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Kaine Horman's lawyer files text exchange between Terri Horman and Michael Cook
Kaine Horman's lawyer objects to Terri Moulton Horman's effort to delay divorce proceedings.
Joe Jackson's Attorney: Law is a Pain in the Butt
Filed under: Brian Oxman , Michael Jackson , Joe Jackson , Celebrity Justice Practicing law is a pain in the ass, and Joe Jackson 's lawyer is living proof ... because he literally broke his preparing legal docs in the Michael Jackson wrongful death case. Attorney Brian Oxman was walking down a flight of stairs last week with his Read more
U.S. Supreme Court denies request by birther attorney Orly Taitz to have $20K sanctions dismissed
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied birther attorney Orly Taitzs request that $20,000 in sanctions against her be tossed out.
Udonis Haslem's attorney says Miami Heat player will be vindicated
The attorney for Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem, who was arrested Sunday after a traffic stop and faces a charge of felony possession of marijuana, believes his client was wrongly arrested and is confident the charges can be dropped altogether.
Lawyer: DOJ Ends Probe of Tom DeLay
The Justice Department has ended its six-year criminal probe of the ties between former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and disgraced ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff without filing any criminal charges against the former congressman.
Candidates Corner: Driscoll explains what the district attorney does
Candidates Corner: state Rep. Joseph Driscoll, candidate for Norfolk County District Attorney, said, On the campaign trail last week, I was asked by someone, What does the district attorney do? It is not the first time I had been asked the question. Every time someone is arrested in one of the 28 communities in Norfolk County, that person is arraigned, meaning that they must appear in court ...
Hoboken lawyer among 15 attorneys disbarred by consent in state, report shows
Connolly, who was sentenced in June to five years in prison for stealing more than $1.5 million of a client's money, consented to the disbarment. According to the report, Connolly knowingly misappropriated $500,000 without his clients' knowledge.
NJ worker to sue companies over Conn. plant blast
The lawyer for a worker injured in a Connecticut power plant explosion in February says his client will sue for $6 million. Connecticut - United States - Energy - Technology - Power station
Attorney: Cops illegally search Monticello Mayor's home
MONTICELLO - The attorney for Mayor Gordon Jenkins argued in Sullivan County Court Monday that troopers illegally searched Jenkins' Clinton Avenue home on Feb.
Kingsport teen accused of murder appointed new lawyer
KINGSPORT A Kingsport teen accused of first-degree murder in a shooting during a car chase has a new lawyer, with a trial set to begin in November.
Lawyer Charged in Alleged New Cassel Project Scam
A former attorney for the Village of Hempstead is denying his role in the New Cassel redevelopment project scandal that brought down a former Nassau County lawmaker. Douglas Thomas pleaded not guilty Monday in Nassau County court to charges of scheme to defraud and conspiracy. Last month, former Nassau County legislators Roger Corbin and Patrick Williams both [...]
Conway attorney admits trying to hire someone to kill colleague
Conway attorney Irby Walker pleaded guilty today to trying to hire someone to kill another attorney and was sentenced by a Charleston area judge to serve three years in prison.
Attorney General launches investigation into wind dealings in Cape Vincent
Gary Walts / The Post-StandardCape Vincent Town Supervisor Urban Hirschey presides over his first town board meeting in January. Hirschey called a special town board meeting for Tuesday to discuss the state Attorney General's investigation of possible misconduct by town...
Conway attorney pleads guilty to murder-for-hire plot
A Conway attorney accused by investigators of hiring a hit man to commit a murder has pleaded guilty Monday afternoon in court.
Attorney sentenced for murder-for-hire plot
The Conway attorney who tried to hire a hit man to kill another attorney pleaded guilty Monday.
District Attorney Daneri clears Erie officer in shooting
Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri has cleared an Erie police officer of any wrongdoing in the shooting of a 17-year-old robbery and burglary suspect.
Defense lawyer cross-examines key witness
Associated Press - August 16, 2010 5:14 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles hospital psychiatrist critical of Anna Nicole Smith's doctor for over-medicating her has come under attack by a...
Defense lawyer cross-examines key witness
Associated Press - August 16, 2010 5:14 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles hospital psychiatrist critical of Anna Nicole Smith's doctor for over-medicating her has come under attack by a...
Lexington public defenders get new office
Lawyer Chad Butcher used to have to bounce around from office to office, depending on who was on mat
Defense lawyer cross-examines key witness
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Los Angeles hospital psychiatrist critical of Anna Nicole Smith's doctor for over-medicating her has come under attack by a defense attorney.
Defence attorney in Anna Nicole Smith drug case attacks psychiatrist's testimony
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A Los Angeles hospital psychiatrist critical of Anna Nicole Smith's doctor for over-medicating her has come under attack by a defence attorney.
Defense lawyer cross-examines key witness
A Los Angeles hospital psychiatrist critical of Anna Nicole Smith's doctor for over-medicating her has come under attack by a defense attorney.
Escape To Norway - Iranian Anti-Stoning Lawyer Continues Fight From Exile
Human rights lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei, who represented Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, was forced to flee Iran after the authorities became determined to silence him.
Funds Lawyer - hedge fund manager
Following a period of expansion our client, a leading hedge fund manager, is seeking a lawyer to join their team.
Conway lawyer gets 3 years in murder-for-hire scheme
A South Carolina attorney will spend three years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to hire someone to kill another lawyer.
Corporate Lawyer Eric R. Markus Joins Andrews Kurth, Firm Continues to Strengthen Corporate/Securities Practice Group
Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that Eric R. Markus has joined the Washington, DC office as a Partner in the Corporate/Securities practice group.
Kaine Horman's attorney files paperwork revealing text messages between Terri, Michael Cook
Kaine Horman's attorney filed paperwork objecting to the request to delay divorce proceedings between the estranged couple. Laura Rackner, Kaine's lawyer, said any delay would violate his rights and could be harmful to the welfare of their child, Kiara.
Corporate Lawyer Eric R. Markus Joins Andrews Kurth
Andrews Kurth LLP is pleased to announce that Eric R. Markus has joined the Washington, DC office as a Partner in the Corporate/Securities practice group.
Mayor Bartlett's Attorney Responds To Ethics Complaint
The attorney for Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett claims the city council's ethics complaint should be dismissed in part because the council didn't complain sooner. Read Attorney Wohlgemuth's response
Attorney worries spill is old news
Attorney Steve Yerrid, the Governor's lead attorney in the BP fight, says he's worrying about fading public interest in the spill and its implications.
U.S. Judge Doesnt Approve Citi-SEC Settlement, Lawyer Says
A U.S. judge declined to approve Citigroup Inc.s $75 million settlement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, ordering further briefing, said a lawyer involved in the case.
Local Attorney, Mediator Weigh in on No-Fault Divorces
Governor Paterson signed a bill Sunday that makes New York the 50th state to enact some version of no-fault divorce. The new measure requires one spouse to swear under oath that a relationship has broken down for at least six months.
Walsh takes over as US attorney for Colorado
DENVER Colorado has a new U.S. attorney. John Walsh was sworn in Monday by Chief U.S. District Judge Wiley Daniel. He replaces David Gaouette, who served from January 2009 through Sunday.
Burnside to head Tods Murray
BANKING lawyer Graham Burnside has been elected as chairman of Edinburgh-based law firm Tods Murray.
Perdue wont appoint interim district attorney in Macon
Candidates vying to be appointed interim district attorney for the Macon Judicial Circuit received phone calls Monday afternoon informing them the governor has decided not to make an appointment.
Ask the Lawyer: Questions about drivers licenses for minors
Q: We're nervous about our son who is turning 16, and "immediately wants to drive!
Walsh takes over as U.S. attorney for Colorado
DENVER (AP) - Colorado has a new U.S. attorney.
Lawyer testifies Robert Felner associate was alerted to misused money
An Illinois associate of former University of Louisville education dean and convicted felon Robert Felner was alerted several times that Felner was using money from an education center the two operated to play the stock market and make withdrawals, a lawyer for the center testified Monday.
Attorney General wind letter promotes special meeting
Under fire from the state's Attorney General, the Town Board in the Jefferson County Village of Cape Vincent has called a special meeting Tuesday night.
NM attorney testifies on need for greenhouse gas emissions plan; industry voices concerns
SANTA FE, N.M.
Jackie Johnson takes the district attorney's oath
BRUNSWICK - Newly appointed District Attorney Jackie Johnson took the oath of office Thursday at the Glynn County Courthouse for a ceremonial beginning to her tenure as the chief prosecutor of the five-county Brunswick Judicial Circuit. Johnson appeared awed by the number of people who crowded into the spacious jury assembly room. There were judges from two circuits, police officers, other ...
Lawyer: Brick man charged with murdering his dealer acted in self-defense
TOMS RIVER A Brick man accused of murdering his drug dealer and setting the body ablaze faced certain death and had no choice but to use deadly force against the Ocean Grove man, the defendant's attorney said after his client's arraignment Monday.
Attorney General race wide open
With billions at stake over Gulf oil damage claims and a pending lawsuit over new federal health care laws, the next attorney general Florida voters choose may be their most influential in years.
Attorney: Painter's alleged actions are abuse of power
The former ATC Commissioner is being accused of illegally tapping into the data base that contains very personal information about individuals including social security numbers and home addresses.
Perdue leaves Macon district attorney seat empty
MACON, GA. Gov. Sonny Perdue will not be appointing an interim district attorney for the Macon Judicial Circuit. Candidates got a phone call Monday afternoon letting them know.
Ex-lawyer's jail term cut
FORMER lawyer Rudy Lim, 37, who forged a payslip inflating his last-drawn salary when moving to a new job, had his two-month jail sentence cut on appeal on Monday. The original sentence, handed down by a district court in March, was varied to a day's jail and a $10,000 fine by the High Court.
Lawyer testifies Robert Felner associate was alerted to misused money
An Illinois associate of former University of Louisville education dean and convicted felon Robert Felner was alerted several times that Felner was using money from an education center the two operated to play the stock market and make withdrawals, a lawyer for the center testified Monday.
Attorney should be suspended for role in fen-phen case, commissioner rules
David L. Helmers, a Lexington attorney who worked on the class-action lawsuit over the diet drug fen
Candidates Ask Paterson to Give Attorney General More Power
The attorney general cannot unilaterally investigate other officials for breaking campaign finance rules, violating ethics laws or even taking bribes.
Union gives Central Falls police chief vote of no confidence
Lawyer for police union won't say why members don't support Col. Joseph P. Moran III