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Opposition lawyers Maxim Znak and Ilya Salei reportedly detained in Belarus

Belarusian authorities have detained another leading member of the opposition movement”s coordination council.Lawyer Maxim Znak was reportedly taken from the council’s office by unidentified people in masks on Wednesday, according to his associates.In a post on the opposition’s official Telegram channel, Znak only had to text the message “masks” before his phone was taken away…

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Kyle Rittenhouse Lawyers: He Is No Racist; Exercised Right to Self-Defense

Brandon Bell / Getty Lawyers for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old who allegedly shot three and killed two people during a riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, this week, issued a lengthy statement Friday evening after delaying his extradition from Illinois to face trial for murder. “Kyle did nothing wrong,” attorney John Pierce of Pierce Bainbridge wrote. “He…

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Florida lawyer’s suspected killer had just left hospital, claims drug took his memory

Orlando police say Erin Hartigan’s mother was staying with and called for help after finding her daughter on the floor with someone standing over her.Hartigan’s mother told investigators that she woke up to the sound of her daughter screaming and when she opened her bedroom door and turned the light on, she saw someone turn…

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Lawyers summing up at Depp’s libel trial against UK tabloid

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer for British tabloid The Sun claimed Monday that Johnny Depp was “a hopeless addict” whose violence toward ex-wife Amber Heard was fueled by misogyny and a toxic combination of drink, drugs, jealousy and anger.Attorney Sasha Wass was summing up at Depp’s libel case against the newspaper over an article alleging…

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I fought the law and the lawyers won

JULY 22, 2020Updated 14 hours ago Bridgette Toy-Cronin Bridgette Toy-Cronin is Director of the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre and a Senior Lecturer, in the Faculty of Law Show more Legal Winston Peters’ big bill for losing his controversial privacy case shows one thing clearly: lawyers fees are so high most people can’t afford to risk…

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Zion Williamson’s lawyers doubt marketing firm’s contract in $100M legal battle

May 22, 2020 | 6:52pm WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Lawyers for New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson want a federal judge in North Carolina to rule that a marketing firm suing Williamson for $100 million never had a valid contract with the former Duke star. Prime Sports Marketing and its president, Gina Ford, sought breach-of-contract damages…

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Flynn’s lawyers ask appeals court to force dismissal of case

WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Michael Flynn are asking a federal appeals court to order the dismissal of the criminal case against the former Trump administration national security adviser.They also want the case reassigned to a different judge, saying the one now handling it overstepped his authority when he did not immediately grant the Justice Department’s…