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Shkreli Lawyer Prepares Flashy Closing, While Government Plays It Straight
To the closing arguments in the trial of his client, Martin Shkreli, the lawyer Benjamin Brafman brought a tale about a wild dog and a wagon, a metaphor about himself as a lifeguard, a Texas accent to mimic an investor, a poster that asked in all caps ...
Lawyer says client unaware she had poison that killed Korean
A chemist's report that shows the banned VX nerve agent was used to kill the half brother of North Korea's leader needs further scrutiny, a lawyer for one of the two women accused of poisoning the man said Friday as he examined evidence ahead of a ...
Lawyer says client unaware she had poison that killed Korean
A chemist's report that shows the banned VX nerve agent was used to kill the half brother of North Korea's leader needs further scrutiny, a lawyer for one of the two women accused of poisoning the man said Friday as he examined evidence ahead of a ...
Lawyer: Ex-Priest Shouldn't Have Been Released From Prison
A lawyer who represented dozens of men who say they were abused by a former Boston Roman Catholic priest who's been released from prison says the man should not be in "the outside world" where he can gain access to children. July 28, 2017, at 9:08 ...
Uzbekistan's Karimova can't get a fair trial: lawyer
GENEVA (Reuters) - A Swiss lawyer representing Gulnara Karimova, the jailed elder daughter of late Uzbek ex-president Islam Karimov, said on Friday she has not been heard from for months and could not be guaranteed a fair trial. "Given the ...
Defense lawyer: Shkreli would lose $65 million if convicted
A defense lawyer says former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli would lose a $65 million stake in a drug company he founded if he's convicted at his securities fraud trial. Attorney Ben Brafman made the claim Friday during closing arguments in federal ...
Steven Avery's lawyer might sue 'Making a Murderer' prosecutor Ken Kratz
Is Steven Avery's lawyer threatening a defamation lawsuit against the former prosecutor who sent Avery to prison for life? Some corners of the Internet, including a website run by ABC News' chief legal eagle, think so. "It Sure Looks Like Steven Avery ...
Top Lawyer For Civil Rights At Justice Department Leaving After Roughly 6 Months
The job put Wheeler, an Indiana lawyer who's personally and professionally close to Vice President Mike Pence, in the middle of a number of controversies, including the Trump administration's turnaround on guidance regarding transgender students, the ...
Shkreli's lawyer compares case to throwing pizza at a wall
A lawyer for “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli made a bizarre last-ditch effort Friday to convince jurors that his client was innocent – by saying prosecutors' case was like “throwing a pizza” in the courtroom. “Imagine someone coming in here and throwing a ...
Trump Loyalty v. Trial Lawyer Loyalty
In sharp contrast to Trump loyalty is what I'll call “trial lawyer loyalty.” Trial lawyers, the name still most commonly used to refer to members of the plaintiffs' bar, don't get to pick and choose clients. Trial lawyers don't typically draw clientele ...
Spanish high court rejects extradition of lawyer wanted in Brazil graft probe
MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's high court has rejected an extradition request from Brazil for a lawyer accused of involvement in corruption surrounding the state oil company Petrobras. Brazilian prosecutors have accused Rodrigo Tacla Duran of helping to ...
Lawyer Charged With Stealing From Special Needs Clients
Lawyer Charged With Stealing From Special Needs Clients. Prosecutors say additional charges have been filed against a disbarred Pennsylvania attorney accused of stealing from special needs clients whose money he was supposed to manage. July 28 ...
White House Lawyer Is Top Pick For Open Court Seat, And Controversy Could Follow
Deputy White House counsel Gregory Katsas is the leading candidate for a judgeship in one of the most important federal appeals courts in the nation, NPR has learned. While the White House has not yet named its pick for the seat on the U.S. Court of ...
Steven Avery's Lawyer Zellner Offers $10000 in 'Proof of Guilt' Challenge
According to the lawyer, the challenge arose after she and her firm "heard and read numerous claims that Steven Avery is guilty of the murder of Teresa Halbach." "Without exception, the authors of these claims simply do not know the facts of the case ...
Lawyer says teenagers wrongly detained in gang crackdown
BELLPORT, N.Y. (AP) - Civil rights lawyers say some immigrant high school students in New York's suburbs are being unfairly swept up in a growing hysteria over the brutal MS-13 street gang. The New York Civil Liberties Union says at least nine students ...
CBS Adds Sumner Redstone Lawyer to Board of Directors
Klieger, a partner in the law firm of Hueston Hennigan, was elected to the board during a regularly scheduled CBS Corp. board meeting on Thursday, CBS disclosed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Friday. Klieger has represented CBS ...
Lawyer says teenagers wrongly detained in gang crackdown
Some immigrant high school students are being unfairly swept up in a growing hysteria over the brutal MS-13 street gang, civil rights lawyers said. At least nine students from Long Island's Suffolk County, east of New York City, have been sent to U.S. ...
Rikers guard accused of beating inmate was provoked: lawyer
A Rikers guard accused of beating an inmate in the shower was provoked by the inmate, who was housed in the “worst of the worst” section of the jail complex, his lawyer argued on Friday. see also. Rikers guard facing jail time for severely beating ...
Trump's New Lawyer Says He Took The Job To Help A "President In ...
Trump's New Lawyer Says He Took The Job To Help A "President In ...
Anthony Scaramucci's divorce lawyer swears he's 'always calm and rational' despite profanity-laced tirade
Anthony Scaramucci looked like a pottymouthed madman during his first week as White House communications director — but he keeps a level head when it comes to divorce. That's what matrimonial lawyer Leonard Sperber said when asked about reports ...
Dr. Luke's Lawyer Explains Subpoena Served to Lady Gaga
“In connection with Dr. Luke's defamation claims against Kesha, various third parties are being deposed by both sides, including celebrities,” the lawyer told JustJared.com in a statement. “Dr. Luke's counsel served a subpoena on Lady Gaga because she ...
Anthony Scaramucci's wife filed for divorce from Trump-supporting husband while nine months pregnant
Still, Scaramucci's matrimonial lawyer said his client keeps a level head when it comes to divorce. “He was always calm and rational in the handling of his first divorce, which is perhaps the most sensitive, personal matter an individual can endure ...
Murphy named a Mountain States Super Lawyer
Gavin W. Murphy of the Law Offices of Gavin W. Murphy, PLLC, has been named in the 2017 Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine for his primary practice of plaintiff's personal injury. Each year, no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are ...
Chris Kelly: A letter from your (not really a) lawyer
I'm no lawyer, but I can read. The statute clearly states, “Money of the authority may not be used for any grant, loan or other expenditure for any purpose other than a service or project directly related to the mission or purpose of the authority as ...
Positively Philadelphia: A Criminal Defense By Lawyer Bill Myers Jr.
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A Criminal Defense is a fast selling legal thriller on Amazon written by Philadelphia lawyer Bill Myers Jr. “In the book a young journalist is found dead,” said Myers Jr. And a prominent Philadelphia businessman is accused of her ...
Azaria lawyer requests delay in prison sentence
Yoram Sheftel, the defense lawyer of Elor Azaria has petitioned for a delay in his client's prison sentence, pending a further appeal to the Supreme Court. Following the military appeals' court ruling Sunday to uphold the lower court's conviction and ...
Local lawyer named outstanding district representative, young lawyers division
Stephanie M. Wurdock, an attorney with Sturgill, Turner, Barker & Moloney, has been presented with the Young Lawyers Division Outstanding District Representative award at the KBA Annual Convention, in recognition of her work on behalf of the Fifth ...
Appeals court rules against Bessemer lawyer in his lawsuit against US Supreme Court justices
The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday stated in an opinion that lawyer Austin Burdick did not demonstrate actual or imminent concrete injury to himself. "And even if Burdick had a legally protected interest in winning his constitutional ...
Netanyahu's lawyer accused of accepting large sum in sub deal
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's lawyer and confidant David Shimron was due to make $9 million off a controversial submarine deal with a German company whose representative in Israel, Miki Ganor, employed Shimron as his lawyer, Channels 2 and ...
Is Reform Coming to the Russian Legal Market?
Russia is perhaps unique among Big Law markets in that it is almost completely unregulated. While there is a Russian bar and a form of licensed attorneys—the advokatura—there is no requirement for lawyers to be registered in order to practice, other ...
I'm an impeachment lawyer. I'm rooting for Trump's new attorney. You should, too.
A new lawyer took the field last week in the Russia investigations: attorney Ty Cobb, appointed by President Trump as White House special counsel. Cobb's client is different from those of the expanding list of lawyers working on Trump administration ...
Azaria lawyer considering not filing appeal
Elor Azaria's attorney Sheftel holding up a sign of a similar incident which took place in 2002, July 30, 2017.. (photo credit:ANNA AHRONHEIM). Hebron shooter Elor Azaria's defense attorney Yoram Sheftel indicated Monday that he was seriously ...
Ex-Trump lawyer, Marvel superhero chairman in epic Palm Beach fued
That's where Kasowitz is representing Canadian businessman Harold Peerenboom in a years long lawsuit against Isaac Perlmutter, the chairman of Marvel Entertainment and a Trump pal. Perlmutter's attorney is equally high-profile: Miami super-lawyer Roy ...
Quincy Jones' Lawyer on the Crux of the Case Against Michael Jackson Estate, What Happens Next
For Mike McKool, lead counsel for Quincy Jones in the veteran producer's lawsuit against the Michael Jackson estate, the crux of the case came down to a definition of one word: royalty. On July 26, a Los Angeles jury awarded Jones $9.42 million in ...
No lawyer may mean no wrongful death case against Easton police
U.S. District Court Judge Jeffrey L. Schmehl gave Scheuermann's mother, Lois Spaziani, 60 days to find a new lawyer. That deadline came and went in mid-July. On Friday, the judge said Spaziani will have to proceed as her own attorney. "Defendants are ...
Drug Evidence Goes Missing, Lawyer Blames Jurors
(Newser) – An Ohio defense lawyer is accusing at least one juror of stealing 71 oxycodone pills during a drug trial, the AP reports. John David Moore Jr. says jurors found his client guilty and then rushed out of the courthouse before anyone noticed ...
Federal child porn trial of BR lawyer/former state liquor lobbyist won't include possible penalties
When Baton Rouge lawyer and ex-state liquor lobbyist Christopher Young stands trial in October on two federal child pornography charges, the jury won't hear that a conviction on one of those counts would carry a minimum mandatory five-year prison term ...
Do Courtroom Lawyers Make a Difference?
What about the lawyers? As a young prosecutor, I sat in the chief prosecutor's office late one evening discussing a case. Another prosecutor, who wasn't particularly well regarded and had absolutely zero prior trial experience, poked his head in to ...
Appeals court considers removal of judge who is Facebook friends with lawyer
A Florida appeals court is considering a law firm's attempt to force the recusal of a judge for being Facebook friends with a lawyer who entered an appearance for a nonparty in her court. Florida's Third District Court of Appeal is considering the bid ...
California Considers Lower Bar for Its Tough Lawyer Exam
"When you look at the decline, what that means is you have fewer lawyers in California over time," said Leah Wilson, the state bar's chief operating officer. "We know that we have significant numbers of people in this state that have inadequate access ...
California considers lower bar for its tough lawyer exam
"When you look at the decline, what that means is you have fewer lawyers in California over time," said Leah Wilson, the state bar's chief operating officer. "We know that we have significant numbers of people in this state that have inadequate access ...
John Cramsey's lawyer says plea deal 'too good to turn down'
Former Zionsville gun range owner John Cramsey pleads guilty to weapons charges during hearing inside the Hudson County Superior Court in Jersey City, New Jersey on Monday, July 31, 2017. Laurie Mason SchroederContact ReporterOf The Morning ...
What's Keeping Asian-American Lawyers From Ascending The ...
What's Keeping Asian-American Lawyers From Ascending The ...
Trump dictated son's misleading statement on meeting with Russian lawyer
On the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit in Germany this month, President Trump's advisers discussed how to respond to a new revelation that Trump's oldest son had met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign — a disclosure the advisers knew ...
Report: Trump 'personally dictated' son's statement on meeting with Russian lawyer
FILE - In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by host Sean Hannity on his Fox News Channel television program, in New York. President Donald Trump's eldest son and his former campaign chairman are agreeing to discuss being ...
Trump's lawyer repeatedly denied Trump was involved in Trump Jr.'s statement. But he was.
President Trump's personal lawyer, Jay Sekulow, has some explaining to do. The Washington Post reported Monday night that the president himself was responsible for the drafting of Donald Trump Jr.'s misleading statement after the New York Times ...
Casper Businessman Accused of Sexual Assault Hires Lawyer Who Defended Kobe Bryant
The attorney who will be taking over as lead counsel in the defense of a Casper businessman accused of raping an unconscious 20-year-old woman has considerable experience in such cases, having successfully defended people accused of triple homicide ...
Trump 'dictated' son's statement on Russian lawyer meeting
President Donald Trump personally dictated the statement his son gave on his talks with a Russian lawyer during the election campaign, US media report. It said Donald Trump Jr and the lawyer had mostly discussed the adoption of Russian children in June ...