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Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy case against lawyer-boyfriend, 2 doctors goes to jury
LOS ANGELES - The Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy case, charging her lawyer-boyfriend and two doctors with providing the former Playboy model with excessive amounts of drugs, was placed in the hands of a jury Friday.
No right to 'lawyer up', Supreme Court rules
OTTAWA - Criminals who get their legal advice from Law & Order episodes be warned: the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled there is no constitutional right to have a lawyer present while the cops question you.[...]
Gov. Ted Strickland names local attorney, six others to casino control commission
Cleveland attorney Vanessa Whiting was one of seven people named by Strickland to sit on the Ohio Casino Control Commission. Whiting and the others named to the $60,000-a-year, part-time posts were picked from among nearly 200 applicants.
Judge jails attorney for refusing to recite Pledge of Allegiance
A Mississippi judge sent a Lee County attorney to jail Wednesday for failing to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance while in court.
No Right To Have Lawyer Present During Questioning, Says Supreme Court
In three related decisions, a sharply divided court fine-tuned the rules on suspects' right to counsel.
Rizzo seeks to have CA lawsuit dismissed
An attorney for disgraced Bell city manager Robert Rizzo wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by state Attorney General Jerry Brown that claims Rizzo and seven others defrauded taxpayers.
Attorney: Mike Veon Can't Pay $2M Restitution
Convicted of 14 counts last March in the so-called Bonusgate scandal -- and now serving a six to 14-year sentence in prison -- Mike Veon owes the state nearly $2 million in restitution.  At least that's what state prosecutors say.
Attorney: Mike Veon Can't Pay $2M Restitution
Convicted of 14 counts last March in the so-called Bonusgate scandal -- and now serving a six to 14-year sentence in prison -- Mike Veon owes the state nearly $2 million in restitution.  At least that's what state prosecutors say.
NY Attorney General candidates debate
A lively debate between the two candidates for New York Attorney General unfolded at our WABC-TV studios.
Lawyer: Death Row Too Costly For Hayes
Steven Hayes, who was convicted of murdering Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, will try to avoid the death penalty by arguing that executions cost taxpayers more than life sentences.
Attorney General Koster announces $72 million settlement with Doe Run
Attorney General Chris Koster today announced that Doe Run Resources Corp. of St. Louis, North America's largest lead producer, has agreed to spend approximately $65 million to correct violations.
Attorney General Bruning Details Aggressive Phishing Text-Message Scam Targeting Nebraskans
Attorney General Jon Bruning today shared the details of an aggressive text-message scam targeting Nebraskans.
No right to have lawyer present during questioning, says Supreme Court
The American Miranda rule that gives a suspect the right to have a lawyer present during questioning has no place here, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday.
Lawyer Says Fisherman Did Not Hear Alarm
Elmira N.Y. - The lawyer representing the families of two Chemung County fisherman says their deaths could have been prevented.
Attorney Pleads Guilty To Grand Theft Charges
A personal injury attorney who stole $150,000 from clients over a five-year period pleaded guilty on Friday to felony grand theft charges.
Anna Nicole Smith drug case goes to jury
The Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy case, charging her lawyer-boyfriend and two doctors with providing the former Playboy model with excessive amounts of drugs, in the hands of a jury.
In Florida attorney general race, major contrasts in candidate priorities
For the first time in decades, Florida's next attorney general will be a prosecutor who's as comfortable in front of a judge and jury as a television camera.
Attorney gives insight into Elkmont hazing case
Huntsville attorney Mark McDaniel has no affiliation with this case, but says he's handled ones like it before.  He says the case will be handled differently, depending on if a judge grants the teens youthful offender status or decides to try them as adults.
EDITORIAL: Cooley for attorney general
Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley , the Republican nominee for attorney general, has built a strong reputation by being a watchdog over the Los Angeles Police Department and going after corrupt local officials. He would make an excellent at
US attorney's office agrees to the dismissal of Clark conviction
The U.S. attorney's office said Friday that it will agree to toss the corruption conviction of Jim Clark, wiping out the criminal record of the man who was once the most powerful unelected official in Alaska.
Attorney Alleges Unlawful Questioning
The attorneys of Elizabeth Johnson, the mother of baby Gabriel, want her case thrown out. They claim her rights were violated by a San Antonio detective who questioned her in jail.
Lawyer: Oswego River sirens didn't sound in time
The Elmira lawyer representing the families of two local men whose deaths have been blamed on a rapid rise in water levels on the river where they were fishing said the operator of the dam that released the flow did not give a required warning.
Lawyer Responds To Dam Operator's Report
Elmira N.Y. - The lawyer representing the families of two Chemung County fisherman says their deaths could have been prevented.
It's judge vs. judge in battle over Scientology lawyer
By Thomas C. Tobin, Times Staff Writer Friday, October 8, 2010 Usually it's the lawyers who tussle back and forth in court. But a dispute involving the Church of Scientology has two of the area's most notable judges locking horns, each saying the other stepped outside his jurisdiction. Pinellas Judge Robert E. Beach has filed a motion in federal court in Tampa saying U.S. District Judge Steven D ...
Debate begins in Attorney General race
The two candidates vying to be the next Attorney General go head to head in a debate in New York City. Our Grace Rauh has more on the heated exchanges between the candidates.
Lawyer says Brookfield Renewable Power report "misleading"
Oswego, NY -- The lawyer representing the families of two Southern Tier men who died while fishing in the Oswego River said Friday the report issued by Brookfield Renewable Power concerning sirens at its Varick plant is misleading. Brookfield issued...
Vancouver defence lawyer disappointed by Supreme Court ruling on rights under police interrogation
The country’s top court has concluded that a person does not have a constitutional right to have a lawyer present during an interview related to a criminal investigation.
Nominees True to Form in N.Y. Attorney General Debate
Daniel M. Donovan Jr., the Republican nominee for New York State attorney general, and Eric T. Schneiderman, the Democratic nominee, met on Friday in a fairly predictable debate.
Lawyer accuses judge of bias in foreclosure mediation cases
The attorney for a judicial candidate who will lose his home to foreclosure accused a judge hearing the dispute of being biased in favor of mortgage lenders.
District Attorney: Abbitt Case Is Under Review
Forsyth County District Attorney Jim O'Neill shares an opinion with the Attorney General about the case, but he says he can't share that opinion with the public.
Missouri attorney general's office wins conviction in slaying
Convinced by the Missouri attorney general and his deputy, a Jackson County jury Friday convicted a Kansas City man in a four-year-old drug-related slaying. Jurors found Joseph S. Jones, 30, guilty of first-degree murder, second-degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action in the August 2006 shotgun slaying of Tyrone D. Stamps, 24, and the shooting of a 10-year-old girl.
Lawyer: No flexibility from lenders as foreclosures rise
Foreclosure activity in Cherokee County has increased ever so slightly this month and still remains far ahead of last year's pace. There are 422 foreclosures being advertised today in the Cherokee...
Lawyer: Murderer's sentence 'harsh'
The attorney for a Fayette County woman convicted in July of murdering her boyfriend has asked a judge to acquit her, give her a new trial or reduce her sentence.
RI Attorney General Candidate Forum
Please join us at the 2010 Rhode Island Attorney General Candidate Forum! In partnership with Roger Williams University School of Law, the Rhode Island Center for Law and Public Policy is hosting the 2010 Rhode Island Attorney General Candidate Forum.
Lawyer says Kamp in solitary confinement
Heather Kamp is being punished by jailers for testimony she gave in the Ethan Mack trial Wednesday, her lawyer said Friday. "She's been put in solitary confinement," said Frank Cornely, Kamp's court-appointed lawyer.
Adelman attorney disputes audit's findings
Melodie Adelman's attorney said the state audit's findings are "irrelevant" and "wrong." "I have the same reaction that I had when we went to the school board meeting," Timothy Dempsey said Friday, referring to the Sept. 13 meeting when Adelman was fired.
Manatee attorney questions tactics in prostitution arrests
MANATEE — A local defense attorney says tactics used recently to make prostitution arrests could be pushing the limits after an undercover detective paid two women to perform sex acts with each other.
Yates’ attorney again points to mother
BARABOO - Defense attorney John M. Brinckman hammered away at his contention that "Mom did it" during the fourth day of David R. Yates' murder trial.
EAST HAMPTON CONTROVERSY: Chief's attorney wants decision faster
EAST HAMPTON — The attorney for ousted Police Chief Matthew A. Reimondo has filed a motion for accelerated action on his request for an injunction that would return Reimondo to his job.
Iowa attorney general seeks to halt foreclosures
DES MOINES -- Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Thursday called on three giant mortgage companies to halt foreclosure proceedings in the state while he investigates problems with documents filed with the courts.
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 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 wants review of insurance rates
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has asked state Insurance Commissioner Thomas Sullivan to reconsider rate hikes as high as 50 percent that he has granted Aetna and Anthem.
Hayes’ lawyer will argue death penalty too costly; Prosecutor calls tactic ‘irrelevant’ (documents)
NEW HAVEN — With the start of the penalty phase of the Steven Hayes trial a little over a week away, attorneys for the former Winsted man have filed legal papers indicating they will use an economic argument to keep their client from being put to death for the murders of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters.
Super lawyer’
Gary Greenwald, the founder of Greenwald law offices in Chester, Wurtsboro and New York City, was recently named to the Hudson Valley “Super Lawyers” list in the field of general litigation.
New U.S. attorney John Walsh to target economic crimes, terrorism
Colorado's new U.S. attorney waited 18 months for his dream job while senators in Washington wrangled over confirmations and President Barack Obama's first nominee dropped out.
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: Nobel winner's wife has 'disappeared'
The world's newest Nobel Peace Prize winner remained unreachable in a Chinese prison Saturday, while his wife has "disappeared," according to his lawyer.
Iowa attorney general seeks to halt foreclosures
DES MOINES -- Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller on Thursday called on three giant mortgage companies to halt foreclosure proceedings in the state while he investigates problems with documents filed with the courts.
VU Law School grad sworn as deputy attorney general
VALPARAISO -- As Tamara Weaver was sworn in on Friday as a deputy attorney general, she wore a black suit and minimal makeup that attested to her professionalism. These contrasted with her neon pink nail polish and the rubber bracelets that showed off her youth. Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants her to join his office for both qualities. Zoeller said he expects Weaver, 26, to bring ...