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Lawyer: Mel Gibson file leaks under investigation
The judge overseeing the Mel Gibson child custody case ordered a probe into the leak of sealed court documents published on celebrity news website TMZ, a lawyer in the case said.
Lawyer: Off-duty Conn. cop at bar before fatal crash, but was not drunk
WINDSOR LOCKS (AP) — The lawyer for a Windsor Locks police officer says his client had been drinking at a bar before his car struck and killed a teenage bicyclist last month.
Harris More Than Doubles Lead In Calif. Attorney General’s Race
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris holds a 31,483-vote lead over Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley in the attorney general's race entering Tuesday's ballot count.
Kamala Harris more than doubles lead in state attorney general's race
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris holds a 31,483-vote lead over Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley in the attorney general's race entering today's ballot count.
Bondi transition team includes Jacksonville state attorney
  Attorney General-Elect Pam Bondi today announced her Transition Team and the Executive Director of her transition. The Transition Team, which includes Jacksonville State Attorney Angela Corey and outgoing Attorney General Bill McCollum, will focus on reviewing the Office of the Attorney General and gathering information relevant to Bondi’s top priorities as Attorney General: protecting Florida ...
Lawyer: Leyritz blood test 'unreliable'
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A blood-alcohol test given to former New York Yankee Jim Leyritz, on trial in Florida for manslaughter drunken driving, is "unreliable," his attorney says.
Attorney: Chargers' minority stake for sale
San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos is looking to sell a minority stake to help with estate planning. Attorney Mark Fabiani, who has led the Chargers' push for a new stadium since 2002, said Tuesday that the percentage to be sold will be determined by negotiations with a potential buyer. The 87-year-old Spanos and his wife, Faye, own 36 percent of the team.
Attorney: Minority stake in San Diego Chargers is for sale
An attorney says San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos is looking to sell a minority stake to help with estate planning.
Attorney: Chargers' minority stake for sale
San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos is looking to sell a minority stake to help with estate planning.
NY's next attorney general picks transition group
Attorney General-elect Eric Schneiderman has chosen a 71-member transition committee to help recruit staff and make policy recommendations.
Did Widmer attorney violate gag order?
Prosecutors say Ryan Widmer's attorney violated a gag order when he made statements following the arrest of Widmer's mother last week.
Disgraced lawyer's collection sold
An auction of art collected by disgraced Hobart lawyer, John Avery, has raised about $120,000.
US presses Russia to prosecute in case of lawyer's death
The United States on Tuesday renewed calls for Russia to prosecute all those responsible for the death in jail one year ago of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
Attorney: Litigation best means to recover millions from Finch
WEST BAY — As much as $10 million is up for grabs, but the problem is how to get to it. Airport attorney Mike Duncan said Tuesday that litigation is the best means to recover $8 million to $10 million from Phoenix Construction for unbudgeted costs...
Attorney: Chargers' minority stake for sale
San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos is looking to sell a minority stake to help with estate planning. Attorney Mark Fabiani, who has led the Chargers' push for a new stadium since 2002, said Tuesday that the percentage to be sold will be determined by negotiations with a potential buyer.
Lawyer: Spanos seeking Chargers' minority partner
San Diego Chargers owner Alex Spanos is looking to sell a minority stake to help with estate planning.
Prosecutors: Widmer attorney violated gag order
File photo of Jay Clark. LEBANON, Ohio - Two prosecutors in Warren County are accusing Ryan Widmer's defense attorney of violating a gag order on the case.
Attorney General takes enforcement action against Lubbock mortgage firms
The Texas Attorney General says two Lubbock mortgage companies ran a scheme to defraud property owners.
FRAUDULENT FORECLOSERS: Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller looks into foreclosure practices
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is leading the effort against fraudulent foreclosure practices, and Tuesday he appeared before congress.
Lawyer blasts US army probe into Afghan killings
A defense lawyer condemned as "mistake-ridden" Tuesday an investigation into an alleged rogue US army unit said to have killed Afghan civilians for sport.
Attorney: Officer Recommends Trial For Accused Fort Hood Gunman
The attorney who represents accused Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan says an Army officer is recommending that his client be tried for the deadly November 2009 shooting rampage.
Attorney in alleged suicide plot no danger to self, others, experts say
Medical professionals evaluated Las Vegas attorney Nancy Quon and found that she is "not a danger to herself or anyone else," her lawyer said Monday.
Russian lawyer who died in jail is accused of fraud by ministry
A year after the death of Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer who claimed to have uncovered huge corruption in Russia's Interior Ministry, officials from the same ministry claimed this week that Mr Magnitsky himself was implicated in the fraud.
Attorney 'Cowboy Bob' takes on horse rape case
A man accused of having sex with a miniature horse has retained an attorney with the moniker "Cowboy Bob."
Attorney: Jailed TV producer 'innocent' of killing
The attorney for a reality TV producer arrested for his wife's killing in Mexico says his client is innocent and should not be extradited to Mexico.
Attorney: Fraternity has not changed in wake of Jason Wren's death
An attorney for the parents of Jason Wren, a Kansas University student who died in 2009 from alcohol poisoning, alleges a KU fraternity has not changed its conduct toward underage drinking since Wren’s death.
Harris increases lead over Cooley in attorney general race
San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris’ lead in the race for California attorney general continued to grow Tuesday, making a possible comeback appear increasingly difficult for her rival, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley. Harris, the Democratic nominee, led...
Lawyer Dies after Attack by Four Men
IPOH, 17 NOVEMBER, 2010: A lawyer has died after he was attacked by four men armed with knives just as he arrived home from office here yesterday evening, police said today.
Lawyer dies after attack by 4 men
A lawyer has died after he was attacked by four men armed with knives just as he arrived home from office here yesterday evening, police said today.
Ipoh lawyer succumbs to wounds from group assault
IPOH, Nov 17 — A lawyer has died after he was attacked by four men armed with knives just as he arrived home from office here yesterday evening, police said today. Perak Deputy Chief Police Officer Datuk Zakaria Yusof said G. Balasunderam, 57, was attacked at his house in Desa Rishah at about 6pm and died at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital at ...
Lawyer Dies After Attack By Four Men
IPOH, Nov 17 (Bernama) -- A lawyer has died after he was attacked by four men armed with knives just as he arrived home from office here on Tuesday evening, police said on Wednesday.
Lawyer seeks release of Afghan killing photos
A lawyer for one of five U.S. soldiers accused of killing Afghan civilians for sport said Tuesday he will ask an appeals court to allow the release of grisly photographs in the case, saying his client can't present an adequate defense without them.
Harris widens lead over Cooley in attorney general's race
The San Francisco Democrat now leads the L.A. County district attorney by 31,000 votes, with more than 550,000 ballots left to be counted. About 350,000 of those ballots are in counties Harris carried Nov. 2. San Francisco Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris' lead in the race for California attorney general continued to grow Tuesday, making a possible comeback appear increasingly difficult for her rival ...
Lawyer slashed to death
IPOH: A prominent civil lawyer G. Balasundram was killed after two masked men viciously attacked him outside his home.
Breaking the stereotype of a typical attorney
Ronnie Baker/Staff photo - Ike Vanden Eykel has always had two main goals in his career: to be known as an honorable attorney and to be considered one of the best at what he does.
Judge acquits lawyer in Highwaymen club case
Friends and supporters of Metro Detroit lawyer Hatim "Tim" Attalla hailed his acquittal on a drug conspiracy charge involving the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club.
Seattle attorney who sent suspicious letter to GOP senator sentenced
A retired Seattle attorney who mailed a baking soda-filled envelope to a U.S. senator has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge.
Lawyer: Off-duty Conn. cop at bar before fatal crash, but was not drunk
WINDSOR LOCKS (AP) — The lawyer for a Windsor Locks police officer says his client had been drinking at a bar before his car struck and killed a teenage bicyclist last month.
Lawyer’s case a lot of bull, not all of it mechanical
Some of my best friends — and even a few relatives — are lawyers. My favorite television dramas include “LA Law,” “ Boston Legal ” and “The Good Wife.” And, if it weren’t for lawyers, journalists would face hardly any serious competition as the professionals most disliked by a large percentage of the population.So please don’t take this as a rap against the entire legal profession. But sometimes ...
Attorney faces criminal charges over inmates' phone calls
YAKIMA -- A Yakima attorney was charged Tuesday over allegations that she gave a Yakima County jail inmate a cell phone and wrongly arranged for inmates to make calls that circumvented the jail's recording system.
Lawyer dies after attack by four men
IPOH (Nov 17, 2010): A lawyer died after he was attacked by four men armed with knives just as he arrived home from office here yesterday evening, police said today.
Lawyer: Off-duty Conn. cop at bar before fatal crash, but was not drunk
WINDSOR LOCKS (AP) — The lawyer for a Windsor Locks police officer says his client had been drinking at a bar before his car struck and killed a teenage bicyclist last month.
Lawyer: Off-duty Conn. cop at bar before fatal crash, but was not drunk
WINDSOR LOCKS (AP) — The lawyer for a Windsor Locks police officer says his client had been drinking at a bar before his car struck and killed a teenage bicyclist last month.
Attorney loses election, then his job
Hours after losing his bid to become a Macomb County judge, lawyer John McPhee lost his job. McPhee, 48, said he awoke to his ringing phone Nov. 3. When he answered, his boss, Robert Gittleman, told him he was being replaced. "I woke up the next day without a job and without an election," he said. "I never expected this to happen to me."
Lawyer: Boston trolley driver may change plea
BOSTON -- A former Boston subway operator who authorities say was texting during a crash that injured more than 60 people may change his plea this week.
Vt. attorney general wants tax on sugary drinks
Taking aim at bulging waistlines, Vermont's attorney general is proposing a penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened drinks in hopes it might discourage consumption and cut down on obesity.
Attorney seeks to protect records
An attorney for a former police officer accused of sexually assaulting women he pulled over for traffic stops is seeking a protective order to prevent his disciplinary records from being released under a new state law.
Lawyer says officer drank before fatality
The lawyer for a Windsor Locks police officer says his client had been drinking at a bar before his car struck and killed a teenage bicyclist last month. But attorney Elliot Spector told the Hartford Courant that Michael Koistinen was not drunk, nor was he talking on his cellphone at the time of the Oct. 29 accident that killed Henry ...
Judge acquits lawyer in Highwaymen club case
Friends and supporters of Metro Detroit lawyer Hatim "Tim" Attalla hailed his acquittal on a drug conspiracy charge involving the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club.
Lawyer: Stabbing not tied to Red Sox-Yankees rivalry
NEW HAVEN -- The clash involving John D. Mayor, the New York Yankees fan who is accused of stabbing a Boston Red...