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Lawyer: Clapper Didn't Lie About NSA Program, He Just Forgot About It
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper didn't lie when he told a Senate committee that the government doesn't "wittingly" sweep up Americans' personal information, an agency attorney said Friday: He forgot that the program even existed. Robert ...
Defense lawyer seeks to move death penalty murder trial out of Jacksonville
Lawyers for Randall Deviney say their client cannot get a fair trial in Jacksonville because of the attention the case generated from The Florida Times-Union and multiple television stations. Deviney, 25, is accused of slitting the throat of 65-year ...
Dad needs international custody lawyer
So, your lawyer has to quickly prepare the required documents and your affidavit. Get affidavits from everyone — friends, religious leader, co-workers and students — who saw you care for your child. File those in both a civil abduction case you file ...
Michigan lawyer wants pig to run for mayor after ballot deadline mix-up
A Michigan lawyers wants his pig to enter into the Flint mayoral race after a mix-up threatened to keep candidates' names off the primary election ballot. Michael Ewing started the “Giggles the Pig for Flint Mayor” effort after learning that the August ...
A closer look at lawyer pay in Michigan: Any objections?
Few career fields bear the brunt of as many jokes as law professionals. But are lawyers in Michigan highly paid? It's a subjective question, but a glimpse into the median pay and billing rates, sorted by job category and by gender, of Michigan ...
Lawtendr Finds You a Lawyer by Asking Them to Bid On Your Case
Finding a lawyer when you need one can be a tricky task, but Lawtendr wants to make the process a little easier. You post the issue you'd like a lawyer to handle for you, whether it's a case or research or something else, lawyers bid on the task, and ...
50 Cent's lawyer dismisses jewelry bust-up allegations
50 Cent's lawyer has vehemently denied allegations suggesting the rapper's crew beat up a jeweller and stole goods worth $250,000. Robert Marin, who owns the LAX Jewelry Co., has filed a police report claiming he went to Las Vegas last weekend to sell ...
Wellington lawyer Nicole Hessen is super volunteer for local groups
As a busy wife, mom and lawyer, time is precious to Nicole Hessen. But that doesn't stop her from saying “yes” to a wide range of volunteer work. She sits on the boards of the Palm Beach County Hispanic Bar Association and the Palm Beach Bulls Youth ...
Incumbent, lawyer win seats on Richardson City Council
In the race for two Richardson City Council seats, incumbent Bob Townsend held off challenger Rick Wilder for the Place 1 seat. Attorney Mabel Simpson won comfortably against military veteran Claudia Tatum in the race for the open Place 4 seat ...
Lawyer wants client freed after fired Waterbury cop shown to be 'racist'
WATERBURY — The attorney for a man convicted of drug and weapons crimes based on the report of a now-disgraced police officer is asking for his client to be released from his prison sentence. Ioannis Kaloidis, attorney for 24-year-old Michael Green, ...
Revere lawyer said to have targeted Latinos
“Attorney Zak engaged in conduct that can only be described as despicable,” Commissioner Sunila Thomas-George said in a statement. “When tough times hit and hard-working families struggle to pay the mortgage, the last thing they need is to have a ...
Lawyer says former Franklin County jailer should get credit for time not in ...
Lawyer says former Franklin County jailer should get credit for time not in ...
US Lawyers Are A Money Laundering Blindspot, Some Argue
Regulators have effectively deputized U.S. bankers in the fight against money launderers and international terrorists, imposing increasingly stringent requirements that institutions know their customers and report suspicious activities, but critics say ...
Pitbull, strippers and hiring a lawyer
I remember before I became a parent, a co-worker of mine telling me that the night previous he had eaten dinner at Old Country Buffet. He's a foodie and a health nut too, so that's just about the last place in the world I would have expected him to eat ...
Indictment nears in crooked cop and celebrity lawyer corruption case
State Attorney Shai Nitzan told a group of hundreds of lawyers in the state prosecutor's office last Thursday that the case against David is “without precedent.” David is suspected of contacting other people of interest in the case on behalf of Fisher ...
Richard Levin, veteran bankruptcy lawyer, to switch firms
May 11 Veteran bankruptcy lawyer Richard Levin, who helped pen the U.S. federal Bankruptcy Code in the 1970s, is joining law firm Jenner & Block, the firm announced. Levin, who had chaired Cravath Swaine & Moore's bankruptcy group since 2007, will ...
Al Jazeera journalist sues employer for negligence: lawyer
At a news conference in Cairo, Fahmy's lawyer, Joanna Gialason, said the lawsuit asks the court to declare Al Jazeera negligent in its conduct toward Fahmy. It says the network should pay $100 million in punitive and remedial damages for its role in ...
Wife's lawyer claims fatal stabbing of husband was self-defense
Angela Kelsey-Mahoney looks over at friends and family as they enter the courtroom before Judge Raymond J. Kostrzewa at the Michael E. Kobza Hall of Justice in Muskegon on May 11, 2015. Kelsey-Mahoney waived her preliminary examination. (Andraya ...
Lawyer's testimony in DUI setup case brings halt to trial
Lawyers Stephen Diaco, left, Adam Filthaut, center, and Robert Adams are seated in Courtroom 15 at the Pinellas County Justice Center on Monday (5/11/15) in Clearwater, at the beginning of a hearing in the case against three Adams & Diaco lawyers ...
Graswald's lawyer seeks bail in kayak murder case
GOSHEN - Just after 11:45 a.m., a man from the offices of Angelika Graswald's lawyer, Richard Portale, dropped off paperwork requesting that bail be set for her. Graswald was arrested April 29, charged with second-degree murder after the April 19 ...
Kelley faces January trial; his attorney may be disqualified
During his tenure, Bartlett served as first assistant to three U.S. attorneys and supervised lawyers now seeking to put his client in prison. Kelley was indicted last month by a federal grand jury on 10 counts of lying to investigators and tax evasion ...
Brian Burke: About Your Divorce (Letter 111) — My Wife's Lawyer Doesn't ...
Brian Burke: About Your Divorce (Letter 111) — My Wife's Lawyer Doesn't ...
George Zimmerman's lawyer says bullet missed his client's head but shattered ...
George Zimmerman's lawyer says bullet missed his client's head but shattered ...
George Zimmerman involved in Florida shooting; bullet lodged in car, lawyer says
A July 2013 file photo shows George Zimmerman leaving the courtroom for a lunch break during his trial in Seminole Circuit Court, in Sanford, Fla. He was acquitted in 2013 of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, in a case that ...
Lawyer: Rabbi in DC voyeurism case doesn't deserve to spend time in prison
Bernard Freundel's lawyer wrote in a court document filed Friday ahead of his May 15 sentencing that putting him behind bars isn't necessary and that he should instead do community service. Prosecutors have recommended that Freundel spend more than ...
Ex-Lawyer Returns To Iowa Court, This Time To Face Charges
After years on the run, a former Iowa lawyer has appeared in court to answer fraud charges that made him one of the FBI's most wanted white-collar fugitives. More from KDLT. Kennedy, Trautmann Earn Daktronics Player Of The Year Honors · Iowa Man Gets ...
Fugitive Coralville lawyer pleads not guilty
After years on the run, a former Coralville lawyer has appeared in court to answer fraud charges that made him one of the FBI's most wanted white-collar fugitives. Dennis Bjorklund was arraigned in federal court in Des Moines on Monday, pleading not ...
Lawyer for Rabbi in Voyeurism Case Says His Client Doesn't Deserve Prison
A lawyer for a once-prominent Orthodox rabbi who pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping scores of women in a changing room of a Jewish ritual bath says he shouldn't go to prison. Bernard Freundel's lawyer wrote in a court document filed Friday ahead of ...
Jury Selection Completed for Dewey & LeBoeuf Criminal Trial
Lawyers for the defense anticipated that jury selection would take a long time because of the expected length of the trial, but they said they were pleased with the pace. On Monday, May 4, 12 jurors and three alternates had already been chosen. (One of ...
First-Time Mom At 50 Is Soon To Be A Lawyer
This is one story from Huff/Post50's new series "This Will Be Our Year: 15 Women Over 50 Shaking Things Up In 2015." We'll be following 15 remarkable ladies throughout the year as they make a radical change in their lives, whether it's embarking on a ...
Ohio Politics Now: Ohio's voting system challenged by Hillary Clinton lawyer ...
Ohio Politics Now: Ohio's voting system challenged by Hillary Clinton lawyer ...
Lawyer: Man in Zimmerman shooting acted in self-defense
(AP) — A shooting incident involving George Zimmerman is the latest in a series of run-ins the former neighborhood watch volunteer has had with the law, and a lawyer for the second man involved says his client didn't break any laws and acted in ...
Lawyer for Chicago Torture Victims: A Model for Responding To Police Brutality
Joey Mogul drafted the original reparations ordinance, co-founded Chicago Torture Justice Memorials, and is a partner at the People's Law Office. Chicago reparations can serve as model for dealing with systemic police abuse. Chicago made history when ...
Man in Zimmerman shooting acted in self-defense, lawyer says
(AP) — A lawyer for a man involved in a shooting with George Zimmerman in Florida says his client acted in self-defense. Attorney Mark NeJame says his client, Matthew Apperson, didn't break any laws because he was acting in self-defense during his ...
Teacher shot and killed ex-boyfriend cop in self-defense, lawyer says
MORRISTOWN — A former Morris County teacher acted in self-defense when she shot and killed a retired New York City police officer who was her ex-boyfriend, her attorney said Tuesday. Virginia Vertetis, 52, a former teacher at the Marie V. Duffy ...
Industry Rules No. 1-4079: A Conversation With Lawyer Julian Petty
But I meant, like, as Ali's lawyer to make sure he doesn't do anything actionable out here. PETTY: Oh, no. No no no. I don't check up on him like that. No, he's well in control of his faculties. ALI SHAHEED MUHAMMAD: That's a nice segue cause you just ...
DC Lawyer Couple Heads To Court For Brutal 'Torture Session' On Former Boss
A married lawyer couple from the District of Columbia is headed back to court Tuesday for breaking into the home of the wife's former boss and torturing him and his wife. Back in November, Andrew, 31, and Alecia Schmuhl, 30, allegedly abducted and ...
Reagan Shooter John Hinckley's Lawyers Say He's Ready To Be Free
A lawyer for John Hinckley told a federal judge Tuesday that it's time to grant the thwarted presidential assassin the power to leave a psychiatric hospital and live full-time with his elderly mother in Virginia. "Every witness agrees that he's ready ...
Lawyer: Fla. man shot at George Zimmerman in self-defense
LAKE MARY, Fla. -- A lawyer for a man involved in a shooting with George Zimmerman in Florida says his client acted in self-defense. Attorney Mark NeJame says his client, Matthew Apperson, didn't break any laws because he was acting in self-defense ...
Lawyer for 50 Cent Denies Rapper Robbed Man of Jewelry
A lawyer for rapper 50 Cent said Tuesday that neither the musician nor his security guards robbed a Los Angeles man of jewelry at gunpoint in Las Vegas earlier this month. Police are investigating a report that a jewelry company owner was robbed early ...
Lawyer: Zimmerman's Goal was to Get Away from Aggressor
One day in the future, probably in 2021 or 2022, all the living ex-presidents will shuffle on stage for the opening of the Barack Obama Presidential Center, which will house his official library and museum. We know, as of Tuesday, that it will be on ...
Lawyer takes the Fifth in trial over DUI set-up during Bubba-Schnitt lawsuit
In Campbell's telling, a version supported by the Florida Bar, he was set-up by three lawyers and a paralegal from the firm of Adams & Diaco. Together, they conspired to have him arrested and removed from a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit ...
When A Lawyer Becomes A Criminal
As a lawyer that itself wasn't a first, but it was the first time I sat across an attorney turned criminal and a criminal whose transgressions were so sensationalized as to make headlines across the world. I sat down with her to discuss her new book ...
Lawyer Campbell said DUI arrest came after he tried to be chivalrous
The lawyer whose Jan. 23, 2013, DUI arrest is at the center of ethics charges against three other lawyers took the witness stand Tuesday afternoon to testify about what happened that night. His DUI arrest came in the middle of a trial over a slander ...
New England Patriots Rumors: Tom Brady Fights Back, Hires Lawyer Who Beats ...
New England Patriots Rumors: Tom Brady Fights Back, Hires Lawyer Who Beats ...
Bedard to NFL: 'Find a lawyer who hasn't worked for you'
Bedard to NFL: 'Find a lawyer who hasn't worked for you'. May 12, 2015, 8:00 pm. Share This Post. Comments. "Find a lawyer who hasn't worked for you and get them to do it so these people can shut up about this." - Greg Bedard. Gasper: McNally should be ...
Clinton's top campaign lawyer challenges Ohio voting laws
In a sign that Hillary Clinton's camp is gearing up for battle in the crucial electoral state of Ohio, Clinton's top campaign lawyer has issued a challenge to Ohio voting laws, claiming that they are designed to suppress potential minority and young ...
Former Greg Taylor lawyer accused of misconduct
The North Carolina State Bar has accused Chris Mumma, the lawyer who spearheaded the exonerations of Greg Taylor and Dwayne Dail, of violating professional conduct rules. Mumma is the executive director of the North Carolina Center on Actual ...
Reports: Tom Brady To Use Lawyer Jeffrey Kessler In DeflateGate Appeal
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is preparing to appeal his four-game suspension from the NFL stemming from DeflateGate, and he's apparently hired the right lawyer for the job. According to multiple reports, Jeffrey Kessler is likely to be ...
Flint-area defense attorney remembered as fair lawyer, loving mother
FLINT, MI -- A Flint defense attorney was killed in a vehicle crash Monday in Gratiot County leaving behind her two small children and the family and friends that say she always had a smile on her face. Amy Harris, 34 of Howell, was pronounced dead at ...