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Edward Snowden's Lawyer Expects Russia to Extend Asylum: Report
BERLIN - A lawyer for former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden told German radio on Thursday that he expected his client's asylum in Russia to be extended beyond July. "We assume that it will be extended," Wolfgang Kaleck, Snowden's lawyer in ...
Foreclosure lawyer appeals reprimand tied to 'robo-signing' cases
PORTLAND, Maine — A lawyer disciplined for not blowing the whistle loudly enough on his client's “robo-signed” foreclosure documents is fighting the public reprimand he received from the Maine legal profession's oversight board in April. The Maine ...
Senior lawyer Bill Kemp ousted by GM following Valukas review, report says
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- General Motors Co. ousted Bill Kemp, a senior lawyer who was responsible for safety issues within its legal department, as the automaker reforms the operations that failed to address defective parts linked to 13 deaths, a person ...
Judge disqualifies lawyer in suit against Lowden
Former state Sen. Sue Lowden is shown during the Republican lieutenant governor debate with state Sen. Mark Hutchison, R-Las Vegas on May 12, 2014. On Thursday, a U.S. District Court judge disqualified an attorney representing a company suing ...
Immigration lawyer gives insight into young immigrants held at Lackland
THE NIGHT TEAM'S BILL BARAJAS TALKED TO AN IMMIGRANT LAWYER TO FIND OUT WHY THE NUMBER OF UNDERAGE IMBRANTS TAKEN INTO -- IMMIGRANTS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY HAS GONE UP FROM LAST YEAR. THE DEPARTMENT OF ...
Firings at GM spare its top lawyer
The legal department came under scrutiny after GM told U.S. safety regulators this year that its lawyers had "opened a file" in 2005 on a 16-year-old who died in Maryland in the crash of her Chevrolet Cobalt. Investigators found that the ignition ...
St. Louis lawyer tapped to be Ireland ambassador
"All of us at Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale, P.C. are delighted that President Barack Obama has nominated one of our lawyers as the next ambassador to Ireland. Kevin O'Malley's skills as a trial lawyer and legal scholar have been recognized by many ...
Lawyer on Supreme Court hunger strike against social media firings
Zulberti created an online stir last year when he sent a job application to every lawyer in Delaware with a photo of himself in a sleeveless T-shirt for his law school alma mater, Villanova University. After that, his website drew 75,000 hits after ...
Influential gambling lawyer Bob Faiss dies at 79
LAS VEGAS -- Highly respected Nevada gambling attorney Robert "Bob" Faiss (FESS'), who represented some of the premier organizations in the industry during a decades-long career, has died. Faiss' wife of 23 years said her husband died at Boulder City ...
Lawyer: GOP boss was too drunk to commit a crime when he took cash for Sen ...
Lawyer: GOP boss was too drunk to commit a crime when he took cash for Sen ...
UPDATE 1-GM spares its top lawyer but not those below him
At least two lawyers in GM's legal department, including senior safety lawyer William Kemp, were among 15 employees fired, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be named. A company spokesman did not make Kemp available for ...
Lawyer looks back at landmark 2 Live Crew case
When Nashville attorney Alan Turk was hired to represent 2 Live Crew in a copyright infringement lawsuit more than 20 years ago, he had no idea he was walking into the most noteworthy case of his long legal career, with ramifications for everything ...
NOPD homicide detective under internal probe; lawyer points to stress
The inquiry stems from Hoffacker's behavior over Memorial Day weekend, when the city's gunfire killed four and wounded 15 -- behavior his lawyer characterizes as stress-induced and benign. The 10-year veteran has publicly discussed how he turned to art ...
GM spares its top lawyer but not those below him
At least two lawyers in GM's legal department, including senior safety lawyer William Kemp, were among 15 employees fired, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be named. A company spokesman did not make Kemp available for ...
Williamsville Inn neighbors opposed to treatment center plan hire lawyer
WEST STOCKBRIDGE -- Opposition is coalescing to the proposed development of a residential treatment center for teens at the former Williamsville Inn. A group of abutters have hired a lawyer and plan to voice their opposition during a June 10 hearing ...
No discipline for lawyer who killed brother in drunken driving crash
Saying that driving drunk and causing a car accident that killed a man "does not reflect adversely on his honesty, trustworthiness, or fitness as a lawyer" the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday opted not to discipline a northern Wisconsin attorney who ...
Alabama Coal Baron Uncovers Evidence Of Witness Payments In Attack On ...
Alabama Coal Baron Uncovers Evidence Of Witness Payments In Attack On ...
Lawyer: Charles Manson should be moved to hospital
Lawyer: Charles Manson should move to hospital. A state-appointed attorney representing Charles Manson said the notorious murderer needs… Lawyer: Charles Manson should move to hospital ...
Ponzi schemer's lawyer requests court order approving his $20000 bill
Ponzi schemer's lawyer requests court order approving his $20,000 bill. RICHARD FREER.JPG. Richard Freer will have a $7.8 million restitution bill waiting for him if he is ever released from state prison. (Courtesy Photo). Print · Tom Shortell | The ...
Lawyer charged with stealing court records
(AP) -- A Chesterfield lawyer faces felony theft charges after police say he swiped a document from a St. Louis County courthouse file in an adult-abuse case. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 49-year-old Scott Charles Ehlermann is accused of ...
Lawyer says Titus Young is getting better with treatment
Former Lions receiver Titus Young, whose football career came to a halt amid a mental health breakdown that resulted in multiple arrests, remains in a treatment facility. “Titus is improving,” lawyer Brian Hurwitz told USA Today. “He's getting better ...
Lawyer Fights for Your Right to Post Nude Pics (Including His Own)
We all know that just the slightest social media screw-up can end careers. Posting a naked photo of yourself or a not-so-politically correct status update/comment can get you in a world of trouble. Well, Delaware lawyer Brian Zulberti is sitting ...
State fires lawyer who pursued PG&E's pipeline records
(06-06) 14:55 PDT SAN BRUNO --. The California Public Utilities Commission has abruptly fired a state lawyer who was pressing Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to account for which gas pipelines it failed to test before the San Bruno disaster, The Chronicle ...
Accused Seattle gunman suffers severe mental illness, his lawyer says
SEATTLE (Reuters) - The man accused of killing one person and wounding two others in a shooting spree at a small Christian college in Seattle suffers from "significant and long-standing mental health issues" that were a factor in the tragedy, his ...
Good news, bad news for Selenski's new lawyer
Hugo Selenski's new lawyer came to court Friday seeking a delay in the accused killer's trial, but there's one thing he wanted even more: the massive case file in possession of his ousted former attorney. Bernard J. Brown pleaded with Luzerne County ...
China lawyers demand access to detained activists
FILE - In this Thursday April 3, 2008 file photo, Li Fangping, center, the lawyer for civil rights activist Hu Jia, speaks to reporters outside the Beijing No. 1 People's Intermediate Court, after Hu was sentenced to three and a half years jail, in ...
Lawyer wants info on informant's links to Tampa police
TAMPA — Lawyers for the woman at the center of a criminal investigation involving two former Tampa police detectives is asking a court to order the department to turn over documents about her relationship with law enforcement. In the meantime, the ...
Ukrainian Energy Firm Hires Biden Son as Lawyer
Hunter Biden's employment means he will be working as a director and top lawyer for a Ukrainian energy company during the period when his father and others in the Obama administration attempt to influence the policies of Ukraine's new government, ...
Ukrainian energy firm hires Biden's son as lawyer
Hunter Biden is a managing director with Rosemont Seneca Partners, a private equity firm, and worked as a Washington lobbyist for seven years until his father was elected vice president. He lobbied primarily for colleges, hospitals and tech firms ...
Lawyer: Woman stripped naked in Floyd jail will sue
The allegations — and jail surveillance video of the incident — were released this week by lawyer Laura Landenwich of Louisville, who recently settled a lawsuit on behalf of another New Albany woman over similar alleged abuses by Floyd County ...
Jeweler denied lawyer at taxpayers' expense
The Williamsville jeweler who pleaded guilty to scheming to defraud at least 89 customers out of $630,000 over a 16-year period by selling them fake diamonds and other counterfeit jewelry asked a judge last week to assign him an attorney at taxpayer ...
Kansas inmate disputes lawyer's claims on death penalty trial strategy
TOPEKA — A Kansas prison inmate awaiting a new trial after the Kansas Supreme Court reversed his capital murder conviction and death sentence is firing back at the attorney who represented him when he was convicted in 2005 of killing two women and ...
Ukraine's Burisma Hires Joe Biden's Son as Company Lawyer
Ukraine company Burisma Holdings officially hired U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden as a lawyer after the company appointed him to the board of directors in April. The White House said there is no conflict of interest, even though the ...
Jeweler accused of defrauding customers of $630000 is denied taxpayer-funded ...
Jeweler accused of defrauding customers of $630000 is denied taxpayer-funded ...
Housecalls: Hassle of a lawyer
Can I get the abstract and deed from the present owner, go to the courthouse myself and have a transfer of title without the hassle and expense of a lawyer? Of course I would get a receipt for my payment in full. — via askedith.com. Answer: In theory ...
California Chrome's endorsement deals fade, but local lawyer still enjoyed the ...
California Chrome's endorsement deals fade, but local lawyer still enjoyed the ...
House calls: Hassle of a lawyer
Can I get the abstract and deed from the present owner, go to the courthouse myself and have a transfer of title without the hassle and expense of a lawyer? Of course I would get a receipt for my payment in full. — via askedith.com. Answer: In theory ...
Inmate Disputes Lawyer's Claims On Trial Strategy
Topeka, KS-WIBW A Kansas inmate whose capital murder conviction and death sentence were overturned last year is refuting his attorney's claims that the prisoner devised the trial strategy that led to his 2005 conviction. The Topeka Capital-Journal ...
'Legendary' lawyer wins state honor
MUNCIE — Veteran Muncie attorney Frank E. Gilkison Jr. has been named an official “Legendary Lawyer” by the Indiana Bar Association. The annual award recognized an Indiana Bar Foundation fellow who “demonstrates adherence to the highest principles ...
Plaintiffs' Lawyers Take Aim at GM for Recall
More than 80 ignition-switch-related civil lawsuits have been filed against GM, most seeking alleged economic damages, such as repair costs and declines in resale value on about 2.6 million cars recalled since February. The average depreciation claim ...
Lawyer: All 13 protesters got City Hall ban
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — All 13 protesters arrested inside the mayor's office during last week's sit-in are banned from City Hall, according to a civil-rights attorney working with them. Their supporters plan a demonstration today to protest the ban, said ...
Legal Aid gets grant to expand free lawyer help
The funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service will connect AmeriCorps service members to the aid society's Volunteer Lawyer Program, which asks private attorneys to take cases for free throughout 48 counties. This money will help ...
Dallas lawyer at center of Houston trial over whether firm owed clients a ...
Dallas lawyer at center of Houston trial over whether firm owed clients a ...
LATEST: Wisconsin chief lawyer appeals gay marriage ruling
MADISON (AP) — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked a federal appeals court to halt gay weddings in Wisconsin after a judge declared the state's ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional. The Republican Van Hollen filed the motion Monday in ...
Trial begins for lawyer accused of rape
Jury selection began this morning for a Columbus defense lawyer accused of sexually assaulting five women associated with his law practice. Javier Armengau, 52, was indicted in May 2013 on six counts of rape, five counts of sexual battery, three counts ...
Ballmer's signature was forged on 'phony' document in latest lawsuit, his ...
Ballmer's signature was forged on 'phony' document in latest lawsuit, his ...
Maine Man Stripped of Lawyer Right Appeals
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ A Maine man sentenced to seven years in jail after a judge stripped him of his right to a court-appointed lawyer is appealing his conviction to the state's highest court. Maine Supreme Judicial Court officials say Monday that ...
Pelletier family lawyer: Justina closer to reunifying with parents
On Friday, the Massachusetts Health and Human Services filed a motion to review, reconsider and dismiss the case of Justina Pelletier, according to the Pelletier family's lawyer, Liberty Counsel, after Liberty Counsel filed a motion to return her home ...
Man stripped of lawyer appeals to Maine high court
A Maine man sentenced to seven years in jail after a judge stripped him of his right to a court-appointed lawyer is appealing his conviction to the state's highest court. Maine Supreme Judicial Court officials say Monday that Joshua Nisbet of ...
Prosecutor: Disbarred Lawyer Stole From Client
Authorities in New Jersey are looking for a disbarred New York City lawyer accused of stealing funds from a client. Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli announced Monday that an arrest warrant has been issued for 47-year-old Jeffrey Squitieri of ...