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Realtor-death suspect to act as own lawyer
The two will be tried separately, but Lowery's lawyers, Bret Qualls and Lott Rolfe IV, on Wednesday declined to schedule trial for their client, asking instead that the judge schedule Lowery's next appearance at her husband's July 7 trial. The two are ...
Jodi Arias' Lawyer: Mistrial Won't Change Sadness of Killing
The lead defense lawyer for convicted murderer Jodi Arias says jurors failing to reach a unanimous verdict in his client's sentencing retrial won't change the sadness from the 2008 killing. Attorney Kirk Nurmi spoke outside a Phoenix courthouse where a ...
Lawyer says client in Canada train terror plot was running a con
"Mr. Jaser was not sincere in anything he said," his lawyer, John Norris, said in the trial's closing arguments. "He was trying to run cons whenever he could, he was running short cons, he was running long cons," Norris said, citing recorded ...
Lawyer seeks to suppress statement in store owner killing case
The attorney for a man accused of murdering a South Avenue store owner has asked a Mahoning County Common Pleas Court judge to suppress a statement his client made to police. Judge R. Scott Krichbaum said today he will have a hearing on the motion ...
Mozambique: Opposition Lawyer's Killing Reminds of Violent Past
JOHANNESBURG—. The shooting death of a top opposition-allied Mozambican lawyer has analysts concerned that this nation's violent past has come back to haunt it. Gilles Cistac was a prominent lawyer and professor who had drawn criticism from ...
The Lawyer Telling The Supreme Court To Gut Obamacare Explained Why He ...
The Lawyer Telling The Supreme Court To Gut Obamacare Explained Why He ...
Julia Niswender's stepdad was home when police believe she was killed, lawyer ...
Julia Niswender's stepdad was home when police believe she was killed, lawyer ...
Orange County Lawyer Proposes Loony Law To Kill The Gays
Of course any lawyer would know that the U.S. Supreme Court case Lawrence v. Texas would overrule any of this, but hey what's stopping him once he's already on a roll? And if you're wondering, yes, Mr. McLaughin actually passed the state bar and is ...
Boston Marathon bombing defendant's lawyer admits he's guilty
In a blunt opening statement at the nation's biggest terrorism trial in nearly 20 years, Tsarnaev's own lawyer flatly told a jury that the 21-year-old former college student committed the crime. “It WAS him,” said defense attorney Judy Clarke, one of ...
Mike Ribeiro to fight lawsuit, his lawyer says
"In consideration of the people involved, especially the Ribeiro family, the National Hockey League and the Nashville Predators, I don't plan to discuss the facts surrounding these allegations in public," Brian Lauten, Ribeiro's lawyer, said in a ...
Judge: Spring Valley must pay for Delhomme's lawyer
As part of the ongoing lawsuit filed by Trustees Vilair Fonvil, Asher Grossman and Emilia White against Mayor Demeza Delhomme, state Supreme Court Justice Gerald Loehr has ordered the village to pay for a lawyer representing Delhomme at the same rate ...
Lawyer for convicted teenage killer asks for new trial
Jordan Anthony Brown was 11 years-old when he was accused of killing his father's pregnant fiancee and her unborn son. He was found guilty on April 13, 2012 of the 2009 shotgun slayings. NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Attorneys for a boy who was just 11 when he ...
Companies Turn Tables on Human Rights Lawyers
Over the past decade, companies doing business in Colombia, like Chiquita Brands and Dole Food, have incurred the wrath of Terrence Collingsworth, a lawyer who has accused them of mistreating workers or conspiring to kill labor activists. But these ...
Lawyer: Stepdad unfairly linked to EMU student's death
A Monroe man who was named a person of interest in the unsolved drowning death of his stepdaughter, an Eastern Michigan University student, is wrongly accused in the case — and in a related case of child-pornography possession, his lawyer said ...
Lawyer says brain tumor cause kleptomania in Woodbridge woman
Mark Murphy, Lassiter's lawyer, told Judge Victoria Willis in Stafford Circuit Court that Lassiter had been struggling with kleptomania for a couple of years. He said it was later discovered that she has a brain tumor, and Murphy surmised that is ...
Midstate lawyer Richard Angino battling banks in federal court
Midstate personal injury attorney Richard C. Angino and his wife, Alice, are pressing federal lawsuits against two banks they claim have improperly backed them into a corner filled with debt. Wells Fargo Bank and Santander Bank have refused to follow ...
Florida Man Drove to Lawyer's Office With Dead Body in Truck
A Florida man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup and drove to his lawyer's office, where he said he had killed the man in self-defense. Attorney Robert Harris said his client, John Marshall, 52, had missing teeth and appeared to have some ...
Fish Sandwich Chronicles: Pietragallo's journey from Rugby star in Europe to ...
Fish Sandwich Chronicles: Pietragallo's journey from Rugby star in Europe to ...
Florida Man Brings Neighbor's Dead Body to Lawyer's Office
Marshall claims that Hubbell tried to kill him first, his lawyer also said. In the days before the fatal incident, Harris advised his client to get a restraining order against the other man because he had threatened him over building on a property in ...
Florida Man Brings Neighbor's Dead Body To Lawyer's Office
A Florida man has so far avoided arrest after killing his neighbor and bringing the body to his attorney's office, in what his lawyer calls a “classic case of self-defense.” John Marshall's lawyer, Robert Harris, told the Huffington Post that his ...
Players union lawyer on NBA draft age limit: 'If they were white ... they ...
Players union lawyer on NBA draft age limit: 'If they were white ... they ...
George Clooney's wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, to be visiting ...
George Clooney's wife, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, to be visiting ...
Lawyer busted for stealing nearly $500K from clients
A greedy Manhattan personal injury lawyer was busted Friday for brazenly stealing nearly half a million dollars from settlements belonging to his needy clients including a grandmother and a 9-year-old girl, prosecutors charged. Disgraced former ...
Supreme Court allows Baton Rouge lawyer, disbarred 6 years ago, to resume ...
Supreme Court allows Baton Rouge lawyer, disbarred 6 years ago, to resume ...
Parsippany Council bid to hire special lawyer hits snag
The group also voted to hire Union City lawyer Wilfred J. Ortiz as an attorney for the Committee of the Whole but Barberio, who has the authority to contract with attorneys for the township, would not sign off on the hiring. Inglesino several years ago ...
Ex-Prosecutor Gets 6-20 Years For Murder Plot Against Lawyer
TRAVERSE CITY (WWJ/AP) - A former Traverse City-area prosecutor has been sentenced to six to 20 years in prison for trying to have another lawyer killed. Grand Traverse County Circuit Judge Philip Rodgers issued the sentence Thursday to 59-year-old ...
Mozambicans protest killing of prominent lawyer
MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Thousands of protesters marched in the Mozambican cities of Maputo and Beira, demanding answers over the killing of a prominent lawyer. Joao Mouzinho, a member of the Defiance Agenda civil society group and a student of ...
Mozambicans Protest Killing of Prominent Lawyer
Thousands of protesters marched in the Mozambican cities of Maputo and Beira on Saturday, demanding answers over the killing of a prominent lawyer. The marches were a call for justice, said Joao Mouzinho, a member of the Defiance Agenda civic group ...
Vidalia lawyer accused of stealing from clients refusing to leave his jail cell
An attorney for a Missouri couple suing Vidalia lawyer Wilson Smith on Friday asked a judge to find Smith in contempt of court and impose sanctions for repeatedly refusing to leave his jail cell for a deposition in the case. Savannah attorney Bart ...
Man trolls lawyer on Web, lawyer sues (guess who wins)
He found himself in court having to defend himself against accusations that he'd called Colorado lawyer Timothy Bussey a "scumbag." He was also accused of saying that Bussey's law firm, imaginatively named the Bussey Law Firm, lost 80 percent of its ...
Fort Lauderdale lawyer, philanthropist Gary Rotella dies at 63
In the middle of the night a phone would ring or a text would buzz. It was Gary Rotella again, up at 1 a.m., working on his next idea for a charity event. He needed to be up, his friends and family said, because he never stopped working to make life ...
No more "billable hours" for area lawyer
They're two of the most dreaded words you'll hear from a lawyer. No, not “you're guilty,” but “billable hours.” John Rabil stopped saying them in January. The 33-year-old Franklin attorney switched from a billable-hour system – the charge depends on ...
Top Clinton White House lawyer defends Hillary emails, but says probe OK
Lanny Davis, a top lawyer for the Clinton White House, on Sunday defended Hillary Clinton's use of personal emails as secretary of state -- but opened the door to an independent investigation. Davis argued that Clinton did nothing illegal by using a ...
Lawyer for father of Kuwaiti unmasked as 'Jihadi John' says no proof to ...
Lawyer for father of Kuwaiti unmasked as 'Jihadi John' says no proof to ...
Lawyer says no proof 'Jihadi John' is his client's son
But Salem al-Hashash, a lawyer who represents Jassim Emwazi, denied his client's son was the same person who appeared in the Islamic State videos and was dubbed "Jihadi John" by western analysts because of his fluent English. "We would like to point ...
Native lawyer wins lawsuit against Apple
A Tyler native has just won a half-billion dollar judgment against the most profitable company in history. Brad Caldwell, an attorney who now practices in Dallas, was born in Tyler and raised in Athens. He's the attorney who argued a $533 million ...
Suge Knight's lawyer says video clears former rap mogul in fatal clash
A lawyer who said he is representing Carter's family disputed Fletcher's claim that the victim had attacked Knight. "Mr. Carter was a respected businessman with no gang affiliations," said attorney Carl E. Douglas in a statement. "Any suggestion by Mr ...
Disbarred Baton Rouge lawyer to resume practice of law
BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Nearly six full years after the Louisiana Supreme Court disbarred the Baton Rouge personal-injury lawyer duo of E. Eric Guirard and Thomas R. Pittenger, the justices ruled Pittenger can once again practice law in the ...
'Suge' Knight's lawyer: Video of deadly wreck helps defense
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The new attorney for former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight says newly released video shows his client was attacked before his pickup truck ran over two men, killing one. Celebrity news website TMZ posted Monday what ...
Outgoing Pelham Manor Police Chief Al Mosiello hires lawyer amid email scandal
Prominent Yonkers lawyer John Murtagh has confirmed to News12 that he will represent Al Mosiello amid a racist email scandal that forced him out of his job. Mosiello, who served as Pelham Manor's top cop for more than three decades, agreed to retire ...
Lance Armstrong's Agent, Lawyer Helped Write 2006 Doping Report That ...
Lance Armstrong's Agent, Lawyer Helped Write 2006 Doping Report That ...
Chris Jones' lawyer predicts no indictment
As the rape and sodomy case against former University of Louisville basketball star Chris Jones moved Monday on to a grand jury, one of his lawyers predicted he will not be indicted. Jones waived his right to a preliminary in Jefferson District Court ...
Volunteer Lawyer Program Recognizes Champions
San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides free civil legal services to thousands of low-income San Diegans each year, recently presented its annual Volunteer Appreciation Awards at a reception held at Tom Ham's ...
Suge Knight's new lawyer touts same video defense
When last heard from, accused rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was firing his lawyer, claiming to be blind and headed for the hospital again from a court hearing on murder charges against him. On Monday, he showed up in court with a new lawyer but an old ...
Lawsuit contests CPUC lawyer hiring
A San Diego law firm is demanding that the California Public Utilities Commission try again, in retaining the services of a criminal defense attorney, claiming the right process was not followed initially. As first reported by U-T San Diego, the ...
Suspect's Lawyer: Slain deputy had history of violence
SANTA FE (KRQE) - The former Santa Fe County deputy accused of killing a fellow deputy, is now claiming self defense, saying his co-worker had a history of violence. Tai Chan's attorney filed a motion in court Monday saying, Jeremy Martin, the man he's ...
Facebook Fraud Suspect Ceglia Said by Lawyer to Be Missing
(Bloomberg) -- A man charged with fraud for claiming half-ownership of Facebook Inc. based on a phony contract and faked e-mails is missing, his lawyer said. Paul Ceglia, who twice lost bids to dismiss the charges, had been ordered to wear an ...
NY man missing ahead of fraud trial over Facebook claim: lawyer
But Robert Fogg, his lawyer, said Ceglia's ankle bracelet was found at his home after the U.S. Marshals Service was dispatched to check on him on Sunday. Fogg said he has not heard from Ceglia. U.S. District Judge Vernon Broderick has scheduled a ...
Morrisey retained private lawyer for advice on drug suit conflict
While his wife was working as a lobbyist for drug giant Cardinal Health in Washington, D.C., West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey hired a private lawyer to advise him whether he could take part in his office's lawsuit against the pill ...
Lawyer for Pa. teacher accused of sex with student says there's no crime since ...
Lawyer for Pa. teacher accused of sex with student says there's no crime since ...