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Elizabeth school board lawyer acquitted in 'free lunch' case
ELIZABETH — Five years after a former school board president was charged with illegally getting free or reduced-cost lunches for her children, the board's former lawyer has been acquitted of all wrongdoing in the case. After a five-week trial and less ...
Donald Trump's Lawyer Said They're Not Trying To Kick The Judge Off The Trump U. Case
Not even Donald Trump's lawyer thinks it's a good idea to seek recusal of Gonzalo Curiel, the federal judge presiding over a pair of class action lawsuits alleging fraud by the for-profit Trump University. At least, that would be our interpretation of ...
Chinese lawyer left half-naked outside courthouse
Beijing: Chinese authorities have denied physically assaulting a lawyer at a court in Guangxi province after photos of him being left half-naked went viral online and prompted more than 1000 lawyers signing a petition condemning the incident. Lawyer Wu ...
'I want to rescue my dad': children's heartbreak for the lawyers China has taken away
Next month will mark one year since China began an unprecedented attack on such lawyers, rounding up and interrogating more than 300 people in what activists believe was a bid to cow the country's vibrant “rights defence” movement and strike a blow to ...
Redstone's lawyer: Media mogul's old, not impaired
Sumner Redstone isn't mentally impaired, just old, his lawyer told a judge in Massachusetts in arguing against a request by Viacom Chief Executive Philippe Dauman to have the media mogul medically evaluated. "The idea that he could suffer from mortal ...
Will This Retired Lawyer Open the Floodgates of Divestment From Fossil Fuels?
The money managers of university and non-profit endowments owe a debt of gratitude to a lawyer named Bevis Longstreth. He's hardly a household name, but an obscure book he published 30 years ago provoked a modernization of the legal definition of ...
Mdluli's lawyer presses state witness on dates he discovered statements implicating his client
He said the statements implicated Mdluli in kidnapping or abduction and attempted murder charges. The statements‚ he said‚ were not registered and did not have any CAS numbers. On Wednesday‚ Mdluli's lawyer‚ Ike Motloung‚ told De Goede that it is his ...
China: Six-year-old daughter of imprisoned Christian lawyer is desperate for his release
The six-year-old daughter of Christian Chinese human rights lawyer Li Heping, who has been uncontactable and held in black jail since he disappeared in July 2015, is determined that she can rescue her dad. In a moving interview with the Guardian, ...
Lawyer defends 6-month sentence of Stanford rapist Brock Allen Turner
A public defender has given his thoughts on the six-month sentence handed to a Stanford student convicted of rape. Stanford rapist: The powerful letter Brock Turner's rape victim read to her sex attacker in court. Brock Turner, 20, was jailed this ...
Federal judge's immigration order encourages kidnapping, Obama administration lawyer claims
Illegal immigrants hoping to win entry into the U.S. under a judge's interpretation of border policy are posing as families by kidnapping children before attempting to cross the Mexican border, the Obama administration told a federal appeals court on ...
Lawyer testifies he can't remember home-invasion attack on law firm managing partner and wife
Schmuhl said he takes several painkillers for chronic back pain from a training injury in the Army where he was a lawyer in the Judge Advocate General's Corps. He is accused in the November 2014 home invasion and attack on the managing partner, Leo ...
London lawyer Katherine Simpson 'sent threatening letters to woman who slept with her husband'
A lawyer taunted and swore at a woman who had an affair with her barrister husband in a harassment campaign which left the victim 'sick to the stomach,' a court heard. Jonathan Simpson, 48, and Katherine Simpson, 49, sent a series of letters to the ...
Lawyer acquitted in claimed cover-up of school…
The first of two lawyers to go to trial in a criminal corruption case over a claimed cover-up of a New Jersey school board member's free-lunch application won a resounding victory on Tuesday. Following a five-week trial, it took the jury less than an ...
Aaron Hernandez meets with Casey Anthony's lawyer
The former Patriots tight end, who is serving a life sentence for the murder of Odin Lloyd, met with Casey Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, inside the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., on Monday. “I really can't make any statements ...
Man Charged in Shootings, Officer's Death Appointed Lawyer
A judge in Tennessee has appointed a public defender to represent a man charged with shooting three people and then running over and killing a Memphis police officer. Public defender Kindle Nance spoke with her client, 21-year-old Justine Welch, during ...
Neulander's lawyer ramps up attacks on DA Fitzpatrick, trial lawyer Menkin
Syracuse, NY -- Robert Neulander's appeals lawyer is ramping up the rhetoric against Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick in court paperwork. Defense lawyer Gerald Shargel, of New York City, has spent a year trying to convince County ...
Mentally ill women should have attorney, 7th Circuit rules
She sought collateral review in state court and had a lawyer appointed to her. When those proceedings were finished, she filed in federal court, but the District Court ruled her filing was 15 months too late. Schmid, who filed pro se, argued equitable ...
Trump 'racist' remarks show potential of intimating federal judges, lawyer group warns
SAN DIEGO — The San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association Wednesday defended the Hispanic judge presiding over a lawsuit between Trump University and its former students, calling Donald Trump's recent remarks about the judge racist. “Trump's ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Is There A Failure To Communicate?
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer Every month, a bunch of us old lady lawyers get together for lunch in memory of one of our friends who died way too young from ovarian cancer. We had been, in one form or another, her ...
Trump's lead lawyer donated to Clinton after joining case
The fact that Trump's own lawyer in the class-action cases has been an avid Clinton backer undermines his accusations of bias in the case, not only against the plaintiffs' lawyers but also against U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who Trump says has ...
Aaron Hernandez hires new defense team
Convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez has hired a new defense team that includes Florida attorney Jose Baez, who represented Casey Anthony, the Orlando mother who was acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. Baez confirmed the role in a ...
Arizona can pay Prop. 123 money, state's lawyer says
DeWit raised the legal questions after a lawyer his office retained outlined the case that Congress would have to weigh in on the land trust. Ducey has relied on differing legal views that gave great weight to the experience in New Mexico, which has ...
Court gives stayed suspension to lawyer who didn't pay taxes
A Columbus attorney received a stayed one-year suspension of his law license on Wednesday for failing to pay federal income taxes and other professional misconduct. The Ohio Supreme Court voted unanimously to follow the recommendation of its Board of ...
Lawyer: Accused con man broke
A man who prosecutors say posed as a wealthy European sophisticate and drugged three gay men he was dating in order to rob them is in fact “a man without assets,” his lawyer said. Riccardo D'Orsainville's $250,000 bail was reduced to $100,000 yesterday ...
Lawyer faults process for screening volunteers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Isaih Baskins, left, holds his infant daughter, Ka'leigh Baskins, during a press conference with his attorney, Justin T. Bamberg, center, and wife Whitnee Watkins, holding son Caleb Baskins outside the Forsyth County Hall of Justice. Baskins, his wife ...
Lawyer in Rodney King beating trial dies
“Before the argument, we met in Washington with a lawyer for (Stacey Koon), who is a former solicitor general for the United States, who told Bill he should cede all of his time to Koon's lawyer because the issue Bill thought was important the judges ...
Baylor: Discipline extends to staff beyond announced exits, moves
On Tuesday, a lawyer for a former Baylor student who said she was hit and choked by a former Baylor player said the woman exchanged text messages with Lebby about the incidents in 2014 and that nothing was done other than to tell the player to stay ...
Aaron Hernandez hires Casey Anthony's lawyer
Convicted murderer and former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez still faces charges of double murder arising from an incident that occurred in July 2012. Hernandez now has hired a lawyer who secured an acquittal in a high-profile murder trial that went to ...
Aaron Hernandez hires lawyer Jose Baez, Harvard Law professor Ronald Sullivan Jr.
Former New England Patriot Aaron Hernandez has new lawyers, led by the Florida attorney who represented Casey Anthony and a Harvard Law School professor representing the family of an alleged Muslim terrorist shot by police, in his upcoming double ...
Ex-Barclays Trader Called 'Average' as Lawyer Seeks Separation
“Truth be told, Jonathan Mathew is no mathematical genius, he's not a brilliant man, nor was he cherry picked by Barclays" from a premier school, the lawyer, Bill Clegg, said in his closing argument Thursday in London. “The danger is you just lump him ...
Judge who had sex with intern, lawyer in chambers wins re-election
The Los Angeles Times said he was censured by the Commission on Judicial Performance in 2014 for having sex with two women — his intern and a practicing lawyer — in chambers. He also was reprimanded for failing to disqualify himself from a case ...
Columbus lawyer accused of pocketing $365000 from settlements
A Columbus lawyer is accused of misappropriating nearly $365,000 from settlements she received on behalf of nearly two dozen clients. Shawn Andrea Little faces charges of fraud and dishonesty in a filing made public today by the Ohio Supreme Court's ...
He Who Would Defend Shmurda
The Atlanta Hawks connected Sefolosha with a lawyer, Alex Spiro, an attorney at Brafman & Associates, a tall white man with a good suit, dark and slick hair, and a booming voice. “I'm not going to make this about, 'It must have been because he's big ...
In decades of writing lease agreements, landlord Topletz admits never involving a lawyer
Landlord Dennis Topletz admitted Thursday that in his decades of property rental, he has never had the contract he personally wrote up evaluated by a lawyer. The acknowledgment came during a court hearing about allegations that his company intimidated ...
The Latest: House Speaker's Lawyer Lampoons Lack of Evidence
A defense lawyer for Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard lampooned what he called a lack of evidence in the ethics case against his client and said it "scares him" that government prosecutors could go after someone the way they did Hubbard. Lance Bell ...
Lawyer for newly exonerated man plans to sue Queens DA
Wellington Claes was all smiles Wednesday walking out of Queens Criminal Court a free man, after spending 6 months inside a Rikers Island jail cell for a crime he did not commit. Claes wasted no time pulling out his cellphone to tell those he loves. "I ...
Guard attacked by inmates at troubled youth center, lawyer says
Guard attacked by inmates at troubled youth center, lawyer says. David Hammer talks to the lawyer of a woman who says she was attacked by inmates at a youth center in Bridge City. David Hammer and Jim Mustian / The New Orleans Advocate , WWL 6:33 ...
Europe|Film About Russian Lawyer's Death Creates an Uproar
Screenings of the film, “The Magnitsky Act — Behind the Scenes,” have been canceled in Europe after threats of libel suits from William F. Browder, an American-born financier who fell afoul of the Russian government and hired Mr. Magnitsky, a lawyer ...
Trousergate: Chinese lawyer left half naked when police ripped his clothes in court rejects official apology
It added that Wu had wanted to call the police emergency hotline, other lawyers, his law firm and even family members, to say what had happened, but had been banned by the court from doing so. “The surveillance video clearly shows that Wu was subjected ...
Lawyer of Briton in Kenya denies woman died taking 'selfies with a gun'
Another lawyer, Evans Monari, who is no longer defending businessman Richard Alden, 52, gave the "selfies" account on Monday when the Briton was remanded in custody pending further investigations into the death of Grace Wangeci, 42. "The selfie story ...
Lawyer: Alleged Migrant-Smuggler Says Italian Authorities Have Wrong Man
ROME—An Eritrean man extradited to Italy in a major people-smuggling sting denied any involvement in criminal activity, saying that authorities had arrested the wrong man, according to the man's lawyer. Italian authorities announced Tuesday they had ...
Eritrean extradited to Italy denies being human trafficker: lawyer
ROME An Eritrean man extradited to Italy from Sudan this week and accused of being a human-trafficking boss has denied the allegation and says he is the victim of mistaken identity, his lawyer said on Friday. If confirmed, it would be a huge blow to ...
Barclays Traders Not Invited to BBA Members Club, Lawyer Says
The British Bankers Association was merely a members club for senior bankers overseeing a Libor submission process that was understood by no one, including ex-Barclays Plc traders, a lawyer said. "The BBA was a members club for senior bankers at the ...
Court grants Zyriah Schliter new trial based on lawyer's errors
The court found his lawyer should have asked the court for a judgment of acquittal on one of the theories to prove child endangerment resulting in death charge. The state didn't prove Schlitter inflicted the force necessary to cause Kamryn's severe ...
Walla Walla lawyer suspended from practice for 30 days
New dental office opens Monday on Taumarson Road · Walla Walla lawyer suspended from practice for 30 days · Investigation underway after Milton-Freewater baby dies · Western Paladin Games open in new Walla Walla location · Lab testing delays trial for ...
Lawyer for woman beaten by officer looks at libel suit
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The attorney for a woman beaten by a Jacksonville police officer while wearing handcuffs said he might sue the State Attorney's Office for libel after it released information about his client in a disposition statement that the ...
Lawyer: Suit Settled in Chicago Teen's Fatal Police Shooting
The lawyer representing the family of 17-year-old Cedrick Chatman didn't release details of the settlement because it must be approved by the Chicago City Council. However, attorney Brian Coffman says Chatman's mother is looking forward to finally ...
Rajkot abduction case: Delhi lawyer released on bail
A Delhi-based lawyer, arrested by Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in a 16-year-old abduction case, walked out of jail on Thursday after a local court granted him bail. Shailendra Singh Jaat, 45, was picked up by ATS officials in the wee hours of May ...
Lawyer gets 4 years in jail for Murphy bed sex attack
A judge tossed a wealthy Manhattan lawyer in prison for 4 years Friday for sexually attacking a woman on the fold-out Murphy bed in his office as his portly victim blasted him for insulting her weight. “It was implied it never could have happened as my ...
Gregory Schwandt selected as a Super Lawyer
Gregory R. Schwandt, a Great Falls business, estate planning, trusts and probate lawyer, has again been selected as a Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high ...