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Bad Lawyer: Billy Bob Thornton's Goliath Doesn't Do Anything Interesting With The Legal Drama
The new legal drama Goliath begins as a fusillade of quirks. Star Billy Bob Thornton never convinces us of his protagonist's résumé — co-founding one of the most powerful white-shoe law firms in the world — but he lobs so many idiosyncrasies at us ...
High court axes idea of free lawyer for fine scofflaws
CONCORD — Poor criminal defendants who face jail time for refusing to pay a court fine won't have the right to a court-appointed lawyer under a new court rule adopted Monday by the New Hampshire Supreme Court. Four of the five justices signed on to a ...
Ask the Lawyer: Sandy Hook families lawsuit
(WTNH)– In this week's Ask the Lawyer segment, News 8 anchor Anne Craig speaks with Attorney Tara Knight on a judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Sandy Hook families against Remington Arms. That ruling came down late last week, saying that ...
Prosecutors drop fraud charges against Stuarts Draft lawyer
Defense Lawyer John Zwerling of Alexandria said the prosecution witness had multiple fraud convictions, adding that she had misled Coyner about the amount of money she and a partner were making in a dog grooming business. The basis for the insurance ...
Lawyer in Bunkerville standoff case wants to block evidence gathered by undercover film crew
A defense lawyer in the Bunkerville standoff case has filed court papers seeking to toss out evidence obtained against his client by undercover “law enforcement agents” posing as a video production crew. Terrence Jackson says in the court papers that ...
Manhattan US Attorney Expected to Name Defense Lawyer to Lead Criminal Unit
Preet Bharara is adding a “tornado” to his team, a lawyer whose nickname stems from her experience in the courtroom. Mr. Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan, is expected to select Lisa Zornberg as the new head of his criminal division, ...
Trump sharpens 'rigged' election allegations disputed by Republican lawyer...
Trump sharpens 'rigged' election allegations disputed by Republican lawyer...
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A Government Concession on Brexit Has Sent the Pound Surging
The British pound has jumped to its highest level in over a week Tuesday after a lawyer for Theresa May's government said parliament will “very likely” have to ratify an eventual agreement between the U.K. and the European Union when the country leaves ...
Dublin lawyer loses license for sex offense
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Times lawyer is surprised by viral response to Trump letter; he wrote it in about 45 minutes
McCraw says he knew his letter on Thursday to Donald Trump's lawyer would be different, but he was surprised by the viral response. More than a million people visited the New York Times website to read the letter by Friday night, McCraw writes for the ...
This Is What Happens When A Lawyer's Letter Goes Viral
That was all it took for David McCraw, an in-house lawyer for The New York Times, to pen the letter that went viral, a response to Donald Trump's attorney's threats to sue the paper over publication of sexual assault allegations. There were an ...
Lawyer: School not to blame for ex-coach not getting job
BELLEFONTE (AP) – 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. Nancy Conrad said during ...
Podesta: Lawyer in Lewinsky Probe 'Kept Me Out of Jail'
An attorney who represented then-White House aide John Podesta during the Monica Lewinsky perjury investigation “kept me out of jail,” according to Podesta, now the chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The lawyer, Peter Kadzik, was ...
NJ: Brick lawyer stole $1.2M from elderly
A Manchester attorney who specializes as an advocate for the elderly – and spoke on elder law on a Jersey Shore radio show – is charged with stealing more than $1.2 million from elderly clients, authorities say. That includes clients who didn't have ...
Lawyer has ties to 'Sobriety for Sale' treatment clinics
Barbara Bowden is as experienced a defense lawyer as you can find in Pierce County. For over 30 years, her Lakewood law firm has represented thousands of defendants – most of them charged with driving under the influence. But the KING 5 Investigators ...
Imam murder suspect's lawyer: DNA found on gun doesn't match
Accused killer Oscar Morel is now “very hopeful” that he will be exonerated, lawyer Michael Schwed said following the brief appearance before Queens Supreme Court Justice Gregory Lasak. The 36-year-old remains charged with first-degree murder for the ...
Court Rules Against Lawyer in Russian Money-Laundering Case
A federal appeals court has disqualified a lawyer from representing a Russian businessman and his company in a complex civil money-laundering case, finding the lawyer had essentially switched sides in the case after he previously represented a ...
The Latest: Lawyer Defends Spending by Hawaii County Mayor
An attorney for Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi is defending his client's wining and dining Hawaii congressional delegation staff members and other officials. Lawyer Todd Eddins told jurors during Kenoi's felony theft trial on Tuesday that Kenoi would ...
Lawyer Says Defense Attorney Helped Penn State Edit Release
Penn State's former general counsel testified Tuesday that several days before two high-ranking administrators were charged over their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, the school's then-president let the men's defense lawyers ...
The Latest: Lawyer Says Bundy Had No Problem With Employees
The attorney for Ammon Bundy told jurors his client is being falsely accused as a conspirator. In his closing argument Tuesday, Marcus Mumford said Bundy and others who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge last winter made a peaceful stand ...
Lawyer says defense attorney helped Penn State edit release
(AP) - Penn State's former general counsel testified Tuesday that several days before two high-ranking administrators were charged over their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, the school's then-president let the men's defense ...
Rose's lawyer points to potential money woes, calls rape accuser 'a liar'
LOS ANGELES — Race played a major role at the close of the Derrick Rose sex attack trial Tuesday — as the NBA star's lawyer said the woman accusing him of gang rape used ugly stereotypes about young black men acting like “sexual deviants” to try and ...
Dean's Desk: The United States needs a defender general
The only lawyer that is enshrined in the United States Constitution is referenced in the Sixth Amendment: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to … the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.” Yet, the defense is not, and ...
Lawyer says defense attorney helped Penn State draft statement
Penn State's former general counsel testified Tuesday that several days before two high-ranking administrators were charged over their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal, the school's then-president let the men's defense lawyers ...
KickassTorrents lawyer: “torrent sites do not violate criminal ...
KickassTorrents lawyer: “torrent sites do not violate criminal ...
Donald Trump's Attorney Says Trump's Accusers 'Aren't Women He'd Be Attracted To'
Donald Trump's attorney, Michael Cohen, has probably had better weeks. Beginning last Wednesday, more than ten women have come forward with allegations that Trump groped them or kissed them without their consent. And although no legal charges ...
Donald Trump supporters protest outside lawyer Gloria Allred's California office
Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump staged a protest Tuesday outside the Los Angeles office of attorney Gloria Allred, who represents Summer Zervos — the Huntington Beach woman who claims she was a victim of unwanted ...
County attorney to PTC: you need a new lawyer
The agency at the center of the battle between rideshare firms like Uber and Lyft and the taxicab industry pays Hillsborough County government for the services of Assistant County Attorney Cindy Oster to handle legal matters. But Oster's boss, County ...
New lawyer for Coats Rose
Coats Rose added a new lawyer to its law office in Houston. Cole Konopka joined as an associate to the firm's public finance section, the firm announced. Konopka's practice is focused chiefly on real estate and public finance. Coats Rose is based in ...
Lawyer wants statements suppressed in slain boy assault case
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The lawyer for a Massachusetts man charged with assaulting a 5-year-old boy whose body was discovered in a suitcase off a highway is asking a judge to suppress evidence in his client's case. Jeremiah Oliver was last seen ...
St. Louis lawyer disbarred after spending client's money on drugs ...
St. Louis lawyer disbarred after spending client's money on drugs ...
Lawyer seeks dismissal of confession in Slender Man case
WAUKESHA, Wis. – The attorney for one of two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man is challenging prosecutors' use of his client's confession. In a motion filed in Waukesha ...
Lawyer Seeks Dismissal of Confession in Slender Man Case
The attorney for one of two Wisconsin girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictional horror character called Slender Man is challenging prosecutors' use of his client's confession. In a motion filed in Waukesha County Circuit Court ...
Is it Easier to Become a Lawyer than a Master of Wine?
My dad was a trial lawyer, and I became intimately familiar with the legal profession. In high school, I worked in his office answering phones and filing papers. But overhearing his clients' problems (wrongful termination, employment discrimination ...
Boy thrown to floor at alternative school will need leg amputated, lawyer says
A 13-year-old boy sent to an alternative school was thrown to the ground multiple times on his first day, injuring his right leg so badly that it has to be amputated, a lawyer for the boy and his mother says. Attorney Renee Tucker says the Columbus, Ga ...
Civil rights lawyer: Review needed for APD mental health calls
Austin police shot and killed an armed woman outside a South Austin apartment complex early Sunday. Prominent civil rights attorney Jim Harrington on Wednesday called for Austin police to employ an independent review of how police handle mental health ...
Lawyer: DNA doesn't match suspect in slayings of imam, aide
NEW YORK – The lawyer for a man charged with gunning down an imam and his assistant as they left a New York City mosque says his client's DNA doesn't match that found on the weapon. Oscar Morel has pleaded not guilty to murder and weapons ...
Lawyer cuffed, jailed for estate thefts
Lawyer cuffed, jailed for estate thefts. Lawyer cuffed, jailed for estate theftsA Milwaukee corporate lawyer who regulators say had multiple conflicts of interest while representing a former client's estate was sentenced Wednesday to 30 days in jail as ...
The Latest: Lawyer Says Suspect in Etan Patz Case Is Fragile
A defense lawyer says the man charged in one of the nation's most influential missing-child cases is an innocent, mentally fragile person who confessed falsely. Opening statements unfolded Wednesday in a retrial surrounding the 1979 disappearance of ...
Marshals Seize Lawyer for Court-Ordered Guantanamo Testimony
A U.S. Navy Reserve lawyer who is a Massachusetts state Senate candidate has been jailed overnight after refusing a judge's order to testify at the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. U.S. Marshals Service spokeswoman Lynzey Donahue says attorney ...
Conspiracy charge 'stretches reality,' David Fry's lawyer argues in Oregon standoff closing
"To call it a conspiracy is simply a very poor and inaccurate way of describing what went on here,'' defense lawyer Per C. Olson said as Fry sat slightly behind him to the right. Fry -- one of seven defendants on trial for allegedly conspiring to use ...
Derrick Rose's Lawyer Gives Props to the Jury
Derrick Rose's lawyer says the media had a racist agenda against 3 black defendants in the civil rape case -- but says the mostly white jury was able to see the truth. The NBA star was all smiles on his way out of court -- and while he barely talked ...
Lawyer for Ex-Christie Aide Says She Was Made Scapegoat in Bridge Plot
NEWARK — The George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal crept closer to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, as lawyers for one of his former aides began her defense in federal court here on Wednesday. The aide, Bridget Anne Kelly, and another ...
Families of 2 Killed in Jose Fernandez Boat Crash Get Lawyer
The families of two men who died in a boat crash off Miami Beach that also killed Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez have hired an attorney to handle their sons' estates. Attorney Chris Royer of the Fort Lauderdale law firm Krupnick Campbell, tells ...
Lawyer announces new sex misconduct accuser against Donald Trump
Minutes after Wednesday's third and final presidential debate concluded, noted discrimination lawyer Gloria Allred announced that yet another woman is accusing Donald Trump of sexual misconduct. Allred said the unidentified woman will for the first ...
Law clerk indicted in judge impersonation case, attorney says
The lawyer who allegedly posed as a judge has been indicted on criminal charges, the latest fallout from the scandal that began when the judicial hopeful from the South Side put on a black robe and presided over three traffic cases, her lawyer said ...
The Bitter Truth: Being a Super Lawyer Doesn't Help You Get Dates
Or Super Lawyers. I had never heard of Super Lawyers in law school or during the year I spent as a contract attorney. After I finally entered Biglaw, I was in a partner's office and happened to see a Super Lawyers plaque on his wall. I was like, cool ...
Tax lawyer: IRS lost patience with offshore stashes
After years of the US Internal Revenue Service gradually baring down on American citizens living in Israel who evaded reporting income or paying taxes and numerous rounds of amnesty for those belatedly coming forward, September 30 has passed and a ...
Amid probe, Dawnna Dukes flew in lawyer before announcing retirement
In announcing last month plans to retire when her term expires in January, state Rep. Dawnna Dukes said that she is stepping down because of lingering health issues from a car crash that happened three years ago, not because she is facing a criminal ...