Lawyer

  • Prominent Gay Rights Lawyer Dies After Setting Himself On Fire In New York Park

    A prominent lawyer who spent years fighting for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people set himself on fire Saturday. David S. Buckel’s charred remains were found in a New York park, The New York Times reported. In a letter Buckel emailed to the publication and other...
  • Bill Cosby’s quaalude use at issue as lawyers spar ahead of sexual-assault retrial

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. – Prosecutors and lawyers for Bill Cosby sparred Friday over whether jurors at his sexual assault retrial will hear lurid deposition testimony from the comedian about giving quaaludes to a string of women before sex. District Attorney Kevin Steele asked a judge during a pretrial hearing in...
  • Georgia Church Leader Arrested for Falsely Posing as Lawyer and Accountant

    In a bizarre story out of Georgia, Melva Washington was arrested at Anointed Vision Church in Norcross yesterday because law enforcement claimed she was using the church as a front for her tax preparation company (for which she had no license), day care (ditto), and law practice (nope). They...
  • Lawyer urges release of Florida shooting suspect’s brother

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) – An attorney for the brother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said in court papers that a $500,000 bond for trespassing at the school is excessive and that the brother should be released from jail. Lawyer Joseph Kimok said in the documents Thursday that 18-year-old...
  • Academy President Lawyers Up to Fight Harassment Claims

    Los Angeles attorney David Schindler, who co-chaired his firm’s white collar defense and investigations practice, has been enlisted by John Bailey as the Oscars organization reviews allegations of harassment. Film Academy president John Bailey is arming himself with top legal firepower to defend him over harassment claims, The Hollywood...
  • Cosby’s lawyers put on notice over false claim

    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) – The Latest on a pretrial hearing in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case (all times local): 11:20 a.m. A judge says he’s putting Bill Cosby’s lawyers on notice after they falsely accused prosecutors of hiding or destroying evidence in his sexual assault case. Judge Steven O’Neill rejected...
  • ICE lawyer in Seattle charged with stealing immigrant IDs

    SEATTLE (AP) – 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 and another of wire fraud in a charging document filed Monday in...
  • Police: Woman ruined $300K worth of art on date with lawyer

    HOUSTON (AP) – Authorities say an intoxicated Dallas woman on a first date with a prominent Houston trial lawyer caused at least $300,000 in damage to his art collection, including two Andy Warhol paintings. Lindy Lou Layman was arrested Saturday on criminal mischief charges after her date with Anthony Buzbee....
  • School cancels Anthony Scaramucci event over lawsuit threats

    MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) – Officials at Tufts University in Massachusetts have postponed an event with Anthony Scaramucci after the former White House communications director threatened a lawsuit over an opinion piece published in the student newspaper. The Boston Globe reports Scaramucci was scheduled to speak at the Medford university’s Fletcher...