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Lawyer accused of rape quits chokehold death case
NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney accused of raping a woman will no longer represent the family of a man who died after being placed in a police chokehold. Attorney Sanford Rubenstein's law partner announced Wednesday that Rubenstein doesn't want the ...
Adrian Peterson appears in Texas courtroom as his lawyer Rusty Hardin says ...
Adrian Peterson appears in Texas courtroom as his lawyer Rusty Hardin says ...
Lawyer: College Park Ordered to Pay $250000 for Contempt
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter—who is spending four days a week overseeing the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial—issued the order from the bench Friday, said lawyer Charles Hoffecker, who represents the business. At Baxter's ...
Lawyer: Soccer Coach Didn't Know of Duct-Taping
An attorney says a Pennsylvania high school soccer coach wasn't present, didn't condone and didn't know about an incident in which two players duct-taped an autistic teammate to a goal post. Highlands High School coach Jim Turner's attorney, Julian ...
Treon Harris' lawyer: Alleged rape victim had sex with another man
Treon Harris' lawyer: Alleged rape victim had sex with another man. Gainesville attorney Huntley Johnson, shown in this Feb. 16, 2012 file photo, is representing University of Florida quarterback Treon Harris. File. Staff report ...
Treon Harris's Lawyer: Whatever Happened, The Victim Is To Blame
Treon Harris's lawyer released a statement today, and it's the standard defense lawyer drivel you'd expect from a guy who's a go-to wrangler for football players in trouble. His client, the University of Florida's freshman quarterback, is being ...
Revamped Indigent Defense System Has a Downside, Lawyers Say
The county's judicial branch currently appoints and manages criminal-defense lawyers for indigent defendants, but work is underway to transfer those duties to a nonprofit organization. Starting this January, the Capital Area Private Defenders Service ...
Lawyer: Evidence Won't Support Terror Charges for Alleged ISIS Wannabe
A lawyer for a 19-year-old American accused of trying to fly halfway around the world to join ISIS said today he doesn't think the government has the evidence to justify the charges against his client. "I don't believe that the evidence is going to ...
After closed door meeting, Jefferson County delays decision to hire lawyer to ...
After closed door meeting, Jefferson County delays decision to hire lawyer to ...
Lawyer makes new sexual assault claim in Vandy rape case
Defense attorneys in the Vanderbilt University rape case involving four former football players lodged a new allegation in court Thursday about two of the men charged. The attorney for one of them disputed the new claim. He acknowledged that some kind ...
Lawyer: No Proof Teen Sought to Back Terrorists
Mohammed Hamzah Khan's lawyer spoke after a detention hearing, during which a federal judge put off a ruling on whether to free him pending trial. U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox told attorneys she wanted to take several weeks to mull over a government ...
Treon Harris's lawyer calls client "not guilty of a crime" in press release
Here's the full text of a press release sent to local media by Gainesville lawyer Huntley Johnson in regards to Treon Harris, his client. We are releasing this statement in an attempt to help clarify the circumstances surrounding the investigation of ...
Technology Gives Lawyer Efficiency and a Bare Desk
John Yates, head of Morris Manning & Martin's technology practice, said at LawTech that introductions via LinkedIn are replacing résumés and firm bios. Rebecca Breyer. Tech lawyer John Yates' mission this year is to go paperless, he told lawyers and ...
Capano lawyer: 'Somebody else did it'
Joseph L. Capano Sr., 73, of Middletown, was in federal Thursday. The federal government says he lied to the Army Corps of Engineers illegally building an entrance road and running water, electric and gas lines through wetlands. 10/9/14 DAMIAN ...
Eric Garner's family to obtain new civil rights lawyer
The family of Eric Garner is retaining a new civil rights attorney to represent them going forward. The law partner of Sanford Rubinstein had hoped their firm could continue to represent the Garner family, but they have been told the family has decided ...
No proof Chicago teen sought to support ISIS terrorists, lawyer claims
Mohammed Hamzah Khan's lawyer spoke after a detention hearing, during which a federal judge put off a ruling on whether to free him pending trial. U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Cox told attorneys she wanted to take several weeks to mull over a government ...
City lawyer says mayor can stop council pay raises
Boston city councilors may want to hold off celebrating their $20,000 pay raise just yet. Councilors voted 9 to 4 this week to increase their salaries to $107,500, a majority so substantial, they seemed to believe, that a veto by Mayor Martin J. Walsh ...
Tahmooressi Lawyer: #MarineHeldInMexico to Sign Closing Statement Friday
USMC Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi's lawyer went On the Record from Tijuana, Baja, Mexico Thursday to discuss the latest in the Mexican legal case against him. Fernando Benitez said that his client is prepared to sign a document Friday confirming that he ...
Sharpton backs 'rape' accuser against lawyer pal Rubenstein
Sharpton was at a clergy dinner Thursday night with the woman's lawyer, Keith White, when the activist rev. pledged his “full faith and support for the victim and the push for the Manhattan district attorney to properly and expeditiously seek justice ...
Four central Ohio lawyers face misconduct charges
A Delaware lawyer faces misconduct charges for initiating a sexual affair with a woman whom he put to work in his office while handling her divorce case. Aaron Ronald Scheeler, 37, submitted his resignation to the Ohio Supreme Court last month prior to ...
Objection: A Real Lawyer Fact Checks How to Get Away with Murder
Being a lawyer is probably somewhat of a challenge, what with the whole having a person's fate in your hands thing. But the way How to Get Away with Murder portrays the stressful act of attending law school, then actually being a lawyer seems like a ...
Lawyer booked on charges he stole from guardianship clients
See video, search an interactive database and read more about a guardian system that even judges agree is broken. Related Items. Lawyer indicted for theft from those he was supposed to protect. Local. Adviser to state auditor pleads guilty to drunken ...
Todd Gurley Suspended Indefinitely
ESPN college football insider Joe Schad breaks down the news that Georgia running back Todd Gurley has been suspended indefinitely for an alleged violation of NCAA rules. Tags: NCF, Georgia Bulldogs, Todd Gurley · Todd Gurley Suspended Indefinitely ...
Lawyer refutes witness's testimony in murder trial
Kazlau's testimony came at the end of the trial's fourth week as Van Hise continued to present witnesses to respond to the testimony of witnesses called by Katharine Errickson, Granskie's lawyer. Psychologist Dr. Louis Schlesinger, called by Van Hise ...
Lawyer: Man who killed baby, grandmother not 'evil person'
Lawyer: Man who killed baby, grandmother not 'evil person'. The lawyer for the Montgomery County man convicted of murdering a baby and her grandmother said his client is not an 'evil person.' Embed. <iframe width="476" height="270" ...
Well-known, longtime Springfield lawyer Robert Santaniello dies - The Republican
Santaniello is the father of Hampden Superior Court Clerk Laura Gentile, local lawyer Robert Santaniello Jr. and Thomas E. Santaniello of Virginia. There will be a funeral mass Monday at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Springfield ...
UPDATE: As UGA prepares for Missouri, Gurley gets a lawyer
COLUMBIA, MO | The scene in the lobby of the Georgia football team's hotel Friday afternoon was more soothing than seething as it gets ready for Saturday's game against the unsettling backdrop of the uncertain status this season of suspended star ...
Todd Gurley gets former Newton, Manziel lawyer
Georgia running back Todd Gurley has retained attorney William King of the law firm Lightfoot Franklin & White of Birmingham, Ala., a person with knowledge of the matter told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity due to ...
White lawyer angrily confronts D.C. police over detainment of black man
Lawyer Jody Westby stepped in to question why officers were detaining 64-year-old Dennis Stucky and asked where the burglary call had come from. It turned out that police had the wrong block. When one of the officers claimed Stucky was stopped because ...
Lawyer who stole from his clients out on $100000 bond
Lawyer conduct. Lawyer who stole from his clients out on $100,000 bond. Paul S. Kormanik is accused of stealing $41,000 from two clients. Unguarded. See More. See video, search an interactive database and read more about a guardian system that even ...
Clients' resilience bolsters lawyer's human rights work
As a lawyer, watching a case on which she had worked long and hard proceed before the black-robed justices was a dream come true. But she feared "what it would mean to lose." Somali torture victims, her clients, sat nearby. Human rights advocates ...
Eric Garner's family hires new civil rights lawyer
The family of the man who died after being placed in a chokehold by an NYPD officer is hiring a new attorney. Sanford Rubinstein, their former attorney who has been accused of raping a woman, will no longer represent the family, saying he doesn't want ...
Flashy NYC Lawyer Now Focus of Rape Investigation
He's been a loud, inescapable and expensive adversary of the New York Police Department for years: the publicity-loving lawyer who got huge settlements, and headlines, in some of the city's most notorious brutality cases. Now Sanford Rubenstein is ...
Family Hires New Lawyer In $75 Million New York Chokehold Lawsuit
After the incident, Sharpton took up the Garner family's cause and Rubenstein became their lawyer. The Garners filed a plan on Monday to sue the city, the police department and six named police officers for wrongful death, assault, battery and ...
Family names new lawyer in $75 million New York chokehold lawsuit
After the incident, Sharpton took up the Garner family's cause and Rubenstein became their lawyer. The Garners filed a plan on Monday to sue the city, the police department and six named police officers for wrongful death, assault, battery and ...
Lawyer awaits jury's verdict in obstruction case
As a prominent defense lawyer, Mary Jill Donovan has watched as countless juries headed off to start deliberating a defendant's guilt. The sight Friday was a bit different: The fate in the jury's hands was Donovan's, not a client's. Donovan, known to ...
Lawyer: Laurens County Sheriff took part in fatal raid
That's according to a statement Friday from Mitchell Shook, a Vidalia lawyer representing Hooks' family. The statement also says "A reliable source" close to the Laurens sheriff's office says Sheriff Bill Harrell took part in the raid. "Perhaps, this ...
Fuller's lawyer blowing smoke
The lawyer for U.S. District Judge Mark Fuller would have Alabamians believe that the domestic violence case against his client is not such a big deal, that its all been overblown, that it got caught up in the current of negativity surrounding the Ray ...
Lawyer accused of rape was judge at Jamaica beauty pageant
The embattled attorney has been a judge for a Kingston modeling agency's beauty pageant the last two years — and is pictured on social media with a bevy of babes. Saint International named Rubenstein “chief judge” of its annual Fashion Face of the ...
Lawyer for ousted schools chief vows lawsuit
His lawyer, Richard Padykula, said the board will have to explain itself to a jury. Padykula criticized the board's actions to terminate Bivona's contract that did not expire until June 30, 2016. He said auditors never informed his client of ...
Lawyer/juror didn't reveal running for judge
The website for attorney Ken Gosselin's judicial campaign refers to him as “Law Enforcement's Choice” in the November election. So it seemed odd to some, namely the lawyers in a recent criminal trial, that Gosselin did not mention his candidacy right ...
Kansas Supreme Court suspends lawyer
An Overland Park lawyer, accused of attorney misconduct, has been suspended by the Kansas Supreme Court and barred from practicing law. The Kansas City Business Journal reports that according to the Kansas Board of Discipline of Attorneys, Paul Hasty ...
Parents speak of legal fight for children without a lawyer
He said his mistake was representing himself in court when his ex-partner, the child's mother, had a lawyer. The father, who asked not to be named, said the judge denied him any contact - then told him to "stop wallowing in self-pity". He said the ...
Maureen McDonnell asks judge to delay sentencing because of lawyer's ...
Maureen McDonnell asks judge to delay sentencing because of lawyer's ...
Perry lawyer: Governor will appear in court Oct. 31
Richardson will also take up an effort by Perry's lawyers to obtain a transcript of grand jury testimony in the case. McCrum told reporters immediately after the hearing that he is confident he is properly serving in the case and that he will follow ...
Lawyer Settles Lil Wayne Scam Case
"All I can say is that my client is satisfied and appreciative of the outcome," said Evans, Scholz, Williams & Warnke partner Rickman Brown, who represents the would-be investor, Ohio public relations executive Kimberly Blackwell, who sued an Atlanta ...
Lawyer for disfigured toddler's family to meet with U.S. Attorney
The lawyer representing the parents of a toddler disfigured by a flash bang grenade discharged during a botched drug raid will meet Tuesday morning with federal prosecutors, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has learned. Attorney Mawuli Davis said he ...
Office of Lawyer Regulation tosses complaint against Susan Happ
Madison — The state agency that regulates the conduct of lawyers has thrown out a complaint against Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ, a Democrat who is running for attorney general. "I have said from the beginning that this case was ...
Allen Harim approval was proper, lawyer argues
The lawyer, Robert G. Gibbs, also argued there was no legal need for the board to seek comments about Allen Harim's plans from the Center for the Inland Bays or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The board, he said, still did sufficient work to ...
Ex-Homeland Lawyer Forecasts Data Privacy's Future
Lawyer Mary Ellen Callahan, once the chief privacy officer of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, sees three key areas where she expects privacy concerns to grow—in education, among government contractors and with devices connected to the ...