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Attorney General Troy King says he's turning all bingo matters to Gov. Riley
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Attorney General Troy King said today he's turning over all bingo matters to Gov. Bob Riley.
Attorney: Man never wanted to fight US troops
The defense attorney for a Pakistani student accused of conspiring to aid the Taliban and undergoing training to fight U.S. troops says his client is a caring person who wants to help others and wouldn't commit "battlefield Jihad."
Attorney: Texas man didn't want to fight US troops
A Pakistani student accused of conspiring to aid the Taliban and undergoing training to fight U.S. troops never intended to commit "battlefield Jihad" or help a terrorist group, his attorney told jurors Monday.
Lawyer slams Mexico probe in producer's wife death
A Mexican lawyer for the family of a TV producer's wife found dead in Cancun said Monday that investigators in Mexico have neither the ability nor the willingness to solve the case.
D.C. police filmed statement by defendant charged in coverup of lawyer's killing
Sitting in a small, windowless room, Joseph R. Price, one of the men charged with covering up the killing of Washington lawyer Robert Wone, repeatedly tells detectives that neither he nor his two housemates were involved in the slaying, as seen on a police video that was played at the three men's... Police - Lawyer - Law - Law Enforcement - United States
Former Toyota Lawyer Awaits Key Ruling
Former Toyota in-house lawyer Dimitrios Biller is expecting a ruling on claims against his former employer that is likely to have broad implications for possibly scores of plaintiffs who have sued Toyota.
Disbarment Urged for Lawyer Who Billed Fake Clients
The New Jersey Disciplinary Review Board is recommending disbarment for a lawyer who manufactured fake billings for nonexistent clients, first at Fox Rothschild and then at Margolis Edelstein.
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers says he knew nothing of Kimball transfer
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers on Monday said he was never briefed about a four-time felon named Scott Kimball before he signed documents transferring Kimball to Colorado in a case that saw the FBI informant become a serial killer.
Lawyer: Pakistan's top court dismisses government move to arrest cleric blamed in Mumbai siege
ISLAMABAD (AP) Lawyer: Pakistan's top court dismisses government move to arrest cleric blamed in Mumbai siege.
State Democrats' hottest race likely to be attorney general
Andrew M. Cuomo's nomination as the Democratic candidate for governor may gain the headlines at this week's Democratic State Convention, but who succeeds him as attorney general is shaping up as the intraparty race with the real political sizzle.
Harshbarger lawyer appealing bail decision
A U.S. woman being held in custody in central Newfoundland over the 2006 shooting death of her husband will fight for bail, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Stephanie Chee wins suit against friend who posed as lawyer
SINGAPORE : A former management consultant, who was convicted in March of cheating the charities she was working for, has won a lawsuit against a friend who had posed as a lawyer to help her in that criminal trial.
Kilpatrick defense attorney: 'They wanted to destroy this man'
Defense attorney Michael Alan Schwartz reacted with dismay today after his client, former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, was sentenced to 1/2 to 5 years in prison for violating probation.
Lawyer: Prosecutor will be acquitted of bribery
A lawyer for an Alabama prosecutor accused of extorting money from a potential criminal defendant says the assistant district attorney will be proven innocent
Lawyer: Prosecutor will be acquitted of bribery
Associated Press - May 25, 2010 11:44 AM ET SYLACAUGA, Ala. (AP) - A lawyer for an Alabama prosecutor accused of extorting money from a potential criminal defendant says the assistant district...
Attorney General sues Monterey AIDS Project
Attorney General Jerry Brown is suing to shut down the Monterey County AIDS Project and recover $2.8 million he says was used for illegal purposes.
Rip Torn's attorney seeking to keep actor out of prison on charges he broke into Conn. bank
LITCHFIELD, Conn. - Rip Torn's attorney says he and prosecutors are discussing a resolution to charges that Torn broke into a Connecticut bank while intoxicated and carrying a loaded gun.
Bryant, Ex-Ontario Attorney General, Cleared in Cyclist Death
May 25 (Bloomberg) -- Michael Bryant , Ontarios former attorney general, was cleared of wrongdoing in the death of a Toronto bike courier, who was run over following an altercation with Bryant last August.
Attorney: Owner Of Chimp Involved In Attack Dies
An attorney says a Connecticut woman whose chimpanzee mauled and blinded her friend has died.
Attorney General sues Monterey AIDS Project
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) Attorney General Jerry Brown is suing to shut down the Monterey County AIDS Project and recover $2.8 million he says was used for illegal purposes. Brown is accusing the directors of the charity of using money intending to house people with AIDS for a variety of other uses, including salaries, rent for the charity's thrift shop and fancy dining. The lawsuit names MCAP, as ...
Studio contradicts what Lohan lawyer told judge
Lindsay Lohan does not have a film shoot in Texas next month, contrary to what the actress's lawyer told a judge Monday, according to a movie studio.
Lawyer: Runaway Muslim girl has cancer
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 25 (UPI) -- A Muslim girl who ran away from her parents to join a Christian couple she met on the Internet is suffering from cancer, her Florida lawyer says.
John Grishams Kid Lawyer Aces Murder Case, Schmoozes: Books
May 26 (Bloomberg) -- Move over, Nancy Drew. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer introduces a new amateur crime fighter to bookstore shelves. Since his creator is an adult named John Grisham , well probably be hearing a lot more about him.
Attorney general, police chiefs to meet about Arizona immigration law
Police chiefs from about a dozen cities are scheduled to meet with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to talk about concerns they have with Arizona's new immigration law.
Thaksin's lawyer submits appeal against terrorism warrant
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's lawyer Wednesday submitted an appeal to the Criminal Court against the court's approval of arrest warrant against the former premier on charge of terrorism.
Thaksin's lawyer files terror appeal
A lawyer for Thaksin Shinawatra on Wednesday afternoon filed an appeal against the Criminal Court's approval of an arrest warrant on terrorism charges for the fugitive former prime minister.
Kilpatrick lawyer quits case for job with gospel network
A day after Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 18 months to five years in prison, his lead lawyer announced he was dissolving his practice, forcing him to drop the former Detroit mayor as a client.
Attorney general, police chiefs to meet about Arizona immigration law
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will meet Wednesday with about a dozen police chiefs to discuss Arizonas new immigration law. Washington (CNN) Police chiefs from about a dozen cities are scheduled to meet with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday to talk about concerns they have with Arizona's new immigration law. The group [...]
Lawyer tells Everett jury her client killed
Associated Press - May 26, 2010 9:35 AM ET EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - The lawyer for a man accused of killing his girlfriend and dismembering her body told a jury in Everett Tuesday that Eric James...
Lawyer tells Everett jury her client killed
The lawyer for a man accused of killing his girlfriend and dismembering her body told a jury in Everett Tuesday that Eric James Christensen admitted killing Sherry Harlan.
Attorney Alleges Cover Up by Florida Police
The attorney says a former Miami Beach officer arrested for allegedly growing marijuana was a 'bad cop' and the department knew it.
What Hiring a Miami Personal Injury Lawyer Involves
There is no denying the fact that a Miami personal injury lawyer is important when filing for a specific type of claim. Personal injury consists of several other types of cases, including medical malpractice, vehicle injury, wrongful death and slip-and-fall injury, among others.
Florida A&M hazing lawyer loses contempt appeal
Associated Press - May 26, 2010 12:24 PM ET TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal has upheld a five-month, 29-day jail term for a defense lawyer in a...
Kwame Kilpatrick's attorney quits case for new gig
Kwame Kilpatrick's attorney Michael Alan Schwartz announced this morning that he will not represent the former Detroit mayor on an appeal of his prison sentence.
Attorney charged with five felonies
Longtime attorney John A. Watts turned himself into jail and was charged with five felonies Wednesday morning.
Kwame Kilpatrick's attorney quits case for new gig
FARMINGTON HILLS - Kwame Kilpatricks attorney Michael Alan Schwartz announced today that he will not represent the former Detroit mayor on a promised appeal of his prison sentence. Schwartz said he is taking a new job as general counsel to The Word Network, a religious broadcast network. Schwartz said his decision to move on has nothing to do with Kilpatrick, or the failed attempt to keep him ...
State Dems to run primary for all 5 attorney general candidates
RYE BROOK (AP) Democratic Party leaders are scheduled to send all five candidates for attorney general to a Sept. 14 primary rather than naming a nominee at their convention.
St. Paul Attorney Takes On Child Porn
St. Paul, Minnesota attorney Jeffrey Anderson filed a lawsuit Wednesday in federal court that takes aim at child pornography.
Attorney shifts focus to target child porn
ST. PAUL - An attorney who has spent years going after priests accused of sexual abuse is now taking on people who download child pornography.
Attorney who has gone after abusive priests names his new target: child pornographers
An attorney who has spent years going after priests accused of sexual abuse is now taking on people who use or produce child pornography.
A group of police chiefs press Attorney General to oppose AZ immigration law
Nine police chiefs met with Attorney General Eric Holder today to argue that Arizona's new immigration lawwill drive a wedge between police and their communities.
Lawyer for accused Kirsten Dunst purse snatcher: He was there because 'there were drugs'
The lawyer for a mope accused of swiping Kirsten Dunst 's purse dropped a bombshell Tuesday, claiming his client was in her SoHo Grand suite because "there were drugs in the room.".
Disbarred Teaneck attorney sentenced to probation
A disbarred attorney from Teaneck was sentenced Wednesday to five years probation for his role in defrauding investors in a Paramus-based real estate investment company out of more than $31 million.
Lawyer: Peru likely to free Berenson on Thursday
The lawyer for Lori Berenson says he expects the American activist to be released on parole from a Peruvian prison Thursday.
State Attorney General investigating Jefferson Parish schools' hiring of police for West Bank magnet schools
The state Attorney General's Office is investigating the Jefferson Parish public schools' hiring of two Gretna police officers assigned to three West Bank magnet schools. The investigation was prompted by a dispute between Superintendent Diane Roussel and board member...
Lawyer: Peru likely to free Berenson on Thursday
The lawyer for Lori Berenson says he expects the American activist to be released on parole from a Peruvian prison Thursday. Lori Berenson - United States - Peru - Prison - Lawyer
Attorney General announces program to help WWII Veterans
Attorney General Troy King today held a news conference to inform veterans and family members of benefits available to compensate for certain illnesses that may have been caused by radiation...
Democrats Put 5 on Ballot for N.Y. Attorney General
The decision by party delegates offers a broad field but not one that is particularly diverse.
Disbarred Attorney Ordered to Pay $500,000 in Malpractice Lawsuit
An attorney who was suspended and later disbarred for misappropriating client funds has been ordered to pay a former client nearly $500,000 in a malpractice case. A special referee in Manhattan Supreme Court ordered Howard L. Blau to pay the former Barnard College employee, who had been charged with third-degree rape. After being found guilty, the man fired Blau, brought on new counsel and was ...
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