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NYS Attorney General Subpoenas UTC
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has subpoenaed the Upstate Telecommunications Corporation over it's $99 million contract with Monroe County.
Jackson doctor trial - expert challenged
A lawyer for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death has challenged a prosecution expert.
City attorney: Xcel can't practice 'rate discrimination' in Boulder
Boulder's city attorney said Friday he doesn't think Xcel Energy could legally ban customers from programs offering solar rebates and wind power if voters approve the creation of a municipal utility.
Missing Baby Lisa: Family Attorney Says Cadaver Dogs May be Misleading Officials
'There Could be A Lot of Other Explanations for That," said family's attorney.
Attorney arrested on suspicion of bringing drugs to jailed client
Attorney held on drug charges, accused of bringing narcotics to jailed client.
Peter Rogan And Attorney Fred Cuppy Indicted For Post-Claim Asset Protection Planning - Attorney Sued For Civil RICO ...
Foreword: This is quite possibly the worst asset protection trust disaster of all time, with the trust being deemed the alter ego of the settlor, the attorney being sued for Civil RICO, and then both the attorney and his client being indicted for perjury, obstruction of justice, and conspiracy to [...]
Expert challenged at Jackson doctor trial
The lead lawyer for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death has challenged a key prosecution expert.
Ex-Va. Beach lawyer accused of stealing from estates
NORFOLK Carol Parker's father left her more than $800,000 in a trust when he died in 1996. A trustee paid her bills fairly regularly until more than a year ago, when the payments slowed and then finally stopped.
Cuccinelli sees 'good chance' he'll run
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli told a student at Norfolk Technical School on Tuesday that there is a "good chance" he'll run for governor.
Arroyo lawyer cries foul
It’s “persecution of the worst kind,” said Ferdinand Topacio, lawyer of former first gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, yesterday after a fact-finding team declared evidence against Arroyo as lacking substance but decides to continue the investigation. The fact-finding team composed of officials from the Department of Justice and the Commission on Elections came out with a report saying the ...
Lawyer assessed $1 million in punitive damages
A Charleston lawyer has been hit with $1 million in punitive damages in the aftermath of a case in which his client reportedly paid $665,000 in litigation costs and still did not recover the entire $300,000 he had spent buying a defective piece of forest-clearing equipment.
Attorney seeks transfer of robbery case to juvie court
WILKES-BARRE – An attorney for a 15-year-old boy charged as an adult in the robbery and assault of a taxi driver filed a motion in Luzerne County Court in an attempt to transfer the case to juvenile court.
Lawyer agrees to temporary license suspension
Just three days before he was to face the Kansas Supreme Court, Topeka lawyer Robert M. Telthorst on Friday voluntarily agreed to the temporary suspension of his law license during a disciplinary investigation. Chief Justice Lawton R.
Arroyo lawyer cries foul
It’s “persecution of the worst kind,” said Ferdinand Topacio, lawyer of former first gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, yesterday after a fact-finding team declared evidence against Arroyo as lacking substance but decides to continue the investigation. The fact-finding team composed of officials from the Department of Justice and the Commission on Elections came out with a report saying the ...
Lawyer accused of smuggling drugs to LA inmate
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have arrested an attorney they say tried to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine to a gang member in custody.
Attorney: E-Mails Show Colgan Knew 3407 Pilot Lacked Training
BUFFALO, NY - "This set of e-mails really is a smoking gun," remarked Attorney Hugh Russ, while reviewing documents at the downtown offices of the Hodgson Russ law firm.
Burum attorney to court: dismiss all counts
The attorney representing Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum is asking a state appeals court to dismiss the remaining criminal charges against his client, who prosecutors charged in a sweeping county corruption probe.
Attorney: Suspect in killing has alibi
Two brothers accused in an ambush killing and an aggravated assault last year in Jackson are scheduled to be tried Dec. 5.
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: Give back paintings by Kevorkian
The estate of Jack Kevorkian sued a Boston-area museum in Oakland County Circuit Court on Friday, demanding the return of 17 paintings the estate wants to sell at an auction next week in New York City.
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.
Denver district attorney explains why no charges filed in death at zoo
The complete statement by Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey on the reason criminal charges will not be filed in the death of Alonzo Ashley at the Denver Zoo.
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
Murray's attorney challenges key expert
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.
Lawyer disciplined for fling with former Detroit mayor
DETROIT - A lawyer appointed to monitor changes at the Detroit Police Department has been disciplined for a brief fling with then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Attorney: Give back paintings by Kevorkian
The estate of Jack Kevorkian sued a Boston-area museum in Oakland County Circuit Court on Friday, demanding the return of 17 paintings the estate wants to sell at an auction next week in New York City.
Lawyer Asks Court To Overturn District Judge's Contempt Order
Defense attorney Jonathan MacArthur has asked the Nevada Supreme Court to overturn a district judge's order holding him in contempt for refusing to defend a client at a criminal child abuse trial. In court papers, his lawyers argued that the contempt order
Doug K. Jones named assistant district attorney in Calumet County
MANITOWOC Calumet County District Attorney Jerilyn Dietz on Friday announced the appointment of Doug K. Jones as assistant district attorney, according to a news release.
Lawyer: Colgan Air doubted crash pilot's ability
Cites internal Colgan emails, but carrier says pilot passed required FAA tests; 2009 crash near Buffalo, N.Y. killed 50
District Attorney Kermit McManus to retire
District Attorney Kermit McManus says he will step down on Jan. 31 of next year, citing the state’s Judicial Retirement System.
Jackson doctor's attorney 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.
Bali boy's health a concern - lawyer
A prominent lawyer is concerned for the Bali drugs boy facing a possible custodial sentence in Indonesia.
Jackson doctor's attorney 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.
Lawyer: Emails confirm Buffalo crash pilot shortcomings
BUFFALO-- 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.
Lawyer Talks About Wrongful Convictions
A lawyer with The Association in Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted says it's surprising how well people do after being exonerated. James Lockyer was the keynote speaker at the John Howard Society's annual general meeting Friday.
Cadaver dogs not always accurate: attorney
An attorney for the parents of missing 11-month-old Lisa Irwin slammed a report that cadaver dogs picked up the scent of a dead person in the family home, saying that the canine's intelligence could be shaky.
Lawyer accused of smuggling drugs to LA inmate
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have arrested an attorney they say tried to smuggle heroin and methamphetamine to a gang member in custody. The Los Angeles Times says a drug-sniffing dog alerted deputies to the drugs on 47-year-old Kenneth Markman Friday at the downtown LA courthouse when he tried to meet with his client in lockup. Deputies found 26 balloons containing ...
Lawyer allegedly smuggled drugs to jail
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Los Angeles lawyer has been charged with smuggling thousands of dollars in drugs to a jailed client.
Marijuana club's lawyer accuses governor, AG of playing politics
The lawyer for one of the state’s medical marijuana clubs accused the governor and state attorney general on Friday of conspiring to undermine the voter-approved initiative making the drug legal for s
Attorney Brought His Jailed Client a Little Something: $30,000 in Heroin, Meth, Pot
An attorney visiting his client in jail could be facing time himself after a drug-sniffing dog caught him trying to sneak in 26 balloons full of heroin, meth, pot and syringes to the jail. [ more › ]
Russia introduces US visa blacklist in lawyer row
Russia said Saturday it had put high-ranking US officials implicated in "human rights crimes" on a visa blacklist, warning Washington against increasing diplomatic pressure over the prison death of a lawyer.
Parents' Attorney Doubts Cadaver Dogs
The attorney representing the parents of Lisa Irwin said Saturday on a national news show that the cadaver dog "hit" referenced in the search warrant, could have other reasons, nothing to do with Lisa.
Attorney discounts cadaver dog's alert in missing baby probe
KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) - A lawyer for parents of missing 11-month-old Lisa Irwin downplayed on Saturday the significance of a cadaver dog's alert that may have signified the scent of a dead body in the Irwin home.
Attorney for Portland Officer Dane Reister says shooting resulted from bureau's 'gross negligence'
Attorney Janet Hoffman said she'll demonstrate that Reister's error was foreseeable and "directly caused by the PPB's failure to design and implement a system for training, storage, handling and loading of less lethal weapons and ammunition that meets basic safety standards
Attorney General Says Gas Price Probe To Wrap Soon
BUFFALO, N.Y.- For years Western New Yorkers have wondered why we pay more than much of the country and many parts of the state to fill our gas tanks.
Intrigue in district attorney race
Luzerne County District Attorney Jackie Musto Carroll's path to a second term seemed clear in the weeks leading to the May primary. There were no challengers on the Republican side; no Democratic insurrections; no one to question her role, or lack there
Attorney: Sachse Mother Coached Son To Falsify Accusations Against Father
Less than an hour after a jury decided to terminate her parental rights, police say Karen Hayslett McCall shot and killed her seven-year-old son Eryk and then herself in Sachse. Family and friends now reflect on the tragedy.
Paradise Valley lawyer traveled the world, always looking to learn
Paradise Valley resident Curtis Jennings had a penchant for doing things in a big way.
Lawyer for medical marijuana clubs claims conspiracy
PHOENIX -- The lawyer for one of the state's medical marijuana clubs accused the governor and attorney general Friday of conspiring to undermine the voter-approved initiative making the drug legal for some ill people.
Paradise Valley lawyer traveled the world, always looking to learn
Paradise Valley resident Curtis Jennings had a penchant for doing things in a big way.