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Gibson County, Ind., attorney sentenced in child porn case
Attorney and former candidate for Gibson County prosecutor William Wallace III was sentenced Tuesday on felony charges of obstructing justice and possessing child pornography.
Indiana attorney helps open floodgates of campaign spending
Indiana attorney Jim Bopp has spent 30 years fighting limits on campaign spending, and next year's political landscape could be transformed by his labor, an election season in which at least $6 billion is likely to be spent, more than $700 million more than 2008.
Video: Knox's homecoming "warm, meaningful": attorney
Amanda Knox's U.S. Attorney Theodore Simon speaks to Erica Hill about Knox's reunion with family members in Seattle and how she's adjusting to freedom.
Attorney General Starts Billing Agencies For Indirect Costs
By Megan [email protected] years, assistant attorneys general have worked in the ...
Indiana attorney helps open floodgates of campaign spending
Indiana attorney Jim Bopp has spent 30 years fighting limits on campaign spending, and next year's political landscape could be transformed by his labor, an election season in which at least $6 billion is likely to be spent, more than $700 million more than 2008.
Lawyer: Knox knows worldwide impact of story
She could write a book and sell the movie rights to her story, but Amanda Knox will make those decisions on her own time, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Bank of New York Mellon Used Forex Transactions to Bilk Clients: NY Attorney General, U.S. Attorney
The Bank of New York Mellon was accused of bilking clients through increased rates on foreign currency exchange transactions.
Ratley Attorney: Insanity Plea "Revictimizes Josie"
Attorney for Wayne Treacy files motion to use temporary insanity defense.
Chicago lawyer barred from promoting tax shelters
A Chicago tax lawyer has been barred from promoting tax shelter that federal officials say use distressed Brazilian debt to improperly lower customers' reported income.
Lawyer questions safety of liftboats
An oilfield liftboat operated by Hercules Offshore capsized in the Gulf of Mexico, the Houston-based contractor said Monday.
How to Find a Good Lawyer When You Really Need One
We help people answer a lot of financial (and many that are more emotional than financial) questions at Financial Finesse.  However, one type of question that we can't answer is a legal one regarding issues like filing for bankruptcy, drafting an estate plan, or litigating a legal dispute.  So despite all those lawyer jokes we love, we do need them from time to time. But where and how can you ...
Lawyer called in by trust
A former Dunedin-based poker machine trust is threatening legal action after a claim by the Department of Internal Affairs it did not return sufficient funds to the community. read more
Delco Dep. D.A. moves to U.S. Attorney’s office
A 19-year veteran at the Delaware County District Attorney's office will be moving on to the U.S. Attorney's office in Philadelphia, officials announced.
Lawyer: SJ-area man held by feds is no terrorist
ST. JOSEPH - The lawyer for Reed Berry said his client is a Muslim and has surfed some jihadist websites on which people chat about their political views but is not a terrorist and is not associated with any known terrorist organizations.
Attorney seeks new trial in clients DUI manslaughter conviction
The attorney for Angel Monserrate-Jacobs, a 45-year-old former jockey found guilty late last month of DUI manslaughter in the death of a teenager, has filed two motions on behalf of his client.
Atlanta Lawyer Rolls Out 'MyBaldLawyer.com' Ad Campaign
Lawyer advertising is everywhere, to the point that is often just unnoticed noise (e.g., images of people in suits, gavels and scales of justice) thrown onto a billboard or the back of a phone book. How can a lawyer stand out in a sea of competitors while still remaining G-rated (unlike this risque divorce lawyer ad, for example) and not offending people and otherwise making themselves the butt ...
Lawyer for families of Air France victims says it seems pilots got bad data from plane
PARIS — A lawyer for families who lost loved ones in a 2009 Air France plane crash said Wednesday that the investigation so far into the accident appeared to show that the pilots received bad data from their plane. Airbus and Air France have been charged in France with involuntary homicide for the crash that killed all 228 people aboard Flight 447 as it headed from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. Read ...
Lawyer: Bad data may be behind Air France crash
A lawyer for families who lost loved ones in a 2009 Air France plane crash said Wednesday that the investigation so far into the accident appeared to show that the pilots received bad data from their plane.
Lawyer: SJ-area man held by feds is no terrorist
ST. JOSEPH - The lawyer for Reed Berry said his client is a Muslim and has surfed some jihadist websites on which people chat about their political views but is not a terrorist and is not associated with any known terrorist organizations.
Acadiana District Attorney's Job On the Line After Formal Charges Filed
Acadiana District Attorney's job could be on the line after a formal complaint was filed by the state. KATC's Melissa Hawkes will have more, tonight at 5 & 6. BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Office of Disciplinary Counsel has filed formal misconduct charges against 16th Judicial District Attorney Phil Haney over Haney's decision to represent a woman in a 2007 civil case. Charles B. Plattsmier, chief ...
Lawyer: Jury may have been tired, hungry
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a young man convicted in Florida of murder and armed robbery wants to interview jurors to determine if being hungry influenced their verdict.
Lawyer: Gables Teen Drinking at Club Before Crash
Attorney for victim's family says Coral Gables teen Ivanna Villanueva purchased two shots of Patron at Arkadia early morning crash killed Eyder Ayala
Lawyer: Plea Deal Possible for Rockview Escapee
Franklin Barndt is accused of leaving Rockview's Forestry Camp and heading to his hometown of Easton last Tuesday night.
Massachusetts Attorney General Says She May Sue Big Banks
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said she may sue major banks after she “lost confidence” that they will reach an adequate agreement to resolve disputes over foreclosure practices.
Bailey lawyer not surprised by 'bizarre' French legal move
A LAWYER representing English journalist Ian Bailey yesterday said that he was not surprised at confirmation by a French official that his client could be tried in his absence in France for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in west Cork almost 15 years ago.
Longtime Apple attorney Larry Sonsini reacts to Steve Jobs' death
Longtime Apple attorney Larry Sonsini called Steve Jobs "a true giant of industry" and said he was "very saddened" by his death. Sonsini said he spoke with Jobs on the phone just last week. "He was totally engaged as we discussed what was going on in the business world," Sonsini said. Sonsini's firm, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, took Apple public in 1980. As Sonsini prepared for the biggest ...
Portales attorney facing felony charges
Portales attorney Eric Dixon is accused of attempting to run down District Judge Ted L. Hartley with a vehicle in April outside the Curry County Courthouse. Dixon was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a fourth-degree...
Auburn attorney surrenders law license
An Auburn attorney purposely forfeited his law license with the Alabama State Bar Association for reasons that are unclear.
Attorney general should investigate casinos, new gambling regulator says
Moving the Gaming Board's investigatory unit would improve flow of information, avoid potential conflicts of interest. HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's top gaming regulator told a state House panel on Wednesday that the state Gaming Control Board's investigative and enforcement wing should be moved into the state attorney general's office.
Arroyo lawyer to Brillantes: Resign
The legal counsel of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo has asked for the resignation of Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr., claiming his recent statements only show the agency could be a tool for vendetta against political opponents.
Lawyer Says KPK's Committee Partial
Afrian emphasized several issues over the Committee's questioning.
Lawyer: No Plans for Ex-Principal Corey Swindler to Get Job Back
In the aftermath of his acquittal on child molestation charges, former Lakeland elementary school principal Corey Swindler is concentrating on his health and has no plans, at least for now, to try to get his job back, his lawyer said Wednesday.
South Bay attorney guilty in $1.1 million investment scheme
A South Bay attorney was found guilty Wednesday of defrauding more than 30 people as part of a $1.1 million investment scheme, federal prosecutors said.
South Bay attorney guilty in $1.1 million investment scheme
A South Bay attorney was found guilty Wednesday of defrauding more than 30 people as part of a $1.1 million investment scheme, federal prosecutors said.
Attorney files motion to suppress search of Orozco's apartment
SYCAMORE – An attorney representing one of two men charged with shooting a Northern Illinois University football player earlier this year made a motion Wednesday to suppress the search of his client’s apartment.
Saratoga Lawyer Convicted Of Defrauding Investors $1.1M
A Saratoga lawyer who ran two investment funds was convicted of wire fraud in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday in connection with a scheme to defraud investors of $1.1 million.
Lawyer tells teacher's side of incident
Patrick Kocsis, the former teacher who took two quarreling students outside to "fight it out," was trying to teach the boys a lesson, the man's attorney says.
Attorney General Abbott Participates in Wildfire Briefing, Visits Displaced Texans at Bastrop County Red Cross Shelter
BASTROP, TX – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today traveled to Bastrop County, where he participated in a briefing with state and local emergency management authorities and urged local residents to take precautions during these dangerous wildfire conditions.
Saratoga lawyer convicted of defrauding investors
SARATOGA, Calif. -- A Saratoga lawyer who ran two investment funds was convicted of wire fraud in federal court in San Francisco Wednesday in connection with a scheme to defraud investors of $1.1 million.
Attorney: School board did not violate quorum rules
West Milford The school board did not have an illegal quorum at a recent town council meeting, so said the West Milford Board of Education attorney Joanne Butler.
Delco D.A. veteran joining U.S. Attorney's Office
A 19-year veteran of the Delaware County District Attorney's Office will move on to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, officials have announced.
Arroyo lawyer: Comelec chair should resign
Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Sixto Brillantes has been accused of showing bias against former first couple Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Lawyer: Bahrain security court sentences 33 more for protest violence
MANAMA, Bahrain — A defense lawyer says Bahrain’s security court has convicted 33 more activists on charges that include violence and attempted murder during anti-government protests and sentenced them to prison terms. Thursday’s verdicts cap a week of back-to-back decisions by the court, which has issued more than 110 convictions relating to the Shiite-led demonstrations against the ruling ...
Lawyer tells teacher's side
Patrick Kocsis, the former teacher who took two quarreling students outside to "fight it out," was trying to teach the boys a lesson, the man's attorney says.
Arroyo lawyer: Comelec chair should resign
Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Sixto Brillantes has been accused of showing bias against former first couple Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo and Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
Arroyo lawyer seeks resignation of poll body chief
COMMISSION on Elections (Comelec) chairman Sixto Brillantes should resign from his post after supposedly hinting a Christmas in jail for the Arroyo couple, the former First Gentleman's lawyer said. News reports on Thursday stated that Brillantes said he and Justice Secretary Leila de Lima have agreed to conclude its work on allegations of 2004 and 2007 poll fraud before Christmas. He said the ...
Calif. lawyer convicted of swindling investors
A Northern California lawyer has been convicted of swindling investors out of $1 million.
Lawyer complains of ‘anger’ in jury pool as final picks near in Detroit underwear bomb case
DETROIT — An attorney assisting the man charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane says there are feelings of “anger, pain and vengeance” in the jury pool. Potential jurors are returning to a Detroit courtroom Thursday for final selection in the trial of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (OO’-mahr fah-ROOK’ ahb-DOOL’-moo-TAH’-lahb). He’s accused of trying to set off a bomb in his underwear on ...
Rabbi's attorney responds to township's complaint
Defendants request that complaint be dismissed
Attorney cites 'anger' in underwear bomb jury pool
An attorney assisting the man charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane says there are feelings of "anger, pain and vengeance" in the jury pool.