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Good Life Festival security guard 'head kicker' sorry for actions: lawyer says
The lawyer for the 18-year-old man accused of kicking a security guard in the head at a youth festival has told media outside court on Tuesday his client is sorry for his actions. Martin Fulton was charged with assault occasioning bodily harm and ...
Longtime Arbutus lawyer Kent disbarred for misusing trust fund
Seven judges in the Court of Appeals of Maryland voted last month to disbar an Arbutus lawyer who spent more than 40 years practicing law, after he misappropriated $281,651 from a trust fund he was responsible for. Bruce A. Kent issued loans using ...
Trump lawyer retracts threat to sue New York Times
According to CNN, Trump Organization lawyers on Monday suggested they would sue The Times over its story, which began with an anecdote from Brewer Lane, who slammed the piece in interviews Monday morning. The ex-model and former Trump ...
Lawyer Wants Some Charges Dismissed in Jewelry Store Heists
An attorney for a woman accused in a string of armed jewelry store robberies across the South says some of the charges against her should be dismissed because they don't qualify as a "crime of violence." In a motion filed over the weekend, attorney ...
Chaka Fattah's Lawyer Blames Ex-Aides
Mark Lee, a lawyer for Fattah, took aim at Gregory Naylor and Thomas Lindenfeld, two political consultants who worked for Fattah's 2007 mayoral campaign. After pleading guilty to crimes of their own, both are expected to testify as key government ...
Indictment: Toms River lawyer stole $1.5M from clients
A lawyer from Toms River has been indicted by a state grand jury on charges that he stole more than $1.5 million while representing the estates of five clients, the New Jersey Attorney General's office said Tuesday. In one instance, Joseph J. Talafous ...
Media groups, ACLU back lawyer ordered to pay $11K for alerting reporter to upcoming civil trial
Civil liberties and media groups have submitted amicus briefs supporting an Ohio lawyer ordered to pay $11,000 in attorney fees for alerting a reporter to an upcoming civil trial. The briefs filed with the Ohio Court of Appeals argue the sanction ...
Lawyer for Waco Biker Seeks to Disqualify District Attorney
An attorney for one of the bikers arrested after a shooting melee outside a Waco, Texas, restaurant last year that left nine dead is seeking to disqualify the district attorney and others from participating in any of the pending cases. Abigail ...
Judge, lawyer on hit list
SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — The Westmoreland police have beefed up security around a parish judge and an attorney following threats against their lives allegedly by a man who was the complainant in a matter before the Savanna-la-Mar Parish ...
$100M Uber settlement attacked by drivers saying lawyer sold out
The lawyer who struck a $100 million deal with Uber Technologies Inc. is being accused of greed by some of the drivers covered by the accord who want her bumped. "She has single-handedly stuck a knife in the back of every Uber driver in the country," ...
Lawyer: Syracuse cop who had sex on job 'may be delusional' that women wanted it
Syracuse, NY -- A former Syracuse police officer "may be delusional" for thinking that women he met on-duty wanted to have sex with him, a lawyer said today. Officer Chester Thompson was fired after admitting he had sex on the job with two civilians on ...
J&J to stand behind talc's safety at upcoming trials: lawyer
N) will keep aruging in court that its talc-based powders are safe, an outside lawyer who has defended the company in lawsuits said, even after losing two multimillion-dollar verdicts to plaintiffs who alleged that J&J Baby Powder and Shower to Shower ...
The Latest: Lawyer Says Indian Land Buy Effort to Need Money
An attorney for an American Indian group says U.S. officials will need more money from Congress to cover the costs of an initiative to return land on reservations to tribal ownership. John Dossett with the National Congress of American Indians says the ...
J&J to stand behind talc's safety at upcoming trials, lawyer says
NEW YORK • Johnson & Johnson will keep aruging in court that its talc-based powders are safe, an outside lawyer who has defended the company in lawsuits said, even after losing two multimillion-dollar verdicts to plaintiffs who alleged that J&J Baby ...
Cops Probing Mysterious Death of Dallas Lawyer
It's a Texas-sized mystery in which the victim is a prominent Dallas lawyer who was found dead in his torched garage. Ira Tobolowsky, a 68-year-old father of three and a pillar of the local Jewish community who practiced law for nearly half a century ...
Muslim lawyer in DC supports Donald Trump
WASHINGTON - A Muslim lawyer in Washington, D.C. is supporting a presidential candidate you might not expect. Muslim American immigrant, Kamal Nawash is an unlikely supporter of the Republican party candidate Donald Trump. The immigration lawyer ...
Denied job, lawyer sues TR zoning board
TOMS RIVER -- A lawyer who applied for the Board of Adjustment attorney's position has sued the board after he didn't get the job. Toms River lawyer Anthony M. Pagano filed suit against the board last month in state Superior Court, claiming he was ...
SC disbars lawyer over 2010 hijacking, falsification of public documents
MANILA — The Supreme Court recently disbarred a lawyer for gross misconduct and violation of the Code of Professional Responsibility (CPR) for his purported participation in a hijacking in 2010. In a decision dated April 12 and made public on Tuesday ...
Tony Reed's lawyer: 'Glad' the suspected murderer is 'safe'
One of two men suspected of murdering an Arlington couple could be back in Snohomish County in a matter of days. Tony Reed's lawyer confirmed Tuesday that Reed contacted him and asked him to facilitate his surrender at the U.S./Mexico border on ...
Longtime defense lawyer Daniel Aureli dies
There were men whom attorney Daniel Aureli represented that some people thought deserved a special place in Hell: Thomas Johnson III, who fatally shot Rochester Police Officer Daryl Pierson; Don Peterkin, who abducted and terrorized an Irondequoit ...
The Global Lawyer: Terror Plaintiffs Still Have Friends in Washington
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, defying a five-week lobbying campaign by the White House and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The bill clarifies that the Anti-Terrorism Act covers aiding and abetting ...
Former 'Nightly News' producer got scammed by crooked lawyer
A former Emmy Award-winning TV producer was among those scammed by a bad-news lawyer from the Upper West Side, authorities said Tuesday. Retired journalist Patricia Lynch — an ex-investigative producer for “NBC Nightly News” — was among 13 ...
Delhi hotelier, five others detained for NDMC lawyer's murder
The Delhi Police on Wednesday detained six people, including the owner of a prominent hotel in New Delhi area, in connection with the murder of a 57-year-old lawyer in southeast Delhi. Police sources said that apart from the hotel owner, his personal ...
Panayiotou's lawyer says 'state misled the court'
Christopher Panayiotou's legal team poked holes in the state's case on Tuesday‚ accusing the police of underhanded tactics and the prosecution of misleading the court. Save & Share. Email · Print. It also questioned the admissibility of the state's key ...
Detroit Public Schools principal fires lawyer right before guilty plea
But for reasons unknown, when it was time to plead guilty, he fired his lawyer instead. "It is my desire to hire a new attorney," Alexander told U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts, who held a private meeting in the courtroom to figure out what was ...
Who Was Prominent Dallas Lawyer Ira Tobolowsky — and Did 'Jihad' Man Want Him Dead?
A prominent Jewish Dallas lawyer who died in a “suspicious” fire reportedly received death threats from a man who declared “jihad” against his own mom and then was sued by the slain lawyer in a contentious defamation case. “I'm going to kill you,” read ...
What O.J. whispered to his lawyer after verdict was read
Attorney Johnnie L. Cochran puts his hand on the shoulder of O.J. Simpson as he and co-counsel Robert Shapiro (left) are at an off-the-record sidebar conference on Jan. 5, 1995, in Los Angeles Superior Court. Photo: AP. LOS ANGELES — O.J. Simpson's ...
Boca Raton lawyer imprisoned for income tax evasion
A Boca Raton attorney was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison Wednesday and ordered to pay more than $1.95 million in restitution to the IRS, court records show. William J. Reilly, 62, pleaded guilty to income tax evasion earlier this year. He ...
Conservative Lawyer Ted Olson Joins Fight Against North Carolina's Bathroom Law
Conservative legal dynamo Ted Olson is joining the fight against North Carolina's law that requires residents to use the bathroom that correspond to their sex at birth. The nation's largest LGBT group, the Human Rights Campaign, has assembled a ...
Old Lady Lawyer: What A Law Degree Is Not
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer It's spring, so it's commencement time, and graduates of all ages (and all schools, be it elementary through professional schools) are listening to speakers of various kinds mix atta ...
Iraqi-American lawyer facing prison for immigration fraud claims he was targeted for aiding Christians
In the Iraqi-American Christian community, he is revered as an activist who delivered thousands from persecution at the hands of Muslim extremists, but in the U.S. halls of justice, Robert DeKelaita is regarded as a criminal who helped clients lie to ...
Convict spits in face of another lawyer after trial verdict
QUEENSBURY | The Queensbury man who has been forced to wear a "spit shield" in court in recent months because of an incident in which he spat in the face of his then-lawyer took advantage of a brief removal of his mask to spit in the face of another ...
James Forcillo's lawyer argues mandatory 5-year minimum is unconstitutional
Const. James Forcillo, the Toronto police officer convicted in the streetcar shooting death of teenager Sammy Yatim, was in court Wednesday for the first day of his sentencing hearing, with his lawyers arguing that the mandatory minimum five-year ...
Wiretapped lawyer sues former Putnam DA Adam Levy
Westchester County lawyer George Galgano claims that Levy, the son of TV's Judge Judy Sheindlin, wiretapped him and intercepted his communications with clients as part of a pattern of misconduct in the case that prompted a whistle blower in the ...
Ex-lawyer gets 1 to 3 years in prison for fraud
ALBANY — Disbarred lawyer Marcia Doyle Stallmer will serve one to three years in state prison for a fraud scheme targeting clients, friends and the state, Albany County prosecutors said. Stallmer, 51, of Averill Park was sentenced Wednesday to 1 to 3 ...
Trump Taps Washington Lawyer to Help Vet Potential Running Mates
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has tapped lawyer A.B. Culvahouse Jr., a longtime Washington fixture, to help vet his vice presidential picks, according to people familiar with the campaign. The role for Culvahouse, who visited Trump ...
CLAIRMONT: Millard's lawyer slow to the point in Smich's cross-exam
Smich is entering his fourth day of cross-examination by Nadir Sachak, lawyer for co-accused Dellen Millard. And the narrative has only just gotten to the point where Tim heads out with Millard and Smich for the fatal test drive of the truck he was ...
The Latest: Lawyer says rampage could have been prevented
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 11, 2016 file photo, a colorful sign syndication.ap.orgFILE - In this Wednesday, May 11, 2016 file photo, a colorful sign decorates the entrance of the Cinemark Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo. Closing arguments ...
Nebraska high court won't let lawyer return to slayings case
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Supreme Court has refused to reinstate an attorney for a former doctor accused of killing four people with ties to an Omaha medical school. On Wednesday the court rejected an appeal by Anthony Garcia's attorneys to let ...
Report: For VP search, Trump hires same lawyer who vetted Palin
Donald Trump's vice presidential pick will have at least one thing in common with Sarah Palin — the lawyer who helped pick them. A.B. Culvahouse Jr. will help the presumptive Republican nominee choose his running mate, according to a Bloomberg ...
Forcillo believed attack by Yatim was imminent, lawyer tells sentencing hearing
On Wednesday, the lawyer for James Forcillo told the court that injuries the victim suffered from a second round of bullets should not be a significant aggravating factor in determining the officer's sentence. Yatim was already dying from wounds caused ...
Victims of lawyer's Ponzi scheme say suicide attempt was ploy for sympathy
Former Skadden Arps lawyer Bennett, who used to boast about being on Silda Spitzer's annual holiday card rotation, is a smooth-talking “narcissist” who was only pretending to be sorry for his scheme by throwing himself in the Hudson River, his former ...
Dallas lawyer was victim of 'hit' in suspicious death: friend
Police have no answers one week after the bizarre death of a prominent Dallas lawyer — but the man's colleagues believe he was targeted and brutally slain while handling a contentious case. “This was a hit,” attorney Robert Hinton told “Today ...
Lawyer urges governor not to sign fugitive's extradition
“Difficulty breathing renders him unable to sleep on a bed,” the lawyer said. “He sleeps, when he can, in a recliner. The brief walk to a restroom is difficult to accomplish.” Stackowitz, who was released after posting $75,000 bond, ran a repair ...
Lawyer claims Smich shot Bosma minutes after leaving his house
On his fourth day cross-examining Mark Smich, Dellen Millard's lawyer got to the heart of his argument that Smich was lying about having nothing to do with Tim Bosma's death. Smich and Millard are charged with first-degree murder in connection with the ...
Terror suspects' lawyer questions police motives
Defence lawyer Rob Stary said the supporters did not stand because of religious reasons. “It's part of the Muslim faith,” he told the court. “A person says they stand for no one other than Allah.” Ms Bazzani said their actions were disrespectful. The ...
Serial Spitter Splatters Another Lawyer
A drug felon, who has spit on his lawyers before, spit on another one of his lawyers. You might not think that's so crazy, except here's the thing: the convict, Tyson A. Poulos, was already required to wear a “spit shield” in court because of his past ...
Suspected drunk driver's lawyer discusses case details in deadly prom night crash
HOUSTON (KTRK) --. The lawyer for suspected drunk driver Edin Palacios, Emily Detoto, discussed details of the deadly prom night crash today that killed a teenager on her way home from the prom recently. Driver awaits hearing on deadly prom night crash ...
Police officer, lawyer among 19 facing immigration charges
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Georgia lawyer and a Mississippi police officer are among 19 people indicted on charges that they committed visa or marriage fraud to allow Indian men to obtain legal status in the United States. The indictments, unsealed ...
Convicted lawyer has license suspended
The Virginia State Bar has suspended the license of a lawyer with Blacksburg ties, who was convicted in January of murdering his mother. William Henry Yongue's law license was listed as inactive but in good standing until April, with the bar's ...