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Trump Might Be Too Busy to Talk to Robert Mueller, Says Lawyer
President Trump's lawyers have long insisted that, despite his public promise to testify to Robert Mueller, their client should not do so because he is a compulsive liar (e.g., the New York Times one month ago: “His lawyers are concerned that the ...
Ex-Burleson Lawyer Arrested for Sex With Dog in Pittsburgh
A Pittsburgh environmental lawyer is facing criminal charges for allegedly having sex with a dog, as well as drug charges. Ivan DeVoren, a solo practitioner at DeVoren Law, faces 10 counts of aggravated cruelty to animals and 10 counts of sexual ...
Florida deputy who didn't enter school during mass shooting is not 'a ...
Florida deputy who didn't enter school during mass shooting is not 'a ...
Lawyer for Florida officer who didn't go in during shooting says he didn't act cowardly
PARKLAND, Fla. — The attorney for former Broward County Sheriff's deputy Scot Peterson says accusations are untrue that he acted unprofessionally and cowardly during a school shooting that left 17 people dead. Speaking for Peterson, lawyer Joseph ...
Lawyer Defends Deputy Who Didn't Stop Shooter
The lawyer said Israel's account of Peterson's actions that day were a “gross oversimplification” of the events. Politicians and other officials have been withering in their criticism. President Donald Trump blamed not only Peterson but other officers ...
How Trina Fraser Became the Canadian Cannabis Industry's Go-To Lawyer
That lawyer is Ottawa-based Trina Fraser of Brazeau Seller Law, who generously fielded all our questions about Canadian cannabis legalization, the limitations of the Cannabis Act, and how she came to be one of Canada's top cannabis lawyers. LEAFLY ...
Woman at Winchester library was stabbed from behind, police say
WOBURN — Deane Kenny Stryker was sitting at a table in a reading room at the Winchester Public Library when Jeffrey Yao allegedly started stabbing her from behind with a 10-inch hunting knife, the first of three separate attacks that killed Stryker, a ...
In a suburban Cincinnati office park, white nationalists have found their lawyer – and an ally
When a dozen neo-Nazis and white supremacists from the deadly march in Charlottesville were charged with crimes last year, they needed to find a lawyer. Their search for one took them to Deerfield Township in suburban Cincinnati, where they found James ...
Lawyer's death at Chinese military hospital raises questions
BEIJING – The circumstances of a human rights lawyer's death at a Chinese military hospital have raised questions about the welfare of those who have defied the country's authorities. Li Baiguang was a well-known lawyer who defended farmers and ...
China rights lawyer dies in 'mysterious' circumstances, supporters say
Li was a prominent human rights lawyer who represented Chinese Christians, many of whom have faced intense repression as they seek to practice their faith outside the government-approved church structure, according to a report from the US-based NGO ...
Lawyer says measure seeks to sidestep citizens' input on wetlands
The state Department of Natural Resource's former top lawyer on water issues will tell lawmakers Wednesday that a late-night measure passed by the Assembly favoring a planned industrial facility would likely create environmental problems and “trample ...
Confessions of a divorce lawyer
“I have clients who co-own property and assets — including real estate and stocks – and yet they don't know how much the mortgage is on the property, the value of the stock, or even how much money is in their bank accounts,” Gefen says. This kind of ...
Florida Supreme Court reprimands Tampa lawyer Natalie K. Khawam
Florida Supreme Court reprimands Tampa lawyer Natalie K. Khawam. Attorney Natalie Khawam, president of Tampa's Whistleblower Law Firm. She was recently reprimanded by the Florida Supreme Court for charging a client excessive fees. [Times 2015]. Rays ...
Would a Franchise Lawyer Make a Good Franchisee?
It was whether a franchise lawyer is likely to be a good or bad franchisee? In a recent discussion with several franchise law students, the question elicited a mixed bag of answers with several different analyses of why franchise lawyers might fall ...
Alabama's aborted execution was 'botched and bloody,' lawyer says
(CNN) A federal judge has ordered Alabama prison officials to preserve all evidence related to an aborted execution, including the clothing the inmate wore, following an unsuccessful lethal injection attempt that the convict's attorney described as ...
Washington Lawyer Killed in Freak Ski Accident: 'He Was the Backbone of Our Family,' Says Son
A son is mourning the loss of his 58-year-old father, who was killed in a freak ski accident at Oregon's Mount Hood Meadows on Thursday. Patrick Kubin, a Longview, Washington, lawyer and expert skier, was on a trip with friends at the resort when his ...
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski's lawyer tells jury to send mayor back to 'city he saved'
Jurors later heard a closing argument on behalf of Pawlowski's co-defendant, Allentown lawyer Scott Allinson, who is charged with conspiracy and bribery. Defense attorney William Winning methodically reviewed the evidence prosecutors presented against ...
Lawyer 'entangled' in Joyce cover up, prosecutors say
Share. Federal prosecutors leading a corruption case against former state Sen. Brian Joyce, who once represented Braintree, want the court to disqualify Joyce's lawyer, claiming the attorney was working to cover his client's tracks. In a motion filed ...
Jared Kushner's Lawyer Mounts Strong Defense For A Privileged, Power-Hungry Prince
Jared Kushner's Lawyer Mounts Strong Defense For A Privileged, Power-Hungry Prince. Abbe Lowell, an attorney for Trump's son-in-law, hung a jury at a mock trial of Shakespeare's Hamlet by arguing insanity. He even made a "stable genius" joke. By Ryan J ...
Turkey's crumbling rule of law a global issue – Human rights lawyer
The destruction of the rule of law in Turkey is clearly evident in the trial of Selahattin Demirtaş, the former co-chair of the pro-Kurdish opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), wrote Stephen Knight, a human rights lawyer who visited Turkey to ...
Former Birmingham lawyer on trial for threatening to cut off genitals of man with bolt cutters
A Birmingham police officer testified during the trial for a former lawyer today, saying the lawyer threatened to cut off the victim's penis with a pair of bolt cutters. James William Woolley, 52, was charged in an incident in January 2016, when a 28 ...
Rogue Swiss cop under investigation for meeting Russian lawyer who was at Trump Tower
But Veselnitskaya, a high-power Russian lawyer, was— and she and Mr. K met during his mysterious two-day visit to Moscow, sources say. Veselnitskaya is the same Russian lawyer who briefly met with Donald Trump Jr. and others including Paul Manafort ...
The Great Lawyer Ratings Racket And Ten Considerations For Locating A Good Attorney
So, let's say that a lawyer rating service basically has two ratings: 006 and 007, with 007 being the highest rating. No lawyer would want to be a mere 006 if they can avoid it, and given the choice will get out their wallet to be a 007 lawyer instead ...
Lawyer: Zahau was strangled, hanged at Coronado mansion in 2011
Adam Shacknai in San Diego Superior Court on Tuesday. He is accused in a wrongful death lawsuit of strangling and hanging Rebecca Zahau at the Coronado mansion of her boyfriend, Jonah Shacknai. (Nelvin C. Cepeda / San Diego Union-Tribune). Pauline ...
Percoco Was Cuomo's Foot Soldier, Not His Right Hand, Lawyer Says
Joseph Percoco, the burly, reliable presence at Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's side for more than two decades, was not the governor's right-hand man, or his most-trusted adviser. He was more of a foot soldier — a scheduler, a “nuts and bolts guy” in charge of ...