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Fugitive attorney found in Mexico, extradited to Boulder County
A disbarred Lafayette attorney who is accused of fleeing to Mexico to avoid prosecution in a child sexual assault case is back in the Boulder County Jail after a tip to the FBI allowed
NOPA Applauds Colorado Attorney General’s Action on Office Supplies Contract
The National Office Products Alliance applauds the actions of Office of Colorado Attorney General John W. Suthers to address allegations that Office Depot overcharged certain governmental agencies for office supplies in violation of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act .
Maid At Center Of DSK Case Traumatized, Says Lawyer
The lawyer of the hotel maid at the center of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's sex assault charges, says she is anxious to face her alleged attacker in court.
Ex-Primary Global executive to plead guilty: lawyer
A former employee of a so-called expert network firm is expected to plead guilty to charges of conspiring with others to leak corporate secrets to hedge funds in exchange for money, part of a broad U.S. crackdown on insider trading.
Attorney Precious Martin responds to open records request
3 On Your Side has gotten a response to an open records request for a settlement agreement between Hinds County and Motorola.
Fmr. Marshall Co. Attorney Charged With Stealing $70k From Church
A former Marshall County Attorney is being charged with the theft of over $70,000 from a Marysville Church where he was the volunteer treasurer.
Attorney General: Connecticut electricity tax could cost Mass. $26M
Attorney General Martha Coakley is warning that a new tax in Connecticut could end up costing Massachusetts homeowners and other electricity customers an extra $26 million annually.
Attorney: Rana knew he was helping in Mumbai plot
A recorded phone call in which a Chicago businessman praises the gunmen who carried out the 2008 attacks in Mumbai is proof he was "playing on the same team" as an admitted terrorist and longtime friend who helped lay the groundwork for the deadly three-day siege, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
Attorney General Schuette to speak in Gaylord
GAYLORD — On Monday, June 13, the Gaylord Herald Times and the Michigan Press Association (MPA) are hosting an open-to-the-public seminar featuring Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette.
Testimony in Anthony trial focuses on trash bag
An attorney for a mother charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter suggested Tuesday that a crime scene investigator altered crucial evidence.
Filipino lawyer cannot defend Talaban in Thai court
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Bridgewater Council wants a third opinion on attorney ban
An attorney hired by the Bridgewater town manager said the Town Council exceeded its authority in enacting a ban on Bridgewater residents serving as town counsel. But several councilors said they would like to see a legal opinion from an attorney who wasn’t hired by an opponent of the ban.
Attorney: Rana knew he was helping in Mumbai plot
A recorded phone call in which a Chicago businessman praises the gunmen who carried out the 2008 attacks in Mumbai is proof he was "playing on the same team" as an admitted terrorist and longtime friend who helped lay the groundwork for the deadly three-day siege, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday.
Attorney: Priest expected to admit church funds theft
A Roman Catholic priest accused of stealing more than $300,000 from the collection plates of his Roselle parish to support his gambling addiction is expected to plead guilty Thursday to theft.
City of Bell hires a permanent city attorney
The Bell City Council has approved David Aleshire as its permanent city attorney. Aleshire, from the law firm Aleshire & Wynder, currently represents the cities of Banning, Signal Hill and Suisun City, northeast of Vallejo. He has served as city...
Attorney: Man questioned by Tampa police about teens' shooting 'could be a witness'
TAMPA — The attorney for 19-year-old Charles Stephan Waits says police consider him a possible witness, not a suspect, in the Sunday shooting deaths of two South Tampa siblings.
Partnering With Veteran North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyer Ken Hardison, Workers’ Comp Attorney Ben Cochran Helps ...
Since Attorney Ken Hardison launched his North Carolina based law practice in 1982, the firm has undergone numerous name changes based on different partners, as well as shifts in the types of cases it primarily handles.
Maid's lawyer seeks out other Strauss-Kahn victims
The new lawyer for the maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape appealed Tuesday to "any woman" who was assaulted by the fallen IMF chief to contact him.
At insider trial, defense attacks witness' drug use
A lawyer for a technology consultant who faces insider trading charges tried to shatter the credibility of a key prosecution witness, citing his disoriented romp on a San Francisco street after a bad drug experience.
Attorney says Pryor won't return to Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The attorney for Ohio State's Terrelle Pryor says the quarterback won't return for his senior season with the Buckeyes.
District Attorney to Decide Whether to Charge Teen With Three-Month-Old Baby’s Murder This Weekend in East Palo Alto
Helene Goupil EAST PALO ALTO (KRON) — San Mateo County's district attorney says that prosecutors are expected to decide Wednesday whether to file murder charges against the 17-year-old boy for the shooting of a three-month-old baby in East Palo Alto …
Attorney: Suspect Overcome By Rage Before Slaying
It's a manslaughter case, not murder; thats what defense attorneys argued in court Tuesday during the trial of Nicholas Salfi.
Attorney seeks juvenile court for 1 teen in Lompoc High stabbing
An attorney for one of three teenagers being tried as adults in a March 28 stabbing at Lompoc High School filed a motion today for his client to be tried in juvenile court.
Lawyer Wants Judge To Review Inner Loop Controversy
A lawyer on Tuesday entered the controversy over an upscale neighborhood being built in the path of a proposed Inner Loop extension in south Shreveport: He asked a judge to make sure the city administration is acting properly before it provides the developer land that otherwise might be used for a new highway.
Gazette.Net: Defense attorney: sentence in Silver Spring murder case excessive
The attorney for a man sentenced to 30 years in prison today for the 2010 murder of a District principal who lived in Silver Spring believes her client’s sentence was unjust.
Lawyer: Ohio State's Pryor says quarterback won't return for his senior season
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Terrelle Pryor's career at Ohio State, which started with so much promise and potential, came to an abrupt and scandal-ridden end.
Lawyer: Pryor won't return to OSU next season
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Terrelle Pryor's career at Ohio State, which started with so much promise and potential, came to an abrupt and scandal-ridden end.
Attorney alleges unjustified strip search in Clay
The Associated Press The Associated Press LONDON, Ky. A Lexington attorney has filed a federal lawsuit in which she contends she was strip-searched without justification by two eastern Kentucky jail employees who made racial slurs after she went to a public pool with a biracial child. Jennifer C. Philpot is a lawyer who practices part-time and teaches at Eastern Kentucky University. She was in ...
Attorney: Adelman down about ruling but feels 'vindicated'
A judge's ruling against Melody Adelman was a "tough blow" for her, but she feels vindicated through his opinion that theft allegations were unsupported, Adelman's attorney said Tuesday.
Lawyer: No coordinated effort by DOJ to shut down gambling sites
Bradley Franzen, who was one of the 11 persons indicted by the U.S. government on Black Friday, has become the first to flip. The Costa Rica-based Franzen, who has admitted to tricking regulators and banks into making fraudulent deposits to online g...
Convicted killer’s attorney: Verdict skewed by religion
Convicted killer’s attorney: Verdict skewed by religion By melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 7, 2011 06:16PM MDT A defense attorney told the Utah Supreme Court on Tuesday the prosecutors who helped select Von Lester Taylor’s jury two decades ago discriminated against non-Mormons, unjustly influencing Taylor’s death sentence for a double murder. “You have a right to have a fair ...
Gazette.Net: Defense attorney: sentence in Silver Spring murder case excessive
The attorney for a man sentenced to 30 years in prison today for the 2010 murder of a District principal who lived in Silver Spring believes her client’s sentence was unjust.
Testimony in Anthony trial focuses on car smell
An attorney for a mother charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter suggested Tuesday that a crime scene investigator altered crucial evidence.
Young lawyer takes on top firm amid claims of workplace sexism
A YOUNG lawyer has filed a sexual harassment claim against the top-tier law firm Clayton Utz, claiming it is a hostile place for women to work.
Lawyer: Ampatuan assets freeze came 500 days late
An appellate court order freezing the assets of 28 Ampatuan clan members may have come a year and a half late, a lawyer said Wednesday. Lawyer Harry Roque said the 20-day freeze order from the Court of Appeals came after he sued members of the AMLC for not acting quick to freeze the said assets.
Seattle police management slams city attorney
The Seattle City Attorney has "lost objectivity" and made a "deplorable miscarriage of justice," according to the association representing sworn police lieutenants and captains. But City Attorney Pete Holmes says his actions are based on law, not politics.
Attorney Killed, Struck by Lightning?
A Shreveport attorney dies after reportedly being struck by lightning. It happened around 7:00 Tuesday evening at the East Ridge Country Club. A manager there tells us 49-year-old Jay Greenleaf was
Attorney: Man charged in Cape resident's shooting death plans to plead not guilty
FARMINGTON — The defense attorney for the 24-year-old man charged in the shooting death of his friend plans to enter a not guilty plea for what he calls a tragic accident.
City Attorney criticizes ignored traffic safety issue
SAN DIEGO -- City Attorney Jan Goldsmith Tuesday heaped unusually harsh criticism on city officials for ignoring road safety problems that led to the death of a motorcyclist in front of the County Administration Building.
Lawyer pleads not guilty to wife's murder
Prominent lawyer Lloyd Rayney has formally pleaded not guilty in a Perth court to the 2007 murder of his wife.
Lawyer pleads not guilty to wife's murder
Prominent lawyer Lloyd Rayney has formally pleaded not guilty in a Perth court to the 2007 murder of his wife.
City likely to hire contract attorney in hopes of avoiding past flaws
Two City Council members support the hiring of a contracted firm to take care of the city’s attorney services, in hopes of avoiding the troubles the city has faced during its last 15 years with an in-house attorney.
Lawyer pleads not guilty to murder
Prominent lawyer Lloyd Rayney has formally pleaded not guilty in court to the 2007 murder of his wife.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne angry at feds' brief
State Attorney General Tom Horne is blasting President Barack Obama for getting involved in another Arizona lawsuit.
Lawyer bills spiral in Jacksonville public records lawsuit against pension fund
Jacksonville's Police and Fire Pension Fund has apparently spent about $160,000 defending itself from a public records lawsuit that started over a bill for $326.
Attorney: Suing state an option for Flagler schools to recover funds
The Flagler County School Board is considering asking the state to repay local money spent to meet class-size requirements, but if and how they'll recoup those dollars is unclear.
Robert Sivick named new city attorney
Former Howard County Attorney Robert Sivick, who also is a former Omaha city councilman and former member of the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, has been selected to be Grand Island’s next city attorney.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne angry at feds' brief
State Attorney General Tom Horne is blasting President Barack Obama for getting involved in another Arizona lawsuit.
Attorney General Abbott Supports Signing Of Human Trafficking Prevention Legislation
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined Gov. Rick Perry today at a ceremony where the governor signed human trafficking prevention legislation into law.
Lawyer: Pryor won't return to Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Terrelle Pryor's career at Ohio State, which started with so much promise and potential, came to an abrupt and scandal-ridden end. The Ohio State quarterback announced through his lawyer Tuesday that he would not play for the Buckeyes this season.