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Lawyer: Ex-Congressman Misled Jury in Chandra Levy Case
Ohm said that notes defense lawyers recently received show Condit misled the jury. Ohm did not elaborate. Condit testified during Guandique's 2010 trial that he had nothing to do with Levy's disappearance but evaded questions about whether he had an ...
'He's badly, badly burned,' lawyer says of worker shocked at Teleport
The Teleport was developed in the mid-1980s by the city and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to focus on technology. It offered high-speed voice, data and video services via satellite and fiber optic connectivity. (Staten Island Advance ...
Lawyer: Ex-congressman misled jury in Chandra Levy case
WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy says former California Congressman Gary Condit, who was romantically linked to Levy, misled the jury when he testified during the man's trial. Ingmar Guandique's ...
Trial lawyer Steve Mostyn and tort reform advocate join forces
One of the most vocal tort reformers in recent years, Mike Hull, has joined forces with trial lawyer and big Democratic donor Steve Mostyn, an unlikely partnership that is sure to turn heads under the Capitol dome. The Hull Henricks firm has been ...
Pole dancing lawyer looks for love with Steve Harvey's help
Pole dancing lawyer looks for love with Steve Harvey's help. Lawyer has pole dancing studio in Jackson. UPDATED 8:08 PM CST Jan 08, 2016. Tweet · NEXT STORY. Skeletal remains identified as missing Madison County man. Text Size: ASmall Text ...
'Making a Murderer': Steven Avery's Lawyer Claims a 'Mass' of Potential New ...
'Making a Murderer': Steven Avery's Lawyer Claims a 'Mass' of Potential New ...
Avery's new lawyer: 'The killer is free'
A new lawyer for convicted murderer Steven Avery insists her client is innocent of the 2005 homicide that sent him to prison, and offered hints to a defense strategy days before she joined Avery's defense team on Friday. Kathleen Zellner, a suburban ...
The very first thing you should do if you win the $800 million Powerball
The national Powerball lottery is currently stacked at $900 million. On the off-chance you're the lucky recipient of the prize, you may have already begun daydreaming about yachts, private jets, and shopping sprees. But hold your horses. One important ...
Platini to appeal FIFA ban, says lawyer
Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini can now launch appeals against their eight-year bans from football after FIFA's ethics committee judges sent them full written reasons for the verdicts. Lawyers for Blatter and Platini needed the documents received ...
California lawyer buys St. Clair Inn
The St. Clair Inn officially sold this week, and community leaders say they're glad to see the historic building potentially returning to its former glory. City officials said California lawyer and businessman Jeff Katofsky, managing member of Nevada ...
Applebee's Cook's Lost Fingertip Turns Up In Woman's Salad: Lawyer
Applebee's Cook's Lost Fingertip Turns Up In Woman's Salad: Lawyer. "So THAT'S where that went!" 01/09/2016 10:03 am ET | Updated 58 minutes ago. Associated Press. John Greim via Getty Images. A woman claims her experience at Applebee's was ...
Bill Cosby's lawyer is stealing the spotlight, impressing even those who ...
Bill Cosby's lawyer is stealing the spotlight, impressing even those who ...
Lawyer: 231 children abused in German Catholic choir
Allegations that more than 200 boys in a Catholic-run choir and two connected schools in Germany were abused over the span of several decades, some of them sexually, have brought the church's abuse scandal uncomfortably close to Pope Emeritus ...
Steven Avery From 'Making a Murderer' Gets a New Lawyer
Steven Avery is escorted into a Manitowoc County courtroom for his initial appearance Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005. Credit: AP Photo/Tim Swoboda, Poo. Making a Murderer's Steven Avery got a new layer to handle his wrongful conviction case on Friday, January ...
KC lawyer to join 'Making a Murderer' case's defense team
A Kansas City lawyer and member of the Midwest Innocence Project has joined a new legal team representing murder defendant Steven Avery, whose case has gone viral thanks to the Netflix documentary series “Making a Murderer.” Tricia Bushnell, the legal ...
Column: Attorney general is the people's lawyer
On Jan. 4, I was honored to take the oath of office as Kentucky's 50th attorney general. During my swearing in, I placed my hand on the Bible, Isaiah 1:17. It reads: “Learn to do good; seek justice; rescue the oppressed ….” These are the reasons I was ...
Legally Speaking: Lawyer disbarred for dishonesty
The rules of ethics governing lawyers state that it is professional misconduct for a lawyer to engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit or misrepresentation that reflects adversely on the lawyer's fitness to practice law. The courts have ...
'Talk to a Lawyer' on MLK Day
The Indiana State Bar Association will sponsor “Talk to a Lawyer Today,” a pro bono program to provide free legal assistance on Jan. 18, as an annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. The program is an opportunity for attorneys statewide to offer free ...
Blatter's lawyer confirms FIFA ban appeal
Sepp Blatter's lawyer has confirmed his client will appeal the eight-year ban from football activity handed down by FIFA's Ethics Committee last month. Outgoing FIFA president Blatter and UEFA chief Michel Platini received lengthy suspensions after an ...
Lawyer: "Major victory" in Jills lawsuit
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A New York State Supreme Court has found the Class Action lawsuit for the Buffalo Jills can continue on. This means in part the case is no longer just about the five former Jills who have sued their former managers for back wages ...
Civil Liberties Lawyer Norman Siegel: De Blasio's Trump Threat Endangers Free ...
Civil Liberties Lawyer Norman Siegel: De Blasio's Trump Threat Endangers Free ...
Lawyer for accused Gray Highway killer seeks to have client declared incompetent
More than three years after a Jones County woman was shot to death outside a Gray Highway gas station, a lawyer representing her alleged killer is asking a judge to declare his client incompetent to stand trial. At issue is whether 76-year-old Frank ...
Lawyer for LA County sheriff's sergeant wants 'potty watch' case dismissed
David Moser, a newly promoted Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant, was in his first day of training at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic when he saw an inmate handcuffed to a wall. Omar Estrada was suspected of concealing contraband ...
Blatter to appeal eight-year ban - lawyer
Suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter will appeal against his eight-year ban, his lawyer Richard Cullen has confirmed. Last month, Blatter and his one-time protege Michel Platini were kicked out of the sport for conflict of interest in a two million ...
'Talk to a Lawyer Today' event provides free legal consultations
You can get answers to these questions and more at the 15th annual "Talk to a Lawyer Today" event that takes place on Martin Luther King Day at three locations statewide — Allen, Huntington and Steuben counties. Locally, attorneys will occupy all ...
Meet César Vargas: New York-Based Undocumented Lawyer Fighting for Latino ...
Meet César Vargas: New York-Based Undocumented Lawyer Fighting for Latino ...
Court Leaders Want Poor to Have Better Access To Lawyers
HARTFORD – Unable to afford a rent increase, Anthony Culver fell behind on his payments and ended up one recent Tuesday standing before a judge in a Hartford courthouse, struggling to articulate his case without a lawyer. At an adjacent table, his ...
Ask the Lawyer: Roommate reports marijuana stash
If an individual reports to the commander that his roommate possesses marijuana, it can lead to a legal search. Loading… Post to Facebook. Ask the Lawyer: Roommate reports marijuana stash If an individual reports to the commander that his roommate ...
'There was no theft,' lawyer says as embezzlement case against Harrisburg ...
'There was no theft,' lawyer says as embezzlement case against Harrisburg ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Teen Can Be Rehabilitated After Killings
Authorities say Griego was 15 when he fatally shot his parents and siblings at the family's home south of Albuquerque in January 2013. His father, Greg Griego, was a pastor at one of Albuquerque's largest churches. Griego's lawyer says he was beaten by ...
Metuh Detention: Lawyer Takes FG, EFCC To Court
Olisa-Metuh A Lagos Lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has sued the Federal government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at the Federal High Court in Lagos, over the continued detention of the spokesman of the Peoples ...
Lawyer: Teen Accused of Killing Family Can Be Rehabilitated
A New Mexico teenager who pleaded guilty to killing his parents and three siblings can be rehabilitated and should not be sentenced as an adult, his public defender argued Monday. Nehemiah Griego, 18, has made progress at a state psychiatric treatment ...
Despite threat of firing client, Lyon's lawyer still working on plea
The Michael Lyon legal soap opera continued Monday as his lawyer appeared to fire him in a courthouse hallway, then said later he was still working hard in plea negotiations to settle the criminal case against the wealthy businessman. Sacramento ...
NC lawyer who fights for the wrongfully convicted goes before disciplinary panel
Lawyer Christine Mumma, right, with the N.C. Center for Actual Innocence talks with Dwayne Dail during a break at the N.C. State Bar in Raleigh, where she is having a disciplinary hearing on Monday, Jan. 11, 2016. Dail was exonerated of rape charges ...
Ames lawyer to challenge King in primary
AMES | Ames attorney Paul Lunde said Monday he will seek the Republican nomination for Congress from the Fourth District, the seat currently held by U.S. Rep. Steve King. The election is in November. Lunde plans to challenge King in the June primary ...
Lawyer: Tomah man's threats to kill Obama were 'hyperbole'
MADISON — Statements about President Barack Obama that Brian Dutcher made to a library security guard in La Crosse and on his Facebook page were exaggerations and were not a true threat to kill Obama, Dutcher's lawyer told a jury Monday as ...
Lawyer behind Johnsburg murder appeal to defend 'Making a Murderer' subject
Lawyer behind Johnsburg murder appeal to defend 'Making a Murderer' subject. Zellner law firm to rep Steven Avery after winning Mario Casciaro's freedom. Published: Monday, Jan. 11, 2016 2:56 p.m. CST ...
Above The Law's 2015 Lawyer Of The Year Contest: The Winner!
prize trophy contest The competition for 2015 Lawyer of the Year honors came right down to the wire. The top three candidates — U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, LGBT rights litigator Mary Bonauto, and “Law Hawk” Bryan Wilson — were separated by just four ...
'Making a Murderer': Who Is Steven Avery's New Lawyer Kathleen Zellner?
She was also lauded as Person of the Year in 2014 by Chicago Lawyer, which called her a “standard bearer among civil rights attorneys and has long been known as a fierce courtroom advocate — armed with a recorder-like memory, trial techniques that ...
Hackers are stealing closing funds by intercepting lawyer-client email ...
Hackers are stealing closing funds by intercepting lawyer-client email ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Files Motion to Dismiss Charges, Claims Prosecutor Is ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Files Motion to Dismiss Charges, Claims Prosecutor Is ...
Baltimore City Council clashes with Rawlings-Blake over outside lawyer payment
The City Council is poised to go to battle with the Rawlings-Blake administration over whether Baltimore should pay a team of private lawyers $2 million to represent the city during a federal probe of its Police Department. The two sides will meet ...
Woman accused of hiding newborn in plastic bag wants baby back: lawyer
A woman who allegedly placed her newborn son in a plastic bag and hid him under a pile of towels still wants to keep the baby, her lawyer said in court Monday. Police have called it a miracle that the baby survived because they said the woman, a Loyola ...
Defense lawyer: Mother is 'far more likely' the culprit
The man accused of the heartless murder of little Bella Bond said it's “ridiculous” to blame him for the “unbelievable” killing that drew national attention — with his lawyer saying the girl's mother is the one who treated the toddler like trash. At ...
Egyptian lawyer sues Netanyahu for '1967 war crimes'
According to the report, the lawyer, Ismail Labib, filed the lawsuit against the Israeli prime minister in a court in Cairo, demanding that Netanyahu pay him compensation of 100 million Egyptian Pounds for the killing of Egyptian captives by Israel ...
Lawyer told police of client's alleged plot after speaking with ethics hotline
A Pennsylvania lawyer revealed his client's alleged plot “take back” the home of his ex-girlfriend using an AR-15 rifle and body armor after consulting with the state bar's ethics hotline, police say. Revelations by the lawyer, Seamus Dubbs of York ...
Pistorius Lawyer: Appeal Court Ignored Athlete's Disability
In a request to South Africa's Constitutional Court to hear an appeal of the murder conviction, lawyer Andrew Fawcett said Pistorius was on his stumps, which made him anxious, when he fired. He said the appeals court ignored the trial court's finding ...
When lottery pools go bad: Lawyer shares advice ahead of historic drawing
An Indianapolis lawyer is weighing in on the potential dark side of lotto pools ahead of an historic Powerball jackpot drawing on Wednesday. The current estimated amount for a win is $1.4 billion. WXIN interviewed attorney Scott Montross, who ...
Is it okay to admire Bill Cosby's lawyer Monique Pressley?
Her name is Monique Pressley and as a singular figure – she is pretty damn impressive. When we all heard that Bill Cosby had hired a young, attractive, black woman to be his lawyer his dissenters and supporters alike all raised a brow. Not because a ...
How To Help Your Legal Practice Thrive As An LGBT Lawyer
Starting your own legal practice isn't a cakewalk, but at times it can seem even more difficult if you don't always feel welcomed with open arms by others in the industry as an LGBT professional. This is one of the reasons the LGBT Bar and the American ...