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Why Trump might hire an outside lawyer on Russia
It's essential for President Trump to hire personal lawyers now that a special counsel has been named to lead the investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Russia, legal experts say. The legal situation facing Trump grew more serious ...
Morris Freeholder Cesaro back on 'active' lawyer status after likely paperwork 'snafu'
Morris County Freeholder John Cesaro, who is running in the June 6 GOP primary for the 26th District seat occupied by state Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce, registered his attorney trust fund on Tuesday to get his name taken off the attorney ...
Jared Kushner reportedly asked Chris Christie about hiring lawyers for Trump
Vanity Fair is reporting, based on two inside sources, that Christie has told others about his conversation with Kushner which is said to have involved talk about potentially hiring a lawyer for Trump in the wake of a special counsel investigation. The ...
Video raises questions about assault in Houston group home, lawyer says
The family of an 18-year-old mentally disabled man is calling for dismissal of a misdemeanor assault charge against him after a video appears to challenge allegations he choked a worker at his group home. Jordan Opperud, who has lived in the home for ...
Trump hiring Marc Kasowitz as personal lawyer for Russia probe: reports
Fox Business and ABC News reported that Trump is expected to bring aboard the New York-based lawyer, who has represented Trump numerous times in the past. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Hiring Kasowitz ...
Judge, prosecutors to meet with lawyer of Elmhurst man whose 2014 arson conviction was overturned
WOODSTOCK – A lawyer representing an Elmhurst man whose 2014 arson conviction was overturned by an appellate court earlier this year will meet with prosecutors and a judge later this week to discuss his client's criminal case. The meeting is scheduled ...
Cop at fault in beloved teacher's killing, defendant's lawyer says
NEWARK -- The last words Latrena May spoke before Andre Higgs fatally shot her in front of an East Orange cop were "officer, officer, officer," an assistant prosecutor told an Essex County jury Tuesday. Latrena May. (Facebook). But a defense attorney ...
Can a lawyer represent a client with whom he is having sex?
In addition, California Business & Professions Code Section 6106.9 makes it a basis for discipline, and Rule 3-120 of the California Rules of Professional Conduct makes it unethical for a lawyer to either demand or require sexual relations as a ...
Trump retains outside lawyer Marc Kasowitz to help with Russia investigations
President Trump has retained the services of a trusted lawyer, Marc E. Kasowitz, to help him navigate the investigations into his campaign and suspected Russian interference in last year's election, according to people familiar with the decision ...
Rights Watchdog Condemns Tajikistan's Crackdown On Lawyers
Tajik authorities have launched an "unrelenting assault" against lawyers, particularly those who took up the defense of government critics, a rights watchdog ...
Lawyer arraigned on 14 theft charges
BOWLING GREEN — A local lawyer found himself on the wrong side of the defendant's table Tuesday as he was arraigned on 14 felonies charging him with stealing more than $400,000 from a client. Robert Searfoss III, 40, of Perrysburg was named in a ...
San Rafael slaps down lawyer who took on homeless-housing nuns
By a 6-0 vote, the San Rafael City Council voted down the latest appeal by well-known personal injury lawyer Chris Dolan, whose $6.5 million mansion sits on two acres next to Our Lady of Lourdes convent on Locust Avenue. Dolan had raised concerns about ...
Cosby's lawyer claims racial bias in jury selection
Cosby's lawyer claims racial bias in jury selection. Melissa Wylie, Bizwomen reporter. May 24, 2017, 9:41am EDT. Bill Cosby. Bastiaan Slabbers. Bill Cosby's defense lawyers accused Pennsylvania prosecutors of systematically keeping black jurors off the ...
Fox News Seeks Sanctions for "Hoax" Lawsuit As Andrea Tantaros' Lawyer Renews Spying Claim
Fox News has filed a blistering response to a lawsuit that accuses the cable network of having "tortured" former anchor Andrea Tantaros by feeding nasty stuff about her to social media "sock-puppet" accounts. In a demand for sanctions lodged on ...
Feds charge lawyer in Macomb County corruption case
Detroit — A lawyer has been charged in connection with the Macomb County public corruption case, the seventh person accused of a crime in the widening scandal. Angelo Selva of Macomb Township is accused of concealing a bribery conspiracy involving ...
Lawsuit against Jesse Jackson Jr. by his attorneys is 'absolutely amicable,' lawyer says
... complaining that he's paying lawyers in both Chicago and Washington, D.C., where the case is now being fought. Adding to the legal fees was Jackson Jr. attempting to subpoena three men, including former Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy, ...
Bill Clinton lawyer: My best advice for Trump
Adam Goldberg served as special associate counsel to President Bill Clinton from 1996-1999. He is co-founder of Trident DMG, a crisis management and strategic communications firm. You can follow him on Twitter at @AWGoldberg. The opinions expressed ...
Trump Hires Longtime Lawyer Kasowitz for Russia Probes, Source Says
President Donald Trump has hired one of his longtime lawyers, Marc Kasowitz, to help guide him through potentially wide-ranging probes of his campaign and Russian interference in the election, according to a person familiar with the matter. Kasowitz ...
Egypt Puts Lawyer With Presidential Ambitions on Trial
File Photo - Egyptian lawyer and ex-Presidential candidate Khaled Ali (C) reacts in front of the State Council courthouse in Cairo, Egypt, January 16, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany Reuters. By Ahmed Aboulenein. CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian ...
Lawyer: Man Handling Gun Accidentally Shot, Killed Friend
Lawyer: Man Handling Gun Accidentally Shot, Killed Friend. The attorney for a Connecticut man charged with manslaughter says his client accidentally killed his friend. | May 24, 2017, at 1:33 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel ...
Lawyer is accused of offering rape victim cash not to testify, warning of deportation if she appears
A Baltimore criminal defense lawyer faces charges for allegedly offering a rape victim $3,000 not to testify against his client and claiming that she would be deported if she showed up in court. The lawyer, Christos Vasiliades, 38, has been indicted on ...
Yes, we have no confidentiality: Plaintiffs' lawyer goes rogue in Chiquita MDL
Plaintiffs' lawyer Paul Wolf of Denver represents about a thousand Colombians suing Chiquita – a significant percentage of the plaintiffs in the consolidated litigation, according to Simons. He was initially part of the pact among plaintiffs' lawyers ...
Trump's Go-To Lawyer Kasowitz: A Pit Bull Loyal to the Boss
He's not a criminal defense lawyer. He's not attuned to the ways of Washington. And he's not from a white-shoe law firm. What Marc E. Kasowitz is is a bare-knuckled litigator, a fiercely loyal defender of President Donald Trump and an expert at ...
Manhasset lawyer embezzled $229000 from client, DA says
Manhasset lawyer Alfred DiGirolomo Jr., 61, was arrested on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, after the Nassau County district attorney's office said he embezzled nearly a quarter of a million dollars from a client and used the money to pay for country club ...
No Justice for Lawyers in Tajikistan
“To be a lawyer, and particularly a human rights lawyer, comes with unprecedented risks in present-day Tajikistan,” the report notes. Dushanbe's crusade against lawyers has two components. First, the direct prosecution of lawyers and second, the ...
Software update can fix Fiat Chrysler's US diesel issue: lawyer
MI) believes a software update can address U.S. regulators' contention that its diesel vehicles are producing excess emissions, a lawyer for the company said at a court hearing on Wednesday. The lawyer admitted no wrongdoing by the Italian-American ...
Games Lawyers Play
While competition is a necessary part of law practice, when does competition morph into gamesmanship that helps fuel the perception that what lawyers do is play games with their clients, with opposing counsel, with the courts? Wait a minute, some ...
Hastert lawyer seeks settlement with sex abuse victim in $3.5M hush ...
Hastert lawyer seeks settlement with sex abuse victim in $3.5M hush ...
Charles Town lawyer arrested for indecent exposure
CHARLES TOWN — A Charles Town lawyer was arrested Tuesday in Jefferson County Magistrate Court for a misdemeanor charge of indecent exposure after he allegedly exposed himself to a client and asked her to be “his playmate” for under-the-table cash ...
Consensus 2017: Advice From a Lawyer to ICOs: 'Don't Be Stupid'
Though the technology has been up for discussion for years, laws aren't very clear right now with a tangle of regulatory bodies that all might, or might not, have some power over different aspects of the technology. Bitcoin has seen some progress in ...
Lawyer: Evidence exonerates CNY school bus driver accused of driving kids while impaired
WHITESBORO, NY - The lawyer for a Whitesboro school bus driver said her client is innocent, and she has the evidence to prove her case. Lisa Cuomo, lawyer for Whitesboro school bus driver Michele Daly, said she has video recordings from the school bus ...
Trumbull lawyer sentenced in insurance scam
Perry said Quatrella did this by misusing his position, signing a fraudulent application, writing fraudulent letters on his firm's stationary and using his lawyer's account to conceal that investors were paying the premiums. Nevertheless both he and ...
Who Is Marc Kasowitz?
Kasowitz and the other lawyers on the team will instead focus on representing Trump personally in matters specifically related to the inquiry. They'll also act independently of White House Counsel Don McGahn, who represents the office of the presidency ...
Fox News Hits Back At Accuser's Lawyer In Mocking Response To Lawsuit
The Fox News Channel has struck back at a lawyer representing former host Andrea Tantaros in her sexual harassment allegations against the network, belittling his claims Fox used online accounts to intimidate her and asking that he be punished by the ...
Former Clinton Lawyer Thinks Trump Is Innocent of Criminal Activity
To prove that President Trump is guilty of obstruction of justice in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, an individual has to show he acted with criminal intent. That is an important missing piece in suspicious lawmakers' arguments, according to ...
Pasco county lawyer disbarred for taking woman's money
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday disbarred Pasco County attorney and former congressional candidate Constantine Kalogianis. [2016 booking photo via Pasco County Sheriff's Office]. NEW PORT RICHEY — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ...
Lawyer questions ICE on detention of green card holder in restaurant raid
DETROIT, MI - In April, immigration attorney Brad Thomson helped Carlos Rivera-Ochoa to get his permanent resident card. Seven weeks later, Thomson and Rivera-Ochoa were back at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Detroit on ...
Chicago cop's lawyer calls Laquan McDonald's killing 'business as usual'
Activists held a small rally and news conference May 25, 2017, in support of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building. Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke, who is charged with first-degree murder in McDonald's fatal shooting, was at ...
Vincent J. Bartolotta Jr. to be inducted into Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame
The Consumer Attorneys of San Diego has selected Rancho Santa Fe resident Vincent J. Bartolotta Jr., founding partner of Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire, as the recipient of its 2017 Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame. The Installation Dinner will take place at The ...
Lawyer: Kushner willing to answer questions on Russian meetings
Lawyers for Jared Kushner said on Thursday that the White House senior adviser would be willing to testify before Congress about his past meetings with Russian officials after news broke that he was reportedly being scrutinized in the FBI investigation ...
Top White House Lawyer Donald McGahn Sits At The Center Of Controversy
Experts said it's natural that McGahn would seek out legal expertise; he served as the lawyer for President Trump's campaign, which has come under scrutiny from the FBI and Congress. This week, Trump himself reportedly enlisted New York lawyer Marc ...
Lawyer: No one hurt yet by law restricting voter initiatives
The attorney for two top Republican lawmakers is laying the groundwork to quash a legal challenge to new hurdles they erected to voters creating their own laws. During a preliminary hearing May 25, David Cantelme did not address whether the Legislature ...
Lawyer Says Kushner Willing to Cooperate With Investigators
Jared Kushner listens to President Trump during in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington. Photographer: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images. Washington (AP) -- President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, ...
Steve Bannon to head Trump's Russia war room of legal 'A-Team,' street fighters and surrogates
Steve Bannon is not a lawyer, but the chief White House strategist is poised to become the senior partner in a heavyweight firm of bareknuckle barristers at the center of President Trump's counter-offensive against Russia collusion claims. Bannon, the ...
Fact Check: The Bloom County Lawyer Letter
Fact Check: The Bloom County Lawyer Letter. That letter to Berkeley Breathed from Donald Trump's lawyer, posted on Facebook? It's a fake. Thursday on Facebook, cartoonist Berkeley Breathed (of Bloom County fame) posted a letter purportedly from ...
Watch: Lockport lawyer captured on video trying to prevent daughter's DWI arrest
Lockport attorney Ronald J. Winter tried to use his position as a former prosecutor and his connection with a Niagara County Sheriff's lieutenant to prevent the arrest of his daughter on a drunken driving charge last year, a police video shows. "Do you ...
Broward lawyer owes child pornography victims $142600, judge rules in growing national trend
When a Broward lawyer was convicted of possessing more than 1,000 child pornography photos and videos, which he viewed at home and at his law firm, he was sentenced to 17 ½ years in federal prison. But earlier this month, in a growing trend, a federal ...
The Latest: Lawyer says Kushner wants to cooperate in probe
A lawyer for President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser says Jared Kushner is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign. News media report that the FBI is investigating meetings Kushner ...
Lawyer says Kushner willing to cooperate with investigators
Amid reports the FBI is scrutinizing Kushner's encounters, his lawyer says he stands ready to talk to federal investigators as well as Congress about his contacts and his role in Donald Trump's 2016 campaign. Federal investigators and several ...
Lawyer admits size never mattered in big-penis murder trial
Lawyers for the Florida man acquitted in his girlfriend's murder Monday initially presented the improbable argument that she choked to death performing oral sex, but have since acknowledged they always knew that their client's supposedly big penis did ...