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AC/DC Drummer Phil Rudd's Trial Delayed After Lawyer Quits
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has parted ways with the lawyer representing him on several charges, including "threatening to kill," prompting a New Zealand court to delay his scheduled appearance. The beleaguered musician was due in the Tauranga District ...
Judge Defends $1M Fine Against Lawyer Over Banned Testimony
A judge who lodged a nearly $1 million fine against a Philadelphia-area lawyer believes the attorney intentionally elicited banned testimony that caused a mistrial — and then lied about it. The judge says Berwyn lawyer Nancy Raynor failed to instruct ...
Hernandez Lawyer Makes Deflategate Joke During Murder Trial
A lighter moment during the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez came when one of his lawyers made a joke about Deflategate. Tire tracks were found at the crime scene. On Thursday, Hernandez's lawyer James Sultan asked ...
Bob Odenkirk Returns as 'Bad' Lawyer in 'Better Call Saul'
The first we see of the man we loved as Saul Goodman, he is behind the counter in a shopping mall Cinnabon in Omaha, Nebraska. We don't know why. And we don't know when, other than, presumably, it's several years before he came to be the ...
Judge to name ex-San Antonio mayor, estate lawyer to oversee Tom Benson ...
Judge to name ex-San Antonio mayor, estate lawyer to oversee Tom Benson ...
Lawyer Says Slow-Cooker Killing Followed Fight Over Politics
A defense lawyer says an argument about presidential politics led to a fight in which his client is accused of beating her 66-year-old friend to death with a slow cooker. A suburban Detroit judge on Thursday ordered 50-year-old Tewana Sullivan of ...
Chesterfield lawyer cut on face with box cutter during law firm ambush
CHESTERFIELD, Va. — An Amelia County man is behind bars after a violent attack inside a Chesterfield law firm. Kevin O'Hara, 46, was reportedly carrying a box-cutter when he entered Owen & Owens Wednesday evening. “We are certainly used to dealing ...
Carl J. Rubino, 100, Is Dead; Served as Lawyer in Quiz-Show Scandal
His lawyer was Carl J. Rubino, who died on Jan. 8 at 100. Mr. Rubino accompanied Mr. Van Doren to Washington, where on Nov. 2, 1959, testifying before an overflow crowd in the caucus room of the Old House Office Building, Mr. Van Doren admitted that he ...
Government Seeks Max 25 Years in Prison for Egyptian Lawyer
An Egyptian lawyer who admits spreading terrorist threats after the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies should be sentenced to the maximum 25 years in prison under a plea deal he reached last year, government lawyers say while his lawyers have urged ...
Amanda Bynes Lawyer Wants Money for Services, Ballet Slippers
Amanda Bynes Lawyer Fees Amanda Bynes just learned ballet can be really expensive, because the lawyer who fetched her dancing shoes and helped guide her in court now wants thousands of bucks for his efforts. Artemio Santiago, Esquire has filed legal ...
Chinese Student to Contest Expulsion From Norway, Lawyer Says
A lawyer for a Chinese doctoral student who was expelled from Norway last month on the grounds that his research could be used for military purposes said that the student would contest the Norwegian government's decision and that the case “will be sent ...
Katy Perry sics lawyers on Left Shark vendor
"Well, it looks like dictators and world leaders like Putin and Kim Jong Un or Chris Christie are much easier to deal with," said Sosa. "So I probably will go back to doing pieces about them and other world leaders. All this lawyer crap is very ...
Deflategate joke irks Hernandez judge
... park where Lloyd's body was found. They are also being taken on a tour inside Hernandez's home. Hernandez is not allowed on the tour, but lawyers for both sides and the judge are attending. Information from The Associated Press contributed to this ...
Lawyer says slow-cooker killing followed fight over politics
LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A defense lawyer says an argument about presidential politics led to a fight in which his client is accused of beating her 66-year-old friend to death with a slow cooker. A suburban Detroit judge on Thursday ordered 50-year-old ...
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer apologizes for making Deflategate joke in court
A lawyer for former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was scolded by a judge in court for making a joke about the Deflategate scandal while questioning a witness during Hernandez's murder trial. According to the Associated Press, ...
Now Sharyl Attkisson's Lawyer Suggests Her Personal Computer Wasn't Hacked
Sharyl Attkisson's lawyer told the Daily Beast that an investigation that found no evidence her personal computer was hacked is "irrelevant" because it reviewed the wrong computer, despite her own repeated claims that the desktop in question had been ...
Egyptian lawyer gets 25 years in prison for embassy bombings
NEW YORK (AP) - An Egyptian lawyer who pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill Americans in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa was sentenced Friday to the maximum 25 years in prison by a judge who decried the “horror in this world.” U.S. District ...
Disbarred Syracuse lawyer relying on judge for fraud retrial: 'He knows what a ...
Disbarred Syracuse lawyer relying on judge for fraud retrial: 'He knows what a ...
Defendant meets with lawyer, escapes in SF art-scam case
A convicted tax evader and trout poacher who was jailed while awaiting trial on charges connected to his refusal to pay for an $11 million art purchase escaped from the San Francisco federal building while meeting with his attorney, authorities said ...
Suspect in Kansas Jewish Sites Killings to Get New Lawyer
The lead attorney for a white supremacist from Missouri charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in Kansas has withdrawn from the case. During a hearing Friday, attorney Ron Evans asked to withdraw because of a breakdown in communication with ...
RadioShack would accept liquidation bids: lawyer
(Reuters) - A lawyer for RadioShack on Friday said the bankrupt electronics chain would accept all kinds of bids for its assets, including from liquidators, although any transaction would require court approval. RadioShack, which filed for Chapter 11 ...
Stop-and-frisk lawyer makes more than $500k a year
The biggest winner in the stop-and-frisk lawsuit against the city: the court-appointed monitor in charge of NYPD oversight. White-shoe lawyer Peter Zimroth is making $43,750 a month –or $525,000 annually — as the federal monitor tapped to rein in ...
Rhodes' lawyer seeks state parole records
This is a Feb. 2011 file photo of Teri Rhodes, of Commerce, Michigan, arriving on Feb. 4, 2011 at the Erie County Courthouse in Erie. Rhodes was sentenced on voluntary manslaughter charges in the Aug. 12, 2007, death of her newborn baby in an ...
Lawyer who lost files in Brooklyn blaze suing city for $20M
Lawyer Robert Vilensky, who has represented victims of the 2013 Metro-North derailment and last year's deadly gas explosion in Harlem, filed a notice of claim with the city Comptroller's Office Friday. Vilensky blames the FDNY for failing to ensure ...
Egypt lawyer gets 25 years for terror hits
New York. An Egyptian lawyer who pleaded guilty to conspiring to kill Americans in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Africa was sentenced Friday to the maximum 25 years in prison by a judge who decried the "horror in this world." U.S. District Judge ...
Former White House Lawyer Found Guilty in Wife's Attempted Murder
Former White House Lawyer Found Guilty in Wife's Attempted Murder. More. Act 3: Mary Margaret is now telling her story as a warning for other women feeling trapped in relationships. 7:19 | 02/07/15 ...
Swiss banker arrested in Germany over US tax case: lawyer
Thomas Green, Keller's lawyer at the law firm Sidley Austin, in an email Saturday confirmed that his client had been arrested and is being held in Germany pending his extradition. "I have not yet been in contact with Roger, but hope that can be ...
Family of Ramiro James Villegas hires lawyer in response to Critical Incident ...
Family of Ramiro James Villegas hires lawyer in response to Critical Incident ...
Cincinnati lawyer was smuggler, model for Gatsby
This marks the first entry of our Cincinnati Icon Series. The Enquirer's RetroCincinnati reporter, Joel Beall, will regularly highlight someone who played an important part in the shaping of our city's history. To submit a nomination, send your ...
Egypt sets Feb. 12 retrial date for jailed Al Jazeera journalists: lawyer
12 as the start date of a retrial for two jailed Al Jazeera journalists, the lawyer for one of the defendants said on Sunday. "The session has been set for Feb. 12, 2015. It is the new session for the retrial," said Mostafa Nagy, lawyer for Egyptian ...
Harper Lee Lawyer Offers More Details on Discovery of New Book
The characters were familiar, as they would be to millions of readers — the crusading lawyer, Atticus Finch, and his feisty daughter, Scout. But the passages were different. Atticus was much older. Scout was grown up. The story unfolded in Alabama ...
Being own lawyer often 'a train wreck'
His lawyer told a judge in San Bernardino County — where the bodies were found and the trial is to take place — that Merritt has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure, doesn't think he has much more time to live and wants to clear his name as ...
Lawyer recalls 1999 explosion at now-UltraTec plant
MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Learning of Friday's UltraTec blast was a chilling case of deja vu for an attorney who got a call from victims of a pyrotechnics explosion 16 years before. “It appears to be the same type of explosion. A very large ...
Lawyer: Harper Lee Is “Hurt and Humiliated” Over Claims She Was Pressured to ...
Lawyer: Harper Lee Is “Hurt and Humiliated” Over Claims She Was Pressured to ...
Mich. mom tried to help son born in garage: lawyer
A killer mom in Michigan deserves an A for effort, according to her lawyer. Angela Alexie, who is accused of leaving her newborn son to freeze to death in a frigid garage, parented the boy “as well as she could,” the attorney said. “Based on her severe ...
Police union lawyer expected to offer changes to proposed civilian oversight ...
Police union lawyer expected to offer changes to proposed civilian oversight ...
Lawyer calls out Bill Cosby
Bill Cosby should meet with the dozens of women who are accusing him of sexual abuse and “let the healing begin,” said Boston lawyer Mitchell Garabedian — who spearheaded the clergy sex abuse lawsuits and now is representing a retired model who ...
Lawyer who discovered 'Mockingbird' sequel faces scrutiny
As her longtime protector, older sister and attorney Alice Finch Lee turned 100 and stopped practicing law a couple years ago, another lawyer in Alice's small firm became the point person for the "Mockingbird" brand. Tonja Carter had worked in Alice ...
The CIA Lawyer Who Led a Secret Effort to Spy on the Senate
Now the public can read an extraordinary, recently released memo written by the unnamed CIA lawyer who led the effort to improperly monitor Senate overseers, outraging Senator Dianne Feinstein and prompting calls for a new CIA director. The document ...
GM extends top lawyer's stay as search for successor still ongoing
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co said it has extended the tenure of its top lawyer, whose department was criticized over how it handled the issue of the automaker's defective ignition switch linked to more than 50 deaths, and the search for a ...
'Better Call Saul' recap: Sleazy lawyer's twisted saga begins
In the opening scenes of “Better Call Saul,” the spinoff of AMC's “Breaking Bad” series, viewers don't see the familiar harsh desert and azure sky of Albuquerque. Instead, the pilot episode's black-and-white images depict snowy Nebraska, where criminal ...
GM Extends Top Lawyer's Stay As Search For Successor Still Ongoing
DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co said it has extended the tenure of its top lawyer, whose department was criticized over how it handled the issue of the automaker's defective ignition switch linked to more than 50 deaths, and the search for a ...
Top GM lawyer to delay retirement until successor named
General Motors top lawyer has deferred his retirement to July because the company has not yet found his successor, according to a filing last week with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission. Mike Millikin, the automaker's general counsel who came ...
St. Louis police union lawyer offers changes to proposed civilian oversight board
ST. LOUIS • An aldermanic committee convened Monday morning to once again consider the issue of instituting a civilian oversight board to review complaints against St. Louis police officers. Neil Bruntrager, a lawyer for the St. Louis police union ...
Erlanger mayor to veteran city lawyer: you're out
ERLANGER – In what seems a revolving door of new city mayors in, veteran city staff out, another city attorney has been fired. Erlanger City Attorney Frank Wichmann, known among numerous city attorneys and former mayors as "the dean of municipal ...
Left Shark Bites Back: 3D Printer Sculptor Hires Lawyer To Respond To Katy ...
Left Shark Bites Back: 3D Printer Sculptor Hires Lawyer To Respond To Katy ...
Prosecutor: Officer's lawyer improperly questioned jurors
A former Des Moines police officer's attorney improperly influenced potential jurors during the officer's trial last year for allegedly kicking a man in the head, according to a motion in the ongoing case. Federal prosecutors preparing for a second ...
State lawyer says union's case against vouchers just “speculation”
Florida Education Association attorneys squared off against lawyers for the state and parents whose children receive Florida tax credit scholarships. The program this year is poised to serve 69,000 low-income students while drawing $357.8 million in ...
Pittsburgh lawyer pleads guilty to embezzling his firm
A Pittsburgh lawyer waived indictment and pleaded guilty today to bank fraud in connection with several schemes, including embezzling from his law firm. Erik Sobkiewicz, 51, of Morewood Avenue in Squirrel Hill, was charged directly by the U.S. attorney ...
'Better Call Saul' Recap: I'm the Best Lawyer Ever
SPOILER ALERT: The recap for the "Mijo" episode of Better Call Saul contains storyline and character details. The Better Call Saul premiere gave us a lot of insight into who the pre-Saul Goodman Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk) is. And this second episode, ...