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Cyprus' top lawyer, deputy try to get each other fired
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Relations between Cyprus' attorney general and his deputy have hit a new low after they both asked the Supreme Court to get the other fired for "inappropriate behavior." In separate statements Wednesday, Attorney General Petros ...
RHHS's Lawyer overcame Bell's palsy to be track star
There's a lone car at Ridgeland-Hardeeville's track. It's raining hard. Deep puddles dot the parking lot. The sky darkens. The rain persists. The wind begins to pick up. And a solitary man runs. Of course Brandon Lawyer is running. Each day he ...
Jonathan Vilma to Tom Brady: Lawyer up and beat the NFL in court
“He thinks he's going to have to go to federal court, as the Saints players did, and in Vilma's case he not only had union representation, he also had his own private lawyer, Peter Ginsberg, who could at some point be involved in Brady's defense at ...
Lawyer says educator, accused of sexually touching boy, 'completely innocent'
MORRISTOWN — A former Roxbury High School assistant principal pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges he sexually touched a teenage boy who lived with him on a part-time basis. Roger Schneider, 55, of Rockaway Township, faces charges of child ...
Homeless Lawyer Secretly Lived In Public Defender's Office For 5 Months
Like most new lawyers, Mitchell was eager to get a job, any job, to avoid the career killer that is an extended gap in one's résumé. A week after he took the California bar exam, Mitchell was offered a job as a public defender in Silicon Valley ...
Will Brady's all-star lawyer help him beat NFL?
In the expected appeal of his four-game suspension over deflate-gate, Tom Brady's only teammate on the field of battle will be his lawyer. In choosing Jeffrey Kessler, Brady wisely chose an all-star with a winning record against his adversary, the NFL ...
How Do You Know When You Need an Entertainment Lawyer?
Wallace Collins is an entertainment and intellectual property lawyer based in New York. He has been in the business for over 30 years. Prior to this he was an Epic Records recording artist. In this post he explains why the basics of finding an ...
South Bay Lawyer Secretly Lives in Office for Four Months
It's a story seemingly plucked from the plot of "Better Call Saul": a newly-appointed South Bay lawyer secretly lived in his office for four months to save on rent money. The recent U.C. Hastings College of Law graduate, a man named Mitchell (last name ...
Exonerated man stands behind lawyer accused of misconduct
Raleigh, N.C. — Greg Taylor knows how it feels to be wrongly accused, so he was quick to jump to the defense of his lawyer when he learned she faced a misconduct allegation from the North Carolina State Bar. "I owe my life to Chris Mumma, and I'll ...
Family Says Journalist Jailed in Iran Meets With Lawyer
The family of Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian, who is jailed in Iran facing espionage charges, says he has finally been allowed to meet with his attorney, just ahead of the soon-expected start of his trial. Brother Ali Rezaian told VOA's Persian ...
Shameless Philly TV Lawyer Shills Self to Amtrak Crash Victims
The attorney behind those ads is Dean Weitzman, managing partner of Philadelphia firm Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., which also goes by the My Philly Lawyer moniker. In addition to his work as a personal injury attorney, Weitzman also has his own ...
Philadelphia Amtrak derailment: 'My Philly Lawyer' already soliciting victims
Dean Weitzman, managing partner of the Philadelphia firm Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., who also goes by the name “My Philly Lawyer,” sent out a press release Wednesday afternoon touting his availability “to provide representation for victims and ...
SC Supreme Court: Columbia lawyer mixed pleasure with business for years
The lawyer, Kay Paschal, has admitted she committed misconduct and created ethical conflicts with her “secret, sexual relationship” and has accepted her suspension for a term of three years, the Supreme Court wrote in a unanimous seven-page opinion ...
Amtrak Engineer Doesn't Remember Train Crash, Lawyer Says
The engineer who was at the controls when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday, killing seven people, does not remember what happened when the speeding train slammed into a curve and jumped off the tracks, his attorney said in an ...
Justice for the Soldier or Profits for the Lawyer? | Commentary
To paraphrase U.S. Army veteran and poet Charles M. Province — it is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us American justice. That is why the best interests of the soldier, not the lawyer, should prevail through the FACT Act. John Brieden is a ...
8th body found in wreckage of derailed Amtrak train
The lawyer for the train engineer in charge of the Amtrak train says his client suffered a concussion in the accident and cannot remember what happened when the train jumped the tracks. "He remembers coming into the curve. He remembers attempting to ...
Top prosecutor, policeman, lawyer, businessmen indicted in massive bribery ...
Top prosecutor, policeman, lawyer, businessmen indicted in massive bribery ...
Salisbury lawyer faces assault charge
A local attorney is facing charges following alleged incidents earlier this month. Sherwood R. Wescott, 50, of Salisbury is charged with second-degree assault and violation of a protective order. "These allegations are totally false," Wescott said on ...
Dr. Neulander juror accused of bias; lawyer asks to throw out murder verdict
Syracuse, NY -- A juror who voted to convict Dr. Robert Neulander of murder violated her oath by receiving media alerts during trial, sharing a friend's Twitter message with fellow jurors and discussing deliberations outside the jury room, an alternate ...
Patriots Lawyer Claims Locker-Room Attendant Called Himself 'The Deflator' to ...
Patriots Lawyer Claims Locker-Room Attendant Called Himself 'The Deflator' to ...
Lawyer: Engineer has 'absolutely no recollection' of Amtrak crash
The engineer will be permitted to bring his lawyer into the interview, Sumwalt said. Investigators are looking at a "good quality video" that shows the train in the moments leading up to its derailment in Philadelphia on Tuesday. The recording reveals ...
Area Role Model Lawyers Up
On Tuesday, Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary, was asked about a matter of national significance: whether Tom Brady should be held to a higher standard than his fellow citizens. Earnest noted Brady's “reputation for professionalism,” and ...
Lawyer: Children's dentist closes practice
The office of embattled pediatric dentist Howard S. Schneider is locked Thursday afternoon and the attorney representing several of the parents who have accused him of abusing children say Schneider announced he was permanently shutting down his ...
Treetops lawyer disputes claims that UM fraternity was allowed to damage resort
Paul Dillon, the Plymouth-based attorney representing Treetops, said there were several media reports that have inaccurate claims that have surfaced in the past few days. He said those reports tried to place blame for the damages on the resort's ...
Neulander's lawyer, Menkin, had 2007 guilty verdict tossed due to juror misconduct
Syracuse, NY -- It's not unheard of for a defense lawyer to try to get a guilty verdict tossed due to juror misconduct. That's what happened Wednesday when Dr. Robert Neulander's lawyer sought to set aside his murder verdict in the death of his wife ...
Patriots lawyer says 'deflator' texts referred to weight loss
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A Patriots lawyer says the "Deflator" nickname used by a ballboy and cited in the NFL's decision to suspend quarterback Tom Brady was about weight loss, not footballs. Team attorney Daniel Goldberg said Thursday the two Patriots ...
Lawyer In Ed Schultz Trial Tries To Get A Juror Thrown Out
The day was, as usual, dotted with snide remarks from Judge Beryl Howell toward the plaintiff's lawyers. This is par for the course in Howell's man eating courtroom. One such series of remarks arrived just before lunch when a juror told the judge that ...
Amtrak Engineer "Has Absolutely No Recollection" of Deadly Crash, Lawyer Says
... friend who identified himself as an Amtrak engineer in California said, the Associated Press reported. In an interview with ABC's “Nightline” on Wednesday night, Bostian's lawyer Robert Goggin said Bostian "has absolutely no recollection of the ...
BB King dead at 89, his lawyer says
LAS VEGAS -- Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says. Attorney Brent Bryson tells The Associated Press King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home. The one-time farmhand brought new fans to ...
Blues legend BB King dies at 89, lawyer says
B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He was 89. His attorney, Brent Bryson, told ...
Lawyer: 'No evidence' man killed parents in Caribbean
Mikhail Brian Young, 24, is "grief-stricken" about the murders of his adoptive parents, Kenneth Young, 73, and Jane Young, 66, at a resort on Saint Thomas, Mikhail Young's lawyer, Stanley Norkunas said after a brief hearing in Framingham District Court ...
Chinese Rights Lawyer Detained in 2014 Will Stand Trial
HONG KONG — One of China's best-known human rights lawyers, Pu Zhiqiang, will stand trial in Beijing on charges of inciting ethnic hatred and picking quarrels, prosecutors said on Friday. Their announcement came just over a year after the police ...
Officers: Former Tampa DUI sergeant told us to look for lawyer in Schnitt-vs ...
Officers: Former Tampa DUI sergeant told us to look for lawyer in Schnitt-vs ...
Nick Diaz's lawyer questions drug-testing methods, seeks settlement with NAC
Nick Diaz's attorney and the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) are in discussion about a settlement in the Diaz drug case. On Friday, Diaz's disciplinary hearing was postponed for another month after the NAC granted his team a continuance. Diaz's ...
Outspoken Chinese Human Rights Lawyer Indicted
BEIJING—A prominent, outspoken Chinese human rights lawyer, already detained for a year, was indicted Friday on charges of inciting ethnic hatred and “picking quarrels” and his case given to a court that usually handles serious criminal cases. The ...
Former NSA Lawyer Says Keeping Bulk Collection Secret Was a Mistake - The Intercept
The Bush administration's decision to keep bulk collection of domestic phone records a secret was a strategic mistake, former NSA inspector general Joel Brenner told his former colleagues on Friday. But in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks ...
Springfield estate lawyer Hyman Darling sued by state over MassHealth fraud ...
Springfield estate lawyer Hyman Darling sued by state over MassHealth fraud ...
Amtrak Engineer Has No Memory Of Crash: Lawyer
The engineer involved in Tuesday night's Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia has no memory of the crash, his lawyer said, nor does he have any explanation for it. Engineer Brandon Bostian's lawyer said his client would not hesitate to talk to the ...
Alabama child porn convict says lawyer failed to persuade him to plead guilty
A federal judge has set a hearing to consider a Mobile man's claim that his lawyer's incompetence resulted in his conviction and 50-year prison sentence for trying to secretly record two young girls in the nude. A jury convicted Nathan Allen Railey in ...
Lawyer: Teen acted in self defense when he shot sister's boyfriend
Story Highlights. The lawyer for Locust Grove teen charged in a fatal shooting claims it was self defense. How Souper Jenny became a success. Free access to myAJC for AJC subscribers. Explore ...
Ed Schultz's Lawyer Totally Paranoid About Reporters Contacting Jurors
Ed Schultz's lead attorney may want to brush up on the basic function of the media and how it operates. We ask questions. We dig. We call people. We call him – he never responds be it in person, by email or through a device commonly known as the ...
Gwinnett lawyer gets prison for stealing $2 million from clients
A federal judge Friday sentenced a former lawyer to more than five years in prison for stealing more than $2 million. Michael Rene Berlon, of Loganville in Gwinnett County, stole the money from his clients between 2008 to 2014, acting U.S. Attorney ...
Boston bomber lawyer not used to losing
San Diego defense lawyer Judy Clarke has established a reputation for fighting on behalf of some of America's most notorious criminals. From Unabomber Ted Kaczynski to child-killer Susan Smith to would-be assassin Jared Loughner, she has been able to ...
Lawyer: Y-12 intruders to be freed pending court date
Lawyer William Quigley told 10News the court put down the order Friday night. Attorneys are trying to talk with the U.S. Bureau of Prisons to determine when the actual release will occur. It could be later Friday or it could be some time this weekend ...
Estranged wife's lawyer hints more involved in Strickland search warrants
The case involves more than just a claim that someone hacked into her client's Facebook page. Loading… Post to Facebook. Estranged wife's lawyer hints more involved in Strickland search warrants The case involves more than just a claim that someone ...
China rights lawyer charged after a year in detention
Beijing (AFP) - A top Chinese human rights lawyer detained for more than a year was criminally charged Friday over comments he made online, officials said, prompting denunciations from the United States and advocacy groups. Pu Zhiqiang, a celebrated ...
With death sentence, Tsarnaev lawyer's perfect record falls
With death sentence, Tsarnaev lawyer's perfect record falls. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to death by lethal injection Friday. UPDATED 5:58 AM EDT May 16, 2015. NEXT STORY. Jury orders death for the Boston Marathon bomber. Text Size: ASmall Text ...
17 alleged Burundi coup plotters appear in court: lawyer
Bujumbura (Burundi) (AFP) - Seventeen alleged coup plotters appeared before a prosecutor in Burundi on Saturday, their lawyer said, the day after the failure of an attempt to overthrow the country's president. The group included General Cyrille ...
Fire Victims Lawyer Up Against Mission Landlord
More than 30 residents from 15 units in the building on Mission and 22nd streets, where a fire in January claimed one life, severely injured another man, and displaced more than 60 residents, have retained legal counsel to file a suit against the ...
Fire victims lawyer up against Mission landlord
More than 30 residents from 15 units in the building on Mission and 22nd streets, where a fire in January claimed one life, severely injured another man, and displaced more than 60 residents, have retained legal counsel to file a suit against the ...