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Chinese human rights lawyer has been tortured in prison, his legal team says
Chinese human rights lawyer Xie Yang signed a false confession in detention in China after his captors beat him, deprived him of sleep and forced him into painful positions, according to interviews published by his lawyers. Xie told his lawyers he ...
Belchertown farm institute hires lawyer in dispute over slaughterhouse denial; ZBA hearing delayed
BELCHERTOWN -- The New England Small Farm Institute has hired a lawyer to contest the town zoning officer's decision last year prohibiting the organization from operating a slaughterhouse at 295 George Hannum St. The Belchertown Zoning Board of ...
New video shows Ohio lawyer hypnotizing, molesting clients
Authorities say a disturbing new video shows how an Ohio divorce attorney - who is now behind bars - hypnotized clients and took advantage of them. In the newly-released video, investigators said Michael Fine, 59, put the woman into a trance without ...
Lawyer: Panama to allow ex-dictator Noriega house arrest
PANAMA CITY – A lawyer for Panama's jailed ex-dictator Manuel Noriega says a court has granted him house arrest so he can prepare for brain surgery. Attorney Ezra Angel announced the ruling Monday. The 82-year-old former strongman needs to have a ...
Cartoon Caption: Was this lawyer let out…
Submit your proposed caption for this cartoon about a prisoner with balloons and a lawyer leaving prison. The winner of our February challenge will see his or her caption and credit printed in an upcoming issue of the ABA Journal. Two prisoners watch ...
Queens man who died after cop fight acted in self-defense: lawyer
Jared Hatcliffe, a lawyer for the city, contended the two young cops were defending themselves. "This is a case about alcohol and anger," Hatcliffe said. Dean contended that after a small accident, both young cops followed Murphy and approached him ...
Indicted Las Vegas lawyer used firm's funds for church donations
Suspended probate lawyer Robert Graham, left, confers with his attorney Bryan Cox while making his first court appearance at the Regional Justice Center on Tuesday Jan. 10, 2017. He is charged with stealing $2.1 million from clients. Jeff Scheid/Las ...
Amy Poehler Is Dating Lawyer Benjamin Graf
Amy Poehler has a new beau! The comedian is dating lawyer Benjamin Graf, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm. PHOTOS: Funniest Female Stars in Hollywood. It appears the couple have been dating for quite some time — they were spotted taking a hike in ...
Michael H. Goldberg, 73, Lawyer Who Bridged ABA and NBA, Dies
Michael Harris Goldberg was born on March 16, 1943, in Manhattan to Jacob Goldberg, a lawyer, and the former Etta Herman, a department store coat model and homemaker. He graduated from New York University and the St. John's University School of ...
Lawyer should be disbarred for resumé lies, including Olympic claim, discipline board says
A Michigan lawyer should be disbarred for alleged online and resumé lies about his law firm, law licenses, work history and participation on a U.S. Olympic team, according to the state attorney discipline board. Lawyer Ali Zaidi made misrepresentations ...
Birmingham lawyer named executive director of state bar
Birmingham lawyer Phillip McCallum has been named the Alabama State Bar's new executive director, the bar announced Tuesday. McCallum, who is a past president of the state bar, will replace longtime Executive Director Keith Norman when he retires in ...
Charlotte lawyer disbarred for having sex with immigration clients
Charlotte attorney Christopher Greene has been disbarred for having sex and sending explicit message to an unknown number of his immigration clients. By Michael Gordon. [email protected] LinkedIn · Google+ · Pinterest · Reddit; Print ...
Prominent Silicon Valley lawyer Ted Wang is joining Cowboy Ventures as a partner
Ted Wang, a high-profile Silicon Valley lawyer to some of tech's most prominent companies, is leaving his legal briefs behind and joining seed-stage-focused investment firm Cowboy Ventures. Wang has spent the last decade at Fenwick & West, where ...
Winston-Salem lawyer charged with failing to file state taxes
Liipfert is a lawyer and a partner at the law firm Craige, Jenkins & Walker LLP in Winston-Salem. It was created in 2015 with the merger of two law firms — Craige Brawley Liipfert & Walker LLP and Jenkins Law Group PLLC. Liipfert did not return a ...
Lawyer Who Defended Racial Gerrymandering Picked for A Top Civil Rights Job
John Gore, an attorney who has worked to defend laws that critics say are designed to weaken the voting rights of African-Americans and other minorities, was selected by President Donald Trump to serve as a senior civil rights official at the ...
Lawyer, radio personality Lisa Wells pleads not guilty to drug charges
A Cincinnati defense lawyer and radio legal analyst pleaded not guilty Tuesday, Jan. 24, to felony drug charges stemming from a January 2016 traffic stop on Interstate 75 near Piqua. Lisa Wells, 38, of West Chester was charged by state troopers ...
Trump Adds Philly Lawyer to White House Legal Team
James D. Schultz, a former Cozen O'Connor partner who served as Pennsylvania's top lawyer under Governor Tom Corbett, began work in the White House on Monday. He joins a small group of lawyers who will guide the president on legal issues that span ...
Ed Hartwell found out Keshia Knight Pulliam gave birth from his lawyer
Ed Hartwell, the estranged husband of “Cosby Show” star Keshia Knight Pulliam, found out that their daughter had been born via his lawyer, we're told. “He didn't get a call or anything [from Knight Pulliam or her family],” sources tell Page Six, “Ed ...
Probate judge holds off appointing lawyer for Prince's siblings ...
Probate judge holds off appointing lawyer for Prince's siblings ...
Judge orders reprimand of defense lawyer for misconduct
Palm Beach County Assistant Public Defender Elizabeth Ramsey was sanctioned Tuesday over a professional misconduct charge. She will receive a public reprimand and a year of probation for pretending to gag while a prosecutor was questioning a witness ...
2 South Sudan Opposition Figures Held in Kenya, Lawyer Says
Two South Sudanese men affiliated with the country's opposition have been detained by Kenyan authorities and are at risk of being deported back to Juba, according to their lawyer. Eddy Orinda told The Associated Press that Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey ...
Lawyer: Toss charges against mom who fled with kids in 1985 + Poll
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The lawyer for a woman accused of abducting her two daughters from their father in Rhode Island more than three decades ago is calling for the charges to be dismissed. Elaine Yates, whose legal name is Liana Waldberg, pleaded ...
Lawyer For Prominent Crimean Tatar Activist Forcibly Detained
A Russian lawyer who is defending a prominent Crimean Tatar activist was forcibly detained and taken to a Federal Security Service (FSB) office in Russia-controlled Crimea on January 25. An RFE/RL correspondent saw six men in civilian clothing forcing ...
Dozens of illegal guns seized from home of lawyer charged with DUI: police
Donald F. Franz has been charged with aggravated DUI, aggravated battery to a police officer and aggravated resisting a police officer, unlawful possession of a suspended driver's license and carrying a concealed firearm while under the influence ...
Prominent Silicon Valley lawyer Ted Wang is joining Cowboy Ventures
Ted Wang, a high-profile Silicon Valley lawyer to some of tech's most prominent companies, is leaving his legal briefs behind and joining seed-stage-focused investment firm Cowboy Ventures. Wang has spent the last decade at Fenwick & West, where ...
NC lawyer disbarred after admitting to having sex with immigration clients
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Charlotte attorney has been disbarred after acknowledging he slept with several immigration clients. Documents from the North Carolina State Bar show Christopher Greene surrendered his law license after being confronted with ...
Love triangle triggered New Year's Day killing, lawyer says
The New Year's Day shooting of Shanna Mason at a home on Gold Street was captured on video camera and the attorney for the woman charged with killing Mason says he will not dispute it. Nadiyah Z. Whitaker, 31, of Cheektowaga pleaded not guilty in Erie ...
Trump's company picks GOP lawyer, own attorney for ethics team
In addition, George Sorial, a lawyer for the Trump Organization since 2007, will become chief compliance counsel. Sorial's work for Trump included his for-profit education company, Trump University, that recently paid $25 million to settle fraud ...
Lawyer's Accident Trips up 9/11 Case at Guantanamo
A military judge brought a quick halt to the first session of the Guantanamo war crimes tribunal in 2017 on Wednesday because of the absence of a defense lawyer who broke her arm and couldn't make it to the U.S. base in Cuba. Army Col. James Pohl ...
Lawyer: Don't blame Salvation Army for fatal building collapse
Although the Salvation Army did not own the building being demolished, the organization was sued because the plaintiffs' lawyers contended its officers ignored danger warnings from the neighboring owner and never told employees or customers about the ...
Rensselaer County Legislature Democrats seek own lawyer
The Rensselaer County Legislature six-member Democratic minority wants to hire its own attorney after nearly a decade without one and the Republicans say they're listening. Minority Leader Peter Grimm, D-Troy, said having their own lawyer would improve ...
Austin lawyer Trey Trainor joins Trump administration
Trey Trainor, an Austin lawyer well known in Texas politics, has joined the administration of President Donald Trump. Trainor started Wednesday as a special assistant to James Mattis, who was sworn in as Trump's defense secretary on Friday. Trainor is ...
Civil Rights Lawyer Sums up the Struggle for Suffrage in the 21st Century in 60 Seconds
[Voter suppression] is baked into [America's] DNA," Myrna Pérez, a civil rights lawyer and Democracy Program deputy director at the Brennan Center for Justice, explained at a Brookings-hosted Governance Studies panel on January 11. "But it became a ...
Trump And His Organization Lawyer Up For The Ethics War Ahead
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Wednesday that four lawyers are joining the office of White House General Counsel Don McGahn, specifically to handle ethics issues. In New York, the Trump Organization has acquired its own Washington ...
Drinker Enters Dallas as Sedgwick Sheds 40 Lawyers in Texas, New Jersey
San Francisco-based Sedgwick is grappling with signficant departures in two major markets this week, as 15 partners and 25 additional lawyers split from the firm in the New York region and Texas. In Texas 23 lawyers, including nine partners, are ...
Lawyer: Baruch College student chose on his own to join ISIS
A defense lawyer for an Arizona man accused of helping a 24-year-old Baruch College student join the Islamic State told Manhattan federal court jurors Wednesday that terrorist recruit Samy el-Goarany made his own fatal decision to join a “brutal gang ...
AWOL juror leads to mistrial in lawyer threats case
The case against a man charged with making death threats against two prominent Milwaukee lawyers ended in a mistrial Wednesday after a juror failed to return ...
Lawyer reveals flawed reasoning behind ban on individual Russian ...
Lawyer reveals flawed reasoning behind ban on individual Russian ...
Lawyer: Prosecutors threatened Park's confidant during probe
SEOUL, South Korea – A lawyer for the jailed woman at the center of the biggest South Korean political scandal in decades said Thursday that prosecutors threatened to "annihilate" her family and used other abusive language during questioning ...
iAccident Lawyer Celebrates Latest Win-- $8 Million in Motorcycle Injury Case
"Our Anaheim accident lawyers stand with those who have been seriously injured in highway accidents, and we fight for them tooth and nail," says the press statement. "In one recent case, we represented the victim of a serious motorcycle accident, whose ...
Lawyer is reprimanded for pretending to gag during prosecutor questioning of witness
An assistant public defender in Florida has received a reprimand for pretending to gag while a prosecutor questioned a jailhouse informant against her murder client during a court hearing. Usually ethics complaints are handled through a Florida Bar ...
Dutch Police Have Filed A Complaint Against A UN Lawyer After Her Claims Of Police Brutality
In a Facebook post, the lawyer decribed her arrest and release. Laguerre said that at 9:30 on Tuesday morning, she was “brutalized” by two Dutch police officers. She said that while she was cycling to work, she was unable to turn safely so she got off ...
Egyptian rights lawyer says he's banned from travel
Rights activists in Egypt say they are facing the worst repression ever amid a wider campaign under President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to erase freedoms won in the 2011 uprising that toppled veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Najad al-Borei, a human rights ...
French candidate Fillon's lawyer says he confident, but supporters worry
PARIS A lawyer for Francois Fillon went to the financial prosecutor's office on Thursday to defend the French presidential candidate against press allegations that his wife had received a salary for a fake job, a charge that could harm his bid for the ...
Suspect in Orlando Officer's Death Will Act as Own Lawyer
A man suspected in the killings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer is insisting on defending himself against murder charges. Markeith Loyd made the decision in court on Thursday despite repeated warnings from a judge that it's ...
Call-A-Lawyer: You can get free legal advice tonight
IndyStar Call for Action is teaming with a group of local attorneys from the National Association of Consumer Advocates for our third Call-A-Lawyer night. The legal professionals will be taking calls — and trying to answer your questions — from 5:30 ...
Stokes asks for lawyer in murder case, competency evaluation ordered
Judge Gino Williams asked if Stokes was satisfied with the services provided so far by Matt Roberts, the Blacksburg lawyer who Williams earlier this month assigned to be standby counsel. Stokes said that he did and after Williams appointed Roberts to ...
Lawyer for “inventor of e-mail” sends threat letter over social media ...
Lawyer for “inventor of e-mail” sends threat letter over social media ...
Celebrity lawyer representing Shields on pot charge
GREEN BAY - When one of Justin Bieber's bodyguards was charged in 2011 with shoving a paparazzo, New York lawyer Peter M. Frankel got the charge dropped. Frankel also has done pretty well through the years for various members of Wu-Tang Clan, ...
Reducing taxes the motivation behind Naperville merger referendum, lawyer says
Lower property taxes and an economy of scale are the motives behind referendums that would ask voters of Lisle, Warrenville and Woodridge if they want their towns annexed into Naperville, the petitioner's attorney Frank Avila said Thursday. While Avila ...