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Teresa Giudice suing her bankruptcy lawyer for $5 million
Teresa Giudice is blaming her lawyer for her upcoming jail time, and is taking legal action. After the courts sentenced "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star to 15 months in prison after she and her husband Joe Giudice were convicted on fraud ...
Teresa Giudice Sues Her Lawyer For Malpractice -- Says He's To Blame For Her ...
Teresa Giudice Sues Her Lawyer For Malpractice -- Says He's To Blame For Her ...
'Serial' podcast: Did Adnan's lawyer blow it?
Serial fans are insane. Last week, I penned a relatively minor story about the appeal hearing that convicted murderer Adnan Syed has scheduled for mid January. Someone passed along my story in a tweet—including my Twitter handle—to a gaggle of fellow ...
Report: Lawyer details what cop in chokehold death told grand jury
The lawyer for a New York City police officer who eluded indictment in the chokehold death of Eric Garner said the officer told the grand jury that he tried to disengage from Garner "as quick as he could" - an account that seems to contradict a ...
Bill Cosby's lawyer fires back at Judy Huth's lawsuit
Now according to TMZ and Gossip Cop, Cosby's lawyer, Marty Singer, has filed legal documents (obtained by the sites), calling the accusations "absolutely false," "unreliable" and "untimely" -- and filled with fabricated lies. The docs say Huth's ...
White Cop Gets Charged With Murder, And His Lawyer Blames Ferguson
A white police chief who fatally shot an unarmed black man in South Carolina in 2011 was charged with murder, and his lawyer accused prosecutors of taking advantage of national outrage toward police to get the indictment. Richard Combs, the former ...
Lawyer: DSS finds sex charge against Christian radio host 'unfounded'
GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. —A lawyer representing a Christian radio talk show host accused of child sex crimes says that his client is about to be cleared. Josh Kimbrell, who is the host of "Common Cents" on Christian Talk 660AM/92.9FM, was charged in ...
Lawyer: Greenpeace Protesters Reach Plea Deal
The Greenpeace activists charged in an eye-catching protest at Procter & Gamble Co. headquarters in Cincinnati plan to accept a plea agreement, a defense attorney said Thursday. Seven activists scheduled for trial in January on felony burglary and ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Fights Back Against Sexual Assault Suit
Huth's claims "are absolutely false" and her case "fails to state sufficient facts to constitute a cause of action for claims arising out of alleged childhood sexual abuse," Singer writes, asking for monetary sanctions from Huth and her lawyer in the ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Fights Back Against Sexual Assault Suit
Jackie Robinson Foundation 2014 Awards Dinner Bill Cosby speaks at the Jackie Robinson Foundation 2014 Awards Dinner at Waldorf Astoria Hotel on March 3, 2014 in New York City. Stephen Lovekin—Getty Images ...
Court reluctantly upholds murder conviction despite request for lawyer
Jade Anderson didn't kill anyone, but she was convicted of murdering a man who had been choked unconscious by her companion, shortly before Anderson stole the dying man's wallet and cell phone. Now a federal appeals court has reluctantly upheld the ...
Jameis Winston's lawyer: We'll countersue if lawsuit is filed
"If sued, JW will counterclaim n sue PCarroll n JClune 4 defamation & civil extortion," Cornwell tweeted on Friday, referring to the accuser's lawyers. "Can't b defendants n counsel. [Redacted] will need new attys." Winston was never arrested following ...
Benefits of Hiring a Vaccine Injury Lawyer
A vaccine lawyer is not necessary, but hiring one is recommended. A vaccine attorney can make the claim process less daunting by focusing on the legal aspect while the patient focuses on recovery. Qualified vaccine injury lawyers are familiar with ...
'Real Housewives' Star Teresa Giudice Sues Former Lawyer
According to the New York Daily News, the reality-TV personality is suing her former lawyer, James Kridel, for $5 million. In court papers, Ms. Giudice claims it's his fault she's going to prison, saying he messed up her and husband Joe's 2009 ...
Lawyer sees issue with Kansas school case, justice
Lawyer sees issue with Kansas school case, justice. Updated: 5 mins ago. An attorney for school districts suing over education funding says the Supreme Court's newest justice should remove himself from the case. Spraypainted cars in Wichita ...
Lawyer: Paris court hands 20-year sentence to British businessman over murder ...
Lawyer: Paris court hands 20-year sentence to British businessman over murder ...
Lawyer for family of unarmed black man killed in Phoenix seeks probe
The lawyer also complained about a lack of cooperation from authorities in the shooting's aftermath. "It's clear that all they are trying to do is protect one of their own," lawyer Marci Kratter said of police response after the incident. A Phoenix ...
NYPD honcho pals with bin Laden family lawyer
Michael Julian, the NYPD's new deputy commissioner of training, was able to come back to the police force after retiring in 1994 because he took the advice of a terrorist lawyer who is about to serve 18 months for tax evasion. Julian could have claimed ...
Lawsuit claims state bar leaked disciplinary details about lawyer
The Review-Journal's August story also focused on details of an unrelated matter involving a Maryland lawyer who has filed a federal lawsuit against Phillips. The lawsuit, which is pending in Las Vegas, accuses Phillips of raping the woman at a legal ...
Billionaire Khosla Must Allow Beach Access, Lawyer Says
Billionaire Vinod Khosla, the Sun Microsystems Inc. co-founder who lost his bid to block the public from using a Northern California beach, was ordered to allow people to access it through his oceanfront lot, a lawyer said. Eric Buescher, a lawyer for ...
Lawyer from Haslett Named to Appeals Court
Gadola has worked as a lawyer in private practice and as a legal adviser to the state Supreme Court, State House, and the Snyder and Engler administrations. The newest judge on the Michigan Court of Appeals is from Haslett. Governor Rick Snyder ...
Eric Frein's lawyer withdraws over potential conflict, delaying hearing
Eric Frein is escorted by police into the Pike County Courthouse for his arraignment in Milford, Pa., Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Frein, was captured seven weeks after police say he killed a Pennsylvania State trooper in an ambush outside a barracks in ...
Pa. man killed stepdaughter to have sex with corpse: lawyer
EASTON, Pa. — Necrophilia motivated a man to fatally shoot his stepdaughter last month, according to a Pennsylvania prosecutor. Gregory Graf recorded himself sexually abusing the body of Jessica Padgett, Northampton County District Attorney John ...
Prostitute's lawyer: Other women visited Google exec's yacht before he died of ...
Prostitute's lawyer: Other women visited Google exec's yacht before he died of ...
Columbia lawyer sworn in as circuit court judge
Columbia attorney Russell Parkes was sworn in as Circuit Court Judge for the 22nd Judicial District on Friday afternoon — again. Parkes, 52, was appointed by Gov. Bill Haslam last month to fill the seat left vacant by Judge Robert Holloway, who was ...
Mathew Tully's Ask the Lawyer column:
RState and federal employment laws do not provide much to Cupid in terms of protection in the workplace. As an at-will employment state, New York allows employers to terminate employees for just about any reason or no reason, so long as the adverse ...
9/11 lawyer was hellbent on having sex with me
Prominent Manhattan lawyer Paul Napoli would stop at nothing to continue his sordid affair with a pretty auburn-haired associate even after his wife uncovered their 18-month dalliance, court filings charge. Vanessa Dennis, who once worked as a junior ...
Quincy suspect's lawyer says leak jeopardizes trial
BOSTON —The lawyer for a Quincy man tied to the Boston marathon bombing suspects is calling for an investigation into the unauthorized release of investigative documents, including the transcript of an interview with a Braintree detective four days ...
Supreme Court reprimands Beachwood lawyer; Cleveland Heights-University ...
Supreme Court reprimands Beachwood lawyer; Cleveland Heights-University ...
Former DOJ Lawyer: Obama and Holder Endanger Criminal Justice System
Hans von Spakovsky, writing in The National Interest, makes a powerful case that Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have endangered the criminal justice system in their response to the Ferguson grand jury's verdict. Spakovsky writes ...
Sex offender's lawyer speaks out about neighborhood issue
ROSE HILL, Kan. -- A sex offender set to be released has plans to move into the Rose Hill community leaving several neighbors outraged. Billy Dotson has been granted parole after serving more than 25 years in prison for kidnapping and indecent ...
Suspended Erie-area bankruptcy lawyer faces 2nd probe
A judge in U.S. Bankruptcy Court intends to proceed with the court's separate investigation of the lawyer, Jason J. Mazzei. That probe could lead to additional discipline and compensate any wronged clients, said U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gregory L ...
'Street Lawyer' in Harlem helps anyone who asks
"He really wants to bring the issues that plague the urban community to the attention of the streets," Cornelius Ricks, who runs a legal services program called Behind the Bench, said of Bersin. "He serves on cases he can accept, that a lot of lawyers ...
Lawyer Stirs Council War
By Walter Nyamukondiwa. A storm is brewing in Chinhoyi Municipality over legal fees amounting to $40 000 that allegedly accrued after three councillors, including the mayor, his deputy and the town clerk, consulted a lawyer to set aside an arbitration ...
Blake Griffin lawyer due in court in Vegas case
LAS VEGAS — A defense lawyer says he'll appear before a judge on behalf of Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin on a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from a scuffle with a man at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub. Attorney Richard Schonfeld says he'll ...
Dr. Luke Sues -- Kesha's Lawyer Screwed Me When He Called Me a Rapist
Dr. Luke is firing back at Kesha's attorney with a lawsuit ... after he accused the high-powered producer of raping Lady Gaga -- something Luke calls an "outrageous" lie. TMZ broke the story ... after Lady Gaga told Howard Stern last week that someone ...
Lawyer Hints at New Findings in Blake Griffin Case
A lawyer for Blake Griffin says prosecutors need to see results of a defense investigation into a man's claim that the Los Angeles Clippers star attacked him in a Las Vegas Strip nightclub. Attorney Richard Schonfeld suggested Monday the findings shed ...
Lawyer: Scott broke law with private emails
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is letting a lawyer argue that Gov. Rick Scott intentionally broke the state's public records law with the use of a private email account. Chief Judge Charles Francis on Monday agreed to let Tallahassee lawyer ...
Cop-Killer Robert Holsey, Who Had Boozehound Lawyer, Faces Execution
A convicted cop-killer — whose lawyer admitted to guzzling a quart of vodka a day during his trial — is making a last-ditch appeal to stop his Tuesday execution in Georgia. The state parole board on Monday was weighing clemency for Robert Wayne ...
Baker picks former Weld lawyer as chief legal counsel
Governor-elect Charlie Baker has chosen Lon Povich, who served as a top lawyer for former governor William Weld and is currently general counsel for BJ's Wholesale Club, as his chief legal counsel. Povich, who also served as an assistant US attorney ...
Dr. Luke Sues Kesha's Lawyer for Defamation After Gaga Rape Accusations
Dr. Luke has filed a lawsuit against Mark Geragos, the lawyer representing Kesha in her suit against Luke, for defamation. Earlier this month, when Lady Gaga revealed that she had been a victim of sexual assault, Geragos sent a number of tweets ...
Lawyer: Tribal council member to plead guilty
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Chippewa Cree tribal council member planned to plead guilty to embezzlement, theft, tax evasion and other charges on Monday as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation into the northern Montana tribe, his lawyer ...
Bill Cosby -- Accuser's Lawyer ... Oops, Sorry For Putting You On Blast
1208-bill-cosby-judy-tmz-01 The lawyer who reps the woman who sued Bill Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting her in 1974 has just tried correcting a huge problem ... he's taken Cosby's name out of the suit, but it's a ridiculous gesture. Judy Huth's ...
From Lawyer To Blogger To Novelist: An Interview With David Lat, Author Of ...
From Lawyer To Blogger To Novelist: An Interview With David Lat, Author Of ...
Lawyer Blasts 'Deliberate' Delays in Pu Zhiqiang Subversion Case
Authorities in the Chinese capital are continuing to deny top rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang any meeting with his lawyers, as state prosecutors move ahead with his subversion trial, his lawyer told RFA. Pu, 49, is being charged with "incitement to subvert ...
New lawyer to keep Rice case in spotlight
He said he and co-counsel, Akron lawyer Walter Madison, have a mission: "To get justice for their child and hold those responsible for taking Tamir away from them." Crump called on Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Tim McGinty to bypass an extended grand ...
Claim seeks to recover clients' money that dead Hummelstown lawyer lost
A claim filed by the estate of the late Hummelstown lawyer Jeffrey Mottern with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority's Office of Dispute Resolution seeks $10 million from Ameriprise Financial Services Inc. to recover some of the money that ...
Ex-lawyer pleads guilty to stealing an attorney's identity
A disbarred lawyer pleaded guilty Monday in Brooklyn Federal Court to stealing the identity of another attorney with a similar name so he could practice law. Steven Dickman, 69, admitted that since 2009 he had impersonated a legit lawyer named Stephen ...
Lawyer creates 'Driving While Black' app
Lawyer creates 'Driving While Black' app. Lawyer creates 'Driving While Black' app. A lawyer in Oregon wants everyone to know what it's like to drive as an African-American, and she made the app to do it. Embed. <iframe width="476" height="270" ...
Lawyer for Young, Varughese suspended
The Belleville-based lawyer representing the father of Molly Young in a wrongful death lawsuit against her ex-boyfriend has been suspended for 60 days from practicing law for an unrelated matter. Attorney Charles Stegmeyer must refrain from the ...