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Police phone calls in prosecutor's crash 'just banter,' lawyer says
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The attorney for ex-police Lt. Matthew Janiskee downplayed the significance of five phone calls between Janiskee and officers investigating a crash involving a former Kent County prosecutor, Josh Kuiper. Andrew Rodenhouse said ...
Lawyer Who Worked for Egypt's Disappeared Himself Vanishes
CAIRO — For years Ebrahim Metwally Hegazy, an Egyptian human rights lawyer, documented the plight of Egyptians who vanished into the hidden recesses of his country's powerful security apparatus. Mr. Hegazy had a personal stake in the issue: one of his ...
Former judge to admit payments from Brady campaign, lawyer says
A onetime challenger to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady will admit concealing a $90,000 payment that Brady's campaign gave him to drop out of the 2012 race, his lawyer said Wednesday. But it is still unclear whether the case has placed the powerful Democrat in ...
The Latest: Lawyer disappointed Shkreli's bail was revoked
A defense attorney says he's disappointed in a judge's decision to revoke bail for former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli (SHKREL'-ee) and jail him in New York while he awaits sentencing in a securities fraud case. Attorney Ben Brafman said ...
Meet The Former Corporate Lawyer Planning Singapore Grand Prix's Buzziest After-Party
“Boudoir Blanc's world-class cabaret, burlesque and acrobatic cirque performances” set this exclusive Singapore Grand Prix after-party apart, according to event organiser Jeannette Tan. In late 2014, Jeannette Tan gave up a successful, stable career in ...
Judicial whistleblower hires a controversial lawyer
Pulizotto, meanwhile, has retained controversial lawyer Richard Luthmann. Luthmann on Wednesday said his client was "exploring his legal options, including the presence of a giant rat on court property with Michael's name on it." The huge blow-up rat ...
Lawyer: Man Tried to Kill Ailing Wife to End Her Suffering
Lawyer: Man Tried to Kill Ailing Wife to End Her Suffering. The lawyer for an 88-year-old man charged with attempting to kill his ailing wife in a western New York nursing home says his client wanted to end his spouse's suffering. Sept. 14, 2017, at 8 ...
Teen Girl Anthony Weiner Sexted Wanted to Affect 2016 Election, Lawyer Says
Disgraced former New York congressman Anthony Weiner is no predator and should be spared from prison at his sentencing for sexting with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl who dreamed about affecting the U.S. presidential election, his lawyers told a ...
Want to sue Equifax without paying a lawyer? Chatbot can help
The bot was created by London native and Stanford University student Joshua Browder as a sort of robotic lawyer to help people navigate the legal system on their own. In January, NPR reported the bot helped people overturn more than 200,000 parking ...
Mayor Baraka hires Bridgegate defense lawyer Michael Critchley
One of the state's top criminal defense lawyers who represented Bridget Anne Kelly in the Bridgegate trial was retained by Newark Mayor Ras Baraka to defend him in a civil suit brought by the city's former attorney. pdf Baraka filed a motion this week ...
So You Want to Be an IP Lawyer Without A Technical Background (Part 1)
If you're creative with your job search and willing to go non-Biglaw, more doors will be open. By Krista L. Cox. at 1:05 PM. 11Shares. Not the only path to IP law. Sometimes, a law professor will send a law student my way seeking intellectual property ...
Lawyer: Challenger to admit payment from US rep's campaign
A lawyer says a onetime challenger to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady will plead guilty to hiding a $90,000 payment from the powerful Philadelphia Democrat's campaign in exchange for dropping out of the 2012 primary. Federal prosecutors said Wednesday in court ...
Lawyer: Challenger to Admit Payment From US Rep's Campaign
A lawyer for former Philadelphia judge Jimmie Moore, who ran against Brady in 2012, says his client will plead guilty to concealing a $90,000 payment from the incumbent's campaign made in exchange for him dropping out of the race. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke ...
Bill Cosby Gets Another Trial Date Pushed Back, Loses Another Lawyer
After having gone through various attorneys, including his longtime, now ex-lawyer Marty Singer, in the past two years, Cosby officially ditched Agrusa and Philadelphia-based Brian McMonagle as his defense in the criminal case on August 22. Tom ...
'Think like a lawyer' US Supreme Court Justice Alito says at USC law school dedication
In a message that might have been aimed at some of today's issue-distorting politicians, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Alito said in Columbia on Thursday that society would benefit if more citizens learned to “think like a lawyer ...
Suspended lawyer Michael Krill jailed for failing to turn over $301000 of client cash
Suspended lawyer Michael Krill was hauled off to the Racine County Jail on Thursday afternoon after he again failed to come up with $301,000 of client funds plus another $48,000 to cover fines he owes for contempt of court. Racine County Circuit Judge ...
Turkey detains main opposition leader's lawyer over coup links
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey detained the main opposition leader's lawyer on Friday for alleged links to the network accused of carrying out last year's failed coup, in a widening government crackdown. Lawyer Celal Celik was a former top court judge who ...
Turkey detains main opposition leader's lawyer over coup links
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey detained the main opposition leader's lawyer on Friday for alleged links to the network accused of carrying out last year's failed coup, in a widening government crackdown. Lawyer Celal Celik was a former top court judge who ...
Lawyer: Man attacked ailing wife with hammer to end her suffering
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — The lawyer for an 88-year-old man charged with attempting to kill his ailing wife in a western New York nursing home says his client wanted to end his spouse's suffering. Police in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga say Martin ...
French journalist detained on Iraqi border released by Turkey: lawyer
PARIS (Reuters) - Turkey on Friday released French journalist Loup Bureau who was seized by security forces on the Iraqi border last month, his lawyer said on Friday. “We are pleased to announce the release of journalist #LoupBureau. He will be ...
He's a lawyer, and a psychic, too
Steven F. Macek of Norton is a lawyer doing mostly probate work, some in juvenile court. He grew up in Providence, and always wanted to be an attorney out of a desire to help people. “My mother went to a psychic when I was little who told her I'd be a ...
Former Obama Lawyer: Trump Responsible for 'Serial Ethics Problems'
President Donald Trump's actions have led to an atmosphere in which members of his administration may feel allowed to skirt ethics rules, according to Norman Eisen, a former ethics lawyer for President Barack Obama. "President Trump has created the ...
What Kind Of Drinker (And Lawyer) Are You?
There are lots of kinds of lawyers. Figure out which one you genuinely should be. Too many of us from birth have been told we're precious snowflakes and can be whatever we want. And for the overwhelming majority of the readers of this column, that's ...
Courting Bitcoin? Nebraska Ethics Board Gives Lawyers OK to Accept
The Lawyers' Advisory Committee is an eight-member body that responds to queries from lawyers in Nebraska, weighing them against the state's Rules of Professional Conduct. The opinion itself is novel, constituting the first time that a state ethics ...
Lawyer says Paterson Eastside coach victim of 'fake news' in hoops scandal
The lawyer asserted in a 15-page appeal filed with the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) that pressure from news articles forced the Paterson school district and the state sports group to punish the coach, Juan Griles, even ...
Latest: Lawyer for dead man's family calls ruling appalling
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on the murder trial of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black man in St. Louis (all times local):. 11:30 a.m.. The attorney for the family of the black man shot and killed by a white St. Louis police officer ...
Lawyer: Video released to Kenneka Jenkins' family does not show her walking into freezer
Lawyer: Video released to Kenneka Jenkins' family does not show her walking into freezer. Kenneka Jenkins' death. Kenneka Jenkins, 19, was pronouced dead early Sept. 10, 2017, after she was found in a walk-in-freezer at the Crowne Plaza hotel in ...
Is Being An In-N-Out Manager Better Than Being A Lawyer?
If you were choosing a dream career, and your choices were a high-powered attorney or the manager of a fast food joint, which would you pick? Most people would assume that being a lawyer is the obvious choice. The median salary for a lawyer in 2015 was ...
Brian Cushing's lawyer claims his client didn't fail HGH test
News broke earlier this week that the NFL has suspended Houston Texans' starting linebacker Brian Cushing for 10 games following a failed performance enhancing drug test. It was Cushing's second failed PED test during his career, which is why his ...
Harold Cramer, 90, Philly lawyer and active civic volunteer
He was at times gruff and quick, but always very precise, ethical in the extreme, always the lawyer.” A busy volunteer, Mr. Cramer led the College of Physicians of Philadelphia; Mayor's Commission on Health; and the Jewish Federation of Greater ...
Judicial whistleblower told to destroy tapes by union head's lawyer
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The secret recording of several Staten Island judges and court personnel took yet another turn late Friday when a lawyer for the head of a court officers' union warned the chief clerk who made the tapes that he had potentially ...
Psychic lawyer says his career choice was predicted
Steven Macek, a Massachusetts lawyer, touts his legal career on his “Steven the Medium” website. He was a lawyer first, and still practices law by doing mostly probate work, the Boston Globe reports. But his career as a “past lives reader” is “getting ...
Trump taps management lawyer for top NLRB post
The Trump administration announced late Friday that it intends to nominate private-sector lawyer Peter Robb to be the next general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board, the nation's top labor law enforcement agency. If confirmed, Robb would ...
Mentor Young Lawyers Effectively
New lawyers entering the profession revisit these strong feelings of insecurity. It's chilly outside the academic womb. The fantasies of being all-powerful and all-knowing slayers of dragons that nurtured them through law school collide with the ...
'Thief in business suit' lawyer gets 8 years in $900K scheme
NEWARK -- A Newark-based attorney is seeing the other side of law and order. After being convicted earlier this year of trying to steal nearly $900,000 in a mortgage scheme, 52-year-old Stephanie Hand, of Livingston, will be spending eight years behind ...
The curious rise of Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met Team Trump
"Natalia Veselnitskaya has been well-known as a 'family fixer' for the Katsyvs for years but had never been mentioned in any connection with Magnitsky case before the claim to Katsyv's family was filed in New York," Vladimir Pastoukhov, a lawyer for ...
Politico: Mueller Adds Another Lawyer to Russia Probe Team
A Justice Department attorney recently left work on a high-profile money laundering case to join special counsel Robert Mueller's team, Politico reported Friday, bringing to 17 the number of lawyers working for the prosecution in the Russia probe ...
William Ubert dies at 65; was former Long Island business lawyer
In his LinkedIn account, business attorney William Ubert called himself a “professional problem solver,” reflecting the way he approached life, those who knew him said. During a 30-year law career, the former Huntington resident rose to become a ...
Kenneka Jenkins' Mother And Family Lawyer Hold Press Conference Questioning Freezer Surveillance Video
At a press conference on Friday (September 15), Martin and her lawyers claim the case surrounding her daughter's death is anything but closed and demanded a more thorough investigation into the suspicious circumstances surrounding the final minutes of ...
Russian Lawyer Donald Trump Jr. Met With Got Rich Really Quick, But How?
Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya gained attention for her June 2016 election campaign meeting with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort. Since the meeting in Trump Tower—when she promised damaging information about Hilary ...
Lawyer: Man tried to kill ailing wife to end her suffering
CHEEKTOWAGA (AP) – The lawyer for an 88-year-old man charged with attempting to kill his ailing wife in a western New York nursing home says his client wanted to end his spouse's suffering. Police in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga say Martin ...
Lawyer of Fire Ball victim releases photo showing crack on gondola
COLUMBUS(WCMH) — The lawyer for one of the victims of the Fire Ball accident at the Ohio State Fair has released a picture he says shows a crack in the ride just moments before it broke apart. Attorney Bart Keyes, Keziah Lewis' lawyer, sent NBC4 the ...
George Gillespie, lawyer who helped The Washington Post Co. go public, dies at 87
George J. Gillespie III, a New York lawyer who specialized in trusts and estates and served more than 30 years on The Washington Post Co. board, helping the company go public in 1971, died Sept. 15 at his apartment in Harrison, N.Y. He was 87. The ...
Lawyer releases photo he says shows crack on Fire Ball moments before it broke
The lawyer for one of the victims of the Fire Ball accident at the Ohio State Fair has released a picture he says shows a crack in the ride just moments before it broke apart. Attorney Bart Keyes, who represents University of Cincinnati students Keziah ...
Trump lawyer will testify over Russian election meddling
Cohen, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, has admitted that he reached out during the campaign to a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin for help on a real estate project in Moscow but the aide never got back to him and the development ...
Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to appear before Senate panel Tuesday
Feinstein also told CNN's Dana Bash that her panel would subpoena former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort should Manafort refuse a request to appear before the committee. Cohen said in June that he had hired a lawyer to deal with the ongoing ...
Trump lawyers clash over how much to cooperate with Russia inquiry
Donald F. McGahn II, center, the White House counsel, during a swearing-in ceremony for White House staff in January. He has expressed caution about limiting ...
BuzzFeed Hires High-Profile Celebrity Lawyer For Dossier Lawsuit Defense
BuzzFeed News is making a change to the legal team handling its defamation lawsuit over publishing the Trump dossier, hiring Roy Black, a lawyer best known for defending conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, pop singer Justin Bieber and Jeffrey ...
Trump lawyer overheard slamming colleagues, dishing on Russia probe at DC steakhouse
Trump lawyer Ty Cobb was caught dishing on the White House's legal drama amid the Justice Department's Russia probe while dining at a Washington D.C. steakhouse, according to a report Sunday. A New York Times reporter overheard the veteran D.C. ...
Houston lawyer Mostyn talks Harvey, Irma and how new laws could affect storm-related lawsuits
The piece, entitled “The Storm After The Storm,” prominently featured Houston trial lawyer Steve Mostyn, who represented thousands of homeowners who sued their insurance companies for allegedly shortchanging them on their claims after the 2012 storm ...