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Attorney takes exception to Johnston sister's blog
Levi Johnston's attorney is taking exception with a blog kept by his client's sister, Mercede. Rex Butler says that while Mercede Johnston is free to write what she wants, she won't be privy to information from anyone with "Team Levi." And Butler said Levi's... Levi Johnston - Bristol Palin - Mercede Johnston - Sarah Palin - United States
Lawyer compares indicted Councilman Larry Seabrook to late President Kennedy
As the late Sen. Lloyd Bentsen might have said: "Councilman, you're no Jack Kennedy." Indicted city Councilman Larry Seabrook's lawyer compared his client to the slain 35th president in court this morning as he attacked charges that Seabrook steered city funds to non-profits that employed his relatives. "I...
Lawyer for firebombing suspects chastises federal minister for discussing case
OTTAWA - A lawyer for one of the men accused of firebombing an Ottawa bank is taking the federal government to task for commenting on the charges. Lawrence Greenspon says it's inappropriate for public figures to talk about a case before the courts.
Berner lawyer to ask court to drop charges
The lawyer for accused impaired driver Carol Berner says the defence's case is hampered by the destruction of her car and the inability to cross-examine a key witness.
Lawyer for firebombing suspect chastises federal minister for discussing case
A lawyer for one of the men accused of firebombing an Ottawa bank is taking the federal government to task for commenting on the charges.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says he smoked pot in his younger years, but no other illegal drugs
State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo re-confirmed Monday that indeed he did try a little pot in his younger days.
Attorney General undecided about future
Attorney General Troy King stepped to the podium Monday for his first Wiregrass speech since losing the Republican nomination for his current office.
Attorney General's brief argues against Ferguson appeal
COLUMBIA The Attorney General's Office has filed a response with multiple arguments against Ryan Ferguson's appeal for a new trial. Ferguson was convicted of murder in the 2001 killing of Columbia Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt, largely on Charles Erickson's trial testimony which implicated Ferguson in the murder. In a sworn statement last year, Erickson recanted his testimony and said he ...
Lawyer Tries To Have Attempted Rape Charge Dropped Against Duluth Man
The lawyer for a Duluth man, accused of breaking into his 17 year old neighbor's home, brandishing a knife, and threatening her with sexual assault, moved to have the charges of attempted rape dropped Monday.
Lawyer: Change Venue For Oakland Trial
A lawyer for two men charged in the slaying of an Oakland journalist is seeking a venue change for his clients' upcoming trial.
Attorney: Client Is The Victim, Not The Bully!
The attorney of the 14-year-old girl who reportedly punched a fellow classmate said there's another side to the story namely, his client acted in self defense.
Lawyer blasts Toews for discussing firebombing case
A lawyer for one of the men accused of firebombing an Ottawa bank is taking the federal government to task for commenting on the charges.
Attorney argues to have sexual charges dropped in Duluth home invasion
The defense attorney for a 46-year-old Duluth man argued in court Monday that criminal sexual conduct charges should be dropped because there is no evidence he entered his neighbor's home with the intent to rape a 17-year-old girl.
Lawyer: Don't judge arrested reporter
The lawyer for a television traffic reporter in Connecticut charged with shoplifting is asking the public to withhold judgment about her until all the facts come out.
Lawyer: Don't judge arrested Conn. TV reporter
The lawyer for a television traffic reporter in Connecticut charged with shoplifting is asking the public to withhold judgment about her until all the facts come out. Connecticut - Television - Traffic reporting - United States - History
Attorney General on SB1070 suits
Attorney General Terry Goddard, who is against the law, says he believes Arizona has a strong case.
Lawyer under scrutiny suspended from practice
A Napier lawyer being investigated by the Law Society over trust account irregularities has had his practising certificate suspended.
Attorney accused of stealing thousands from client
A local attorney is behind bars, accused of stealing thousands of dollars from one of her clients.
Attorney: Murrysville client 'didn't make a dime' in alleged mortgage fraud
James Wymard, the attorney for John L. Chaffo Jr., said the fraud in the real estate dealings was perpetrated by the buyers, sellers and mortgage brokers who were taking advantage of marginal lending companies.
Attorney sentenced in embezzlement case
RANCHO CUCAMONGA - A local attorney was sentenced Monday for embezzling more than $40,000 from a client.
Attorney Accused of Smuggling Heroin Into Jail
An attorney has been charged with bringing drugs into a jail in downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office alleged that Michael Inman intended to sell 14.25 grams of heroin when he entered a secure lockup to visit two clients in a burglary case. If convicted, Inman faces up to five years in prison.
Lawyer: Pakistani suspects not Times Square money men
The lawyer for two illegal Pakistani immigrants snared last month in an FBI dragnet in Allston and Watertown said...
Attorney Mike Lee wins Utah Republican Senate nomination to replace Bennett
SALT LAKE CITY - Republican attorney Mike Lee has won the GOP primary in Utah to replace ousted Sen. Bob Bennett. Lee defeated businessman Tim Bridgewater. He had a nearly a 5,000 vote lead with 84 percent of precincts reporting for about 51 percent of the vote.
Attorney Mike Lee wins Republican nomination for US senator from Utah
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Attorney Mike Lee wins Republican nomination for US senator from Utah.
Attorney General breached Parliamentary rules
Attorney General Chris Finlayson has been found to be in breach of Parliamentary rules for failing to declare a directorship in a company.
Attorney enters District 18 delegate race
Attorney Vanessa Atterbeary isn't concerned about her newcomer status in the District 18 House of Delegates race. As the only candidate who hasn't run for or served in the office before, she's hoping to turn it to her advantage.
Attorney says school board must approve settlement
An attorney for Brownsville Area School District said in a court filing Tuesday that without the school board's approval, a settlement offer made to a former teacher is moot. Frank Bobeck sued the district and several officials in 2006, claiming he was forced to resign his teaching job after he complained about conditions, including a lack of supplies. The federal lawsuit was dismissed, but ...
'Bullied' lawyer launches �800,000 lawsuit against employers
A former top City lawyer who says she was driven to a mental breakdown by a "psycho" colleague has launched an �800,000 lawsuit over claims that her employers failed to support her.
Attorney-general makes pecuniary interest breach
A repeated breach of parliamentary rules by Attorney-General Chris Finlayson raises serious concerns, says Labour MP Trevor Mallard.
Attorney: City Councilman Monte Murphy handled absentee applications, not ballots
MUNCIE -- A defense attorney for Monte Murphy on Tuesday told jurors the Muncie City Council member had helped voters in his home precinct mail applications to cast absentee ballots, not the ballots themselves.
Attorney-general makes pecuniary interest breach
A repeated breach of parliamentary rules by Attorney-General Chris Finlayson in not declaring a pecuniary interest raises serious concerns, says Labour MP Trevor Mallard.Mr Mallard said on his party's Red Alert website that Mr...
Attorney-general makes pecuniary interest breach
A repeated breach of parliamentary rules by Attorney-General Chris Finlayson in not declaring a pecuniary interest raises serious concerns, says Labour MP Trevor Mallard.
Alaska attorney general convening 2nd pro bono summit
JUNEAU, Alaska - Attorney General Dan Sullivan is convening another "pro bono summit," this time, in Juneau. Sullivan held the first summit in Anchorage in May. It resulted in 11 lawyers signing...
Democrat lawyer barred from dealing with court officials
The Democrat Party has banned its MP and lawyer Thosaphol Pengsom from dealing with court officials in cases involving the Democrats, following questions of impropriety over his dealings with a court official.
Attorney general cautions Medicare beneficiaries of potential coverage gap scams
Attorney General Martha Coakley on Wednesday cautioned Medicare beneficiaries to be aware of potential scams that could arise in connection with the $250 rebate check being issued by Medicare.
Lawyer Amsterdam for ousted Thai leader calls for elections
Human rights lawyer Robert Amsterdam, who represents Thailand's fugitive former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Japan yesterday.
Attorney says father's murder charge a publicity stunt
The attorney for a father charged with the murder of his 4-year-old daughter says the charge doesn't fit the crime and is a publicity stunt by the state.
Attorney calls charge against father in girl's death a 'publicity stunt'
An attorney for a Kearns man who has been charged with murder in the death of his 4-year-old daughter called the charges...
Las Vegas lawyer accused of concealing $900,000 in income
A Las Vegas lawyer has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he allegedly hid more than $900,000 in income from the IRS and failed to pay about $270,000 in personal income taxes.
Attorney general appoints acting state consumer advocate
DES MOINES Iowa� Attorney General Tom Miller announcedWednesday that he has appointed Jennifer C. Easler as acting stateconsumer advocate effective on Friday.
Lawyer for San Miguel man accused of shooting wife says it was a ''terrible accident''
The lawyer for the San Miguel man accused of involuntary manslaughter in the July 2009 shooting deat
Attorney skeptical letter contained any kind threat against Sheriff employee
After his client entered a not guilty plea to an aggravated harassment charge, attorney Dan Killelea read the letter for the first time that Dawn Doll allegedly wrote a Sheriff's Office employee and shook his head. After court, Killelea said, "I�can't see a single threat in the entire letter." He said he will need to research the case further before deciding on a defense, but he indicted he isn ...
Detectives: Lawyer Used Client's Dead Husband's Credit Cards
Authorities say an Osceola County lawyer used a clients credit cards to charge up more than $53,000.
Attorney-General breaks rules by not declaring company directorship
Parliament's top law officer, Attorney-General Chris Finlayson, has embarrassingly broken the rules in his annual pecuniary interests return to Parliament, sparking ridicule from Labour.
Attorney-general should have declared interest, registrar says
Attorney-general Chris Finlayson failed to declare a company directorship in a pecuniary interests return when he should have, Registrar of Pecuniary Interests Dame Margaret Bazley has found. read more
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office to receive another $5 million of BP grant, Jindal says
Gov. Bobby Jindal said today that Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office�is getting�another $5 million from a $25 million BP grant to the state for its Gulf oil spill response, bringing the attorney general's share to $10 million as he leads...
Text Message Lawyer Reprimanded
A lawyer whose actions led to the release of sexually explicit text-messages and the conviction of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has been reprimanded.
Mortgage lawyer gets jail sentence
A real estate lawyer from Concord has been sentenced to about four years in jail after pleading guilty to embezzling $1.8 million from his clients.
Attorney claims he was mistreated by W-B cops
WILKES-BARRE - Despite having no alcohol or drugs in his system, attorney Robert Gonos was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence the morning of June 10 when his car broke down at a South Main Street intersection.
Attorney General adds banks and insurance companies to bid-rigging lawsuit
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State Attorney General Darrell McGraw has added 24 banks and insurance companies to a lawsuit alleging bid rigging in municipal derivatives in West Virginia. Following the announcement by the U.S. Department of Justices Antitrust D...