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Attorney calls for mistrial in Thompson murder trial
Charles W.C. Thompson’s attorney has moved for a mistrial in his first-degree murder trial and Judge Sean McPartland is currently weighing that motion.
Lawyer says Amanda Knox like Jessica Rabbit
PERUGIA, Italy -- 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.    In closing arguments before an appeals court, lawyer Giulia Bongiorno compared Knox to the cartoon character, contending ...
Lawyer compares Knox to Jessica Rabbit
PERUGIA, Italy (AP) — 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: Knox not 'femme fatale' simply immature and naive
PERUGIA, Italy (AP) — 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 h...
Lawyer mocks Amanda Knox dominatrix image
Amanda Knox is no "Venus in Furs", one of the defence lawyers at the American's ongoing appeal trial in Italy against her conviction for murdering British student Meredith Kercher said on Tuesday.
Palin Lawyer Sends 'Litigation Hold' Letter to McGinniss Publisher
COMMENTARY | The controversy surrounding the publication of "Rogue" the scandal filled and scandalous book by Joe McGinniss about Sarah Palin has taken a new turn. A lawyer for the Palin family has sent a "litigation hold" letter to Crown Books, the publisher.
Lawyer: Jackson's 'misplaced trust' led to death
Deputy District Attorney David Walgren showed jurors a slide of an apparently deceased Jackson on a gurney and said he would detail what happened in the final hours of the singer's life.
Attorney General's Office investigating Union City police chief over no-show job allegations, source says
Journal file photoThe state Attorney General's Office has launched an investigation into Union City Police Chief Charles Everett's alleged no-show security job, a source said. The state Attorney General's Office has launched an investigation into the allegations that Union City...
Attorney claims cities discriminate against Hispanics
A Birmingham attorney recently filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging several cities, including three in Shelby County, have been discriminating against Hispanic residents.
Italian lawyer says 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.
Amanda Knox no 'femme fatale' says lawyer
A defence lawyer told an Italian court Tuesday that Amanda Knox isn't a manipulating, sex-obsessed "femme fatale" as her accusers charge.
Michael Jackson died instantaneously, doctor's lawyer says
Michael Jackson's doctor: Michael Jackson died instantaneously from a combination of tranquilizers and surgical anesthetic he took without his doctor's knowledge, the physician's lawyer told jurors in an opening statement Tuesday.
Lawyer: Knox not 'femme fatale' simply immature and naive
PERUGIA, Italy (AP) — 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 h...
Jackson killed himself, doctor's lawyer claims
Michael Jackson's doctor was guilty of "gross negligence" which led to the pop icon's death, a prosecutor said Tuesday -- but the medic's lawyer countered bluntly that the star killed himself.
Italian lawyer compares U.S. student Knox to Jessica Rabbit
PERUGIA, Italy (AP) — 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. In closing arguments before an appeals ...
Attorney General Jack Conway sues National College of Kentucky
FRANKFORT — Attorney General Jack Conway sued National College of Kentucky on Tuesday, allegi
Attorney General takes another for-profit college to court
The suit says National College of Kentucky made deceptive claims about job placement successes.
Attorney General Abbott Recovers $11.3M for Texas Medicaid Program
Defendants' fraudulent pricing scheme overcharged Texas Medicaid program for generic drugs AUSTIN - ...
Attorney: Plea deal in voter fraud case
There were some bombshell allegations in the Troy voter fraud case. Specifically, an accusation that the special prosecutor arranged an invalid plea deal in order to protect democratic higher-ups.
Lawyer: NYC parents feared foster care abuse
A New York City couple took their eight children from foster care and went on the run because some of them were being abused, their lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer wins $125K settlement from Las Vegas police
Police in Las Vegas are going to pay $125,000 to a lawyer who accused a motorcycle officer of violating her civil rights by grabbing her during a traffic stop in...
Attorney Tells Details of Louisiana Offshore Workers Missing Days at Sea
The two Louisiana offshore workers who spent days missing in the Gulf of Mexico, struggling to stay alive, are slowly recovering. The ten men who abandoned their lift-boat were stranded at sea after Tropical Storm Nate tore through the Gulf. It's been almost three weeks since the offshore workers got caught up in Nate's winds and waves off the coast of Mexico, but those horrific days will likely ...
Attorney: UH Football Players Not Guilty
The attorney representing two University of Hawaii football players charged with assault following a fight in a Waikiki nightclub enters a not guilty plea at Monday's court appearance.
Attorney Brian G. Cheslack Honored with Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award from Greater Delray Beach Chamber of ...
South Florida - Attorney Brian G. Cheslack, a partner in the law firm of Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack, has been recognized by the Greater Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce as a recipient of its Ken Ellingsworth Community Service Award.
Attorney Melissa Brumback to Speak at NC Association of Defense Attorneys ' Fall Seminar
Triangle - Attorney Melissa Brumback, a partner at Ragsdale Liggett PLLC, will speak at the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys Fall Seminar in Greensboro, NC on October 14, 2011. Ms. Brumback is the presenter for Construction Law section.
Attorney wants new Pearce recall ballots
The attorney claims the ballots unfairly contain the name of a sham candidate which he says threatens the integrity of the recall election.
Interim attorney’s firm under review as city interviews job candidates
Oakdale's city council called for a formal inquiry this month into a Turlock human resource and private investigation firm formed by interim Patterson City Attorney Tom Hallinan and several former and current Oakdale city employees.
Attorney says shooting was accidental in Tate murder trial
CLINTON, Iowa — The attorney for a Clinton man accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend in  December told jurors Tuesday that it was an accident.
Iran: Lawyer for Hikers Is Arrested
Security forces on Tuesday raided the home of the lawyer who had represented the American hikers who were released from Iran last week.
Attorney General not ruffled by impeachment threat
Attorney General Julasing Wasantasing was not upset by the Democrats
Burum attorney argues DA has conflict of interest in corruption case
The attorney for Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum alleged in court today that San Bernardino County D.A. Michael A. Ramos has a conflict of interest in prosecuting him on alleged corruption charges.
Lawyer thinks Owen Sound and Walkerton jails should stay open
In my view, as a criminal lawyer, and practicing law for over 34 years, it would be a violation of s. 7, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, to close the Owen Sound and Walkerton Jails.
Lawyer: Parents got kids out of abusive foster care
A New York City couple took their eight children from foster care and went on the run because some of them were being abused, their lawyer said Tuesday.
Burum attorney argues DA has conflict of interest in corruption case
The attorney for Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum alleged in court today that San Bernardino County D.A. Michael A. Ramos has a conflict of interest in prosecuting him on alleged corruption charges.
Interim attorney’s firm under review as city interviews job candidates
Oakdale's city council called for a formal inquiry this month into a Turlock human resource and private investigation firm formed by interim Patterson City Attorney Tom Hallinan and several former and current Oakdale city employees.
Penman, McKenna scrap over issues in city attorney forum
SAN BERNARDINO - Accusations flew from both candidates Tuesday night in Council Chambers during a forum that pitted City Attorney James F. Penman against challenger David McKenna.
Defense Attorney in Amanda Knox Trial Compares Her to Jessica Rabbit
A defense attorney in the Amanda Knox trial compared the American student who is convicted of killing her roommate to Jessica Rabbit in an Italian appeals court on Tuesday.
Lawyer, shown on TV in sex scandal, wants apology
Beijing, Sep 28 (IANS) A Beijing lawyer has sought an apology from a television station for erroneously showing his picture and describing him as the man who allegedly kept six women as sex slaves.
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.
SAN BERNARDINO: City attorney, city clerk candidates debate
San Bernardino City Attorney Jim Penman and David McKenna, his challenger in the Nov. 8 election, had traded the usual accusations Tuesday night in a candidate forum at City Hall.
Attorney General Jack Conway sues National College of Kentucky
FRANKFORT — Attorney General Jack Conway sued National College of Kentucky on Tuesday, allegi
Murder suspect to get new attorney
KINGMAN — A Bullhead City man charged with allegedly murdering another man in October 2010 will be getting a new defense attorney.
Attorney General not ruffled by impeachment threat
Attorney General Julasing Wasantasing was not upset by the Democrats "The Democrats can proceed with the impeachment but the prosecution decision on the tax evasion case still stands," he ...
Criminal Lawyer
Recommended Despite courtroom drama clich s aplenty, Criminal Lawyer (1951) is moderately entertaining anyway, mainly because it's fun to watch its great cast of character actors, some playing against type. It also helps that while the movie is quite short (73 minutes), packing a lot into its unusually dense story, including three separate criminal trials, giving it the pacing of contemporary TV ...
Despite attorney general's opinion, Mobile County refuses to increase funding to DA's Office
MOBILE, Alabama -- The Mobile County Commission is required under the law to pay salaries for as many as 28 prosecutors and eight legal assistants for the District Attorney’s Office, according to an opinion issued by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. But the County Commission says it increase funding.
Ukraine ex-premier's lawyer asks court to free her
A lawyer for former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is asking the court to acquit her of charges of abuse of office and release her from jail.
Lawyer withdraws, trial delayed
It's been more than three years since Douglas Hales was charged with first-degree murder in the 2004 death of University of Saskatchewan student Daleen Bosse.
Attorney Brad Sahl Launches a Redesign of SahlLaw.com
SahlLaw.com aims to help individuals in learning about criminal defense in Wake County.Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) September 28, 2011 Attorney Brad Sahl is pleased to announce the redesign of the website, SahlLaw.com, designed to help people in learning about criminal law services in Wake County. Attorney Brad Sahl defends individuals accused of crimes in state and federal court. As a Wake ...
Attorney takes heat but retorts foundation's cease prayer letter
Clint Maze has had his share of criticism in the school prayer issue during the past week. Maze is the attorney for the Arab Board of Education.
Joe Ford waives arraignment on theft case; attorney predicts case will be resolved
Ford's attorney predicted theft charges involving two Rolex watches and a bouncing check would be resolved.