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Lohan's Attorney Denies Actress Stole Necklace
Linday Lohan, recently released from rehab, could be charged as early as today for felony grand theft in connection to a $2,500 gold necklace that disappeared from a Venice, Calif. boutique last month.
Attorney: Gordon Heights feasibility study ‘vindicates’ petitioners
A recently completed study of the Gordon Heights Fire District suggests that dissolution is the best option for the community, according to the attorney representing the petitioners who have called for dissolution of the district. Attorney Paul Sabatino said Monday that the 155-page study suggests the town create a new fire protection district that would [...]
Lawyer seeks leniency for man convicted of murder in Duke of York shooting
Kyle Weese, 27, had a ‘turbulent and troubled upbringing,’ court hears
WikiLeaks' Assange lawyer: Risk of 'denial of justice'
The lawyer for Julian Assange has argued the embattled WikiLeaks founder would face a secret trial that violates international standards of fairness if sent to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations.
Attorney general speaking in Missoula
MISSOULA — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to speak at the University of Montana this week.
Attorney: Ridgway will likely plead guilty to new murder charge
The attorney for Green River killer Gary L. Ridgway says he is expected to plead guilty to a count of aggravated murder filed Monday in connection with the slaying of a 20-year-old woman who vanished after leaving a SeaTac motel in 1982. "He takes responsibility for it," attorney Mark Prothero said Monday morning.
Trujillo running for district attorney
Deputy district attorney Mario Trujillo, a Downey resident, announced his candidacy Saturday for Los Angeles district attorney. Trujillo made the announcement at the Mexican American Bar Association installation dinner.
Assange faces 'denial of justice': lawyer
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would face a "flagrant denial of justice" if extradited to Sweden over allegations of rape and molestation, his lawyer told a court Monday.
Assange lawyer: Risk of 'denial of justice'
The lawyer for Julian Assange argued Monday that the embattled WikiLeaks founder will face a secret trial that violates international standards of fairness if sent to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations.
Lawyer: Assange Would Face Closed-Door Trial if Extradited
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would face a secret, closed-door trial if he were extradited from Britain for sex-crime allegations in Sweden, his defense attorney argued in court on Monday.
Ill. ex-cop's lawyer says he'll fight for pension
An attorney for a former Chicago police official convicted of lying about the torture of suspects says he'll "vigorously defend" his client's right to keep his pension.
Lawyer questions 'Red Bull defense' in murder case
ST. PETERSBURG — Did a "Red Bull defense" lead prosecutors to conclude that a murder suspect is not guilty by reason of insanity?
US Attorney General Holder Speaking in Missoula
MISSOULA – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to speak at the University of Montana this week. Holder's lecture titled, "Justice Through Service: Extending America's Greatest Tradition" is part of the UM School of Law's Judge William B. Jones and Judge Edward A. Tamm Judicial Lecture Series. The event starts at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the University Theatre.
Illinois Attorney General Sues To Stop Convicted Ex-cop's Pension
CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Monday to stop a former Chicago police official convicted of lying about the torture of suspects from getting his $3,000-a-month pension. Madigan's suit names Jon Burge and the Policemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago, claiming that the board violated the state's pension code last month when it voted not to terminate ...
Assange lawyer: Risk of 'denial of justice'
The lawyer for Julian Assange argued Monday that the embattled WikiLeaks founder will face a secret trial that violates international standards of fairness if sent to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations.
Duke of York shooter had troubled childhood: lawyer
The lawyer for Kyle Weese, who was convicted in the 2008 shooting death of Bailey Zaveda, argued Monday that his client had a difficult childhood that should be a mitigating factor in his sentencing.
Lawyer fears Assange may end up at Guantanamo
The lawyer for Julian Assange argued today that the embattled WikiLeaks founder will face a secret trial that violates international standards of fairness if he is sent to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations.Geoffrey Robertson...
Trujillo running for district attorney
Deputy district attorney Mario Trujillo, a Downey resident, announced his candidacy Saturday for Los Angeles district attorney. Trujillo made the announcement at the Mexican American Bar Association installation dinner.
Ex-Carbon County attorney sued by former co-defendant
The former fiancee of ex-Carbon County Attorney Robert Eddleman has sued him, alleging he owes her money on loans and on a drug forfeiture.
L.A. district attorney holds off on charging LiLo
Lindsay Lohan can breathe easy ... for now. E! News has confirmed the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office will not be charging the troubled starlet today with felony theft.
Lawyer for man caught with cash, drugs, gun claims illegal traffic stop
PORTSMOUTH — A city man accused of having drugs, cash and a loaded gun in his Toyota was stopped illegally by a patrol officer, according to his lawyer.
Do Planned Parenthood 'sting' videos depict a sex-trafficking crime?
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli blasted Planned Parenthood after 'sting' videos showed employees appearing to aid a man posing as a sex trafficker. But prosecution would be hard.
Lawyer: Plea Deal Near For MMA Fighter
A lawyer said a plea deal is in the works for a mixed martial arts fighter accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his Las Vegas home last April.
World › Assange lawyer argues against extradition to Sweden
The lawyer for Julian Assange argued Monday that the embattled WikiLeaks founder will face a secret trial that violates international standards of fairness if sent…
Attorney General Abbott, Sen. Watson announce Sexting Prevention Legislation
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined State Sen. Kirk Watson, who announced the filing of Senate Bill 407, legislation that will help curb the dangerous practice of sexting.
Lawyer: Vegas plea deal near for MMA's Whitehead
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A lawyer says a plea deal is near for a mixed martial arts fighter accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his Las Vegas home last April.
Texas lawyer accused of bribing railroad union officials
A Texas lawyer has been accused of bribing two high-ranking officials of the Cleveland-based Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen.
Assange faces 'denial of justice': lawyer
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would face a "flagrant denial of justice" if extradited to Sweden over allegations of rape and molestation, his lawyer told a court Monday.
Lawyer Says Father Accused of Leaving Baby in Car to Gamble a "Good Dad"
A Greece man accused of leaving his 7-month-old baby in a car while he gambled inside the Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack was denied visitation rights.  Clint Vanepps appeared in Farmington Town Court on Monday.
Saddam Hussein's attorney represents Charles Manson in petition
Prominent attorney Giovanni Di Stefano, who has represented former Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein and his right-hand man, "Chemical Ali," or Ali Hassan al-Majid, is representing Charles Manson in his attempt for a new trial, Di Stefano told CNN on Monday.
New Braunfels attorney sentenced in sex case
share: digg facebook twitter Attorney Mark A. Clark was sentenced to seven years in prison and fined $10,000 for trying to lure a teenage girl into posing in lingerie.
Lawyer: Sheen will likely be working in 2 weeks
The actor's attorney, Yale Galanter, exclusively reveals to E! News that the actor will be returning to the set of "Two and a Half Men" before the end of the month.
Charlie Sheen's Lawyer Reveals When He's Going Back to Two and a Half Men
Charlie Sheen's going back to work—and we know when. The actor's attorney, Yale Galanter, exclusively reveals to E! News that the actor will be returning to the set of Two...
Attorney: State Dream Act does not violate federal law
A Lincoln civil rights attorney told members of the Legislature's Education Committee on Monday that the state's Dream Act -- which offers in-state college tuition to children of illegal immigrants -- does not violate federal law.
Attorney general to investigate Montgomery County election controversy
Election officials from Montgomery County are under investigation following mistakes at several county polls last November.
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
State forensic panel seeks AG's opinion on scope of its authority
The attorney general could potentially block the Forensic Science Commission from issuing a determination in the Willingham arson case.
Assange lawyer: Risk of denial of justice'
London — The lawyer for Julian Assange argued today that the embattled WikiLeaks founder will face a secret trial that violates international standards of fairness if sent to Sweden to face sexual assault allegations.
U.S. attorney oversees suspected terrorism case, historic Kilpatrick indictment with ease
A man suspected of trying to blow up a plane with a bomb in his underwear. A former mayor accused of turning city hall into a mob-like racket. And a man facing the death penalty. Pretty hairy for her first year on the job. But U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade took it all in stride, finishing the year with one of the biggest indictments in Detroit history: busting the alleged Kilpatrick Enterprise.
Lawyer, wife recovering in hospital - www.roanoke.com
A high-profile Roanoke defense lawyer and his wife remained hospitalized in good condition Monday after a one-car crash that led to the lawyer's arrest on a charge of driving under the influence. Anthony F. (Tony) Anderson, 56, and Paula Anderson, whose age wasn't available, were being treated at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, said hospital spokeswoman Allie Buth.
Lawyer: Client was illegally stopped
PORTSMOUTH — A city man accused of having drugs, cash and a loaded gun in his Toyota was stopped illegally by a patrol officer, according to his lawyer.
Natick Lawyer files appeal over arrest lawsuit
The town and a prominent Natick lawyer will argue before a panel of appellate judges whether Framingham Police were right to arrest the attorney on criminal harassment charges more than six years ago.
Lawyer: Charlie Sheen to Return to Work in Two Weeks
David Ciminelli The "Two and a Half Men" star is reportedly undergoing in-home rehab in preparation for his return to the CBS sitcom. read more
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
Augusta lawyer Cruse disbarred for behavior
An Augusta lawyer given repeated chances to save his law license was disbarred Monday.
Charlie Sheen's Lawyer Reveals When He's Going Back to Two and a Half Men
Charlie Sheen's going back to work—and we know when. The actor's attorney, Yale Galanter, exclusively reveals to E! News that the actor will be returning to the set of Two...
Assange faces 'denial of justice': lawyer
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would face a "flagrant denial of justice" if extradited to Sweden over allegations of rape and molestation, his lawyer told a court.
Oakland city attorney won't advise on pot farms
Oakland City Attorney John Russo, apparently fed up with the City Council's determination to license large-scale marijuana farms despite warnings from county and federal officials as well as his office, told the council...
Charles Taylor lawyer storms out
Liberia's former leader Charles Taylor's defence lawyer walks out of the closing stages of his war crimes trial in the Hague.
Lawyer: jury awards $46M in restaurant shooting
A lawyer for a young man paralyzed from the waist down in a 2007 shooting in a Kent, Wash., restaurant says a jury has awarded more than $46 million to three victims.