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Military lawyer tackles unanswered questions for widow of fallen soldier
This image from video released by ABC shows Myeshia Johnson, La David Johnson's widow, during an interview on "Good Morning America," Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in New York. (ABC News via AP). WTVD. By Akilah Davis. Monday, October 23, 2017 09: ...
Blac Chyna About to Get Grilled Over Car Crash Lawyer Doesn't Buy Her Alibi
Blac Chyna's gonna have to jog her memory when she finally sits down and gets grilled about a 2-year-old car crash involving her BMW ... because the victim's lawyer thinks she's lying. Jon Teller, the attorney for one of the women involved in the 2015 ...
A London lawyer proposed to his girlfriend mid-air when their AirAsia plane plunged 24000 feet in just 9 minutes
British lawyer Chris Jeanes proposed to his Australian girlfriend mid-air when their Bali-bound AirAsia aircraft plunged 24,000 feet in just nine minutes, shortly after taking of from Perth, according to NBC News. AirAsia Flight QZ535, which had 145 ...
Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, campaign digital director Brad Parscale to meet with House Intel
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer is scheduled to speak Tuesday with investigators for the House probe into Russia's involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Sources familiar with the House Intelligence Committee's probe say Michael ...
NEW: Austin Harrouff lawyer again asks judge to bar new 'Dr. Phil' tapes
Austin Harrouff is transported by detectives to the Martin County Jail from St. Mary's Hospital on October 3, 2016. Harrouff, who allegedly fatally stabbed a Martin County couple in their home on August 15th, has officially been charged with two counts ...
Steven Avery's lawyer has new evidence she claims could exonerate him
The ongoing legal battle stemming from the events depicted in Netflix's Making A Murderer has a new wrinkle, as Avery's lawyer Kathleen Zellner filed a motion asking the court to reconsider its stance on the basis of new and compelling evidence ...
Des Moines lawyer faces disbarment over theft
A Des Moines lawyer, lobbyist and former school board candidate who has acknowledged stealing money from clients and committing numerous other ethical violations should be barred from practicing law, the Grievance Commission of the Iowa Supreme ...
St. Paul lawyer moonlights as junk food king on Instagram, reviewing snacks for thousands
The 28-year-old lawyer works out religiously, then eats ice cream, chips, Oreos, Ding Dongs, M&Ms — basically all of the foods that many people try to avoid — so that he can review them for his thousands of followers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ...
Trump's lawyer meets with House investigators
President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, interviewed before the House Intelligence Committee for nearly six hours in a closed-door session on Tuesday. Cohen, who has previously drawn congressional ire for speaking to reporters about ...
Lawyer for Chicago cop convicted of excessive force calls him scapegoat
This video from a dashboard camera of a Chicago police squad car shows Officer Marco Proano shoot at a moving car, wounding two teens inside it, on December 22, 2013 near 95th and LaSalle streets in the Princeton Park neighborhood. (Courtesy of the ...
Lawyer Denies Witness Tampering in Hip Implant Trial
A lawyer for DePuy Orthopaedics, the defendant in a bellwether hip implant trial in Dallas, said in a motion filed Tuesday that said she did not ask a DePuy sales representative to “do anything or communicate” with a doctor who filed an affidavit ...
Trump's former lawyer huddles with House investigators in Russia probe
Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer and a former lawyer for his business, met with the House Intelligence Committee for almost six hours Tuesday in what one committee Democrat called a “contentious” exchange. The committee also met for ...
Lawyer's bottomless brunch suit doesn't belong in court: SLA
East Village resident and lawyer Robert Halpern had sued the SLA last month over the boozy brunches, complaining that he is surrounded by 454 restaurants that sling drinks in the area. But the SLA said in its response to the Manhattan Supreme Court ...
The Latest: Lawyer seeks probation for cop who shot at teens
An attorney is seeking probation for a suspended Chicago police officer who shot into a car full of teenagers in December 2013, wounding two of them. In a filing in U.S. District Court, attorney Daniel Herbert says Officer Marco Proano should not be ...
Clinton lawyer, DNC helped bankroll research that led to Trump-Russia dossier
The Democratic National Committee and a lawyer for Hillary Clinton helped bankroll research that led to the now-infamous dossier on alleged ties between the Donald Trump campaign and Russian government operatives, a source familiar with the matter ...
LA lawyer sentenced for role in large Sacramento, Sutter County marijuana grows
A Los Angeles lawyer has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for his involvement in large-scale marijuana cultivation operations in Sacramento and Sutter counties. Nathan Hoffman, 57, was sentenced Tuesday in Sacramento by U.S. District ...
Court: Top Navy lawyer's unlawful influence tainted SEAL's San Diego rape case
The Navy's top lawyer, Vice Adm. James W. Crawford III, engaged in unlawful command influence two years ago, possibly sending an innocent Navy SEAL to prison, according to a special military court ruling handed down Tuesday. Appointed by the U.S. ...
Pecos lawyer, musician coined phrase 'Carpe Mañana'
Whether behind the handlebars of his 17-foot-long super-trike wearing a T-shirt bearing his trademarked phrase “Carpe Mañana,” storming the courthouse country-lawyer style in a three-piece suit, or on stage flamboyant in fur with a ring on every finger ...
South Bend school board picks lawyer to fill vacant seat
New South Bend Community School Corp. board member Rodolfo “Rudy” Monterrosa is sworn into office Tuesday after the board voted to appoint him to fill the at-large seat left vacant after member Maritza Robles died in September. Tribune Photo/ROBERT ...
Radio-host lawyer is reprimanded after 'angry black women' comment
A Michigan lawyer who hosts a Detroit radio program has been reprimanded after telling a probation officer that she had “angry black women's syndrome.” The Oct. 19 reprimand by consent (PDF) says lawyer Clifford Woodards of Southfield had failed to ...
Russia frees two pro-Kiev Crimea Tatar leaders from jail: lawyer
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has released from jail two prominent Crimean Tatar activists opposed to Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, their lawyer said on Wednesday. Nariman Dzhelyalov, a Crimean Tatar leader, told Reuters the two, Ilmi ...
Toys 'R' Us vendors are shipping again, lawyer says
Vendors to Toys “R” Us have resumed shipping top products, a bankruptcy lawyer said Tuesday, allowing the retailer to stock its shelves ahead of the all-important holiday season. “Inventory is on the shelves,” Joshua Sussberg, an attorney with the ...
Iowa lawyer is accused of forging client's divorce records
A western Iowa lawyer accused of forging court documents in order to conceal his inaction on a client's case should have his law license suspended for at least 18 months, according to the Grievance Commission of the Iowa Supreme Court. In responding to ...
Former US appeals court Judge Richard Posner: Get rid of lawyers
Not big companies defending themselves against small-time plaintiffs who can't afford a lawyer of their own. At least, that's the opinion of recently retired U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner, who seems to be taking as much delight in tweaking ...
Tom Jurich will sue University of Louisville if contract can't be settled, lawyer says
One of the lawyers for ousted University of Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich said his legal team intends to sue the school if the two sides can't reach a settlement over the remainder of his contract. Sheryl Snyder, of Frost Brown Todd Attorneys ...
Lawyer warns of (drug) death and (sonic) destruction at Freaky Deaky music festival
As thousands of electronic dance music fans prepare to descend on downtown this weekend for the two-day Freaky Deaky festival, a Milwaukee lawyer warns the event should be canceled over the risk dangerous drug use and music so loud it could raise the ...
Harvard Lawyer Offended that a NY Official Wants to Raise His Sons to Be Men
In what world is it offensive for a father to say that he wants to raise his sons to be men? Well, in at least one Harvard lawyer's world. Phil Oliva, chief of staff to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (who once challenged Andrew Guomo for the ...
Trump lawyer in marathon Hill grilling over Russia probe
President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, returned to the Hill on Wednesday for a second day of marathon testimony before congressional investigators probing Russian interference in the election. He stepped into the Senate Intelligence ...
Trump slams Democrats as 'disgrace' for helping to fund dossier
President Donald Trump lashed out at Democrats on Wednesday after a lawyers for Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee acknowledged helping fund the infamous dossier of alleged links between the Trump campaign and ...
Attorney says fired AD Tom Jurich might sue Louisville for breach of contract
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- A lawyer for Tom Jurich said the fired Louisville athletic director will sue the school for breach of contract if severance issues can't be resolved. Editor's Picks. Mahmoud backs Pitino; L'ville moves forward. Louisville's Anas ...
China lawyer recounts torture under Xi's 'war on law'
For Xie Yanyi it was not the physical abuse that was the hardest to endure - although his list of the deliberate cruelties inflicted upon him is long. He was kept in a stress position, crouched on a low stool, from 06:00 in the morning until 22:00 at ...
Troubled gun lawyer ordered to turn over star-studded client list
Self-proclaimed gun lawyer-to-the-stars John Chambers was ordered to fork over his extensive client list — opening the door to the feds probing movie stars and comedians who may have obtained gun permits from the troubled Brooklyn lawyer. Manhattan ...
Mel B's Lawyer Claims Singer Was 'Drugged Throughout Course of Marriage' to Estranged Husband Stephen Belafonte
The America's Got Talent judge, whose real name is Melanie Brown, claims Belafonte, whom she wed in Las Vegas in June 2007, drugged her throughout “much to most” of the relationship, according to his lawyer, Philip Cohen, as reported by multiple ...
Defence lawyer for Donald Tsang compares bribery case to Chinese martial arts novels in closing argument
The defence lawyer for Donald Tsang Yam-kuen on Thursday accused prosecutors of weaving tales about the embattled former Hong Kong leader that sounded like they were taken from the pages of Chinese martial arts novels. On the first day of his closing ...
Jodi Arias sues disbarred lawyer over tell-all book
Nurmi published the book, “Trapped with Ms. Arias: Part 1 of 3, From Getting the File to Being Ready for Trial,” to “redeem his public image as a lawyer, which he claims was tarnished by his representation of Plaintiff,” according to the lawsuit. “In ...
Baton Rouge lawyer accused of soliciting woman for prostitution, shooting man in chest
A Baton Rouge lawyer who allegedly solicited a woman for sex is accused of shooting a man who tried to come to her defense, according to arrest reports. Bradley Wood, 42, contacted a woman through an internet app used for the solicitation of ...
Peninsula Airport Commission hires outside lawyer on FAA issue
The Peninsula Airport Commission is hiring an out of town expert on federal aviation regulations to help respond to Federal Aviation Administration concerns that it may have violated the law with its multi-million-dollar support for the defunct People ...
Making A Murderer Lawyer Claims That She Has New Evidence In The Case
It's safe to say everyone and their nan was obsessed with Making A Murderer when the factually based series was first released. As the episodes went on, I got confused AF with what I believed, and I changed my mind every second. By the end, like ...
Convicted killer Jodi Arias sues her former lawyer over tell-all book
PHOENIX — Convicted killer Jodi Arias, who knifed and shot her ex-boyfriend in 2008 in his shower, filed a civil lawsuit earlier this week in Maricopa County Superior Court against her former defense lawyer. The lawsuit claims that L. Kirk Nurmi, who ...
Tea Party groups to get "substantial" payout over IRS scandal, lawyer says
The Trump administration will be apologizing to Tea Party groups that underwent extra IRS scrutiny when applying for tax-exempt status during the 2012 election, and the settlement will include a "very substantial" payout, according to a lawyer ...
Kansas City lawyer shot and killed in front of his home after dropping kids at school
Missouri police are searching for the suspect who gunned down a 39-year-old Kansas City lawyer in front of his home Wednesday morning after he had dropped off his children at school. Police were called to the home in Kansas City's Brookside ...
Police investigate shooting death of Kansas City lawyer
Neighbors and Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker identified the man as 39-year-old Thomas Pickert, a personal injury lawyer. Pickert was killed Wednesday in the upscale Brookside area of Kansas City. Police said Pickert's wife heard a gunshot ...
John C. Lowe, lawyer who sued to have women admitted to U-Va., dies at 80
John C. Lowe, a lawyer who filed suit to overturn the University of Virginia's male-only undergraduate admissions policy, and who later won a landmark First Amendment case and defended the longest-held U.S. prisoner of war in Vietnam, died Oct. 15 at ...
Lawyer shot to death on front porch after walking kids to school
(KCTV/Meredith) — A prominent Kansas City lawyer was shot dead on his front porch moments after he walked his children to school, authorities said. Police identified the man as 39-year-old Thomas Pickert, a personal injury lawyer. On Wednesday ...
Convicted killer Jodi Arias sues former lawyer over tell-all book
“He wrote the book in a selfish attempt to 'redeem' his public image and enrich himself to the extreme detriment of Ms. Arias,” her new lawyers said in the Maricopa County suit. The current inmate also alleges that Nurmi had an “unprofessional and ...
Panish Shea & Boyle LLP Partner Rahul Ravipudi Named 2017 Trial Lawyer of the Year
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Panish Shea & Boyle LLP partner Rahul Ravipudi has been named 2017 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA). The award will be presented to Mr. Ravipudi at the ...
Thurgood Marshall, Pioneering Civil Rights Lawyer and Supreme Court Justice, Knew That Black Lives Mattered
Thurgood Marshall — who was appointed the first African American Supreme Court Justice fifty years ago and is now the subject of “Marshall,” a new bio-pic starring Chadwick Boseman — liked telling stories. One of his favorite concerned his days as ...
Lawyer for FBI Informant: Clintons Engaged in 'On-the-Record Quid Pro Quo'
The Justice Department has lifted the gag order on a former FBI informant, giving him the green light to testify before Congress about what he learned in an investigation of Russian nuclear industry efforts to gain influence in the U.S. uranium ...
Report: Russian lawyer from 2016 Trump Tower meeting shared allegations with Kremlin official
The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. in June 2016 who offered damaging information on Hillary Clinton shared the allegations with Russia's prosecutor general in the months prior, according to The New York Times. Natalia Veselnitskaya ...
ESTRICH: Sacred duty for lawyers to represent those reviled
With your life and career on the line, you'd need to hire a lawyer, who would become the one person, outside your family, you could totally trust — bound by law to keep your confidences. Your new best friend would most likely be a perfect stranger ...