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Lawyer seeks injunction against rapper's anatomy
SEATTLE - KIRO 7 discovered something very intriguing, paging through a new lawsuit against the rapper Nelly after an alleged sexual assault in Seattle. It contains an unusual request for a court order that would prohibit him from using a specific part ...
Marlon Humphrey's lawyer believes case over stolen phone charger will be dismissed
After being arrested for stealing a $15 phone charger from an Uber driver and facing a charge of third-degree robbery, Marlon Humphrey's lawyer, Paul Patterson, believes the case will be dismissed. Reported by baltimoresun.com's Edward Lee and Jeff ...
Bush ethics lawyer on Wynn: Parties should return money from 'perverts'
A former ethics lawyer for the Bush administration said Saturday that both major political parties are "full of hypocrites" who should return campaign contributions from high-profile figures accused of sexual assault or harassment. In a clip posted by ...
Louisiana governments, lawyer file lawsuits against drug companies for rise of opioid cases
These days, Moore is a trial lawyer. He said he'll be working for an hourly rate of about $400 per hour but said the potential of a bonanza is not what moves him. “I'm involved to try to find a solution to the opioid epidemic,” Moore said. More than 42 ...
Government says defense lawyer's phone records obtained in investigation on possible witness tampering
Federal prosecutors said cell phone records of a defense lawyer in a Roanoke drug case were obtained to determine if he encouraged a subpoenaed witness not to testify before the grand jury. The explanation filed in court Friday and a defense response ...
Lawyer: Alaska Lawmaker Won't Resign Over Assault Allegation
Lawyer: Alaska Lawmaker Won't Resign Over Assault Allegation. A lawyer for Alaska state Rep. Zach Fansler says his client denies allegations that he beat a woman and has no immediate plans to resign. Jan. 27, 2018, at 8:03 p.m.. Lawyer: Alaska Lawmaker ...
Intolerance of government abuse drives lawyer behind traffic camera lawsuits
IOWA CITY — The lawyer behind the legal crusade against automated traffic cameras in Iowa has a history of uphill battles. Jim Larew, 63, an Iowa City native who continues to live and practice here, led a bid to create a city-owned utility in Iowa ...
Attorneys for Town of Palm Beach make Top Lawyer list
John C. Randolph, attorney for the town, heads a list of four lawyers from the Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs firm, who have been named a “Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide. They are resident Larry B. Alexander, firm chairman, who ...
For an Israeli Lawyer Fighting for Palestinian Rights, Winning Is a Double-edged Sword
Michael Sfard likes to say that “The Wall and the Gate” was born on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway. The human rights attorney's new book, which is subtitled “Israel, Palestine, and the Legal Battle for Human Rights” (Metropolitan/Holt Books; 526 pages ...
Koch lawyer: Sessions 'totally on board' with Trump's prison reform agenda
The general counsel of Koch Industries reportedly said Attorney General Jeff Sessions · Jefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsTrump appears to call out Samsung over missing FBI text messages Sessions: Trump following through on promise to lower crime ...
Russian opposition leader Navalny is released from custody, his lawyer says
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny at a mass march on the one-year anniversary of dissident Boris Nemtsov's killing on Feb. 27, 2016 in Moscow, Russia. Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released from police custody late on Sunday after ...
Trump right to consult lawyer about intention to fire Mueller, Collins says
Asked by host Nancy Cordes on CBS's “Face the Nation” whether Trump's actions sounded like obstruction of justice, Collins said the president was angry and frustrated when he pushed for Mueller's dismissal but “he did what he should have done, which is ...
Chinese rights lawyer charged with inciting subversion
BEIJING – A Chinese lawyer says prominent legal activist Yu Wensheng has been charged with inciting subversion of state power after writing a letter calling for democratic reforms. Yu's lawyer, Huang Hanzhong, said Monday that police informed Yu's wife ...
Trump Tower Russian Lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, Exposed in ...
Trump Tower Russian Lawyer, Natalia Veselnitskaya, Exposed in ...
FBI Sting Shows Ex-Broward Lawyer Laundered Money with 'Russian Organizations'
The arrest warrant of Hallandale Beach Mayor Joy Cooper details how a once-prominent Broward attorney and lobbyist used “Russian organizations” charging up to $1,000 to make political kickbacks appear as legitimate campaign contributions. The ex-lawyer ...
Immigrant children aren't entitled to government-paid lawyers in deportation hearings, court rules
A federal appeals court panel ruled Monday that immigrant minors who are in the country without legal authorization are not entitled to government-paid lawyers in deportation proceedings. Above, the 9th Circuit courthouse in San Francisco. (Justin ...
Defendant in Newburgh murder case wants new lawyer
Murder defendant Wilfredo Mercado's words came Monday at the end of an otherwise routine Orange County Court appearance, an update on the case against him in the May slaying of Robert Munson, an employee of the life-skills program where Mercado lived ...
Lawyer honored for pro bono service
LAKELAND — Lakeland lawyer Stephen R. Senn is among 21 lawyers statewide recognized by the Florida Bar for providing pro bono services to the poor and indigent. This is the third such honor for Senn, who last year reported more than 430 hours of ...
Was an NFL Lawyer Who Claimed the Super Bowl Is 'Rigged' Found Dead?
An NFL entertainment lawyer, who has worked for the corporation for more than 15 years, has been found dead in New York City hours after telling reporters that Super Bowl LII is “rigged.” Dan Goodes was found dead in his hometown of New York City in ...
Detained Chinese rights lawyer charged with subversion of state power: wife
President Xi Jinping has presided over a sweeping wave of detentions and arrest of rights lawyers and activists, which has come to be known as the “709” incident after the date July 9, 2015, when the crackdown began in earnest. In response, the ...
Lawyer: Expel 'dirty dancing' foreigners in Cambodia
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – The lawyer for 10 Westerners arrested in Cambodia for allegedly posting photos on social media showing themselves engaged in sexually suggestive dancing says they may have offended local standards of morality, but should be ...
Kelly McGinnis, who killed lawyer and prompted manhunt in 90s, dies in prison
Kelly Lee McGinnis, the Greenville man who killed his ex-wife's divorce lawyer and eluded police for nearly three months in the 1990s, has died in prison. McGinnis, 61, died Monday while incarcerated in Lawrence Correctional Center in eastern Illinois ...
Sentencing day for DMX changed so his lawyer can attend Mets game
Tax-dodging rapper DMX will get sentenced a day early — so his lawyer can attend the Mets' Opening Day game at Citi Field. Defense lawyer Murray Richman on Tuesday asked Manhattan federal Judge Jed Rakoff — an avid Yankees fan — to change the ...
Lawyer: Wiretaps, Recordings Part of Wright Investigation
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The lawyer for a Tennessee man charged with killing former NBA player Lorenzen Wright says wiretaps and audio recordings are included in the investigative files in the case. Media outlets report that John Keith Perry said Monday ...
Suspected Philly mobster accused in racketeering conspiracy is just a 'degenerate gambler,' lawyer says
Merlino, 55, faces a Manhattan Federal Court trial in relation to an alleged racketeering conspiracy stretching from South Florida to Springfield, Mass. (Alec Tabak/for New York Daily News). BY Noah Goldberg Victoria Bekiempis. NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ...
Republican lawyer Craig Wolf plans to run for Maryland attorney general
He also worked as a lawyer for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, the biography said. It noted he grew up in Baltimore County, likes to ride motorcycles and he flies helicopters and runs with his dog in his spare time. He has been married to Sally ...
A Cosby Lawyer Quit, Making the Lead-Up to Retrial Even Stranger
If the pretrial hearings in the case against Bill Cosby are any sign of what's to come, things are about to get heated in the Montgomery County Courthouse outside of Philadelphia. Within the past few days, there have been several surprising ...
Lawyer for Korryn Gaines family in civil shooting trial says Baltimore Co. police knew she was mentally ill
Still from a cellphone video shows Korryn Gaines' talking to police through the phone at around 1:41 p.m. during the standoff with police on August 1, 2016. (Courtesy of Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office). Alison KnezevichContact ReporterThe ...
"A bold lie": Weinstein's lawyer responds to Rose McGowan's rape claim
LOS ANGELES -- A lawyer for Harvey Weinstein called actress Rose McGowan's claims of rape against the former Hollywood producer are "a bold lie." Attorney Ben Brafman wrote in a statement Tuesday that McGowan is trying to smear Weinstein to promote her ...
Lawyer: Police knew woman shot in standoff was mentally ill
A lawyer for the family of a Baltimore woman who was fatally shot by police in a 2016 standoff says police knew she was mentally ill. The Baltimore Sun reports that's how attorney J. Wyndal Gordon opened the Tuesday civil trial in Korryn Gaines' family ...
HRW Honors 'Courageous' Russian Lawyer Pavlov
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has awarded a Russian and a Saudi activist for their "courageous and tireless" work in advocating human rights. The New York-based rights group announced January 30 that Ivan Pavlov and Hala Al-Dosari were the recipients of ...
White nationalist can't get a lawyer, wants Charlottesville suit tossed
No lawyer in Virginia will take Spencer's case, he wrote, decrying that the plaintiffs' well-heeled attorneys seek only to financially cripple him and his fellow defendants with expensive depositions and discovery requests. READ SPENCER'S MOTION ...
What Do You Want Your Legacy As A Lawyer To Be?
Just as we all are facing how to practice law in our rapidly changing environment, here comes a story about what millennials are killing this year (not my words, it's the headline). Millennials are already responsible for killing off a variety of ...
Lawyer blasts case against Melgen, Menendez as “merit-less”
Dr. Salomon Melgen leaves the federal courthouse after arriving when the jury had questions Friday, April 28, 2017. Melgen was convicted of 67 charges of health care fraud for stealing up to $105 million from Medicare between 2008 and 2013. (Lannis ...
Meek Mill's Lawyer Comes Forward With Proof That Judge Showed Bias
There's been a lot of back and forth in the news about the current status of Meek Mill's case. Just last week, his lawyers argued that transcripts from the court could prove that Judge Genece Brinkley was biased when handing Meek a heavy two to four ...
The White House lawyer who refused to fire Mueller has been a central figure in Trump's efforts to control the ...
The White House lawyer who refused to fire Mueller has been a central figure in Trump's efforts to control the ...