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Accused pirate's attorney wants charges dismissed
The attorney for a Somali man accused of being the highest-ranking pirate the U.S. has ever captured wants all charges against him dismissed, saying that the U.S. doesn't have the proper jurisdiction to prosecute and that even if it did, Somalia is far too dangerous a country to travel to and mount an adequate defense.
Attorney turns down Illinois House appointment
A Belleville attorney has turned down a one-year appointment to fill a state house seat in southern Illinois vacated by Democrat Tom Holbrook.
Accused Pirate's Attorney Wants Charges Dismissed
Attorney: Somalia too dangerous to travel to and provide adequate defense for accused pirate
Attorney asks judge to reconsider drug charges
Law enforcement records from the search of a Salina business show that a baggie of a prohibited substance might not have been found on the business co-owner’s desk as preliminary hearing testimony indicated, and Brian J. Schultz’s attorney is asking the judge to reconsider binding Schultz over for trial.
Cain accuser's lawyer speaks out
Attorney representing woman in sexual harassment case says his client is telling the truth   Analysis
Attorney turns down Illinois House appointment
The Associated Press The Associated Press BELLEVILLE, Ill. A Belleville attorney has turned down a one-year appointment to fill a state house seat in southern Illinois vacated by Democrat Tom Holbrook. The Belleville News-Democrat reports ( (link) uA47df ) that attorney Jim Williams said Tuesday that he would ask St. Clair County Democratic Central Committee chairman Robert Sprague to ...
Attorney's Mistress Testifies
It was tearful testimony, but how sincere was it?
Medford lawyer charged with participating in mob scheme
CAMDEN — A Medford lawyer is among 13 people, including several members of a Philadelphia area mob, who were charged Tuesday with taking over and pillaging the assets of a Texas mortgage company.
The Caucus: Cain Accuser Would Speak Out if Confidentiality Agreement Was Lifted, Lawyer Says
The lawyer for one of the two women accusing Herman Cain of sexual harassment said she wants to come forward but is bound by a confidentiality agreement.
Attorney files partial opposition to borough dropping redistricting lawsuit
FAIRBANKS — The attorney representing two Fairbanks-area men in a lawsuit against the Alaska Redistricting Board has filed partial opposition to the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s request to drop i...
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.
MENIFEE: City attorney says resignation driven by law firm
Saying that sometimes change is a good thing, Menifee City Attorney Karen Feld made her final comments to the City Council on Thursday, two days after she submitted her letter of resignation.
Attorney for Cop Arrested by Trooper Talks
Fausto Lopez’s attorney William Matthewman said his client will be exonerated, and that he wasn’t driving recklessly. Photo Credit: Florida Highway Patrol
Salavantis returns campaign contribution from attorney
Stefanie Salavantis takes a paycheck from attorney Robert Panowicz, but campaign contributions are off limits.The candidate for Luzerne County district attorney recently returned the $500 that Panowicz donated to her campaign. Salavantis has no ill wil
Herman Cain accuser wants to talk, her lawyer says
One of Herman Cain’s accusers wants to be heard.
Guantanamo authorities reading attorney-client mail, lawyers say
Lawyers representing detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, say authorities at the military base have begun reading privileged attorney-client communication — in a sharp break with past practice. Legal mail is the principal means of communication between detainees charged in military commissions and their military defense attorneys, who are based in the Washington area. Read full article >>
Herman Cain accuser wants to talk: lawyer
One of Herman Cain’s accusers wants to tell her side of the story involving allegations of sexual harassment while Cain was head of the National Restaurant Association.
Herman Cain accuser wants to talk, her lawyer says
One of Herman Cain’s accusers wants to be heard.
Review of ‘restrictive’ laws: Attorney-General says some changes expected next year
PUTRAJAYA: The Attorney-General’s Chambers has put all laws deemed restrictive on Malaysians’ fundamental rights under its microscope.
White's attorney puts blame on dead father
The attorney for Kevin White says the former county commissioner's father was "a manipulator and a lousy father.''
Defense attorney says client responsible for only one child molestation incident
The defense attorney for a man facing several sexually related charges told jurors in opening statements Tuesday that his client is responsible, but only for one incident of child molestation.
Lawyer fails to reverse order to return RM46,000
GEORGE TOWN: Lawyer Jason Ong Khan Lee has lost his appeal against a Sessions Court order that his legal firm return US$12,500 (RM45,875) held in trust to a company producing customised playing cards.
US lawmaker seeks to visit blind China rights lawyer
A US lawmaker said he would ask China to let him visit blind human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng to assess his condition after accounts that he was severely beaten at his home.
Castille sues lawyer, firm over Family Court deal
Pennsylvania's chief justice sued his once-trusted attorney and a prominent Philadelphia law firm Tuesday, saying he was misled into paying millions in unnecessary fees for the Family Court building project.
Attorney's mistress says she plotted to kill lover's wife
share: digg facebook twitter Attorney's mistress says she plotted to kill lover's wife HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 09:11 p.m., Tuesday, November 1, 2011 First testimony presented about scope of alleged plots to kill attorney's wife For an entire day Tuesday, Michelle ...
Lawyer says Cain accuser wants to talk
WASHINGTON - A woman who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s is ready for her story to come out, her lawyer said Tuesday, even as the Republican presidential hopeful spent a second day trying to quell the mounting controversy.
Attorney for Cain accuser: Cain is lying
A woman who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment believes the presidential hopeful is lying about the claims, her attorney said Tuesday night. "She's been very upset about this since the story broke last Sunday, because Mr. Cain has been giving th...
Attorney: Indictment devastated Lynn Kenneally
FREEHOLD — The attorney for a lawyer arrested Monday on a theft charge said the indictment has been devastating for his client.
Lawyer: Cain accuser wants to be allowed to talk
The lawyer for one of two women who reportedly accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s said Tuesday he had asked their former employer to waive an agreement and allow her to talk openly about her allegations.
Lawyer for Cain accuser wants confidentiality agreement lifted to allow her to talk
WASHINGTON — The lawyer for one of two women who reportedly accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s said Tuesday he had asked their former employer to waive an agreement and allow her to talk openly about her allegations. Joel P. Bennett, a Washington lawyer who specializes in employment cases, said in media interviews that his client wants the ...
Pembina County state's attorney under investigation
GRAND FORKS - The state's attorney in Pembina County is under investigation by the North Dakota attorney general's office.
Attorney with offices in Lower Allen Township arrested with alleged mobsters, charged with money laundering
An attorney with an office in Lower Allen Twp. was one of 13 people — including some who were described as members of a Philadelphia mob — charged in a federal indictment Tuesday on charges stemming from pillaging the assets of a mortgage company, prosecutors said.
Connie Mack becomes the 30th congressman to call for Holder’s resignation
Attorney General Eric Holder’s service in the Obama administration may be coming to an end. Thirty members of Congress are now calling for Holder’s immediate resignation — a number that grows larger every day.
New local lawyer joins team helping parents of Lisa Irwin
A Kansas City lawyer with strong views about clients speaking with investigators has joined the legal team that is assisting the parents of a missing Northland infant. Joseph Tacopina, a high-profile New York criminal defense lawyer who is representing the parents of Lisa Irwin, announced Tuesday that Kansas City’s John Picerno would join the case.
Lawyer: Herman Cain accuser wants to be allowed to talk
The lawyer for one of two women who reportedly accused Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s said today he had asked their former employer to waive an agreement and allow her to talk openly about her allegations.
Gaddafi son Saadi wants arrest warrant dropped:lawyer
ALGIERS (Reuters) - Saadi Gaddafi, son of the former Libyan leader, has asked Interpol, via his lawyer, to revoke a request for his arrest on the grounds that Libya's new rulers are not able to give him a fair trial.
North Jersey lawyer Paul Bergrin's murder case piles up witnesses
NEWARK, N.J. - The witnesses have been like those who take the stand in most federal drug cases - convicted narcotics traffickers; undercover cops; street hustlers; and girlfriends and mistresses.
Attorney For Cain Accuser: Cain Is Lying
A woman who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment believes the presidential hopeful is lying about the claims, her attorney said Tuesday night. ...
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 to testify in Conn. home invasion trial
A former attorney for a Connecticut man facing a possible death sentence for a fatal home invasion is expected to testify about his earlier residential burglaries.
Another lawyer allegedly stabbed
Joshua Monson must now represent himself during trial after he allegedly attacked a third attorney.
Attorney decides not to take Holbrook's seat
Belleville attorney Jim Williams announced Tuesday he will not accept a 14-month appointment from local Democrats to fill the Illinois House seat vacated by Tom Holbrook, D-Belleville.
Cain accuser willing to talk, attorney says
A woman who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment in the 1990s is ready for her story to come out, her lawyer said Tuesday, even as the Republican presidential hopeful spent a second day trying to quell the mounting controversy and explain his conflicting recollections of the matter.
Another lawyer allegedly stabbed
Joshua Monson must now represent himself during trial after he allegedly attacked a third attorney.
Castille sues lawyer, firm over Family Court deal
Pennsylvania's chief justice sued his once-trusted attorney and a prominent Philadelphia law firm Tuesday, saying he was misled into paying millions in unnecessary fees for the Family Court building project.
Attorney asks judge to reconsider drug charge
Law enforcement records from the search of a Salina business show that a baggie of a prohibited substance might not have been found on the business co-owner's desk as preliminary hearing testimony indicated, and Brian J. Schultz's attorney is asking the judge to reconsider binding Schultz over for trial.
Attorney Says Both Sides Should Accept Gag Order In Basement Of Horrors Trial
The Philadelphia DA's office is expected to argue in court today on their motion for an order to limit publicity in the basement dungeon case. A local defense attorney sees no reason why either side would object.
Cain not telling truth, accuser's lawyer says
A lawyer for one of the two women who made complaints of sexual harassment against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has claimed he is not telling the truth about the allegations.
New lawyer joins team helping missing infant's parents
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A Kansas City, Mo., lawyer with strong views about clients speaking with investigators has...
Lawyer: Ram Revilla's sister not in hiding but in shock
A sibling linked to the killing of Ramgen "Ram" Bautista in his house in Parañaque City last Oct. 28 is not in hiding but is still in shock, her lawyer said Wednesday.