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Lawyer for Jameis Winston reportedly says accuser's lawyer asked for $7 million
Did a lawyer for Jameis Winston's accuser ask for $7 milliion to never talk about the case again? Per TMZ, that's what David Cornwell, a lawyer for Jameis Winston, told the school. Cornwell tweeted Tuesday that he would be advising Winston to cooperate ...
Tony Stewart lawyer: Accident reconstruction key
On Wednesday morning, a prominent accident reconstruction expert from a Chicago suburb laid out for an Ontario County (N.Y.) grand jury what he determined had preceded the death of Kevin Ward Jr. The consultant, Gary Wayne Cooper, had dissected ...
Fort Carson Murder Suspect Wasn't At Victims' Home, Lawyer Says
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) - Lawyers for Macyo January, the teenager charged in last year's murder of a Fort Carson soldier and his wife, told the court today their client wasn't even at the victims' home when they died. Prosecutors say January was ...
Lawyer sues New Haven over gun arrest at theater
(AP) - A lawyer has sued New Haven and Police Chief Dean Esserman over his arrest two years ago for bringing a gun to a movie theater. Immigration attorney Sung-Ho Hwang claims that the city, Esserman and four officers violated his state constitutional ...
Jameis Winston lawyer says rape accuser tried to extort $7M
According to the letter - obtained by TMZ - the alleged victim's lawyer, Patricia Carroll, demanded $7 MIL to settle her client's claims against FSU and Winston, telling Cornwell, "If we settle, you will never hear from my client or me again - in the ...
Islamic State Terrorists Publicly Execute Female Lawyer After Trying Her in ...
Islamic State Terrorists Publicly Execute Female Lawyer After Trying Her in ...
Family to Accept GM Ignition-Switch Compensation, Lawyer Says
The family of at least one victim killed in a General Motors Co vehicle with a faulty ignition switch will accept an offer from a program set up to provide compensation for crash injuries and deaths, a lawyer for the family said on Thursday. The lawyer ...
NYPD Beat Pregnant Woman's Belly With Baton, Lawyer Says
The lawyer of a pregnant woman who appears to be slammed into the ground by NYPD officers in a recently released video now says officers also beat the woman's belly with a baton. Sandra Amezquita, 44, allegedly tried to intervene in the arrest of her ...
Obama Bids 'Bittersweet' Farewell to Eric Holder, 'The People's Lawyer'
Hours after the news broke that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will resign from his position, President Barack Obama bid farewell to the top lawyer in a press announcement at the White House. “Bobby Kennedy once said, 'On this generation of ...
Lawyer for Hacking Suspect Say No Disqualification
Lawyers for a Russian man charged with hacking into business across the U.S. filed new motions in federal court insisting that they don't have a conflict of interest and should remain on the job. They also told a federal judge that the U.S. Bureau of ...
Seymour lawyer guilty on all counts
Two secretly recorded conversations and his testimony on the witness stand convinced a federal jury Thursday to convict the Seymour lawyer on charges of conspiring to commit money laundering and attempted money laundering, said the foreman of the ...
Islamic State executes female human rights lawyer by firing squad after ...
Islamic State executes female human rights lawyer by firing squad after ...
2nd Driver's Lawyer: Bus Accident Caused By Malfunction
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Three days after a bus ended up shattered on Evergreen Road, accident investigators were at the Port Authority garage going over the crash with a fine tooth comb. “We continue to look at the bus, we are trying to follow through ...
Grace: He was due to be a lawyer in 24 hours; then his phone rang and ...
Grace: He was due to be a lawyer in 24 hours; then his phone rang and ...
Lawyer: Trooper in shooting may have PTSD
COLUMBIA, SC A former South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper facing criminal charges in connection with shooting a driver in the Columbia area may have had post-traumatic stress disorder syndrome from a prior shooting incident, a Columbia lawyer said ...
Wall Street Lawyer Arrested for Talking to Occupy Wall Street Protester: Lawsuit
Stephen Kass, a 73-year-old lawyer and grandfather of seven, was walking to his cello lesson one day last September when cops arrested him. The charge? Talking to an Occupy Wall Street Protester, a new federal lawsuit alleges. Kass, an environmental ...
Boyfriend in Bali Murder Case 'Did Not Confess,' Says Lawyer
The attorney for the man who Bali police claim confessed to the murder of Chicago socialite Sheila von Wiese-Mack – whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase at an upscale resort on the island – insists his client never told authorities he ...
Oklahoma “gun lawyer” ordered to spend 15 weekends in jail for tax offense
Friesen describes himself online as “Your Gun Lawyer.” He has been involved in high-profile shooting cases. Friesen was charged in March in Oklahoma City federal court with three misdemeanor tax offenses. He pleaded guilty in April. U.S. Magistrate ...
Goodman team wants no mention of lawyer's refusal for blood draw
Jurors in John Goodman's upcoming DUI manslaughter retrial shouldn't hear anything about a lawyer's initial refusal to let Goodman's blood be drawn after the 2010 crash that killed Scott Wilson, according to Goodman's lawyers. The request from Goodman ...
Lawyer: Trooper Almost Took My Client's Life
New York, NY (WLTX) - The lawyer for an unarmed man shot by a South Carolina state trooper says his client is trying to come to grips which the shooting. Todd Rutherford spoke Friday morning on behalf of 35-year-old Levar Jones, the man wounded in the ...
Holder to Ban Use of 'Bad Lawyer' Waivers in Plea Agreements
A criminal defendant who seeks to challenge a conviction because of bad legal counsel has to show that the lawyer's performance was so miserable that the outcome of the case likely would have been different had it been better. The bar is almost ...
Lawyer: Trooper almost took my client's life
NEW YORK, NY (WLTX) - The lawyer for an unarmed man shot by a South Carolina state trooper says his client is trying to come to grips which what happened. Todd Rutherford spoke Friday morning on "CBS This Morning" on behalf of 35-year-old Levar ...
Judge sets Oct. 10 hearing in lawyer's contempt case
A Bibb County judge has set an Oct. 10 hearing on whether to hold lawyer Veronica Brinson in contempt of court. Last week, Judge Howard Simms removed Brinson as defense lawyer for murder suspect Frank Reeves. Simms wrote that Brinson had not ...
NFL Player Was Accused of Rape on Saturday, Played Sunday: Lawyer
A lawyer representing women who claim to have been be victims of abuse at the hands of one NFL player added allegations against another, this time for rape, according to a statement released Friday. Gloria Allred, an attorney who specializes in women's ...
LA firefighter's lawyer asks jurors to acquit client in assault case
The attorney for a Los Angeles City firefighter accused of assaulting a woman feeding stray cats told jurors on Friday that his client only began throwing punches at the victim after she kicked his elderly mother. Surveillance video captured last year ...
Nanuet woman gets prison for drunk driving lawyer death
Her sentence was upped after discussions between the judge, her lawyer and the prosecutor, according to Westchester District Attorney's Office. Driving with a blood-alcohol level of .12 — more than the .08 legal limit — Sergio killed 55-year-old John ...
Deposition of EDC lawyer in 38 Studios suit turns contentious
The dispute this week comes over the deposition of Benjamin G. Ledsham, a lawyer with Wistow, Barylick, Sheehan & Loveley, who was designated to answer questions on behalf of the R.I. Economic Development Corporation (now the R.I. Commerce ...
Lawyer: Court committee named to investigate Fuller
ATLANTA — A committee has been appointed to handle a court investigation of an Alabama federal judge accused of hitting his wife during a fight in an Atlanta hotel room, the judge's lawyer said Friday. The five-judge committee looking into possible ...
Godfrey's lawyer wants Branstad's lawyers off case
LaMarca said in a statement Friday that he and state lawyers have believed all along there's no conflict “and nothing has happened to change that.” District Chief Judge Arthur Gamble will ultimately rule on the motion to disqualify. The Iowa Supreme ...
Lawyer embezzles $9 million to buy collectibles, is disbarred
A New York lawyer stole $9 million from a Texas company so he could buy comic books and sports memorabilia — including a first-edition Batman worth $900,000 and a baseball helmet signed by Pete Rose, according to court papers and reports. Fordham ...
Ex-Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. receives new lawyer at taxpayer ...
Ex-Brooklyn Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. receives new lawyer at taxpayer ...
George Clooney marries human rights lawyer in Venice
There were no signs of his bride, human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, who was last seen publicly on Friday riding a water-taxi down the Grand Canal with Clooney's arm resting comfortably around her. The bride, wearing a bold black-and-white striped ...
Crusade against terrorism ends in victory for Dallas lawyer
There are a dozen more cases pending in federal courts in which families of terror attack victims are seeking huge monetary awards from international financial institutions from Scotland to China to Saudi Arabia. The lawyers in those cases closely ...
Actor George Clooney marries human rights lawyer in Venice
VENICE, Italy — George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. A smiling Clooney traveled up the spectacular Grand Canal to his wedding ...
County gets slight refund of lawyer fees
NATCHEZ — Angered that lawyers working for bankrupt Natchez Regional Medical Center were paid ahead of other creditors and employee benefits, Adams County Supervisors apparently demanded a slight refund. Natchez bankruptcy attorney Jack ...
Two Mullin, Hoard and Brown attorneys named to Texas Super Lawyer list
David Langston and Latrelle Joy — both attorneys with Lubbock's office of Mullin, Hoard and Brown — have been named to the 2014 Texas Super Lawyer list by Texas Monthly. Langston specializes in bankruptcy law, business law, banking, commercial ...
George Clooney marries human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice
VENICE, ITALY – George Clooney and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin were married Saturday in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy, the actor's representative said. Clooney's long-time representative Stan Rosenfield announced the news in a single ...
Victim's Lawyer Speaks About State Trooper Shooting
Transcript for Victim's Lawyer Speaks About State Trooper Shooting. I was having a good morning. Now to new developments surround a -- cam video. Seen shooting an unarmed man he pulled over for a seat belt violation now hearing what the cop said right ...
​Female Iraqi Lawyer Kidnapped and Publicly Executed by ISIS
The UN human rights commissioner has reported that on Monday, Sameera Salih Ali al-Nuaimy, a lawyer known for working to advance women's rights was taken from her home by members of the Islamic State, convicted of apostasy by a "so-called court," ...
Meet the Bentleys: Third generation Marietta lawyer on the way
Longtime Marietta Lawyer Fred D. Bentley Sr., front, is keeping company with some familiar faces in his law practice: his sons, Fred D. Bentley Jr. and R. Randall Bentley Sr., and grandson Matt Bentley. Matt, back, who just graduated from Emory Law ...
Lawyer offers to help Reynoldsburg parents with truancy during strike
A general-practice attorney is volunteering to help Reynoldsburg parents whose children face truancy charges for staying home during the teachers strike. “Parents have the right to parent their own children and make decisions whether to send their own ...
Woman charged with threatening Cicero town president, lawyer
A Cicero woman was accused Sunday in Cook County Court of plotting the murders of Cicero Town President Larry Dominick and the town's attorney — charges that the woman's son decried as “political” during a courtroom outburst. Joann Walker was ...
Prominent lawyer Amal Alamuddin weds actor in Venice
The Oxford University-educated lawyer met George, a University of Cincinnati dropout who turned to acting, through her work. He is involved in many humanitarian causes around the world and, for the most part, makes pretty good movies. On Saturday, a ...
Lexington lawyer wrote the book on Civil War hero who recently received the ...
Lexington lawyer wrote the book on Civil War hero who recently received the ...
Internationally Acclaimed Human Rights Lawyer Amal Alamuddin Marries an ...
Internationally Acclaimed Human Rights Lawyer Amal Alamuddin Marries an ...
Miami lawyer seeks $5 million for Colombian family in death at sea
Now, a Miami lawyer who represents the Colombian family of the slain crewman, has filed a $5 million claim against the Coast Guard as compensation for the death at sea. On Friday, Coast Guard spokeswoman Marilyn Fajardo issued this statement on the ...
Lawyer: Raise for Current Boston Council Illegal
A staff attorney for Boston says a plan to boost the City Council's pay by nearly 29 percent would violate state law. The proposal was held for future consideration. Henry Luthin said Monday that Massachusetts ethics law prohibits government officials ...
Lawyer: Raise for current Boston council illegal
BOSTON (AP) - A Boston City Council committee delayed taking action on a proposal to raise counselors' pay by nearly 29 percent after a staff attorney said doing so would violate state law. Henry Luthin said Monday that Massachusetts ethics law ...
Elgin man who died in plane crash near Plano a noted lawyer, teacher
John Juergensmeyer, killed in a plane crash Sunday night near Plano, was one of the best known lawyers in the Fox Valley, but also left major footprints at Judson University, in Republican politics and in the United Methodist Church. He died in a small ...
Need A Lawyer? Call The Law Hawk!
He's a newly minted lawyer from Texas Tech law school. I don't think Exxon was breaking down his door offering him hundreds of thousands of dollars to hone his skills coding documents in a windowless office. Nobody is going to hold his hands, err ...