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With Departure of Top Lawyer, State Department Exodus Continues
A senior State Department lawyer, Todd Buchwald, is stepping down in the coming weeks, joining scores of career civil and foreign service officers fleeing an administration that critics say has diminished the standing of U.S. diplomacy, according to ...
Hollywood lawyer uses Instagram to meet 14-year-old for sex
A former production lawyer with MGM studios is set to stand trial for allegedly molesting a 14-year-old he met on Instagram, according to the Daily Breeze. According to the publication, Benjamin Lawson Adams attempted to entice the child by sending ...
Lawyer: Penn State frat head unaware pledge was in danger
BELLEFONTE, Pa. – The lawyer for a Penn State fraternity president accused in the death of a pledge after a night of drinking and hazing argued Wednesday that his client didn't see anything to make him think the pledge was at risk of dying. Defense ...
Facing minor fine, Hogan campaign lawyer threatens Attorney General Frosh
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's re-election campaign could be slapped with a $250 fine for a minor violation of state election law, an inconvenience that has erupted into a messy partisan brawl. Hogan's campaign attorney Dirk Haire, who also chairs the ...
What Kind of Lawyer Do I Need for My Startup?
1. Experience: You are going to want to find a lawyer who is well versed in the fields you need assistance with. You should look for lawyers who are business minded and have an in-depth understanding of transactional law, securities, intellectual ...
Former Brooklyn DA lawyer 'digusted by Donald Trump's presidency' wants shot at open state Senate seat
ALBANY — A former lawyer in the Brooklyn district attorney's office fed up with President Trump wants Democratic leaders to pick her as their choice to fill a vacant seat in the state Senate. A political novice, Eileen Naples said she's been quietly ...
Trump Lawyer 'Vehemently' Denies Russian Collusion
WASHINGTON — President Trump's longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, has given Congress a point-by-point rebuttal of a dossier alleging that he has deep ties to Russian officials — an effort to clear his name as the Justice Department and congressional ...
The Lawyer Defending Trump in the Russia Scandal Made His Name Representing Anti-Abortion Activists
Add to this list Jay Sekulow, one of Trump's personal lawyers hired over the summer to defend the president in the high-profile investigation into whether Russia hacked the US election. As we reported in 2012, “In the conservative political world, Jay ...
Decriminalization is not effective says cannabis lawyer
The legalization of marijuana has become so mainstream that a segment called “Marijuana Moms” appeared on the “Today Show” earlier this month featuring moms who regularly smoke weed and claim it makes them better parents. But make no mistake, ...
West Palm Beach lawyer disciplined by Florida Supreme Court
A West Palm Beach lawyer was among six attorneys statewide who were recently disciplined by the Florida Supreme Court, the Florida Bar reported on Thursday. Joshua Todd Hill Hauserman was suspended from the practice of law for 30 days and placed ...
Menendez lawyer fears prosecutors' brief could taint jury pool
An attorney for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez on Wednesday slammed federal prosecutors for submitting a trial brief for his upcoming corruption trial, saying it appears to have been written to generate publicity, and could taint potential jurors. In the ...
Menendez's lawyer: Feds' memo will make filling jury harder
NEWARK, N.J. — Attorneys for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez say federal prosecutors in his corruption case filed a "lurid, one-sided" brief that could make filling out the jury difficult. Defense attorney Raymond Brown wrote Wednesday in a letter to Judge ...
Judge disqualifies Watts, again, as state Sen. Uresti's lawyer in criminal case
San Antonio lawyer Mikal Watts has been disqualified, again, as state Sen. Carlos Uresti's attorney in a criminal fraud case after a federal judge upheld a ruling removing him from the case due to a conflict of interest. Senior U.S. District Judge ...
North Bay man nabbed in hit-run death of UC Berkeley lawyer
A man with a history of public drunkenness and vandalism in the small North Bay community of Monte Rio has been arrested in the weekend hit-and-run death of UC Berkeley's top attorney, officials said Thursday. Jonathan Ritter, 28, was picked up by ...
Lawyer in Lake Quinsig case: 'He wasn't even with the girl'
WORCESTER — Bail was set at $1 million cash Thursday for a Worcester man charged with abducting a 7-year-old girl, choking her and throwing her into Lake Quinsigamond from the Interstate 290 bridge. A dangerousness hearing had been scheduled in ...
Judge dismisses lawsuit filed by lawyer against opposing attorneys in a case
A Common Pleas Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by defense lawyer Nancy Raynor seeking damages against plaintiffs' attorneys who accused her of eliciting precluded testimony from a witness in a medical malpractice trial, resulting in a nearly ...
July 11, 2000: Rookie lawyer saw inequity in prisoner's sentence, convinced Clinton of same
The lawyer, Sam Sheldon, said Monday that luck led to Friday's commutation of the Minneapolis woman's federal drug sentence. Nunn, now 30 with dreams of becoming a lawyer, left the Federal Prison Camp in Phoenix a free woman Friday after serving ...
Lawyer: Former Baylor acrobatics coach intends to file Title IX suit next week
LaPrise Harris-Williams, a former acrobatics and tumbling coach at Baylor University, intends to file a Title IX lawsuit against the school next week, her lawyer said. Staff photo — Rod Aydelotte, file. A former Baylor University acrobatics and ...
NBC: In Meeting With Russian Lawyer, Manafort Took Notes About 'Donations'
Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, took notes about “donations” at the now-infamous Trump Tower meeting with a Russian lawyer during the campaign, NBC News reported on Thursday. Citing two unnamed sources briefed ...
Phones for VW Lawyer, Emissions Tester Were Lost or Wiped Clean
Volkswagen AG's top U.S. lawyer and the leader of its emissions-testing lab in California are among the employees whose mobile devices were either lost or erased as the company's diesel cheating scandal emerged, according to court records made public ...