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Goffer Dismissal Denial May Lead to Galleon Guilty Pleas, Lawyer Says
The lawyer for former Galleon Group LLC trader Zvi Goffer , who lost a legal bid to have insider- trading charges dismissed, told a judge that she expected guilty pleas from some defendants in the case.
Attorney: Homeless man attacked by cop's son may sue
An attorney for a homeless man who was punched by the son of a Sanford police officer said Wednesday that her client is prepared to go to court in order to be compensated for his injuries.
Christine O'Donnell Lawyer: Campaign Reviews Spending
The Senate candidate's campaign is trying to reconcile bank records with its federal spending reports.
Attorney general looks into Allcare Dental closing
The Indiana Attorney General's office is investigating more than two dozen complaints against a dental chain that unexpectedly closed its doors this week.
Bellevue attorney gets two months in jail for connection to state's largest mortgage fraud
state's largest mortgage fraud scheme, in which seven other real estate professionals falsified $47 million in mortgages.
Lawyer for ex-Paterson aide accused of choking girlfriend gets photos, 911 tapes
The former governor’s aide accused of choking his ex-girlfriend, ripping her clothes off and threatening to kill her ducked reporters today after prosecutors agreed to give his lawyer photos and explosive tapes of the 911 calls detailing the alleged assault. The six-foot-seven David Johnson ran down a back stairwell...
Texas attorney seeks to delay Warren Jeffs' trial
An Austin attorney will represent polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs at Jeffs' upcoming Texas trial on aggravated sexual...
First Lady names former corporate lawyer Chief of Staff
First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday named White House aide and former Chicago corporate lawyer Tina Tchen as her new Chief of Staff, the White House said.
Attorney for assistant DAs turns himself in
Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis turned himself in today and is being processed at the Allen city jail following his arrest warrant.
O'Donnell Campaign Reviews Election Spending, Attorney Says
An attorney for former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has told federal regulators the campaign could not afford finance professionals to oversee its early spending and is now trying to reconcile bank records with its federal spending reports.
Attorney: Lindsay Lohan Didn't Use Drugs in Rehab
Police have accused the actress of not following the rules of her probation
Corbett picks Pittsburgh attorney for chief of staff
HARRISBURG -- Pittsburgh attorney William F. Ward has been tapped to lead Gov.-elect Tom Corbett's team in Harrisburg.
Ex-US attorney general visits Gaza Hamas leader
Former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark visited the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip Wednesday on a solidarity mission.
Rikers correction officer charged with assault was set up: lawyer
The lawyer for a Rikers Island correction officer accused of beating inmates says the charges against his client should be tossed because one inmate told investigators that the guard was set up -- and prosecutors didn’t notify defense lawyers. Correction Officer Timothy Munroe, 25, is accused of breaking one...
Judge orders Sam Riddle to prove need for court-appointed lawyer
U.S. District Court Judge Marianne Battani said that Riddle has not submitted the required paperwork to prove his indigency.
Attorney for beaten homeless man wants alleged attacker to pay
The attorney for a homeless man attacked on video says she wants the son of a police officer to pay financially.
Attorney: Lura Lynn Ryan in intensive care
An attorney for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan says his wife, Lura Lynn Ryan, is hospitalized in intensive care, and doctors say she may have only hours to live. Ryan attorney, former Gov. James Thompson, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Ryan's family has been called to Lura Lynn's side.
Texas attorney asks for more time to prep Jeffs defense
Texas attorney asks for more time to prep Jeffs defense TRIBUNE AND WIRE REPORTS Updated Jan 5, 2011 05:12PM MDT An Austin defense attorney said Wednesday he will represent polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs in Texas and asked a judge for more time to prepare for trial. Gerry Morris told San Angelo district court Judge Barbara Walther, “I’ve only just been hired to the case and haven’t looked ...
O'Donnell lawyer: Campaign reviews spending
An attorney for former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has told federal regulators the campaign could not afford finance professionals to oversee its early spending and is now trying to reconcile bank records with its federal spending reports.
Lindsay Lohan attorney: Actress never drank, took drugs while at Betty Ford
Lindsay Lohan's attorney said Wednesday that her client never consumed alcohol or drugs while at the Betty Ford rehab center.
Corrected: Former corporate lawyer named Chief of Staff
(Corrects final paragraph to show Tchen will continue to lead Council on Women and Girls) WASHINGTON (Reuters) - First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday named White House aide and former Chicago corporate lawyer Tina Tchen as her new Chief of Staff, the White House said.
Former corporate lawyer named Chief of Staff
First lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday named White House aide and former Chicago corporate lawyer Tina Tchen as her new Chief of Staff, the White House said.
Attorney: Lohan didn't do drugs at rehab
Lindsay Lohan's attorney insists the 24-year-old actress didn't drink alcohol or do drugs during her 90-day stint at the Betty Ford rehab center.
Attorney: Lura Lynn Ryan condition 'grave'
Lura Lynn Ryan, wife of former Illinois Gov. George Ryan, stands with attorneys at the Dirksen U.S. Courthouse in Chicago in September. (José M. Osorio / Chicago Tribune) Lura Lynn Ryan, wife of ex-Ill. Gov. George Ryan, was rushed to a hospital near her Kankakee home today and is in intensive care, according to a Ryan attorney. Former Gov. Jim Thompson, George Ryan's attorney, said Lura Lynn ...
Attorney presents case in defense of Scherer in slayings of his parents
Overzealous detectives pinned murders on Pleasanton man, attorney says in opening statements.
Allcare Dental patients may contact attorney general's office with complaints
Attorney General Tom Corbett said the closure, announced this week, resulted in complaints from consumers throughout Pennsylvania and across the country.
Lawyer expects to be cleared on obstruction charge
A prominent Kitchener lawyer said Wednesday he expects to be vindicated on a charge of obstructing justice.
Lawyer details Sterger-Goodell meeting
In a secret meeting last month, ex-New York Jets media personality Jenn Sterger took on NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, tearfully saying that she didn't come forward with claims about sexual harassment by Brett Favre because she felt that nothing would be done, her lawyer revealed Tuesday.
Attorney: Lohan didn't do drugs at rehab
Lindsay Lohan's attorney insists the 24-year-old actress didn't drink alcohol or do drugs during her 90-day stint at the Betty Ford rehabilitation center.
Attorney requests that accused Iowa clerk slayer be tried in juvenile court
An attorney for the St. Louis Park teenager accused of slaying two Iowa convenience store clerks has asked that his client be tried as a juvenile. Michael Richard Swanson, 17, is scheduled to stand trial in February for one killing and in March for the other.
Attorney requests that accused Iowa clerk slayer be tried in juvenile court
An attorney for the St. Louis Park teenager accused of slaying two Iowa convenience store clerks has asked that his client be tried as a juvenile. Michael Richard Swanson, 17, is scheduled to stand trial in February for one killing and in March for the other.
Attorney General Schuette to continue Michigan's opposition to health law
Lansing— Attorney General Bill Schuette says he will continue the state's role in a legal challenge to the federal health care overhaul.
Lawyer: Ex-Ill. Gov. Ryan's wife in intensive care
CHICAGO -- Attorneys for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan asked a federal court Wednesday to free Ryan so he can be at the hospital bedside of his wife of 55 years, who they said was in intensive care surrounded by her children.
SA Lawyer Runs Into Guinness Book Of World Records
San Antonio lawyer Larry Macon, 66, completed 106 marathons in 2010, breaking his own record of 105 marathons in 2008.
Toyota wins $2.6-million judgment against former attorney
Dimitrios Biller had accused the company of a conspiracy to hide evidence in product safety litigation. But the automaker contended that the attorney had violated a confidentiality agreement and attorney-client privilege. Toyota Motor Corp. has won a $2.6-million arbitration judgment against a former in-house attorney who had accused the company of a conspiracy to hide evidence in product safety ...
Polygamist sect leader fires his new attorney
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs fired his attorney Wednesday just hours after hiring him, prompting a West Texas judge to delay a trial on sexual assault charges after Jeffs said he would need more time to find a lawyer who "suits my needs."
Polygamist sect leader fires his new attorney
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs fired his attorney Wednesday just hours after hiring him, prompting a West Texas judge to delay a trial on sexual assault charges after Jeffs said he would need more time to find a lawyer who "suits my needs."
Lawyer: Ex-Illinois Gov. Ryan's wife in intensive care
Lawyer: Ex-Illinois Gov. Ryan's wife in intensive care
Polygamist leader promptly fires new attorney
Polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs got a Texas-based attorney Wednesday during a pretrial hearing in San Angelo, Texas, but the lawyer was fired within hours.
Slain lawyer may have tried arson
WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 5 (UPI) -- John P. Wheeler, the former presidential aide found dead in a Delaware landfill, may have tried to destroy a house being built across from his, police said.
Lawyer: Ex-Ill. Gov. Ryan's wife in intensive care
Attorneys for imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan asked a federal court Wednesday to free Ryan so he can be at the hospital bedside of his wife of 55 years, who they said was in intensive care surrounded by her children.
Some Galleon Defendants May Plead Guilty, Lawyer Tells Judge
The lawyer for Zvi Goffer, the former Galleon Group LLC trader who lost a bid to have insider-trading charges against him dismissed, told a judge after the ruling that she expected some defendants in the case to plead guilty.
Attorney investigates whether new Shepherdsville mayor legally fired city clerk, police chief
(WHAS11)-  Controversy continues after the new mayor in Shepherdsville fired the city clerk and the police chief, just hours after taking office.      A local attorney is now looking into whether the firings are legal. In the past five years, it has been a common occurrence that a new mayor in Shepherdsville would hire and fire people when they first take office. However, Attorney Thomas Clay is ...
Attorney seeks to delay polygamist sect leader's trial
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was re-arraigned Wednesday on sexual assault charges, and his new attorney asked the West...
Frederick lawyer lived to see The Dead
He has been a lawyer for more than half of his life, but Ric Winters, 61, has been a music and concert enthusiast since childhood
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.
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.
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.
Forte Receiver Sues Chesco Lawyer And His Former Firms for $10 Million
A West Chester, Pa., lawyer and two of his former firms have been hit with a $10 million legal malpractice suit by the court-appointed receiver who is overseeing the recoupment of funds for victims of the $78 million Ponzi scheme run by Joseph Forte.
Corbett picks Pittsburgh lawyer Ward as chief of staff
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE HARRISBURG - A year ago, Pittsburgh lawyer William Ward was helping negotiate a plea deal for a defendant in a corruption case prosecuted by Attorney General Tom Corbett's office.