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Christie-Appointed Lawyer: Governor Not Involved In George Washington Bridge ...
Christie-Appointed Lawyer: Governor Not Involved In George Washington Bridge ...
Christie's Lawyer: Governor Not Involved In 'Bridgegate' Plot
NEW YORK, N.Y. (CBS) — New Jersey governor Chris Christie's contention that he knew nothing of the “Bridgegate” scandal prior to its becoming public has been borne out by a ten-week investigation ordered by the governor and paid for with $1 million in ...
Miles' lawyer counters officers' claims during closing arguments
After hearing three lawyers tell a federal jury that his client was liar, a lawyer for a Homewood man claiming three police officers violated his civil rights returned the favor. “Each of them has misstated the facts,” Joel Sansone said during closing ...
Chinese Authorities Release Rights Lawyer, Keep Three Others Behind Bars
Chinese authorities on Thursday released a top rights lawyer but continued to keep three others in a detention center after they tried to campaign for the release of an inmate from a "black jail" in northeastern China, activists said. Five activists ...
In mayoral candidate's mugging, lawyer seeks separate trials for teens
The two teen girls accused of beating up a former Minneapolis mayoral candidate who was trying to recover his stolen iPhone should have separate trials, a lawyer for one girl contended Thursday. Prosecutors want to try to the two together, but in a ...
John Ambrecht of Ambrecht & Associates Wins 8th Consecutive “Super Lawyer ...
John Ambrecht of Ambrecht & Associates Wins 8th Consecutive “Super Lawyer ...
Lawyer, Too Poor To Network, Fears Homelessness
Everybody tells jobless lawyers to “network” in order to find employment. Nobody tells them how. Nobody tells them how to pay their bills while they're spending their free time crashing cocktail parties and trying not to look so desperate that it's off ...
State regulators hire outside lawyer for dispute with SEC
The North American Securities Administrators Association, or NASAA, recently tapped former SEC enforcement lawyer Tom Sporkin to help respond to an SEC proposal on small public stock offerings that the state group says defies the will of Congress, ...
Lawyer who led probe says 'not a shred of evidence' Christie knew of bridge ...
Lawyer who led probe says 'not a shred of evidence' Christie knew of bridge ...
So God Made a Trial Lawyer
America Rising PAC, the same group that caught Congressman Bruce Braley saying disparaging things about U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley and Iowa Farmers, is now out with a spoof on Paul Harvey's classic, “So God Made a Farmer.” ...
Chris Christie's lawyer: Governor not involved in BridgeGate plot
TRENTON -- Lawyers hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration said Thursday the governor was not involved in the plot to create traffic jams last fall, a conclusion that left the lead lawyer defending the integrity of his report, which ...
Lawyer wants recalled GM cars off the road
A Texas lawyer is asking a federal judge to force General Motors to tell drivers their recalled cars are not safe and to stop driving them. GM has told owners of the vehicles with flawed ignition switches that they can safely drive the cars if they ...
Cook County attorney's lawyer seeks dismissal in sexual conduct case
DULUTH -- The lawyer for embattled Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell asked a judge Thursday to dismiss a grand jury indictment charging the small county's top prosecutor with two counts of criminal sexual conduct regarding his involvement with a ...
“So God made a trial lawyer”
“So God made a trial lawyer”. Lest there be any chance you miss this today, let us note that America Rising has released a new Web ad featuring Iowa Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley making his recent remarks regarding the popular Iowa Senator ...
Exclusive: Lawyer who led Christie investigation speaks out
And yet, already -- for example, one of the other panel that's investigating him, The New Jersey legislative panel, comes out and says, "Lawyers hired and paid for by the Christie administration itself to investigate the governor's office will not be ...
'So God Made a Trial Lawyer'
Bruce Braley whose remarks earlier this week before a group of trial lawyers in Texas about Iowa farmers hit a nerve: If you help me win this race you may have someone with your background, your experience, your voice, someone who's been literally ...
(Don't) Think Like A Lawyer
I recently noticed a post by James Levy over at the Legal Skills Prof Blog about LexisNexis's new “Think Like A Lawyer” program. The program aims to help law students be more prepared to work at a firm while they are summer associates. But as Levy ...
State regulators hire outside lawyer for dispute with US SEC
The North American Securities Administrators Association, or NASAA, recently tapped former SEC enforcement lawyer Tom Sporkin to help respond to an SEC proposal on small public stock offerings that the state group says defies the will of Congress, ...
Video: God made a trial lawyer
Via Charlie Spiering, if listening to Paul Harvey wax lyrical about the wholesome grit of America's ambulance chasers doesn't bring a tear to your eye, well, mister, you're a better man than I. In fact, I like to imagine the sequel to Harvey's “God ...
Boston Bomb Suspect Was Sought as Informant, Lawyer Says
Lawyers for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving suspect and younger brother of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, cited family members in saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation propositioned Tamerlan after asking him about his Internet search activities, according to ...
Lawyer for fired aide criticizes Christie's report
Associated Press. TRENTON, N.J. — A lawyer for an aide fired by Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for ordering traffic to be blocked near the George Washington Bridge says the only credible investigation into the lane closings is being ...
GWB report a 'preemptive strike to isolate' Bridget Kelly, her lawyer says
The report by a team of lawyers hired by Governor Christie to investigate his office's role in the George Washington Bridge scandal was a “preemptive strike to isolate” a former staffer, her lawyer said today. Bridget Anne Kelly was depicted as overly ...
Perhaps we are not giving provocatively dressed lawyers enough credit
1: Eugene suggests that a lawyer's dress in court ultimately can reflect on their chances of achieving victory for their client, and therefore should not be thought of as free-form self-expression. That seems right to me. But what Judge Kopf (and most ...
Choose a lawyer wisely when considering divorce
Distraught, he wasn't sure of what to do next -- most importantly, how to handle the stressful situation at home, and how to go about looking for a lawyer who could help him through the divorce process. I reached out to famed divorce attorney Raoul ...
Bridget Kelly's lawyer responds to internal Christie report
The lawyer for Bridget Anne Kelly fired back today against allegations that largely blamed her for the George Washington Bridge lane closings, blasting a $1 million report commissioned by Gov. Chris Christie's office as containing “venomous, gratuitous ...
Lawyer For Former Christie Aide Bridget Kelly Criticizes Bridge Scandal Report
TRENTON, N.J. (CBS/AP) — A lawyer for an aide fired by Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for ordering traffic to be blocked near the George Washington Bridge says the only credible investigation into the lane closings is being conducted by the ...
You and the Law: Sense of humor needed when reading lawyer's bill
While one of the pre-requisites for becoming a lawyer isn't having a good sense of humor, if you ask Aaron Shechet and his wife, Leigh Chandler, these Los Angeles based attorneys will tell you that it should be. “Especially,” as Shechet notes, “When ...
Judge Pans Killer's Performance As Lawyer
Judge Pans Killer's Performance As Lawyer S. Salvatore Perrone, a 65-year-old garment salesman from Staten Island, stands accused of executing three Brooklyn shopkeepers in 2012. In a trial tentatively scheduled for the fall, the defendant will ...
Amber Penn-Roco Joins Galanda Broadman
The Indian lawyer deepens the already strong bench at the Washington state-based law firm, and comes from K+L Gates, Seattle's second largest law firm, where she was an associate for three years. “Amber is one of the best and brightest young Indian ...
Ray Rice arrest: NJ defense lawyer says it's 'highly unlikely' the Ravens RB ...
Ray Rice arrest: NJ defense lawyer says it's 'highly unlikely' the Ravens RB ...
Virginia Gay Marriage Ruling Usurped State's Authority, Lawyer Claims
(AP) — A federal judge who struck down Virginia's gay marriage ban usurped the state's authority to decide whether same-sex unions should be allowed, a lawyer defending the ban said Friday. David B. Oakley, an attorney for court clerks in Norfolk and ...
Lawyer: Yee taught disgraced politician about bribery, corruption
One man not surprised by Yee's arrest is lawyer Stu Hanlon. "Leland Yee was Ed's mentor," Hanlon said. "Ed was brought into the political world by Leland." Hanlon is talking about his client, disgraced former San Francisco Supervisor Ed Jew. He was ...
Sheheen's work as lawyer scrutinized as he courts women voters
Nikki Haley's re-election campaign sees hypocrisy in Democrat Sheheen's current courting of women on the domestic violence issue and the Camden lawyer's previous representation of accused abusers. “Vince Sheheen has every right to make money as a ...
Hoboken to consider waiving attorney-client privilege for city lawyer in inquiries
A new witness may soon be coming forward in the allegations that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration withheld hurricane relief money from the hard-hit city of Hoboken over a politically-connected development project. Up With Steve ...
Heh: Watch the "God Made a...Trial Lawyer?" Web Ad
Katie brought you this head-spinning clip of Rep. Bruce Braley (D-IA) pleading with fellow trial lawyers in South Texas to chip money into his U.S. Senate campaign. (Evidently he did not know his distasteful pitch was being recorded). Essentially, he ...
Vincent Sheheen's work as lawyer scrutinized as he courts women voters
Vincent Sheheen's work as lawyer scrutinized as he courts women voters. Posted by ANDREW SHAIN on March 30, 2014 Updated 12 minutes ago. 2014-03-30T13:25:39Z. Facebook Twitter Google Plus Reddit E-mail Print. State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, the ...
Frederick named woman lawyer of year
Jacqueline Frederick, center, is flanked by Angie King, left, who nominated her for the Outstanding Woman Lawyer of the Year Award, and San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Teresa Estrada Mullaney at the Women Lawyers Association luncheon held ...
New Corps of Military Lawyers Help Rape Victims
Unlike lawyers trying to win a criminal conviction against Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, Capt. Cassie L. Fowler's sole mission was to protect the woman at the center of the case — a young captain who said her commander twice forced her to perform ...
Lawyer: Kansas woman, 19, doesn't deny killing
LAWRENCE — The lawyer for a 19-year-old Kansas woman accused of killing her 52-year-old housemate says his client doesn't deny killing the man. Sarah B. Gonzales McLinn is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Harold Sasko, who was ...
Lawyer says Sarah McLinn doesn't deny killing roommate
The lawyer for a 19-year-old Kansas woman accused of killing her 52-year-old housemate says his client doesn't deny killing the man. Related. KCPL dispute in Mississippi could go... Kansas school funding solution proves... Royals sell rights to Everett ...
Lawyer: Witnesses reluctant to talk to defense about Thanksgiving shooting
Brown's lawyer, Daniel Morgan, asked for and received an order allowing him to compel several witnesses to the shooting to be deposed as part of his trial preparations. Morgan wrote that four people are refusing to voluntarily be interviewed. Other ...
New York State Bar Issues “Guidelines” on Lawyer Use of Social Media
Comment: A lawyer has an ethical obligation not to “bring or defend a proceeding, or assert or controvert an issue therein, unless there is a basis in law and fact for doing so that is not frivolous.” NYRPC 3.1(a). Frivolous conduct includes the ...
New corps of military lawyers help rape victims
FORT BRAGG, N.C. – As an Army general faced court-martial for sexual assault this month, a young military lawyer sat each day in the front row of the gallery, a few feet behind the prosecutors. Unlike lawyers trying to win a criminal conviction against ...
Jenson lawyer: Swallow, Shurtleff have info that could clear client
"Any individual who has exculpatory information, they are going to lawyer up," Taylor said at a hearing last month. In his filing last week, Taylor wrote: "[Jenson] assumes that if an evidentiary hearing was conducted, these individuals would provide ...
Italian lawyer sentenced to 20 years for ordering acid attack on girlfriend
Italian lawyer sentenced to 20 years for ordering acid attack on girlfriend. Luca Varani was jailed for 20 years after hiring two men to throw acid on the face of Lucia Annibali, his former girlfriend who discovered he had gotten another woman pregnant ...
A Sports Lawyer Explains What an NCAA Players Union Would Look Like
Glenn Wong is a lawyer and professor at the Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management at the Isenberg School of Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Stanford University Law School. There is ...
Lawyer's advice to kids with disabilities: Never be afraid of challenges
The lawyer's latest challenge comes after a cyclist crashed into him while Bernstein was walking in Central Park in 2012. The accident shattered Bernstein's hip and pelvis, and he spent 10 weeks in the hospital. Undaunted, he struggled through the 2013 ...
Bahrain jails 13 for life over protest, attack: lawyer
Among those convicted was photo journalist Ahmed Humaidan, his lawyer Fadhel al-Sawad said, adding that his client was innocent and had not been present at the scene of the attack and that he would appeal. Two more Bahrainis were given three-year jail ...
New York Islanders Sale Talks: Andrew Barroway, Philadelphia lawyer, former ...
New York Islanders Sale Talks: Andrew Barroway, Philadelphia lawyer, former ...
Ray Hutchison, bond lawyer instrumental in DART, D/FW Airport, sports arenas ...
Ray Hutchison, bond lawyer instrumental in DART, D/FW Airport, sports arenas ...