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Lawyer: Michael Jackson killed himself
LOS ANGELES - The defense for the doctor facing trial for involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death will...
Attorney charged in hunter's death out on $2M bail
The preliminary hearing for David Manilla, the Worcester attorney charged with killing a Quakertown hunter on the opening day of deer season last month, is scheduled for Jan. 31.
Attorney General's Opinion On Motor Fuel Tax
A Kansas Attorney General's opinion is adding new controversy to the debate over motor fuels tax money Shawnee County Commissioners originally wanted to withhold from the City of Topeka.
Obama Appoints Deputy Attorney General, Bypassing Republicans
President Barack Obama installed James Cole as deputy U.S. attorney general, the nation’s second- ranking law enforcement post, by appointing him during the congressional recess to overcome Republican opposition.
Eastday-Lawyer sues over plate auctions
A Shanghai lawyer is suing the city government in a bid to make officials reveal details of the legal basis for the city's car plate auction system.
Charges stand for lawyer who stole from dead client
A former B.C. lawyer convicted of stealing $494,633 from a dead client's estate has lost his bid to have the charges against him dropped after arguing that he was too senile to stand trial.
Lawyer: Kilpatrick offered settlement
DETROIT, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Michigan officials have offered to settle a campaign financing complaint against former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick for $11,000, his lawyer says.
District Attorney expands 'No Refusal' weekends
share: digg facebook twitter There have been 11 “No Refusal” weekends here since May 2008, when the Bexar County District Attorney's office first deployed the legal machinery that allows authorities to draw blood from suspected drunken drivers whether they agree or not.
Harris has ambitious agenda as attorney general
Kamala Harris, San Francisco's current district attorney, sat down to talk about her future goals in an exclusive interview with ABC7.
Attorney charged in hunter's death out on $2M bail
The preliminary hearing for David Manilla, the Worcester attorney charged with killing a Quakertown hunter on the opening day of deer season last month, is scheduled for Jan. 31.
St. Ann man says lawyer forged name, took his money
ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis attorney forged hisclient's name on a check to steal $23,000 from him, the man claimsin a lawsuit filed this week in St. Louis Circuit Court.
Court suspends attorney who bribed former judge Toole
The state Supreme Court this week temporarily suspended Kingston attorney Harry V. Cardoni from practicing law based on an admission he provided "items of value" to former Luzerne County Judge Michael Toole, according to court documents.
Civil rights attorney Jose Rojo dead at 84
Jose Rojo, a Mexican-American civil rights attorney and activist who would often represent clients who couldn't afford to pay, died on Tuesday.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne brings in 6 lawyers
Incoming Attorney General Tom Horne has recruited four longtime trial attorneys and two high-profile prosecutors as top staffers in his new administration
Feds will let lawyer review (248) call list in escort bust
Detroit — Federal prosecutors backtracked Wednesday and agreed to let a lawyer review a list of clients from the 248 area code who hired hookers from a high-priced escort service.
Attorney is no show for discovery hearing
MIFFLINTOWN - The defense attorney representing a woman charged with criminal homicide failed to appear for a hearing Wednesday in the Juniata County Court of Common Plea.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne brings in 6 lawyers
Incoming Attorney General Tom Horne has recruited four longtime trial attorneys and two high-profile prosecutors as top staffers in his new administration
Heinze opposes defense lawyer's withdrawal from case
Guy Heinze Jr., who faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering his father and seven others last year, is asking a judge to force his lead defense lawyer to stay on his case.
Propane tank in fatal blast lost telltale chemical, lawyer says
A propane tank that exploded at a construction site in Norfolk last summer, killing an electrician, apparently lost the chemical odorant that is used to signal a leak of an odorless gas such as propane, a lawyer for the family of the victim said yesterday.
Indictment shocks Collin County's 1st assistant district attorney
Collin County First Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis was shocked at being indicted Tuesday on a charge of tampering with a governmental record and is innocent, his attorney said.
Feds will let lawyer review (248) call list in escort bust
Detroit — Federal prosecutors backtracked Wednesday and agreed to let a lawyer review a list of clients from the 248 area code who hired hookers from a high-priced escort service.
Protective Order Be Damned? Lawyer Says Amber Portwood Reuniting With Baby Today
Teen Mom trainwreck Amber Portwood is about to get a little bit of joy in her otherwise drama-filled life—she gets to reunite with her 2-year-old toddler as soon as today. A...
Bentley: Attorney general to control task illegal gambling task force
Gov.-elect Robert Bentley said Wednesday that he would hand over the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling to Attorney General-Elect Luther Strange when they both take office on Jan. 17.
Attorney named to Circuit Court judgeship
OCEAN CITY -- Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has appointed Ocean City attorney Brian D. Shockley to fill a judicial opening on the Circuit Court for Worcester County.
Zambia Court Stops Sale of Finance Bank Pending Full Hearing, Lawyer Says
Zambia’s high court stopped the central bank from selling Finance Bank Zambia Ltd. , said John Sangwa, the lawyer representing some shareholders in the privately owned lender seized by the Bank of Zambia on Dec. 10.
Butt's British lawyer preps in Pakistan
The British lawyer of Pakistan's suspended former Test captain Salman Butt said he was in Lahore on Thursday preparing for his client's spot-fixing hearing next week.
Lawyer to argue MJ suicide
Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers are set to claim that Michael Jackson "killed himself".
Lawyer free on bail in hunter shooting death
David Manilla, the Worcester attorney charged with killing a Quakertown hunter on the opening day of deer season last month, is out of jail after his mother paid his bail She put up 10 percent of his $2 million bail on Dec. 23, according to court reports.
Khodorkovsky lawyer blames Putin for client sentence
The lawyer of jailed ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky blamed Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday for his client's sentence of six more years in prison in a court case seen by some Western nations as a test of the rule of law in Russia.
Lawyer for N.J. man accused of sexual assault says client did nothing wrong since victim is nonexistent
Bergen County Prosecutor's OfficeWalter Domanski Jr., left, and Seth Dixon are accused of conspiring to meet a 6-year-old girl online, authorities said. Domanski's lawyer said since the girl is hypothetical, his client did no physical harm. BERGEN COUNTY — The...
Khodorkovsky lawyer blames Putin for client sentence
MOSCOW, Dec 30 — The lawyer of jailed former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky today blamed Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin for his client’s sentence of six more years in prison in a court case seen by some Western nations as a test of the rule of law in Russia. “The sentence was clearly issued under pressure from the executive authorities, ...
Lawyer: Decision on Korniychuk's arrest will be appealed
The decision to arrest former Ukrainian First Deputy Justice Minister Yevhen Korniychuk will be appealed, his lawyer Ihor Fomin has said. "Today the Pechersky district court chose preventive punishment for Korniychuk in the form of detention. This decision is deliberately unjust and inhumane.
Obama Appoints Deputy Attorney General, Bypassing Republicans
President Barack Obama installed James Cole as deputy U.S. attorney general, the nation’s second- ranking law enforcement post, by appointing him during the congressional recess to overcome Republican opposition.
Lawyer: US father to be extradited from Croatia
The lawyer for an American who was arrested in Croatia on charges of abducting his three children says he won't oppose extradition and is ready to face charges.
Lawyer sues ex-fiancé for calling off wedding
A lawyer who said her ex-fiancé called off their wedding just four days before the ceremony wants to make him pay – literally.
Feds will let lawyer review (248) call list in escort bust
Detroit — Federal prosecutors backtracked Wednesday and agreed to let a lawyer review a list of clients from the 248 area code who hired hookers from a high-priced escort service.
Farmington / County attorney passes on data case
The Dakota County attorney on Wednesday forwarded the data practices case of a Farmington school board member to that city's attorney, saying the office doesn't typically handle misdemeanor offenses.
Attorney who helped exonerate man to join public defender's office
Harris County Public Defender Alex Bunin said he has received 1,500 resumes in response to his help wanted ads as he builds a public defender office from scratch. Bunin said many of the applicants are new law school graduates who...
Neb. high court reinstates suit against attorney
The Nebraska Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a lawsuit brought by an Omaha man convicted of investment fraud against his former business attorney.
Top lawyer making a difference
Auckland lawyer Miriam Dean, QC, has capped off a year in which she has overseen the Government's billion-dollar investment in high-speed broadband and the creation of the Auckland Super City by being made a Companion of the New Zealand...
WikiLeaks is not like release of Pentagon Papers, lawyer argues
A lawyer who defended The New York Times over publication of the "Pentagon Papers" during the Vietnam War has condemned WikiLeaks for recklessness and assaulting "the very notion of diplomacy".
Attorney General Holder Faces Scrutiny From Republican-Controlled House
When the Republicans take over the House, no cabinet member will face a more miserable prospect of oversight than Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
Sunrise seeking new city attorney
With Sunrise City Attorney Stuart Michelson on the way out, commissioners are considering hiring an in-house attorney or contracting with outside legal counsel.
Sunrise seeking new city attorney
With Sunrise City Attorney Stuart Michelson on the way out, commissioners are considering hiring an in-house attorney or contracting with outside legal counsel.
Lawyer Asks To Withdraw in Brunswick Slayings
BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- Guy Heinze Jr., who faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering his father and seven others in a Brunswick mobile home last year, is asking a judge to force his lead defense lawyer to stay on his case.
Lawyer asks to withdraw in Brunswick, Ga. slayings
Guy Heinze Jr., who faces the death penalty if convicted of murdering his father and seven others in a Brunswick mobile home last year, is asking a judge to force his lead defense lawyer to stay on his case.
Bar: Suspend lawyer's license
A Northern Kentucky lawyer charged in Kentucky with stealing from three clients and accused of mishandling the estate of a fourth isn't a stranger to trouble.
Attorney General Martha Coakley requests investigation into National Grid's snowstorm response
Attorney General Martha Coakley’s officer requested Thursday that the Department of Public Utilities open an investigation into National Grid’s response to the recent blizzard that left approximately 20,000 customers in southeast Massachusetts without power for days.
Palumbo ready to lead Anoka County Attorney’s Office
Tony Palumbo believes his 33 years of experience in the Anoka County Attorney’s Office will stand him in good stead as he assumes the role of Anoka County Attorney Monday.
Attorney General's office changing constantly
A viewer gave KRCG a tip about jobs being lost at the Missouri Attorney General's office this year.