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City attorney change in effect
SALISBURY -- A charter amendment that changes oversight of the city attorney will go into effect today, despite efforts to overthrow the measure.
Gary Giordano's Lawyer: He's 'Not Running Away'
The attorney representing Gary Giordano, who has been held in an Aruban jail for four months in connection with the disappearance of Maryland woman Robyn Gardner, says that his client will not be running from anything when he leaves the island following his release.
Attorney: Sheriff immune from lawsuit over wrongful incarceration
NEWARK -- Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp and his deputies are immune from a civil lawsuit filed by a man who alleged he was falsely incarcerated 27 days, according to the attorney representing the county employees.
Arroyo lawyer sees way out for former President
MANILA, Philippines - A lawyer of former first gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo on Tuesday said the arrest warrant and electoral sabotage case against Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will be junked if the Supreme Court rules that the joint body that investigated the issue is found illegal.
An Attorney In Noted Feud Is Arrested
BRIDGEWATER—A goofball prank directed at town hall resulted in New Milford attorney Paul Garlasco surrendering to State Police last week on harassment and breach of peace charges.
Lawyer drowning in mob evidence
A lawyer for an accused mafia captain say federal prosecutors have committed a “document dump,” drowning the defense team in evidence so massive they are requesting more time to get their case together.
Report: Russian lawyer was beaten to death
MOSCOW, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The lawyer for what was once Russia's largest foreign investment fund was beaten to death by prison guards and did not die of natural causes, a report said.
Ex-fiance of missing woman hires criminal attorney
The ex-fiance of Florida woman who vanished shortly after appearing on "The People's Court" has hired a criminal defense attorney with a tie to the Casey Anthony case.
Henderson city attorney decision could come Tuesday
The field of candidates to fill the Henderson city attorney vacancy is down to two and the city council could hire that person Tuesday.
ICC issues warrant for I.Coast's Gbagbo: lawyer
DAKAR (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for ousted Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo, his France-based lawyer said on Tuesday, and a Gbagbo adviser said he expected him to be transferred to The Hague "in the coming hours." "They (Ivorian justice authorities) showed it to him this morning," Lucie Bourthumieux said by telephone, questioning the competence of ...
Lawyer: International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for ex-Ivory Coast president Gbagbo
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - The International Criminal Court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for Ivory Coast's ex-president who clung to power for months after losing an election and whose forces are accused of gunning down political opponents.
Attorney General's tips for Christmas shopping
Attorney General Marty Jackley is encouraging South Dakota consumers to proceed with caution this holiday season. Jackley warns that during the busiest season of the year it is especially important to be watchful and avoid those common shopping mistakes.
Lawyer for accuser in Penn State abuse case calls Sandusky attorney’s defense incendiary
HARRISBURG, Pa. — The lawyer for a young man described by prosecutors as a sexual abuse victim of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky says he’s been distressed to hear Sandusky’s attorney dispute the charges. Slade McLaughlin said Tuesday that his client stands by the allegations and sees the strategy as putting him on trial instead of Sandusky. The young man is described as Victim ...
Lawyer: International Criminal Court issues arrest warrant for ex-Ivory Coast president Gbagbo
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — The International Criminal Court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant for Ivory Coast’s former strongman, who refused to accept his loss in last year’s election and nearly dragged the country into civil war in a bid to stay in power. Ex-President Laurent Gbagbo has been under house arrest for the past seven months, secluded in a tiny village in the country’s far north ever ...
Lawyer in Penn State abuse case calls Sandusky lawyer's defence incendiary
HARRISBURG, Pa. - The lawyer for a young man described by prosecutors as a sexual abuse victim of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky says he's been distressed to hear Sandusky's lawyer dispute the charges.
Ex-fiance of woman who disappeared after ‘The People’s Court’ appearance hires attorney
ORLANDO, Fla. — The ex-fiance of a Florida mother who vanished shortly after appearing on “The People’s Court” hired a criminal defense attorney on Tuesday with a tie to the Casey Anthony case and the Tiger Woods scandal. Dale Smith hired attorney Mark NeJame a day after Orlando’s police chief named Smith the primary focus of detectives’ investigation into the disappearance of 33-year-old ...
Lawyer for alleged Sandusky victim: Words hurt
The lawyer for a young man described by prosecutors as a sexual abuse victim of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky says the man has been distressed to hear Sandusky's attorney dispute the charges
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 for accuser in Penn State abuse case calls Sandusky defence incendiary
HARRISBURG, Pa. - A newly hired lawyer for a high school student described by prosecutors as a sexual abuse victim of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky said Tuesday that he has been distressed to hear Sandusky's lawyer dispute the charges.
Sandusky defence incendiary: lawyer
A newly hired lawyer for a high school student described by prosecutors as a sexual abuse victim of former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky said Tuesday that he has been distressed to hear Sandusky’s lawyer dispute the charges.
ICC issues warrant for Ivory Coast's Gbagbo - lawyer
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for ousted Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo, his lawyer said, and Gbagbo's adviser said his transfer to the Hague court could come within hours. The court is investigating killings, rapes and other abuses committed during a four-month conflict triggered by Gbagbo's refusal to cede power to Alassane Ouattara after ...
Ex-racing steward's attorney says firing likely to be challenged
The attorney for fired chief state racing steward John Veitch said legal action is likely after his
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell recognized for strengthening diversity
New Orleans--Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has received the Diversity Challenge Award from the Network 2011 Coalition. Caldwell was honored during an awards ceremony in New Orleans on November 25. The Network Coalition is a collaboration of elected and appointed officials from various organizations and business and religious leaders from across the state. Special awards are presented annually ...
Lexington attorney named National HBPA chief
The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association board has named attorney and reti
Lawyer's cure for 'crazy single chicks'
Judge can't decide what's more surprising: the sexist remarks or the fact they were put in an email.
Prominent Vancouver lawyer charged with assault
Well-known Vancouver defence lawyer Terrence Edward La Liberte has been charged with two counts of assault, following an incident in Gastown earlier this month.
Attorney for accused murderer files complaint against Hood
WLOX news has learned the attorney for the man accused of killing a priest has filed a formal complaint to the state bar against Attorney General Jim Hood.
Attorney: Firing of health dept. worker was ‘outrageous’
DEARBORN — It’s not likely John Benitez Jr. will win a huge settlement in his gender discrimination lawsuit against the city, but that didn’t deter his attorney from taking the case.
Eau Claire Co. District Attorney leaving position to join law firm
Eau Claire County District Attorney Rich White will be leaving his position as District Attorney to join the law firm of Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C.
Lawyer: Accused mastermind of Piazza at Schmidts killings a dupe
The lawyer for Will "Pooh" Hook - the alleged mastermind of the 2009 double murder at the Piazza at Schmidts complex - asked a Philadelphia jury today to acquit him, calling Hook a dupe and theorizing that victim Rian Thal was executed because drug dealers suspected she might a federal informant.
Catherine Greig’s attorney says he may ask for trial in California
The attorney for James “Whitey” Bulger girlfriend Catherine Greig said today he may push to have her tried in California if federal prosecutors bring new charges relating to the 13 years Greig lived with Bulger in a rent-controlled apartment in the beachside community of Santa Monica. Kevin J. Reddington spoke following a brief status hearing in US District Court in Boston where Greig is ...
RI child porn case ‘horrific,’ attorney general says
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan called a Rock Island man's arrest on child pornography charges the "most horrific" case investigated since a statewide initiative to combat the crime started a year ago.
Attorney General's medical marijuana seminar in Saginaw Township sheds light on a 'vague' law, police and elected ...
Attorney General Bill Schuette's office gathered state police, prosecutors, professors and a physician to the gathering of 160 people today to answer questions about enforcement of the medical marijuana law and about the drug itself
Report: Capital Lawyer Beaten to Death
MOSCOW — New evidence released Monday added weight to suspicions that Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was beaten to death by prison guards in 2009 and did not die from health problems as previously claimed by the authorities.
Lawyer: Ivory Coast's Gbagbo on flight to ICC
Former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo is on a flight en route to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, his defense lawyer said on Tuesday.
Lawyer for ex-fiance of missing woman speaks
An attorney hired by the man deemed the focus of law enforcement's investigation into the disappearance of a Florida mother who vanished shortly after appearing on "The People's Court" says his client is not guilty of any crime.
Ginger White's Attorney: She is a 'woman of character'
The attorney for Ginger White, the woman who says she carried on a 13 year affair with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, said Tuesday that he considers his client to be a "woman of character."
Tulsa Attorney Says Bankruptcy Strategic Move For American Airlines
A Tulsa bankruptcy attorney says American Airlines' Chapter 11 bankruptcy should be good for the company in the long run - but could impact some Tulsa jobs.
Lawyer claims top cops directed unlawful G20 arrests
A police spokesperson points out that a report suggesting senior officers gave unlawful orders hasn’t been tested in court.
Kallemeyn Announces Bid for Whiteside County State’s Attorney
Morrison attorney, Ronald P. Kallemeyn, announced his bid for the Republican nomination for the Whiteside County State’s Attorney to a receptive crowd at the Whiteside County Republican Party meeting held Tuesday evening in Morrison, Illinois.
Attorney: Impaired dad who let daughter drive could make deal
Detroit— Shawn Weimer, the father who let his 9-year-old daughter drive because he was too impaired, entered a not-guilty plea this morning before Judge Margie Braxton in Wayne Circuit Court.
Attorney General's office holds seminar to explain Michigan's Medical Marijuana Law
Attorney General Bill Schuette's office held a seminar today focusing on helping local government and law enforcement officials understand Michigan's Medical Marijuana Law.
Attorney Talks in Bad Butt Injections Case
Corey Alexander Eubank, who was arrested in bad buttock injection case, is not guilty, said her attorney Photo Credit: Miami Gardens Police
Lawyer: Hollywood cop told the truth in crash reports
Former Hollywood Police Officer Dewey Pressley is the victim of a conspiracy, not the perpetrator, his lawyer told jurors late Tuesday afternoon.
Lawyer: Hollywood officer told the truth in crash reports
Former Hollywood Police Officer Dewey Pressley is the victim of a conspiracy, not the perpetrator, his lawyer told jurors late Tuesday afternoon.
Lawyer: Miss. AG's campaign ad hurt accused killer
A lawyer for a man charged with killing a Catholic priest has filed a complaint that says his client can't get a fair trial because of a television ad aired by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's re-election campaign.
Catherine Greig’s attorney says he may ask for trial in California
The attorney for James “Whitey” Bulger girlfriend Catherine Greig said today he may seek to have her tried in California if federal prosecutors bring new charges relating to the 13 years Greig lived with Bulger in a rent-controlled apartment in the beachside community of Santa Monica. Kevin J. Reddington spoke following a brief status hearing in US District Court in Boston where Greig is ...
Defense Attorney: Hood 'unjustly condemned' client
The defense attorney for Jeremy Manieri contacted the Mississippi Bar Association and filed a formal complaint against Attorney General Jim Hood.  The complaint focuses on a campaign ad run by Hood in the democrat's race against republican Steve Simpson.
Attorney General unveils new piracy awareness campaign
WASHINGTON (TheWrap.com) - Attorney General Eric Holder unveiled a new education campaign Tuesday to raise public awareness about the damaging consequences of intellectual property theft. The campaign -- which targets everything from illegal movie and music downloads to counterfeit pharmaceuticals -- will consist of TV public service announcements as well as print and print ads. Flanked by other ...
Attorney General's warning about the 'Pedobear'
Attorney General Gary King is worried the depictions of a cartoon-like bear that is linked to pedophiles could be an indication of increased child sex offender activity in the Albuquerque area.