Home > Legal News

Legal News 06/2015 (Page 3)



You won't believe what freed, jihadi-lovin' lawyer Lynne Stewart is up to…
From the Manhattan Institute's Matthew Hennessey in the New York Daily News: Disbarred terror lawyer Lynne Stewart was granted compassionate release from federal prison in December 2013. Her doctors argued then that her “incurable, terminal” breast ...
Appeals court orders new trial for Chicago-area lawyer convicted in 2011 tax ...
Appeals court orders new trial for Chicago-area lawyer convicted in 2011 tax ...
Lawyer In 'Gay Cure' Trial Says Satan Is Behind Gay Rights Movement
JERSEY CITY -- In a first-of-its-kind legal challenge to gay conversion therapy, the lawyer defending this controversial practice has taken pains to assert that his clients do not judge people for being gay, but simply offer their services to those gay ...
Judge allows 'someone else did it' defense in Lee's Summit lawyer's murder trial
One day before the start of the trial, a judge on Monday cleared the way for a “someone else did it” defense in the case of a Lee's Summit lawyer accused of killing her millionaire father and his girlfriend. Susan Elizabeth Van Note, 48, is charged ...
Feds: Immigration lawyer continued to practice after fraud arrest
Prosecutors have filed a motion to revoke the Irving lawyer's pretrial release. A magistrate judge was scheduled to hear that request Monday but granted the defense a one-week delay because Thawer just hired a new attorney. Thawer was suspended from ...
Lawyer Chris Cuomo can make a good case for journalism; Miley Cyrus is ...
Lawyer Chris Cuomo can make a good case for journalism; Miley Cyrus is ...
Lawyer who held up badly needed settlement money finally turns in report on ...
Lawyer who held up badly needed settlement money finally turns in report on ...
The Lawyer Taking Down Rapist Priests
There Adamson is refusing to say how many victims there were during his three decades as a clerical-collar criminal. If that seems like too much, like a lawyer taking a victory lap after defeating an already defeated old man, know that Adamson doesn't ...
Triathlete-lawyer 'Pinoy Aquaman' to swim Chesapeake Bay
WASHINGTON — A 38-year-old environmental lawyer from the Philippines Tuesday will try to swim solo across the Chesapeake Bay. “This is my first open water swim in the Atlantic Ocean. Swim is to promote Clean Seas & Beaches in the Philippines,” ...
Lawyer: Third Chester suspect in murder for hire plot to plead guilty
The alleged broker between three Chester teens in January 2013 who conspired in a murder-for hire plot to kill the grandmother of one of them is expected to plead guilty Wednesday and be sentenced along with the victim's grandson who hatched the ...
Lawyer: 'Versailles' daughter struggled with drugs pre-death
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 18-year-old daughter of the stars of the "Queen of Versailles" documentary had struggled with an addiction to a drug used to control her seizures before she died last weekend, a family attorney said Tuesday. Victoria Siegel ...
Lawyer: 'Versailles' Daughter Struggled With Drugs Pre-Death
They have seven other children together, and they had planned to take a family cruise this week, the lawyer said. "They are hurt, deeply wounded and they are grieving," Marder said in the statement. "Victoria was a beautiful spirit with a wonderful ...
Kalief Browder's Lawyer Paul Prestia Says Incarceration Was 'Direct Cause' Of ...
Kalief Browder's Lawyer Paul Prestia Says Incarceration Was 'Direct Cause' Of ...
Lawyer argues Ohio shouldn't get second chance to execute teen's killer
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A lawyer for a man the state once tried to execute for murdering a 14-year-old girl told the Ohio Supreme Court Tuesday that trying to kill him a second time would violate the man's constitutional rights against cruel and unusual ...
Aurora VA: Top VA lawyer retires amid investigation of hospital debacle
AURORA, CO - APRIL 24: U.S. senators and other law makers plan to visit Aurora to inspect the new VA hospital construction site, April 24, 2015. The hospital's $604 million construction budget and now is expected to cost $1.73 billion. (RJ Sangosti ...
Lawyer's theory about baby stealing in St. Louis suffers another blow
ST. LOUIS • In the months since a Clayton lawyer suggested that a baby-stealing ring might have operated decades ago out of this city's historic African-American hospital, hundreds have come forward to ask whether they, too, were falsely told that ...
Lawyer convicted of killing bicyclist accused of having medication in jail
Lawyer convicted of killing bicyclist accused of having medication in jail. Attorney charged. Orange County District Attorney's Office. Hasti Fakhrai-Bayrooti, 41, faces a felony drug possession charge after Orange County jail officials found her in ...
Teen's lawyer seeks dismissal of manslaughter charge
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — A recent high school graduate accused of encouraging a friend to take his own life was back in court Tuesday. In a brief pretrial hearing, a lawyer for Michelle Carter filed a motion to dismiss the involuntary manslaughter ...
The Lawyer Who Invented a Way to Take Cash From Accident Victims
The Kentucky lawyer is the father of a little-known but burgeoning industry that helped insurers like Aetna Inc. and Kaiser Permanente recover at least $3.5 billion in 2014 alone from policyholders hurt by someone else's negligence. A growing body of ...
'They have blood on their hands,' lawyer says, blames prosecutor's office for ...
'They have blood on their hands,' lawyer says, blames prosecutor's office for ...
Lawyer questions intrusiveness of Pinellas Sheriff's car burglary prevention ...
Lawyer questions intrusiveness of Pinellas Sheriff's car burglary prevention ...
Lawyer tries to get pet pig to run for mayor
FLINT, Mich. — A lawyer who wanted to enter his pet pig into the Flint mayoral race is calling off the effort. Michael Ewing started the “Giggles the Pig for Flint Mayor” campaign after learning that a mix-up by Flint's clerk threatened to keep ...
Lawyer: Chicago woman in Indonesia prison considers asking local family to ...
Lawyer: Chicago woman in Indonesia prison considers asking local family to ...
Former NCAA football player fires lawyer in class-action concussion lawsuit
In a statement released through the National College Players Association, Arrington said his lawyer Joseph Siprut didn't keep him informed and didn't keep his best interests in mind. "The preliminary settlement is completely unacceptable and I never ...
McKinney Cop's Lawyer Says He's Sorry For Pool Party Response
The Texas police officer captured on video using force on teenagers at an unruly pool party apologized Wednesday, saying through his lawyer that his nerves were frayed after responding to two suicide calls. The apology came a day after the officer ...
Texas Officer Was Under Stress When He Arrived at Pool Party, Lawyer Says
HOUSTON — The police officer in McKinney, Tex., who resigned after a cellphone video was circulated showing him shoving a black teenager in a bikini to the ground outside a pool party offered an apology Wednesday through his lawyer, who tried to ...
South Bay court voids murder charge over lawyer's falsehood
Without objections from Zapata's lawyer, the prosecutor repeated those words twice more, once at the end of his argument just before the jury began deliberations, the court said. An expert witness had testified that “scrap” was a vicious insult to ...
Lawyer Indicted in California 'Birth Tourism' Probe
SANTA ANA, Calif.—An Orange County lawyer has been indicted after authorities say he tried to help a Chinese witness in a birth tourism probe flee the U.S.. The U.S. attorney's office says Ken Liang was indicted Wednesday in Santa Ana on charges of ...
Lawyer: Sledgehammer Was Alleged Quadruple Killing Weapon
Prosecutors are expected to claim a Southern California man used a sledgehammer to kill a family of four whose bodies were found years later in shallow desert graves, but there isn't a shred of physical evidence tying him to the crime scenes, a defense ...
Lawyer says prosecutors allege sledgehammer was used to kill Southern ...
Lawyer says prosecutors allege sledgehammer was used to kill Southern ...
EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer drops discrimination suit against Williamsburg bakery after ...
EXCLUSIVE: Lawyer drops discrimination suit against Williamsburg bakery after ...
Jake Heller: Casetext founder. Lawyer. Board game connoisseur.
They stayed in Boston for a few years, and he worked as a lawyer at Ropes & Gray LLP. Heller loved his job, but there was an idea that he'd had since the beginning of law school that kept nagging him. Something Heller had always been passionate about ...
Lawyer: Man Charged With Animal Cruelty Was Justified In Shooting Own Dog ...
Lawyer: Man Charged With Animal Cruelty Was Justified In Shooting Own Dog ...
Woman sues lawyer after husband kills himself over cut off disablity benefits
Ned Pillersdorf, Emma Burchett's lawyer, said Leroy Burchett had "socially isolated himself" after receiving the letter from the Social Security Administration and didn't know about the publicity. "Moreover, the publicity was all designed to let folks ...
Lawyer: Suicide calls took toll on Texas officer
A Texas police officer had answered back-to-back suicide calls and was fraught with emotion when he responded to a report of a fight at a pool party where he wrestled a black teenage girl to the ground, his lawyer said Wednesday, hours after activists ...
McKinney Officer Apologizes, Girl's Lawyer Wants Investigation to Continue
The attorney for the teenage girl seen being tossed to the ground by a police officer in a now-viral video in McKinney says they will wait for the city to investigate, but some groups supporting the teen want more action now. (Published Wednesday, Jun ...
Tense Exchange Between Lawyer for Orphanage Founder, Accuser
The lawyer for an orphanage founder accused of sexually abusing boys in Haiti has gotten into a heated confrontation with the man's chief accuser, shouting "Shut up!" as the sides met in Maine for a deposition in a defamation lawsuit. The tense ...
Charlestown lawyer charged in boating accident out on bail
Urbelis, a lawyer and part owner of the Julep Bar in the Financial District, had his bail reduced from $75,000 to $10,000. Prosecutors said at that time they were still investigating the sequence of events that led to the woman's injuries.. Urbelis has ...
Lawyer who won against Google takes privacy case to Brussels
BRUSSELS, June 11 (Reuters) - The lawyer who last year forced Google to remove links to defamatory information about him worldwide, is now hoping to convince the European Commission to introduce rules to make it easier for others to remove harmful ...
Lawyer: Mother 'feels sorry' for SGF officer who shot son
The mother of an unarmed Springfield man shot and killed by police in February isn't putting all the blame on the officer who pulled the trigger and she actually "feels sorry" for him, according to her lawyer. Bill Robb, who represents Michael Ireland ...
Accuser, orphanage founder's lawyer have confrontation in Portland
His lawyers hold Kendrick's email and blog campaign responsible for his arrest in Haiti last September. Criminal charges against Geilenfeld were dropped in April in Haiti before a new trial was ordered last month. Geilenfeld said Kendrick's accusations ...
Ex-McKinney officer's lawyer tells his side of pool party incident
MCKINNEY, Texas — You've heard a lot about the McKinney cop involved in that pool party incident. For the first time, we're hearing his side of the story, kinda, through his lawyer. “While police work is often dangerous, it is often fraught with ...
Texas Lawyer Alleges GM, Outside Law Firm Conspired to Cover Up Faulty ...
Texas Lawyer Alleges GM, Outside Law Firm Conspired to Cover Up Faulty ...
Fearing Mafia Retribution, Lawyer Drops Lawsuit Against Fortunato Brothers
It seems that the day after filing the suit, the lawyer was informed (possibly by the Daily News itself) that the co-owner of the bakery, Mario Fortunato, was possibly affiliated with the Genovese crime family. He had been convicted in of murdering a ...
Lawyer: Student guilty of terrorism is gifted student, high achiever
The 17-year-old honors student who plead guilty Thursday to assisting the Islamic State's recruiting campaign was an avid competitor in robotics contests and the founder of a community service club. Ali Shukri Amin, one of the youngest Americans to ...
Lawyer: No DNA on gun from alleged killer of Chester city councilman
Christopher Moore, 19, is accused of being the one who shot and killed Odell Williams in Chester last fall. However, Thursday in court his lawyer, William Fricke, said there's little evidence to show that Moore did it. "You have a self-serving ...
Pelicans owner has estate lawyer, psychiatrist testify
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The estate lawyer who helped Tom Benson oust his daughter and her two children from ownership positions with the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans concluded his testimony Thursday in a trial examining Benson's mental ...
Lawyer: Texas 'pool party' cop was shaken by earlier calls
The police officer in McKinney, Texas, shown throwing a teenage girl to the ground and pulling a gun on her friends had earlier responded to two suicide calls, his lawyer said. The officer resigned from the department this week after the pool party ...
Lawyer Denies Claims Plum Resource Officer Knew Of Alleged Inappropriate ...
Lawyer Denies Claims Plum Resource Officer Knew Of Alleged Inappropriate ...
Bronx woman, accused of attacking victim with tire iron, had no such weapon ...
Bronx woman, accused of attacking victim with tire iron, had no such weapon ...