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ICC Lawyer, Activists Accuse Nigeria's Buhari of Violence
A Dutch lawyer at the ICC and Nigerian rights activists say they have evidence showing Nigeria's 2015 presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari instigated violence that led to the killings of some 800 people after he lost 2011 elections. "There are ...
Faith Seidenberg, Lawyer Who Won Women the Right to Drink at McSorley's Old ...
Faith Seidenberg, Lawyer Who Won Women the Right to Drink at McSorley's Old ...
Democratic registrar in Hartford will fight dismissal attempt, lawyer says
HARTFORD >> A lawyer for a Democratic registrar of voters says she plans to fight any attempt by the Hartford City Council to remove her. Council members have said they will seek to remove the city's three registrars following Election Day problems ...
China Extends Custody, Probe of Human Rights Lawyer
Pu, a well-known free-speech lawyer, was detained last May after attending a seminar on the 1989 pro-democracy movement. He was a participant in that movement, which ended when Chinese troops, backed by tanks, moved in to crush student-led ...
Jorge Neves, Holyoke lawyer and former councilor, dies: bar association
He was known as a hard-working lawyer who had a ready sense of humor. "Jorge was great to me in all my years as a city councilor," Councilor at Large James M. Leahy said. "He was with me back in 1999 when I first decided to run, and we have spoken ...
Lawyer for former Australian Guantanamo detainee says US agrees he is innocent
SYDNEY (Reuters) - The United States has agreed that former Guantanamo Bay detainee, Australian David Hicks, is innocent, his lawyer said on Friday. Hicks, who spent five years at Guantanamo, pleaded guilty in 2007 to providing "material support for ...
William Geoghegan, DC lawyer and Kennedy loyalist, dies at 90
William A. Geoghegan, a Washington lawyer who as assistant deputy attorney general in the Kennedy Administration worked on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and helped mediate confrontations between civil rights protestors and local authorities in the Deep ...
Downtown Bangor lawyer's looming visage sparks talk of closing sign ordinance ...
Downtown Bangor lawyer's looming visage sparks talk of closing sign ordinance ...
VIDEO: Man Lawyer Calls “Sweet Kid” Arrested in Castro Beauty Salon Arson
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — His lawyer says he's a “sweet kid” but a 25-year old San Francisco man could soon be charged with arson. Police say they arrested David Diaz in connection with a fire inside a Castro District hair salon on Saturday ...
Injury lawyer wins award
Beaufort lawyer Daniel R. Denton's firm Lowcountry Injury Law has received the 2014 Litigator Award from the Trial Lawyers Board of Regents, according to a news release. The firm won for personal injury litigation, one of 72 award categories. The award ...
Accused Speaker Silver's lawyer has defended corrupt pols
One of Sheldon Silver's lawyers has experience defending corrupt pols. Silver lawyer Joel Cohen represented former state Controller Alan Hevesi when he was accused of helping himself to taxpayer money for personal expenses. The 2006 case ended with ...
Local lawyer explains deflate-gate, crotch-gate
Local lawyer explains deflate-gate, crotch-gate. KIRKLAND, Wash. -- We asked local sports lawyer Scott Weitz about Marshawn Lynch, Tom Brady, deflate-gate, crotch-gate, and quiet-gate. Weitz is a. Loading… Post to Facebook. Local lawyer explains ...
Children's voices told woman to kill, defense lawyer says
Elita “Gaby” Maldonado killed a man who paid her for sex in an attempt to save her two daughters, whose voices echoed in her head, a defense lawyer told Clark County jurors Thursday. But prosecutors said Maldonado's story changed in the days after her ...
Lawyer vows Hartford registrar will fight dismissal attempt
(AP) — A lawyer for a Democratic registrar of voters says she plans to fight any attempt by the Hartford City Council to remove her. Council members have said they will seek to remove the city's three registrars following Election Day problems when ...
Cottonwood Barn hearing delayed after lawyer calls in sick
Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge was supposed to hear from witnesses Friday as she decides whether to allow the Cottonwood Barn to remain in business pending a decision on the venue's fate from the Court of Appeals. Judge Kuhnke told the ...
Lawyer: Man Sentenced For Crime He Can't Recall After Wreck
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) – A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to a year's probation for crimes his defense attorney says the man can't recall since a brain injury suffered in a car accident. Not only that, but defense attorney Stephen Misko says ...
Rich Lawyer's Wife Leaves Incredibly Drunk, Racist Message Promising ...
Rich Lawyer's Wife Leaves Incredibly Drunk, Racist Message Promising ...
Deflate-gate, crotch-gate through the eyes of a lawyer
(KING5)-- We asked local sports lawyer Scott Weitz about Marshawn Lynch, Tom Brady, deflate-gate, crotch-gate, and quiet-gate. Weitz is a lawyer at 206 Sports Marketing in Kirkland. Q. What's your legal perspective on deflate-gate? A. I think people ...
$73M Verdict Was 'Incredible' First Trial for This Lawyer
A young lawyer who had never tried a case was part of the team that won a $73 million verdict last week in Fulton County State Court for a man burned in a gas explosion. Christopher Newbern, 29, left his civil defense firm last year and joined the ...
US government admits former Guantanamo detainee wrongfully convicted: lawyer
[JURIST] A lawyer for former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks [JURIST news archive] says the US government admitted his conviction was incorrect and did not dispute Hicks' innocence. The US Court of Military Commission Review [official website] ...
Utah Supreme Court says convicted cop killer loses right to lawyer after threats
SALT LAKE CITY — The state's top court has ruled convicted cop-killer Curtis Allgier has forfeited his right to an attorney after he “repeatedly engaged in extreme dilatory, disruptive, and threatening conduct” toward his lawyers. “They are the ...
Former lawyer sues Baltimore City State's Attorney
Worsham is a former lawyer who was disbarred in October 2014. He told the court he had made several attempts to serve the lawsuit on Mosby. He even reached her by phone, but said after a brief conversation she hung up. Judge John Dunnigan said under ...
Springfield man admits armed robbery of Little Panda restaurant; lawyer blames ...
Springfield man admits armed robbery of Little Panda restaurant; lawyer blames ...
DA drops solicitation of minor charges against lawyer
Five months after a hung jury was declared in the trial of a local oil and gas attorney for solicitation of a minor, the District Attorney's office on Friday dropped all charges against the man. Richard Clayton Milford was charged with the state jail ...
Argentina Points to Spy After Lawyer's Eerie Death
BUENOS AIRES — Argentina's government asserted on Friday that an ousted spymaster was involved in the murky events around the death of the prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, with President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's ...
State treasury lawyer part of Sox deal under investigation
A key member of state Treasurer Deborah Goldberg's transition team is a prominent Red Sox lawyer who helped orchestrate the controversial Yawkey Way deal under investigation by the state Inspector General, the Herald has learned. David S. Friedman, a ...
Camas lawyer named to Superior Court
"Derek has a long-standing reputation in Clark County for being a smart and committed lawyer," Inslee said Friday in a prepared statement. "I know he's ready to take on this role and serve the people in a new capacity." Vanderwood, 47, of Camas ...
NFL adds all-pro lawyer to inquiry into Patriots
The NFL is upping the stakes in its probe of the New England Patriots and unleashing one of the country's top lawyers and a high-powered investigative firm to uncover the truth behind a scandal that has cast a dark cloud over the team as they prepare ...
Court: Rapist can't act as own lawyer
MUNCIE – A Muncie man accused of trying to sexually assault a woman nearly three years ago is not competent to act as his own attorney, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled last week. Santiago Valdez, now 58, was charged with attempted rape, criminal ...
Lawyer: NYU Student Set On Fire Was Drunk, So Maybe She Was Cool With It?
This week, a former NYU student was charged with reckless endangerment and assault after he allegedly set a sleeping classmate's bedding on fire, sang to her as she fought the flames, and then shared footage of the prank on Snapchat. But the lawyer for ...
Lawyer: Attempted Kidnap Suspect Needs Treatment
Lawyer: Attempted Kidnap Suspect Needs Treatment. Thursday a judge denied bond for 19-year-old Christopher Clarkson Taylor on kidnapping charges. He is accused of trying to kidnap an 11-year-old boy. Loading… Post to Facebook. Lawyer: Attempted ...
Herx lawyer no stranger to complex, tough cases
Kathleen DeLaney knew she wanted to be a lawyer from a very young age. Both her parents are lawyers: her mother Ann, a former Marion County deputy prosecutor, and her father Ed, a retired partner from Barnes & Thornburg who represented the ...
Ask an Attorney: How do I hire a lawyer?
Hiring, or what legal professionals call “retaining,” a lawyer is probably the most critical decision a person must make when deciding whether to take legal action. It also is one of the most overlooked aspects of deciding to enforce your legal rights ...
NYU Arsonist's Lawyer Suggests That Victim Was So Drunk That She ...
NYU Arsonist's Lawyer Suggests That Victim Was So Drunk That She ...
Lawyer: Pennsylvania man sentenced for crime he can't recall after wreck
BUTLER, Pa. • A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to a year's probation for crimes his defense attorney says the man can't recall because of a brain injury suffered in a car accident. Defense attorney Stephen Misko also says 23-year-old ...
Jaime Castano's Lawyer: Prosecution Can't Prove Woman Didn't Want To Be Set ...
Jaime Castano's Lawyer: Prosecution Can't Prove Woman Didn't Want To Be Set ...
Jackson lawyer suspended for nonpayment of fees
A Jackson attorney could lose his license to practice law unless he pays relicensing fees within the next year. Lawrence Hartnett, of the Law Offices of Lawrence B. Hartnett, is listed with 10 other attorneys who did not pay required annual fees to the ...
Former Madison immigration lawyer disciplined
A former Madison immigration attorney has been ordered to repay $14,000 and pay investigative expenses of $10,000 after the Office of Lawyer Regulation found he collected fees from clients but failed to do the promised work for them. The Wisconsin ...
ADVOCATE: Lawyer for Tom Benson's relatives maintain Saints owner was ...
ADVOCATE: Lawyer for Tom Benson's relatives maintain Saints owner was ...
Judge: Oakley violated Freedom of Information Act when lawyer ignored request ...
Judge: Oakley violated Freedom of Information Act when lawyer ignored request ...
Ukrainian woman pilot could die in Russian detention, lawyer says
"I appeal to you ... for law and justice," defense lawyer Mark Feigin wrote in an open letter to Putin published on the website of Ekho Moskvy radio, often critical of the Kremlin. "As I write to you, the time she has refused food is nearing 45 days ...
Lawyer: Abuse Prevention Program Protects Boy Scouts
An attorney defending the Boy Scouts against a sex abuse lawsuit in California says the organization acknowledges mistakes in the past but now has a robust child protection program in place. Lawyer Nicholas Heldt said Monday in his opening statement ...
Lawyer Says Ukrainian Woman Pilot Could Die in Russian Detention
MOSCOW—. A Ukrainian female army pilot may die in detention in Russia where she is on hunger-strike, her lawyer said on Monday, calling on President Vladimir Putin to release her. Nadiya Savchenko was captured by pro-Russian rebels while fighting in a ...
Lawyer: Melissa Rivers files lawsuit in Joan's death
NEW YORK (AP) – Melissa Rivers' lawyer has sued the clinic where her mother, Joan Rivers, had an endoscopy and later died. The attorney says Rivers also is suing doctors who treated her mother before her death. Rivers said in a statement that she filed ...
Lawyer wants test of 'powdery substance' found in deceased deputy's wallet
LAS CRUCES -- The lawyer for a former Santa Fe County deputy accused of killing a fellow deputy is requesting a test of a "white powdery substance" found in the deceased deputy's wallet. In a motion filed in Doña Ana County district court, Tai Chan's ...
Boy Scout files depict 'sordid' history of abuse: lawyer
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the Boy Scouts that has been documented internally by the organization for nearly a century, the victim's ...
Lawyer: NFL DeflateGate Investigation Won't End For 'Several More Weeks'
NFL-appointed lawyer Ted Wells said in a statement Monday that the probe into whether or not the New England Patriots intentionally deflated footballs during the AFC Championship Game likely will last “several more weeks.” “We are in the process of ...
Judge cuts $1.6 million jury verdict for lawyer against Sheriff Lott to $300000
COLUMBIA, SC — A Lexington County judge has slashed last summer's $1.6 million jury verdict against Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott in a civil case in which a lawyer claimed she was hounded by the Richland County Sheriff's Department, strip-searched ...
No environmental lawyer for Dunmore councill, for now
DUNMORE — Borough Councilman Timothy Burke on Monday formally proposed the borough hire an environmental lawyer to fight Keystone Sanitary Landfill's expansion plan with money the group set aside for landfill-related issues. But his proposal didn't ...
Rosemary M. Flannery, 93, Montco lawyer
Rosemary McCarron Flannery, 93, of Haverford and Avalon, N.J., a former Inquirer sports writer and one of the first women to graduate from Villanova Law School, died Friday, Jan. 23, of an aneurysm at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Mrs. Flannery blazed a trail ...