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Pasztor's lawyer wants expert to review exam records
A lawyer for a Fort Wayne woman accused of shooting to death a former neighbor wants an expert to review records from psychological examinations conducted during a separate court case in which she admitted to killing her two children. Public defender ...
Lawyer Says 'Bachelor' Didn't Break Iowa's Hit-And-Run Law
Lawyer Says 'Bachelor' Didn't Break Iowa's Hit-And-Run Law. Lawyers for former "Bachelor" star Chris Soules' have asked a judge to dismiss the charge against him stemming from his rear-end crash that killed a farmer driving a tractor. Nov. 27, 2017, at ...
Duggan reveals pick for city's new top lawyer
Detroit — Mayor Mike Duggan on Monday announced plans to nominate Lawrence Garcia as the city's new top lawyer, replacing Melvin Butch Hollowell who will step down at the end of this year. Duggan revealed his choice just days after the city gave ...
Lawyer says nine NYPD officers bullied teen girl who accused two detectives of cuffing and raping her
Remember the story about the two NYPD narcotics detectives -- Eddie Martins and Richard Hall -- who said a teen girl they handcuffed and put into an unmarked van "consented" to have sex with them? Her lawyer said that when she went to the hospital ...
Michael Flynn's lawyer meets with members of special counsel's ...
Michael Flynn's lawyer meets with members of special counsel's ...
Donald Trump's White House Ethics Lawyer Hands In Resignation
James Schultz handed in his resignation last week, Politico reported, and he told the publication his decision to return to the firm Cozen O'Connor was not motivated by the ongoing issues with President Donald Trump's administration. Exiting the White ...
Governor picks his top lawyer for Texas Supreme Court
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott says his top attorney will replace a Texas Supreme Court justice who's awaiting confirmation for a seat on a U.S. appeals court. Jimmy Blacklock is Abbott's general counsel. The governor said Monday ...
Lawyer argues 'Bachelor' didn't break hit-and-run law
INDEPENDENCE, Iowa — Lawyers for former “Bachelor” star Chris Soules have asked a judge to dismiss the charge against him stemming from his rear-end crash that killed a farmer driving a tractor. Defense attorney Robert Montgomery argued Monday that ...
DOJ Lawyer Can't Guarantee Trump Won't Fire Bumped Leader Of Consumer Agency
Just out of CFPB hearing, where DOJ lawyer was unable to guarantee Leandra English's job. Her lawyer worried that was a bell that couldn't be “unrung.” DOJ said loss of position wouldn't be irreparable harm. pic.twitter.com/CbxRmdbrhN. — Ryan J ...
Lawyer Disbarred in Azerbaijan After Filing Torture Complaint
When a lawyer files a complaint alleging his client was beaten in custody, you would expect it to lead, at best, to justice for the victim, or at worst, to inaction. In Azerbaijan, that's sadly not the worst possible outcome. Unless something changes ...
California lawyer admits running $50 million visa-fraud scam
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A Southern California attorney pleaded guilty Monday to running a scam that authorities say collected more than $50 million from wealthy Chinese investors seeking green cards. Victoria Chan, 35, of the Los Angeles suburb of El Monte ...
Plainfield residents seek water answers as township officials lawyer up
Officials have also recently hired a lawyer, Grand Rapids-based attorney Doug Van Essen, to represent their interests. Waste Management, which now owns the closed State Disposal Landfill that contaminated the township's water wells, should pay for the ...
Lawyer accused of taking marijuana to Monroe County Jail
A lawyer has been accused of attempting to take marijuana to a former client in the Monroe County Jail, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Michael Witmer, 32, of Rochester was arrested about 12:15 p.m. Friday and charged with ...
Mistrial declared when lawyer falls asleep during murder trial - NY ...
Mistrial declared when lawyer falls asleep during murder trial - NY ...
Lawyer for John Conyers blames his alleged victim for failing to report
Another former staffer for Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., has come forward with allegations he sexually harassed her, though the congressman is continuing to aggressively cast doubt on his accusers. Deena Maher, his former deputy chief of staff, told the ...
Embattled Portland lawyer Andrew Long loses stalking defense
A Portland lawyer accused of stalking his former legal assistant failed to persuade a judge last week that his escalating statements about blood and violence — among more than 23,000 text messages and hundreds of emails he sent her in a single year ...
Mueller to Question Trump Lawyer: Did the President Obstruct Justice When He Fired James Comey?
Special counsel Robert Mueller will soon question White House counsel Don McGahn as he investigates whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice when he fired former FBI Director James Comey, CNN reports. Investigators will likely question ...
US Supreme Court Suspends the Wrong Lawyer Again
In May, the court mixed up a lawyer who was convicted of drunken driving with the incoming president of the Massachusetts state bar. Anyone who argues in front of the Supreme Court must be a member of its bar, but few of the nearly 4,000 lawyers on ...
Lawyer lost $1.6 million gambling. He allegedly stole from clients to pay for losses.
An attorney in Green County stole money from clients to help cover more than $1.6 million in gambling losses, a federal grand jury has charged. Danny P. Butler, 71, who lives in Campbellsville but had a law office in Greensburg, is charged with five ...
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski's lawyer says feds misled grand jury ...
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski's lawyer says feds misled grand jury ...
Rebuking Uber Lawyers, Judge Delays Trade Secrets Trial
The letter was written in May or June by a lawyer for Richard Jacobs, a former Uber employee, to Angela Padilla, deputy general counsel at Uber. Uber hired Mr. Jacobs in March 2016 as its manager of global intelligence and fired him in April of this ...
Greenwood '20 'Never Touched' Victim and Plans to Return to ...
Greenwood '20 'Never Touched' Victim and Plans to Return to ...
Lawyer: Conyers Has No Plan to Resign Amid Harassment Claims
Lawyer: Conyers Has No Plan to Resign Amid Harassment Claims. Lawyer says embattled U.S. Rep. John Conyers has no plans to resign amid allegations that the congressman sexually harassed several women when they worked on his staff. Nov. 29, 2017, at 9 ...
Trump Administration Lawyer Pummeled by Sotomayor and Gorsuch in Cellphone Tracking Case
In other words, after charging the government lawyer with ignoring the original meaning of the Fourth Amendment, Justice Gorsuch then all but accused that lawyer of dishonoring the memory of John Adams. I suspect that today will not go down as Dreeben ...
Why 'PeopleLaw' Must Be Essential To Your Practice As A Lawyer
Why not have a PeopleLaw practice? For any solo and/or small firm, the answer is not surprising: small firms and solos are under severe economic stress. Henderson cites Clio's 2017 Legal Trends Report. For you Biglaw peeps awaiting word about year-end ...
Lawyer for Matt Lauer accuser praises her courage as media world reacts to firing
NEW YORK -- The lawyer for a woman who made a detailed complaint about Matt Lauer is praising NBC for acting "quickly and responsibly" to fire the "Today" show host for alleged sexual abuse. NBC News fired Lauer for what it said Wednesday was ...
Uber Lawyer Says Bombshell Letter Was Act Of Extortion
That's how a top Uber lawyer on Wednesday described explosive claims made by an ex-employee turned whistleblower about the company's alleged misconduct. The claims had surfaced a day earlier during dramatic testimony in the legal battle between the ...
In Louisiana, the Poor Face the Death Penalty Without a Lawyer
The legislation, signed by Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards in June 2016, required Louisiana's state-level indigent defense agency to spend more on the overloaded local defenders—the ones who handle regular felony and misdemeanor cases—by ...
Lawyer found guilty of stealing more than $400K
BOWLING GREEN – A local lawyer accused of stealing more than $400,000 from a client was found guilty late Wednesday on all 14 counts he faced. Robert Searfoss III, 40, of Perrysburg was convicted by a jury in Wood County Common Pleas Court of two ...
Running For Baltimore's Top Prosecutor: Can This Sri Lankan American Lawyer Fix America's Deadliest City?
This is the first in a series of articles showcasing the Indian and South Asian American diaspora across the United States. In a banner year for South Asian Americans successfully seeking public office, super lawyer and former Deputy Attorney General ...
House lawyer urged contempt citations against DOJ, FBI over dossier 'stonewalling'
Agencies accused of withholding key documents, FBI witness that could shed light on whether U.S. officials relied on anti-Trump 'dossier' to justify surveillance against associates of Donald Trump; chief Washington correspondent James Rosen reports. In ...
John Conyers' lawyer says he "is not going to be pressured" by Nancy Pelosi
"Nancy Pelosi did not elect the congressman, and she sure as hell won't be the one to tell the congressman to leave," Conyers lawyer Arnold Reed told reporters in a press conference in Detroit Thursday. "He is not going to be pressured by Nancy Pelosi ...
Pelosi 'sure as hell' won't decide resignation, Conyers lawyer says
Reed, Conyers' lawyer, said the congressman has not decided whether he will resign. Reed said the decision is up to Conyers and his constituents. "John Conyers is having serious health problems; he was admitted last night, and that's what we're ...
Ex-Trump campaign aide Manafort in $11.65 million bail deal: lawyer
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has agreed to an $11.65 million bail agreement with the special counsel investigating Trump campaign ties to Russia, the longtime Republican political consultant's ...
Will Hollywood lawyer Martin Singer's pitbull tactics still work in a ...
Will Hollywood lawyer Martin Singer's pitbull tactics still work in a ...
American Detained by Military Wants a Lawyer, Government ...
American Detained by Military Wants a Lawyer, Government ...
Ex-Justice Department lawyer pleads guilty in SF in legal-document thefts
A former U.S. Justice Department lawyer living in the Bay Area was caught trying to cash in on his knowledge of sealed complaints against corporations and pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and transportation of stolen property, officials said ...