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Lawyer from Dziekanski inquiry named lead counsel for Pickton hearings
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.
Video: Lawyer: Meg Whitman Is A Liar
After a press conference in which Republican Calif. gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman denied knowledge of her housekeeper Nicky Diaz Santillan's status as an undocumented worker, attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference rebuttal and called Whitman a liar. Allred also produced what she calls "smoking gun" documents.
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.
Jasper Attorney Confirmed as U.S. District Attorney for East Tenn.
The United States Senate voted on September 29, 2010, and, with unanimous consent confirmed William Charles Killian as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee.
Attorney Seeks Mistrial In Fairborn Rape Case
A man is facing 16 years in prison after being convicted of raping and harassing his former employees. However, attorneys for a former Fairborn motel manager want a mistrial declared and a new trial set.
Lawyer: Whitman's husband saw ex-maid letter
The lawyer for Meg Whitman's former maid just released a copy of a letter allegedly proving that her husband, Griffith Harsh, was aware that the housekeeper may have been in the country illegally. The 2003 "no-match" letter from the Social Security...
Attorney for Hayes' Co-Defendant Gets a Continuance (Web First)
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 Mr. Donovan shouldn’t be held in criminal contempt of court.
NY lawyer convicted in Dead Sea Scrolls case
A scholar's son was convicted Thursday of using online aliases to harass and discredit his father's detractors in a heated academic debate over the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls. ...
ESPN's Mariotti pleads no contest to misdemeanor
The Los Angeles city attorney's office says ESPN personality Jay Mariotti has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor battery count stemming from an August incident involving a female companion. City attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan says Mariotti was sentenced Thursday to 36 months of probation, community service and a domestic violence course.
Lawyer to face additional criminal charges in child porn case
The Crown intends to lay additional criminal charges against a Timmins criminal lawyer currently accused of possession of child pornography.[...]
Calls grow for attorney general to fire Andrew Shirvell
From Facebook to Twitter, the calls for Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox to fire one of his assistants over a campaign against University of Michigan student body President Chris Armstrong are growing. Count Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm among them. “If......
Document shows Meg Whitman lying, attorney says
Shortly after Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman said today that she and her husband never knew her housekeeper was an undocumented immigrant, the Los Angeles attorney for Nicandra Diaz Santillan presented... Meg Whitman - Los Angeles - California - Republicans - Illegal immigration
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.
Nicolas Cage's lawyer gives cash-curbing advice
The lawyer who represents the allegedly cash-strapped actor Nicolas Cage has said that celebrities sometimes need to be told to curb their spending.
Britney Spears' Affairs to Remain Under Control of Father, Attorney
Pop star Britney Spears' personal and business affairs will remain under the control of her father and an attorney who have been her conservators since early 2008 when her life was spinning out of control, a judge ruled on Thursday.
NY lawyer convicted in Dead Sea Scrolls case
NEW YORK - A New York lawyer has been convicted of using online aliases to influence scholarly debate over the...
NY lawyer convicted in Dead Sea Scrolls case
A New York lawyer has been convicted of using online aliases to influence scholarly debate over the Dead Sea Scrolls. Dead Sea Scrolls - New York - Dead Sea - Middle East - Israel
Prominent attorney hired by Daniel Covington’s family
(WHAS11) – As part of our ongoing investigation into the shooting death of Daniel Covington, we've discovered that a prominent attorney is now representing Covington's family. Steve Pence met with Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert White Wednesday to discuss the family's many unanswered questions and concerns about the case. Steve Pence is a heavy-hitter in the local legal community. He's a ...
Lawyer For Ala. Prof Pleased Mailbomb Probe Over
A Lawyer For A Former Alabama College Professor Charged In The Slayings Of Three Colleagues Says He's Glad She Won't Be Charged In An Old Mail-bombing Case In Massachusetts... Huntsville, Alabama - A lawyer for a former Alabama college professor charged in the slayings of three colleagues says he's glad she won't be charged in an old mail-bombing case in Massachusetts. Authorities in Boston said ...
Lawyer says Whitman's husband saw ex-maid letter
The attorney for Meg Whitman's former housekeeper released a copy Thursday of a purported 2003 letter that she says shows the Republican gubernatorial candidate knew all along that the maid might be an illegal immigrant.
City attorney announces resignation
City Attorney Deirdre Dexter announced Thursday that she is resigning from her post effective Dec. 1.
US lawyer convicted in Dead Sea Scrolls case
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A scholar's son was convicted Thursday of using online aliases to harass and discredit his father's detractors in a heated academic debate over the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Businessman was a dupe for hit man, lawyer says
A multimillionaire businessman accused of ordering a contract to kill his wife, was portrayed by his lawyer as a dupe who would hand over thousands of dollars to a "hit man" as part of a fantasy role-playing exercise.
Menon, With Barings Scalp, Takes Office as Singapore's Attorney General
Singapore’s new Attorney General Sundaresh Menon takes office today as the city state steps up its pursuit of financial misconduct and prepares to further liberalize the legal industry to boost its economy.
DA releases attorney pro tem files to Wooten's attorney
Members of the Collin County District Attorney's Office avoided having to take the witness stand by releasing the documents that appointed an attorney pro tem to investigate a Collin County district judge.
Attorney's Anti-Gay Blog Gets Heat
Andrew Shirvell, who works for the Attorney General, runs a blog that attacks a gay college student-body president
N.Y. Lawyer Convicted In Dead Sea Scrolls Case
Prosecutors said Raphael Golb, 50, used fake e-mail accounts and wrote blog posts under assumed names to take his father's side in an obscure but sharp-elbowed scholarly dispute over the scrolls' origins.
Lead attorney intends to leave Blagojevich defense
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 today.
Needham lawyer convicted of tax evasion
A lawyer from Needham was convicted today in federal court of tax evasion.
Colo prosecutor accused of unlawful sexual contact
A western Colorado district attorney accused of unlawful sexual contact and indecent exposure was arrested Thursday.
Lawyer hopes Honolulu police officer facing criminal charges can get fair trial
An Oahu judge on Thursday granted a Honolulu police officer's request for permission to travel to Disneyland...
Suu Kyi's lawyer sceptical about release
Lawyers for Burma's democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi are sceptical about the junta's statement that it plans to release her next month.
Lawyer argues that murder plot was 'a game'
A hulking hitman was accused of "scamming" a delusional dominatrix and her wealthy businessman lover out of more than $100,000 in a role-playing sexual fantasy, a Toronto jury heard Thursday.
NY lawyer convicted in Dead Sea Scrolls case
A scholar's son was convicted Thursday of using online aliases to harass and discredit his father's detractors in a heated academic debate over the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Lawyer guilty in Dead Sea Scrolls case
A scholar's son has been convicted of fraud amid debate over the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Whitman Husband Saw Letter Questioning Housekeeper, Lawyer Says
A handwritten note on a Social Security Administration letter shows Meg Whitman ’s husband saw it and contradicts denials by California ’s Republican candidate for governor, according to a lawyer for the couple’s former housekeeper.
Binay lawyer likens Roxas election plea to ‘corpse’
Like “doing surgery on a cadaver and resuscitating a corpse.”
Whitman Husband Saw Letter Questioning Housekeeper, Lawyer Says
A handwritten note on a Social Security Administration letter shows Meg Whitman’s husband saw it and contradicts denials by California’s Republican candidate for governor, according to a lawyer for the couple’s former housekeeper.
Yates County lawyer accused of stealing from 2 clients
A lawyer from Yates County accused of withholding thousands from a client is facing felony charges.
New York lawyer convicted in Dead Sea Scrolls case
Raphael Golb has been convicted of using online aliases to influence scholarly debate over Dead Sea Scrolls.
NY Lawyer Convicted In Dead Sea Scrolls Case
NEW YORK (AP) — A scholar’s son was convicted Thursday of using online aliases to harass and discredit his father’s detractors in a heated academic debate over the origins of the Dead Sea Scrolls. A [...]
Convicted murderer files complaint with R.I. Supreme Court over defense lawyer
PROVIDENCE - Lawyer Matthew B. Smith withdrew as defense counsel for convicted murderer Dana Gallop on Thursday, after Gallop submitted a complaint against him with the Rhode Island Supreme Court office of disciplinary counsel.
Killian confirmed as U.S. attorney for Eastern District of Tennessee
Jasper, Tenn., lawyer William C. Killian has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee - drawing praise from U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander , R-Tenn.
Kratz Attorney: Autopsy Allegation is False
The attorney for embattled Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz is responding to more allegations against Kratz and the governor's effort to remove Kratz from office.
AG Names Special Prosecutor for Ken Kratz Removal Proceedings
Assistant attorney general and former Fond du Lac County district attorney Tom Storm will gather and present evidence supporting Kratz's removal from office.
Attorney General Seeks Information on Misconduct by DA Kratz
"The Wisconsin Department of Justice seeks the assistance of any other persons who may have had questionable encounters in the past with Mr. Kratz."
Attorney General Statement on OLR's Decision
"OLR has done the right thing," Attorney General JB Van Hollen writes.
Lawyer debates civil suit against Kratz
The attorney representing the domestic abuse victim targeted by Calumet County Dist. Atty. Ken Kratzs unwanted sexual advances said today he is far more likely to file a civil lawsuit to test his clients constitutional protections.
Attorney General Reacts to DA's Alleged Actions
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said  his office is ready to assist the governor if and when a Calumet County resident files a complaint against D.A. Ken Kratz.
Governor, Attorney General Say They'll Follow Procedure in Kratz Case
Governor Doyle, shocked at the alleged actions of Ken Kratz, announced he will pursue the removal of the Calumet County district attorney from office.