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Lawyer: Rick Scott broke law with private emails
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott's disclosure of nearly 200 pages of emails from a private Google account could become key evidence in an ongoing lawsuit that charges that the governor flouted the state's public records law. The Scott ...
Lawyer: Jailed Azerbaijani Activist Yunus Can Barely Walk
A lawyer for Leyla Yunus says the jailed Azerbaijani human rights activist can barely walk and has trouble breathing. After meeting Yunus at a pretrial detention facility on December 9, lawyer Ramiz Mammadov told RFE/RL that "it took her 30 minutes to ...
McIlroy 'Wiped' Devices to Hide Information, Lawyer Says
Rory McIlroy, the world's top ranked golfer, was accused by a lawyer for his former management company of “wiping” data from his mobile phone to hide information related to his split from the agent. McIlroy is suing Horizon Sports Management Ltd. in a ...
Lawyer says NYC jail guard being made a scapegoat for death of inmate
The lawyer representing a New York City jail guard, charged in connection with the death of a homeless ex-Marine in a 101-degree cell, defended his client, arguing that she is being made a scapegoat for the system's dysfunction. In a statement emailed ...
Execution Set for Man Whose Drunk Lawyer Botched His Defense
But none of that prevented him from representing Robert Wayne Holsey, a Georgia man convicted of shooting a deputy sheriff and scheduled to die this week thanks to what Holsey's current lawyers describe as unthinkable and almost criminally poor legal ...
Biz Bites: Jim Reed named 'Super Lawyer'
Jim Reed was named a “Super Lawyer” for the seventh straight year. (Photo: PROVIDED PHOTO). CONNECT 1 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE. Elmira man named 'Super Lawyer'. Jim Reed of the Ziff Law Firm in Elmira has been named a Super ...
Accused head-bashing NYPD cop on paid sick leave: lawyer
The NYPD cop who's under investigation for brutally bashing an alleged Brooklyn fare-beater with a baton has been on paid sick leave since last month's incident, his lawyer said Tuesday. The Daily News exclusively reported that Officer Evans Mazile, 28 ...
Lawyer for convict: No evidence ties client to North Chicago murder
New forensic tests are expected to conclude by next month in a murder case under dispute in Lake County, and a lawyer for the man imprisoned for the slaying said tests so far have neither linked his client to the crime nor identified an alternative ...
Mom Who Drove Kids Into Ocean to Plead Insanity
Prosecutors will drop attempted murder charges against a mother charged with trying to kill her three children by driving them into the ocean and she will plead not guilty by reason of insanity to child abuse, her attorney said Tuesday. Assistant ...
New lawyer, new trial date for man accused in Croswell slaying
The trial for a Croswell man charged in the Memorial Day slaying of his uncle has been adjourned while he waits for his third lawyer. Dan Van Norman withdrew as Jeremy Ginther's lawyer Monday. "He had a motion to withdraw as counsel based on a ...
Lawyer: Mom Who Drove Kids In Sea To Plead Insane
Ebony Wilkerson, who drove her minivan, with her three children inside, through a Florida beach and into the ocean has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated child abuse. Source: Volusia County Corrections ...
Movie Portrays Local Lawyer & Doctor's Fight Against NFL Over Concussions
Together, he and Pittsburgh lawyer Jason Luckasevic took on the National Football League over concussions and won. “Two young people being naive enough to realize what we were up against, but the end game is Will smith is playing him in a movie and ...
Azerbaijani Lawyer May Be Disbarred For Defending Rights Activists
BAKU -- A well-known Azerbaijani lawyer says he could be disbarred for defending prominent human rights activists and oppositionists. Attorney Xalid Bagirov told RFE/RL on December 10 that Azerbaijan's Collegiate of Lawyers had suspended his license ...
Ex-CIA Lawyer Says No One Was Misled On Torture, Abuses Were Reported
John Rizzo, who spent six years as acting general counsel for the CIA, says that while he believes intelligence gains justified the agency's interrogations, he understands those who feel otherwise. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use ...
Lawyer: American Arrested in Israel Denies Charges
An American Christian who faces charges in Israel of trying to blow up Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem denies the charges, his lawyer said Wednesday. Illinois-native Adam Everett Livvix, 30, has been charged with possessing weapons that Israel says he ...
Legal Aid: Jackie from Rolling Stone story hires lawyer
Palma Pustilnik, an attorney at Charlottesville's Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, said Wednesday morning that she'd been retained as counsel by the woman at the center of a Rolling Stone account depicting a gang rape at a University of Virginia ...
Chinese Rights Lawyer Pu Denies All Police Charges
A lawyer for detained Chinese legal activist Pu Zhiqiang said Wednesday he has denied police charges that fellow activists say were trumped up to silence the prominent government critic. Mo Shaoping said he obtained a police document urging prosecutors ...
Apple Lawyer: Media Wants to See 'Dead Man' Steve Jobs
Various media outlets are pushing a California court to release never-before-seen video testimony that late Apple CEO Steve Jobs filmed six months his death — and Apple's lawyers are fighting back. Legal teams from the Associated Press, CNN and ...
Lawyer With 3 Harvard Degrees Loses His Mind Over $4 Chinese Food ...
Lawyer With 3 Harvard Degrees Loses His Mind Over $4 Chinese Food ...
Drunk Yuletide Justice: SantaCon Hires Civil Rights Lawyer
SantaCon, the annual event at which drunken revelers dressed as St. Nick invade midtown, has put civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel on retainer as a representative. His hiring is part of the group's attempt to refocus on its original mission, which is ...
Don't Threaten or Intimidate UVA's Jackie, Lawyer Warns
A lawyer for the University of Virginia student who was quoted in a Rolling Stone story describing a gang rape at a fraternity party issued a warning Wednesday against threats and extortion attempts. The magazine apologized last week for "discrepancies ...
Rainmaking lawyer leaves one Chicago firm for another
Hurst and his Winston team represented Abbott in nearly every aspect of the litigation, according to American Lawyer magazine. Hurst could not immediately be reached for comment. Kirkland Chairman Jeffrey Hammes said in a statement: "Jim has earned ...
Lawyer: Find Magnotta Not Criminally Responsible
The lawyer for a Canadian man accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to schools and political parties around the country has asked jurors to find his client not criminally responsible. Luka Magnotta, who faces five charges ...
CIA Torture: Detainee's Lawyer Speaks Out
The recently released Senate Intelligence Committee's torture report has laid bare a detention and interrogation program that was even more brutal than most observers expected. Some politicians and pundits have said that the program has long since ...
SantaCon Hires Famous Civil Rights Lawyer To Defend St. Nicks
With the seasonal backlash against SantaCon in full swing, organizers of the infamous pub crawl have retained famous civil rights lawyer Norman Siegel to represent them. While the NYC SantaCon organizers have usually refused to speak with the press ...
Fiery lawyer Frank Mascagni arrested
Fiery Louisville criminal defense lawyer Frank Mascagni has been arrested for failing to comply with an IRS summons ordering him to turn over tax returns and other records. Mascagni appeared voluntarily Tuesday at the U.S. District Courthouse where he ...
Lawyer: Sammie Hill Is Innocent
"The situation is the situation, so I've got to let my lawyer take care of it. ... It's just something I've got to try to get past." Garland said Hill was involved in "first-time, one-night, consensual sex" with the woman making the complaint on Dec. 2 ...
Lawyer for Titans' Sammie Hill: Allegations 'bogus'
The lawyer for Titans defensive lineman Sammie Hill on Wednesday called sexual assault accusations against his client "bogus." "They are bogus, they are ludicrous, and they are a joke. Mr. Hill did nothing wrong,'' attorney Ed Garland said. "He had ...
Fiery lawyer Jonathan Alpert, noted for suing banks and the Bucs, dies at 69
The Tampa lawyer became known nationally for suing banks and securities firms, but he wasn't above tackling cherished local institutions — including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on behalf of unhappy ticket holders. "Jonathan always sympathized with ...
Sony Pictures Top Lawyer's Emails Exposed in Latest Leak
As had been promised by GOP (or Guardians of Peace), the hacking group responsible for the trove of leaked Sony information, one of the worst batches yet has been released: The email history of Sony Pictures General Counsel Leah Weil. The nature of the ...
Lawyer's appointment stalls bid to remove arena board member
The effort to remove embattled Luzerne County Convention Center Authority member George Horwatt has stalled because the lawyer handling the case was appointed a federal judge, the solicitor reported Wednesday. The authority voted in September to sue ...
Lawyer Who First Came Forward in 2005 To Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexually ...
Lawyer Who First Came Forward in 2005 To Accuse Bill Cosby of Sexually ...
Sheriff: Cook County Jail Inmate Attacked Lawyer During Visit
Jimmie Smith, who is housed at Division 9 of the jail, attacked the public defender as the lawyer and his legal partner were wrapping up their visit with Smith around 2 p.m., according to Cook County Sheriff's spokeswoman Sophia Ansari. Smith, 39, was ...
New York City SantaCon Retains Civil Rights Lawyer
Organizers of the SantaCon bar crawl have retained a civil rights lawyer amid growing opposition to the annual event from New York City neighborhoods. Attorney Norman Siegel says the Santa-clad participants have a right to express themselves as long as ...
Rolling Stone Libel Lawyer Leaves Wenner Media
As Rolling Stone's blockbuster campus rape story faces intensifying scrutiny, one question that has repeatedly been raised in the journalism community is “how did this get through legal?” The Observer has exclusively learned that upheaval within Wenner ...
SantaCon hires civil rights lawyer to fight bar-crawl Scrooges
NEW YORK -- New York City's annual bar crawl featuring thousands of red suits and red faces is set for Saturday. But with opposition for SantaCon mounting, WCBS reports the secretive organizers have hired a high-powered lawyer. But does the first ...
Lawyer says 10-year-old still in adult jail months after beating
A 10-year-old boy who's been in an adult jail since authorities say he fatally beat a 90-year-old woman two months ago is scared, lonely and misses his mother, his public defender said. The boy, one of the youngest ever to face an adult homicide charge ...
Mass. lawyer who represented North Providence Town Council under scrutiny ...
Mass. lawyer who represented North Providence Town Council under scrutiny ...
Lawyer for Riviera Maia tenants files suit
A Toledo lawyer has filed a lawsuit on behalf of some 39 former tenants of Riviera Maia Apartments claiming injuries, financial losses, and illnesses from conditions there. Jack Fynes filed the case early today in Lucas County Common Pleas Court naming ...
Accused Herald Square drunk driver is immigration lawyer
Stella Mednik, 34, of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, has been hit with a slew of charges including drunk driving, criminal possession of a controlled substance, four counts of serious injury, leaving the accident scene and refusal to take a breath test, sources ...
Macon lawyer found guilty of 3 counts of contempt
A Macon lawyer accused of contempt says she wasn't aware she was barred from filing anything in her former client's case until after she had already filed multiple documents. Attorney Veronica Brinson said she learned of the instruction for the first ...
Lawyer: Tracy Morgan's attorneys threatening truck driver's right to a fair trial
TRENTON — The lawyer for the truck driver accused of causing the New Jersey Turnpike crash that injured Tracy Morgan and killed one of his friends is accusing the comedian's lawyer of interfering with his client's right to a fair trial. Attorney David ...
Eric Frein's new lawyer no stranger to high profile murder cases
Eric Frein's defense may be a tough case, his new lawyer said Thursday, but it's the not the toughest he's ever tackled. "I've handled all kinds of murders," William Ruzzo said. "I've had child abuse cases that were extremely difficult. Mr. Frein's ...
Under investigation, ex-Galante lawyer resigns from bar
Former U.S. Attorney H. James Pickerstein, center, sit with his lawyers Andrew Bowman, left, and William Dow as he agreed to give up his law license in Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn. on Thursday, December 11, 2014. Pickerstein has been accused of ...
Lawyer seeks to delay trial of former prison chief
JACKSON -- The lawyer for indicted former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps wants to push back his Jan. 5 trial date. John Colette, in a motion filed Thursday, wrote that on Tuesday he received "75 discs of material produced from ...
Chinese Lawyer Detained for Invoking Constitution
At least 260 Chinese lawyers signed an open letter of protest on Friday after a fellow attorney was detained by police for defying a judge by invoking the constitutional rights of free speech and religion in court. Zhang Lei, a lawyer who drafted the ...
Frein's new lawyer no stranger to high-profile murder cases
Eric Frein's defense may be a tough case, his new lawyer said Thursday, but it's the not the toughest he's ever tackled. "I've handled all kinds of murders," William Ruzzo said. "I've had child abuse cases that were extremely difficult. Mr. Frein's ...
Lawyer Accused Of Mowing Down 5 People While Driving Drunk, Crack Pipes ...
Lawyer Accused Of Mowing Down 5 People While Driving Drunk, Crack Pipes ...
Lawyer: Cleared deputy never falsified Centro timesheets, thankful 'nightmare ...
Lawyer: Cleared deputy never falsified Centro timesheets, thankful 'nightmare ...
Cincinnati at center of British custody battle after lawyers say mom ...
Cincinnati at center of British custody battle after lawyers say mom ...