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Lawyer for Fund-Raisers Tied to de Blasio Fires Back at Elections Board
ALBANY — In a strongly worded response to a New York State Board of Elections report alleging illegal fund-raising activities by a team of people with close ties to Mayor Bill de Blasio, a lawyer for several of the implicated parties has accused the ...
Lawyer to petition CHRAJ over assault on 16-year-old boy
Lawyer for the 16-year old boy who was allegedly brutalized by some five soldiers, Francis Xavier Sosu, has served notice that a formal complaint would be made to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) to investigate the ...
Coal Country's top lawyer takes on Obama's EPA
William DePaulo, a longtime West Virginia environmental lawyer, said Morrisey is looking out for coal companies' bottom lines more than he is advocating for the state or mine workers. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin (D) has said his state should comply with the ...
Chinese rights lawyer Ni Yulan placed under house arrest
Chinese authorities have placed a disabled rights lawyer under house arrest and prevented a group of foreign diplomats from visiting her, she said, ratcheting up pressure weeks after the US state department gave her a bravery award. Ni Yulan, who ...
Lawyer accused in court of 'sex romp' with QC
A married private equity lawyer was today accused in court of a drunken romp with a female QC. Graeme Stening, 51, was allegedly seen with the other lawyer by commuters outside Waterloo Station. He has denied outraging public decency and said he will ...
AM Roundup: Lawyer Takes Aim at Volkswagen in Europe
Bob McDonnell's corruption case “marks the first time in our history that a public official has been convicted of corruption despite never agreeing to put a thumb on the scales of any government decision,” his lead lawyer told Supreme Court justices in ...
Married City lawyer accused of having sex with QC in the street 'could face sex attack charge'
Graeme Stening, 52, allegedly engaged in "sexual activity" with another person during the evening rush hour outside London's Waterloo station last August 20. The woman involved accepted a caution, but married father-of-three Stening denies outraging ...
Just in: Hrithik's lawyer accuses Kangana of hiding truth from her own lawyer
Yesterday, Kangana's lawyer, Rizwan Siddiquee posed several questions to Hrithik via a media statement. He specially highlighted as to why the 'Krrish' actor didn't file an FIR against his alleged imposter despite Kangana's sister, Rangoli insisting ...
An Insider's Guide To Finding A Skilled Lawyer
This is due to the fact that a client typically will not have the legal training necessary to determine whether their lawyer is a skilled practitioner. As a result, they tend to assess their lawyer's legal abilities based on the outcome of their case ...
Lawyer Threatens to Sue Restaurant for Running Out of Soup
In an exchange that sounds like it comes straight from Seinfeld, a lawyer in Texas is threatening to sue a restaurant because it ran out of its popular soup, thereby denying him the free cup that was supposed to come with his meal. Dallas-area attorney ...
Christian lawyer says she's taking Glock to Target ladies' room: 'It identifies as my bodyguard'
The president of theocratic law group The Liberty Council announced on the social medium Twitter that she plans to carry a gun with her to the women's restroom at Target stores so that she can shoot anyone she thinks is transgender. Blogger Joe My God ...
Prosecutors: Men admitted to stalking Southlake cartel lawyer
Two suspects in the assassination-style killing of a Southlake cartel lawyer in 2013 admitted to stalking the victim, while a third suspect indicated his responsibility in the conspiracy in a hand-written note, according to a document filed by ...
Johnny Manziel to Be Indicted on Assault Charge, Lawyer Says
Johnny Manziel is expected to be indicted Tuesday on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend in January, a lawyer for the troubled former N.F.L. quarterback said Monday. Robert Hinton told The Associated Press that prosecutors had notified him ...
Disbarred lawyer hooked for $989K restitution, gets prison in client swindle
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A disbarred lawyer, who swindled clients on Staten Island and in Brooklyn, is on the hook for nearly $1 million in restitution and will spend up to a dozen years in prison, to boot. Robert Fontanelli was sentenced Monday in state ...
Lawyer seeks to keep interview out of cyclist's death trial
The defense attorney's motion claims showing jurors a media interview with Leyva would violate his constitutional rights against self-incrimination and to have a lawyer representing him. Jail authorities should have asked Leyva whether he wanted an ...
Lawyer argues police have immunity in Ferguson case
Six Columbia police officers who investigated Ryan Ferguson for the 2001 murder of Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt should be granted qualified immunity in a $100 million civil rights lawsuit, and a lower court's ruling should be reversed, the ...
Tom Brady's Lawyer Considering 'All Options' After Deflategate Ruling
Just when you thought you'd heard the last of it, Deflategate is back with a vengeance. And it might not go away any time soon. The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Monday to reinstate Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his alleged role in Deflategate. As ...
Pediatric dentist's lawyer says he's not competent for...
Pediatric dentist's lawyer says he's not competent for...
Trial starts for men accused of murdering Southlake cartel lawyer
Judge Terry Means told potential jurors that for their protection, he would keep their names secret even from lawyers. An unnerving start to the trial of two men accused of tracking a drug cartel lawyer so hit men could murder him. Chapa died in a ...
Disabled Chinese Rights Lawyer Denied Visitors
A business lawyer who has advocated civil rights for the past 15 years, Ni has been imprisoned twice, sentenced to hard labor and beaten so severely she lost use of both legs. She continues to file lawsuits against public security officials on behalf ...
Ken Paxton lawyer: Attorney general has never been audited by IRS
AUSTIN – Ken Paxton is not nor has he ever been audited by the IRS, the embattled attorney general's lawyer said Monday after his client appeared to have recently revealed a pending inquiry into his personal finances. “Paxton has not been audited or ...
Lawyer who threatened to sue over soup backs down
Dwain Downing said he received death threats after a restaurant published a letter he wrote in which he threatened to sue over soup. (Photo: WFAA). CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST. ARLINGTON — It hasn't been an easy 72 hours for ...
High-profile Sydney lawyer enlisted as Tasmanian man fights drug charges
The 26-year-old's defence lawyer is high-profile Sydney barrister Winston Terracini SC. The court heard a shoebox-sized package from the United Kingdom containing almost a kilogram of pure ecstasy was seized by customs officials at the Melbourne ...
Prince's lawyer says star wasn't on drugs
Prince's longtime lawyer called the death of the superstar a complete shock and said Monday that the singer lived a clean and healthy lifestyle, disputing suggestions that he had a drug addiction. Prince was found dead in Paisley Park, his home and ...
Prince's Lawyer: Star's Death a Shock, He 'Wasn't Drugged Up'
Setting records straight. Prince's lawyer, L. Londell McMillan, who had known the "Purple Rain" singer for 25 years and at one time was his manager, has revealed that the star's death was a shock, and says his friend lived a clean and healthy lifestyle ...
Russian lawyer EATS incriminating evidence in incredible video
The lawyer was studying papers in a judge's office relating to a client who had been accused of causing an accident while drink driving. He is seen picking up the report revealing the level of alcohol in his client's blood. But the woman in the ...
Prince's lawyer says singer led a clean and healthy lifestyle
Prince's longtime lawyer called the death of the superstar a complete shock and said Monday that the singer lived a clean and healthy lifestyle, disputing suggestions that he had a drug addiction. Prince was found dead in Paisley Park, his home and ...
Ski Resort Owner's Lawyer: Fraud Allegations 'Flat False'
A lawyer for a Miami businessman accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of orchestrating a massive eight-year fraud scheme involving developments in Vermont says the allegations are "flat false." David Gordon says Jay Peak ski resort owner ...
Lawyer says there has been no settlement with Manziel's ex-girlfriend
Manziel's lawyer, Jim Darnell, says that there has been no settlement, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. The absence of a settlement is significant, because it means that Crowley will continue to be motivated to testify against Manziel and ...
ABA Says Money, Not Politics, Doomed Book By Chinese Rights Lawyer
Responding to an inquiry from a U.S. congressional committee, the American Bar Association has insisted that it did not rescind an offer to publish a book by Chinese human rights lawyer Teng Biao to curry favor with the Chinese government. In a letter ...
Prosecutor: Men accused of stalking Southlake cartel lawyer were 'big game hunting' guides
The men on trial in the conspiracy to kill a reputed drug cartel lawyer in Southlake were “big game hunting guides” hired by a vengeful Mexican cartel leader, a prosecutor said during opening statements Tuesday. Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Cepeda and Jose ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Dividing Prince Estate May Be Difficult
A top Minnesota probate lawyer says resolving Prince's estate may get extremely complicated if his siblings and half-siblings can't agree how to do it. Prince's sister, Tyka Nelson, filed court documents Tuesday saying she knew of no will and asked the ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Dividing Prince estate may be difficult
MINNEAPOLIS — The Latest on Prince's death and his estate (all times local): 1:40 p.m.. A top Minnesota probate lawyer says resolving Prince's estate may get extremely complicated if his siblings and half-siblings can't agree how to do it. Prince's ...
Stewed lawyer who missed out on soup drops threat to sue diner
The lawyer who got stewed over not getting a bowl of soup with a Mansfield diner's lunch special has dropped his threat to sue the restaurant. WFAA-TV (Channel 8) reported that Arlington attorney Dwain Downing backed off after enduring a wave of online ...
Sheen's lawyer goes after star's ex
LOS ANGELES — Charlie Sheen's lawyer says his ex-fiancee's attempt to extend a temporary restraining order against the actor is a publicity stunt. Sheen's attorney, Martin D. Singer, wrote in a court filing Monday that Sheen has not had any contact ...
Slain Lawyer for Mexican Drug Cartel Apparently Was US Informant
FORT WORTH, Texas—A lawyer for a powerful Mexican drug cartel was cooperating with law enforcement and allowed to live legally in the U.S. before being gunned down in a posh Dallas suburb, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The revelation that Juan ...
Prince's Longtime Lawyer Responds to Drug Reports Surrounding Singer's Death
But Prince's longtime lawyer, L. Londell McMillan, who knew the artist for 25 years and spoke to him the Sunday before his death, dismisses these reports as “foolish.” “Everybody who knows Prince knows he wasn't walking around drugged up,” McMillan ...
Lawyer Sent Demand Letter Over $2.25 Bowl Of Soup — And He Was Right To Do It
Dwain Downing is a Texas lawyer — because obviously he's a Texas lawyer — who wasn't going to take his lunch sitting down. Well, he probably does take his lunch sitting down, but figuratively speaking I mean. He wrote a demand letter to Our Place ...
Relativity Hires Bankruptcy Lawyer Lori Sinanyan To Be Its New Chief Counsel
It is unusual for a lawyer who works on a restructuring to then join the client's company. The University of Southern California Law School graduate withdrew her name today as a Relativity counsel at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. She had represented the ...
Las Vegas defense lawyer faces new allegations in criminal investigation
New allegations of wrongdoing have surfaced in the bizarre criminal investigation of a defense lawyer accused of helping a former client flee the country. Las Vegas police executed a search warrant April 5 at the downtown law office of Ben Nadig ...
More state bar complaints filed against Ammon Bundy's lawyer, critical of social media crowdsourcing
Ammon Bundy's lawyers are facing new state bar complaints that raise ethical concerns about their firm's outreach on social media to gather evidence in defense of their client in the federal conspiracy case stemming from the armed takeover of the ...
Robert Hess, 93, Phila. estate lawyer
The son of a dye chemist, Mr. Hess was the first in his family to become a lawyer. He passed the bar examination in 1948 and began working under Thomas Howland and Roger Melling, partners of a law firm in the Frankford section of Philadelphia. After ...
Munich court tells lawyer he isn't worth €8000 an hour
If ever there was a lesson in reading the small print in contracts it came at in Munich courtroom, where a lawyer and his unfortunate client bartered over just how much three hours of the lawyer's time were worth. The client, a management expert, had ...
'Making a Murderer' lawyer comes to campus
Strang said though the Sixth Amendment in the Constitution dictates that all citizens must be provided with court representation, many states do not provide adequate funding for those who cannot afford defense lawyers. In the United States, 80 percent ...
The lawyer for the sole surviving suspected Paris attacker had some surprising things to say about his client
The lawyer for Saleh Abdeslam, a Belgian national accused of carrying out November's terrorist attacks across Paris, called his client a "little moron from Molenbeek, more a follower than a leader." The lawyer, Sven Mary, also told the French daily ...
L. David Shear, Tampa lawyer and Boys and Girls Club advocate, dies at 79
L. David Shear, a prominent Tampa lawyer, former president of the Florida Bar, and longtime contributor to the Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay and other local organizations, has died after an illness. He was 79. Shear was active in many areas of the ...
Bundy lawyer urged supporters to harass officials with flood of frivelous records requests
Ethics complaints have been filed against the attorney representing Ammon Bundy, who in January led an armed take-over of a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon, Oregon Public Broadcasting reports. The complaints were filed with the Oregon State Bar ...
Russian lawyer eats breathalyzer report to save client
A lawyer in Central Russia recently went above and beyond the call of duty for his client when he destroyed evidence in a DUI case by eating it. According to The Daily Mail, a lawyer in Kyzyl, the capital of the Russian Republic of Tuva, was reviewing ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Is There A Farewell Victory Lap For Lawyers?
On its website, the State Bar of California recently asked its lawyers “how long do you plan to keep practicing law?” The poll was completely unscientific, as it didn't tally the results by age, years in practice, or any other criteria whatsoever ...
Lawyer: Paris attacks suspect charged with terrorist murders
Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam was charged Wednesday with terrorist murders and using bombs and weapons for the deadly November assaults that killed 130 people, his lawyer said. The preliminary charges were filed in Paris after Abdeslam, 26, ...