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Lawyer: Justice Dept. Ends Probe Into Ex-Diplomat
Her lawyer, Amy Jeffress, said Monday night that the Justice Department had "fully exonerated" Raphel following a lengthy investigation. Jeffress called Raphel a "widely respected, long serving career diplomat with an outstanding record of service to ...
Kesha appeals, lawyer equates contract to 'slavery'
21, New York Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich ruled against the singer, telling Kesha's lawyer, Mark Geragos, he was "asking the court to decimate a contract that was heavily negotiated and typical for the industry." Lawyers for Dr. Luke argued ...
Judge in 'Grim Sleeper' trial to angry defense lawyer: 'Chill'
"I'm going to have a stroke," defense lawyer Seymour Amster claimed to Judge Kathleen Kennedy during a session with the jury and TV camera out of the courtroom but with spectators -- including some of the victims' relatives -- witnessing the legal ...
Judge rules 'biased' tribal council denied disbarred lawyer due process
Gabriel Galanda, center, talks with Nooksack members about the disenrollment fight. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times). A Nooksack judge rules that the “biased” tribal council did not afford Seattle lawyer Gabriel Galanda due process when it disbarred ...
Lawyer: Justice Dept. ends probe into ex-diplomat
WASHINGTON (AP) " A lawyer for a retired ambassador and expert on Pakistan says the Justice Department has closed an investigation into her client without bringing charges. FBI agents raided the home of Robin Raphel, a one-time ambassador to Tunisia, ...
Lawyer says Denzel Washington should play 'angel' transit thief
Serial transit thief Darius McCollum — whose criminal career is the inspiration for an upcoming Hollywood movie — is a “guardian angel” who should be played by Denzel Washington, his lawyer said outside Brooklyn court on Monday. Sally Butler, who ...
Lawyer sues state treasurer over scuffle
A Benton attorney already involved in a civil lawsuit with the state treasurer has filed a lawsuit on his own behalf following a February shoving match. Luther Sutter, who is representing a former employee of the treasurer's office, filed a suit in ...
Justice Department ends probe into ex-Diplomat, lawyer says
A lawyer for a retired ambassador and expert on Pakistan says the Justice Department has closed an investigation into her client without bringing charges. FBI agents raided the home of Robin Raphel, a one-time ambassador to Tunisia, in 2014 as part of ...
Local trade lawyer talks Cuba, Obama
"Democracy, that's what is needed," said Fernando Palacios, a Brevard County-based lawyer who escaped Cuba in 1961 with Carmen and their two children. "Anyone bringing discussion of freedom and democracy there, for me that's welcome." Palacios, 83 ...
Dalia Dippolito, lawyer to have day of reckoning with judge
Dalia Dippolito testifies in a pretrial hearing Tuesday, February 23, 2016. The 33-year-old Dippolito is facing a May retrial on 2009 charges that she tried to hire a hit man to kill her husband, convicted conman Michael Dippolito. She has pleaded not ...
Lawyer: Man Accused of Killing Cop Is Mentally Impaired
An Army staff sergeant charged with shooting and killing a newly sworn Virginia police officer is mentally impaired as a result of his two tours in Iraq, his defense lawyer said Tuesday. Ronald Hamilton, 32, of Woodbridge, is charged with capital ...
Man cries in court because 'lawyer refused to listen'
KINGSTON, Jamaica — A man who was seen in tears told the Corporate Area Resident Magistrate's Court last Thursday that he was crying because his lawyer refused to listen to him. "Why you crying and carrying on like that?" Senior Magistrate Judith ...
Lawyer: Man accused of killing Officer Ashley Guindon is mentally impaired
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — An Army staff sergeant charged with shooting and killing a newly sworn Virginia police officer is mentally impaired as a result of his two tours in Iraq, his defense lawyer said Tuesday. Ronald Hamilton, 32, of Woodbridge, is ...
Lawyer: Man accused of killing Virginia cop is mentally impaired
MANASSAS, Va. -- An Army staff sergeant charged with shooting and killing a newly sworn Virginia police officer is mentally impaired as a result of his two tours in Iraq, his defense lawyer said Tuesday. Ronald Hamilton, 32, of Woodbridge, is charged ...
Gangland lawyer Joseph 'Pino' Acquaro laid to rest in West Melbourne
The funeral of lawyer and businessman Joseph "Pino" Acquaro, killed in what may have been a gangland execution, has started in West Melbourne, with dozens of mourners arriving for the service. Mr Acquaro, 54, was gunned down on Tuesday of last week ...
Ask the Lawyer: Is a lawyer liable for advice at a dinner party?
An example is a business owner chats with a lawyer at a dinner party, shares some confidential information about a dispute with an employee, and the well-intentioned lawyer makes a few suggestions. They even exchange business cards. Several months ...
Lawyer: Man accused of killing cop is mentally impaired
Ungvarsky's comment came as he argued multiple pretrial motions, including a request for a gag order on all the lawyers in the case, and a request that would bar prosecutors from using a search warrant to obtain Hamilton's personal records, such as ...
Rewriting discipline rules for Indiana attorneys
Lawyers familiar with the proposed changes unveiled March 1 say the one-year internal investigation limit is likely the most significant change for lawyers. The time limit signals recognition of confidential grievances that in some cases the commission ...
Slain gangland lawyer Joe Acquaro farewelled a week on from grisly death
More than 1000 mourners packed a West Melbourne Catholic church to farewell slain gangland lawyer Joe "Pino" Acquaro today. Mr Acquaro was farewelled by family, friends, clients and colleagues at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, a week after ...
Trump's top lawyer helped open political spending floodgates
But Trump's top campaign lawyer, veteran Republican election attorney Donald McGahn, was a crucial player in creating the out-of-control campaign finance system that his boss now denounces. McGahn helped broker Monday's meeting between Trump and ...
Vietnam political bloggers jailed for 'abusing freedom': lawyer
HANOI Vietnam jailed a well-known political blogger and his assistant on Wednesday for abusing democratic freedom, their lawyer said, in a verdict that stirred public interest and a mix of concern and criticism from rights groups and the United States ...
Ghomeshi judge has history of finding reasonable doubt: Lawyer
Justice William Horkins presided over the courtroom where defence lawyers hammered away at the three women who accused Ghomeshi of sexual assault. Defence lawyer Marie Henein and her team delivered devastating cross-examination, highlighting ...
Ghomeshi judge has history of finding reasonable doubt in cases: Lawyer
Justice William Horkins presided over the courtroom where defence lawyers hammered away at the three women who accused Ghomeshi of sexual assault. Defence lawyer Marie Henein and her team delivered devastating cross-examination, highlighting ...
Chinese man named in Bangladesh cyber heist to 'answer everything': lawyer
MANILA (Reuters) - A Chinese man settled in the Philippines who is suspected to have received part of the $81 million stolen from the Bangladesh central bank will reveal all he knows about the heist next week, his lawyer said on Wednesday. According to ...
Bush DOJ Lawyer Who Approved Waterboarding Calls Trump's Policy Illegal
John Yoo Former Bush-era Department of Justice lawyer John Yoo — best known as the author of the DOJ memos that approved the use of enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) on al-Qaeda detainees in the aftermath of 9/11 — weighed in on Tuesday ...
Lawyer for train driver in Lac-Megantic derailment seeks stay of proceedings
MONTREAL -- The lawyer for the train driver charged in the Lac-Megantic derailment that killed 47 people in 2013 wants a stay of proceedings in the case against his client. Thomas Walsh filed a court petition last week on behalf of Tom Harding and ...
Lawyer: Jason Van Dyke should be excused from status hearings
The lawyer for Jason Van Dyke is asking that his client be excused from appearing at status hearings for his murder case due to the press' alleged interference and threats the Chicago Police officer has purportedly received when coming and going from ...
[Interview] Russia to free Ukraine pilot Savchenko, lawyer says
Nadyia Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot jailed by Russia, is likely to be freed in a prisoner exchange in the next few weeks, her lawyer has told EUobserver. “We expect that within maybe two or three weeks this will be realised … we have very good signals ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Would It Hurt To Help?
A well-respected trial lawyer goes missing; his body washes ashore two weeks after disappearing. Everyone in the community, both legal and otherwise, is stunned and shocked, heaping praise on him, raving about his talents, abilities, and contributions ...
Lawyer for train driver in Lac-Megantic derailment seeking stay of proceedings
Smoke rises from railway cars that were carrying crude oil after derailing in Lac Megantic, Que., July 6, 2013. The lawyer for the train driver charged in the Lac-Megantic derailment that left 47 people dead in 2013 wants a stay of proceedings in the ...
The Latest: Victim's lawyer: Family has 'faith' in system
NEW YORK – The Latest on the case of a New York City police officer charged with fatally shooting a man in a darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn public housing complex (all times local): 5:45 p.m.. The attorney for the family of a man shot and killed by a ...
Perry lawyer still wants grand-jury transcript
Texas Governor Rick Perry appears in Travis County Court on Thursday to answer charges in an indictment regarding his veto of funding for the Travis County Public Integrity Unit. He peers at defense lawyer Tony Buzbee as a second attorney David ...
5 Investigates: Lawyer in local iPhone encryption case speaks
NOW, KAREN ANDERSON SHOWS US THE SUSPECT'S LAWYER IS READY FOR HIS OWN BATTLE. CERTAINLY THE FIGHT OF THE YEAR. >> DEFENSE ATTORNEY RUDY MILLER IS READY FOR A FIGHT. 5 INVESTIGATES FIRST TOLD YOU, THE ...
Alberta lawyer for parents charged in son's death says he was getting better
LETHBRIDGE, Alta. — The lawyer for the parents charged in the death of their two-year-old son says they thought he had a cold or the flu. The toddler's parents, David and Collet Stephan, formerly of Glenwood, Alta., are charged with failing to provide ...
Chinese Lawyer Detained While Defending Churches Is Reported Released
BEIJING — A lawyer who was detained in southeastern China while defending churches that were being forced to remove their crosses has been released by the police, according to a post on his main Chinese social network account. The lawyer, Zhang Kai, ...
Surviving Paris attacks suspect wants to return to 'explain himself': lawyer
BRUSSELS Salah Abdeslam, the prime surviving suspect in November's Paris attacks, will no longer fight extradition to France as he had vowed to do but instead now wants to return to "explain himself", his lawyer said on Thursday. Abdeslam, a French ...
Paris attacks suspect not fighting extradition to France, lawyer says
The lawyer for the chief Paris attacks suspect says his client is not fighting extradition to France, which is seeking his extradition from Belgium to face potential terrorism charges. Salah Abdeslam's lawyer, Sven Mary, told reporters in Brussels on ...
DealBook|RBS Hires Former Barclays Lawyer as General Counsel
LONDON — The Royal Bank of Scotland said on Thursday that it had hired a top lawyer who used to work at its British banking rival Barclays to serve as its new general counsel. The lawyer, Michael Shaw, served as deputy general counsel at Barclays for ...
Adam Johnson stripped of his England caps, lawyer reveals
Adam Johnson stripped of his England caps, lawyer reveals. Adam Johnson arriving at court. Callum Davis. 24 March 2016 • 12:43pm. Adam Johnson has had his twelve senior England caps 'stripped,' according to his lawyer. The former Sunderland ...
No money, no problem: Springfield lawyer offers to waive fee; judge says no deal
In Springfield District Court Tuesday, Judge Michael Rips refused to waive her $150 fee for representing a drunken driving defendant. "You spent the last two hours on the case," Rips said when the lawyer offered to forgo the fee. The so-called "bar ...
Suspected Paris attacker's lawyer: Abdeslam was 'not aware' of Brussels...
Suspected Paris attacker's lawyer: Abdeslam was 'not aware' of Brussels...
Former Syracuse lawyer gets probation for defrauding $250000 from Social Security
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A former Syracuse lawyer was sentenced today to six months' of weekends in jail and five years' probation for fraudulently collecting nearly $250,000 in disability payments while continuing to do his legal work. U.S. District Judge ...
The Latest: Karadzic will appeal convictions, lawyer says
In this photo taken on Sunday, March 20, 2016, a Bosnian woman walks among gravestones at Memorial Centre Potocari near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic will hear his verdict on Thursday, March 24, ...
EXCLUSIVE – Suzanne Evans's Lawyer Threatened 'On Instruction From Client' That She Would Publicly Claim Nigel ...
EXCLUSIVE – Suzanne Evans's Lawyer Threatened 'On Instruction From Client' That She Would Publicly Claim Nigel ...
Ann Fleischli, activist, lawyer, dies at 73
Fleischli, a Kankakee, Ill., native, judged success by participation for the cause, not necessarily victory. She started public life in the South as a poverty lawyer, and came to Madison with her husband George about 50 years ago. She ran ...
Jian Ghomeshi could still be target of civil case, lawyer says
Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted on four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking Thursday, but a Toronto lawyer said the complainants could still bring a civil case against the former CBC radio host. Erin Ellis, an attorney with Jellinek Law who ...
Lawyer asks Colorado judge to send accused Planned Parenthood gunman to mental hospital
A lawyer for the man accused of killing three people and wounding nine others in a shooting rampage at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic in November asked a judge on Thursday to commit the defendant to a state mental hospital. The motion by the ...
Bank Traders Lose Challenge to Grand Jury Subpoena Seeking Lawyer Testimony
A former lawyer for bank traders who are under investigation for “suspicious” trades must comply with a grand jury subpoena for information about their communications, a federal appeals court in Virginia ruled on Wednesday. The court rejected arguments ...
What You Can Do While You're a Lawyer (Part 3): Politician / Judge
This is the third of a four-part epic series on other professions you can dabble in while still being a lawyer, that will actually help you in your legal career. This dabbling is, of course, much more feasible in SmallLaw as opposed to Biglaw, which is ...
Lawyer for Paris bombing suspect assaulted
BRUSSELS Hours after suicide bombers struck Brussels on Tuesday, a man assaulted the lawyer for their suspected accomplice Salah Abdeslam in his office in the city, defense counsel Sven Mary told Le Soir newspaper. "I was forced to shut my chambers to ...