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CAS Selects 3-Lawyer Panel to Hear Contador Case
CAS selects 3-lawyer panel to hear Alberto Contador doping case, expects verdict in June
Attorney General: Gas Price Hike To $4.17 Justified
The Attorney General's Office says the gas price increase to $4.17 a gallon at many stations on Monday was justified by market conditions.
Lawyer Panel Set for Alberto Contador Doping Case
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) earlier today selected a three-man panel to hear Alberto Contador's doping case, saying it expects a verdict before the Tour de France starts in July.
Expert Networker Chu to Waive Indictment, His Lawyer Says
Don Ching Trang Chu, an expert consultant to hedge funds who worked for Primary Global Research LLC, will appear in federal court in New York today to waive indictment by a U.S. grand jury, his lawyer said.
Lawyer accused of hunter's death admits to retail theft
READING – Before a prominent Montgomery County lawyer stands trial for his alleged role in the shooting death of a Bucks County hunter, he admitted to being a retail thief.
U.S. insider defendant to plead not guilty: lawyer
A former "expert" consultant to hedge funds will plead not guilty to criminal charges arising from a federal probe of insider trading, his lawyer said.
Ex-Glaxo Lawyer `Went Too Far,’ U.S Says at Opening of Obstruction Trial
An ex- GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) attorney accused of covering up the company’s improper marketing of its antidepressant drug Wellbutrin SR is a “lawyer who went too far,” a federal prosecutor said as her trial began.
Lawyer tells jury plane to blame in former New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle's death
A lawyer has told a jury that New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle would still be alive if the steering mechanism in a small airplane he was flying in October 2006 had not failed, causing him to crash into a Manhattan building.
Lawyer blames plane maker in pitcher Lidle's death
New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and a flight instructor did everything they could to save their lives after the small plane they were piloting malfunctioned, causing them to crash into a Manhattan building, a lawyer for the men's families told a jury Wednesday at the start of a civil trial.
Attorney General warns Iowans about PlayStation data breach
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is advising Sony PlayStation account users in Iowa to take precautions to protect themselves from identity theft in the wake of the company’s disclosure of a massive personal data breach.
Attorney General warns Sony PlayStation users of a security breach
DES MOINES — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is advising Sony PlayStation account users in Iowa to take precautions to protect themselves from identity theft in the wake of the company’s disclosure of a massive personal data breach.
City attorney's contract OK'd
Dana Cole/San Pedro Valley News-Sun In a six-to-one vote, the Benson City Council renewed City Attorney Michael J. Massee's contract during a regularly scheduled board meeting Monday night.
Lawyer blames plane maker in pitcher's death
NEW YORK – New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and a flight instructor did everything they could to save their lives after the small plane they were piloting malfunctioned, causing them to crash into a Manhattan building, a lawyer for the men’s families told a jury Wednesday at the start of a civil trial.
Lawyer blames plane manufacturer for Lidle's death in crash
New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle and a flight instructor did everything they could to save their lives after the small plane they were piloting malfunctioned, causing them to crash into a Manhattan building, a lawyer for the men's families told a jury Wednesday at the start of a civil trial.
Lawyer accused of hunter's death admits to retail theft
READING – Before a prominent Montgomery County lawyer stands trial for his alleged role in the shooting death of a Bucks County hunter, he admitted to being a retail thief.
Lawyer: Ann Arbor man tried to rescue, not run over, ducklings in parking lot
But Ann Arbor police say Dillon Pearce, 19, intentionally ran over the ducklings in a McDonald's parking lot. He's charged with felony animal cruelty.
Podlucky's attorney faults search warrant
The attorney for former LeNature's CEO Gregory Podlucky is asking a federal judge in Pittsburgh to throw out evidence seized in a search of his Ligonier Township home because the warrant listed the wrong address.
Lawyer: Ann Arbor man tried to rescue, not run over, ducklings in parking lot
But Ann Arbor police say Dillon Pearce, 19, intentionally ran over the ducklings in a McDonald's parking lot. He's charged with felony animal cruelty.
Consult a Lawyer -- At No Cost -- on Saturday, April 30
Chicago - Anyone in Illinois with a question about a legal matter can call and talk to a lawyer – at no cost –on Ask A Lawyer Day, Saturday, April 30.
Attorney: Rice football player will be cleared of charges
The attorney for a Rice football player facing charges after being arrested last week said Wednesday he is confident his client will eventually be cleared.
Attorney General Kamala Harris hires prosecutors from District Attorney’s Office
Attorney General Kamala Harris has snatched up two prosecutors from her former job as district attorney of San Francisco as she moves to round out her senior staff at her new job. Michael Troncoso, former head of the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office Mortgage and Investment Fraud Unit, will be Harris’ senior counsel, her office said in a statement Tuesday. In his position managing the ...
Attorney: Fiesta Bowl following recommendations
The attorney who conducted an internal investigation into the campaign contributions scandal at the Fiesta Bowl said Wednesday the committee that operates the game is closely following his recommendations to change its operations. "I can't think of one of those recommendations that the bowl didn't implement -- and it was eight pages, single spaced," said Chris Madel, the attorney...
EFF Welcomes New Staff Attorney Hanni Fakhoury
EFF is very pleased to announce the newest staff attorney to join our legal team, Hanni Fakhoury . Hanni is an experienced criminal defense attorney, who will focus on the intersection of technology and criminal law and join our Coders' Rights Project , which protects programmers and developers engaged in technology innovation and research.
Attorney: Fiesta following recommendations to change
The attorney who conducted an internal investigation into the campaign contributions scandal at the Fiesta Bowl said Wednesday the committee that operates the game is closely following his recommendations to change its operations.
Attorney: Fiesta Bowl following recommendations
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The attorney who conducted an internal investigation into the campaign contributions scandal at the Fiesta Bowl said Wednesday the committee that operates the game is closely following his recommendations to change its operations.
Attorney general to discuss Kwame Kilpatrick ex-aide accused of looting Manoogian fund
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has scheduled a press conference for 1:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss a former Kwame Kilpatrick aide accused of looting about $25,000 from the nonprofit Manoogian Mansion Restoration Society.
Attorney accused of evidence tampering in MWC murders
MIDWEST CITY, Okla. -- New details are emerging into the investigation surrounding the murders of a Midwest City couple. Just-released court documents show authorities seized a computer following a jailhouse conversation between one of the teenage suspects and his attorney.
Attorney defends man charged in attack at North Topeka apartment
The attorney for a man charged with second-degree murder and other crimes in an attack at a North Topeka apartment last month issued a statement today defending her client.
Attorney general will look at documents in all 83 counties during fraud investigation
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is contacting all of Michigan's 83 counties' Registers of Deeds as part of a broader look at how many fraudulent Assignments of Mortgages may be filed in the state.
Former Lead Attorney Wishes Blago Good Luck
The lead attorney at Rod Blagojevich's first trial showed up just before proceedings to wish Blago good luck as jury selection continues.
Lawyer accused of hunter's death admits to retail theft
READING – Before a prominent Montgomery County lawyer stands trial for his alleged role in the shooting death of a Bucks County hunter, he admitted to being a retail thief.
Lawyer: Hunt Club to reopen
The lawyer representing Remington's Hunt Club said a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge issued an order this afternoon that allows the nightclub to reopen.
Florida Attorney Sues Strip Club After Spending $19K
An attorney who specializes in drunken-driving offenses is suing a Florida strip club, claiming it got him so drunk he spent almost $19,000 on his credit card, Courthousenews.com reports.
Lawyer: Lidle Not to Blame for Crash
Former New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, who died when the plane he was piloting crashed into a building on the Upper East Side in 2006, was not to blame for the accident because the flight controls "were jammed," a lawyer representing the family in a wrong-death lawsuit said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Lidle Not to Blame for Crash
Former New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle, who died when the plane he was piloting crashed into a building on the Upper East Side in 2006, was not to blame for the accident because the flight controls "were jammed," a lawyer representing the family in a wrong-death lawsuit said Wednesday.
Attorney gets probation for smuggling drugs to jailed fiance
Pontiac— A Farmington Hills attorney who smuggled drugs into the Oakland County Jail for her fiance was sentenced today to 18 months probation and told to have no contact with the man during that time.
Attorney general visits Anderson to promote Drug Take-Back Day
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller visited the Anderson Police Department on Wednesday to promote the second National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.
Attorney general says nothing amiss with rising gas costs
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said he has received numerous complaints about the recent spike in gas prices, which went from a little under $4 per gallon early Monday afternoon to about $4.17 per gallon that evening.
Lawsuit has broad implications for fracking across continent, lawyer says
The lawyer leading a $33 million lawsuit against energy company Encana, the Alberta government and the province's energy regulator says the case speaks to broader environmental concerns across North America about fracking.
Lawyer: Some One Piece Downloaders Settle Out of Court
Funimation counsel Evan Stone responds about negotiations, criticism
Kissel will not appeal HK "milkshake murder" conviction: lawyer
An American woman convicted of murder by a Hong Kong jury last month will not appeal the ruling, her lawyer said on Thursday, likely bringing to a close the long-running case over the killing of her Merrill Lynch banker husband in 2003.
Attorney General Brings Awareness to Sexual Violence Against Children
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli hosted an event to bring awareness to the issue of sexual violence against children and to bring together abuse prevention advocates, service providers, and law enforcement professionals to share information and hear from experts about building a community response to childhood sexual assault.
Attorney: Mother accused of helping cover up U student's death was unaware of alleged crime
Diane Bakdash is a loving mother struggling with the heartbreak of an adult son plagued by alcohol problems, but she is not a criminal, her defense attorney told a judge Wednesday.
Guantánamo Detainee's Lawyer Seeks a Voice on WikiLeaks Documents
WASHINGTON -- A lawyer for a Pakistani prisoner at Guantánamo Bay went to court on Wednesday for permission to read and discuss publicly classified government documents about his client that were obtained by WikiLeaks and published by The New York Times and other publications this week.
2 Russians Guilty of Killing Rights Lawyer and Journalist
A jury found that the ideologically driven defendants considered the victims enemies of Russia.
Jacob Berlinghoff's attorney wants case reconsidered
The Redding defense attorney representing Jacob Daniel Berlinghoff wants to sit down with District Attorney Stephen Carlton in an attempt to have the felony case against his client reconsidered.
Farmington Hills attorney sentenced for smuggling pills into jail
Pontiac — A Farmington Hills attorney who smuggled drugs into the Oakland County Jail for her fiance was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months' probation and told to have no contact with the man during that time.
Teens earmarked as sexual predators: lawyer
A lawyer says sex offender laws are jeopardising the lives of young South Australians who are convicted of underage sex.
Lawyer blames plane designer for crash that killed Lidle
A lawyer has told a jury that New York Yankees pitcher Cory Lidle would still be alive if the steering mechanism in a small airplane he was flying in October 2006 had not failed, causing him to crash into a Manhattan building.
Lawyer charged in hunter's death pleads to shoplifting
READING — While a prominent Montgomery County lawyer awaits trial for his alleged role in the shooting death of a Bucks County hunter, he has admitted to a Berks County judge that he's a shoplifter.