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Lawyer questions interview in Warren County active shooter case
Mohammed Laghaoui's lawyer makes this claim in motions filed in Laghaoui's case, seeking a delay so that he can decide whether he should file a motion to suppress Laghaoui's statements to police. “The interview shows that law enforcement continue to ...
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is being tortured in prison, his lawyer claims
MEXICO CITY - A lawyer for Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman said Monday he will argue that his client has been the victim of torture. Attorney Jose Refugio Rodriguez said the convicted Sinaloa cartel boss' legal team has submitted evidence ...
Lawyer behind Houston shooting rampage was dressed up as a WWII-era Nazi: police
Houston police had previously confirmed that the shooting suspect was a Houston-based lawyer who was having financial troubles with his law firm. Police also said they found several weapons in the shooter's car, as well as additional Nazi paraphernalia ...
For Tenants Facing Eviction, New York May Guarantee a Lawyer
Despite $62 million set aside this fiscal year by Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, to bolster legal help, more than 70 percent of low-income tenants in New York City still go without lawyers in Housing Court, according to a report published in June by ...
Lawyer: NYPD Officer Charged in Shooting of Unarmed Motorist
A New York City police officer has been charged in the road-rage killing of an unarmed motorist. Defense attorney Stephen Worth confirmed Monday that a Brooklyn grand jury voted to indict Officer Wayne Isaacs on murder and manslaughter charges. He said ...
Houston Shooting Suspect a 'Disgruntled' Lawyer, Authorities Say
The suspect in Monday's shooting in Houston that wounded nine people was a heavily armed, “disgruntled” lawyer who died at the scene, city officials said. The shooter had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly ...
ACLU defending New York bombing suspect, calls lawyer delays 'disturbing'
On Monday, ACLU lawyer Alexander Shalom filed a notice of appearance as counsel for Rahami in federal court in Newark. His filing comes as prosecutors and federal public defenders in New York and New Jersey squabble over when Rahami will get a ...
Bombing Suspect 'Too Injured to See Lawyer'
(Newser) – New York and New Jersey bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami is still in the hospital and is too badly injured to have been arrested, let alone meet a lawyer, according to officials. In a court order Monday, US Magistrate Judge Mark Falk revealed ...
El Chapo's lawyer claims client was tortured in prison
MEXICO CITY — A lawyer for Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman said Monday he will argue that his client has been the victim of torture. Attorney Jose Refugio Rodriguez said the convicted Sinaloa cartel boss' legal team has submitted evidence ...
Woman Who Took Husband's Intestine on Flight Wanted It Tested, Lawyer Says
BERLIN — A Moroccan woman who took a piece of her dead husband's intestine on a flight to their home in Austria was carrying the sample because she suspected that he had been poisoned and she wanted European doctors to examine it, her lawyer said ...
Cop indicted for shooting ex-Spring Valley man: Lawyer
NEW YORK - A police officer has been charged in the killing of a former Spring Valley resident during a road rage incident earlier this year while the officer was off duty, the officer's lawyer said Monday. Officer Wayne Isaacs, 37, was expected to ...
Houston Shooting: Gunman Was 'Disgruntled' Lawyer with Nazi Emblems on His 'Military-Style' Attire During Attack
A gunman who injured at least nine people in Houston, Texas, on Monday was a disgruntled lawyer who wore a military-style outfit affixed with Nazi emblems during the attack, officials say. Authorities said the gunman had two weapons and more than 2,500 ...
New bill would guarantee a lawyer for tenants facing eviction
The City Council held a hearing Monday on a bill that would guarantee lawyers for all low-income residents facing eviction. The New York Times reports that the bill, which has the support of an overwhelming majority of council members, would make New ...
Lawyer: Texas Officer Protected by Immunity in Shooting
A lawyer for a white police officer who shot and killed a black man about three years ago after a foot chase argued Tuesday to an appeals court that his client should be protected by federal immunity. But state prosecutors disagreed, saying the case ...
Porsche-driving lawyer was Houston shooter
Police found two semiautomatic weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition but no firm reason why a Porsche-driving lawyer went on a shooting rampage in southwest Houston that concluded with his own death. Investigators on Tuesday identified the ...
Clinton docs released late because lawyer couldn't use smartphone ...
Clinton docs released late because lawyer couldn't use smartphone ...
Cliven Bundy lawyer wants off Bunkerville standoff case
Facing serious back problems, Cliven Bundy's lawyer is trying to withdraw from the Bunkerville standoff case. Attorney Joel Hansen said in court papers last week that he is preparing to have back surgery later this year and will be unable to ...
A Lawyer's Guide to Social Media (Part 4): LinkedIn
Choosing a lawyer online is just like choosing a TV or a car – there are numerous sites you can visit to gather information before you make a decision. LinkedIn is just going to be one of those sites that people go to when they look you up. The more ...
Judge apologizes after ripping Facebook for sending rookie lawyer
A Brooklyn federal judge — who admitted he doesn't do social media — was all frowny faced “sorry” emoji Tuesday as he apologized to a group of Facebook lawyers for losing his cool with one of their colleagues. “It was totally unfounded, and for that ...
Lawyer: Real estate heir Durst has been moved to Indiana
NEW ORLEANS – An attorney for New York real estate heir Robert Durst says he's been moved to a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. Dick DeGuerin (duh-GEHR-in) says in an emailed statement that the transfer Tuesday will delay proceedings in ...
Lawyer: Real Estate Heir Durst Has Been Moved to Indiana
The lawyer says the temporary move will make it harder for Durst's attorneys to visit and communicate with him. Durst pleaded guilty in New Orleans to a federal weapons charge. He was arrested early the morning that HBO broadcast the finale of a six ...
Child sex abuse inquiry: Top lawyer 'considering quitting'
The most senior lawyer working for the inquiry into child sexual abuse in England and Wales is considering resigning, the BBC understands. Ben Emmerson QC is believed to disagree with its new chairwoman, Professor Alexis Jay, over its future. The Times ...
American Apparel taps top lawyer as CEO as sale rumors swirl
American Apparel's incoming chief executive is a lawyer with a background in mergers and acquisitions and little retail experience — yet another sign that the troubled retailer may be heading for a sale soon. Chelsea Grayson has served as general ...
Zimmerman lawyer wants to bar statements from victim's friends
In pretrial motions filed Tuesday, defense lawyer John P. Rogers of St. Louis argued that many statements gathered by police from people who knew Pam Zimmerman are based on hearsay and could contain opinions formed after the friends had a chance to ...
Long after they split, lawyer Patrick Cousins still mysteriously meddling in Prince's affairs
It was undoubtedly a banner year for the lawyer's iconic boss, the year Prince capped off his insistent return to relevance. On February 4, a little more than an hour's drive from Cousins' tony West Palm Beach stomping grounds, His Purple Majesty held ...
Old Lady Lawyer: Lessons From A Baseball Great
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer For those of you who think that we dinosaurs should leave the stage, forfeit our careers, and move aside for younger lawyers, let me just say two words, “Vin Scully.” If you don't know ...
Accused killer Durst moved to Federal Prison: Lawyer
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney for New York real estate heir Robert Durst says he's been moved to a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. Dick DeGuerin (duh-GEHR-in) says in an emailed statement that the transfer Tuesday will delay proceedings in ...
Houston Gunman Who Injured Nine Identified as Lawyer Nathan DeSai, 46
Authorities said DeSai was a disgruntled lawyer who wore a military-style outfit affixed with Nazi emblems during the attack. Officials said the gunman had two weapons – with additional one in his Porsche – and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition ...
Lawyer who wore Nazi emblems during rampage founded Jewish frat
The Nazi-emblem wearing lawyer shot dead by police after a suburban Houston rampage that wounded nine people helped found a Jewish fraternity in his college days, according to friends. Investigators have not identified a motive in Nathan Desai's Monday ...
Obama's former Supreme Court lawyer, Don Verrilli, joins LA law firm
In June, Verrilli stepped down after a momentous five-year term as the government's top lawyer before the Supreme Court. He had served in the Justice Department and the White House counsel's office before the president asked him to step into the job ...
'Barefoot Bandit' released from prison; will work for lawyer
SEATTLE – The man who became known as the "Barefoot Bandit" during a teenage crime spree in stolen cars, boats and planes has been transferred from prison to a work-release facility. KOMO-TV reports (https://goo.gl/JXp2xe ) that the Washington ...
BU professor meant 'intimacy' with students, not harm, lawyer says
The prominent Boston University music professor accused of sexually harassing two of his students intended affection, not harm, when he touched and kissed the women, the university's lawyer argued in court Wednesday. The lawyer said Eric Ruske, ...
'Ukraine fully responsible for security of its own airspace' – MH17 victims' lawyer to RT
While international investigators suspect Russia of supplying rebels with the Buk missile system that downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, a lawyer representing four victims' families in relation to the case blames Kiev ...
Lawyer: West Haven abusing its powers to push private development
Robert McNamara of the northern Virginia-based Institute for Justice, a lawyer for one of the plaintiffs, Robert McGinnity and his family, said their two properties — including the house at 241 First Ave. in which McGinnity grew up — “are not for ...
Lawyer Says FBI Immunity Offer Rejected in $81 Million Heist
A Philippine banker accused of helping to launder $81 million of stolen Bangladesh foreign reserves has been offered immunity from U.S. prosecution by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a proposal that her lawyer said had been rejected. Talks between ...
Suspension of child abuse inquiry lawyer a 'devastating blow'
The suspension of the most senior lawyer to the troubled public inquiry into institutional child abuse has been called a devastating blow to survivors of abuse. Ben Emmerson QC was suspended before he was expected to resign over apparent disagreements ...
Lead lawyer in troubled UK child sex inquiry suspended
LONDON – Britain's long-running official inquiry into child sex abuse has suffered another setback with the suspension of its lead lawyer. The inquiry said Thursday that chief counsel Ben Emmerson was suspended Thursday because of concerns about his ...
Lawyer's View: Recent Days at Standing Rock
I am a civil rights lawyer, just back from my second stay at the Standing Rock Camp where I am part of the Camp's legal team -- the Red Owl Collective assembled by the National Lawyers Guild. We are pro bono attorneys and legal workers seeking to ...
Law firms turn to non-lawyer experts to enhance…
Some firms are finding profits, and success, in relying on non-lawyer experts from other industries as a means of providing better services to their clients. In a Tuesday story in the Legal Intelligencer, several firms have started utilizing “content ...
Lawyer Posts Hilarious Free Legal Advice Based On Crazy Things He's Seen
With over 19 years' experience practicing law, L. Scott Briscoe has seen some things. Lucky for us, he's decided to use that experience to craft some very helpful legal tips based on the honestly mind-boggling events he's witnessed. Check out the full ...
Lawyer: Man Fatally Shot by Police Officer Posed No Threat
A black motorcyclist posed no threat to the life of the District of Columbia police officer who shot and killed him, an attorney for the man's relatives said Thursday as he called for city officials to release more information about the circumstances ...
Judge lets Cliven Bundy's lawyer withdraw from Bunkerville standoff ...
Judge lets Cliven Bundy's lawyer withdraw from Bunkerville standoff ...
Disbarred lawyer pleads guilty in NorCal 'Gone Girl' kidnap once called hoax
The suspect in the Vallejo, Calif. kidnapping of Denise Huskins has plead guilty on Thursday, September 29, 2016. (KGO-TV). AP. Thursday, September 29, 2016 01:59PM. SACRAMENTO, Calif. --. A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney pleaded ...
Officer's lawyer: Jury should hear about auditory exclusion
OKLAHOMA CITY – A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer accused of manslaughter in an unarmed black man's death says she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she ...
Officer's Lawyer: Jury Should Hear About Auditory Exclusion
A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer accused of manslaughter in an unarmed black man's death says she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she fired from her ...
Disbarred Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Kidnap Once Called Hoax
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A disbarred Harvard University-trained attorney is trying to avoid a life prison sentence with a plea bargain in a kidnapping so elaborate and bizarre that police in California initially dismissed it as a hoax. Matthew Muller ...
Hero fireman gave up lucrative lawyer gig to follow in dad's footsteps
The battalion chief killed in a Bronx drug-house explosion this week was a corporate lawyer making a comfortable six figures when he abruptly quit that life and joined the FDNY, relatives told The Post on Thursday. “He was an amazing, amazing man ...
Writer and attorney Albert Lebowitz at his desk in 1966, the year Random House published his first book, "Laban's ...
Writer and attorney Albert Lebowitz at his desk in 1966, the year Random House published his first book, "Laban's ...
Lawyer: Jury Should Hear About Cop's 'Auditory Exclusion'
A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer charged in an unarmed black man's death said she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she fired. Tulsa officer Betty Shelby ...
Britain's child abuse inquiry denies crisis as top lawyer quits
LONDON Britain's beleaguered national inquiry into child sex abuse, one of its largest and most expensive ever undertaken, has denied it is in crisis after its most senior lawyer became the latest figure to quit. The multi-million pound inquiry ...