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RPT-'Fabulous Fab' verdict is vindication for SEC lawyer
NEW YORK Aug 5 (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 ...
Civil rights lawyer Julius Chambers dies at 76
Charlotte civil rights lawyer Julius Chambers has died at age 76. Chambers' law firm said he died Friday after months of declining health. In 1964, Chambers opened a law practice that became the state's first integrated law firm. He and his partners ...
Why Every Small Business Needs A Good Lawyer
In particular, a business lawyer at a good full-service law firm can have much to offer to a small business. A full-service firm will have experienced professionals in most of the areas of practice relevant to a small business. For example, business ...
DEALTALK-Behind every successful activist, there is a lawyer
Even before it launched the campaign, it hired Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP lawyer Marc Weingarten, a 30-year veteran of activist campaigns, and his partner David Rosewater, for advice. Weingarten, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP's Steve Wolosky, and a handful ...
Ex-senior cop pins vengeful EO inmates for shootings, but rights lawyer disagrees
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 ― Revenge killings by former Emergency Ordinance (EO) detainees are partly behind the new wave of gun violence locally, former federal CID director Tan Sri Zaman Khan suggests, but a civil rights attorney said the suspects once ...
Behind every successful activist, there is a lawyer
Even before it launched the campaign, it hired Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP lawyer Marc Weingarten, a 30-year veteran of activist campaigns, and his partner David Rosewater, for advice. Weingarten, Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP's Steve Wolosky, and a handful ...
Old Fart Anti-Feminist Lawyer, Formerly Of Cravath, Loses Ridiculous Bottle ...
Old Fart Anti-Feminist Lawyer, Formerly Of Cravath, Loses Ridiculous Bottle ...
Bulger lawyer blasts prosecutor deals that freed killers
Bulger's lawyers have acknowledged that he was involved in extorting victims, laundering money and committing "crimes of violence" during his decades in the notorious Winter Hill Gang. What's more, the defense hasn't disputed most of the charges or ...
A-Rod, lawyer issue statements
CHICAGO -- Alex Rodriguez and his lawyer, David Cornwell, issued statements Monday after Major League Baseball announced its 211-game suspension of Rodriguez for his connection to the Biogenesis clinic. Rodriguez will be allowed to play for the New ...
Prosecutors can seize Lexington home of fen-phen lawyer Gallion, appeals court ...
Prosecutors can seize Lexington home of fen-phen lawyer Gallion, appeals court ...
Judge dismisses St. Tammany Parish lawyer's lawsuit against the Times-Picayune
A state district judge has dismissed a St. Tammany Parish lawyer's claims that he was defamed by a Times-Picayune headline on a story about his abrupt refusal to go forward with a trial last year. Claiborne Brown sued The Times-Picayune and reporter ...
Dying Lawyer Asks Judge to Free Her From Prison
In her long career as a lawyer, she came to be known as a brash and tireless champion of unpopular clients, including Mafia hit men like Salvatore Gravano and terrorist defendants like Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind cleric convicted of conspiring ...
Bulger Being Blamed for Others' Crimes, Lawyer Tells Jury
James 'Whitey' Bulger, the former Boston crime boss on trial for 19 murders, is being blamed for killings carried out by the government's star witnesses, his lawyer told the jury that will begin deciding his fate. The testimony of the 83-year-old's one ...
Busted lawyer offers free legal advice to cops for free pass: police
Here's some free legal advice for this “knucklehead” city tax lawyer: Don't bribe cops! BMW-driving attorney John Todorovich was busted for driving with a suspended license in Brooklyn last Thursday — then allegedly tried to bribe cops into letting ...
Civil rights lawyer Julius Chambers' funeral set for noon Thursday
The funeral for civil rights lawyer Julius Chambers will take place at noon Thursday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Chambers, 76, who tenaciously used the courtroom to fight for equality, died late Friday after months of declining health. In ...
Lawyer: Snowden's father invited to visit Russia
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian lawyer for National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden says he has sent an official invitation for his father to visit Russia and help his fugitive son decide his next steps. Lon Snowden needs the invitation to be issued a ...
Black-Market Data Defendant Life Is for TV, Lawyer Says
When the truth comes out about Dmitriy Smilianets, a Moscovite accused of being a black-market broker for the most prolific computer hacking ring ever to hit corporate America, “it will make a great plot in some TV show or book,” his lawyer says. For ...
Dola Indidis, Kenyan Lawyer, Seeks To Overturn Jesus' Conviction 2000 Years ...
Dola Indidis, Kenyan Lawyer, Seeks To Overturn Jesus' Conviction 2000 Years ...
Bulger lawyer says mob witnesses lied; prosecutors call him 'vicious, violent ...
Bulger lawyer says mob witnesses lied; prosecutors call him 'vicious, violent ...
Lawyer: Ohio Inmate Didn't Know of Late Appeal
A condemned Ohio man who apparently hanged himself just days before his execution didn't know his legal team had new information about his case and planned to ask for a delay, one of his lawyers said. Billy Slagle died Sunday after he was found in his ...
Disbarred lawyer sentenced to prison time
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - A disgraced lawyer who admitted he swindled a client out of hundreds of thousands of dollars has been sentenced to three years in prison. Benjamin Wyzanski, 43, of Providence, pleaded guilty to three counts including unlawful ...
5 Secrets For Seducing A Lawyer
While those in the outside world wouldn't typically salivate over someone's degree from a T14 law school or employment at a V10 firm, to capture a lawyer's full attention, focus on the fact that you find his work ethic sexy. Tell him it turns you on ...
Lawyer: Ohio inmate didn't know of late appeal
A condemned Ohio man who apparently hanged himself just days before his execution didn't know his legal team had new information about his case and planned to ask for a delay, one of his lawyers said. Billy Slagle died Sunday after he was found in his ...
AEG lawyer testifies in Michael Jackson death trial
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Dr. Conrad Murray claimed he was giving up a $1-million-a-month medical practice to serve as Michael Jackson's doctor, a lawyer testified Tuesday. Kathy Jorrie, who negotiated and wrote the contract between AEG Live and Murray, ...
Give man who killed Jennifer Sebena a chance at parole, lawyer asks
A wounded Iraq war veteran who gunned down his wife, a Wauwatosa police officer, while she was on duty Christmas Eve will get a life sentence on Friday. But Benjamin Sebena should at least have a chance for parole, according to a sentencing ...
Lawyer says Boston marathon bombing suspects had befriended anti-US ...
Lawyer says Boston marathon bombing suspects had befriended anti-US ...
Lawyer details interactions with Jackson's doctor
LOS ANGELES -- An attorney who drafted the agreement for Michael Jackson's doctor to work on his ill-fated comeback concerts testified Tuesday that she told a tour promotion executive that the physician appeared to be successful just days before the ...
Gov't: Ex-NY Terror Case Lawyer Can't Be Freed
The government told a federal judge on Tuesday he doesn't have authority to release an ailing disbarred civil rights lawyer serving a 10-year prison sentence for letting an imprisoned blind Egyptian sheik communicate with his followers. Prosecutors ...
Venice boardwalk rampage suspect 'profoundly depressed,' lawyer says
A 38-year-old Colorado man was charged with murder and other crimes for allegedly driving his car into pedestrians on the Venice boardwalk. His attorney said the man is sad and depressed over what happened. Nathan Louis Campbell, who was arraigned ...
Lawyer: Man charged with auto rampage on LA boardwalk depressed about ...
Lawyer: Man charged with auto rampage on LA boardwalk depressed about ...
DA meets with lawyer for disabled man who was shocked with taser by Syracuse ...
DA meets with lawyer for disabled man who was shocked with taser by Syracuse ...
New York Auto Accident Lawyer David Perecman Weighs in on Bus Accident ...
New York Auto Accident Lawyer David Perecman Weighs in on Bus Accident ...
Gitmo detainees subjected to invasive searches to stop communication - lawyer
Security at Guantanamo want the detainees remain silent, so use genital searches even when they make phone calls to their lawyers, to stop them communicating with them, a federal public defender Carlos Warner told RT. RT: Are any guys that you ...
Lawyer: Hasan Intent on Getting Death Sentence
The standby attorney for the Army psychiatrist accused in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting has told a military judge that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan appears intent on receiving a death sentence. Lt. Col. Kris Poppe (PAHP'-ee) said Wednesday at Hasan's trial ...
Accused Fort Hood shooter encouraging the death penalty: lawyer
FORT HOOD, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. Army psychiatrist accused of shooting dozens of soldiers at a Texas base in November 2009 is putting on a defense that is "encouraging" the death penalty, a lawyer on his standby defense team told a military judge on ...
Black-market data defendant's life was made for TV, lawyer says
Investigators used an informant to lure Smilianets into a trap at Amsterdam's airport, where he was arrested after leaving an Aeroflot flight on June 28, 2012, lawyer Bruce Provda said. “The informer enticed him out of his safety within Russia,” Provda ...
Georgia lawyer faces disciplinary proceedings for soliciting RI residents ...
Georgia lawyer faces disciplinary proceedings for soliciting RI residents ...
Lawyer says Fort Hood shooter wants death penalty
Major Nidal Hasan, the U.S.-born Muslim who admits he killed 13 soldiers and wounded more than 30 others in November 2009, is acting as his own defense lawyer with a standby team on hand to ensure his case is handled properly. "Should he decide he ...
Military lawyer says Nidal Hasan is seeking death sentence
Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of carrying out the 2009 mass shootings at Fort Hood, was suspended Wednesday after a lawyer accused the defendant of deliberately trying to secure a death sentence. Hasan, who faces 13 counts of murder ...
Here's some real advice about hiring a lawyer for your startup
One reason the advice is of limited help is that the considerations that go into hiring a lawyer are different depending on what you are hiring them to do (and when I say “hiring” I'm talking about outside counsel – very few startups need a lawyer on ...
NY Judge Set to Reconsider Ailing Ex-Lawyer's Case
U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl will hear lawyers Thursday discuss the fate of Lynne Stewart, a 73-year-old longtime New York City resident who has been imprisoned since 2009. Stewart is serving a 10-year prison term after she was convicted of ...
Ft. Hood shooter wants death penalty
FORT HOOD, Texas — On the first day Major Nidal Hasan went on trial for his life, he claimed responsibility for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. He posed no questions to most witnesses. He said the alleged murder weapon was his, even though no ...
NY judge poised to consider request to free ailing ex-lawyer convicted in ...
NY judge poised to consider request to free ailing ex-lawyer convicted in ...
Lawyer says not allowed to represent China's disgraced Bo Xilai
BEIJING (Reuters) - A lawyer appointed to represent disgraced Chinese politician Bo Xilai in his corruption case said on Thursday he has been denied permission to act on his behalf, a move likely to reinforce belief that Bo's conviction is a foregone ...
Defense Lawyers Want Out Of Fort Hood Shooting Trial
The judge in the court martial of accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan is expected to announce Thursday what she's going to do about a rebellion in her courtroom. A team of Army defense lawyers told her on Wednesday that they want to be released ...
Fort Hood Shooter Wants Death Sentence: Lawyer
Lawyers assisting Major Nidal Hasan in court martial asked to be removed from active participation. 01:44 | 08/08/2013. Related Links: Watch: Fort Hood Shooter's Lawyer Speaks Out · Watch: Fort Hood Shooter Before the Massacre · Watch: Inside the Mind ...
Clal Building shooter indicted for murdering lawyer, daughter
The Jerusalem District Attorney's office on Thursday filed an indictment with the Jerusalem District Court against Tadesa Getahon, who is accused of shooting and killing lawyers Natan Jorno and his daughter Yamit in their family-owned law office on the ...
Lawyer says Dwyane Wade's divorce legal bills could hit $10 million
Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade could end up paying $10 million in legal bills for his divorce. Two of the dozen or so lawyers in two states involved with Wade's split from high school sweetheart Siohvaughn Funches tell Gossip Extra that the past few ...
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi's lawyer calls for UK intervention over execution fears
The British lawyer representing Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has called on the UK to intervene on his client's behalf amid fears that the son of the former Libyan dictator will be sentenced to death in a trial expected later in August. In a letter to the ...
Mega jackpots winners: Lawyer up and lock up that ticket
You likely won't be able to keep your secret under your hat for that long, but before identifying yourself, assemble a team consisting of a financial planner, an accountant and a lawyer, with the lawyer being your first call. Lottery winners are often ...