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US Probing 'Sexual Harassment Issues' at Fox, Lawyer Says
Disclosure of the investigation came in New York state court on Wednesday when a lawyer, Judd Burstein, said a client he didn't identify had received a grand-jury subpoena from federal prosecutors in New York. Burstein, who was in court on a case ...
'She got to the gun first': Lawyer claims struggle before fatal shooting
Dawn Schearer, accused of killing her ex-husband Anthony “Tony” Shearer in their Middletown home, appeared Feb. 15 for a preliminary hearing in Middletown Municipal Court. NICK GRAHAM/STAFF. MIDDLETOWN. A chaotic, confusing scene was painted ...
Dr. Luke's Lawyer Responds To Alleged Emails Released By Kesha
The lawsuit is an effort by the singer to “regain control of her music career after suffering for 10 years as a victim of mental manipulation, emotional abuse and an instance of sexual assault at the hands of Dr. Luke,” according to her lawyer Mark ...
Stealing charge dropped against St. Louis County lawyer; prosecutor plans to refile case
CLAYTON • A stealing charge against a St. Louis County lawyer was dropped this week on the same day he was to stand trial. But St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert P. McCulloch said his office will refile the case. On Tuesday, a prosecutor ...
Lawyer: Minneapolis man shot by transit police in Chicago has died
The Minneapolis man shot last week by an Amtrak police officer in downtown Chicago died Wednesday, a lawyer for the family said. Chad Robertson, 25, died Wednesday morning at the Chicago hospital where he had been treated for a gunshot wound to ...
Fox News's Harassment Payments Are Under Investigation, Lawyer Says
The United States attorney's office is looking into the way Fox News handled payments related to sexual harassment cases to determine whether the company misled investors, according to the lawyer for a woman who is suing the network. At a hearing in ...
Federal Inquiry Said to Focus on Whether Fox News Broke Law in Harassment Payouts
The Fox News Channel is under investigation by federal prosecutors to determine whether it broke securities law in making payments in the sexual harassment scandal that ultimately cost former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes his job, according to a lawyer ...
Lawyer for Florida State Is Arrested and Resigns
A Florida State spokesman said that Cramer then resigned just before he would have been fired. Cramer's lawyer said that he denies the allegations against him. Authorities said that Cramer responded to a Craigslist ad that was part of a sting and that ...
Review: On 'The Good Fight,' a Lawyer Claws Her Way Back to Normal
When “The Good Wife” had its premiere, there was a clear line from Hillary Clinton to Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies), the ambitious lawyer who came into her own after her politician husband's sex scandal. But the show had another Clinton figure ...
Immigrant father detained in Seattle because of his tattoo, lawyer says
An undocumented immigrant in Seattle might have been detained by immigration authorities over a tattoo, one of his lawyers said. An attorney for Daniel Ramirez Medina, a protected “Dreamer” immigrant who has lived in the United States since he was 7, ...
An ACLU lawyer tells us why you should be careful talking to the police after being pulled over
Jason Williamson, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, tells us why talking to a police officer after being pulled over might not get you very far. Beyond turning over your name, address, and ID, he says, there's not much else you should be ...
Appellate justices reject lawyer's bid to get license back
ALBANY -- A Saratoga Springs lawyer who was disbarred in 2008 after he failed to reimburse $28,845 to clients will not get his law license back, the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The Appellate Division's Attorney Grievance ...
Lawyer: Honor Polanski's Secret Deal, Let Him Come Back
Lawyer Harland Braun reportedly wants long-sealed testimony in the Polanski case opened to prove that Polanski had cut a deal to spend just 48 days behind bars for the sexual assault. But when the director of Rosemary's Baby was released after serving ...
Lawyer: Florida airport shooting suspect mentally competent
MIAMI – An Alaska man accused of killing five people and wounding six in a shooting rampage at a major Florida airport is competent to proceed with his court case despite indications of mental illness, his attorneys told a judge Thursday. Esteban ...
Trump Needs a Strong Lawyer
In less than a month, the Trump White House already has spawned a litany of ethics and legal controversies: potential conflicts of interest created by the president retaining ownership of his businesses, court challenges to his executive order on ...
Lawyer: Client subpoenaed in 21st Century Fox inquiry
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer representing former Fox News employees says one of his clients recently received a grand jury subpoena in a federal securities probe of how 21st Century Fox Inc. handled a sexual harassment scandal. Attorney Judd Burstein ...
Reports: Darrelle Revis under investigation, lawyer says five men assaulted cornerback
Revis' lawyer told CBS Pittsburgh that the cornerback was involved in an altercation with five men who allegedly attacked him while he was home visiting friends and family over the weekend. The lawyer claims Revis “feared for his safety and eventually ...
Stratham lawyer to face felony charges for domestic violence case involving client
PORTSMOUTH — A Stratham lawyer who was once convicted of phoning in school bomb threats is now behind bars on witness tampering and other felony charges related to a domestic violence case involving a former client. Ragnar R. Huffmann, 57, of 20 ...
E. Clinton Bamberger, Lawyer With a 'Fire for Justice,' Is Dead at 90
E. Clinton Bamberger, a Maryland defense lawyer and legal aid advocate whose court challenge spared a convicted murderer from the death penalty and led to a precedent-setting Supreme Court ruling in 1963 that protected criminal defendants, died on ...
Lawyer for detained “Dreamer” says ICE documents were doctored
SEATTLE -- Lawyers are asking a federal court in Seattle to order the immediate release of a man detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally. But the U.S. Justice ...
Lawyer: 'Dreamers' have constitutional rights under Obama amnesty
(WASHINGTON TIMES) Federal agents attempted to alter evidence and fabricate a story about gang ties for a Dreamer the government is trying to deport, the illegal immigrant's lawyers said in court filings Thursday night, escalating a case that's become ...
Gavin Grimm's Lawyer on the Rise of Anti-Trans Bathroom Bills, & How They're Prepping for the Supreme Court
Gavin Grimm, a transgender teenager from Gloucester, Virginia, has been fighting to use the boys' bathroom for over two years—first with his school board, then in the court room. After a series of victories and appeals, the Supreme Court has agreed to ...
Lawyers could be the next profession to be replaced by computers
Technology is often blamed for destroying traditional working-class jobs in sectors like manufacturing and retail. But blue collar jobs aren't the only ones at risk. The legal profession — tradition-bound and labor-heavy — is on the cusp of a ...
Airport Lawyer connects travelers with legal assistance
“It's really been a while since trying to get into this country, trying to get through an airport, has been this scary,” said Takao Yamada, attorney and co-founder of Airport Lawyer. Created just 48 hours after its conception, Airport Lawyer lets ...
Prosecutors allege Dorothy Brown took $15K bribe, but her lawyer calls it loan
Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown votes at Jesse Owens Park during the morning of the Illinois primary March 15, 2016. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune). Jason MeisnerContact ReporterChicago Tribune. Federal prosecutors alleged for ...
Texas trial lawyer is first African-American 'Bachelorette' lead
A 31-year-old Dallas lawyer will be the first African-American lead on the Bachelorette TV show. The lawyer, Rachel Lindsay, is an associate at Cooper & Scully and the daughter of U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay of Dallas, report the New York Times and ...
Exoneree makes his first appearance in court as a defense lawyer
Ten years to the month after Jarrett Adams was released from prison for a rape he didn't commit, the newly minted lawyer was in court this week representing another prisoner in similar straits. Adams was featured in the ABA Journal along with those of ...
Union lawyer says inmates staged "dry run" before uprising
WILMINGTON, Del. – Inmates at a maximum security prison in Delaware staged a "dry run" protest to gauge the response of prison officials two weeks before an uprising and hostage taking in which a prison guard was killed, an attorney for the state ...
Lawyer Says Robert Durst's Former Friend Concocted His Story of a Confession
Robert A. Durst at his November 2016 arraignment in the fatal shooting of Susan Berman. Credit Pool photo by Kevork Djansezian. LOS ANGELES — In a courtroom here on Friday, the defense attorney Dick DeGuerin went on the attack on behalf of his client, ...
Jets' Darrelle Revis getting a new lawyer
He'll be replaced by Bob Del Greco, a veteran of 30 years in the sports field, representing clients from eight different professional sports franchises. In 2008, he helped get assault charges against Pittsburgh's James Harrison dropped. Revis is facing ...
Governor nominates local lawyer to state DOT board | Local ...
Governor nominates local lawyer to state DOT board | Local ...
Airport Lawyer connects travelers with legal assistance
“It's really been a while since trying to get into this country, trying to get through an airport, has been this scary,” said Takao Yamada, attorney and co-founder of Airport Lawyer. Created just 48 hours after its conception, Airport Lawyer lets ...
Extraordinary Life: A Lawyer, And A Versatile Advocate
A gruff voice, fireplug shape and worn hiking boots didn't begin to describe George Hastings, a white-shoe lawyer whose service to the community spanned nearly six decades. "He was a brilliant lawyer, so creative, and a very strong advocate, whatever ...
A farmer, a journalist, a lawyer and a judge: Gordon Bennet was many things
The award is the highest honor bestowed by the association and is given annually since 1989 to an attorney who exemplifies ethical conduct and professionalism, devotion to the public good, promotes competence of lawyers and judges and participates in ...
A farmer, a journalist, a lawyer and a judge: Gordon Bennett was many things
The award is the highest honor bestowed by the association and is given annually since 1989 to an attorney who exemplifies ethical conduct and professionalism, devotion to the public good, promotes competence of lawyers and judges and participates in ...
Darrelle Revis hires the Steelers' go-to lawyer
It's been known for years that any Broncos player or coach who needs legal help hires Harvey Steinberg. For the Steelers, the knee-jerk barrister has become Robert Del Greco Jr. The son of a former Yankee whose possessions include a photo of himself as ...
Trump Travel Ban Personal for Young Lawyer Who Led Fight
... Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen. Purcell huddled with Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson and other lawyers to draft what would become the first major challenge to one of Trump's directives. Purcell said Trump's order was motivated by ...
Andover lawyer accuses NH developer of failing to comply with wetlands regulations
NEW BOSTON — A lawyer from Andover has filed multiple complaints against a well-known N.H. developer, alleging violations of state and national wetlands regulations. According to the Eagle-Tribune, Joseph Foister filed complaints against Joseph Faro ...
Report: Trump's lawyer hand-delivered Michael Flynn a secret plan to lift sanctions on Russia
Trump Organization lawyer Michel Cohen hand-delivered a "peace" plan for Russia and Ukraine to former national security adviser Michael Flynn before Flynn was asked to resign, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The plan, which involved lifting ...
Arlington lawyer expands her law firm
She has since partnered with another lawyer to open their own law firm called Boyle Feinberg PC, headed by Boyle and Joy Feinberg. Since 1984, they have focused on family law, including divorce, custody, and other domestic cases. Boyle has also worked ...
US President Donald Trump's Personal Lawyer Outlines Ukraine Peace Plan: Reports
Reports of Donald Trump's lawyer outlining a peace deal for Ukraine has upset many in Kiev. New York: US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer has given him a peace plan for Ukraine drawn up by non-diplomats, and which has outraged officials in ...
Attorneys of the Year: Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers
recognition-for-outstanding-service Few were surprised last year when the ABA/Hazelden Betty Ford study on attorney substance abuse and mental illness showed that the problem is deep and wide. Twenty-one percent of licensed, employed attorneys are ...
Attorneys of the Year: Latino Legal Experience
The project built off the success of previous exhibitions that showcased the legal experience of the African American, Native American and Asian American communities in Minnesota and of women lawyers in Minnesota. Along with numerous public- and ...
Trump lawyer sent Flynn a plan to lift Russia sanctions: Report
The proposal, which included a peace plan for Ukraine and Russia, was delivered to Flynn by Michael Cohen, the president's personal lawyer, the report said. The sealed plans were reported to have had the support of Felix Sater, a business associate ...
China Trademark Lawyers and Timely Renewals
Every so often one of our China IP lawyers will get an email from a foreign company (usually a North American or European or Australian company) whose China trademark registration (usually) or China design patent registration (sometimes) did not go as ...
Lawyer for Darrelle Revis says TMZ video exonerates his client
New video emerged on Monday morning that, Revis' attorney believes, will exonerate the cornerback from any wrongdoing. Revis was charged with “robbery, terroristic threats, conspiracy and aggravated assault,” leading to the conclusion that the ...
A Lawyer Aids Immigrants' American Dreams Through Her Firm
When a mother and stepfather were kept an ocean apart from their teenage son for almost a year by U.S. immigration officials, Rosanna Berardi of Berardi Immigration Law came to the rescue. Marleen Pfeiffer, a Dane, had married a U.S. citizen in June of ...
Daniel Ramirez Medina's Lawyer: "Absolutely No Evidence" to Support DREAMer's Continued Detention
White House correspondent for the McClatchy Washington Bureau. His latest article is "DHS chief proposes prosecuting parents of children smuggled into U.S.". On Friday, a Seattle judge ruled not to release 23-year-old Daniel Ramirez Medina from the ...
Lawyer in Wheelchair Sues Bronx DA's Office for Discrimination
THE BRONX — A lawyer is suing the Bronx District Attorney's Office for demanding her resignation after she started using a wheelchair and took part in a lawsuit against the city over the accessibility of its courthouses. Diana Lewis, 53, began working ...
Savannah lawyer makes helping film productions a business
A local attorney has opened a new company aimed at making things easier for out-of-towners coming to Savannah to make movies. Charles Bowen, who has experience in entertainment law, now operates Southern Gateway Production Services, which has ...