Asylum seekers who sheltered Snowden in Hong Kong at risk of being deported, lawyer warns – South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostThe Sri Lankan asylum seekers who sheltered the American whistle-blower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong might be at risk of detention and deportation as their lawyer was…

Raymond Felton says gun arrest ‘is not a distraction to this team,’ will play for … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsFor Raymond Felton, it’s a case of “Had gun, will travel.” Felton was back practicing with the Knicks on Wednesday, one day after he was released on…

Report: Former Seattle Seahawks CB Brandon Browner to sue NFL next week – Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)Former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner will sue the NFL next week in order to challenge his indefinite drug suspension from the league, Browner’s lawyer and agent…

Chris Christie Is No Gandhi – Esquire (blog)

Esquire (blog)Samson’s also one of the old heads who trained Chris Christie as a lawyer-lobbyist, a loyal crony whose e-mail reaction when he was told that Pat Foye re-opened Fort…

Detention hearing postponed for San Francisco startup founder accused of … – San Jose Mercury News

Detention hearing postponed for San Francisco startup founder accused of …San Jose Mercury NewsSAN FRANCISCO – A startup founder who is accused of defrauding an investor of $210,000 appeared briefly…

2011 Super Bowl lawsuit over falling ice and snow going to trial – Dallas Morning News

Dallas Morning NewsThe lawsuit of a 2011 Super Bowl worker injured by ice and snow falling from AT&T Stadium is scheduled to finally go to trial in Dallas County this…

Bill Stepien, a former campaign manager for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsA lawyer for Bill Stepien, the former campaign manager for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, wrote to an attorney for the state Legislature’s Select Committee on Investigation,…

Jazz musician arrested after Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death wants rehab for his … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe jazz player charged with heroin possession after the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman should go to rehab over prison, his lawyer argued Tuesday. Robert Vineberg’s attorney…

Ravens RB Rice Arrested Then Released

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fianc√©¬†were involved in an altercation at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ late Saturday night. The Baltimore Sun broke the story…

George Zimmerman wants to become a lawyer to stop ‘miscarriage of justice.’ – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsJustice may be blind, but, fear not — George Zimmerman is going to show it the way. Zimmerman — who has been a confounding lightning rod of…

Son-in-law arrested in package-explosion deaths – Las Vegas Sun

Son-in-law arrested in package-explosion deathsLas Vegas SunLaw Enforcement cars fill the front yard of a rural home in Lebanon, Tenn., where a package sent there exploded Monday, killing 74-year-old lawyer…

Ecuador digs deep to fight oil tyranny – Mail & Guardian Online

Ecuador digs deep to fight oil tyrannyMail & Guardian OnlineAsked about the purpose of all the court cases Chevron is pursuing, Craig said Chevron had accused US lawyer Steven Donziger,…

Chevron Ecuador: Steve Donziger Gained $25 Million From Gaming, Phone Sex Entrepreneur

Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit plaintiff’s lawyer Steven Donziger might claim to be fighting for the indigenous poor of Ecuador, but he’s gotten rich from it in the process. Moreover, his money…

Egypt court adjourns Mursi trial over protester deaths – Reuters

ReutersCAIRO (Reuters) – A Cairo court on Saturday adjourned the trial which sees Egypt’s ousted President Mohamed Mursi accused of inciting the killing of protesters, while dozens of supporters of…

Christie Knew About Lane Closings, Ex-Port Authority Official Says – New York Times

New York TimesIn a letter released by his lawyer, the former official, David Wildstein, a high school friend of Mr. Christie’s who was appointed with the governor’s blessing at the…

Kercher murder: Sollecito found near Austria border – BBC News

BBC NewsItalian police have found Raffaele Sollecito near the Austrian border after a court reinstated his guilty verdict for the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher in 2007. Sollecito’s passport was…

Chinese activist Xu Zhiyong gets four-year jail sentence – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldRIghts crusader counts the cost of activism. Beijing: China has sentenced prominent human rights advocate Xu Zhiyong to four years in jail in the country’s most high-profile prosecution…

Jury Rules in Favor of Courtney Love in ‘Twibel’ Case – ABC News

ABC NewsThe jury in the Courtney Love “Twibel” case ruled in favor of the singer late Friday, with a verdict saying the plaintiff did not prove that Love knowingly made…

Jury sides with Love over ex-lawyer tweet – The Spokesman Review

The Spokesman ReviewA Twitter posting by Courtney Love suggesting that one of her attorneys had been “bought off” wasn’t defamatory, a jury decided Friday. The verdict came after roughly three…

China cracks down on media coverage as activist goes on trial – CNN

CNNBeijing (CNN) — A high-profile Chinese activist has gone on trial in Beijing, accused of organizing protests against official corruption, his lawyer told CNN. Xu Zhiyong is accused of “gathering…

China activist lawyer Xu Zhiyong on trial – BBC News

BBC NewsXu Zhiyong, a prominent human rights lawyer who campaigned against corruption, has gone on trial in China. Mr Xu is charged with “gathering crowds to disrupt public order”. He…

New Christie Attack Dog Attorney No Friend to Ecuador’s Indigenous Peoples – Huffington Post

New Christie Attack Dog Attorney No Friend to Ecuador’s Indigenous PeoplesHuffington PostIrate over the film, which depicts Fajardo and U.S. plaintiff lawyer Steven Donziger in a favorable light, Chevron claimed…

Pakistan: Musharraf advised to move to US hospital – USA TODAY

USA TODAYISLAMABAD (AP) — A lawyer for Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf who is on trial for high treason said Thursday his client needs to go to the U.S. for…

Chris Brown Rejects Plea Deal In DC Assault Case – MTV.com

MTV.comChris Brown was back in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday for a hearing in his assault case from October. During the proceeding, prosecutors offered the singer a plea deal in which…

Veronica Mars Trailer Unveiled: Watch Kristen Bell Back in Action – People Magazine

People MagazineThe official trailer for the Veronica Mars movie has debuted, drumming up buzz for the upcoming big-screen version of the hit TV series headlined by Kristen Bell. Bell, who…

Facebook Sued For Allegedly Using Your Private Messages To Trigger Ads – San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco ChronicleAn Arkansas lawyer and political blogger has sued Facebook for allegedly using data from private messages to target ads. Matt Campbell, author of the left-leaning muckraking site the…

De Blasio Names City’s Top Lawyer, Appearing to Signal a Further Shift in Policy – New York Times

New York TimesMayor-elect Bill de Blasio on Sunday named his choice to be New York City’s chief lawyer, appointing the man who as the United States attorney in Brooklyn oversaw…

Jahi McMath: New York facility is ‘last hope’ for girl declared brain dead … – NBCNews.com (blog)

NBCNews.com (blog)The family of Jahi McMath, the 13-year-old girl declared brain dead after complications from routine tonsil surgery, said Saturday a hospital in New York may be able to accept…

Oakland News: Mayor Quan’s Woodminster Wheelchair Problem In “White v. Oakland”

In this Oakland News, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan doesn’t know this until now, but as of this writing she’s about to be deposed in a lawsuit where the person who…

Calif. Schools Prepare For Transgender Rights Law – CBS Local

Calif. Schools Prepare For Transgender Rights LawCBS LocalThe Los Angeles Unified School District — the state’s largest — has had one since 2005. This month, the school boards in Berkeley,…

Thousands gather in Soweto to celebrate Mandela – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOWETO, South Africa – Thousands of South Africans came to this storied township on Sunday to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela with loud, raucous parades and festivities outside…

Recovering Amanda Bynes is ‘looking at colleges’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAmanda Bynes seems to finally be moving forward. The troubled star “has completed her inpatient rehabilitation and she’s feeling better every day,” her mother’s lawyer, Tamar Arminak tells People.com.…

Deadly New York train derailment could be case of highway hypnosis – Fox News

Deadly New York train derailment could be case of highway hypnosisFox NewsA man driving a Metro-North Railroad commuter train that went off the rails Sunday in New York, killing four…

Decision on Jameis Winston case to come Thursday – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFlorida State star quarterback Jameis Winston will learn Thursday whether he will be charged with sexual battery in the alleged rape of a fellow student. State Attorney Willie Meggs,…

Chevron Ecuador: Joseph Kohn Describes Steven Donziger’s Actions As Fraud

On November 4th, Joseph Kohn, the name partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Kohn, Swift & Graf, came to the New York U.S. District Court where the RICO case…