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Judge tosses Kerik's claims that his own lawyer defamed him
Bernie Kerik suffered a setback Thursday in a dragged-out defamation case filed against him by his former lawyer when a federal judge tossed out the ex-police commissioner's own claims that celebrity attorney Joe Tacopina had defamed him. Kerik and ...
Retired lawyer sues Israeli airline after she was asked to move seat
A retired lawyer who fled the Nazis as a child is suing the Israeli national airline El Al for alleged discrimination after being asked to move on a plane when an ultra-Orthodox Jew objected to sitting next to a woman. Renee Rabinowitz, 81, is being ...
Lawyer sells secret SCOTUS style manual for…
A lawyer with the Federal Trade Commission who made a copy of the U.S. Supreme Court's private style manual is selling the publication online for $29.95. The manual is intended as an internal document for law clerks and justices, according to the ...
Police are ignoring law-breaking cyclists says traffic lawyer
The police are turning a blind eye to law-breaking cyclists, traffic lawyer Nick Freeman – who calls himself Mr Loophole – has claimed after new statistics showed a sharp fall in the number of police penalties handed to cyclists. Comments by Freeman ...
Lawyer lied to judge about mom's death to delay trial, report says
CHATHAM — Attorney John Nonnenmacher, who served as a Chatham school board member until December when he resigned over a hit-and-run crash, allegedly lied to a federal judge in New York about his mom's death in order to delay a trial, the New ...
Nicky Morgan under fire for choosing City lawyer to head equality body
Education secretary Nicky Morgan has come under fire for choosing a City lawyer with an annual income of £500,000 to chair Britain's leading equality and human rights body. Two parliamentary committees have written to Morgan, who is also minister for ...
Former Lawyer Sues Israeli Airline for Making Her Move Seats
A retired lawyer, who fled the Nazis when she was growing up in Belguim, has sued Israel's national airline for gender discrimination. Eighty-one year old Renee Rabinowitz claims El Al airlines asked her to move after an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man ...
Syracuse murder suspect flips table and chair on lawyer, delays 2013 case even longer
Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse murder suspect who didn't like his lawyer's advice flipped a table and threw a chair during a meeting Thursday at the jail. Tony Comer, 21, is the fourth suspect accused in the robbery-turned-murder of Marvin Bryant in ...
Test Case: I Am A Bossy Lawyer—Can I Actually Go With The Flow On A Family Vacation?
Lawyers don't take vacations so much as earn them. We must survive a gauntlet of dormant cases and projects that spring to life as soon as a getaway is calendared. The pre-vacation storm before the calm—including finding people to cover meetings and ...
Judge won't let widely known conservative lawyer defend Cliven Bundy
Nevada's chief federal judge has refused to allow nationally known conservative lawyer Larry Klayman to join Cliven Bundy's defense team. In a three-page order, Gloria Navarro questioned Klayman's candidness with her about the outcome of professional ...
Lawyer: Charges dismissed against dozens of Waco bikers
Is this couple the Chip & Joanna Gaines of Charleston? Find&Save · Roost. MenuSections. (link) Lawyer-Charges-dismissed-against-dozens-of-Waco-7222762.php ...
St. Louis County lawyer admits smuggling heroin into jail
LOUIS • A Creve Coeur lawyer pleaded guilty to a federal heroin dealing charge Friday after admitting in state court documents that while addicted to drugs, he'd smuggled drugs into a correctional facility. Jeffrey E. Bremer, 49, surrendered his law ...
Lawyer Removed From Terror Case Over Imam Scrutiny
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A top Twin Cities imam who prosecutors accuse of preaching jihad is out as a legal advisor to one of five young Minnesota terror suspects. Also out is the attorney for whom the imam was working. Adnan Abdihamid Farah (credit: ...
Lawyer removed from terror case after imam scrutiny
An attorney for one of five Minnesota men facing trial on charges that they conspired to support the Islamic State group was removed from the case Friday after prosecutors raised questions about a member of his trial team — an imam who allegedly ...
Charges dismissed against dozens of Waco bikers, lawyer says
A Brenham couple and about three dozen other bikers arrested following the deadly melee at the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco last May may avoid prosecution. A Houston lawyer contends that all criminal charges were automatically dropped against them ...
Gary Dourdan's Lawyer Pleads with Judge to Drop Him As Client
*Troubled actor Gary Dourdan is on the verge of being fired by his lawyer – who, according to theJasmineBRAND.com – has headed to court demanding a judge allow them to drop his client because he's become impossible to represent. Dourdan filed for ...
Consultant 'tainted' work by sleeping with rival lawyer: judge
But a judge ruled that Knoll's work was “tainted” by the months-long affair she had with a lawyer for Caesars' parent company — the target of her investigation. “She was sleeping with the enemy,” Judge A. Benjamin Goldgar said at a hearing last month ...
Lawyer Says 'God's Not Dead' Plot Not as Farfetched As You Think
While the storyline sounds like one that is antithetical to American values, Erik Stanley, a lawyer for Alliance Defending Freedom, argues it's not as farfetched as you may think. “I think that what happened in the movie illustrates what has happened ...
Judge Bans Conservative Lawyer From Joining Bundy Defense
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports ( (link) 1Vk90wP ) that U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro wrote in a three-page order that she didn't think Larry Klayman has been candid about the outcome of the disciplinary proceedings. Klayman disclosed ...
Rolf Harris fan slammed by victims' lawyer for selling disgraced star's painting for £115000 on eBay
A Rolf Harris fan has been slammed for trying to sell one of the disgraced star's paintings on eBay for £115,000. The piece, called Buses at Trafalgar, depicts London's red Routemaster buses against the winter skyline and is described on the site "one ...
High profile Muslim lawyer gets death threats from Islamic extremists after calling for unity
In my head I thought anything could happen and to live with that is extremely difficult.” The lawyer has taken on a number of high-profile cases, including representing the family of murdered Indian waiter Surjit Singh Chhokar, the case of Sheku Bayoh ...
Lawyer denies Paul O'Sullivan was fleeing SA
File: Paul O'Sullivan remains in custody at the Pretoria police station until his court appearance on Monday. Video: eNCA. JOHANNESBURG - Paul O'Sullivan's bail hearing is expected to take place on Monday. O'Sullivan was arrested by the Hawks on ...
'An amazing result': Springfield lawyer Jodi Miller helped free Richard Rosario, Bronx man imprisoned for 20 years ...
'An amazing result': Springfield lawyer Jodi Miller helped free Richard Rosario, Bronx man imprisoned for 20 years ...
Bangladesh Supreme Court lawyer, 32 others charged with terror-financing
A Supreme Court woman lawyer was among 33 people charged on Sunday with terror-financing activities by Bangladesh's elite anti-crime unit. Shakila Farzana (39), was charged by the Rapid Action Battalion for allegedly funding militant outfit Shaheed ...
Human rights lawyer gets death threats after plea to Scottish Muslims
Human rights lawyer gets death threats after plea to Scottish Muslims. Aamer Anwar attacks 'climate of fear' after condemning extremism in wake of Asad Shah killing and recent terrorist attacks. Aamer Anwar: 'The death of Asad Shah should be a wakeup ...
Conflict of interest allegations surface in divorce case involving disbarred lawyer
Defense lawyer Brian Bloomfield looks through the crowd for his parents while addressing the court during a sentencing hearing at the Regional Justice Center for his role in a courthouse counseling scheme on Monday, March 7, 2016 in Las Vegas. Benjamin ...
Panama Papers: Fifa ethics lawyer Juan Pedro Damiani under internal investigation
A key member of its ethics committee, Uruguayan lawyer Juan Pedro Damiani, is being internally investigated for links with Eugenio Figueredo - an allegedly corrupt football official. Damiani has acted in sensitive ethics cases involving leading ...
Cravath Loses Top Deal Lawyer Scott Barshay to Paul Weiss
The move is a blow for Cravath, where Mr. Barshay, 50 years old, has spent his entire career and has cultivated a stream of large corporate clients. It is also somewhat rare: Unlike top M&A bankers, high-profile deal lawyers like Mr. Barshay rarely ...
Top Cravath Deal Lawyer Scott Barshay Jumps to Paul Weiss
The American Lawyer highlighted 50-year-old Barshay's frenzied year of dealmaking in its March issue. Barshay began work at Paul Weiss on Friday and will serve as his new firm's global head of M&A. No associates or other partners will be joining him in ...
Judge slashes Toronto lawyer's 'excessive' fee to give more money to injured child in malpractice suit
A judge has taken the dramatic step of slashing a Toronto lawyer's payout in a medical-malpractice lawsuit by almost $500,000 and denying the plaintiffs' request for $1.5 million to buy a new house, saying more of the award should go to the injured ...
'Talk to a Lawyer' program provides free legal consultations
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – The Terre Haute Bar Association has teamed up with the Southwest Indiana Volunteer Lawyer Program to sponsor Talk to a Lawyer. It a free event that will provide legal consultations to the people in Terre Haute. It will be ...
Lawyer Dina Foster receives Thunderdome Award for work with families
And the “Tallahassee Young Lawyer's Section Outstanding Thunderdome Participation Award is presented to — attorney and former judge Dina Foster!” First of all, congratulations to Dina Foster. Secondly, what on earth is “Thunderdome?” And how is it ...
DC Madam's Former Lawyer: Records Already Online And “Very Relevant” To 2016 Election
Montgomery Blair Sibley, former lawyer of the infamous, late “D.C. madam,” Deborah Palfrey, says that the records of his former client's call logs are already online. The D.C. madam's former lawyer threatened earlier this week to release Palfrey's call ...
Paul Tanaka's lawyer wants former LA Sheriff Lee Baca to take stand
Paul Tanaka's lawyer wants former LA Sheriff Lee Baca to take stand. Former Undersheriff Paul Tanaka, center, heads to the federal courthouse Friday in downtown Los Angeles. Sarah Reingewirtz/Staff Photographer. By Sarah Favot, Los Angeles Daily ...
Cruz Reynoso: 'Troublemaking lawyer '
Cruz Reynoso: 'Troublemaking lawyer '. Apr 03, 2016. La Raza Lawyers rename themselves Cruz Reynoso Bar Association at a Sacramento City Hall celebration honoring the Latino legal trailblazer, a former California Supreme Court justice. Stephen ...
Air New Zealand flight attendants help lawyer find a date during flight
Flight attendants have tried to help a successful lawyer find love up in the air by inviting her to hand-out sweets so she can check out the single passengers. Bianca Saldanha and her friends were flying back home after a girls' trip from Queenstown to ...
Panama lawyer at center of data leak denounces attack on privacy
"We're dedicated to making legal structures which we sell to intermediaries such as banks, lawyers, accountants and trusts, and they have their end-customers that we don't know," said Fonseca. He said that all of the firm's clients have been notified ...
Panama 'tax scam' lawyer Jürgen Mossack is son of Nazi SS officer
The man behind a Panama 'tax scam' that guards the clandestine wealth of the global elite is the son of a Nazi SS officer from a unit known as the 'Death's Head division'. Jürgen Mossack is at the heart of the biggest financial data leak in history ...
BNI's impunity must not be tolerated – Lawyer
The lawyer who refrained from giving details of the circumstances under which his client was arrested, said, “We thought that having transitioned since 1992 to a democratic rule, there would have been a cessation to this impunity and no state ...
Lawyer Has a Message for Critics Who Claim That 'God's Not Dead 2' Persecution Plot Is Far-Fetched. Plus, He ...
Lawyer Has a Message for Critics Who Claim That 'God's Not Dead 2' Persecution Plot Is Far-Fetched. Plus, He ...
EXCHANGE: In 4 decades, Illinois lawyer has seen it all
As part of the first generation of lawyers certified to handle death penalty cases in Illinois, Skelton represented clients in some of the most heinous capital cases, including Andrew Urdiales, convicted of murder in Chicago and Pontiac and now ...
Muslim Lawyer Gets Death Threats After Speaking Out Against Extremism
On social media, the lawyer has been accused of being “kuffar,” a derogatory term meaning non-Muslim, unbeliever or infidel. “When you walk out of the house and give your children a hug and a kiss, you do find yourself wondering, 'Is that the last time ...
Lawyer's 'excessive' $500000 fee slashed by judge to give more money to injured child in suit
A judge has taken the dramatic step of slashing a Toronto lawyer's payout in a medical-malpractice lawsuit by almost $500,000 and denying the plaintiffs' request for $1.5 million to buy a new house, saying more of the award should go to the injured ...
Lawyer: More Want to Join Suit Against Territorial Surfers
Lawyers say there's a growing list of people who want to join a proposed class-action lawsuit that claims local surfers have used violence and intimidation to protect their Southern California surf spot from intrusion by outsiders. The lawsuit filed ...
Talk To My Lawyer
For example, in the course of my career as an immigration lawyer there were several instances where I did not get the respect I thought I deserved. I was once allowed to watch but not intervene in a Consular interview of my client's spouse in a family ...
Attorney General lawyer facing cocaine charge
A lawyer with the Florida Attorney General's Office was arrested Sunday morning on charges of possession of cocaine and DUI. Christopher Patrick Arnold, 32, was arrested around 2 a.m. after a Florida State University police officer spotted him driving ...
Judge: Lawyer's Pro Se Criminal Defense So Awful He Could Sue Himself For Ineffective Assistance Of Counsel
Judge Daniel Rozak of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court of Will County, Illinois, offering former bankruptcy attorney Robert Gold-Smith a rather frank assessment of his pro-se criminal-defense skills, saying the lawyer was “not only ineffective, you ...
Mexican lawyer slain in Southlake was head of Gulf cartel, defense says
Guerrero Chapa, personal lawyer to Gulf cartel boss Osiel Cárdenas Guillén, was an informant for U.S. law enforcement. Cárdenas is serving a 25-year sentence in a U.S. prison. But Wes Ball and J. Warren St. John, defense attorneys for Ledezma-Cepeda, ...
Attorneys: Southlake lawyer was 'de facto' cartel leader
SOUTHLAKE -- Juan Jesus Guerrero Chapa, the lawyer shot fatally shot in Southlake in 2013, acted as the “de facto head” of a Mexican drug cartel, running “a large criminal enterprise,” attorneys for one of the men charged in Guerrero's death allege in ...
NYPD cop crossed line with fifth bullet shot at mentally deranged man: lawyer
An NYPD sergeant crossed the line when he shot a mentally deranged man a fifth time, a lawyer for the slain man's family told a Manhattan Federal Court jury on Monday. Unlike other cases alleging excessive use of force, the jury will not weigh whether ...