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Lawyer: Casey Anthony's parents don't think she's innocent
The lawyer for Casey Anthony says her parents do not believe she is innocent in the killing of her 2-year-old daughter, CNN reports.
Supervisors interview for county attorney
Dodge County Supervisors interviewed five candidates for the vacant county attorney position during a special meeting Wednesday.
Attorney Mark Lippman's statement about CNN story
Editor's note: Attorney Mark Lippman released this statement to the media late Wednesday in response to a segment on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360.
Attorney Mark Lippman's statement about CNN story
Editor's note: Attorney Mark Lippman released this statement to the media late Wednesday in response to a segment on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360.
Attorney for Casey Anthony's parents clarifies comments on case
Attorney Mark Lippman didn't deny his statement given to CNN that George and Cindy Anthony don't think Casey Anthony is innocent, but they don't want her to get the death penalty.
Attorney: Vet pleads guilty to lesser charges in Westboro stalking case
WICHITA — An Army veteran charged with stalking and conspiring to harm members of a controversial Topeka church pleaded guilty to lesser charges this morning, his attorney said.
Attorney general: Polk commissioner may still vote despite conflict of interest
A Polk County commissioner who also works for the county’s department of education may still vote on education matters as long as he acknowledges there is a conflict of interest, according to the Tennessee attorney general.
Attorney General launches trafficking initiative - Thu, 23 Jun 2011 PST
Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna launched a national initiative to combat human trafficking today, saying now is the time for states to marshal resources to protect the vulnerable.
Attorney: Casey Anthony's parents doubt daughter's innocence
Attorney Mark Lippman didn't deny his statement given to CNN that George and Cindy Anthony don't think Casey Anthony is innocent, but they don't want her to get the death penalty.
Attorney wants St. George murder hearings closed
Attorney wants St. George murder hearings closed By Aaron Falk The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 23, 2011 10:53AM MDT A St. George defense attorney wants both public and press kept out of the pretrial hearings for a potential capital murder case, claiming there has already been “massive, highly prejudicial publicity.” In motions filed this week in 5th District Court, attorney Aric Cramer ...
Lawyer: Man deserves new murder trial in Maine
The attorney for a New Hampshire man convicted in Maine of killing his former fiancée says his client deserves a new trial because police didn't pursue evidence that might have cast doubt on his guilt.
Vt. top lawyer disappointed by data mining ruling
Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell says he's disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down a state law designed to protect patient privacy and reduce health care costs.
Strauss-Kahn Accuser Hires French Lawyer to Find Victims
The woman who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape and sexual assault in New York hired a Paris lawyer to look for women in France who may have been victimized by the former International Monetary Fund chief.
Attorney for Casey Anthony's parents denies report his clients believe daughter is guilty
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The attorney for Casey Anthony's parents on Thursday denied a CNN report that his clients believed Casey was guilty of killing her two-year old daughter Caylee, the Orlando Sentinel reported. "I've never said they thought she was guilty," attorney Mark Lippman told the Sentinel. "I...
Attorney: Murder-for-hire informant had been in similar plot
The police informant who has accused a Fresno businessman in an alleged murder-for-hire plot has been involved in another plot before, said the attorney representing defendant Daljit Singh.
Nuke plant lawyer asks judge to limit Vermont reach on plant
BRATTLEBORO — A lawyer for the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant is asking a federal judge to limit the state's authority over the future of the plant, even more narrowly than the company had previously requested.
Attorney wants St. George murder hearings closed
Attorney wants St. George murder hearings closed By Aaron Falk The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 23, 2011 10:53AM MDT A St. George defense attorney wants both public and press kept out of the pretrial hearings for a potential capital murder case, claiming there has already been “massive, highly prejudicial publicity.” In motions filed this week in 5th District Court, attorney Aric Cramer ...
Attorney Denies Suggesting Casey Anthony's Parents Think She's Guilty
'I only said they have no idea what happened,' attorney Mark Lippman fired back today. Mark Lippman, the attorney for the parents of accused child-killer Casey Anthony, denied the CNN report that his clients think Casey Anthony is guilty of killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee Marie.
CNN: Lawyer for Casey Anthony's Parents says they Don't Believe she's Innocent
The lawyer for Casey Anthony's parents says they do not believe she is innocent in the killing of her 2-year-old daughter, CNN reports.
Attorney Acquitted In Client Assault Case
An Ames attorney accused of assaulting a female client has been acquitted.
Attorney charged in child-porn sweep found dead in Mexico
A former attorney at the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher who was charged along with at least two dozen others in a child-pornography sweep died in Mexico two days after the charges were publicly announced, prosecutors and his family said.
Lawyer for accused rapist says cops didn't follow up on evidence
The lawyer for an accused rapist tried to get the case tossed Thursday - by arguing cops failed to follow up on evidence that tied his client to the crime.
Attorney general charges roofing contractor with deceiving homeowners in Rosenberg
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott recently charged a residential roofing contractor with deceiving Texas homeowners and unlawfully soliciting roof repairs.
Attorney general sues Heart Check America
The Illinois Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit today accusing the owner and manager of Heart Check America, a medical imaging company, of pressuring patients into purchasing pricey body scans that many did not need.
Lawyer reprimanded for possessing cocaine
LITTLE ROCK — A Russellville lawyer who pleaded no contest to a felony cocaine possession charge has been reprimanded by the state Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct.
Attorney General files suit accusing roofer working Coastal Bend of deceptive practices
Holden Roofing Inc., its President Brett Holden, are named as defendants in the state's lawsuit
Lawyer to search for Strauss-Kahn victims
The hotel maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her has hired a lawyer in France to help find other potential victims of the former IMF chief.
Attorney general sues modeling agency owner
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State officials are trying to shut down a Putnam County mans modeling agency, alleging that he conned his clients out of hundreds of dollars for photographs, portfolios and other services that they paid for but did not receive. St...
Attorney criticizes report that Casey Anthony's parents do not believe she is innocent
In a surprising new development, CNN is reporting the parents of Casey Anthony say they do not believe she is innocent.
AC360 Preview: Attorney explains Cindy Anthony testimony about chloroform
Editor’s note: Tune in to AC360° Thursday beginning at 10pm ET to watch Anderson Cooper’s interview with Mark Lippman. (CNN) – An attorney for Casey Anthony’s parents rejected the suggestion Thursday that Cindy Anthony’s testimony in court contradicted earlier statements she’d made to authorities about Internet searches done on the Anthony family’s computer. And attorney [...]
Attorney representing town for arbitration speaks to subcommittee
Tim Fisher, the attorney representing New Canaan in the Lakeview Avenue Bridge arbitration, went before the Town Council subcommittee Wednesday night to discuss the more than $800,000 in legal bills accrued during the arbitration process.
Lawyer reprimanded for possessing cocaine
A Russellville lawyer who pleaded no contest to a felony cocaine possession charge has been reprimanded by the state Supreme Court Committee on Professional Conduct.
UPDATE: Lawyer Defends Panhandlers Lawsuit
The lawyer representing five Charlottesville panhandlers, who are taking legal action against the city, defended their lawsuit Thursday morning. He called the panhandling ordinance unconstitutional and an assault on the rights of his clients as American citizens.
Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer Defends Jail-Dodging: "She Didn't Get a Special Deal"
If those walls could talk. We speak, of course, of the walls enclosing the office of Shawn Holley, the go-to defender of Young Hollywood's most notorious troublemakers, who's...
SC attorney general: state can run 2012 primary
South Carolina's attorney general says the state Election Commission can run the first-in-the-South 2012 Republican presidential primary. Thursday's opinion by the attorney general's office clears up questions left after the Legislature approved a budget that removed a temporary law setting up rules for running for the primary. The opinion says two other provisos in the budget mentioning the ...
Lohan's lawyer: 'She didn't get a special deal'
"People think celebrities get it easier and a break, but the converse is true," said Shawn Holley, who at one point or another has kept Paris Hilton and others under her legal wing.
Attorney's opening statement faults MTA Blue Line safety measures
The MTA ignored decades of safety warnings and discriminated against blind riders of its Metro Blue Line, ultimately causing the death of a man who thought he was walking through a door when he stepped from a platform between two train cars near Carson,
Attorney General Accuses Medical-Scanning Company Of Fraud
They sold thousands of people across the country medical-scanning services they claimed could save lives. But Thursday, the Illinois Attorney General charged the operators of Heart Check America with consumer fraud and deceptive practices. CBS 2's Pam Zekman reports.
Lawyer: Top court acquits Playboy Indonesia editor on indecency charges
JAKARTA, Indonesia - A lawyer for the former editor of Playboy Indonesia says the Supreme Court has overturned his indecency conviction. Erwin Arnada is serving a two-year prison sentence for publishing pictures of scantily clothed women.
Video reveals Seattle attorney 'keying' car
It took only 10 seconds for attorney Ronald Clarke Mattson to circle a "bait car" and scratch the vehicle with his keys, according to a surveillance video released Thursday by the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office.
State attorney's decision on audit delayed
The state attorney's office has not yet finished its review of a critical audit regarding Hernando County Administrator David Hamilton.
Texas finally to see U.S. attorney selections
share: digg facebook twitter WASHINGTON — After two years of missteps and partisan bickering among Texas lawmakers, President Barack Obama is poised to soon nominate candidates to fill several U.S. attorney vacancies in the state. Obama has nominated — and the Senate has confirmed — U.S. attorneys for every state but Texas, Utah and Mississippi, a source of frustration for state legislators ...
Attorney general clears Polk votes
A Polk County commissioner who is employed by the county’s school system still may vote on education issues as long as he publicly acknowledges the conflict of interest before voting, according to Tennessee’s attorney general.
Ames attorney’s sex assault case to go to trial
Ames attorney Gerald Moothart’s motion to dismiss a sex assault case against him was denied by a judge Monday, paving the way for the case to go before a jury this week.
Lawyer: Top court acquits Playboy Indonesia editor
Playboy Indonesia's former editor, serving a two-year prison sentence for publishing pictures of scantily clad women, has been acquitted by the Supreme Court, his lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer: Top court acquits Playboy Indonesia editor on indecency charges
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Playboy Indonesia's former editor, serving a two-year prison sentence for publishing pictures of scantily clad women, has been acquitted by the Supreme Court, his lawyer said Friday.
Attorney general says many surprised by unclaimed assets
Mary Short had stock from an energy company she had forgotten about -- until she learned about a free service courtesy of the Indiana attorney general's office.
Attorney General Warns Of Charitable Scams
PIERRE — Attorney General Marty Jackley is asking South Dakotans to beware of scam artists potentially exploiting flood victims from South Dakota. These scam artists typically show up after disasters and pose as charities to collect money from those who are willing to help.
Vt. Yankee lawyer: Plant could shut without order
A lawyer for the owner of the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant tells a federal judge it's likely the plant will be shut permanently if he doesn't issue an order by July 23 allowing the plant to continue operating while its future is decided in court.
LAWRENCE: Council appoints its new attorney
Township Council approved Michael W. Herbert to become the municipal attorney by a 3-2 vote at a special meeting Tuesday night. He replaces former Municipal Attorney Kevin Nerwinski, who was elevated by the council to become the Municipal Court judge.