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Uma Thurman's lawyer goes after ex-boyfriend in custody battle - NY ...
Uma Thurman's lawyer goes after ex-boyfriend in custody battle - NY ...
Charges: Lawyer pocketed client's cash, autographed 'Who' album
A Columbus lawyer faces disciplinary charges for allegedly accepting thousands of dollars in legal fees and a band-autographed copy of The Who's "Quadrophenia" album while performing minimal work on a client's cases. Timothy Dougherty also faces faces ...
Lawyers Descend On Washington To Aid Trump Protesters
WASHINGTON — More than 250 lawyers, law students, and other volunteers from across the United States are planning to fan out across Washington, DC, during President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration weekend to document arrests and potential ...
Ex-Visium fund manager had no motive for fraud, lawyer tells US jury
In his closing argument in Manhattan federal court, lawyer Eric Creizman challenged prosecutors' claims that greed drove Stefan Lumiere to mismark the value of the fund's holdings because he was denied a bonus. Creizman said his client was in fact the ...
Texas lawyer died from overdose days after daughter's suicide
The Dallas County medical examiner's office ruled Brian Loncar's official cause of death as “the toxic effect of cocaine,” describing the manner of death as “accidental.” The 56-year-old's high blood pressure and heart disease were listed as secondary ...
Lawyer: Uber, Lyft may begin Logan pickups next month
Logan International Airport may begin allowing transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft to pick up passengers as soon as next month, an attorney for Massport said today. “The TNCs may begin doing pickups as soon as February 1,” said Lisa ...
Chicago's top lawyer preparing to depart amicably but amid controversy
... to oversee the city's Law Department in May 2011, shortly after the mayor took office. He came to the job with a reputation as one of the country's top lawyers in large part due to the $206 billion settlement between tobacco firms and state ...
Garner chokehold cop won't be indicted before Trump takes office: lawyer
The lawyer for NYPD cop Daniel Pantaleo predicted Thursday that his client won't get indicted in the chokehold death of Eric Garner before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn into office. “Nothing's going to happen by Friday,” defense lawyer Stuart ...
Operation Greylord's hero undercover lawyer to get Hollywood moment
Terrence Hake, the FBI mole who posed as a corrupt lawyer in Operation Greylord, leaves the Fedral Building on June 5, 1984. (Photo for the Tribune by Ernie Cox Jr.) Kim JanssenContact ReporterChicago Tribune. He was the young undercover lawyer at ...
Ethics Lawyers Call Trump's Business Conflicts 'Nakedly Unconstitutional'
Eisen, who served as President Obama's special counsel on ethics and government reform, has joined forces with Richard Painter, the former chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, to speak out publicly about Trump's potential conflicts of ...
Ex-Visium Manager Was Scapegoat for Colleagues, Lawyer Says
A former portfolio manager at Visium Asset Management LP -- accused of participating in a scheme to inflate the value of his fund's holdings -- was an unwitting scapegoat for the misdeeds of others, his lawyer told jurors Thursday. Stefan Lumiere was ...
Lawyer suspended from federal court for lewd, misogynistic comments
A Chicago attorney known for representing Christian conservative causes has been suspended from practicing in federal court for a year after he admitted making lewd and misogynistic comments to a rival lawyer, including sending an email that twisted ...
Lawyer Says Fatal Police Shooting of Mentally Ill Man Not Justified
Disturbing new video shows an officer-involved shooting of man they say was armed with a knife in Fontana. Tony Shin reports for the NBC4 News on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017. (Published Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017). The lawyer for the family of a man killed by ...
Document of Torture: One Chinese Lawyer's Story From Jail
Thirst, cigarette smoke and a precarious stack of plastic stools. Those are some of the weapons state-security agents used in an effort to extract a confession from Xie Yang, a Chinese human-rights lawyer, according to a transcript of his chilling and ...
Ex-Gemini Lawyer: SEC 'Unlikely' to Approve Winklevoss Bitcoin ETF
One of the lawyers who helped craft the application for what would be the first-ever bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) is doubtful the SEC will approve such a request any time in the near future. The critique, courtesy of former Gemini general counsel ...
Biggest Russian Bank to Replace 3000 Employees With Robot Lawyer
Smart, time-saving computers are quickly elevating many professions. Instead of employing dozens of assistants to sort through endless paperwork, many companies are turning towards AI machines to perform routine tasks. Lawyer robots are creating a ...
The Latest: Lawyer for El Chapo: No Evidence of Wrongdoing
A U.S. lawyer for Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says he hasn't seen any evidence that indicates Guzman has "done anything wrong." Attorney Michael Schneider said Friday that Guzman and his lawyers look forward to addressing the ...
Dallas injury lawyer died of cocaine overdose
The Dallas County medical examiner's office says the autopsy showed hypertension and hardening of the arteries were secondary factors in the 56-year-old lawyer's death. Loncar's death came two days after the funeral for his 16-year-old daughter, who ...
Troy Ave's Lawyer Releases Statement on Podcast Personality Taxstone's Arrest
Following the arrest of podcaster Taxstone in connection to last year's shooting at Irving Plaza, Troy Ave's lawyer has issued a statement maintaining the rapper's innocence. Following the shooting, the rapper was arraigned on charges including ...
Deceased lawyer was known for stadium deals
Real estate lawyer Louis Cohen, whose burned body was found earlier this week in a River North parking garage, represented big-name clients like Sears and Sara Lee and shepherded sports stadium deals to completion across the country. Cohen, 60, most ...
Report: President Trump Picks Former Verizon Lawyer Ajit Pai To Head FCC
As many expected, Donald Trump has chosen former Verizon lawyer and current FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai to head the FCC, according to a report by Politico. According to two anonymous insiders "familiar with the decision," Pai, who met with Trump on ...
Convicted lawyer sentenced
Christopher Bucio leaves court after his sentencing in Shelby County Common Pleas Court on Friday. SIDNEY - A suspended Troy lawyer convicted of felony unauthorized use of property involving land obtained from a client in 2010 was sentenced Friday to ...
Hartford Lawyer Corey Brinson Faces Prison After Admitting Role In Stock Fraud
Hartford lawyer and former city councilman Corey Brinson admitted in federal court Friday that he allowed a gang of international stock thieves to use his law firm to attract unwitting investors and then launder millions of dollars they lost in phony ...
Lawyer: Obama Denied Pardon for Bergdahl
Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl reportedly sought and was denied a presidential pardon by former President Barack Obama, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The U.S. soldier is currently facing court-martial for desertion after he left his base in ...
Outside lawyer to review Md. lawmaker's marijuana business ties
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said on the floor of the legislative body that the ethics committee had recently tapped an outside lawyer to help on a matter. He told reporters afterward that he was referring to Del. Dan Morhaim ...
Trump Taps Lawyer Who Repped UNC Over HB2 For DOJ Civil Rights Division
Donald Trump has tapped lawyer John Gore, who defended the University of North Carolina system in a legal challenge over the state's anti-LGBT law, to be the deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division. Gore is ...
Calif. Lawyer Isn't Waiting for MDL to Press Talc Cases in State Court
California likes to be different. Attorney Mark Robinson made that distinction clear when discussing how to move forward on dozens of California lawsuits fil...
Lawyer suing Thomas J. Henry makes accusations
Thomas J. Henry's former employee with whom he is involved in a lawsuit accused the high profile lawyer of fraud during a hearing Friday in a Nueces County courtroom. Henry's lawyer, Darrell Barger, fired back at Greggory Teeter who he said was spewing ...
A 'tortured,' broken lawyer and a hawkish judge cast deep pall over China's legal system
BEIJING — For 500 days, Li Chunfu, once a lively and tough human rights lawyer, was kept in secret detention by China's Communist Party. When he was finally released last Thursday, his wife was so shocked she could hardly believe her eyes. Instead of ...
Second senior lawyer departs BHA in wake of Jim Best case
A second senior lawyer has left the integrity department of racing's ruling body in the wake of last year's series of embarrassments related to the Jim Best case. Officials at the British Horseracing Authority say there is no connection between those ...
Robert M. Callahan, Farmingdale lawyer and judge, dies at 92
Robert M. Callahan, a Farmingdale lawyer who spent decades as the village justice, died Tuesday. He was 92. Callahan was a tail gunner during World War II. After the war, he returned to Farmingdale, earned a law degree from St. John's University, then ...
Schoenburg: Rauner's lawyer takes comfort in high court budget decision
Gov. BRUCE RAUNER's top lawyer says he believes the governor has followed the state Constitution in his budget proposals, but for those who question if that is the case, he takes comfort in a 2016 state Supreme Court opinion. DENNIS MURASHKO, who ...
[Audio] Lawyer who aided ashes return speaks, family too; Humboldt's last week of news
In the latest episode of Humboldt Last Week: After the Wagner family in Westhaven was burglarized and had their son's ashes ransomed back to them for $5,000, the lawyer that made the transaction possible has been criticized in anonymous comments ...
Lawyer for El Chapo: No Evidence of Wrongdoing
A U.S. lawyer for Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says he hasn't seen any evidence that indicates Guzman has "done anything wrong." Attorney Michael Schneider said Friday that Guzman and his lawyers look forward to addressing the ...
Nvidia Snags Cooley IP Lawyer as General Counsel
Computer graphics technology company Nvidia Corp. announced Wednesday that seasoned patent litigator Tim Teter is filling the general counsel role, effective Jan. 23. Teter is taking over for David Shannon, who informed the company of his intention to ...
Fauquier lawyer named top 40 under 40 family lawyer
The American Society of Legal Advocates is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers, drawing its membership from practicing attorneys who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the ...
Aziz Ansari gets the wrong lawyer in this “SNL” injury attorney spoof
The sketch takes the form of the classic customer testimony, where satisfied plaintiffs talk about how much money the lawyers managed to get for their compensation. For his troubles involving a truck crashing into his living room and burying him in ...
Homeland Security Chief Jeh Johnson Returns (Again) to Paul Weiss
“You could make the argument that there's no lawyer in our country who has dealt with a more challenging suite of issues than Jeh,” said Paul Weiss chair Brad Karp. In a 2013 speech at Fordham Law School on the pros and cons of a national security ...
Cartwright lawyer calls for two-month ban
Lawyer Wayne Pasterfield has declared his belief a suspension of around two months would be satisfactory for jockey Josh Cartwright, following his infamous ride at Morphettville on January 14. Ahead of the resumption of the inquiry next month into ...
Ethics lawyers to sue Trump over foreign payments
It will be filed in a Manhattan federal court, Gupta said, and plaintiffs will include Richard Painter, a former ethics lawyer in Republican President George W. Bush's White House. A Trump spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment. Trump's ...
Ethics Lawyers to Sue Trump Over Continuing Business Interests
Heavy-hitting lawyers plan to sue President Donald Trump in federal court Monday over business interests that they say put him in violation of the Constitution by receiving payments from foreign governments. The nonprofit good-government group Citizens ...
The Lawyer Who Argued Roe v. Wade Before SCOTUS Has An Important Message About Trump
On the 44th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark decision in Roe v. Wade, the lawyer who argued the case issued a warning about the state of reproductive rights in America. In an interview with NBC News, Sara Weddington said President Donald ...
The Lawyer Who Got Abortion Legalized Has A Strong Message For Us About Trump
In 1973, Sarah Weddington represented Norma McCorvey, a woman prevented by Texas law from getting an abortion, in the famous Roe v. Wade case. As a result, it became illegal for states to ban abortion. But now, at 71, she fears for our reproductive ...
'Your only right is to obey': lawyer describes torture in China's secret jails
The claims – impossible to verify but which human rights activists say are consistent with previously documented forms of abuse in China – are contained in a transcript of lawyers' interviews with one victim of the country's ongoing crackdown on human ...
Murder suspect unfit to defend himself, lawyer says
A Eugene lawyer is arguing that the murder suspect in a 2015 shooting outside a Central Point mini-market is not mentally fit to defend himself at trial, despite her client's attempts to dismiss her. Robert Kahlil Davies-Calhoun, 30, is charged in the ...
Philadelphia power lawyer joins Trump White House
James D. Schultz, a Cozen O'Connor partner and former general counsel of the commonwealth, was named an associate White House counsel Monday by the Trump administration. He began work Monday. The small team of White House lawyers occupies a ...
Victim Speaks Out About Lawyer Convicted of Hypnotizing His Clients
One victim of an Ohio divorce attorney who was convicted in 2014 of hypnotizing and then molesting his clients spoke out in an interview with "Good Morning America" that aired today. "He ruined a lot of peoples' lives," the woman, who wished to be ...
Ex-Bush ethics lawyer: Donald Trump 'will conform with the Constitution or we will remove him'
Richard Painter, the former chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, warned on Monday that Donald Trump “will be impeached” if he continues refusing to conform to the U.S. Constitution. In a Monday interview on Australia's ABC News, Painter ...
Syracuse's top lawyer blames DA for taxpayers' $560K bill over probe that went nowhere
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - It cost taxpayers more than $560,000 in legal bills for Syracuse City Hall to fend off a criminal investigation that went nowhere. The city's top lawyer puts the blame on Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick. "Look no ...
Legal Work for Marijuana? Court Says No, Suspends Lawyer
A Louisiana lawyer who worked in exchange for marijuana has been suspended from practice for a year. The state's Supreme Court rejected a disciplinary board's recommendation to let attorney James Mecca keep working. Mecca pleaded guilty in 2014 to a ...