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Clinton Followed Rules, Common Practice: Lawyer
Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email account for conducting State Department business followed both federal rules in place at the time and the practice of some of her predecessors, her lawyer says. The explanation, from Washington, D.C. lawyer ...
Hillary Clinton lawyer defends private email system as Biden mulls 2016 bid
In a letter sent late Friday to the State Department's undersecretary for management, obtained by NBC News, Clinton's lawyer writes that her use of a personal email account for conducting State Department business followed both federal rules in place ...
Lawyer: Deflategate Case Is 'Over,' Patriots QB Tom Brady 'Is Winning This'
The transcript of Wednesday's Deflategate hearing before Judge Richard M. Berman appears to signal good news for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. While there has been differing legal opinion when it comes to the likely outcome of the case, ...
DC lawyer killer gets 24 years in luxury hotel murder; conspirator gets 6 ...
DC lawyer killer gets 24 years in luxury hotel murder; conspirator gets 6 ...
Hills attorney named insurance lawyer of the year
Best Lawyers recognizes one lawyer in each practice area in local communities annually as a “Lawyer of the Year,” and this is the second time in the past three years that Fabian has been named “Lawyer of the Year” in the insurance category. Over 30 ...
Lawyer: Callous texts protected by First Amendment
The lawyer for a Plainville teen — accused of goading her friend via text into killing himself — is defending his client in the wake of a slew of new records released by prosecutors, insisting her callous messages to the dead boy are protected under ...
From Whitewater to Email: David Kendall, the Clintons' Dogged Lawyer
For more than 20 years, Mr. Kendall has been on the front lines for Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton as their personal lawyer, battling investigators and litigants in the superheated environment where law and politics meet. From Whitewater to ...
What Terror? Train Gunman Wanted to Rob People, Lawyer Says
PARIS — The gunman who was disarmed by passengers on a train in France two days ago looked weak and malnourished and said he had only meant to rob people, a lawyer who interviewed him after the attack said on Sunday. "(I saw) somebody who was ...
Train gunman 'dumbfounded' by terrorist tag, says was hungry: lawyer
As details emerged of the gunman's early adult life in Spain, lawyer Sophie David said her client -- now in detention near Paris -- also looked ill and malnourished. French and Spanish sources close to the case have identified him as a 26-year-old ...
Nervous about hiring a lawyer? Try legal insurance
For many Americans, just the thought of hiring a lawyer can make them break out in a sweat. Some of that is because of an adversarial legal system in America, where those on the other side of a lawyer can be in for quite an argument. But mainly, it's ...
Robbery, not terrorism was aim of French train attack, suspect tells lawyer
A gunman overpowered by passengers, including three Americans, on an express train after allegedly opening fire inside a coach is astonished at being branded a terrorist, his former lawyer said in a television interview Sunday. Ayoub El Khazani, 25 ...
Lawyer cited for threatening to sue thousands for downloading porn
A Chicago lawyer who made a fortune by threatening to sue thousands of people suspected of illegally downloading pornographic movies for free is facing disciplinary action from the Illinois agency that regulates attorneys. John L. Steele was charged ...
Suge Knight's Lawyer 'Straight Outta Compton' Entertainment Fiction
Suge Knight was completely misportrayed in "Straight Outta Compton," because he's not a bad guy, he's brilliant ... so says his lawyer. Tom Mesereau was leaving King's Road Cafe in West Hollywood Sunday when he told our photog there's nothing factual ...
Lawyer bans at detention center deepen dispute
An immigrant from Honduras who entered the United States illegally sweeps the floor during her stay Tuesday at a respite house in San Antonio. Immigration authorities have banned two lawyers from the nation's largest immigrant family detention center, ...
France train gunman was hungry, not a terrorist: Lawyer
A gunman who attacked passengers on a high-speed train in France two days ago is "dumbfounded" at having been taken for an Islamist militant and says he only intended to rob people on board because he was hungry, his lawyer said on Sunday. As details ...
The Global Lawyer: The Slave Next Door
When some of them contacted the Southern Poverty Law Center, Signal considered it uppity. We're going to teach them a lesson, one manager emailed. "Before the week is over the Indians will know we're not afraid to fight, and so should their liberal ...
How a fiery Oklahoma basketball coach and a brilliant Chicago lawyer fought ...
How a fiery Oklahoma basketball coach and a brilliant Chicago lawyer fought ...
French Train Terror Suspect's Lawyer: He Just Wanted to Rob People
The lawyer for the man accused of plotting a terrorist attack on a French train claims that her client, who was tackled to the ground last Friday by three Americans and one Briton, wasn't actually a terrorist at all—just a homeless man who happened to ...
Lawyer for Huma Abedin, a Hillary Clinton Aide, Strikes Back at Accuser
Updated, 8:34 p.m. | A lawyer for Huma Abedin, a top adviser to Hillary Rodham Clinton, has accused Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, of damaging Ms. Abedin's reputation through “unfounded allegations” about her time at ...
Lawyer: Surprise facts will clear man who harbored Chelsea O'Donnell
BARNEGAT –The lawyer for the man who harbored comedienne Rosie O'Donnell's missing, teenaged daughter says he has surprise facts that will clear his client of obscenity and child endangerment charges. “Suffice it to say, what you've read about the ...
Lawyer says Michelle Carter was 'brainwashed' into encouraging Conrad Roy III ...
Lawyer says Michelle Carter was 'brainwashed' into encouraging Conrad Roy III ...
The Latest: Lawyer for Pennsylvania AG Calls Charges Moot
The latest from the preliminary hearing for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (all times local): 3:45 p.m.. A lawyer for Pennsylvania's attorney general says charges that she used her position to smear a civil rights leader's reputation are ...
Dallas lawyer sentenced to prison for defrauding vodka investors
Siegel's lawyer, Bob Webster, had told U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade that his client had used some of the money for business purposes and to make up for some of his losses. But assistant U.S. Attorney David Jarvis said Siegel used investors' money on ...
Lawyer for Pennsylvania top prosecutor chips away at charges
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Accusations that the state's attorney general used her position to smear a civil rights leader's reputation are moot because he had already been the subject of negative newspaper articles, her lawyer argued Monday at her ...
Dixmoor 'illegally' paid trustee's defense lawyer: attorney
South suburban Dixmoor "illegally" paid a village trustee's criminal attorney fees in 2012 and now the town's attorney wants the money back, according to a letter obtained by the Daily Southtown. On August 10, Dixmoor village attorney Hubert Thompson ...
Lawyer says police account of shooting Missouri teen untrue, lawsuit coming
Lawyers representing the family of a black teenager fatally shot in the back last week by police in St. Louis, Missouri, said Monday that interviews with several witnesses who were at the scene contradict the police account of the incident. At least ...
Panel Could Pull License Of Lawyer Accused Of Shakedowns
(CBS) — Recently CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez told you about a lawyer who files lots of questionable lawsuits. Now, that lawyer is in trouble with the state of Illinois. A lawyer claiming to help the disabled by suing small Chicago businesses to over ...
Lawyer who leaked to McClatchy is sentenced to community service, ethics classes
LOS ANGELES — The lawyer who leaked to McClatchy confidential documents on a family detention agreement was shown leniency in a hearing Monday that could have ended his legal career. Bryan Johnson, a New York lawyer, is a former consultant to ...
Lawyer: Surprise facts will clear man harboring Chelsea O'Donnell
BARNEGAT, N.J. — The lawyer for the man who harbored comedienne Rosie O'Donnell's missing teenaged daughter says he has surprise facts that will clear his client of obscenity and child endangerment charges. “Suffice it to say, what you've read about ...
Lawyer for Adnan Syed Says New Evidence Could Overturn Conviction in Serial Case
A lawyer representing Adnan Syed, the Baltimore convicted murderer whose case was profiled in the popular podcast Serial, says evidence that helped send his client to jail was inadmissible. C. Justin Brown filed a court motion on Monday claiming that ...
Rediscovered AT&T File Shows Evidence Used Against Adnan Syed Was Unreliable ...
Rediscovered AT&T File Shows Evidence Used Against Adnan Syed Was Unreliable ...
Wyndham vs. FTC: Corporate security pros need to lawyer up about data breach ...
Wyndham vs. FTC: Corporate security pros need to lawyer up about data breach ...
Aaron Hernandez Ex-Friend Has Immunity In Boston Murders, Lawyer Claims
In a court document filed Monday in a Florida lawsuit, lawyers for Alexander Bradley said they have given Hernandez's civil lawyers “the agreement for immunity” contained in a letter between a Boston prosecutor and Bradley's lawyer. A spokeswoman for ...
Lawyer: New evidence calls "Serial" conviction into question
The new evidence, Syed's lawyer reportedly says, is the cover letter of a fax sent to one of the detectives from AT&T in February 1999, reading, "Outgoing calls only are reliable for location status. Any incoming calls will NOT be considered reliable ...
Tom Brady's Lawyer Responds to NFL's Letter Refuting Deflategate Case Examples
The carousel of denial regarding the Deflategate case involving New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady continued Tuesday as his lawyer sent in a letter to New York federal judge Richard Berman insisting that a previously submitted list of ...
Plaintiffs' Lawyer Takes On Retirement Plans
After building a career representing railroad employees and others in personal injury and civil rights cases, St. Louis plaintiff's lawyer Jerome Schlichter decided a decade ago to take on a vastly different area of law: the federal Employee Retirement ...
Stewart's Lawyer Moves Wrongful Death Case to Federal Court
The wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a driver killed by NASCAR star Tony Stewart's car on a western New York dirt track has been moved from state to federal court. The action was submitted Friday by Buffalo lawyer Brian Gwitt, who is ...
Lawyer takes stand in own defense, denies coaching witnesses to lie
The drug conspiracy case should have been one of the highlights of Beau Brindley's career, a testament to the criminal defense attorney's tenacity and skills at taking the legal fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. Instead, Brindley took the ...
Serial: Adnan Syed lawyer finds evidence 'questioning case'
The lawyer of Adnan Syed, the subject of the hit US podcast Serial, has submitted new evidence that he says casts doubt on his client's conviction. Justin Brown says key mobile phone data used to convict Syed of killing his ex-girlfriend in 2000 was ...
Zimmerman lawyer moves to hire her own counsel
BLOOMINGTON — The lawyer for accused killer Kirk Zimmerman on Tuesday was granted a delay Tuesday in a hearing on the state's effort to remove her from the case so she and lawyers at her firm can consult with their own attorney. Kirk Zimmerman, 56 ...
Husband of lawyer from Englewood Cliffs pleads guilty in fraud case involving ...
Husband of lawyer from Englewood Cliffs pleads guilty in fraud case involving ...
Hillary Clintons lawyer had 'Top Secret' clearance
The letter adds more detail to public knowledge about the clearances for Clinton's lawyers, but it is unlikely to silence complaints from Clinton's critics about mishandled classified information. Clearances, especially Top Secret ones, are normally ...
Brady lawyer rips NFL attorneys' beef
Jeffrey Kessler, the attorney representing Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, yesterday attacked NFL lawyers, who on Monday criticized the 19 cases union reps gave to U.S. District Court Judge Richard Berman to review. “(T)he NFL's submission ignores how ...
Bloomington murder defendant's lawyer defends self
BLOOMINGTON — The lawyer for accused killer Kirk Zimmerman was granted a delay Tuesday in a hearing on the state's effort to remove her from the case so she and lawyers at her firm can consult with their own attorney. Kirk Zimmerman, 56, faces ...
Rare trial against lawyer drawing to close in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) _ A rare obstruction-of-justice trial of a lawyer accused of instructing clients and witnesses to lie is concluding in Chicago. Thirty-seven-year-old Beau Brindley is to testify for a second day Wednesday in a federal courthouse where he's ...
Rare Trial Against Lawyer Drawing To Close In Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) — A rare obstruction-of-justice trial of a lawyer accused of instructing clients and witnesses to lie is concluding in Chicago. Thirty-seven-year-old Beau Brindley is to testify for a second day Wednesday in a federal courthouse where he ...
Guinea's ex-junta leader blocked from returning, lawyer says
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Guinea's ex-junta leader was blocked from returning to the country, his lawyer said Wednesday. Moussa "Dadis" Camara's plane was diverted to Ghana, lawyer Jean Baptiste Haba said. Camara was to make a ...
Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer Schneider Earns Texas, National Honors
HOUSTON, Aug. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted criminal defense attorney Stanley G. Schneider, acclaimed for winning landmark decisions and getting wrongful convictions overturned, has been selected Houston Lawyer of the Year in his practice area by ...
Cook's lawyer says it was unfair for FSU to initially suspend the RB
The lawyer for Florida State running back Dalvin Cook said Monday that he felt it was unfair for Florida State to suspend his client before a more thorough investigation into the allegations against him. Cook was found not guilty of misdemeanor battery ...
Sexual Hypnosis Allegations Cause Lawyer To Surrender License
When last we checked in on Ohio attorney Michael Fine, the Ohio Supreme Court had suspended his license over reports that he hypnotized female clients into performing various sexual acts. According to the allegations, he even pulled this stunt on a ...