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Attorney: evidence is secret in Jupiter family shootings (The News-Press)
WEST PALM BEACH — The attorney for a man accused of fatally shooting four relatives at a South Florida Thanksgiving gathering wants all evidence to...
China says missing lawyer 'is where he should be' (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Chinese human rights lawyer missing for almost a year has been judged by legal authorities and "is where he should be," a Foreign Ministry official said in China's first public comment on the case.
Banking Commodity Unit Sales Would Be ‘Worst Case,’ Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Investment banks would have to sell commodity businesses funded by their own capital only in the “worst case” scenario created by proposals to curb proprietary trading, according to a lawyer who has worked with such units.
Nevada attorney general says 3 men indicted in Las Vegas loan modification scam (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LAS VEGAS - The Nevada state attorney general says three men have been indicted on felony charges they operated a foreclosure rescue scam in Las Vegas.
Attorney General Tom Corbett gives March for Life group a sendoff (The Patriot-News)
Attorney General Tom Corbett speaks with St Joan of Arc eighth-grader Giovanna Heanue in the school parking lot prior her departure to Washington, D.C., for March For Life. Sean Simmers, The Patriot-News Pennsylvania Attorney General and governor hopeful Tom Corbett this morning gave approximately 150 anti-abortion activists a send-off as they gathered at St. Joan of Arc's Catholic Church in ...
China: Missing lawyer ‘is where he should be’ (MSNBC)
A Chinese human rights lawyer missing for almost a year has been judged by legal authorities and "is where he should be," a Foreign Ministry official said.
China says missing lawyer 'is where he should be' (Boston Herald)
BEIJING - A Chinese human rights lawyer missing for almost a year has been judged by legal authorities and "is...
Lawyer: NLV Police Shooting Agreement Done (FOX 5 Las Vegas)
A defense lawyer says North Las Vegas has approved a $3 million settlement in a federal lawsuit over a 2003 police shooting.
Nevada attorney general says 3 men indicted in Las Vegas loan modification scam (MalaysiaNews.net)
LAS VEGAS - The Nevada state attorney general says three men have been indicted on felony charges they operated a foreclosure rescue scam in Las Vegas. Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said T...
David G. Humphrey, 83: Lawyer stepped into sports lore (Toronto Star)
As a lawyer and judge, David G. Humphrey will surely go down as one of the steadiest, most respected hands in Canadian legal history.
County attorney rules infant's July death was an accident (The Hays Daily News)
The death of a 3-month-old left inside a hot vehicle in July was a tragic accident, Ellis County Attorney Tom Drees has determined. The infant's cause of death was hyperthermia, the advanced state of heat stroke.
Attorney says man shot in self-defense (Galveston County Daily News)
GALVESTON A married man charged with murder in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend was wrongfully blamed in her fatal shooting, his attorney said Thursday.
Madison lawyer sworn in to post in state Attorney General's office (Daily Record)
TRENTON -- Acting state Attorney General Paula T. Dow swore in Robert M. Hanna of Madison as Director of the Division of Law today during a ceremony at the Hughes Justice Complex.
Anti-Chavez cable channel at risk, lawyer says (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Venezuelan TV channel that takes a critical line against Hugo Chavez could be forced off cable if it doesn't carry mandatory government programming including some of the president's speeches, a lawyer for the channel said Friday.
Lawyer says two Iranian doctors may soon be released on appeal (Boston Globe)
Two celebrated Iranian AIDS doctors with ties to Boston who were convicted in Iran of trying to overthrow the regime could soon be released from prison on appeal, according to their lawyer.
Lawyer: Ex-mayor may lack cash (Detroit News)
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick might not have the cash to make a $319,000 payment within 90 days toward his $1 million restitution, his lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer admits accepting drug cash (The Columbus Dispatch)
A Columbus lawyer admitted yesterday that the leader of a marijuana-trafficking ring paid him more than $150,000 in drug proceeds to find attorneys for gang members.
Mayoral candidates offer their views on reappointment of Jim Letten as U.S. attorney (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
The mayor has no say in whether Republican U.S. Attorney Jim Letten gets to keep his job.
Attorney claims Statler is worthless (The Buffalo News)
The empty Statler Towers is now in such bad shape, with no cash flow and an abundance of expenses, that the building's market value is well below zero, an attorney for the bankruptcy trustee is arguing in a filing with a government agency.
State disbars St. Charles attorney (WBBM Newsradio 780 Chicago)
An attorney convicted of stealing more than $137,000 from her former St. Charles law firm was disbarred Thursday by the Illinois Supreme Court.
Two Morris lawyers named to posts in state Attorney General's office (Daily Record)
TRENTON -- Two Morris County lawyers were sworn in this week to posts in the state Attorney General's office.
Attorney says man shot in self-defense (Galveston County Daily News)
GALVESTON A married man charged with murder in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend was wrongfully blamed in her fatal shooting, his attorney said Thursday.
Leftwing lawyer hired to defend Tan’s daughter (Manila Standard Today)
Leftwing lawyer Arno Sanidad has joined the defense panel of tycoon Lucio Tan’s daughter to appeal a court order, removing her from the voter’s registry of Sto. Domingo village in Quezon City.
Lawyer: Corbin To Plead Guilty To Tax Evasion (WCBS-TV New York)
A lawyer for former Nassau County legislator Roger Corbin said the Long Island politician will plead guilty to tax evasion Monday. Corbin was indicted in June on charges that he evaded taxes on $226,000 he received from a developer who had government contracts. He was also accused of lying to a federal agent.
Retirement may add burden for Lee Co. attorney (The Hawk Eye)
FORT MADISON -- Another tile in the domino effect of the ongoing state budget crisis, a pending retirement of an Iowa assistant attorney general may create extra workload for the Lee County Attorney's Office.
State disbars St. Charles attorney for theft (Chicago Sun-Times)
An attorney convicted of stealing more than$137,000 from her former St. Charles law firm was disbarred Thursday by theIllinois Supreme Court.Ann Day, 52, was sentenced in December 2009 to six months inprison for the theft.Her disbarment goes into effect immediately, according tothe Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court. Day was convicted on felony theft and ...
B.C. lawyer facing charges for alleged links to organized crime (Vancouver Province)
The ongoing investigation into the Greeks, an Okanagan-based crime group with a murderous reputation, has led to the arrest of a Vernon defence lawyer.
Callahan sworn in as U.S. attorney here (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
ST. LOUIS Richard G. Callahan was sworn in Friday as the new U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri. Callahan, 62, was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 24. He succeeds Michael W. Raap, interim U.S. attorney since April.
New Orleans defense attorney disbarred (KPLC Lake Charles)
Associated Press - January 23, 2010 12:44 PM ET NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has disbarred a New Orleans defense attorney who virtually abandoned his practice, stiffed clients...
Harkat's gambling unlikely for sleeper agent: lawyer (CBC Ottawa)
A lawyer for terror suspect Mohamed Harkat says the Algerian's one-time gambling problem doesn't fit the mould of an Islamic extremist trying to keep a low profile.
UPDATE: Attorney's wrap up closing arguments in Guppy trial (The Palladium-Times)
The defense and prosecuting attorney's in the trial for the Fulton teen charged for assaulting his 18-month-old daughter, April Regan, in July 2008, wrapped up their closing arguments in Oswego County Court shortly after 12:30 p.m., today.
Lawyer: Mass. sobriety checkpoint death a homicide (Greenwich Time)
NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for the family of a man who died after his arrest at a police sobriety road block in North Andover says the medical examiner has ruled the death a homicide.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo 's top 15 cases since 2007 (New York Daily News)
A Top Fifteen List of Cases Brought by the Office of State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo since 2007.
Commute Sarabjit's sentence to win Indian hearts: Lawyer (The Times of India)
Pleading clemency for Sarabjit Singh, facing death sentence for alleged involvement in bomb blasts in Pakistan, his lawyer has said commuting it to life imprisonment would be a good gesture which will win hearts of a billion Indians.
Q&A: Andrew Cuomo, New York Attorney General and possible Democratic candidate for 2010 governor (New York Daily News)
Excerpts from a Q &A with New York state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and possible Democratic candidate for governor in 2010.
Q&A: Food Network host and cookbook author Sandra Lee on Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (New York Daily News)
In an interview with the N.Y. Daily News this month, Sandra Lee, the "Semi-Homemade" and "Moneysaving Meals" cookbook author, magazine editor and Food Network host spoke about life with state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo , who may run for governor in 201.
Lawyer going to prison for pocketing plane-crash settlement (Deseret News)
CEDAR CITY — A former Utah lawyer has been sentenced to prison for failing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars from...
Galvan lawyer seeks delay (Times Herald)
The lawyer for a Kimball Township man charged with killing his 3-year-old daughter will request Tuesday's preliminary examination be adjourned so he has time to review his client's substantial court file.
TAYLOR: City Council overrides mayor's veto, hires attorney (The News-Herald)
TAYLOR — After overriding a mayoral veto Tuesday, the City Council again hired its own attorney.
Lawyer For Rihanna's 'Boyfriend' Ex Says He Was Abusive (Singersroom)
A lawyer for the ex-girlfriend of Rihanna's new boo, Matt Kemp, has come forward to denounced claims that Kemp was 'good person' and not abusive a...
State panel seeks disbarment of Annapolis attorney (The Capital)
When an Annapolis lawyer gave a woman a prescription pain pill in 2007 in exchange for a sex act, it was nothing different than a boyfriend giving his girlfriend flowers, according to an attorney defending Jeff Marcalus' right to practice law in Maryland.
Attorney says man shot in self-defense (Galveston County Daily News)
GALVESTON A married man charged with murder in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend was wrongfully blamed in her fatal shooting, his attorney said Thursday.
Lawyer: L.I. Leg. Corbin to Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion (1010 WINS New York)
A lawyer for former Nassau County legislator Roger Corbin says the Long Island politician will plead guilty to tax evasion Monday.
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in (Telluride Daily Planet)
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As she’s carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
Noted criminal lawyer attacked in Delhi (Calcutta News)
Noted criminal lawyer R.K. Naseem was critically injured after he was attacked by one of his close relatives over some property dispute Sunday, police said.
Prominent lawyer attacked by kin over property dispute (Press Trust of India)
New Delhi, Jan 24 (PTI) Prominent criminal lawyer R K Naseem, who appeared for Jessica Lal murder convict Manu Sharma, was today seriously injured when one of his relatives, a former BJP MLA, with whom he has a property dispute allegedly attacked him.
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten to address West Jefferson Civic Coalition (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Ted Jackson / The Times-PicayuneU.S. Attorney Jim LettenU.S. Attorney Jim Letten will be the featured speaker at the monthly West Jefferson Civic Coalition meeting on Monday night. The meeting is from 7 to 9 p.m. at the West Jefferson Medical...
Forget fickle polls and act, says climate lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
A top environment lawyer says it is time to stop watching opinion polls and get on with doing something about climate change.
Berlusconi's lawyer slams corruption trial (Independent Online)
Embattled Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's lawyer defended Italy's leader in a national newspaper, denouncing charges in a case involving his media empire as "ridiculous" and "unfounded".
Noted criminal lawyer attacked in Delhi (New Kerala)
New Delhi, Jan 24 : Noted criminal lawyer R.K. Naseem was critically injured after he was attacked by one of his close relatives over some property dispute Sunday, police said.