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We Won't Comply With 'Blatantly Political' Subpoena, Mayor's Lawyer Says
A non-profit founded by Mayor Bill de Blasio to advance his political agenda said Friday it will not comply with a subpoena from the New York State Joint Commission on Public Ethics, one of multiple federal and state agencies investigating whether the ...
Notorious Anti-Muslim Lawyer Hired to Fight Cafe's Bias Charge
The notorious anti-Muslim activist lawyer David Yerushalmi, whose baseless conspiracy theories about a Shariah law takeover of the United States have fueled Islamophobic legislative campaigns across the country, is now defending a business accused of ...
Clay lawyer stands up for those who need it most
She is among 391 attorneys statewide including 28 in Northeast Florida who are Criminal Trial Law Certified Lawyers. Galnor also is the only female attorney in Clay County with that certification. And she's one of just five female Northeast Florida ...
Top Pensions Lawyer To Aid MPs' BHS Probe
A leading pensions lawyer is being drafted in to assist a parliamentary probe into the collapse of BHS, the high street retailer, amid a furious row about the stewardship of its 20,000-member retirement schemes. Sky News understands that Robin Ellison ...
Pakistani human rights lawyer shot dead after praising Sadiq Khan election victory
A Pakistani human rights lawyer was killed by gunmen on Saturday night following a Facebook post in support of the election of London mayor Sadiq Khan. Khurram Zaki edited the blog Let Us Build Pakistan (LUBP) which claimed to “spread liberal religious ...
DUI Lawyer Arrested, Charged With DUI
Well-known DUI lawyer David J. Maloney was arrested early this (Sunday 5/8) morning on a charge of driving under the influence. According to sources, an Escambia County Florida Sheriff's Deputy spotted a Lamborghini speeding in a 35-mph zone in the ...
El Chapo Taken to Another Jail, Lawyer Says Its for Extradition
El Chapo was recently moved from a jail in central Mexico to a prison in the northern U.S border city of Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, without notifying his lawyers. “The Mexican government can extradite him if it so chooses, but it would be illegal, it ...
Donald Smith's lawyer files motion to remove death penalty...
Donald Smith's lawyer files motion to remove death penalty...
NJ lawyer sentenced for asbestos lawsuit fraud
CAMDEN — A former lawyer was sentenced to 2 years in prison Friday for falsifying names of defendants in more than 100 asbestos lawsuits in order to drum up business for himself and to increase his standing in his law firm, the U.S. Attorney's office ...
Lawyer, liar
Filipinos who aspire to join the association of compañeros and compañeras, as lawyers call one another in the Philippines, spend a total of eight years in college by completing both a prelaw degree and a law degree. Law graduates then embark on a ...
Lawyer Who Says in Ad He Won't Represent Drunk Drivers Arrested on DUI Charge: Florida Jail Record, Reports
An attorney who states in a commercial that he will not represent drunken drivers was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Florida on Saturday, according to jail records and local reports. David Maloney is seen in a booking photo released by the Escambia ...
The Best Kept Secret to Hiring a Lawyer for Free
What if you find it terrifying to stand before a judge without legal representation? What if the other party has a lawyer that can make their clients (including the guilty ones) appear flawless? What if you prefer to hire a lawyer, but feel that you ...
Panama Papers could impact divorce settlements: Lawyer
With confidential banking details of more than 200,000 offshore companies — including the names of at least 625 Canadians — expected to be made public Monday, a Mississauga-based tax lawyer suggests the information dump may spark shafted ...
Callers use Ask-A-Lawyer program
Lawyers were bombarded with telephone calls as Oklahomans took advantage of the Ask-A-Lawyer program on April 28. Telephones rang constantly at Tulsa's OETA studio during the afternoon and the 10 attorneys on those shifts answered inquiries as ...
OPS to add 2nd in-house lawyer, nearly double upfront payments to legal firm
An extra lawyer won't immediately translate to savings but could save the district money down the line, she said. “It's a long-term investment I'm asking the board to make,” she said. The board also agreed to bid out its workers' compensation legal ...
Lawyer can call politician 'product of inbreeding': court
David Schneider-Addae-Mensah, a lawyer from Karlsruhe who himself is of African heritage, retorted by writing Hermann a letter criticizing his “racist mindset”, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Sunday. He signed off by writing “Mr Herrmann, you are ...
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Rebels bikie's act of rape was 'at lower end of seriousness', lawyer says
The rape of a woman inside the Rebels motorcycle gangs' clubhouse was at the "lower end of seriousness" for the crime, a lawyer has told the Hobart Supreme Court. A 33-year-old bikie was found guilty of raping the woman in October 2013 inside the gangs ...
Chemsex, drugs and death: The lawyer who lost his lover
His partner's death turned the successful lawyer's world upside down -- "it was the other side of the coin," he said. "I'd gone from a situation of having everything -- professionally, socially, financially -- to losing the love of your life, losing ...
Lawyer on trial faces charges from Elizabeth school 'free lunch' scandal
On Monday, five years after those arrests, jury selection is scheduled to begin in a trial for the school board's lawyer, who is accused of interfering with the state's investigation of the federally funded lunch program. The program provides free and ...
Lawyer who fired gun in police standoff wants…
A one-time government lawyer who defeated charges related to a police standoff wants to switch to criminal defense work. Mark Bramble, accused of firing nearly 50 rounds from his Charleston, West Virginia, home in August 2013, regained his law license ...
Lawyer known for being tough on drunk drivers charged with DUI in Florida
Personal injury lawyer David J. Maloney, known for his refusal to accepted accused drunken drivers as clients, was charged with DUI in Escambia County on Mother's Day. Adrienne CutwayContact Reporter. Florida lawyer known for being tough on drunken ...
Millard won't testify in his own defence; Smich's lawyer to call evidence
One of two men accused of killing Tim Bosma won't take the stand in his own defence – but the lawyer for the other is staying quiet on whether his client will testify. Bosma disappeared on May 6, 2013, after taking two men for a test drive of a truck ...
Former head of scandal hit police force defends sacked lawyer
But Mrs Sim explained she was now backing Ms Aubrey, claiming she was misled about the allegations against the lawyer. In her written statement to the tribunal, Mrs Sim said she had now seen all the evidence against Ms Aubrey and concluded: “I do not ...
Judge Denies Motion for New Lawyer in Minnesota Terror Trial
A federal judge has denied a lawyer's motion to withdraw from representing one of three men on trial on terror-related charges. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Davis ruled Monday morning in Minneapolis that Murad Mohammad, the lawyer for 22-year-old ...
Lawyer: Turkish President Seeks to Gag German Media Boss
A lawyer for Turkey's president says he is seeking a court injunction against the head of one of Germany's biggest publishing houses. Mathias Doepfner, the chief executive of Axel Springer, has expressed solidary with a TV comedian who wrote a crude ...
Alexander Kozak's lawyer asks for new trial, citing prosecutorial misconduct
The lawyer of Alexander Kozak is asking for a new trial, citing misconduct by prosecutors in the trial last month when Kozak was found guilty of first-degree murder in last summer's Coral Ridge Mall shooting. Alfredo Parrish filed the motion on Kozak's ...
Lawyer: No evidence tying Sievers to murder-for-hire plot
A lawyer for Mark Sievers started mounting a public defense for the Lee County murder defendant on Monday, speaking about the case at length for the first time. In an interview with the Daily News, Antonio Faga, one of the two lawyers representing ...
Miami lawyer's bid to become judge falls 20 cents short
A Miami-Dade lawyer wasn't a day late and a dollar short in his bid to become a judge, but he was short 20 cents. According to the Miami Herald, attorney Daniel Espinosa wrote a check to the state to cover the candidate “qualifying fee” that would ...
Lawyer's suspension is now indefinite
A former Hammond lawyer has now indefinitely lost his license to practice law in Indiana. The Indiana Supreme Court late last week converted a temporary suspension of David Saks' law license to a permanent one for his refusal to cooperate with a state ...
New Supreme Court justice a 'superb lawyer'
Geoffrey Slaughter, an attorney for a prominent law firm who is widely known as an experienced litigator, is the new Indiana Supreme Court justice. Gov. Mike Pence tapped the Lake County native to fill the seat left by former Justice Brent Dickson, who ...
Local immigration lawyer convicted of fraud in winning asylum for Iraqis
A north suburban immigration lawyer known for advocating on behalf of Iraqi Christians was convicted by a federal jury Monday of falsifying paperwork in a bid to help clients win asylum in the United States on bogus claims of torture and religious ...
Defense in Southlake lawyer murder-for-hire trial has high burden to show duress
Bullet holes in the passenger side of the victim's Range Rover, after Juan Jesús Guerrero Chapa, a personal lawyer for Gulf cartel boss Osiel Cárdenas, was killed by masked assassins in a hit at Southlake Town Square. For the past two weeks federal ...
NJ man charged in stabbing murder wants new lawyer because current one was once stabbed
A New Jersey man facing life in prison for stabbing his lover to death wants his lawyer off the case because of a conflict of interest — the attorney was also stabbed. Arthur Wyche filed a motion with Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Matthew D'Emic on ...
Lawyer: Robbery victim shot because he pointed gun at cops
Bassil Abdelal may have become a robbery victim when thieves stormed his Austin beauty store four years ago, lawyer Marion Moore said. But when police arrived, Moore said, Abdelal walked out of his shop, pointed the large handgun squarely at the ...
Relative charged with murder in death of SF lawyer Marla Zamora
A 20-year-old man was charged Monday in the stabbing death of his relative, retired San Francisco public defender Marla Zamora, officials said. Angelo Zamora was charged with murder after the Friday morning stabbing of the 65-year-old lawyer at her ...
Anti-DUI Lawyer Arrested For Drunk Driving In A Lamborghini
“If you drink and you drive and you hurt someone, don't call me. I'm not gonna represent you, I'm not gonna help you. If anything, I'm gonna be the lawyer going after you,” says Florida attorney David J. Maloney, who was just arrested for driving under ...
Meet Pia Muehlenbeck, the lawyer turned Instagram sensation
Two weeks ago Pia announced her new role with Grazia in a blog post on her site Finding the Finer, and it seems even she can't believe just how much her life has changed. 'To think that just over a year ago, I was starting out on the path to work as a ...
Suburban Lawyer Guilty Of Helping Clients Cheat Way Into Asylum
CHICAGO (STMW) — A federal jury convicted a suburban immigration lawyer Monday who was accused during a weeks-long trial of helping clients cheat their way into asylum in the United States. The jury found Robert Dekelaita, 53, guilty of conspiracy to ...
City Lawyer Says Robbery Victim Shot Because He Pointed Gun At Cops
CHICAGO (STMW) — Wielding a shiny chrome handgun before a federal jury Monday, a lawyer for three Chicago cops being sued over a March 2012 shooting left little to the imagination. Bassil Abdelal may have become a robbery victim when thieves ...
A Lawyer's Guide To Social Media (Part 3): How To Effectively Run Ads
I don't know anyone who goes to Facebook and does a search in the search bar for lawyers or legal services. That's completely irrelevant, though, because it is using a 2004 mentality for how potential clients and the population in general receive ...
Lawyer says he'll sue judge, president others in Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's case
FILE - This April 2, 2015 file photo Freedom Watch attorney Larry Klayman speaks to reporters outside the Barrett Prettyman Federal Courthouse in Washington. Klayman, who's been denied a chance to represent rancher Cliven Bundy in Nevada says he'll ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Lax Security Allowed Colorado Shooting
Lawyer Marc Bern says the suburban Denver theater should have had armed guards during the packed midnight premiere of a Batman movie, where at least 1,000 people were expected. He made his opening statement Tuesday in a lawsuit against theater ...
Cursing Is F**king 'Commonplace,' Says Lawyer Who Was Admonished For Cursing At Federal Prosecutor
Craig Weintraub, a prominent Cleveland defense lawyer (well-known for his representation of Ariel Castro, the man who kept three women as prisoners in his house for more than a decade), griping over a public admonishment administered by Judge John ...
Loveland woman asks judge to appoint third lawyer
FORT COLLINS — A Loveland woman accused in July of repeatedly stabbing her 45-year-old neighbor appeared before a judge Tuesday and asked the court to appoint her a third lawyer. Bernadette Vasquez, 37, is being held at the Larimer County jail on ...
Austin lawyer filing challenge to Prop 1 election
If one Austin lawyer has his way, the city would have to redo the Proposition 1 election to keep its rules for ride-hailing companies, such as Uber and Lyft. Attorney Martin Harry filed a lawsuit — a draft of it was obtained by the American-Statesman ...
ABA President Wants Every Lawyer To Take One Simple Test
bar exam multiple choice exam test Four Times Square may no longer consciously look like the fictional Four Freedoms Tower, but you can't really shake the feeling that something fantastic is in the air with a lobby filled with Skadden lawyers and ...
Documents: Lawyer Said 2nd Student Also Had Underage Sex
"Ms. Hodder never applied any improper influence on behalf of her son," said lawyer James D. Rosenberg in an email to The Associated Press. "The suggestion that she did is unequivocally false. There would be no reason, whatsoever, for her to have done ...
Argument over Moreau fuel depot focuses on lawyer
At last month's appeal, Congdon urged the board to hear the case without a lawyer. The board members decided they needed one, so they took no action. Zoning Board members were critical of Congdon, saying he should have appointed a lawyer before ...
The Latest: Lawyer Helped Mother With Immigration Issues
A Hawaii attorney says a woman from El Salvador whom police say was killed by her husband had immigration troubles and went to a church where there were other Spanish-speaking parishioners. Rose Bautista says Aracely Hoffman immigrated to Hawaii's ...