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Press on trial: Lawyer puts UK media in the dock
A lawyer representing phone hacking victims made a stinging indictment of the entire British press Wednesday, saying the scandal goes far beyond one of Rupert Murdoch's tabloids, citing abusive treatment of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, actor Hugh Grant and others.
Attorney Generals: Stricter Limits Needed On Four Loko
NC Attorney General, 34 others calling for tighter restrictions on the energy drink, after federal settlement announced.
Lawyer from DeSoto joins race to unseat Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson
Johnson, a former state senator, has not faced serious opposition in her congressional district since winning the seat in 1992.
City Beat: City attorney dismissing charges against 31 Occupy Sac protesters
The City Attorney's office began dismissing charges this morning against 31 people arrested in the Occupy Sacramento protest.
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 ...
UPDATE: Ellis' attorney files suit against district
TUPELO – The attorney representing dismissed Tupelo High School Choral Director Calvin Ellis filed a suit against the district in Lee County Chancery Court on Wednesday.
Lawyer says client will testify against ex coach
A lawyer says he has a client who intends to testify that he was sexually assaulted by a former Penn State assistant football coach charged with abusing eight boys over 15 years. The Harrisburg attorney, Ben Andreozzi, said in a statement Wednesday that he has his "finger on the pulse" of the case and that other alleged assault victims are coming forward in the case against Jerry...
Attorney: Keady not read rights
By Lisa Redmond MediaNews 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 Court judge today to suppress admissions his client made to state police and toss any evidence authorities collected.
Lawyer says client will testify against Sandusky
A lawyer says he has a client who intends to testify that he was sexually assaulted by Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach charged with abusing eight boys over 15 years.
Mexican attorney general says she has asked US to extradite weapons suspects
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s attorney general says she has asked the United States to extradite six people suspected of providing guns to drug cartels. Marisela Morales tells Congress that three people are being held in Texas and three in California. She says two U.S. citizens were being held in Mexico on similar charges. She provided no details in Wednesday’s statement and did not mention Operation ...
State Attorney: No criminal charges against Del's clerk who shot, killed man
The State Attorney's Office will not be pursuing criminal charges against Elizabeth Easterly, 22, the clerk at Del's 24 Hour Food Store who shot and killed a man in mid-October.
Savannah Attorney Pleads Guilty Wire Fraud
Gary M. Wisenbaker, 56, an attorney from Savannah, Georgia, pled guilty today before Senior United States District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield to a wire fraud charge, relating to a...
Attorney wants redistricting commission to stop 'stonewalling' investigation
A deputy Maricopa County attorney asked a judge Wednesday to order the Independent Redistricting Commission to stop "stonewalling" what he said is a legitimate investigation.
'Entire press' in the dock, lawyer tells UK inquiry
A lawyer told an inquiry into British media standards Wednesday the entire press was in the dock, and the problems went beyond the News of the World phone-hacking scandal that sparked the probe.
RI US Attorney says $10.5 million recovered
The U.S. Attorney's office in Rhode Island has recovered more than $10.5 million through civil and criminal cases during the last fiscal year.
Gold miners denied silicosis checks: lawyer
JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A lawyer for hundreds of former South African gold miners accused their ex-employers on Wednesday of failing to provide access to regular check-ups for silicosis, an incurable lung disease caused by inhaling dust. Richard Meeran of London law firm Leigh Day said thousands of miners in South Africa's impoverished Eastern Cape province had missed out on compensation ...
Lawyer thinks Bain could get $2m
A prominent defence lawyer thinks David Bain could get well over two million dollars compensation.
Hazardous waste found at former Didion foundry site, attorney general's office says
Attorney General's Office gets temporary restraining order against development at site
Attorney general investigating Deer Park meetings
The Illinois attorney general's office is investigating whether the Deer Park village board violated the state's Open Meetings Act while discussing and voting on a measure to change the village's police service provider from Kildeer to the Lake County Sheriff's Office.
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 ...
Arkansas Attorney General approves casino proposal language
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has approved the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment to allow casinos to be built in seven Arkansas counties, clearing the way for supporters to begin gathering signatures. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has approved the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment to allow casinos to be built in seven Arkansas counties ...
UPDATE 1-UK press in dock over phone-hacking, lawyer says
* Lawyer outlines allegations against UK press * Inquiry set up following phone-hacking scandal * Journalists face "climate of fear" (Adds police lawyer at end) LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Britain's ...
Attorney supports Blundell opinion: Bridgewater recall law is valid
The legal controversy surrounding the recall is more heated than ever. Attorney James Toomey of Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane of Quincy issued a pair of opinions on Nov. 3 and 4 stating the town’s 1990 recall law is valid and can be used to remove district councilors, the same conclusion reached by former Associate Town Counsel Stacy Blundell in her July opinion letter. But Attorney Anthony ...
Savannah attorney pleads guilty to wire fraud
An attorney pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to a wire fraud charge in connection with a scheme to defraud clients.
Attorney: Trial judge erred in case of pregnant Marine's murder
A defense attorney argued Wednesday that a trial judge was wrong last year in limiting the evidence a jury could consider before convicting a former Camp Lejeune Marine of murdering a pregnant comrade.
Updyke attorney asks for change of venue
The attorney for the University of Alabama fan accused of poisoning the Toomer’s Oaks wants to move the trial to Birmingham or another venue, arguing his client would be unable to receive a fair trial in Lee County.
Attorney general honors GPD for 'Operation Garlic Press'
State Attorney Gen. Kamala Harris, center, presented Awards for Valor to Sgt. Joseph Deras, far left, Capt. Kurt Svardal and Officer Jeff Roccaforte, right, during a special ceremony at the Alameda County Sheriff's Department in Dublin. GPD Chief Denise Turner, far right, nominated the officers. Three members of the Gilroy Police Department were honored by the California Attorney General's ...
Lawyer Misses Kilpatrick Book Hearing
A former representative of Kwame Kilpatrick's book publisher will soon be getting a visit from the sheriff. A Wayne County judge issued a warrant for his arrest Wednesday when he failed to show up in court to explain where the proceeds from Kilpatrick's book sales are going.
Keller Rohrback L.L.P. Announces Investigation of Starbucks Regarding Undisclosed Fees on Purchases of Coffee Beans
SEATTLE -- Attorney Advertising. Keller Rohrback L.L.P. (www.krclassaction.com) announces that it is investigating claims that Starbucks Corp. overcharged its customers for purchases of coffee beans sold ...
Vegas attorney involved in HOA fraud found beaten
An local attorney who pleaded guilty in the valley's big HOA fraud investigation was found badly beaten in a Henderson neighborhood early this morning.
California attorney general's office subpoenas Fannie, Freddie
Information is sought on the mortgage giants' roles as landlords who own thousands of foreclosed properties in California. Also sought are details of their mortgage-servicing and home-repossession practices, a source says. Investigators with the California attorney general's office have subpoenaed information from mortgage titans Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of a wide-ranging inquiry into ...
US attorney says former Madoff trader to plead guilty in NY to charges including conspiracy
NEW YORK — A federal prosecutor says a former employee of Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff (MAY’-dawf) will plead guilty in New York to charges including conspiracy to commit securities fraud in connection with Madoff’s epic Ponzi scheme and will cooperate with the government. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (buh-RAH’-ruh) said in a letter to a judge Wednesday that David Kugel will plead guilty ...
US attorney: Madoff employee to plead guilty in NY
A federal prosecutor says a former employee of Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff (MAY'-dawf) will plead guilty in New York to charges including conspiracy to commit securities fraud in connection with Madoff's epic Ponzi scheme and will cooperate with the government.
Disbarred attorney guilty of embezzling millions
A disbarred Lee County attorney has pleaded guilty to fraud, admitting he embezzled at least $2.4 million from clients and their children. U.S. Magistrate Douglas Frazier on Wednesday accepted the guilty ple
Lawyer flouts subpoena in Kwame Kilpatrick book-profits case; judge issues arrest warrant
The warrant was issued because Jack Gritton failed to answer a subpoena to appear in Detroit today to explain why the publisher with Creative Publishing Consultants did not turn over profits from the sale of Kilpatrick's memoir to repay his outstanding restitution debt.
Beaufort attorney fights contempt charge in Lanese beating suit
Beaufort attorney Joel Bailey is vigorously defending himself against a ruling by 14th Circuit Judge
Attorney says accuser emboldened by Sandusky remarks
Attorney says accuser emboldened by Sandusky remarks
UPDATE: Ellis' attorney files suit against district
TUPELO – The attorney representing dismissed Tupelo High School Choral Director Calvin Ellis filed a suit against the district in Lee County Chancery Court on Wednesday.
US attorney: Only flagrant pot shops targeted
Following the biggest raid on pot dispensaries since voters approved the state's medical marijuana law in 1998, Seattle U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said Wednesday her office doesn't have the ability or inclination to shut down every dispensary in Western Washington - but authorities won't turn a blind eye to flagrant violations, either.
Lawyer says alleged victim will testify against Sandusky
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- The lawyer for one of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky's alleged victims said he was "appalled" by comments Sandusky made in an interview earlier this week. Benjamin D. Andreozzi said his client, who he described as a man in his 20s, "fully intends to...
Lawyer: Alleged abuse victim will testify
The lawyer for one of former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky's alleged victims said he was "appalled" by comments Sandusky made in an interview earlier this week and fully intends to testify against Sandusky.
Attorney to seek jail time in assault
A Westmoreland County prosecutor said on Wednesday that she will seek jail time for a suspended state police trooper who will be sentenced next week for assaulting his neighbor.
MF Global Subpoenas Said to Be Issued in Probe by U.S. Attorney in Chicago
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald in Chicago issued subpoenas in a probe of MF Global Holdings Ltd., the broker dealer parent that filed for bankruptcy Oct. 31, a person familiar with the matter said.
Attorney to judge: Order IRC to stop dragging investigation
PHOENIX - A deputy Maricopa County attorney asked a judge Wednesday to order the Independent Redistricting Commission to stop "stonewalling'' what he said is a legitimate investigation.Tom Liddy said there is evidence that at least three of the five...
SANDUSKY SPEAKS: Attorney defends interview on NBC
The attorney representing retired Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky on Wednesday defended his client&#
Obituary: Joanne Ross Wilder / Family law attorney, legal scholar known for her wit
Joanne Ross Wilder, a nationally known divorce attorney and author of an authoritative textbook on Pennsylvania family law, was famous for her acerbic wit.
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 of Victim Say Client Ready to Testify Against Sandusky
A Pennsylvania lawyer says his client will testify that he's the victim of severe sexual assault by former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.
Lawyer: Client ready to testify against Jerry Sandusky
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - A Pennsylvania lawyer says his client will testify that he's the victim of severe sexual assault...
City attorney says opinion to commission is confidential
ASPEN — Aspen City Attorney John Worcester on Wednesday declined to release contents of his opinion surrounding the role and independence of the city's Election Commission, saying that to do so would violate attorney-client privilege.