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Convicted man's release keeps Duke lacrosse lawyer off stand
DURHAM, N.C. – A North Carolina man is free after serving 21 years in prison for a double murder after a judge ruled he likely didn't commit the crime. Now questions linger about the prosecutor of the case — the former district attorney already ...
Convicted Man's Release Keeps Duke Lacrosse Lawyer off Stand
Howard, 54, said he was looking forward to building a relationship with the wife who married him three years after he entered prison and seeing his grandchildren. He thanked Scheck, Charlotte lawyer Jim Cooney and other attorneys who believed him when ...
Hearing delayed on conflict questions about lawyer for Ronnie Simmons, aide to U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown
Hearing delayed on conflict questions about lawyer for Ronnie Simmons, aide to U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown. By Steve Patterson Thu, Sep 1, 2016 @ 8:50 am | updated Thu, Sep 1, 2016 @ 11:07 am. Photos. Ronnie Simmons, the former chief of staff for U.S. ...
Chris Brown's Lawyer: Accuser 'Fabricated' Gun Story
The lawyer claimed that the Los Angeles Police Department did not find the necklace Curran described, or any firearms, in Brown's house. The LAPD are reportedly still examining security footage recovered from the house. Curran's call led to a day-long ...
25-Year-Old Blind Woman Inspired to Become Disability Rights Lawyer: 'I Had to Advocate for Myself Every Day'
Blind since birth, Jameyanne has scaled an Andean mountain, earned a perfect 800 on her math SATs (despite her elementary school claiming blind children couldn't learn math), used Braille to graduate Kenyon College with the highest of academic honors ...
In court, accused killer asks for new lawyer
Judge Barry Steelman repeatedly said Sims is smart and articulate, but his concerns aren't uncommon. "More often than not, that means you don't like what your lawyer's telling you," said Steelman. "But your lawyer's got an obligation to tell you the ...
Former chief White House ethics lawyer: Clinton Foundation controversy is just a distraction from bigger issue
But as a former chief White House ethics lawyer in the Bush administration, I can tell you that allegations of favoritism for donors is nothing new. There were plenty such allegations during the Bill Clinton administration. If nothing changes, I ...
Meet The Lawyer Who Quit His Job To Make An RPG
Razavi always knew he would be a lawyer. He never expected that, six years into his flourishing law career, he would walk out the glass doors, away from his plush salary, and into a life of indie game development. Vidar, his first and 2017-slated RPG ...
Mark Cuban engages in a nearly day-long Twitter war with Donald Trump's top lawyer
Billionaire business mogul Mark Cuban spent a significant portion of Wednesday, spilling over into Thursday, sparring with Donald Trump's top lawyer, Michael Cohen, in an extended Twitter war. The back-and-forth started as Trump was beginning to ...
Ethics lawyer for the Bush Administration: Clinton Foundation controversy is just a distraction
But as a former chief White House ethics lawyer in the Bush administration, I can tell you that allegations of favoritism for donors is nothing new. There were plenty such allegations during the Bill Clinton administration. If nothing changes, I ...
Chinese journalist beaten in detention, lawyer says
In a message sent to a group on the instant messaging service Telegram and subsequently reposted to social media platforms yesterday, Lu's lawyer, Wang Zongyue, said that when he had visited the jailed journalist earlier that day, Lu told him that ...
Suspect in imam case pleads not guilty; lawyer hints at mosque feud
A Queens imam and his aide may have been shot dead last month because of internal strife at their Ozone Park mosque, the attorney representing their accused killer said outside court Thursday. Lawyer Michael Schwed, who represents Oscar Morel, noted ...
Hulk Hogan's lawyer in Gawker case is helping Melania Trump sue Daily Mail over escort story
In a Maryland Circuit Court today, Melania Trump filed a complaint against the publisher of the Daily Mail tabloid over the August 19 article "Naked photoshoots, and troubling questions about visas that won't go away: The VERY racy past of Donald Trump ...
Florence physcian's new lawyer asks for year's delay in prescription abuse trial
For the first time since December, Dr. Chris Christensen appeared Wednesday in district court with an attorney by his side. Josh Van de Wetering told District Judge Jeffrey Langton that he would need a year to prepare Christensen's case. Christensen's ...
Florence physician's new lawyer asks for year's delay in prescription ...
Florence physician's new lawyer asks for year's delay in prescription ...
Lawyer drops claims against state so he can join governor's team
John Bel Edwards hired a team of lawyers to intervene in a controversial coastal damage suit against oil and gas companies, the attorneys were among his top campaign donors, with one notable exception: Jim Garner. Garner may have been the hardest for ...
'This is clearly a publicity stunt,' says lawyer under fire in dog-mauling case
The lawyer accused of taking advantage of a Dallas woman days after her mother was killed in a high-profile dog mauling vowed Thursday to "fight back" to preserve his reputation. Speaking extensively for the first time since he was sued last week ...
Witness, lawyer accuse local police of retaliation
Tori Brooke Patrick, a key witness in a 2003 cartel murder case, and her lawyer, James Wooldridge, accused local law enforcement officers, a district attorney and a church of conspiring together to retaliate against them in a letter requesting Interim ...
Lower Merion school tax hike brought down by aviation lawyer
To those he has vanquished in court - the aviation giants that have paid hundreds of millions of dollars to his crash-victim clients, the critics he has sued for libel, and most recently the Lower Merion School District, ordered this week to revoke a ...
For the Florida Bar, bad lawyers are more than a punchline
Armstrong is among 48 Tampa Bay lawyers and 430 statewide who have been slapped with that draconian punishment since 2011. The most recent were three Tampa lawyers permanently disbarred this year — two last week and one in January — for setting ...
Personal Injury Lawyer Fed Up With Colleague, Files Class Action
Last week, a Texas attorney who says he is “intimately familiar” with litigation over inferior vena cava filters, or IVCs, filed a proposed class action lawsuit against an Arizona-based law firm for allegedly making unsolicited phone calls to line up ...
Altoona lawyer suspended over relationship with jailed client
An Altoona attorney's law license was suspended for 30 days after FBI agents uncovered an intimate relationship between the attorney and a jailed client. Federal agents feared that lawyer Deborah L. Johnson's relationship with that client, a member of ...
Judge who removed lawyer to shut up murder suspect still looking for replacement
Syracuse, NY -- Last month, a Syracuse murder suspect boldly accused his court-appointed lawyer of lying. He asked for a new lawyer. But state Supreme Court Justice John Brunetti wasn't impressed, especially when Daniel Jones asked his lawyer at the ...
'Making a Murderer': Steven Avery's Lawyer Hints at Brendan Dassey Decision
Steven Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner is teasing the media and “Making a Murderer” fans again, this time tweeting about the pending release of her client's co-defendant and nephew Brendan Dassey, then deleting the tweet shortly after. According to ...
Defense lawyer calls Chris Brown's accuser 'irate' and 'erratic'
A lawyer for R&B singer Chris Brown insisted Friday that authorities have no evidence to support a woman's accusation that Brown pointed a gun at her head while she was visiting the performer's Tarzana mansion this week. At a news conference in a mock ...
Top Executive-Compensation Lawyer Decamps Cadwalader for McDermott Will
Steven Eckhaus, who's made a career of moving top bankers around Wall Street, is making a move of his own. The executive-compensation lawyer is leaving Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP for McDermott Will & Emery LLP, where he will head the firm's ...
Chris Brown's Lawyer Claims Accuser Baylee Curran 'Fabricated' Gun Story
Chris Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, believes that the rapper's accuser, Baylee Curran, fabricated her story. According to a statement obtained by the Los Angles Times on Thursday, September 1, Geragos said that Brown has “cooperated fully” with ...
Ammon Bundy's lawyer quotes from Western film, mocks federal ...
Ammon Bundy's lawyer quotes from Western film, mocks federal ...
Chris Brown's Lawyer: No Guns Found in House Search
Chris Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos spoke to the media Friday, three days after his client was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon charges. During Geragos' press conference, the lawyer discussed serious contradictions regarding the ...
Chris Brown's Lawyer Says Assault Accuser Made Up The Entire Story
Now, Breezy's lawyer, Mark Geragos, is putting to rest more accusations, starting with Curran's story of being assaulted with a deadly weapon. According to The Los Angeles Times, Geragos stated, “It has become apparent that the allegations are not just ...
FACT CHECK: Lawyer Using Bible As Child Abuse Defense Is A Democrat Who's Suing Mike Pence
The media's coverage of an Indiana woman who cited the Bible as a child abuse defense ignored several key facts — including the defendant's apparent inability to speak English, her liberal lawyer's political activity and his ongoing lawsuit against ...
Lawyer in Englewood Cliffs police chief probe is out
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS — Brent Pohlman, the attorney who led an investigation of Chief Michael Cioffi that led to the chief's suspension earlier this year, is no longer borough counsel. Pohlman took leave from his firm, Schwartz, Simon, Edelstein & Celso of ...
Jerry Heller's Lawyer Blames Death on 'Straight Outta Compton'
Jerry was in a car accident on Friday (September 2) and his family was told that he appears to have suffered a heart attack prior to the crash. “Jerry Heller would be alive today if not for that movie,” the lawyer said. He believes the stress from the ...
Apple's top lawyer fires back at EU over tax ruling
That's how Apple CEO Tim Cook and the company's top lawyer this week described the European Commission's reckoning of the taxes the company has paid in Ireland. In demanding this week that Apple pay $14.5 billion in back taxes, the Commission said ...
Lawyer for Chris Brown: no guns, drugs found in house
A lawyer for Chris Brown says police did not find guns or drugs at his mansion after a woman said the singer threatened her with a handgun. Attorney Mark Geragos said Friday that police did not find evidence to corroborate the accuser's story. Brown ...
"Straight Outta Compton" Film Killed Jerry Heller, Lawyer Says
The stress attributed to the release of the N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton ultimately led to the death of Jerry Heller, according to a lawyer for the former manager of the World's Most Dangerous Group. TMZ reports that the attorney, Mickey ...
Chris Brown's Lawyer Calls Accuser's Claims 'Fabricated'
Chris Brown's lawyer held a press conference to address claims surrounding the singer's arrest Tuesday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon at his Los Angeles home. Addressing the media on Friday, Brown's lawyer, Mark Geragos, disputed many ...
SC disbars 'marrying' judge, lawyer
THE SUPREME Court has disbarred a former judge and a lawyer in a land case for separate cases of gross misconduct and dishonesty. The high court on Aug. 30 disbarred Cebu City Municipal Trial Court in Cities (MTCC) Judge Rosabella M. Tormis for ...
Trump's Lawyer Thinks a Cloud Shaped Like His Boss's Head Is a Sign From the Lord
Still not sure which presidential candidate has your vote? Ever consider looking up at the sky? On Saturday night, Donald Trump's special legal counsel Michael Cohen tweeted a picture of a cloud that reminded him of his employer, which he interpreted ...
DJ Battle Kills 3 Lawyers' Careers
Melissa Andrade was on her way out of Malio's Steakhouse in Tampa when she spotted a lawyer she recognized. He was representing the opposing side in an ongoing and rather sordid case. Andrade, a paralegal, notified her bosses who called her back ...
Grace: Sioux City lawyer Paul Deck, 101, lived a long life full of love, adventure and the law
The oldest practicing lawyer in Iowa has died. Paul Deck, 101, died Wednesday in his sleep in his Sioux City home. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church in Sioux City. By any measure, Deck's life was a good ...
Donald Trump's lawyer claims cloud shaped like his head is proof God wants him to be President
In an apparent attempt to predict the outcome of election night in November, the Republican presidential candidate's lawyer Michael Cohen appears to have indulged in a spot of cloud divination (the belief pictures glimpsed in the clouds represent ...
Jerry Heller's Lawyer Blames Straight Outta Compton Movie For His Death
As investigators are still looking into the exact cause of former N.W.A manager Jerry Heller's death, his lawyer is naming the movie Straight Outta Compton as a prime suspect. Heller died this past Saturday in a car crash that reportedly happened after ...
The Archers trial: verdicts from the counsellor, the lawyer and the prison expert
But a huge amount depends on her barrister's performance. “If she carries on as she is, I'm frightened for Helen,” says Mackie. Most barristers would do a far better job, and it has been irritating to listen to it as a lawyer, but one of the most ...
Dani Mathers' Lawyer Says She 'Never Tried to Hurt Anyone'
Tom Mesereau, the superstar attorney hired by Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers after she posted a picture of a woman online and mocked her body, spoke out for the first time on Monday and said his client “never tried to hurt anyone.” Mesereau, who helped ...
Disgraced civil rights lawyer calls cop killers 'avengers'
Fire-breathing, disgraced civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart isn't letting terminal cancer slow down her hate – saying in a recent interview that the thugs who gunned down cops in Dallas and Baton Rouge are actually “Avengers.” “They are avengers ...
Roger Ailes Hires Lawyer For Possible Lawsuit Against New York Magazine
Roger Ailes, the co-founder and recently ousted CEO of Fox News, has hired a well-known libel lawyer for a possible suit against New York magazine and its reporter Gabriel Sherman. Ailes has retained Charles Harder, a Hollywood lawyer who most recently ...
Lawyer matches donations to San Antonio Pets Alive!
SAN ANTONIO -- A San Antonio lawyer is working to help save the lives of animals in the Alamo City in honor of her mother. Michelle Maloney, of Marynell Maloney Law Firm, PLLC, matched $25,000 in donations made to San Antonio Pets Alive! after her ...
Lyons: Lawyer's million-dollar writing style inspires trust
But if something goes awry and police investigators should question him, Lawyer Michael Gyan can simply say “I was contacting this journalistic gentlemen in hopes he could help me find the relatives of my late client, who is now deceased.” One must be ...
Clayton Baker named 2016 Oustanding Young Lawyer
Unlike some recipients, and many in the past who were surprised at being honored, Baker was surprised earlier by the call at his law office in Grove when he learned that he would receive the 2016 Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. Baker, with the Logan ...