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Lawyer hopes Tiki Taane will avoid court after nightclub incident
Tiki Taane's lawyer hopes to resolve an issue with the police before a postponed court date.
Scott's lawyer admits he misled Fla. Supreme Court in high-speed rail argument
Scott's lawyer admits he misled Fla. Supreme Court in high-speed rail argument
Attorney general bill clears committee
A bill that attempts to clarify the qualifications for being Connecticut's Attorney General has cleared a key legislative committee.
Virginia Attorney General Cuccinelli awaits call on health care petition
Virginia Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II will likely find out Friday whether the state's lawsuit over federal health care reform legislation will be fast-tracked to the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Cuccinelli petitioned the Supreme Court in February to bypass the normal appellate process and hear his case challenging the ...
City Attorney's Office files action against billboard companies
City Attorney Carmen Trutanich stepped up his campaign against billboard companies Thursday, filing a civil lawsuit against one of the area's largest companies that could bring in millions of dollars in fines.
Ali's lawyer wants to see gun-theft reports
The lawyer says the reports may help to undermine the credibility of a witness against his client in the slaying of three people.
Lawyer: Mom in infant death case was depressed
Lakeview mom released after posting bail in infant death case A Lakeview mother charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 8-month-old son was suffering from postpartum psychosis at the time, her lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer refuses to represent murder suspect
A Belleville lawyer has declined to represent an accused murderer charged in connection with the death of an elderly city woman.[...]
Lawyer to Parents: "Sue the Bully"
An attorney is advising parents of bullied children to sue the bully's parents.
Police union's attorney defends fan arrest during Pirates game
The attorney for the city's police union on Thursday said a pair of officers acted appropriately when they stunned a Pittsburgh Pirates fan with Tasers and hit him with nightsticks during an arrest at PNC Park, which caused a minor sensation after it was captured on YouTube.
Lawyer: inmate who fled misunderstood penalty
A defense lawyer says a 20-year-old Washington man who ran from a jail work crew thought he was fleeing a possible two-year sentence. But public defender Keith Howard says the maximum penalty Roman Shrader faced was just five days.
Attorney General Martha Coakley, insurers spar over board pay ban
Two defiant Bay State health insurers fired back at Attorney General Martha Coakley, saying her move to veto pricey...
City vows transparency in city attorney search
The city included a laundry list of priorities in its request for proposals for city attorney services. Thirteen different priorities concerning topics like transparency, ethics, communication and risk avoidance.
China detains rights lawyer, another feared missing in crackdown
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have detained a prominent rights lawyer suspected of "creating a disturbance", while another is feared to have been taken into custody after he said he was being followed, the latest examples of a sustained crackdown on dissent.
Attorney general: Fines for absent Democrats OK
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's attorney general says House Republican leaders are on "strong legal ground" in fining Democrats who boycotted the House for five weeks.
Attorney's recusal in sex abuse case delays sentencing
A Union Bridge man who was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday for two crimes related to the sexual abuse of a teenage girl will have to wait to learn his punishment
Attorney Vincent Settles Civil Claims of $700,000
Nearly a week after he was arrested at his South Water street home and briefly jailed on criminal charges of embezzlement, Edgartown attorney Edward W. (Peter) Vincent Jr. yesterday settled two separate civil cases alleging he misused client funds in real estate deals.
City attorney search expands
Mayor Dewey Bartlett will open his search for a new city attorney to external candidates starting Friday.
China detains rights lawyer, sends man to labor camp
Chinese police have detained a prominent rights lawyer suspected of "creating a disturbance," and another who had said he was being followed is thought to have been taken into custody, the latest examples of a sustained crackdown on dissent.
China detains rights lawyer sends man to labour camp
Chinese police have detained a prominent rights lawyer suspected of "creating a disturbance" and another who had said he was being followed is thought to have been taken into custody the latest examples of a sustained crackdown on dissent.
China detains crippled lawyer as crackdown intensifies
Chinese police have detained a prominent rights lawyer suspected of "creating a disturbance".
China detains rights lawyer, sends man to labour camp
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police have detained a prominent rights lawyer suspected of "creating a disturbance," and another who had said he was being followed is thought to have been taken into custody, the latest examples of a sustained crackdown on dissent.
Iowa City Attorney Denies 21-Only Petition
IOWA CITY, Iowa – The city attorney has shot down an attempt by a University of Iowa student to have another referendum related to the 21-only bar law.
Mancao's lawyer airs views
MANILA, Philippines - A lawyer of former Police Senior Supt. Cezar Mancao II assailed on Friday the Office of the Solicitor-General (OSG) for allegedly sleeping on the job and allegedly allowing the period for their appeal in connection with the Court of Appeals ruling that dismissed the murder charges filed against Sen. Panfilo Lacson to expire. ...
Ex-Ind. reg lawyer drafted ethics memo on own case
Former Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission counsel Scott Storms spoke out for the first time publicly on ethics charges brought against him, denying allegations that there was a conflict of interest in how he handled cases involving Duke Energy Corp. as he sought a job with the company.
FL gov's attorney admits mistake to Supreme Court
Gov. Rick Scott's attorney has told the Florida Supreme Court that he was wrong about the money already spent on the state's high-speed rail project while defending the governor's right to kill it.
Sheen Lawyer, Show Producer Disagree About Return
Charlie Sheen's lawyer and 'Two and a Half Men' producers disagree about return discussions
Baltimore’s State’s Attorney Tries First Case In New Job
Baltimore's new state's attorney isn't behind a desk. He's in a courtroom Friday prosecuting a case.
Attorney General approves SB 5 ballot language
Attorney General Mike Dewine has approved ballot language for SB 5 vote.
Scott's Attorney Admits Mistake to Supreme Court
Gov. Rick Scott's attorney has told the Florida Supreme Court that he was wrong about the money already spent on the state's high-speed rail project while defending the governor's right...
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Brief in Defense of Health Care Reform
SACRAMENTO - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has signed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit strongly defending the constitutionality of federal health care reform and urging the court to uphold the law.
Attorney: Lawsuit against Vatican will be long and hard battle
The Vatican has been served with court papers related to allegations in a sexual abuse case. St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson said this week he was notified that the papers were successfully filed through official diplomatic channels.
Lawyer charged in $34M insider scheme freed on bail
NEWARK, N.J. — A former lawyer accused of being the inside man in a $34 million insider trading scheme left a federal court in New Jersey on bail Friday. Matthew Kluger posted $500,000 of a $1 million bond. He must follow home detention rules set when he returns to...
Lawyer involved in gold scam, cops allege
A Don Mills lawyer and at least one bank employee are allegedly involved in a $1.8 million fraud involving 77 gold bars.
Outspoken Michigan Lawyer Wants Pot Legalized
A high-profile Michigan lawyer wants Detroit to legalize both marijuana and ...
Lawyer fails in bid to have conduct complaint thrown out
High-profile lawyer Donna Hall has lost a review case to throw out a complaint about her conduct related to a land transaction in the central North Island.In December the Legal Complaints Review Officer confirmed an earlier decision...
Lawyer charged in insider scheme freed on bail
A judge granted bail Friday to a Virginia man accused of providing confidential information from several law firms for what authorities say was a $37 million insider trading scheme.
Lawyer charged in insider scheme freed on bail
A former lawyer accused of being the inside man in a $37 million insider trading scheme left a federal court in New Jersey on bail Friday.
U.S. lawyer in insider case granted bail
A corporate lawyer who federal prosecutors say stole merger secrets while working at some of the country's most prominent law firms was ordered released on $1 million bail in his insider trading case.
State's Attorney investigating Will County board member's email use
JOLIET — The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office has been asked to investigate whether county board member Kathleen Konicki used her county e-mail account and laptop for political purposes.In an e-mail sent from Konicki’s county account, she urged people to vote against Homer Glen Mayor Jim Daley in the April 5 election because he did not oppose the Will County Forest Preserve District’s deer ...
State's Attorney investigating Will County board member's email use
JOLIET — The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office has been asked to investigate whether county board member Kathleen Konicki used her county e-mail account and laptop for political purposes.In an e-mail sent from Konicki’s county account, she urged people to vote against Homer Glen Mayor Jim Daley in the April 5 election because he did not oppose the Will County Forest Preserve District’s deer ...
Lawyer wants to deny Clemens evidence
The law firm that investigated drugs in baseball says former All-Star pitcher Roger Clemens shouldn't be allowed to see notes or evidence used to produce a report that accused him of using steroids and human growth hormone.
Lawyer: Clemens can't see Mitchell Report evidence
The law firm that investigated drugs in baseball said Friday that former All-Star pitcher Roger Clemens shouldn't be allowed to see notes or evidence used to produce a report that accused him of using steroids and human growth hormone.
Defendant in meth case gets new attorney
A new attorney was appointed by Judge Scott Shiplett for one of four defendants arrested for their alleged involvement in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
Bridgeport lawyer pleads guilty to federal charge
BRIDGEPORT -- A local lawyer is the latest figure caught up in a series of scams and scandals involving the former owners of the now-defunct Newtown Oil Co.
Lawyer charged in insider trading scheme is granted $1 million bail
Matthew H. Kluger, a lawyer accused of participating in an insider-trading scheme that netted at least $37 million in profits, was granted $1 million bail Friday.
Attorney seeks mental evaluation for Waterloo man
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - An attorney for a Waterloo man suspected of killing a woman and setting her house on fire wants him to undergo a mental evaluation.
Attorney general warns folks not to become victims
If you ask Attorney General Jim Hood, as long as there's someone willing to pay, there's a criminal willing to cash in.
Lawyer tells hearing Sun Sea Tamils weren't smuggled into Canada
Contrary to the government's repeated assertions, the arrival last summer of 492 Tamils aboard the MV Sun Sea was not part of a human smuggling operation, a lawyer for one of the migrants said Friday.
Bridgeport lawyer pleads guilty to federal charge
BRIDGEPORT -- A local lawyer is the latest figure caught up in a series of scams and scandals involving the former owners of the now-defunct Newtown Oil Co.