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A lawyer for alleged victims of Robert Hadden, a former New York gynecologist accused of sexually abusing patients for 2 decades says the case is ‘just getting started’



a man wearing glasses and looking at the camera: Robert Hadden, right, is released on bail, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in New York. Former New York gynecologist Hadden, accused of sexually abusing more than two dozen patients, including the wife of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, was charged with six counts of inducing others to travel to engage in illegal sex acts. AP Photo/John Minchillo


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Robert Hadden, right, is released on bail, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in New York. Former New York gynecologist Hadden, accused of sexually abusing more than two dozen patients, including the wife of former presidential candidate Andrew Yang, was charged with six counts of inducing others to travel to engage in illegal sex acts. AP Photo/John Minchillo

  • Robert Hadden, a former gynecologist, was charged with six federal counts on Wednesday tied to allegations of sexually abusing women and girls during routine exams.
  • Dozens of women have accused Hadden of sexually abusing them between 1993 and 2012 while he worked at Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
  • Anthony DiPietro, a laywer for dozens of women who have accused Hadden of sexual abuse say the case is “just getting started” and believes many employees at Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian knew of the abuse.
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heroic South African human rights lawyer with a macabre duty to represent the dead

Advocate George Bizos, who has died at the age of 92, stands in the pantheon of South African human rights lawyers and anti-apartheid activists.

Throughout his lengthy lifetime, he doggedly used the courts as his chosen terrain to fight back against a police state that blatantly violated the rule of law. His lifelong commitment to human rights left a legacy in South Africa’s constitution and bill of rights. He knew that democracy is not a destination but a lifelong quest: eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.

Bizos was among a number of young white people who arrived in South Africa as refugees from Europe, only to find themselves forced to align themselves with the oppressed black majority against apartheid. This company includes Joe Slovo, Lithuanian by birth, and also an advocate by training, who became leader of the South African Communist Party.

Bizos was born in 1927 in the

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Charles Manson’s defense lawyer, Irving Kanarek, dead at 100

The defense attorney who represented Charles Manson in the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders and continued to maintain Manson’s innocence after his conviction reportedly died last week at age 100.

Irving Kanarek was known as loud and combative in the courtroom – by the third day of testimony in the Manson murder trial he had already objected to questions 300 times, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Manson Prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi said in his book, “Helter Skelter: The True Story of the Manson Murders,” that reporters focused too much on Kanarek’s “bombast and missed his effectiveness,” though Bugliosi was largely critical of the lawyer.

Kanarek, born in Seattle in 1920, worked in the aerospace industry before becoming an attorney in California in 1957.

Of Manson, Kanarek said he was “personable” and continued to claim his client had “nothing” to do with the murders of actress Sharon Tate, supermarket executive Leno LaBianca and

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Worcester lawyer Paul DePalo in line for seat on Governor’s Council – News – telegram.com

Paul DePalo appeared on his way to taking over the Worcester County seat on the Governor’s Council.

With 253 of 254 precincts reporting, the tally in the 7th District was 72,847 votes (62.5%) for DePalo and 43,750 votes (37.5%) for Rafferty, according to the Associated Press.

This year there are no Republicans in the running, putting all the focus on Tuesday’s primary.

In Worcester, Democratic primary voters handed DePalo a 14,657 to 9,158 win over Rafferty.

The 7th District seat has been empty for almost a year. Five-term incumbent Jennie L. Caissie, a Republican of Oxford, resigned from the council in October to become clerk magistrate of Dudley District Court.

The Governor’s Council, consisting of eight elected members, approves gubernatorial appointments for judges,

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Aubrey O’Day Hits Back At Body-Shaming Tabloid With Unfiltered Selfie, Lawyer Issues Statement



Aubrey O'Day wearing a hat: Aubrey O'Day. Photo: CP Images


Aubrey O’Day. Photo: CP Images

Aubrey O’Day isn’t putting up with any body-shaming.

The former Danity Kane singer was the subject of controversy this week when the Daily Mail published photos of a woman on the street, claiming it was O’Day and calling her “unrecognizable.”

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“The five-foot four-inch star appeared noticeably different to a slew of bikini snaps posted to her social media recently,” the tabloid claimed, chiding O’Day for posting allegedly “flittered” photos the same day to her Instagram account.

But O’Day wasn’t having any of it, slamming the industry for “abusing women’s bodies” and sharing an untouched mirror selfie along with the Monday’s date written on a piece of paper.

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Donziger’s Ex-Atty Hires Lawyer To Fight Trial Role


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Law360 (September 2, 2020, 12:10 AM EDT) —
A former defense counsel for Chevron foe Steven Donziger has hired his own lawyer to fight the possibility he’ll have to represent the disbarred attorney at a criminal contempt trial slated to begin this month, according to an email obtained by Law360.

Donziger, who helped win a roughly $9.5 billion judgment against Chevron Corp. in Ecuador that the oil company says was fraudulently obtained, is facing trial Sept. 9 on criminal contempt charges that had their

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Questions after lawyer crashes SUV owned by DA’s office

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TAYLORTOWN, La. (AP) — A private attorney who crashed a sport utility vehicle belonging to a northwest Louisiana prosecutor’s office didn’t tell deputies how it ended up submerged in a bayou or why he left the scene of the accident.

KTBS-TV reports that Bossier City attorney Lyn Lawrence was ticketed earlier in August by Bossier Parish deputies for failing to report the accident.


District Attorney Schuyler Marvin has refused to say why Lawrence was driving the government vehicle or whether Marvin approved use by Lawrence. The 53-year-old Lawrence is a friend and political ally of Marvin.

Under state ethics guidelines, vehicles belonging to government agencies are supposed to be used only for official business and by employees of agencies. State law prohibits loaning government property to individuals.



Marvin would not respond to calls for comment on his office’s policies regarding use of

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Top lawyer with NYC Board of Elections eyed in sexual harassment probe: source



a man wearing a suit and tie: NYC Board of Elections General Counsel Steve Richman


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NYC Board of Elections General Counsel Steve Richman

A top NYC Board of Elections lawyer is being probed for sexual harassment, a source with knowledge of the situation revealed.

Steven Richman, who serves as a city Board of Elections general counsel, faces probes from both the city Department of Investigation and the Manhattan DA’s office, the source confirmed.

“It was a sexual thing,” the source said. “It wasn’t anything with a vendor or money.”

Richman has requested a leave of absence, which the board’s commissioners granted Tuesday. It extends through Sept. 25, at which point he could ask for an extension or potentially return to work.

He has served as the board’s general counsel since Jan. 1999 and served as a member of the Democratic National Convention’s Rules Committee, according to his LinkedIn profile.

City Conflicts of Interest Board financial disclosure forms show that as of 2018

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Lawyer: Plea offer tried to link Breonna Taylor to drug ring

A lawyer for Breonna Taylor’s family said prosecutors offered a plea deal to an accused drug trafficker that would have forced him to implicate Taylor in criminal activity after her killing by police had pushed her name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race.

Louisville’s top prosecutor said the document was not an attempt to smear Taylor but was part of preliminary plea negotiations with a man charged with illegal drug trafficking.

Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar posted a photo on social media Monday that he said was a plea offer to Jamarcus Glover from prosecutors. The photo of the document appeared to show Taylor listed as a “co-defendant” in illegal activities leading up to April 22, weeks after her death.

“Why would they put her name on there?” Aguiar said in a statement sent to news media. “It’s outrageous.”

Jefferson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Wine

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Lawyer: Plea offers implicated Breonna Taylor in drug ring

Louisville’s top prosecutor Tom Wine acknowledged the existence of the document but says it was part of preliminary plea negotiations.

A lawyer for Breonna Taylor’s family said a plea deal was offered to an accused drug trafficker that would have forced him to implicate Taylor, who was killed by police in a raid on her home in March.

Louisville’s top prosecutor acknowledged the existence of the document but said it was part of preliminary plea negotiations with a man charged with illegal drug trafficking and not an attempt to smear Taylor.

RELATED: Breonna Taylor was never co-defendant in Jamarcus Glover case, Commonwealth’s Attorney says

Taylor family attorney Sam Aguiar posted a photo on social media Monday that he said was a plea offer to Jamarcus Glover from prosecutors. The photo of the document appeared to show Taylor listed as a “co-defendant” in illegal activities leading up to April 22, weeks

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