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Vt. Yankee lawyer: Plant could shut without order
A lawyer for the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant's owners said Friday the plant will likely have to close if a federal judge doesn't issue a preliminary order by July 23 blocking Vermont's efforts to close the Vernon reactor.
Attorney: Casey Anthony's parents want to know the truth
An attorney for Casey Anthony's parents says the couple has not come to any conclusion about whether their daughter is guilty of murder, comments that came as the capital murder trial neared the conclusion of its fourth week.
Attorney General's Office Sues Photographer
People who paid for help launching model careers say many of the services paid for weren't delivered.
French lawyer seeks potential Strauss-Khan victims
A French attorney says he is looking for other persons allegedly sexually abused by the former leader of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Fired LL Bean employees hire lawyer
A lawyer says she has been hired to represent several L.L. Bean call center employees who were fired this week after buying a leather tote bag that was discounted in error on the Freeport-based company's website.
French lawyer seeks potential Strauss-Kahn victims
A French attorney says he is looking for other persons allegedly sexually abused by the former leader of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Cindy Anthony lawyer talks about chloroform
Cindy Anthony testified on Thursday that she was the one who searched the term "chloroform"
Lawyer promises scenario explaining New Square arson suspect's actions
NEW CITY - A lawyer for New Square arson suspect Shaul Spitzer said today he would provide a scenario explaining why Spitzer was at Aaron Rottenberg's house at 4:15 a.m. May 22 with an incendiary device.
Attorney: Ex-Blue Grass Airport official 'truly shocked' he got jail time
A former Blue Grass Airport official who admitted to excessive spending on the airport's dime has been ordered to serve 12 months at the Fayette County Detention Center for violating the terms of his conditional release.
Keshya Williams: Estate attorney refuses to return client's phone calls
I am the trustee of my husband's estate. Since April, my attorney has not returned my phone calls.
Lawyer: LL Bean workers fired after big markdown
A lawyer says several L.L. Bean call center employees were fired after buying a leather tote bag that was discounted in error online.
Former MP convicted, but lawyer protests
Former MP Gilbert Myles' lawyer says his client was the victim of a "defective investigation" by the Serious Fraud Office.
Vermont Yankee lawyer: Plant could shut without order
BRATTLEBORO — 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.
Lawyer Bags 880-Pound Gator In Central Texas
A big-city lawyer has bagged an 880-pound alligator in a small Central Texas County.
Attorney General Say To Report Internet Preditors
Albany, N.Y. - Children are often the target.
Withdraw Calgary man's riot charges: lawyer
The lawyer for a Calgary man charged following the riot in Vancouver said he is hopeful that charge will be withdrawn.
Attorney-Client Split Delays Sentencing Hearing Tied To Puffinburger Case
Jose Lopez-Buelna and his defense lawyer want to part ways. Lopez-Buelna, who once was suspected of helping kidnap 6-year-old Cole Puffinburger in a case that attracted national headlines, and his lawyer, Robert Draskovich, each filed motions this week
Attorney wants Utah murder case hearings closed
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A southern Utah defense attorney is asking a state judge to bar the public and the press from hearings in a double murder case out...
Largo human trafficking suspect's lawyer says he's not the bad guy
By Lorri Helfand, Times Staff Writer Friday, June 24, 2011 LARGO — The lawyer of a man accused of human trafficking says his client is not the bad guy. He says the woman whom police describe as the victim, who worked as a dancer at a strip club, was far from a hostage and dramatized her situation after his client tried to kick her out. "She's not some immigrant that was brought over here and ...
Withdraw Calgary man's riot charges: lawyer
The lawyer for a Calgary man charged following the riot in Vancouver said he is hopeful that charge will be withdrawn.
County agrees to continue paying Andrew Thomas' attorney
Attorney had threatened to quit; Thomas exhausted initial $100,000 allocated to his defense.
Attorney wants Utah murder case hearings closed
A Utah defense attorney concerned that publicity might taint a jury pool asked a state judge to bar the public and the press from pre-trial hearings in a double murder case.
Texas attorney hunts, kills big gator
A Texas attorney made personal history on a June hunting trip.
Lawyer, dentist nabbed for drugs
A PRACTICING lawyer, a registered dentist and five other suspects in drug pushing were arrested on two separate occasions Wednesday in Malaybalay and Valencia cities in Bukidnon. In a report submitted to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Undersecretary Jose S. Gutierrez Jr., the PDEA-Northern Mindanao identified two of the suspects as lawyer Winston Intong, 43, a ...
Attorney for Livermore road rage suspect seeks phone memory card for defense
Cort Holbrook is charged with killing Ricky Ziesmer of Fremont
Attorney for Livermore road rage suspect seeks phone memory card for defense
Cort Holbrook is charged with killing Ricky Ziesmer of Fremont
Attorney for Livermore road rage suspect seeks phone memory card for defense
Cort Holbrook is charged with killing Ricky Ziesmer of Fremont
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and 37 Other Attorneys General Announce $40.75 Million Settlement over Allegations ...
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and 37 other attorneys general announced a $40.75 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline, LLC and SB Pharmco Puerto Rico, Inc. for alleged substandard drug manufacturing processes.
Lawyer: Ex-Detroit mayor to be released from prison
A Michigan parole board has voted to release Kwame Kilpatrick, the former Detroit mayor who was sent to state prison for violating probation related to a 2008 case against him, according to his lawyer.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and 37 Other Attorneys General Announce $40.75 Million Settlement over Allegations ...
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and 37 other attorneys general announced a $40.75 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline, LLC and SB Pharmco Puerto Rico, Inc. for alleged substandard drug manufacturing processes.
Attorney wants St. George double murder hearings closed
ST. GEORGE — A defense attorney concerned that publicity might taint a jury pool asked a state judge to bar the public and the press from pre-trial hearings in a double murder case.
Attorney General defends case delays
New Mexico's attorney general is on the defensive in the case against former Secretary of State Rebecca Vigil-Giron.
Bulger: I can afford lawyer 'if you give me my money back'
Whisked to Boston to face dozens of charges, including murder and racketeering, captured fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger made his first court appearance Friday.
Embattled lawyer and ex-CEO calls e-mails libelous
A Minneapolis lawyer and former CEO of True North Finance Corp. has filed a libel lawsuit against the company's former chairman, onetime Minnesota Twins CEO Christopher E. Clouser.
Attorney general's office: Halting medical pot reform would be 'unprecedented'
HELENA - It would be "unprecedented and unwarranted" if a Helena district judge temporarily prevents the new, more restrictive Montana medical marijuana law from taking full effect July 1, the attorney general's office said.
County attorney fees down
COVINGTON — Costs for legal services provided by County Attorney Tommy Craig’s office total $205,326 for the first five months of 2011, some $300,000 less than they were for the same time period last year.
Attorney General King answers critics who charge he's soft on corruption
By Milan Simonich Santa Fe Bureau ALBUQUERQUE — State Attorney General Gary King, reacting to critics who claim he is slow and soft on corruption cases, said Friday he has been diligent and ethical every step of the way.
Former bank attorney indicted on fraud charges
A former Stockbridge bank attorney was indicted Friday on federal bank fraud charges.
‘Whitey’ Bulger, Accused Mobster, Seeks Court-Appointed Lawyer
James “Whitey” Bulger, the accused Boston mobster arrested in California with $800,000, was given three days to show why a lawyer should be appointed to represent him at taxpayer expense.
Attorney weighs insanity defense
Maps listing homicides or suspected homicides in EBR Parish for 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007. Current gas prices in BR area.
Attorney General bans Internet gambling at cyber cafes
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley issued a new permanent regulation Friday that bans gambling at so-called Internet cafes.
French lawyer seeks other potential Strauss-Khan victims
The former leader of the IMF was arrested in mid-May and charged with assaulting a hotel maid at a New York hotel. He denies the charges.
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.
Prosecutor objects to court-appointed attorney possibility
James “Whitey’’ Bulger was paying cash to rent his Santa Monica, Calif., apartment, and he had $800,000 on hand when he was arrested on Wednesday. Yet he still may get a free court-appointed lawyer to mount his defense.
Prosecutor objects to court-appointed attorney possibility
James "Whitey'' Bulger was paying cash to rent his Santa Monica, Calif., apartment, and he had $800,000 on hand when he was arrested on Wednesday. Yet he still may get a free court-appointed lawyer to mount his defense.
NY Mesothelioma Lawyer: Veterans Exposed To Asbestos Deserve Just Compensation
Because of mesothelioma’s long latency period, many World War II, Korea and Vietnam veterans may now be discovering the impact of asbestos exposure, New York mesothelioma lawyer Joseph W. Belluck says.New York, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2011 A recently released study shines light on the devastating effect of mesothelioma on veterans who served from World War II through the Vietnam era, New York ...
Illinois Accident Lawyer Supports Chicago Police Clampdown on Unsafe Bicyclists
A recent sting operation scolding bicyclists for breaking road rules reinforces the need for bicycle and motor vehicle safety, says Illinois personal injury lawyer Michael P. Schostok.Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 25, 2011 Chicago police warned bicyclists to obey traffic laws in a recent sting operation at one of the city’s busiest downtown intersections, according to an article in the Chicago ...
Saudi reformers may get verdicts next week: lawyer
Some of 16 Saudi reform activists being tried on security and sedition charges may receive their verdicts next week after spending more than four years in detention, their lawyer said on Saturday.
Attorney General sticks to opinion on Army Chief's age
Army Chief Gen V K Singh may have to retire in June next year as Attorney General G E Vahanvati is understood to have firmly said that his plea for treating his date of birth as May 10, 1951 cannot be countenanced.
Ryan Cleary, alleged hacker, has Asperger's, lawyer says
The 19-year-old, said to be connected to the LulzSec hacking group, remains in custody after bail was granted. His lawyer says Cleary also has agoraphobia, the BBC reports.