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Officer Who Shot Akai Gurley Raising Money to Hire New Lawyer, Report Says
CHINATOWN — The rookie police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed man in East New York last year is raising money to hire new lawyers ahead of his trial, set to start next year. Peter Liang — who faces manslaughter, criminally negligent ...
Hedge fund manager who faked death committed no crime, his lawyer said
NEW YORK Mark Malik, a New York hedge fund manager who allegedly faked his death and likened himself to a werewolf to intimidate an investor, may have been "desperate" and "immoral," but he did not commit a crime, his lawyer said Tuesday. "He did a ...
Lawyer says governors can't keep Syrian refugees out of their state
An immigration lawyer in Louisville said governors don't have the power to make that decision. “Certainly, it's legal that they can say whatever they like,” Ted Farrell said. “Do they have the authority to prevent a Syrian from entering their state? No ...
Lawyer in Waco Biker Case Challenges the Government to Put Up or Shut Up with ...
Lawyer in Waco Biker Case Challenges the Government to Put Up or Shut Up with ...
Former South Dakota lawyer charged with rape, admits to sexual exploitation of ...
Former South Dakota lawyer charged with rape, admits to sexual exploitation of ...
Lawyer: Driver Helpless to Stop Runaway San Francisco Bus
A lawyer representing the driver of the double-decker tourist bus that careened out-of-control through downtown San Francisco recounted a harrowing tale Tuesday of a "catastrophic" mechanical failure that left 20 people injured but — miraculously, ...
Lawyer Skips Again, Hearing for Boyfriend of Missing Burley Woman Delayed
BURLEY • The lawyer for the boyfriend of a missing Burley woman did not show up to his client's hearing for the second time. David Haley previously failed to show up to a late July hearing for James McLaws, 33, for an unrelated probation violation ...
Under 16 and ordered deported — with no lawyer
The administration insists this was never intended to be more than a first step in the deportation process and that judges were free to grant any number of continuances while the child's family attempted to find a lawyer and prepare a defense. But the ...
Defense lawyer: Bangladeshi government has 'vengeful thirst' for execution
Defense lawyer: Bangladeshi government has 'vengeful thirst' for execution. Bangladesh's Supreme Court upheld death sentences for two opposition leaders convicted of war crimes during the 1971 independence war. But one of their defense lawyers slams ...
Chinese Lawyer's Solitary Confinement Amounts to 'Slow Torture': Wife
The wife of a Chinese rights lawyer who has been in movement-restricted solitary confinement with no fresh air or exercise for more than two years has hit out at his inhumane treatment as Beijing's torture record is reviewed by the United Nations. U.S ...
Lawyer: Teen standing trial in teacher's death said he was "about to explode"
SALEM, Mass. -- After a defense attorney for a Massachusetts teen accused of killing his math teacher said the 16-year-old would waive his right to appear at his murder trial, the accused teenager changed his mind and told a judge he wants to be ...
I'm not a lawyer, but...
I'm not a lawyer, but...
Lawyer: Driver Helpless to Stop Runaway San Francisco Bus in Union Square
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A lawyer representing the driver of the double-decker tourist bus that careened out-of-control through downtown San Francisco recounted a harrowing tale Tuesday of a "catastrophic" mechanical failure that left 20 people injured ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Meet Fred Rodell — He Has Our Number
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer What? You've never heard of Fred Rodell? Let me introduce you. Fred Rodell was a Yale Law School graduate and then Yale Law professor for more than forty years, but he never took a ...
Lawyer running for judge accused of compelling prostitution
Afterward, he handed her his card and offered his services as a lawyer if she ever needed help getting out of jail, which led to numerous sexual encounters at Benavides' law office, his vehicle, his father's office and in the Bexar County Courthouse ...
Public should have access to public utilities' records, lawyer argues in PPL case
A lawyer for the news companies, a group which includes PennLive.com/The Patriot-News, said at a hearing before the five-member court that the state Public Utility Code authorizes the release of the records. Lawyers for PPL and the Public Utility ...
Bay Area lawyer Robert Plath, founder of International Forgiveness Day, dies at 89
Robert Plath, a Mill Valley lawyer who founded an organization called the Worldwide Forgiveness Alliance and launched an annual International Forgiveness Day, died Nov. 13 at St. Mary's Hospital in San Francisco after a brief illness. He was 89. Mr ...
Lawyer: 12-year-old Elkhart murder suspect 'Failed by everyone'
A 12-year-old murder suspect from Elkhart reportedly said a fictional clown from a website told her to kill her stepmother, according to brand new court documents made public Wednesday. Court documents also revealed the girl begged her father for help ...
Lawyers Called Upon to Use Their Legal Skills to Fight for Israel
The group's second annual “Activist Lawyer's Training Seminar”, is to be held March 6 to March 13 in Jerusalem and offers attorneys at least 15 continuing legal education (“CLE”) credits. The Lawyer's Seminar will be an intensive week-long training ...
Feds indict prominent Oregon criminal defense lawyer Gary Bertoni on tax charges
Prominent Oregon criminal defense lawyer Gary B. Bertoni was indicted in U.S. District Court Wednesday for allegedly failing to pay employment taxes. "If convicted," Department of Justice lawyers wrote, "Bertoni faces a statutory maximum sentence of 50 ...
DA, Schilling's lawyer file arguments over TBI file
A lawyer for Memphis police Officer Connor Schilling on Wednesday argued that the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich do not have standing in court to petition for the release of an investigative ...
Lawyer Gloria Allred was banned from Bill Cosby comedy show over fear she'd be ...
Lawyer Gloria Allred was banned from Bill Cosby comedy show over fear she'd be ...
Lawyer says city's new rule on rent increases illegal, files suit
He's a lawyer for Melcliff Associates, a company that owns a 52-unit apartment building in Southeast Portland. DiLorenzo said the city's rule clearly violates state law, which says, "A city or county shall not enact any ordinance or resolution which ...
Lawyer: California Woman Weighing Options After Embryo Loss
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California woman is evaluating her legal options after a judge ruled against her in her fight to keep five frozen embryos she created with her now ex-husband over his objections, her attorney said. Mimi Lee must abide by an ...
Lawyer cartel fights uberization of the law: Column
Imagine that at tax time you're required to either fill out your 1040 without help or pay a CPA hundreds of dollars to do it for you. There's no H&R Block, and while TurboTax exists, it's under constant siege by state regulators for being an unlicensed ...
Son of Hispanic immigrants finds success as a lawyer
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Chris Cabanillas, 40, the son of Hispanic immigrants, knew he wanted to become a lawyer since his childhood. "My father used to always tell me, 'You are going to be the lawyer of the Hispanic community. You are going to be the ...
Sheen exes approach celebrity lawyer
High-profile lawyer Gloria Allred says she has been contacted by exes of Charlie Sheen after he revealed he had HIV. The star told a TV interview on Tuesday he was diagnosed four years ago. Allred confirmed she had been "contacted by women with ...
State lawyer says SD unable to regulate fantasy sports
Griffin Finan, a lawyer for DraftKings, one of the national fantasy-sports betting sites, told the commission that betting on fantasy sports games is legal in South Dakota because players rely on skill more than luck. That is the same argument ...
Lawyer Faces Up To 50 Years Prison Over Payroll Taxes
Portland lawyer Gary B. Bertoni is learning the hard way that the feds take payroll taxes seriously. He was indicted for 10 counts of willfully failing to collect and pay over federal employment taxes. The indictment concerns wages of the employees of ...
911 Tape Proves Inmate's Innocence, But DA Won't Release Him: Lawyer
The Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office acknowledged the 911 tape wasn't handed over to Hartshorn or his lawyer prior to the guilty plea. But the office declined to do anything about the mistake. Hartshorn's petitions to reopen his case have ...
Petition accusing judge of improper communications with defense lawyer thrown out
Common Pleas President Judge Jeffrey A. Manning this morning threw out a petition accusing another judge of having improper communications with former Allegheny County councilman Chuck McCullough's previous defense lawyer after Mr. McCullough ...
Manassas City detective drops libel suit against lawyer in 'sexting' case
David J. Gogal, Foster's lawyer, wrote in a court brief that Foster's statements “constitute constitutionally protected opinion as well as rhetorical hyperbole not actionable as defamation.” He also said Foster's references to Abbott's role in the case ...
Dying woman's lawyer asserts she can get marijuana in Maine
The lawyer for a terminally ill New Hampshire woman is filing court documents saying she could get medical marijuana in Maine if New Hampshire health officials issue her a card saying she's eligible. Linda Horan of Alstead is seeking a court order that ...
Electrolux CEO, Government Lawyer Spar Over GE Unit Deal
Department lawyer Steven Kramer attempted to demonstrate that Mr. McLoughlin's company through statements over several years, including from financial reports and earnings calls, has said consolidated markets give it more control over prices. Mr ...
Jury awards nearly $500000 to lawyer's assault victim
A Polk County jury has awarded $498,562 to a woman who was attacked by her former attorney and lover — a West Des Moines lawyer and Madison County's former top prosecutor. The jury's verdict filed Wednesday in the lawsuit is the latest in a string of ...
Brooklyn man disabled in construction accident still waiting for his lawyer to ...
Brooklyn man disabled in construction accident still waiting for his lawyer to ...
Lawyer fighting effort to depose wall-collapse contractor
The lawyer for demolition contractor Griffin Campbell said Thursday that he would oppose a move to question Campbell under oath ahead of next year's trial in a suit filed on behalf of the victims in the deadly 2013 collapse of a Salvation Army building ...
Dallas immigration lawyer gets 2 years in federal prison for visa fraud scheme
A Dallas immigration lawyer who forged visa applications for unauthorized immigrants was sentenced Thursday to two years in federal prison. Sherin Thawer, 45, of Coppell, pleaded guilty in August to a charge of aggravated identity theft — one of the ...
Lansdale attorney named Montgomery County Trial Lawyer of the Year
He has also served as president of the Montgomery County Trial Lawyers Association and serves on the executive board of the Philadelphia Area Girls Soccer Association and the Montgomery United Soccer Association and is Chair of the Multi-Disciplinary ...
Finding the right lawyer
We have considered situations in which it is necessary to retain a lawyer to defend one's interests against claims by others, including both civil and criminal matters, or to effectuate a goal, such as starting a business or buying real estate. Once ...
Lawyer: Jamar Clark had control of police officer's gun
(CNN) -- A lawyer for one of two Minneapolis police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Jamar Clark said Thursday that Clark had control of a cop's gun during a scuffle in which he was killed. Officers Mike Ringgenberg and Dustin Schwarze were ...
Special prosecutor assigned to city councilman's drug case, lawyer says
When Roanoke City Councilman Court Rosen was charged with marijuana possession last month, police who searched his vehicle also found prescription drugs belonging to Rosen's close friend, a local Democratic political operative named Tommy Jordan, ...
DraftKings Lawyer Boies Says Massachusetts Rules Bid Best Bet
DraftKings Inc. lawyer David Boies said he doesn't agree entirely with Massachusetts proposals to regulate daily fantasy sports, but the approach is better than efforts by New York to shut the industry down. Boies made his comments during an interview ...
If AIG Is Selling, Greenberg Is Listening, Says Lawyer
Maurice “Hank” Greenberg, who spent four decades at American International Group Inc., would consider investing in the insurer he helped build into the world's largest before the financial crisis, his lawyer David Boies said. “If they're selling, I ...
Mobsters may be after him, lawyer alleges, citing suit against Dem leader
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Lawyer Richard Luthmann told a federal judge he thinks mobsters may be after him, and the chairman of the Staten Island Democratic Party might be behind it. Two recent incidents have put him "in fear for my life," Luthmann wrote ...
Disgraced lawyer Anthony Mangone wants to avoid jail, seeks probation
Anthony Mangone, the corrupt Westchester lawyer and political fixer whose cooperation helped prosecutors convict three state senators and other public officials, is asking a federal judge to spare him jail time when he is sentenced next month. Mangone ...
JR Smith's lawyer: 'The accusation is completely false'
Smith's lawyer, Alex Spiro, told cleveland.com via e-mail that "the accusation is completely false. There's no reason to think he will ever be charged." Spiro said Smith was not questioned by New York police. An NBA spokesman told cleveland.com: "We ...
Officer's lawyer says fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald was justified
But last April, the city's lawyer, Steve Patton - who apparently saw the video - convinced the City Council Finance Committee to pay the victim's family $5 million. ABC7 contacted 12 of the 35 committee members who all voted to approve the settlement ...
Embattled Chester judge's lawyer hopes for best
A day after suspended Chester Magisterial District Judge Dawn Vann admitted to five charges of misconduct for failing to recuse herself from a 2011 case involving a domestic assault alleged by the daughter of her close friend against the son of Vann's ...
Injunction prevents arrest of former lawyer in Ohio on warrant
HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio (WKRC) -- Former Attorney Stan Chesley may be a wanted man but he won't be arrested, at least in Ohio. Chesley's won an injunction from him being arrested on a warrant out of Boone County for failing to appear. Hamilton ...