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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 'victimised' firm employee
A prominent criminal solicitor is ordered to pay more than £11,000 to a partner at his law firm after a tribunal found he victimised her.
Lawyer in Whitman flap mum on details, party ties
Republican Meg Whitman's former maid said Tuesday she's not a Democratic pawn in California's race for governor, but her attorney refused again to provide key details about her claims that Whitman employed her for nearly a decade despite knowing she was in the U.S. illegally.
AG Biden asks 3 banks to freeze foreclosures
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden's office sent letters Tuesday asking three mortgage lenders to suspend all pending foreclosures until the banks can review their policies.
NJ councilman's attorney wants testimony tossed
An attorney for Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small says Small's grand jury testimony should be suppressed from his ballot fraud case.
Facebook spammer's $1B fine is excessive: lawyer
A Montreal man who spammed millions of Facebook users has been handed a disproportionate $1-billion punishment that favours a vengeful corporation, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Atlantic City councilman's lawyer says grand jury testimony should be suppressed
The Associated PressAtlantic City councilman Marty Small ATLANTIC CITY — An attorney for Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small says Small's grand jury testimony should be suppressed from his ballot fraud case. Small's attorney says the councilman was never told he...
Missouri attorney general launches effort promoting Internet safety
JEFFERSON CITY— Attorney General Chris Koster has turned himself into a cartoon character to promote Internet safety to children. Koster's state website now includes a cartoon depiction of himself on a surfboard, about to be attacked by a giant shark. It directs viewers to a web page offering tips about Internet safety to parents, educators, young children and teenagers. For example, children ...
Facebook spammer's $1B fine is excessive: lawyer
A Montreal man who spammed millions of Facebook users has been handed a disproportionate $1-billion punishment that favours a vengeful corporation, his lawyer said Wednesday.
NC Attorney General Asks For Halt In Foreclosures
North Carolina's attorney general is asking 14 lenders to stop foreclosure proceedings while they review their procedures.
Defense lawyer in massacre case turns aggressive in grilling gov’t witness
Unlike in previous Maguindanao massacre court hearings, defense lawyer Sigfrid Fortun on Wednesday turned aggressive in questioning the government witness and the government lawyers in the case.
Dallas County officials hire private lawyer for conflict-of-interest probe of DA Craig Watkins
Watkins withdrew his request for records from Commissioner Maureen Dickey, but the court still wants to know if he violated state rules. |
Atlantic City, NJ councilman's attorney wants grand jury testimony tossed
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — An attorney for Atlantic City Councilman Marty Small says Small's grand jury testimony should be suppressed from his ballot fraud case.
Wis. Attorney Accused Of Trying To Get Pot
Prosecutors have charged a Wausau defense attorney with using a client to obtain marijuana.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen pledges to fight child porn, budget cuts
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen faces Scott Hassett, the former secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, in the Nov. 2 general election to be the states attorney.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen defends sexting response
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen maintained Tuesday that his office appropriately handled the case of a district attorney who sent sexual text messages to a domestic violence victim.
Attorney Ronald Moore charged with attempted possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia
A Wausau attorney faces criminal drug charges after he tried to have a client buy marijuana for him in February, according to court records.
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.
Lawyer Says Native American Woodcarver Shot 4 Times In Side By Police
An attorney for the family of a First Nations woodcarver shot to death by a Seattle police officer says the man was struck by four bullets on his right side. Attorney Tim Ford tells The Seattle Times that indicates that 50-year-old John Williams was not facing the officer in the Aug. 30 incident.
Lawyer wanted Orlando officer tested for steroids after fight with 84-year-old man
Lawyer wanted Orlando officer tested for steroids after fight with 84-year-old man
Lawyer Says He'd Rather Go to Jail Than Represent Accused Killer Leon Davis
Defense lawyer Robert Norgard told a judge Wednesday that he would rather go to jail for contempt of court than continue representing accused killer Leon Davis. The pair are seen here during a July hearing.
Attorney: NC investigators interview Wichard
Investigators with the North Carolina Secretary of State's office have interviewed NFL agent Gary Wichard as part of their probe into whether the state's sports agent laws were broken.
North Carolina attorney general investigating 15 lenders over foreclosure practices
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - North Carolina's attorney general is investigating the state's 15 largest mortgage lenders, questioning them about procedures used in foreclosure.
Facebook spammer's $1B fine is excessive: lawyer
A Montreal man who spammed millions of Facebook users has been handed a disproportionate $1-billion punishment that favours a vengeful corporation, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Rutgers Student Charged in Tyler Clementi Case Should Not Face Bias Charges
An attorney for Dharun Ravi asks the public not to rush to judgment - and expresses condolences over the death
NC Attorney General Asks Halt In Foreclosures
North Carolina's Attorney General Is Asking 14 Lenders To Stop Foreclosure Proceedings While They Review Their Procedures The Charlotte Observer Reported That... Charlotte, North Carolina - North Carolina's attorney general is asking 14 lenders to stop foreclosure proceedings while they review their procedures. The Charlotte Observer reported that Attorney General Roy Cooper made the request ...
Anna Nicole Smith trial examines doctor-patient relationships
Defense lawyers for Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend-lawyer Howard K. Stern and two doctors present their closing arguments Wednesday in a trial that examined the relationship between the physicians and their celebrity client.
Canadian lawyer linked to Kabila stoning freed in DR Congo
KINSHASA (AFP) - Congolese authorities have released a Canadian lawyer detained last week for photographing an incident in which President Joseph Kabila's official convoy was stoned.
Canadian lawyer linked to Kabila stoning freed in DR Congo
Congolese authorities have released a Canadian lawyer detained last week for photographing an incident in which President Joseph Kabila's official convoy was stoned.
24-month sentence for Sam Riddle, lawyer says
Detroit political consultant Sam Riddle is due in federal court in Detroit at 2:30 p.m. today to face sentencing for bribery and extortion, although his 11th hour appeal for a delay in sentencing is still pending.
Lawyer sentenced for perjury
A Wyoming immigration attorney will spend the next six months behind bars and two years on supervised release after obstructing justice and inducing a witness to commit perjury.
Lawyer asks for 24 months or less for Riddle
Sam Riddle's lawyer urged in a court filing today that the political consultant should spend no more than 24 months in federal prison — not the 37 months prosecutors are seeking — when he is sentenced later today.
Kansas Attorney General comments on funeral protest case
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six was present at Wednesday's Supreme Court hearing against the Westboro Baptist Church.
NEW PICTURES: Former Floyd County attorney Marzen testifies in hearing over his removal
FORT DODGE, Iowa - Former Floyd County Attorney Jesse Marzentestified Tuesday that supervisors probably followed the rules whenthey effectively removed him from office six months ago.
Attorney General candidate calls for legalizing marijuana
Fort Lauderdale lawyer Jim Lewis, who's running a poorly funded, little-noticed campaign for state attorney general has come up with a notable way to attract attention.
Canadian lawyer linked to Kabila stoning freed in DR Congo
Congolese authorities have released a Canadian lawyer detained last week for photographing an incident in which President Joseph Kabila's official convoy was stoned.
Attorney General Holder confident US can try terrorism case in civilian court despite setback
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says he is confident the Justice Department can successfully prosecute a Guantanamo Bay detainee in civilian court despite a setback the judge in the case has dealt to prosecutors.
Former Glens Falls mayor named Victory Village attorney
VICTORY -- Former Glens Falls Mayor Robert Regan was appointedas the new village attorney during a board meeting Tuesdaynight.
Canadian lawyer linked to Kabila stoning freed in DR Congo
Congolese authorities have released a Canadian lawyer detained last week for photographing an incident in which President Joseph Kabila's official convoy was stoned.
Attorney Announces Intentions in Girard Judge Race
The November general election still about a month away, but a Liberty lawyer is already looking toward the 2011 primary. Marty Hume announced his candidacy for Girard Municipal Court Judge Wednesday. The race may get interesting because the spot will be left vacant by Judge Michael Bernard, who's retiring after 18 years on the bench. Hume said although he's the first to put in a bid for the ...
Lawyer for Dharun Ravi says no evidence will be found to support bias charges
The lawyer for Rutgers student Dharun Ravi, accused of using a webcam to watch his roommate in a sexual encounter with another man, issued a statement today expressing confidence that his client would not be charged with a bias crime based on the victim's sexual orientation.
Attorney general's opinion clears way for Penn National to continue financing No Slots at the Mall
The right to free speech allows the gambling giants fighting over the proposed Arundel Mills casino to continue pouring millions of dollars into the campaign, according to Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler.
Gowns in district court 'silly, elitist', Wellington lawyer says
A suggestion that gowns be worn for trials in district courts has been called a "leap backwards" by a Wellington lawyer
1 defense lawyer ends argument in Smith case
The first of three defense attorneys has completed his closing argument in the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy case, asking jurors to find a psychiatrist not guilty of illegally prescribing medication to the former Playboy model.
Former Attorney Faces Life in Prison
First on FOX: He's accused of passing himself off as an attorney and taking advantage of those who would pay him for legal services.
City responds to Attorney General's report on Imam shooting
DEARBORN — The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has released its findings in the FBI action that resulted in the death of Imam Luqman Abdullah on October 28, 2009 in a warehouse in Dearborn. The Attorney General’s Office concluded that no Michigan law had been broken.
Attorney wants online court records blocked
ELYRIA — Five defendants in murder and rape cases want their online court records blocked from public view while they are on trial.
Defense lawyer ends argument in Smith drug case
One of Anna Nicole Smith's doctors prescribed drugs to help the model cope with the death of her son and shouldn't be convicted of conspiring to feed her addiction, a defense attorney argued Wednesday.
NC Attorney General Asks For Halt In Foreclosures
North Carolina's Attorney General Is Asking 14 Lenders To Stop Foreclosure Proceedings While They Review Their Procedures The Charlotte Observer Reported That... Charlotte, North Carolina - North Carolina's attorney general is asking 14 lenders to stop foreclosure proceedings while they review their procedures. The Charlotte Observer reported that Attorney General Roy Cooper made the request ...
Witness saw van near dump site, jury in Danbury murder trial told
State's Attorney Stephen Sedensky, left, and Assistant State's Attorney Sharmese Hodge, confer with Defense Attorney Mickey Sherman, right, in Superior Court in Danbury, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2010. Marash Gojacj is on trial for the murder of Joe Vuli.