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Ten Questions with Nicolette Hahn Niman, Rancher, Lawyer, and Author
Food Tank recently had the opportunity to speak with rancher, lawyer, and author Nicolette Hahn Niman, who will be speaking at the summit. Food Tank (FT): What inspired you to get involved in food and agriculture? Nicolette Hahn Niman (NN): It was kind ...
Lawyer quits Palo Alto planning board over housing costs; monthly rent in shared house was $6200
Downing is a lawyer with ServiceNow Inc. and her husband is a software engineer. She resigned from the Palo Alto Planning and Transportation commission in an Aug. 10 letter. “After many years of trying to make it work in Palo Alto, my husband and I ...
Hall of Fame Game lawyer claims league defrauded fans
Lawyer Michael Avenatti reacted to the McAfee comments in a statement issued to PFT. “This recording together with other evidence shows that there was a deliberate and collective effort to hide information from the fans until the last possible moment,” ...
Bali police murder twist as lawyer for Sara Connor's boyrfiend says he's 'hiding something' as blood is found at ...
Bali police murder twist as lawyer for Sara Connor's boyrfiend says he's 'hiding something' as blood is found at ...
'Making a Murderer' convict Steven Avery's lawyer says she has a new murder suspect
Kathleen Zellner, the attorney for "Making a Murderer" convict Steven Avery, says that new findings, including an alternate suspect, and further tests on the evidence should set Avery free. On the heels of Avery's nephew Brendan Dassey having his own ...
Judge who witnessed accused murderer's escape should not handle related cases, lawyer says
Broward Circuit Judge Raag Singhal was sitting on the bench July 15 when murder suspect Dayonte Resiles bolted from his courtroom, and the same judge should not be presiding over the co-defendants charged with helping Resiles, a defense lawyer is ...
Lawyer Takes Racist Slight To Tribunal Of Social Media
Lawyers get a reputation for being quick to invoke the court system over even their most minor of inconveniences, often to disastrous results. But one small-town lawyer proves that he has the savvy to take matters into the hands of the waiting social ...
Man Accused of Killing Imam, Associate Had 'No Idea' About Gun: Lawyer
The new attorney for a New York man accused of fatally shooting a Queens imam and his friend said Monday his client knew nothing about the gun police recovered from his home and said he seemed "honest and sincere" when he told him he didn't commit ...
Mequon lawyer gets prison for theft
A disbarred Mequon lawyer who stole more than $150,000 from two estates, and spent much of it at strip clubs, was sentenced Monday to two years in prison. An attorney for Perry Friesler, 73, said his client had been suffering from undiagnosed bipolar ...
Sandusky lawyer seeks to prove leak tainted in Penn State molestation case
A lawyer for convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky sought to prove on Monday that prosecutors illegally leaked information to a reporter about the former Penn State football coach and thus tainted the judicial process that resulted in his 2012 ...
Lawyer Mistaken for Ryan Lochte's Attorney: You've Got the Wrong Jeffrey Ostrow
As Ryan Lochte's account of being robbed at gunpoint in Rio unraveled last week, journalists across the media universe sought to get in touch with the U.S. swimmer's attorney, Jeffrey Ostrow. That proved to be a “bizarre experience” for Simpson Thacher ...
Lawyer claims fleas are infesting government center
MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Several incidents with fleas at a local courthouse have one defense lawyer voicing his concerns about the working conditions in the building. They've allegedly been spotted at Iredell County's Government Center in Mooresville, but ...
Ask The Lawyer: When is a lawyer not necessary?
(WTNH) – New Haven-based attorney Tara Knight joined News 8 on Monday as part of our weekly segment called “Ask the Lawyer.” In this edition, we talked about when you should get a lawyer for a court case and how do you know that lawyer is right for you ...
Lawyer for Melania Trump Threatens Defamation Suits Against News Outlets
A lawyer for Melania Trump said Monday that he had informed several news organizations, including The Daily Mail, that they could face legal action for publishing articles that Ms. Trump contended were defamatory. In an email, the lawyer, Charles J ...
Accused murderer asks to represent himself, says lawyer threatened to kill him
TACOMA, Wash. -- A Graham man who admitted in a plea deal to beating an Orting woman to death has had second thoughts about the deal and says one of his attorneys threatened to kill him. Jonathan Harris has already pleaded guilty to second degree ...
Lawyer slams DA over client's 3-year wait for exoneration
The lawyer for a paroled man who spent 18 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit called out the Brooklyn DA's Office for putting justice “on a respirator,” as the administration's review drags into its third year. Sundhe Moses, 40, was released ...
The beach-house lawyer calling big auditors to account
Now, almost a decade on, the 49-year-old lawyer from a small town in Missouri is fighting his most high-profile case yet, representing the trustee of Taylor, Bean & Whitaker, a mortgage company that collapsed after cooking up fake assets to use as ...
Melania Trump Hires Hulk Hogan's Lawyer to Threaten Media Outlets
Melania Trump, wife of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, has hired the same lawyer that former wrestler Hulk Hogan used to bankrupt Gawker Media, and is threatening to sue several media outlets for defamation related to stories they wrote ...
Lawyer Tells Court Blagojevich to Appeal Prison Sentence
Rod Blagojevich's lawyer has notified a federal court that the imprisoned former Illinois governor plans to appeal his 14-year sentence for corruption imposed at a resentencing earlier this month. Leonard Goodman filed the brief notice with U.S ...
FBI improved a Dark Web child pornography site, lawyer argues
Other lawyers have argued that the FBI effectively distributed child pornography during the Playpen sting, though a judge ruled in January that the bureau did not engage in "outrageous conduct." Additional motions filed on Monday from related cases ...
Sandusky is innocent, deserves new trial, lawyer says
Convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky is innocent and should get a new trial, his defense lawyer told reporters following a three-day hearing in a Pennsylvania state court. "There were so many flaws in his trial," attorney Alexander Lindsay said. But ...
HOF Game lawyer: “I know fraud occurred”
On Monday, the first tangible suggestion emerged that fraud occurred in connection with the cancellation of the Hall of Fame Game, with quotes from Colts punter Pat McAfee coupled with a statement from lawyer Michael Avenatti making it clear that, ...
4th Circuit revives lawyer's 'glass ceiling' suit against Booz Allen
A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by a former in-house lawyer at Booz Allen Hamilton who alleged the consulting firm had a pattern of discriminating against older women. The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled ...
Who Is Adnan Syed's New Attorney? Long-Time Lawyer Justin Brown Secured The New Trial
Anyone who listened to the first season of Serial knows that, when it comes to attorneys, Adnan Syed didn't exactly luck out in 1999. When Syed, then 17, was accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, his attorney at the time failed to ...
Auburn lawyer named one of 'The Best Lawyers in America'
Attorney John P. McLane, of Boyle & Anderson, P.C., in Auburn, has been included in the 2017 edition of "The Best Lawyers in America" in the practice area of trusts and estates. The annual publication chooses attorneys through peer review. The 2017 ...
City lawyer says cops will arrest anyone if disobeyed — even Barbara Walters
The Law Department attorney made the claim while responding to a Manhattan appeals court judge's question in the case of a Wall Street lawyer. The lawyer was busted when he refused to obey cops and move along while talking to Occupy Wall Street ...
Children seeking US asylum should be given a lawyer, state senator urges
Children who are in the United States without legal residency and facing complex legal problems should not be forced to represent themselves in court, a state senator said Tuesday in asking for federal intervention. "Thousands of unaccompanied minors ...
Judge who tossed Kesha's case married to lawyer with Sony ties ...
Judge who tossed Kesha's case married to lawyer with Sony ties ...
Ask the Lawyer: When is a lawyer's threat considered unethical?
The lawyer's threat to report you to immigration authorities violates Rule 5-100, and the attorney could therefore be reported to the California State Bar (www.calbar.org). Q When does a demand by a lawyer constitute extortion rather than an attempt to ...
Daughter of dog attack victim sues councilwoman, lawyer for alleged ...
Daughter of dog attack victim sues councilwoman, lawyer for alleged ...
Alleged eel thief claims he's innocent, says lawyer
An accused thief was shocked to learn the eels he was carting in a U-Haul were stolen, his lawyer said Tuesday. “He's vehemently telling me he's innocent,” Justin Heiferman, who reps Wei Da Li, said at the man's arraignment late Tuesday in Brooklyn ...
Lawyer: Timbuktu residents felt shame after sites destroyed
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — By reducing historic mausoleums in Timbuktu to dusty piles of rubble, Islamic extremists left residents feeling shame at the desecration of their saints and ancestors, a lawyer said Wednesday at the trial of the man accused of ...
Lawyer: Timbuktu Residents Felt Shame After Sites Destroyed
By reducing historic mausoleums in Timbuktu to dusty piles of rubble, Islamic extremists desecrated holy sites, leaving residents ashamed and impoverished, a lawyer said Wednesday at the trial of the man accused of leading the destruction. Mayombo ...
The Latest: Lawyer Says Boiled Water Attack Not About Hate
A defense attorney for a man accused of throwing boiled water on a same-sex couple as they slept in a suburban Atlanta apartment told jurors her client was reacting to behavior he found disrespectful. Martin Blackwell faces charges including aggravated ...
'I Know Fraud Occurred,' Says Lawyer Suing NFL
'I Know Fraud Occurred,' Says Lawyer Suing NFL. By Joe Patrice. at 12:01 PM. 0Shares. NFL Football It would be one thing if the NFL called off the first of its 64 utterly meaningless preseason matches a few days in advance. Especially that game, the ...
Lawyer: 'Medical Complications' Delaying Robert Durst's Extradition on Murder Charge
The lawyer representing Manhattan real estate heir and accused murderer Robert Durst says several unspecified "medical complications" have delayed his client's impending extradition to California, where he has been charged with the 2000 execution-style ...
Old Lady Lawyer: What's Wrong With A Plan B?
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer As lawyers, we learn to think strategically, to consider the worst possible outcomes (which is why we're such fun at dinner parties), and then figure out how to counteract the parade of ...
EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Fifth Third exec, lawyer launch Dinsmore joint venture
Kevin Woodard, a lawyer who has worked with investment advisers for years, and Jeff Chapman, who has run bank brokerage and capital markets businesses, started Dinsmore Compliance Services two months ago. They're working with money management ...
'Making a Murderer': Will Steven Avery's Lawyer Pitch New Theory on Halbach Murder Today? (Updated)
A commotion at the Manitowoc County courthouse has “Making a Murderer” fans in a frenzy, with many saying Steven Avery's lawyer might present an alternate theory to Teresa Halbach's death on Wednesday. According to NBC26, the deadline to present ...
'Making A Murderer' Is Just Propaganda Says Former Steven Avery Lawyer
A lawyer who helped overturn Steven Avery's rape conviction in 2003 condemned Making A Murderer as propaganda in his new tell-all book saying the filmmakers intentionally misled their audience. In his new book Indefensible: The Missing Truth about ...
Mass murder suspect denied bond, appointed lawyer
Dearman was first on the judges docket. It was a brief hearing. By the time he left the courtroom Dearman did have an attorney in the capital murder case. When Derrick Dearman told the judge he could not afford an attorney the judge appointed a lawyer ...
Arlington Lawyer Pens First Novel After Chance Meeting
Mullen reconnected with fellow lawyer and University of Virginia School of Law alum Michael Kun, who sought her help with what became “We Are Still Tornadoes,” a novel about best friends who follow different paths after high school. Kun, an author ...
Tantaros lawyer: Sexual harassment suit was 'only the beginning'
Though Ailes was ousted, one of his top lieutenants, Bill Shine, has since been promoted, and other executives, including top lawyer Dianne Brandi and top PR exec Irena Briganti, carry on with their duties — “the equivalent of forcing Nixon's ...
Lawyer claims racial bias against black father charged in hot car death
GRENADA, Mississippi -- At least 27 children have died in hot cars so far this year in the U.S. In about half of those cases, someone - usually a parent or guardian - faces criminal charges. But critics say race plays a role in determining who gets ...
Lawyer: If Twitter Hadn't Banned Milo, Leslie Jones Would Not Have Been Hacked
Marc Randazza, a First Amendment lawyer based in Los Angeles, told The Wrap that if “Twitter [had] not banned Milo Yiannopoulos,” the release of nudes taken by the Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones to the internet on Wednesday “would not have ...
Judge: Ryan Bundy unfit to serve as his own lawyer
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Federal Judge Anna J. Brown is set to strip Oregon standoff defendant Ryan Bundy of his ability to represent himself in court. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the judge wrote in an order filed Wednesday that Bundy has been ...
Jailed Tajik Opposition Politician's Lawyer Detained
The lawyer of a jailed Tajik opposition politician has been detained, his relatives say. Jamshed Yorov's relatives told RFE/RL that the lawyer was detained on August 22 on suspicion of disclosing a closed-door Supreme Court ruling on members of the ...
ML--Egypt-Jailed Lawyer
FILE - In this Wednesday, June 22, 2016 file photo, Egyptian lawyer and former presidential candidate Khaled Ali points to photos of jailed activists, who were arrested during protests over two disputed Red Sea islands, including Egyptian rights lawyer ...
ME: Lawyer found dead in Dallas home after fire was murdered
DALLAS -- The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of a civil lawyer found dead in his home during a fire as a homicide. The office said Thursday that Ira Tobolowsky died from thermal burns and smoke inhalation "associated with ...
Lawyer: Dassey ruling tells important 'story'
The judge who overturned Brendan Dassey's murder conviction knew his audience would be different from the typical contingent of attorneys and legal junkies, and structured his decision accordingly, a law professor says. Unlike most rulings in habeas ...