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Mystery surrounds Farmington Hills lawyer's death
The family of a lawyer who died Wednesday is desperate for answers after police took suspected human tissue, bloody sheets, scalpels and prescription narcotic medication from his home.
Attorney Mark Shelnutt Arrested on Drug Charges
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested Columbus attorney, Mark Shelnutt, on eight counts of Distribution of a Controlled Substance, including Oxycodone, Aprazolam (trade name Xanax) and Hydrocodone.
Poll finds still little known about state attorney general candidates
Two new polls differ over the closeness of the race between two still little-known candidates for attorney general in New York.
Lawyer: Other young men went on trips with pastor
The pastor of a prominent megachurch accused by three young men of coercing them into sex took trips with other male proteges in his youth ministry as part of a mentoring effort, a lawyer for the religious leader said Thursday.
Lawyer denies fraud claim in McCourt divorce case
A lawyer who once represented Jamie and Frank McCourt denied Thursday he committed fraud when he switched a key portion of a postnuptial marital agreement that excluded the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt's separate assets.
Warren Attorney Suspended by State Supreme Court
A Warren attorney has been suspended for up to two years for professional misconduct. According to a statement issued Thursday, the Supreme Court of Ohio suspended Kenneth N. Shaw's law license for two years, with the second year of that term stayed on conditions.
Attorney for father: Starved child may have had medical condition
WARNER ROBINS — The attorney of a father charged with the starvation death of his 2-year-old son is exploring the possibility that the boy suffered from a medical condition that led to his malnourished state.
West Dundee attorney disbarred; court case still pending
A West Dundee attorney is still fighting charges that he stole from his clients, but the state has disbarred him from practicing law.
Attorney dismisses Mike Leach-to-New Mexico rumors
A report out of Albuquerque surfaced Wednesday that New Mexico coach Mike Locksley was going to be fired and replaced with Mike Leach. Thursday, Leach's attorney squelched those reports saying "zero truth to these reports."
Attorney General candidates spar over health care reform in campaign debate
Attorney General Steve Six on Thursday defended his decision not to join other states in a legal challenge to federal health care reform. His Republican rival, state Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt, vowed to find a way for Kansas to join that lawsuit.
Lawyer: Other young men went on trips with pastor
ATLANTA (AP) - The pastor of a prominent megachurch accused by three young men of coercing them into sex took trips with other male proteges in his youth ministry as part of a mentoring effort, a lawyer for the religious leader said Thursday.
Disbarred Lauderdale attorney suspected of embezzling $2.4 million from clients
Joseph Sindaco has been charged with mail fraud A disbarred Fort Lauderdale attorney faces a mail fraud charge with federal authorities suspecting him of embezzling more than $2.4 million from clients.
Attorney General Seeks Information on Misconduct by DA Kratz
"The Wisconsin Department of Justice seeks the assistance of any other persons who may have had questionable encounters in the past with Mr. Kratz."
Lawyer: Indictment May Keep Dugard From Testifying
Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters may be spared from having to testify in open court next month against the Northern California couple charged with kidnapping her and holding her captive for 18 years, a defense lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer denies he committed fraud by switching portion of McCourt agreement
A lawyer who once represented Jamie and Frank McCourt denies he committed fraud when he switched a key portion of a post-nuptial agreement that initially excluded the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt's separate assets.
Michael Jackson - Jackson Estate Settles Debt With 2005 Trial Lawyer
The lawyer who secured MICHAEL JACKSON's freedom in his 2005 molestation trial has settled an outstanding invoice with the executors of the King of Pop's estate.Top...
Attorney: Former U of L athlete did not have gun permit, gun was unloaded before shooting
The attorney for Isaiah Howes, the former U of L baseball player, who shot Covington, says Howes did not have a gun permit and that the gun used in the shooting was unloaded in the car.
Lawyer: Man in DUI case drank beyond reason
SANTA ANA, Calif. - A man charged with murder in a drunk-driving collision that killed rookie Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others didn't care about anyone but himself when he decided to drink that day and must accept responsibility for his actions, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Attorney: Former Fond du Lac High School teacher embarrassed by sexual assault charges
Nearly four months after allegations first surfaced, a former Fond du Lac High School coach and teacher has appeared in court on charges that he had a sexual relationship with a student.
Local Attorney Dead, Wife under Arrest
No one wants to say exactly how Farmington Hills attorney Lloyd Johnson died. However, his wife is under arrest and what police removed from the family¿s home paints a gruesome picture.
McCourt divorce: Damaging admission from lawyer who negotiated Dodgers agreement
Jamie McCourt won a potentially damaging admission Thursday from the lawyer who negotiated the now-disputed agreement at the heart of the McCourt divorce trial underway in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Larry Silverstein, the Boston attorney who drafted the agreement,...
Lawyer Poston temporarily suspended from practice
NASHVILLE - Knoxville lawyer Bruce Poston has been temporarily suspended from practicing law, according to a notice issued today by the state Supreme Court's Board of Professional Responsibility.
Postnup lawyer denies fraud claim in McCourt case
A lawyer who once represented Jamie and Frank McCourt denied Thursday he committed fraud when he switched a key portion of a postnuptial marital agreement that excluded the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt's separate assets. Los Angeles Dodgers - Jamie McCourt - Lawyer - Los Angeles - Frank McCourt
Attorney denies claim of fraud in McCourt case
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A lawyer who once represented Jamie and Frank McCourt denied Thursday he committed fraud when he switched a key portion of a postnuptial marital agreement that excluded the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt's separate assets.
Lawyer denies fraud claim in McCourt divorce case
(AP:LOS ANGELES) A lawyer who once represented Jamie and Frank McCourt denied Thursday he committed fraud when he switched a key portion of a postnuptial marital agreement that excluded the Los Angeles Dodgers from Frank McCourt's separate assets.
City Grill Suspect's Attorney Requests To Be Removed From Case
Defense Attorney Terrence McKelvey tells us he was never on the suspect's Assigned Counsel List.
Controversial strip club's attorney responds to accusations
WESTBROOK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The attorney representing Dreamer's Cabaret says his client did not deceive the city of Westbrook before opening his establishment.
Legal Analyst Explains How Office of Lawyer Regulation Works
In light of the Ken Kratz case, many are calling on the Office of Lawyer Regulation to be more transparent with all of its cases. So why isn't it?
Bodi's lawyer: Punish him, but don't fire him
Mark Bodi's lawyer on Thursday urged Executive Councilors to let the embattled Liquor Commission chairman keep his job, even if it is with a reprimand for the way he stepped into the investigation of a Keene bar.
Attorney General Candidates Face-Off In First Debate
Candidates vying to be the state's next Attorney General in the 2010 vote, faced-off in a debate Thursday, speaking their minds on issues that affect Kansas.
Oversight lawyer defends inaction vs. Kratz
A member of the board that monitors fairness in Wisconsin's lawyer regulation system is defending its inaction against Ken Kratz who "sexted" a crime victim.
Dodgers Owner's Lawyer Testifies He Wasn't California Marriage Law Expert
A Boston lawyer who advised Los Angeles Dodgers’ owner Frank McCourt and his wife on a postnuptial agreement when McCourt bought the team in 2004 said he wasn’t an expert on California community property law.
High profile Knoxville attorney suspended from practicing law
A high profile attorney in Knoxville has been suspended from practicing law by the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee.
Attorney's poor court-side manners unforgiven
A one-paragraph statement from the Michigan Supreme Court last week denying a bid from a prominent defense attorney to overturn his punishment for calling a police officer a "punk" and "dirty cop" and telling another one he hopes the officer is "shot in a drug house in Detroit," among other things.
Underworld lawyer settles negligence case
A high profile barrister who took legal action against the Victorian Police force claiming gross negligence has settled the matter out of court.
Former DA will prosecute District Attorney Ken Kratz
A former Fond Du Lac DA will serve as prosecutor against District Attorney Ken Kratz.
Police probe death of Farmington Hills lawyer
Detectives investigating the death of a well known attorney removed suspected bags of frozen or refrigerated human tissue along with surgical supplies from his home.
Attorney General Holder: 'I voted for Gray'
D.C. Council Chair and Democratic nominee for mayor Vincent Gray met with one his many constituents Thursday. However, this supporter was far from your ordinary taxpayer.
City hires attorney to investigate Bosier
The City of Centennial has contracted with a Denver attorney to investigate a city councilmember’s alleged ethical violations.
Police probe death of Farmington Hills lawyer
Detectives investigating the death of a well known attorney removed suspected bags of frozen or refrigerated human tissue along with surgical supplies from his home.
Damaging admission from lawyer who negotiated Dodgers agreement with McCourts
Lawyer testifies he was correcting an innocent mistake when he changed a word after the McCourts had signed the document. Lawyer testifies he was correcting an innocent mistake when he changed a word after the McCourts had signed the document.
Damaging admission from lawyer who negotiated Dodgers agreement with McCourts
Lawyer testifies he was correcting an innocent mistake when he changed a word after the McCourts had signed the document. Lawyer testifies he was correcting an innocent mistake when he changed a word after the McCourts had signed the document.
2nd O.C. lawyer disbarred in loan cases
"As president of Advocate For Fair Lending (AFFL), Shoemaker promised homeowners 'trapped in their mortgages' that his company could 'reduce your payments, interest and balance without refinancing your home,' " the Bar stated in a news release...
Attorney General May Institute Gay Adoption Appeal
Martin Gill, the gay man who won a court battle to adopt his foster children, is now asking the state not to appeal the ruling to the state Supreme Court. Such an appeal could provide finality to the case, but Gill, through his lawyers, says ending the case now is the quickest way for his adoption to be finalized. But as Mike Vasilinda tells us, the Attorney General is calling the decision ...
McCourt lawyer defends contract changes
Lawyer Larry Silverstein testified for the third day about why he changed crucial wording of a marital property agreement.
In Arizona attorney general race, Rotellini wins endorsement of some Republicans
Former AG Woods gives her nod over Horne.
Lawyer’s case in DPP’s hands
GEORGE TOWN: Police have completed their investigation into the case of a lawyer who escaped from and later caught one of the three parang-wielding assailants.
Dean, Jepsen Argue About The Scope, Power Of Attorney General's Office
Candidates Debate In Hartford The two candidates for state attorney general argued Thursday about whether the office has become too big and powerful, but Republican Martha Dean and Democrat George Jepsen both promised during their debate to push policies that boost business growth and job creation.
Lawyer: Sex harassment suits often settle
The parties in radio talk show host Inga Barks' sexual harassment lawsuit against former co-host Scott Cox and American General Media aren't scheduled for a court appearance until early December.
Attorney Mark Shelnutt arrested on drug charges
Columbus attorney Mark Shelnutt, acquitted in November by a federal jury on charges of money laundering, attempted bribery and making false statements, was arrested by GBI agents on Thursday on accusations he provided prescription drugs to a confidential informant.