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Why this lawyer bought nearly $21,000 worth of shoes at Payless

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Home Daily News Why this lawyer bought nearly $21,000 worth… Personal Lives By Debra Cassens Weiss July 30, 2019, 9:54 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. An Arkansas lawyer taking advantage of a sale at Payless ShoeSource as it liquidated merchandise in bankruptcy bought more than 1,500 pairs of shoes, costing about $21,000. Lawyer Carrie Jernigan … Continue reading “Why this lawyer bought nearly $21,000 worth of shoes at Payless”

New trial won for inmate convicted of plotting wood-chipper murder of federal judge

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Home Daily News New trial won for inmate convicted of plotting… Sixth Amendment By Debra Cassens Weiss July 30, 2019, 12:19 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. An inmate convicted in 2016 for seeking hit men to kill those who sent him to prison for scamming an elderly couple has won a new trial. The 9th … Continue reading “New trial won for inmate convicted of plotting wood-chipper murder of federal judge”

Law doesn’t impose ‘most gullible person on Facebook’ standard in suit over fake police page, 6th Circuit says

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Home Daily News Law doesn’t impose ‘most gullible person… First Amendment By Debra Cassens Weiss July 30, 2019, 2:52 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. A federal appeals court has refused to toss a lawsuit against the city of Parma, Ohio, by a “cyber culprit” prosecuted for creating a fake Facebook page for the city’s police … Continue reading “Law doesn’t impose ‘most gullible person on Facebook’ standard in suit over fake police page, 6th Circuit says”

Afternoon Briefs: DUI lawyer arrested for alleged bizarre attack; judge warned for law license lapses

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Home Daily News Afternoon Briefs: DUI lawyer arrested for… News Roundup By Debra Cassens Weiss July 30, 2019, 5:05 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. • A prominent DUI lawyer from Petersburg, Virginia, has been charged with his wife in an alleged attack on their driver that began during a limo ride and ended at the … Continue reading “Afternoon Briefs: DUI lawyer arrested for alleged bizarre attack; judge warned for law license lapses”

Trump announces deal allowing ouster of asylum-seekers to Guatemala

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Home Daily News Trump announces deal allowing ouster of asylum-seekers… Immigration Law By Debra Cassens Weiss July 29, 2019, 10:29 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. President Donald Trump announced Friday that he had reached an agreement with Guatemala to allow asylum-seekers who passed through the country to be returned there to seek asylum. Asylum-seekers can’t … Continue reading “Trump announces deal allowing ouster of asylum-seekers to Guatemala”

Lawyer held in contempt for recording defendant’s mouth being taped shut on judge’s orders

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Home Daily News Lawyer held in contempt for recording defendant’s… Public Defenders By Debra Cassens Weiss July 29, 2019, 11:39 am CDT A public defender in Louisiana has been found in contempt of court for taking out his cellphone and recording a talkative defendant’s mouth being taped shut on a judge’s orders. Judge Marilyn Castle … Continue reading “Lawyer held in contempt for recording defendant’s mouth being taped shut on judge’s orders”

Citing contradictory evidence, judge overturns sex assault verdict; juror is ‘absolutely appalled’

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Home Daily News Citing contradictory evidence, judge overturns… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss July 29, 2019, 2:13 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. Advocates for victims are expressing concern after a Pennsylvania judge granted a defense motion for a judgment of acquittal in a sexual assault case. Judge Alexander Bicket of Allegheny County acquitted 24-year-old … Continue reading “Citing contradictory evidence, judge overturns sex assault verdict; juror is ‘absolutely appalled’”

Afternoon Briefs: $2B verdict against Roundup maker slashed; law firm breakup now a play

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Home Daily News Afternoon Briefs: $2B verdict against Roundup… News Roundup By Debra Cassens Weiss July 26, 2019, 5:02 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. • For the second time in two weeks, a judge in California has reduced a verdict against the maker of Roundup weed killer in a suit by cancer victims. Judge Winifred … Continue reading “Afternoon Briefs: $2B verdict against Roundup maker slashed; law firm breakup now a play”

TV cameras roll as deputies pull over lawyer for failure to use turn signal and find drugs in his car

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Home Daily News TV cameras roll as deputies pull over lawyer… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss July 26, 2019, 12:00 pm CDT Sheriff’s police pulled over an Austin, Texas, lawyer for failing to signal a lane change last weekend and found drugs in his car in a search recorded for the cable TV show … Continue reading “TV cameras roll as deputies pull over lawyer for failure to use turn signal and find drugs in his car”

Lawyer suspended for disclosing client info in ‘vindictive’ bid to collect fees

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Home Daily News Lawyer suspended for disclosing client info… Ethics By Debra Cassens Weiss July 26, 2019, 1:05 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer for threatening to disclose confidential information in a bid to collect a fee and then carrying out the threat. The court indefinitely suspended lawyer … Continue reading “Lawyer suspended for disclosing client info in ‘vindictive’ bid to collect fees”

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