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Attorney: Casey Anthony is back in Florida
Casey Anthony has returned to Florida.
Lawyer: Penis amputee doesn't feel like a man
The lawyer for a Kentucky man suing a doctor for amputating his penis told jurors Monday his client "doesn't feel like a man."
McLin’s attorney cites communication failure as reason for withdrawal
DAYTON — The attorney representing suspended funeral director Scherrie McLin was granted permission last week by a Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge to withdraw as McLin’s counsel.In her Aug. 4 motion to withdraw, attorney Anne Frayne told Judge Steven K. Dankof that it was impossible for her law practice to represent McLin and McLin Funeral Home, Inc., 2801 N. Gettysburg Ave., “when ...
Lawyer says client doesn't feel like a man after penis removal
SHELBYVILLE, Ky. - The lawyer for a Kentucky man suing a doctor for amputating his penis told jurors Monday his client "doesn't feel like a man."
Attorney: Documents show Vatican controls priests
An attorney for a man who says he was sexually abused by an Oregon priest in the 1960s says newly released Vatican documents show the Holy See controls placement and removal of offending priests.
Attorney: Casey Anthony is back in Florida (watch video)
Speaking Sunday on Fox News' "Geraldo at Large," Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, said she's in Florida and will report to a probation office if an appeal fails.
Attorney says newly produced documents show Vatican had firm control over offending priests
MINNEAPOLIS - An attorney for a man who says he was sexually abused by an Oregon priest in the 1960s says newly released Vatican documents show the Holy See controls placement and removal of offending priests.
Attorney: Casey Anthony Has Returned to Florida
ORLANDO, Fla. – Casey Anthony has returned to Florida. Speaking Sunday on Fox News' "Geraldo at Large," Anthony's attorney, Jose Baez, said she's in Florida and will report to a probation office if an appeal fails.
Attorney Generals Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Arrests Shreveport Dentist
The Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit has arrested a Shreveport dentist accused of unauthorized participation in medical assistance programs after having been issued a state exclusion, announced Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell. Dr. David E. Reed, 55, of 1512 Gary Street in Shreveport, was booked with one felony count of unauthorized participation in medical assistance ...
Penis Amputee Doesn't Feel Like a Man: Lawyer
Lawyer: Client doesn't feel like a man after penis removal; doc says it was riddled by cancer
'Survivor' winner wants court-appointed lawyer
Richard Hatch, the winner of the first season of "Survivor," is claiming he's "destitute" as he seeks a court-appointed lawyer to help him appeal a nine-month sentence for failing to settle his tax bill in his tax-evasion case.
Attorney General of N.Y. Is Said to Face Pressure on Bank Foreclosure Deal
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman of New York is under pressure from the Obama administration to drop opposition to a state settlement with banks over foreclosure practices.
Strauss-Kahn Accuser’s Lawyer Asks for Special Prosecutor to Replace Vance
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. should be replaced by a special prosecutor in the case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the lawyer for the hotel housekeeper who accused him of sexual assault told a judge.
How and when to hire a lawyer
"I wish I could ask a lawyer about this, but that would be way too expensive!" This perception, universally held, need not be...
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Brief in Support of Federal Health Care Law
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit supporting the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and urging the court to affirm the states' rights to protect the health and safety of their citizens.
Lawyer to represent quake families
A lawyer will be selected over the next few weeks to represent families of earthquake victims at the Royal Commission.
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.
Lawyer indicates DSK charges dropped
Prosecutors in New York have filed papers recommending that some or all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn be dropped.
Attorney Says Released Papers Show Vatican Controls Overseas Churches
An attorney for a man who claims he was sexually abused by an Oregon priest in the 1960s, says newly released documents show the Vatican controls the removal of clergy.
Attorney general sues Murphysboro biz over dumping violations
MURPHYSBORO - The attorney general is suing a Murphysboro business over allegations of open dumping violations.
Strauss-Kahn Accuser’s Lawyer Asks for Special Prosecutor
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. should be replaced by a special prosecutor in the case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the lawyer for the hotel housekeeper who accused him of sexual assault told a judge.
Exclusive: Goldman CEO hires high-profile defense attorney
By Andrea Shalal-Esa
Lawyer Asks to Remove District Attorney From Strauss-Kahn Case
In a newly filed motion, a lawyer for the woman who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault says the district attorney, Cyrus mishandled the case.
Attorney to oversee hearings about $100 million municipal-lobby issue
CONCORD – An attorney from Sandwich has been appointed to oversee state hearings into whether a New Hampshire lobby for cities and towns owes communities more than $100 million due to years of allegedly excess health-care premiums. It’s unclear how the appointment will be taken by the Local Government Center, whose general counsel has previously said that the matter was so complex that only a ...
Goldman CEO hires high-profile attorney
Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein has hired Reid Weingarten, a high-profile Washington defense attorney whose past clients include a former Enron accounting officer, according to a government source familiar with the matter.
Saginaw manager, attorney withhold litigation list from The Saginaw News
Saginaw Manager Darnell Earley and City Attorney Thomas H. Fancher refused to release a list of unresolved litigation matters to The Saginaw News earlier this month.
Attorney: Vatican didn't turn over all documents
An attorney for a man who claims he was sexually abused by an Oregon priest in the 1960s said Monday that the Vatican failed to produce all court-ordered documents in the case, and that papers it did turn over show how the Vatican exercises firm control over the placement and removal of offending priests.
DealBook: Goldman's Shares Tumble as Firm Hires Top Lawyer
Goldman Sachs hired Reid Weingarten, a prominent criminal defense lawyer, as it expects its executives, including Lloyd C. Blankfein, the firm's chief, to be interviewed by the Justice Department.
Lawyer: Vatican withheld documents; Vatican insists otherwise
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U.S. lawyer says Vatican knew of priest's sex abuse
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - A lawyer representing a victim of priest abuse in a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic church said on Monday Vatican documents show the church hierarchy and the pope were ultimately responsible.
Attorney Melissa Brumback is Featured Panelist for Construction Webinar
Ragsdale Liggett PLLC has announced that Melissa Dewey Brumback, partner at the law firm, is a featured panel speaker for Strafford Publications webinar to be held on September 7, 2011. The webinar will provide guidance to real estate and construction counsel for drafting key provisions in construction contracts.
Attorney releases Vatican documents in sex abuse case
St. Paul attorney Jeffrey Anderson has released thousands of documents that the Vatican turned over in response to a lawsuit alleging the Church covered up a decades-old sex abuse case.
Goldman CEO hires high-profile defense attorney
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein has hired Reid Weingarten, a high-profile Washington defense attorney whose past clients include a former Enron accounting officer, according to a government source familiar with the matter.
Goldman Sachs Stock Drops After CEO Hires Criminal Defense Attorney
Reuters reported Monday afternoon that Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein has hired the high-profile defense attorney Reid Weingarten. Goldman later confirmed to The New York Times that "Blankfein and other individuals who were expected to be interviewed in connection with the Justice Department’s inquiry into certain matters raised in the PSI [Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations ...
Lawyer sentenced to work release for removing his electronic monitoring device
Attorney Bruce Jorgensen pleaded guilty to cutting off his ankle monitor, a class 3 felony, and was sentenced to 24 months probation, and 60 days work release, which allows him out of jail for 40 hours per week.
Attorney: LSU players might not speak to police
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The attorney for LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson and three of his teammates says he is not aware of any immediate plans for the players to be interviewed by police about a bar fight that allegedly involved them.
Lawyer gets probation for cutting monitoring device
A Chicago attorney who cut off a court-ordered monitoring device he was wearing while out on bond for violating an order of protection was sentenced in Cook County Circuit Court today to two years probation and ordered to enter a treatment program for alcohol abuse.
State’s attorney wants county commissioner’s testimony in hiring suit kept secret
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office wants to keep secret from the public the testimony of Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski as he was questioned under oath about the hiring of a convicted felon and sex addict at a village sports facility where Tobolski is mayor.Anita Alvarez’s office argues in a court filing that Tobolski’s testimony should be sealed from public view because “the only ...
Austin attorney arrested in judge's bribery scheme
An Austin attorney was arrested Monday on federal racketeering charges alleging bribery of an already-convicted judge as well as witnesses in state and federal cases.
District attorney asks judge to drop Strauss-Kahn case
NEW YORK -- Prosecutors from the Manhattan district attorney's office formally moved Monday to dismiss the three-month-old sexual assault case against Dominique Strauss-Kahn, filing a 25-page motion that serves as their intricate and devastating anatomy of a case collapsing.
Attorney General sends message to parents about sexting
As technology advances so does the ability of predators to target kids.   And as those predators find new ways to contact your kids, experts say parents must keep up. Recently, two men, one from Dauphin County and one from Northeastern PA were arrested for sending sexual webcam videos to who they thought were girls as young as 13.   According to the Attorney General, both men used chat rooms to ...
Goldman CEO retains lawyer; shares slump
US banking giant Goldman Sachs said Monday its top executive Lloyd Blankfein had retained a private lawyer in connection with a US Senate investigation into the mortgage meltdown and the global financial crisis.
State’s attorney wants commissioner’s testimony in hiring suit kept secret
The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office wants to keep secret from the public the testimony of Cook County Commissioner Jeff Tobolski as he was questioned under oath about the hiring of a convicted felon and sex addict at a village sports facility where Tobolski is mayor.Anita Alvarez’s office argues in a court filing that Tobolski’s testimony should be sealed from public view because “the only ...
Dearborn attorney named to DMC oversight board
LANSING — Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday announced the appointment of veteran Metro Detroit attorney Candyce Abbatt to the Board of Trustees of Legacy DMC, formerly the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).
Attorney-General speaks on religious freedom
NSW Attorney-General Greg Smith will explore the appropriate balance between religious freedom and laws that prohibit discrimination and vilification in a public address at the University of Sydney on 24 August.
Lawyer to ask Court of Appeals to release ex-Arroyo bookkeeper
The lawyer of Rowena Del Rosario, a former bookkeeper for the Arroyo-owned company LTA Inc., will be asking the the Court of Appeals (CA) to release his client from Senate detention on Tuesday afternoon.
Attorney seeks order preserving stage wreckage
An attorney is asking a northern Indiana judge to issue a temporary restraining order compelling the state to preserve the wreckage from the stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair and all documents related to it.
Attorney to oversee hearings about $100 million municipal-lobby issue
CONCORD – An attorney from Sandwich has been appointed to oversee state hearings into whether a New Hampshire lobby for cities and towns owes communities more than $100 million due to years of allegedly excess health-care premiums. It’s unclear how the appointment will be taken by the Local Government Center, whose general counsel has previously said that the matter was so complex that only a ...
Houma attorney seriously injured in Oregon plane crash
He crashed into trees behind a home
Houma attorney dies after plane crash
A Houma attorney is in critical condition in an Oregon hospital after crashing his single-engine aircraft into a group of trees Sunday afternoon, authorities said.