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Who Is Joe Giudice's Lawyer On 'Real Housewives Of New Jersey'? He Has Quite The Resume
The Real Housewives franchises are often about so much more than just the insular world of the Housewives themselves, and often feature a large supporting cast of friends, husbands, boyfriends, and family. One such character is the Giudice family ...
Warren County Board shoots down request for lawyer funding
Friday's vote focused on a request to allow lawyer Lawrence Paltrowitz to negotiate on the county's behalf relative to a "geothermal" energy project at the county Municipal Center in Queensbury. Independent engineer Travis Whitehead believes that the ...
Lawyer Phone Lines Are Heating Up In The Summertime
Summer temperatures are heating up and corporate lawyers phones are lighting up, as financial media report one high-profile suit after another. Here are some notable litigious acts perpetrated since the start of June: June 7 - Nike Inc (NYSE: NKE) sues ...
Ex-NCC bankruptcy lawyer questions foreclosure action
WATERLOO — The former bankruptcy attorney for Waterloo's National Cattle Congress says the grounds under which the Meskwaki tribe of Tama is trying to foreclose on the NCC fairgrounds and NCC-owned Waterloo Greyhound Park “didn't reflect the ...
MH17 crash: Malaysia Airlines 'strikes deal on damages', says lawyer
Malaysia Airlines has settled damages with the relatives of most victims of the MH17 crash, the lawyer representing the victims, Veeru Mewa, says. Flight MH17 was shot down exactly two years ago over territory held by pro-Russian separatists, killing ...
Nice attacker's former lawyer: Bouhel 'could have been influenced' by religion
(CNN) A lawyer who previously defended the perpetrator of the terror attack in Nice that killed 84 people last week, has said that his former client "wasn't very intelligent," and that he "could have been influenced by religion." Corentin Delobel ...
Jury selection in Gulf oil spill fraud case against lawyer
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Jury selection is scheduled to begin for the federal trial of a San Antonio attorney and six others accused of helping to inflate his client list for BP oil spill litigation. Mikal Watts, two non-attorney members of his law firm ...
Lawyer in 38 studios suit to advise Providence council
An attorney representing Rhode Island in a lawsuit brought over its failed $75 million deal with ex-Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company 38 Studios will advise Providence officials in an ongoing dispute with city firefighters. The ...
Inmate Michael More accuses lawyer Kent Nicholas of assault; state bar investigation ongoing
"The lawyer looks across from me and says, 'What do you want from me?' And I say, 'Decent representation,'" More recalled. After that, More says Nicholas yelled an offensive saying at him, to which More admits he responded "F--- you." Seconds later ...
John Tobin, lawyer and software company president
John A. Tobin, 50, of Philadelphia, a lawyer and software company president, died July 6 of cancer at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse. He was diagnosed a year ago and stayed active until just before his death. Born in Boston and reared in the Boston ...
4 Kenyan police charged in killing of lawyer, 2 others
NAIROBI, Kenya – Four Kenyan police officers have been charged with murder in the killings of a human rights lawyer, his client and a taxi driver that caused an uproar across the country. The four officers were charged Monday in the high court in the ...
Bill Cosby's Ex-Lawyer Marty Singer Will Reportedly Be Profiled in Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair is reportedly working on a profile about Bill Cosby's former lawyer Marty Singer, who defended Cosby against a slew of sexual assault allegations. According to Page Six, the magazine's contributing editor David Margolick interviewed ...
Hillary Clinton has answered enough email questions, lawyer says
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton testifies before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, on Capitol Hill in Washington October 22, 2015. The congressional committee is investigating the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic ...
4 Kenyan Policemen Charged in Deaths of Lawyer, Client and Driver
They are accused of killing Willie Kimani, 32, a human rights lawyer, and his client Josphat Mwenda, 27, along with their driver, Joseph Muiruri, 27, on June 23. The three disappeared after Mr. Kimani and Mr. Mwenda made a court appearance in Nairobi ...
Embattled Temple president turns to lawyer known for negotiating exit deals
Raymond D. Cotton, a Washington D.C. lawyer who works for the Boston-based Mintz Levin firm, is a nationally known expert on presidential compensation. "Inside the industry, Ray is the 911 call you make when you're in trouble," said Shelly Weiss ...
Lawyer: Hospital Shooter Is Incompetent to Stand Trial
An attorney for a Florida man charged with fatally shooting a patient and employee at a hospital in an apparent random attack says his client is severely mentally ill. Harley Gutin is an attorney for 29-year-old David Owens. He said Monday that his ...
Lawyer Ad: Clever? Sexist? Both?
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Oregon standoff: Defense lawyer argues to suppress defendants' Facebook accounts, private messages
A lawyer in the Oregon standoff case argued Monday that the court should throw out voluminous Facebook data collected from 23 defendants, arguing that prosecutors lacked probable cause to gather private messages. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Papak ...
Ex-Wife of France Truck Attacker Is 'Shocked': Lawyer
The ex-wife of the truck driver who was killed by French police after mowing down Bastille Day revelers only found out that the father of her three children was the attacker when questioned at a police station, her lawyer said. "She was shocked because ...
Counts Dropped in Gulf Oil Spill Fraud Case Against Lawyer
A Texas lawyer and six co-defendants are now facing a reduced indictment of 73 charges, instead of 95, at federal trial on accusations that they faked more than 40,000 damage claims after the BP oil spill in 2010. Online court records show that ...
Lawyer sues McDonald over Chesapeake legal fees
Attorney Dan McDonald, who recently settled a $51 million lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy over underpaid royalty payments, is being sued for allegedly cheating another lawyer out of his share of millions in legal fees. Jim Ward, who operates Wardlaw ...
Penn Township woman loses court-appointed lawyer
The case against Gloria Christofano has dragged on for six years and will continue, but the former church choir director will now have to pay for her own lawyer. On Monday, Westmoreland County Judge Christopher Feliciani removed her court-appointed ...
A Top EU Lawyer Says Data Retention Laws May Be Legal
When it comes to mass surveillance, it's all about the restrictions. One of Europe's top legal advisers thinks the data retention laws in Sweden and the U.K. may be legit—with strict conditions. Data retention laws are a form of mass surveillance that ...
Govt lawyer: UK won't trigger EU exit talks before year end
LONDON – A lawyer for the British government has confirmed that the country will not begin exit talks with the European Union this year. Several British citizens are asking the High Court to rule that the government can't start the negotiations without ...
How to tell if someone is lying? Lawyer exposes…
A criminal defense lawyer who believes lying is part of cop culture joins a dominatrix, a graffiti artist and an undercover officer in discussing the art of lying with Vice Media. Though the Vice article is titled “How to Lie,” the interview with ...
Lawyer making routine list discovered law-firm partner didn't have law license; sentencing is today
He was listing the lawyer names along with their bar numbers when he noticed that a former county bar president, Kimberly Kitchen, appeared to be using the bar number of another person—a lawyer in Delaware. The Legal Intelligencer (sub. req.) has the ...
Britain will not start EU divorce this year, government lawyer says
Some European leaders have urged Britain to get on with the exit process, but in the first official confirmation that it would not be started this year, government lawyer Jason Coppel told London's High Court: "The current position is that notification ...
Judge Dismisses Charges Against Georgia Publisher, Lawyer
A judge has dismissed the charges against a north Georgia newspaper publisher and his attorney who were jailed in an open records dispute. Multiple news media report that Senior Judge Richard Winegarden on Monday dismissed the charges against ...
State claimed first lawyer disclosed his client's guilt
Dechaine said in an interview June 10 that Carlton was not his lawyer at the time and he was not in contact with him; he had no way of knowing he had suffered a stroke. Furthermore, he said, Carlton gave him no reason to believe that he thought he was ...
FCC loses top lawyer to Justice Department
Sallet is a longtime telecommunications lawyer who last year successfully defended the commission's strict net neutrality rules from a legal challenge posed by industry groups. He has served as the agency's top lawyer since 2013. Wheeler plans to ...
White Lawyer Apologizes For Comparing Black Judge To Silverback Gorilla
MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) – A lawyer running for judge in western Michigan is apologizing after describing a black judge as an 800-pound “silverback” gorilla. Eric Grimm, who is white, says the email about Muskegon County Judge Gregory Pittman was a ...
Judges challenge Las Vegas urologist's lawyer during appeal arguments
Federal appeals judges grilled the defense lawyer for Dr. Michael Kaplan on Tuesday as he tried to make his pitch for overturning the Las Vegas urologist's criminal conviction. Members of a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...
Huntingdon County woman exposed as a fraudulent lawyer sentenced to prison
A Huntingdon County lawyer, uncovered as a fraud, learned her fate in court Tuesday. Investigators said Kitchen had been practicing law without a license and now she'll face time in prison. Kitchen was sentenced to from two to five years in a state ...
Roger Ailes' Lawyer on His Exit Negotiations, Possible Fox News Future and If He Feels Betrayed by Megyn Kelly (Q&A)
But no deal is in place and the specifics are still being hammered out as parent company 21st Century Fox continues its internal investigation into sexual harassment claims, his lead lawyer Susan Estrich says in a brief interview with The Hollywood ...
California lawyer to deliver Sikh prayer at GOP convention
But it's not the first time the 47-year-old San Francisco lawyer has upended expectations. Born in Chandigarh, India, she emigrated with her parents to England and then to the Bronx, N.Y. Her father, an orthopedic surgeon, soon moved the family to ...
Lawyerly Lairs: A Lawyer And Art Collector's $6 Million Home
What does lawyer and art collector Aaron Fleischman have against President Barack Obama? A few weeks ago, we reported on how the Obamas plan to move to D.C.'s tony Kalorama neighborhood after leaving the White House, and now Fleischman's ...
Brock Turner's Lawyer Asked The Stanford Victim About Her Drinking Habits
A lawyer representing Brock Turner, the former Stanford student convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, focused his questions for the victim during the trial on her behavior leading up to the assault — such as her being “silly” and ...
Phoenix lawyer: Melania Trump's speech 'absolutely' plagiarized, but she's not first to do it
To Phoenix lawyer Dan Barr , the question is not whether or not there was campaign copying going Monday night. "Oh, it's definitely plagiarism," Barr said. "I mean, I don't know how intentional it was or how accidental." The real question in his mind ...
Austin lawyer responds to personal profile questions
Want more news? Sign up for free newsletters to get more of the Statesman delivered to your inbox. Name: Charlie Morse. Age and place of birth: 54, born in San Antonio. Immediate family: Wife — Liz, paralegal. Children: twins Olivia and Logan, 16 ...
Roger Ailes' Lawyer Not Ruling Out Possible Fox News Departure Negotiations
In an interview with ABC News today, a lawyer for Roger Ailes did not rule out that negotiations for the Fox News chief's possible departure are ongoing, but said “there is no deal” and that Ailes “is at work,” overseeing Fox News' coverage of the ...
A lawyer's duty
Watching political television ads recently caused me to think about President John Adams, a lawyer's duty to represent unpopular clients, and whether — by her representation of a client — a lawyer endorses that person's views or actions. As a young ...
Jerry Balter, activist lawyer
Jerry Balter, 94, of Philadelphia, a public interest lawyer who represented poor and minority communities seeking redress from environmental pollution, died of heart failure Saturday, July 16, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Mr. Balter became ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Mentoring — Should There Be An App For That?
Exhibit 1: a friend in Biglaw asked one of her partners, Mr. Z., to help bring along a young lawyer, Mr. A, whom she thinks has real talent and promise, but needs help in business development. Since Mr. A. is working on developing a practice in the ...
High-profile lawyer/politician jumps to new firm
The 116-lawyer Chamberlain Hrdlicka, which also has locations in Atlanta and San Antonio, opened its local office in 2007 in Conshohocken with four lawyers from Washington's Miller Chevalier. The office has focused largely on tax and related practices ...
Steve Avery's Lawyer Says New Making a Murderer Episodes Will 'Show Steven Is Innocent and Was Framed'
Kathleen Zellner, the lawyer for Making a Murderer subject Steven Avery, is optimistic that forthcoming new episodes will portray her client in a positive light, she tells PEOPLE exclusively. "The new Netflix episodes will reveal all of the new ...
Brock Turner's lawyer asked Stanford victim about partying habits
The woman who Brock Turner sexually assaulted on Stanford's campus while she was unconscious was grilled by Turner's lawyer with questions about her partying and eating habits, new court documents reveal. Turner, the 20-year-old former star swimmer, ...
Megyn Kelly Was Never Sexually Harassed by Roger Ailes, His Lawyer Says
Roger Ailes' lawyer Susan Estrich is addressing a new report of sexual harassment allegations against the Fox News chief – this time by one of his most famous protégés. On Tuesday, Estrich addressed recent alleged accusations made by Fox News host ...
White Michigan lawyer whines about 'insensitive' backlash after comparing black judge to a gorilla
A white Michigan attorney has been the subject of a public condemnation from his peers in the state's court system for comparing an African-American judge to a gorilla. MLive reports that Eric C. Grimm, a Muskegon lawyer and a judicial candidate for ...
Trial under way for lawyer in Gulf oil spill fraud case
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) – A Texas lawyer and six co-defendants fraudulently inflated a client list for lawsuits against BP after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a federal prosecutor told jurors Wednesday. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry Rushing said in ...
Man accused of $70000 fake lawyer con found in Mexico
A Miami man is accused of stealing $70,000 from a family while pretending to be a lawyer and then running off to Mexico and starting a bar. Imer Armando Perez had been on the lam since 2014, after prosecutors said he conned the mother of Scott Posada, ...