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Well-known Broward lawyer Alan Koslow pleads guilty in money-laundering case
Koslow's lawyer Michael Orenstein has declined to say if Koslow worked under cover for the FBI or provided information to the feds about other people's possible crimes in the years since the last money transaction alleged in the criminal case. Koslow ...
Egyptian Lawyer in Solitary Confinement for Defying El-Sissi
From the day he was imprisoned more than 100 days ago, Egyptian rights lawyer Malek Adly has been locked in solitary confinement with almost no communication with the outside world, sleeping on a bare floor in conditions his lawyers say amount to ...
Lawyer Sues Basically All Mainstream Media For RICO Violations For How They Report On Donald Trump
If you do a Google search on Roy Den Hollander, as I just did, you may discover that basically every result is a story about some absolutely ridiculous lawsuit he has filed. There was the time he sued a nightclub claiming that requiring him to buy a ...
Former Human Rights Lawyer Opens Gay Bar in Harlem
He gave up lawyer life and decided to open a gay-friendly bar in Harlem, after moving to the neighborhood from Tribeca about a year ago. “I always wanted to open my own business,” he said. “Do something I enjoy.” Minko, who himself is gay, opened Alibi ...
Viacom Top Lawyer's Fate Highly Uncertain After Months of Corporate Infighting
Besides consistently ranking as one of the country's top paid lawyers, Fricklas has been one of the entertainment industry's most influential. For example, the 56-year-old Boston University law grad helped shape the rules of the road in posting online ...
The Arrogant Lawyer's Guide To Looking Important
Filling in once again is Mr. Arrogant Lawyer, who is in Nevis on his August vacation, and decided to spend a few minutes to provide Gary's readers (both of them!) with his thoughts on how to look important. The entire point of life is to be noticed ...
Dylan Yang lawyer mum in investigation
MADISON - The Wausau attorney who defended a 15-year-old murder suspect while running for mayor of the city is being investigated by the state and faces possible suspension of his license. The state Office of Lawyer Regulation would not disclose ...
Vacca family lawyer on target of gun range lawsuit
August 25, 2016, 1:53 PM |Two years ago, a 9-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed instructor Charles Vacca with an Uzi gun at an Arizona shooting range. Marc Lamber, representing the Vacca children who are suing the shooting range, tells CBS News ...
Mysterious death of prominent Dallas lawyer ruled homicide
The mysterious death of a prominent Dallas lawyer earlier this year has been ruled a homicide after it was found he suffered "thermal burns and smoke inhalation in association with blunt force injuries." The body of 68-year-old Ira Tobolowsky was found ...
Today's Tech: A Medical Malpractice Lawyer, A Paperless Office, And An App
Digital Technology Ask any lawyer with a paperless office what that means and they'll undoubtedly tell you that it's all about less paper, not the elimination of paper. Even so, the large-scale reduction of paper in a law office can have a dramatic ...
Bryon McKim, brilliant lawyer and huge Bills fan, dies at 30
Despite a tracheotomy that prevented from speaking, a few days before he died, nurses at New York Presbyterian asked him what kind of lawyer he was and he mouthed the words: "Medical malpractice." "Everyone in the room cracked up," said attorney ...
Cohasset lawyer charged with vehicular homicide in Brockton
BROCKTON – The Cohasset lawyer who was behind the wheel during a fatal collision with a pedestrian outside of Brockton District Court on June 1 is now being charged with vehicular homicide. Valerie J. Semensi, 66, of Cohasset, is being charged with one ...
Lawyer charged with vehicular homicide after running over pedestrian
BROCKTON, Mass. —A Cohasset lawyer who was behind the wheel during a fatal collision with a pedestrian outside of Brockton District Court on June 1 is now being charged with vehicular homicide. Valerie J. Semensi, 66, of Cohasset, is charged with one ...
Los Angeles entertainment lawyer pleads not guilty to molesting 14-year-old boy
An entertainment lawyer from Los Angeles was accused Thursday of using his title to seduce and molest a 14-year-old boy last year, prosecutors said. Benjamin Lawson Adams, 31, pleaded not guilty to three counts each of lewd acts upon a child and oral ...
Last two lawyers disbarred in Diaco DUI setup
One night after trial, a young paralegal for the Adams & Diaco firm representing Clem spotted Schnitt's lawyer, C. Philip Campbell, at the downtown Malio's Steakhouse bar with his co-counsel. She called her bosses. As the night wore on, she exchanged ...
St. Andrew's School fires dean of students, his lawyer says
St. Andrew's School in Boca Raton has fired its dean of students, following reports that the school failed to adequately protect students from potential abuse, the dean's lawyer confirmed Thursday. Andy Mulligan, a former English teacher who has worked ...
Lawyer: All mayors must follow France burkini ruling
PARIS (AP) -- A human rights lawyer says the decision by France's top administrative court to overturn a ban on burkini swimsuits should set a legal precedent for the whole country. Lawyer Patrice Spinosi, representing the Human Rights League, told ...
DOJ lawyer who leaked Bush spy program is censured for ethics failure
The Justice Department lawyer who disclosed the secret and warrantless surveillance program then-President George W. Bush adopted in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 terror attacks was publicly censured Thursday by a federal appeals court for ...
Disbarment can proceed vs. lawyer who fleeced treasurer's office
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled today that disbarment procedures may be initiated against a local lawyer already serving time in federal prison. Mohammed Noure Alo, a lawyer and lobbyist in Columbus, was one of three men involved in a scheme to steer ...
Arizona AG asks for mass dismissal of multiple ADA cases; calls lawyer's tactics 'systemic abuse'
In a move that concerns some in the disability community, the Arizona attorney general's office on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss more than 1,000 cases focused on business parking lots, brought by a Phoenix lawyer on behalf of Advocates for ...
This New Mexico lawyer is suing the Senate to force action on Merrick Garland
The latest attempt comes from Steve Michel, an environmental lawyer from Santa Fe, N.M., who filed suit in U.S. District Court in Washington on Thursday seeking to compel Senate leaders to take action on Garland arguing that the case “has created a ...
Lawyer for 'Making a Murderer' Subject Steven Avery Accuses Investigators of Framing Him, Demands Evidence
The defense attorney representing Steven Avery, the subject of the blockbuster documentary Making a Murderer, has filed a motion that accuses investigators of framing the Wisconsin man and demands access to a long list of physical evidence so she can ...
Judge imposes two life terms in diaper-clad lawyer attack
FAIRFAX, VA (WUSA9) - It was a home invasion that shocked the nation. A lawyer and his wife, beaten, shot, stabbed and tased, then left for dead in their McLean home. On Friday, a judge imposed the sentence recommended by the jury for their attacker, ...
Prosecutors try to remove defense lawyer
In an extraordinary move, prosecutors are trying to remove a prominent defense lawyer from representing his client on the word of a convicted felon who says the lawyer urged him not to testify. On the eve of trial, the commonwealth is seeking to ...
Lawyer Says Fugitive Church Leader Lyle Jeffs Might've Been Raptured
According to his lawyer, he might as well have been raptured as far as the legal system is concerned. Jeffs, a leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, is accused of taking part in a massive scheme to funnel food stamp ...
Criminal probe launched in case of lawyer who allegedly posed as judge
They said that it likely violates several rules for lawyers and judges and might even have been illegal for Crawford to pretend to be a judge. The Judicial Inquiry Board, which oversees judges in the state, and the Attorney Registration and ...
Imprisoned Broward lawyer 'hunted' for child porn and victims online, feds say
Rothenberg's lawyer told the judge that the girl told police Rothenberg had sexually abused her but that his client appeared to have exaggerated and embellished the details he discussed online. When U.S. District Judge William Zloch asked Rothenberg if ...
Two life terms in diaper-clad lawyer attack
August 26, 2016 8:01 PM EDT - A judge sentenced a former military attorney to two life sentences plus 98 years for a brutal attack on a lawyer and his wife. (WUSA 9). RELATED LINKS. STORY: Former military attorney gets two life terms in attack on a ...
Robot lawyer helps Seattle drivers fight parking tickets
Here's how it works: Drivers visit the DoNotPay and chat with a “robot lawyer” which asks them a series of questions about their parking tickets. Were the signs difficult to read? Was there conflicting information on the parking signs? Was the driver ...
Egypt Court Orders Release of Lawyer Who Defied President
CAIRO — An Egyptian court has ordered the release of a rights lawyer who had been held without charge in solitary confinement for over 100 days after defying President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The Saturday ruling in favor of Malek Adly, who was ...
Egypt court orders release of lawyer who defied president
CAIRO – An Egyptian court has ordered the release of a rights lawyer who had been held without charge in solitary confinement for over 100 days after defying President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. The Saturday ruling in favor of Malek Adly, who was ...
Would No Tax Lawyer Advise Trump Release His Tax Returns? It's Complicated
"Speaking as a tax lawyer who represents taxpayers under audit, I would never advise a client whose returns are under audit to make those returns public," said Robert Kovacev, a tax lawyer with Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C. "If you release a ...
Steven Avery's lawyer says he was framed
The attorney for a Wisconsin inmate featured in the hit Netflix series “Making a Murderer” filed a motion Friday seeking permission to perform extensive testing on evidence she believes will show he's innocent. Steven Avery was convicted in 2007 and ...
Ex-Guantanamo prisoner goes on hunger strike in Venezuela: lawyer
Caracas (AFP) - A former Guantanamo prisoner now held by Venezuela's intelligence agency has gone on hunger strike, his lawyer said Saturday. Jihad Diyab, who was relocated from Guantanamo to Uruguay nearly two years ago, was detained after ...
Irishman Mallon released pending ticket scam probe - lawyer
Rio de Janeiro (AFP) - Brazilian authorities are preparing to provisionally release an Irish businessman held over an alleged ticket scam at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a lawyer said Saturday. Kevin Mallon, director of British hospitality firm THG ...
Pioneering Philadelphia lawyer fought to free the innocent
Every week or so, a Philadelphia corporate attorney named Herbert Maris would leave his office in the Real Estate Trust Building in the shadow of City Hall and tote his briefcase into another world 20 blocks away. Passing beneath gun turrets on ...
Thinking Like a Lawyer
Congratulations on beginning your legal journey. Here are two important questions to consider as you start your first year of law school: first, what are the costs of learning to think like a lawyer, and second, how can you create a meaningful career ...
Lawyer's at Center of Race, Gun Debate on 2 Charleston Cases
Andy Savage keeps in his law office a sealed plastic bag with the blood-splattered clothes that Felicia Sanders wore sheltering her granddaughter from a fusillade of bullets that killed nine black parishioners at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. Down ...
Egypt Court Releases Lawyer Who Defied President
FILE - In this 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 Malek Adly ...
Utah militia leader's case slowed as lawyer eyes recordings
Lawyer Lynn Donaldson agreed to scrap a September trial date even though his client is jailed while awaiting the proceeding. Donaldson said reviewing the evidence is painstaking work, with some footage showing hours of people driving. But he says he ...
Robot lawyer helps Seattle drivers fight parking tickets
Here's how it works: Drivers visit the DoNotPay and chat with a “robot lawyer” which asks them a series of questions about their parking tickets. Were the signs difficult to read? Was there conflicting information on the parking signs? Was the driver ...
Convicted Maine killer gets new lawyer for review
The former Industry man sentenced in 2012 to 70 years in prison for the murder of Rita St. Peter in 1980 has been assigned a new lawyer by the court in his bid for post-conviction review. Jay Mercier, 61, is challenging his murder conviction, saying ...
Survey: Majority of Americans likely to hire lawyer active on social media
According to a new survey from Findlaw, 54 percent of consumers say they would likely hire an attorney who is active on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. This is particularly true for younger Americans – 69 percent between the ...
Lawyer for dismissed Hurricanes linebacker said player didn't get fair shake
Former University of Miami linebacker Jermaine Grace, who was dismissed from the team Saturday for allegedly violating NCAA rules amidst a luxury-rental car probe, will not be appealing the decision, according to his attorney, and is in the midst of ...
Jailed Tajik Opposition Politician's Lawyer Remanded In Custody
Relatives of a lawyer for a jailed Tajik opposition politician who was linked by authorities to a September 2015 attempted coup say he has been sent to pretrial detention. Attorney Jamshed Yorov's relatives told RFE/RL on August 29 that the court in ...
Lawyer's at Center of Race, Gun Debate on 2 Charleston Cases
Andy Savage keeps in his law office a sealed plastic bag with the blood-splattered clothes that Felicia Sanders wore sheltering her granddaughter from a fusillade of bullets that killed nine black parishioners at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church. Down ...
Kintner lawyer tells him to steer clear of hearing on cybersex
State Sen. Bill Kintner talks with the media after announcing he is not resigning in his office at the Capitol. MATT RYERSON, Journal Star file photo. Kintner not expected at Monday hearing: It appears state Sen. Bill Kintner will not testify before ...
Appellate lawyer remembers a 1992 client and wins new trial for woman convicted in lawyer's murder
An appellate lawyer representing a woman convicted of murdering Cincinnati lawyer Ryan Poston helped her win a new trial after recognizing the name of one of the jurors. Judge Fred Stine of Campbell County, Kentucky, granted a new trial last Thursday ...
Andrea Tantaros' Lawyer Issues Lie Detector Challenge to Fox News
Tantaros' lawyer sent out a document to reporters on Monday morning with a schedule of questions for Ailes, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, Fox News spokesperson Irena Briganti, network co-president Bill Shine and vice president Dianna Brandi. "The time ...
Bid to oust lawyer 'an attack on all lawyers'
Before a standing-room-only crowd of lawyers, an attorney for criminal defense attorney Rob Eggert said the prosecution's bid to disqualify him from representing a client on the eve of trial is an "attack on all defense lawyers." In an emotion-packed ...