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Sen. Bert Johnson tries to dump lawyer as trial nears
That morning, the indicted Highland Park Democrat, accused of adding a ghost employee to his Senate payroll and stealing more than $23,000 from taxpayers, met with defense lawyer Cyril Hall in Dearborn. During the meeting, Johnson said he wanted to ...
Martin Shkreli's lawyer and 'cowboy' venture capitalist duel over what horses and investments are worth
Darren Blanton owns frozen semen from one horse that he has estimated is worth $20 million alone. Blanton testifies it took almost three years for Shkreli to redeem his investment in a hedge fund. Blanton served as an adviser on President Donald Trump ...
Lawyer for indicted judge claims feds targeted her because of her job
The lawyer for indicted Cook County Judge Jessica Arong O'Brien accused federal prosecutors Thursday of unfairly targeting his client because of her job. Ricardo Meza made the claim in court while arguing a two-count mortgage fraud indictment against ...
Hartford Hires Bankruptcy Lawyer As City Officials Weigh Options ...
Hartford Hires Bankruptcy Lawyer As City Officials Weigh Options ...
Lawyer in Gay Marriage Case Joins Indiana Congressional Race
Lawyer in Gay Marriage Case Joins Indiana Congressional Race. An attorney who led a lawsuit against Kentucky's gay marriage ban is seeking the Democratic nomination to challenge first-term Republican U.S. Rep. Trey Hollingsworth for his southern ...
Alabama lawyer who filed penis amputation lawsuit disciplined
An Irondale lawyer has been reprimanded by the Alabama State Bar's disciplinary committee for filing two lawsuits in 2014 that claimed his client's penis had been amputated after he went into a Birmingham hospital for a circumcision. The Alabama Board ...
Jeopardy Finally Attaches for Persistent Appellate Lawyer
Jon Eisenman is not a quitter. The appellate lawyer in Los Angeles tried five times to appear on “Jeopardy!” before he snagged a spot on the TV answer-and-question game show. So far, he's won three games and is due to play his fourth on July 5 ...
Las Vegas lawyer indicted for allegedly giving cellphone to inmates
Alexis Plunkett, a Las Vegas defense lawyer charged with improperly providing a cellphone to jail inmates, was indicted Thursday on a dozen felony charges. Plunkett, 36, has said that she is in a relationship with one of the inmates, 26-year-old Andrew ...
The Latest: Arpaio's Lawyer Casts Blame on Others at Trial
Lawyers are scheduled to make closing arguments Thursday, July 6, 2017, at the criminal trial of the former six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix. Arpaio is charged with misdemeanor contempt-of-court for defying a judge's order to stop his traffic patrols ...
Lawyer who backed medical pot amendment sues Florida over smoking ban
Saying Floridians knew what they were voting on in November, Orlando trial lawyer John Morgan on Thursday followed through on threats to sue the state over a smoking ban included in a new law carrying out a constitutional amendment that broadly ...
Lawyer compares Nazi death camp doctor, mutilation case
Detroit – A lawyer compared parents charged in the nation's first female genital mutilation case to Nazi death camp doctor Josef Mengele. The comparison outraged attorneys involved in the landmark case, saying the Nazi reference is bigoted, inaccurate ...
Lawyer: No proof Toms River man ruined car with feces
MORRISTOWN - Two men accused of playing a dirty trick on a third man they say defrauded them - dumping a bucketful of feces into his Hyundai Sonata - will remain in the Morris County jail until a hearing Monday on whether they should be detained while ...
Lawyer: Oklahoma lawmaker 'shocked' by assault complaint
OKLAHOMA CITY – A Republican state senator from Oklahoma accused of forcefully grabbing an Uber driver and kissing her neck while she drove him to a hotel is "shocked" by the driver's allegations, the lawmaker's attorney said Thursday. Continue ...
Lawsuit claiming chef had to serve meals to Sean 'Diddy' Combs as he had sex is shakedown, lawyer says
In new court paperwork obtained by the Daily News, a lawyer for Combs blasted the wrongful termination lawsuit filed by chef Cindy Rueda in May as a shakedown attempt that violated her agreement to arbitrate any employment disputes. "Combs enterprises ...
Las Vegas lawyer placed on probation for sex act with inmate
“This is out of sorts for him,” his lawyer, Ben Nadig, said. “He was in a major depressed state while these things were going on.” Cannon, who was 58 at the time of the incident, engaged in the sex act with his client Crystal Wallis, then 23. District ...
Lawyer For Indicted Judge Claims Feds Targeted Her Because Of Her Job
CHICAGO (CBS) — The lawyer for indicted Cook County Judge Jessica Arong O'Brien accused federal prosecutors Thursday of unfairly targeting his client because of her job. Ricardo Meza made the claim in court while arguing a two-count mortgage fraud ...
China: Authorities must end ruthless crackdown on human rights lawyers and activists
The Chinese authorities must end their ruthless campaign of detention and torture of human rights lawyers and activists, said Amnesty International, ahead of the second anniversary of the start of an unprecedented crackdown launched under President Xi ...
Vegas lawyer indicted, accused of letting inmates use phone
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A lawyer who has said she's in a relationship with a prison inmate client has been indicted on felony charges for allegedly allowing him to use her cellphone behind bars. Investigators accuse 36-year-old Alexis Plunkett of allowing ...
Vegas Lawyer Indicted, Accused of Letting Inmates Use Phone
Vegas Lawyer Indicted, Accused of Letting Inmates Use Phone. A lawyer who has said she's in a relationship with a prison inmate client has been indicted on felony charges for allegedly allowing him to use her cellphone behind bars. July 7, 2017, at 11 ...
Who Judges the Minnesota Lawyer?
ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility (OLPR) published its July report, detailing the disciplinary actions against lawyers. The report covers the period from July 2016 to June 2017, with 1,200 complaints of varying matters ...
Being A Texan May Just Be Better Than Being A Lawyer
I'm not a lawyer, but I am a Texan. I'm disgusted by all this. Tell the lieutenant governor I don't want the suicide of a single Texan on my hands. — Joe Straus, Republican speaker of the Texas House, on refusing to sign on to any Texas “bathroom bill ...
Former Kansas City lawyer sentenced for role in a $1.2 million fraud against St. Luke's
A former Kansas City lawyer was sentenced Friday to one year in prison for conspiring with his former law partner to steal money from St. Luke's Health System. Mark J. Schultz was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Kansas City where he pleaded guilty ...
Blac Chyna to Seek Restraining Orders Against Rob Kardashian After He Posted Explicit Photos of Her, Says Lawyer
“Lisa Bloom is the best in the business and has the right sensitivities and skill set to handle this delicate and complex matter,” Chyna's rep and Bloom's co-counsel Walter Mosley tells PEOPLE. “She's a warrior for women's rights and that's the type of ...
Rob's a Cyberbully
Blac Chyna's lawyer, Lisa Bloom, says the restraining order Chyna wants against Rob Kardashian is bigger than the 2 of them ... it's a women's rights issue. Bloom tells TMZ, Chyna and Rob have been broken up for months, and he's doing what many guys ...
US Legal Industry Adds Jobs in June
According to reports in May, the Seyfarth layoffs affected as many as 40 lawyers and staff members. And this week, Texas Lawyer reported that Sedgwick had closed its Austin office, which had housed three lawyers and a paralegal. For that firm, the ...
Recaptured inmate, convicted in lawyer home invasion, likely used drone in escape, cops say
Police have captured an escaped South Carolina inmate who was in prison for holding his lawyer and his lawyer's family at gunpoint. Authorities arrested the inmate, Jimmy Causey, early Friday at a Motel 6 in Austin Texas, as a result of a tip, report ...
Miccosukee tribal lawyer should be permanently disbarred over bogus lawsuits, judge hears
A Miami lawyer should be permanently disbarred over a series of frivolous lawsuits he filed on behalf of the Miccosukee Tribe, a Florida Bar lawyer urged a judge on Friday. The recommendation of discipline came against attorney Bernardo Roman, who ...
Ashe County commissioner hires lawyer, refuses to produce text messages
An Ashe County Commissioner has retained his own attorney in response to a records request from WBTV. Commissioner Jeff Rose has hired attorney Ben Hurley to assist him in responding to WBTV's request. Hurley is the law partner of John Kilby, the ...
Blac Chyna's new lawyer to seek restraining order against Rob Kardashian
The Rob Kardashian-vs-Blac Chyna ugliness will move into court next week, according to Chyna's new lawyer, Lisa Bloom. Bloom, the scrappy women's rights attorney best known recently for representing Kathy Griffin and accusers of Bill Cosby and Donald ...
Employee Benefits Leader Leaves McDermott with Nine Lawyers
David Rogers, the leader of McDermott Will & Emery's employee benefits practice and a recent nominee to take over as chair of the firm, is leaving with a group of nine other lawyers to join Winston & Strawn, Bloomberg Big Law Business first reported ...
Lawyer Probing Russian Corruption Says His Balcony Fall Was 'No ...
Lawyer Probing Russian Corruption Says His Balcony Fall Was 'No ...
Casey Anthony's lawyer reveals disturbing information about Caylee Anthony's death
Cheney Mason, one of Casey Anthony's lawyers, discussed on Friday the events surrounding the death of two-year-old Caylee Anthony at LawNewz Network with Jesse Weber. During the interview, Mason noted that Casey blacked out over the details of her ...
Bellport teen detained by federal agents, faces deportation, lawyer says
One of three immigrant teenagers suspended from Bellport High School over disputed allegations of gang involvement was taken by federal agents looking to remove him from the country, according to his lawyer and mother. The 16-year-old native of El ...
Authorities say the 2009 killing of a prominent LA lawyer could be linked to another slaying in Whittier
Authorities on Friday named a Whittier business owner as a new “person of interest” in the 2009 killing of a prominent civil litigation attorney and said he may also know about the 2011 killing of a man in Whittier. Detectives are looking to locate ...
Questions remain weeks after ICE raids in Ann Arbor area, lawyer says
Thomson said he wants to know why Rivera-Ochoa was not asked for his permanent residency card before being placed in handcuffs, why Cardenas was not able to contact him after asking ICE agents to speak with his lawyer, and the reason for not providing ...
Linking Palin ad to shooting was 'honest mistake': NY Times lawyer
Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against The New York Times should be tossed because the paper made “an honest mistake” when it said she incited a 2011 shooting that severely wounded Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords and killed six people, a lawyer for the ...
Defendant's lawyer in Kate Steinle murder trial: It was an accident
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 06: A well-wisher drops off flowers at the site where 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle was killed on July 6, 2015 in San Francisco, California. According to police, Steinle was shot and killed by Francisco Sanchez as she walked with ...
Trump's lawyer: Comments about sexual harassment accusers shouldn't be judged literally
Being President Trump's lawyer means telling the courts that your client's comments shouldn't be taken literally — a lot. And it just happened again, this time when it comes to the women who accused Trump of unwanted sexual advances. The Post's ...
Lawyer: Claims of harm from Fenton gas facility unfounded
"The school district can only allege vague injury based on conjecture," NG Advantage lawyer said in the 16-page filing with New York State Supreme Court. NG lawyers are asking the court to toss the school board suit and allow it to continue completion ...
Trump Team Met With Lawyer Linked to Kremlin During Campaign
Two weeks after Donald J. Trump clinched the Republican presidential nomination last year, his eldest son arranged a meeting at Trump Tower in Manhattan with a Russian lawyer who has connections to the Kremlin, according to confidential government ...
Trump Jr. met with Kremlin-connected lawyer during campaign
Donald Trump Jr. reportedly attended a June 9 meeting at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer who has connections to the Kremlin — just two weeks after Trump secured the Republican presidential nomination, according to NYT. Paul Manafort, Trump's ...
Blac Chyna's Lawyer Says Her Case Is About Women's Rights
Chyna didn't waste any time retaining a lawyer after Kardashian posted nude pics of her on Instagram. The whole thing is just an absolute mess, but considering who Kardashian's siblings are, you think he'd have a better idea of the laws of the Internet ...
New Orleans lawyer seeking to fill a niche: helping business partners reconcile differing goals, attitudes
The book, The Partnership Charter by David Gage sits on the table in the office used by Andrew Legrand, a small business attorney and founder of Spera Law Group, in New Orleans, La. Friday, June 23, 2017. Legrand used the book in his practice to help ...
Corporate lawyer traded high-paying gig for calling to educate low-income NYC students
He came from hardscrabble Brooklyn, became a powerful lawyer and then left his high-paying job to help underserved kids. Malik Russell, principal of Success Academy Cobble Hill Middle School, was raised by a single mother, a first generation immigrant ...
Earle K. Shawe, tough-minded New Deal labor lawyer who later ...
Earle K. Shawe, tough-minded New Deal labor lawyer who later ...
Supreme Court wants to hear more about lawyer's windfall
(AP) - The Michigan Supreme Court is digging deeper into the case of a lawyer and his sons who inherited millions of dollars from a client. The court heard arguments in January but wants to hear even more. Bobby Mardigian (mar-DEE'-zee-un) of ...
Priebus: Trump team meeting with Russian lawyer 'a big nothing burger'
A meeting last year between President Donald Trump's team and a Russian lawyer was a “nothing meeting,” White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Sunday. The New York Times reported Saturday that Donald Trump Jr. had arranged a meeting two ...
Michigan Supreme Court wants to hear more about lawyer who inherited millions from client
CHARLEVOIX, Mich. — The Michigan Supreme Court is digging deeper into the case of a lawyer and his sons who inherited millions of dollars from a client. The court heard arguments in January but wants to hear even more. Bobby Mardigian of Charlevoix ...
Trump team met with Russian lawyer during campaign
(CNN) Donald Trump's oldest son has told CNN that he, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort met with a Russian lawyer last year -- the first known meeting between some of the highest members of the Trump team ...
Trump's Son Met With Russian Lawyer After Being Promised Damaging Information on Clinton
President Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed ...