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Perrin case: Men's lawyer says police failed to pierce web of lies
Lawyer Neil Jones, acting for two men who accuse police of being negligent in the investigation that led to them being charged in Beverley Perrin's 1989 murder, said Hamilton detectives didn't try hard enough to pierce the web of lies told by the main ...
Defense lawyer removed in man's trial in infant's death
Emmanuel Hatchett stands with his soon-to-be-removed attorney, Lyle Harris, left, in the courtroom of Judge Qiana Denise Lillard on Monday at the Frank Miurphy Hall of Justice in Detroit. (Photo: Jose Juarez / Special to The Detroit News). Detroit — A ...
Lawyer says stabbing was self-defense for teen
Prosecutors are not charging a 16-year-old boy with a crime regarding a stabbing his lawyer called self-defense. On April 15, Keizer police officers responded to a homicide on Brooks Avenue NE. Jeffrey Holly, 45, was found dead, police said. Police ...
Judge blasts 'lying' lawyer who used childish excuse to skip court
“I was in the hospital for a month,” lawyer John Nonnenmacher insisted to Brooklyn federal-court Judge Allyne Ross, attempting to explain why he went AWOL after jury selection in the alleged-police-brutality case he was handling. Nonnemacher whimpered ...
KC man admits firing bullet that killed lawyer driving home from Starlight Theatre in 2009
A man accused of firing the bullet that killed a mother headed home from Starlight Theatre in 2009 pleaded guilty Monday morning and received a 15-year prison sentence. Calah D. Johnson, 35, of Kansas City, was gunning for someone in another car on ...
Lawyer for Suspect Accused of Killing Former NFL Star Will Smith Requests New Orleans Police Withdraw From Case
The lawyer for Cardell Hayes, the 28-year-old suspect in the April 9 shooting of former NFL star Will Smith, sent a letter last week asking the New Orleans police to withdraw from investigating Smith's death and accusing the agency of misconduct. The ...
'Skinny' Santoro was a broke hustler, not a mobster, defense lawyer says
MANHATTAN, N.Y. — Anthony (Skinny) Santoro, his lawyer claims, was a broke hustler, and not the violent, money-making mobster the state has portrayed. The Great Kills man undertook various failed business ventures, but none of them were used to ...
Manhattan couple sues lawyer for allegedly neglecting to protect them from hackers who stole $1.9M
A Manhattan investment banker and his wife are suing their lawyer, whose email account was hacked, causing the couple to wire a $1.9 million down payment to an account controlled by cyber crooks. Robert and Bethany Millard learned of the scam before ...
Donald Trump hires top GOP lawyer for delegate fight
Donald Trump has made another new significant hire as he prepares for the possibility of a contested convention, bringing William McGinley, a prominent Republican political attorney and a veteran of past delegate battles, into his campaign. McGinley is ...
Lightning coach Jon Cooper was a lawyer before new career
DETROIT (AP) - Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper left Wall Street to be a lawyer, planning to eventually become a sports agent. To make ends meet as an attorney, he made $1,500 a month to handle cases for financially strapped clients in the middle ...
Missing couple from Washington didn't want to provoke neighbor, lawyer says
When they sued other neighbors over a property dispute more than two years ago, they avoided naming him as a defendant because they didn't want to irk him, their former lawyer said Monday. But now the couple is missing and presumed murdered, and ...
Former senior lawyer sentenced over meth possession
Former Simpson Grierson senior associate Marc Cropper appeared in front of Judge Claire Ryan for sentencing at the Auckland District Court on Tuesday, where his lawyer, Peter Davey, applied for the discharge after arguing it would be the "nail in the ...
After lawyer deems Winters' investigation 'inappropriate,' council sends findings to DA
Wachewich's findings include Mielke & Tipple violating both the city's procurement policy, which dictates how an outside lawyer can be hired and the employee handbook. Wachewich also concluded Mielke & Tipple improperly authorized Human Resources ...
De Blasio's defense lawyer cancels fund-raiser amid probe
The criminal-defense lawyer tapped by Mayor de Blasio amid allegations surrounding his 2013 campaign has reportedly canceled a fund-raiser for the mayor's re-election bid. Barry Berke postponed the April 26 event days after de Blasio requested he ...
Deutsche Bank Trial Must End Like Porsche Case, Lawyer Says
Deutsche Bank AG co-Chief Executive Officer Juergen Fitschen's attorney told a Munich court that the fraud trial of his client is another case of German prosecutors bringing another frivolous case that was doomed from the start. Fitschen's lawyer ...
Texas lawyer Vicente Gonzalez hopes outsider tag takes him to Capitol Hill
In campaign season that has seen Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders dominate headlines and become serious contenders to win their parties' presidential nomination, the term "political outsider" has become fashionable to attach to any number of ...
Apple lawyer to brief senators on FBI iPhone spat
Apple lawyer to brief senators on FBI iPhone spat. By Cory Bennett - 04/19/16 11:22 AM EDT. The lawyer that led Apple's legal team during its recent standoff with the FBI over a locked iPhone will brief senators Wednesday about the case. Sen. Orrin ...
An Oklahoma Lawyer Found The Perfect Way To Capitalize On The 'Better Call Saul' Finale
An Oklahoma-based friend of an Uproxx writer spied this commercial during Monday night's excellent finale of Better Call Saul (we'll have Brian's recap up shortly), which pays a perfect tribute to our favorite morally ambiguous lawyer. Attorney Tracy ...
Apple Refused Chinese Request for Source Code, Top Lawyer Says
The Chinese government asked Apple for its source code within the past two years, and the company turned them away, the tech giant's general counsel Bruce Sewell told a congressional hearing on Tuesday. "We have been asked by the Chinese ...
Kean U Twitter suspect deserves probation, was model student, lawyer says
ELIZABETH — A lawyer for the Kean University graduate who admitted sending Twitter messages threatening black students last November will plead for a judge to place her on probation instead of sending her to jail. Attorney Thomas Ashley on Tuesday ...
Nicky Cigars' lawyer: Authorities followed him to coffee shop, Petco
Authorities followed an old man around town in a bid to paint him as the head of a mafia gambling, loan-sharking and drug-peddling crew, Nicholas (Nicky Cigars) Santora's lawyer argued Monday. Santora, 73, Vito Badamo, 53, Anthony (Skinny) Santoro, 52, ...
Clients Sue Lawyer With AOL Email Burned by Cyber Scammers
A New York lawyer is learning a hard lesson in cybersecurity after criminals broke into her AOL email and used it to trick her wealthy real estate clients into wiring nearly $2 million to Chinese hackers. Now, those clients are suing the lawyer for ...
Judge again refuses to let nationally known lawyer defend Cliven Bundy
Lawyer Larry Klayman speaks to reporters outside the E. Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse, on Monday, Dec. 22, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). image. Previous coverage. See a timeline of events leading up Cliven Bundy's conflict with the ...
No lawyer? This online tool uses AI to review your contracts
Toward that end, it combines machine-learning algorithms with crowdsourced data, text analytics, and the knowledge of expert lawyers to make in-depth contract reviews accessible to everyone. Results are provided in "plain English," including an ...
Denver's Michael Burg named to Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame
Denver lawyer Michael S. Burg is among four attorneys who will be inducted into The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame on Thursday in Las Vegas. Burg has litigated for nearly four decades on behalf of consumers against a host of large corporations including ...
Forcillo's lawyer arguing for special treatment. Why? Because he's a cop: DiManno
Peter Brauti is demonstrably not a lousy lawyer. And the cop he got off on second degree murder – Const. James Forcillo – well, I can't say if he's odious or not. But a jury did find him guilty of attempted murder early this year in the shooting death ...
Man accused in murder of Southlake lawyer wants cartel boss to take witness stand
One of the defendants scheduled to go on trial next week for the 2013 killing of a Southlake cartel lawyer intends to call former Gulf cartel boss Osiel Cárdenas Guillén as a witness, according to a court filing. Jesus Gerardo Ledezma Cepeda, a Mexican ...
Bernie Sanders' Lawyer Stays Busy As Clinton's Lead Widens
Senator Bernie Sanders at a town hall event in New York City, Jan. 5, 2016 Rick Kopstein. As the top lawyer for the Bernie Sanders campaign, Brad Deutsch has had a front row seat to one of the most remarkable presidential elections in decades. He also ...
Lawyer: Cosby's wife showed 'dignity' at deposition
A lawyer for comedian Bill Cosby's wife blasted the attorneys who deposed her in a defamation suit against her husband yesterday, but said Camille Cosby handled the more than five hour deposition with “dignity.” “We spent an additional five hours today ...
Deal in Beirut child custody row: lawyer
Sally Faulkner's lawyer Ghassan Moghabghab told AAP an agreement has been negotiated between Faulkner and her estranged husband, Lebanese-American Ali Elamine, in which she gives up custody of the two children in return for her release. "We will ...
'Making A Murderer' lawyer: Wisconsin pays lowest rate to lawyers who defend poor in criminal cases
While in Belfast to address a European bar association conference, Buting told the Irish Legal News in an April 11, 2016 article that Wisconsin is last in America when it comes to paying lawyers who represent poor defendants in criminal cases. "We have ...
Avery lawyer claims state last in defense pay
Jerome Buting, a Brookfield lawyer who gained international attention after the December release of "Making A Murderer," gave an interview in Northern Ireland in which he took a shot at Wisconsin's criminal justice system. Wisconsin pays criminal ...
Forcillo's lawyer wants special treatment. Why? Because he's a cop: DiManno
Peter Brauti is demonstrably not a lousy lawyer. And the cop he got off on second-degree murder — Const. James Forcillo — well, I can't say if he's odious or not. But a jury did find him guilty of attempted murder early this year in the shooting ...
Former Tennessee lawyer files lawsuit to marry laptop in Texas
HOUSTON (WATE) – A former Tennessee lawyer filed a lawsuit in Texas claiming the state is preventing him from marrying his laptop. Mark “Chris” Sevier claims Harris County, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton are getting ...
Lawyer who spoke out after fellow lawyer shot himself during trial gets suspension overturned
A Louisiana lawyer who criticized the prosecution of another lawyer who shot himself during trial should not have been suspended from federal court practice for speaking out, a federal appeals court has ruled. The New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit ...
Columbus police should open records in closed cases, lawyer tells Ohio Supreme Court
Paula Lloyd, a lawyer representing the city of Columbus and Police Chief Kim Jacobs, faced repeated questioning from the justices in arguing the city believes criminal case records cannot be released so long as suspects can appeal their convictions ...
Senate Approves Lawyer Missal as VA Watchdog
The Senate has approved Washington lawyer Michael Missal as the new chief watchdog at the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs. President Barack Obama nominated Missal to be the VA's inspector general in October. Lawmakers from both parties ...
Australian mom, TV crew released from Lebanon prison, TV station reports
(CNN) An Australian mother and a television crew charged with the alleged kidnapping of two children in Lebanon have been released from prison and are on their way to the airport to leave the country, the TV crew's website is reporting. Sally Faulkner ...
Old Lady Lawyer: What Should Be A Dinosaur's Legacy?
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer My column last week about what millennials want prompted some thoughtful comments. We dinosaurs grew up in such a different world, as one of my readers pointed out. We grew up in ...
Mahaffy, French families' lawyer 'surprised' Homolka may be in Quebec
The lawyer representing the families of Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French said he was surprised to learn that convicted killer Karla Homolka is possibly residing in a Montreal-area neighbourhood. Tim Danson said he was not aware that Homolka, who ...
Lawyer: Cops Beat Postman Who Gave Road Directions to Killer
Mr. Baker gave him directions and they parted their separate ways," his lawyer, Eric Subin, said in November. After that, Baker was questioned and then "systematically harassed" by police — including officers lurking around him and his family and ...
Kane drops motion after judge chastises her lawyer
The lawyer, Ross Kramer, had said the judge had warned Kane and her lawyers she might held them in contempt if they filed a public defense motion alleging Kane was a victim of selective prosecution. Philadelphia Judge Diana L. Anhalt said this was not ...
This Horny Lawyer's Strangely Moving Sex Diary Has A 'Happy Ending'
In my opinion, the diaries all too often have a desultory feeling — this happened, then this happened, then this happened. So I was pleasantly surprised by this week's sex diary, which has a wonderful narrative arc. It stars a 38-year-old, straight ...
Faulkner doesn't blame 60 Minutes: lawyer
Sally Faulkner's lawyer says his freed client doesn't blame the 60 Minutes crew for her imprisonment over the botched abduction of her children in Lebanon. The Brisbane mother and the TV crew on Wednesday walked free from the Beirut jail where they had ...
Lawyer: Graswald pretrial hearings pushed back to June
Pretrial hearings for the Poughkeepsie woman accused of killing her fiancé have been pushed back to June, according to her lawyer, Richard Portale. Angelika Graswald, 36, has pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree murder and second-degree ...
Lawyer had woman's family killed before his assassination in a posh Dallas suburb, says attorney
But if attorneys for the men accused of plotting Guerrero Chapa's murder are right, he was actually the Gulf cartel's de facto boss — directing an international drug war from his Southlake mansion until a masked gunman interrupted his evening shopping ...
Federal Lawyer Gets 30 Days for Forging Document
A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney was sentenced to 30 days in jail Wednesday for forging a document to make it look like a Mexican man who wanted to stay in the United States was not eligible to do so. Jonathan M. Love was also ...
Lawyer: NYC Hopes Surveillance Deal Alters Image of Police
A New York City lawyer said Wednesday that the city hoped to improve the image of its police department when it reached a deal with civil rights advocates to allow a civilian to serve on a committee of high-ranking police officials as they discuss ...
The Global Lawyer: Russia Plugs $50 Billion Yukos Gusher
Shortly before the Dutch challenge was filed, The Global Lawyer accordingly advised Russia "to frame its arguments under 'absence of a valid arbitration agreement.'" As we noted, "The good news for Russia is that the strongest arguments it lost in the ...
South Dakota judge slams Fargo lawyer for 'not excusable' mistake
Helgeson has swapped Harrie for a new lawyer, Mark Arndt. In a court filing, Arndt asked the judge to overturn his order for default judgment, calling it a "harsh remedy" that unfairly punished Helgeson for Harrie's mistake. Arndt declined to comment ...