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Patrick Kane accuser's lawyer: Evidence bag left on doorstep
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The lawyer for a woman alleging she was sexually assaulted by Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane said Wednesday that an empty evidence bag was improperly left in the doorway of the woman's mother's home. Thomas Eoannou ...
Lawyer Charged With Soliciting A Bribe… To Pay Off Student Loans
The plight of student debt manifests itself in many ways, but a lawyer and federal agent soliciting a bribe from a marijuana peddler to get the Sallie Mae (probably) monkey off his back is one for the books. It's bad enough to walk out of school tens ...
Co-defendant called 'liar' by defense lawyer
BLOOMINGTON — The defense lawyer for a Bloomington man charged with murder offered a blunt opinion Wednesday of the testimony of a co-defendant in the beating death of a homeless man. "Can I be honest with you? I think you're a liar and a coward," ...
Kane accuser's lawyer claims mishandling of rape kit evidence
Attorney Thomas J. Eoannou speaks to reporters in Buffalo and displays what he claims to be an mishandled evidence bag containing a rape kit administered to Patrick Kane's sexual assault accuser. articlePara - html? An attorney for the woman who has ...
Lawyer seeks to send VW civil suits to federal court in California
NEW YORK (Reuters) -- At least two dozen civil lawsuits accusing Volkswagen of misleading customers by designing some diesel models to cheat on U.S. emissions tests should be sent to California federal court, a lawyer in one such case said in a motion ...
Lawyer for Kane accuser: Evidence bag secretly left in door
Thomas J. Eoannou, a lawyer for a woman alleging she was sexually assaulted by Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, holds up what he says is an empty evidence bag that was improperly left in the doorway of the woman's mother's home, during a ...
Irving clockmaker's family hires lawyer to investigate 'hoax bomb' charge
Two little-known lawyers announced Wednesday that they've been hired to investigate police treatment of Irving's most famous teenager. Ahmed Mohamed's family has retained Thomas Bowers, the attorney told reporters Wednesday in the top-floor office of a ...
Elizabeth Fink, lawyer who fought for Attica inmates, dies
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Elizabeth Fink, the firebrand lawyer who fought tirelessly for justice for inmates at the violent 1971 Attica prison riot, has died. Fink, 70, died Tuesday in New York City, according to her close friend and former law partner Sarah ...
AP Exclusive: Leading China rights lawyer speaks, says he was tortured again ...
AP Exclusive: Leading China rights lawyer speaks, says he was tortured again ...
Defense lawyer on police tactics in major drug case: 'They had all these ...
Defense lawyer on police tactics in major drug case: 'They had all these ...
Lawyer says judge catered to Ann Arbor voters in dismissing gun lawsuit ...
Lawyer says judge catered to Ann Arbor voters in dismissing gun lawsuit ...
Lawyer for Patrick Kane accuser: Evidence bag secretly left in door
Thomas J. Eoannou, a lawyer for a woman alleging she was sexually assaulted by Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, holds up what he says is an empty evidence bag that was improperly left in the doorway of the woman's mother's home, during a ...
Accuser's Lawyer in Patrick Kane Rape Case Claims Evidence Was Mishandled
The lawyer hired to represent a woman who claims she was raped by hockey star Patrick Kane has alleged that evidence in the case may have been tampered with. The Chicago Blackhawks right winger is accused of assaulting a woman at his home in ...
Florida Supreme Court wants new rule on lawyer referrals
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – The Florida Supreme Court is asking the Florida Bar to prepare a rule that would ban lawyers from using for-profit client referral services that aren't owned by lawyers. The court issued its order on Thursday, citing problems ...
Lawyer gets suspension for blog posts about 'feeding frenzy' of connected lawyers
An Illinois lawyer who blogged about a probate case has been suspended because of her posts alleging a “feeding frenzy” of court-connected lawyers in Chicago's “sleazy world of probate.” The lawyer, JoAnne Marie Denison, was suspended for three years, ...
“If you are a lawyer, don't write this stuff. … If you hire lawyers, don't ...
“If you are a lawyer, don't write this stuff. … If you hire lawyers, don't ...
Former defense lawyer sentenced on meth conviction
SUSPENSION WITH THIS CASE. VICKI: SHE WAS ONCE A PROMINENT LAWYER IN SOUTHERN INDIANA BUT TODAY, SHE W METH CHARGES. A JUDGE IN HARRISON COUNTY SENTENCED LEAH FINK TO 8 YEARS. WLK-Y'S MARK VANDERHOFF ...
Elizabeth Fink, Lawyer for Attica Inmates, Dies at 70
Elizabeth Fink, a New York lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement three decades after the bloody 1971 prison riot in Attica, has died. She was 70. Fink died of cardiac arrest Tuesday at Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, said her ...
DA Calls Out Lawyer Who Said Girl Initiated Sex With Teacher
PITTSBURGH (AP) – Allegheny County's top prosecutor is slamming a defense lawyer's suggestion that a female high-school student initiated sexual contact that led to criminal charges against his client, a teacher. Thursday's out-of-court dispute ...
Legal complexities that may require a lawyer
Now that we've reviewed the role and structure of our judicial system, let's look at some situations in which it might be advisable to consult with a lawyer. We'll start with a few that typically do not involve the courts. It is said that nothing is ...
Lawyer Arrested for Leaving Kids in Car to Handle Court Case
Police say a lawyer has been arrested for leaving her children in a car while she handled a case in court. Local news media report that Kimberly Bandoh was arrested Thursday after she left her 2-year-old and 3-year-old boys inside a locked car in the ...
Alleged Hernandez juror said case was discussed
An anonymous person claiming to have served on the jury in Aaron Hernandez's murder trial alleged in an online survey that jurors improperly discussed the high-profile case, lawyers for the former Patriots player said in a recent court filing ...
Accused Tipp Hill shooter: I can't keep lawyer who says I face prison for life
Syracuse, NY -- Accused Tipperary Hill pub shooter Michael Morris said today he couldn't work with a lawyer who told him he could spend the rest of his life in prison. Morris is facing two counts of attempted murder in the Feb. 1 shooting that injured ...
DLA Piper Doubles Hamburg Size With 20-Lawyer Raid
DLA Piper confirmed this week its hire of a 20-lawyer group in Hamburg from Bird & Bird, leaving only one partner behind at the local outpost of the British firm. The additions nearly double the size of DLA Piper's Hamburg office from 21 to 41 lawyers ...
DA calls out lawyer who said girl initiated sex with Plum teacher
PLUM, Pa. —Allegheny County's top prosecutor is slamming a defense lawyer's suggestion that a female high-school student initiated sexual contact that led to criminal charges against his client, a teacher. Victim's advocate fires back against claim ...
Imprisoned former lawyer David Bonilla gets parole
Bonilla was disbarred in 2009 — the most serious sanction for lawyers — and in 2011 pleaded guilty to felony charges of stealing more than $500,000 from clients while he was a lawyer at his father's firm. He paid restitution to 37 former clients and ...
Lawyer for Patrick Kane Accuser Dropping Out of Case
Patrick Kane's lawyer will speak after the attorney for the athlete's assault accuser said he is no longer representing her. Thomas J. Eoannou said at a Thursday evening press conference that his decision was based on the story Kane's accuser told him ...
Latest Kane case twist: Accuser's lawyer quits
Thomas Eoannou told reporters he doesn't believe the story he was told about how the bag was found. But he said he's still confident in the woman's allegations against Kane. "I don't know how that reflects, and I don't think it does, on the night in ...
DLA Piper Doubles Hamburg Size With 20-Lawyer Raid
DLA Piper confirmed this week its hire of a 20-lawyer group in Hamburg from Bird & Bird, leaving only one partner behind at the local outpost of the British firm. The additions nearly double the size of DLA Piper's Hamburg office from 21 to 41 lawyers ...
Kane's lawyer seeks end of probe after accuser's attorney drops client
“I think that it's obvious that somebody from that camp — and according to the lawyers, it's an intimate family member — was ready, willing and able to perpetrate a fraud and it seems to me that enough is enough and this case needs to be dismissed ...
Lawyer for Patrick Kane's accuser quits; sources say witness reluctant to testify
This comes one day after the woman's lawyer called a news conference to allege an evidence bag that once contained the rape kit from the case had been anonymously left at the home of the accuser's mother. Attorney Thomas Eoannou, however, ...
Lawyer for wrong-way cop says he didn't condone Instagram post
LINDEN — The lawyer for Pedro Abad, the Linden police officer accused of drunk-driving in a double fatal crash on Staten Island in March, has said he did not condone the message his client posted on social media Wednesday. The post is a photo of Abad ...
Patrick Kane Rape Case: Accuser's Lawyer Quits over Evidence Bag
Attorney Thomas Eoannou, who represented the woman accusing hockey star Patrick Kane of rape, quit on Thursday just a day after he alleged that authorities had mishandled her rape kit. The Chicago Blackhawks right winger is accused of sexually ...
Lawyer for Patrick Kane's Accuser Abruptly Drops Case
The case involving the Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane and the woman who has accused him of rape took another hairpin turn on Thursday evening when the woman's lawyer abruptly stepped down. One day earlier, the lawyer, Thomas Eoannou, said ...
Fl. Supreme Court Takes Tough Stand on Lawyer Referrals
Pointing to what it described as "significant risk" for the public, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday called for cracking down on lawyer-referral services that cater to accident victims. Justices directed The Florida Bar to develop a rule that ...
Lawyer's resignation throws wrench into murder sentencing
CALDWELL — The sentencing for a Nampa man convicted of murder was pushed back Friday after his defense attorney resigned from the Idaho State Bar in lieu of discipline. Raul Edgar Herrera, 22, was found guilty of first-degree murder in July for the ...
Kimberley Lucas lawyers withdraw, say she can't pay them, experts
Lawyers for Kimberly Lucas on Friday said they had to withdraw from the case because Lucas' family could no longer afford to pay them. Defense attorney Marc Shiner said the family ran out of money to pay for expert testimony and research tied to her ...
Hastings lawyer charged with stealing $1.4 million from clients
A Hastings-on-Hudson attorney has been charged with stealing more than $1.4 million from clients in Westchester, just months after admitting to the same crime in the Bronx. Michael Lippman, 70, was arraigned Thursday in Westchester County Court on a ...
Spy Court Recruits Outside Lawyer in Phone-Records Case
The spy court recently appointed Washington, D.C., lawyer Preston Burton to weigh in on whether the government can retain millions of telephone records that it has collected in bulk since at least 2006, in light of a law Congress passed in June phasing ...
Lafayette lawyer fined, suspended
The Indiana Supreme Court Friday fined and suspended Lafayette attorney Diane R. Hurtt, finding she was in contempt of court, and the consequences are poised to increase if she doesn't respond. The Indiana Supreme Court issued a standing order to put ...
DoD accused of ducking Afghan child abuse controversy with 'lawyer-speak'
Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who served in Afghanistan, called the department's response to the controversy “pure lawyer-speak.” “Of course there is no policy, like they say, but they were allowing this to happen," he told Fox News' "The Kelly File." Other ...
Elizabeth Fink, lawyer who helped Attica inmates win settlement, dies at 70
Elizabeth Fink, a lawyer who helped state inmates win a $12 million settlement nearly three decades after the bloody 1971 riot at the Attica maximum-security prison in Upstate New York, died Sept. 22 at a hospital in Brooklyn. She was 70. The cause was ...
State Bar says lawyer not guilty of professional misconduct
Lane Williamson, a lawyer from Charlotte who represented Engel at the bar hearing, argued before the ruling that the panel would set a dangerous precedent with a misconduct ruling. What happened, Williamson said, “was a mistake, an honest mistake made ...
Phillip R. Nicholson dies at 79; lawyer navigated LA's real estate world
A meeting was called. Phillip R. Nicholson, one of the senior attorneys for the developer, had a simple strategy: Just listen to what the New York lawyer said. Don't argue. When the lawyer finished with a string of harsh demands, Nicholson asked for ...
20 UNDER 40: Megan Brennan is a lawyer whose work is infused with ministry at ...
20 UNDER 40: Megan Brennan is a lawyer whose work is infused with ministry at ...
Lawyer: Rapper DMX freed from jail in child support case
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Rapper DMX is free after serving more than two months in a New York jail for failing to pay child support. His lawyer says the 44-year-old rapper, whose real name is Earl Simmons, walked out of the Erie County Holding Center in ...
Lawyer plans to use post-traumatic stress as part of defense
MANY, La. (AP) - A lawyer for a former Natchitoches police officer accused of killing a fellow member of the Louisiana Army National Guard says post-traumatic stress disorder justifies his insanity defense. KSLA-TV reports ( (link) 1LFsNTv ) jury ...
Mississippi woman admits to acting as immigration lawyer
A former St. Louis resident now living in Ocean Springs, Miss., has admitted to acting as an immigration attorney, although she wasn't licensed to practice law. The Sun Herald reports 34-year-old Marina Arnedo Rojas Zayed pleaded guilty Thursday to ...
'Phony' lawyer admits to tricking dozens of clients, collecting $40K
A Brooklyn man posed as a lawyer and represented dozens of clients until authorities finally caught up with his ruse. Mikhail Perlov ran a sham legal practice out of a Sheepshead Bay office since at least October 2013, placing ads in Russian-language ...
Rancho Santa Fe lawyer named to 'Best Lawyers' list
Higgs Fletcher & Mack, a San Diego-based, full-service law firm for more than 75 years, announced recently that Steven J. Cologne of Rancho Santa Fe was named to the 2016 “Best Lawyers” list. An award-winning attorney practicing in the areas of complex ...