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Bucks lawyer gets 10-25 for fatal hunting accident
A Montgomery County lawyer yesterday was sentenced to 10 to 25 years in prison for his role in the shooting death of a married father of two during a Bucks County hunting expedition last year.
Lawyer David Manilla gets 10 to 25 years in hunter's killing
The sentencing judge called him "lucky" for avoiding a murder rap. That was the only good fortune ascribed Friday to Montgomery County lawyer David Manilla.
Interrogation improper, lawyer says
MT. CLEMENS The attorney for a Clinton Township grandmother accused of drowning her 4-year-old grandson in January 2010 argued in Macomb County Circuit Court on Friday that township police improperly interrogated his client.
Lawyer seeks to suppress at trial woman's jail statements to police
Mount Clemens— The attorney for a woman charged in the drowning death of her 4-year-old grandson is seeking to have statements she made to police suppressed at her trial.
Attorney General Issues Craigslist Scam Warning
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says two people in Columbus used Craigslist hundreds of times to lure in unsuspecting shoppers. Get the story.
Judge a campaign by its lawyer
Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann may represent competing visions of the direction of the Republican Party, but both their presidential campaigns are relying on legal advice from partners at Patton Boggs, the Washington power law firm that pioneered innovative fundraising strategies for 2008 GOP White House hopefuls that left advocates for reducing the role of money in politics crying foul.
Attorney general overturns RTC board’s vote on bus contract
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Ex-attorney charged in Ponzi scheme
A former San Francisco attorney has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly defrauding friends and relatives of $7 million in a Ponzi scheme that spanned more than five years. Robert Tunnell, Jr., 72, of San... Presented By: Helping the first responders respond 25% faster in the City of Madrid. Helping the first responders respond 25% faster in the City of Madrid. To put emergency ...
Relatives boycott Yemen shooting trial: lawyer
SANAA/ADEN (Reuters) - Victims' families boycotted the start of the trial in Sanaa on Saturday of 78 people accused of killing 53 protesters at a rally demanding that the Yemeni president stand down, a lawyer for the families said.
Lawyer: Man shot by police could suffer loss of mobility
PORTLAND – A man shot by a Portland officer who intended to use beanbag rounds could suffer permanent damage from his bullet wounds, his lawyer said. As first reported in The Oregonian , 20-year-old William Kyle Monroe, of Bremerton, Washington, remains hospitalized with injuries to the sciatic nerve on his left side, which his lawyer said could lead to loss of mobility. More: Police fire lethal ...
Former W.Va. lawyer works to preserve Pilgrim history
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A lawyer who once practiced in West Virginia is now working to preserve the early history of the Pilgrims and Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Michael Farber works with people who recently built an exact replica of the Elizabeth Tilley...
SC on right to lawyer
New Delhi, July 9:Persons called for questioning in connection with economic offences cannot insist on the presence of a lawyer, the Supreme Court has ruled.A two-judge bench said such people could not strictly be considered accused and there was no reason to "impute" motives to officers of the state that they would try to nail innocent persons.However, once a suspect was named an accused, he or ...
NorCal Attorney Accused Of Ponzi Scheme
A former San Francisco attorney is facing charges that he defrauded investors of $7 million in a Ponzi scheme.
Attorney general offers training 
for police officers in time of scarce resources
As resources — police officers and funding — become more scarce, the importance of continuing training programs for officers becomes even more vital, according to the area’s top cops.The irony is that as budgets get slashed, money for training is often the first to go.
Charleston attorney hired for S.C. State
ORANGEBURG -- South Carolina State University has hired a Charleston attorney to advise its board of trustees.
Critics file complaint about Colorado hospital-buyout deal with state attorney general
The Colorado Health Foundation's $1.45 billion deal to sell its share of Denver's largest hospital group to a for-profit chain may be underpriced in a closed-door deal and undercutting community interests, according to objections lodged with the state attorney general.
Ex-attorney charged in Ponzi scheme
A former San Francisco attorney has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly defrauding friends and relatives of $7 million in a Ponzi scheme that spanned more than five years. Robert Tunnell, Jr., 72, of San...
DVD reviews: McConaughey drives 'Lincoln Lawyer'
"The Lincoln Lawyer" is a throwback - one of those well-made old-fashioned thrillers made for adults.
Attorney: Madden acted in self-defense
MURFREESBORO — The attorney representing the MTSU student indicted in the killing of her roommate, a Lady Raiders basketball star, maintains the death was a result of self-defense.
Rex Bell Jr., former Clark County district attorney, dies at 76
Rex Bell Jr., former Clark County district attorney, Las Vegas justice of the peace and the son of Hollywood royalty, died Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 76.
Casey Anthony's Lawyer Toast Explanation Recap
Casey Anthony's defense lawyer tells TMZ that his team popped bubbly and raised their glasses after the not guilty verdict because
Former corporate lawyer now trekking across country with faithful canine companion, Mabel
His career’s gone to the dogs, but that’s how former corporate bankruptcy lawyer Tyler Coulson wants it. He chucked his lucrative job with a high-powered Chicago law firm in March and set out on a cross-country trek – but not before picking a canine companion from the pound. The...
Casey Anthony lawyer: Client, attorneys, jurors have received death threats
Casey Anthony may have been acquitted of murder, but death continues to haunt her, as well as everyone around the reviled Florida woman.
San Francisco attorney charged with defrauding investors
A former San Francisco attorney is facing charges that he defrauded investors of $7 million in a Ponzi scheme.
San Francisco attorney charged with defrauding investors
A former San Francisco attorney is facing charges that he defrauded investors of $7 million in a Ponzi scheme.
Unusual legal skirmishes mark Strauss-Kahn case
With the government's case against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn foundering, public criticism of the prosecutor by the alleged victim's lawyer underscore problems if a trial takes place, legal experts say.
Lawyer seeks to oust trustee for homeless heir to millions
Adopted son of Fontainebleau founder may be on the streets again Three years after the adopted son of the man behind the famous Fontainebleau hotel surfaced as the sole heir to his mother's nearly $7 million estate, a new lawsuit in Broward's probate division seeks to replace the estate's trustee for alleged negligence.
Whistle-blower lawyer gets scolding
The state Attorney Discipline Board ordered Wednesday that Michael Stefani, who represented two former Detroit police officers in their whistle-blower lawsuit against the City of Detroit, be reprimanded.
Kilpatrick lawyer: He'll battle this indictment
A lawyer for Kwame Kilpatrick said the ex-mayor would fight the 19-count indictment on mail fraud and tax charges.
Kwame Kilpatrick gearing up for fight, lawyer says
A lawyer for Kwame Kilpatrick said Thursday that the ex-Detroit mayor would fight Wednesday's indictment. "Mr. Kilpatrick will vigorously defend these allegations," Farmington Hills attorney Arnold Reed said at a news conference. He said an indictment is no evidence of guilt and that Kilpatrick committed no crime.
Let the public see Tamara Greene files, lawyer asks
The request comes after the Free Press obtained a copy of the city's detailed motion seeking dismissal of the lawsuit charging a coverup in the exotic dancer's death.
Former S.F. attorney indicted in Ponzi scheme
A former San Francisco attorney has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly defrauding friends and relatives of $7 million in a Ponzi scheme that spanned more than five years. Robert Tunnell Jr., 72, of San...
Lawyer: Enrico Ponzo's ex owned gun cache
The Boston lawyer for accused mobster Enrico Ponzo claims the government has evidence that the cache of guns and...
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Lawyer removal sought
Should a lawyer whose client is murdered be allowed to represent a defendant accused of killing the victim? That's the question in the capital murder case against Ricky Kelly and his co-defendant, Dion Neal.
Lawyer for Rod Petrecivic says no money to fund defence
A former finance company boss whose family has a trust worth millions has pleaded poverty in court today.
New Jersey Patent Attorney Stuart M. Goldstein Helps Client Receive Patent on Design for Camera Embedded within ...
New Jersey Patent Attorney, Stuart M. Goldstein, partner and founding shareholder of the law firm of Hollstein Keating Cattell Johnson & Goldstein PC, has been successful in obtaining the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 7,937,880 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a Camera Integrated Firearm System and Method.Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 New Jersey Patent Attorney, Stuart M ...
Former S.F. attorney indicted in Ponzi scheme
A former San Francisco attorney has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly defrauding friends and relatives of $7 million in a Ponzi scheme that spanned more than five years. Robert Tunnell Jr., 72, of San...
Lawyer tells prospective jurors Clemens may not testify
The attorney for Roger Clemens gave his strongest hint yet that the former baseball star may not testify in his trial on charges of lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs as he pressed potential jurors not to hold Clemens' silence against him.
Lawyer: Murdoch hasn't apologized
The family of a murdered British girl whose phone was hacked by people working for the News of the World will meet Britain's deputy prime minister Monday, keeping the scandal in the public eye despite the abrupt closure of the best-selling tabloid on Sunday.
Vermilion County State's Attorney's Office could soon get new lawyer
DANVILLE — The county plans to use some of its newly-acquired wind turbine revenue to hire a new attorney in the Vermilion County state's attorney's office. The Vermilion County board will vote at Tuesday's meeting on an ordinance to funnel an additional $45,000 to the state's attorney's office. read more
New Book Makes Business Law Real by Adding Dose of Fiction
Author and lawyer, Coco Soodek, takes a “novel” approach to help people start and run a business in her new book, Birth to Buyout: Law for the Life Cycle of Your Business. Birth to Buyout is published by Profit and Laws Press, which specializes in making business law handy and understandable for American entrepreneurs.Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 Profit and Laws, Inc. ...
Maid's lawyer wants DSK case to continue as French police take statement from Paris accuser
US prosecutors routinely pursue cases that rely on witnesses with credibility problems similar to those dogging the accuser of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, because jurors can accept that someone can lie about one thing and tell the truth about another, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing...
Lawyer worried about Casey Anthony safety after jail, says she needs help re-entering society
ORLANDO, Fla. - One of Casey Anthony's defence lawyers says he's worried about her safety once she's released from jail after being acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter.
Casey Anthony's Safety Post-Release Worries Lawyer
Lawyer worried about Casey Anthony safety after jail, says she needs help re-entering society
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Casey Anthony attorney: ‘She did not kill her child’
Cheney Mason, a member of defense team for the Florida mom whose acquittal has sparked widespread outrage, said Monday he believed her story “from the first time I met her.” He also said Anthony’s relationship with her parents is “pretty well burned.”
Huntsville attorney Chris Messervy seeks District Court judge's seat
Huntsville attorney Chris Messervy, 33, hopes to become one of those busy judges next year. He has announced his candidacy to run as a Republican for the seat currently held by Judge Lynn Sherrod.
Attorney Henry A. Callaway III receives national award for pro bono work
MOBILE, Alabama -- Mobile attorney Henry A. Callaway III has been named a recipient of a national award from the Alabama Bar Association recognizing his work in delivering legal assistance to low-income residents.
Attorney hints that Clemens may not testify
The attorney for Roger Clemens gave his strongest hint yet that the former baseball star may not testify in his trial on charges of lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs.