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Federal judge sanctions lawyer for 'litigious necromancy' and 'see what sticks ...
Federal judge sanctions lawyer for 'litigious necromancy' and 'see what sticks ...
CNN's Chris Cuomo just got Donald Trump's lawyer to cop to a 'mistake' in TV ad
You may have heard that Donald Trump released his first television ad Monday (it got just a little bit of attention), which means you also may have heard that it contains a major screw-up. That alarming scene where immigrants stampede over the border ...
Jeremy Johnson will act as his own lawyer in fraud trial
Johnson has gone through three sets of lawyers now as he prepares to go on trial next month on dozens of counts accusing him of fraud, conspiracy and money laundering. Most recently, he claimed there was a conflict of interest with another of his ...
Emanuel opposes federal probe of Law Dept. after city lawyer lied in police ...
Emanuel opposes federal probe of Law Dept. after city lawyer lied in police ...
Ethan Couch's High-Powered Mexican Lawyer Says the 'Affluenza' Teen's 'Human ...
Ethan Couch's High-Powered Mexican Lawyer Says the 'Affluenza' Teen's 'Human ...
Suge Knight's Lawyer Rails Against LA Jail, Bail 'Set Too High'
Instead of ringing in the New Year with his family, Suge Knight welcomed 2016 at the Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles, which in his lawyer's opinion, is an injustice. “He shouldn't be there,” Thomas Mesereau told TheWrap. “He's in county jail, it's ...
Defense lawyer faces incumbent judge in race for 427th District Court
Lawyer Tamara Needles last summer defended a young man against a murder charge after he killed a teenager in an attempted robbery. She didn't win the case. But the trial, she says, made her realize she wanted to come back to the 427th District Court ...
Orleans Public Defenders chief tells judge defendant will get lawyer
Orleans Public Defenders chief Derwyn Bunton, left, assured a judge Tuesday (Jan. 5) that armed robbery suspect Larry Rudolph, right, will have an OPD lawyer assigned to represent him for the first time since Dec. 11 by his next hearing scheduled for ...
Making A Murderer Lawyer Len Kachinsky Speaks Out About Why He Let Brendan ...
Making A Murderer Lawyer Len Kachinsky Speaks Out About Why He Let Brendan ...
Brendan Dassey's Former Lawyer, Len Kachinsky, Defends Himself After 'Making A ...
Brendan Dassey's Former Lawyer, Len Kachinsky, Defends Himself After 'Making A ...
The Lawyer Who Became DuPont's Worst Nightmare
He had been spurned not only by Parkersburg's lawyers but also by its politicians, journalists, doctors and veterinarians. The farmer was angry and spoke in a heavy Appalachian accent. Bilott struggled to make sense of everything he was saying. He ...
Springfield sex offender Long Dinh Duong targeted for deportation, lawyer says
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials are seeking to detain Duong following his arrest on six sexual assault charges last month, defense lawyer Paul Rudof said Monday in Springfield District Court. The lawyer mentioned Duong's immigration ...
Lawyer cashes in, top politician holds out and Alabama again gets the shaft
After taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in attorney's fees – and likely much, much more – lawyer J. Mark White on the last day of 2015 filed a motion to withdraw as counsel for Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard. Some 437 days after Hubbard was ...
Chicago-Based Lawyers Await Judge's Decision on 'Making a Murderer' Case
In this Aug. 2, 2007 file photo, Brendan Dassey is escorted into court for his sentencing in Manitowoc, Wis. A lawsuit claiming Brendan Dassey, the young man whose case was closely documented in the Netflix series “Making a Murderer,” was illegally ...
AM Roundup: Chicago Mayor Backs City's Top Lawyer
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news: Rahm backs city counsel: Mayor Rahm Emanuel backed the city's top lawyer on Tuesday, a day after a federal judge ruled a lawyer in the city law department concealed evidence in a lawsuit over a 2011 police ...
Goldwater Institute lawyer to serve on Arizona Supreme Court
PHOENIX (AP) — A longtime attorney for the conservative-leaning Goldwater Institute has beaten out several judges to be the next justice on Arizona's highest court. Gov. Doug Ducey announced Wednesday that he has appointed Clint Bolick, the institute ...
Ex-Mayor Reed is 'a man of limited means,' lawyer says during hearing on ...
Ex-Mayor Reed is 'a man of limited means,' lawyer says during hearing on ...
Old Lady Lawyer: What Is Wrong With Dueling?
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer In his 2015 Year-End Report on the Federal Judiciary, Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr. spends several pages discussing the demise of dueling in the 19th century and how it eventually ...
The Latest: Work of Former Chicago Lawyer to Be Examined
In this Sept. 22, 2015 photo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, right, accompanied by chief Corporation Counsel Stephen Patton speaks before the City Council, in Chicago. Mayor Emanuel says he has confidence in Patton, the head of Chicago's law ...
Suge Knight's Lawyer Claims Justice System Is Treating Client Unfairly
In an interview with The Wrap, Knight's Lawyer, Thomas Mesereau, says that his client is being treated unfairly by the justice system. "He should be at home and he should have been granted reasonable bail, like everybody else,” Mesereau says. “This ...
Making a Murderer lawyer Dean Strang addresses charges of evidence missing in ...
Making a Murderer lawyer Dean Strang addresses charges of evidence missing in ...
State to ensure inmate gets private meetings with lawyer
The state has assured a judge that a former death row inmate will be allowed to meet privately with his lawyer as he prepares for his murder retrial. The attorney representing Isaiah McCoy complained in a letter to the court Monday that McCoy was being ...
'Making a Murderer' Attorney: Dassey's Ex-Lawyer 'Served Brendan Up on A ...
'Making a Murderer' Attorney: Dassey's Ex-Lawyer 'Served Brendan Up on A ...
'Involuntary Intoxication' Defense in Brutal Attack on Virginia Lawyer
Another husband and wife, both lawyers themselves, were charged with the crime. Now, lawyers for the male defendant, Andrew Schmuhl, have put a court on notice they may employ a very unusual defense: involuntary intoxication. Schmuhl's attorneys told a ...
Woodlands technology lawyer hopes to be 410th judge
A Woodlands lawyer is hoping to become the new judge in the 410th state District Court. As unconventional as it may seem for a business attorney to gun for a judge's seat, candidate Chuck Meyer says his experience in different fields will help him ...
"Affluenze teen fine": Lawyer
A lawyer for the Texas ''affluenza'' teen currently being held in an immigration detention center in Mexico says his client is doing fine. Julie Noce reports. △ Hide Transcript. ▷ View Transcript. The lawyer for Ethan Couch, the 18-year-old Texan ...
Suspended KCK lawyer convicted of mistreating disabled man
A long-time Kansas City, Kan., lawyer has been found guilty of misappropriating money from a disabled man's trust fund. A Wyandotte County judge found Don Charles Ball guilty of felony mistreatment of a dependent adult and misdemeanor passing a ...
Lawyer charged in attack on law firm partner may use involuntary intoxication ...
Lawyer charged in attack on law firm partner may use involuntary intoxication ...
Local lawyer 'DuPont's worst nightmare'
The New York Times Magazine this week profiles Cincinnati lawyer Rob Bilott. The Taft Stettinius & Hollister lawyer has taken on the Wilmington,Del.-based chemical giant over pollution in West Virginia. At issue: a chemical called perfluorooctanoic ...
Daughter-killer Glenn Collins plays amateur lawyer; judge talks directly to ...
Daughter-killer Glenn Collins plays amateur lawyer; judge talks directly to ...
'Involuntary intoxication' defense planned in lawyer attack
MCLEAN, Va. (AP) — Attorneys for a man charged with attacking a lawyer and his wife say they plan to use a rare involuntary intoxication defense — arguing that his mental state at the time of the offense resulted from the use of medication. Andrew ...
How Waiting Tables Made Me A Better Lawyer
I can comfortably carry three plates in one hand. And two glasses in one hand. And my hands are small! But, um, I haven't quite figured out how this makes me a better lawyer. But I can carry three plates in one hand. So there, Mr. OCI guy. Beat that ...
Secaucus lawyer charged with trying to kill girlfriend will argue self-defense
JERSEY CITY -- A Hudson County judge ruled today that a Secaucus lawyer accused of trying to stab his girlfriend to death in 2011 will be permitted to defend himself in court by claiming the incident was self-defense. Todd Gorman, who is charged with ...
Judge: Lawyer who filed class-action suit against Apple is “manifestly ...
Judge: Lawyer who filed class-action suit against Apple is “manifestly ...
Lonzie's 5-year-old sister removed from witness list for Ebron trial
Lawyers for Ruben Ebron, the man police say is the prime suspect in the disappearance of toddler Lonzie Barton, have removed the boy's sister from a witness list, but it's likely the boy's mother will be called to testify on Friday. Ebron will face ...
Lawyer testifies in cop killer competency case
Jurors recommended the death penalty, but when defense lawyers raise competency as an issue, formal sentencing was postponed. On Thursday, lead defense attorney Paul Goeke called fellow defense attorney Kurt Gransee as his first witness and asked ...
Above the Law's 2015 Lawyer Of The Year Contest: The Finalists!
Thanks to everyone who responded, in comments or by email, to our request for nominations for 2015 Lawyer of the Year. We narrowed the many excellent nominees to a slate of eight fascinating lawyers — distinguished, despicable, or debatable, depending ...
Lawyer Faces National Scrutiny While Defending Bill Cosby
A good attorney in a high-profile case needs to know how to change public opinion. Bill Cosby's attorney Monique Pressley is trying to do just that. Under the glare of public scrutiny, she has been vehemently defending the beleaguered comedian, and ...
James J. O'Grady | 1936-2016: 'Finest trial lawyer' was fixture in county ...
James J. O'Grady | 1936-2016: 'Finest trial lawyer' was fixture in county ...
Kansas lawyer convicted of mistreating disabled man
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A longtime Kansas City, Kansas, lawyer has been found guilty to misappropriating funds from a disabled man's trust fund. A Wyandotte County judge this week found Don Charles Bell guilty of felony mistreatment of a dependent adult ...
Making a Murderer's Dean Strang on Being a Heartthrob: “Millennials Come Up to ...
Making a Murderer's Dean Strang on Being a Heartthrob: “Millennials Come Up to ...
Officer's Lawyer Says He Did Nothing Wrong in Traffic Stop
The lawyer for a white Georgia police officer shown on video telling a black driver he doesn't care about "your people" says his client did nothing wrong aside from being rude to the motorist. Attorney Lance LoRusso tells The Atlanta Journal ...
Officer's lawyer says he did nothing wrong in traffic stop
ATLANTA – The lawyer for a white Georgia police officer shown on video telling a black driver he doesn't care about "your people" says his client did nothing wrong aside from being rude to the motorist. Attorney Lance LoRusso tells The Atlanta ...
Lawyer alleges 231 children abused at German Catholic choir
BERLIN – A lawyer tasked with investigating allegations of abuse at a Catholic children's choir in southern Germany says he has documented 231 allegations ranging from beatings to rape. Ulrich Weber says the incidents include 50 plausible cases of ...
'Rogue Lawyer', 'The Crossing' crime novels offer tense escapism
Two recent crime novels by exceptionally popular writers showcase aggressive attorneys who often take cases that nobody else wants. “Rogue Lawyer” by bestselling author John Grisham (Doubleday, $28.95) introduces Sebastian Rudd, an atypical lawyer ...
China Jails Tortured Rights Lawyer For Six Months Amid Protests
Authorities later withheld Shu's lawyer's business license, a tactic frequently used by the ruling Chinese Communist Party to target lawyers who represent "sensitive" and disadvantaged groups, often evictees who have had their land requisitioned by ...
Lawyer Alleges 231 Children Abused at German Catholic Choir
More than 200 children may have been abused, some of them sexually, by adults working with a Catholic children's choir in southern Germany, a lawyer tasked with investigating the allegations said Friday. Ulrich Weber said the 231 alleged victims ...
Longtime Nashville lawyer John Hollins Sr. dies after stroke
John Hollins Sr. (Courtesy: Hollins, Raybin and Weissman). NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Nashville's legal community suffered a great loss Thursday night in the passing of longtime lawyer John Hollins Sr. News 2 confirmed Hollins suffered a stroke earlier ...
Judge rejects class-action over AppleCare's subpar replacements, calls lawyer ...
Judge rejects class-action over AppleCare's subpar replacements, calls lawyer ...
Lawyer filing class action case against Apple called "manifestly incompetent ...
Lawyer filing class action case against Apple called "manifestly incompetent ...