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Attorney: Astorga unfairly targeted
Cop killer Michael Astorga is in the fight for his life
Jefferson's lawyer to ask Miles for QB's reinstatement
The lawyer for Jordan Jefferson says he will ask the university and coach Les Miles on Tuesday to consider lifting the LSU quarterback's suspension while the legal process plays out in the case of a recent bar brawl involving numerous LSU players.
Lawyer Engaged For 2G Case Was In Panel: Khurshid
New Delhi, Aug 29: A lawyer engaged to appear for government in a 2G scam related case was in a panel of "senior counsel-special engagement in Supreme Court," Parliament was told today.
Montana Attorney General Bullock expected to launch bid for governor
HELENA - Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock has scheduled several "campaign-kickoff" events around the state next week, where the Democrat is expected to launch his campaign for governor in 2012, the Missoulian State Bureau has learned.
Attorney: D.A. missed chance to prosecute
An attorney for a Rancho Cucamonga developer accused of conspiring with San Bernardino County officials to gain a $102 million settlement says prosecutors have failed to provide him with documents and other evidence that will exonerate his client. Special Section: SB County Watch
Attorney wants judges to consider Munchinski decision in Blystone appeal
Before a federal appeals court decides if a convicted killer should have received a hearing on the merits of his conviction, his attorney wants the judges to consider the recent reversal of a convicti
Hall County adds deputy county attorney
The Hall County Board of Supervisors has added another attorney to the Hall County attorney's office.
Attorney: D.A. missed chance to prosecute
An attorney for a Rancho Cucamonga developer accused of conspiring with San Bernardino County officials to gain a $102 million settlement says prosecutors have failed to provide him with documents and other evidence that will exonerate his client. Special Section: SB County Watch
Attorney general freezes local store's assets
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott charged a Laredo furniture store and its owners with violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
Attorney: D.A. missed chance to prosecute
An attorney for a Rancho Cucamonga developer accused of conspiring with San Bernardino County officials to gain a $102 million settlement says prosecutors have failed to provide him with documents and other evidence that will exonerate his client.
Lawyer Speaks on Courtroom Commotion
There was a lot of commotion and drama in provincial court in St. John's on Monday. Alleged murderer Philip Pynn discharged his lawyer, Averill Baker, and expressed concerns that it was taking too long for the Crown to release disclosure regarding his case.
Attorney General seeks dismissal of one fair collapse lawsuit
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general wants a judge to dismiss one of the lawsuits filed over the Indiana State Fair's deadly stage collapse. Attorney General Greg Zoeller asked a Marion County judge Monday to throw out a suit filed by Indianapolis law firm Cohen & Malad, arguing that it didn't follow the legal process in suing on behalf of Indianapolis resident Angela Fischer. Fischer ...
Lawyer Fedur: Pukach providing very interesting, but secret, testimony
Andriy Fedur, a lawyer for Lesia Gongadze, the mother of murdered journalist Georgy Gongadze, has said former Head of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry's External Surveillance Department Oleksiy Pukach gave very interesting testimony at a court session on Tuesday.
Lawyer seeks reinstatement for Jefferson
The attorney for suspended LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson wants his client reinstated to the LSU football team and plans to present his case to university officials on Tuesday. Lewis Unglesby said Jefferson was not fighting with anyone outside Shady's Bar and is being punished for the wrong reason. Jefferson and reserve linebacker Josh Johns were arrested and charged with felony second-degree ...
Lawyer seeks reinstatement for Jefferson
The attorney for suspended LSU quarterback Jordan Jefferson wants his client reinstated to the LSU football team and plans to present his case to university officials on Tuesday. Lewis Unglesby said Jefferson was not fighting with anyone outside Shady's Bar and is being punished for the wrong reason. Jefferson and reserve linebacker Josh Johns were arrested and charged with felony second-degree ...
Lawyer asks for sanctions, default judgment in slain stripper case
Detroit— A lawyer for relatives of slain exotic dancer Tamara "Strawberry" Greene wants several city lawyers to pay sanctions for failing to preserve evidence and asked a federal judge to order a default judgment against the city in a $150 million civil lawsuit.
Lawyer charged in connection to Monroe Co. Jail escape back in court
The lawyer accused of helping two men escape from the Monroe County Jail was back in court Tuesday along with four other defendants...
Lawyer Seeks Plea In Pa. Fake Pregnancy Case
The attorney for a Pennsylvania woman accused of taking her friend's infant niece and claiming it has her own says he's seeking a plea deal for his client.
Lawyer asks for sanctions, default judgment in slain stripper case
Detroit— A lawyer for relatives of slain exotic dancer Tamara "Strawberry" Greene wants several city lawyers to pay sanctions for failing to preserve evidence and asked a federal judge to order a default judgment against the city in a $150 million civil lawsuit.
Attorney to ask for hearing to argue self defense for Collier teen charged in stabbing death
A defense attorney today says he will ask a judge to schedule a hearing to argue a case of self defense for a Collier County teenager accused of...
Lawyer wants suspension lifted for Jordan Jefferson
The lawyer for Louisiana State quarterback Jordan Jefferson said he will ask the university and coach Les Miles today to consider lifting his suspension while the legal process plays out in the case of a recent bar brawl involving numerous players.
David Bergstein sues former lawyer for $50 million
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Film financier David Bergstein is suing his former attorney Teri Zimon for $50 million, alleging that she helped encourage his creditors to drive him into involuntary bankruptcy.
Orie's attorney calls new charges 'vindictive maneuver'
The attorney for state Sen. Jane Orie this morning called the new charges filed against her a "vindictive maneuver" designed to influence his client's pending appeal before the state Superior Court.
Orie's attorney calls new charges 'vindictive maneuver'
The attorney for state Sen. Jane Orie this morning called the new charges filed against her a "vindictive maneuver" designed to influence his client's pending appeal before the state Superior Court.
New charges against Sen. Jane Orie are 'vindictive maneuver,' attorney says
PITTSBURGH — The attorney for state Sen. Jane Orie claims there's nothing new to the additional criminal charges filed against her by Allegheny County prosecutors, contending the move is a "vindictive maneuver" meant to influence the her pending Superior Court appeal aimed at preventing a retrial on public corruption charges.
Orie attorney: Charges 'vindictive,' nothing new
The attorney for state Sen. Jane Orie claims there's nothing new to the additional criminal charges filed against her by Allegheny County prosecutors, contending the move is a "vindictive maneuver" meant to influence the her pending Superior Court appeal aimed at preventing a retrial on public corruption charges.
'Break-in' lawyer's trial set to start today
A Carlsbad lawyer who prosecutors say broke a window in a foreclosed Newport Coast house with the help of the former homeowner to try to get inside and repossess the residence faces trial today in Orange County.
U.S. Attorney for Arizona resigns in wake of Fast and Furious investigation
Dennis Burke, U.S. Attorney for Arizona, resigned Tuesday morning effective immediately.
State Attorney General hits auto safety
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has accused four motor vehicle inspectors of issuing more than 7,000 safety inspection certificates without testing the vehicles.
US Attorney for Arizona Resigns
U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke has submitted his resignation to President Barack Obama.
St. Charles district attorney announces retirement
St. Charles Parish District Attorney Harry Morel Jr. has announced he will retire from his position effective May 31. Harry Morel Jr. Morel, who has served as district attorney for nearly 33 years, said he is resigning now because he...
Lawyer asks for sanctions in stripper suit
DETROIT, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The lawyer for the family of a slain exotic dancer says the city of Detroit should have to pay for allegedly obstructing the investigation into her death.
Attorney appointed to Holladay City Justice Court
Attorney appointed to Holladay City Justice Court The Salt Lake Tribune Published Aug 30, 2011 11:58AM MDT Holladay City Manager Randy Fitts has announced the appointed of Augustus G. Chin to fill a vacancy on the Holladay City Justice Court. The position replaces Judge Daniel B. Gibbons who resigned July 5. Chin received a law degree from the University of Utah College of Law in 1995. He ...
Attorney General Encourages Vigilance For Foreign Lottery Scams
On Tuesday, West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw issued a warning that the public should stay on the lookout for international lottery scams.
U.S. Attorney for Arizona resigns in wake of Fast and Furious investigation
Dennis Burke, U.S. Attorney for Arizona, resigned Tuesday morning effective immediately.
Minn. U.S. attorney to lead ATF
WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- The U.S. attorney for Minnesota was named Tuesday as acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Justice Department said.
Lawyer confirms President Obama's half-uncle arrested by Framingham Police
 A Framingham man arrested for drunken driving last week after nearly colliding with a Framingham Police cruiser is President Barack Obama's half-uncle. Onyango Obama, 67, is Barack Obama's father's half-brother, said a spokesman for Onyango's immigration lawyer, Margaret Wong, of Cleveland, Ohio.
Bevilacqua’s lawyer seeks to close competency hearing
A lawyer for Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua said the former leader of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is too sick to come to court next month and should be allowed to testify privately at home about his health and how he handled years of allegations that local priests had molested children.
State asks Neb. high court to deem games illegal
The Nebraska Attorney General's office is taking its case against a barroom jackpot video game to the state Supreme Court, seeking to have the machines declared illegal gambling devices.
U.S. Attorney: Larry Page Knew About, Allowed Pharmacy Ads
Documents, emails, and witnesses confirm that Google CEO Larry Page knew about and allowed ads from online pharmacies for years. However, as part of the $500 million forfeiture to the Department of Justice, these documents won’t be released....
Defense Attorney: Stehley Waived Hearing to Spare Family
Dennis Stehley's attorney said Stehley understands the predicament he's in and did not want to put the girl's family through the trauma of a court hearing.
Attorney: No evidence that former pastor committed a crime
A Charleston defense attorney says he decided to accept the case of a former pastor accused or rape and kidnapping after being approached by the pastor's church members.
Minn. US Attorney Jones Named Acting ATF Director
Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones has been named acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Attorney: Counselor falsely accused of statutory rape
The attorney for a Bartlett guidance counselor charged with statutory rape says his client is innocent.
Lawyer denied Obama's Social Security info
Laguna Niguel attorney Orly Taitz, best known for persistent legal efforts to prove that President Barack Obama is...
Lawyer using 'Stand Your Ground Law' in stabbing case
The attorney for the Collier County teen accused of stabbing a 16-year-old to death at the bus stop wants the case dismissed.
Attorney accuses Judy Green of defying subpoena for documents
The prosecuting attorney in Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green's expulsion hearing says she has "refused to comply" with a subpoena and should be punished by being immediately kicked off the council.
Attorney Mark Shelnutt Speaks Out
You may remember, Attorney Mark Shelnutt was in the news back in 2010 following his arrest on charges, related to prescription drugs. That case is still pending.  The year, Shelnutt was found not guilty in federal court on 36 drug, money laundering, bribery and false statement charges.
Crittenton's Attorney Questions LA Arres
Javaris Crittenton's attorney criticized law enforcement officials Tuesday for his client's sudden arrest in Los Angeles after claiming he had reached a deal for the former NBA player to surrender in Atlanta.
T.I.'s Lawyer Dismisses Reports Of Early Release
A lawyer for rapper T. I. has shot down reports the star will walk free from prison on Wednesday (31Aug11), insisting rumours of his early release are premature. The Live Your Life hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr. , is nearing the end of his 10-month...