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Con artist posing as lawyer preyed on duped clients: suit
He's the lawyer version of “Catch Me If You Can” — a Manhattan con artist with a 30-year history of posing as a attorney to swindle New Yorkers. James Chiarkas, 63, used a slew of fake names and the charm of a snake-oil salesman to trick “clients ...
Colin Kaepernick's Lawyer Blasts President Trump After Filing Grievance Against NFL Owners
They also don't mean a whole lot outside of the lawyer attempting to play the PR game. As of right now, there's no known concrete evidence that NFL owners have colluded to keep the quarterback from signing with a team. Short of leaks from the league ...
Linda Fairstein vouched for Weinstein's lawyer in model-grope case: report
Fairstein helped set up a series of meetings between Weinstein's lead defense lawyer and Martha Bashford, the head of the Sex Crimes Unit in the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and a “close friend” of Fairstein's, the New York Times reported ...
Harvey Weinstein fires lawyer handling NYT lawsuit, suit not yet filed ...
Harvey Weinstein fires lawyer handling NYT lawsuit, suit not yet filed ...
Vance probing his own campaign donations from Weinstein's ex ...
Vance probing his own campaign donations from Weinstein's ex ...
Studiocanal Bows Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Child in Time,' SF-Viaplay's 'The Lawyer,' Sells to BBC Four 'Below the ...
Studiocanal Bows Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Child in Time,' SF-Viaplay's 'The Lawyer,' Sells to BBC Four 'Below the ...
Adviser or Accomplice? Spotlight Moves to Shkreli's Ex-Lawyer
The case puts Greebel in an awkward spot for a lawyer, compelling him to reveal to a jury his conversations with a client that might otherwise be privileged. Prosecutors said some communications between Greebel and Shkreli were a part of a criminal ...
Here′s the Memo the Kremlin-Linked Lawyer Took to the Meeting With Donald Trump Jr.
Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya arrived at a June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump Jr. armed with a set of talking points arguing American officials were hoodwinked into slapping human rights sanctions on Russia in 2012 and that efforts to expand ...
Why A Delaware Corporate Lawyer Went From Business-With-Purpose Skeptic to Full-Time Legal Advocate
Thus, Alexander's successful 23-year-career as a Delaware corporate lawyer was set in motion. He was a leading lawyer engaged in upholding the Milton-Friedman-theory-based law of the land: Place shareholder primacy above all else, meaning maximize ...
Stupid Lawyer Tricks: Legal Tech Edition
Within the past few weeks, we have seen report upon report of major tech-related mess-ups by lawyers, resulting in some cases in inadvertent disclosures of privileged or confidential information and in another in the failure to timely file an appeal ...
Passions Outside the Firm: Atlanta Lawyer Digs Comic Relief
A few years ago, someone paid $448,125 for a single page from Frank Miller's 1986 edition of “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns,” making it the single most valuable piece of American comic art ever sold. Atlanta lawyer Benno Rothschild, a partner at ...
Lebanon lawyer denies mishandling veteran's estate
A response filed on Oct. 9 by George Jonson, the attorney representing lawyer David Ernst, denied the allegations brought in a complaint filed on Sept. 14 on behalf of Howard Berry, father of Joshua Berry, who died on Feb. 13, 2013, following the ...
Wheelchair-bound lawyer sues NYC for $1M over accessibility
A wheelchair-bound lawyer has filed a $1 million suit against the city, claiming they've failed miserably in making a Brooklyn courthouse accessible to him and others with limited mobility. Personal injury lawyer Caner Demirayak, who​ has Muscular ...
When a Lawyer Creates His Own “Evidence,” It Shouldn't Help Him Win Millions
Should judges consider evidence that's inadmissible at trial when deciding whether to certify a class for class-action litigation? Particularly given the serious consequences of certification—most defendants settle class actions to avoid greater ...
Lawyer For Newington Murder Suspect Suggests Mental Health Defense
A Newington man who police say shot his wife to death then shot himself in the face with a shotgun has been moved from Hartford Hospital to the medical unit at MacDougall-Walker Correction Institution in Suffield, his lawyer said Monday. Michael C ...
Mipcom: Wikström Nicastro, Gladinoff, Bauer and Krim Talk About ...
Mipcom: Wikström Nicastro, Gladinoff, Bauer and Krim Talk About ...
An Uber executive's lawyer invoked LeBron James when asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from a woman who was ...
An Uber executive's lawyer invoked LeBron James when asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit from a woman who was ...
Judge to Bring in FBI and US Attorney After Plaintiffs Lawyer Suggests Witness Tampering in Hip Implant Trial
Lanier, who is the founder of Lanier Law Firm in Houston, is lead lawyer for the six plaintiffs in the hip implant trial that began on Sept. 19. He told Kinkeade, according to a transcript of the hearing, that the information in Shein's affidavit is ...
Lawyer: Man charged with killing wife has PTSD
The lawyer for a Connecticut man charged with killing his wife before shooting himself in the face says his client is a Marine Corps veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Michael Torbicki is being held on $2 million bail after his ...
Indictment: Fugitive Kentucky Lawyer Had Help in His Escape
Indictment: Fugitive Kentucky Lawyer Had Help in His Escape. A federal indictment claims a fugitive Kentucky lawyer involved in a Social Security fraud case had help in the escape plot he hatched a year before his disappearance. Oct. 17, 2017, at 10:15 ...
Lawyer: Exclude Ohio mom's killing admission due to no translator
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — A defense attorney argues a police interview in which a Chinese woman acknowledged killing her 5-year-old daughter should be excluded from her murder trial because a Chinese translator wasn't present at that point. Mingming Chen ...
Lawyer claims tax cheat is too fat for prison
TAMPA, Fla. — The attorney for a 72-year-old Florida man who was convicted in a tax scheme is using obesity to try to keep his client out of prison. Curtis Fallgatter wrote in a court filing on Monday that Stephen Donaldson Sr. doesn't have an average ...
Lawyer: Chinese mom's confession should be kept out of trial
CANTON, Ohio – A police interview in which a Chinese woman acknowledged killing her 5-year-old daughter should be excluded from her murder trial because an interpreter wasn't present, her defense attorney argued. Twenty-nine-year-old Mingming Chen ...
Lawyer: Jailed Myanmar Refugee Unable to Communicate
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A lawyer for a refugee from Myanmar jailed in New Hampshire on sexual assault charges says her client doesn't speak English and hasn't been able to communicate, and that his experiences in fleeing persecution have left him ...
Kagan on Marshall: “Greatest lawyer of the 20th century”
But after struggling to find proper qualifiers, she didn't hold back: “I don't see how anyone could disagree with this: Thurgood Marshall was the greatest lawyer of the 20th century. No one did more to advance justice.” Kagan described Marshall as “an ...
Memo Undermines Russian Lawyer's Account of Trump Tower Meeting
The Russian lawyer at the center of a controversial June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower says there was in fact no controversy. Natalia Veselnitskaya attended the meeting where Donald Trump Jr. and other Trump campaign officials hoped to Russian receive ...
Clinton lawyer pounds CNN's Chris Cillizza on email analysis piece
CNN politics reporter and editor-at-large Chris Cillizza grabbed his Outrage-Timing Stopwatch. He used this device to count the number of days that had passed before former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton denounced the conduct of ...
Teen fatally stabbed was warned about classmate's knife: lawyer
A second lawyer representing Cedeno, Robert Feldman, said the teen wasn't in court to “save time” as he was prepared his own grand-jury testimony. “Not that he wants to hide from the family or any anybody else,” the lawyer said. McCree's mother has ...
Kushner adds lawyer from Gawker case to legal team: report
Senior White House aide Jared Kushner has retained the lawyer who represented Hulk Hogan in his case against Gawker Media that eventually led to the site's shutdown, according to a new report. ADVERTISEMENT. Vanity Fair reported on Tuesday that ...
FBI informant blocked from telling Congress about Russia nuclear corruption case, lawyer says
An American businessman who worked for years undercover as an FBI confidential witness was blocked by the Obama Justice Department from telling Congress about conversations and transactions he witnessed related to the Russian nuclear industry's ...
Lansing lawyer who was removed from cases pleads the Fifth during hearing
LANSING -- A Lansing lawyer who has been removed from several cases by judges in two counties asserted her Fifth Amendment rights repeatedly Tuesday when questioned about the circumstances surrounding the finances of a man for whom she was ...
Lloyds 'Mugged' Shareholders Into 2009 HBOS Deal, Lawyer Says ...
Lloyds 'Mugged' Shareholders Into 2009 HBOS Deal, Lawyer Says ...
Lawyer: Man Charged With Murder-For-Hire Plot Was Set Up
Lawyer: Man Charged With Murder-For-Hire Plot Was Set Up. A Connecticut man has been charged in a murder-for-hire plot, but the suspect's attorney says his client was set up by police. Oct. 18, 2017, at 8:11 a.m.. Lawyer: Man Charged With ...
Dish Network Top Lawyer R. Stanton Dodge Exits to Join DraftKings
Dish Network general counsel R. Stanton Dodge is leaving the satellite operator after 21 years to join daily fantasy-sports site DraftKings as chief legal officer. Dodge assumes the role at Boston-based DraftKings on Nov. 6, reporting to CEO and co ...
'The Cranky Lawyer' Raises Eyebrows, Even on Twitter
Through several social media accounts with thousands of followers, she cuts down rivals, swings at critics and even taunts the Florida Bar. Her most notorious outlet, The Cranky Lawyer Twitter page, is rife with profanity, conspiracy theories, jabs at ...
US News – Best Lawyers® Announce New Comprehensive Lawyer Guide
Washington, D.C. – U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in rankings and consumer advice, and Best Lawyers, the world's only purely peer-reviewTM guide to top talent in the legal profession, today announced their new collaboration, the U.S ...
Colin Kaepernick's lawyer promises a 'smoking gun'
The free-agent quarterback's lawyer, Mark Geragos, said Tuesday he believes incriminating evidence that proves the NFL has blackballed his client exists. Confirming collusion, which Kaepernick is alleging, is notoriously difficult, but his lawyer does ...
Blac Chyna's Lawyer Lisa Bloom: The Kardashians 'Decided to Start a War'
Lisa Bloom and Blac Chyna attend a pre-court hearing press conference at Los Angeles Superior Court on July 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna's Relationship: A Timeline. “They decided to ...
Johnny Depp Hits Ex-Lawyer With $30M Malpractice Suit While Fighting Ex-Biz Managers
Johnny Depp looks to be cutting a wider legal swath, now going after his former lawyer while also battling his ex-business managers. In a malpractice complaint filed Tuesday, the Pirates of the Caribbean star is going after Jacob Bloom for $30 million ...
Jeff Sessions Is Not Donald Trump's Lawyer
He seemed to be making a tacit—and, occasionally, less than tacit—argument that he is somehow the lawyer for the Executive Branch, and for the president. There are compelling precedents for why this is a very dangerous attitude to have. Somewhere in ...
Lawyer who took on tobacco industry now turning to big drug manufacturers
JACKSON, Miss. -- The opioid epidemic is killing tens of thousands of Americans every year -- and one attorney is fighting it in court. As black market poison, opioids have become an American cradle-to-grave scourge. "There is an opioid-addicted baby ...
Trump is nominating a longtime antitrust lawyer as the head of the Federal Trade Commission
President Donald Trump intends to nominate Joe Simons, a longtime antitrust lawyer who has represented tech companies like Microsoft, as the next chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, a White House official confirmed on Wednesday. Trump also ...
Trump will nominate DC antitrust lawyer to chair FTC
President Trump will nominate antitrust attorney Joseph Simons for chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, a White House spokeswoman confirmed. Simons is a partner and co-chairman of the antitrust department at the law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, ...
'Secret Analysis' Pushing CFPB's Lawyer-Friendly Rule, US Senators Told
... results for both the financial services industry and its customers – while benefiting trial lawyers. At issue is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's rule that prevents banks and other companies from blocking class action lawsuits in favor of ...
That Lawyer
A few years ago I wrote an editorial on Social Security. It was based entirely on facts. Those facts were gathered from the original documents that started the program. Many people told me my information was wrong. I challenged them to provide me with ...
Top Facebook lawyer to testify before Congress in Russia probe
Facebook's general counsel, Colin Stretch, will testify before the House and Senate Intelligence Committees during hearings examining how Russians may have used social media companies to interfere in the 2016 election, a Facebook spokesperson ...
Trump Picks Joseph Simons, Corporate Antitrust Lawyer, to Lead FTC
WASHINGTON — President Trump has picked Joseph J. Simons, a veteran antitrust lawyer who has represented tech giants like Microsoft, to lead the Federal Trade Commission at a time of broad bipartisan concern over corporate consolidation and big ...
Top Twitter lawyer to testify in congressional Russia probes
Twitter will send its acting general counsel to testify before the House and Senate Intelligence committees in hearings regarding Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to a company spokesperson. Twitter's Sean Edgett will ...
Colin Kaepernick's attorney responds to Donald Trump's NFL tweets by quoting JFK
Colin Kaepernick's attorney issued a statement Thursday on Kaepernick's behalf in response to recent NFL tweets from President Donald Trump. The statement, from Kaepernick attorney Mark Geragos, quoted John F. Kennedy. "As John F. Kennedy aptly ...
Understanding The Lawyer Generation Gap, Or Millennials Are Way Too Obsequious
There's a lot of Millennial bashing in the media and most of it's stupid. Boiled down to its essence, hating on Millennials amounts to calling them weak for being on the losing end of the financial crisis every other generation dropped on them. Throw ...