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Bill Cosby's Lawyer Desperately Tries To Explain Cosby's 'Neutral Black Media ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Desperately Tries To Explain Cosby's 'Neutral Black Media ...
Jameis Winston cleared in FSU Code of Conduct case
Jameis Winston was not found to be in violation of FSU's Code of Conduct Jameis Winston will be playing against Oregon in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. (USATSI). Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will not face any discipline from the school ...
The Interview Will Still Be Distributed, Sony Lawyer Says
Sony lawyer David Boies went on Meet the Press Sunday morning to discuss Sony's decision to pull the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy out of theaters. “Sony has been fighting to get this picture distributed,” he said. “It will be distributed. How it ...
Sony Lawyer: 'The Interview' Will Be Distributed
Speaking to Meet the Press Sunday, Sony lawyer David Boies said The Interview is only being "delayed," a major turnaround from their previous statement that they have "no further release plans" for the North Korea-baiting film. "Sony only delayed this ...
Sacramento lawyer recovering after brutal beating in New Orleans
A longtime Sacramento lawyer is recovering after he was brutally beaten in New Orleans last week. Bill Callaham was in New Orleans to speak at a legal conference, which he's done many times before. So, it wasn't out of the ordinary for him to go out on ...
Lawyer: Man Accused of Molesting, Killing Etan Patz Won't Testify
A convicted child molester who was long suspected in a 1979 missing child case plans to invoke his right against self-incrimination if called to testify in the murder trial of a man now charged with the crime, his lawyer said Friday. It's not yet clear ...
Arpaio Lawyer To Try To Convince Obama-Nominated Judge To Halt President's ...
Arpaio Lawyer To Try To Convince Obama-Nominated Judge To Halt President's ...
David Boies, Sony lawyer, affirms 'The Interview' will play
“The Interview,” the film that Sony pulled from screening over controversy generated from a scene that depicted the assassination of North Korea's Kim Jong-un, will be distributed for viewing after all, the production company's top lawyer, David Boies ...
Sony Lawyer: 'The Interview' Is 'Going To Be Distributed'
Sony Pictures Entertainment, which said it canceled the theatrical release of “The Interview” after distributors refused to show it, pledged to find a way to get the film out. “How it's going to be distributed, I don't think anybody knows quite yet,” a ...
Lawyer sues city of Crowley over 911 response
CROWLEY, La. (AP) – A Crowley attorney claims that police held his two children at gunpoint and shocked him repeatedly with a stun gun when responding to a call from a neighbor who mistakenly thought she heard someone in distress. The Advocate ...
Famed lawyer Gloria Allred seeking to seal court documents of boys in alleged ...
Famed lawyer Gloria Allred seeking to seal court documents of boys in alleged ...
Sony lawyer David Boies says "The Interview" will be distributed
"The Interview" could be released after all -- at some point. When Sony Pictures scrapped the upcoming Christmas Day theater release of the controversial film it revealed there were no plans in place to distribute the movie. Play Video. Sunday Morning ...
Ex-lawyer now courts laughs as a stand-up comic
Stand-up comic Paul D'Angelo tells a lot of lawyer jokes. That's because, in his past life, the Wakefield comedian was a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney — and some of his cases were a real joke! “I had a guy once who strangled a parrot,” D ...
Bill Cosby's lawyer angry at CNN for “one-sided reporting”
This weekend Bill Cosby's lawyer Martin Singer sent an accusatory letter to the president of CNN, Jeffrey Zucker. The subject of the letter was a CNN special on Beverly Johnson, a former top model who wrote a personal essay in Vanity Fair claiming Bill ...
Lawyer: Video clears Chad Kelly
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Mississippi football signee Chad Kelly's lawyer tells The Associated Press he has video evidence that shows his client was not the aggressor in a fight at a downtown Buffalo nightclub. Thomas Eoannou spoke by phone Monday, a day after ...
Lawyer may seek mental eval in April Millsap murder case
A Wales Township man charged in the murder of a 14-year-old Armada girl is being held in a mental health unit, his lawyer said. James VanCallis' lawyer, Azhar Sheikh, said his client was transferred to the mental health unit at the Macomb County jail ...
Jameis Winston's lawyer: This is worst attack on athlete in 'history of ...
Jameis Winston's lawyer: This is worst attack on athlete in 'history of ...
Lawyer: VanCallis moved to mental health unit
A Wales Township man charged in the murder of a 14-year-old Armada girl is being held in a mental health unit, his lawyer said. James VanCallis' lawyer, Azhar Sheikh, said his client was transferred to the mental health unit at the Macomb County jail ...
Lawyer: Video shows Chad Kelly not aggressor
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Mississippi football signee Chad Kelly's lawyer said he has video showing his client was not the aggressor in a fight at a downtown Buffalo nightclub last weekend. “It's obvious Chad was not the one who started this incident ...
Cancer claims Fort Worth lawyer Susan Halsey of Jackson Walker
In more than 30 years as an attorney, Halsey earned a reputation as a trailblazer and a top real estate lawyer. Halsey, a graduate of Louisiana State University for both her undergraduate and law degrees, joined Dallas-based Jackson Walker in 1983 when ...
NY antitrust lawyer, husband charged with defrauding law firms
Dec 22 (Reuters) - A New York antitrust lawyer and her husband were arrested Monday on charges they conspired to defraud two law firms and a client out of $5 million. Keila Ravelo, who had most recently been a partner at Wall Street law firm Willkie ...
Kelly's lawyer: 'Chad didn't start' the fight
OXFORD -- A lawyer for Ole Miss commit Chad Kelly says a publicly-available video shows that Kelly was not as fault for what happened outside a Buffalo bar early Sunday morning. The 35-second video was published on Deadspin.com Monday morning, ...
Lawyer says 'fix was in' when Winston cleared by FSU hearing
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for Jameis Winston's accuser says "the fix was in" when Florida State cleared the star quarterback of violating the school's code of conduct. Baine Kerr, one of the woman's lawyers, said the university did not ...
Banker Bonus Lawyer Who Can't Cook Helps Homeless at Christmas
Victor Echodu was once a pilot, flying cargo planes to Africa and Asia. At the age of 62, he's spending this Christmas in a North London homeless shelter. Echodu gets a battered pilot's ID out of his wallet with a picture showing a younger man in ...
Winston accuser's lawyer: 'Fix was in' with FSU hearing
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for Jameis Winston's accuser says "the fix was in" when Florida State cleared the star quarterback of violating the school's code of conduct. Baine Kerr, one of the woman's lawyers, said the university did not ...
Letter: Punishing lawyer doesn't make sense
Do you think the guy would really lie so he could make a few bucks helping people who can't afford a lawyer? This is not a shoe salesman who thought he might like to be a lawyer for a while. This guy is a real lawyer in Ohio and is certified to ...
Accuser's lawyer: 'Fix was in' with Winston code of conduct hearing
The lawyer, Baine Kerr, told the Associated Press that Florida State did not conduct a fair hearing, calling the proceedings a "mockery ... that ignored what the evidence was." Citing evidence “insufficient to satisfy the burden of proof,” officials ...
Pharrell Williams' lawyer after YouTube over music rights
Pharrell Williams' lawyer doesn't want his clients' music on YouTube, and he's willing to pick a billion-dollar fight over it. Irving Azoff, founder of the licensing management firm Global Music Rights, claims that Google's video behemoth doesn't have ...
High-Concept Lawyer Ad Involves Half-Naked Oil Rubs
The subsequent seven minutes of seemingly more normal conversation is, in reality, the more surreal Kafka-esque nightmare of Reposa dealing with the stuffed shirts at Texas lawyer advertising. If you're the sort of person who believes “Burger King” is ...
San Juan commissioner wants feds to pay for his lawyer in government protest ...
San Juan commissioner wants feds to pay for his lawyer in government protest ...
US Inaction Killed Hostage Kassig, Says Lawyer - The Intercept
In early October, New York lawyer Stanley Cohen found himself at the forefront of a private effort to negotiate the release of Islamic State captive Abdul-Rahman (Peter) Kassig. Cohen, whose past legal clients have included members of Hamas and ...
Criminal Lawyer Cashes In On Moonshine
A 300% growth rate in one year may seem like a blessing for a small business, but when Joe Baker and his partners started Ole Smoky Moonshine, they knew little about the alcohol industry, and even less about running a commercial distillery. Within its ...
Lawyer gives girls education, changes lives
You are already a successful trial lawyer. Then you collect a $6.4 million settlement for yourself when a defective shotgun blows off part of your hand. So what do you do with the money — and the rest of your life? If you're Nick King, you dedicate ...
Florida Bar: Comments from lawyer for Jameis Winston's accuser 'too ...
Florida Bar: Comments from lawyer for Jameis Winston's accuser 'too ...
Longtime lawyer confirms Lionel Sawyer & Collins firm will be dissolved
Las Vegas' legal industry experienced a historic shift Tuesday when longtime lawyer Sam Lionel, considered the dean of the Nevada bar, confirmed that his Lionel Sawyer & Collins firm will be dissolved in January as he and eight others will join ...
Lawyer stuns court when he 'remembers humanity'
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Colin Murphy spends a lot of time in courtrooms. The Portland attorney's job is to help people, but he helped someone else's client avoid a felony conviction. He offered a man convicted of buying a stolen truck nearly $1000 ...
Lawyer: Sudan investigates detained opposition figures
Sudan's prosecutor has begun investigating two political detainees on 10 charges “of crimes against the state” more than two weeks after they were detained, their lawyer told AFP on Tuesday. Farouk Abu Issa and Amin Makki Madani were arrested in ...
Top Canadian criminal lawyer Edward Greenspan has died
TORONTO One of Canada's most famous criminal lawyers, Edward Greenspan, has died. He was 70 years old. His law firm, Greenspan Partners LLP, confirmed his death Wednesday morning. Greenspan represented a number of high-profile clients, ...
San Ysidro puts new lawyer on pesticide case
SAN YSIDRO — The San Ysidro school board voted unanimously in a closed session earlier this month to bring on a new legal team to represent the school district in a pesticide lawsuit that has continued for more than two years. San Ysidro was sued in ...
Top Canadian Criminal Lawyer Greenspan Has Died
Edward Greenspan, one of Canada's most prominent criminal lawyers, was remembered Wednesday as a force to be reckoned with by many in the legal community who were mourning his death. His law firm, Greenspan Partners LLP, confirmed his death ...
Lawyer: Dunbar principal never "intended" to steal
Marilyn Taylor, principal at Dunbar Elementary School, in Bridgeport, Conn. is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a school fundraising account. Taylor, was arrested Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. Bridgeport school officials are poised to terminate ...
Lawyer Says Missouri Officer Is Lucky to Be Alive
The attorney for a suburban St. Louis police officer who shot and killed an 18-year-old says his client is lucky to be alive. The Berkeley, Missouri, officer, whose name has not been released, fatally shot Antonio Martin late Tuesday. Police say ...
CIA Report Fallout: Alissa Starzak Could Lose Shot As Army's Top Lawyer
Alissa Starzak will have to wait until after the holidays to find out if accusations she stole and leaked classified Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents will scuttle her chances of becoming the U.S. Army's top lawyer. And her chances could rely ...
Lawyer says Missouri officer is lucky to be alive
BERKELEY, Mo. - The mayor of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley urged calm Wednesday after a white police officer killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him, reigniting tensions that have lingered since the death of Michael Brown in ...
Client Sues Lawyers Who Still Represent Him
It's no surprise that Randall Kyle Parks sued two Fort Worth lawyers for $1 million after alleging that they failed to appear at a hearing, which led to his real estate claims being dismissed. What is unusual about Parks' legal malpractice claims are ...
Man accused of pulling gun on lawyer in Denver arrested in Pueblo
Denver Police said on its Twitter feed Wednesday night that Arthur Glass, wanted on charges of felony menacing, was arrested in Pueblo. The tweet said that Glass was picked up following an anonymous tip. Glass, 48, was being sought, police said, ...
Lawyer stuns court when he 'remembers humanity,' pays stranger's restitution
PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Colin Murphy spends a lot of time in courtrooms. The Portland attorney's job is to help people, but he helped someone else's client avoid a felony conviction. He offered a man convicted of buying a stolen truck nearly $1000 ...
Six Columbus-area lawyers accused of professional misconduct
Six Columbus-area lawyers, including one convicted of raping a client, face professional-misconduct charges before the disciplinary arm of the Ohio Supreme Court. The filing of the cases before the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline ...
Lawyer: Antonio Martin Shooting Might Have Been Ambush Gone Wrong
A lawyer representing the St. Louis-area police officer who shot and killed Antonio Martin late Tuesday night suggested that his client may have been the victim of an ambush gone wrong. He believes that the entire encounter -- beginning with the ...
Tunisia arrests blogger convicted of 'defaming' army: lawyer
Ayari, who was returning from France when he was detained overnight, had accused these officials of financial abuse, the prosecutor said in a statement. The blogger was unaware of the verdict against him for "undermining" the army, his lawyer Sami Ben ...