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Court to hear free speech case involving lawyer's threat
When a Connecticut lawyer threatened to get a gun and shoot two water company workers if they didn't get off his property, was it a crime or were his words protected by free speech rights? That's the key question in a case the state Supreme Court is ...
Egypt's UNESCO candidate not qualified, says rights lawyer
CAIRO – A top Egyptian rights lawyer says the country's candidate for UNESCO's top job is not qualified for the post because of her silence and "sometimes complicity" in the government's repressive policies. Gamal Eid, head of the Arabic Network for ...
Tablets Replace Lawyer, Paralegal for South Dakota Inmates
Corrections officials said it's not necessary to keep paying an on-site paralegal and part-time lawyer now that inmates have around-the-clock access to an electronic legal library. Department of Corrections Secretary Denny Kaemingk said he sees the ...
Stephen Avery's 'Making A Murderer' Lawyer Accuses The State Of 'Hiding Behind Legal Technicalities'
The appeal of Making A Murderer subject Steven Avery suffered a serious setback earlier this week when a Wisconsin judge denied his request for a new trial. But now his lawyer Kathleen Zellner is firing back with a motion to vacate the decision ...
Nelly Accuser Claims Rape without Condom His Lawyer Says He Has Proof She's a Liar
The woman who claims Nelly raped her says she had been partying with him before he forced her to have sex without a condom, but Nelly's lawyer says he will expose her for what she is ... a liar. We've learned the 21-year-old Seattle resident claims she ...
Supreme Court ponders if lawyer can concede client's guilt when accused claims innocence
The lawyer told the Louisiana jury that the state would prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Robert McCoy had committed a gruesome triple homicide in 2008, murdering the son, mother and stepfather of his estranged wife. “There is no way reasonably ...
Facing the Death Penalty With a Disloyal Lawyer
WASHINGTON — Two weeks before Robert McCoy was to be tried for a triple murder, his lawyer paid him a visit. It was the summer of 2011, and the two men met in a holding cell in a Louisiana courthouse. Mr. McCoy, who was facing the death penalty, told ...
Top Anglophone lawyer enters race to unseat Cameroon's Biya
A prominent Cameroonian lawyer, Akere Tabeng Muna, has announced his presidential bid. He made the announcement via a video address on Sunday. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. Muna, 65, who hails from the Anglophone region, in the ...
Russians' lawyer says new documents show Trump Tower meeting not about dirt on Clinton
The emails provided to CNN between Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya and publicist Rob Goldstone -- who arranged the meeting with Trump Jr. -- show Veselnitskaya asked the morning of the meeting for a Russian-American lobbyist to be added ...
Lawyer charges DA and officer lied in Twin Peaks testimony
WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Dallas lawyer who represents a Hewitt man charged in the Twin Peaks case is asking a Dallas district court to order court of inquiry on the merits of accused perjury he believes was committed by police and prosecutors. F. Clinton ...
Newly disclosed email sheds light on Trump Jr. meeting with Russian lawyer
A newly disclosed email sent on the morning of a Trump Tower meeting held during last year's presidential campaign between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer raises new questions about how the key session came together. The note was written by ...
Lawyer for Reno strip clubs speaks out following council decision
The lawyer for Keshmiri Entertainment pointed to the vote itself as part of the problem. “If anyone has some leadership ability, and I'm hoping that the new city manager does. They will reconsider their vote. If you look at the tape everyone was tired ...
Sponsor spotlight: The difference between hiring a lawyer and hiring the right lawyer
If you ever get injured in a car accident, you're likely aware that it's a good idea to at least speak with a lawyer about your situation and see if they would be interested in taking your case. After all, you've got hospital bills and follow-up ...
Lakewood schools lawyer's $600G deal questioned by NJ AG
The Lakewood school board's costly contract with its lawyer may violate state education regulations, New Jersey attorney general officials say. The state, in a letter responding to a complaint filed in late August, wants more information from Lakewood ...
Lawyer: Man granted custody of child conceived in rape of 12-year-old
A rape victim's lawyer said the Sanilac County Prosecutor's Office needs to be investigated after a 27-year-old Brown City man was granted custody of a child who was conceived in the rape of a 12-year-old girl nine years ago. "There needs to be a full ...
Harvey Weinstein's Wild Weekend Involved Plenty of Lawyers
Lisa Bloom, a high-profile plaintiffs lawyer and women's rights advocate who has previously represented sexual harassment victims, defended Weinstein in The Times story and another published late last week by The American Lawyer. Bloom had joined a ...
White 'Lawyer' Goes Berserk Yelling Racist Obscenities, Gets Thrown Off Subway (WATCH)
An apparent drunk, white man shouting racist obscenities was forcefully removed from a New York City subway car by irate passengers over the weekend. Video of the Saturday afternoon incident captures the man in the midst of calling a group of black ...
From one lawyer to another: State AG endorses Durkan
Washington's high-profile, Trump-challenging Attorney General Bob Ferguson on Monday threw his support to Jenny Durkan for Mayor of Seattle. It was a lawyer-on-lawyer endorsement. Ferguson is the state's chief law enforcement official. Durkan was U.S ...
5-star Arizona recruit hires lawyer amid FBI investigation into basketball program
According to ESPN's Jeff Borzello, the family of five-star point guard Jahvon Quinerly has hired a lawyer, but hasn't been contacted by federal authorities in connection with the FBI investigation. And while the top-flight recruit wasn't explicitly ...
Russian lawyer in Trump Jr. meeting did not mention Clinton dirt, new email shows
An email written by the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort in June 2016 seems to refute the claim made by one of the parties who set up the meeting that the lawyer had damaging information about Hillary ...
Lawyer: Miami Valley Shooting Grounds has license revoked
VANDALIA, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - The lawyer of a Vandalia shooting range said the businesses' license was revoked. Miami Valley Shooting Grounds is closed for shooting during the week of October 9. They have reportedly filed for a new permit, but don't ...
Lawyer Lisa Bloom defends choice to help Harvey Weinstein
A prominent lawyer once celebrated for championing women on Monday defended her right and decision to help Harvey Weinstein navigate his crippling sex scandal. Lisa Bloom touted the $15 million she has won her clients since January as evidence of her ...
Lawyer: Filipino doctor to fight US extradition, terror case
MANILA, Philippines – A Filipino doctor accused by U.S. authorities of plotting attacks in New York City, including in concert venues and Times Square, denies that he helped finance the disrupted plot and will fight a U.S. extradition request, his ...
Woman fatally shot by police after hitting Florida cop with car was 22-year-old aspiring lawyer
The 22-year-old woman set to start at Temple University was shot and killed by a Florida police officer while celebrating her birthday, relatives and officials said Monday. The Miami Beach police officer opened fire on Maryland native Cariann Hithon ...
Lawyer wants out of contentious Maine pizza parlor dispute
A flurry of paperwork has been submitted to the court in the time since the town filed a land use complaint July 31 against Eleni and Ernest Paras, their son, Spiro Paras, and lawyer JP Nadeau, trustee of the 16 Railroad Avenue Trust. At the heart of ...
Convicted rapist won't seek custody of victim's child: lawyer
A convicted sex offender in Michigan who raped a 12-year-old girl is not seeking custody of his victim's 8-year-old son, according to his attorney. Christopher Mirasolo, 27, of Brown City, was awarded joint legal custody and shared parenting time of ...
Estranged wife's lawyer claims D'Amato called him a 'c–ksucker'
Former U.S. Senator Al D'Amato got in a heated argument with his estranged wife's attorney — who accused the ex-pol of calling him a c–ksucker” before their first divorce hearing Tuesday. “Did you call me a c–ksucker,” Katuria D'Amato's lawyer, Joseph ...
Lawyer for Slain Pitt Student's Ex Urges Him to Surrender
Lawyer for Slain Pitt Student's Ex Urges Him to Surrender. A lawyer for the ex-boyfriend of a University of Pittsburgh student who was found dead over the weekend is urging his client to turn himself in. Oct. 10, 2017, at 1:40 p.m.. Lawyer for Slain ...
Lawyer for slain Pitt student's ex urges him to surrender
PITTSBURGH – A lawyer for the ex-boyfriend of a University of Pittsburgh student who was found dead over the weekend is urging his client to turn himself in. Matthew Darby's attorney read a statement from the 21-year-old man's parents Tuesday begging ...
I'm A Lawyer, You're A Non-Lawyer. What's Wrong With Saying That?
Legal marketing professional Heather Morse contends that the term non-lawyer is offensive and a disservice to all of the firms that are being run as businesses, while Am Law Daily's Gina Passerella argues that use of the term non-lawyer reflects all ...
Weinstein hires power lawyer nicknamed 'Ms. Glacier'
... at trial and had to file for bankruptcy when the jury awarded Main Line Pictures an $8.9 million judgment that was later reduced to $7.4 million. Glaser called the nickname “funny” and told California Super Lawyers that she “sort of took it as a ...
Lawyer convicted of fraud in Aurora land deal
An Indiana lawyer has been convicted on federal fraud charges for scheming to provide falsified documents to prevent foreclosure on a nearly $2 million parcel in Aurora. In the process, federal prosecutors say, the lawyer bilked an elderly couple out ...
Lawyer challenges government investigation into Jose Fernandez's fatal crash
The findings of a state investigation that blamed the late Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez for the boating accident that killed him and two passengers are being challenged by the All Star's estate as it fights two lawsuits. The lawsuits were filed ...
Kim Zolciak Hires Lawyer Marty Singer After NeNe Leakes' 'Racist ...
Kim Zolciak Hires Lawyer Marty Singer After NeNe Leakes' 'Racist ...
Pitino's lawyer reiterates that alleged 'Coach 2' did nothing wrong
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Rick Pitino's lawyer said the University of Louisville has made a rush to judgment in essentially firing the coach and is reacting on emotion, not facts. Steve Pence called into the Ramsey and Rutherford show on KRD 790 on ...
Ahmadi Lawyer, wife and son shot dead in Pakistan
A lawyer, his wife, and 2-year-old son were shot dead by unidentified gunmen who on early Monday stormed their home located in Rehman Garden in Sheikhupura and opened fire. The five-year-old son of Advocate Rauf Ahmad Thakur miraculously survived ...
Police in China's Hubei Target Outspoken Wife of 'Disappeared' Human Rights Lawyer
Authorities in the central Chinese province of Hubei on Wednesday questioned the wife of 'disappeared' human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang, amid an ongoing operation targeting rights lawyers and their families nationwide. Several unidentified officials ...
A Lawyer Explains Who Really Owns Your Tattoos
My opinion as a lawyer, and where I think courts would come out on a lot of this stuff, is that when a tattoo artist gives somebody a tattoo, it is accompanied by a very broad implied license. That's certainly going to include the rights for that ...
Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr.: 'I would have' contacted Clinton ...
Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr.: 'I would have' contacted Clinton ...
Lawyer: Man Jumped on Hood of School Bus to Avoid Being Hit
Baltimore police arrested a man in a bizarre case of road rage last Thursday, after a video showed him clinging to the front of a moving school bus and banging on the hood while demanding the driver open the door. Baltimore County police said the man ...
Harvey Weinstein Adds Criminal Lawyers to Team
It's been a roster churn of lawyers for Weinstein in the past week. He's lost Lisa Bloom and Lanny Davis, but brought aboard Patty Glaser to deal with his termination from The Weinstein Company. Also by Weinstein's side is Charles Harder, who has said ...
Lawyer for Brooklyn teacher accused of sexually abusing 16-year-old student says he's an extortion plot victim
A Brooklyn high school teacher charged with sexually abusing a student may be the victim of an extortion plot, his defense lawyer claims. Mervyn Affoon, 52, is accused of groping and later having sex with a 16-year-old boy since February in his ...
The Latest: Lawyer denies arrested LSU student hazed anyone
An attorney for one of 10 people facing hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge says his client didn't participate in hazing or provide anyone with alcohol on the night before the 18-year-old died. David Bourland ...
Lawyer calls report on deadly police shooting 'whitewash'
STAMFORD, Conn. — The lawyer for the family of a Connecticut man killed in a standoff with police says they reject a finding that the 25-year-old provoked Stamford officers into shooting him. John Williams, who represents the parents of Dylan Pape ...
Springfield murder defendant Erick Buchanon gets 6th lawyer
SPRINGFIELD -- Erick Buchanon, accused of the 2015 fatal stabbing of Salina Merritt, on Wednesday had his sixth lawyer appointed to his case. Buchanon has been in Hampden Superior Court repeatedly as lawyer after lawyer reports he or she cannot work ...
Man accused of killing teen daughter wants new lawyer
TAMPA (FOX 13) - The man accused of killing his teen daughter says he and his lawyer are not getting along, just days after he was arrested. "From the beginning, we haven't had a good working relationship," Shannon explained to a judge. Shannon says he ...
New York lawyer gets two years in prison for tax evasion scheme
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York lawyer charged with failing to report more than $3 million of income from tax shelter and other transactions he handled at the law firm Herrick Feinstein, where he led the tax practice, was sentenced to two years in ...
Lawyer: Regions Hospital wasn't honest with family of discarded stillborn child
Attorneys, from left, Artie Martinez, Chris Messerly and Elizabeth Fors represent the Hernandez family during a news conference in Minneapolis on Wednesday, Oct. 11 2017. Esmeralda Hernandez's is suing Regions Hospital for disposing of her stillborn ...
“This isn't Denver,” my lawyer said: Not all of Colorado loves legal weed
My lawyer thought otherwise. “This isn't Denver,” she told me, after I presented my points. “You were arrested in Sterling, and the people here hate marijuana. A jury trial will be pointless. No matter the evidence, they will choose to prosecute you ...
Lawyer: Investigation into Maui mayor's spending is a 'witch hunt'
Investigators said part of their work was frustrated, alleging Mayor Arakawa's wife Ann told some nonprofit officials not to cooperate. But Arakawa and his lawyer said those allegations are off base. “This is beginning to look like a witch hunt,” said ...