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Three Admit To Murder Of Prominent Tibetan Religious Leader In China: Lawyer
BEIJING (Reuters) - Three Tibetans in China have pleaded guilty to involvement in the death of a prominent religious leader and two other people, a lawyer representing the victims' families said on Friday, in Tibet's most closely watched murder case in ...
How much is Bobby Jindal's Common Core lawyer being paid? - The Times-Picayune
Gov. Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana Division of Administration and the state government contracts office have agreed to pay outside lawyers as much as $275,000 to represent them in state and federal lawsuits regarding the Common Core academic standards ...
Judge reprimands lawyer for dressing like 'something out of Harry Potter'
Judge reprimands lawyer for dressing like 'something out of Harry Potter'. Judge David Wynn Morgan asks the lawyer, who had been referring to himself as Lord Harley, why he was wearing colourful ribbons and badges on his robes. Lawyer Andrew Blacker ...
Judge criticises lawyer for 'Harry Potter' appearance
A judge has criticised a lawyer for appearing in court looking like "something out of Harry Potter". Long-haired Alan Blacker appeared with St John Ambulance medals and ribbons on his breast during a trial in Cardiff Crown Court. Judge David Wynn ...
Edward Norton, lawyer whose tax flouting nearly cost wife a career in Congress ...
Edward Norton, lawyer whose tax flouting nearly cost wife a career in Congress ...
Lawyer: Case Against Maserati Cop Car Driver Silly
The lawyer for a Massachusetts man facing charges of impersonating a police officer for driving around a Maserati painted to resemble a police cruiser calls the case against his client "silly." Attorney Russell Matson tells The Patriot Ledger ...
Lawyer told off for 'dressing up like something out of Harry Potter'
Lawyer Alan Blacker, who was representing a minibus driver accused of death by dangerous driving, was rebuked by Judge David Wynn Morgan in Cardiff crown court this week. According to WalesOnline, he was wearing a number of colourful ribbons and ...
Maureen McDonnell's lawyer: 'Weird is not a crime'
It is the last chance for the lawyers to sway the jury in the now five-week long trial. The McDonnells are charged with selling the governor's office in exchange for $177,000 in gifts and loans from Jonnie Williams Sr., former CEO of Star Scientific ...
Lawyer asks Supreme Court to deny 120-day delay
SEATTLE (AP) - A lawyer representing mentally ill patients who were “warehoused” in emergency rooms because no treatment beds were available urged the state Supreme Court on Friday to reject the state's request for a delay on banning the practice of ...
Disbarred Lawyer Can't Discharge Ex-Clients' $1 Mil. Claim
Li was the third lawyer to take on the case, which had been filed in 1990, and one of the prior lawyers had recovered $515,000. That brought the total amount to be distributed to about $4 million after the judgment was upheld in 2009, according to ...
Boston Scientific Wins Second Trial Over Vaginal Mesh
In the second case over the company's inserts to go to trial, jurors in state court in Woburn, Massachusetts, deliberated for 17 hours over three days before clearing Boston Scientific of liability for Maria Cardenas's injuries, Doug Monsour, one of ...
Real Estate Lawyer Denies Responsibility for Refi-Gone-Wrong
A new lawyer—the brother of the outgoing attorney—will represent plaintiffs who alleged that a lawyer had botched a refinancing deal, caused a foreclosure and lost $500,000 of the plaintiffs' equity. All but one of the five defendants have denied all ...
Appeals court throws out carjacker's sentence because he wasn't offered lawyer ...
Appeals court throws out carjacker's sentence because he wasn't offered lawyer ...
Ray Nagin 'indigent,' needs public defender, lawyer says as he withdraws from ... - The Times-Picayune
Ray Nagin 'indigent,' needs public defender, lawyer says as he withdraws from ...
USC's Josh Shaw Advised By Lawyer to Stop Talking to Police
The lawyer for Josh Shaw, the USC football captain suspended for lying about how he injured himself, has advised Shaw to stop talking to police investigators, he told ABC News today. The football player spoke twice with Los Angeles Police, lawyer ...
Lawyer: Oklahoma LB Shannon innocent, should play
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Frank Shannon's lawyer says the Oklahoma linebacker is innocent of sexual assault, and she believes coach Bob Stoops should allow her client to play in Saturday's opener against Louisiana Tech. No charges were filed against ...
Meet Texas Lawyer's 2014 Winning Women
Texas Lawyer first honored the Lone Star State's winning women in 2011. We decided to see who had risen to the top in the intervening three years. Texas Lawyer's editorial department began the five-month selection process by asking readers to nominate ...
Prominent McKinney lawyer accused of shooting at boyfriend
A well-known McKinney attorney is out of jail on bond, accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after police say she shot at her boyfriend earlier this week. According to the arrest warrant affidavit obtained by the Dallas Morning News, 46 ...
Bitcoin Foundation's Shrem Will Plead Guilty, Lawyer Says
Charlie Shrem, the former Bitcoin Foundation Inc. vice chairman, will plead guilty to unlicensed money transmission under an agreement with federal prosecutors, his lawyer said. Shrem was accused in an indictment of trying to launder more than $1 ...
How USC's Josh Shaw has access to high-profile lawyer is unknown
How does a college athlete end up with a high-profile lawyer whose client list has included Rihanna and Snoop Dogg? Shaw, who lied about how he injured both ankles last weekend and has been suspended indefinitely from the team, is being represented ...
Area lawyer uses old barn space to take on upstate developers
This week, Zamelis found out that his efforts on behalf of his clients resulted in him being named to a distinguished list of “Super Lawyers” for 2014, in the category of environmental law. He was the only solo practitioner in the list of 36 upstate ...
Tavares lawyer disbarred for witness tampering
Fearing disbarment, Tavares lawyer Curtis Leonard was sitting in the Lake County jail last fall, telling his client not to discuss a payment made to the man who put him there so “all of this will go away.” Shortly thereafter, Leonard, 36, was again ...
Lawyer: Tracy Morgan struggling after June crash
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for actor and comedian Tracy Morgan says he's having a tough time recovering from a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left one person dead. Morgan's attorney told the Star-Ledgerthat it may be months ...
State Department taps Texas lawyer to serve as 'America's ambassador to ...
State Department taps Texas lawyer to serve as 'America's ambassador to ...
Lawyer Barrett remembered as voice for underdogs
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Celebrating the life of a man who worked well into his 80s to give voice to the voiceless, civil rights attorney George Barrett's family, friends and admirers filled Cathedral of the Incarnation on Saturday for a tearful but often ...
Sentencing pending for Lafayette lawyer in Curious Goods case
Sentencing pending for Lafayette lawyer in Curious Goods case. Lafayette attorney Daniel James Stanford has been convicted of conspiring to distribute synthetic drugs, conspiring to introduce misbranded drugs into interstate commerce and money ...
George E. Barrett, a Tennessee Lawyer Who Fought for Desegregation, Dies at 86
George E. Barrett, a tenacious Nashville lawyer who represented unions, consumers, a strip club and the Democratic Party but was best known for his victorious, 38-year campaign to desegregate Tennessee universities, died on Tuesday in Nashville. He was ...
Lexington resident named 'Lawyer of the Year'
Best Lawyers, a respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Sullivan & Worcester Corporate Partner Harvey E. Bines of Lexington as the 2015 Boston Corporate Compliance Law “Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in each ...
Lawyer: Rosa Parks Artifacts Sold For $4.5M
FILE - This Oct. 28, 1986 file photo shows Rosa Parks at Ellis Island in New York. The fight over Parks’ estate has her valuable mementos stuck in a New York City warehouse. Martin Luther King’s children are quarreling over who owns his Nobel ...
Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says US Case Is 'Stacked'
Jason Wright — one of the lawyers defending Mohammed — resigned from the Army. He has accused the U.S. government of "abhorrent leadership" on human rights and due process guarantees and says it is crafting a "show trial." Wright joined the military ...
Local lawyer makes national magazine
Crystal Collins Spencer, an attorney with Spencer, Meader, Johnson, PLLC was featured in the August edition of Town & Country magazine. Appearing on page 121, the brief profiles describes Spencer as a “passionate litigator” and notes her fellowship ...
Cyclist killed in Seattle was ACLU lawyer
Sher Kung, right, a Seattle lawyer who worked with the ACLU, was killed in a bicycle accident Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. In this photo taken Sept. 24, 2010, she looks on as Margaret Witt, center, and Witt's partner, Laurie McChesney, left, celebrate as ...
Lawyer helped drive on suicide issue
ADRIAN — Clyne “Ted” W. Durst, Jr., a lawyer, community philanthropist, and activist who campaigned for the failed 1998 ballot question to allow doctor-assisted suicide, died Aug. 20 at Grand Court Adrian after a lengthy illness. He was 83. In 1997 he ...