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Frank McCourt's attorney calls bid for Dodgers a 'publicity stunt'
The Dodgers owner has not responded publicly to a $1.2-billion offer from a group headed by Los Angeles Marathon founder Bill Burke, but a court filing cites McCourt's choice not to accept the bid. An attorney for Dodgers owner Frank McCourt dismissed a $1.2-billion bid for the team as a "publicity stunt," according to documents filed this week in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Linehan lawyer wants indictment thrown out
The lawyer for accused murder Mechele Linehan is urging a judge to toss the murder indictment against her, arguing that a higher court ruled that a letter from Linehan's alleged victim shouldn't have been admitted in her trial.
Frank McCourt's attorney calls bid for Dodgers a 'publicity stunt'
The Dodgers owner has not responded publicly to a $1.2-billion offer from a group headed by Los Angeles Marathon founder Bill Burke, but a court filing cites McCourt's choice not to accept the bid. An attorney for Dodgers owner Frank McCourt dismissed a $1.2-billion bid for the team as a "publicity stunt," according to documents filed this week in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Frank McCourt's attorney calls bid for Dodgers a 'publicity stunt'
The Dodgers owner has not responded publicly to a $1.2-billion offer from a group headed by Los Angeles Marathon founder Bill Burke, but a court filing cites McCourt's choice not to accept the bid. An attorney for Dodgers owner Frank McCourt dismissed a $1.2-billion bid for the team as a "publicity stunt," according to documents filed this week in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Attorney says judge should toss polygamous trust case
SALT LAKE CITY — An Arizona judge has been asked to toss — not retry — a 2009 trespassing case involving a...
Mangudadatu lawyer: No reason to give Zaldy protection
MANILA, Philippines - A lawyer of Maguindanao Gov. Esmael "Toto" Mangudadatu believes there is no reason for the government to place massacre suspect Zaldy Ampatuan under the witness protection program (WPP).
State attorney general honors local law enforcement
RIVERSIDE -- San Bernardino County Assistant District Attorney Jim Hackleman, a Fontana police officer and three Fontana police volunteers were honored by state Attorney General Kamala Harris Thursday during an awards ceremony at the Riverside District Attorney's Office.
Lawyer: Arizona violating records law
The state is violating the law by failing to produce public records regarding two children harmed while under the watch of Child Protective Services, according to an attorney for The Arizona Republic and KPNX-TV.
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.
County attorney blasts way Port does business
share: digg facebook twitter Port of Houston Authority officials operate with a culture of impunity, running the public agency like a private business, defying the state's open meetings laws and employing other secretive policies, the Harris County Attorney's Office said in a scathing report released Thursday.
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 remembered as GOP activist, Everglades champion
Respected Tallahassee attorney Thom Rumberger defied categories. There was the Everglades crusader, Republican activist and accomplished litigator, but also the rattlesnake wrangler and Creature from the Black Lagoon.
York Co. attorney denies misconduct
YORK, Neb. (AP) — A county attorney who could face recall over allegations of misconduct, including being unwilling to prosecute cases involving child pornography and those who fail to register as sex offenders, said the...
Lawyer: Arizona violating records law
The state is violating the law by failing to produce public records regarding two children harmed while under the watch of Child Protective Services, according to an attorney for The Arizona Republic and KPNX-TV.
Lawyer cedes license after bank scheme
The state Supreme Court on Thursday accepted the voluntary surrender by attorney Kevin Lewis of Little Rock of his law license, as recommended by the court’s Committee on Professional Conduct.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Reacts To Case Being Dismissed
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is speaking out about the decision that dismissed his lawsuit challenging the Federal Health Care Reform Act.
R.I. Lawyer McKenna: bankruptcy trustee filing is retaliatory
Lawyer Keven A. McKenna seeks dismissal of complaint against him, court costs
SC attorney general Wilson joins inquiry into website's adult ads
South Carolina's attorney general has joined his colleagues in 45 other states in asking a classified ads website to explain how it handles postings for adult services.
Attorney General speaks to Russellville Rotary
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel told the crowd at Thursday’s noon rotary club at the Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center annex the Attorney General’s office is here to serve Arkansans.
Attorney General: How Sept. 11 Changed America
Host Michel Martin continues her conversation with Eric Holder. They discuss how the terrorist attacks have changed America and informed the way he does his job as the nation's top lawyer. He says Sept. 11 continues to be "chilling" and remains on his mind even when he goes to sleep.
Attorney General Reflects On Sept. 11, 2001
After the terrorist attacks, the Bush administration set up a legal framework for national security such as surveillance tactics and treatment of terror suspects. Eric Holder became the U.S. Attorney General in 2009, and wanted to close Guantanamo Bay and try terror suspects in civilian courts rather than military courts. Holder speaks with host Michel Martin.
Frank McCourt's attorney calls bid for Dodgers a 'publicity stunt'
LOS ANGELES - An attorney for Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt dismissed a $1.2-billion bid for the team...
Lawyer questions RWC 'clean zone'
Enterprising fundraisers still have the opportunity to sizzle some sausages within the clean zones around Rugby World Cup venues, Dunedin lawyer Sally Peart says. read more
'I was a prat' - drunk lawyer
Doug Taffs tampered with a breath-testing machine and hid coins in his mouth to dodge a drink-driving conviction.A lawyer who went to extreme lengths to dodge a drink-driving conviction says he was a "complete prat" but that should...
Lottery lawyer says extra pay for 2 workers OK
The chief lawyer for the Arkansas Lottery told members of a legislative panel Friday it was proper for the agency to give extra pay to two workers who performed work outside their job classification.
Attorney General's Office warns of ‘robo-calling’ scam
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.
Plea deal never considered in Michael Jackson's death, lawyer says
Dr. Conrad Murray never considered a plea deal to resolve the involuntary manslaughter charge against him in the death of Michael Jackson, his lawyer said.
Lawyer begs judge for mercy, sentenced to up to 21 years
A former head of an automotive-chemical firm was sentenced to up to 21 years in prison by a disgusted Manhattan judge Friday for stealing $110 million from investors.
Attorney: Murder suspect fit to stand trial but still insane
Daniel Baker has been found mentally fit to stand trial, but his lawyer said he still intends to demonstrate that Baker was insane when he allegedly beat his girlfriend’s mother to death in Vernon Hills last year.
Ark. lottery lawyer: Extra pay for 2 workers OK
The chief lawyer for the Arkansas Lottery told members of a legislative panel Friday it was proper for the agency to give extra pay to two workers who performed work outside their job classification.
Attorney General drops battery charge against Orleans Parish prosecutor
Matthew McLaren was arrested, suspended following blowup with girlfriend
Lawyer: Norway killer sticks to Templar claim
Confessed Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is sticking to his claim of belonging to a militant order of Knights Templar, even though police have found no evidence it exists, his lawyer said Friday.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt: KBI needs more resources
Attorney General Derek Schmidt pledged Friday to consult lawmakers about finding more money for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
Lawyer: Sheehan shot cop husband dead in self-defense
A Queens secretary on trial for killing her ex-cop hubby in an 11-bullet barrage fired at him only after he reached for his own weapon amid a fierce argument, her lawyer argued Friday.
Attorney General warns about donating to charities that are not legit
Attorney General Tom Horne and valley firefighters urged Arizonans to be cautious about certain charitable organizations.
Attorney-General flags Migration Act changes
Australia's Attorney-General says he believes an amendment to the Migration Act to allow offshore processing is appropriate.
Health district under review for possible elimination hires attorney
Critics oppose the move as a dispute erupts over what the attorney will do
Pa. lawyer: Brain-damaged boy could have hurt self
A defense lawyer says a 7-year-old Russian boy adopted by a Pennsylvania couple had numerous psychological disorders and could have caused the injuries that led to his death.
Attorney general honors local law enforcement
RIVERSIDE - San Bernardino County Assistant District Attorney Jim Hackleman, a Fontana police officer and three Fontana police volunteers have been honored by Attorney General Kamala Harris during an awards
State attorney general says she's committed to tackling San Bernardino County corruption case
California Attorney General Kamala Harris said despite the challenges at her office due to limited resources, her office remains committed to assisting San Bernardino County prosecutors in a sweeping corruption probe.
Lawyer: Brain-damaged boy could have hurt himself
YORK, Pa. (AP) - A defense lawyer says a 7-year-old Russian boy adopted by a Pennsylvania couple had numerous psychological disorders and could have caused the injuries that led to his own death. Attorney Gerald Lord represents Nanette Craver. She and her husband Michael are charged with murder in the 2009 death of their son Nathaniel. An autopsy found the child was emaciated and had suffered ...
Accenture lawyer heads inspiring, tech-savvy Ethiopian orphanage
Paul Chadha, an in-house attorney for Accenture Corp. and a Northwestern University adjunct law school professor, recalls how, growing up in Chicago’s Broadview neighborhood, his mom worked the night shift as a nurse at a Veterans Administration hospital to bring up her three children as they struggled to stay current on the mortgage.“Those were tough times,” said Chadha, 37, who now lives in ...
Lawyer Sentenced In Stock Scheme
Published: Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11:12 p.m. Last Modified: Friday, September 9, 2011 at 11:12 p.m.
Attorney general seeks intervention in $110 million settlement
New Hampshire's attorney general objected yesterday to a proposed settlement in a tug-of-war over $110 million of surplus money in a state-created malpractice insurance fund because lawyers would get up to $27.5 million of it. Attorney General Michael Delaney wrote the Legislature that the settlement is inconsistent with legislative intent and wants lawmakers to intervene. "The people of New ...
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.
Probe of alleged threats in Detroit court targets attorney
Detroit — A local attorney is under investigation after allegedly threatening to have an assistant Wayne County prosecutor and a Detroit Police officer "assassinated," and repeatedly hurling racial epithets at them a during a murder trial in Wayne Circuit Court.
Defense lawyer in big cocaine case lashes out
A lawyer representing a New York man accused of drug dealing after he picked up a box that contained more than 100 kilograms of cocaine from United Parcel Service in Windsor Locks has issued a sarcastic news release criticizing the case against his client.
Attorney Pritzker Investigating Cantaloupe Listeria Outbreak in Colorado, Texas and Nebraska
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Attorney Fred Pritzker is investigating the cantaloupe Listeria outbreak in Colorado, Texas and Nebraska. He is urging health officials to release traceback information to consumers.
Slain Santa Cruz lawyer was asphyxiated
A Santa Cruz attorney who was killed during a domestic dispute while vacationing in Hawaii died of asphyxiation, police said today. The body of Celestial Cassman, 35, was found Sept. 1 at Nakalele Point on the island of...
SC punishes lawyer over notarial lapses
The Supreme Court suspended a lawyer in his 80s from the practice of law for a year for committing notarial lapses.