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Lawyer: Sandusky son, Victim 2 settle with Penn State

Jackie Chiles, Seinfeld's Johnnie Cochran-like lawyer, is back. Liquor company Jim Beam has enlisted Chiles (actor Phil Morris) for an ad campaign touting their new honey-flavored bourbon. In a new commercial, Chiles gets a call from Jim Beam and vows to sue the bears that are stealing honey from the company's bees. PHOTOS: The Most Talked-About Super Bowl 2013 Commercials "That's egregious, despicable, criminal," Chiles says, expressing the same sort of outrage he'd often use to describe an offense Kramer wanted to turn into a lawsuit. Chiles was Kramer's go-to lawyer on Seinfeld, helping him sue a coffee shop over too-hot java, tobacco companies after a short stint as a smoker left him looking haggard and "braless wonder" for walking down the street wearing just a bra, leading Kramer and Seinfeld to get into a car accident. The end of the ad suggests more commercials featuring Chiles and urges people to support their campaign using the hashtag #suethebears. Watch the commercial below.
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Lawyer trying to free pastor from jail

Multimedia Hayley Tsukayama Facebook has updated its login service to separate sharing requests from log-in. It was the British governments first mention of a criminal investigation linked to the seized material, which included a laptop, cellphone, DVDs and memory sticks. Greenwald has been at the center of the Guardians disclosures about the National Security Agency, which have pulled back the curtain on the American governments secret domestic espionage program. Miranda, a 28-year-old Brazilian student, was detained for nearly nine hours as he flew through the London airport after meeting in Germany with a journalist working with Greenwald. Laidlaw said British police had already begun scanning through Mirandas tens of thousands of pages of documents, which he described as highly sensitive. The disclosure of (the material) would be gravely injurious to public safety and thus the police have now initiated a criminal investigation, Laidlaw said. There is an absolutely compelling reason to permit this investigation to continue. The exact target of the investigation was not clear. The Guardian said it was unaware of any criminal investigation and had yet to hear from police about the matter. Londons Metropolitan Police said in a statement that its counterterrorism command had only just launched the inquiry Thursday.
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Dargaville lawyer struck off

. . really unspeakable this experience has been and continues to be for them. The university has not announced the deals. The men known in court documents as Victims 3, 7 and 10 released statements through their attorneys, saying that although they are relieved the settlement process is over, they wont get their childhoods back. Penn State is not great for settling something that could have been stopped years ago, Victim 3 said. What makes a school great is stopping these things no matter what negative effect it has on their reputation or what bad press it might bring. Victim 7 said he regretted knowing Sandusky. Despite the settlements, my life will never feel back to normal. If I had the power to go back in time and not ever meet Jerry Sandusky, I wouldnt hesitate, he said. Victim 10 said the settlement would help make amends but couldnt change things. Its not about the money. Its about holding people accountable for the things that they have done, he said.
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Lawyer sought in deputy dispute

FALSE TEETH KNOCKED OUT Gharib said 70-year-old Badie, a veterinarian by profession, had his false teeth knocked out during his arrest last week and does not have access to his blood pressure medication in jail. "Badie had his place of residence ... raided and was beaten and insulted with language insulting his mother and father and their honor," said Gharib. Pictures issued of Badie soon after his arrest last week did not appear to show serious injuries. More than 900 people, including about 100 soldiers and police, have been killed since security forces broke up two pro-Mursi protest camps on August 14. Brotherhood supporters say the real death toll is far higher and among those killed was Badie's son, Ammar, a 38-year-old computer engineer. Gharib accused the prosecution of investigating the victims instead of the perpetrators. He said prosecutors had also failed to present credible evidence to the defense team. "Justice has been turned upside down," he said. "The real victims are being hauled to jails and accused of inciting killing though (Badie's) own son has been killed." The state accuses the Brotherhood of "terrorism" and subversion. Police stations and churches across Egypt have come under attack from what the state says are Islamist assailants. Charges against Badie and his aides include incitement to violence in connection with anti-Brotherhood protests before Mursi's overthrow. The Brotherhood says it does not condone violence.
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Lawyer Bergrin loses bid to void murder conviction

Paul Bergrin had famous clients.

Credit: Reuters/Joe Burbank/Pool By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida | Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:22pm EDT ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - George Zimmerman's lawyer has chided him for visiting a Florida firearms factory that makes the type of gun he used to kill unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin last year. Zimmerman in July was acquitted of murder in Martin's death in a racially charged case that polarized the U.S. public and raised questions about Florida's loose gun laws and equal justice. "We understand how George visiting the factory that produces the gun used to shoot Trayvon Martin is seen as inappropriate," Shawn Vincent, spokesman for Zimmerman's lawyer Mark O'Mara, told Reuters on Friday. Celebrity news website TMZ posted a photo of Zimmerman at the Kel-Tec plant in Cocoa, shaking hands with an employee and grinning. The website reported that he asked questions about the legality of buying a Kel-Tec KSG, a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun. Zimmerman, 29, shot Martin, who was 17 years old, in the heart with a 9mm Kel-Tec pistol. Zimmerman was a volunteer watchman for a gated community in central Florida when he killed Martin in February 2012. Martin was walking back to the town house where he was staying after a trip to a nearby convenience store to buy Skittles candy and a can of iced tea. Prosecutors argued that Zimmerman, who is white and Hispanic, profiled Martin as a criminal, pursued him and killed him. Zimmerman said Martin attacked him and that he acted in self-defense. Less than three weeks after his acquittal, Zimmerman was stopped for speeding on a Texas highway 25 miles southeast of Dallas, and notified the officer that he was carrying a gun in his glove compartment, according to Texas officials. (Reporting by Barbara Liston; Editing by Mary Wisniewski and Xavier Briand)
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Trial of Muslim Brotherhood leaders political, says lawyer

(AP) A defense lawyer is trying to win the freedom of a popular Birmingham-area youth evangelist following his second arrest on a charge of trying to impersonate police. Attorney Daniel Boman tells WBRC-TV ( http://bit.ly/19Ri4Ed ) he's asking a court to reinstate probation for Matt Pitt , who is now jailed in Shelby County. The 30-year-old Pitt was arrested this week after a judge revoked his probation from a case last year. Pitt pleaded guilty in 2012 to trying to impersonate a police officer, and he was charged with the same offense this summer. Pitt gave a rambling TV interview before police say he fled officers and jumped off a 45-foot cliff in Birmingham. Pitt started a ministry called "The Basement" in 2004, and it grew into one of the nation's largest youth ministries.
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Lawyer for George Zimmerman chides him for visiting gun factory

Lawyer Bergrin loses bid to void murder conviction Paul Bergrin had famous clients. Travel Deals Associated Press Posted: Friday, August 23, 2013, 1:07 AM NEWARK, N.J. - Defense lawyer Paul Bergrin, who once represented entertainers and rap stars, has lost an attempt to have his murder and racketeering convictions reversed days ahead of his scheduled sentencing. In a ruling published Thursday, a federal judge denied Bergrin's motion to throw out some convictions and get a new trial on others. Among Bergrin's claims were that prosecutors knowingly used perjured testimony from a witness and that the judge should have recused himself because of his association with an attorney who represented a cooperating witness in the case. Bergrin was convicted in March on numerous counts and faces life in prison at his scheduled sentencing Monday. An attorney who has advised Bergrin in his defense said in an e-mail Thursday that Bergrin would seek to have the sentencing delayed. Bergrin, whose former clients include Queen Latifah, Lil' Kim, rappers Naughty by Nature, and an Army reservist accused in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, represented himself at two trials, one that ended in a mistrial in 2011 and the second this year. He was accused in a 33-count indictment of using his law practice to engage in drug selling, prostitution, witness tampering, and murder. One of the alleged murder plots was hatched in 2004 when Kemo Deshawn McCray, a potential witness against a Bergrin client, was gunned down on a Newark street. Bergrin was alleged to have told his client's associates, "No Kemo, no case." Another plot allegedly involved a drug case in Monmouth County in 2008. In that one, Bergrin was recorded allegedly telling an informant posing as a hit man to "make it look like a robbery." Bergrin has been jailed since he was arrested in 2009 along with several other defendants, including another lawyer.
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Read Full Article (18) Khris Davis and Scooter Gennett providing an exciting glimpse By Todd Rosiak of the Journal Sentinel Updated: 11:15 a.m. |Sun Aug 25 09:15:00 PDT 2013 Cincinnati -- He may have been hit in the most padded part of the body. But still, when Aroldis Chapman hits you anywhere with a 102-mph fastball, you're going to feel it the next day. So, not surprisingly, Khris Davis said his backside still stung this morning after he was plunked there in the ninth inning of last night's 6-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park. Read Full Blog Post (50) Shooting on Milwaukee's east side leaves man, 33, dead By Gitte Laasby of the Journal Sentinel Aug. 25, 2013 10:34 a.m. |Sun Aug 25 08:34:00 PDT 2013 Milwaukee police are investigating an overnight homicide in which a 33-year-old man was shot and killed about midnight in the 1200 block of E. Kane Place, police said in a news release Sunday. Police do not know the motive to the shooting and have not arrested anyone, the release said. Read Full Article US official: chemical weapons likely used in Syria By Kimberly Dozier, The Associated Press Updated: 10:31 a.m. |Sun Aug 25 08:31:46 PDT 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) There is "very little doubt" that a chemical weapon was used by Syria against civilians in an incident that killed at least 100 people last week, but the president has not yet decided how to respond, a senior administration official said Sunday. The official said the U.S. intelligence community based its assessment, which was given to the White House, on "the reported number of victims, reported symptoms of those who were killed or injured" and witness accounts.
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Ruling on Top Lawyer Adds to NLRB Questions

Solomon is perhaps best known for filing a union-spurred complaint against Boeing Co. that riled not only Boeing but also Republicans and business groups. The complaint was later dropped. Mr. Solomon, who has worked at the board as a lawyer since the 1970s, has made other moves in his current role that upset Republicans and business groups . But he isnt expected to be in the role for long. In early August, Mr. Obama nominated former union lawyer Richard Griffin Jr. to be general counsel . Opponents of the board that has served under Mr. Obama would welcome a higher court striking down Mr. Solomons appointment. They are already hoping a pending Supreme Court decision will back several lower court rulings that found Mr.
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Lawyer: UK has launched criminal inquiry into NSA leaks, is ‘partway through’ seized material

WANAKA, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 28:  Mt. Aspiring road leading to Treble Cone ski resort on July 28, 2011 in Wanaka, New Zealand.  (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Photo / File A Northland lawyer has been struck off the list for misleading his client on multiple occasions. The fate of Gregory Bryden Clarke, of Dargaville, was decided by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers' Disciplinary Tribunal at a hearing last week. Following the hearing, the New Zealand Law Society said it was the second time Clarke had been cited for misconduct. New Zealand Law Society president Chris Moore said Clarke was instructed by a client to file a claim in the Disputes' Tribunal but he did not do so. Mr Moore said he misled his client on a number of occasions, saying he had filed the claim, and that a hearing date had been set. No claim had, in fact, been filed and the client found this out when he contacted the Disputes Tribunal, Mr Moore said. Mr Moore said it was fundamental in the Lawyers Conduct and Client Care Rules that a lawyer must always act competently and in a timely manner. "Any lawyer who has been retained by a client must complete the services which that client requires unless there is good cause not to," he said. "That was not the case with Mr Clarke and the Law Society will always view such transgressions very seriously." The tribunal will release its written decision later. In 2006, he pleaded guilty to charges of failing to hold clients' funds received into his firm's trust account, and made false entries into the account to conceal the misappropriation of $23,618, which he paid back within five months. He was suspended from practising for three months from December 21, 2007 and ordered to make available his practice for inspection at three-monthly intervals for two years from March 2008.
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