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Spicer Referring Questions about Russia Investigation to Trump's Lawyer
Sean Spicer will no longer be taking any questions about the Russian investigation and the former FBI director who was once leading that investigation. That's what the White House press secretary told reporters in a short, off-camera briefing Wednesday ...
Gwinnett commissioner's lawyer to judge: 'Stop the hanging'
After a sometimes confusing and often contentious Wednesday morning hearing, the Gwinnett County ethics board reached a decision in the case of Commissioner Tommy Hunter — but it's not saying just yet what that decision is. And thanks to a newly filed ...
Mexican Lawyer Markets Trump-Branded Toilet Paper For A Very Good Cause
A lawyer in central Mexico is taking the fight against President Donald Trump to the toilet. Antonio Battaglia is reportedly planning to launch a “Trump” branded toilet paper later this year — with 30 percent of the profits going toward financing ...
House committee wants to hear from Michael Flynn and Trump's lawyer
The House intelligence committee is issuing subpoenas for President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, seen abovem, and his personal lawyer as well as their businesses as part of its investigation into Russian activities ...
Miami defense lawyer clings to life after high-speed hit-and-run crash
A Miami Beach defense lawyer is clinging to life after police say a driver — speeding at over 100 mph — clipped the man's car on the MacArthur Causeway in a hit-and-run crash. Naphtali Hertz Wacks, 57, suffered broken ribs, a severed spine, collapsed ...
Lawyer Gets 2 Years In Jail For Killing Dog
New York lawyer Anthony Pastor was convicted of brutally beating and killing his girlfriend's dog, Snoopy. In sentencing yesterday, Pastor's lawyer, Gerald Lefcourt, pleaded for leniency, claiming Pastor was tormented as the lone Jewish person at ...
Coffee County lawyer charged with misdemeanor sexual battery
A Douglas lawyer who once was State Court solicitor was charged Thursday morning with misdemeanor sexual battery after a magistrate conducted a hearing on his accuser's complaint, the Coffee County Sheriff's Office said. Nathan Graham, chief magistrate ...
Christie lawyer could replace Comey at FBI
He's an outstanding lawyer. He has absolute integrity and honesty, and I think that the president certainly would not be making a mistake if he asked Chris Wray to be FBI director," Christie said Thursday. Christie, who is friends with Trump, declined ...
Donald Beckman, 85, distinguished lawyer and volunteer
Both parents succeeded in different aspects of the legal field – he as a practicing lawyer, she as a law clerk to Albert Marris, Chief Judge of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals from the 1940s to the 1970s. Mr. Beckman was as gifted and driven to ...
Scott Appoints Lawyer Anthony Roisman to Vermont Public Service Board
Gov. Phil Scott has chosen Anthony Roisman, a private attorney with years of experience in nuclear energy and toxic waste litigation, to lead the Vermont Public Service Board. On June 12, Roisman will replace Jim Volz on the three-member board charged ...
Lawyer defending brother in murder case held in contempt for claims about judge
When Jackson was asked if he had been removed as his brother's lawyer, he said, "It's complicated" and did not elaborate further. Jackson, who said he was a federal prosecutor for 16 years, is now in private practice. Records show that Jackson has ...
Las Vegas lawyer says 'press will not dictate' her relationship with inmate
On Thursday morning, hours after her late-night Facebook post, Plunkett's lawyer, Robert Langford, filed court papers indicating he wants off her case. In his motion to withdraw, Langford wrote that “communication between the attorney and the client ...
Kathy Griffin enlists celeb lawyer to respond to 'bullying from the Trump family she has endured'
Just as the controversy surrounding the image of Kathy Griffin holding what appears to be a bloody fake severed head of President Trump appeared to be dying down, comes word that the comedian has enlisted celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom to explain why she ...
Lawyer: Fair bail for client $100000
The now former attorney for a man charged with capital murder in the 1994 disappearance of Searcy resident Jarrod Green has asked a court to set bail at $100,000, in part because the lawyer said the state has no proof that Green is dead. Brandon ...
Lawyer suing El Paso County for jury duty fines | KFOX
An El Paso lawyer claims jury duty fines and court fees are illegal in El Paso.Mark Davis, a lawyer in El Paso, has filed a lawsuit against the county for millions of ...
CATA lawyer made $460K in 2016
LANSING - The Capital Area Transportation Authority spent nearly $500,000 on legal expenses in fiscal year 2016, considerably more than the legal expenses for three comparable Michigan transit agencies that same year. The majority of that money went to ...
Christie Bridgegate lawyer in the running to head FBI
Wray was one of several lawyers to personally represent the governor in the aftermath of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal. NJ Advance Media reported earlier this week that another lawyer who represented Christie in Bridgegate matters, ...
Kathy Griffin, lawyer Lisa Bloom to talk Trump photo, bullying
Kathy Griffin will speak about the fallout from the photo in which she posed with a fake, severed President Trump head in a news conference at noon ET/9 a.m. PT Friday. In a statement circulated on Twitter, attorney Lisa Bloom told the media that ...
Kathy Griffin and lawyer to discuss Trump photo controversy
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (FOX 11 / AP) - Backlash against Kathy Griffin continues to grow with two New Jersey theaters announcing Thursday that they had canceled two shows after the comedian posed with a likeness of President Donald Trump's severed ...
Financial Times Praises 'Innovator' Greek Lawyer For Bitcoin Use
A Greek lawyer has made the Financial Times' list of top legal innovators in Europe for his use of Bitcoin during the country's financial crisis. "Panos Giannissis came second on a list of eight finalists shortlisted by the publication, which praised ...
Lawyer Joel Brodsky implied rival was gay, 'learning disabled' in letter
In the 2015 letter, written under Brodsky's law firm letterhead in the midst of a divorce case, Brodsky wrote to a rival: "Everyone that practices in the other divisions of the Circuit Court knows how divorce lawyers lie, but can't you please keep it ...
Kathy Griffin's lawyer: Barron Trump 'allegedly' traumatized by Trump photo
A lawyer for comedian Kathy Griffin indicated Friday that she doesn't believe President Trump's son Barron was traumatized after he saw a picture of Griffin holding a prop that looked like his father's severed head on television. "Allegedly," Lisa ...
Lawyer withdraws from consideration for US Justice Dept post
NEW YORK New York lawyer George Conway, who had been expected to be nominated to head the U.S. Department of Justice's civil division, has withdrawn from consideration. Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, said in a ...
Lawyer withdraws from consideration for US Justice Dept post ...
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Kathy Griffin's Lawyer Complains that Actions Have Consequences When You 'Behead' the President
It's not fair that publicly pretending to behead the president has personal and professional consequences, Comedian Kathy Griffin's lawyer whined Friday. Appearing at a press conference with Griffin, attorney Lisa Bloom accused the First Family of ...
Attorney filing complaint over theater's female-only 'Wonder Woman' shows
A local Alamo Drafthouse Cinema plan to host two women-only “Wonder Woman” screenings next week has drawn nationwide attention from those praising its female empowerment message, responding to the theater's smart-aleck responses to people who ...
Little Caesars lawyer: Lawsuit over halal pizza 'frivolous'
DEARBORN, Mich. – Little Caesars is firing back in a dispute with a Muslim man over halal pizza at a Detroit-area location. Attorney J. Michael Huget (HUE'-git) says the man ordered a pepperoni pizza without pork in Dearborn but then switched his order ...
JURIST - China human rights lawyer arrested
[JURIST] Family members of human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong [advocacy profile] said Friday that police have informed them of his formal arrest and his ...
Jailhouse lawyer skirts possible life sentence
Facing the possibility of life in prison without parole, Gerald Cole Jr. decided to be his own attorney. Pierce County Superior Court Judge Frank Cuthbertson told Cole on Friday that his initial thoughts were: “What kind of suicide mission are you on ...
Defying lawyer, defendant admits killing transient
A Palmdale man on Friday pleaded guilty to stabbing a homeless man to death last year despite his defense attorney's insistence that evidence showed another person's DNA was found at the crime scene. Matthew Paoli, 33, pleaded guilty to a felony count ...
New Hampshire's female lawyers, judges reflect on 100 years of progress
Associate Justice Carol Ann Conboy (center) remains seated as the room gives her a standing ovation for her service on the New Hampshire Supreme Court during a gala Thursday honoring the first 100 years of women lawyers in New Hampshire. The event ...
Lawyer shows up late for his sentencing in Reading
When a Philadelphia attorney showed up nearly an hour late for his Berks County Court sentencing Friday for being two hours late to a prior court hearing, he was hit with a $500 fine. Richard DeSipio appeared before President Judge Paul M. Yatron at 9 ...
Kathy Griffin's Lawyer Tries To Throw GWAR, MARILYN MANSON, MUNICIPAL WASTE Under The Bus In Bizarre ...
Kathy Griffin's Lawyer Tries To Throw GWAR, MARILYN MANSON, MUNICIPAL WASTE Under The Bus In Bizarre ...
Rolling Out Trump Toilet Paper Is Way to Help Migrants, Says Mexican Lawyer
A Mexican lawyer is planning on helping migrants and make people “feel great again” with the help of his toilet paper brand—Trump. Corporate lawyer Antonio Battaglia was appalled at the language Donald Trump used during his presidential campaign to ...
A lawyer for the toughest cases
LAKE TAHUYEH — When dealing with killers, the best piece of advice Roger Hunko ever received was upon first meeting them, look for something you like about them. For Hunko, 70, the venerable Kitsap County defense attorney whose expertise on death ...
Popcorn: Lawyer Slams Keith Olbermann For Trashing Griffin's 'Selfish' Presser Post-Tump Beheading Stunt
The Left has really shown their propensity to eat their own this week. In the political arena, we have Hillary Clinton blaming the DNC for contributing to her 2016 loss. In the entertainment front, we have comedian Kathy Griffin participating in a ...
$550 million fraud lawyer disappears; co-workers told of possible escape to Cuba
The FBI office in Louisville issued a press release saying Conn had removed his electronic monitoring device in violation of his bond and that authorities didn't know where he was. Conn pleaded guilty to stealing from the Social Security Administration ...
Arrest warrant issued for prominent former east Kentucky lawyer Eric Conn
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky has issued an arrest warrant for Eric C. Conn, a prominent former east Kentucky lawyer who pleaded guilty in March for his role in a massive federal disability fraud scheme. Conn removed his ...
Report: Staten Island lawyer sues Barney's for refusing to refund skinny jeans
Report: Staten Island lawyer sues Barney's for refusing to refund skinny jeans. Comment. Updated on June 4, 2017 at 10:34 AM Posted on June 4, 2017 at 10:29 AM. A Staten Island attorney is suing Barney's department store for $25,000 for breach of ...
Rutland lawyer pleads guilty to filing false tax returns
A longtime Rutland attorney has formally admitted to federal charges of understating income on his federal taxes. John Canney III entered guilty pleas Thursday in federal court in Burlington to charges of filing a false individual tax return as well as ...
Mexican Lawyer Trademarks Trump-Branded Toilet Paper
Those statements weren't lost on corporate lawyer Antonio Battaglia. After Trump won the November 2016 election, Battaglia flipped the #LimpiateConTrump hashtag (which loosely translates in English to "clean yourself with Trump") into a legitimate ...
Ky. lawyer who stole nearly $600M from government disappears
A Kentucky disability lawyer who pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $600 million from the government has disappeared, the FBI said Saturday. Eric Conn, 56, removed his electronic monitoring device — violating his bond agreement, the FBI's Louisville ...
Local lawyer analyzes Cosby defense strategy
EASTON, Pa. - Comedian Bill Cosby will go to trial Monday on sex assault charges from a 2004 encounter at his home in Montgomery County. Cosby isn't expected to testify but a local legal expert said it's usually premature to make that decision before a ...
This lawyer helped steal $600 million from the government, got caught — then disappeared
He called himself “Mr. Social Security” — a disability lawyer whose parking-lot replica of the Statue of Liberty and sophomoric ads helped make his rural practice one of the best known in Kentucky. The government, on the other hand, simply calls him ...
Idemitsu's founding family to oppose CEO re-election - lawyer
... of combining the two companies has been delayed indefinitely due to the founding family's opposition. The family plans to send letters to other shareholders to vote against electing five of the 12 board candidates, according to its new lawyer Yohei ...
Onetime Icahn lawyer is the new boss at Pep Boys' parent
Ninivaggi, a former corporate lawyer who previously headed Icahn Enterprises, Icahn's publicly traded holding company, was tapped by him this spring to replace Brent Windom, past chief of Icahn's smaller, Georgia-based Auto Plus store chain. Windom had ...
Lawyer Says Jailed Azerbaijani Journalist Tortured, Teeth Removed
A lawyer for Azerbaijani journalist Nicat Amiraslanov says he believes his client was tortured in custody and had all of his teeth forcibly removed from his mouth. Amiraslanov, an independent journalist from the northwestern Qazax district, was ...
Lawyer challenging travel ban: Trump tweets 'help' legal case against it
One of the lead attorneys on a lawsuit challenging President Trump's travel ban welcomed the president's "help" Monday morning in the pending case. Trump began tweeting Monday that his executive order barring citizens from six majority-Muslim countries ...
Miami Beach defense lawyer dies four days after hit-and-run crash
Naphtali Hertz Wacks, the Miami Beach lawyer who was the victim of a hit-and-run crash on the MacArthur Causeway, has died of his injuries. The 57-year-old lawyer died Saturday at Jackson Memorial Hospital, four days after his car was clipped by a ...
Alan Pickert 2017 Lawyer of the Year
Alan was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by National Trial Lawyer in 2015, has been annually selected since 2006 as a Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine, named a Super Lawyer by Law and Politics and has been inducted into the Million and ...