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Lawyer for Brooklyn Gang Rape Suspect Claims Victim 'Needs Help'
The attorney for a 14-year-old boy accused in the suspected gang rape of a teen female tells PEOPLE the victim "needs help." "She's still a child herself," says attorney Kenneth Montgomery, who represents Denzel Murray. He would not comment on whether ...
Lawyer from Harrington Park sentenced to prison in $1.3M theft scheme
A lawyer who blamed his addiction to alcohol for the theft of legal fees charged for work he never performed was sentenced Friday to three years in state prison and ordered to reimburse a state fund that paid out more than $1.3 million in claims to his ...
A Lawyer's Plan to Save Philadelphia's Newspapers
Enter attorney Richard Fox, who leads the philanthropic practice at the 100-lawyer Philadelphia firm Dilworth Paxson. Fox, who had long represented the Annenberg Foundation, understood what Lenfest wanted. “He's in his late 80s, he's not interested in ...
'Making a Murderer' defense lawyer thinks this is the real reason Steven Avery ...
'Making a Murderer' defense lawyer thinks this is the real reason Steven Avery ...
Ex-immigration lawyer pleads guilty to forging document
Ex-immigration lawyer pleads guilty to forging document. Originally published January 15, 2016 at 12:21 pm Updated January 15, 2016 at 12:58 pm. A former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney pleaded guilty after prosecutors said he forged ...
LinkedIn for Lawyers: Newly Issued Ethical Guidance Makes Social Media Use ...
LinkedIn for Lawyers: Newly Issued Ethical Guidance Makes Social Media Use ...
Texas lawyer files federal lawsuit against Ted Cruz over his Canadian birth
A longtime attorney in Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's hometown of Houston has filed a federal lawsuit that questions the Canadian-born lawmaker's eligibility to be president of the United States. Newton Schwartz asked the Supreme Court in ...
Lawyer sanctioned for telling opposing counsel it's 'not becoming of a woman ...
Lawyer sanctioned for telling opposing counsel it's 'not becoming of a woman ...
Loveland woman asks judge to appoint new lawyer
FORT COLLINS — A 37-year-old Loveland woman accused last July of knocking on a neighbor's door and stabbing him repeatedly asked a Fort Collins judge to appoint new defense counsel to her case, as she described the representation her lawyer has ...
Lawyer Challenging Ted Cruz Eligibility Was Suspended From Practice of Law
A birther lawsuit challenging Ted Cruz's eligibility was filed today in federal court in Texas. I had previously written that such a lawsuit challenging the eligibility would most certainly lack standing and would be frivolous. The lawyer who filed the ...
David Margulies, 78; 'Ghostbusters' mayor, Tony Soprano's lawyer
NEW YORK — David Margulies, a versatile character actor who performed in scores of supporting stage, film, and television roles but was most conspicuous as the common-sense mayor in “Ghostbusters” and as Tony Soprano's sleazy lawyer, died Monday at ...
County: Lawyer's price is too high
SUNBURY — The compensation promised to Pepper Hamilton to represent Northumberland County in an ongoing salary lawsuit is "extremely excessive" and "unheard of," according to a filing by Commissioners Rick Shoch and Sam Schiccatano in ...
Peoria lawyer Alicia Washington picked for vacancy in 10th Judicial Circuit
PEORIA — For a lifelong Peorian like Alicia Washington, becoming a judge in her hometown is “a dream come true.” “I had dreamed of being a lawyer so this is a huge deal,” she said Friday evening, hours after the Illinois Supreme Court announced she ...
Texas Lawyer Files 'Birther' Lawsuit Against Ted Cruz
A veteran attorney in Ted Cruz's hometown of Houston has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Canadian-born senator's eligibility to be president. In a 28-page complaint Thursday, Newton Schwartz asked the Supreme Court to decide if Cruz's birth to ...
Good Morning: 'Talk to a Lawyer Day' on Monday
INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Bar Association will sponsor “Talk to a Lawyer Day,” a pro bono program to provide free legal assistance to the underserved on Monday, as an annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The program is an opportunity ...
Immigration lawyer pleads guilty
His motive remains unclear and his lawyers have declined comment. The plea deal calls for a sentence of 30 days in custody followed by a year of supervision and 100 hours of community service. However, a judge will have the final say on the sentence at ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Freed Iranian committed no crime
Defense lawyer Joel Androphy said his client was "elated" to be pardoned Saturday but says Mechanic's "been incarcerated for 9 months for a crime that he's just accused of but did not commit." Two other defendants in the case, Khosrow Afghahi and ...
Donald Trump gloats after lawyer files 'birther' suit questioning Ted Cruz's ...
Donald Trump gloats after lawyer files 'birther' suit questioning Ted Cruz's ...
Lawyer: African may stay jailed in American's slaying
ROME — An Italian judge on Saturday upheld the arrest of a Senegalese man jailed in the slaying of an American woman, the suspect's lawyer said. The judge questioned Cheik Tidiane Diaw, suspected of killing Ashley Olsen, at a closed-door hearing ...
Houston lawyer files lawsuit seeking ruling on Cruz citizenship
Scott Grant, a constitutional lawyer in Washington, D.C., agreed "the meaning of the 'natural born citizen' provision of the Constitution has never been settled." But others say the matter is not so compelling or the law so gray that it must be ...
Ask the Lawyer: One threat doesn't absolve another threat
A service member might be committing extortion if he threatens a colleague who has threatened him. Loading… Post to Facebook. Ask the Lawyer: One threat doesn't absolve another threat A service member might be committing extortion if he threatens a ...
Constitutional lawyer: Cruz 'right' about citizenship
Constitutional lawyer Floyd Abrams says Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is on the right side in the argument over whether he can run for president. “I think Senator Cruz is right that 'natural-born' as understood would more likely than not ...
Iranian detainees walk free, lawyer says
A group of Iranian men walked free from detention in the U.S. early Sunday after being pardoned and released as part of a prisoner swap deal between Tehran and Washington, a lawyer for one of the men told CNN. Bahram Mechanich and Tooraj Faridi, both ...
Wrong-way cop was never offered alcohol treatment, lawyer says
LINDEN — The lawyer for the Linden cop who crashed while allegedly driving drunk the wrong way on a Staten Island highway in March, killing two men in his car, says his client was never offered alcohol treatment by his department when he was charged ...
Steven Avery lawyer says 'intelligent' people were removed from jury
The lawyer of Steven Avery, the protagonist of Netflix's Making a Murderer series, has claimed the state of Manitowoc struck off “intelligent” people from the jury in his case. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Jerry Buting said that ...
After St. Louis man complained online about a roofing company, a lawyer ...
After St. Louis man complained online about a roofing company, a lawyer ...
Lawyer: Roosevelt Field Shooting Suspect Was On Drugs
MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The lawyer for a man accused in a robbery and shooting at a Long Island mall filled with Christmas shoppers says his client's actions were fueled by a drug addiction. Oliver Lee, 21, pleaded not guilty Friday to an ...
Mark Hamill to Fight Bogus Memorabilia with California Lawyer
The 'Star Wars' actor has teamed up with California Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang to extend protections that apply to sports memorabilia to all signed collectibles sold by dealers in the state. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Luke Skywalker actor Mark Hamill has ...
Constitutional Lawyer Floyd Abrams: SCOTUS Won't Rule on Cruz Citizenship
However, based on history, I think the correct way to fix this once and forever is through a constitutional amendment, via 2/3 of both chambers and 3/4 of the states. I am not a lawyer but I am a political scientist who has studied these matters enough ...
Treetops lawyer: Silence slows UM frat prosecution
One year after members of a University of Michigan fraternity turned a wing of a northern Michigan ski resort into a disaster zone, some say a conspiracy of silence continues to hinder justice. A lawsuit has made little progress in holding anyone ...
Suspect in slaying of Ashley Olsen to stay jailed, lawyer says
ROME -- An Italian judge on Saturday upheld the arrest of a Senegalese man jailed in the slaying of an American woman, the suspect's lawyer said. The judge questioned Cheik Tidiane Diaw, suspected of killing Ashley Olsen, at a closed-door hearing ...
Accused meth dealer wins $3 million lottery; can't afford lawyer, fines
Now, Music says he can't afford a lawyer as he faces up to 20 years in federal prison and $20 million in fines on the drug and weapons charges, according to jacksonville.com. Music was arrested and charged with running a meth lab and possessing a ...
Cosbys Lawyer Beat Cosbys Prosecutor in Identical Rape Case
“From a lawyer's perspective I think you always have to tread lightly with these types of cases,” Pileggi said. “It does come into the credibility issue, it's always a factor. But you know, with these sexual cases, you have to strike a balance, because ...
Immigration lawyer charged for defrauding Caribbean immigrants in New York
NEW YORK, United States, Monday January 18, 2016 – An immigration lawyer has been arrested in New York for defrauding immigrants, including Caribbean nationals, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) says. Gnoleba Seri of ...
Tucson Lawyer Who Sued Arizona-Utah Towns For Discrimination Looks Ahead To ...
Tucson Lawyer Who Sued Arizona-Utah Towns For Discrimination Looks Ahead To ...
British Lawyer Discusses Likelihood of Trump Ban in the U.K.
After Trump first suggested temporarily barring all Muslims from entering the United States back in November, Britons filed a petition to deny the controversial political figure entry into their country. Image source: U.K. Government and Parliament ...
Letter from Legal Experts on Detained Chinese Lawyers
We, the undersigned lawyers, judges and jurists, write to express our deep concern about the scores of lawyers detained or intimidated in China during an unprecedented crackdown on criminal defence and human rights lawyers. The crackdown began in the ...
Kerviel Lawyer Says Recording Raises Questions About SocGen
Jerome Kerviel's lawyer says he has obtained evidence that raises fresh questions about whether Societe Generale SA knew of activities by the former employee that led to a 4.9 billion-euro ($5.3 billion) trading loss eight years ago. David Koubbi says ...
Houston lawyer challenges Cruz's constitutional qualifications
Challenge to Ted Cruz's constitutional qualifications for president heads news summary that includes a Republican senator breaking GOP ranks, criticism of California's attorney general and making lying a crime. Subscribe; Login ...
Steven Avery's 'Making a Murderer' Lawyer 'Absolutely' Has Some Doubts of His ...
Steven Avery's 'Making a Murderer' Lawyer 'Absolutely' Has Some Doubts of His ...
Stacy Sullivan: A mover and shaker still at 90
Stacy Sullivan, 90, is one of the last of San Diego's old-time movers and shakers. As a 35-year-old attorney, newly arrived in San Diego from San Francisco in 1959, he quickly met politicians; chamber members; Jack Murphy, the sports editor of The San ...
Lawyer for ex-Utah attorney general fights FEC lawsuit
Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, right, appears at the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday alongside his attorney Steve McCaughey for an arraignment hearing. Swallow has pleaded not guilty Monday to 13 charges of bribery and ...
Lawyer: Doctor looking for girlfriend locked woman in bunker
22, 2015. Prosecutors in Sweden say a doctor drugged a woman with strawberries laced with sedatives, then locked her in a soundproof bunker where he intended to keep her for years. Defense lawyer Mari Schaub said Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, her client has ...
Judge rebukes Valley lawyer over string of 'dubious,' 'troubling' lawsuits
The age discrimination lawsuit Bethlehem attorney Donald P. Russo filed for Ernest Keister three years ago named the wrong company as the central Pennsylvania man's employer, but that was only one of its flaws. Russo also missed several filing ...
Hillary Clinton: Good Lawyer, Awful President
Her lawyer-like tactics, intending to skirt criticism by siding with President Obama against Mr. Sanders, didn't work. Though Ms. Clinton tries to paint herself as the forefront voice of the Democratic Party rallying against the GOP, her remarks came ...
NC lawyer steps away from profession, troubled by the legal field
At about the time that review was beginning, Lewis Pitts, a lawyer who has accumulated many awards and recognitions for his work on children's rights and more, was stepping away from the legal profession in North Carolina, ending his 40-year career in ...
Cotton: Kerry Sounds More Interested In Being Iran's Lawyer Than In Rights of ...
Cotton: Kerry Sounds More Interested In Being Iran's Lawyer Than In Rights of ...
Has Brendan Dassey Watched 'Making A Murderer'? His Lawyer Says He Is ...
Has Brendan Dassey Watched 'Making A Murderer'? His Lawyer Says He Is ...
Salvatore DiMasi's lawyer to seek 'wrongly withheld' pension
DiMasi, 70, is serving an eight-year sentence at the Federal Bureau of Prisons' cancer treatment center in North Carolina, where he is scheduled to remain until late 2018 — and where his long-standing lawyer Thomas R. Kiley told the Herald yesterday ...
Judge grants 'divorce' to Springfield defendant and court-appointed lawyer
Not for Luis W. Cruz of Springfield, who wanted a new court-appointed attorney, or defense lawyer Dennis Powers, who no longer wanted Cruz as his client. Thanks to Judge Robert Murphy, both left Springfield District Court happier last week following a ...