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Wyoming attorney general defends gay marriage brief
CASPER, WY - Wyoming's attorney general is defending his decision to join nine other states in signing a brief opposing gay marriage in a fight over California's law.
Lawyer: I Have Proof Meg Whitman Is Lying About Immigrant Maid (VIDEO)
What's Your Reaction? Gloria Allred, the high-profile lawyer of Meg Whitman's undocumented maid, said Thursday that she has documents that will prove the California Gubernatorial candidate knew Nicky Diaz-Santillan was not a legal citizen.
Damien Echols' Lawyer Asks for New Trial
A lawyer for one of the men convicted of killing three 8-year-old Cub Scouts in West Memphis says the Arkansas Supreme Court should grant a new trial because of scientific evidence developed since his client's conviction.
Yates County lawyer accused of stealing from clients
A lawyer from Yates County accused of withholding thousands from a client is facing felony charges.
Echols lawyer asks for new trial in 3 boys' deaths
A lawyer for one of the men convicted of killing three 8-year-old Cub Scouts in West Memphis says the Arkansas Supreme Court should grant a new trial because of scientific...
APNewsBreak: Attorneys to leave Blagojevich team
A top attorney for Rod Blagojevich wants the judge to release him from the defense team on the former Illinois governor's second corruption trial.
Western Slope DA arrested for alleged sex crimes
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers was appointed special prosecutor against 7th Judicial District Court District Attorney Myrl Serra after he was arrested on alleged sex crimes and official misconduct.
Lead attorney and others intend to leave Rod Blagojevich's defense team for upcoming retrial
CHICAGO - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lead attorney wants a judge to release him from the defense team ahead of Blagojevich's retrial on corruption charges, another attorney in the case said Thursday.
Attorney Status Review Set Oct. 22
NEWKIRK — An attorney status review is set in the case against John Theodore Linthicum, 41, Welch, Okla., in Kay County District Court on Oct. 22.
Attorney sees stripes in his alter ego
Jeffrey Nowak said his true stripes come out whenever his beloved White Sox take the field. They’re the stripes of an umpire.
Attorneys to leave Blagojevich team before second trial
A top attorney for Rod Blagojevich wants the judge to release him from the defense team on the former Illinois governor's second corruption trial.
Lead attorney intends to leave Blagojevich defense
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lead attorney is asking a judge to release him from the defense team ahead of Blagojevich's retrial on corruption charges, according to a Thursday court filing.
Friendswood begins search for City Attorney
In 1974, Richard Nixon was President of the United States, Hank Aaron passed Babe Ruth as the home run king and the law firm of Olson & Olson became the City Attorney for Friendswood.
Attorney sees stripes in his alter ego
Jeffrey Nowak said his true stripes come out whenever his beloved White Sox take the field. They’re the stripes of an umpire.
Gov. Christie to nominate former state Attorney General David Samson to head Port Authority
Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-LedgerFormer state Attorney General David Samson has been nominated by Gov. Chris Christie to head the Port Authority. TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie today announced he would nominate a former state attorney general who helped lead his transition...
Lawyer: Disney Not Giving Up Info In Monorail Death Lawsuit
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- A hearing will be held Thursday afternoon in the wrongful death suit filed by the family of a Disney monorail driver who was killed on the job.
Lawyer: Cops speed demons; Tapes show other Milford police cruisers traveling 85 mph
MILFORD — Former city police Officer Jason Anderson was traveling 94 mph in the early morning of June 13, 2009, when his cruiser collided head-on with a car in Orange, killing two teens.
No Charges in Iman's Death
Michigan Attorney General says FBI shooting of Detroit mosque leader won't result in criminal charges.
Lawyer: Whitman knew for years her housekeeper was illegal immigrant
A lawyer for Meg Whitman’s former housekeeper said the Republican candidate knew the woman was likely an undocumented immigrant and only fired her after she decided to run for governor. Whitman’s campaign says the woman claimed she had a Social Security number and driver’s license.
Lead attorney intends to leave Blagojevich defence
CHICAGO - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lead attorney wants a judge to release him from the defence team ahead of Blagojevich's retrial on corruption charges, another attorney in the case said Thursday.
NRA endorses Attorney General Steve Six
The National Rifle Association announced today they have endorsed Steve Six in his campaign for Attorney General.
Lead attorney intends to leave Blagojevich defense
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lead attorney wants a judge to release him from the defense team ahead of Blagojevich's retrial on corruption charges, another attorney in the case said Thursday.
Senate confirms Robert O'Neill as U.S. Attorney for Middle District of Florida
By Richard Danielson, Times Staff Writer Thursday, September 30, 2010 The United States Senate Wednesday night confirmed veteran federal prosecutor Robert E. O'Neill as the new U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Florida. O'Neill, 53, had been nominated by President Barack Obama in June from a list of three finalists and unanimously recommended by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 23 ...
Killian confirmed as US attorney for East Tennessee
The 61-year-old's website shows his law practice has specialized in criminal defense, personal injury, workers' compensation and civil litigation.
KLM, Martinair given summonses in price fixing case: lawyer
A group of European companies that includes Ericsson and Philips served papers on airlines KLM and Martinair Thursday, asking the carriers to respond to charges in a multi-million-euro suit for fixing freight prices, a lawyer said.
Killian confirmed as U.S. Attorney in Eastern District
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate unanimously has confirmed Jasper, Tenn., attorney Bill Killian as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Chagrin Falls lawyer's Ponzi scheme nets him seven years in prison
A local lawyer was sentenced to more than seven years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme.
AG: FBI agents won't be charged in Imam's death
Michigan's attorney general said Thursday that he won't file criminal charges against FBI agents who shot a Detroit mosque leader 20 times, killing him during a raid last year on a suburban warehouse. Federal Bureau of Investigation - United States - Detroit - Law - Justice Department
Attorney general says FBI agents won't face charges for shooting Detroit Imam 20 times
DETROIT - Michigan's attorney general said Thursday that he won't file criminal charges against FBI agents who shot a Detroit mosque leader 20 times, killing him, during a raid last year on a suburban warehouse.
Attorney General Jerry Brown visits PetersenDean in Newark, CA
California Attorney General and democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown talked with CEO Jim Petersen of PetersenDean the largest privately owned roofing and solar company in the nation, toured the warehouse and greeted employees.
Lawyer Sues Firm After Refusing to Attend All-Male Mountrain Retreat
A California lawyer has sued his former employer for allegedly docking his pay after refusing to sign up for a "New Warrior" personal-development seminar during which men disrobe and pass around a wooden phallus. An otherwise routine labor dispute includes salacious accusations involving a little-known, secretive nonprofit known as The ManKind Project, which seeks to "redefine mature masculinity ...
Attorney general says FBI agents won't face charges for shooting Detroit Imam 20 times
Michigan's attorney general said Thursday that he won't file criminal charges against FBI agents who shot a Detroit mosque leader 20 times, killing him, during a raid last year on a suburban warehouse.
Charges dismissed in lawyer's death
Farmington Hills -- Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper said Wednesday she sought dismissal of charges against a woman charged with her husband's death based on professional responsibility and new evidence that contradicted earlier police and hospital reports.
Lawyer: New evidence supports Echols’ innocence
LITTLE ROCK — New DNA evidence supports Damien Echols’ innocence in the 1993 murders of three 8-year-olds in West Memphis because it shows no physical connection between him and the crime scene, a lawyer for the death-row inmate argued today before the state Supreme Court.
Tampa prosecutor confirmed as U.S. attorney
Robert E. O'Neill will head Florida's Middle District, one of the nation's largest federal districts.
Foreclosure law firm fighting AG's investigation
One of the foreclosure firms under a fraud investigation by the Florida Attorney General's Office is fighting back.
Pa. attorney suspended for using client's money
A western Pennsylvania attorney who told the state Disciplinary Board that drinking and poor office management caused many of his problems has been suspended for five years for mismanaging client...
Colo prosecutor accused of unlawful sexual contact
A district attorney from western Colorado has been arrested, accused of unlawful sexual contact and indecent exposure.
United's top lawyer resigns ahead of merger
By Ameet Sachdev and Julie Johnsson | The merger between United and Continental airlines is scheduled to become official on Friday, and there is an unexpected hole in the senior management team.
Prominent LI attorney sued for fraud
Attorney Howard Fensterman, who serves as the Long Island finance chairman for gubernatorial candidate Andrew Cuomo and U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, is being sued for misappropriating $18 million and bilking $1.6 million from three prominent Nassau County businessmen. The lawsuit filed in a Delaware court in June claims Fensterman was part of a scheme that sought [...]
New Middle District U.S.Attorney confirmed
Tampa-based federal prosecutor Robert E. O'Neill was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Wednesday night as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, a position for which he was nominated by President Obama in June.
Komisarjevsky lawyer gets contempt hearing postponed in Petit murder case
NEW HAVEN — Attorney Jeremiah Donovan, and the attorney representing him, will have an extra 13 days to prepare for a show-cause hearing to explain why Donovan shouldn’t be held in criminal contempt of court.
Attorney shows illegal immigrant maid's letter; Whitman fires back
SANTA MONICA - The attorney for Meg Whitman's former housekeeper released a copy of a purported letter notifying Whitman that the employee might be an illegal immigrant.
Lead lawyer named for Pickton inquiry
VANCOUVER - A lawyer experienced at getting answers to potentially explosive questions about police conduct has been named the lead counsel at the public inquiry into the failed investigation of serial killer Robert Pickton.
Lawyer: Whitman's husband told housekeeper to 'check' government letter
Earlier, Meg Whitman fired back at allegations that she knew her former housekeeper was an illegal immigrant and only let her go her after deciding to run for governor by calling the accusation a 'smear campaign' that is linked to Jerry Brown's campaign for governor.
Lawyer from Dziekanski inquiry named lead counsel for Pickton hearings
VANCOUVER - A lawyer experienced at getting answers to potentially explosive questions about police conduct has been named the lead counsel at the public inquiry into the failed investigation of serial killer Robert Pickton.
Smoking Gun? Maid's Lawyer Unveils 2003 Letter
Gloria Allred Alleges Handwriting on a Letter from Social Security Administration Proves Whitman Knew of Housekeeper's Status
US Attorney Capp announces strategy for combating crime against children
U.S. Attorney David Capp has announced a strategy for fighting crimes against children. He did so at the Northern District of Indiana Child Sexual Predator Conference in Merrillville.
Farmers' attorney says bankrupt VeraSun won't seek money from individuals despite letters
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Midwest corn farmers who received official letters from bankrupt ethanol producer VeraSun Energy Corp. asking for money back can breath a little easier.
Lead attorney intends to leave Blagojevich defense
(AP:CHICAGO) Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's lead attorney wants a judge to release him from the defense team ahead of Blagojevich's retrial on corruption charges, another attorney in the case said Thursday.