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The Latest: Lawyer Says 'Stairway to Heaven' Riff Not Stolen
A lawyer for Led Zeppelin says there's no evidence the band swiped the opening to the song "Stairway to Heaven." Attorney Peter Anderson told jurors Tuesday in Los Angeles federal court that evidence will show that songwriters Robert Plant and Jimmy ...
Peter Thiel's lawyer threatens Gawker for talking about Donald Trump's "hair"
Last week, Thiel's lawyer-for-hire, Charles J. Harder, sent Gawker a letter on behalf of Ivari International's owner and namesake, Edward Ivari, in which Harder claims that Feinberg's story was “false and defamatory,” invaded Ivari's privacy ...
Andrew Caspersen, Charged in $40 Million Fraud, Had Gambling Addiction, Lawyer Says
But on Tuesday, Mr. Caspersen's lawyer contended that his client, a former Wall Street executive with an Ivy League pedigree, was the victim of an uncontrollable gambling addiction that drove him for more than a decade. So gripping was Mr. Caspersen's ...
Jeremy Potter, the lawyer
Name: Jeremy Potter. Age: 33. Occupation: Attorney. Current residence: Detroit riverfront. Family: Married, one child. Jeremy Potter does not complain about his student debt. In fact, he views the schooling that racked up the $72,000 in bills – now ...
NCR first corporation to hire a woman lawyer
Australian-born Amy Florence Acton became the first female lawyer to work for NCR. Photo contributed by the NCR archive of Dayton History. By Stand Alone Photo. Staff Writer. Amy Florence Acton was born in Australia in 1867 and came to the United ...
Lima lawyer sends sexy texts to client, is suspended
Writing that the burden is on lawyers “to ensure that all attorney-client dealings remain on a professional level,” the Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a Lima, Ohio, attorney for exchanging sexually charged text messages with a client. N ...
Oscar Pistorius lawyer says case has misconceptions
Earlier Wednesday, defense lawyer Roux said there are misconceptions over Pistorius' murder conviction as he asked Masipa for leniency. Roux said "substantial and compelling circumstances" existed that would allow the judge to deviate from the minimum ...
Media|Gawker Article on Trump's Hair Draws Threat From Hulk Hogan's Lawyer
Terry Bollea, the TV personality known as Hulk Hogan, with his lawyer Charles Harder. Credit Gerardo Mora/Getty Images. The letter continues a legal battle between Mr. Harder and Gawker. His Los Angeles-based law firm, Harder, Mirell & Abrams, was ...
Lawyer for Uber Drivers Offers to Cut Fee by $10 Million
A federal judge's approval of the controversial settlement between Uber Technologies Inc. and some 385,000 of its current and former drivers looks far from assured. To help move the settlement forward, the drivers' lawyer has offered to cut her fee by ...
Lawyer for Jerry Sandusky charged with attempted tax evasion
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A lawyer who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial faces new tax-related charges. The U.S. attorney's office in Harrisburg said Wednesday that 42-year-old Karl ...
Led Zeppelin suit: Lawyer says 'Stairway to Heaven' sequence used in songs since 1600s
Led Zeppelin suit: Lawyer says 'Stairway to Heaven' sequence used in songs since 1600s. Compiled by Tony Hicks, [email protected] Posted: 06/15/2016 08:40:47 AM PDT | Updated: 69 min. ago. Related Stories. Jun 14: Did Led Zeppelin ...
Appeals court rescues Philly lawyer from $1m fine
A $1 million sanction imposed on insurance defense lawyer Nancy Raynor because her witness gave precluded testimony in a medical-malpractice trial has been overturned by a Pennsylvania appellate court. The Superior Court panel found that the ...
Johnny Depp's Lawyer Asks Judge to Prevent Amber Heard Witnesses from Testifying at Restraining Order Hearing
Indeed, as of the date hereof, Amber has not served any witness list," the petition states, adding that at a June 10 hearing, "the Court asked Amber lawyers whether she would be calling any witnesses. While Amber's counsel said she would – 'four or ...
OJ Simpson's Lawyer Blasts Stephen A. Smith ... You're Insane If You Think You Could've Convicted OJ
Stephen A. Smith is DELUSIONAL for claiming he could've done a better job than Marcia Clark at prosecuting O.J. Simpson ... so says O.J.'s former lawyer Carl Douglas. Douglas -- who was a key member of Johnnie Cochran's legal team -- says he heard ...
'Stoner lawyer' calls LaHood a bully
But Mehler, who paid for law school by farming marijuana in Denver and now brands himself “the Dopest Lawyer in Town,” is fed up with what he considers an unseemly habit of the district attorney: using social media to humiliate and intimidate perceived ...
Jimmy Page Takes the Stand, Spirit's Lawyer Risks Mistrial in 'Stairway to Heaven' Case
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page took the stand on day one of the band's “Stairway to Heaven” trial, while the opposing lawyer was warned that his actions may be grounds for a mistrial. Page and singer Robert Plant are in Los Angeles to battle claims ...
Lawyer for Uber drivers offers to cut fee by $10m
The lawyer who negotiated an $84 million settlement with Uber Inc. has offered to reduce her cut of the payout by nearly half to $11 million, after criticism that the proposed deal doesn't do enough for drivers. “I want to help ensure that the drivers ...
Lance Stephenson's lawyer says child-support case a 'slam dunk'
The attorney for NBA player Lance Stephenson, who starred for Lincoln HS in Brooklyn, called the last day of his child-support hearing a “slam dunk” and predicted the judge would rule against the mother of his child's request to double the support she ...
1 defense lawyer allowed to leave Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow case
The case of Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow, the Chinatown kingpin convicted of racketeering and murder, took a new twist Wednesday when a federal judge granted one defense lawyer's request to withdraw but denied two others. After a closed-door hearing ...
Judge releases man who received jail sentence while lawyer was in handcuffs — VIDEO
web1_FERNANDEZCOURT_061516mq_001.jpg Judge Rob Bare rules to release Daniel Fernandez on his own recognizance Wednesday, June 15, 2016, pending an appeal of his sentence after his attorney, Deputy Public Defender, Zohra Bakhtary was ...
Disciplinary action towards four NOPD officers unfair, lawyer says
Tania Dall talks about the push-back after four police officers were reprimanded following a use-of-force incident. Tania Dall, WWL 1:18 AM. CDT June 16, 2016. CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST. NEW ORLEANS -- After the New Orleans ...
Lawyer: Threat tied to MSD payment
The accusation is included in a draft version of the city's recent audit of MSD, but it's not in the final version. The Enquirer obtained a copy of the earlier draft this week. An attorney with the Columbus-based law firm, Bricker & Eckler, told ...
Court tosses $1M sanction against lawyer,…
A Pennsylvania appeals court has tossed a nearly $1 million sanction against a lawyer accused of eliciting banned testimony from a medical expert at trial. The Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled on Wednesday in an appeal by lawyer Nancy Raynor, who ...
Why raise associate pay to $180000? Bank…
Beginning BigLaw associates may be happy about recent raises that hiked their pay to $180,000, but some lawyers for the companies that hire their law firms don't share their enthusiasm. Now one in-house lawyer is making his misgivings known in an email ...
O.J. Lawyer: Stephen A. Smith delusional if he thinks he could have convicted Simpson
Former O.J. Simpson defense lawyer Carl Douglas told TMZ Sports ESPN's Stephen A. Smith is delusional if he thinks he could have won the murder trial of the century. Douglas was responding to Smith's claim earlier this week on ESPN2's "First Take" that ...
The Latest: Lawyer says detective tried to sabotage probe
BALTIMORE — The Latest on the Baltimore trial of a police officer on trial for murder in the death of a black prisoner whose neck was broken in a police transport van (all times local): 12:45 p.m.. A prosecutor in the trial of a Baltimore police ...
Lawyer is suspended for accessing and deleting…
An Ohio lawyer who accessed the email accounts at the law firm that fired him and erased some controversial communications has been suspended from law practice. The Ohio Supreme Court suspended Brandon Louis Azman for a year, with six months ...
UPDATE: Sorrento Councilman Anny, his lawyer surrender after indicted in theft of $77000 from town
Maughan, one of several defendants in the suit and a former lawyer and registered agent for Design & Build, has said the payment was for mobilization, though state contractor groups say advance payments in public works contracting are unusual and risky ...
Tampa lawyer: Alligator warning signs should have been up at Disney World
According to Tampa lawyer Barry Cohen, Disney had a duty to inform guests of the danger lurking in the Seven Seas Lagoon. Disney has since told the Orlando Sentinel warning signs will soon be posted. “They need to do what they need to do to protect ...
Woman convicted of posing as lawyer
SAN DIEGO - A woman who posed as a lawyer and defrauded 10 victims out of more than $57,000 was convicted Thursday of nearly two dozen counts of grand theft and identity theft. Giuliana Bosco Huerta, 39, described by prosecutor Hector Jimenez as a ...
Ex-correction boss will hire high-priced lawyer in probe
The boss of the correction officers union, Norman Seabrook, is getting a high-priced lawyer in his corruption case, courtesy of the union he's charged with ripping off. The Correction Officers Benevolent Association is footing the bill for Paul ...
'Stairway to Heaven' Creator Page Rebuffs Lawyer at Trial
FILE - In this July 13, 1985 file photo, singer Robert Plant, left, and guitarist Jimmy Page of the British rock band Led Zeppelin perform at the Live Aid concert at Philadelphia's J.F.K. Stadium. Generations of aspiring guitarists have tried to copy ...
Lawyer for injured heavyweight fights back at Cuomo
The lawyer for a once-undefeated heavyweight boxer who was left unable to walk or talk after a brutal bout at Madison Square Garden has sued the state, demanding it to finally release the results of its probe of the fight. Gov. Cuomo ordered an ...
Judge, Omaha lawyer to join state's federal bench
Judge, Omaha lawyer to join state's federal bench By Reece Ristau / World-Herald staff writer The Omaha World-Herald. Nebraska's U.S. District Court announced replacements Thursday for two outgoing U.S. magistrate judges. Douglas County Judge Susan ...
Andrea Solomon, a lawyer in Delco
Andrea G. Tillis Solomon, 68, a lawyer and longtime Delaware County resident, died Tuesday, June 14, of complications from a heart attack in Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md. Mrs. Solomon was attending the Bench Bar Conference of the ...
China rights lawyer faces fraud trial in Beijing amid crackdown
BEIJING A well-known Chinese civil rights lawyer went on trial for fraud on Friday, an attorney with knowledge of the case said, the latest trial in a far-reaching crackdown on political dissent. Xia Lin was detained by Beijing police in November 2014 ...
Denton attorney wins Lawyer of the Year
High-profile Denton criminal defense attorney Richard Gladden was presented with the Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year award Thursday in San Antonio. The award, presented by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, recognizes attorneys for ...
Jury recommends life sentence for lawyer in home-invasion attack; victimized partner makes statement
Jurors in Fairfax County, Virginia, on Thursday recommended that lawyer Andrew Schmuhl receive two life sentences plus 98 years in prison for a 2014 home-invasion stabbing attack on a law firm managing partner and his wife. Jurors recommended the ...
Top Obama Lawyer: Obamacare Fight Over, Muslim Ban Unlikely
When Don Verrilli wins at the Supreme Court, he wins big. In his five years as the top lawyer representing the United States, Verrilli won cases on marriage equality, immigration law and the legality of President Barack Obama's health care law -- twice ...
Lawyer is convicted of money laundering; purported drug dealer was confidential informant
A Cleveland criminal defense lawyer has been convicted on charges of money laundering and attempted money laundering after a confidential informant recorded their conversations. The lawyer, 45-year-old Matthew King, was convicted on Thursday, ...
RHONY Star Michael Wainstein's Lawyer Denies His Client Cheated On Estranged Wife Jules Wainstein!
While the reality star claims Michael cheated on her, his lawyer has come out swinging against those allegations. The legal rep also went on to suggest that one of the exes might be kicked out of their shared New York City apartment following their ...
China rights lawyer goes on trial
[JURIST] According to a colleague familiar with the case, prominent Chinese civil rights lawyer Xia Lin was put on trial for fraud on Friday during a "far-reaching crackdown on political dissent." Xia had been detained in 2014 by Beijing police and ...
Gay Orlando Lawyer: 'Our Pulse Is Stronger Than Ever'
An openly gay Orlando lawyer who has spent his career fighting for diversity brought the Florida Bar to its feet Friday with an emotional speech addressing last weekend's shooting. "It's still fresh," Larry Smith of Southern Trial Counsel told the ...
Lawyer, radio personality appears in Troy court on drug charges
A defense lawyer and Cincinnati radio personality filed a motion for invention in lieu of conviction of felony drug possession charges Friday in Miami County Common Pleas Court. Lisa Wells, 37, of West Chester was charged with drug possession and ...
Broward lawyer admits child porn charge, still faces sex abuse allegations
A Broward lawyer pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal charge of possessing more than 1,000 child pornography images and videos, including several involving violent treatment of young children. David Rothenberg, 47, was arrested in February after he was ...
Young Shakespeare Players' lawyer disputes DOJ finding
TURNERS FALLS — A lawyer representing the Young Shakespeare Players East told The Recorder Friday that a finding by federal authorities last week that the youth theater company discriminated against a young boy with a severe peanut allergy is ...
Lawyer for 2009 Fort Hood shooting victims seeks resumption of long-delayed civil case
Nearly seven years after an Army major's shooting rampage left 13 dead and dozens wounded at Fort Hood, Texas, lawyers for about 130 of the victims and family members have asked a federal judge to lift a stay in their civil case against the service and ...
Lawyer who fought for gay marriage to marshal Pride Portland
Lineup time for the parade begins at 10 a.m. Festival organizers promise "an epic parade of pride across Portland." One of the parade marshals this year will be Mary Bonauto. She is a Portland lawyer who successfully argued for same-sex marriage before ...
Renowned lawyer Naeem Bukhari joins PTI
ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Renowned lawyer Naeem Bukhari on Saturday joined Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). Party chairman Imran Khan welcomed Bukhari and termed him as his old acquaintance, reported Dunya News. While conversing with the ...
Police: Lawyer bit cop, resisted arrest
A Lincoln Park lawyer appeared in bond court Saturday after he was arrested Friday and charged with attacking a police officer after allegedly stealing car keys. Raymond Prather, 35 of the 1800 block of North Halsted Street, was held in lieu of $50,000 ...