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Connecticut attorney general probing Craigslist on paid-sex ads
Craigslist.com was subpoenaed on Monday by Connecticut's attorney general, who is investigating whether the popular online classified ad service is doing enough to quash prostitution on its site and whether it may be profiting from it.
Defense lawyer: Va. players death an accident
The death of a University of Virginia women's lacrosse player was an accident, says a lawyer for the man accused of killing her. Lacrosse - Virginia - sport - University of Virginia - Murder
John Demjanjuk attorney calls for witnesses' exclusion
Attorney Ulrich Busch filed a motion with a German court on Tuesday to not allow the witnesses, including a historian who in the past said Demjanjuk was a "monster" who "should be hanged."
Defense lawyer: Va. players death was accident
CHARLOTTESVILLEA lawyer for a University of Virginia mens lacrosse player charged with murder says the death was an accident. Defense lawyer Francis Lawrence says he is confident the death of a womens lacrosse player from the same school, Yeardley Love, was not intended. Love, 22, was found dead in her apartment yesterday morning. Hours later, 22-year-old George Huguely was arrested and ...
Lawyer: Lax player's death an accident
A lawyer for a University of Virginia men's lacrosse player charged with murder says the death was an accident.
Defense lawyer: Va. player's death was accident
Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. The death of a University of Virginia women's lacrosse player was an accident, said a lawyer for the man accused of killing her.
Defense lawyer: Va. player's death was accident
The death of a University of Virginia women's lacrosse player was an accident, a lawyer for the man accused of killing her said Tuesday.
Defense lawyer: Va. player's death was accident
The death of a University of Virginia women's lacrosse player was an accident, a lawyer for the man accused of killing her said Tuesday. Defense lawyer Francis Lawrence said he was confident Yeardley Love's death was not intentional. George Huguely, a men's lacrosse player and a senior at the school, was arrested Monday hours after Love's body was found in her apartment.
Attorney for suspect in killing of women's lacrosse star says death was an 'accident'
An attorney for a University of Virginia men's lacrosse player charged with murder in the death of a member of the women's lacrosse team says her death was an accident, The Daily Progress of Charlottesville, Va., reports.
Chicago attorney on trial in sexual attack
EDWARDSVILLE -- A Chicago attorney is on trial in southwestern Illinois on charges that he sexually assaulted a woman. Thirty-eight-year-old Meanith Huon is charged in Madison County with sexual assault, sexual abuse and kidnapping . He's pleaded not guilty and is free on bond. Jury selection in the trial began Monday, according to the Belleville News-Democrat . Authorities contend Huon posed as ...
Lawyer Calls Lacrosse Players Death an Accident
In a statement Monday, the lawyer for the Virginia lacrosse player charged with murder said, We are confident that Ms. Loves death was not intended, but an accident with a tragic outcome.
Lawyer fights for job, loses home
THE personal injury lawyer and Sydney Roosters deputy chairman, Michael Conn, has been temporarily disqualified from working as a solicitor and has resigned from the rugby league club's board after being accused of professional misconduct.
Death of UVa lacrosse player was an accident, defense lawyer says
The lawyer for the University of Virginia (UVA) lacrosse player charged with first-degree murder in the death of a female lacrosse player at the school said Tuesday that her death was an accident, myFOXdc.com reported. Yeardley Love, 22 from Cockeysville, Md., was in her senior year at UVA and...
Virginia Lacrosse Death Was Accidental, Defense Lawyer Says
May 4 (Bloomberg) -- The lawyer for a University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend said the death was unintentional.
Attorney general: Times Square attempt a terrorist plot
Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday that the suspect in the failed Times Square car bomb case has been providing useful information since his arrest Monday night.
Attorney says North Brunswick deli owner charged with killing co-owner didn't hire hitman
Jennifer Brown/The Star-LedgerRaymond Troxell, 49, of Kendall Park section of South Brunswick is charged with killing his business partner, Vincent Russo, 48, of Staten Island, co-owner of a deli in North Brunswick. NORTH BRUNSWICK -- The attorney for a South...
Lawyer: UVA lacrosse player's death an accident
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The death of a University of Virginia women's lacrosse player was an accident, a lawyer for the man accused of killing her said Tuesday.
Branstad: Create open records division in attorney generals office
Republican gubernatorial candidate Terry Branstad today proposed to create a division in the state attorney generals office to investigate complaints about possible violations of open records and open meetings laws.
State attorney's office clears Cape Coral police officers in fatal shooting
A state attorney's office review of a Cape Coral police deadly shooting in December found that officers were justified in their shooting.
Attorney guilty of obstructing justice
A Grand Rapids attorney was convicted of obstructing justice after he approached a witness to falsely testify.
Attorney General Eric Holder says Times Square suspect has provided 'useful information'
Attorney General Eric Holder says Times Square suspect has provided 'useful information'
Black lawyer rejected for Pa. bar in 1847 admitted
As a scholar, poet and abolitionist, George B. Vashon broke barriers in the 1800s: he was the first black to graduate from Oberlin College, the first black lawyer in New York state and the first black professor at Howard University.
Mumbai attacks trial lawyer criticised for 'rant'
The Indian lawyer who prosecuted the sole surviving gunman of the 2008 Mumbai attacks has been criticised for going "overboard" in his submissions to court on the eve of the trial's climax.
Nassau Co. Deputy Attorney Killed In Car Crash
A Nassau County deputy attorney has died following an accident on Long Island. Police said Joseph Carney of Levittown was killed after the driver of a stolen vehicle crashed into his car. The driver was charged with second-degree manslaughter. He could face additional charges pending an investigation. County attorney John Ciampoli said the 62-year-old Carney was driving back from court when the ...
County Attorney's Office $2 mil over budget
With two months to go in the fiscal year, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office is nearly $2 million over its $4 million budget for civil litigation. County officials blame the bleeding on the administration of former County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
Macalintal resigns as Arroyo's election lawyer (10:30 p.m.)
MANILA -- Attorney Romulo Macalintal resigned Wednesday night as election lawyer of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. read more
District attorney to refer Weber case to Attorney General for review
Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri said he will refer to the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office an allegation that Erie County Controller Sue Weber abused her power.
Litigation Busts County Attorney's Budget
With two months to go in the fiscal year, the County Attorney's Office is nearly $2 million over its $4 million budget for civil litigation.
City attorney: Cop in Kilpatrick bodyguard suit 'jumping on bandwagon'
Detroit -- A city attorney said today a former mayoral bodyguard's whistle-blower lawsuit now being deliberated by a Wayne County Circuit Court jury is nothing more than an opportunist's attempt to cash in on "anti-Kwame Kilpatrick sentiment."
Attorney: Timberwolves' Al Jefferson seeks plea deal on DUI charge
The attorney for Minnesota Timberwolves forward Al Jefferson, who was arrested Feb. 27 near downtown Minneapolis for suspicion of driving under the influence, said he plans to enter a plea agreement that could prevent the case from going to trial.
Maricopa County Attorney's Office over budget for civil litigation
County officials blame the bleeding on the administration of former County Attorney Thomas.
Attorney sentenced to 1 year for rigging bids at tax lien auctions
Tens of millions of dollars in tax lien purchases were affected by rigging An attorney was sentenced on Tuesday to one year in jail and forced to $800,000 in criminal fine for rigging bids at tax lien auctions in Baltimore and five counties, officials said.
PGMA's election lawyer Macalintal quits
Atty. Romulo Macalintal has resigned as the election lawyer of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo following differences over his proposal to postpone the May 10 elections.
JUDGE: Bysiewicz qualified to be attorney general (document)
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A Superior Court judge has ruled that Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz meets the qualifications to hold the office of attorney general, dealing a blow to political challengers.
Human Rights Lawyer Disappears -- Again -- in China
After reappearing in late March in Beijing, a Chinese human rights lawyer hasvanished once again, raising fears that he has returned to a secretdetention at the hands of Chinese state security officers
Contra Costa County district attorney's race in shadow of scandal
Next district attorney will have to lead office past rape allegation, recession and turmoil.
Pakistan court acquits four over Marriott attack: lawyer
A Pakistani anti-terror court on Wednesday acquitted four men put on trial over the 2008 bombing of the five-star Marriott hotel in Islamabad that killed at least 60 people, their lawyer told AFP.
Arroyo's election lawyer resigns
MANILA -- President Gloria Arroyo's election lawyer, Romulo Macalintal, resigned from his post Wednesday night, a day after he called for postponement of the May 10 elections due to glitches found in poll machines. read more
Defense cross-examines woman who testified she was sexually assaulted by lawyer
After testifying for two days, the victim in a sexual assault case against a Chicago lawyer left the stand late Wednesday morning.
Jailed Syrian lawyer awarded rights prize
Leading international campaign groups have awarded the 2010 Martin Ennals award for human rights defenders to an imprisoned Syrian lawyer, Muhannad al-Hassani, the organisers said on Friday.
Ohio ex-attorney general pleads guilty on 2 counts
Ohio's former attorney general has pleaded guilty to two ethics violations involving improper payments to staff from campaign and office transition funds.
PFT: L.T.'s lawyer setting up Clinton-esque defense
Lawyer Arthur Aidala continues his practice-building and attention-getting media tour. And in so doing he continues to arguably undermine the interests of his newest client, Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor.
D.C. Lawyer Murder Mystery Heads to Trial
Almost four years since Washington, D.C., lawyer Robert Wone was found dead in Arent Fox partner Joseph Price's home, Price, his domestic partner Victor Zaborsky and former roommate Dylan Ward will go to trial in D.C. Superior Court on charges of obstruction, conspiracy and evidence tampering. All three men deny any role in the killing of Wone, who police claim was drugged, restrained, sexually ...
Former Rothstein Partner to Be Charged, Attorney Says
Howard Kusnick, a longtime law partner of Ponzi king Scott Rothstein, will soon face criminal charges, his civil attorney said in Florida state court Friday. The remark came in a hearing in automobile mogul Ed Morse's malpractice suit against Rothstein Rosenfeldt Adler. Prosecutors have said Rothstein forged a judge's signatures to fleece Morse out of $57 million. In a related case, an attorney ...
Teary farewell to entertainment power lawyer Peter Lopez
St. Monica's Church in Santa Monica was overflowing Wednesday with family, friends and tears as Hollywood bid adieu to entertainment lawyer Peter Lopez, who...
Controversial profile for LT's lawyer
Lawrence Taylor's lawyer, Arthur Aidala, is no stranger to controversial clients. Aidala -- who was hired Thursday afternoon after Taylor was arrested on charges...
Googins, Faigin vie for city attorney
Chula Vistans are on the cusp of choosing the citys first elected city attorney. The job pays $202,739 annually, making the office holder the highest paid public official in the city.
Lawyer: Tasered fan, family apologize to Phillies
PHILADELPHIA A lawyer representing a teenager Tasered by police after running onto the field at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park says the teen and his family apologize to the Phillies and the community.
L.I. Lawyer: CT Chimp Attack Victim Out of Hospital
A Connecticut woman who lost her hands and much of her face when she was mauled by a chimpanzee has moved from an Ohio hospital to a Boston-area assisted-living center, where she plans to continue rehabilitation and hopes for more reconstructive surgery, her familys lawyer said Friday. Bill Monaco, an attorney for the family of Charla [...]
Lawyer seeks more time in boys homicide case
A lawyer representing an 11-year-old boy charged with killing his father last year asked the court for two weeks to decide whether or not to utilize an expert witness hired by the boy's previous attorney.