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Lawyer to jury: Ignore 'noise' to convict ex-jail union boss
Seabrook's lawyers say he is not guilty. They have repeatedly attack the credibility of the government's main witness, Jona Rechnitz (REHK'-nihts), calling him a con man and a liar. Nawaday told the jury that defense lawyers had decided to make the ...
A Millennial Plaintiff Lawyer Will End Climate Change
I know. The title of this post is crazy. It inflames the inner cynic in all of us. Just do me a favor. Spend a couple of minutes reading this post and then forward it on to the brightest, hungriest, most optimistic young plaintiff lawyer you know. As a ...
Lawyer: State Senator Should Resign if He Lied About Crash
Lawyer: State Senator Should Resign if He Lied About Crash. The lawyer for a woman whose car was hit by a state senator who was charged with driving under the influence says the lawmaker should resign if he lied to state troopers. Nov. 7, 2017, at 11 ...
Ex-Jail Union Boss's Lawyer: Star Witness Was Unbelievable
Ex-Jail Union Boss's Lawyer: Star Witness Was Unbelievable. The lawyer for New York City's ex-jail guard union boss says prosecutors want to convict his client in a bribery case by relying on a star witness who can't be believed. Nov. 7, 2017, at 12:43 ...
Harvey Weinstein lawyer David Boies's quiet career squashing stories for the powerful
David Boies made his name as a litigator helping break up the Microsoft monopoly and fighting for Al Gore in the Supreme Court. Until yesterday, his career helping the wealthy and powerful dispel unwanted scrutiny remained under the radar. Fresh ...
Jared Fogle Jailhouse Lawyer Wants to Help Him ... Seriously
Jared Fogle's clearly made at least one friend in prison ... because a jailhouse lawyer wants to get him out. Jared's pal, Frank Edwin Pate, filed legal docs to say there's no proof Jared traveled to engage in sex with a minor. The docs, obtained by ...
Firm behind Trump dossier met with Russian lawyer involved in Trump Jr. meeting
Glenn Simpson, a former Wall Street Journal reporter and co-founder of Fusion GPS, was with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya at a Manhattan federal courtroom just hours before the Trump Tower meeting on June 9, 2016, Fox News reported, citing a ...
Prominent Raleigh lawyer pleads guilty to embezzling client's settlement money
The rough-and-tumble career of a Raleigh lawyer who represented defendants in some of Wake County's most high-profile cases has come to a standstill for the second time this decade. Johnny Sherwood Gaskins, who has represented 20 death penalty ...
Lawyer tells court student suicide was MIT's fault
BOSTON (Reuters) - A lawyer for the father of a Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D. candidate who killed himself on campus argued in Massachusetts' highest court on Tuesday that universities could be held responsible when students commit ...
Meek Mill's Lawyer Plans to Fight Rapper's Sentencing: 'We Fully Intend to Bring Him Home'
Meek Mill's lawyer is planning to fight the rapper's minimum two-year prison sentence for violating his probation. “I met with Meek this morning and he asked me to thank his family, friends and fans for their love and support,” Mill's lawyer Brian ...
Weinstein Work Pulls Lawyer Back Into an Ethical Debate
The rules of professional conduct in New York, where Mr. Boies practices, prohibit lawyers who have not consented to the conflict from representing clients “if a reasonable lawyer would conclude” that “the representation will involve the lawyer in ...
Kaepernick lawyer disputes NFL claim that QB hasn't replied to offer of meeting with Goodell
Tuesday brought news that the NFL had offered Colin Kaepernick a chance to meet one-on-one with Commissioner Roger Goodell, but a league spokesman claimed that the free agent quarterback had yet to respond to the overture made on Oct. 31. A lawyer ...
Weinstein scandal raises questions about tactics used by super lawyer Boies
Kim Ringler, a New Jersey ethics lawyer, said lawyers aren't allowed to use fake names or aliases to gather information for cases or speak to people who oppose them in litigation without their attorneys. The same rules apply to third-party private ...
Suspect in murder of Northbrook lawyer believed to be in Philippines
The suspect in the murder of a north suburban lawyer nearly a year ago is believed to have fled the country and might be hiding in the Philippines. John G. Panaligan, 50, is wanted on a first-degree murder warrant for the killing of Jigar Patel in ...
Lawyer claims El Chapo suffering memory loss
Notorious drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán will undergo a psychological evaluation as early as next week, his lawyer said following a brief court appearance alongside his infamous client Wednesday. “Mr. Guzman has been in the U.S. since January, ...
Lawyers: Ex-Honolulu Police Chief, Wife Can't Afford Counsel
Lawyers who have been representing Kealoha and his wife in a corruption case say the couple can't afford to pay them. The lawyers suggest that the Kealoha's receive court-appointed defense attorneys from outside Hawaii. The motion says the Kealohas ...
Report: Jerry Jones Hires Lawyer, Might Sue NFL over New Roger Goodell Contract
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones reportedly has retained high-powered attorney David Boies in an attempt to block a contract extension for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Ken Belson of the New York Times reported Jones is threatening to sue the ...
Jerry Jones hired Harvey Weinstein's lawyer to bury Roger Goodell
Jones is threatening to sue the NFL and some pro-Goodell owners over the negotiations to extend the commissioner's contract, according to a New York Times report. Jones also is enlisting David Boies to litigate. The New Yorker reported this week that ...
Lakewood schools hire lawyer to defend $600000 payment for Michael Inzelbuch
The Lakewood Board of Education has hired a lawyer to defend how it pays its lawyer. At issue is board attorney Michael Inzelbuch's $600,000 retainer, a deal the New Jersey attorney general says may violate state rules because of the amount and because ...
Top Trump Lawyer Urges Extradition of Ex-Salvadoran Official
Top Trump Lawyer Urges Extradition of Ex-Salvadoran Official. The Trump administration's top Supreme Court lawyer says extraditing a former high-ranking Salvadoran official to Spain for trial on war crimes would promote good relations with an important ...
Top Trump lawyer urges extradition of ex-Salvadoran official
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Trump administration's top Supreme Court lawyer says extraditing a former high-ranking Salvadoran official to Spain for a war-crimes trial would promote good relations with an important ally against terrorism. U.S. Solicitor General ...
Suspect in lawyer's murder might have fled country, Northbrook police say
Police have issued an international red alert for the suspect in the murder of a lawyer in Northbrook after indications that the wanted man has fled the country, authorities announced Wednesday. Interpol issued a red notice for the arrest of John ...
Lawyer for cop charged in van rape disputes victim's timeline
The 18-year-old accuser gave conflicting accounts of what happened under oath and also sketched out a “virtually impossible timeline” of the alleged Sept. 15 attack, defense lawyer Mark Bederow writes in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The ...
Harvey Weinstein hires NY defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has hired Manhattan criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman to represent him in New York, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood producer said on Wednesday, days after New York police said an unidentified ...
City's Free Lawyer Program Ramps Up for Tenants
When the courtroom doors open at 9:30 a.m. in Bronx housing court, hundreds of people are already waiting to enter. Tenants with children, landlords and lawyers for both sides are all jammed into a narrow hallway. In the middle of this cacophony, a ...
Philly lawyer and social activist Lee Merritt, one of '100 Most Influential'
If Morehouse shaped Merritt as a man, and his time in Camden and Temple brought him closer to pursuing social justice, he says his dream to be a lawyer started in his hometown: Los Angeles, in particular its South Central neighborhood. Merritt was 8 ...
A New York courtroom gave every detained immigrant a lawyer. The results were staggering.
Then, he met lawyers from Brooklyn Defender Services — part of the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project, an effort to guarantee legal representation for detained immigrants. They demanded only one thing of him, he recalls: “Omar, you've got to tell ...
DC Lawyer Prom
As with every prom, there will be awards and dinner and dancing. A few years ago uber-Supreme Court advocate Lisa Blatt was the Lawyer of the Year. Without breaking the dance floor privilege in too much specificity, I can say that Lisa Blatt knows how ...
Henry Christensen III, Key Lawyer in Astor Case, Dies at 72
Henry Christensen III, a renowned trust and estates lawyer whose conflicted loyalties cast him as a pivotal witness in the trial of Anthony D. Marshall for defrauding his mother, Brooke Astor, the philanthropist and doyenne of New York society, died on ...
New Orleans lawyer's misconduct draws 'public reprimand' from state Supreme Court
However, Fuller's action drew the ire of another lawyer who said the meeting with his clients was improper and unethical and reported it to the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. The board filed a joint petition with Fuller to the State Supreme ...
Christian Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Escaped, Recaptured
International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that, with the help of two friends, Chinese Christian human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng escaped in August from his home in Shaanxi, where he was under house arrest. For 23 days, he hid in a vacation ...
Rick Pitino's lawyer denies ex-Louisville coach knew about payments to recruits
Ousted Louisville coach Rick Pitino knew about the scheme to bribe a recruit to play for him, according to an indictment released Wednesday by the government. But Pitino's lawyer forcefully denied the new detail. “The recent indictment returned in New ...
Springfield lawyer denies sex assault charges
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawyer James Martin on Thursday denied three counts of indecent assault and battery on a person over 14. Martin, in Hampden Superior Court for his arraignment, also denied a count of assault and battery. Judge David Ricciardone ...
CNN faces another racial discrimination lawsuit, lawyer says
The Atlanta lawyer whose racial discrimination suit against CNN was dismissed earlier this year says he is re-filing the class action case – this time with a new set of plaintiffs and even more alleged victims. The network news channel's alleged racial ...
Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr. offered him info from firm behind Trump dossier: report
The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump · Donald John TrumpDems win from coast to coast Falwell after Gillespie loss: 'DC should annex' Northern Virginia Dems see gains in Virginia's House of Delegates MORE Jr. during the 2016 campaign while ...
Saratoga Springs council may hire lawyer for ballot count
Commissioner of Public Works Anthony "Skip" Scirocco said the lawyer is important to certify the election. "We have to make sure there are not shenanigans," said Scirocco, who thought the meeting may be on Monday. All meetings take place in City Hall ...
Florida Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Insider Trading Case
(Reuters) - A Florida lawyer accused by U.S. prosecutors of engaging in a nearly $1 million insider trading scheme using information he improperly obtained from his law firm's databases pleaded guilty on Thursday, prosecutors said. Walter “Chet” Little ...
Russian Lawyer in Trump Meeting Looms—Silently—Over Hearing
Natalia Veselnitskaya, the lawyer at the center of a U.S. investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential vote, loomed over a New York court hearing late Thursday much the same way she has loomed over a U.S. election scandal for much of ...
For Harvey Weinstein, a New York Lawyer With a List of Celebrity Clients
As the police and prosecutors in New York and Los Angeles dig into rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein, Mr. Weinstein has hired defense lawyers on both coasts who have experience extricating celebrities from legal troubles: Blair Berk in ...
The Company Whose Lawyer Was at the Trump Tower Meeting Threatens to Break a Deal With the Feds
Prevezon Holdings attorney Faith Gay told Southern District Court Judge William H. Pauley III that the company still wants the six-month old deal, in which it agreed to pay $5.9 million without admitting guilt days before the case—alleging the company ...
Austin and San Antonio Promise a Lawyer to All Residents Facing Deportation
Everyone who faces criminal charges in America is entitled to a lawyer, regardless of immigration status. But immigration detainees don't face criminal charges, so their cases don't move through the judiciary. Rather, those cases go through the ...
Jerry Jones' lawyer: Falcons boss misleading owners on Goodell contract talks
Jones, who most recently hired Harvey Weinstein lawyer David Boies to aid his case against Goodell, has been lobbying his fellow billionaires for months about the commissioner's upcoming contract — which has seemed an inevitability but still not ...
Constitutional Lawyer Who Won Hobby Lobby Case Awaits Confirmation to 5th Circuit
Duncan has quite the track record. He is a Constitutional lawyer and represented Hobby Lobby in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Hobby Lobby case tackled the question of whether or not the Religious Freedom Act of 1993 allows ...
Whoa: Memo Presented by Russian Lawyer at Infamous Trump Tower Meeting Was Written By...Fusion GPS
The same political research firm that prepared a dossier on Trump campaign ties to Russia had unrelated information on Clinton Foundation donors that a Russian lawyer obtained and offered to President Donald Trump's eldest son last year, three sources ...
OMB lawyer Jim Carroll emerges as likely deputy White House chief of staff
White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly is eyeing senior administration lawyer Jim Carroll to take over as his principal deputy, according to senior administration officials, as Kelly continues to consolidate power in the West Wing. Carroll, currently ...
Lawyer faults early release for woman who later killed 4
MONTPELIER, Vt. – A lawyer for a Vermont woman convicted of killing three relatives and a social worker says the woman should not have been released early from an involuntarily hospitalization. David Sleigh wrote in court documents this week that Jody ...
Bodycam video shows LAPD cop planting drugs on black suspect: lawyer
The footage was obtained by CBS-LA and posted online Thursday — marking the first time that an LAPD bodycam video has ever been made public. More On: lapd · Cop posts, 'Don't drink and drive' — then gets busted for fatal DUI · Boyfriend gets 16 years ...
Ropes & Gray Lawyer Joins Crowded Race for US Soccer President
Among the candidates is a second lawyer, New York-based Ropes & Gray counsel Michael Winograd. He said he has the mix of soccer knowledge and business acumen needed to fix organizational issues facing the sport, improve opportunities for ...
Big-name lawyer apparently sues wrong companies
Tony Buzbee, a personal injury lawyer who earned millions fighting oil companies, maritime operators and insurance companies, got to the courthouse fast with his latest case representing the family of a Katy man recently killed in a rig explosion near ...
In filing case after rig explosion, lawyer apparently sues wrong companies
Tony Buzbee, the personal injury lawyer who earned millions fighting oil companies, maritime operators and insurance companies, got to the courthouse fast with his latest case representing the family of a worker recently killed in a rig explosion near ...