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Roger Ailes' Sexual Harassment Case Lawyer is Susan Estrich
So much so that Ailes' lawyer's predictable discrediting of and hypocrisy-shaming of his claimants at first was mere background noise. His lawyer said that Carlson's charges were a “concerted smear campaign.” And that “Roger Ailes has never sexually ...
Quote of the Day: Am I a Lawyer or a Therapist?
A wax likeness of Austrian founder of the psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud sits in Berlin's Madame Tussaud's wax museum, during a press preview of the museum on July 3, 2008. CLEMENS BILAN/AFP/Getty Images ...
Hastert lawyer says Individual A's lawsuit should be tossed
Now, Hastert's lawyers say the breach-of-contract lawsuit should be thrown out, in part, because Individual A didn't keep his end of the bargain — and told the FBI what it wanted to know. “Plaintiff agreed to refrain from filing a personal injury suit ...
Lawyer Sent Fake Bills To Company For 14 Years. Lesson: Check Yo Bills.
Lawyer Sent Fake Bills To Company For 14 Years. Lesson: Check Yo Bills. By Kathryn Rubino. Jul 25, 2016 at 1:58 PM. 20Shares. handcuff handcuffs businessman crime white collar criminal A former patent attorney (he's since forfeited his law license) was ...
2nd lawyer acquitted in Elizabeth schools 'free lunch' case investigation
ELIZABETH — A former Elizabeth school board lawyer was acquitted Monday of charges that he helped a former school board member cover-up a false application for the school district's free lunch program. Attorney Frank Capece, 65, of Cranford, was found ...
Lawyer Could See Jail Time For Wearing Black Lives Matter Pin
Lawyer Could See Jail Time For Wearing Black Lives Matter Pin. This attorney wouldn't remove a Black Lives Matter pin. Now she's facing five days in jail for contempt of court. When attorney Andrea Burton entered the courtroom to represent a client ...
Lawyer Jailed For Wearing #BlackLivesMatter Pin In Court
If #BlackLivesMatter is such a disruptive statement that it warrants holding a lawyer in contempt of court, then court — the justice system — is exactly where such statements should be made. But if #BlackLivesMatter is a controversial political ...
Illinois lawyer disciplinary panel seeks to punish former city attorney
The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission has begun disciplinary proceedings against a former city of Chicago lawyer accused of concealing evidence in a fatal police shooting case. The commission released a formal complaint Monday ...
Former Illinois Gov. Ryan's lawyer slams Appeals Judge ...
Former Illinois Gov. Ryan's lawyer slams Appeals Judge ...
Shannan Gilbert's death drove sister to kill mom: lawyer
Family lawyer Johnny Ray said the young woman suffered a mental breakdown after the death of her sister, Shannan Gilbert, a sex worker believed to have been killed along with a slew of others around Gilgo Beach, LI, over the years. “I am strongly of ...
North Carolina lawyer files complaint against Cuomo's ads
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic development ads have been criticized in the past for their cost but now a North Carolina lawyer has filed a complaint with federal authorities as well as New York's Joint Commission on Public Ethics charging the governor ...
Hercules murder case: Lawyer says defendant's wife was the real killer
Hercules murder case: Lawyer says defendant's wife was the real killer. By Nate Gartrell, [email protected] Posted: 07/25/2016 02:00:14 PM PDT | Updated: 15 min. ago. MARTINEZ -- In a packed courtroom Monday morning, friends and ...
Lindsey Elwood was a gentleman, with flair.
Elwood was a London corporate lawyer whose commitment to his clients was rivalled only by his passion for volunteering, drinking extra-thick chocolate milkshakes and for golfing well and dressing even better. He was chancellor at the Anglican Diocese ...
Cologne cathedral hires lawyer to stop Pokemon hunters - WTOP
BERLIN (AP) — The Catholic Church has hired a lawyer to tackle a plague of “Pokemon Go” players invading Cologne Cathedral. Local daily Express reported ...
Mass Internet Spying Crucial in Terror Fight, U.K. Lawyer Says
Without the ability to collect mass data, MI5, MI6 and GCHQ "would be less effective in protecting the U.K. against threats such as terrorism, cyber threats or espionage," government lawyers said in court documents responding to a suit from Privacy ...
Lawyer who refused to remove Black Lives Matter pin appeals 5-day sentence
An attorney in Ohio is fighting a judge's ruling that sent her to jail for refusing to remove her Black Lives Matter pin in court. Free speech expert questions judge's ruling on Black Lives Matter pin https://t.co/ddBkuRlO1s pic.twitter.com/ujJqptQ7XE ...
Court suspends Westerville lawyer for mishandling case
The Dispatch public affairs team talks politics and tackles state and federal government issues in the Buckeye Forum podcast. Your Right to Know. Mark it done: Cheap, quick public-records appeals. By Randy Ludlow The Columbus Dispatch • Tuesday July ...
Lawyer seeking lower bail says client wasn't aware of gun cache
JERSEY CITY — A lawyer is seeking lower bail for a Pennsylvania woman jailed last month when a cache of weapons was found in the truck she was riding in, citing what the lawyer said were formal statements by a co-defendant that the woman was ...
Fifth Third dismisses top lawyer for 'conflict of interest'
The Downtown-based regional bank said Heather Russell Koenig, who became the bank's top lawyer last September, was terminated after a personal conflict of interest was discovered. The bank praised Koenig's legal qualifications and said her departure ...
Judge Jails Lawyer For Wearing 'Black Lives Matter' Pin. Now, Activists Are Pushing Back.
“[Milich] appointed another lawyer on the case and it impacted that defendant. He removed her and replaced her on the spot. The lawyer continued the case, but the lawyer never met the client; they don't have a relationship. They don't have a history ...
Manny Pacquiao's lawyer cites free speech defense in $8.6 million lawsuit
Photo by inboundpass [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons Manny Pacquiao's lawyer cited free-speech grounds Tuesday while urging a judge to dismiss part of a lawsuit filed by a man who alleges he was threatened and subjected to extortion for seeking ...
Perkins Coie lawyer's 'push back' advice on Bernie Sanders is in emails revealed by WikiLeaks
Thousands of hacked Democratic National Committee emails revealed by WikiLeaks includes advice from a Perkins Coie lawyer on the need to “push back” at a fundraising allegation by the Bernie Sanders campaign. Clinton campaign general counsel Marc ...
Scott City lawyer attends Democratic convention
Reed, a lawyer at the law firm of Siebert & Reed in Scott City, is attending the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia as a pledged Hillary Clinton delegate and has been brushing elbows with political luminaries from all over the country. That ...
Lawyer faces discipline in peanut-allergy altercation
A Miami lawyer is facing discipline after investigators said he called police to falsely claim that a rival attorney attacked his nut-allergic law clerk — with peanuts and pistachios. The Florida Bar has filed a complaint against lawyer Bernardo Roman ...
Accused child molester in South Hadley case fires lawyer
NORTHAMPTON — In an unorthodox move Tuesday that surprised both his attorney and the judge, a former South Hadley man accused of molesting a young girl 15 years ago opted to represent himself in his second trial. Following his 2014 indictment, Guy ...
Lawyer wants to check Worley's DNA, seeks connection
METAMORA, Ohio — As soon as news broke that a Fulton County man had been arrested for the abduction — and now the murder — of 20-year-old Sierah Joughin, Delta lawyer Amber VanGunten's thoughts immediately went to the unsolved murder of Lori ...
LePage allowed to pay lawyer $5000 to fight potential $500 fine
Attorney General Janet Mills' office has given Gov. Paul LePage permission to pay a lawyer up to $5,000 to defend him in an open-meeting lawsuit filed by Mills. The maximum penalty if the Republican governor loses? $500. The LePage administration's ...
ABA to Honor Imprisoned Chinese Human Rights Lawyer
In a sign of support for China's embattled rights lawyers, the American Bar Association earlier this month announced it is giving the organization's first ever “International Human Rights Award” to Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu. Wang, based in ...
Back In The Race: 5 Questions To Ask Before Taking A Lawyer Survey Seriously
Did you ever hear about the survey that concludes that there are two lawyers for every American? Now I get that lawyers are bad with numbers. But Occam's Razor should apply. A survey's methodology should be transparent, easy to understand, and easy to ...
Chicago lawyer accuses her firm of gender discrimination
A lawyer in the Chicago office of Sedgwick sued the firm for gender discrimination, unequal pay and retaliation. Traci Ribeiro, an insurance lawyer, alleged in a lawsuit filed yesterday in California that female attorneys “cannot crack the glass ...
De Blasio's Lawyer Denies Cover-Up Allegations Over Lower East Side Property Deal
Mayor Bill de Blasio's Law Department lashed out at the Department of Investigations for alleging—incorrectly, it claims—that the city's lawyer's inappropriately withheld a potentially incriminating memo relating to the controversial loosening of ...
Lawyer suspended over drunken stabbing at Manny's bar
In its ruling, the state lawyers office also cited “an improper referral and fee-sharing arrangement” that Riehm had with an attorney in another firm. Riehm received more than 100 referrals, took on 23 cases from them, and paid $11,000 to the other ...
Fund Lawyer Who Worked With Goldman Holds 1MDB Clues, U.S. Says
The recipient was not only a lawyer and the fund's point person with Goldman Sachs, but is also the only person at 1MDB whom the Justice Department singled out as having received a payment. That money transfer, the U.S. government says, was one of ...
Wall St. banker merely discussed work with inside trader dad: lawyer
Defense lawyer Mark Gombiner told jurors in Manhattan federal court that Sean Stewart, who worked at Perella Weinberg Partners and JPMorgan Chase & Co(JPM.N), never intended to help his father trade ahead of five unannounced mergers. Instead ...
Insurer Ordered to Pay $10M Policy in Lawyer's Sudden Brain Cancer Death
A Connecticut federal judge has ruled that it was wrong for an insurer to refuse to pay out a $10 million life insurance policy on a Hartford lawyer who died of brain cancer. Principal National Life Insurance Co. issued a $10 million term life ...
Drew Peterson, yet again, is griping about his lawyer
A downstate jury convicted Peterson in May of trying to have Will County State's Attorney James Glasgow killed. He faces sentencing Friday, and records show he has written a letter to Randolph County Judge Richard A. Brown. A copy of the letter was not ...
The loudest lawyer in America
Masked wrestlers, motorcyles crashing through walls and explosions galore. Not quite what you would expect from a lawyer seeking to promote his legal practice. However, Bryan Wilson, a criminal defence attorney from Fort Worth, Texas, has become a huge ...
Murder verdict reinstated for man whose lawyer joined DA's office
An appeals court has reinstated a murder verdict against a Brooklyn man whose old defense lawyer quit to become a top — and controversial — prosecutor. Antwon Dennis got his 1992 murder conviction vacated in 2015 because his lawyer, Michael ...
Judge considering lawsuit against Utah over your right to a lawyer
SALT LAKE CITY -- A federal judge is considering whether to toss a lawsuit that accuses the state of Utah of violating people's Sixth Amendment right to a lawyer. It's an issue that affects tens of thousands of people who go through the court system ...
Seattle social worker put away for sex crimes as lawyer slept
Alan Singer was already well on his way to disbarment in 2009, when Elmo hired the Tukwila lawyer to defend him. Court records show Singer bought methamphetamine from one of his clients two years before, during a sting operation. A Washington State ...
Kim Dotcom's lawyer will also represent alleged KickassTorrents founder
Now, the suspect, Artem Vaulin, 30, has retained Ira Rothken, the California lawyer who has successfully kept Kim Dotcom out of custody in New Zealand since 2012. Rothken serves as Dotcom's lead global counsel—his client still faces criminal charges ...
Same Lawyer for Clinton, DNC May Have Advised Anti-Sanders Effort
The WikiLeaks release of hacked emails appears to show that the huge Perkins Coie law firm, while representing both the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign, provided strategic advice to hurt Bernie Sanders' presidential ...
Lawyer is accused of making false peanut allergy provocation claim against opposing counsel
An ethics complaint against a Miami lawyer for alleged frivolous claims in litigation alleges his misconduct extended to a false 911 call about an assault with peanuts and pistachios by opposing counsel. The lawyer, Bernardo Roman III, is accused of ...
UK lawyer for Bangladesh cafe survivor demands his release
A British lawyer for an engineer detained for nearly a month after surviving a deadly siege at a Dhaka cafe has slammed Bangladesh authorities for refusing his client access to legal representation. Police seized Hasnat Karim for questioning after the ...
ASK N NDN: How To Be A Successful Native Lawyer
There's definitely an increasing need for lawyers, especially Native lawyers in Indian country. And that is because tribal legal needs are only expanding. And by tribal legal needs, I mean not only the needs of tribal governments or businesses, but ...
Insurance lawyer accuses her firm of gender discrimination
A lawyer in the Chicago office of Sedgwick L.L.P. sued the firm for gender discrimination, unequal pay and retaliation. Traci Ribeiro, an insurance lawyer, alleged in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in California that female attorneys “cannot crack the glass ...
Man whose lawyer fell asleep in first trial pleads guilty Thursday
A Charlotte man whose 2006 drug convictions were overturned because his lawyer, former state legislator Nick Mackey, fell asleep during the trial, pleaded guilty in the case Thursday. But he faces considerably less time in prison this time around. In ...
Lawyer for suspect in Chelsea Bruck killing says client is 'distraught'
MONROE — The lawyer for the Frenchtown Township man accused of killing Chelsea Bruck said in court today that his client is distraught and asked the court to order an evaluation to determine whether he is mentally competent. During a probable cause ...
Lawyer asks FBI to investigate after inmate injured in local jail
Robertson initially was under constant guard, but eventually the deputies “just left,” the lawyer said. He was on probation for an unrelated offense, and he voluntarily disclosed to his probation officer that he had a drug problem and would like to try ...
Unwilling to plead guilty in Falls tourist assault, defendant replaces lawyer
LOCKPORT – Robert E. MacLeod, the Niagara Falls man accused of robbing and sexually assaulting a Japanese tourist in Niagara Falls State Park on Christmas night, is changing lawyers rather than change his plea. MacLeod told Niagara County Judge ...