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Drinking lawyer: I behaved like a prat
A Westport lawyer who tried to beat a police breath test has apologised to the arresting officer, admitting he acted like a "complete prat".
Texas attorney general to lead new investigation of Morton murder
Texas attorney general to lead new investigation of Morton murder
Attorney weighs in on bishop indictment
NBC Action News talked to an attorney about what the recent allegations mean for Bishop Robert Finn and the Diocese of Kansas City ~ St. Joseph.
Ceglia lawyer withdraws from Facebook lawsuit
(Reuters) - The New York man claiming half of Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg's lucrative stake in the world's largest social networking company is replacing his main lawyer for a third time, a court filing showed.
Nursing home chain target of attorney general's inquiry
The Florida Attorney General's Office is looking into a chain of nursing homes in Pahokee, Gainesville and Bradenton investigated by The Palm Beach Post on matters from executive pay and perks to maggots in a patient's eye.
Kraft lawyer drafted casino zoning changes
A lawyer for the Kraft Group drafted zoning changes for Foxborough this summer that would have allowed construction of casinos across from Gillette Stadium.
Lawyer for Baby Lisa’s family makes a weak case for himself
“Wild” Bill Stanton’s better-dressed sidekick just rolled into town. Will someone please offer this family more appropriate guidance?
Attorney: Former San Bernardino County Assistant Assessor Jim Erwin civil rights violated
The attorney defending former San Bernardino County Assistant Assessor Jim Erwin in a sweeping corruption probe is alleging that an FBI search of Erwin's home was flawed and that Erwin's civil rights were violated.
Kentucky Attorney General Candidates Spar Over Joining Health Care Case
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway and his Republican challenger Todd P'Pool sparred in a televised debate over the incumbent's refusal to get involved in challenging President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Attorney says man accused of robbing Baraboo bank has terminal illness
The attorney for a 37-year-old Baraboo man accused of robbing a bank last week said he is suffering from a terminal illness and has less than a year to live.
Attorney: Take down Turning Point display
WOODSTOCK – A defense attorney is demanding that an anti-domestic-violence display at the McHenry County Government Center come down, calling it “completely inappropriate” and saying it creates a bias in potential jurors.
Attorney questions legality of district plan
CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- The House of Delegates redistricting plan looks like it was drawn up by a slacker high school student, a South Charleston attorney who is challenging the plan said Monday. "Its like that D-student that says, Im going to do just en...
Obama nominates L.A. lawyer to 9th Circuit
The choice of Paul Watford for the overburdened federal appeals court draws praise from both sides of the political aisle. Some see a smoother path for him to Senate confirmation. Paul J. Watford, a Los Angeles lawyer with broad experience and the support of some influential local conservatives, was nominated by President Obama on Monday to the busiest federal appeals court in the country.
Attorney Wants Kettleman City Residents Relocated
Fresno attorney Gordon Stemple says if he can prove the birth defects are the result of a toxic environment and it's coming from a nearby company, he'd want that company to contribute to the creation of relocation fund, so Kettleman City residents can move.
Kraft lawyer drafted casino rule changes in Foxborough
A lawyer for the Kraft Group drafted zoning changes for Foxborough this summer that would have allowed construction of casinos across from Gillette Stadium.
Kenya: Lawyer's Plea Over Mui Basin Coal Mining
A Nairobi lawyer has appealed to the residents of coal-rich Mui area to join a registered company to enable them negotiate better terms with the government in mining the resource.
Attorney joins Colonial Williamsburg trustees
WILLIAMSBURG — Serving on the Board of Trustees of Colonial Williamsburg will be a family affair for its newest member, Leslie Anne Miller. She’s an attorney who lives in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and is married to trustee Richard B. Worley.
Lawyer: Mom of missing baby has 'nothing to hide'
The mother of a missing Missouri baby may not be casting herself in the best light by telling national media that she drank heavily the night her daughter disappeared and other unflattering details, but her honesty shows that she and her family "have nothing to hide," her attorney said.
Attorney Wants Kettleman City Residents Relocated
Fresno attorney Gordon Stemple says if he can prove the birth defects are the result of a toxic environment and it's coming from a nearby company, he'd want that company to contribute to the creation of a relocation fund, so Kettleman City residents can move.
Attorney general impartiality is an asset for Tennesseans
The role of Tennessee's attorney general has been lately controversial because of differences with government leaders, but it's that office's impartiality that protects the state's interests and is envied by 49 states.
Attorney: Former San Bernardino County Assistant Assessor Jim Erwin civil rights violated
The attorney defending former San Bernardino County Assistant Assessor Jim Erwin in a sweeping corruption probe is alleging that an FBI search of Erwin's home was flawed and that Erwin's civil rights were violated.
Attorney files to move murder trial
Eric Osborn, the man accused of killing his girlfriend in their mobile home last spring, is seeking to get his first-degree murder trial moved out of Johnson County.
Attorney Wants Iowa Man's Murder Trial Moved
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Johnson County man accused of killing his girlfriend wants his trial moved to another county. Eric Osborn is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Sarah McKay in their mobile home outside of Iowa City in March 2010.
Lawyer: Mom of missing baby Lisa Irwin has 'nothing to hide'
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The mother of a missing Missouri baby may not be casting herself in the best light by...
Lawyer: Mom Of Missing Baby Has 'Nothing To Hide'
Lawyer: Mom Of Missing Baby Has 'Nothing To Hide'
Lawyer: third woman alleges mass rape of children
The lawyer for two women who claim they and other children were systematically raped in a public foster home says a third woman has come to him with the same allegations.
Lawyer for 2 women who claim mass rapes at Austrian foster home says third woman backs charges
VIENNA — The lawyer for two women who claim they and other children were systematically raped in a public foster home says a third woman has come to him with the same allegations. Johannes Oehlboeck says that woman additionally asserts that two children died of physical or sexual abuse at the Vienna home. Read full article >>
Ohio attorney general: time to toss unwanted pills
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Attorney General Mike DeWine is reminding Ohioans to dispose of unwanted prescription drugs as part of the state's effort to fight addiction and overdose deaths. DeWine says four Ohioans are dying each day of prescription drug overdoses, a rate exceeding the number of people killed in car crashes. DeWine and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration announced a public ...
Former Va. attorney convicted in $400K theft of client
NORFOLK, Va. — A federal jury has convicted a former Virginia Beach attorney for bilking around $400,000 from the estate of a deceased client. Fifty-two-year-old Brian Gay was convicted Monday. According to evidence at trial, Gay was the executor of the estate of Daniel Woodside, who died in 2006, and Gay used some of Woodside’s life insurance proceeds to buy himself a home in Naples, Fla., and ...
Attorney with offices in Stuart and St. Lucie County provides mobile app for auto accidents
Attorney Lauri J. Goldstein has developed a free mobile app for anyone involved in an automobile auto accident.
Reports: Kraft Lawyer Drafted Casino Zoning Plan
A lawyer for the Kraft Group, owners of the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium, drafted zoning changes that could have allowed for a casino on property across from the stadium.
Attorney Wants Murder Trial Moved
A Johnson County man accused of killing his girlfriend wants his trial moved to another county.
Attorney: Baby Lisa's mother will 'absolutely not' be arrested
Grief over missing baby Lisa Irwin has caused inconsistencies in her mother’s story, according to a private investigator and prominent defense attorney who have been hired by the family. They also maintain Deborah Bradley had nothing to do with the baby's disappearance.
Attorney General Alisha Smith who 'moonlighted as dominatrix at S&M parties' resigns
Alisha Smith, 36, who allegedly turns into 'Alisha Spark' at night was suspended last month after it was claimed that she took money to whip and spank clients outside her day job.
Justice Dept. Lawyer Exonerated, Back With Public Integrity Section
Edward P. Sullivan had been transferred out of the unit after the case against Sen. Ted Stevens fell apart. He's "been vindicated," his lawyer says.
Baby Lisa's attorney speaks
Grief over missing baby Lisa Irwin has caused inconsistencies in her mother’s story, according to a private investigator and prominent defense attorney who have been hired by the family. They also maintain Deborah Bradley had nothing to do with the baby's disappearance.
Lawyer: Mom of missing baby has 'nothing to hide'
The mother of a missing Missouri baby may not be casting herself in the best light by telling national media that she drank heavily the night her daughter disappeared and other unflattering details, but her honesty shows that she and her family "have nothing to hide," her attorney said.
Reports: Kraft lawyer drafted casino zoning plan
A lawyer for the Kraft Group, owners of the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium, drafted zoning changes that could have allowed for a casino on property across from the stadium.
Convicted lawyer Aguilar disbarred
Superior Court associate judge David A. Wiseman ordered yesterday the disbarment of lawyer Danilo T. Aguilar from practicing law in CNMI courts for his conviction in Guam of two felony counts of money laundering.
FBI tapes become focus of lawyer's murder trial
Jurors in the murder trial of a prominent New Jersey defense attorney are reviewing FBI surveillance tapes.
Attorney in Case of Missing Missouri Baby Won't Say Who is Paying Him- VIDEO: Lawyer Speaks Out on Latest in Search
A high-profile attorney, with offices in New York and Italy who is now representing a Missouri couple searching for their missing 10-month-old daughter, is refusing to divulge who is paying for his services while insisting his clients are innocent of any wrongdoing.
Lawyer: Mom of missing baby has 'nothing to hide'
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Kansas City police said Tuesday that the parents of a missing baby have not sat down face-to-face with investigators since Oct.
State's attorney Yoder gets associate judgeship
BLOOMINGTON -- McLean County State's Attorney Bill Yoder has been named to a newly created associate judgeship in the 11th Judicial Circuit.
RI Attorney General calls for bath salts ban
Rhode Island's Attorney General says the Ocean State should ban the sale or possession of bath salts after reports of people making themselves ill while using the product as a recreational drug.
District attorney argues to refile sex assault charges
The Allegheny County District Attorney's office went before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court today arguing to refile charges against a sexual assault suspect who was freed after he sat in jail for a year without trial because of a paperwork problem.
New Attorney Defends Baby Lisa’s Parents
The new attorney for the parents of a missing 10-month-old girl defended his clients in interviews Tuesday morning, denying reports of significant inconsistencies in the mother’s story about what happened on the night their daughter disappeared. Lisa Irwin’s mother, Deborah Bradley, initially claimed that she last saw her daughter when she checked on her in [...]
Oregon Attorney General Kroger won't seek re-election
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger said he was recently diagnosed with a “significant but not life threatening medical condition” and he has decided not to seek a second term in office.
RI Attorney General calls for bath salts ban
Rhode Island's Attorney General says the Ocean State should ban the sale or possession of bath salts after reports of people making themselves ill while using the product as a recreational drug.
Attorney General: FBI to investigate $200K severance pay
The AG's office had referred a request to investigate the county to the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council after Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worth said she a conflict investigating another county elected official.
Attorney General: FBI to investigate $200K severance pay, dealmaking in Wayne County
An AG spokesman said the FBI agreed to examine a $200,000 severance payment given to former county economic development officer Turkia Awada Mullin, as well as shadowy foundations created to help bring development to the county.