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The American Lawyer Announces 2011 Lifetime Achiever Awards
ALM's The American Lawyer announced its eighth annual Lifetime Achiever awards honoring outstanding private sector success and devotion to public service by members of the legal profession.
Sydney hostage drama ends after police storm lawyer's office
SYDNEY -- Police stormed a lawyer's office in western Sydney on Tuesday and freed a 12-year-old girl being held by her father, who claimed to have a bomb, The (Sydney) Daily Telegraph reported. Police entered the building shortly after 8:00 p.m. local time armed with a battering...
Lawyer says 11-year-old didn't know gun was loaded
MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An 11-year-old Indiana boy charged with killing his 6-year-old brother breathlessly told a police dispatcher that the younger boy had shot himself.
Attorney: Crookston Diocese to pay $750K to priest's abuse victim
A woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by a priest when she was a 14-year-old parishioner will receive $750,000 as part of a lawsuit settlement with the Diocese of Crookston in northwestern Minnesota, according to her attorney.
Ex-Citigroup Executive to Plead to Bank Fraud, Lawyer Says
Gary Foster, a former Citigroup Inc. vice president accused of embezzling more than $19 million from the bank, will plead guilty, his lawyer said.
Lawyer: Boy shooter was trained on guns
The 11-year-old Martinsville boy charged with murder and reckless homicide was in juvenile court Tuesday for what is called a fact finding hearing. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
Attorney General's office to review officer involved shooting in Custer County
Attorney General Marty Jackley confirms that the Division of Criminal Investigation, at the request of the Custer County Sheriff's Office, is investigating the officer involved shooting that occurred September 6, 2011. The incident occurred at 6th Street and Mt. Rushmore Road in Custer, South Dakota.
Minnesota attorney general is suing 5 payday lenders
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Minnesota Attorney General is suing five short-term Internet lenders.
Lawyer to be appointed for teenage murder suspect
A lawyer will be appointed to defend an 18-year-old youth who has confessed to the gruesome murder of a couple and their daughter in the northern province of Bac Giang last month, local police said Sunday.
Murdoch knew phone hacking went wider: lawyer
LONDON (Reuters) - James Murdoch knew that phone-hacking at News Corp's News of the World went beyond one "rogue" reporter more than three years ago, the company's ex-chief UK legal counsel told British lawmakers Tuesday, contradicting repeated denials by Murdoch.
Lawyer contradicts James Murdoch's evidence
James Murdoch knew more than three years ago that phone-hacking at the News of the World was widespread, News Corp's ex-chief UK legal counsel has said.
Attorney: Don’t Let Calif. ‘Veto’ Overrule Voter-Backed Prop. 8
Supporters of a voter-backed measure to ban gay marriages in California argued before the state Supreme Court for the right to appeal a federal ruling overturning the ban.
Attorney: Judge should toss polygamous trust case
share: digg facebook twitter SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Arizona judge has been asked to toss — not retry — a 2009 trespassing case involving a polygamous church's land trust because clerks have failed to turn over case records to a defense attorney. The Utah courts took control of the trust in 2005 amid allegations of mismanagement by Jeffs, who is serving a life prison term in Texas following a ...
Minnesota AG is suing 5 payday lenders
The Minnesota Attorney General is suing five short-term Internet lenders.
Lawyer: Bundgaard welcomes possible ethics hearing
A lawyer for state Sen. Scott Bundgaard says his client welcomes a possible Senate Ethics Committee hearing on a complaint stemming from a February domestic violence incident.
J&J Failed to Warn About Tendon Risk From Antibiotic Levaquin, Lawyer Says
Johnson & Johnson officials failed to properly warn two New Jersey men the drugmaker’s antibiotic drug Levaquin could damage their tendons, a lawyer told a state jury.
SEC still destroying records illegally, whistleblower’s lawyer says
A year after an internal whistleblower accused the Securities and Exchange Commission of improperly destroying records of dropped enforcement inquiries, the agency is still destroying records illegally, a lawyer for the whistleblower said in a letter Tuesday. The whistleblower, SEC staff member Darcy Flynn, is under “standing orders to direct the destruction of records” that federal law requires ...
Attorney: Judge should toss polygamous trust case
By JENNIFER DOBNER Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An Arizona judge has been asked to toss - not retry - a 2009 trespassing case involving a polygamous church's land trust because clerks have failed to turn over case records to a defense attorney. "It's now six months and they won't give me a copy." said Bill Walker, the defense attorney representing the trust's court-appointed manager ...
Kane Co. State's Attorney McMahon to seek four-year term in 2012
Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon formally announced today that he will seek election to a four-year term in 2012.
County attorney: Removal hearing could go on even if Councilwoman Judy Green resigns
Although embattled Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green has given no hint that she will resign, her removal hearing next week could go on even if she steps down voluntarily, according to an opinion given by Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell tha
Utah attorney general seeks dismissal of 'Sister Wives' lawsuit
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff wants a federal judge to dismiss a polygamous family's lawsuit challenging the state's bigamy law, contending the stars of "Sister Wives" lack standing to do so.
Attorney: New Wis. ad rules too broad
An attorney for a coalition of conservative groups tells the state Supreme Court it must invalidate new standards that would expand campaign ad regulations.
McMahon first into Kane state’s attorney’s race
GENEVA — From the steps of the old Kane County Courthouse here Tuesday afternoon, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon became the first person to enter the 2012 race for the county’s top prosecutor. The 45-year-old Republican was appointed as state’s attorney in December 2010, after State’s Attorney John Barsanti was named a Kendall County Judge.On Tuesday, McMahon said since he was ...
UPDATED: Democratic Attorney General Bullock to Run for Montana Governor
HELENA – Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock will enter the race to be the state's next governor with a speech Wednesday to supporters, two people close to the Democrat said Tuesday. Bullock, a rising star within the Democratic party, will leave the attorney general's office after one term and shift his re-election campaign to the governor's race for 2012, according to one person involved in ...
Lawyer makes Foley security vision bid
Lawyers for a man accused of assaulting South Australian Police Minister Kevin Foley have made an urgent application in Adelaide Magistrates Court for security vision of him walking in Hindley Street.
Attorney: Client Suffered From PTSD, Was Delusional During Killing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A Charlotte man accused of killing his girlfriend two years ago told a judge that he is going to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, and will go to trial in the case.
Lawyer: Van der Sloot should do more time
The family of the Peruvian woman who Joran van der Sloot is charged with killing believes the 30-year prison sentence sought by the prosecution is inadequate.
Attorney says new Wisconsin ad rules too broad
An attorney for a coalition of conservative groups tells the state Supreme Court it must invalidate new standards that would expand campaign ad regulations.
Former Al Copeland attorney seeks reinstatement of law license
Bryan White was imprisoned and disbarred in Wrinkled Robe investigation
Attorney seeks dismissal of charges against marijuana clinic founder
An attorney for Ryan Richmond, who co-owned a medical marijuana clinic and is facing drug charges, wants a judge to dismiss the case due to “selective and vindictive prosecution.”
Democrat Attorney General To Run For Montana Governor
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock will enter the race to be the state's next governor with a speech Wednesday to supporters, two people close to the Democrat said Tuesday. Bullock, a rising star within the Democratic party, will leave the attorney general's office after one term and shift his re-election campaign to the governor's race for 2012,
California Attorney General Kamala Harris "Acted as the Pawn of America's Most Powerful Banks" While Violating ...
Hundreds of homeowners and former homeowners filed lawsuits in three states alleging that California Attorney General Kamala Harris "acted as the pawn of America's most powerful banks" when she seized their legal files and denied them the right to the legal counsel of their choice.
Lawyer speaks about local lotto lawsuit
The lawyer for the Youngstown man suing 22 of his KraftMaid coworkers for a share of a $99 million lottery jackpot speaks out.
Attorney General wants 'Sister Wives' lawsuit thrown out
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff wants a federal judge to dismiss a polygamous family's lawsuit challenging the state's bigamy law, contending the stars of "Sister Wives" lack standing to do so.
Mexico "Twitter terrorism" breaches civil rights: lawyer
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has breached an international human rights charter by bringing terror charges against two social media users who wrongly reported an armed attack on a local school, a lawyer for the accused said.
Deputy city attorney killed in Maui
SANTA CRUZ - Celestial S.D. Cassman, the deputy city attorney for Santa Cruz and Capitola, was the victim of a homicide while vacationing last week on Maui, sources said Tuesday.
Multnomah County District Attorney Michael Schrunk says he will not run for re-election
Michael Schrunk, 69, has been the district attorney for Multnomah County since January 1981. He said he is endorsing chief deputy district attorney Rod Underhill to replace him.
Attorney to Release Thomas Med. Records
The attorney for a man whose son died after a violent struggle with six Fullerton police officers plans to release some of the man's medical records tomorrow, along with the opinion of a medical expert about his cause of death.
Lawyer who was accused of fraud by California fires back
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A lawyer targeted by California's attorney general for allegedly defrauding homeowners has responded with multiple lawsuits against the state, according to a press release.
District Attorney's Office Spared From Cuts
Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully says she no longer has to lay off any employees or cut back on the types of crimes she prosecutes.
Accusations against York County Attorney go public
YORK — Turmoil swirling around York County Attorney Bill Sutter heated up markedly Tuesday afternoon.
Herbert names attorney to Utah liquor board
Herbert names attorney to Utah liquor board By Dawn House The Salt Lake Tribune Published Sep 6, 2011 04:48PM MDT Gov. Gary Herbert has recommended that attorney and state agency veteran Constance White be appointed to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission after Susan Devey withdrew her nomination. White’s nomination will be forwarded to the Utah Senate for confirmation. A spokeswoman for ...
Santa Cruz attorney murdered in Maui
A Santa Cruz attorney died Thursday evening on the Hawaiian island of Maui and is the victim of a homicide, sources have confirmed.
Lawyer's bid to beat breath test fails
A West Coast lawyer hid the cord of a breath-testing machine in a police station filing cabinet and then concealed coins in his mouth in a bid to fool the machine.
Police: Canby man tried to hire hit man to kill defense attorney
Also in court, the district attorney said they have information that William Birhanzl also wanted a former landlord, along with his brother, murdered.
Santa Cruz attorney killed in Maui
Woman found dead after report of a domestic dispute
Warren Jeffs' attorney pool
Not surprisingly, attorneys for the attorney general, governor and the Utah County attorney want the suit challenging Utah's polygamy law dismissed. They've gone with the argument that the Browns don't have legal standing to challenge the law.
Agoura Hills Attorney Accusing Attorney General Of Fraud
An Agoura Hills attorney Tuesday accused the state Attorney General of acting as “the pawn of America’s most powerful banks” when she sued him as part of a crackdown on alleged mortgage fraud.
Attorney: Shooter Reacted ‘Instantaneously’
Fatal Road-Rage Trial Under Way
Drink-drive lawyer put coins in mouth
A well-known West Coast lawyer put coins in his mouth and pulled the cords out of the breathalyser in efforts to avoid blowing over the limit after he was stopped for drink-driving, a court has been told