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Jim Carrey Lawyer Releases Cathriona White Photos Amid Lawsuit ...
Jim Carrey Lawyer Releases Cathriona White Photos Amid Lawsuit ...
Jim Carrey's Lawyer Releases Touching Photos of Actor and Late Girlfriend Cathriona White Amid Lawsuit
In a statement provided to PEOPLE Saturday, Burton's lawyer, Michael J. Avenatti, said: "Jim Carrey and his 'fixers' are trying to distract people away from the fact that Carrey gave Cat three STDs, lied about it, dumped her, called her a whore (her ...
Harvard-trained lawyer admits to going 'Gone Girl' in a bizarre kidnapping case
New developments in the so-called “Gone Girl” case in Northern California. The defendant, a disbarred lawyer, pleading guilty to kidnapping a young woman. Details of the plot so confusing, authorities first believed the whole thing was a hoax. ABC's ...
Accused mobster, near death, denies ties to Boston art heist: lawyer
BOSTON An accused mobster on what may be his death bed once again denied knowing anything about the whereabouts of paintings stolen from a Boston museum in the largest art heist in U.S. history, his lawyer said on Saturday. Robert Gentile, 80, faces ...
Bail is revoked for embattled Norristown lawyer
Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O'Neill on Tuesday revoked the $100,000 bail that had allowed embattled criminal defense lawyer Vincent A. Cirillo Jr. to remain free while he awaited his Oct. 4 trial on the rape charges. The bail revocation was the ...
Lawyer Subject To Injunction Defends Timeshare Charitable Deduction Appraisals
The timeshare industry and a massive tax scam based on overvaluation. Shocking, shocking. Next thing you know, we'll find out that there was gambling at Rick's . Yesterday the Justice Department announced that a federal court in Helena, Montana has ...
Deepwater Horizon: Susquehanna County lawyer remembers trial against BP
UNION DALE — A movie that opened this weekend nationwide centers around the Deepwater Horizon disaster of 2010. The drilling rig explosion caused the worst oil spill in U.S. history, leaving 11 people dead and millions of barrels of oil spilling in ...
Lawyer: Fatal shooting of Vermont man was justified
WINOOSKI, Vt. (AP) — The lawyer representing the policeman who fatally shot a Vermont man says he expects his client will be cleared. The Burlington Free Press reported ( (link) 2dFPTN7 ) that the lawyer's client plans to continue his law ...
Lawyer speaks claims Iran behind Sadr disappearance
Iranian human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi has accused Iran of playing a role behind the disappearance of Lebanese leader Musa al-Sadr during a trip to Libya in 1978. Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ebadi spoke for the first time about the fate of Imam al ...
Lawyer says 3 Egyptian Journalists arrested were tortured
CAIRO – The lawyer for three Egyptian journalists who were arrested while conducting street interviews says they were beaten and tazered by security officers during questioning at a central Cairo station. Fatma Serag told The Associated Press Sunday ...
A Home Invasion, A Torture Session, One Lawyer Nearly Killing Another—The Gruesome November Night in One of ...
A Home Invasion, A Torture Session, One Lawyer Nearly Killing Another—The Gruesome November Night in One of ...
Lawyer: FBI agents posed as film crew in Bundy standoff
(Las Vegas Review-Journal) FBI agents posed as a documentary film crew to gather evidence during their investigation into the April 2014 standoff near the Bundy family ranch in Bunkerville, a defense lawyer disclosed in court papers Friday. Attorney ...
THE WATCHDOGS: CPS lawyer oversaw work done by his former firm
But the newly obtained documents show Marmer reviewed drafts of a lawsuit the firm was preparing to file on behalf of CPS and sent revisions of the planned suit to Jenner & Block lawyers. The records also show Claypool knew Marmer was communicating ...
Lawyer: Jury should hear about Tulsa officer's 'auditory exclusion'
OKLAHOMA CITY — A lawyer for a white Oklahoma police officer charged in an unarmed black man's death says she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive or the deadly gunshot she fired. Tulsa officer Betty Shelby ...
Republicans Say They'll Lodge Complaint on Clinton Lawyer Mills
The RNC's letter to the D.C. Bar says that that Mills may have violated a rule against a lawyer accepting “other employment in connection with a matter which is the same as, or substantially related to, a matter in which the lawyer participated ...
Bail is revoked for embattled Norristown lawyer
Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O'Neill on Tuesday revoked the $100,000 bail that had allowed embattled criminal defense lawyer Vincent A. Cirillo Jr. to remain free while he awaited his Oct. 4 trial on the rape charges. The bail revocation was the ...
'Firebrand' labor lawyer dies
MILFORD — Funeral services will be held Tuesday for a labor attorney who began his career as a legal aid lawyer in Bridgeport and later sued Gov. John Rowland over the state's use of replacement workers during a 2001 nursing home strike. John Michael ...
Lawyer for accused Syracuse homeless shelter murderer says another man confessed
Syracuse, NY -- The lawyer for a Syracuse man accused of a fatal stabbing at a homeless shelter revealed today that someone else may have confessed to the crime. Daniel Jones, 32, was accused of the May 2015 murder of Gary Paris Jr. at the Catholic ...
Lawyers take reader vote for most famous BigLaw lawyer way too seriously
A publication's call for readers to name the most famous practicing BigLaw lawyer was intended to be fun. The idea began with a “casually tossed off question” in the news room of Bloomberg Big Law Business, according to the original story describing ...
Lawyer Wants Murder Charges for Officers Who Shot Joseph Mann
SACRAMENTO -- The family of a mentally ill man killed by Sacramento Police officers in July held a press conference, announcing they would pursue legal action against the officers. Oakland based Civil Rights attorney John Burris is calling for the two ...
Be Smart and Lawyer-up!
Last week we hosted a book forum for Professor James Duane's new title, You Have the Right to Remain Innocent. In addition to learning something about constitutional and criminal law, this lecture offers valuable practical advice that can help you and ...
RNC Attacks Tim Kaine For Being A Lawyer In 'Willie Horton' Style Ad
One day before the vice presidential debate, the Republican National Committee released an ad attacking Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine for his time as a criminal defense attorney. Today, the RNC tweeted a Roll Call story that compares the ad to the Willie ...
CTU blasts CPS for deal with top lawyer's former firm
The Chicago Teachers Union on Monday slammed Chicago Public Schools' top attorney for supervising the work his former law firm did for the district earlier this year. CTU Vice President Jesse Sharkey blasted Ron Marmer, CPS CEO Forrest Claypool's ...
Lawyer blames 'malcontents' for fraud case against California Valley officials
Two California Valley Community Services District directors accused of felony election fraud over their disputed residency in the community have pleaded not guilty to several felony charges, with an attorney for one saying the case was politically ...
Bronx fake immigration lawyer jailed until he pays back victims
A Bronx fraudster who has made a career out of posing as an immigration lawyer has been tossed in jail until he pays the restitution owed to his victims, state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Monday. Edwin Rivera, 68, has been preying on ...
Dashcam police video shows 'execution' of California black man: lawyer
LOS ANGELES Two Sacramento police officers heard on a dashboard-camera video discussing how they might run down a fleeing black man with their patrol car before killing him in a burst of gunfire should be charged with murder, a lawyer for his family ...
Johnny Manziel's Lawyer Filed Paperwork To Retain 'Johnny Football' Trademark
A lawyer who represents Johnny Manziel filed paperwork with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office Friday to retain the “Johnny Football” nickname, according to ESPN's Darren Rovell. The former Heisman Trophy winner's lawyer filed the claim one day ...
Gloucester top cop's lawyer rips dismissal
Gloucester top cop's lawyer rips dismissal. Mayor: Chief lied, I lost faith. Matt Stout, Jessica Heslam Tuesday, October 04, 2016. Credit: Christopher Evans. TAKING SIDES: Gloucester police Chief Leonard Campanello, above, reads over a statement ...
Springfield defense lawyer indicted for alleged rape, sexual assault of clients
SPRINGFIELD — A Hampden County grand jury has indicted a Springfield defense lawyer for allegedly raping one of his clients and sexually assaulting another. James J. Martin, 40, is scheduled for arraignment Tuesday in Hampden Superior Court on ...
Renowned lawyer calls for Saudi bill similar to JASTA
Renowned international lawyer Dr. Khaled Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Nuwaisser has urged Saudi authorities to enact a bill similar to the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) passed by the US Congress recently, saying the Saudi JASTA would give ...
Georgia boy's death in hot car was accident, not dad's intent: lawyer
A Georgia man accidentally left his toddler son to die in a hot car in 2014 but did not kill him intentionally in order to pursue online sex as prosecutors contend, his defense lawyer argued on Tuesday. Justin Harris, 35, could be sentenced to life in ...
Serial Scammer Jailed For Posing As An Immigration Lawyer
Police arrested a Bronx man yesterday for continuing to scam immigrants by posing as an immigration lawyer after repeated court orders demanding that he stop, dating back more than a decade. Edwin Rivera, 68, ran an operation called Immigracion Hoy ...
Lawyer: Girl Pepper-Sprayed by Police Won't Face Charges
A 15-year-old Maryland girl who was handcuffed, pepper-sprayed and charged with assaulting police officers after her bicycle hit a car won't face court proceedings, community service or supervision by juvenile authorities under an agreement her lawyer ...
Texas man accused of dismembering student 'coerced': lawyer
The Texas man accused of killing a 24-year-old college student who was found dismembered and burned last month was "coerced and enticed" into giving statements to police, his lawyer says. Jacqueline Vandagriff was seen in surveillance video with ...
Lawyer's Cross-X Of Police And Trying To Understand The Unimaginable
As we have established, I am a Small Town Lawyer. I am substantially more likely to be a white, heterosexual, privileged man.[1] My contribution to the conversation will be trite, it will be uninformed, and it will under-articulate the horror that ...
Corrupting Trump's lawyer, ignoring a new threat from Cuba, and other notable commentary
Eric Felten at The Weekly Standard is concerned over “the ugly turn the election has taken” with the partial leak of Donald Trump's 1995 tax returns. Especially troubling is that The New York Times managed to get “an elderly lawyer to violate his duty ...
Montco defense lawyer admits raping unconscious client
A longtime Montgomery County defense lawyer on Tuesday admitted raping a 22-year-old unconscious client at her West Norriton apartment last year. Hours into jury selection for his potential trial, Vincent A. Cirillo Jr., who for more than a year had ...
Lawyer: New York Times Broke Law Publishing Donald Trump's Tax Information
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Robert Barnes, a California based lawyer familiar with tax defense cases, said the New York Times broke the law by publishing tax information revealing Donald Trump lost $916 million in 1995 that they received in the mail ...
Following Coverage Of Trademark Dispute, Lawyer Demands Image On News Story Be Taken Down As Infringing
It seems that the lawyers for the Tito's Tacos in California are a bit confused as to how trademark law works in conjunction with the basic federal laws governing how the press operates. The link above comes from the Brattleboro Reformer, a news group ...
The Latest: Lawyer Says Police Acted Reasonably in Killing
An attorney representing two Sacramento, California, police officers says they acted reasonably when they fatally shot a knife-wielding, mentally disturbed black man in July. Judith Odbert said in a lengthy statement Tuesday that the officers were ...
Lawyer loses suit over FBISD truancy process
The challenge for a judge when ruling in a civil rights lawsuit like Harrington's is to protect public entities, like FBISD or Fort Bend County, from unfounded lawsuits without discouraging lawyers from representing clients with legitimate grievances ...
Lawyer cries foul as Derrick Rose speaks out about rape case
Derrick Rose's rape trial got underway in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday and the NBA star was halfway across the country saying he planned to win the lawsuit. Rose told reporters in Houston before the Knicks exhibition opener that he didn't settle the ...
Nick Gordon 'Legally Responsible' in Bobbi Kristina Brown's Death: Lawyer
Gordon failed to appear – for the second time – in Atlanta, Georgia, court Friday morning in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Brown's estate last year, Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford said. Because Gordon has failed to appear ...
Lawyer says California police acted reasonably in killing
Robert Mann, right, the brother of Joseph Mann, who was killed by Sacramento Police in July, discusses the shooting of his brother during a news conference Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, in Sacramento, Calif. Mann, accompanied by his sister,... (AP Photo/Rich ...
'Hotel hush-up': Lawyer of cleaner sexually abused by Qatari guest speaks to RT
Later on, after the abuse, she came to the hotel's security department and on the video from surveillance cameras she recognized the aggressor among the delegation members,” lawyer Maude Beckers told RT following the court ruling. She claimed that ...
Texas executes confessed killer who begged lawyer to not appeal
Texas has executed an admitted killer who begged his lawyers to stop filing appeals, saying he'd rather die than keep “living in this hell-hole.” Barney Fuller Jr. — who pleaded guilty to killing his neighbors in front of their children in 2003 after ...
Framingham Police: Lawyer assaults ex-employee with computer monitor
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. —A Framingham attorney assaulted a former employee after he confronted her and his ex-partner on Monday, angry that they were "stealing" business from him, authorities said. Police arrested probate lawyer Howard M. Lewis, 49, ...
NSA has lost some terrorists because of encryption, said NSA top lawyer
The NSA has lost some terrorists thanks to their adoption of strong encryption, but remains supportive of the use of the technology, which it believes is here to stay. These comments came from Glenn Gerstell, general counsel of the National Security ...
Erdogan's lawyer to file challenge after Germany drops investigation into comic's crude poem
A German lawyer says he will challenge a decision by German prosecutors to drop an investigation of a TV comic who wrote a crude poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Erdogan's lawyer, Michael-Hubertus von Sprenger, told The ...
Getting a free Onondaga Co. criminal lawyer is now much easier for thousands
Syracuse, NY -- Many more criminal suspects in Onondaga County will be eligible for a free lawyer starting this week. Anyone charged with a crime (misdemeanor or felony) who makes less than 250 percent of the federal poverty level now qualifies for a ...