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Lawyer to Vatican court: Client not likable, but not guilty
Vatican City • The lawyer for a woman at the heart of a trial over leaks from the Vatican said Tuesday her client may not be likable, but that she shouldn't be convicted just because she's "unpleasant, insufferable, arrogant and presumptuous." Lawyers ...
Inside the Heavy Hitters: Alexander & Catalano client never saw a lawyer
Her new lawyers contend Alexander & Catalano's high volume of calls has led to practices that have hurt people who respond to their ads, including the use of non-lawyers to settle claims without ever filing a lawsuit. Brooks' lawsuit accuses the firm ...
Lawyer appointed in Warren County shootings
McKenna, based in Cincinnati, is also the lawyer handling the death penalty appeal of Austin Myers. Myers, who lived in Clayton in Montgomery County, was 19 in 2014 when he was sentenced to death for the murder of Justin Back, 18, at his home outside ...
Old Lady Lawyer: What's Your Expiration Date?
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer We all have them; we just don't know them. There's no “sell by” date stamped on our foreheads for purposes of date of death, but there may well be one for our careers. It may be written ...
Defense lawyer for Chicopee murder defendant Dennis Rosa-Roman calls two witnesses, then rests his case
SPRINGFIELD - The defense lawyer for murder defendant Dennis Rosa-Roman called two witnesses Wednesday morning then rested his case. Donald W. Frank, lawyer for the 24-year-old charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of Amanda Plasse in ...
Gaddafi son Saif al-Islam 'released' from Libya jail, his lawyer tells FRANCE 24
Muammar Gaddafi's most prominent son has been released by his Libyan jailors, his lawyer at the ICC has told FRANCE 24. Saif al-Islam was sentenced to death in 2015 for crimes committed during the revolution that overthrew his father. The former Libyan ...
Lawyer: Gretchen Carlson's complaints about Roger Ailes went nowhere
So the Erik Wemple Blog asked Carlson's lawyer, Nancy Erika Smith, whether there was any documentary evidence behind the story told in the complaint. “I'm very confident that we have very persuasive evidence, but we're going to reveal the evidence in ...
Winston-Salem lawyer suspended; alleged to have violated state law in getting victim to testify in deposition
A Winston-Salem lawyer was suspended last week over multiple allegations of professional misconduct, including coercing a girl who had accused his client of sexual abuse to give sworn testimony in a deposition without any legal representation. The N.C. ...
Lawyer Wins Red-Light Camera Lawsuit Against Richardson
A Dallas County judge ordered the city of Richardson to dismiss a red-light camera ticket given to an attorney and to pay him $27,500 in legal fees after the lawyer filed a lawsuit saying such tickets are unconstitutional. The lawyer, Richard Bowman ...
Detroit officer's lawyer in corruption trial: 'It's all spy vs. spy'
Cops who pursue drug dealers participate in a world of deception and trickery, lawyers for two Detroit narcotics officers accused of corruption argued Wednesday in federal court. Fabricated documents — like search warrants — are "tools of the trade ...
Mayor and Lawyer Dispute Details of Fatal Police Shooting
Two-and-a-half weeks after a white police officer fatally shot a black man here, the mayor of Tupelo defended his city and police department, saying a lawyer for the dead man's family is misleading the public. Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton Wednesday ...
Don't stick taxpayers with lawyer bills
For a state that's scrounging for money to fix roads, improve education and help a poisoned city recover, the last thing we should be doing is spending taxpayer dollars on lawyers for officials who mess up. But that's exactly what's happening. The ...
Lawyer from Bridgegate firm had issued prior warning about saving texts
TRENTON — Call it an ironic twist. Defense attorneys for two former members of Gov. Chris Christie's inner circle have argued that a missing iPhone used by the governor during the height of the Bridgegate scandal may contain evidence that could help ...
Beau Solomon Case: Suspect Denies Pushing Teen to His Death, Lawyer Says
The lawyer for the homeless man charged with murdering American student Beau Solomon said his client denies pushing the teen into a Rome river. Solomon vanished less than 24 hours after arriving in Italy on June 30 for summer classes. His body was ...
Ex-Jerry Sandusky Lawyer Set to Plead Guilty in US Tax Case
A lawyer who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial is set to plead guilty in a case charging him with attempting to evade federal income taxes from 2006 to 2010. Online records show 42-year ...
A grizzled Des Moines lawyer and his social worker dog
Peter Berger is a tough defense and personal injury lawyer in Des Moines. He's been at it 38 years, his hair is graying, and he has a lot of stories about big cases. He also has a little dog called Precious. Takes her to work every day and carries her ...
Kelsey Lawyer To Ask For Conviction To Be Set Aside
Albany lawyer Shane Hug has now been hired by Kelsey to replace his trial lawyer, Richard Portale of White Plains. Hug tells 7 News he requested the sentencing adjournment to allow him time to prepare a motion "asking the court to set aside the guilty ...
Gretchen Carlson's lawyer: Roger Ailes statement 'false'
The lawyers, Nancy Erika Smith and Martin Hyman, pushed back on Ailes' statement on Wednesday evening responding to Carlson's sexual harassment lawsuit. Ailes called the suit "defamatory" and said it was filed in retaliation for ending her contract due ...
Charges to Be Dropped Against Newspaper Publisher, Lawyer
A prosecutor on Thursday sought to drop charges filed against a north Georgia newspaper publisher and his attorney after they sought records about a judge's operating account. Appalachian Judicial Circuit District Attorney Alison Sosebee filed a motion ...
Hubbard lawyer calls proposed sentence 'absurd'
(AP) — A lawyer for former House Speaker Mike Hubbard said that prosecutors are seeking an “absurd” prison sentence after Hubbard's conviction on ethics charges. Defense lawyer Bill Baxley criticized the requested prison sentence of five years in a ...
Lawyer: Here's To The 'Hillary Defense' ... Because Many People Have Been Punished For Doing Much Less
After all, one lawyer said that many have been punished and lost their careers for doing much less. Moreover, the Obama administration blood lust to dole out punishment for people being careless with classified information seems to be boundless, unless ...
I'd Rather Be A Lawyer Than An MMA Fighter
It's easy to complain about being a lawyer. The non-stop nature of private practice, with phones ringing day and night, high debt levels, high stress levels (possibly related to the debt), constant client demands, then later having to track down those ...
Obama: Police shootings show US has a 'serious problem'
Stewart is an Atlanta-based lawyer who has handled high-profile criminal cases before. He is representing Cameron Sterling and his mother, Quinyetta McMillon. “He's doing what we always do, which is organize, investigate and prepare,” his partner ...
Lawyer: Surveillance video shows UW student alive in Rome river
ROME — The lawyer for a homeless man accused of pushing a University of Wisconsin student into the Tiber River in Rome says surveillance footage shows the teen tried to swim a few strokes after falling in but was carried off by rapids and quickly ...
I'm a lawyer specializing in security clearance cases. Hillary Clinton got off easy.
My legal practice involves representing clients denied or at risk of losing their security clearances. Facing the same set of facts outlined by FBI Director James B. Comey about Hillary Clinton and her aides, my less-well-known clients — whether an ...
China Lawyer Crackdown Enters 2nd Year With Calls for Releases
After a year-long detention, Zhao Wei, a 24-year-old assistant to a prominent lawyer, was released Thursday after she had confessed her crimes and had shown a good attitude, according to police and her lawyer. “I was too simple-minded. I didn't know ...
Lawyer asks Israel to destroy homes of Palestinian's killers
JERUSALEM — A lawyer for the family of a Palestinian teen whose 2014 murder was part of a chain of events that sparked the Gaza war says he wants Israel to punish the teenager's killers in the same way it does Palestinian militants. Lawyer Mohannad ...
Lawyer: Footage shows UW student Beau Solomon tried to swim after fall
Alessia Pennachioli walks towards the tent she shared with her companion Massimo Galioto, 40, on the banks of river Tiber in Rome, Wednesday, July 6, 2016, after an interview with The Associated Press. Police on Tuesday detained Galioto as suspected ...
The Jailhouse Lawyer Derrick Hamilton's Role in the Reversal of a Murder Conviction
At the time, Hamilton was mentoring a young lawyer named Justin Bonus, who had graduated from the Roger Williams University School of Law, in 2011. Bonus had heard about Hamilton's reputation as a jailhouse lawyer and tracked down Hamilton after his ...
Steven Avery's lawyer promises evidence 'tsunami'
"Making a Murderer" fans had better get their boots on. Steven Avery's defense attorney promises an enormous wave of evidence on behalf of her celebrity client, convicted Manitowoc County killer Steven Avery. "If you think we are just tweeting...think ...
The Gov. Christie Cellphone Mystery Ends: His Lawyer Has It
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's office says there's no mystery over the whereabouts of the cellphone sought by defendants in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case. A spokesman said Friday that Christie's attorney has the phone. Previously ...
From The Career Files: Diving Deeper, More Millennial Lawyer Survey Results
In response to the recent post, Money Matters: 2016 Millennial Lawyer Survey Results, a reader asked if we had survey results broken down by firm size. In the prior post, I noted that compensation was the top reason survey respondents left firms and a ...
Lawyer asks appeals court to let him defend Cliven Bundy in Nevada case
Nationally known lawyer Larry Klayman has asked a federal appeals court to overrule a Nevada judge who refused to allow him to defend rancher Cliven Bundy in the Bunkerville standoff case. In papers filed this week with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of ...
Alton Sterling's Family Lawyer Reacts to Dallas Shootings: We Want Only 'Peaceful Protests'
The lawyer for the family of Alton Sterling is pushing for peaceful protests only in the wake of the Dallas sniper attack that left five officers dead at a Black Lives Matter protest, Thursday. Edmond Jordan tells PEOPLE that while it has yet to be ...
Ex-Jerry Sandusky Lawyer Admits Federal Tax Evasion Charges
A lawyer who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial has pleaded guilty under a deal with federal prosecutors to charges he attempted to evade federal income taxes from 2006 to 2010. A ...
Lawyer ties Alton Sterling's case to S.C. police shooting, newspaper reports
The role of technology and social media as a lighting rod for debate in the aftermath of Alton Sterling's shooting death is not lost on his family's attorney, according to the Post and Courier. Quintet McMillon, the mother of Sterling's son Cameron ...
Google's Self Driving Car Project Gets Its Own Chief Lawyer
Alphabet's Google has teams of lawyers. And even the Google self-driving project, which is housed under X (the division where the company's experimental projects reside), has lawyers. But until now, it's never had one dedicated to the project full time ...
Lawyer for Mayor Domenic Sarno's brother-in-law withdraws from case, citing 'hostile' behavior
SPRINGFIELD — A lawyer for the man charged with threatening Mayor Domenic J. Sarno's wife has withdrawn from the case, citing a breakdown in communication with her client. "The defendant has become hostile and created a threatening feel to the ...
Lawyer: Oh yeah, you bet the FBI gave us the 'Clinton Defense' on matters far less serious than an unauthorized ...
Lawyer: Oh yeah, you bet the FBI gave us the 'Clinton Defense' on matters far less serious than an unauthorized ...
Federal judge rethinks reprimand of Beatrice Six lawyer who used 'innocent' in closing arguments
LINCOLN — A federal judge who reprimanded one of the lawyers for the Beatrice Six said Friday he has reconsidered the punishment. Senior U.S. District Judge Richard Kopf ordered that his reprimand of Maren Chaloupka be expunged from her record on ...
Lawyer's murder puts spotlight on Kenyan police 'death squads'
The disappearance and killing of prominent Kenyan lawyer Willie Kimani along with his client and taxi driver has sparked nationwide anger over rampant police violations. But can the outrage lead to change? Kenyan police have such a reputation for human ...
Rights defenders criticize China over ongoing lawyer detentions
Coinciding with the first anniversary of the arrests, a letter signed by more than a dozen lawyer groups, including the Hong Kong-based China Human Rights Lawyers Concern Group, the Amsterdam Bar Association, the Australian branch of the International ...
Lawyer: Minnesota cop reacted to gun, not race
An attorney for a suburban Minneapolis police officer who killed a black motorist says the officer reacted to the man's gun, not his race. Minnesota Governor: Philando Castile would be alive if he were white. Minneapolis attorney Thomas Kelly told The ...
Lawyer: Officer who shot Philando Castile reacted to gun, not race
Jeronimo Yanez, the police officer who killed a black driver during a suburban Minnesota traffic stop this week, reacted to the man's gun — not his race — his attorney said Saturday. St. Anthony Police Officer Yanez was reacting to "the presence of ...
APNewsBreak: Cop's Lawyer Blames Driver's Gun, Not His Race
A suburban Minnesota police officer who killed a black driver reacted to the man's gun, not his race, his attorney said Saturday, giving the most detailed account so far of why the officer drew his own weapon. Philando Castile's girlfriend, who ...
Minnesota Cop Who Shot Philando Castile Reacted to Gun, Not Race, Says His Lawyer
A lawyer for the Latino cop who killed a black motorist in Minnesota this week says the officer reacted to the man's gun, not his race, the Associated Press reports. The lawyer, Thomas Kelly, insists that St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who ...
Kenya: Calls for justice heard as human rights lawyer buried
FILE- In this July 4, 2016, file photo, hundreds of Kenyans including human rights activists, lawyers and taxi operators hold a peaceful protest in Nairobi, Kenya, against alleged pervasive killings and disappearances linked to police. Slain Kenyan ...
Dallas Shooter Faced Sexual-Harassment Allegations in Army, Military Lawyer Says
DALLAS—Micah Johnson, the Army veteran who authorities say killed five Dallas police officers at a protest march on Thursday night, was a troubled soldier who was nearly expelled from the Army for sexual harassment, his military lawyer said. Bradford ...
Cop's lawyer: Broken tail light 'not the only reason' for Philando Castile traffic stop
Cop's lawyer: Broken tail light 'not the only reason' for Philando Castile traffic stop. 'Officer Yanez was reacting to the actions of the driver. This incident had nothing to do with race. It had everything to do with the presence of a gun.' Posted ...
Minnesota Officer Was 'Reacting to the Presence of a Gun,' Lawyer Says
A lawyer for the suburban police officer who fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop said on Saturday that the race of the driver, Philando Castile, played no role in how his client responded, and that the officer “was reacting to the presence ...