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Lawyer for One of the San Jose Brothers Accused of Murdering Parents: 'He Is Coping as Best One Might Expect'
The lawyer for the younger of the two San Jose brothers accused of killing their parents says she wants her client tried separately, telling PEOPLE that her client and his brother "have divergent interests and different postures in this case ...
WilCo deputy's lawyer accuses girlfriend of lying about assault
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TEXAS - The lawyer for the Williamson County Sheriff's deputy accused of assaulting his girlfriend last week said he passed a lie detector test and the allegations came because of a breakup. Mario Johnson was charged with assault ...
Defense rests in Southlake lawyer's murder involving Mexican drug cartels
FORT WORTH — Attorneys for two men accused of stalking a Southlake cartel lawyer before he was shot to death at an upscale shopping area rested their case Tuesday. Jesus Gerardo Ledezma Cepeda argued that he was forced to find and stalk Juan ...
Minnie Driver's Lawyer Calls Paint-Bombing Lawsuit 'Frivolous'
In the statement obtained by PEOPLE, Driver's lawyer adds, "Mr. Perelmutter's recent misconduct affects not only Ms. Driver, but the other homeowners who share the driveway with Mr. Perelmutter. These neighbors fully support Ms. Driver and are working ...
Rayney lawyer hopeful of mediation success
Lawyers for Perth barrister Lloyd Rayney are prepared to go to trial over a multi-million-dollar defamation case against the state government but still hope the matter can be resolved through mediation. Mr Rayney is suing the West Australian government ...
Russian lawyer named as candidate for killing oligarch who died suddenly in Surrey
A businessman on Interpol's wanted list was in Britain at the time of a Russian supergrass's mystery death and flew out of the country the next day, an inquest heard today. Alexander Perepilichnyy, 44, collapsed while jogging outside his £3million ...
Legal truce over veterans benefits on shaky ground, lawyer warns MPs
A legal truce between the federal government and wounded and injured soldiers over the New Veterans Charter is in danger of falling part, according to a letter sent to Liberals MPs by a lawyer representing the veterans. The peace agreement of sorts ...
How do I decide what type of lawyer I want to be?
Many lawyers approaching qualification discover that economics plays a big part in which departments have vacancies available. For example, there will be less demand for corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) lawyers during an economic downturn, ...
Lawyer follows his vegetarian convictions by opening an animal rescue farm
Until just over a year ago, John Fiske believed he was doing right by the planet by eating only grass-fed beef. Then, in what he calls a "lightbulb moment," the attorney, 32, decided animal agriculture came at too high a cost. Now he is putting his ...
Lawyer accused of lying about mom's death reprimanded by judge, report says
CHATHAM — Attorney John Nonnenmacher, who's accused of lying about his mom's death to delay a trial and of trying to delay disciplinary proceedings by claiming he was in the hospital for a month, was reprimanded by a federal judge Tuesday over ...
Abe Lincoln, Country Lawyer, Offers Trial Tips to 11th Circuit Judges and Attorneys
Judges and attorneys attending a federal appeals court conference in Alabama last week heard a luncheon speech by a lawyer it's safe to say none of them had met before—Abraham Lincoln. Dressed in a long coat, vest, white shirt, black bow tie and top ...
Legal Truce Over Veterans Benefits On Shaky Ground, Lawyer Warns MPs
A legal truce between the federal government and wounded and injured soldiers over the New Veterans Charter is in danger of falling part, according to a letter sent to Liberal MPs by a lawyer representing the veterans. The peace agreement of sorts ...
Harnett County hires lawyer to assist in federal probe of Sheriff's Office
LILLINGTON - The Harnett County Board of Commissioners has approved the hiring of legal counsel to assist the county's response to a federal investigation on allegations of misconduct in the Sheriff's Office. The board OK'd the hiring of Raleigh lawyer ...
No data recovered from missing Tequesta teen's iPhone, lawyer confirms
A team of Apple engineers were unable to recover any data from the iPhone found with Tequesta teens Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, who went missing at sea last year, the lawyer for Austin Stephanos' father confirms. Blu Stephanos, Austin's father, ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Does The Job Make You A Lawyer?
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer Mid-life crisis, retirement crisis, laid-off crisis, can't get a job to save your life millennial lawyer crisis. Being a lawyer is how many, if not, all of us, define ourselves, before ...
Apple can't restore phone belonging to missing teen fisherman, lawyer says
A recovery team could not reveal any clues from an iPhone belonging to one of two teen fishermen who vanished in the Atlantic Ocean last summer, a family attorney told local media Wednesday. Michael Pike, lawyer for Austin Stephanos' father, Blu, said ...
NYC lawyer admits bogus court order on behalf of Syracuse slumlord-turned-fugitive
Lawyer Jon Lefkowitz (center) is arraigned in November 2015 before County Court Judge Anthony Aloi (not pictured). To his left is defense lawyer Edward Z. Menkin, who filled in for Lefkowitz's current lawyers, Jim Hopkins, of Syracuse, and Daniel ...
Chaparral Energy Lawyer Says Company Is Close to Restructuring Deal
Chaparral Energy Inc. is “very close” to a restructuring deal that will wipe $1.2 billion in debt from its balance sheet, said Richard Levy, lawyer for the Oklahoma oil and gas producer. Speaking at the company's bankruptcy-court debut Wednesday, Mr ...
Co-defendant's lawyer decries plead deal in Schenectady killing of Wayne Best Jr.
A defense lawyer for one of the defendants charged with second-degree murder for the deadly 2014 shooting of Wayne Best Jr. says one of his client's alleged accomplices has been "bought and paid for." Michael Mansion, representing Todd Macon, was ...
Michael Ratner, Lawyer Who Won Rights for Guantánamo Prisoners, Dies at 72
Michael Ratner, a fearless civil liberties lawyer who successfully challenged the United States government's detention of terrorism suspects at Guantánamo Bay without judicial review, died on Wednesday in Manhattan. He was 72. The cause was ...
Lawyer for Guilford woman in gifting tables scheme: were 'victims' co-conspirators?
HARTFORD >> The lawyer for a Guilford woman convicted of orchestrating an illegal “gifting tables” pyramid scheme claims its unclear who “the victims were” and requested her resentencing in federal court be postponed. Donna Bello was originally ...
Jian Ghomeshi's lawyer suggests public should move on
The following is the text of a statement presented by Jian Ghomeshi's defence lawyer, Marie Henein, in court on Wednesday morning, regarding the resolution of charges against Ghomeshi, as agreed to by Crown prosecutors Michael Callaghan and Jamie ...
Ill-chosen words haunt lawyer who defended taxi driver on indecent assault charges
Senior criminal lawyers told Fairfax that Mr Mallick had not broken any guidelines in his submission to the court, but - as one said - "it's a bit on the nose". In a statement, the victim said she was now reliant on her partner and father for getting ...
Lawyer Philip Castaldi peddles his services to NYC's growing cyclist community
His cycling buddies figured he was dead, but only the bike was damaged. His parents hired a lawyer. “All I cared about was getting my bike fixed,” said Castaldi, who had saved up $800 to buy it. “And the lawyer didn't care about my bike at all. The guy ...
Harnett County hires lawyer in federal probe of Sheriff's Office
He said at the time that his department would be hiring a lawyer to help it evaluate "any and all claims of police misconduct." Coats also said the lawyer would help his office immediately review protocols and procedures, and consider additional ...
Refuge standoff defendant can be his own lawyer
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports U.S. District Judge Anna Brown allowed Jason Patrick to be his own lawyer Wednesday, but not without questioning his ability to act appropriately without legal counsel to guide him. She appointed Andrew Kohlmetz to be ...
A law firm has hired an AI “lawyer” to cut through the drudgery of corporate law
Andrew Arruda, co-founder of ROSS Intelligence, the company behind the AI lawyer, said in an email that other law firms are also planning to sign licenses with ROSS. Built on IBM's Watson computer, ROSS responds to questions by analyzing billions of ...
A Robot Lawyer Named 'Ross' Just Got Hired By A Major Law Firm
The lawyer in question is Ross, and he's really more of a reference tool than a replacement for a living, breathing lawyer praying to bill enough hours to pay off their student loans this month. Ross is built on IBM's Watson platform and the idea is ...
Lawyer: Ex-Speaker Hastert Won't Appeal Conviction, Sentence
Washington, D.C.-based lawyer Thomas Green confirmed in an email to The Associated Press that his 74-year-old client won't file any appeals before the looming deadline, which is the end of this week. Asked whether Hastert would appeal his conviction or ...
Madigan's Democratic lawyer sues to block redistricting reform referendum
Attorneys Mike Kasper, left, and Michael Dorf, right, argue their points on independent map legislation to the Illinois State Election Board on June 17, 2014. Attorneys Mike Kasper, left, and Michael Dorf, right, argue their points on independent map ...
Was NSA surveillance used on refuge occupiers labeled as 'domestic terrorists,' lawyer asks
"Defendants are entitled to know how the government monitored their communications and activities and then to test ... whether the government's evidence is derived from that surveillance,'' defense lawyer Amy Baggio wrote in a court filing Wednesday ...
BakerHostetler Hires AI Lawyer, Ushers In The Legal Apocalypse
As much as lawyers lionize themselves in the media — pointing to the tenacity of Jack McCoy, the soaring oratory of Jake Brigance, and… whatever the hell those How To Get Away With Murder morons are doing — deep down lawyers know that the bulk of ...
Lawyer: Wall collapsed in Easton due to storm, not negligence
If the City of Easton had a problem with safety at 323 Northampton St., it should have said something before a storm blew down a wall on the site, according to the site owner's attorney. The city slapped the owner Luan of Kosova with five citations and ...
Attorney: Feds' handling of Southlake cartel lawyer 'embarrassing'
FORT WORTH — The federal government's handling of the case of a cartel lawyer killed at Southlake Town Square was “embarrassing,” a defense attorney said during closing arguments Thursday at the trial of two men in federal court. Wes Ball, attorney ...
The Global Lawyer: The 'Zombie' Alien Tort, Three Years After Kiobel
"As a lawyer and legal scholar, I'm shocked at the extent to which courts are applying the Alito standard," said plaintiffs' advocate Beth Stephens, who is lead author of the alien tort casebook. By contrast, Bellinger, who reviewed the post-Kiobel ...
Man accused of posing as lawyer, setting up fake practice in Paterson
PATERSON — A 47-year-old Jersey City man was arrested Thursday for posing as a lawyer, authorities said. Antwan Bolden, 47, of Jersey CityPassaic County Prosecutor's Office. Antwan Bolden, also known as Yusef Hassan, is facing two counts of ...
Lawyer: Ex-Speaker Hastert won't appeal conviction, sentence
CHICAGO – Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert will not appeal his conviction or 15-month prison sentence in a hush-money case that centered on his sexual abuse of students when he was a high school wrestling coach in Illinois decades ago, his ...
Help for female immigrants fleeing violence is this lawyer's calling
She was at a US detention center, with no release date in sight, when the aspiring lawyer met her. At the time, the term “international refugee” was applied to individuals who had been persecuted because of factors such as their religion or political ...
Joliet Lawyer Ticketed For Allegedly Leaving Scene of Accident
And she knew a felony conviction would prevent her from attending law school and becoming a lawyer. It had been her dream career since she was a girl and she would dress up with an old briefcase while pretending to be in court,” the state's attorney's ...
Trooper's lawyer blames conspiracy
DANVILLE — The attorney for an Illinois State Police officer accused of bribery is alleging that a conspiracy against his client is what led to charges against him. But the prosecution maintains that's an attempt to redirect focus in the case. Keith ...
How Much Would You Pay For The Very Best Lawyer?
How Much Would You Pay For The Very Best Lawyer? By Kathryn Rubino. Share. / May 12, 2016 at 6:24 PM. Money What is the billing rate for the best attorneys in the country? Though some may be loathe to divulge that information, it is a fascinating ...
French Quarter murder trial lurches into allegations of lawyer misconduct
After spending 5 1/2 years behind bars, 27-year-old Donovan Carter of Baton Rouge went on trial Tuesday (May 10), charged with second-degree murder in the November 2010 fatal shooting of 37-year-old Thomas Jessie in the French Quarter. (Courtesy of ...
Michael Ratner, lawyer who won victory for Guantanamo detainees, dies at 72
Michael Ratner, a civil liberties lawyer who mounted legal challenges to U.S. military actions abroad, helped represent WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that defined legal rights for detainees at Guantanamo ...
Mafia lawyer remembered on 25th anniversary of his murder
It has been 25 years since criminal lawyer Sidney Leithman was gunned down in a spectacular murder in Montreal. The 54-year-old lawyer was sitting at a red light at Jean Talon St. and Rockland Ave. in his Saab convertible May 13, 1991, when gunmen in ...
Lawyer: Cyprus Rejects Suspected Hijacker's Asylum Claim
Cypriot authorities have rejected an application for political asylum by the Egyptian man who admitted hijacking a domestic EgyptAir flight and diverting it to Cyprus last March, his lawyer said Friday. Robertos Brahimis said Cyprus' Asylum Service ...
Lawyer welcomes class action judgment for mineworkers
A LAWYER for mineworkers suffering from diseases contracted at the mines welcomed the judgment on Friday that certified a class action by mineworkers against gold mining companies in SA. The landmark judgment paves the way for tens of thousands of ...
Lawyer discipline to be reviewed by high court
The lawyer discipline system is the way by which attorneys in the state are held responsible for professional misconduct. Anyone can file a complaint against a lawyer. Complaints are reviewed by a regional inquiry committee comprised of lawyers and lay ...
Replaced Dylan Yang lawyer hopes for retrial
WAUSAU - The former defense attorney for a 16-year-old Wausau boy who was tried as an adult and convicted of murder in March said Thursday he hopes that he is found to have been an ineffective lawyer so the boy can get a new trial. The family of Dylan ...
An Undocumented Student's Journey to Becoming a Lawyer
Marisol Conde-Hernandez is a law student at Rutgers University-Newark who has been vocal and active among undocumented youth in New Jersey. In the second of a three-part series titled American Sueño (watch the first film here), the cameras follow ...
Lawyer: 48-Year Fugitive in Poor Health Seeks Commutation
Stackowitz's lawyer, Norman Pattis, said his client suffers from heart failure, bladder cancer, diabetes and other ailments. "He's in poor health and this is effectively a death sentence," Pattis said. Pattis said he will ask the Georgia Board of ...