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Lawyer blasts leak of victim's alcohol level
The lawyer for the family of an Easton college student killed by New York police last weekend hammered an anonymous...
Terra Firma Lawyer Will Call Citigroup Banker as Hostile Witness
The Citigroup Inc. banker accused of misleading Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd. founder Guy Hands about the 2007 auction of EMI Group Ltd. will tell his story to a Manhattan federal jury as early as Oct. 25.
State's attorney finds for Tazewell sheriff in news conference flap
Tazewell County Sheriff Bob Huston acted within his authority when he held a news conference two weeks ago on county property to address a vote of no confidence by the jailers union, State's Attorney Stewart Umholtz said Friday.
Attorney general dragnet breaks up drug ring
SCRANTON - State investigators and local police arrested more than two dozen suspects Friday allegedly connected to two drug syndicates involved in the distribution of more than $1 million in narcotics in Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. Narcotics agen
State's Attorney's trial set to start in spring
WOODSTOCK – McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s attorney plans to ask a judge to dismiss the state corruption charges against him in December.
Lawyer: DA backs dropping charges
JOHNSTOWN - Three felony charges may soon be dropped against murder suspect Derek A. "Deke" Kenney now that Fulton County District Attorney Louise Sira has joined in a defense motion to dismiss them.
District attorney reads to students
WILKES-BARRE – The Luzerne County district attorney reports a woman was seen walking backwards and upside down, dancing a jig with a pig and playing leap frog with a dog.
Navajo high court disbars legislative attorney
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation's high court has disbarred the top attorney for the tribe's legislative branch...
Bell officials oppose court-ordered monitor
City's administrators fear the state attorney general's proposal for an overseer with unfettered access to city business could strengthen lawsuits against the city and open officials to further scrutiny. Bell city officials are opposing an effort to have a court-appointed monitor watch over the scandal-rocked city, saying it could give investigators unlimited access to city documents and ...
Attorney: Sloops can't claim spousal privilege
FARMINGTON -- Spousal privilege will be a non-issue in upcoming preliminary hearings for a couple accused of killing 4-year-old Ethan Stacy, prosecutors said. Related Content Murder suspects Nathan and Stephanie Sloop in court, October 23, 2010 no read more
Attorney, shot to death, owed $23.5M
Novi — A man found fatally shot in his apartment this week was a controversial medical malpractice attorney who owed at least $23.5 million from court judgments, loans and unpaid claims, court records and interviews show. Nicholas Anthony Ianni Jr., 55, was found Wednesday morning in his apartment near Novi Road and 10 Mile by police conducting a welfare check after one of his business ...
Parish attorney on leave after arrest
L’Observateur LAPLACE – A St. John the Baptist Parish attorney who serves as the Parish Council’s legal advisor, has taken a leave of absence from the district attorney’s office following an arrest for DWI and public intimidation on Sept. 23.
Lawyer accused of bias crimes
A veteran lawyer with the state Department of Civil Service faces hate crime charges for allegedly threatening to kill an African-American woman and kidnap a little black boy and tie him up during two separate phone calls over the summer to people of color in the neighborhood, according to court papers. James J. Hennessey Jr. attempted to hide the origins of the calls, which occurred on July 19 ...
Arizona must stop execution of man failed by his defence lawyer
Jeffrey Landrigan, who is to be executed next week, has been denied a hearing into his claim that he received poor legal representation at his trial.
Watergate prosecutor Neal dies
James F Neal, the US lawyer who regularly grabbed headlines - whether prosecuting Jimmy Hoffa or key Watergate figures, or defending Elvis Presley’s doctor or the Exxon Corp after the Alaska oil spill - has died. He was 81.
Metro briefs
MCHENRY COUNTY: State's attorney wants case vs. him tossedMcHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi will ask that corruption charges filed against him be dismissed, his attorney said Friday, as Bianchi formally pleaded not guilty to allegations he ordered employees to do political work for him on county time. Bianchi, 67, entered not guilty pleas to charges of obstructing justice and ...
Attorney general race between J.B. Van Hollen and Scott Hassett running below the radar
Races for the Senate, House and governors office have dominated this cycle, but voters will also decide another important race
Our View: Steve Cooley for attorney general
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris, the Democratic nominee for California attorney genera
Lawyer fined in e-mail spying
The former top lawyer for the Ohio Department of Public Safety yesterday admitted to illegally obtaining confidential information as part of an e-mail surveillance program and agreed to cooperate with investigators probing other possible wrongdoing in the department.
Attorney general candidates talking tough on reform
Republican Dan Donovan and Democrat Eric Schneiderman are coming from very different places as they seek to take over the position of the "People's Lawyer."
Attorney cleared in fraud lawsuit
LOCKPORT — A judge has ruled that Niagara Falls attorney Mark J. Gabriele did nothing improper and should not be a defendant in a fraud lawsuit over the sale of land that became the Hickory Stick Golf Course in Lewiston.
State’s Attorney Candidates to Debate Thursday
Deborah Riley publicly challenges her opponent in the race for Shelby County State's Attorney to a debate sponsored by the Shelbyville High School. 
Attorney general race between J.B. Van Hollen and Scott Hassett running below the radar
MADISON Races for the Senate, House and governors office have dominated this election cycle, drawing millions of dollars in campaign donations and monopolizing TV commercial airtime.
Tim Morgan, who replaced Mo Brooks as district attorney 18 years ago, endorses Steve Raby
During Friday press conference, Raby campaign hands out press release noting tactics used and questions raised during heated 1992 district attorney race between Brooks and Morgan.
Hoffa lawyer dies
NASHVILLE: James Neal, a lawyer who made his name by helping to convict corrupt union leader Jimmy Hoffa and put Watergate conspirators John Mitchell, Robert Haldeman and John Ehrlichman in jail, has died. He was 81.
Ramsey County attorney candidates challenge each other's experience
Whoever wins the race for Ramsey County attorney in November will oversee a budget of about $38 million and several hundred employees.
Ramsey County attorney candidates challenge each other's experience
Whoever wins the race for Ramsey County attorney in November will oversee a budget of about $38 million and several hundred employees.
Lawyer claims Pompey set to avoid extinction
Portsmouth's future should be assured after lawyers representing former owner Sacha Gaydamak revealed an agreement with the club should be signed on Saturday.
Hoffa lawyer dies
NASHVILLE: James Neal, a lawyer who made his name by helping to convict corrupt union leader Jimmy Hoffa and put Watergate conspirators John Mitchell, Robert Haldeman and John Ehrlichman in jail, has died. He was 81.
Casey Anthony attorney Linda Kenney Baden leaves defense team
Long-time Casey Anthony defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden has left the defense team citing financial limitations in continuing to represent her.
Syracuse-area unions break ranks, back Schneiderman for attorney general
Eric Schneiderman, Democratic candidate for attorney general, has received the endorsement of Central and Northern New York unions. A coalition of local trade unions has broken from its statewide organization to endorse Democrat Eric Schneiderman for attorney general. Why? Because...
Lawyer for family of slain Easton student lashes out at leak on blood alchohol test
By Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff The lawyer for the family of an Easton college student who was shot and killed by New York police last Sunday lashed out at the law enforcement leak of blood alcohol tests reported...
Attorney: Scrutinize Truman Waterfront plan
Key West City Attorney Shawn Smith on Tuesday told city commissioners they should proceed with caution in working with a private developer and local nonprofit group to put in assisted- and independent-living apartments at the Truman Waterfront.
Archbishop McCarthy teen with severed leg coping, preparing for surgery, lawyer says
Archbishop McCarthy teen with severed leg coping, preparing for surgery, lawyer says
IRAN: No word on jailed human rights lawyer nearly a month into hunger strike
No one has any word on the health of jailed Iranian human rights attorney Nasrine Sotoudeh, who began a hunger strike four weeks ago. She's now been held in solitary confinement for more than 45 days, ever since her Sept....
City Attorney’s Opinion Says that Hubbell Not Qualified as Judge
Crossett City Attorney James Hamilton has delivered his opinion on whether or not an elected district judge is required to reside within the district.
Exclusive News 13 Poll: Republicans lead attorney general, 2 cabinet races
With less than two weeks until the general election, the candidates for Florida attorney general are making their differences known.
Attorney withdraws as professor's counsel
A partner in the prominent Chicago law firm of Sidley Austin has withdrawn from representing Northwestern University journalism professor David Protess in a court battle with Cook County prosecutors.
Ramsey County attorney candidates challenge each other's experience
Whoever wins the race for Ramsey County attorney in November will oversee a budget of about $38 million and several hundred employees.
DR.Congo general's lawyer rejects accusations
KINSHASA (AFP) - The lawyer of a DR Congo general on Saturday rejected as "libellous denunciations" allegations by US-based campaigners Human Rights Watch that he was implicated in killings and arbitrary arrests.
DR.Congo general's lawyer rejects accusations
The lawyer of a DR Congo general on Saturday rejected as "libellous denunciations" allegations by US-based campaigners Human Rights Watch that he was implicated in killings and arbitrary arrests.
Samkange appears in court
Harare lawyer Jonathan Samkange was yesterday arraigned before a magistrate after allegedly making a false statement during the course of judicial proceedings.
Henry Family Lawyer Lashes Out At Police
The U.S. Justice Department announced Friday that it has begun monitoring the death investigation of a North Easton college student shot and killed by police in New York last weekend.
Mob attorney found with pot in lockup
NEW YORK, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- An attorney who once represented mobster John Gotti was banned from visiting a federal jail in Manhattan when guards found marijuana in his bag, officials said.
Jack Conway may have tipped brother off about drug investigation
Jack Conway, the Democratic attorney general of Kentucky who is running for U.S. Senate, says he was not involved in a recent criminal investigation involving his brother and drug trafficking.
Michigan Attorney General's review of DMC-Vanguard deal ongoing
The Associated Press - DETROIT (AP) — The state attorney general's office says there's no timetable for signing off on the proposed sale of the nonprofit Detroit Medical Center to for-profit Vanguard Health Systems Inc. Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox's spokeswoman Joy Yearout tells The Detroit News for a story Saturday the review is ongoing. Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanguard and the DMC aimed ...
Rahy's Attorney wins third Bunty Lawless
ETOBICOKE, Ontario - Rahy’s Attorney ($3.40) won the $125,000 Bunty Lawless Stakes for the third time Saturday at Woodbine, in front-running style.
Oklahoma elections: Attorney general race centers around drug, immigration, water issues
Two candidates, Jim Priest, D-Oklahoma City, and Scott Pruitt, R-Broken Arrow, are vying for the Oklahoma attorney general’s seat, left vacant by Democrat Drew Edmondson.
New York Attorney General Sues FedEx Over Delivery Driver Classification
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sued FedEx Corp. in state court yesterday saying the delivery company improperly classifies ground delivery drivers as independent contractors rather than employees.
Volesky seeks attorney general seat
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — Short on money but long on campaign ex-perience, Dem-ocrat Ron Volesky is counting on name recognition in a third straight bid to be elected South Dakota’s attorney general.