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New lawyer to help Detroit water dept.
Detroit — A federal judge on Wednesday signaled he wants to hire a new lawyer to help oversee the scandal-plagued Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.
Lawyer: Dominican trainer denies abusing teens
The lawyer for a Dominican baseball trainer is denying allegations that he sexually abused two teen players in 2003.
Lindsay Lohan attorney says actress is open to a plea deal to avoid jail time, continue recovery
Lindsay Lohan's attorney said Thursday that the actress did not steal a $2,500 necklace from a Venice jewelry store but said she was open to a plea deal. "Ms. Lohan maintains her innocence, and now that I've seen the police...
Missouri Attorney General Raises Concerns On Google-ITA Deal
Missouri's top law-enforcement official has expressed concerns to the Justice Department regarding Google Inc.'s (GOOG) planned purchase of travel-software provider ITA Software Inc., adding another prominent critic to the list of those questioning the merger.
Lawyer: Restraining Order Between Rihanna, Chris Brown to Be Modified
Rihanna 's ready to forgive and forget. Just over two years after she was infamously assaulted by then-beau Chris Brown following a pre-Grammy bash, a lawyer for the "S&M" singer, 22, tells E! News that she has agreed to reduce the restraining order keeping him away from her.
Mass. attorney general asks regulators to reject Progressive's proposed insurance rate hike
BOSTON - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is pressing state regulators to reject auto insurer Progressive Corp.'s plans to hike the rate for commercial customers by 23.5 percent.
Lawyer say she took boxes to accused Pa. judge
A former northeastern Pennsylvania judge charged with extortion and bribery demanded more money even after it was clear that a federal investigation was under way into his connection to a pair of privately run juvenile detention facilities, an ex-attorney testified Thursday.
Attorney General sues former kennel operator
Lehighton owner charged with selling sick, malnourished dogs. Pennsylvania's acting Attorney General Thursday charged a former Lehighton kennel owner with selling sick and malnourished dogs to consumers for up to $1,000.
Attorney for suspect in Dearborn mosque plot wants fireworks at hearing
Dearborn— The attorney for a California man accused of planning to attack a Dearborn mosque wants police to bring the fireworks that were allegedly to be used in the bombing to a court hearing Friday.
Lawyer say she took boxes to accused Pa. judge
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania lawyer says she delivered shipping boxes from her law partner to a judge accused of taking kickbacks, but she wasn't aware of their contents. Jill Moran testified Thursday that Robert Powell, her law partner and the co-owner of a pair of juvenile detention facilities, asked her to take the boxes to Luzerne County Judge Michael Conahan. Prosecutors ...
Attorney general opposes CL&P plan to replace electronic meters
Connecticut Light & Power Co.’s plan to replace existing electric meters with advanced technology would be expensive and would not save enough electricity for its 1.2 million customers to justify the expense, according to state Attorney General George Jepsen. Jepsen made the comments in a legal brief filed this week with the state Department of Public Utility Control (DPUC), which is reviewing ...
Attorney says handbag company will fight lawsuit
A lawyer for Coach Inc. says there's no merit to a lawsuit filed in Seattle claiming the company is overzealous in cracking down on online sales of counterfeit handbags.
Cook Co. state's attorney agrees to budget cuts
After objecting before the county board earlier in the week, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez submits to making necessary cuts.
Lawyer offers to back Senate in possible court challenge
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Charleston lawyer and former state Democratic Party chairman George Carenbauer said Thursday that he has talked with state Senate leaders about representing the body if there is a legal challenge over whether the Senates current setup ...
Attorney change delays murder trial
LOS ANGELES A 36-year-old gang member convicted of killing a 16-year-old Burbank boy and trying to kill his four friends 20 years ago announced on Thursday that he has retained a new attorney, prompting the judge to postpone his sentencing.
CS City Council Appoints City Manager, City Attorney
The College Station City Council has appointed David Neeley as its new city manager, and Carla Robinson as its new city attorney. The announcements were made following the council’s executive session Thursday evening.
District Attorney pulls office from help in controversial rape case
Mark Peterson argues the office should never have touched investigation of prosecutor Michael Gressett
Attorney for Newark teens' slaying suspect files motion against mental health exam
Jennifer Brown /The Star-LedgerLee Anthony Evans, accused in 1978 Newark killings, makes a short appearance in Essex County Court in Newark in this December 2010 file photo. NEWARK — Last week, an attorney for Lee Evans, charged in the slayings...
Convicted lawyer Mickey Sherman has going-away party
Lawyer and Greenwich native Mickey Sherman, who will be sent to prison next month for failing to pay his taxes, gets a hug from his assistant, Luisa Carella of Cos Cob, during a cocktail reception for Sherman at the Greenwich Tavern early Thursday night, Feb. 10, 2011.
Convicted lawyer Mickey Sherman has going-away party
Lawyer and Greenwich native Mickey Sherman, who will be sent to prison next month for failing to pay his taxes, gets a hug from his assistant, Luisa Carella of Cos Cob, during a cocktail reception for Sherman at the Greenwich Tavern early Thursday night, Feb. 10, 2011.
Attorney: 'Juror No. 11' will not face charges
A curious juror whose Internet research derailed Lamont Cherry's homicide trial last month will not face criminal charges, ending "enough heartache and grief" for the woman known best as Juror. No. 11 during the strange proceedings, her attorney said.A
Fritz-Alan Korth, attorney in Washington, D.C., with deep ties to Texas
An attorney for many years at his father's law firm in Washington, D.C., he never fully left his hometown of Fort Worth.
Lawyer: Salemme would tell failed assassin, 'Good luck'
Frank "Cadillac" Salemme's lawyer yesterday said the old Mafia boss would have warm words - one mobster to another...
Supreme Court candidates support review of lawyer discipline
Information about lawyers under investigation by state regulators should be made public earlier than currently happens to help protect future clients, two of the candidates for state Supreme Court said in separate interviews.
City attorney: Paulissen can remain on council
LEAGUE CITY Citing the state constitution, City Attorney Arnold Polanco said Councilman Tim Paulissen could remain on the council during his bid for mayor.
Tax payments from 2009 sideline city attorney in charter dispute
City Attorney Sam Medina will stay on the sidelines of a city charter dispute after the discovery of tax payments made in 2009 that by his own interpretation could cost him his job.
Joey lawyer suspended
Long Island lawyer Dominic Barbara is headed for the bench -- but not the judicial kind. Barbara, whose clients have included Joey Buttafuoco, Jessica Hahn and Michael Lohan, has been suspended from practicing law for 18 months for four counts of "professional misconduct," The Post has learned. Tuesday's damning...
Detroit lawyer named new special master for water suits
A Detroit lawyer, who also is a major Republican donor, has been named for a key position in the lawsuits regarding the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.
Attorney for Calif. man: Show fireworks
DEARBORN The attorney for Roger Stockham, who is accused of planning to attack the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn last month, wants police to bring to court the fireworks they say they found in Stockham's car.
Lawyer wants charge dropped in Prince case
NORTHAMPTON - The lawyer for a former South Hadley student charged after the suicide of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince filed motions Thursday in Hampshire Superior Court arguing that the case against his client should be dismissed.
Lawyer wants charge dropped in Prince case
NORTHAMPTON - The lawyer for a former South Hadley student charged after the suicide of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince filed motions Thursday in Hampshire Superior Court arguing that the case against his client should be dismissed.
Lawyer wants charge dropped in Prince case
NORTHAMPTON - The lawyer for a former South Hadley student charged after the suicide of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince filed motions Thursday in Hampshire Superior Court arguing that the case against his client should be dismissed.
Lawyer wants charge dropped in Prince case
NORTHAMPTON - The lawyer for a former South Hadley student charged after the suicide of 15-year-old Phoebe Prince filed motions Thursday in Hampshire Superior Court arguing that the case against his client should be dismissed.
Detroit lawyer named new special master for water suits
A Detroit lawyer, who also is a major Republican donor, has been named for a key position in the lawsuits regarding the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.
Attorney for Dearborn bombing suspect: Show fireworks
The attorney for Roger Stockham, who is accused of planning to attack the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn last month, wants police to bring to court the fireworks they say they found in Stockham's car.
Attorney urges students to master their fates
Attorney LaDray Gilbert was the guest speaker at Thursday’s Black History Month program at Grand Ridge School.
Lawyer Satyadeep enjoying life as a struggling actor
Mumbai, Feb 11 (PTI) Satyadeep Misra, who quit his high-paying job as a Delhi-based corporate lawyer to try his luck in films, says he has no qualms in giving up his hefty paycheck for acting.According to the four-film old Misra, he earns a fraction of what he used to do earlier but he is hopeful that the tide would soon turn for the better for him in Bollywood."But, as now my quality of life is ...
Assange lawyer condemns Sweden PM
Criticism of Julian Assange by Sweden's prime minister could damage his chance of a fair trial, a UK extradition hearing is told.
Attorney: Jailed therapist needs transfer
The attorney for a therapist accused of stalking a soldier says her treatment while jailed at a Leavenworth facility may constitute "cruel and unusual" punishment. Rachelle Santiago is charged with stalking and attempting to elude police at Fort Riley. Attorney Ronald Wurtz claimed in a court filing Thursday that Santiago's anti-anxiety medication has been reduced against the court's order. He ...
Assange lawyer slams Swedish PM's remarks
Lawyers fighting over the extradition of WikiLeaks founder say comments from the Swedish prime minister have poisoned efforts to obtain a fair hearing on alleged sex offences.
WikiLeaks' Assange 'made enemy number one'
A lawyer for Julian Assange argued Friday that Sweden's prime minister had ruined the WikiLeaks founder's chances of a fair trial over rape claims as he attempted to stall his extradition from Britain.
PFT: Class-action lawyer rips NFL over new offer
On Thursday, the league expanded its effort to address flaws in the Super Bowl XLV ticketing process by offering 2,000 more fans a refund of the face value of their seat or a ticket to a future Super Bowl.
Attorney: Kan. Therapist Denied Anxiety Meds
The attorney for a therapist accused of stalking a soldier says her treatment while jailed at a Leavenworth facility may constitute "cruel and unusual'' punishment.
Assange made 'enemy number one': lawyer
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will hear on February 24 if a judge has ruled that he can be extradited to Sweden, a court official said Friday, after his lawyer argued he could not get a fair trial.
Wikileaks lawyer: Assange is public enemy No. 1 in Sweden
Julian Assange has been 'vilified' by the Swedish prime minister, whose remarks have affected the Wikileaks editor's chances of getting a fair trial in Sweden.
Assange lawyer says Swedish PM prejudices case
A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused Sweden's prime minister on Friday of damaging his client's chances of a fair trial for alleged sex crimes by portraying him as "public enemy number one."
WikiLeaks lawyer condemns comments
LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- An attorney representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says comments by Sweden's prime minister could damage the Australian's right to a fair trial.
Lawyer insists: Capitol can't appoint MCWD Board
The lawyer of Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) Board Member Juan Saul Montecillo told the court yesterday that the provincial government has no basis interfering into the appointment of members of the MCWD Board.
Attorney for accused Warlocks member says verdict should be not guilty
Jurors deliberating in Bedsole case The defense attorney for James Madison Bedsole, the man on trial for first-degree murder in a 2009 murder in Apopka, gave a blistering closing argument this morning, poking holes in the state's case against the Warlock motorcycle club probate member.
Contra Costa County district attorney pulls office from help in rape case
In his campaign last year for Contra Costa County district attorney, Mark Peterson railed at how the office investigated disturbing rape allegations against Michael Gressett, a veteran prosecutor whom he supervised in the sex crimes unit. As top dog, Peterson said he would have backed off and let another agency handle it.