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Jailed Kazakh Lawyer 'On Hunger Strike'
QARAGHANDY, Kazakhstan -- The mother of a Kazakh lawyer jailed for hitting a judge with a fly swatter says her son has been on hunger strike since January 13. Yevgeny Tankov's mother, Valentina Tankova, told RFE/RL on February 12 that her son is ...
Yikes: Ciara's Lawyer Has No Mercy on Future in Leaked Emails
The gloves are off between Ciara and Future. Days after the singer filed a $15 million lawsuit against her rapper ex for bashing her in the media over their custody arrangements for their son Future Jr., someone leaked some e-mails between Ciara's ...
McCoy's Lawyer: No Decision on Charges Until Next Week
An attorney for Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says he's been told no decision will be made until next week on charges over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured. Defense attorney Larry Krasner says ...
Dassey lawyer not first to be skewered
Despite the withering criticism leveled at Kachinsky over the past two months, he is hardly a poster child for bad criminal defense lawyers, the USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin found. Examples of ineffective counsel in cases that ended in exonerations are ...
McCoy's Lawyer: No Decision On Charges Until Next Week
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An attorney for Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy says he's been told no decision will be made until next week on charges over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl that left two off-duty police officers injured. Defense attorney ...
Embattled copyright lawyer uses DMCA to remove article about himself
Well-known copyright lawyer Marc Randazza used the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to delete an online article about a dispute between his former employer and himself. Randazza says he sent the notice on behalf of Xbiz.com, a porn-industry ...
You're an Inappropriately Dressed Interloper, Judge Tells DOJ Lawyer
The transcript, first obtained by The Washington Post, features a remarkable dressing down of a DOJ counterterrorism lawyer based in Washington, D.C. who had helped bring the case and had flown in to monitor its progress. It became quickly apparent ...
Hockey referee lawyer: 'Everyone let my client down'
The lawyer representing hockey referee David Brown of Wall, who claims he was attacked by irate parents at Howell Ice World on Sunday said that government officials let his client down. Richard P. Lomurro, of Lomurro Trial Lawyers, said that during the ...
What Being A Lawyer Means To Chelsea A. Grayson, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer Of American ...
What Being A Lawyer Means To Chelsea A. Grayson, General Counsel & Chief Administrative Officer Of American ...
Houston "slave" nanny case: Suspect delays case over lawyer woes
"Slave" nanny case: Suspect delays case over lawyer woes. You need Flash to watch this video.Sorry, your browser doesn't support Flash, needs a Flash update, or has Flash disabled. Nanny hostage case continues. The man accused of keeping a nanny ...
Minneapolis lawyer is new ambassador to Norway
A Twin Cities attorney is the new U.S. ambassador to Norway — a position that has been vacant for more than two years. The flag of Norway. (Pioneer Press archives). Samuel D. Heins, formerly a partner at the Minneapolis law firm of Heins Mills & Olson ...
Dueling portraits of lawyer accused in sex-for-favors case
To his friends, colleagues and neighbors, Richard Schubach was a kind, mild-mannered man with a "heart of gold." A devoted dad who coached his kids in soccer and baseball. A conscientious attorney who ably served clients across the legal spectrum, from ...
Lawyer accused of breaking the law
GREENBELT, MD. - A lawyer from Wenonah is accused of helping suspected drug traffickers launder money, authorities said Friday. James Michael Farrell, who has an office in Philadelphia, also is charged with conspiracy, witness tampering and tampering ...
Judge, lawyer running for court seat
Awarded a Reggie Fellowship, he worked as a lawyer in Northern Utah providing legal services for Mexican migrant farm workers. “I've been on the very liberal side of issues,” Ayala said, adding that he is interested in finding alternatives to ...
A Black History Month appreciation of N.J. civil rights lawyer Raymond A. Brown | Opinion
Lawyer, teacher, scholar, friend, Brown confronted the worst of intolerance and bigotry, but remained committed to America; in fact he fought for it on many fronts, not least on the battlefields of World War II. Like Woodson, Brown vigorously pursued ...
Cosby's lawyer appeals charges to state superior court
Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Temple University employee Andrea Constand back in 2004 inside of his Cheltenham home. Cosby's lawyers claim they had an agreement with a former prosecutor that the 78-year old would never be ...
What's the Difference Between and a Refugee and a Deportee? A Lawyer.
Rather, 70 percent of families and 50 percent of children face their immigration proceedings without an attorney, according to Greg Chen, the American Immigration Lawyers Association's director of advocacy. In the last two years, about 112,000 families ...
Steve Coogan on Playing a Lawyer in Apartheid South Africa in 'Shepherds and Butchers' (EXCLUSIVE)
Variety spoke exclusively to Steve Coogan, who plays the lead in “Shepherds and Butchers.” The film world premieres in the Berlin Film Festival's Panorama section today. WestEnd Films is handling international sales. The movie is set in South Africa in ...
Early black lawyer, wife endured bigotry
He was a railroad lawyer and she was a suffragette and civic activist. But when they moved into their house at 2092 Sargent Av., just east of Cretin Avenue, their race would render them “direct victims of virulent racial hatred,” according to former ...
Lunch with a Lawyer set for Monday
Senior Education Ministries is set to host Jeff Hawkins of Hawkins Law PC in Sullivan at Lunch with Lawyer 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the Wabash Valley Banquet Center at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds at 3901 S. U.S. 41 in Terre Haute. Lunch with a ...
Former Jones Day colleague remembers Scalia as conscientious lawyer with 'twinkle in his eye'
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, seen here in September 2010, died Saturday at a Texas resort. He was 79. He began his law career at Jones Day in Cleveland, working with former managing attorney Richard Pogue. (Ray Chavez, Bay Area News ...
Mike Arnold, lawyer who helped end Malheur standoff, takes pride in being prickly
Others who have spent time around Arnold during his career say he's a hard-working lawyer and tireless advocate for his clients. “That's who I would go to if I was in trouble,” Eugene attorney Andrew Coit said. He and Arnold shared office space for ...
Bridgegate lawyer backed Christie in N.H. | The Auditor
Among the family, friends, and former and current Chris Christie staffers who flocked to New Hampshire to support the governor in the final days of his presidential campaign was Debra Wong Yang, a close friend of the governor. Yang is also one of the ...
Letter Ciara's lawyer sent to Future is leaked online
It's only been a few days since Ciara filed suit against Future for $15 million in a defamation lawsuit, but now, someone has leaked emails between her lawyer and Future's lawyer, and it looks like this whole thing is getting pretty heated. The emails ...
Lawyer won case, then stole hefty settlement, client says
But after the doctor's treatment left her out of work and in constant pain, she turned to a lawyer. Veteran personal-injury attorney Stuart Schlesinger offered the Queens woman a promise: “I'm going to take care of you.” Schlesinger and his son ...
Portsmouth OKs $579K to lawyer for overturning cop's inheritance
"The wrongdoing in this matter has been the command staff of the Portsmouth Police Department," Portsmouth attorney Paul McEachern, who represents four of Webber's friends and smaller beneficiaries, wrote to Eby's office this week. "The righteousness ...
Lawyer IDs Shooter, Victim In Friday Plymouth Incident
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Family members of a Plymouth man accused of killing his girlfriend over the weekend say they're shocked by what happened. The man was identified Sunday by his attorney as Corey Perry and his fiance, Trisha Nelson. They were ...
Lawyer: Suspect in Bangkok Blast Confessed Under Torture
The lawyer for a one of two suspects in last year's deadly bombing of a Bangkok landmark said Monday his client was tortured to elicit a confession, as the pair were set to formally hear the charges against them in a military court. Lawyer Chuchart ...
Immigration lawyer's plan to help client leads to prison
DETROIT — For 35 years, immigration attorney David Wenger witnessed the gut-wrenching tales of the deported: fathers and mothers being torn apart from their children, ordered to leave the country. Over and over again, Wenger says he saw the same story ...
Former Cedar Rapids lawyer considered a possible Supreme Court nominee
Following the death of Justice Scalia over the weekend, several names have been mentioned as potential successors. A former Cedar Rapids lawyer is on that list. Jane Kelly is a federal appeals court judge. She worked at the public defender's office in ...
Lawyer: Plymouth killing suspect had mental illness history
A Plymouth man who died after exchanging gunfire with police after allegedly killing his girlfriend had a history of untreated mental illness, his lawyer says. Attorney Michael Padden said Corey Perry's family asked him to speak on their behalf. Padden ...
'Making a Murderer' lawyer to speak in Madison
Former Avery defense lawyer Dean Strang will be a discussion panelist April 12 at the High Noon Saloon in Madison. The Cap Times is facilitating the discussion, which will also feature former state Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager, plus pastor ...
Bolton: 'Brilliant Lawyer' Cruz Will Make Scalia Replacement and Constitution an Issue
I think somebody like Ted Cruz on the Republican side, a brilliant lawyer himself, obviously head and shoulders above the others, will make it an issue. Hillary Clinton a lawyer on her side, will be perfectly prepared to make it an issue as will. And I ...
Lawyer for Goforth shooting suspect: keep him in jail
Lawyers for a man accused of gunning down a Harris County deputy in August will argue Monday that his transfer to a state psychiatric hospital should not be expedited. Shannon Miles, 31, is charged with capital murder, accused of ambushing Deputy ...
Denver Lawyer, A Former Scalia Clerk, Recalls His Late Mentor With Fondness
Jameson Jones, second from right, clerked for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, center. (Courtesy Jameson Jones). Denver attorney Jameson Jones was 27 years old and a year out of law school, when he landed a spot that young lawyers covet ...
Nelson lawyer announces run for commonwealth's attorney
If elected, she could be the first woman to hold the seat, according to her candidacy announcement. Goodwin, a graduate of Nelson County High School, currently is an attorney for Goodwin Law of Virginia. The wife and mother of three, who moved to ...
Lawyer who paid $140k to settle sex-harassment lawsuit last year now argues he doesn't have to pay
Prominent lawyer Ross Day quietly agreed last year to pay $140,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a female lawyer who claimed Day sexually harassed her by talking about the steamy book Fifty Shades of Grey and sending her erotic emails while she worked ...
Eliot Spitzer's Lawyer Says Woman Retracted Claim He Choked Her
But on Monday, Mr. Spitzer's lawyer said that the woman had apologized by email for making up the allegation. “There is no case here,” said the lawyer, Adam S. Kaufmann, who added that he had given the Manhattan district attorney's office a copy of the ...
New York police probe assault claim against Eliot Spitzer; lawyer disputes
New York City police on Monday said an investigation was ongoing regarding a woman's claim that former Governor Eliot Spitzer assaulted her at a Manhattan hotel, while his lawyer said the alleged victim has recanted and apologized in an email ...
Lawyer for Ex-Gov. Spitzer Says No Assault Took Place
Police are investigating a woman's report that she was assaulted by former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer in a room at The Plaza Hotel, an allegation his attorney said Monday was false, created by someone with "emotional difficulties." Attorney Adam ...
UPDATE: Lawyer says Bahrain prosecutors questioning 4 US journalists
UPDATE: MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- A lawyer says prosecutors in Bahrain are questioning four American journalists after their arrest in the tiny island kingdom on the anniversary of its 2011 uprising. Mohammed al-Jishi told The Associated Press that the ...
Uighurs deny Bangkok bombing, lawyer says confession forced
Bangkok (AFP) - Two Chinese Uighurs Tuesday denied involvement in a deadly shrine bombing in the Thai capital, and a lawyer said one had been beaten up and threatened with deportation to force an earlier confession. Investigators had also compelled ...
Why Your Divorce Lawyer Can't Protect Your Finances
As a financial planner and estate attorney, I have found that too often in divorces, divorcing spouses each hire their own lawyer but not their own financial adviser. It's a mistake that many wealthy people make, and one that can make them a lot less ...
Bangkok blast suspect tortured: lawyer
Two Chinese Uighur men accused of being behind last year's deadly bombing in Bangkok have denied all charges against them. Yiming Woo reports. △ Hide Transcript. ▷ View Transcript. Yusuf Mieraili is one of two Chinese Uighurs accused of being ...
Bahrain frees four American journalists: lawyer
Bahraini lawyer Mohammed al-Jishi and media campaign group Reporters Without Borders identified the four as U.S. journalist Anna Day and three members of her camera crew, all of them U.S. citizens. Bahrain's public prosecution office did not name those ...
Lawyer wants $2.5 million from late county commissoner's estate for 3 days work
AUGUSTA | An Augusta area lawyer who had himself put in charge of the affairs of a former county commissioner who lay dying in a hospital testified Monday that he is entitled to $2.5 million for three days of work. “I want what's coming to me,” Chris ...
Lawyer: Judge is trying police officers who carried out his own orders
The lawyer of a police officer who was detained in a government-orchestrated operation and is currently being tried along with other officers by the İstanbul 13th High Criminal Court has said that the court's judge, Ahmet Civelek, is trying officers ...
4 Americans Held In Bahrain Released, Lawyer Says
DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain has freed an American journalist and her camera crew after accusing them of participating in an illegal gathering, and they are expected to fly out of the country shortly, the group's lawyer said on Tuesday. Bahraini lawyer ...
Lawyer says 2nd Amendment protects gun owners' right to accidentally shoot their neighbors
A Florida man accidentally shot a neighbor girl whose house was located behind a backyard shooting range he set up — but his attorney says no laws were broken. Deputies arrested Harold Lanham, of Naples, and charged him with shooting a missile into a ...
'Mob Wife' Sues My Lawyer's a Screwup Who Cost Me My Jewels
"Mob Wives" star Ramona Rizzo can't get $154,000 worth of jewelry back from the feds because her lawyer's an "incompetent" idiot ... according to the lawsuit she just filed. Rizzo says federal agents were gunning for her bf Joseph Sclafani in 2011 when ...