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Lawyer: Ramirez says he wasn't at game
Lawyer: Suspect in Giants fan's beating has alibi.
Power of attorney powerless in banking
Bank says caretaker spouse will have to rely on monthly statements It's been four years since Sidney Kripke was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. During that time, his wife, Eva Kripke, has managed the couple's finances.
Attorney general to appeal Debra Brown exoneration
Attorney general to appeal Debra Brown exoneration By aaron falk The Salt Lake Tribune Published May 25, 2011 09:47PM MDT Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has flip-flopped on a decision not to appeal a Logan woman’s exoneration for a 1993 murder, officials at the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center said Wednesday night. The decision comes more than two weeks after 53-year-old Debra Brown was ...
Attorney general to appeal Debra Brown exoneration
Attorney general to appeal Debra Brown exoneration By aaron falk The Salt Lake Tribune Published May 25, 2011 09:47PM MDT Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has flip-flopped on a decision not to appeal a Logan woman’s exoneration for a 1993 murder, officials at the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center said Wednesday night. The decision comes more than two weeks after 53-year-old Debra Brown was ...
Strauss-Kahn Lawyer Brafman Defended Rappers, Mobsters, Michael Jackson
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn ’s criminal defense is in good hands, if a convicted racketeer is to be believed.
Lawyer: Bert Reeves felt harassed
A month before a police officer shot him dead, former Mayor Bert Reeves called a lawyer friend and said something that now seems chilling: He feared a town cop wanted to hurt him.
Attorney: Client’s sentence too harsh for crime
A Conroe attorney is questioning why a client of his convicted Tuesday of stealing an ATM machine from a CVS store got a much harsher sentence than the client’s two co-defendants.
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 Ryan gets Dem nod, comes out swinging against Staten Island D.A. Donovan
  Staten Island Advance/Irving SilversteinMichael Ryan during 2007 campaign. Democrats have slated a rerun of D.A. race. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A combative Michael Ryan accepted the Staten Island Democratic Party's nomination for district attorney last night, skewering the incumbent,...
Lawyer blasts state monitor's decision
TRENTON -- A lawyer representing 128 public school custodial workers facing layoffs yesterday criticized state fiscal monitor Mark Cowell for overturning a school board decision to save their jobs before the full impact of a state Supreme Court decision that could bring up to $12 million to the school district is known.
Strauss-Kahn Lawyer Brafman Defended Mobsters, Rappers, Jackson
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s criminal defense is in good hands, if a convicted racketeer is to be believed.
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.
Illinois 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.
Conway attorney in judgeship race
Conway City Attorney Mike Murphy on Wednesday announced his candidacy for state district judge for Division 1 of the North District covering Faulkner and Van Buren counties.
Lawyer that chased net pirates nominated for Net Villain of the Year
A ‘bullying’ lawyer that started legal action against Brits accused of illegal downloading but subsequently abandoned the case has been named as one of the contenders for this year’s Internet Villain of the Year award.
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 ...
John Edwards 'did not break the law,' attorney says
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 that he had broken the law, or even that any law applied to the situation.
'LAPD has the wrong man,' says attorney for Dodger Stadium beating suspect
Attorney Anthony Brooklier said Wednesday that he does not blame the Los Angeles Police Department for naming his new client as being involved in the Opening Day beating of a San Francisco Giants fan in a parking lot of Dodger Stadium, but insists they have the wrong man.
Lawyer says opponent is using sexy, buxom assistant to distract jury
A Chicago lawyer is saying his opponent in a small claims case is using his paralegal's large breasts to distract the jury.
Manhattan District Attorney Said to Add Women to Strauss-Kahn Prosecutors
Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. added two female prosecutors to the sexual-assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn , the former International Monetary Fund chief, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Madoff Investors Object to $43.9 Million Fee Request by Trustee, Law Firm
A lawyer who said she represents 800 Bernard L. Madoff investors told a Manhattan judge they objected to a $43.9 million fee request by trustee Irving Picard and his law firm Baker & Hostetler LLP .
Lawyer Objects To Large-Breasted Woman In Court
A Chicago lawyer is being accused of sexism after requesting that a "large breasted woman" seated at the opposing council's table be moved as to not distract the jury.
Kansas attorney pleads guilty to enticing minor
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A prominent northeast Kansas attorney will spend at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to attempting to entice what he thought was a minor for sex.
Lawyer insists: Griffiths must be subpoenaed in UK
Lawyer Rameses Villagonzalo will insist that the prosecution panel handling the case against Bella Ruby Santos and her partner Ian Charles Griffiths issue a subpoena to Griffiths in United Kingdom as Griffiths has no known address in the Philippines.
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.
Robert Sumner, Pasco attorney, advisor and confidante, dies at 76
By Lee Logan, Times Staff Writer Thursday, May 26, 2011 Robert Sumner, the county attorney who helped shape much of Pasco's growth policies for nearly a decade, died Wednesday. He was 76. "He was the epitome of class," said County Commissioner Ann Hildebrand. "We will all miss a very dear friend." Sumner had been fighting lung cancer for several months, according to close friend Jeanie Germain ...
Brooklyn man convicted of pretending to be lawyer
He’s not a lawyer, but he played one in court. A former Brooklyn district leader was convicted Thursday of pretending to be a lawyer at a relative’s arraignment last year. Ralph Perfetto, 77, handed in a “notice of appearance” form at the arraignment of Anthony Martire, putting his...
Robert Sumner, Pasco attorney, adviser and confidant, dies at 76
By Lee Logan, Times Staff Writer Thursday, May 26, 2011 Robert Sumner, the county attorney who helped shape much of Pasco's growth policies for nearly a decade, died Wednesday. He was 76. "He was the epitome of class," said County Commissioner Ann Hildebrand. "We will all miss a very dear friend." Sumner had been fighting lung cancer for several months, according to close friend Jeanie Germain ...
Attorney Says Edwards Did Not Break the Law
An attorney for former presidential candidate John Edwards says he did not break the law.
Paul Simon joined onstage by D.C. lawyer living out his dream
Paul Simon surprised a 42-year-old D.C. lawyer by pulling him from the audience to help sing “Gumboots,” reports The Post’s Reliable Source blog . Paul Fournier, a 42-year-old patent attorney from the District, was in the audience at Simon’s Constitution Hall show last night when he noticed the crooner was having difficulty remembering the words to his song “Gumboots.” Fournier, who was in the ...
Strauss-Kahn lawyer blasts police leaks
Attorneys for the embattled former chief of the International Monetary Fund delivered a letter to the judge presiding over his sexual assault case Thursday, criticizing the New York Police Department for "feeding the media frenzy" while petitioning the court to act in stopping the leaking of information about Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Strauss-Kahn Lawyer Brafman Defended Mobsters, Rappers
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s criminal defense is in good hands, if a convicted racketeer is to be believed.
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.
Strauss-Kahn Lawyer Brafman Defended Mobsters and Rappers
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s criminal defense is in good hands, if a convicted racketeer is to be believed.
Defense lawyer: Judge cuts short Mladic questioning because of suspect’s ‘poor physical state’
BELGRADE, Serbia — Defense lawyer: Judge cuts short Mladic questioning because of suspect’s ‘poor physical state.’ Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read full article >>
Attorney Melissa Brumback Elected President of the Board of Universal Design Institute
Melissa Brumback, partner at the law firm of Ragsdale Liggett, has been elected President of the Board of Directors of the Universal Design Institute in Chapel Hill, NC. In this role, Ms. Brumback will guide the Institute’s mission of promoting the concept and practice of accessible and universal design.
Defense lawyer: Mladic says he does not recognize UN war crimes tribunal
BELGRADE, Serbia — Defense lawyer: Mladic says he does not recognize UN war crimes tribunal. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read full article >>
Lawyer: Sex lawsuit involving Ga. pastor resolved
The attorney representing four young men who accused a Georgia megachurch pastor of sexual misconduct says the lawsuit has been resolved.
Attorney Zellner drops Erickson as a client
In an effort to avoid a conflict-of-interest allegation, attorney Kathleen Zellner has filed a motion to no longer represent Charles Erickson. Zellner represents Erickson’s co-defendant, Ryan Ferguson.
New Armstrong lawyer rips leaks in case
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has hired two lawyers who won a legal victory in a baseball drug case over Jeff Novitzky, lead investigator in a federal probe of Armstrong.
Attorney: Sexual misconduct lawsuit involving Georgia megachurch pastor Eddie Long resolved
ATLANTA - The attorney representing four young men who accused a Georgia megachurch pastor of sexual misconduct says the lawsuit has been resolved. Plaintiff's attorney B.J. Bernstein declined further comment Thursday, however. A spokesman for Bishop Eddie Long could not immediately be reached.
Attorney: Sexual misconduct lawsuit involving Georgia megachurch pastor Eddie Long resolved
ATLANTA — A lawsuit filed by four young men who accused a Georgia megachurch pastor of sexual misconduct has been resolved, attorneys for both sides said Thursday, bringing a quiet end to a blockbuster legal complaint that targeted one of the nation’s most powerful church leaders. The lawsuit against Bishop Eddie Long has been resolved, said plaintiffs’ attorney B.J. Bernstein. New Birth ...
Lawyer Objects To Large-Breasted Woman In Court
A Chicago lawyer is being accused of sexism after requesting that a "large breasted woman" seated at the opposing council's table be moved as to not distract the jury.
Attorney: Sex lawsuit involving Bishop Eddie Long resolved
The attorney representing four young men who accused a Georgia megachurch pastor of sexual misconduct says the lawsuit has been resolved.
RI ex-attorney general now consulting
A former Rhode Island attorney general and gubernatorial candidate has taken a job consulting for a Washington-based group that represents for-profit colleges.
Lawyer: Sex lawsuit involving Ga. pastor resolved
Lawsuits brought by four young men who accused a Georgia megachurch pastor of sexual misconduct have been resolved, attorneys for both sides said Thursday, bringing a quiet end to a blockbuster legal complaint that targeted a powerful national religious leader.
Attorney: Sexual misconduct lawsuit involving US megachurch pastor Eddie Long resolved
ATLANTA - Lawsuits brought by four young men who accused a U.S. megachurch pastor of sexual misconduct have been resolved, attorneys for both sides said Thursday, bringing a quiet end to a blockbuster legal complaint that targeted a powerful national religious leader.
Lawyer in trouble over clients' 'absconding' faux pas
A lawyer, representing two 'absconding' accused in a Commonwealth Games-related corruption case, on Thursday landed in a tricky situation for seeking recall of a court order that initiated the process for their proclamation as offenders.
Pastor's sexual coercion lawsuit resolved: attorney
A lawsuit brought by four young male members of an Atlanta megachurch who said its pastor, Eddie Long, coerced them into sex has been "resolved," their attorney said on Thursday.
Mladic arrested: lawyer cites 'serious medical condition' for court delay
Milos Saljic, lawyer for Serbian war criminal Ratko Mladic, confirms his court appearance was halted on medical grounds, but the prosecution say questioning will continue.