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Egypt court convicts 2 officers for torture and murder lawyer in police custody
CAIRO – A Cairo court has convicted two officers for the torture and murder of a detained lawyer in an eastern Cairo slum, the latest in a wave of detentions, trial referrals and verdicts for police officers accused of brutality. Saturday's verdict ...
For Texas lawyer, DUI is a laughing matter
That's no small feat, considering the competition: gems like Jamie Casino's 2014 Super Bowl ad, or the years of ads from Virginia's Lowell "The Hammer" Stanley, or the ads for Pittsburgh rapper-cum-lawyer Daniel Muessig depicting criminals doing their ...
For Texas lawyer, DUI and illegal searches are laughing matters
That's no small feat, considering the competition: gems like Jamie Casino's 2014 Super Bowl ad, or the years of ads from Virginia's Lowell "The Hammer" Stanley, or the ads for Pittsburgh rapper-cum-lawyer Daniel Muessig depicting criminals doing their ...
Ineffective trial lawyer gives Nebraska man new shot at case
A Nebraska man who pleaded guilty to sexual assault is getting another chance at his case after the state Supreme Court determined Friday that his trial lawyer was ineffective for not objecting to remarks from a prosecutor at his sentencing hearing ...
Egypt Lawyer Challenges Law That Says Writers Can Be Jailed
An Egyptian lawyer has challenged the constitutionality of a law that allows writers to be sent to jail for violating public morals. Nasser Amin made the motion in court Saturday during the trial of writer Ahmed Naji, who is facing charges for work ...
Macon lawyer arrested, charged with filing false documents
According to an indictment from a Houston County Grand Jury, Macon attorney David Dorer and notary public Angelica Angel filed false documents in Houston County Superior Court. The indictment states that when filing a document for a civil case, Dorer ...
Rapper Nelly's Lawyer Says Drug Charges 'Will Be Expunged Entirely'
A lawyer for the 41-year-old rapper, Scott Rosenblum, told ABC News today that he expects the other misdemeanor drug charges -- simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia -- to be dropped as well. Although Rosenblum ...
Convicted lawyer faces new allegations of misconduct from wife
Defense lawyer Brian Bloomfield as seen during his guilty plea in Clark County District Court on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Bloomfield is plead guilty for providing prostitutes and other defendants with phony certificates of completion for court-ordered ...
Suspended lawyer faces new allegations of misconduct from wife
Defense lawyer Brian Bloomfield as seen during his guilty plea in Clark County District Court on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Bloomfield is plead guilty for providing prostitutes and other defendants with phony certificates of completion for court-ordered ...
Black Man Fatally Shot By Cops 21 Times Never Raised Knife, Lawyer Says
A stabbing suspect in San Francisco who died in a police encounter never raised his knife at officers before being fatally shot 21 times, a lawyer for his family says. The family of Mario Woods, who was killed in a Dec. 2 encounter with police, filed a ...
Determined lawyer battles government over sick nuclear workers
He takes calls from the families of ailing workers, examines piles of documents he's obtained through open records requests, and collaborates with a fellow lawyer in South Carolina's Lowcountry. The work can be sad at times, but Warren says it's hard ...
Briefs: Wall lawyer honored for municipal work
Wall lawyer honored for municipal work. Roger J. McLaughlin of Wall, an attorney with the Wall law firm of McLaughlin Stauffer and Shaklee P.C, has received the 2015 Michael A. Pane Award by the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys and ...
Chinese Rights Lawyer to Stand Trial for Social Media Posts
One of China's most prominent human rights lawyers is due to stand trial Monday for comments on social media that were critical of the ruling Communist Party in a case that international rights groups say is political persecution. Pu Zhiqiang, who took ...
Chinese rights lawyer detained for 19 months due to stand trial Monday for ...
Chinese rights lawyer detained for 19 months due to stand trial Monday for ...
Amal Clooney News: Is The Human Rights Lawyer's Career Taking A Huge Blow? [VIDEO]
Amal Clooney might be getting a lot of exposure these days when it comes to the tabloid media but unfortunately her career as an International Human Rights Lawyer is getting a huge blow. George And Amal Clooney News: Couple To Dine With The ...
Philadelphia Lawyer Finds His True Passion In Technology
Jonathan Frankel is the CEO and chairman of Nucleus, which offers a WiFi intercom system that makes communicating in your home a lot easier. He has also earned his Rabbinic Ordination from the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary and holds a ...
Patent Lawyer Doug Olson Dies at 78; Fought for Major San Diego Biotechs
Douglas Eugene “Doug” Olson, listed as one of “The Best Lawyers in America,” died November 15 at his Rancho Santa Fe home, according to a death notice. “While representing clients in over a hundred matters filed in federal and state courts, Doug was ...
China: Free Prominent Lawyer Pu Zhiqiang
(New York) – Chinese authorities should drop all charges against prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang and free him immediately, Human Rights Watch said today. Pu is on trial before the Beijing Number 2 Intermediate People's Court for alleged crimes of ...
China lawyer trial begins amid crackdown
The trial of one of China's most prominent lawyers began on Monday in a courtroom ringed by police, illustrating the dramatic fall in tolerance of rights activists since President Xi Jinping assumed power in 2012. Pu Zhiqiang, 50, faces charges of ...
Ask the Lawyer: Sexual assault and drunken accuser
Q. Can I be convicted of sexual assault even if my accuser was so drunk that she doesn't remember being attacked? A. Alcohol intoxication often is tied to sex assault allegations in the military. So it's not uncommon for troops to face Article 120 ...
Scuffles as Chinese human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang stands trial
"Lawyers and civil society leaders such as Mr. Pu should not be subject to continuing repression, but should be allowed to contribute to the building of a prosperous and stable China." Searches for Pu's name were blocked on Weibo. On WeChat, a popular ...
Chinese rights lawyer stands trial for social media posts
Police scuffled with protesters at a Beijing courthouse Monday as prominent rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang stood trial on charges of provoking trouble and stirring ethnic hatred with online commentaries that were critical of the ruling Communist Party ...
Supporters Rally at Trial for Pu Zhiqiang, Chinese Rights Lawyer
The trial of the lawyer, Pu Zhiqiang, 50, drew widespread condemnation, including from foreign governments that sent diplomats to the courthouse in central Beijing to try to observe the proceedings. Lawyers for Mr. Pu said he could be sentenced to ...
Mumbai police probe murder of 'art genius,' lawyer found bound in boxes
Mumbai's police are treating her death and that of her lawyer as suspected murder. Several people have been questioned, including the artist's former husband, Kulkarni said. However, no one has been formally taken into custody. "No arrests or ...
China human rights lawyer stands trial
Prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang stands trial in China on charges of inciting ethnic hatred. Natasha Howitt reports. △ Hide Transcript. ▷ View Transcript. It is one of China's most high-profile human rights trials this year -- Pu Zhiqiang, a ...
Tunisia jails six students for 'homosexuality': lawyer
Tunis (AFP) - A Tunisian court sentenced six students to three years in jail each on charges of homosexuality in a judgement condemned by rights activists, their lawyer said on Monday. The court in Kairouan last week handed down the maximum term under ...
Court was right to nix $12M will payout to drafting lawyer but should have ...
Court was right to nix $12M will payout to drafting lawyer but should have ...
Lawyer's Over-the-Top 'Texas Law Hawk' Ads Go Viral
That's no small feat, considering the competition: gems like Jamie Casino's 2014 Super Bowl ad, or the years of ads from Virginia's Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley, or the ads for Pittsburgh lawyer Daniel Muessig depicting criminals doing their thing while ...
WV CALA calls out Wooton for lawyer campaign contributions
CHARLESTON – A legal reform group is criticizing the contributions to the latest state Supreme Court candidate's campaign, saying he has received nearly $45,000 in election funds from personal injury attorneys. West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit ...
Pete Rose lawyer on losing reinstatement case: 'Fall from grace is without ...
Pete Rose lawyer on losing reinstatement case: 'Fall from grace is without ...
Lawyer found guilty in Maxim fraud case
Former Bryan Cave lawyer Harvey Newkirk was found guilty on Monday of taking part in an $8 million fraud tied to the failed acquisition of Maxim magazine. But the Manhattan federal court jury, after a third day of deliberations, found the disgraced ...
Columbus County lawyer enters pleas on obstruction charges
A Whiteville lawyer and former prosecutor pleaded guilty Monday to misdemeanor obstruction charges, ending a separate criminal investigation. Felony charges leveled against Randy Lemay Cartrette last week, and one from last year, were dropped as part ...
Noah Thomas case: Lawyer requests change of venue
Noah Thomas case: Lawyer requests change of venue. Ashley White's lawyer said a change of venue would help the court seat an unbiased jury. Story · Image (2). Print: Create a hardcopy of this page; Font Size: Default font size: Larger font size ...
Wealthy Tempe Lawyer Rips Off Clients, Loses License Forever
The criminal case against Jay Bansal has several offbeat details, including that the ex-lawyer already had achieved the American Dream, and then some, when he decided to begin ripping off his clients. But the main point hammered home by a recent ...
Lawyer for Ex-Treasure Hunter Says Client Seriously Ill
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Delaware County Sheriffs Office shows Tommy Thompson. Thompson, a former deep-sea treasure hunter must explain why he shouldn't face new penalties for failing to answer questions about 500 missing gold ...
Lawyer wants client's child porn conviction tossed over AG's suspended law license
An unprecedented opportunity has presented itself for Kittanning lawyer George Swank in his impending legal battle with Kathleen Kane. Since Sept. 21, Kane has maintained position has the most power prosecutor, despite having her law license suspended ...
Bergdahl lawyer upbraids judge, Donald Trump
A lawyer for US Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl spoke to the press on Monday following the news that his client would face a court martial for walking away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009. Bergdahl's attorney decried the decision of Army General ...
Las Vegas lawyer arrested in forgery case
Defense lawyer Vicki Greco was arrested and booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Monday following her indictment in an alleged scheme to file forged court documents in misdemeanor cases involving prostitutes. Greco, 43, a member of the ...
HCC board hired outside lawyer without vote
As conflict roiled the upper reaches of Houston Community College early last year, the institution's board chairman, Neeta Sane, told her fellow trustees during a closed-door session that they needed to hire an outside lawyer to negotiate a contract ...
NC lawyer enters pleas on obstruction charges
WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A Whiteville lawyer and former prosecutor has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor obstruction charges, ending a separate criminal investigation. Multiple media outlets report that 41-year-old Randy Lemay Cartrette pleaded guilty ...
Lawyer threatened opposing counsel with stun gun during deposition, court says ...
Lawyer threatened opposing counsel with stun gun during deposition, court says ...
Joseph Allen is lucky he could afford a lawyer to prove his innocence: Emily Maw
What if Joseph Allen and his family had been too poor to hire a lawyer? What if, like almost 85 percent of New Orleanians who have a family member charged with a crime, they had to rely on the Orleans Public Defenders to represent Mr. Allen? He was ...
Lawyer caught with gun outside Disney World said bulge in his pants was his ...
Lawyer caught with gun outside Disney World said bulge in his pants was his ...
Lawyer convicted of helping a con man impersonate his dad to raise $31 million ...
Lawyer convicted of helping a con man impersonate his dad to raise $31 million ...
Lawyer: Driverless Train Operator Did Not Tie Open Throttle
A lawyer for the operator of a runaway train in Massachusetts says he denies tying a rope or cord around the train's throttle. Investigators are looking at that as a possible reason why the train took off last week without a driver on board. Transit ...
Lawyer: Operator tied to Boston runaway train missed hearing on doctor's ...
Lawyer: Operator tied to Boston runaway train missed hearing on doctor's ...
Lawyer pleads guilty to committing federal bank fraud to take client's money
BRUNSWICK | A lawyer in jail since mid-August pleaded guilty to committing federal bank fraud to take money that was intended for his clients. Donald Carlton Gibson, 41, who lived on Savannah and practiced law in Brunswick, pleaded guilty to a single ...
Longtime Schander Harrison lawyer dies at 91
Edward W. Mullinix, 91, a lawyer at Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis for 63 years, died on Dec. 9 due to complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Forest at Duke in Durham, N.C.. Born and raised in Baltimore, Mr. Mullinix studied at St. John's ...
Lawyer for jailhouse snitch asks judge to hold defense attorney in contempt ...
Lawyer for jailhouse snitch asks judge to hold defense attorney in contempt ...
A Lawyer Tries To Ruin The Happiest Place On Earth
I'm an avowed Disney fan. Yes, I am a grown-ass adult and willingly take my vacation at Disney World… because it's awesome. It annoys me when people there cut in line, litter, or do anything to disrupt the magical experience that is Disney World. So ...