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Lawyer: Knox's parents indicted in Italy for alleging Italian police abused their daughter
PERUGIA, Italy - A lawyer says the parents of Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of murder in Italy, have been ordered to stand trial for alleging that Italian police abused their daughter.
Attorney General Bill Schuette of Midland ramping up fight against public corruption
The Attorney General's office cited ongoing fallout from Detroit corruption scandals and other issues statewide that have damaged Michigan's reputation as a place to create jobs.
Attorney General’s Office Efforts Earned State More Than $2 Million
LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Monday his office recovered $2.1 million for Arkansas consumers in their disputes with businesses last year.
Contador cleared of doping charges: lawyer
Spain's cycling federation on Tuesday cleared three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador of knowingly using a banned substance, his lawyer said Tuesday, in a dramatic U-turn in the case.
Lawyer Salvador Solima, counsel for the accused, shows the request for preliminary investigation and waiver to the ...
Charges of kidnapping with homicide were filed against a Norwegian engineer and his Filipina girlfriend yesterday over the death of a six-year-old girl from the town of Minglanilla, whose body was dumped in Barili.
Knox's Parents Indicted in Italy
Lawyer: Amanda Knox's parents indicted in Italy for alleging police abused their daughter
District Attorney to stop prosecuting some misdemeanor crimes
Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed says are several thousand misdemeanor cases tying up the court rooms.
Attorney in Riverview 'Barn' murder: Ballistics don't match
By Stephanie Wang, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, February 15, 2011 RIVERVIEW — A ballistics report shows a fatal bullet did not come from the gun of Khayri McCray, an 18-year-old accused of a deadly graduation party shooting last May, McCray's attorney said Tuesday. Witnesses identified McCray as the gunman who fired shots into a crowd in the early hours of May 23, after a fight at the Winthrop ...
Raiders arrest, detain lawyer
LAWYER Alex Tolentino, who has aided many people facing arrest over the years, found himself the victim of switched roles last night, when he was arrested. The former Integrated Bar of the Philippines Cebu City Chapter president was taken into custody at his home, as the respondent in a criminal case filed by the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas. read more
Attorney: Doug Guetzloe uses court system to intimidate
The political consultant implied that a businessman was a pedophile with a remark on his AM radio show about 'trolling for young children,' attorney says. The Doug Guetzloe defamation trial resumed this morning with opening statements by an attorney who claimed the political consultant uses lawsuits and the court system "to intimidate."
Lawyer: Amanda Knox's parents indicted in Italy for alleging police abused their daughter
Lawyer: Amanda Knox's parents indicted in Italy for alleging Italian police abused their daughter
Spain arrests lawyer linked to Saddam defense team
An Italian lawyer who acted as a consultant to Saddam Hussein's defense team has been arrested in Spain on suspicion of fraud, money laundering and practicing law without a licence on a warrant issued by Britain, officials said Tuesday.
Attorney says defendant insane in Spokane crossbow killing
A hearing was held in Spokane Monday to hear evidence on whether a Spokane man was insane when, as prosecutors allege, he used a crossbow to kill a 22-year-old woman in 2008.
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.
Ex-Ramsey County Attorney Gaertner joins Gray Plant Mooty law firm
Former Ramsey County Attorney Susan E. Gaertner has joined the Minneapolis law firm of Gray Plant Mooty, the firm said this morning.
Priest sends lawyer''s notice to IUML leader''s estranged kin
Thrissur (Ker) Feb 15 (PTI) The Director of a Christian institution has sent a lawyer''s notice to businessman K A Rauf, brother-in-law of IUML leader P K Kunhalikutty, for alleged defamatory remarks against him in a sex scam case and has demanded an unqualified apology from him.Rauf had alleged at a press meet at Kozhikode yesterday that he and Kunhalikutty had met the priest, Fr George ...
Attorney general to discuss Indian Point nuclear waste storage
WHITE PLAINS — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has sued the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to block the federal oversight agency from extending the amount of time that Indian Point and other nuclear power plants can store radioactive waste.
Ga.'s attorney general lays out legislative agenda
Georgia's new attorney general is planning an aggressive push to convince lawmakers to adopt three of his top legislative priorities: A new crackdown on sex trafficking, a proposal to give his office more authority to investigate foreclosure fraud and an overhaul of state sunshine laws.
Saddam, Manson lawyer arrested
SPANISH police arrested an Italian lawyer known as the 'Devil's Advocate' who was on the team that defended hanged Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, the interior ministry said today.
New York Courts Will Press for Legal Aid in Foreclosure Cases
Under new procedures, a foreclosure defendant without a lawyer will be supplied with one by volunteer groups.
GOP attorney Ed Martin to run for Mo. Senate
Republican attorney Ed Martin, who narrowly lost a bid for Congress last year, said Monday that he will challenge Democrat Claire McCaskill in Missouri's 2012 U.S. Senate race.
Lawyer Ordered To Stay On Ga. Slayings Case
Guy Heinze Jr. appears in May at a pre-trial hearing at the Glynn County Courthouse. BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A judge has refused to allow the lead lawyer to withdraw from the team representing Guy Heinze Jr., who is charged with killing his father and seven others at a mobile home park in Glynn County.
N.J. Attorney General Paula Dow names acting Essex County Prosecutor
N.J Office of the Attorney GeneralCarolyn A. Murray ESSEX COUNTY — Attorney General Paula Dow today appointed her chief counsel, Carolyn A. Murray, as the next acting Essex County prosecutor. Murray had been first assistant prosecutor when Dow was the...
Manhattan criminal lawyer accused of tampering with murder witness
A Manhattan lawyer who has defended perverts, killers and white collar crooks came to criminal court with a lawyer of his own today -- and in handcuffs -- to plead not guilty to charges he tampered with a key witness against a client in a murder case. Mitchell Golub is...
Attorney for 'Baby Gabriel's' mom will seek to have case dismissed
In less than two weeks, an attorney representing the Tempe mother of missing "Baby Gabriel" Johnson will argue before a Maricopa County Superior Court judge and prosecutors to drop the charg
Georgia's new attorney general off to fast start
The Georgia Attorney General’s Office now has a Facebook page and is on Twitter and, in just the past month, has issued more press releases than it did all of last year.
Possible conflict of interest delays new lawyer for Dr. Murray
The judge delayed a decision on allowing a new lawyer to join Dr. Conrad Murray's defense team until he can determine if there is a conflict of interest.
Wanted 'Devil's Advocate' Lawyer Is Arrested
A celebrity lawyer whose clients have included Saddam Hussein Gary Glitter Harold Shipman and Ian Brady has been arrested at his Spanish villa.
Attorney General George Jepsen Challenges Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Radioactive Waste Ruling
Attorney General George Jepsen and officials in Vermont and New York are asking a federal appellate court to review a recent decision by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that doubles the time radioactive waste can be stored at a nuclear reactor site to 60 years.
Lawyer With MJ Ties May Represent Doctor
A lawyer who worked for attorney Mark Geragos during his representation of Michael Jackson wants to join the defense team representing Jackson's doctor on an involuntary manslaughter charge.
Attorney General to investigate McKim's eligibility
The Kentucky Attorney General's Office will investigate whether the president of the Jefferson County Teachers Association is breaking state law by serving on the Jefferson County Public Schools superintendent selection committee.
Attorney in Riverview graduation party killing: Ballistics don't match
RIVERVIEW — A ballistics report shows a fatal bullet did not come from the gun linked to Khayri Rashaad McCray, accused in a deadly graduation party shooting last May, McCray's attorney said Tuesday.
Lawyer who toiled in the oil fields as a child
Pablo Fajardo knows a thing or two about the ways of the oil companies he battled in court – from the age of 14, the lawyer from a desperately poor family toiled in the oil fields himself, struggling on paltry wages to provide for his younger siblings.
Assange hires leading 'lawyer of last resort'
During a high-profile career, Alan Dershowitz has defended OJ Simpson and Claus von Bülow against murder charges and advocated the use of torture against terrorism suspects.
An should serve only 3 years for wife's killing: lawyer
The lawyer for a Calgary man who pleaded guilty to manslaughter in his wife's death says his client should only serve another three years in prison.
Mayor, council members clash over attorney issue
BY SAM SLAUGHTER Staff Writer A surprised group of Sayreville residents watched Monday night as a new borough attorney was appointed, prompting Mayor Kennedy O’Brien to walk out at the start of the Feb. 14 council meeting. Fellow Republicans council President Ken Kelly and Councilman Nick Perrette followed the mayor in leaving the council chambers, not to return that night. read more
Khawaja's lawyer files application for leave to appeal to Supreme Court
OTTAWA - The lawyer for the first person ever charged under Canada's anti-terror laws is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to hear an appeal on the constitutionality of the legal definition of "terrorist activity."
Three more paralegals fired in Jefferson Parish attorney's office
House cleaning continues since John Young became parish president
Alabama Attorney General Wants Ban on All Electronic Bingo
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is seeking an all-out ban on electronic bingo machines and that includes 3 Indian-operated casinos in the state. He's written a letter to the National...
Texas attorney general asks Google for information about its ad rate formula
Texas attorney general asks Google for information about its ad rate formula
Attorney: Bristol Police Chief Caught In Political Battle
Embattled Police Chief John DiVenere is a victim in a political struggle, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer with Jackson ties wants to represent doctor
A lawyer who worked for celebrity attorney Mark Geragos during his representation of Michael Jackson said Tuesday he wants to join the defense team representing Jackson's doctor on an involuntary manslaughter charge.
Notorious lawyer held
AN ITALIAN lawyer dubbed the “devil’s advocate” for representing some of the most notorious criminals has been arrested in Spain on a British warrant.
City Attorney Welcomes School Lawsuit
City attorney, Allan wade said he is ready to fight and the city council is ready to defend its action that dissolved the Memphis City School Board.
Attorney in Riverview graduation party killing says ballistics don't match
By Stephanie Wang, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, February 15, 2011 RIVERVIEW — A ballistics report shows a fatal bullet did not come from the gun linked to Khayri Rashaad McCray, who is accused in a deadly graduation party shooting last May, McCray's attorney said Tuesday. The weapon that McCray, 18, is accused of firing matched the caliber of the bullets that killed Devonte Lamar Dallas, 18, and ...
Mansell sacks defence lawyer
CAMERON Mansell, the man accused of murdering Perth millionaire Craig Puddy, has sacked his lawyer, Mark Trowell, QC, just weeks before the trial.
Attorney defends witness' credibility
SCRANTON - The reluctant defense witness who outed the backer of a for-profit juvenile detention facility as a palm greaser and an adulterer told "the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth," her attorney said Tuesday in a written response to
Capital Defender attorney takes Garcia case
An attorney with the Office of the Georgia Capital Defender will represent a Lawrenceville man accused of knifing two of his young sons to death last week and critically injuring another.
3rd Lawyer Wants On Murray Defense Team
A lawyer who worked for attorney Mark Geragos during his representation of Michael Jackson said Tuesday he wants to join the defense team representing Jackson's doctor on an involuntary manslaughter charge.
Lawyer suspended for misusing client funds
The Ohio Supreme Court today indefinitely suspended the law license of Columbus attorney SeKeya M. Stubbs for misusing client funds.