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DA vows 'fair result' soon into probe of homeless man's death
A California district attorney promised Thursday a "just and fair result" soon as his office probes the death of a homeless, schizophrenic man who succumbed to injuries following a "a violent and desperate struggle" with police officers.
Attorney to fight Carter's overturned conviction
The Rockland County District Attorney vows to fight a court ruling that overturned former New York 1 anchor Dominic Carter's conviction for attempted assault on his wife.
Lawyer: Former Rutgers student didn't mean to spy on roommate
HADDONFIELD, N.J. - A lawyer for a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's...
Lawyer: Rutgers roommate didn't mean to spy
Attorney for Dharun Ravi says prosecutors got it all wrong in the case that is linked to Tyler Clementi's suicide
Lawyer: NJ student didn't mean to spy on roommate
A lawyer for a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man says in newly filed legal papers that prosecutors got it all wrong and that the case should be dropped.
Lawyer who spied on women at tanning salon gets probation
David Taylor Kaye, 43, of San Marcos pleaded guilty in June to two counts of secretly filming a person and two counts of peeking through a hole or opening into a private area, all misdemeanors.
Attorney General will not investigate meetings complaint against village
With the Ruidoso Village Council backtracking and voting again Tuesday to approve a water rights agreement, the New Mexico Attorney General probably will not pursue an investigation of a previous vote that was the target of a complaint by a government watchdog group.
Henrico lawyer, charged with embezzling $1 million, helped investigate his crimes
At 6 feet, 2 inches tall and weighing 290 pounds, William Orr Smith is hard to miss.
Hotels reach settlement with attorney general
Connecticut's attorney general says he's reached a settlement with two hotel owners and a hotel-management company over his accusations that they fixed room rates. Attorney General George Jepsen
Lawyer: Student apologized for gay video
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Aug. 12 (UPI) -- The New Jersey grand jury that charged a college student with recording his roommate caressing another man was given incomplete information, lawyers said.
Edgewater borough attorney pay to be discussed
The change in payment procedure for the borough attorney will come up again at next week's council meeting.
Lawyer seeks Oakland judge's removal
Attorney Robert Larin, along with WSU law professor Kenneth Mogill, filed a motion this week asking Bloomfield Hills 48th District Judge Kimberly Small to disqualify herself from hearing a matter involving a drunken driver represented by Larin because of her history of aggressive sentencing.
Attorney seeks dismissal of newest Murphy charge
LAS CRUCES - The attorney representing an embattled state judge accused of bribery has asked to have the latest charge thrown out.
Momentum Builds in Illinois Race to Replace Lake County State's Attorney
Attorney Mike Nerheim announces run as Republican with the right experience to serve justice and fairness for all citizens, not politics. Candidate's commitment to social media represents evidence of his determination to bring fresh, more technically advanced change to office previously criticized for lack of DNA evidence knowledge and technology. Waukegan, IL (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Lake County ...
Attorney general's office offers seniors fresh insights into fending off scammers
DECATUR - Ruby Condiff got a phone call many people dread: The caller said her grandchild had been injured in an accident and needed help. She listened, but it wasn't so she could help her grandchild, she said.
Postal Service faults Phila. lawyer
A prominent Democratic lawyer and former member of the board of governors of the U.S. Postal Service has been accused of misconduct for pressing postal officials to settle a real estate dispute involving a friend and political ally.
Lawyer: Drop case in webcam inquiry
A lawyer for a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man says in new legal papers that prosecutors got it all wrong and that the case should be dropped.
Postal Service faults Phila. lawyer
A prominent Democratic lawyer and former member of the board of governors of the U.S. Postal Service has been accused of misconduct for pressing postal officials to settle a real estate dispute involving a friend and political ally.
District attorney's office denies wrongdoing
A response to a sexual harassment lawsuit against the 27th Judicial District Attorney's Office has denied all allegations of wrongdoing and requested a trial by jury.
Lawyer seeks Oakland judge's removal
Attorney Robert Larin, along with Wayne State University law professor Kenneth Mogill, filed a motion this week asking Bloomfield Hills 48th District Judge Kimberly Small to disqualify herself from hearing a matter involving a drunken driver represented by Larin because of her history of aggressive sentencing.
Lawyer: N.J. student didn't mean to spy on roommate
HADDONFIELD, N.J. - A lawyer for a former Rutgers University student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate's intimate encounter with another man says in newly filed legal papers that prosecutors got it all wrong and that the case should be dropped.
Attorney for Golden Gate teen accused of killing parents asks to ban cameras from courtroom
An attorney this morning is asking a judge to ban cameras from the courtroom in the case of a 15-year-old boy accused of shooting and killing his...
Lawyer: Rutgers Student Dharun Ravi Didn’t Mean To Spy On Roommate
In newly filed legal papers, that Dharun Ravi's lawyer says prosecutors got it all wrong in the death case of Tyler Clementi and that the charges should be dropped.
Shaman Lawyer Warns Sheen to Avoid TV Kill Off Episode
In light of his former character’s demise on “Two and A Half Men,” Shaman Lawyer Vincent Presti suggests that Charlie Sheen avoid the episode to prevent any bad karma from impacting his future career plans.New York, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2011 Shaman Lawyer Vincent Presti, an I Wanna Be On® Packaged Personality, has grave concerns about the forthcoming Two and A Half Men episode that officially ...
Kinkel lawyer takes appeal to federal court
A lawyer for Springfield school shooter Kip Kinkel has filed a federal court challenge to Kinkel's prison sentence of more than 111 years for the 1998 shooting spree that killed his parents and two fellow Thurston High School students and wounded 25 others. Kinkel's state court appeals are exhausted but his arguments remain much the same. His lawyer says Kinkel was mentally ill and the trial ...
Defense attorney confident of Quinlanâs innocence
Defense Attorney Robert Clune said Wednesday there is currently no update on when his client, Tioga County Legislator Andy Quinlan, will be in court for a gambling charge from his June arrest.
Va. suit: Bank of NY Mellon overcharged pension
Virginia's attorney general filed suit Thursday against the Bank of New York Mellon, accusing the custodian of the state's $54 billion pension fund of "unconscionable" conduct by overcharging for foreign currency transactions.
Va. suit: Bank of NY Mellon overcharged pension
Virginia's attorney general filed suit Thursday against the Bank of New York Mellon, accusing the custodian of the state's $54 billion pension fund of "unconscionable" conduct by overcharging for foreign currency transactions.
Mubarak's attorney seeks criminal records
CAIRO, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's attorney says he wants to see criminal records of protesters hurt or killed in the uprising leading to Mubarak's exit.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Number of Hate Crimes in California Holds Steady
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the number of reported hate crimes in California held steady in 2010. In 2010, there were 1,107 hate crime events reported statewide, and in 2009 the number of hate crimes reported statewide was 1,100.
US Attorney’s Office Sentencing, Indictment Log
The following is the sentencing activity released by US Attorney Christopher A. Crofts office of the Department of Justice’s District of Wyoming.
District attorney to probe Ga. judicial district
Authorities say a north Georgia district attorney has been appointed by the state attorney general's office to investigate potentially criminal activity within one of the state's judicial circuits.
Attorney Appeals Decision In Carneal Case
An attorney for a western Kentucky school shooter has appealed a judge's decision that he waited too long to try and withdraw his guilty plea to killing three classmates and wounding five in 1997. Public defender Tim Arnold filed a notice of appeal with the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday night. Arnold represents Michael Adam Carneal, who pleaded guilty in 1998 to attacking ...
Russia doctors charged over lawyer death
Russia charges two prison doctors with negligence for the high-profile custodial death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, investigators say.
Attorney: Colo couple charged in artifacts case lost everything
When 76-year-old Carl Lavern Crites stood before U.S. District Judge Dee Benson Thursday, he stood as a man stripped of nearly everything.
Pot not likely to be decriminalized on Miami Beach, city attorney says
Miami Beach's city attorney says activists pushing to decriminalize personal stashes of marijuana in the city are smoking something if they think their proposed charter amendment will hold up to a legal challenge.
Ex-HMO attorney named head regulator of California health plans
Brent Barnhart was named by Gov. Jerry Brown this week to lead the California Department of Managed Health Care, which regulates HMO health coverage for more than 21 million Californians.
Lawyer Should Get as Long as 46 Months in Prison in Inside Case, U.S. Says
Jason Goldfarb, an attorney who pleaded guilty to passing inside information from two other lawyers to ex-Galleon Group LLC trader Zvi Goffer, should spend as long as three years and 10 months in prison, the U.S. said.
City moves to hire lawyer to probe homeless death
City officials moved Friday toward hiring a lawyer to investigate the death of a mentally ill homeless man after a violent confrontation with police in this Southern California suburb.
Attorney general hopeful pushes campaign in Tupelo
TUPELO – Republican Jim Simpson says he’s not wasting any time asking Mississippi voters for support in his campaign for attorney general. Simpson, unopposed in the GOP primary, takes on longtime Attorney Gen. Jim Hood of Chickasaw County in the Nov. 8 general election.
Lawyer says family wants police to tell of beating of mentally ill homeless man in California
LOS ANGELES - The lawyer for the father of a mentally ill homeless man who died after a violent confrontation with Fullerton, Calif., police is asking officers to step forward to tell the family what happened.
Lawyer: Drop Charges in Clementi Case
The attorney for a teenager accused of spying on his former Rutgers University roommate Tyler Clementi -- who then committed suicide last September -- asked that all charges be dropped because prosecutors withheld evidence from the grand jury, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
Lawyer for accused murderer says Covington couldn't help bipolar rage
By John Barry, Times Staff Writer Friday, August 12, 2011 TAMPA — A court hearing Friday for Edward Covington, accused of mutilating and murdering his girlfriend and her two small children on Mother's Day 2008, provided a glimpse of his coming defense: Covington had gone off his "mood stabilizer" medications after losing his medical coverage and had fallen into an uncontrollable bipolar rage. In ...
Attorney general advises investors to do their homework to avoid scammers
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper expects to see more reports of investment scams. The ups and downs on Wall Street this past week lend opportunity for con artists to concoct get-rich-quick ideas that entice down-and-out investors.
Ex-HMO attorney named head regulator of California health plans
A former attorney for one of the nation's largest health maintenance organizations has been picked to run the California agency that oversees health plans.
EXCLUSIVE: Defense Attorney Says Shooting was Self Defense
The defense attorney for a 22-year-old man charged with his stepfather's murder says his client shot in self defense.
Attorney General Gansler Secures Guilty Plea From Tax Preparer Ronald Randle
Tax Preparer Convicted on Six CountsBALTIMORE, MD - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has secured ...
California town advances plan for review of homeless man's death
The Fullerton City Council directed its attorney Friday to prepare an agreement with an independent consultant to review last month's police arrest of a homeless man who sustained injuries and later died.
N.C. attorney general seeks new law on phony paperwork
N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper is pushing for new legislation to combat the rising tide of bogus documents being filed in county offices across the state.
Hindraf’s UK lawyer Imran Khan deported
By Athi Shankar, FMT GEORGE TOWN: Hindraf Makkal Sakti’s UK-based lawyer Imran Khan was deported back to United Kingdom upon his arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport at 1.50pm on Friday. London-based Hindraf chairman P Waythamoorthy said Imran Khan, a prominent British human rights lawyer, was forced by the Malaysian authorities to fly back to England at 2am on Saturday, 12 hours after ...