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Lawyer seeks release of German in Internet killing
BERLIN — 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 ...
Omaha lawyer, a Democrat, vying for US Senate seat
Domina is a prominent lawyer who represents Nebraska landowners challenging the state law that allowed the Keystone XL pipeline to advance. Domina also won a $1.26 billion judgment for cattlemen who accused a large slaughterhouse of manipulating ...
Lawyer: Boy jailed in Philadelphia shooting not to blame
Lawyer: Boy jailed in Philadelphia shooting not to blame. A police stands by caution tape at the Delaware Valley Charter School Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, in Philadelphia. Police say two students have been shot at the Philadelphia high school. (AP Photo ...
Exonerated man, who served 7 years prison, sues lawyer
During the 53-minute bench trial, his court-appointed lawyer didn't ask for a jury, make an opening statement or call any witnesses other than Trakhtenberg. Out of prison since 2012 — and with his record cleared after the Michigan Supreme Court tossed ...
Las Vegas' Attorney Robert Eglet Named Trial Lawyer of the Year
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 20, 2014 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Trial Lawyer Robert Eglet, partner in the Las Vegas based law firm Eglet Wall Christiansen Trial Attorneys, was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the National Trial Lawyers Association on January 20th. (Photo ...
Activist Fund Corvex Taps Biglaw For New Top Lawyer
Activist hedge fund Corvex Management LP has a new top lawyer, hiring for its own a long-time adviser to activist investors. Corvex, run by former Icahn Enterprises LP executive Keith Meister, has hired Patrick Dooley from law firm Akin Gump Strauss ...
Lawyer tabbed to head Marcellus Shale certification
Susan Packard LeGros, 65, a Philadelphia lawyer who was named the new executive director of the Center for Sustainable Shale Development in Pittsburgh, has worked at the intersection of energy and the environment for much of her career. LeGros ...
Australia defends raid on East Timor lawyer
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Australia on Tuesday defended its agents' raid on the office of a lawyer for East Timor last month as a legitimate defense of Australian national security. East Timor is asking the United Nations' highest court to order ...
Lawyer accused of revealing TMI in response to bad Avvo review is reprimanded ...
Lawyer accused of revealing TMI in response to bad Avvo review is reprimanded ...
Kalispell lawyer seeks Montana Supreme Court seat
She is the president-elect of the Northwest Montana Bar Association, a member of the UM School of Law's Board of Visitors since 2012 and a member of Montana Trial Lawyers Association's board since 2004 and its president in 2011. Eddy also has taught ...
Why lawyers are prone to suicide
Sometimes revered and sometimes reviled, lawyers are both the guardians of your most precious liberties and the butts of your harshest jokes. Inhabiting the unique role of both hero and villain in our cultural imagination, lawyers play a key part in ...
Seized East Timor documents could harm Australian security-lawyer
East Timor wants the ICJ to order the return of the confidential documents, confiscated in a raid last month by Australia's domestic spy agency on the Canberra office of a lawyer representing the country. Timor says the documents show Australia spied ...
Snowden to ask Russian police for protection after US threats – lawyer
This tablet PC displays a photo of former CIA employee Edward Snowden and his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena leaving the Sheremetyevo airport. (RIA Novosti/Iliya Pitalev). Trends. NSA leaks. Tags. CIA, Human rights, Intelligence, Police, Russia, Security, ...
The Lawyer and the Scientist Who Predicted the Atomic Bomb in 1915
As a lawyer-turned-mystery author, Train's popularity can be compared to that of, say, John Grisham today. In his autobiography, My Day in Court (1939), he wrote: "I enjoy the dubious distinction of being known among lawyers as a writer, and among ...
Man Released From Prison Sues Defense Lawyer
ROYAL OAK (AP) - An Oakland County man is suing his former lawyer after serving seven years in prison for a sexual assault conviction that was thrown out by the Michigan Supreme Court based on the attorney's poor performance. The state appeals court ...
Tedesco to retain own lawyer in civil rights lawsuit
Troy. Police Chief John Tedesco will have his own attorney in a $3 million police brutality lawsuit filed against the city, according to an agreement reached in the legal matter. Brian Houle, a South Troy resident, has sued the city in U.S. District ...
Microsoft's Top Lawyer Was Once Asked To Help Stop A Serial Killer
Microsoft's top lawyer, Brad Smith, is making the case to the international community that the world needs international laws to cover cyber-spying. He's written an essay on the topic and will be participating in a panel on Wednesday at the World ...
Lawyer: George, other cardinals 'complicit' in deceiving public about priest ...
Lawyer: George, other cardinals 'complicit' in deceiving public about priest ...
Atlanta lawyer gives up license amid probe
Atlanta lawyer Hendrickx Toussaint has surrendered his law license amid an investigation into possible financial misconduct. Toussaint, who has not been charged, is currently the subject of a federal criminal investigation, the Georgia Supreme Court ...
Disorderly sentence gets lawyer's goat
BRIDGEPORT -- Prominent Stratford lawyer Laurence Parnoff claimed Tuesday that he was only trying to protect his property when he threatened to shoot two water company employees who suspected Parnoff was using a hydrant to provide water for his ...
Iris Resto's attorney spars with disbarred lawyer over his felony conviction ...
Iris Resto's attorney spars with disbarred lawyer over his felony conviction ...
Amid Crackdown, Chinese Rights Lawyer Goes on Trial
"He plans to fully defend himself if there is a fair trial, but if there is no such a fair trial and the court doesn't give him and his lawyer enough room for defense, he will just defy the trial's legitimacy, and remain quiet,” said Zhang. Zhang also ...
Lawyer never doubted client's wrongful confession to rape, murder
LINCOLN — A lawyer who represented one of six people wrongly convicted in the rape-murder of a Beatrice woman testified Tuesday that he never doubted his mentally challenged client's confession. Paul Korslund, now a district judge in Beatrice, was a ...
Kalispell lawyer seeks Supreme Court justice post
She is the president-elect of the Northwest Montana Bar Association, a member of the UM School of Law's Board of Visitors since 2012 and a member of Montana Trial Lawyers Association's board since 2004 and its president in 2011. Eddy also has taught ...
Mark O'Mara named national criminal trial lawyer of year
George Zimmerman leaves the courtroom at the end of the day during his trial in Seminole circuit court in Sanford, Fla. Friday, July 12, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. The jury ...
Snowden Seeking Russian Protection After Threats: Lawyer
Edward Snowden, the fugitive former U.S. contractor residing in Russia under temporary asylum, is appealing to the local government for protection after receiving threats against his life, his lawyer in Moscow said. “He has no other option but to seek ...
Parents' lawyer: Adopted Ohio boy has gotten help
HAMILTON, Ohio -- The attorney for a southwest Ohio couple accused of abandoning the adopted 9-year-old son they raised since infancy says the boy has gotten some much-needed help. Anthony VanNoy said Wednesday that Cleveland and Lisa Cox are ...
Parents' Lawyer: Adopted Ohio Boy Has Gotten Help
Parents' Lawyer: Adopted Ohio Boy Has Gotten Help. HAMILTON, Ohio January 22, 2014 (AP). By LISA CORNWELL Associated Press. Associated Press. The attorney for a couple accused of abandoning the adopted 9-year-old son they raised since infancy ...
Sad saga of Jahi McMath made sadder by family's lawyer, readers say
Now that the lawyer -- Chritopher Dolan -- has penned a stinging rebuttal in The Times to his critics and the critics of Jahi's family (he calls those critics "self-righteous"), readers are once again coming down hard on him. A few are even growing ...
BlackRock Lawyer Criticizes Government Mortgage-Loan Settlements
To revive the U.S. mortgage-bond market, investors need more protections to restore their confidence, according to a lawyer who works on behalf of BlackRock Inc. (BLK) and Pacific Investment Management Co. Underscoring why bond buyers are concerned ...
Port Orchard lawyer charged with perjury
The Kitsap Sun reports he's accused of encouraging a client to sign a false statement to hide the lawyer's romantic interest in the client's wife. Goss says he's the target of a vendetta by the prosecutor's office because he's an effective lawyer. The ...
Former New Brunswick lawyer paroled from prison for hit-run coverup - The Star-Ledger
TOMS RIVER — A former New Brunswick criminal defense attorney has been paroled from prison after serving more than a year for leaving the scene of a hit-and-run accident in June 2011 that seriously injured a teenager and letting his assistant take the ...
Prominent lawyer Gerald Krovatin expected to represent Hoboken mayor in ... - The Star-Ledger
Prominent lawyer Gerald Krovatin expected to represent Hoboken mayor in ...
GWB scandal: Ex-Christie aide Bridget Anne Kelly hires new lawyer
The Christie aide who wrote the now infamous message — "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee" — has hired a hard-charging and prominent defense attorney to represent her as several investigations move forward. Michael Critchley confirmed ...
Microsoft lawyer suggests non-US data storage for overseas users: FT
SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's head lawyer has suggested that overseas customers will be allowed to have their personal data stored in non-U.S. data centers, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. It would be the most radical move yet by a ...
Warren's choice for top lawyer faces review
Palumbo, herself a lawyer, countered: “There is a difference, because you are retaining not just an interest but the principal of your firm.” That management role at Brown & Hutchinson would be limited to financial affairs, overall direction and ...
Court weighs license suspension of IC lawyer
Jeff McGinness made an inexcusable decision in June 2012 when he doctored legal documents, but that mistake shouldn't be the sole measure of his character and cost him his career, his lawyer told the Iowa Supreme Court on Wednesday. The state's ...
Zimmerman lawyer defending accused rapist
Zimmerman lawyer defending accused rapist. By Associated Press. January 23, 2014 | 6:54am. Modal Trigger. Lawyer Mark O'Mara is set to defend an accused rapist after successfully defending George Zimmerman last year. Photo: UPI ...
'Rake' Review: Greg Kinnear As A Lawyer Gone Wrong
Kinnear does what he can with Deane, but in the first hour, there's not enough depth or texture to the fast-talking lawyer to make "Rake's" somewhat frantic atmosphere worthwhile. I've seen my share of anti-heroes, and you, Keegan Deane, are no Don ...
Pistorius Lawyers Still Negotiating Settlement
The two sides have been in talks since about August, a lawyer for Reeva Steenkamp's family told The Associated Press in email correspondence, and a settlement could involve Pistorius paying Steenkamp's family in the region of $275,000, according to ...
Ex-lawyer Anthony Leonardo Jr. to be released
Disgraced former lawyer Anthony Leonardo Jr. is scheduled to be released from a halfway house Thursday. Leonardo, 66, has been imprisoned since 2000 on federal racketeering charges. Leonardo admitted laundering some of the money from a 1990 ...
The Christie reelection campaign has hired a powerhouse law firm to represent ... - The Star-Ledger
The Christie reelection campaign has hired a powerhouse law firm to represent ...
Doctor goes toe to toe with Martoma lawyer
A feisty Dr. Sidney Gilman gave the lawyer for accused inside trader Mathew Martoma a run for his money — taking issue a number of times with how lawyer Richard Strassberg framed his questions. Gilman even told Strassberg his questions sounded more ...
Justin Bieber Hires High-Powered Lawyer Roy Black in DUI Case
The singer, who was arrested in Miami early Thursday morning for DUI and drag-racing, has hired high-powered lawyer Roy Black to represent him. Black, who is married to Real Housewives of Miami star Lea Black, is a civil and criminal defense trail ...
Disbarred lawyer sentenced in multimillion real estate scams
A disbarred lawyer failed Thursday to put off his trip to prison after stealing nearly $4.4 million in real estate scams, with his ringing cellphone irking a judge who'd already told him that justice delayed was justice denied. Nassau County Judge ...
Orange County lawyer disbarred for possessing child pornography
SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday to disbar an Orange County lawyer who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. The state's highest court said Gary D. Grant should be stripped of his license to ...
US prosecutors subpoena documents in NJ bridge scandal: lawyer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey has issued subpoenas to Governor Chris Christie's campaign and the state Republican Party for documents related to George Washington Bridge access lane closures, a lawyer for both groups ...
Lawyer leading legal battle on behalf of those sued for refusing to create ...
Lawyer leading legal battle on behalf of those sued for refusing to create ...
Lawyer says PM Erdogan's son ready to testify to prosecutors over corruption ...
Lawyer says PM Erdogan's son ready to testify to prosecutors over corruption ...
'Rake' premiere: Every sin committed by Greg Kinnear in Fox's Bad-Lawyer pilot
Keegan is also the star of Rake, a.k.a. House But Like a Lawyer This Time, and the premiere of the new Fox show played out like a veritable laundry list of minor moral infractions by the anti-heroic protagonist. You can read our critic Jeff Jensen's ...