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Lawyer implies Christie knew more
A lawyer for the former official, David Wildstein, wrote a letter describing the move to shut the lanes as “the Christie administration's order” and said “evidence exists as well tying Mr. Christie to having knowledge of the lane closures, during the ...
Lawyer: Evidence contradicts Christie on Bridgegate
The letter from David Wildstein's lawyer said evidence exists suggesting the governor knew about the closures as they happened in September — which, if accurate, contradicts some statements Christie made on the matter. The letter, though, does not ...
Chris Christie bridge scandal: Wildstein's lawyer questions governor's honesty
Chris Christie's honesty Friday, saying through his lawyer that "evidence exists" the governor knew about the closure of entrance ramps to the bridge when they occurred in September. In a carefully worded letter, the attorney for David Wildstein ...
Lawyer Wants Apple to Cough Up $840 Million in E-Books Case
Apple lost its e-book antitrust trial last summer, but so far it hasn't had to write any checks as part of its punishment. Now a plaintiff's lawyer wants to deliver a bill: He says Apple should pay $840 million in damages. Steven Berman, an attorney ...
Lawyer: NJ Probe of Christie Office Can Proceed
Reid Schar, the lawyer for the joint legislative committee, said he discussed the parallel investigations with officials from the U.S. Attorney's Office on Friday. Schar said Saturday he's comfortable the state investigation can continue. Both entities ...
Court boots Rangel's lawyer over bar rule
Rep. Charles Rangel's attorney was barred from appealing his client's congressional censure because he's not a member of the bar where he filed the court papers. The Washington, DC, circuit of the US Court of Appeals rejected lawyer Jay Goldberg's ...
A Jackson lawyer's European princess
With the names of some of our West Tennessee towns — Paris, Moscow and Milan — a few of our early lawyers could have claimed European ties! Three names quickly come to mind. Howell Jackson was originally from Paris, and many recall him as our only ...
Apple Meets Its Worst Nightmare: Federally Appointed Antitrust Lawyer Hell ...
Apple Meets Its Worst Nightmare: Federally Appointed Antitrust Lawyer Hell ...
Del Mar resident Joseph P. Potocki named '2014 California Super Lawyer'
Del Mar resident Joseph P. Potocki named '2014 California Super Lawyer'. Del Mar resident Joseph P. Potocki, of the law firm of Balestreri Potocki & Holmes, has been selected to the 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list in the field of ...
7 Steps To Choosing The Right Divorce Lawyer
In my divorce coach practice, I've heard too many stories of time and money wasted as clients go through lawyer after lawyer trying to find the right one. And yet, finding the right divorce lawyer is key to what could be a faster, less-expensive ...
Getting to know Tampa lawyer TJ Grimaldi with this week's "10 questions"
TAMPA, Fla - Are you ever curious about the real lives of politicians, celebrities, local newsmakers and athletes? Each week, ABC Action News asks 10 questions of a Bay area leader, politician or even national celebrity. After all sometimes, we want ...
Woody Allen's Lawyer: "Story Engineered By a Vengeful Lover"
Today Woody Allen's lawyer and publicist released separate statements responding to his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow's claims of sexual abuse. The statements — which, in a sure coincidence, were sent out as the world mourned Philip Seymour Hoffman ...
Ask SCORE: How do you choose the right lawyer
To find a lawyer to handle your particular need, contact the Virginia State Bar's Virginia Lawyer Referral Service toll free at (800) 552-7977 or, in the Richmond area, at (804) 775-0808. Your call will be answered by a staff member who will take your ...
'Lawyer up' online to cut high legal costs
When Jim Angelopoulos opened his first restaurant 10 years ago, he hired a lawyer to help him incorporate. When he later decided to trademark the name with an eye toward expansion, he used a different route: a website called LegalForce. “The cost ...
Lawsuit: Syracuse lawyer Ronald Pelligra died because two defibrillators ...
Lawsuit: Syracuse lawyer Ronald Pelligra died because two defibrillators ...
Lawyer releases book by Birdman of Alcatraz
Manuscripts written by the Birdman of Alcatraz are being published, and may hit the screen, after two decades of effort by a Springfield lawyer, The Springfield News-Leader reports. Lawyer Dudley Martin represented Robert Stroud, the prisoner portrayed ...
Christie's Office Attacks Claims of Former Ally's Lawyer
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration has attacked the motives of a former ally whose attorney claims the GOP presidential hopeful knew of highly disruptive lane closures on a New York area bridge as they were going on, contrary to the ...
Georgia Lawyer's Local Super Bowl Ad Is Batshit Amazing
During the first local commercial break of last night's Super Bowl broadcast, residents of Savannah, Ga., were treated to something truly incredible. Personal injury lawyer Jamie Casino bought the entire two-minute block of local advertising and aired ...
For First Time in California, Undocumented Immigrant Sworn in as Lawyer
The first undocumented immigrant allowed to practice law in California was sworn in at the capitol Saturday. “The American dream is still alive and well and you can still make a reality of it if you work hard for it,” said Sergio Garcia. Garcia came to ...
Ex-Plainfield officer seeks new lawyer following sex assault conviction
NEW BRUNSWICK — A former Plainfield police sergeant who was convicted of falsely charging a woman and threatening her with a jail sentence to coerce her into a sexual assault told a Superior Court judge today that he now wants a new lawyer. Samuel ...
Christie campaign among those granted temporary subpoena extension, lawyer ...
Christie campaign among those granted temporary subpoena extension, lawyer ...
Lawyer Told to Repay $46M for Exploiting the Dying
A lawyer must repay $46 million to companies that lost money in a scheme that exploited dying people, a federal judge said Monday. Joseph Caramadre and his ex-employee, Raymour Radhakrishnan, paid terminally ill people cash, passing it off as charity, ...
This Georgia lawyer's local ad is what all Super Bowl ads should be like
These are the things it takes to create a memorable Super Bowl ad, something that Georgia-based personal injury lawyer Jamie Casino inherently knows, and something that large ad agencies might attempt but ultimately fail to replicate during next year's ...
Georgia Lawyer Turns Local Super Bowl Ad Into Revenge Fantasy
Georgia attorney Jamie Casino went full Michael Bay with an explosive, action-packed local commercial during the Super Bowl last night. Rather than the usual "I'll be there for you" injury lawyer spiel, Casino presented the citizens of Savannah with a ...
This Georgia Lawyer Had The Most Epic Super Bowl Commercial Of The Night
Personal injury lawyer Jamie Casino's two-minute epic only aired locally, but now it's getting attention nationwide. It tells the tale of Casino, who ditched his job as a "notorious criminal defense lawyer" in favor of helping "innocent victims who ...
Lawyer from crazy Super Bowl commercial is from Bristol
The ad featured Casino in a revenge narrative as he tells the story of his little brother Michael's murder on Labor Day 2012, prompting Casino to switch from a criminal defense attorney to a personal injury lawyer and advocate for his brother's murder ...
Personal Injury Lawyer Airs Unbelievably Epic Commercial During Super Bowl
This isn't your grandmother's personal injury lawyer... but it could be! Is your grandmother in Georgia? Meet Jamie Casino, a personal injury lawyer and metal fan from Georgia who purchased a two-minute block of local advertising during the Super Bowl ...
The Most Surprising Super Bowl Ad Is One Most People Never Saw
“At some point a man must ask why God created him,” Savannah attorney Jamie Casino booms in the two-minute spot, in which he says he became a personal injury lawyer after his brother Michael was shot on Labor Day in 2012. With hard rock music in the ...
Georgia Lawyer Brings the Metal to Eye-Catching Local Super Bowl Commercial
Many would say last night's Super Bowl was a thrashing. However, no play executed on that field compares to the beatdown that personal injury lawyer Jamie Casino will inflict in a court of law. The Georgia-based attorney bought out a full two minutes ...
Woody Allen's lawyer blames 'vengeful lover' for child molestation controversy
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Renewed accusations that Woody Allen molested an adopted daughter two decades ago were "engineered by a vengeful lover," the filmmaker's lawyer told CNN on Monday. The allegations were "fully vetted and rejected by ...
Savannah lawyer Jamie Casino's Super Bowl ad goes viral
Personal injury lawyer Jamie Casino has always had a flair for the dramatic in his ubiquitous TV commercials, but a flashy 2-minute Super Bowl ad underscored by thundering heavy metal music, a flaming sledgehammer and ripped-from-the-headlines story ...
Car Wreck Lawyer's Super Bowl TV Ad Explodes on the Internet
“Jamie Casino” sounds like a Hollywood action star's name, but he's a real-life personal injury lawyer in Savannah, Ga., whose bombastic, cinematic, and just-plain-nuts Super Bowl ad has rocketed him to prominence. The unusually long two-minute ...
Divorce lawyer gets 2 years in tax evasion, eavesdropping
A veteran East Bay divorce lawyer who admitted planting a listening device in the car of a client's ex-husband was sentenced to two years in federal prison Monday for tax evasion and illegal eavesdropping. Mary Nolan, 62, pleaded guilty in September to ...
Lawyer's struggle ends in triumph
In 2011, Sergio Garcia's ex-farmworker parents in the Butte County community of Durham held a lavish party for the new lawyer in town. Garcia, a graduate of Cal Northern School of Law in Chico, had just passed the state bar exam. His parents rented a ...
NJ state trooper on Christie's security detail denies shoplifting charges ...
NJ state trooper on Christie's security detail denies shoplifting charges ...
This Lawyer Says Beer-Delivery Drone Should Be Free To Fly
A Washington, D.C. lawyer, though, doesn't think the FAA has the right to down drones like Lakemaid's. Brendan Schulman is currently waging a legal battle against the FAA in Virginia on behalf of his client, Raphael Pirker, who was fined $10,000 in ...
Jamie Casino, Lawyer From Super Bowl Personal Injury Ad, Speaks Out On ...
Jamie Casino, Lawyer From Super Bowl Personal Injury Ad, Speaks Out On ...
Woody Allen lawyer: Dylan Farrow's molestation memories were 'implanted'
As allegations of child molestation against Woody Allen have resurfaced from his daughter Dylan Farrow, the famed director's lawyer lobbed that the 28-year-old woman's recount — published in an open letter to The New York Times — is the result of ...
Judge rebukes Obama's NSA lawyer
Judge rebukes Obama's NSA lawyer. Another setback for Justice's defense of massive spying program. Published: 22 hours ago. author-image Garth Kant About | Email | Archive. Garth Kant is WND Washington news editor. Previously, he spent five years ...
TODAY's Takeaway: Zuckerberg talks Facebook at 10, Woody Allen's lawyer ...
TODAY's Takeaway: Zuckerberg talks Facebook at 10, Woody Allen's lawyer ...
Lawyer: Dylan Farrow 'a pawn' in fight between Woody Allen and Mia Farrow
(CNN) -- Dylan Farrow may have believed she was telling the truth when she accused Woody Allen of molesting her as a child, but she is acting on false memories implanted by Mia Farrow, Allen's lawyer said Tuesday. "I think that it is a continuation of ...
Lawyer's Local-Market Super Bowl Spot Is An On-Fire Smash
It only played in the TV market near Savannah, Ga. – but an attorney's commercial that's being called "epic" and "amazing" has racked up more than 2.7 million hits on YouTube. Personal injury lawyer Jamie Casino bought a full two minutes for the ad ...
NATO activist was drunk when discussing terrorism: lawyer
A lawyer for one of three out-of-town men facing terrorism charges for allegedly conspiring to create havoc at the 2012 NATO conference, argued in court Tuesday that his beer-swilling client may have been drunk on the idea of revolution. But when it ...
Salvatore Avena, Camden lawyer once tried for mob ties
Salvatore J. Avena, 87, of Cinnaminson, the Camden lawyer whose association with ex-Philadelphia mob boss John Stanfa led to his own indictment - and acquittal - on racketeering charges, died Monday, Feb. 3. Edwin Jacobs Jr., an Atlantic County ...
Salvatore Avena, Camden lawyer who defended the mob
Salvatore J. Avena, 87, of Cinnaminson, the Camden lawyer whose association with ex-Philadelphia mob boss John Stanfa led to his own indictment - and acquittal - on racketeering charges, died Monday, Feb. 3. Edwin Jacobs Jr., an Atlantic County ...
Salvatore J. Avena, 87, branded as a mob lawyer
SALVATORE J. Avena, a highly regarded South Jersey lawyer for 63 years, specializing in personal injury and criminal cases and as a counselor to police organizations, could not shake his identification in the press as a "mob lawyer." "It's unfair ...
DUI Lawyer Slammed for 'Willful Disobedience'
Darryl Genis, Santa Barbara's most famously and flamboyantly combative defense attorney, had his right to practice law suspended for a 90-day period by the California Bar Association, had his professional license placed on probation for two years, and ...
Lawyer used dog tracker in violent abuse campaign against ex: lawsuit
Lawyer used dog tracker in violent abuse campaign against ex: lawsuit. By Jamie Schram. February 5, 2014 | 11:22am. Modal Trigger. Samir Tabar allegedly unleashed a three-year reign of terror on his ex-girlfriend, Angela Kovalesky. Photo: LinkedIn ...
Bob Ervin, a "lawyer's lawyer," dies at 97
Celebrated Tallahassee attorney Robert Ervin, widely praised as a “lawyer's lawyer,” died early Wednesday morning. Ervin, who last month celebrated his 97th birthday, died shortly after 8 a.m. at his home on North Ride following a brief illness. Ervin ...
Waterville lawyer suspended from practice for six months
“Family law cases are the most challenging for lawyers,” DeTroy said. “That was a case, for a number of reasons, where he just sort of got knocked off balance and couldn't get back on balance. He's basically a good, solid lawyer who basically got in a ...