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Attorney: Suspect led officials to boy's body
An attorney for one of three men charged with murder in the disappearance of a Brazilian family says his client led authorities to the spot in the Missouri River where a 7-year-old boy's body was found.
Attorney: Suspect in missing family case led Omaha law enforcement to 7-year-old boy’s body
OMAHA, Neb. — An attorney for one of three men charged with murder in the disappearance of a Brazilian family says his client led authorities to the spot in the Missouri River where a 7-year-old boy’s body was found. Attorney Kevin Ryan, of Omaha, tells The Associated Press that his client, Valdeir Goncalves-Santos, led law enforcement officials last Thursday to the spot where he and two other ...
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U.S. Justice Department Said to Bring in Lawyer for AT&T Trial
The U.S. Justice Department is bringing in an outside trial lawyer for its lawsuit against AT&T Inc.’s acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc., according to two people familiar with the matter.
Local Attorney Charged With Second DWI In Three Years
Local attorney James T. Ward has been arrested and charged with his second DWI within the past three years.
Attorney: Suspect led officials to boy's body on Iowa side of Missouri River
A Nebraska attorney says his client led authorities to the spot on the Iowa side of the Missouri River where a 7-year-old boy's body was found.
Baby Lisa's parents hire attorney
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct. 18 (UPI) -- An attorney and private investigator hired by the parents of missing baby Lisa Irwin says the child's mother had nothing to do with the child's disappearance.
US Attorney’s Office Activity
The following is the sentencing activity released by US Attorney Christopher A. Crofts office of the Department of Justice’s District of Wyoming.
NY man's lawyer seeks out of Facebook lawsuit
The latest lawyer to represent a New York man suing for part ownership of Facebook wants off the case.
Another lawyer for NY man suing for part ownership of Facebook seeks to withdraw from case
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The latest lawyer to represent a New York man suing for part ownership of Facebook wants off the case. San Diego attorney Jeffrey Lake has asked a federal judge in Buffalo to halt Paul Ceglia’s (SEG’-lee-yahz) court proceedings for three weeks to give a new lawyer time to get up to speed following his withdrawal. Read full article >>
Cellini defense seeks to undermine wiretaps
A defense attorney at the shakedown trial of a clout-heavy Illinois businessman on Tuesday sought to punch holes in prosecutors' claim that his client is heard on secret FBI recordings admitting he delivered part of an extortion message to a Hollywood producer.
Facebook suit lawyer quits
The latest lawyer to represent a New York man who claims part ownership of Facebook wants off the case.
Kelly Cannon Defense Attorney Brings In Third Party
The defense attorney for convicted murder, Kelley Cannon, said Tuesday that Cannon physically could not have killed her husband James Malcolm Cannon.
U.S. Justice Department Said to Hire Lawyer for AT&T Trial
The U.S. Justice Department is bringing in an outside trial lawyer for its lawsuit against AT&T Inc.’s acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc., according to two people familiar with the matter.
Attorney General sides with trooper in 2009 drug raid
WEST CHESTER — The state attorney general’s office will not pursue a private compliant filed by a West Whiteland man who said he was assaulted by a state police trooper during a meth lab raid, a spokesman for the office said in Common Pleas Court Tuesday.
Va. attorney general Cuccinelli speaks to Norfolk students
NORFOLK What’s the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony? What kind of crime can send a teen to adult prison? What consequences come with a criminal record? Name one law that applies to boys but not girls. “Pay your child support!” shouted one teen, which got a laugh out of Ken Cuccinelli.
Fannie, Freddie End Lawyer Networks Amid Foreclosure Woes
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will phase out their foreclosure attorney networks in the wake of the so-called robo-signing scandal, the companies’ regulator said.
Dallas Volunteer Attorney ProgramCelebrates National Pro Bono Week
Dallas - The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), a joint alliance of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, will celebrate the 3rd annual National Pro Bono Week during the week of October 24-28.
NJ lawyer murder trial focuses on slain informant
Deshawn "Kemo" McCray was a personable, loquacious young man who had connections through acquaintances to one of Newark's most notorious gangs, facts that made him attractive to law enforcement agencies looking to make inroads into the city's lucrative drug trade.
Lawyer for alleged Syria spy rejects charges
The lawyer for a man accused of acting as a Syrian spy said Monday that his client’s recent travel to that country was part of a fact-finding mission led by a U.S. congressman, not part of an espionage conspiracy.
Davis attorney objects to phone-record subpoena
An attorney for former North Carolina football coach Butch Davis is seeking to block a subpoena from media outlets pursuing Davis' personal cell phone records.
Attorney for Harvey Updyke Asks Judge for Reduced Charges
Attorney Everett Wess Asks for Misdemeanor, Not Felony Charges.
Local attorney gives his take on NY attorney representing baby Lisa's family
There is a lot of speculation over a New York attorney now representing the family of missing 11-month-old baby Lisa Irwin. KCTV5's Amy Anderson talked with a metro lawyer to get his take on the situation.
Attorney honored by State Bar Association
Attorney James D. Martin, partner in the law firm Martin, Kane, Kuper, of East Brunswick, was recently honored by the New Jersey State BarAssociation Civil Trial Bar Section at their James J. McLaughlin Award Dinner. read more
Pentagon lawyer warns of militarized approach to counterterrorism
The Pentagon’s general counsel warned Tuesday against the “over-militarization” of the country’s approach to counterterrorism and said Congress should avoid micro-managing how terrorist suspects are detained and prosecuted. “There is risk in permitting and expecting the U.S. military to extend its powerful reach into areas traditionally reserved for civilian law enforcement in this country,” Jeh ...
Florida attorney general softens stance in lender talks
Florida attorney general softens stance in lender talks
Panel: Richmond lawyer broke rule
A disciplinary committee of the Virginia State Bar on Tuesday found a Richmond lawyer violated a rule requiring an advertising disclaimer on his blog about his own legal cases.
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger shocks employees with announcement that he won't seek re-election
Kroger, who brought a new level of activism to the state Justice Department, says he'll finish his term but scale back travel and hours to deal with an undisclosed medical condition.
Attorney rips bill to limit fees on lawsuits
A bill that would dramatically limit attorney fees in certain cases will "virtually repeal" many consumer protection laws, says a Milwaukee lawyer known nationwide for his success suing car companies and dealers.
Davis attorney objects to phone-record subpoena
An attorney for former North Carolina football coach Butch Davis is seeking to block a subpoena
Utah attorney general joins White House in backing consumer agency nominee
Utah attorney general joins White House in backing consumer agency nominee By Thomas Burr The Salt Lake Tribune Published Oct 18, 2011 07:47PM MDT Washington • Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff on Tuesday urged the Senate to confirm the head of a new consumer protection agency, splitting with Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee, fellow Utah Republicans who plan to block the nominee. Shurtleff, who ...
Attorney General Gansler Obtains Guilty Plea in Insurance Fraud Case
Prince George's County Schools speech pathologist convicted of felony theftBALTIMORE, MD - Attorney ...
Panel: Richmond lawyer broke rule
A disciplinary committee of the Virginia State Bar on Tuesday found a Richmond lawyer violated a rule requiring an advertising disclaimer on his blog about his own legal cases.
Boy in Bali drugs case 'coerced'- lawyer
The lawyer of the 14-year-old boy in Bali says he did pay for the marijuana, but told police he was coerced.
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.
New Orleans judges' spending gets attention from Louisiana attorney general
Judicial expense fund possibly used to buy pricey insurance policies and trips
Big Apple lawyer makes splash entering Lisa Irwin case
The New York lawyer who dropped so suddenly this week into the case of a missing infant turns out to be a hard-charging attorney who often does very good things for clients. Joseph Tacopina, 45, may not be a household name in Kansas City, but he’s well-known in the Empire State.
Suspended attorney petitions Supreme Court
SANTA FE An attorney whose license was suspended indefinitely by the New Mexico Supreme Court says the system was rigged against her by a politically connected adversary.
Attorney says suspect will testify at trial
WILKES-BARRE – A man accused of causing fatal injuries to a 1-year-old girl in May 2009 will testify before a Luzerne County jury this week, attorney William Ruzzo said.
Attorney asks high court to reinstate her
SANTA FE - An attorney whose license was suspended indefinitely by the New Mexico Supreme Court says the system was rigged against her by a politically connected adversary.
Lee renews attorney's contract
County Attorney Michael Hunt may have his detractors, but they weren't strong enough to force him from of his job.
Pueblo lawyer Bill Mattoon also loved stage
Bill Mattoon, known as a quiet, docile guy, could be "flat scary" in plays he was in with the Impossible Players of Pueblo.
DOJ to hire outside lawyer for AT&T case: reports
(Reuters) - The Department of Justice is planning to hire an external lawyer to help in its antitrust case against AT&T Inc's proposed $39 billion bid for T-Mobile USA, according to media reports.
'Three NoW staff hacked phones'
A lawyer who advised News International says the company was told in 2008 there were three journalists other than Clive Goodman involved in phone hacking.
Lawyer killed family before shooting self
Police revealed Wednesday that the Westchester lawyer who wiped out his family in a murder-suicide used a 12-gauge shotgun to blast his pajama-clad children.
Attorney General files murder charges in Decatur County
OBERLIN -- A 24-year-old Oberlin man was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in connection with the death of a 22-year-old Oberlin man, the Kansas Attorney General's Office announced.
Lawyer for ex-UNC football coach Buth Davis objects to phone-record subpoena
CHAPEL HILL - A lawyer for former North Carolina football coach Butch Davis is seeking to block a subpoena from media outlets pursuing Davis' personal cell phone records.
Oregon Attorney General Kroger will not seek re-election
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger announced Tuesday that he won't run for re-election, citing what he described as a significant but not life-threatening medical condition.
Lawyer may pay for 'irresponsible' legal tactic
A Toronto lawyer could be facing a hefty legal bill after an unusual ruling by a New Brunswick judge in the Deer Island Credit Union fraud case.
In his murder trial, star attorney Paul Bergrin will get chance to cross-examine feds' witness
Prominent defense attorney Paul Bergrin, on trial for a murder conspiracy, gets to confront one of the federal government's witnesses for the first time as an FBI special agent continues her testimony this morning