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Judge rejects request for lawyer in Pryor Road murder case
A judge on Tuesday rejected a request for a death penalty specialist to represent a teenager charged with killing two good Samaritans on Montana's Crow Indian Reservation, as authorities pursued new charges against the suspect in a 2013 shooting at a ...
SC Student 'Brutalized' by School Resource Officer, Lawyer Says
The lawyer for the South Carolina student violently dragged out of her classroom by a school resource officer says the deputy "brutalized" his client, and criticized law enforcement for still not saying the officer's actions were wrong. "She is hurt ...
Lawyer: Santa Rosa slaying suspect thought devil was attacking him
And when he stepped from a Santa Rosa Halloween party three years ago, tripping on acid, he thought he saw the devil coming straight for him, his lawyer said Tuesday at the opening of his murder trial. Doses of a mind-altering drug coursing through his ...
Central Florida leads nation in lawyer ads, new study says
The report found that in 2015 lawyers are projected to spend $892 million on television advertising alone. It also found that 23 of the top 25 Google keywords linking ads to user searches are for personal injury law firms. “San Antonio car wreck ...
LAWYER: Katina Powell wants immunity before cooperating with NCAA sex scandal ...
LAWYER: Katina Powell wants immunity before cooperating with NCAA sex scandal ...
Lawyer: Student in Deputy Video Injured, is in a Cast
Lawyer: Student in Deputy Video Injured, is in a Cast. On Wednesday attorney Todd Rutherford told News 19 he will represent both girls who were arrested in the Spring Valley incident. Loading… Post to Facebook. Lawyer: Student in Deputy Video Injured, ...
Lawyer for Prep School Sex Convict Seeks Probation
Prosecutors have yet to file their sentencing recommendation. Labrie also was convicted in August of three counts of misdemeanor sexual assault because the girl was younger than 16. His lawyer says Labrie's punishment since his arrest last year and ...
Guantanamo court in closed hearing on replacing 9/11 suspect's lawyer
He clarified during Wednesday's hearing that he wanted to replace Bormann, a Chicago lawyer and death penalty trial veteran who appears during hearings wearing Muslim garb, with another attorney. Pohl said that based on his reading of regulations, ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Another Kind Of Law School Admission Test
While the traditional LSAT is designed to test a prospective law student's ability to succeed in law school (and I have my doubts about that, but that's a topic for another column), some other dinosaur lawyers and I propose a different kind of test to ...
Lawyer for Owen Labrie seeks probation in prep school sex assault
CONCORD, N.H. - The lawyer for a young Vermont man convicted of sexually assaulting a younger student at an elite New Hampshire prep school says his client has already been punished and should receive probation instead of prison. Twenty-year-old ...
The View From Up North: Lawyer Fights Incurable Cancer With Humour, Hope, And ...
The View From Up North: Lawyer Fights Incurable Cancer With Humour, Hope, And ...
Nationwide Layoff Watch: More Lawyer Jobs Slashed Due To Weak Market
layoff laid off lawyer attorney Trick or treat? It's almost Halloween, and it looks like at least one law firm decided to forgo giving candy to its associates and force them to start turning tricks instead — presuming that's what laid-off lawyers do ...
Knox lawyer's $406250 fine for building code violations is vacated
Knox lawyer's $406,250 fine for building code violations is vacated. Bob Fowler. 5:25 PM, Oct 28, 2015. watchful eye. Joe Levitt, attorney. Copyright 2015 Journal Media Group. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast ...
LAUSD fires controversial lawyer in sex abuse case — again
For the second time in 11 months, an outside trial lawyer hired by the Los Angeles Unified to represent the school district in a sex abuse case has been pulled off the job. W. Keith Wyatt represented LAUSD in arguing that a Los Angeles middle school ...
Greg Schubert, former lawyer for man convicted of Springfield murder, defends ...
Greg Schubert, former lawyer for man convicted of Springfield murder, defends ...
Lawyer for Curtis Reeves to invoke "Stand Your Ground" law
The lawyer for Curtis Reeves, the retired Tampa police captain accused of shooting and killing a man in a Wesley Chapel movie theater last year, said Wednesday he plans to use Florida's "stand your ground" self-defense law to have the criminal charges ...
Sturbridge lawyer faces suspension if he does not meet conditions
A Sturbridge lawyer who failed to adequately represent his client could lose his license to practice law in Massachusetts for three months if he does not comply with conditions set by the Supreme Judicial Court earlier this month. Edmond A. Neal III ...
Real estate lawyer accused of stealing $4.4M from clients indicted on grand ...
Real estate lawyer accused of stealing $4.4M from clients indicted on grand ...
Prep school sex assault convict seeks probation, not prison
FILE - In this Aug. 26, 2015, file photo, former St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie testifies in his trial at Merrimack Superior Court in Concord, N.H. The lawyer for the graduate of the elite New Hampshire prep school who was convicted of sexually ...
Chargers lawyer Fabiani booed at start of public hearing
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The lawyer who is leading the San Diego Chargers' efforts to move to Los Angeles was vigorously booed as he addressed the crowd at the beginning of a public hearing the NFL mandated as part of the relocation process. “Why don't you ...
Tenants' rights lawyer paid off occupants to make $29M mansion
Earlier this month, bulldog tenants' rights lawyer David Rozenholc scored a $25 million payout for two tenants who were holding up a Tishman Speyer project at Hudson Yards. But some of the city's biggest developers couldn't help but note a certain ...
Judge denies murder suspect's request for a new lawyer
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Bridgeport man charged with killing a popular city store owner has had his request for a new court-appointed lawyer denied. Treizy Lopez told a judge on Wednesday that his attorney was not properly representing him, and told ...
Gregory Graf trial slated to begin, but will his defense lawyer be there?
Gregory R. Graf's murder trial is scheduled to begin next week, but whether his high-profile defense attorney will be there remains an open question. In a letter faxed to Northampton County President Judge Stephen Baratta, Graf lawyer Jack McMahon said ...
Texas Lawyer Expected in Court in Oil Spill-Related Case
A Texas lawyer is scheduled to appear in court Thursday on federal criminal charges stemming from litigation against BP for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, his lawyer said. Defense attorney Robert McDuff confirmed that San Antonio attorney Mikal ...
Texas lawyer expected in court in oil spill-related case
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A Texas lawyer is scheduled to appear in court Thursday on federal criminal charges stemming from litigation against BP for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, his lawyer said. Defense attorney Robert McDuff confirmed that San ...
Lawyer: Cop Pedro Abad may have been drugged before fatal wrong-way crash
The lawyer said his expert believes "there may be evidence they were drugged with GHB," but can't say for sure without examining a sample of Abad's blood. Gallucci said Abad's toxicology tests, ordered by authorities, did not check for certain ...
Lawyer among 7 charged in attempt to defraud BP victims
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Texas lawyer is scheduled to appear in court Thursday on federal criminal charges stemming from litigation against BP for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, his lawyer said. Defense attorney Robert McDuff confirmed that San ...
Judge in 9/11 Case Denies Accused's Request to Fire His Lawyer
An Army judge at Guantanamo Bay on Thursday refused to allow one of the five defendants charged with orchestrating the 9/11 attacks to dismiss his lead lawyer, ruling the accused hadn't shown the necessary "good cause" to do so. Not even military ...
Ex-Skadden Lawyer Who Botched Suicide Pleads Guilty To Running $5M Ponzi Scheme
Nearly one year ago, Charles Bennett, a former corporate lawyer at Skadden Arps and one other “promiment” law firm, jumped into the Hudson River in an unsuccessful attempt to kill himself. He left behind a 16-page suicide note — entitled “A Sad Ending ...
Lawyer for prep school sex convict asks probation, no prison
26, 2015, file photo, former St. Paul's School student Owen Labrie testifies in his trial at Merrimack Superior Court in Concord, N.H. The lawyer for the graduate of the elite New Hampshire prep school who was convicted of sexually assaulting a younger ...
Moroccan intellectual suspends hunger strike, faces charges: lawyer
RABAT Oct 29 A prominent Moroccan intellectual has suspended his hunger strike after authorities ended a travel ban, but has been charged with receiving foreign funds with the intent to undermine Moroccan institutions, his lawyers said. Maati Monjib, a ...
Poor and need a civil lawyer? New center in downtown Syracuse is one-stop ...
Poor and need a civil lawyer? New center in downtown Syracuse is one-stop ...
Judge won't let Sept. 11 suspect fire lawyer; case advances
James Pohl ruled during a pretrial hearing in Cuba that Walid Bin Atash, a Yemeni national captured in 2003, hadn't shown good cause for severing his lawyer-client relationship with Cheryl Bormann, a civilian death-penalty specialist from Chicago who ...
RI Superior Court judge finds lawyer in contempt, imposes $5K sanctions
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A Superior Court judge sanctioned a defense lawyer $5,000 after finding him in contempt of court for failing to sequester a witness during a bail violation hearing for an armed robbery suspect in Cranston. Judge Netti C. Vogel ...
Sandusky lawyer wants charges dismissed if leaks were made to grand jury
BELLEFONTE — The judge handling convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky's appeal ordered Pennsylvania's attorney general on Thursday to provide him and the former Penn State assistant football coach's lawyers any information she might have about ...
Lawyer: Solicitor wrong in Zachary Hammond case
The parents of a teenager shot by police, along with their lawyers, say Solicitor Chrissy Adams made the wrong decision in whether to file charges against an officer in the fatal encounter. Based on the evidence, specifically a police dash cam video ...
How 4 lawyer paved the legal road to bin Laden's death
WASHINGTON — Weeks before President Obama ordered the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound in May 2011, four administration lawyers hammered out rationales intended to overcome any legal obstacles — and made it all but inevitable that Navy ...
City's top lawyer reflects on the long road to a Rikers settlement
The city's top attorney, Corporation Counsel Zachary Carter, said on Thursday that the negotiations over a high-profile settlement to enact reforms at Rikers Island were complicated by the long history of the case, which began before his boss, Mayor ...
Lawyer: NJ cop may have been drugged
NEW YORK - A lawyer for an off-duty New Jersey police officer charged with driving drunk said Thursday his client may have been drugged at a strip club before a wrong-way crash in New York City that killed two passengers. Attorney Mario Gallucci told a ...
Alvin Bronstein, Lawyer Who Fought Prison Abuse, Dies at 87
Early in his career he carried the fight to the Deep South as a civil rights lawyer in the mid-1960s, when defying the Jim Crow culture was dangerous for blacks and their advocates. It was the bloody 1971 riots over conditions at the Attica ...
'Officer Slam' Threw Teen From Her Desk Over Cellphone, Lawyer Says
The lawyer for a 16-year-old girl slammed to a Spring Valley High School classroom floor this week by a sheriff's deputy said Thursday that the confrontation was over a cellphone and "she could have been left alone." Todd Rutherford, the attorney for ...
Top Clinton Lawyer Filed Voter Suppression Suit for Group Now Under ...
Top Clinton Lawyer Filed Voter Suppression Suit for Group Now Under ...
Conservative lawyer sees ill effects from 'anti-monopoly' Issue 2
A constitutional lawyer says the Issue 2 “cure” could be worse than the “disease” if Ohioans approve the measure in Tuesday's election. Maurice Thompson, executive director of the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law, a conservative, nonprofit legal ...
Editorial: Lawyer's Remarks About Non-English Speaking Victim Threaten Justice
And as a lawyer, I believe we have a special duty to uphold these principles. A person should not be criticized in court because he or she does not speak English. When this happens, these principles of tolerance and equality, which are founding ...
Sinosphere | Chinese Lawyer Casts Skeptical Eye on Family-Planning Changes
China is just moving the number of permissible children per family up by one, not abandoning family planning, said Wu Youshui, a lawyer who has campaigned for the past two years to cast light on the system by demanding that local governments reveal how ...
High-Profile Lawyer Charged With Punching Client In Court
When you're a prominent criminal defense attorney and your list of clientele includes the likes of mob hit men like Frank Calabrese Sr. and murderers like Drew Peterson, you get used to running with a rough crowd. You may even earn yourself a ...
Warrant issued for ex-lawyer Chesley's arrest
He was once one of America's most acclaimed trial lawyers, but now the law is closing in on Stan Chesley. A Boone Circuit Judge issued a warrant for Chesley's arrest Thursday after he failed to appear for a hearing on his refusal to pay on a $42 ...
Shaker Aamer's Lawyer: Obama Must Now Free the Remaining Guantanamo Inmates
The first contact between a Guantánamo prisoner and a lawyer is often dramatic. You have had plenty of time to worry about how your new client is, and you will have wondered whether he will accept you. Will a man imprisoned without charge or trial and ...
Lawyer for Roman Polanski victim praises extradition refusal
“I sent a letter of congratulations to Mr. Polanski's lawyers in Poland for being able to demonstrate to the judicial system of Poland that this case, which is 38 years old, should be ended,” Silver said, noting the decision marked the second time a ...
Lawyer for Teen in SC School Assault Video Speaks on Injuries She Suffered ...
Lawyer for Teen in SC School Assault Video Speaks on Injuries She Suffered ...