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Baby Lisa’s Mom’s Lawyer Selling the Improbable
COMMENTARY | Joe Tacopina, a lawyer for the family of baby Lisa Irwin, seems to be peddling an improbable scenario based on witness sightings of a man with a baby the night Lisa was reported missing.
County attorney gets new three-year contract
Commissioners agree to look at cutting impact fees to zero.
Abbeylara lawyer warns of biased judgments
EXTENDING THE powers of Oireachtas inquiries would open the door to politically biased judgments against individuals, a lawyer involved in the Abbeylara case has said.
Burch's son wants to succeed him as state's attorney
HARDIN - The son of Calhoun County State's Attorney Charles H. Burch, who is retiring after his current term, is seeking to succeed his father.Charles H.W. Burch announced in a letter to the media dated Oct. 24 that he will seek the Democratic nomination for state's attorney in the...
Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez reacts to release of jury’s names
Casey Anthony's lead defense attorney isn't hiding his emotions, about efforts to talk with jurors from the case.
Investigation Underway into the Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
In Randolph County, commissioners have appointed an attorney to investigate the Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. While they wouldn't say exactly what this attorney would be investigating, they did say that it was a personnel matter. Around 2 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, the three Randolph County Commissioners went into an executive session, for what was listed on the agenda as a ...
APNewsBreak: Texas district attorney offered leniency for cash
CENTER, Texas -- The district attorney in a Texas county with a well-known drug-trafficking route repeatedly allowed suspected drug runners and money launderers to receive light sentences -- or escape criminal charges altogether -- if they forfeited their cash to prosecutors.
Attorney general's office charges 7 with Medicaid fraud
Six women and one man, all from Milwaukee, were charged Tuesday with Medicaid fraud and identity theft on allegations of bilking Wisconsin's Medicaid program out of more than $1.2 million.
Attorney explains assault charges
Deputy County Attorney Lori Adams defended the course of action chosen by the attorney’s office Tuesday on how to handle assault charges against two Glacier High School students.
Attorney charged with tax evasion
A Warsaw attorney who has a business interest in Racer's strip club in Sparta has been charged with tax evasion.
MENIFEE: City may soon be looking for new attorney
Despite recent court victories, Menifee may soon be looking for a new city attorney to succeed Karen Feld.
Jackpot player's lawyer sends letter to MBS
The lawyer acting for the woman embroiled in a dispute with a casino over a $416,000 jackpot win has sent a letter of demand to Marina Bay Sands (MBS).
Lawyer added to defense of 14-year-old homicide suspect
A Beaver County attorney will help defend a 14-year-old Lawrence County boy accused of killing his father's pregnant fiancee.
Attorney: David Madden 'followed the law'
The attorney for the former Weymouth mayor who arranged to have himself reinstated as fire chief in a pension-boosting...
Attorney: Ex officer will plead guilty
An attorney for a former San Ramon police officer says his client will plead guilty to charges that he stole and sold drugs seized during raids by a multiagency narcotics task force.
Attorney: Suspend Trumbull CSB workers in toddler rape case
By ED RUNYAN [email protected] WARREN The attorney for an alleged rape victim’s grandmother
Attorney: Ex officer will plead guilty
An attorney for a former San Ramon police officer says his client will plead guilty to charges that he stole and sold drugs seized during raids by a multiagency narcotics task force.
Attorney: Former San Ramon cop will plead guilty
An attorney for a former San Ramon police officer says his client will plead guilty to charges that he stole and sold drugs seized during raids by a multiagency narcotics task force.
Attorney: Ex officer will plead guilty
(10-25) 21:56 PDT Oakland, Calif. (AP) -- An attorney for a former San Ramon police officer says his client will plead guilty to charges that he stole and sold drugs seized during raids by a multiagency narcotics task...
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.
Editorial: Polluters have a friend in Attorney General Schuette
Who needs Congress to delay improvements to the air you breathe when your state's own attorney general will do it for you? Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette took the lead this month in filing a court brief from 25 states asking for a one-year delay in new air rules being written by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and due for publication next month.
California attorney general goes after questionable 'biodegradable plastic' bottles
State lawyers say biodegradable claims are misleading, illegal and could even increase littering
California attorney general goes after questionable 'biodegradable plastic' bottles
State lawyers say biodegradable claims are misleading, illegal and could even increase littering
Attorney General helps landlords boot criminals from Yakima rentals
Our city’s Crime Free Housing program has proven successful to the point that our Washington’s Attorney General wanted to see it up close and personal.
Attorney / Writer Gets Personal Note About 'Personal Item'
Someone Comments ... In Writing ... About A Sex Toy In A Woman's Luggage Nearly everyone who has checked luggage on an airplane in recent years at some point has likely seen a tag on their bag when they get it back indicating that it has been opened by TSA. But attorney and writer Jill Filipovic got a little something extra written on the inspection notice tucked inside her suitcase ... an ...
California attorney general to sue plastic bottle companies over 'biodegradable' claim
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- In a move that could have a major effect on the recycling industry, California Attorney General...
Attorney: Petitions to recall Bridgewater councilors Demos and Riordan invalid
Special Assistant Town Attorney Jason Buffington, of Taunton, filed a formal opinion Tuesday with the Bridgewater’s Town Clerk and Board of Registrars, that the petitions to recall Town Councilors Mike Demos (district 3), and Peter Riordan (district 7) were invalid and did not rise to the definition of “affidavit,” which would be needed for the Council to move forward. Due to Buffington’s ...
Attorney: Former California officer will plead guilty in drug case
OAKLAND, Calif. An attorney for a former San Ramon police officer says his client will plead guilty to charges that he stole and sold drugs seized during raids by a multiagency narcotics task force.
Attorney general aims to limit European power over English law
Dominic Grieve to appear before the European court of human rights in Strasbourg to argue his case The attorney general is appear before the European court of human rights in Strasbourg to argue that English and Welsh courts should have "primary responsibility" in interpreting its laws. In a speech on Monday, Dominic Grieve QC tried to limit the European court's powers in enforcing those aspects ...
Attorney Ray J. Koenig III Named Head of Clark Hill PLC Chicago
CHICAGO -- Attorney Ray J. Koenig III has been named the Managing Member of Clark Hill PLC's Chicago office, CEO John Hern announced today. Koenig is a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group, and ...
UPDATE 1-Kuwaiti court delays Zain AGM appeal to Nov 23
* Zain's lawyer requests urgent verdict* First degree court ruled in Sept. against board elections (Adds lawyer quote, background)By Eman GomaKUWAIT, Oct 26 (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti court on Wednesdayadjourned ...
Attorney: Currie won't testify in his own defense
The Associated Press The Associated Press BALTIMORE An attorney says state Sen. Ulysses Currie won't testify in his own defense in a federal corruption trial. The Washington Post reports Currie's attorney made the announcement Tuesday in federal court in Baltimore. ( (link) vBtxRj ) The Democrat from Prince George's County is charged with using his position to benefit a supermarket ...
Attorney General clears Adams Selectmen of any wrongdoing
Wednesday October 26, 2011 North Adams Transcript ADAMS -- The state Attorney General's office has ruled that the Board of Selectmen did not violate any Open Meeting Laws when it held an emergency meeting on Feb. 28 in reaction to allegations that Selectwoman Paula Melville violated state law and disclosed confidential information to town union members earlier that day.
California attorney general goes after questionable 'biodegradable plastic' bottles
State lawyers say biodegradable claims are misleading, illegal and could even increase littering
Attorney: Ex officer will plead guilty
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An attorney for a former San Ramon police officer says his client will plead guilty to charges that he stole and sold drugs seized during raids by a multiagency narcotics task force. Louis Lombardi's attorney Dirk Manoukian tells the Contra Costa Times Tuesday that Lombardi will plead guilty next month and intends to cooperate with prosecutors in the hope of receiving a ...
Lawyer: Man charged in beheading not competent
JACKSON — A psychiatric evaluation of a man charged in the beheading of a 59-year-old Jackson woman has found that he currently isn't competent to stand trial.
Lawyer in New Jersey case says there's no law against fabricating Facebook profile in ex-boyfriend's name
Morris County prosecutors say even though the ID theft law doesn't mention the Internet, the woman's action harmed her ex-boyfriend's reputation.
Attorney: 4th defendant in Philly basement-captive case 'shocked' but understands charges
PHILADELPHIA - The daughter of a woman accused of being the ringleader in an alleged Social Security fraud plot in which mentally disabled people were held captive in a squalid basement is "shocked" but understands the charges she faces, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer: 4th suspect in 'dungeon' case "shocked"
A judge has scheduled a December preliminary hearing for a fourth defendant in the 'dungeon' case.
Jackpot winner's lawyer sends letter to MBS
SINGAPORE: The lawyer representing a woman embroiled in a dispute concerning a jackpot win has sent a letter to Marina Bay Sands (MBS).
Lawyer: Man charged in beheading not competent
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A psychiatric evaluation of a man charged in the beheading of a 59-year-old Jackson woman has found that he currently isn't competent to stand trial.
Murrells Inlet attorney announces candidacy for state house seat
A Murrells Inlet attorney announced his candidacy Wednesday for the state House of Representatives District 108 seat.
Defense Lawyer: Defendant ‘Lost It’ After Fight
A lawyer for a woman charged with killing a woman inside an upscale yoga clothing shop says his client "lost it" following an angry fight with her colleague.
Murdoch lawyer accused BBC of phone hacking vendetta
LONDON (Reuters) - A lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's News Group Newspapers earlier this year accused the British Broadcasting Corporation of pursuing an investigation of alleged computer and phone hacking to "undermine" Murdoch's bid to acquire full ownership of satellite broadcaster BSkyB.
Murdoch lawyer accused BBC of phone hacking vendetta
LONDON (Reuters) - A lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's News Group Newspapers earlier this year accused the British Broadcasting Corporation of pursuing an investigation of alleged computer and phone hacking to "undermine" Murdoch's bid to acquire full ownership of satellite broadcaster BSkyB.
Murdoch lawyer accused BBC of phone hacking vendetta
LONDON (Reuters) - A lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's News Group Newspapers earlier this year accused the British Broadcasting Corporation of pursuing an investigation of alleged computer and phone hacking to "undermine" Murdoch's bid to acquire full ownership of satellite broadcaster BSkyB.
Lawyer: Defendant 'lost it' after yoga shop fight
A lawyer for a woman charged with killing a woman inside an upscale yoga clothing shop says his client "lost it" following an angry fight with her colleague.
Defense lawyer: Defendant ‘lost it’ after fight with co-worker killed at upscale Md. yoga shop
ROCKVILLE, Md. — A lawyer for a woman charged with killing a woman inside an upscale yoga clothing shop says his client “lost it” following an angry fight with her colleague. Attorney Douglas Wood acknowledged during opening statements Wednesdays that Brittany Norwood killed Jayna Murray inside the Lululemon Athletica shop on the night of March 11. Read full article >>
Delco attorney slips beneath train, survives near miss
An attorney for Delaware County says she was thrown beneath a moving SEPTA train on Monday when the train pulled out of the Eddystone station before she had fully disembarked.
California attorney general sues companies for marketing plastic bottles as biodegradable
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The California attorney general's office has sued three companies over allegations they misled consumers and violated state law by marketing plastic water bottles as biodegradable.