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Lawyer claims he was banned from SoulCycle for representing ex-instructor
What comes around goes around at SoulCycle, a top Manhattan attorney complains in a new lawsuit against the spin class chain. Labor lawyer Douglas Wigdor — a former law partner of Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson — insists his membership has ...
Pregnant Lawyer Fails in Bid to Delay Trial
A Long Island lawyer's request to postpone a trial until next September because she was in the sixth month of a high-risk pregnancy was denied on Thursday after a contentious hearing in federal court in White Plains. The lawyer, Deborah N. Misir ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Slams New Accusations as 'Utter Nonsense'
Bill Cosby's lawyer is taking aim at three of the comedian's latest accusers by arguing that it's "utter nonsense" that these women are "coming out of nowhere." Marty Singer calls Linda Joy Traitz of Florida as the "latest example of people coming out ...
Florida's first undocumented immigrant lawyer takes oath
Tampa, Florida -- As President Barack Obama announced his immigration plan, the first undocumented immigrant to become a lawyer in Florida was taking his oath in Tampa. José Godínez-Samperio was valedictorian at Armwood High School in Seffner, and ...
Bill Cosby performs in the Bahamas; lawyer blasts media
Cosby's lawyer, Marty Singer, addressed the latest claims telling Deadline, "We've reached the point of absurdity. The stories are getting more ridiculous." He added, "People coming out of nowhere with this sort of inane yarn is what happens in a media ...
Cosby Lawyer: “Media-Driven Feeding Frenzy” Is “Utter Nonsense”
Beverly Hills attorney Marty Singer lashed out at the media today for its handling of the Bill Cosby sex abuse scandal, while also questioning the motives and credibility of his client's accusers. “We've reached the point of absurdity. The stories are ...
Ex-Coach's Lawyer Seeks MLB Records in Drug Case
A lawyer for a former University of Miami pitching coach is seeking a wide range of Major League Baseball records for the coach's upcoming trial on illegal performance-enhancing drug distribution charges, including details of an immunity deal given to ...
Lawyer: Grain bin lockup meant to punish cheating husband
The two were arrested on the charge in July, the day after Groppetti's husband called 911 to report that he had been kidnapped and locked in a grain bin by his father-in-law. At a pre-trial hearing Friday, Groppetti's lawyer, Scott Rhinehart, said he ...
Lawyer claims Gwinnett sheriff inhibiting Nuwaubians murder defense
A Gwinnett magistrate delayed the hearing of a man and his daughter Friday charged with starving a baby to death after the man's lawyer claimed the Gwinnett Sheriff's Office was interferring with their ability to prepare for his case. Attorney Walt ...
Lawyer for accused terrorists sentenced to prison for obstructing IRS
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A federal judge in Syracuse today sentenced a lawyer who's represented accused terrorists to 18 months in prison for obstructing the IRS and not filing tax returns. Stanley Cohen, 63, of New York City, maintained afterward that he's ...
Ferguson 'On Edge' and Worried, Brown Family Lawyer Says
The city of Ferguson is "nervous, on edge, scared" as they await the grand jury's decision on the police shooting of teenager Michael Brown, a lawyer for the Brown family and protest leaders said today. "The city is really in a panic at this moment ...
Lawyers descend on Ferguson ahead of grand jury decision
FERGUSON Mo (Reuters) - Hundreds of civil rights lawyers from across America are descending on Ferguson, Missouri as police and protesters prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge the officer who killed an unarmed black teenager in ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer: It's Time for 'Media Vilification' to Stop
Bill Cosby's high-profile lawyer Martin Singer released another statement late Friday refuting the new claims of sexual assault against the comedian, calling the allegations “increasingly ridiculous” and blaming the media for its “breakneck rush to run ...
Cosby's lawyer: Sexual assault allegations "increasingly ridiculous"
"There has never been a shortage of lawyers willing to represent people with claims against rich, powerful men," Singer's statement continued, "so it makes no sense that not one of these new women who just came forward for the first time now ever ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Issues New Statement Tearing Into The Media
There has never been a shortage of lawyers willing to represent people with claims against rich, powerful men, so it makes no sense that not one of these new women who just came forward for the first time now ever asserted a legal claim back at the ...
Bill Cosby Lawyer Accuses Media of Reporting 'Fantastical Stories'
Bill Cosby Comedian Bill Cosby performs during a show at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Fla., Nov. 21, 2014. Phelan M. Ebenhack—AP. In the midst of numerous rape allegations, Cosby performed a sold-out show in Florida ...
'A really decent guy': Lawyer denies former Branson headmaster was dealing ...
'A really decent guy': Lawyer denies former Branson headmaster was dealing ...
Stephen Collin's Celeb Lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan Arrested for DUI
1122-mark-vincent-kaplan-arrested-tmz-02 The lawyer repping child molester Stephen Collins in his divorce is going to be jumping from courtroom to courtroom, because TMZ has learned he was busted for DUI Friday night. Mark Vincent Kaplan -- who ...
Lawyer: Bill Cosby being unfairly vilified by 'unsubstantiated, fantastical ...
Lawyer: Bill Cosby being unfairly vilified by 'unsubstantiated, fantastical ...
Lawyer: Thousands of local criminal cases should be overturned
Lawyer: Thousands of local criminal cases should be overturned. Michael Chen. 1:16 PM, Nov 22, 2014. Previous Next. Autoplay: From domestic violence and drug crimes to DUI cases, Team 10 has learned tens of thousands of cases prosecuted by the San ...
Lawyer Who Represented Bin Laden Kin Is Sentenced in Tax Case
The sentencing of the lawyer, Stanley L. Cohen, by Judge Norman A. Mordue of Federal District Court in Syracuse, ended a case that began in 2012, when Mr. Cohen was indicted on charges that he had failed to file tax returns for six years. In April he ...
PhillyDeals: Fired lawyer's affidavit details lawsuit against Vanguard
David Danon tried to warn Vanguard Group it was illegally underpaying its income taxes while he was a tax lawyer for the company from 2008 to 2013 and was punished in return, according to an affidavit filed in his whistleblower lawsuit last week. Danon ...
9/11 lawyer 'had sex with staffer and frequented prostitutes'
The latest mudslinging comes as allegations about Napoli's own office philandering, fiscal mismanagement and his wife's erratic behavior have imperiled the prestigious 80-lawyer Empire State Building firm that represented some 10,000 sick and dying ...
Lawyer-lobbyists Influence Idaho Law
BOISE (AP) | When the Idaho Legislature really needs to get something done, it can. Roy Eiguren has seen it with his own eyes. Eiguren, a 62-year-old Boise lawyer and lobbyist, remembers a day in 2004 when lawmakers in a special session started at 8:30 ...
Brown Family's Lawyer Criticizes Process
Benjamin Crump, a lawyer representing the family of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed by a white police officer in August, again called the grand jury process on the review of the shooting “completely unfair” in an interview on Sunday ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Issues Statement: Claims 'Have Escalated Far Past The ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Issues Statement: Claims 'Have Escalated Far Past The ...
10th Cosby accuser comes forward; Lawyer says 'vilification' of comedian must ...
10th Cosby accuser comes forward; Lawyer says 'vilification' of comedian must ...
Lawyer Dresses as Thomas Jefferson in Court, Gets Disbarred for “Inexplicable ...
Lawyer Dresses as Thomas Jefferson in Court, Gets Disbarred for “Inexplicable ...
Bill Cosby Lawyer Accuses Media of Reporting 'Fantastical Stories'
There has never been a shortage of lawyers willing to represent people with claims against rich, powerful men, so it makes no sense that not one of these new women who just came forward for the first time now ever asserted a legal claim back at the ...
Some say City Council needs its own lawyer?
Since 1992, Mark Anastasi has run the City Attorney's Office, currently staffed by seven full- and four part-time lawyers and aided by various outside firms. The annual budget has hovered for the past few years between $4 million and $5 million. Mayor ...
Dewani Lawyer Says No Case to Answer in Honeymoon Murder Trial
Shrien Dewani, the British businessman on trial for murdering his wife, Anni, during their honeymoon in Cape Town, has no case to answer, his lawyer argued. The state failed to prove Dewani was involved in a conspiracy to kill his wife and witnesses ...
Fears For Jailed Azeri Activist's Health
BAKU -- A lawyer for jailed Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus says her health has deteriorated drastically. Lawyer Elcin Qambarov told RFE/RL on November 24 that a detention center doctor who examined Yunus recently gave her a diagnosis of ...
Lawyer says rookie Cleveland cop shot, killed 12-year-old
Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old Cleveland resident, went to the neighborhood playground Saturday with friends carrying a fake gun and waved it around. It cost him his life. CBS affiliate WOIO in Cleveland reports one of the 911 callers said of the boy and ...
Union boss makes up with lawyer, pleads guilty in Brooklyn
Never mind. An ex-union boss says his very public divorce from his defense lawyer while pleading guilty is just a big misunderstanding. Warren Annunziata, 80, and legendary lawyer Murray Richman patched up their differences and gave it another shot ...
Governor names top Obama administration lawyer to California Supreme Court
Defying convention again in his picks for the California Supreme Court, Gov. Jerry Brown has decided to name a top Obama administration lawyer to a vacancy that has been lingering since early this year. The governor has nominated Leondra Kruger, ...
Will There Be More Lawyer Jobs Than Grads In 2016?
Jobs questions The job market for recent graduates is bleak. We all understand this. And while firms are gradually upping their headcount, we're talking about drops in the bucket compared to the number of lawyers pumped out of the nation's law schools ...
Lawyer representing Tamir Rice's family defended boy's mom in drug trafficking ...
Lawyer representing Tamir Rice's family defended boy's mom in drug trafficking ...
Jerry Brown names Obama administration lawyer to California Supreme Court
“Leondra Kruger is a distinguished lawyer and uncommon student of the law,” Brown said in a prepared statement. “She has won the respect of eminent jurists, scholars and practitioners alike.” Since returning to the Governor's Office in 2011, Brown has ...
Union boss re-hires lawyer before plea deal
A crooked union boss who abruptly fired his lawyer in the middle of a plea proceeding last week re-hired him and on Monday admitted his guilt in Brooklyn federal court. Former Local 91 boss Warren Annunziata, 80, calmly copped to illegally accepting ...
Fattah's son: I don't need a lawyer
Either way, Fattah Jr. says he doesn't need a lawyer. Fattah Jr., 31, is asking the court for permission to represent himself - known as "pro se" representation - as he fights bank-fraud and tax-evasion charges. Last week, Fattah Jr. filed a motion to ...
Aereo's assets eyed by possible bidders, lawyer tells judge
17 with an approval hearing set a few days later, said William Baldiga, Aereo's lawyer. "We do enjoy very substantial interest in the assets," Mr. Baldiga said Monday in Manhattan, without providing details of the talks. "The company is now highly ...
Chinese police again probe acquitted death row prisoner: lawyer
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police are investigating a former death row prisoner and curbing his movements, three months after he was acquitted of the charge of poisoning two children, his lawyer said on Tuesday. The latest move by the police raises ...
Michael Brown's mother 'absolutely shocked' by lack of indictment, says lawyer
A grand jury's decision against indicting the police officer who killed Ferguson teenager Michael Brown "absolutely shocked" the boy's mother, an attorney for the family said Tuesday on TODAY. “She believed that he would at least be charged with ...
Sheffield lawyer suspended, allegedly hypnotized clients
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The Sheffield lawyer accused of hypnotizing two of his female clients into performing sex acts and giving them graphic sexual suggestions has agreed to have his law license temporarily suspended. Michael W. Fine's attorney Robert ...
Aereo lawyer: 'Very substantial interest' in assets
"We do enjoy very substantial interest in the assets," said William Baldiga, Aereo's lawyer, according to Bloomberg. "The company is now highly focused on devoting all its energy and limited resources to a transaction that will produce the highest and ...
Lawyers for Michael Brown's Family 'Strenuously' Object to Prosecutor
Lawyers for Michael Brown's parents said today that they "strenuously object" to the prosecutor and the grand jury process that cleared a police officer in the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown. Benjamin Crump, the family's lawyer, said ...
Michael Brown Family Lawyer: 'The Process Is Broken'
“He doesn't want to misspeak because of such emotions that are going through him that will later be held against him,” his lawyer Benjamin Crump said. “This process is broken. The process should be indicted.” After Monday night's announcement, Michael ...
Protesters torch police car as troops guard Ferguson
"We saw how completely unfair this process was," lawyer Benjamin Crump said. "We object as publicly and loudly as we can on behalf of Michael Brown Jr.'s family that this process is broken. The process should be indicted." Crump accused McCulloch of ...
Frank S. Bruno, lawyer and cabinetmaker, dies at 90
Frank Silvo Bruno, the son of an immigrant cabinetmaker who not only learned that trade but also became a New Orleans lawyer and real estate developer, died Sunday at his New Orleans home. He was 90. For a decade, Mr. Bruno practiced law with five of ...
Florida Bar suspends Zephyrhills lawyer for misappropriating client money
The Florida Bar has suspended Zephyrhills lawyer Ronald Lamont Hardin indefinitely for misappropriating client money. Related News/Archive. Pasco lawyer suspended by Bar, pleads guilty to crimes. 2 Months Ago. Bar asks state Supreme Court to suspend ...