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Brothers' Beatings Stemmed From Family Meeting About Behavior, Lawyer Says
CLAYVILLE, N.Y. — The beatings at a secretive church in central New York that left one teenage brother dead and another seriously injured grew out of a family meeting intended to address the brothers' behavior toward other relatives, a lawyer for the ...
The Latest: Church beating victim's condition is improving
A lawyer for a father charged with manslaughter in the beating of his teenage son at a central New York church says the incident arose from a family meeting, not a church function. Attorney Donald Gerace (JUHR'-ayse) said Thursday that his client ...
Lawyer: UDC student was 'brutalized' by police because he's black
WASHINGTON - A University of the District of Columbia student waiting outside of an ATM said he was swarmed by D.C. police for no reason. Police handcuffed Jason Goolsby and restrained him on the ground after he ran away from them at an ATM near ...
Disbarred Vegas lawyer linked to massive HOA scheme dies in federal custody
Attorney Barry Levinson arrives to Lloyd George Federal Courthouse in Las Vegas for his HOA investigation case Monday, Feb. 3, 2014. Levinson is charged with the theft of more than $1 million from his clients. (Erik Verduzco/Las Vegas Review-Journal) ...
Lawyer: No harm intended in fatal church beating
NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. -- Parents charged with beating their teenage son to death inside a church are giving diverging versions of what happened, though lawyers for both said Thursday that the couple hadn't intended the brutality that unfolded. An attorney ...
Zimmerman hires St. Louis lawyer for murder case
BLOOMINGTON — A Bloomington man accused of killing his ex-wife has hired a St. Louis attorney to replace the Twin City lawyer forced to drop the murder case because of a conflict of interest. John P. Rogers will take over Zimmerman's defense from ...
Derrick Coleman's lawyer: Concussion, deafness had role in crash
The lawyer for Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman thinks his client may have suffered a concussion during the car crash that landed him in jail, which coupled with his deafness might have led police to thinking he was intoxicated. According to KING 5 in ...
Chinese authorities deny passport to son of human rights lawyer
Activists with the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China and China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group demand the release of retained Chinese human rights activists and lawyers during a protest outside the China ...
Lawyer seeks delay in Islamic State trial
OXFORD — A lawyer for a Mississippi woman accused of attempting to join the Islamic State wants to delay her Oct. 26 trial. Twenty-year-old Jaelyn Delshaun Young of Vicksburg recently changed lawyers, hiring the firm of prominent Jackson attorney ...
Southampton lawyer charged with prostitution in Northampton District Court
NORTHAMPTON - A Southampton lawyer accused of working as a prostitute pleaded not guilty to sexual conduct for a fee this week in Northampton District Court and was released on her own recognizance. Karen Andrade.jpg Karen J. Andrade (Linkedin ...
Tamir Rice lawyer rips prosecutor in 8-page letter, McGinty responds
CLEVELAND -- Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty is sharply criticized in an eight-page letter written by lawyers representing the family of Tamir Rice. Desktop users can read the letter in full below. Mobile users can READ IT HERE. The scathing ...
Montco lawyer pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges
NORRISTOWN >> A Montgomery County criminal defense lawyer accused of sexually assaulting a female client has pleaded not guilty to the charges and appears headed for trial. Vincent Cirillo Jr., 56, of the 1100 block of Maplecrest Avenue, Lower Merion, ...
Lawyer Seeks to Delay Trial
Oxford, Miss. A lawyer for a Mississippi woman accused of attempting to join the Islamic State wants to delay her Oct. 26 trial. Twenty-year-old Jaelyn Delshaun Young of Vicksburg recently changed lawyers, hiring the firm of prominent Jackson attorney, ...
Local Electrician Trying to Barter His Services for a Divorce Lawyer
Anthony Davino posted signs around courthouses offering to trade his skills as an electrician in exchange for legal representation in his divorce case, after he ran out of money to pay his lawyer. "I'm pretty much dead in the water," Davino, 49, said ...
Lawyer: Benghazi suspect slower to get info than FOIA requesters
A lawyer for a Libyan man charged with being a ringleader of the deadly 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi complained Friday that the government is turning over information about the attack in Freedom of Information Act lawsuits before ...
NHL lawyer said to leave head injury study to the NFL
An NHL lawyer intimated via email that long-term problems associated with head injuries should be tackled by another league dealing with concussions amongst its former players. A 2009 communication being used as evidence in a lawsuit from former ...
Rock Hill lawyer, charged with stealing from clients, found dead of apparent ...
Rock Hill lawyer, charged with stealing from clients, found dead of apparent ...
Court officers praised for saving lawyer's life
In this file photograph, James Long, defense attorney for Martin Kimber, the man facing domestic terrorism-related charges for smearing potentially deadly mercury around Albany Medical Center Hospital speaks to reporters outside U.S. District Court in ...
Florida Bar board kills controversial out-of-style lawyer proposal
Florida Bar President Ray Abadin ignited debate in June when he mentioned the proposal, the result of a two-year study, in a speech when he took over the helm of the organization. He's been the target of personal attacks by lawyers who oppose the plan, ...
Lawyer from Lower Merion pleads not guilty to sexual assault charges
NORRISTOWN >> A Montgomery County criminal defense lawyer accused of sexually assaulting a female client has pleaded not guilty to the charges and appears headed for trial. Vincent Cirillo Jr., 56, of the 1100 block of Maplecrest Avenue, Lower Merion, ...
Lawyer gets probation in over-the-limit lobster case
A Fort Myers lawyer and his two adult sons have received probation and a partial ban on boating in Monroe County for having over-the-limit lobster. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission cited attorney Steven Koeppel, 55, John Koeppel ...
Ask the Lawyer: Upgrading a bad-conduct discharge
In a 1999 case, the Air Force BCMR stopped short of granting relief to an applicant who got an other-than-honorable discharge, despite his assertions of good post-service conduct. Though the applicant's lawyer noted that he had become a “solid ...
Lil Wayne's Lawyer Issues Cease-and-Desist Over Alleged Sex Tape: Report
Lil Wayne performs during Billboard Hot 100 Festival - Day 1 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on Aug. 22, 2015 in Wantagh, New York. Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Billboard. 0. 0. 0. Lil Wayne's legal team has sent a cease-and-desist letter to a blog ...
Halloween rules to protect children put sex offenders at risk, lawyer argues
A lawyer and activist from Santa Maria, Calif., wants to change that. She filed a lawsuit last week in San Diego federal court on behalf of an unidentified Chula Vista man, accusing the state of violating his rights and those of other registered sex ...
Gangland figure to file complaint against lawyer for PKK propaganda
Sedat Peker, a notorious figure accused of links to organized crime and known as a strong supporter of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party), via his lawyers has made a statement that he is going to file a complaint against the head of the ...
Tunisia arrests rapper Klay BBJ: lawyer
But Klay BBJ, according to his lawyer Ghazi Mrabet, has denied using drugs. The rapper, born Ahmed ben Ahmed, was detained in Tunis along with two other people as they were preparing to attend a concert in Hammamet further south, said Mrabet. In 2013 ...
Rock Hill lawyer, charged with stealing from clients, found dead of apparent ...
Rock Hill lawyer, charged with stealing from clients, found dead of apparent ...
Lawyer of Palestinian child in hospital calls video 'defamation'
Tareq Barghout, the lawyer of Ahmed Manasra, 13, disputes the intentions of a video that Israel released to international media, which showed Manasra lying in an Israeli hospital while being fed and taken care of by Barghout. Barghout said the ...
Trial lawyer taps own wealth for St. John run, and other New Orleans area ...
Trial lawyer taps own wealth for St. John run, and other New Orleans area ...
Lawyer tried to ask Australian court to stop pregnant Somali rape victim being ...
Lawyer tried to ask Australian court to stop pregnant Somali rape victim being ...
Joseph K. Gordon, 90, lawyer and bank executive
Joseph K. Gordon, 90, a renowned Philadelphia lawyer and banking executive whose philanthropic prowess seemed to know no bounds, died of heart-related complications at Bryn Mawr Hospital on Oct. 5. Mr. Gordon, of the Haverford section of Lower ...
Lawyer enters unique field of practice
GOSHEN – Victoria Shade of Goshen is an attorney and an animal activist. The personal injury attorney modified her field of practice after her dog, Daisy, was run over by a lawn care guy, who cut the dog's leg off. Shade pursued that case and became ...
US motion alleges Sidley lawyer intended to 'embarrass and harass' with ...
US motion alleges Sidley lawyer intended to 'embarrass and harass' with ...
Lawyer: Pugh wants to argue teen 'welcomed' sex help
If ex-Detroit City Councilman Charles Pugh gets his way, the jury in his upcoming sexual grooming trial is going to hear a controversial yet often-used argument in harassment cases: His accuser wanted and "welcomed" the sexual conduct he is suing over ...
Lawyer accused of bilking $600000 from Jasper County property owners commits ...
Lawyer accused of bilking $600000 from Jasper County property owners commits ...
Suspended lawyer is accused of prostitution
A suspended Massachusetts lawyer has been charged with prostitution after a police investigated a report by a suspicious neighbor and allegedly found online reviews of both the lawyer's legal and escort services. The suspended lawyer, Karen Andrade, 51 ...
Review: John Grisham Returns With 'Rogue Lawyer'
John Grisham's latest novel, "Rogue Lawyer," introduces Sebastian Rudd, a criminal defense attorney who takes on cases others want to avoid. In the world that Grisham reveals from Rudd's perspective, he is fighting for his clients' lives while also ...
Guantanamo defendant says he may want to be his own lawyer
Yemeni prisoner Walid Bin Attash told the judge that he wanted to know more about the procedures involved in representing himself, indicating that he was frustrated that his court-appointed lawyers, a civilian and a member of the military, have not ...
Former Justice Department Lawyer Joins Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll
Geoffrey Graber, a former Justice Department lawyer who oversaw the government's investigation of the packaging and sale of mortgage-backed securities by banks in the years leading up to the 2008 financial crisis, has joined the law firm Cohen Milstein ...
Robert Durst Is 'Eager' to Clear His Name, Lawyer Tells PEOPLE
The eminent Texas litigator leading New York real estate heir and suspected murderer Robert Durst's defense team tells PEOPLE that his notorious client is anxious to get to California so he can finally prove his innocence. "He is ready for the fight ...
Warrant Issued for Turkish Lawyer on Propaganda Charges
Turkish news agencies say a court has issued an arrest warrant for a prominent lawyer in the Kurdish southeast on terrorist propaganda charges. Tahir Elci is the head of the bar association in Diyarbakir. He was criticized last week for saying on a ...
Warrant issued for Turkish lawyer on propaganda charges
Elci is the lawyer for Mohammed Rasool, a journalist who has worked for The Associated Press as a fixer. Rasool was arrested in August in Diyarbakir while reporting for Vice News. There is no indication that the Elci order against is related to Rasool ...
Guantanamo Defendant Says He May Want to Be His Own Lawyer
The judge, Army Col. James Pohl, recessed the hearing for the day so his lawyers could discuss his legal options. Defendants are permitted to represent themselves in military commissions and they would still be entitled to have lawyers standing by to ...
Lawyer: Cops Overreacted to Mom Who Drove Hours With Ill Son
The lawyer for a Pennsylvania woman who sparked an Amber Alert when she drove her 2-month-old son to Boston for medical treatment says authorities overreacted. Tiffany Cherry was released on $250 bail after pleading not guilty Monday to child ...
Alleged robber waives charges with lawyer absent
His lawyer is Donna Jean McClelland in Greensburg. She did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Assistant District Attorney Meghann Mikluscak made Shipley an offer he refused. Shipley is charged with escape, flight, possession of a controlled ...
Electrician proposes barter to pay divorce lawyer
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- His finances zapped, an electrician from Annadale is trying to retain a divorce lawyer the old-fashioned way: By bartering his services. Anthony Davino has plastered fliers around the new Staten Island Courthouse in St. George ...
10 Ways to be a Better — and Happier — Lawyer
Many people think that being a lawyer is a miserable way to make a living, but I see lots of happy lawyers all the time. What these attorneys have in common is, first and foremost, a heartfelt dedication to serving their clients that goes way beyond ...
West Hempstead lawyer stole nearly $6 million from clients, prosecutors say
David Frankel, 50, of West Hempstead, was arraigned on grand larceny charges on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015. Prosecutors say Frankel, an attorney, stole nearly $6 million from clients. (Credit: NCDA). A West Hempstead attorney who prosecutors said stole ...
Ortiz lawyer wants charges dismissed in Odin Lloyd murder
FALL RIVER — The lawyer for an alleged accomplice of Aaron Hernandez in a 2013 North Attleboro murder says his client never knew Odin Lloyd was going to be killed. John Connors, the Fall River lawyer representing Carlos Ortiz, argues in court papers ...
Lawyer: Fleeing mom sought top kid doctors
“She's very relieved to be out, and she's very relieved to start the process of getting her children back,” Cherry's lawyer, Stephen J. Weymouth, said after she posted bail. On Saturday at about 2:15 a.m., officers went to Children's Hospital, where ...