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Lawyer for Dak Prescott’s accuser hints at ‘imminent’ lawsuits over alleged sexual assault

A lawyer for the woman who accused Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott of a 2017 sexual assault hinted at imminent lawsuits one day after Prescott filed his own litigation that alleged extortion and denied wrongdoing.

Arlington-based attorney Yoel Zehaie on Tuesday afternoon told KRLD-FM (105.3 The Fan) that Prescott “raped” his client and a civil lawsuit is “very imminent.” He said his client isn’t ruling out filing criminal charges.

In the state of Texas, civil statute of limitations is five years for sexual assault and two years for conspiracy.

Prescott on Monday filed a civil lawsuit in Collin County against the accuser, saying she was trying to extort $100 million from the quarterback to keep quiet about an alleged sexual assault.

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Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott suing woman accusing him of sexual assault

Levi G. McCathern, Prescott’s Dallas-based attorney, didn’t respond Tuesday to The Dallas Morning News.

The incident first came to light Monday when Prescott filed a civil lawsuit in Collin County, seeking monetary relief in excess of $1 million, for what his legal team called malicious lies.

“We will not allow the Defendant and her legal team to profit from this attempt to extort millions from Mr. Prescott,” McCathern said Monday in a statement.

McCathern’s statement Monday said Prescott “has never engaged in any nonconsensual, sexual conduct with anyone.”

Zehaie said he was disappointed Prescott “would try to flip the script and make himself the victim,” and said Prescott’s story had changed over the course of their discussions, ultimately saying the encounter was consensual.

“This story about extortion, we were really taken aback (Monday) when we saw it, but this is just a legal maneuver and I mean, this is a classic move to discredit sexual

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OpenAI Hired Lawyer Who Beat Musk in Twitter Battle

The billionaire is set to face off again with a lawyer who helped Twitter sue Musk after he attempted to back out of his $44 billion purchase of the social-media platform. Reuters was the first to report on the connection.

A recent filing from OpenAI shows the company hired two attorneys from Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz to represent OpenAI and additional lawyers from Morrison & Foerster to represent its other defendants, including OpenAI CEO Sam Altman.

One of the lawyers from Wachtell, William Savitt, helped lead Twitter’s case against Musk.

Musk settled before the lawsuit got to trial, and he ultimately bought Twitter at his original offer price — but not before the dozens of Musk’s private text messages made it into the public eye through discovery.

The Tesla CEO also sued Wachtell last year in an attempt to avoid paying $90 million in legal fees that the organization had accrued in its battle against Musk.

The law firm was one of several companies Musk was accused of trying to stiff after he took Twitter private.

Meanwhile, the two Morrison & Foerster attorneys that OpenAI brought in — Jordan Eth and Ragesh Tangri — helped represent Wachtell in Musk’s lawsuit against the firm. The case went into private arbitration in October.

Musk has his own formidable lineup of attorneys as well. The billionaire is represented by Morgan Chu, Alan Heinrich, and Iian Jablon of Irell & Manella.

Chu was once called the firm’s “$5 billion man” because of his history of securing wins for his clients, Bloomberg previously reported. The firm has also worked with Tesla in the past.

Musk sued OpenAI and some of its cofounders earlier this year, alleging the company had breached its “founding agreement” and was at risk of violating its nonprofit mission of

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Woman accusing Cowboys’ Dak Prescott of sexual assault aims to pursue criminal case, per lawyer

Dak Prescott, the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys for the last eight seasons and counting, filed a lawsuit on Monday alleging a woman is attempting to extort $100 million from him through a threat of false sexual-assault accusation. 

On Tuesday, the woman’s attorney said she is looking to take the accusation against Prescott to criminal court.

“There’s many different things that we plan to sue Dak for related to this matter,” Yoel Zehaie said on “GBag Nation” on The Fan 105.3 FM The Fan in Dallas. “And we have a lot to work with on both the civil aspect and the criminal aspect.”  

Zehaie did not get into specifics about other lawsuits, but categorized them as “imminent.” Prescott’s suit that he filed Monday in Collin County against Victoria Shores and her legal team of Yoel and Bethel Zehaie alleges she is looking to extort him out of $100 million to settle a claim surrounding a 2017 sexual assault allegation. 

According to the letter, obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Shores is “willing to forego pursuing criminal charges, along with disclosing this information to the public, in exchange for compensating her for the mental anguish she has suffered.”

Prescott’s attorney Levi McCarthern labeled the allegations “an extortion plot” in a statement. 

“Mr. Prescott — a new father to a baby girl — has great empathy for survivors of sexual assault,” McCarthern said in a statement to the Dallas Morning News on Monday. “He fervently believes that all perpetrators of such crimes should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. To be clear, Mr. Prescott has never engaged in any nonconsensual, sexual conduct with anyone. Lies hurt. Especially, malicious lies. We will not allow the Defendant and her legal team to profit from this attempt to extort millions from

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Trump co-defendant’s lawyer testifies in front of Georgia Senate

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The defense attorney who first alleged a personal relationship between Fulton County DA Fani Willis and special prosecutor Nathan Wade presented an argument in front of Georgia senators. 

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Woman Says Dealership Told Her to Return New Car. Here’s Why

Recent car buyer and TikTok user Brooke (@brookebohannan_) is having an interesting issue. After buying her used 2023 Kia Telluride about a week ago, she received a phone call from the car dealership. In short, they want the car back.

“My husband gets a call last night that the lady who owned this car previously…wants the car back and I’m sorry, but I’ve never heard of that before,” Brooke says in her first video on the topic, which currently has over 8.1 million views as of Saturday.

According to Brooke, her husband insisted that that was not their problem and that they owned the car. The salesman countered by saying he could provide them with a similar vehicle, an offer Brooke’s husband did not accept.

“I called my dad, I called my uncle who has his own dealer and no one’s heard of this,” Brooke states.

Brooke then offers her own theories about what happened.

“We seem to think that maybe they gave us too good of a deal on this car and they’re looking at like their end of the month, whatever, at the dealership, and somebody’s getting in trouble because they sold this car for less than what they were supposed to,” she theorizes.

Regardless of why it happened, Brooke was not a fan of the dealership’s attempted solution.

“You don’t call the new owners of the vehicle and say, ‘We have a problem,’” she explains. “‘We’ don’t have a problem. It sounds like ‘you’ have a problem.”

From here, the story gets even more unbelievable.

@brookebohannan_ This has to be a prank right??? #cardealership #buyingacar #carbuying #carbuyingtips ♬ original sound – B R O O K E

According to Brooke, she received another call from the dealership saying they would give them the same car they already

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Trump Lawyer Urges Judge to Disqualify Fani Willis in Georgia Case

A judge in the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald J. Trump heard final arguments on Friday on a motion to disqualify the prosecutor who brought the case, Fani T. Willis, on the ground that a romantic relationship she had with a subordinate created a conflict of interest.

With a historic criminal case against a former president on the line, lawyers for Mr. Trump and his co-defendants took turns assailing Ms. Willis. John B. Merchant III, who represents the defendant Michael Roman, said that if the court finds the prosecutors’ romance did not create a conflict of interest, “public confidence in the system will be shot.”

But Adam Abbate, a prosecutor in Ms. Willis’s office, called the defense’s effort to disqualify Ms. Willis “a desperate attempt to remove a prosecutor from a case for absolutely no reason, other than harassment and embarrassment.”

Defense lawyers on Friday repeatedly asserted that the bar for disqualification should be relatively low, arguing that even the appearance of a conflict of interest should lead to Ms. Willis’s removal from the case because her actions had undermined public confidence in it. The question of whether the defense needs to show an actual conflict or just an appearance of one could prove pivotal.

“We can demonstrate an appearance of a conflict of interest, and that is sufficient,” Mr. Merchant told the judge, Scott McAfee of Fulton County Superior Court.

Mr. Trump’s lawyer, Steven H. Sadow, picked up the theme, arguing that “once you have the appearance of impropriety,” the law in Georgia is clear: “That’s enough to disqualify.”

Mr. Sadow focused on a speech Ms. Willis made in January at a Black church in Atlanta, calling her remarks a “violation of professional rules of conduct.” Her speech, at Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, came

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Trump lawyer raises possibility that Fani Willis lied about relationship origins

A hearing surrounding the fate of Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis‘s prosecution of Donald Trump prompted a lawyer for the former president to raise the possibility that a star witness to Willis’s affair with special prosecutor Nathan Wade is lying about his recollections.

Presiding Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee has labeled Terrence Bradley, a former law partner and divorce attorney to Wade, a “star witness” for the bid by Trump and other co-defendants to dismiss Willis’s office from handling the sweeping racketeering case against them.

Terrence Bradley, Nathan Wade’s former business partner and former divorce attorney, enters the courtroom before meeting with Judge Scott McAfee on Monday, Feb. 26, 2024, in the Fulton County Courthouse in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, Pool)

Nearly two hours into the hearing on Tuesday, Steve Sadow, a lawyer for Trump, pointed to Bradley’s testimony earlier in the hearing, during which Bradley said he was speculating in previous text messages with defense attorney Ashleigh Merchant, who first raised the allegations of Wade and Willis’s relationship in court when he said that the pair began dating shortly after meeting at a judges’ conference in 2019.

Bradley said repeatedly that he had been speculating when he sent text messages to Merchant about his belief that the relationship began before Willis brought the racketeering indictment.

Merchant, who represents co-defendant Mike Roman, had asked Bradley during the first hour of the hearing about where he obtained the information he relayed when he texted her that Willis and Wade’s relationship began after the 2019 judges’ conference, pointing to printouts of text messages that the pair exchanged.

Merchant asked Bradley: “Do you recall me asking you, ‘Do you think it started before she hired him?’ And you said, ‘Absolutely.’ Do you recall that?”

“I see that in the

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Should I Get a Lawyer for a DUI in Canada?

In Canada, being charged with DUI (driving under the influence) is a dangerous crime that could have life-changing effects. If you are found guilty, you will face harsh legal consequences that may affect many parts of your life. You’ll have to make a very important choice if you’re facing a DUI charge: will you hire a lawyer?

Even though you might want to handle the legal system independently, hiring a skilled DUI lawyer can greatly increase your chances of getting a good result. This article will discuss why you might want to hire a lawyer if you are charged with DUI in Canada.

Potential Penalties for a DUI in Canada

In Canada, the severity of the penalties for a DUI varies on several things, such as:

Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC)

Under 0.08: If your blood alcohol level is less than 0.08, you could face a $1,000 fine and a year-long license suspension for your first crime.

Between 0.08 and 0.15 BAC: Penalties get much worse, including fines of up to $2,000, license suspension for 90 days to a year, and having to place an ignition interlock.

Over 0.15 BAC: This crime could get you up to 10 years in prison, big fines, and a long time without your license.

Previous Offences

If you have been convicted of DUI before, you will face harsher fines, longer license suspensions, and longer required jail terms.

 

Causing Bodily Harm or Death

If someone gets hurt because of a DUI, the person can be charged with more crimes, like impaired driving causing bodily harm, which have much harsher consequences, such as longer jail terms.

Advantages of Hiring a DUI Lawyer in Canada

There are some advantages when you hire a DUI lawyer in

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If New Jersey Legalizes Mushrooms, East Coast Could Follow, Says Weed Lawyer

Last month, news filtered out that New Jersey lawmakers had re-introduced a bill in the state Senate, which would legalize psilocybin, better known as “magic mushrooms.” The bill, named the “Psilocybin Behavioral Health Access and Services Act,” was pulled back last year for revisions. Though the measure is focused on treating mental health issues, the provisions would decriminalize recreational use for anyone 21 or order who possesses four grams or less of psilocybin. And, unlike marijuana, New Jersey residents “would be allowed grow their own mushrooms for personal use in their homes.”

If the bill does pass, New Jersey would become the third in the country after Oregon and Colorado to legalize psilocybin. It would also become the first state on the East Coast to do so. Could this milestone cause a ripple effect, with other East Coast taking a closer scrutiny?

Robert M. DiPisa, a New Jersey cannabis attorney at law firm Cole Schotz thinks so. He also speculates that for this bill to be re-introduced, there must be some support for the measure, paving the way for its eventual passage. The question is when? “My guess is they’re not going to put it up for vote until they have enough votes to pass it,” said DiPisa.

Recently, DiPisa talked to Forbes about the bill and what its possible passage may bode for the emerging psychedelics industry in the U.S.

This Q&A has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

Iris Dorbian: What are the differences and similarities between this bill and the legal cannabis program in New Jersey?

Rob DiPisa: There are a lot of similarities to the way the medical cannabis program was structured in the state. There have been some changes and improvements permitting personal use and at home consumption.

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Sentence ‘Dismissed’ For 10-Year-Old Arrested For Peeing In Parking Lot: Lawyer


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