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Tenn. lawyer demands to be called 'Captain Justice'
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- When prosecutors in Williamson County tried to ban a defense attorney from referring to them as "the government" in court, defense attorney Drew Justice had a demand of his own: From now on, call me "Captain Justice." A war of words ...
Lawyer Quips to Judge: Call Me Capt. Justice
Arguing that "lawyer" and "defense attorney" are prejudicial, he also suggested that he be referred to at trial as "defender of the innocent" or "guardian of the realm." And Justice argued the word "defendant" should be banned because it unfairly ...
Chicago Lawyer Convicted in NY in Tax Fraud Case
A Chicago lawyer and certified public accountant was convicted Friday for his role in a 10-year tax fraud that generated $7 billion in phony tax losses, a scheme authorities have called the largest tax fraud in history. Paul Daugerdas, the 63-year-old ...
Alex Rodriguez lawyer calls for MLB COO Rob Manfred to be removed from ...
Alex Rodriguez lawyer calls for MLB COO Rob Manfred to be removed from ...
Sex in the library leads to firings: lawyer
Sex in the library leads to firings: lawyer. Librarian reported intercourse in kid's section. By Alex Goldsmith. Updated: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 12:07 PM MDT; Published: Saturday, November 2, 2013, 12:02 PM MDT. (1/2)A former Estancia assistant ...
Defiant Toronto Mayor Repeats He Won't Resign
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford reiterated Saturday that he won't resign despite mounting pressure for him to step aside after police said they had obtained a copy of a video that appears to show the mayor puffing on a crack pipe. Ford smiled outside ...
Rob Ford's Lawyer Says Police Should Release 'Crack' Video
“Our position has always been we have not seen, or know of, a video of the mayor smoking crack cocaine and that is still our position.” Ford's lawyer argued to the Sun that Blair should resign for damning the mayor in the court of public opinion. "I ...
A trial lawyer web entangles the BP settlement: James Varney
Lawyers, media, protesters and court watchers wait for the doors to open for the BP oil spill trial at the Federal Courthouse on Poydras Street in New Orleans Monday, February 25, 2013. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com |The Times-Picayune) (David ...
Lawyer claims we don't talk enough about victims' responsibility for rape
We live in a world in which a woman can be abducted, imprisoned and raped for years, and there will be people who accuse her of “milking it,” one in which a woman can be gang-raped literally to death and the defendants' lawyer will call her “wholly ...
Dellick's lawyer denies conflict of interest
Although Amendolara continues to be John Dellick's defense lawyer in Mahoning County Area Court in Canfield, county Prosecutor Paul J. Gains said he'll file a request Monday that the county's common pleas court judges appoint an assistant Ohio attorney ...
Lawyer discusses work on immigration reform at White House, Justice Department
As the current session of Congress winds down, chances are that immigration reform – and how the United States deals with roughly 12 million undocumented immigrants, a quarter of them in California – will have to wait. In the 2012 fiscal year, U.S. ...
Daughter of jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Soltani says he started hunger ...
Daughter of jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Soltani says he started hunger ...
Should a liar be a lawyer? The Stephen Glass case.
Call it "Shattered Glass: The Sequel." At a hearing this week, the California Supreme Court will be asked by the state Committee of Bar Examiners to deny a law license to Stephen Glass, the serial fabricator who as a twentysomething aspiring journalist ...
Jailed Iranian Lawyer Soltani, Activists Start Hunger Strike
Four Iranian political prisoners, including prominent human right lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani, have begun a hunger strike to protest prison conditions. Soltani's daughter Maede told RFE/RL's Radio Farda that the prisoners started the hunger strike on ...
Disgraced ex-journalist Stephen Glass seeks right to be California lawyer
And now his own fable of redemption, if it is to be believed, has set a jarring question before the California Supreme Court: Can someone who once built a career on lies be licensed to be a lawyer in this state? The court on Wednesday will tackle that ...
Supreme Court Suspends Lawyer
The Florida Supreme Court suspended a Lakeland lawyer for failing to respond to any Florida Bar communications. Joseph Ramon Kruk III of received a complaint about his practice and failed to respond to the incident or any further letters sent by the ...
Q&A: Lawyer discusses work on immigration reform at White House, Justice ...
Q&A: Lawyer discusses work on immigration reform at White House, Justice ...
Former Pakistan dictator Musharraf granted bail: lawyer
ISLAMABAD | Mon Nov 4, 2013 4:24am EST. ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's former military dictator, Pervez Musharraf, was granted bail on Monday in a case related to the killing of a cleric, taking him a step closer to freedom after months under house ...
Lawyer Says Ex-Pakistani President Musharraf Granted Bail, Paving Way for ...
Lawyer Says Ex-Pakistani President Musharraf Granted Bail, Paving Way for ...
Lawyer Snapshot: Christian George
Professional organizations: Treasurer of Young Lawyers' Section of The Jacksonville Bar; 4th Circuit representative of The Young Lawyers' Division of The Florida Bar; co-chair of 4th Circuit's Bench & Bar Professionalism Committee; and executive ...
Lawyer: Editor Coulson Did Not Know of UK Hacking
Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief, Andy Coulson, fought back Monday at Britain's phone hacking trial, claiming through his lawyer that he had no idea underlings at the British tabloid he once edited were hacking and was himself ...
Lawyer: Editor Coulson did not know of UK hacking
LONDON -- Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief, Andy Coulson, fought back Monday at Britain's phone hacking trial, claiming through his lawyer that he had no idea underlings at the British tabloid he once edited were hacking and ...
NSA's Top Lawyer Says Debate Started By Edward Snowden Could Be 'Good ...
NSA's Top Lawyer Says Debate Started By Edward Snowden Could Be 'Good ...
Lawyer: Settlement reached in underage drinking case
Lawyer: Settlement reached in underage drinking case. Lawyer: Settlement reached in underage drinking case. 041413davis.jpg. Photo by: Unknown. 2008 photo of Alexa Latteo 19 of Mansfield and Debra Davis 20 of Milton seen at a Gillette Stadium parking ...
Lawyer: Mo. horse plant to open despite challenges
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- There is nothing preventing a northwest Missouri horse slaughter plant from opening, a lawyer for the facility's operator said Monday, despite a host of legal challenges and a question about the facility's wastewater disposal permits ...
This Boston lawyer will sit on sports world's 'Supreme Court'
This Boston lawyer will sit on sports world's 'Supreme Court'. This Boston lawyer will sit on sports world's 'Supreme Court'. Enlarge. MIKE RITTER. Mary Moore: Reporter- Boston Business Journal: Email · David Evans, co-chair of litigation at Murphy ...
Lawyer: Client's f-bomb not an insult because he's Canadian
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A lawyer in Dubai told a court his client did not insult a telecom worker because the f-word is not an insult in his native Canada. Attorney Uday al-Kazwini told the court his client, a 43-year-old man from ...
Lawyer Offers Money To Discourage People From Going To Law School
I wish I had the financial wherewithal to join this lawyer in his crusade. Sadly, I'm poor, so my voluminous words on the topic will have to suffice. I can tell people not to go to law school, but this lawyer is willing to pay people to avoid the ...
Lawyer gets prison time for fraud in Jackson County
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple sentenced the former Jackson County lawyer to 36 months in federal prison followed by eight years of supervised release. As a condition of release from that probation, Desselle must pay $343,045 restitution ...
Third attorney requested in prostitution case after second lawyer withdraws
Third attorney requested in prostitution case after second lawyer withdraws By SUSAN TEBBEN Messenger staff journalist The Athens Messenger. A Glouster woman implicated in the alleged prostitution of a 16-year-old girl was arraigned Monday in Athens ...
Lawyer behind the red light lawsuit
Lawyer behind the red light lawsuit. Updated: Monday, November 4 2013, 04:10 PM EST. Rochester, N.Y.-- Attorney Larry Krieger said he could've just paid the 50-dollar red light camera ticket, but instead, he decided not just to fight it- but to ...
High Court Dresses Down Workers' Lawyer
That's because the issue in question at an oral argument was what exactly constitutes clothing under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The classification determines, in a unionized workplace, whether employees are entitled to pay for the time spent ...
Editor Did Not Agree to Hacking, Lawyer Says
LONDON — Andy Coulson, former editor of the tabloid The News of the World, now defunct, never agreed to any illegal phone hacking at the newspaper, his lawyer on Monday told the jury at the Old Bailey in the trial of Mr. Coulson, his former boss ...
City Council OKs hiring its own lawyer
The Baltimore City Council unanimously granted preliminary approval Monday to a proposal to hire an independent lawyer instead of relying on City Solicitor George Nilson for legal advice. Some council members say they believe Nilson, who reports to ...
Why The Wrong Lawyer Could Cost You Your Life
In other words, the judge found Skakel's trial lawyer to be inadequate. The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to the assistance of a lawyer in all criminal prosecutions. The U.S. Supreme Court has interpreted that amendment ...
More than a celebrity lawyer, Mark Geragos takes Bakersfield case
The well-known Los Angeles lawyer who regularly appears as a legal analyst on CNN, the "Today" show, "Good Morning America," "Dateline NBC" and elsewhere was retained last month by the family of Ramirez, a 34-year-old man who was working with the ...
Woman lost legs due to hospital negligence, jury hears
They took her legs and most of her hearing after botching a simple gynecological procedure — but lawyers for the prestigious Long Island hospital being sued for a young mother's tragic circumstances told a jury she should be thankful for their ...
Lawyer Describes Fraud, Lies, and Acrimony in $19 Billion Chevron Case
Since its founding 40 years ago, Kohn, Swift & Graf has earned a national reputation for filing sophisticated class-action lawsuits against major corporations. It says so right on the Philadelphia law firm's website. In humiliating testimony on Nov. 4 ...
Lawyer defends Boston 'up skirt' photos
BOSTON (AP) — The lawyer for a man arrested after allegedly taking cellphone photos up the skirts of women riding the Boston subway has told the state's highest court her client's actions are protected under the First Amendment. Attorney Michelle ...
UAW Lawyer Knocks Detroit Over Pre-Bankruptcy Acts
The UAW's chief lawyer testified Tuesday that he was willing to take the lead in negotiating retiree health care with Detroit but never got a response from emergency manager Kevyn Orr before the city filed for bankruptcy. Michael Nicholson portrayed ...
Chris Christie Gives Unsolicited Advice on Obamacare: 'Don't Lawyer it'
CNN's Jake Tapper spoke to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie aboard his campaign bus on election day Tuesday and asked if the brash GOP candidate had any advice for President Barack Obama during the extended period of Obamacare woes. “Don't ...
The Supreme Court Doesn't Necessarily Care If Your Lawyer Is Unethical
To reach this result, all nine justices were willing to overturn a decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which had concluded that the lawyer violated the constitutional rights of his client in part because the "record in this case contains ...
Federal Judge Issues Sick Burn, Compares Lawyer's Filings To Those Of Pro Se ...
Federal Judge Issues Sick Burn, Compares Lawyer's Filings To Those Of Pro Se ...
Colo., Wash. courts weigh lawyer pot use, advice
After all, marijuana is illegal under federal law, and lawyers aren't supposed to help their clients break the law. Washington's Supreme Court could put his mind at ease. The justices on Wednesday are taking up an emergency proposal to change the state ...
Colo., Wash. Courts Weigh Lawyer Pot Use, Advice
The justices on Wednesday are taking up an emergency proposal to change the state's ethics rules for lawyers to make clear that attorneys complying with state law won't get in trouble for giving pot-related legal advice — or for smoking up themselves, ...
Colorado, Washington courts weigh lawyer pot use, advice
Proposals in both states would make clear that lawyers won't get in ethical trouble for smoking up in accordance with the laws, or for advising clients whose legal-pot businesses break federal law. Washington's Supreme Court is due to take up the issue ...
Relatives of China Activist Lawyer Depart for US
The mother and brother of blind activist Chinese lawyer Chen Guangcheng flew to the U.S. Wednesday for a family reunion amid concerns for the health of another relative imprisoned in China. Before boarding their flight in Beijing, Wang Jinxiang and ...
Jewel thief, 83, should be judged on evidence, not past, lawyer says
An attorney for Doris Payne -- the 83-year-old notorious jewelry thief now facing charges in Riverside County -- said evidence should be the focus of his client's latest case, rather than her history. Payne pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one count each ...
Testimony canceled in Navy Veterans scam trial; Bobby Thompson's lawyer's ...
Testimony canceled in Navy Veterans scam trial; Bobby Thompson's lawyer's ...
Republican Lawyer to Lead NCAI Legal Team
Cobell lawyers rejected the higher figure in the mid-2000s, saying it wasn't a serious offer, and they later accepted the lower offer from the Obama administration that included a $1.4 billion set aside for the Interior Department to try to buy back ...