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Miami Beach lawyer accused of cyberstalking ex-girlfriend... - WPLG
MIAMI - A Miami Beach lawyer accused of cyberstalking his ex-girlfriend for months after they broke up and affixing a GPS tracker to her car faced a judge ...
Jordan Schnitzer lied on witness stand in battle over young son, lawyer claims
Portland developer and philanthropist Jordan Schnitzer lied on the witness stand about a key contract in the battle over parental rights for his young son, a lawyer said this week. The allegation in civil court is yet another turn in the case that has ...
Stony Point lawyer to run against Day for Rockland exec
NYACK - A Stony Point attorney with no political experience will challenge the well-financed Republican incumbent in the Rockland County executive race this November. Democrat Maureen Porette, 51, launched her candidacy Wednesday in a village known ...
Meet Lincoln Beauregard, the lawyer who gets 'right up' in Seattle Mayor Ed Murray's face
Lincoln Beauregard, the lawyer handling the sexual abuse lawsuit against Seattle Mayor Ed Murray is angering opponents and raising ethical questions with his aggressive tactics. He also wins multimillion-dollar judgments, not bad for a onetime ninth ...
Thai lawyer faces 150 years in jail for royal insult
A prominent Thai human rights lawyer faces a prison term of up to 150 years if convicted of royal defamation under Thailand's royal insult law, according to a legal watchdog. Anon Nampa, of Thai Lawyers for Human Rights, said on Thursday that Prawet ...
Lawyer: Foster dad cleared in sex abuse case had home looted
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York foster father acquitted this week of charges that he sexually abused six boys returned home after 16 months in jail to find his boarded-up house looted of nearly everything he owned. His attorney says Cesar ...
Lawyer: Foster Dad Cleared in Sex Abuse Case Had Home Looted
... former foster father acquitted of charges he sexually abused six boys returned home after 16 months in jail to find his boarded-up house looted of nearly everything he owned and is now thinking of selling his story to make ends meet, according to ...
Gustave Newman, Defense Lawyer in Sensational Cases, Dies at 90
A lion of New York's white-collar criminal defense bar, Mr. Newman achieved one of his greatest courtroom successes in 1993, when, after a contentious five-month trial, he managed to win the acquittal of Robert A. Altman, a Washington lawyer who, with ...
Attleboro lawyer's nomination to become district court judge wins praise from colleagues
ATTLEBORO -- Area attorneys Thursday praised Gov. Charlie Baker's nomination of Attleboro lawyer Robert Ovoian to become a district court judge. Ovoian, a lawyer for 35 years, is known as a passionate and zealous defender for his clients, even those he ...
Jordan Donich Is Convinced A Good Lawyer Is An Efficient Lawyer, And Weekends Just Slow Him Down
“My watch is always seven minutes fast. It has been like that my whole life,” says Jordan Donich, lawyer and principal member of Donich Law, a Toronto Law Firm that represents clients in Criminal Defense. The rest of his time seems to be perpetually ...
Judge orders lawyer for Mayor Ed Murray's accuser to pay $5000 for ethics violations
Supporting the sanctions request, Seattle University ethics professor John Strait wrote in a court filing that he had never seen a lawyer behave this way “in over 45 years of practice.” Beauregard responded in a letter and a Facebook post that it was ...
A lawyer is trying to get people to sue Fyre Festival with an incredible horror movie trailer about the doomed weekend
Now, personal injury lawyer Philip DeBerard seems to be preparing for another lawsuit, seeking compensation for festival goers who lost money on tickets, airfare or other injuries. He has created a website called Fyre Festival Lawsuit to entice ...
Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman Still Searching for Lawyers — and Money to Pay Them
Among those who have met with Guzman is Richard Levitt, a highly respected Manhattan lawyer who has handled other federal cases with international ties. He said they conferred through an interpreter, separated by a partition, in a small room in the ...
Lawyer for man accused of attempted molestation at Sonny's BBQ wants charges tossed
The indictment says Schuler followed the girl into the restroom, but his lawyer, John Wetzler, said that Schuler did not intentionally follow the girl. “He simply went into the wrong bathroom,” Wetzler told the Times-Union. Besides that, Wetzler said ...
Top lawyer on PM probe: No gift too small to be illegal
“I know that about myself and my friends, none of us receives presents of that value,” Ben-Ari said in response to questions from panel moderators, lawyers Yael Grossman and Ilan Shadi. The prime minister has already been questioned under caution ...
Aaron Hernandez's Lawyer Blasts Authorities
With the state investigation completed, Hernandez's lawyer, Jose Baez, issued a blistering statement that condemned the way authorities handled their investigation – and vowed an independent inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death. “Now ...
Elite Plaintiffs Lawyer Accused of Concealing Payments to Expert Witnesses
The allegations against the Houston lawyer surfaced in documents unsealed this week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which is hearing Johnson & Johnson subsidiary DePuy Orthopaedics Inc.'s appeal of the verdict. In an April 18 appeal ...
Ask-A-Lawyer: More information and resources available
During the 7News Ask-A-Lawyer event, over 100 people spoke with attorneys about various legal problems. If you couldn't get through our phone lines Thursday, there are some other resources you can try: South Carolina Bar Lawyer Referral Service: ...
UN office decries reports that Chinese police seized lawyer
The office said Friday it was "deeply troubled" that Chen Jiangang was reportedly detained by police two days earlier with no official explanation, saying his whereabouts remain unclear. Chen has defended Xie Yang, a lawyer who held since July 2015 and ...
Elite Plaintiffs Lawyer Accused of Concealing Payments to Expert ...
Elite Plaintiffs Lawyer Accused of Concealing Payments to Expert ...
Lawyer: Lysander man killed girlfriend in sleep because she wouldn't say 'I love you'
Syracuse, NY -- A Lysander man, who had a years-long relationship with a Canadian woman, killed her while she slept because she refused to return his love, a lawyer said today. David Schmidinger, 39, took a brick to Michelle Paterson's head while she ...
Trump's Lawyer Showed You The Cover Of His Passport — Here's The Inside
Did Trump's longtime personal lawyer travel to Prague for a secret meeting with Russians? Michael Cohen has repeatedly denied it. But one of his first responses in the wake of the allegations — tweeting a photograph of his passport cover — was widely ...
Rape charges to be dropped against immigrant teens in Md. case
Defense lawyers for both defendants have said for weeks that the sex acts were consensual and that text messages and school surveillance videos did not substantiate the girl's claims she had been pushed from a hallway into a bathroom at Rockville High ...
Sue Loncar, who lost lawyer husband and daughter within days, shares tale in hopes of saving lives
Sue Loncar of Dallas still struggles with the deaths of her daughter and attorney husband Brian, both of whom she lost within days of each other, but she's now determined to do something about it. In an interview with KXAS-TV (NBCDFW), she says that ...
Crystal Lake lawyer, mediator honored for services to McHenry County as part of Law Day
That's why a Crystal Lake lawyer involved in several area organizations and a McHenry County mediator known for making divorce easier were honored Friday for going above and beyond in their respective professions. As part of the Law Day celebrations ...
Lawyer-turned-liberal leader eyes South Korean presidency
SEOUL, South Korea – A former anti-government student leader, Moon Jae-in stands poised to succeed ousted leader Park Geun-hye, the daughter of the slain South Korean dictator who jailed him in the 1970s. Moon, the current front-runner in Tuesday's ...
Martinez's lawyer tries to get hearing on vetoes tossed or delayed
Susana Martinez's lawyer argued in a court filing Friday that the state Supreme Court should dismiss a petition by legislators seeking to overturn her vetoes of funding for the Legislature and the state's higher education system — or at least wait ...
Judge sanctions lawyer of mayor's accuser
SEATTLE — A judge on Thursday sanctioned the lawyer for the man who accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually molesting him when he was a teenager for “flagrant” violations of ethical rules. The Seattle Times reported that the judge fined lawyer ...
Lawyer: Cops “deliberately misled” judge who seemingly signed off on stingray
Lawyer: Cops “deliberately misled” judge who seemingly signed off on stingray. “Any system that is not transparent is inherently corrupt.” Cyrus Farivar - 5/6/2017, 6:00 AM. Enlarge / An Oakland Police patrol car sits in front of the Oakland Police ...
Jordan Edwards' Family Want Texas Cop Convicted of Murder: Lawyer
The lawyer representing the family of a 15-year-old allegedly shot dead by a Texas police officer said his family were determined to see the officer convicted of murder. Lee Merritt told NBC News the prosecution of former Balch Springs officer Roy ...
Lawyer: Video in death of Penn State pledge 'a blessing and a curse'
(CNN) - Those responsible for the death of a Penn State University fraternity pledge "deserve to be punished," the attorney for the family of the student, Timothy Piazza, told CNN. Eight Penn State students and the Beta Theta Pi fraternity were charged ...
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(CNN) - Those responsible for the death of a Penn State University fraternity pledge "deserve to be punished," the attorney for the family of the student, Timothy Piazza, told CNN. Eight Penn State students and the Beta Theta Pi fraternity were charged ...
From Brooklyn to Churchill Downs: A lawyer 'Always Dreaming' of success
From his thick Brooklyn accent to his maddening 18-hour-a-day schedule, Anthony Bonomo is a New Yorker through and through. But inner-city dwellers are hardly known for their horse riding prowess: Bonomo's main exposure to horses as a kid was ...
Lawyer of driver in crash that killed Delray officer doubts blood test
The lawyer for the driver involved in a Key West scooter crash that killed a Delray Beach police officer said he wants a do-over of a court-ordered blood test that followed the crash. Lacy Marie Morris, 32, faces multiple charges including DUI ...
Wade Shows, well-known BR lawyer, dies at 67 - WAFB 9 News ...
Wade Shows, well-known BR lawyer, dies at 67 - WAFB 9 News ...
God bless lawyer Haynes
After a jury found the defendant not guilty, his client's impoverished family threw a party for Haynes at their Third Ward house, and his children hung up a sign saying, “God bless lawyer Haynes.” He was one of the most famous lawyers ever to set foot ...
What to look for in friends and lawyers
It is an interesting nexus. Sometimes those people overlap for us, and sometimes they don't. Should we just trust both groups? Is it that simple? If not, then how should we proceed? Obviously, we trust our friends. And we also trust a large number of ...
Man gets new mortgage fraud trial because of sleeping lawyer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh-area businessman will get a new trial on mortgage fraud charges because his defense attorney was seen sleeping by the judge, witnesses and federal court jurors who convicted him last year. U.S. District Judge Donetta ...
Smiley: Awesome display of lawyer power
"A fellow passenger was a lawyer whose Washington, D.C., firm was sponsoring a clinic on arbitration for LSU Law School seniors. He was waiting for nine other lawyers flying in from all over. "As they arrived and got news of the cancellations, they sat ...
Texas lawyer learns the price of using too many words
There's an old joke about lawyers being paid by the word because they are quite talkative. One Texas lawyer last week learned the price of using too many words in front of a judge. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, in an unsigned ...
Ex-Fairfield lawyer faces sentencing in New Haven for swindling clients
NEW HAVEN >> A former Fairfield attorney is facing sentencing for swindling more than $824,000 from his clients. John O'Brien is scheduled to learn his fate Monday in federal court in New Haven. He pleaded guilty to wire fraud in December. Federal ...
The American Institute of DUI/DWI recognizes local lawyer
The institute is a third-party lawyer-rating organization that publishes an annual list of the Top 10 DUI lawyers in each state, according to a press release. Lawyers who are selected to the 10 Best list go through a selection process based on client ...
Harold Brown Honored as Beverly Hills Bar Entertainment Lawyer of the Year
Prominent transactionalist Harold Brown of Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown was honored earlier this week as the 2017 Beverly Hills Bar Entertainment Lawyer of the Year with Craig Ferguson MC-ing in front of a crowd of several hundred lawyers and others at ...
NC court orders $125000 for lawyer of dog-kicking trooper
SMITHFIELD — Judges say North Carolina taxpayers must pay $125,000 to the attorney of a state trooper fired after kicking his canine partner and later reinstated. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the Court of Appeals ruled the payout is large ...
His Name Is Omar Jadwat, and He's the ACLU Lawyer Arguing Against the Muslim Ban. Here's What He Has to Say ...
His Name Is Omar Jadwat, and He's the ACLU Lawyer Arguing Against the Muslim Ban. Here's What He Has to Say ...
Lawyer rips suspect for blaming Hofstra grad's death on ex-pal
James Rackover's attempt to blame a former pal for the grisly murder of a Hofstra University alum is “pathetic,” the friend's attorney said Sunday. Rackover told the Daily News in an exclusive jailhouse interview that his co-defendant, Lawrence Dilione ...
Beaumont lawyer shares passion behind homeless ministry
BEAUMONT - The Southeast Texas Coalition for the Homeless estimates there's close to 500 homeless people in the Golden Triangle. A Beaumont lawyer gives up his free time over the weekend to minister to the homeless community. The grill is fired up by 6 ...
Chinese Lawyer Xie Yang Pleads Guilty in Subversion Trial
BEIJING — Chinese human rights lawyer Xie Yang pleaded guilty Monday to charges of incitement to subversion and disturbing legal proceedings and asked the court to grant him a lenient sentence based on his repentance. "Everyone should take me as a ...
The Latest: Chinese court accuses lawyer of subverting state
The accusations against Xie mirror those brought against other lawyers and activists detained as part of a July 2015 crackdown. With little evidence shown, they have been accused of contacting international news media to spread stories about human ...
Avery's lawyer comes under scrutiny
It's been 17 months since the suburban Chicago lawyer took Twitter by storm. She vowed to prove Avery's innocence in the Oct. 31, 2005 death of Teresa Halbach and unveil the real killer. Her law firm continues to solicit online donations for the Steven ...