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My ADA Story: A Deafblind Lawyer Dismantling Digital Barriers
Haben Girma, a deafblind lawyer, introduced the President at a White House reception last week to mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This afternoon, she sent the following message to the White House email list, in ...
Lawyer: Colorado school didn't discriminate by blocking gay speech
A lawyer hired by a Colorado high school to investigate its decision to ban a valedictorian's commencement speech, in which the student had planned to come out as gay, said miscommunication was to blame for the move, not discrimination. Evan Young, 18 ...
Family of Samuel Dubose hires George Zimmerman's lawyer for Cincinnati case
Lawyers (have) been able to seat a jury in the Boston bombing case, the Aurora theater shooting and the Zimmerman case — despite trial publicity. And what about Samuel's rights? What about the larger social justice concerns? Hamilton County ...
Lawyer: HOF told Seau family that Sydney could speak
The Seau family members are OK with the Hall of Fame's policy on posthumously-inducted players. Unless they aren't. Seau family lawyer Steve Strauss has issued a statement to Daniel Kaplan of SportsBusiness Journal in which Strauss says Seau's family ...
Trump lawyer: he didn't rape Ivana because you "cannot rape your spouse"
Ivana Trump accused her husband of sexually violating her, and his lawyer has issued a series of insane threats to Daily Beast reporters, which they have published. “It is true,” Cohen added. “You cannot rape your spouse. And there's very clear case ...
Massachusetts: Bulger Wanted to Testify at His Trial, His Lawyer Argues
The lawyer for the former Boston mob boss James (Whitey) Bulger went before a three-judge federal panel in Boston on Monday to argue that the judge who blocked Mr. Bulger from claiming that a federal prosecutor had given him immunity for his crimes had ...
Lawyer urges Iran prison release for Post journalist
The lawyer for a Washington Post journalist facing trial in Iran on charges including espionage was quoted Tuesday urging for his release from prison following the nuclear accord between Tehran and world powers. The comments, however, did not give ...
UpCounsel raises $10M to grow on-demand lawyer platform
UpCounsel provides a screened network of lawyers that can help small-to-medium size companies get quick legal expertise when confronting issues like contracts, stock options or patents. For the companies, which pay UpCounsel a 3-15 percent commission ...
New Castle lawyer, S. Py woman charged with wiretap offenses
MERCER – A lawyer and a woman who allegedly sought to aid one of his clients have been charged with violating the state's wiretap law. Stanley T. Booker, 41, of New Castle, and Tamara L. Bucher, 26, of 3752 N. Hermitage Road, Pymatuning Township, ...
Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer Asks to Question Anonymous Tipster
A lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is asking a judge to let him question under oath a woman who called him anonymously and raised questions about a member of the jury that convicted his client of murder. James Sultan told ...
Trump's Lawyer Threatens To Drain Daily Beast Reporter's Bank Account
Lawyers for presidential front-runner Donald Trump are taking a page out of The Soprano's playbook with The Daily Beast for resurrecting nasty details involving an alleged rape that emerged during he and Ivana Trump's early 90s divorce case. The story ...
Trumps Lawyer Gives Rape Non-Apology
Michael Cohen, special counsel to the Trump Organization and a spokesman for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, gave a weak non-apology for saying “You cannot rape your spouse.” In a statement issued to CNN on Tuesday, Cohen said: “In my ...
Flavor Flav Fires 2nd Lawyer in New York Case; No Plea Deal
Entertainer Flavor Flav has fired his second lawyer in his New York traffic case and his plea deal is kaput. The rapper and reality TV star said Tuesday in a Mineola courtroom that he doesn't deserve a felony charge. There had been talk of a plea deal ...
Flavor Flav fires his 2nd lawyer in New York traffic case; lawyers say plea ...
Flavor Flav fires his 2nd lawyer in New York traffic case; lawyers say plea ...
Donald Trump's lawyer apologizes for saying "You cannot rape your spouse"
Donald Trump's lawyer apologized Tuesday for comments he made to a "Daily Beast" reporter saying, "You cannot rape your spouse." "Rarely am I surprised by the press, but the gall of this particular reporter to make such a reprehensible and false ...
Sidley Continues L.A. Expansion With Addition of Top Trial Lawyer and Leading ...
Sidley Continues L.A. Expansion With Addition of Top Trial Lawyer and Leading ...
Neulander's lawyer won previous juror misconduct appeal cited by local judge
Syracuse, NY -- Dr. Robert Neulander's lawyer has won a juror misconduct appeal before. In fact, the judge cited that very case Monday in denying the doctor's request for a new trial. Noted New York City lawyer Gerald Shargel took over Neulander's ...
Hernandez lawyer seeks permission to question tipster on juror misconduct
Via the Associated Press, lawyer James Sultan now knows the name of a tipster who claims that one of the jurors in the Odin Lloyd murder case participated in discussions about the other double murder case involving the former Patriots tight end. If ...
Lawyer For Detained Myanmar Student Activists Files Charges Against Police Chief
A Myanmar lawyer representing student activists who were jailed earlier this year during a protest over education policy that turned violent in the town of Letpadan filed charges on Tuesday against police commanders for the arbitrary detention of his ...
Bill Cosby's ability to 'read' sexual cues questioned by lawyer of gay accuser
The latest addition to Cosby's publicity team is Monique Pressley, a lawyer, ordained minister and motivational speaker who made a round of television appearances this month defending Cosby. She said his deposition shows no evidence he committed a ...
Lawyer: Computer glitch keeping bonded inmates in DeKalb jail
A computer glitch at the DeKalb County Jail is delaying the release of inmates who have posted bond, according to a lawyer trying to get his client freed. Maria Gomez-Rosales, 27, was arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge Friday after a family fight ...
Mom Throws Dream Party for Personal Injury Lawyer-Obsessed Toddler
To celebrate her son's first birthday, L'erin Dobra threw him a Mickey Mouse party. Planning out Grayson's second birthday party, Ms. Dobra chose a different theme, one that reflected her little boy's most passionate interest: New Orleans personal ...
Harper Lee's Lawyer Expands Role
MONROEVILLE, Ala.—Harper Lee's lawyer, Tonja Carter, is the author's chief spokeswoman and advocate. She is the trustee of Ms. Lee's estate and a partner in the firm where Ms. Lee's sister practiced law. Recently, Ms. Carter has taken on a new role: ...
Lawyer: Cosby to be deposed by Sept. 30
Bill Cosby will soon speak on at least one old allegation of sexual misconduct, according to attorney Gloria Allred. The celebrity lawyer represents plaintiff Judy Huth, who has accused Cosby of molesting her when she was 15. Allred says on Tuesday, a ...
Samuel Pisar Dies at 86; Lawyer and Adviser Survived Nazi Camps
Samuel Pisar, who survived Auschwitz as a boy to become a successful lawyer, an adviser to presidents and the creator of the text for Leonard Bernstein's symphony “Kaddish,” died on Monday in Manhattan. He was 86. His daughter Leah Pisar-Haas said the ...
Plaintiff's Lawyer: Bill Cosby Is Actually Not As Perceptive As He Thinks He Is
Constand's lawyer is also denying that: "Plaintiff sits quietly listening to descriptions fed to the media of celebrity parties and 'disco biscuits,' knowing that she never attended a celebrity party or requested to take a disco biscuit (or even heard ...
GM ignition-switch spin battle reignites with plaintiffs' lawyer
GM lost a bid to stop lawyers from circulating information about the recalls, obtained ahead of a January trial. The automaker said its chances for a fair hearing were being hurt by the publicity, but a judge ruled Friday that public interest in the ...
Lawyer buying Dearborn Street office building
A Chicago personal-injury lawyer is buying an 11-story office tower in the Loop, where his law firm will become the largest tenant. A venture led by Howard Ankin has a deal to acquire the 80,228-square-foot building at 10 N. Dearborn St. from suburban ...
Local lawyer elected to board
Niro has served as a past chair of the Young Lawyers Division of the ISBA and is currently vice-coordinator of the American Bar Association National Conferences Team. As part of the board of directors, Niro will serve a one-year term working on raising ...
Lawyer: Trump called me 'disgusting' over breast pump
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Lawyer: Trump called me 'disgusting' for request to pump breast milk
"She was attempting to breast feed -- to pump in the middle of a deposition, in a deposition room with five lawyers and was not excusing herself." Garten said Beck started to assemble the pump in the deposition room and "started to move the breast pump ...
Pension fight 'not over yet,' says lawyer representing police officers
WARWICK, R.I. – For the moment, there is no existing challenge to Rhode Island's controversial 2011 cuts in state workers pension benefits. “But it is not over yet,” said lawyer Gary Gentile, representing about 450 unionized police officers around the ...
The View From Up North: Prominent Canadian Lawyer Surrenders License To Practice
Meet lawyer Carman McClelland. He recently surrendered his license to practice in Ontario. The Law Society of Upper Canada went after him for a long list of complaints, including that he borrowed tens of thousands of dollars from his clients, filed ...
Trump yelled at 'disgusting' lawyer who had to pump breast milk for baby
WASHINGTON — Republican Donald Trump on Wednesday pushed back against a lawyer he had berated when she requested a break to pump breast milk for her infant, the latest controversial remark to emerge in his presidential campaign. Trump did not ...
Washington Lawyer Can Operate Marijuana Business
July 22 — Lawyers in the state of Washington—one of five U.S. jurisdictions that have legalized recreational cannabis use—are generally free to operate marijuana-related businesses and to engage in personal use of the drug, the Washington state bar ...
Ex-con accused in Bronx homeless shelter director's murder will get new court ...
Ex-con accused in Bronx homeless shelter director's murder will get new court ...
First Draft | Donald Trump Calls Lawyer in Breast-Pump Incident a 'Horrible ...
First Draft | Donald Trump Calls Lawyer in Breast-Pump Incident a 'Horrible ...
Disbarred Wake County lawyer arrested in New Hanover for impersonation
WHITEVILLE - A disbarred lawyer was arrested in a Columbus County court Tuesday, accused of impersonating another lawyer, Clerk of Court Jess Hill said Wednesday. Nicholas Andrew Stratas, 57, of Leland, was held briefly at the Columbus County ...
'Absolutely unwarranted,' lawyer says of cop's indictment
CINCINNATI — A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge for fatally shooting a motorist during a traffic stop 10 days ago, but his lawyer called such a severe charge "absolutely unwarranted." It's the first ...
Lawyer says lawsuit tries to muzzle Dave Roberts' critics
SAN DIEGO — The lawyer defending Supervisor Dave Roberts' former chief of staff Glynnis Vaughan said a lawsuit against his client is an attempt to muzzle one of the supervisor's critics as she raises a series of allegations about improprieties in the ...
Panel lets lawyer who forged documents keep license
Las Vegas suspended defense lawyer Brian Bloomfield is overcome with emotion as he appears in front of the State Bar of Nevada disciplinary board Friday, June 19, 2015, in Las Vegas. Bloomfield pleaded guilty to four criminal chargesÐtwo felonies and ...
Lawyer: Litvinenko poison may have harmed Londoners' health
LONDON (AP) - The killers of former Russian agent Alexander Litvinenko may have harmed the health of thousands of Londoners as they trailed radioactive polonium-210 around the city, a lawyer for British police said Thursday. Richard Horwell told an ...
How five simple strategies helped this unhappy lawyer make the switch to his ...
How five simple strategies helped this unhappy lawyer make the switch to his ...
Lawyer: No Charge yet for 2nd Zimbabwe Lion Killing Suspect
"We are still waiting for the state to charge him as no formal charges have yet to be laid against my client," his lawyer Tonderai Mukuku told Associated Press. "The Hwange office said it is liaising with the Harare office together with the police to ...
Disbarred Raleigh lawyer accused of impersonation in Columbus County
WHITEVILLE - A disbarred lawyer was arrested in a Columbus County court Tuesday, accused of impersonating another lawyer, Clerk of Court Jess Hill said Wednesday. Nicholas Andrew Stratas, 57, of Leland, was held briefly at the Columbus County ...
No charge yet for 2nd Zimbabwe lion killing suspect, lawyer says
"We are still waiting for the state to charge him as no formal charges have yet to be laid against my client," his lawyer Tonderai Mukuku told Associated Press. "The Hwange office said it is liaising with the Harare office together with the police to ...
Hogan's lawyer accuses Gawker of leaking content of tapes
“If National Enquirer quotes court documents that they could have obtained only from three sources, how did they get them?” questioned Hogan's lawyers. They requested for an electronic forensic investigation to explore if Gawker communicated with ...
Lawyer: Cop who shot unarmed man 'feared for his life'
The University of Cincinnati police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man during a traffic stop that was captured by a body camera video “feared for his life,” according to the cop's attorney. Stewart Mathews, who is representing officer Ray ...
Personal Injury Lawyer 'Flattered' To Be Theme Of Toddler's Birthday Party
The toddler celebrated his second birthday with a Morris Bart-themed party -- a nod to the personal injury lawyer whose ubiquitous television commercials have made him somewhat of a fixture in Louisiana. "I'm attorney Morris Bart" is a familiar sound ...
Kid obsessed with a personal injury lawyer has the best party ever
Kids have tons of obsessions, from dinosaurs to space to dolls. For 2-year-old Grayson Dobra, that obsession is a New Orleans personal injury lawyer. Morris Bart is a personal injury attorney in Louisiana with a set of catchy local commercials. It's ...