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Trump's Lawyer Was Overheard Gossiping About Russia Probe at DC Steakhouse
The conflict between Kushner and Trump's personal lawyers has been previously reported, and it may have played a role in the departure of longtime Trump attorney Marc Kasowitz several weeks ago. But it's unclear what documents McGahn might have ...
Trump lawyers spill beans, thanks to terrible choice of restaurant — next door to the New York Times
Still, everyone in town important enough to have secrets worth keeping knows that secrets are not safe on the Acela train and in Washington restaurants. This is especially true in eateries next door to a major newspaper. Yes, Ty Cobb and John Dowd ...
Trump Pick for Civil Rights Role Is a Lawyer Who's Pushed Voting Restrictions
The appointment of Cameron Quinn to a prominent civil rights role is a testament to the influence in the Trump administration of a small cadre of conservative lawyers and activists who have fought against voting rights in recent years, many of whom ...
Lawyer: Georgia Tech police overreacted by killing student
A Georgia Tech police officer overreacted by firing a gunshot that killed a student who investigators say was armed with a knife and ignored commands to drop it, a lawyer for the family said. Campus police killed Scout Schultz, 21, who they say was ...
Judge: I was pushed into slugging lawyer — and video backs me up
A judge criminally charged with assault for drunkenly slugging a Legal Aid lawyer outside a Manhattan party insists the trash-talking defense attorney started the beef — and says he has the video to prove it. Probation judge Robert Beltrani, 54, was ...
What's the matter with Trump's lawyers?
They say a man who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client. President Trump isn't representing himself, but sometimes it feels like he has a bunch of Donald Trumps on retainer. While lawyers generally operate behind the scenes and try to keep ...
Judge accused of ignoring lawyer's urgent pleas for bathroom break
The judge later told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that her inspection showed no evidence of urine on the attorney's chair and said she found the incident “very suspicious.” But the lawyer's recitation of what transpired said the judge inspected the ...
Lawyer: Police 'overreacted' in Georgia Tech student shooting death
Stewart, the Schultz family's lawyer, acknowledged their mental health issues in Monday's news conference. He said the officer's actions underscored the need for better training on how to deal with people in distress. The officer either was not ...
White supremacist killer Roof wants to fire his new appellate Jewish, Indian lawyers
Convicted white supremacist killer Dylann Roof wants to fire his appellate lawyers because one is Jewish and the other is Indian, Roof informed judges who will hear his appeal. “My two currently appointed attorneys, Alexandra Yates and Apna Mirchandani ...
Cop 'overreacted' in shooting death of Georgia Tech student: lawyer
Scout Schultz, 21, who police said was carrying a small knife, was killed on campus due to the officer's bad judgement, attorney L. Chris Stewart said at a press conference. “[The officer] decided to shoot Scout in the heart because they either weren't ...
South Bay lawyer joins suit against Trump over DACA
CHULA VISTA, Calif. — A South Bay lawyer who joined five other plaintiffs Monday in suing the Trump administration over the decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program said that she's confident Congress will do the right ...
CNY village wins legal dispute with business owner; lawyer to appeal
Dirk Oudemool, Zahran's lawyer, said he plans to appeal the decision. Both he and his client, Zahran, have said they believe Zahran is being discriminated against by officials because she is from Jerusalem. In the court decision, Judge Deborah ...
Lawyer for ex-boxer Magomed Abdusalamov wants New York to improve combat sports safety
NEW YORK -- When his lawyer introduced Magomed Abdusalamov at a news conference outside of Madison Square Garden on Monday, he said the former heavyweight contender had made a "miraculous recovery" from the tragic turn his life took at MSG ...
Lebanon lawyer accused of misconduct in handling veteran's estate
A long-time Lebanon lawyer has been accused of misconduct in his representation of the family of an Army veteran who committed suicide after the attack on soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct on Monday ...
A Trump lawyer caught gabbing about Russia at lunch racks up career errors
Ty Cobb is really batting a thousand. The White House lawyer, who shares a name with the baseball legend he claims as a distant relative, has earned fame in his own right this week. He has set Washington atwitter because he had a loud conversation ...
Chinese Officials Search Law Firm of Top Human Rights Lawyer
The search on the office of Mo, a lawyer of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo who died of liver cancer in July, was aimed at "examining if all government rules and regulations are followed in the management and operation of the law firm,” the ...
Stockley Verdict: City Withheld Evidence, Lawyer Says
The lawyer for the family of a black man shot and killed by a police officer in St. Louis in 2011 says city officials withheld critical evidence that allowed the city to settle a wrongful death civil rights suit for a lower sum. Al Watkins, the lawyer ...
Trump lawyer: Moscow Trump Tower 'solely a real estate deal'
An abandoned proposal to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election was "solely a real estate deal and nothing more," President Trump's lawyer told congressional staff on Tuesday. The discussions about the potential ...
Trump's Lawyer Says Rumors About Russia Undercut the President
WASHINGTON — President Trump's longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, told Senate investigators on Tuesday that the president's critics were using rumors and innuendo about Russian interference in the election in an attempt to undercut Mr. Trump's ...
'Isn't That the Trump Lawyer?': A Reporter's Accidental Scoop
I turned slightly in my chair and noticed the unmistakable visage of Ty Cobb, the veteran Washington lawyer with a prominent handlebar mustache, who was accompanied by another man I did not immediately recognize. Mr. Cobb had been retained by the ...
Lawyer Claims Judge Forced Her To Pee Her Pants During Murder Trial
Back in 2009, the unfortunate tale of a Biglaw receptionist who was allegedly forced to urinate in her seat as she performed her duties made the rounds on the internet. She desperately had to use the restroom on multiple occasions, but claimed that ...
Christopher Lawyer, labeled a 'sexually violent predator,' moves back to Boulder homeless shelter
Christopher Lawyer, a convicted rapist labeled a "sexually violent predator," is back at the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless after a brief stay in Longmont. The Boulder Police Department announced Tuesday that Lawyer, 42, re-secured a bed at Boulder's ...
New York Times steakhouse scoop: 'Hey, isn't that that Trump lawyer?'
As it turned out, yes, it was that Trump lawyer, Ty Cobb, who has a “trademark handlebar mustache,” in Vogel's description. Thus evolved one of the great stories of the young Trump administration: “Trump Lawyers Clash Over How Much to Cooperate With ...
Senate Intel Committee cancels Trump lawyer interview
Michael Cohen, a close associate and former lawyer for President Trump's business, was set to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee today as part of the probe into election interference by Russia. But the committee's staff canceled the ...
Lawyers: Predators targeting NFL concussion victims
Christopher Seeger, a lawyer who represented the class of more than 20,000 former NFL players, and co-counsel TerriAnne Benedetto told the judge that some players entered contracts with exorbitantly high interest rates for advances on their eventual ...
Ryan Phillippe Hires Lawyer to Sue Ex-GF Over Domestic Violence Claims
Ryan Phillippe has hired a high-powered civil litigator to go after the woman claiming he beat her up ... and he's using the "Taylor Swift" model of lawsuits ... TMZ has learned. Sources connected with Ryan tell us, Ryan's plan is to file either a ...
Bottled Blonde hearing delayed after lawyer arrested on drug charges
The hearing on whether a River North establishment keeps its liquor license was delayed Tuesday because the lawyer for the business owners was arrested on drug charges in Michigan. Bottled Blonde attorney Timothy Fitzgerald was arrested Friday in ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Pharmacist didn't contaminate the drugs
The attorney for a pharmacist charged in a deadly meningitis outbreak traced to tainted steroids says there is no evidence the man caused the drugs to become contaminated. Stephen Weymouth told jurors during his opening statement Tuesday that ...
Richard Quinn's lawyer seeks to stop special prosecutor Pascoe, recover emails
In filings with the S.C. Supreme Court, the lawyer for political consultant Richard Quinn is asking the high court to disqualify special prosecutor David Pascoe from investigating Quinn. The filings by attorney Deborah Barbier of Columbia are aimed at ...
Senate Intel Panel's Meeting With Trump Lawyer Abruptly Called Off
Donald Trump's longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, was set to give testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee but that meeting was canceled Tuesday an hour after it was scheduled to begin. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email ...
Who pays for the White House to lawyer up?
PRESIDENT TRUMP has hired a cadre of lawyers to grapple with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation into Russian election interference. Now, White House staffers are beginning to do the same. But who will pay the legal bills of those ...
Kevin Hart's Alleged Accuser Steps Forward with High-Powered Lawyer
The woman at the center of the Kevin Hart sex-extortion scandal has officially identified herself and is ready to set the record straight. On Tuesday, high-powered lawyer Lisa Bloom tweeted that she is now representing “the woman at the center of the ...
Trump lawyer discusses Russia investigation at DC restaurant
Cobb, within earshot of a New York Times reporter, was heard talking openly with John Dowd, another Washington lawyer, about some of the inner tension surrounding the case. Cobb also mentioned a colleague whom he blamed for “some of these earlier ...
My lawyer doesn't want me to set up a college trust fund for my grandchildren
I want to form the trust now since I have grandchildren in college, but my lawyer keeps coming up with reasons not to. My concern is the trust won't get done at all or not the way I want after I'm gone. I have seen far too many cases where the deceased ...
Lawyer: Former Student Who Set College Fire Mentally Ill
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — The defense lawyer for a former Rutgers University student charged with setting fire to a campus building says his clients suffers from mental illness. NJ.com reports ( (link) 2fjm4qY ) that William Fetky said during ...
Why Jupiter lawyer takes on Big Pharma in 'David-Goliath situation'
Xenick now is involved in litigation involving the Bair Hugger Warming Blanket, which plaintiffs' lawyers allege causes joint infections caused by unsterile patient warming units during surgical procedures; and Taxotere, a chemotherapy drug. It has ...
Officer's lawyer: Leon Ford should have just complied with police
On Tuesday, Mr. Ford's lawyer, Fred Rabner, said the Nov. 11, 2012 incident in Highland Park was the result of police mistaking Leon Ford for a violent gang member, Lamont Ford. He said his client, 19 at the time, protested that he was not Lamont Ford ...
Lawyer: Actress is 'not suing' Kevin Hart after Vegas encounter
The woman at the center of a new scandal involving Kevin Hart announced Wednesday that she is not suing the actor and that she would like to join forces with Hart against the unknown person who illegally recorded their encounter. With lawyer Lisa Bloom ...
Waymo seeking $2.6 billion from Uber for one trade secret: lawyer
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion from Uber for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars, a lawyer for Uber said on Wednesday. Uber Technologies Inc attorney ...
Lawyer sues to end bottomless brunches
This lawyer is either a killjoy or a hero depending on which side of the great bottomless brunch debate ​you're on. ​Manhattan attorney Robert Halpern is suing the State Liquor Authority over a loophole in the 1999 law that allows the boozy brunches ...
Lawyer arrested for smuggling contraband into jail for client
TUPELO, Miss. — A Mississippi attorney accused of smuggling contraband into a jail has been arrested. News outlets report Jeffrey Waldo was arrested Tuesday and charged with introducing contraband into a correctional facility. The arrest was made ...
Lawyer: Utah officer wants to apologize for nurse's controversial arrest
SALT LAKE CITY -- A lawyer for the Salt Lake City Police officer who arrested a nurse for refusing a blood draw from an unconscious patient says the officer wants to apologize, reports CBS affiliate KUTV. Alex Wubbels' July 26 arrest was seen on a ...
Kaiser High School parents meet with lawyer over football controversy
Tensions exploded on campus this week causing the season to come to an abrupt end during homecoming week. It's growing controversy surrounding the school's head football coach. "It kind of sucks. If they were to cancel the season, I wish it was after ...
On Kurdish referendum, America should stop acting like Baghdad's lawyer
America and the international community must mediate, rather than serve as Baghdad's lawyer against the Kurds. Kurdistan. Kurdish people celebrate to show their support for the upcoming September 25th independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq September ...
President Trump Is Rewarding A Lawyer Who Has Fought To Block The Black Vote With A Plum Federal Judgeship
Donald J. Trump won North Carolina by 3.6 percentage points, despite many projections pointing to Hillary Clinton taking the state. But if Thomas A. Farr had had his way, Trump margin of victory would have certainly been bigger. Now, the lawyer with a ...
Belgian Lawyer Says Jewish Museum Suspect May Have Tumor
Belgian Lawyer Says Jewish Museum Suspect May Have Tumor. The lawyer of a Frenchman accused of shooting dead four people at a Jewish Museum in Belgium says his client may have a brain tumor and is being denied medical treatment. Sept. 21, 2017 ...
Belgian lawyer says Jewish Museum suspect may have tumor
Lawyers for Mehdi Nemmouche, a French suspect in the Brussels Jewish museum attack, Henri Laquay, center, and Sebastien Courtoy, right, speak with the media at the Palace of Justice in Brussels on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. Mehdi Nemmouche, who is ...
China Strikes Off Defense Lawyer in 'Steamed Buns' Presidential Nickname Case
Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong on Thursday stripped a defense attorney of his license to practice after he defended a social media user jailed for two years after he called President Xi Jinping by a forbidden nickname in an ...
Obituary: J. Sherman McLaughlin / Estate lawyer for the Reed Smith law firm
As an estate lawyer for the Reed Smith law firm for more than 50 years, Mr. McLaughlin worked quietly behind the scenes handling will and trusts issues for some of Pittsburgh's most prominent families,but he gave much of his time and attention to ...
What Did Trump lawyer Michael Cohen Exactly Mean By That?
Large portions of it read more like a political speech than a document written by lawyers in response to a request for testimony. I get the sense from this statement and his bizarre Vanity Fair interview that Cohen is not completely listening to his ...