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W.Va. lawyer-candidate faces law license threat
He got a mental health warrant open so he could shock somebody into getting to sobriety," the defense lawyer, George Daugherty, said during Tuesday's hearing. "He got a mental health warrant against a friend hoping it would shock him into getting him ...
Lawyer of convicted Garcia rival wants FBI investigation of mystery 2010 candidate
Hidden money. A shadowy candidate. Missing campaign-finance reports. That's not just a description of Justin Lamar Sternad's crime-filled congressional campaign against U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia in 2012. It also describes yet another Garcia rival from two ...
HFPA Names Former MPAA Lawyer Gregory Goeckner COO And General ...
HFPA Names Former MPAA Lawyer Gregory Goeckner COO And General ...
Lawyer: Wife of ex-CeaseFire leader was 'beaten like an animal'
Prosecutors say Hardiman punched and kicked her. Her lawyer said she was “beaten like an animal.” The truth will come out in court, the former leader of the anti-violence group CeaseFire Illinois said, as he fights the latest domestic battery charge ...
Apple Was 'Indifferent' to Amazon Pricing, Lawyer Says
An Apple Inc. (AAPL) lawyer who negotiated e-book contracts with publishers testified that the company was “indifferent” to whether the publishers used a similar pricing model with Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) and other retailers. Kevin Saul, an associate ...
Rock band Stone Temple Pilots to go on without ex-singer: lawyer
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The remaining members of Stone Temple Pilots will not disband despite former singer Scott Weiland asking a court to force them to do so, and it was their legal right to kick him out because of his "destructive behavior," their ...
Lawyer: Wife of ex-CeaseFire director has been living 'in fear'
The wife of former CeaseFire director Tio Hardiman has been living "in fear" since she was "beaten like an animal" by her husband, her attorney told reporters outside the Maywood courthouse today. Ferdinand Serpe made the comments after his client ...
Lawyer: Firing of ex-LAPD officer Dorner justified
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An internal review by the Los Angeles Police Department concluded that rogue ex-officer Christopher Dorner was justifiably fired, a lawyer who reviewed the findings told the Associated Press on Tuesday. Civil rights attorney Connie ...
Lawyer Says Off-Duty SFPD Officer Was Target Of Racial Profiling
Civil rights lawyer John Burris said Tuesday it was appropriate for the other officers to stop off-duty Officer Lorenzo Adamsum, who has been on disability for back problems for several months, at the corner of Third Street and Newcomb Avenue around 8 ...
'Passionate' mob defense lawyer dies of apparent suicide
An autopsy is set for Wednesday on a prominent criminal defense lawyer who suffered an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound this morning at his Hyde Park condominium as he was being evicted. Rick Halprin, 73, of the 1000 block of East 53rd Street, was ...
Lawyer for female midshipman says client was punished after sexual assault claim
Speaking at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on military sexual crimes, Sen. John McCain said he "could not" recommend that anyone's daughter join the military given the continued reports of sexual misconduct. The Pentagon estimates as many ...
Minneapolis lawyer shot dead by boyfriend in Shoreview home
Sullivan, a lawyer and active community volunteer, is the seventh metro-area woman killed this year allegedly at the hands of a boyfriend or husband. “To have so many this early in the year is very concerning,” said Carol Arthur, executive director of ...
Nothing Is More Expensive Than A Cheap Lawyer
One of the biggest mistakes I made early on as an entrepreneur was hiring cheap lawyers or not using an expensive lawyer nearly enough, thinking I was saving money for my business. But over the years, the school of hard knocks taught me just how ...
Calderon hasn't done anything wrong, his lawyer says
Geragos has made a name for himself as a criminal defense lawyer for high-profile clients like Chris Brown, Gary Condit and Scott Peterson. On Tuesday, he said federal authorities are "out of control" and "should be ashamed of themselves." Geragos said ...
Lawyer: Manning Wanted to Enlighten US About War
(FORT MEADE, Md.) — Sitting almost motionless, Pfc. Bradley Manning listened to his attorney argue that the soldier was young and naive and only wanted to enlighten the public about the bitter reality of America's wars when he gave a massive amount of ...
Lawyer: Mo. man to plead guilty in wife's killing
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A southeast Missouri man plans to plead guilty to murder in the killing of his estranged wife, a mother of triplets who was missing for almost two years, his lawyer said Wednesday. Cape Girardeau public defender Christopher Davis told ...
George Zimmerman's Lawyer Wants to Ban Words Like "Vigilante" at Trial
Mere days after arguing that a Florida jury should know all about shooting victim Trayvon Martin's texts, tweets, school suspensions and alleged drug use, a lawyer for Martin's accused killer is seeking a gag order to ban a list of "inflammatory" terms ...
Lawyer: Mo. Man to Plead Guilty in Wife's Killing
A southeast Missouri man plans to plead guilty to murder in the killing of his estranged wife, a mother of triplets who was missing for almost two years, his lawyer said Wednesday. Cape Girardeau public defender Christopher Davis told The Associated ...
Paris Jackson Is ' Physically Fine , Getting Appropriate Attention , ' Says Lawyer
Eric George, a lawyer for Paris's mother Debbie Rowe, also issued a statement: "We appreciate everyone's thoughts for Paris at this time and their respect for the family's privacy." A family source confirms to PEOPLE that the teenager slit her wrists ...
Lawyer causes $100000 in damage in opulent Las Vegas suite
This hangover is going to hurt. A California lawyer looking to do his best Wolf Pack impression during a crazy Las Vegas rumpus caused $100,000 in damage to his two-story suite on the Strip. When Robert Pearman, celebrating his 45th birthday, refused ...
State reassigns lawyers probing PG&E
The California Public Utilities Commission legal team investigating Pacific Gas and Electric Co.'s culpability for the San Bruno natural-gas explosion was abruptly reassigned this week, sending the agency into turmoil as it made its case for whether ...
Appeal dismissed for plaintiff's lawyer in Oracle sexual harrassment case
This meant that if Richardson had recovered 60 percent of costs on taxation, she would still have owed her law firm, Harmers Workplace Lawyers, AU$22,287.75, and have no money left for herself. "That picture is a very disturbing one. At this point ...
Lawyer arrested after allegedly destroying Vegas hotel room in wild 'Hangover ...
Lawyer arrested after allegedly destroying Vegas hotel room in wild 'Hangover ...
Man says lawyer failed to appeal smuggling charge
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Massachusetts man sentenced to more than 13 years for smuggling marijuana from Jamaica to Mississippi says his lawyer failed to file a notice of appeal in the case. James Stavely-O'Carroll of Dartmouth, Mass., was the owner of ...
Breaking With Norms, New Chief Lawyer at Rutgers U. Enters Fray
John J. Farmer Jr., a former law dean and New Jersey attorney general who is now general counsel at Rutgers U., wrote an op-ed that likened a controversial appointee to former President Bill Clinton. "It was an unusual step to take," he says, "to meet ...
Jailed Egyptian blogger begins hunger strike: lawyer
"An example is being made of Douma," Douma's lawyer Ali Soliman told Reuters on Thursday. He said the blogger began refusing food on Wednesday. The government denies that the growing number of cases against its critics are politically motivated, and ...
Lawyer Who Stepped Down From San Bruno Case Cites 'Unlawful ...
Lawyer Who Stepped Down From San Bruno Case Cites 'Unlawful ...
Now's A Good Time To Read NSA Lawyer's Speech About 'False Myths'
In February, National Security Agency general counsel Rajesh De spoke at Georgetown Law School made a rare public speech on three “pervasive false myths” about how the NSA operates. He was giving the keynote at a conference about “Swimming in the ...
Cool modernist design inside a high-profile lawyer's office
There are certain expectations when you walk into the office of a high-powered lawyer: Dark wood wainscoting, tufted leather sofas and a desk the size of a queen bed. That's exactly the kind of look that lawyer Bill Stradley was trying to avoid he ...
Libya must hand former spy chief to Hague court: lawyer
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The lawyer for Libya's former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi has demanded his surrender to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, where he would not face the threat of the death penalty. Senussi, notorious as ...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Oneida nation agreement is illegal vote-buying, lawyer for ...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Oneida nation agreement is illegal vote-buying, lawyer for ...
Report: IRS Lawyer Who Oversaw Tea-Party Targeting Said to Be Retiring
A tax law specialist and attorney who processed tea-party cases in the Internal Revenue Service's Exempt Organization's Technical Office is retiring, according to an IRS source. Reached over the phone, the lawyer, Carter Hull, would not confirm or deny ...
Judge threatens to strangle lawyer, gets suspended
Heated exchange between judge and attorney: The following is courtroom video showing two exchanges between Senior Judge Martin McDonald and assistant public advocate David Barron in Jefferson Circuit Court on Sept. 28, 2012 ...
PG&E no-fine penalty 'unlawful'
(06-06) 18:44 PDT SAN BRUNO -- A state lawyer who worked for more than two years building a case against Pacific Gas and Electric Co. over the San Bruno natural-gas explosion said Thursday that the Public Utilities Commission's suggested penalty for ...
Lawyer cleared in New Cassel development scandal
A Hempstead lawyer cleared of conspiracy and scheming to defraud charges in a New Cassel development deal that ensnared three former government officials said he feels vindicated, but the case has hurt his career. Douglas L. Thomas, who formerly ...
Lawyer: 2 get death in high-profile Pakistan case
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A defense lawyer says two men have been sentenced to death over a fatal shooting that exposed class divisions in Pakistan and led to an unusual social media campaign demanding justice. The wealthy pair, Shahrukh Jatoi and ...
Lawyer says 2 suspects get death penalty in Pakistan shooting case that ...
Lawyer says 2 suspects get death penalty in Pakistan shooting case that ...
BlackBerry's New Lawyer Is Getting Busy
Now the battle-hardened lawyer has joined Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry to fight its critics. Zipperstein, who turns 54 this month, was lured out of retirement in Santa Barbara, California, last spring year by an offer to become BlackBerry's ...
Apparently, An Apple Lawyer 'Dismantled' A Google Exec In Court Yesterday
But under oath, Turvey acknowledged that his lawyer helped him draft the statement that he filed with the court and that he was unsure whether he or his lawyer wrote important passages. "You can't tell the court whether you wrote it or not," Snyder ...
Lawyer Faces Charges for 'Hangover'-Style Vegas Vacation
Transcript for Lawyer Faces Charges for 'Hangover'-Style Vegas Vacation. 7:43 with the real-life story of hangover. A california lawyer facing charges now for throwing a huge birthday bash and trashing his las vegas hotel room in an epic way. Abc's dan ...
Reports: Grand jury looking into death at lawyer's apt.
A Philadelphia grand jury is looking into the death of Julia Papazian Law, the paralegal whose body was found facedown in a bathtub the apartment of her boss, criminal defense lawyer A. Charles Peruto Jr., according to news reports. The District ...
Lindsay Lohan FINALLY Pays Her Lawyer!
The woman responsible for saving Lindsay Lohan from wearing prison stripes has finally received those dolla, dolla bills! Linds, currently finishing up her 90-day stint at the Betty Ford Center, has reportedly paid her re-hired lawyer Shawn Holley the ...
Whitey lawyer: Massachusetts state police protecting ex-hitman
A defense lawyer for James “Whitey” Bulger — who is accusing the state police of shielding a former mob hit man from a potential criminal investigation — this morning declined to discuss his blockbuster allegations with reporters. “Go Bruins,” was J ...
Mike Goodson's lawyer: Driver told police gun was his
The attorney for New York Jets running back Mike Goodson told USA TODAY Sports on Friday the discovery he received on his client's case from New Jersey State Police revealed Garant Evans, the driver of the car when both were arrested, has claimed ...
Lawyer for Mike Goodson says police report shows gun did not belong to the NY ...
Lawyer for Mike Goodson says police report shows gun did not belong to the NY ...
WikiLeaks trial is high-profile case for low-profile lawyer
His aunt, herself a lawyer, helped vet names of possible lawyers for the case suggested by Army veterans and activist supporters. The family fielded unsolicited offers from attorneys eager to take the high-profile case in which Manning is accused of ...
Mike Goodson's lawyer: Driver claimed gun; state police disagree
The lawyer for Mike Goodson released a document Friday that he claimed proved the gun found during Goodson's recent arrest didn't belong the New York Jets running back. But New Jersey state police disagreed, saying who owned the gun had yet to be ...
Accused Boston mobster's lawyer says columnist could taint jury pool
BOSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for accused Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger said a newspaper column on Friday by a journalist named as a potential witness in his trial for 19 murders was a "scathing attack" that could prejudice jurors. Bulger's ...
IRS lawyer who oversaw conservative targeting is retiring and his Facebook ...
IRS lawyer who oversaw conservative targeting is retiring and his Facebook ...
Accused Boston mobster's lawyer says columnist pollutes jury pool
A lawyer for accused Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger said a newspaper column on Friday by a journalist named as a potential witness in his trial for 19 murders was a "scathing attack" that could prejudice jurors. Bulger's defense this week took ...