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DraftKings' lawyer: New York AG Eric Schneiderman's stance is pure fantasy
Powerhouse attorney David Boies, representing DraftKings in its legal brawl with Eric Schneiderman, ripped the New York attorney general for penning a Daily News op-ed that said fantasy sports sites should be shut down because they are engaged in ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Attack suspect may have worn bomb belt
The lawyer of a man who rode back to Belgium with Paris attack suspect Salah Abdeslam has told a Belgian newspaper that Abdeslam was extremely nervous and may have been wearing a suicide bomb vest. Abdeslam, 26, a Brussels native, is now the ...
Trial Lawyer Money Trail: 2015 Election Cycle
Throughout this election cycle, personal injury trial lawyers have been relentless in their efforts to expand their already-powerful political influence in Louisiana. Emboldened by the current state of the judiciary and flush with cash from BP in the ...
Denver jail inmate hospitalized after incident dies, lawyer said
Lawyers for the family of a downtown Denver Jail inmate who was taken to the hospital earlier in November following an incident where he was restrained, say the inmate has died. Michael Marshall, 50, was removed from life support Friday, according to a ...
Law Firm Settles Suit Against A-Rod, Lawyer Says
A San Francisco-based law firm has settled its lawsuit accusing New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez of failing to pay legal bills stemming from the Biogenesis scandal, according to a managing partner with the firm. The suit was settled "amicably" this ...
Divorce lawyer also good at matchmaking
Since when do divorce lawyers help their clients get hitched? Well, Robyn Young's attorney did just that. The two became friends after Robyn's 28-year marriage dissolved. After awhile, the lawyer friend, Pam, kept telling Robyn she really needed to ...
Great deal or grave scam?: Hilton Head family says lawyer who committed ...
Great deal or grave scam?: Hilton Head family says lawyer who committed ...
Lawyer cites conflict in request to leave Kingsmen weapons case
Defense attorney Dominic Saraceno, who was the lead lawyer in Jenkins' double murder case in Niagara County Court, has asked Senior U.S. District Court Judge William Skretny to allow him to leave the case because he has a “conflict of interest ...
Jameis Winston lawyer warns CNN before sex assault film
The Hollywood Reporter said Friday that a Winston lawyer sent CNN a letter cautioning the station about airing the documentary because it is defamatory toward Winston and threatened to sue. Kinsman's laywer, John Clune, released a statement to the ...
Kinsman lawyer: Winston should get used to allegations
“When your lawyers' letters written on Friday are somehow getting printed in the media on Saturday, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what's going on. His latest attack is an attempt to revive his lawyers' media themes and, as expected ...
Holland & Knight's New Pro Bono Clients? Other Lawyers
Last year, the Illinois judiciary system levied sanctions against 115 lawyers, mainly for fraudulent or deceptive activity, according to a 2014 report by the state's Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission. Thirty-one of those lawyers, or 27 ...
Sean Ball hires lawyer in Montgomery County murder case
Sean Ball, accused of aiding Amanda Taylor in killing her former father-in-law, has hired a new attorney and his trial has been delayed. Ball, 32, is charged with the first-degree murder of Charles Taylor, Amanda Taylor's former father-in-law, over ...
Donald Trump vs. Bowe Bergdahl: Soldier's lawyer says political attacks have ...
Donald Trump vs. Bowe Bergdahl: Soldier's lawyer says political attacks have ...
Lawyer of raided schools: Terror groups do not open schools, they raid them
The lawyer representing a number of schools that were raided in a government-initiated operation in Bilecik province on Saturday and Sunday based on their supposed affiliation with an alleged terrorist organization has said terrorist organizations do ...
Minneapolis protest leader is preacher, lawyer, '60s-style agitator
Nekima Levy-Pounds, center, president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP, renewed demands for investigators to release videos of the fatal shooting by Minneapolis police of Jamar Clark, an unarmed black man, while speaking at the Black Lives ...
Vel Phillips denies encouraging local lawyer to run for Milwaukee County DA
Phillips, 91, said she met Swanigan in the late spring when the lawyer and a mutual friend visited Phillips. Phillips said the mutual friend explained that Swanigan was running to be the county's top county prosecutor. "I said, 'I hope you have money ...
Attorney for school districts is good, perhaps too good, parents say
Now that one of my children earns her living as a public defender, I am more sympathetic to lawyers who fight hard for their clients. So I congratulate Jeffrey A. Krew, a Maryland private attorney remarkably successful in defending school districts in ...
Lawyer: Prison commissaries charge too much for many items
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - An Oxford attorney says he's all for punishing the guilty, but it's the inmates' families who get punished when prison commissaries charge excessively for snacks, shampoo and other items. The Clarion-Ledger ...
Hastings' Dean Is Out + More News
Remember British lawyer Charlotte Proudman who publicly chastised a Brown Rudnick partner for complimenting her on her "stunning" looks in a LinkedIn exchange? Well, she's back in the news, this time charging that the legal profession is full of slimy ...
Dispatches: No Justice for Chinese Rights Lawyer
“Justice delayed is justice denied,” the saying goes. But this week's decision by a Beijing court to extend the pre-trial detention of prominent human rights lawyer Pu Zhiqiang shows that while there's plenty of delay on offer in China's legal system ...
Lawyer's lawsuit alleges equal pay violations
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A lawyer working in a special mortgage assistance program in District Court in Albuquerque claims in a new civil lawsuit that she was paid thousands of dollars less than her male counterpart in the 13th Judicial District and that ...
Can New York's Top Lawyer Fight Climate Change?
The cases raise questions about whether an attorney general can have an impact on the global warming debate. Lester Brickman, a professor at Cardozo Law School and expert on mass tort litigation, said the recent moves are Schneiderman's way of ...
Algeria to try former counter-terrorism chief: lawyer
Algiers (AFP) - Algeria's former head of counter-terrorism is to appear in military court Thursday in the country's first trial of a high-ranking officer in the secret services, his lawyer said. Abdelkader Ait-Ouarabi -- better known as General Hassan ...
Nigeria probing Biafra activist for 'terrorism': lawyer
Kanu's lawyer, Vincent Egechukwu, told reporters the DSS had secretly obtained an order at the Federal High Court on November 10 for his continued custody. The order enables the DSS "to detain (Kanu) in its custody for a period of 90 days pending the ...
Country Lawyer's Barter Deal Pays Off Decades Later: Strange Inheritance Season 2
The son of a country lawyer is shocked that a desktop “conversation piece” his father accepted in lieu of a cash fee was commissioned by an 18th century Chinese Emperor – and worth a fortune. His story is featured Monday on the hit FOX Business Network ...
Lawyer: No women in Powell book are strippers
A lawyer for six women who have sued Katina Powell and her publisher for mentioning or picturing them in her book says none are prostitutes or strippers, although two are identified by their stage names. Attorney Nader Shunarrah told reporters Monday ...
Lansdale Attorney Named Trial Lawyer Of The Year
Each year, the Trial Lawyers Section of the Montgomery Bar Association presents the James P. Fox Award to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional skill as a civil litigation and trial lawyer. This year, at a November 17 ceremony at the Bar, the ...
Lawyer reveals details of arrest of 'clock kid' Ahmed, plans to file suit
As many as seven adults teamed up to interrogate the 14-year-old boy after a teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb and pressured him to sign a confession, according to the “letter of demand” from his lawyer warning of plans to file a $15 ...
Bismarck lawyer seeks Dem-NPL state Senate nod
A Bismarck lawyer entered the District 30 state Senate race Monday for the Democratic-NPL Party, saying his private and public sector experience would be an asset to the district and the state. Chris Rausch announced Monday he would seek the party's ...
Read This: A lawyer's painless explanation of intellectual property
One person who does know what it means is self-described “geek at law” Will Frank, an honest-to-goodness New York lawyer who specializes in intellectual property (IP) cases. Frank tries to set the record straight with an article entitled “IP-rimer: A ...
Lawyer: Outside income of ex-Assembly speaker is legit
NEW YORK (AP) — A defense lawyer says millions of dollars in legal fees collected by former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was legitimate income. Attorney Steven Molo told jurors in closing arguments on Monday at Silver's federal corruption ...
The Lawyer Holiday Gift Guide: The Best Gifts For The Attorney In Your Life
The holiday season is upon us, and yet again, you have no idea what to get for the fickle lawyer or law student in your life. We're here to help. We've got an eclectic selection of fantastic legally themed holiday gifts for you to choose from, so ...
Prosecutors withdraw motion in heroin 'kingpin' case, still probe lawyer payments
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Prosecutors on Monday withdrew a motion that accused a suspected heroin trafficker of paying for three co-defendants' lawyers in an elaborate effort to avoid prosecution. An assistant county prosecutor who appeared in court Monday ...
Chow's lawyer tries to discredit key prosecution witness
A lawyer for Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow sought Monday to discredit an undercover FBI agent's portrayal of Chow as the boss of a Chinatown crime syndicate, suggesting that the agent mostly manufactured the crimes, without Chow's knowledge or approval ...
War Machine blows kiss to prosecutor as defense lawyer argues sex was consensual
Former mixed martial artist Jonathan Koppenhaver, also known as War Machine speaks with his lawyer Brandon Sua as they appear before Judge Elissa Cadish on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 in Las Vegas. War Machine is being tried for brutally beating his ...
How One Female Lawyer In India Is Fighting For Women's Basic Rights
At that point, various people who had participated in the movement in 2012 involved some of us lawyers. We then drafted various bits of law, inspired by the Verma Committee and other places. [Editor's note: This work all eventually led to the passing ...
Wherever You Work You Are Going To Need A Lawyer
CHICAGO, Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- "Aggressive advertising for lawsuits is on the rise on television, on highway billboards and on search engines and social media," observes Carmen D. Caruso, a Chicago-based trial lawyer and founder of the law firm ...
FIFA looking to ban Platini for life, says lawyer
Lawyer Thibaud d'Ales said that FIFA's ethics committee has asked for the maximum sanction when it submitted its final case report on a payment of 2 million Swiss francs (1.84 million euros, $1.97 million), one Platini received from Blatter. Platini's ...
Trump lawyer warns Republicans about Super PAC attack ads
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump's campaign warned the party on Tuesday about donors pooling funds for attack ads, saying the party must treat him fairly to keep him from launching an independent bid. See some ...
St. Louis lawyer claiming baby-stealing ring wants client's adoption thrown out
ST. LOUIS • A lawyer whose theory about a baby-stealing ring has been debunked by authorities is back in court, trying to get an adoption thrown out. The lawyer, Albert Watkins, has petitioned the St. Louis Circuit Court to invalidate the 1983 adoption ...
FIFA seeking lifetime ban of UEFA head Michel Platini, says his lawyer
FIFA's ethics committee is looking to ban Michel Platini for life, according to the Frenchman's lawyer. “The overreaching of the request really convinces us of this commission's total lack of credibility,” attorney Thibaut d'Ales told the Associated ...
In shooting death of Marksville boy, hearing to determine whether lawyer ...
In shooting death of Marksville boy, hearing to determine whether lawyer ...
Boston man claiming ties to Hollywood arrested for posing as lawyer
David Corazza, 47, has been arrested for acting as a lawyer and taking thousands of dollars from clients, the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office said Tuesday. Corazza was arraigned in Boston on Tuesday and charged with practicing law without a ...
'Woe Be on Them': Trump Campaign Lawyer Issues Warning to the RNC
An aide from the Donald Trump presidential campaign warned the Republican National Committee Tuesday against GOP donors pooling funds to coalesce his rivals against him, suggesting that Trump would reverse his pledge not to launch a third-party ...
NYC dentist's lawyer blames meth addiction for tales of bestiality parties ...
NYC dentist's lawyer blames meth addiction for tales of bestiality parties ...
Ask the Lawyer: Can police legally use body cameras?
A: Your question deals with an area of the law that is still unsettled, which means it will be tackled in the future. Body cameras are becoming a reality. Many issues come to mind, such as whether a body camera threatens legitimate privacy rights, when ...
'Shrimp Boy' Trial On Hold Until December After Lawyer Becomes Ill
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The racketeering conspiracy and murder trial of Chinatown tong leader Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow was recessed in federal court in San Francisco Tuesday because of illness of a defense lawyer. The attorney, Curtis Briggs, ...
Settled or not? Lawyer seeks to reopen 2 Bayonne police brutality lawsuits
BAYONNE -- A lawyer representing two city residents in separate police brutality lawsuits is seeking to reopen the tentatively settled cases, saying the city hasn't produced a settlement agreement for either case after seven weeks. Joel Silberman, who ...
Boston man arrested for posing as Harvard-educated lawyer, stealing clients' money
At least David Koraca's fictional counterpart was smart enough to move away from Boston before falsely posing as a Harvard-educated lawyer. The 47-year-old Boston man was arrested by police Monday in his skyscraper office at One International Place for ...
Disbarred New Ro lawyer sentenced for fraud schemes
A disbarred New Rochelle lawyer was convicted Tuesday in a New Jersey federal court for his role in fraud schemes that bilked people out of more than $3 million since 2011, according to authorities. A federal jury in Newark convicted Pasquale Stiso, 55 ...