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Officer's lawyer: SLED missed bullets at Walter Scott scene - Independent Mail
The lawyer for a North Charleston police officer charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed motorist after a traffic stop said state police missed two bullets found by private investigators at the shooting scene two weeks later. Michael Slager's ...
Nick Gordon Hires Legal Team Headed By Famed Casey Anthony Lawyer Jose ...
Nick Gordon Hires Legal Team Headed By Famed Casey Anthony Lawyer Jose ...
Donald Trump Set to Take "Action Against NBC," His Lawyer Tells CNN
Donald Trump may pursue litigation against NBC, his lawyer told CNN on Sunday. Alan Garten, general counsel of the Trump Organization, said on Reliable Sources that the real estate mogul is deciding how to respond after NBC ended its relationship with ...
Donald Trump's lawyer: NBC in 'breach' on Miss Universe contract
Donald Trump "will be taking action against NBC" in an arbitration that both sides have agreed to, his top attorney says. The attorney, Alan Garten, accused NBC of violating the terms of a contract with the Miss Universe Organization, which Trump and ...
Donald Trump's Lawyer Threatens 'Action Against NBC' for Dropping Miss USA ...
Donald Trump's Lawyer Threatens 'Action Against NBC' for Dropping Miss USA ...
Schools, Parents Lawyer Up Over After-School Clubs
(Newser) – Parents and school officials in New Zealand have turned to lawyers over the question of which students will be allowed into school musicals and sports clubs, the New Zealand Herald reports. The news that school principals, government ...
104-year-old Jacksonville lawyer dies peacefully on July 4 at home
An almost 104-year-old Jacksonville man died peacefully in his home Saturday, according to his family. Maurice W. “Maury” Goldstein earned his law degree in 1935 at the University of Florida before he began practicing law in Jacksonville. He didn't ...
Lawyer Paul Hansmeier goes on a suspicious suing spree
Her focus is to increase access for Minnesotans with disabilities, but she can't support a lawyer whose primary motivation seems to be generating attorney's fees. The ADA requires that businesses continuously upgrade their facilities if it's readily ...
Disciplined judge's lawyer says "criminal investigation" is over a summary ...
Disciplined judge's lawyer says "criminal investigation" is over a summary ...
Memorial Ceremony Planned For Noted Local Lawyer
TOPEKa, Kan. (WIBW)-- A memorial ceremony will be held Tuesday to remember a well known Topeka lawyer, who passed away last week. The memorial ceremony is for James Caplinger, who died last Sunday. Caplinger was appointed as Securities ...
Torres: A civil lawyer without the punchline
With apologies to my lawyer friends, one does not often associate the word 'civil' with the word 'attorney.' Even rarer is any association between civility and a New York attorney. I can probably rattle off a million lawyer jokes and you know what ...
Lawyer accused of smuggling phone into jail sentenced to two years of probation
The first was Amy Newby of Jacksonville, who's currently serving a 15-month federal prison term for fraud in a case in which Mitchell was a co-defendant. She met Mitchell in 2010 when he called her from the Duval County jail, needing a lawyer to ...
Lawyer Seriously Injured After Bomb Explodes At Firm
Perhaps they received a bad result as a client, or perhaps the bills were simply too high; whatever the case may be, some people hate lawyers so much that they're willing to commit murder to avenge all of their grievances. This seems to be what ...
Ken Paxton, Texas' Top Lawyer, Ignores the Law. Again.
Paul Burka, longtime dean of the capitol press corps, lately emerged from sort-of retirement to call Paxton "a mediocrity, a lawyer who appears to have little respect for the law." And ever since Paxton encouraged government workers to deny same-sex ...
It's War! Kourtney Kardashian Hires Lawyer To Get Primary Custody Of Kids ...
It's War! Kourtney Kardashian Hires Lawyer To Get Primary Custody Of Kids ...
Even the lawyers now have lawyers at the embattled Port Authority
The Port Authority's top lawyer, his deputy and at least one staff attorney are among 15 people whose legal bills are being paid by the agency in connection with investigations that have surfaced in the wake of the George Washington Bridge lane closure ...
Lawyer accused in DUI setup puts St. Petersburg home on market for $2.9 million
A Tampa lawyer who has defended other attorneys accused of professional conduct said Bar cases can be "phenomenally expensive'' "It would be surprising to me if the defense (of Adams, Diaco and Filthaut) hadn't strapped everybody involved,'' said Scott ...
Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino's lawyer wants off tax fraud case
NEWARK — Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's lawyer says he no longer wants to defend the former "Jersey Shore" star against tax fraud charges because he's not being paid. U.S. District Court Judge Susan Wigenton on Monday set July 21 for a hearing to ...
The Latest: Janice Dickinson's lawyer seeks Cosby apology
The lawyer for model Janice Dickinson says "now we know why" Bill Cosby has failed to appear for a deposition in her defamation lawsuit against him. Dickinson sued him in May, saying denials made by the comedian's representatives after she accused him ...
JP Morgan Taps New Top Lawyer
Stacey Friedman, the senior lawyer for J.P. Morgan's investment bank since she joined the firm in 2012, will succeed Stephen Cutler as general counsel early next year, the bank said Monday. Mr. Cutler, a former regulator, is moving into an advisory ...
Former lawyer admits to cutting throat of family dog
James Stewart Robinson, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree cruelty to a dog or cat, a class C felony, and one count of third-degree domestic violence. Robinson is to get probation under a plea deal with Assistant St. Clair County District ...
The Latest: Accuser's lawyers say Cosby words support claims
A lawyer for a woman who says Bill Cosby drugged and assaulted her when she was 19 says the unsealing of portions of his 2005 testimony is a "significant and positive step." Therese Serignese went public with the allegations last November. She says ...
FSU Quarterback De'Andre Johnson Was Provoked, Lawyer Says
The Florida State University quarterback seen on video punching a woman in the face was fighting back after being provoked, his lawyer told NBC News. De'Andre Johnson, 19, has been charged with battery following the June 24 incident at a Tallahassee ...
Grid Kid Slayer's lawyer wants to question Brooklyn prosecutor on witness
The lawyer for the so-called Grid Kid Slayer wants a Brooklyn prosecutor to answer more questions about a key witness she wrongly portrayed as a good guy, the Daily News has learned. In January, Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson announced he was standing ...
Nick Gordon Hires Casey Anthony's Lawyer, Is 'Excited' for Civil Trial
Gordon has hired his own attorney to defend him, none other than Casey Anthony's lawyer Jose Baez. The defense attorney became infamous after he managed to get Anthony acquitted for her daughter's murder despite a mountain of evidence supporting ...
Bill Cosby Deposition Could Help Accusers' Cases, Lawyers Say
PHILADELPHIA— Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he was pursuing for sex could bolster defamation claims lodged by his accusers, the women's lawyers said after the Associated Press reported on newly released ...
Chloe Goins' lawyer says criminal investigation into Bill Cosby ongoing ...
Chloe Goins' lawyer says criminal investigation into Bill Cosby ongoing ...
Ex-JCPS central office lawyer withdraws alternate teaching certification request
(WDRB) -- An ex-central office lawyer whose job was eliminated by Jefferson County Public Schools and then had a new $84,000 teaching job created for her withdrew her "extensive application" seeking alternate certification on Monday, the same day the ...
Tampa Lawyer Gives Away Free House
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Caption Contest: This Lawyer's Ride Is In Desperate Need Of Some Pimping
With Biglaw firms recording record profits year after year, and with the public's general presumption that all attorneys are rich, you'd expect that most lawyers would be driving expensive and pristine new cars. Unfortunately, that's not the case. Not ...
Bill Cosby Drug Admission “A Game Changer”, Janice Dickinson's Lawyer Says ...
Bill Cosby Drug Admission “A Game Changer”, Janice Dickinson's Lawyer Says ...
Lawyer: woman hurled racial slurs prior to ex-FSU QB's punch
The woman raised her fist and shouted “racial epithets” at Johnson when the player accidentally made contact when he was walking up to the bar, lawyer Jose Baez told NBC News. Johnson “tried to deescalate the situation” but the woman “kneed him in the ...
De'Andre Johnson was provoked by woman's racial epithets, lawyer says
Former Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson's attorney, Jose Baez, told NBC News on Tuesday that his 19-year-old client punched a woman in the face after she called him racial epithets and provoked him. Johnson, a redshirt freshman from ...
Two fans hurt in Coke Zero 400 wreck retain lawyer
Two race fans struck by debris from the last-lap wreck in Sunday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway have retained an attorney to represent them. Orlando-based attorney Matt Morgan confirmed to ESPN.com on Tuesday that he has been ...
Tyga Reportedly Sent D*ck Pics To Transgender Model -- But His Lawyer Is ...
Tyga Reportedly Sent D*ck Pics To Transgender Model -- But His Lawyer Is ...
San Francisco Pier Shooting Suspect Francisco Sanchez Meant No Harm ...
San Francisco Pier Shooting Suspect Francisco Sanchez Meant No Harm ...
Las Vegas lawyer Adam Kutner sues over 'defamatory and offending' Internet posts
Las Vegas lawyer Adam Kutner has filed a new lawsuit against Google Inc. in his attempt to remove “defamatory and offending postings” about him from the Internet. Kutner's 2013 lawsuit against a blogger known only as Legal Eagle was dismissed earlier ...
Woman's Lawyer May Ask Judge to Unseal More Bill Cosby Testimony
The woman whose lawsuit led a federal judge Monday to unseal a 2005 deposition in which Bill Cosby testified that he gave a woman drugs before sex may ask the judge to unseal all of Cosby's testimony, sources told NBC News on Tuesday. Dolores Troiani ...
Canadian man charged in letter-bombing barrage that wounded ex-wife's lawyer
A Canadian man seeking vengeance bombed one lawyer and mailed explosives to his ex-wife and law firms involved in a bitter legal battle between the former couple, authorities said. Guido Amsel, 49, of Winnipeg shipped at least three of the potentially ...
Lawyer says De'Andre Johnson was provoked
The ability of De'Andre Johnson to ever get to the NFL depends initially on his ability to get into another college football program. His lawyer, Jose Baez, has begun the process of trying to rebuild Johnson's image toward that end. Baez, who helped ...
Rich teen's lawyer mom missed deadline to sue over booze arrest
Privileged 18-year-old Winnifred Bonjean-Alpart and her wealthy trial-lawyer mom, Jennifer Bonjean, need a judge's permission to pursue the case because they missed a deadline to file suit against the city. The Packer Collegiate grad had argued she was ...
Lawyer Challenges Hawaii AG Over Mauna Kea Access
The Mauna Kea Visitors Center and the Mauna Kea Access Road remain closed. Photo taken July 3rd. HONOLULU – The attorney for the Mauna Kea Hui claiming to have been “denied access to exercise their religious, cultural and traditional practices on ...
Hip-Hop Lawyer Julian Petty Keeps L.A.'s Top Rappers From Signing Shady Deals
Labels passed. A subsequent group, Squad 44D, auditioned for almost every New York imprint, but no deal surfaced. So Petty enrolled at Howard University and procured an internship at Def Jam. “I learned how integral lawyers are in the music business ...
Polarizing pension lawyer dies while awaiting sentence
Ronald Zajac, the powerful and polarizing former top lawyer of the city's pension funds, died Monday while awaiting a possible decades-long prison sentence for helping corrupt the Detroit retirement system. Zajac, 71, who had suffered several health ...
'Watcher' suit shouldn't have gone public, homeowners' lawyer says
WESTFIELD – Before a news media blitz shined a spotlight on the lawsuit about a mysterious, self-dubbed "Watcher" stalking a home, a lawyer representing the owners of the house pleaded with a judge to have case closed from public view. Lee Levitt, the ...
Lawyer for father of slain 7-year-old downplays alleged gang ties
Antonio Brown, center, whose 7-year-old son, Amari, was shot and killed July 4, 2015, arrives at Leighton Criminal Court Building on July 8 for a status hearing on an unrelated gun charge. Antonio Brown, center, whose 7-year-old son, Amari, was shot ...
De'Andre Johnson's lawyer said woman yelled racial slurs
Florida State quarterback De'Andre Johnson scrambles with offensive lineman Anthony Valdes in tow in the second half of Florida State Garnet & Gold spring college football game in Tallahassee. Jose Baez, the attorney for former First Coast High ...
Canada Lawyer Wants Chinese Man's Extradition Case Postponed
The Canadian lawyer for a Chinese businessman who is facing extradition to the United States for allegedly stealing American military secrets wants his client's case postponed indefinitely. Greg DelBigio said Wednesday that a shortage of Royal Canadian ...
Outspoken lawyer for West Morris-Mendham teacher scolded
A lawyer for a suspended West Morris Mendham High School teacher accused of having sex with one student and sexting with two others was sternly ordered by a judge Wednesday to quit denigrating the charges and prosecutors in out-of-court comments to ...
Lawyer: Wilson Building lawsuit is 'desperate attempt to disparage' Tim ...
Lawyer: Wilson Building lawsuit is 'desperate attempt to disparage' Tim ...