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'RCMP directly accountable' for murder, says killer's lawyer
The lawyer for convicted serial killer Charles Kembo said RCMP officers should have prevented the death of one of his victims.
Attorney Found Not Guilty In Insurance Case
A high-profile Nashville attorney was found not guilty on Wednesday after being charged with filing a false insurance claim.
County attorney says state trooper justified in using deadly force; no charges will be filed in Cherry fatal shooting
DULUTH St. Louis County Attorney Melanie Ford said today that the State Trooper involved in a recent fatal Cherry shooting incident followed proper procedure in the use of deadly force and will not be charged in the case.
US attorney: Rulings won't hinder prosecutions
United States Attorney for New Jersey Paul J. Fishman answers a question during an interview with the Associated Press Wednesday, June, 30, 2010, in Trenton, N.J. Fishman said Wednesday, two recent court rulings that could affect several political corruption cases in New Jersey are narrowly written and shouldn't have a significant ripple effect.
Casey Anthony attorney Andrea Lyon leaves the team
Former Casey Anthony attorney Andrea Lyon is a death-penalty expert. Chicago attorney Andrea Lyon, who joined the Casey Anthony defense team to fight prosecutors' desire to seek the death penalty for the 24-year-old Orlando woman, is no longer on the team.
Attorney: Parties added to Redfern wrongful-death lawsuit
A court will appoint a defendant ad litem to represent Karen Redferns estate in a wrongful death lawsuit, an attorney for the family of Gregory Glover said.
Crime Lawyer says Mazda rampage suspect did not intend to kill
A lawyer who has met with the suspect in last week's driving rampage at two Mazda Motor Corp plants in Hiroshima Prefecture said Wednesday that
Killer mom needs compassion, not jail sentence: Lawyer
The lawyer for a Calgary mother who strangled her 14-year-old daughter with a scarf says the case cries out for compassion, not retribution.
Regina 'Jeanne' Ward Ryan, lawyer, 77
Regina "Jeanne" Ward Ryan, 77, of Narberth, a lawyer who was the first woman to graduate from Villanova University School of Law, died of complications from emphysema Monday, June 28, at Wayne Center, a nursing and rehabilitation facility.
Judge's quick decision angers lawyer
GEORGE TOWN: A lawyer representing a food outlet assistant on a drug trafficking charge lost his cool after the judge ordered his client to enter defence.
Lawyer loses fight to get evidence of marijuana smoking tossed from motor vehicle manslaughter case
Timothy Conant was trying to pass when he hit a patch of ice and slammed into a tree, killing his friend.
Attorney's office files felony charges on Orlando cop
The Orange-Osceola State Attorney's Office has filed charges against an Orlando police officer on grand-theft and other criminal charges, Orlando police said Wednesday.
Celebrity attorney Sherman pleads guilty to tax evasion
Michael (Mickey) Sherman leaves the Federal Courthouse in Bridgeport with his defense attorney, William Dow III on Wednesday June 30, 2010. Sherman of Greenwich pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges of willfully failing to pay taxes on returns he filed in 2001 and 2002. While Sherman has paid about $397,000 in taxes, he still owes about $1.1 million in additional taxes, interests and ...
Local Attorney Acquitted Of Insurance Fraud
A well-known local attorney has been acquitted on charges of insurance fraud. Fletcher Long called the acquittal a "shining example of what's right about the justice system".
Celebrity attorney Sherman pleads guilty to tax evasion
Michael (Mickey) Sherman leaves the Federal Courthouse in Bridgeport with his defense attorney, William Dow III on Wednesday June 30, 2010. Sherman of Greenwich pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges of willfully failing to pay taxes on returns he filed in 2001 and 2002. While Sherman has paid about $397,000 in taxes, he still owes about $1.1 million in additional taxes, interests and ...
Attorney enters judicial race
A Milledgeville public defender filed qualifying paperwork Wednesday, becoming the third attorney vying to fill a Macon Judicial Circuit judgeship.
Houston Co. Attorney Announces Bid for State Court Judge
Another Houston County attorney has thrown his hat in the ring for State Court Judge. Wednesday, Charles Bond announced he's running for the county position. Bond has more than 27 years of experience as a lawyer within the Houston County State Court. � He says if elected, he wants to make sure the court remains efficient. At the same time, he also plans to give great care to every case. � Bond ...
Skakel Lawyer Admits Failing to Pay $400K in Taxes
Attorney Michael Sherman pleaded guilty Wednesday to willfully failing to pay about $400,000 in federal income taxes, admitting he had the ability to pay but spent the money on country club memberships, Jeeps for his children and other discretionary items. Sherman represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel when Skakel was convicted in 2002 of killing a teenage neighbor in 1975 and was paid more ...
Lawyer: County chair not impaired
Chairman Charles Bannisters attorney said his defense against charges of DUI from an incident Monday is easy: he wasnt impaired.
Attorney General Holder meets in Kabul with Karzai, other top Afghan officials
KABUL -- Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and other senior Afghan officials in Kabul on Wednesday amid rising concerns in Washington over the toll corruption is taking on the U.S.-led war effort. Afghanistan - Asia - Taliban - War in Afghanistan - Government
Lawyer passed over for KC judgeship will have appeal heard by Missouri high court
The Missouri Supreme Court has agreed to hear the appeal of a Northland lawyer who complained that she was unfairly bypassed for a Kansas City Municipal Court judgeship. The states high court announced Tuesday that it would take transfer of the case of Melissa Howard against the city of Kansas City. The Supreme Court usually takes only about 10 percent of the appeal requests it receives.
Mass. lawyer: Case thin against client in spy case
The lawyer for one of the suspects charged with operating as Russian spies entrenched in American suburbia told a judge Thursday that the only thing his client has infiltrated are "neighborhoods, cocktail parties and the...
Police investigating lawyer
Concord Loan work said to violate bank laws The Concord lawyer fighting the state Banking Department over his ability to help clients modify their mortgages and loans is also being investigated by the Concord police for the same matter, according to court records. Meanwhile, state officials have received complaints from three people who hired Daniel Dargon or the Dargon Law Firm, at least one of ...
Foley clashes with lawyer
DEPUTY Premier Kevin Foley has accused a lawyer of being "tricky" during his cross-examination in the Supreme Court over the stashed cash affair.
Attorney questions magistrates impartiality
MICHIGAN CITY An attorney told Magistrate Judge Greta Friedman on Tuesday he questions her ability to remain impartial. Friedman rejected his clients guilty plea in a fatal hit-and-run earlier this year, saying she felt the womans charge was not as serious as it should have been.
Hasan's attorney unhappy with client's photograph
Photograph of Maj. Nidal Hasan taken by defense attorney John Galligan with his cell phone. Courtesy photo BELTON - Another issue that has nothing to do with the facts of the case against accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan is being trumpeted by defense attorney John Galligan.
Aurora attorney disbarred in Wisconsin
An Aurora attorney has lost his license to practice law in Wisconsin, a little more than a year after he lost his law license in Illinois.
Aurora attorney disbarred in Wisconsin
An Aurora attorney has lost his license to practice law in Wisconsin, alittle more than a year after he lost his law license in Illinois.
Skakel lawyer to cop to Conn. tax plea
Celebrity lawyer Michael Sherman, who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial, has agreed to plead guilty to failing to pay almost $400,000 in taxes.