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Did Casey Anthony Kill Caylee? Florida Mom Didn't Murder Daughter, Lawyer Insists
Casey Anthony has been under public scrutiny for years following the death of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Anthony. But defense attorney Cheney Mason, who represented the woman during her Florida murder trial, insists she did not kill her child no ...
Sean Kingston NEVER Dimed Out The Game to Cops ... Says Lawyer
0918-sean-kingston-the-game-TMZ-01 The Game is flat out wrong when he calls Sean Kingston a dirty snitch ... this according to Sean's lawyer, who swears her client never spoke to cops. This whole beef started when Sean got his $300k chain snatched at ...
Former NBCUniversal Lawyer David Burg Joins Boutique L.A. Law Firm Scheper Kim
David L. Burg, a senior attorney with NBCUniversal, is moving to the boutique Los Angeles litigation firm of Scheper Kim & Harris. The downtown Los Angeles firm plans to expand its motion picture and entertainment litigation practice with the addition ...
Ex-Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Home Invasion, Torture Attack of Former Boss and His Wife
A former lawyer cried as she pleaded guilty Monday for her role in a home invasion and attack on her ex-boss and his wife, a crime for which her husband is already serving life in prison. Alecia Schmuhl, of Springfield, Virginia, pleaded guilty to five ...
Bridgegate lawyer uses vulgar names to discredit government's star witness
NEWARK — The defense attorney representing a former Gov. Chris Christie appointee facing federal charges over the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal said the government's star witness was "an enforcer" feared and hated by his co-workers, ...
Lawyer for 2013 building collapse victims: 'Salvation Army failed them all'
On Monday, lawyers for the six people killed and 13 injured on June 5, 2013, told a Philadelphia jury that they would prove that a wealthy New York City property owner and the Salvation Army itself were also links in a long chain of recklessness and ...
In a first for K&L Gates, Boston lawyer will chair firm
K&L Gates LLP has selected Boston-based financial services lawyer Michael Caccese to serve as the next chairman of its management committee, the first time in the law firm's history that a Boston attorney will hold the leadership position. Caccese will ...
San Jose lawyer faces disbarment for misconduct
The disbarment will officially go into effect when it is approved by the state Supreme Court. More than 187,000 attorneys actively practice law in California. Last year, the state Supreme Court disbarred 147 lawyers and suspended 247. Harwood used to ...
Lawyer for Victims: Recklessness Led to Building Collapse
A lawyer for the victims of a Philadelphia building collapse that killed six people and injured 13 others inside a thrift store says a long chain of recklessness caused the tragedy. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports ( (link) 2cZjapt ) lawyer ...
Trump Bemoans Bombing Suspect Getting Hospital Care, Lawyer
Trump added that “on top of all of that, he will be represented by an outstanding lawyer,” saying Rahami's case would take years to work its way through the criminal justice system until his eventual punishment is diluted. The Sixth Amendment ensures ...
Lawyer refutes report, says Michael Schumacher 'cannot walk' or stand
Contrary to a December 2015 report in Die Bunte magazine, Michael Schumacher "cannot walk" or even stand, a lawyer for the seven-time F1 champion said. The admission was made by attorney Felix Damm in a German court during proceedings for a ...
Robert Durst's lawyer: Indiana prison doesn't make sense
NEW ORLEANS – It doesn't make sense to send real estate heir Robert Durst to prison in Indiana, where he's been assigned, when he faces a murder trial in Los Angeles, Durst's attorney said Monday. "Our legal team is doing what they can to find out the ...
Trump: 'Sad' NY Bombing Suspect Gets Quality Medical Care, Lawyer
And he'll probably even have room service, knowing the way our country is." He added, "And on top of all that, he will be represented by an outstanding lawyer. His case will go through the various court systems for years and, in the end, people will ...
Trump Unhappy With New York Bombing Suspect's Access to Hospital, Lawyer
He will be taken care of by some of the best doctors in the world," Trump told supporters in Florida. "And on top of all of that, he will be represented by an outstanding lawyer. His case will go through the various court systems for years and in the ...
Casey Anthony's Lawyer Tells All: 'She Got Away With Justice'
It's been five years since a Florida jury found Casey Anthony not guilty in first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse, and aggravated manslaughter in the death of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, but the case continues to fascinate many. In a ...
Sean Kingston Didn't Snitch On The Game, His Lawyer Says
In a quote obtained by TMZ, Kingston's lawyer, Michelle Iarusso claims that the crooner never mentioned The Game to authorities the night he was robbed of his $300,000 chain at a Los Angeles nightclub, months ago. “At no time did my client bring up The ...
Angelina Jolie files for divorce from Brad Pitt, lawyer says
Angelina Jolie Pitt has filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, seeking full physical custody and joint legal custody of their six children. The decision to divorce was made “for the health of the family,” attorney Robert Offer, who represents Jolie Pitt ...
Facebook Algorithms Take Down WordPress Lawyer's Post About Idiocy Of Algorithmic Takedowns
We've had a lot of talk lately about the idiocy of automated content blocking, whether done by Facebook or by big movie studios like Warner Bros. issuing automated DMCA takedowns on its own site. Paul Sieminski*, the General Counsel for Automattic, was ...
Lebanese man sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in Iran: lawyer
WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran sentenced Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese citizen with permanent U.S. residency, to 10 years in prison and a $4.2 million fine after he was found guilty of collaborating against the state, his U.S.-based lawyer announced on ...
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Divorce Confirmed By Lawyer
Angelina Jolie's lawyer has confirmed that she filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, her partner of 12 years and husband of 2 years. “This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting, and asks that the family be given its ...
Angelina Jolie's divorce lawyer just repped Johnny Depp and 11 other things to know
Wasser is known as the go-to-divorce lawyer in Tinseltown, and fresh off of representing Johnny Depp in his very conscious uncoupling from Amber Heard, she is now representing Angelina Jolie in her split from Brad Pitt. In honor of the dozen years ...
Dylan Lentini trial opens: Lawyer pitches self-defense claim to jury
Lentini's lawyer, Walter "Buddy" Sakowski, told the jury that Wimbert had forced the younger man to perform sexual acts after feeding him eggnog that might have been tainted with drugs. On the second night together, the much heavier Wimbert tried to ...
Influential Detroit lawyer Robert Mitchell dies at 91
Longtime Detroit criminal defense lawyer Robert Mitchell, a colorful character known to generations of lawyers as “the Chief,” died Sunday. He was 91 and had suffered from respiratory issues. With his gravelly voice, colorful suits and a cigar, Mr ...
Video Shows Terence Crutcher Was Not Reaching Into Car When Shot, Lawyer Says
Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Oklahoma last week, was not reaching into his car when the fatal shot was fired, a lawyer for his family said on Tuesday. Graphic video of the fatal shooting on ...
NYC teens 'are lying' in child sex abuse case, says lawyer
In the 2009 case, Abreu allegedly approached the girl with her mother and sister on her graduation day and told her that if she worked for him he could help her get an immigration lawyer and into college. The teen was paid $100 a week as Abreu's ...
J'Ouvert shooting suspect indicted in 'witch hunt': lawyer
The lawyer for a Brooklyn man indicted in the killing of an aspiring accountant during the J'Ouvert celebration says his client was denied a fair shake before a grand jury. Last week, a Brooklyn grand jury indicted Reginald Moise, 20, in the second ...
Lawyer for ex-Auburn TE Landon Rice says rape allegation is false
AUBURN, Ala. -- The defense team for former Auburn tight end Landon Rice has issued a statement regarding the rape allegation against him. Augusta Dowd said Tuesday, "The legal team will deal with the false accusations and be ready, willing, and able ...
Kenya: Man Charged With Murder of Three, Lawyer Calls for ...
Kenya: Man Charged With Murder of Three, Lawyer Calls for ...
JonBenet Ramsey Family Lawyer to Sue CBS Over Documentary Claims
The lawyer for the family of JonBenet Ramsey, the child beauty queen killed in 1996, is threatening to sue CBS over what he claims are libelous accusations that Ramsey's brother, Burke, was responsible for her murder. More than 10 million people ...
ACLU lawyer: Boston police excessive force ruling a slippery slope
'NEVER CHARGED': Milton Gurin, above, is speaking out after his use-of-force complaint against a Hub police officer was rejected. Boston police Commissioner William B. Evans says the officer was within BPD policy, while ACLU lawyer Carl Williams ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Bombing Suspect Needs Access to Attorney
A federal defender is complaining that bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami has not had access to a lawyer since he was arrested in New Jersey on Monday. David E. Patton said in a letter to a federal judge Tuesday night that Rahami has been held and ...
Twice convicted kidnapper argues ineffective counsel, cites lawyer's medical condition
Avery Young argues his 2010 conviction for kidnapping should be thrown out because his attorney at the time, Robert Glass, provided ineffective counsel. The basis for the claim is that Glass showed impairing symptoms of his Parkinson's disease during ...
Clemency denied for Lake lawyer in DUI manslaughter case
TALLAHASSEE – A lawyer with deep family roots in Lake County won't get a reduced sentence for killing a man while driving drunk in 2009. The Florida Clemency Board on Wednesday rejected the commutation request from Bruce Duncan, a former Lake ...
Lawyer: Calif prosecutors could get Durst now, if they want
NEW ORLEANS – A lawyer for real estate heir Robert Durst says Los Angeles County prosecutors could get custody of him immediately, rather than waiting until he's moved to a federal prison in Indiana to serve time for a weapons conviction. Attorney Dick ...
Lawyer: Calif Prosecutors Could Get Durst Now, If They Want
A lawyer for real estate heir Robert Durst says Los Angeles County prosecutors could get custody of him immediately, rather than waiting until he's moved to a federal prison in Indiana to serve time for a weapons conviction. Attorney Dick DeGuerin ...
Lawyer says too many Kansas students left behind
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Latest on the Kansas Supreme Court's hearing on a school funding lawsuit (all times local): 11:15 a.m. A Kansas Supreme Court justice is suggesting that an order from the court on education funding might have to be targeted to ...
Chris Brown Lawyer DA's Got Zilch on My Client LAPD Says Not So Fast
0921-chris-brown-tmz Chris Brown's attorney seems to have an idea where the singer's assault case is headed ... nowhere. But cops are saying ... the investigation's in full swing. Brown's attorney, Mark Geragos, just suggested the case against Chris ...
NYC, N.J. bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami wants lawyer, hearing
Accused terror bomber Ahmad Khan Rahami, grilled by investigators for two days, wants to see a lawyer and a judge as soon as possible. The head of the Federal Defenders of New York, in a letter filed Tuesday in Manhattan Federal Court, claimed Rahami ...
8 Things About Angelina Jolie's A-List Jewish Divorce Lawyer
Angelina Jolie, who rocked the internet yesterday after TMZ announced her split with long-time partner Brad Pitt, has hired high-powered attorney Laura Wasser to represent her. And for good reason, it seems. This definitely isn't Wasser's first ride ...
Lawyer for July 4 Downtown shooting suspect denies allegations
An attorney representing the teenager charged with firing a gun and wounding four people on July 4 in Downtown said today that his client did not shoot anyone. “We obviously deny the allegations that have been levied against this young man,” attorney ...
Everything You Need to Know About Angelina Jolie's Mega-Powerful Divorce Lawyer
Most celeb watchers were caught off guard by Tuesday's revelation that Angelina Jolie had filed for divorce from Brad Pitt, but there's one aspect of the case that surprised no one: Jolie hired Laura Wasser, Hollywood's most famous divorce lawyer, ...
Old Lady Lawyer: It's Not Just Talk
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer We all squawk about the decline in civility in our profession, not to mention others. Rudeness, nasty emails and faxes (does anyone fax anymore?), snarky texts, whatever the written ...
Vegas Lawyer's 'Black Lives' Protest Resembles Ohio Case
John Juhasz Jr., a lawyer who represented Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Robert Mililch in the Ohio case, said federal case law he found shows that judges have broad discretion over decorum and defense lawyers are in court to represent their clients' ...
Lawyer fees reach $11 million for Twin Cities archdiocese
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has racked up $11 million in fees to attorneys and other professionals since declaring bankruptcy in January 2015. Another $1 million is divided between the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the ...
ESOP lawyer gets theatrical
The Milwaukee-area lawyer writes the lines and buys the costumes, then puts on his beret and directs skits starring volunteers from the audience to help explain ESOPs. So far he's written scripts using two themes — Batman and Star Wars — that have ...
Asia Pacific|Chinese Court Sentences Ai Weiwei's Lawyer to 12 Years for Fraud
BEIJING — A Beijing lawyer whose clients included the artist Ai Weiwei joined the swelling population of Chinese rights advocates in prison on Thursday, when a court sentenced him to 12 years after convicting him on fraud charges. The lawyer, Xia Lin ...
Why Hire a Lawyer When a Robot Will Do?
Lawyers, beware. Robots really are coming for your jobs. Exhibit A: Venture-capital firm Invoke Capital just made a multi-million-dollar investment in Luminance, which is developing artificial intelligence to automate the legal drudgery involved in ...
China sentences activist lawyer to 12 years as relentless crackdown continues
BEIJING — A Chinese lawyer who defended activists and others in politically sensitive cases was convicted of fraud and given 12 years in prison Thursday, his lawyers said. It is the harshest sentence to date in the relentless crackdown on China's ...
China: Lawyer Xia Lin sentenced to 12 years in jail
A court in Beijing has jailed a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer for 12 years on fraud charges, the latest verdict in China's ongoing crackdown on human rights defenders and activists. Xia Lin is best known for his work defending the outspoken ...
JonBenet Ramsey Family Lawyer: Why Burke Ramsey is Suing CBS Over New Murder Claims
In the wake of this dramatic conclusion, Ramsey family lawyer L. Lin Wood said he is suing CBS on Burke's behalf, arguing that the claims made against Burke are false and defamatory. In an opinion piece submitted to Newsweek, Wood explains why he and ...