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Judge resumes Fort Hood trial despite standby lawyers saying soldier wants ...
Judge resumes Fort Hood trial despite standby lawyers saying soldier wants ...
Fort Hood suspect's fool of a lawyer: Column
Hasan, by choosing to represent himself, would seem to be just another case of a man who has a "fool for a lawyer." However, Hasan is no fool because he is not trying to win his case or even survive. He appears to embrace the status of a terrorist and ...
'Terror Lawyer' Lynne Stewart likely to stay in prison
A New York federal judge all but said Thursday that locked-up radical lawyer Lynne Stewart — who asked him for early release because she's dying of cancer — has no legal leg to stand on. The 73-year-old disbarred attorney was recently given 18 months ...
EXCLUSIVE: Inside RNC, a rules fight brews over lawyer's tactics
For most of the past two decades, Ben Ginsberg has been a brusque, hard-driving lawyer who has won the admiration of some and disdain of others as one of the Republican Party's behind-the-scenes legal fixers. He helped lead George W. Bush's legal ...
Lawyer for indicted Mass. chief denies wrongdoing
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for a western Massachusetts police chief facing federal extortion and money laundering charges says her client has done nothing wrong. Lee Chief Joseph Buffis is accused of extorting a $4,000 donation from two ...
Johnny Manziel's lawyer claims no NCAA investigation has begun
If Johnny Manziel's lawyer is telling the truth, there is no active NCAA investigation into whether or not his client received cash to sign autographs -- and although there have been reports of an investigation, no official source has confirmed that ...
Watch Bob Odenkirk Judge Crappy Local Lawyer Ads With Julie Klausner
If there's one actor on television who understands sleazy lawyers, it's Bob Odenkirk, who portrays Breaking Bad's resident shyster Saul Goodman with gleeful shamelessness. When we first saw Saul, it was in the show's re-creation of one of the great ...
Lawyer: Losing Morris clerk candidate 'at the center of everything' in ... - Hunterdon County Democrat
Lawyer: Losing Morris clerk candidate 'at the center of everything' in ...
Prosecutor calls Bulger lawyer's purple pedicure 'strange'
As a Boston jury deliberated Friday on whether Whitey Bulger is a bloodthirsty gang boss, a prosecutor was going after the defense lawyer for a lesser offense: showing off his purple pedicure. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Kelly sniped to the judge ...
City Fails Math — Takes Lawyer To Court Over $50 Ticket
After successfully challenging a $50 ticket, attorney Leonard Kohen was feeling pretty good. The Administrative Law Judge hearing the case had agreed that the ticket — for running in a park after dark in February — was flimsy, and the New York City ...
Lawyer Says Johnny Manziel Will Play in Opener, but That's Up to Texas A&M
Both A&M and Manziel's lawyers have ample experience dealing with the NCAA. That's a plus because as the school, poised to have another highly profitable season, and Manziel work together, lawyers with know-how can certainly be the key to beating the ...
Local trial lawyer to lead national foundation
Eidson, a partner at the Coral Gables-based law firm Colson Hicks Eidson, has long been involved, and honored for his work, with the AAJ formerly known as the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. “The foundation has been established to protect and ...
NY judge rejects request for early release of ex-lawyer serving 10 years in ...
NY judge rejects request for early release of ex-lawyer serving 10 years in ...
Lawyer in Clinton impeachment will lead House Swallow probe
A Democratic lawyer who played a key role in the House impeachment and Senate acquittal of then-President Bill Clinton will spearhead Utah's historic inquiry into Attorney General John Swallow. Officials announced Friday the selection of New York-based ...
NY Judge Denies Early Release for Ailing Ex-Lawyer
A federal judge in New York has rejected a bid for early release from a dying former civil rights lawyer convicted in a terrorism case. Judge John Koeltl (COAT-ole) rejected 73-year-old Lynne Stewart's request Friday. He said the law does not permit ...
Dying Lawyer's Request for Release From Prison Is Turned Down
In June, the bureau's director rejected the request, leading Ms. Stewart's lawyer, Jill R. Shellow, to ask the judge to vacate her sentence. In denying the request, Judge Koeltl rejected the argument that keeping Ms. Stewart in prison, given her ...
Lawyer: Manziel Could Play Before Inquiry Is Done
Lawyer: Manziel Could Play Before Inquiry Is Done. By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer. August 10, 2013 (AP). Associated Press. Share. 0. The attorney for Johnny Manziel says even if the NCAA investigation of the Heisman Trophy winner isn't ...
AG: Lawyer e-mails indicate collusion to control foreclosure billing
Colorado's two biggest foreclosure law firms, Castle Law Group and Aronowitz & Mecklenburg, appear to have manipulated and influenced the foreclosure process — in practice and at the Capitol — in a way that guaranteed themselves millions of dollars ...
FPPC Complaint Reveals Maloof Lawyer Funding Effort To Stop Sacramento ...
FPPC Complaint Reveals Maloof Lawyer Funding Effort To Stop Sacramento ...
Frederick H. Walton Jr., communications lawyer
Frederick H. Walton Jr., a communications lawyer who served for three decades in the Air Force and Air Force Reserve, died Aug. 3 at the Maplewood Park Place retirement community in Bethesda. He was 96. The cause was myelodysplastic syndrome, said ...
Cann Family Lawyer: We Need to Challenge the Culture of Dangerous Driving
Cann Family Lawyer: We Need to Challenge the Culture of Dangerous Driving. by John Greenfield · IMG_7837. Memorial to Bobby Cann at the crash site. Photo: John Greenfield. The arraignment for Ryne San Hamel, the driver who fatally struck cyclist Bobby ...
Lawyer: Other Suspect in DEA Killing May Go Free
Defense lawyers are optimistic that a second member of the trio of drug kingpins convicted in the 1985 slaying of a U.S. drug agent will go free in coming weeks, one of the capos' attorneys said Saturday. U.S. officials and former Drug Enforcement ...
Bob Odenkirk Of 'Breaking Bad' Reviews Corny Lawyer Ads (VIDEO)
Ever since joining "Breaking Bad," Bob Odernkirk has been one of the most surprisingly effective actors on the show, portraying the sleazy lawyer Saul Goodman. In this video produced by Vulture, Odenkirk sits down with Julie Klausner to review some ...
Macomb County Commissioners Hire Lawyer For Judge
MT CLEMENS (WWJ/AP) - Macomb County commissioners have hired a law firm to represent a judge who may be in hot water with the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission. The commissioners on Thursday voted unanimously to provide legal counsel to ...
Lawyer: Manziel could play before inquiry is done
Lawyer: Manziel could play before inquiry is done. ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, AUG. 10-11 - FILE - In this Sept The Associated Press ADVANCE FOR WEEKEND EDITIONS, AUG. 10-11 - FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2012, file photo, Texas A&M's Johnny ...
How to Change Careers if You're a Lawyer
Lawyers have many skills that are transferable, such as being analytical, persuasive and able to manage complex projects, says Liz Brown, a former intellectual-property lawyer and author of the forthcoming book "Life After Law: Finding Work You Love ...
Mayor of one town, lawyer for another? Is that a problem?
In Miami Lakes, Michael Pizzi held sway as mayor of the manicured town. In Medley, he delivered legal advice as town attorney. But in both municipalities, Pizzi used his public office to steer business to a company he thought would pay him kickbacks, ...
Elizabeth Dyson, lawyer, dies at 73
For the last 15 years of her legal career, Ms. Dyson specialized in employment discrimination and background investigations of federal employees while working in the general counsel's office at OPM. Earlier, she was a consultant and staff lawyer for ...
Lawyer: Other suspect in DEA killing may go free
MEXICO CITY — Defense attorneys say freedom is imminent for a second member of the trio of Mexican drug kingpins responsible for the 1985 slaying of a Drug Enforcement Administration agent, one of the capo's attorneys said Saturday. In the United ...
Father, lawyer of Snowden set to make Russia visit
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The father of Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor, has received a Russian visa and will travel there to see his son "very soon," the family's lawyer said on Sunday. Attorney Bruce Fein said in a ...
Prieur J. Leary Jr., 69, lawyer and entrepreneur, dies
Prieur James Leary Jr., a New Orleans lawyer and entrepreneur, died Wednesday of coronary-artery disease at his New Orleans home. He was 69. A native New Orleanian who grew up in Pass Christian, Miss., Mr. Leary earned business and law degrees at ...
Activist: Lawyer defending Bahrain blogger now detained himself by security forces
MANAMA, Bahrain – A human rights activist says the lawyer representing a prominent Bahraini blogger held by authorities has been detained himself just days after alleging his client had been tortured while in police custody. Jim Loughran, a spokesman ...
NC lawyer arrested after allegedly throwing urine
RALEIGH, N.C. — A North Carolina lawyer is accused of throwing urine at a police officer's face after the suspect was arrested, according to WCNC-TV. John Montgomery Holmes Jr., 35, of Raleigh, was arrested early Saturday after being allegedly drunk ...
Facing disbarment, lawyer hired as public defender
Attorney Kate Lynn was well on her way to disbarment when she turned up in Seattle as a public defender. Caught misusing clients' money through her family law practice in Allentown, Pa., Lynn moved to Mountlake Terrace and was hired as a public ...
Defense lawyer has new specialty
Jim Diamond, a criminal defense lawyer in Danbury for nearly two decades, has joined a Stamford law firm and has expanded his practice to include Indian tribal law. Photo: Contributed Photo. Jim Diamond, a criminal defense lawyer in Danbury for nearly ...
Neil Heywood family want £5m payout over murder, says Chinese lawyer
The family of Neil Heywood, the British businessman murdered by the wife of the Chinese politician Bo Xilai, are seeking up to 50m yuan (£5m) in compensation, a Beijing lawyer has said. The details emerged as Heywood's mother, Ann, broke more than a ...
Why Your Lawyer Might Be Wrong For Your Business
Any of you that have ever hired a lawyer know that if you really want to screw up one of your business deals, a potential litigation issue or the future planning of your business, all you need to do is hire the wrong lawyer. Too many entrepreneurs go ...
Lawyer 'Eddie' Daniel pleads no contest to theft charge
KNOXVILLE — A longtime lawyer and former police officer will spend four years on probation for a dispute over legal fees with his former firm. Charles Edward “Eddie” Daniel, 57, pleaded no contest today to a charge of theft of more than $10,000. He ...
Did Lamar Odom Cheat On Khloe Kardashian With A Lawyer?
Here at Above the Law, we sometimes write about the Kardashians, a family made famous because a celebrity lawyer's daughter couldn't keep her legs closed on camera. From their 72-day marriages to their legal wranglings with Jonathan Lee Riches to their ...
Meet the NYPD's new federal monitor
The veteran lawyer charged with overseeing court-ordered reform of the nation's largest police force once represented a whistleblower cop whose disclosures led to what is perhaps the NYPD's darkest hour. In the early 1970s, attorney Peter Zimroth ...
Signs US soldier Manning was unfit for job before leaks: lawyer
Manning's lawyer David Coombs said the report was important to explain the motivation for the unauthorized release of more than 700,000 diplomatic and military documents and videos, the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history. "It's ...
Florida Lawyer Says Multimillion-Dollar Tobacco Verdicts Will Spread To Other ...
Florida Lawyer Says Multimillion-Dollar Tobacco Verdicts Will Spread To Other ...
Lawyer in W.Va. AG's Office Hurt in Home Standoff
Authorities say a lawyer in the West Virginia Attorney General's Office fired shots at police during a standoff in a Charleston home and was taken into custody covered in blood. Charleston Police Chief Brent Webster says Mark Bramble fired several ...
Reinventing Yourself As A Lawyer
This is a lawyer that has not become “the man (or woman — oh, you were getting ready to pounce) to see,” and therefore doesn't have a lot to lose by shutting down the defense shop and moving into the world of PI work. But if you're this lawyer, I ...
'Whitey' Bulger's defense lawyer pledges appeal
BOSTON (AP) — A defense attorney says former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger will appeal his conviction in a string of 11 killings and other underworld crimes. The 83-year-old Bulger faces life in prison after being convicted Monday of ...
Lawyer faces 22 counts of health care fraud
A San Antonio-area lawyer has been indicted on charges that he defrauded $12 million from third-party insurance administrators by failing to provide their clients stop-loss coverage as requested. Attorney Hugh Lappe Scott Jr., 62, whose specialties are ...
Manning's Lawyer Says Report Was Warning Sign
Pfc. Bradley Manning, convicted of giving classified documents to WikiLeaks, showed behavior that could have been a warning that he was unsuitable to serve abroad as an intelligence analyst, his lawyer said in a sentencing hearing on Monday at Fort ...
Snowden's father and lawyer receive Russian visas, plan trip to Moscow
Lon Snowden and his lawyer said that while visiting Edward, they plan to consider options for him to return to the US in the future. Back in his home country, the NSA leaker has been charged with espionage and other crimes. “We intend to visit with ...
Lawyer: French court to consider Altantuya murder in Scorpene case
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — The French court intended to deliberate on the question of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu's murder in the Paris inquiry investigating corruption in Putrajaya's Scorpene submarine deal, Suaram's lawyer William Bourdon said ...
Embattled San Jose lawyer's money laundering conviction restored
A federal appeals court has restored embattled San Jose lawyer Jamie Harley's money laundering convictions, now exposing her to the prospect of time in a federal prison. In a brief order filed Monday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a ...