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Closing arguments under way in murder trial of NJ attorney Paul Bergrin
Once prominent defense attorney Paul Bergrin counseled members of a Newark drug gang to kill an FBI informant to keep authorities from discovering his role as cocaine supplier, a prosecutor said Monday in closing arguments at Bergrin’s murder trial in Newark.
Lawyer: Ukraine's ex-PM to stay in jail for months
A lawyer for former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko says efforts to free her through the legal system are almost certainly doomed and she is likely to remain in prison for many months.
Attorney general: Police don't have to return medical marijuana
The state’s appellate court has said a trial judge was correct in precluding two Oakland County men from referencing the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act during their trials.
Lawyer: Ukraine's Ex-PM to Stay in Jail
Lawyer: Ukraine's ex-PM Tymoshenko likely to remain in jail for many months
Attorney opens new law office in Adrian
When he left the active-duty Navy after six years as a nuclear machinist, Todd Morgan was a single dad who worked and went to school in addition to serving two more years in the Navy Reserves. “I know what it’s like to pull myself up by my bootstraps,” said the Desert Storm veteran. “So I can understand people in tough times.”
Kim Kardashian hires lawyer to silence ‘former publicist’
Kim Kardashian has hired a lawyer to stop a man claiming to be her former publicist from saying her wedding was staged, TMZ reports . Jonathan Jaxson, who says he worked for Kardashian in 2007, 2008 and part of 2009, told a radio show he “staged several of the moments that the world has seen” from Kardashian's life. He told “Good Day L.A.” it was “obvious” Kardashian's wedding to Kris Humphries ...
Attorney General suggest releasing prisoners early
Attorney General Luther Strange talked about releasing non violent offenders during a panel discussion in Washington.  He said it would ease overcrowding and help with the state's budget issues.
Former RI Attorney General Michaelson dies at 89
Former Rhode Island Attorney General Julius Michaelson has died.
Lawyer: Ukraine’s ex-PM Tymoshenko likely to remain in jail for many months
KIEV, Ukraine — Efforts to free former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko from prison through the domestic legal system are almost certainly doomed and she is likely to remain in prison for many months, her lawyer said Monday. Serhiy Vlasenko charged that President Viktor Yanukovych is intent on keeping the top opposition leader in prison to bar her from elections. Read full article >>
Kris Humphries' divorce attorney confirms retainer, divorce proceedings
Lawyer Lee Hutton III confirms he's been retained by Kris Humphries and that no divorce papers have been withdrawn.
Attorney: Alleged victim ‘torn’ over Penn State scandal
Ben Andreozzi, attorney for one of the victims of alleged child sexual abuse committed by Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky, said that his client was emotionally involved in the school’s football community and is “torn apart” over fallout from the scandal.
Lawyer: Ohio tattoo parlor owner not a client
A lawyer whose emails to Ohio State's former football coach triggered an ongoing scandal and NCAA investigation is denying he broke any legal misconduct rules.
McQueary consults lawyer, CEO of Sandusky charity resigns amid child sex abuse scandal
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State assistant coach Mike McQueary sought legal counsel Monday, a week after being identified as an eyewitness to alleged child sexual abuse by former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky. Also Monday, the charity allegedly used by Sandusky to meet young boys announced the resignation...
Former RI Attorney General Michaelson dies at 89
Former Rhode Island Attorney General Julius Michaelson has died. Michaelson's son and former law partner, Jeffrey, says his father died Saturday evening at his home in Providence. He was 89.
Cain accuser's lawyer says witness to speak Monday
The lawyer for a Chicago woman who accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of inappropriate sexual conduct says a witness will go public Monday to support her claims.
Lawyer for Cain accuser says witness will come forward today
The lawyer for a Chicago woman who has accused GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain of inappropriate sexual conduct says a witness will go public today to support her claims.
Texas Attorney General speaks on Health Care Reform Law
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott spoke today regarding Supreme Court's Decision to hear Texas' challenge to the Federal Health Care Reform Law. Read on to see what he had to say about the controversial law.
Lawyer for Cain accuser Sharon Bialek says witness to speak Monday, support Bialek’s claims
WASHINGTON — The lawyer for a Chicago woman who has accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of inappropriate sexual conduct says a witness will go public Monday to support her claims. Attorney Gloria Allred said a previously unidentified ex-boyfriend of Sharon Bialek will share what Bialek told him about Cain making an unwanted sexual advance in the late 1990s when he headed a ...
Attorney General charges ESP inmate with May murder of another prisoner
Ely Times staff Carson City - Five months after Ely State Prison inmate James Ofeldt was accused of killing his cellmate, the Nevada Attorney General's Office has filed a criminal complaint.
Madison’s McShane Named Middlesex County State’s Attorney
Madison resident and longtime New London prosecutor Peter A. McShane has been promoted to state’s attorney for the Judicial District of  Middlesex. Previously...
Lawyer who triggered OSU scandal: Parlor owner not a client
A lawyer whose emails to Ohio State's former football coach triggered an ongoing scandal and NCAA investigation is denying he broke any legal misconduct rules.
Lawyer who committed suicide 'not key player' in Ongpin loans
LAWYER Benjamin Pinpin, a lawyer for the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) who committed suicide in August, handled documentation and was no key player at the bank, his former boss told senators Monday. At a Senate hearing on allegedly anomalous loans DBP made to businessman Roberto Ongpin, the bank's chief legal counsel Belinda Tejada scored bank chairman Jose Nuñez Jr. for referring to ...
Delco prosecutor arrested in hit and run of teen
A Delaware County assistant district attorney who was arrested yesterday for the hit and run of a teenager in Upper Darby this month had been drinking at a bar prior to the crash, according to court documents.
DA meets with Occupy attorney after more arrests
An attorney for Occupy Albany protesters is meeting with District Attorney David Soares. Another 13 people were arrested on trespassing charges in Albany over night.
Lawyer denies link in Ohio St. scandal
A lawyer whose emails to Ohio State's former football coach triggered an ongoing scandal and NCAA investigation is denying he broke any legal misconduct rules.
BP decision in Russia a shame, lawyer says
MOSCOW, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A ruling in favor of BP in a Siberian court shows the Russian legal system is still far behind the rest of the world in terms of corporate law, a lawyer said.
Lawsuits Filed Against Attorney Facing Disbarment
A high-profile attorney who is facing possible debarment in Kentucky is being sued by plaintiffs he represented in a class-action suit involving sex abuse victims.
Cain accuser's lawyer says witness to speak Monday
The lawyer for the Chicago woman who has accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of inappropriate sexual conduct on Monday was bringing forward a witness who could provide the first corroborating details of Sharon Bialek's claims.
Lawyer for Cain accuser Sharon Bialek says witness to speak Monday, Cain’s wife defends him
WASHINGTON — The lawyer for the Chicago woman who has accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of inappropriate sexual conduct on Monday was bringing forward a witness who could provide the first corroborating details of Sharon Bialek’s claims. Attorney Gloria Allred said a previously unidentified ex-boyfriend of Bialek’s will tell his version of events at a news conference in ...
Lawyer Who Tipped Tressel Denies Breaking Rules
UPDATE: A lawyer whose emails to Ohio State's former football coach triggered an ongoing scandal and NCAA investigation is denying he broke any legal misconduct rules.
Lawyer who emailed Tressel denies misconduct
A lawyer whose emails to Ohio State's former football coach triggered an ongoing scandal and NCAA investigation is denying he broke any legal misconduct rules.
Ukraine's Tymoshenko to seek justice abroad: lawyer
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko hopes foreign courts such as the European Court of Human Rights will throw out her conviction for abuse-of-office, her lawyer Serhiy Vlasenko said on Monday.
Lawyer says Piazza defendant was ‘played’
The lawyer for the alleged mastermind of the 2009 robbery-slayings at the Piazza at Schmidts complex in Northern Liberties says his client was "played" and incriminated by a gunman who pleaded guilty to escape the death penalty.
Lawyer: Ohio Tattoo Parlor Owner Not a Client
Lawyer who tipped Ohio State coach about memorabilia sales: tattoo parlor owner not his client
Attorney: Frankfort mayor asked officer to investigate fellow officer
A former Frankfort village police officer accused of illegally seizing the phone records of another fellow officer says he was in the midst of conducting an investigation at the request of the village mayor, according to the defense attorney.
Lawyer: OSU tattoo parlor owner not his client
COLUMBUS — A lawyer whose emails to Ohio State University's former football coach triggered an ongoing scandal and NCAA investigation that cost the coach his job and led to several players' suspensions denied Monday he broke any legal misconduct rules.
Combs-Lafleur attorney says wife’s death was ‘mercy kill’
Virginia Commonwealth Attorney Russet Perry hit the podium with seven pounds to show the amount of times Steven Combs-Lafleur struck his wife in the head with a sledgehammer on Sept. 18, 2010.
Douglas County district attorney warns about scam involving home, driveway repairs
District Attorney Charles Branson on Monday warned Douglas County residents to be aware of a possible driveway and home repair scam after a resident recently lost $1,500.
Lawyer: Ind. teen who killed brother mentally ill
An attorney for an Indiana teenager who strangled his 10-year-old brother and expressed admiration for a fictional serial killer says he was mentally ill and shouldn't have been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Lawyer: Indiana teen who strangled brother, 10, was mentally ill, deserves less prison time
INDIANAPOLIS — An attorney for an Indiana teenager who strangled his 10-year-old brother and expressed admiration for a fictional serial killer says he was mentally ill and shouldn’t have been sentenced to life in prison without parole. Defense lawyer Leanna Weissmann argued before the Indiana Supreme Court on Monday that Andrew Conley had a long history of mental illness that was never treated ...
Lawyer: Ind. teen who killed brother is mentally ill
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An attorney for an Indiana teenager who strangled his 10-year-old brother and expressed admiration for a fictional serial killer says he was mentally ill and shouldn't have been sentenced to life in prison without parole.    Defense lawyer Leanna Weissmann argued before the Indiana Supreme Court on Monday that Andrew Conley had a long history of mental illness that was never ...
Update From Alabama: Attorney General Posts Guidance On The Toughest Immigration Law In The Nation
Today, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced that he has established a special webpage for providing updates and information on Alabama’s new immigration law, Act No. 2011-535, which is widely considered to be the toughest in the nation.
Manhattan District Attorney to Widen Probe of Iran Sanctions Violations
Six more banks under investigation in a New York probe of how foreign financial institutions bypass sanctions on countries such as Iran will be named by the end of the year, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said.
Lawyer: Teen Who Killed Brother Mentally Ill
An attorney for an Indiana teenager who strangled his 10-year-old brother and expressed admiration for a fictional serial killer says he was mentally ill and shouldnt have been sentenced to life in prison without parole.
U.S. attorney pledges support in probes of Sandusky, Penn State
U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith today pledged his office's support to state and federal investigations regarding child molestation charges lodged against Jerry Sandusky, former defensive coordinator for Penn State University's football team.
Montclair attorney: $5K to come from PSE&G for Gray Street trees
Montclair Township Attorney Ira Karasick confirmed that $5,000 will be donated to the municipality as part of a settlement agreement over the controversial Gray Street power line project in Montclair and Glen Ridge.
Kim Kardashian hires a lawyer to confront 'fake wedding' allegations
Kim Kardashian has yet another lawyer. Not that she needs it, but we hope she's getting a bulk discount. This time she's hiring legal counsel to sue her former publicist. You know, the one who says her marriage to Kris Humphries is a big fat publicity stunt.
Lawyer: I stand behind emails to Jim Tressel
A lawyer whose emails to Ohio State University's former football coach triggered an ongoing scandal and NCAA investigation that cost the coach his job and led to several players' suspensions denied Monday he broke any legal misconduct rules. Attorney Christopher Cicero testified he never intended to represent a tattoo parlor owner who bought or traded tattoos for Ohio State memorabilia...
Lawyer: I stand behind emails to Jim Tressel
A lawyer whose emails to Ohio State University's former football coach triggered an ongoing scandal and NCAA investigation that cost the coach his job and led to several players' suspensions denied Monday he broke any legal misconduct rules.
Attorney general files injunction against telemarketers
Preliminary injunctions have been obtained by Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster against telemarketing companies that violated the Missouri Merchandising practices Act and the Telemarketing No-Call List Act.