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Clinton mentions little about longest held job: corporate lawyer
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has campaigned on a largely populist message about helping the underclass in which she and surrogates frequently refer to her post-law school job working for the Children's Defense Fund. However, Clinton ...
New York Judge Screams 'I F*cking Kill People' At Party, Beats Lawyer Unconscious
An administrative law judge with the New York Department of Parole sucker-punched a Legal Aid lawyer at a party filled with colleagues in the criminal justice system last week and left him unconscious on a Chelsea, Manhattan sidewalk, screaming in ...
Friend of South Korea's President at Center of Political Scandal Apologizes, Lawyer Says
Choi Soon-sil came back from Germany and would cooperate with investigators, her lawyer Lee Kyung-jae told reporters in a briefing carried on television. He said Choi had asked for a day to rest before speaking with prosecutors as she was “not in good ...
Swedish File-Sharing in Decline, Anti-Piracy Lawyer Says
Rights Alliance lawyer Henrik Pontén says that the trend of huge increases in people file-sharing has come to an end, while piracy complaints to the police more often than not lead to prosecution. Meanwhile, the Swedish government wants to develop a ...
Former White House ethics lawyer: FBI Director Comey broke the law with 'highly unusual' public statement
Former White House ethics lawyer Richard W. Painter contended in a New York Times opinion piece published Sunday that the FBI director broke the law with his letter to congress announcing the FBI was examining new emails related to its probe into ...
Former Bush Ethics Lawyer Files Complaint Accusing FBI Director of Violating Hatch Act
The former chief ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush White House (but now Hillary Clinton supporter) has filed an ethics complaint against FBI Director James Comey over the letter he sent to lawmakers on Friday. Richard Painter worked in the White ...
Lawyer seeks gag order in used-car fraud case
APPLETON - A used car dealer under FBI investigation for fraud should be barred from speaking with the media, a lawyer is arguing in court. Appleton attorney Gregg Curry said he is seeking a gag order against John Solberg of Standard Preowned car ...
Former Bush Ethics Lawyer Files Complaint Against FBI Director for Email Disclosures
A former chief ethics lawyer at the White House, who served during George W. Bush's presidency, has filed an ethics complaint against FBI Director James Comey. In an op-ed published in the New York Times on Sunday, Richard W. Painter writes that he ...
Lawyer of Sanibel priest facing allegations claims unfair treatment
The priest of a Sanibel church is being investigated by the Lee County Sheriff's Office, according to the Diocese of Venice. He faces allegations of financially exploiting a churchgoer who was suffering from dementia. The criminal investigation is ...
Elderly woman accused of trying to kill lawyer in Northshore office
COVINGTON, La. -- A 75-year-old woman is in jail after authorities said she brought a shotgun to her lawyer's office and threatened to kill him. The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office said Patricia Currie went to her attorney's office on Highway 21 ...
Maine lawyer takes on high court case
A prominent Portland lawyer is presiding over a U.S. Supreme Court case that could have major implications for the states of Florida and Georgia. Ralph I. Lancaster Jr., an attorney with Pierce Atwood of Portland who lives in Falmouth, was appointed a ...
HUD lawyer is awarded $800K in 'melodrama' retaliation case
A government lawyer who claims her supervisors retaliated against her after she complained about preferential treatment given to young, male lawyers has been awarded $800,000 in her federal lawsuit. In an Oct. 24 verdict (PDF), jurors found that lawyer ...
Letters Why give accused a good private lawyer on taxpayers' dime?
I am a concerned Palm Beach County taxpayer of over 20 years and find it very disturbing that Judge Charles Burton has selected high-profile defense attorney Michael Salnick to represent [Alejandro Aleman], the man charged with first-degree murder in ...
City lawyer accused of racially aggravated assault after calling woman an 'Australian s--t', and lifting her skirt
A City lawyer is accused of racially aggravated assault and a sexual offence after allegedly pouring a pint of beer over a woman's head, calling her an "Australian s--t" and slapping her on the bottom. Alastair Main allegedly drenched the woman after ...
Lawyer for Alabama death row inmate disappointed by decision
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from an Alabama death row inmate who claimed that evidence withheld by prosecutors entitled him to a new court hearing. The justices did not comment in turning away the appeal from Bill Kuenzel, ...
County needs money to hire lawyer for Antonacci after pay raise suit eclipses $500K
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- After hiring six firms to defend against a pay raise lawsuit from Comptroller Bob Antonacci, Onondaga County has maxed out its annual budget for outside lawyers. Now, the law department need more money to hire an outside lawyer to ...
How a Lawyer Bicycled Her Way to Entrepreneurship
This Q & A is with Susan Danziger. Susan is a serial entrepreneur. She is currently running Ziggeo, a cloud-based video tech startup she founded four years ago. She previously founded and ran multiple companies including DailyLit (acquired in 2012 ...
Experienced Trial Lawyer Joins Renamed Fishman Jackson Ronquillo in Dallas
Latino Leaders magazine recently named him one of the "25 Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers" in the country. He also has been awarded a Presidential Citation by the State Bar of Texas and received the Outstanding Lawyer of the Year Award from the Texas ...
Louisiana woman accused of pulling shotgun on her lawyer
A Louisiana woman who claimed her attorney was bungling her bankruptcy case pulled out a shotgun in his office and threatened to kill him, police said Sunday. Patricia Currie walked into her lawyer's office in Covington Thursday with plastic bags on ...
Former Bush Ethics Lawyer Files Complaint Against FBI Director
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks to Richard Painter, a professor of law at the University of Minnesota and former chief ethics lawyer for George W. Bush, about why he filed a complaint against FBI Director James Comey for violating the Hatch Act. Facebook ...
The Latest: Man Accused in Infant's Death Requests Lawyer
A Wyoming man accused of manslaughter in the death of a missing 13-month-old boy requested a lawyer at his first court appearance Monday. Twenty-three year-old Logan Hunter Rogers of Cheyenne is charged with manslaughter and reckless child ...
Ask the Lawyer: Hillary Clinton email investigation
(WTNH) — In this week's Ask the Lawyer segment, New Haven-based attorney Tara Knight has the legal perspective on the FBI reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails. Knight spoke with News 8 anchor Anne Craig to detail why the case has ...
New lawyer enters ring in second treason trial
RETRIAL PENDING ... After receiving instructions to represent the eight men facing charges in the second Caprivi high treason trial, defence lawyer Ilse Agenbach (right) made a first appearance in the Windhoek High Court in that role yesterday ...
Christie Sacrificed Truth for Ambition in Bridge Lane Closures, Lawyer Says
NEWARK—A lawyer for Bridget Kelly, who is accused of creating traffic jams to exact political revenge for New Jersey's governor, cupped his hands around his mouth and screamed to a packed courtroom. “Chris Christie, where are you?” Michael Critchley ...
Ex-aide's lawyer calls Chris Christie a coward
A lawyer for a former Chris Christie aide called the New Jersey governor a “coward” and a liar during his closing arguments at the Bridgegate trial Monday. “Chris Christie, where are you?” Bridget Anne Kelly's lawyer Michael Critchley shouted in the ...
Lawyer says Draymond Green's pro-BART ad violates election law
The Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green, no stranger to on-the-court controversies, was dragged into a political kerfuffle Monday involving an ad he cut for BART. At issue is not Green's aggressive style of play, which infamously earned him a one ...