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Lawyer: Jackson's doc didn't give him excessive drugs (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Edward Chernoff, a lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor, Dr. Conrad Murray, said his client never gave or prescribed Jackson the painkillers Demerol or OxyContin, and denied reports suggesting that the doctor gave the pop star drugs that contributed to his death.
Jackson ma to seek custody of kids—lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
Michael Jackson's mother will seek custody of the late pop icon's three young children, a lawyer for the family of the singer told CNN on Sunday.
Madoff lawyer seeks 12-year sentence (Times Online)
Bernard Madoff’s lawyer has asked the judge who will sentence the mastermind behind America’s largest investment fraud to jail him for just 12 years, urging the court to ignore demands for “mob vengeance”.
Indiana Attorney General Stops In Fort Wayne To Talk About New Laws (Indiana's NewsCenter)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller stopped in Fort Wayne Monday morning to talk about a number of new laws that will take effect in Indiana on Wednesday.
Former Lauderdale district attorney Lavern Tate dies (The Florence Times-Daily)
By Tom Smith Senior Staff Writer Longtime Lauderdale County District Attorney Lavern Tate died Sunday at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. The 81-year-old Tate served for 20 years as the county’s district attorney, from 1967-87, when he decided not to seek re-election. Visitation and funeral arrangements are pending.
Jackson Doctor Didn’t Give Drugs That Would Explain Death, Lawyer Says (New York Times)
Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s doctor, told investigators he did not give the singer any medication that would explain his death and described a vigorous effort to revive him, his lawyer said.
Lawyer says mother s confession in toddler s death was coerced (Sun-Sentinel)
14-month-old daughter suffered a massive skull fracture A Riviera Beach mother of 10 charged with aggravated manslaughter -- and a potential 30-year prison sentence -- in the 2006 death of her toddler was coerced into confessing to police, according to her lawyer.
Attorney: Texting caused Texas' Kindle to crash (Sports Illustrated)
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas linebacker Sergio Kindle was treated for a concussion after crashing his car into an Austin apartment building last week while he was either sending or receiving a text message, his attorney said Monday.
Attorney for Jackson's doc: Long delay calling 911 (AP via Yahoo! News)
An attorney for Michael Jackson's doctor says it took up to a half-hour for paramedics to be called after the singer collapsed at home.
Jackson doc's attorney: Lengthy delay calling 911 (AP via Yahoo! News)
It took up to a half-hour for paramedics to be called to Michael Jackson's home after the singer was found stricken in the bedroom of his rented mansion, an attorney for the firm representing the pop icon's doctor said Monday.
Attorney: Delay in Jackson 911 call (MSNBC)
It took up to a half-hour for paramedics to be called to Michael Jackson's home after the singer was found stricken in the bedroom of his rented mansion, an attorney said Monday.
N.J. Attorney General Anne Milgram plans to unveil mortgage-fraud indictments (The Star-Ledger)
APNew Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram TRENTON -- New Jersey Attorney General Anne Milgram today plans to announce multiple indictments for mortgage fraud. Milgram and Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni are scheduled to make the announcement at noon in...
Attorney to seek bond release for Jabalee today (Detroit Free Press)
The attorney of a man accused of killing his New Baltimore parents for money in October 2006 is expected to ask a judge this morning to allow the man to be released from jail on bond.
Jackson's Lawyer: 'Drug Use Spiraled During Abuse Trial' (Hollywood.com)
Michael Jackson was taking 40 prescription pills a day during his 2005 abuse trial, according to the family lawyer.
Jackson's City Attorney Retiring (WAPT Jackson)
Jackson City Attorney Sarah OReilly Evans announces that she is retiring.
U.S. senator: Belarus to free jailed American lawyer (USA Today)
A U.S. senator says the president of Belarus is promising to free an ailing American lawyer who was imprisoned in the former Soviet country last year on espionage charges.
Lawyer for Jackson doctor denies client gave fatal drugs (USA Today)
A lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor said his client never gave or prescribed Jackson the painkillers Demerol or OxyContin, and denied reports suggesting that the doctor gave the pop star drugs that contributed to his death.
Attorney attacks charges against UT student in Palin e-mail case (Knoxville News Sentinel)
KNOXVILLE - A defense attorney for a University of Tennessee student accused of accessing Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's e-mail account is asking a judge today to toss out the case.
Attorney attacks charges against UT student in Palin e-mail case (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
Attorney for Memphian David C. Kernell says government is trying to make a felony out of a misdeamor.
Belarus to free imprisoned American lawyer (Deseret News)
An ailing American lawyer who was imprisoned in Belarus last year on charges of using fake documents and attempted commercial...
Belarus President Pardons Jailed US Lawyer Zeltser - Official (Nasdaq)
MINSK, Belarus (AFP)--Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on Tuesday pardoned U.S. lawyer Emanuel Zeltser, jailed for industrial espionage in a case that raised tensions with Washington, a presidential spokesman said.
Belarus to free imprisoned American lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
An ailing American lawyer who was imprisoned in Belarus last year on charges of using fake documents and attempted commercial espionage was pardoned on Tuesday by the president of the former Soviet country, an official said.
Lawyer for suspended NFL star Vick says creditors get more under new plan that's due Thursday (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NORFOLK, Va. - Suspended NFL Star Michael Vick would give up more of his future income under a revised bankruptcy plan. Vick's lawyer, Paul Campsen, disclosed the basic outline of the new plan Tuesday in U.S. Bankrupcy Court in Norfolk.
U.S. attorney: John Katopodis, entrusted with $1 million from taxpayers, abused that trust (Birmingham News)
Assistant U.S. Attorney George Martin told jurors that Katopodis couldn't deliver a few computers, then hit the casino days later.
SC attorney general calls for investigation of gov (AP via Yahoo! News)
South Carolina's attorney general is asking for an investigation into Gov. Mark Sanford's travels after he admitted seeing his mistress more times than previously disclosed.
Pardoned U.S. lawyer Zeltser leaves Belarus prison (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
U.S. lawyer Emmanuel Zeltser walked free from a prison in Belarus Tuesday after being pardoned by President Alexander Lukashenko, an eyewitness said.
Belarus leader pardons lawyer in gesture to U.S. (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A U.S. lawyer, jailed in Belarus for industrial espionage, walked free Tuesday after being pardoned by President Alexander Lukashenko in a gesture aimed at improving poor ties with Washington.
Jackson family lawyer says will has been presented (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Michael Jackson's family said Tuesday a will by the late pop star has been presented. The word came just a day after the family said in court documents it believed the entertainer had died without a valid will. "My clients are now aware after filings that a will has been presented ," said L. Londell McMillan. "His various advisers are looking for additional documents."
Madoff Attorney: Unsure if Going to Appeal 150-Year Prison Sentence (Fox News)
Bernie Madoff’s defense attorney said Tuesday on the FOX Business Network that no decision has been made on whether to appeal Madoff’s 150 year prison sentence.
Jackson family lawyer says will has surfaced (AP via Yahoo! News)
A will for Michael Jackson has surfaced and is expected in court soon, a lawyer for the family said Tuesday, countering their previous claim that he died without such a document. "My clients are now aware after filings that a will has been presented," said L. Londell McMillan. "His various advisers over time are looking for additional documents."
US lawyer imprisoned in Belarus freed after pardon (AP via Yahoo! News)
An ailing American lawyer who was imprisoned in Belarus last year on charges of using fake documents and attempted industrial espionage walked free Tuesday night after a presidential pardon.