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The Latest: Lawyer Denies Charge That Friar Endangered Kids
A lawyer for one of three Franciscan friars ordered to stand trial in Pennsylvania in a child endangerment case says there is no evidence his client did anything wrong. Giles Schinelli, Robert D'Aversa and Anthony Criscitelli assigned or supervised ...
Brilliant New DUI Defense: Lawyer Eats Breathalyzer Report
Well, whatever this client was facing, it must have been significant enough to entice his lawyer to chow down on some breathalyzer report. On the other hand, when “meat jello” is a national delicacy — yes, that's a real thing — maybe paper is a ...
Target Bathrooms: Christian Lawyer Will Use Them Armed, Says Gun 'Identifies As My Bodyguard'
Target bathrooms have been a hot topic lately, and now one Christian lawyer says that if she uses one, she'll be carrying her Glock.45. Anita Staver, president of The Liberty Council, a “theocratic law group,” says that she will be carrying her gun ...
A Trust and Estates lawyer's 'last lecture': 'Hope for the best; plan for the worst'
In private law, one vision of what a lawyer does is to act as a “transactional cost engineer,” he said. Clients have purposes and policies that they're trying to achieve, and it is the job of lawyers to “understand that and to use these tools…to get ...
Lawyer for Turkish Businessman: US Charges Are 'Defensible'
A lawyer for a prominent Turkish businessman said Wednesday that U.S. charges that his client dealt illegally with Iran are "very defensible." Attorney Benjamin Brafman spoke to reporters after entering a not-guilty plea on behalf of Reza Zarrab at his ...
Prosecutors file motion to remove Labrie lawyer from case
The Merrimack County Attorney's Office said that Owen Labrie's claim that his attorneys were ineffective implicates his current lawyer because she served as local counsel on the case. Prosecutors filed two motions Tuesday that move to disqualify ...
Ammon Bundy offered to plead guilty to federal conspiracy after arrest, lawyer says
Three days after his arrest, Ammon Bundy offered to plead guilty to a federal conspiracy charge in the takeover of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge if the government dismissed charges against others in custody and let people still at the refuge ...
Lawyer accused of having sex, bringing drugs to Pierce County Jail inmates
A Tacoma lawyer has been dispensing more than legal advice during visits to the Pierce County Jail, according to prosecutors, who accused him of having sex with an inmate and providing drugs to others. William Mack Stoddard Jr., 68, pleaded not guilty ...
Lawyers detail tracking of murdered cartel lawyer
The murder at Southlake Town Square three years ago was the work of two hit men known as Captain and Clorox, paid by a Mexican drug lord called El Gato. The men knew exactly where to find what they were looking for at the upscale shopping center: Gulf ...
A Lawyer Addressed Justice Ginsburg By The Wrong Name. Her Response Was Perfect.
More notably, Ginsburg's quick-on-her-feet response harkens back to the time she and O'Connor shared the bench — a period of adjustment for some top-flight lawyers who had to get used to the presence of two women who otherwise were very different in ...
Paris attack suspect's lawyer describes Abdeslam as 'moron with intelligence of an ashtray'
As the main Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam appeared in a French court for the first time since his extradition, his Belgian lawyer described his former client as a “little moron” and more of a follower than a leader, with the “intelligence of an ...
Lawyer of Paris Terror Suspect Calls Him a 'Moron... Who Thinks He Lives in a Video Game'
Salah Abdeslam, believed to be the ringleader of the terrorists that killed hundreds in Paris months ago, was extradited to France today and slapped with multiple terrorism charges. He is being represented by Belgian lawyer Sven Mary, who, according to ...
Lawyer: Extradition of Ukrainian Pilot Expected Soon
Savchenko's lawyer Mark Feygin told reporters in Kiev that Savchenko has been given extradition documents to complete, but he believes her transfer is still weeks away. Feygin said he got the information from Savchenko's sister who visited her and will ...
Lawyer sues NHS for £1.5million over reaction to blood donation
A lawyer who claims his life and career fell apart after he suffered a reaction while giving blood is now claiming £1.5 million in compensation. Gerard Hale, who ran a criminal law practice in Doncaster before his health began to fail, is suing NHS ...
Magazine profiles Steven Avery's lawyer, Strang
And it drops a bit of a bombshell: Strang "never really wanted to be a lawyer." Strang and co-counsel Jerry Buting represented Avery at his trial for the 2005 murder of photographer Teresa Halbach, who had gone to the Avery family's auto-salvage yard ...
Accused stalker of Southlake cartel lawyer testifies against father, uncle
A man accused of stalking a cartel lawyer killed in 2013 in Southlake wiped away tears Thursday as he testified in federal court against his father and uncle. Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Campano also admitted his own involvement: “I was involved in this ...
Court calls $1.53 an hour lawyer fee unconstitutional
TALLAHASSEE — A law limiting lawyer fees in workers' compensation cases is unconstitutional, the Florida Supreme Court decided Thursday, after considering a case in which an attorney was paid $1.53 per hour for his services. In its ruling Thursday ...
John Boehner once hired Ted Cruz to be his lawyer
"I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life," Boehner said, dubbing Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh." But a closer look at their history reveals ...
Valdosta lawyer elected state association president
William Pope Langdale III is the first lawyer from Valdosta to be elected president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. The GTLA is an organization that protects the right to trial by jury. The GTLA "is the only organization that has, at its core ...
The Feds Lawyer Up -- Tracking a Force of 25060 Committed to the Status Quo
New counts show the number of federal lawyers now exceed the individual public payrolls of twelve states or the top seven largest private law firms in the USA – combined. It's Uncle Sam, Esq. This week, we released our OpenTheBooks.com Snapshot ...
Cruz claims he doesn't know Boehner – but was his lawyer
But the Texas senator and GOP presidential candidate was glossing over his history with Boehner – in fact, Cruz once worked as Boehner's lawyer. This was well before Boehner was speaker, and well before Cruz was a senator. The pairing dated back to an ...
Obama nominates Denver lawyer Regina Rodriguez to federal bench
Rodriguez is a partner at the Denver law firm Hogan Lovells, which touted her as "a prominent trial lawyer with experience across a range of industries as lead trial counsel in complex litigation and tort cases," in announcing her hiring earlier this ...
'Stomp' cop's lawyer admits officer is 'no hero'
Even the lawyer for the cop accused of stomping on a Brooklyn man's head during a drug bust-gone-bad in 2014 admitted his client “is no hero'' as he gave closing arguments at the officer's trial Thursday. “It's probably the only thing [that the ...
Defending 'monsters': Meet Abdeslam's French lawyer
"Defence is compulsory in a court, it is the fundamental rule of democracy," said veteran French lawyer Henri Leclerc, 81, who was attacked by an angry mob while representing Richard Roman, who was found not guilty in 1989 of raping and killing a ...
Sian Blake's partner admits killing her and two children, says his lawyer
Arthur Simpson-Kent, the partner of EastEnders actor Sian Blake, has admitted to killing her and their two children, according to his lawyer. The 48-year-old was due to appear in court on Friday morning after being arrested in Ghana weeks after the ...
Florida teens lost at sea sent 'we're f'd' Snapchat to friends; foul play may be involved: 'Maybe they were abducted'
The two Florida teens lost at sea last summer may have been abducted, a lawyer suggested, as friends of the missing boys said they recovered a chilling message from the pair around the time they vanished: “We're f'd.” The boat Perry Cohen and Austin ...
Website dissects Steven Avery lawyer's strategy
Joseph Lyons at Bustle.com does a good job of collecting months' worth of statements — most via social media — from Avery lawyer Kathleen Zellner and sorting them to give readers a solid idea of Zellner's potential strategy. See story here. Daily ...
Jay Strosberg, lawyer and partner at Sutts Strosberg, is taking on ride-hailing behemoth Uber – to the tune of $400 ...
Jay Strosberg, lawyer and partner at Sutts Strosberg, is taking on ride-hailing behemoth Uber – to the tune of $400 ...
Lawyer for Laremy Tunsil's stepfather: No involvement in hack
Exactly who leaked the video and images onto Laremy Tunsil's social media accounts that led to the former Ole Miss offensive lineman's tumble down the NFL Draft board to No. 13 Thursday hasn't been determined. But the lawyer for Tunsil's stepfather, ...
Heirs of Henry Ford II riches say mom's lawyer 'may have had them written out of will
Debbie Guibord called police Wednesday to complain that their mom's lawyer was keeping her and her sister from seeing their 75-year-old mother, Kathleen DuRoss Ford, Page Six reported Friday. 'The daughters have only been allowed to talk to their ...
Testimony: Beheading carried out as vengeance for slaying of drug cartel lawyer in Southlake
FORT WORTH — The sister of a Mexican cartel lawyer who was slain in a murder-for-hire plot in Southlake took revenge against a rival cartel leader by having his relative beheaded, according to court testimony on Friday. That claim came during the ...
​Ted Cruz says he was just a "baby lawyer" when he worked for John Boehner
"I was a junior lawyer. My boss was hired to be [Boehner's] lawyer," Cruz explained. "So I worked on the case. I worked on some appellate briefs. I don't know that I ever met him. We haven't said 50 words to each other in our lives. I was a baby lawyer ...
Lawyer for Teen Charged in Arson-Murder Questions Confession
The lawyer for the teenager accused of setting a mattress fire that caused the death of an NYPD officer in 2014 called the confession he made to NYPD officers into question in court Friday. Marcell Dockery, 16, allegedly confessed to torching a ...
Tom Brady Adds Lawyer With Supreme Court Experience, Requests Extension For Appeal Window
The D.C. lawyer served as solicitor general from 2001-04 under George W. Bush, and he served as assistant attorney general from 1981-84. He has argued before the Supreme Court 62 times, winning more than 75 percent of them, according to his bio on ...
Laremy Tunsil's lawyer calls bong video hack 'completely illogical' and speculates motive was revenge, not money
The lawyer for Laremy Tunsil doesn't know for sure who staged the social media attack on his client during the NFL Draft. But he's positive the attacker's motive wasn't about finacial gain, it was a deranged plot to destroy the kid in a very public ...
Apple Agrees to Examine iPhone of Florida Teens Lost at Sea: Lawyer
During a court hearing on how to preserve the iPhone 6 — which was found inside the boys' boat last month after it was recovered 100 miles off the coast of Bermuda — the lawyer said Apple's forensics experts will do what they can to extract data from ...
Lawyer: Hole in wall burglary was "crime of stupidity"
EASTON, Pa. -- A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to what his attorney called a "crime of stupidity": burglarizing a neighbor's home by cutting a hole in the wall between his basement and the neighbor's. Public defender Anthony Rybak told a ...
Lawyer Attack Ads: Negative Campaigning Enters The Lawyer Commercial Sphere
But I call shenanigans on that theory since every single lawyer specifically called out in the Fieger ad is a local Michigan personal injury attorney. Perhaps market distinction is necessary in a world of increased national competition, but this ad ...
Husch Blackwell Tacks On 150-Lawyer Wisconsin Firm
Husch Blackwell is merging again. After acquiring firms in Denver and Austin so far this decade, the Kansas City-based firm announced Friday that it will join forces with the 150-lawyer Wisconsin firm Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek. The merger, planned for ...
Why the Uber drivers' lawyer gave up their fight to become employees
In the days since Uber announced that it had reached a settlement agreement with US drivers who had sued to be reclassified as company employees, the attorney representing the drivers has seen a flood of feedback. But not all of the notes — from more ...
Justice Delayed in Texas, Says Lawyer for Indicted Planned Parenthood Journalist
HOUSTON, Texas — Lawyers for the indicted Planned Parenthood undercover video journalists were in court in Harris County Friday and they are infuriated that justice is being delayed. Lawyers for David Daleiden filed motions to quash his indictments ...
Online tool to keep lawyer's health in balance
Lawyers are being urged to do an online health assessment test as their profession is one of the most stressful in the country, the Law Society says. The society has signed a deal with workplace health provider Vitality Works, which will provide the ...
Thibodaux native is the governor's lawyer
While out on a run in December, Thibodaux attorney Matthew Block got a call with an opportunity he couldn't pass up. Enlarge. Matthew Block. Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Dec. 16 that Block, 42, would be his executive counsel. The role involves ...
Free legal assistance is yours at Torrance 'Ask-a-Lawyer' event
The South Bay Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service will sponsor its annual “Ask-A-Lawyer ” program on Wednesday. The program in honor of Law Day will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Torrance courthouse at 825 Maple Ave. Tables and chairs will ...
Lawyer who fought to keep public meetings open to retire
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's best-known advocate of a free press and government accountability also is an adventurist who would hop on his motorcycle and drive face-first toward horizons across the United States. Attorney, professor, one-time ...
Lawyer's view: Unsung legal heroes make sure all get representation in Northland
Fortunately, for many facing difficult legal hurdles but who cannot afford the help of a lawyer there are organizations to help. In the Northland, we have two of the very best such organizations. They operate under the radar with little or no ...