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Israel secretly holds 'Prisoner X2' for security breach: lawyer
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has secretly jailed a member of its security services for a grave offence, a prominent Israeli lawyer said on Tuesday, describing the case as riveting and sensational. The revelation emerged from a memorandum released by ...
Media bias hurts SAC executive's right to fair trial: lawyer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Relentless media coverage is hindering SAC Capital executive Michael Steinberg's chances at a fair trial because it mostly presumes his guilt on insider trading charges, Steinberg's lawyer claimed in a memo filed in federal court ...
Baltimore Lawyer Marks 60 Years, All At 1 Firm
“There was an enormous respect and trust for lawyer … as compared to now,” Wharton said. “People had the same respect for doctors (and) ministers (in the 1950s).” That environment is somewhat particular to Baltimore, according to Wharton, who said ...
Zimmerman Lawyer Mark O'Mara: "My Client Will Never Be Safe"
PIERS MORGAN: If George Zimmerman is acquitted, completely acquitted, not found guilty of second-degree murder, no lesser charge of manslaughter, and walks free, having killed somebody we know after the event was an unarmed young teenager, there ...
Lawyer's record 12-year prison term for insider trading is upheld
A record 12-year prison sentence for insider trading given to a former lawyer in connection with a tipping scheme that stretched over 17 years was upheld on Tuesday by a federal appeals court. Matthew Kluger, 52, had been sentenced in June 2012 for ...
Lawyer says Ortiz isn't cooperating in case against Hernandez
On the same day that a judge released more than 150 pages of documents generated by the process of obtaining and executing on a search warrant, Carlos Ortiz quietly had another court appearance, for a so-called “dangerousness” hearing that was ...
'Fabulous Fab' lawyer wants email excluded from trial
NEW YORK (Reuters) - An infamous email in which former Goldman Sachs vice president Fabrice Tourre referred to himself as "the fabulous Fab" should not be introduced at his securities fraud trial, his lawyer said on Tuesday. Lawyer Sean Coffey said the ...
Your comments on lawyer compensation: Reasonable or outrageous?
From toni S.: The lawyers cuts on these settlements are obscene! These cases were slam dunk and the lawyer should have received no more than one hundred thousand! Lawyers are now getting more than the proverbial thirty percent...they get forty percent ...
Who, us? Steinberg lawyer blasts media
In particular, the lawyer balked at stories linking Steinberg to his former boss, Steve Cohen, who has also been under intense government scrutiny — including potential criminal charges against his $15 billion firm. “There can be no question that the ...
Asiana 777 Crash At SFO Goes To Lawyers
Lawyers are already fretting over the Asiana crash and trolling for clients. Eventually, the dollars will be large. One aviation accident lawyer estimated that damages could run in the hundreds of millions of dollars. Different passengers will collect ...
FDA slow to ask J&J for drug data, lawyer says
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is dragging its feet in addressing concerns that Johnson & Johnson's antipsychotic drugs Risperdal and Invega are dangerous, a Philadelphia lawyer says in letters to the federal agency, and the company should allow ...
Awkward: Judge Walks Out on Zimmerman Defense Lawyer During Heated Late ...
Awkward: Judge Walks Out on Zimmerman Defense Lawyer During Heated Late ...
Westport lawyer, doctor in spotlight at Michael Jackson trial
Lawyer Michael Koskoff, left, and Dr. Sidney Schnoll, both Westport residents, outside a Los Angeles courthouse last week where they are key players in the trial over a lawsuit filed by the mother of the late pop star Michael Jackson against the ...
Lawyer Abandons Ferrari to Get to Hearing on Time
There are lawyers who are eager to advocate for their clients, and then there are lawyers who are so overzealously eager to advocate for their clients that they're willing to do just about anything to win a case. Some of those that fall into the latter ...
Lawyer Wants Deal for Accused Utah Cabin Burglar
A lawyer is trying to negotiate a plea deal that would resolve dozens of charges across multiple Utah counties for the solitary wilderness fugitive accused of spending years breaking into remote Utah cabins for guns, supplies and whisky. Troy James ...
Utah cabin burglar no 'Robin Hood,' lawyer seeking plea deal on dozens of ...
Utah cabin burglar no 'Robin Hood,' lawyer seeking plea deal on dozens of ...
NCAA fires back at lawyer in Ed O'Bannon legal case
The NCAA's attorney in a lawsuit concerning the use of college athletes' names and likenesses sent a sharply worded letter to the plaintiffs' lead lawyer Michael Hausfeld on Wednesday saying that the NCAA will not retaliate against a current athlete ...
Lawyer: Giants pitcher accused of groping was ill
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The lawyer for a San Francisco Giants pitcher accused of touching a woman's breast at a Las Vegas hospital earlier this year says his client was ill at the time. Chad Gaudin (GOH'-din), 30, was arrested Jan. 27 and charged July 3 with ...
3 abruptly leave lawyer watchdog committee amid investigation
Albany. As chief attorney for the Committee on Professional Standards, Peter Torncello oversaw the handling of every complaint lodged against a lawyer from the Catskills to the Capital Region to the Canadian border. But after nearly two-and-a-half ...
Serial rapist unlikely to re-offend upon release from prison, lawyer says
Serial rapist unlikely to re-offend upon release from prison, lawyer says. print. Comments. 11. Christopher Evans Hubbart is a convicted serial rapist who has spent nearly two decades in state mental hospitals. (KTLA / / July 10, 2013). By Jack Leonard ...
Friends, family puzzled as lawyer goes missing
"It is just stunning — he is gone without a trace," said his friend and fellow lawyer, Ned Pillersdorf. "John Grisham couldn't have written this story." Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo, Johnson's friend, said: "Everybody knows Clyde. It is very out ...
Russia to issue verdict in dead lawyer's trial
MOSCOW (AFP) – A Russian court is expected to convict a dead man on Thursday, completing the posthumous trial of whistleblowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, whose death in detention led to one of the biggest Washington-Moscow rows in years. The tax ...
Garcetti, Wesson improperly used race in redistricting, lawyer says
The lawyer for a group of Los Angeles residents suing to redraw year-old boundaries for 15 City Council districts on Wednesday accused two top elected officials — including newly installed Mayor Eric Garcetti — of violating federal voting rights law ...
Russian News Agencies Say a Court Has Found Dead Lawyer Sergei Magnitsky ...
Russian News Agencies Say a Court Has Found Dead Lawyer Sergei Magnitsky ...
Russia finds dead lawyer Magnitsky guilty in posthumous trial
MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court found the late investment fund lawyer Sergei Magnitsky guilty of tax evasion on Thursday in Russia's first posthumous trial, a verdict that will further undermine President Vladimir Putin's reputation in the West. The ...
Dead Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky found guilty of tax evasion
MOSCOW – Russian news agencies say a court in Moscow has found dead lawyer Sergei Magnitsky guilty of tax evasion, concluding an unusual posthumous trial. The court on Thursday also found Magnitsky's onetime client, the US-born British investor ...
Long-dead Russian lawyer Magnitsky found guilty
Magnitsky was a lawyer for US-born British investor William Browder when he alleged in 2008 that organized criminals colluded with corrupt Interior Ministry officials to claim a fraudulent $230 million tax rebate after illegally seizing subsidiaries of ...
Lawyer: India rape verdict to be given July 25
NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian juvenile court will hand down a verdict later this month in the fatal December gang rape of a young woman on a New Delhi bus, a defense lawyer said Thursday. The verdict would be the first handed down in the rape case, ...
DNA doesn't prove Boston Strangler link, lawyer says
DNA doesn't prove Boston Strangler link, lawyer says. Albert DeSalvo, the man who confessed to committing the Boston Strangler killings but was never convicted, stands in jail for an unrelated crime in this undated picture. / Getty Images. BOSTON The ...
New York terror suspect did not grasp intent due to autism, lawyer says
BAY SHORE, N.Y. – An attorney for a young New York man caught boarding a plane to Yemen to fight with an Al Qaeda affiliate tells The Associated Press his client has autism and did not understand the gravity of what he was doing. Eighteen-year-old ...
Lawyer: Giants pitcher accused of groping was ill
SHARECONNECT 12 TWEETCOMMENTEMAILMORE. LAS VEGAS (AP) — The lawyer for a San Francisco Giants pitcher accused of touching a woman's breast at a Las Vegas hospital earlier this year says his client was ill at the time. Chad Gaudin, 30, was ...
Lawyer: NY terror suspect teen has autism, is mixed up
BAY SHORE, N.Y. A young New York man caught boarding a plane on his way to Yemen to fight with an al Qaeda affiliate is a mixed-up teenager who was diagnosed with autism and did not understand the gravity of what he was doing, his attorney told The ...
Denver judge orders foreclosure lawyer to comply with investigation
With a handful of foreclosure lawyers listening intently from the back of the courtroom, a Denver district court judge on Thursday ordered one of their colleagues to comply with a state investigation into their billing practices — after denying ...
AP: Lawyer says teenage NY terror suspect autistic
In this July 10, 2013, photo, Imam Abdul Jabbar of the Majid Darul Quaran, also known as "The Muslim Center of Long Island," speaks about the arrest of an 18-year-old member of the mosque on terrorism charges during an interview in Bay Shore, N.Y. He ...
Lawyer: Teenage US terror suspect autistic
BAY SHORE, New York (AP) — A young New York man caught boarding a plane on his way to Yemen to fight with an al-Qaida affiliate is a teenager who was diagnosed with autism and didn't understand the gravity of what he was doing, his attorney told the ...
Lawyer confuses Nancy Grace with nanny Grace in Jackson death trial
Los Angeles (CNN) -- An AEG Live lawyer made an embarrassing mistake in the Michael Jackson wrongful death trial -- confusing HLN host Nancy Grace with the Jacksons' former nanny. It happened Thursday as attorney Kathryn Cahan cross examined Taj ...
Manhattan lawyer who sued for more fees ordered to pay back $21000 to client
He should've quit while he was behind. A Manhattan lawyer's bid to collect $6,000 more in frivolous fees from his former clients backfired in a big way on Thursday — with the attorney ordered to repay the couple over $21,000. A Manhattan civil court ...
Dead Russian lawyer Magnitsky found guilty
SHARE 33 CONNECT 28 TWEET 4 COMMENTEMAILMORE. MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies say a court in Moscow has found dead lawyer Sergei Magnitsky guilty of tax evasion, concluding an unusual posthumous trial. The court on Thursday ...
Michael Jackson's handwritten letters with his children reveal caring father ...
Michael Jackson's handwritten letters with his children reveal caring father ...
Let Zimmerman 'get back to his life,' defense lawyer argues
George Zimmerman's lead defense attorney urged jurors to let the Florida neighborhood watch volunteer "get back to his life" by finding him not guilty of murder or manslaughter in the 2012 confrontation that ended in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon ...
Zimmerman lawyer says Martin was lying in wait to attack
SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - Trayvon Martin spent four long minutes preparing to attack George Zimmerman before landing the first punch in a fight that ended in the teenager's death, Zimmerman's defense lawyer said in closing arguments of the murder ...
Defense lawyer says ex-Albuquerque cop accused of killing wife is victim
BERNALILLO, N.M. – After getting nearly 200 phone calls from his estranged wife in one day, Albuquerque police officer Levi Chavez went to her house while she was asleep, shoved his department-issued gun in her mouth and pulled the trigger, prosecutors ...
Tickets: Pay Up or Lawyer Up?
Attorney Dombart says that even though you may pay more money upfront to hire a lawyer, in the long run, it makes more sense to pay for an attorney rather than to pay for the tickets that you've accumulated. Typically, a ticket will not show up on your ...
Paula Deen's Fired Lawyer Releases Statement - WSAV: News, Weather, and ...
Paula Deen's Fired Lawyer Releases Statement - WSAV: News, Weather, and ...
Kern County District Attorney decides to charge Bakersfield lawyer with first ...
Kern County District Attorney decides to charge Bakersfield lawyer with first ...
Lawyer kick-started massive HOA probe with private investigation
Canepa learned one of his competitors, the late construction defect lawyer Nancy Quon, was assisting Benzer in the scheme. Quon, described in the affidavit as Benzer's former “paramour,” committed suicide last year under the weight of the federal ...
Former Charlotte lawyer pleads guilty to mortgage fraud charges
A former Charlotte lawyer pleaded guilty in the middle of her trial this week to mortgage fraud-related charges, federal prosecutors announced Friday. Michelle V. Mallard's guilty plea is the latest conviction in Operation Wax House, a mortgage fraud ...
AP: Lawyer says teenage NY terror suspect autistic
BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A young New York man caught boarding a plane on his way to Yemen to fight with an al-Qaida affiliate is a mixed-up teenager who was diagnosed with autism and didn't understand the gravity of what he was doing, his attorney told ...
Tennessee lawyer sues Apple because Internet porn 'destroyed his marriage'
A lawyer in Nashville, Tennessee filed a lawsuit against Apple, Inc. that blames the company for the dissolution of his marriage and the collapse of his mental health. According to CNet.com, Chris Sevier filed suit in Federal District Court earlier ...
The right to self-defense: Lawyer says robbery victim 'stepped over the line'
When the robber came into Uncle Ken's coin shop, wearing a scarf over his face and pointing what looked like a handgun at Ken Preble, the shop owner had a right to defend himself. Video cameras in Preble's Independence shop that January day caught ...