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Lawyer: Little evidence tying suspect to WWII vet's death
By Tracy Connor, Staff Writer, NBC News. The lawyer for one of the 16-year-olds charged with fatally beating World War II veteran Delbert Belton said there's scant evidence against his client. "There are no eyewitnesses and no forensic evidence that ...
Manning Would Pay For Hormone Treatment, Lawyer Says
Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning is willing to pay for estrogen treatments that would lead to breast development and other female characteristics, the lawyer for the former Bradley Manning tells The Associated Press. According to the wire service: "Attorney ...
Grand Jury Indicts Puerto Rico Drug Lord's Lawyer
A Puerto Rico lawyer has been arrested on allegations he collected funds meant to bribe a judge to overturn a life sentence for a drug dealer once dubbed the "Pablo Escobar of the Caribbean," officials said Tuesday. Ramon Negron Colon, identified as ...
Brian Lewis' Lawyer: Roger Ailes and Fox Have 'A Lot' to Fear
Brian Lewis, formerly the right-hand man to Roger Ailes at Fox News, has hired a lawyer and could be preparing for a bold action. our editor recommends. Brian Lewis Breaks Silence as Fox News Talent Defends Roger Ailes · Top Roger Ailes Adviser Fired ...
Harahan officials split over hiring lawyer for Colonial advice
Harahan City Council members plan to hold a special meeting Thursday to consider hiring a lawyer for advice on the former Colonial Golf and Country Club. But Mayor Vinny Mosca called the move a "smokescreen" intended to delay the council's vote on ...
Prominent Entertainment Lawyer Irwin Russell Dies
A family representative says prominent entertainment lawyer Irwin Russell, whose clients included such industry heavyweights as Michael Eisner, Jim Henson and David Wolper, has died at age 87. Russell, who died Friday in Los Angeles of leukemia, was a ...
Judge Denies Defense Lawyers' Request in Fort Hood Case
KILLEEN, Tex. — The Army defense lawyers who used to represent Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the military psychiatrist found guilty last week of a shooting rampage at Fort Hood in November 2009, have asked the judge overseeing his military trial here to ...
Peru drugs suspect could get two years for guilty plea, says lawyer
The lawyer of the Northern Ireland woman arrested at Lima airport with £1.5m worth of cocaine has confirmed his client would only spend two years in jail if she pleads guilty. Peter Madden also warned that if Michaella McCollum Connolly continues to ...
Ex-lawyer accused of theft from kid whose mom died
A former Upper Arlington lawyer has been indicted on charges of theft, forgery, tampering with records and money laundering, according to the Franklin County prosecutor's office. Lindsey T. Burt, 33, is accused of altering a Probate Court document to ...
Lawyer suspended for soliciting sex from client
The Ohio Supreme Court suspended the law license of Chillicothe lawyer Edward Bunstine today for one year for soliciting sex from a mother he was representing in a child-custody case. Bunstein yesterday said he disagreed with the suspension because ...
Lexington lawyer Breibart pleads guilty in federal court to swindling clients
COLUMBIA, SC Richard J. Briebart, the Lexington lawyer whose lavish annual Christmas parties were once attended by prosecutors, judges and politicians, pleaded guilty Wednesday morning in federal court before U.S. Judge Margaret Seymour. “I plead ...
The Famous Lawyer Who Never Existed
The book became a bestseller. In fairness, the lawyer was not unknown to the American public. Many had read accounts of his courtroom adventures, where the intrepid counselor took on the cases of the downtrodden that no one else would touch, since 1919 ...
Nidal Malik Hasan's former lawyer says Fort Hood shooter does not have death ...
Nidal Malik Hasan's former lawyer says Fort Hood shooter does not have death ...
Court interpreter's defense attacks disbarred lawyer's character, asks how ...
Court interpreter's defense attacks disbarred lawyer's character, asks how ...
Zimmerman's wife 'stood by her man' in Florida perjury, lawyer says
ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - George Zimmerman's wife, who pleaded guilty on Wednesday to perjury, was channeling hit country song "Stand by Your Man" when she lied to a Florida court about the couple's finances after Zimmerman's arrest for fatally ...
Lawyer: Northern Nevada brothel lawsuit has no merit
Gonzales' lawyer, Mark Wray, contends that Gilman — considered one of the most important people in Storey County — used his influence to help change the brothel law in 2009, which made Gonzales' 1-percent cut a big issue. Then, Gonzales contends ...
Kelly Rutherford acting as her own lawyer in custody battle with ex-husband ...
Kelly Rutherford acting as her own lawyer in custody battle with ex-husband ...
Sirius Investors Shortchanged Over Liberty, Lawyer Says
Billionaire John Malone unfairly used an investment agreement to acquire control of Sirius XM Radio (SIRI) Inc. without paying a takeover premium or allowing investors to vote on the deal, a lawyer for shareholders said. Malone's Liberty Media Corp ...
This Costumed 'Bank Reform Bitch' Once Worked As A Lawyer
Who is this woman? Over at our sister site Dealbreaker, they've been talking about her for months and months on end. She emerged on the banking protest scene back in April, when she dressed as a dominatrix (and later as a police officer) and promised ...
Why It's So Incredibly Depressing To Be A Lawyer
Most of the conflicts that necessitate getting a lawyer are not happy ones. In other words, time and time, case after case, you're brought in after things have already gone horribly wrong. In many cases, you're helping make the situation even more ...
You've Been Having Bad Dreams If Being A Lawyer Is Your 'Dream Job'
We've got to hand it to the television and film industries, because they've done a wonderful job of glamorizing professions that are otherwise dull and often lacking when it comes to the beauty of its practitioners. Teenagers who wants to be doctors or ...
Lawyer accused of stealing $2.3 million from Oak Park couple
A veteran suburban attorney who paid to host a radio show on WIND AM stole $2.3 million from an Oak Park couple, federal prosecutors said. Kathleen Niew, 57, of Burr Ridge, was given the cash by the couple to pay for closings on real estate but instead ...
Manning lawyer gives more details on gender change
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, who was previously known as Bradley Manning, wants estrogen treatments that would promote breast development and other female characteristics, which she'd be willing to pay for, while she's ...
Dick Ridgway, lawyer, title company founder
Richard C. “Dick” Ridgway, a lawyer who focused on real estate law and the title industry and was a co-founder of RGS Title and a prominent fundraiser for Catholic organizations, died Aug. 23 at his home in Silver Spring. He was 76. The cause was ...
Manning doing well at military prison, thankful for support - lawyer
Chelsea Manning is doing well after arriving at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth to serve out her 35-year sentence, her lawyer reported. Manning's lawyer David Coombs wrote on his blog that he spoke with Manning on Wednesday, their first ...
In three hour hearing, Prenda attacks its former lawyer
When one imagines a tense cross-examination, the image that springs to mind is of a witness sweating under the rapid-fire questions of a lawyer. That wasn't what happened as Paul Duffy, a lawyer for embattled porn-troll Prenda Law, grilled a former ...
Two more ex-Bernas clients reimbursed $300427 by lawyers' protective fund
Two more former clients of now-imprisoned lawyer Kenneth P. Bernas have been awarded a total of $300,427 that he embezzled from them, according to the Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection. The recent award brings to 35 the number of the former Bernas ...
'Greatest Generation' member became lawyer, judge
Survived by: Daughter Joan Tracy-Sotoodeh-Huff, son Ty Tracy and daughter-in-law Shari; two grandchildren and a sister. Services: Memorial at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 315 E. Pecan St. Earl W. Tracy Jr. was marching down a street in ...
Chelsea Manning's Lawyer Says She Is Doing Well In Prison
BALTIMORE -- A lawyer for Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning said in a blog post on Thursday the soldier is doing well as she goes through processing at the military prison at Fort Leavenworth. David Coombs wrote that he spoke on Wednesday with Manning, ...
Civic-minded lawyer Emil 'Mark' Marquardt dies at 72
He liked getting up in the dark, driving two hours north and racing a canoe in cold rivers. If he could beat other lawyers and judges who had faster canoes with his slower canoe, so much the better. He also liked to win in court. An expert in health ...
A lawyer for every kid!
Problem is: the aunt and uncle had a lawyer. James Gault couldn't afford one. At court appearances, he usually represented himself. (The girls also have a half-brother who lives with another relative and isn't part of the custody dispute.) For years ...
Lawyer: 'Vindicated' ex-Garden Plain coach wants teaching job back
“He wants his job back, and he wants what he's entitled to under the law, and that's all,” said Lee Kinch, the lawyer representing Puetz in employment matters. Puetz had been a physical education teacher, coach and athletic director before the Renwick ...
Chelsea Manning Making Friends in Prison
Chelsea Manning's lawyer said Thursday that the alleged Wikileaker was adjusting to prison, making friends, and “doing well,” The Guardian reports. Manning's lawyer David Coombs announced on his blog that he was able to speak to his client on ...
Madison lawyers defend Solidarity Singers for free
A phone call to that number is greeted by a recorded message, informing the caller that, due to a high volume of cases, it might be several days before a lawyer is able to return the call. Although Hammel says as many as 20 attorneys have taken cases ...
Lawyer Claims Accused 'Lacked Motive' To Murder Armenian Presidential ...
Lawyer Claims Accused 'Lacked Motive' To Murder Armenian Presidential ...
Duke lacrosse accuser loses another lawyer
Durham, N.C. — A Durham woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of rape in 2006 must get another attorney to represent her in a separate murder case. Crystal Mangum, 34, is charged in the April 2011 death of Reginald Daye, ...
Twitter's head lawyer and free speech champion is leaving
The famous Silicon Valley lawyer Alexander Macgillivray, better known as Amac, is leaving the company after four years. Amac. photo: joi ito via Flickr. Alexander Macgillivray is stepping down as Twitter's general counsel, a post where he not only ...
Lawyer: Islamic Society, determined to build Bernards mosque, returns with ... - Hunterdon County Democrat
Lawyer: Islamic Society, determined to build Bernards mosque, returns with ...
Twitter Loses Its Top Lawyer
Twitter's top lawyer, Alexander Macgillivray, is leaving the company. He announced his decision on Twitter early on Friday, but gave no reason for his departure. During his tenure as general counsel, Twitter distinguished itself as an assertive ...
Lawyer says NCCU violated coach's civil rights
Frazier's new lawyer Linda Kenney Baden of New York City hand-delivered a letter to NCCU Chancellor Deborah Saunders-White last week. Baden a former prosecutor turned private attorney, successfully defended Casey Anthony, who was found not guilty ...
In three-hour hearing, Prenda attacks its former lawyer
When one imagines a tense cross-examination, the image that springs to mind is of a witness sweating under the rapid-fire questions of a lawyer. That wasn't what happened as Paul Duffy, a lawyer for embattled porn-troll Prenda Law, grilled a former ...
Potty-mouthed police chief's disciplinary hearing is postponed, his lawyer ...
Potty-mouthed police chief's disciplinary hearing is postponed, his lawyer ...
Lawyer and champion of free speech Alex Macgillivray to leave Twitter
Alex Macgillivray, the key figure responsible for Twitter's aggressively pro-free speech position, has announced he is to leave the company. The Harvard-educated lawyer is little known outside a small crop of Silicon Valley executives and internet ...
City probing alleged comment about lawyer
Administrators are looking into whether Police Chief Jose Lopez told colleagues a defense lawyer deserved to get shot because of his profession, City Manager Tom Bonfield says. Bonfield confirmed the review on Thursday, hours after the public defenders ...
Lawyer: Minn. woman accused of leaving newborns in SD agrees to 6 mo ...
Lawyer: Minn. woman accused of leaving newborns in SD agrees to 6 mo ...
Lawyer: Somerville High School Soccer Player Not Guilty Of Sports Camp Rape
Prosecutors say the assaults occurred Aug. 25 at Camp Lenox in Otis, where Somerville High School was holding an annual team-building retreat. Authorities say the three juniors assaulted the freshmen in a cabin. Seventeen-year-old Galileo Mondol and ...
Biker-turned-lawyer-turned-killer up for parole
Biker-turned-lawyer-turned-killer up for parole. Tom Maniscalco had two Orange County murder trials in the 1990s. Now he seeks parole after 29 years in custody for a triple slaying in Westminster. Tweet. ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT ...
Lawyer runs practice out of his barber shop
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. -- Donald E. Howard II had no trouble passing the state's bar exam in 2012, but he hasn't yet gone after his barber's license. That means Howard, who cut hair throughout college in Mississippi and law school in Wyoming, can't cut ...
Morris County sheriff hires retired troopers, promotes lawyer
Morris County Sheriff Edward V. Rochford is reorganizing upper-echelon staff, with Gerard Marinelli promoted to chief of the Bureau of Law Enforcement and office Chief of Staff Staci Santucci, an attorney, slated to be sworn before January as an ...