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  • Flynn's lawyer says he won't answer subpoena

    May 18, 2017 11:53 AM

    WASHINGTON - A lawyer for fired National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has informed the Senate Intelligence Committee he will not honor its subpoena for private documents. That's according to the panel's chairman, Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina. Burr told reporters Thursday about the response from Flynn's lawyer. Burr... more »
  • BRPD: Prominent BR attorney not implicated in wife's murder Play Video

    May 1, 2017 4:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have announced that DNA evidence failed to implicate Attorney Joel Porter in the 1985 murder of his wife, Denise Porter. According to BRPD, the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab has tested all of the evidence from the crime scene that was submitted by police. None... more »
  • Report: Prosecutor jailed crime victims to enforce testimony

    April 11, 2017 7:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new report says New Orleans prosecutors jailed at least six crime victims to make them testify last year, including a rape victim who was held for eight days. Court Watch NOLA says judges approved at least nine other material witness warrants for victims, but those people... more »
  • Ex-DA gets 4-year sentence for corruption convictions

    April 5, 2017 4:54 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The former top prosecutor for two New Orleans area parishes has been sentenced to four years in prison in a federal corruption case. New Orleans media outlets report that Walter Reed received the sentence Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Eldon Fallon. Reed is the former district attorney... more »
  • President Trump asserts immunity against defamation claims

    March 28, 2017 5:14 PM

    NEW YORK - Republican President Donald Trump's lawyers say he's immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice." The lawyers say in a New York state Supreme Court filing Monday they'll formally ask for dismissal of the January claims by... more »
  • Texas 'affluenza' teen's lawyers seek his release from jail

    March 21, 2017 10:24 AM

    FORT WORTH - Lawyers for a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck have turned to the Texas Supreme Court in an effort to secure his release from jail. The motion filed Friday on behalf of 19-year-old Ethan Couch argues that a judge had no... more »
  • Ascension Parish council votes to request Matassa's resignation Play Video

    March 15, 2017 11:37 AM

    GONZALES –The Ascension Parish council has voted to call for the resignation of Parish President Kenny Matassa Thursday. Councilmembers voted 6-4 in favor of calling for Mattasa's resignation. Matassa was indicted by a grand jury on charges of public bribery on Friday. He is accused of offering a... more »
  • Lawyer: Man shot former NFL running back Joe McKnight in self-defense

    February 3, 2017 1:56 PM

    GRETNA - A lawyer for the man accused of fatally shooting Joe McKnight says his client shot the former NFL running back in self-defense. In an email sent to The Associated Press late Thursday, Matthew Goetz wrote that "information provided from our sources" indicate the 28-year-old McKnight was shot while... more »
  • Man accused of killing former NFL player gets new lawyers

    December 20, 2016 11:49 PM

    GRETNA- New lawyers have signed on to defend the man accused of fatally shooting former NFL running back Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute. Court documents in the New Orleans suburb of Jefferson Parish show that attorneys Gerard Archer and Matthew Goetz asked Monday to delay a bond reduction... more »
  • Lawyer: Bombing suspect needs access to attorney

    September 21, 2016 10:40 AM

    NEW YORK - A federal defender is complaining that bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami has not had access to a lawyer since he was arrested in New Jersey on Monday. David E. Patton said in a letter to a federal judge Tuesday night that Rahami has been held and questioned... more »
  • Accused killer's lawyers: There are inconsistencies in police reports Play Video

    June 21, 2016 8:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The attorneys for a man accused of murdering his pregnant girlfriend slammed the police investigation into the matter in an exclusive interview with WBRZ Tuesday. "They don't have a case," one attorney told News 2's Brett Buffington. The two New Orleans-area attorneys are working to... more »
  • No Soup For You: Man upset after restaurant runs out of soup

    April 23, 2016 9:14 PM

    MANSFIELD, Texas - A Texas lawyer upset that he wasn't provided a cup of soup during a recent meal has notified a restaurant owner that he'll sue if not reimbursed the $2.25 for the soup. Dwain Downing also is seeking $250 in attorney fees for the time spent drafting a... more »
  • Lawyer: Police dept. should recuse itself in probe

    April 15, 2016 6:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The lawyer for a man accused of fatally shooting former New Orleans Saints football star Will Smith is demanding the New Orleans Police Department recuse itself from the investigation. In a letter delivered Friday to Mayor Mitch Landrieu and police Superintendent Michael Harrison, lawyer John Fuller... more »
  • New lawyer silences bad-boy ex-pharma CEO Martin Shkreli

    February 3, 2016 11:48 AM

    NEW YORK - Bad-boy ex-pharmaceutical company CEO and prolific social media user Martin Shkreli has been muzzled. A new lawyer in a federal securities fraud case against Shkreli told reporters outside court on Wednesday that his client would stop speaking out in his own defense until the charges are resolved.... more »
  • Man accused of hiring ex-wife's killers in court

    December 15, 2015 11:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The case of a man accused of hiring people to kill his wife over an expensive divorce was in Baton Rouge court Tuesday morning. Hamid Ghassemi's case was in court for a change in attorneys defending him against first-degree murder charges. Ghassemi is accused of... more »
  • Judge asked to reject new trial request in attorney's death

    November 11, 2015 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge prosecutors are asking a state judge to deny Greg Harris' request for a new trial in the brutal 2009 stabbing death of his wife, lawyer Chiquita Tate, in her downtown Baton Rouge law office. Harris, who is serving a 40-year prison term for manslaughter, claims in... more »
  • 5 plead not guilty in Gulf oil spill fraud case; 2 absent

    October 29, 2015 1:05 PM

    GULFPORT, Miss. - A Texas attorney and four co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to accusations of faking more than 40,000 damage claims after the BP oil spill in 2010. A public defender says a sixth defendant will do the same later. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Dowdy said afterward... more »
  • Lawyers for 'Angola Three' member to argue against 3rd trial

    September 21, 2015 9:33 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- The last member of the Angola Three still in prison will appear in a Louisiana court for a hearing on various motions ahead of his third trial for allegedly killing a prison guard. In the hearing Monday, lawyers for Albert Woodfox are pushing for his indictment in the... more »
  • Man accused in death, dismemberment, wants new lawyer

    June 7, 2015 7:10 PM

    GRETNA, La.- The man accused of killing and dismembering a Bourbon Street stripper is making a last-minute request for a new public defender. The New Orleans Advocate reports that Terry Speaks' request came in a two-page letter to Judge Stephen Grefer, who has scheduled his trial June 15. Speaks is... more »
  • LSU chief lawyer lacks La. license

    April 11, 2015 1:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana State University System's newly hired, $270,000-a-year general counsel does not have a license to practice law in Louisiana. Thomas Skinner, who has a law license in Illinois, says that the lack of a Louisiana law license won't hinder his ability to do the job of... more »
  • Authorities: Woman who posed as lawyer almost became partner

    March 27, 2015 1:23 PM

    PITTSBURGH - Authorities say a Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for a decade and was in line to be named partner when her fraud was discovered. Forty-five-year-old Kimberly Kitchen, of James Creek, was charged Thursday with forgery and unauthorized practice of law. The attorney... more »
  • Lawyer says goal is to protect rights of fraternity members

    March 13, 2015 10:59 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A high-profile attorney hired by alumni of a fraternity chapter at the University of Oklahoma says the actions of some student members caught engaging in a racist chant are inexcusable, but members still have rights that must be protected. Attorney Stephen Jones said Friday members of the... more »
  • Metro Council hires attorney for St. George opposition

    January 28, 2015 5:49 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Metro Council members voted Tuesday night to hire Baton Rouge attorney Mary Olive Pierson to represent them in court as they oppose a movement to incorporate the southern portion of the parish into its own city. Council members voted 8-3, with Buddy Amoroso, Joel Boé and... more »
  • Galette lawyer: Alleged female victim was hurt by dog

    January 6, 2015 4:16 PM

    METAIRIE - A lawyer for Saints linebacker Junior Galette says a woman accusing the player of battery had her earring ripped out and was scratched by a dog that was reacting to her yelling. Galette and his cousin, Terrance Banks of Newark, New Jersey, were arrested Monday after a 22-year-old... more »
  • Escape not detected for 2 days

    September 30, 2014 7:45 PM

    MARYSVILLE, WASHINGTON- An escape wasn't detected in a city jail north of Seattle for two days and until the prisoner's lawyer showed up to talk to him. Rhyan Vasquez is now back in the Marysville City Jail after jailers looked a surveillance video and saw he had backed out... more »
  • Gonzales council attorney fees raising eyebrows Play Video

    September 11, 2014 5:10 PM

    GONZALES - Weeks after Judge Alvin Turner filed a suit against the council, the bills are already rolling in for work performed by attorneys in the case. Turner sued the council after they refused to rezone his property, but only three councilmen, Gary Lacombe, Terance Irvin, and Timothy Vessel,... more »

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