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Conn. lawyer called to court over remarks to media
A judge on Monday ordered an attorney for one of two men charged with killing a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion to explain why he shouldn't face criminal contempt proceedings for speaking out about the case.
Attorney says US prosecutor who sent sexually suggestive texts will resign by Oct. 8
CHILTON, Wis. - A prosecutor facing removal from office over accusations that he abused his position in seeking relationships with vulnerable women will resign instead, his attorney said Monday.
Attorney says 'sexting' prosecutor to resign
After the text messages to Stephanie Van Groll became public, an Oklahoma law student told the AP last week she received similar texts in 2008 after Kratz supported her request for a pardon on an old drug ...
Family hopes missing Wellington lawyer still alive
The family of Wellington lawyer Robert Logan, missing for over a month, believe he could still be alive.
Lawyer: Prosecutor in former Sen. Ted Stevens' trial commits suicide
One of the prosecutors who handled the corruption trial of Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens committed suicide over the weekend, according to his lawyer.
'Sexting' DA to Resign After Earlier Refusal
Wisconsin District Attorney Ken Kratz, accused of 'sexting' women involved in cases he was prosecuting, including one alleged domestic violence victim, resigns from office today, according to his lawyer. Wisconsin - United States - Text messaging - Health - Jim Doyle
Feds: Chagrin Falls attorney gets 7 years in prison
CLEVELAND -- The U.S. Attorney said Dale P. Zucker, 61, of Chagrin Falls, was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for perpetrating a Ponzi scheme and related crimes.
Carnival hires lawyer following Maclean's story
The Quebec Winter Carnival has hired a lawyer as it continues to defend its iconic snowman mascot, which appeared on a recent cover of Maclean's magazine for a story about corruption in Quebec.
Lawyer in NY Dead Sea Scrolls case takes stand
A lawyer charged with impersonating a Judaic studies professor online in a debate over the Dead Sea Scrolls has taken the witness stand in New York City to defend himself.
Lawyer in NY Dead Sea Scrolls case takes stand
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A lawyer charged with impersonating a Judaic studies professor online in a debate over the Dead Sea Scrolls has taken the witness stand in New York City to defend himself.
Attorney says US prosecutor who sent sexually suggestive texts will resign by Oct. 8
A prosecutor facing removal from office over accusations that he abused his position in seeking relationships with vulnerable women will resign instead, his attorney said Monday.
Sexting Wisconsin D.A. Ken Kratz to Resign
Attorney Who Harassed Domestic Abuse Victim, Others, Will Step Down Rather than Face Removal, Lawyer Says
Attorney General: Executions On Hold After Sept. 30
The California attorney general's office says a shortage of a drug used for lethal injections will temporarily halt state executions after Sept. 30.
Lawyer from bungled Ted Stevens case commits suicide
A U.S. Justice Department lawyer who played a major role in the bungled prosecution of former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens committed suicide, his lawyer said on Monday.
Lawyer from bungled Ted Stevens case commits suicide
A U.S. Justice Department lawyer who played a major role in the bungled prosecution of former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens committed suicide, his lawyer said on Monday.
Lawyer In NY Dead Sea Scrolls Case Takes Stand
A lawyer charged with impersonating a Judaic studies professor online in a debate over the Dead Sea Scrolls has taken the witness stand in New York City to defend himself.
APNewsBreak: CA executions suspended after Sept
The California attorney general's office says a shortage of a drug used for lethal injections will temporarily halt state executions after Sept. 30. The attorney general's spokeswoman, Christine Gasparac, says corrections officials notified her office that... California - Attorney general - United States - Law - Law Enforcement
Lawyer In Cheshire Case Faces Contempt Hearing
A judge ordered the attorney for defendant Joshua Komisarjevskyn to explain why he shouldn't face criminal contempt proceedings for speaking out about the case.
Lawyer from bungled Ted Stevens case commits suicide
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Justice Department lawyer who played a major role in the bungled prosecution of former U.S. Senator Ted Stevens committed suicide, his lawyer said on Monday.
Attorney says 'sexting' Wis. prosecutor to resign
A Wisconsin prosecutor facing removal from office over accusations that he abused his position in seeking relationships with vulnerable women will resign instead, his attorney said Monday.
Lawyer: Colorado artifacts dealer taking plea deal
  SALT LAKE CITY -- A Southwest antiquities dealer who was forced to surrender five truckloads of American Indian relics to federal agents is expected to settle charges of digging up a grave and plundering artifacts from federal lands, his defense lawyer has revealed in court papers.   read more
Al Gore's lawyer seeks to lead BP oil spill cases
A high-profile attorney who represented former Vice President Al Gore in the 2000 presidential election recount has made a surprise bid to lead the mammoth U.S. legal cases tied to the Gulf oil spill.
Attorney General Files Suit Seeking To Revoke Perez's Pension
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to revoke or reduce the pension of former Mayor Eddie Perez, who resigned in June following his conviction on corruption charges.
Attorney General Files Suit Seeking To Revoke Perez's Pension
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to revoke or reduce the pension of former Mayor Eddie Perez, who resigned in June following his conviction on corruption charges.
Attorney: Feds trying to quiet anti-war activists
FBI agents in Chicago took a laptop and documents from the home of a Palestinian-American anti-war activist in an attempt to silence his advocacy, an attorney said Sunday.
Death Row Inmate's Attorney Wants Drug Info
An attorney for a death row inmate wants the state Department of Corrections to say how it is obtaining the three drugs needed for his execution.
No bodies, no evidence, says attorney for JBLM soldier accused in Afghan killings
The attorney for Army Spc. Jeremy Morlock confronted two military investigators today over a lack of forensic evidence tying the Stryker brigade soldier to the three Afghan civilian murders he is accused of committing. • Today's story: Drug use an issue in JBLM war crimes hearing • Sunday's story: In defense of actions in a combat zone • Blog: Get the latest updates from the Article 32 hearing ...
Attorney: Deal Offered To Woman Who Posed As Boy
The attorney for a woman accused of posing as a 14-year-old boy said prosecutors are ready to make a deal.
Son in NY Dead Sea Scrolls case: There's no crime
A lawyer charged with impersonating a Judaic studies professor online took the witness stand in his defense Monday, offering jurors a history lesson on the Dead Sea Scrolls and arguing his attempts to defend his father's lifelong research on the ancient texts weren't criminal.
Prosecutor in Stevens case commits suicide
An attorney says a Justice Department prosecutor who was part of the team that convicted Sen. Ted Stevens has killed himself.
Update: Ex-N.J. senator, attorney indicted in EnCap bribery, fraud
A New Jersey senator now in a federal prison has been indicted on new fraud and bribery charges.
The Crime Scene: Justice lawyer commits suicide
A Justice Department lawyer under investigation for possible misconduct in the prosecution of former senator Ted Stevens of Alaska committed suicide over the weekend, the law firm representing him confirmed. Suicide - Death - Religion - Crime - Art
Attorney Dale Zucker sentenced to more than 7 years in prison
A 61-year-old lawyer and business owner paid a steep price for failing to show up at his January trial and going on the lam instead. His setence would have been less than half the seven years and nine months he received had he accepted an earlier plea offer.
Justice Department lawyer in probe kills self
A prosecutor in the botched corruption case against former senator Ted Stevens commits suicide Justice Department - United States - Government - Executive Branch - United States Department of Justice
Wife is released from jail in Farmington Hills lawyer's death
Laura Johnson, jailed without bond on a murder charge in the death of her husband, Lloyd Johnson, was released tonight.
Small Business Group Endorses Bondi for Florida Attorney General
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Republican candidate for Attorney General Pam Bondi has been endorsed by Florida's main advocate for small businesses.
Oppal to head Pickton inquiry
Former B.C. attorney general Wally Oppal will head the inquiry into the Robert Pickton police investigation, CBC News has learned.
Attorney Wants Foreclosure Filings Halted
CENTRAL FLORIDA -- Thousands of your neighbors may soon be rescued from foreclosure. WFTV found out how one signature could convince the state Supreme Court to halt as much as 80-percent of Florida's foreclosure filings.
Attorney Says Kratz is Thinking of Victim in Decision to Resign
Ken Kratz's says the decision has nothing to do with the fact his client would have had a hard time disputing the charges.
Attorney Kratz's Initial Accuser Say Ordeal's Not Over Yet
Stephanie Van Groll's attorney says Kratz's removal was never Van Groll's objective -- she just wanted a fair and full investigation.
THE AMERICAN LAWYER NAMES CHRIS JOHNSON AS CHIEF EUROPEAN CORRESPONDENT
NEW YORK (September 27, 2010) – The American Lawyer today announced the appointment of Chris Johnson as chief European correspondent for the publication. Johnson, who will be based in London, served as a senior reporter for Legal Business, a U.K. publication.
Lawyer: NJ ticket scam defendants didn't break law
The upcoming trial of four California men accused of illegally buying more than a million sports and concert tickets online could set new rules for prosecuting computer fraud if it's allowed to proceed, an attorney for one of the men argued in federal court Monday.
Lawyer: NJ ticket scam defendants didn't break law
The upcoming trial of four California men accused of illegally buying more than a million sports and concert tickets online could set new rules for prosecuting computer fraud if it's allowed to proceed, an attorney for one of the men argued in federal court Monday.
Fla. service for Jewish lawyer referrals
BOCA RATON, Fla., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- An enterprising Florida woman says her referral service for Jewish lawyers has a lot of potential despite some early criticism. Florida - United States - Business and Economy - BOCA RATON - Boca Raton Florida
Lawyer To File Appeal For Lawsuit Against Crist
MIAMI -- Republican contributors to Gov. Charlie Crist's independent campaign for the U.S. Senate aren't giving up their quest for refunds. The attorney for two GOP donors said Monday he will appeal a Naples judge's denial last week of class-action status in the case.
Superior Lawyer Files Complaint Against Douglas County DA
A Superior lawyer accused of abusing his son has filed a civil complaint against the Douglas County District Attorney.
Attorney: 4 men charged in NJ with massive concert ticket fraud should have indictment tossed
NEWARK, N.J. - The upcoming trial of four California men accused of illegally buying more than a million sports and concert tickets online could set new rules for prosecuting computer fraud if it's allowed to proceed, an attorney for one of the men argued in federal court Monday.
Wife is released from jail in Farmington Hills lawyer's death
Laura Johnson, jailed without bond on a murder charge in the death of her husband, Lloyd Johnson, was released tonight.
Feds outline stacks of evidence in Ferguson case
Federal investigators have compiled so much evidence against indicted contractor Bobby Ferguson that his lawyer is asking for more time to mount a defense.
Lawyer: NJ ticket scammers didn't break law
The upcoming trial of four California men accused of illegally buying more than a million sports and concert tickets online could set new rules for prosecuting computer fraud if it's allowed to proceed, an attorney for one of the men argued in federal court Monday.