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Clinton Willing to Testify to Benghazi Panel, Lawyer Says
Hillary Clinton's lawyer said she will agree to appear once before a U.S. House committee investigating the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, instead of twice as the panel has requested. Clinton, the former secretary of state at the time of the attack ...
Boston Marathon bomber's lawyer points to family dysfunction
Tsarnaev's lawyers are hoping his background — combined with their claim that he was heavily influenced by his volatile older brother, Tamerlan — will convince the jury he does not deserve a death sentence. Tamerlan was killed days after the bombing ...
Lawyer in murder retrial wants change of venue
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -. The new lawyer for a man whose conviction for killing his neighbor was overturned on appeal is asking for a change of venue. Quick Clicks. Judge approves 2nd lawyer for... Man faces second murder trial in... Court appoints new ...
Boston Marathon bomber shows emotion for 1st time at trial
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers called a Russian historian and a psychiatrist to the stand Tuesday in a bid to save the Boston Marathon bomber from the death penalty by portraying him as the product of a dysfunctional family from a turbulent corner of the ...
Dr. Neulander's new lawyer: 'It certainly is an intriguing case'
Syracuse, NY -- Dr. Robert Neulander's new lawyer said today he took over before the doctor's June 25 murder sentencing to get "a new set of eyes" looking at the case as it heads toward appeal. Gerald Shargel, a top New York City lawyer, said his ...
Defense lawyer cites Tsarnaev parents' mental illnesses
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers are hoping his background - combined with their claim that he was heavily influenced by his volatile older brother, Tamerlan - will convince the jury he does not deserve a death sentence. Tamerlan was killed days after the ...
Longtime Austin criminal defense lawyer Bill White dies
AUSTIN -- Local criminal defense lawyer Bill White, who has represented clients like former U.S. House leader Tom Delay and murder exoneree Michael Morton, has died at the age of 69. KVUE's partners at the Austin American-Statesman reported Monday ...
Lawyer seeks dismissal of Burgarello murder charge
The lawyer for a 74-year-old Sparks man accused of murder in the death of an unarmed trespasser says her client's mental impairment makes it impossible to try him without violating his constitutional rights and the Americans with Disabilities Act ...
Lawyer: 38 Studios documents shouldn't be released piecemeal
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawyer for two defendants in the lawsuit over the failed 38 Studios deal said he welcomes a public airing of the facts, but documents in the case should be released simultaneously. Rhode Island's economic development agency, ...
Mistrial declared in inmate-lawyer assault case
The holdout juror apparently was voting to acquit Jabot for the April 29, 2014, attack on lawyer Garfield Raymond in Washington County Jail. Jabot faces second-degree assault and attempted second-degree assault counts, charged with punching Raymond ...
Lawyer for Joni Mitchell says she may be released from hospital soon
FILE - This March 20, 2008 file photo shows Joni Mitchell, left, and Herbie Hancock perform as part of Nissan Live Sets on Yahoo! Music in Los Angeles. A Los Angeles judge on Monday, May 4, 2015, appointed Mitchell's longtime friend Leslie Morris as ...
Tsarnaev lawyer focuses on family dysfunction in Marathon bombing trial (+video)
Boston — Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers called a Russian historian and a psychiatrist to the stand Tuesday in a bid to save the Boston Marathon bomber from the death penalty by portraying him as the product of a dysfunctional family from a turbulent ...
Dorsey hires former Target lawyer Seng
Dorsey & Whitney has hired former Target Corp. attorney Bob Seng to serve as a partner in its benefits and compensation group. Seng was assistant general counsel for pay and benefits at Minneapolis-based Target. He left the retailer, where he led a ...
Lawyer continues arguing to let public into hearing for St. Louis County ...
Lawyer continues arguing to let public into hearing for St. Louis County ...
UVA Student's Lawyer: Officers 'Lacked Legal Justification' for Arresting Client
467619442-university-of-virginia-student-martese-johnson-and-. University of Virginia student Martese Johnson (second left) and his lawyer, Daniel Watkins (right), walk to the Charlottesville District Court in Virginia before Johnson's hearing March 26 ...
UK 'Flash Crash' Trader Navinder Singh Sarao Says He Did Nothing Wrong
Despite a passionate argument made by Mr. Sarao's lawyer, James Lewis, who said the trader “is a man of good character,” Judge Elizabeth Roscoe denied the request to waive the £5 million ($7.6 million) bail required for Mr. Sarao's temporary freedom, ...
Would You Tip Your Lawyer Or Your Dentist?
In discussions of the custom of tipping, you never hear typical consumers wish that they were expected or asked to tip their service providers in more industries. Yet Square, a service that lets small businesses accept credit card and direct mobile ...
Attorney for lawyer snared in DUI scandal: Newly disclosed video is 'game ...
Attorney for lawyer snared in DUI scandal: Newly disclosed video is 'game ...
Lawyer for former New York Jet Jermaine Cunningham seeks to get 'revenge ...
Lawyer for former New York Jet Jermaine Cunningham seeks to get 'revenge ...
Report's Author Is Former Football Player Known Best as Trial Lawyer
Over the course of his nearly 40-year legal career, Theodore V. Wells Jr. has defended a cross section of Washington politicians and Wall Street financiers, becoming one of the best-known trial lawyers in public corruption and insider trading cases. In ...
Local lawyer sues Manny Pacquiao over fight with Mayweather
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A local lawyer has come out swinging after the Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao fight. He is suing boxer Manny Pacquiao because the fighter chose to keep silent when he should have spoken up before the fight about a shoulder ...
Sanctions hit lawyer Lerner where it hurts most
Gentile continued: “The issue of vicarious liability for the ethical breaches of another lawyer without establishing actual knowledge or intent is one that the entire legal community needs clarified. It is novel, to say the least, and requires a level ...
Dennis Duby wants new lawyer
Dennis Duby Jr., accused of killing his 2-year-old stepdaughter, Dezirae Sheldon, has asked for a new lawyer. In a handwritten statement to Rutland criminal court, Duby said he is not happy with his representation in recent months because attorney ...
China Rebukes US Over Criticism of Civil Rights Lawyer's Detention
BEIJING — After criticism from the United States over the detention of a civil rights lawyer in China, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Washington should address human rights problems at home and stop trying to be the “world's ...
Burlington County lawyer representing NJ residents suing over Mayweather ...
Burlington County lawyer representing NJ residents suing over Mayweather ...
Sanctions hit lawyer Glen Lerner where it hurts most
Gentile continued: “The issue of vicarious liability for the ethical breaches of another lawyer without establishing actual knowledge or intent is one that the entire legal community needs clarified. It is novel, to say the least, and requires a level ...
At sentencing, defense lawyer calls murderer and rapist a "slightly boring man"
Steven Mathieson, 38, was high on cocaine when he stabbed 23-year old Luciana Maurer to death at his home in Glasgow, Scotland, then held two more women at knifepoint and raped them. The two managed to escape when he was distracted, reports the ...
Lawyer named new chair of Pa. Public Utility Commission
HARRISBURG, Pa —Gov. Tom Wolf is elevating a Harrisburg lawyer to serve as the new chairwoman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. Related. GOP seeks end to traditional pensions, employee concessions · Highmark to pay 30,000 claims ...
City lawyer weighs in on Arena sign debate
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -. Signs advertising for a law firm hung on the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena are illegal by both city code and state statute, according to the city's lawyer. Quick Clicks. Vote on controversial ads pushed... Signs on arena ...
Lawyer accused of stealing from wards gives up law license
A Columbus lawyer charged with pilfering funds from his wards while serving as a court-appointed guardian is giving up his law license. Paul S. Kormanik submitted his application to retire or resign to the Ohio Supreme Court on Dec. 17, but it was not ...
Lawyer: Officers 'doing well' after fatally shooting 2 gunmen at provocative ...
Lawyer: Officers 'doing well' after fatally shooting 2 gunmen at provocative ...
Today's Tech: How A Business Lawyer Uses Document Automation In His Practice
The thinking is that by automating and streamlining their firms' processes, preparing documents and providing other types of legal services will take less time, allowing lawyers to offer more competitive prices when faced with the prevalence of sites ...
Prescription Fish Oil Maker Hires Top Lawyer To Sue FDA On First Amendment ...
Prescription Fish Oil Maker Hires Top Lawyer To Sue FDA On First Amendment ...
Lawyer: Man to Plead Guilty to Setting Radar Facility Fire
A suburban Chicago contractor accused of setting fire to a radar facility and disrupting air traffic throughout the U.S. will plead guilty, his attorney said Thursday after the man appeared in court for arraignment. A plea agreement with prosecutors is ...
Warren Scoville, prominent lawyer in SE Ky, dies
A prominent southeast Kentucky lawyer who was active for decades in the Republican Party has taken his own life. The Corbin News Journal reported that Warren Scoville, 75, of London, died Thursday morning of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Scoville ...
$4.2 million verdict for lawyer who attempted suicide in psych ward
Philip Sandler, 63, lost more than half his blood when he tried to kill himself with a knife in the psychiatric ward at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove in August 2007, said his lawyer, Elizabeth Kaveny. “He was literally on the brink ...
Lawyer Still Charged Client after Conflict of Interest Found
He hired a lawyer for this. Gloria said, "He reassured me he would take anybody (and) he wasn't afraid of taking anybody." Gloria told CHANNEL 5 NEWS he felt confident in the attorney and the two made a deal. "He told me he was going to charge me $250 ...
Government must pay $4.6M to family of prominent lawyer Marilyn Dershowitz ...
Government must pay $4.6M to family of prominent lawyer Marilyn Dershowitz ...
Peeping Tom Attorney Can Lawyer No More
Hidden Camera Are you contemplating the life of a pervert? Ever wonder how being a peeping Tom might affect your legal career? Given the amount of stealth generally involved in the pursuit of said peeping Tom activities, one likely does not assume they ...
Soldier accused of dog killings denied court-appointed lawyer
The Fort Bragg soldier's request for a court-appointed lawyer was denied because of his salary, which the judge said is $70,000. Charlie remains in Cumberland County jail with bail set at $70,000. He is accused of going to a house and cutting the ...
Kenneth Stahli convicted of murder in Mason DeCosmo death; defense lawyer ...
Kenneth Stahli convicted of murder in Mason DeCosmo death; defense lawyer ...
Lawyer: Woman didn't steal dog in Morris Plains
The lawyer for a Denville woman who is charged with stealing a five-pound white Maltese dog named “Lilly” in Morris Plains last month said his client is an innocent animal lover who thought the dog was abandoned or lost. “This is a misunderstanding ...
Lawyer calling for missing kayaker's fiance to be released from jail
There's a call for the woman charged with killing her fianc while kayaking to be released from jail. The lawyer for Angelika Graswald said she hasn't been indicted by a grand jury in the death of Vincent Viafore and should be freed. "If she's been ...
Lawyer to update dental lawsuit
VICK SPOKE WITH LAWYER WHO IS REPRESENTING 4 PARENTS SUING DR. SNYDER. WE ARE LEIF OUTSIDE THE OFFICE ON THE SOUTH SIDE. VICK. THAT ATTORNEY SAYS THAT THE ALLEGATIONS ARE JUST SO SERIOUS THAT HE FEELS ...
Exclusive: Former Bush National Security Official To Be NSAs Top Lawyer
National security lawyers see it as one of the more coveted posts in government, in large part because of the complex legal issues involved in surveillance operations, and competition for the job is often fierce. Former occupants have come to the NSA ...
Judge Rules Against Google Lawyer in Eviction Case
A Superior Court Judge ruled this week that Jack Halprin, a Google lawyer and Mission landlord, had failed to pay required relocation fees to a teacher, her partner and their son who live in one of Halprin's units at 812 Guerrero St, according to the ...
Lawyer of Woman Accused of Killing Fiance in Kayak Speaks Out
Lawyer of Woman Accused of Killing Fiance in Kayak Speaks Out. More. Angelika Graswald feels police are judging her partly due to her behavior on social media following her fiance's disappearance, her attorney says. 2:46 | 05/09/15 ...
Former Maine Aquarium owner sues lawyer for rebuild role
BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — The old owner of a once-beloved aquarium in Maine is suing his former attorney with a claim that the lawyer intentionally mishandled a bankruptcy case stemming from an attempt to resurrect the facility. Former Maine Aquarium ...
Judge rules against Google lawyer in eviction case
A Superior Court Judge ruled this week that Jack Halprin, a Google lawyer and Mission landlord, had failed to pay required relocation fees to a teacher, her partner and their son who live in one of Halprin's units at 812 Guerrero St, according to the ...
Cemetery-swindle lawyer pleads guilty to bilking real estate clients
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A lawyer who is already on the hook for nearly $2 million in restitution for embezzling from a Richmond cemetery and for tax evasion, will have to dig a little deeper into his pockets. Timothy G. Griffin must come up with an ...