Home > Legal News

Legal News 05/2018



Report: Mueller team gives Trump lawyers a list of questions
WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller has given a list of almost four dozen questions to lawyers for President Donald Trump as part of his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and whether Trump obstructed justice, according ...
Bond Trader Turns to Lawyer Who Made a Name in Murder Cases
The lawyer provoked laughter from the gallery on multiple occasions as he joked about merengue moves, compared the government's case to a peanut butter and jelly sandwich -- without the jelly -- and mocked prosecutors for “cherry-picking” evidence, in ...
Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Hit With $282000 in Back Taxes for His Taxi Business
Michael Cohen, already under pressure from a federal criminal investigation into his business and financial dealings, has been hit this month with more than $185,000 in new state warrants for unpaid taxes on his taxicab companies. Added to his previous ...
Better Call Cohen: The Shady Cases of a Trump Lawyer's Personal Injury Practice
A few years before he started working for Donald Trump, and long before he gave legal advice to people like Fox News personality Sean Hannity, Michael D. Cohen had a different kind of clientele. Cohen roamed the courthouses of New York City, filing ...
Chicago man suspected in carjacking spree may have mental health issues, lawyer says
Chicago man suspected in carjacking spree may have mental health issues, lawyer says. Gold Coast crime spree. Chicago police responded to a series of carjackings and shootings in the Gold Coast on April 26, 2018. (Chicago Tribune). Jason MeisnerContact ...
Trump doctor Harold Bornstein says bodyguard, lawyer 'raided' his ...
Trump doctor Harold Bornstein says bodyguard, lawyer 'raided' his ...
Mueller raises possibility of Trump subpoena: former Trump lawyer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in a meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump's lawyers in March, raised the possibility of issuing a subpoena for Trump if he declines to talk to investigators in the Russia probe, a former lawyer ...
Westchester child services visited Mamaroneck home before toddler died: Lawyer
An investigator from Westchester Child Protective Services visited 2-year-old Gabriella Maria Boyd's home in Mamaroneck the night before the toddler died, but left when no one answered the door, the lawyer for the girl's father said. If true, the visit ...
Man charged in pregnant wife's slaying gets new lawyer
NEW LONDON, Conn. — A new lawyer has been appointed to defend a Connecticut man charged with fatally stabbing his pregnant wife because he thought she was a voodoo priestess who planned to kill him. Patrick Antoine is charged with fatally stabbing 37 ...
Lawyer Fired After Sending BDSM Sex Contract To Junior Employee. Naturally He Sues.
No, despite the content of this article, it has not been ripped from the pages of Penthouse magazine or a wannabe E.L. James. No, this story is real life. Here's what we know: Robert Jones was a senior lawyer at London law firm LexLaw. He engaged in a ...
When Would a Lawyer Ever Need 16 Cell Phones?
Last week federal prosecutors seized 16 mobile phones from Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, making many of us wonder, what kind of lawyer needs 16 phones, all potentially work-related? So we asked some lawyers. Employment lawyer Yosef Peretz thinks ...
Accused serial killer's lawyer moves to halt search warrant
The 72-year-old former police officer who authorities say is the Golden State Killer appeared in court Wednesday as his lawyer tried to limit additional evidence from being gathered. Public defender Diane Howard wants to bar prosecutors from collecting ...
Lawyer: Merced County, detectives owe Ethan Morse up to $10 million for false arrest
Merced County owes Ethan Morse up to $10 million because sheriff's detectives showed a "reckless disregard for the truth" when they falsely arrested him in July 2014 on a murder charge, Morse's lawyers said Wednesday in closing arguments of his federal ...
Trump Adds Clinton Impeachment Lawyer, Bracing for a Fight on ...
Trump Adds Clinton Impeachment Lawyer, Bracing for a Fight on ...
Lawsuit against Viacom accuses late Paramount CEO Brad Grey of rape; lawyer says suit is 'meritless'
Rovier Carrington has sued Viacom, accusing late former Paramount CEO Brad Grey and former MTV executive Brian Graden of sexual assault. (Jason Kempin / Getty Images). A man who says he's the great-grandson of "Three Stooges" actor Moe Howard accused ...
Trump hires lawyer who represented Bill Clinton in impeachment
President Donald Trump's growing desire for his lawyers to more forcefully counter the ongoing special counsel investigation drove yet another shake-up of his legal team on Wednesday, putting the White House on a war footing with federal prosecutors ...
Stormy Daniels' Lawyer to Unveil New Evidence on Colbert Show
Michael Avenatti, who represents Stormy Daniels in her legal fights with President Trump, says he will reveal new evidence on Wednesday night's episode of “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.” In a preview of the episode, Colbert held up a sheet of ...
Stormy lawyer: Trump won't serve out his term
Stormy lawyer: Trump won't serve out his term. Stormy Daniels' lawyer responds to Rudy Giuliani's interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity where he states Trump repaid his personal attorney Michael Cohen the $130,000 given to his client as hush money ...
Stormy Daniels case: Trump repaid lawyer 'hush money', says Giuliani
The president might argue that the lawyer "took care of things like this", as Mr Giuliani suggested and that he knew nothing of the "specifics", making the repayment personally later. Mr Giuliani told the Times he did not know whether Mr Trump was ...
Top Stories: Trump's Lawyer On Daniels Payment; Yale Removes Cosby Degree
Keep up to date on the day's top headlines from NPR, delivered to your inbox once daily. E-mail address. By subscribing, you agree to NPR's terms of use and privacy policy. More Stories From NPR. Asia · Freak Storm Sweeps Through Northern India ...
Immigrants Claim Lawyers Defrauded Them and They May Be Deported
At the time, Martin Torres Reyes thought he had found a path to a green card. It was early 2015, and Mr. Torres, an undocumented immigrant from Mexico, heard about a lawyer who was promising legal permanent residency to people who had lived in the ...
Trump's Lawyer Knifes Steve Bannon on His Way Out the Door
Ty Cobb's time running point for Donald Trump on all things Russia has not been without incident. Back in September, the mustachioed lawyer was overheard loudly debating the White House's legal strategy outside BLT Steak in Washington, leading to an ...
Cuba Creditor Hires Lawyer Who Won Argentina Debt Settlement
An investment fund that's seeking a payout from the Cuban government on more than $1.3 billion in defaulted debt and back interest has hired the lawyer who won a settlement for hedge funds in a long-running legal battle against Argentina. CRF I Ltd ...
Ex-Miami Lawyer Who Aided Drug Cartel Fails to Get Back Into Florida Bar
The Florida Supreme Court refused Thursday to reinstate the bar license of a former Miami criminal defense attorney who pleaded guilty to aiding members of the Cali cartel. The Florida Board of Bar Examiners recommended granting the request from ex ...
Feds monitored Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's phones - NBC News
Federal investigators have monitored the phone lines of Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer for President Donald Trump who is under investigation for a payment he made to an adult film star who alleged she had an affair with Trump, according to ...
Why is Trump's Russia lawyer making North Korea announcements?
"The President of the United States," said Giuliani, "is getting ready to negotiate one of our historic agreements since opening of China, and we got Kim Jong Un impressed enough to be releasing three prisoners today, and I have got to go there and ...
Roman Polanksi 'blindsided' by Academy expulsion: lawyer
Roman Polanski's attorney says the director was blindsided by a decision to expel him from the organization that bestows the Academy Awards. Attorney Harland Braun says Polanski will ask the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to conduct a ...
Trump's Lawyer Went to the Worst Law School in America
“His legal career is flushing down the toilet,” American Lawyer magazine declared in a columnist's profile of Cohen that mocked his affiliation with Cooley—“often cited as one of the worst law schools in the nation.” After the FBI raids, television ...
Victim's Mom: Ultimatum From Lawyer, Paternity Test Led To Regrettable Settlement With Tony Stewart
The mother of a race car driver killed nearly four years ago by famed NASCAR driver Tony Stewart says she felt cornered into settling her wrongful death lawsuit by her high-profile lawyer, who she says threatened to abandon the case if it went to trial ...
Trump contradicts lawyer Rudy Giuliani over Stormy Daniels
Lawyers for the president's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, were in a Virginia court in an attempt to dismiss charges of bank fraud brought by the special counsel. District Judge TS Ellis warned that he would not grant "unfettered power" to Mr ...
Litigator of the Week: Austin Lawyer Wins Nearly $1 Million Verdict Against Sitting Judge
Austin lawyer Jason Snell worried that his client may have trouble convincing a jury to award damages in his fraud trial last week—after all, the defendant he was suing just happened to be a well-known sitting judge in the same Central Texas ...
MoFo 'Between Disappointed and Angry' Over 'Mommy Track' Lawsuit
“That's a flavor for all of the things we do, and although it's always unfortunate when someone brings an action against you,” Nashelsky said, “it's why we are somewhere between disappointed and angry that the reputation of the firm [is being portrayed ...
White House Lawyer Heads to Dechert; DC Partners on the Move
Washington Wrap is a weekly look at the biggest legal industry news and Big Law moves shaping the legal business in Washington, D.C. Send tips and lateral moves to Ryan Lovelace at [email protected] With all eyes trained on the comings and goings on ...
Roman Polanski Lawyer Claims Movie Academy Broke Rules In Expelling Director; AMPAS Says No
According to AMPAS, the lawyer may be targeting the wrong set of rules. While the April 26 statement from the Academy cited the vote to kick out Polanski and Cosby was “in accordance with the organization's Standards of Conduct,” a spokesperson for ...
Russian Company's Lawyer Plays Hardball in Mueller Investigation ...
Russian Company's Lawyer Plays Hardball in Mueller Investigation ...
NFL Agrees to Meet Cheerleaders' Lawyer, but Doesn't Accept Settlement Proposal
The letter gave the N.F.L. until the close of business on Friday to respond. With the deadline approaching, Ms. Blackwell received a letter from Steven Hurd, a lawyer at Proskauer Rose in New York, which often represents the N.F.L. Short of agreeing to ...
Philippine Lawyer Faces Death Threats After Filing Case At The Hague Against Duterte
Philippine lawyer Jude Sabio doesn't get out much these days — not after he accused his country's enormously popular president, Rodrigo Duterte, of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. "Nowadays I do not go out so ...
FBI lawyer who texted about Trump has left the bureau
An FBI lawyer who made headlines for exchanging derogatory text messages about President Donald Trump has left the bureau. That's according to a person familiar with the situation, who said Page voluntarily resigned on Friday and is taking a new job ...
How Michael Cohen, Trump's Fixer, Built a Shadowy Business Empire
He was a personal-injury lawyer who often worked out of taxi offices scattered around New York City. There was the one above the run-down auto repair garage on West 16th Street in Manhattan, on the edge of the Meatpacking District before it turned ...
How Long Will Rudy Giuliani Last as Trump's Lawyer?
Rudy Giuliani's legal skills appear to be rusty, but he is eager to play the role of President Trump's attack dog, just as he did during the campaign. Photograph by Eric Thayer / NYT / Redux. With his impulsive behavior and chronic aversion to the ...
EXCLUSIVE: Queens lawyer allegedly tried bribing murder witness so he could file $22M wrongful conviction suit
A veteran Queens lawyer nicknamed Mighty Whitey drummed up a mighty sinister scheme to subvert the criminal justice system and make millions in the process, authorities allege. Scott Brettschneider plotted to pay a murder witness to recant his trial ...
Judge said 'reason to believe' Brian Joyce used lawyer to hide alleged corruption
Prosecutors in the corruption case against former state senator Brian Joyce convinced a grand jury he likely used his lawyer, Howard Cooper, to hide alleged criminal behavior, a federal judge ruled Friday. In a 24-page memorandum, US District Judge ...
Trump lawyer Giuliani hints US will exit Iran nuclear deal
Trump lawyer Giuliani hints U.S. will exit Iran nuclear deal. He held up a piece of paper and pretended to tear it and spit on it, suggesting that the nuclear deal is going to be nixed, not fixed, on May 12. By Juliane Helmhold. May 6, 2018 07:26. 2 ...
Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Went to a Uniquely Awful Law School
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and an increasingly central figure in investigations of the President, got his legal education at one of the least competitive law schools in America. The school, Michigan's Thomas M. Cooley Law ...
Lawyer plotted to get killer released, cash in on lawsuit
A veteran Queens lawyer has been caught in an audacious plot to make millions — first by paying a murder witness to falsely recant, then getting the killer released and ultimately cashing in on a bogus wrongful-prosecution lawsuit, authorities said ...
Sketches About Boneheaded Lawyers Are Always Hilarious, and Donald Glover's Is No Exception
Do you remember where you were on the night of May 5, 2018? Is that a program you watch regularly? Who was the host that night? Do you recall Mr. Glover performing a sketch in which he pretended to be a lawyer representing Jurassic Park in a lawsuit ...
Michael Cohen's business steeped in opaque deals, questionable times: New York Times
Before he became President Donald Trump's "fixer" and personal lawyer, Michael Cohen's real estate and taxi cab businesses were marked by the same shadowy dealings that have made him a key player in numerous investigations, the New York Times reported ...
Stormy Daniels' lawyer slams Rudy Giuliani's defense of the president as a 'train wreck'
The lawyer for the adult film star who is suing President Donald Trump slammed the performance of Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani on behalf of the president as a “train wreck.” “It is an absolute unmitigated disaster for Rudy Giuliani and the president ...
Hallowell lawyer recognized for volunteer legal aid hours
Late last year McKenna also received the Pine Tree Legal Assistance Award for Pro Bono Service. “Pine Tree Legal Assistance is an inspiring place to be a volunteer lawyer,” McKenna said. There are other volunteer lawyers with Pine Tree; however, they ...
New Mingo trial set because lawyer, juror knew each other
A new trial date has been set for a Mingo County court case, after a judge threw out an $800,000 verdict in March upon learning a lawyer and a juror in the case knew each other and didn't tell the court. In 2014, Randy Ray sued his former employer ...