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Attorney: murder investigators ignored potential suspects
Defense attorney wants to keep a jury from hearing a confession Nibbe, 34, made to investigators within hours after she was arrested.
Family, attorney credit Durbin with Jennings' commutation
Jennings' health may have been another factor.
Lawyer offers 50K in exchange for GMA mughsots
MANILA, Philippines — A lawyer-activist offered P50,000 to the Philippine National Police (PNP) in exchange for the release of the controversial mugshots of embattled former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Lawyer Argee Guevarra made the offer in a letter addressed to Director General Nicanor Bartolome, PNP chief.
Lawyer says Framingham man badly hurt by police
A Framingham man was arraigned from his hospital bed Tuesday after his lawyer said his client was seriously injured by police when they arrested him on Monday.
Attorney general takes over investigation of Judge-elect Sobeck
The investigation of an alleged incident involving Robert Sobeck, recently elected to serve as a district judge in Whitpain, is being referred to the state attorney general’s office by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office. That’s according to Kevin Steele, the county’s first assistant district attorney.
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20 years' jail for Thai anti-royal texts: lawyer
A Thai court on Wednesday sentenced a man to 20 years in prison for sending text messages deemed insulting to the monarchy, his lawyer said, under the kingdom's strict lese-majeste laws.
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.
Bollman makes bid for Lee County state's attorney
Dixon attorney Andrew Bollman announces his candidacy for the Republican Party nomination for Lee County state's attorney outside the Old Lee County Courthouse on Tuesday.
Attorney general takes over investigation of Judge-elect Sobeck
The investigation of an alleged incident involving Robert Sobeck, recently elected to serve as a district judge in Whitpain, is being referred to the state attorney general’s office by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office. That’s according to Kevin Steele, the county’s first assistant district attorney.
Lawyer back at work after collapse at sentencing of former Synthes officials
The attorney who collapsed during Monday's sentencing hearing for former Synthes Inc. executive Richard Bohner was released from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and was working Tuesday in his Washington office.
Uganda: Attorney General Warns On Oil Laws
The Attorney General has cautioned Parliament against rushing through laws related to management of the oil and gas sector.
Lawyer back at work after collapse at sentencing of former Synthes officials
The attorney who collapsed during Monday's sentencing hearing for former Synthes Inc. executive Richard Bohner was released from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and was working Tuesday in his Washington office.
Victims' lawyer addresses Leveson
Victims' lawyer Mark Lewis is giving evidence to Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry into media ethics in London.
UK lawyer: Tabloid hacking led to untrue stories
A lawyer for victims of tabloid phone hacking says British journalists used illegal eavesdropping to produce stories that were both intrusive and untrue.
Lawyer tells UK media ethics inquiry that tabloid phone hacking produced false stories
LONDON - A lawyer for victims of tabloid phone hacking says British journalists used illegal eavesdropping to produce stories that were both intrusive and untrue.
Lawyer tells UK media ethics inquiry that tabloid phone hacking produced false stories
LONDON — A lawyer for victims of tabloid phone hacking says British journalists used illegal eavesdropping to produce stories that were both intrusive and untrue. Mark Lewis told a media ethics inquiry Tuesday that he had a “eureka moment” when he saw a false story about a client in the News of the World. Read full article >>
Attorney: Orange cop was fired for anti-city Twitter comments, not racial slurs
Mayor Eldridge Hawkins, above, called police officer Hector Rosado's actions a 'disgrace' and 'unacceptable.'
Hugh Grant lawyer criticises 'smears' accusation
A lawyer for Hugh Grant has criticised the Mail on Sunday after the paper accused the actor of making "mendacious smears" in his evidence to the Leveson Inquiry.
UK lawyer: Tabloid phone hacking was widespread
Illegal eavesdropping was widely practiced by Britain's tabloid journalists, producing stories that were both intrusive and untrue, a lawyer for several phone hacking victims said Wednesday.
Lawyer vows to fight for healthy trees
BETHEL — A lawyer hired by property owners whose trees are threatened by the Asian longhorned beetle vowed Tuesday to "do whatever we can to prevent the removal of healthy trees." Brian J. O'Connell, a partner in the Cincinnati law firm Dinsmore & Shohl, also told about 150 people at Grant Career Center that he and his legal team would seek compensation for property owners whose trees must be ...
Attorney: ReVille cooperating with police to avoid going to trial
An attorney who is defending accused child sex predator Louis "Skip" ReVille says that his client is providing police information on his victims to avoid going to trial. Attorney Craig Jones said that the majority of the victims known to police was through information ReVille has provided to investigators.
Exclusive - BP gags in-house lawyer on oil spill lawsuits
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil giant BP has succeeded in preventing the public airing of comments from a former senior in-house lawyer about lawsuits stemming from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, as part of an unfair dismissals action. John Skipper told a British employment tribunal on Wednesday that he had been passed over for promotion because he was over 50 years of age, and that his case highlighted a ...
Jerry Sandusky, attorney barred from publicly naming victim
Jerry Sandusky and his attorney have been barred by a Pennsylvania judge from identifying one of the alleged eight victims the former Penn State coach is charged with sexually abusing. That includes any mention of the victim by name in Sandusky’s preliminary hearing, now scheduled for Dec. 13. In addition, the order requires the court clerk and district court to maintain the anonymity of “John ...
Leveson Inquiry: Phone hacking 'as easy as speeding', victims' lawyer claims
A lawyer for phone-hacking victims has claimed that the illegal interception of voicemail messages was "much more widespread" than just at the News of the World.
Milly lawyer says phone-hacking "too easy"
LONDON (Reuters) - The lawyer who helped bring down the News of the World after the phone-hacking scandal said on Wednesday he felt sorry for the paper's readers because the problem was more widespread than one newspaper. Mark Lewis, who represented the parents of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, suggested the reason the News of the World, part of News Corp's
Manhattan U.S. attorney's office taps top SEC lawyer
(Reuters) - A top Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer is leaving the world of civil enforcement to lead the criminal division of the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office, according to an email reviewed by Reuters. Lorin Reisner, the deputy director of the SEC's enforcement division since August 2009, will likely start his new position early in the new year, the email said. ...
Attorney for condemned Garfield man challenges death warrant
Gov. Tom Corbett signed a death warrant to execute a 60-year-old Garfield man convicted of killing his wife and autistic son in 2001.
Mistrial declared in NJ lawyer's murder case
The federal murder trial of a New Jersey defense attorney has ended in a hung jury.
NJ lawyer's murder case ends in mistrial
A mistrial was declared Wednesday in the federal case against an attorney accused of murdering an informant when jurors said they couldn't reach a verdict after six days of deliberations.
NJ Lawyer's Murder Case Ends in Mistrial
NJ lawyer's murder case ends in mistrial after jury unable to reach consensus
Exclusive - BP gags in-house lawyer on oil spill lawsuits
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil giant BP has succeeded in preventing the public airing of comments from a senior in-house lawyer about lawsuits stemming from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, as part of a legal claim of discrimination. John Skipper told a British employment tribunal Wednesday that he had been passed over for promotion because he was over 50 years of age, and that his case highlighted a ...
Cameroon court jails gays: lawyer
A court in Yaounde has sentenced three Cameroonian men arrested in July to five years in prison for engaging in gay sex, their lawyer said Wednesday.
Chandler's attorney says DA is a witness
The defense attorney for cold case murder defendant Dana Chandler said Wednesday he would call Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor and deputy district attorney Jacqie Spradling as witnesses during his client's preliminary hearing and jury trial if necessary.
NJ lawyer’s murder case ends in mistrial after jury unable to reach consensus
NEWARK, N.J. — The murder case against a once-prominent defense lawyer whose clients included entertainers as well as gang members ended in mistrial Wednesday after jurors failed for the sixth day to reach a verdict. Paul Bergrin had faced one count each of murder and murder conspiracy for allegedly ordering the killing of an informant in 2004 to prevent him from testifying against one of ...
Attorney: Jerry Sandusky family member made recent allegation
The attorney for Jerry Sandusky says one of the two new cases of alleged sexual abuse under investigation by Children and Youth Services was made by a family member.
Attorney on Recouping Client Funds From MF Global
Nov. 22 (Bloomberg) -- James Koutoulas, chief executive officer at Typhon Capital Management, talks about recouping client funds from MF Global Holdings Inc. Koutoulas, the co-founder of the Commodity Customer Coalition, speaks on Bloomberg Television's "InBusiness With Margaret Brennan."
Lawyer: Sandusky relative among new accusers
One of the two new allegations of child sexual abuse against former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky was made by a family member, Sandusky's attorney Joe Amendola said, according to The Patriot-News of Harrisburg.
Commonwealth's Attorney's office: William A. Cooper shooting 'justified'
The Commonwealth's Attorney's office said Wednesday that the police shooting death of a Hampton man was justified.
Attorney: Sandusky family member brought claim
One of two new sexual abuse allegations came from former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky's family, his attorney says.
Attorney: Recent allegation came from Sandusky family member
PennLive.com reports: Jerry Sandusky's attorney said one of the two new cases of alleged sexual abuse being investigated by authorities was made by a Sandusky family member.
Commonwealth's Attorney's office: Cooper shooting 'justified'
The Commonwealth's Attorney's office said Wednesday that the police shooting death of a Hampton man was justified.
Attorney says Tanko not suspect in baby Lisa case
A man who did odd jobs in the neighborhood from which baby Lisa Irwin went missing was arraigned Wednesday on an unrelated charge. An attorney for John "Jersey" Tanko said his client is not considered a suspect in the infant's disappearance.
Attorney testifies about dispute over Karoly will
The man who was named executor of Allentown malpractice attorney Peter Karoly's disputed 2006 will said he was told the will was a fake by Karoly's sister-in-law even before he saw the document.
Attorney In Double Murder Case Says He'll Call DA As Witness
The attorney for woman accused in a double murder says he plans to call Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor as a witness.
Father, like son, to plead guilty to harassing Palin attorney
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A second Pennsylvania man has agreed to plead guilty to making harassing telephone calls to an attorney representing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, court documents filed on Wednesday showed. Craig Christy, 48, submitted an agreement to an Anchorage court to plead guilty to the charges a day after his 20-year-old son, Shawn, agreed to a similar arrangement. ...
Lawyer: New Sandusky Claims False
A lawyer for Jerry Sandusky says his client faces two new claims of child sexual abuse but contends that both are unfounded.
Prosecutor: Cops in Syracuse probe leaked document
A district attorney has accused police officials of criminally leaking a document in the sexual abuse investigation of Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine.
Lawyer says client will die if he doesn’t quit drugs
It too five burly police officers and an ambulance attendant to bring a man high on crystal methamphetamine under control last summer, a court heard Wednesday.
Sandusky lawyer says 1 new abuse claim is because of family turmoil, another a copycat
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the former Penn State football defensive coordinator faces two new claims of child sexual abuse, but that both are unfounded. Joseph Amendola said one claim stemmed from a Sandusky family dispute, and he characterized the other as an example of people trying to mimic other allegations and “jump on the ...