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Not guilty plea entered deputy county attorney charged with DUI
The attorney for Stephanie Kelley - the deputy county attorney from Bullitt County who was arrested for driving drunk last week - entered a not guilty plea in court on her behalf Tuesday.
Attorney: Pass prosecution of Kings Co. supervisor to state
The Kings County district attorney should surrender prosecution of Richard Valle, a Kings County supervisor who faces sexual assault charges, to the state attorney general, Valle's attorney said today.
‘No evidence’ links dad to slaying of girl, 9: lawyer
A 42-year-old remains in police custody Tuesday on suspicion he stabbed to death his 9-year-old daughter, Mya Lyons, in July 2008, police officials and the man’s lawyer said. Richard Lyons was arrested Monday on a “no-bond warrant” issued by Cook County Judge Peggy Chiampas, according to a police report. No charges had been filed as of midday Tuesday, but the warrant said a police investigation ...
Mattel Lawyer Accuses MGA of Luring Bratz Designer
Mattel lawyer accuses MGA chief of luring Bratz designer then lying about success of dolls
Missing lawyer's wife seeks progress
The wife of missing human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit is expected to ask the Department of Special Investigation this week to change the team of investigators looking into her husband's disappearance.
Lawyer for Texas exonerees faces misconduct suit
The State Bar of Texas has filed a lawsuit against an attorney who collected millions of dollars from wrongly convicted ex-inmates, saying he committed professional misconduct by charging fees that were illegal and unconscionable.
N.S. man seeks lawyer in prostitute murder case
A Nova Scotia man charged with second-degree murder in the case of a sex worker said he's having trouble finding a lawyer during a brief appearance Tuesday in provincial court in Dartmouth.
Wilcox won't be prosecuted in corruption case
Gila County Attorney Daisy Flores will not prosecute a public corruption case brought against Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox last year by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
Lawyer: Detained teen should be in US by Thursday
A government lawyer says that a Virginia teenager stuck in Kuwait because of his apparent placement on the no-fly list should be able to return to the U.S. on Thursday.
Sunshine lawyer on a mission to help
FLEEING with his family from war-torn Sudan via Ethiopia and Kenya, Sunshine lawyer Kot Monoah has come a long way.
Attorney blames airport security breach for death of teen who fell from plane
A Florida attorney has been retained by family of a north Charlotte teen who apparently snuck into the wheel well of a plane and fell to his death in November.
Attorney General issues statement on task force
Attorney General Luther Strange issued the following statement on the abolition of the Governor's Task Force on Illegal Gambling by Gov. Robert Bentley:
Attorney General Holder's chief of staff to head new unit to review serious misconduct cases
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder's chief of staff is leaving to head a new Justice Department unit that will decide on discipline in cases of serious misconduct by the agency's career lawyers.
Work E-Mail Not Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege, Court Says
E-mails between a client and attorney are no longer considered privileged and confidential if the client writes the messages from a work e-mail account, a California court of appeals has ruled. The 3-0 decision Thursday by the Sacramento-based Third Appellate District means that if you intend to sue your employer, don't discuss the lawsuit with an attorney using company e-mail. The company has a ...
Lawyer: Detained Teen Should Be In U.S. Soon
A Virginia teenager who says he was beaten and tortured while detained in Kuwait and has been stuck there for nearly a month because of his apparent placement on the no-fly list should return to the U.S. by Thursday, a government lawyer said. READ: Gulet Memo Of Law (.DOC) READ: Gulet Complaint (.DOC)
WaMu eyes March bankruptcy exit: attorney
Washington Mutual Inc could be out of bankruptcy in March after reworking its recently rejected plan of reorganization, the attorney overseeing the company's bankruptcy said on Tuesday.
DETROIT: Underwear bomber’s standby attorney seeking privileged information
DETROIT — A standby attorney is attempting to do work beyond the scope of his duties in the case involving the man known as the “underwear bomber,” federal prosecutors say.
Lawyer plans to prove Saratoga man had license at time bicyclist was hit, injured
The defense lawyer for Robert Schiro, the Saratoga resident accused of a hit-and-run collision that severely injured former competitive cyclist Ashley Jackson, is expected to turn in evidence from the California Department of Motor Vehicles that would prove Schiro had a license at the time of the accident.
Lawyer: Man who beheaded wife was abused
BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- As trial began Tuesday for a New York state man accused of beheading his wife, defense and prosecution disagreed about which spouse was the abuser.
New Michigan attorney general to continue push on Asian carp
The Michigan attorney general who sparked the legal fight to force the federal government to take dramatic steps protect the Great Lakes from an Asian carp invasion has left office, but a bitter regional fight that has pitted Illinois against a coalition of neighboring states will drag on.
Attorney for man in Birmingham police case concerned about message not guilty verdict sends
Police officers get appeals process restarted in effort to get their jobs back after firings for their roles in 2008 arrest
Lawyer: Detained teen should be in US soon
A Virginia teenager who says he was beaten and tortured while detained in Kuwait and has been stuck there for nearly a month because of his apparent placement on the no-fly list should return to the U.S. by Thursday, a government lawyer said.
Attorney Seeks Order In Davidson Co. Immigration Case
A Nashville attorney has asked for a court order against the Davidson County sheriff to cease federal immigration law enforcement functions.
Attorney: EEOC findings in HFD discrimination case should allow for a resolution
HOUSTON – The attorney for a Houston firefighter allegedly tormented by co-workers believes the results of a federal discrimination probe should allow the city and his client to find some common ground. "I think that’s the most immediate thing it means, is that the two sides are going to get together as part of the process and see if there’s a resolution that can be worked out," said attorney ...
Norton Attorney Pleads Not Guilty to Indecency Charges
Attorney Thomas Walkley, 52, entered a written plea of not guilty late Tuesday to two misdemeanor charges of public indecency.
Illinois attorney general sues pork processor, Mount Morris
MOUNT MORRIS — The Illinois attorney general’s office filed an injunction against the village and Spectrum Preferred Meats Inc. to compel both to reduce the amount of ammonia nitrogen being released into Pine and Mount Morris creeks.
Va. Democrats try to curb attorney general's power to subpoena public colleges
RICHMOND - Democrats in the General Assembly are trying to curb the power of the state's attorney general to subpoena public universities in an effort intended to limit inquiries like the one Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II is conducting at the University of Virginia.
Lawyer: Va. teen detained in Kuwait should be home soon
Attorneys for a Virginia teenager have filed a federal lawsuit, claiming he was detained and tortured in Kuwait after being arbitrarily placed on the United States' no-fly list.
Attorney General Schuette asking Michigan court to reconsider cases
Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette says he wants the new conservative majority on the Michigan Supreme Court to reconsider some decisions made late last year when the court had a liberal majority.
Attorney: Drug task force ‘overly aggressive’ on marijuana
The defense attorney involved in a dismissed medical marijuana case in Genesee County said the drug enforcement task force raiding medical marijuana patients are being “overly aggressive.”
Mattel lawyer accuses MGA of luring Bratz designer
Toy rivals Mattel Inc. and MGA Entertainment Inc. on Tuesday began the second round of their lengthy legal battle over the rights to the wildly popular Bratz line, with two markedly different versions of the development of the multibillion-dollar brand.
US Attorney’s Office In MN Starts Civil Fraud Unit
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota has set up a new unit to go after those committing fraud.
O.C. district attorney seeks to commit convicted child rapist
Orange County prosecutors filed a petition Tuesday to have a convicted child rapist committed to a mental hospital to prevent further attacks. Lawrence Brown, 52, is currently in custody in Chino State Prison for violating parole. He was arrested last...
Attorney general asks Mich. Supreme Court to reconsider cases
Lansing— Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette says he wants the new conservative majority on the Michigan Supreme Court to reconsider some decisions made late last year when the court had a liberal majority.
Attorney general accuses former water supply president of defrauding customers
Attorney general accuses former water supply president of defrauding customers
Woodford fills state's attorney, county board positions
A new state's attorney and a County Board member were unanimously approved at Tuesday's Woodford County Board meeting.
Lawyer: Airport to blame in North Carolina stowaway's death
The family of a 16-year-old, who authorities said likely stowed away on an airplane and was crushed by landing...
Attorney general announces settlement on Comcast- NBC merger
LOS ANGELES – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris on Tuesday announced a settlement that places conditions on the $30 billion joint venture of Comcast and NBC Universal to safeguard innovation and protect consumer choice.
Lawyer defends WLocks police sergeant’s actions after son’s fatal off-duty accident
The lawyer representing a Windsor Locks police sergeant accused of obstructing the investigation of a fatal car crash involving his son says the sergeant acted appropriately in the aftermath of the accident.
Attorney wants language taken from indictment
WARREN - The attorney for a trucker accused of killing three Marine recruits and injuring other people in a chain reaction crash in Warren Township wants inflammatory language stricken from his client's indictment. Attorney J.
Lawyer: Fire pit study aids client
Mount Clemens — The attorney for a man accused in a fire pit explosion that killed his 6-year-old daughter said Tuesday that fire investigators have determined the incident wasn't intentional.
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 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.
Ex-district attorney's home security paid with forfeiture funds
A home security system for former Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco, who was threatened in a newspaper ad during his time as the county's prosecutor, cost $18,764. The money came from asset forfeiture funds.
Nashville lawyer calls for end to 287(g) immigration program
Ozment says policy infringes on rights of Hispanic community.
Lawyer to list church's alleged abusers
Frustrated that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston has not published a list of priests accused of abusing minors, a Boston lawyer who has represented hundreds of victims plans today to release his own list of more than 100 alleged abusers.
Attorney General Schuette wants new court to revisit old rulings
LANSING Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette said Tuesday that he wants the new conservative majority of the Michigan Supreme Court to reconsider some decisions made late last year, when the court had a liberal majority.
Lawyer: Danylyshyn will conduct scientific activities in Czech Republic
Former Ukrainian Economy Minister Bohdan Danylyshyn, who was granted political asylum by the Czech Foreign Ministry, will be engaged in scientific activities, his Czech lawyer Marina Makhitkova has said.
Career prosecutor named interim attorney general
William H. Ryan Jr., Tom Corbett's top deputy, is Pennsylvania's new interim attorney general. The transition took place Tuesday as Corbett took the oath of office as Pennsylvania governor.