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Attorney: Twitter Shows Student Planned Assault
The attorney for an MTSU student charged in the fatal stabbing of her roommate says Twitter postings indicated the slain woman planned an assault on his client.
Attorney Asks For Dismissal In Polk Co. Realtor Case
An attorney for Travis McGraw asked a judge to dismiss the case against him in connection with his wife's death.
Lawyer: Carroll County woman to admit killing student from Kennesaw
Lawyer: Carroll County woman to admit killing student from Kennesaw
Attorney: Aunt, Uncle Of Boy Found On I-95 Looking To Adopt Him
The biological aunt and uncle of Nubia Barahona and her 10-year-old twin brother were at a hearing to terminate Carmen Barahona's parental rights Wednesday morning.
Attorney: Mel Gibson wants a deal
Under investigation for possible domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend, actor Mel Gibson has approached Los Angeles County prosecutors "with a proposal that would bring all of this to an immediate end," his attorney, Blair Berk, said in a statement Wednesday.
Lawyer For Alleged Gang Members Wants Injunction Against OPD
A lawyer for reputed Norteño gang members in Oakland’s Fruitvale District Wednesday turned the tables on city officials who are suing his clients by saying he wants an injunction against police officers who he alleges are harassing them.
Judge eviscerates P2P lawyer: "I accepted you at your word"
As a lawyer, you know it's going to be bad when a federal judge summons you to his courtroom at nine in the morning to talk about your “ill-considered lawsuit” that has “abused the litigation system in more than one way.” Federal judge Milton Shadur, who keeps a "Now, 3 for 10¢… Federal Judge!" sign beside him in his 23rd floor Chicago courtroom, summoned file-sharing lawyer John Steele to court ...
Lawyer: CA official accused of fraud tells judge his client's high salary, wasn't illegal
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for a former city manager accused of masterminding a scheme to loot millions from the blue-collar California city of Bell never broke the law when he accepted an annual compensation package of $1.5 million and loaned nearly $2 million more to other employees.
Lawyer says high-paid Calif. official broke no law
A lawyer for a former city manager accused of masterminding a scheme to loot millions from the blue-collar California city of Bell says his client never broke the law when he accepted an annual compensation package of $1.5 million and loaned nearly $2 million more to other employees.
Broncos player's attorney wants hearing closed
An attorney for Perrish Cox, a Denver Broncos cornerback charged with sexual assault, is asking a judge to hold a court hearing in secret because allowing the public and media to attend could taint a jury.
Lawyer asks Sibal to ensure IIT professor is not 'harassed'
Lawyer Prashant Bhushan has urged HRD minister Kapil Sibal to ensure that whistleblower Rajeev Kumar, a professor of computer science and engineering at IIT-Kharagpur, is not harassed.
Google Privacy Lawyer's Fascinating (and Unofficial) Thoughts on the 'Right to be Forgotten'
Here, in the U.S., many of us have accepted that "the Web means the end of forgetting." But Europeans are resisting this digital development, and talking of passing a privacy directive that would give citizens the "right to oblivion" or "right to be forgotten" -- meaning they could slash and burn information about them on the Web or in various databases.
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.
Attorney for Denver Broncos' Perrish Cox wants secret sex trial
Perrish Cox, a Denver Broncos cornerback charged with sexual assault, is asking a judge to hold a court hearing in secret because allowing the public and media to attend could taint a jury.
Canton attorney dies in single-vehicle crash
A Canton attorney is dead after a Wednesday afternoon one-vehicle crash.
Court-appointed attorney likely to check on John Q. Hammons soon
An independent court-appointed attorney will soon talk to John Q. Hammons to assess his well-being and mental status, according to a local attorney familiar with guardianship cases.
Attorney Files Motion In MTSU Roommate Murder
The attorney for the MTSU student charged in the murder of a MTSU basketball player filed a motion requesting that investigators preserve Twitter postings that could possibly help the case.
Attorney General accuses four packaged ice companies of violating antitrust laws
Four packaged ice companies conspired not to compete against one another for business and shared pricing information, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says in an antitrust complaint filed against the firms.Tinley Ice Co. of University Park, Lang Ice Co. of Chicago, Home City Ice of Cincinnati and Sisler’s Dairy and Products Inc. of Ohio, Ill., are named as defendants in the lawsuit, as are ...
Defense attorney accuses Fayette commonwealth's attorney of violating racial justice law
Fayette Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone said Wednesday that he did not think a blanket policy of Faye
Lawyer now claims Maguindanao massacre victims 'poisoned'
MANILA, Philippines -  A defense lawyer in the “Maguindanao massacre” multiple murder trial yesterday attempted to discredit an autopsy done by a medico-legal officer by saying the latter did not rule out the possibility that some of the victims had died of poisoning.
Report: Lawyer who provided e-mails to Jim Tressel was former Ohio State football player
A former Ohio State University football player is the lawyer that sent e-mails to coach Jim Tressel to warn him players were selling memorabilia to a tattoo-parlor owner, the Columbus Dispatch reported Wednesday.
Lawyer Who Tipped Off Tressel Is A Former Ohio State Football Player
The lawyer that sent e-mails to Jim Tressel informing him that players were under investigation for trading signed memorabilia for tattoos is a former Ohio State football player! Christopher T. Cicero was a walk-on linebacker who lettered at tOSU in 1983 when Tressel was a first-year assistant coach. That’s him with Eddie George on the [...]
Attorney General warns against alienating Muslims
Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday warned against alienating the U.S. Muslim community, in a veiled criticism of a congressional probe into the radicalization of Muslims at home.
Report: Lawyer told Tressel of violations
COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 9 (UPI) -- A former Ohio State football player was the person who alerted Coach Jim Tressel to possible NCAA violations, sources told The Columbus Dispatch Wednesday.
Report: Lawyer who provided e-mails to Jim Tressel was former Ohio State football player
A former Ohio State University football player is the lawyer that sent e-mails to coach Jim Tressel to warn him players were selling memorabilia to a tattoo-parlor owner, the Columbus Dispatch reported Wednesday.
First female Attorney General a 'smart and able advocate'
PROFILE MÁIRE WHELAN:THE FIRST female Attorney General in the history of the State is Labour’s financial secretary and a member of the party for almost 30 years.
Fort Myers attorney indicted on fraud charges
A Fort Myers attorney was indicted this afternoon on one count of mail fraud and seven counts of wire fraud for allegedly using clients' money for...
Lilo's lawyer trying to avoid jail
LINDSAY Lohan's lawyer has met with her judge today in a bid to keep the troubled star out of jail.
Ohio to give condemned better attorney access
The state will insert intravenous needles into condemned inmates' arms in a more public way so that prisoners will have better access to attorneys in case something goes wrong, a policy change that also accompanies the first U.S. execution involving a single dose of the drug pentobarbital.
Lawyer attacked by robber
SANDAKAN: A lawyer was assaulted by a man who tried to rob him at Bandar IJM here on Monday night. The victim was leaving his office and was walking to his car in the car park when the robber attacked him.
US Attorney Assessing Alleged Job Deal
Washington's U.S. Attorney's Office says it is assessing allegations by a former mayoral candidate about Mayor Vincent C. Gray's campaign.
Attorney Wants 'Bomb House' Case Dismissed
The attorney for the man accused of possessing the largest cache of homemade explosive materials in the United States said on Wednesday he wants the case thrown out.
Greene lawyer: Testimony proves city e-mails destroyed on purpose
Testimony given by current and former city officials proves e-mails were intentionally destroyed and the city should be penalized, said a lawyer representing the family of Tamara Greene.
Police: Bankruptcy Lawyer Stole Client's Money
Powder Springs police say a bankruptcy lawyer stole thousands of dollars from countless victims.
District Attorney Sedita Talks About Hassan Trial
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita says he was impressed with Judge Franczyk's remarks at the sentencing of Muzzammil Hassan.
Lawyer: KO plea deal testimony
A defense lawyer in the bid-rigging case that brought down a House speaker yesterday vowed to seek to bar testimony...
Bianchi attorney: Prosecutors abused grand jury process
WOODSTOCK – The trial for McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi is expected to start on schedule March 21 and last a week or slightly more.
Court-appointed attorney likely to check on John Q. Hammons soon
An independent court-appointed attorney will soon talk to John Q. Hammons to assess his well-being and mental status, according to a local attorney familiar with guardianship cases.
Attorney's abduction charges dropped
FRONT ROYAL -- On Tuesday, a substitute judge dropped two charges of misdemeanor abduction by a parent against a local attorney.
Report: Lawyer who e-mailed Tressel was former OSU player
According to the Columbus Dispatch, the lawyer who sent e-mails to Buckeyes head coach Jim Tressel to warn him that players were selling memorabilia to a tattoo-parlor owner is a former Ohio State football player. The newspaper said multiple sources confirmed that the e-mails were sent by Columbus lawyer Christopher T. Cicero. Tressel failed to [...]
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer meets with judge
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer Shawn Holly has met with her judge in a bid to keep her out of jail over her alleged theft of a $2500 necklace.
Lawyer, retired judge likely nominees to Philadelphia Ethics Board
Mayor Nutter is expected to nominate retired Superior Court Judge Phyllis W. Beck and lawyer Michael H. Reed to the city's Board of Ethics as early as Thursday.
Attorney faces disbarment for sham marriage
A veteran Pacifica attorney is facing disbarment for allegedly duping an 85-year-old client into giving her $339,000, entering into a sham marriage with him and ignoring his will by having him cremated after his death....
Lawyer says convict now gives a crap
High risk offender Curtis Hill should remain behind bars until he deals with charges related to breaching release conditions, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Des Moines lawyer is named to panel he's suing by Branstad
Gov. Terry Branstad has appointed a lawyer to the Iowa Judicial Nominating Commission who is suing the commission on behalf of several Iowans.
District Attorney Sedita Talks About Hassan Trial
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita says he was impressed with Judge Franczyk's remarks at the sentencing of Muzzammil Hassan.
Defense attorney accuses Fayette Commonwealth's Attorney of violating racial justice law
Fayette Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone said Wednesday he did not think a blanket policy of Fayette C
Commonwealth's Attorney Bob Hicks sues his insurance carrier
Bob Hicks seeks coverage from insurance carrier GLOUCESTER — Commonwealth's Attorney Bob Hicks has filed a lawsuit against his homeowner's insurance carrier, State Farm, to ensure he's covered in the event he loses multi-million dollar defamation lawsuits.
Lawyer backtracks on accusations involving Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather
A lawyer who was the source of a story this morning that accused Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather of being involved...
Defense attorney: Prove my Trenton gangster planned murder on MySpace
TRENTON — A defense attorney for one of the four men accused of planning the May Day murder of Arrel Bell on MySpace asked a judge yesterday to make the state prove it was his client who wrote the incriminating gang slang statements on the popular website.