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Lawyer Waives Extradition to Polk
BARTOW | A Washington D.C. lawyer charged with attempting to seduce girls online is being brought to Polk County.
Scottsdale-based mortgage assistance firm closed by Attorney General's Office
A Scottsdale-based mortgage-modification assistance firm with a bold promise in its name has been shut down by the Arizona Attorney General's Office as part of a settlement agreement announced Friday.
Lawyer: NYC 'sex-slave' relationship consensual
New York — A man had a consensual relationship with a Wisconsin woman who alleges he held her captive as his sex slave for more than a week after she answered an apartment ad on Craigslist, his lawyer said.
Port Richey's city attorney resigns
Anticipating that one way or another, his days with the city were numbered, City Attorney Michael Brannigan turned in his letter of resignation at Tuesday's Port Richey City Council meeting.
Ronald Segal, 59; lawyer had a penchant for the theatrical
With his flair for the dramatic, his withering cross-examination, and his dapper dress, Ronald Ian Segal was an impressive presence in courtrooms around the Commonwealth for 26 years.
Digest: Lawyer who alerted Ohio State coach receives death threats
Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel has admitted he violated NCAA rules for not disclosing information attorney Christopher Cicero e-mailed to him.
Attorney general shaves head for charity event
HARTFORD – Attorney General George Jepsen is sporting a new look – no hair – after having his head shaved to raise money for children’s cancer research during a volunteer charity event Thursday evening in Hartford.
Attorney: Johnson’s defense team made mistakes at trial
SIOUX CITY — The former attorney for a Forest City woman sentenced to death in a 1993 murder case testified Friday in federal court that his co-counsel made mistakes during the trial that hurt her case.
Lawyer, target of death threats, regrets tipping off Jim Tressel
The man says he should have never informed the Ohio State coach that two of his players were involved in a federal drug trafficking case. The man says he should have never informed the Ohio State coach that two of his players were involved in a federal drug trafficking case.
Lawyer denies row with prosecutors in massacre case
One of the private prosecution lawyers in the Maguindanao massacre case said Saturday he hoped the sudden revamp of the panel of state prosecutors by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima would not derail the trial of Andal Ampatuan, Sr. and other accused as he denied having a rift with state prosecutors.
Attorney: Suspects knew rape victim was 11
share: digg facebook twitter Attorney James Evans, hired to defend some of the 18 suspects accused of gang-raping an 11-year-old girl in the East Texas town of Cleveland, said on a radio talk show that those participating were “absolutely” aware of the girl’s age.
Lawyer regrets role in Ohio state scandal
The Columbus lawyer who tipped off Ohio State coach Jim Tressel that two of his players were involved in a federal drug trafficking case has received death threats and now says he regrets ever contacting the Buckeyes...
Ticker: Ohio lawyer wishes he never wrote to Jim Tressel
The Columbus lawyer who tipped off Ohio State's Jim Tressel that two of his players were involved in a federal drug-trafficking case has received death threats and now says he regrets contacting the coach.
Lawyer charged with seducing children
BARTOW -- Local prosecutors have filed charges against a lawyer from Washington, D.C., accusing him of attempting to seduce girls online.
Lawyer hopeful shakeup won't weaken Ampatuan case
A private lawyer representing the families of journalists killed in the 2009 Ampatuan massacre in Maguindanao expressed hopes the multiple murder case won't suffer due to a recent shakeup in the prosecution panel.
Attorney seeks new election for WPB
An attorney who consulted on West Palm Beach mayoral runner-up Paula Ryan's campaign said Friday that she will ask a judge to order a new election.
Ticker: Ohio lawyer wishes he never wrote to Jim Tressel
The Columbus lawyer who tipped off Ohio State's Jim Tressel that two of his players were involved in a federal drug-trafficking case has received death threats and now says he regrets contacting the coach.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and 37 Other Attorneys General Announce $68.5 Million Settlement Over Deceptive ...
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and 37 other attorneys general today announced a $68.5 million settlement with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals for unfair and deceptive practices in its marketing of the antipsychotic drug Seroquel.
Ticker: Ohio lawyer wishes he never wrote to Jim Tressel
The Columbus lawyer who tipped off Ohio State's Jim Tressel that two of his players were involved in a federal drug-trafficking case has received death threats and now says he regrets contacting the coach.
Lawyer: John Hopkins' 'Sex-Slave' Relationship Was Consensual
NEW YORK -- A man had a consensual relationship with a Wisconsin woman who alleges he held her captive as his sex slave for more than a week after she answered an apartment ad on Craigslist, his lawyer said.
Lawyer hopeful shakeup won't weaken Ampatuan case
A private lawyer representing the families of journalists killed in the 2009 Ampatuan massacre in Maguindanao expressed hopes the multiple murder case won't suffer due to a recent shakeup in the prosecution panel.
Lawyer: NYC 'sex-slave' relationship consensual
NEW YORK - A man had a consensual relationship with a Wisconsin woman who alleges he held her captive as his sex...
Lawyer hopeful shakeup won't weaken Ampatuan case
A private lawyer representing the families of journalists killed in the 2009 Ampatuan massacre in Maguindanao expressed hopes the multiple murder case won't suffer due to a recent shakeup in the prosecution panel.
Attorney: Men knew rape victim was 11
share: digg facebook twitter Attorney James D. Evans III, hired to defend some of the 18 suspects accused of gang-raping an 11-year-old girl in Cleveland, said on a radio talk show program that those participating were "absolutely" aware of the girl's age. Community activist Quanell X even went so far as to show reporters a scantily clad photo of her posted on Facebook. [...] many others are ...
Lawyer denies rift with prosecutors in massacre trial
One of the private prosecutors in the Maguindanao massacre trial on Saturday said he hoped the revamp of the panel of state prosecutors by Justice Secretary Leila de Lima would not derail the trial of Andal Ampatuan Jr. as he denied a rift with the public lawyers.
Pizzi juggles role of activist, mayor, attorney
Miami Lakes Mayor, Medley town attorney, criminal defense lawyer — all are roles of Michael Pizzi, a key player in the county recall effort.
Aristide to end exile and return to Haiti before vote, lawyer says
Former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide will end his exile and return to Haiti within the next week or so, ahead of the country's elections, his lawyer told CNN Saturday.
Attorney: AZ senator didn't mention gun
An attorney says fingerprints of Arizona State Senator Scott Bundgaard's ex-girlfriend could still be on a gun that was allegedly involved in the controversial fight between them.
Attorney’s office to unveil new public information request procedure
Following the recent restructuring of the county government, the Carroll County Attorney's Office is in the process of updating its departmental procedures for handling information requests from the public.
Kaysville attorney: Ballot initiative petitions are lacking
KAYSVILLE -- The Kaysville city attorney has denied three ballot initiative petitions submitted by a citizens group this week, saying the application does not meet the requirements of state law. no read more
Attorney General Tom Horne tours Arizona-Mexico border
Attorney General Tom Horne says he'll pressure the Obama administration for more resources to help the state secure our border.
Lawyer dies in Friday shooting outside a Meridian Walgreens
Friends and colleagues described 30-year-old Emmett Corrigan as a friendly young lawyer who passed the bar exam in October and had just started a law practice of his own. Corrigan was killed in a shooting Friday night at a Meridian Walgreen’s.
Attorney: Tinley woman not to blame in animal cruelty case
The animals that a Tinley Park woman is accused of neglecting and mistreating at her animal rescue facility were on the property without her permission, her attorney argued in court Friday.Dawn Hamill, owner of Dazzle’s Painted Pastures, 5555 W. 175th St., faces eight counts of neglect of owner’s duties and three counts of cruel treatment, all misdemeanors.Hamill’s attorney, Steven Decker, said ...
Lawyer's ex-wife slams slow pace of board
'Five years is way too long' for action to be taken by the state disciplinary group, says the woman who was choked in 2006.
Builder's lawyer to pay back £63,000 to victims
A LAWYER has been forced to repay £63,000 to the victims of builder Stephen Connelly.
Judge delays ruling on attorney's license status
WILLIAMSBURG – A hearing Wednesday in Circuit Court revealed that a local attorney licensed to practice law in other states had taken on Virginia clients without having a Virginia license.
Ann Arbor assistant city attorney's son still missing in earthquake-ravaged Japan
An Ann Arbor assistant city attorney said Saturday night she had still not heard from her 29-year-old son, who's been missing since an earthquake and devastating tsunami struck Japan on Friday. Mary Fales, a senior assistant attorney with the city......
Cherokee Co. Attorney arrested
Cherokee County Attorney John Bullard was arrested at his home Friday night in rural Columbus on charges of domestic battery.
Attorney general drops claims against Tucson CC
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has dropped claims of discrimination against Tucson Country Club, according to court documents obtained by Golfweek.
Scholars gather to remember legendary lawyer
Every year, for more than 50 years, they have gathered on the morning of March 13 to remember Clarence Darrow, one the greatest lawyers and civil libertarians in American history.
U.S. Attorney's Office moves out of Bridgeport courthouse
BRIDGEPORT -- The U.S. Attorney's Office ended a nearly 40-year run last week when it moved the majority of its office from the federal courthouse building across the street into the 10th floor of the RBS Building at 1000 Lafayette Blvd.
U.S. Attorney's Office moves out of Bridgeport courthouse
BRIDGEPORT -- The U.S. Attorney's Office ended a nearly 40-year run last week when it moved the majority of its office from the federal courthouse building to across the street into the 10th floor of the RBS Building at 1000 Lafayette Boulevard.
Lawyer Daniel Rottier says tort ‘reform’ will bog down court system
Being a trial lawyer has its challenges. The profession dominated by Democrats is taking a lot of heat from Daniel Rottier’s Maple Bluff neighbor, Gov. Scott Walker, and his allies who have managed to ram through new caps on jury awards and other hurdles.
Illinois' death penalty ban recalls great American lawyer
For half a century, fans of Clarence Darrow have gathered on the day of his death. This year, they say they felt his presence, which they attribute to the state's recent ban on capital punishment. Every year for more than 50 years they have gathered on the morning of March 13 to remember Clarence Darrow, one of the greatest lawyers and civil libertarians in American history.
Lawyer states case for clergy sex abuse victims
Minnesota lawyer Jeff Anderson dismisses critics of his style and motives in representing alleged victims of priest abuse across the country, including Milwaukee, calling his representation public and moral imperatives.
Lawyer accuses MACC officer of tampering with diary entries
KUALA LUMPUR, March 14 — A Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) officer tampered with his investigation diary on his interview with Teoh Beng Hock, a lawyer told the royal commission of inquiry (RCI) investigating Teoh’s death today.
Waco lawyer is former top women's water skier
Waco lawyer shows her prowess not only in courtroom but on water.
Judge delays ruling on attorney's license status
WILLIAMSBURG – A hearing Wednesday in Circuit Court revealed that a local attorney licensed to practice law in other states had taken on Virginia clients without having a Virginia license.
Attorney for priest accused of rape questions credibility of accuser
The attorney for one of the Catholic priests charged last month with raping altar boys beginning in the 1990s has come out swinging against one of the boys, who the attorney said has multiple aliases, two criminal convictions and is in jail on theft charges.
Syracuse attorney questions why 20-hour interrogation was not taped
Randi Bianco Syracuse, NY - District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick recently joined prosecutors from across the state in calling for law enforcement agencies in New York to videotape suspect interrogations from beginning to end in major felony cases. Defense lawyer Randi...