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Murder suspect waiting for new lawyer
A Framingham man accused of murdering his wife last year still needs a lawyer.
State attorney general takes over Nodine case
FOLEY, Alabama — Former Baldwin County district attorney David Whetstone has been asked by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to serve as lead prosecutor in the Steve Nodine case.
Attorney: Daytona official arrested in Biketoberfest beating acted in self-defense
The city's permits and licensing director was acting in self-defense when police said he beat up a liquor company marketing manager at a Main Street bar during Biketoberfest, the department head's personal attorney said Thursday.
Inmate's attorney to argue against execution
A condemned inmate will listen via a telephone connection in his cell as an attorney argues to block his scheduled Nov. 15 execution.
Sidney town attorney charged with assault
Sidney town attorney Joseph Ermeti, 46, of Unadilla, was arrested Sept. 19 on charges of third-degree assault, and was released on his own recognizance, Sidney police said. All questions were referred to Delaware County District Attorney Richard Northrup.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issues subpoena for UTC records
Schneiderman is seeking documentation detailing the entity's founding, finances and contracts with outside vendors.
Bank of America Mortgage Woes Overblown: Attorney
Bank of America Mortgage Woes Overblown: Attorney
Lawyer: Powerbroker William Cellini won't testify in own defense
Springfield power broker William Cellini will not testify at his federal trial after all.
Convicted killer's attorney to ask for block of lethal injection
Oba Chandler's attorney is scheduled to ask a judge this afternoon to block the lethal injection of the 65-year-old who was convicted of murdering a mother and her two teenaged daughters in 1989.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen defends concealed carry rules to NRA
NRA sent a letter criticizing the law about two weeks ago Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen formally defended Wisconsin's new concealed weapons rules Thursday against complaints from the National Rifle Association that the regulations are too draconian, saying the state Justice Department was well within its authority and helped clarify the law.
Attorney: City of Flint seeking $4.5 million from former Mayor Don Williamson in police Citizens Service Bureau case
In a rare move for a local government, the city is asking a judge to order its former mayor to personally pay the $4.5 million awarded to Flint police officers who sued the city over Williamson’s controversial Citizens Service Bureau.
Judge allows Updyke attorney to withdraw from case
A Lee County judge delayed the trial of the University of Alabama fan accused of poisoning the Toomer’s Oaks until 2012 and allowed a defense attorney to withdraw from the case Thursday.
Kenya: ICC Victims' Lawyer Anyah in Country's Visit
Victims' lawyer in the International Criminal Court case against Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, head of civil service Francis Muthaura and post-master general Maj Gen Hussein Ali is in the country to meet his clients.
Contra Costa prosecutor accused of rape could be charged again
State Attorney General's office considering options. Some experts say Michael Gressett cannot be recharged, but others note complex legal issues involved
State attorney general takes over Nodine case
FOLEY, Alabama — Former Baldwin County district attorney David Whetstone has been asked by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to serve as lead prosecutor in the Steve Nodine case.
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Attorney accuses prosecution of withholding evidence in landlord’s slaying
IOWA CITY — The attorney for a man accused of killing an Iowa City landlord grilled two police officers Thursday during a hearing regarding when they told Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness about information that would exonerate his client.
Lawyer named to state commission
The attorney for the Macomb County Board of Commissioners was appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder to a commission that will investigate how to improve legal representation for low-income criminal defendants.
ATTORNEY: Planned Parenthood could end legal dispute
Planned Parenthood could end its dispute over a new Indiana state law if it would just make one change, says a state attorney.
US Attorney General to Honor Shuttlesworth
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be in Birmingham this weekend for a service honoring the late civil rights leader and minister Fred Shuttlesworth.
Lawyer wants $756K for San Diego fireworks suit
A lawyer who sued San Diego over its annual Fourth of July fireworks display wants the city to pay him more than $756,000.
Lawyer wants $756K for San Diego fireworks suit
A lawyer who sued San Diego over its annual Fourth of July fireworks display wants the city to pay him more than $756,000.
Lawyer Bills City For Suit He Brought Against Them
A lawyer who sued San Diego over its annual Fourth of July fireworks display wants the city to pay him more than $756,000.
Attorney general pushes tracking system for pain-killer prescriptions
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman in Buffalo today pushed for adoption of a computerized tracking system to reduce inappropriate prescribing of addictive pain killers.
US attorney general to honor Rev. Shuttlesworth
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be in Birmingham this weekend for a service honoring the late civil rights leader and minister Fred Shuttlesworth.
Rocco-era policy ‘carefully drafted,’ attorney says
ORANGE - Orange Unified's attorney told trustees Thursday that a 4-year-old policy created to stifle former trustee Steve Rocco's rambling, conspiracy-laden speeches was "carefully drafted" and does not prevent board members from disseminating information at board meetings,...
Attorney for Attorney of 1-800-GET-THIN Puts Up Billboard Accusing the L.A. Times of Wiretapping
Yep, that's right. The attorney who has been representing 1-800-GET-THIN has lawyered up and filed his own class action against the Los Angeles Times. If you come across one of the billboards of this lawyers' lawyer on the 710 or other freeways around Los Angeles, you might think that his class action had something to do with wiretapping. [ more › ] Presented By: Grainger aids power outage ...
Lawyer grills police officer about car's route to canal
Jurors got a glimpse Friday of the kind of confrontations likely to ensue in the trial of a Montreal man, his wife and his son, all of whom are accused of murdering four family members in an honour killing. Among the victims was Sahar Shafia, 17.
Attorney: Missing Baby's Parents Are Cooperating
The Kansas City, Mo., attorney representing the parents of missing 11-month-old Lisa Irwin issued a statement on Friday afternoon that disputed police claims that Jeremy Irwin and Deborah Bradley were not cooperating with investigators.
Oba Chandler's Attorney Argues Against Execution
An attorney for a condemned inmate is arguing that a jury should again be given the chance to decide if the man should live or die.
Inmate's attorney argues against execution
An attorney for a condemned inmate is arguing that a jury should again be given the chance to decide if the man should live or die.
Attorney: Fear Of Jehovah Witness Family Drove OC Mom To Drown Baby
A young Fullerton mom is headed for prison on Friday for drowning her newborn baby in a toilet.
Lawyer wants thousands for San Diego fireworks suit
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A lawyer who sued San Diego over its annual Fourth of July fireworks display wants the city to pay him more than $756,000. The San Diego Union-Tribune says Marco Gonzalez submitted a bill in Superior Court this week. His paperwork says he spent hundreds of hours on the case and received hate mail. He also claims the case conferred a substantial public benefit. San Diego ...
Attorney Holmes stripped of law license
The Kansas Supreme Court stripped Hutchinson attorney David Holmes of his license to practice law on ...
Attorney General Warns Against Breast Cancer Scams
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is warning consumers to be careful where they give their donations during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this month. Photo Credit: Shutterstock
Tampa DUI Attorney Stephen Higgins Gets DUI Charges Reduced to Reckless Driving in Three Cases This Week
Tampa DUI Attorney and traffic ticket attorney Stephen Higgins of Finebloom & Haenel, P.A. successfully negotiated with the State to amend DUI charges to reckless driving for three clients this week.Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 Tampa DUI attorney Stephen Higgins, in three separate DUI cases this week, negotiated with the State Attorney to amend all three charges to reckless driving.In ...
Attorney for Michael Jackson’s doctor challenges key expert about death of pop star
LOS ANGELES — The lead attorney for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death challenged a key prosecution expert Friday about his contention that the physician was responsible for the death of the singer. Attorney Ed Chernoff cross-examined Dr. Steven Shafer,. who previously testified that the only plausible explanation for the death was that Jackson had been hooked up to an IV drip of the ...
Attorney for Michael Jackson's doctor challenges expert about death of pop star
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The lead attorney for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death challenged a key prosecution expert Friday about his contention that the physician was responsible for the death of the singer.
Jackson doctor's defense challenges key expert
The lead attorney for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death challenged a key prosecution expert Friday about his contention that the physician was responsible for the death of the singer.
Attorney: $1.25M settlement reached in camp deaths
The family of a boy and infant killed when a tree toppled onto their tent during a thunderstorm more than three years ago has settled its lawsuit against the operators of the Illinois campground for $
Lawyer says emails confirm pilot’s shortcomings; part of lawsuit over NY crash into home
BUFFALO, N.Y. — A lawyer for families suing over the deadly 2009 plane crash into a house near Buffalo, N.Y., says newly released emails show the flight’s operator, Colgan Air, doubted its pilot’s ability to fly the plane six months before it crashed. Attorney Hugh Russ says that despite the misgivings, Capt. Marvin Renslow was allowed to fly the Q400 plane one month after Colgan managers ...
Lawyer: Emails confirm NY crash pilot shortcomings
A lawyer for families suing over the deadly 2009 plane crash into a house near Buffalo, N.Y., says newly released emails show the flight's operator, Colgan Air, doubted its pilot's ability to fly the plane six months before it crashed.
Environmental attorney bills city for suing over Fourth of July fireworks
Environmental attorney Marco Gonzalez is seeking $756,132 in reimbursement from the city for court fees incurred suing the municipality and a nonprofit La Jolla group over alleged improprieties with permitting and environmental regulations for Fourth of July fireworks displays.
Candidates for attorney general would wield power in different ways
FRANKFORT — The two men seeking Kentucky's top law enforcement job on Nov. 8 say they wo
Facebook Claimant’s Lawyer Hit With ‘Morphed’ Child Porn Images Judgment
Dean Boland, the new lawyer for Facebook claimant Paul Ceglia, was hit with a $300,000 civil judgment yesterday in connection with explicit “morphed” images of children he created while defending clients on child pornography charges.
Facebook claimant Paul Ceglia gets new lawyer
Paul Ceglia, the New York state man who claims he's entitled to half of Mark Zuckerberg's multibillion-dollar stake in Facebook, has hired a new lead lawyer: Dean Boland, an Ohio lawyer who says he focuses on digital technology.
Attorney Cranmer named to defend Wayne County in federal probe
"I'm honored to be representing the county and I expect that we will be cooperating fully with the federal investigation," Cranmer said.
Lawyer: Emails confirm Buffalo crash pilot shortcomings
A lawyer for families suing over the 2009 Buffalo plane crash says emails show Colgan Air doubted its pilot's ability.
Porter Not Associated With Telly Hankton, Attorney Says
The attorney for the man accused in a lounge killing said his client is not guilty and not associated with Telly Hankton.
Impeach challenge in apex court
The Howrah lawyer also wondered whether the House could have indulged in partisan politics while taking the decision and whether members who "scandalised the judiciary and criticised conduct of judges in general" were beyond judicial review.