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The Obscure Lawyer Who Became Donald Trump's TV Attack Dog ...
The Obscure Lawyer Who Became Donald Trump's TV Attack Dog ...
Feds: Clinton Twp. trustee took bribes, free divorce lawyer from vendor
A local Macomb County official has been charged with bribery in a case that involves FBI wiretaps and cooperating witnesses, including a businessman who provided the official with a free divorce lawyer in exchange for his help winning an $18 million ...
Read the New York Times' response to Donald Trump's lawyers
Multiple women recounted being kissed and groped by Donald Trump without their consent in reports published Oct. 12, saying they came forward because the GOP presidential nominee dismissed his lewd comments caught on tape as “locker room talk,” not ...
New York Times lawyer to Trump: You have no reputation to protect
Wednesday evening, after the New York Times published allegations from two women who say they were sexually assaulted by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, Trump's lawyers responded with a threat to sue the Times for libel. On Thursday, the ...
New York Times to Donald Trump's lawyers: Come at us, bro
Trump's Lawyer issued a letter on Wednesday night demanding that the Times take the article down and issue a retraction and apology. David McCraw, a lawyer for the Times who wrote the letter, noted that a libel lawsuit (the presumed statute under which ...
Cliven Bundy wants publicly funded lawyer in Bunkerville standoff case
Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who has spent years challenging the federal government's authority, is now seeking a court-appointed lawyer to defend him in the Bunkerville standoff case. At a brief hearing Thursday morning, Bundy told U.S. Magistrate ...
Saratoga Springs lawyer suspended for 2 years
John M. Hogan III, known as "Jake," was disciplined by the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Third Department, which imposed the suspension after a referee found Hogan guilty of eight of 12 charges of professional misconduct brought by the ...
Lawyer: Trooper's use of force after chase justified
NASHUA, N.H. – The lawyer for a Massachusetts State Police trooper accused of beating a suspect in New Hampshire says his client's use of force was justified and the state must prove the officer acted "knowingly" if he is to be convicted. Thirty-two ...
Lawyer: Trooper's Use of Force After Chase Justified
The lawyer for a Massachusetts State Police trooper accused of beating a suspect in New Hampshire says his client's use of force was justified and the state must prove the officer acted "knowingly" if he is to be convicted. Thirty-two-year-old Joseph ...
Read the letter the New York Times sent Donald Trump's lawyer in response to his libel claim
On Oct. 12, the New York Times published the story of two women who claimed they were touched inappropriately by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. One accused Trump of groping her on an airplane in the 1980s; the other said she was ...
New York Times lawyer on Trump story: 'We did what the law allows'
A lawyer for The New York Times is inviting Donald Trump to make good on his threats to sue the newspaper for libel, adding that “we welcome the opportunity to have a court set him straight.” In the letter, David E. McCraw, vice president and assistant ...
Billy Bush Lawyers Up, Goes on Attack in NBC Fight (Exclusive)
Bush, who continues to be repped by WME, attorney Robert Lange and publicists Jill Fritzo and David Goldin, may have a different story to tell. A rep for NBC referred THR's request for comment on Bush's lawyer's statement to a rep for Access Hollywood ...
'America's Lawyer': Mike Papantonio to host legal show on RT America
Mike Papantonio is the past president of the National Trial Lawyers Association and was inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame in 2015. He is a senior partner of Levin Papantonio – one of the largest plaintiffs' law firms in America – that has ...
Billy Bush's new lawyer defends his behavior
Billy Bush's new entertainment lawyer is standing up for him in Hollywood, while Bush's negotiations over his departure from NBC continue. Bush hired Hollywood power lawyer Marshall Grossman, who promptly spoke Thursday to The Hollywood Reporter, ...
To Fight Discharge, Marine's Lawyer Points to Hillary Clinton's Security Lapses
A Marine Corps reserve officer is set to appear in federal court Friday to fight a discharge order handed down after he was found to have improperly handled classified information, something his lawyer called a minor transgression when compared with ...
Lawyer For Ukrainian Journalist Stopped From Leaving Russia
The lawyer for a Ukrainian journalist held in Moscow on charges of espionage says he was briefly prevented from leaving Russia. Attorney Mark Feigin says Russian border guards at a Moscow airport refused to allow him to board a flight to Vilnius on ...
Lawyer faces ethics violations after $67 bank overdraft
CLINTON – A Hunterdon County lawyer is facing multiple ethics violations filed by the state's Office of Attorney Ethics for allegedly using a trust account to hid income from creditors during a time when he filed for bankruptcy. The violations came to ...
State seeks to bar lawyer who allegedly posed as judge from running for bench
The state commission that oversees lawyers asked the Illinois Supreme Court to immediately suspend a judicial candidate who it said posed as a judge and to bar her from taking office, saying her decision to wear a judge's robe and rule on three traffic ...
Feminist lawyer plans press conference with new Trump accuser
Another woman is expected to come forward on Friday with new allegations of sexual assault against Donald Trump, just as the Republican presidential nominee prepares to release "substantial evidence" that he claims will exonerate him from separate ...
WikiLeaks: Podesta Asks Clinton's Lawyer, 'Think We Should Hold Emails To and From (Obama)?'
(CNSNews.com) - In a March 4, 2015 email to Hillary Clinton's lawyer Cheryl Mills, Clinton's eventual campaign chairman John Podesta asks if they should withhold email exchanges between Clinton and President Obama that were sent over Clinton's private ...
The Addicted Lawyer: Is Alcoholics Anonymous For You?
I'm afraid of being recognized. My ego is still paramount in my worries. “I'm a lawyer. There are no lawyers in in AA or treatment. My one client left needs me!” My mind flashes back to one of my favorite childhood movies, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate ...
Court Orders New Trial for Lawyer Convicted in Gambling Ring
An attorney convicted of leading a $300 million gambling ring that used a veterans charity as a front and led to the resignation of Florida's lieutenant governor is getting a new trial. Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled that Jacksonville ...
Accuser's Roommate Clashes With Defense Lawyer In Derrick Rose Rape Trial
Under cross-examination, defense lawyer Mark Baute brought up Carleo's deposition, in which she said multiple times that she deserved money for her testimony. (At one point she suggested she should get $1 million.) Each time, Carleo said getting paid ...
Appeal Court Revives Lawyer's Lawsuit Against The NSA's Email Dragnet
Another lawsuit against the NSA has been revived. Previously dismissed by a district court for lack of standing, attorney Elliott Schuchardt's suit against the NSA for its domestic surveillance has been remanded back to the court that tossed it. Like ...
From The Career Files: What Would You Do As A 'Non-Lawyer'?
What Would You Do As A “Non-Lawyer”? By Casey Berman. Oct 14, 2016 at 12:11 PM. family image. Recently, my family and I were in the north Boston area for a weekend to attend a family event. Our Saturday was wide open and free. My wife and daughter ...
Amputee lawyer sues USA Boxing for barring him from gym match
EXCLUSIVE: Amputee lawyer files discrimination suit against USA Boxing after they KO'd his Brooklyn match. Amputee lawyer sues USA Boxing for barring him from gym match. BY Christina Carrega-woodby. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Friday, October 14 ...
Police: Killer who set Dallas lawyer on fire may have 'suffered serious burns'
Dallas police suspected the killer of a Dallas lawyer "may have suffered serious burns" when setting Ira Tobolowsky on fire inside his garage, according to court records obtained Friday by The Dallas Morning News. Dallas police earlier this week ...
Shkreli Lawyer: There are witnesses who'd clear the pharma bro
A lawyer for pharma bro Martin Shkreli suggested Friday after a hearing at Brooklyn federal court that there are a number of witnesses who could testify that the accused fraudster is innocent. "There a number of witness who exculpate Martin. A lot of ...
Lawyer hints major Bridgegate bombshell could be on horizon
A defense lawyer in the ongoing Bridgegate trial insinuated for a second time on Friday that NJ Gov. Chris Christie had prior knowledge of the politically vindictive George Washington Bridge lane closings. “Were you aware that [then-Christie aide ...
Why lawyers don't want to sue homeowner associations on contingency
QUESTION: For more than two years, I've experienced nothing but problems with my homeowner association board and management. They are uncooperative and obstructive. After eliminating all my administrative remedies, I now believe the only way to fix ...
Can a defendant have a public-funded lawyer and a private one?
Kettrell Berry (left) appears in court with his lawyer, Deputy Public Defender Patrick McCoy. Berry, a former school administrator, was convicted of felony charges for having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl at a Kearny Mesa school for at ...
Lunch with a Lawyer set for Monday
R.T. Green, a founding partner of Blackburn and Green in Terre Haute, will speak at the Lunch with a Lawyer program set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday in the Wabash Valley Banquet Center on the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, 3901 S. U.S. 41. Lunch with a ...
Niagara Falls murder suspect in need of a lawyer
LOCKPORT — A Falls man charged in the murder of his “housemate,” will apparently need a new lawyer. A public defender assigned to represent Ryan Taylor, charged in the murder of Duane Price, says he once represented another man who could be a ...
Lawyer: Three of suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore's law clerks fired
The clearing of vestiges of suspended Chief Justice Roy Moore's tenure on the Alabama Supreme Court included the firings of three of his clerks, according to Moore's attorney. Moore's head law clerk and two other law clerks were fired by acting Chief ...
Politico: Clinton Lawyer Sought To Cast Doubt on Broaddrick's Rape Allegation
A tweet in January in which an Arkansas woman reiterated her claim that Bill Clinton raped her in 1978 prompted a longtime personal lawyer for the Clintons, David Kendall, to gather material casting doubt on the allegation, according to a hacked email ...
When Trump goes looking for a media brawl, this feared lawyer steps in
When Donald Trump has needed a legal brawler, he has often turned to Marc Kasowitz, a hard-edged Manhattan attorney whose website cites a description of him as one of the most “feared lawyers in the United States.” Kasowitz fits into the long-running ...
Troy Ave Is “Barely Getting By” After Jail Release, Says Lawyer
Troy Ave is “barely getting by,” after being freed on $500,000 bail over the summer. Due to the terms of his release, Ave is restricted from performing in nightclubs or bars, and leaving New York City's five boroughs, which is having a damaging effect ...
Attorney Curtis Quay Chosen as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Organization
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Trial Lawyers organization have chosen attorney Curtis Quay, from Injury Trial Lawyers, APC, as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer. Attorney Curtis Quay is a personal injury attorney with over 20 years ...
Top lawyer tells the High Court it's 'beyond any doubt' that parliament should vote on Article 50
Lawyers representing a number of claimants say it would be unlawful for May to initiate Britain's exit from the EU using royal prerogative. Speaking at the Royal Courts of Justice, Patrick Green QC, representing British expats, said it was "beyond any ...
Lawyer: No proof linking LI woman to pellet shooting of NYPD officer
NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island woman accused of shooting a New York City Police Department officer in the head with a pellet gun has been ordered jailed on $1 million bond, or $500,000 bail. Police say a plainclothes detective was in an unmarked car ...
Israeli raid victims fear Turkish court to halt case: lawyer
ISTANBUL Victims of an Israeli raid that killed 10 people in 2010 on an aid flotilla fear a Turkish court is set to halt a case brought by them because of a deal to restore ties between Israel and Turkey, a lawyer representing the victims said on ...
Britain cannot revoke EU divorce once begun, government's top lawyer says
LONDON Once Britain triggers its formal divorce from the European Union by invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, there is no going back on the decision, the British government's top lawyer told the High Court on Monday. As Britain moves towards ...
Kalief Browder's Mother Dies of a 'Broken Heart' Says Her Lawyer
Venida Browder died on Friday (Oct. 14) from complications of heart attack, but her lawyer, Paul Priesta, says her death is really due to a having a broken heart after her son's tragic death. Ms. Browder was 63 years-old, and died at St. Barnabas ...
Israeli lawyer's memoirs reveal 'new truths' on infamous German clients
The Israeli lawyer, now 80, has been in charge of more than 300 criminal cases worldwide over the last 50 years. Yitzhak Goldfine was one of the most dazzling criminal defendants in Germany. The German weekly "Die Zeit" once wrote that his clients ...
Kim Kardashian's Lawyer: She's 'Very Calm and Determined' to Apprehend Paris Robbers
Kim Kardashian is ready to help find and apprehend the group of men who attacked and robbed her in Paris on October 3, her lawyer told reporters, including Us Weekly, in Paris. "She is very calm and very determined over a matter that was particularly ...
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Do Arizona lawyers really have lower ethical standards than lawyers in New York, Illinois, California and other states? Or is Arizona merely unique and not representative of the practice of law elsewhere? Undeniably, our nation's large law firms play a ...
Lawyer pleads guilty to raping unconscious client
Norristown lawyer Vincent Cirillo Jr. pleaded guilty Oct. 4 to rape of an unconscious person after jury selection had started for his trial, Philly.com, the Delco Times and CBS Philly report. Prosecutors dropped four felony charges in exchange for his ...
Lawyer: Cops 'put a thumb on the scale' to convict innocent man
(CNN) - A man whose murder conviction in a 1957 cold case was thrown out earlier this year is asking a judge to clear his name once and for all. Attorneys with The Exoneration Project have filed court papers seeking a certificate of innocence for Jack ...
'Lawyer's lawyer' dies at 85
George B. Collins never let the heat of legal battle get in the way of his old-fashioned, courteous manner. “George was the absolute gentleman, always,” said Collins' law partner, Adrian M. Vuckovich. “And he also had the best sense of humor.” That ...
Lawyer: Penn State not to blame for ex-coach not getting job
BELLEFONTE, Pa. —It's not Penn State's fault that a former assistant football coach who reported Jerry Sandusky sexually abusing a boy 15 years ago can't find a new coaching job, a lawyer for the university said Monday. Related. State legislature to ...