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Lawyer: Parents blindsided by deal with teacher
DETROIT — The parents of a Michigan elementary school student who was videotaped while stuck in a classroom chair “have no recourse” but to sue now that the school district has decided not to follow through on its plan to fire the boy's teacher, their ...
Lawmaker's lawyer argues court can't order them to give more to schools
PHOENIX — The attorney for state lawmakers told a judge Friday there's no basis for her to order his clients to give as much as $2.9 billion in withheld state aid to public schools. In fact, Bill Richards told Maricopa County Superior Court Judge ...
Dante Mattioni, 83, lawyer
Dante Mattioni, 83, of Chestnut Hill, a lawyer and civic leader in Philadelphia, died Monday, May 5, of complications from congestive heart failure at the Hospice of Philadelphia-Falls Center. In 1963, Mr. Mattioni founded his own law firm, based on ...
Lawyer: Building's owners at fault, too
The owners of a Back Bay apartment building that was the scene of a blaze that killed two firefighters in March were partially at fault, the lawyer for the owner of a neighboring building claims in a new civil suit court filing. “The defendants assert ...
Lawyer for Pakistan doctor jailed over bin Laden hunt quits amid threats
I have therefore decided to quit," lawyer Samiullah Afridi said. Afridi is representing Dr. Shakil Afridi, who was jailed for 33 years after helping the CIA find the al-Qaida chief. Bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan until U.S. Navy Seals killed him in a ...
US Urges Pakistan To Probe Death Of Lawyer
Activists from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) hold candles and placards during a protest in Islamabad on May 8 against the killing of Pakistani lawyer Rashid Rehman. Tweet. Follow @RFERL. TEXT SIZE - +. May 10, 2014. The United ...
Lawyer for Pakistani Doctor Who Helped CIA Get Bin Laden Quits After Threats
(Reuters) - The lawyer defending a Pakistani doctor jailed after helping the CIA find Osama bin Laden is quitting the case because of death threats and alleged U.S. interference in the trial, the lawyer said Saturday. "I am getting threats on a regular ...
Turkish PM Erdogan heckles lawyer's speech, storms out
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan heckled the head of the country's bar association on Saturday, accusing him of rudeness for speaking critically of the government at a judicial ceremony before storming out of the hall ...
Bryan Singer's Lawyer SLAMS His Accuser's Lawyer! Vows To Sue HIM Over ...
Bryan Singer's Lawyer SLAMS His Accuser's Lawyer! Vows To Sue HIM Over ...
Lawyer for Pakistan doctor who aided CIA's bin Laden hunt quits case after threats
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – The lawyer for the Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. find Osama bin Laden said Sunday he wouldn't represent him any longer after facing threats from militants, even as America pushes for the man to be freed. Lawyer Samiullah ...
Lawyer says Missouri inmate's execution could be 'torturous'
Attorneys for a Missouri man facing execution later this month are asking a federal court to spare his life, saying lethal injection of Russell Bucklew could result in a "torturous" death due to the secrecy surrounding Missouri's drug and the inmate's ...
Meet the Nigerian lawyer who created #BringBackOurGirls campaign
The Nigerian lawyer who started the #BringBackOurGirls viral campaign says he is humbled and overwhelmed by the unprecedented response. “It's gratifying that because of the popularity of the hashtag the whole world has an interest in the abduction of ...
Lawyer for Jailed Pakistani Doctor Quits, Blames Death Threats
The lawyer defending a Pakistani doctor jailed after helping the United States find Osama bin Laden is quitting the case because of death threats from militants and alleged U.S. interference in the trial, the lawyer said Sunday. "I am getting threats ...
Lawyer claims 7th grade sexual assault victim's accuser punished by losing ice ...
Lawyer claims 7th grade sexual assault victim's accuser punished by losing ice ...
Trial of Gadhafi's son adjourned to May 25 because lawyer fails to appear
TRIPOLI, Libya – The trial of the son of late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and 36 others was adjourned to later this month after Seif al-Islam's lawyer, appointed by the government, failed to turn up to the session, lawyers and the official news ...
US legal bubble can't pop soon enough
Critics have long bewailed our national glut of lawyers, to little effect. Chief Justice Warren Burger predicted 35 years ago that America was turning into “a society overrun by hordes of lawyers, hungry as locusts.” At the time, the population of ...
Lawyer requests medical treatment for Elshamy
The lawyer representing jailed Al Jazeera Arabic reporter Abdullah Elshamy has asked Egyptian authorities to transfer the journalist to hospital after medical tests showed his health was failing. Shaaban Saeed said he submitted a request to Egypt's ...
CA lawyer fined for zapping witness with trick pen
Fourth District Judge James Brady this week ruled Los Angeles-based lawyer Don Howarth's conduct amounted to "battery of a witness." While testifying against dairy farmers who claim currents from the Delta power plant harm cattle, expert Athanasios ...
CA lawyer fined for zapping witness with trick pen
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A California attorney has been fined $3,000 for zapping a witness with a trick pen during a Utah trial over whether electrical currents from a power plant are harming cows. Fourth District Judge James Brady, in a ruling released ...
Lawyer for Pakistan doctor who aided CIA's bin Laden hunt quits case after threats
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – The lawyer for the Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. find Osama bin Laden said Sunday he wouldn't represent him any longer after facing threats from militants, even as America pushes for the man to be freed. Lawyer Samiullah ...
Unfashionable Lawsuit! Anna Wintour Tells New York Lawyer: 'I Didn't Conspire ...
Unfashionable Lawsuit! Anna Wintour Tells New York Lawyer: 'I Didn't Conspire ...
California lawyer fined for zapping witness with trick pen
SALT LAKE CITY – A California attorney has been fined $3,000 for zapping a witness with a trick pen during a Utah trial over whether electrical currents from a power plant are harming cows. Fourth District Judge James Brady this week ruled Los ...
Talking Turkey: Twitter Lawyer Touts Free Speech, Revenue
Gadde, 39, is the top woman reporting to Twitter Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo, filling the shoes of predecessor Alexander Macgillivray, who was known for his free-speech battles at Twitter and at Google Inc. When Vijaya Gadde got an offer to ...
Chile's Bachelet taps two economists, one lawyer for Codelco board
Economist Dante Contreras, who hold a doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, and lawyer Laura Albornoz, who received a doctorate from the University of Sevilla, were also tapped to join the nine-person board, a statement from the ...
Meet the lawyer who's got Godzilla's back
Since the mid-1980s, Chuck Shephard of the Los Angeles law firm of Greenberg Glusker has been Godzilla's lead lawyer, filing suits like the one against a wine called Cabzilla that resulted in a winemaker being forced to dump its stock of Cabernet ...
Former KC lawyer pleads guilty to money laundering
A formerly prominent lawyer, Wirken was an eight-time honoree in the Best of Bar, an annual publication by the Kansas City Business Journal in which peers select the honorees. FLASHBACK: Kansas City lawyer Wirken is disbarred. Brianne covers legal ...
Lawyer files campaign complaint against AG Horne
PHOENIX (KSAZ) - There's some possible trouble for Attorney General Tom Horne -- the lawyer for a former staffer has filed an election law complaint against him. That complaint was filed with the Secretary of State on Monday afternoon. It claims that ...
Lawyer: Teen has plea deal in Albany school bomb plot
His lawyer says a teenager accused of building bombs and plotting an attack on his Albany high school plans to admit to the charges in juvenile court. Seventeen-year-old Grant Acord is to appear before a judge in Corvallis on Monday. His lawyer ...
Accused Purdue shooter's lawyer seeks to move trial
As of Monday afternoon, Judge Thomas Busch had not ruled on Freeman's request for a change of venue or the four other requests for which Cousins' attorney petitioned the court. The lawyer for Cody Cousins, foreground, is seeking a change of venue for ...
Aspiring lawyer gets probation for beheading bird in Las Vegas
(Reuters) - An aspiring lawyer from California was sentenced to up to four years of probation on Monday for drunkenly beheading a bird at a Las Vegas hotel in 2012, prosecutors said. Justin Alexander Teixeira was on a visit to Las Vegas with two ...
Former Probation lawyer says O'Brien dictated who was hired
A former administrative lawyer in the state Probation Department told a federal jury Monday that he was assigned some time in 2007 to serve on a hiring panel, only to be told who he was supposed to hire. “The commissioner's choice had to receive the ...
Lawyer Seeks to Reopen Suit Central to GM Ignition-Switch Recall
Business. Lawyer Seeks to Reopen Suit Central to GM Ignition-Switch Recall. GM Concealed Key Facts, Suit Claims. Email; Print; Comments. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. LinkedIn. smaller; Larger. By. Jeff Bennett ...
Serial stabber didn't mean to kill girlfriend: lawyer
... the defense lawyer said Monday at the start of Crawford's murder trial. "You can't find someone guilty based on suspicions, guesses and 'I think sos'," the lawyer, Angelo MacDonald, told the jury in Westchester County Court. "It has to be specific ...
James C. Wirken, once a prominent Kansas City lawyer, pleads guilty to money ...
James C. Wirken, once a prominent Kansas City lawyer, pleads guilty to money ...
Clark County to pay lawyer $14000
County Council attorney Scott Lewis told members they are required by Indiana law to pay legal fees for lawyers of judges seeking a court mandate, regardless of the outcome. The other probation officer position, which has an identical salary, is being ...
Lawyer Claims GM Lied About Recall To Settle Lawsuit
This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your ...
Pakistani Police Charge 68 Lawyers With Blasphemy Over Protest
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani police have registered a case of blasphemy against 68 lawyers who made a public protest after a police officer detained one of their colleagues, officials said on Tuesday, the latest in a tidal wave of such accusations flooding ...
European Court Orders Google to Remove Links That Annoyed a Lawyer
The case began in 2009 when Mario Costeja, a lawyer, objected that entering his name in Google's search engine led to legal notices dating back to 1998 in an online version of a Spanish newspaper that detailed his accumulated debts and the forced sale ...
Want to join this panel? Hire a lawyer first
No matter where they draw district boundary lines, people will claim partisan bias. There will be court cases. If anyone truly independent wants to serve on such a commission, I have four words for them: Retain a lawyer now. LAWYERS: Our clients played ...
FBI declares missing Broward lawyer 'armed and dangerous'
The FBI has issued a 'Wanted' notice for a Broward County lawyer accused in a $19 million fraud — declaring him "armed and dangerous" — after he failed to show up for an April 29 court hearing. Michael Ralph Casey, 67, of Oakland Park, has been ...
Mortgage fraud charges against Point Breeze lawyer allowed to continue
An attorney's effort to beat federal fraud charges against him by accusing the prosecutor of misconduct has failed with a judge's decision today to let the case continue. Arthur Smith, 64, of Point Breeze, faces wire fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy ...
Probation lawyer says he was forced to hire under-qualified candidates
A former administrative lawyer in the state Probation Department told a federal jury Tuesday that he began to complain in 2008 that he was being forced to recommend people for jobs, even people who were blatantly under-qualified. Edward McDermott ...
NAACP lawyer who sided with Huntsville drops out; new attorney sides with feds
Chachkin included an email showing he learned of the new lawyer second hand. His motion today included an email from Sarah Hinger, an attorney at the Justice Department. "I received the below correspondence and want to ensure I'm communicating with ...
Cleric Has Heated Exchange with Judge, Lawyer During Terror Trial
A combative cleric gets into a testy exchange with prosecutors out to convince a jury he gave active support to terrorists. NY1's Dean Meminger filed the following report. Abu Hamza al-Masri, the fiery Muslim preacher from London accused of helping ...
Feds: Lies and wiretaps linked former SC State top lawyer to homecoming ...
Feds: Lies and wiretaps linked former SC State top lawyer to homecoming ...
Dead Hummelstown lawyer case could spark lawyer disciplinary changes
mottern sign.jpg. This shingle continued to hang outside Hummelstown lawyer Jeffrey Mottern's law office door after his disbarment took effect, even though the lawyer disciplinary rules required him to stop presenting himself as a lawyer. (Jan Murphy ...
Pakistan: Investigate Killing of Rights Lawyer
Pakistan's vaguely worded blasphemy law has led to discrimination, persecution, and murder since its imposition almost three decades ago. It should be reformed or repealed immediately. It is appalling that lawyers who defend the rights of people ...
Lawyer for Flint grandmother signals insanity defense in teen slaying case
FLINT, MI -- The attorney for a Flint woman accused of killing her 14-year-old granddaughter has filed notice that she plans to use an insanity defense to defend her client. Lois Arlene Janish, 74, is charged with a single count of open murder after ...
Father McCormick finds a lawyer
Andrew McCormick has found a new lawyer to represent him in his retrial on charges he sexually assaulted a 10-year-old altar boy in 1997 when he was at St. John Cantius church in Bridesburg. Center City criminal defense lawyer Trevan Borum confirmed ...
Plymouth lawyer charged with bilking builder in Libyan real estate scam
A Plymouth real estate lawyer is accused of bilking a Mexican company of $500,000 for a fake real estate project in Libya. Timothy Jon Oliver, 60, faces six felony counts of wire fraud after being indicted by a federal grand jury Tuesday. Federal ...