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Lawyer: Witness lie led to McAllister dismissal
MONTPELIER - The lawyer for the accuser in a suspended Vermont state senator's rape trial says the state decided to drop the charges after the accuser admitted outside the courtroom that she had lied on the witness stand about something not central to ...
Lawyer Graham Bosworth to fill Orleans criminal court bench, newspaper says
Lawyer Graham Bosworth to fill Orleans criminal court bench, newspaper says. JJPL s Fe te de Justice 2463.jpg. Calvin Johnson, Amy Bosworth and Graham Bosworth at Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana's "Fete de Justice" at the Eiffel Society Friday ...
Edward Snowden lawyer vows new push for pardon from Obama
“We're going to make a very strong case between now and the end of this administration that this is one of those rare cases for which the pardon power exists,” Ben Wizner, the ACLU lawyer who is Snowden's principal legal adviser, told New York magazine ...
Bomber pal's lawyer seeks to toss conviction for lying
The lawyer of Boston Marathon bomber pal Robel Phillipos argues his conviction for lying to the FBI should be tossed out because an agent coerced his confession by preying on hair-trigger emotions about the father he never knew. “Your father would be ...
Prominent Bronx lawyer on trial for DWI crash
A prominent Bronx defense lawyer has found himself on the wrong side of the law. Philippe Dussek, who as a criminal attorney has represented the likes of rapper Fat Joe, is on trial in the same courthouse whose halls he has prowled for decades ...
Lawyer's Grudge With Judge Taken to Another Court
HELENA, Mont. (CN) — After a lawyer lost his bid to disqualify a judge in a child custody case, the matter turned into a long-running vendetta that culminated in the lawyer's campaign to unseat the judge, using attack ads on a talk radio station in ...
'It's not over yet,' says famed defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey after filing for bankruptcy
For those who were not around for the exploits of the fabled criminal defense lawyer, from the 1960s through the 90s, when he was defending others rather than himself, perhaps the FX's “The People v O.J. Simpson, will refresh their memory in which he ...
Egypt Lawyers Claim Government Meddling in Case Over Islands
Egyptian lawyers opposed to the government's decision to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia are accusing authorities of meddling in court proceedings over the case, according to a motion obtained Monday. The attorneys are citing a Cabinet ...
Lawyer facing felony home invasion charge wants DA off the case; judge who owned the house agrees
An Alabama lawyer accused of home invasion for allegedly entering the New Orleans courtyard of a judge's home and sparring with her husband wants the district attorney kicked off the case. So does the alleged victim Orleans Parish Judge Laurie White ...
Lawyer withdraws from Manziel case after texting mishap
The lawyer, Bob Hinton, said in the text that he had a receipt indicating Manziel had spent more than $1,000 at a drug paraphernalia shop, and suggested that if Manziel is required to undergo drug testing, he won't pass. Today, Manziel spokeswoman ...
Thinking Like A Non-Lawyer
... many litigators don't consider that big companies may have personal relationships, or business clout, or goods or services to offer, or something else that's worth a great deal in a negotiation. Our in-house lawyers are keenly sensitive to this ...
Johnny Manziel's Lawyer Withdraws From Case After Accidental Text To AP
Last week, Johnny Manziel's defense attorney Bob Hinton unwittingly texted sensitive information about his client to the Associated Press, including the sentence, “Heaven help us if one of the conditions is to pee in a bottle.” Today, Manziel's ...
Lawyer for Ex-Gov. Bob McDonnell Savors High Court Victory
A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday tossed the corruption conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. In an opinion by Chief Justice John Roberts, the high court said the Justice Department's theory of the case and the instructions given to the ...
David Addington, Dick Cheney's former chief of staff and lawyer, joins NFIB as general counsel
David Addington, former vice president Dick Cheney's chief of staff and legal counsel, is joining the National Federation of Independent Business as the trade group's top lawyer. Addington was most recently vice president for research at the ...
Nashville lawyer disbarred amid criminal theft case
A Nashville lawyer facing criminal consequences for stealing money from clients was disbarred last week by the Tennessee Supreme Court and can no longer practice law. John L. Lowery, 50, was disbarred June 24 for violating eight rules on communication, ...
Lawyer for Jaguars linebacker Dan Skuta: Nothing happened
Skuta's lawyer, Mark NeJame, said Monday night his client is innocent. “It simply didn't happen,” NeJame told the Times-Union in a brief phone interview. “We have witnesses as well as significant questions about the credibility of the people that made ...
Lawyer says Skuta was the victim, not the aggressor
The lawyer representing Jaguars linebacker Dan Skuta has done something far more conventional than accidentally text strategic secrets to the media. Mark NeJame has declared his client's innocence. NeJame told TMZ that the allegation of Skuta shoving ...
Lawyer for Air Force officer charged with rape, adultery says UCMJ is biased
The attorney for a colonel facing charges of rape, assault, adultery and lewd acts has asked a court to throw out the adultery charges, claiming the military justice system is biased against heterosexuals. Lawyers representing Col. Eugene Caughey, the ...
Brexit Leads U.K. Lawyers to Seek Solace in Irish Bar
For Madeleine Healy, a competition lawyer at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Brussels, it was a “natural choice” to register as an Irish solicitor in case a British divorce from the European Union took away her hard-earned rights to practice EU law. “I'm ...
Chatbot lawyer overturns 160000 parking tickets in London and New York
Dubbed as “the world's first robot lawyer” by its 19-year-old creator, London-born second-year Stanford University student Joshua Browder, DoNotPay helps users contest parking tickets in an easy to use chat-like interface. The program first works out ...
Lawyer for Longmeadow gynecologist charged in kickback scheme: 'I'm baffled' they're prosecuting her
SPRINGFIELD — A lawyer for Dr. Rita Luthra, charged with taking kickbacks from a pharmaceutical giant, on Monday told a judge he is considering lodging accusations of vindictive prosecution against federal prosecutors. Luthra, 64, a gynecologist from ...
Trump lawyer accuses Clinton of murder in tweet
Donald Trump's lawyer accused Hillary Clinton of murdering an ambassador and selling uranium to Russia through her “faux charity” in a post to Twitter Tuesday morning. Michael Cohen, executive vice president of the Trump Organization and special ...
FAQ on Being a Young Lawyer (Perspective)
Over the years, I have often been asked for advice from lawyers just beginning their careers, many of them young women. I'm sharing a few of these questions below, and I want to emphasize that one piece of constant and universally relevant advice for ...
Trump lawyer tweets image saying Hillary Clinton 'murdered' ambassador
A top lawyer for Donald Trump launched an aggressive social media attack on Hillary Clinton on Tuesday morning, tweeting an image that claimed she "murdered an ambassador." Soon afterward, he sought to emphasize in an e-mail that he does not speak ...
Mark Salling's Child Pornography Trial Delayed as Glee Actor Hires New Lawyer
After the former Glee actor was charged with receiving and possessing child pornography in late May, he was slated to begin the trial on July 12 before a judge took the date off the calendar Monday during a preliminary court hearing, the District ...
Bot Lawyer That Successfully Appealed 160000 Parking Tickets Is a Damn Hero
DoNotPay, a free-to-use artificially intelligent lawyer chatbot, is meant to do exactly that. According to a report from The Guardian, the bot has successfully contested 160,000 parking tickets in New York and London in 21 months. The service works ...
Celebrity Divorce Lawyer Joins Blank Rome
Celebrity divorce attorney Stacy Phillips has just agreed to join Blank Rome, the firm announced. Phillips, known in Hollywood circles for her role behind a whole host of nasty break-ups, will join the firm on July 1 along with four other attorneys and ...
Johnny Manziel's Lawyer's Mistake Is More Common Than You May Think
One of Johnny Manziel's lawyers just experienced one of a lawyer's worst nightmares. He attempted to send a confidential text message to another member of Manziel's legal team, but sent the message to the Associated Press by mistake. The message ...
Dual Roles as Lawyer and Commentator Has KMOX's Jane Dueker on the Defensive
Dueker went on to explain that Hawley has denied doing any work on the case, claiming that his name was accidentally included on the brief by the non-profit group he worked for. "Let me tell you," she said. "I'm a lawyer. I've been on one Supreme Court ...
Cincinnati lawyer suspended for 'flagrant disobedience'
The Ohio Supreme Court indefinitely suspended a Cincinnati attorney Robert H. Hoskins Tuesday in an opinion that stated he showed "a flagrant disobedience of court orders and a troubling propensity to engage in dishonesty when his actions are ...
China Bars Lawyer From Meeting With Detained Village Leader
The chief of a Chinese village where thousands of people held protests against illegal land grabs in recent weeks is still being held in detention, and his lawyer says authorities have stepped up efforts to incriminate him. Wukan village chief Lin ...
The Latest: Pulse Lawyer Says No Exits Were Blocked
A lawyer for the owner of Pulse nightclub says a fire department inspection report stating that an exit was blocked in the weeks before the massacre of 49 patrons is untrue. Attorney Gus Benitez said Tuesday that none of the six exits at the gay ...
WATCH: CNN anchor rips Trump's lawyer for celebrating GOP's Benghazi report by accusing Hillary Clinton of murder
While the two year, multi-million dollar Republican-led investigation into the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, offered little in the way of new information, according to the GOP's report released Tuesday, it did provide Trump yet ...
LA Divorce Lawyer to Join Big Law: Her Cybersecurity Worries and More
Big Law firms are often depicted as the weak link when it comes to cybersecurity. But to sole practitioners, they must look like a refuge from an unfriendly world. That's what Stacy Phillips said drove her to join Blank Rome. As a divorce lawyer to ...
Porn studio that sued thousands for piracy now fighting its own lawyer
Malibu's owners, Brigham Field and Collette Pelissier Field, have said the flood of lawsuits is necessary to deter piracy. Now, though, they're targeting the very lawyer who headed up their giant copyright enforcement campaign, Florida-based Keith ...
Lawyer admits to stealing $75000 from a widow in nursing home
Police say 81-year-old Randolph Zickl was arrested for stealing $75,000 from an elderly client over several years. (Batavia Police Department). 0shares. tweet now! 0shares. tweet now! Batavia N.Y. - A prominent Batavia attorney admits he he stole more ...
Lawyer: Teen on trial for police chase 'made a lot of mistakes'
Ronald Q. Maas, 18, of Ingleside, Ill., is under investigation following a stolen auto incident and several injury accidents. (Lake County Sheriff's Dept.) Ronald Q. Maas, 18, of Ingleside, Ill., is under investigation following a stolen auto incident ...
Bronx lawyer convicted in 2013 drunken driving crash
A Bronx defense lawyer who went on trial himself for a drunken driving episode that ended with a woman badly hurt was found not guilty of felony charges on Tuesday. Philippe Dussek, 55, was convicted only of driving while impaired, a traffic violation ...
Xarelto Clinical Trial Likened To 'Science Fair Project' By Philly Malpractice Lawyer
The quality and depth of clinical trials of the blood-thinner Xarelto could be a key issue when the first trials over the drug begin in Philadelphia courtrooms. With the first trial of more than 800 lawsuits expected to begin next year, attorneys ...
Robot Lawyer Overturns $4 Million in Parking Tickets
A chatbot lawyer service set up by a teenage programmer to appeal parking tickets has helped overturn over $4m in fines since 2014. The DoNotPay bot is described by its 19-year-old creator Joshua Browder as “the world's first robot lawyer” and has ...
Old Lady Lawyer: 4 Myths About Getting Rid Of Older Attorneys
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer Quick, can anyone tell me what “juniorization” means? (I could reframe it as a Jeopardy answer in one word: “juniorization”). I hear buzzers. Yup, the correct question is “what is the ...
Lawyer: CIA Gave Romania Millions to Host Secret Prisons
The CIA paid Romania "millions of dollars" to host secret prisons, a rights lawyer said Wednesday as the European Court of Human Rights heard accusations that Romania allowed the agency to torture terrorism suspects in a secret renditions program under ...
Lawyer in Church Shooting Case Calls Prosecutor Reckless
An attorney defending the man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners in Charleston, South Carolina, says a state prosecutor is making reckless misstatements by implying a federal death sentence might not be carried out. Twenty-two-year-old ...
Malibu Media Sues Its Former Lawyer Over Missing Funds, Breach Of Bar Rules
It failed to obtain a new lawyer in time and the judge awarded a default judgment to the plaintiff -- including nearly $160,000 in legal fees. Malibu Media claims Lipscomb violated Florida bar rules by not providing it with a contingency agreement or ...
Lawyer seeks mistrial in Detroit cop corruption case after strange moment
In a startling move one month into trial, a defense lawyer today asked a judge to declare a mistrial in the police corruption case involving two Detroit narcotics officers, claiming a convicted drug dealer prejudiced the jury during his testimony. The ...
Disbarred New Rochelle lawyer jailed for $3M fraud
Stiso was a criminal defense lawyer in the Bronx for more than a decade before his 1997 arrest on federal drug, conspiracy and obstruction charges. He pleaded guilty the following year, admitting he concealed thousands of dollars in drug proceeds in ...
New judge to decide sentence for man jailed while lawyer was handcuffed
A man who received a six-month jail term while his lawyer was handcuffed in a Las Vegas courtroom should be re-sentenced by a different judge, according to a Wednesday ruling. District Judge Rob Bare decided that sending Daniel Fernandez's larceny ...
China risks 'outlaw' status if it rejects South China Sea ruling: lawyer
WASHINGTON An international ruling next month is expected to deprive China of any legal basis for its claim to most of the South China Sea, and Beijing risks being seen as an “outlaw state” unless it respects the outcome, the Philippines' chief lawyer ...
Three Men Charged in Killing of Cuomo Administration Lawyer
As hundreds of people drank and danced in costume, the warring factions spotted each other, and a gunfight broke out in the darkness. Caught in the crossfire was an up-and-coming lawyer in the administration of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, Carey Gabay, who ...
Serial lawyer spitter sentenced to 32 years in prison
QUEENSBURY — A Queensbury man who was convicted of felony drug sales and possession charges last month after years of courtroom problems that included spitting on two of his lawyers was sentenced Wednesday to 32 years in state prison after a long ...