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Craziest Lawyer Stories from 2017
One accuser said that she was even introduced to the lawyer by her pimp, and that he once paid $100-200 for sex. 7. In July, attorney Jay Adriaan Venter was listed as dead, and his fiancée confirmed that he was cremated. She even submitted a life ...
Joseph Finn trial delayed for lawyer's cancer treatments
A trial has been postponed again for a West Des Moines man charged in connection with the starvation death of his adopted daughter. Share. 248 Shares. Copy Link. Copy. {copyShortcut} to copy Link copied! AP. Updated: 9:49 AM CST Jan 1, 2018. Joseph ...
Lawyer In Ukraine Found Dead, Days After Helping Block Release Of Convicted Killer
A lawyer has been found dead in Ukraine days after helping to make sure the man convicted of causing the death of her sister was not released from prison. The body of Iryna Nozdrovska was found in a district of Kyiv on January 1, days after she was ...
Human rights lawyer 'shocked' by Hong Kong leader's dismissal of legal community's concerns on joint checkpoint plan
Prominent human rights lawyer Philip Dykes says he is “shocked and disappointed” by the Hong Kong leader's dismissal of concerns raised by the local legal community over a contentious joint checkpoint plan for the city's cross-border rail link, saying ...
Georgia lawyer wins hearing delay so he can go to Rose Bowl
Chatham County Chief Superior Court Judge Michael Karpf, a University of Georgia graduate, responded with his own tongue in cheek writing saying he “reluctantly” granted the lawyer's request. “Counsel's motion is certainly enlightening,” Karpf wrote ...
Colorado shooter was lawyer, Iraq war veteran
A man who shot and killed a Colorado deputy and wounded four others along with two civilians was an attorney and an Iraq war veteran who had posted videos online in recent months criticizing professors and law enforcement officials, authorities said ...
Green investors and bailout lawyer handed New Year's honours
Financial executives doing their bit to promote green investment in the UK featured strongly in the 2018 New Year's Honours list, while there was also recognition for a City lawyer who advised the government on its investments in bailed-out banks ...
Trump's lawyer is a specialist in securing preemptive pardons - The ...
Trump's lawyer is a specialist in securing preemptive pardons - The ...
Civil Rights Lawyer Sworn in as Top Philadelphia Prosecutor
Civil Rights Lawyer Sworn in as Top Philadelphia Prosecutor. The civil rights attorney who was elected as Philadelphia's district attorney on the promise of criminal justice reform has been sworn in to office. Jan. 2, 2018, at 1:29 p.m.. Civil Rights ...
Bhad Bhabie Hires Tiger Woods' Lawyer for Legal Help: Report ...
Bhad Bhabie Hires Tiger Woods' Lawyer for Legal Help: Report ...
The Latest: Colorado gunman was licensed as a Wyoming lawyer
A man who shot and killed a Colorado sheriff's deputy was licensed as a lawyer for five years in Wyoming before voluntarily giving up his license in 2016. Wyoming Bar Association executive director Sharon Wilkinson says Matthew Riehl practiced at a law ...
Hostage freed by Taliban now faces assault charges: lawyer
Police have laid 15 charges against Boyle, 34, including eight counts of assault, two counts of sexual assault, two counts of forcible confinement and one count of uttering death threats. A publication ban has been imposed, preventing the alleged ...
Slaying Of Activist Lawyer In Kyiv Called 'Challenge To The State'
KYIV -- Ukraine's foreign minister has called the killing of an activist attorney in Kyiv "a challenge to the state" as the authorities, facing public outrage, opened a murder investigation into the death of Iryna Nozdrovska. The Kyiv regional ...
Former Bush ethics lawyer: 'Psychologically unfit' Trump should not have nukes, should be impeached
Former George W. Bush administration ethics lawyer Richard Painter tore into President Trump on social media Tuesday for Trump's antagonistic tweet comparing his so-called "nuclear button" to that of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. "Two ...
Lawyer Lisa Bloom Paid Women to Accuse President Trump of Sexual Assault?
California lawyer Lisa Bloom's efforts included offering to sell alleged victims' stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser's mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for ...
Roy Moore's Jewish Lawyer Is a 'Passionate' Doug Jones Supporter
The lawyer Moore appeared to be referring to is Alabama defense attorney Richard Jaffe, who is indeed Jewish and has in fact worked for the Moore family. But it turns out he's also a huge supporter of Doug Jones, the Democrat who beat Moore in the ...
Fugitive Vietnamese tycoon remains in Singapore, lawyer says
A Vietnamese tycoon detained in Singapore last week remains in the city-state, one of his lawyers said on Wednesday, easing his family's immediate fears that he could face the death penalty if he were sent back home. Phan Van Anh Vu, 42, a property ...
Lawyer claims donations fall far short of high costs of defamation suit ...
Lawyer claims donations fall far short of high costs of defamation suit ...
Lawyer: Woman drops gender bias case against Trump campaign
A former organizer for Donald Trump in Iowa who filed a legal complaint accusing the campaign of gender discrimination has decided not to pursue a lawsuit, her attorney says. Elizabeth Mae Davidson received a right-to-sue letter from the U.S. Equal ...
Lawyer: Man accused of tossing teen from bridge made up story for ...
Lawyer: Man accused of tossing teen from bridge made up story for ...
Local lawyer joins school board race
Area lawyer Seth Wright filed on Wednesday for the St. Joseph School District Board of Education election, becoming the fifth candidate to join in the race. By Zach McNulty News-Press Now · Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Lawyer Seth Wright ...
Egypt using death sentences to 'settle scores,' lawyer says
At a recent conference to honor military judges, Defense Minister Sedki Sobhy dismissed those claims, saying "The military judiciary has a clear and clean record throughout its history of justice, both within the armed forces and in cooperation with ...
Trump lawyer threatens 'imminent' legal action against Steve Bannon, gives 24 hours to cease and desist
Reaction on 'Fox News @ Night' to explosive claims made about former White House strategist Steve Bannon and others. President Trump's lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter Wednesday night and threatened 'imminent' legal action against former top ...
Steptoe & Johnson Adds Seven-Lawyer Sedgwick Group
Continuing the diaspora of Sedgwick partners that has expanded this month with the firm's official dissolution, Steptoe & Johnson has added a seven-lawyer team of well-known commercial and class action litigators led by partner Stephanie Sheridan in ...
Steptoe & Johnson Adds Seven-Lawyer Sedgwick Group | The ...
Steptoe & Johnson Adds Seven-Lawyer Sedgwick Group | The ...
Trump Lawyer Demands Book Critical of President Be Shelved
WASHINGTON—A lawyer for President Donald Trump on Thursday demanded the author and publisher of a new book featuring scathing criticism of the White House halt its publication and apologize, escalating a battle that has consumed the U.S. leader's ...
Long-time Memphis lawyer Lewis Donelson III has died
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A long-time Memphis lawyer and the co-founder of one of the largest law firms in the country has died. Lewis Donelson III of Baker Donelson died on Thursday at 100 years of age. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, Donelson ...
Murder suspect fabricated story to help with horror film plot, lawyer says
A New Jersey man accused of murdering a childhood friend made up stories about killing her as part of a horror film plot, his lawyer says. Defense attorney Charles Moriarty made that claim Wednesday during a pretrial hearing in Freehold, New Jersey ...
Trump's lawyer tries to block publication of book about president's chaotic first year
It's very difficult for a public figure like Trump to win a libel suit, said Robert S. Bennett, a former federal prosecutor and Washington attorney who was President Clinton's personal lawyer and has represented numerous political figures. Sending the ...
Litigator of the Week: Loud Dallas Lawyer Wins Acquittal of Fellow Attorney by Shutting Up
But when it came time to give the crucial closing argument in the case, Finn decided to turn his volume down completely by handing that job over to his co-counsel Tiffany Talamantez, a young Dallas lawyer with four years of experience. Finn said he ...
Roy Moore's wife reveals Jewish lawyer's identity and he's a practicing Christian
The Jewish lawyer Roy Moore's wife referred to in a pre-Alabama election December rally has been identified and is, in fact, a practicing Christian. Martin Wishnatsky, who grew up in Asbury Park, N.J., was hired to work in Moore's law firm and then ...
Lawyer for NFL star accused of seducing NC man's wife has long list of famous clients
The lawyer for an NFL star accused of seducing a Huntersville man's wife has represented singer and actress Whitney Houston and numerous other pro athletes entangled in legal disputes. On his Atlanta law firm's website, Mark Trigg says he has gotten ...
At Trump's behest, top White House lawyer urged Jeff Sessions not to step aside from Russia probe
At the behest of President Trump, the White House's top lawyer called Attorney General Jeff Sessions shortly before he recused himself from the FBI investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and tried to persuade him not to do so ...
White House Lawyer Misled Trump To Prevent James Comey's Dismissal: Report
EXCLUSIVE: Mueller's Investigation reveals details of how Trump had WH counsel lobby Sessions not to recuse; how a WH lawyer tried to mislead the president about whether he could fire Comey; Preibus notes corroborate some of Comey's claims. https://t ...
Lawyer argues Texas dragging death a 'drug deal gone bad'
BEAUMONT, Texas – One of three white men convicted in the 1998 East Texas dragging death of a black man is arguing in an appeal that the killing was a "backwoods drug deal gone bad" and not racially motivated. The Beaumont Enterprise reports that ...
Pence's chief lawyer, domestic policy director leaving White House: report
Vice President Pence is losing two top aides amid an expected staff turnover in the Trump administration, according to a CNN report. The vice president's chief counsel, Mark Paoletta, and his domestic policy director, Daris Meeks, are set to leave, CNN ...
American citizen captured in Syria says he wants ACLU lawyer
Kathryn Wyer, an attorney in the Justice Department's civil division, earlier told the court that the U.S. military was working "diligently" on the case, but had not yet decided what to do with the detainee. Wyer cited case law stating the executive ...
Amid Powerball fever, Indialantic lottery lawyer offers jackpot advice
INDIALANTIC — With Saturday's Powerball jackpot zooming past the $570 million plateau, plenty of Space Coast lottery players are daydreaming of hitting the numbers, cashing their ticket immediately, ditching their job and living a fabulous new ...
Five Things I Learned After Meeting Donald Trump's New Lawyer
Charles Harder built a career on representing wealthy celebrities who didn't like how their names were being used. The Hollywood attorney picked up his biggest client yet this week, as he attempted to quash the publication of a book the President doesn ...
Shkreli Lawyer Facing Prison Hears Juror Inform Judge of Doubts ...
Shkreli Lawyer Facing Prison Hears Juror Inform Judge of Doubts ...
Trump lawyer calls NYT report a 'nothing burger' amid talk of obstruction
Also revealed in the Times story: White House lawyer Uttam Dhillon purposely misled Trump about whether he could legally fire Comey; Trump wanted to call the Russia probe out as “fabricated and politically motivated” in a letter to Comey that would ...
Lawyer for OJ Simpson threatens Las Vegas casino with $100 million lawsuit
A lawyer for O.J. Simpson has threatened a lawsuit against The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino in Las Vegas that would seek at least $100 million in damages over alleged “malice and racial prejudice” related to Simpson's banishment from the property in ...
Lawyer offers advice on avoiding common prize-money pitfalls
“Give me your number.” One lawyer who's represented 10 past Powerball winners warns those who hit the jackpot to keep quiet, avoid lottery photo opportunities and tell nobody they won. “What good could come out of telling everybody that you won $500 ...
Mueller looking at Ivanka Trump's interaction with Russian lawyer at ...
Mueller looking at Ivanka Trump's interaction with Russian lawyer at ...
US citizen taken prisoner in Syria wants ACLU lawyer
“He spoke loud and clear that he wants a lawyer and wants to challenge his detention now,” Hafetz said, adding that the detainee also indicated that he wants the ACLU to represent him. Hafetz said the detainee was born in the United States but would ...
Harvey Weinstein accuser's ex-lawyer claims producer, former ...
Harvey Weinstein accuser's ex-lawyer claims producer, former ...
Amid Powerball fever, lottery lawyer offers jackpot advice
INDIALANTIC, Fla. — With Saturday's Powerball jackpot zooming past the $570 million plateau, plenty of lottery players are daydreaming of hitting the numbers, cashing their ticket immediately, ditching their job and living a fabulous new lifestyle ...
FINRA ruling on broker's sports betting is 'moronic': lawyer
That's what a securities industry gadfly says of the recent enforcement of a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) rule against a broker who made sports handicapping picks. Longtime securities lawyer Bill Singer complains that regulators ...
Harassment Complaints Against Freeholders Cost Hunterdon $50K in Lawyer's Fees
Work performed by the attorneys also included emailing and speaking with potential witnesses, reviewing corrective actions policy, reviewing an insurance policy, drafting notice letters to employees and “email subject's counsel re: agreement.” Lawyers ...
Lawyer Uses Unconventional Style to Advocate for Families
There's a good chance you've seen Irving J. Pinsky's truck or two vans roaming around New Haven with their "Lawyer up!" and "Fast settlement" stickers and the flashing messages urging people to call "203 Attorney." "It's an institution," Pinsky said of ...