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Drama in CCT: Umar orders police to 'throw out' Saraki's lawyer
Mr. Raphael Oluyede, Saraki's lawyer, brought to the attention of the court, a motion filed on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, seeking the CCT boss to disqualify himself from participating in the trial based on bias. The motion contended that the ...
Obama's SCOTUS Nominee Gives Unscheduled Speech At Lawyer Confab
An appeals court judge giving a ho-hum speech at a lawyers' conference would not normally be a headline-making affair. But when that judge is an embattled Supreme Court nominee facing an unprecedented Senate blockade and is the subject of major ...
Jian Ghomeshi ruling should be appealed, lawyer says
A Toronto-based lawyer says the Crown has sufficient grounds to appeal part of the Jian Ghomeshi ruling, arguing the judge made a significant error by concluding the former CBC Radio host did not own a Volkswagen Beetle when he was accused of ...
Lawyer with state attorneys general practice didn't violate lobbying law, ethics commission finds
Bernard Nash—now a partner at Cozen O'Connor following the demise of Dickstein Shapiro—told Florida investigators that he gave “proactive counsel” to his clients, the New York Times reports. According to the article, corporations hire lawyers like ...
Job firing sparked Ninja Burglar's crime spree, lawyer says
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Just over a decade ago, Robert H. Costanzo was doing pretty well. He had been working for two years as an elevator technician earning $33 an hour, his lawyer said. But the New Brighton ex-convict's past caught up with him, and he ...
New Jersey College's Board Fires President and Top Lawyer
The two have maintained that the discipline is in retaliation for attempts to speak out about financial irregularities. The college has recently received subpoenas from the state's attorney general and from a U.S. attorney. Ms. Gibson's lawyer, Alan ...
I'd Rather Be A Lawyer Than A Punk Rocker
Being a lawyer is a lot of things. Fun. Exciting. Adventurous. You get to go to crazy parties, travel the country (or the globe!), meet interesting people, hear throngs of people chanting your name at every stop, get offered the best drugs, the best ...
Homeland Security lawyer admits forging documents…
A government lawyer who admitted to forging a document making it appear that a Mexican man was ineligible for deportation relief received a one-month federal sentence Wednesday. Jonathan Love, a former assistant chief counsel with the U.S. Department ...
Lawyer Gets 6 Months in Prison in Scam to Buy Maxim Magazine
A lawyer convicted of assisting a con man in a ruse to borrow millions of dollars for a failed bid to buy Maxim magazine was sentenced Thursday to six months in prison by a judge who flatly rejected government-calculated sentencing guidelines calling ...
Homegrown medical marijuana ruling should be expanded, lawyer says
Homegrown medical marijuana ruling should be expanded, lawyer says. The lawyer is asking a Federal Court judge to allow patients under the original law from 2001 the immediate right to grow their own pot. Share on Facebook ...
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TALLAHASSEE (NSF) – Individuals who are voluntarily being questioned by authorities have to be told when a lawyer is present, the Florida Supreme Court decided on Thursday. The court's ruling overturned in part an appellate decision in the case of ...
Saudi arms deal approval was illegal, lawyer argues
Saudi arms deal approval was illegal, lawyer argues. Federal Court asked to rule on legality of the export of military equipment to Saudi Arabia, as Conservative-brokered deal continues to dog Liberals. Share on Facebook ...
Lawyer points finger at Caledon mayor in first day of conflict-of-interest hearings
Caledon's mayor was susceptible to “influence for financial need” when he owed $135,000 in interest on a loan from two developers, and had a $40,000 lien on his property from the Canada Revenue Agency, argued a lawyer Thursday in a conflict of interest ...
Lawyer found guilty in Maxim fraud case heading to jail
Harvey Newkirk is a former lawyer for the white-shoe firm of Bryan Cave. He was hired by Darden in what turned out to be a failed 2014 bid to buy Maxim. During the scam, Darden impersonated his wealthy dad in phone calls to potential investors in the ...
'Is Nine a charity?' Lawyer mocks claims 60 Minutes paid for child abduction by mistake
Beirut: The lawyer for dual Australian-British national and self-styled child recovery operative Adam Whittington has openly ridiculed claims that Channel Nine accidentally paid for the botched abduction plot. A source connected to the case said Nine ...
Essex County College Fires President, Lawyer
But board members have indicated that Gibson and Hasan were accused of raiding employee hard drives and preventing employees from lodging complaints with board members. A lawyer for the former president said, "Dr. Gibson's name has been wrongly ...
Litigators Recall Representing Prince, a Client Like No Other
Prince, the legendary singer, songwriter, producer and man of myriad other talents, died Thursday at 57 in his suburban Minneapolis home. The eclectic pop icon kept a bevy of high-profile lawyers busy during the past three decades. A seven-time Grammy ...
Lawyer: Brussels Bomber Was a Jailor for Islamic State Group
The lawyer for two former French hostages says that the man who blew himself up at Brussels Airport on March 22 was once a jailor for the Islamic State group. Marie-Laure Ingouf says that Najim Laachraoui was "one of the captors" of French journalists ...
Bulger's girlfriend should get only 6 more months in prison, lawyer says
A lawyer for James “Whitey” Bulger's girlfriend, Catherine Greig, is urging a judge to sentence her to no more than six months in prison for refusing to testify before a federal grand jury investigating whether others helped them during their 16 years ...
More police complaints bring Texas lawyer to Portsmouth
PORTSMOUTH — A Texas lawyer who sent a $21 million demand letter to the city Police Commission, on behalf of five people alleging police misconduct, said that since news of his demand was published, he received enough complaints from other people ...
Justice Kennedy to Government Lawyer: 'You're Asking Us to Make It a Crime to Exercise What Many People Think Of ...
Justice Kennedy to Government Lawyer: 'You're Asking Us to Make It a Crime to Exercise What Many People Think Of ...
Toronto stabbing suspect sent for psychiatric assessment after lawyer says Bisesar 'hearing voices'
Her lawyer Calvin Barry told the judge his client has been “hearing voices” and that he is having difficulty receiving Bisesar's instructions. Barry said a psychiatrist hired by his firm has been seeing his client “almost from the get-go,” but he ...
Lawyer: Mental health to play role in defense of Meechaiel Criner
Mental health will likely play a role in the case of Meechaiel Khalil Criner, but it's too early to make strategic decisions regarding his defense, his lawyer said Friday. Speaking to reporters outside a Travis County courtroom, attorney Ariel Payan ...
Lawyer explains why he isn't defending man accused of assaulting police
He is due to stand trial in two weeks but doesn't have a lawyer. Attorney Gary Asteak removed himself from the case. Keyes told Judge Emil Giordano he paid Asteak 80 percent of his fee and isn't sure what his status with the case is. Giordano ordered ...
Portsmouth prosecutor becomes at least 13th lawyer to leave the office in 15 months
Portsmouth Commonwealth's Attorney Stephanie Morales announces at a press conference in Portsmouth on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, that Portsmouth Police Officer Stephen D. Rankin was indicted for murder in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old William ...
What It Was Like to Be Prince's Lawyer When He Changed His Name to a Symbol
When Prince changed his name to a symbol in 1993, even those in his inner circle were puzzled about how to address him. His attorney at the time, Londell McMillan, recalled how he even had to download the symbol as a computer font to address him in ...
Lawyer for Families of Florida Teens Who Drowned in Alleged Stolen Car Accuses Police of 'Smear Campaign'
Lawyers for the grief-stricken families of three St. Petersburg, Florida, teen girls who died during a police chase of an alleged stolen car accused law enforcement officials of waging a "smear campaign" against the girls. The Pinellas County Sheriff's ...
More jail time unnecessary for 'Swirl Face' pedophile: lawyer
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. -- More jail time is unnecessary for a notorious British Columbia pedophile who obscured his face behind a swirl in photos of himself abusing boys in Southeast Asia, his lawyer argues. Christopher Neil, 41, has taken ...
VW diesel suit: owners to get financial compensation, lawyer says
Volkswagen will grant financial compensation to 480,000 car owners in addition to buying back or repairing their vehicles that were equipped with software to evade emissions tests, a lawyer for the owners said Friday. Attorney Elizabeth Cabraser issued ...
No soup for you: Arlington lawyer says he'll sue Mansfield diner for failed Saturday lunch special
“I'm a lawyer,” Downing said Friday by phone. “And lawyers write letters.” In his letter to owner “Benji Arslanskobi,” Downing demands $2.25 – the cost of an additional side at Our Place – plus $250 in legal fees. “The menu is an offer for a contract ...
Nevada Supreme Court suspends lawyer indicted in courthouse fraud
A defense lawyer charged in a scheme to file forged court documents involving prostitutes was temporarily suspended by the Nevada Supreme Court on Friday. Vicki Greco, 43, was indicted by a Clark County grand jury in December on 138 felony and gross ...
Lawyer Threatens to Sue Restaurant Over Bowl of Soup
A North Texas attorney is threatening to sue a Mansfield restaurant – over a bowl of soup. (Published Friday, April 22, 2016). A North Texas attorney is threatening to sue a Mansfield restaurant – over a bowl of soup. The lawyer, Dwain Downing, of ...
The week in Hampden Superior Court: Murder defendant denied new lawyer, man acquitted in gun case
SPRINGFIELD — The week in Hampden Superior Court included a murder defendant being denied a new lawyer, two heroin trafficking defendants being denied separate trials and an acquittal for a man with a gun inside a Bible. Judge denies separate trials ...
Call in a lawyer to recoup debt
Dear Jeanne & Leonard: Three years ago my son and his wife borrowed $50,000 from my mother to open a restaurant. This was all done legally, with a note signed by both of them, and the terms of the loan required them to pay a certain amount monthly ...
Madrasah student attacks: Man hires lawyer for accused
A member of one of Singapore's oldest Arab-Muslim families has stepped forward to pay for a lawyer for the security officer accused of attacking three madrasah students. The entrepreneur, who wants to be anonymous, is in his 40s and comes from the ...
Lawyer Threatens Lawsuit Over Missing Cup of Soup
He also reportedlz accused the restaurant of deceptive practices. The restaurant's menu does specify that the soup is only available “while supplies last.” The restaurant's owner said he contacted his own lawyer about the letter, and he's pretty sure ...
Lawyer diversity program entering second year
Allen County lawyers don't necessarily reflect the ethnic and racial makeup of their community. The same is true in many other areas nationwide. Minorities, most of them black or Hispanic, make up about 23 percent of Allen County's population ...
Trial lawyer honored
James W. Connor Jr. Esq. of Tulsa-based Richards &Connor PLLP was recently inducted into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers at its annual meeting, held April 2-6. Pictured (from left) are Michael Atkinson, Amy Connor, James W. Connor Jr. and ...
Family lawyer bombarded vulnerable client with string of inappropriate texts and called her 'glamour puss'
A lawyer bombarded a vulnerable client with a string of “inappropriate” texts - including calling her “a right glamour puss” and “gorgeous”. Family lawyer Andrew Mark Lee was fined £5,000 for sending the flirty WhatsApp messages to his client, who was ...
He could have been a lawyer, but he was called to the Bard
The son of Robert, a lawyer turned judge, and Sharon, a lifelong educator who became a professor at Brock University, he was born in St. Catharines. His parents divorced when he was just 4. He moved to Stratford with his mother and sister at the end of ...
'Strains credulity' to think Harper unaware during Senate scandal, Duffy's lawyer says
It “strains credulity” to think former prime minister Stephen Harper was unaware that his inner circle was working to cover up Sen. Mike Duffy's controversial $90,000 payment, Duffy's lawyer says. In the wake of Duffy's resounding acquittal last week ...
Duffy's lawyer worried for Senator's health post-verdict
OTTAWA – Senator Mike Duffy's defence lawyer says he is worried about the health of the “overwhelmed” parliamentarian after an Ottawa judge cleared of him of all charges related to the Senate expense saga. “You've heard of how many people suddenly ...
Texas lawyer says he will sue restaurant for not giving him cup of soup
MANSFIELD, Texas – A Texas lawyer upset that he wasn't provided a cup of soup during a recent meal has notified a restaurant owner that he'll sue if not reimbursed the $2.25 for the soup. Dwain Downing also is seeking $250 in attorney fees for the time ...
Savchenko's lawyer to represent Ukrainian lawyers in Moscow
Nadiya Savchenko's lawyer Ilya Novikov has chaired the office of the Ukrainian Lawyers National Association (the NAAU) in Russia. The Ukrainian Lawyers Council approved his candidacy. According to the NAAU, Novikov personally took part in the meeting ...
Lawyer Threatens to Sue Restaurant Over $2.25 Cup of Soup
The lawyer, Dwain Downing, sent a demand letter to the owner of Our Place Restaurant asserting the restaurant owes him $2.25 in damages and another $250.00 in attorney's fees. Downing claims he ordered a meal that was advertised on the menu as ...
Lawyer Takes Aim at Volkswagen in Europe Over Emissions Scandal
BERLIN— Volkswagen AG VLKAY -1.35 % is a step closer to resolving its emissions-related legal woes in the U.S., but in Europe its troubles may be just beginning. Volkswagen last week said it was taking a €16.9 billion ($18.85 billion) charge against ...
Kangana Ranaut's lawyer hits back, says leaked emails not reliable
In the ongoing war between Hrithik Roshan and Kangana Ranaut, the actress' lawyer today claimed that the emails leaked to media, allegedly by the actor, are not reliable and the "Krrish" star filed a police complaint after a delay of seven month ...
Cooks lawyer files complaint over handling of PM's accident
The Cook Islands News reports that in his complaint, lawyer Norman George said Mr Puna was not breath-tested until several hours after the incident, and alleges that he was given special treatment by the police. Mr George, a former politican, said Mr ...
Lawyer Threatens Lawsuit When He Doesn't Get Soup
(Newser) – A Texas lawyer upset that he wasn't provided a cup of soup during a recent meal has notified a restaurant owner that he'll sue if not reimbursed the $2.25 for the soup, the AP reports. Dwain Downing also is seeking $250 in attorney fees for ...
Campaign lawyer blasts Board of Elections for seeking criminal probe into de Blasio fund-raising
A campaign lawyer for Mayor de Blasio ripped allegations of potentially criminal wrongdoing in a 2014 fund-raising effort for state Senate Democrats, charging a bombshell memo from the head investigator for the state Board of Elections “reflects either ...