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Business Digest: Bill Killian joins Chambliss law firm
Former U.S. Attorney William "Bill" C. Killian has joined the Chattanooga law firm of Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C. Killian will concentrate his practice on regulatory investigations, white collar criminal defense and governmental law. Killian has ...

Rochester murder case may hinge on the phrase 'duty to retreat'
Several criminal defense attorneys said it could be a difficult defense for Weiss, who has told police that he fired his gun because he felt his life was in danger. Moments before he was fatally shot, the victim, 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim, said that ...

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Raja's defense files motion to dismiss under Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' law
The former police officer charged with killing his brother, Corey Jones, is trying to get a judge to dismiss the charges more than two years after shooting. According to the motion filed late Thursday, Raja's attorney's claim this was a “classic case ...

Advocates Skeptical Of Campaign To Upend Oregon's Jury Law
Criminal defense attorneys say that gives prosecutors more power in messy legal cases. “They're basically saying they want to get rid of non-unanimous juries, but we're only going to do that if we also can either get rid of or change the language with ...

Big Law Doubles Down on White-Collar, Investigations Practices
Mark Filip, a Kirkland & Ellis partner in Chicago and Washington, D.C., who previously served as second-in-command at the U.S. Department of Justice, wears multiple leadership hats at his 2,000-plus lawyer firm, which has 60 partners and 30 other ...

Panel works to clarify La.'s criminal code
... though not part of our task, it has become pretty clear that the back-end calculations are so confusing you need an expert to figure it out,” Claitor said. “Even I can't make sense of it, all these different things, and I deal with this every day ...

Panel works to clarify La.'s criminal code - Houma Today
BATON ROUGE -- Members of a task force charged with simplifying Louisiana's criminal code can't seem to agree on what to do. Nevertheless, next week they will be recommending to the Legislature how to go about classifying crimes. Prosecutors say the ...

9/11 attorneys say they can't defend clients without questioning CIA about torture
Letting defense attorneys investigate could endanger “sources and methods that relate to the kinds of things that brought the towers down,” the general warned the judge on Jan. 10, without elaboration. “A general in the United States Army just told you ...

Testimony winds down in legal malpractice trial
David Dutton, a former Black Hawk County Attorney in the 1970s who has been practicing criminal defense and civil law for decades, testified as an expert in Metcalf's defense. “James Metcalf met and exceeded the standard of care in the defense of Mr ...

Defense lawyers to cover all criminal cases in China
BEIJING, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- China will expand a pilot project nationwide this year to ensure all criminal cases to have defense lawyers, said a report on Friday's China Daily. The project will assign criminal defense lawyers to represent defendants in ...


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