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Sham This! Kim Kardashian's Lawyer Breaks Down Suit Over Hoax Wedding Story
It's bluff-calling time: Kim Kardashian has seen her alleged former publicist and raised him a lawyer. A damn good one, at that. Last week, Jonathan Jaxson identified himself as...
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 said he was in the midst of conducting an investigation at the request of the village mayor, according to the defense attorney. Daniel Herrman, 39, made a brief appearance in Herkimer County Court Monday morning on charges of forgery and official misconduct in connection to requests ...
Lawyer says Ind. teen wrongly labeled 'psychopath'
An Indiana judge who sentenced a teenager to life in prison without parole for strangling his 10-year-old brother gave too much credence to a psychologist's testimony that the boy could be a psychopath, his lawyer said Monday in arguing for a reduced sentence.
Tonight on AC360: Sandusky's attorney speaks out
Editor's note: Tonight at 8 p.m. ET, AC360 hears from Jerry Sandusky's attorney, Joe Amendola, who says his client is innocent. State College, Pennsylvania (CNN) – The head of a charity for young people founded by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky has resigned amid accusations that Sandusky sexually abused young boys involved with the organization. [...]
SchoolBook: State Names Lawyer to Investigate Cheating
Hank Greenberg, a former assistant United States attorney and senior legal adviser to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo when he was attorney general, will review how the state's Education Department receives and investigates complaints of alleged test tampering.
State Names Lawyer to Investigate Cheating
Hank Greenberg, a former assistant United States attorney and senior legal adviser to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo when he was attorney general, will review how the state's Education Department receives and investigates complaints of alleged test tampering.
Attorney says former union honcho stole more than $560K from Jersey City local due to gambling habit
The attorney for a Bayonne man who today admitted to embezzling more than $560,000 from the labor union he worked for said the crime stemmed from his client's gambling problem
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell Files Suit to Recover Louisiana's Congressional Seat
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell today filed suit in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to recover the congressional seat taken from Louisiana as a result of the 2010 Census. 
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.
Report: Tressel tip hurts attorney
The Ohio attorney who tipped off former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel to the tattoos-for-memorabilia deal involving Buckeyes players faces the possibility of losing his law license for six months, The Columbus Dispatch reported Monday.
Attorney questions why Indiana doesn't have temporary structure inspection laws
While the investigation continues into the Indiana State Fair tragedy, an attorney representing several victims questions why state inspections aren't mandated by law. While the investigation continues into the Indiana State Fair tragedy, an attorney representing several victims questions why state inspections aren't mandated by law.
Attorney General files suit to recover Louisiana's congressional district
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell today filed suit in the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to recover the congressional seat taken from Louisiana as a result of the 2010 Census. To properly apportion seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Constitution requires that a census be taken every 10 years to count the number of lawful residents in each state. In the 2010 Census, the Census ...
Lawyer to file judicial review on PPSMI
KOTA KINABALU: The High Court has allowed a lawyer here to file a judicial review to stop the Government from abolishing the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI).
Attorney questions why Indiana doesn't have temporary structure inspection laws
While the investigation continues into the Indiana State Fair tragedy, an attorney representing several victims questions why state inspections aren't mandated by law. While the investigation continues into the Indiana State Fair tragedy, an attorney representing several victims questions why state inspections aren't mandated by law.
Denver attorney and Democratic power broker Willie Shepherd charged with domestic violence
Once prominent Denver attorney and Democratic fundraiser Willie Shepherd is facing a misdemeanor domestic violence charge with a trial set for January.
Sandusky Lawyer on PSU Scandal: 'The Kid Was Having a Good Time'
Both Jerry Sandusky and attorney Joe Amendola took to news networks on Nov. 14 to proclaim the former Penn State assistant coach's innocence in the sexual abuse charges. Amendola said his client's actions were exaggerated and misunderstood, while Sandusky admitted to showering and "horsing around" with boys from The Second Mile.
Calif. Judge Rejects Deal for Lawyer as Too Harsh
Calif. judge rejects sentence for prominent lawyer who contributed to Edwards as too harsh
Sandusky lawyer impregnated teenage girl: report
The lawyer for accused pedophile and former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky reportedly impregnated a teenage girl more than a decade ago.
Video: Attorney: Jerry Sandusky 'devastated'
Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says he's worried about his client's well-being in the wake of the molestation charges he faces
Sandusky's attorney says client has answers to every allegation
STATE COLLEGE, Pa (Reuters) - An attorney for the former Penn State assistant coach charged with child sex abuse said on Monday his client has answers to every allegation leveled by prosecutors.
Lawyer: Indiana teen who killed brother mentally ill
An Indiana judge who sentenced a teenager to life in prison without parole for strangling his 10-year-old brother gave too much credence to a psychologist's testimony that the boy could be a psychopath, his lawyer said Monday in arguing for a reduced sent
Attorney: Stabbing was self defense
A suspect in an Oct. 29 stabbing death was defending himself and his girlfriend and was given no preferential treatment by authorities, the suspect’s attorney said Monday.
Report: Sandusky lawyer impregnated teen
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. The lawyer for ex-Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky reportedly impregnated a teenage girl more than 10 years ago and later married her, The Daily has learned.
U.S. Attorney To Reportedly Investigate Comptroller Liu's Campaign Funds
Federal investigators are now looking at City Comptroller John Liu's fundraising, according to the New York Times, to see whether people he listed as campaign donors actually donated.
Boy in 2002 incident denies abuse: Sandusky lawyer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa (Reuters) - The lawyer for the Penn State football coach charged with child sex abuse said in an interview on Monday the boy at the center of a 2002 incident detailed in the grand jury's report had been identified and said it never happened.
Casey Anthony attorney called 'smarmy'
A retired prosecutor from the Casey Anthony murder trial is taking aim at the Florida mother's attorneys in his new book, calling her lead counsel "smarmy."
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: Run ads in local paper
ASHTON – The village of Ashton should run its advertisements in the local newspaper, not in an out-of-town publication, its attorney said Monday.
‘Perv’ coach’s lawyer knocked up teen: report
The lawyer for accused pedophile and former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky reportedly impregnated a teenage girl more than a decade ago.Joe Amendola, 63, was the attorney on Mary Iavasile’s emancipation petition filed Sept. 3, 1996, just weeks before her 17th birthday, according to Centre County Courthouse...
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.
Denver attorney, Democratic fundraiser faces domestic-violence trial
Once-prominent Denver lawyer and Democratic fundraiser Willie Shepherd is facing trial in January on a misdemeanor domestic-violence charge.
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 who triggered OSU scandal denies he broke misconduct rules
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.
Penn State Rape Victim Denies Assault, Jerry Sandusky's Lawyer Claims
Jerry Sandusky has Broken his Silence on the Allegations of Child Sexual Assault Placed Against him
Brauer's Attorney: Suspect Acted In Self-Defense
The defense attorney for an ECU student charged with fatally stabbing a Fort Bragg soldier says the suspect acted in self-defense.
Murdoch lawyer says phone hacking 'shameful'
A lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers says phone hacking was wrong and shameful but claims the huge criminal investigation it sparked proves journalists are not above the law.
A'burg cop forced to find new lawyer
A suspended Amherstburg police officer was directed to find a new lawyer at a Police Act hearing Monday.
Attorney to court: Where are files?
Little Rock attorney Keith Hall filed a petition in Pulaski County Circuit Court on Monday claiming the Little Rock Police Department has not yet provided documents regarding past complaints about a lieutenant in the department who he said struck a client at a local restaurant late last month.
Attorney: Former Shirley town administrator was not read rights
WOBURN -- In an attempt to prevent a jury from seeing lurid video and hearing alleged illegal tape recordings made by then-Shirley Town Administrator Kyle Keady, his attorney will ask a Superior
Attorney for man convicted of McKeesport murder preps appeal
The attorney for one of the two McKeesport men sentenced earlier this month in connection with a triple homicide in Crawford Village in 2010 has taken legal action in preparation for an appeal of the case.
Lawyer for News International says phone hacking was shameful, but lessons have been learned
LONDON — A lawyer for Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers said Tuesday that phone hacking was wrong and shameful, but insisted the huge criminal investigation it sparked proves journalists are not above the law. Rhodri Davies told a judge-led inquiry into British media practices that Murdoch’s News International apologized “unreservedly” for eavesdropping on cell phone voice mail messages of ...
Sandusky Lawyer Says Boy in Abuse Case Will Defend Sandusky
According to the lawyer of Penn State assistant coach, boy at the center 2002 incident will deny abuse.
Murdoch Lawyer Calls Hacking 'Shameful'
Lawyer for News International says phone hacking was shameful, but lessons have been learned
Attorney for town acquitted of charges
Driving while ability impaired charges were dismissed against Lockport Town Attorney Daniel E. Seaman in Niagara Falls City Court on Monday.
Attorney Accused Of Drug Possession
A Cedar Rapids attorney has been charged with possession of a controlled substance after authorities said he bought crack cocaine from an undercover informant.
Lawyer: Regulators sniffing around mobile privacy issues
Regulators are starting to investigate what kind of oversight is in place to make sure that mobile applications don't encroach on user privacy rights, Microsoft attorney Mary Newcomer Williams said at a conference about legal issues in mobile broadband.
Sandusky lawyer: Alleged victim tells different story
An attorney representing accused child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky believes he has located an alleged child rape victim, now in his 20s, and he is "telling a very different story."
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.
Attorney gets delay in hearing for L.A. Cafe
 City Council’s hearing about whether the Department of Commerce, Division of Liquor Control, should renew the LA Cafe’s liquor permit will not be held today at the request of the bar owner’s attorney.
Murdoch Lawyer To Inquiry: Phone Hacking 'Shameful'
LONDON — A lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers said Tuesday that phone hacking was wrong and shameful, but insisted the huge criminal investigation it sparked proves journalists are not above the law.