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Montco D.A. Ferman's funds raise talk of run for Pa. attorney general
Despite what appears to be a straight shot to a second term in office, Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman hasn't eased up on her fund-raising.
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.
Deputy County Attorney Fired
The Santa Cruz County Attorney has fired his chief civil deputy for undisclosed reasons.
Lawyer: Frenchwoman likely to file suit against Strauss-Kahn over alleged 2002 sexual assault
PARIS - The lawyer for a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by Dominique Strauss-Kahn nine years ago says she wants to file a legal complaint against the International Monetary Fund chief.
Attorney: Pangburn needs mayor after resignation
Pangburn's city attorney says the city council can't force a mayor who resigned to serve in the office.
Attorney in rape case files massive appeals brief
The attorney whose closing arguments in a 2010 rape trial lasted more than seven hours has now submitted a comparably gargantuan appeal brief.
Lawyer tribunal finding quashed
A new hearing is ordered into claims that a leading solicitor victimised a partner at his law firm.
Attorney: Pangburn needs mayor after resignation
Pangburn's city attorney says the city council can't force a mayor who resigned to serve in the office.
Lawyer serving the poor, marginalized endorsed for Ombudsman post
A lawyer engaged in the “service of the poor” was endorsed on Monday by some 20 individuals and organizations advocating the rights of the society's marginalized groups as the next Ombudsman, to fill in the vacancy left by resigned Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez.
Lawyer: IMF leader to deny sex assault
Paris— The arrest in New York of one of France's leading global figures and a possible next president, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, on suspicion of attempted rape produced a mix of shock, outrage, disbelief and embarrassment in France on Sunday.
Lawyer: WR Edwards' DWI case appears 'headed for trial'
The attorney for Braylon Edwards says the New York Jets star is "headed for trial," at least for now, in his New York City DWI case.
Lawyer: NY Jets' Edwards headed toward trial
New York Jets star Braylon Edwards is headed for trial in his DWI case, but his attorney said Monday that "we're always talking about possible resolutions."
Lawyer: NY Jets WR Edwards headed toward DWI trial, but ‘possible resolutions’ discussed
NEW YORK — New York Jets star Braylon Edwards is headed for trial in his DWI case, but his attorney said Monday that “we’re always talking about possible resolutions.” The attorney, Peter Frankel, appeared in a Manhattan courtroom for a pretrial hearing and spoke outside court. Edwards was excused from the hearing. He and some of his teammates were attending quarterback Mark Sanchez’s so-called ...
Lawyer: New York Jets' wide receiver Braylon Edwards headed toward DWI trial
NEW YORK, N.Y. - New York Jets star Braylon Edwards is headed for trial in his DWI case, but his lawyer said Monday that "we're always talking about possible resolutions."
Lawyer: Edwards headed for trial
The attorney for Braylon Edwards says the New York Jets star is "headed for trial," at least for now, in his New York City DWI case.
Attorney arrested after fight
LEXINGTON, Ky. - 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.
Kentucky Attorney General says customers suffer due to Marathon's greed
Jack Conway accuses Marathon Oil of price gouging drivers in a time of crisis.
Tooele County Attorney finds human body parts on family ranch
Tooele County Attorney finds human body parts on family ranch By Sheena mcfarland The Salt Lake Tribune Published May 16, 2011 10:32AM MDT Doug Hogan was spending a typical Sunday afternoon checking on his family’s land. The water in the Hickman Canyon drainage ditch was flowing alright through the thousands of acres of range land his family owns, but he knew he had trouble up higher. Hogan, who ...
ICC lawyer seeks warrants for Gadhafi, son
THE HAGUE, Netherlands, May 16 (UPI) -- The International Criminal Court top prosecutor requested arrest warrants for Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, son Saif, and the Libyan intelligence chief Monday.
Lawyer for 'rape cop' Franklin Mata says there was no clear forensic evidence
The alleged victim of the so-called "rape cops" embellished her story to cash in with a civil suit, a lawyer for one of the cops said today. In his closing statement, Edward Mandery said despite prosecutors' contentions to the contrary, Officer Franklin Mata did not act as a lookout while...
Ky. attorney general takes Marathon to court over alleged price gouging
(WHAS11) - Kentucky's attorney general is taking Marathon Petroleum to court, accusing the oil giant of price gouging. If a judge sides with the attorney general, we could see a drop in prices soon.   Both sides showed up Monday ready to argue their case.  The attorney general accusing Marathon of price gouging but Marathon says this is all about timing. There's no emergency in this case, except ...
Lawyer in NYPD rape trial: Accuser's memory wrong
The attorney for a New York City police officer charged in the rape of a woman he was called to help says there's no forensic evidence that a crime occurred.
Lawyer at 2 NYPD officers’ rape trial says there’s no forensic evidence that a crime occurred
NEW YORK — The attorney for a New York City police officer charged in the rape of a woman he was called to help says there’s no forensic evidence that a crime occurred. Attorney Edward Mandery said in closing arguments Monday that the accuser’s memory of the December 2008 encounter was faulty. Mandery represents Officer Franklin Mata. Read full article >>
Lawyer: NYPD Rape Accuser's Memory Wrong
The attorney for a police officer accused of rape says there's no forensic evidence that a crime occurred.
Lawyer wants Jatuporn let out of jail to file candidacy
A lawyer of detained red-shirt leader Jatuporn Promphan will ask the court to allow his client to leave the prison to file his candidacy for the race for the House of Representatives.
Lawyer in NYPD rape trial: Accuser's memory wrong
The attorney for a New York City police officer charged in the rape of a woman he was called to help says there's no forensic evidence that a crime occurred.
Massachusetts' AG probing University of Phoenix for alleged deceptive tactics
Massachusetts' Attorney General is investigating if University of Phoenix used unfair or deceptive tactics to recruit students or in connection with financial aid, the school's Phoenix-based parent company disclosed in a regulatory filing on Monday.
Rape cop lawyer calls alleged victim 'gold-digger'
The lawyer for a Manhattan cop charged with standing lookout while his partner allegedly raped a woman told jurors Monday that the accuser is a gold-digger.
Attorney: Client Accused Was Not At Scene Of AH Murder
The attorney for one of the four men accused of killing an Arlington Hts. resident last month is saying his client was in Chicago when the alleged murder happened.
Detroit lawyer: Ex-cop monitor stalling repayment
Sheryl Robinson Wood - ousted as Detroit's police reform monitor because of a secret affair with Kwame Kilpatrick - and her former employers can't hang onto $10 million in fees by blaming each other or the former mayor, city attorneys argues in legal papers filed this morning federal court.
U.S. attorney oversees suspected terrorism case, historic Kilpatrick indictment with ease
A man suspected of trying to blow up a plane with a bomb in his underwear. A former mayor accused of turning city hall into a mob-like racket. And a man facing the death penalty. Pretty hairy for her first year on the job. But U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade took it all in stride, finishing the year with one of the biggest indictments in Detroit history: busting the alleged Kilpatrick Enterprise.
Kwame, other former Detroit politicos lawyer up
The political class in Detroit gets top-shelf legal representation.
The battle has just begun, says Strauss-Kahn lawyer
The lawyer for Dominique Strauss-Kahn claims the sexual assault charges against his client are "very defensible" after a New York court remands the IMF chief in custody.
Attorney says Fla. imam will fight charges of support for Pakistani terrorists
MIAMI — The defense attorney for an elderly Miami imam charged with supporting Pakistani terrorists is asking that people not prejudge the Muslim cleric. Attorney Khurrum Wahid said 76-year-old Hafiz Muhammed Sher Ali Khan will plead not guilty to charges of providing material support to the Pakistani Taliban. Khan and one of his sons, 24-year-old Izhar Khan, appeared in court Monday for the ...
Attorney says US imam will fight charges of support for Pakistani terrorists
MIAMI - The defence attorney for an elderly Miami imam charged with supporting Pakistani terrorists is asking that people not prejudge the Muslim cleric.
Attorney says US imam will fight terror charges
An elderly Muslim cleric charged with supporting Pakistani terrorists will plead not guilty and should not be prejudged simply because of the seriousness of the case, his defense attorney said Monday.
Attorney says US imam will fight terror charges
An elderly Muslim cleric charged with supporting Pakistani terrorists will plead not guilty and should not be prejudged simply because of the seriousness of the case, his defense attorney said Monday.
Attorney: Imam will fight terror charges
The defense attorney for an elderly Miami imam charged with supporting Pakistani terrorists is asking that people not prejudge the Muslim cleric.
Attorney says US imam will fight charges of support for Pakistani terrorists
MIAMI - An elderly Muslim cleric charged with supporting Pakistani terrorists will plead not guilty and should not be prejudged simply because of the seriousness of the case, his defence attorney said Monday.
Attorney: Muslim accused of backing terrorism is ‘absolutely’ not guilty
The leader of a Miami mosque, wearing a traditional Muslim head covering, thick black-rimmed glasses and a long-flowing white beard, seemed bewildered in federal court Monday as he stood handcuffed before a magistrate judge on terrorism charges.
Lawyer in NYPD rape trial: Accuser's memory wrong
There was "not a single stitch of DNA evidence" that a drunken woman was raped by a police officer while his partner stood watch, a lawyer for the second officer told jurors in his closing argument Monday.
Attorney says Fla. imam will fight terror charges
An elderly Muslim cleric charged with supporting Pakistani terrorists will plead not guilty and should not be prejudged simply because of the seriousness of the case, his defense attorney said Monday.
Former district attorney dies
The Jackson County legal community remembered former District Attorney Dwight Duke Monday as a man of integrity with common sense approach.
Schultz withdraws from consideration for state’s attorney
Attorney Herb Schultz, one of seven applicants being considered for the interim Rock Island County state’s attorney appointment, has withdrawn his name.
Lawyer: NY Jets' Edwards headed toward trial
New York Jets star Braylon Edwards is headed for trial in his DWI case, but his attorney said Monday that "we're always talking about possible resolutions."
Lawyer guilty of fraud for overbilling public defender’s office
In an unusual proceeding Monday, a Dane County judge found a Madison lawyer guilty of felony theft by fraud for overbilling the State Public Defender’s Office for hundreds of hours of work he never performed.
Lawyer: Jets' Edwards headed toward trial
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Jets star Braylon Edwards is headed for trial in his DWI case, but his attorney said Monday that "we're always talking about possible resolutions."
Attorney in Bethlehem 2010 home invasion case wants Jeremiah Nieves' statement to police thrown out
Nieves was suffering the effects of a gunshot wound and under the influence of painkillers when questioned, his attorney says.
Canyon News - Attorney Sentenced In Sex Trial
WOODLAND HILLS—On May 13, a West Hollywood area attorney convicted of attempting to arrange sex with an alleged 13-year-old was sentenced to more than nine years in state prison.
Warren County's former county attorney faces drug charges
Bryan Tingle was charged Monday by the Iowa Attorney General in connection to a May 4 traffic stop in which methamphetamine was found in his possession, law enforcement officials said.