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Prominent lawyer Barry Cohen hired by Pasco lawyer accused of document tampering
"I can't see anything incriminating other than a lawyer doing a diligent search, going through files looking for mortgage fraud,'' Cohen said of the video. "After all, it would not be unusual to find mortgage fraud on the part of Bank of America and ...
Lawyer-turned-entrepreneur admits he financed…
A former lawyer who became a Silicon Valley entrepreneur acknowledges he paid roughly $10 million to finance Hulk Hogan's winning lawsuit against Gawker and says it's not the only case he has financed. Peter Thiel tells the New York Times DealBook ...
Broward lawyer Alan Koslow facing federal money-laundering charge
The Florida Supreme Court later suspended him for 45 days for violating legal ethics and he was placed on probation as a lawyer until he passed an ethics exam. If convicted of the money-laundering conspiracy charge, Koslow and Mohr face a maximum of ...
Florence lawyer, another man hit with multiple human trafficking charges
Florence lawyer, another man hit with multiple human trafficking charges. Human Trafficking.jpg. Chip Dillard, 51, and Timothy Wylie Staggs, 83, were arrested today on a 24-count indictment. (Lauderdale County Jail). Print Email · Carol Robinson ...
NYC Lawyer, paralegal accused of cheating criminal justice system
Benjamin Yu, the lawyer, and his accomplice, Jose Nunez, are actually lawbreakers themselves, Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Charles Linehan told the jury. "Criminal law can be a noble profession, but not the way they practiced it ... there's ...
GOP Politician Is Ammon Bundy's New Lawyer
Morgan Philpot during a run for the U.S. House of Representatives in Utah's 2nd Congressional District. Philpot, pictured here in November 2010, will represent Malheur refuge occupation leader Ammon Bundy. Jim Urquhart/AP. Ammon Bundy's new attorney, ...
Portland's 'Lawyer Ride,' now 25 years old, is still pedaling strong
The route of The Lawyer Ride hasn't changed for 25 years. On Mondays they head up to SW Fairmount (just under Council Crest) for few laps of fast-paced riding around the flat loop. And today (like every Thursday) it was “hill day” — or “hell day” if ...
Lawyer For 'El Chapo' Guzman Demands Payment From US TV Networks
MEXICO CITY — A lawyer for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said Wednesday that he will sue television networks if they air a new series on the imprisoned Mexican drug lord's life without paying him. Netflix and Univision announced on May 17 that they will ...
Why Was Gucci Mane Released From Prison Early? His Lawyer Explains
The Hip Hop community rejoiced after hearing the news that Gucci Mane had been released, something his lawyer later commented on: “The outpouring that I've been receiving from fans is insane from around the country; excited about [Gucci] being back and ...
Lawyer warned Cincinnati VA about doctors skipping shifts
The Cincinnati VA Medical Center has developed an “unofficial practice” of doctors leaving the hospital early, at times to work instead for UC Health on private patients, and a VA lawyer warned last year that the doctors could be committing a crime ...
Johnny Depp hires top lawyer known as 'Disso Queen' to protect $400 million fortune
As he seeks to protect his $400 million fortune from the designs of Amber Heard, Johnny Depp has turned to a glamorous divorce lawyer known in Hollywood as the "Disso Queen". Laura Wasser, 48, a single mother-of-two, earned her nickname handling ...
Bundy hires new lawyer in wildlife refuge case
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The leader of a wildlife refuge occupation in Oregon has retained a new lawyer to defend him against a federal conspiracy charge. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports ( (link) 22r75Zi ) that Ammon Bundy has hired J. Morgan ...
Private Investigator Claims Lawyer Jose Baez Traded Legal Services For Sex With Casey Anthony
Private Investigator Claims Lawyer Jose Baez Traded Legal Services For Sex With Casey Anthony. By Staci Zaretsky. Share. / at 9:30 AM. Jose Baez and Casey Anthony (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty). Earlier this week, news began to spread that Jose ...
Lawyer banned by fitness club had no standing to complain about retaliation, says appeals court
A New York lawyer who says he was banned from his fitness club after filing a wage-and-hour suit on behalf of a client had no standing to complain of the ouster under state labor law, an appeals court has ruled. Douglas Wigdor had contended that the ...
Ira Tobolowsky: Law, love, loyalty the essence of Dallas lawyer found dead in 'suspicious' fire
From left: Brothers Jonathan Tobolowsky, Michael Tobolowsky and Zachary Tobolowsky pose for a portrait in their uncle's Dallas home. Their father, lawyer Ira Tobolowsky, was found dead in his garage after a fire. (File Photo/Andy Jacobsohn). By TASHA ...
Lawyer group forms for craft brewers
The Craft Beverage Lawyers Guild launched this week to represent mainly small, independent breweries, but also wineries and distilleries. The guild's governing committee consists of about a dozen lawyers specializing in the craft beverage industry, ...
RJ lawyer says public has right to evaluate evidence in Bundy case
web1_BUNDY-BARBECUE_041115DB_005.jpg Rancher Cliven Bundy speaks during a news conference at an event near his ranch in Bunkerville on Saturday, April 11, 2015. Bundy is hosting the event celebrating the one-year anniversary since the Bureau ...
Shabazz lawyer wants Ulster County DA Carnright off weapons case
If Shabazz's lawyers are successful, Carnright would be the second person to recuse himself at the behest of defense attorney Michael Sussman's office. In October 2015, Ulster County Judge Donald A. Williams stepped aside after Sussman cited Williams' ...
Lawyer continues to argue for release of GWB co-conspirators list
Lawyer continues to argue for release of GWB co-conspirators list. By PAUL BERGER. STAFF WRITER |. The Record. A lawyer urged a federal appeals court on Friday to uphold a ruling ordering the release of a list of people suspected of – but not charged ...
Confessions of a DC Lawyer-Lobbyist-Turned-LA Comedy Writer-Producer
Another fun fact: I've made less money in all the time I've been working in L.A. than I did in just a few months as a lawyer at my firm. I'm including in this calculation the time that I got my dry cleaning for free because I offered to write a ...
Fraudster's sentence delayed as lawyer quits
Former Stone Mills Township Ward 1 councillor and financial adviser Kevin Wagar is escorted from a Napanee courthouse in shackles and cuffs on Friday after he was remanded into custody following his sentencing hearing for fraud. (Meghan ...
Johnny Depp's lawyer claims Amber Heard's restraining order request was a "response to negative media attention"
In a written response to the court, Johnny's lawyer said Amber's request for a temporary restraining order and financial support "appears to be in response to the negative media attention she received earlier this week". The Pirates of The Caribbean ...
NSW Labor brings in lawyer to investigate vote rigging claims
NSW Labor has appointed an independent lawyer to investigate allegations of vote rigging in community preselections. Fairfax Media reported on Saturday that a Labor party official had used a central database containing electoral roll details to ...
Johnny Depp & Amber Heard's Divorce & Restraining Order Drama: Criminal Lawyer Weighs in
The 30-year-old actress filed for divorce Thursday after 15 months of marriage. A source told E! News the pair did not have a prenuptial agreement. On Friday, she obtained a temporary domestic violence restraining order against Depp, 52. While ...
Wanted: lawyer to sue Obama, see Mississippi governor
When Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced his state will not join 11 others in the federal lawsuit against the Obama administration over its directive on transgender bathrooms, that left Gov. Phil Bryant in a bit of a conundrum. And he isn't ...
For NY Lawyer, a 45-Year-Old Surveillance Case Is Her Legacy
"I don't think they thought I'd be the one person they'd get in touch with for all these decades." Then, she was a plucky, young activist lawyer. Now, she's a plucky 73-year-old divorce lawyer proud of her place in the fight against illegal ...
Johnny Depp's Lawyer Says Amber Heard Is 'Attempting to Secure' Financial Gain With Abuse Allegations
Johnny Depp's lawyer, Laura Wasser, claims that Amber Heard is accusing the actor of domestic abuse for financial gain in their divorce. According to court documents, the high-profile divorce attorney — whose previous clients include Kim Kardashian, ...
Well-known Miami trial lawyer, Edward Carhart, dies at 78
Edward Anthony Carhart, a well-known Miami trial lawyer and former chief assistant state attorney, died Friday at South Miami Hospital after a brief illness. Carhart, 78, was known for his devotion for public service. He prosecuted a number of ...
Ammon Bundy Gets A New Defense Lawyer
We believe in Ammon Bundy," Bundy's former lawyer Mike Arnold wrote in a statement posted by the Oregonian. "He is a thoughtful and courageous man, a wonderful client and now a friend." Bundy was charged with conspiracy to impede law enforcement ...
Cops seek murder suspect who threatened lawyer, judge
Burton Shearer made news in May after allegedly issuing threats against a judge and a lawyer when he lost a case in court against Cooper. Shearer is accused of the Thursday, May 12 murder of Cooper aka Yellow who was shot dead at his gate in Grange ...
The personal account of a Canadian lawyer hiking the Israel National Trail
I have spent the past 40+ years since my first visit to Israel in practicing as a criminal defense lawyer in Toronto, Canada (hardly a desert). I returned to Israel this past February—not by foot—but via Turkish Air through Istanbul, no less, a ...
Johnny Depp's lawyer says Amber Heard is 'attempting to secure' financial gain with domestic abuse claims
Johnny Depp's high-profile lawyer, whose former clients include Kim Kardashian and Megan Fox, has said his now estranged wife Amber Heard is claiming she was a victim of domestic abuse for financial gain in the couple's divorce. Laura Wasser, his ...
LETTERS: Listen to your doctor, not a lawyer
Personal-injury lawyers in this country constantly seek new ways to lure consumers into unnecessary lawsuits. One disturbing trend is trial lawyers blurring the lines between needing a doctor and needing a lawyer, with messages and outreach strategies ...
Lawyer: City Hall cybertrail leads to more questions
Lawyer: City Hall cybertrail leads to more questions · Antonio Planas Sunday, May 29, 2016. Credit: Christopher Evans. Boston Director of Tourism Kenneth Brissette leaves federal court in Boston after pleading not guilty to extortion charges on ...
Obstruction in justice: Pay gap, undervalued skills quickly thin female lawyer ranks
These are the skills that are “the true meaning of what a counselor is — not just a lawyer,” Knight said. “Having more legal teams with women on them is a better thing for clients.” As part of a national study, to be released this spring, IAALS ...
Tea lovers lap up cuppas from corporate lawyer turned chai guru
A solicitor by day but chai blender by night, Uppma Virdi's chai recipe has been passed by from her grandfather and is taking off in Melbourne cafes. Video supplied by Giulia Giannini McGauran. PT2M4S 620 349. Winter is upon us, and that means the ...
Judicial Misconduct : Justice Mary Odili's Dirty Schemes Against A Nigerian Lawyer Determined To Expose Her
The controversy surrounding Justice Mary Ukaego Odili's alleged misconduct of sitting as a judge in her own case in a criminal appeal has become messier. The case was brought before the Supreme Court in 2013 by radical lawyer and human rights activist, ...
Amber Heard All Smiles after Lawyer Pow Wow
0529-amber-heard-all-laughs-after-filing-for- Amber Heard was crying her eyes out after her court hearing Friday, claiming horrific physical abuse at the hands of Johnny Depp, but the next day she was smiling and cackling. Heard and a friend met with ...
YMCA CEO innocent in alleged summer camp abuse case, lawyer says
Charges against York YMCA president and CEO Larry Richardson, accused of failing to report an alleged child sexual abuse case at the YMCA's Camp Spirit in 2014, are unwarranted and unsubstantiated, his lawyer Christopher A. Ferro said. Richardson, 56 ...
William Code: Lawyer won victory for police disclosure
Mr. Code, who died in Calgary this month at the age of 83, was appealing a lower court's finding against an Alberta lawyer, William Stinchcombe, who was convicted of fraud and breach of trust. The police had interviewed a witness (a former secretary ...
Finding a lawyer has never been this easy!
CHENNAI: Hunting for a lawyer may seem like an uphill task for many, especially if you're new to the city or have no idea how to find one. For lawyers too, it could be difficult to locate clients who are in need of specific legal services. Coming to ...
Gawker Case Calls Attention to a Go-To Hollywood Lawyer
LOS ANGELES — In Hollywood, everyone knows the go-to lawyers. For divorce, there's Laura Wasser, now representing Johnny Depp in his split with Amber Heard. For a potential criminal charge, think Blair Berk, who helped Caitlyn Jenner avoid one after a ...
Lawyer, broadcaster Ron Rosenbaum dead at 68
In a country full of talented radio broadcasters, there were few who were better at it than Ron Rosenbaum, 68, who died on Sunday morning. ron_rosenbaum Rosenbaum, who as an attorney represented many of the Twin Cities media elite (including Tom ...
Disbarred lawyer pleads not guilty
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A lawyer disbarred for taking a $130,000 settlement he received on behalf of a Gallup restaurant owner has entered a not guilty plea to an indictment charging him criminally for the same conduct. The settlement was for property ...
On the road with a transient immigrant rights lawyer
Melanie Gleason put her Smartcar in drive and watched as her Oakland, California, apartment disappeared in the rearview mirror. It was July 1, 2015: the first day of her new life as a traveling immigration lawyer, working pro bono across the country ...
Read what Metuh's lawyer said about petition against GEJ
A lawyer to the former national publicity secretary to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh has debunked media claims that his client filed a petition against the former president, Goodluck Jonathan. In a statement, Ben Nwosu said that the ...
Fight against the clock for lawyer losing his eyesight
PARAMUS —€” Sean Callagy started to notice his vision problems as center fielder for Emerson High School and later for the Columbia University baseball team. He was fast, he hit well, and he was normally a good fielder. But he started to lose fly ...
Lawyer Alfred Dodwell apologises for "misleading" allegations against Supreme Court
SINGAPORE - Lawyer Alfred Dodwell issued a written letter of apology to the Supreme Court on Monday (May 30) for "baseless" allegations he made against the court following the execution of murderer Jabing Kho. On May 21, the lawyer of boutique law firm ...
Ammon Bundy Has A New Lawyer (Almost)
... drew a series of complaints to the Oregon Bar Association, most of which have been dismissed. On Wednesday, though, Arnold and Casey withdrew and J. Morgan Philpot filed papers that he would be Bundy's new lawyer. What Marge Simpson Can Teach ...
Amber Heard's Lawyer Denies Claim She's Blackmailing Johnny Depp
Amber's lawyer Peter Sample says the “allegations against Ms. Heard are absolutely and unequivocally false.” The claim that she is blackmailing Johnny “has no basis in reality and is nothing but the typical celebrity muckraking for profit.” The lawyer ...