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Alex Jones ex-wife's lawyer: He forgot about his kids because he 'had a big bowl of chili for lunch'
Radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is embroiled in a custody dispute that has lawyers on both sides making shocking allegations. His lawyer David Minton claimed that his bombastic persona is merely performance art. Though Minton denied that ...
Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer: This Could Be Murder
Aaron Hernandez's family doesn't believe that he was in a suicidal frame of mind coming off his acquittal for the 2012 double murder of 2012 fatal shootings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado in Boston. On Friday, the usually stoic Hernandez was ...
Bill O'Reilly accusers 'not going to stop' until he's fired, lawyer says
Fox News host Bill O'Reilly is facing a new accusation of misconduct, with lawyer Lisa Bloom saying this morning that she and her clients are “not going to stop until Bill O'Reilly is fired.” “This is about equality for women in the workplace,” Bloom ...
Former Bush lawyer 'congratulates' Jason Chaffetz for leaving Congress: If you can't do the job right, quit
Richard Painter, President George W. Bush's former ethics attorney, celebrated the announcement that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) would not be seeking reelection in 2018. “Good decision Rep. Chaffetz. If you can't do a job right, quit and do something ...
Chris Brown's Lawyer Says Karrueche Out for Self-Promotion and ...
Chris Brown's Lawyer Says Karrueche Out for Self-Promotion and ...
Whiteclay beer stores ordered to close; lawyer says they will appeal
A lawyer for the beer stores — which also face allegations from the Nebraska Attorney General's Office of selling to bootleggers — said they will appeal the decision in Lancaster County District Court. The stores may remain open through April 30 ...
Aaron Hernandez's lawyer insinuates that client's death might not have been suicide
The man who spent the past 10 months defending Aaron Hernandez in court doesn't seem convinced that the former Patriots tight end committed suicide Wednesday morning . Jose Baez, the lawyer who had been representing Hernandez since June, ...
Tressel tat-tipster lawyer faces misconduct charges for fourth time
Suspended Columbus lawyer Christopher Cicero faces a fourth professional-misconduct case before the Ohio Supreme Court, with only one additional punishment that the justices can impose. Cicero, who tipped off then-Ohio State University football coach ...
Complaint: West Chester lawyer was 'sexting' with client
A West Chester attorney has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a client in a complaint filed with the state disciplinary council overseeing lawyer conduct. According to documents from the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct, the complaint ...
Lawyer for Bill O'Reilly Harassment Accusers: Women 'Can Slay Dragons'
Lisa Bloom, a lawyer for three women who have accused Bill O'Reilly of sexual harassment, said the ousting of the former Fox News anchor was the result of women's persistence. "This is what happens when women speak our truth: we can slay dragons," ...
Lawyer wants PSE&G to pay big money for shutting off her gas
HOBOKEN - A Hoboken lawyer wants PSE&G to be fined $1 million after she says the utility company illegally turned off the gas to her apartment on a cold March night. Emily DiStefano has sent a letter to the state's Board of Public Utilities asking for ...
Martin Shkreli will be tried for securities fraud separately from a lawyer charged alongside him
(Reuters) - Martin Shkreli, the former drug company executive who drew public outcry when he raised the price of a life-saving drug by 5,000 percent, will be tried for securities fraud separately from a lawyer charged alongside him, a Brooklyn federal ...
Lawyer for Kibby argues against release of letters he wrote to judge
CONCORD -- Lawyers for Nathaniel Kibby argued Wednesday before the state Supreme Court that letters he wrote the judge during his rape and kidnapping trial should be kept private, while lawyers for the state argued that with the trial over, the ...
Pharma bro's ex-lawyer granted request to escape case
Even Martin Shkreli's old lawyer wanted to get away from him, and a judge finally granted his wish Wednesday. Shkreli's former lawyer and co-defendant, Evan Greebel, had asked to have their cases separated in February, calling the “Pharma Bro” a serial ...
Louisiana lawyer sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for tax evasion
A Louisiana criminal defense lawyer was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison Wednesday (April 19) for evading about $1 million in federal taxes over a 10-year period. Michael Thiel, a Baton Rouge resident with a law practice in Hammond, must also pay ...
Lawyer challenges county official in hearing to close recycling plant ...
Lawyer challenges county official in hearing to close recycling plant ...
Bundy lawyer says court violated rancher's speedy trial rights
A lawyer representing Cliven Bundy has accused a federal judge of violating the embattled cattle rancher's constitutional right to a speedy trial by setting a June 26 start date in the second Bunkerville standoff case. In a motion filed Wednesday in ...
Kirkland & Ellis lawyer leaves to join Willkie Farr & Gallagher
Another one makes a jump. Cody Carper, a partner at the Kirkland & Ellis law firm in Houston, became the latest to make a move to a competitor, in this case the New York-based Willkie Farr & Gallagher, which opened its Houston office in 2014. A surge ...
Azano's Lawyer Wants New Trial In Campaign Corruption Case Citing Prior Defense Incompetence
"The only defense available to Mr. Azano was simple: he did not know that his acts were illegal," wrote Azano's current defense lawyer Knut Johnson, in court papers filed this week. "Mr. Azano would never have donated if he had known to do so was ...
Lawyer says O'Reilly's departure is 'a very important first step' but cautions more needs 'to be done'
Celebrity attorney Lisa Bloom said Bill O'Reilly's ouster from Fox News on Wednesday “is a very important first step,” but added “there's a lot more to be done” at the cable network. Bloom, who represented some of O'Reilly's accusers, told ABC News ...
Holocaust-denying German lawyer Horst Mahler on the run
In a video released on YouTube (and since removed) by the far-right affiliated network "Nordland TV," the lawyer said he would not be following an order to serve his latest prison sentence, and would instead "ask for asylum in a sovereign state that is ...
Lawyer sentenced for stealing from Judge John 'Kung Fu' Phillips
A Queens lawyer who admitted to stealing over $500,000 from the estate of the late Judge John Phillips was sentenced Thursday to up to three years in prison. Frank Racano pleaded guilty earlier this month for dipping into Phillips' escrow account after ...
Hernandez's lawyer: Family is donating his brain for CTE research, has no confidence in medical examiner
BOSTON — Jose Baez, the lawyer who represented Aaron Hernandez in the double murder case, said the family is donating his brain for CTE research. “The family does not have confidence in this medical examiner's office, especially given the history of ...
After bringing gun to Disney World, Miami lawyer accused of faking prescriptions
The Miami lawyer once arrested for bringing a revolver to Disney World is in trouble again – this time, he's accused of faking prescriptions in the name of a dead doctor. Andrew Gerson was arrested this month after police said he tried to use a sham ...
Bar Exam Admissions: Many Paths to Becoming a Wisconsin Lawyer
April 18, 2017 – Many of them have walked a long path to become a Wisconsin lawyer, obtaining multiple degrees, or now reaching a goal set in childhood. They are the 39 new Wisconsin lawyers who took the oath on Tuesday, April 18, in Madison after ...
Lawyer: Medical examiner has not released Aaron Hernandez's brain
BOSTON -- Aaron Hernandez's family wants to donate his brain to science, but Massachusetts officials are refusing to release it despite turning over the rest of his body to a funeral home, the former NFL star's lawyer said Thursday. Hernandez was ...
Lawyer: Engineer Rudy Warnock threatened journalist
Before a Canton official allegedly offered to kill a journalist on behalf of Madison County's ex-engineer, Rudy Warnock, he reportedly received a text message from the engineer saying the journalist "needs his ass whipped." Warnock alleged in an ...
Lawyer Behind West Virginia County Lawsuit Against Opioid Distributors
Pharmaceutical distributors — the middle men in the opioid epidemic — have already been paying out millions to federal and state law enforcement officials for the companies' role in the crisis. But a new front in the legal battle against opioids has ...
Lawyer: Florida senator's slurs are protected free speech
A lawyer representing a state senator who could be punished for using a racial slur and other vulgarities said Thursday that the remarks — as offensive as they were — are protected by free speech and that other senators have used similar language ...
Lawyer seeks reduced sentence for al-Qaida informant from LI
Long Island terrorist-turned-informant Bryant Vinas was the “proximate cause of al-Qaida's destruction” and saved lives with information he provided to the government, a defense lawyer told Brooklyn U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis Thursday at a ...
Deaf man sues lawyer in IBM case over $200M miscommunication
A deaf man says the lawyer who represented him in a lawsuit against IBM told him through sign language that he had won a $200 million settlement — but it actually turned out to be just $200,000. James Wang sued the firm of Simon, Eisenberg & Baum in ...
Queens Lawyer Gets Up to 3 Years for Theft From Judge's Estate ...
Queens Lawyer Gets Up to 3 Years for Theft From Judge's Estate ...
Trump lawyer: 'No right' to protest at rallies
President Donald Trump's lawyers argued in a Thursday court filing that protesters “have no right” to “express dissenting views” at his campaign rallies because such protests infringed on his First Amendment rights. The filing comes in a case brought ...
Alex Jones tears up, says ex-wife's lawyer has 'no decency, zero'
Alex Jones, the provocative Austin broadcaster with a tough-guy persona, teared up on the stand Thursday afternoon and, in an emotional outburst, told his ex-wife's attorney that the lawyer has “no decency, zero.” “You sit here and twist things, I've ...
Rape case lawyer: Women 'especially good' at lying
“People can be very good at lying," defense lawyer Steve Farese said during closing arguments in a Memphis case Thursday. "Women can be especially good at it because they're the weaker sex and we ... and we want to protect them and not have anybody ...
Trump lawyer: Protesters violated campaign's First Amendment right ...
Trump lawyer: Protesters violated campaign's First Amendment right ...
Deaf man claims lawyer's bad sign language cost him millions | New ...
Deaf man claims lawyer's bad sign language cost him millions | New ...
Lawyer for man accusing Ed Murray of child sex abuse says mayor is lying
SEATTLE – Thursday marks two weeks since a Kent man accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of child sex abuse and child prostitution in the 1980s. Thursday afternoon, we had our first interview with the accuser's lawyer, Lincoln Beauregard. Delvonn Heckard ...
In Secret Court Hearing, Lawyer Objected to FBI Sifting Through NSA Data Like It Was Google
In her first appearance representing the American public before the top-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in 2015, Amy Jeffress argued that the FBI is violating the Fourth Amendment by giving agents “virtually unrestricted” access to data ...
State senator's slurs are protected free speech, lawyer says
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A lawyer representing a state senator who could be punished for using a racial slur and other vulgarities said Thursday that the remarks — as offensive as they were — are protected by free speech and that other senators have ...
Slave Theater sale funds pilfered by crooked lawyer
A lawyer who helped facilitate the sale of Bed-Stuy's Slave Theater and a neighboring lot has been charged with stealing nearly $600,000 from the estate of its former owner, Judge John L. Phillips Jr. The lawyer, Frank Racano of Queens, was hired by ...
Lawyer Tells Rape Trial Jury Women Are 'Good' At Lying
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A defense lawyer is being criticized for telling a Tennessee jury that women are “especially good” at lying “because they're the weaker sex.” The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports attorney Steve Farese made the comments during ...
Lawyer: Airport shooting suspect's mental health stable
MIAMI – The mental condition of an Alaska man suspected of killing five people and wounding six in a Florida airport mass shooting has stabilized as he continues to take anti-psychotic medication in jail, a defense attorney said Friday. Esteban ...
A Lawyer For An Alleged Rapist Said Women Are Good At Lying Because They're The Weaker Sex
Steve Farese, a lawyer defending an alleged rapist in Tennessee, told the court Thursday that women are "especially good" at lying "because they're the weaker sex." VIDEO: Defense lawyer in rape case says 'weaker sex' is 'especially good. Commercial ...
Russian Hacker Roman Seleznev's Lawyer Blames 'Politics' for Sentence
A Russian super-hacker who is the son of a prominent politician was sentenced Friday to 27 years in federal prison for stealing and selling U.S. credit card numbers — and his defense lawyer blamed "politics" for the harsh penalty. Roman Seleznev, 32 ...
DOJ to judge: Trump is no lawyer, ignore his 'Muslim ban' comments
President Trump's lawyers told a federal judge Friday that he's not a legal expert and his comments on his extreme vetting executive orders can't be taken as gospel truth, as the administration sought to head off yet another legal black eye over his ...
Lawyer: Kidnapped 15-Year-Old Girl Back Home in Tennessee
A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California is back home, a lawyer for the girl's family said Friday. The girl is being evaluated and treated by mental health experts specializing in trauma, lawyer ...
State's top lawyer sides with Texas Senate in budget dispute
The state's top lawyer, in a non-binding opinion, said he thinks a court that heard the issue would side with the Senate. After noting that the Texas Constitution requires the comptroller to put up to $2.5 billion from sales taxes into the state ...
Lawyer: Kidnapped 15-year-old girl back home in Tennessee
COLUMBIA, Tenn. — A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California is back home, a lawyer for the girl's family said Friday. The girl is being evaluated and treated by mental health experts ...
Lawyer: Mother of Aaron Hernandez's murder victim asks Patriots for $6 million
Ursula Ward's lawyer, Doug Sheff, said at a press conference Friday that Hernandez was ruled legally responsible for Lloyd's death in a wrongful death suit brought on by the family. Sheff said he has issued "a friendly challenge" to the Patriots and ...