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Lawyer for Iran Pastor Says Good Chance for Aquittal
Lawyer for Iranian pastor facing execution for refusing to renounce Christianity says there is '95 percent chance for acquittal' Iran Says New Cruise Missile Can 'Sink Giant Warships' OPINION: Facing Execution for 'Crime' of Being Christian
ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE: New robo-call scam warning
Attorney General Martha Coakley is warning consumers about reports of a “robo-calling” scam that is seeking to gain access to consumers’ banking and Social Security information.
Lawyer: Murray Asked For Help With Jackson
A lawyer hired by concert promoter AEG to draw up the contract with Michael Jackson's personal physician testified Wednesday that Dr. Conrad Murray requested money to hire a second doctor to help him care for Jackson.
Destin attorney disbarred
Destin attorney R. Scott Whitehead was disbarred following an Aug. 30 court order. The Florida Bar took his license to practice law after Whitehead, admitted in 1998, was sentenced to 18 months probation for substance abuse. Whitehead, 4507 Furling Lane, Suite 209, misrepresented his probation status to the Bar grievance committee. He later violated his probation and was sentenced to 20 months ...
Attorney General Investigates Local Lending Scam
New York's attorney general is asking for area residents' help in tracking a lending scam that's been making the rounds locally.
Illinois Attorney General sues companies for running mortgage scams
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits Tuesday against companies she says are running fraudulent mortgage rescue schemes. Some Chicago area companies and licensed attorneys allegedly charged consumers as much as $375,000 to help homeowners avoid foreclosure. But Madigan said the companies took the money and never helped the consumers. She said the 2006 Mortgage Rescue Fraud Act ...
Attorney says doctor for Michael Jackson sought CPR machine shortly before the singer died
Conrad Murray wipes a tear during the defense opening arguments in his involuntary manslaughter trial at Superior Court, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011 in Los Angeles.
Convicted Italian killer Knox more like Jessica Rabbit: lawyer
A defence lawyer told an Italian court yesterday that Amanda Knox, the American student convicted of killing her roommate, isn't a manipulating, sex-obsessed "femme fatale" as her prosecutors charge, but is rather like Jessica Rabbit,...
Lawyer says Jackson doctor sought CPR machine
An attorney for the promoter of Michael Jackson's final concerts said Wednesday the singer's personal physician asked the company for life-saving equipment just days before the pop superstar's death.
Michael Jackson requested CPR machine, attorney claims
An attorney for the promoter of Michael Jackson's final concerts says the singer's personal physician requested life-saving equipment.
AEG lawyer: MJ doc wanted CPR device
The lawyer hired to write Conrad Murray's contract for Michael Jackson's care says Murray wanted a CPR machine and money for another doctor to help care for Jackson.
Attorney says doctor for Jackson sought CPR machine shortly before singer died
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An attorney for the promoter of Michael Jackson's final concerts said Wednesday the singer's personal physician asked the company for life-saving equipment just days before the pop superstar's death.
Conrad Murray trial: Attorney puzzled by request for CPR machine
Conrad Murray trial: An attorney for the company producing Michael Jackson's comeback shows testified Wednesday she was puzzled by Dr. Conrad Murray’s requests for a CPR machine and a second physician as part of his contract to care for the pop singer.
Lawyer says Michael Jackson's doctor sought CPR machine
LOS ANGELES — An attorney for the promoter of Michael Jackson’s final concerts said Wednesday the singer’s personal physician asked the company for life-saving equipment just days before the pop superstar’s death. Kathy Jorrie, who works for concert giant AEG Live, testified at the involuntary manslaughter trial of...
Lawyer says man arrested for gun charge is victim
A Lowell man accused of pointing a gun at his girlfriend and then running away on Tuesday is the victim of a woman who does not want to let him break up with her, his lawyer argued in Framingham District Court today.  
Attorney: Stephanie Rochester too unstable to attend Boulder court hearings
The Superior woman accused of killing her 6-month-old son last year is too unstable to leave the state mental health hospital to attend hearings in the criminal case against her, doctors there
Trial Lawyer Or Attorney?
Congressman Fleischmann, I need your help. I have been a practicing lawyer in Chattanooga for over 20 years and know you well as a colleague in this profession. However, your recent interview on Talk Radio has me confused about whether I am a “trial lawyer” or an “attorney.”
Attorney General warning of loan scam
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says a loan scam is hitting the Watertown area and people are losing hundreds of dollars.
Attorney questions whether SAT cheating merits arrest, prosecution
The attorney for a 19-year-old college student accused of taking the SAT college entrance exams for at least half a dozen high students is questioning whether the case merits legal prosecution
Lawyer: Murray Asked For Help With Jackson
A lawyer hired by concert promoter AEG to draw up the contract with Michael Jackson's personal physician testified Wednesday that Dr. Conrad Murray requested money to hire a second doctor to help him care for Jackson.
Lawyer requests funding in Harding-Jones case
Melissa Harding-Jones' lawyer is staying on her case. But before the case moves forward, a judge will decide whether taxpayers will foot part of the bill for her defense.
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.
Lawyer: Murray Asked For Help With Jackson
A lawyer hired by concert promoter AEG to draw up the contract with Michael Jackson's personal physician testified Wednesday that Dr. Conrad Murray requested money to hire a second doctor to help him care for Jackson.
Lawyer calls for independent investigation in casino assault case against officer
Detroit— The lawyer for a Livonia man who claims he was sucker-punched by a Detroit Police officer inside the MGM Grand Casino wants an independent review of the officer's actions.
Attorney general returns to unique role over legal aid reform | Joshua Rozenberg
If Dominic Grieve can persuade Ken Clarke reform will cost more than it saves, he will have served the interests of justice well The attorney general is to intervene in the controversy over cuts to family justice, according to the Times (paywall). Dominic Grieve is to tell Ken Clarke that the lord chancellor's proposals would clog up the courts with unrepresented litigants. Is this a split ...
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.
Feds renew efforts in case of prosecutor's slaying
Attorney General Eric Holder sought help from the public on Wednesday in renewed efforts by federal authorities to find the killer of an assistant U.S. attorney who was fatally shot through a window in his Seattle home.
Durham Attorney Thomas Named to Best Lawyers® for 2012
Triangle - Durham Attorney William J. Thomas II was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of Criminal Defense: Non-White-Collar. (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.)
Lawyer OKed for accused foster dad sicko
Former Foster Parent of the Year Garry Prokopishin won’t have to replace his lawyer for his preliminary inquiry next week.
Attorney focuses on validity of search in LaRovera case
Middle school dean appears in court DERBY — The attorney representing William LaRovera, the Derby Middle School dean of students arrested Sept. 15 on drug-related charges, said he’s focusing on the way a search of LaRovera’s computer bag was handled. Attorney Rob Serafinowicz appeared in Derby Superior Court with LaRovera Wednesday, and spoke to the media outside the court house after the short ...
Lawyer calls for independent investigation in casino assault case against officer
Detroit— The lawyer for a Livonia man who claims he was sucker-punched by a Detroit Police officer inside the MGM Grand Casino wants an independent review of the officer's actions.
Attorney for River Birch landfill official has a conflict of interest, federal prosecutors say
River Birch is paying the lawyer, they say
Kenya: Lawyer Disqualified At IEBC Interviews
A lawyer was yesterday disqualified from an interview panel seeking to become a commissioner to the new electoral body over failure to repay education loan.
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.
Attorney change may cause delay in Laboy trial
SALEM, Mass. — The fraud and embezzlement trial for former Lawrence Superintendent Wilfredo Laboy and three others may not start on Nov. 29 after all. The new defense attorney for Israel Reyes, who is charged with two counts of larceny of property valued over $250 in the case, yesterday said he was just retained and will not be ready for the planned trial on Nov. 29.
'Underwear Bomber' Set To Act As His Own Lawyer
When prospective jurors file into a Detroit courthouse next week for the start of a major terrorism trial, all eyes will be on the defendant, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Best known as the "underwear bomber," he plans to represent himself in court. But his behavior before the trial has raised questions about how that will work.
'Underwear Bomber' Set To Act As His Own Lawyer
When prospective jurors file into a Detroit courthouse next week for the start of a major terrorism trial, all eyes will be on the defendant, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Best known as the "underwear bomber," he plans to represent himself in court. But his behavior before the trial has raised questions about how that will work.
Lawyer: Appeals court may acquit Iranian pastor
The lawyer of an Iranian pastor sentenced to death for apostasy is hopeful an appeals court will acquit his client.
Lawyer: Knox Life Swept Away By Tsunami
Amanda Knox's attorneys are making their closing arguments in the appeal of her murder conviction right now. KIRO 7's Monique Ming Laven is at the courthouse and will report live from 5 to 7 a.m. on KIRO 7 Eyewitness News.
Knox was publicly 'crucified,' lawyer says
American student 'impaled' to justify jailing, Italian court told.
Amanda Knox 'crucified' in murder case, says lawyer
Amanda Knox's defence urged jurors to overturn her murder conviction on Thursday and condemned media coverage of the trial that "crucified" the American as the appeal in Italy moves to a verdict.
'Underwear Bomber' Set To Act As His Own Lawyer
When prospective jurors file into a Detroit courthouse next week for the start of a major terrorism trial, all eyes will be on the defendant, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. Best known as the "underwear bomber," he plans to represent himself in court. But his behavior before the trial has raised questions about how that will work.
Knox's life swept away by tsunami - lawyer
LAWYER begins final arguments in appeal of Amanda Knox, saying she is an innocent girl whose life has been swept away by a tsunami.
ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE: New robo-call scam warning
Attorney General Martha Coakley is warning consumers about reports of a “robo-calling” scam that is seeking to gain access to consumers’ banking and Social Security information.
Lawyer murderer jailed for life
A man is jailed for at least 18 years for murdering a Liverpool solicitor before hiding her body in the boot of his car.
U.S. hikers' Iranian lawyer detained
TEHRAN, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The Iranian lawyer who represented the two U.S. hikers released from an Iranian prison said Thursday his home was raided and he was held briefly by police.
Knox lawyer describes tragic case
Amanda Knox is the victim of "a tragic judicial case", her lawyer says in the closing stages of her appeal against the murder of south Londoner Meredith Kercher.
Knox "crucified" in murder case, lawyer says
PERUGIA, Italy (Reuters) - American student Amanda Knox was a naive young woman publicly "crucified" and "impaled" to justify wrongly imprisoning her for murder, her lawyer told an Italian court on Thursday.
Prosecutors drop Pojaman contest
Attorney-General will not seek to upset Appeals ruling
Lawyer: Amanda Knox 'crucified' in murder case
A verdict in the appeal will not come before Monday American student Amanda Knox was a naive young woman publicly "crucified" and "impaled" to justify wrongly imprisoning her for murder, her lawyer told an Italian court on Thursday.