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Lawyer: Cyanide Suspect Will OK Extradition to Pa.
An attorney for a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher accused of fatally poisoning his neurologist wife with cyanide says he will agree to be transported back to Pennsylvania to face charges. Attorney William Difenderfer says Dr. Robert ...
Snowden Lawyer: 'Russia Will Not Hand Him Over' to US
"The embassy called me," the lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, told Germany's Der Spiegel Online in an interview. He was referring to the American Embassy in Moscow. "They want to have a meeting. "But what surprises me is that the U.S. still hasn't made an ...
Federal raid at Richmond lawyer's home? No, it's just movie
Federal raid at Richmond lawyer's home? No, it's just movie RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF Richmond Times-Dispatch. Nervous passersby are reporting that a federal raid appears to be underway in the 900 block of Portland Place at the million-dollar ...
Lawyer for man sued by Lauren Spierer's parents says there's no proof of her ...
Lawyer for man sued by Lauren Spierer's parents says there's no proof of her ...
American lawyer attacked by polar bear in Canada
An American lawyer camping in Canada was seriously injured after being gored by a polar bear, hospital authorities said Saturday. Matt Dyer, a lawyer from Lewiston, Maine, was attacked in Torngat Mountains National Park on Wednesday, and remains in ...
Wallace's lawyer won't say whether Hernandez is paying the bill
Lost (almost) in the full-blown return of football (practice) has been the Aaron Hernandez case. On Friday, an alleged accessory after the fact to the murder of Odin Lloyd was back in court. According to the Boston Globe, prosecutors described Ernest ...
Obama: As a Constitutional Lawyer, I Don't Need to Follow the Law
There's a reason why Obama's people keep him away from press conferences. Once he starts getting asked a few tough questions, the illusion that his people try to construct through their talking points of a caring leader who wants bipartisan support to ...
Three held in Cameroon over gay activist's murder: lawyer
YAOUNDE (AFP) – Three people were held for questioning Saturday in Cameroon as part of the probe into the murder of a leading gay rights activist, a lawyer said. Activist Eric Lembembe's body was discovered in his home in the capital Yaounde earlier ...
Filner's defense led by top-notch lawyer
“He's hands down one of the preeminent employment lawyers in town,” said fellow civil attorney Dan Gilleon. “No doubt, Mr. Filner is in excellent hands. He's very smart, very likeable. The type of person you would want on your side in the courtroom ...
Maine lawyer recovering from polar bear attack
Matthew Dyer of Turner, a lawyer for Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Lewiston, was airlifted for treatment after the bear broke through an electrified fence and attacked him early Tuesday. Dyer's fellow campers drove the bear off with signal flares. A ...
Lawyer heeds father's advice: 'Examine more. Assume less'
Last week she was honored in Chicago for making Midwest Region of Lawyers of Color's “Hot List” of 100 high-performing minority attorneys. And the day before she was in Washington, D.C., as a director of the young lawyers division of the Federal Bar ...
alleged Stalker represented by child killer's lawyer
A veteran lawyer who represented notorious child-killer Joel Steinberg is now defending the svelte former NYU professor accused of sending crude messages to a Citigroup bigwig, the Daily News has learned. Brainy Dutch TV personality Heleen Mees, ...
Lawyer brings hard lessons to gay-marriage fight
He's co-lead counsel, with Philadelphia lawyer Mark Aronchick, in the federal lawsuit seeking to overturn the state law that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman. No hearing date has been set, but the furor hasn't subsided since the ...
Birmingham lawyer named president-elect of International Association of ... - The Birmingham News
Birmingham lawyer named president-elect of International Association of ...
Can Lawyer Who Aided Andreotti Save Berlusconi?
Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media baron and former premier, sometimes quipped that he was running out of money after two decades of steadily paying millions of euros (dollars) to a stable of Italy's leading lawyers to defend him in a raft of ...
Kwame Kilpatrick makes pitch for new trial, blames lawyer for guilty verdict
Just five weeks away from sentencing, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is asking for a new trial again, using the same argument he's made several times before: He was forced to use a lawyer he didn't want. In a court filing Friday, Kilpatrick's ...
Court to Decide if Lawyers Can Block Gays From Juries
In legal terms, the lawyer had just tried to raise a Batson challenge, named after a 1986 Supreme Court decision, Batson v. Kentucky. That decision recognized an exception to the general rule that peremptory challenges are completely discretionary ...
Black lawyer group urges Florida governor to repeal 'Stand Your Ground'
MIAMI BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - A leading group of black lawyers on Monday urged Florida's governor to call a special legislative session to repeal the state's "Stand Your Ground" law after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the fatal shooting of ...
DUI charge against Todd Schnitt's lawyer dismissed; possible setup cited
TAMPA - The DUI case against a lawyer for radio shock jock Todd "MJ" Schnitt will be dismissed after an investigation concluded there was evidence of a possible setup by lawyers for Bubba the Love Sponge Clem and Tampa Police. Charles Phillip ...
7 years jail, 600 lashes for Saudi rights activist: lawyer
"Raef Badawi has been sentenced to seven years in jail and 600 lashes," lawyer Waleed Abualkhair wrote on his Twitter account, adding that the judge ordered the closure of the website of the Saudi Liberal Network. He said Badawi, a co-founder of the ...
Kwame Kilpatrick makes another pitch for new trial, blames lawyer for guilty ...
Kwame Kilpatrick makes another pitch for new trial, blames lawyer for guilty ...
Maine Lawyer Recovering From Polar Bear Mauling
A Maine man who was dragged from his tent and attacked by a polar bear in Canada has a broken jaw and neck injuries but is improving in a Montreal hospital, his wife said. Matthew Dyer was attacked by a bear that crossed an electric fence designed to ...
A-Rod to fight any MLB discipline
"We are focused on an appeal," Rodriguez's lawyer, David Cornwell, said in an interview Monday with Stephen A. Smith on "The Michael Kay Show" on ESPN New York 98.7. There have been indications that with the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies over, ...
Judge awards late lawyer's benefits to lesbian spouse
A federal judge in Philadelphia ruled Monday that the lesbian spouse - and not the parents - of a deceased city attorney should receive the proceeds of her firm's profit-sharing plan. U.S. District Judge C. Darnell Jones II said the nearly $49,000 ...
Lawyer launches effort to round up Pilot Flying J customers
The lawyer who wants to take the deposition of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has now launched an effort to thwart the proposed nationwide settlement of the civil fraud claim against Haslam's billion-dollar truck-stop company, Pilot Flying J. Via the ...
Lawyer: Big Development for Man DEA Left in Cell
Lawyer: Big Development for Man DEA Left in Cell. SAN DIEGO July 30, 2013 (AP). Associated Press. Share. 0. Daniel Chong was a 23-year-old engineering student when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration left him in a windowless cell for four days ...
Edward Snowden 'to stay in Moscow airport' says lawyer - Wednesday 24 July
Anatoly Kucherena, the Russian lawyer advising Snowden, said that the NSA whistleblower is staying in the transit zone "for now" and "intends to stay in Russia, study Russian culture," AP reports. Kucherena said that migration officials are still ...
Lawyer: Saudi princess' alleged servant flew first class, used spa
Lawyer: Saudi princess' alleged servant flew first class, used spa. print. Comments. 1. Reporter Sarah Hashim-Waris has details on Saudi princess Meshael Alayban, charged with one count of human trafficking, who failed to show up for her hearing Monday ...
Ailing US lawyer in terrorism case seeks release from prison
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former New York lawyer convicted in a terrorism case is seeking to get out of prison because she is dying from cancer, according to a court document filed by her lawyer. Lynne Stewart, 73, is suffering from stage IV breast cancer ...
Lawyer to Jury: Ex-Goldman Trader Wrongly Accused
A lawyer for a former Goldman Sachs vice president has told a New York jury that the government has wrongfully accused his client of violating securities laws. Attorney John Coffey said during closing arguments Tuesday that the Securities and Exchange ...
Lawyer: 'Housewives' star targeted due to fame
NEWARK, N.J. — An attorney for "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice (JOO'-dice) says he believes the federal government is prosecuting her because she's a celebrity. Attorney Henry Klingeman says federal prosecutors frequently target ...
Miami lawyer tapped to be ambassador to Singapore
A Miami lawyer and Democratic Party fundraiser soon will be off to Singapore as a State Department ambassador, pending Senate confirmation this week. Kirk Wagar, 44, accepted President Barack Obama's nomination this month and appeared at a hearing ...
'Terror Lawyer' Lynne Stewart wants out of jail due to cancer
Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart — who was sentenced to 10 years behind bars for relaying messages to terrorists — is dying from cancer and seeking an early release from prison. Stewart, 73, is suffering from stage IV breast cancer, according to a court ...
Lawyer in Chicago terrorist case to seek clarity on use of expanded surveillance
Abdella Ahmad Tounisi's lawyer, Molly Armour, told a judge it's unclear if authorities used enhanced surveillance against Tounisi but that she would press for clarity. It's the second time in just over a month that enhanced government surveillance has ...
Teresa Giudice's Lawyer Hints That The RHONJ Star & Joe Giudice Are Heading ...
Teresa Giudice's Lawyer Hints That The RHONJ Star & Joe Giudice Are Heading ...
Lawyer Who Beat Chevron in Ecuador Faces Trial of His Own
For the last two decades Mr. Donziger has been battling the Chevron Corporation over an environmental disaster that happened in the jungles of Ecuador. Two years ago, he won an $18 billion case against the oil giant, the kind of victory that most ...
Kenyan lawyer takes State of Israel, Jews to Hague over Jesus' death
A Kenyan lawyer has filed a petition with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, suggesting that the trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ was unlawful, and The State of Israel among others should be held responsible, Kenyan news outlet ...
Lawyer: Pakistani court to indict ex-president Musharraf in Bhutto killing case
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf is expected to be indicted next week in connection with the death of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, his lawyer said. Musharraf is not expected to be charged with murder, but ...
Lawyer: Pakistani court to indict ex-president Musharraf in Bhutto killing
Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Pakistan's former President Pervez Musharraf is expected to be indicted next week in connection with the death of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, his lawyer said. Musharraf is not expected to be charged with murder, but ...
The Female Lawyer Exodus
In private practice, lawyers bill clients for every minute of work, which promotes spending as much time as possible on one project. Time targets for associates create pressure and decrease efficiency. Under this model, a lawyer who takes four hours to ...
Lawyer: Snowden will appeal if Russia rejects asylum bid, father may visit
Anatoly Kucherena, the lawyer who helped the fugitive American file a bid for temporary asylum on July 16, said he would launch a legal appeal if Russian authorities turned down his request. Kucherena also told state-owned news agency RIA Novosti that ...
Wendi Murdoch Said to Hire New Lawyer in Rupert Divorce
Wendi Deng Murdoch hired a new attorney, New York lawyer William D. Zabel, to negotiate her divorce from News Corp. (NWSA) billionaire Rupert Murdoch, a person familiar with the matter said. Zabel, of Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, has represented women ...
The Lawyer Who Told FDR He Couldn't Censor a Trotsky Speech
Within the Department of Justice, there are a group of executive branch lawyers who give legal advise, often to the president. Operating out of the Office of Legal Counsel, they've lately gotten a reputation for enabling lawlessness, as when ...
Lawyer: Big development for man DEA left in cell
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Daniel Chong was a 23-year-old engineering student when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration left him in a windowless cell for four days without food or water. He says he drank his own urine to stay alive and tried to write a ...
Lawyers Present Closing Arguments in Former Goldman Trader's Fraud Case
Matthew Martens, the S.E.C.'s lead lawyer, was the first to present his closing remarks and had the last word with jurors in a rebuttal. Mr. Martens, who at times during the trial has appeared a bit rigid, hit his stride Tuesday, speaking clearly and ...
Filner's lawyer: The city should pay his legal fees because … they never gave ...
Filner's lawyer: The city should pay his legal fees because … they never gave ...
Israel's 1st foreign-licensed lawyer touts change to legal playing field
He said that until the recent change to the Israel Bar Association Law, the Bar Association had “just not taken into account changes in modern technology,” such as the power of the Internet to allow lawyers living in Israel to be used as out \sourcers ...
Lawyer: No harassment training provided for San Diego mayor
Filner's lawyer Harvey Berger made the argument in a letter to City Attorney Jan Goldsmith one day before the City Council voted unanimously to deny Filner funds for his legal defense. Local media published parts of the letter Wednesday. Berger said ...
Lawyer Charged In Accident Injury Ring
BRIDGEPORT — A Bridgeport lawyer swindled millions from automobile insurance companies, according to a federal indictment unsealed Wednesday that accuses him of conspiring with others to boost settlements by exaggerating minor injuries, providing ...
Snowden has political asylum, can stay in Russia for a year, lawyer says
(CNN) -- National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden's application for political asylum has been approved, and he has left a Moscow airport, Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told CNN on Thursday. Snowden has legal status in Russia for one year, ...