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Attorney wants court to reconsider police ruling
An attorney says she'll ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that Indiana residents have no right to resist if police officers illegally enter their home.
Lawyer: Blago practiced politics as usual
CHICAGO, May 18 (UPI) -- His lawyer says former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was simply practicing politics as usual when he tried to swap official action for campaign cash.
NY attorney named ground zero fund administrator
The Justice Department appointed a well-known New York attorney Wednesday to run the fund that will be used to compensate ground zero workers who say they're suffering illnesses as a result of their work in the wreckage of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Council approves new City Attorney contract
The Hanford City Council unanimously approved a new 15-month contract with Griswold, LaSalle, Cobb, Dowd & Gin for city attorney services at its Tuesday meeting, increasing the budget ceiling to $350,000 from the existing annual cap of $250,000. The new contract is also retroactive to April 1.
Blagojevich attorney calls witness 'rich kid'
An attorney for Rod Blagojevich called one of the prosecution's witnesses a ''rich kid from California'' Wednesday morning during the former governor's corruption trial.
Alleged attack by IMF chief ‘destroyed her life,’ maid’s lawyer says
Lawyer for 32-year-old chambermaid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape says she had no idea the man was a famous French politician
Attorney who fought for social justice in Oak Park retires
With his rangy stature well over 6 feet, silver hair and slow, careful speech delivery, Ray Heise commanded attention whenever he spoke at Oak Park Village Hall. For nearly four decades as village attorney, Heise was the legal mind behind Oak Park’s evolution into the socially conscious community it is today. He will retire June 30. The announcement was released Friday morning. Heise wrote ...
Blagojevich lawyer attacks former chief of staff
A lawyer for Rod Blagojevich has begun his attack on the former governor's onetime chief of staff, painting witness Alonzo "Lon" Monk as a weasel who made money through his friendship with Blagojevich and then flipped as soon as the case came crashing down in 2008.
County attorney refutes misconduct rumors
A bitter divorce battle has escalated to accusations of official misconduct against Bandera County Attorney John Payne in what he has called an act of retaliation.
Lawyer: Cops taped man convicted of killing boy in DUI crash
The defense attorney for a man convicted of killing his girlfriend’s son in a drunken-driving accident claimed Wednesday that authorities have been taping Cecil Conner’s jailhouse conversations without letting his attorneys know.Jeff Tomczak said he plans to ask for a new trial for Conner based on the revelation of the taping, which he said he discovered this week.“This is a very significant ...
Eric Holder Names Class Action Lawyer To Run 9/11 Fund
This story has been updated to include an interview with John Feal.
Lawyer: Cops taped man convicted of killing Steger boy in DUI crash
The defense attorney for a Steger man convicted of killing his girlfriend’s son in a drunken-driving accident claimed Wednesday that authorities have been taping Cecil Conner’s jailhouse conversations without letting his attorneys know.Jeff Tomczak said he plans to ask for a new trial for Conner based on the revelation of the taping, which he said he discovered this week.“This is a very ...
Alamo rehires attorney
An evangelist convicted of taking young girls across state lines for sex rehired the attorney he fired earlier this week, according to court documents filed Wednesday.
Lawyer: Texas mom accused of killing son is suicidal
The Texas woman charged with killing her 6-year son in New Hampshire is going to be held without bail on a second degree murder charge pending another court hearing.
Lawyer wants new trial for man convicted of killing Steger boy in DUI crash
The defense attorney for a Steger man convicted of killing his girlfriend’s son in a drunken-driving accident said Wednesday that Cecil Conner deserves a new trial because authorities have been taping his phone conversations at the Will County Jail.Jeff Tomczak said prosecutors never disclosed the tape recordings to him during Conner’s trial process. “This is a very significant discovery ...
NYC maid's lawyer: Case vs. IMF chief not a setup
The maid came from one of the world's poorest countries to the U.S., working to support the teen daughter she raised alone. To her, the penthouse suite at the Sofitel Hotel was just another empty room to clean.
City Attorney tells 'extra' placement firms to stop collecting advance fees
LOS ANGELES - City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's office announced today that it sent letters to 14 firms that handle movie extras, telling executives to stop collecting up-front fees.
Local Attorney Investigated in Connection to Jailbreak
A longtime Rochester attorney is being investigated in connection to the escape of two men from the Monroe County Jail in late March, according to sources. Those sources say that Rudy LePore's office was searched by investigators; information that has been confirmed by his attorney.
Attorney wants Indiana high court to reconsider ruling on unlawful police entry
An attorney says she'll ask the state Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that Indiana residents have no right to resist if police officers illegally enter their homes.
Dion defense attorney attacks state's murder evidence
Kenneth Dion's defense attorney said today in his opening statement that Dion and Bonnie Craig, whom Dion is accused of raping and killing, had consensual sex elsewhere and that Craig later fell down a cliff to her death.
"Gossip Queen" and cash stash at New York traders' trial
A defense lawyer channeling Donald Trump, an informant dubbed "Gossip Queen" and a secret stash of cash.
Lawyer: State hid Steger DUI defendant jail tapes
The lawyer for a Steger man convicted of a drunk-driving crash that killed his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son is seeking a new trial, saying prosecutors violated the law and a court order when they failed to disclose that his client’s jailhouse phone conversations were recorded.
NCAA lawyer Gene Marsh: Michigan was a pleasure to work with
Gene Marsh, the lawyer who helped Michigan in its case with the NCAA last year, is now in the same role with Ohio State.
Attorney General speaks about Freedom of Information Act
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel and representatives from the Arkansas Press Association have hit the road to discuss the facts of Freedom of Information with Arkansans.
Attorney General Mike DeWine avoids subpoena, federal judge hears arguments
A group of Cleveland doctors is suing to overturn a 1978 law that makes accepting contributions from Medicaid providers a first-degree misdemeanor for those running for attorney general or county prosecutor.
NCAA lawyer Gene Marsh: Michigan was a pleasure to work with
Gene Marsh, the lawyer who helped Michigan in its case with the NCAA last year, is now in the same role with Ohio State.
Strauss-Kahn’s Accuser Testifying Before Grand Jury, Lawyer Says
As Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s lawyers try to get him out of Rikers Island, the lawyer for the maid who accused him of sexual assault said she would testify on Wednesday.
NY attorney named ground zero fund administrator
A prominent New York attorney known as the "Queen of Torts" for her courtroom defense of some of the country's top companies is tackling a vastly different job — running the $2.78 billion fund to compensate ground zero workers and others who say they were sickened by the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attack wreckage.
Rochester Attorney Investigated in Jail Break
Did a Rochester attorney have a role in the escape of two Monroe County inmates?
Lawyer pleads guilty in major fraud case
A lawyer who advised executives at a Fort Lauderdale company on the sale of life insurance policies held by AIDS patients pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge — a turning point in one of Florida’s biggest fraud prosecutions.
NY lawyer tapped to head 9/11 health fund
The feds Wednesday picked a New York lawyer to run the $2.7 billion fund to compensate 9/11 rescuers and workers sickened by their time at Ground Zero.
Attorney in terror trial defended Bin Laden's driver
In this Intelligence Report: The terror suspect's lawyer who made a name for himself defending Bin Laden's chauffeur.
Lawyer helped victims of investor fraud
When Maitland attorney William "Bill" Rishoi got involved in a case of investor fraud, he aggressively sought out funds to return to people who had invested their money.
Attorney General Warns Businesses To Beware Of Yellow Pages Scam
Get Business Mobile Text Alerts : Text BIZ To 37798 Attorney General George Jepsen is advising businesses to beware of offers of free Yellow Pages ads being made over the phone.
Attorney receives probation, fine in federal sentencing
Attorney Chris Meek on Wednesday was sentenced to two years probation and assessed a $2,000 fine in U.S. District Court, Wichita.
House Passes 'Bysiewicz Bill' Easing Requirement To Run For Attorney General
A sharply divided state House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday night that would ease the legal qualifications to serve as Connecticut attorney general, a reaction to last year's Supreme Court disqualification of Democrat Susan Bysiewicz as a candidate for that office.
House Passes 'Bysiewicz Bill' Easing Requirement To Run For Attorney General
A sharply divided state House of Representatives approved a bill Wednesday night that would ease the legal qualifications to serve as Connecticut attorney general, a reaction to last year's Supreme Court disqualification of Democrat Susan Bysiewicz as a candidate for that office.
Conner attorney wants new trial
The defense attorney for a Steger man convicted of killing his girlfriend’s son in a drunken driving accident wants a new trial for his client on grounds that authorities have taped his phone conversations at the Will County Jail.Attorney Jeff Tomczak said prosecutors never disclosed the recordings of phone calls to him during Cecil Conner’s trial process. “This is a very significant discovery ...
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Postmus' attorney urges San Bernardino County to drop civil lawsuit against ex-assessor, others
An attorney for former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus said the county should drop its civil lawsuit against Postmus and other former Assessor's Office executives to spare taxpayers the burden of legal costs.
Parker County torture suspect given 20 days to find attorney
Jeffrey Maxwell has insisted that he can't afford an attorney despite having almost $200,000 in assets.
Attorney general rightly balked at mortgage mandateorlando sentinel editorial
It might be a political mistake for Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi to oppose the notion of forcing big banks to reduce the mortgage burden on struggling homeowners. Some 2 million Floridian mortgage holders are “under water” -- they owe more than their homes are worth -- and the proposal Bondi opposes might bring many of them relief.
County attorney resigns in lieu of firing
LAWRENCEVILLE — Long-time Gwinnett County Attorney Karen Thomas has resigned in lieu of termination, documents show.
Detroit's chief lawyer, Sharon McPhail ordered to keep emails in stripper suit
Detroit — The city's top lawyer and Sharon McPhail, the ex-councilwoman and former general counsel to Kwame Kilpatrick, were given a copy of a federal judge's order to preserve evidence related to the Tamara "Strawberry" Greene lawsuit, according to federal court records.
Postmus' attorney urges San Bernardino County to drop civil lawsuit against ex-assessor, others
An attorney for former San Bernardino County Assessor Bill Postmus said the county should drop its civil lawsuit against Postmus and other former Assessor's Office executives to spare taxpayers the burden of legal costs.
Attorney had soft heart for people
Attorney Bob Milia spent decades working civil litigation cases because he had compassion for others facing challenges.
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.
Massport lawyer to lead agency for now
The chief legal counsel for the Massachusetts Port Authority board was named interim chief executive and executive director of Massport yesterday. David S. Mackey, 54, has led Massport through legal issues regarding runway development, airport security, the 9/11 investigations, the transfer of the Tobin Bridge to the state Department of Transportation, and Massport’s acquisition of Worcester ...
Hastings attorney to be new judge in 10th Judicial District
A Hastings attorney and former deputy Hall County attorney has been named a county judge for the 10th Judicial District of Nebraska.
Attorney disbarred; money for nonprofits misappropriated
Hendersonville lawyer D. Samuel Neill was disbarred Monday when a Wake County Superior Court judge signed an order finding that Neill misappropriated entrusted funds.