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Uber driver suing passenger after attack captured on video, lawyer says
NEW YORK — An Uber driver is filing a civil lawsuit against a passenger who attacked him in an encounter captured on dashcam, the victim's lawyer says. Uber passenger Benjamin Golden, 32, allegedly assaulted driver Edward Caban last month after ...
Lisa Vanderpump Sues Ex-Attorney ... Your Crappy Work Lost Me A Ton of Money
1106_lisa_vanderpump_ken_todd_tmz Lisa Vanderpump and her husband, Ken Todd are going after an attorney they say did a really crappy job defending them against a former employee. The "RHOBH" stars say Marieanne Zakarian cut a lot of corners ...
Brookline resident named Best Lawyer by U.S. News & World Report
Boston-based law firm Krokidas & Bluestein LLP recently announced that U.S. News & World Report recognized seven of the firm's attorneys in its Best Lawyers list, including Brookline resident, Kathryn Cochrane Murphy. Murphy, recognized for Real Estate ...
Lawyer for Tamir Rice's mother blasts prosecutor's remarks
An attorney for the mother of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer a year ago, has denounced recent remarks made by the prosecutor overseeing the case. “Ms. Rice is shocked and disappointed that the ...
Lawyer: Man Fell, Not Jumped, off Cruise Ship
According to the initial statement by Royal Caribbean, 35 year old Bernardo Albaz jumped off the Oasis of the Sea cruise ship intentionally. According to his family's lawyer, however, this is not the case. "It was not a suicide," says Mike Winkleman ...
Lawyer: South Dakota tribe planning marijuana resort destroying crop, seeking ...
Lawyer: South Dakota tribe planning marijuana resort destroying crop, seeking ...
Lawyer blows whistle on partner
SOUTHBURY — Doctored documents, hundreds of thousands of dollars in excessive attorney's fees and an Ivy League school that may not have gotten its due. An unlikely source — his law partner — is levying these and more allegations against attorney ...
Lawyer: South Dakota Tribe Destroying Marijuana Crop
(AP) – An attorney for the American Indian tribe planning to open the nation's first marijuana resort says the tribe is destroying its crop and temporarily suspending the project as leaders seek clarification from the federal government. Lawyer Seth ...
Reggie Bush hires lawyer for suit against St. Louis
As PFT explained earlier in the week, Bush quickly heard from a lawyer regarding the possibility of suing. And it should be a strong lawsuit, given that the hazard was open and obvious — and had caused Browns quarterback Josh McCown to slide into a ...
With few lawyers, child migrants fight alone in court to stay in the U.S.
For the thousands of unaccompanied, undocumented minors fleeing brutal violence in Central America and attempting to enter the U.S., making the case to stay isn't easy. Because they aren't guaranteed a lawyer, about half of these children are forced to ...
Police: Woman embezzled more than $350000 from lawyer
For more than two years, police say, Teresa Sumpter systematically stole from her boss, using the money on fancy cars and motorcycles. By the time she was caught this September, Sumpter had embezzled at least $362,248.73, according to police. Sumpter ...
Brazilian man fell, did not jump, from cruise ship, was victim of anti-gay ...
Brazilian man fell, did not jump, from cruise ship, was victim of anti-gay ...
Pair Caught Burglarizing Car; Shelton Lawyer Vs. Accusatory Plaintiff; How ...
Pair Caught Burglarizing Car; Shelton Lawyer Vs. Accusatory Plaintiff; How ...
Chechen Officer Charged In Nemtsov Murder
A lawyer for the family of Boris Nemtsov says investigators have charged a member of Chechnya's security forces in connection with the murder of the slain Russian opposition leader. Lawyer Vadim Prokhorov said on November 9 that Ruslan Mukhutdinov, ...
Some lawyers turning away clients who fail polygraphs
There's a flip side to the stereotype of the ambulance-chasing attorney who will do anything to find and keep business: lawyers who turn away unsavory, unlikable or dishonest clients. Attorney Bradley Koffel uses polygraph tests to screen out potential ...
Feds: Western New York lawyer bilked investors out of $3.4M
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a western New York attorney has been indicted on mail fraud charges for running a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of more than $3 million. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Buffalo says that during a two ...
Love Your Lawyer Day? Here's How To Create (Or Leverage) A Holiday For PR
I first heard from Nader Anise, legal marketing strategist from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and self-styled “bionic marketer” in September. Over the past 15 years he's created “millions” in PR value, he told me, by doing something every small business ...
Award-winning lawyer sacked for calling Liverpool fans 'scouse scum' and ...
Award-winning lawyer sacked for calling Liverpool fans 'scouse scum' and ...
Lawyer: Suspect in German neo-Nazi trial to testify in court
BERLIN (AP) — A lawyer for a German woman accused of being involved in 10 neo-Nazi murders says his client will testify for the first time since her trial began more than two years ago. Prosecutors say Beate Zschaepe was part of the National Socialist ...
Lawyer says suspect in trial over German neo-Nazi killings to testify in court
BERLIN — A lawyer for a German woman accused of being involved in 10 neo-Nazi murders says his client will testify for the first time since her trial began more than two years ago. Prosecutors say Beate Zschaepe was part of the National Socialist ...
Lawyer for solar initiative predicts 'no fiscal impact'
The lawyer for the group behind one of two proposed constitutional amendments on solar power Monday told a panel of state economists he expected the initiative would have “no fiscal impact” if passed. Attorney Neal McAliley of the White & Case law firm ...
Reggie Bush hires ex Kim Kardashian's lawyer to sue city of St. Louis over injury
The high-profile lawyer's previous celebrity clients include Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Lindasy Lohan, Axl Rose, Mike Tyson and Bush's ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian. Holley even represented the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star's now husband ...
Retiring Judge Joseph Fahey identifies replacement, lawyer responds: 'Oh, Jesus!'
Syracuse, NY -- Retiring Onondaga County Court Judge Joseph Fahey casually announced his replacement in court this morning, but the name threw one defense lawyer for a loop. Fahey, 66, decided in September that he would leave on Dec. 31, one year ...
Fake News Network Al Jazeera Employed Fake Lawyer as General Counsel
Fake news organization Al Jazeera exists to promote Qatar and its Muslim Brotherhood allies. It's basically one of those ISIS sites that have a professional look. But it set up a fake news network called Al Jazeera America run by angry Islamists who ...
Lawyer says Zimmerman has cancer; bond is reduced
In his argument for a $1 million bond, defense lawyer John Rogers disclosed that Zimmerman has cancer and his release would allow him to seek medical care of his choice. Rogers said Zimmerman would use funds from investments and his pension that he ...
Al Jazeera America Suspends Top Lawyer After Inquiry About Law License
“As soon as we became aware of questions regarding David Harleston's status as a practicing lawyer, we suspended him pending a full investigation by outside counsel,” the CEO of Al Jazeera America, Al Anstey, said in a statement. “I take very seriously ...
Lawyer: Motorist Had Hands up as Police Killed His Boy
Police body camera video shows the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy had his hands up and posed no threat as police opened fire, severely wounding the motorist and killing the boy, the man's lawyer said Monday. "This was not a threatening situation ...
Lawyer faces possible sanctions for taking photos, tweeting in court
A partner at a large Chicago law firm is in hot water after he was caught taking photos on his cellphone and tweeting them from the courtroom during the recent high-profile "spoofing" trial of a New Jersey-based trader. Vincent "Trace" Schmeltz, a co ...
Collierville lawyer sentenced to 30 years in guilty plea of attempts to kill wife
Collierville lawyer Fred Auston Wortman III pleaded guilty Monday in Fayette County Circuit Court on charges he tried to kill his estranged wife, Staci. Wortman entered the plea before Judge Weber McGraw in a hearing that began immediately after court ...
Leading Questions: A Chat with Hyperloop Lawyer Afshin Pishevar
Over the summer, Maryland attorney Afshin Pishevar packed up his law practice to come work in a garage in Los Angeles. The startup founded in that garage, Hyperloop Technologies Inc., is now in a real office in downtown L.A. and has a goal of building ...
Barack Obama, Lawyer-in-Chief
In June 2013, when a cascade of leaked top-secret documents showed the world that Barack Obama had entrenched the post-9/11 surveillance state bequeathed to him by George W. Bush, many observers were surprised. But several of Obama's advisers ...
Disbarred NJ lawyer stole from dead man's estate, authorities say
"Lawyers are supposed to diligently guard the interests of their clients, but instead Talafous allegedly took advantage of this elderly client to the tune of $96,000, repeatedly stealing from the ailing man while he lived and then continuing to steal ...
Lawyer: Body cam showed no threats as Louisiana police killed boy
MARKSVILLE, La. — A police body camera recorded the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy with his hands up and posing no threat as police fired into his car, severely wounding the motorist and killing his son, the man's lawyer said Monday. "This was ...
Lawyer: Chinatown Racketeering Defendant Changed His Life
FILE - In this April 10, 2014 file photo, Tony Serra, right, an attorney for Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, pictured at left, listens to speakers at a news conference in San Francisco. Chow, a dapper former San Francisco gang leader who portrayed himself ...
Lawyer wants John Goodman's blood sample following deadly crash to be disqualified
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Another chapter in the John Goodman case unfolded in an appellate court Monday morning. Lawyers for both Goodman and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement went back and forth over a key piece of evidence from his ...
Lawyer: motorist had hands up as police killed his boy
A police body camera recorded the father of a 6-year-old autistic boy with his hands up and posing no threat as police fired into his car, severely wounding the motorist and killing his son, the man's lawyer said Monday. "This was not a threatening ...
Oregon judge is 'guinea pig' in gay marriage controversy, his lawyer argues
SALEM -- Judge Vance Day entered Room 50 in the basement of the Oregon State Capitol at five minutes to 9 a.m. Monday. He shook hands with one, two, three supporters, a smile spreading across his face. By the time the nine members of the state ...
Surfer's lawyer: Instead of being prosecuted, she should have received mental ...
Surfer's lawyer: Instead of being prosecuted, she should have received mental ...
Trial begins for lawyer accused of Maxim scheme
The trial for a former attorney charged with fraud, accused of helping to run a scheme to dupe investors out of millions of dollars in a bid to buy Maxim, kicked off Monday. Harvey Newkirk was accused of falsely claiming to represent Calvin Darden Sr ...
LA Unified will not consider new contract for lawyer who said teen shared ...
LA Unified will not consider new contract for lawyer who said teen shared ...
Arrestee's lawyer pleased with Bloomfield cops' verdict
"My client and I are relieved the jury got it right," Marcus Jeter's attorney Tracey Hinson said in a statement. Bloomfield police officers Sean Courter, 35, of Englishtown, and Orlando Trinidad, 34, of Bloomfield, were found guilty last Thursday of ...
Bevin names Louisville lawyer as general counsel; appointee defended Fletcher
M. Stephen Pitt, a Louisville lawyer who defended Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher during the state hiring investigation that led to Fletcher's indictment in 2006, will be general counsel to Republican Governor-elect Matt Bevin. Bevin announced the ...
Melrose lawyer named 2015 Massachusetts Super Lawyer
Sugarman and Sugarman P.C. Associate Stacey L. Pietrowicz, of Melrose, was named to the annual Super Lawyers lists. Pietrowicz was among eight Sugarman principals and one associate to be recognized. Super Lawyers is a rating service of lawyers from ...
It's Hard to Pay a Lawyer Without Money
If you're arrested and charged with a white-collar crime, can the government freeze the assets you need to pay for a lawyer to prove your innocence? Remarkably, there's no definitive legal answer to this question, which the U.S. Supreme Court will take ...
Mom's lawyer: Video points to different killer of Sayreville boy in 1991
NEW BRUNSWICK — A lawyer for a Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son in New Jersey more than 20 years ago sought Tuesday to introduce testimony at her trial that could point to a different assailant. Gerald Krovatin told state Superior ...
Kane's defense lawyer says she told the truth
Kane's defense lawyer says she told the truth. Kathleen Kane. Kane's defense lawyer says she told the truth. Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's defense lawyer Gerald Shargel says after her court hearing that Kane told the truth "to the best ...
Free lawyer for vets charged on Veterans Day
Veterans have defended our freedoms, but who defends our veterans? One Red Bank law firm has volunteered to do just that. The Mollo Law Firm on Broad Street in Red Bank has created Project Defend the Defenders to provide free legal services to ...
Disbarred Lincoln County lawyer indicted on embezzlement charges
Disbarred Lincoln County lawyer Peter Capece, accused of taking $800,000 from a late client's estate, has been indicted on 11 counts of embezzlement. The client's widow also faces charges in the case. The case involves funds from the estate of Fritz ...
Lawyer Arrested for Assault Loses Case Against Cops
A federal appeals court has affirmed the dismissal of a lawyer's case against the Philadelphia Police Department in which he claimed he was falsely arrested and imprisoned for elbowing a social worker. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ...
Katina Powell's lawyer responds to lawsuit
“They came forward and confirmed what everybody said she was lying about,” Larry Wilder, the lawyer representing Powell, said. “The parties occurred, the dancers danced, the clothes came off. The only difference is who financed the shows and was there ...