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Lohan to comply with sentence, says lawyer
Lindsay Lohan is set to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence and the troubled young actress will follow through, her new lawyer pledged on the weekend.
Attorney: New Rothstein victims coming in amended complaint
Attorney Bill Scherer said new Scott Rothstein Ponzi scheme victims and an additional $45 million in claims will be added tomorrow (Tuesday) when he files an amended civil suit complaint in Broward Circuit Court.
Khadr lawyer staying on
A U.S. army lawyer says he's ready to give Canadian terror suspect Omar Khadr a "zealous defence" against charges of murder, spying and being a terrorist -- even if Khadr doesn't want his help.[...]
Lawyers home burgled, believed to be linked to PI Balas case
KUALA LUMPUR, July 19 Former Bar Council president Manjeet Singhs house was broken into today and the lawyer said it could be connected to his work with missing private investigator P. Balasubramaniam. Manjeets home was also attacked with Molotov cocktails last November, coincidentally after Bala gave interviews over his contradictory sworn ...
GOP District Attorney Candidates Square Off
Kay County District Attorney Mark Gibson and Republican challenger Brian Hermanson faced off in a 90 minute forum Friday at city hall. Hermanson introduced himself as a 33-year-resident of Ponca City, a trial lawyer and a fast talker that is not a wordsmith.
Lawyer sentenced for embezzling funds
A Rhode Island attorney was sentenced Monday for embezzling money from clients.
Jury convicts attorney of mortgage fraud
STATESBORO, GA - After a three-day trial, a jury in federal district court returned a guilty verdict yesterday against Emanuel County, Georgia attorney John R. Thompson on mortgage fraud charges. The case was tried before District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield at the U.S. Courthouse in Statesboro, Georgia.
Hearings: Lawyer implies key oil rig safety functions set to 'bypass'
Asks if 'mini-purge' system, which was supposed to keep gas away from the drill floor, had been bypassed for 5 years
MN Attorney General sues Feds over Asian carp
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed a lawsuit Monday against the federal government and a Chicago-area water control
U.S. Attorney Update: Tollison new name in the wind
OXFORD State Sen. Gray Tollison isn't denying that his name may be in the mix as North Mississippi's next U.S. attorney. "I'll defer all questions to Congressman Childers' office," he said this morning.
Rig Captain May Face Criminal Probe, Attorney Says
The captain of the Transocean Ltd. rig that exploded, killing 11 workers and triggering the biggest U.S. oil spill, may face a criminal investigation, his attorney said. Transocean shares tumbled 7.7 percent.
Lawyer cries foul over questioning of Transocean engineer
A federal hearing into the Deepwater Horizon disaster resumed Monday with a testy exchanges between Coast Guard Capt. Hung Nguyen, one of six panel members questioning witnesses, and lawyers�for Transocean Ltd., the majority owner of the rig, which was leased by BP, and with the day's first witness, Stephen Bertone, Transocean's chief engineer on the Deepwater Horizon. Bertone had repeatedly ...
Attorney general hopeful in town receives two union endorsements
The people surrounding State Sen. Eric Schneiderman at a downtown news conference today may underscore more than anything why he is considered a top Democratic contender for attorney general this year.
In Brief: American Bar Association honours Zimbabwean lawyer
Source: IRIN "Things are not all right in Zimbabwe," said human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa, delighted that the American Bar Association (ABA) has decided to honour her because it draws attention to the fact.
Attorney swims across Flathead Lake to help little girl Play Video
At 10:49 on Saturday night, Emily Von Jentzen did something no other woman has done before - she completed a marathon swim across all 30 miles of Flathead Lake.
Death of former Attorney General Rory Brady
The death has taken place of former Attorney General Rory Brady SC.
Absence of Tariq Aziz's attorney in Iraqi court puts government under uncomfortable spotlight
The chief judge of a special Iraqi court on Monday sought to allay concerns that former members of Saddam Hussein's regime are being denied their rights, urging former Iraqi foreign minister Tariq Aziz's attorney to appear in court on his client's behalf.
Attorney General Reaches Agreement with T-Mobile
Attorney General Bill McCollum today announced his office has reached an agreement with T-Mobile concerning unauthorized billing for third-party charges
Lawyer gets 18-36 months for sneaking drugs into jail
MEDIA COURTHOUSE A 62-year-old attorney who took advice from a 23-year-old client on how to smuggle drugs into Delaware Countys prison was formally sentenced Monday to serve 18 to 36 months in jail.
Perry appoints Choate as Newton County Criminal District Attorney
Gov. Rick Perry has appointed Robert J. Choate of Wiergate as the Newton County Criminal District Attorney for a term to expire at the next general election.
Beverly Hills Attorney Pleads Not Guilty to Trying to Smuggle Heroin Into Courthouse
A Beverly Hills attorney accused of trying to smuggle heroin into a lockup area where inmates are kept at the Criminal Courts Building in downtown Los Angeles pleaded not guilty today to four felony counts.
Blago lawyer: Defense plans to call Emanuel
A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich says the defense plans to call White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as a witness in the ousted Illinois governor's corruption trial.
Blago lawyer: Defense plans to call Emanuel
A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich says the defense plans to call White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as a witness in the ousted Illinois governor's corruption trial. Rod Blagojevich - Rahm Emanuel - White House Chief of Staff - United States - Government
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray says Asian carp threat is real
Ohio and four other Great Lakes states filed a federal lawsuit today to combat what state Attorney General Richard Cordray called the "immediate and dire" threat posed by Asian carp.
Blago lawyer: Defense plans to call Emanuel
Associated Press - July 19, 2010 3:44 PM ET CHICAGO (AP) - A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich says the defense plans to call White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel as a witness in the ousted...
Vorderbrueggen: District attorney candidate passes on county job
CONTRA COSTA district attorney candidate Dan O'Malley considered and rejected a return to the bench or a post in the county prosecutor's office, jobs with more voter appeal than that of a private attorney.
District Attorney Closes Duplin County School Probe
Several county commissioners claimed the school board was misusing public money.
Crown attorney's lie prompts reprimand
A Saskatchewan Crown attorney has been reprimanded and fined for failing to disclose information and misleading a defence lawyer at an impaired-driving trial.
District Attorney : Retry 3 for rape at dorm
WEST CHESTER The district attorney's office will ask a Common Pleas Court judge to reconsider his decision to bar the retrial of three men accused of raping a Lincoln University student after a mistrial was declared in the case.
UPDATE: Childers confirms he's submitted Tollison for U.S. attorney
OXFORD U.S. Rep. Travis Childers confirmed today that he's asked President Obama to nominate Oxford attorney Gray Tollison as North Mississippi's new U.S. attorney.
Donovan for Attorney General
The Republican candidate for New York State Attorney General came through Binghamton Monday.
Swiss Lawyer Indicted for Helping Hide HSBC Accounts
A federal grand jury in Alexandria, Va., has indicted a Swiss lawyer who has been accused of helping a Virginia doctor conceal money in secret Swiss bank accounts at the British bank HSBC Holdings.
Lawyer: Oil Workers At Risk For Serious Illness
Are people who are working near the oil spill site at risk of serious illness? One lawyer says yes, and he said he has the test results to prove it.
Lawyer advocates for unwell client
A Wellington lawyer says it is disgraceful his elderly, mentally unwell client is being forced to stay in Rimutaka Prison.
Attorney: Wigley conscious but not coherent
Marshall County Sheriffs investigators continue to monitor a Douglas resident critically wounded in what officers are describing as a murder and attempted suicide.
Lawyer: Birth Mother Changed Her Mind
Lisa and Joe Weiner of Port Washington, Long Island, are still stunned that it happened to them. They thought they were going to get a baby girl though adoption, but they never got the child.
Florence County Attorney arrested
Highway Patrol arrested the Florence County Attorney for driving under the influence.
Lawyer advocates for unwell client
20 July 2010 A Wellington lawyer says it is disgraceful his elderly, mentally unwell client is being forced to stay in Rimutaka Prison.
Lawyer sentenced to prison for embezzlement
William Craven, accused of stealing money from trust funds, apologizes to a judge during his sentencing.
Attorney-General appeals Patel sentence
The widow of a patient killed by former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel has welcomed the government's push to increase his jail sentence.
Lawyer: Chief out at Minneapolis Park Police
Associated Press - July 19, 2010 7:14 PM ET MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The chief of the Minneapolis Park Police has been fired, but it's not yet clear why.
Tributes paid to former attorney general
TAOISEACH BRIAN Cowen and former taoiseach Bertie Ahern have paid tribute to former attorney general Rory Brady SC, who died yesterday following a long illness. He served as attorney general in the Fianna F�il/PD government from 2002 to 2007.
Lance Armstrong's Lawyer: 'Stop Leaks'
Lance Armstrong's lawyer demands prosecutors stop leaks of investigation Lance Armstrong - Twitter - Business - Tour de France - Security
Atlanta lawyer wins $11 million lawsuit for family in botched circumcision
Atlanta lawyer wins $11 million lawsuit for family in botched circumcision
Childers Backs Tollison for Attorney Nom
U.S. Rep. Travis Childers says he's asking President Barack Obama to nominate state Sen. Gray Tollison of Oxford as U.S. attorney for the northern half of Mississippi.
Jury Selection Begins for Lawyer Rape
Jury selection began for a prominent Twin Cities lawyer accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy.
Lance Armstrong's lawyer: 'Stop leaks'
Lance Armstrong's attorney sent a letter to the federal prosecutor investigating the seven-time Tour de France winner and his associates for possible fraud and doping violations, complaining about leaks to the media. Monday's letter from Tim Herman to Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Miller in Los Angeles says it's "especially unfair to subject Mr.
Lawyer: Chief out at Minneapolis Park Police
The chief of the Minneapolis Park Police has been fired, but it's not yet clear why. Chief Bradley Johnson was let go Monday. His attorney confirms the firing to the Star Tribune.
Lance Armstrong's lawyer: 'Stop leaks'
Lance Armstrong's attorney sent a letter to the federal prosecutor investigating the seven-time Tour de France winner and his associates for possible fraud and doping violations, complaining about leaks to the media.
Aussie state wants more jail time for US doctor
The Queensland state attorney general has appealed the seven-year prison sentence of an American surgeon convicted of killing three patients, arguing the punishment isn't tough enough.