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US lawyer: US entitled to seize Iran-tainted skyscraper
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. government lawyer has urged a jury to conclude a charity must give up majority ownership of a Manhattan skyscraper, saying it is secretly controlled by Iran. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Lockard told New York federal court ...
Lawyer: 'Liu Xiaobo's family can visit him'
Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with cancer. DW spoke with his lawyer Mo Shaoping about Liu's condition and whether his family could visit him. Friedensnobelpreis 2010 für Liu ...
Lawyer awaits probe of St. Louis cop-on-cop shooting
ST. LOUIS — An attorney for a union that represents black St. Louis police officers says a black officer who was off-duty when he was mistakenly shot by a white colleague is willing to wait for the findings of an investigation into whether race played ...
Lawyer: Texas sanctuary city law could lead to immigration police state
SAN ANTONIO, June 26 (Reuters) - A small border town and some of the largest cities in Texas told a federal judge on Monday a new state law aimed at punishing sanctuary cities could lead to an immigration police state and asked him to halt it because ...
Due Process Demands for College Men Are 'Propaganda,' Lawyer Claims
When young men are accused of sexual assault on a college campus, should they be entitled to due process and a fair trial? Should they be able to show evidence that shows their innocence? Should they be able to cross-examine their accuser? For students ...
Litigation Funder VGL Capital Bolsters Staff With Two Hires
Gilbert, chairman and CEO at VGL Capital, said the recruitment of Salmon and Mandel is in line with a strategy he said makes his outfit different than other litigation funders: It is staffed by lawyers who spent more than 30 years at a major law firm ...
Kushner adds powerhouse lawyer Abbe Lowell to legal team
Jared Kushner has hired Abbe Lowell, one of the country's leading criminal defense lawyers, to represent him in the special counsel's probe of potential Russian collusion with the Trump campaign and his financial dealings, as well as in separate ...
Lawyer: Hazelwood Central athletic director demoted after reporting ...
Lawyer: Hazelwood Central athletic director demoted after reporting ...
Lawyer questions jury verdicts in rape trial of ex-Vanderbilt player ...
Lawyer questions jury verdicts in rape trial of ex-Vanderbilt player ...
Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner hires prominent trial lawyer: NYT
President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, has hired a prominent trial lawyer to help represent him in inquiries linked to Russia, the New York Times reported. Kushner took on Abbe D. Lowell, the newspaper said. Kushner had at ...
Trump Lawyer's Firm Steered Millions in Donations to Himself
Jay Sekulow, an attorney to President Trump, pushed poor and unemployed Americans to donate money to his Christian nonprofit while steering $60 million of those funds back to himself, his family, and his own businesses, according to an investigation by ...
No Rest For MyPillow As It Fights 'Lawyer-Driven' Lawsuits Around Country
Targeted by class action lawyers in several states, MyPillow is defending itself against claims that its special offers violate the consumer protection laws of several states. Plaintiffs filed at least six class actions from October to April against ...
Judge rejects defense bid for mistrial in Martin Shkreli fraud case after lawyer blasts negative press coverage
The morning session began with a closed-door hearing with prosecutors and defense lawyers. At the hearing, Brafman later indicated, he had raised his request for a mistrial, which would have allowed the trial to start afresh with a new pool of jurors ...
Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow directed millions from Christian nonprofit to family: report
A lawyer for President Trump, Jay Sekulow, used his Christian nonprofit to direct more than $60 million to himself, his family and their related businesses since 2000, according to a report. Through his nonprofit, Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism ...
Jared Kushner Lawyers Up
There has been a curious bifurcation in the already unwonted role Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, occupies. In the last six weeks, the 36-year-old real estate heir has carried on in Washington as if everything is ...
Metro Lawyer: Immigration Bill Not Enforceable
An opinion from Metro's legal director has found that the proposed immigration ordinance in Nashville is not enforceable. Show Caption Hide Caption. Previous Next. NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An opinion from Metro's legal director has found that the proposed ...
Famed Lawyer F. Lee Bailey Files Again for Bankruptcy
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Famed defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey has filed for bankruptcy again to tie up loose ends following his bankruptcy filing last year. The attorney, whose high-profile clients have included O.J. Simpson, discharged more than $4 ...
Trump lawyer Sekulow directed millions to family with nonprofits: report
Conservative attorney Jay Sekulow has for years used a network of nonprofit organizations to route payments and property deals to himself and his family, according to a Guardian report published Tuesday. Sekulow's nonprofit Christian Advocates Serving ...
Former Maryland senator found to have violated lawyer conduct rules
A Circuit Court judge found that former state senator John Giannetti, Jr. violated the Maryland Lawyers' Rules of Professional Conduct after failing to file and pay taxes in a timely manner between 2008 and 2015. The court found Giannetti violated ...
Famed lawyer F. Lee Bailey files again for bankruptcy
Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey, shown in his office in Yarmouth in 2014, has filed for bankruptcy again to tie up loose ends following his bankruptcy filing in 2016. Associated Press/Robert F. Bukaty. Famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey has ...
Lawyer challenges evidence in Hempfield fatal DUI case
Moser, 28, of Irwin is challenging the criminal charges and through his defense lawyer Tuesday contended prosecutors should not be able to present evidence that his blood-alcohol content at the time of the crash was 0.139 percent, above the 0.08 limit ...
Martin Shkreli's own defense lawyer calls his Twitter history 'just horrific' during jury selection
Martin Shkreli's own criminal defense lawyer called the pharma bro's "Twitter history ... just horrific" during jury selection Tuesday for his trial on charges of securities fraud. That blunt comment from high-powered Shkreli attorney Benjamin Brafman ...
Behold The Gettysburg Address Of Services Agreements: Can Lawyers Do The Same?
Yet somehow, most lawyers are unable to undertake the relatively narrow task of engaging a client without a contract between two to twenty times the length of the Gettysburg Address, as evidenced by the agreements here, here and here, which clock in ...
Lawyer: Mike DeWine is harassing family in Rhoden case that moved to Alaska
KENAI, Alaska — The lawyer representing the former Peebles family authorities are focused on in the Rhoden family massacre investigation said his clients have cooperated fully in the probe. And in return, John Kearson Clark said, the Wagner family are ...
Cosby lawyer says she 'can't imagine' comedian discussing sexual assault on town hall tour
Bill Cosby's "town hall" tour is unlikely to happen before his retrial on sex assault charges in Pennsylvania, one of his lawyers said Tuesday. Attorney Angela Agrusa said after a hearing to set a trial date in a sex abuse lawsuit in Los Angeles County ...
Cosby Unlikely to Speak Publicly About Case Before Retrial, Lawyer Says
An attorney for Bill Cosby said Tuesday that it is unlikely the comedian will speak publicly about his sexual assault case, after his spokesman said he was considering a series of town halls. The spokesperson made the announcement after a sexual ...
The Latest: Hillsborough: Lawyer, UK soccer official charged
The six people charged over Britain's 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster that killed 96 people include four policemen, a lawyer and a soccer club official. The policemen were David Duckenfield, the police commander on the day, accused of manslaughter ...
Gawker Bankruptcy Judge Allows Probe of Peter Thiel, Lawyer
The administrator of Gawker Media LLC's bankruptcy estate can examine Peter Thiel and his relationship with a lawyer, Charles J. Harder, over their role in the company's demise, a judge ruled. Settlements the defunct media firm made with the ...
Mississippi County Will Stop Jailing People Without Lawyers
Two men sued in 2014, saying they had been held for months in the Scott County jail without a lawyer or bail. Plaintiffs Josh Bassett and Octavious Burks will receive money as part of the settlement. Will Allen, a lawyer for Scott County, declined ...
A Trump lawyer's fundraising efforts generate new scrutiny | MSNBC
Jay Sekulow has long been a familiar name for those who understand the religious right movement, but the far-right attorney has a new public profile thanks to ...
Trump lawyer: Why isn't a special counsel investigating Obama?
An attorney for President Trump on Wednesday questioned why former President Barack Obama · Barack ObamaCrime pays: How Michael Brown's family cashed in Trump lawyer: Why isn't a special counsel investigating Obama? Overnight Finance: GOP ...
Trump Picks Patriot Act Lawyer For Top State Department Job
As the Trump administration vows to strengthen Washington's counterterrorism tactics, President Donald Trump plans to nominate a former George W. Bush administration official and architect of the Patriot Act to be the top lawyer at the State Department ...
Councilman investigations cost city thousands in lawyer fees
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - An Arizona councilman's bad behavior has cost the city of Tempe thousands of dollars. KNXV-TV reports ( (link) 2simJ18 ) Tempe has spent over $18,000 on two cases where lawyers determined city council could punish Councilman ...
Trump is outsourcing White House media relations to his personal lawyer
In the hours after the Supreme Court allowed partial implementation of President Trump's travel ban on Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer did not have much to say about the decision. During an off-camera briefing with reporters in which ...
Dwyane Wade plays for the Bulls — his lawyer fights 'em
The dean of Chicago's divorce lawyers didn't take up the torero's muleta (the red rag used to bewilder the bull) until he was 66, when his wife surprised him with a trip to a bullfighting school in Spain. A subsequent run-in with a 700-pound bull that ...
Ex-lawyer Prins admits to defrauding clients
Former San Antonio attorney Todd Prins arrives at the U.S. Federal Courthouse on Wednesday. He pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud. He admitted to forging judges' signatures, fabricating court documents and misappropriating money from his law ...
Martin Shkreli's lawyer: 'Maybe he's nuts but that doesn't make him guilty'
A federal prosecutor called Martin Shkreli a liar and a fraudster in the opening statements of his criminal fraud trial, but his lawyer defended him as an oddball genius who made millions of dollars for investors. "Maybe he's nuts but that doesn't make ...
Kushner-Ivanka Trump lawyer still fighting Trump over sanctuary cities
A lawyer for Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump is keeping up the legal fight against President Donald Trump's effort to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities. Jamie Gorelick, a deputy attorney general under President Bill Clinton, filed another legal ...
Martin Shkreli's lawyer gives explosive opening argument defending 'Pharma Bro; prosecutors say he's a con man ...
Martin Shkreli's lawyer gives explosive opening argument defending 'Pharma Bro; prosecutors say he's a con man ...
Suspect in Holocaust memorial vandalism is mentally ill: lawyer
BOSTON — A man suspected of using a rock to shatter a glass panel on the New England Holocaust Memorial is mentally ill, his lawyer said Wednesday, as elected officials and religious groups came together to condemn the vandalism. “As a city we stand ...
Trump picks FCC's top lawyer for open commission seat
He's the FCC's top lawyer and worked in Pai's office for three years, advising the then-commissioner on wireless, public safety and international issues. As general counsel, Carr has been on the front lines defending Pai's policy shifts. Carr had to ...
Defendant in 'jeweler to the stars' case was improperly interrogated ...
Defendant in 'jeweler to the stars' case was improperly interrogated ...
Shkreli's Lawyer Calls Him 'Strange' but Berates Fraud Case Against Him
This is how Martin Shkreli was portrayed on Wednesday for his trial on fraud charges — by Benjamin Brafman, his own lawyer. “Is he strange? Yes,” Mr. Brafman said of his client. But, he added, “every single government witness will concur that Martin ...
Trump Picks Republican Lawyer For FCC Commissioner Seat
President Trump plans to nominate Republican Brendan Carr, the general counsel of the Federal Communications Commission, to fill one of the organization's two empty leadership seats. Carr is a former legal adviser to current FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and ...
Trump lawyer's firm faces new scrutiny for working on $296 million Kushner deal
The law firm headed by Marc Kasowitz — President Trump's legal adviser for the multiple probes into Russia's election intervention — also represented the seller of a prime Manhattan property that sold to White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's ...
Lawyer Moms Are Absolutely Obsessed With This Dress
If you're a female lawyer, then you know how difficult it can be to meet the exacting fashion demands of this conservative profession, especially in the summer months. As luck would have it, thanks to a secret Facebook group for attorneys with children ...
Clermont lawyer 'misused' elderly client's funds, Bar says
Clermont attorney Dennis Horton, who specialized in estate planning for retired people, has been accused of “misusing” client funds. Horton was suspended recently by the Florida Supreme Court, in an emergency case brought by The Florida Bar, according ...
Labor Lawyer Tapped to Be Justice Dept. Civil Rights Chief
Vanita Gupta, a former ACLU attorney who was head of the Civil Rights Division under President Barack Obama, said Dreiband "has made a name for himself as one of corporate America's go-to lawyers in an effort to restrict the rights and remedies for ...
Ethics watchdog says White House lawyer might have broken rules ...
Ethics watchdog says White House lawyer might have broken rules ...
Senior Justice Department lawyer double dips with Mueller's Russia investigation
One of the lawyers whom special counsel Robert Mueller has hired to investigate President Trump is pulling double duty, still working part time as a deputy solicitor general in the Justice Department. The curious arrangement may not pose a direct ...