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Gunmen Kill Former Lawyer for Pakistani Doctor Who Aided CIA
Police say a former lawyer for the Pakistani doctor who helped the U.S. find Osama bin Laden has been killed by gunmen in the country's northwest. A senior police officer Shakir Khan says unidentified assailants shot and killed Samiullah Khan Afridi ...
Lawyer wants Pasco officers charged with murder
In this still frame taken from a cell phone video provided by Dario Infante and taken on Feb. 10, 2015, Antonio Zambrano-Montes, left, turns to face police officers as one holds a flashlight and two others draw their guns just before shooting him in ...
Lawyer for Pakistan doctor who helped CIA find bin Laden shot dead
PESHAWAR (Reuters) - A Pakistani lawyer under death threats for defending a doctor who helped CIA agents hunt al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was shot dead on Tuesday, police said, and two militant groups claimed responsibility. Samiullah Afridi ...
Victim's lawyer: wrong Miss. St. player arrested
The good news for MSU is that the lawyer for the alleged victim claims that Jenkins was present but didn't assault his client. The bad news? The lawyer claims that it was two different Bulldog football players, safety Brandon Bryant and defensive ...
Seven-lawyer line-up for same-sex marriage hearings?
If the Supreme Court agrees to plans made by lawyers involved in the same-sex marriage cases, seven attorneys will take turns at the lectern for the two-and-a-half-hour hearing on April 28. Both sides in the four cases sent in their proposals on ...
Dr. Neulander's lawyer points to victim's family in courtroom: 'They're all ...
Dr. Neulander's lawyer points to victim's family in courtroom: 'They're all ...
Lawyer Cited After Dropping Bag Of Marijuana In Court
Lawyer cited after a bag of marijuana fell from his pocket while in court on behalf of a client. NEW LONDON — An attorney appearing in court on behalf of a client was cited for possession of less than four ounces of marijuana after a bag of marijuana ...
NSA's top lawyer joins private sector
The top lawyer for the National Security Agency, Rajesh De, has stepped down from his post and will join the law firm Mayer Brown. De's last day was Friday, and he plans to start at Mayer Brown in June as head of the firm's privacy and security ...
Lawyer: NCAA decision conflicts with previous rulings on pay
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A landmark ruling that opened the door for college football and basketball players to be paid went against all previous court rulings, including a 1984 U.S. Supreme Court decision, an attorney for the NCAA told a federal appeals ...
Lawyer for man charged with motor vehicle homicide asks that case be dismissed
The lawyer for an Elm Creek man accused of committing motor vehicle homicide on Oct. 12, 2014, in Grand Island asked District Judge Teresa Luther on Tuesday to dismiss the charges against him. Attorney Mark Porto said the actions of Larry Gydesen did ...
Terrorism Suspect Will Plead Not Guilty, Lawyer Says
A U.S. Air Force veteran and airplane mechanic accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group will plead not guilty to terrorism charges, his attorney said. Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, of Neptune, New Jersey, was indicted on ...
Pakistan's Samiullah Afridi, Ex-Lawyer for Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden ...
Pakistan's Samiullah Afridi, Ex-Lawyer for Doctor Who Helped Find Bin Laden ...
Brooklyn lawyer wants NYPD cops probed for Wikipedia edits
But only eight of those infractions involved NYPD professionals — six cops, a lawyer and former Commissioner Bernie Kerik. Glickman's complaint called that “an eye-opening disparity that ought to give rise to serious investigation.” DOI said it doesn ...
Jury awards $26 million to lawyer injured in 2005 taxi crash
A Cook County jury has awarded nearly $26 million to a former Chicago area lawyer and his wife after he was seriously injured in a crash while riding in a taxi on Interstate 294 about 10 years ago. Marc M. Jacobs was a passenger in a Yellow Cab taxi, ...
N.Y. man posed as lawyer to swindle N.J. company out of thousands, prosecutor ...
N.Y. man posed as lawyer to swindle N.J. company out of thousands, prosecutor ...
Ex-lawyer for doctor who helped CIA in bin Laden hunt killed in Pakistan
Unidentified gunmen attacked the lawyer, Samiullah Afridi, in his car near the city of Peshawar on Tuesday, said Mian Saeed, a police superintendent in Peshawar. Two different militant groups claimed responsibility for the killing. The lawyer had ...
The Arrogant Lawyer's Guide To A Successful Practice
Ed. note: Gary J. Ross was busy attending the ATL Converge Conference this week, so he didn't get a chance to write his weekly column. Filling in just this once is Mr. Arrogant Lawyer, who has somehow found time in his busy schedule to deign to share a ...
Jonathan Broyhill's lawyer contends Jamie Hahn died while trying to stop his ...
Jonathan Broyhill's lawyer contends Jamie Hahn died while trying to stop his ...
Ellen Pao's lawyer just served Facebook with a gender discrimination suit
The judge in Pao's case, coincidentally, expressed doubts this week as to whether her lawyers had proven "malice, fraud, or oppression," the standard for punitive damages under California law. Hong claims she received raises and got feedback that her ...
Lawyer of Bernal Heights landlord provides statement: 'There are many sides to ...
Lawyer of Bernal Heights landlord provides statement: 'There are many sides to ...
Robert Durst's lawyer: “He's not suicidal…He's in good spirits.”
Robert Durst, the murder suspect and subject of HBO series “The Jinx,” has been moved to a jail where he can be treated for mental illness. The New Orleans Sheriff's Office said the move to a facility an hour outside of the city came after officials ...
Top Wall Street Lawyer Slams Regulatory Environment
One of Wall Street's top lawyers says strains between banks and regulators have never been greater. After the record mortgage-related fines paid by banks over the last two years, “the regulatory environment today is the most tension-filled ...
Lawyer crusades for regulation after trampoline park injuries
Dukes' lawyer L. Chris Stewart now represents Magwood and a third, client who had to have his vertebrae fused after an accident at the same facility. “They haven't accepted any responsibility,” Stewart said. Stewart says the hard surface beneath chunks ...
Jeb Bush lawyer tries to stop radio ads touting Bush campaign
To avoid creating an impression that Bush was skirting campaign finance laws, his lawyer had to ask a Florida man to stop running ads touting the former Florida governor as a presidential candidate. Attorney Charlie Spies managed to get the Bush ...
Child porn investigators track IP address to lawyer's Weston home
A mediation lawyer was arrested at his Weston home Tuesday morning and charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. A mediation lawyer was arrested at his Weston home Tuesday morning and charged with 10 counts of possession of child ...
Lawyer in CHP beating case 'exploited' her client, judge says
A hearing over a financial settlement reached between a woman seen on video being beaten by a CHP officer and the woman's attorney devolved into an heated debate Wednesday between the judge and members of the public. Encouraged to attend the ...
S&M-loving lawyer tells court he 'enjoyed' strangling ex-girlfriend
Kinky Manhattan lawyer Ryan Hemphill, on trial for assaulting his ex-girlfriend, squirmed on the witness stand Wednesday as he admitted he took pleasure in choking her during sex. “Did you enjoy when you strangled her during sex?” asked Assistant ...
Outgoing NSA lawyer helped preserve controversial programs
The Harvard-trained lawyer, who departed last week as NSA general counsel, arrived at the spy agency three years ago following stints at the White House, the Justice Department and the 9/11 Commission. Soon enough, he found himself consumed with ...
Outgoing NSA Lawyer Helped Preserve Controversial Programs
When news of secret National Security Agency surveillance programs began breaking in June 2013, even government insiders had questions. Often, Raj De was the man with the answers. The Harvard-trained lawyer, who departed last week as NSA general ...
Crosby lawyer wants verdict thrown out
ITHACA – Days before James Crosby was scheduled for sentencing in a double-fatal 2013 car wreck, his lawyer requested that Crosby's guilty verdict be set aside. The sentencing is scheduled 3 p.m. Friday at the Tompkins County Courthouse, 320 N. Tioga ...
Bar Exam, the Standard to Become a Lawyer, Comes Under Fire
The bar exam “does nothing to measure lawyering skills,” said Kristin Booth Glen, a law professor and former dean of City University of New York School of Law, which trains public interest lawyers, “and only shores up the guild mentality that there ...
Human rights groups urge UAE to release jailed rights lawyer
Amnesty International and the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBA-HRI) sent a public letter to the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, to express their “grave concern” over the imprisonment of Emirati lawyer ...
Auburn city lawyer and former judge, Andrew Fusco, dies at 62
AUBURN, N.Y. -- A prominent Auburn attorney who served as a lawyer and judge for the city has died. He was 62. Andrew S. Fusco, assistant corporation counsel to the city of Auburn, died overnight, corporation counsel John Rossi said. Rossi said the ...
Green Bay lawyer suspended for 'breathtaking' offenses
Tina Dahle, who was admitted to the state bar in 2002, had her license suspended for 2.5 years for a list of offenses that "is nothing short of breathtaking," according to an investigator from the Office of Lawyer Regulation, an agency of the Supreme ...
Texas lawyer to interview 35 current, former GM execs
Up to 35 current and former General Motors executives, including CEO Mary Barra, could be deposed later this year by a Texas lawyer leading the personal injury portion of a lawsuit arising from the defective ignition switches the automaker recalled ...
Martese Johnson Press Conference Livestream: Bloodied Student And His ...
Martese Johnson Press Conference Livestream: Bloodied Student And His ...
Petition asks Texas Supreme Court to aid death penalty lawyer
Legal supporters of University of Houston law professor David Dow this week launched a counterattack against the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, asking the state's highest civil court to, in essence, nullify sanctions the CCA imposed on the famed ...
Lawyer: Martese Johnson is a respected leader, did not produce fake ID
Bruised with cuts still visible on his face, Johnson made his first appearance with his mom, brother, and lawyer by his side during a news conference Thursday afternoon. “I'm shocked that my face was slammed into the brick pavement, just across the ...
Charles N. Shaffer Jr., Lawyer Who Bolstered Case Against Nixon, Dies at 82
His father was a lawyer. His mother, the former Lucy White, worked at home. He graduated from Fordham College and Fordham University School of Law. His marriage to Diana Dolan ended in divorce. In addition to Ms. Randolph, he is survived by his ...
What does it take to disbar a lawyer?
From 1973-1976 I worked as the assistant court administrator of the Iowa Supreme Court. My job was to investigate complaints filed against Iowa lawyers for trust account violations and other ethical improprieties. A lawyer can be disbarred for ...
Bankrupt nonprofit's lawyer bills at $810 an hour
Burton Weston, the lead lawyer for the case, bills at $525 an hour. Lawyers on the case bill at $220 to $525 an hour. Paraprofessionals get $175 to $255 an hour. FEGS also hired Togut Segal & Segal, a law firm that has often worked with Garfunkel Wild ...
Matthew Gregory McLaughlin, California Lawyer, Proposes Ballot Measure ...
Matthew Gregory McLaughlin, California Lawyer, Proposes Ballot Measure ...
Ex-city lawyer convicted in fatal hit, run
RUTLAND — A former Rutland city attorney has been convicted of a fatal hit-and-run crash in 2013. Christopher Sullivan had pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of the crash and driving under the influence with death resulting. The crash killed 71 ...
Lawyers for CIA Leaker Cite Selective Prosecution After Petraeus Plea Deal - The Intercept
Lawyers for Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA official convicted earlier this year of leaking classified information to a New York Times reporter, have requested a reconsideration of his conviction because two former generals, David Petraeus and James ...
Robert Durst questioned for 3 hours without attorney: lawyer
Millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst's lawyer claims a Los Angeles prosecutor grilled his creepy client for three hours without him present. High-powered defense attorney Dick DeGuerin made the claim in an interview with CBS. “A prosecutor came out ...
Some 300 attorneys seek reinstatement of Texas death row lawyer
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A year's suspension for a Texas death row defense lawyer as punishment for submitting documents late was unwarranted and will interfere with his work for others awaiting execution, a petition signed by about 300 lawyers ...
Lawyer says client never confessed to shooting victim
Suspects arrested by police were (left to right) Milton Curry, Jodeci Sanders and Nebrasker Burnhart. Photo: Special to The Star. Betty's BBQ. Posted: Friday, March 20, 2015 1:29 pm | Updated: 1:31 pm, Fri Mar 20, 2015. Lawyer says client never ...
Despite Top Lawyer's Fears, Regulators Can Be Held in Check
The Wall Street lawyer H. Rodgin Cohen hit a sour regulatory note this week. Mr. Cohen, Sullivan & Cromwell's top bank advocate, thinks watchdogs have gone overboard to prove they're not captured by the industry. That may resonate with many in Congress ...
Austin lawyer Adam Reposa says he put up 'white people' stickers
AUSTIN (KXAN) — An Austin lawyer is claiming responsibility for several stickers placed on East Austin businesses that claimed they were “exclusively for white people.” Adam Reposa posted the video on YouTube and made a statement on Facebook saying ...
Austin lawyer appears to claim credit for “white people” stickers
“Why I did it is pretty clear because it would be obvious that even though people know the real problem — and the problem is people without money are getting (expletive) — they're getting pushed out, and pretty quick, this area of town is turning ...