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Lawyer plans to file malpractice claims in stent cases
104 patients to file against hospital, doctor An attorney says negotiations with St. Joseph Medical Center over patients who received cardiac stents they might not have needed have collapsed and that he plans to file malpractice claims on behalf of 104 clients.
Pfizer Unit Hid Prempro’s Health Risks, Lawyer Says
A Pfizer Inc. unit failed to properly warn doctors and consumers that its Prempro menopause drug could cause breast cancer, a lawyer for an Arkansas woman who developed the disease told jurors.
ASK THE LAWYER: Power of Attorney does not give power to change will
Our mom made her will seven years ago. In the last three, she has had progressive dementia and is now in a facility. My brother has a Power of Attorney, including for financial matters. Can he change our mom's will? If not, is there anything we can do?
Lawyer plans to file malpractice claims in stent cases
104 patients to file against hospital, doctor An attorney says negotiations with St. Joseph Medical Center over patients who received cardiac stents they might not have needed have collapsed and that he plans to file malpractice claims on behalf of 104 clients.
Lawyer for Casino Owner says Indictments are Political
Attorney for Milton McGregor says the federal government is intruding on a state debate
Mehserle’s Lawyer Asks For New Trial
The defense lawyer for former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle says his client deserves a new trial.
Attorney general issues new demand for UVa climate research
The new subpoena takes a narrower focus than the last, which was tossed out by a judge.
Attorney seeks retrial in BART shooting case
A lawyer representing the white former San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed black passenger is asking a Los Angeles judge to grant a new trial.
Lawyer slugged; convict charged
The prisoner apparently was unhappy with the judge's sentence. Charles R. Lewis was led back to the holding cell in the Lancaster County Courthouse, waiting to talk with his attorney, after receiving an 8-year prison sentence on gun and drug charges. But when defense attorney Cory Miller walked in...
Defense attorney claims upcoming election prompted arrest
The attorney representing a man suspected of child molest said political motives are behind the prosecution of his client after a more than two-year time delay.
Attorney seeks retrial in CA train station death
The attorney representing a white former San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed black passenger is asking a Los Angeles judge for a new trial.
Lawyer alleges bias in Greenwich molestation case
As a molestation case inches closer toward trial, the lawyer representing a former Greenwich High School special education assistant said he believes his client is being treated unfairly because he is gay.
Mehserle's lawyer seeks new trial
Johannes Mehserle's lawyer asked a judge Monday to set aside the former BART police officer's manslaughter conviction for shooting an unarmed passenger and order a new trial, saying new evidence of a similar shooting by a Kentucky policeman undercuts the...
Attorney seeks retrial in CA train station death
The attorney representing a white former San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed black passenger is asking a Los Angeles judge for a new trial.
Placerville attorney 15th person sentenced in federal drug case
A Placerville attorney has become the 15th person sentenced in a major federal drug enforcement case.
Attorney seeks retrial in California train station death
The attorney representing a white former San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed black passenger is asking a Los Angeles judge for a new...
Blagojevich lawyer to speak at NAACP banquet
BENTON TOWNSHIP - Attorney Sam Adam Jr., who with his father, Sam Adam Sr., represented former Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich in his corruption trial, will be the keynote speaker during the annual NAACP-Benton Harbor Branch Freedom Fund banquet Saturday, organizers announced.
Attorney seeks retrial in CA train station death
The attorney representing a white former San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed black passenger is asking a Los Angeles judge for a new trial.
Mehserle attorney seeks new trial
Three months after the involuntary manslaughter conviction of a former BART police officer who shot and killed an unarmed passenger, his defense attorney is asking for a new trial. A key point in Johannes Mehserle’s defense was his claim that he confused his yellow X26 Taser with his firearm the night he...
Attorney seeks retrial in BART shooting case
The attorney representing a Johannes Mehserle is asking a Los Angeles judge for a new trial.
Propp is selected to take over as the new Los Gatos town attorney
An attorney with extensive land use experince has been chosen to be the new Los Gatostown attorney. Judith Propp, who is currently the senior assistant city attorney for Livermore, is expected to be on the job by Nov. 8.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli renews demand in UVA global warming case
Cuccinelli is investigating whether manipulated data was used to obtain government grants. RICHMOND, Va. (AP) --
Attorney Seeks Retrial In BART Shooting Case
A lawyer representing the white former San Francisco Bay Area rapid transit officer convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed black passenger is asking a Los Angeles judge to grant a new trial.
Elderly community in West Delray claims fraud, sues attorney
A senior community west of Delray Beach is suing an attorney and his firm for alleged fraud and misrepresentation while handling its property insurance claims in the aftermath of Hurricane Wilma.
Kamala Harris' San Francisco credentials may not fly in rest of state
As the liberal city's district attorney campaigns against L.A.'s Steve Cooley for state attorney general, her opposition to the death penalty and stances on other issues could work against her. In Kamala Harris' successful, hard-fought campaign for San Francisco district attorney in 2003, the Democrat and her two rivals found rare common ground on the nationally hypercharged issue of the death ...
Thief should be spared jail: lawyer
A forklift driver who "couldn't help himself" when he stole goods intended for bushfire victims should be spared immediate jailing, his lawyer has argued.
Thief should be spared jail: lawyer
A forklift driver who "couldn't help himself" when he stole goods intended for bushfire victims should be spared immediate jailing, his lawyer has argued.
Joseph Duncan requests attorney instead of representing himself
An Indio judge appointed an attorney today for a convicted killer charged with the 1997 abduction and killing of a 10-year-old Beaumont boy. Joseph Edward Duncan III requested a public defender more than a year after battling with the court to represent himself in his death penalty trial. Duncan appeared in an Indio courtroom, sitting in the jury box, while wearing an orange jail uniform beneath ...
Attorney General warns of fax scam
Author(s):  Lance Ingram A recent fraudulent fax claiming to be from Tanzania has caused many concerned citizens to call the Attorney General’s office. The scam has seen various other forms including being sent via fax, e-mail and letter. Its message states that the sender has a large sum of money and needs help transferring it out of a foreign country. As a reward for the consumer’s help, the ...
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Meck DA candidates talk of need for reforms
Mecklenburg County candidates for district attorney agreed Monday that the office faces daunting problems, especially keeping repeat offenders behind bars.
District Attorney hopefuls, others to attend debate
WEST SPRINGFIELD - Residents of Agawam and West Springfield will get a chance to hear candidates for Hampden County District Attorney as well as for the legislature cross swords during debates Tuesday and Thursday.
Montgomery County lawyer indicted
PHILADELPHIA — An Huntingdon Valley man was indicted Friday with and three business owners with allegedly conspiring to violate federal immigration laws and make false statements to the government.
Slain lawyer feared lover's wrath
Attorney Margaret Allen kept a journal about her abusive boyfriend, according to court documents in his murder trial. She didn't want to have his baby, but she feared he would kill her if she didn't. Then she had a miscarriage.
Horner's original attorney may join defense
HOLLIDAYSBURG - A Pittsburgh attorney who originally represented Nicholas A.
Hearing expected for suspect in Nigeria terrorist attack
A hearing is expected Tuesday for a man held after deadly bombings in Nigeria.
Endorsement, attorney general: Abbott is reliable ally to taxpayers
Endorsement, attorney general: Abbott is reliable ally to taxpayers
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Lawyer wants aiding-suicide case in Minn. dismissed
A lawyer for an ex-nurse charged with encouraging two people to kill themselves says the case should be dismissed because Minnesota's law on assisting suicide is vague and his client's behavior is protected speech.
Jury seated in capital murder case in lawyer’s slaying
HAMILTON — After hours of questioning, a jury was sworn in about 5 p.m. Monday in the capital murder trial of Calvin McKelton, a Cincinnati man accused of killing Fairfield attorney Margaret “Missy” Allen and a witness who police say could have linked him to the lawyer’s death.A total of 150 prospective jurors were called to duty, about half were summoned for Monday’s jury selection that began ...
Jury seated in capital murder case in lawyer’s slaying
HAMILTON — After hours of questioning, a jury was sworn in about 5 p.m. Monday in the capital murder trial of Calvin McKelton, a Cincinnati man accused of killing Fairfield attorney Margaret “Missy” Allen and a witness who police say could have linked him to the lawyer’s death.A total of 150 prospective jurors were called to duty, about half were summoned for Monday’s jury selection that began ...
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.
Lawyer for BART cop shooter request new trial
LOS ANGELES - Lawyers for former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle have asked a Los Angeles judge to issue a new trial after the discovery of new evidence.
Main Line lawyer found guilty of having sex with minor
A Main Line lawyer has been convicted of sexually abusing a Russian ballet dancer he helped support.
Attorney files to toss spy suit
The attorney for a retired special agent with the U.S. Coast Guard has filed a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit alleging that the agent spied on members of an Olympia anti-war group.
Child services lawyer named Stanislaus County court commissioner
Stanislaus County Superior Court officials on Monday announced the appointment of attorney Ken Hara as a court commissioner.
In Fosamax Case, $8 Million Award Reduced and Attorney Sanctioned
A federal judge has sanctioned a plaintiffs lawyer and reduced the jury award in one of the bellwether cases in the MDL over the anti-osteoporosis drug Fosamax. The judge called the $8 million verdict returned by a jury in favor of plaintiff Shirley Boles "excessive" and gave Boles the option of either getting a retrial on damages or taking $1.5 million.
Attorney: File oil spill claim and lawsuit
Businesses that hope to get a settlement from the Gulf Coast Claims Facility may still want to file suit, attorney says.
Affair kicked off troubles for Montrose County DA
Whether 7th Judicial District Attorney Myrl Serra is guilty of official-misconduct and felony sex charges is not yet determined.