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Denied chamber space, lawyer tries to 'set himself on fire' in Rohini court in Delhi
Denied chamber space, lawyer tries to 'set himself on fire' in Rohini court in Delhi. The lawyer was rushed to hospital, where he received first aid and was discharged later. The police have registered a case of attempted suicide against him, said an ...
Jia Jia, missing Chinese journalist, didn't write against Xi, lawyer says
He last spoke with his wife on the phone upon arrival at Beijing's airport but has since disappeared, his lawyer Yan Xin told CNN. There was no indication he made it to Hong Kong. Calling the situation "not optimistic," Yan said they are filing a ...
Erlanger lawyer claims Hutcheson Medical Center lied about having no more information
A lawyer for Hutcheson Medical Center says he has nothing left to share — no documents to look for, no documents to hide, nothing at all. But a lawyer for Erlanger Health System says that's not true. It just can't be. Jennifer Shelfer, the attorney ...
Lyndhurst mother who paid for 'hit man' assails her lawyer
Having lost an appeal of her conviction, a Lyndhurst woman who is serving a 10-year prison term for offering to pay $10,000 to have a hit man kill a romantic rival is asking a judge to set aside her sentence on grounds that she received ineffective ...
Cosby lawyer asked to detail donation, ties to former District Attorney Bruce Castor
PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby's lead criminal lawyer in Pennsylvania is fighting a subpoena related to his $2,500 donation to the ex-prosecutor who says he had promised Cosby that he would never be charged. Lawyer Brian McMonagle co-hosted a political ...
Benzema lawyer hits back at Liberation, French Prime Minister
Eric Dupond-Moretti, a French criminal lawyer representing Karim Benzema, says the Real Madrid striker intends to sue newspaper Liberation. Karim Benzema intends to sue Liberation after the French newspaper published a report linking him to an ...
Abdeslam family 'relieved' at Salah arrest: lawyer
Brussels (AFP) - The family of key Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, arrested after being wounded in a dramatic raid in central Brussels, is relieved that he is at least safe, his brother's lawyer said Saturday. "Mohamed Abdeslam, who I have just ...
"Accidental lawyer" credits TCC with being a bridgebuilder
Judge J. Layne Smith of Florida's Second Judicial Circuit jokes that he is an "accidental lawyer." The Tallahassee native was an All-State and All-Big-Bend football player at Leon High School. He was recruited by the United States Air Force Academy and ...
Paris Terror Suspect Salah Abdeslam Charged, Will Fight Extradition: Lawyer
The top suspect in last year's deadly Paris attacks who was injured during his capture in Belgium has left the hospital, the mayor of Brussels said Saturday. Salah Abdeslam, 26, who was seized Friday in the Brussels neighborhood of Molenbeek, was ...
Alan Ho was 'condemned even before trial', lawyer says
The lawyers of those who got heavier sentences, Hotel Lisboa's former executive director Alan Ho and former assistant manager Kelly Wang, criticised a “flawed investigation” and the fact that they were subject to a public judgement for about a year ...
Freedom Communications to sell to Digital First Media, says Freedom lawyer
Freedom Communications, the owner of the Orange County Register and Riverside Press-Enterprise, will accept the bid of Digital First Media on Monday, the company's bankruptcy lawyer said Saturday. The decision comes after a federal judge halted the ...
Charlotte man acting as own lawyer in his murder trial
Todd Boderick's trial has taken another strange twist. The Charlotte Observer reports that for the first time in North Carolina a judge will decide if Boderick is guilty. Subscription Required. An online service is needed to view this article in its ...
Jones' lawyer: No laws broken, but mayor may have acted differently in retrospect
Richard Cullen, attorney for Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones, during an interview with the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Richmond, VA Friday, March 18, 2016. Mayor. BOB BROWN. Mayor. Richard Cullen, attorney for Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones, ...
Lawyer Amal Clooney talks human rights in Mideast speech
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Advocate and lawyer Amal Clooney told an audience in the Middle East on Sunday that governments around the world should be vocal, consistent, principled and transparent about human rights. Clooney was ...
Paris suspect's lawyer to sue French prosecutor: media
Speaking two days after Abdeslam was captured during a police raid in Brussels, his lawyer Sven Mary accused the lead French investigator of violating judicial confidentiality by quoting Abdeslam's statement to a magistrate in Brussels at a news ...
Paris suspect to sue French prosecutor
Speaking two days after Abdeslam was captured during a police raid in Brussels, his lawyer Sven Mary accused the lead French investigator of violating judicial confidentiality by quoting Abdeslam's statement to a magistrate in Brussels at a news ...
Missing Chinese journalist has been detained – lawyer
BEIJING, China – A Chinese journalist who has been missing for several days has been detained because he is "implicated in a case," his lawyer on Sunday, March 20, cited authorities as saying. Jia Jia disappeared Tuesday shortly after going through ...
Paris Attack Suspect's Lawyer Plans To Sue French Prosecutor For Revealing Details Of Investigation
Terror suspect Salah Abdeslam's Belgian lawyer said Sunday that he plans to take legal action against a French prosecutor, accusing him of breaching the confidentiality of the investigation into the deadly Nov. 13 rampage in Paris. Abdeslam's Belgian ...
Lawyer asks to remove judge after ruling against Sara Netanyahu
Yossi Cohen, Sara Netanyahu's lawyer, asked that Judge Dita Proginin, president of the National Labor Court, be removed from the case brought by the former housekeeper. “The court's mind was already made up,” Cohen alleged. Sara Netanyahu filed an ...
Sven Mary, the celebrity lawyer defending Salah Abdeslam
Salah Abdeslam, who became Europe's most famous fugitive after fleeing the scene of the November 13 Paris attacks, is being represented by Belgium's most famous lawyer. Salah Abdeslam, who was arrested on Friday for his connection to last November's ...
Missing Chinese journalist behind Jinping petition detained: Lawyer
A Chinese journalist who has been missing for several days has been detained because he is “implicated in a case”, his lawyer on Sunday cited authorities as saying. Jia Jia disappeared Tuesday shortly after going through customs at Beijing ...
Man held for judge's slay 'fall guy,' says Dominguez lawyer
CITY OF MALOLOS—-A man, who was arrested on Friday for the 2015 murder of Bulacan Judge Wilfredo Nieves, was a “fall guy,” according to the lawyer of convicted car thief Raymond Dominguez. Lawyer Jose Cruz on Saturday said the arrest in Manila of ...
Funeral set for Vic gangland lawyer
A Melbourne gangland lawyer gunned down outside his cafe will be farewelled by family and friends at a funeral service on Wednesday. The execution-style hit on Joseph "Pino" Acquaro in Brunswick East in the early hours of Tuesday is being investigated ...
Lawyer: U.S. won't recharge Temple physics prof
The Temple physics professor whose life was turned upside down when the U.S. government filed - and later withdrew - espionage charges against him has been notified that the government will not refile the charges. "The U.S. Attorney's office has ...
Former Bomber's lawyer expects more legal action against Essendon
The lawyer for former Bomber Hal Hunter says he would be "very surprised" if other Essendon players didn't also take legal action against the club. Hunter is currently being treated for depression and anxiety as a result of the uncertainty of what he ...
Chinese journalist linked to criticism of Xi Jinping detained by police, lawyer confirms
His lawyer, Yan Xin, was quoted late on Sunday by Hong Kong and state-run Chinese media as saying that airport police told him that Jia was detained by municipal police on 15 March. “There were police officers from the airport branch assisting in the ...
Lawyer Amal Clooney talks human rights
SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates — Advocate and lawyer Amal Clooney told an audience in the Middle East on Sunday that governments around the world should be vocal, consistent, principled and transparent about human rights. Clooney was speaking at ...
Lawyer Hopeful Children Orphaned in ISIS Territory Can Return to Australia
There may be hope for the children of an Islamic militant who died in Syria to return to Australia, says a lawyer for Karen Nettleton, the Australian grandmother undertaking an audacious attempt to rescue the orphaned kids from Syria. Karen Nettleton ...
Lessons from a burnt-out Christchurch lawyer
They can lead to severe psychological stress as one Christchurch lawyer found out and it lead to a complete burnout. Andrew Hooker is a lawyer and was fighting large insurance companies in the wake of the Christchurch earthquakes. He was working 20 ...
Belgium's 'villain's lawyer' takes on 'idol' Paris prosecutor in Abdeslam case
Sven Mary, the celebrity Belgian lawyer representing detained Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, threatened to launch legal action Monday against high profile Paris prosecutor François Molins on breach of confidentiality charges. In an interview ...
Ukraine Detains Suspect In Disappearance Of Russian Soldier's Lawyer
KYIV -- Ukrainian authorities have detained a man suspected of involvement in the disappearance of the lawyer of a Russian citizen who is on trial for allegedly fighting alongside separatists in Ukraine's east. Ukraine's Deputy Prosecutor-General ...
Lawyer: Prosecutors Won't File New Charges Against Professor
A lawyer for a Temple University professor who had been accused of scheming to provide secret U.S. technology to China says federal prosecutors won't refile charges after they dropped the case against him last year. Defense attorney Michael Schwartz ...
Lawyer: NYC Cabbie thought he struck pothole, not woman
NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for a New York City taxi driver accused of a fatal hit-and-run accident says her client believed he struck a pothole. John Bangura was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident at his arraignment Sunday. The Daily ...
One lawyer's secret diplomacy with Castro: Column
More than 50 years before the deal that sent three Cuban spies back to Havana for U.S. aid contractor Alan Gross and a chance for diplomatic relations capped off by President Obama's visit to the island Sunday, the United States and Cuba made a much ...
Legal questions to be answered during Ask-A-Lawyer phone bank on Monday
COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 17, 2016) — The SC Bar Ask-A-Lawyer program, which coordinates volunteer lawyers in a regional effort to assist the public with its legal questions, will be held in Charleston on Monday, March 21. A television phone bank, staffed ...
Lawyer: OC Register, Press-Enterprise Will Be Sold To Digital First Media
Arts writer Richard Chang, center, works on his computer in the newsroom of the Orange County Register in Santa Ana, Dec. 27, 2012. Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Orange County Register, has decided to sell its flagship publication, along ...
New lawyer hired for detained Russian national in Ukraine instead of missing attorney
KIEV, March 21. /TASS/. A new lawyer has started to represent the interests of detained Russian national Alexander Aleksandrov in a Ukrainian court instead of missing attorney Yuri Grabovsky, the presiding judge said on Monday. "As of today, we have ...
Kansas lawmakers' lawyer questions staff for school funding lawsuit
A lawyer hired by the Kansas Legislature is questioning its staff as he attempts to compile evidence for an ongoing lawsuit over school funding. Attorney Toby Crouse interviewed legislative researchers and bill-drafting attorneys during an unusual ...
Climate-Change-Denying Lawyer Is Revealed to Be Working for Coal Company
Chris Horner, a DC-based lawyer, climate change denier and Fox News regular, is also being paid as a "Regulatory Counsel" for the coal company, Alpha Natural Resources, according to bankruptcy filings reviewed by the Center for Media and Democracy ...
Lauren Rachlin, 87, 'loved being a lawyer'
Lauren Rachlin died doing what he loved to do — being a lawyer. And much of that passion was directed toward his international law practice. One of the region's most well-known and long-time cross-border business attorneys died suddenly Friday at the ...
Meet the 'Lawyer of Villains' Defending the Paris …
Last December, amid rumors that Belgian lawyer Sven Mary was considering defending Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam, the attorney told Belgian newspaper Le Soir that what motivates him professionally is the struggle against “arbitrariness and the abuse of ...
NFL Lawyer Intentionally Misled DeflateGate Judges, New Letter To Court Alleges
Blecker later added: “ABA Model Rule 3.3, Candor Toward The Tribunal, declares that 'a lawyer shall not knowingly make a false statement of fact or law to a tribunal or fail to correct a false statement of material fact or law previously made to the ...
The Latest: 'Grim Sleeper' lawyer yells at judge repeatedly
11:15 a.m.. The defense attorney in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killer trial in Los Angeles repeatedly shouted at the judge on the day he was set to deliver his opening statement. Lawyer Seymour Amster and a prosecutor spent nearly two hours Monday ...
Avery's lawyer promotes legal defense fund
Steven Avery's attorney is promoting a legal defense fund for her client on Twitter with the goal of vacating his 2007 homicide conviction and sentence. Kathleen Zellner, whose tweets have drawn a following since she announced that she was taking on ...
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Sven Mary has earned the nickname "avocat des crapules" ("scumbag's lawyer") from his work defending a series of notorious criminals in Belgium. But now his profile is set to go international through his latest client - Paris attacks suspect Salah ...
Class-action lawyer gives up law to fight climate change with Green Party
Dimitri Lascaris, a partner and securities lawyer at Siskinds LLP in London, Ont., has been appointed justice critic in the Green Party of Canada's so-called shadow cabinet, the political party announced Monday in a news release. He will try to ...
Kesha Appeals Judge's Dismissal of Her Request to Record Music Without Dr. Luke: Her Lawyer Calls Their Contract ...
Kesha Appeals Judge's Dismissal of Her Request to Record Music Without Dr. Luke: Her Lawyer Calls Their Contract ...
'Grim Sleeper' Lawyer Targets DNA After Courtroom Outburst
The attorney for a man charged with killing nine women and a 15-year-old girl in the "Grim Sleeper" trial in Los Angeles repeatedly shouted at the judge in the case Monday and refused to proceed. Defense attorney Seymour Amster and the lead prosecutor ...
Tributes for Melbourne gangland lawyer Joseph 'Pino' Acquaro who was shot dead
The partner of gangland lawyer Joseph Acquaro, who was gunned down last Tuesday morning as he left his Melbourne cafe, has paid tribute to her 'knight in shining armour' a day before his funeral. Marisa Di Liso, 51, will be among the family and friends ...
Republican lawyer paints chaotic scene of contested convention
A former lawyer for the Republican National Committee outlined Monday the chaotic scene that could unfold at a contested Republican convention if no candidate secures the nomination before the party gathers to crown a standard-bearer in Cleveland this ...