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Benghazi Whistleblower's Lawyer Warns of Stolen Missiles
Former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova, who now represents one of the Benghazi whistleblowers, told a Washington radio station Monday that the real scandal in Benghazi is the theft of 400 surface-to-air missiles by some “very ugly people.” The Obama ...
Lawyer: R&B singer Usher's son released from hospital after nearly drowning ...
Lawyer: R&B singer Usher's son released from hospital after nearly drowning ...
American-US Airways deal may still be approved, lawyer says
“The history of airline merger reviews by the antitrust division shows that they have permitted the overall mergers of these very large trunk airlines provided that they divest themselves of a certain discrete number of routes, slots, gates or ...
Are Autograph Dealers Turning On Johnny Manziel Because His Lawyer Had ...
Are Autograph Dealers Turning On Johnny Manziel Because His Lawyer Had ...
Bard Put Profits Ahead of Patients' Safety, Lawyer Says
C.R. Bard Inc. (BCR) officials put profits ahead of women's safety when they ignored warnings about defects in some vaginal-mesh implants, a lawyer told a jury in the first federal trial of claims over the devices. Bard officials knew the company was ...
Chris Brown sued over fight at recording studio; singer's lawyer calls case ...
Chris Brown sued over fight at recording studio; singer's lawyer calls case ...
Report: A-Rod adds 'the most hated lawyer in New York' to his legal team
The New York Post's Page Six gossip column is reporting that A-Rod has added criminal defense attorney Joe Tacopina to his legal team, a guy that has been called "the most hated lawyer in New York." Rodriguez, of course, is staring at a possible 211 ...
County Board dumps lawyer ticketed for soliciting prostitute
Kathy Charlton, a lawyer at Hawks Quindel, issued a statement on behalf of the firm saying it supported Saks as he took the steps "to deal with this situation directly and move beyond." She said the incident wouldn't affect the quality of the firm's ...
Disbarred Yorktown lawyer stole $400G, prosecutors say
Sheila Joiner of Meridian, Miss., who encountered Diven when she was divorcing her husband in the early 2000s and later reported him to the state bar association for “unethical” conduct, said that her experience with the former lawyer was something ...
When Lawyers Cut Their Clients Out of the Deal
The plaintiffs' lawyers would get about $2.3 million. Facebook would make a roughly $6.5 million payment — to a new foundation it would partly control. The appeals court upheld the settlement last year by a 2-to-1 vote, with the majority saying it was ...
Lawyers Hint at Possible Recovery of Stolen Art
BRUSSELS — Paintings worth tens of millions of dollars that were stolen last October from an art museum in the Netherlands have not been burned, and a Romanian gang behind the theft wants to cut an unspecified deal with the authorities so the artwork ...
New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer David Perecman Condemns Hate Crime ...
New York Civil Rights Violation Lawyer David Perecman Condemns Hate Crime ...
Berlusconi may request and receive tax fraud pardon, lawyer says
Silvio Berlusconi's lawyer said Wednesday he believed the former premier would request and could be granted a presidential pardon following his tax fraud conviction, sparking a heated debate in Italy. "I believe (a pardon) will sooner or later be ...
Report: A-Rod's lawyer denies claims
Report: A-Rod's lawyer denies claims. New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez. Alex Rodriguez continues to play through a suspension and a swarm of speculation. FOX Sports. Share This Story. Share · Tweet ...
Lawyer says Mich. cancer doc can't post $9M bond
DETROIT -- The lawyer for a Detroit-area cancer specialist accused of intentionally misdiagnosing patients says his client cannot post a $9 million bond. Christopher Andreoff (AN'-dree-off) made the comment Wednesday, a day after a federal judge ...
San Jose lawyer dropped as arbitrator after domestic violence arrests, DUI ...
San Jose lawyer dropped as arbitrator after domestic violence arrests, DUI ...
Legendary Hollywood lawyer who defended Phil Spector takes final bow in ...
Legendary Hollywood lawyer who defended Phil Spector takes final bow in ...
Lawyer: 'Real Housewives' star Joe Giudice will not testify against wife Teresa - Hunterdon County Democrat
NEWARK — With their hands locked together and their heads turned away from a crush of media, reality TV stars Joe and Teresa Giudice remained silent as they entered Newark's federal courthouse this afternoon to answer charges of hiding millions of ...
DIY Divorce: Why You Should Think Twice Before Divorcing Without A Lawyer
More and more people are choosing to divorce without the help of a lawyer. Sites like MyDivorcePapers.com and iDivorceForms.com allow users to prepare divorce papers without any legal consultation, and now it appears that some people are using sites ...
Lawyer to the stars arraigned for snitching on client
A disgraced Los Angeles lawyer to the stars was arraigned Wednesday in Brooklyn Federal Court on charges of snitching on a client who was cooperating with the feds. Roger Rosen pleaded not guilty, but has agreed to resign as a lawyer as part of a ...
Lawyer: Benefits for seasonal hotshots would break law
Lawyer: Benefits for seasonal hotshots would break law. PHOENIX -- It would cost Prescott, Ariz., up to $52 million to provide families of the seasonal firefighters who died in the Yarnell Hill Fire with full benefits, but to do so would violate state ...
Lawyer Philip Rosenfelt, medal nominee, has spent lifetime fighting for ...
Lawyer Philip Rosenfelt, medal nominee, has spent lifetime fighting for ...
A-Rod To Deny Multiple Violations
Alex Rodriguez's legal team will challenge Major League Baseball's assertion that the embattled slugger has committed multiple violations of its drug policy, the New York Yankees third baseman's lawyer said Tuesday. MLB suspended Rodriguez for 211 ...
Snowden's Father Ignores Legal Advice, Contacts Son
The Russian lawyer for Edward Snowden revealed on Thursday that the father of the US intelligence leaker had for the first time contacted his son via the Internet in defiance of legal advice. The 30-year-old former US National Security Agency ...
Lawyer: Victim suffered concussion in DWI wreck with DA prosecutor
AUSTIN -- New details have surfaced and new photographs have been released of an accident scene related to a Travis County District Attorney's DWI arrest. Brandon Grunewald is charged with DWI after Austin Police arrested him Sunday, August 11, ...
Chicago lawyer's second act: Playing piano on the concert stage
A settled, successful Chicago lawyer and family man, Damisch hadn't even touched a keyboard in nearly 20 years when he decided, at the ripe age of 43, that it might be kind of cool to shake out his fingers, squeeze into a tuxedo, and set out on the ...
Copyright troll's lawyer wants record sealed so we won't make fun of him
Remember Jacques Nazaire? He's the lawyer who represented notorious, disgraced copyright trolls Prenda Law (who victimized thousands of Americans by threatening to link them to spurious lawsuits over downloads of pornography with embarrassing titles ...
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s Lawyer, Not-So-Subtly Blaming Mental Illness
Jesse Jackson Jr. will go to prison for 30 months, with the possibility of time off for good behavior. At the sentencing, his lawyer made some odious comments. Earlier, Jackson Jr.'s lawyer Reid Weingarten said his client felt “horror, shame and ...
Lawyer: Wrong Man Arrested in Missing Va Teen Case
Randy Allen Taylor's court-appointed lawyer, Michael Hallahan, maintained his client's innocence Wednesday as investigators returned to Taylor's Lovingston property. Hallahan said 17-year-old Alexis Murphy was at Taylor's camper with another man the ...
Lawyer: Appointed Arizona senator will prove residency
Lawyer: Appointed Arizona senator will prove residency. Carlyle W. Begay, arizona, senator, legislature. State Sen. Carlyle W. Begay. Courtesy of Jenna Lyon, Arizona State Senate. SHARE URL EMAIL. Tweet. FONT: A A A. Photo URL: To: From: Add a brief ...
San Jose lawyer faced with prison, loss of law license
San Jose lawyer Jamie Harley's legal woes continue to grow. Hit with a federal appeals court ruling this week that reinstated her money laundering convictions, Harley also faces a State Bar court trial later this month on an avalanche of new ...
Controversial French lawyer Verges dies at 88
PARIS (AFP) – France's Jacques Verges, the provocative lawyer who earned the nickname of "Devil's advocate" by defending a long list of high-profile criminals from Klaus Barbie to Carlos the Jackal, died in Paris on Thursday. He was 88. "He died around ...
Kazakhstan: Lawyer in Forced Psychiatric Detention
(Berlin) – Kazakh authorities should immediately release a lawyer from unlawful, forced psychiatric detention and ensure her safety. They should give the lawyer immediate access to her legal representative and take steps to hold accountable all those ...
Wallace Hall's Lawyer: "Not a Basis for Impeachment"
In a letter to the co-chairs of the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations, a lawyer for embattled University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall clarified some of the motivations behind Hall's ongoing investigation into the ...
My kingdom for a lawyer: Dispute over bones of King Richard III may be headed ...
My kingdom for a lawyer: Dispute over bones of King Richard III may be headed ...
Jacques Verges dies; French lawyer defended despised criminals
Jacques Verges, the French lawyer and enfant terrible known for his defense of the world's most despised criminals, including the infamous Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie and Venezuelan-born terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez (better known as Carlos the Jackal ...
Chris Brown -- My Lawyer's a STUD -- He Deserves a Lamborghini
Exclusive. 081613_chris_brown_launch_v2. Ya might see Mark Geragos driving around town in a bright orange Lamborghini in the near future ... 'cause Chris Brown says it's the LEAST he could do for his super-lawyer for saving his ass ... again. Brown hit ...
Swiss Lawyer Pleads Guilty, Helps in US Tax Probe
A Swiss lawyer pleaded guilty in a U.S. probe of offshore tax evasion and has been telling prosecutors how he helped American clients use secret accounts to hide assets from the Internal Revenue Service. Edgar Paltzer, who was indicted on April 16 with ...
Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Tax Probe
In a move that could further pull back the veil on Swiss bank secrecy, a onetime Swiss tax lawyer admitted Friday to helping wealthy Americans hide millions of dollars for more than a decade in accounts overseas. Edgar Paltzer, a lawyer who used to ...
Mass. man charged in slaying wants new lawyer
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — An Easthampton man scheduled to go on trial in October for allegedly killing his girlfriend has told a judge he wants a new lawyer. Ryan Welch told a Hampshire Superior Court judge on Friday that he has objections to the way ...
Bradley Manning's Lawyer On Classified Evidence: 'I Sleep Soundly At Night'
FORT MEADE, Md. -- Bradley Manning's lawyer told supporters in a candid question-and-answer session on Friday that he thinks little of the classified sentencing evidence that prosecutors have presented in closed court. David Coombs' talk in the ...
New Mexico: Albuquerque Police Are Criticized in Lawyer's Death
The state attorney general issued a scathing critique of the Albuquerque Police Department on Friday over its finding that a high-profile civil rights lawyer committed suicide. The death of the lawyer, Mary Han, in 2010 has been the source of ...
Lawyer: Gang Forced Women to Carry Drugs in Peru
The lawyer for a young Irish woman arrested in Peru for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine to Spain says she was forced to carry the drugs by a gang that threatened her and her family. Attorney Peter Madden says Michaela McCollum was "kidnapped," held ...
Lawyer named as New Mexico's securities regulator
SANTA FE, N.M. — An Albuquerque lawyer has been named by Gov. Susana Martinez to serve as New Mexico's top securities regulator. The governor's office announced Friday the appointment of Alan Wilson as director of the Securities Division in the ...
Andrea Kramer, lawyer and women's advocate
"He told me that I didn't want to be a lawyer, that nobody liked lady lawyers, that lady lawyers would never get married, they'd never have a family, they would always be alone," Kramer says. Kramer went on to prove him wrong, graduating from law ...
Lawyer: Cleric Cleared in Pakistan Blasphemy Case
The lawyer, Wajid Gilani, said the district judge in Islamabad on Saturday granted the motion to acquit his client, cleric Khalid Chishti, after the judge ruled that the prosecution had not brought forward sufficient evidence. Chishti was the imam, or ...
Lawyer: Charges against cleric dropped in Pakistan blasphemy case
ISLAMABAD – A lawyer says a Pakistani court has dismissed charges against the cleric who accused a young Christian girl of blasphemy and had been arrested for allegedly forging evidence against her. Wajid Gilani said a district judge in Islamabad ...
Pakistan court drops charges against cleric in blasphemy case, lawyer says
ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani court on Saturday dismissed charges against a cleric who accused a young Christian girl of blasphemy and who was arrested last year for allegedly forging evidence against her, his lawyer said. The case had brought new spotlight ...
Lawyer Says Yankees Misled Rodriguez About Injuries
That is the portrait that Rodriguez's combative new lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, presented in one of the first and most extensive interviews the Rodriguez camp has given since Rodriguez, the Yankees' third baseman, was notified of a 211-game suspension ...
Forgery charges dismissed against cleric in Pakistan blasphemy case, lawyer says
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A Pakistani court on Saturday dismissed charges against a cleric who had accused a young Christian girl of blasphemy and was arrested last year for allegedly forging evidence against her, his attorney said. The blasphemy case had ...