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Bill Clinton's Lawyer on Sex Claims: 'Facts Matter'
To the Editor: Re “Reviving a Question: 'What About Bill?,' ” by Peter Baker (Washington Memo, Nov. 16), about sexual misconduct claims against Bill Clinton: It is true that all victims matter, but facts matter as well. The “emerging revisionism” that ...
Lawyer: Cuomo's cronies shouldn't handle appointee sex-harassment claims
A lawyer for the woman accusing Gov. Cuomo of ignoring her sex-harassment claims against one of his appointees is demanding an independent investigation. The governor's office has said the state launched three inquiries into accusations by upstate DMV ...
Publicist Who Set Up Trump Jr., Russian Lawyer Meeting Ready To Talk To Mueller
WASHINGTON (CNN) — The British publicist who set up a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between a Russian lawyer and several members of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign team says he's open to speaking with special counsel Robert ...
Some WH aides anxious over Russia probe despite reassurances from Trump lawyer: report
Various White House aides have expressed concern regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, despite reassurances from White House lawyer Ty Cobb, according to The ...
Lawyer: Kushner is 'the hero' in campaign emails regarding Russia
Jared Kushner's lawyer said Sunday the Senate Judiciary Committee has “jumped the gun” in accusing Trump's son-in-law, who is also a White House senior adviser, of not disclosing documents discussing WikiLeaks and Russian overtures during the 2016 ...
Topeka lawyer placed on legal probation for three years
8, 2011, in the outcome of her case and asked that a lawyer be appointed to represent her. Works was appointed to represent the client in the appeal, but Works didn't take any action, and the case was dismissed. The client filed a complaint against ...
Burlington lawyer joins US Supreme Court Bar
It would be surprising if Amy Berry ever argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, but the Burlington worker's compensation attorney could. “I think it's more of the prestige of being able to, and one of the other things that I thought was great ...
Sean Hannity got a scathing response when he asked one of Roy Moore's accusers to appear on his show
Paula Cobia, an attorney representing one of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's accusers, slammed Fox News host Sean Hannity after he invited her client onto his show. Cobia said it was "laughable" to assume Hannity was "capable of conducting a ...
Moorhead lawyer fights two-decade war on circumcision
Attorney Zenas Baer at his home in Moorhead. Baer, who has a legal office in Hawley, Minn., has strived for years to bring awareness to the issue of infant circumcision. Dave Olson / Forum News Service. MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you listen to public radio ...
Ropes & Gray's Next Chair Will Be a Woman
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Defense lawyer: Mladic may not be fit to hear verdicts
THE HAGUE, Netherlands – A lawyer for Gen. Ratko Mladic says it is not certain the former Bosnian Serb military commander will show up in a United Nations courtroom when judges deliver their verdicts in his long-running trial for allegedly ...
Lawyer For Roy Moore Accuser Delivers Blistering Takedown of Sean Hannity
Fox News host Sean Hannity may still be smarting from the blistering rejection letter he received from Paula Cobia, a lawyer representing one of the women who has accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual harassment. Hannity, who has ...
Uber driver hires lawyer who represented Jameis Winston's accuser from FSU
When defending himself against a new set of accusations, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston will be facing a familiar foe. Via ESPN.com, attorney John Clune is representing the still-unnamed Uber driver who contends that Winston groped her in March ...
Kushner Lawyer: Senate Investigative Committee Playing 'Gotcha Game'
“If you look at the content of these emails, he's the hero,” Kushner lawyer Abbe Lowell told CNN. “He's the one who's saying there shouldn't be any contact with foreign officials or foreign entities. That's what the Senate Judiciary Committee should ...
Kushner Lawyer On Bipartisan Ask For Missing Docs: 'Partisan Gotcha Game'
A lawyer for White House adviser Jared Kushner on Sunday defended his client against a bipartisan letter from the Senate Judiciary Committee that claimed Kushner had failed to turn over documents relevant to their probe into Russian meddling in the ...
Trump Hasn't Fired Mueller Yet Because His Lawyer Is Blowing Sunshine
The apparent reason for his serenity is that his lawyer, Ty Cobb, has placated Trump with promises that Mueller's probe would be over soon. “The president himself, however, has warmed to Cobb's optimistic message on Mueller's probe. Cobb had initially ...
'Roman J. Israel, Esq.' review: Denzel Washington is an activist lawyer in a pickle
Denzel Washington portrays an idealistic throwback of a criminal defense attorney in "Roman J. Israel, Esq." (Glen Wilson/Sony Pictures). Michael PhillipsContact ReporterChicago Tribune. By the time a movie star of verifiable acting ability has been ...
Lawyer is suspended partly for bringing toothbrushes and red pepper to prison client
A Wisconsin lawyer has been suspended for four months for bringing toothbrushes to an imprisoned client and for failing to adequately communicate with a drunken driving client. The Wisconsin Supreme Court suspended lawyer Steven M. Cohen of Madison ...
Roman Polanski Hasn't Visited Sharon Tate and Son's Graves Since Murder, Says Lawyer
After Manson's death Sunday at the age of 83, Polanski's lawyer Harland Braun tells PEOPLE the director still longs to visit his wife and child's burial plots in Los Angeles. The Oscar winner has not returned to the United States since fleeing the ...
Antitrust lawyer admits to scheme to defraud New York law firms
(Reuters) - An antitrust lawyer pleaded guilty on Monday to federal charges that she conspired with her husband to use two bogus vendors to defraud two New York law firms out of $7.8 million. Keila Ravelo, who prior to her 2014 arrest had been a ...
Lawyer for former Trump campaign aide may have conflict of interest in Russia investigation, Mueller says
WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller says a lawyer for one of Donald Trump's former campaign aides may have a conflict of interest. Mueller is investigating possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. In court papers ...
Lawer Gary Allen says, pro bono is a 'salve that masks a larger problem'
The term “pro bono,” is short for pro bono publico, a Latin term that translates as “for the public good.” In the legal profession, pro bono work refers to the services that lawyers provide for free to people who cannot afford it. Lawyers feel the duty ...
A lawyer for the nursing home that overheated after Irma sent a letter to Congress. Here are 3 eye-grabbing quotes.
The facility's lawyer, Geoffrey D. Smith, wrote it as a response to an October 20, 2017 fact-finding inquiry from the House of Representative's Committee on Energy and Commerce. It had some pretty fascinating passages. Here are three of the most ...
DOJ wouldn't bring case against A&T unless confident it could win, says antitrust lawyer
As the Department of Justice goes after the AT&T-Time Warner merger, it has the odds in its favor, antitrust attorney David Goodfriend told CNBC. He said 29 of the last 30 times the Justice Department has brought this kind of injunctive claim, it has ...
Lawyer admits bilking 2 law firms out of millions
NEWARK -- An attorney from Englewood Cliffs admitted she and her husband created companies that charged two New York law firms millions of dollars for services that were never provided, the U.S. Attorney's Office said Monday. Keila Ravelo, 52, pleaded ...
China sentences prominent rights lawyer to 2 years in prison
BEIJING – A court in central China has sentenced a prominent human rights lawyer to two years in prison on the vague charge of inciting subversion of state power, the latest verdict to be handed down in a sweeping crackdown on activism. The ...
China Finds Lawyer Who Exposed Torture Allegations Guilty of Inciting Subversion
BEIJING — A Chinese human rights lawyer who has supported the families of other lawyers and activists detained in a sweeping crackdown since 2015 was declared guilty on Tuesday of inciting subversion by a court in southern China and sentenced to two ...
China jails prominent human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong
A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer has been jailed for two years, the latest conviction in Beijing's crackdown on rights activists. Jiang Tianyong was found guilty of inciting subversion of state power and defaming China's political system. His ...
China jails yet another human rights lawyer in ongoing crackdown on dissent
BEIJING — A Chinese court on Tuesday convicted a prominent human rights lawyer of “inciting subversion of state power,” a vague charge often used to jail critics of the Chinese Communist Party, and sentenced him to two years in prison. Jiang Tianyong ...
Chinese Court Jails Rights Lawyer for Two Years for Inciting Subversion
FILE PHOTO: Pro-democracy demonstrators hold up portraits of Chinese disbarred lawyer Jiang Tianyong, demanding his release, during a demonstration outside the Chinese liaison office in Hong Kong, China December 23, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu ...
Brianna Brochu Lawyer Doesn't Expect Hate-Crime Charge In UHart Roommate Case
Brianna Brochu, the former University of Hartford student accused of harassing her roommate by smearing bodily fluid on the roommate's backpack and tampering with other items made a brief appearance in court Tuesday, and her lawyer said he does not ...
New lawyer in murder case
A trial date of April 16 has been set for Brown, who is charged in the May 2009, murder of Ashten Jackson, who was found in a field on the East Side. The trial has been delayed several times by mistrials and appeals. Tony Meranto, Brown's previous ...
Lawyer: Ex-student charged in body fluids case isn't racist
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The lawyer for a former Connecticut college student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings said Tuesday that he doesn't expect authorities to file hate crime charges. Attorney Tom Stevens' comments came ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Unlikely Conyers unaware of settlement
An attorney says it's highly unlikely that Michigan Congressman John Conyers wouldn't be aware of a settlement with a former aide who says she was fired after spurning his sexual advances. Washington-based lawyer Les Alderman has represented victims ...
Vinson & Elkins lawyer leaves for Kirkland & Ellis
Houston lawyer Julian Seiguer has joined the law firm Kirkland & Ellis as a partner in the firm's capital markets practice group. Before making the switch, Seiguer was a partner at Vinson & Elkins in Houston. RELATED: New law firms spur job hopping ...
Portland Public Schools' new top lawyer quits
Guerrero said he has hired an experienced local lawyer, Elizabeth Large, to serve as the district's interim general counsel. "I am looking forward to collaborating closely with her as we proactively work towards the resolution of all current litigation ...
Portland schools' top lawyer lacks an Oregon law license
State board publications say that anyone who is not an active member of the Oregon bar but "appears in court on behalf of others, drafts or selects legal documents, advises others of legal rights, ... holds him or herself out to be a lawyer, or has a ...
As More Partners Depart, Sedgwick Confirms Plans to Close
“We have concluded that the best way to allow our lawyers to continue providing great service to our clients is by ceasing operations and moving to other excellent law firms,” said the firm in a statement. “We are pleased that most of our lawyers and ...
Bill Cosby Can Be Sued Over Lawyer's Threats to Sue Media
A California appeals court on Tuesday said the letters Cosby's lawyer Martin Singer sent in 2014 to ABC's “Good Morning America” and other media outlets, after Janice Dickinson first went public with her accusations, were “a bluff intended to frighten ...
Before He Was AT&T's Lawyer, He Was Trump's Lawyer
The lawyer charged with defending AT&T Inc.'s takeover of Time Warner Inc. in court fits the part in a drama that has already featured plenty of big personalities and unexpected twists. Trial attorney Daniel Petrocelli's client list over the years has ...
Defense lawyer says Ratko Mladic to appeal war crimes tribunal convictions
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Defense lawyer says Ratko Mladic to appeal war crimes tribunal convictions. Trending Now. Here's where to see Christmas lights in Tampa Bay · Life in prison, not death, for Adam Matos, Pasco jury decides · Teen idol David ...
Former BigLaw lawyer pleads guilty in multimillion-dollar phony invoice scheme
Ravelo's lawyer, Steven Sadow, said after Feliz's 2015 guilty plea that Ravelo “acted as Feliz coercively demanded—not freely, voluntarily or with criminal intent.” In a statement released Monday, Sadow said Ravelo took responsibility for her conduct ...
Oregon State Bar Investigates Unlicensed School Lawyer
Oregon State Bar Investigates Unlicensed School Lawyer. The Oregon State Bar has launched an investigation into the general counsel for Portland Public Schools to see if he illegally practiced law by serving as the district's top lawyer while ...
Judge turns tables on lawyer by extending his probation for a year rather than cutting it
A Wauwatosa lawyer convicted of theft came to court Tuesday expecting an early end to his 18-month probation sentence, as recommended by the Department of Corrections. Instead, Waukesha County Circuit Judge Michael Aprahamian extended the ...
Lawyer for teen who smeared bodily fluids on roommate's belongings says she shouldn't face hate crime charges
The former University of Hartford student charged with desecrating her former roommate's belongings likely won't be charged with a hate crime, her lawyer said. Brianna Brochu, who is white, was tossed from the Connecticut college after admitting in an ...
Bush ethics lawyer: Conway should be fired for violating law
The ethics chief for former President George W. Bush said Wednesday that Kellyanne Conway should be fired for her comments about the Alabama Senate race. Richard Painter tweeted that Conway's interview, in which she criticized Democratic candidate ...
The 'lawyer dog' Louisiana Supreme Court justice has also made controversial comments on talk radio
The Louisiana Supreme Court received some national ridicule last month for what has now become known as the “lawyer dog” case. In that case, during questioning from police, a suspect replied, “If y'all think I did it, I know that I didn't do it so why ...
Democratic chair, candidate 'lawyer up' in primary case
BRIDGEPORT - City Democratic Party Chairman Mario Testa and his bartender and hand-picked candidate for city council are refusing to testify at a court hearing Friday on allegations of mishandling of absentee ballots during the recent special primary ...
Oregon State Bar investigates unlicensed school lawyer
PORTLAND – The Oregon State Bar has launched an investigation into the general counsel for Portland Public Schools to see if he illegally practiced law by serving as the district's top lawyer while unlicensed in the state. The Oregonian/OregonLive ...
CenturyLink facing pit bull of a lawyer with a record of biting over billing questions
That's particularly fortuitous for fed up CenturyLink customers in Central Florida who will have easy access to one of the lawyers. Take, for example, Robin Brubaker, who was promised a price of $126.90 a month for internet and basic Prism TV when she ...