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Malaysia's top lawyer rejected advice to charge PM: source
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's anti-graft agency had recommended that Prime Minister Najib Razak be charged with criminal misappropriation, a source said on Wednesday, amid growing outrage after the premier was cleared of any offences in a ...
Twitter plays key role for Steven Avery lawyer
The Twittersphere is fascinated with Steven Avery's new attorney. Since announcing she was taking his case, Kathleen Zellner has called out the former prosecutor Ken Kratz, challenged evidence against Avery and promoted her previous exonerations on the ...
Lawyer Criticizes US for Nixing Charges as Part of Iran Swap
A lawyer for a Chinese national who supplied Iran with U.S.-made devices that can be used to convert uranium for nuclear weapons is criticizing the U.S. government for dropping charges against his Iranian co-defendant as part of a breakthrough U.S ...
Cazenovia man charged with fraud gets new trial date; new lawyer for SEC case
After one postponement, a new trial date has been set for James P. Griffin, a Cazenovia man indicted in July on charges he defrauded investors an estimated $1.6 million. The trial is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. April 4 before Judge Frederick J ...
Old Lady Lawyer: A Great Old Man Lawyer Retires
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer I've written about old versus young lawyers and the need for succession planning, as well as the issue as to when old lawyers should throttle back, or at least take a supporting role, ...
Local lawyer becomes CEO of entertainment company
After spending the past 16 years building an entertainment practice at Cozen O'Connor, Justin Wineburgh has decided to join one of his key local clients. Effective Monday, Wineburgh will join Alkemy X, a media company that produces creative content and ...
Ammon Bundy Asks Oregon Occupiers to Go Home, Lawyer Says
An undisclosed number of people are still occupying a wildlife refuge in Oregon after eight people were arrested and one was killed in connection to the situation yesterday. An FBI official said the occupiers, whose group took control of the Malheur ...
Lawyer: 'Runaway Grand Jury' Indicted Abortion Foes
A Planned Parenthood clinic is seen Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 in Houston. A Houston grand jury investigating undercover footage at the Houston clinic found no wrongdoing Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, by the abortion provider, and instead indicted anti-abortion ...
Activists in Planned Parenthood videos hurt by 'runaway grand jury,' lawyer says
An attorney for two anti-abortion activists facing charges after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood say the activists were indicted by a "runaway grand jury." The Houston grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of misusing fetal tissue and ...
Donald Trump vs. Megyn Kelly: Chicago Lawyer Job Helped Make Her Tough
She could, rising at the firm as a corporate lawyer. It wasn't all work when she was in Chicago, though. Kelly, who grew up in upstate New York, met her former husband, Dan Kendall, at a street festival here. He was a medical student. In 2001, just ...
Ex-Fannie Mae boss's lawyer: SEC lacks civil fraud evidence
Former Fannie Mae CEO Daniel Mudd leaves Manhattan federal court, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in New York. His lawyer told a judge that civil charges alleging Mudd misled investors about the mortgage giant's exposure to... (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister) ...
Ex-Fannie Mae Boss's Lawyer: SEC Lacks Civil Fraud Evidence
A former Fannie Mae top executive didn't mislead investors about the mortgage giant's exposure to subprime mortgages just before the housing bubble burst and should not face a civil trial in Manhattan, his lawyer said Wednesday. Attorney John Keker ...
'Portal to hell' stabbing suspect was psychotic from synthetic marijuana, lawyer says
ELIZABETH — Morgan Mesz had been a rodeo rider in Montana before moving to New Jersey and becoming and a Golden Gloves boxer, his lawyer told jurors Wednesday. Mesz helped his elderly neighbors in Union Township, who described him as kind ...
Ex-Steven Avery lawyer meets Minn. lawmakers
The series already inspired a Tennessee lawmaker to introduce a bill that would block police from questioning an underage suspect without a lawyer, parent or guardian present. Dassey, as you might recall, was thrown to the wolves by an attorney who ...
Prosecutors defend prosecution of Jacksonville lawyer in Allied 'Internet cafes' scandal
Prosecutors have responded to an appeal filed in the Allied Veterans of the World scandal and are standing firm that Jacksonville lawyer Kelly Mathis' public corruption conviction was proper. Mathis, 52, was the only person sentenced to prison in the ...
'The Consummate Southern Lawyer': Hunstville's legal community remembers Buck Watson
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville's legal community lost a giant this week. Buck Watson passed away. His former law partner of over 20 years, Al Jimmerson, says Watson worked everything — from high-profile criminal defenses to environmental cases ...
Ex-Department of Justice Lawyer Faces Penalties in Leak of NSA Program
WASHINGTON — The District of Columbia bar is pursuing ethics charges against a former Department of Justice lawyer who has said he was one of the sources for a 2005 article in The New York Times about the National Security Agency's program of ...
Renowned trial lawyer Kennedy dies at 78
Michael Kennedy, the trial lawyer who represented LSD advocate Timothy Leary, a member of the Chicago Eight and a Sicilian mob boss in some of the most high-profile criminal and civil-rights cases in the second half of the 20th century, has died. He ...
Lawyer criticizes US for nixing charges as part of Iran swap
BOSTON – A lawyer for a Chinese national who supplied Iran with U.S.-made devices that can be used to convert uranium for nuclear weapons is criticizing the U.S. government for dropping charges against his Iranian co-defendant as part of a breakthrough ...
GM ignition switch accords challenged over alleged lawyer conflict
NEW YORK -- A settlement fund for the benefit of more than 1,000 General Motors customers who sued over faulty ignition switches should be re-examined by a judge because the lawyer who negotiated it had a conflict of interest, another plaintiff ...
How a High-Flying Lawyer Botched His Big Case Against GM
It was a stunning blow to plaintiffs' attorney Robert Hilliard, who has signed settlements with GM in more than 1,300 ignition switch cases and is one of three lead lawyers appointed to manage the hundreds of cases that remain. On Monday, Lance Cooper, ...
News Corp U.K. Unit Names Rebekah Brooks' Hacking Trial Lawyer General Counsel
News UK, the British unit of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, has tapped the lead lawyer for Rebekah Brooks during the phone-hacking trial as its general counsel. Angus McBride will oversee all legal activity and compliance for the company, which publishes ...
Revised outlook for growth in lawyer jobs is glum
The Bureau estimates the number of lawyer positions will increase by just 43,800 jobs in the period between 2014 and 2024, the Am Law Daily (sub. req.) reports. That estimate, published in December 2015, is down from the forecast in 2014, when the ...
'Orange is the New Black' star Dascha Polanco getting harassed by her accuser, lawyer says
The teen who accused Dascha Polanco of slugging her has been harassing the “Orange is the New Black” star, the actress's attorney said Thursday. Faith Friedman reported teen Michelle Cardona's alarming conduct to Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Heidi ...
Lawyer sees possible parallels in deaths of two Russians in UK exile
Perepilichny had been providing evidence against those linked to the death of anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky while in custody in Moscow in 2009. Magnitsky had accused Russian government officials of stealing $230 million. Henrietta Hill, a ...
Disbarment recommended for lawyer who called disciplinary counsel a 'pimp' and 'Oreo'
A hearing committee of the Louisiana Disciplinary Board has recommended permanent disbarment for a lawyer accused of calling the disciplinary counsel a “pimp” and an “Oreo.” The committee recommended disbarment of lawyer Ashton O'Dwyer Jr., saying ...
Lawyer: Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert 'Nearly Died'
The federal judge in charge of the criminal case against former House Speaker Dennis Hastert agreed Thursday to delay sentencing until April 8. Hastert's lawyers asked for the delay last week, saying they've been unable to prepare for the hearing ...
Today's Tech: A Lawyer And Dragon Dictate (Also, Thanks For Nothing)
Today I'm going to share how a personal injury lawyer uses Dragon Dictate software to increase his efficiency and save costs. But first, I'd like to extend my overwhelming expression of gratitude to the commentariat for proving, once again, that you ...
Watch Live at 11: Bundy's lawyer speaks from Portland
Ammon Bundy's lawyer will speak at 11 a.m. from the steps of the federal courthouse in Portland. Attorney Mike Arnold will discuss the latest from his client, the leader of the armed group that occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Eastern ...
Teenage accuser is now harassing 'OITNB' star: lawyer
“This woman is trying to extort her,” the lawyer said. “We expect that the case will ultimately be dismissed.” It's unclear what led to the alleged beatdown inside Polanco's Washington Heights pad. But the actress had invited Cardona inside via text ...
Lawyer for Embattled Pro-Life Activists Behind Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Reveals What He Believes Will ...
Lawyer for Embattled Pro-Life Activists Behind Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Reveals What He Believes Will ...
Statement to police should be suppressed because of Miranda warning error, lawyer says
RICHMOND The defense for a man charged in the 2010 deaths of a Richmond couple says statements he made to police should be suppressed because he was denied his right to a lawyer, he was not re-read his Miranda rights at the police station, and there ...
Same lawyer, new cause
Remember this lawyer's name? Brian K. Wells is the attorney who lives next to state Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz in Jamaica Plain – and who sued her last spring for a home addition that he contended violated city zoning standard. (She settled, agreeing to ...
How GM ignition-switch plaintiffs' lawyer botched his big case
It was a stunning blow to plaintiffs' attorney Robert Hilliard, who has signed settlements with GM in more than 1,300 ignition switch cases and is one of three lead lawyers appointed to manage the hundreds of cases that remain. On Monday, Lance Cooper, ...
Lawyer banned from Broward jail after inmate-sex allegation
A defense lawyer has been banished from all five Broward jails after a deputy saw her bent over a table apparently having sex with an inmate in an interview room at the Main Jail, authorities said. A jail deputy walked in on Jessica Mishali, 35, and ...
Cosby Lawyers and Prosecutors Spar Ahead of Court Hearing
In a new motion filed in the case, Mr. Cosby's lawyers said the Montgomery County district attorney's office waited too long to bring charges and that, as a result, evidence of what they say was the former district attorney's 2005 agreement not to ...
Michael J. Kennedy, Lawyer for Underdogs and Pariahs, Dies at 78
Michael J. Kennedy, who as a criminal lawyer championed lost causes and deeply unpopular defendants — including John Gotti Sr., Huey P. Newton and Timothy Leary — and finally won freedom for Jean S. Harris, the convicted killer of Dr. Herman ...
Irl Baris, lawyer for mobsters and free-speech cases, dies at 88
Irl B. Baris, a defense lawyer for more than six decades whose clients included some of St. Louis' most notorious mobsters, died Wednesday (Jan. 27, 2016) at Missouri Baptist Medical Center of complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 88 and lived ...
Lawyer fired by Eric Garner's family wants part of $6.9M settlement
A lawyer who was fired by Eric Garner's family wants a slice of the reported $6.9 million the slain man's survivors are receiving, according to court fillings. The Rubenstein and Rynecki law firm believes it deserves a piece of the $2.3 million in ...
Appointment of 7 trustees to 4-employee company illegal, lawyer says
The appointment of seven trustees who are paid a monthly salary of TL 1,000 to run consulting firm İdeks Danışmanlık, which has only four employees, is unlawful, a lawyer representing the firm has said in a petition to a court. Hakan Kahraman, an ...
Lawyer Banned From Broward Jails After Alleged Sexual Tryst With Inmate
FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – A Hollywood lawyer is 'persona non grata' at Broward's five jails after she was reportedly caught having sex with an inmate. A memo from the Broward Sheriff's Office with a picture of attorney Jessica Mishali, 35, was sent ...
Florida lawyer is permanently disbarred for DUI setup
Florida lawyer Stephen Diaco has been permanently disbarred for his role in setting up an opposing lawyer for a drunken driving arrest during a 2013 trial. The Florida Supreme Court permanently disbarred (PDF) Diaco on Thursday after he dropped appeals ...
I'm Lawyer And Daily Fantasy Law Expert Daniel Wallach. Let's Chat!
We're now joined by Daniel Wallach, a lawyer and shareholder at Becker & Poliakoff. Daniel is an expert on gaming law and sports law, and has counseled professional sports teams, fantasy sports operators, casinos, racetracks, sports betting companies, ...
Jason Van Dyke receiving death threats, lawyer says
Earlier Friday, two other lawyers, William Fahy and Steven “Randy” Rueckert, told Gaughan they were joining Van Dyke's defense team. Gaughan, the prosecutors and the defense team then went in the judge's chamber for 15 minutes before they came out to ...
The Latest: Lawyer denies Chicago cop tampered with dashcam
An attorney for a white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times says his client did not tamper with his squad car's dashcam in response to a Chicago news outlet's report this week that the device was intentionally damaged. DNAinfo ...
Steven Avery's Lawyer Talks to Dateline in First TV Interview Since Taking Case
The lawyer for Steven Avery, the subject of the popular Netflix documentary series "Making a Murderer," said advances in forensic testing could help exonerate her controversial client. "Generally, since 2007, there have been significant advances in ...
Lawyer for Montague, Sandyston resigns amid sexual harassment probe
MONTAGUE — A township lawyer who's accused of sexually harassed two women in a number of crude and offensive advances using his town email accounts, and then lied to investigators about it, has resigned. A complaint filed with the state Office of ...
Best selected as a Mountain States Super Lawyer
Best selected as a Mountain States Super Lawyer. Elizabeth A. Best, Great Falls trial lawyer, has been selected again as a Mountain States Super Lawyer for 2016. This is the seventh time she has been selected. Each year, no more than 5 percent of ...
High court disciplines Hammond lawyer
The man's case languished in federal court when Fontanez failed to answer questions about his client's allegations to Hammond's lawyers, failed to appear at a hearing in the case or pay attorney fees awarded the City of Hammond for Fontanez's lack of ...
DOJ Lawyer Charged in Ethics Case
Thomas Tamm, a former U.S. Department of Justice lawyer who leaked information to the press about warrantless domestic spying under President George W. Bush, is facing legal ethics charges in Washington. In charging papers released on Jan. 26, the ...