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Mark Tuohey, sports-loving defense lawyer, joins DC attorney general race
“I've been approached by a lot of people in the past week,” Tuohey said, who want an attorney general in the mold of current officeholder Irvin B. Nathan or predecessors Charles F.C. Ruff or John A. Payton — all lawyers with distinguished pedigrees ...
NOPD investigation clears officer in fatal Hollygrove shooting, lawyer says
A New Orleans police officer was justified in shooting and killing an armed man outside a Hollygrove convenience store while responding to a shoplifting call, an attorney for the officer said Tuesday in revealing conclusions of an internal inquiry not ...
Lawyer for ex-Rep. Rick Renzi urges new trial
SEATTLE (AP) — A lawyer for Rick Renzi told a federal appellate court on Tuesday that the former Arizona congressman should be acquitted or get a new trial after his convictions last year on public corruption and other charges. A three-judge panel in ...
Lawyer Not Entitled to See Classified Surveillance Material, Court Rules
WASHINGTON — Reversing a potentially groundbreaking ruling, a federal appeals court this week said the government need not show a defense lawyer classified materials related to the national-security surveillance of his client. In January, a Federal ...
Lawyer for former Rep. Renzi calls for new trial
SEATTLE – A lawyer for Rick Renzi told a federal appellate court on Tuesday that the former Arizona congressman should be acquitted or get a new trial after his convictions last year on public corruption and other charges. A three-judge panel in ...
Judge who had relationship with lawyer wins appeal
A lawyer who sued after a nearly 20-year relationship with a Genesee County judge turned sour has lost her case at the Michigan appeals court. The court rejected Denise Ketchmark's claims of emotional distress, negligence and fraud against Judge Archie ...
Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect's Lawyer Can't Hold Private Family Meeting
A judge ruled Wednesday that lawyers for accused Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could not meet with him and his sisters without federal agents present. Tsarnaev's attorneys argued they needed to understand Tsarnaev's relationship with his ...
Former Top Guantanamo Lawyer Says Don't Send Benghazi Suspect There
Morris Davis, a U.S. Air Force officer and lawyer, told The Huffington Post that “other than to score a superficial political point,” he did not see any advantage to taking Abu Khattala to Guantanamo. In an email, he highlighted three problem areas for ...
Lawyer Sends Nasty Text Messages To 3L, Demands Sexual Favors
During the final year of law school, those who are about to be handed their degrees are desperately seeking legal jobs of any kind so they can be counted among the few, the proud, the would-be lawyers who are employed at graduation. Considering how ...
Gitmo Force-Feeding Videos So 'Grim' That Lawyer Had Trouble Sleeping ...
Gitmo Force-Feeding Videos So 'Grim' That Lawyer Had Trouble Sleeping ...
Argentina officials willing to talk with holdout creditors: Lawyer
Argentine officials have expressed a willingness to negotiate with holdout creditors to end their long-running bond dispute, a lawyer for the country said at a New York court hearing on Wednesday. "I have been told the plan is to be here next week to ...
Lawyer For Suspect Accused In 2011 Killing Of Oakland 3-Year-Old Says ...
Lawyer For Suspect Accused In 2011 Killing Of Oakland 3-Year-Old Says ...
Swallow getting a new lawyer
Former Attorney General John Swallow is parting ways with his defense lawyer, Rod Snow, even as the long-running investigation appears to be nearing its conclusion. "It was a mutual decision," Snow said Wednesday. Tweet. Photos. Rod Snow • Former ...
China arrests a lawyer for urging it to uphold its laws
A SINGLE thread seems to run through recent detentions and arrests in China: The authorities are cracking down on lawyers and other people who have demanded that China follow its own laws. These advocates have been thorns in the side of the ...
Lawyer for Orchard Park police officers defends their back pay claim for ...
Lawyer for Orchard Park police officers defends their back pay claim for ...
Casper Smart -- Blog Claims His Lawyer's a Dumb F***
Casper Smart's lawyer just got the most sarcastic letter we've ever seen in the 9 years of TMZ ... all stemming from Casper's alleged dalliances with transsexuals. Casper's attorney threatened to sue TheDirty.com after 2 transsexuals posted comments on ...
Court denies license to ex-lawyer
The state Supreme Court denied former Charleston lawyer Dante DiTrapano's request to have his law license reinstated despite a hearing panel's recommendation otherwise. The Court issued its opinion Wednesday afternoon with only Justice Menis ...
Here's Why an Intellectual Property Lawyer Says the Redskins Losing ...
Here's Why an Intellectual Property Lawyer Says the Redskins Losing ...
'Nightmare' plaintiff, lawyer slapped with $15000 in court sanctions
Lipworth's attorney Steven Finley was pleased with the sanctions. "I'm very satisfied that the court agreed with our arguments and that they came down on Singh and his lawyer to the tune of $15,000," Finley said. "Whether or not we ever see any of that ...
Shelly Sterling -- Donald Threatened to Kill My Lawyer!!!
TMZ Sports has learned. Sources connected to the situation tell us ... when Shelly's lawyers go to court this morning, they will tell the judge that Donald called Pierce on June 9th and threatened to "sue everyone" connected to the sale of the L.A ...
Scathing Letter Suggests Smart Lawyer A Dumb [Expletive]
Casper Smart's lawyer, Cris Armenta, best known for her representation of the actress in that anti-Islam movie that kicked off protests outside American embassies across the Muslim world, wrote The Dirty a letter threatening legal action. Here's how ...
Redskins lawyer explains what will happen next with trademark case
So that's why the public would like a resolution maybe a little more quickly than the lawyers and the courts can deliver. But believe me, we're gonna be working hard to get this thing resolved as quickly as possible. After you get to the trial court ...
Rockville overcharged for data requests, lawyer says
The city charges a $50 per hour fee for the city administrator to respond to data requests and a $25 per hour fee when other office staff fulfills a request. State law dictates that governments may not charge more than the actual cost of fulfulling ...
Donald Sterling left hostile messages
LOS ANGELES -- Shelly Sterling's emergency motion to protect herself, her lawyers and two doctors who received hostile voice mails from her estranged husband, Donald Sterling, was denied Thursday by Judge Michael Levanas without prejudice as he did ...
Rochelle Sterling's Lawyer Claims Donald Sterling Threatened to Kill Him
The lawyer who orchestrated Rochelle Sterling's effort to strip Donald Sterling of any control of the Los Angeles Clippers claims that Sterling threatened to kill him last week. According to a court document filed by Rochelle Sterling in California ...
Lawyer asks court to expedite release of John Connolly
A lawyer for former FBI agent John J. Connolly Jr. argued Thursday that there are no grounds to reinstate his murder conviction for a 1982 gangland slaying, and urged a Florida appeals court to swiftly pave the way for his release. Connolly's lawyer ...
Carl Herold gets new lawyer, may already have one, in multi-count child sex case
HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Carl Philip Herold, facing multiple child sex abuse and sodomy charges, was given a court-appointed lawyer today during a hearing marked by confusion over Herold's claim that another lawyer has agreed to represent him -- even ...
NO lawyer caught receiving large volume of drugs by mail gets probation
A New Orleans attorney caught with 20 pounds of marijuana and more than $70,000 cash in his apartment has pleaded guilty to money laundering. He received a sentence of two years of probation and avoided prison time. The attorney, Cory Morton, 37, was ...
Kerik lawyer slams Tacopina again
Joe Tacopina's motion to dismiss Bernie Kerik's racketeering lawsuit is “an emotional outburst of feigned outrage” intended to derail efforts to expose the brash celebrity lawyer's long history of client misconduct, according to papers filed in federal ...
Donald Sterling accused of threats to lawyer
In the latest twist to a downfall triggered by more recordings, the Los Angeles Clippers' owner allegedly threatened to "take out" his wife's lawyer and sue two doctors who declared him mentally unfit. He made several calls to the doctors this month ...
Panel says man should have been appointed lawyer
FARGO, N.D. — An appeals court says a federal judge made a mistake by not appointing counsel for a Blanchard horse farmer who repeatedly demanded and rejected lawyers in a case that centered on North Dakota's fence law. La Verne Koenig was ...
Donald Sterling accused of threatening to 'take out' wife's lawyer, sue doctors
In the latest twist to a downfall triggered by more recordings, the Los Angeles Clippers' owner allegedly threatened to “take out” his wife's lawyer and sue two doctors who declared him mentally unfit. He made several calls to the doctors this month ...
'I took an oath to defend this guy': A Florida lawyer goes down to the wire on ...
'I took an oath to defend this guy': A Florida lawyer goes down to the wire on ...
Lawyer Gerald Ratner dies at 100; Crown family adviser, U of C donor
Gerald Ratner, a Chicago lawyer for more than 75 years who was a key counselor to the Crown family and a major benefactor of his alma mater, the University of Chicago, died today. He was 100. Mr. Ratner died in his sleep this morning, said Fred ...
Charlotte-based lawyer named chair of UNC's Board of Governors
Charlotte-based lawyer John Fennebresque was elected chairman of the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Governors on Friday, officials said. Fennebresque – a vice chair at the international law firm of McGuireWoods – is a UNC alumnus and has been a member of ...
Former Va. senator whose controversial resignation sparked investigation hires ...
Former Va. senator whose controversial resignation sparked investigation hires ...
Puckett retains lawyer, asserts innocence
Richmond Times-Dispatch Richmond Times-Dispatch. Former state Sen. Phillip P. Puckett, D-Russell, has retained a lawyer and is asserting his innocence as federal authorities investigate the circumstances surrounding his resignation. "It is absolutely ...
Lawyer Hired In UNC Athletics Probe Gives Briefing
Lawyer Hired In UNC Athletics Probe Gives Briefing. A former federal prosecutor hired to investigate academic irregularities involving athletes at North Carolina says he will follow the evidence wherever it leads. Loading… Post to Facebook. Lawyer ...
Former lawyer Gefsky avoids prison time
Westmoreland County Judge Al Bell called former lawyer James Gefsky a “good guy” before ignoring a prosecution request to place him in jail and sentencing him to probation for stealing from a client. Gefsky, 56, formerly of Greensburg, was sentenced ...
James Lantz | 1921-2014: Lawyer led Ohio House in 1959-61
He also was a candidate for lieutenant governor in 1962 and a lawyer in Lancaster. Leslie Lantz McBride said her grandfather was in charge of legislation that coined the state motto “With God, All Things Are Possible” and, at the time, was the youngest ...
Lawyer Plans Appeal In K2 Synthetic Marijuana Suicide Lawsuit
DETROIT (AP) - The family of a Detroit-area man who committed suicide will appeal a jury verdict that the death was not caused by the use of synthetic marijuana, the family's lawyer James Rasor said earlier this week. An Oakland County Circuit Court ...
Michigan Supreme Court cuts annual lawyer dues by $20
LANSING, MICH. — It's getting cheaper to be a Michigan lawyer. Active attorneys pay $305 a year to the State Bar of Michigan. But a portion of dues earmarked for the attorney discipline system will be cut by $20. The Michigan Supreme Court ordered the ...
Lawyer: Revel casino 'a melting ice cube' that needs help
CAMDEN, N.J.— Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel is "a melting ice cube" that needs immediate help to stay open until a buyer can be found, its lawyer told a bankruptcy court judge Friday. The $2.4 billion casino is back in bankruptcy court for the ...
Whipple-Lue's lawyer files emergency motion
The lawyer for the the group trying to remove Whipple-Lue from office, attorney Devlin Cooper, said he won't argue with Kendall's right to appeal. However, Cooper tells us he plans to file a "motion of reconsideration" Monday with the court of appeals ...
Lawyer: Hope Solo not guilty of crime
KIRKLAND, Wash. -- U.S. women's soccer star goalkeeper Hope Solo was arrested at a suburban Seattle home early Saturday on suspicion of assaulting her sister and 17-year-old nephew, but her attorney insisted that Solo herself was a victim in the ...
Lawyer: Hope Solo did not assault sister, nephew
SEATTLE (AP) - A lawyer for U.S. soccer star Hope Solo says she's not guilty of any crime, and that she herself was assaulted and injured during the altercation that led to her arrest early Saturday. Attorney Todd Maybrown emailed a statement on her ...
RI Supreme Court censures lawyer who continued practice after suspension
PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Supreme Court on Friday publicly censured a lawyer who serves as staff counsel in the Office of Legislative Counsel at the General Assembly. A majority of the justices said that Tracey Napolitano, a lawyer since 1997, ...
Lawyer finds home for Tsarnaev pal
The lawyer for Khairullozhon Matanov, a former cab driver who authorities say hindered the Boston Marathon bombing investigation, has found a place for his client to stay should a federal court judge release him after a hearing tomorrow. At a detention ...
Abuse suspect's lawyer has close ties to local judges
George Barrett, a longtime civil rights attorney — who has known Lewis since high school and once hired him to work for his law firm — called Lewis a “good lawyer. I've always found him honest and straightforward.” This is not the first time Lewis ...
Lawyer: Soccer star Hope Solo did not commit crime, was herself assaulted and ...
Lawyer: Soccer star Hope Solo did not commit crime, was herself assaulted and ...