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Q&A: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lawyer
Q&A: Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lawyer. His client, a jailed al-Qaeda operative, releases a new manifesto arguing against the use of violence. Sam Bollier Last updated: 16 Jan 2014 12:13. Email Article. Print Article. Share article. Send Feedback. Khalid ...
Cranston police labor union lawyer says timing of parking ticket blitz after ...
Cranston police labor union lawyer says timing of parking ticket blitz after ...
Lawyer: Freeway Shooter Troubled, Not Terrorist
HOWELL (WWJ/AP) - A man charged with firing his gun randomly at vehicles along I-96 in Michigan is emotionally troubled but not a terrorist, a defense lawyer told jurors Wednesday. Raulie Casteel, 44, is contesting terrorism and assault charges but not ...
She's Suing Over Bridgegate
Better Call Rosemarie! Meet the Lawyer Suing Christie Over Bridgegate. Rosemary Arnold says her clients—including a doggy-daycare owner—suffered when their town was jammed with traffic. In Fort Lee, New Jersey, perched high above the Hudson River, ...
Lawyer says Ohio killer's execution was botched
McGuire's lawyers had attempted last week to halt his execution, arguing that the untried method could lead to a medical phenomenon known as “air hunger” and cause him to suffer “agony and terror” while struggling to catch his breath. McGuire, 53, made ...
Lawyer wants indictment dismissed in kidnap case
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A man who was declared dead in Mississippi 1994, but surfaced in 2010 as a suspect in the deaths of his Las Vegas girlfriend and her daughter, wants a judge to dismiss his indictment. Thomas Steven Sanders is facing the death ...
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From Corporate Lawyer to Space Tyrant
Then he launched a website to make some money from it. The Washington, D.C., corporate lawyer left his day job three years ago after building a parallel life as a galactic overlord in the popular space-combat game "EVE Online." Today, his online ...
Highland Capital Lawyer Says Daugherty Leaked Secrets
A lawyer for Highland Capital Management LP told jurors at the start of a trial that Patrick Daugherty, the firm's former chief of private equity investing, quit in anger and then disclosed internal secrets. Highland, which according to its website ...
Ethics commission lawyer remains on leave
The state ethics commission on Thursday took no action concerning its attorney, Elisabeth Murray-Obertein, a week after a police report said she was intoxicated at work. The commission, formally known as the Government Transparency and Campaign ...
Pasadena settles custody-death lawsuit, lawyer says
Pasadena has agreed to pay the family of a man who died in police custody an undisclosed amount in compensation, the family's attorney said Thursday. The city agreed to settle the lawsuit brought by the family of Jose Sauceda Jr., 41, who died March 25 ...
Washington State Top Lawyer: Cities Can Block Pot
Cities and counties can block licensed marijuana businesses from operating within their borders, Washington state's top lawyer said Thursday in a much-anticipated legal opinion that complicates the state's efforts to undercut the black market for pot ...
CeeLo Green My Lawyer's the Star of LA Law
CeeLo made it clear as he walked into the courthouse today for a boring hearing ... he has the best lawyer in L.A.. Truth be told ... Berk (above, in black dress holding door) lives up to the hype ... having repped just about every celeb with legal ...
Lawyer lodges new criminal complaint against judge
Embattled family court Judge Denise Pratt is the subject of another criminal complaint by Webster family lawyer Greg Enos, who is alleging that the freshman judge broke the law when she signed orders saying she had given prior notice to lawyers before ...
Embattled lawyer loses bid to remove judge
SAN ANTONIO — A well-known defense lawyer, accused of telling a witness to “get lost for a while” during a trial so prosecutors would not recall her, lost a bid Thursday to disqualify a judge from overseeing his contempt hearing. Attorneys for Mike ...
Mill Creek lawyer disbarred over false statements
Denes came to the attention of the Washington State Bar Association in 2012, when a former client filed a grievance. The Everett man accused Denes of mishandling the man's funds and revealing privileged information to his estranged wife's lawyer. Denes ...
Lawyer in vampire trucker kidnapping case wants evidence out
MOORHEAD, Minn. -- A lawyer for a Salt Lake City trucker accused of holding a woman prisoner in his semi for six months before being arrested in Moorhead wants evidence in the case thrown out. Steve Beitelspacher, of the Clay County public defender's ...
Lawyer: Police checking whether remains are missing autistic teen's
New York (CNN) -- A New York City mother who has been enduring a living nightmare since October when her teenage autistic son disappeared has received ominous news. On Thursday night, police found legs and an arm next to the East River in Queens ...
Prominent Entertainment Lawyer Donald Engel Dies at 84
Media and entertainment industry attorney Donald Engel died Wednesday in Redwood City, Calif. following a long battle with leukemia. He was 84 years old. Engel's famous clients include Olivia Newton John and Donna Summer, for whom he won major ...
Family, lawyers charged with stealing 23 homes in elaborate scam
The defendants “lied to the courts” to stake claims to apparently abandoned homes in nine counties, California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris said in a news release. Two of those arrested were lawyers, whose conduct, she said, “is even more offensive because ...
San Jose Hells Angels lawyer indicted for obstruction
A San Jose lawyer known for representing local members of the Hells Angels has been indicted on federal charges of obstructing justice and lying to federal agents about his role in tipping off a target of a major drug investigation in Gilroy, allegedly ...
St. Paul Man Gets 16 Years For Brutally Stabbing Family Lawyer
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A 36-year-old St. Paul man was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison Friday for stabbing a family lawyer multiple times, breaking a knife in the process. Anoka County District Judge Thomas Fitzpatrick sentenced Sheikh Nyane ...
Lawyer: Susquehanna Township School District superintendent now "focus" of ...
Lawyer: Susquehanna Township School District superintendent now "focus" of ...
Report: claims lawyer sent improper email
In another filing regarding Freeh's look at the claims process, lawyers for two attorneys involved in that process said there was no evidence supporting Freeh's allegations that they acted improperly. Separate responses on behalf of attorneys Jon Andry ...
Defense lawyer, DA spar at contempt hearing
His lawyers, Mark Stevens and Patrick Hancock, sparred with prosecutors over whether the witness, Melanie Little, was under subpoena and whether Alcala had dismissed her completely from the October intoxication manslaughter trial of Taylor Rae ...
Judge denies Spanier bid to bar lawyer's testimony
Newly release documents include testimony from a former lawyer for Penn State University that directly contradicts a statement made by Graham Spanier over when he first knew of the investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by Jerry Sandusky. (File ...
Sanger lawyer was a victim, not suspect in housing scam
Sanger attorney Sheldon Feigel, arrested Wednesday on suspicion of perjury and falsifying documents in a statewide housing scheme, was just doing his job and should not be a suspect, say his lawyer and family. They also criticized the conduct of the ...
Lawyer wants quicker action in girls basketball suit
The lawyer for a Homewood-Flossmoor girls basketball player who sued the school over alleged recruiting violations said he will ask a judge to speed up discovery so he can try to get to the bottom of why six standout players from rival schools ...
Texas Lawyer Seeks Hold on BP Spill Suit
A Texas lawyer being sued by oil giant BP over allegations that he falsely claimed to represent thousands of deckhands who lost money in the 2010 Gulf oil spill has asked a federal court to delay the lawsuit while a criminal investigation plays out ...
Texas lawyer seeks hold on BP spill suit while criminal probe plays out
NEW ORLEANS – A Texas lawyer being sued by oil giant BP over allegations that he falsely claimed to represent thousands of deckhands who lost money in the 2010 Gulf oil spill has asked a federal court to delay the lawsuit while a criminal investigation ...
Snowden Lawyer Says Obama Speech Confirms Client's Position
The Russian lawyer for former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has said U.S. President Barack Obama's decision to reform the spy agency constitutes "recognition of the fact that American special services have intruded ...
SR teen's lawyer wants slaying trial moved to juvenile court
The lawyer for a Santa Rosa 15-year-old facing murder charges in a New Year's Eve slaying said Friday he would push to move the case to juvenile court. Prosecutors announced earlier this month they would try Joseph Mario Varela as an adult in the ...
Texas lawyer seeks hold on BP oil spill lawsuit
Friday's filing on behalf of Mikal Watts says federal officials have seized and copied material from Watts' law firm regarding oil spill claims. Watts' attorney, Robert McDuff, says in the filing that there is a "real, appreciable and non-speculative ...
White supremacist to be own lawyer in killing case
"I think it is unwise to try to represent yourself," Judge Ancer Haggerty told Pedersen at Friday's hearing. "A trained lawyer can represent you better than you can represent yourself." Pedersen, 32, and Holly Ann Grigsby, 28, are awaiting trial on ...
Lawyer: 'Not looking great' for missing NYC boy
NEW YORK — The parents of an autistic New York City teenager missing since October are holding on to a slim hope that human remains discovered on the banks of the East River belong to someone else. But a lawyer for the family conceded Saturday that ...
Sundance: Prop 8 Lawyer Wants Gay Marriage 'In All 50 States in Five Years'
Lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies, who successfully fought to overturn California's Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage, were on hand for a Q&A that followed a sustained standing ovation after the film's credits rolled. The case went all the way to ...
Lawyer: Boy jailed in Philly shooting not to blame
PHILADELPHIA — The attorney for a 17-year-old boy charged with shooting two students inside a Philadelphia school gym says his client isn't responsible. Matt Rourke | AP Photo Police search at the Delaware Valley Charter School Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 ...
Lawyer: Boy Jailed in Philly School Shooting Not to Blame
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The attorney for a 17-year-old boy charged with shooting two students inside a Philadelphia school gym says his client isn't responsible. Police have said they charged Raisheem Rochwell based on surveillance video and witness ...
Lawyer: Philly school shooting suspect not responsible
The lawyer for a boy charged as an adult in a Friday shooting in a Philadelphia high school gym says his client is not responsible for the crime. The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office charged Raisheem Rochwell, 17, on Saturday with two counts of ...
Philadelphia school shooting suspect, Raisheem Rochwell, 17, not to blame ...
Philadelphia school shooting suspect, Raisheem Rochwell, 17, not to blame ...
A-Rod lawyer discusses Skidmore hockey past
The $750-an-hour lawyer who defends Alex Rodriguez is a former Skidmore hockey captain who holds the school record for most career penalty minutes. "New York's most hated attorney," as the New York Post once called him, was the lawyer who ...
Why are lawyers killing themselves?
(CNN) -- Finis Price III was a successful Kentucky lawyer, a popular professor, and a sought after technology consultant. He also enjoyed a marriage so close that his wife was also his business partner. The good days ended abruptly when he jumped to ...
French-speaking lawyers find professional advantages to being bilingual
LAFAYETTE — Decades ago, if a lawyer in south Louisiana didn't know how to read, write and speak French, there was a limit to the legal work available to him. Just about everyone spoke the language brought to Louisiana by the Acadians in the late ...
San Jose Hells Angels lawyer indicted on obstruction charge
A San Jose lawyer known for representing Hells Angels in the South Bay has been indicted on federal charges of obstructing justice and lying to federal agents about his role in tipping off a target of a major drug investigation in Gilroy, allegedly ...
Avonte Oquendo family will delay lawsuit until remains are confirmed, says lawyer
An attorney for the family of a missing autistic teenager said Sunday he will probably delay suing New York City until authorities confirm whether remains found in the water near College Point, Queens, are those of the Rego Park 14-year-old. Attorney ...
Disbarred lawyers face career, personal hurdles
He said the first step in his recovery was to realize he couldn't be a lawyer and had to "do the things that I could do." He began writing a history column for KyForward.com, an online news site, and working behind the scenes for other lawyers. In 2010 ...
Brothers from Hammond honored by state trial lawyer group
Indianapolis attorneys Mark C. Ladendorf and Daniel A. Ladendorf, both Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law graduates and natives of Hammond, have been named president of the Indiana Trial Lawyers Association and Indiana Trial Lawyer ...
Police: Ex-Student Sold Gun in Pa. School Shooting
Rochwell "is not the person who will ultimately be responsible for this act," said lawyer Amato Sanita, who added that anything that may have happened was not "intentional." His client remained in custody on $500,000 bond, with a preliminary hearing ...
Lawyer Seeks Release of German in Internet Killing
The lawyer for a German police officer accused of killing and chopping up a man he met on the Internet is asking for his client's release, saying new video evidence shows the victim killed himself. Suspect Detlev G., 56, whose full name hasn't been ...
Police: Ex-student sold gun in Pa. school shooting
Rochwell “is not the person who will ultimately be responsible for this act,” said lawyer Amato Sanita, who added that anything that may have happened was not “intentional.” His client remained in custody on $500,000 bond, with a preliminary hearing ...