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Lawyer: Officer Filled Out False Report
A Las Vegas Metro police officer who came under fire for the shooting death of an unarmed man is being accused of breaking the law in another on-the-job incident.
Attorney General's Office to prosecute case
The burned body found Tuesday afternoon was that of missing Great Bend teen Alicia DeBolt, Kansas Attorney General Steve Six said Thursday morning.
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins shifts stance on death penalty
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, the state's first elected black district attorney, made national news after taking office in 2007 when he declared that he personally opposed the death penalty on moral and religious grounds.
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins shifts stance on death penalty
The district attorney made national news after taking office in 2007 when he declared that he personally opposed the death penalty on moral and religious grounds.
Disbarred lawyer charged over escrow
A Port Orange attorney disbarred last year for his part in a $25 million real estate scam has been charged with misappropriation of escrow money.
Attorney: Moorhead fire chief didn't leak information
Moorhead police are looking into whether the city's fire chief, Joel Hewitt, shared information about a double homicide investigation with someone he wasn't supposed to, according to an attorney with a law firm that is representing Hewitt.  Talk about this topic
Citing Attorney's Inflammatory Language, Court Erases Most of Jury Verdict
A Florida appeals court has erased most of a jury award due to an attorney's inflammatory and prejudicial language while representing a man injured when granite fell on his head in an elevator. The unanimous panel said lawyer Michael V. Laurato's theme in arguments was to disparage the defendants as greedy, arrogant and callous corporate types who had no intention of compensating Christian ...
Attorney Pays $1 Million to Settle Allegation of Foreclosure Relief Fraud
California Attorney General Jerry Brown has obtained a $1.1 million judgment against a Los Angeles attorney accused of bilking 2,000 homeowners seeking foreclosure relief. Mitchell W. Roth of M.W. Roth PLC operated United First, a Nevada company that claimed to provide help to struggling homeowners, according to the AG's office. Brown alleged that Roth filed lawsuits on behalf of the homeowners ...
Lawyer says client, Conn. prosecutor face probe
NEW HAVEN (AP) — An attorney confirmed Thursday that federal authorities are investigating ties between his client and Waterbury State’s Attorney John Connelly and blasted their tactics.
Skagit County killer Zamora wants new lawyer
A man sentenced to spend the rest of his life in confinement for a killing spree that left six people dead has asked for a new lawyer so he can consider withdrawing his guilty pleas.
Two of five lawyers leaving Garfield County Attorney's Office
Two fifths of the legal firepower of the Garfield County Attorney's Office are leaving the office soon, officials confirmed this week. According to County Attorney Don DeFord, attorneys Debbie Quinn and Patti Fredrick have submitted their resignations and will soon leave the office.
Tensions swell over Confucius Classroom; board member retains lawyer
INDUSTRY - Tension surrounding Hacienda La Puente Unified's plans for a Confucius Classroom accelerated Thursday night as vocal opponents of the Chinese government-funded program threatened a recall and one board member has secured a lawyer to protect himself from slanderous comments.
Attorney: Zoners violated Sunshine Act in LM
Two days after he called in township police to remove a TV cameraman from a hearing, Lower Merion zoning-board Chairman Kenneth Aaron explained the action and said the board will continue to prohibit the use of cameras and other recording devices during parts of its sessions.
Attorney: HS principals rebuffed attempt to stop webcam monitoring
A lawyer in the webcam suit against the Lower Merion School District has asked a judge for a second time to have the district pay $418,000 in fees associated with the plaintiffs’ costs.
Arizona primary election: Felecia Rotellini awaits Thomas or Horne in contest for attorney general
Felecia Rotellini became the Democratic nominee for attorney general Thursday after her lead widened significantly and her chief opponent conceded the race.
Austin Lawyer Lulu Flores Selected for Hispanic National Bar Award
Longtime social and political activist, Lulu Flores, of HendlerLaw, has been selected by the Hispanic National Bar Association as the National Latina Lawyer of the Year.
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins shifts stance on death penalty
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, the state's first elected black district attorney, made national news after taking office in 2007 when he declared that he personally opposed the death penalty on moral and religious grounds.
Lawyer for 104-year-old heiress defends handling of her fortune
Manhattan prosecutors are reportedly investigating the care and finances of Huguette Clark, an eccentric recluse living out her days in a Manhattan hospital room.
Lawyer Tony Serra provides baseball analysis
Lawyer Tony Serra weighs in on baseball, specifically Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum: It's obvious, he e-mails, "what has happened to impair his pitching brilliance. His decline occurred after his marijuana conviction in Oregon. He obviously has not 'medicated'... Baseball - Tim Lincecum - Sports - Pitcher - Tony Serra
William Saxbe, Nixon's fourth attorney general, dies at 94
William Saxbe, a Republican maverick who became the fourth attorney general to serve under President Richard M. Nixon and presided during the Watergate investigation, died Tuesday in Mechanicsburg, Ohio. ...
In Bucks, Democratic commissioner, Republican district attorney tangle over investigation
Bucks County's lone Democratic commissioner Thursday implored Republican District Attorney David W. Heckler to recuse himself from a criminal investigation of the county's register of wills, a fellow Republican.
Shelby Co. assistant state’s attorney selected
SHELBYVILLE - When Shelby County State's Attorney Gina Vonderheide took office last month, she knew she'd need a new assistant.
Cook County state's attorney gets federal grant
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Cook County state's attorney's office is among four agencies nationwide to receive federal funding to work against the sex trafficking of children.
GOP attorney to monitor ballot counting in Alaska Senate race
• Read the full transcript of Joe Miller's interview with FOX Business Network. FAIRBANKS — A National Republican Senatorial Committee attorney will monitor vote counting, at Sen. Lisa Murkow...
Man on rape trial wants lawyer
AFTER three days into trial, an odd-job worker accused of sexually abusing his daughter for more than 10 years told the High Court on Friday he wanted a lawyer because he was unable to conduct his own defence. The man's father, a taxi driver, then came forward to say that the family would approach a law firm.
Lawyer says client, Conn. prosecutor face probe
NEW HAVEN (AP) — An attorney confirmed Thursday that federal authorities are investigating ties between his client and Waterbury State’s Attorney John Connelly and blasted their tactics.
Rotellini becomes Democratic nominee for attorney general
PHOENIX — Felecia Rotellini will be the Democratic nominee for state attorney general. David Lujan conceded late Thursday that he cannot make up the more than 1,400 votes he would need to take the lead in the three-way race. He told Capitol Media Services he called Rotellini to congratulate her. “She didn’t even answer her phone,” Lujan said. “So I had to concede by voice mail message.” Who ...
Attorney: Zoners violated Sunshine Act in LM
Two days after he called in township police to remove a TV cameraman from a hearing, Lower Merion zoning-board Chairman Kenneth Aaron explained the action and said the board will continue to prohibit the use of cameras and other recording devices during parts of its sessions.
Migrant lawyer blasts government's lack of evidence, pace
The migrants who gathered inside one of several nondescript trailers within the confines of a Vancouver-area prison couldn't help but laugh as Tamil after Tamil alerted officials that the names on their detention review forms were spelled incorrectly.
Attorney: HS principals rebuffed attempt to stop webcam monitoring
A lawyer in the webcam suit against the Lower Merion School District has asked a judge for a second time to have the district pay $418,000 in fees associated with the plaintiffs’ costs.
Did senior Hackney lawyer have two jobs?
Did Michael Sobell, Hackney's principal lawyer for property and regeneration from 2006-2009 have two jobs? And did his role at the borough include the olympics legacy?
Lawyer blasts government handling of Tamil migrants
A lawyer representing some of the 492 Tamil migrants who landed in B.C. earlier this month has blasted the government's pace in confirming and releasing information.
Local attorney to appeal town's North Road ruling
CHELMSFORD -- A local attorney is taking another shot at blocking a two-story office building from going up at 9 North Road. Richard McClure filed an appeal with the town's Zoning Board, alleging that the building inspector wrongfully issued a building permit to the Eliopoulos family.
Local news briefs: Some records gone, City of Detroit tells Greene lawyer
Wayne The City of Detroit is rebuffing more efforts by the lawyer for slain exotic dancer Tamara Greene to provide detailed information that he believes could explain her killing.
Waterloo lawyer: Courthouse sex allegation is ’baseless’
A Waterloo lawyer says allegations that he had sex with a client in an Iowa courthouse are "completely baseless."
Lawyer For Tamil Migrants Blasts Government's Lack Of Evidence, Pace
He said many of the migrants brought identification cards issued by the Sri Lankan government that are outfitted with security features.
Lawyer: Jurors doubted girl's story in Barry Morris trial
Jurors discredited the claims of a Greece girl that an elementary school teacher sexually assaulted her.
Lawyer says client, Conn. prosecutor face probe
NEW HAVEN (AP) — An attorney confirmed Thursday that federal authorities are investigating ties between his client and Waterbury State’s Attorney John Connelly and blasted their tactics.
Bout's lawyer to petition PM
A lawyer of alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout said on Friday he will petition Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva, calling for justice and fair treatment for his client after the Court of Appeals last week ruled to extradite him to the United States, which had asked Thailand to facilitate the transfer.
Punk rockers vow to take Conn. rape case to trial
The lawyer for two punk rockers in a Michigan-based band says they're innocent of allegations they raped a woman at a Connecticut house party and plan to take the case to trial. Punk rock - Connecticut - Rape - Punk - United States
Local U.S. attorney general's office subpoenas McNeil records
Johnson & Johnson has announced the U.S. Attorney General's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has subpoenaed documents from McNeil Consumer Healthcare in regard to this year's multiple product recalls.
Bisard lawyer to try to get case moved
The IMPD officer charged in a deadly accident may have his trial someplace else. In a hearing set for Friday, David Bisard's lawyer is expected to request a change of venue. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
Lawyer cleared in questioning of accident victim
A state disciplinary committee has cleared veteran Hartford lawyer Andrew J. O’Keefe of allegations that he violated state ethical rules in questioning Manchester resident Kathleen A. Sinnamon about psychotherapy she underwent after a terrifying automobile accident.
Lawyer: Prosecutor faces federal probe
A lawyer confirmed Thursday that federal authorities are investigating ties between his client and Waterbury State’s Attorney John Connelly, and blasted their tactics.
UN lawyer likens DRC crimes to Rwandan genocide
Hutus in the Democratic Republic of Congo were butchered in "systematic and widespread attacks" over a decade in a pattern resembling the Rwandan genocide, the head of a new UN probe said.
Candidate for prosecuting attorney investigated
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - Faulkner County Prosecuting Attorney Marcus Vaden is asking for a special prosecutor in a hot check case involving Vaden's political opponent.
US Attorney charges lawyer in money laundering scheme
Lawyer Danilo T. Aguilar has been charged with two felony counts of laundering of monetary instruments in a complaint filed in the District of the Northern Mariana Islands; the case is being transferred to the District of Guam for purposes of entering a plea and sentencing.
Scarlett's diary crucial pages missing: Defence lawyer
Crucial pages from slain British teenager Scarlett Keeling's diary are missing, lawyer for one of those accused of sexually assaulting the 15-year-old and leaving her to die told the trial court in Panaji on Friday.
Prosecuting attorney seeks investigation into rival
Faulkner County Prosecuting Attorney Marcus Vaden is asking for a special prosecutor in a hot check case involving Vaden’s political opponent.
Attorney general says no to Concord's Right to Dry bylaw
The Attorney General’s Office hung Peggy Brace’s bylaw out to dry, but the Concord woman’s quest to enshrine residents’ rights to dry laundry on clotheslines may have a second champion in state Sen. Jamie Eldridge, D-Acton.