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BMS names Chris Lawyer communications manager
Bristol, TN — Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS) and Dragway announces the hiring of accomplished public relations professional, Chris Lawyer as communications manager. Lawyer has worked with numerous forms of sports including motorsports, tennis and ...
Watch 'Making a Murderer' Lawyer Discuss the Benefits of Web Sleuths
Jerry Buting, one of the lawyers who defended Steven Avery in the 2007 murder trial chronicled in Netflix's Making a Murderer docuseries, welcomes the findings of Internet sleuths who are interested in the case. "We were only two minds," he tells ...
Man charged with murder for allegedly setting lawyer on fire
Authorities are seeking a Houston man charged with murder, accused of setting fire to a 67-year-old lawyer and his 45-year-old son, after a spat on Monday. Curtis Lee Holliman, 32, had been living with attorney Kirby Taylor and his son Dexter since ...
Ethan Couch's Lawyer: Teen May Be in Mexico Against His Will
Attorneys for a Texas teenager known for using an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck said Tuesday that they're investigating whether the 18-year-old fled to Mexico or was taken against his will. Authorities allege that Ethan Couch and ...
Ethan Couch dropping deportation fight, lawyer says
Today, his lawyer in Texas said documents have been filed to lift the objections to Couch's return to the United States, but he didn't say how long the process would take. Officials in Mexico say they haven't seen anything indicating that Couch has ...
Lawyer seeks suspension, impeachment of local federal judge
WACO (January 19, 2016) A New York lawyer, formerly based in Dallas, has asked a judicial conduct committee to suspend Waco's federal judge and recommend his impeachment over allegations of sexual misconduct. Ty Clevenger filed an appeal ...
Lawyer: Mount Vernon cops 'like cowboys' in shooting
Mount Vernon police officers stormed an emotionally disturbed man's apartment "like cowboys" before shooting him seven times during a 2014 standoff, a federal civil rights lawsuit claims. Anthony Smith, who survived the Oct. 24, 2014 shooting inside ...
Martin Shkreli is looking for a new lawyer
Days before Martin Shkreli's next scheduled court appearance, the infamous former pharma CEO is seeking a new lawyer. Shkreli is in the process of finding a new attorney, according to a letter from his current lawyer Marcus Asner to Judge Kiyo ...
Ask the Lawyer: Am I harassing my lawyer?
A: Get to a qualified lawyer ASAP to discuss your options and risks. The passage of time may be problematic. Is it too late to bring a malpractice claim, or to arbitrate a fee dispute? I don't know what you presented to the bar association that may not ...
MLB online package settlement 'brings significant change' to televised sports ...
MLB online package settlement 'brings significant change' to televised sports ...
Lawyer for VA Man Facing Terror Charges Says FBI Fabricated Case
The lawyer for a man accused of helping a friend try to join ISIS fighters accused the FBI and prosecutors of creating cases against young Muslim men. Joseph Hassan Farrokh, 28, of Woodbridge, Virginia, was arrested Friday afternoon at the Richmond ...
"Affluenza" teen dropping deportation fight, lawyer says
Today, his lawyer in Texas said documents have been filed to lift the objections to Couch's return to the United States, but he didn't say how long the process would take. Officials in Mexico say they haven't seen anything indicating that Couch has ...
Local lawyer, former firm say they gave former SEAL proper advice
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -A former Navy SEAL disregarded advice from attorneys to submit his book about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden to the federal government for clearance before it was published, the lawyers said in a court filing. Matt ...
'Serial killer' barred from jury selection for insulting his own lawyer
Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Alan Marrus told potential jurors Perrone had “chosen not to be here,” but The Post has learned he was removed after he refused to pipe down. “He called me the 'judge's prostitute,' among other things,” lawyer Howard ...
Houston lawyer and his son are set on fire; man is charged
Houston lawyer Kirby Taylor, 67, ran out of the home to retrieve a garden hose after the incident, a neighbor told Click2Houston. He and his 46-year-old son, Dexter Taylor, were found inside the home by firefighters. Dexter Taylor was pronounced dead ...
The Rise of Lawyer 2.0
The future of lawyers is a hot topic these days. Some suggest that technology — especially the rise of artificial intelligence (AI)— will render many obsolete. Others point to the incursion of other professional groups — notably the Big Four and ...
What 'Making a Murderer' Lawyer Wants Viewers to Learn From Doc
Although Making a Murderer is in many ways a true-crime show, the Netflix docuseries ultimately says more about the U.S. justice system than about any one person's case. And if there's one thing Jerry Buting, one of the defense attorneys who ...
Lawyer wants 1st-degree murder tossed in `selfie' shooting
The lawyer for a 17-year-old Pennsylvania boy accused of taking a selfie next to a 16-year-old teen he had just fatally shot wants a judge to dismiss a first-degree murder charge. Defense attorney Patrick Thomassey says Maxwell Morton, of Jeannette ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Is Low-Cost Lawyering The Answer?
The American Bar Association has a pilot project in three states with Rocket Lawyer to provide small businesses with low cost legal advice. Avvo has Avvo Advisor, which provides a fifteen minute phone consultation with a lawyer experienced in the ...
Lawyer Blames Fox News and Booze For Client's Criminal Threats on Muslim Group
John Weissinger, the 54 year-old California man who pled guilty last year to threatening Council on American-Islamic Relations offices in Washington, DC and San Diego was sentenced to one year in prison this week, and while he was being sentenced, ...
Have you ever heard sexist remarks while…
Last week, we took note of a lawyer who was sanctioned after telling his opposing counsel that it wasn't “becoming of a woman or an attorney” to raise one's voice at a deposition. The sanctioning judge called the remark “an indefensible attack” and ...
GM Trial Foe Accused of Lying Hires Criminal-Defense Lawyer
Robert Scheuer, who claims he was injured after a defective switch disabled his air bag in a 2014 wreck, hired New York lawyer Priya Chaudhry to represent him in any criminal matters arising from claims he lied on the witness stand. GM says Scheuer ...
Kathleen Kane should not get law license back, lawyer panel argues
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane should not get her suspended law license back because she waited too long to appeal based on the alleged bias of a Supreme Court justice, according to legal papers filed Wednesday. The Discipline Board ...
District Attorney Asks Court to Dismiss Effort by Bill Cosby's Lawyer to Drop Charges
In the back-and-forth over an aggravated indecent assault charge brought against Bill Cosby, the Pennsylvania district attorney who filed the criminal charge asked a court on Wednesday to dismiss efforts by Cosby's lawyer to have the charge dropped or ...
Don't let a lawyer be your doctor
Scroll through the list of the most expensive Google search terms and you'll find phrases like “Top personal injury lawyers” and “El Paso accident lawyer.” A recent study conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Legal Reform, or ILR ...
Lawyer Attributes Fox News' Coverage For Client's Murderous Threats Against Muslim Civil Rights Organization
A California man was sentenced Tuesday to a year in jail and five years of probation for threatening to shoot employees of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) offices in San Diego and Washington, D.C. The lawyer for John Weissinger, 54, ...
Manhattan Lawyer Accused Of Fatally Stabbing Pediatrician Wife In Scarsdale Home
An attorney for a Manhattan tax law firm was charged with murder yesterday after his wife, a prominent Westchester pediatrician, died in their Scarsdale home. Scarsdale Police Capt. Thomas Altizio told the Journal News that officers were called to the ...
Lawyer claims bankruptcy judge who ordered her arrest had an appearance of ...
Lawyer claims bankruptcy judge who ordered her arrest had an appearance of ...
Ismayilova Accepts Amal Clooney As Lawyer
Imprisoned RFE/RL contributor Khadija Islayilova has accepted prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney as her legal representative. In a statement she praised Clooney's "courage" in the case of a jailed Egyptian journalist in 2014. Earlier Clooney ...
Tampa to pay $300000 to settle excessive-force lawsuit over lawyer's arrest at ...
Tampa to pay $300000 to settle excessive-force lawsuit over lawyer's arrest at ...
Suge Knight Another Lawyer Bites the Dust
Our sources say Suge and Mesereau had a bitter disagreement over confidential information. We're told Suge claims the info made its way to authorities and he became enraged. Here's what's odd ... the judge allowed our camera in the courtroom but then ...
Texas CrimeCast: The death penalty, John Wiley Price and a Dallas lawyer who ...
Texas CrimeCast: The death penalty, John Wiley Price and a Dallas lawyer who ...
The Latest: Lawyer for Slaying Defendant Declines Comment
The lawyer for a man charged in the death of his pediatrician wife in an affluent New York City suburb says a bail hearing has been scheduled for Friday. Attorney Kerry Lawrence declined further comment on the arrest of Jules Reich. A spokesman for the ...
The Latest: Lawyer for slaying defendant declines comment
SCARSDALE, N.Y. – The latest in the charging of a husband with the death of pediatrician wife inside their multimillion-dollar home in an affluent New York City suburb(all times local): 3:45 p.m.. The lawyer for a man charged in the death of his ...
New lawyer for Suge Knight in murder case
Former rap music mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has a new lawyer in a murder case filed after authorities said he ran over two men in a parking lot last year in Compton, California. Former prosecutor Stephen L. Schwartz has replaced Thomas Mesereau, who ...
Wilkinson's New Firm Aims to Train Younger Trial Lawyers
Wilkinson, recently named one of The American Lawyer's Litigators of the Year, told The Am Law Daily on Thursday that there's a gap in the legal industry ready to be filled by small shops that can give younger lawyers the experience they need in ...
NY's Cuomo nominates lawyer, ex-staffer as top financial regulator
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo tapped Maria Vullo, a lawyer who represented banks and donated to Cuomo's campaigns, as the state's top financial regulator, his office said on Thursday. Vullo's nomination as superintendent of the New York State ...
The Latest: Lawyer calls for US inquiry in Denver jail death
DENVER – The latest on prosecutors' decision not to file charges against Denver sheriff's deputies in the death of a black, homeless inmate (all times local): 3:40 p.m.. An attorney for the family of an inmate who died in a Denver jail is calling for a ...
Mom's lawyer: Murder charges in babies' deaths 'speculation'
The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman who lived in a filthy home where the skeletal remains of three babies were found has told a judge murder charges against her are the result of "pure speculation" by prosecutors. The Springfield Republican reports ...
Steven Avery's New Lawyer Is Already Dismantling The Case Against Him On Twitter
But last week there was some good news for those that continue to proclaim Avery innocent of the murder of Teresa Halbach: Chicago lawyer Kathleen Zellner, who specializes in overturning wrongful convictions, took up his case. She'll be joined by ...
Counterfeit bills bring prison for disbarred lawyer
U.S. District Chief Judge Linda Reade said she wouldn't decrease that prison time, as requested by his lawyer, because there were many aggravating factors in this case. He not only was selling counterfeit money but also made the bills, using a printer ...
Oracle lawyer says Google's Android generated $31 billion revenue
A lawyer for Google did not discuss the figure, according to a transcript of the hearing in a Northern California federal court last week. But he said the Alphabet Inc unit might be willing to disclose more information about the revenue produced by ...
Motley crew of lawyers defends Mexico's 'Chapo' Guzman
While Guzman was on the run, it was another lawyer, Andres Granados, who put the then-fugitive in touch with Mexican-American actress Kate del Castillo. Granados, Del Castillo and Guzman exchanged text messages last year, leading to the drug baron's ...
Lawyer in murder case says he didn't know of brain injuries
O'Hare was called to the stand by Dowds' current lawyer, David Nathanson, who is arguing that O'Hare did not effectively represent the former Lawrence man by failing to explore the effects of brain injuries he received when hit by a truck at age 4 and ...
SF lawyer chosen to helm VW diesel lawsuits
A San Francisco lawyer was appointed by a federal judge Thursday as the lead counsel in more than 500 consumer fraud lawsuits filed against Volkswagen over the emissions cheating software it installed in diesel vehicles. Elizabeth Cabraser of the law ...
Google's Android revenue $31 billion over OS's entire lifetime, Oracle lawyer says
The information was revealed at a court hearing last week by a lawyer for Oracle, which is suing Google on the accusation that it used Java to develop Android without paying for it, according to Bloomberg. In a more recent filing, Google protested the ...
Lawyer: No Evidence That Mom Whose Home Had Skeletal Remains of Babies Killed Them
The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman accused of killing two of her children and hiding their corpses said there's no evidence she had anything to do with their deaths. The remains of two babies and a fetus were discovered at Erika Murray's Blackstone ...
Suge Knight Gets Fifth Lawyer in Murder Case
Schwartz is the fifth lawyer to represent him in the case. Attorney Thaddeus Culpepper, who has been part of the case since May, will remain on Knight's legal team. Knight has pleaded not guilty and claimed self-defense after he was seen on security ...
FTC probes Turing over drug prices, Shkreli's lawyer says
The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Turing Pharmaceuticals for possible antitrust violations in connection with the company's decision to hike the price of a life-saving drug by more than 5,000 percent, a lawyer for former Chief Executive ...
Johnson City pro bono lawyer represents the helpless
He calls this work, which provides free legal help to low-income and indigent clients, a key part of being a lawyer. “In order for the profession to function and provide fairness and due process, you have to have lawyers representing people, and some ...