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Lawyer: Edwards deposed over sex tape
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.
Attorney appointed for suspect in deadly New York stabbing spree
A man suspected in a series of stabbings and carjackings in New York was appointed a defense attorney during a court hearing Monday.
Attorney General to make major annoucement
The Attorney General's office says they will make a major announcement at 1 p.m. at the State Capitol concerning the work of the office of Consumer Protection Division.
Lawyer: Edwards is deposed in sex tape lawsuit
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former Sen. John Edwards, a two-time presidential candidate, has testified under oath in a lawsuit over a videotape that purportedly depicts him in a sexual encounter, a lawyer for a former Edwards aide said. Robert Elliot, the lawyer, said Mr. Edwards was deposed last week as part ...
Lawyer sentenced for LA courthouse drug smuggling
A Beverly Hills defense attorney has been sentenced to three months in jail for smuggling heroin into a downtown Los Angeles courthouse.
Man Charged In Fatal Stabbing Spree Assigned Attorney
Maksim Gelman, the man accused of killing four people during a 28-hour crime spree was assigned a permanent defense attorney today as the investigation into Friday and Saturday's events continues.
Attorney General recovers record $2.1 million for Arkansans
The Arkansas Attorney General's office recovered more than $2.1 million for Arkansans in 2010, the largest figure it has ever collected in a calendar year.
Lawyer: Kerrigan blames cough syrup for flunking booze test
WOBURN - Mark Kerrigan, the brother of ice princess Nancy Kerrigan, is blaming cough syrup for failing alcohol...
Beverly Hills attorney pleads no contest to smuggling black tar heroin into courthouse
A Beverly Hills attorney who tried to smuggle heroin into a secure area of the downtown L.A. criminal courts building pleaded no contest Monday to a single count of taking drugs into jail. Michael H. Inman was originally charged with...
Lawyer: Judge fines Chevron $8 billion in Ecuador
An Ecuadorean judge ruled Monday that Chevron Corp. was responsible for oil contamination in a wide swath of Ecuador's northern jungle and fined it at least $8 billion, the plaintiffs' lead attorney told The Associated Press.
Lawyer: Pawn Shop Illegally Sold Gun Used In Trolley Square Shooting
The lawyer for a woman wounded in a deadly Utah shooting spree argued Monday that a pawn shop shouldn't have sold the gun to the 18-year-old shooter because it was equipped with a pistol grip, making it illegal to sell to minors.
Attorney: Ecuador Court Fines Chevron $8 Billion
A judge ruled that the oil company was responsible for contamination in a wide swath of Ecuador's northern jungle and fined it at least $8 billion, the plaintiffs' lead attorney told The Associated Press. Chevron said it would appeal and called the ruling "illegitimate and unenforceable''
Attorney General Madigan Warns about the High Cost of Tax-Refund Anticipation Loans
Attorney General Lisa Madigan today alerted Illinoisans to the high cost of tax-refund anticipation loans that allow taxpayers to receive instant cash based on the amount of their anticipated tax refund.
Lawyer: Judge Fines Chevron $8 Billion in Ecuador
Lawyer: Judge fines Chevron at least $8 billion in Ecuador oil contamination case
DUI charge for assistant state attorney who refused test
William Charles Gula was charged a day after an officer pulled him over without arresting him. An assistant state attorney in Lake County who was stopped — but not arrested — for reportedly driving drunk Sunday night was charged today with driving under the influence, Mount Dora police officials said.
Attorney asks for mistrial in cop's rape trial
The attorney for a New Orleans Police officer on trial for aggravated rape and kidnapping is again asking the judge for a mistrial. The request comes after a newspaper article blasted presiding Orleans Criminal Court Judge Ben Willard and some of his recent rulings. Defense attorney Martin Regan argued that the article was designed to intimidate the judge in a way that might not be fair to his ...
Arkansas Attorney General's Office Recovers Millions for Consumers
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division recovered more than $2.1 million for consumers in 2010.
State Attorney General's Office recovers millions for Arkansans
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced a major accomplishment within his agency's consumer protection division. The division recovered more than $2.1 million for Arkansans in 2010, the largest single year...
Ecuador court orders Chevron to pay $8 billion: lawyer
A court in Ecuador's Amazon told Chevron Corp on Monday to pay more than $8 billion in environmental damages the plaintiffs' lawyer said but the U.S. oil giant will fight on in a suit seen as a global test case.
Attorney: South Carolina TE Saunders eligible for NFL draft
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- An attorney for Weslye Saunders says the NFL has declared the former South Carolina tight end eligible for the upcoming draft.
CBS attorney to appellate court: Dismiss defamation suit against network
A lawsuit brought against CBS by a couple who alleged a "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" screenwriter defamed them in an episode of the show should be dismissed, an attorney for the network told state appellate court justices today.
State Attorney General Confronts Facebook On Fraud-Detection Policy
Get Business Mobile Text Alerts : Text BIZ To 37798 Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen is asking Facebook to provide information about its fraud-detection measures after a Milford legislator complained that her identity was used in connection with a scam to solicit money.
Attorney for Vols' Brewer says client is innocent
Associated Press - February 14, 2011 7:25 PM ET KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An attorney for Tennessee safety Brent Brewer says the sophomore charged with misdemeanor domestic assault is...
Attorney: Vols' Brewer Claims Innocence
An attorney for Tennessee safety Brent Brewer says the sophomore charged with misdemeanor domestic assault is innocent.
Attorney General's task force arrests 10, nets thousands of pirated movies, music
A task force led by the Attorney General's Office investigating crimes by undocumented immigrants discovered over 30,000 illegally pirated media discs and arrested 10 individuals after raiding a warehouse in Salt Lake City last week.
When suspect mentions 'attorney,' what next?
When Brian Brown was questioned by investigators about a Rome bank robbery and the shooting of an Oneida County sheriff’s deputy last summer, prosecutors had a hunch the interrogation was going to one day make jurors uncomfortable. And it did.
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten's heart surgery called a success
Letten, 57, underwent surgery Wednesday to replace a defective aortic valve
Lawyer Yatooma Wants to Quiz Kilpatrick
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick could be a witness at a hearing to determine if his e-mail was intentionally destroyed.  A lawyer for Tamara Greene's family says he wants to hear from the ex-mayor.
Attorney for Vols' Brewer says client is innocent
An attorney for Tennessee safety Brent Brewer says the sophomore charged with misdemeanor domestic assault is innocent.
Lawyer wants Uniontown teen's homicide case in juvenile court
The attorney for 16-year-old Ramal Chisler of Uniontown, who is charged as an adult with homicide in the shooting death of a teenage girl, wants the case moved to juvenile court.
City attorney Trutanich gets tough on protests
L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is getting tough on groups that protest in the streets illegally.
Brunswick judge orders lawyer to continue leading Heinze defense team
BRUNSWICK - Guy Heinze Jr. won a court victory Monday when a judge refused to allow his lead lawyer to withdraw from his defense team.
Attorney takes Taunton to task for alleged accessibility violations at interim City Hall
Attorney Joseph deMello is calling out Mayor Charles Crowley and the city’s Americans with Disabilities Act coordinator Kevin Scanlon for allegedly failing to enforce ADA standards at the interim City Hall on Oak Street.
Attorney declares conflict of interest in Berlinghoff case
A high-profile Redding defense attorney is no longer defending the father of a Redding teen who went missing for a month last year.
Eugene Savedge: Local attorney, judge for Mt. Pleasant dies
Oscar Eugene Savedge, a local attorney and former chief judge for the town of Mount Pleasant, died Saturday. He was 88.
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
Video: Attorney Speaks.
At least four of the people injured outside the Stingaree are represented by the same personal injury attorney, and he's vowing to go after all responsible parties. 02/14/2011
Malloy lawyer says Conn. law unclear on plates
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's legal counsel says it's unclear whether Connecticut law prevents license plate registrations from being released to the public, such as the low-numbered plates issued to former Gov. M. Jodi Rell and her supporters.
Lawyer: Pawn shop sold gun used in shooting spree illegally
SALT LAKE CITY -- The lawyer for a woman wounded in a deadly Utah shooting spree argued Monday that a pawn shop shouldn't have sold the gun to the 18-year-old shooter because it was equipped with a pi
Conrad Murray adds a new lawyer
Dr. Conrad Murray, whose involuntary manslaughter trial starts next month, has hired a new lawyer for his legal team.
Indonesia terrorism trial 'political diversion'
The lawyer for Indonesian Muslim cleric, Abu Bakar Bashir, says the terrorism charges against his client are 'a political diversion'.
Ass't State Attorney Accused Of Driving Drunk
An assistant state attorney in Lake County has been suspended for suspected drunk driving, and a Mount Dora police officer's actions are under review for not arresting him. TRAFFIC STOP: Raw Video | Images VIDEO REPORT: Ass't State Attorney Suspended
Lawyer ordered to stay on Ga. slayings case
Associated Press - February 15, 2011 7:04 AM ET BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) - A judge has refused to allow the lead lawyer to withdraw from the team representing Guy Heinze Jr., who is charged with...
West Vancouver lawyer agrees to stop practising
A controversial West Vancouver lawyer has resigned from the Law Society rather than face a disciplinary hearing into allegations of serious professional misconduct.
Attorney For Vols' Brewer Says Client Is Innocent
An attorney for Tennessee safety Brent Brewer said the sophomore charged with misdemeanor domestic assault is innocent.
Lawyer attacked outside Chandigarh court premises
Four unidentified men attacked a lawyer with iron rods and sharp-edged weapons outside the premises of a district court complex in Sector 17 here Tuesday and also damaged his car, police said.
Lotto jackpot size encourages more claimants: lawyer
The lawyer for a group of Toronto lottery winners whose prize is in dispute says the sheer size of the payout is enough to make others "take a shot" at claiming a portion.
Lotto jackpot size encourages more claimants: lawyer
The lawyer for a group of Toronto lottery winners whose prize is in dispute says the sheer size of the payout is enough to make others "take a shot" at claiming a portion.
Brunswick judge orders lawyer to continue leading Heinze defense team
BRUNSWICK - Guy Heinze Jr. won a court victory Monday when a judge refused to allow his lead lawyer to withdraw from his defense team.
City Attorney Defends Fees
GRAND SALINE—Attorney Joel Elliott adamantly defended billing for his services to the city of Grand Saline during Tuesday night’s Grand Saline City Council meeting.