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Robert Durst's Lawyer Challenges 'Invalid' Arrest
Robert Durst's legal team accused authorities in documents today of arresting the real estate heir illegally, as his attorney blasted Louisiana officials for wanting a piece of the "publicity pie." "I think he's an easy target and everybody's piling on ...
Action 16 Follow Up: Lawyer Arrested, Charged with Forging Judge's Signature
And now that lawyer Stephen Ellwood of Schuylkill County is charged with forgery. It's some comfort Bob Bechtel of Locust Gap, who claims he was ripped off by Ellwood. “I`m not going to see my justice, and I`m not going to see a dime,” said Bechtel ...
Police Chief Greg Suhr must stand trial over lawyer's firing
Police Chief Greg Suhr and the city of San Francisco have been ordered to stand trial in a suit by a former Police Department lawyer who says Suhr fired her for exposing his mishandling of a domestic violence case. The city argued that Kelly O'Haire's ...
Lawyer: More than $21K couldn't be recovered from Springfield police evidence ...
Lawyer: More than $21K couldn't be recovered from Springfield police evidence ...
Chicago lawyer tracks down 'March Madness' trademark violators
Douglas Masters, a Chicago lawyer responsible for tracking down and stopping violators who misuse the “March Madness” trademark, is a busy man these days. He starts seeing and being notified of wrongful “March Madness” trademark use — mostly by ...
Durst interviewed for 3 hours without lawyer: defense attorney
Robert Durst was interviewed by prosecutors for three hours following his arrest in New Orleans without his lawyer present, according to a new report. Durst's attorney Dick DeGuerin said he doesn't know what was said during the interview but believes ...
Lawyer: Darren Sharper to plead guilty to rape charges in four states
Former NFL safety Darren Sharper is facing prison time after he reached a plea agreement Friday that will settle rape charges involving at least nine women in four states, according to the Associated Press. Sharper's Los Angeles attorney, Blair Berk ...
J.W. "Bill" Dietzen - A Lawyer's Lawyer - And Response (2)
Bill Dietzen began practicing law in 1955. In 1984, my father joined his firm. Their partnership continued until Tuesday, when the Lord called Bill home. In the beginning of their partnership, I, the oldest of three sons, was four. As one might imagine ...
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer Claims Responsibility For 'Exclusively For ...
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyer Claims Responsibility For 'Exclusively For ...
'They really are slaves': US lawyer argues chimps are people too
Rival lawyers would bark when he walked into courtrooms. After decades of laying groundwork and gathering allies, Wise and his team filed an opening salvo of lawsuits in New York about two years ago. “We are going state by state, animal by animal and ...
Lawyer Who Drafted 'Fictitious' Rowland Consulting Contract Remains Unscathed
The issues surrounding the lawyer who drafted the contract, compared with Rowland's current plight, grew into a big topic for Reid Weingarten, the ex-governor's defense lawyer, as he argued for leniency during Wednesday's sentencing hearing in U.S. ...
Being a lawyer in today's economy can be challenging
Practicing law can be tremendously satisfying. Every day brings plenty of exercise for the brain. No two days are alike. Even better, clients are usually very appreciative, since the law is so difficult to understand without a law degree and experience ...
John Dean's lawyer dead at 82
A lawyer for onetime White House counsel John W. Dean III, whose explosive testimony before a Senate committee directly linked President Richard M. Nixon to the Watergate break-in and cover-up, leading to the president's resignation in 1974, died March ...
Sly Stone -- Lawyer Suffers Supreme KO From Fake Diana Ross
Sly Stone's lawyer got the Supreme diva treatment outside court -- taking a punch to the face from a woman claiming to be Diana Ross. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... minutes before Stone and his lawyer entered an L.A. courtroom Friday -- a woman ...
Candidates continue trend of non-lawyers as magistrates throughout Luzerne ...
Candidates continue trend of non-lawyers as magistrates throughout Luzerne ...
A lawyer in California is pushing a ballot measure to legalize killing gay people
A California lawyer proposed a ballot initiative to legalize the execution of gay and lesbian people in the state. The measure isn't expected to end up on the ballot, since it's clearly unconstitutional, but it's drawing attention to California's ...
LA prosecutor talked to Robert Durst without attorney's permission, lawyer says
Richard DeGuerin, Houston-based attorney for jailed New York real estate scion Robert Durst, said Sunday that a Los Angeles prosecutor met with his client in Louisiana without his permission before he arrived to represent him. Durst was arrested March ...
California lawyer's ballot proposal to legalize killing of gays raises ...
California lawyer's ballot proposal to legalize killing of gays raises ...
Music lawyer rocks the industry again
Ask Richard S. Busch, the lawyer who earlier this monthwon a nearly $7.4 million copyright suit against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, why he is so successful, and he will mention the 1997 film “The Devil's Advocate,” in which Al Pacino plays ...
Tsarnaev's lawyer tries to blunt testimony on computer content
BOSTON — A lawyer for the Boston Marathon bomber is aggressively questioning an FBI computer expert about extremist material found on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's computer. Tsarnaev's lawyer cross-examined FBI agent Kevin Swindon on Monday about his ...
Adam Reposa, activist lawyer, says he's behind 'whites only' stickers in Austin
An activist lawyer has claimed responsibility for placing stickers that read “exclusively for white people” on several East Austin businesses in a controversial effort to shed light on gentrification. Adam Reposa, 40, posted an expletive-filled video ...
Pokelahoma Asks A Lawyer: Contracts & Travis Ford
A kindly Texas-based lawyer fought off all the other contenders and agreed to look at Travis Ford's contract for me and offer his thoughts. He even agreed to ignore my terrible old jokes. In exchange, I tell you, he's Texas based, and only offering ...
Lawyer for Adnan Syed, whose case was featured in 'Serial,' argues for new trial
BALTIMORE - The lawyer for the defendant at the center of the popular Serial podcast has filed a brief with the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, arguing the court should grant him a new trial. C. Justin Brown, attorney for Adnan Syed of Woodlawn ...
Tsarnaev Lawyer Aggressively Questions FBI Computer Expert
BOSTON (CBS/AP) — A lawyer for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev aggressively questioned an FBI agent Monday about extremist materials found on Tsarnaev's computer as the defense attempted to portray his brother as more radicalized and ...
Lawyer: Husband Attacked After Congregations Got $60000
Jurors in the case of a rabbi who allegedly used brutal tactics to force unwilling Jewish husbands to divorce their wives have heard from the lawyer of a woman who sought the rabbi's services. NJ.com ( (link) 1BayM9O) reports Fredric Goldfein ...
Lawyer: Martese Johnson to plead not guilty to charges in bloody arrest
The lawyer of University of Virginia student Martese Johnson said Monday that the third-year student will plead not guilty to charges stemming from his bloody arrest outside a Charlottesville restaurant last week. The statement provided an update on ...
'Serial' subject blames lawyer in new appeal
In a third appeal to overturn a life sentence for murdering his ex-girlfriend, the subject of the blockbuster podcast Serial argues he should be retried because his lawyer made a "fundamental" error 15 years ago by not interviewing an alibi witness and ...
St. Paul defense lawyer still racking up victories after 40 years
Earl Gray fits the description, and for his decades of efforts in the courtroom, he was, earlier this month, given a Distinguished Service Award from the Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. At 71, Gray isn't ramping it down in terms of ...
Lawyer: Husband beaten after congregations got $60K
TRENTON – The congregations of a rabbi who allegedly used brutal tactics to force unwilling Jewish husbands to divorce their wives received $60,000 before one man was attacked, a lawyer testified Monday. Witness: I beat Lakewood man, then bought him ...
Court finds S&M-loving lawyer not guilty of assault
Manhattan lawyer Ryan Hemphill, who admitted on the stand that he liked to strangle his then-girlfriend during sex, was found not guilty of choking her and holding a 10-inch knife to her throat. It took jurors a day and a half to decide that the S&M ...
'Transformation' ahead, says Seattle lawyer chosen for ACLU national leadership
So nearly 50 years later, at age 58, after graduating from Harvard Law School and working 34 years in Seattle as a public defender, federal defender and in private practice, becoming one of the city's most prominent criminal-defense lawyers, it was a ...
Sanctioned lawyer's team says evidence supports her
The defense team for lawyer Nancy Raynor, hit with nearly $1 million in sanctions because one of her expert witnesses offered banned testimony in a medical malpractice trial, filed papers Monday arguing that the weight of accumulating evidence was ...
Robert Durst 'was tricked' by 'Jinx' filmmakers, lawyer says
Durst, a millionaire real estate mogul who has been charged with murder, was advised by his other lawyers not to participate in the series, according to DeGuerin. In one scene, his voice is captured on a microphone while he's in the bathroom muttering ...
Fetuses need a lawyer ... or so says this controversial new law
Here's an uncomfortable question: Do fetuses need a lawyer to protect them from their own mothers? In Alabama, legislators and pro-life activists believe they do. They enacted a law in July 2014 permitting courts to appoint a lawyer or advocate to ...
Shawano lawyer suspended for smearing judges
A lawyer and corporate manager for a controversial religious sect based near Shawano has been barred from practicing law in Wisconsin for a year, in part for publicly smearing federal court officers as "a bunch of ignoramus, bigoted Catholic beasts ...
Avvo's on-demand lawyer service adds photo sharing
For those needing a lawyer to take a quick look at a contract – or perhaps their smoking gun – Avvo has added photo sharing to its dial-a-lawyer service. “Real-time photo share” is a new capability of the Avvo Advisor app that the Seattle company began ...
A lawyer in Austin, Texas has admitted to putting 'exclusively for white ...
A lawyer in Austin, Texas has admitted to putting 'exclusively for white ...
Calif. Lawyer Proposes Ballot Initiative To Kill Gays And Lesbians
California's system of direct democracy — the voter initiative process — has produced landmark laws reducing property taxes, banning affirmative action and legalizing medical marijuana. Now there's a bid to declare that "the people of California ...
Robert Durst "Was Tricked" in "The Jinx," Lawyer Says
Robert Durst's lawyer said Tuesday that his 71-year-old client “was tricked” while filming the HBO documentary in which the millionaire was recorded saying "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course." “The editing was designed for good ...
Closing arguments begin in Silicon Valley gender bias suit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A prestigious Silicon Valley venture firm on trial for alleged gender discrimination had different standards for men and women that led to the denial of a promotion to a female junior partner despite her accomplishments, her lawyer ...
Ellen Pao's lawyer begins closing arguments
SAN FRANCISCO — Closing arguments in Ellen Pao's sex discrimination trial against venture capital firm Klein. er Perkins Caufield & Byers began Tuesday. The courtroom was so packed with onlookers that it was standing-room only, with lawyers in ...
Lawyer Suing Neighbor for Smoking Is Defender Of Corporations Accused Of ...
Lawyer Suing Neighbor for Smoking Is Defender Of Corporations Accused Of ...
Need A Lawyer? How To Find, Screen, And Choose An Attorney (According To ...
Need A Lawyer? How To Find, Screen, And Choose An Attorney (According To ...
NCIS investigates Marine lawyer in Japan on obstruction claims
The head of the Marine Corps' Victims' Legal Counsel program in Japan is at the center of a legal probe after allegedly instructing a client to destroy documentation relevant to a case. Maj. Chantell Higgins, a 15-year officer and judge advocate who is ...
Lawyer wants voters to legalize killing gays, lesbians. 30000 people want him ...
Lawyer wants voters to legalize killing gays, lesbians. 30000 people want him ...
Pao's Lawyer: She Did the Work, But Men Got the Credit
Ellen Pao's lawyer stood in front of a San Francisco jury next to a digital slide depicting the Scales of Justice. A feather rested on one side. In this case, attorney Alan Exelrod explained, all Pao had to do was prove that the scales tip one way ...
Lawyer for bookie: NHL should investigate itself
The lawyer for Paul Borrelli, a longtime local bookmaker involved in an offshore sports gambling operation, says the National Hockey League should be taking a look at itself. Borrelli plans to plead guilty April 16 to two criminal counts — illegal ...
Lisa Mearkle's lawyer says she was in a “life or death” situation
Mearkle had originally been denied bail, but her lawyer argued this killing was not malicious or premeditated and the president judge and commonwealth agreed. She has been released on $250,000 bail and will be required to wear an electronic monitoring ...
Lawyer: Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Sought Big Payout From Former Employer In ...
Lawyer: Reddit CEO Ellen Pao Sought Big Payout From Former Employer In ...
Defense lawyer indicates progress on plea deal in terrorism case against ...
Defense lawyer indicates progress on plea deal in terrorism case against ...