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Lawyer in Labor Secretary Nominee's Divorce Says Abuse Allegations Were 'Credible'
The domestic abuse allegations against Trump's Labor Secretary pick Andrew Puzder were “credible and believable” at the time they were filed in the 1980s, according to a lawyer who represented Puzder's ex-wife, Lisa Henning at the time. Dan Sokol, who ...
Turkey court drops case against Israelis over aid ship storming: lawyer
Istanbul (AFP) - An Istanbul court on Friday dropped a case against four top former Israeli commanders who were being tried in absentia over the 2010 deadly storming of a Turkish ship bound for Gaza, a lawyer said. An arrest warrant for the four was ...
Donald Trump's 'executive producer' credit, explained by a big-shot Hollywood lawyer
I know next to nothing about how the entertainment world works. Like many Americans, I assume, the blur of names that I ignore at the end of movies is the functional equivalent of a book written in Portuguese: I recognize it as having meaning, but I'll ...
Former Bush ethics lawyer: Trump needs to divest from his business and focus on being president
President-elect Donald Trump must give up his business interests unless he is prepared to face a barrage of accusations and potential lawsuits, Richard Painter, a former chief White House ethics lawyer, told CNBC on Friday. Painter said on "Squawk on ...
Oakland Fire Victims: Nicholas Walrath, 31, promising lawyer
Two months ago, Nicholas Walrath launched the next phase of what was already a prestigious legal career, joining Durie Tangri, a small civil litigation firm in San Francisco, as an associate. On Friday, Walrath of Oakland was identified as among the ...
Missouri Gov. Nixon to work as lawyer after term ends
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will work as a private attorney at a suburban St. Louis law firm when his term ends in January. Nixon spokesman Scott Holste confirmed on Friday that the outgoing governor will work for the Dowd ...
Lawyer: Reno Boy Shot by School Cop Had Been Bullied, Beaten
A Reno police officer stands guard outside Hug High School on the north side of Reno on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 while other officers talk after a Washoe County School District police officer shot a student following a disturbance at the school. Police ...
Stats Of The Week: Deviant Lawyer Psychology
Which itself is no surprise, of course, but what is striking is the how much the “lawyer type” differs from a layperson, particularly in the areas of “resilience” (the ability to withstand criticism) and “sociability” (the desire to interact with ...
Trump lawyer says Saudi-linked businesses were shut down
Donald Trump shut down corporations with possible ties to Saudi Arabia in the days after the presidential election, it was revealed Friday. A number of corporations, all of which were registered in Delaware, were shuttered after Trump's victory against ...
Medical examiner calls Northbrook death a homicide
Northbrook police and the North Regional Crimes Task Force were still investigating Friday morning the death of a person found Wednesday night in this office building in the 1300 block of Shermer Road. Northbrook police and the North Regional Crimes ...
Supreme Court weighs lawyers' actions in 2 death row cases
Stokes' case is one of two the Supreme Court is weighing in which death-row inmates are raising questions about the actions of their lawyers. In the other, James Tyler of Louisiana pleaded not guilty to the murder charge against him, but his lawyer ...
Politics|Supreme Court Weighs Lawyers' Actions in 2 Death Row Cases
Stokes' case is one of two the Supreme Court is weighing in which death-row inmates are raising questions about the actions of their lawyers. In the other, James Tyler of Louisiana pleaded not guilty to the murder charge against him, but his lawyer ...
The Latest: Witness, lawyer spar in Will Smith slaying trial (Dec 10, 2016)
Defense lawyer John Fuller on Saturday cited earlier testimony that a man traveling with Smith that night used a racial epithet and threatened to kill somebody in the confrontation with Hayes and Hayes' passenger after the crash. But the detective ...
Nevada court suspends lawyer's license
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Supreme Court has temporarily suspended Las Vegas probate attorney Robert Graham from the practice of law pending an investigation into allegations that he misappropriated millions of dollars of clients' money. The court ...
Northbrook police: Lawyer found strangled in office was intended ...
Northbrook police: Lawyer found strangled in office was intended ...
Lawyer Says Reno Boy Shot by School Cop Had Been Bullied, Beaten
RENO, Nev. — An emotionally distressed 14-year-old armed with a knife had been bullied and beaten and was trying to escape from a crowd of classmates this week who had gathered to capture video of an anticipated fight when a campus police officer shot ...
Lawyer buys Blacksburg's TechPad
TechPad, the coworking space that has housed dozens of Blacksburg startups since 2010, has been acquired for an undisclosed sum. Buyer James Creekmore, a Blacksburg lawyer, said Friday he doesn't want to make any major changes to the town's most ...
Defense lawyer points to inconsistent witness testimony
A defense attorney for former Saints star Will Smith's accused killer Cardell Hayes urged jurors Sunday (Dec. 11) to stick to their commitment to be fair in judging the case, despite intense public attention during the seven-day murder trial. Defense ...
New York City Lawyer to Sue Neighbor over Loud Christmas Music
A New York City lawyer is suing his socialite neighbor to force her to turn off what he says is nonstop Christmas music blaring from a loudspeaker through her Christmas display, the New York Post reported. “It's not like she plays it a half-hour every ...
Lawyer: Algerian Journalist on Hunger Strike Dies
A lawyer says an Algerian journalist on a hunger strike to protest a two-year sentence for offending President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died in a hospital in the capital. Journalist Mohamed Tamalt died Sunday after falling into a coma following months ...
Lawyer: Algerian journalist on hunger strike dies
ALGIERS, Algeria – A lawyer says an Algerian journalist on a hunger strike to protest a two-year sentence for offending President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has died in a hospital in the capital. Journalist Mohamed Tamalt died Sunday after falling into a ...
Former WH ethics lawyer: If Trump refuses to divest, he'll be in direct violation of Constitution
Former WH ethics lawyer: If Trump refuses to divest, he'll be in direct violation of Constitution · By Jen Hayden. Sunday Dec 11, 2016 · 9:54 AM PST. 2016/12/11 · 09:54. 60 Comments (60 New). Share this article. 60. 60. 60. Norman Eisen on "This Week ...
Lawyer of Gabon's Ping reported missing
Libreville (AFP) - A lawyer for the Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping, who is still disputing the re-election of President Ali Bongo, has been missing for three days, according to Ping's team. Eric Iga Iga, one of two lawyers who represented Ping in ...
'A dog and pony show,' lawyer in class-action suit says, recalling Trump University seminar
“He says things that resonate with people and that people have been waiting to hear,” said San Diego attorney Jason Forge, who was among lawyers from the much larger Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd firm brought on to help litigate the case. “He did that ...
Lagarde's lawyer to seek delay in French negligence trial
PARIS – A lawyer for International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says he wants a delay in a high-profile trial in which she's accused of negligence for allowing a huge handout to a well-connected businessman. Lagarde faces up to a year in ...
Lawyer of Gabon's opposition leader reported missing
A lawyer for the Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping, who is still disputing the re-election of President Ali Bongo, has been missing for three days, according to Ping's team. Eric Iga Iga, one of two lawyers who represented Ping in Constitutional Court ...
King & Wood Mallesons in Asia
Meanwhile, the firm has taken steps to improve integration and coordination throughout the region. KWM expanded its internal transfer and secondment programs in 2015, moving 65 lawyers and staffers to different offices, short-term or long-term, a 38 ...
Lagarde's Lawyer to Seek Delay in French Negligence Trial
In that case, Tapie, his lawyer, one of the arbitrators and Lagarde's chief of staff at the ministry, Stephane Richard, now the CEO of the telecom company Orange, were given criminal charges of gang-related fraud, and Lagarde's Paris home was searched ...
Lawyer: Reno boy shot by school cop had been bullied, beaten
"It is disappointing to think that such a tragic event can be sensationalized by one side and by the media in order to spread false truths, innuendos, and disparage the efforts of a law enforcement officer protecting children," said the lawyer, Neil A ...
John Diggle Needs A Lawyer On Arrow - Spoilers
And Oliver knows a lawyer… will this be a chance for them to bring in another DC character? There aren't that many male lawyers in the DCU (he said he knew a guy). The most famous is probably Harvey Dent but I doubt they'll introduce him. They could ...
Pro bono spotlight: Ask-A-Lawyer provides direction and encouragement
Each Ask-A-Lawyer event offers legal guidance and direction. The sessions also provide information on additional community resources available to people in need. Attendees may be referred to Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, The Jacksonville Bar Association ...
Lawyer Strangled To Death In His Own Office
[Police Chief Charles J.] Wernick said evidence indicated that Patel's killing had not been random and it was an isolated case in which the lawyer was the intended target. He declined to answer a question about what kind of implement had been used in ...
Lawyer seeks to criminalize open records requests
An Atlanta government lawyer, who represents Fulton County, is attacking the people of Georgia in her efforts to punish individuals making open records requests. Journalist Arielle Kass, of the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, is reporting that Fulton ...
Papantonio's "America's Lawyer" premiering Wednesday
After a rapid-fire succession of case folders flashes across the screen with tabs labeled "ILLEGAL HOLDINGS," "BIG PHARMA" and "CORRUPTION," Pensacola trial attorney Mike Papantonio appears, draped in a black suit and red tie, and cuts to the chase of ...
Lawyer Demands College Apologize After Ban Lifted on Client
A lawyer for one of two college students barred from their campus for taunting students at Hillary Clinton's alma mater in Massachusetts is demanding an apology after the ban was removed. Babson College students Edward Tomasso and Parker ...
Wardsboro man denies slaying; lawyer says self-defense
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) - A 57-year-old man from the southern Vermont town of Wardsboro has been charged with murder in the October shooting death of his neighbor. But Kevin Parker's defense lawyer says it was a case of self-defense. Parker denied the ...
King & Wood Mallesons: An Autopsy
The American Lawyer sought comment from King & Wood Mallesons on nearly 30 major points made throughout this story. The firm declined to comment. The firm's Chinese and Australian arms are largely isolated from events in Europe, as the three firms ...
Lawyer: State Supreme Court program unconstitutional
The Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts program requires financial institutions to turn over at least quarterly the interest earned on the clients' money to a private nonprofit group the court chooses. The Montana Supreme Court currently allocates the ...
Bill Cosby in court again: His lawyer, DA get loud over naming accusers
But before any argument could begin, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele and Cosby lawyer Brian McMonagle engaged in a dispute over the usage in evidence of names of the alleged victims that lasted for nearly an hour, and at times they ...
Lawyer seeks to identify author of three-word 'horrible' Google review
A New York City lawyer is asking a judge to order disclosure of the reviewer who gave him only one star and wrote this cryptic review: “It was horrible.” The petition (PDF) by lawyer Donald Tobias says he suspects the person who wrote the post believed ...
ARSON CASE: Lawyer seeks 'gag order' on DA's office
The lawyer for an Endicott firefighter charged with arson claims the Broome County District Attorney's disclosure about evidence poses a risk to chances for a fair trial. The defense wants prosecutors barred from making additional public comments about ...
We Asked a Lawyer What Immigrants Should Do to Cope with a Trump Presidency
Barack Obama has had a mixed record when it comes to the treatment of immigrants. His administration has deported more undocumented residents than any in history (between 2 and 3 million), but he also used his power as president to enact the Deferred ...
BREAKING: New Hearings in Holocaust Lawyer's Challenge to FBI Behavior in Clinton Email Scandal
Lawyer E. Randol Schoenberg is well-known for his work pursuing restitution of art stolen in the Holocaust; this week, he's made headlines for filing a lawsuit against the FBI. The lawsuit demands the agency honor Schoenberg's Freedom of Information ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Reportedly Got Into A Screaming Match With The D.A. Over The Privacy Of The TV Star's Alleged ...
Bill Cosby's Lawyer Reportedly Got Into A Screaming Match With The D.A. Over The Privacy Of The TV Star's Alleged ...
Lawyer Takes On Scourge Of Christmas Music
Children singing christmas carols Before we get started here, I have a confession to make: I love Christmas music. I play it before Thanksgiving and I DON'T CARE. Sometimes I just need a little Christmas. And once Jack Frost is nipping at your nose ...
Trump Transition Lawyer Has Spent Years Suing For Climate Emails
Trump Transition Lawyer Has Spent Years Suing For Climate Emails. David Schnare left the Environmental Protection Agency in 2011 after starting a nonprofit that sues universities for climate scientists' emails. “For some of us, it's in the blood. We ...
Flint water crisis cover-ups exposed: Erin Brockovich on 1st episode of 'America's Lawyer'
The weekly show, “American Lawyer,” “will tell the stories nobody else would have the chance to hear about” due to corporate-controlled media and will “interview lawyers handling the cases,” Papantonio said. Each episode will also feature a short legal ...
Is Doxing Unethical For Lawyers?
Which is one reason why lawyers need to learn more about doxing. After all, the large majority of our clients — particularly those involved in litigation over business deals gone bad or family law disputes — either come to lawyers carrying a grudge ...
State lawyer says she was just following orders in case of drug-abusing chemist
SPRINGFIELD -- Over and over on the witness stand Tuesday, Kris Foster said she had been doing what her superiors told her to do in 2013 when it came to the Sonja Farak drug lab scandal. Foster, a former assistant attorney general, said she had no ...
Gabon: Ping happy his 'missing' lawyer is safe with 'friendly' embassy
Eric Iga Iga, a lawyer for the Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping, who was reportedly missing according to Ping's team has been found. He was hiding in a 'friendly' country's embassy, Ping clarified on Tuesday. Iga Iga, one of two lawyers who ...