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CIA Lawyer: Release Torture Report
One of those voices is John Rizzo, the CIA's former top lawyer – and one of the men who arguably have the most to lose by the document's release. Rizzo is the legal architect of the Bush-era “black site” secret prison program and the rules for the ...
Lawyer accused of murder released from jail
He and his lawyer, Dwane Cates, granted an interview Tuesday to reporters. Fischer and Cates shied away from talking about the case's facts. Still, Fischer said he was in the house when Radder was shot and that Radder had used his gun. What happened ...
As Scandal Unfolds, GM Calls In the Lawyers
For three years, he tussled with lawyers from a high-powered firm hired to defend G.M. against his clients, the parents of Brooke Melton, a 29-year-old woman killed when her Chevy Cobalt lost power and collided with another vehicle. He sought internal ...
Boyd B. Massagee Jr., a 'lawyer's lawyer,' dies at age 81
Boyd B. Massagee Jr. [Photo by Prince, Youngblood and Massagee Law Firm]A principal of Prince, Youngblood and Massagee, one of the oldest firms in Hendersonville, Massagee was respected as a trial lawyer and appellate lawyer. His influence lived on ...
Delaware lawyer, firm caught up in tale of lost treasure
Silverstein, who is a Delaware lawyer for Miscovich's JTR Enterprises Inc., is accused by another company in federal court of being so enamored by the prospect of bounty from a valuable shipwreck that he helped conceal the fact some emeralds were ...
Whistleblower: More scrutiny for lawyer-run credit-repair firms
In December, Ron Stevens of Tower, Minn., agreed to pay a New Hampshire company to boost his credit score. Three months and $280 later, Stevens said, nothing had changed. If the company was not owned by a lawyer, Stevens could have sought help ...
Cameroon battling 'anti-homosexuals apartheid': lawyer
Berlin (AFP) - Cameroon is suffering under an "anti-homosexuals apartheid", says lawyer Alice Nkom, who has spent a decade defending gays and lesbians in the west African country where same-sex relations carry a jail term. "When a country uses weapons ...
No slowing down for 90-year-old Ala. lawyer
Now 90 years old, Carmichael continues to practice law. His is the oldest law firm in the Shoals, dating back to when Carmichael's grandfather, Archibald Hill Carmichael, founded the firm in the early 1900s. The office is filled with volumes of law ...
Cameroon Battling 'Anti-Homosexuals Apartheid,' Lawyer Claims
Cameroon is suffering under an "anti-homosexuals apartheid", says lawyer Alice Nkom, who has spent a decade defending gays and lesbians in the west African country where same-sex relations carry a jail term. "When a country uses weapons, the police ...
Dorian S. Nakamoto hires lawyer to 'clear his name' of bitcoin claim
The statement came in an email from Ethan D. Kirschner, a Los Angeles lawyer. "This firm has been retained by Dorian S. Nakamoto, the subject of the recent Newsweek cover story on Bitcoin," Kirshner said in an email. "He has issued the attached ...
Lawyers in prestige positions aren't as happy as those in public service-jobs ...
Lawyers in prestige positions aren't as happy as those in public service-jobs ...
Dorian Nakamoto: Here's Why I Couldn't Be Bitcoin's Creator
Reuters' Felix Salmon has obtained a statement from counsel hired by Dorian Nakamoto, the man Newsweek says created Bitcoin, in which the Temple City resident unconditionally denies creating the digital currency. L.A. attorney Ethan Kirschner confirmed ...
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto Denies All Bitcoin Ties In Verified Letter Via Lawyer
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto Denies All Bitcoin Ties In Verified Letter Via Lawyer. Posted 3 hours ago by Pankaj Mishra (@pankajontech), Ingrid Lunden (@ingridlunden). More. submit to reddit. Next Story ...
Tax Break Just For Lawyers
Only plaintiffs' lawyers on a contingency can structure their fees. Defense lawyers cannot. When a case settles, the defendant pays a third-party annuity provider so the plaintiff's lawyer receives a stream of payments over time. Structures offer tax ...
GM Recall Doubled as Georgia Lawyer Pushed US Regulators: Cars
(GM:US) recalled almost 800,000 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s for a defect that could cause surprise engine shutdowns, lawyer Lance Cooper, a solo practitioner in Georgia, sent government regulators a letter: There are more faulty GM models out ...
Lawyer to admit bribing Bexar judge
A reader deplores the fact that a number of individuals voted for Judge Angus McGinty to retain his post in the 114th District Court, even though he resigned in mid-February amid allegations he manipulated cases to benefit clients in exchange for ...
Defense Lawyer Debuts in New Reality Show
LOREDANA, ESQ, a new reality television series that premieres on the Sundance Channel this week, follows Loredana Nesci – a 1998 UConn alumna who served as a Los Angeles police officer before earning a law degree – as she defends “just regular ...
GM Recall Doubled as Georgia Lawyer Pushed U.S. Regulators
Six days after General Motors Co. recalled almost 800,000 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s for a defect that could cause surprise engine shutdowns, lawyer Lance Cooper, a solo practitioner in Georgia, sent government regulators a letter: There are ...
Nakamoto hires lawyer, "unconditionally" denies Bitcoin role
Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, the Los Angeles area engineer who was named by Newsweek earlier this month as the founder of Bitcoin, has hired a lawyer and issued a statement Monday "to clear his name." "I did not create, invent or otherwise work on Bitcoin ...
Chris Brown's lawyer works to free singer from jail
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Chris Brown's lawyer will try to persuade a Los Angeles judge to let the singer out of jail Monday. The singer was locked up on a probation violation warrant Friday after he was booted from a court-ordered drug rehab program for ...
Alleged Bitcoin Creator Hires Lawyer to 'Clear His Name'
Dorian S. Nakamoto, the man whom Newsweek claimed is the creator of digital currency bitcoin, hired a lawyer to "clear my name" and issued his strongest denial yet over the weekend. In the statement dated Monday, which Nakamoto's new lawyer Ethan ...
Trusts and estates lawyer pleads guilty to stealing client money
A former trusts and estates lawyer with the law firm Spector Gadon & Rosen charged with stealing more than $500,000 in client funds, pleaded guilty in federal court in Philadelphia Monday. Gomer Thomas Williams, 54, of Philadelphia, was charged in late ...
Oscar Pistorius' lawyer expected to use 'Keystone Cops' strategy after ripping ...
Oscar Pistorius' lawyer expected to use 'Keystone Cops' strategy after ripping ...
Man named bitcoin founder by Newsweek hires lawyer, maintains he did not ...
Man named bitcoin founder by Newsweek hires lawyer, maintains he did not ...
Doctors and nurses say accused killer denied lawyer while in hospital
TAMPA — Questions mounted Monday about the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office's handling of a triple-murder defendant in the days after his arrest, as doctors and nurses who treated the accused killer described to a judge how lawyers were barred ...
Valpo lawyer accused of stealing from clients gives up law license
INDIANAPOLIS | A Valparaiso attorney who allegedly stole $1.64 million while working for four related Valparaiso businesses has resigned from the state bar. Clark Holesinger, 52, pleaded not guilty March 11 to four Class C felony counts of theft and a ...
Lawyer says settlements 'close' in claims against Ethan Couch, family
Civil claims for damages leveled against Ethan Couch and his parents for the deaths of four people near Burleson last summer are “close” to being finalized, the family's lawyer said late Monday. Randy A. Nelson of Dallas, the attorney who was reached ...
PROFILE-From potatoes to copper, Montana lawyer is hottest courtroom ...
PROFILE-From potatoes to copper, Montana lawyer is hottest courtroom ...
Nakamoto Hires Lawyer in Newsweek Bitcoin Fight
The man Newsweek claimed is the creator of bitcoin has hired a lawyer in an attempt to clear his name, repeating a denial he made to The Associated Press more than a week ago that he has never had anything to do with the digital currency. In a ...
Defense lawyer at Oscar Pistorius murder trial says police photographs show ...
Defense lawyer at Oscar Pistorius murder trial says police photographs show ...
From potatoes to copper, Montana lawyer is hottest courtroom commodity
NEW YORK (Reuters) - As a young boy working on his uncle's potato farm in rural Montana, little did Christopher Lovell know the company whose name was emblazoned across trains crossing the state would one day make him the nation's most revered - or ...
Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial: Paralympian's Lawyer Argues Evidence Was ...
Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial: Paralympian's Lawyer Argues Evidence Was ...
The Lowest Job A Lawyer Can Get Is Now 'Law Student'
Are you out of work and unable to get even the document review companies to look your way? Did you graduate from a lower-ranked law school and want the opportunity to prove you could have played with the big kids at a T14 school? Or maybe you just ...
Money granted for second Kilpatrick lawyer to help in appeal
Detroit — A federal appeals court official Tuesday ordered taxpayers to spend up to $24,000 so former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick can have a second lawyer help appeal his conviction and 28-year prison sentence. A request from Kilpatrick's lead appellate ...
Photos show evidence was moved, Pistorius lawyer says
Lawyer Barry Roux has challenged previous police witnesses, seeking to uncover contradictions and reported mishaps to support his argument that officers bungled the investigation, an allegation made by Pistorius at the start of the trial when he ...
Pistorius' lawyer tries to shake police photographer's testimony
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In a sign of how crucial police photos may be in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, the Olympic athlete's attorney spent most of Tuesday's session in Pretoria's high court trying to demolish the credibility of the ...
Lawyer appeals ruling that blocks US collection of award in Chevron Ecuador case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. lawyer on Tuesday appealed a federal judge's ruling that he used fraud to secure a multibillion-dollar pollution judgment against Chevron Corp in Ecuador, a decision that bars him from collecting a $9.5 billion award in the ...
On Remand: Stolen Art Disappears Into The Starry Night And A Lawyer Goes To ...
On Remand: Stolen Art Disappears Into The Starry Night And A Lawyer Goes To ...
Prominent Oregon lawyer Bryan Gruetter who ripped off dozens of clients ...
Prominent Oregon lawyer Bryan Gruetter who ripped off dozens of clients ...
Lawyer: Rwandan ex-intel chief appeals conviction in France's first genocide trial
Defense lawyer Fabrice Epstein says he filed the appeal Tuesday on behalf of Pascal Simbikangwa. The 54-year-old Rwandan was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Friday on charges of genocide and complicity in crimes against humanity. Epstein said by ...
RANCHO CUCAMONGA: Spanish speakers targeted in phony lawyer case
A 76-year-old man faces prosecution on allegations he masqueraded as a lawyer to defraud mostly Spanish-speaking clients in San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange counties, say San Bernardino County District Attorney's officials. Joseph Lopez, of the Los ...
Runaway lawyer Timothy McCabe: 'I was not just a lawyer but a thief'
... rooming houses after vanishing suddenly from his Boca Raton home last year. "In the Spring of 2013, I realized that I was not just a lawyer but a thief," Timothy McCabe wrote in a three-page letter filed in federal court Tuesday. "I had lost my ...
Lawyer confident Jerry Sandusky pension will be reinstated
The lawyer handling the appeal of her husband's pension forfeiture filed documents last week charging that the state retirement system illegally stripped Sandusky's pension and made up interpretations of the law to back up their decision. The lawyer ...
CJ awarded lawyer fees in battle over child-death records
Tuesday's ruling culminates a five-year legal battle by the newspapers to make the records public. The case has now cost the cabinet more than $1 million. Court declines to reconsider a previous order in which the cabinet was fined $756,000 for ...
Georgia Lawyer Convinced GM to Recall More Cars
Six days after General Motors Co. recalled almost 800,000 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s for a defect that could cause surprise engine shutdowns, lawyer Lance Cooper, a solo practitioner in Georgia, sent government regulators a letter: There are ...
License Of Columbus Lawyer Who Exposed Himself Is Restored By Supreme ...
License Of Columbus Lawyer Who Exposed Himself Is Restored By Supreme ...
Lawyer for man accused of killing Adrian Peterson's son seeks boy's medical ...
Lawyer for man accused of killing Adrian Peterson's son seeks boy's medical ...
Lawyer Touts Practice Through Rap Video. Yes, This Is Real.
But there are very few lawyers use their musical talents to promote their legal careers, like the attorney we're about to discuss. He's also footnoted his lyrics, so you can tie some of his hard, gangsta action to specific Federal Circuit cases. Which ...
Chevron seeks $32 million in fees from environmental lawyer
Donziger is the lawyer whom Manhattan federal judge Lewis Kaplan found, two weeks ago, to have committed bribery, fraud, obstruction of justice, and other crimes in order to win a $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron in an Ecuadorian provincial court ...
Runaway lawyer to be sentenced for fraud
Runaway lawyer to be sentenced for fraud. A former South Florida attorney who went missing for months is facing prison time after pleading guilty to federal fraud charges for stealing money from clients. Loading… Post to Facebook. Runaway lawyer to be ...