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Attorney sues Lodi businesses over ADA
Paul Taormina, owner of Paul's Safe/Lock & Key, plans to install an entry ramp and handicapped parking space at his business at Church and Lockeford streets.
Deputy district attorney James Van Akkeren to retire
Sheboygan County District Attorney Joe DeCecco announced Wednesday that Deputy District Attorney James Van Akkeren will retire on June 3, after 28 years as a public employee.
Former FdL attorney seeks reinstatement to practice law
A former attorney is applying for reinstatement to practice law following suspensions that were imposed in 2005 and in 2009.
Oswego County GOP committee to nominate a district attorney candidate tonight
The candidates are Mary Felasco, Stephen Greene Jr. and Gregory Oakes.
Iran lawyer asks to meet US hikers on 'hunger strike'
The lawyer of detained US hikers in Iran told AFP on Thursday that he has sought judiciary permission to meet his clients after their family raised concerns the two men could be on a hunger strike.
Attorney: Outright Ban On Circumcision Goes Too Far
An attorney who succeeded in keeping a local boy from being circumcised now says an outright ban on the practice would be going too far.
Attorney for WFU basketball players implicated in sexual assault allegations says players are devastated
Former Wake Forest University basketball players Gary Clark and Jeff Teague are reeling from the resurfacing of a 2009 sexual assault allegation that they thought was resolved when no criminal charges were filed, their attorney said Wednesday.
Lawyer for Accused Bellagio Bandit Arguing Bail
The lawyer for a 29-year-old man jailed and awaiting trial on charges he held up two Sin City casinos while disguised in a motorcycle helmet plans to ask a Las Vegas judge to reduce his bail.
Attorney General: Mother Killed Boy In NH
A 6-year-old boy who was found dead on the side of a remote road in Maine was killed in New Hampshire the same day he was found, the New Hampshire attorney general's office said.
Shriver Hires Divorce Lawyer As New Details Emerge About Affair
Maria Shriver has reportedly hired a divorce lawyer while birth records show that her youngest son with Arnold Schwarzenegger and her husband's love child were born less than a week apart.
Attorney: McCrery Wants ‘To Be In Heaven With Son’
A mother from Texas is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in connection with the murder of her 6-year-old son in New Hampshire.
Casey Anthony's attorney: 'Private matter' caused halt to jury selection
The lead attorney for the Casey Anthony defense team told Local 6 News that a private matter forced the abrupt end to Day 9 of jury selection.
Attorney honored during Savannah Bar Law Day celebration
Savannah attorney Wade Herring has been awarded the Savannah Bar Association’s Robbie Robinson Award as part of the bar’s annual Law Day celebration. Herring, a 1983 graduate of the University of Georgia law school, moved to Savannah in 1985 and joined the Hunter/Maclean law firm where he remains as a partner. Among his community-service work is his long-standing affiliation with the Chatham ...
Casey Anthony's attorney: 'Private matter' caused halt to jury selection
The lead attorney for the Casey Anthony defense team told Local 6 News that a private matter forced the abrupt end to Day 9 of jury selection.
Lawyer: McCrery is suicidal
CONCORD, Mass. (AP) -- The lawyer for a Texas woman accused of killing her 6-year-old son and leaving his body on a dirt road in Maine says his client is suicidal.
Lawyer: Court order needed for Unabomber's DNA
A lawyer for Theodore Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber, says the FBI will have to get a court order to obtain DNA samples for its investigation of the 1982 Tylenol poisonings in the Chicago area that killed seven people.
Lawyer: FBI needs court order for Unabomber's DNA in Tylenol probe
A lawyer for Theodore Kaczynski, known as the Unabomber, says the FBI will have to get a court order to obtain DNA samples for its investigation of the 1982 Tylenol poisonings in the Chicago area that killed seven people.
Lawyer: Texas mom in boy death case is suicidal
The Texas woman accused of killing her 6-year-old son and leaving his body on an isolated dirt road in Maine is suicidal, her lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer withdraws in legal aid row
A mental health patient is set to go on trial without legal representation after his lawyer stopped work today as part of the escalating dispute over cuts in fees.
Lawyer: Texas mom may have eyed murder-suicide
The lawyer for a Texas woman accused of killing her 6-year-old son and leaving his body on a dirt road in Maine says his client may have come to New England to kill her son and commit suicide.
Attorney: Mom wants to be in 'heaven' with son
A suicidal Julianne McCrery asked her defense attorney if New Hampshire has the death penalty so she can join what...
Attorney had soft heart for people
Attorney Bob Milia spent decades working civil litigation cases because he had compassion for others facing challenges.
Well-Known Attorney Leroy Phillips Dies
Attorney Leroy Phillips Jr., a longtime fixture in local criminal courts, died early Thursday morning. His former law office said he died at 2:22 a.m.
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 ...
Attorney: FBI Likely Wants To Rule Unabomber Out
A defense attorney for "Unabomber" Ted Kaczynski says he thinks the FBI is seeking his client's DNA simply to rule him out as a suspect in the 1982 Chicago-area Tylenol poisonings case that killed seven people.
Fort Hood Gunman’s Attorney Says Client’s Life Is On The Line
An attorney representing accused Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan says his client’s life is on the line as the defense meets Thursday with the post’s commander.
Lawyer: Teen only a witness in Pa. torture death
A defense attorney for a Pennsylvania teenager says she was a witness but not a participant in what he called "a tragedy of epic proportions" — the torture murder of a mentally disabled woman.
Attorney General takes on robo-signers
The AG's office filed a lawsuit in Hennepin County against Midland Funding.
Lawyer For Iranian Sufi Dervishes Detained
A lawyer who has represented Sufi dervishes pressured by Iranian authorities has been detained at his office in northern Iran
Attorney: No ballot question needed for Petoskey park concessions
If Petoskey officials wish to allow a private vendor to operate a concession on city park property, an attorney recently concluded that there's no necessity to seek local voters' approval beforehand.
Once prominent attorney pleads guilty in Mutual Benefits Ponzi
Federal prosecutors have secured the cooperation of a once prominent Fort Lauderdale attorney who has pleaded guilty to fraud in the Mutual Benefits case, in which prosecutors allege investors in life insurance policies lost more than $800 million.
Lawyer: Troutman 'Confused' After Arrest
A lawyer for a Philadelphia-area man charged with raping and killing his 9-year-old neighbor says his client is "confused" and "sad" over his arrest in the girl's death.
Defense attorney: Columbus woman to plead guilty in VA embezzlement case
A Columbus woman indicted on charges of bank fraud intends to plead guilty before a federal magistrate, her attorney said today in court filings.
Lawyer: Suspect in Montco girl's slaying 'confused'
A lawyer for the man charged with raping and killing his 9-year-old neighbor says his client is "confused" and "sad" over his arrest.
Extradition of Lesotho PM murder suspects flawed: lawyer
A lawyer representing seven people charged with plotting to kill Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili on Thursday challenged their extradition process from South Africa.
Extradition of Lesotho PM murder suspects flawed: lawyer
A lawyer representing seven people charged with plotting to kill Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili on Thursday challenged their extradition process from South Africa.
Retired attorney Leroy Phillips dies after illness
Retired Chattanooga attorney and author Leroy Phillips died today at about 2:20 a.m. after an extended illness. He was 76.
Lawyer: Arnold Schwarzenegger Postpones Future Film Plans
Following the breakup of his marriage to Maria Shriver, and the scandal that erupted after it was revealed earlier this week that he had illegitimately fathered a love child with another woman, Arnold Schwarzenegger will not be getting back to work anytime soon.
Attorney advised Linder to ask to be sworn in
Chris Linder said attorney Tom Lane advised him to ask to be sworn in as mayor even though Oklahoma law bars him from holding office. Linder was sworn in Wednesday.
Lawyer: Accused mom suicidal
The mother of a 6-year-old boy found dead in Maine woods is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday after she was arrested a day earlier, authorities said
Oklahoma Attorney General Says Probe of Google’s Search Dominance Possible
Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt said he may join other states and federal agencies in probing Google Inc. (GOOG) ’s dominance of the Internet search industry.
Ex-NY lawyer: Wall Street envy led him to crime
A New York lawyer disbarred after he pleaded guilty to insider trading charges testified Thursday that envy of Wall Street salaries led him to a role in what became the biggest hedge fund insider trading case in history.
Former NY lawyer testifies Wall Street salary envy drove him to join insider trading ring
NEW YORK — A New York lawyer disbarred after he pleaded guilty to insider trading charges testified Thursday that envy of Wall Street salaries led him to a role in what became the biggest hedge fund insider trading case in history. Brien Santarlas was the first major government witness to testify at the second trial that resulted from the investigation that ended in more than two dozen arrests ...
Attorney General Kamala Harris meets with law enforcement in Redding
California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris promised Thursday to add two DNA technicians to a north state evidence lab, and she vowed that by Aug. 1 they’d help clear up a backlog of evidence in 30 unsolved felony cases.
Lawyer For Officer Charged With Sexual Assault, Child Porn Releases Statement
The lawyer for CSPD Officer Joshua Carrier, arrested on allegations of sexual assault on children and child pornography, has released a statement Friday. The text of the statement is below.
Lawyer for alleged Fort Hood shooter makes case for no death penalty
The Army could be close to announcing a court martial for Maj. Nidal Hasan, accused of the 2009 Fort Hood shootings, after his lawyer made one last attempt Thursday to keep the death penalty out of the trial.
Lawyer Of Ex-IMF Chief Warns Off French Press
A lawyer representing former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has warned the French press they will be prosecuted if they continue to show images of his client in handcuffs.
Lawyer: Gitmo prisoner who died was mentally ill
A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who died in an apparent suicide had twice before tried to kill himself at the U.S. base in Cuba and had a long-term mental illness that predated his time in custody, his lawyer said Thursday.
Hasan lawyer moves to avoid death penalty
Hasan lawyer moves to avoid death penalty
Prosecutors seek to oust Tijuana drug kingpin's lead attorney
Jan Ronis, lawyer for Benjamin Arellano Felix, committed an ethical breach in an earlier case, they say, and also has a conflict of interest. Reporting from San Diego -- Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to disqualify the lead defense attorney for Mexican drug kingpin Benjamin Arellano Felix, saying the lawyer once worked on behalf of the Arellano Felix drug cartel to dissuade a witness ...