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With Chapo
With Chapo awaiting trial in Brooklyn early next year on a slew of conspiracy charges, he's hired a lawyer who recently defended Beltrán-Leyva in a very similar battle with the Justice Department. Beltrán-Leyva was sentenced in April to life in U.S ...
Russell Tillis' lawyer wants assault-on-officer charges dismissed
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A defense lawyer for a man accused of attacking police officers with knives in 2015 has filed a motion to have the aggravated assault charges dismissed. Russell Tillis, 56, went on trial on those charges earlier this year, but a ...
Day In The Life: How a Former Lawyer & America's Cup Sailor Found Her Passion Lobster Fishing
Ever wonder what the life of an up-and-coming entrepreneur or a CEO really looks like? Considering a leap to a startup? Or just curious about the day-to-day of someone navigating her way in a different industry? [email protected] new 'Day In the Life ...
Dalia Dippolito lawyers fight quest for fines
As Dalia Dippolito awaits a transfer to prison to begin serving a 16-year sentence in the high-profile case surrounding a plot to have her husband killed, one of her attorneys is now waiting to hear from a judge whether he'll have to pay nearly $1,200 ...
Defense lawyer in Holyoke shooting case says witnesses 'infecting each other with their inaccuracies'
SPRINGFIELD - The defense lawyer for Jose M. "Manny" Santiago told jurors Monday the three witnesses who say Santiago was the shooter on April 9, 2014, in Holyoke have influenced each other to identify him. Jennifer E. Cox, in closing arguments in the ...
Video Reveals Florida Hurricane Damage - Boca Hurricane Irma Damage Lawyer Offers Info On Filing Property ...
Video Reveals Florida Hurricane Damage - Boca Hurricane Irma Damage Lawyer Offers Info On Filing Property ...
Lawyer accused of helping wife steal from Virginia Democratic ...
Lawyer accused of helping wife steal from Virginia Democratic ...
Lawyer Takes Aim At Bottomless Brunches
Manhattan resident and lawyer Robert Halpern is suing the State Liquor Authority over the city's weekend staple, bottomless brunches. The gist, for the uninitiated, is that for one price, a patron is able to have both brunch and unlimited amounts of ...
Lawyer accused of helping wife steal from Virginia Democratic leader
A Virginia lawyer whose wife embezzled $1.4 million, including more than half a million dollars from a Virginia Democratic lawmaker, was arrested Monday for his own alleged role in the scheme. David Miller, 68, of Fairfax, faces 12 counts of wire fraud ...
Labor Lawyer Ruth Major on free speech in the work place and the NFL
Labor Lawyer Ruth Major helps John conclude why the NFL can legally fire one of its players for protesting during the national anthem. John and Ruth look over and dissect the NFL Players contract, along with taking listeners' calls on the matter. This ...
Bill proposed by lawyer would exempt lawyers from debt-collection ...
Bill proposed by lawyer would exempt lawyers from debt-collection ...
Bill proposed by lawyer would exempt lawyers from debt-collection liability
A proposed bill that would exempt lawyers and law firms from liability in cases involving abusive debt-collection practices is raising concerns from consumer advocates. One reason is because the architect of the bill, U.S. Rep. Dave Trott of Michigan ...
Lawyer Michael Galvin, a St. Paul 'legend,' remembered for his passion and humor
Galvin said her greatest memories with her father included the St. Paul Winter Carnival and the St. Patrick's Day parade. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman said he knew Galvin for 30 years after meeting him as a young lawyer. “He was just a legend in the ...
Lawyer needed for 'slam dunk' whistleblower case
HELP WANTED: I need a lawyer to take on the case of a government worker named Stefani Butler who has been retaliated against by the Census Bureau because she was a whistleblower — my whistleblower. Stefani is a black woman, which could add a ...
3 share 'Alternative Nobel,' US lawyer gets honorary award - ABC ...
3 share 'Alternative Nobel,' US lawyer gets honorary award - ABC ...
'Cursed', blind female Ethiopian rights lawyer shares 'alternative Nobel Prize'
Now 35 - and a human rights lawyer - Nigussie is among the winners of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as Sweden's alternative Nobel prize. “I started my fight, not by telling people, but showing people that I'm able to contribute. I have one ...
Lawyer says alleged officer road rage 'never happened'
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The lawyer for a Pittsburgh police officer accused of pointing a gun at a man during an off-duty road rage encounter says the entire story is a fabrication. Robert Kramer is accused of pointing a silver revolver at a civilian on May ...
Jared Kushner's lawyer, fooled by 'email prankster,' offers window into private email controversy
Top Washington lawyer Abbe Lowell engaged in an email exchange with a prankster posing as client Jared Kushner on Monday, at one point telling the prankster that he needed "to see all emails" sent and received from a private email account the ...
3 Questions For An IP Lawyer Turned MBA
Sometimes, the happiest lawyers are those who are no longer actively practicing law. It is not often that you hear of an IP litigator who left a Biglaw partnership for business school, and is now an C-level executive at a highly regarded company ...
Ex-lawyer convicted in NJ railroad bribery scheme has appeal rejected
A former New York lawyer who was convicted of conspiring to help a railroad company defraud a grant program by falsely inflating the cost of a bridge rehabilitation project in exchange for $325,000 in bribes has has appeal rejected. Ernest DuboseN.J. ...
Lawyer Says Alleged Officer Road Rage 'Never Happened'
Lawyer Says Alleged Officer Road Rage 'Never Happened'. The lawyer for a Pittsburgh police officer accused of pointing a gun at a man during an off-duty road rage encounter says the entire story is a fabrication. Sept. 26, 2017, at 6:29 a.m.. Lawyer ...
Lawyer Among 3 Execs Sent to Prison in Doctored Med Records Scam
Her lawyer did not respond to an emailed request for comment Monday afternoon. Gray practiced law for several years before assuming her position at Aggeus in 2007, according to the sentencing report, which did not include details about her prior legal ...
How did a White House lawyer just get pranked — again?
For the second time this month, a White House lawyer has been caught discussing a sensitive internal issue with a prankster posing as a White House staffer. Go ahead and read that sentence again. Earlier this month, it was President Trump's lawyer, ...
Sean Spicer Lawyers Up As Russia Probe Heats Up
Lawyer's fees can add up quickly during investigations. Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, the president's former national security adviser, is expected to spend more than $1 million on legal services because of the combined cost of dealing with ...
Commerce Dept. official says co-defendant's lawyer used Menendez to intimidate him
But his lawyer allegedly reached out when the Dominican government reportedly planned to begin using equipment donated by the U.S. to screen cargo. Scott Smith, an international trade specialist in the Commerce Department, testified at Menendez and ...
Blind female Ethiopian lawyer wins global award for promoting disability rights
A blind female Ethiopian lawyer has been named a joint winner of the 2017 Right Livelihood Award, also known as Sweden's alternative Nobel Prize. The 35-year-old human rights lawyer Yetnebersh Nigussie was on Tuesday awarded 3 million Swedish ...
What Do Lawyers Really Do With Their Time?
No wonder so many lawyers in this country work long hours to meet productivity goals. A recent billing trends report finds lawyers spend only 29 percent of each workday on billable time. That's only 2.3 hours of billable time for each eight-hour ...
Pitino's lawyer says there would be 'no reason' for coach to consider resigning
University of Louisville men's basketball Coach Rick Pitino issued a statement through his attorney Tuesday evening, responding to the morning's bombshell indictments by federal prosecutors stemming from a FBI sting targeting those surrounding several ...
What happens if a lawyer yells at a judge?
Q The judge and one of the lawyers in our case clearly do not see eye to eye. The lawyer has told the judge in no uncertain terms he believes error is being made, and now has argued the judge should remove himself from the case. We don't put it past ...
Judge lays into Justice Department lawyer over 'heartless' DACA decision
A Brooklyn federal judge dressed down a Justice Department lawyer Tuesday for refusing to explain the Trump administration's decision to keep the impending Oct. 5 deadline for DACA recipients to renew their status–calling the decision “heartless.” “You ...
What Resilient Lawyers Do Differently
Busy lawyers, already maxed out by the general pressure and stress of the profession, are trying to keep up with practice areas that are becoming more specialized and complex. Lawyers must not only be capable legal technicians but also have business ...
SEC Probes Departure of PepsiCo's Former Top Lawyer
Federal securities regulators are investigating an allegation by PepsiCo Inc.'s former top lawyer that the company fired her in retaliation for the way she handled an internal probe into potential wrongdoing in Russia, according to people familiar with ...
Lawyer Don Burris Helps Rescue Art Looted by the Nazis
The 2015 movie Woman in Gold, starring Helen Mirren, was based on the true story of Maria Altmann, who together with her lawyers and a Hungarian journalist fought to recover an iconic Gustav Klimt painting stolen from her family by the Nazis. Lawyer ...
Pitino Lawyer: Expect 'a Bare-Knuckle Fight' If Louisville Tries to Fire Him
A lawyer for Rick Pitino, the University of Louisville's head basketball coach, vowed early Wednesday that the college “won't fire Pitino without a bare-knuckle fight” after an FBI investigation revealed a “pay-for-play” scheme luring basketball ...
Lawyer Burnout And The Finish Line Problem
Second (setting aside our metaphor for the moment), because you're a lawyer, so you don't have a choice in the matter — not merely because you're a born pleaser and deeply risk-averse and highly competitive and ambitious (and maybe never asked ...
SEC Probes Departure of PepsiCo's Former Top Lawyer -- Update
Federal securities regulators are investigating an allegation by PepsiCo Inc.'s former top lawyer that the company fired her in retaliation for the way she handled an internal probe into potential wrongdoing in Russia, according to people familiar with ...
Louisville puts Rick Pitino on unpaid leave, is 'effectively fired' his lawyer says
Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino was placed on unpaid leave by the university on Wednesday in a move that means the Hall-of-Fame coach has been "effectively fired" his attorney told the Louisville Courier-Journal. Pitino, 65, was given leave ...
Lawyer vows to appeal after judge tosses suit over death of pedestrian in Ogden crosswalk
A lawyer for a mother who sued Ogden City and the state after her homeless adult daughter was struck and killed in a crosswalk says he will appeal a ruling throwing out the lawsuit. The lawsuit stemmed from the Nov. 21, 2013, death of 32-year-old ...
The Latest: Cliven Bundy still has lawyer for upcoming trial
Nevada cattleman and state's rights figure Cliven Bundy still has a lawyer representing him for his upcoming trial stemming from a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents. Defense attorney Bret Whipple said Wednesday a U.S. magistrate judge refused to ...
Lawyer: Turkish Man to Plead Guilty to Disrupting Flight
Lawyer: Turkish Man to Plead Guilty to Disrupting Flight. A lawyer says a Turkish man accused of causing a flight disturbance that prompted fighter jets to escort the plane to Honolulu is planning to plead guilty to interfering with a flight crew. Sept ...
Ex-City Lawyer Suspended Over Chicago Civil Case Information
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has suspended a former city of Chicago lawyer accused of withholding information in a civil case related to the fatal 2011 police shooting of an unarmed black man. The Chicago Tribune reports that Jordan ...
Uber's main argument for why it doesn't need to give driver's worker benefits is flawed, lawyer claims
Uber can't classify itself as an "agent" in the UK because there is no document between Uber drivers and the taxi company to support this, a lawyer representing Uber drivers told an employment tribunal appeal on Thursday. Uber is currently appealing a ...
Court to Rule When Lawyer Says 'Guilty,' but Client Objects
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider a case about whether it violates the Constitution when a lawyer ignores his client's instructions and concedes his guilt. A Louisiana man was facing murder charges. His lawyer was hoping to avoid the ...
Court to rule when lawyer says 'guilty,' but client objects
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will consider a case about whether it violates the Constitution when a lawyer ignores his client's instructions and concedes his guilt. A Louisiana man was facing murder charges. His lawyer was hoping to avoid the death ...
Hillary Clinton's Lawyer Helped Facebook Avoid Political Ad Disclosures
The top lawyer for Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign helped Facebook avoid political advertisement disclosures years prior to acting as her general counsel, according to a new report. Facebook's ad disclosure has become a major focus of ...
Rickey Bryant's lawyer wants more info from City Council
The attorney for Rickey Bryant, the young black man allegedly assaulted by Rochester police last August, complained Thursday that City Council has refused to release the results of a subpoena-assisted investigation it recently completed. Bryant was ...
Lynwood Woman Posing As Immigration Lawyer Arrested For Fraud
“The crimes alleged in this case victimized dozens of immigrants who were attempting to realize the American dream by paying someone they thought was a lawyer,” said Sandra Brown, acting U.S. attorney for the Central District of California. “This type ...
Trump picks active tweeter, Hobby Lobby case lawyer for appeals court
The four are: Texas Supreme Court Justice Don R. Willett; Kyle Duncan, a private lawyer and former general counsel of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; Kurt D. Engelhardt, currently the chief judge of the Eastern District of Louisiana; and former ...
Convicted Killer Who Punched Lawyer Sues for Excessive Force
Convicted Killer Who Punched Lawyer Sues for Excessive Force. A convicted killer in New Jersey who punched his attorney in the face during a court hearing is accusing sheriff's officers with using excessive force to subdue him. Sept. 28, 2017, at 2:49 ...
Drugs, Murder, A Dirty Lawyer, and a Hitman Convicted: Jose Morales case finally ends—maybe
A federal jury found Troy Allen Lucas guilty yesterday of the 2008 contract murder of Robert Long in South Baltimore, ending a complex case that saw the wrong man convicted and exonerated, a prominent defense lawyer disbarred and imprisoned, and the ...