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Norwood “lost it” and killed co-worker: defense attorney
Brittany Norwood “lost it” and killed co-worker Jayna Murray during an “horrific fight” inside a Bethesda yoga store, Norwood’s defense attorney said Wednesday. “Jayna was killed by Brittany. Not with premeditation. Not with deliberation. Not with willfulness or malice,” defense attorney Douglas Wood told jurors. “It occurred during a fight . . . and during that fight, ladies and gentlemen ...
Leftist wins Seoul mayoral race: How it could alter South Korea's ties with North Korea
A leftist lawyer with a long background espousing radical causes won a decisive victory Wednesday in an election for mayor of Seoul that has serious implications for policies in dealing with North Korea.
Calif. attorney general sues companies accused of marketing plastic bottles as biodegradable
LOS ANGELES — The California attorney general’s office on Wednesday sued three companies over allegations they misled consumers by marketing plastic water bottles as biodegradable. The lawsuit — said to be the first government action to enforce the state’s environmental marketing law — accuses ENSO Plastics of Mesa, Ariz., of falsely claiming their bottles will biodegrade in less than five years ...
Maricopa County attorney won't take Phoenix campaign-finance case
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery has cited a conflict of interest in declining to review a campaign-finance complaint against Arizona Citizens United, an independent group that has been active in the mayoral race.
Lawyer asks for rehearing in Spence estate case
Lawyers for an attorney and former interim state treasurer want the South Carolina Supreme Court to reconsider its decision to allow a lawsuit against him by the widow of U.S. Rep. Floyd Spence to go forward.
California's Attorney General Sues Water Bottle Company for "False Claims"
California’s Attorney General is suing three water bottle companies for allegedly making false and misleading claims.
Defense attorney: Prosecutors plan charges for couple in Utah teen’s death
OGDEN, Utah — An attorney representing a “person of interest” in the death of a 16-year-old Utah girl says charges will be filed against his client in the case. Police say Alexis Rasmussen vanished Sept. 10 after babysitting for Eric and Dea Millerberg in North Ogden, about 40 miles north of Salt Lake City. Her body was found Oct. 18 off a highway. Read full article >>
Court allows attorney Allred into Resorts lawsuit
Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred will be able to represent nine cocktail servers who are suing Resorts Casino Hotel, alleging they were fired in favor of younger servers who look better in the skimpy costumes the casino is making them wear.
MENIFEE: City attorney tenders resignation
Menifee City Attorney Karen Feld said this morning that she has submitted her resignation to the city, effective on Nov.1.
Couple Expected to Be Charged in Utah Teen's Death
Defense attorney: Prosecutors plan charges for couple in Utah teen's death
Attorney: Charges against Millerbergs expected in Rasmussen death
NORTH OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A defense attorney says he expects charges to be filed against Dea and Eric Millerberg in connection with the death of 16-year-old Alexis...
MENIFEE: City attorney tenders resignation
Menifee City Attorney Karen Feld said this morning that she has submitted her resignation to the city, effective on Nov.1.
Lawyer: Insanity may have led to twin kill
GALLATIN, Tenn., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The lawyer for a Tennessee woman charged with killing her newborn twins suggested he is considering an insanity defense.
Oklahoma Attorney Pleads Guilty to $1M Workers’ Comp Fraud Case
A longtime Tulsa, Okla., criminal defense attorney has pleaded guilty in Tulsa County District Court for his role in helping embezzle more than $1 million from clients, Attorney General Scott Pruitt said. Fred Schraeder, 61, entered a guilty plea to …
California Attorney General Sues Plastic Water Bottle Companies
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filled lawsuit against three companies that allegedly made false and misleading claims by marketing plastic water bottles as "100 percent biodegradable and recyclable."
2nd lawyer backs state on pipeline
An Omaha attorney retained by the environmental group BOLD Nebraska contends pipeline companies can be required to build within existing easements or rights of way.
Ringhausen announces run for Calhoun County state's attorney
HARDIN - Attorney Richard J. Ringhausen announced Wednesday he is seeking the Democratic nomination for Calhoun County state's attorney in the March 2012 primary election.State's Attorney Charles H. Burch announced previously that he would not run for re-election at the end of his...
Matthew McConaughey Almost a Lawyer; Other Celebs and the Careers that 'Could Have Been'
Matthew McConaughey, star of the 2011 movie "The Lincoln Lawyer," plays the role of a lawyer who does business from the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Coincidentally, he has recently revealed in an interview that prior to becoming an actor, he went to school to become a criminal defense lawyer. This may lead one to ponder what could have been for McConaughey and other A-list celebrities. The ...
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Sues Plastic Water Bottle Companies over Misleading Claims of Biodegradability
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today filed a first-of-its-kind "greenwashing" lawsuit against three companies that allegedly made false and misleading claims by marketing plastic water bottles as "100 percent biodegradable and recyclable."
Attorney: Merhige Plea Would Be 'Right Thing To Do'
A former prosecutor weighed in Wednesday on the possibility that State Attorney Michael McAuliffe might agree to a plea deal with accused killer Paul Merhige in connection with the Thanksgiving Massacre.
Letter: Attorney general ignores the will of the people
Michigan's Attorney General Bill Schuette has willfully ignored the will of the people and decided that what voters approve, he can ignore. The attorney general, who is sworn to uphold the election results of the electorate, considers himself above the will of the people. Fantasies of being god come to fruition in a politician's head. Voters must remember this when he runs for re-election.
Attorney for hazed Walled Lake Western player speaks out
The attorney representing the family of the Walled Lake Western football player who was tied to a pole in an alleged hazing said the main focus needs to be to make sure his client has a healthy and productive high school career.
Water Bottle Lawsuit: California Attorney General Sues Companies Over False Biodegradable Claims
LOS ANGELES — The California attorney general's office on Wednesday sued three companies over allegations they misled consumers by marketing plastic water bottles as biodegradable.
Mistrial declared in Oklahoma after attorney accused of being intoxicated
Attorney for co-defendant Ervin G. Coleman accused of being intoxicated during trial.
Berry kids get lawyer for liability lawsuit
share: digg facebook twitter Berry kids get lawyer for liability lawsuit HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 09:10 p.m., Wednesday, October 26, 2011 A prominent Houston attorney will represent three children whose parents died in a head-on collision this summer in a ...
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and Former Louisiana Attorney General Announce Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against Central ...
NEW ORLEANS, LA-- - Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and KSF partner, Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., announce the commencement of a securities class action lawsuit filed in the U.S. ...
Attorney says client will seek charges against Jaamal Berry
An attorney for the unnamed 21-year-old man who was involved in an incident Friday with Ohio State running back Jaamal Berry said he will file a formal complaint for assault and ethnic intimidation Thursday morning in Franklin County Commons Pleas Court.
Police: Parents of missing Missouri girl decline separate interviews
The attorney for the parents of a missing Missouri toddler will hold a news conference Thursday as police continue their search for the 11-month-old girl.
Ex-FG's watch list inclusion cruel, inhuman - lawyer
MANILA, Philippines - The lawyer of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo condemned the reinstatement of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo in the government’s watch list, saying it is “most cruel and inhuman.”
Lawyer withdraws from Callahan State Park murder case
The lawyer for a Marlborough man charged with killing a friend at Callahan State Park in 2009 has withdrawn from the case.
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.
State bill looking to cap attorney fees
"We rely on these predatory businesses that we sue to pay our attorney fees," said Dudley. But if a bill is passed at the legislature, Dudley's attorney fees will be capped. "It would be devastating," said Dudley.
Nigeria: U.S. Based Lawyer Faces Fresh Fraud Charges
A Nigerian lawyer based in the US, Emeka Ugwuonye has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC over charges of stealing and diverting funds belonging to his client.
Delaware County lawyer says she was thrown under SEPTA train at Eddystone
A lawyer for Delaware County says she was thrown beneath a moving SEPTA train Monday when it pulled out of the Eddystone station before she had fully gotten off.
Tunisia frees former Libyan prime minister: lawyer
TUNIS (Reuters) - A Tunisian court has freed former Libyan prime minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi despite an extradition request from Libyan authorities, his lawyer said on Thursday.
New Ceglia lawyer has own issues
Paul Ceglia’s new lawyer is no stranger to courtroom controversy. Dean Boland, the Ohio lawyer now handling Ceglia’s Facebook case, was slapped last week with a $300,000 judgment related to his use of fake child pornography images in another court case.
Lawyer tells appeals court sentence of 13 years for sex assault 'excessive'
A Calgary man who sexually assaulted, unlawfully confined and choked a 34-year-old female acquaintance more than four years ago should have his 13-year prison sentence reduced by three to six years, say his lawyer.
Attorney for hazed Walled Lake Western player speaks out
The attorney representing the family of the Walled Lake Western football player who was tied to a pole in an alleged hazing said the main focus needs to be to make sure his client has a healthy and productive high school career.
Attorney for hazed Walled Lake Western player speaks out
The attorney representing the family of the Walled Lake Western football player who was tied to a pole in an alleged hazing said the main focus needs to be to make sure his client has a healthy and productive high school career.
Drummond sues lawyer over Colombian claims
The Alabama-based Drummond Co. filed a federal defamation lawsuit against a Washington labor lawyer who has campaigned publicly and in court for years trying to link its Colombia coal-mining operations to paramilitary violence in the South American country.
East Texas District Attorney faces federal criminal charges
An East Texas District Attorney is now the focus of a federal criminal investigation.
Attorney quits reputed gang member's case
INDIO — Jury selection for the trial of a reputed Desert Hot Springs gang member accused of trying to kill a rival was abruptly halted Wednesday when the defendant's attorney declared his continued representation would cause a conflict of interest.
Attorney Calls Off Media Tour Of Missing Baby's Home
The Kansas City attorney for the parents of missing 11-month-old Lisa Irwin abruptly postpones a scheduled media tour on Thursday of the home where the baby disappeared.
Attorney: Excessive force used, UM player arrests
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — The attorney representing two University of Montana football players say police used excessive force in shocking them with a stun gun before arresting them at a loud party.
First image of Phoenix Wright from the live-action Ace Attorney movie
News surrounding the upcoming big-screen adaptation of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney has been in short supply lately, but the most recent update is a big one.
Family's lawyer postpones news conference in missing Kansas City baby case
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The lawyer for the family of a missing Kansas City baby has postponed a news conference because the family and people working on their behalf are "exhausted."
Lawyer Cancels Media Tour of Irwin Home, Cites 'Exhaustion'
A promised media tour inside the home of missing Northland baby Lisa Irwin was abruptly canceled by lawyers for the family, as the investigation into her disappearance stretches into its 24th day.
Lawyer's truck set ablaze in Cotabato
COTABATO CITY, Philippines – A vehicle belonging to a lawyer was torched by unidentified men in Barangay Kisante, in the town of Makilala, North Cotabato.
MERS subpoenaed by NY attorney general-source
Oct 27 (Reuters) - New York's attorney general hassubpoenaed MERS, an electronic registry of mortgages used bythe banking industry, seeking information about how major banksuse it, a person familiar ...
County Attorney seeks University Hospital merger records
Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell has asked University Hospital's operator for records about the proposed merger with two other companies, saying the public has many questions about it. More coverage on hospital merger