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Pussy Riot member files defamation lawsuit against former lawyer
The new lawyer completely changed the line of defense and claimed that her client was not in the cathedral when the infamous performance was recorded. In December the punk rocker told the press that the first defense team refused to return her ...
Popular Dating Site Compiles 15 Stupid Reasons To Date A Lawyer
If you're stuck sitting in your office until all hours of the night wondering (a) how you'll ever meet someone and (b) how you'll convince them to take a chance on someone who routinely works until 4 a.m. turning documents while a team of lawyers argue ...
A-Rod's lawyer declines MLB's challenge to release evidence
NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer for Alex Rodriguez declined Major League Baseball's challenge to make public the evidence that led to the 211-game suspension of the New York Yankees star. MLB executive vice president Rob Manfred wrote to lawyer Joseph ...
Task for Bo Xilai's Lawyer: to Ensure a Smooth Trial
JINAN, China—Heading the legal defense team for Bo Xilai, the former Communist Party highflier, may not seem like the best career move for a Chinese lawyer. Courts here are tightly controlled by the party and a guilty verdict in Mr. Bo's trial, which ...
Greg Abbott says lawyer advised Latinos to break Voter ID law; Lawyer shoots ...
Greg Abbott says lawyer advised Latinos to break Voter ID law; Lawyer shoots ...
If Alex Rodriguez's new lawyer wants a fight, MLB is willing to give him one
If Alex Rodriguez's new lawyer wants a fight, MLB is willing to give him one. Mon, Aug 19, 2013 6:58 PM EDT. Email 0; Share 9. Tweet. 0. Description Toggle. 1 - 25 / 30. June 3, 1993: A-Rod is selected No.1 overall in the MLB amateur draft by the ...
Is This Lawyer More Successful In The Bedroom Than The Office?
Is This Lawyer More Successful In The Bedroom Than The Office? By Elie Mystal. Over the weekend, the New York Post published an except from a book called Unicorn (affiliate link), a self-published memoir of a lawyer who lived the secret, swinging ...
Joseph Tacopina, A-Rod's Lawyer, Declines MLB Challenge To Release ...
Joseph Tacopina, A-Rod's Lawyer, Declines MLB Challenge To Release ...
Brooklyn lawyer disbarred for forged letters
It was not a shortcut worth taking. A Brooklyn real estate lawyer will be disbarred after faking approval letters from the Attorney General's office that are needed to create and sell condominiums. RELATED: ACCUSED STALKER'S LAWYERS SAY EXEC ...
SEE IT: MLB's letter to Alex Rodriguez's lawyer Joe Tacopina
Matt Lauer surprised Alex Rodriguez's lawyer during an interview on the “Today” show Monday morning in which Lauer said that Major League Baseball had sent him a letter saying it was willing to waive the confidentiality clause in the Joint Drug ...
A-Rod's lawyer balks at MLB's offer to make evidence public
Major League Baseball called the bluff of one of Alex Rodriguez's tough-talking new lawyers Monday morning — on national television. Sidestepping “Today” show host Matt Lauer's direct questions about Rodriguez's performance-enhancing drug use, ...
A-Rod lawyer promises response to MLB's surprise pitch
Alex Rodriguez's tough-talking new lawyer isn't one to walk away from a game of chicken. New York attorney Joe Tacopina says he will respond on Wednesday to the letter Major League Baseball ambushed him with Monday during an appearance on the ...
Lawyer seeks release of Egypt's Mubarak
CAIRO (AFP) – Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak will face a new court hearing on Wednesday during which his lawyer will seek his release from prison, judicial sources said. The hearing is the fourth and final case against the long-time president ...
Muskegon County set to hire Grand Rapids lawyer as lead public defender - Muskegon Chronicle
Johnson's job is likely to focus on transitioning public defenders from contracted private lawyers to “in-house” county employees, although commissioners haven't made a final decision on that issue. If adopted, it would make Muskegon County only the ...
Egypt ex-president Hosni Mubarak must be freed, court rules, according to lawyer
Judicial officials have ordered Mubarak's release pending trials. His lawyers have argued that he should be let go after Wednesday's hearing into charges of having received gifts from the state-owned Al-Ahram newspaper — the last case that has kept ...
Suspended lawyer Booker ordered to pay $42153
Emory Booker, Milwaukee's self-proclaimed "Light Hero" has been ordered to pay $42,153 as the result of a state Department of Justice lawsuit alleging the suspended lawyer misrepresented himself to bankruptcy clients. The department also charged Booker ...
Post-sentencing, Bradley Manning's lawyer to petition President Obama for pardon
After his client was sentenced to 35 years in prison, defense attorney David Coombs indicated he will petition President Obama to pardon Bradley Manning. He described Manning as a whistleblower who tried to present necessary information to the American ...
Former EPA Admin Lisa Jackson Hires Lawyer for Email Investigation
Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson has hired a lawyer in the ongoing congressional investigation into her use of private and secret email addresses to conduct official business. Jackson, who announced her resignation from ...
Supreme Court suspends lawyer's license
The Journal Sentinel in January reported that Wynn was being investigated by the Milwaukee County District Attorney's Office and the state Office of Lawyer Regulation — the policing arm of the Supreme Court. No criminal charges have been filed against ...
A-Rod Furious With Matt Lauer For 'Ambushing His Lawyer' During Live ...
A-Rod Furious With Matt Lauer For 'Ambushing His Lawyer' During Live ...
Lawyer says guards gave erotic '50 Shades of Grey' novel to detainee at ...
Lawyer says guards gave erotic '50 Shades of Grey' novel to detainee at ...
Lawyer: Full story not told in deadly Las Vegas crash
LAS VEGAS -- A lawyer for a man accused of killing an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer and his relative in a crash that occurred while the suspect was allegedly stealing the officer's truck said Wednesday there's more to the story than has ...
Guantánamo lawyer floats possible defense argument: 9/11 attack justified
11 attacks has a right to justify the worst terror attack on U.S. soil at his death-penalty trial, and that requires exchanging material about jihad with his defense team, Khalid Sheik Mohammed's lawyer told an Army judge Wednesday. Veteran criminal ...
Guantanamo guards gave 'Shades of Grey' novel to prisoner, lawyer says
GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - Prison guards gave one of the alleged 9/11 conspirators a copy of the erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey," according to a defense lawyer who suggested on Wednesday that the unwanted gift was part ...
Lawyer claims guards gave '50 Shades of Grey' to Gitmo prisoner
Lawyer James Connell says prisoner Ammar al-Baluchi had only recently heard of the book after a visiting U.S. congressman told the media it was the most popular book among men held in the top-secret Camp 7. But Connell and another lawyer for a ...
The State Worker: Lawyer sues over her furlough losses
"From time to time, she put together some arguments," recalled Patrick Whalen, the union lawyer who argued against furloughs in front of the California Supreme Court. Whalen couldn't recall whether any of Vent's ideas inspired arguments he made in ...
Ruling on Top Lawyer Adds to NLRB Questions
The National Labor Relations Board's top lawyer, Lafe Solomon, was improperly appointed, a U.S. District Court judge said in a recent decision that raises fresh questions about the validity of certain agency actions in recent years. In the ruling, U.S ...
Lawyer Rejects Guantanamo 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Claim
Weeks after detainees at Guantanamo Bay were said to be voracious readers of Fifty Shades of Grey, one lawyer says that, at least in his client's case, that idea is bogus. Attorney James Connell says his client, Ammar al-Baluchi, turned over a copy of ...
Lawyer: Guantánamo guards gave unwanted erotic novel to ex-CIA prisoner
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- A lawyer for a Guantánamo Bay prisoner accused in the Sept. 11 attacks says guards in the secret maximum-security prison gave his client an apparently contraband copy of the erotic, sometime sadomasochistic ...
SC trial lawyer Ron Motley dies at age 68
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Celebrated South Carolina lawyer Ron Motley has died at the age of 68, law partner Joe Rice confirmed Thursday. No cause of death was given for the trial lawyer, and funeral arrangements have not been announced. Motley served as ...
NJ lawyer loses murder, racketeering appeals
NEWARK, N.J. -- A New Jersey defense attorney who represented entertainers and rap stars has lost an attempt to have his murder and racketeering convictions reversed days ahead of his scheduled sentencing. In a ruling published Thursday, a federal ...
Atlanta school gunman has a history of mental illness: lawyer
ATLANTA (Reuters) - A 20-year-old man who opened fire with an AK-47 in an Atlanta-area elementary school has a history of mental illness and once threatened in a Facebook message to kill his brother, according to the suspect's lawyer and family. A ...
Lawyer: UK Mounts Criminal Inquiry Into NSA Leaks
LONDON (AP) — Britain has launched a criminal investigation into Edward Snowden's leak of classified material to the Guardian newspaper and is sifting through documents it seized from the partner of one of the paper's journalists, a government lawyer ...
Lawyer: No deal in San Diego mayor lawsuit
SAN DIEGO — The lawyer for a woman suing San Diego Mayor Bob Filner says settlement of the lawsuit isn't part of the mediated agreement between Filner and city officials over sexual harassment allegations. Gloria Allred said Thursday that she did not ...
9/11 trial lawyer: CIA had its finger on Guantánamo's mute button
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- Mystery solved, if there was any doubt: It was the CIA that hit the mute button in the war court earlier this year when a defense lawyer for the accused 9/11 mastermind began talking about the CIA's secret overseas ...
Lawyer: UK has launched criminal inquiry into NSA leaks, is 'partway through ...
Lawyer: UK has launched criminal inquiry into NSA leaks, is 'partway through ...
'Seinfeld' Lawyer Jackie Chiles Suing Bears For Jim Beam (Video)
Chiles was Kramer's go-to lawyer on Seinfeld, helping him sue a coffee shop over too-hot java, tobacco companies after a short stint as a smoker left him looking haggard and "braless wonder" for walking down the street wearing just a bra, leading ...
Meet the Lawyer Who Strikes Fear in the US Cable Industry
A lawyer who joined the media industry in 1994 with a job at HBO, she moved to Time Warner Cable in 2001. Executives who have done business with Ms. Witmer say she stands out from many of her counterparts at other pay TV operators, negotiating like a ...
Lawyer finally followed father's path
Survived by: Brothers Robert “Corky” Frausto and partner Phil Zinser, and Hector “Skip” Frausto; sisters-in-law Maggie Zuniga, Rita Silva and Melissa Lopez; nieces, nephews and cousins. Services: Mass at 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Anthony de Padua ...
Aaron Hernandez lawyer calls electronic evidence 'hearsay'
An impassioned defense of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez by his lawyer — who called the evidence against his client “innuendo” and “hearsay” — outside court yesterday is raising eyebrows in the legal community, particularly with the apparent ...
Worcester Says Nga Truong's Lawyer To Blame For Time She Spent Behind Bars
BOSTON — As the city of Worcester defends itself in a lawsuit over police treatment of a teenager who was jailed for nearly three years, the city is going after the lawyer who won the young woman's freedom. Nga Truong was freed after a judge examined ...
Bradley Manning: "I am Chelsea. I am a Female."
Nonetheless, Manning's lawyer said he hopes that the prison "would do the right thing" and provide hormone therapy. "If Fort Leavenworth does not, then I'm going to do everything in my power to make sure they are forced to do so," said David Coombs ...
Lawyer Defends Dewhurst Family Member In Theft Case
ALLEN (CBSDFW.COM) – Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst has received criticism and support after calling Allen Police earlier this month to help out an arrested family member. Dewhurst placed the call to assist his step-niece, Ellen Bevers, who was ...
Jury Deliberating Over Ohio Woman in School Brawl
Jurors were deliberating Friday whether an Ohio woman involved in an in-school brawl went to her daughter's classroom with the intention of helping the teen fight a fellow student. Precious Allen, 31, is charged with misdemeanor assault and aggravated ...
Royal Oak lawyer accused of sex with underage prostitute
A sordid tale about a lawyer having sex with a teenage client has surfaced in federal court, where documents outline a classic grooming case involving a young prostitute who was manipulated by an older man she met through Backpage.com. That man, court ...
Lawyer for New Mexico photographer: Forcing her to work at a gay wedding ...
Lawyer for New Mexico photographer: Forcing her to work at a gay wedding ...
State lawyer says Md. public colleges may be barred from using Common ...
State lawyer says Md. public colleges may be barred from using Common ...
Lawyer: George Zimmerman should not be visiting gun factories
The attorney who helped murder defendant George Zimmerman win a controversial acquittal last month was frustrated to learn his client toured a gun factory on Thursday. According to TMZ, the former neighborhood crime watchman visited Kel-Tec firearms, ...
Edward Snowden Was No Coward To Flee US, Pentagon Papers Lawyer Says
But one of the lawyers involved in the Vietnam-era Pentagon Papers case has said that Snowden was justified in seeking sanctuary in Russia. In a Friday interview on "The Agenda" on SiriusXM Progress, Daniel Sheehan said that Snowden wouldn't receive ...
Lawyer loses round in fight against Kansas' sexual predator law
But the lawyer, Michael Whalen, said he will continue to challenge the state's Sexual Predator Act despite a 1997 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that said the law was constitutional. “The act we have today in no way resembles the act reviewed by the Supreme ...