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Lawyer: Impeachment investigation report 'corroborates' claims of former Bentley security detail - WBRC FOX6 News
According to Wendall Ray Lewis's attorney, the former chief of security for Governor Robert Bentley is expected to testify during impeachment hearings this week. “He did testify before the ethics commission, he has given a sworn deposition to the house ...
Lawyer seeking $2.5 million from St. Lawrence County DA Rain
The attorney who filed a notice of claim against St. Lawrence County District Attorney Mary Rain is looking for $2.5 million in damages. Ed Narrow first filed the notice against Rain, the DA's office and St. Lawrence County back in March. According to ...
Lawyer for Kenneth Adkins asks judge to reopen evidence portion of molestation case
Kenneth Adkins listens as his lawyer Kevin Gough argues a motion before Superior Court Judge Stephen Scarlett during his trial on child molestation charges. (Terry Dickson/Florida Times-Union). BRUNSWICK, Ga. | The attorney representing Kenneth ...
No specifics on New Mexico utilities company's lawyer fees
The Albuquerque Journal reports that the Public Service Company of New Mexico has been pushing to conceal the hourly rates it pays its lawyers. Though it disclosed how much it spends in total, the utility says more specific information will compromise ...
Expat to Repat: Young lawyer's journey comes full circle
As an adolescent, Jessica Smith had to write an essay when she applied for a scholarship to attend Nichols School. It was the first time she successfully pleaded a case, but it wouldn't be the last. Smith, 31, headed off to St. Lawrence University and ...
Hernandez lawyer objects to judge's pick of white forewoman
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez listens to testimony during his double murder trial in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Hernandez is standing trial for the July 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and ...
Aaron Hernandez lawyer spars with judge over an allegation of racial prejudice
As jurors entered their second day of deliberations in the double-murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, a defense attorney objected to the judge's choice of a white woman as the forewoman. The selection raised “deeply ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Alabama governor didn't cooperate - WBRC FOX6 News
The top lawyer in an impeachment investigation says Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley did not cooperate with the probe. Special counsel Jack Sharman said Monday there was a question of the governor's "candor." Bentley is accused of misusing state resources ...
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer objects to judge's pick of white forewoman
BOSTON - As jurors in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez began their second day of deliberations Monday, one of Hernandez's lawyers told the judge that his selection of a white woman as forewoman of the mostly minority jury has ...
Soccer: Everton's Barkley the victim of unprovoked attack - lawyer
Everton's Ross Barkley was the victim of an "unprovoked attack" at a bar in Liverpool on Sunday night, the midfielder's lawyer said in a statement on Monday. CCTV footage were circulated on social media of the 23-year-old England international ...
Lawyer for MIT grad calls Las Vegas terrorism case 'overcharged'
A lawyer for the MIT graduate facing terrorism accusations filed a 30-page document late Monday morning that asks for a reduction of his $8 million bail. The document argues in part that prosecutors overcharged the case and that it is legal to possess ...
Lawyer: Imprisoned Utah doctor may have killed himself
Randall Spencer was the lawyer for Martin MacNeill. The 60-year-old MacNeill was found unresponsive Sunday near the greenhouse of a Utah State Prison building for prisoners suffering from mental illness. He died later. Spencer said Monday his client ...
Former Lawyer Allegedly Stole More Than $900000 From Clients
Former attorney Thomas M. Murtha, 61, of Newtown, has been charged with wire fraud in connection with his alleged theft of more than $900,000 from clients, Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, said in an April 7 ...
Eric Dreiband Is Being Recommended To Run DOJ's Civil Rights ...
Eric Dreiband Is Being Recommended To Run DOJ's Civil Rights ...
Hernandez lawyer objects white forewoman pick
BOSTON -- As jurors in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez deliberated for a second day Monday, one of Hernandez's lawyers told the judge that his selection of a white woman as forewoman of the mostly minority jury has "troubling ...
Mateen Cleaves to stand trial for rape; lawyer says 'he's the victim'
He's a criminal defendant in a high-profile sexual assault case. But today, ex-basketball star Mateen Cleaves' lawyer went on the offense, saying his client is the "victim" in the case — not the woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by Cleaves ...
Mingo lawyer's license suspended after investigation
The West Virginia Supreme Court on Monday suspended the law license of a Williamson attorney, who is the daughter of Mingo County's only circuit judge, but acknowledged that she has shown remorse for her failure to act in a timely manner in cases where ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Family Seeks Justice in Fatal Shooting
The Latest: Lawyer: Family Seeks Justice in Fatal Shooting. A lawyer representing the family of a man shot by two plainclothes Columbus police officers last year says relatives still don't understand why charges weren't brought against the officers ...
Suspect admits ramming truck into Stockholm crowd: Lawyer
A 39-year-old old Uzbek man has pleaded guilty to a terrorist crime after ramming a truck into a crowd in Stockholm, killing four people and wounding 15, his lawyer said Tuesday. The Stockholm District Court ruled Tuesday that police may detain Rakhmat ...
Child TV star turned Yale-educated lawyer leads 'big fight' for Northwest immigrants
It's also one that brought Barón together with another local immigration lawyer coming into his own, Matt Adams, to file a series of nationally significant lawsuits — arguing, for instance, that children and people who are mentally ill should not be ...
Trump's Lawyer Says Cherrypicked Videos May Be “More Of The Reality” Than Data On Refugees
On CNN, Trump's Lawyer Says Cherrypicked Videos May Be “More Of The Reality” Than Data On Refugees. Michael Cohen: "I Don't Want To Start Talking About Numbers. Numbers Have Not Proven To Suit Me Well ... Especially On This Station." Video ››› 1 ...
Trump lawyer defends president on Russia: 'At least there's a relationship'
President Trump's personal lawyer on Tuesday defended the president's relationship with Russia, saying he is reducing tensions between the U.S. and Moscow. Asked on CNN's "New Day" whether there is "regret" over Trump having been so "forgiving" of ...
Trump Lawyer: 'At Least There's A Relationship' Between Prez And Putin
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, on Tuesday said that "at least there's a relationship" between his boss and Russian President Vladimir Putin, though Trump has come under fire for his perceived coziness with the autocrat. "Is ...
Author, lawyer Mary Ann Connell deserving of community's embrace
But few have earned our appreciation and admiration through the years more than Mary Ann Connell, a lawyer in Oxford who has shined in a career that includes serving as university attorney during a challenging but forward progress times at Ole Miss ...
Former Collegeville lawyer charged with stealing from special-needs clients
Luzerne County District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis, treasurer of the Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security, said the fund will be used to reimburse some of Bradley's clients. The fund collects money from annual fees Pennsylvania lawyers pay ...
Trump Taps Lawyer Involved With Trump U Case for Federal Job
Now the president is naming him to be the top lawyer in the U.S. Education Department. President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Muniz to serve as general counsel to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The Senate would then consider ...
Judge rejects claims by Prince divorce lawyer for $600000
An attorney from West Palm Beach who represented Prince in divorce proceedings a decade ago can't collect on nearly $600,000 he says the late rock superstar still owed him before his death, a judge ruled Tuesday. Patrick Cousins missed a deadline for ...
United Passenger Dragged Off Plane Hires Prominent Chicago Lawyer
Demetrio is a partner at Corboy & Demetrio and is a past president of the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He's routinely won multi-million dollar settlements in wrongful death cases. According to his bio, Demetrio ...
Dead inmate was disbarred lawyer who often clashed with authority
MILPITAS — A male inmate at the Elmwood Correctional Complex who died from a second-story fall in an apparent suicide was a former attorney disbarred for “frivolous litgation” and who clashed with law enforcement in at least two high-profile incidents ...
Mayor Ed Murray's lawyer: Medical exam disproves accuser's anatomical claim
“And I ask his lawyers — now that they know — to drop the complaint.” Separate from the lawsuit, two other men also have accused Murray in interviews of decades-ago sexual abuse — claims the mayor also has denied. Lincoln Beauregard, an attorney for ...
Lawyer involved in Trump University case tapped for federal job
Now the president is naming him to be the top lawyer in the U.S. Education Department. President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Muniz to serve as general counsel to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The Senate would then consider ...
High-profile lawyer allegedly had pal represent wife in divorce | New ...
High-profile lawyer allegedly had pal represent wife in divorce | New ...
Tucker Carlson to immigration lawyer: You're never going to win ...
Tucker Carlson to immigration lawyer: You're never going to win ...
Lawyer for architect of UNC's bogus classes seeks to short-circuit NCAA's notice of allegations
The attorney for the former UNC-Chapel Hill administrative secretary who created scores of bogus classes that disproportionately provided high grades for athletes is seeking to toss out the NCAA's latest notice of allegations. In two letters provided ...
Lawyer: Malaysia May Have Compromised Kim Jong Nam Case
A lawyer for one of the women accused of murdering North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother with a chemical nerve agent said Wednesday that Malaysia has potentially compromised the case and that he's afraid his client will become a ...
DA: Disbarred lawyer took $147K from special needs clients
NORRISTOWN, Pa. – A disbarred Pennsylvania attorney has been charged with stealing nearly $147,000 from special needs clients whose money he was supposed to manage. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele says 45-year-old Patrick ...
Anthony Burfoot's lawyer wants a new trial. Here's why.
Defense lawyer Andrew Sacks takes questions from media following the verdict that his client, Norfolk Treasurer Anthony Burfoot, was found guilty on six felony charges relating to public corruption and perjury in Norfolk on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. prev ...
Trump taps former aide to Florida AG to be top lawyer for Education Department
Now the president is naming him to be the top lawyer in the U.S. Education Department. President Donald Trump has announced his intent to nominate Muniz to serve as general counsel to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. The Senate would then consider ...
Alleged cop-killer Markeith Loyd denied request for Miami lawyer to represent him
On Wednesday morning, Chief Judge Frederick J. Lauten denied the alleged cop-killer Markeith Loyd his request for well-known Miami attorney Terrance Lenamon to represent him. Terrance Lenamon "appears to be very well qualified at handling capital ...
Lawyer for teen alleging abuse calls Ciminelli's letter a coverup.
A lawyer representing a Rochester teen alleging that he was beaten by Rochester police said Rochester Police Chief Michael Ciminelli's recent letter clearing police of assaulting the teen is a coverup. The teen, Rickey Bryant, 18, has alleged in a ...
Accuser's lawyer wants to depose Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on May 2
The lawyer for a Kent man suing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray for allegedly sexually abusing him as a drug-addicted teenager three decades ago has filed a formal court notice to have Murray deposed on May 2. Lincoln Beauregard — the attorney representing ...
Fox Lake cop widow's lawyer: She 'may have been negligent' but broke no law
Melodie Gliniewicz exits the Lake County Courthouse in Waukegan in February 2016. The widow of Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz faces felony theft charges releated to his alleged embezzlement of public funds. (Jose M. Osorio / Chicago ...
Lawyer stabbed to death after taking accused killer shopping
Travis County sheriff's detectives investigate the suspicious death of an Austin defense lawyer at his house in southwestern Travis County on Friday. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL / AMERICAN-STATESMAN. 1:15 p.m. update: Travis County Sheriff investigators ...
Top national lawyer joins $10 million Dietrich civil suit
Lanier was named trial lawyer of the year in 2016 by the National Trial Lawyers Association after he won, among other high-profile decisions, a more than $1 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson. The Lanier Law Firm was also named one of the 25 ...
Lawyer: 'Deluge' of publicity mandates boat crash trial be moved
The lawyers for Lake George boat case defendant Alexander West have asked that his trial be moved outside the Capital District because of "unprecedented" and "inflammatory" pretrial publicity that has resulted in many people believing West is guilty ...
Deputies: Lawyer killed after going shopping with suspect
Investigators have caught a man in New Orleans who they believe stabbed and killed a Travis County defense attorney at the lawyer's house last week after the pair went shopping, Travis County sheriff's investigators said Wednesday. Justin Nickolas ...
Chan's lawyer asks court to drop case
A lawyer for a former Santa Fe County deputy charged with murdering a fellow deputy is asking a state District Court judge in Las Cruces to dismiss the lead prosecutor in the case and to drop the case altogether. The two motions, filed Wednesday by Tai ...
Kim Jong Nam murder suspects fear 'trial by ambush', lawyer tells court
Lawyers for Aishah and Huong told the court on Thursday that police had not responded to requests to provide evidence including CCTV recordings and statements from three North Korean suspects allowed to leave Malaysia. The three were allowed to go ...
United Passenger David Dao's Lawyers Speak as Lawsuit Looms
United passenger David Dao is pulling out the heavy artillery Thursday as his lawyers and daughter get in front of reporters, and there's a likelihood they will announce a lawsuit against United and the city of Chicago. Dao's daughter will speak to ...
Kim Jong Nam Murder Suspects Fear 'Trail by Ambush,' Lawyer Tells Court
The two women charged with killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader appeared in a Malaysian court in bullet-proof vests on Thursday, as one of their lawyers warned they feared "trial by ambush" with police not sharing evidence ...