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Zimmerman to leave post atop Hershey ventures
LeRoy Zimmerman, the former Pennsylvania attorney general who has helped steer Milton S. Hershey's considerable business and charitable ventures in an effort to keep them bound to the community, announced Monday he would leave his post atop the controlling trust company at the end of the year.
Attorney says there was a 'culture of hazing' at FAMU
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Florida A&M University had a "culture of hazing" that led to the recent death of a marching band member, an attorney for the student's family said Monday.
Lawyer: Ex-Penn State coach accused of sex abuse conducting own investigation
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach accused of sexually abusing boys over a 14-year period, is working with a private investigator in his quest to prove his innocence, his lawyer said Monday.
Attorney Files Response To JCPS Supreme Court Request
Three different schools in three years, a local attorney claims parents could face that possibility for their children due to the ongoing court battle over the Jefferson County Public Schools student assignment plan.
Lawyer Argues Fist Isn't a Dangerous Weapon
Steve Lafleur, serving 18 years for first degree assault, argues his fist is not a "dangerous instrument" under state law Photo Credit: LeAnne Gendreau
Cain Denies an Affair His Lawyer Says Should Be Private
Atlanta businesswoman Ginger White told Fox 5 Atlanta her 13-year affair with Herman Cain began when he invited her up to his hotel room after a National Restaurant Association event, describing an episode that sounds a bit like what some of the women who accused Cain of sexual harassment have alleged. Except White says she welcomed the sexual advance, and he began flying her to the cities where ...
U.S. Attorney’s Office collects funds for crime victims, federal treasury
U.S. Attorney’s Office collects funds for crime victims, federal treasury By melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Published Nov 28, 2011 04:17PM MDT A sluggish economy hasn’t stopped the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah from collecting over $5.8 million in the past year — cash that serves as restitution for crime victims and replenishes the federal treasury when defendants are ordered to pay fines ...
Attorney says there was a 'culture of hazing' at FAMU
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Florida A&M University had a "culture of hazing" that led to the recent death of a marching band member, an attorney for the student's family said Monday.
Attorney General asks Supreme Court to stop redistricting by federal judges
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will file an emergency stay application with the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the implementation of legally flawed redistricting maps drawn by a federal panel in San A
Attorney General asks Supreme Court to stop redistricting by federal judges
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will file an emergency stay application with the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the implementation of legally flawed redistricting maps drawn by a federal panel in San A
Hermain Cain's lawyer: "Private sexual life" not public's business (VIDEO)
Most intriguing in the latest sexual allegation involving former GOP presidential front-runner Herman Cain is his lawyer's response. It's not your garden-variety "This is a bunch of false allegations" pushback. It's...
Riley attorney responds to retrial testimony order
Former Alabama Governor Bob Riley will have to be in the courtroom for the federal gambling corruption retrial scheduled to start in January.
Attorney General's Office Warns Of 'Pedobear'
The New Mexico Attorney General's Office cautions parents against an Internet image they say is really a sexual menace called the "pedobear."
Attorney General Weighs in on District Attorney Replacement
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto has issued an opinion on how the Clark County Commission must replace outgoing District Attorney David Roger.
Naperville lawyer gets 3-1/2 years for defrauding partners
A Naperville lawyer accused of defrauding his law partners out of hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for a lavish lifestyle was sentenced Monday to 42 months in prison.
Lawyer hints at strategy in WikiLeaks case
The lawyer for Bradley Manning, an Army private accused of passing sensitive information to the online site WikiLeaks, is seeking evidence from the government that the data allegedly leaked did not harm national security. Manning is scheduled to appear at a military hearing in December. He was arrested in May 2010 on suspicion of carrying off one of the largest national security leaks in U.S ...
Attorney: Deloatch was beating officer when partner shot him
NEW BRUNSWICK — Barry Deloatch was beating city police officer Daniel Mazan with a 2-by-4 when his partner, Brad Berdel, told him to drop the weapon or he would shoot, Lawrence Y. Bitterman, Mazan’s attorney, told the Home News Tribune on Monday.
Montgomery big-box bill is unconstitutional, county attorney says
The top attorney for the Montgomery County government said Monday that a bill proposing limits on big-box stores is unconstitutional. Issued by County Attorney Marc Hansen, the opinion is likely to stir more debate over the big-box legislation, which was introduced as Wal-Mart was rolling out plans for a significant expansion in Montgomery. Read full article >>
Tupy to challenge Milhiser in state's attorney race
Ken Tupy, who filed petitions Monday to challenge Sangamon County State’s Attorney John Milhiser for the Republican nomination as county prosecutor, said it’s a “serious issue” that Milhiser’s wife is from a family of local defense attorneys.
Lawyer blew whistle on partner
WINDSOR, Ont. -- A Windsor lawyer said Monday he reported his own firm to the Law Society of Upper Canada after discovering his partner had been taking an inordinate amount of money from the firm’s accounts.
Attorney General Clarifies Da Replacement Process
There's a little breathing room for the County Commission to appoint a replacement for District Attorney David Roger. An attorney general's office opinion dated Nov. 18 clarifies that the commission must appoint the replacement for the balance of the unexpired
Lawyer: Sandusky conducting own investigation
Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State assistant football coach accused of sexually abusing boys over a 14-year period, is working with a private investigator in his quest to prove his innocence, his lawyer said Monday.
Attorney Representing Hunter Speaks Out
The attorney representing Jerice Hunter speaks out for the first time Monday, and he's doing it on FOX 10. Does Scott Maasen believe Jerice Hunter is truly innocent -- and did he have any issues taking the case?
Interim City Attorney David Pauling dies
Tulsa Interim City Attorney David Pauling died Monday evening, his wife, Assistant City Attorney Nancy McNair said.
Andrew M. Kramer, Leading Labor Lawyer, Dies at 67
A sought-after negotiator, Mr. Kramer’s clients included General Motors, Westinghouse Electric and the Boston Red Sox.
Attorney: New Smyrna CRA grants violated state law
Two members of the New Smyrna Beach Community Redevelopment Agency's board, including its current chairman, unwittingly violated a state conflict-of-interest law when they applied for grants from the agency, according to its attorney.
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 rage at Malaysia rally ban
Hundreds of lawyers in Malaysia stage a rally against new laws that will ban street protests, amid concern the government is tightening repression.
Manning's attorney says WikiLeaks disclosures weren't harmful
New filing, which says last year's leaks did no "real damage to national security," previews defense strategy in case of alleged Wiki-leaker.
Lawyer Cooley named Rising Star
Drey A. Cooley, an associate with Capes, Sokol, Goodman and Sarachan, P.C., in Clayton, was selected as a 2011 Rising Star by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers.
Manning's attorney says WikiLeaks disclosures weren't harmful
New filing, which says last year's leaks did no "real damage to national security," previews defense strategy in case of alleged Wiki-leaker.
Wayne County Commission wants to talk to lawyer in severance scandal
Wayne County commissioners said they want to question a lawyer who was demoted for her role in a $200,000 severance payment to former county official Turkia Awada Mullin.
Lawyer outlines psych defense for woman in fatal hit-and-run
Lawyers for Sheldene Campbell made an insanity defense claim at the opening of Campbell's trial on murder and assault charges in Westchester County Court. Campbell. of Pomona, was charged in a fatal hit-and-run incident in 2008.
Commission wants lawyer's side in airport flap
Detroit — Wayne County Commissioner Laura Cox gathered support from her colleagues Monday in asking former corporation counsel Marianne Talon to tell her side of the story regarding her suspension and demotion in the airport CEO severance scandal.
Lawyer blew whistle on partner
A Windsor lawyer said Monday he reported his own firm to the Law Society of Upper Canada after discovering his partner had been taking an inordinate amount of money from the firm's accounts.
Commission wants lawyer's side in airport flap
Detroit — Wayne County Commissioner Laura Cox gathered support from her colleagues Monday in asking former corporation counsel Marianne Talon to tell her side of the story regarding her suspension and demotion in the airport CEO severance scandal.
Prosecutor in the running for state’s attorney office
MORRISON – A prosecutor in the state’s attorney’s office is running for the top job. Assistant State’s Attorney Pat Liston, 54, on Monday filed his Republican candidacy with the county clerk’s office.
DSK lawyer eyes plot in downfall
Dominique Strauss-Kahn's lawyer has suggested his downfall was caused by political conspiracy.
Manning's attorney says WikiLeaks disclosures weren't harmful
New filing, which says last year's leaks did no "real damage to national security," previews defense strategy in case of alleged Wiki-leaker.
Rudd let Corby down ex-lawyer
Schapelle Corby's ex- lawyer says Kevin Rudd 'dishonoured his position' by not organising prisoner exchange.
Gary Giordano's Lawyer: He is "Not Running From Anything"
U.S. man Held in an Aruban Jail for Four Months to be Released
Lawyer to testify in Berlusconi trial
English lawyer David Mills is due to give evidence in former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's bribery trial.
District attorney releases report on sheriffs attempt to block Hells Angels
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Lake County’s district attorney has announced the results of his investigation into allegations that the sheriff violated federal law in May while responding to reports that the Hells Angels were coming to the county.
Wayne County Commission wants to talk to lawyer in severance scandal
Wayne County commissioners said they want to question a lawyer who was demoted for her role in a $200,000 severance payment to former county official Turkia Awada Mullin.
Lawyer: Comelec independence tainted when it joined DOJ in poll fraud probe
A lawyer for one of the accused in the alleged rigging of the 2007 elections on Tuesday said the independence of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) was tainted when it jointly conducted the investigation on the alleged poll fraud with the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Lawyer: Robbery took years to plan
The robbery of an armored car company employee in North Little Rock in 2007 was the culmination of efforts that involved extensive surveillance, inside information from another company employee, a botched robbery attempt and at least two attempts to break into the company’s main offices in Little Rock, a prosecutor told jurors Monday.
Lawyer exposed as a rude e-male
A MALE lawyer working for Clayton Utz referred to female colleagues as "crazy single female chicks" who "just need a good **** to get them normal".
'No feminist': Lawyer exposed as a rude e-male
LAWYER working for Clayton Utz referred to colleagues as "crazy single female chicks" who "just need a good ****".
Lawyer exposed as a rude e-male
A MALE lawyer working for Clayton Utz referred to female colleagues as "crazy single female chicks" who "just need a good **** to get them normal".
Michelle Parker missing: Suspect's lawyer criticizes police, says client is a good dad
Lawyer Mark NeJame, who represents suspect Dale Smith II, plans to address the media at 4 p.m. An attorney representing Dale Smith II, the ex-fiancé of Michelle Parker, defended his client as a caring father this afternoon, while criticizing the police who named Smith a suspect in her disappearance.