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Lawyer: Trey Songz, prosecutors negotiating in assault case
An attorney for Trey Songz says the singer is in negotiations with prosecutors to reduce a felony assault charge stemming from a concert in Detroit. Songz appeared Friday via video in Wayne County Circuit Court. Charles Longstreet II says Songz, whose ...
Uber-driving lawyer explains to cop why he doesn't have to stop video recording him
Jesse Bright is a lawyer who also drives Uber; when Wilmington, North Carolina police Sgt. Kenneth Becker stopped him and insisted that he stop recording the stop because of a "new law," Bright kept on recording and kept on insisting that he was ...
Refugee-turned-lawyer helps others start the path in Portland
She came to the airport as a lawyer. She soon became a ringmaster, a one-stop welcome committee, legal representative and menu-planner. Chanpone Sinlapasai ushered the TV news crews to one side, volunteer greeters to another. She lined bags of ...
Do Apes Deserve 'Personhood' Rights? Lawyer Heads to NY Supreme Court to Make Case
When Steve Wise first started out as an animal rights lawyer, people used to bark at him when he entered a courtroom. For more than 25 years, Wise has been arguing that animals who have cognitive complexities similar to humans should be legally ...
Former lawyer withheld client's money - News - Gainesville Sun ...
Former lawyer withheld client's money - News - Gainesville Sun ...
ACLU recognizes Helena lawyer for immigrant advocacy | Helena ...
ACLU recognizes Helena lawyer for immigrant advocacy | Helena ...
Lawyer: Accused ISIS supporter now denounces group
More than 400 days of jail have served as a wake-up call for accused ISIS supporter Khalil Abu Rayyan and caused the 22-year-old to undergo a metamorphosis that includes denouncing the terrorist group. Those claims are from defense attorney Todd ...
Rennie Farm Group Retains Lawyer
Hanover — Neighbors of Rennie Farm, Dartmouth College's former dumping ground for laboratory animals, are retaining a lawyer in hopes of persuading Dartmouth to expand and sweeten the terms of a program established last month to compensate ...
Madison lawyer saw need for a legal keyboard -- and built it
Brian Potts, an environmental/energy lawyer in his day job, is also a freshly minted entrepreneur, and he has taken his new business product, a lawyer's version of a keyboard, on the road. In early January, Potts and his associates, incorporated as Pro ...
Kate McKinnon Calls Out Liar (or Lawyer?) Jeff Sessions on SNL
Kate McKinnon Calls Out Liar (or Lawyer?) Jeff Sessions on SNL. Kate McKinnon. Another week, another woman playing a man in the Trump administration on Saturday Night Live. By Lucas Grindley. March 12 2017 1:02 PM EDT. Share on Twitter · Share on ...
A Robot Lawyer Is Officially Assisting With Refugee Applications
The chatbot was a product of more than six months of hard work, as Browder had to work with various lawyers to train his artificially intelligent (AI) chatbot. “I wanted to make sure I got it right because it's such a complicated issue,” Browder told ...
Wife Of DC Lawyer Worth $1.5 Arrested For Taking Food Stamps, Welfare
An Arlington, Va., woman allegedly falsified welfare applications to receive more than $100,000 in benefits while her husband raked in $1.5 million salary. Police say Helen Agbapuruonwu, mother of four, collected food stamps and Medicaid benefits from ...
Prominent IP Lawyer on 100 Lawyers and Staff Leaving Ropes & Gray
One of the big stories last week was Ropes & Gray's announcement that it would spin off its patent prosecution practice, resulting in 100 lawyers and staff departing the large Boston-based law firm to form a new entity. On Friday, Big Law Business ...
Prominent Maine defense lawyer dies at 79
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine defense lawyer whose legal victories included winning an acquittal for a woman who shot her husband 15 times has died. Daniel Lilley, who was 79 when he died Saturday night, played a role in many of Maine's highest ...
The National Security Lawyer, In Crisis: When the “Best View” of the Law May Not Be the Best View
A paper I have written reconsiders the “best view” standard as it governs our understanding of the relationship of lawyer and policy maker in one setting: national security crisis. It contests the suitability in conditions of crisis of both “best view ...
Defense lawyer still going strong at 94 years old
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey lawyer isn't letting his age get in the way of vigorously defending clients with theatrical flare. Frank Lucianna, 94, is still going strong, 66 years after he began his legal career, The Record reported ...
Obama lawyers move fast to join fight against Trump
Johnathan Smith, formerly a staff attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Obama Administration Justice Department, who is now the legal director of Muslim Advocates, stands in front of the U.S. Justice Department headquarters building where he ...
Lawyer Who Prepared Documents For Smuggled Cuban Players Shocked Smuggling Took Place
Scott Shapiro, a lawyer whose agency Praver Shapiro Sports Management has worked with Hernandez since 2009, testified on March 8 that he was responsible for preparing the applications for the players' U.S. visas and licenses from the Treasury ...
Lawyer for Former Egyptian President Says He Can Leave Detention
Mubarak is still banned from leaving Egypt pending an ongoing corruption investigation, but “he can go home now when the doctors decide he is able to,” Mubarak's lawyer Farid al-Deeb told reporters. The ex-leader has spent the last six years in ...
Threatened, Finnegan hires local defense lawyer
Lowell Board of Parks hears public comment and votes 4-1 on May 8 to lift the Chapter 97 restriction to allow the Cawley site to be considered for a new Lowell High School, but the measure did not pass because a unanimous vote was needed. From left ...
American terrorism suspect held in Iraq was denied access to lawyer, his attorneys say
“Mr. Khweis attempted to escape Iraq several times,” his lawyers wrote in the court filing. “Initially he was unsuccessful, however, he finally departed one evening and started walking for miles.” He eventually found Kurdish forces and was taken to a ...
ACLU Lawyer Sits At Heart Of Legal Resistance To Trump Agenda
"The way Anthony Romero, the executive director, sold me on it was, 'Look you're going to have a liberal Supreme Court for the first time in your career as a constitutional lawyer,' " Cole recalled. "And that sounded like a great opportunity. I didn't ...
Convenience store lawyer says Ferguson surveillance footage edited for film
Surveillance footage showing Michael Brown in a Ferguson, Missouri market on the day he was fatally shot was heavily edited by a documentary crew and is “100 percent false,” an attorney for the convenience store told reporters Monday. A documentary ...
Prosecutor, store lawyer say Ferguson video edited for film
Meanwhile, a lawyer for Ferguson Market & Liquor, says he will release an unedited version of the video showing Brown in the store. Attorney Jay Kanzler said he planned to do so Monday after saying on Sunday he wants to disprove the claims that Brown ...
Not everyone could get away with what Uber-driving lawyer did – Saunders
What kind of lawyer drives for Uber? they ask. The kind who has student loans to pay off. Not even his detractors are calling him lawless for asserting his rights, though. When my buddies Ed and Maurice called separately last week to tell my about the ...
Lawyer's pants catch fire in court
It appears a lawyer lit his own pants on fire while trying to prove his client was innocent of arson. Stephen Gutierrez, a 28-year-old defense lawyer, was giving his closing statement, arguing that his client did not light his own car on fire. He ...
Feds file motion to dismiss charges against Ammon Bundy's lawyer Marcus Mumford
Special federal prosecutors assigned to the criminal case against Ammon Bundy's lawyer filed a motion Monday to dismiss all the charges against Marcus Mumford. The motion comes more than three weeks after a judge dropped one of three charges against ...
Late fee causes Gray's removal from lawyer role
Kent Gray, a Leland Grove lawyer, was removed from the master role of Illinois attorneys Friday for failure to pay an annual registration fee, according to Jim Grogan, deputy administrator and chief counsel of the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary ...
Feds seek to dismiss charges against Bundy lawyer
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Federal prosecutors assigned to the criminal case against the lawyer for the leader of the armed occupation at an Oregon wildlife refuge have filed a motion to drop the remaining charges. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports ...
Lawyer: No late appeals likely for Texas inmate set to die
The U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 refused to review Bigby's case after a lower federal appeals court had rejected arguments his trial lawyers were deficient, that instructions to his jury were improper and that evidence didn't support arguments from ...
Murdered Lawyer Was Working on Plan to Undercut Myanmar Military
A close associate of murdered Myanmar lawyer Ko Ni says the constitutional expert was working on a plan to weaken the military's political power when he was gunned down at Yangon's airport soon after his return from a conference in Indonesia on January ...
No Late Appeals Likely for Texas Inmate Set to Die: Lawyer
His lawyer, John Stickels, said Monday nothing was in the courts to try to block Bigby's lethal injection. "I don't necessarily agree with it, but it's his choice," Stickels said. "I don't want to give up, but certainly there aren't any issues to be ...
Wake Up Call: Yahoo Has a New Top Lawyer
Yahoo Inc. has a new top lawyer, Arthur Chong, a former general counsel at Broadcom Corp. who has worked as Yahoo's outside legal adviser and previously worked for law firm Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton. The announcement in a regulatory filing ...
NEW: Teen shot four times in PBSO-involved fatal shooting, lawyer says
Attorney Jasmine Rand stands with members of Henry Bennett III's family outside the Palm Beach County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The family has formally filed a lawsuit against the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in the case of Bennett's ...
Kerkorian's wiretapping lawyer serving sentence in Oregon
Terry Christensen — the Hollywood lawyer convicted in 2008 in the wiretapping of Kirk Kerkorian's ex-wife, Lisa Bonder — is finally serving his three-year sentence in a federal prison in Oregon. Christensen, 76, who lost his appeal to the US Supreme ...
Lawyer: 1996 Tanning Bed Murder Charges Should Be Tossed
(AP) — The lawyer for a man accused of fatally stabbing two young women inside a Nashville tanning salon in 1996 says the case should be dismissed because the state ignored his client's right to a speedy trial. The Tennessean ( (link) 2noRXh7 ) ...
Counterpoint: You're A Lawyer, Not A Sherpa
I am so goddamn sick of hero lawyers who act like physically being in the office is some kind of requirement for being good at your job. “Oh, I slapped on some Redwelds as skis and distended my ulna's for balance, and I made it to the office by 9:35 ...
France's Fillon placed under formal investigation over 'fake jobs', lawyer says
French presidential candidate François Fillon has been placed under formal investigation into allegations he had his wife and children paid hundreds of thousands of euros for parliamentary jobs they may never have performed. Investigating judges are ...
The letter Donald Trump's lawyer wrote to The Onion is the best thing you will read this year
In January 2013, Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, wrote a scathing letter to the satire news website The Onion. According to The New Yorker, the attorney threatened legal action after they published an article titled 'When You're ...
Snoop Should Be Ashamed of Himself
Donald Trump's personal lawyer says Snoop crossed the line in a big way by mocking the president with a gun. Michael Cohen went on "TMZ Live" Tuesday and was indignant over Snoop's "Lavender" video, in which a Trump character in clown face is ...
Arrestees to get access to lawyers free of charge at Chicago police stations
"I want to ensure that constitutional rights are protected from the earliest point of contact with the criminal justice system,"said Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans after signing an order granting access to an attorney at no charge for people ...
Lawyer says Mischa Barton is the victim of 'revenge porn'
Mischa Barton's lawyer sent out a warning to anyone potentially shopping around nude footage of the actress. “It has been reported that naked or sexually explicit images of Ms. Barton are being 'shopped around,'” attorney Lisa Bloom wrote in a ...
Pushing for public funding, Michael Slager lawyer says Solicitor Scarlett Wilson 'doesn't believe in' murder charge
“I want to stay on as his lawyer,” Savage said after the hearing, “and I intend to do that.” Savage already represents Slager in the federal case as a publicly funded attorney. Pennington said that also makes sense in state court. “He has ... the ...
Mischa Barton Lawyer Warns Over Alleged Sex Video: 'We Will Find You'
Actress Mischa Barton's lawyer on Tuesday threatened to punish anyone who tries to distribute a sex video or images involving the celebrity. "I have a message for anyone who attempts to traffic in these photos or videos of Ms. Barton: we will find you ...
Colombian Woman Detained in South Florida: Lawyer
An attorney says a woman was detained by Coast Guard officials without probable cause while boating with friends in South Florida. (Published Tuesday, March 14, 2017). An attorney says a woman was detained by authorities without probable cause while ...
Former Charleston lawyer indicted, accused of embezzlement
Two years after surrendering his license to practice law in West Virginia, a former Charleston lawyer has been named in a 21-count indictment charging him with embezzlement by misuse of fiduciary. Robert Michael Martin pleaded not guilty to the charges ...
Franklin Co. lawyer accused of killing girlfriend in Mexico acqu - KMOV.com
(KMOV.com) - A Franklin County lawyer who was accused of strangling his girlfriend to death while they were on a trip to Mexico has been acquitted. John Loveless and Tamra Turpin went on a trip to Playa Del Carmen March, 2016. Turpin was later found ...
Lawyer's Pants Catch Fire, Hilarity Ensues
Usually, when you hear about someone's pants being on fire, your mind jumps to lies. And, in a fun twist of fate, a lawyer's pants recently caught on fire (cue sardonic chuckle). Unfortunately, this isn't evidence of divine intervention or magic, but ...
Bush Ethics Lawyer Says Donald Trump May Have Leaked His Own Tax Returns
Richard Painter, ethics lawyer for George W. Bush from 05-07 and current vice chairman of CREW, was having none of it when Rachel Maddow revealed Donald Trump's 2005 tax return Tuesday night. After asking how he could get into Trump's tax bracket, ...
Feds Let Tanning Mogul Todd Beckman Get Drunk After Kidnapping Arrest, Lawyer Alleges
He also, according to Boyd, asked for his lawyer, Travis Noble — the lead attorney on the case. But Assistant U.S. Attorneys Carrie Costantin and John Davis claim he merely mentioned "Travis" while chatting with one of the task force members about a ...