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Prosecutor returns donation from lawyer in closed Trump case
The probe was still active in 2012, when Donald Trump's personal lawyer Marc Kasowitz donated $25,000 to Vance's re-election campaign. The New Yorker, ProPublica and public radio station WNYC reported Wednesday that four months after making the ...
Lawyer: Passenger Never Claimed Allergy Was Life-Threatening
Forty-six-year-old Anila Daulatzai's lawyer says she agreed with crew members that she'd be fine with the dogs on the cross-country flight as long as they sat far apart. But she says other Southwest employees told her to leave the plane. Police were ...
Lawyer: Southwest targeted allergic Muslim woman on flight
Daulatzai is pregnant with her first child, her lawyer said. Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz said the next day that Daulatzai had told them she had a life-threatening pet allergy, and lacked a medical certificate proving she could travel safely with ...
Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend denies knowing about plans: lawyer
The girlfriend of the suspected gunman in Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas said she was not aware of any plans to commit violence, according to a report by the Associated Press. In a statement read by her lawyer, Marilou Danley said 64 year ...
Vance Returned Trump Lawyer's Donation After Reporters' Questions
The Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., last week returned a five-year-old campaign contribution from President Trump's personal lawyer after journalists raised questions about Mr. Vance's 2012 decision to end a criminal investigation into ...
The Lawyer Who Beat Big Tobacco Takes On the Opioid Industry
A Democrat, he marshaled AGs from around the country along with private plaintiffs' lawyers who stood to reap massive fees. He went on to negotiate the largest corporate legal settlement in U.S. history: a 50-state, $246 billion agreement that funds ...
Judge denies second request for disqualification from Lansing lawyer
LANSING -- Ingham County's chief probate judge has denied a second attempt by a Lansing lawyer to have him disqualified from her cases. Preliminary reports on a case handled by the lawyer, who Judge Richard Garcia in August referred for investigation, ...
Lawyer: Southwest targeted Muslim woman forced off flight
BALTIMORE -- A woman seen on video being dragged off a Southwest Airlines flight in Maryland never claimed her allergy to dogs was life-threatening, her lawyer said Wednesday. Anila Daulatzai did tell the crew that she was allergic to the two dogs ...
Woman removed from Southwest flight was racially profiled, lawyer claims
A lawyer for Anila Daulatzai is claiming that his client was not booted from her Southwest Airlines flight after complaining of a “life-threatening” allergy to the pets on the plane, but rather because she was the victim of sexism and racial profiling ...
New director of ACLU of Minnesota has been Minneapolis lawyer for 40 years
John Gordon, a Minneapolis lawyer who spent four decades at the firm now known as Faegre Baker Daniels, once had thoughts of becoming a journalist, but instead chose the legal profession. He retired from the firm in 2014 and has since been working as a ...
Lawyer with cybersecurity expertise primed to become Dallas' new US attorney
That happens to be one of the fastest-growing and most damaging crimes in Texas and across the nation. Which is why those in the local criminal justice community think Erin Nealy Cox is a good pick to lead the office. Cox, a cybersecurity expert and ...
Fired CBS lawyer says she's getting harassed over anti-GOP comments
The now-former CBS legal eagle who was fired for saying she was “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican,” is now receiving online threats, according to the New York Post. Citing ...
Lawyer for ex-Guatemalan presidents arrested
GUATEMALA CITY – A lawyer representing former Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt has been arrested for alleged ties to money laundering. National Civil Police spokesman Pablo Castillo says that Moises Galindo ...
What Lawyer Would You Hire If You Were Totally Screwed?
The decision to bring on hardcore plaintiff attorney Bloom, media gladiator Harder, and the plan to add preeminent fixer Davis got us thinking: what lawyer(s) would you hire if you were totally screwed? Obviously the nature of the hypothetical ...
'Meatball Queen' and celeb lawyer face pizzeria lawsuit
“Meatball Queen” Donatella Arpaia and celebrity lawyer Mark Geragos ​are being sued by a Staten Island woman who claims she was “aggressively groped” while working at a pizzeria they co-own in Grand Central Terminal. Carmela Harding says she was ...
Glynn County lawyer gets bond in aggravated stalking case
He was ordered to have no contact with his wife but was subsequently arrested Sept. 19 on two counts of aggravated stalking. Atwood left the no contact order in place, but the couple's divorce lawyers asked for and received an exception. They will be ...
Freddie Gray case trial boards to be prosecuted by outside lawyer, a former school board chair
“A good lawyer can pick up a file and with adequate preparation go into any adversarial hearing and handle the matter,” Davis said. “If you're on the prosecution or defense side, either way you're either proving some facts or trying to undermine your ...
See Also: Who'd Be Your Lawyer?
We know which lawyers Harvey Weinstein is hiring, but who would you tap if everything was on the line? Ready For This Fight: Jeff Sessions is investigating affirmative action at Harvard. As a two-time Harvard alum and a black man, Elie Mystal has some ...
Harvey Weinstein's lawyer allegedly donated $10G to Manhattan DA who declined to pursue sexual assault charges in ...
Harvey Weinstein's lawyer allegedly donated $10G to Manhattan DA who declined to pursue sexual assault charges in ...
Ex-Michigan lawyer feels consumer product safety slipping away
DETROIT — Marietta “Marti” Robinson doesn't rattle easily. She was known for years both in Michigan and beyond as one of the state's top trial lawyers. She worked for the United Nations' international peacekeeping commission in Liberia. Highly ...
Ex-teacher's lawyer says sex assault allegations are student 'fantasies'
“These allegations arise from a high school rumor, which consisted of the fantasies of an emotionally troubled senior at Kennebunk High School,” said Scott Gardner, who is representing 29-year-old Jill Lamontagne of Kennebunk. Lamontagne was indicted ...
Lawyer to man accused of murdering mom: Stop sending letters to the judge
Syracuse, NY -- A Syracuse man who police say was caught on camera shortly after beating his mother to death has so far professed innocence. Jamar Brown, 24, was sent to a psychiatric hospital shortly after the death of his 60-year-old mother, Sarah ...
Fox News Lawyer Takes Voluntary Leave Amid Lawsuits
Fox News lawyer Dianne Brandi is taking a voluntary leave amid multiple harassment, discrimination and retaliation lawsuits against the network. Brandi is mentioned in several lawsuits, and is a named defendant in others — including the one in which ...
Top Fox News Lawyer, Dianne Brandi, Takes Voluntary Leave - The ...
Top Fox News Lawyer, Dianne Brandi, Takes Voluntary Leave - The ...
Lawyer for Woman in Frying Pan Beating Says She Was Abused
Lawyer for Woman in Frying Pan Beating Says She Was Abused. A defense lawyer for a woman accused of fatally beating her boyfriend with two metal frying pans says that she was abused by the man. Oct. 6, 2017, at 4:06 p.m.. Lawyer for Woman in Frying ...
Lawyer for woman in frying pan beating says she was abused
CAMDEN, N.J. – A defense lawyer for a woman accused of fatally beating her boyfriend with two metal frying pans claims that she was abused by the man. A police probable cause statement shows that Maleia Cole told police she was angry that Jason Lewis ...
Lawyer takes on Google, Facebook, Twitter over terror videos
But judging Keith Altman by his resume would be underestimating the 49-year-old lawyer and his quest to make tech giants like Facebook, Twitter and Google liable for allegedly providing “material support” to followers of terror groups who commit mass ...
Fox News Says Its Top Lawyer Is Taking a 'Voluntary Leave'
Fox News said its general counsel, Dianne Brandi, is taking a voluntary leave from the news network. The network sent out a short statement on Friday and didn't provide any additional information on why Ms. Brandi is taking a leave of absence. Ms ...
Indicted Indiana Mayor Hires Ex-Clinton Prosecutor as Lawyer
Indianapolis lawyer Jackie Bennett Jr. is now representing Republican Portage Mayor James Snyder. Bennett was a top deputy to Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr, whose investigation led to Clinton's impeachment over the cover-up of his affair with White ...
Local lawyer Jay Kanzler takes over KTRS night shift
Finishing up the musical chair moves being made on the STL radio dial, KTRS-AM 550 has named local lawyer Jay Kanzler as its full-time night host. Kanzler, who has worked as a fill-in host on the station, took over the 9 p.m.-to-midnight shift on ...
This Philadelphia Lawyer Is Battling Modern-Day Segregation in Schools
Len Rieser, program coordinator at the Sheller Center for Social Justice, worked with McInerney at the Education Law Center. He says that McInerney is unique among lawyers who specialize in civil rights work. “She feels a solidarity with her clients ...
Harvey Weinstein lawyer Lisa Bloom: There was 'misconduct over a period of years'
He has, certainly, a very bad temper and that's a big part of the problem. He's well-known for that. He's a big, loud guy. People are intimidated by him. I'm not. I'm a big-mouth lawyer myself. I'll stand up to him, but if I'm a 23-year-old in his ...
Man whose kin died mysteriously is trying to hire lawyer
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A Vermont man suspected of killing his millionaire grandfather is trying to raise money to hire a lawyer to fight his family's attempt to block him from an inheritance. Nathan Carman has been called a suspect in the shooting death ...
ICE vs. California: Immigration lawyer breaks down sanctuary state law
Statements made by the acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement Friday set off another storm of concern for undocumented immigrants in California. A day after Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 54, also known as the sanctuary state law, into law, ...
Lawyer can help settle dispute with 'unknown' seller
Can I get a lawyer to help me hold them responsible? I don't know who did the work or who the corporation people are, but I do know the real estate agent who listed it. Can something be done to help us? I don't know what kind of lawyer takes care of ...
Nelly's Lawyer Responds to Rape Allegation, Calls It 'Completely Fabricated'
“Nelly is the victim of a completely fabricated allegation,” Nelly's lawyer told JustJared.com in a statement. “Our initial investigation, clearly establishes the allegation is devoid of credibility and is motivated by greed and vindictiveness. I am ...
Judge Denies Bid for New Lawyer in Shooting Outside Walmart
Judge Denies Bid for New Lawyer in Shooting Outside Walmart. A judge has denied a request for a new attorney for a man accused of firing a semi-automatic rifle at officers outside a northeastern Pennsylvania shopping center two years ago. Oct. 7, 2017 ...
Judge denies bid for new lawyer in shooting outside Walmart
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A judge has denied a request for a new attorney for a man accused of firing a semi-automatic rifle at officers outside a northeastern Pennsylvania shopping center two years ago. The Wilkes-Barre Citizens' Voice ...
Kimla C. Wilkins-Johnson, a Baltimore lawyer who had worked for Rep. Elijah E. Cummings
Funeral services were held Monday at March Life Tribute Center in Windsor Mill for Kimla C. Wilkins-Johnson, a lawyer and a former legislative aide to Rep. Elijah E. Cummings who died Aug. 28 of breast cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The ...
Harvey Weinstein's lawyer resigns as advisor
After defending her decision to represent Harvey Weinstein against numerous accusations of sexual harassment, lawyer Lisa Bloom has announced her decision to resign as the movie mogul's advisor. “I have resigned as an advisor to Harvey Weinstein,” ...
Lisa Bloom, Lawyer Advising Harvey Weinstein, Says She Has Resigned
The lawyer Lisa Bloom said on Saturday that she had resigned as an adviser to Harvey Weinstein, the high-powered film producer facing allegations of rampant sexual harassment. Her announcement came a day after a third of the all-male board of the ...
Arizona Wildcats commit Jahvon Quinerly hires lawyer amid FBI ...
Arizona Wildcats commit Jahvon Quinerly hires lawyer amid FBI ...
Arizona commit Jahvon Quinerly hires lawyer; no contact with FBI
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly said Saturday that his family has hired a lawyer, but he has not been contacted yet by federal authorities in connection with the FBI investigation into college basketball last month ...
5-Star Arizona Commit Jahvon Quinerly Hires Lawyer Amid FBI Probe
Jahvon Quinerly, a point guard in the 2018 recruiting class committed to the University of Arizona, and his family has hired a lawyer amid the FBI investigation into corruption in college basketball. Per ESPN's Jeff Borzello, Quinerly hasn't been ...
Martinez appoints top lawyer for Santa Fe County as judge
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed Santa Fe County's top lawyer fill a state District Court vacancy created by Judge Sarah Singleton's retirement. The Republican governor's appointment of County Attorney Gegory Shaffer, ...
Convicted rapist awarded joint custody​, victim's lawyer says
SANILAC COUNTY, Mich. - It could be the first case of its kind in Michigan. A judge in Sanilac County has awarded joint legal custody to a man who allegedly raped a young girl, the victim's attorney said. She was just 12 at the time and now has an 8 ...
HealthTrust lawyer facing conflict of interest charges
CONCORD - A Concord lawyer and key figure in the legal breakup of the non-profit Local Government Center empire faces serious conflict of interest and duty to former client charges brought by lawyers for the New Hampshire Supreme Court's Professional ...
Lawyer asks judge to dismiss child sex assault case stemming from thank-you letter
ELKHORN—A lawyer for a man accused of child sex assault is asking a Walworth County judge to dismiss the case because the criminal complaint is too broad for her client to adequately defend himself. After a January 2016 school presentation on sexual ...
Better call Becerra: The planet's lawyer
The attorney general of California is standing at a noisy intersection on the foggy side of San Francisco, two gas stations looming behind him, fielding questions from reporters with a puckish smile. Xavier Becerra, a longtime politician who ...
Court to Hear Free Speech Case Involving Lawyer's Threat
Court to Hear Free Speech Case Involving Lawyer's Threat. The Connecticut Supreme Court is set to hear arguments on whether a lawyer was protected by free speech rights when he threatened to get a gun and shoot two water company workers if they ...