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Attorney resigns under cloud
A Guam attorney resigned in the face of pending ethical misconduct allegations that he forged a client's signature to obtain a $55,000 settlement.
Biden Runs Unopposed in Attorney General Race
Attorney General Beau Biden will not face any challengers in his bid to stay in office.
Indebted restaurateur shoots lawyer, flees : police
Angered by civil debt enforcement against his well-known Bueng Chon restaurant in eastern Bangkok off the Bang Na-Trat highway, the owner yesterday shot and wounded a lawyer before hijacking a pickup truck and fleeing, police say.
Lindsay Lohans New Lawyer Quits and Calls Her A Lost Child
If you recall, we previously reported that Lindsay Lohan found herself a new lawyer by the name of Stuart V. Goldberg. Well it turns out that Goldberg did meet with Lindsay, her mother Dina, and her sister Ali, but after the meeting, he received a call from Lindsays manager stating that they couldnt afford him. [...]
Conn. U.S. attorney sworn in; Holder among luminaries at ceremony (video)
NEW HAVEN David B. Fein, already on the job for two months, was officially sworn in Monday before a large audience of judicial luminaries as the newest U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut.
DELAWARE: Biden runs unopposed in attorney general race
DOVER, Del. (AP) Attorney General Beau Biden won't face any challengers in his bid to stay in office.
Attorney: Owner of anti-Chavez TV station won't return to Venezuela to face charges
The president of Venezuela's only opposition-aligned television channel will not return to his homeland to face criminal charges that he considers politically motivated, the executive's lawyer s...
Attorney Asks Confession By Pharmacy Tech Be Thrown Out
An attorney is asking that a confession by a Walgreens pharmacy tech to writing fraudulent prescriptions be thrown out. Attorney Kelli Black said the statement of admissions by Jacqueline L. Newman was taken by a Walgreens loss prevention supervisor and not by a law officer.
Police have no proof of Lingaram's link to Maoist attack: Lawyer
The Chhattisgarh police were today still verifying whether Lingaram Kodopi, who they allege had masterminded the July 8 Maoist strike on a Congress leader's house, was involved in the attack even as his lawyer said the police had no proof to back its claim.
Los Angeles District Attorney Opposes Switzerland on Roman Polanski
District Attorney Steve Cooley responded the Swiss governments decision to reject extradition of film director Roman Polanski.
Attorney general considering case
The Montana Attorney Generals office is reviewing the information regarding Penni Lewis, Richland Countys clerk and recorder, and the alleged mishandling of the Richland County 4-H Councils account.
EXCLUSIVE: Mel Gibson's Lawyer To Meet With Sheriff's Investigators Next Week
Mel Gibson 's lawyer will meet with Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department investigators next week, RadarOnlne.com has learned exclusively. The actor is being investigated on domestic violence charges. Oksana Grigorieva , his former girlfriend and the mother of their eight-month-old daughter Lucia, filed a complaint with law enforcement on July 5.
Democratic attorney general race to be nasty, vicious and awkward
Rob Teilhet, Ken Hodges face off Of the 1,497,372 races voters will decide one week from today, one of the most interesting is the Democratic primary for state attorney general between state Rep. Rob Teilhet of Smyrna and Ken Hodges , a former Dougherty County district attorney. (Incumbent Thurbert Baker is vacating the post to run for governor.) In one corner you've got Teilhet, a level-headed ...
Defense attorney wants new jury pool for Karen Sypher Trial
During the second day of jury selection for the trial of a woman accused of trying to extort money from University of Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino, Karen Sypher's attorney has asked for the entire jury to be struck.
Attorney: Driver in Greeley Mall crash is 'deeply saddened' by deaths
two women, has hired an attorney. by the deaths of the women and the mourning their families are enduring.
Calif. Attorney General Fights DNA Collection Suit
California Attorney General Jerry Brown is defending a law enforcement policy that allows police to collect DNA samples from everyone arrested on felony charges, regardless of the outcome of their cases.
New attorney and engineer to be named in Mandeville
Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere is expected to recommend both a new city attorney and a new city engineer tomorrow.
Attorney general says public school bus fees unconstitutional in Indiana
s attorney general said Monday that state law doesnt allow public school districts to charge students a fee for taking the bus to and from school.
Nicholas Sheley attorney requests special prosecutor
Nicholas Sheley attorney requests special prosecutor
State attorney won't prosecute Yulee principal charged in wife's battery
After reviewing the case of a Yulee school principal charged with assaulting his wife, the State Attorney's Office will not prosecute the case. Chief Assistant State Attorney Dan McCarthy said Scott David Hodges, 39,�will not be prosecuted on charges of aggravated battery and kidnapping-false imprisonment following a June 13 confrontation. Hodges' wife, Michelle Hodges, 43, suffered cuts on her ...
California Attorney General Jerry Brown: DNA collection legal, effective
California State Attorney General Jerry Brown says collecting DNA from felons is legal and effective in fighting crime.
Attorney General Goddard discusses border violence
PHOENIX In an interview with 3TV on Saturday, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard discussed border security, SB-1070, and crime in Arizona.�� Concerned over the escalation of violence by Mexican drug cartels, Goddard said, "Mexico is in chaos and I believe we need to take strong action to make sure it doesn't cross the border."� But the Attorney General is also concerned about the ...
Judge tells Orange County murder suspect to work with lawyer
Accused murderer Brian Minton has sent two more letters to Orange County District Attorney Jim Woodall after a Superior Court judge told him to let his lawyer speak for him.
Lawyer guilty in $300,000 investment scam
A Newport Beach lawyer has pleaded guilty to wire fraud for conning an investor out of $300,000 by promising returns of 30 to 40 percent a week. Gerald M. Shaw, 62, pleaded guilty Friday to one count as part of a plea agreement. His former employee...
Lawyer Says Cop Beat Her
A Dagestani lawyer said a Makhachkala police investigator beat her and insulted her during a face-to-face interview with her client, Noviye Izvestia reported Tuesday, citing the human rights group Memorial.
Longtime Hanover Commonwealth's Attorney Kirby Porter dies
RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Longtime Hanover County Commonwealth's Attorney Kirby Porter has died. Sources tell NBC12 that park rangers in the Grand Canyon found his body Monday afternoon, at the base of a large cliff, but details on exactly how he died have yet to be released.
Charest to be grilled by Bellemare's lawyer
Premier Jean Charest will be questioned Wednesday in a closed session at the Quebec courthouse by a lawyer representing Marc Bellemare. Charest is suing Bellemare for $700,000 for alleging the premier lied when he denied Bellemare told him, when he was Liberal justice minister, that party fundraisers were prevailing on him to name Liberal supporters as Quebec judges.
Attorney: Man strikes deal, will plead guilty in child porn case
A Henderson man accused of possessing and distributing child porn will plead guilty to two counts of possessing child porn as part of a deal with prosecutors, the man's attorney said.
Ex-commander already punished for alleged affair, lawyer says
Brig.-Gen. Daniel Menard was yanked from Afghanistan and denied a senior appointment, all before formal charges were laid, his lawyer says.
Top Vt. utility lawyer accused of plagiarism
Associated Press - July 13, 2010 4:35 PM ET MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The top lawyer at the Vermont Public Service Department is under fire for apparently plagiarizing long passages from a...
Sheley attorney requests special prosecutor
GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) -- An attorney representing an Illinois man suspected of killing eight people in Illinois and Missouri is asking for a special prosecutor.
Top Vt. utility lawyer accused of plagiarism
The top lawyer at the Vermont Public Service Department is under fire for apparently plagiarizing long passages from a utility's lawyer's writing in a case in which both the state and utilities are fighting a proposal to give low-income Vermonters a break on their electric bills.
Attorney denies Stamos had fling with 17-year-old
MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) An attorney for John Stamos denies the actor had a romantic fling with a 17-year-old girl who six years later is accused of conspiring to extort money from him in exchange for compromising photos.
Family-Practice Lawyer Named a "Top Lawyer" in Nevada
RENO, Nev.----Casey Campbell, Esq. of The Law Offices of Casey Campbell was named a top lawyer in family-practice in the State of Nevada by the Mountain States Super Lawyers 2010.
Local attorney going to jail on DUI charge
PADUCAH - A well-known local attorney, convicted of his third DUI charge is going to jail. Grant King received 12 months in the McCracken County jail today but he will serve only 30 days of that sentence.
Sypher's attorney believes it impossible to seat an impartial jury for Louisville trial
Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11)�- Karen Cunagin Syphers attorney, James Earhart, told the Judge today that he doesnt believe its possible to seat an impartial jury for the trial in Louisville. ����������� So Tuesday, Earhart made a motion to strike the entire panel of potential jurors and start again.� He says in the juror questionnaire, the majority of people said they have negative opinions of ...
Charlotte attorney files suit to clean up Third Ward building
A Charlotte attorney wants a building in uptown's Third Ward cleaned up and is threatening legal action. Jerry Reese wrote a letter this week to Charlotte and Mecklenburg County leaders asking for the inspection of the former Virginia Paper Company warehouse on West Third Street.
U.S. Attorney mystery spawns more questions, few answers
U.S. Attorney mystery spawns more questions, few answers By Matt Canham The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Jul 13, 2010 11:56PM MDT Washington After a long and distinguished legal career, becoming the top federal prosecutor in Utah was supposed to be David Schwendimans crowning achievement. But then the White House torpedoed his candidacy without one word of public explanation. Schwendiman wont ...
Twin Cities Attorney Accused in Sex Case
A prominent twin cities attorney is trying to introduce evidence that will clear his name against accusations that he had sex with a teenage boy...
General already punished for alleged affair, lawyer says
Brig.-Gen. Daniel M�nard was yanked from Afghanistan and denied a senior appointment, all before formal charges were laid, his lawyer say
Attorney General Eric Holder to visit Mobile
Attorney General Eric Holder will meet with officials in Mobile tomorrow during a visit to the Gulf Coast.
Judge tells Orange County murder suspect to work with lawyer
Judge tells Orange County murder suspect to work with lawyer - HILLSBOROUGH - Accused murderer Brian Minton has
Cincinnati lawyer leads Ohio Amateur by 2
WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) Among the top amateur golfers in the state, 33-year-old lawyer Bill Williamson had the best closing argument. Williamson, a former University of Akron player, shot a 5-under 66 at Kirtland Country Club to forge a two-stroke lead after Tuesday's first round of the 104th annual Ohio Amateur golf championship.
Karen Sypher lawyer wants judge to dismiss jury panel for derogatory opinions
Karen Cunagin Sypher's lawyer asked a federal judge Tuesday to dismiss the entire pool of potential jurors in her extortion case, saying 60 percent have indicated they have already formed an opinion about her and the charges she faces.
Conway attorney tapped for Ark judge position
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - A Conway attorney has been chosen for a district judge position. Amy Brazil was appointed Tuesday by Gov. Mike Beebe. Brazil will fill the position left vacant by Russell L. Roberts, who died in June after 27 years as a district judge in Conway.
Kaine's lawyer: Terri wants money to move out
PORTLAND, Ore. Terri Hormans criminal defense attorney Stephen Houze met with Kaine Hormans divorce attorney Tuesday. The lawyers discussed possible dates for a contempt of court hearing against Terri as well as a restraining order by Kaine against Terri.
Cincinnati lawyer leads Ohio Am by 2 shots
Cincinnati native Billy Williamson shot a 5-under-par 66 at Kirtland Country Club on Tuesday to forge a two-stroke lead after the opening round of the 104th Ohio Amateur.
UPDATE: Lawyer says insurance measure puts Missouri voters in bind
JEFFERSON CITY An attorney argued Tuesday that a measure defying the new federal health insurance law should be stricken from Missouri's ballot because it poses an unconstitutional conundrum for voters. Missouri is poised to become the first state to put the federal health care law to a popularity vote with an Aug. 3 referendum on a state law conflicting with a key insurance requirement. But ...
James Anderson wins Democratic nomination for attorney general
Montgomery attorney James Anderson easily beat Giles Perkins in Tuesday night's runoff, winning the Democratic nomination for attorney general, according to unofficial returns.
Frank McCourt's lawyer: Couple's marital property agreement found legit; Jamie's lawyer disagrees
A lawyer representing Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt said that his client scored a major victory Tuesday in his battle with his estranged wife over control of the team.