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Alex Rodriguez lawyer, MLB negotiating suspension terms - Hunterdon County Democrat
The stare-down between Major League Baseball and Alex Rodriguez was approaching a critical hour Wednesday, as baseball officials and representatives for the embattled star were negotiating the punishment Rodriguez would receive for his role in the ...
Lawyer: San Diego mayor never got harassment training, city may be liable
(CNN) -- A lawyer for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner criticized the city for not providing sexual harassment training to the mayor, saying its failure to do so violated the law. In a letter to the city attorney, Harvey Berger wrote that Filner might never ...
Edward Snowden leaves Moscow airport, lawyer says
Snowden left Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport at around 7:30 a.m. Eastern according to the lawyer, who said he had personally handed him the necessary documents on Thursday morning. Snowden had been stuck in the airport's transit zone since arriving ...
Snowden's lawyer open to finding common ground with US
NSA 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, Kucherena said, but the attorney ...
Filner's lawyer says San Diego should pay for legal bills due to lack of sex ...
Filner's lawyer says San Diego should pay for legal bills due to lack of sex ...
Edward Snowden granted Russian asylum, leaves Moscow airport: lawyer
MOSCOW — A Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden says the National Security Agency leaker has received asylum in Russia for one year and left the transit zone of Moscow' airport. Anatoly Kucherena said he handed over the papers to Snowden on ...
Lawyer says Tunisian member of Femen freed from jail after more than 2 months ...
Lawyer says Tunisian member of Femen freed from jail after more than 2 months ...
Wes Brown 'has done nothing wrong with this investigation in Baltimore ...
Wes Brown 'has done nothing wrong with this investigation in Baltimore ...
Kenyan lawyer takes Israel, Pontius Pilate to Hague over Jesus' death
A Kenyan lawyer has filed a petition in The Hague, asking the International Court of Justice to hold Israel, among others, responsible for the “unlawful” trial and crucifixion of Jesus Christ, a Kenyan newspaper reported. Dola Indidis, a former ...
Carlos Tevez case opens floodgates for opportunist motorists, lawyer warns
A top traffic lawyer has said allowing footballer Carlos Tevez to duck his community service could open the floodgates for "opportunist motorists". Nick Freeman, nicknamed Mr Loophole by the tabloid press, spoke out after a drink-driver used a similar ...
Lawyer blasts teacher's sentence: 'They are boys and she is a woman'
A YEAR FOR CHILD MOLESTATION? Wow! the lawyer is correct. If this was a male teacher or any male he would have been given decades. All this does is let women know they can molest children and they will basically get away with it. You need to drop the ...
Edward Snowden Has Entered Russia, Lawyer Says
MOSCOW — Defying the United States, Russia granted Edward Snowden temporary asylum on Thursday, allowing the National Security Agency leaker to slip out of the Moscow airport where he has been holed up for weeks in hopes of evading espionage ...
Snowden will 'build a new life in Russia': lawyer
MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. fugitive Edward Snowden will publish no more leaks but instead look to build a life in Russia where he has been granted a year-long asylum, his lawyer said on Thursday. Anatoly Kucherena, a Russian lawyer who is assisting ...
Pa. police chief reviewing suspension with lawyer
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania police chief who posted a profanity-laden video online said Thursday he is reviewing the legality of his 30-day unpaid suspension for using borough weapons and ammunition without prior approval. Gilberton Police Chief ...
Lawyer says NBA's Terrence Jones 'tripped over' and 'nudged' homeless man
According to Jones' lawyer Kevin O'Connell, the homeless man was sleeping in a doorway next to the bureau's Old Town precinct and his body "partly extended onto the sidewalk.'' Portland police put out a release saying the homeless man did not require ...
Florida clinic in baseball scandal subject of US probe: lawyer
The probe involved an "investigation into federal illegal substance violations," according to a July 31 email sent to Fischer by Miami lawyer Raymond Rafool. Rafool's email cited a recent Miami Herald report alleging the clinic had sold performance ...
Kenyan lawyer on quixotic quest to nullify trial of Jesus
Now a Kenyan lawyer wants to overturn Pilate's decision, though he wants to keep the faith that flowed from it. “The selective and malicious prosecution (of Jesus) violated his human rights,” said Dola Indidis, a Roman Catholic who is petitioning the ...
Catholic school fires gay teacher after he weds: Lawyer
GLENDORA, Calif. A gay teacher at a Catholic high school in Southern California says he lost his job after pictures of his wedding to his same-sex partner were published in local newspapers, his lawyer told CBS Los Angeles station KCBS-TV. Ken Bencomo ...
Lawyer: Snowden Has a Place to Live in Russia
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has determined where he will live in Russia, but is still figuring out what he will do during his stay, his Russian lawyer said Friday. Russia granted temporary asylum to the Snowden on Thursday, allowing ...
Lawyer: Snowden has a place to live in Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has a place to live in Russia after being granted temporary asylum, but he still hasn't decided what he wants to do next, his lawyer said Friday. The big question may be how much choice he ...
Jury deadlocks in 'pill-mill' case against Dublin lawyer
Home · News · Crime and Safety; Jury deadlocks in 'pill-mill' case against Dublin lawyer. Jury deadlocks in 'pill-mill' case against Dublin lawyer. Crime & Safety Headlines. Jury deadlocks in 'pill-mill' case against Dublin lawyer. Friday, August 2 ...
Brodkorb Lawyer Leaves Case After Filing Error
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for fired Minnesota Senate operative Michael Brodkorb has withdrawn from his wrongful termination case after a document was mistakenly filed in public. The court was notified Thursday that Phil Villaume and his firm are ...
Snowden Has Job Offers, Place To Live, Russian Lawyer Says
"He has decided about his accommodation, everything is fine," Snowden's lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, tells Russian news agency RIA Novosti. Kucherena told reporters Thursday that Snowden's location would not be shared, calling him "one of the world's ...
Snowden has a place to live in Russia, lawyer says, but his plans remain unknown
MOSCOW -- National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden has a place to live in Russia after being granted temporary asylum, but he still hasn't decided what he wants to do next, his lawyer said Friday. The big question may be how much choice he ...
Family of Southie murder suspect hires high-powered lawyer
The family of Edwin Alemany, the career criminal charged in three attacks in South Boston including the brutal slaying of Amy Lord, has retained high-profile defense attorney Jeffrey Denner. Denner said today that he'll explore an insanity defense for ...
Lawyer: NSA leaker Snowden has place to live in Russia
A street cafe visitor reads a Russian newspaper Izvestia on Friday with a front page pictures of Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena, center, and National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, center left, taken on Thursday at Sheremetyevo airport ...
NCCU lawyer calls for outside review of Durham police shooting
Durham, N.C. — Six days after Durham police shot and killed a man they said wielded a knife at officers, a lawyer for the man's family says an independent investigation of the incident is needed. Jose Adan Cruz Ocampo was fatally shot in the 800 block ...
Snowden exhausted, misses his girlfriend, lawyer says
the man who single-handedly may have set back u.s.-russian relations to say nothing of intelligence gathering said today through his lawyer he is exhausted and misses his american girlfriend. edward snowden is in his new home, an undisclosed locationen ...
Florida clinic in baseball scandal subject of US probe, says lawyer
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez answers questions from the media during a news conference in Tampa, Florida, in this file image from February 25, 2010. — Reuters picMIAMI, Aug 2 — The Florida anti-aging clinic at the centre of a doping ...
Paul T. Walker Sr., lawyer
Paul T. Walker Sr., a partner in the Washington law firm of Walker & Walker Associates who was moved to become a lawyer because of the civil rights movement of the 1960s, died July 25 of sarcoidosis at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 70. "Throughout ...
Court in China Adjourns With Lawyer Being Beaten
The farcical end to the trial—as defense lawyer Cheng Hai sought permission to show the judge a video on a computer, and the judge shouted him down, before the lawyer was removed from the room and bailed up—marked yet another awkward moment for ...
'Humiliating' body searches dissuading Gitmo detainees from meeting lawyers
The lawyer for a Guantanamo detainee has told RT that her client has been refusing meetings since June due to “humiliating, degrading” searches that go as far as “physical and sexual assault. The client, a Yemeni detainee, explained the canceled ...
Barbara Shanklin lawyer Aubrey Williams cited prosecutor's religious beliefs
In a bench conference during Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin's fiery misconduct trial, her lawyer said the prosecutor couldn't be trusted to tell the truth because he “does not believe in God” or in “heaven or hell.” “What guides him morally?” defense ...
Ethics complaint questions Vallario's dual roles as legislator and lawyer
The episode is now the subject of an ethics complaint, with Henry arguing that Vallario — whose roles as both legislator and defense lawyer have long drawn scrutiny in Annapolis — had an egregious conflict of interest. Henry said she never would have ...
Lawyer to seek voice lineup to clear teen accused of attempting to murder ...
Lawyer to seek voice lineup to clear teen accused of attempting to murder ...
Prominent lawyer wounded in bombing in Afghanistan's east: police
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A lawyer who prosecuted Taliban militants was seriously wounded by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's east on Sunday, police said, a day after a deadly attack on the Indian consulate in the same city. The attacks ...
Panic Street Lawyer: Jam on the Job, Part II
Last week I observed that it was the opinion of a unanimous Supreme Court of Iowa that a female dental assistant could be legally fired by her male dentist employer because the employer (and his wife) found the assistant too attractive. Also, last week ...
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 ...
'Fabulous Fab' verdict is vindication for SEC lawyer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As the head of litigation for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Matthew Martens' main job is to oversee other lawyers. In his three years at the agency, he had not tried a case himself. That is, until the SEC decided to ...
Prison could be final stop in lawyer's dramatic fall
Whatever the penalty, it will mark the final plummet in the rise and fall of a law career that, according to Ehrlich's lawyer, ended because he was unaccustomed with civil law and "overwhelmed" by his case load. It came as his marriage to lobbyist ...
Prison could be final stop in lawyer's fall
Whatever the penalty, it will mark the final plummet in the rise and fall of a law career that, according to Ehrlich's lawyer, ended because he was unaccustomed with civil law and "overwhelmed" by his case load. It came as his marriage to lobbyist ...
Lawyer steps aside in Vermont murder case
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (AP) - A lawyer for a Vermont woman who with her husband is charged with abducting and killing a St. Johnsbury teacher is withdrawing from her case. Robert Sussman of Burlington was assigned last week to be Patricia Prue's defense ...
Family of accident victims hire lawyer
The family of a couple killed on 49 Hwy on July 25 has hired a lawyer to look into the accident. John E. Miller, 68, and Barbara A. Miller, 64, were on their way to the hospital the morning of July 25. Barbara was scheduled for knee surgery that day ...
Lawyer suspended in sex-for-fee case
1, 2005, and prohibits sexual relations between a lawyer and a client regardless of whether it's consensual and whether it prejudices the client. According to the petition, "Jane Doe" was arrested for driving under the influence in November 2010. In ...
Ted Cruz made $1 million as lawyer while campaigning for Senate in 2012
WASHINGTON — In between the fundraisers, debates and campaign stops for his successful Senate race, Ted Cruz earned $1 million as a lawyer last year. Among his final clients were a businessman who pleaded guilty to bribery, a drug manufacturer that ...
Kenyan Man Tries to Overturn the Death Sentence of Jesus Christ
Kenyan lawyer Dola Indidis is on a mission: to get the International Court of Justice at the Hague to overturn the conviction and death sentence of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago. The logistics, however, are proving a challenge. The target of his lawsuit ...
Civil Rights Lawyer: Facility Failed Dementia Patient Arrested For Alleged Attack
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – An elderly woman with dementia is spending her sixth night in jail after allegedly attacked another patient at her senior care facility. However, civil rights attorney Jeff Kravitz says the care facility in charge failed both the ...
Lawyer shocked condemned Ohio killer found dead
CLEVELAND — An attorney for a condemned killer found hanged in his Ohio death row cell says the defense is shocked and saddened and had hoped to stop his Wednesday execution. Attorney Vicki Werneke tells The Associated Press in an email that the ...
Lawyer: India Rape Verdict Deferred to Aug. 19
A lawyer says an Indian juvenile court has delayed delivering its verdict until Aug. 19 for one suspect in the fatal gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi bus. The delay is to allow India's top court to hear a petition on the legal definition of a ...
Lawyer: India juvenile court delays verdict of youngest defendant in New Delhi ...
Lawyer: India juvenile court delays verdict of youngest defendant in New Delhi ...