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Lawyer: Upskirt Subway Photos Are Free Speech
Robertson's lawyer, who is a woman, :(, argued that it doesn't count because you couldn't even see anything (the target wore underwear) and the Peeping Tom laws used to arrest him violate his First Amendment Rights. “For example, say a woman is breast ...
Wash., Colo. courts weigh lawyer pot use, advice
The justices on Wednesday are taking up an emergency proposal to change the state's ethics rules for lawyers to make clear that attorneys complying with state law won't get in trouble for giving pot-related legal advice -- or for smoking up themselves ...
Pennsylvania voters pick GOP lawyer for appeals court seat
The GOP's Vic Stabile, a corporate lawyer in Harrisburg, defeated Allegheny County Judge Jack McVay Jr., the Democratic nominee, for the Superior Court spot with nearly 52 percent of the vote, according to unofficial returns Tuesday. Rob Gleason, the ...
Vijay Singh lawyer says PGA Tour is exempting golfers from drug testing
Vijay Singh's lawyer, Peter Ginsburg, brought up an interesting case in court in October against the PGA Tour when trying to settle the suit Singh brought against the PGA Tour for his (allegedly) mishandled deer antler spray case. According to Golf ...
Leatrice Brewer's lawyer: Don't give estate money to dad of kids she killed
LI crime and police reports. A lawyer for a New Cassel mother who admitted drowning her three children says she's seeking money from their estates so she can block the father who abandoned two of them from getting it. Leatrice Brewer got a respite from ...
Disgraced ex-journalist's bid for lawyer license stumbles in California ...
Disgraced ex-journalist's bid for lawyer license stumbles in California ...
Lawyer in NY Silk Road Case: Feds Have Wrong Man
Ross William Ulbricht is "not that person," the lawyer, Josh Dratel, told reporters following his client's first court appearance in New York City. "He's a regular person, a loyal friend ... someone who has never been in trouble," Dratel added. "We're ...
Lawyer Says PGA Tour Discriminated Against Vijay Singh
While the PGA Tour and lawyers for Vijay Singh await a ruling on whether the New York Supreme Court's Commercial Division will grant the circuit's motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the Fijian, the recently-released transcript from initial arguments ...
Wife masterminded PTA drug-planting scheme, husband's lawyer says
The wife of an Irvine man accused of plotting against a PTA volunteer at their son's school and having her arrested masterminded the scheme, his attorney said Wednesday in closing arguments. Kent Wycliffe Easter, 40, is accused of felony false ...
A courageous Chinese lawyer urges his country to follow its own laws
HONG KONG — This week, while most China watchers focus on leaders gathering for a closed-door meeting to set economic policy, Teng Biao says he won't be paying much attention. “We human rights lawyers are more focused on civil society,” Teng told ...
Roger Goodell picks lawyer Ted Wells to lead Dolphins investigation
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has appointed Ted Wells, a prominent New York-based criminal lawyer, to direct an independent investigation into issues of workplace conduct involving the Miami Dolphins. Wells will prepare a report for Goodell that will ...
Teenager's Lawyer Blames Pothole for Crash
There has been plenty of finger-pointing in the case of a teenage driver who struck a 4-year-old girl, killing her and injuring her grandmother in June while speeding away from the police on the Upper West Side. Now the boy's lawyer is blaming a ...
Lawyer for Ousted Stop-Frisk Judge Fights Order
A lawyer for a federal judge removed from court cases challenging the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk policy asked a three-judge appeals panel Wednesday to reconsider its order, saying the judges had offended due process by ousting her ...
Lawyer Says Alleged 'Silk Road' Mastermind Is Innocent
A lawyer for the alleged mastermind of an online drug bazaar called "Silk Road" said federal authorities had arrested the wrong man and his client is not guilty of a range of criminal charges that include conspiracy to traffic in narcotics, hack ...
Lawyer offering $1000 not to go to law school
Willens, who also teaches at his alma mater, Loyola University Chicago's law school, isn't opposed to legal education, though he acknowledges some law schools are "pumping out more lawyers than there are lawyer jobs." Instead, he said he wants to steer ...
Wife planned drug scheme against PTA volunteer, husband's lawyer says
Wife planned drug scheme against PTA volunteer, husband's lawyer says. Prosecutors say the Irvine father knew about his wife's plans to frame the woman by planting drugs in her car. print. Comments. 4 ...
Kennebunk Zumba prostitute has no plans for tell-all book, lawyer says
PORTLAND, Maine — The former Kennebunk fitness instructor who secretly helped run a prostitution business out of her Zumba studio has no plans for a get-rich-quick tell-all book, her lawyer said. Alexis Wright, who is due to be released Nov. 23 after ...
Police Found Blunkett Voicemails in News Corp. Lawyer's Safe
Recordings of voice mails left by former Home Secretary David Blunkett on the phone of a woman he was having an affair with were discovered in the safe of News Corp. (NWSA)'s U.K. lawyer. Police found the tapes and a draft News of the World article ...
Chicago Lawyer Offers Students $1000 to Not Go to Law School
A Chicago personal injury attorney is offering students a $1,000 scholarship to pursue an education in any field but law. “It only makes sense where, I'm a lawyer, so therefore I should be giving a legal scholarship, right?” Matthew Willens said. “I ...
A-list lawyer digs into Dolphins' bullying controversy
The lawyer tapped by the NFL to investigate the racially charged Miami Dolphins bullying uproar is on familiar turf: He's a former high-school football star, a civil rights activist and a go-to litigator with a long list of powerful clients and high ...
Ex-Twins exec, professor suspended as lawyer for exposure
A former William Mitchell College of Law adjunct professor has been barred from practicing law for at least 90 days for sexually harassing a student he was advising. Clark Calvin Griffith, 70, was fined and sentenced to probation last year in Ramsey ...
Cowboys want lawyer to pay $200000 in Super Bowl lawsuit expenses
When last we heard from lawyer Michael Avenatti, he suggested that the Cowboys use their $25,025 reimbursement for expenses incurred in connection with the Super Bowl ticket lawsuit to hire a new General Manager. If the Cowboys have their way, they'll ...
Jonathan Martin hires successful sports lawyer to represent him
According to Fox Sports, Martin and his family have hired David Cornwell to advise and represent the family during the NFL's investigation into his bullying claims, and the hostile workplace environment the Dolphins allegedly fostered that contributed ...
Report: Jonathan Martin hires high-profile sports lawyer
If the situation involving Jonathan Martin, Richie Incognito and the Dolphins turns into a legal battle, Martin is ready. Martin hired sports attorney David Cornwell on Thursday, according FoxSports.com. Cornwell will advise and represent Martin going ...
Feds: Lawyer helped clients claim $16 million in false tax credits
A Chicago attorney specializing in tax law has been barred from preparing most tax returns for anyone other than he and his family, following allegations that he helped customers — including former Bear Kyle Orton and other NFL players — falsely ...
Lawyer: Martin was fed up with harassment, threats against family
Yet another development in the Jonathan Martin/Richie Incognito brouhaha: A lawyer for Martin accused an unnamed Miami Dolphins teammate of threatening to sexually assault Martin's sister. The lawyer, David Cornwell, made the claim in a statement ...
Jonathan Martin's lawyer: Harassment went way too far
Cornwell is a lawyer who has represented the NFL and several prominent players, including Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. He was a candidate in 2009 to become executive director of the NFL Players Association, a job that went to ...
Jonathan Martin's lawyer details alleged harassment
Jonathan Martin's representative, sports attorney David Cornwell, released a statement Thursday night that alleged multiple unnamed Dolphins players of harassment, physical violence and constant vulgar comments. "There was a lot of frustration from ...
Alec Baldwin's alleged stalker wanted to 'conceive a mini-Baldwin,' lawyer says
Baldwin is expected to testify next week against actress Genevieve Sabourin, whose lawyer says she was merely trying to get answers after the actor lost interest in her. But prosecutors say Baldwin was alarmed by a campaign of calls, text messages ...
Who Is The Best Divorce Lawyer Around?
Shouldn't there be a corresponding list highlighting the lawyers who successfully staved off money-grabbing lawyers and limited their clients to modest payouts? Unfortunately, a good divorce defense lawyer is one who keeps the case out of the news, ...
Bankruptcy was unavoidable, Detroit lawyer tells court
DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit tried in good faith to negotiate an out-of-court settlement with creditors before declaring bankruptcy on July 18, even though it suspected that default was unavoidable, a lawyer for the city told a court on Friday. "I think ...
Chicago Lawyer Offering Grad Students $1000 To Go Into Literally Anything Else ...
Chicago Lawyer Offering Grad Students $1000 To Go Into Literally Anything Else ...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's lawyer says mayor is 'considering' entering rehab
TORONTO – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's lawyer says the mayor is "considering" rehab, but says "it's best we hear from his lips." Dennis Morris tells The Associated Press on Friday that Ford is "considering his options," including treatment. Morris says ...
Lawyer: Martin left because of persistent bullying, not lack of toughness
All of this and more -- stretched out over a season and a half -- proved too much for Jonathan Martin to bear, which is why he left the Miami Dolphins last week, his lawyer said. "Jonathan endured harassment that went far beyond the traditional locker ...
Mayor Rob Ford considering help, including rehab, lawyer says
His lawyer suggested Friday that Ford hasn't completely ruled out rehab. The mayor is considering his options and treatment is one of them, Dennis Morris said, though he cautioned that Ford can be unpredictable. The embattled 44-year-old mayor looked ...
Union Pacific lawyer faces trial on misconduct accusations
An in-house senior trial lawyer at Union Pacific Railroad's extensive operations in Roseville is facing serious misconduct accusations that an appellate court has said must be presented to a jury. Brian Wayne Plummer acted as the lawyer for both the ...
Tom Cruise's Lawyer: Statements Comparing Stardom to War a 'Distortion'
The star's high-powered attorney, Bert Fields, is taking issue with details from a deposition that was made public this week, in which a lawyer for the publisher says Cruise likened his career to being a combat soldier. "The assertions that Tom Cruise ...
Man charged with threatening lawyer
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Lawyer, 2 Police Killed in Libya
Lawyer, 2 Police Killed in Libya. TRIPOLI, Libya November 9, 2013 (AP). By ESAM MOHAMED. Associated Press. Gunmen shot dead two policemen in Libya's second city and a state attorney was killed when a bomb blew up his car in an Islamist militant ...
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford 'considering' rehab, his lawyer says
Embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is "considering" rehab, a lawyer for the politician said Friday, but, he added, "It's best we hear from his lips." The development comes a day after a new video showing Ford threatening to kill someone was published ...
Toronto mayor Rob Ford considering rehab, says lawyer
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's lawyer, in the first indication that the mayor might bow to heavy pressure to seek help, says Ford is considering entering a rehabilitation program after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine and a video surfaced of him ranting ...
Nevadan at Work: Lawyer made decision to teach
Hamilton is a lawyer, but instead of the daily grind of client meetings, trials and legal briefs, he chose academia. “The question for me was, 'Am I going to be a political guy or and academic?' ” Hamilton said. “It was really the teaching of high ...
Lawyer For NFL Players Sidelined Permanently....True Chicago Style?
At least that's one conclusion to draw from several recent court battles involving tax lawyers and tax scams. Take tax lawyer Gary J. Stern, tax lawyer to some celebs, including the Bears Quarterback Kyle Orton. In fact, if you have a big income ...
Toronto mayor Rob Ford considering rehab, says lawyer (+video)
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's lawyer, in the first indication that the mayor might bow to heavy pressure to seek help, says Ford is considering entering a rehabilitation program after he admitted to smoking crack cocaine and a video surfaced of him ranting ...
SAY WHAT?! Lawyer For Man Who Shot Renisha McBride Says It Was “Justified ...
SAY WHAT?! Lawyer For Man Who Shot Renisha McBride Says It Was “Justified ...
Phila. lawyer tells how Ecuador case against Chevron unraveled
Philadelphia lawyer Joseph Kohn spent more than four hours on the witness chair in a New York courtroom last week, publicly describing for the first time his role in a long-running pollution lawsuit holding Chevron Corp. responsible for oil ...
Chechen Leader Affirms Support For Budanov Murder Case Lawyer
Chechen Republic head Ramzan Kadyrov has publicly challenged the Investigative Committee's rationale for opening two criminal cases against Murad Musayev, the young Chechen lawyer who defended the Chechen accused in the murder in June 2011 of ...
The Pulse: Lawyer pushes for Fla. law to penalize parents of cyberbullies
O'Mara, the Florida trial lawyer who successfully defended George Zimmerman, is advocating criminal penalties for the parents of cyberbullies. The case that spurred his interest will certainly generate support for his initiative, but I'm not ...
Lawyer named trustee for Hattiesburg hospital
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Amy Arrington has been appointed to a seat on the board of trustees for Forrest General Hospital. WDAM reports ( (link) 1bVgm0X ) the appointment was made by the county Board of Supervisors. Arrington will serve out the ...
Letters: A liar as a lawyer?
Ever since I was admitted to the state bar and started practicing in 1979, I have had to put up with a lot of lawyer jokes and animosity. Let's face it: Our reputation is somewhere between tow-truck drivers and used-car salesmen. I have always held ...