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Lindsay Lohan considering plea deal?
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer is reportedly working on getting her a reduced jail sentence.
Washington County district attorney won't run this year
Washington County District Attorney Steven M. Toprani announced he won't run this year for re-election, but said he hopes to campaign again someday for public office.
Former Bell city attorney denies signing Rizzo's contracts
Lawyer's signature appears on 2008 paperwork raising base salary to $703,248 but he says he didn't approve any contracts after 2002. Bell's former city attorney testified Friday that while his signature appeared on several of the contracts that gave Robert Rizzo his increasingly lucrative salary, he didn't sign any of them.
AG to review exit pay for Blue Cross executive
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said yesterday that her office has begun an investigation into the employment contract and severance package given to Cleve L. Killingsworth, former chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, by the board of the nonprofit health insurer.
"Jihad Jane" colleague to plead guilty, lawyer says
A Colorado woman will plead guilty in federal court in Philadelphia on Tuesday to a count of providing material aid to terrorists, her lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney seeks county's emails on mosque
MURFREESBORO — The lead attorney in a lawsuit against Rutherford County for approving a site plan for the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro last May will argue in court he should have access to government e-mails.
District attorney to handle Stewart stabbing
MURFREESBORO — Assistant District Attorney Paul Newman confirmed Friday he and District Attorney Bill Whitesell will prosecute the first-degree murder charge against an MTSU freshman charged with killing a Lady Raiders basketball player.
Lawyer suggests 'blood money' to free US man
Since his brother was shot and killed by an American CIA contractor last month, scores of Islamist politicians have met with Waseem Shamzad in his bare sitting room to bring sympathy, offers of help and a stark message: if U.S. envoys come offering "blood money" to get their man out of jail, tell them to go away.
Lawyer suggests 'blood money' to free US man
Since his brother was shot and killed by an American CIA contractor last month, scores of Islamist politicians have met with Waseem Shamzad in his bare sitting room to bring sympathy, offers of help and a stark message: if...
Lawyer: Accused shooter's mental state is the issue
WORCESTER - The lawyer for a Webster man on trial on charges stemming from a 2007 shooting rampage in Dudley that left two people dead and a third seriously injured told the jury yesterday that the case was "not a whodunit."
Lawyer: Berlusconi only has time to appear in court on Mondays
Rome - Silvio Berlusconi's lawyer said Saturday that the Italian premier is willing to make court appearances in a series of upcoming trials against him, but only has time to do so on Mondays.
Lawyer says homeless Good Samaritan shattered stereotypes (video)
WEST CHESTER — A Pottstown lawyer said stereotypes were shattered recently when a homeless man in the borough found more than $1,400 in cash and turned it over to police.
Lawyer says officers illegally seized deer, firearms in Tuscola County case; judge disagrees
John D. Cooper, 45, of Vassar Township, is headed toward trial on 11 criminal charges after officers say they found nine whitetail bucks hanging inside an outbuilding on his land.
John Edwards' Lawyer Pick Called 'Disturbing'
A prominent campaign watchdog in North Carolina who has closely followed the federal investigation of John Edwards campaign strongly is criticizing the addition of former Obama White House counsel Gregory Craig to Edwards' legal defense team.
East Bethel seeking attorney RFPs
Among the actions the East Bethel City Council took at its first meeting of 2011 was to let the former city attorney go and hire a replacement.
Lawyer: Berlusconi aims to defend himself in court
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Lawyer: Berlusconi aims to defend himself in court
Silvio Berlusconi, who faces trial for allegedly paying for sex with an underage Moroccan teenager, will defend himself in court, as long as the Italian premier doesn't have to show up more than once a week, his lawyer said Saturday.
Attorney: Assault charges against Schodack man should be dropped
TROY - The attorney for a Schodack man accused of shooting another man in the leg is asking a judge to toss the charges because grand jurors did not hear about past hostilities, including an alleged death threat, instigated by the victim.
Lawyer: Couple confessed in Jaycee Dugard kidnap
Updated at 4:50 p.m. PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years have given full confessions to authorities, a defense lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: Berlusconi aims to defend himself in court
Silvio Berlusconi, who faces trial for allegedly paying for sex with an underage Moroccan teenager, will defend himself in court, as long as the Italian premier doesn't have to show up more than once a week, his lawyer said Saturday.
Lawyer says homeless Good Samaritan shattered stereotypes (video)
WEST CHESTER — A Pottstown lawyer said stereotypes were shattered recently when a homeless man in the borough found more than $1,400 in cash and turned it over to police.
Lawyer: Army private's quip let to clothing loss
The lawyer for a jailed Army private suspected of leaking classified U.S. documents to the WikiLeaks website says his client was stripped of all his clothing at night because he had made sarcastic comments about using underwear to commit suicide.
Attorney: ‘We need to be a little smarter’
Attorney: ‘We need to be a little smarter’
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Lawyer acquitted in ‘fraud’ case By Nour Abuzant A Doha appeals court cleared an Egyptian lawyer, for lack of evidence, of the charge of illegally pocketing QR150,000, benefiting from his profession.
Lawyer: Mans Toddler Panties Comment Not Child Molestation
A chiropractor is charged with child molestation based on an alleged comment about a toddler's undergarments at a park. His lawyer says his only crime is poor taste.
Manning lawyer: Suicide joke led to stripping - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times
WASHINGTON — The lawyer for a jailed soldier suspected of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks wrote Saturday that his client was stripped of his clothing at night because he had made sarcastic comments about using underwear to commit suicide.
Lawyer: Army private's quip let to clothing loss
The lawyer for a jailed Army private suspected of leaking classified U.S. documents to the WikiLeaks website says his client was stripped of all his clothing at night because he...
Twelfth Southlake attorney earns TBLS certification
Curt Magee was recently inducted into the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS), making him the 12th Southlake attorney to currently own that distinction.
Lynn attorney pleads innocent to tampering with document
SALEM - A Lynn attorney charged with destroying a case file for a pending murder trial remains free on his own personal promise to return to court, but is confined to his apartment, monitored by an ankle bracelet only to leave his home for mental health counseling, to visit his daughter and court appearances.
Councilor sought attorney job
Councilor John Eagleton, who is seeking Mayor Dewey Bartlett's ouster from office, asked more than once that the mayor appoint him city attorney and was turned down, the Tulsa World has learned.
Attorney will argue buyers have right to change mind
On Tuesday, Wailuku attorney Richard Rost will be in 1st Circuit Court in Honolulu asking for partial summary judgment in a lawsuit by a buyer at the Honua Kai Resort & Spa who is trying to back out of his purchase.
Lawyer: Army private's quip let to clothing loss
The lawyer for a jailed Army private suspected of leaking classified U.S. documents to the WikiLeaks website says his client was stripped of all his clothing at night because he had made sarcastic comments about using underwear to commit suicide.
City attorney search down to 10 applicants
A committee formed to search for a new city attorney has narrowed the field to 10 qualified applicants.
District attorney wants sentence reviewed for fish kill
GREEN LAKE The Green Lake County District Attorney wants to revoke an agreement with an Ohio man convicted in the Lake Puckaway fish kill.
Lawyer shot dead in Bihar
Gopalganj, Mar 6 (PTI) A lawyer was today shot dead by unidentified gunmen at Amvaghat village in Bihar's Gopalganj district, a police official said.
Lima lawyer charged with grand theft
A well-known attorney from a prominent Lima family has been charged with grand theft, court documents show.
District attorney wants sentence reviewed for fish kill
GREEN LAKE The Green Lake County District Attorney wants to revoke an agreement with an Ohio man convicted in the Lake Puckaway fish kill.
Retirees' lawyer defends beneficiary derivative act bill
A lawyer representing a retirees' group yesterday defended the proposed beneficiary derivative act for the Commonwealth and admits that his clients are the ones behind the bill.
Lawyer: Philippines still dangerous for journalists
THE Philippines has remained to be one of the most dangerous places in the world for a journalist to work in, a human rights lawyer said on Friday. read more
Westboro lawyer: Obama, Supreme Court going to hell
The lawyer who last week won the Supreme Court case upholding Westboro Baptist Church’s right to hold anti-gay protests at military funerals said yesterday that President Obama is going to hell and the high court's nine justices also are likely hell bound. "That's a big 10-four," Margi...
A Spamming Attorney Gets Sentenced To 40 Months
www.sorehands.com writes "While one spammer, Robert Soloway, gets released on probation, the Feds send another, Robert Smoley, to the slammer for 40 months. I know about Smoley because I tracked him down, and beat him in court. Not only was he an attorney, he still has not lost his license, yet. The IRS contacted me as a result of seeing my web site, and I gladly ...
U.S. Military Is Worse Than Al Qaeda, Attorney for Westboro Baptist Church Says
The U.S. military is "slaughtering innocents" and is worse than Al Qaeda, the attorney who successfully defended the right of her church to picket outside a Marine's funeral said Sunday. 
Lawyer says homeless Good Samaritan shattered stereotypes (video)
WEST CHESTER — A Pottstown lawyer said stereotypes were shattered recently when a homeless man in the borough found more than $1,400 in cash and turned it over to police.
Lawyer says homeless Good Samaritan shattered stereotypes (video)
WEST CHESTER — A Pottstown lawyer said stereotypes were shattered recently when a homeless man in the borough found more than $1,400 in cash and turned it over to police.
NY Attorney General Reveals Biggest Consumer Scams Of 2010
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman marked National Consumer Protection Week by releasing New York’s top 10 frauds of 2010 on Sunday.
Lawyer asked money for Blejnar, according to Court of Appeals motivation
Businessman Antonello Celestini accuses the chief of tax body of being also involved in oil smuggling.
Attorney General reports the top 10 fraud complaints
Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman released the Top 10 consumer fraud complaints received at the Attorney General's Office from across the state throughout 2010. The highest numbers of complaints were Internet-related, followed by...
Rafferty lawyer hopes for a ‘fair trial’
LONDON – The lawyer for the man accused of killing Tori Stafford is urging Londoners to keep an open mind after a judge ruled the first-degree murder trial will be held in the city.[...]
U.S. Attorney speaks to Islamic Society
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom spoke Saturday at Anndoor Islamic School. Wichita, Kan. — U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom told a group of Wichita Muslims that his office is committed to keeping Muslim and Arab-Americans safe.
Padungan assemblyman’s solicitation of funds from public wrong, says lawyer
KUCHING: Lawyer Chong Siew Chiang has decried Padungan assemblyman Dominique Ng for soliciting funds from the public recently to settle the RM100,000 compensatory and aggravated damages arising from a defamation suit.