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Attorney gets OK to leave Hassan defense team
An attorney was granted permission today to leave the defense team of Muzzammil A. "Mo" Hassan, who faces trial in the beheading death of his estranged wife.
Calif attorney general wants proof GMAC is complying with law, asks lender to stop foreclosure
LOS ANGELES - California's attorney general wants GMAC Mortgage LLC to stop foreclosures in the state until it proves it is complying with a state law aimed at preventing foreclosures.
Missouri Gaming Commission lawyer replaced with casino license in the balance
JEFFERSON CITY — The top lawyer at the Missouri Gaming Commission has been replaced as the agency considers who will get the state's final casino license, potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars. General Counsel Frank Jung said on Friday that he resigned this week after the agency's executive director — who had promoted him just months earlier — told him he could no longer stay on the ...
Lawyer: 'Lohan was treated harshly'
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer says that the actress should not have been remanded in custody today.
Ala. court rules AG can stop suits pharmacy suits
The Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday that state Attorney General Troy King can stop a lawsuit where a county district attorney accused pharmacy companies of substituting generic drugs for name-brand prescriptions without a doctor's approval.
Michael Lohan slams Lindsay's lawyer over new jail stint; Katy Perry and Russell Brand hit back at 'Sesame Street' ban ...
Michael Lohan slams Lindsay's lawyer over new jail stint; Katy Perry and Russell Brand hit back at 'Sesame Street' ban; Lady Gaga and Madonna advise Adam Lambert Katy Perry - Sesame Street - Russell Brand - Lady Gaga - Adam Lambert
Office of Lawyer Regulation to reopen professional misconduct case against Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz
Wisconsins Office of Lawyer Regulation said today it would reconsider whether Calumet County Dist. Atty. Ken Kratz committed professional misconduct by sending sexually suggestive text messages to the victim in a domestic violence case he was prosecuting.
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 husband's treatment for a chronic open wound.
Hassan's Lead Attorney Steps Down From Murder Case
The lead attorney defending Muzzammil Hassan is claiming that a working relationship with her client is impossible. Hassan is accused of beheading his wife in Orchard Park in February 2009.
Lindsay Lohan sent back to jail without bail, lawyer set to appeal
A fed-up judge tossed troubled actress Lindsay Lohan back into jail Friday for failing a drug test - and her lawyer is set to appeal, a source told the Daily News.
Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Files Appeal
Filed under: Lindsay Lohan , Celebrity Justice , Shawn Chapman Holley TMZ has learned ... Lindsay Lohan 's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley , has just filed legal papers appealing Judge Elden Fox's ruling that Lindsay should be held without bail. Holley claims the judge must grant bail in such a case -- and is asking Judge… Read more
Attorney General Jack Conway Full Interview
Attorney General Jack Conway stopped by WBKO's studio Friday
Calif atty general asks GMAC to cease foreclosures
California's attorney general wants GMAC Mortgage LLC to stop foreclosures in the state until it proves it is complying with a state law aimed at preventing foreclosures.
Michigan wife charged in lawyer-husband's death
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - 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 husband's treatment for a chronic open wound.
Lorry driver charged with intimidating lawyer
GEORGE TOWN: A lorry driver was charged in a magistrate’s court here with one count of criminal intimidation against a lawyer.
Lohan lawyer files appeal for bail
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer files an appeal to Judge Elden Fox's ruling to send the star back to jail.
Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Appeals Judge's Iron Fist
Lindsay Lohan wants out, ASAP. Understandably not thrilled about the judge's decision to park Lohan behind bars for 30 days, attorney Shawn Chapman Holley filed a writ of habeas...
Lawyer Withdraws from Hassan Case
BUFFALO, NY - One of lead lawyers representing Mo Hassan has withdrawn from the case. Julie Atti Rogers said it became "impossible" to work with Hassan.
Attorney: FBI targeting social justice advocates
A lawyer for a Chicago man says her client's home was among those raided by FBI agents as part of a terrorism investigation.
Lindsay Lohan challenges ruling that jailed her
Lindsay Lohan's attorney filed legal papers on Friday seeking to spring the troubled actress from jail after she was taken into custody on a charge she violated probation by failing a random drug test.
O.C. District Attorney drops 'Housewife' case
The Orange County District Attorney's Office will not file charges against "househusband" Simon Robert Barney because of a lack of sufficient evidence, a spokeswoman for the O.C. District Attorney said Friday. Simon, the estranged husband of Tamra...
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.
Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Files Appeal
The lawyer for freshly jailed actress Lindsay Lohan has filed an appeal with the California Court of Appeal over a judge's decision on Friday to deny the "Machete" star bail, Access Hollywood has confirmed.
Defense attorney in Fourth of July assault case wants charges dropped
The defense attorney in a well-publicized assault case is once again asking for the charges to be dropped. He added a supplemental brief to the original request because his client was promised immunity.
R.I. attorney general candidate says he would d do more to fight elder abuse
Erik B. Wallin, Republican candidate for attorney general, says there aren't enough resources allocated in the office to combat elder abuse and exploitation. If he is elected, he plans to beef up the unit that investigates and prosecutes those crimes.
Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Tries to Get Actress Out of Jail Early
Shawn Chapman Holley filed legal papers, requesting that bail be set for the actress, Friday Jaclyn Baldovin
Victim's lawyer says she'll testify if needed
MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - The attorney for the 26-year-old woman in the middle of the Kratz controversy speaks out today.
East TN lawyer temporarily suspended
An East Tennessee lawyer is now temporarily suspended from practicing law due to a complaint of misconduct.
R.I. attorney general candidate says he would d do more to fight elder abuse
Erik B. Wallin, Republican candidate for attorney general, says there aren’t enough resources allocated in the office to combat elder abuse and exploitation. If he is elected, he plans to beef up the unit that investigates and prosecutes those crimes.
Discovery Bay attorney sentenced for false asylum fraud
Manjit Kaur Rai was one of three attorneys sentenced in the case this week
Convicted Child Killer Now Wants Lawyer for Trial
An already condemned child killer who is currently representing himself against charges stemming from the kidnap-murder of a Beaumont boy now says he wants a lawyer, a public defender confirmed Friday. Joseph Edward Duncan III, 47, faces first-degree murder and other charges stemming from the April 1997 abduction and slaying of Anthony Martinez. Duncan, who has already been sentenced to death ...
Bianchi’s attorney blasts 
expense
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s defense attorney emphasized the cost of prosecuting him on state corruption charges Friday morning after Bianchi’s first court appearance.
Mackowiak gets new attorney
After nearly five months of self representation, Keith Mackowiak has a new lead defense counsel. Joliet defense attorney Gerald G. Kielian, a former Will County public defender, was appointed to the double murder case in a brief hearing Friday
Attorney: FBI Targeting Social Justice Advocates
FBI agents raided the home of two anti-war activists in a tree-lined Chicago neighborhood on Friday, spending nearly 12 hours packing and hauling away everything from bracelets to post cards as part of what the agency called a terrorism investigation.
National briefs: 9/25/10
California's attorney general wants GMAC Mortgage LLC to stop foreclosures in the state until it proves it is complying with a state law aimed at preventing foreclosures.
Disbarred lawyer having trouble hiring an attorney
Disbarred attorney James Harvey Tipler, who is accused of bilking money from clients seeking help with immigration issues, is struggling to pay his own lawyer’s fees, The Northwest Florida Daily News reported Friday. With his trial for racketeering and practicing law without a license set to begin in Florida Monday, Tipler appeared in court Thursday to [...]
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.
BP, lawyer spar over claims of plant leak
BP said the claim is inaccurate, but did not explicitly deny the unit is leaking.
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.
Lt. governor, attorney general races close
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's lead over his Republican opponent in the race for lieutenant governor has shrunk to four percentage points, down from nine points two months ago, a Field Poll has found. The attorney general's race is also close. San... Gavin Newsom - San Francisco Mayor - Attorney general - Lieutenant Governor - United States
Bell lawyer loses 250G
Sanford Rubenstein's record-keeping has cost him a bundle. A Brooklyn federal magistrate slashed the Sean Bell attorney's legal fees by a quarter of a million dollars after it was determined that he did not keep proper records of his hours worked on a lawsuit in the infamous shooting...
Lawyer says ICE's arrests politically motivated
Attorney for owners of Oxnard metal casting company arrested Thursday on suspicion of knowingly employing illegal immigrants says arrest is politically motivated and 'overkill.' We'll also get federal immigration agents to talk about who else they are looking for knowingly hiring illegal immigrants.
Mo. Gaming Commission lawyer replaced
JEFFERSON CITY -- The top lawyer at the Missouri Gaming Commission has been replaced as the agency considers who will get the state's final casino license, potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Charges filed against victim advocate in District Attorney's Office
A supervisor who worked with crime victims services in the District Attorney s Office has been charged with seven felony counts related to the misappropriation of $1,100 worth of public funds.
Attorney General appoints five new judges to provincial court
Attorney General Mike de Jong has appointed five new judges to the provincial court in an effort to ease a dire shortage on the bench.
Embattled fishery lawyer defends record
A lawyer who prosecutes fishery law violators in the Northeast said he is a victim of a “smear campaign’’ after a federal report accused him of animus toward fishermen. Charles Juliand was singled out in a report Thursday on the nation’s troubled fishery enforcement agency by the US Commerce Department’s inspector general. The report said Juliand instructed a colleague to ... Law - United States ...
Health lawyer warns firms
Companies looking to "stick it to Washington" over health care reform mandates might end up the ones getting poked, a legal expert says.
Texas attorney general says clinics' recorded messages on abortion dangers are probably insufficient under state law
AUSTIN - Attorney General Greg Abbott in one of two opinions released Friday said that prerecorded announcements used by some abortion clinics to tell women about the dangers of the procedure are probably insufficient under Texas' informed consent law.
Lawyer: Even at public event 1st Amendment has limits
A recent candidates’ forum got pretty heated but not between the candidates; instead, it was when a member of the audience claimed he was punched for filming the event.