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Casey Anthony lawyer: Caylee's uncle also her dad?
The defense will enter its second day of calling witnesses as the murder trial of Casey Anthony, who's accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter, resumes Friday.
Well-known WNC attorney faces SBI probe
WAYNESVILLE — One of Western North Carolina’s most prominent attorneys is the subject of a State Bureau of Investigation probe.
Casey Anthony's lawyer questions paternity, halts court
Casey Anthony's lead defense attorney sprang a surprise at her murder trial on Thursday by questioning whether Casey's brother Lee could be the father of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, who was found dead in 2008.
Top lawyer for 'killer' taxi driver
Jacob Humphries, facing ten murder charges after crashing his taxi into a passing train near Cape Town, is getting the same top Johannesburg lawyer who represented "Advocate Barbie".
Tupac Shooting Confession: Lawyer Disputes Convict's Allegations
A hip-hop mogul wanted by federal authorities on drug charges did not orchestrate a plot to ambush rapper Tupac Shakur outside a recording studio in the mid-1990s, his lawyer said Thursday. The accusations against James Rosemond, owner of Czar Entertainment, were levied online and attributed to convicted killer Dexter Isaac. 
Attorney’s 2007 arrest, trial records expunged
RAYMONDVILLE — Records of the 2007 arrest and trial of attorney Gustavo Ch. Garza for obstruction, following actions he had taken as a special prosecutor investigating then-Willacy County district attorney Juan Angel Guerra were expunged Thursday....
Lawyer: cornrows ban 'unjustified'
An Afro-Caribbean teenager has won a ruling that St Gregory's Catholic Science College was applying a cornrows ban in a way which amounted to "unjustified" indirect racial discrimination.
Chicago Attorney to Become 135th President of Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago attorney John G. Locallo, a partner in the real estate tax assessment law firm of Amari & Locallo located here, will be installed today as the 135th president of the Illinois State Bar Association at the organization's annual meeting at The Abbey Resort in Fontana, Wisconsin.
Michigan attorney general subpoenas LPS
The press release from Attorney General Bill Schuette's office said the subpoenas were issued against LPS, Fidelity National Financial Inc. and CT Corporation System, all affiliated with DocX, the former LPS subsidiary.
Drug-trafficking lawyer sent to prison
Anne Calder, a Halifax lawyer convicted of smuggling drugs to a client in jail, has been sentenced to 2½ years behind bars.
Johnson & Johnson Properly Warned of Levaquin Drug Risk, Lawyer Says
Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) properly warned of the risks of its antibiotic Levaquin and isn’t responsible for a tendon injury sustained by an 84-year-old man, a lawyer for the company said in closing arguments at a Minneapolis trial.
Lawyer: Catholic School Girl Fabricating Teacher's Sexual Abuse
Yesterday, a female science teacher on Staten Island was arrested and accused of having inappropriate sexual conduct with a 16-year-old female student. Police said that Danielle Johnsen had at least three hot-and-heavy encounters with a sophomore. But Johnsen's lawyer told SI Advance yesterday that all is not what it seems, and he had started his own investigation: "There is absolutely no truth ...
Well-known WNC attorney faces SBI probe
WAYNESVILLE — One of Western North Carolina’s most prominent attorneys is the subject of a State Bureau of Investigation probe.
DiMasi attorney plans to appeal guilty verdict
BOSTON -- Former Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi was convicted Wednesday in a scheme to steer two state contracts worth $17.5 million to a software firm in exchange for payments to the powerful lawmaker and two of his close friends.
Franklin County State’s Attorney Owens says he loves his job
Benton Rotarians recalled a younger version of current Franklin County State’s Attorney Evan Owens as he stepped to the podium. Current vice-chair William Dill introduced Owens during Tuesday’s noon meeting, saying many in the room know his parents and remember him as a teenager. Owens said his father, Gerald, served as state’s attorney from 1968 until 1972.
Lawyer: Tunisia's ex-president denies charges
An attorney representing Tunisia's ousted president denied Friday the charges against him and dismissed his upcoming trial as politically motivated.
Attorney for Tunisia’s deposed president denies charges against him
PARIS — An attorney representing Tunisia’s ousted president denied Friday the charges against him and dismissed his upcoming trial as politically motivated. After 23 years in power, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia on Jan. 14 in the midst of a popular uprising, and he and his family are now facing dozens of 93 charges in the civilian courts of their homeland. Ben Ali, his former ...
Lawyer: Tunisia's ex-president denies charges
An attorney representing Tunisia's ousted dictator denied Friday the charges against him and dismissed his upcoming trial as politically motivated.
Joliet attorney ready to take on Glasgow in Will Co. state’s attorney race
JOLIET — Joliet attorney Dave Carlson announced todaythat he will run for state’s attorney in the March Republican primary.If he is successful, Carlson could meet his former boss, incumbent Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow, in the November 2012 general election. Democrat Glasgow has said he will seek re-election.Carlson, 40, of Plainfield, worked as an assistant state’s attorney for ...
Fighter fails to appear for deposition - lawyer
A lawyer for Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao says rival Floyd Mayweather jnr failed to appear for a court-ordered deposition in Pacquiao's defamation suit against the American fighter.
Facebook facial recognition draws ire of Connecticut Attorney General
Facebook's facial-recognition feature for automatically tagging uploaded photos with the names of those pictured sparked a backlash from privacy advocates. Now it's coming under scrutiny from Connecticut's attorney general, who sent a letter to company officials this week requesting a meeting.
Lawyer for accused baby stabber says woman has severe postpartum depression
WARMAN, Sask. - The lawyer for a Saskatchewan woman accused of stabbing a five-month-old boy says she is suffering with severe postpartum depression.
Lawyer for mother of dead Erie girl wants body returned to morgue
The defense lawyer for the mother accused of letting her 14-month-old daughter starve to death wants the child's body returned to the Erie County morgue.
Lawyer: Mayweather fails to show for deposition
Floyd Mayweather Jr. defied a court order Friday when he failed to appear for a deposition in the defamation lawsuit filed there by pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao.
Lawyer: Mayweather didn't show up for deposition
A lawyer for boxer Manny Pacquiao says rival prizefighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. failed to appear for a court-ordered deposition in Las Vegas in a federal civil lawsuit alleging that Mayweather defamed Pacquiao.
Debit-Card Swipe-Fee Cap ‘Not Traditional,’ Bank Lawyer Says
A planned cap on the debit-card swipe fees charged to merchants by the biggest U.S. banks is “discriminatory,” a lawyer for one of the affected banks told a U.S. appeals court panel.
Don't retry ex-New York state senate leader: lawyer
There is insufficient evidence against former New York Republican Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno to allow for a second trial against him, Bruno's lawyer told a U.S. appeals court on Friday.
Labor board lawyer: Boeing suit helps all workers
The top lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board told a congressional committee Friday that while an NLRB complaint against Boeing Co. may make South Carolina workers feel vulnerable and anxious, the legal action is aimed at protecting the rights of workers everywhere.
Kane County attorney, newspaper named in discrimination lawsuit
Kane County attorney, newspaper named in discrimination lawsuit By Aaron Falk The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 18, 2011 10:59AM MDT A former deputy Kane County attorney has sued his one-time boss, a local newspaper and a number of county officials, claiming discrimination and violations of his constitutional rights. The lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court, is the latest accusation ...
Attorney Calls Appleton Schools to the Bargaining Table Over Alleged Abuse
As the criminal case against Appleton teacher Mary Berglund continues, former students are lining up for a possible lawsuit.
Anthony lawyer: Bugs aren't proof
Casey Anthony's defense team was expected to call more witnesses Friday, a day after presenting testimony that seemed to try to create doubts about forensic evidence presented earlier in the case.
U.S. attorney Machen addresses D.C. probes in radio interview
WTOP’s Mark Plotkin did a public service Friday morning by inviting U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr. onto his program and trying his darnedest to get him to talk about his office’s investigations into city government. As you might expect, there was a lot of “I can’t answer that” coming out of the top prosecutor’s mouth. But Machen did discuss the importance of pursuing public corruption — “It ...
Tax Watchdog: City Attorney Makes Too Much
NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. -- Tax watchdogs called WFTV to investigate the salary of New Smyrna Beach's city attorney. WFTV learned that New Smyrna Beach pays their attorney twice as much as some other city attorneys. New Smyrna Beach is one of Volusia County's smallest cities.
Lawyer: Mayweather didn't show for deposition
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A lawyer for boxer Manny Pacquiao says rival prizefighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. failed to appear for a court-ordered deposition in Las Vegas in a federal civil lawsuit alleging that Mayweather defamed Pacquiao.
Schurick’s Attorney Calls Robocall Scandal Charges Against Client A ‘Mistake’
A big mistake. That's how his attorney describes the charges against a former Ehrlich aide in Maryland’s Election Day robocall scandal.
Lawyer: Mayweather didn't show up for deposition
Superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a no-show for a court-ordered deposition in Las Vegas on Friday in a federal lawsuit alleging he defamed rival fighter Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao's lawyer said. Attorney Daniel Petrocelli said Mayweather violated a court order by not appearing to answer questions about repeatedly saying Pacquiao has used performance-enhancing drugs.
Attorney Facing Theft, Drug Charges
Officials in Bullitt County say Michael Wade tried to smuggle drugs into county jail.
Lawyer says Mayweather no-show for deposition
Superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a no-show for a court-ordered deposition in Las Vegas on Friday in a federal lawsuit alleging he defamed rival fighter Manny Pacquiao, Pacquiao's lawyer said.
Attorney in Newark schoolyard killings alludes to possible defense strategy, as defendant rejects plea bargain
Patti Sapone/The Star-LedgerShahid Baskerville, 19, of Morristown leaves the Essex County courthouse after pleading not guilty in connection to the 2007 Newark schoolyard slayings that left three college students dead. Baskerville was offered a plea deal today. NEWARK — Shahid...
Utah attorney general appeals Brown exoneration
Utah attorney general appeals Brown exoneration By roxana orellana The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 17, 2011 06:25PM MDT The Utah Attorney General’s Office on Friday filed its appeal of the exoneration of Debra Brown, who spent 17 years behind bars before her release last month. A judge found Brown, 53, factually innocent of the November 1993 shooting death of her friend and employer, 75-year ...
Drug-trafficking lawyer sent to prison
Anne Calder, a Halifax lawyer convicted of smuggling drugs to a client in jail, has been sentenced to 2½ years behind bars.
NLRB lawyer: Boeing suit helps all workers
The top lawyer for the National Labor Relations Board told a congressional committee Friday that although an NLRB complaint against Boeing may make South Carolina workers feel vulnerable and anxious, the legal action is aimed at protecting the rights of workers everywhere.
Attorney back in race for Fayette DA
A Uniontown attorney is back in the race for Fayette County district attorney after a judge ruled Friday that write-in votes cast in his favor should have counted for the Republican nomination.
Attorney for financial planner facing sentencing says many clients made money
Court papers filed this week by Ryan's attorney in advance of his sentencing next month on securities fraud show that many of Ryan's clients actually made money, even though the government accused Ryan of operating a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme, Taffany also paints a picture of a man who not only has never been arrested before, but one whose life has been crumbling around him beset by ...
Ohio attorney general sues closed dental chain
COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine sued a closed New York-based dental chain Friday, alleging the company violated consumer laws by failing to provide services and products paid for by patients.Allcare Dental and Dentures abruptly shut down its offices nationwide, including one in Toledo, in January. The lawsuit, filed in Franklin County Common Pleas Court in Columbus, seeks ...
Cops: Attorney shot himself
METROPOLIS - Injuries suffered by a local attorney in a Metropolis shooting incident earlier this year were self-inflicted, investigators have concluded.
Attorney Talks About Why Jury Convicted Colver
Today in a one-on-one interview, Colver's attorney told CBS13 what he thinks the turning point was in the trial and whether he thinks Colver is really guilty.
Lawyer claims double jeopardy in arson case involving R.C. Soles
The lawyer for Allen Strickland filed a motion Thursday claiming that his client's July trial on arson charges is double jeopardy, according to the Columbus County District Attorney's Office.
Lawyer departs to start own firm
One of Jackson's most well-respected lawyers is leaving his partnership position at one of the area's most prominent firms to start his own practice.
Santa Fe attorney receives honor for protecting rights, courage
For one local defense attorney, mercy is more than just a professional principle.