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Lawyer and Avid Collector to Sell Some of His Judaica
When Alan Dershowitz, the lawyer and constitutional scholar, retired from Harvard Law School in 2013 and returned to his hometown of New York City—though based on how often I've seen him on TV lately he's leading a fairly busy retirement—he was ...
Lawyer: Bosworth's conviction makes her untrustworthy
Her lawyer, Paul Richardson, on Monday argued that the felony conviction doesn't prevent Bosworth from providing honest care for her patients. “The board found Dr. Bosworth essentially a danger to the public, but in those findings found that she ...
5 things to know: FBI says Atlanta lawyer embezzled $20 million
5 things to know: FBI says Atlanta lawyer embezzled $20 million. 6:53 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 | Filed in: Local News. Comments 0. Local News. Nathan Hardwick. FBI investigators say an alleged scheme allowed Nathan E. Hardwick IV to embezzle more ...
Ex-lawyer for 'D.C. Madam' sues federal chief judge, clerk for $1 million each
WASHINGTON — The former lawyer for “D.C. Madam” Deborah Jeane Palfrey is suing Chief Judge Richard Roberts, of D.C.'s U.S. District Court, and Clerk of Court Angela Caesar for $1 million each, claiming his First and Fifth Amendment rights are being ...
Springfield purse snatch suspect had honorable motives, lawyer says
But defense lawyer Brandon Freeman said the 29-year-old woman was Ortiz's girlfriend, not a stranger walking on the street. Similarly, grabbing the woman's purse was Ortiz's way of making sure she wasn't hiding heroin after promising to stay clean, ...
Lawyer: Ryan Lawrence's family in process of hiring me; haven't talked to him yet
The lawyer declined further comment, noting that he had not yet been officially hired as the family's representative. Brenneck recently won an acquittal for Onondaga County sheriff's Deputy George Buckton, accused of stealing money from Centro. Two ...
Komisarjevsky Lawyer Testifies About Undisclosed Police Calls
NEW HAVEN -- An appeals lawyer for convicted Cheshire home invasion killer Joshua Komisarjevsky testified Tuesday that she could not find three police department calls from the morning of the 2007 slayings when she searched the files of Komisarjevsky's ...
Lawyer: Cosby Using Courts to Bully Accuser, Witnesses
Bill Cosby is using secret court filings to try to bully and intimidate the accuser and other witnesses in his criminal sex-assault case, the woman's lawyers charged in a new court filing. Cosby filed a sealed lawsuit this month against accuser Andrea ...
FDNY Families Awarded $183M Over 'Black Sunday' Blaze, Lawyer Says
THE BRONX — The city and a landlord have to pay $183 million to families of firefighters who were killed or injured after having to jump five stories to avoid being burned to death in a 2005 house fire, lawyers said. A Bronx jury ruled Monday that the ...
Erin Andrews' lawyer describes shame, fear sportscaster felt over peeping Tom
Lawyer Marc Dedman said there was no evidence that the hotel deliberately placed Barrett next to her. He said Barrett was an insurance executive who traveled extensively and knew the hospitality system so well that he was able to use an in-house phone ...
What's Possible: The Empathetic Lawyer
If you were building the perfect lawyer, what characteristics would you give to your creation? Intelligence? Probably. Creativity? Perhaps. Attention to detail? Determination? Integrity? These are all desirable qualities, and you could make a ...
Sweet Cakes owners have a new lawyer: George H.W. Bush's counsel
A former lawyer for President George H.W. Bush has taken over the Sweet Cakes by Melissa Case, a Texas lawfirm announced Tuesday. C. Boyden Gray will represent Aaron and Melissa Klein at the Oregon Court of Appeals later this year. The Gresham ...
Prosecutors Seek Detention of Lawyer Accused of Embezzling
Federal prosecutors are set to ask a judge on Thursday to declare that a lawyer accused of embezzling from the law firm he once led is a serious flight risk. Nathan Hardwick was arrested Monday in Atlanta and arraigned on charges including conspiracy ...
Get a Parking Ticket? A New “Robot Lawyer” May Soon be Able to Help
Joshua Browder, 19, who is certainly way more impressive than I was at the same age, made a “robot lawyer” that helps people appeal parking tickets. Since the site, donotpay.co.uk launched late in 2015, it has appealed more than $3 million in parking ...
I-Team: Family of Slain Lawyer Demands Answers from Suffolk Police
The family of a lawyer killed at a Long Island beach club last summer is raising questions about why no one has been arrested for his homicide. It has been six months since Mike Divers, a 52-year-old father of two, was killed outside a community beach ...
Erin Andrews' lawyer blames hotel for nude video in opening statement
Seven words could have prevented TV personality Erin Andrews from the humiliation of nude videos of her going viral on the Internet, attorney Randall Kinnard told a jury during Andrews' civil trial in Nashville on Tuesday. Those words, Kinnard said: “I ...
Lawyer: Cosby using courts to bully accuser, witnesses
In this Dec. 30, 2015 file photo Bill Cosby, center, accompanied by his attorneys Brian McMonagle, left, and Monique Pressley, arrives at court to face a felony charge of aggravated indecent assault, in Elkins Park, Pa. A lawyer for the accuser in Bill ...
LeSean McCoy meets with investigators, lawyer says 'he did nothing wrong'
Former Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and his lawyer met with members of the Philadelphia Police Department and the District Attorney's Office Tuesday evening. The meeting took place at the Center City Philadelphia offices of McCoy's ...
Lawyer: Family of Man Shot Outside Home Sends Letter to Feds
The family of an Albuquerque man fatally shot outside his home as deputy U.S. marshals sought to arrest a homicide suspect nearby sent a letter to federal officials Tuesday, saying they are seeking answers in the case and intend to file a lawsuit ...
Kesha denies rape allegations in video of 2011 deposition — but her lawyer claims Dr. Luke threatened the singer
New video seen publicly for the first time Tuesday gives fresh dimension to the 2011 deposition in which Kesha flatly denied Dr. Luke drugged or raped her. The video, obtained by TMZ, shows the platinum-selling pop star sitting in the hot seat and ...
In Nevada, lawyers for Trump, Cruz protest other sides' tactics
"Mr. Trump has once again sent his lawyer on a fool's errand to advance discredited political allegations fueled by faulty legal theories," Chris K. Gober wrote in a letter addressed to state party chairman Michael McDonald. Citing a Wall Street ...
Baku Court Upholds Lawyer's Sentence
BAKU -- Azerbaijan's Supreme Court has upheld the imprisonment of the Caucasus nation's noted lawyer Intiqam Aliyev. Aliyev was arrested in August 2014 and sentenced in April 2015 to 7 1/2 years in jail after a court found him guilty of illegal ...
Snowden lawyer: Bill of Rights was meant to make government's job “more difficult”
Ben Wizner, a top attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union, is probably best known for being one of the lawyers representing Ed Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor. On Tuesday, he told Ars that representing the world's most ...
Lawyer: Conflicting reports call into question drunkenness in fatal I-81 crash
Amy Dell's defense lawyer revealed today that there were actually two conflicting lab reports on her drunkenness in May 2015. Dell is accused of driving northbound in the southbound lanes of I-81 in LaFayette, killing driver Bruce Ham, of New Jersey ...
Lawyer Charged With Forging Signatures Of 7 Judges On Over 100 Court Documents
Gold Pen with Signature Line of Document The only word for this story is “awesome.” Not in its standard, colloquial meaning of approval, but in its more literal meaning of filling one with sheer awe. Not just the “awe” that any lawyer would allegedly ...
Court attack: Lawyer Vikram Chauhan arrested
On Monday, a news channel had aired a sting operation in which the lawyer was seen boasting about beating JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, charged with sedition, when he was brought to the court on February 17. Police had issued multiple summons ...
This Lawyer's First Supreme Court Case Will Decide The Fate Of Abortion Rights
An elite group of 66 lawyers -- only eight of whom are women -- argued nearly half of the cases before the high court from 2004 to 2012, according to a 2014 Reuters analysis of 17,000 attorneys. Some of those attorneys have argued dozens of cases ...
Ryan Lawrence's lawyer has represented cold-case murderer, SU players
Ryan Lawrence's lawyer has represented cold-case murderer, SU players. 2016-02-24-dn-lawrence2.JPG. Attorney Mike Vavonese leaves city court after the arraignment of his client Ryan Lawrence Wednesday Feb. 24, 2016. Lawrance was arrested for the ...
Broward lawyer charged with child molestation, sexual battery
A Broward lawyer, arrested last weekend on federal child porn allegations, is now facing state charges he sexually abused a girl on dozens of occasions, starting when she was 11 years old. David Rothenberg, 47, who is jailed without bond, could face ...
Lawyer: Evidence Shows Skakel's Brother Committed Murder
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's conviction for a 1975 murder was the result of a myriad of poor decisions by his trial lawyer, who failed to tell jurors that his brother might have committed the killing, Skakel's appellate attorney told the Connecticut ...
Lawyer: Evidence shows Skakel's brother committed murder
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel's conviction for a 1975 murder was the result of a myriad of poor decisions by his trial lawyer, who failed to tell jurors that his brother might have committed the killing, Skakel's appellate ...
Lawyer: Bahrain opposition leader jailed for insulting ruling system
A prominent Bahraini opposition figure was sentenced to a year in jail on Wednesday on charges of insulting the kingdom's ruling system in a speech last year, his defense lawyer said. But the court cleared Ibrahim Sharif, former head of the secular ...
Scalia's traveling companion in Texas was a prominent Washington lawyer
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's traveling companion at the Texas ranch where he died is a longtime Washington lawyer who has represented the Republican Party and shared a love of food, wine and hunting with the late conservative justice. C ...
Lawyer: Simple techniques neglected before Zombicon bloodshed
FORT MYER, Fla. – The company charged with security at the zombie-themed festival that ended in real bloodshed has had numerous problems with Florida's liscensing department, an investigation revealed Wednesday. Tyrell Taylor, 20, was shot and killed ...
Michael Skakel's Lawyer Says Trial in Killing of Martha Moxley Wasn't Fair
HARTFORD — More than 40 years after 15-year-old Martha Moxley was found beaten to death near her home in Greenwich, Conn., a lawyer for the man convicted in the killing laid out a litany of reasons that his client, Michael C. Skakel, “did not get a ...
Struck off Napier lawyer Gerald McKay guilty of theft
A flagrant abuse of trust with little in the way of mitigating factors means a jail sentence is inevitable for a long serving Napier lawyer found guilty of theft. Gerald McKay, 74, was on Thursday found guilty of five charges of theft, five charges of ...
Lawyer: 15-Year Dispute With Argentina Near $5B Settlement
A lawyer for large U.S. hedge funds owning Argentine bonds said Wednesday that his clients have nearly settled on a $5 billion deal with Argentina to end a 15-year-old dispute that has interfered with the South American nation's efforts to end a debt ...
Henry Diamond, Lawyer at Forefront of Conservation Movement, Dies at 83
Henry L. Diamond, a lawyer who went from the vanguard of a nascent environmental movement half a century ago to become New York State's first environmental conservation commissioner, appointed by Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller on the inaugural Earth ...
Scalia's traveling companion in Texas was Washington lawyer
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's traveling companion at the Texas ranch where he died is a longtime Washington lawyer who has represented the Republican Party and shared a love of food, wine and hunting with the late conservative justice. C ...
Lawyer: Mailman shooting suspects have alibi
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Eric and Marcus Bennett, the brothers accused of shooting a mail carrier, appeared in court Feb. 24 with evidence that Eric's lawyer said will clear both their names. “We're on the record, Commonwealth vs. Marcus Bennett ...
Mistrial declared in case of lawyer accused in father's death
A judge declared a mistrial late Wednesday night after jurors said they could not reach a unanimous verdict in the trial of a Chester County lawyer accused of killing his 92-year-old father by withholding medical care. Edward J. O'Brien III, 60, a ...
Lawyer: US citizen, father of detainee, also held in Iran
A U.S. citizen whose son has been detained in Iran for the past four months was also taken into custody after returning to the country this week, his lawyer confirmed Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016. Baquer Namazi and his son Siamak Namazi, who is believed to ...
80-year-old American jailed by Iran along with son, lawyer says
TEHRAN, Iran – A U.S. citizen whose son has been detained in Iran for the past four months was also taken into custody after returning to the country this week, his lawyer confirmed Thursday in what is the first such action against an American national ...
China Publicizes Purported Confession of Christian Lawyer
A Chinese media report says a detained Christian human rights lawyer has confessed to breaking the law by disturbing social order, endangering state security and engaging in unprofessional behavior. The report Thursday by a semiofficial news website in ...
The Pros Of Being A Self-Published Lawyer
If you are a lawyer who is looking for an excellent marketing strategy to distinguish your firm from the competition, consider writing your own published materials. A well-written guide or handbook is not only an educational tool but a great resource ...
'Star Trek' fan film's lawyer: Studios are only hurting fans, themselves with legal battle
“It is unfortunate that to purportedly 'protect' the 'Star Trek' franchise, CBS and Paramount have targeted some of its biggest fans with this lawsuit,” Erin Ranahan, a lawyer for Anaxar Productions, told FOX411. Paramount and CBS claim in the suit ...
Lawyer for Michigan Uber Driver's Family Shares New Details on Alleged Shooting Spree
The family of an Uber driver accused of going on a deadly shooting spree in Kalamazoo, Michigan, last weekend has expressed their sympathy to the victims, according to the family's attorney. Jason Dalton, 45, was arrested early Sunday morning after ...
Lawyer: Video will clear mailman shooting suspects
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Courtroom surveillance video which appears to show two brothers inside a Jefferson County courtroom at the time the pair is accused of a shooting a Louisville mail carrier, could clear the pair of criminal charges, a lawyer ...
Lawyer in Goforth shooting wants lawmaker to stop interfering
Lawyers for Shannon Miles, the man accused of gunning down a Harris County deputy in August, want a state lawmaker to stop interfering in the case, according to court records. "It is now clear that Senator Whitmire has a strong interest in seeing Mr ...
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