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District attorney wants further Lohan investigation
The Riverside County district attorney's office wants another investigation before deciding whether Lindsay Lohan will be charged with battery for last month's skirmish with a Betty Ford Center rehabilitation technician.
Attorney: GOP Health Care Proposal a Legal Risk
HELENA – Republicans running the Montana Legislature who have launched bills aimed at undermining a federal health care law they believe is unconstitutional may themselves be running up against the state Constitution by trying to order the attorney general to take action. The first GOP proposal on the issue to get a hearing Wednesday would direct the state attorney general to join about 20 other ...
Attorney: Former day care center director not responsible for checking van
Petra Rodriguez-Perez, the former director of the Delray Beach child care center where toddler Haile Brockington died in a van in August, was not responsible for checking the vehicle after children unloaded the van that day, her attorney said Wednesday.
Uganda: Attorney Throws Out Museveni Cartoon Case
A State Attorney has ordered closed a case in which the owner and editor of Summit Business Review magazine were accused of publishing a cartoon that embarrasses President Museveni.
Lawyer wants $5k wedding photo business owes
A lawyer who won a judgment in district court against owners of a Salem wedding photography business is asking a superior court judge to make the couple pay $5,000 they owe.
Attorney: GOP health care proposal a legal risk
HELENA, MT - Republicans running the Montana Legislature who have launched bills aimed at undermining a federal health care law they believe is unconstitutional may themselves be running up against the state Constitution by trying to order the attorney general to take action.
Alabama Democratic Party endorses Beck for U.S. Attorney post in Montgomery
Montgomery attorney George Beck is known for his white-collar criminal defense work.
Roundhouse Roundup: Lawyer's high-profile clients could be political baggage
Albuquerque lawyer Sam Bregman, who is challenging incumbent Javier Gonzales for the chairmanship of the state Democratic Party, has been in the news a lot in recent years.
Attorney for assistant DA seeks to quash indictment as judge resigns case
Ted Steinke, attorney for Collin County Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis, filed a motion Tuesday to have Davis’ indictment quashed. Davis was indicted last week on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
Attorney comments on Davis’ indictment
First Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis was indicted Tuesday on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
Center City lawyer to advise Corbett
Gov.-elect Tom Corbett has selected the chairman of the Center City law firm Saul Ewing L.L.P. as his top legal adviser, he announced Wednesday.
Defense lawyer dies; 'champion' of rights
SPRINGFIELD - Perman Glenn III, a local criminal defense lawyer best known for leading the charge in alleged police brutality cases, died suddenly while vacationing in the Dominican Republic, according to friends and attorneys who worked with him.
Defense lawyer dies; 'champion' of rights
SPRINGFIELD - Perman Glenn III, a local criminal defense lawyer best known for leading the charge in alleged police brutality cases, died suddenly while vacationing in the Dominican Republic, according to friends and attorneys who worked with him.
Center City lawyer to advise Corbett
Gov.-elect Tom Corbett has selected the chairman of the Center City law firm Saul Ewing L.L.P. as his top legal adviser, he announced Wednesday.
Amir's lawyer hopeful in spot-fixing case
An ICC tribunal's decision to defer the spot-fixing verdict until next month will give renewed hope to suspended Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir, his lawyer said Thursday. Shahid Karim, who represented Amir at the International Cricket Concil's anti-corruption tribunal in Doha, was confident the player will be exonerated when its decision is announced on Feb.
Attorney General Bill Schuette should push for medical marijuana patients' privacy in federal investigation, attorney ...
Federal authorities want information from the state's medical marijuana records to use as part of a drug case.
Attorney: Rape defendant didn’t understand right to remain silent
The new defense attorney for a Salvadoran man charged with rape, kidnapping and other felonies has moved to suppress statements his client made to police after his arrest, on the grounds that the man, who reportedly doesn't speak English, was never given his Miranda rights in a form he could understand.
Ex-Attorney General Mike Cox to work for Detroit law firm
Former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox will work for the Dykema law firm in Detroit, focusing on health care and regulatory issues in its litigation department, Dykema said Tuesday.
Inkster cops should be cleared of perjury, attorney says
A former Inkster narcotics cop says his perjury-related charges should be dismissed because he was following ex-Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Karen Plants' instructions to hide an informant's identity in one of Michigan's largest cocaine trials.
Attorney: GOP health care proposal a legal risk
Republicans running the Montana Legislature who have launched bills aimed at undermining a federal health care law they believe is unconstitutional may themselves be running up against the state Constitution by trying to order the attorney general to take action.
Attorney General Releases Ward Bird Pardon Petition
Attorney General Michael Delaney is planning to release the pardon petition of a Moultonboro man sentenced to three years in jail for brandishing a gun at a trespasser.
Matt Reed: Attorney forecasts tort-reform outlook
With tort reform afoot again in Tallahassee, I sought an attorney's take on the particulars and how past restrictions on lawsuits have affected your legal rights.
Attorney: NFL players want a lockout
A New York attorney says that the NFLPA wants the owners to lock them out when their CBA expires in March.
County attorney returns excess fees
County Attorney Brian Thomas announced that a $23,800 check will pay the court back for salaries in the office and a $25,000 donation represents excess fees that have gone unused.
Elections attorney says referendum on Memphis-Shelby schools merger to be held in 45-60 days
Monice Hagler, assistant Shelby County attorney, said the Election Commission reached its decision this morning after receiving advice from State Election Coordinator Mark Goins.
N.C. attorney general to give update on SBI changes
RALEIGH, N.C.  North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is giving an update on changes at the State Bureau of Investigation less than a week after a veteran agent was fired.
District Attorney's Office announces personnel changes
NEW BEDFORD — District Attorney Sam Sutter recently announced the departure of one his veteran Superior Court prosecutors and the hiring of another prosecutor who was recently named the 2010 William O'Malley Prosecutor of the Year by the...
DeLay lawyer says his client will never spend day in jail
The attorney for former House leader Tom DeLay said on Thursday he is preparing a series of motions to appeal and overturn DeLay's conviction on conspiracy and money laundering charges.
Attorney: Cecil Newton did not attend game
The moment father and son, Cecil and Cam Newton, embracing after Cam and Auburn had just won the BCS National Championship wouldn’t ordinarily be big news.
Lawyer jailed for cash laundering
A solicitor who stole £50,000 from her grandmother whilst administering a will is jailed for three years.
Lawyer who killed hunter no longer to hide assets
Montgomery County attorney David Manilla, who transferred five parcels of land to relatives just before his arrest last month on manslaughter and firearms charges, has agreed to void those transactions.
Attorney pleads not guilty to stalking his paralegal, shooting at her condo
Attorney pleads not guilty to stalking his paralegal, shooting at her condo By stephen hunt The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Jan 13, 2011 02:24PM MDT A Salt Lake-area criminal defense attorney charged with stalking his female paralegal and firing shots at her Cottonwood Heights condominium last year waived his right on Thursday to a preliminary hearing. Harold W. Stone III, 33, is charged with one ...
Attorney General: State paid victims $3.3 million in 2010
Arkansas crime victims received more than $3.3 million in reparations in 2010, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced Thursday.
Cricket: Amir's lawyer hopeful
The lawyer of Mohammad Amir says an ICC tribunal's decision to defer the spot-fixing verdict until next month will give renewed hope to the suspended Pakistan fast bowler.Shahid Karim, who represented Amir at the International...
Casey's Attorney Pays Fine, Explains Himself
In the case against Casey Anthony, it's clearer now what allegedly caused Casey's lead attorney to have to be sanctioned by the court. READ: Baez's Motion Fighting Sanctions
Attorney General Bill Schuette of Midland plans to continue fight against Asian carp
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, of Midland, announced he will continue efforts to stop Asian carp from entering into the Great Lakes.
Pa. lawyer voids land sale amid hunting-death suit
A suburban Philadelphia lawyer charged with fatally shooting a hunter has agreed to void five recent real-estate transfers to family members.
Attorney, Voice of Harbor High Steve Wright Dies
The Santa Cruz County community remembered defense attorney Steve Wright as a father figure not only to his own five children, but also to hundreds of student athletes and clients. Wright died suddenly on Dec. 30 while on a family vacation at age 59.
Louisville lawyer rides streak of malpractice victories
He has successfully defended Kentucky doctors accused of operating too soon, too late, too aggressively and not aggressively enough. He's won cases for doctors who allegedly missed a heart murmur, a breast tumor, a torn rotator cuff and melanoma in an ear.
DeLay lawyer says his client will never spend day in jail
The attorney for former House leader Tom DeLay said on Thursday he is preparing a series of motions to appeal and overturn DeLay's conviction on conspiracy and money laundering charges.
Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez pays $583.73 penalty
Casey Anthony defense attorney Jose Baez has paid the $583.73 penalty for failing to turn over witness information to the prosecution, records show.
Attorney, fake war hero charged with stealing from Paiute Indians
A BYU law school graduate who passed himself off as a decorated war veteran and licensed military attorney faces more than two dozen federal charges, including allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from the Paiute Indian Tribe.
Lawyer: Mum's right to fair trial at risk
The lawyer of the Auckland mother facing 36 charges of abusing her 9-year-old daughter argued today that media coverage referring to the "torture case" was prejudicial to her right to a fair trial.
Florida attorney general widens inquiry into foreclosure law firms
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's office has expanded its investigation of foreclosure law firms beyond false court documents and the so-called "robo-signers" who were producing them in huge volumes.
Attorney General-elect Luther Strange announces leaders to help fight corruption
''I hope the announcement of this team sends a message that public corruption is a top priority in our office," Strange said.
Lawyer: PlayStation 3 Jailbreak Code Is a 'Google Search Away'
The lawyer for embattled gadget hacker George Hotz told a federal judge Thursday that it is impossible to cleanse the internet of the code to jailbreak the PlayStation 3, despite Sony’s demands that it be done. "The code sought to be restrained will always be a Google search away," wrote attorney Stewart Kellar, who represents Hotz, a 21-year-old from New Jersey who goes by the handle "GeoHot."
Lambert won't run for attorney general
FRANKFORT — Former Kentucky Supreme Court Chief Justice Joseph Lambert said Thursday he was d
Lawyer: Rapper 'relieved' to admit '93 NY shooting
Rapper G. Dep is facing a murder charge after walking into a police station to confess to a long-cold case, but he isn't regretful — he's relieved, his lawyer says.
Lawyer objects to media coverage
The lawyer for one of the parents accused of abusing a nine year West Auckland girl has objected to some of the media reporting of the case.
Lawyer advises foreclosed clients to break back into their homes
Michael Pines, who was baseball legend Lenny Dykstra's attorney, admits to breaking into homes at least half a dozen times, leaving clients to squat while he defends their legal right to possession. The Earls, all 11 of them, had been evicted from their Simi Valley home. Attorney Michael T. Pines pleaded with a Ventura County Superior Court judge to let the family back in.