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Lohan's Attorney May End Case With Plea Deal
Necklace theft case returns to court today with starlet absent.
Lawyer known for his ethics
By Robert Palmer Staff Writer One of the Shoals’ most prominent and influential lawyers passed away Sunday. Frank V. Potts, 96, is remembered as a powerful political figure during the George Wallace era and as an uncompromisingly ethical lawyer.
Everett attorney allegedly stabbed by client during trial
EVERETT -- An Everett attorney wasn't seriously hurt after being attacked by his client during a hearing at the Snohomish County courthouse Monday. Defense attorney Thomas Cox declined to comment Monday because the alleged attacker still is his client.
Demjanjuk attorney: Client never served as guard
John Demjanjuk's attorney says his client never served as a Nazi death camp guard — but other former POWs who agreed to work for the SS had no choice but to follow orders.
Demjanjuk attorney: Client never served as Nazi death camp guard; should be acquitted
MUNICH — John Demjanjuk’s attorney says his client never served as a Nazi death camp guard — but other former POWs who agreed to work for the SS had no choice but to follow orders. The 91-year-old retired Ohio autoworker is charged with 28,060 counts of accessory to murder on accusations he agreed to serve as a guard at the Sobibor camp after being captured by the Nazis. Ulrich Busch told the ...
Lawyer: Iran court fails to resume espionage trial for 3 Americans
TEHRAN, Iran — The Iranian lawyer for three Americans charged with espionage says judicial authorities have not resumed their trial as planned. Masoud Shafiei says that two jailed Americans — Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal — were not brought into court Wednesday. Shafiei says Iranian officials gave no immediate explanation. Bauer and Fattal have been held since July 2009 after being taken into ...
Iran trial of US hikers postponed: lawyer
The Tehran trial of three American hikers charged with spying was postponed on Wednesday because the two still in custody were not brought from prison, their lawyer and other sources said.
Lawyer: Iran postpones trial of 3 Americans accused of spying
The lawyer for three Americans accused of spying for allegedly crossing the border into Iran says the trial has been postponed.
Onalaska lawyer, musician killed in Minnesota crash
An Onalaska lawyer died Monday after rolling his car into a water-filled ditch on Hwy. 16 near Rushford, Minn.
Lawyer asks for $10M in desegregation case
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) - The attorney who filed the original desegregation lawsuit against the St. Landry Parish School Board in 1965 is seeking nearly $10 million in legal fees for his work on the case over the past 46 years.
Lawyer: Trial for American Hikers Held in Iran Postponed
The Iranian lawyer for three Americans charged with espionage says judicial authorities have not resumed their trial as planned.
Lawyer: Trial for Iranian Hikers Delayed
Iranian lawyer for Americans charged with espionage says trial has not resumed.
Kane County State’s Attorney Won’t Represent Coroner In Suit
The Kane County State's Attorney's office will not represent Coroner Chuck West in the civil suit filed against him Monday by his chief deputy.
Lawyer: Iran spy trial for 3 Americans not held
Iranian authorities postponed the long-awaited espionage trial of three Americans on Wednesday, their lawyer said. Two of the accused, still jailed in Tehran, did not appear in court as expected and the authorities gave no explanation.
Lawyer: Iranian Trial For U.S. Hikers Posponed
TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian authorities postponed the long-awaited espionage trial of three Americans on Wednesday, their lawyer said. Two of the accused, still jailed in Tehran, did not appear in court as expected and the authorities gave no explanation.
Gentry's trial attorney claims withheld evidence could have been "game-changer"
Darlene Gentry’s attorney said that evidence reportedly withheld from him could have been a “game-changer” in terms of his trial preparation and strategy.
Lawyer: Iran spy trial for three UC Berkeley grads not held
Two of the accused, still jailed in Tehran, did not appear in court as expected, and the authorities gave no explanation.
Attorney: Airlines owe Muslims an apology
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An attorney said Tuesday that some Muslim religious leaders wearing traditional Arab garb were humiliated and embarrassed when they were wrongly kicked off two commercial flights as they sought to travel to a national conference.
Attorney Berenzweig Interview on Rajaratnam Trial
May 11 (Bloomberg) -- Seth Berenzweig, managing partner at Berenzweig Leonard, talks about the verdict in the insider-trading trial of Galleon Group LLC co-founder Raj Rajaratnam.
Tampa's former attorney lands job with law firm
The city's former attorney has landed a job with the GrayRobinson law firm.
Attorney Levine says he will take over Julie Schenecker defense
By Jack Nicas, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, May 11, 2011 TAMPA — Longtime local attorney Arnold Levine said he will represent Julie Schenecker, the Tampa Palms mom charged with killing her two children, in her upcoming murder trial. Levine said he will also defend Schenecker in the wrongful-death suit her husband filed against her Monday. Levine said he, Schenecker and her divorce attorney had ...
Demjanjuk attorney: Client never served as guard
John Demjanjuk's attorney in his final closing remarks Wednesday accused Germany of trying to minimize its own guilt for the Holocaust by prosecuting foreigners like his client, who is accused of being a Nazi death camp guard.
Attorney Arnold Levine says he will take over Julie Schenecker's defense
By Jack Nicas, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, May 11, 2011 TAMPA — Longtime local attorney Arnold Levine said he will represent Julie Schenecker, the Tampa Palms mother charged with killing her two children, in her upcoming murder trial. Levine said he will also defend Schenecker in the wrongful-death suit her husband filed against her Monday. Levine said he, Schenecker and her divorce attorney ...
Attorney: No Conflict Of Interest In Mayor's Spouse's Rent Subsidies
The contracts that Mayor Pedro Segarra's spouse, Charlie Ortiz, has with the city's Public Housing Authority do not create a conflict of interest for the mayor and don't violate the city's code of ethics, an attorney hired to investigate the matter said.
Attorney to argue Fantasy Springs Resort Casino security illegally searched man
A defense attorney is expected to argue today that a local casino violated his client's Fourth Amendment rights when security officers searched the man and found him to be in possession of an illegal drug.
Lawyer Sues Legal Blog for $50M Over Rape Story
Getting publicly accused of committing rape is bad enough. Getting publicly accused of committing mu
Lawyer enters no contest plea for Lohan
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer has entered a no-contest plea on behalf of the actress.
Facebook bans Mark Zuckerberg, the attorney, not the founder
An attorney in Indianapolis is Facebook-free after being banned from the social network for sharing the name of its founder, Mark Zuckerberg. The lawyer's Facebook woes are already well-documented, and in order to obtain his own social network page he …
Attorney: Panthers' Beason was mad, but never struck man
The attorney representing a man suing Carolina Panthers’ linebacker Jon Beason told a jury today that the NFL player had "failed to take responsibility for his actions" and owes his client for an alleged assault in a Charlotte strip club 18 months ago.
Lawyer enters no contest plea for Lindsay Lohan in theft
Star will only serve a fraction of her 120-day jail sentence
Chai Center's attorney responds to opponents
Opponents issued statement at April 20 meeting
Lawyer enters no contest plea for Lohan in theft
A lawyer entered a no contest plea Wednesday for Lindsay Lohan in the theft of a necklace, setting the stage for a summer of confinement, counseling and community service.
Glaxo lawyer is acquitted of federal charges
A federal judge in Maryland has acquitted a former lawyer for GlaxoSmithKline who was charged by federal prosecutors with obstructing justice and making false claims about the company's marketing efforts.
Attorney list down to five
The Osceola County Commission Monday shortened its list for a potential new county attorney to five, following closing of the application period Friday.
Facebook reportedly disables account of attorney Mark S. Zuckerberg
Mark S. Zuckerberg, an Indianapolis bankruptcy attorney, might not consider Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to be a friend. That's because the world's largest social networking website has shut down the lawyer's personal Facebook account. The attorney told WishTV in Indianapolis that Facebook recently removed his personal page because they thought he was lying about his name, a problem he's run ...
Lawyer enters no contest plea for Lohan in theft
A lawyer entered a no contest plea Wednesday for Lindsay Lohan in the theft of a necklace, setting the stage for a summer of confinement, counseling and community service.
Lawyer enters no contest plea for Lindsay Lohan in theft
LOS ANGELES – A lawyer entered a no contest plea Wednesday for Lindsay Lohan in the theft of a necklace, setting the stage for a summer of confinement, counseling and community service.
Lawyer says civil suit on Md. robocalls could interfere with criminal probes
A lawyer for political operative Julius Henson is seeking to halt a civil suit stemming from tens of thousands of anonymous election-night robocalls in Maryland — a sign that criminal probes into the matter are continuing. In a legal motion filed Wednesday, Henson’s lawyer, Edward Smith Jr., asks for as stay in the suit filed in federal court by Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler ...
Lawyer enters no contest for Lohan in theft
A lawyer entered a no contest plea Wednesday for Lindsay Lohan in the theft of a necklace, setting the stage for a summer of confinement, counseling and community service.
Facebook shuts out attorney who has the same name as website founder Mark Zuckerberg
Indianapolis bankruptcy attorney Mark S. Zuckerberg said Facebook closed his personal account because it thought he was lying about his name, even though he supplied proof when he signed up for Facebook two years ago. Indianapolis bankruptcy attorney Mark S. Zuckerberg might not consider Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to be a friend.
Local lawyer charged with tax fraud, oxycodone conspiracy
Federal authorities charged a local lawyer today with tax fraud and a conspiracy to illegally distribute the pain medication oxycodone.
Local lawyer charged with tax fraud, oxycodone conspiracy
Federal authorities charged a local lawyer today with tax fraud and a conspiracy to illegally distribute the pain medication oxycodone.
Attorney Sues For Murrah Bombing Videos
A Utah attorney is suing the federal government to release never-before-seen videos of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
Lawyer Arnold Levine says he will take over Julie Schenecker's defense
By Jack Nicas, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, May 11, 2011 TAMPA — In January, when Julie Schenecker was charged with murdering her two children, the case fell to one public defender. It was simple: State of Florida vs. Schenecker . Four months later, seven attorneys hover around the looming murder trial, a divorce and a wrongful death lawsuit. At stake? A $1.2 million estate and possibly ...
Umatilla County District Attorney Gushwa settles criminal misconduct case by justice department
Umatilla County District Attorney Dean Gushwa agreed to quit after Baker County Circuit Court Judge Gregory Baxter determined that he used his government job to get a $6 discount on a hotel bill even though he was not serving in an official capacity at the time.
D.C. attorney general investigating gas station owner
The District’s attorney general said Wednesday that his office is investigating the city’s largest owner of gas stations for potential antitrust violations. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan said that his office is looking into allegations that Capitol Petroleum Group was engaging in practices that could be leading to inflated pump prices. “Everyone knows that gasoline prices are high,” Nathan ...
Utah County attorney wants Slate Canyon information
Sgt. Richard C. Hales, of the Utah County Attorney's Office, has asked the Provo Municipal Council to turn over protected information from a closed-door meeting held Oct. 13, 2009, concerning Slate Ca
Lawyer: Party-game fatal punch was consensual
Cellphone recorded what defense attorney calls 'freak accident' At a Crest Hill party last fall to celebrate the life of a person who had committed suicide, Jimmy Mounts announced a party game — $5 to anyone who would let Tiffany Startz punch them in the face.
Utah County attorney seeks Provo records on Slate Canyon meeting
Utah County attorney seeks Provo records on Slate Canyon meeting By Donald W. Meyers The Salt Lake Tribune Published May 11, 2011 07:57PM MDT Provo • The Utah County Attorney’s Office is seeking records of a Municipal Council meeting where Councilman Steve Turley’s plans for Slate Canyon were discussed. The Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) request seeks audio recordings ...
Lawyer: Party-game fatal punch was consensual
Cellphone recorded what defense attorney calls 'freak accident' At a Crest Hill party last fall to celebrate the life of a person who had committed suicide, Jimmy Mounts announced a party game — $5 to anyone who would let Tiffany Startz punch them in the face.