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An Einstein for the Subways? A Lawyer Suggests a 'Genius' Fix
It has been about a month since Craig Avedisian was declared an almost-genius, a finalist in a “genius challenge” contest with a $1 million prize. Whatever else is going on in the right and left hemispheres of his brain, the designation has not sunk in ...
Christie's top lawyer survived Bridgegate, fought opioids and is now talking about it
Christopher Porrino was five days from starting his new job as chief counsel to the governor of New Jersey in January 2014 when the call came telling him he'd have to start early. "I was asked if I could be up at Drumthwacket by noon," Porrino said ...
Larry Franklin, the legendary, successful and generous Kentucky trial lawyer, has died
Larry Franklin, a plain-spoken Shively native who went on to become one of Kentucky's most successful trial lawyers, settling more than 20 cases for $1 million or more and winning the state's largest medical malpractice verdict, $27.6 million, died ...
Lawyer denies President Trump had sexual encounter with porn star in 2006
Sandra Bookman has more on reports that President Trump had a sexual enconter with a porn star in 2006. AP. Sunday, January 14, 2018 04:42PM. WASHINGTON --. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer brokered a $130,000 payment to a porn actress to ...
11alive.com | Georgia-born civil rights lawyer, activist dies at age 101
Georgia lost a true civil rights legend on Friday, when attorney and activist Frankie Muse Freeman, whose landmark court battle ended legal public housing discrimination in St. Louis, died. She was 101. Born Marie Frankie Muse on Nov. 24, 1916, Freeman ...
Mitchell, sued over inmate-food records, says he's following lawyer's advice
Lawrence County Sheriff Gene Mitchell said he isn't losing sleep about being named in a lawsuit for not turning over records involving funds allocated to feeding jail inmates. The groups suing him and 48 other Alabama sheriffs think he should be. The ...
Lawyers and Technology: Frenemies or Collaborators?
The relationship between lawyers and technology is complicated. Many lawyers—especially those that did not grow up with computers—have a curious ambivalence towards it. They adopt technology for personal use but are reticent to embrace it ...
How Trusts And Estates Lawyers Can Profit By Facilitating Super-Rich Solutions
Astute private client lawyers who can support and enhance the delivery of super-rich solutions for wealthy clients have enormous business development opportunities. What clearly came out in the research was that the expertise of private client lawyers ...
Jury finds Atlantic City lawyer guilty of sex assault of girl, prosecutor says
MAYS LANDING — An Atlantic City lawyer, previously acquitted of sexual assault charges on a teenage girl, was found guilty Friday on similar charges, according to a statement Monday by the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. David Alcantara, 59, was ...
Lloyd Hull, veteran, lawyer, civic leader, dies at 95
GREENWICH — Lloyd Hull, a lawyer and World War II veteran who took part in two of the largest invasions of the war, in both the Atlantic and the Pacific theaters, died over the weekend. He was 95. An exhibit based on Hull's wartime experiences is on ...
To Try to Save Client's Life, a Lawyer Ignored His Wishes. Can He ...
To Try to Save Client's Life, a Lawyer Ignored His Wishes. Can He ...
Huntington lawyer aimed gun at client, cops say
Police said Pierre Bazile, of Huntington Station, was charged Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, after he pulled out a handgun during an argument with a client. Photo Credit: SCPD. By Zachary R. Dowdy [email protected] Updated January 15, 2018 10:03 PM ...
China Rights Lawyer Says Legal License Revoked After Criticizing President Xi Jinping
FILE PHOTO: Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a joint press briefing with French President Emmanuel Macron, not shown, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China January 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mark Schiefelbei/Pool Reuters. By Christian ...
Lawyer demands release, while IDF pursues jail time for Palestinian teen
Lawyer demands release, while IDF pursues jail time for Palestinian teen. > Military court still mulls jailing of Tamimi teen until end of her trial · >. Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers during protest for Ahed Tamimi. By Yonah Jeremy Bob ...
Two Singapore Airbnb hosts to plead guilty to illegal letting charges: lawyer
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Two Airbnb hosts charged in Singapore with unauthorized short-term letting of four apartments are expected to plead guilty next month, their lawyer said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: A 3D printed people's models are seen in front of a ...
Former lawyer caught in meth net
A police effort to address a plague of crystal methamphetamine use in Merrimack has resulted in an early arrest — former criminal defense lawyer and convicted meth dealer Paul Bennett. Bennett was arrested Thursday after allegedly selling a gram of ...
Google foe's lawyer has history fighting for right-wing views
Lawyer Harmeet Dhillon speaks on Jan. 8 beside client James Damore, who's suing Google after his firing over a controversial memo. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group). By Ethan Baron | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group. PUBLISHED: January ...
Lawyer: Charges possible in connection with Vegas shooting
The judge Tuesday didn't order the Vegas police records released as requested by a lawyer for media organizations, including The Associated Press. Cadish said she might review the documents privately before making them public. "It only makes sense that ...
'He shot them both,' defense lawyer says of illegal immigrant accused of killing two cops
There's never been much dispute over whether Luis Bracamontes shot and killed two Sacramento-area deputies in October 2014. He has repeatedly admitted to it in court hearings, and at the start of his trial Tuesday his own lawyer essentially convicted ...
Report: Corey Lewandowski hires lawyer for Russia investigation ...
Report: Corey Lewandowski hires lawyer for Russia investigation ...
Legendary Dallas Trial Lawyer Doug Mulder Dies
Doug Mulder, a legendary Dallas trial lawyer whose courtroom skills led him to have a hand in prosecuting and defending some of North Texas' most sensational criminal cases, died of a stroke Sunday. He was 79. Mulder's courtroom talents were first ...
Police investigating charges against others in Las Vegas strip massacre, lawyer says
After hearing from Crosby and media lawyers, Cadish said she would issue a written ruling on the matter next week. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did not immediately respond to questions from CNN about Crosby's statements in court. The ...
Supreme Court Skeptical of Lawyer's Conduct in Death Penalty Case
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday seemed inclined to side with Robert McCoy, who was sentenced to death in Louisiana after his own lawyer told the jury he was guilty of a triple murder. Mr. McCoy had insisted that he was innocent and had ...
Newly leaked phone recording reveals Rod Blagojevich's honest intentions: lawyer
In response, Blagojevich argued that the deal he tried to make for the senate seat was for the benefit of the people of Illinois, not for himself. Blagojevich argued that he tried to negotiate a deal to appoint Lisa Madigan to the Senate in exchange ...
Lawyer: Kettle's surreptitious photos of girlfriend on iPad prompted probe
COVENTRY, R.I. — The end of state Sen. Nicholas Kettle's two-year relationship with a woman — and the start of a state police investigation — began last week when Kettle's girlfriend saw images of herself, apparently taken surreptitiously, on Kettle ...
McKayla Maroney's lawyer: USA Gymnastics relented only when others offered to pay fine
On Wednesday, Maroney's lawyer issued a response. Attorney John Manly said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports that USA Gymnastics only issued its statement less than 24 hours earlier "because people were outraged at USAG's behavior toward Ms. Maroney ...
Camille Grammer's lawyer fiancé has a shady past
David Meyer — who made his debut on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” last week as Camille Grammer's new fiancé — is a lawyer with a past. Meyer once represented con artist Troy Stratos, who was sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison in 2016 for ...
In Supreme Court, Skepticism Of Lawyer Who Overrode Client's Wish To Plead Not Guilty
Updated at 8 p.m. ET. The case before the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday had a surprise plot twist. Jurors were told that the accused was guilty of a triple murder — but the lawyer making that statement was not the prosecutor; he was the defense ...
Lawyer: Woman was having psychotic episode when left in cold
BALTIMORE (AP) — An attorney for a woman who was left outside a Baltimore hospital wearing a patient gown and socks on a frigid night says she was having a psychotic episode when the institution turned its back on her. The Baltimore Sun reports that J ...
Ty Cobb, Trump's lawyer, says president "very eager" to talk to Mueller
President Trump's attorney Ty Cobb says the president is "very eager" to speak to special counsel Robert Mueller for his Russia investigation. In an interview with CBS News' chief White House correspondent Major Garrett on this week's "The Takeout ...
White House Lawyer Asked Bannon to Cite Privilege
Steve Bannon, the former chief strategist for President Donald Trump, was asked formally by a White House lawyer to cite executive privilege in declining to discuss conversations with key administration officials, triggering a battle with House ...
How a Mormon lawyer transformed archaeology in Mexico—and ...
How a Mormon lawyer transformed archaeology in Mexico—and ...
Can a lawyer admit the guilt of a client who claims to be innocent?
The question the Supreme Court addressed on January 17th in McCoy v Louisiana is whether Mr McCoy's Sixth Amendment right to “the assistance of counsel” was vindicated by this experience. Justice Neil Gorsuch, the court's new member of the conservative ...
Lawyer says OJ Simpson is golfing a lot, will remain in Las Vegas
David Cook, a lawyer continuing to pursue payment for Goldman's father, Fred Goldman, said this week that with interest accruing daily, the total amount owed his client now is nearly $71 million. Cook is asking a California judge Jan. 30 to let Goldman ...
Star Lawyer David Boies and Chinese Tycoon Guo Wengui Split
Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP will no longer represent Guo, said a representative at the law firm that Boies founded, confirming court filings this month. Former federal prosecutor Duncan Levin of Tucker Levin PLLC is also severing ties with Guo on ...
Lawyer: OJ Simpson is golfing a lot, staying in Las Vegas
David Cook, a lawyer continuing to pursue payment for Goldman's father, Fred Goldman, said this week that with interest accruing daily, the total amount owed his client now is nearly $71 million. Cook is asking a California judge Jan. 30 to let Goldman ...
Fattah's lawyer says juror was wrongly dismissed
The lawyer for the 61-year-old Democratic former congressman from Philadelphia did not budge. “I guess, again, that I would disagree,” Merenstein said, noting that one of the jurors said the man who was dismissed was participating deliberations. Fattah ...
Top Trump lawyer reportedly went extraordinary lengths to quietly pay porn star 'Stormy Daniels' $130000
Michael Cohen, a lawyer to President Donald Trump, allegedly organized a private, Delaware-based limited-liability company to transfer a $130,000 payment to an adult-film star who said she had a sexual encounter with Trump. The film star, known as ...
Trump Obstructed Justice If He Silenced Bannon, Former Justice Department Lawyer Says
President Donald Trump possibly obstructed justice or intimidated a witness if he did indeed tell Steve Bannon not to answer certain questions during his interview with the House Intelligence Committee, according to Laurence Tribe, a Harvard Law School ...
If a defendant says he's innocent, his lawyer can't say he did it - LA ...
If a defendant says he's innocent, his lawyer can't say he did it - LA ...
China Rights Lawyer Detained After Posting Pro-Democracy Appeal
BEIJING — On Wednesday, he posted an appeal to change China's Constitution, suggesting, among other things, that there might be a more democratic way to elect the country's leader. By Friday morning, he was in police custody. Yu Wensheng, one of China ...
Omarosa Has Reportedly Met with Harvey Weinstein's Former Lawyer Amid Speculation She Taped White House ...
Omarosa Has Reportedly Met with Harvey Weinstein's Former Lawyer Amid Speculation She Taped White House ...
Trump lawyer reportedly created an LLC to pay porn star $130000 for silence on alleged affair
A lawyer for then-candidate Donald Trumpestablished a private limited liability company in October 2016 to pay off an adult film star to keep her silent about an alleged extramarital affair with Trump, The Wall Street Journal reported. The newspaper ...
Bannon sticks with same lawyer for Mueller probe
He's serving as the lawyer to both former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, who met with Mueller's team last October, and White House counsel Don McGahn, who sat for a special counsel interview in November. According to the person familiar ...
Russian lawyer at center of Trump Tower meeting dismisses dossier shared with FBI
Veselnitskaya became famous last year after it was first revealed that she met at Trump Tower with the president's son, Donald Trump Jr., his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and others on June 9, during the ...
Christine Beshar, Trailblazing Lawyer, Dies at 88
Christine Beshar, one of the first women to be named partner in a Wall Street law firm, where she established a pioneering child-care service for its employees, died on Jan. 11 at her home in Manhattan. She was 88. Her death was confirmed by her son ...
Trump lawyer threatened to sue 'In Touch' if it published interview with porn star: report
The personal lawyer of President Trump · Donald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants GOP rep: 'Sheet metal and garbage' everywhere in Haiti MORE threatened to sue a tabloid ...
Bad marijuana advice leads to lawyer disbarment - The Ledger
TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday disbarred a former Jacksonville lawyer who charged sick people nearly $800 for a “patient identification card” he claimed could keep them from getting arrested for having or growing marijuana.Several ...
Neighbor to Plead Guilty to Federal Charge in Attack on Rand Paul, Lawyer Says
A neighbor of Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky intends to plead guilty to a federal felony charge after he tackled the senator in November in an assault set off by the placement of a pile of brush, the man's lawyer said on Friday. The neighbor, Rene A ...
Lawyer says cop is a hero for trying to save elderly woman
A police union lawyer claimed on Friday that a sergeant was a “hero” for trying to save an elderly Queens granny from a burning building — and disputed family claims that he'd forced her out of her safe apartment and abandoned her in a smoke-filled ...