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Topsfield lawyer disbarred
TOPSFIELD — A Topsfield lawyer who was sentenced last month to a year of probation and ordered to pay more than $300,000 in restitution to the IRS for unpaid taxes has now also been formally disbarred. John Molloy Jr., 53, surrendered his law license ...
Lawyer wants FBI info about Clinton emails found in Weiner probe
Randol Schoenberg, a California lawyer, filed papers in Manhattan Federal Court for the release of the “search warrant, search warrant application, and any receipts used by the FBI and Justice Department to obtain the review of Huma Abedin's emails ...
City lawyer: Georgetown can't block proposed pump station for pipeline
Georgetown City Council members found out Tuesday night they couldn't stop a company from building a pump station for a crude oil pipeline in the southeastern part of the city even if they denied the company's rezoning request. The city's attorney ...
McKnight family meets with DA ahead hearing, says lawyer
GRETNA, La. (AP) - An attorney for the family of slain former NFL running back Joe McKnight says the player's family has met with prosecutors to discuss next steps in the legal case against his accused shooter. Attorney George Tucker tells The New ...
Lawyer: Slain Former NFL Player's Family Meets With DA
An attorney for the family of slain former NFL running back Joe McKnight says the player's family has met with prosecutors to discuss next steps in the legal case against his accused shooter. Attorney George Tucker tells The New Orleans Advocate ...
NJ lawyer cleared of charges he sexually assaulting girl
ATLANTIC COUNTY -- A South Jersey criminal defense lawyer has been cleared of charges he sexually assaulted a teenage girl, according to a report. J. David Alcantara was acquitted of charges of aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact and ...
Prominent Texas Lawyer Battered Court With Baseless Hailstorm Claims, Federal Judge Says
In March, mega attorney Steve Mostyn found himself in a small Texas border town far from his Houston home, called there to appear before a federal judge and explain why he shouldn't be sanctioned for filing baseless hail lawsuits against insurance ...
Norfolk lawyer picked to lead state bar
MARK FITZGERALD of Norfolk was named last month as the chairman of the Nebraska Bar Commission. The commission administers and grades the State Bar Exam, among other things. He was appointed to the bar commission in 2007 and re-appointed in ...
NJ lawyer punished for his bad advice to beauty queen battling Trump
TRENTON -- A New Jersey lawyer was reprimanded by the state Supreme Court for giving bad advice to a Miss USA contestant who called the pageant "rigged" and was sued by Donald Trump. Attorney Richard Klineburger represented beauty queen ...
Local lawyer set to compete Friday on 'Jeopardy!'
St. louis lawyer Erin Williams with "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek. prev. next. Who is Erin E. Williams? Williams is an STL lawyer at Ogletree Deakins in Clayton, who will be a contestant on the game show "Jeopardy!" The game show airs here at 4:30 p.m ...
Local lawyer named to cancer lawsuit case in NJ
Meadow, who is a lawyer with the Lanier Law Firm, will participate in the coordination, preparation and presentation of the cases that allege Johnson & Johnson marketed talc-based products such as Johnson's Baby Powder for decades despite evidence that ...
Cosby lawyer: 'Bandwagon' of accusers want to pursue claims
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors are trying Bill Cosby for an alleged 2004 sexual assault only so that a "bandwagon" of women can pursue old, unsubstantiated claims that the 79-year-old comedian drugged and assaulted them, a defense lawyer said ...
Caesars unit's bank lenders need more time to resolve dispute: lawyer
A lawyer for the bank lenders said the committee would tell the court on Monday whether it had reached a deal or would move to withdraw their support for the Caesars unit's so-called restructuring support agreement. The lenders had set a Wednesday ...
Lawyer Takes His Butthurt Over A Negative Review To Court
But rather than make peace with this axiom, a New York City lawyer, Donald J. Tobias, has decided to take the fight to court. The dispute is over a review left by a Google user named “Mia Arce” who posted a one-star review of his firm along with the ...
D.A. to judge: Allow victims to detail Cosby's 'lifetime of sexual assault'
The women went public at the urging of "clever, cunning lawyers who had the agenda of bringing down an American icon," Cosby lawyer Brian McMonagle told county Judge Steven O'Neill, who must determine whether some or all of the accusers will be ...
Freed after wrongful conviction, he's back in court — as a lawyer
When Jarrett Adams appeared in the criminal courthouse at 26th and California on Wednesday, it was his first day representing a client as a newly minted lawyer. What set the day apart even more: Adams himself had been freed from prison in 2006 after an ...
STL lawyer weds Guns N' Roses axeman
Wedding bells were rocking this weekend for a local lawyer, Stephanie Howlett, and Guns N' Roses guitarist Richard Fortus. The couple was married Saturday night at Basso restaurant in the presence of about 25 of their closest friends — including ...
Cosby lawyer attacks 'bandwagon' accusers accounts as vague
The women went public at the urging of "clever, cunning lawyers who had the agenda of bringing down an American icon," Cosby lawyer Brian McMonagle told Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill, who must determine whether some or all of the ...
The Latest: Lawyer Wants Charge Against Officer Dismissed
Attorneys for the Minnesota police officer who killed a black man during a July traffic stop are asking that charges against him be dismissed. Attorneys for St. Anthony police Officer Jeronimo Yanez are filing a motion that says Philando Castile was ...
Las Vegas lawyer under investigation wants to protect wife from claims of missing client money
Attorney Joseph Kistler asks District Judge Gloria Sturman to extend an order freezing financial accounts of suspended probate lawyer Robert Graham at the Regional Justice Center on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016, in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las ...
Trump lawyer cites 1876 crisis to rebuke Electoral College suit
"The resulting political uncertainty provoked a constitutional crisis, with many Democrats crying 'Tilden or Blood!' and Kentucky preparing 100,000 men to march on Washington," the lawyers, both of the firm Jones Day, argued, citing a book on the 1876 ...
Cosby lawyer attacks 'bandwagon' accusers' accounts as vague
The women went public at the urging of "clever, cunning lawyers who had the agenda of bringing down an American icon," Cosby lawyer Brian McMonagle told Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill, who must determine whether some or all of the ...
Delhi High Court Lawyer Thrashes Wife, Daughter; Video Sent To Cops
A man believed to be a Delhi High Court lawyer thrashes his daughter while shouting abuses in a disturbing video filmed reportedly by another daughter and given to the police this week. In the one-minute video, the lawyer hits his daughter and as she ...
Lawyer: Police confirm they detained Chinese rights activist
BEIJING – The lawyer for a prominent Chinese human rights campaigner says police have detained his client for allegedly falsely using ID that wasn't his own to buy train tickets. Jiang Tianyong's family and friends last heard from him on Nov. 21 while ...
Lawyer: Police confirm they detained Chinese rights activist
BEIJING (AP) - Police have detained a prominent human rights campaigner for allegedly using ID that wasn't his own to buy train tickets, his lawyer said Thursday. Jiang Tianyong's family and friends last heard from him on Nov. 21 while he was in ...
Electors' lawyer: Founding Fathers 'anticipated' Trump
There may be more than a few dissenters when the Electoral College meets Monday — though not enough to deny Donald Trump the presidency. That's according to R.J. Lyman, the lawyer quietly advising a couple dozen Republican electors — all ...
Disowned lawyer seeks to join Moi case
Lawyer Samson Omwanza Ombati and a businessman, Mr Andrew Sunkuli, asked the court to allow them to produce evidence regarding instructions from Mr Moi to sell the Sh300 million land. The ownership dispute pits Muthaiga Luxury Homes Ltd, ...
America's Lawyer
Trial lawyer hall-of-famer Mike Papantonio hosts a new primetime weekly show called 'America's Lawyer', examining and exposing untold truths in corporate and environmental legal cases with a no-holds-barred approach in addressing bad lawyers and ...
Lawyer: Man Charged in Officer Death Incompetent for Trial
A lawyer for a man accused of shooting a Detroit officer during a chase says a psychiatric review has found his client incompetent to stand trial. Twenty-one-year-old Marquise Cromer is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sgt. Ken Steil ...
Lawyer: Islamic State member ordered France train attack
Lawyer: Islamic State member ordered France train attack People wait for a train in the foreground as members of a police forensics team take part in an investigation next to a Thalys train on the platform at Arras train station, northern France ...
Lawyer for Dylann Roof tries to spare him the death penalty in church shooting
Over the last week, prosecutors have presented a mass of evidence in the federal death penalty case against Dylann Roof, the white supremacist charged with fatally shooting nine black worshipers at a Charleston, S.C., Bible study class. The jury has ...
Lawyer for Minn. cop: Philando Castile 'stoned,' negligent before shooting
The attorneys for the Minnesota police officer who fatally shot Philando Castile on Thursday called on a judge to dismiss manslaughter and other charges against their client, arguing Castile was “stoned” and his actions contributed to his death. The ...
Lawyer: France train attack was ordered by Paris IS attacker
PARIS — The main suspect in a high-speed train attack thwarted by three Americans last year in northern France acted on orders from the leading member of the Islamic State cell that attacked Paris three months later, his lawyer said Thursday. Lawyer ...
The Latest: Lawyer Vows Vigorous Defense in Police Shooting
The attorney for a former Milwaukee police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a black man is promising a "vigorous" defense. Dominique Heaggan-Brown was charged with reckless homicide on Thursday in the death of Sylville Smith. Authorities say ...
American charged in bank hacking turned down Russian asylum: lawyer
Joshua Aaron's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, made the remarks during a hearing in federal court in Manhattan, a day after his client was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport after being deported from Russia. Aaron is one of nine people facing ...
Suspended San Antonio lawyer Prins turns himself into US Marshals
Suspended San Antonio lawyer Todd Prins turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals Service in Houston today, a day after a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Suspended San Antonio lawyer Todd Prins turned himself in to the U.S. Marshals Service in ...
Lawyer claims link between ex-NY police chief and unsolved Long Island murders
The lawyer for the family of a prostitute whose body was found near a suspected serial killer's dumping ground claimed Thursday that a disgraced former New York police chief regularly hired women for rough sex in a home near the scene. Attorney John ...
Lawyer eyes ex-Long Island cop boss as Gilgo Beach slay suspect
An imprisoned ex-Long Island police boss was named Thursday by a lawyer for the family of one Gilgo Beach victim as a possible suspect in the unsolved serial killings. Attorney John Ray, speaking at a news conference with a woman who claims ex-Suffolk ...
Donald Trump Taps One of His Lawyers as Ambassador to Israel
WASHINGTON—President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday said he would nominate his longtime friend and lawyer David Friedman to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel, assigning a key confidant to a central diplomatic post. Mr. Friedman, in a statement, said ...
Obama appoints Mumia Abu-Jamal's lawyer Debo Adegbile to civil rights commission
Mumia Abu-Jamal leaves Philadelphia's City Hall after a hearing on July 12, 1995. Abu-Jamal is serving a life term for the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer. (Associated Press) more >. View Comments Print. By Dave Boyer - The Washington ...
Meet David Friedman, Bankruptcy Lawyer Turned Possible Israel Ambassador
President-elect Donald Trump chose David Friedman to be his ambassador to Israel on Thursday. He's a unique choice for the role, breaking with a long held policy consensus in denouncing the two state solution and backing settlements. Here are five ...
Lawyer asks Supreme Court to force Senate action on Obama appointee Merrick Garland
Lawyer asks Supreme Court to force Senate action on Obama appointee Merrick Garland FILE - In this June 30, 2014 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Donald Trump will enter the Oval Office with the ability to re-establish the Supreme ...
Former Iowa lawyer disbarred for alleged theft
The Iowa Supreme Court has revoked the law license of a former Iowa attorney accused of embezzling money owed to his business partners. Brian Michael Green will no longer be able to practice law in the state after the unanimous ruling from the court ...
China Holds Rights Lawyer on Suspicion of 'Providing State Secrets Overseas'
Fellow rights lawyers believe he is likely to have been detained because of his involvement with the families affected by a nationwide crackdown involving hundreds of rights lawyers that began on July 9, 2015 with a police raid on the offices of the ...
Lawyers Differ On Carmans' Planned Christmas Trip
But a lawyer for Linda Carman's sisters was critical of Nathan Carman for planning the trip instead of attending a service for his deceased grandfather. Multiple law enforcement agencies are investigating Linda Carman's disappearance at sea. They have ...
You Don't Own Your Timetable As A Trial Lawyer
Clients delegate enormously more to trial lawyers than they do other lawyers, and judges rely greatly on the lawyers before them. But clients and judges and arbitrators determine the trial lawyer's schedule. Litigators go back and forth on case ...
Clients push for quick access to funds of suspended probate lawyer
Former clients of suspended probate lawyer Robert Graham are pressing for the swift appointment of a bankruptcy trustee to collect his firm's assets. Their attorneys, led by Gerald Gordon , said in court documents Friday that “time is of the essence ...
Ghost Ship leader retains 'Shrimp Boy' Chow lawyer
OAKLAND – Derick Almena, the leader of the Ghost Ship warehouse where 36 people died earlier this month in a fast-moving blaze, has retained the services of famed attorney Tony Serra, along with two other lawyers who work in the same San Francisco ...
Lawyer: Framingham deputy chief being used as 'scapegoat'
FRAMINGHAM - A veteran police officer who spent more than five months on administrative leave after being taken off the job earlier this year defended his record Friday, accusing police officials of retaliating against him to distract from wide-ranging ...
Cuba Arrests American Human Rights Lawyer, Foundation Says ...
Cuba Arrests American Human Rights Lawyer, Foundation Says ...