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Judge won't issue gag order for Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti
A federal judge has refused to issue a gag order against Stormy Daniels' always-outspoken lawyer in the California civil case pitting Daniels vs. President Donald Trump and Michael Cohen's company, Essential Consultants, LLC, over the validity of a ...
Manafort's Lawyers Lay Out Strategy: Blame Ex-Business Partner
U.S. prosecutors said former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort believed he was above tax and banking laws as he used offshore accounts to direct millions of dollars he earned for political work in Ukraine, while Manafort's lawyers directed blame at ...
Lawyer calls frat death case sentence 1st step
An attorney for the family of a Pennsylvania State University student who died during alcohol-fueled hazing at a fraternity is calling the first sentence handed out in the case an important step toward justice. Twenty-year-old Ryan Burke was ordered on ...
Lawyer rips duck boats as 'sinking coffins' after Missouri tragedy
“The National Transportation Safety Board said remove your canopies but the National Transportation Safety Board said doesn't have the force of law. They can only make recommendations,” the lawyer added. “But the duck boat industry did nothing except ...
Michael Avenatti can keep talking after judge rejects bid by Michael Cohen to gag Stormy Daniels' lawyer in Trump ...
Michael Avenatti can keep talking after judge rejects bid by Michael Cohen to gag Stormy Daniels' lawyer in Trump ...
Veteran city lawyer Anastasi retires, returns
“The public thinks a lawyer is a lawyer is a lawyer. That's not the case.” Meyer argued it is a good deal. Anastasi was earning $136,214 annually plus benefits working a minimum 40-hour work week. With longevity bonuses and reimbursement for unused ...
Lawyer: Man Killed by Cop Shot Intruder to Protect Grandson
Lawyer: Man Killed by Cop Shot Intruder to Protect Grandson. A lawyer says a Denver-area homeowner killed by police after fatally shooting an intruder was a decorated Vietnam War veteran trying to protect his grandson from an attack. Aug. 1, 2018, at ...
Trump lawyer Giuliani says midterms will answer impeachment question
Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday the upcoming midterm elections will be a referendum on impeaching the president. "I say this not in my role as a lawyer but as a concerned citizen and Republican," he said. "This election is going to ...
Butina's testimony before senators to be released to her lawyers and prosecution - lawyer
WASHINGTON, August 2. /TASS/. US Senate Intelligence Committee will release information related to the case of alleged Russian agent Maria Butina to her lawyers and federal prosecutors on conditions of confidentiality, Butia's lawyer Robert Neil ...
Judge Andrew Napolitano: Sometimes even a famous lawyer can be more harmful than helpful to a client
In the past week, former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, now the chief lawyer and principal spokesman for President Donald Trump's legal team, has offered arguments more harmful to Trump than helpful. In a series of combative, disjointed and logically ...
Lawyer for slain teen's family blames BART for her stabbing death
Lawyers for the family of slain teen Nia Wilson said Wednesday that BART bears responsibility for her death allegedly at the hands of a violent felon because the agency fails to prevent thousands of fare evaders from flooding onto trains every day ...
I'm a Liberal Feminist Lawyer. Here's Why Democrats Should ...
I'm a Liberal Feminist Lawyer. Here's Why Democrats Should ...
Sexual innuendo and tales from the toilet: Longtime Philly lawyer says his YouTube channel is 'homegrown' humor
The cigar-smoking lawyer with an eye patch who calls himself “Captain Perry” has posted since February on a public YouTube channel videos of himself operating a boat, cooking Italian food, and sitting at least partially naked on a toilet — all what he ...
Lawyer who called paralegal a 'ho' gets six-month ban
A veteran attorney in Cleveland has lost his law license for six months after berating his paralegal for more than two years, calling her a “dirtbag” and...
Mueller wants to interview Russian pop star Emin Agalarov, lawyer says
Special counsel Robert Mueller has requested an interview with Russian pop star Emin Agalarov, who helped set up the now infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting, according to Agalarov's lawyer. “Conversations are ongoing" about a potential interview, the ...
Kansas Lawyer, Engineer Face Fall Trial in Cyberattack Case
Kansas Lawyer, Engineer Face Fall Trial in Cyberattack Case. A federal judge has set a fall trial date for a Wichita lawyer and a computer software engineer accused of plotting cyberattacks on websites critizing the attorney's work. Aug. 2, 2018, at 3 ...
Lawyer: No evidence GE employee stole, sold company data
The lawyer for a General Electric engineer charged with stealing digital files says there's no evidence his client colluded with the Chinese government or sold secrets on the company's turbine technology. The U.S. attorney's office says 55-year-old ...
Harvey Weinstein's lawyer will seek to dismiss sexual assault charges in New York
Harvey Weinstein's lawyer plans on Friday to ask a judge in Manhattan to dismiss the sexual assault charges against him, arguing that prosecutors failed to show grand jurors emails detailing a long-term romantic relationship between the producer and ...
Hoboken council votes to sever contract with lawyer defending ...
Hoboken council votes to sever contract with lawyer defending ...
The Thorny Bureaucracy That Stands Between Detained Children and Their Parents
Weibel: So, here is what I understand to be the legal process as an immigration lawyer that's practiced in this field for years, and then I'll tell you what we were also seeing on the ground. And I don't mean to suggest that it's not legal—it's just ...
Why no competent lawyer would've allowed the Trump Tower meeting
In Bauer's mind, no competent lawyer would let anyone on the campaign go to that meeting: The Russians did not merely offer information, plucked from the sky: In the first place, they had to have procured it. To have done so would normally require the ...
Read: Harvey Weinstein's lawyer files motion to dismiss indictment
Read: Harvey Weinstein's lawyer files motion to dismiss indictment. Aug 03, 2018 | 10:15 AM. Read: Harvey Weinstein's lawyer files motion to dismiss indictment. Harvey Weinstein enters Manhattan criminal court on June 5, 2018. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez ...
Harvey Weinstein's lawyer seeks to dismiss charges, claiming emails prove 'consensual' relationship
Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has asked a New York judge to dismiss multiple sexual assault charges against him, according to a motion filed Friday by his attorney. In the 159-page motion, Weinstein's lawyer, Benjamin Brafman, argues ...
Little fighting so far over files seized from Trump lawyer
FILE - In this July 30, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, formerly a lawyer for President Trump, leaves his hotel in New York. In April, Trump seemed poised for a fight over files seized by the FBI from his lawyer Cohen. So far, though, a court-ordered ...
Assange in 'solitary confinement' at embassy, fears possible extradition to US, lawyer says
"I'm very concerned for his well-being and the permanent damage that this is having on his health," Assange lawyer Jennifer Robinson told ABC News on Friday, adding that her client's legal team is trying to get him a medical assessment in the next few ...
Manafort's lawyer: My client is innocent because guilty people don't leave this much evidence behind
A lawyer for Paul Manafort on Friday told the judge overseeing the former Trump campaign chairman's tax fraud case that his client was innocent because a guilty person wouldn't have left evidence lying around that could convict them. “Nobody intending ...
Crypto Lawyer Marco Santori: Courts May End the Uncertainty Over Tokens
The cryptocurrency world has been eagerly waiting for the SEC to clear up a burning legal issue over when digital tokens must be registered as a security. It turns out the SEC may not have an answer, according to Marco Santori, President and Chief ...
City won't provide lawyer to firefighter being sued by colleague
The city won't provide a lawyer to an FDNY lieutenant being sued by one of his own men for calling the cops on him when he allegedly threatened to shoot up their firehouse. Lt. David Hughes sounded the alarm when firefighter Raheem Hassan called him in ...
What it's like to question Trump under oath, according to a lawyer who deposed him in the 1990s
President Donald Trump could end up testifying under oath in the Russia probe, and that, over the course of the investigation being conducted by the special counsel Robert Mueller, has unsettled Trump's defense lawyers. In the roughly 15 months since ...
Harvey Weinstein's lawyer requests for emergency hearing, appeals to dismiss sex crime charges
Earlier today, in an emergency hearing requested by Weinstein's lawyers against Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance Jr's office with misconduct over the indictments in New York Supreme Court, Judge Mary Walrath allowed Weinstein to include emails with one of ...
Immigration Lawyer On Separated Children : NPR
Priya Konings is an attorney with KIND, Kids in Need of Defense, a New York based nonprofit that has been working to reunite migrant children and families in ...
Angelina Jolie Denies Split with Lawyer as Custody Fight with Brad Pitt Enters 'New Phase'
Angelina Jolie's ongoing divorce with Brad Pitt is “entering a new phase,” a source says — and her lawyer, Laura Wasser, will be there by the actress' side, according to Jolie's rep. Despite a TMZ report that high-powered Hollywood divorce attorney ...
Can this lawyer turn email activism into a political upset?
Prince George's County activist Tamara Davis Brown is accustomed to going outside the usual political channels. Over more than 15 years, Brown has cultivated an email group of 5,000 members that she uses to explain how local government affects ...
Trump Acknowledges Purpose of Meeting With Russian Lawyer
President Donald Trump on Sunday appeared to change his story about a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower that is pivotal to the special counsel's investigation, tweeting that his son met with a Kremlin-connected lawyer to collect information about his ...
Trump Admits His Son Met With Russian Lawyer To Get Dirt On Clinton
President Trump doubled down on his stance, proffered last year, that pursuing damaging information on Hillary Clinton was the focus of a questionable 2016 meeting between his son Donald Trump Jr. and a lawyer with ties to the Kremlin. Trump Jr. is a ...
Campos Mello hires disputes lawyer
Brazil's Campos Mello Advogados has boosted its arbitration and litigation practices by hiring a Cescon, Barrieu, Flesch & Barreto Advogados lawyer as partner. Campos Mello hires disputes lawyer. Maysa Abrahão Tavares Verzola, 39, focuses on domestic ...
Germany accidentally deported a Uighur man to China. His lawyer ...
Germany accidentally deported a Uighur man to China. His lawyer ...
Kendall Jenner Granddad of Dog Bite Victim Show Some Humanity!!!
The little girl who was allegedly bitten by Kendall Jenner's dog has a powerful grandfather who is furious at Kendall and BF Ben Simmons, saying they were "arrogant" and uncaring that his granddaughter was allegedly attacked. Divorce attorney Bob Cohen ...
White House Weighs Former Enforcement Lawyer for Democratic SEC Seat
WASHINGTON—The White House is considering a former enforcement lawyer for a Democratic slot on the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to people familiar with the matter. The White House is vetting Allison H. Lee for the role after she was ...
Amy Meselson, Lawyer Who Defended Young Immigrants, Dies at 46
In 2006, an East Harlem high school's upset victory in a New York City-wide robot-building contest proved to be bittersweet for Amadou Ly, a member of the ...
Appeals Court Allows Paralegal to Sue Houston Lawyer Over BP Oil Spill Case Work
After ruling that a paralegal's alleged deal to split fees with a Houston lawyer for clients he brought in connection with the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill was illegal, a Texas Court of Appeals nevertheless allowed the paralegal to move forward ...
Trump Lawyer Emmet Flood's Financial Disclosure Shows $3.3M Partner Share
Emmet Flood, the White House lawyer representing President Donald Trump in dealings with the special counsel's office, earned $3.3 million as a Williams & Connolly partner between 2017 and his departure from the firm earlier this year, according to a ...
Lawyer for Nebraska death row inmate seeks release from case
LINCOLN, Neb. — An attorney for a death row inmate who's set to be executed next week is asking the Nebraska Supreme Court to release him from the case. Jeff Pickens of the Nebraska Commission on Public Advocacy argues in a Monday court filing that ...
Thinking he was being funny, lawyer suspended for insulting paralegal he called a 'ho'
A Cleveland lawyer has been suspended from law practice after his paralegal recorded his denigrating comments about her weight, appearance and intelligence. Howard Skolnick received a one-year suspension with six months stayed, reported ...
Lawyer: OSU never contacted Courtney Smith
Lawyer: Ohio State never contacted Courtney Smith about domestic violence allegations. play. Timeline of events leading to Meyer's suspension (1:01). Review the past few weeks, from Urban Meyer's comments at Big Ten media day to his suspension and ...
Nxivm leader's lawyer equates branding to Marines getting tats
The lawyer for the upstate cult leader accused of keeping “slaves” who were forcibly branded with his initials says the women all wanted the marks seared into their skin — and it was just like Marines getting tattoos. “Talk to all the football players ...
Lawyer Breihan named head of STL justice group
For two years, Breihan has been a staff lawyer at the Chicago-based law firm, which works for reform and accountability from departments of corrections. She also is on a team of lawyers trying to secure new sentences for youths sentenced to die behind ...
The Latest: Manafort lawyer press Gates on 'lies'
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort (all times local):. 10:55 p.m.. A lawyer for Paul Manafort suggests the government's star witness, Rick Gates, has told "so many lies" he can't ...
Manafort lawyer slams 'so many lies'
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – In blistering questioning, a defense lawyer accused the protege of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of being immersed in “so many lies” he can't remember them all, as he tried to undermine the credibility of the ...
Lawyer: hunger-striking Ukraine filmmaker increasingly frail
MOSCOW (AP) — The lawyer for a Ukrainian filmmaker on hunger strike in prison in Russia says his client is increasingly frail. Wednesday marks the 87th day that Oleg Sentsov has been refusing food in a Russian prison. Sentsov is demanding that he and ...