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Eliot Spitzer accuser recanted, apologized, lawyer says
Eliot Spitzer of assault later recanted and apologized in an email before leaving the country, according to Spitzer's lawyer. Adam Kaufmann said in a statement obtained by The New York Post on Tuesday that the woman “recanted the allegations of assault ...
Ex-Goldwater lawyer-turned-justice to hear pension case
Clint Bolick, the former Goldwater Institute lawyer who now is an Arizona Supreme Court justice, said Tuesday he would not recuse himself from a high-profile pension case despite a request from the plaintiffs. The case stems from a requirement over the ...
Lawyer says Scalia's death looms large in pending cases
The unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia looms large in cases currently before the Supreme Court concerning abortion and religious liberty concerns, says a lawyer who recently filed a brief asking justices to uphold a Texas law requiring abortion ...
How Technology Can Make You a Better Lawyer
lawyer technology legal tech There is no app for being a better lawyer. There is no program that will make your arguments more logical or public speaking better or the case law in your favor. Technological tools do for the legal profession what ...
Mexican drug lord feels like "zombie" due to checks in prison, lawyer says
The Sinaloa cartel leader is allowed to meet with just one of his lawyers for 30 minutes once a week, a violation of the accused's constitutional right to "hire as many lawyers as he wishes and to have the direct communications needed to deal with ...
Lawyer fatally shot by cops after attacking wife, kids: police
A Connecticut man viciously attacked his wife and three children on Tuesday morning — before he was fatally shot by police when he refused to stop advancing on them, police sources said. Christopher Andrews, 51, a lawyer with an office at 420 ...
Lawyer in Title IX Case Says Focus Is UT, Not Peyton Manning
The lawyer for six women suing the University of Tennessee on its handling of sexual assault complaints by student-athletes is focused on the school's systemic problems he believes exist and is surprised at the attention the complaint's brief mention ...
Denver lawyer reflects on time as Justice Scalia's clerk
One of Scalia's former clerks is a lawyer in Denver. Jameson Jones got a job as a clerk with Scalia right after law school. “It was the opportunity of a lifetime,” Jones said. “Justice Scalia is one of the greatest legal minds of this generation, or ...
Ask the Lawyer: What does conspiracy to defraud mean?
Q: I have just been named in a lawsuit as part of a supposed conspiracy to defraud investors. I work in the accounting department, but have no clue what this is about other than some shareholders insist the stock price has been inflated through bogus ...
Libelling a Lawyer in Yelp Reviews Turns Out to be a Bad Idea
In case you're ever in the position of wanting to get back at a lawyer, here's some news from Florida: don't get your revenge by posting a slanderous Yelp review, or you'll be in the hole for $350,000. The case concerns a divorcing couple, Copia Blake ...
Lawyer: Two patients at Swedish Medical Center test positive for hepatitis
DENVER -- The lawyer for two patients who had surgery at Swedish Medical Center said his clients have tested positive for hepatitis. That information came Tuesday night just hours after Rocky Allen, the former surgical technologist at Swedish Medical ...
Lawyer uses woman's weight as defense in sexual assault trial
“At the time, you weighed approximately 215 pounds?” lawyer Tim Parlatore bluntly asked the 5-foot-6, 36-year-old, who earlier told jurors that Manhattan lawyer Dan Nelson tried to rape her on the pop-out bed in his office conference room. “Yes,” she ...
I'm a liberal lawyer. Clerking for Scalia taught me how to think about the law.
When I was in law school, a Supreme Court clerkship was the Holy Grail. For me, it was clerking for Justice Antonin Scalia. Now that I'm a partner in a law firm that serves the notoriously progressive entertainment industry, the fact that I once ...
Enid lawyer makes recommendation for US Supreme Court nomination
“I have made this recommendation, first, as a lawyer of more than 50 years who has practiced before the Supreme Court, as a life-long Republican partisan and as Timothy McVeigh's principal defense counsel in the Oklahoma City bombing case,” Jones said ...
Lawyer wants sexual harassment payment returned, says plaintiff violated nondisclosure deal
Oregon lawyer Ross Day says he has no obligation to pay a $140,000 sexual harassment settlement—and he wants his first payment of $2,500 returned. In a pending lawsuit (PDF), Day says he doesn't have to pay Andrea Meyer, a former employee at his ...
El Chapo Deprived of Sleep in Prison, Lawyer Says
A lawyer for Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, the Mexican drug cartel leader who's back in prison after his capture last month, says his client is subject to “physical and mental torture” behind bars. In a Tuesday interview with Mexico's Radio Formula ...
What is a lawyer's ethical obligation when subpoenaed for confidential client documents?
One added reads: “A lawyer may reveal information relating to the representation of a client to the extent the lawyer reasonably believes necessary to comply with other law or a court order.” When the ABA released the 1994 ethics opinion, Model Rule 1 ...
Judge in Secaucus lawyer's attempted murder trial could shake things up after tomorrow
JERSEY CITY -- A jury of five women and nine men resumed playback this morning of testimony in the trial of Todd Gorman, a Secaucus lawyer charged with the attempted murder of his girlfriend in 2011. This is the first day the jury has been back in the ...
Lawyer Says Alleged Sex Assault Victim is Too Fat For Story to Be True
Parlatore 2 Tim Parlatore, a New York defense lawyer, gave new meaning to the phrase “challenging the weight of the evidence” during a sexual assault trial on Tuesday. Parlatore represents Dan Nelson who is accused of attempting to rape a 36-year-old ...
Syosset lawyer admits stealing $500G from dead man, DA says
A lawyer from Syosset has pleaded guilty to stealing almost a half-million dollars from the estate of a dead man, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown said Wednesday. Debra Ann Purcell-Regis, 56, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree grand ...
Old Lady Lawyer: What Justice Scalia's Death Tells Us About Civility
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer Whoa… I had absolutely no idea that last week's column discussing Christopher Buckley's satirical novel on the Supreme Court would have such immediacy. Sadly, it has with the untimely ...
'Walking Dead' Lawsuit: Frank Darabont & CAA Lawyer Blast “Sanctionable” Letter From AMC Attorney To Judge
A week after a New York judge rejected AMC's efforts to have Frank Darabont and CAA's claims to more profits from The Walking Dead dismissed, a newish brouhaha has flared up between both sides' lawyers. In a sense, it's not totally unexpected in a case ...
Connecticut Police Fatally Shoot Lawyer Who Slashed His Wife and Three Kids
On Tuesday morning, police in Fairfield, Connecticut, shot and killed a 51-year-old father of three who allegedly non-fatally stabbed and slashed his wife and three children. According to Connecticut State Police, a call came into Fairfield's dispatch ...
Lawyer for Teacher Challenging Unions Calls on Supreme Court to Rehear Case
Rebecca Friedrichs and nine other teachers challenged the constitutionality of agency fees they're forced to pay to public-sector unions. The case went before the Supreme Court in January, but following Justice Antonin Scalia's unexpected death, the ...
Sanford Rubenstein, lawyer for Rikers Island inmate suing NYC after being beaten, faces gag order by Bronx judge
A Bronx judge issued a gag order Wednesday to prevent a lawyer from talking about the ongoing trial of multiple correction officers accused of beating a Rikers inmate. The man the judge muzzled, lawyer Sanford Rubenstein, told the Daily News he was ...
Cosby Sues Accuser Constand, Lawyer, Mother Over Contract
Bill Cosby has filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against a woman whose 2005 sexual-assault accusation led to his recent arrest. The lawsuit, filed a day before a key hearing in the criminal case against Cosby, names accuser Andrea Constand, her lawyer ...
Bill Cosby sues accuser Constand, lawyer, mother over contract
The lawsuit, filed a day before a key hearing in the criminal case against Cosby, names accuser Andrea Constand, her lawyer, her mother and the publisher of the National Enquirer. The lawsuit remained under seal Wednesday, and Cosby's lawyers declined ...
State lawyer: UM disagrees with Johnson's allegations, but opted to settle
A lawyer representing the state said Wednesday the University of Montana disagrees with the allegations made by former Grizzlies quarterback Jordan Johnson about how campus officials handled rape accusations against him. However, attorney Dale ...
Lawyer killed by cops after attacking family had deep financial troubles
Christopher Andrews, 51, who had a small office on Lexington Avenue, assaulted his wife, Kathleen, at 22 Mount Laurel Road in Fairfield early Tuesday, leaving her with serious facial stab and blunt-force wounds. He then unleashed his rage on his 12 ...
Trailblazing Civil Rights Activist, Lawyer and Vet Shares 6 Amazing Tales
Eating Breakfast and Talking Politics With Louis Armstrong: In 1963, James was out on the road in downstate LaSalle-Peru working as a newly minted lawyer tasked with educating federal employers and their contractors that they could no longer ...
Lawyer Wants Statements Suppressed in Trooper Ambush Case
A lawyer for the man charged in a deadly ambush outside a Pennsylvania State Police barracks wants statements he made during interrogation suppressed. Attorney William Ruzzo is also challenging a prosecutor's decision to seek the death penalty against ...
Cosby sues sex-assault accuser, lawyer for contract breach
The lawsuit, filed a day before a key hearing in the criminal case against Cosby, names accuser Andrea Constand, her lawyer, her mother and the publisher of the National Enquirer. The lawsuit remained under seal Wednesday, and Cosby's lawyers declined ...
Judge to accused murderer: A good lawyer can't hold your hand
Syracuse, NY -- Harry Shelton complained today that his lawyer wasn't "working on my behalf" in a July 2015 murder case. But County Court Judge Anthony Aloi responded that his lawyer has actually done quite a bit while Shelton remained in jail. The ...
Lawyer Parent Who Framed PTA President in Pot Possession Plot Wrote Novel About 'the Perfect Crime'
Jill Easter, the Irvine, California, mom convicted with her now ex-husband Kent of planting drugs in the car of the PTA President at their son's elementary school as revenge for a school spat, once wrote a novel about committing "the perfect crime ...
Lawyer Shot, Killed By Police After Attacking Family With Knife
police crime tape Earlier this week, a New York lawyer was shot and killed by police after viciously attacking his family members with a knife and beating them with a baseball bat. Christopher Andrews, a resident of Fairfield, Connecticut, was fatally ...
NYC Lawyer Shot To Death By Police
Oregon lawyer Ross Day quietly agreed to pay $140,000 to settle a sex harassment lawsuit filed by a female lawyer in his law firm. After making the initial installment on the settlement, Day now claims he doesn't have to pay any of the remaining $140 ...
Lawyer Denied Bond For Inmate She Reportedly Had Sex With
FT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Not a good day in court for Hollywood attorney who is representing a man she reportedly had sex with – while he was in jail. Jessica Mishali David, 35, was prohibited from ” entering any Broward Sheriff's Office facility or ...
Lawyer seeks to copy footage of fatal shooting by off-duty cop
In a motion filed Thursday, Jarrod Horton's lawyer said he planned to review three DVDs containing CHA footage “that captured the shooting.” Attorney Kevin Turkcan said video already produced by CHA and IPRA “have gaps,” and he wants to personally ...
Michigan bar: First Amendment protects blogging lawyer in grievance case
(Reuters) – A Michigan psychiatrist named Rosalind Griffin was not at all happy when plaintiffs' lawyer Steven Gursten of Gursten Koltonow Gursten & Raitt published a blog post questioning the doctor's sworn testimony in one of his cases. Griffin had ...
Lance Armstrong's lawyer: It was known fact that pro cycling was a doping 'cesspool'
Lance Armstrong says only fools ever believed in Lance Armstrong. That's essentially the argument Armstrong is making, through his attorneys, in an effort to hold on to the tens of millions of taxpayer dollars he collected by doping his way to victory ...
Lawyer for Gatlinburg detective blasts Hamilton DA
That's the position of lawyer Bryan Delius, speaking Thursday on behalf of client Rodney Burns, the veteran Gatlinburg detective whose testimony Monday in Hamilton County drew a rebuke from a judge, and criticism from Chattanooga's police chief as well ...
Lawyer: Bills RB McCoy did nothing wrong
The lawyer for Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy said his client did nothing wrong in the alleged nightclub assault that left several off-duty police officers with injuries described as severe. "We're awaiting a decision by the DA's office ...
Lawyer: Cosby appears as 'bully' for suing accuser
Criminal defense lawyer David Walker, who is not involved in the case, has followed Cosby's fall from grace and said the TV star's strategy “makes him look like a bully.” “(He's thinking), 'I paid her to be quiet, and now she's not being quiet, so now ...
Lawyer: Tennessee football player Alexis Johnson 'adamantly denies the allegation'
Tennessee defensive tackle Alexis Johnson's attorney said Thursday that Johnson plans to plead not guilty to charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment. Johnson, a first-year junior college transfer who joined the program in January, was ...
Judge rips lawyer for suggesting cops 'swaying' court after police chief shows up
Syracuse police officers came to today's arraignment for Quashar Neil, accused of firing at an officer during an attempted murder in November. Police Chief Frank Fowler is at the far left, partially obscured by a court officer. (Douglass Dowty ...
Planned Parenthood hires lawyer T. Clay
Planned Parenthood has hired Louisville lawyer Thomas "T." Clay and his law group, Clay Daniel Walton Adams PLC, to represent it after the administration of Gov. Matt Bevin on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the organization accusing it of operating ...
Apple hires high-profile free speech lawyer to take on FBI
Court filings in Apple's case reveal that Olson and Theodore J. Boutrous Jr. are representing Apple in their legal battle that could go all the way to the Supreme Court. Both lawyers are no strangers to the national legal spotlight. The two worked ...
This Robot Lawyer Can Get You Out of a Parking Ticket for Free
A British 19-year-old programmer has designed a bot for helping people to fight their parking tickets. Appealing a parking ticket is a costly pursuit, sometimes more costly than the ticket itself. That is especially true when a lawyer is involved. In ...
Shkreli May Intimidate `Mere Mortals' But Lawyer Sees No Threat
Martin Shkreli's intellect might be intimidating to “mere mortals” but he's no threat to anyone, according to his lawyer. The attorney's boast was in response to government claims that potential witnesses fear the former pharma executive will retaliate ...
Ex-camp aide's lawyer looks to suppress phone contents
His attorney, Piszczatowski, has said that in a recording of the interview with an FBI agent, Kuppe is heard saying, “I want, I think I want a lawyer then.” According to Piszczatowski, “the request was ignored as if the words were never spoken. The ...