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Lawyer for 'Making a Murderer' subject wants Supreme Court to review case
A lawyer for Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects in Netflix's “Making a Murderer,” said he hopes the Supreme Court will review his client's case. Interested in Making a Murderer? Add Making a Murderer as an interest to stay up to date on the latest ...
Trump lawyer says he paid Stormy Daniels out of his own pocket
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, told the New York Times on Tuesday that he paid adult-film star Stephanie Clifford, aka Stormy Daniels, $130,000 out of his own pocket after she once said that she had an affair with Trump in ...
Lawyer for Steve Wynn's ex-wife alleges Wynn Resorts 'cover up'
A lawyer for Steve Wynn's ex-wife told a Clark County judge Tuesday that there may have been “a greater concern” at Wynn Resorts “than what we already know exists to cover up certain things and to make sure my client didn't pull the curtain back too ...
ICE lawyer in Seattle charged with stealing immigrants' identities
SEATTLE — The chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle has been charged with stealing immigrants' identities. Raphael A. Sanchez, who resigned from the agency effective Monday, faces one count of aggravated identity theft ...
Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen says he paid Stormy Daniels $130000 of his own money
A personal lawyer for President Donald Trump told NBC News on Tuesday night that he paid $130,000 to pornographic film star Stormy Daniels, who has in the past said she had an affair with Trump. In a statement late Tuesday, the lawyer, Michael Cohen ...
Netanyahu's lawyer goes on the offensive, attacks Lapid
"Who has the authority to extend the validity of Milchan's visa exemption? It's former minister of finance Yair Lapid, who worked for Milchan for years," said the lawyer. 2 minute read. Share on facebook. Share on twitter. Netanyahu and Lapid. (photo ...
Manafort co-defendant Gates shows up in court with new lawyer
Later in the day, an unsealed court filing revealed that Gates is temporarily representing himself and asked the court to hold off from ruling on his lawyers' request to withdraw until Feb. 21. A second portion of the closed proceedings on Wednesday ...
Lawyer Uses Her Harrowing Story Of Sexual Assault To Advocate For Judiciary Changes
I know because I was raped by a state court judge I had just met at a bar association event, with whom I was discussing a project while I waited to meet friends. I know because I was pressured into sexual activity with a federal judge who I knew and ...
Trump's Lawyer, What a Guy!
To the Editor: Re “Trump's Longtime Lawyer Says He Paid Actress Out of His Own Pocket” (news article, Feb. 14):. I think that Michael Cohen, President Trump's lawyer, is a shoo-in for the Most Generous Lawyer of the Year award for 2018. Not only did he ...
Seattle ICE lawyer charged with stealing immigrants' identities
The chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle will appear in federal court on Thursday. Raphael A. Sanchez is accused of devising a scheme to obtain money and property by using the identities of "seven aliens in various ...
Trump Lawyer Says He Paid Former Adult Film Star $130000 In A Private Transaction
Michael Cohen, a longtime lawyer for President Trump says he paid adult film star Stephanie Clifford, known otherwise as Stormy Daniels, $130,000. The payment happened during the campaign after Clifford alleged she had an affair with Trump. Facebook ...
Trump Lawyer's Payment to Porn Star Raises New Questions
WASHINGTON — The admission by President Trump's longtime personal lawyer that he sent $130,000 to a pornographic film actress, who once claimed to have had an affair with Mr. Trump, has raised potential legal questions ranging from breach of contract ...
Meek Mill's Lawyer Files Petition With Evidence Questioning Legitimacy of Cop's Testimony
Meek Mill's legal team is doing everything in its power to get the rapper released as soon as possible. On Wednesday, his lawyer filed an appeal in the form of the Post-Conviction Relief Act petition. It questions the legitimacy of his original 2007 ...
Shaun White Called Out By Accuser's Lawyer For Minimizing Sexual Harassment
A lawyer representing the woman who settled a sexual harassment lawsuit with Olympic snowboarder Shaun White last year called out the athlete for minimizing sexual harassment on the world stage. In a statement provided to USA Today, Lena Zawaideh's ...
Kenyan Court Revokes Deportation of Opposition-Linked Lawyer
FILE PHOTO: Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga (C) of the National Super Alliance (NASA) is flanked by lawyer Miguna Miguna (L) and James Orengo as he takes a symbolic presidential oath of office in front of his supporters in Nairobi, Kenya January ...
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Trump's lawyer's claim about paying Stormy Daniels
If you need a lawyer to make payments to an adult film star for no apparent reason, Jimmy Kimmel knows the perfect lawyer for you. The “Jimmy Kimmel Live” host could not believe President Trump's lawyer had paid Stormy Daniels more than $100,000 for no ...
Legal landmines could complicate Trump lawyer Cohen's $130000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels
Michael Cohen, personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, says that a month before the 2016 presidential election he paid $130,000 of his own money to porn star Stormy Daniels, who has in the past alleged she had a sexual encounter with Trump. There is ...
Lawyer: El Chapo eager to go to trial, not cutting any deal
NEW YORK – Notorious Mexican drug lord and escape artist Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is eager to go to trial but complained in a letter filed Thursday that his jail conditions are so harsh he can't fairly defend himself in a U.S. drug-trafficking case ...
Lebanon lawyer to get public reprimand in dispute over veteran's estate
The board approved the agreement between Ernst and the Warren County Bar Association settling a disciplinary case stemming from his representation of the family of an Army veteran who committed suicide after the attack on soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas ...
Accused Florida Shooter Is a 'Broken Human Being,' Lawyer Says
(PARKLAND, Fla.) — An attorney for the 19-year-old Florida man accused of killing 17 people at a high school says her client is sad and remorseful. Public defender Melisa McNeill told reporters Thursday that Nikolas Cruz is fully aware of what's going ...
Former ICE Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Stealing Immigrants' Identities to Spend $190000
A former top lawyer for Immigration and Customs Enforcement pleaded guilty on Thursday to stealing the identities of seven people in deportation proceedings and buying more than $190,000 in goods under their names, the federal authorities said. The ...
Lawyer: Madigan ally looked for 'dirt' on woman who accused aide of harassment
A lawyer is accusing Mike Madigan's Southwest Side ward organization of trying to find “dirt” on a woman whose sexual harassment allegations led the powerful Democrat to fire a longtime aide who is the brother of the ward's alderman. The lawyer for ...
Takata has resolved most objections to its US bankruptcy: lawyer
WILMINGTON, Del (Reuters) - A lawyer for Takata Corp's U.S. business, bankrupted by a recall of faulty air bags, indicated on Friday that the company is on the verge of receiving court approval for its reorganization and $1.6 billion sale of its non ...
Lawyer: 13-year-old oil leak remains 'long-term problem'
... Justice Department attorney John Roberson said during a court proceeding in Washington last Friday. Roberson said federal regulators haven't decided whether to require Taylor Energy Co. to plug any of those wells, according to a court transcript. A ...
Paul Weiss Posts Gains in Revenue, Profits as Lawyer Head Count Hits 1K
... and Alvaro Gomez de Membrillera Galiana, a corporate partner who switched from the London office of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett to join Paul Weiss there. In 2018, Karp expects another robust revenue year, with plenty of business but no rush to hire ...
San Jose lawyer enters recall race
In 2013, she joined her husband's law firm, now called the Law Offices of Storey & Storey. Storey was also president of the Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association for the last two years and is a member of the Santa Clara County Bar Association's ...
Google's firing of engineer James Damore did not break labor law, NLRB lawyer concludes
James Damore, right, who was fired by Google in 2017, speaks to reporters in January beside his attorney Harmeet Dhillon. (Michael Liedtke / Associated Press). Google's firing of engineer James Damore over his controversial memo criticizing the company ...
High school shooting suspect would plead guilty to avoid death penalty: Defense attorney
A lawyer for Nikolas Cruz, the young man accused of gunning down 17 people at a Florida high school, told ABC News he is willing to have his client plead guilty immediately in return for the prosecution agreeing to take the death penalty off the table ...
The California man who unwittingly helped Russian election meddling 'made mistakes,' his lawyer says
A California man has pleaded guilty to unwittingly selling bank accounts to Russian agents meddling in the 2016 US election. Richard "Ricky" Pinedo admits he has "made mistakes," his lawyer said. On Friday, Special counsel Robert Mueller charged 13 ...
How the Hollywood Lawyer for Trump's Mistresses Turns Celebrity Sex Scandals Into Cash
In October 2012, Davidson contacted Hulk Hogan's lawyer, David Houston, and said he represented a client who had come into possession of Hogan's now-infamous sex tapes. Davidson offered to sell the tapes back to Hogan, for a price. Within a few days ...
Santa Fe lawyer confirmed as US attorney for New Mexico
John C. Anderson, pictured in November outside his office at the Holland & Hart law firm, won confirmation Thursday as the federal government's top prosecutor in New Mexico. Gabriela Campos/New Mexican file photo. ×. Viewed 1 of 5. Welcome! We hope ...
Report: Lawyer for Crystal Castles' Ethan Kath Denies Sexual Misconduct Claims Brought by Four New Women
Now, in her first interview since coming forward, Glass (real name Margaret Osborn) has spoken out about the lawsuit, saying that she's confident that the case will be dismissed. Osborn believes that the lawsuit was mainly to “make my life harder for ...
Lawyer Earns LEER Cover Cash on Okeechobee
FLW Pro Jeremy Lawyer used the term “relieved” to describe his 15th place finish on Florida's infamous Lake Okeechobee, which kicked off his sophomore year on the FLW Tour. Lawyer then added, “elated” to his list of emotions when he learned he'd be ...
Newsmaker in business: Lazenby earns state's Super Lawyer distinction
The Super Lawyer selection process is based upon peer nominations and evaluations combined with independent research. The selection is limited to the top 5 percent of all attorneys in the state. Lazenby was also selected as a Georgia Super Lawyer ...
Boston malpractice lawyer now finds himself a victim
For decades, Michael E. Mone has been a go-to lawyer in Boston for patients who believe their medical care was botched. In 1980, he won a landmark state court ruling that allows people to sue physicians for malpractice even when medical errors don't ...
Threatened and vilified, but Philippine lawyer says he wants 'death squad president' in court
When he made the ICC complaint, Sabio said he was broke and needed sponsors to pay for his flight to The Hague. He had undergone an angioplasty and been through a marriage breakup, and was working out of an office his friend let him use for free. He ...
An inexpensive lawyer in the suburbs is fine for smaller estates
Expensive lawyers with offices in skyscrapers aren't necessary if you're estate is smaller than $22.4 million, the current estate tax exemption limit for a married couple. Look for a reasonably priced lawyer in the suburbs. Above, the Chicago skyline ...
Sidewalk strip search violated Springfield drug defendant's privacy, lawyer argues
SPRINGFIELD - A sidewalk is no place for a strip search, a lawyer for a Springfield drug defendant contends. Asante Kamau, 35, was strip searched by city narcotics detectives around 6:30 p.m. on April 13, 2017, on a sidewalk on Andrew Street, according ...
Lawyer, leader in Jewish and LGBT causes
Robert S. Glazier, a South Florida lawyer, philanthropist and Jewish leader, died Saturday. Glazier was diagnosed about five years ago with pancreatic cancer. He died Saturday at 59. glazierphoto_010003_C0A80162054d63247DQhcDA4AA58_1_20180218. Robert S ...
Lincoln's time as lawyer made his presidency possible
CHARLESTON -- Abraham Lincoln's ability to save the union may have cemented his presidency, but his long tours across central Illinois as a circuit court lawyer made it possible, according to one researcher. Guy Fraker spoke Saturday at the Lincoln Log ...
Walton Telken Foster founding member Walton named Illinois Super Lawyer
“I am honored to again be selected as a Super Lawyer. To be recognized among the top lawyers in Illinois is humbling to say the least” said Walton. In addition to being named a Super Lawyer, Mr. Walton has been inducted into the Million Dollar ...
Geoffrey Rush inappropriately touched actress, lawyer tells courtroom
The newspaper's lawyers have previously told the court that the articles did not allege Rush engaged in inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature. Blackburn said for the purposes of the defense it wasn't important where Rush touched the actress, but ...
The Lawyer As Pimp
Sadly, though, Cohen doesn't seem to be the only lawyer who's fallen into this line of work. In a recent New Yorker article by Ronan Farrow, lawyers played a key part in silencing another alleged Trump mistress Karen McDougal. In that episode, as ...
Trump's lawyer used payouts, intimidation to stifle sexual ...
Trump's lawyer used payouts, intimidation to stifle sexual ...
Lawyer sued for practicing without a license
A North Dakota lawyer who represented a driver and insurance company in a fatal South Dakota auto accident is now being sued for practicing law without a license. William Harrie and the Niles Law Firm of Fargo, N.D. are defendants in the lawsuit ...
Blac Chyna sex tape a 'criminal matter' according to her lawyer
Rob Kardashian's ex-fiancee Blac Chyna listens to her attorney Lisa Bloom at a news conference after a hearing Monday, July 10, 2017, in Los Angeles. A court commissioner has granted Chyna a temporary restraining order against the reality television ...
Bermudian lawyer goes to court to challenge gay marriage reversal
HAMILTON (Reuters) - A Bermudian lawyer has filed a legal motion with the island's Supreme Court to undo a new law banning same-sex marriage, according to a court document seen on Monday. On Feb. 7, Bermuda's Governor John Rankin in the wealthy British ...
Chicago lawyer: Allegation of trying to have love affair with suspected 9/11 terrorist is false
Semmerling already was an expert in Near Eastern languages and cultures when he decided to become a lawyer. At DePaul, he focused on defending death penalty cases. Before long, his expertise in Muslim cultures had him working at Guantanamo, helping to ...
Abingdon Town Council approves new lawyer for FOIA lawsuit
ABINGDON, Va. — Town leaders approved hiring a new lawyer to represent them in the appeal of a favorable decision on a lawsuit that accused them and the town attorney of violating the Freedom of Information Act. Abingdon Town Council voted 3-2 Feb. 12 ...
Billionaire Jeweler Denies Involvement in Huge Indian Bank Fraud: Lawyer
Security guards stand inside a Nirav Modi showroom during a raid by the Enforcement Directorate, a government agency that fights financial crime, in New Delhi, India, February 15, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi Reuters. By Aditya Kalra and Devidutta ...