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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.
Attorney disputes hostage complaint
Shane Schnetzky’s attorney and family believe Lane County prosecutors will soon realize that he has been falsely accused of threatening his wife with a gun — an accusation that led to his arrest Wednesday night after several members of a SWAT team surrounded his south Eugene home in response to …
Lawyer suspended after theft from elderly woman's bank account
A probate lawyer who admitted to scamming an elderly ward out of more than $20,000 has been suspended from practicing law indefinitely.
Maine's Incoming Attorney General Wants to Join Obamacare Lawsuit
Incoming Maine Attorney General Bill Schneider has expressed his desire to join more than a dozen other states that are suing the federal government over the nation's new health care law.
Lawyer Bobby Kensah scoops new award
MULTI-AWARD winning trainee lawyer Bobby Kensah has scooped another gong-his send in November.
WikiLeaks attacks likely by 'state actor': Assange lawyer
The lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Friday that a "state actor" is likely to blame for massive cyber attacks on the whistleblower website after it released secret US diplomatic cables.
MI Attorney General to Obama: Step Up and Stop Asian Carp
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has challenged President Obama to confront the threat of Asian carp by at least temporarily closing locks in Chicago after a Dec. 2 decision by a federal judge to de
Attorney Shares Take On Mohamud Phone Video
Criminal defense attorney John Henry Hingson does not think the cell phone video of terror suspect Mohamed Mohamud will help or hurt his case.
Accused rapist incompetent, attorney says; $1M bond set
HAMILTON — The attorney for a Hamilton man accused of holding a woman captive for 10 days and raping her several times said Friday in court his client is incompetent to stand trial.Butler County Common Please Judge Noah Powers raised bond for accused rapist William Manis, 44, to $1 million during his arraignment.
Attorney General's Office Investigating Winsted Education Issue (Web First)
WINSTED — The move to send Winsted's seventh- and eighth-grade students to the Gilbert School, the town's high school, has raised more than a few eyebrows in the community. Now that decision has grabbed the attention of the state Attorney General’s office.
Mother of Russian lawyer who died in jail harassed
MOSCOW - A solicitor representing a Russian lawyer who was left to die in jail says the victim's mother has been harassed by undercover reporters preparing a critical documentary about her son.
Lawyer must pay bank £2m she stole in scam
A City lawyer jailed for a massive con against her bank boss was today ordered to repay more than £2 million.
Former Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratzs replacement to be announced today
Calumet Countys new district attorney, chosen to replace disgraced former DA Ken Kratz, will be announced today by Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle.
Stepmom's Lawyer Staying After State Drops Funding
The lawyer for the father of a 10-year-old girl believed killed and dismembered says he will continue to represent the man even though North Carolina won't pay for his work.
Attorney Says YouTube Video Shows Officer Punching Handcuffed Client
YORK, Pa. -- A York attorney is asking police to share video and details about an arrest that is getting an increasing amount of attention after it was posted on YouTube.
Blagojevich attorney says no plea deal is in the works
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's attorney says there's no chance his client will negotiate a plea deal. Attorney Sheldon Sorosky said a plea deal hasn't been discussed. "None whatsoever. Absolutely not," Sorosky said. "It's not on our radar screen. Governor Blagojevich is innocent." Blagojevich's attorneys were in court Thursday to discuss the former governor's April re-trial ...
Lawyer becomes laughing pastor
It took a two-year journey around the world for Susan Sparks to identify her life's mission -- finding the funny in religion.
Attorney general sides with newspaper in Oak Harbor meeting dispute
An Oak Harbor ordinance allows some of its city council meetings to be held illegally, according to a legal opinion sought by the Whidbey News-Times and release this week by the Washington State Attorney General's Office.
North Platte Lawyer Named to County Court Judge
A North Platte lawyer will be filling a vacancy on the county court bench in Nebraska's 11th Judicial District.
Attorney Calls Arrest by York Police Brutality
A York attorney says police officer struck man being taken into custody. He is not pressing charges at this point, but says it needs to be addressed.
Lawyer will seek lower bond for wounded vet accused of stalking Westboro members
WICHITA — A lawyer for a double-amputee war veteran charged with misdemeanors against a controversial Topeka church said today he will be seeking a lower bond for his client.
Attorney: Suspect In Hamilton Rape Incompetent To Stand Trial
The attorney for a Hamilton man accused of holding a woman captive and raping her said his client is incompetent to stand trial.
Bank con lawyer ordered to repay £2m
A city lawyer, who lived in north London, who conned millions from her bank boss has been ordered to repay more than £2 million.
Bank con lawyer ordered to repay £2m
A city lawyer, who lived in north London, who conned millions from her bank boss has been ordered to repay more than £2 million.
Bank con lawyer ordered to repay £2m
A city lawyer, who lived in north London, who conned millions from her bank boss has been ordered to repay more than £2 million.
Lawyer: Interest in militia activist opened Hutaree probe
Detroit —Federal investigators first opened an investigation into the Hutaree militia in September 2008 after a confidential informant said Dexter-area militia activist Mark Koernke was a leader of the group, a lawyer said today.
Bank con lawyer to repay £2m
A lawyer jailed for conning millions from a bank to help a friend's ailing airline is asked to repay more than £2m.
Lawyer to seek lower bond for veteran accused of stalking Westboro members
A lawyer for a double-amputee war veteran charged with misdemeanors against a controversial Topeka, Kan., church said Friday he will be seeking a lower bond for his client.
Montgomery adopting slow approach to changing county attorney policies
In his first week on the job, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said he's taking a slow and cautious approach to changing any of the office's policies, but already is taking a strong stand of p
AT&T Denies Attorney General's Allegation
Company Says It Never Sought Secret Negotiations With DPUC Over $1.1 Million Fine Get Business Mobile Text Alerts : Text BIZ To 37798 Attorney General Richard Blumenthal Friday described AT&T's request to negotiate a $1.1 million fine with the Department of Public Utility Control as an attempted secret settlement but AT&T denied the attorney general's characterization.
Doyle appoints district attorney to replace Kratz
A female prosecutor who was once the victim of sexual assault has been named to replace a district attorney who resigned in disgrace after trying to strike up a relationship with a domestic violence victim.
Indiana Attorney General Zoeller wants Chesteron real estate agent disciplined
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants the Indiana RealEstate Commission to again discipline a licensed Chesterton realestate broker, after the commission previously placed his licenseon probation.
Attorney Fighting to Seal Records of Case Involving the Sheriff
The attorney representing Laurie Schween Culp is fighting to seal the records of a divorce case that names Sheriff Royce Toney as the man who broke up a marriage.
Attorney: Bull Street sale imminent
The sale is one of the most anticipated and significant land deals in city history. A 2005 plan said more than 1,200 homes and nearly 1 million square feet of office and retail space could be built on the site, adding significantly to the city’s tax rolls.
AT&T Denies Attorney General's Allegation
Company Says It Never Sought Secret Negotiations With DPUC Over $1.1 Million Fine Get Business Mobile Text Alerts : Text BIZ To 37798 Attorney General Richard Blumenthal Friday described AT&T's request to negotiate a $1.1 million fine with the Department of Public Utility Control as an attempted secret settlement but AT&T denied the attorney general's characterization.
Attorney's statement: Davis did nothing wrong
RALEIGH, N.C. — The attorney for the tutor linked to an NCAA investigation into the North Carolina football program says coach Butch Davis did nothing wrong.
Attorney Kim Grijalva Back In Court For Self Defense
The Yakima attorney accused of a major telephone security breach at the county jail was back in court again. Not to hear more about the charges against her, not to defend herself against accusations she broke just about every inmate phone rule there is, but to defend her own ability to earn a living in front of the clients she's still representing.
Attorney: Sex allegations against school aide are false
Assertions against a former Marysville Joint Unified School District aide, arrested on suspicion of sex with a 17-year-old boy and the subject of a separate temporary restraining order, are unfounded, her attorney says. "All of the allegations are...
Attorney calls for Ashley to retract comments
Attorney calls for Ashley to retract comments - A lawyer representing three Okaloosa County deputi
Lawyer: Family Connections money gone
Lawyer: Family Connections money gone
Attorney Seeks Probe Of Napa Police Shooting
The attorney for the family of a man fatally shot by Napa police are calling for an independent investigation into his death.
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.
Attorney for Julia Roske, a former Northwoods physician’s assistant, requests severance of her case from that of eight ...
TROY — An attorney for a former employee of Northwoods Rehabilitation and Extended Care Facility facing charges of neglecting a patient is asking that the physician’s assistant’s case be severed from that of eight other defendants, against whom he said a “disproportionate amount” of evidence exists.
Lawyer vows impartiality in police probe
People who have worked with Bob Aaronson describe him as fair, down-to-earth and impartial. Modesto residents can expect the same, he said Friday, when he conducts an investigation into police brutality allegations concerning the Modesto Police Department.
Lawyer: No abuse seen
A lawyer for one of nine employees caught by a hidden camera allegedly neglecting a nursing home patient says his client can't be seen doing anything on the tape. Nine nurses and aides at the Northwoods Rehabilitation and Extended Care facility in Schaghticoke were named in a 175-count state Attorney General's indictment in September charging them with falsifying business records, a felony; and ...
Gov. Jim Doyle names Jerilyn Dietz as district attorney in Calumet County
MADISON Gov. Jim Doyle today named Jerilyn Dietz as Calumet Countys new district attorney, filling the vacancy left by Ken Kratz, who resigned after a text-messaging controversy.
Cricketer Salman Butt's lawyer hits out at ICC official
The lawyer for suspended former Pakistan captain Salman Butt on Saturday lashed out at a top cricket official who said he would be "disappointed" if players in a spot-fixing case were acquitted.
Lawyer hits out at Lorgat
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt’s lawyer Khalid Ranjha says ICC head Haroon Lorgat is not allowing players a fair hearing.
Lawyer: Nigerian Soldiers Killed Civilians
Nigeria: Lawyer says soldiers killed civilians, destroyed homes in oil delta village
Lawyer: Nigerian soldiers killed civilians
(12-05) 08:35 PST WARRI, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian soldiers who launched a raid on militants hiding in the nation's oil-rich southern delta killed civilians and purposely destroyed homes, a human rights lawyer who...