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Feds ask court to disqualify lawyer of Pawlowski co-defendant
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, which is prosecuting Pawlowski, Hickey and Allentown lawyer Scott Allinson, said it wants the option to call Acosta as a witness and that Goldman would have an ethical conflict if that happens. Goldman did ...
I Am A Lawyer In Recovery, And I Refuse To Be Anonymous
Chad Anderson is a lawyer practicing in Tempe, Arizona. He has been in long-term recovery from alcohol since 1999. Chad is completely open about his attendance of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. He is not the only person in recovery to choose not to ...
Pentagon upholds contempt ruling against top Guantanamo lawyer
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is upholding a contempt charge against a brigadier general who was confined to a trailer at Guantanamo Bay after he excused a detainee's civilian lawyers from participating in a hearing. The lawyers had asked to be recused, ...
Ethics lawyer says Conyers mistreated her during her years on Capitol Hill
A high-profile Washington lawyer specializing in congressional ethics said Wednesday that Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) harassed and verbally abused her when she worked for him on Capitol Hill in the 1990s and that her repeated appeals for help to ...
Defense lawyer Tylden Shaeffer to run for district attorney as a Republican
Attorney Tylden Shaeffer talks to the media Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 in his office as he announces his bid to become the Bexar County District Attorney. Shearer is running as a Republican against incumbent ... more. Photo: William Luther, Staff / San ...
Lawyer Says There Was No Racist Motivation Behind Brianna Brochu Smearing Her Bodily Fluids On Jazzy Rowe's ...
Lawyer Says There Was No Racist Motivation Behind Brianna Brochu Smearing Her Bodily Fluids On Jazzy Rowe's ...
Lawyer: Conyers won't resign House seat, did not harass women
(CNN) An attorney for embattled Rep. John Conyers told CNN on Wednesday that the Michigan Democrat will not resign as he faces an investigation by the House Ethics Committee over allegations that he sexually harassed and discriminated against ...
Student Charged With Smearing Body Fluids on Roommate's Belongings Isn't Racist, Lawyer Says
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 after former University of ...
Conyers Doesn't Plan to Resign Over Harassment Claims, Lawyer Says
His lawyer, Arnold E. Reed, said in a phone interview that Mr. Conyers, 88, denied any wrongdoing and believed that some people suggesting that he step down, including fellow Democrats, had been scheming for years to push him out as the top Democrat ...
A Growing Lawyer 'Army' Is Banding Together to Protect Immigrants
AIRP works by recruiting lawyers from big law firms through their pro bono committees. Volunteers are assigned cases referred by overburdened legal services groups. And because corporate lawyers may lack experience in immigration law, they are trained ...
Clueless in Seattle: Gay lawyer's lawsuit prompts no serious questions for reporters
Union Gospel Mission is probably Seattle's most venerable charity. Starting with the Great Depression, it has an 85-year history with the Emerald City especially in terms of its help with the homeless and the addicted. Also known as UGM, the mission ...
#JusticeForJazzy: Lawyer For Brianna Brochu Says She Shouldn't Face Hate Crime Charges
The former University of Hartford student who jeopardized the health of her black roommate by secretly smearing body fluids on her personal belongings should not be charged with a hate crime, her lawyer said. The Connecticut NAACP chapter had called ...
A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller
WASHINGTON — Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, notified the president's legal team in recent days that they could no longer discuss the special counsel's investigation, according to four people involved ...
Flynn's lawyer shuts down communications with Trump's team, a sign he may be cooperating with Mueller probe
A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn informed an attorney for President Trump this week that he can no longer discuss the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, a sign that ...
Kim Kardashian enlists celebrity lawyer to help Cyntoia Brown, Alice Johnson
“Kim asked me several weeks ago how she could help Alice Johnson in her fight for justice. We then began corresponding with Alice and her team of lawyers,” Holley told the Daily News. “Since then, Kim has championed the cause of Cyntoia Brown and ...
Misfit lawyer put on defense in 'Roman'
But no, this is a modern-day story about a man out of his time, a lawyer who had his formative experiences in the 1970s and has never really changed. It's interesting to see Washington play someone out of touch and unaware; someone who doesn't know ...
Cops tried to intimidate rape accuser out of pressing charges: lawyer ...
Cops tried to intimidate rape accuser out of pressing charges: lawyer ...
Ex-lawyer jailed for £20000 Glasgow parcel firm fraud
A former lawyer who stole £20,000 from clients and contributed to a firm going bust has been jailed for eight months. David Nightingale, 35, tricked customers of Prompt Parcel Ltd into paying invoices into his bank account when he worked there as a ...
The Latest: Zimbabwean minister was assaulted, lawyer says
The Latest on the inauguration of Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa (all times local):. 5:20 p.m.. The lawyer for a Zimbabwean Cabinet minister says he was assaulted and will appear in court Saturday as concerns grow about possible ...
NYPD cops tried to intimidate teen accusing officers of rape, lawyer claims
Chambers told her lawyer one particular cop spoke to her and her mother in their native Russian, while trying to cover his name tag on his uniform. “Anna said [the officer] was trying to manipulate a rubber band over his name tag, so she couldn't see ...
Kim Kardashian has directed her lawyers to help free a sex trafficking victim convicted of murder
Kim Kardashian West has directed her lawyers to help free a 29-year-old woman sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a man who allegedly used her for sex, an individual with knowledge of the situation confirmed to INSIDER. Cyntoia Brown fatally ...
Cedar Rapids lawyer elected to state board
DES MOINES — One Cedar Rapids lawyer was elected to the Iowa Association for Justice board, and two other lawyers — including one who lost her son — were recognized this month for their work on behalf of clients. Darin Luneckas, a work and personal ...
Flynn, Trump lawyers no longer sharing information on Mueller probe
Lawyers for Michael Flynn have informed President Trump's legal team that they can no longer share information about special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian election interference, a possible sign that Trump's former national security ...
UN experts urge China to 'immediately and unconditionally' release human rights lawyer
24 November 2017 – Voicing concern that the trial of a human rights lawyer – leading to his imprisonment – fell short of international standards, a group of United Nations rights experts has appealed to the Government for the lawyer's immediate and ...
Court rejects defense lawyer Adam Reposa's bid for early jail release
Denied bail as he serves six months in jail for contempt of court, Austin defense lawyer Adam Reposa could stay behind bars for most — if not all — of his sentence before he gets the chance to tell an appeals court that a judge botched his case ...
Teen Accusing 2 NYPD Officers Of Rape Was Bullied By Others At Hospital, Lawyer Says
The defense teams for the accused officers attempted to undermine Chambers' credibility by attacking her social media presence in a letter to the Brooklyn district attorney's office, the Post reported last month. The lawyers claimed that Chambers ...
Cyntoia Brown and Alice Johnson Get Help From Kim Kardashian's Celebrity Lawyer
Many celebrities took to Twitter this week to support a young woman who many feel is unfairly incarcerated. In a viral tweet, Kim Kardashian expressed disgust at the ruling against Cyntoia Brown. She ended her tweet with a promise: "I've called my ...
Mexico court rejects appeal to lift transgenic corn ban -lawyer
MEXICO CITY, Nov 24 (Reuters) - A Mexican court has rejected a company's appeal to lift a ban on commercial planting of transgenic corn in Mexico, passing the matter to the Supreme Court, a lawyer for the firm said on Friday. A federal court in Mexico ...
Lawyer says Conyers verbally abused her, was inappropriate
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington lawyer says Rep. John Conyers verbally abused her and acted inappropriately when she worked for him on Capitol Hill in the 1990s. Melanie Sloan told The Washington Post on Wednesday that she did not believe she ...
Carlsbad Lawyer Committed Fraud, Says Conan O'Brien Team in Joke-Theft Case
11, 2018, O'Brien's lawyers will appear with Kaseberg's attorney — Lorenzo of Carlsbad — in downtown federal court to debate the request for a new defendant response. (The 54-year-old former “Tonight Show” host won't be present, though.) Erica Van ...
Lawyer says Michigan congressman verbally abused her, acted inappropriately
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Washington lawyer says Rep. John Conyers verbally abused her and acted inappropriately when she worked for him on Capitol Hill in the 1990s. Melanie Sloan told The Washington Post on Wednesday that she did not believe she ...
Egypt imposes TV ban on lawyer who said raping women was a 'national duty'
Egypt's Supreme Council for Media Regulation has decided to impose a three-month television ban on Nabih al-Wahsh, a lawyer who earlier said that “raping women who wear jeans is a national duty”. The media regulator headed by Makram Mohammed ...
County's lawyer says sorry for citing race, politics in bid to toss suit
"George Butler is a fine man, lawyer and long-time public servant and the undersigned counsel has always counted him a friend. Undersigned counsel intended no implications of any kind by mention of the county judge's race and personally apologizes for ...
Lawyers can't ignore their clients, even if it's in their best interests
Lawyers have one fundamental job: to advocate on behalf of their clients. Once I begin advancing a position my client rejects, I've stopped being her lawyer and turned into her adversary. This principle, now at stake in a case pending before the ...
Former Jerusalem city lawyer running for mayor
Former Jerusalem city lawyer running for mayor. > Mapping the possible candidates for Jerusalem's 2018 mayoral election · >. One-on-one with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat. By Gil Hoffman. November 26, 2017 17:31 ...
Kim Kardashian Hired an Ace Lawyer to Free Cyntoia Brown and Alice Johnson
The lawyer she called is Shawn Holley, an LA-based attorney who has worked with high-profile clients like Nicole Richie and Tupac. She, along with Kim's father Robert Kardashian, was on the team of lawyers who helped O.J. Simpson win an acquittal in ...
Baker & Hostetler, In-House Lawyers Star in Baseball's Interesting Offseason
A source briefed on that matter told The American Lawyer that the Braves were represented by team general counsel Greg Heller, as well as Baker & Hostetler litigation partners Ronald Gaither Jr. and Edmund “Ned” Searby. Gaither, a longtime outside ...
Trump's 'Fake News' Attacks Could Help CNN in DOJ Lawsuit, Obama Lawyer Says
President Donald Trump's tweets on Saturday that included calling CNN “fake news” could come back to haunt him as the Justice Department fights to stop the network's owner, Time Warner, from merging with AT&T, Obama's chief White House ethics lawyer ...
Missouri high court suspends lawyer for taking client cash
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawyer has been suspended for at least six months for misusing some of his clients' money. The Southeast Missourian reports that the state Supreme Court suspended Dale Edward Gerecke last week. According to ...
Bharara: 'Substantial likelihood' Flynn lawyers are in discussions on cooperating in Mueller probe
Washington (CNN) Former US attorney Preet Bharara said Sunday that it's likely President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, is in discussions with special counsel Robert Mueller about cooperating with his investigation into ...
Lawyer hails 'fair and reasonable settlement' in LGBTQ persecution case
A lawyer for members of the military and other federal agencies who were investigated and sanctioned because of their sexual orientation says a hellish week of hard-fought negotiations led to a legal settlement. In an interview today, Doug Elliott ...
Teen 'person of interest' in grandmother's death denies involvement, lawyer says
The Florida teen held in Buffalo, New York, and considered a person of interest in the death of his grandmother is a good student, well liked by his classmates, who has no criminal history, the lawyer representing him says. Logan Mott, 15, who was ...
Exclusive: US consumer finance agency lawyer sides with Trump over succession - sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top lawyer for the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has concluded that President Donald Trump has the authority to name its acting director, three sources familiar with the matter said on Sunday, rejecting an ...
Trump White House ethics lawyer exits
The ranks of former White House ethics lawyers available to comment on the ongoing controversies engulfing President Donald Trump's administration has just grown by one — an attorney who's certain to offer a much different perspective than the most ...
Top White House lawyer prepares for questioning in Russia probe
In past independent counsel investigations, lawyers in the executive branch have tried that strategy. They've attempted to resist disclosing conversations with presidents. A government lawyer's ability to stay silent could involve both executive ...
Why Trusts And Estate Lawyers Need To Be Thought Leaders To Excel
A thought leader is a trusts and estates lawyer who the wealthy and referral sources recognize as a foremost authority in the field. Also, that trusts and estates lawyer is able to leverage his or her positioning as a thought leader to generate ...
Moscow court extends UA journo's arrest for 2 months, lawyer reportedly under pressure
Sushchenko's lawyer Mark Feygin clarified that the judge had messed up a date in his oral address as the actual verdict extended the defendant's detention period until January 30. While in a courtroom Sushchenko said that his lawyer Feygin had been ...
White House ethics lawyer resigns
James Schultz, whose work included ethics and financial disclosure issues, is planning to go back to his private practice at Cozen O'Connor, a Philadelphia-based law firm, Politico reported. "That was something Don [McGahn, the White House counsel] and ...
CFPB's top lawyer: Mick Mulvaney is in charge
The Consumer Financial Protection Board's general counsel has issued a memo to top leaders of the agency that Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney is in charge of the agency starting Monday. "Questions have been raised whether the ...
Will Cyntoia Brown be paroled? Ace lawyer joins team to free sex-trafficked teen serving life sentence for killing john
Push to free Cyntoia Brown who was sentenced to life in prison for killing 43-year-old captor when she was 16 years old in 2004. A high-powered Los Angeles attorney has joined the cadre of lawyers fighting to free Cyntoia Brown from the life sentence ...