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Colorado Attorney General John Suthers sued over HCA/HealthOne hospital deal
Opponents of the $1.45 billion hospital deal between HCA/ Health One and the Colorado Health Foundation are suing state Attorney General John Suthers for approving the deal, and asking Denver District Court to throw out the already-completed pact.
Lawyer: Client ready to testify against Sandusky
A lawyer said Wednesday that his client will testify that he was sexually abused by former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky, and Pennsylvania state lawmakers are starting to plan for a special commission that will examine the legal issues raised by the child sex-abuse scandal.
Lawyer: Client will testify vs. Sandusky; cops say McQueary did not report assault
A lawyer said Wednesday that his client will testify that he was sexually abused by former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Also, campus police and their counterparts in State College said they had no record of Mike McQueary reporting an alleged sexual assault by Sandusky on a 10-year-old boy in a campus shower.
Ellis’ attorney files suit against school district
TUPELO – The attorney representing dismissed Tupelo High School choral director Calvin Ellis filed suit against the district in Lee County Chancery Court on Wednesday.
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.
Attorney: Ill. man who tried to open plane door mid-flight to plead guilty to federal charges
ST. LOUIS — A federal public defender for a man accused of trying to open a passenger jet’s door mid-flight says his client intends to plead guilty. Michael Dwyer also told a U.S. magistrate judge Wednesday in St. Louis that two Washington University doctors found 34-year-old Reynel Alcaide of Burbank, Ill., competent to stand trial. Read full article >>
AG, SL County Attorney renew annual Utah Food Bank challenge
AG, SL County Attorney renew annual Utah Food Bank challenge By bob mims The Salt Lake Tribune Published Nov 17, 2011 07:20AM MDT Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has this challenge for Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill: Put your food donations where the hungry mouths are. Gill response, in so many words: Bring it. Which ever of the state’s leading prosecutorial offices accounts for the ...
Attorney: Unruly passenger from Burbank to plead guilty
A Burbank man accused of trying to open a passenger jet's door in mid-flight intends to plead guilty, according to his federal public defender.
Attorney: Unruly Passenger to Plead Guilty
Attorney: Ill. man who tried to open plane door mid-flight to plead guilty to federal charges
Bieber paternity suit being pursued with new attorney
[Editor's Note: Hear more from Mariah Yeater's new attorney, Jeffery Leving, on "Showbiz Tonight" today.] Although the hearing from Justin Bieber's paternity lawsuit is no longer scheduled for December 15, it appears the woman who filed it hasn't dropped her allegations. CNN has confirmed that Mariah Yeater, the 20-year-old California woman who says she fathered [...]
MF Global Subpoenas Said to Be Issued by U.S. Attorney
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.
U.S. attorney said to subpoena MF Global
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald in Chicago issued subpoenas in a probe of MF Global Holdings, the bankrupt futures firm that was run by former Gov. Jon Corzine.
County attorney advises against publishing names
Dodge County Attorney Oliver Glass recommended to county supervisors Wednesday not publishing the names of people who are delinquent on their property taxes.
Lawyer: Abortion doc’s wife might plead guilty
The lawyer for the wife of accused West Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell told a Philadelphia judge this morning that he is discussing a possible guilty-plea agreement with the District Attorney's office.
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 ...
Lawyer wants murder conviction tossed, cites tweeting juror
A lawyer for a death row inmate says the Arkansas Supreme Court should overturn his murder conviction because a judge wouldn’t bounce a juror caught tweeting during his 2010 trial.
Assange changes lawyer in Sweden for second time
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has asked to change his lawyer in Sweden for the second time since he was accused of sex crimes in the Nordic country.
Lawyer: Toss Murder Conviction Due To Juror Tweets
(AP) - A lawyer for a death row inmate says the Arkansas Supreme Court should overturn his murder conviction because a judge wouldn't bounce a juror caught tweeting during his 2010 trial.
Assange Changes Lawyer in Sweden for Second Time
WikiLeaks founder Assange swaps lawyer in Sweden for second time, picks sex-crime specialist
Attorney Steve Smith seeking place 2 seat
Longtime Cullman attorney Steve Smith has announced he intends to seek the Republican nomination for the place 2 Cullman County Circuit Judge’s seat in the March 2012 primary election.
Lawyer: Murder Conviction Should Be Tossed Due To Tweets
A lawyer for a death row inmate says the Arkansas Supreme Court should overturn his murder conviction because a judge wouldn't bounce a juror caught tweeting during his 2010 trial.
Ethics Class Ordered for Attorney Paul Garlasco
BRIDGEWATER—The Statewide Grievance Committee last week ordered New Milford attorney Paul Garlasco to attend a continuing legal education course in legal ethics, as Mr. Garlasco previously admitted that he “failed to exercise proper judgment as an attorney during legal proceedings” with the town of Bridgewater.
Lawyer: 'Bullying' Led to Hawaii Shooting by Agent
Lawyer: Federal agent charged in killing at Hawaii McDonald's was protecting himself, others
Attorney berates jury over torture conviction
Attorney berates jury over torture conviction HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 12:33 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2011 Prosecutors Thursday morning urged the jury that convicted Gregory Longoria, Jr. of assaulting his girlfriend to put him behind bars for life. Longoria ...
Lawyer for Ark. death row inmate says failure to toss tweeting juror should require new trial
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A lawyer for a man sent to Arkansas’ death row for robbing and shooting a teenager after a party says his murder conviction should be overturned because a judge wouldn’t dismiss a juror caught tweeting during the trial. Attorney Janice Vaughn told the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday that the juror was tweeting during Erickson Dimas-Martinez’s 2010 trial for the slaying of ...
Lawyer: Toss Ark. murder conviction due to tweets
A man sent to death row for robbing and shooting a teenager after a party should have his murder conviction overturned because a judge wouldn't dismiss a juror caught tweeting during the trial, his lawyers argued Thursday to the Arkansas Supreme Court.
Lawyer for Ark. death row inmate says failure to toss tweeting juror should require new trial
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A man sent to death row for robbing and shooting a teenager after a party should have his murder conviction overturned because a judge wouldn’t dismiss a juror caught tweeting during the trial, his lawyers argued Thursday to the Arkansas Supreme Court. Erickson Dimas-Martinez’s lawyer told justices the juror was tweeting during her client’s 2010 trial for the slaying of ...
Lawyer: Toss Ark. Murder Conviction Due to Tweets
Lawyer for Ark. death row inmate says failure to toss tweeting juror should require new trial
Attorney general believes Prop. 8 unconstitutional despite ruling
Prop. 8 and California Supreme Court ruling. California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris said Thursday that she still believes that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional following a state Supreme Court decision that said sponsors of the anti-same sex initiative are entitled to defend the measure because the state refuses to do so.
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NYC comptroller's lawyer quits amid donor probe
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prominent lawyer tapped by New York City Comptroller John Liu to review questions about Liu's fund-raising abruptly quit the probe on Thursday, a potential setback to the comptroller's ambitions to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Liu, a Democrat, was widely considered a top contender to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the 2013 election until Wednesday, when federal ...
Lawyer: Federal agent charged in killing at Hawaii McDonald’s was protecting himself, others
HONOLULU — The federal agent charged with killing a man in a McDonald’s restaurant in Hawaii was protecting himself and others, his attorney said Thursday. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy made his first court appearance Thursday on charges of second-degree murder in the Nov. 5 shooting of Kollin Elderts, 23, of Kailua. Read full article >>
Lawyer: 'Bullying' led to Hawaii shooting by agent
The federal agent charged with killing a man in a McDonald's restaurant in Hawaii was protecting himself and others, his attorney said Thursday.
Catherine Greig’s Attorney Requests Bail Again
The attorney for Whitey Bulger's longtime girlfriend is trying again to get her out of jail again.
Lawyer says Taiwan official in Mo. to plead guilty
A Taiwanese representative charged with violating federal labor laws by underpaying and overworking her Filipina housekeeper has agreed to plead guilty to the charge, her lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer says Taiwanese official to plead guilty to federal labor violation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Taiwanese representative charged with violating federal labor laws by underpaying and overworking her Filipina housekeeper has agreed to plead guilty to the charge, her lawyer said Thursday. Hsien Hsien Liu, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Kansas City, was charged in federal court on Nov. 10 with fraud in foreign labor contracting. She faced up ...
Attorney general race: It’s all tied up
The contest for Attorney General between King County Council colleagues Bob Ferguson and Reagan Dunn will be Washington’s second marquee race in the 2012 election. A new poll by Moore Information, a Portland-based firm that polls for Republicans, shows the race dead even with a big block of undecided voters. Democrat Ferguson has 25 percent, Republican Dunn is at 24 percent, with a whopping 44 ...
Lawyer Says Taiwan Official in Mo. to Plead Guilty
Lawyer says Taiwanese official to plead guilty to federal labor violation
CA attorney general subpoenas mortgage giants
California's attorney general has subpoenaed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of an investigation into lending practices they conducted in the state.
CA Attorney General Subpoenas Mortgage Giants
Calif attorney general subpoenas Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae as part of mortgage fraud inquiry
Ohio Attorney General To Unveil New "Crime Against Children" Plan
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is expected to unveil a new plan to keep children safe. Get the story.
Attorney general calls Gering porn case largest in state
A Gering man’s child pornography stash is being described as the largest ever seen by the Attorney General’s office.
Calif. attorney general subpoenas mortgage giants
California's attorney general has subpoenaed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac looking into their lending practices in the state, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Lawyer sues Fairfax over 2009 shooting of unarmed motorist
A Manassas lawyer has sued Fairfax County, its police department and the officer who shot and killed David A. Masters , an unarmed motorist, just making the two-year deadline for filing a civil lawsuit. The suit names Masters’s ex-wife and stepdaughter, who administer his estate, as the plaintiffs. But the women never consented to the filing. Read full article >>
Attorney: Governor's firing of chair undermines basis for independent redistricting
The attorney for Colleen Mathis told the state's high court Thursday if it upholds the decision of Gov. Jan Brewer to fire the chairwoman of the Independent Redistricting Commission, it will permanent
News 8's Kim Lemon Sits Down With Attorney Of Alleged Sandusky Victim
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Attorney Ben Andreozzi is currently representing one of Jerry Sandusky's alleged, but he expects more to come forward in the coming days.
Lawyer takes Cunningham to court
A Mississauga lawyer has asked Ontario Superior Court to toss out findings of the Mississauga judicial inquiry.
Bridgecorp lawyer: Witness 'making up' evidence
The lawyer of Bridgecorp director Rod Petricevic grilled a Crown witness this morning and alleged he was making up evidence.The trial of Petricevic and fellow Bridgecorp directors Rob Roest and Peter Steigrad is continuing at the...
California attorney general subpoenas mortgage giants
LOS ANGELES - California's attorney general has subpoenaed mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac looking into...
NYC comptroller's lawyer quits amid donor probe
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prominent lawyer tapped by New York City Comptroller John Liu to review questions about Liu's fund-raising abruptly quit the probe on Thursday, a potential setback to the comptroller's ambitions to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Liu, a Democrat, was widely considered a top contender to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the 2013 election until Wednesday, when federal ...