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Fayetteville lawyer Glenn Adams filed to run for Cumberland County ...
Fayetteville lawyer Glenn Adams filed to run for Cumberland County ...
Lawyer in price-gouging suit finds allegation hard to believe
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A lawyer for a Putnam County store owner accused of price gouging during last month's water emergency says his client gave people water during the crisis. "Mr. Assi was giving away water at his store," said Tom Peyton, attorney for ...
Veteran's lawyer talks role of PTSD in Reseda shooting
RESEDA, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A lawyer for an Iraq War veteran accused of murdering his neighbor in Reseda spoke out on Monday. He claims his client, Ricardo Tapia, suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder and sought help from the Department of ...
Richmond lawyer explains less than 20 percent of nation has living will
Still, Suzanne said the process Suzanne made them tear up as they discussed it in their lawyer's office. “Because the reality is death,” said Suzanne. “One of us may not be here for the other.” They were recently reminded of how suddenly it can happen ...
Vietnam court upholds 30-month tax evasion sentence against US-trained ...
Vietnam court upholds 30-month tax evasion sentence against US-trained ...
Feds turning a blind eye to wife-beating Mafia snitches: lawyer
The feds are turning a blind eye to wife-beating Mafia snitches, a lawyer for accused Bonanno associate Neil Messina has argued in Brooklyn federal court. Lawyer Gerry McMahon, claims that the case against his client should be tossed because three ...
RPT-FEATURE-Small-firm lawyer takes on Wall Street and wins, twice
"I am just a country lawyer from Missouri trying to hold Wall Street accountable." It has not been determined how much money Wasinger's firm or his clients will receive. Typically, a whistleblower who exposes fraud against the government can receive 15 ...
Fort Lee Mayor Rebuffs Christie Lawyer's Request
Chris Christie created traffic jams last fall has refused a request to be interviewed by a lawyer representing the governor. Fort Lee Mark Sokolich also was asked to provide documents. The Record ( (link) 1mqCtpB ) reports that Mastro sent a ...
Switchboard: Snowden's lawyer interrogated at Heathrow
Punching above its weight, upstart Netflix pokes at HBO. "If there is a rivalry between the two companies, it is by many measures a mismatch," according to the New York Times. "But that hasn't stopped Wall Street and the entertainment media from ...
Snowden's lawyer: 'Lawyers targeted in 'democratic countries' on the basis of ...
Snowden's lawyer: 'Lawyers targeted in 'democratic countries' on the basis of ...
Lawyer: Texas officer shooting suspect took Xanax
AUSTIN, Texas -- A lawyer for an ex-software engineer on trial in the 2012 slaying of a Texas police officer has acknowledged to jurors that his client had taken the anti-anxiety drug Xanax the night of the shooting. In opening statements Tuesday ...
Family of MTA bus driver killed go to court and confront lawyer of suspect
William Pena's family was in Manhattan Criminal Court Tuesday when they tried to confront a lawyer representing driver Domonic Whilby, the hard-partying nephew of model/actor Tyson Beckford. A man who identified himself as Pena's nephew Felix, said he ...
Streetcar lawyer Stone leaves Polsinelli for Husch
He began work Monday and said he expects to continue representing the city on its streetcar effort. "Ultimately, it's a decision on the part of the city as to who their lawyer is," he said. "But I anticipate that I will have the work and similarly ...
Lawyer: Teen killed after fair cuffed, threatened with Taser
Lawyer: Teen killed after fair cuffed, threatened with Taser. A letter from the Dallas law firm of Kelley Witherspoon says reports about the ... Bankruptcy judge throws out Port's bid on Channelside. A federal bankruptcy judge has tossed out the Tampa ...
Detained Uyghur Scholar 'Denied Legal Defense': Lawyer
Authorities in Beijing have repeatedly refused requests for a meeting with a lawyer acting for outspoken Uyghur scholar Ilham Tohti, who is being held by state security police in an unknown location and effectively denied any sort of legal ...
Vietnam upholds conviction for dissident Catholic lawyer
Scores of police encircled the Hanoi People's Court of Appeals, which upheld a two and a half year jail sentence for Catholic lawyer and blogger Le Quoc Quan, whose conviction in October was condemned by the United States and denounced by rights ...
Emile Martin III, lawyer and staunch foe of Plaquemines Parish's Perez machine ...
Emile Martin III, lawyer and staunch foe of Plaquemines Parish's Perez machine ...
Former Christie Aides Refuse To Turn Over Documents To Investigators Looking ...
Former Christie Aides Refuse To Turn Over Documents To Investigators Looking ...
Former Marine in Tehran Jail Retains a Top Iranian Lawyer
Amir Hekmati, the former Marine incarcerated in Iran on spying charges, has retained a prominent Iranian lawyer to represent him in a new effort to gain his release after nearly two and a half years in Tehran's Evin Prison, Mr. Hekmati's family ...
Supreme Court backs order requiring turnpike officials to surrender lawyer ...
Supreme Court backs order requiring turnpike officials to surrender lawyer ...
Saudi accused in US warship bombing to keep his lawyer
U.S. Army Colonel Judge James Pohl on Monday recessed the court for two days because Nashiri, 49, wanted his counsel changed, but both the defendant and his lawyer said the issues had been resolved. "During the last two days, I discussed ... many ...
Batista's Oleo e Gas can add Austria units to bankruptcy -lawyer
Marcio Costa, a lawyer for Sergio Bermudes Advogados which represents Oleo e Gas, said the decision is a final ruling on a petition made by the company, formerly known as OGX Petroleo e Gas Participações SA, after its efforts to get the Austrian ...
Gwyneth Paltrow rep slams cheating rumors
A message about Paltrow, 41, appeared on Whisper — an anonymous secret-sharing app — on Monday, claiming that the "Iron Man" actress has been involved with entertainment lawyer Kevin Yorn, according to Gawker's gossip blog Defamer. It was further ...
Lawyer: Man Who Shot Mich. Trooper Had Stolen Guns
Defense lawyer David Glancy told jurors Knysz is presumed innocent and that Spaniola's opening statement is not evidence, just his theory of the case. The 43-year-old Butterfield was the son of a state police officer, a high school cross country ...
Lawyer wants $2.5M in legal fees from Clark County
VANCOUVER, Wash. — A lawyer wants a federal judge to order Clark County to pay $2.5 million in legal fees on top of the $9 million a jury awarded to a former Vancouver police officer who was wrongfully convicted of molestation. In a motion filed ...
Lawyer: 'Wolf of Wall Street' defamed me; suit seeks film's removal from theaters
(CNN) -- A lawyer who says he was defamed by his portrayal in "The Wolf of Wall Street" is demanding the Oscar-nominated film be removed from theaters. Andrew Greene's lawsuit is also asking for "in excess of" $25 million in damages from the filmmakers ...
Lawyer for allegedly corrupt ex-politician running for Congress
A criminal defense lawyer representing accused corrupt ex-Queens Republican Party honcho Vincent Tabone is running for Congress, The Post has learned. Grant Lally's decision to throw his hat in the ring for Democrat Rep. Steve Israel's seat on Long ...
Guilty plea expected for Broward lawyer charged in Rothstein fraud
A Broward lawyer who is accused of helping Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein to pull off his massive fraud is expected to plead guilty to a wire fraud conspiracy charge on Thursday, federal court records show. Bates, 55, a Plantation lawyer who lives in ...
Bridge scandal: Fort Lee releases 2211 pages requested by Christie lawyer
FORT LEE — The New Jersey borough at the center of the George Washington Bridge scandal today released 2,211 pages of documents it provided to lawyers working for Gov. Chris Christie's office. The records, which were given on Tuesday to Randy ...
Lawyer: boy's injury caused by 'violent action'
The lawyer representing Darrin Manning - the Philadelphia teen who says he was seriously injured when a police officer grabbed his genitals during an arrest last month - released the boy's medical records Wednesday, saying they show his injuries were ...
Lawyer asks feds to force GM to explain recall timing
The federal safety agency officially has been asked to require General Motors to explain why it only now has recalled 619,122 U.S.-market 2005-2007 Chevrolet Cobalt and similar 2007 Pontiac G5 cars to replace faulty ignition switches blamed for at ...
NY Lawyer Blames Mother for Committing Murder
Transcript for NY Lawyer Blames Mother for Committing Murder. We're going to turn to the murder trial now of a New York lawyer who's blaming his mother for his brutal killing of his girlfriend. The jury in this case will hear from a consultant, in fact ...
Brooks on Trial With Agenda Pushed in Shadows, Lawyer Says
Rebekah Brooks's lawyer started her defense case by telling jurors that the former head of News Corp.'s U.K. unit isn't on trial because of her links to company Chairman Rupert Murdoch or her political views. The case against Brooks is taking place in ...
Andrews defends contribution from lawyer-lobbyist who fights environmental ...
Andrews defends contribution from lawyer-lobbyist who fights environmental ...
SIX TEACHERS lawyer up after heroin found in elementary school bathroom
Times are tough, America, but you can take solace that your children are not enrolled in the hellhole that must be Benjamin Cosor Elementary School, where no fewer than six teachers have hired attorneys and refused to cooperate in a police ...
Lawyer says plea agreement close for ex-cop accused of theft
Joshua Logan, right, a former Metro officer accused of using a Metro credit card to buy gas for his personal use, stands with his lawyer Andrew Fritz while appearing in court at the Clark County Regional Justice Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. By ...
Lawyer for ex-Rep. Reynolds: 'He's OK. . .and in good spirits'
WASHINGTON — Former Congressman Mel Reynolds, who is imprisoned in Zimbabwe for alleged pornography and immigration violations, is taking medication for high blood pressure but “is doing fine,” his lawyer said today in an interview with the Chicago ...
Brooks on Trial With Agenda Pushed in Shadows, Lawyer Says (1)
The case against Brooks is taking place in the shadow of “agendas that are being pursued elsewhere,” her lawyer, Jonathan Laidlaw, told the court in London today. The 45-year-old Brooks also testified for the first time in the 14-week-old trial ...
Broward lawyer in Rothstein case pleads guilty to wire fraud conspiracy
A Broward lawyer accused of helping Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein to pull off his massive fraud pleaded guilty Thursday to a wire fraud conspiracy charge. Douglas Bates' plea was made in federal court in West Palm Beach. The 55-year-old Plantation ...
NY Lawyer Claims Maternal Neglect 'Explosive Disorder' in Girlfriend's Death
A New York City lawyer accused of beating and strangling his girlfriend suffers from "intermittent explosive disorder," according to a defense psychiatrist who has consulted for the "Law and Order" TV series. Jason Bohn, 35, is on trial for first ...
Lawyer Weeps Over His Precious Lost Weekend
... – Michael Courtney, chief public defender in Danbury, Connecticut, having second thoughts about contacting someone in witness protection to be a witness for his client, convicted triple murderer Richard Roszkowski. Courtney requested that he be ...
Filing suggests Christmas Eve stabbing suspect's lawyer plans to use ...
Filing suggests Christmas Eve stabbing suspect's lawyer plans to use ...
Lobbyist Kevin Sloat's penalty falls short, ex-employee's lawyer says
"I think Mr. Sloat should be held accountable for all of his actions and not just some of them, which is what the FPPC is deciding to do," said the lawyer, Jesse Ortiz. The commission's chief of enforcement said the decision not to pursue the ...
'Slay' lawyer punched pregnant teen, forced miscarriage
The lawyer on trial for strangling his girlfriend had killed before — when he was just 14 — a shrink testifying in his defense told a shocked Queens jury Thursday. When Jason Bohn was in foster care 21 years ago, he punched a pregnant 18-year-old in ...
Lawyer: Mild stroke kept Mel Reynolds from renewing visa
During proceedings earlier Friday, lawyer Arthur Gurira said Reynolds hadn't renewed his visa because he suffered a mild stroke in early January and "wasn't in the best of health". Gurira described Reynolds as a "business consultant" who is in Zimbabwe ...
The Astoundingly Lucrative Tax Loophole That Only Lawyers Can Use
In fact, lawyers consistently rank near the top of Gallup's annual poll of the most hated professions. The only other profession that regularly ranks higher (meaning lower) is being a member of Congress, of which -- insert irony alert here -- 43 ...
Porn charge against Mel Reynolds dropped
Harare magistrate Tendai Mahwe agreed with Reynolds' lawyer that state prosecutors had not sought written authority from the prosecutor general to put the former Illinois congressman on trial. "This makes the actions of the state null and void," Gurira ...
Lawyer for Christie in Bridge scandal withdraws as counsel to Port Authority ...
Lawyer for Christie in Bridge scandal withdraws as counsel to Port Authority ...
New London Lawyer Transitioned From Digging For Antiquities To Studying ...
New London Lawyer Transitioned From Digging For Antiquities To Studying ...
Phillipsburg wrestlers' lawyer says photo was execution, not lynching, claims ... - Gloucester County Times
Phillipsburg wrestlers' lawyer says photo was execution, not lynching, claims ...