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Lawyer attacks credibility of Smith case witness
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Defense attorneys in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial on Monday tried to weaken the credibility of a key prosecution witness by questioning him about a scheme to sell pictures of the former Playboy model's newborn. Smith bodyguard Maurice Brighthaupt said he and another person had ...
BP Sued by Texas Attorney General for Air Pollution at Texas City Refinery
A BP Plc unit allowed the emission of about 500,000 pounds of air pollutants in violation of Texas environmental laws, state Attorney General Greg Abbott alleged in a lawsuit.
Battle is On For Lawyer's Vintage Cars at Pebble Beach
A judge today sided against the longtime companion of Houston mega-lawyer John O'Quinn in a dispute over the scheduled auction of $5 million worth of vintage cars she says he gave her -- as tokens of love.
Carthage attorney, former revenue director dies
James R. Spradling, a Carthage attorney who was a former judge and associate profession at Missouri Southern State University and director of the Missouri Department of Revenue, died Monday morning at McCune-Brooks Hospital.
Attorney: Sample of Lloyd breath allegedly .143
Associated Press - August 9, 2010 4:05 PM ET JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - A sample of state Fish and Game Commissioner Denby Lloyd's breath during a weekend traffic stop allegedly registered a...
Washington Attorney General Settlement Announcement Tomorrow: Lets Hope Its Intelius
Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna's office sent out a media advisory that they'll announce a "major settlement with Internet company" tomorrow. Says the advisory : "The Washington Attorney Generals Office estimates millions of dollars have been deceptively obtained from Washington consumers by an Internet sales method known as post-transaction marketing. Attorney General Rob McKenna will ...
Laurean attorney files to limit wifes testimony
The attorney for a former Camp Lejeune Marine accused of killing a pregnant colleague has filed a motion to limit testimony by the Marines wife. The first-degree murder trial of Cesar Laurean, 23, gets underway today in Wayne County with opposing...
Lawyer: Father kept daughter's body out of love
Associated Press - August 9, 2010 4:44 PM ET SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A defense attorney says a man accused of torturing and killing his daughter kept her body in a freezer for two years...
Lawyer: Father kept daughter's body out of love
Associated Press - August 9, 2010 4:44 PM ET SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A defense attorney says a man accused of torturing and killing his daughter kept her body in a freezer for two years...
Fake lawyer busted in bogus Haitian earthquake charity scam at UN
A convicted, immigrant-bilking con artist was re-arrested today for an alleged Haitian earthquake charity scam first reported last month in The Post. Marc Payen, of Manhattan, 28, pleaded not guilty to charges he posed as an immigration lawyer, or claimed to be employed by the United Nations, in order to...
Husband of Conn. GOP attorney general candidate arrested over campaign sign dispute
HARTFORD, Conn. - Police say the husband of a Republican candidate for Connecticut attorney general has been arrested following an altercation with a woman he saw removing campaign signs.
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and Former Attorney General of Louisiana Announce Investigation Into Alphatec Holdings Inc ...
NEW ORLEANS----The law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and KSF partner, former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., announce the commencement of an investigation into Alphatec Holdings Inc. to determine whether it has violated federal securities laws by issuing false and misleading statements to its shareholders.
Attorney General's office assumes prosecution of Hunterdon County sheriff Deborah Trout
SOMERVILLE The state Attorney's General Office has assumed the prosecution of Hunterdon County Sheriff Deborah Trout.
Prominent Attorney Eddie Christian Jr. Dies Following Stroke
Eddie Christian Jr., a prominent Fort Smith attorney known for his willingness to "challenge authority," died Monday (Aug. 9) morning following a massive stroke. He was 48.
Attorney identifies shooting victim as Jamar Love of Muskegon
A 23-year-old Muskegon man was killed Monday afternoon, police said, after he was shot once in broad daylight in the 1600 block of Dyson Street. Photo gallery
Attorney to Represent Alleged Serial Killer Without Cost
A new attorney took over the defense today for a South Los Angeles car mechanic accused of being the Grim Sleeper' serial killer.
Attorney General's Office handling case against Hunterdon Sheriff Trout
Sheriff Deborah Trout HUNTERDON COUNTY The case against embattled Hunterdon County Sheriff Deborah Trout is now being handled by the state Attorney Generals Office. Facing allegations of official misconduct, Trout, Undersheriff Michael Russo and former Sheriffs Officer John Falat,...
Texas Attorney General Makes 3rd Ruling on Hasting's Video
For a third time, the Texas Attorney General has declined to release surveillance video from the night of the Hasting's shootings.
New assistant states attorney sworn in
Newly hired Stephenson County Assistant States Attorney Philip Jacques said working as a prosecutor is an exciting, unpredictable career that will allow him to give back to the community.
Casey Anthony case: New defense filing blasts attorney Mark NeJame
Casey Anthony's defense team blasts prominent Orlando attorney Mark NeJame in a court filing submitted late Monday, alleging the Texas EquuSearch lawyer solicited the Anthony family, thwarted defense efforts and approached a "ghost writer" to collaborate on a book about the case.
Outagamie County District Attorney Faces State Reprimand
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) -- Outagamie County District Attorney Carrie Schneider is facing a reprimand from the state Supreme Court office that polices lawyer's conduct but says she will fight the allegations.
Prominent Ft. Smith Attorney Dies Unexpectedly
Prominent Fort Smith attorney Eddie Christian Jr. passed away unexpectedly Monday.
Attorney General Richard Cordray, former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine debate over debates
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray and former U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine have different ideas on what constitutes a debate.
Attorney Questions Alleged Cop Killers Mental State
If convicted, Smith could face death penalty
Texas Attorney General Declines To Issue Opinion To Clarify Same-Sex Marriage Controversy In El Paso
Hudspeth couple still able to marry in San Antonio because of other legal ruling.
Former U.S. Attorney, WSU law school dean Robinson dead at 66
James K. Robinson, who became U.S. Attorney in Detroit at age 34 and later held a top post in the U.S. Justice Department, has died at age 66.
Lawyer: Mental Health - Not Bullying - Caused Phoebe Prince's Suicide
The teen tried to kill herself even before she moved to a Massachusetts high school, new court documents allege
Attorney From Houston Nutt Email Scandal Dies At 48
Eddie Christian Jr.
Parker attorney argues against harsher sentence
8/9/2010 Salina Journal The length of sentence Paul Henry Parker Jr. is expected to receive for raping an elderly Salina Regional Health Center patient is disproportionate and cruel and unusual, his attorney argued in a motion filed in Saline County District Court.
Court filing creates lien on property belonging to birther attorney Orly Taitz
A legal document filed Monday in the $20,000 sanctions case against birther attorney Orly Taitz creates a lien on all her real property, the notice states.
Fort Smith lawyer dies after stroke
Eddie Christian Jr., a lawyer who came to the attention of college football fans with a suit over an e-mail message sent to a Razorback player, has died at the age of 48 after suffering a stroke.
WEB NEWS: Baldacci taps Freeport attorney for ethics commission
FREEPORT Gov. John Baldacci today nominated a Freeport attorney to serve on the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices.
Attorney General defends challenge to healthcare bill
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, and 19 other state attorneys generals and governors, advanced a legal challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on Friday, August 6.
GOP attorney general candidate's husband/campaign manager arrested after lawn sign altercation
Republican attorney general candidate Martha Dean 's husband, who is also her campaign manager, was arrested over the weekend after an altercation with a woman over lawn signs, police said.
Lawyer: Officer in dog park shooting acted in self defense
Humane Society will help police with investigation The off-duty federal police officer who fatally shot a Siberian husky in a Severn dog park Monday has been placed on administrative leave while police investigate the incident, but through his law.
Prosecuting Attorney's Office Gang Unit A Success
KIMA has learned it's not just Police ridding our streets of gang bangers. We checked to see how well the Prosecuting Attorney's Gang Unit is working on toughening up the charges and sentencing for gang
NJ Attorney General assumes prosecution of Hunterdon County Sheriff Deborah Trout
SOMERVILLE The state Attorney's General Office has assumed the prosecution of Hunterdon County Sheriff Deborah Trout.
CO Anti-Tax Activist Hires High-Profile Lawyer
Colorado anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce has hired high-profile Denver lawyer David Lane to represent him in a contempt-of-court case.
A Lawyer's Escape
A medical doctor, an engineer and a lawyer all went into shark-infested waters when their boat capsized. The sharks tore the doctor and the engineer limb from limb and ate them all up. They left the lawyer. Why? Professional courtesy.
Fort Smith lawyer dies following stroke
Eddie Christian Jr., a lawyer who came to the attention of college football fans with a suit over an e-mail message sent to a Razorback player, has died at the age of 48 after suffering a stroke.
Attorney General, E-cigarette maker agree on halting sales
SALEM, Ore. - Oregon Attorney General John Kroger says he has reached an agreement with a Florida-based manufacturer...
COURT UPDATE 12:20 p.m. - GovGuam attorney charged for allegedly striking, choking woman
12:20 p.m. A GovGuam attorney is facing misdemeanor assault and family violence charges after she was arrested for allegedly striking and choking a woman she knows, according to Superior Court of Guam documents.
Fort Smith, Ark., lawyer dies following stroke
Eddie Christian Jr., a lawyer who came to the attention of college football fans with a suit over an e-mail message sent to a Razorback player, has died at the...
Doug Bruce Hires High-Profile Denver Lawyer
Colorado anti-tax activist Douglas Bruce has hired high-profile Denver lawyer David Lane to represent him in a contempt-of-court case.
Attorney indicted on charges of attempted sexual assault of a child
NEW BRAUNFELS A New Braunfels attorney has been indicted on charges of attempted aggravated sexual assault of a child and attempted sexual performance of a child.
Attorney Seeking New Trial Charles City Teen Convicted of Murder
Edgar Concepcion Jr. in court. (Image courtesy KIMT.com) CHARLES CITY, Iowa The attorney for Edgar Concepci´┐Żn Jr., the Charles City teenager convicted of killing his three-year-old cousin, has filed a motion asking for a new trial.
Attorney Seeking New Trial for Charles City Teen Convicted of Murder
Edgar Concepcion Jr. in court. (Image courtesy KIMT.com) CHARLES CITY, Iowa The attorney for Edgar Concepci´┐Żn Jr., the Charles City teenager convicted of killing his three-year-old cousin, has filed a motion asking for a new trial.
Attorney General Brown launches voter fraud hotline targeting Bell
MONTEBELLO - Accusations of voter fraud in Bell caused state Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown to launch a telephone hotline Monday where residents can report allegations, while the L.A. County D.A.'s Office continues to probe similar accusations in nearby Montebello.
Attorney: Disney Manager Contributed To Monorail Crash
The family of the monorail pilot killed in last summer's crash believes a Disney manager could have prevented the tragedy had he been in the control tower instead of a restaurant, according to newly filed court documents.
KSFY Action News: Breaking News, Weather and Community |Attorney General warns of scam
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley today warned South Dakota consumers and business owners about a paving and roofing scam targeting the state. The consumer protection division has received numerous complaints about out-of-state operations going door to door promising low estimates.