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Judge Tony Aloi attempts to square lawyer's name with its spelling
Judge Tony Aloi Syracuse, NY - Onondaga County Judge Tony Aloi was trying to get the defense lawyer’s name as accurate as possible when the case of Ricky Carbone was called in his court recently. The judge paused to ask...
Morristown lawyer suspended while state investigates missing $276,000
MORRISTOWN — A lawyer with offices in Morristown and Elizabeth has temporarily been suspended by the state Supreme Court while an investigation into the disappearance of at least $276,040 in client funds is under way.
Lawyer seeks insight on law from old tapes
Little Rock City Attorney Tom Carpenter has to go to the library to pull the videotape of a 1997 meeting where city directors passed a campaign finance law that Carpenter now says conflicts with state law.
Assange lawyer rips rape 'lies'
Julian Assange is innocent of rape and molestation charges, according to a Swedish sex-crimes lawyer who says secret police documents prove Assange's accusers lied about being coerced into sex with the WikiLeaks mastermind. Bjorn Hurtig, who's representing Assange in Sweden, where the charges were filed, claims to have...
Lawyer Richard Davies Jones murdered wife Laura who he throat stabbed in Surrey
Laura Davies-Jones' lifeless body was found by police after receiving a 999 call. Her husband Richard, 33, is due to appear before Guildford Magistrates Court today.
Attorney files appeal in LMSD redistricting case
An attorney representing the nine African-American students in the Lower Merion School District redistricting case filed an appeal Monday to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.
'Lies Drove Madoff Son To Suicide': Lawyer
Lies and innuendo suggesting he was somehow complicit in his father Bernard's multi-billion-dollar swindle drove Mark Madoff to commit suicide his lawyer has said.
Schneider Elected as Maine's Attorney General
William J. Schneider, a former Elma resident and a 1977 Iroquois High School graduate, was elected as attorney general of the State of Maine on Wed., Dec. 2. Unlike most states, where the attorney general is elected by a popular vote, Maine decides who will hold the post by a secret vote of the State Legislature.
Attorney: Bomb Suspect Was 'Grinning From Ear To Ear'
The suspect accused of plotting to blow up a local military recruitment center was the victim of government entrapment, his lawyer argued. Prosecutors said the suspect showed "no remorse."
Assange team to fly in Swedish lawyer
LEGAL team considers flying Swedish lawyer to London to convince  hearing early of "flimsy" allegations.
Assange attorney: Grand jury meeting in Virginia on WikiLeaks
A secret grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, is meeting to consider criminal charges in the WikiLeaks case, an attorney for the site's founder, Julian Assange, told the Al-Jazeera network in an interview.
Attorney Seek To Quash Suspect Interview In Bennett Case
Loudoun Circuit Court Judge James H. Chamblin will take the remainder of this week and next to decide whether to allow into evidence a taped police interview with James Ayala, accused in the attacks on William and Cynthia Bennett in March of last year.
Attorney files motion for release of remaining search warrants in Zahra case
An attorney has filed a motion to have 30 search warrants in the Zahra Baker death investigation to be released to the public.
Court won't get involved in NY lawyer ad fight
The Supreme Court will not get involved in a New York dispute over whether officials can curb some law firm television commercials.
Lawyer: 'Lies Drove Madoff Son To Suicide'
Lies and innuendo suggesting he was somehow complicit in his father Bernard's multi-billion-dollar swindle drove Mark Madoff to commit suicide, his lawyer has said.The 46-year-old was found hanged ...
Attorney John Parrinello arrested
Prominent local attorney John Parrinello was arrested at a basketball game over the weekend...
Madoff lawsuits to continue, attorney says
NEW YORK, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- An attorney said lawsuits seeking to recover money lost by U.S. Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff will continue despite his son's suicide.
Duane Batista; lawyer served on Wellesley board
A lawyer and a specialist on labor relations, Duane Batista was a passionate and eloquent advocate, whether he was working on the Wellesley School Committee or arguing a case before the US Supreme Court.
Ex-chief judge fills in as DuPage state's attorney
Retired Illinois Appellate Court Justice and former DuPage County Chief Judge Michael Galasso has been sworn in this morning as DuPage County state's attorney -- probably for only one day. Assistant State's Attorney Robert Berlin has been nominated by DuPage County Board Chairman Daniel Cronin to replace Joseph Birkett, who was sworn in this morning in Elgin as an appellate court judge, thereby ...
Attorney: Delay teen's deportation
A veteran immigration attorney has asked the U.S. to hold off on deporting a Guatemalan teen who's supported by Ohio political and religious leaders as well as his former teachers and classmates.
Attorney Asks For Delay Of Teen's Deportation
A veteran immigration attorney has asked the U.S. to hold off on deporting a Guatemalan teen who's supported by Ohio political and religious leaders as well as his former teachers and classmates.
District attorney: One Stocking Stranglings DNA test matches Carlton Gary
Tests on evidence from one of the infamous Stocking Stranglings of the late 1970s yielded a DNA profile that matches one case, the slaying of Jean Dimenstein, District Attorney Julia Slater said today.
DuPage appoints interim state’s attorney — for a day
A retired judge was sworn in Monday as interim DuPage County state’s attorney — perhaps for just a day.Michael Galasso is holding the job formerly held by Joseph Birkett, who has left the post he held since 1996 to take a seat on the Illinois Appellate Court.The DuPage County Board is expected to vote Tuesday to confirm the nomination of Robert Berlin, a top Birkett deputy, to replace him.But ...
Lawyer in 3-D. Wonder when this will hit Jacksonville?
A Kentucky lawyer has created the nation's first 3D lawyer ad. Here's how it works: You are taken through a tunnel with a door opening to an animated attorney jumping from a non-animated billboard.
Assange Lawyer: Secret Grand Jury Meeting Outside Washington on Leak
Since late last month, WikiLeaks has been slowly releasing some 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables
Ohio attorney asks delay of teen's deportation
CINCINNATI (AP) — A veteran immigration attorney has asked the U.S. to hold off on deporting a Guatemalan teen who's supported by Ohio political and religious leaders as well as his former teachers and classmates. Cleveland attorney David Leopold has taken 18-year-old Bernard Pastor's case without fee and says there is no urgency to remove him from the country where he has lived since age 3 ...
Bell corruption: Judge rules not to delay state attorney general's lawsuit
A Los Angeles County Superior judge denied a request Monday by the state to delay its lawsuit against current and former Bell officials because it could interfere with L.A. County's criminal cases against the troubled city's current and former leaders.
False attorney signatures cast new doubts on foreclosures
Many foreclosures have been thrown into question [1] because of flawed documentation such as inaccurate affidavits describing a mortgage's history.
Raritan Borough attorney asks for adjournment in appeal in newspaper suit
RARITAN BOROUGH — The attorney for Raritan Borough has asked for an adjournment of the oral arguments in the Courier News' appeal of a Superior Court judge's decision to dismiss a lawsuit the newspaper had brought against the municipality on behalf of Gannett New Jersey newspapers for failing to provide public payroll records to the newspaper group in a computer-readable format.
Ohio lawyer requests teen's deportation be delayed
A veteran immigration attorney has asked U.S. authorities to hold off on deporting a top high school student to Guatemala...
Attorney files appeal in LMSD redistricting case
An attorney representing the nine African-American students in the Lower Merion School District redistricting case filed an appeal Monday to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia.
Lawyer hired to investigate CalPERS bribery scandal urges reforms
The lawyer leading the investigation into CalPERS' bribery scandal urged the pension fund today to adopt a broad series of reforms, including a ban on gifts to CalPERS board members.
Lawyer: Bomb plot suspect was entrapped
The lawyer of a man accused of plotting to blow up a military recruitment center says his client was induced by the government to go forward with a plot that he couldn't have carried out on his own.
Daughter of ex-Minn. attorney general found dead in Chicago
The daughter of a former Minnesota attorney general killed herself in her Magnificent Mile home, authorities say. Anne Hatch, 27, died by hanging, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office, which ruled her death a suicide. She was found Sunday in her condo in the 500 block of North Michigan Avenue by a building employee making a well-being check, police said. "Our daughter, Anne ...
Bernard Madoff will not attend son's funeral: lawyer
Convicted swindler Bernard Madoff will conduct a private service in prison in memory of his son, Mark, who committed suicide on Saturday, Madoff's lawyer Ira Lee Sorkin said on Monday.
Cuccinelli already using health care ruling to raise money
Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican Attorney General behind Virginia’s suit to overturn health care reform, is already using Monday’s Obamacare ruling to raise money for future campaigns. Within hours of Judge Henry E. Hudson’s decision that the individual mandate portion of the health care law is unconstitutional, a celebratory Cuccinelli ad appeared on the Drudge Report asking supporters to sign ...
Attorney: Bernard Madoff will not attend son's funeral
Convicted Ponzi-schemer Bernard Madoff will not attend the funeral of his son, Mark, out of consideration for his daughter-in-law and grandchildren, attorney Ira Sorkin said.
Lawyer: Baltimore bomb plot suspect was entrapped
A man accused of plotting to kill military recruiters with a car bomb was a victim of entrapment and was incapable of building or detonating explosives, his attorney said Monday.
Lawyer Says Md. Terrorist Suspect Was Entrapped
An accused terrorist will remain in jail. Prosecutors say he wanted to kill Americans. And now, for the first time, his mother talks to WJZ about the deadly plot Antonio Martinez is accused of.
Attorney General outlines allegations against former Jim Wells/Brooks Co. district attorney
Former DA Joe Frank Garza is accused of misapplication of fiduciary property
US grand jury works on Assange charges: lawyer
Julian Assange's British attorney, Mark Stephens, said Monday a secret US grand jury had been set up in Virginia to work on charges that could be filed against the WikiLeaks founder.
Madoff won't attend funeral - lawyer
The lawyer for Bernard Madoff says the imprisoned Wall Street financier won't attend his son's funeral.
Madoff Won’t Attend Eldest Son’s Funeral, Lawyer Says
Convicted swindler Bernard Madoff, who is serving a 150-year prison term at a prison in Butner, North Carolina, won’t be attending the funeral of his elder son, Mark Madoff, who committed suicide Dec. 11, a lawyer said.
DuPage appoints interim state’s attorney — for a day
A retired judge was sworn in Monday as interim DuPage County state’s attorney — perhaps for just a day.Michael Galasso is holding the job formerly held by Joseph Birkett, who has left the post he held since 1996 to take a seat on the Illinois Appellate Court.The DuPage County Board is expected to vote Tuesday to confirm the nomination of Robert Berlin, a top Birkett deputy, to replace him.But ...
Lawyer says feds set up terror suspect
Antonio Martinez is not going anywhere. The 21 year old will stay right where he is behind bars until his trial. The Woodlawn man was arrested last week in a sting operation. The FBI said he had plans to blow up a military recruiting center in Catonsville.
Defense Lawyer Speaks Out On Fashion Designer’s Death
The lawyer for the man accused in the death of fashion designer Sylvie Cachay spoke exclusively with CBS 2's Pablo Guzman about his client and the relationship he had with Cachay.
Lawyer: DNA tests shed doubt on conviction of 'stocking strangler'
The attorney for the convicted Georgia "stocking strangler" said Monday that new DNA results prove his client's innocence, while a district attorney vowed that he'd remain on death row given a preponderance of evidence tying him to the crimes.
Lawyer's legal aid work ended
A SOLICITOR has permanently withdrawn from legal aid work following an investigation.
Lawyer: Bomb plot suspect was entrapped
A man accused of plotting to kill military recruiters with a car bomb was a victim of entrapment and was incapable of building or detonating explosives, his attorney said Monday.
Assange Bail Shouldn’t Be Influenced by WikiLeaks, Lawyer Says
Julian Assange’s bid for bail shouldn’t be influenced by the ongoing controversy over WikiLeaks’ posting of thousands of classified U.S. diplomatic communications, his lawyer said.