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Police: Rock Hill lawyer shot, killed by son in Spartanburg
He was affable and, as lawyers must do, he fought for his clients. A real professional.” The killing shocked other lawyers who knew and practiced with Hinton. “Cyrus was not just a great lawyer, he was a great man,” said Leah Moody, a lawyer with a ...
Lawyer For Fired Fort Smith Officer Says Police Department Tried To Hack His ...
Lawyer For Fired Fort Smith Officer Says Police Department Tried To Hack His ...
Lawyer Says 3 Detained Chinese Women's Activists to Be Freed
BEIJING—. A lawyer says the families of three of five Chinese women's rights activists detained in Beijing have been informed that they would be freed on Monday. Liang Xiaojun said family members of the three were told they would be given a form of ...
Pedro Hernandez's lawyer slams Etan Patz murder confession in trial closing ...
Pedro Hernandez's lawyer slams Etan Patz murder confession in trial closing ...
China releases women's activists after month's detention
BEIJING (AP) — Lawyers said Chinese authorities on Monday released five women's rights campaigners whose detentions sparked an international outcry and underscored the government's tight restrictions on independent social activism. Lawyer Liang ...
City's top lawyer defends Koschman settlement as cost-effective
Lawyers for Nanci Koschman appealed the dismissal to the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month. Patton told reporters after the committee hearing that the city had a "strong legal defense" but that there were no guarantees the case wouldn't wind ...
Robert Durst's Lawyer: Feds, Locals Battling for 'First Crack'
The lawyer for millionaire real-estate scion Robert Durst said his client is in the middle of a tug-of-war between the feds and local authorities. Durst, 71, was indicted by a federal grand jury last week for having a gun even though he's a convicted ...
Case widens against Utah woman accused of posing as lawyer
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah woman accused of posing as a lawyer has been re-arrested and the number of charges she faces has tripled as state prosecutors take over a widening case. Karla Carbo, 29, was arrested Friday and is in the Salt Lake County jail ...
Lawyer Eating at Chick-fil-A Dropped Hundreds of Dollars on the Floor. Here's ...
Lawyer Eating at Chick-fil-A Dropped Hundreds of Dollars on the Floor. Here's ...
Utah woman accused of posing as lawyer, advertising online
SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah woman accused of posing as a lawyer has been re-arrested and the number of charges she faces has tripled as state prosecutors take over a widening case. Karla Carbo, 29, was arrested Friday on accusations she masqueraded ...
Lawyer: Phillips silence on lawsuit should cost him
An attorney for Katelynn Dunlap, whose 2013 lawsuit against former Sussex County Councilman Vance Phillips accused him of sadistic and illegal sexual behavior, argued to a judge that Phillips hasn't meaningfully answered the accusations and should lose ...
Timothy McVeigh Lawyer: How Tsarnaev's Defense Can Save His Life
As someone who was appointed by the federal court in Oklahoma City 20 years ago to defend Timothy James McVeigh, charged with the largest act of mass murder in this country's history, I know that any lawyer who undertakes a similar brief must be ...
A Divorce Lawyer Tips Her Hat to Criminal Lawyers
I'm one of those lucky lawyers who found her calling at the age of 7. L.A. Law hooked me. Today I focus on family/matrimonial law, but it wasn't Arnie Becker, the charming and unctuous matrimonial lawyer at McKenzie Brackman, who reeled me in. Rather ...
Wayne Co. appeals lawyer has no objection to retiring
“There is no lawyer whose skills and successes have contributed more to Wayne County's reputation for outstanding legal expertise than Timothy Baughman,” former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Patricia Boyle said. “He is known throughout the state and ...
Lawyer who sued after Ferguson wants special prosecutor in South Carolina ...
Lawyer who sued after Ferguson wants special prosecutor in South Carolina ...
Well-known lawyer shot, killed by 23-year-old son
SPARTANBURG, S.C. -- Osiris Hinton is in the Spartanburg County Detention Center on a murder charge for the shooting death of his father, well known defense attorney O. Cyrus Hinton, 47. Police said that Hinton, 23, shot his father in the back of the ...
Post reporter Jason Rezaian faces limited lawyer access before Iran trial
Jason Rezaian, a reporter for The Washington Post imprisoned in Iran for almost nine months, has had only one brief, cursory visit with his lawyer in advance of his upcoming trial, according to information provided by his family on Tuesday. Leila Ahsan ...
Lawyer: Tulsa reserve deputy to turn himself in
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A 73-year-old Oklahoma reserve deputy who authorities said fatally shot a suspect who was already subdued on the ground after confusing his stun gun and handgun will turn himself in Tuesday, the deputy's lawyer said. Robert Bates ...
Washington Post: Reporter's access to lawyer still limited
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian has had an "unacceptable lack of access to legal counsel" while jailed for nearly nine months in Iran and still has not had a substantive discussion with his lawyer, the ...
Emily Cohen, Convicted Boulder Lawyer, Wanted After Skipping Sentencing Again
Any lawyer worth his or her credentials will tell clients thinking about skipping out on court dates that doing so will only make things worse. Given that, it makes a certain kind of sense that Boulder attorney Emily Cohen is a wanted woman at this ...
Lawyer Becomes Fugitive From Justice
Last week, a disgraced immigration attorney, found guilty on 13 felony theft counts back in December, skipped out on her sentencing hearing. Her lawyers expressed ignorance and Judge Andrew Hartman told a packed courtroom that the convicted lawyer, ...
Lawyer representing whistle blowers finds malware on drive supplied by cops
An Arkansas lawyer representing current and former police officers in a contentious whistle-blower lawsuit is crying foul after finding three distinct pieces of malware on an external hard drive supplied by police department officials. The hard drive ...
Washoe school board hires lawyer for Open Meeting complaint
Facing complaint of an Open Meeting Law violation, the Washoe County School Board has hired a Reno law firm as its legal representation in the state investigation. The School Board will vote Tuesday afternoon on paying law firm Maupin, Cox and LeGoy ...
Bond hearing set for son accused of killing Rock Hill lawyer
Cyrus Hinton had been dealing with his son's behavior and disciplinary issues, said Twana Burris-Alcide, a Rock Hill lawyer and one of Cyrus Hinton's closest friends in legal circles. Other lawyers who knew Cyrus Hinton also said that he had been ...
N.J. Republicans lose top lawyer over Sheridan deaths
TRENTON — New Jersey Republicans have lost one of the state's most skilled and respected political lawyers because of the dispute over the deaths of John and Joyce Sheridan. Mark Sheridan — one of the couple's four sons — told NJ Advance Media on ...
Ask the Lawyer: Can my lawyer 'fire' me?
A: California Rule of Professional Conduct 3-700 addresses those instances when a lawyer must or may terminate services to a client. Typically, it requires court approval, with due notice to the client beforehand. The rule also states a lawyer shall ...
Lawyer: Rabbi Accused of Forcing Divorces Was 'Exaggerating'
An Orthodox rabbi accused of using brutal tactics to force unwilling Jewish men to divorce their wives was "puffing and exaggerating" when he talked to undercover FBI agents, his lawyer said Tuesday. Attorney Robert Stahl said during his closing ...
Brazil's president names progressive lawyer to Supreme Court
More than a lawyer, he is a humanist," said Gabriel Petrus, who studied law under Fachin at the Parana Federal University. Rousseff's decision to pick a progressive linked to social groups will balance Brazil's increasingly conservative Congress, said ...
Lawyer for pervy piano teacher calls David Oei an 'important ... responsible ...
Lawyer for pervy piano teacher calls David Oei an 'important ... responsible ...
Judge rules wife of former LA Clippers owner owed $2.6 million: lawyer
(Reuters) - A judge ruled on Tuesday that the wife of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling is owed $2.6 million from the woman he lavished with gifts and was behind his downfall, the wife's lawyer said. Shelly Sterling said in her lawsuit ...
Follow the textbook, not the tabloid, Andrew Steele lawyer tells jury
A lawyer for former Dane County sheriff's deputy Andrew Steele, who shot and killed his wife and her sister in August, told jurors Tuesday to follow the science, not a sensational story, to find that Steele was mentally impaired at the time of the ...
Lawyer: Passenger Heard Taser, Shots When Scott Killed
The attorney for a man in the car with Walter Scott before Scott was killed by a North Charleston police officer said Wednesday his client heard the crackle of a Taser and shots fired but didn't see the incident. Attorney Mark Peper said that according ...
Washington Post journalist jailed in Iran has only seen his lawyer once
Jason Rezaian, the Washington Post journalist imprisoned in Iran, has only been allowed to see his lawyer once, Carol Morello reports. Leila Ahsan, Rezaian's lawyer, met with her client weeks ago but was "prohibited from discussing his case or the ...
Lawyer From Rothstein Ponzi Scheme Appeals Sentence, The Inflation of Fed ...
Lawyer From Rothstein Ponzi Scheme Appeals Sentence, The Inflation of Fed ...
NOELLE NIKPOUR: One nation under lawyers
If nominated, Clinton would be the latest in a long, long line of lawyers at the top or near the top of Democrat Party presidential tickets. President Obama is a lawyer, and so is his wife, and so is his vice president. President Bill Clinton was a ...
Jodi Arias' Lawyer Tells How the Murderer Had to Keep Her True Personality ...
Jodi Arias' Lawyer Tells How the Murderer Had to Keep Her True Personality ...
Mike Hubbard's lawyer tells judge AG employees should testify on misconduct ...
Mike Hubbard's lawyer tells judge AG employees should testify on misconduct ...
Lawyer for Placerville grandmother calls husband's killing an accident
“I'd like to talk to you about a drop of blood,” defense lawyer David Weiner began as laid out his closing argument that Colleen, 73, is not guilty of the brutal shotgun slaying of her husband, Robert Edward “Bob” Harris, 72, in their rustic home on ...
Lawyer calls toddler death diagnosis 'archaic'
FREEHOLD – A defense attorney this morning implored a jury to let a Toms River babysitter go home to her husband and children, saying the woman is "one-thousand percent innocent" of the shaken-baby murder of a toddler in her charge, and questioning ...
Exxon lawyer: $8.9 billion pollution damage claim came "out of thin air"
A lawyer for Exxon Mobil sharply criticized New Jersey's claims about harm done by decades of pollution at two refinery sites, saying the state's $8.9 billion damage claim came "out of thin air." Jack Balagia, general counsel for the oil giant, claimed ...
Attorney: Woman accused of posing as lawyer is dedicated mom
SALT LAKE CITY — A South Jordan woman facing fraud charges for allegedly impersonating a lawyer made her first appearance in court Wednesday. Karla Carbo, 29, made a brief video appearance from jail Wednesday to schedule a hearing later this ...
Donald Sterling's lawyer criticizes wife's lawsuit victory
In this Dec. 19, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, sits with V. Stiviano as they watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles judge ruled ...
Cops gave a malware-laden drive to a lawyer for whistleblowers
Arkansas' Fort Smith Police Department may be responsible for some particularly sinister digital tricks, if you ask one lawyer. An attorney representing whistleblowers in a police corruption scandal says that the Department sent him a hard drive laden ...
Rabbi on trial for kidnap-divorce plot never had a cattle prod: lawyer
The namesake cattle prod that an Orthodox rabbi threatened to use against stubborn husbands never existed, a defense lawyer charged in closing arguments of the so-called Prodfather trial in New Jersey. Rabbi Mendel Epstein, 69, and three other men ...
Boston Bombing Trial: Family Wanted Tsarnaev to Fire Lawyer
Relatives of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the convicted Boston Marathon bomber, tried unsuccessfully to persuade him to fire his lead attorney and hire someone who would fight to get him acquitted, Time magazine reports. Judy Clarke and other attorneys for ...
Sampson lawyer: Skip sentencing
Gary Lee Sampson's lawyers are asking a judge to skip his sentencing trial in exchange for offering all his victims an opportunity to speak their mind. “Mr. Sampson is not realistically going to be executed,” attorney Danalynn Recer said yesterday at a ...
Nexsen Pruet lawyer named honorary consul for Japan
Robinson is a lawyer with the Nexsen Pruet law firm office in Raleigh and specializes in global commerce and trade. During this five-year term in honorary consul role, Robinson will report to the Japanese consul general in Atlanta. Robinson, who is ...
Lawyer wants to help DUI offenders get Snyder pardons
Rick Snyder's rare pardon of the drunken driving conviction for a politically connected Oakland County lawyer. In December, Snyder pardoned attorney Alan Gocha Jr.'s conviction in December 2007 in Bloomfield Township. It was one of 11 pardons the ...
Lawyer, witness, or both? Odd courtroom twist in Mike Hubbard hearing
"He's trying to function as a lawyer and he's also trying to function as a witness," White told Judge Walker. But prosecutors had objected to Ball's testimony to begin with, and Walker allowed Hart to proceed. Hart's questions and Ball's answers ...
Facebook's former top lawyer joins Andreessen Horowitz
Social networking is so passé. Ted Ullyot will now deal with legal minefields like bitcoin, drones and ride-sharing. Ted Ullyot, Facebook's top lawyer before stepping down in 2013, has joined venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz as its first ...