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'Papa Smurf' attorney cleared in $11.5M extort case
An octogenarian attorney was found not guilty today in a bizarre extortion plot involving an attempted $11.5 million shakedown hatched by Manhattan's own "Papa Smurf.'' Stuart Jackson, the former lawyer for Stuart Ross -- the man who brought the Smurfs to the US in the 80s -- was...
NY lawyer, 81, cleared in client's extortion plot
Associated Press - November 30, 2010 5:45 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - An 81-year-old New York lawyer has been acquitted of all criminal charges after being accused of helping an attempt to shake down...
Attorney General to look at fatal use of stun gun
JACKSON - The state attorney general's office is set to review evidence and decide whether to prosecute the case of a Cleveland man who died after being jolted twice by police stun guns, officials said Monday.
Crystal Mangum's attorney seeks to suppress evidence
Crystal Mangum’s attorney is trying to suppress all evidence against her, saying police illegally entered her duplex home during a February domestic disturbance call.
Harris Outlines Vision As Attorney General Winner
California's newly elected attorney general named a high-profile transition team on Tuesday and promised to use the office to pursue a reform agenda on environmental, prison and consumer-protection issues.
Kings lawyer plans liability suit over exercise ball incident
The Sacramento Kings' lawyer is expected to announce tomorrow that he is filing a liability suit over an exercise ball that burst in October 2009, causing an injury to player Francisco Garcia.
Noted Silicon Valley lawyer Ruby joins mega-law firm
Silicon Valley super lawyer Allen Ruby is taking his high-powered law practice to one of the largest law firms in the world.Ruby has signed on with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he will become a partner in 2011 and continue to work out of San Jose or the firm's valley base in Palo
Noted Silicon Valley lawyer Ruby joins mega-law firm
Silicon Valley super lawyer Allen Ruby is taking his high-powered law practice to one of the largest law firms in the world.
Attorney: Impasse in McCourts mediation
An attorney for Frank McCourt says a Los Angeles judge has declared an impasse in the Dodgers ownership mediation with Jamie McCourt.
NY lawyer, 81, acquitted of extortion plot charge
An 81-year-old New York lawyer has been acquitted of all criminal charges after being accused of helping an attempt to shake down a client's wealthy son-in-law for $11 million.
Lawyer Arrested in Alleged Foreclosure Relief Scam
A lawyer has been arrested for allegedly promising to help homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure and charging illegal fees, police say.
L.A. Dodgers Owner Frank McCourt Says Divorce Settlement Mediation Failed
A lawyer for Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt said no agreement was reached to settle the divorce dispute with his ex-wife, Jamie McCourt , over control of the Major League Baseball team.
Harris declares victory in attorney general race
Addressing a crowd in L.A. County, where she won a 14-point margin over hometown D.A. Steve Cooley, Harris says she's 'humbled' and 'proud.' She's the first woman and the first minority elected to the post. Four weeks after election day, Democrat Kamala Harris declared victory in the race for attorney general on Tuesday, claiming a narrow but historic win that makes her the first woman and the ...
State attorney will look into Fullwood residence charges
Duval County’s top election official has turned over to the State Attorney’s Office information that newly elected state Rep. Reggie Fullwood, D-Jacksonville, voted in a precinct he does not live in, a third-degree felony.
McMahon sworn in as new state's attorney in Kane County
Joseph McMahon was sworn in today as the new Kane County state's attorney, replacing John Barsanti, who was installed as a judge at the same ceremony at the county's judicial center in St. Charles. McMahon, 44, an Elgin -area resident with a private practice in Geneva, was selected by the County Board earlier this month to fill out the remaining two years of Barsanti's term. Earlier in his ...
Nodine Lawyer: Prosecutors Defying Judge's Order
The lawyer for former Mobile County Commissioner Steve Nodine has filed a motion to have testimony from two of the state's expert witnesses thrown out.
Fairbanks lawyer tapped to be Alaska attorney general
FAIRBANKS - Gov. Sean Parnell nominated Fairbanks attorney John Burns on Tuesday to be the state’s top lawyer. Burns will replace Dan Sullivan, the attorney general since June 2009, who Parnell pi...
Attorney: Impasse in McCourts' Dodgers mediation
LOS ANGELES - A judge declared an impasse Tuesday over efforts to settle who owns the Los Angeles Dodgers after...
Lead attorney in Bonds perjury trial joins firm
(11-30) 16:29 PST San Jose, Calif. (AP) -- The lead attorney defending Barry Bonds in the slugger's long-delayed perjury trial now has the backing of one of the largest law firms in the world. The San Jose Mercury News...
Christian County state's attorney accused of petition violations
  TAYLORVILLE -- Christian County State’s Attorney Thomas Finks faces accusations that he improperly filed petitions to run for judge in 2009. 
Harris 'humbled' and 'proud' as she declares victory in attorney general race
Addressing a crowd in L.A. County, where she won a 14-point margin over hometown D.A. Steve Cooley, she outlines her priorities. She's the first woman and the first minority elected to the post. Four weeks after election day, Democrat Kamala Harris declared victory in the race for attorney general on Tuesday, claiming a narrow but historic win that makes her the first woman and the first ...
Lawyer inquires about disciplinary action against cop
BLOOMINGTON — A lawyer for accused murderer Nicholas Brooksargued Tuesday that he wants to know more about disciplinary actiontaken against a former McLean County detective.
Harris 'humbled' and 'proud' as she declares victory in attorney general race
Addressing a crowd in L.A. County, where she won a 14-point margin over hometown D.A. Steve Cooley, she outlines her priorities. She's the first woman and the first minority elected to the post. Four weeks after election day, Democrat Kamala Harris declared victory in the race for attorney general on Tuesday, claiming a narrow but historic win that makes her the first woman and the first ...
Maine attorney general nominee opposes federal health care law
William Schneider, likely to be elected today, wants Maine to join other states in fighting the federal rules.
Mangum's attorney wants evidence ignored
Crystal Mangum's attorney is trying to suppress all evidence against her, saying police illegally entered her duplex home during a February domestic disturbance call.
Attorney withdraws from sexual assault case
An attorney representing a Fallon man accused of sexual assault and domestic violence filed a motion to terminate his services on Tuesday in District Court.
Lawyer looks to have confession blocked in Framingham murder case
The lawyer for a man accused of killing a Framingham man last year is seeking to have his client's confession blocked from being used during his trial.
Attorney Bill Roberts accuses Shane Hug, Rensselaer County Assistant District Attorney, of violating ethics during Lee ...
TROY — The attorney for 63-year-old Lee Lashway, who faces up to life in prison on a child sex abuse conviction, calls the prosecutor in the case “the little boy who cried wolf” and accuses him of ethical violations in a court filing.
Kamala Harris sets course as new attorney general
California Attorney General-elect Kamala Harris will focus on reducing the state's dismal inmate recidivism rate and on prosecuting environmental and white-collar crimes when she takes over as the state's top law...
Chargers' lawyer denies team for sale
A lawyer for the San Diego Chargers has denied a report by a Toronto radio station that billionaire Philip Anschutz will buy 35 per cent of Southern California's only NFL team.