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Attorney: 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.
Dallas district attorney's office says man was wrongly convicted in '90 case
The Dallas County district attorney's office says it will ask a judge on Monday to release a 39-year-old deaf man who prosecutors believe was wrongly convicted of sexually assaulting a child.
Inside View of the Office of Lawyer Regulation
Action 2 News talked with a retired Wisconsin Supreme Court justice who oversaw the creation of the OLR ten years ago and explains the need for secrecy.
Attorney dead; human tissue found in home
Neighbor reports a lot of ‘ruckus,’ says police have been there often
Opinion: Kamala Harris for California attorney general
California's approach to crime and punishment is not working. Its overcrowded prisons are straining the state budget when the state can least afford it. Seventy percent of released inmates end up back in prison within...
Lawyer testifies Jamie McCourt didn't indicate ownership interest in Dodgers
By Carla Hall
Frank McCourt attorney's admission sets the stage for a possible settlement
Frank and Jamie McCourt and their legal teams are scheduled to meet with a mediator Friday to try to settle their divorce and ownership of the Dodgers. Frank and Jamie McCourt and their legal teams are scheduled to meet with a mediator Friday to try to settle their divorce and ownership of the Dodgers.
Lawyer appointed for Chavers in husband's death
A lawyer was appointed yesterday to represent Ulisa M. Chavers in the death of her second husband, who was buried in the couple's backyard in Amelia County. Chavers, who faces one count of first-degree murder, nine of larceny and one of defiling a dead body, will be represented in Amelia ...
Lawyer appointed for Chavers in husband's death
A lawyer was appointed yesterday to represent Ulisa M. Chavers in the death of her second husband, who was buried in the couple's backyard in Amelia County. Chavers, who faces one count of first-degree murder, nine of larceny and one of defiling a dead body, will be represented in Amelia ...
Frank McCourt attorney's admission sets the stage for a possible settlement
Frank and Jamie McCourt and their legal teams are scheduled to meet with a mediator Friday to try to settle their divorce and ownership of the Dodgers. An attorney's admission that he changed wording in the disputed marital property agreement between Frank and Jamie McCourt — after the couple signed it and without telling either one — has set the stage for a possible settlement, legal experts ...
Lawyer: Flap in McCourt case may cost firm millions
A Boston attorney who handles legal malpractice cases said an error in a postnuptial agreement could cost the Bingham...
Attorney general candidates visit Dayton
DAYTON - After losing re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2006, Republican Mike DeWine is trying to stage a political comeback this year as state attorney general.
A.G. hopefuls trade jabs during debate
Candidates for Kansas attorney general remained civil but took their shots Thursday during a debate in Wichita.
Dan Walters: Attorney's release ends saga in L.A.
Richard Fine is free after spending a year and a half behind bars for being a pain in the neck to Los Angeles County judges – a strange tale that began in the 1990s when the state took over responsibility for courts and judges became state employees.
Candidates for attorney general offer contrasting visions
Associated Press HARTFORD — Although not physically present, outgoing state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal dominated the conversation during a debate between the Democratic and Republican nominees looking to replace him.
Attorney could seek mental tests today for Garrido
In the latest twist in the Jaycee Lee Dugard case, kidnap suspect Phillip Garrido is set to return to court today, where his attorney may say she doubts his mental competence.
Charges may be issued today in lawyer's mysterious death
Farmington Hills -- Oakland County prosecutors are expected to announce this morning whether they'll issue charges in the mysterious death of a well-known attorney.
Attorney general’s office investigating charitable giving to Birthplace at RGH
VERNON — The attorney general’s office is investigating charitable gifts and funds given to Eastern Connecticut Health Network for the benefit of the Birthplace at Rockville General Hospital, after hospital leaders voted this month to close the maternity unit there.
Attorney general opposes AT&T layoffs
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday protested to the state Department of Public Utility Control, asking the panel to reject AT&T’s plan to lay off 151 workers in the state.
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.
U.S. attorney wants closer tribal ties
U.S. Attorney John F. Walsh is in Southwest Colorado this week visiting officials from the Southern Ute and Ute Mountain Ute Indian tribes.
Kratz case prompts ex-lawyer to send his own message
A retired lawyer who made his mark trying personal injury cases is surrendering his law license to protest how the Kenneth Kratz sexting case is being handled - or, more accurately, not handled.
Boston lawyer testifies Jamie McCourt never told him she wanted ownership interest in Dodgers
Larry Silverstein calls Jamie McCourt 'the driving force' behind the controversial 2004 marital property agreement he drew up. Jamie McCourt has testified that she would never have signed away her right to a share in the Dodgers, but on Thursday a Boston lawyer flatly denied she ever told him that.
Frank McCourt attorney's admission sets the stage for a possible settlement
Frank and Jamie McCourt and their legal teams are scheduled to meet with a mediator Friday to try to settle their divorce and ownership of the Dodgers. Frank and Jamie McCourt and their legal teams are scheduled to meet with a mediator Friday to try to settle their divorce and ownership of the Dodgers.
Former Justice attorney to testify on New Black Panther Party decision
A former Justice Department attorney who testified the department dropped charges of voter intimidation against the New Black Panther Party for political reasons says he expects his former boss to corroborate his claim in a hearing Friday.
I think the 2 lawyer brother
In reply to Having lost my wife and money, I now want justice done, says Bala : I think the 2 lawyer brother will be acquitted based on Razak Baginda case... as the lawyer can take that case as precedent...
Opinion: Kamala Harris for California attorney general
California's approach to crime and punishment is not working. Its overcrowded prisons are straining the state budget when the state can least afford it. Seventy percent of released inmates end up back in prison within...
Watkins, Clancy trade jabs in Dallas County district attorney debate
A Thursday debate between Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins and his GOP rival, Danny Clancy, was nasty, personal and included a bit of name-calling.
Dallas district attorney's office says man was wrongly convicted in '90 case
The Dallas County district attorney's office says it will ask a judge on Monday to release a 39-year-old deaf man who prosecutors believe was wrongly convicted of sexually assaulting a child.
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.
Candidates for attorney general offer contrasting visions
Associated Press HARTFORD — Although not physically present, outgoing state Attorney General Richard Blumenthal dominated the conversation during a debate between the Democratic and Republican nominees looking to replace him.
Victims rights groups want Office of Lawyer Regulation to explain handling of Calumet County District Attorney Ken ...
Two Wisconsin victim advocacy organizations demanded transparency from the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation in a letter sent Thursday expressing displeasure over the agencys decision not to pursue misconduct action against Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz.
Bell lawyer's $$ under fire
The attorney who scored a $7.15 million settlement in the Sean Bell wrongful-death case against the NYPD was asked yesterday to justify his huge chunk of the take. Federal magistrate Judge Roanne Mann questioned Sanford Rubenstein during a hearing with city lawyers. Rubenstein has said his "standard retainer" is...
Attorney general candidates to debate Friday
Attorney general candidates Bill Schuette and David Leyton are meeting for their first debate.
LV lawyer faces $22.4 million judgment
Stan Walton's legal troubles continue to mount.
Prosecutor named to lead removal action against Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz
A former Fond du Lac County district attorney will handle the prosecution in the removal proceedings against Calumet County Dist. Atty. Ken Kratz.
Attorney for Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz says prosecutor wants to return to job after therapy
The attorney for embattled Calumet County Dist. Atty. Ken Kratz said Wednesday the prosecutor wants to return to office after undergoing in-patient therapy, but acknowledged Kratzs ability to do his job is compromised.
Former Fond du Lac County district attorney will handle prosecution in removal proceedings against Calumet County ...
A former Fond du Lac County district attorney will handle the prosecution in the removal proceedings against Calumet County Dist. Atty. Ken Kratz.
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.
Lawyer Faces Drug Charges
COLUMBUS, Ga. -- A Columbus attorney is facing eight counts of distributing prescription drugs after a three-month investigation. Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokesman John Bankhead said Thursday that Mark Shelnutt was charged with eight counts of distribution of a controlled substance.
Francis Teron -- the plucky lawyer
Francis Teron is a 38-year old Bidayuh, court-going lawyer. He is a man of strong opinions. Married to Jacqueline who's half-Bidayuh/half-Iban, the couple have three boys all under the age of ten.
Hospitals want Attorney General to set up rules for sale of Caritas to Cerebus
A group of three hospitals in eastern Massachusetts has appealed to the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office to impose conditions on the sale of the Caritas Christi Health Care system to Cerebus Capital Management. Included in the Caritas chain, which is currently owned by the Archdiocese of Boston, are Norwood Hospital and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center.
Komisarjevsky's lawyer denies assault
In a possible violation of the judge's gag order, the lawyer for Cheshire home invasion suspect Joshua Komisarjevsky spoke to reporters today, wanting to clear up misinformation regarding his client.
Lawyer Faces Prescription Drug Charges
Georgia authorities have charged a Columbus attorney with eight counts of distributing prescription drugs after a three-month investigation.
Hassan lawyer seeks OK to quit defense team
An attorney helping to defend Muzzammil A. “Mo” Hassan against charges he beheaded his wife is seeking court permission to withdraw from his defense team, numerous law enforcement sources confirmed Thursday.
Attorney For Komisarjevsky Speaks Out
The trial of Cheshire home invasion suspect Steven Hayes enters its seventh day on Friday, with the attorney for the second suspect, Joshua Komisarjevsky, speaking out for the first time since start of the trial. Get extensive coverage in our special section dedicated to the case.
Attorney General Candidates to Debate
Bill Schuette and David Leyton are scheduled to debate Friday morning.
Attorney: Socastee High shooting suspect was bullied
A 14-year-old Socastee High School student will remain in the custody of the state Department of Juv
Bell lawyer's $$ under fire
The attorney who scored a $7.15 million settlement in the Sean Bell wrongful-death case against the NYPD was asked yesterday to justify his huge chunk of the take. Federal magistrate Judge Roanne Mann questioned Sanford Rubenstein during a hearing with city lawyers. Rubenstein has said his "standard retainer" is...
Lawyer blocks Cumb. superintendent vote
Legal action by Cumberland school superintendent Donna Morelle stopped the School Committee from taking a vote on her contract Thursday night.