Category: lawyers

Lawyers Reveal Potential Defense in Alabama Jailer Escape

The prisoner who walked out of an Alabama jail in handcuffs with a corrections official, prompting a manhunt that came to a bloody end in Indiana, was in the woman’s “care and custody” the entire time, his attorneys said in revealing their potential legal defense to an escape charge. Lawyers for Casey White made the…


Russian Users Sue Apple After Payment Service Pulled: Lawyers

A Russian law firm on Friday said it had filed a lawsuit against U.S. tech giant Apple seeking 90 million rubles ($1.28 million) in damages for consumers affected by Apple withdrawing its payment service from Russia. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Law firm Chernyshov, Lukoyanov & Partners said Apple had…


Quebec Lawyers Ask for More Time to Get Details About 2012 Threats Against PQ Leader

Lawyers for the Quebec government asked a court on Monday for more time to unearth details about six threats allegedly made against former Parti Québécois leader Pauline Marois on the day of the 2012 Quebec provincial election. A civil trial has heard that in the hours before the election night shooting that left one dead…


Jussie Smollett Starts 150-Day Jail Term in Protected Status

CHICAGO—Jussie Smollett began a 150-day jail sentence for staging a hate crime against himself in protective custody, separated from other detainees and watched by security cameras and an officer, jail authorities said Friday. Sheriff’s deputies immediately took Smollett to the Cook County Jail on Thursday night after Judge James Linn sentenced the actor to 30…


Russian Court to Consider Transferring Jailed Ex-Marine to US: Lawyers

MOSCOW—A Russian court plans to consider a request by a former U.S. Marine imprisoned in Russia to be transferred to the United States to serve his sentence there, his lawyers said on Wednesday. Russia convicted Paul Whelan—who holds U.S., British, Canadian, and Irish passports—of spying in June 2020 and sentenced him to 16 years in…


Lawyers for Connecticut Man Accused of Murder Banned From Discussing Case for 40 Years

FARMINGTON, Conn.—The lawyers for Fotis Dulos, the Connecticut man accused of murder after his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos disappeared, will be banned from discussing the case for 40 years, according to probate court settlements. They must also return more than half the $250,000 retainer Dulos gave them shortly before his death. Probate Judge Evelyn Daly…


Fotis Dulos Lawyers Banned From Discussing Case for 40 Years

FARMINGTON, Conn.—The lawyers for Fotis Dulos, the Connecticut man accused of murder after his estranged wife Jennifer Dulos disappeared, will be banned from discussing the case for 40 years, according to probate court settlements. They must also return more than half the $250,000 retainer Dulos gave them shortly before his death. Probate Judge Evelyn Daly…


Trump Lawyers’ Opening Argument: ‘Majority in the House’ Afraid of Facing Trump in the Future

Former President Donald Trump’s lawyers on Tuesday made their opening argument in the Senate impeachment trial, asserting that House Democrats impeached Trump because they are fearful of facing him as a political opponent in 2024. “You will never hear anybody representing former President Trump say anything at all other than, what happened on January 6…


Deep Dive (Feb. 2): Impeachment Managers Release 80-page Outline; Trump’s Defense Lawyers Respond

Democratic impeachment managers released an 80-page brief outlining their plans for the upcoming trial. Trump’s defense lawyers responded with their own filing. Senate Republicans proposed a $618 billion proposal to counter Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief plan. What are some of the differences? And newly released footage shows Facebook’s CEO praising the new administration. Project Veritas published…


The Victorian Government Spent $7.7M on Inquiry Lawyers

The Victorian government spent more on lawyers representing them at the hotel quarantine inquiry than it did on the entire probe. The inquiry, led by retired judge Jennifer Coate, cost a total of $4.8 million but was unable to identify a single person responsible for the fatal decision to use private security guards in hotels….