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Matip could avoid sanction for ANC snub - lawyer
Liverpool defender Joel Matip will be shielded from FIFA penalties following his African Nations Cup snub if he officially told the Cameroon Football Federation in advance, according to a leading sports lawyer. The Cameroon FA (Fecafoot) released a ...
Prominent Atlanta Lawyer Jailed in Wife's Shooting Death
A prominent Atlanta attorney has been booked into jail to face charges in the shooting death of his business executive wife. Fulton County Jail records Thursday show that Claud "Tex" McIver has been charged with felony involuntary manslaughter, along ...
Israel, Palestinian lawyer reach agreement to free hunger strikers
The Israeli Military Prosecution Service and a Palestinian lawyer reached an agreement to free Ahmad Abu Fara and Anas Shadeed, two Palestinians under administrative detention who entered the 90th day of their hunger strikes on Thursday. Essa Qaraqaa ...
Wife of Detained Chinese Rights Lawyer Hits Out at Party Video
Tang Tianhao told RFA that guards at an unofficial detention center known as the Ziyang Municipal Legal Education Center in Sichuan had beaten him, Jiang and fellow rights lawyer Tang Jitian after they tried to visit detained members of the banned ...
Lawyer says Wahlberg movie unfair to Boston bomber's widow
Providence, R.I. • A lawyer for Katherine Russell, widow of one of the Boston Marathon bombers, says the new film "Patriots Day" is unfair because it suggests she knew something was up before the attack and then didn't cooperate with the investigation ...
Atlanta lawyer's bail set at $200000 in wife's shooting death
Fulton County Chief Senior Assistant District Attorney Clinton Rucker had requested a much higher amount, but McIver's attorney, Cal Leipold, argued that his client, a lawyer of 44 years and senior partner at the firm of Fisher Phillips, had owned a ...
After the Crisis, This Wall Street Lawyer Turned Fanboy Toy Maker ...
After the Crisis, This Wall Street Lawyer Turned Fanboy Toy Maker ...
Meet Dan Goldstein, the Jewish Lawyer Who Faced Off With Ivanka Trump on JetBlue Flight
The JetBlue passenger who confronted Ivanka Trump on a flight to Florida is a Jewish lawyer from Brooklyn who was traveling with his husband and child. “Your father is ruining the country,” lawyer Daniel Jennings Goldstein snapped at the future first ...
Lawyer: 'Patriots Day' Unfair to Boston Bomber's Widow
A lawyer for Katherine Russell, widow of one of the Boston Marathon bombers, says the new film Patriots Day, starring Mark Wahlberg, is unfair because it suggests she knew something was up before the attack and then didn't cooperate with the ...
Google lawyer accused of calling aging 'rock star' a 'scumbag' in courthouse
A guitar player suing Google and YouTube for removing a music video from the video-streaming website has filed a court motion demanding the dismissal of a Google lawyer from the case for allegedly calling him a “scumbag” in the San Francisco federal ...
White Texas Cop's Arrest of Three Black Women Appears Racist: Lawyer
Video of a white Texas police officer's violent arrest of a black woman and her two teenage daughters suggests that the incident has "racism ... all over it," the women's attorney said Thursday night. The Fort Worth Police Department hasn't identified ...
Judge Orders Lawyer to Wear Ankle Monitor After Wife Killed
A judge has ordered a prominent Atlanta attorney to wear an ankle monitor and turn over his passport after the shooting death of his wife. Claud "Tex" McIver is charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct. The Atlanta Journal ...
Teresa Giudice 'Is Thriving' One Year After Prison: Lawyer
On Dec. 23, 2015, Teresa Giudice walked out of the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, Connecticut, a free woman after serving time for nearly a year on fraud charges. One year later, the star of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey “is ...
The Bulimic Lawyer (And Law Student)
About a year ago, I gave a lunch talk to a group of family lawyers. I talked about drug addiction. Everyone nodded. I talked about alcoholism, and everyone knew someone. I talked about my two decades plus struggle with anorexia, then bulimia dating ...
Ald. Cochran's lawyer dubs charges against him 'penny ante'
Better legal advice and a team of accountants could have spared Willie Cochran the spectacle of being indicted, his lawyer said Friday, after the South Side alderman entered a not guilty plea to charges he solicited bribes and pilfered donations ...
Alleged Mobster Said He Would Use Blowtorch to Force Lawyer to Open Safe: Feds
CHICAGO, IL — An alleged mobster faces gun charges and is accused of planning to steal around $750,000 from the safe in an elderly lawyer's suburban home after federal agents arrested him trying to buy an Uzi, an AK-47 and other firearms Wednesday, ...
Lawyer: Texas police must show arrest not racially motivated
FORT WORTH, Texas – The lawyer for a black woman who's seen on video being wrestled to the ground and arrested by a white officer says the burden is on police to prove the officer's actions weren't racially motivated. Attorney S. Lee Merritt said ...
Lawyer: Group occupying Narragansett tribal headquarters plans to leave today
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. — A lawyer representing members of a faction who oppose Chief Sachem Matthew Thomas' leadership had indicated that the group will vacate the building later today. The occupying group's lawyer, Misty Delgado, says that the group is ...
Brooklyn Lawyer Who Harassed Ivanka Trump Refuses To Answer Questions
Brooklyn, N.Y., lawyer Dan Goldstein, the man who was asked to leave a JetBlue flight after harassing Ivanka Trump, is now giving media the cold shoulder. Hours after the incident Thursday, Goldstein was approached by TMZ reporters trying to get a ...
Trump advisor Carl Icahn may have a 'huge conflict' due to energy investment: Ethics lawyer
Carl Icahn, who was named a special advisor on regulation to Donald Trump, is pushing to repeal part of a rule that has a negative impact on one of his energy investments. Former White House ethics lawyers say the billionaire's appointment to the ...
Let's Hear It For The Lawyer Who Fought In Court For Merrick Garland -- And Lost
The New Mexico lawyer has taken time off of work, importuned family members and spent thousands of dollars of his own money because he really believed — and still believes — that Merrick Garland should get a Senate vote on his long-pending Supreme ...
Trump's trade rep: Lawyer Robert Lighthizer is top pick
President-elect Donald Trump might be settling on another member of his trade policy team. Lawyer Robert Lighthizer is a leading contender for the post of U.S. Trade Representative, according to two sources with knowledge of the transition. Lighthizer ...
Trump's trade rep: Lawyer Robert Lighthizer is top pick
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - President-elect Donald Trump might be settling on another member of his trade policy team. Lawyer Robert Lighthizer is a leading contender for the post of U.S. Trade Representative, according to two sources with knowledge of the ...
Yankee owner hires former foe as lawyer : Rutland Herald Online
MONTPELIER — When it comes to Vermont nuclear politics, if you can't beat them, you can join them. Attorney Elizabeth Miller, once Gov. Peter Shumlin's chief ...
Yankee owner hires former foe as lawyer
She was the first lawyer listed for the lawyers currently representing Entergy Nuclear before the Public Service Board, ahead of longtime Entergy utility attorney John Marshall of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. Others attorneys listed on the trove of ...
Lawyer: Texas police must show arrest not racially motivated
DALLAS — The lawyer for a black woman who's seen on video being wrestled to the ground and arrested by a white officer said Friday the burden is on police to prove the officer's actions weren't racially motivated. Attorney S. Lee Merritt said police ...
Man convicted of sexual assault can keep lawyer
The motion, which was filed by the state, was an effort to make sure Ragasa knew the implications of moving forward with an appeal with Dan Hempey as his lawyer, said Justin Kollar, prosecuting attorney. “We have a lot of respect for both Dan (Hempey ...
Kline settlement illegal, residents say; town's lawyer disagrees
Kline settlement illegal, residents say; town's lawyer disagrees. Hide caption. Four residents who want to see the Kline house demolished say that the recent $3 million settlement is illegal. Town counsel disagrees. Photo Ed Miller ...
Lawyer charged after alleged $70M Ponzi scheme faces court date
Attorney Steven Scudder is scheduled for an arraignment and change of plea hearing on a federal charge related to an alleged $70 million Ponzi scheme run by William and Connie Apostelos. Scudder was charged by bill of information with wire fraud, ...
Austin lawyer's gift of laptops is gift of education for refugee family
The semiretired lawyer said, “All my career, I've been interested in women's issues.” When Stinson lived in Houston, she sat on the board of a local women's shelter. Fazal Ahmad's story — her ankle was broken by a family member, and she fled ...
A Dying Man's Wish To Donate His Organs Gets Complicated
"At the 11th hour, they emailed us and said their lawyers had stopped the process because they were afraid it looked too much like assisted suicide," Adox explained. "I was crushed." Every day, physicians withdraw life support on behalf of patients in ...
Lawyer Shortage In Some Rural Areas Reaches Epic Proportions
In Nebraska alone, there are 11 counties without a lawyer — leaving those seeking legal help in the lurch. Efforts are underway to recruit law students to come back home. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email. NPR thanks our sponsors. Become an NPR ...
Cafeteria manager jailed for insulting Turkey's Erdogan, lawyer says
Buran was detained after a police officer providing security for the newspaper said he heard him use a derogatory term to describe Erdogan and say he would refuse to serve the president tea if he ever visited the cafeteria, his lawyer said. According ...
Lawyer says district attorney kept quiet on change in DNA evidence; she denies it
Dumanis' office informed the region's defense lawyers about the memo this past summer — weeks after a defense attorney seeking a new trial for a gang member convicted of murder in 2011 won a ruling that may reopen his client's conviction, based in ...
N.J. immigration lawyer: Will Trump be worse than deporter-in-chief Obama? | Opinion
By Harlan York. Panic in the immigrant community? No, I'm not talking about the election of Donald J. Trump but rather the signature of William J. Clinton on the Illegal Immigration and Immigrant Responsibility Act just over 20 years ago. I remember it ...
Kansas Supreme Court disbars longtime Topeka lawyer
TOPEKA - A longtime Topeka lawyer has been officially disbarred from practice because of how he handled two clients' estates, according to a Kansas Supreme Court ruling. In the unanimous ruling Friday, the high court disbarred Bruce C. Harrington ...
Lawyer: Cafeteria Manager Jailed for Insulting Turkey's Erdogan
Senol Buran, who runs the cafeteria at the Istanbul office of Cumhuriyet, was taken into custody after police raided his home late on Saturday, lawyer Ozgur Urfa said. The newspaper is among the few still critical of the government. Insulting the ...
Ex-lawyer who bilked relatives of $1.3M gets prison sentence
MADISON, Ind. (AP) — A former Indiana attorney who pleaded guilty to bilking relatives out of more than $1.3 million has been sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison. A Jefferson County judge sentenced 67-year-old John C. Eckert last week to 10 years but ...
You don't have to keep paying a bad immigration lawyer! - NY Daily ...
You don't have to keep paying a bad immigration lawyer! - NY Daily ...
Farmer turned lawyer helps make Iowa wind power go
Each wind turbine spinning on the Iowa skyline stands on reams of legal paperwork spelling out in fine detail the property rights of all those involved — from rural landowners to the developers involved in building the project. Before many of the ...
Lawyer says Wahlberg movie unfair to Boston bomber's widow
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A lawyer for Katherine Russell, widow of one of the Boston Marathon bombers, says the new film "Patriots Day" is unfair because it suggests she knew something was up before the attack and then didn't cooperate with the ...
Best of '16: Jailhouse Lawyer & Citizen Kahn
Today we revisit a conversation with Derrick Hamilton, a jail house lawyer who fought the wrongful conviction that put him in jail for 21 years. He explains why he still believes in the power of the law. Then, the story of Zarif Khan, who migrated to ...
Trump Selects His Anti-Peace Bankruptcy Lawyer As Ambassador To Israel
'Trump's approach to Israel-Palestine is going to really reinforce apartheid, promote annexation and not show any concern for the rights of Palestinians or for Israelis who really want peace,' warned the director of Jewish Voice for Peace. By Kit O ...
Georgia's top lawyer urges Trump to repeal water regulations
Gov. Nathan Deal and incoming Attorney General Chris Carr. (DAVID BARNES / [email protected]). He's not two months into his job, but already Attorney General Chris Carr is following a path laid out by his GOP predecessor, Sam Olens. In one of ...
Oregon lawyer broke no rules by recruiting other attorneys for his neo-Nazi think tank: state bar
The Oregon State Bar found an attorney had done nothing wrong by pestering other lawyers with emails inviting them to check out his ideas for “the preservation of the white race.” Tadas Arlauskas, who now practices law in Las Vegas but previously ...
Trump picks his company lawyer for special negotiator
U.S. Republican President-elect Donald Trump has turned to his long-time company's top lawyer to serve as a special negotiator for trade deals and other talks, Trump's team said in a statement on Tuesday. Jason Greenblatt, chief legal officer for The ...
No, Kodak Black was not shot in Pompano Beach; lawyer says rumors are false
Kodak Black has not been shot. Reports on social media of the 19-year-old rapper being shot in his hometown of Pompano Beach, Fla., are not true. "It's all false," said Black's lawyer, Allan Zamren. "It's a rumor. I've been getting calls from TMZ, from ...
Drunken judge who sucker-punched Legal Aid lawyer charged
The parole judge arrested for slugging a Legal Aid attorney after a party was charged Tuesday with misdemeanor assault and harassment. Beltrani, 53, was before a criminal court judge for the first time since the boozy Oct. 20 incident on W. 18th St. in ...
SEC says it charges lawyer with stealing investor money in EB-5 offerings
WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged a California lawyer on Tuesday with defrauding people who signed up for an immigrant investor program aimed at creating jobs for Americans. Emilio Francisco raised $72 million from ...
Judge charged with sucker-punching lawyer
An obese state judge who allegedly cold cocked a Legal Aid lawyer after drunkenly bragging “I f—king kill people!” was arraigned Tuesday for the bizarre October incident. Robert Beltrani, 53, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court, wearing a gray suit ...