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Tech park suit hasty, lawyer says
The board voted last week to have its real estate lawyer draw up a condemnation lawsuit against Mays if he and the board cannot reach an agreement on price. The building, nestled between two properties the tech park is acquiring from companies owned by ...
Turkish police detain Kurdish lawyer who said PKK are not terrorists
Supporters, including lawyers and local politicians, gathered at Tahir Elci's office in the region's largest city Diyarbakir, chanting "pressure will not intimidate us", before he was flown to Istanbul. Elci, head of Diyarbakir province's bar ...
Justice Insider: 'Angry buck' trashes lawyer's office
Going by the police reports, it had been a fairly quiet night in Gahanna. Then the deer busted into the lawyer's office and trashed the place. Gahanna police were called at 1:09 a.m. on Oct. 10 to the law office of Bernard M. Murray in the first block ...
Trayvon Martin lawyer talks to Central Michigan University on civil rights
Civil rights lawyer Jasmine Rand, far left, Mount Pleasant Police Department Captain Paul Lauria, MPPD Public Information Officer Jeff Browne, Central Michigan University Police Chief Bill Yeagley and CMUPD Lt. Larry Klaus at Central Michigan ...
Farewell lawyer, playwright, cool guy Tom Hagemann, RIP
Tom Hagemann In 2010 Tom, a Yale Law School grad, said he began his love affair with the theater in the sixth grade with the starring role of Herbie in Herbie Gets a Haircut. “It was big. It was really big,” he laughed. Tom said other lawyers seem to ...
Family hires top lawyer after cop kills church drummer
The family of a Florida church drummer who was shot dead by a police officer while waiting for assistance after his car had broken down has hired the lawyer who represents the Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown families, according to local media. TV ...
The Latest: Chinese Lawyer Urges UK to Back Human Rights
Chen says many rights lawyers like him continue to suffer persecution and torture in China. In an interview with the BBC, Chen said the British government should engage with the Chinese people, not just the Chinese Communist Party. Chen said he doesn't ...
Supreme Court lacks quorum to deal with disbarred lawyer's cert petition
The lawyer, Patrick Missud, had sought review of his legal dispute involving a home builder, the National Law Journal (sub. req.) reports. His cert petition named several lower court judges as defendants as well as five justices, including Chief ...
Lawyer: Man Charged in Officer Shooting Defended Himself
A man charged in a fatal shootout with an off-duty Memphis policeman appears to have been defending himself from the officer, the man's lawyer said Tuesday. William Massey told reporters outside a courtroom that he is representing Lorenzo Clark on ...
Prominent Kurdish Rights Lawyer Arrested in Turkey
Tahir Elci, the head of the Diyarbakır Bar Association and a leading human rights lawyer, was arrested and jailed ahead of trial. He reportedly has been charged with terrorist propaganda, for saying that the PKK Kurdish rebel group "is not considered ...
Turkey: Rights Lawyer Faces Terrorism Probe
(Istanbul) – The decision to investigate one of Turkey's most prominent human rights lawyers for “terrorist propaganda” demonstrates the sorry state of freedom of expression and the deeply flawed criminal justice system in Turkey, Human Rights Watch ...
Facebook Sued for Defamation by Fugitive Claimant's Lawyer
The small-town lawyer who sued Facebook Inc. over his client's claim to own the social network has filed his own defamation suit against the company and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. Attorney Paul Argentieri sued in San Francisco claiming Facebook ...
The Latest: Queen toasts China's Xi at lavish state banquet
A protestor holding a Tibetan flag is encircled by supporters of Chinese President Xi Jinping holding up a Chinese dragon before he passed by on a horse-drawn carriage with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on the Mall en route to Buckingham Palace in ...
Cosby Replaces Longtime Lawyer in Two Lawsuits
Bill Cosby has replaced Martin D. Singer, a lawyer who is prominent as a protector of Hollywood celebrities, with a new firm in two civil suits, shaking up his legal team as he continues to face battles in courtrooms across the country. Mr. Singer, who ...
Trailblazing Indianapolis lawyer Sue Shadley dies
I can't think of a single lawyer who had a bad thing to say about an interaction with Sue Shadley.” Plews had practiced with Shadley since the two founded the firm in 1988 along with George Pendygraft. Plews said through hard work, grit and ...
Lawyer's crowdsourcing site aims to help people have their day in court
The brainchild of 33-year-old lawyer Julia Salasky, and the first of its kind in the UK, CrowdJustice provides people who have a public interest case but lack adequate financial resources with a forum where they can publicise their case and, if all ...
Broke electrician offering expert knowledge in exchange for divorce lawyer
A Staten Island electrician plastered his home borough and Brooklyn with hundreds of fliers begging for a divorce lawyer — in exchange for his knowledge of volts and currents. Anthony Davino's bank account blew a fuse after he shelled out more than ...
John Grisham talks new book "Rogue Lawyer"
October 21, 2015, 3:31 PM |John Grisham never dreamed of being an author until he witnessed a dramatic criminal trial as a young lawyer. In 27 years, Grisham has created 30 novels for adults and five for young adults. Most are legal thrillers and has ...
Lawyer for fugitive Paul Ceglia says in personal lawsuit that Facebook and its ...
Lawyer for fugitive Paul Ceglia says in personal lawsuit that Facebook and its ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Competency Is Not A Number
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer A few years ago, the State Bar of California decided that it was time to do something about dinosaur lawyers, e.g. those of us who had been in practice for many years and who weren't ...
Prominent Lawyer Steps Down From His Firm Amid Scandal
If you're a sport-lovin' lawyer, until a fortnight ago lawyer Marcel Aubut lived a life you probably envy. He was president of the NHL's Quebec Nordiques until 1995, when the team was sold to buyers in the snow-peaked state of Colorado. Aubut did not ...
John Grisham talks new novel "Rogue Lawyer"
John Grisham never dreamed of being an author until he witnessed a dramatic criminal trial as a young lawyer. In 27 years, Grisham has written 30 novels for adults and five for young readers, most of them legal thrillers, and has sold over 300 million ...
Dad of NJ toddler found dead isn't a suspect, lawyer says
"(Investigators) told me that the day of the disappearance," Fuschino said, adding that Creato retained a lawyer last Tuesday, the day the child was found dead, at the suggestion of family and friends. "I've been in since day one." "It's a complicated ...
Texas Lawyer Makes His Case For Best, Loudest Ad Ever
Have you heard of Bryan E. Wilson, the "Texas Law Hawk"? Or should we say "TEXAS LAW HAWK!!!" cause this is one loud lawyer. No, really loud, even by barrister standards. And he just made the loudest, funniest, best darn attorney commercial on either ...
Coconut Creek lawyer charged with grandtheft
A former Borward County School Board candidate was out on bond Wednesday, after he turned himself in on four counts of grand theft. He was accused of misappropriating client's funds. Coconut Creek lawyer Nicholas Steffens, a Democratic political ...
Bill Cosby Replaces Longtime Lawyer Martin D. Singer in Two Lawsuits
"Mr. Cosby has decided to hire 700 lawyers to fight one woman," she said in a statement obtained by PEOPLE. "Mr. Singer has represented Mr. Cosby from the inception of Judy Huth's case until now. Only Mr. Cosby and or his representatives would be able ...
Defense Attorney: Texas Lawyer Indicted Over Oil Spill Fraud
A Texas lawyer faces criminal charges after he was accused of submitting thousands of false claims for damages from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Robert McDuff, a lawyer for San Antonio attorney Mikal Watts, confirmed Wednesday that Watts was ...
Christie Bridgegate Lawyer: We Didn't Take Notes Because of "Intense" Media ...
Christie Bridgegate Lawyer: We Didn't Take Notes Because of "Intense" Media ...
Brown: Lawyer who helped scuttle Rutherford wants elections post
Christine Svenson, a lawyer who helped derail the gubernatorial campaign of then-Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford with a lawsuit on behalf of a male state employee accusing him of sexual harrassment, is one of eight finalists for a Republican opening ...
Lawyer could be prosecuted
Ajster's boyfriend, 40-year-old Danny E. French, of Dalzell, has been charged in the past several months with threatening a Peru lawyer, a La Salle County sheriff's deputy and a potential witness, as well as with harassing the lawyer's secretary and ...
Broward Lawyer Facing Grand Theft Charges
A South Florida lawyer made an appearance in court Wednesday after being arrested on fraud charges. (Published Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015). A South Florida private attorney appeared in court Wednesday to face serious charges after he was arrested for ...
Lawyer: Corey Jones likely died thinking he was being attacked
A Florida church drummer shot dead while waiting by his disabled car probably never knew the fatal bullet was fired by a plainclothes police officer, a lawyer for the victim's family says. Corey Jones, 31, likely thought he was being attacked while ...
Indictment Ties Lawyer to Fraud in BP Spill
The indictment, which was handed up by a federal grand jury in the Southern District of Mississippi but is under seal, names Mikal C. Watts, his lawyer, Robert B. McDuff, confirmed Wednesday. Mr. McDuff said that an initial court appearance was ...
Scarcella Coached Robbery Victim Before Lineup, Lawyer Says at a Hearing
A defense lawyer testifying in the hearing of a man fighting to overturn a murder conviction from the early 1990s made new allegations on Wednesday of misconduct by Louis Scarcella, a retired detective whose casework with the New York Police Department ...
A big cost to taxpayers in Arpaio case: lawyer bills
The judge presiding over Sheriff Joe Arpaio's racial-profiling case summoned lawyers to the bench, and so many attorneys came forward that they barely fit and had to crane their necks to hear the conversation. Most were making a minimum of $150 per ...
Match official pressured to favour Real Madrid in Clasico vs. Barcelona - lawyer
Jacinto Vicente, the lawyer of the unnamed official, told Sport that a formal complaint has been made to the public prosecutor's office in Barcelona, with the assistant referee told to "prejudice the interests of one of the clubs, Barcelona." COPE have ...
Lawyer for Granville crash defendant questions confession
FORT EDWARD The lawyer for a Granville woman who faces homicide charges for a fatal car crash earlier this year is disputing the confession she gave to police and the blood test that alleges she was drunk. Kristina S. Loomis faces felony aggravated ...
Special Report: Egypt locks up lawyers in Islamist fight
"The authorities are attacking the legal profession so that their opponents have no-one to defend them," said veteran lawyer Montasser al-Zayat, who heads a campaign for the release of detained lawyers. Zayat, himself a former jihadist, has been ...
Sheriff Joe Arpaio's lawyer bills are big cost to taxpayers
The judge presiding over Sheriff Joe Arpaio's racial-profiling case summoned lawyers to the bench, and so many attorneys came forward that they barely fit and had to crane their necks to hear the conversation. Most were making a minimum of $150 per ...
Syracuse cold-case murder suspect clashes with his lawyer, goes on diatribe in ...
Syracuse cold-case murder suspect clashes with his lawyer, goes on diatribe in ...
Corey Jones, Florida Drummer Fatally Shot by Cop, Hit 3 Times: Lawyer
The armed musician killed by a plainclothes cop on the side of a South Florida highway never fired his weapon before the officer fatally struck him three times, lawyers for his family said Thursday. In addition, the officer never displayed his badge to ...
Bryan Wilson, 'Texas Law Hawk,' Is Your New Favorite Lawyer
Wilson, who calls himself the “Texas Law Hawk,” has been doing a series of TV ads featuring bald eagles, American flags, bumbling cops and motorcycle wheelies. His latest, released Tuesday, already had nearly 350,000 views on YouTube as of Thursday ...
Lawyer: Clinton 'unable to obtain' emails from first weeks as secretary
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's private lawyer has confirmed that she has turned over "all federal e-mail records" in her possession to the State Department, but says she has been "unable to obtain" some emails from early in her tenure as ...
Zimmerman in court with new lawyer
St. Louis lawyer John P. Rogers was hired by Zimmerman to replace Stephanie Wong who left the case earlier this month because of a conflict of interest. Zimmerman, 57, is charged with murder in the death of Pam Zimmerman, his ex-wife. She was found ...
The Texas Law Hawk Is The Internet's New Favorite Lawyer
The championship belt for “most ridiculous lawyer in Texas” has long been held by Austin's Adam “Bulletproof” Reposa (whose registration with the State Bar includes the nickname, obviously), who most recently made headlines after claiming credit for ...
Law Clerk Busted Getting Chummy With Lawyer Appearing Before The Court
In the relatively high-profile civil rape case of Detroit Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon, lawyers for the plaintiff say that Fernandez was sending text messages to Simon's attorney Benjamin Voce-Gardner of Zuckerman Spaeder (the firm where her father is ...
Lawyer to put Lake County justice on trial with unnecessary murder case
His mistreatment by authorities has inspired a lawyer to expose their behavior in the trial of a man whose DNA matches that found on one of the victims. Jerry Hobbs spent five years in jail, wrongfully accused of killing his daughter and her friend in ...
Indicted lawyer has altered the lives of many key Democrats
This undated photo released by the Watt Senate campaign shows San Antonio attorney Mikal Watts who hopes to challenge Texas' junior Sen. John Cornyn in 2008. Watts filed the 22-page financial disclosure forms with the Senate last week. By contributing ...
6 Arrested, Including Lawyer, in El Chapo's Escape
It was the lawyer who was in charge of executing the plan to break Mr. Guzmán, known as El Chapo, or Shorty, out of the Altiplano prison through a mile-long tunnel, according to the attorney general, Arely Gómez. He helped execute every detail of the ...
Theft defendant from Penn Township can afford lawyer, prosecution says
A Penn Township woman charged with stealing more than $82,000 from a local church might have to give up her court-appointed lawyer because her income is too high. Westmoreland County prosecutors Thursday filed a request that seeks the removal of ...