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Judges grill Tom Brady's lawyer in appeal of vacated Deflategate suspension
Tom Brady's attorney Jeffrey Kessler was grilled by judges during the NFL's appeal seeking to reinstate the quarterback's four-game suspension for allegedly deflating footballs. Paul Clement for the NFL and Kessler for the players' union representing ...
We Asked an Immigration Lawyer How to Move to Canada if Donald Trump Became President
We talked to lawyer Zool Suleman, a specialist in Canadian immigration, refugee and citizenship law since 1992 and the founder of law firm Suleman & Co. how someone can go about making the move north. If you are looking to immediately leave the U.S., ...
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hires two lawyers, including prominent criminal defense attorney, due to Flint water crisis
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has hired two outside lawyers at state expense to assist with civil representation and to search and process emails and other records connected to Flint's lead-tainted water crisis, his office said Thursday ...
Apple Lawyer Claims He Was Fired Over Muslim Faith
Feras Mousilli says Apple failed to accommodate his religious rights. A former attorney for Apple filed a lawsuit this week alleging that the company violated anti-discrimination laws by failing to accommodate his religious beliefs. In a complaint ...
Curran chimes in, says Brady's lawyer “took it on the chin”
Amid multiple accounts that the three judges went harder after Brady's lawyer, Jeff Kessler, than they against the league's lawyers, Tom Curran of CSN New England says bluntly that Kessler “took it on the chin.” At one point, Judge Denny Chin said that ...
The Plaintiffs'' Lawyer Chasing VW
U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer hours later named Ms. Cabraser to lead a team of 21 lawyers handling the plaintiffs' cases, which consolidate more than 500 lawsuits. Volkswagen has admitted its diesel cars were installed with software meant to trick ...
EC's letter against Zanetor irrelevant - Lawyer
Commenting on the alleged threat on the life of lawyer for MP, Godwin Tamakloe said, “I don't see why anybody should hold anything personal against Gary [Nimako]. I do not think anybody associated with my client will be engaged in that...Let's allow ...
Lawyer from smashed building thankful
Lawyer Bill Price, whose downtown offices were smashed by an avalanche of falling bricks Thursday from the neighboring Alexander Lofts, says he's thankful it wasn't worse. Price sent me this message Thursday night: “By the grace of God no one was ...
11 Things You Only Know If You're A Lawyer
You daren't take a coffee break or a lunch over twenty minutes for fear of not hitting your daily time recording target. That seemingly harmless, chatty secretary who loves a good morning natter is now wasting your precious, billable time. Becoming a ...
NFL Lawyer Reportedly Lied To Judges About Tom Brady's Honesty In Appeal
Despite getting caught being less than truthful during the initial appeal process of Tom Brady's four-game suspension, the NFL is sticking to the story that the New England Patriots quarterback was deceitful while speaking to league commissioner Roger ...
Ask Stacy: How Do I Find a Good Lawyer?
A: A good lawyer knows the law. A great lawyer knows the judge. Whether it's something as simple as making a will or as complex as a murder trial, at some point in life, odds are you'll need a lawyer. If you've heard horror stories about how much they ...
US Lawyer Finds a Calling in Afghanistan
She is perhaps the first independent lawyer to represent a victim of domestic violence in an Afghan court — a woman who had been forced into marriage by her family at the age of 12 and tortured by her husband. And Ms. Motley represented the family of ...
Lawyer: Mexican drug lord changes mind, wants extradition
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is willing to plead guilty to any charges in the United States if U.S. authorities promise him a short sentence in a medium-security prison, one of his lawyers said Wednesday. Guzman wants to ...
James Comey, the lawyer doing battle with Apple
Of all the skills a famous lawyer needs, James Comey enjoys the most elusive one: an uncanny knack for being at the centre of the great legal controversies of the day. Mr Comey was in the middle of the court battles that followed the bursting of the ...
The Latest: Lawyer for Nick Gordon reacts to autopsy release
In a statement released by his lawyer early Friday, Bobby Brown said he will continue efforts with a civil lawsuit in her death and the criminal investigation. Brown said he remains hopeful that "public indictments and prosecution" will come about in ...
Lawyer seeks evidence thrown out of cyclist death trial
A lawyer representing Jonathan Leyva Rodriguez filed a motion in late February claiming the results of testing for blood alcohol content performed on two vials of Leyva's blood should be left out of court because some information required by Iowa law ...
Top Hollywood Divorce Lawyer Says More Big Splits Are Coming Because Stars Didn't Want to Face Awards Season ...
Top Hollywood Divorce Lawyer Says More Big Splits Are Coming Because Stars Didn't Want to Face Awards Season ...
Ready To Fight! Amber Portwood's Fiance Hires Lawyer In Child Support Lawsuits With Baby Mamas
Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood's fiancé is lawyering up for a child support fight with the baby mamas for six of his at least eight kids, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal. According to Indiana's Madison Circuit Court records obtained exclusively ...
Lawyer Writes Epic Departure Memo… Actually Seems Happy?
goodbye farewell Ill miss you Like a unicorn in the wild, we have here something I never thought I'd see while working for Above the Law: a lawyer who is happy with his job. Okay, sure, this lawyer is on his way out of the firm he spent over a decade ...
Ex-Flanders lawyer who stole must raise $127K in restitution
A now-disbarred lawyer who used to practice in Flanders has one week to raise $127,583 he stole from a client or face a sentence of three years in state prison, a Superior Court judge said Friday. Neil Lawrence Gross, 47, of Livingston, pleaded guilty ...
Erin Andrews' Lawyer Argues Negligence by Hotel Allowed Stalker to Tape Her
The lawyer for Erin Andrews gave his closing arguments in Andrews' $75 million civil suit against a hotel operator that her lawyers argue did not protect her from being secretly recorded in 2008. Her attorney, Bruce Broillet, maintained that the owners ...
Boca Raton lawyer admits income tax evasion
A Boca Raton attorney has pleaded guilty to income tax evasion, admitting he avoided paying more than $1.5 million he owed the IRS by hiding some of his income and assets. William J. Reilly, 62, admitted Monday that he concealed income and assets for ...
Connecticut Lawyer Writes of an Old Wrong
At the age of 60, Michael Koskoff, a Connecticut civil-rights and personal-injury attorney, decided to take up a side project: screenwriting. His screenwriter daughter Sarah Koskoff had given him a book on writing movies as a birthday gift and ...
Lawyer: Leechburg families planning lawsuit against school, hazers
TONIGHT ABOUT LAWSUIT. REPORTER: THAT'S RIGHT, TWO FAMILIES PLAN TO FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND ALSO AGAINST THE STUDENTS WHO ALLEGEDLY CARRIED OUT THE HAZING. NOW, THIS CENTERS ...
Another Nigeria senior lawyer charged for allegedly bribing embattled Justice Yunusa
A month after charging senior lawyer, Rickey Tarfa, for allegedly bribing a federal judge, Mohammed Yunusa with N225,000, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has dragged another Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) to a Lagos State High ...
More trouble for embattled lawyer, Rickey Tarfa; accused of bribing another judge
In the charge filed at the Lagos State High Court, the anti-graft commission accused the lawyer of bribing two federal judges to the tune of N8.83 million over a period of four years. Court documents filed on Friday, seen by PREMIUM TIMES, alleged ...
Fatal hit-and-run driver 'remorseful,' lawyer says
WEST NEW YORK — The lawyer for the driver in the West New York hit-and-run that killed a 7-year-old girl said her client was "one of the most remorseful" defendants she had ever represented, with a child of his own the same age as the victim ...
St. John's lawyer Jim Thistle dead at 61
Jim Thistle, a lawyer who played a key role in the 1985 Atlantic Accord, died Thursday following a brief battle with Lou Gehrig's disease. In addition to a distinguished career in law, Thistle, 61, was a former vice-president of the provincial Liberal ...
El Chapo's Lawyer Begins Hunger Strike as Supporters Protest
Family members, lawyers and supporters of the world's most infamous drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman protested outside the maximum security prison in Toluca, just north of Mexico City, where he is being held, to denounce the allegedly terribly bad ...
Renegade rancher Cliven Bundy appears in federal court, aided by government-funded public defender
The time will let him hire a lawyer or file revised financial disclosure forms. The judge expressed doubt about whether a report that Bundy filed in Oregon qualifies him for a lawyer at federal expense. “I don't think it is entirely complete, from what ...
Alcohol to blame in fatal fight between Bronx brothers, lawyer says
Alcohol and a long-simmering rivalry fueled the early-morning knife fight between a pair of Bronx brothers that left one dead and the other charged with murder. Dennis Martinez was only trying to protect himself from his drunk younger brother when he ...
Nashua woman not on heroin when daughter died, lawyer says
Marin's lawyer said investigators should take a closer look at her boyfriend. Brielle died in November 2014 from blunt-force trauma injuries she suffered inside her Nashua home. Marin will go to trial this summer. New documents filed by the state ...
Nearing 80, long-time defense lawyer busy at work
Tucson defense attorney Brick Storts works in his main office in the old Jacome house in downtown Tucson, AZ. It's filled with antiques, momentos , pictures and personal tokens from his 80 years. Photo taken Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Photo by Ron ...
Lawyer For Egyptian Student Who Threatened Donald Trump Speaks Out
ORANGE (CBSLA.com) — The Egyptian student who wrote on Facebook that he would be willing to serve a life sentence for killing Donald Trump, has agreed to leave the US by this summer. KCAL9's Jeff Nguyen on Saturday spoke to Hani Bushra, lawyer for ...
LAPD had no interest in knife found at Simpson estate, lawyer says
A lawyer for a retired Los Angeles police officer, who was given a knife found at O.J. Simpson's former estate, said he tried to turn it into the Los Angeles Police Department but they had no interest in it. George Maycott retired from the LAPD in 1998 ...
Hawks probe lawyer who 'pocketed' millions in RAF claims
Paying in a staggered fashion without explanation in cases where the entire award was paid over was odd, said a Cape Town lawyer. Tzvi Brivik of Malcolm Lyons & Brivik Inc said agreements between attorneys and clients as well as proper accounting ...
Lunch with Dubai top lawyer Essam al-Tamimi: the future of UAE law
Shortly before the interview winds to a close, Tamimi is keen to discuss the UAE's “huge” need for local lawyers. Many higher-ups in the private and government sectors are “dying for a good local lawyer.” He adds that he regularly advises the children ...
Work with your lawyer to achieve the best result | Your Legal Corner
This week Your Legal Corner discusses working with your lawyer to achieve the best result. Let's face it; lawyers are far from anyone's favorite profession. A famous Shakespearean phrase, "the first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers" is actually ...
Lawyer Says Adam Levine's Show Exploits Artists
Adam Levine's upcoming competition reality show Songland is the subject of some serious scrutiny right now. In a LinkedIn blog post, entertainment attorney Wallace E. J. Collins III (whose clients have appeared on The Voice and American Idol) vivisects ...
Lawyer must pay $198 K in Waffle House exec's sex tape case
Rogers should not have had to pay his lawyers to defend litigation that was intended to harass Rogers with threats of disclosing sexual misconduct allegations, the judge said. The order stems from ongoing litigation involving Rogers' former housekeeper ...
Port Arthur mass murderer still haunts lawyer
The lawyer who represented Australia's worst mass murderer says he is still haunted by the experience two decades on. Tasmanian lawyer John William Avery defended Martin Bryant after the Port Arthur massacre in April 1996. As the 20th anniversary of ...
Ex-Iglesia minister Lowell Menorca's family missing after death threats —lawyer
Expelled Iglesia ni Cristo minister Lowell Menorca and his family could not be located on Monday morning, his lawyer said. Menorca called his lawyer at 8 p.m. Sunday night and said they would like to leave after receiving death threats, GMA News' Lia ...
Ex-INC minister who accused sect leaders goes missing — lawyer
Former Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) Minister Lowell Menorca II and his family are missing, his counsel said before the Court of Appeals. Menorca was supposed to appear before the Court of Appeals for the continuation of his cross examination on the writ of ...
Montgomery McCracken picks transactional lawyer as new chairman
Known largely for its formidable litigation practice, Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads has selected Louis A. Petroni as the first transactional lawyer in recent memory to serve as its chairman. He will succeed white-collar criminal defense lawyer ...
Lawyer says sex tape killed Hulk Hogan's confidence
He's been body-slammed by Randy “Macho Man'' Savage more times than he can count, but it's a sex tape that really hurt former WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan, his lawyer told The Post. “The Terry Bollea [Hogan] that I met was a confident, outgoing person that ...
Detention of Sydney teenage terrorism suspect 'awful and inhumane', says lawyer
A teenage Sydney terrorism suspect is being held in “awful and inhumane” conditions and hasn't been allowed to see her family, the woman's lawyer says. Alo-Bridget Namoa appeared via video link from custody on Monday as prosecutors launched a ...
Eva Carneiro wants Jose Mourinho to "make public apology" as lawyer admits resolution over dispute not close
Eva Carneiro 's lawyer has confirmed that her client wants Jose Mourinho to "make a public apology" as a resolution between parties remains some way off. Carneiro is claiming constructive dismissal against Chelsea and has a separate personal legal ...
Local lawyer: Legal system of Macau is bad and botched
MACAU - JULY 29: The Grand Lisboa Casino and Hotel towers over hotels and residential buildings on July 29, 2013 in Macau, Macau. Macau, the only place in China with legalized casino gambling is booming. Gambling has been legal in Macau for more ...
China Lets Rights Lawyer Flee to US After Release
BEIJING — A Chinese lawyer and professor who was detained last summer during a crackdown on human rights lawyers has fled to the United States after being released from surveillance, according to an international human rights group and a statement ...
Lawyer arrested after his girlfriend is found dead at beach resort
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico — A U.S. man is being held in the death of his American girlfriend in the Caribbean resort city of Playa del Carmen, Mexican authorities said Sunday. Federal police identified him as John Loveless, 59, but did not give his ...