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Walsh takes over as US attorney for Colorado
DENVER Colorado has a new U.S. attorney. Chief U.S. District Judge Wiley Daniel swore in John Walsh on Monday. Walsh replaces David Gaouette (GOW'-ett), who served from January 2009 through Sunday.
Maine prosecutor on trial for child porn
The lawyer for a former Maine prosecutor accused of possessing child porn says the defendant had no access to the images in question. Child pornography - Lawyer - United States - Crime - Sex Offenses
Attorney: Heat's Udonis Haslem will be vindicated
MIAMI - The attorney for Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem, who was arrested Sunday after a traffic stop and faces...
Attorney challenges officer's blood test
A suspended Indianapolis police officer's attorney this week will ask a judge to discredit a blood test that is key to prosecutors' contention that he was driving drunk when he killed a motorcyclist.
Companies facing lawsuit over Conn. plant blast
A lawyer for a New Jersey man says he'll be filing a $6 million federal lawsuit over injuries his client suffered in a Connecticut power plant explosion that killed six people in February.
Houston Attorney Urges Drivers To Be Safe And Sober During Upcoming Labor Day Weekend
As Texas law enforcement cracks down on drunk driving during the Labor Day weekend, Houston personal injury attorney Brad T. Wyly reminds drivers that they can face lawsuits, too.
Florida Family Law Attorney Says Divorced Parents Can Avoid Back-to-School Stress By Focusing on Child's Success
Boynton Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 17, 2010 -- As children return to school in the coming weeks, it could end up testing relations between divorced parents, says south Florida family law attorney Brian M.
Companies facing lawsuit over Conn. plant blast
A lawyer for a New Jersey man says he'll be filing a $6 million federal lawsuit over injuries his client suffered in a Connecticut power plant explosion that killed six people in February. New Jersey - Connecticut - United States - Power station - Lawyer
Lawyer says he'll sue over power plant explosion
BRIDGEPORT -- A lawyer for a New Jersey man says he'll be filing a $6 million federal lawsuit over injuries his client suffered in a Connecticut power plant explosion that killed six people in February.
Teresa Giudice's $60,000 shopping spree
Even her lawyer was at a loss for words when talking about a $60,000 shopping spree that "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice had amid bankruptcy proceedings.
Lawyer filing suit over Hurd hit HP before
Turns out the lead attorney filing the current shareholder suit against Hewlett-Packard Co. over the Mark Hurd affair has been here once before. Attorney Mary Blasy, now with the San Diego firm of Scott + Scott LLP , which last week filed a shareholder... Mark Hurd - Hewlett-Packard - Fiduciary - San Diego - Law firm
Turkish lawyer: It will be a week to 10 days before man's deportation
An American activist and freelance journalist detained in Turkey could be deported in a week to 10 days, his lawyer predicted on Tuesday.
Lawyer: Petrilli was forced into fatal chase
The attorney for a man accused of leading San Francisco police on a high-speed chase that ended with the death of Officer Nick-Tomasito Birco, whose patrol car was struck, told a jury Monday that her client's evening began as a romantic "date night" with his... San Francisco - San Francisco Police Department - Car chase - Police car - Lawyer
Norfolk District Attorney candidates spar over who has best experience for the job
Four seasoned lawyers are playing a game of politicians vs. prosecutors as they vie to become Norfolk Countys new district attorney. Three Democrats -- Michael Morrissey, Michael Chinman and Joseph Driscoll -- and an Independent -- Jack Coffey -- compared resumes and argued over the merits of their varied levels of courtroom experience at a GateHouse Media editorial board meeting on Aug. 16.
Council approves attorney switch
CADILLAC - Cadillacs city attorney will now represent the city in its lawsuit with Haring Township.
Philippine massacre trial to resume Sept. 1 - lawyer
Source: Reuters MANILA, Aug 17 (Reuters) - The trial of an ex-mayor accused of masterminding the massacre of 57 people in the Philippines last year will resume on Sept. 1, a lawyer involved in the proceedings said on ...
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.
Holloway, city attorney responds to $63.6 million claim
City council member Chip Holloway joined Vice Mayor Tom Wiknich in responding Friday to a $63.6 million claim against city hall from its franchise waste hauler Benz Sanitation. City Attorney Wayne Lemieux also weighed in Monday with his opinion that the claim is anti-climatic since this is same underlying complaint that was in a letter they sent a few weeks ago.
Repsol Plans to Take Brazilian Unit Public Within Two Months, Lawyer Says
Repsol YPF SA, Spains largest oil company, expects to conduct the initial public offering of its Brazilian unit within the next two months, according to Ronald Herscovici, a lawyer at Souza, Cescon, Barrieu & Flesch Advogados, which is working on the transaction. He spoke in a telephone interview from Sao Paulo.
Laurent attorney wants a new trial
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) The defense attorney for convicted murdered Leo Laurent believes the jury that found him guilty of his wife's killing could have been swayed by courtroom observers.
SC 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.
Local lawyer joins city council race
A Red Deer lawyer will run for city council on a platform of a safer, stronger and green community.
Attorney Sheds Light On Abuelazam's Character
In 2005, accused serial stabber Elias Abuelazam's mind was focused on one thing: staying in the United States alongside his new bride, Jessica.
Former Mobile County assistant district attorney Steven Giardini arrested on child pornography, enticement charges
Former Mobile County assistant district attorney assistant Steven Giardini was arrested early today on charges of enticement and solicitation over the computer with the intent to produce child pornography, according to the Alabama Attorney General's office.
Our views: Next Florida attorney general should probe unjust convictions
Weve heard it before. Candidates for state office promising if elected theyll order an investigation of criminal practices in the Brevard-Seminole State Attorneys Office in the 1980s, including use of tainted witnesses, jailhouse snitches and fraudulent dog handler John Preston.
Lawyer: Misty Croslin heard cousin attack Haleigh
Misty Croslin, 18, changed her plea from not guilty to no contest on one drug-trafficking count in St. Johns County Tuesday morning.
Lawyer Not Hopeful of More Talks in Ambulance Dispute
The lawyer representing ambulance workers in Port aux Basques who say they were fired isn't hopeful that the two sides will get back to talking. The eleven employees of Mackenzie's Ambulance have been off the job since the beginning of the month.
Attorney says plea deal "possible" in manslaughter case
The attorney for a Fulton woman accused of killing her baby girl is attempting to negotiate a plea deal. Sara Landers is accused of manslaughter for leaving her daughter in...
Rogue lawyer Rasif's loot partially recovered
SINGAPORE: The Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) has recovered more than half of the S$11.3 million that rogue lawyer David Rasif had fled with.
City board discusses attorney invoice, Future City Booster Club, use of scooters
Members of the Dyersburg Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the attorney's invoice and discussed an issue concerning the Future City Booster Club. In new business, alderman Bob Kirk moved to...
NEW INFO: Lawyer Says Robber Tied Him Up During Hold-Up
A lawyer says a robber tied him up in his Greenville office in a daring morning robbery right across from the Pitt County Courthouse.
Tickets accusations against NY gov go before panel
A lawyer for New York's Public Integrity Commission says Gov. David Paterson violated ethics laws by soliciting World Series tickets last year from the New York Yankees.
Jacksonville attorneys downtown office ransacked
The law offices of well-known Jacksonville civil rights attorney Bill Sheppard were burglarized over the weekend with lap top computers, jewelry and multi-colored Hawaiian shirts stolen. Police said someone climbed atop the front overhang of the Sheppard, White, Thomas and Kachergus law office at 215 N. Washington St., a block from the Jacksonville Sheriffs Office, and broke out a second-floor ...
Attorney wants Midland judge disqualified; Lauderbach denies motion, being prejudiced
An attorney has accused a local judge of being prejudiced towardhimself and his client, which has resulted in the assignment of avisiting judge to hear a disqualification motion.
Lawyer Says Paterson Never Intended to Pay for Yankee Tickets
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A lawyer for New York's Public Integrity Commission says Gov. David Paterson violated ethics laws by soliciting five World Series tickets last year from the New York Yankees, a registered lobbyist.
Lawyer Says Paterson Never Intended to Pay for Yankee Tickets
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A lawyer for New York's Public Integrity Commission says Gov. David Paterson violated ethics laws by soliciting five World Series tickets last year from the New York Yankees, a registered lobbyist.
Lawyer confirms: Caterer coerced soup heiress
When Agnes O'Brien allegedly demanded $200,000 up front and $250,000 a year for the rest of her life from the woman she said would be embarrassed by a planned book and movie detailing the woman's personal life, she likely knew that figures such as those would be no stretch.
UNC Hires Overland Park Attorney as Consultant for NCAA Football Program Probe
North Carolina has hired an attorney who was a former NCAA staffer as a consultant as it deals with an investigation into the football program.
Former assistant district attorney arrested on child pornography charge
Steven John Giardini, a former assistant district attorney in Mobile, Ala., has been arrested and charged one act of acting with the intent to entice a child under the age of 16 for intercourse, sodomy or other sexual purposes and one count of acting with the intent to criminally solicit the production of child pornography.
Lawyer Charges Paterson Never Planned To Pay For World Series Tickets
A lawyer for the state's Public Integrity Commission says testimony showed Governor David Paterson never intended to pay for World Series tickets he got last year from the Yankees and that the governor should pay the maximum penalty for his actions.
Lawyer: Misty Says Haleigh Was Taken In Black Bag
The attorney for 18-year-old Misty Croslin says she has told investigators that Haleigh Cummings was taken from her home in a black bag.
Philippine massacre trial to resume Sept. 1 - lawyer
MANILA (Reuters) - The trial of an ex-mayor accused of masterminding the massacre of 57 people in the Philippines last year will resume on Sept. 1, a lawyer involved in the proceedings said on Tuesday.
Overheard
Lawyer Sharlyne Lapuz on Kris Aquino's suit to nullify her marriage: "We want to keep this case as low-key as possible."
Attorney for IMPD officer accused of arson wants statements thrown out
The attorney for the IMPD officer arrested on multiple arson charges wants his client's statements thrown out.
Lawyer: Baumia "sorry" for accident that killed young boy
By Jon Chrisos - bio | email LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The case is moving forward against a Louisville woman accused of driving drunk and killing an 11-year-old boy. Angela Baumia was back in court Tuesday.
Blago lawyer 'encouraged' by long jury deliberations
Rod Blagojevich attorney Sam Adam Jr. said this morning that he's "encouraged" by the jury's long deliberation.
Charles Foster, Top-Ranked Immigration Attorney & Co-Founder of FosterQuan LLP, Portrayed in Inspiring Film Maos ...
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Li Cunxins immigration attorney, FosterQuan LLP founding partner Charles Foster, refused to abandon his client at the consulate for concerns that the Chinese would spirit Li out of the country.
Lawyer: Croslin heard Haleigh attack
The woman at home with a Florida girl the night she went missing has reportedly told investigators she heard Haleigh Cummings being attacked before she vanished. More >>> �
US attorney: No criminal charges will be filed in Pennsylvania school laptop-spying case
Federal prosecutors will not file charges against a school district or its employees over the use of software to remotely monitor students.
DA vows to curb fraud if elected attorney general
Dan Donovan, a proponent of honest government, hopes to be the states next attorney general. PHOTO BY PETER C. MASTROSIMONE It is often said that Staten Island is the forgotten borough, but all that may change as its district attorney sets his sights on filling the state attorney general seat being vacated by Andrew Cuomo.