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Jackson appeared drunk at news conference: lawyer
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Michael Jackson was unconscious backstage before a London news conference for his "This Is It" concert series, and he appeared drunk during the announcement itself, an attorney said in court on Monday.
Vanecko lawyer says there’s no clout in David Koschman case
Terry Gillespie doesn’t call often.When he does, I know it’s not to catch up with an old Our Lady of Mercy second-grade classmate. The prominent Chicago criminal defense attorney picked up the phone last week because he had something to say.“I drove R.J. Vanecko to the police station that day,” Gillespie told me from his office in the vintage Monadnock Building across from the federal courthouse ...
Philpot's attorney: He did nothing wrong
Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot's public corruption case will go to trial, his attorney said Monday, because he did not intentionally take money that was not his.
Attorney in missing girl case wants out
The attorney for the woman charged in connection with the death of Pilar Rodriguez told a judge Monday he wants off the case.
Attorney: Fumo is bearded, heavy, and depressed
Two years into his prison sentence, Vincent J. Fumo has long hair and a beard. He's gained weight. And he's very depressed.
Lawyer for suspected child killer Robert Black challenges paper trail linking him to the Jennifer Cardy murder
A lawyer for suspected child killer Robert Black has questioned a paper trail allegedly placing him in Northern Ireland at the time a nine-year-old girl was murdered. Related Stories Abolition of duty will bring vital investment boost, say leading firms Smoking accident led to man's death in fire Three security alerts cause disruption in Derry, Lisburn and Newry Teen killed in car crash 'always ...
Attorney files tort claim on behalf of Gary student who claims assault
GARY | An attorney has filed a tort claim against Gary Community School Corp., alerting the district he intends to seek $700,000 on behalf of a 14-year-old Gary student who reportedly was sexually assaulted while her teacher was outside of the classroom.
Lawyer of Freed US Nationals Rejects Abuse Claims
TEHRAN: Lawyer of the two American nationals who were released by Iran last week categorically denied the accusations raised by the two against Tehran after their return to the US, Iran's Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
Attorney General: New York private investigators are operating illegally
Private investigators brought to Indiana by the parents of Lauren Spierer may have to stop their search for the missing IU student. Private investigators brought to Indiana by the parents of Lauren Spierer may have to stop their search for the missing IU student. A Fox59 investigation revealed the private eyes are not operating legally.
Terronez’s attorney: Conduct does not warrant suspension
Although he lied to police about buying alcohol for a minor sex-assault victim, Jeff Terronez “quickly recanted his denial,” according to the attorney who is fighting for Terronez’ law license.
Lawyer calls Amanda Knox 'she-devil'
Lawyers have described Amanda Knox, convicted of killing her roommate as a 'she-devil' and a 'witch'.
Attorney Wants Fatal Shooting Case Reopened
A local high-profile attorney is asking the district attorney's office on Monday to reopen the investigation into a deadly shooting at a transit center in Vista two years ago.
Comment on Sarah Palin's attorney threatens lawsuit over book
And the Denver Post deems this worthy of posting under their "Entertainment" section of their web page. How about posting Obama's fantasy economic plans under the "Comics" section?
Sarah Palin's attorney threatens lawsuit over book
An attorney for Sarah Palin is threatening to sue over a new book that he says defamed the Palins and contains "a series of lies and rumors."
Friends of Lansdowne lawyer outlines grounds for appeal
The lawyer for the Friends of Lansdowne has outlined the grounds upon which he plans to appeal a judge’s ruling against the group.
Lawyer calls Amanda Knox a 'she-devil'
Lawyers have described Amanda Knox, convicted of killing her roommate as a 'she-devil' and a 'witch'.
Mich. attorney general fights complaint over DPS manager's oath
Detroit— Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said it was a "mere oversight" that the governor's office failed to provide the emergency manager for Detroit Public Schools with an oath of office when he took the job in May and is asking an appeals court to deny a request for a hearing in the matter.
Lawyer calls Amanda Knox a 'she-devil'
Lawyers have described Amanda Knox, convicted of killing her roommate as a 'she-devil' and a 'witch'.
Attorney General Abbott Participates in Wildfire Briefing, Visits Displaced Texans at Bastrop County Red Cross Shelter
BASTROP, TX – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today traveled to Bastrop County, where he participated in a briefing with state and local emergency management authorities and urged local residents to take precautions during these dangerous wildfire conditions.
Lawyer says Marine offered FDNY application deadline extension but won't accept it
NEW YORK - A Marine who was awarded the Medal of Honor says he wants to become a New York City firefighter but missed the application deadline. So his lawyer asked a federal judge to extend the application period for all aspiring firefighters.
Amanda Knox murder appeal: Lawyer's tirade against killer of Meredith Kercher
Lawyer Carlo Pacelli verbally attacked Knox (pictured) at the court in Perugia, Italy, saying: 'She falsely blamed Lumumba when she knew he was innocent.'
Attorney: Cotton verdict sends message; City: $4.5 million award will not impact general fund
An attorney who helped the estate of Martin Frederick Cotton II win a more than $4.5 million jury verdict against the city of Eureka said Monday she hopes the case will have a chilling effect, deterring law enforcement from using excessive force
Lawyer keeps local gun laws in his sights
Guy Relford's lawsuits against Evansville and Hammond demand communities comply with state measure.
Lawyer: No evidence links Knox and Sollecito to murder
There was no physical trace of Amanda Knox or Rafaelle Sollecito in the room where British student Meredith Kercher was found murdered nearly four years ago, Sollecito's defense attorney said Tuesday as she began her closing arguments.
Lawyer: Knox is like Jessica Rabbit
A defense lawyer has told a court to see Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of killing her roommate, not as the "femme fatale" her accusers describe but rather as a loving young woman.
Palin attorney threatens to sue over new book
Lawyer for former Alaska governor says Joe McGinniss' "The Rogue" defames Palin family with "lies and rumors"
Amanda Knox lawyer: She's no "femme fatale"
As U.S. student's Italy murder appeal moves toward verdict, defense paints Knox as a maligned Jessica Rabbit
Amanda Knox was faithful girl in love, lawyer says
PERUGIA, Italy (Reuters) - American student Amanda Knox was a young woman in love when jailed for the murder of a roommate in an Italian university town, nothing like the man-eater portrayed in court, a lawyer for her ex-boyfriend said on Tuesday.
Amanda Knox lawyer: She's no "femme fatale"
As U.S. student's Italy murder appeal moves toward verdict, defense paints Knox as a maligned Jessica Rabbit
Lawyer challenges Section 377A of Penal Code
Lawyer files constitutional challenge on law that criminalises gay sex after client was charged for performing oral sex on partner in a public toilet. -AsiaOne
Attorney general to train officials on open public records
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri attorney general's office is planning to teach law officers and municipal government workers about the state's open records law. The state agency will teach local officials about their responsibilities when people request records dealing with accident reports, incident reports, arrest records and investigative reports. Members of the public are permitted to attend ...
Amanda Knox is no man-eater, lawyer says
American student Amanda Knox was a young woman in love when jailed for the murder of a roommate in an Italian university town, nothing like the man-eater portrayed in court, a lawyer for her ex-boyfriend said on Tuesday.
Lawyer: Amanda Knox is like Jessica Rabbit
PERUGIA, Italy - A defense lawyer told an Italian court Tuesday that Amanda Knox, the American student convicted...
Video: Jackson's ex-attorney on manslaughter trial
Michael Jackson's former Attorney Tom Mesereau speaks to Chris Wragge about the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray and the most damaging evidence facing the defense.
Lawyer says Amanda Knox is like Jessica Rabbit
A defense lawyer told an Italian court Tuesday that Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of killing her roommate, isn't a manipulating, sex-obsessed "femme fatale" as her accusers say, but is rather like Jessica Rabbit -- just drawn that way.
Sarah Palin's attorney threatens lawsuit over book
An attorney for Sarah Palin is threatening to sue over a new book that he says defamed the Palins and contains "a series of lies and rumors."
Knox is like Jessica Rabbit: lawyer
A defence lawyer has likened murder accused Amanda Knox to Jessica Rabbit, not a femme fatale described by prosecutors, just drawn that way.
Washington Attorney Exonerated in Guardian Ad Litem Case
WASHINGTON—The Statewide Grievance Committee has exonerated local attorney Barrie Goldstein of allegations that she, during her part in a child custody dispute, violated three provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Italian lawyer: Knox is no 'femme fatale'
A defense lawyer told an Italian court Tuesday that Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of killing her roommate, isn't a manipulating, sex-obsessed "femme fatale" as her accusers charge, but is rather like Jessica Rabbit — just drawn that way.
Knox is like Jessica Rabbit: lawyer
A defence lawyer has likened murder accused Amanda Knox to Jessica Rabbit, not a femme fatale described by prosecutors, just drawn that way.
Lawyer: Amanda Knox is not a femme fatale but more like Jessica Rabbit
Giulia Bongiorno compared Knox to the cartoon character, contending that she is a loving young woman who displayed immaturity and naivete at the time of the 2007 slaying.
Attorney Talks About Trinity 11 Lawsuit
The Louisiana offshore workers who were missing for three days in the Gulf of Mexico during Tropical Storm Nate are taking their case to the courts. Ted Derise Jr. of New Iberia, Jeremy Parfait of Houma, along with family of Craig Myers, one of the deceased workers from New Iberia, filed a lawsuit last week. The family tells their attorney, they want the tragedy to change offshore regulations ...
Lawyer likens Amanda Knox to Jessica Rabbit at appeals trial
Amanda Knox, convicted of the brutal murder of Meredith Kercher, continues her appeal today in an Italian court.
Lawyer: Indiana coroner was told he could take money
HAMMOND, Ind. — An attorney for indicted Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot says his client took $24,700 he is charged with stealing only after a lawyer told him it was legal.
Attorney Talks About Trinity II Lawsuit
The Louisiana offshore workers who were missing for three days in the Gulf of Mexico during Tropical Storm Nate are taking their case to the courts. Ted Derise Jr. of New Iberia, Jeremy Parfait of Houma, along with family of Craig Myers, one of the deceased workers from New Iberia, filed a lawsuit last week. The family tells their attorney, they want the tragedy to change offshore regulations ...
Lawyer likens Amanda Knox to Jessica Rabbit at appeals trial
Amanda Knox, convicted of the brutal murder of Meredith Kercher, continues her appeal today in an Italian court.
Lawyer: Amanda Knox was Faithful Girl in Love
Lawyer compares Amanda Knox to Jessica Rabbit American student Amanda Knox was a young woman in love when jailed for the murder of a roommate in an Italian university town, nothing like the man-eater portrayed in court, a lawyer for her ex-boyfriend said on Tuesday.
Attorney: Amanda Knox Is No 'Femme Fatale'
A defense lawyer told an Italian court Tuesday that Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of killing her roommate, isn't a manipulating, sex-obsessed "femme fatale" as her accusers charge, but is rather like Jessica Rabbit -- just drawn that way.
Lawyer calls Amanda Knox a 'woman in love'
PERUGIA, Italy, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. student Amanda Knox, appealing a murder conviction for her roommate's death in Italy, was a woman in love, not a she-devil as claimed, an attorney said.
Lawyer: Amanda Knox Is Jessica Rabbit, Not 'She Devil'
The defense of Amanda Knox began today after the Italian jury listened to three days of lawyers blaming the American college student of being a sex obsessed "she devil" who orchestrated the murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Instead of a she devil, attorney Giulia Bongiorno told the court, Knox is more like Jessica Rabbit.