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Sheriff, attorney sue Scott County
Sheriff Kevin Studnicka and County Attorney Pat Ciliberto are appealing the County Board's decision to freeze salaries for 2011 at 2010 levels.
Archbishop Timothy Dolan May Face Legal Deposition
A lawyer suing the Milwaukee Archdiocese over clients’ sex abuse by priests said the archbishop moved millions in church funds off its books.
Lawyer In Wisc. Church Abuse Fund Suit Hopes To Question Dolan
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan might get dragged back to his days in the Milwaukee diocese, where he was in charge from 2002 to 2009.
Attorney General Warns Allentown Explosion Victims of Scams
The state Attorney General's office is cautioning Allentown residents after Wednesday night's deadly explosion.  Five people were killed and nearly 50-properties were damaged in the blast.  Now, the interim AG is urging everyone to watch out for possible scams.
LiLo's lawyer: Necklace worth less, charge should be too
Lindsay Lohan may have some expensive bling, but the Komofie & Co. gold necklace she allegedly stole last month is reportedly not all that.
District Attorney Goodman to run for judge
MAHANOY CITY - Schuylkill County District Attorney James P. Goodman is known for prosecuting criminals in the courtroom.On Saturday morning, he announced he's got his eye on the other side of the bench."I have the good judgment, common sense and experi
District attorney seeks witnesses
Summary:  The 47th District Attorney's Office is hoping a witness will come forward to discuss a fatal motorcycle accident last summer in Armstrong County. The 47th District Attorney's Office is hoping a witness will come forward to discuss a fatal motorcycle accident last summer in Armstrong County. District Attorney Randall Sims said he's also hoping to locate the family of Tamela Ruth Dragoo ...
Civil rights attorney won historic casesCivil rights attorney made history
Chicago attorney Irving M. King was involved in some of the court cases of the 1960s and 1970s that turned the world inside out.He worked with legendary civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer to challenge questionable polling practices in Mississippi, and he helped win a pioneering case against a major airline when it fired a flight attendant for getting married.When air travel was young ...
Lawyer reaps judicial nomination after building bridges between Muslims and fellow Americans
A Clifton lawyer who was recently nominated as a state Superior Court judge has based much of his career on building bridges to the Muslim community.
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
Attorney says he passed along info on Mitchell case
Former Illinois Assistant Attorney General Bill Schneider said he passed along all necessary information regarding the workers' compensation case involving former Illinois State Trooper Matt Mitchell, who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in connection with a high-speed crash that killed two Collinsville sisters.
Former U.S. Attorney John Volz dies
NEW ORLEANS — Former U.S. Attorney John Volz, who spearheaded high-profile corruption cases involving Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards and New Orleans crime boss Carlos Marcello, has died at age 74.
Attorney: Demoted lieutenant awarded $200,000 judgment in lawsuit against sheriff, Saginaw County
A veteran Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department road patrol sergeant has won $200,000 from his lawsuit against Sheriff William L. Federspiel and the county alleging he was demoted out of “political spite,” court records and an attorney said.
Top News: Colo. Cop Killer's Family Demands Apology
The attorney for the family of a man who shot and killed a Weld County Sheriff's deputy demanded an apology from Sheriff John Cooke for the killing of the gunman.
Lohan lawyer doubts necklace's price tag
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Lindsay Lohan's attorney proposed the diamond necklace she allegedly stole from a Los Angeles store wasn't worth enough to warrant a felony.
Attorney attempts to expand cause of death in case of Shores man charged with supplying wife's lethal heroin dose
The attorney for a 30-year-old St. Clair Shores man accused of contributing to his wife’s death by supplying her with heroin wants a jury to be allowed to consider whether Xanax she took also caused her demise.
Nemtsov's lawyer demands punishing judge for 'chair incident'
A lawyer for Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has requested Moscow's judicial panel to strip Judge Olga Borovkova of powers over a 'chair incident.'
Lawyer: Necklace Lindsay Lohan Accused of Stealing Not Worth $2,500
The actress was wrongly charged with felony grand theft, her attorney argues
Attorney Wants to Question Timothy Dolan
An attorney representing victims of sexual abuse in Milwaukee wants to question New York Archbiship Timothy Dolan in connection with money for lawsuit settlements.
King County Council's Bob Ferguson to run for attorney general
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Bob Ferguson is scheduled to announce his bid for attorney general Monday morning. The Seattle Democrat confirmed his candidacy in an interview.
Attorney wants special jury instruction on witness identification
Markis "Trunk" Smith is set to go to trial later this month in connection with an April 2009 armed robbery, a crime with a key witness placing him at the scene: the victim.
Group calls for new way to pick attorney general
A law study group has released a report calling for a change to Tennessee's process for selecting the state's attorney general.
Attorney for Charleston advises officials on FOIA, public meetings
When a public body moves its meeting behind closed doors, may its members simply talk amongst themselves?
Lawyer on fraud charges
A 47-YEAR-OLD Perth lawyer has been charged with 10 offences including eight counts of giving a false testimony to the CCC.
CCC charges lawyer over 'false evidence'
The Corruption and Crime Commission has charged a Perth lawyer with 10 offences related to an investigation into the Stirling City Council.
Lawyer charged over CCC testimony
WA's Corruption and Crime Commision has charged a Perth lawyer with a number of offences, including giving false testimony.
Perth lawyer faces 10 corruption charges
A Perth lawyer has been charged with 10 offences, including eight counts of giving false testimony to the state's corruption watchdog.
Perth lawyer faces 10 corruption charges
A Perth lawyer has been charged with 10 offences, including eight counts of giving false testimony to the state's corruption watchdog.
City attorney responds to lawsuit threat
Allen City Attorney Peter Smith has responded to comments made by James Mosser, attorney of former Allen business owner Mike Jabary.
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
Lawyer arrested for raping minor girl
Muzaffarnagar, Feb 14 (PTI) A lawyer has been arrested for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl at his house here, police said.
Pasadena Criminal Defense Attorney Bill Paparian Successfully Defends Client's Innocence
The long legal battle between Pasadena Criminal Defense Attorney Bill Paparian and the Los Angeles Police Department over his client's innocence recently came to an end with a Not Guilty verdict in the Superior Court of the State of California, County of Los Angeles Case Number BA363640. (PRWeb February 14, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20 ...
Lawyer: Guard pleads guilty to murder charge in Pakistani governor's assassination
ISLAMABAD - A defence lawyer says the confessed killer of a liberal Pakistani governor has pleaded guilty to a murder charge. Mumtaz Qadri gunned down Punjab province Gov. Salman Taseer in January while serving as his bodyguard.
Defense attorney Ed Menkin provides humorous breaks in tense murder trial
Defense lawyer Edward Menkin. Syracuse, NY - Things were so tense as the Jeffrey Peterson murder trial was getting underway that Chief Assistant District Attorney Christine Garvey and defense lawyer Ed Menkin actually started yelling at each other in...
Lawyer alleges excessive force by police
The lawyer for a woman accused of headbutting a police officer has argued the officer used excessive force.
Stabbing Suspect's Attorney to Speak
The attorney for murder suspect Elvis Noe Garcia is expected to talk to reporters on Monday about his client's stunning arrest over the weekend.
Lawyer sacked in murder case
A MAN accused of stabbing his girlfriend and setting her alight at a service station has sacked his lawyer, a court heard.
Lawyer says it's difficult to establish liability
There are no easy answers when attempting to identify potential liability after an automobile accident, a legal expert says.
Attorney pursues resolution before filing
Honolulu attorney Marvin Dang runs what is believed to be the largest debt-collection law firm in the state, filing more than half of the 21,000 collection lawsuits in Hawaii's district courts in fiscal year 2010.
Attorney attempts to expand cause of death in case of Shores man charged with supplying wife's lethal heroin dose
The attorney for a 30-year-old St. Clair Shores man accused of contributing to his wife’s death by supplying her with heroin wants a jury to be allowed to consider whether Xanax she took also caused her demise.
State Attorney's report on St. Pete officers shooting expected
The State Attorney's office will be releasing the report of the deaths of officers Tom Baitinger and Jeffrey Yaslowitz.
Lawyer: DNA test results on 2nd batch of samples also questionable
The Federal Bureau of Investigation's DNA test on the second batch of samples in connection with the case against former detention guard Tyron Farley Reyes Fitial, also reached a questionable conclusion, according to Fitial's counsel Joseph Norita Camacho.
CBC wrong to air Cougar tape: lawyer
The lawyer representing the widow of one of the pilots of Cougar Flight 491 says CBC should not have aired a recording that involved the final moments leading to the fatal March 2009 crash.
Ballot disputes cast shadows over Afghan parliament
Afghanistan's attorney general and the country's top electoral body clashed on Monday over last year's fraud-marred parliamentary election in another sign of growing political paralysis.
Attorney: John Edwards is deposed in sex tape lawsuit
RALEIGH, N.C. - An attorney for a former John Edwards aide says the two-time presidential candidate from North...
Lawyer: Theater Hostage Crisis Probe Reopened
The 2002 Dubrovka hostage crisis will be reinvestigated because some of the terrorists involved in the attack have escaped, despite official reports to the contrary, a lawyer said Monday.
Attorney: Edwards is deposed in sex tape lawsuit
Two-time presidential candidate John Edwards has testified under oath in a lawsuit over a videotape that purportedly depicts him in a sexual encounter, an attorney for a former Edwards aide said.
Bar files Supreme Court complaint against lawyer running for Jacksonville City Council
The Florida Bar has filed a formal complaint with the state Supreme Court accusing Jacksonville attorney and City Council candidate David Taylor of improperly taking money from a woman who was divorcing a man he represented and threatening her.
NYC Stabbing Spree Suspect Gets New Lawyer
New lawyer is assigned for man accused of killing 4 during NYC stabbing, carjack rampage
Pro Bono Attorney of the Month for February: Lanesha Sims
She is honored as the Pro Bono Attorney of the Month for the month of February for her work not only serving individual clients, but also for being a regular participant at the “Ask-A-Lawyer” events.