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Lawyer: Man held in Detroit rapes maintains his innocence
The lawyer of a man police suspect is responsible for a series of rapes on Detroit's northeast side, said his client is expected to be arraigned Monday, but has maintained his innocence when talking to police, despite a possible DNA link to at least one of the women attacked.
Lawyer: officer pulled gun in defense
The off-duty San Rafael police officer who allegedly pulled out a gun in a dispute with man outside of a downtown restaurant on New Year’s Eve was acting in self-defense, his lawyer claims.
Lawyer cleared of rape charge
A CRIMINAL lawyer has been cleared of allegations he raped a woman on the bonnet of a car.
Defense lawyer told DNA links man to Detroit rapes
A lawyer for a 31-year-old man arrested in a string of rapes that terrorized Detroit said Sunday that investigators have told him they have DNA evidence linking his client to the attacks.
Morgan Stanley Banker Ahmed Cooperating With Galleon Probe, Lawyer Says
The lawyer for Morgan Stanley banker Kamal Ahmed said his client is “cooperating with Morgan Stanley in its investigation” of allegations raised in a U.S. court filing that an unidentified employee helped pass inside information in the Galleon Group LLC hedge fund insider trading scandal.
US attorney wants shooting suspect tried in Tucson
Federal prosecutors want all future hearings for the suspect accused of shooting Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others to be held in Tucson instead of Phoenix.
Attorney’s health again at issue
MICHIGAN CITY — For the second week in a row, the health of a defense attorney became a matter for discussion in La Porte Superior Court I.
Morgan Stanley’s Ahmed Cooperating in Galleon Probe, Lawyer Says
Morgan Stanley Managing Director Kamal Ahmed is “cooperating” with the bank’s investigation of allegations raised in a U.S. court filing that an employee helped pass information in the Galleon Group LLC hedge fund insider trading scandal, Ahmed’s lawyer said.
U.S. Attorney Moore setting priorities for office
Since the U.S. Senate confirmed his appointment nearly four months ago, Middle Georgia’s top federal prosecutor has settled into his new job and set priorities for the office.
Former Delco D.A. Ryan named as interim Pa. Attorney General
Now that Tom Corbett has been sworn in as the state's new governor, you might be wondering who's heading up the attorney general's office?
Attorney: Self-defense not murder
Mikel Shannon Arms was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed Michael Lee Willis, according to his defense attorney David Phillips. Phillips will stand beside Arms on Monday when the first-degree murder trial begins. “We’re ready to...
Top aide leaving attorney general's office
Cara Smith, a top aide for attorney general Lisa Madigan, is leaving the attorney general’s office to become chief of staff at the state Department of Corrections.
S-burg attorney running for district judge
Stroudsburg attorney Daniel Higgins Jr. is running for Stroud Township Magisterial District Justice.
Lawyer Lozano won’t pursue libel vs broadcaster
MANILA, Philippines—Lawyer Oliver Lozano will no longer file libel charges against broadcaster Erwin Tulfo and the ABC 5 management over the report linking his murdered son Emerson to a car theft syndicate.
Lawyer: Chuck's suffered enough
Disgraced former City Councilor Chuck Turner's lawyer is begging for mercy for his client, saying hard time will...
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.
Rights lawyer Thongbai Thongpao dies
Celebrated human rights lawyer Thongbai Thongpao, a Magsaysay Award winner in the category of public services and former Bangkok Post contributing writer, died on Monday morning of heart failure. He was 84.
Rights lawyer Thongbai Thongpao dies
Celebrated human rights lawyer Thongbai Thongpao, a Magsaysay Award winner in the category of public services and former Bangkok Post contributing writer, died on Monday morning of heart failure. He was 84.
Lawyer Thonbai passes away
Magsaysay award-winner Lawyer Thongbai Thongpao, recognized for his hard works in defending the poor in human right cases, passed away Monday morning. He was 84 years old.
Attorney general aims to rub out 'notario' industry
Pasco attorney Tom Roach has seen hundreds of cases in which a so-called "notario" has mad
Report: Ex-assistant attorney general warned before he was fired
ANN ARBOR - A former assistant state attorney general who was fired after being accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan was previously warned about using state resources for anti-gay attacks on politicians, according to details of a report published Sunday.
Thai lawyer, winner of Magsaysay award, dies
lawyer Thongbai Thongpao died Monday aged 84. Thongbai, winner of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay award, died of a heart attack while being taken to a hospital, his wife Mayulee said. "He had bee
Chichvarkin's lawyer expects criminal case to be dropped
The lawyer representing fugitive Russian businessman Yevgeny Chichvarkin, charged with the abduction of his company Euroset's shipping agent, said he expects to be informed of the closure of the case during talks with Russian investigators on Monday.
Former Shreveport Attorney To Be Sentenced Today
A former Shreveport Attorney who authorities say had sexual relations with a 16-year-old girl.
Attorney Representing Quogue Homeowners Asks For Adjournment To Submit Revised Plans
The attorney representing the property owners who have the only pending application that would be affected if the state decides to strip Quogue Village’s ability to grant building permits along the ocean has asked for an adjournment until next month so his clients can revise their $7.5 million plan to tear down and rebuild their home on Dune Road.
Lawyer: Rape victims ID suspect in lineup
The 31-year-old man being held by police in connection with seven sexual assaults was picked out of a lineup by each of the rape victims, the suspect's lawyer said.
Portland lawyer chosen as Maine Dems chairman
A 33-year-old labor lawyer from Portland is the new chairman of the Maine Democratic Party.
Lawyer doubts Lotus name dispute to end soon
A specialist lawyer has played down hopes the Lotus naming dispute might be settled this week. A short time ago on Monday afternoon, the initial hearings kicked off inside London's High Court.
New Attorney General, Jepsen, Digs Into His Office's Challenges (Web Exclusive)
State Attorney Gen. George Jepsen (D-Ridgefield) said he met last week with representatives of the state Department of Public Utility Control to address the “complex issue” of creating a regulatory environment that will further accelerate energy conservation.
Lawyer Thongbai Thongpao, 84, inspired generations
Well-known human-rights lawyer and Magsaysay award winner Thongbai Thongpao died yesterday morning aged 84, after suffering heart failure.
State's attorney hires new deputy
State's Attorney Frank Weathersbee hired his de facto campaign manager earlier this month to serve as one of his top aides and prosecutors. Deputy State's Attorney Tom Fleckenstein, a former assistant state's attorney who left the office in 2003 to go into private practice, took the oath of office Friday in county Circuit Court in Annapolis. "He's got a lot of experience. He's got a lot of good ...
Lawyer: Court takes Rahm Emanuel's name off ballot
An attorney says an Illinois Appeals Court has ruled that Rahm Emanuel's name can't appear on the ballot for Chicago mayor.
Lawyer: Court takes Rahm Emanuel's name off Chicago mayor ballot
CHICAGO -- An attorney says an Illinois Appeals Court has ruled that Rahm Emanuel's name can't appear on the ballot for Chicago mayor. M. Spencer Green/The Associated Press archiveFormer White House chief of staff Rahm EmanuelAttorney Burt Odelson said Monday...
Lawyer: Emanuel to appeal court ruling removing his name from Chicago mayoral ballot
Lawyer: Emanuel to appeal court ruling removing his name from Chicago mayoral ballot
Attorney Pleads Guilty to Stealing More Money
BUFFALO, NY - An attorney, already convicted of 33 felony charges, has now pleaded guilty to 20 more felony counts after an ongoing investigation led to additional complaints.
Attorney faults security in LA school shooting
Lawyers for a boy who was shot at a Los Angeles high school blame a lack of security for allowing the gun to be smuggled into class.
Attorney faults security in Gardena High School shooting
Lawyers for a boy who was shot at Gardena High School blame a lack of security for allowing the gun to be smuggled into class.
Accused wife-killer can be his own lawyer
BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 24 (UPI) -- A man on trial in the beheading of his wife can be his own lawyer, a Buffalo, N.Y., judge decided Monday.
Attorney General to make Lake of the Ozarks water quality recommendations
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster will offer 12 "far-reaching" recommendations for protecting water quality at the Lake of the Ozarks at a press briefing on Tuesday afternoon.
Memphis lawyer disbarred, two others censured
A Memphis lawyer has been disbarred for practicing law while under a prior suspension and must refund more than $200,000 to a pair of clients.
Tucson shooting suspect pleads not guilty: lawyer
The 22-year-old accused of trying to kill a US lawmaker in a shooting spree that left six dead in Tucson pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted murder Monday, his lawyer said.
White House lawyer picked to be solicitor general
Donald Verrilli Jr., a deputy counsel to President Barack Obama, was chosen Monday to be the next U.S. solicitor general.
Attorney: Officer Punched Handcuffed Man
Officer Ronald Jackson stands behind DUI suspect Chester Hall as he is being booked on a DUI charge in December 2009. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville man and his attorney said surveillance video shows an officer punching the man in the face while he was handcuffed in December 2009.
Attorney Says Death an Accident, Not 'Honor Killing'
An attorney for an Iraqi immigrant accused of killing his daughter because he believed she was too Westernized said the death was an accident caused when he tried to spit on a woman who had helped his daughter.
Loughner Gets Same Defense Attorney as Ted Kaczynski, Susan Smith
Defending alleged Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner is going to be a tough job, and it looks like he might just have gotten one of the only attorneys able to do it. Judy Clarke, a defense attorney who is legendary in legal circles for her ability to deal with the most difficult and high-profile cases, has now taken on the challenge of defending Loughner in the face of something that seems ...
Attorney: Glenview Assault Suspect Plans 'Not Guilty' Plea
The attorney of a Glenview man charged with felony sexual assault says his client plans to plead not guilty.
Protestors Blast Baltimore’s New City State’s Attorney
Groups of protestors blasted Baltimore's new city state's attorney Monday. They're outraged over how his office is handling the case of two Jewish men accused of injuring an African-American teenager in northwest Baltimore.
Lawyer: Lives of Sri Lankan Tamils still the same
THERE is no truth to the claims that Sri Lankan Tamils are leading a normal life with the civil war over, Makkal Osai reported. E. Angayarkanni, a Chennai-based lawyer who visited Sri Lanka recently, said the condition of Tamils remained the same as it was immediately after the war.
Trutanich Eyes District Attorney's Post
Carmen Trutanich and Steve Cooley are about as close as two politicians can be. But their relationship has been strained in recent weeks as Cooley nears a decision on whether to retire after three terms as L.A. district attorney. Trutanich, who became city attorney largely ...