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Convicted killer who punched lawyer sues for excessive force
TRENTON, N.J. — A convicted killer in New Jersey who punched his attorney in the face is accusing sheriff's officers of using excessive force to subdue him. NJ.com reports ( (link) 2fUNZec) that Randy Washington sued this month, claiming a ...
Lawyer disbarred after beating ex-girlfriend's dog to death
A jury convicted Anthony Pastor, 46, of felony aggravated cruelty to animals and other charges May 9, 2017, for the sickening murder of 4-year-old Snoopy. “At sentencing, Justice Robert Mandelbaum said that respondent's repeated blows to the dog ...
Pence sent lawyer to meet with Mueller over the summer
Vice President Mike Pence's outside lawyer met privately with special counsel Robert Mueller at Pence's request last summer, according to a person familiar with the meeting. The meeting, which has not been previously reported, was held at Pence's ...
Ex-lawyer behind $46 million scheme fights restitution
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A former lawyer who masterminded a $46 million investment scheme exploiting terminally ill people is fighting the government's attempt to recover some of the money he's been ordered to pay back. Joseph Caramadre, who's serving ...
Chicago cop's lawyer can remain in Laquan McDonald case, judge rules
Jason Van Dyke, represented by Daniel Herbert, left, attends a hearing on the Laquan McDonald shooting case on July 19, 2017, at the Leighton Criminal Courts Building in Chicago. (Nancy Stone / Chicago Tribune). Megan CrepeauContact ...
Univision Lawyer Says Deadspin Defamation Lawsuit Wasting Money
Univision Communications Inc. says it is wasting time and money to defeat a defamation lawsuit that targets an article on Deadspin, a sports website the company purchased out of bankruptcy from Gawker Media LLC. Univision's Gizmodo Media Group LLC, ...
Jared Kushner's lawyer can't stop owning himself
Jared Kushner's lawyer accidentally forwarded an email to a fake Jared Kushner email account today, one that included a letter marked as “committee sensitive” from the Senate Intelligence Committee. The letter, signed by committee chair Richard Burr ...
This Lawyer Works Pro Bono To Help Undocumented Families
Arriving in the U.S. from Mexico eight years ago, he considers himself “lucky” to have come here “with documents.” He initially attended law school in Mexico, ultimately earned his law degree in the U.S. and today is a lawyer focused on oil and gas ...
Hatem Ben Arfa's Lawyer Complains to Ligue 1 Amid PSG 'Freezing Out' Claim
A lawyer for Paris Saint-Germain forward Hatem Ben Arfa has been in touch with the Ligue 1 Committee on Legal Affairs amid suggestions the club have breached regulations by asking the player to train with the reserve side. Ben Arfa moved to PSG in the ...
Kushner lawyer: No private emails related to Russia investigation
Lawyers for senior White House adviser Jared Kushner told ABC News they have reviewed Kushner's private email account on which he conducted some official business since joining the administration and found no messages related to the ongoing Russia ...
OJ Simpson's lawyer shares details of his post-prison life
First the latest on O.J. Simpson's release from prison. He's going to go free in days. We'll speak to his lawyer after this report from Matt Gutman in Los Angeles. Since his parole hearing in July Simpson has been in protective custody. His release to ...
Cliven Bundy's Lawyer Compares His Armed Resistance to Selma Marchers
In a court filing this week, Bundy's lawyer, Bret Whipple, made a rather extraordinary argument: that this armed insurrection at the Bundy ranch was no different from the Selma civil rights march in 1965. He also notes that like Bundy, Martin Luther ...
State Bar Committee Approves Jail-To-Yale Lawyer
“He is gratified with the action of the committee, and he looks forward to continuing the work he's been doing, only this time as a lawyer where he can be more effective than he's been,” said William F. Dow III, the New Haven-based attorney who ...
OJ Simpson getting latest iPhone, says lawyer
I've come over all philosophical because of some words offered by Malcolm LaVergne, lawyer for OJ Simpson, to ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday. The infamous former football star and TV personality is due to be released from a Las Vegas jail as ...
Suit claims NYPD harassed lawyer, fianceé after Puerto Rican fundraiser
Cops profiled, harassed and assaulted a Manhattan attorney and his fiancée as they were leaving a Puerto Rican Bar Association event, according to a new lawsuit filed by the couple. “It shook my whole belief in the police. I have no trust in them ...
Jim Carrey Alleges Extortion, Blames Former Girlfriend's Mother and Lawyer for Her Death
"A handful of lawyers represent people willing to make false or misleading allegations designed to coerce successful celebrities into settling threatened litigation in order to avoid embarrassment from publication of the overly embellished (if not ...
'Jury got it wrong,' lawyer for convicted killer says
The lawyer for a Jersey City man found guilty this afternoon of strangling the mother of one of his children has vowed to appeal. "It was a hard-fought trial,'' attorney James Lisa said after Nathan Williams III, 36, was convicted of aggravated ...
Lawyer Hawley hired to investigate Koster works at firm that donated to both
A statue with the scales of justice is a recognizable part of the achitecture of the Mel Carnahan Criminal Courthouse in downtown St. Louis on Tuesday, June 1, 2016. Photo by Christian Gooden, [email protected]patch.com. Christian Gooden. JEFFERSON ...
Aurora man's lawyer pushes for leniency in terror case
Lawyer Molly Armour also argues Abdella Ahmad Tounisi was "impulsive and immature" when he was arrested at O'Hare International Airport while trying to board a Turkey-bound aircraft in 2013, according to a sentencing memorandum filed this week in ...
Teen in 'Slenderman' stabbing will plead guilty, lawyer says
Weier will spend at least three years at a mental hospital before she can petition for her release, her lawyer, Maura McMahon, said at Weier's hearing. A judge could also order a commitment of up to 25 years, she said. One of the girls encountered the ...
Lawyer promises to sue if University of Cincinnati doesn't book white nationalist Richard Spencer
CINCINNATI -- White nationalist Richard Spencer will either make an October appearance at the University of Cincinnati or sue it for violating his First Amendment rights, lawyer Kyle Bristow said Friday night. Bristow, who has also extensively espoused ...
Lawyer: OJ Simpson to eat steak, get iPhone after release
FILE - In this July 20, 2017 file photo, former NFL football star O.J. Simpson reacts after learning he was granted parole at Lovelock Correctional Center in Lovelock, Nev. Nevada's parole board says it didn't consider O.J. Simpson's 1989 conviction ...
Lawyer: Real estate agent shot 'in self-defense'
A defense attorney for a Fishtown woman charged with shooting her boyfriend to death in the hallway outside her apartment early Wednesday morning said on Saturday that it “was a case of self-defense.” “He was in her apartment without permission,” ...
Michael Bennett's lawyer: Edited video does not disprove allegations
On Friday, Las Vegas police released an edited video of the events surrounding the August 27 detention of Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett. On Saturday, Bennett's lawyer addressed the contents of the video. Attorney John Burris told PFT by phone ...
Lawyer: Iraq violates Chicago convention, discriminates against airlines
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—A lawyer and member of Kurdistan Region's attorneys syndicate says that Iraq has violated the constitution and the Chicago Aviation Convention with its flight ban on the Kurdish region and punitive measures taken against the ...
Former claimer Lawyer Dave gets stakes breakthrough in Punch Line
Lawyer Dave has won a lot of races over the years, but on Saturday at the ripe old age of 8 he finally broke through in a stakes. Lawyer Dave has changed hands numerous times through his 60-race career but he is now back with his original connections, ...
Herbert Kalmbach, Nixon Lawyer Who Paid 'Hush Money,' Dies at 95
Kalmbach's law practice thrived after he was named the president's lawyer in 1968. It grew to 14 attorneys from two and moved to plush offices in downtown Los Angeles, according to a 1972 Washington Post article. The client list came to include United ...
Caesar Chukwuma Esq., The Menswear Influencer and Criminal Lawyer
Kofi: Tell me about your upbringing and your journey towards becoming an attorney and entrepreneur? What's your core focus as an attorney? What inspired you the most to become an attorney? Caesar: My dad is a doctor and my mom is a lawyer. From a ...
Every year, millions try to navigate US courts without a lawyer
Many lower-income people have no lawyer to help them navigate the legal system, either in civil or criminal cases. Eighty percent of state criminal defendants cannot afford to pay for a lawyer, and only those who are actually incarcerated are ...
Attorneys to argue whether private lawyer must turn over full Ooltewah investigative file
Civil attorneys for the Ooltewah High School rape victims are pushing a private lawyer who produced a report on hazing to release her entire investigative file. The attorneys for the young men assaulted in a December 2015 basketball trip believe the ...