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Van Dyke's lawyer compares cop's case to black sharecroppers ...
Van Dyke's lawyer compares cop's case to black sharecroppers ...
Noah Feldman: Trump lawyer is wrong about obstruction of justice
Imagine a president who had a Mafioso friend and wanted to block his friend's prosecution because the president owed him a favor. Noah Feldman: Trump lawyer is wrong about obstruction of justice. President Donald Trump is presented by Brian Steorts ...
Kentucky lawyer who vanished pleads not guilty to escape
A Kentucky lawyer who vanished for six months to elude prison time in a Social Security fraud case now faces a much harsher sentence that could put him behind bars for the rest of his life, his attorney acknowledged Wednesday. Eric Conn was in a ...
After 15 years, ex-lawyer branded as child molester wins a reversal
The Oregon Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed the conviction of a former lawyer who was found guilty in 2002 of sexually touching a 10-year-old girl in the kitchen of a McMinnville home, in a case riddled with questionable evidence. Although ...
David Boies, Superstar Lawyer Tied to Harvey Weinstein, Isn't ...
David Boies, Superstar Lawyer Tied to Harvey Weinstein, Isn't ...
Prominent Egyptian lawyer wins human rights prize
FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 file photo, Egyptian lawyer Ragia Omran, right, speaks with lawyer Khaled Ali, during a trial session of activists facing charges on organizing unauthorized protests, at a courtroom in Cairo, Egypt. Omran won a ...
Trump's lawyer: Summer Zervos can't sue in state court. Legal expert ...
Trump's lawyer: Summer Zervos can't sue in state court. Legal expert ...
Manhattan Lawyer Who Bilked Distressed Homeowners Disbarred
A Manhattan lawyer has been disbarred after an appeals court found he cheated distressed homeowners out of tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees and monthly charges tied to a mass joinder litigation that was supposed to result in mortgage relief ...
House lawyers split over Trump Jr. claiming attorney-client privilege to avoid questions
The White House backed Trump Jr.'s claim. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that the president's son had a “legitimate reason” to invoke attorney-client privilege. “We believe that his lawyers had a legitimate reason and ...
Lawyer for cop on trial takes aim at ex-officer convicted of police brutality
NEWARK -- The defense attorney for the Bayonne police officer accused of covering up a brutality case spent nearly all day Thursday cross-examining a disgraced cop who testified against his client the previous day. The third day of the federal trial of ...
Lawyer For Girls Writer Murray Miller Retracts Claim That His Alleged Victim Wanted Money
Last month, an actress named Aurora Perrineau filed a police report in Los Angeles County accusing Murray Miller, a writer for the show Girls, of raping her when she was 17 years old. At the time, his lawyer responded by saying, “After being contacted ...
Oregon Court Reverses Ex-Lawyer's Sexual Abuse Conviction
Oregon Court Reverses Ex-Lawyer's Sexual Abuse Conviction. The Oregon Court of Appeals has reversed a conviction of a former lawyer who was sentenced to prison on charges of sexually touching a 10-year-old girl, finding problems with how the case was ...
Police: Otter Tail County prosecutor fatally shot his lawyer wife, then himself; they had recently divorced
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. –The bodies of two recently divorced attorneys were discovered in an apartment in Fergus Falls late Wednesday following what authorities say was a homicide and a suicide. A preliminary investigation shows Ryan Christopher Cheshire ...
House And Senate Tax Bills Bar Lawyer Tax Write-Offs For Costs
The House and Senate tax bills both say no for contingent fee lawyers, until the very end of the case when it is resolved. Under most contingent fee agreements, the client pays nothing (not even costs) unless there is a recovery. Under some fee ...
US lawyer defending travel ban grilled in court over Trump's tweets
Judge Pamela Harris asked government lawyer Hashim Mooppan about Trump's Nov. 29 online sharing of three anti-Muslim videos posted on Twitter by a far-right British party leader. Lawyers say that and earlier statements by Trump prove the policy is ...
US writer is detained in Cameroon, meets with lawyer
A literature professor who was detained in the Central African nation of Cameroon after writing an article critical of the government is in good spirits and has met with a lawyer, according to a colleague at New York's Stony Brook University. Patrice ...
Abbott names Austin lawyer Dustin Howell to new court bench
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday appointed Austin lawyer Dustin Howell to be the judge for a newly created state district court in Travis County. The 459th District Court was created by the Legislature in May to handle civil matters. Howell practices civil ...
Vegas lawyer who stole $16M from clients headed to prison
A Las Vegas lawyer who stole $16 million from his clients' trust funds has been sentenced to 16 to 40 years in prison. Clark County District Judge Kerry Earley sentenced Robert Graham on Friday after nearly a dozen victims testified about how he preyed ...
Lawyer says Moore accuser believes her life is in danger
Attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing one of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore's accusers, said on Friday her client Beverly Young Nelson believes her life is in danger after she accused Moore of sexual assault. “I think she's in danger, and she ...
Lawyer says ex-senator innocent of kickback plan
BOSTON (AP) — The lawyer for a former Massachusetts state senator charged with collecting up to $1 million in bribes and kickbacks says his client is “innocent of all these charges.” Brian Joyce was taken into custody without incident early Friday at ...
Lawyer for lobbyist who accused Asssemblyman Matt Dababneh of sexual misconduct seeks details about investigation
A lawyer for Sacramento lobbyist Pamela Lopez wants the state Assembly to detail how the investigation into her client's sexual misconduct claim will be conducted, saying Lopez needs assurance that politics won't influence the final conclusion. Lopez ...
Trump Urges Alabama to Vote Moore, Discrediting Accuser's Lawyer
U.S. President Donald Trump gave his most full-throated endorsement yet of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, casting aside calls to shun the former judge who's been accused of sexual misconduct while seizing on reports that questioned the credibility ...
Saakashvili announces indefinite hunger strike - lawyer
"Saakashvili declares the beginning of an indefinite hunger strike, and he will also oppose any attempts at compulsory feeding," Saakashvili's lawyer Ruslan Chernolutsky said after investigative actions against his client were completed. Also ...
Las Vegas lawyer who stole millions gets 16 to 40 years behind bars ...
Las Vegas lawyer who stole millions gets 16 to 40 years behind bars ...
No one at Michigan State knew about doctor's sexual assaults ...
No one at Michigan State knew about doctor's sexual assaults ...
UPDATE: Lawyer-pastor tries to 'send message' with Waterloo post-office protest
Denver attorney and Cedar Falls pastor Larry Stumme, left, and his wife Eleanor, center were joined by about 10 others outside the Waterloo post office on Sycamore Street downtown Saturday noon to protest the proposed tax bill now before Congress. They ...
He wanted a divorce, but wound up in jail over an unpaid $45G lawyer bill
An angry Paul Hargrove told the Daily News that a fight with his divorce lawyer over a $45,000 legal bill led to his imprisonment, with a tough-guy judge imposing the unusually harsh sentence. “I don't think it was fair at all," Hargrove told the News ...
Maryland Legal Aid advocacy director Amy Petkovsek discusses Lawyer in the Library program
A: Maryland Legal Aid developed the Lawyer in the Library program in the fall of 2015 with the Enoch Pratt Free Library system in Baltimore City, and this unique method of delivering legal services has now expanded to partnerships with libraries across ...
The Trump Family's Full-Employment Plan: A Job For Every Lawyer
I was a working lawyer in a previous life, and I rise now to praise the Trump family's latest contribution to full employment for the legal profession. Patriarch Trump, The Donald, started early as a friend of the American Bar Association, when he ...
This small-town Alabama lawyer is protecting Roy Moore's accusers
US Senate candidate Roy Moore spoke to supporters last month in Dora, Ala. Voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose Alabama's new US senator. By Margery Eagan December 11, 2017. IN 1991, Ku Klux Klan former grand wizard and Nazi sympathizer David ...
Media Beware: 'Shakedown' Lawyer Suing The Industry Over Videos Without Closed Captioning
Legal Newsline , Contributor We cover issues that affect businesses in state and federal courts Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Post written by. John O'Brien. I am the editor of Legal Newsline and the Pennsylvania Record. A ...
Why Is Lawyer Slack Becoming LawyerSmack? Live Conversation With Keith Lee
Keith wrote a post on Associate's Mind back in January explaining Lawyer Slack and giving some stats on traction — at the time roughly 10,000 messages a week. That number is now over 15,000 messages a week! What I noticed when I jumped into Lawyer ...
Hate those cheesy lawyer ads? You can thank Arizona
A 1977 U.S. Supreme Court case opened the door for lawyers across the country to advertise their services. The case originated in Arizona. Wochit. Statue Of Lady Justice In An Office. A 1977 U.S. Supreme Court ruling opened the door for lawyers ...
Lawmaker seeks end to domestic violence case, lawyer says
Carrié Solages appeared in court Monday in his domestic violence case following his November re-election, with his lawyer signaling the Democratic official wants to talk to prosecutors about a possible end to the case. The Hempstead court conference ...
Jailed Utahn Josh Holt is in 'dire' need of treatment, lawyer says, but Venezuelan officials block his transfer to ...
Jailed Utahn Josh Holt is in 'dire' need of treatment, lawyer says, but Venezuelan officials block his transfer to ...
Kayla Moore: We're Not Anti-Semitic, Our Lawyer Is Jewish
Senate candidate Roy Moore's wife dismissed allegations of anti-Semitism on Monday night by claiming that she and her husband have Jewish friends, including their lawyer. “Fake news will tell you that we don't care for Jews,” Kayla Moore told rally ...
Twitter Roasts Kayla Moore Over Cringetastic Jewish Lawyer Remarks: 'Oh, My God'
Kayla Moore might've thought she was owning the “fake news” liberal media tonight, but right now, there are a lot of Twitter users who are shocked/horrified/confused by what she had to say at her husband's senate campaign rally. Roy Moore's wife gave a ...
Former banker's lawyer argues judge misled jury in Hong Kong double murder trial
Jutting, dressed in a pale blue shirt, appeared calm and watched as his lawyer Gerard McCoy argued that the judge had "wrongly and prescriptively directed the jury". McCoy argued the judge had conflated an abnormality of mind with a psychiatric ...
Lawyers Handling Marijuana Business Operate in Hazy Legal Zone
Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult an attorney of their own. Lawyers in the burgeoning business are entering a legal gray zone where the drug is permitted for ...
Trump lawyer wants separate special prosecutor to probe DOJ ...
Trump lawyer wants separate special prosecutor to probe DOJ ...
Trump lawyer John Dowd brought down Pete Rose. They're still fighting nearly 30 years later.
The Skechers deal, if renewed, would have been worth $250,000, while the maker of Myoflex pain cream might have renewed its deal with Rose for $71,500, his lawyers alleged. In response, Dowd filed a declaration earlier this year from a woman who ...
Lawyer-Bots Are Shaking Up Jobs
Meticulous research, deep study of case law, and intricate argument-building—lawyers have used similar methods to ply their trade for hundreds of years. But they'd better watch out, because artificial intelligence is moving in on the field. As of 2016 ...
Rauner declines to explain quick reversal on top lawyer's departure
Gov. Bruce Rauner, shown in late September 2017, declined to explain why he told staffers Dennis Murashko wasn't leaving, then announced his departure hours later. (Terrence Antonio James / Chicago Tribune). Monique GarciaContact ReporterChicago ...
The Latest: Lawyer: Not clear Trump rules would affect women
A lawyer for the U.S. Department of Justice says it's not clear that new rules crafted by the Trump administration would cause any women to lose insurance coverage for birth control services. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Ethan Davis made the ...
CPS lawyer quits days after ethics report that cost Claypool his job
Internal CPS emails obtained last year by the Sun-Times showed Marmer began overseeing Jenner & Block's work for the schools almost immediately. Schuler said Claypool and Marmer disregarded the advice of the school system's in-house ethics adviser ...
Trump Jr's lawyer asks House Intel committee to probe interview leaks
President Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, through his attorney, has formally asked the House Intelligence Committee to open a review into leaks during and after his meeting last week behind closed doors with the committee. In a letter to House ...
Justice Department Lawyer Transferred for Not Telling Officials of Meeting With Dossier Author
A career Justice Department lawyer who has specialized in organized-crime issues was recently transferred from the deputy attorney general's office to another division because he failed to inform officials of a September 2016 meeting with the author of ...
Justice Dept. releases text messages from anti-Trump FBI agent, lawyer who were having affair
The Department of Justice released 90 pages of text messages late Tuesday night, many harshly critical of candidate Donald Trump, that were exchanged between an FBI lawyer and an agent who was later assigned to Robert Mueller's special counsel team ...
Doug Jones: A Lawyer in the Thick of Alabama's Big Moments
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The fact that Alabama's voters have sent a Democrat to the Senate for the first time since Howell Heflin retired in 1997 is a stunner, exceeded in incredibility only by the events that led to it — not least, that the Republican ...
Lawyer's Tell-All Book On Azerbaijani Rights Activist Sparks Allegations Of Betrayal, Backstabbing
BAKU -- The launch of Azerbaijani lawyer Elcin Qambarov's tell-all book about a prominent former client, human rights activist Leyla Yunus, has sparked accusations of backstabbing, betrayal, and impropriety. During the December 8 unveiling of The ...