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Lawyer thinks Aaron Hernandez will be let out of prison eventually
Was being acquitted in his double murder trial just the first in a series of legal victories to come for Aaron Hernandez? His new lawyer thinks so. Jose Baez, who served as Hernandez's attorney for the double murder trial, believes Hernandez could ...
Of lawyer fees and crying babies – Snow
“Son,” she said, “don't you know that the Bible says that it's easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for a lawyer to enter the Kingdom of God?” I later learned she had misquoted Matthew 19:24 and that the scripture actually ...
Alex Jones' lawyer argues Infowars host is 'playing a character'
Alex Jones' lawyer argued in a custody battle that the Infowars host is “playing a character” on his show. (via youtube/The Alex Jones Channel). BY Kate Feldman. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Sunday, April 16, 2017, 8:03 PM. Alex Jones' dangerous rants are ...
Alex Jones Lawyer: Hes Playing a Character
According to a report in the Austin American-Statesman, a lawyer representing InfoWars host Alex Jones in a child-custody case alleged in a pretrial hearing that his behavior on the show should not be used to judge his qualifications as a father. “He's ...
OBA seeking volunteers for Ask A Lawyer event April 27
Tulsa attorney Dan Crawford says more volunteers, including bilingual ones, are needed for the annual Ask A Lawyer program. Attorneys are needed to serve in time slots during the 12-hour program set from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 27. The program is part ...
NM loosens its grip on the lawyer supply line
That means the Supreme Court serves the public interest as a governmental agency while simultaneously promoting the private interests of lawyers. Consumers of legal services, a category that includes many if not most business owners, might wonder if ...
The government's top lawyer is reportedly trying to block a bid to prosecute Tony Blair over the Iraq war
LONDON — The UK government's chief lawyer is allegedly trying to block an attempt to prosecute former prime minister Tony Blair for his role in the Iraq war. Attorney General and Conservative MP Jeremy Wright QC has formally requested to be included ...
Lawyer who bucked Trump seeks Minn. AG post
Harry Niska, a lawyer active in Republican politics for years but who also bucked its presidential nominee last fall, on Monday entered a 2018 race for Minnesota attorney general that has attracted several hopefuls anxious to know if the incumbent will ...
Lawyer behind disability scam must pay $31M
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky lawyer facing prison time for a scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments took another legal hit when a judge ordered him to pay nearly $31.5 million in damages to the ...
Kalispell lawyer recounts life's adventures
The Kalispell lawyer and outgoing school board trustee for Kalispell Public Schools said it's probably in his genes. “My mother's nickname was 'happy, healthy, hearty Helen,' so I think if I have a sunny disposition it's genetic,” Murray said –– of ...
Alex Jones 'playing a character,' says lawyer
Infowars founder and host Alex Jones is “playing a character,” his lawyer argued during a recent custody hearing surrounding his three children. “He is a performance artist,” Jones attorney Randall Wilhite argued to a Texas judge per a report in the ...
Provo immigration lawyer gives back to community
Now an immigration lawyer, Buhler-Thomas holds immigration seminars for university students, provides free consultations and reaches out to complete strangers to offer legal advice. Her paralegal and assistant call her “superwoman.” “When I came to BYU ...
Lawyer: Doctor was doing religious procedure, not harm
Dr. Jumana Nagarwala's lawyer offered the explanation Monday during a dramatic 90-minute court hearing in front of a standing-room-only crowd. The hearing ended with a federal magistrate judge ordering the Northville doctor jailed without bond while ...
'The Situation' not guilty of 'complicated' tax evasion charges, lawyer says
NEWARK -- Reality television star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino is not guilty of the "complicated" tax fraud crimes of which he is accused, his attorney said Monday they appeared in federal court. "This is a complicated case - Michael is not a ...
A lawyer who provided legal assistance to the alleged 9/11 mastermind says even al Qaeda operatives are 'disturbed ...
A lawyer who provided legal assistance to the alleged 9/11 mastermind says even al Qaeda operatives are 'disturbed ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Prescription is tangent in Prince case
FILE - In this April 21, 2016, file photo, a rainbow appears over Prince's Paisley Park estate near a memorial for the rock superstar in Chanhassen, Minn. Nearly a year after Prince died from an accidental drug overdose in his suburban Minneapolis ...
Lawyer: Genital procedure on girls was part of 'religious practice'
In a stunning revelation in federal court today, an attorney for a Detroit area doctor charged with mutilating the genitals of young girls admitted that her client performed a procedure on the juveniles' private parts, but maintained that it wasn't ...
InfoWars' Alex Jones Is a 'Performance Artist,' His Lawyer Says in Divorce Hearing
The Alex Jones who told his legions of "Infowars" listeners that bogus stories about the U.S. government being behind the 9/11 attacks and about Hillary Clinton operating a pedophile ring out of a Washington D.C. pizza joint is really "a performance ...
PayPal's Top Lawyer on How to 'Earn a Seat at the Table'
Louise Pentland holds an expansive view on how a top in-house lawyer should contribute to the company. “As an in-house lawyer, the best you can get is when you're integrated with the business team,” said PayPal's chief legal officer. But that's far ...
Deal Lawyers Are on the Move
It's back on! The last two years have seen strengthening of the mergers and acquisitions and private equity (PE) markets and, with this strengthening, dealmakers have started to move firms again. As Figure 1 shows, deal activity has doubled from the ...
Texas Trial Lawyer Hosts Graham, Casting Doubts About Tort Reform Bills
A party scheduled this week in Houston is spreading anguish among tort-reform supporters who worry that Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina will split with fellow Republicans to block bills designed to diminish the power of class-action lawyers, curb ...
Garden City lawyer pleads guilty to stealing over $785G from clients
A Garden City lawyer who the district attorney's office said treated his clients' settlement money “as his personal piggy bank” by stealing more than $785,000 pleaded guilty Monday to felony charges. Prosecutors said Steven Morelli, 60, is now facing 2 ...
Lawyer sees constitutional fight in Vegas journalist arrest
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer for a journalist arrested covering a weekend protest at President Donald Trump's hotel in Las Vegas says the misdemeanor case raises several constitutional and legal issues. Attorney Dominic Gentile said Monday the arrest has ...
Reports: Alex Jones' lawyer claims on-air persona is 'a character', 'performance art'
Alex Jones, the fiery conspiracy theorist and provocateur who commands an audience of millions based on the idea that he is one of the only purveyors of the unvarnished truth, is currently defending himself in a civil suit with an argument based ...
Lawyer sees constitutional fight in Las Vegas journalist arrest
LAS VEGAS - A lawyer for a journalist arrested covering a weekend protest at President Donald Trump's hotel in Las Vegas says the misdemeanor case raises several constitutional and legal issues. Attorney Dominic Gentile said Monday the arrest has First ...
Lawyer: 'New evidence' shows Aurora botched 2014 marijuana license lottery
AURORA, Colo. – A Denver-area marijuana company says it has new evidence the city of Aurora and the city's marijuana enforcement division didn't give it fair treatment when it tried to get one of the city's marijuana licenses in August 2014. The suit ...
Lawyers: Frat members didn't know PSU pledge was in danger
Members of the Penn State fraternity where a pledge died following a fall in February thought the victim was merely drunk and in no danger, according to defense lawyers and other sources who have spoken with the students. The fraternity members ...
Ask the Lawyer: Sex scandals involving teachers
(WTNH) — In this week's Ask the Lawyer segment, we are talking about sex scandals involving teachers with New Haven-based attorney Tara Knight. On Friday, we learned of the arrest of a New Haven high school teacher, charged with having a sexual ...
Lawyer For Radio Host Who Has Claimed Sandy Hook Was A Hoax Says It's All An Act
Alex Jones, the provocative right-wing radio host who has called the Sandy Hook school shooting a hoax, is merely playing an entertaining character, a lawyer for Jones has told a court in Texas. Randall Wilhite, a lawyer for Jones, told a district ...
Alex Jones' lawyer says right-wing conspiracy theorist's bluster is all just an act
Alex Jones, the Austin-based radio host behind Infowars.com, is locked in a custody battle with his former wife, whom he divorced in 2015 and currently pays $43,000 a month. And while his attorney says that the on-air persona is an act, Kelly Jones ...
LI Lawyer Discovers Photos Of Grandfather Celebrating Passover Seder On The Front Lines Of WWII
Most of the photos were taken by the Nassau County lawyer's grandfather, a combat photographer for the US Army. His grandfather also posed for photos himself, sometimes standing with natives of the Pacific Islands the United States was liberating from ...
Lawyer said DA threatened him as judge weighs new trial
Gonzales became the third witness to say LaHood threatened to destroy the practice of defense lawyers when they told LaHood last February they might raise issues of prosecutorial misconduct. Attorney Christian Henricksen and state District Judge Lori ...
Hartford Lawyer Sentenced for Stock Scheme
HARTFORD, CT — A Hartford lawyer has to pay back more than $1 million and service some jail time for what a leading prosecutor has been calling a stock "pump and dump scheme." Deirdre M. Daly, United States attorney for the District of Connecticut, ...
Recent law grads doing better on getting lawyer jobs
A higher percentage of last year's graduates from Texas law schools found work as lawyers than the class of 2015. The improvement in job placement comes at a time when demand for legal services is essentially flat nationwide and law schools have cut ...
East Troy lawyer accused of misconduct faces suspension
MADISON—An East Troy lawyer is facing a 60-day suspension over accusations of misconduct in two cases, according to a complaint filed by the state Office of Lawyer Regulation. The six counts filed March 22 against Patrick J. Hudec mostly concern ...
Lawyer: Little money involved in Trump sanctuary order
SAN FRANCISCO — President Donald Trump's executive order withholding funding from communities that limit cooperation with immigration authorities applies to a small pot of grant money, not the billions of dollars that San Francisco and a California ...
Defense lawyer claims 'significant legal issues' in Princeton jogger case
Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early, Jr. announces "we got him" regarding the capture of Angelo Colon-Ortiz, 31, in connection to murder of Vanessa Marcotte, who was killed in Princeton last August, Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the Town ...
Lawyer asks for Anthony Burfoot's permanent removal from office
Norfolk Treasurer Anthony Burfoot as he listens to his lawyer Andrew Sacks answer media questions as they leave U.S. District Court in Norfolk Monday afternoon, April 17, 2017. Burfoot was sentenced to 6 years in federal prison on charges of public ...
Spoiled kid accused of killing dad is still mentally ill: lawyer
The shaggy-haired Princeton grad accused of killing his millionaire hedge-funder dad is still exhibiting signs of mental illness — this time refusing to let the prosecution's psych experts examine him because he thinks they're imposters, his lawyer ...
Sen. Bert Johnson gets free lawyer in corruption case, as did Kwame
Following in the footsteps of several public corruption defendants before him, Michigan Sen. Bert Johnson is getting a free attorney, courtesy of the taxpayers, after convincing a judge he can't afford his own lawyer. Without disclosing any details ...
Alex Jones should not be taken seriously, according to Alex Jones's lawyers
This post has been updated. When Donald Trump called in to Alex Jones's radio show, during the Republican presidential primary, he told the host known as a leading 9/11 “truther” that his reputation is “amazing.” When Trump accused the media of ...
Prince's Doctor Never Prescribed the Star Opioids Under a False Name, His Lawyer Claims
A lawyer for Dr. Michael Schulenberg says that despite what recently unsealed court documents claim, her client “never directly prescribed opioids to Prince, nor did he ever prescribe opioids to any other person with the intent that they would be given ...
Waco: Lawyer files several motions in Twin Peaks case
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Dallas lawyer who is representing a Hewitt man charged in the Twin Peaks massacre filed four motions in district court on Tuesday aimed at getting his client's case dismissed. F. Clinton Broden, who represents Matthew Alan ...
Kokomo woman's sensitive documents belonging to disbarred lawyer waltz down Walnut Street
The documents, Burton noted, belonged to her closed file from the Hamilton Law Office, which used to operate at 209 W. Walnut St. before the now-disbarred Kokomo lawyer Bradley Hamilton abruptly left town, leaving a sea of complaints from clients in ...
Lawyer says O'Reilly target of 'character assassination' by far-left groups
Bill O'Reilly's lawyer said the embattled Fox News anchor is the target of “far-left organizations” seeking his destruction. “Bill O'Reilly has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that is unprecedented in post-McCarthyist ...
Bill O'Reilly's Lawyer Calls Sexual Harassment Claims a 'Character Assassination'
An attorney for Bill O'Reilly said Tuesday that sexual harassment accusations against the Fox News host are part of "a brutal campaign of character assassination." "Bill O'Reilly has been subjected to a brutal campaign of character assassination that ...
Bill O'Reilly's lawyer claims he's the victim of a "far-left" conspiracy
Bill O'Reilly's lawyer claims he's the victim of a "far-left" conspiracy. After another sexual harassment accusation against Bill O'Reilly emerged today, and with O'Reilly's future at Fox News reportedly hanging in the balance, the O'Reilly Factor host ...
EXCLUSIVE: 702 traffic lawyer arrested for hitting elderly ticket writer with car
LAS VEGAS - A well known traffic ticket attorney in the Las Vegas valley has been arrested for battery after police say he got upset for receiving a parking citation. 57-year-old Kirk D. Helmick is accused of hitting an elderly LVMPD volunteer multiple ...
How do you find a good lawyer? Your guide to hiring an attorney for any legal problem
Sooner or later, you're going to need a lawyer. Whether you are buying a house, starting a business or dealing with an inheritance, legal assistance can be invaluable. But finding a good attorney can be tough. Lawyers typically charge hundreds of ...
Aaron Hernandez Lawyer Jose Baez Says 'Suicide' Could Actually Be Murder
Aaron Hernandez may not have died as the result of suicide ... it could be murder orchestrated within the prison walls -- so claims the lawyer who represented him. We've learned attorney Jose Baez -- who just got a not guilty verdict for Aaron last ...