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Skakel Lawyers Say Trial Attorney 'Had A Good Time' At Client's Expense
Lawyers seeking a new trial for Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel argued in court papers filed this week that evidence heard at a hearing in April showed Skakel's trial lawyer "had a good time" with the case at the expense of the convicted murderer's ...
50 Cent's lawyer denies rapper kicked ex-girlfriend
LOS ANGELES — Rapper 50 Cent denies allegations he attacked his ex-girlfriend and trashed her condo. The “In da Club” performer's lawyer says there's no warrant outstanding on the domestic violence and vandalism charges against 50 Cent, whose real ...
Local lawyer's Facebook post is no laughing matter
The lawsuit claims that a Virginia Beach defense lawyer's Facebook post included untrue information that harmed another lawyer's reputation. Judges later issued an order requiring all cellphones and electronics to be turned off in the General District ...
Lawyer sues lawyer over photo posted on Facebook
There's something fascinating to the rest of us when two lawyers get into a very public spitting match. (That is the correct phrase, isn't it?) In Virginia Beach, lawyer Jason Swango is suing lawyer Daniel J. Miller after Miller took a photo in court ...
Former local prosecutor new head of lawyer group
A Chicago attorney who got her start as a Champaign County prosecutor has been named the 137th president of the Illinois State Bar Association. Paula Hudson Holderman was installed on June 21 at the organization's annual meeting. Holderman is chief ...
Hernandez may be paying for Wallace's lawyer
Buried in a story regarding a supposed “mix-up” regarding whether Wallace will be represented by the public defender or a private lawyer is the likely reason for Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter's frustration: If Wallace has a high-profile ...
Zimmerman lawyer urges Trayvon's mom to admit her son 'caused his own death'
Mark O'Mara, the criminal defense attorney representing former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman, on Friday urged the mother of slain teen Trayvon Martin to admit that her son may have “caused his own death.” O'Mara began his ...
First verdict for Delhi gang-rape due next week: lawyer
NEW DELHI (AFP) – A juveniles' court in New Delhi is set to hand down the first verdict next week over the gang-rape of a student in the capital which sparked mass protests, a lawyer said Friday. The court has been hearing the case of a teenager, aged ...
Readorama: Lawyer uncovers evidence that verifies a long-rumored Jesse ...
Readorama: Lawyer uncovers evidence that verifies a long-rumored Jesse ...
East Ramapo lawyer fires obscenities at parents | new video
Explosive East Ramapo lawyer yells at mom from dis...: Christopher Kirby, a lawyer for the East Ramapo School District, interrupts a district parent as she speaks to a member of the school board. (Video submitted by LuckyLou Production) ...
James Gandolfini will a tax 'disaster,' says top estate lawyer
The taxman is coming after James Gandolfini's heirs. The late "Sopranos" star's will is "a disaster" that could see over $30 million of his estimated $70 million estate go to the government, a top estate lawyer told the Daily News. "It's a nightmare ...
Lawyer: Realtor charged with throwing carcasses is fired
Police in Lower Merion say a security camera captured footage of two upscale Main Line real estate agents tossing dead mice and snakes onto the yard of their next-door neighbor's $1 million home on Booth Lane - all part of an alleged plot to sabotage ...
Outbursts like East Ramapo lawyer's spread quickly online (video)
East Ramapo Videographer speaks: Retired NYPD Lt. Antonio Luciano at his Chestnut Ridge home July 5, 2013. Luciano shot video of a confrontation with East Ramapo School district lawyer Christopher Kirby. ( Peter Carr / The Journal News ) ...
Lawyer: Man accused of prison murder currently in Florida, not Massachusetts
A man being extradited to New Hampshire to face charges that he murdered a fellow inmate at Concord's state prison is currently incarcerated in Florida, not Massachusetts as a state prosecutor said Wednesday in court, the man's lawyer said. Thomas ...
East Ramapo lawyer fires obscenities at parents
Explosive East Ramapo lawyer yells at mom from dis...: Christopher Kirby, a lawyer for the East Ramapo School District, interrupts a district parent as she speaks to a member of the school board. (Video submitted by LuckyLou Production) ...
Mt. Pleasant lawyer disbarred for stealing money
A Mt. Pleasant lawyer who practiced for 11 years has been disbarred by the State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board. A hearing panel originally recommended that lawyer Mark J. Tyslenko's license simply be suspended for 45 days, but the attorney ...
Inmate driving program eliminated; lawyer for crash victim's family plans lawsuit
“They never should've started something like that,” he said, adding that he hired Chicago lawyer Timothy Cavanagh to represent him. Cavanagh said he plans to sue Dobbe next week, and eventually the state, over a “fatally flawed” policy of giving car ...
Lawyer's call leads Pasadena police to slain woman
Pasadena police plan to file murder charges against a man who told his attorney he killed a woman in her apartment. The unusual tip came about 11:30 a.m. Friday, when the Houston attorney called Pasadena police to say they would find the dead woman in ...
Legislature gutted bill to help disabled and elderly, San Jose lawyer says
A bill inspired by a brain-injured San Jose man's fight to protect his savings from his court-appointed trustee has veered off course and no longer serves the elderly and disabled Californians it professes to help, according to the lawyer who ...
The Desk: When a lawyer inquires, take time to check out their claim
"Dear Friend, I am writing because I saw your residence on a list of house (sic) in danger of being foreclosed and lost by their owners." Sue Bernert's 84-year-old father read it and, understandably, freaked out. Though the retired lawyer had paid off ...
Nyack coral smuggler's probation, conviction are punishment enough, lawyer says
His lawyer, Jonathan Marvinny, argues in court papers filed June 28 that the applicable sentencing guideline of 30 to 37 months in prison is “seriously unreasonable” for Russo, a first-time offender who committed a nonviolent crime. The requirements of ...
'We will continue to fight': Lawyer for King, Parks pledges to regain voting ...
'We will continue to fight': Lawyer for King, Parks pledges to regain voting ...
What Snowden Needs Now Is A Good Lawyer
Since he admitted to breaking U.S. laws that prohibit the disclosure of classified government information, NSA leaker Edward Snowden has claimed several rights are guaranteed him, including asylum, a passport and freedom from prosecution. Last week, in ...
Panic Street Lawyer: Driving me backwards
Although direction is a theme of this week's PSL, I will not be previewing tomorrow's performance in Pittsburgh by British boy band One Direction. However, the band's scheduled July 19 performance in Kansas City produced a hate-filled statement this ...
Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada rejects terrorism charges, his lawyer says
AMMAN, Jordan — Radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada pleaded innocent to terrorism charges in Jordan on Sunday, his lawyer said, hours after a decade-long legal battle ended with his deportation from Britain. His return was viewed as a victory in Jordan ...
Nationally Known Texas Lawyer Visits Wichita Falls; Speaks About Religious ...
Nationally Known Texas Lawyer Visits Wichita Falls; Speaks About Religious ...
Centre-left lawyer likely Egypt's new PM: presidency
CAIRO (AFP) – Egypt's interim president will likely appoint centre-left business lawyer Ziad Bahaa Eldin as prime minister within 24 hours, a presidential aide told AFP on Sunday. The president, Adly Mansour, was also leaning towards picking Nobel ...
Leftist lawyer Bahaa Eldin a top choice to assume Egypt's presidency
Egypt's interim president will likely appoint centre-left business lawyer Ziad Bahaa Eldin as prime minister within 24 hours, a presidential aide told AFP on Sunday. The president, Adly Mansour, was also leaning towards picking Nobel Laureate Mohamed ...
Blind lawyer carves niche practicing employment discrimination law
"I'm trying to meet as many professionals, lawyers and non-lawyers, as possible. That's key." Mr. Sullivan and Bravo are a constant presence at networking events through the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pittsburgh Young Professionals and social ...
South Dakota looks to pioneer rural lawyer program
That is the bill which will fund a pilot program giving 16 lawyers a little more than $13,000 a year for five years to practice in a rural location that is currently underserved. The program began July 1 and operates on a first come, first served basis ...
Lawyer Slapped With 6-Week Suspension
A Harare lawyer Mr Thomas Sakutukwa was last Friday slapped with a six-week suspension over allegations of failing to properly account for trust funds and unfair labour practice at his law firm. The Legal Practitioners' Disciplinary Tribunal chairman ...
Jordan lawyer asks court to release Abu Qatada on bail
AMMAN (AFP) – The lawyer of Islamist cleric Abu Qatada, who pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges in Jordan following his deportation from Britain, said he applied on Monday for his client's release on bail. "I applied today (Monday) to the state ...
MLK lawyer pledges to regain voting rights protections
The Supreme Court voided the section of the Voting Rights Act mandating states with a history of discrimination seek approval to change election and voting laws. GAN CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY 070713. Fred Gray, left, and U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., talk ...
Lawyer: Vt. man won't testify in teacher death
The lawyer for Allen Prue is asking a judge to rule that statements Prue made to police outlining the role his wife, Sheila Prue, allegedly played in the March 2012 killing of Melissa Jenkins can't be used at Sheila Prue's trial. Thirty-four-year-old ...
East Ramapo Parents To Rally Tonight For School Board . . . In one Rockland ...
East Ramapo Parents To Rally Tonight For School Board . . . In one Rockland ...
Why a Lawyer Mom Decided to Write Her First Novel
As a lawyer, I'd found it unnatural and unromantic to view an hour as a commodity. But at some point in that year, I forced myself to budget my time like it was money, spending first on the necessities: family time and client needs. After that, I ...
State Department's Watergate? Office of high-profile whistleblower lawyer ...
State Department's Watergate? Office of high-profile whistleblower lawyer ...
McDonnell lawyer says children took minimal food from mansion
RICHMOND — A new analysis of food taken from the Virginia governor's mansion found that Gov. Robert F. McDonnell's children took only small amounts of it to their own homes or college dorm rooms, a lawyer for the governor said Monday. Attorney Tony ...
FL Defense Lawyer On CNN: After Today, 'Impossible' Not To See Zimmerman ...
FL Defense Lawyer On CNN: After Today, 'Impossible' Not To See Zimmerman ...
Lawyer for bin Laden's ex-spokesman loses bid to inject US spying issues into ...
Lawyer for bin Laden's ex-spokesman loses bid to inject US spying issues into ...
Parents call rally to demand firing of school board lawyer who berated mother ...
Parents call rally to demand firing of school board lawyer who berated mother ...
O'Bannon lawyer seeks protection for current athlete
The lawyer leading an anti-trust suit against the NCAA and two co-defendants concerning the use of college athletes' names and likenesses sent a letter to the NCAA's attorney Monday asking the association to stipulate that no action will be taken ...
Former DOD Lawyer talks to CNN
Now in private practice as a partner at Paul, Weiss law firm in Washington, Johnson recently spoke to CNN about some of the issues he faced overseeing the Defense Department's 10,000 uniformed and civilian lawyers, issues he may be asked about when ...
Pataki Changes Lawyers to Fight Suit by Men Confined After Prison for Sex Crimes
... Suit by Men Confined After Prison for Sex Crimes. By BENJAMIN WEISER. Published: July 9, 2013. Clients often dismiss their lawyers, but it is not every day that a former New York governor decides to drop the state attorney general as his defense ...
Soldier's Lawyers Ask Judge to Acquit on Aid to Enemy
FORT MEADE, Md. — Defense lawyers for Pfc. Bradley Manning asked a military judge on Monday to acquit him of the most serious charge he faces — aiding the enemy by providing classified information to WikiLeaks — as they began to present their ...
Florida Football's Top Lawyer
Over the past two decades, the Gainesville lawyer has represented dozens of Gators players in criminal cases ranging from allegations of misdemeanor assault to felony burglary. So prevalent is Johnson at the side of accused Gators that in a 2009 ...
Confrontation erupts between NY school board lawyer, parent
Peggy Hatton, a parent in the East Ramapo School District in New York, accuses district lawyer Christopher Kirby of smirking at her comments during a July 2, 2013 school board meeting. Post to Facebook. Confrontation erupts between N.Y. school board ...
NY school district drops firm after lawyer's outburst
Until Monday evening, district officials and lawyers at Minerva & D'Agostino have kept quiet about their intentions. Since the four-minute video was posted online on Wednesday, it has been viewed thousands of times and has prompted an outcry of ...
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"They're supposed to be role models for the children and they are supposed to set standards and what not and I just think it's unacceptable," said Kyeem Dixon, a senior. Many parents complain another lawyer from the same firm has also yelled and cursed ...
Costa Concordia captain's trial postponed by nationwide lawyer strike
The trial of the captain of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner began Tuesday in a theater converted into a courtroom in Tuscany to accommodate all the survivors and relatives of the 32 victims who want to see justice carried out in the 2012 ...