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Lawyer: Michigan police use fake Facebook profile to track gun advocates
A lawyer says Dearborn, Mich., police, used a Facebook profile name "Olivia," to secretly monitor a network of Second Amendment activists and ambush two men who filmed themselves walking into police headquarters last month. Nicholas Somberg, who ...
Spirit Lawyer Files Appeal in Led Zeppelin 'Stairway to Heaven' Case
Nearly a year after losing their case claiming that Led Zeppelin unlawfully lifted elements of Spirit's “Taurus” for “Stairway to Heaven,” the lawyer for the plaintiff has filed an appeal. Francis Malofiy, who represents Michael Skidmore, the trustee ...
Lawyer: Three Purdue Football Players Expelled After University's ...
Lawyer: Three Purdue Football Players Expelled After University's ...
Records: Lawyer Billed as 'DWI Dude' Stole From Rebel Group
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Texas lawyer who bills himself as the "DWI Dude" conspired to steal more than $1 million from Colombia's largest rebel group. Court records contend that 56-year-old Jamie Balagia conspired with two others ...
Will Dropping the LSAT Requirement Create More Miserable Lawyers?
In my fourth year as a practicing lawyer, in an earnest attempt to persuade a starry-eyed student who'd just been admitted to law school to save himself, I warned him: Going to law school was one of my biggest regrets, ranking right up there with the ...
Lawyer dies after fire at Winthrop home
A lawyer died Saturday after being pulled from the second floor of his beachfront home in Winthrop, marking the third fire fatality in a span of 24 hours, officials said. “It has been a very sad 24 hours for fire deaths,” said Jennifer Mieth ...
Lawyer: 3 Purdue players expelled after alleged sex assault
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A law firm that represents a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by three football players says Purdue University has expelled the athletes. The Indianapolis Star reports ( (link) 2mGZo2q ) the law firm ...
Records: Lawyer billed as 'DWI Dude' stole from rebel group
AUSTIN — Federal prosecutors say a Texas lawyer who bills himself as the “DWI Dude” conspired to steal more than $1 million from Colombia's largest rebel group. Court records contend that 56-year-old Jamie Balagia conspired with two others to launder ...
Tammy Baldwin Paid Clinton Lawyer $90K For Crisis Control After VA Scandal
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D., Wis.) paid Hillary Clinton's campaign lawyer $90,000 for crisis control following a Veteran Affairs facility scandal that engulfed the senator and her staff. Baldwin, who was first elected to the Senate in 2012, was the only ...
Bloomington lawyer asks Supreme Court to dismiss sanctions
BLOOMINGTON — A retired Bloomington lawyer sanctioned for criticizing three appellate judges is looking to the Illinois Supreme Court to dismiss a disciplinary recommendation that has overshadowed his career of almost five decades. James G. Walker ...
A lawyer sues President Trump over his financial disclosure
A lawyer filed a case in federal court on March 14 which claims that Americans have not received accurate information about President Donald Trump's debts. Attorney Jeffrey Lovitky, based in Washington, D.C., said Trump's May 2016 financial disclosure ...
Police Are Using Fake Facebook Accounts To Track Gun Supporters, Says Lawyer
A lawyer says law enforcement in Dearborn, Mich., conducted a “political witch hunt” after his clients were arrested for carrying firearms into a police station. Brandon Vreeland, 40, and James Baker, 24, were arrested Feb. 5 after the younger one ...
Lawyer files suit against Trump over debt disclosure: report
An attorney has filed suit against President Trump, claiming he obfuscated his personal debts in a financial disclosure with loans related to business projects he is associated with, Politico reported. In the lawsuit, Jeffrey Lovitky claims the public ...
Sorry, a Robot Is Not About to Replace Your Lawyer
Impressive advances in artificial intelligence technology tailored for legal work have led some lawyers to worry that their profession may be Silicon Valley's next victim. But recent research and even the people working on the software meant to ...
25 Women: Lawyer Jana McConnaughhay keeps family in focus
Jana McConnaughhay is a successful lawyer, an active mom, and an engaged volunteer who is willing to speak up when she sees a need. She started her own elder law firm, Waldoch & McConnaughhay, 10 years ago, and says assisting clients with wills, ...
Bruce Terris, public interest lawyer, dies at 83
Bruce J. Terris, a public interest lawyer for more than 50 years who during the 1960s and '70s was an activist on legal issues and community organizing related to anti-poverty programs, died Feb. 3 at his home in Washington. He was 83. The cause was ...
Liberal lawyer admits: If Obama issued the same travel ban as Trump, courts would have upheld it
Liberal lawyer admits: If Obama issued the same travel ban as Trump, courts would Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz explained on Fox News over the weekend that if former President Barack Obama issued the same travel ban as President Donald ...
Wolfeboro lawyer who represented Chuck Berry remembers rock and roll legend
The lawyer, who said he plays the guitar as well, said Berry will always stand out as the father of rock and roll. “He's influenced The Rolling Stones, the Beatles, everybody. They all pay tribute to Chuck Barry and his music, and that came through ...
At 94, 'Bergen's Busiest Criminal Lawyer' still loves his courtroom job
HACKENSACK, N.J. — Voice rising and arms emphatically chopping the air, the silver-haired lawyer stands before the bench in a courtroom, pleading for leniency for a sales executive with a history of DWI. If the theatrical delivery and the red pocket ...
Fredericksburg attorney's clients can lawyer up from their living room
The Chicago-based firm lets clients lawyer up from their living room. Its website, UpRightlaw.com, makes it easy for those facing bankruptcy to not only find a lawyer 24/7, but do most of their meetings and paperwork through a secure, online platform ...
Lawyer Mark O'Mara weighs in on Markeith Loyd case
LAKE MARY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - Accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd is headed back to court Monday. This comes just days after State Attorney Aramis Ayala was dismissed and replaced in the case. Fox 35's Matt Trezza spoke with Mark O'Mara, the man ...
Netanyahu's lawyer gives testimony in criminal investigation
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's personal lawyer David Shimron gave testimony to police investigators on Monday regarding the two ongoing criminal investigations of the prime minister. Police said Shimron was not questioned under caution and only ...
Winston-Salem lawyer disbarred on accusations of misusing client ...
Winston-Salem lawyer disbarred on accusations of misusing client ...
Pro bono spotlight: Ask-A-Lawyer is a trusted community resource
On March 4, The Jacksonville Bar Association, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and Florida Coastal School of Law offered an Ask-A-Lawyer opportunity at the school. It was the fourth year attorneys, law students and other volunteers offered guidance and ...
Lawyer: Paterson ignored court order to provide therapy
PATERSON – The city school district failed to provide speech therapy to a 7-year-old child with Down Syndrome last year and then went four months without scheduling the sessions after a court settlement required them, according to a court complaint ...
A Year After Becoming a Citizen, This Ecuadorean Lawyer Is Fighting Trump's Muslim Ban
As a recent subway encounter demonstrated, we have a long way to go to defeat colorism and Islamophobia in the Latino community. When one Puerto Rican woman verbally attacked a Muslim couple on the New York City subway, a young ...
The Latest: Officer's Lawyer Blames Dad for Boy's Shooting
The Latest: Officer's Lawyer Blames Dad for Boy's Shooting. An attorney for a Louisiana law enforcement officer charged with murder in a 6-year-old boy's shooting blames the child's father for the deadly confrontation. | March 20, 2017, at 12:36 p.m ...
Disgraced Ohio lawyer charged with stealing clients' $75000 settlement
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A grand jury indicted a disgraced lawyer on theft and money laundering charges that accuse him of forging court records to keep a client's $75,000 settlement for himself. Mark Chuparkoff, 45, of Copley pleaded not guilty last week to ...
Parents' Lawyer Asks Judge To Block Release Of Video Showing UConn Student Killed By Fire Vehicle
A lawyer for the family of UConn student Jeffny Pally urged a Superior Court judge Monday to seal from public view video of a university fire vehicle striking and killing Pally. Michael J. Walsh argued that video showing when Pally is run over should ...
Lawyer introducing Gorsuch suing Trump administration over travel ban
Neal Katyal was acting solicitor general for then-President Barack Obama, the government's chief lawyer before the Supreme Court, and his quick endorsement of Gorsuch in a New York Times op-ed was touted by the Trump administration as a recognition of ...
Roman Polanski's lawyer says the director should not face more prison time in 1977 sexual assault case
Another chapter in the twisting legal saga of director Roman Polanski unfolded in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Monday morning as a defense attorney argued that the director should be allowed to return to the U.S. and be sentenced to time served ...
Colorado Brewers Guild Hires DC lawyer Andres Gil Zaldana As New Director
Washington, D.C. attorney Andres Gil Zaldana will take over as executive director of the Guild, which advocates for and represents the interests of more than two hundred Colorado craft breweries and brewpubs. Gil Zaldana has previously focused on ...
Lawyer: Border Patrol videos in fatal Nogales shooting 'deeply flawed'
In this Oct. 10, 2014, file photo, a poster in the likeness of Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez hangs next to a makeshift memorial, where he was fatally shot two years ago by U.S. Border Patrol near the Mexico- U.S border, in Nogales, Mexico. The attorney ...
Lawyer: Teacher was seen kissing missing high school student
A lawyer for the family of a missing Tennessee high school student says a teacher now accused of kidnapping her had been investigated by the school system after another student reported seeing the teacher kiss the girl. Yet according to attorney Jason ...
New Study Concludes Robots Will Not Take Lawyer Jobs Any Time Soon
Summary: A new study states that lawyers do not have to worry about robots taking their jobs any time soon. A growing number of lawyers are worried that robots are going to take their jobs, and why wouldn't they? BigLaw firms such as BakerHostetler ...
Lawyer for victim's family troubled by report BP 'lost' video of fatal shooting
The lawyer representing the family of 16-year-old Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, who was shot and killed Oct. 10, 2012 by a U.S. Border Patrol agent firing through the border fence in Nogales, said a motion filed by the agent's lawyer claiming that the ...
Son of lawyer takes up father's case 30 years later
McDermott's father, a criminal defense lawyer, was going to represent him. "I was doing some of the same things that this kid was doing in terms of skipping school, running around with friends at night, getting into a little minor trouble," the younger ...
Lawyer dies a day after event to celebrate his life
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A Michigan lawyer and Republican activist has died, a day after hundreds of people responded to his published invitation to attend an open house to celebrate his life. Bob Eleveld died Sunday at age 80. He was too ill from cancer ...
Trump immigration lawyer on travel ban: 'What happens to Muslims can happen to Jews'
Trump immigration lawyer on travel ban: 'What happens to Muslims can happen to Jews'. ByDanielle Ziri. March 21, 2017 10:37. Immigration attorney Michael Wildes, who has represented Trump interests for years, criticizes president's revised US travel ...
Warrenton lawyer gets jail time for sexual battery
A well-known Warrenton lawyer got sentenced Monday afternoon to 60 days in jail for sexually assaulting two female clients in his law office last year. With good behavior, Jud A. Fischel will serve half that time. After a nearly four-hour hearing in ...
Driver's phone unused before Lansdowne baby crosswalk death, lawyer says
WASHINGTON — Lawyers for the man charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of an infant, say forensic testing shows John Miller IV didn't use his smartphone before the crash that killed 5-month-old Tristan Schulz. Schulz was killed Aug. 31 ...
Breakaway Lawyers From Kasowitz Firm Point to Conflicts Dispute
Eleanor Alter, a matrimonial lawyer to celebrities like Robert De Niro and Madonna, represented Mr. Rose, a former chairman of the New York City planning commission, in a yearslong divorce proceeding. She now heads the firm Alter, Wolff & Foley, whose ...
The Latest: Lawyer pledges to vigorously defend prosecutor
FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. A law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation says the FBI and IRS will announce corruption ...
Driver's lawyer: Fatal birthday wreck not caused by booze
Stefan Hoyte, right, appeared in court earlier Tuesday for the fatal collision that claimed the life of Amanda Miner, left, on the Williamsburg Bridge. Facebook; Steven Hirsch. Alcohol wasn't the cause of a gory collision on the Williamsburg Bridge ...
Nixon's Lawyer John Dean: Trump White House in 'Cover-Up Mode'
Nixon's Lawyer John Dean: Trump White House in 'Cover-Up Mode'. “I've been inside a cover-up. I know how they look and feel. And every signal they're sending is 'we're covering this up.'" By Gabrielle Levy, Political Reporter | March 21, 2017, at 3:41 ...
Donald Trump Literally Nominated The Goldman Sachs Bailout Lawyer To Run The SEC
“[Clayton is] not just a former Wall Street lawyer, he's not just a former Goldman Sachs attorney ― he was Goldman's bailout lawyer. And now he wants to oversee all of Wall Street,” notes Kurt Walters, campaign director with the liberal advocacy group ...
Rochester lawyer re-appointed to NY Board of Regents
ALBANY - The former head of the Ithaca teachers union was appointed Tuesday to the state's education policy board, while a Rochester lawyer was re-appointed to a new five-year term. Susan Mittler, who led the Ithaca Teachers Association from 1994 to ...
Magnitsky Lawyer Falls Several Stories, Seriously Injured Ahead Of Court Date
A lawyer representing the family of the deceased Russian whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky has been hospitalized in Moscow with serious injuries after falling several stories. The incident on March 21 happened one day before he was to appear in court in ...
Lawyer disciplined for influence on Judge Casey Moreland
The Tennessee Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a public censure to Nashville lawyer Bryan Lewis for influencing General Sessions Judge Casey Moreland to help his client get out of jail early. Lewis previously said he would admit misconduct in exchange ...
Lawyer For Russian Whistleblower's Family Falls From Building One Day Before Hearing
The lawyer, Nikolai Gorokhov, represents the family of Sergei Magnitsky, another Russian attorney who mysteriously died in custody in Moscow in 2009 after accusing law enforcement and tax officials of a massive fraud worth $230 million. Magnitsky's ...