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Lawyer for Detroit underwear bomber makes appeal
DETROIT -- A federal appeals court has heard arguments in the case of a Nigerian man who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound jet on Christmas 2009. An attorney for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (OO'-mahr fah-ROOK' ahb-DOOL'-moo-TAH'-lahb) says his guilty ...
Judge considers drafting lawyer for murder case
(AP) - A judge is considering whether she can require an attorney to involuntarily represent a murder defendant whose death-penalty case has been stalled in Yavapai County Superior Court by a lack of a second defense lawyer. Cesar Garcia-Soto is ...
Ask a Lawyer: Do the players suing the NHL over concussions have a case?
The NHL has been hit with its own NFL-style concussion lawsuit, with former NHL players alleging that the league should have done a better job safeguarding the brains of players. Here to answer some questions about the class-action lawsuit is Eric ...
Lawyer: Amanda Bynes Leaves Inpatient Treatment
A lawyer for Amanda Bynes says the actress has left an inpatient mental health treatment facility and is back with her parents. Attorney Tamar Arminak on Thursday confirmed the 27-year-old actress's release after several months of treatment. Bynes has ...
Fred Upton, a prominent Concord lawyer, dies at 94
The prominent Concord lawyer died of cancer Monday, just two weeks shy of his 95th birthday. World War II pulled Upton out of Harvard Law School just before he was to complete his degree, but the state Supreme Court waived his exam and admitted the ...
Deal Lawyer Joins Willkie
For decades, attorney Kirk A. Radke has worked behind the scenes helping to arrange private equity deals. Now the noted corporate lawyer is pulling off a deal for himself with a move to law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher after a long tenure at Kirkland ...
Judge rejects Stacey Castor's claim in appeal that dead husband's estate ...
Judge rejects Stacey Castor's claim in appeal that dead husband's estate ...
Lawyer: Amanda Bynes leaves inpatient treatment
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for Amanda Bynes says the actress has left an inpatient mental health treatment facility and is back with her parents. Attorney Tamar Arminak on Thursday confirmed the 27-year-old actress's release after several months of ...
Brown puts Mill Valley lawyer on S.F. Superior Court
Attorney Ethan Schulman, a business litigator who has also handled major cases on immigrants and gay rights, was appointed to the San Francisco Superior Court on Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Schulman, 56, of Mill Valley, a UC Berkeley Law School ...
Key witness lying about SAC facts: Steinberg lawyer
“We think [Jon Horvath] is a witness who will say things either he knows [are] false or says whatever he thinks the government wants to hear,” Steinberg's lawyer, Barry Berke, in a contentious showdown with prosecutor Antonia Apps, told Judge Richard ...
Q&A: Nelson Mandela's lawyer
Because [Mandela's] client complained that the magistrate behaved against his choice of advocate, and he wanted that lawyer to continue to defend him but the magistrate was making it impossible. The judge agreed. When he divorced his first wife and ...
"Mandela set an example" - by his friend and lawyer, George Bizos
George Bizos, a personal friend of Nelson Mandela, is the man who defended him like no one else did under Apartheid. He was his lawyer, would always visit him in prison, and has written a book about him. From Johannesburg he joined euronews' Gianis ...
Lawyer claims state cannot prosecute Sen. Balfour
Lawyers for State Sen. Don Balfour Friday claimed prosecutors are violating the state constitution by criminally charging the Snellville Republican for filing inaccurate legislative expense reports. In a hearing before Fulton County Superior Court ...
Lawyer Falls For Nigerian Inheritance Scam, Gets Suspended
The lawyer in question is Robert Allan Wright Jr. The “Junior” matters here, because Robert Allan Wright Sr. is one of Iowa's most distinguished civil rights lawyers. Sadly, the apple has fallen a little far from the tree; Robert Allan Wright Jr. has ...
Pot-growing lawyer gets probation
QUEENSBURY -- The local lawyer arrested in 2011 when police found 130 marijuana plants growing in his Queensbury home pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge and was sentenced to probation. Jack R. Lebowitz, 64, pleaded guilty to ...
Ryan Welch is looking for a lawyer
EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) - Ryan Welch is scheduled to stand trial next year for the murder of his girlfriend, but after a court fight to represent himself, Welch told the 22News I-Team he's now hoping to get a lawyer. The 22News I-Team talked to Welch ...
Lawyer Tab In Brodkorb Case Tops $390000
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A now-settled lawsuit filed by a fired staffer cost the Minnesota Senate $396,000 in legal defense fees on top of a severance award, a new tally based on a billing document made public Friday shows. The latest and possibly last ...
Arizona judge considers drafting lawyer for murder case
PRESCOTT, Ariz. — A judge is considering whether she can require an attorney to involuntarily represent a murder defendant whose death-penalty case has been stalled in Yavapai County Superior Court by a lack of a second defense lawyer. Judge Cele ...
Johnson fires lawyer, will represent self
The only amount still up in the air when the two lawyers left the courthouse was how much Johnson was owed for grants she might have administered had the School Committee not breached her two-year contract extension. At that hearing, Judge Christopher ...
Tulsa rape defendant punches defense lawyer during trial
Earnest Michael Padillow: The 47-year-old Tulsan was headed to the witness sand, supposedly to testify in his own behalf during his rape trial, when he punched his lawyer, court personnel said. Padillow was put in a headlock by another defense lawyer ...
Chicago lawyer, nephew accused of sexual assault
CHICAGO (AP) - An attorney with a prominent Chicago law firm and his nephew have been charged with sexually assaulting a man. Cook County prosecutors allege that 50-year-old Stanley Stallworth and 22-year-old Therrie Miller pressured an 18-year-old ...
Lawyer For Detroit Underwear Bomber Makes Appeal
DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - A federal appeals court has heard arguments in the case of a Nigerian man who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound jet on Christmas 2009. An attorney for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab says his guilty plea should be thrown out and a mental ...
Feds: Lawyer broke public trust
A federal judge found that “a lawyer holds a position of public trust” in the administration of justice in recently sentencing Austin attorney Marc G. Rosenthal to 20 years in federal prison for bribery and other charges. Amid defense objections, U.S ...
Massachusetts lawyer's appointment delays murder trial
The trial of a Princeton man charged with fatally stabbing another man at a Worcester party earlier this year has been delayed because his lawyer was recently appointed a judge. Twenty-one-year-old Jay Anderson's first-degree murder trial was scheduled ...
Lawyer: Nyang'oro will fight felony charge
“Dr. Nyang'oro is presumed to be innocent under our law,” Bill Thomas, a Durham lawyer, said. “There's been one side of this story that has been put forth in the press, but he's going to have an opportunity to present his side. We intend to present his ...
Birmingham Lawyer Kimberly Byram Vice Completes AAJ Trial Advocacy College
Birmingham lawyer Jonathan W. Gathings is proud to announce his associate Kimberly Byram Vice has recently completed the American Association of Justice (AAJ) Trial Advocacy College at Tulane University Law School in New Orleans. Mr. Gathings is the ...
'Lincoln Lawyer' protagonist veers into issues of morality
As Mickey starts to investigate, he finds that the case is tangled up with the actions of a shady Drug Enforcement Administration agent, an imprisoned lawyer and his incompetent son, a violent Mexican drug cartel member, and an investigator who seems ...
Tony Lithur Did No Wrong In Merchant Bank Sale-Lawyer Appau
Morris Appau indicated that Mr. Lithur has been the lawyer for a client that owes the bank and you are going to petition the President, if possible, Parliament. ” Now the bank is being bought by another client. Now you are representing another client ...
Peppard: Does Journey's Filipino lead singer stack up against Steve Perry ...
Peppard: Does Journey's Filipino lead singer stack up against Steve Perry ...
Mickey Haller, Lincoln Lawyer, Returns in 'Gods of Guilt'
When we first met Michael Connelly's Mickey Haller in “The Lincoln Lawyer” (2005), his shyster qualities were irresistible. He used his car as an office, advertised his services on bus benches in high-crime areas and bribed bail bondsmen with cans of ...
Helen Slipman Kohlman, lawyer and activist, dies at 81
Helen Slipman Kohlman, a New Orleans lawyer who was active in civic and religious causes, died Wednesday (Dec. 4) at her home. She was 81. Mrs. Kohlman, a lifelong New Orleanian, entered the legal profession when relatively few women did so. One of ...
High-powered lawyer takes on new challenge: ethics in Cicero
High-powered lawyer and lobbyist Mike Kasper's latest mission might be even more challenging: keeping an eye on ethics in Cicero, where one former town president is a felon and a buddy of Dominick is under federal indictment. Kasper, who has close ties ...
In Shepherding Detroit Bankruptcy, Lawyer Tackles a Job He Didn't Ask For
He holds power even more concentrated than that of the emergency control board that intervened when New York City was teetering near bankruptcy, an unelected lawyer chiefly responsible for the reinvention of a major American city in decay. And there's ...
Child abuse victims walk out of hearing after lawyer quotes Bible
Child abuse victims walk out of hearing after lawyer quotes Bible. Inquiry told abuse victims were paid $43m as church allegedly tried to limit damage rather than address their needs. Share · Tweet this. Email. Helen Davidson · theguardian.com, Monday ...
Piano music was 'the soul' of LOF lawyer
Piano music was 'the soul' of L-O-F lawyer. BY JIM SIELICKI BLADE STAFF WRITER. LaRue. Enlarge. Carl Forman LaRue, a former vice president, general counsel, and secretary for Libbey-Owens-Ford Co. and an amateur pianist who entertained guests in ...
CWM expansion fight lawyer set to appear before county legislature
Last week, the Niagara USA Chamber issued a pair of memorandums urging the Niagara County Legislature to reconsider its agreement with the lawyer. The first memorandum to the legislature contained inaccurate information regarding Abrahams ...
Hank Greenberg Files Ethics Complaint Against Lawyer In NY Attorney ...
Hank Greenberg Files Ethics Complaint Against Lawyer In NY Attorney ...
White House Gets Its Man for Top Surveillance Lawyer
John P. Carlin is on track to become the Justice Department's top national security lawyer, and assume responsibility for approving the thousands of domestic surveillance requests sent to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court every year. If ...
Unwitting lawyer is suspended for arranging client loans to secure Nigerian ...
Unwitting lawyer is suspended for arranging client loans to secure Nigerian ...
On eighth try, defendant gets a lawyer he likes—the wrestler 'Apocalypto'
It took a lawyer who used the name “Apocalypto” in his pro wrestling career to guide defendant Ronald Mackin to a resolution of his criminal case. Mackin spent $32,000 and went through eight lawyers before he pleaded guilty last week to aggravated ...
Man accused of stabbing and killing Superior Township woman gets new lawyer - The Ann Arbor News
The man charged with killing a 23-year-old Superior Township woman was appointed a new lawyer after a breakdown in the relationship. Stanley_Harrison.jpg Stanley William Harrison. Stanley Harrison, 35, is charged with one count of open murder for the ...
I'm Not A Difficult Client; You're A Difficult Lawyer!
Don't be ridiculous: I'm not a difficult client! You're a difficult lawyer! I'm pretty busy. So how many drafts of your brief do you think I want to review? One, reflecting your very best work? Or six, with each version fixing a typo or massaging the ...
Lawyer: Suspect in Syracuse handyman murder was himself wounded by real ...
Lawyer: Suspect in Syracuse handyman murder was himself wounded by real ...
FSU quarterback Jameis Winston's lawyer speaks out
The Fox News alert I'm Geraldo Rivera reporting that even as the number one college team in the nation. Florida State University is playing duke tonight for a shot at the national championship. With Florida State leading by seventeenth -- -- they get ...
Miner picks personnel director Robert Stamey to be Syracuse's top lawyer
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Mayor Stephanie A. Miner today named Robert P. Stamey to take over as Syracuse's top lawyer when Corporation Counsel Mary Anne Doherty leaves in January to become a City Court judge. Miner also announced her selection of city ...
Schrader: This lawyer could have been a priest
After graduating from the U of I law school in 1963 he spent three years in the Marines, attaining the rank of captain and spending much of his time as a lawyer handling court martial in Japan, Okinawa, Taiwan and Vietnam. Once he got out of the ...
Milton Everett Olin Jr., entertainment lawyer and ex-Napster exec, killed on ...
Milton Everett Olin Jr., entertainment lawyer and ex-Napster exec, killed on ...
Lawyer for Little Falls man asks appeals court to review case
LITTLE FALLS — The lawyer representing a Little Falls-area man accused of killing two teenagers who broke into his house on Thanksgiving Day 2012 is asking the state Court of Appeals to get involved in the murder case against his client. The lawyer ...
Miami lawyer known for work with low-income citizens facing prison for looting ...
Miami lawyer known for work with low-income citizens facing prison for looting ...
Mark Obenshain lawyer requests poll book access
The lawyer representing Republican Mark D. Obenshain in the pending statewide recount in the attorney general race on Monday for the first time openly raised the issue of contesting the election in the General Assembly if the tally does not sway the ...