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Neo-Nazi Lawyer Represents Baltimore in Suit Over Wrongful Arrest ...
Neo-Nazi Lawyer Represents Baltimore in Suit Over Wrongful Arrest ...
Twitter responds #SaysWho to Trump's lawyer's 'Says who?'
On Twitter, the question of the day is #SaysWho? The trend started after CNN's Brianna Keilar interviewed Trump Organization lawyer Michael Cohen about the hiring of campaign manager Kellyanne Conway and CEO Stephen Bannon. The following ensued ...
Baltimore Cuts Ties With Neo-Nazi Lawyer Hired To Defend Police Department In Misconduct Case (Update)
Baltimore Cuts Ties With Neo-Nazi Lawyer Hired To Defend Police Department In Misconduct Case (Update). The termination came after it was reported that city attorney Glen Keith Allen appeared to be deeply involved with neo-Nazi groups. 08/17/2016 ...
"Says Who" Lawyer Claims Polls Underestimate Trump's African-American Support
In an interview conducted shortly after his appearance on CNN Wednesday night, Donald Trump's special counsel Michael Cohen explained his apparent distrust of all the polls, citing anecdotal evidence that challenged the candidate's surveyed ...
Lawyer: Circus to fight charges in Lancaster tent collapse
LANCASTER — The attorney for Walker International Events told a judge Wednesday that his client intends to plead not guilty to all charges in connection with circus tent collapse at the Lancaster Fairgrounds that killed a father and his young daughter ...
Don't let your lawyer take you for a ride
Q: “I went to a personal injury lawyer because I was in an accident. My lawyer told me that he had opened a claim with the other side's insurance carrier. I got medical treatment and when it was done he told me he made a demand for settlement. He then ...
Lawyer for Lochte's teammates says they can't leave Brazil until they testify
A lawyer for Conger and Bentz said Thursday that they won't be allowed to leave Brazil until they provide testimony to investigators. The swimmers didn't speak to reporters as they left the airport, shuttled away by a black car waiting outside. They ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Monique Pressley Calls it Quits
Monique Pressley, Bill Cosby's most fervent and outspoken lawyer, has called it quits. A report from Deadline confirms that Pressley officially announced her departure from Cosby's legal team this week. Cosby, 79, faces three felony charges of second ...
Ryan Lochte's Lawyer Defends His Robbery Story After Police Claim 'No Evidence'
The 32-year-old Olympian's lawyer Jeff Ostrow defended him in a statement. “This happened the way he described it,” Jeff said, adding that Ryan signed a statement this week confirming his story. “Ryan was a hundred percent cooperative and fully ...
Trump Lawyer Becomes Campaign Star After Delusional Interview Goes Viral
Less than 24-hours after Donald Trump appointed Breitbart News executive Stephen Bannon as his campaign C.E.O., crushing conservatives who hoped he might start acting more presidential, the billionaire's lawyer took to CNN to send a very clear ...
Donald Smith's lawyer wants jail recordings blocked
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The defense team for the man accused in the 2013 kidnapping, rape and murder of 8-year-old Cherish Perrywinkle want recordings of jail conversations between Donald Smith and another inmate to be blocked from being used in ...
Fatal gunfight suspect blamed for witness intimidation has trouble finding lawyer
But McGunnigle wasn't the only one who wanted the trial delayed: Johnson had also had a falling out with his lawyer, Salvatore Piemonte. He wanted time to find a new lawyer. Aloi refused to delay the trial for that, but Piemonte left the case after the ...
This Interview With Donald Trump's Lawyer Is the Definition of Awkward
CNN's Brianna Keilar and Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen had a bewildering back-and-forth that produced one of the most awkward moments of the 2016 campaign so far. In an uncommonly uncomfortable video, Keilar challenged Cohen about one of ...
Convict who raped Arizona prison teacher now wants lawyer in suit seeking $10M
PHOENIX - A convict who raped an Arizona prison teacher and faces a potential $10 million judgment for damages is asking a federal judge to appoint a lawyer to defend him against the civil suit filed by the teacher. Jacob Harvey sent a letter to the U ...
One of Bill Cosby's Lawyers Is No Longer Representing Him
In a legal reshuffle, Monique Pressley, a lawyer for Bill Cosby who became something of a public face for the entertainer in his battle against allegations of sexual assault made by many women, is no longer representing him in any pending legal cases, ...
Supreme Court Curtly Kicks Lawyer In Teeth Over Extension Request
But, because “a case considered important enough to submit to the Supreme Court should normally be given priority in a lawyer's work schedule, only an aggravated and unavoidable situation of this nature may induce favorable action on an application ...
Cop's lawyer asks prosecutors to identify which shots killed Laquan McDonald
The lawyer for the Chicago police officer charged with fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald fired his first legal salvo at the prosecution case, asking Cook County prosecutors Thursday to specify how his client acted "without legal authority ...
Prosecutor Says Texas Lawyer Acquitted of BP Oil Spill Fraud
A jury convicted two people Thursday of making up fake clients to sue BP after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, but acquitted a Texas lawyer and those closest to him of fraud and other charges. The defendants, including San Antonio attorney Mikal ...
Could Israel Be The Next Contract Lawyer Powerhouse?
When I say contract lawyer or legal outsourcing, you would not be wrong to immediately think of India. But soon, you might also think Israel. Israel is a quirky place in general, and its legal market is no different. For one thing, associates in ...
The Latest: Texas lawyer says jury recognized weak case
Texas lawyer Mikal Watts says the government's case against him "fell apart under its own weight of ridiculousness." Watts and four others were acquitted Thursday by a federal jury in Gulfport, Mississippi, of 66 charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and ...
Sheriff's deputy knew lawyer wasn't a judge
A 28-year veteran of the Cook County sheriff's office, Deputy Lozano had stepped out of Judge Valarie Turner's lower-level courtroom at the Markham Courthouse for a moment to answer a question from a member of the public. When he stepped back in, ...
Ryan Lochte's Lawyer Reacts to Indictment Recommendation, Gunnar Bentz & Jack Conger Prepare to Leave Rio
Hours after local police in Rio have recommended that Ryan Lochte and James Feigen face charges of false reporting of a crime, Lochte's lawyer is speaking out. "I am not aware of the federal police recommending charges for filing a false report. I am ...
A Lawyer's Murder Makes a Weird Houston Divorce Case a Lot Weirder
In one of the most bizarre motions we've ever seen, lawyers for Mohammad Ali Choudhri claimed Wednesday that attorney Fahad Malik — who was shot to death in his car in Islamabad on Monday — was killed because he planned to testify that Choudhri's ...
Judge rejects $100M Uber settlement negotiated by Boston lawyer
The decision is a blow to Boston labor lawyer Shannon Liss-Riordan, who is representing the interests of tens of thousands of Massachusetts and California Uber drivers. Liss-Riordan, the lead attorney for drivers in the case, has been criticized by ...
Republic of Congo Opposition Leader Denied Bail: Lawyer
A lawyer says the Republic of Congo has denied bail for an opposition leader under house arrest since June. Jean Marie Michel Mokoko was detained on charges of undermining state security and illegally possessing weapons. Lawyer Eric Ibouanga says ...
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer must give cellphone to prosecutors, SJC rules
The Supreme Judicial Court ruled prosecutors can examine a cellphone Hernandez handed over to a former lawyer in June 2013 while he was under investigation for the death of Odin L. Lloyd, a murder that Hernandez has since been convicted of ...
Did Sheriff Mix Redaction with Forgery? Lawyer Accuses Drug Task Force of Foul Play
During the June trial, Malin's lawyer, Dave Roland, called on Sheriff Miller to testify about the task force's meetings and how the agency handled open record requests. Miller, the outgoing chair of the task force's executive board, told the court he ...
Syracuse murder suspect says his lawyer lied, then asks lawyer for help recalling lies
Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse murder suspect today, looking to get a new lawyer, accused his lawyer of lying to him numerous times. When asked by a judge to describe a lie, the suspect suggested that he'd been misled about the weapon used in the May 14, ...
We talk with the lawyer holding VW's stinky diesel feet to the fire
The ongoing litigation process for the VW diesel scandal settlement has a long, long way to go before everything's settled, and we're only talking about the situation in the US (see also: South Korea, Germany, etc). The US is where the EPA and CARB ...
Baltimore terminates contract with government lawyer accused of past neo-Nazi ties
(Above: Glen Keith Allen introduces a video about vaccines. Allen, a contract attorney for Baltimore City, had his contract terminated Thursday.) A lawyer for Baltimore City with apparent longtime ties to neo-Nazi groups had his contract terminated by ...
Lawyer: Ryan Lochte did not lie about robbery at gunpoint
Jeffrey M. Ostrow, a Fort Lauderdale-based lawyer representing Lochte, said Lochte's apology on Friday should not be viewed as a full mea culpa. Authorities in Rio should be investigating the two security guards who pulled weapons on the U.S. swimmers ...
Baltimore's top lawyer out after hiring contractor with neo-Nazi history
Later, Nilson become the lawyer for big tobacco companies fighting smoking bans. In the 1990s, Nilson was president of the Baltimore Homeowners Coalition and pushed to improve customer service at City Hall, making it easier for Baltimore residents to ...
Murdered Lawyer Only The Latest Bizarre Twist In Bizarre Divorce Case
When the headline “A Lawyer's Murder Makes a Weird Houston Divorce Case a Lot Weirder” comes across the desk, it's worth digging a little deeper. The Houston Press brings us the long and winding tale of real estate magnate Mohammad Ali Choudhri and ...
Making a Murderer: Steven Avery's lawyer has new evidence, new suspect in mind
Last week a judge overturned the conviction of Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects of Netflix's addictive docuseries Making a Murderer, who was found guilty for his role in the murder of Teresa Halbach. Now, Steven Avery is gearing up for his second ...
Girl Accused in Slender Man Stabbing to Plead Insanity: Lawyer
Morgan Geyser, 14, who was also 12 at the time of the May 2014 stabbing, will plead not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect, her lawyer, Tony Cotton, said during a court appearance in a Waukesha County, Wisc. Friday. Cotton also requested a ...
Avery's lawyer touts new suspect, DNA testing in 'Making a Murderer' case
Morry Gash, AP In this March 13, 2007 file photo, Steven Avery listens to testimony in the courtroom at the Calumet County Courthouse in Chilton, Wis. Text size. comment. share · tweet · email. Print. more. Share on: Share on LinkedIn Share on Google+ ...
Dallas Buyers Club Lawyer Calls Out “Copyleft” TorrentFreak
In an attempt to uncover various BitTorrent pirates, Dallas Buyers Club attorney James Davis asked an Oregon District Court for permission to interrogate Internet subscribers whose connections were used to pirate the film. In his request the lawyer ...
Ohio lawyer who went to jail for Black Lives Matter pin sues
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - A lawyer sentenced to five days in an Ohio jail for refusing to remove a Black Lives Matter button while in court has filed a federal lawsuit, saying her free speech rights were violated. The Youngstown Vindicator reports Andrea ...
Meet Kris Poppe: High-profile Army defense lawyer now works in Fayetteville
The most-frustrating case for one of the Fayetteville-Fort Bragg community's newest lawyers was the 2013 court-martial of the Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan. Hasan was an Army major who in 2009 shot and killed 13 soldiers and civilians and wounded ...
Meet: Kris Poppe, a high-profile Army defense lawyer who now ...
Meet: Kris Poppe, a high-profile Army defense lawyer who now ...
US|It's Children Against Federal Lawyers in Immigration Court
Suspected killers, kidnappers and others facing federal felony charges, no matter their ages, are entitled to court-appointed lawyers if they cannot afford them. But children accused of violating immigration laws, a civil offense, do not have the same ...
Medford lawyer tapped to run for Alan Bates' Oregon Senate seat in November
MEDFORD -- Local Democrats tapped a Medford lawyer to run for the state Senate seat held by Alan Bates, who died suddenly this month. A stunned Tonia Moro got the nod Friday night during the Democratic convention at the Medford library. On the first ...
Lawyer: Ryan Lochte might not have broken laws with fabricated story
RIO DE JANEIRO — An attorney who has practiced law in Brazil for more than 25 years raised doubt about whether Ryan Lochte broke Brazilian law when he misrepresented what happened during an alleged robbery of Lochte and three other American ...
Tuesday hearing slated for latest Corrine Brown lawyer withdrawal
Tuesday at 2 p.m. sees yet another procedural hearing in the Corrine Brown federal case, regarding the motion to withdraw from her latest attorneys, Mark NeJame and David Haas. On Thursday, Corrine Brown's lawyers in her federal case regarding One ...
City asks squeegee man shot by cops to prove lawyer has cancer
A former squeegee man shot in the chest by an off-duty cop in the Bronx 18 years ago is trying to move up his civil trial date — claiming in court papers that his lawyer is dying of cancer. But the city is fighting the request from Antoine Reid ...
Ohio Lawyer Sues Judge Who Gave Her Jail Time For Wearing Black Lives Matter Pin To Court
An Ohio lawyer who was sentenced to jail time after she refused to remove a Black Lives Matter pin in court last month, is taking legal action. Andrea Burton filed a lawsuit against Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Robert Milich and his colleague ...
Ala. lawyer busted trafficking methamphetamine, 369 grams seized
An Alabama criminal defense attorney is going to need to lawyer up after officers busted him for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine. Officers arrested John Fisher Jr., a Tuscaloosa defense attorney, on Friday after learning about a suspicious ...
Omaha Lawyer receives national honor for nonprofit work
Omaha, Neb., the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association has named Omaha lawyer Brandon Dickerson as the 2016 recipient of its Nonprofit Organizations Committee's Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. Dickerson, a partner at the Omaha ...
Baltimore City's Top Lawyer Fired After Hiring Contractor With Neo-Nazi Ties
After nearly a decade as Baltimore's top lawyer, City Solicitor George A. Nilson will no longer lead the city law department, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Friday. Her decision to replace Nilson came a day after the city faced embarrassment ...
Ex-DLA lawyer says he's not a white supremacist after Baltimore fires him for alleged neo-Nazi ties
The city of Baltimore has fired a lawyer hired on a contract basis to defend police misconduct cases after the Southern Poverty Law Center alleged he has ties to neo-Nazi and racist groups. The lawyer is 65-year-old Glen Keith Allen, who formerly ...