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Legal News 09/2017



Trump lawyer calls Comey's Clinton investigation 'a fraud'
President Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow slammed former FBI Director James Comey in light of new reports that he was drafting a statement clearing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton · Hillary Diane Rodham ClintonDem pushes to defund Trump's voter ...
Judge nixes $1M request for lawyer fees in case worth $125K
SCRANTON, Pa. — A federal judge has angrily rejected a request for more than $900,000 in legal fees in a Pennsylvania insurance case that saw the attorneys' client receive $125,000. The (Scranton) Times-Tribune ( (link) 2vxFyza ) reports U.S ...
Lawyer says Dutch terror threat suspect is amateur sleuth
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – The lawyer representing a Dutch man detained on suspicion of involvement in terrorism says he is actually an amateur sleuth who tries to track down extremists via social media. Continue Reading Below. Karianne Bal said Friday ...
Swimming Lessons For Baby Sharks: Practical Advice For New Lawyers
As a lawyer, completing legal projects is one of your primary functions. Not so for your client. Your client develops software, sells real estate, builds buildings, bakes pastries, prepares tax returns, or performs one of the other innumerable ...
Lawyer at Firm Advising Winklevoss Twins Tapped as SEC's ETF Regulator
Dalia Blass of the Ropes & Gray law firm has been tapped to head the SEC's Division of Investment Management which regulates, and approves or disapproves, exchange traded funds (ETFs). Blass' firm, Ropes & Gray, represents the Winklevoss twins in ...
'Crying Nazi' Christopher Cantwell's Lawyer Says He's Just Kidding About Killing Jews
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia — Christopher Cantwell's lawyer says his client's comments disparaging blacks and Jews is just a comedic act of a “shock jock,” comparing him to the Jewish comedian Jackie Mason. The claim was made during a four-hour bail ...
Legal Industry's Job Numbers Stall in Summer Heat
The figures take account of lawyers, paralegals, legal secretaries and other occupations within the legal sector. The data is seasonally adjusted and provisional, so BLS could revise it later. The slight uptick in August comes after the number of U.S ...
Lawyer plans insanity defense in Port Huron slaying
A "notice of intent to assert insanity" defense has been filed in the case of a 35-year-old Port Huron man accused of killing his mother. The notice was filed Wednesday in Matthew Lander's case, according to court records. Lander is charged with open ...
Report: Trump's first Comey letter blocked by White House lawyer
Special Prosecutor Rober Mueller has reportedly obtained a letter that President Trump and his top policy advisor, Stephen Miller, drafted in the days leading up to the firing of James Comey. It details why Trump was planning on dismissing his FBI ...
Defense lawyer for accused loan sharks: Prosecution witness concocted imaginary friend 'Roland' as debtor
That appears to be the underlying message in a pair of motions defense lawyers filed in Hampden Superior Court on behalf of reputed gangsters Rex Cunningham and Brian Hoyle. According to the motion to dismiss filed Friday by Springfield attorney Daniel ...
Tensions escalate around Ezekiel Elliott appeal as NFL accuses NFLPA lawyer of trampling victims' rights
The contentiousness between the NFL and the players' union continues to escalate over Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott's challenge of his six-game suspension under the personal conduct policy. With the case now in federal court in Texas as ...
El Chapo lands John Gotti's lawyer, other high-profile attorneys for drug trafficking case
The private lawyers El Chapo wants at his upcoming drug trafficking trial are definitely getting on the blockbuster case, an attorney confirmed Friday. Joaquin Guzman retained a deep bench defense team – including Jeffrey Lichtman, the one-time ...
Schultz named Lawyer of the Year
For the third time in the last five years, Stephen Schultz of the Okemos-based law firm Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC, has been selected by his peers as "Lawyer of the Year" in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Schultz is one of two ...
Clinton's Former Top Campaign Lawyer Behind New Hampshire Voter ID Lawsuit
The former top campaign lawyer for failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is behind yet another lawsuit against a state's voter identification laws, the latest in a series of challenges that stem back to 2015. Previous efforts ...
Prosecutor Won't Answer Questions About Lawyer Death Probe
(AP) — A Connecticut prosecutor is citing executive privilege in declining to answer questions about how he concluded there was no evidence of a 2014 homicide in the case of a lawyer who was found fatally shot in the head in a wrecked sport utility ...
Prosecutor won't answer questions about lawyer death probe
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut prosecutor is citing executive privilege in declining to answer questions about how he concluded there was no evidence of a 2014 homicide in the case of a lawyer who was found fatally shot in the head in a wrecked ...
Mueller may have just gotten 'the most important evidence' so far in his obstruction of justice case
The advice McGahn gave to Trump in early May, first reported by the New York Times on Friday, may prove pivotal in the obstruction of justice case that FBI special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly building against the president. And if McGahn is ...
Defence Lawyer gets 'beat up' at cricket match
By BBN Staff: Defence Lawyer, Leeroy Banner, was allegedly beaten at a cricket game in Double Cabbage village. Banner reported to police that last Saturday, Calbert Reynolds and another man were drinking and then ambushed him. According to Banner ...
Chris Patti honored as an extraordinary lawyer and human
“Chris was an extraordinary lawyer; he was a national expert on free speech, a subject of critical importance to the campus in the last year,” Berkeley Chancellor Carol Christ told those gathered. “He guided us through many fraught and difficult legal ...
Prosecutor won't answer questions about Redding lawyer death probe
REDDING — A Connecticut prosecutor is citing executive privilege in declining to answer questions about how he concluded there was no evidence of a homicide in the 2014 case of a lawyer found fatally shot in a wrecked sport utility vehicle. Danbury ...
'Trial by combat' lawyer sues former clients for $10M
The publicity-seeking Staten Island lawyer who once asked a judge to let him settle a legal battle with another attorney using “trial by combat” is now suing “bitter'' former clients and people he claims he had business dealings with — for $10 million ...
Senior Moments: When a lawyer can make your day
“I hope you were having a lovely day before this happened,” he said to me with a pleasant smile. “I was having a wonderful day,” I told him honestly, “I am just returning from taking my best friend to a birthday lunch.” I had been driving home ...
Trump lawyer to reporter: 'Are you on drugs?'
White House special counsel Ty Cobb exchanged a lengthy series of emails with a reporter this weekend in which he called the press “rabid” and asked of the reporter, “Are you on drugs?” Business Insider reported the exchange between Cobb, who ...
Update: Staten Island lawyer talks about $10M lawsuit against former clients
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Staten Island lawyer Richard Luthmann -- who is the subject of allegations of criminal impersonation, forgery and falsifying business records -- is now suing former clients for $10 million, according to court papers filed in ...
Property manager of Queens building with Nazi posters arrested
Some tenants accused Milano for creating a hostile environment of harassment. Milano was also caught on surveillance camera wearing a Trump mask and plastering the building with stickers. His lawyer maintains the displays are not offensive, but rather ...
Trump Lawyer Asks Journalist If She's On Drugs After James Comey Question
Trump Lawyer Asks Journalist If She's On Drugs After James Comey Question. Ty Cobb made the remarks in a late night email exchange with Business Insider's Natasha Bertrand. By Doha Madani ...
Clinton's former top campaign lawyer behind New Hampshire voter ID lawsuit
Marc Elias, a partner at the Washington, D.C.-based law firm Perkins Coie and Clinton's former top campaign lawyer, is listed as an attorney on the New Hampshire lawsuit. Elias joined the board of Priorities earlier this year when the group absorbed ...
Dealing With Hurricane Trump
Johnson, now back at the New York office of the high-powered law firm of Paul, Weiss, retains the cautious demeanor of a corporate lawyer and tends not to criticize Trump personally. But the sheer range of issues he's called to comment on today is a ...
Jeh Johnson, cautious lawyer, speaks out about Trump
Johnson, now back at the New York office of the high-powered law firm of Paul, Weiss, retains the cautious demeanor of a corporate lawyer and tends not to criticize Trump personally. But the sheer range of issues he's called to comment on today is a ...
Remembering Kessler & His 'Plantation' Comparison
Stern called the situation “divisive” and called the lawyer “despicable.” But, six years later, NBA players have an average salary of $7 million and have fully-guaranteed money. Meanwhile, NFL players do not have fully-guaranteed salaries and the ...
Lawyer suggests tying access to encryption to verified ID
Encryption has become one of those uncomfortable itches that nobody in the British government or its platoon of advisers seems quite able to scratch. But every now and then, somebody feels compelled to try, the latest example of which emerged last week ...
Afternoon Mirror: Trump's Lawyer Asks Reporter If She's On Drugs
“In which the president's lawyer writes me at 1:30 am on a Saturday and asks me if I'm on drugs.” — Natasha Bertrand, political correspondent, Business Insider. Conservative writer still hates Trump. “The only foreign born people Trump 'loves' are ...
Successful lawyer leaves corporate life to help girls in Kenya
(WTXF) - After acting as a successful lawyer for more than two decades, Carla Maresca Eichler decided she was done climbing the corporate ladder. Having accomplished her career goals, Eichler shifted her efforts toward helping kids. Without children of ...
Justice Insider: Columbus lawyer accuses judge of forgery, tampering with records
A Columbus defense attorney is accusing a Franklin County judge of failing to allow his client to be present for a hearing on a civil protection order, then falsifying the record about his absence. Domestic Relations Judge Kim A. Browne “engaged in ...
One Ancestry.com DNA test later, Philly lawyer finds his half-brother
He proceeded carefully; he didn't know how much the Philadelphia lawyer knew about his own background. Klenk had listed the man who raised him as his father. “I wasn't looking to disrupt someone's life,” Peck said. But when Klenk told him that he didn ...
Justice Insider: Prominent Columbus lawyer accuses judge of forgery, tampering with records
Defense attorney Sam Shamansky, left, says Domestic Relations Judge Kim A. Browne held a hearing on a civil protection order without allowing Shamansky, his client and another attorney — who were all at the courthouse — to be present. [Dispatch file ...
Woman ditches her lawyer job to advise women on how to leave their husbands
She said: 'Lawyers resolved practical issues where people were, understandably, emotional. But lawyers weren't equipped to deal with the emotional issues. 'Once I started coaching training and looking at peoples' issues emotionally as well as ...
5 Lessons From An Amazing Traffic Lawyer-Turned-Filmmaker
Matthew Weiss is an entrepreneur whose law firm fights traffic tickets throughout New York State for its clients. However, six years ago, he took a major pivot and starting making his first film. This film, called "Man In Red Bandana," comes out ...
Saul Ewing Merger With Arnstein & Lehr Creates New 400-Lawyer Firm
Philadelphia-based Saul Ewing and Chicago-based Arnstein & Lehr have merged, the firms announced Tuesday, creating a firm of more than 400 lawyers with 15 offices across the Northeast, Midwest and Florida. The combined firm will be called Saul Ewing ...
Former Clinton Campaign Lawyer Represents New Hampshire Voter ID Lawsuit
The former top campaign lawyer for Hillary Clinton is representing a lawsuit against New Hampshire's voter identification laws. The League of Woman Voters and three individual voters — represented by Marc Elias — are suing the state of New Hampshire ...
Lawyer: Priest accused of groping teen in Boonton rejected plea offer
MORRISTOWN - A recently-ordained Catholic priest who is accused of fondling a 13-year-old girl's buttocks under her skirt in Boonton rejected a plea offer of Pretrial Intervention, a special supervision program under which criminal charges are ...
Ex-Bombardier employee too junior to collude for winning contract ...
Ex-Bombardier employee too junior to collude for winning contract ...
Lawyer: Paperwork Issue Led to Rearrest Order For Hartford Detective
Hartford Police Det. Robert Lanza was arrested in Plainville on Sunday. (Provided by Plainville Police). Nicholas RondinoneContact Reporter. The attorney for a Hartford police detective who was charged with driving under the influence said an issue ...
Labor lawyer: Ezekiel Elliott faces an uphill court battle with the NFL
Since then, the NFL has filed a motion to oppose Elliott's request for a Temporary Restraining Order, which is simply the perfunctory part of the legal back-and-forth between the league's counsel and Elliott's lawyers. Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday ...
Saul Ewing Just Merged to Create a 400-Lawyer Firm
Barry Levin, left, managing partner of Saul Ewing, and Jeff Shapiro, chairman of Arnstein & Lehr. As law firms face greater pressure to get bigger (or else crumble), one established Center City firm announced a deal that puts it on the favorable side ...
Melania Trump's Immigration Lawyer, Son of Lawyer Who Paved Way for DACA, Fully Supports It
First lady Melania Trump's lawyer, who once vouched for the former model regarding her immigration status, is “prayerful” that President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration program won't be dismantled by the Trump ...
Hembree says lawyer did him wrong
A convicted killer who had his death sentence overturned two years ago wants a new attorney because his lawyer briefly represented a former co-defendant of his in the death of third woman he allegedly killed. Danny Hembree, who gained notoriety with a ...
Why Hasn't Lawyer Video Taken Off — And What You Can Do About It
For the past decade, lawyers have been bombarded by legal marketing companies, assuring them that video is the next big thing. And yet, video hasn't really yielded results for most lawyers. Even one of the pioneers of the lawyer video, New York medical ...
Sam Dalton, six-decade lawyer who fought death penalty, defended poor people, dies at 90
Sam Dalton, a lawyer who devoted his six-decade career to opposing the death penalty and representing people too poor to hire an attorney, died Tuesday of end-stage kidney disease at his Harahan home. He was 90. (Photo by Donald Stout, The ...
Feds' objections too little, too late, Menendez lawyer argues
NEWARK -- An attorney for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, facing the start of his federal corruption trial Wednesday, argued Tuesday that prosecutors gave up their chance to challenge the defense's proposed jury instructions when they failed to file any of ...