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At Long Last, Nominees for U.S. Attorney Slots
President Barack Obama's picks for two U.S. Attorney posts in Pennsylvania garnered praise Thursday, but some lawyers also wondered why the process is taking so long. So far, the Obama administration has secured confirmation for 36 of the nation's 93 U.S. Attorney posts, and Wednesday's batch of nominations means an additional 30 nominees are now awaiting confirmation. But 28 districts are still ...
Lawyer: Charges dropped against 9 missionaries
A lawyer says Haiti has dropped kidnapping charges against nine of the 10 U.S. missionaries who were arrested trying to take a busload of children out of the quake-ravaged country.
Lawyer for Jackson's doctor says no plea bargain
LOS ANGELES (AP) The lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor says there will be no plea bargain in the involuntary manslaughter case, though he worries whether an impartial jury can be seated for ...
Lawyer for Jackson's Doctor Says No Plea Bargain
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Lawyer for Jackson's doctor says no plea bargain
The lawyer for Michael Jackson's doctor says there will be no plea bargain in the involuntary manslaughter case, though he worries whether an impartial jury can be seated for a trial in the death of one of the world's most famous and idolized entertainers.
Disbarred Norfolk attorney gets 30 years for fraud
NORFOLKA judge in Norfolk has sentenced a disbarred attorney to 30 years in federal prison for defrauding clients and friends out of more than $8 million. Forty-four-year-old Troy A. Titus wept in court yesterday as he tried to explain himself in front of U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson and a courtroom filled with family and friends.
Attorney for Dubuque stabbing suspect wants evidence thrown out
An attorney for a Dubuque man accused of killing one man and wounding another during a fight wants a judge to throw out evidence in the case. Michael Mayton faces several charges, including first-degree murder and attempted murder.
Dubuque Stabbing Suspect's Attorney Wants Evidence Thrown Out
DUBUQUE (AP) An attorney for a Dubuque man accused of killing one man and wounding another during a fight wants a judge to throw out evidence in the case.
Disbarred attorney gets 30 years for fraud
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) A judge in Norfolk has sentenced a disbarred attorney to 30 years in federal prison for defrauding clients and friends out of more than $8 million. Forty-four-year-old Troy A. Titus wept in court Thursday as he tried to explain himself in front of U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson and a courtroom filled with family and friends. A federal jury in December convicted Titus ...
Mugging suspect hires prominent attorney
PORTSMOUTH One of three teens accused of participating in the mugging of a woman in the city's South End has hired a prominent attorney and is scheduled to be arraigned in the District Court Monday.
Killer should get out: lawyer
TRACY MCLAUGHLIN A convicted killer who was "every woman's worst nightmare" should have the chance to get early parole and spend time with his new wife, a defence lawyer told a Barrie jury, Thursday. A jury is now deliberating over the freedom of James Brown, 44, who told a the jury he battered [...]
Board to choose interim county attorney
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors is expected to name an interim county attorney this afternoon from a short list of four Republican attorneys.
Lawyer for Jackson's Doctor Says No Plea Bargain
Lawyer for Dr. Conrad Murray Says There Will Be No Plea Bargain in Involuntary Manslaughter Case
N.C. attorney general won't challenge health-care law
State Attorney General Roy Cooper will not have the state join a lawsuit over the constitutionality of the new federal health care law.
Prominent Attorney's Son Sentenced On Drug Charges
The son of a prominent Treasure Coast attorney has been sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release, stemming from a drug arrest last year.
Lawyer claims Maori descent lets him off $10 million tax bill
A patent lawyer who owes $10.3 million in unpaid taxes told the High Court at Auckland that his Maori descent meant he was not obliged to pay.
Stetler attorney: Special prosecutor should handle cases
The attorney for former state Rep. Steve Stetler of York argued before a judge Friday morning that a special prosecutor should be appointed in Stetler s criminal case.
Ex-president Khatami not banned from leaving Iran: lawyer
Reformist ex-president Mohammad Khatami is not barred from leaving Iran, but has been "advised" by officials to cancel a planned trip to Japan, ILNA news agency quoted his lawyer as saying Friday.
AP Exclusive: How the Pope Got His US Lawyer
AP Exclusive: How a tennis-loving, Saab-driving Berkeley lawyer came to represent the pope Lawyer - Makes and Models - Tennis - Recreation - Sports
Springfield attorney Francis is named to appeals court
Jefferson City -- Gov. Jay Nixon has selected a Springfield attorney to serve on the Missouri Court of Appeals.
Ramsey County Democrats endorse Bostrom, Choi for sheriff, county attorney
Ramsey County Democrats endorsed former St. Paul City Attorney John Choi in his bid for county attorney and Assistant St. Paul Police Chief Matt Bostrom for sheriff Saturday.
Attorney will appeal Casper man's case to U.S. Supreme Court
An appeal of a Casper man's child pornography convictions to the U.S. Supreme Court would focus on the trial behavior of Wyoming's senior federal judge, the convicted man's attorney said.
Maryville attorney censured by Tennessee Supreme Court
A Maryville attorney has been publicly censured by the Tennessee Supreme Court after being accused of failing to communicate with a client and causing a warrant for the man's arrest to be filed.
Calistoga takes on Attorney General
Calistoga city attorneys are crying foul over a so-called friend of the court brief filed by the California Attorney Generals office on behalf of a San Diego man whos been fighting the city of Calistoga over an alleged breech of contract, water overdraft and other actions since early 2009.
Cuba's new attorney general takes office
Cuba's new Attorney General Dario Delgado Cura was sworn into office on Friday, official daily Granma reported on Saturday. Cuban leader Raul Castro Ruz presided over the swearing-in ceremony, wishing the top lawyer and linked institutions a success. Raul said he would give priority to legal bodies, courts and the country's comptroller general to strengthen their roles in fighting crimes and ...
Former Dubai financial center chief not released on bail: attorney general
Dubai's attorney general denied Saturday that Omar Bin Sulaiman, former governor of the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), was released on bail, the state news agency WAM reported. Denying news reports on 50 million dirhams (about 13.6 million U.S. dollars) bail to Sulaiman, who is charged with abuse of public office and financial irregularities, Essam al-Humaidan said bail cannot be ...
Attorney named for Pa. man in adopted boys death
YORK, Pa. (AP) A central Pennsylvania judge has appointed an independent attorney to advise a man charged along with his wife in the beating death of the 7-year-old son they adopted from Russia.
Murphy endorses Jepsen for attorney general
DANBURY -- U.S. Rep. Chris Murphy announced Friday that he is endorsing former state Sen. Minority Leader George Jepsen for attorney general. Jepsen, a Ridgefield resident, will be seeking the Democratic Party 's nomination for the attorney general race during a convention to be held next month.
How The Pope Got His U.S. Lawyer
As the Vatican reels from a swirling clerical sex abuse crisis, the Holy See has turned to an unusual advocate: a tennis-loving, Saab-driving solo practitioner from Berkeley, Calif., whose obscure interest in sovereign immunity law and fluency in Italian landed him the job of the pope's U.S. lawyer.
Sunanda's lawyer says she has voluntarily given up stake in IPL Kochi consortium
Sunanda Pushkar's lawyer, Ashish Mehta, on Sunday said that she has voluntarily given up her Rs 70 crore 'sweat equity' stake in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Kochi consortium, adding that her decision has nothing to do with Minister of State for External Affairs, Shashi Tharoor.
Lawyer Named for U.S. Man in Adopted Boy's Death
YORK, Pennsylvania A judge has appointed an independent lawyer to advise a man charged along with his wife in the beating death of the 7-year-old boy whom they adopted from Russia.
Planet Election Guide: With expertise in hand, attorney wants to join back in
Jenny Russell is an attorney, boater and runner who has lived and played in Telluride since 1995. As shes carved out a life here, she has also accrued a bit of experience with town government.
King's lawyer: 'Divorce is still going ahead'
A lawyer for Larry King has dismissed speculation the newsman is attempting to salvage his relationship with wife Shawn Southwick - insisting their divorce is still proceeding.
King's lawyer: 'Divorce is still going ahead'
A lawyer for Larry King has dismissed speculation the revered U.S. newsman is attempting to salvage his relationship with estranged wife Shawn Southwick - insisting their divorce is still proceeding.
Haynes and Boone Patent Lawyer Shortlisted for European Inventor of the Year Award
ORANGE COUNTY Haynes and Boone, LLP intellectual property lawyer Steven Chen has been nominated for the European Patent Offices Inventor of the Year Award for his work on powerful chipsets designed to enhance the availability, accuracy and effectiveness of GPS technology.
Larry King - Kings Lawyer Divorce Is Still Going Ahead
A lawyer for LARRY KING has dismissed speculation the revered U.S. newsman is attempting to salvage his relationship with estranged wife SHAWN SOUTHWICK - insisting their...
Lawyer Likens Self to Magnitsky in YouTube Appeal From Jail
A lawyer sentenced to 12 years in prison has recorded a YouTube video appeal to President Dmitry Medvedev in which he compares his situation to that of Sergei Magnitsky , a lawyer who died in custody in November.
Lawyer who pursued archdiocese speaks of his past
The lawyer whose pursuit of the Archdiocese of Boston helped lead to an $85 million settlement and Cardinal Bernard Law's resignation now says he was abused as a youngster.
Lawyer defeats McNamee in Tennis Australia election
Former world number one doubles player Paul McNamee has been defeated in an election to be the new president of Tennis Australia by New South Wales lawyer Steve Healy.
Agra liable for dereliction of duty says lawyer, senator
Acting Justice Secretary Alberto Agra might be held liable for dereliction of duty when he dropped the murder charges against the two prominent members of the Ampatuan clan in Maguindanao implicated in the killings of 57 people in November 2009, a lawyer and re-electionist senator said on Monday.
Lawyer of massacre victims mulls disbarment case vs Agra
A lawyer of the victims of the Maguindanao massacre on Monday morning said he is considering filing a disbarment complaint against Justice Secretary Alberto Agra for his order to drop the murder charges against two suspects on the November 23, 2009 massacre.
Video: Attorney Confident in Knox's Appeal Case
Amanda Knox's American attorney Ted Simon upheld his client's innocence and is confident the appeal will result in her release from prison.
Delayed sentence for former attorney
An attorney accused of lowering a woman's criminal charge in a drunken driving case in exchange for sex will spend the next six months in the Ottawa County Correctional Facility.
Remember Janet Reno? She endorses Dave Pinto in the Ramsey County attorney's race
Janet Reno, the U.S. attorney general under President Clinton, has endorsed Dave Pinto in the Ramsey County attorney's race. Reno says she's known Pinto for nearly 10 years and thinks he'll do a good job in the job.
ELUDING CASE: An eluding charge against convicted murderer Mark Becker has been dropped by the Butler County Attorney ...
The Butler County Attorney's Office has dropped an eluding charge against a man convicted of killing Aplington-Parkersburg High School football coach Ed Thomas.
Maryville attorney censured by Tennessee Supreme Court
Maryville attorney Charles A. Carpenter was publicly censured by the Tennessee Supreme Court for failing to communicate with a client, prompting a warrant to be issued for the man's arrest.
URGENT: Attorney says arrest imminent in case of slain RPV woman
An attorney for the family of a Rancho Palos Verdes woman slain in Cancun, Mexico, told KNX-AM 1070 radio today that an arrest in the case is imminent. PHOTO GALLERY
'New York's Most Obnoxious Lawyer' Among Seven Ex-UBS Clients Charged With Tax Crimes
Being dubbed the most obnoxious lawyer in the nation's largest city is an impressive feat. That's what The Village Voice called Kenneth Heller a few years ago, before he was disbarred for being, well, a boor.
Former Holland city attorney sentenced for offering charge reduction for sex
The former Holland Deputy City Attorney was sentenced to six months in jail for offering to reduce a woman's drunk driving charges in return for sex.
How the pope got his US lawyer
The Associated Press just filed this story describing the identification and hiring of the U.S. lawyer defending Pope Benedict and the Vatican against sexual abuse lawsuits.