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Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Uses Legal Threats To Protect His Client
President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has a history of using legal threats to prevent problems for his boss. NPR has the audio of a 2015 incident where he threatens a reporter. Facebook; Twitter; Flipboard; Email ...
Lawyer busted for cyberstalking girlfriend - New York Post
A New York City lawyer was arrested Friday and charged with relentlessly cyberstalking a woman he met through an online dating service, including allegedly...
Recruiters See Effects of Sexual Misconduct on Lawyers' Careers
In the legal industry's whisper network—where allegations of sexual misconduct are quietly spread, but rarely amplified—the whispers often land in the ears of legal recruiters. Several legal recruiters who spoke with The American Lawyer said they had ...
Queens-Based Lawyer for 'Taxi King' Pleads Guilty to Role in Tax Scheme
The lawyer for a New York City livery magnate known as the “Taxi King” has been convicted for taking part in a scheme to bilk $5 million in tax revenue earmarked for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Andreea Dumitru, 43, pleaded guilty on ...
Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti tested legal boundaries as his firm maneuvered into bankruptcy
Michael Cohen, the lawyer who paid Daniels to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Donald Trump, cited the judgment in urging a judge to reject Avenatti's request to participate in a New York court dispute over FBI raids on Cohen's home, office and ...
The In-House Lawyer Behind Ambien's Viral Tweet
In the midst of the racist sh*tstorm Roseanne Barr kicked up, which led to the comedienne's sitcom being canceled, there was one response that perfectly shut down the BS. Roseanne had blamed her racist late-night tweet about Valerie Jarrett on taking ...
Steven D. Cook, ex-chemical industry lawyer, to lead Superfund task force at EPA
WASHINGTON -- A lawyer tapped to lead a task force at the Environmental Protection Agency overseeing cleanups at the nation's most polluted places worked until recently for a top chemical and plastics manufacturer with a troubled legacy of creating ...
Ex-chemical industry lawyer to lead Superfund task force
WASHINGTON — A lawyer tapped to lead a task force at the Environmental Protection Agency overseeing cleanups at the nation's most polluted places worked until recently for a top chemical and plastics manufacturer with a troubled legacy of creating ...
Southern Baptist leader told alleged victim it was 'good' she was raped, lawyer says
“I am told he said it was a 'good thing' my client had been raped and that her future husband wouldn't care if she was a virgin or not,” Cochran said of Paige in a statement to the Star-Telegram. “He threatened to sic lawyers on her [mother] for ...
Nearly 100 women suffered under dancing doctor's scalpel, lawyer says
Atlanta (CNN) An attorney representing three women in cases against an Atlanta-area dermatologist known for singing and dancing while performing surgery says nearly 100 other women have contacted her office to claim they, too, suffered under the doctor ...
Trump lawyers say he 'dictated' statement on Trump Tower meeting, contradicting past denials
(CNN) In a confidential letter to special counsel Robert Mueller in January, President Donald Trump's legal team acknowledged for the first time that Trump "dictated" the first misleading statement put out about his son's controversial 2016 meeting ...
Lawyer: Nearly 100 women suffered under dancing doctor's scalpel
Dr. Windell Boutte is being accused for a lack of care and concern for her patients. She practices in Atlanta, Georgia. Related Content. Max Nikias, president of the University of Southern California. USC president to resign in wake of lawsuits · USC ...
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani says president probably can pardon himself
WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, under pressure from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, probably has the power to pardon himself but does not plan to do so, his attorney ...
The Letter from Trump's Lawyers
Even if we were to ignore the White House's version of events and take Comey's “understanding” at face value, Mr. Comey did not confront the President, nor did he report the “attempted obstruction.” He also did not “let this go,” and he received no ...
EPA Cleanup Task Force Run by Chemical Industry Lawyer - Gizmodo
The Trump administration has appointed yet another industry insider as a leading regulator, this time tapping the former lawyer for a plastics and chemicals ...
Report: Trump Lawyers' Letter to Mueller Challenges Subpoena
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers composed a secret 20-page letter to special counsel Robert Mueller to assert that he cannot be forced to testify while arguing that he could not have committed obstruction because he has absolute ...
Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow is in a legal pissing match with a Satanist
If you're seen the recent news that in January, Donald Trump's lawyers sent a memo to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office arguing essentially that Donald Trump can do whatever he wants because he's the President, you might have wondered who in ...
Trump lawyer plays down chance president would self-pardon
Rudy Giuliani on Sunday underscored one of the main arguments in a newly unveiled letter sent by Trump's lawyers to special counsel Robert Mueller back in January: that a president can't be given a grand jury subpoena as part of the investigation into ...
Lawyer: Bloody blanket found with dead dog after Delta flight
ROMULUS, Mich. — A lawyer representing the owner of a dog that died while traveling with Delta Air Lines says a bloody blanket was among the Pomeranian's belongings. Attorney Evan Oshan (OH'-shan) says he's awaiting the results of a necropsy on ...
The Sensational Murder Trial That Showed Off Abraham Lincoln's Skill as a Lawyer
The killing took place at a rowdy Saturday night picnic in late August. Twenty-four-year-old Duff Armstrong had been drinking with some friends. According to witnesses, a fight started and James Norris smacked James Metzker on his head with a length of ...
Milbank Boosts Associate Salaries With $190K Starting Pay
The 690-lawyer firm's 2017 financial results mark its fifth straight year of solid growth, according to ALM's reporting. Milbank saw its profits per equity partner rise nearly 11 percent last year to $3.46 million, while its gross revenue rose 7.1 ...
Lawyer linked to Trump campaign who pleaded guilty in Russia probe released from prison, turned over to ICE
Alex Van Der Zwaan, the Dutch lawyer linked to the Trump campaign who pleaded guilty in February to misleading federal investigators, was released from prison Monday morning and turned over to Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials, Fox ...
Lawyer for accused child rapist compares client to Harvey Weinstein
A lawyer for the EMT accused of raping a 10-year-old girl in her Queens home tried to get his bail lowered Monday — by comparing his case to Harvey Weinstein's. Frantz Petion has been locked up on $500,000 bond since March, when he allegedly snuck ...
Polsinelli Adds 4-Lawyer Data Breach Team as Hiring Spree Rolls On
Polsinelli has hired a pair of new leaders for its privacy and cybersecurity practice as part of a four-lawyer group coming aboard from Vedder Price. The leaders of the group, Bruce Radke and Michael Waters, are based in Chicago, where the firm has ...
Trump Team Pushed False Story Line About Meeting With Kremlin-Tied Lawyer, Memo Shows
The claims made last summer are contradicted by a memo obtained by The Times, in which President Trump's lawyers say he dictated a misleading statement from Donald Trump Jr. about meeting a Russian lawyer.Published On June 4, 2018 CreditImage by ...
Raimondo calls on AG to investigate lawyer linked to potential $24M blunder
Raimondo called the actions of Gregory Hazian an “inexcusable mistake” after the lawyer for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services allegedly deleted emails revolving around a missed opportunity to appeal a case against the state's nursing ...
Lawyers for Malaysia's Najib quit as his wife called before anti-graft agents
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Lawyers representing Malaysia's ex-premier Najib Razak said on Tuesday they had quit as Najib's wife prepared to make a statement to anti-graft agents as part of an investigation into a former unit of state fund 1Malaysia ...
Pensacola lawyer Tommy Ratchford Jr. passes away
A prominent lawyer in Pensacola has passed away. He was 69. Fred Thomas “Tommy” Ratchford Jr. died over the weekend. He's a Pensacola native and in 1977 he opened his law practice in the city. He specialized in criminal law and DUI cases. Channel 3 ...
Weinstein pleads not guilty to rape as lawyer vows to fight on
Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges after appearing in a New York Court, with his lawyer vowing to beat the case before it goes to trial. The 66-year-old had previously insisted via his lawyer that he never had ...
Lawyer: Black woman forced to expose herself at Target
Southfield – A lawyer for a black Detroit-area woman says Target employees falsely accused her of stealing a bikini and forced her to expose parts of her body. Attorney Jasmine Rand said Monday 20-year-old Ashanae Davis was shopping at a Target May 22 ...
Want to Choose Your Lawyer? Good Luck in Iran
Iran's judiciary reportedly created a very short list of lawyers approved to represent people accused of national security crimes – commonly used to prosecute activists – in Tehran's courts during the investigative stage of the case. Of the 20,000-plus ...
Poughkeepsie woman charged with boyfriend's murder suffered 'horrific abuse,' lawyer says
A lawyer for the Town of Poughkeepsie woman accused of murdering her live-in boyfriend says she suffered "horrific abuse" at his hands. Nicole Addimando, 29, was charged with second-degree murder in late September. She's accused of killing 30-year-old ...
Paige Patterson's 'break her down' email taken out of context, his lawyer says
The lawyer for Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson said he has “not found one credible” allegation against his client, including accusations that he told an alleged rape victim it was “good” she was raped and that he told another not to report what ...
Filing for a tariff exemption? You probably need a lawyer
The cost of legal fees has come up among many we've interviewed about the process of applying for exemptions from steel and aluminum tariffs from the Department of Commerce. Kate Karol, counsel at Butzel Long in Detroit, has been working with several ...
'Trial by combat' lawyer tried to intimidate witness: prosecutors
Richard Luthmann – who once landed on the cover of The Post after challenging another lawyer to a “Game of Thrones” style trial-by-combat duel – is expected to appear in Brooklyn federal court tomorrow so a judge can decide whether to revoke his $1.5 ...
Telling Tale About Russian Client Lands Swiss Lawyer in Jail
“It's always surprising to see a lawyer get into trouble but extortion is a very serious offense,” said Ursula Cassani, a law professor at the University of Geneva. “Moreover, pretrial detention is much more common in Switzerland than the U.S., even ...
How to find a lawyer you can afford
One of the surprises of adulthood is how often you'd like to have a lawyer looking over your shoulder. You want to be sure your lease doesn't include unreasonable demands. Someone to talk to after you've been rear-ended. Or a professional to eyeball an ...
Lawyer Brought Into Stupid Duckling Massacre Effort
Generally speaking, ducklings are cute and shouldn't be senselessly slaughtered. Full grown ducks, on the other hand, are cute and shouldn't be slaughtered unless orange sauce is involved. In any event, this is the story of a flock of ducklings and the ...
Stormy Daniels suit: My old lawyer was a 'puppet' for Trump, Cohen
Stormy Daniels says in a new lawsuit that her former attorney betrayed her and became a "puppet" for President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer while still representing her. The filing Wednesday alleges that Trump attorney Michael Cohen "hatched a ...
Judge Revokes Bail for SI Lawyer Who Sent 'Game of Thrones ...
Judge Revokes Bail for SI Lawyer Who Sent 'Game of Thrones ...
Lawyer to ex-Trump campaign aide Manafort taps ethics adviser
WASHINGTON/MORRISTOWN, N.J. (Reuters) - A lawyer involved in several real estate deals that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating in his criminal case against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has hired ...
Stormy Daniels Sues, Saying Michael Cohen Colluded With Her Former Lawyer
Stephanie Clifford, the pornographic film actress known as Stormy Daniels, with her current lawyer, Michael Avenatti. A new lawsuit reveals text messages discussing an effort to quash the story of her alleged affair with Donald J. Trump.CreditCraig ...
Keith Raniere's lawyer files bail request
ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) - The case against accused Capital Region cult leader Keith Raniere continues. Paperwork filed shows he's asking to be released on bail but many say he's too dangerous to be back on the streets. Keith Raniere's bail application is ...
You Don't Need a Local Lawyer to Get a Case Unsealed
An astute commenter on the Oklahoma sealed libel thread observed that, carpetbagger that I am, I was going into Oklahoma court without being an Oklahoma lawyer. But that's because I'm asserting my own rights as a citizen to access court records, so I'm ...
Top EPA Aide and Lawyer Both Resign Amid Scott Pruitt Probe
Millan Hupp, an aide for embattled Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has resigned, the Atlantic reported on Wednesday. The move comes shortly after her congressional testimony about Pruitt's spending habits — in which she ...
Sesame Street Loses Trademark Lawsuit Over 'Happytime Murders' Film To Muppet Lawyer, Fred, Esq.
Here's where the story gets good: this case probably got more attention than it may otherwise have, due to the intervention of muppet lawyer Fred, Esq. — as in a muppet who is a lawyer, not a lawyer representing muppets — who represents the producers ...
Lawyer for suspended psychiatrist Gregory Villabona gets own license suspended
A Dover lawyer who is currently fighting to restore the suspended license of a problem-prone psychiatrist had his own license suspended this week. Andre M. Beauregard, the managing partner of Brown, Shiels & Beauregard LLC, is suspended from the ...
Local lawyer, once suspended by the SC Supreme Court, arrested for indecent exposure
A lawyer, who was once suspended from practicing law in the state by the S.C. Supreme Court, was arrested June 5 for indecent exposure in Surfside Beach, according to a news release. Jacob Leon Parrott, 58, of Myrtle Beach, was charged with one count ...
Couple Represented By 'Lawyer Jesus Christ' Lose In Totally Predictable Fashion
A pair of fundamentalist Christians in Canada found themselves on the losing end of a recent appellate decision confirming an earlier decision stripping them of custody of their baby. If that sounds weird, it's because Canada still gives parents due ...
Casey Anthony's ex-lawyer gets 15 years for drug smuggling scheme
A disgraced lawyer – who once repped Casey Anthony – was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Thursday for conspiring to fly over 3000 pounds of coke on his private jet from Ecuador to Honduras. Todd Macaluso, 55, agreed to pilot $10 million worth of ...