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Lawyer: Connolly drew line
Disgraced FBI agent John “Zip” Connolly Jr., stewing behind the walls of a Florida Panhandle prison, is following the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, and his lawyer says he wants to tell people three things: Whitey was an FBI informant, murder wasn't ...
Snowden's lawyer says convinced Beijing told him to flee
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A lawyer for Edward Snowden said on Monday the former U.S. spy agency employee was told to flee Hong Kong by a middleman claiming to represent the government of the China-controlled territory, but who was probably acting on ...
Rape cases not keeping lawyer from practicing
An investigation was launched after the mother of one of Armengau's clients told police that the lawyer grabbed her breasts and exposed himself to her during a meeting in his office on April 4. The indictment, filed on May 20, was obtained by the Ohio ...
Jersey Lawyer Gives His City Council A First-Rate Spanking in Hilarious Memo
What do you get when you mix one part smart-ass lawyer, one part overly litigious city government, and shake it all up in the merciless expanse of the Internet? The sassiest legal document to ever hit the blogosphere, that's what. The story: Jake ...
Beijing-backed middleman told Snowden to flee Hong Kong – whistleblower's ...
Beijing-backed middleman told Snowden to flee Hong Kong – whistleblower's ...
Sudan ex-intelligence boss faces coup charges: lawyer
KHARTOUM (AFP) – Sudan's once-powerful intelligence chief has been charged with plotting against the state and could face the death penalty, his lawyer said on Monday as he tries to get the charges withdrawn. Salah Gosh has been detained since ...
George Zimmerman's Lawyer Opens Trial With A Knock-Knock Joke
George Zimmerman's defense attorney kicked off the first day of trial in the high-profile case with a knock-nock joke. Don West admitted that his approach was a “bit weird” in the context of the death of Trayvon Martin, but told jurors in his opening ...
Big Law Firm to Cut Lawyers and Some Partner Pay
One of the country's most prestigious and profitable law firms is laying off a large number of lawyers and support staff, as well as reducing the pay of some of its partners, a surprising move that underscores the financial difficulties facing the ...
George Zimmerman's lawyer opens with claim Trayvon Martin attacked his client ...
George Zimmerman's lawyer opens with claim Trayvon Martin attacked his client ...
Quinn names labor lawyer McGann to McPier board
Labor lawyer Terrance McGann, who led a successful challenge of state-mandated work-rule changes at McCormick Place, has been appointed by Gov. Pat Quinn to serve on the board of the state-city agency that owns the convention center. McGann ...
Lawyer: Nigerian state hangs 4 convicted criminals, ignores pending appeal ...
Lawyer: Nigerian state hangs 4 convicted criminals, ignores pending appeal ...
St. Petersburg lawyer found not guilty of bribery charges
Tampa Tribune - TAMPA - A St. Petersburg lawyer was acquitted Monday of charges he tried to bribe a bankruptcy trustee to get business for his personal injury practice. Jurors found Vincent C. Rowley not guilty of bribery and lying to the FBI about why ...
Leonia fire department lawyer: No council records of suspension meetings
LEONIA – The borough apparently kept no record of what was said or who attended meetings at which the Borough Council's Fire Committee decided to suspend its fire department after a young boy was allegedly molested in the firehouse, according to the ...
Former Bush Lawyer to Spend One Day in Jail
Scott Bloch, the former head of the Office of Special Counsel under the George W. Bush administration, was sentenced today to serve 24 months of probation and spend a day in jail. Bloch pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor charge of destroying government ...
Hernandez's lawyer speaks out against false reports of arrest warrant
At a time when it appeared that Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's advisors had planned to concede the battle in the court of public opinion, his lawyer has broken a prior vow of silence. Attorney Michael Fee has issued a statement attacking media ...
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer rips media for 'flood of ... false reports'
We haven't heard anything from Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez or his attorney, Michael Fee, since last Wednesday when Fee released a statement saying, basically, that they would have no comment on the police investigation into the death of ...
A Lawyer's Evolution, Mirroring the Law's
As a secretly gay lawyer in the 1980s, Mr. Smith watched in silent disappointment as his former boss, Justice Lewis F. Powell Jr., joined the majority in a 1986 case that upheld a Georgia sodomy law. Out of the closet by the early 1990s, Mr. Smith went ...
Should You Lawyer Up Against The IRS? You Bet
I'm not saying that you need a lawyer every time a piece of paper comes from the IRS. You might receive a letter from the IRS asking about some aspect of your return. You might want to handle it yourself. Still, be cautious and reflective, especially ...
Law-Firm Slowdown Fuels Cuts at Weil Gotshal
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, a 1,200-lawyer firm with a roster of blue-chip clients such as General Electric Co. and General Motors Co., said Monday that the layoffs will include 60 associate attorneys, principally in its Boston and Houston offices, and ...
Lawyer facing misconduct charges, could lose license
Barry P. Wilson, a volcanic Boston defense lawyer who spent just over a month in jail last year for contempt after another courtroom outburst, is now facing a slew of professional misconduct allegations that could result in the loss of his license to ...
European Court of Justice lawyer sides with Google in 'right to be forgotten' case
AMSTERDAM – A top lawyer at the European Court of Justice said Tuesday that Google and other search engines should not have to remove web pages containing personal information from their search indexes. In a blow for the "right to be forgotten" privacy ...
European court lawyer sides with Google
AMSTERDAM A top lawyer at the European Court of Justice said Tuesday that Google (GOOG) and other search engines should not have to remove web pages containing personal information from their search indexes. In a blow for the "right to be forgotten" ...
EU court lawyer backs Google in 'right to be forgotten' case
EU court lawyer backs Google in 'right to be forgotten' case. The legal opinion by a lawyer at the top EU court believes Google does not have to delete damaging results from its search index, but such companies should still abide by EU and member state ...
Lawyer for Aaron Hernandez decries 'false reports'
Citing “a relentless flood of rumors, misinformation and false reports in the media,” the lawyer for embattled New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has issued an email defending his client. Attorney Michael K. Fee said in a widely distributed ...
Paula Deen Racism Claim 'Lacks Standing,' Because Plaintiff Is White, Georgia ...
Paula Deen Racism Claim 'Lacks Standing,' Because Plaintiff Is White, Georgia ...
Suspect's Lawyer Claiming Self Defense In Transgender Attack
A suspect in the attack on a transgender woman in Hollywood is pleading not guilty to the charges, and his lawyer is arguing that the victim attacked first. Nicol Shakhnazaryan, a 21-year-old Los Angeles resident, was arrested June 20. He pleaded not ...
Lawyer: More phone hacking claims could come out
NEW YORK -- The lawyer for a stuntwoman suing Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. over alleged phone hacking said Tuesday that other people have reached out to his team with their own claims. The attorney, Norman Siegel, told the media in New York that his ...
Another lawyer leaving public defender's office
Schmidt has been with the Champaign County public defender's office since December 1999. Since 2006, he has served as the first assistant to Public Defender Randy Rosenbaum. Schmidt received his law degree from Chicago Kent in 1998 and his ...
Lawyer: Texas woman's execution can't be stopped
Kimberly McCarthy contends black jurors were improperly excluded from her trial by prosecutors and this wasn't challenged by her lawyers. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Tuesday declined to reconsider its denial a day earlier of McCarthy's ...
Barbara Arnwine, Civil Rights Lawyer: Voting Rights Act Ruling Marks Rise Of ...
Barbara Arnwine, Civil Rights Lawyer: Voting Rights Act Ruling Marks Rise Of ...
Lawyer Fees, Linklaters, Simpson Thacher: Business of Law
Legal fees rose 10 percent from 2010 to 2012 and increased 4.8 percent last year, according to a survey by Tymetrix and CEB, which looked at billing information from more than 4,800 law firms and 99,000 lawyers. Finance and securities rates increased ...
Hastings' lawyer wants $25000 contempt fine tossed
LITTLE ROCK — A lawyer for a former Little Rock police officer charged with manslaughter is asking a judge to vacate a $25,000 contempt of court fine he was assessed at the end of a mistrial this past weekend. Attorney Bill James said in court papers ...
Lawyer defends tweet about 'doing Paula Deen in a strongly metaphorical sense'
One of the lawyers suing Paula Deen and her brother is defending a tweet in which he said he is “doing Paula Deen in a strongly metaphorical sense.” Lawyers for the defendants are appealing a magistrate judge's refusal to disqualify the tweeting lawyer ...
Lawyer: Gary Player to oppose claim of $1m by former caddie, business partner
JOHANNESBURG — A lawyer representing Gary Player says the golfer will oppose a claim of $1 million by his former caddie and business partner in South Africa for an unpaid loan. Dave King has gained an interim court order that potentially allows him to ...
WikiLeaks and Assange lawyer decides not to represent Snowden, claims his ...
WikiLeaks and Assange lawyer decides not to represent Snowden, claims his ...
WikiLeaks Lawyer Turns Down Request to Defend Snowden
MADRID—The Spanish lawyer who has been working with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Wednesday that he had turned down a request by the U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden to undertake his legal defense as well. In a brief statement issued by his ...
FP Passport: Ed Snowden Inspired This Chinese Lawyer to Challenge Beijing's ...
FP Passport: Ed Snowden Inspired This Chinese Lawyer to Challenge Beijing's ...
Troy lawyer loses bid to bring Abu Ghraib detainees into US court
WASHINGTON — A Troy lawyer may have lost his last, best chance to bring detainees from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison into an American courtroom seeking justice, with a federal judge dismissing his clients' remaining claims this week. He is promising to ...
Two-Face a lethal lawyer in 'Dark Knight' digital series
The disfigured supervillain wants to right a wrong from his past in digital comic story. Two-Face cover. Two-Face and his backstory play a key role in the newest story in the digital-first 'Legends of the Dark Knight' series. (Photo: DC Comics) ...
Veteran Civil Rights Lawyer Challenged Over Media Diversity Role
Minority Media and Telecommunications Council President David Honig has devoted his life to civil rights issues, particularly those revolving around the media and telecom policy. But no issue has defined Honig and his organization as much as the ...
Lawyer: Supreme Court rulings 'huge'
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - West Michigan same-sex marriage advocates are celebrating a pair of U.S. Supreme Court rulings that were issued Wednesday. One ruling strikes down a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage Act that denied federal ...
Lawyer group challenge speedy executions
Lawyers representing death row inmates filed suit with the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday in an attempt to invalidate parts of a law that Gov. Rick Scott signed two weeks ago that would speed executions. The suit, filed by the public agency Capital ...
Glenn Greenwald, journalist who broke Edward Snowden story, was once ...
Glenn Greenwald, journalist who broke Edward Snowden story, was once ...
Where's Pugh? Orr moves to halt his salary; lawyer accuses council president ...
Where's Pugh? Orr moves to halt his salary; lawyer accuses council president ...
California Regulator's Top Lawyer Recuses Himself From PG&E Case
Lindh will be replaced by retired CPUC assistant general counsel Arocles Aguilar, according to an e-mailed statement from the agency. Some CPUC lawyers working on the probes and proposed penalties for PG&E had asked to be reassigned, the regulator ...
Activists say health of prominent Syrian rights lawyer held incommunicado is ...
Activists say health of prominent Syrian rights lawyer held incommunicado is ...
Pulling a Snowden in China: Human rights lawyer demands surveillance info
Inspired by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and his revelations about US spying operations, a Chinese human rights lawyer has sent a public letter (Chinese original) to China's Ministry of Public Security asking for full disclosure of the government ...
Bobby Ferguson says he's broke, can't afford lawyer; judge to address issue today
Ferguson has argued the five-month-long public corruption trial and last year's bid-rigging trial, which ended in a mistrial due to a hung jury, have financially tapped him out and he can't afford a private lawyer anymore. He had three private ...
Trayvon Martin family lawyer Benjamin Crump accused of lying to court
FLORIDA, June 27, 2013 — Prosecutors embarked on a rocky road yesterday in their quest to prove neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman guilty of second-degree murder. In February of last year, unarmed seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was ...
Hernandez will appeal bail ruling; lawyer says 'not a strong case'
Hernandez's lawyer, Michael Fee, argued before a magistrate on Wednesday that Hernandez was not a flight risk. Fee said that Hernandez owns his home, lives with his fiancée and baby — and stayed put last week despite rampant rumors of his impending ...