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Trump's Lawyer Says Untrue Tweets Hyperbolic, Gets Libel Suit Thrown Out
One of Donald Trump's lawyers just successfully got a libel lawsuit against the president-elect thrown out of court. And you're never going to believe how he did it. The lawyer successfully argued that Trump's potentially libelous tweets were not only ...
Lawyer of suspect in North Attleboro drive-by shooting says cops should record statements on smartphones
NORTH ATTLEBORO — A lawyer arguing in Attleboro District Court says police should be required to use their department-issued smartphones to record the statements of criminal suspects they have arrested. The lawyer, James Reidy of West Roxbury, who ...
Augusta criminal defense lawyer given highest peer review rating
Smith, 47, of the Augusta law firm Lipman & Katz, was given a rating of “AV,” or a preeminent rating meaning his work is “a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence,” according to a ...
Michael Cohen, Trump's lawyer, emphatically denies claims in salacious circulated report
Donald Trump's lawyer says a salacious intelligence dossier accusing the president-elect of receiving intelligence on his political rivals and engaging in "sexual perversion" including hiring prostitutes to perform "golden showers" in his presence is ...
Ninth Circuit Judges To Lawyer: Lying In Court Is Wrong, Mkay?
The Ninth Circuit is known for doling out rather harsh benchslaps when lawyers appear before it maintaining untenable arguments, and this case was (or should have been) a clear loser. This argument couldn't have been fun for appellant's counsel. And ...
Leaked memos allege Trump's lawyer helped orchestrate Russian hacking
They also claim that Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, met with Kremlin officials to orchestrate the release of documents hacked from American political organizations. The collection of memos, prepared as opposition research for political figures and ...
Lawyer: FBI has source in Best Buy's Geek Squad
The child porn picture is illegal, but now Rettenmaier's lawyer is questioning legality of how it was found. According to CBS LA, Rettenmaier's attorney said the FBI was paying a Best Buy Geek Squad employee for every child porn case he found on ...
Lawyer: Clash of the Ash to sell or close in 2 weeks
QUINCY - The beleaguered Clash of the Ash bar in Quincy Center either will find a buyer or shut down in two weeks, the owner's lawyer said Tuesday. The bar, which has remained open while appealing its liquor license revocation from last April for ...
When Potential Clients Try To Be Cheap By Seeking To Lawyer Up At The Last Minute
When Potential Clients Try To Be Cheap By Seeking To Lawyer Up At The Last Minute. By Shannon Achimalbe. at 9:59 AM. 9Shares. cheap cheapness penny pinching One morning, a potential client calls me pleading for help. He says that he has to reply to ...
Explosive memos claim Trump's lawyer met with Kremlin officials — but he may have been mistaken for a person with ...
Explosive memos claim Trump's lawyer met with Kremlin officials — but he may have been mistaken for a person with ...
For the First Time Since 1861, the Kansas State Senate Has 0 Lawyers
Teacher, farmer, personal chef, anesthesiologist, graduation photographer and auto dealer are among the professions of the Kansas Senate's men and women. What the lawmaking body doesn't have this year: a single lawyer. The attorney absence in the ...
Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Denies Claims in Mysterious Dossier
In a series of interviews with media outlets and in posts on Twitter, Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen denied explosive claims that appeared in a mysterious dossier posted online by Buzzfeed Tuesday night. The dossier, reportedly compiled by a ...
Trump lawyer says he will give foreign government profits at his hotels to Treasury
A lawyer advising Donald Trump on ethics issues said Wednesday he will give hotel profits generated by foreign government payments to the U.S. Treasury as part of a plan to avoid possible conflicts of interest. But the attorney says he will not divest ...
Trump lawyer: Trump hotels do not violate the emoluments clause
January 11, 2017 12:27 PM EST - During President-elect Donald Trump's first press conference since being elected, lawyer Sherri Dillon says that those who believe that Trump's ownership of hotels constitutes a violation of the emoluments clause are ...
Longtime lawyer E.H. Rayson Jr. dies
But he didn't find it to his liking and instead entered the officer candidate program of the U.S. Navy, graduating with honors in 1944. After two years as a demolitions expert on Saipan and Okinawa, he returned to Knoxville and entered the University ...
Trump says won't divest from his business while president
Trump will only know of those deals if he hears about them through the news media, said Dillon, a lawyer at Morgan Lewis who focuses on tax and ethics. Trump's daughter, Ivanka, will have no further involvement in managing the organization or her own ...
The Star of Trump's Press Conference: A Huge Stack of Papers Nobody Was Allowed to Look At
Those many documents—which were hidden from view by their protective manila armor—were accompanied by a lawyer, Sheri A. Dillon, of the Washington firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (recent winner of the Russia Law Firm of the Year award) who spoke in ...
This Top Lawyer Says Trump's Ethics Solutions Make Sense
Do Donald Trump's new conflict-of-interest proposals really ensure that the first billionaire POTUS will be fully barred from using his presidential power to increase his mammoth fortune? At the President-elect's press conference on January 11, Sheri ...
The Latest: Lawyer: District attorney probe 'grandstanding'
A lawyer for a southwestern New Mexico district attorney says the investigation into her traffic stop is “purely political grandstanding.” Jim Foy, an attorney for Francesca Martinez-Estevez, said Wednesday he found it unusual that Attorney General ...
Bush ethics lawyer: Trump 'will be in violation' of the law if he doesn't divest by Jan. 20
The former ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush on Wednesday said President-elect Trump has fewer than 10 days to get his finances in order or he "will be in violation" of the law for failing to divest assets come Inauguration Day. "He is not in ...
Lovelorn lawyer arrested for sending flowers, candy to ex
It's not often you get arrested for sending flowers, candy and bubbly to the love of your life — but one white-shoe lawyer found a way. Lawyer Blaze Waleski, formerly of Sullivan & Cromwell and now a partner at another firm, was too romantic — and ...
Fact-checking what Donald Trump's lawyer said about the president-elect's finances
Sheri Dillon, an attorney for President-elect Donald Trump, spoke at length during the Jan. 11 news conference — his first one in six months — to explain the incoming administration's plans to detach itself from the Trump family business. Two of ...
FACT CHECK: Trump Lawyer's Claim And Comparison to Rockefeller Is a Head Scratcher
Among the unusual elements of President-elect Donald Trump's Wednesday news conference was a 15-minute interlude in which an attorney took the podium and described Trump's plan to address potential conflicts of interest between his businesses and ...
UK Government Expects to Lose Brexit Legal Challenge
One of the lead claimant lawyers in the lawsuit told The American Lawyer at the end of the Supreme Court hearing that he was “confident” of victory. The government is widely reported to have prepared a short, three-line bill that would allow prime ...
7 questionable claims Donald Trump's lawyer made while detailing his business plan
But in making the presentation, Trump's lawyer, Sheri Dillon, made a number of questionable or misleading claims about what the law states and what the arrangement would mean, according to watchdogs. Below, we recap them. 1) “He directed me and my ...
British lawyer briefly detained in Zambia's copper region
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- A British law firm says one of its lawyers was arrested and held for hours in Zambia after meeting residents who filed complaints about alleged pollution from a copper mine. The Leigh Day firm said Thursday that lawyer Oliver ...
Not one Kansas state senator is a lawyer, making compliance with obscure statute impossible
An obscure Kansas statute requires at least one lawyer from the state senate to participate in a committee that handles some claims against the state. Compliance is impossible, however. For the first time ever, the 40-member Kansas Senate has no ...
Northern Ireland Political Crisis Could Delay PM May's Brexit Plans: Lawyer
Britain's plan to trigger Brexit talks by the end of March could be delayed by a political crisis in Northern Ireland if the British Supreme Court rules that Belfast's regional assembly must approve an EU exit, a lawyer for a Brexit challenger said ...
Build legal tech tools with actual lawyer-users in mind
When I was a young lawyer, my mentor cautioned me against seeing everything as a litigator. “Don't see every dispute as something that must be won or lost. A lot of times, clients don't care about the dispute at all.” I remember thinking: “Well, what's ...
A celeb divorce lawyer tells us why stars bother getting married
Eleanor Alter, the formidable New York lawyer who helped Mia Farrow decimate Woody Allen's 1992 custody suit, has witnessed the ugly nadir of many a celebrity union. The 78-year-old has been on the job since about 1970, representing the likes of ...
Skakel Case Defines a Defense Lawyer, for Better or Worse
Mr. Sherman's loss at trial was, without doubt, a stunning outcome for a celebrated defense lawyer who spent years analyzing legal cases on television, as well as trying his own. The Moxley murder was more than 25 years old by the time Mr. Skakel's ...
Not one Kansas state senator is a lawyer, making compliance with ...
Not one Kansas state senator is a lawyer, making compliance with ...
George W. Bush's ethics lawyer criticizes Trump business plan
"Mr. Trump will simply turn management of the businesses over to a trustee chosen by him, and to two of his sons, Donald Jr. and Eric. This is not a separation at all, and from a conflict of interest vantage point, it won't work," Richard Painter ...
City lawyer linked to search for mystery man wanted after train rage attack
A City lawyer with a high-flying legal firm has been identified as a possible suspect in a train rage attack in which the victim allegedly suffered a “torrent of abuse” that lasted an hour and half. Thomas Longstaff, 29, a solicitor with Linklaters ...
Friend of Bryant Park shooting suspect is real gunman: lawyer
The Bronx teen arrested for firing into a crowd and striking two skaters at the Bryant Park ice rink in 2013 has been wrongly identified as the gunman, his lawyer argued to a jury Thursday. Cory Dunton, 19, was with a group of pals that included the ...
How To Make Your Lawyer Life More Exciting
excited female lawyer Last night I saw Rogue One again. (Warning: **SPOILERS AHEAD**. If you haven't seen the movie yet, well geez, I don't know what to tell you, other than you clearly need to reexamine your priorities.) It's even better the second ...
Justice Department Lawyer Says He Did Nothing Wrong
Peter Kadzik, by his own account, was just a messenger. But on Thursday, Mr. Kadzik learned he was under investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general for a message he sent to Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman. Mr. Kadzik, 63 years old, ...
Chicago lawyer files federal lawsuit over police cellphone tracking system
Jerry Boyle, who is also a longtime volunteer for the National Lawyers Guild, brought the case after police intercepted information from his cellphone at a Black Lives Matter protest for Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 2015 on the West Side, according to ...
Lawyer, radio personality Lisa Wells reindicted in Miami County
A Cincinnati defense lawyer and radio legal analyst was reindicted by a Miami County grand jury on drug-related charges in a traffic stop on Interstate 75 near Piqua a year ago. Lisa Wells, 37, of West Chester Twp. was charged by state troopers ...
Gambia: Jammeh's lawyer asks court to block Barrow's inauguration
Banjul (Gambia) (AFP) - A lawyer for The Gambia's president has filed an injunction asking the Supreme Court to bar the swearing in of the president-elect this month, as Yahya Jammeh battles on in his attempt to annul his election defeat. The strongman ...
Entertainment lawyer explores dynamic industry in music industry class
She lectures about what she does every day as a practicing lawyer, giving her students firsthand information, she said. “With me being adjunct (at UCLA), my full-time job is being a music lawyer representing music creators,” LaPolt said. “So when I'm ...
Just an Ordinary Lawyer review – solo show honours Britain's first black judge
But we learn little about the problems faced by black and Asian lawyers in postwar Britain. The most revealing observation is that Sowande tended to hand high-profile cases over to his juniors to avoid race becoming an issue in court. There are gaps in ...
Lawyer sues Chicago police, claims they used stingray on him
In the suit, Jerry Boyle, who describes himself as an “attorney and longtime volunteer legal observer with the National Lawyers' Guild,” alleged that while attending the “Reclaim MLK Day” event in Chicago nearly two years ago, his phone was targeted by ...
Bill Clinton's Lawyer Asks Obama to Pardon Chaka Fattah
A former lawyer for Bill Clinton has sent President Barack Obama a pardon request for convicted ex-congressman Chaka Fattah. Fattah was sentenced to 10 years in prison last month after he was convicted on charges including participating in a ...
Uber driver charged in alleged beating of passenger, lawyer says ...
Uber driver charged in alleged beating of passenger, lawyer says ...
Garcetti lawyer tapped as temporary replacement for top LA budget official
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday he has tapped his in-house lawyer to serve as the temporary replacement for departing City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana, the top budget advisor at City Hall. Rich Llewellyn, 60, will hold the ...
Albuquerque lawyer tapped for Appeals court vacancy
Susana Martinez has appointed Albuquerque native Henry “Hank” Bohnhoff to fill a vacancy on the state Court of Appeals created by the retirement of Judge Roderick T. Kennedy. Bohnhoff, 60, a lawyer with the Rodey Law Firm in Albuquerque, was one of ...
Kansas Senate — plenty of lawmakers, but no lawyers
For the first time since Kansas joined the union in 1861, not a single state senator is an attorney. All of which could make things difficult for a joint House and Senate committee that's required by law to have a licensed Kansas attorney from each ...
Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Goes After CNN on Twitter, Tapper and Cuomo Defend Network
Evidently, Saturday night's all right for Twitter fighting — as Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen tried to mix it up with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, and Cuomo's colleague Jake Tapper rushed to his defense. It started when Cuomo fielded a query from a ...
Conn. Republican arrested for grabbing woman's genitals — his lawyer says it was 'a playful gesture'
“In almost 30 years of practicing law in this town, I would say Mr. von Keyserling is the one person I would never suspect of having any inappropriate sexual predilections,” the lawyer, Phil Russell, said. “There was a playful gesture, in front of ...