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Sandusky attorney: 'Showering with kids doesn't make him guilty'
While Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer maintained his client’s innocence in an interview on TODAY Tuesday, he conceded that the former Penn State assistant football coach had some lapses in judgment.
Penn State scandal: Attorney, civil rights firm team up
A local attorney has teamed up with a Washington, D.C.-area civil rights law firm to “assess
Ask the Elder Law Attorney: Family Loans
What happens when a deceased parent's estate holds loans made to adult children?
Attorney: Run ads in local paper
ASHTON, Ill. (MCT) — The village of Ashton should run its advertisements in the local newspaper, not in an out-of-town publication, its attorney said Monday.
Hacking was shameful, lawyer says
A LAWYER for Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers said overnight that phone hacking was wrong and shameful.
Lawyer: alleged Penn St victim disputes account
* Sandusky lawyer says 2002 case in dispute
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.
Lawyer seeks informant's identity in Aspen cocaine case
An attorney for a Snowmass Village man indicted on drug charges filed a motion Monday aiming to expose the identity of a confidential informant who was paid to go undercover for federal investigators as part of a year-long probe into an alleged cocaine network from Aspen to Los Angeles.
Sandusky Lawyer Calls Client A 'Jock'
The lawyer for Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach at the heart of a massive sex scandal, says his client is "a big overgrown kid" and a "jock: who took showers like anyone else involved in sports.
Attorney General clears Kenny Lancaster in misconduct investigation
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson will not seek charges against the former interim director of the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Wilson released a letter Tuesday morning stating, "there is no prosecutable offense."
Lawyer: alleged Penn State victim disputes account
STATE COLLEGE (Reuters) - The lawyer for former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said on Tuesday one alleged child rape victim will tell "a very different story" from grand jury testimony.
Ex-prosecutor knocks Casey Anthony lawyer, jurors
A retired prosecutor from the Casey Anthony murder trial calls her lead attorney "smarmy" in a new book and says he didn't think a jury would ever agree to the death penalty for the Florida mother, who was ultimately acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter.
Lawyer: Alleged Penn State Victim Disputes Account
The lawyer for former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said on Tuesday one alleged child rape victim will tell
Murdoch lawyer: Hacking shameful
A lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers says that phone hacking was wrong and shameful, but that there was eventually an upside to the situation.
New emails: DOJ, Eric Holder manipulated press for favorable ‘Fast and Furious’ coverage
Attorney General Eric Holder’s Justice Department sought to manipulate reporters’ coverage of Operation Fast and Furious during the days preceding a November 1 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, new emails obtained by The Daily Caller indicate.
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, Clover H.S. to meet over suspended students
CLOVER, S.C. – Clover High School administrators and the attorney for several football players who were kicked off the team after a hazing investigation are trying to schedule a meeting to talk about the suspension. Three of those players are considering filing a lawsuit against the district saying they were unfairly suspended during a hazing investigation. They want to go back to Clover High ...
Aflac attorney Arthur Smith selected new Superior Court judge
Columbus corporate attorney Arthur Smith has been appointed the new Superior Court judge in the Chat
Defense expert: Molly Midyette's attorney should have investigated family dynamic
Update 10:30 a.m.: A defense attorney testifying as a legal expert for Molly Midyette's appeals team said her trial attorney should have done more to understand how domestic violence affected the dynamic between Molly Midyette and her then-husband Alex Midyette and probably should have asked for a continuance in her trial.
News International lawyer apologises
A lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers says phone hacking was wrong and shameful.
Lawyers board alleges slew of misconduct by noted defense attorney
A well-known Minneapolis defense attorney and self-described life coach stands accused of multiple counts of professional misconduct, including dodging taxes, failing to represent paying clients and not cooperating with an investigation into his actions, according to petition for his disbarment filed this week.
Lawyer: Men Accused In Militia Plot Had No Plans
Lawyer: Men Accused In Militia Plot Had No Plans
Murdoch lawyer says hacking 'shameful'
A lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers says phone hacking was wrong and shameful.
Ex-Provo Councilman Turley’s fraud case: Attorney wants more time, records
Ex-Provo Councilman Turley’s fraud case: Attorney wants more time, records By Donald W. Meyers The Salt Lake Tribune Published Nov 15, 2011 02:42PM MDT American Fork • Former Provo Municipal Councilman Steve Turley’s attorney wants more time to review evidence that Turley defrauded people. Former U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman, now representing Turley, told 4th District Judge Christine S. Johnson ...
Lawyer kills son, self
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Lawyer fails to appear for contempt hearing involving Michael Jackson death case
LOS ANGELES — A partner of Dr. Conrad Murray’s chief defense attorney has failed to show up for a contempt hearing in Los Angeles, prompting the judge to issue but hold a warrant for his arrest. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said Tuesday that attorney Matt Alford left a phone message Monday saying he was in trial in Houston and could not attend. Pastor says he wants details in writing. He ...
Lawyer: Accused in Ga. militia plot had no plans
An attorney for one of the four Georgia men accused of plotting to attack government agents said the suspects never had specific plans.
Defense attorney: Men accused in Georgia militia plot had no specific plans for an attack
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — An attorney for one of the four Georgia men accused of plotting to attack government agents said the suspects never had specific plans. Attorney Jeff Ertel also questioned the credibility of a confidential government informant at a bond hearing Tuesday. Investigators have accused 73-year-old Frederick Thomas and 67-year-old Dan Roberts of conspiring to obtain an explosive and ...
Lawyer: alleged Penn St victim disputes testimony
* Sandusky lawyer says 2002 case in dispute
Penn St. shouldn't hide behind legal moves - lawyer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The lawyer who took on the Roman Catholic Church in Boston in a sex abuse case has some advice for Penn State University: embrace the victims and tell the whole truth, promptly.
Lawyer: alleged Penn St victim disputes account
STATE COLLEGE (Reuters) - The lawyer for former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said on Tuesday one alleged child rape victim will tell "a very different story" from grand jury testimony.
Analysis: Penn State shouldn't hide behind legal moves: lawyer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The lawyer who took on the Roman Catholic Church in Boston in a sex abuse case has some advice for Penn State University: embrace the victims and tell the whole truth, promptly.
Attorney Seeks Class-Action Status In Bus Fee Suit
Attorney Ron Frazier files for class-action certification in a lawsuit targeting the Franklin Township Community School Corp.
Lawyer skips contempt hearing in Jackson case
A partner of a defense attorney for Michael Jackson doctor failed to show up for a contempt hearing Tuesday, prompting the judge to issue but hold a bench warrant for his arrest.
Paul Bergrin murder trial: Powerful words to jury lead attorney's closing argument
Newark attorney Paul W. Bergrin delivered his closing statement to the jury today, defending himself in his murder conspiracy trial
Penn State Rape Victim Denies Assault, Lawyer Claims
A lawyer for the former Penn State football coach allegedly seen a raping a boy in the team's locker room shower claims that the boy has denied that he was sexually assaulted. The claim by Jerry Sandusky's lawyer comes at the same time that Mike McQuery, who reported seeing the rape occur in 2002, tweeted to his friends that he didn't just leave as the grand jury report stated. "I did the right ...
Analysis: Penn St. shouldn't hide behind legal moves: lawyer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The lawyer who took on the Roman Catholic Church in Boston in a sex abuse case has some advice for Penn State University: embrace the victims and tell the whole truth, promptly.
Attorney: Conrad Murray not suicidal in jail
Despite reports that Conrad Murray is suicidal in jail, one of his attorneys said on Tuesday that those reports were not true.
Lawyer: Penn St. 'victim' disputes account
The lawyer for former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says one alleged child rape victim will tell "a very different story" from grand jury testimony.
U.S. Attorney Joins Penn State Investigation
U.S. prosecutors joined an investigation tied to allegations that former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky molested eight boys over a 15-year period.
U.S. Attorney Joins Penn State Child Sex Abuse Investigation
U.S. prosecutors joined an investigation tied to allegations that former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky molested eight boys over a 15-year period.
Jackson doctor lawyer misses contempt hearing
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A lawyer who appeared on television to defend Michael Jackson's doctor during his manslaughter trial failed to show up on Tuesday for a possible contempt of court hearing.
Lawyer: alleged Penn State victim disputes testimony
* Sandusky lawyer says 2002 case in dispute
Augusta attorney apologizes for his behavior in court
Attorney Christopher Nich­ol­son returned to Rich­mond County State Court on Tuesday to publicly apologize for leaving in the middle of a trial in August.
Larry Hoyt, Boulder County attorney, to retire after 25 years
Boulder County attorney Larry Hoyt is retiring in December after 25 years in the position, and the county is now seeking his replacement. Hoyt now plans to practice law part time.
Lawyer kills son, self
CAGAYAN DE ORO -- A lawyer allegedly shot his three-year-old son before shooting himself on Tuesday morning in Zone 2, Barangay Bayabas, this city. The lawyer was identified by his younger brother as Ray Vernie Fabre, 41, a resident of Zone 5, Barangay Bonbon, who was with his son Arvy. They were found beyond recognition inside their vehicle when it burned after it overheated. Share your ...
Kilpatrick attorney asks for delay in book proceeds hearing
A lawyer representing Kwame Kilpatrick has asked the Michigan Supreme Court to order the postponement of a lower court hearing Wednesday over his book profits.
Attorney: Chicago Archdiocese to pay $3.2 million to settle abuse case
The Archdiocese of Chicago will pay $3.2 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged church leaders failed to remove a priest they knew had sexually abused minors, the plaintiff's attorneys said Tuesday.
Analysis: Penn State Shouldn't Hide Behind Legal Moves-Lawyer
The lawyer who took on the Roman Catholic Church in Boston in a sex abuse case has some advice for Penn State University: embrace the victims and tell the whole truth, promptly.
State Attorney and Finance Committee Winds Down, Prepares to Merge With COTW
MOUNT CARROLL – As the State’s Attorney and Finance committee met last week in one of the last meetings before it is to merge into a Committee of the Whole, it finally dealt with the the lingering issue of employee health insurance, fine tuned the budget appropriations draft that will be voted on by the full board this week, and tried to resolve the continuing disagreement over how much money ...