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Former TV host sues A-Rod's lawyer over owed money
A former TV personality says Alex Rodriguez's lawyer Joe Tacopina has stiffed her out of big bucks. In papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, former “20/20” host Catherine Crier says she was friends with Tacopina when he persuaded her to buy a ...
Poland risks breaching court ruling on CIA jail: lawyer
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland must de-classify details of an investigation into a secret CIA jail on its soil, or it will be in breach of a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling, a lawyer for a former inmate at the secret jail said. The court ruled ...
Kentucky, Louisville lawyer at odds over '40-0'
Last week, it sent a cease-and-desist letter to Louisville lawyer David Son, whose company is selling blue-and-white "40-0" T-shirts on his website, 40and0.com. In most cases, vendors like Son would walk away, but it's more complicated than that. Son ...
Ex-Bryan Cave lawyer charged for alleged role in scheme over Maxim magazine
NEW YORK • A New York lawyer was arrested on Wednesday for his alleged role in a scheme by the son of a former United Parcel Service Inc. executive to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars to finance the purchase of Maxim magazine, the lawyer's ...
Lawyer who didn't own Maxim magazine busted trying to sell Maxim magazine ...
Lawyer who didn't own Maxim magazine busted trying to sell Maxim magazine ...
NY lawyer charged for alleged role in scheme over Maxim magazine
Harvey Newkirk helped a former UPS exec's son fraudulently obtain millions of dollars to finance the purchase of Maxim magazine. A New York lawyer was charged on Wednesday over his alleged role in a scheme by a former United Parcel Service UPS ...
Lawyer: Bama should reinstate Jonathan Taylor
ATHENS — Kim Stephens, the attorney representing Jonathan Taylor on two cases pending before the Athens-Clarke County courts, said the University of Alabama should reinstate his client based on the latest developments in the case against him in ...
Woman Arrested in Murder of D.C. Lawyer in Donovan Hotel
D.C. Police have made an arrest in the murder of a lawyer found stabbed to death in an upscale District hotel room. A woman was taken into custody Wednesday morning, but no other information about the person was released, including whether the suspect ...
Lee Weinstein, 74: Respected lawyer, historian worked for veterans
During a law career that spanned more than five decades, Weinstein worked as a trial lawyer, a solicitor for the city of Sandy Springs, a senior attorney at the National Labor Relations Board and general counsel for several companies. He also provided ...
Washington, DC Police Arrest Suspect in Lawyer's Murder
Police in Washington, D.C., today arrested a woman in connection with the killing of a lawyer who was found stabbed to death inside a district hotel room. Police charged Jamyra Gallmon, 21, with first-degree felony murder while armed in connection with ...
Lawyer cites government theft charges in bid for Silk Road retrial
That two law enforcement agents allegedly stole Bitcoins while investigating the Silk Road underground marketplace indicates fundamental flaws in the government's February conviction of Ross Ulbricht as the mastermind of the operation, Ulbricht's ...
Landlord's Lawyer Blames Con Ed in East Village Explosion
A lawyer for the owner of two of the buildings in Manhattan's East Village that were destroyed by a deadly explosion last week tried to deflect blame away from the landlord on Wednesday and toward Consolidated Edison, the utility company that provided ...
EXCLUSIVE: $25K settlement for lawyer beaten by cops
Under the terms of the deal, Penley, 44, is getting $25,001 and his lawyers are getting $30,000. Penley, a fixture at the Occupy Wall Street protests, called the settlement a “moral victory” but said the police conduct has him concerned about ever ...
Lawyer hopes Crimson Tide reinstates Taylor
The lawyer for former Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor hopes that her client will be reinstated to the team after the woman who accused him of assault this past weekend has since recanted her statement to police. "I certainly would hope so," ...
Lawyer hopes Bama reinstates Taylor
The lawyer for former Alabama defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor hopes that her client will be reinstated to the team after the woman who accused him of assault this past weekend has since recanted her statement to police. "I certainly would hope so," ...
Robert Durst Due Back in Court As Lawyer Tries to Throw Out Arrest Warrant
Real estate heir and murder suspect Robert Durst appeared in a Louisiana courtroom today in a hearing where his attorneys planned to fight his arrest warrant issued in California. Durst faces charges in both states. In California, he is facing charges ...
Family, Lawyer Say Prominent Bahraini Activist Arrested
Prominent Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab was taken again into police custody on Thursday and could face new charges as he appeals an earlier conviction, his lawyer and family members said. Rajab is president of the Bahrain Center for Human ...
Woman charged with killing lawyer in DC hotel
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Washington have charged a 21-year-old woman in the stabbing death of a lawyer at an upscale hotel. Officers said in a news release that Jamyra Gallmon of Washington was arrested Wednesday. She is charged with ...
Family, lawyer say prominent Bahraini activist arrested
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Prominent Bahraini rights activist Nabeel Rajab was taken again into police custody on Thursday and could face new charges as he appeals an earlier conviction, his lawyer and family members said. Rajab is president of the ...
New Rochelle lawyer charged with helping con man in Maxim mag bid
NEW YORK – A lawyer accused of conspiring to help a con man in a ruse to borrow millions of dollars in a failed bid to buy Maxim magazine was arrested on Wednesday. Harvey Newkirk, a New Rochelle resident, was freed on $500,000 bail after appearing ...
Corruption Currents: HSBC's Indian Customers in Switzerland Told to Lawyer Up
His lawyer didn't return a call seeking comment; the other agent's lawyer said his client maintains his innocence. (Forbes, Fusion, NY TImes). Money Laundering: HSBC customers in India suspected of tax evasion have been given 30 days to nominate a ...
Rose lawyer has praise for Manfred's handling of situation so far
Pete Rose's lawyer Ray Genco said he is appreciative of baseball commissioner Rob Manfred's public stance regarding Rose, which includes a willingness to hear the quarter-century old case. But Genco continued to decline comment regarding a possible ...
Rapper Vanilla Ice in plea deal over Florida theft charge: lawyer
He's never really been in trouble like this before so obviously he was nervous," said defense lawyer Bradford Cohen of Fort Lauderdale. The rapper, whose real name is Robert Van Winkle, appeared in Palm Beach County Court on Thursday where he agreed ...
Suge Knight jailed under 'outrageous' restrictions: lawyer
Knight, 49, is being held "virtually incommunicado" on a murder charge in Los Angeles County jail after prosecutors convinced the court to curtail his contact with the outside world and set bail at a whopping $25 million, his lawyer Matthew Fletcher ...
Takisha Brown, former IRS ethics office lawyer, disbarred by D.C. Court of Appeals
A lawyer who worked in the IRS ethics office was disbarred Thursday by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, which concluded she misappropriated a client's funds from a case she handled in private practice, broke a number of ethics rules and ...
Mokena doctor charged with stalking lawyer
A Mokena physician faces criminal charges after sending disturbing letters to his ex-wife's divorce attorney and defacing the headstone on the grave of the attorney's deceased daughter, according to Will County sheriff's police. lRelated Threatening ...
Canada Diplomat's Son to Plead Not Guilty in Miami Shootout: Lawyer
The teenage son of a Canadian diplomat plans to plead not guilty if charges are brought against him after authorities say he was involved in a drug deal that ended with his brother and another man dead, his lawyer said Thursday. Curt Obront, the lawyer ...
Police: Woman held in DC lawyer's slaying planned only to rob him
Just two weeks before she was arrested, Jamyra Gallmon told a good friend that she was not the woman whose face had been captured on a D.C. hotel surveillance camera about the time a lawyer was fatally stabbed there, the friend said Thursday. “I ...
Manhattan lawyer suing former lover claiming he avoided fees
A Manhattan lawyer is suing her former lover, a Park Avenue doctor, for almost $3 million, claiming that he is a lying cheating cad — and a deadbeat to boot. Christine Anderson, 70, says she represented Dr. G. Peta Carrera around 1990 when a former ...
Bob Menendez pleads not guilty to corruption charges as lawyer assails ...
Bob Menendez pleads not guilty to corruption charges as lawyer assails ...
Lawyer: dementia may have played part in fatal wreck
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The attorney for a 72-year-old Maryland man accused of driving the wrong way on Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway and killing a motorcyclist in a head-on crash says his client may suffer from some sort of dementia and asked that his ...
Trooper's lawyer demands investigation
The lawyer for a state trooper stationed in Gilmer has asked the state's public integrity unit to launch a probe into what he calls a series of retaliatory acts against his client. The action was prompted by a photo circulating through social media and ...
Billy Joel's old lawyer gets pro bono job at Jazz at Lincoln Center
The former lawyer for Billy Joel is in a Lincoln Center state of mind. Arthur Indursky, an entertainment lawyer who has worked for stars including Mr. Joel and Spike Lee, was named senior special adviser to Jazz at Lincoln Center, the arts organization ...
Married DC Lawyer Reportedly Met Killer Through Gay-Sex Ad
Scandal Recap: Family Matters · Watch: Price Is Right Model Makes Winning a Car Supereasy for 1 Contestant · Married DC Lawyer Reportedly Met Killer Through Gay-Sex Ad · America Urgently Needs a History Lesson About the Confederate Flag · Being ...
Mozilla Lawyer Talks Law Firm Cybersecurity
Denelle Dixon-Thayer joined Mozilla in 2012 as an associate general counsel and has since risen to the position of senior vice president of business and legal affairs in which her responsibilities include business development, public policy and ...
Geneva man convicted of lying to get free lawyer in child porn case
Syracuse, N.Y. -- A Geneva man has been convicted of lying about his finances to get a free lawyer to defend him against child pornography charges. Joseph Jenkins, 45, was found guilty Wednesday of perjury following a jury trial in federal court in ...
On Senator Menendez: His Lawyer Responds
To the Editor: Re “Step Down, Senator Robert Menendez” (editorial, April 3): In calling for Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey to resign based on untested charges written by prosecutors, you do not appreciate that the presumption of innocence in ...
Religious conservatives are the targets of discrimination, lawyer says
Jordan Lorence is a veteran attorney who in 2006 represented a female photographer in one of the cases widely cited in the “religious freedom" law debate this week. From his office in Washington, he has watched the events in Indiana and Arkansas and ...
Breaking the lawyer mental health taboo
In my experience, lawyers avoid any discussion of mental health issues among colleagues. Maybe it's the bravado associated with the legal profession or that we are marketing our brainpower to clients that makes the subject particularly taboo. I have ...
This Harvard Startup Wants to Get You an Affordable Lawyer in a Few Clicks
Meanwhile, he needed to seek out a lawyer to not only deal with insurance complications, but also get exceptions from his school as he was failing out of classes. Luckily, both of his parents happen to be lawyers. But the whole process left him ...
DC police: Lawyer met killer through Craigslist
The 21-year-old woman arrested in connection with the homicide of attorney and Cincinnati-area native David Messerschmitt first made contact with him through a Craigslist ad he posted the day of his homicide, according to Washington, D.C., court ...
Murdered DC lawyer used alias on Craigslist postings
There is new information in the murder of a D.C. lawyer found stabbed to death in February inside an upscale hotel. Postings on a news website that serves the gay community suggest David Messerschmitt had been using Craigslist to meet other men for ...
Convicted Falls gunman given last chance to get new lawyer
“I called three or four lawyers and a couple of them came down,” said Sylvester, who has been jailed since the jury verdict in his case. “But it just wasn't working out.” Sylvester told Murphy he believes he has found an attorney to take his case, but ...
Editorial: Sheldon Silver's lawyer's chutzpah
“At bottom, what the Government objects to in this case is not actual federal crimes but rather longstanding features of New York state government that the U.S. Attorney finds distasteful.” In their brief seeking dismissal of corruption charges, Silver ...
Lawyer's fee in CHP beating case sparks courtroom drama, divided loyalties
Harper and the state's lawyers returned to Wright's courtroom in March. This time, the judge pressed Harper about the first time she met Pinnock and prodded her about whether she thought Pinnock was mentally competent; his back and forth with the ...
Hutcheson Says Its Own Lawyer Was Secretly Sharing Information With Erlanger
Hutcheson Medical Center claims in a new filing in its ongoing litigation with Erlanger Health Systems that it recently found that its own attorney in 2011 "was secretly and repeatedly sharing HMC's privileged and confidential information with Erlanger ...
Jay Edelson, the Class-Action Lawyer Who May Be Tech's Least Friended Man
Mr. Edelson, 42, is a class-action lawyer. He is also, if not the most hated person in Silicon Valley, very close to it. His firm, Edelson PC, specializes in suing technology companies, claiming privacy violations. He has gone after pretty much every ...
Religious conservatives targets of discrimination, lawyer says
Religious conservatives targets of discrimination, lawyer says. Originally published April 4, 2015 at 3:52 pm. An attorney for a religious-based legal lobbying group said the threshold for denying services in a religious-objection case, is whether the ...
Prominent lawyer remembered as a beloved mentor to many
He rose to become a fifth-generation lawyer and partner in Liddell Sapp Zively and LaBoon. The Houston firm was the predecessor to Locke Lord Bissell whose staff would increase 100 fold over the course of his career. Today the full-service practice is ...
Lawyers say Jacko paid $200M in hush money to 'victims'
Wade Robson and James Safechuck may accomplish what countless prosecutors could not: prove in court that Michael Jackson was a serial child molester. The purported victims must first overcome a major hurdle — both their legal claims were filed more ...