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District Attorney Julia Slater takes center stage
District Attorney Julia Slater paced before the jury in Michael Curry’s murder trial, wielding the ominous red bush ax that more than 25 years ago was used to slaughter Curry’s wife and kids.
Lawyer’s yacht borrowed to woo Heritage sponsor
On the job for just two weeks Gov. Nikki Haley sat down with two Cabinet directors and Lowcountry officials to set a priority for her new administration – find a sponsor for the Heritage Classic golf tournament in Hilton Head. INSIDE: What do you think about the role Haley has taken to woo a sponsor for the private event? Take our survey. Read the emails.
Attorney General Abbott charges distributors with unlawfully marketing dietary supplement as antibiotic
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott obtained a temporary restraining order Thursday against Georgia-based Multimex Distributions Inc. and Houston-based San Martin Distributing Inc. for unlawfully marketing and dispensing a dietary supplement.
Cromwell town attorney responds to internal report (with documents)
CROMWELL — The town attorney has responded to a report critical of him that recommended he be removed from his position.
Lawyer: IMF head charged over alleged attempted rape
Authorities charged the head of the International Monetary Fund early Sunday with criminal sexual act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment over an alleged incident in a New York hotel, his lawyer said.
Lawyer Says Strauss-Kahn to Plead Not Guilty
The lawyer representing IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was taken into custody on Saturday at John F Kennedy International Airport, said Strauss-Kahn "will plead not guilty."
Lawyer suspended by bar association
YAKIMA, Wash. -- A Yakima lawyer already punished for a previous offense was temporarily suspended Friday while the Washington State Bar Association investigates new complaints against him.
Head Strong: Can Murphy make history with run for Pennsylvania attorney general?
When former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, a Democrat, recently told me that he was running for state attorney general, I asked him what made him think he could break the GOP stranglehold on that office.
Strauss-Kahn lawyer says must remain calm over arrest
One of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's France-based lawyers said on Sunday that it was key to avoid a media frenzy over the sex assault charges against the IMF chief and wait for clarity on whether the allegations are true.
Lawyer: Accused veterinarian’s father part of the defense team
ALLENTOWN — Jeff Rapoport briefly made eye contact with his son after calling out his name following a preliminary hearing on Thursday.
Attorney General Accuses Marathon of Gas Price Gouging
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway today filed a motion for a temporary injunction in Franklin Circuit Court alleging that Marathon Petroleum Company illegally raised the wholesale price of gasoline and other motor fuels in markets across Kentucky during a time of emergency. The motion alleges that Marathon violated Kentucky’s price-gouging statute that was triggered when Gov. Steve Beshear ...
Dominique Strauss-Kahn lawyer cautions against rush to judgement as IMF chief arrested for alleged sex attack
A French lawyer for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the IMF, who was charged with attempted rape in New York, has cautioned against a rush to judgement against his client.
Head Strong: Can Murphy make history with run for Pennsylvania attorney general?
When former U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy, a Democrat, recently told me that he was running for state attorney general, I asked him what made him think he could break the GOP stranglehold on that office.
Lawyer determines Crimestoppers can vote
BARTOW -- When the besieged Heartland Crimestoppers board meets Tuesday, voting shouldn't be a problem.
Officer Moreno’s Attorney Attacks Accuser’s Credibility In Closing Argument
Thirteen jurors have spent the last two and a half months contemplating the guilt or innocence of NYPD officers Kenneth Moreno and Franklin Mata.
Lawyer: IMF chief denies sex assault on N.Y. maid
The leader of the International Monetary Fund and a possible candidate for president of France was arrested Sunday in the violent sexual assault of a hotel maid after being yanked from an airplane moments before it was to depart for Paris, police said.
Lawyer: IMF leader arrested in NYC denies trying to rape maid at Manhattan hotel
NEW YORK — The leader of the International Monetary Fund and a possible candidate for president of France was yanked from an airplane moments before it was to depart for Paris and arrested in the alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid, police said. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, 62, was arrested on charges of a criminal sex act, attempted rape and unlawful imprisonment. He had been taken off the Air ...
Lawyer: IMF chief denies sex-assault charges
The leader of the International Monetary Fund and a possible candidate for president of France was yanked from an airplane moments before it was to depart for Paris and arrested in the alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid, police said.
Lawyer: Both elections are null
A lawyer said the elections of the Saipan Little League Baseball, Inc. president are both void.
Lawyer: IMF Chief Denies NYC Hotel Sex-Assault Charges
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the head of the International Monetary Fund and a man considered a likely French presidential candidate, was taken into custody moments before his flight was to depart for Paris at a New York airport Saturday after a hotel maid said he tried to sexually assault her.
Mass. AG presses anti-human trafficking initiative
Attorney General Martha Coakley is pressing lawmakers on an initiative to crack down on human trafficking in Massachusetts.
Local attorney, former County Judge dies
Probate attorney and former North Central Texas Board of Regents Chairman and County Judge Russell Duncan was reportedly found dead in his home Friday.
Lawyer: IMF leader arrested in NYC denies trying to rape maid at Manhattan hotel
NEW YORK, N.Y. - The leader of the International Monetary Fund, a possible candidate for president of France, was yanked from an airplane moments before it was to depart for Paris and arrested in the alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid, police said.
Lawyer: IMF chief denies NYC sex-assault charges
The leader of the International Monetary Fund, a possible candidate for president of France, was yanked from an airplane moments before it was to depart for Paris and arrested in the alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid, police said.
Attorney: Garrido might not be competent enough for trial
Kidnapping suspect Phillip Garrido talks with his attorney, Susan Gellman after a Feb. 26 hearing at the El Dorado County Court in Placerville, Calif.
Strauss-Kahn lawyer famed for Michael Jackson, rapper
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Few criminal lawyers know their way around the New York legal system better than Benjamin Brafman, famed for helping celebrities in serious trouble and chosen by Dominique Strauss-Kahn to defend him on charges he attempted to rape a New York hotel maid.
Lawyer with terrorism-defense experience to represent imam
Attorney Khurrum Wahid confirmed he was hired to represent Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan, 76, who was arrested Saturday in a raid on his Miami mosque by dozens of federal agents and police.
Lawyer: IMF head denies N.Y. sex-assault charges
As official is accused of assaulting hotel maid, politicos in France question "smear campaign" against potential Sarkozy opponent
Lawyer laments non-extradition
A top official of Deutsche Bank in the Philippines, who is wanted by a Makati City court for syndicated estafa, was arrested in the United States last month but has been released because the Philippine government did not seek her extradition, a private lawyer said on Sunday.
Abortion confidentiality essential - lawyer
Christchurch lawyer Kathryn Dalziel says abortion confidentiality is vital for the health of young women.
Lawyer: IMF chief denies NYC sex-assault charges
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's reputation with women earned him the nickname "the great seducer," and not even an affair with a subordinate could knock the International Monetary Fund leader off a political path pointed in the direction of the French presidency. All that changed with charges that he sexually assaulted a maid in his hotel room, a case that generated shock and revulsion, especially in ...
Attorney-General defends withholding Rapke report
The Victorian Government has defended its decision not to publicly release a report that is critical of the state's chief prosecutor.
Lawyer: IMF chief denies NYC sex-assault charges
New York— The leader of the International Monetary Fund, a possible candidate for president of France, was yanked from an airplane moments before it was to depart for Paris and arrested in the alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid, police said.
Officer’s Lawyer Says Money Motivated Rape Accuser
The defense cited a $57 million lawsuit by an East Village woman who says a police officer, Franklin Mata, kept watch while his partner attacked her.
CLANZ In-house lawyer awards announced
CLANZ, the Corporate Lawyers Association of New Zealand, has announced the winners of its 2011 awards. CLANZ is a section of the New Zealand Law Society and represents over 2,300 New Zealand in-house lawyers who work inside corporate, government and not-for-profit enterprises.
Lawyer's thefts lead to prison
After a two-hour hearing that clearly aggravated the judge, the prosecutor and nearly every other attorney in the room, former attorney Daniel Serban was handcuffed and led off to begin a 5 1/2 -year prison sentence.
Kentucky attorney arrested after fight
Lexington attorney J. Scott Benton is free on bond after being charged with wanton endangerment following a fight that left a woman lying unconscious in the street.
Strauss-Kahn lawyer famed for defending Michael Jackson, P.Diddy
—Few criminal lawyers know their way around the New York legal system better than Benjamin Brafman, famed for helping celebrities in serious trouble and chosen by Dominique Strauss-Kahn to defend him on charges he attempted to rape a New York hotel maid.
Attorney-General defends withholding Rapke report
The Victorian Government has defended its decision not to publicly release a report that is critical of the state's chief prosecutor.
Police: Attorney Tries to Run Over Girlfriend
A Lexington attorney is free on bond after trying to run over his girlfriend in the street early Saturday morning.
Attorney General Bondi opposes cutting homeowners' mortgage principal
The attorney general of Florida — a state where almost half of all mortgaged homes are underwater — opposes efforts that would force the nation's five largest mortgage servicers to reduce the principal on loans owed by struggling U.S. homeowners.
Lawyer in Luisita case nominated for Ombudsman
MANILA, Philippines - Ateneo Law School professor and Alternative Law Groups (ALG) coordinator Marlon J. Manuel was nominated to the post of Ombudsman by former Commission on Elections (COMELEC) chairman Christian Monsod and former agrarian reform undersecretary Atty. Hector Soliman.
Lawyer: IMF chief says he's innocent
NEW YORK -- Dominique Strauss-Kahn's reputation with women earned him the nickname "the great seducer," and not even an affair with a subordinate could knock the International Monetary Fund leader off a political path pointed in the direction of the ...
Detained China artist allowed to see wife: lawyer
Chinese police have allowed detained artist Ai Weiwei to meet with his wife for the first time since the outspoken government critic was taken into custody in early April, a lawyer said Monday.
Attorney General Abbott charges distributors with unlawfully marketing dietary supplement as antibiotic
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott obtained a temporary restraining order Thursday against Georgia-based Multimex Distributions Inc. and Houston-based San Martin Distributing Inc. for unlawfully marketing and dispensing a dietary supplement.
Glenn Plummer -- Sued by a Guy Named Lawyer
Filed under: Glenn Plummer , Celebrity Justice "Showgirls" star Glenn Plummer got slapped with a lawsuit from a guy who should know a lot about courtroom action ... because his name is Lawyer Henderson .  According to a lawsuit filed in Georgia last week, Plummer screwed over Lawyer when, at the last minute, he dropped out of a movie Lawyer was making called "The Governor's Daughters."   Lawyer ...
Lexington attorney arrested after fight
A Lexington attorney is free on bond after being charged with wanton endangerment following a fight that left a woman lying unconscious in the street.
French woman may file Strauss assault complaint
A French lawyer has said his client is considering filing a legal complaint against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Impeachment lawyer joins race for Ombudsman
MANILA, Philippines - A public interest lawyer vying for the post of Ombudsman said his work in the botched impeachment trial of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez convinced him to vie for the position.
French woman may file Strauss-Kahn sex complaint
A French lawyer said on Monday his client was considering filing a legal complaint against IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn over an alleged sexual incident almost a decade ago.