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District Attorney Creates "Special Victims Unit"
Child abuse, sexual assault and elder abuse, the District Attorney has a new unit to better prosecute these cases.
San Francisco City Attorney to run for mayor
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera has become the second high-profile politician to declare his run for mayor ahead of next year's election. Herrera announced his candidacy Friday after serving for nearly a decade as City Hall's chief counsel. As City Attorney, Herrera has been at the center of San Francisco's high-profile battles to legalize same-sex marriage. He ...
Man accused of aiding suicides claims insanity
A Minnesota lawyer for an ex-nurse charged with encouraging two people to kill themselves via online conversations wants his client's confession thrown out, saying police stressed his client so much he was rendered insane.
Eviction notice goes to owner of Ohio killer bear
A lawyer says an eviction notice has been served on the owner of a bear that killed its caretaker in northeast Ohio.
Attorney for Minnesota man charged with aiding suicides raises a mental illness defense
A Minnesota lawyer for an ex-nurse charged with encouraging two people to kill themselves via online conversations wants his client's confession thrown out, saying police stressed his client so ...
Attorney Asks For Teen Case To Move
A Kalispell teen, accused of two counts of deliberate homicide, wants her trial moved out of Flathead County. Prosecuters accused Justine Winter of deliberately driving into oncoming traffic in an alleged suicide attempt.
Attorney Obtains Alleged Beating Video
Remember that controversial video taped beating of 15-year-old Chad Holley?
Lawyer seeks quick processing for pregnant Tamil
Baby is due in late September and may be born in prison
Lawyer to discuss identity theft prevention
Oakland County Commissioner Tim Burns will be speaking on the topic of fraud and preventing identity theft at Clawson’s Hunter Community Center, 509 Fisher Ct., Clawson at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30.
Attorney for US man charged with aiding suicides raises a mental illness defence
A lawyer for an ex-nurse charged with encouraging two people to kill themselves via online conversations wants his client's confession thrown out, saying police stressed his client so much he was rendered insane.
Lawyer donates 13 rare cars to help Galveston nonprofit
Thirteen exotic cars ranging from a $550,000 Saleen S7 to a $525,000 Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR eventually will be on display in an unusual ploy to assist nonprofit charitable organizations.
Lawyer Transitions: Talking About Compensation
When it comes to negotiating compensation as part of an employment offer, it's important to put off discussing the issue as long as possible, say consultants Valerie Fontaine and Roberta Kass. They explain why, as well as some possible ways to sidestep the issue if it comes up too early.
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.
Nurse who encouraged Canadian student’s suicide ’mentally deficient’: lawyer
A lawyer for the former nurse accused of coercing an 18-year-old Canadian student into suicide is arguing his client was mentally deficient at the time of the incident.
Attorney says DA willing to talk in Farley case
The man who drove a golf cart that struck and killed Casey McHugh near the Saranac Inn Golf and Country Club last month appeared in town of Santa Clara court Wednesday night.
Republican state attorney general nominee could be decided as early as Saturday
PHOENIX — The decision of which Republican runs for state attorney general could come as early as today. But not necessarily. State election officials reported late Friday they are down to approximately 21,450 ballots to be counted.
Nurse who encouraged Canadian student’s suicide ’mentally deficient’: lawyer
A lawyer for the former nurse accused of coercing an 18-year-old Canadian student into suicide is arguing his client was mentally deficient at the time of the incident.
Judge bars attorney with owl theory
Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson has barred attorney Larry Pollard from filing further motions on behalf of Michael Peterson because Peterson says Pollard does not represent him.
Attorney general will hold CHS to promises
By WILLIAM K. ALCORN [email protected] YOUNGSTOWN Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray said he
Lawyer for Former Faribault Nurse Wants Confession Tossed
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Lawyer chases purse snatcher outside Fort Worth police headquarters
It was brazen of the thief to reach inside a car parked right outside the downtown police headquarters Thursday morning and snatch a purse.
U.S. attorney Wigginton gets sworn in
Stephen R. Wigginton was sworn in Friday as U.S. attorney forthe Southern District of Illinois.
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.
Attorney's condition improving after fall
VAIL, Colorado — Glenn Porzak, a noted water attorney who has worked for years with Eagle County governments and Vail Resorts, remained in the intensive-care unit of a Denver hospital Friday after a climbing accident last week.
2nd push for Wiki rape rap
A lawyer for two Swedish women who claim that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sexually assaulted them wants rape charges reinstated against the Web whistleblower. "I have appealed the decision of the prosecutor," lawyer Claes Borgstroem said yesterday. Last Saturday, Swedish prosecutor Eva Finne withdrew a rape charge against Assange --...
104-year-old heiress gave lawyer 'millions' in gifts
A 104-year-old heiress lavished "millions" of dol lars in gifts on the family of her lawyer, who is now under investigation for his handling of her finances as she lives out her days in a Manhattan hospital, an ex-employee told The Post. Huguette Clark once bought at auction a dol...
2nd push for Wiki rape rap
A lawyer for two Swedish women who claim that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sexually assaulted them wants rape charges reinstated against the Web whistleblower. "I have appealed the decision of the prosecutor," lawyer Claes Borgstroem said yest...
Wigginton sworn in as new U.S. attorney: 'I intend to vigorously enforce the law of the United States'
Stephen R. Wigginton was sworn in as U.S. attorney for Southern District of Illinois on Friday.
National › Well-known Japanese lawyer Igari found dead in Manila
A Tokyo-based lawyer was found dead in a house near Manila Friday. Toshiro Igari, 61, a prosecutor turned lawyer and known for his books on…
Japanese lawyer found dead in Philippines
Manila - A Japanese lawyer and book author was found dead in apparent suicide at his residence in the Philippine capital, a police spokesman said Saturday.
Ohio attorney general candidate Mike DeWine says state pension funds should release records
DeWine says Attorney General Richard Cordray erred in advising the funds to deny a request for records from the state's largest newspapers.
Dem lawyer questions Fincher's disclosure to House
NASHVILLE — A prominent Democratic lawyer is asking federal prosecutors to investigate whether Republican congressional candidate Stephen Fincher omitted debts and assets in financial disclosures maintained by the U.S. House.
Fla. Attorney General Asks Holder, BP Claims Help
Florida Attorney General Bill Mccollum Says He's Worried That Independent Claims Administrator Kenneth Feinberg Is Making It Harder For Businesses And Individuals To Get Compensated...
Local attorney questions Fincher disclosure forms
A West Tennessee attorney has asked federal prosecutors to investigate whether Republican congressional candidate Stephen Fincher violated federal requirements when he filed financial disclosure statements that failed to list debts and assets — a move the Fincher campaign is calling a “desparate partisan smear.”
Gansevoort lawyer pleads guilty to stealing millions in mortgage fraud
BALLSTON SPA — The 19 victims of a local attorney’s mortgage fraud will likely soon see some of the $2.37 million he swindled from them.
Assaulted Swedish ladies lawyer wants rape charge against WikiLeaks founder to stick
New York, Aug.28 : Rape charges filed against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must be reinstated for sexually assaulting two Swedish women, said their lawyer.
LR lawyer’s ’08 convictions for real-estate fraud upheld
A Little Rock lawyer Friday lost what he once promised would be a “tooth-and-nail ” fight to have his 2008 moneylaundering and wire-fraud convictions overturned.
MJ's lawyer slams estate administrators for selling 'children's legacy'
London, Aug 28 : Late King of Pop Michael Jackson's lawyer has slammed the administrators of his property for selling his children's legacy.
Spring Lake lawyer inks an e-book detailing the botched 1933 Grand Haven bank robbery
"It's a true historical crime novel that puts you inside the heads of the robbers and police and is based on events that happened 20 years before I was born," says Ed Grafton.
Madagascar ex-leader handed hard labour for life: lawyer
ANTANANARIVO (AFP) - Madagascar's exiled former president Marc Ravalomanana was on Saturday sentenced to hard labour for life for his part in what are known as the killings of February 7, 2009, a defence lawyer said.
Madagascar ex-leader handed hard labour for life: lawyer
Madagascar's exiled former president Marc Ravalomanana was on Saturday sentenced to hard labour for life for his part in what are known as the killings of February 7, 2009, a defence lawyer said.
Attorney Says McCray 'Never Shot A Real Gun In His Life'
BUFFALO, N.Y. - The attorney for Riccardo McCray says his client maintains he is not the City Grill shooter and he told him "I have never shot a real gun in my life."
Attorney reviews Hilltop development proposal in Cedar Grove
The Cedar Grove Township Council will invite representatives from developer K. Hovnanian and the Essex County Executive to the next public meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13 to get further clarification on the pending offer from the developer to construct a 464-unit housing complex on parcel five of the Hilltop property, the site of the old county psychiatric hospital.
Lawyer criticises BCCI president for calling Modi 'liar'
Mumbai, Aug 28 (PTI) Lalit Modi's lawyer today lashed out at BCCI President Shahshank Manohar for calling the suspended IPL Chairman a "liar" and said that he should stop defending Board secretary N Srinivasan and take action instead.
Saratoga Springs attorney admits stealing from clients, agrees to pay over $2 million in restitution
BALLSTON SPA — A Saratoga Springs attorney was convicted today after he admitted he stole money and real estate closings from clients in order to support a lavish lifestyle.
Lawyer criticises Manohar for calling Modi 'liar'
Mumbai, Aug 28 (PTI) Lalit Modi's lawyer today lashed out at BCCI President Shahshank Manohar for calling the suspended IPL Chairman a "liar" and said that he should stop defending Board secretary N Srinivasan and take action instead.
Modi's lawyer slams BCCI president Manohar
Lalit Modi's lawyer on Saturday lashed out at Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Shashank Manohar for calling the suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman a "liar" and said that he should stop defending Board secretary N Srinivasan and take action instead.
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.
Long Island Lawyer Skydives For Charity
A Mineola-based lawyer took fundraising to new heights on August...