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Lawyer for Sacramento cops defends shooting of homeless man
A mentally ill homeless man killed by two California police officers "was not an unarmed black male minding his own business and shot for racial reasons," a lawyer for the cops claims. Sacramento Officers John Tennis and Randy Lozoya faced a ...
Musical Chairs: The Latest Lawyer Losses At A Top Biglaw Firm
Modern entrance with revolving door The venerable law firm of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, one of the nation's oldest law practices, has been through a lot in its more than 200 years of existence. It has hired up, and it has slimmed down. It has ...
Lawyers Fail The Middle Class — Would Non-Lawyer Ownership Of Firms Help?
And unlike politics, lawyers are more likely to publicly decry the struggles the industry faces in closing the justice gap for the poor than to pander to the middle class. That's to their credit… but it leaves the middle class both unable to pay for ...
Lawyer: US plotted to get cellphone in Turkey man's arrest
NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for a Turkish businessman arrested on charges he helped Iran evade U.S. sanctions says the government illegally obtained access to his client's cellphone. Attorney Ben Brafman made the cellphone argument as he asked a ...
Lawyer: US Plotted to Get Cellphone in Turkish Man's Arrest
The U.S. government illegally gained access to a Turkish businessman's iPhone and computer when he was arrested at a Florida airport in the spring, defense lawyers argued Wednesday as they asked a federal judge in New York to toss out the evidence ...
Lawyer: Video of Scott shooting leaves key questions unanswered
But in the video, the family lawyer noted, Scott appeared to lurch forward before falling backward. Police say that they saw Scott holding a gun before he was shot – and that they recovered a loaded gun with his fingerprints and DNA after the shooting ...
Old Lady Lawyer: There's No Business Like Business Development
old lady lawyer elderly woman grandmother grandma laptop computer Irving Berlin, one of our most prolific and beloved songwriters, who wrote, among other classics, White Christmas and God Bless America, also wrote a song called There's No Business ...
Las Vegas lawyer accused of wielding handgun during deposition
Las Vegas police are investigating allegations that lawyer James Pengilly recently pulled out a handgun in the midst of a hostile deposition at his office, sending a witness and his attorney scrambling for the exit. Mark Stuhmer, who previously filed a ...
Defense lawyer raises new questions about secretly recorded jailhouse calls
A defense lawyer has stepped forward to allege the federal detention center in Pahrump secretly recorded her confidential phone conversations with a client and then turned over the recordings to prosecutors in the case. Kathleen Bliss, a former ...
Old-school lawyer reflects on internet-age marketing
I am 62 years old, a lawyer and sole practitioner. I am comfortable with old school marketing. My experience, however, is that continued success will require at least some participation in the digital marketplace, like it or not. I recently read a ...
Derrick Rose's lawyer says his client was targeted by alleged rape victim
During the hearing, federal jury members dabbed their eyes as the woman's lawyer Waukeen McCoy described the assault. He said the woman woke up with a sore vagina, had lubricant all over her body and remembered that Rose retrieved his used ...
Lawyer is ordered to pay $1.75M in punitive damages for alleged meritless suit
Jurors found lawyer Mark Halpern of Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, liable for $1.75 million on Sept. 30, the Legal Intelligencer (sub. req.) reports. Jurors also found Halpern's former client liable for $300,000 in punitives. The lawyer who won the award ...
AG's office charges prominent Pittsburgh liquor license lawyer in ...
AG's office charges prominent Pittsburgh liquor license lawyer in ...
Woman Accused Of Child Abuse Now Fears For Her Life, Lawyer Tells Judge
The Groton woman charged with abusing and neglecting a 13-month-old boy placed in her care by the state appeared briefly in court Thursday morning, and her lawyer said she fears for her life. Crystal Magee's face was tear-streaked and she stood next to ...
Wife charged in fatal shooting of maritime lawyer in Alexandria
A longtime Navy captain and maritime lawyer from Alexandria was killed Wednesday by his wife, according to police. Rolf Marshall, 75, suffered one gunshot wound about 10:45 Wednesday morning and died in the hospital, police said. Paula Thompson ...
Trump's own bankruptcy lawyers say he lies so much they could only meet with him in pairs
Donald Trump's own bankruptcy lawyers testified that they had a policy of not meeting with the real estate mogul alone because he had a “problem” of constantly lying. On Tuesday, Buzzfeed published thousands of pages of court filings from three of ...
Police investigate report that lawyer drew gun during high-tension deposition
Police are investigating a report that a Las Vegas lawyer pulled a gun during a high-tension deposition in his office. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the allegation is detailed in court papers filed against attorney James Pengilly. He denies ...
Top Clinton Lawyer Quietly Continues Voter ID Challenges
Hillary Clinton's top campaign lawyer filed a motion on behalf of a liberal Wisconsin group seeking to suspend the state's voter identification law on Election Day, the latest development in a string of lawsuits that began after liberal billionaire ...
Woman testifies in rape lawsuit against Derrick Rose
During a break in testimony, a lawyer for the two friends objected to the woman's amount of crying and asked the judge to order her to not cry. The judge said he was unaware of courts that have ordered witnesses to not to cry. "I'm not going to order ...
Lawyers: Lost evidence, misconduct make defending Cosby hard
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers blame his arrest on sexual assault charges on "a perfect storm" of mistakes by a federal judge and misconduct by an ambitious prosecutor and celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred. In court papers Thursday, they said ...
Trump's former bankruptcy lawyer says he brought a witness to meetings with Trump to prevent him from 'lying'
A former lawyer for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said during a 1993 deposition that he would bring another lawyer to meetings with Trump in an effort to prevent the real estate mogul from lying, according to documents obtained by ...
Donald Trump's own lawyer called him a liar in 1992 deposition - NY ...
Donald Trump's own lawyer called him a liar in 1992 deposition - NY ...
Trump's Lawyer: His Near-Death Experience Claim Was “Absolutely Not True”
In addition to the discussion in the biographies, however, one of his lawyers at the time, Patrick McGahn, testified under oath that the story was not true. McGahn said bluntly that “Donald was never going to be on the helicopter.” Trump had a meeting ...
Clayton lawyer wants statements to police suppressed
A judge has reserved decision whether certain statements murder suspect Thomas Clayton made to police should be allowed into evidence at his trial. Steuben County Judge Peter Bradstreet heard testimony from several law enforcement officers during an ...
Legal series about disgraced BigLaw lawyer debuts this month
Billy Bob Thornton plays a former BigLaw lawyer seeking redemption in a new series available on Amazon Prime Video beginning Oct. 14. The co-writer and producer of the 10-episode series is David Kelley, known for his work on Ally McBeal and The ...
'This could be bigger than phone-hacking,' says lawyer pursuing News UK over the 'Fake Sheikh'
The lawyer is now working to process the claims and said it is too early to say how News UK will respond. "It's always possible [News UK could settle]. There have been no offers yet, but we haven't made any claim yet, so I wouldn't expect there to be ...
New ethics charges for lawyer in theft case
Thad Jelinske, 56, was named in a complaint from the Office of Lawyer Regulation just days after he had been charged in Waukesha County theft for some of the same activity. The OLR complaint seeks an 18-month law license suspension for Jelinske, ...
Television|Billy Bob Thornton Plays a Lawyer in 'Goliath.' A Drunkard, Too.
Enter Billy McBride (Billy Bob Thornton), the liver-pickling lawyer in “Goliath,” Mr. Kelley's new series for Amazon. In the first couple of episodes, Billy gets dumped by his client, lands in the drunk tank and curses a judge in open court. Once ...
The Addicted Lawyer: My Moot Court Partner Was Jose Cuervo
With “sharks” in the title, you might think it's about lawyers, but it's actually about the cutthroat world of Hollywood producers. In one particular scene, the character Buddy Ackerman, a top movie executive played by Kevin Spacey, is on the phone ...
Lawyer to File Complaint Over German Poem Probe
BERLIN (AP) — A lawyer for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday he will challenge a decision by German prosecutors to drop an investigation of a TV comic who wrote a crude poem about the president. Erdogan's lawyer ...
Derrick Rose will be called to testify in civil rape trial, lawyer for accuser says
The lawyer for an ex-girlfriend accusing NBA star Derrick Rose and two of his friends of rape said Friday he will call Rose to the witness stand after the defense finishes cross-examining his client. Attorney Waukeen McCoy said Rose would be the next ...
Peter Thiel's Lawyer Isn't Stopping His War on Journalists
Silicon Valley billionaire and Donald Trump delegate Peter Thiel has defended his legal attack against Gawker Media by claiming the company “routinely published thinly sourced, nasty articles that attacked and mocked people.” At the same time, he has ...
Shayna Hubers still looking for a lawyer
The murder of Poston, a handsome young lawyer from a prominent Northern Kentucky family, drew national attention, including a profile on "48 Hours." The case seemed closed in August 2015 when Campbell County Circuit Court Judge Fred A. Stine ...
NBC Developing Art Thief-Turned-Lawyer Drama From George Gallo & Hazy Mills
Written by Gallo and Josh Posner, In Defense of Tom Parish centers on Tom Parish, a successful Manhattan defense attorney who was once a high-end art thief. After a stretch in a federal prison where he learned the law, he reinvented himself and quickly ...
Lawyer: Backpage.com CEO Will Fight Sex Trafficking Charges
Handcuffed and dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, the chief executive of an internet site authorities accuse of being "a hub for the illegal sex trade" waived extradition to California on Friday, and his attorney vowed to fight the "trumped up" sex ...
Univision Has No Plans To Remove Stories In Response To Demands From Peter Thiel-Backed Lawyer
Charles Harder, the Hollywood lawyer paid by billionaire investor Peter Thiel to represent Hulk Hogan in lawsuits against Gawker Media, is continuing his pursuit of Gawker's former employees. On Friday, Gizmodo, a publication previously owned by Gawker ...
Manuela Herzer Dumps, Then Sues, Her Lawyer in Sumner Redstone Case (EXCLUSIVE)
But now l'affaire Redstone has a new and unexpected chapter, with Herzer turning against the flamboyant lawyer who had been her champion in multiple courtrooms on both coasts. Herzer has charged in a lawsuit and a complaint to the State Bar that ...
Columbia Police and attorney general's office violated Sixth Amendment, lawyer says
It says he then spoke with his lawyer in a holding cell, and police videotaped the conversation. The memo goes on to say that the recording was then given to the Attorney General's office as part of the case file. Its existence was not revealed in ...
Lawyer for Derrick Rose seeking mistrial over undisclosed text message
LOS ANGELES (AP) — There was no text message that specifically gave Derrick Rose permission to have sex with his ex-girlfriend, but for the NBA star the signs were clear, he testified Friday in a lawsuit that accuses him and two friends of raping the ...
Sumner Redstone's Ex Fires Her Lead Lawyer, Then Sues Him ...
Sumner Redstone's Ex Fires Her Lead Lawyer, Then Sues Him ...
Lawyer prepares complaint against county judicial candiate
OLYMPIA — As Attorney General Bob Ferguson considers legal action against a Snohomish County judicial candidate for alleged campaign finance violations, a Moses Lake criminal defense lawyer moved Friday to do so on his own. Attorney Robert ...
Backpage.com CEO transferred from Texas to California jail
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The chief executive of an internet site authorities contend is a hub for the illegal sex trade has been transferred from Texas to a California jail where's he's being held without bail. Backpage.com CEO Carl Ferrer was booked into ...
Roslyn Litman, Antitrust Lawyer and Civil Liberties Advocate, Dies at 88
Ms. Litman pursued the case, an unconventional challenge to antitrust law, with her husband and law partner, S. David Litman, and another lawyer, Howard Specter. They argued that the N.B.A. had in effect illegally banned Mr. Hawkins and deprived him of ...
RNC Lawyers Look For Legal Avenues To Dump Trump
Lawyers at the Republican National Committee are assessing what legal remedies, if any, could allow the committee to remove Donald Trump as the party's standard bearer. Though the Manhattan mogul would almost certainly have to cooperate in any effort ...
Orlando lawyer pushes into Pensacola
It's been hard to miss in recent months, the phrase that so many in other parts of the state have had ringing in their ears for years: “For the People.” It's the inescapable slogan for Orlando personal-injury attorney John Morgan, whose firm, Morgan ...
Around Burlington: Lawyer in land dispute had real 'Star' power
In the early part of the 19th century, the principal business of southeast Iowa rapidly was becoming litigation. The Iowa frontier had become a Happy Hunting Ground for lawyers who carried land claims into court with a rapacious enthusiasm. Land claims ...
TPP trade deal: plain packaging challenge triggered 'hysteria', lawyer tells MPs
The federal parliament's treaties committee has been conducting an inquiry into the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and has heard evidence from Sam Luttrell, a lawyer at the Perth-based legal firm Clifford Chance – the largest legal practice in Australia ...
DA investigating suspended lawyer
The Office of Lawyer Regulation contends that MacLean, of Hartland, took $458,000 from Red Granite Advisors LLC, where he was the general counsel, and poured more than $155,000 of that into Brickstix LLC, a company that received local and national ...
Lawyer looks to ease cops' burden
Staff file photoGloucester attorney Ed O'Reilly, shown in his Middle Street office, has been named the city's liaison to the Gloucester Police Department's Angel Program and PAARI. prev. next. The attorney named by Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken as her ...
Zimbabwe: Lawyer Swindles Firm of $100 000
A Harare lawyer, Kenias Mutyasira, has appeared in court for allegedly swindling TD Holdings (Pvt) Ltd of about $100 000 while he was employed as the company's lawyer. Mutyasira (41), a lawyer with Mubangwa and Associates Legal Practitioners, ...