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Lawyer: 'No timeframe' for new Dakota Access environmental review
A government lawyer said Wednesday that officials don't know how long it will take them to redo an environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline as ordered by a federal judge last week. Matthew Marinelli, an Army Corps of Engineers lawyer, said he ...
William J. Taylor, 87, noted Philadelphia trial lawyer
Mr. Taylor spent his entire career as a trial lawyer and rose to vice chair of litigation at Morgan Lewis before founding his own firm, Taylor & Taylor. His clients included many of the nation's major railroads, among them Pennsylvania Railroad ...
ABC Confronts Beef Company's Lawyer With Rush Limbaugh's "Pink Slime" Commentary
ABC lawyer Dane Butswinkas forced Jochum to confront the many comments about his company's product before World News had ever uttered "pink slime" on the air. Jochum has been on the witness stand for several days now, and before today's testimony, ...
Jamestown lawyer, 'Star Trek' actor among those challenging Reed
WASHINGTON – A lawyer, a teacher who's new to the state, a guy who sells running shoes and a Klingon dressed up as Mark Twain walked into a Southern Tier congressional race, and…it's no joke. The lawyer, Eddie Sundquist, 28, of Jamestown, ...
Richard Simmons' lawyer has gone after tabloids before
An AMI spokesman called it “a desperate move by a lawyer with a very weak legal case who hopes to intimidate AMI into an early settlement. AMI will not, however, be intimidated by Mr. Johnson's cheap tactics.” If American Media can't get the suit ...
Make This Obstruction Thing Go Away
It will shock nobody to learn that Donald Trump doesn't understand what lawyers do. If you are a “successful businessman,” it's hardly surprising that you would conceive of lawyers as well-compensated plumbers and cocktail waitresses—folks who make ...
Feminist lawyer and conservative judge take eye-rolling, trash talking to next level
If there's one place where good manners are still expected in "locker room talk" America, it's a federal courtroom — even when a leading feminist lawyer clashes with a crusty conservative judge. So imagine the rush to the fainting couch at a Chicago ...
Lawyer's failure to object to closed jury selection doesn't require new trial, SCOTUS rules
A murder defendant is not entitled to a new trial, even though his lawyer failed to object to closing the courtroom during jury selection, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. The court rejected an ineffective assistance claim by Kentel Myrone Weaver ...
Signed, Sealed, Sprung: Tajik Lawyer Accused Of Faking Documents, Official Stamps To Free 10 Inmates
With dozens of satisfied clients, Tura Sunnatov seemed like one of the more successful defense lawyers in Tajikistan. In less than two years, he had secured the release of 10 inmates and helped reduce the prison sentences of 16 others. But prosecutors ...
Blood Coming Out Of His Wherever…Fat Cat DC Lawyer Says Trump Is His Own Worst Enemy
Legendary Washington attorney Bob Bennett says President Trump and his legal team have been making palpable errors. In short: Trump has been screwing himself and his legal team by giving Special Counsel Robert Mueller daily fresh blood. “I don't mean ...
Indiana Lawyer Sentenced in Estate Misappropriation Case
Indiana Lawyer Sentenced in Estate Misappropriation Case. A suspended Indiana attorney has been sentenced to eight years in prison in connection with the alleged misappropriation of funds from six estates totaling more than $700,000. June 22, 2017, at ...
Yanez's lawyer: 'Would you let (Castile) pull a gun on you? I wouldn't.'
After more than 45 years as a lawyer, the St. Paul native and son of a chef and waitress at the long-defunct Gannon's Restaurant has developed a thick skin and been the target of vitriol before. He was advised by a judge to go through his chambers the ...
Mental health hearing set for defense lawyer Adam Reposa
In this file photo, criminal defense lawyer Adam Reposa sits Feb. 3, 2010, in a contempt of court hearing on Feb. 3, 2010, for making a gesture simulating masturbation before a Travis County judge in 2008. Reposa was sentenced to 10 days in jail and ...
Obama WH ethics lawyer: Lack of Comey tapes example of 'witness intimidation'
Norm Eisen, the former White House ethics czar for President Barack Obama · Barack ObamaOvernight Cybersecurity: Trump tweetstorm on Russia probe | White House reportedly pushing to weaken sanctions bill | Podesta to testify before House Intel ...
Tough-talking Trump defense lawyer says he's no 'snowflake'
The team, led by New York lawyer Marc Kasowitz, is tasked with responding to Robert Mueller, the special counsel named by the Justice Department to probe whether anyone associated with Trump or his campaign had any illegal dealings with Russian ...
Cosby plans sex assault talks, accusers' lawyer cries foul
A lawyer for 33 women who have accused former star of the 1980s TV hit "The Cosby Show" of sexual assault criticized the move as an apparent attempt to interfere with his expected retrial on charges of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in ...
The Latest: Lawyer for Manson Follower Blasts Parole Denial
The Latest: Lawyer for Manson Follower Blasts Parole Denial. A lawyer for Patricia Krenwinkel, a follower of cult leader Charles Manson, is criticizing California parole commissioners for blocking her release for another five years. June 22, 2017, at 5 ...
Change of venue granted for San Antonio lawyer facing sex charges
A tight liped Mark Benavides walks with his attorney Monica Guerrero after appearing before Judge Dick Alcala in the 186th State District Court in the Cadena-Reeves Justice Center on Monday, May 9, 2016. ... more. Photo: Bob Owen, Staff / San Antonio ...
Lawyers Approve Sex Assault Chats
Bill Cosby's moving forward with plans to host town hall meetings where he'll discuss sex assault cases and how to avoid them -- and surprisingly ... his lawyers are totally cool with it. Cosby's high profile spokespeople, Andrew Wyatt & Ebonee Benson ...
Jane Sanders Lawyers Up
Bernie Sanders was in the midst of an interview with a local TV reporter early last month when the senator fielded an unexpected question about an uncomfortable matter. “There's an implication, and from at least one individual, an explicit argument ...
Baltimore lawyer Jim Shea enters Democratic race for Maryland governor
Baltimore lawyer Jim Shea announces his bid for governor of Maryland. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun). Michael DresserContact ReporterThe Baltimore Sun. Baltimore attorney Jim Shea joined the increasingly crowded Democratic race for governor ...
Sharpton daughter's suit in jeopardy after lawyer skips court
A Manhattan judge is threatening to toss out Dominique Sharpton's $5 million trip-and-fall lawsuit against the city after her lawyer was a no-show at a recent court appearance. “On May 10, 2017, plaintiff's counsel failed to appear at a scheduled ...
Getting answers after Bakersfield lawyer collapsed in heat, dies
Bakersfield lawyer, Benjamin Greene,48, died after running in the extreme heat. His cause of death is still pending. AA. BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — New developments in the death of a Bakersfield lawyer. 48-year-old Benjamin Greene died after he ...
In Utah, getting a protective order and good lawyer is free
You can connect with one of their lawyers by calling 1-800-897-LINK. Stewart Ralphs, Executive Director of Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake, said the state courts provide online forms to secure a protective order on your own but the chances of you ...
Marc Kasowitz
Like many of Trump's personal lawyers, Kasowitz has been in the Trump orbit for years defending his many business failures, including his ill-fated venture into Atlantic City and his Trump University scam. Kasowitz was brought aboard shortly after ...
A Trump Bump for Law Firm of President's Lawyer
Kasowitz Benson Torres, the law firm founded by Marc E. Kasowitz, President Trump's personal lawyer, cracked Vault's list of the nation's top 100 prestigious firms this year, coming in at No. 99. The rankings are drawn from a survey of 18,000 ...
Lawyer Jim Shea Says He's Running for Governor
Shea announced Thursday night he will seek the Democratic nomination in next year's June primary. Shea worked as a Maryland assistant attorney general before joining the Venable law firm in Baltimore in 1983. He later became Venable's managing ...
Lockport lawyer blames $63684 theft on son's dental bills
A Lockport lawyer accused of stealing more than $63,000 from the proceeds of a real estate sale told an investigator that he spent the money on his 26-year-old son's dental work. "It went in my kid's mouth," Edward R. Thiel told Investigator William ...
Sanders's wife hires lawyer amid bank fraud investigation
Jane Sanders, the wife of former Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders · Bernie SandersThe Hill's 12:30 Report Poll: One-third blame media for political violence Sanders's wife hires lawyer amid bank fraud investigation MORE (I-Vt ...
Lawyer who killed Gawker is now going after its successor
Silicon Valley's Peter Thiel killed Gawker by funding Hulk Hogan's invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against the gossip website. Now the lawyer who brought the wrestler's suit on behalf of Thiel, Charles Harder, is going after Gawker's successor company ...
Trump's Private Lawyer Won't Cost Taxpayers
A story published June 10 on ViralCords.com falsely claims that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer is “costing taxpayers $10,000 per hour.” Facebook users rightly flagged the story as potentially fake news using the social network's tool for ...
Indefinite suspension recommended for Troy lawyer
A review board of the Ohio Supreme Court has recommended that convicted Troy lawyer Chris Bucio receive an indefinite suspension. Bucio, 38, was convicted last November of unauthorized use of property involving land obtained for fees from a Shelby ...
A lawyer's ignorance of immigration law shouldn't lead his client to deportation
The Supreme Court struck a blow for common sense today in a decision that will let a non-citizen back out of a plea deal his lawyer persuaded him to take even though it set him up for deportation – the one thing he was trying to avoid. Jae Lee was born ...
VW ex-manager should stay in Germany: lawyer in Bild
BERLIN A lawyer for one of the former Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE) managers sought in the United States in connection with the carmaker's diesel emissions-cheating scandal has advised him not to leave Germany, she told a German daily. "I have urgently ...
Lamar Odom's Lawyer Responds to Stephen A. Smith Saying Client 'Was on Crack'
Lamar Odom's lawyer, Saam Zangeneh, wrote a letter to ESPN in response to Stephen A. Smith's declaration during an airing of First Take that Odom was on crack. Odom shared the letter Friday: LAMAR ODOM @RealLamarOdom. #slander ...
Tavon Wilson's Lawyer Denies Safety Assaulted Woman in Nightclub Incident
The lawyer for Detroit Lions safety Tavon Wilson has denied allegations levied by Alanda Jackson, the mother of his child, that he punched her in the face during a nightclub altercation in May 2016. According to TMZ Sports, Jackson alleged that Wilson ...
Lawyer says mom of three being deported to Mexico
A mother of three young girls is in the process of being deported back to Mexico, according to her lawyer. It's a country she doesn't know because she's lived in America since she was 5. But ICE says her latest request to stay in the U.S. was denied ...
Bernie Sanders and his wife reportedly lawyer up amid FBI probe: Politico Magazine
Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife, Jane, have hired lawyers as the FBI investigates allegations of bank fraud, Politico Magazine reports. The investigation centers around whether Jane Sanders fraudulently obtained a bank loan and whether the senator's ...
Lawyer: Race a factor in St. Louis cop being mistakenly shot - WBRC FOX6 News
An off-duty black St. Louis police officer's race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn't recognize him during a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded officer's lawyer contends. The 38-year-old black officer ...
Lawyer: Judge should review verdict in Vanderbilt rape case
A jury Friday evening delivered a mix of acquittals and guilty verdicts against former Vanderbilt University football player Brandon E. Banks, decisions blasted by Banks' lawyer who said the jury did not understand its job. "They didn't understand the ...
Watergate Lawyer: The Trump Administration Would Fire Mueller 'At Their Peril'
Watergate Lawyer: The Trump Administration Would Fire Mueller 'At Their Peril'. Rufus Edmisten reflects on his time working on the Senate Watergate Committee. After the Senate Watergate Committee hearings concluded on Friday, August 3,1973, Senators ...
Sanders, wife Jane, hire lawyers amid FBI probe on loan application: report
Sen. Bernie Sanders and his wife have hired defense attorneys amid an FBI probe into a loan the senator's wife procured for Burlington College while she was school president, according to news reports. Sanders, a Vermont Independent, and wife Jane ...
Why Bernie Sanders needs a lawyer
Politico reports the evidence for that so far is “thin at best,” but Sanders (like anyone in that situation) is wise to have a lawyer handling the probe for him. Some suggest the whole thing is political since the Vermont chairman of the Trump campaign ...
Fugitive lawyer says he's fled the US using fake passport
Conn, a fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case, has fled the country using a fake passport and has gotten help from someone overseas with a job to help support himself, the Lexington Herald-Leader ...
Lawyer says jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole after diagnosis of terminal liver cancer
Lawyer says jailed Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo on medical parole after diagnosis of terminal liver cancer. By The Associated Press. BEIJING — Jun 26, 2017, 3:46 AM ET. 0 Shares. Email. Star. 0 Shares. Email. Lawyer says jailed Chinese ...
Your Trusted Legal Adviser May Not Be A Lawyer
The most accomplished lawyers are those that become 'trusted advisers' to clients. That means their counsel is sought not only for discrete cases but also on an enterprise basis—and not just for 'legal' matters. The trusted adviser has a profound ...
Fugitive Lawyer Behind $550 Million Social Security Fraud Fled America
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A fugitive Kentucky lawyer at the center of a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case has fled the country using a fake passport and has gotten help from someone overseas with a job to help support himself. The flamboyant ...
Marketing fees paid to Avvo violate New Jersey lawyer conduct rules, ethics opinion says
The fee paid to the company violates the ban on lawyer-referral payments and the ban on sharing fees with nonlawyers, the June 21 opinion said. The New Jersey Law Journal (sub. req.) has a story. Two other services linking clients to lawyers, LegalZoom ...
Tavon Wilson's Lawyer Says Violent Accusations 'Demonstrably False'
Alanda Jackson, the mother of Tavon Wilson's child, has accused Wilson of punching her in the face and breaking her nose during a nightclub incident in May 2016, but Wilson's lawyer is adamant that the accusations are false. “The allegations against ...
Justices rule against death row inmate over lawyer errors
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled against a Texas death row inmate who said his lawyers failed to challenge a faulty jury instruction at his trial and on appeal. The justices ruled 5-4 on Monday that Erick Davila could not bring a claim ...