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Lawyer: No skateboard assault in Olympia police shooting
Lawyer: No skateboard assault in Olympia police shooting »Play Video Bryson Chaplin (left) and Andre Thompson are seen in photos from their Facebook pages. OLYMPIA, Wash. -- New details are emerging about a police shooting that wounded two ...
EU lawyer backs Germany on migrant benefits refusal
Unemployed EU migrants are not automatically entitled to social benefits in another EU country during their first three months there, a top EU legal adviser has said. However, the EU advocate general said other benefits would be justified if an EU ...
It's Getting Ugly: 'Teen Mom' Leah Messer's Estranged Husband Jeremy Calvert ...
It's Getting Ugly: 'Teen Mom' Leah Messer's Estranged Husband Jeremy Calvert ...
Dr. Neulander's lawyer: Juror's denial of misconduct actually proves bias
Syracuse, NY -- The denial by a juror that she was swayed by outside influences in her murder verdict against Dr. Robert Neulander actually proves her potential bias, the doctor's defense lawyer argued. The doctor's lawyer, Gerald Shargel, convinced ...
The world's lawyer
TO RUSSIA'S foreign ministry, the American mass indictment of FIFA officials is just another example of the superpower trying to “set itself up as a judge far outside its borders”. Few would take Russia's counsel on international law, but in this case ...
Undocumented Immigrant May Work as a Lawyer, New York Court Rules
His legal fight just to become a lawyer lasted three years. On Wednesday, Cesar Vargas, a Mexican-born 31-year-old New Yorker, became the first undocumented immigrant in the state to be approved to work as a lawyer after the State Supreme Court's ...
Lawyer: 1 of 2 half-brothers shot by Washington police after suspected beer ...
Lawyer: 1 of 2 half-brothers shot by Washington police after suspected beer ...
Today's Tech: A Public Interest Lawyer's Mobile Law Practice
In 2015, lawyers can be productive no matter where they are. With today's technology, there's no reason to be chained to your office in order to get work done. Instead, mobile and cloud technologies make it possible for lawyers to access important ...
APNewsBreak: California Lawyer Gets Green Card After Battle
Many potential clients were wary of hiring a lawyer who could be arrested and deported. Garcia says he is seeking U.S. citizenship which would give him the right to vote, serve on a jury or work for the federal government. He said he still gets an ...
Immigrant California lawyer finally gets green card
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 file photo, Sergio Garcia poses for photographs in San Francisco. Garcia, a Northern California attorney who successfully fought a high-profile battle to practice law despite his immigration status, can now live in ...
Austin lawyer files petition to release all Waco bikers
The release of bikers has been moving slowly, but sped up in the past week as motions and lawsuits against McLennan County have rolled in from lawyers across the state seeking the quick release of their clients. After the shooting that started at the ...
A Michigan Lawyer Coaches His Way to the NHL
Brennan, a judge in the 55th District Court in nearby Mason, Mich., could find only one qualified candidate: a lawyer fresh out of law school who had recently established his own one-man practice. Almost 16 years later, that coach, Jon Cooper, is ...
Murdered Kentucky Lawyer's Ex Says Shayna Hubers' Sentencing Made Her ...
Murdered Kentucky Lawyer's Ex Says Shayna Hubers' Sentencing Made Her ...
'He'll be a fine citizen,' lawyer predicts after teenage client avoids jail
The sentence, imposed by Judge William Rota, came after defense lawyer John A. Rasmussen expressed doubts that his client fully grasped the implications of his guilty plea. At his lawyer's request, Rivera had been evaluated for cognitive limitations ...
After years of struggle, immigrant lawyer finally obtains green card
Many potential clients were wary of hiring a lawyer who could be arrested and deported. García says he is seeking U.S. citizenship, which would give him the right to vote, serve on a jury or work for the federal government. He said he still gets an ...
Judge removes lawyer from homicide case, calls him 'deficient in representation'
RACINE — A judge took the unusual step Thursday to remove the defense lawyer in a homicide case, saying he was “deficient” in representing the teen charged in a fatal shooting. Tommy M. Canady, 16, of Racine, is accused in the July 29 shooting death ...
Westfield lawyer gets federal sentence for mortgage scheme
WESTFIELD — A township man was sentenced to 12 months in federal prison on Thursday for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme that netted more than $1 million, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. U. S. District Court Judge Susan D. Wigenton in ...
Lawyer who sued EFF blames Ars readers for hacking, defamation
Atlanta IP lawyer Sanford Asman isn't happy that CaseRails CEO Erik Dykema won't hand his company's name over to him—in fact, he's filed a trademark lawsuit over it, just as he said he would last month. Asman believes that CaseRails is infringing his ...
FIFA hires ex-US prosecutor as its lawyer in bribery probe
U.S. authorities on May 27 announced the indictment of nine current and former FIFA officials and five corporate executives for running a criminal enterprise that involved more than $150 million in bribes over 24 years. Each of them may hire his own ...
Should you hire lawyer for Sandy insurance claim?
TOMS RIVER – Should you hire a lawyer to assist you with a review of your flood-insurance claim? Three New Jersey groups that are offering free legal counseling for storm victims suggest you speak to them first. "They don't need to pay an attorney to ...
5 questions with lawyer Peter Quinter after bar association trip to Cuba
The Sun Sentinel spoke with trade lawyer Peter Quinter, 50, who leads the international law section and helped coordinate the visit. Cornell-educated Quinter lives in Boca Raton, works in GrayRobinson's offices in South Florida and has visited more ...
Bergdahl Lawyer Seeks Removal of Army Nominee From Case
The Army general who decided to charge former Taliban hostage Bowe Bergdahl and still controls his court-martial should be removed from the case because his nomination to become the next Army chief of staff creates a conflict of interest, according to ...
Lawyer among 5 hit by driver on Grand Avenue sidewalk
Undated courtesy photo of Ryan Pacyga, a criminal defense lawyer in the Twin Cities. He was among five people injured on Thursday, May 28, 2015 when a car crashed into the sidewalk at Dunn Bros. on Grand and Snelling Avenues in St. Paul. (Courtesy ...
Lawyer for Olympia cop who shot brothers: 'This is not Ferguson'
Lawyer for Olympia cop who shot brothers: 'This is not Ferguson' »Play Video This frame grab from surveillance video shows one of the suspects throwing a case of Corona beer at a store employee. OLYMPIA, Wash. -- Race, skateboards, watermelon, and ...
Lawyer for 'biker cop' says dad's injuries from 2013 beating are like 'scrapes ...
Lawyer for 'biker cop' says dad's injuries from 2013 beating are like 'scrapes ...
Lawyer suicide rates: Why so high?
Police say a well-known Kentucky lawyer, Warren Scoville killed himself last month. London Police say Scoville called them, saying he planned to harm himself. By the time Police could get there, he had already fired the fatal shot. Suicide among ...
Tennessee lawyer tried to hire hit man to kill estranged wife: investigators
Get this lawyer a good lawyer. A Tennessee attorney is being held on $15 million bail for allegedly attempting to hire a hit man to kill his estranged wife, investigators said Friday. Fred Auston Wortman III, of Collierville, got busted after a citizen ...
For Bethlehem lawyer, Greece is the word
Bethlehem attorney George Kounoupis is leading a delegation of American lawyers to talk with Greek leaders about reforming the economically distressed nation's legal system. Bethlehem attorney George Kounoupis is leading a delegation of American ...
Tar Heel of the Week: Lawyer Kirk Warner fighting for veterans
After the fall of Baghdad in 2003, Warner was part of a team of army lawyers who scoped out prison buildings, flew onto ships to prosecute Persian Gulf pirates, and helped reunite families with bodies, or body parts with corpses. Even in his position ...
ACLU lawyer on Nazis and getting tased in the line of duty
The California section's Bob Sipchen cornered American Civil Liberties Union attorney Peter Bibring at Justice Urban Tavern, a block from the Los Angeles Police Department's headquarters/dog park. Appropriately, a man on the sidewalk waved a placard ...
Sunday Sit-Down: Juvenile lawyer is in the business of saving soles
On 'The Simpsons,' there was a really sleazy lawyer named Lionel Hutz, the voice of Phil Hartman. There are a couple of episodes where he's literally in the courtroom with one of the anvils, working on the judge's shoes, and saying, in the middle of ...
Freedom Christian Academy principal could face charges, lawyer says
The legal adviser for the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said Friday he anticipates charges being filed against the principal of Freedom Christian Academy. Ronnie Mitchell, the department's lawyer, said some of the possible charges against Joan ...
A Muslim Lawyer Refuses to Choose Between a Career and a Head Scarf
Garden City, N.Y. — The apprehension usually hits the night before a job interview or a big court case as Zahra Cheema, a young lawyer, stares at the colorful head scarves and flowing abayas in her closet and wonders: “Should I try to make myself look ...
Lawyer used 9/11 firm's cash to fund lavish lifestyle: court papers
11 lawyer Paul Napoli improperly used his law firm's cash to pay for private plane trips and luxury hotel stays, and to make a $415,000 donation to charity, the receiver overseeing the crumbling Napoli Bern law firm has charged. Napoli also used the ...
Egypt's President Issues Rare Apology After Lawyer Beaten
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi issued a rare apology Sunday over a police officer beating a lawyer with a shoe last week, an attack that sparked a general one-day strike by the country's lawyers. The Lawyer's Syndicate issued the call for the ...
Lawyers offer free legal advice in Topeka, by phone
The Kansas Bar Association will offer free legal advice through a monthly call-in service and a weekly face-to-face event in Topeka. The phone service, dubbed Call-A-Lawyer, will be available from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday by calling (800) 928-3111. It will ...
Lawyer Who Sued Bryan Singer And Other Hollywood Figures Apologizes
Jeff Herman, the Florida lawyer who last year accused a number of Hollywood executives of sexually abusing an underage actor, conceded Saturday that some of the allegations were false. “I sincerely apologize for bringing lawsuits against you,” Herman ...
SEBASTIAN SHAKESPEARE: Blair son to wed divorce lawyer love
Married for 35 years, Tony and Cherie Blair are now preparing to usher a divorce lawyer into their family. Happily, the legal eagle is to be their daughter-in-law rather than their solicitor. I hear that the former prime minister's second son, Nicky ...
Kardashian, Jenner Lawyer Among 13 Destined for Dickinson Wright
An ongoing shake-up of Nevada's legal landscape will continue Monday as Detroit-based Am Law 200 firm Dickinson Wright prepares to announce its hire of 13 lawyers from Las Vegas mainstay Gordon Silver, which lost founding counsel Jeffrey Silver to the ...
Police intelligence on Queensland bikies poor, says lawyer as latest case dropped
A lawyer has criticised the “poor quality” of Queensland police intelligence on bikie gangs after the collapse of another prosecution under contentious anti-association laws. Charges against three accused Rebels bikies who were pulled over in a car on ...
Cardinal Pell's lawyer demands retraction of 'false allegations'
Cardinal Pell's lawyer has called on his critic Peter Saunders to withdraw allegations he made on Australian television. Calling the cardinal “a dangerous individual”, Mr Saunders, a member of the Vatican's advisory commission on child sexual abuse ...
Lawyers apologize to Hollywood execs wrongly accused of sexual abuse
The claims by former child actor and model Michael Egan spawned a flurry of headlines last year, but within a few months his lawyers dropped him as a client. Now they've gone further — paying a settlement of at least $1 million and taking the unusual ...
6 Ways Your Divorce Lawyer Is Screwing You
In my past life, I was a divorce lawyer at a fancy law firm. I found the entire process of billing clients $300+ an hour and prolonging pointless arguments for years to be more than a little disgusting. The part that surprised me the most, though, was ...
Marine lawyer chosen as chief Guantánamo war court defense counsel
President Barack Obama has chosen a U.S. Marine Corps lawyer for promotion to brigadier general and chief defense counsel at the Guantánamo war court. The Pentagon notified Congress about the proposed appointment of Marine Col. John G. Baker last ...
State: no charges against former public defender, lawyer
In a letter summited May 28 to Sixth Judicial Circuit Chief Judge Daniel Flannell, the state concludes “there is insufficient evidence to prove criminal charges in this matter” against Campbell and lawyer Jane Foster. Campbell resigned her $150,000-a ...
Feds: suspended immigration lawyer continued to practice law after fraud arrest
Suspended immigration attorney Sherin Thawer was released from federal custody on a personal recognizance bond after her February arrest on fraud charges. Thawer, who is accused of forging visa applications for unauthorized immigrants, signed court ...
Autistic San Diego Lawyer Plans To Practice Special Education Law
"Here he is, who couldn't talk, able to stand up and raise his hand and repeat after me, and take the oath to become a lawyer." Erik said he doesn't think law school was harder for him than the other students, just a different challenge. "In the first ...
New trial ordered for Chicago-area lawyer convicted in 2011
NEW YORK (AP) - A federal appeals court has granted a new trial for a lawyer from an affluent Chicago suburb convicted in a multi-billion-dollar tax shelter scheme. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals noted Monday that a juror lied about her ...
Lawyer Says Olympia Cop Shot the Two Unarmed Black Males "In the Back ...
Lawyer Says Olympia Cop Shot the Two Unarmed Black Males "In the Back ...
Dennis Hastert Hires High-Powered Lawyer Thomas Green
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert has hired a high-powered Washington attorney who is a veteran of political scandals to represent him against federal charges that he lied to the FBI about bank withdrawals — money he allegedly used as payoffs to ...