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Wife of Farmington Hills lawyer granted bond
Laura Johnson, 46, was being held in Oakland County Jail on charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license in the death of her husband Lloyd Johnson, 47.
Prosecutor in Ted Stevens Case Commits Suicide
Nicholas A. Marsh, a Justice Department lawyer, was one of a team of officials under investigation for their conduct in the corruption case against former Senator Ted Stevens.
Lawyer: NJ ticket scam defendants didn't break law
(AP: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.
U.S. attorney details Vas' scheme to "flip" property to fund campaign
NEWARK — The corruption case against former Perth Amboy mayor Joseph Vas and his onetime aide Melvin Ramos began to unfold Wednesday with the government detailing how a property "flip" was allegedly used to fund a congressional campaign.
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.
APNewsBreak: Skakel says attorney was incompetent
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel filed another appeal of his 2002 murder conviction late Monday, this time arguing his high-profile trial attorney was incompetent.
APNewsBreak: Skakel says attorney was incompetent
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel filed another appeal of his 2002 murder conviction late Monday, this time arguing his high-profile trial attorney was incompetent.
Michael Skakel Says Attorney Was Incompetent
Kennedy Cousin Says in Appeal that Michael Sherman Did Poor Job Preparing for Case, Closing Argument
D.A. investigating Vernon official's compensation
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office has launched an inquiry into a contract created last year between the city of Vernon and an energy firm owned by the wife of the then-city administrator, marking the second outside investigation into...
Late Attorney's Wife Released from Jail
It's still unclear what killed a local attorney, but his wife, the woman accused of killing him, has been released from jail.  Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper said she's not sure there's enough forensic evidence to prove that Laura Johnson killed her husband.
Nashville attorney disciplined for conduct
A Nashville attorney was disciplined for allowing the statute of limitations on a workers' compensation case to lapse, despite offers of a settlement, the Tennessee Supreme Court's Board of Professional Responsibility said. Kathleen Kirt was publicly censured for violating the rules of professional conduct, including competence, diligence and communication, the Board of Professional ...
Attorney general candidates at a glance
NAME _ Steve Cooley.
APNewsBreak: Skakel says attorney was incompetent
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel filed another appeal of his 2002 murder conviction late Monday, this time arguing his high-profile trial attorney was incompetent.
Howes' attorney says client had to load gun
For the first time, the attorney for former University of Louisville baseball player Isaiah Howes is speaking out about the events on the night that Howes fatally shot former Louisville football player Daniel Covington.
Attorney's Request for Salisbury Officers Would Cost Millions
The Wicomico County State's Attorney implores the city to add 35 more police officers to the force.
Lawyer called onto carpet
NEW HAVEN -- 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.
Wife of Farmington Hills lawyer granted bond
Laura Johnson, 46, was being held in Oakland County Jail on charges of second-degree murder, manslaughter and practicing medicine without a license in the death of her husband Lloyd Johnson, 47.
Lawyer: Kratz to resign within 10 days
Robert Crahnen, attorney for Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz, has said that Kratz intends to resign within the next 10 days.
Judge, attorney feud over witness in Allen trial
A Niagara County Court judge yelled at a defense attorney Monday afternoon after the lawyer said he needed a delay of up to five days to bring in an expert witness in the trial of Anthony J. Allen, 19, of Rochester.
Skakel: Attorney was incompetent
NEW HAVEN -- Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel filed another appeal of his 2002 murder conviction late Monday, this time arguing his high-profile trial attorney was incompetent.
Lawyer sues ex-firm for naked male retreat
MAN "pressured" to attend a retreat that involved passing around a wooden phallus.
Austin lawyer files trademark suit
A David and Goliath battle is brewing between an Austin attorney and a large media corporation over the use of the word 'entrepreneur.'  
Lawyer: N.J. ticket-scam defendants didn't break law
NEWARK — Attorneys for four California men accused of illegally buying more than 1 million concert tickets online are seeking to have the indictment against them thrown out.
California Attorney General’s Race Characterized By Attacks
The campaign for attorney general has tarnished the reputations of rival prosecutors from California's two most prominent cities while eclipsing what could be a robust debate over their conflicting positions on environmental law, gay marriage and criminal justice.
Will Ken Kratz Have a Future in Law?
If District Attorney Ken Kratz resigns, the removal process will end but all of his problems aren't over.
Pair held over Zervas shooting not bikies: lawyer
The lawyer for two brothers who are accused of planning to kill a Hells Angel has told a Sydney court they are not bikies.
Bomb attack hit Attorney General office
An M-26 hand grenade was thrown at the Office of the Attorney General headquarters on Ratchadapisek road late Monday night, no one was injured.
Lawyer urges house arrest for Harriett
By PETER H. MILLIKEN [email protected] CLEVELAND The lawyer for a man who pleaded guilty to
Hopewell attorney John Conway 'Jack' Gould dies at 57
When he knew he faced a second round in his fight with cancer, John Conway "Jack" Gould refused to step away from his robust life. "Well," he told his wife, "I'm going to live till I die." Mr. Gould was an attorney with the Hopewell office of the Marks & ...
Lawyer claims student accused of killing BU professor suffers from mental illness
The Binghamton University graduate student accused of killing a professor last December by stabbing him multiple times with a knife was suffering from a longstanding mental illness, according to court documents filed by his attorney.
Lawyer bikes, kayaks to work
CHARLESTON, W.Va.--Charleston lawyer Rusty Webb has put a new spin on commuting to work.He bikes for two miles from his Kanawha City home to a dock where a friend permits him to keep his kayak. Then he paddles another two miles along the Kanawha River from...
Ted Stevens Lawyer Commits Suicide
A Ted Stevens prosecution lawyer killed himself during the weekend, NPR reported Monday. Nick Marsh was one of the lawyers who prosecuted Stevens for corruption, but the case failed because of alleged prosecutorial misconduct. Attorney General Eric Holder decided to drop the case. In April, a federal judge tossed out the conviction and indictment against Stevens, who died in a plane crash ...
Pair held over Zervas shooting not bikies: lawyer
The lawyer for two brothers who are accused of planning to kill a Hells Angel has told a Sydney court they are not bikies.
Abortion dominates race for state attorney general
Planned Parenthood yesterday rolled out its first-ever presence in the borough with its mobile health unit in St. George, STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. --  As Planned Parenthood yesterday rolled out its first-ever presence in the borough with its mobile health unit...
Attorney claims porn images 'fake'
WINCHESTER -- The attorney for a former TV reporter accused of having child pornography claims the prosecutor's case relies on "fake" photographs.
Judge, attorney feud over witness
Request for mistrial is denied in Allen case
Dunn just follower, lawyer says
SCRANTON – Former Wilkes-Barre Area school director Brian Dunn was a “hanger-on” with political movers and shakers who allowed himself to get caught up in the corrupt “pay to play” scheme that dominated Luzerne County, his attorney says in court papers.
Vermont attorney general to address human trafficking
Vermont's attorney general will host a community meeting Tuesday on the topic of human trafficking.
Lawyer: Framingham health costs a 'drastic' situation
Desperate to gain control over runaway health care costs, the town is fighting an arbitrator's decision in favor of municipal unions.
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.
'Sexting' Wis. prosecutor will resign, lawyer says
Chilton, Wis. -- 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. Attorney Robert Craanen said Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz will step down before Oct. 8, the date set for a hearing to hear testimony on his possible removal from office.
APNewsBreak: Skakel says attorney was incompetent
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel filed another appeal of his 2002 murder conviction late Monday, this time arguing his high-profile trial attorney was incompetent.
PCB boss Butt leaving for London to meet spot-fixers' lawyer, Scotland Yard
Lahore, Sep 28 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ijaz Butt is leaving for England today, and is expected to hold meetings with the lawyer of the three players- Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamer- implicated in spot-fixing allegations.
Lawyer: Criteses will take plea deal
SALT LAKE CITY - A Southwest antiquities dealer from Durango 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.
Wife charged in Lawyer's mysterious death is released
Hours after her husband's funeral Monday, a Farmington Hills woman charged in his mysterious death was released as authorities expressed uncertainty about the case against her.
Attorney: HS principals rebuffed attempt to stop webcam monitoring
A lawyer in the webcam suit against the Lower Merion School District has asked a judge for a second time to have the district pay $418,000 in fees associated with the plaintiffs’ costs.
Office of attorney general attacked with grenade
An M-26 hand grenade was thrown at the Office of the Attorney General headquarters on Ratchadapisek road late Monday night.No one was injured but the explosion caused damage to the lawn and shattered ...
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.
APNewsBreak: Skakel says attorney was incompetent
Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel filed another appeal of his 2002 murder conviction late Monday, this time arguing his high-profile trial attorney was incompetent. Michael Skakel - Lawyer - Murder - Appeal - Crime
Was siege lawyer Mark Saunders's gun loaded? Weapon found empty beside body
Mark Saunders, 32, died in a hail of bullets fired by police marksmen surrounding his £2.2million Chelsea home after he started blasting out of the window with a shotgun.