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Lawyer for dismembered teen's biological parents: 'Something went wrong in the system here'
The lawyer said he came to know the Hunsickers as a loving couple who were unemployed but could have become better parents with some help. Rose and Rodney Hunsicker were so determined to keep their children that the case went to trial. When the ...
Advice offered through 'Talk to a Lawyer'
The Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) will sponsor “Talk to a Lawyer Today,” a pro bono program to provide free legal assistance to the underserved, on Monday, Jan. 16, as an annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The program is an opportunity ...
Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka dead at age 73
Former pro wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, who was ruled incompetent to stand trial in the death of his former girlfriend in a Lehigh County courtroom less than two weeks ago, died Sunday afternoon at the age of 73, his lawyer said. Snuka's attorney ...
PM's lawyer doesn't want court to hear Panama case, claims PTI
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders on Monday have claimed that Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif's lawyer doesn't want Supreme Court to hear the Panama Leaks case. Talking to media, PTI's Fawad Chaudhry asked the ...
Prominent Dutch lawyer Wakkie arrested in Spain in telecoms insolvency probe: source
MADRID/AMSTERDAM Spanish police arrested prominent Dutch corporate lawyer Peter Wakkie at Madrid airport on Monday in an investigation into the insolvency of Russian-Spanish telecom firm ZED+, a judicial source said. A spokesman for Wakkie, who ...
VW charges in US breach German constitution, says defendant's lawyer
"We learned of the indictment from a live press conference," Hamburg-based lawyer Annette Voges said on Monday, adding that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had neither contacted former VW brand development chief Heinz-Jakob Neusser before ...
Lawyer wants more information in Suffolk traffic stop shooting
A man being pursued for possible drunken driving was shot and injured by police in Medford early Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, authorities said. "The man did not comply with officer's commands and resisted arrest. The officer discharged his weapon one time, ...
Former Carthage mayor, judge, lawyer, friend passes at 94
He was a respected lawyer, he was a Jasper County judge, he served a term as mayor of Carthage, he served on the boards of several companies, but from his family's perspective, Herbert Casteel's lasting legacy will be that of a good Christian man and ...
Murder defendant who mouthed off at judge and tried to fire lawyer won't talk to court psychiatrist
SPRINGFIELD -- A little over a week ago, a judge ordered murder defendant Jose Ramos to see a court psychiatrist after he mouthed off to her during a hearing and tried to fire his lawyer. On Friday a court psychiatrist reported Ramos -- who was not ...
The Lawyer
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Sliwinski can't be his own lawyer and have a public defender
Thomas Sliwinski, charged with being on the run from authorities for 11 years, was told that he can't be his own lawyer and have a public defender at the same time during his upcoming trial. Sliwinski was seen via video by District Judge Michael ...
'Robot Lawyer' Makes The Case Against Parking Tickets
It was the first day of school for Dean Lear's three kids. In a scramble to get his boys to class on time, the Seattle lawyer wound up parking in a space he probably should have avoided. "There was a fire hydrant, but the curb wasn't painted and the ...
'Faulty records, inconsistent docs': Lawyer of Russian skiers accused of doping slams McLaren report
The lawyer pointed out that Belov was not mentioned in several competitions, in which he did participate. According to Wieschemann, there are also “no less than ten faulty records in different [McLaren report's] lists,” which refer to Aleksandr Legkov ...
Victims of Turkey's purge exploited also by lawyers with exorbitantly high fees
Victims of Turkey's post-coup purge have been taking another toll from lawyers who ask outrageously high prices either to keep themselves out of trouble or to exploit from the lost causes. A recent article published by the Globe Post news portal quoted ...
Panama Leaks case: PM's lawyer presents arguments over 'parliamentary immunity'
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawyer on Tuesday has said that the prime minister enjoys full immunity in state affairs while constitution also gives exemption to president and governor. A five-member larger bench ...
Lawyer says ECHR decision gives US applicants chance to adopt Russian orphans
MOSCOW, January 17. /TASS/. The decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the Dima Yakovlev Law gives US applicants a chance to adopt Russian orphans, their lawyer Karina Moskalenko said on Tuesday. "The ECHR's decision gives ...
Lawyer accused of using run-on sentences and 'verbose ...
Lawyer accused of using run-on sentences and 'verbose ...
Lawyer: 'El Chapo' says he's being sexually harassed in prison
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, leader of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, told his lawyer Silvia Delgado that a prison guard has sexually abused him. Guzman's top lawyer said the drug kingpin did not disclose those details with him but said he could not discredit ...
Trump to be sued for inappropriate sexual contact
... sexual misconduct before the election. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Trump to be sued for inappropriate sexual contact, lawyer says. By Kyle Feldscher (@kyle_feldscher) • 1/17/17 12:30 PM. Kyle Feldscher Breaking News Reporter The Washington ...
Kenyan opposition accepts lawyer's nomination as election head
The new candidate to head the electoral board, Wafula Chebukati, unsuccessfully ran for parliament in 2007 on the opposition ticket but has largely stayed out of politics since then, practicing as an independent corporate lawyer. His appointment now ...
Lawyer for mother of Bella Bond asks judge to dismiss charges
The mother of the 2-year-old girl whose body was found in a trash bag on Deer Island on Tuesday asked a judge to dismiss allegations that she helped her former boyfriend conceal the toddler's 2015 murder. Rachelle Bond's lawyer also requested that her ...
Lawyer: Accused Syracuse rioter had just learned his dad was killed by cop
Syracuse, NY -- One of the six men standing trial for rioting on Father's Day had just learned his father had been fatally shot by a police officer, a defense lawyer revealed today. Arthur Hunter, 24, of 301 Otisco St., was charged with felony rioting ...
Lawyers argue over punishments of former school district spokesman, her lawyer
About a month after Bloodgood filed a lawsuit on Kovach's behalf, the case was dismissed against all of the defendants except lawyer Josh Whitley and his mother, school district administrator Karen Whitley. At that time, the pair already had filed ...
Cop who shot and killed teen should be fired, lawyer says
NYPD Officer Richard Haste, facing a departmental trial in the shooting death of Ramarley Graham, is shown above in 2012 after pleading guilty to a manslaughter charge in connection with the teenager's death. (Credit: AP / Seth Wenig). NYPD Officer ...
Naples lawyer to receive state honor for helping poor, indigent
Now the 45-year-old lawyer's pro bono work through the Legal Aid Service of Collier County has earned him recognition. The Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award will honor him and 20 other attorneys Thursday at the Florida Supreme Court in ...
China Breaks a Human Rights Lawyer
“Chunfu was thin like sticks, he was pale, his eyes lifeless.” This was the initial reaction of Hua Liping when she opened her apartment door on January 12, 2017, and found her husband, human rights lawyer Li Chunfu. After more than 500 days of secret ...
Lawyer: WikiLeaks' Assange 'standing by' extradition pledge
Thank you for signing up for the Daily on Defense newsletter. You should receive your first issue soon! Hours later, WikiLeaks' Twitter account relayed a message from Assange's lawyer, Melinda Taylor, who said of the "extradition 'deal'" that ...
St. Mary's murder suspect wants new lawyer
Patrick Henry Bush was adamant last week that “there won't be a trial,” as he complained about delays and his defense lawyer. A judge disagreed with Bush, but the case's prosecutor and public defender said Tuesday at the courthouse that Bush will ...
Snowden has legal grounds to become Russian citizen – lawyer
“Essentially, he now has every reason to apply for [Russian] citizenship in the future, in a while, as the law [states] that one needs to spend no less than 5 years on the territory of Russia [to be granted citizenship],” Snowden's lawyer Anatoly ...
Patt Morrison asks: Lawyer Ted Boutrous Jr. on preserving the 1st Amendment under Trump
The White House press room evidently won't be in the White House any more, but in a building next door. On national television, President-elect Donald Trump insulted CNN as a purveyor of “fake news.” He pledged to sue the “liars” — the women who have ...
A Chicago lawyer's journey from mortgages to medical marijuana
Charlie Bachtell was general counsel at Chicago-based mortgage company Guaranteed Rate when the lawyer in him became captivated by Illinois' medical marijuana law. He left mortgage banking and today the 38-year-old is the CEO and co-founder of ...
Fake legal blogs use 'lawyer' photos that match online photos of endontist, 'lonelykelvin1'
Another blogger is said to be lawyer Joseph Quinn. Again, no location is given, though a related Twitter account lists his location as Philadelphia. The only lawyer named Joseph Quinn in that city is deceased. And the online photo used on the blog ...
Wake Up Call: Dentons Lawyer to Join White House Counsel's Office
(Daily Report via America Lawyer). • James Quinn is leaving Weil Gotshal & Manges after more than 40 years that saw him try some of the firm's biggest cases, serve on its executive committee, and head its litigation department. But Quinn, who is 71 ...
Breivik's isolation harming his mental health: lawyer
Oslo (AFP) - A lawyer for jailed Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik said Wednesday the neo-Nazi's isolation was harmful to his mental health, a key point in his legal battle over prison conditions. Breivik's "mental vulnerability" was a ...
Bowling Green attorney named 'Super Lawyer'
No more than 5 percent of Kentucky's lawyers are selected to the list. Breen was first selected a Kentucky “Super Lawyer” in 2012 and has been named every year since. “Super Lawyers” is a Thomson Reuters business and a rating service for lawyers in ...
Divorce lawyer hypnotized female clients for his sexual gratification ...
Divorce lawyer hypnotized female clients for his sexual gratification ...
Assange lawyer: Manning commutation doesn't meet extradition offer's conditions
The attorney for Julian Assange said President Obama's commutation of Chelsea Manning's sentence does not meet the conditions of the WikiLeaks head's offer to be extradited to the United States if Manning were pardoned. Obama on Tuesday commuted ...
Video emerges of Ohio lawyer hypnotizing clients for pleasure
An extremely creepy video has emerged of Ohio lawyer Michael Fine, 59, hypnotizing female clients in his office for his own sexual pleasures. In November 2014, a woman entered Fine's Ohio office with a hidden camera. Sheffield police set up a sting ...
Famed OJ lawyer, Delaware justice clash over translation firm sale
Strine quizzed Shawe's lawyer on Wednesday on whether Shawe had stalked Elting, which Shawe's lawyer denied. The rest of the hearing largely centered around questions from Strine regarding the application of the state's corporate law. His toughest ...
Farnese lawyer: Why are the feds investigating in local party politics?
With less than a week until his trial, State Sen. Larry Farnese urged a federal judge to throw out the charges against him, accusing prosecutors of overstepping ...
Chicago Lawyer Sues City, Police Department Over Stingray Cellphone Surviellance
Chicago attorney Jerry Boyle -- notably not representing himself -- is suing the city of Chicago and a number of police officials for constitutional violations stemming from the PD's Stingray use. It's a potential class action suit, but Boyle -- at ...
Taxpayers on the hook for 2nd lawyer in Rizzo trash scandal
Standing behind the lectern in a black checkered shirt, Craigmiles asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Elizabeth Stafford for a court-appointed lawyer after having already filled out the required financial affidavit, which is what defendants fill out when they ...
This lawyer refinanced his student debt with a fintech start-up and deeply regrets it
After graduating from law school in 2009 with more than $250,000 in debt, Josh Garber refinanced $80,000 of his student loans with online personal finance start-up SoFi, a decision he now sorely regrets. The company was offering a better interest rate ...
Lawyer: Luckey not smart enough to create Oculus
But Oculus Rift virtual reality goggle creator Palmer Luckey, 24, may have earned a few votes of sympathy Wednesday after lawyers in a Dallas courtroom insinuated that the college dropout didn't have the brains to create the groundbreaking VR device ...
Obama should pardon Hillary Clinton, former assistant US attorney says
A New York lawyer appealed to President Obama Wednesday in an opinion piece to pardon former-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and others who may be “potential targets” of an investigation into the use of her private email server. Robert Begleiter ...
Gambia: Jammeh's Lawyer Flees, Asks Him to Step Down
Edu Gomez, the lawyer of outgoing leader of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has fled the country to neighbouring Senegal after penning the president a letter to step down from office in the interest of peace. Mr. Gomez who represented Mr. Jammeh and his ...
Wife of Detained Chinese Rights Lawyer Seeks Angela Merkel's Help
Then, last week, the police released on bail a close associate of Mr. Jiang's, the human rights lawyer Li Chunfu, in what Mr. Li's relatives and lawyers said was a confused and frightened condition, occasionally raving or belligerent. Mr. Li had been ...
Markeith Loyd's shocking first court appearance: Refuses lawyer, shouts profanities
In an unusual first court appearance, Markeith Loyd, the man accused of killing an Orlando police officer, said he plans to represent himself and yelled "f--- you!" to the judge as he left the room. Most defendants appear with an attorney and remain ...
City attorney caught up in Trump graffiti incident was up for lawyer of the year
Duncan Lloyd, the assistant city solicitor who was caught on camera with a second man seen vandalizing a Chestnut Hill grocery store in November, was nominated for Above the Law's "Lawyer of the Year." Lloyd was not charged with any crimes and ...
'Strong Arm' Texas lawyer Brian Loncar died of 'toxic effect of cocaine,' medical examiner rules
A medical examiner has determined the cause of death for prominent North Texas attorney Brian Loncar was cocaine use, WFAA reports. Loncar, 56, died just days after his daughter committed suicide and the Dallas County medical examiner says his cause ...