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Lawyer still fighting Brooklyn DA's 'malicious' voter fraud case
When Kenneth Thompson ran a successful election campaign against Hynes in 2013, he promised to overturn John O'Hara's felony conviction, according to O'Hara's lawyer. “Thompson told me directly that we will get justice for John,” said attorney Dennis ...
Sharbat Gula fighting Hepatitis C, lawyer tells court
The lawyer of Nat Geo's famed 'Afghan Girl' Sharbat Gula on Tuesday told the court that her client, who was arrested on Oct 26 from her Peshawar residence, is suffering from Hepatitis C. Sharbat Gula was arrested by the Federal Investigation Agency ...
Key lawyer quits child sex abuse inquiry
A key lawyer for the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has become the latest figure to quit, it has been reported. Tony Fisher, one of the first three barristers appointed to the inquiry, was said to be concerned by the inquiry's "progress ...
Huma Abedin Didn't Know Her Emails Were on Weiner's Laptop: Lawyer
A lawyer for top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said Monday that Abedin did not know that her emails were on a computer that belonged to her estranged husband, disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner. In a statement, attorney Karen Dunn, who ...
Huma Abedin learned FBI was looking at her emails from the press
Huma Abedin will continue to cooperate with the FBI, even as she's blaming her latest problems on her estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, according to a lawyer representing Hillary Clinton's closest aide. “From the beginning, Ms. Abedin has complied ...
Lawyer: Huma Abedin Didn't Know Her Emails Were On Weiner's Laptop
“She only learned for the first time on Friday, from press reports, of the possibility that a laptop belonging to Mr. Weiner could contain emails of hers,” Abedin's lawyer, Karen Dunn, said in a statement to NBC. In a surprise Friday afternoon ...
Elliott's Lawyer Lashes Out at Media, NFL Over Domestic Violence Investigation
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A lawyer representing St. Louis-native and current NFL leading rusher, Ezekiel Elliott, believes the NFL should end it's investigation into his clients alleged domestic violence incident in July. Elliott was not charged by Columbus ...
The lawyer who is fighting for Muslim women's divorce rights
RAMALLAH, West Bank — In a divorce court where a man's testimony is worth twice a woman's, victory for lawyer Reema Shamasneh is rare and often bittersweet. On this morning in March, a young nurse is desperate to end her marriage to a truck driver who ...
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Huma Abedin Didn't Know Her Emails Were on Estranged Husband Anthony Weiner's Laptop, Lawyer Says. By Stephanie Petit. Updated November 1, 2016 at 11:37am EDT. Share · Tweet · Email ...
The Perils Of A Lawyer Sharing A Name With A Car Dealer
This is a lawyer's office. Elderly Caller: Oh, do you want to sue the car dealer for me? To this day, I have never met Atticus P. There's a large part of me that wants to, but there's also the occasional amusement living in the mystery created by his ...
Podesta Recommends Lawyer for DOJ: 'Kept Me Out of Jail'
John Podesta really liked one of President Obama's assistant attorneys general because he “kept me out of jail.” In September 2008, Podesta, now Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, recommended an attorney to the Obama campaign. The attorney was ...
Lawyer for 5 Gophers football players tells judge restraining orders are 'unconstitutional'
Lawyer for 5 Gophers football players tells judge restraining orders are 'unconstitutional'. Five players will challenge orders Wednesday in court if judge disagrees with Lee Hutton's claim. By Brandon Stahl Star Tribune. November 1, 2016 — 4:31pm ...
Bill Cosby's lawyer pleads to suppress testimony in which the comedian spoke of giving drugs to women before sex
Lawyers in the Bill Cosby sexual-assault case spent Tuesday morning arguing whether a deposition the comedian gave in a 2005 civil proceeding is admissible in his upcoming criminal trial. As the famous defendant sat in court, his lead attorney, Brian ...
Ballot selfies would be a 'nightmare': lawyer
Allowing people to snap selfies inside the voting booth would create a “nightmare” of delays and confusion on Election Day, a lawyer for the state Board of Elections insisted Tuesday. The arguments were made at a hearing in Manhattan federal court in ...
Dude Shouts Out Lawyer With Face Tattoo Who Saved Him From Jail
MY LAWYER CALLED OUT SICK N HER REPLACEMENT HAS A TAT' ON HER FACE LIKE GUCCI… IM GOIN TO JAIL. pic.twitter.com/z58dCknbd0. — KEEM (@LamboKeem) October 30, 2015. The tweet went massively viral at the time, and a year later, ...
Scottie Pippen's Lawyer Addresses Larsa Pippen's 911 Calls Claiming Her Husband Was 'Aggressive'
Scottie Pippen's lawyer has released a statement after two voice recordings surfaced of his wife Larsa Pippen making calls to police alleging that her husband was being verbally aggressive towards her in early October. “Mr. Pippen is aware that some ...
Ex-UVA dean's lawyer blasts Rolling Stone editor's 'reckless' rape story
An attorney for the former University of Virginia dean suing Rolling Stone for defamation alleged during closing arguments that the magazine's campus rape story was reported with a “reckless disregard for the truth.” Attorney Tom Clare charged that ...
Ezekiel Elliott's lawyer didn't do his client any favors by demanding a decision from the NFL
Back before I ditched practicing law to cover the NFL exclusively, one of the things I learned (the hard way) was this: If you demand a ruling from a judge, you'll likely get a ruling you don't like. The lawyer representing Cowboys running back Ezekiel ...
Illegal trial lawyer donations lift Dem finances
Here's how the scheme worked: Personal injury lawyers at the Thornton Law Firm, which specializes in asbestos litigation, got full reimbursements within 10 days of contributing to Democratic Senate candidates who support laws that make it easier and ...
Fatal Hit & Run Victim Was Young Lawyer, Returned To Be Closer To Family
DENVER (CBS4) – Authorities have identified the victim in a fatal hit-and-run as a 28-year-old lawyer. According to Denver police, at around 1:30 a.m. Sunday a white pickup truck struck Karina Pulec while she was walking with her boyfriend near 13th ...
Lawyer: Eagles receiver Josh Huff licensed to carry gun in Texas
GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (AP) — The lawyer for a Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver facing charges for driving with an unlicensed gun in New Jersey says that he is licensed to carry in Texas. Fortunato Perri Jr. says that Josh Huff is licensed in his home ...
Prominent Egyptian rights lawyer banned from travel
CAIRO – A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer has been banned from travel after airport authorities canceled his trip to France. Airport officials say authorities on Wednesday notified Malek Adly — who was released from solitary confinement in August ...
Man Kills Wife and Son, Shoots Lawyer in Kendall: Police Source
Police responded to the scene off Kendall Drive Wednesday morning where a man was shot in the stomach. (Published 4 hours ago). Police are searching for a man who shot and killed his wife and son then shot an attorney at a law office in Kendall ...
Cosby Lawyer Says Client Is Blind, 'Not a Meme'
Bill Cosby's lawyers told a Pennsylvania judge Wednesday that the comedian is too blind to recognize a parade of women who say he drugged and sexually abused them. "In the materials the prosecution has turned over…there are photographs. Mr. Cosby ...
Scottie Pippen's Lawyer Responds to Larsa Pippen's 911 Calls Alleging "Aggressive" Incident
A legal representative has spoken out on Scottie Pippen's behalf after two 911 calls placed by Larsa Pippen were published by TMZ. In a statement to E! News released Wednesday, it reads, "Mr. Pippen is aware that some members of the press have obtained ...
Lawyer 'Has A Tat On Her Face Like Gucci…Im Goin To Jail'
... which would make it… better? Worse? I suppose she was called in as a last minute replacement, but once she got the call, it was probably worth the time to wash off that costume. Perhaps we shouldn't second-guess this lawyer. As Keem noted earlier ...
Florida man wanted after killing wife and son, shooting lawyer
A gunman who killed his wife and son at their Miami-area home and then shot an attorney was wanted Wednesday morning, police said. Fadel Jabado was on the loose after killing the two people in the SW 192nd St. home in Miami-Dade and shooting real ...
How To Respond To Lawyer Jokes
One of my readers, Malcolm Kushner, a fellow member of the California Bar, albeit an inactive one, told me in an email that he had written a book called Comebacks for Lawyer Jokes (affiliate link), subtitled The Restatement of Retorts (a subtitle that ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer: 'My Client Is Not a Meme'
Bill Cosby's lawyer is adamant that her client's blindness has somehow seeped into his brain, making him unable to recall who he violated and why he's so reprehensible. That's... a defense. Sure. But what's truly shocking about lawyer Angela Agrusa's ...
Lawyer 'flattered' Drake dressed as him for Halloween
Drake's costume had a lot of Halloween revelers in Los Angeles scratching their heads. With a pillow under his shirt, a bulky jacket, mom jeans and a gray wig, the hip-hop star looked like a middle-aged lawyer. On Instagram, he said he was “2 Dollar ...
Donald Trump Rape Accuser's Lawyer Claims Anonymous Hacked Her Website
Lisa Bloom, the attorney representing a woman who has accused Donald Trump of raping her as a teenager, said her website was hacked by Anonymous on Wednesday. “Our firm's website was reportedly hacked today, as well as emails. Anonymous claims ...
Lawyer for accused Monroeville Mall shooter says client guilty but mentally ill
A teenager who opened fire on a rival at Monroeville Mall last year and hit two bystanders is guilty, his lawyer said Wednesday, but mentally ill. “This is a young man who needs treatment,” said Chris Urbano, who represents Tarod Thornhill, 18, of Penn ...
Hong Kong can handle politicians' legal case without Beijing: lawyer
But government lawyer Benjamin Yu told the court Hong Kong could handle it. "It is the stance of the government … that the issue in question can and should be resolved within the Hong Kong SAR judicial system," Yu said, referring to Hong Kong by its ...
LA County's top lawyer filed state bar complaint against her predecessor
Los Angeles County Counsel Mary Wickham has filed a complaint with the State Bar of California against her predecessor, Mark J. Saladino, alleging that he improperly disclosed confidential information in his wrongful termination suit against the county ...
'Vegan Bernie Madoff' and husband lawyer up
Lawyers for Sarma Melngailis — the former Pure Food and Wine restaurateur who's infamously been called the “vegan Bernie Madoff” after her arrest at a Tennessee hotel in May — might launch a so-called “coercive-control defense” against accusations ...
Why This In-House Lawyer Skipped The Greatest Game In The Cubs' History
Why This In-House Lawyer Skipped The Greatest Game In The Cubs' History. By Stephen R. Williams. at 10:04 AM. 15Shares. Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty). I have been a Cubs my entire life. I “went” to Wrigley for the first ...
Vietnam vet turned judge and lawyer for the poor honored by peers
Mordue, a senior district judge in federal court and Horn, a defense lawyer for Syracuse's poor, were honored last Thursday by the Onondaga County Bar Association at its 141st annual dinner. Mordue began his legal career in 1970 where he worked as a ...
Family Disputes and a Nasty Can of Beans: Hillary Clinton as Litigator
As a judge waited to hear the case, a young lawyer named Hillary Rodham — who was always careful to address Tiny by his real name — got his accuser to sit down with her for a heart-to-heart. In short order, the girlfriend dropped the charges, saying ...
Lawyer sues after choking on Popeyes chicken, blames failure to provide knife
A lawyer in Gulfport, Mississippi, says in a lawsuit that he choked on a piece of chicken because Popeyes didn't include a knife with his drive-through order. Lawyer Paul Newton Jr. says he had to have surgery to remove the chicken from his throat last ...
PactSafe Wants To Keep Your Company From Getting "Lawyer Hacked"
All of us agree to a variety of digital Terms of Service (TOS) agreements every year. If you're wondering, a TOS agreement is that box that pops up when you sign up for a service and asks you to agree to their usage terms. These digital versions of ...
Lawyer: Priest Downloaded Child Porn but Didn't Contact Kids
A lawyer for a Roman Catholic priest in Pennsylvania says his client downloaded and viewed child porn but he says "the important thing" is the priest never tried to contact any children. Attorney John Waldron says Monsignor John Stephen Mraz, of ...
Friday is Love Your Lawyer Day, give your attorney a hug - Sun ...
Friday is Love Your Lawyer Day, give your attorney a hug - Sun ...
4 Things About Lisa Bloom, the Lawyer Representing Trump's Child Rape Accuser
Since the release of the “Access Hollywood” video in which Donald Trump bragged about sexual assault, a dozen women have come forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct. Accusations of a criminal nature were set to make news on Nov. 2, as the ...
Columbus lawyer helping Tensing judge with media
The judge presiding over the Ray Tensing murder trial now has outside counsel after learning The Enquirer and other media outlets might sue over camera placement in the courtroom and other public access issues. It's expected to cost roughly $250 to ...
Burlingame lawyer Joe Cotchett eyed for attorney general
One of the people floated as a possible replacement for state Attorney General Kamala Harris is Burlingame trial lawyer and Democratic Party heavyweight Joe Cotchett. Cotchett confirmed Thursday that — with Harris expected to prevail in her Senate ...
Ex-lawyer, on probation for forgery-fraud scheme, found dead in San Antonio
Former lawyer Hilda Valadez, on probation since 2014 for defrauding Bexar County by forging judges' signatures to overcharge on indigent defense work, was found dead at her residence Monday. A woman called police after going to her apartment in the ...
Oops! Dems Seize On GOP Lawyer's Apparent Slip On Poll Watcher Call
In legal action claiming that the Republican National Committee was illegally engaged in ballot security activities, Democrats are pointing to a conference call in which a Republican operative mentioned that certain GOP ballot security initiatives in ...
Jeffrey Lord: My Role Is To Be A Lawyer For Donald Trump On CNN
NEW YORK CITY — Jeffrey Lord says he views his role as a CNN commentator a little like being a lawyer for Donald Trump — and, he says, that's how CNN wants it. Lord discussed his role as a Trump defender in the latest episode of “The Jamie Weinstein ...
Lawyer criticises Gillian Triggs as 18C university case thrown out
The lawyer for one of the Queensland university students who has escaped a lawsuit for allegedly posting racist comments on Facebook has lashed Human Rights Commissioner Gillian Triggs. Alex Wood, Calum Thwaites and Jackson Powell were being ...
Dealing with lawyer jokes? 'Restatement of…
Lawyer-turned-humor consultant Malcolm Kushner has a suggestion for lawyers dealing with lawyer jokes: Be ready with your own punchline. In his book Comebacks for Lawyer Jokes: The Restatement of Retorts, Kushner supplies the comebacks, Above the ...