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Lawyer: Slain radio newsman lured teen to NYC home
A teenager accused of fatally stabbing a radio newsman he met through Craigslist was lured to the man's apartment for illegal sex, his lawyer said Monday at the start of the boy's trial on a charge of second-degree...
No bull: N.L. lawyer may file suit over moose accidents
When the Newfoundland government introduced moose to the province from neighbouring New Brunswick almost 100 years ago, officials didn't think the large animals would one day cause such havoc on the highways.
AG, Utah County attorney to discuss `Sister Wives' case
The season finale for the reality show "Sister Wives" aired Sunday night. On Monday, officials at the Utah County Attorney's Office confirmed they will be meeting with prosecutors from the Utah Attorney General's Office to discuss possible charges of bigamy against Kody Brown and his wives.
No charges against Washington man in Blackwater shooting
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Seattle is closing its investigation into the fatal December 2006 shooting of an Iraqi security guard in Baghdad by former Seattle resident Andrew J. Moonen. The decision to close the investigation without criminal charges was made following an "extensive and thorough investigation," according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Attorney General goes back to school
B.C. Attorney General Michael de Jong (right) spoke to teacher Karen Saenger’s Grade 11 social studies class at Abbotsford Collegiate on Monday morning. De Jong was the third in a series of speakers to address the class in the last few weeks.
Democrat attorney general candidate George Jepsen says he's the right person for the job
George Jepsen, Democratic for candidate for attorney general, meets with The News-Times editorial board Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. Photo: Carol Kaliff / The News-Times | Buy This Photo
Doctor implanted Octomom with 12 embryos: lawyer
LOS ANGELES — Nadya Suleman’s fertility doctor implanted a dozen embryos in the pregnancy that gave her octuplets, a state attorney said Monday, a number that another doctor said was unheard of and that surpasses Suleman’s assertion that only six embryos were implanted. Dr. Michael Kamrava’s action endangered...
No bull: N.L. lawyer may file suit over moose accidents
When the Newfoundland government introduced moose to the province from neighbouring New Brunswick almost 100 years ago, officials didn't think the large animals would one day cause such havoc on the highways.
Acquit accused murderer — Lawyer
Kyle Weese should be acquitted of first-degree murder in the slaying of Bailey Zaveda because the prosecution is relying on faulty identification evidence, a defence lawyer told a jury Monday.
ASK THE LAWYER: Legal issues involving neighbors
Our neighbor has done a number of crazy things, not just to us, and so finally I called the police and made a report. After the police came and questioned him, I got a letter from his lawyer telling me my report to the police was defamatory, that my neighbor is disabled, and that I am discriminating against him. They are threatening to sue me unless I retract the report. Do they have any basis ...
Orange County Business Council Endorses Steve Cooley for Attorney General
IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - October 18, 2010) - Orange County Business Council (OCBC), the leading voice of business in Orange County, has endorsed Steve Cooley for California Attorney General for the November 2 election. Cooley, a firm supporter of business issues, has a practical yet focused approach to improve California's quality of life by enforcing California's laws, aggressively prosecuting ...
Patricia Herzog, 88, a Lawyer Who Changed Marital Law, Dies
A case that Ms. Herzog took through the California courts led to a significant change — allowing one divorcing spouse to be reimbursed for having helped the other obtain an advanced degree.
Attempt to locate money meets recusal request
There is supposed to be a "fire wall" between York County District Attorney Tom Kearney and his staff who are prosecuting his former clients.
Campbell attorney race offers choices
No matter who wins the election for Campbell County attorney, the Campbell County High School Class of '74 will be represented.
Retaliation charged by union attorney in maternity leave case
An international union of airline flight attendants that fought for 16 years to get a federal law extended to its members giving employees time off for the birth and care of the newborn child has been accused of retaliating against one of its senior employees for taking maternity leave. Stephani ...
Louis 'Lee' Madere Jr., economist and lawyer, dies at age 71
'He liked being involved in everything'
Lawyer: Octuplets' mom implanted with 12 embryos
Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor implanted a dozen embryos in the pregnancy that gave her octuplets, a state attorney said Monday, a number that another doctor said was unheard of and surpasses Suleman's assertion that only six embryos were implanted.
Missouri attorney general urges education for teen murder defendant
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's attorney general says a 16-year-old girl accused of killing a young neighbor has a right to be educated while awaiting trial. Alyssa Bustamante is charged as an adult with first-degree murder in last October's death of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten near Jefferson City. A defense lawyer has asked the Missouri Supreme Court to order the Cole County sheriff to let ...
Attorney denies abuse claims against missing girl's stepmother
The stepmother of a 10-year-old North Carolina girl reported missing more than a week ago never abused the girl despite allegations from relatives and friends of the family, the woman's attorney said Monday.
Lawyer says Octomom implanted with 12 embryos
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nadya Suleman’s fertility doctor implanted a dozen embryos in the pregnancy that gave her octuplets, a state attorney said Monday, a number that another doctor said was unheard of and surpasses Suleman’s assertion that only six embryos were implanted.
Winters' attorney files for new sentencing
The North Platte Telegraph On Aug. 16, 21-year-old Ryan Winters was sentenced to spend the next 5-10 years in prison after being convicted for attempted sexual assault of a child. On Monday, his attorney, Stephen Potter called the sentencing excessive.
Cooley rolls out attack ad, takes aim at Harris' record
We've been waiting for this . Republican attorney general hopeful Steve Cooley finally started spending all that money he's amassed , rolling out an attack ad today against his Democratic opponent, Kamala Harris. With...
Attorney General Not "Bypassed" or "Avoided", says Ministry of Law
New Delhi, Oct.18 : Reacting to a national daily report stating "Vahanvati son's role in Vedanta makes Centre bypass AG", the Ministry of Law and Justice while terming it "inaccurate" and "false", today sought to clarify that there was no question of "avoiding" or "bypassing" the Attorney General.
Democratic attorney general candidate George Jepsen looks to improve case management
George Jepsen, Democratic for candidate for attorney general, meets with The News-Times editorial board Monday, Oct. 18, 2010. Photo: Carol Kaliff / The News-Times | Buy This Photo
Mo. AG urges education for teen murder suspect
Missouri's attorney general says a 16-year-old girl accused of killing a young neighbor because she wanted to know how it felt should be educated while awaiting trial.
Saudi prince never meant to kill his aide, lawyer says
The defense lawyer for a Saudi prince charged with killing his aide admitted Monday that his client had committed the crime but disputed the prosecution's contention that he had done so willfully.
Monica Conyers' lawyer: Court erred
Monica Conyers has officially petitioned a federal appellate court for legal intervention.
Trio Of Candidates Vie For Attorney General Seat
One candidate hopes to put an end to pill mills, while another wants to legalize marijuana and a third wants to prevent mortgage fraud.
Attorney general candidate has maintained popularity in L.A.
Though his opponent portrays D.A. Steve Cooley as a lock-'em-up Republican, he's known more as a moderate, straightforward lawman in his L.A. County jurisdiction. Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley strolled into a conference room that bristled with news cameras on a recent morning and announced a sweeping set of corruption charges against government leaders in Bell.
HPD's internal investigation turned over to district attorney
An internal investigation at the Hattiesburg Police Department is now in the hands of the district attorney.
Campaign for AG candidate wants ad pulled
The campaign of Democratic attorney general candidate David Leyton asked the Michigan Republican Party today to pull a TV ad attacking him, claiming the woman it features made an anti-Semitic statement online.
Monica Conyers' lawyer: Court erred
Monica Conyers has officially petitioned a federal appellate court for legal intervention.
Law dean: Clear differences between California attorney general candidates
SACRAMENTO - The choice for California attorney general in the upcoming election is between Republican candidate Steve Cooley, Los Angeles County District Attorney, and Democratic candidate Kamala Harris, San Francisco District Attorney.
Florida Attorney General Candidates Square Off
The candidates for Florida's attorney general squared off in a debate Monday night.
Acquit accused murderer Lawyer
Kyle Weese should be acquitted of first-degree murder in the slaying of Bailey Zaveda because the prosecution is relying on faulty identification evidence, a defence lawyer told a jury Monday.
The full reform ticket
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is vowing to "clean up Albany" if elected governor. But, as we said on these pages yesterday, it'll be tough for any one person to do that. Which is why New Yorkers planning to vote for Cuomo would do well to back like-minded reformers for...
County attorney candidates face off
HIBBING — Candidates for St. Louis County attorney traded barbs over endorsements during a debate Thursday at Hibbing City Hall.
Cleve Bryant's attorney says client was falsely accused
Cleve Bryant's attorney says client was falsely accused
Feds: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mi. Violated Anti-Trust Law
Michigan's Attorney General and the Dept. of Justice filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Monday. The government accuses Blue Cross of forcing hospitals to raise prices for other insurance plans.
Cleve Bryant's attorney says client was falsely accused
Cleve Bryant's attorney says client was falsely accused
Macon attorney takes office as new federal magistrate
Macon attorney Charles Weigle is scheduled to begin work Tuesday as a new U.S. District Court magistrate judge in the Middle District of Georgia.
David Widlak had been lawyer, banker, father and husband
The story of David Widlak, the missing banker whose body was found Sunday evening floating among weeds in Lake St. Clair, has been media fodder for four weeks and a hot topic at local bars, restaurants, and office coolers.
Questions Remain on Departure of College Station City Attorney Cargill
Harvey Cargill resigned unexpectedly last week and the city has been tied up with costly legal suits in recent years.
R.I. attorney general hopefuls talk cuts, ethics at debate
PROVIDENCE — The five candidates running for attorney general expressed their opinions Monday night on everything from how they’d address an anticipated cut in the office’s budget to the need for a constitutional convention and the circumstances, if any, under which they’d recuse themselves from handling cases if elected the state’s chief law enforcement officer.
U.S. attorney aims to limit voter fraud
COLUMBIA — South Carolina's top federal prosecutor is laying out his approach to handling voter abuse complaints for the upcoming midterm elections.
Lawyer: Octuplets’ mom implanted with 12 embryos
Associated Press LOS ANGELES Nadya Suleman’s fertility doctor implanted her with a dozen embryos
Florida Attorney Buys Bugatti, Yacht, Mansion With His Foreclosure Fortune
For Americans, the foreclosure crisis has wiped out fortunes, bringing destitution and homelessness. For Florida attorney David J. Stern , it has brought mansions, a Bugatti sports car and a luxury yacht.
Virginia Attorney General Sits Down with CBS 6 To Talk About Health Care Battle
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli sat down to talk about his battle with the White House over the historic health care reform law.
Lawyer: Dismiss $30M suit against town
FRONT ROYAL -- An attorney representing the town in a $30 million defamation lawsuit has filed supporting arguments in Warren County Circuit Court for dismissing the claim.
Tennessee: U.S. Attorney Defends Constitutionality of Mosque
Federal attorneys have entered a battle over the construction of a mosque by offering legal proof that Islam is a recognized religion entitled to constitutional protection.