Lawmakers square off over profitable cottage industry

A Brooklyn pol with ties to the legal industry has introduced legislation to compete with a proposal that would limit interest rates on cash advances against lawsuit settlements, The Post has learned. Assemblyman Erik Dilan (D-Brooklyn) last week sponsored a bill to license “consumer litigation funding” firms and prohibit

Chelsea bomber gets a new attorney

see also Chelsea bomber Ahmad Rahimi was assigned a new lawyer Tuesday because his old attorney had also been representing an accused ISIS recruiter with whom Rahimi shared materials from his case while in a federal lockup. Sabrina Shroff represented both Rahimi and Sajmir ­Alimehmeti, who are inmates at the

Lawyer of cops accused of raping teen blasts prosecutors

A lawyer for one of the former NYPD ​detectives accused of raping and sexually assaulting a Brooklyn teen ​while they were on duty ​blasted prosecutors in new court filings, claiming they knowingly allowed the accuser to lie to the grand jury. Brooklyn prosecutors “mislead the grand jury by knowingly

NFL lawyers locked in battle over concussion settlement

Lawyers representing many former NFL players pushed back hard on Wednesday against a suggestion they cap their total fees at 30 percent when pursuing a payout from the roughly $1 billion concussion settlement. Last month, a court-appointed expert said the 191 players who have had their concussion claims approved

Trump lawyers reportedly send cease and desist letter to Bannon

President Trump and his former chief strategist are now speaking — through their lawyers. Legal representatives for the president reportedly sent a cease and desist letter to the Steve Bannon on Wednesday — imploring the fiery activist to stop disparaging Trump and his family, ABC News reported. The letter was

Transit bandit’s lawyer only cares about movie deal: prosecutors

The lawyer for New York’s notorious transit bandit talked her client out of sweetheart plea deals so she could make more money off a movie deal about his decades-long habit of commandeering buses and trains, a prosecutor accused Wednesday. “We have records that she will get a benefit in

Former Christie ‘Bridgegate’ lawyers get primo gigs with Trump White House

NEWARK — Both of Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s lawyers during the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal have now been given key positions under President Donald Trump. The Department of Justice announced Craig Carpenito’s appointment on Wednesday as New Jersey’s interim U.S. attorney. Christopher Wray, who represented Christie during a federal

Roy Moore’s Jewish lawyer voted for Doug Jones

The Jewish lawyer that Roy Moore’s wife bragged about hiring to counter charges of anti-Semitism voted for his longtime pal Doug Jones in the Dec. 12 special election for an Alabama Senate seat. see also Richard Jaffe was the Alabama defense attorney hired by the Moores in 2016 to defend

Judge must determine fate of Chelsea bomber’s lawyer

A judge must decide if Chelsea bomber Ahmad Rahimi may have the same lawyer as a suspect he tutored in terrorism while both were behind bars. Rahimi, who will be sentenced next month for detonating homemade bombs in New York and New Jersey in September 2016, has the same

Neighbors are fed up with ‘crazy’ lawyer’s nonstop screaming

A Brooklyn judge has ordered a divorce lawyer into a padded room. The jurist ruled that the loudmouth lawyer has been terrorizing her neighbors at her ritzy condo building so much — blasting classical music and shrieking things such as “Obama is a murderer!” and “Rape!” around-the-clock — that

Attorney arrested for filming sex with inmate in women’s jail

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida attorney used his position to gain access to a women’s jail and film himself having sex with a female inmate. A Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office news release says 54-year-old Andrew Spark was arrested Sunday and charged with soliciting for prostitution and

Lawyer accused of trying to have Dem official killed

An eccentric Staten Island lawyer busted Friday in a fraud, kidnapping and extortion scheme also tried to have a Democratic Party official killed, according to court documents. see also In an application to deny bail to Richard Luthmann, acting Brooklyn federal Attorney Bridget Rohde said the attorney tried to hire

Controversial lawyer arrested for kidnapping, extortion

Controversial Staten Island lawyer Richard Luthmann has been arrested in an 11-count indictment alleging fraud, kidnapping and extortion. Luthmann and three accomplices were arrested by the FBI Friday morning on charges brought by Acting Brooklyn U.S. Attorney Bridget Rohde. The indictment alleges that Luthmann acted like a gangster — including

Russian lawyer behind Trump Jr. meeting calls into NY court

The shady Russian lawyer who once went to Trump Tower claiming she had dirt on Hillary Clinton made another appearance in Manhattan Thursday — this time phoning in to Manhattan court. Attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya — who got Donald Trump Jr.’s hopes up about Clinton dirt and then rambled about

Cops: Situation with D’Amato’s wife could have been ‘disastrous’

A Long Island police sergeant testified Tuesday that former U.S. Sen​. Al D’Amato’s shotgun-wielding wife was so unhinged when he arrived at their Lido Beach home that “something disastrous could have happened.” Nassau County Officer Sgt. James Lorenzen responded to a 911 in which ​estranged D’Amato wife ​Katuria Smith

ICE agents ‘pounced’ on immigrant in Brooklyn courthouse: attorney

Plainclothes U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents dragged a man out of Brooklyn Criminal Court Tuesday, after twice insisting to his attorney they weren’t with​ the federal agency. ​​ Genaro Rojas Hernandez, who has no prior criminal record and was in court on a misdemeanor assault case, was ​handcuffed and

Troubled gun lawyer ordered to turn over star-studded client list

Self-proclaimed gun lawyer-to-the-stars John Chambers was ordered to fork over his extensive client list — opening the door to the feds probing movie stars and comedians who may have obtained gun permits from the troubled Brooklyn lawyer. Manhattan federal Judge William Pauley on Wednesday ordered Chambers, a former Brooklyn prosecutor, to

Attorney exploits the blind to sue businesses: suit

A Manhattan lawyer is shamelessly using a blind rapper and other handicapped clients to rake in “millions of dollars” for himself — while leaving them with a pittance, court papers charge. C.K. Lee regularly slaps businesses with lawsuits claiming their Web sites aren’t compatible with special software that allows blind people

Cellino says stingy Barnes is opposed to employee benefits

Ross Cellino and Stephen Barnes — the law partners behind the personal injury firm known for its ‘Don’t wait, call 8’ jingle — rake in $10 million each a year while some of their 230 employees can’t afford health insurance, new court filings charge. Cellino — the one with the healthier

Wheelchair-bound lawyer sues NYC for $1M over accessibility

A wheelchair-bound lawyer has filed a $1 million suit against the city, claiming they’ve failed miserably in making a Brooklyn courthouse accessible to him and others with limited mobility. Personal injury lawyer Caner Demirayak, who​ has Muscular ​d​ystrophy, told The Post he has trouble mane​u​vering ​around ​Brooklyn Civil Court​ ​–​ ​where