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Columbus lawyer faces prescription drug charges
Georgia authorities have charged a Columbus attorney with eight counts of distributing prescription drugs after a...
Reprimand, don’t scapegoat Bodi, his lawyer says
By KEVIN LANDRIGAN Staff Writer CONCORD – State Liquor Commission Chairman Mark Bodi’s lawyer urged the Executive Council and Gov. John Lynch on Friday to reprimand his client, but not remove him from office for injecting himself into liquor law enforcement action against a Keene bar. “There is no justice in making him the scapegoat for this situation,” said Philip McLaughlin, Bodi’s lawyer and ...
Attorney General Candidates Hold 1st Debate
Attorney general candidates Bill Schuette and David Leyton went after each other with gusto in their first debate.
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.
Attorney general hopefuls seek to distance themselves from Blumenthal
A debate Thursday between the two candidates for attorney general was as much about the man who now holds the seat — Democrat Richard Blumenthal — as it was about the candidates themselves.
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.
Michigan attorney general candidates accuse each other of siding with criminals
Democrat David Leyton and Republican Bill Schuette, candidates for Michigan attorney general, spent most of their 30-minute debate talking crime.
Dead lawyer's wife charged with murder
The wife of a Farmington Hills appellate lawyer has been charged with murdering him, as well as practicing medicine without a license.
Michigan attorney general candidates slam each other's records during first debate
Attorney general candidates Bill Schuette and David Leyton went after each other with gusto in their first debate.
Second Suspect's Lawyer In Cheshire Home-Invasion Case Calls Courthouse Press Conference
Get Breaking News Text Alerts : Text NEWS To 37798 NEW HAVEN — Day 7 of the Steven Hayes trial was punctuated by an unusual press conference at the courthouse this afternoon.
Lohan's lawyer fights to spring client from jail
Lindsay Lohan is back in jail after she failed a drug test and a judge denied a request to set bail for the young star. But within hours, her lawyer had filed a motion to spring the starlet.
Former county attorney dies after shooting
Right now, police are calling this a death investigation. Police say Kyle David Kersey, a former county attorney for Whitley County, was found shot in his truck.
Kratz's Attorney Not Surprised Office of Lawyer Regulation Reopens Case
Update: Kratz's attorney believes the OLR's decision is due to pressure from the attorney general and governor and the media attention. But Stephanie Van Groll's attorney says that he  is surprised.
Office of Lawyer Regulation To Reopen Investigation Against Kratz
The state agency that regulates attorney misconduct is reopening a investigation of Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz.
Divorce lawyer's commercial turns into viral video
When divorce lawyer Steven D. Miller posted an ad on his website seeking clients who "hate each other like poison," the Florida Bar took exception and the lawyer quickly took it down.
Carl Greene's Lawyer Slams John Street
The lawyer for former PHA head Carl Greene says PHA chairman John Street is grandstanding in the firing of Greene from the housing agency.
Michigan wife charged in lawyer-husband's death
The wife of a dead lawyer was charged with murder Friday after police discovered suspected human tissue, scalpels and bloody bedding at their suburban Detroit home.
Siege lawyer 'ready to take aim'
An officer who shot a gun-wielding barrister in west London during a siege says he thought the man was ready to "take aim".
Zardari corruption cases: Attorney general sends note to PM
By Awais Saleem, Islamabad, Sep 24 : Pakistan's attorney general has sent the prime minister a summary of the Supreme Court's orders on reopening the corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, who allegedly received benefits from deals with international companies and deposited the money in Swiss banks.
Mich. wife charged with murder in husband's death; police find human tissue, scalpels in home
The wife of a dead lawyer was charged with murder Friday after police discovered suspected human tissue, scalpels and bloody bedding at their suburban Detroit home.
Michigan wife charged in lawyer-husband's death
The wife of a dead lawyer was charged with murder Friday after police recovered suspected human tissue, scalpels and bloody bedding from their suburban Detroit home - items the woman's mother insists are related to her...
Local lawyer challenges Estero High students to create personal ‘Constitution’
Something momentous happened last Friday. Did you miss it? The U.S. Constitution turned 223 years old. Celebrated each September , Constitution Day commemorates the Sept. 17, 1787, signing of the monumental document which holds our nation together.
Attorney general warns about electricity scam
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal warned consumers to be suspicious of any unexpected solicitation callers or visitors claiming to represent Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) and offering to lower electric rates.
Lawyer: FBI raids Chicago man's home in terrorism probe, targeting social justice advocates
CHICAGO - A lawyer for a Chicago man says her client's home was among those raided by FBI agents as part of a terrorism investigation. Agents searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago on Friday.
Lawyer: FBI raids Chicago man's home in terrorism probe, targeting social justice advocates
CHICAGO - A lawyer for a Chicago man says her client's home was among those raided by FBI agents as part of a terrorism investigation. Agents searched eight addresses in Minneapolis and Chicago on Friday.
Wis. regulators reopen 'sexting DA' investigation
The state agency that weighs attorney misconduct allegations said Friday that it will reopen its investigation of a prosecutor who sent harassing, racy text messages to a domestic abuse victim.
Court rules Attorney General can stop pharmacy suits
Court rules Attorney General Troy King can stop lawsuit against pharmacies.
Column: Defense lawyer in Adenhart case pulls out all the stops
She told jurors she was nervous, disorganized, not tech-savvy – in short, not nearly as polished as her adversary, prosecutor Susan Price . Defense attorney Jacqueline Goodman may have been sandbagging, or maybe not. Whatever, given the case she...
Larimer DA files charges in Reservoir Road fire
The District Attorney's Office charged a man Friday for allegedly starting a fire that burned more than 700 acres and two homes west of Loveland.
Top lawyer testifies for 'respectful' Stewart
SHE has appeared in sexual assault cases as a high-profile Crown prosecutor. Yesterday Margaret Cunneen, SC, attended another sex assault trial - but as a defence witness.
Fort Madison attorney named Iowa district judge
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A private practice attorney from Fort Madison has been appointed a district court judge. Gov. Chet Culver announced Friday that John Wright would be a district court judge in Iowa's 8B Judicial District.
Lawyer alleges sexual harassment in suit over male retreat
An attorney is suing a Newport Beach law firm, alleging that his employers stopped paying him because he didn't want to attend a personal-development seminar during which men talk about their sex lives. Steven C. Eggleston filed a lawsuit in August...
Michigan lawyer's wife charged with murder
FARMINGTON HILLS - The wife of a Farmington Hills appellate lawyer has been charged with murdering him, as well as practicing medicine without a license, according to the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office.
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.
Michigan lawyer's wife charged with murder
FARMINGTON HILLS - The wife of a Farmington Hills appellate lawyer has been charged with murdering him, as well as practicing medicine without a license, according to the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office. Laura Lynn Johnson, 46, was ordered held without bond at her arraignment this morning in 47th District Court in Farmington Hills on a charge of second-degree murder with an alternative count ...
Youngest Conn. murder victim not raped: defense lawyer
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- The youngest victim in a horrific Connecticut home invasion, 11-year-old Michaela Petit, was not raped, a defense lawyer insisted to reporters today. The galling spin, by a lawyer for accused murderer Joshua Komisarjevsky, flies in the face of forensic evidence from internal swabs. It was also...
Agency reopens 'sexting' prosecutor investigation
The state agency that weighs attorney misconduct allegations said Friday that it will reopen its investigation of a prosecutor who sent harassing, racy text messages to a domestic abuse victim.
Michael Lohan slams Lindsay's lawyer for new jail stint
Michael Lohan has lashed out at the lawyer representing his troubled daughter Lindsay after she was sent to jail on Friday (24Sep10) for failing two court-ordered drug tests.
Michael Lohan Erupts -- Lindsay's Lawyer to Blame
Filed under: Michael Lohan , Dina Lohan , Lindsay Lohan , Celebrity Justice Michael Lohan just exploded outside of court -- launching a vicious verbal attack at the people he thinks are responsible for Lindsay's latest incarceration ... which included a nasty stab at her lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley . Michael's tirade -- in… Read more
Attorney General Statement on OLR's Decision
"OLR has done the right thing," Attorney General JB Van Hollen writes.
Michigan attorney general candidates hold first debate
Kathy Barks Hoffman Associated Press Writer - EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Attorney general candidates Bill Schuette and David Leyton went after each other with gusto Friday in their first and likely only debate. Sitting across from each other at a table in the WKAR television studio, the opponents lashed at each other's records and accused the other of failing the people they're supposed to ...
Attorney general halts foreclosures
It’s a bit too late for Gilma Gurdon of Garden Grove, but Attorney General Jerry Brown has ordered GMAC Mortgage to suspend foreclosures in the Golden State until it proves it’s complying with the law. We told you Thursday that the company that...
Fishery lawyer says he's victim of smear campaign
An attorney who prosecutes fishery law violators in the Northeast says he's a victim of a "smear campaign" after a federal report accused him of "animus" toward fishermen. Smear campaign - Law - United States - Services - Lawyers and Law Firms
Fishery lawyer says he's victim of smear campaign
An attorney who prosecutes fishery law violators in the Northeast says he's a victim of a "smear campaign" after a federal report accused him of "animus" toward fishermen. Smear campaign - Law - United States - Services - Lawyers and Law Firms
Fishery lawyer says he's victim of smear campaign
An attorney who prosecutes fishery law violators in the Northeast says he's a victim of a "smear campaign" after a federal report accused him of "animus" toward fishermen. Smear campaign - Law - United States - Services - Lawyers and Law Firms
Columbus attorney busted 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 accusations he provided prescription drugs to a confidential informant.
Michael Lohan: 'I blame Lindsay's lawyer'
Michael Lohan blames lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley after his daughter Lindsay is remanded in custody.
State attorney's office: Salter shooting justified
The Florida State Attorney’s office issued a press release Monday announcing that the actions taken during a shooting involving a Florida Highway Patrolman and Santa Rosa County commissioner Don Salter’s brother, Clifton Austin Salter, were...
Sources: City Council Attorney Restricted From Tulsa Mayor's Office
Sources tell The News On 6 that City Council Attorney Drew Rees has been restricted from entering the 15th Floor Mayor's suite. Rees says if that is true, no one has told him.  Tulsa Mayor Bartlett's Attorney Asks Council Attorney to Resign
Fishery lawyer says he's victim of smear campaign
An attorney who prosecutes fishery law violators in the Northeast says he's a victim of a "smear campaign" after a federal report accused him of "animus" toward fishermen. Smear campaign - Law - United States - Services - Lawyers and Law Firms