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Suspect in fan beating never at Dodger Stadium: Lawyer
The lawyer for the man suspected of brutally beating a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium in March says his client never went to the game that day.
Lawyer: Giants fan beating suspect was not at game
The family of a San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium in March sued the team and its troubled owner Frank McCourt on Tuesday, claiming security cutbacks were partially to blame for the attack.
Lawyer: Giants fan beating suspect was not at game
The family of a San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium in March sued the team and its troubled owner Frank McCourt on Tuesday, claiming security cutbacks were partially to blame for the attack. The suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Bryan Stow contends the Dodgers were negligent by not providing more security and not having adequate lighting in the...
Attorney General Harris announces plan to crack down on mortgage fraud
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Monday announced the creation of the California Attorney General's Mortgage Fraud Strike Force, staffed by Department of Justice attorneys and investigators charged with protecting innocent homeowners and bringing to justice those who defraud them.
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.
Montgomery County lawyer faces sentencing in death of hunter
David Manilla, the Montgomery County felon-turned-lawyer whose years of lawless gun-toting ended with the death of a Quakertown deer hunter, will be sentenced July 8.
Lawyer clears hurdle for judgeship in Laredo
WASHINGTON — South Texas lawyer Marina Garcia Marmolejo sailed through a Senate confirmation hearing Tuesday and came one step closer to confirmation for a federal judgeship in Laredo.
Lawyer wants Yemeni freed in flight disruption
A Yemeni immigrant accused of trying to barge into the cockpit of a San Francisco-bound jetliner will be arraigned Friday, and his new lawyer says he will argue during that hearing that the man should be freed from jail....
Montgomery County lawyer faces sentencing in death of hunter
David Manilla, the Montgomery County felon-turned-lawyer whose years of lawless gun-toting ended with the death of a Quakertown deer hunter, will be sentenced July 8.
Lawyer: Transgender widow's marriage to be voided
An attorney says a Texas judge plans to void the marriage of a transgender widow, preventing her from getting the death benefits of her firefighter husband who died last year battling a blaze.
Lawyer: Giants fan beating suspect was not at game
The family of a San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten at Dodger Stadium in March sued the team and its troubled owner Frank McCourt on Tuesday, claiming security cutbacks were partial...
Attorney General warns about charitable scams
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is warning people to watch out for scammers claiming to collect donations for victims of the Joplin tornado.
Lawyer objects to buxom woman at trial
A Chicago lawyer says his opponent in a small claims proceeding is using an unfair tactic by sitting a buxom woman next to him at counsel's table.
Denver attorney opens debate about slain Weld deputy’s gun
The attorney for the family of the man accused of killing Weld sheriff’s deputy Sam Brownlee last November expressed anger Monday that local officials refused to allow him to see the deputy’s gun and holster.
County attorney, Kevin White meet for lunch despite lawsuits
County Attorney Renee Lee had lunch with Kevin White as the county and former commissioner were suing each other.
Georgetown city attorney agrees to retire
Georgetown city attorney agrees to retire
Hamilton lawyer recognized
Prominent personal injury lawyer was a crucial voice in Hamilton’s health-care community
Attorney ordered to pay $15M to assault victim
Associated Press - May 25, 2011 8:14 AM ET MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A former Twin Cities attorney has been ordered to pay $15 million to the trust of a teenager he sexually assaulted.
Chicago lawyer objects to buxom woman at trial table
A Chicago lawyer says his opponent in a small claims case is using an unfair tactic by sitting a buxom woman next to him at counsel's table.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Creation of Mortgage Fraud Strike Force to Protect Homeowners
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the creation of the California Attorney General's Mortgage Fraud Strike Force, staffed by Department of Justice attorneys and investigators charged with protecting innocent homeowners and bringing to justice those who defraud them.
Attorney: Suspect In Bryan Stow Beating Has An Alibi
An attorney for 31-year-old Giovanni Ramirez, the only named suspect in the brutal beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow, says his client has an alibi.
Breasts of buxom woman bring objection from Chicago lawyer
A Chicago lawyer says his opponent in a small claims case is using an unfair tactic by sitting a buxom woman next to him at counsel's table. Attorney Thomas Gooch says the woman's sole purpose "is to draw the attention of the jury away from the relevant proceedings" — a dispute over a used car.
Attorney: Dodger Stadium beating suspect's daughter says Dad was not there
An attorney who represents some members of the family of the suspect jailed in the Opening Day beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow said Tuesday the suspect's 10-year-old daughter is willing to testify that her father was not at Dodger Stadium that day.
Allegan attorney John Alan Watts pleads no contest to embezzlement
Donald Sappanos, Watts' attorney, said the reason for the no-contest plea was to avoid potential civil lawsuits.
Attorney ordered to pay $15M to assault victim
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A former Twin Cities attorney has been ordered to pay $15 million to the trust of a teenager he sexually assaulted. Forty-eight-year-old Aaron Biber is serving an 18-year prison sentence
Lawyer enters plea in embezzlement case
An Allegan County lawyer charged with embezzlement has entered a plea in the case.
Crowell & Moring Adds Seven-Lawyer Health Care Litigation Team on West Coast
WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Crowell & Moring LLP has bolstered its San Francisco and Los Angeles offices and its national health care practice with the addition of a seven-lawyer health care litigation team from Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. The new additions to Crowell & Moring's Health Care Group include partners William A. Helvestine, Damian D. Capozzola, and Andrew J ...
Chicago lawyer objects to buxom woman at trial table
A Chicago lawyer says his opponent in a small-claims case is using an unfair tactic by having a buxom woman sit next to him at counsel’s table. Attorney Thomas Gooch said the woman’s sole purpose “is to draw the attention of the jury away from the relevant proceedings” — a dispute over a used car. He’s asking Cook County Circuit Judge Anita Rivkin-Carothers to order the woman to sit in the ...
California attorney general subpoenas foreclosure firm LPS
California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris said Wednesday she had subpoenaed the behemoth foreclosure-processing firm Lender Processing Services as part of an ongoing probe into home repossession practices in the Golden State. The Jacksonville, Fla., firm was at the center...
Attorney Keren L. Weiss Joins the Chicago Office of McDonald Hopkins Law Firm
Keren L. Weiss has joined the Chicago office of McDonald Hopkins LLC as an Associate in the firm's Business Department.
Attorney for Death Row Inmate Challenges Execution
An attorney for Nebraska death row inmate Carey Dean Moore has been given two weeks to explain why a Douglas County District Judge should stop his June 14 execution.
Former Chicago Lawyer Announces IMF Candidacy
Former Chicago lawyer Christine Lagarde has confirmed that she is in the running for the IMF leader position.
Lawyer pleads guilty to enticing minor
A former prominent lawyer and son of a retired federal judge pleaded guilty today in federal court to using the internet to entice a minor. Samuel P. Logan, 46, of Kansas City, admitted he used the screen name “sambo5604” to send pornography to “Stazie,” a person he believed to be a 14-year-old girl, federal prosecutors said today.
Casey Anthony Lawyer Accuses Dad, Meter Reader
COMMENTARY | Sitting in the courtroom in near tears, looking pale and stark, Casey Anthony has the look of an asylum inmate. Was that the look her defense team was looking for?
$15M awarded boy raped by lawyer
MINNEAPOLIS, May 25 (UPI) -- A Minnesota youth raped by a prominent lawyer has been awarded $15 million in damages.
Attorney who sexually assaulted teen ordered to pay $15M
A former Twin Cities attorney has been ordered to pay $15 million to the trust of a teenager he sexually assaulted.
Edwards attorney slams Justice over investigation
A resolution appears near in the Justice Department's investigation of former Sen. John Edwards, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Wednesday.
Commissioners to investigate County Attorney
County Attorney Renee Lee is going to be the target of an investigation by Hillsborough Commissioners.
John Edwards' Attorney: Govt. Is Wrong on Facts
Edwards' attorney said the former senator "did not break the law."
Longtime Ojai city attorney is leaving job for health reasons
Ojai City Attorney Monte Widders, 66, is stepping down after 30 years for health reasons.
County attorney wants to help oppose TABOR lawsuit
El Paso County Attorney Bill Louis wants to join the fight against a lawsuit that challenges the constitutionality of Colorado's Taxpayer's Bill of Rights, arguing TABOR is good policy and the lawsuit could erode state power.Louis said Wednesday that he will ask county commissioners at...
Attorney hopes for end to clergy-abuse case
The Associated Press The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Ill. The attorney for a man who won a $5 million jury award in a clergy-abuse lawsuit against an Illinois diocese says he's hopes the diocese's latest appellate setback means an end to nine years of litigation. The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to hear the Diocese of Belleville's request that it throw out the 2008 jury award ...
Stow Lawyer Lashes Out
Tom Girardi, Bryan Stow's lawyer, has litigated a fan injury against the Dogers before, and he lashed out against the Dodgers.
Schwarzenegger's Lawyer Slams Latest Double Whammy: Alleged Cover-Up and Mistress No. 2!
The woodwork has reached capacity. And those inhabitants who haven't already emerged voluntarily are about to be forced out. The California Attorney General is reportedly preparing...
Pueblo District Attorney Refuses To Prosecute
Two restaurant owners said money was stolen from them, and although a civil suit is in place, they now want criminal charges and the district attorney said he wont prosecute.
Attorney fees could cost city in civil-rights case
A damage award of $1, which a federal judge is considering in a case where a jury found an off-duty Seattle police officer violated the rights of a man he held at gunpoint, could cost the city big money in attorney's fees.
Attorney hopes for end to clergy-abuse case
The attorney for a man who won a $5 million jury award in a clergy-abuse lawsuit against an Illinois diocese says he hopes the diocese's latest appellate setback means an end to nine years of litigati
Conn. attorney general faults Bank of America on services provided beleaguered mortgage holders
HARTFORD — Attorney General George Jepsen said Wednesday that Bank of America’s plan to add a customer center with a dozen workers to help borrowers in all of New England who are having trouble paying their mortgages or seeking loan modifications is too little, too late.
John Edwards 'did not break the law,' attorney says
The government is nearing a decision on whether to indict the former senator on criminal campaign finance violations in connection with his affair with Rielle Hunter. As the government neared a decision on whether to indict former Sen. John Edwards on criminal campaign finance violations in connection with a sex scandal, his attorney furiously denied Wednesday that he had broken the law, or even ...
U.S. Seeks to Keep Lawyer From Sharing Secret Data With Judge
The administration says that only the executive branch has the power to make decisions about revealing classified information.