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Lawyer tells jurors Patti LaBelle had bodyguard beat cadet
An attorney for an ex-West Point cadet told jurors Tuesday that veteran R&B singer Patti LaBelle ordered her bodyguard to beat up the cadet as he waited for a ride home outside a Houston airport terminal, resulting in a brain injury that forced him to ...
Atlanta Lawyer Jonathan Rapping Among 'Genius' Grant Recipients
CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur ...
Lawyer: Team Gaye exploited Thicke's personal woes
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Thicke's attorney says the estate of Marvin Gaye exploited the singer's "moment of personal vulnerability" in an attempt to prove that the hit Blurred Lines was a ripoff of a Gaye hit. The estate sued Pharrell Williams and ...
Robin Thicke's Lawyer: His Vulnerability Was Exploited
"Robin's moment of personal vulnerability is being exploited in the hope of diverting attention from the obvious weakness of their legal claim,” Thicke's lawyer Howard King said in an email via his publicist. After first taking partial writing credits ...
Lawyer in Utah's gay marriage case wins MacArthur genius grant
Chicago• A civil rights lawyer who has been a leader in the marriage equality movement across the country, including Utah, is among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants." The Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur ...
Zimbabwean president wants to testify for Chicago businessman, lawyer says
Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has indicated through back channels that he may be willing to give evidence in defense of a Chicago businessman accused of illegally lobbying on his behalf, the businessman's lawyer's say. Greg Turner is due to ...
Lawyer tells jurors singer LaBelle had bodyguard, others beat cadet outside ...
Lawyer tells jurors singer LaBelle had bodyguard, others beat cadet outside ...
OTL: Brandon Marshall's Past
AP Images/Scott Boehm Lawyer Gloria Allred says the NFL ignored complaints against Brandon Marshall stemming for a 2006 allegation of abuse. At a news conference in Atlanta, Allred was joined by a friend of and the father of Rasheeda Watley, who ...
Lawyer training Maryland public defenders among MacArthur grant winners
Rapping calls the failings of public defender systems across the country a glaring injustice as a large and growing share of those in the criminal justice system cannot afford a lawyer. "Public defenders are doing the most important civil rights work ...
Judge: Reeves' lawyer was 'deficient'
Simms added that Brinson has a history of filing "false and malicious complaints, frivolous motions and groundless requests" aimed at harassing or intimidating opposing lawyers or judges. While she has told the media that she's being taken off the case ...
Jumoke Lawyer: Charter Group Not Responsible For Missing Equipment At ...
Jumoke Lawyer: Charter Group Not Responsible For Missing Equipment At ...
Trial Lawyer Gives $50M to Drexel Law School
Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline has amassed a fortune during a long career representing people harmed in unusual, and unusually tragic, ways. His clients include a 4-year-old who lost a foot on a subway escalator, Victim No. 5 in the Penn ...
Lawyer for suspect in Greece jewelry store heist: "He feels he's a victim of ...
Lawyer for suspect in Greece jewelry store heist: "He feels he's a victim of ...
Peterson's lawyer says no plea negotiations occurring
After the Vikings placed the star running back on the exempt/commissioner's permission list early Wednesday, his lawyer hinted a trial for Peterson in Texas wouldn't happen until 2015. Rusty Hardin said no plea negotiations were occurring and that he ...
Trial lawyer gives $50M to Drexel law school
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline has amassed a fortune during a long career representing people harmed in unusual, and unusually tragic, ways. His clients include a 4-year-old who lost a foot on a subway escalator, Victim ...
Miami County lawyer seeks special prosecutor
Attorney Christopher Bucio's lawyer Ian Friedman of Cleveland asked Miami County Judge Christopher Gee to prohibit the county prosecutor's office from investigating the pending case against Bucio because of an alleged conflict of interest. The office ...
Unborn Baby Of U.S. Suspect In Bali Suitcase Murder Gets A Lawyer
DENPASAR Indonesia (Reuters) - An U.S. woman detained on the Indonesian resort island of Bali in connection with the murder of her mother has retained legal representation for her unborn child, the suspect's legal team said. Heather Mack, 19, from ...
Innocent People In New York Who Can't Afford A Lawyer Are Pretty Much Doomed
Lawyer Christina Cagnina wanted to make the criminal justice system better when she started participating in a program in Onondaga County, New York, to represent those who cannot afford legal representation. But after 14 years, she felt she couldn't ...
Lawyer Suspended for Photoshopping Herself Into Dozens of Celebrity Pictures
As it turns out, California civil attorney Svitlana Sangary doesn't know George Clooney or Joe Biden or even Fran Drescher. But she does know how to use Photoshop. According to the Recorder, a California State Bar Court judge has recommended Sangary ...
Unborn Child of Bali Suitcase Murder Suspect Gets Lawyer
8/18/2014: Teen's Chicago lawyer says his client is being mistreated in an Indonesian jail. NBC 5's Chris Coffey reports. Mack and her boyfriend, Tommy Schaefer, were arrested last month in connection with the murder, a day after the body of Sheila von ...
AG: Bronxville lawyer lived large on clients' cash
Authorities say Bronxville lawyer Timothy Griffin lived large – and stole over $1 million from his clients to help pay for it. Griffin, 54, who has also worked as a prosecutor for the village, was arrested Thursday, accused of taking money from clients ...
Bonusgate lawyer Jeff Foreman disbarred by Supreme Court - The Patriot-News
Former Harrisburg lawyer Jeff Foreman, a prime player in the Bonusgate scandal, has been disbarred by the state Supreme Court for the "fundamentally dishonest" conduct that drove his crimes. The ban on his practicing law in Pennsylvania could be ...
Arab Bank Never Knowingly Supported Hamas, Lawyer Argues
Arab Bank PLC didn't help finance terrorism, because it never knowingly did business with anyone on a government blacklist, a lawyer for the bank said Thursday as a trial in Brooklyn entered its final stage. The bank, which is facing a lawsuit alleging ...
Judge orders Kenny Stabler's ex-wife to pay lawyer $200000 in malpractice ...
Judge orders Kenny Stabler's ex-wife to pay lawyer $200000 in malpractice ...
Senate approves St. Louis lawyer O'Malley as ambassador to Ireland
WASHINGTON • The Senate on Thursday confirmed St. Louis native and lawyer Kevin O'Malley as ambassador to Ireland. His was part of a series of voice-vote confirmations approved without opposition by the Senate as it worked toward a pre-election ...
Gloria Allred: NFL must 'get it right'
AP Images/Scott Boehm Lawyer Gloria Allred says the NFL ignored complaints against Brandon Marshall stemming for a 2006 allegation of abuse. In 2008, Marshall was suspended for three games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy, but the ...
Clinton, Obama, Clooney -- Lawyer Who Photoshopped Them Faces Discipline
An L.A. lawyer apparently thinks she can attract clients by making it seem like she's a celebrity magnate -- rubbing elbows with the likes of George Clooney, Obama, Clinton, Jamie Foxx, Dr. Phil, and on and on. Problem is ... she photoshopped them all ...
Lawyer: Helicopter company must pay for deadly crash
A Las Vegas police search and rescue helicopter lifts off at the Model Aircraft area at Lake Mead National Recreation Area while heading to helicopter crash site in the mountains in the background on Dec. 8, 2011. Five people were killed in a ...
Widely known defense lawyer Anthony Battaglia, dead at 87, litigated the big ...
Widely known defense lawyer Anthony Battaglia, dead at 87, litigated the big ...
Ghostwriting Appellate Briefs: The Rules Aren't So Clear
A pro se litigant badly wants to file an appeal but can't afford a lawyer. She approaches an attorney whose name she received from a friend and asks for help. Unwilling to sign on pro bono but feeling bad for a friend of a friend, the lawyer offers to ...
California lawyer facing suspension for Photoshopping herself into celebrity ...
California lawyer facing suspension for Photoshopping herself into celebrity ...
New graduate program disrupts lawyer monopoly over legal knowledge
The Northeastern University School of Law will launch an online master's program in Spring 2015 that focuses on equipping non-​​lawyers with legal skills and knowledge that can be applied in the workplace. Professor James Hackney, program director for ...
Massachusetts Teen's Lawyer Seeks Police Messages
A lawyer for the Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher is questioning the timeline given by authorities about the discovery of the victim's body. During a hearing Thursday in Salem Superior Court, Philip Chism's ...
Lawyer Nominated as Ambassador to India
Richard Holbrooke, the late veteran diplomat, left, with Richard R. Verma, then assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, in 2010. Credit Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. NEW DELHI — The Obama administration on Friday nominated Richard R ...
Steptoe Lawyer Nominated as US Ambassador to India
The White House has nominated a Steptoe & Johnson LLP lawyer as the next U.S. ambassador to India, the firm announced Thursday. Richard Verma, a senior counselor at the firm, will need congressional approval for the post. If confirmed, he would step ...
Senate approves St. Louis lawyer Kevin O'Malley as ambassador to Ireland
WASHINGTON • The Senate on Thursday confirmed St. Louis native and lawyer Kevin O'Malley as ambassador to Ireland. His was part of a series of voice-vote confirmations approved without opposition by the Senate as it worked toward a pre-election ...
Lawyer: Suspended teacher could be sued for inappropriate tweet about ... - Michigan Business Review
Lawyer: Suspended teacher could be sued for inappropriate tweet about ...
Leading Ladies: More Women Are Running Large Law
Now 36.9 percent of the firm's lawyers are women, the highest percentage among the large firms participating in Texas Lawyer's 2014 Women and Minorities Survey. (Texas Lawyer will publish a separate report on minority lawyers on Dec. 1). Nineteen of ...
Lawyer Up, Moms!
I'm still ticked about NBC's Parenthood. As you might recall, after Julia quit her big lawyer job, she struggled as a stay-at-home mom -- losing arguments with her kids, getting stuck on the worst school committee and agreeing to place her child in the ...
Alecia Lawyer celebrates ensemble's anniversary
Alecia Lawyer is the founder artistic director and principal oboist of ROCO also known as the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra. This year is the orchestra 10th season performing classical music on different venues in Houston. Lawyer founded the orchestra ...
Whistleblower Debates Top Spy Lawyer Over Surveillance Order
The intelligence community's top lawyer shared a stage Friday with an anti-mass surveillance whistleblower who insists the government unconstitutionally harvests enormous amounts of U.S. communications using Executive Order 12333. John Napier Tye ...
Judge Permits Hedge-Fund Manager to Seek Lawyer's Disqualification in ...
Judge Permits Hedge-Fund Manager to Seek Lawyer's Disqualification in ...
Lawyer to Ask Feds to Probe Utah Police Shooting
An attorney for the family of a black man who was killed by Utah police said Friday that he will ask the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate the shooting. Lawyer Randall Edwards said at a news conference that it's likely 22-year-old Darrien ...
Wisconsin AG hopeful drops defense lawyer donation
MADISON — Democratic attorney general hopeful Susan Happ has given a campaign contribution from a defense attorney who brokered a plea deal with her office to charity. Happ currently works as Jefferson County's district attorney. In March her office ...
Montgomery lawyer Susan James handles back-to-back capital murder cases
The prominent Montgomery lawyer just wrapped up a weeklong capital murder trial in Wetumpka. On Sept. 22, she is set to represent Auburn mass shooting suspect Desmonte Leonard in his capital murder trial. High-profile cases are nothing new for James, ...
Did the lawyer say what the alderman says he said?
It's clear from records obtained by the News-Leader that the settlement between Ozark and its former human resources director, and the resulting high deductibles on future claims, continue to rankle at least two city officials. Emails show one is ...
Lawyer no stranger to multi-tasking
Rio Rancho City Attorney Jennifer Vega-Brown sits at her desk in City Hall. She's held her position for four months, after working as an assistant city attorney for almost a year. (Rio Rancho Observer—ARGEN DUNCAN photo). By Argen Duncan / Rio Rancho ...
Lawyer for Utah teacher accused of sex with teens says she gave into student's ... - The Times-Picayune
Lawyer for Utah teacher accused of sex with teens says she gave into student's ...
Families of German MH17 victims to sue Ukraine: lawyer
BERLIN (Reuters) - Survivors of German victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 downed over Ukraine plan to sue the country and its president for manslaughter by negligence in 298 cases, the lawyer representing them said on Sunday. Professor of ...
Philadelphia lawyer Andrew J. Marsico charged with sexual assault
Andrew J. Marsico, 40, of South Penn Square, Philadelphia, was arrested Saturday and charged with sexually assaulting an unidentified 27-year-old woman Aug. 21 in Center City, police said. A.J. Marsico is identified on the website of the Harrisburg ...