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Reuters journalists in Myanmar remanded for another 14 days: lawyer
YANGON (Reuters) - A court in Myanmar agreed on Wednesday to remand two Reuters journalists in custody for a second 14-day period as authorities continued a probe into allegations that they breached the nation's Official Secrets Act, according to the ...
Bush ethics lawyer: Trump-appointed FBI Director Chris Wray is 'allowing himself to be humiliated' by the president
Richard Painter, an ethics lawyer in George W. Bush's administration, said FBI Director Chris Wray is "allowing himself to be humiliated" by President Donald Trump. Trump appointed Wray to lead the FBI after he fired the former director James Comey in ...
Georgian-American businessman faces questions about his role in Don Jr.'s meeting with Russian lawyer
Rob Goldstone, a British publicist, told Trump Jr. ahead of the New York meeting that Russian lawyer Veselnitskaya would be bringing damaging information about donations to a charity linked to Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to ...
An American in custody asked to see a lawyer; the military should let him
For more than three months, the U.S. military has held an American citizen in secret custody in Iraq — without permitting him to see a lawyer. A federal judge rightly ruled over the weekend that the man, who is suspected of fighting for Islamic State ...
Former Bush ethics lawyer: Trump's McCabe tweet 'a very stupid thing for him to do'
Former White House Ethics Lawyer Richard Painter: Trump's McCabe tweet is part of a pattern of the President injecting himself into the Russia probe "This is an incriminating tweet ... it was a very, very stupid thing for him to do, to tweet that out ...
Woman accused of causing $300k in damages to artwork in lawyer's home
HOUSTON — A Texas woman was arrested late Saturday after allegedly causing damage to several pricey works of art at a Houston attorney's home, reports CBS affiliate KHOU. Lindy Lou Layman, 29, is accused of damaging three paintings and two sculptures ...
John E. Nolan Jr., lawyer who helped negotiate Bay of Pigs prisoner ...
John E. Nolan Jr., lawyer who helped negotiate Bay of Pigs prisoner ...
2 Chainz Claims Guy Suing Him Posed as Lawyers, Wants Rolls ...
2 Chainz Claims Guy Suing Him Posed as Lawyers, Wants Rolls ...
Thompson Prep School Hires Lawyer to Review Policies In Wake Of Student's Death
Any investigation into allegations of bullying and whether Marianapolis did enough to address it is likely to run into legal quandaries that have long vexed lawmakers trying to curb student-on-student tormenting, said Tom Mooney, a Hartford lawyer ...
'They're acting like dictators': Republican lawyer snaps at GOP congressman who called for a 'purge' at the FBI
Former Bush administration lawyer Richard Painter said GOP congressmen and allies of President Donald Trump are "acting like dictators" with their increasing attacks on the FBI. A day earlier, Painter criticized the Trump-appointed FBI director, Chris ...
Influential lawyer, ex-municipal league official dies at 98
Howard W. Dobbins, a lawyer who represented banks, power companies and the interests of cities and towns across the state as general counsel for the Virginia Municipal League, died Monday. He was 98. Mr. Dobbins' colleagues remembered him this week as ...
Martin Shkreli's ex-lawyer found guilty of financial fraud
“We will continue to fight for justice for Evan Greebel and his family,” Brodsky said by email. U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Rohde said Greebel helped Shkreli steal millions of dollars and cover up Shkreli's fraud while the hedge fund manager was chief ...
Florida 2017: Emotional support squirrels, a lawyer's flaming pants ...
Florida 2017: Emotional support squirrels, a lawyer's flaming pants ...
Looks Like Martin Shkreli's Lawyer Is Going to Prison, Too
Evan Greebel was convicted of conspiracy to commit two types of fraud on behalf of the infamous Pharma Bro. SHARE; TWEET. Allie Conti. Dec 28 2017, 9:20am. Attorney Evan Greebel exits federal court in New York, US, on Thursday, Dec 17, 2015. Photo by ...
Martin Shkreli's Ex-Lawyer Is Convicted of Fraud
A lawyer who once advised the former drug company executive Martin Shkreli was convicted on Wednesday of helping Mr. Shkreli defraud a pharmaceutical company. The lawyer, Evan Greebel, who was outside counsel to Mr. Shkreli's former drug company ...
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A Georgia lawyer really wanted to go to the Rose Bowl, so he wrote college football's greatest legal motion
Apparently everything in the state of Georgia must grind to a halt around New Years Day when the Bulldogs face Oklahoma in the 104th Rose Bowl game. That includes Georgia's venerable court system, which this week pushed back what was supposed to be a ...
Lawyer: Drug Use May Shape Las Vegas Triple Homicide Case
Lawyer: Drug Use May Shape Las Vegas Triple Homicide Case. A defense lawyer says drug use may play a role in the murder case against a 47-year-old woman accused of killing three people last week at a Las Vegas home where they all lived. Dec. 28, 2017 ...
Florida man pleads guilty to trading on inside info from lawyer
Florida man pleads guilty to trading on inside info from lawyer. Nate Raymond. 2 Min Read. NEW YORK, Dec 28 (Reuters) - A Florida man pleaded guilty on Thursday to charges he illegally traded on inside information supplied by a friend working at a law ...
Judge rules Kentucky lawyer who fled must forfeit bond
FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017, file photo, fugitive lawyer Eric Conn is taken into custody by FBI agents on the tarmac at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky. A federal judge has ruled on Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, that Coon, who went on the run in a more ...
Dallas woman ruined $300K worth of art on date with lawyer, charges say
HOUSTON — Authorities say an intoxicated Dallas woman who was on a first date with a prominent Houston trial lawyer caused at least $300,000 in damage to his art collection, including two Andy Warhol paintings. Lindy Lou Layman, 29, was arrested ...
Will this US citizen get to see a lawyer before time runs out?
AFTER MORE than three months, an American citizen held in U.S. custody in Iraq will finally see a lawyer. The man, whom the Pentagon believes to be an Islamic State fighter, has waited in military detention without outside contact beyond visits from ...
Woman accused of damaging Warhol paintings on date at lawyer's house
A high-profile Texas attorney's first date on Saturday did not go as planned. In fact, it ended in an arrest. Lindy Lou Layman, 29, of Dallas is accused of damaging at least $300,000 worth of art in 49-year-old attorney Anthony Buzbee's Houston home ...
Bill Clinton lawyer: 'Deafening' claims of Mueller bias echo only on Fox News, Trump twitter
Dave Kendall, who served as a lawyer for former President Clinton, rushed to defend special counsel Robert Mueller Robert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation in an op-ed published Thursday ...
Lawyer: FIFA not seeking whistleblower's Russia doping info
FILE In this Tuesday, May 24, 2016 file photo an employee of the Russia's national drug-testing laboratory holds a vial in Moscow, Russia. A Russian doping whistleblower's lawyer says FIFA has made no attempt to gain information about “many ...
Remember the One About the Lawyer and Naked Dance Contest? 6 Strange Stories from 2017
The lawyer who saved the party: La Covacha, a popular nightclub in Sweetwater, faced an uncertain fate until Greenspoon Marder shareholder Louis J. Terminello saved the day. The club and restaurant had been in business nearly 30 years, but the city's ...
Georgia lawyer granted motion to attend Rose Bowl
Chatham County lawyer J. Patrick Connell requested an emergency motion for continuance to move his trial from Jan. 2 to a later date so he could attend the Rose Bowl on Jan 1. One judge in the Superior Court of Chatham County, Michael Karpf, granted ...
Drug use could shape Las Vegas triple homicide case, lawyer says
LAS VEGAS >> A defense lawyer says drug use may play a role in the murder case against a 47-year-old woman accused of killing three people last week at a Las Vegas home where they all lived. Attorney Robert Langford said Thursday following a brief ...
California Court Decision Offers Hope For Procedural Brake On Lawyer-Driven Class Actions
Washington Legal Foundation We cover public interest laws and policies. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Glenn G. Lammi , Contributor. This year's rankings by civil-justice reform organizations (here and here) of states' legal ...
Woman Ruined $300K Worth of Art on Date With Lawyer: Police
Authorities say an intoxicated Dallas woman who was on a first date with a prominent Houston trial lawyer caused at least $300,000 in damage to his art collection, including two Andy Warhol paintings. (Published Friday, Dec. 29, 2017). Authorities say ...
Shooting at Southern California law firm leaves 1 lawyer dead, another wounded
Police at the scene of an active shooting in Long Beach, Calif. Friday, Dec. 29, 2017. (Basileus Zeno via AP). An attorney who reportedly had just been canned at a Southern California law firm opened fire in the office, killing one senior partner and ...
1 lawyer killed, another wounded at Bixby Knolls law office; reportedly fired partner takes own life
1 lawyer killed, another wounded at Bixby Knolls law office; reportedly fired partner takes own life · Photos: A Look back in photos at Marineland · College student from San Pedro clinging to life after suspected drunken driver crashes into Uber car ...
Bush ethics lawyer on Trump's DOJ comments: The president is not a king
Richard Painter, the former top ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, said President Trump · Donald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for 'serious case of amnesia' after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to ...
Lawyer: IOC should keep Russian ban in place until threats to whistleblower stop
The lawyer for Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov has called for the International Olympic Committee to do more to stem a recent surge in attacks on his client's credibility and threats to his safety. New York-based attorney Jim Walden ...
Trump Isn't 'King', Can't Do Whatever He Wants, Bush Ethics Lawyer Warns
Former top ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration, Richard Painter, told CNN on Friday that President Donald Trump “is not a king” in his response to Trump's remark that he “can do whatever I want with the Justice Department.” Painter said ...
Woman ruined $300K worth of art on date with lawyer
HOUSTON — Authorities say an intoxicated Dallas woman who was on a first date with a prominent Houston trial lawyer caused at least $300,000 in damage to his art collection, including two Andy Warhol paintings. Lindy Lou Layman, 29, was arrested ...
De'Anthony Melton's lawyer says USC investigation coming to a close
De'Anthony Melton has been sidelined for the first 14 games of USC's up-and-down season, relegated to wearing a sweatsuit on the bench because of his connection to the federal investigation of bribery in college basketball. But the sophomore's exile ...
Lowell Rothschild, well-known lawyer and mayor's father, dies
Lowell E. Rothschild, a Tucson lawyer for more than six decades and father of the city's mayor, died Friday. He was 90 years old. Rothschild was one of three founders of law firm Mesch, Marquez and Rothschild in 1957, and was involved with the firm ...
Barbie's Lawyer Is Now Representing Harvey Weinstein
The woman who defended Barbie will now serve as counsel for a very different, but equally well-known figure: Harvey Weinstein. According to court documents obtained by The Blast, L.A. based attorney Phyllis Kupferstein filed a motion to represent ...
'She had no idea': Defense lawyer says murder suspect didn't know boyfriend would kill man
The defense attorney for one of two suspects charged in the Dec. 21 slaying of a Madison County man says his client didn't know there would be a burglary or homicide. Gary Wayne Kay was found dead when sheriff's deputies went to investigate a report of ...