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Lawyer of NYer accused in 4 deaths: Shooting taped
A lawyer for a man charged with opening fire on a crowd outside an upstate New York restaurant says a videotape shows a second shooter and an exchange of gunfire outside the restaurant on the night four people died.
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff battling cancer
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has cancer. ABC 4 News is being told that a tumor was discovered recently while Shurtleff was having his appendix removed. Shurtleff has been suffering from a stomach ailment for the last month or so. The appendectomy had been scheduled because of that illness. The tumor is believed to be malignant but "contained." The fact that ...
Lawyer stole $495,000 from dead B.C. client's estate
A former B.C. lawyer has been convicted of stealing almost half of a dead client's $1-million estate to pay for the development of a mountainside community that never came to be.
Utah Attorney General, Shurtleff says doctors removed cancerous tumor
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says doctors say he has cancer after they found a tumor during a recent appendectomy operation.
Lawyer: WikiLeaks' Assange Arranging to Meet Police
Julian Assange is wanted in Sweden for questioning about allegations of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion
Lawmakers to discuss power of WA attorney general
Washington state lawmakers are scheduled to weigh in on the scope of the state's attorney general, an issue that recently came before the state Supreme Court.
Utah Attorney General diagnosed with cancer
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff announced in a YouTube video posted Monday that he's been diagnosed with cancer.
Attorney Sends Letter To Sheriff Toney to Schedule Deposition
An attorney is fighting for Sheriff Royce Toney to break his silence after being named as the "other man" in a divorce petition.
Ex-Arizona county attorney faces discipline case
A judge has ruled there is enough evidence to launch a formal attorney-discipline case against a former Arizona county attorney.
MN Attorney General Sues Discover Card
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson files a lawsuit against the parent read more
Danville city attorney asks for pay raise
City Attorney W. Clarke Whitfield Jr. is seeing his paycheck affected by the new federal health coverage laws, and is asking City Council to adjust his employment contract to balance the effect of the new rules.
Boy's Uzi Death: Lawyer Wants Video Barred
Lawyer asks judge to block video of Conn. boy's Uzi death from ex-police chief's trial
Lawyer: Assange Making Arrangements to Meet Police
LONDON, 7 DECEMBER, 2010 : WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is "in the process of making arrangements" to meet with British police regarding a Swedish arrest warrant, his attorney said Monday, CNN reported and published on it's website.
MN Attorney General Files Suit Against Discover
St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson filed a lawsuit Monday against Discover Bank for deceptively charging some credit card customers for pricey optional financial products.
Lawyer of NYer accused in 4 deaths: Shooting taped
A lawyer for a man charged with opening fire on a crowd outside an upstate New York restaurant says a videotape shows a second shooter and an exchange of gunfire outside the restaurant on the ni...
Judge delays ruling on special attorney to help DuPage pick top prosecutor
Officials trade allegations about possible conflicts of interest DuPage County's chief judge has delayed until Wednesday a decision on whether he will name a special attorney to advise the County Board on the process of selecting a new top prosecutor for the county.
Assange making arrangements to meet police, lawyer says
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is "in the process of making arrangements" to meet with British police regarding a Swedish arrest warrant, his attorney said Monday.
Pak lawyer claims fresh evidence to prove Sarabjit's innocence
Chandigarh, Dec 6 : The lawyer of Sarabjit Singh, who is facing death sentence in Pakistan, today claimed he had got new evidence to prove his innocence and had filed a fresh mercy petition before the Pakistani President.
Lawyer wins racial discrimination case
Two lawyers and a law student were victims of racial profiling by a Peel Law Association employee, a human rights tribunal finds.
Williamson County attorney says she's victim of retaliation
Williamson County attorney says she's victim of retaliation
Lawyer: Miranda Warning Too Vague
TALLAHASSEE | Criminal defendants in Florida should receive a broader warning about their right to be represented by a lawyer during questioning than is required under federal law, a lawyer for a Polk County murder defendant said Monday.
Lawmakers to discuss power of WA attorney general
Washington state lawmakers are scheduled to weigh in on the scope of the state's attorney general, an issue that recently came before the state Supreme Court.
Lawyer of person accused in 4 deaths: Shooting taped
A lawyer for a man charged with opening fire on a crowd outside a Buffalo restaurant raised the possibility Monday that a video camera captured a second shooter and an...
WikiLeaks' Assange to fight extradition: lawyer
SYDNEY, Dec 7, 2010 (AFP) - - Besieged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will fight extradition to Sweden, his lawyer said Tuesday, after British police received a request for him to face charges in Stockholm.
Attorney presents ‘The Conse-quences of Thug Life’
The familiar music, and overhead graphics, caught the attention of students, and kept them engaged in the conversation about young people and the criminal justice system.
Attorney files pay equity suit against Reed Smith
Women at Pittsburgh's second-largest law firm are paid less than men for the same work, rarely get promoted, and work in an environment in which the sexual interest of male bosses affects their advancement prospects, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court.
Attorney: Metra boss supported others
Pagano's widow fights $1 million in debts Former Metra chief Phil Pagano was supporting two other households in addition to his own, leaving his wife with $1 million in debts after he took his life, his widow's attorney said. It was unclear who belonged to those households, but it could begin to explain his growing need for cash.
Attorney: Metra boss supported 3 households
Metra's longtime chief was supporting two other households in addition to his own, leaving his wife with staggering debts after he took his life, according to a lawyer for Phil Pagano's widow. James Mullally, who represents Barbara Pagano, made the disclosure in federal bankruptcy court last week, claiming that she was left with more than $1 million in debts. Saying he didn't want to get ...
Attorney requests to postpone bomb house burn
Officials delay incineration by one day The attorney for the 'bomb factory' suspect filed court documents late Tuesday requesting authorities to postpone Thursday's planned burning of the Escondido house, the attorney said Tuesday.
Arkansas Attorney General Sues Mo' Money Taxes
Says Company Took Advantage of Taxpayers
Minnesota's attorney general sues Discover
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued Discover on Monday, accusing the company of billing tens of thousands of Minnesota customers for account protection programs they didn't want.
Nigeria: Attorney General Michael Aondoakaa Banned For Two Years
FORMER Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Michael Kaase Aondoakaa, is to wait till 2012 to append the SAN title after his name, as the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee ,LPPC, yesterday, shortened his indefinite suspension from the Nigerian Inner Bar to just two years.
WikiLeaks founder to talk to UK police: lawyer
A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Monday he and his client were in the process of arranging to meet British police.
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 General says schools can play
The attorney general’s office has cleared the way for the Natchez-Adams School District to contribute money to the ...
Assange's lawyer to talk to police about warrant
The British lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday he planned to talk with London police about an arrest warrant out for his client.
Attorney general to investigate OJA contract award
The state Attorney General's Office agreed Monday to review how a multimillion-dollar state contract was awarded to a group working with a lobbyist who is romantically linked to a state senator.
David Pauling says he's OK with City Council attorney post
Interim City Attorney David Pauling decided Monday that he 'has no problem' with the current City Council attorney post, differing from Mayor Dewey Bartlett's position on the matter.
Lawyer: Assange to surrender to British police
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is expected to surrender to British police Tuesday as part of a Swedish sex-crimes investigation -- one of a host of international legal, financial, and security challenges closing in on the secret-spilling website.
Lawyer: Assange to surrender to British police
Lawyer: WikiLeaks founder to surrender to British police as extradition process gets under way
Attorney talks rights at UPUA's town hall meeting
State College attorney Andrew Shubin said Centre County police officers are too concerned with generating a high number of student arrests for low-level offenses at the University Park Undergraduate Association-sponsored town hall meeting Monday night.
Attorney receives state award
Wausau attorney Christine Bremer Muggli received the Robert L. Habush Trial Lawyer of the Year Award on Friday from the Wisconsin Association for Justice.
Lawyer faces prison for stealing from clients, cheating on taxes
A Syracuse-area lawyer faces up to three to nine years in state prison for stealing more than $750,000 from clients and not reporting the extra income on his tax returns.
Lawyer argues for the release of Rahn
Former Greece Police Chief Merritt Rahn should be released from state prison during an appeal of his convictions, a local lawyer contends.
Lawyer wins race case
A prominent Toronto lawyer has won a discrimination case against the Peel Law Association after he and two black colleagues were singled out in a room full of lawyers in Brampton and asked for identification.
Attorney Claims Infant's Death Accidental
The lawyer for a Northern Kentucky man says the death of his client's infant daughter was accidental. Trial began on Monday in Burlington for Benjamin and Laura Senseman. Defense attorney Wil Zevely told jurors in his opening statement that he couldn't solve the puzzle of Chloe Senseman's death for them, but said his client wasn't guilty of anything. Prosecutors say they'll show the 2-month-old ...
Pagano Supported 3 Households: Attorney
An attorney for the widow of longtime Metra Chief Phil Pagano, Barbara Pagano, is fighting creditors and is more than $1 million in debt.
Wisconsin attorney announces state Supreme Court run
An assistant state attorney general says she will run for the Wisconsin Supreme Court this spring.
NY attorney sentenced in $300K adoption scheme
A New York attorney who posed as an adoption expert and stole $300,000 from prospective parents for babies that did not exist has been sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Attorney: Man expected to plead guilty to downtown shooting
WILKES-BARRE - A man accused by city police of firing multiple shots at three people inside a parking garage near Public Square is expected to plead guilty to assault charges, his attorney said.