3 posts categorized "False statements"

Landmark Sixth Circuit Decision Upholds Lawyer’s Free Speech

Posted by Zukerman on Friday, August 3, 2012

It’s a cruel irony that lawyers, perhaps the most verbose citizens in the U.S., have more restrictions placed on their speech than any other citizen. State disciplinary rules and codes of professional responsibility govern what lawyers can and cannot say, how they may say it, and how they can advertise... Continue reading "Landmark Sixth Circuit Decision Upholds Lawyer’s Free Speech" …

ZDL gets rape charges against client dropped because it proved accusations to be false; wins $1.5 million judgment against false accusers

Posted by Zukerman on Friday, July 6, 2012

Imagine that you’ve been wrongfully accused of a violent, sexual crime. Your accuser is actually your assailant. You called 911 after the attack, but your attacker told the police that you had kidnapped and tried to rape her. They believed her. You’ve now been arrested and charged with rape. Being... Continue reading "ZDL gets rape charges against client dropped because it proved accusations to be false; wins $1.5 million judgment against false accusers" …

LYING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: 18 U.S.C. Section 1001

Posted by Zukerman on Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Roger Clemens was recently acquitted of Obstruction of Congress, False Statements, and Perjury. Many other celebrities in recent years, including Scooter Libby, Martha Stewart, and Rod Blagojevich have faced similar charges in Federal Court. It is my experience that many Americans feel that they, as non-celebrities, are not susceptible to... Continue reading "LYING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: 18 U.S.C. Section 1001" …