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Lawyer: Iranian family thrilled baby to get life-saving heart surgery in US
The family of an Iranian infant who was temporarily banned from coming to the United States for life-saving heart surgery is "overwhelmingly relieved and thrilled" the child will now be able to have the treatment, their lawyer said Saturday. Jennifer M ...
Lawyer for Minnesota players says lawsuits being discussed
FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, Minnesota wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky, flanked by quarterback Mitch Leidner, obscured behind Wolitarsky, and tight end Duke Anyanwu gestures as he stands in front of other team members while talking to ...
Zimbabwe: Zim Protest Pastor 'Held in Maximum Security Prison' - Lawyer
Evan Mawarire, the protest pastor arrested in Harare as he returned from exile in the US this week, is being held in a maximum security prison, one of his lawyers said on Saturday. The #ThisFlag movement founder "has been classified as a 'D' Class ...
Extraordinary Life: An Outspoken Lawyer, Dedicated To Rights
It didn't matter how hard the case was" said Jim Bergenn, a Hartford lawyer and close friend. "She was strong and zealous." Judges and prosecutors knew she would deliver on the arguments she made on behalf of her clients, Bergenn said. "You have to ...
When Your Judge Isn't A Lawyer
Twenty-eight states require all judges presiding over misdemeanor cases to be lawyers, including large states like California and Florida. In 14 of the remaining 22 states, a defendant who receives a prison sentence from a non-lawyer judge has the ...
College football: Lawyer for Minnesota players says lawsuits being discussed
FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2016, file photo, Minnesota wide receiver Drew Wolitarsky, flanked by quarterback Mitch Leidner, obscured behind Wolitarsky, and tight end Duke Anyanwu gestures as he stands in front of other team members while talking to ...
Lawyer Team Packs Up; Immigrants Getting Through
WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of volunteer lawyers that had been camped out at a diner at JFK have dismantled most of their operation since they said immigrants were arriving at the airport with no problems. Attorney Camille Mackler said the New York ...
Cornell Hires First Female To Be University's Top Lawyer
Madelyn F. Wessel will become the first woman to assume the role of Cornell's top lawyer this spring, succeeding James Mingle, who worked with the University for more than 20 years. Wessel, currently the university counsel at Virginia Commonwealth ...
Lose FOID card, keep your guns: Crystal Lake lawyer's story case in point
Authorities apparently had not confiscated the weapons earlier from the lawyer, Donald F. Franz, despite the fact that his arrest in January marked the second time in about nine months that he has been accused of carrying a loaded gun in his car after ...
Lawyer: Iranian family thrilled baby to be treated in US
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The family of an Iranian infant who was temporarily banned from coming to the United States for life-saving heart surgery is "overwhelmingly relieved and thrilled" the child will now be able to have the treatment, their lawyer ...
Hollywood Lawyer Marty Singer Can Make Any Problem Go Away—Except Maybe One
The guests who gathered for the Beverly Hills Bar Association's annual “Entertainment Lawyer of the Year” dinner nearly five years ago may have anticipated another of those dreary evenings—one more oxymoronic “lawyers' gala,” filled with the customary ...
NJ lawyer who conspired with drug dealers faces decades in prison
Farrrell helped the dealers hide their money, use drug proceeds to write checks and give cash to pay for lawyers for grand jury witnesses and others under investigation, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He also ...
Longtime SEC Lawyer Jumps to Simpson Thacher
Michael Osnato Jr. spent eight years at the Securities and Exchange Commission working to curb potential abuse by financial institutions, most recently as head of the agency's complex financial institutions unit. Now, the 44-year-old is heading into ...
Lawyer: Drug addict linked to Cicero chainsaw murder thought bag held dead dog
Syracuse, NY -- A Schroeppel woman accused of helping dismember and burn a murdered man's body thought the bag with his remains contained a dead dog, her lawyer said today. Connie Ingoldby, 48, is charged with felony hindering prosecution and ...
Seattle Lawyer Challenging Trump's Muslim Ban: "The Outpouring of Support is Unprecedented"
legal director of Northwest Immigrant Rights Project and lead counsel for the class action lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's executive order. His lawsuit was filed in Seattle on behalf of three parents legally living in the U.S. who are ...
Lawyer says Trump right to chide judge over 'ridiculous' ruling
An activist lawyer on Monday accused the Seattle judge who halted President Trump's extreme vetting executive order of a “dangerous political stunt,” saying the president was right in chiding the judge for a “ridiculous” ruling. Victor Williams, a D.C ...
Lawyer: Police responsible for ambulance problems at protest
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An attorney representing protesters who blocked a Connecticut highway on Saturday says police are responsible for problems at the demonstration, including the delay of an ambulance stuck in traffic. Saturday's demonstration in ...
Massey posts bond; hires lawyer
ROANOKE RAPIDS – A local funeral director arrested earlier this week on charges of alleged sex offenses with a minor has posted bond. Roanoke Rapids attorney Gilbert Chichester and his law partner Geoffrey Davis will be representing Harold Massey as ...
'Travesty': Filmmaker Not Allowed To View Testimony Of Famed Asbestos Lawyer
A Texas judge's refusal to unseal testimony given by renowned plaintiffs attorney Russell Budd on the “Terrell memo” was a “travesty,” says the lawyer who filed the motion to unseal it. Late last year, Christine Biederman, a Dallas lawyer and freelance ...
The Latest: Lawyer Defends Release of Police Shooting Videos
A federal appeals court in California has asked a news media lawyer why court orders to release video of deadly police encounters should not automatically be stayed pending appeal. Judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday pressed an ...
42 Years of Being a Lawyer in India Has Given This Veteran #3 Deep Insights
42 years of practice is a figure only a rare industry gem can count on their fingers. An idol to thousands of aspiring professionals, a hero in the eyes of the world, an expert in corporate & intellectual property law, India's veteran lawyer Jyoti ...
Top lawyer to help Wisconsin Republicans in fight over legislative maps
MADISON - Wisconsin Republicans are retaining former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement — one of the best-known litigators in the country — to try to get the U.S. Supreme Court to prevent them from having to redraw maps of legislative districts ...
Gibson Dunn Opens Houston Office
Rob Walters, partner in charge of the firm's 60-lawyer Dallas office, said the Los Angeles-based firm cannot identify the eight lawyers yet because of their obligations to their former firms and clients. "It is absolutely an elite team and it is oil ...
Sinking Millennium Tower's condo owners hire Trump's lawyer
Condo owners at San Francisco's sinking Millennium Tower are raising the stakes in their fight to get the infamous downtown building fixed — hiring a celebrity Los Angeles lawyer in anticipation of suing the developer. Residents of the 48-story ...
Citizens United Lawyer Targets Texas Campaign Finance Laws
Bopp, a conservative Indiana lawyer, said current Texas laws infringe on the Houston group's free speech. He said an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court to eliminate the corporate contribution ban and PAC disclosure requirements would be expected if they ...
Ex-lawyer of 'Fatal Attraction' killer quips about film's eeriest scene
The attorney, Julia Heit, then explained the scene as she talked with reporters and Warmus' current lawyer, James Lenihan, after a hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday. In it, star Glenn Close puts a pet rabbit in a pot of boiling water as an ...
Fired lawyer says Public Defender's office is too political
VIERA, Fla. (AP) — An assistant public defender who wore a Black Lives Matter tie to court in Florida says he was fired because he made online comments accusing his office of being overtly political. Florida Today ( (link) 2kAMB1v ...
Melania Trump's Jewish Immigration Lawyer Takes On Donald's Muslim Ban
Melania Trump's Jewish immigration lawyer has joined the fight against Donald Trump's travel ban on immigrants from seven Muslim countries. Michael Wildes, the grandson of a Holocaust survivor and the former mayor of Englewood, New Jersey, ...
George W. Bush's “torture lawyer” turns on Trump — but it may be too late
But nobody is more notoriously connected to the Bush administration's torture program than John Yoo, who was head of the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Council. Yoo is a Washington lawyer who sate behind a desk; he never tortured anyone. But ...
Snowden's Russian lawyer hopes for clemency from Trump
The lawyer also added that his client loved the US and was missing it very much. In the same interview, Kucherena said that Russian authorities had recently prolonged Snowden's residence permit, but noted that it was too early to talk about possibility ...
George W. Bush's 'Torture Lawyer' Turns on Trump—but It May Be Too Late
But nobody is more notoriously connected to the Bush administration's torture program than John Yoo, who was head of the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Council. Yoo is a Washington lawyer who sate behind a desk; he never tortured anyone. But ...
Lawyer posts viral account of subway passengers joining to scrub swastika graffiti
A lawyer's Facebook post about passengers on a Manhattan subway train uniting to remove anti-Semitic graffiti has gotten lots of attention. The post by Gregory Locke, an associate at Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, had 735,000 reactions and ...
Lawyer asks Indiana court to order release of Pence emails
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indianapolis lawyer is asking the Indiana Supreme Court to order the release of emails sent to Vice President Mike Pence when he was governor. William Groth's appeal asks for access to emails sent to Pence in 2014 in which a ...
Byrd's lawyer wants judge to toss all evidence
Byrd's lawyer, Don Pumphrey Jr. of Tallahassee, asked the judge to suppress “any and all” evidence against Byrd, including the 30-plus grams of cocaine found in his district truck and his own admission to officers. Byrd was arrested in a so-called ruse ...
Cooperman's Lawyer Says He Faced Parallel Criminal Inquiry
At a hearing Tuesday, Cooperman was in federal court in Philadelphia asking for the suit brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to be dismissed. An SEC lawyer said that Cooperman had refused to be questioned by regulators before they ...
Disillusioned Russian ex-lawyer opts for Hobbit-like existence
MOSCOW, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Three years ago, Yury Alekseyev became disillusioned with the concrete walls of his one-room Moscow apartment and his daily commute to work in a law firm, and began to think about building a new home. Picking up a shovel, ...
California legislators meet with their lawyer: former US Atty. Gen. Eric Holder
Campaign finance reports released last week showed that Chiang, California's treasurer, raised $4.2 million in 2016, almost matching the money raked in that year by Democratic rival Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom. On Tuesday, Chiang snagged the early ...
Trump Team Shuffles Lawyers in Hours Before Travel Ban Hearing
The U.S. said the two top lawyers representing the U.S. would not take part in Tuesday's hearing, because of their past relationship with one of the world's biggest law firms, Jones Day. Instead, August Flentje, a longtime Justice Department lawyer ...
This Lawyer Is No Stranger To Media Adaptations Of His Career
What TV series was reputedly based on the career of Bobby Lee Cook, the criminal defense attorney who — among other cases — secured a judgment overturning the conviction of Jim Williams, the man convicted in the case behind the book and film ...
Why Melania Trump's Own Lawyer Is Arguing She Would Have Made Millions Exploiting Her Role
On Monday, First Lady of the United States Melania Trump refiled a defamation suit against Mail Media, owner of the Daily Mail, over a story suggesting that she had once worked as an escort. Because she is undoubtedly a public figure, Melania will need ...
Appeals Court Rejects Immigrants' Right to a Lawyer in Expedited Cases
Immigrants who are caught entering the U.S. illegally have no right to legal representation, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled on Tuesday. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the deportation of a Mexican immigrant who was ...
Government lawyer faces skeptical questions at appeals court hearing on Trump immigration order
A federal appeals court panel peppered a government lawyer with skeptical questions Tuesday about why it should — or should not — restore President Trump's executive order temporarily barring refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries ...
Tenafly lawyer accused of defrauding NFL players, 9/11 first responders
A Tenafly lawyer has been accused of defrauding Sept. 11 emergency responders and professional football players who were in line to receive compensation for their injuries. Roni Dersovitz and RD Legal Funding at 45 Legion Drive, Cresskill, allegedly ...
Court Grills Lawyers on Donald Trump's Immigration Order
An appeals court pressed a Justice Department lawyer Tuesday on whether President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration is discriminatory, while also pushing an attorney for the two states fighting the order to explain how it could be ...
Judges grill Justice Department lawyer over immigration ban
Judges fired tough questions at the Justice Department lawyer defending President Donald Trump's immigration order as well as at the attorney for two states seeking to strike it down, paving the way for an expected quick ruling on whether it should ...
Judges grill White House lawyer defending Trump travel ban, 'real risk' in freezing it
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court panel peppered a government lawyer with skeptical questions Tuesday about why it should -- or should not -- restore President Donald Trump's executive order temporarily barring refugees and citizens of seven ...
Rape case opens against Montgomery County lawyer
NORRISTOWN - The prosecution in a rape case against a disbarred Montgomery County lawyer argued Tuesday that the alleged victim was in no condition to consent to sex. Opening arguments were made in the trial of Vincent A. Cirillo Jr., 57, of Narberth, ...
US court grills Trump lawyer over 'terror' threats
During an oral argument lasting more than an hour, a three-judge panel of the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals pressed a government lawyer on Tuesday over whether the Trump administration's national security argument was backed by evidence that people ...
After court victory, Egypt rights lawyer eyes presidency bid
CAIRO – The congratulatory bouquet of flowers sitting in Khaled Ali's austere downtown Cairo office has withered away, but the writing on the attached card is clear: "Tiran and Sanafir are Egyptian." It's a reference to the court victory that brought ...
Akin Gump Lawyer Charged With Trying to Sell Sealed Suit
A Washington lawyer at a prominent firm was arrested in a disguise while trying to sell a copy of a secret lawsuit involving a company that was under investigation by the U.S. Justice Department. Jeffrey Wertkin was picked up Jan. 31 in the lobby of a ...