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Lawyer: Terror-Case Client Is 'Terminally Ill'
The government is rushing to bring to trial a terminally ill Libyan man charged with a role in orchestrating al-Qaida's 1998 deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. Attorney Bernard Kleinman filed papers in ...
When Poverty Makes You Sick, a Lawyer Can Be the Cure
And the week after that. “Our lawyers were getting the same problem referred over and over in a short period of time,” said Elaine Fink, who is the co-leader of Child HeLP. “They looked at the map — they were all in the same neighborhood. They looked ...
Top GM lawyer's dismissal pushed
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ...
Kirkland & Ellis Adds Skadden Tax Lawyer: Business of Law
Tax lawyer Dean S. Shulman joined Kirkland & Ellis LLP's New York office from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. “Dean is a top-of-market tax lawyer with a perfect blend of intellect, experience and energy that complements and bolsters our ...
Warwick lawyer gets 30 months of home confinement in elderly embezzlement ...
Warwick lawyer gets 30 months of home confinement in elderly embezzlement ...
Lawyer says DA violated gag order in Ovalles case
WILKES-BARRE — The lawyer for a city homicide suspect and the Luzerne County District Attorney's office engaged in a heated war of words Thursday over whether remarks by DA Stefanie Salavantis violated a judicial gag order in the case. Peter J. Moses ...
Senators want GM to fire top lawyer
Washington - Lawmakers on Thursday demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and open its compensation plan to more potential victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition ...
Miami lawyer convicted of looting trust fund avoids prison time in judge's ...
Miami lawyer convicted of looting trust fund avoids prison time in judge's ...
Accused Traverse City murder-for-hire lawyer backpedals on plan to defend ... - The Grand Rapids Press
Accused Traverse City murder-for-hire lawyer backpedals on plan to defend ...
IPSO lawyer says civil rights lawsuit is without merit
Stansbury's lawyer, Harold Register, claims his client's Fourth and 14th Amendments were violated by “illegally and unlawfully” arresting the two without probable cause. He said his client continues to suffer nightmares and panic attacks as a result of ...
Lawyer: Pats delivered 34 texts, not pages
A lawyer for the New England Patriots cast doubt on whether investigators had obtained 33 pages of text messages between former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez and coach Bill Belichick, indicating in a statement that the team turned over 34 total ...
Lawyer: Unclear Where Casey Kasem's Body Is
A judge has granted Casey Kasem's daughter a temporary restraining order preventing the famous radio host's wife from cremating his remains, but it's unclear where those remains are or whether they've already been disposed of. A lawyer for Kasem's ...
Lawyer: Clippers Sale Could Miss August Deadline
A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion told a judge Friday that Donald Sterling's stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline. At a hearing to set parameters for the ...
Lawyer for prospective buyer Steve Ballmer says Sterling's delays may doom ...
Lawyer for prospective buyer Steve Ballmer says Sterling's delays may doom ...
Questions on Funding for Lawyer in Terror Case
The defendant, Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, who is being held at the Bureau of Prisons' Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C., is “terminally ill,” his lawyer said in a court filing on Thursday, without elaborating on his client's condition. Mr. Ruqai ...
Domitrovich lawyer wants more time
One of Domitrovich's lawyers, Leonard Ambrose, filed a request Thursday in the Court of Judicial Discipline in Harrisburg seeking more time to respond to the suspension request and the allegations against Domitrovich. Ambrose said he needed an ...
Slain bank robbery hostage's family lawyer seeks police chase records
Michael Platt, a lawyer for the family, made no reference to potential litigation against Stockton police or the other agencies involved in Wednesday's dramatic chase across three cities in San Joaquin County, but said the way in which Misty Jean Holt ...
Lawyer: Unclear where Casey Kasem's body is
A lawyer for Kasem's daughter Kerri Kasem said Friday that when he went to give a Tacoma funeral home a copy of the restraining order, he was informed it no longer had the remains. "They said they could not disclose where he had gone or where he would ...
Senators Call On GM CEO To Fire Top Lawyer
DETROIT (AP) – Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches. Thursday's grilling was ...
Kluwe's lawyer recently argued to keep report private
In recent days, former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe and his lawyer, Clayton Halunen, agitated the ongoing controversy with the team by claiming that the Vikings had reneged on a promise to make public the report of the investigation into Kluwe's ...
Lawyer: Unclear where Casey Kasem's remains are
SEATTLE (AP) — A judge has granted Casey Kasem's daughter a temporary restraining order preventing the famous radio host's wife from cremating his remains, but it's unclear where those remains are or whether they've already been disposed of. A lawyer ...
Lawyer: 34 texts between Belichick and Hernandez
BOSTON (AP) -- The New England Patriots' attorney says 34 text messages between coach Bill Belichick and former tight end Aaron Hernandez were provided to Massachusetts prosecutors investigating a 2013 killing in which Hernandez is charged. Andrew ...
In Hillsborough judge's race, legendary lawyer's son squares off against ...
In Hillsborough judge's race, legendary lawyer's son squares off against ...
Lawyer says Clippers sale could miss deadline
LOS ANGELES -- A lawyer for the man offering to buy the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion told a judge Friday that Donald Sterling's stalling tactics are threatening to doom the sale by pushing it past a contractual deadline. At a hearing to set ...
Law Review: Nightmare finally ends for a lawyer wrongly linked to Scarfo
There, the bookish securities lawyer with thinning gray hair and rimless spectacles was charged with conspiring with a group led by mobster Nicodemo Scarfo, son of the infamous former mob boss, to take control of a Texas finance company and then loot ...
Centenarian lawyer Murray Shusterman's secret: Keep going
On his desk was a Bar Association crystal honoring his 75 years as a Philadelphia lawyer. On the wall hung photos of Shusterman meeting presidents and statesmen - Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Supreme Court Justice ...
Canker-case lawyer wants more
The leaves of a Hamlin orange infected with citrus canker. (Photo: Special to the news-press). CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. The attorney for Lee County residents awarded nearly $8 million in compensation for trees destroyed in a ...
Lawyer: Los Angeles Clippers sale could miss August deadline
Levanas also barred Sterling's lawyers from calling opposing counsel to the witness stand. He also rejected a bid to strike the testimony and reports of two doctors who found the 80-year-old has Alzheimer's disease and is incapable of acting as ...
Lawyer: Location of Casey Kasem's body unclear
A lawyer for Kasem's daughter Kerri Kasem said Friday that when he went to give a Tacoma funeral home a copy of the restraining order, he was informed it no longer had the remains. "They said they could not disclose where he had gone or where he would ...
Barra Is Protecting GM Top Lawyer Millikin -- But Should She Be?
“I definitely would push Millikin on his sword” if he were Barra, Ayall Schanzer, CEO of Friedland Realty Advisors in New York, and a lawyer who has operated in the financial-services sector in the city for many years, told me. “It would be a way to ...
Players' lawyer discusses NFL concussion settlement
HADDONFIELD – New Jersey lawyer Craig Mitnick represents about 1,400 players in the NFL concussion lawsuit, from ex-quarterbacks Mark Rypien and Jeff Hostetler to practice squad unknowns. Some of his clients suffer from Alzheimer's or Parkinson's ...
Microsoft's Top Lawyer Is the Tech World's Envoy
Mr. Smith worked for years as a lawyer there before moving to Microsoft's headquarters here outside Seattle. While much of the tech industry looks upon government with a strong sense of skepticism, if not disdain, he has cultivated relationships there ...
In Transit: Lawyer's Metro-North commute never dull
Many mornings attorney Ashleigh Paige winds up rushing through the White Plains station to catch her Metro-North train. Loading… Post to Facebook. In Transit: Lawyer's Metro-North commute never dull Many mornings attorney Ashleigh Paige winds up ...
Anti-casino lawyer's license suspended for co-mingling funds
The gloves are off in the competition over who gets to open a casino north of the Big Apple. A civil-rights lawyer has filed a lawsuit to block the operator of the Aqueduct slots parlor from opening a massive Sterling Forest resort casino in Tuxedo ...
Lawyer: Unclear where Casey Kasem's body is
SEATTLE — A judge has granted Casey Kasem's daughter a temporary restraining order preventing the famous radio host's wife from cremating his remains, but it's unclear where those remains are or whether they've already been disposed of. A lawyer for ...
In Clippers court case, octogenarian lawyer relishes the ruckus
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With the $2-billion sale of pro basketball's Los Angeles Clippers at stake and the team's irascible owner refusing to bless the record deal his estranged wife brokered, Bert Fields can hardly keep a smile from his face. As one ...
Lawyer says Supreme Court ruling in state descrimination case has some positives
“It's funny when you read an opinion like this you think, 'well maybe the lawyers should have taken a different tactic is that what they are telling them?',” Newkirk says. “But I think that the answer is, noone would have predicted not even myself ...
Jailed Tajik Opposition Leader's Lawyer Detained
Tajikistan's Anticorruption Agency told RFE/RL that Shukhrat Qudratov was detained on July 21 on bribe-related charges. No further details were available. Qudratov is the second lawyer for Saidov to be detained by Tajik authorities. In March, Saidov ...
High-profile Pa. lawyer Edgar Snyder engaged in messy divorce: His own
Out of Pittsburgh comes a story that reminds us that even lawyers need good lawyers. According to TribLive.com, prominent Pittsburgh personal-injury attorney Edgar Snyder, who pitches his legal services in statewide TV ads, is engaged in a messy ...
Lawyer Smacks Judge Repeatedly With Flyswatter
So it's come to this. We live in a world where the headline “Lawyer Smacks Judge Repeatedly With Flyswatter” had to be written. That jumble of words came together to honestly describe an actual event. If you're still pining to live in a world of trial ...
Lawyer Can't Drop Client Who Has Death Wish
Because capital punishment is different, the lawyer for a prisoner who killed a man to reach death row may not honor his client's wishes by abandoning an appeal, the Florida Supreme Court ruled. James Robertson, 48, had already spent more than half his ...
Lawyer: Pelvic exam pics cost Hopkins $190 million
It all but closes a case that never produced criminal charges but threatened the reputation of one of the world's leading medical institutions and, according to lawyers, traumatized thousands of women, even though their faces were not visible in the ...
Lawyer says Kluwe lawsuit is coming Wednesday
If you missed the Friday night skirmish between the Vikings and former punter Chris Kluwe, you're in luck. Or perhaps not in luck. The fight will continue during the current work week, with Kluwe filing a lawsuit in Minnesota state court. Lawyer ...
Sterling CFO testifies Clippers sale must go through to avoid default
Then, on re-direct, Shelly's lawyer Pierce O'Donnell asked Schield if he thought it might be difficult asking investors to partner with Donald, given the damage to his reputation in light of his lifetime ban from the NBA and the racist remarks he made ...
Lawyer's Crowning Achievement Comes From Focus On Posture, Not Posturing
Small-firm lawyer Bill Alverson doesn't show up on the first page of Google if you search for “lawyer in Andalusia, Alabama,” where Alverson's firm is based. Which might be a problem for a lawyer relying on Google to generate clients. After all ...
Judge likely to grant request from lawyer for ex-Gopher quarterback for victim ...
Judge likely to grant request from lawyer for ex-Gopher quarterback for victim ...
Charges may be re-filed against lawyer in shooting case
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE)- The DA says she expects to re-file charges against an Albuquerque attorney shown on video shooting a homeless man. Monday, Defense attorney Chip Venie spoke out saying he wants his name cleared in what he calls a bogus ...
Crime Scene: Grenade missed sign of cop killing to come, lawyer says
A Yonkers lawyer, John Romano, said he represented Gonzales' landlord and was in Hastings Village Court three years before the shooting. When Gonzales' case was called, Romano said, Gonzales stood before the judge, pulled a grenade from his pocket ...
House GOP Demands FDA Explain Plaintiffs-Lawyer Lobbying
Would a federal agency go out of its way to expose an industry to vastly increased liability on the basis of consultation only with trial lawyers who stand to profit from more lawsuits? Apparently, yes. That's exactly what the U.S. Food and Drug ...
Lawyer: UK Officials 'Dodging' Accountability On Rendition, Torture
As Abdel Hakim Belhaj appeals the ruling that barred him from suing MI6 for its role in his rendition and torture in 2004, his lawyer told a British court that UK government officials are trying to evade responsibility and prevent the case from ...