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Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Releases Report Detailing Charitable Solicitation Campaigns by Commercial Fundraisers
SACRAMENTO --- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today released data showing that commercial fundraisers in California raised $362.9 million in 2010, of which charitable organizations received less than 45 percent.
Lawyer: Hollywood cop told the truth in crash reports
Opening statements begin in the trial of Dewey Pressley, center in tan shirt, the former Hollywood cop accused of doctoring an accident report to help a fellow officer and pin the blame on a drunk motorist. To his left is his defense lawyer Rhea Pincus Grossman.
Attorney returns to alma mater for job interview
A lawyer who graduated from Clemson 26 years ago with a degree in electrical engineering has returned seeking one of the university’s top administrative posts.
J.B. Spence, famed lawyer, dies
Famed lawyer J.B. Spence, known as the Dean of Torts for his scores of million-dollar-plus verdicts, died Saturday at Doctors Hospital, near his home in Coral Gables. He was 89, a 2010 Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame inductee, and “semi-retired’’ from The Cochran Firm, according to daughter Martha Spence, also of Coral Gables.
Lawyer Expects Six Alleged Child Sex Abuse Victims to Testify Against Ex-Penn State Coach
Sandusky is accused of sexually abusing eight young boys over 15 years, allegedly using his charity The Second Mile to find his victims
Attorney: Wal-Mart shopper victim of excessive force
It's the YouTube video making news across the country. A grandfather, bloodied and bruised and passed out on the floor of a Buckeye Wal-Mart the day after Thanksgiving.
State Attorney finds Fort Pierce department head did not violate public records law
FORT PIERCE — The State Attorney's Office found the city didn't violate public records laws when a department head destroyed his resignation letter.
Attorney for Jerice Hunter speaks out
Valley defense attorney Scott Maasen said he has been hired by family and supporters of Jerice Hunter, the Glendale mom whose 5-year-old has been missing for seven weeks.
State Attorney finds Fort Pierce department head did not violate public records law
FORT PIERCE — The State Attorney's Office found the city didn't violate public records laws when a department head destroyed his resignation letter.
Attorney: Accuser is 'devastated' by approach of Sandusky defense
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Attorney defends Jhessye's mother
An attorney for Jerice Hunter, the mother of missing Glendale girl Jhessye Shockley, is speaking out one day after her release from jail.
Henderson Council Hires Josh Reid As City Attorney
The Henderson City Council voted 4-0 with one abstention Tuesday to hire Josh Reid as the next city attorney. During a public comment period that lasted about an hour, Mayor Andy Hafen said the media made bad assumptions in recent weeks by speculating
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.
Documents show council ignored lawyer’s advice on Preston contract
Lawyer advised council in 2008 not to offer buyout to Joey Preston
Attorney honored for helping nonprofits
SOUTHINGTON - Multiple town organizations have local attorney Tony Sheffy to thank for helping get them off the ground.
Attorney: Las Vegas man to argue self defense in shooting death
Michael Moreno, a Las Vegas man facing murder charges in the October shooting death of Damien Reed, plans to argue that he acted in self-defense, his defense attorney revealed Tuesday in a preliminary hearing.
Lawyer for ex-judge says he doesnt know of federal probe
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A lawyer representing a former Huntington judge, who recently retired amid recent reports that he awarded an uncharacteristically high number of disability benefits in the cases hes handled, said Tuesday he didnt know of an alleged...
Attorney says Sandusky defense blames victims
HARRISBURG - 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 attorney dispute the charges.
Attorney seeks records to aid Swan's defense
AUGUSTA -- An attorney for Carole J. Swan, a former Chelsea selectman facing trial on a four-count indictment charging her with offenses related to that post, is asking a judge to force a road contractor and two banks to produce paperwork he says is critical to her defense.
SANDUSKY CASE: Lawyer of accuser blasts Amendola’s defense tactics
HARRISBURG — A newly hired lawyer for a high school student described by prosecutors as a sex
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.
Attorney: Impaired dad who let daughter drive could make deal
Detroit — A father charged with letting his 9-year-old daughter drive because he was drunk entered a not-guilty plea at his arraignment Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court before Judge Margie Braxton.
Lawyer: AG's ad hurt accused killer's chance for fair trial
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 advertisement aired by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's successful re-election campaign.
Lawyer: Man innocent in Walmart incident in Buckeye
Shopper Jerald Allen Newman bloodied by police officer wasn't resisting arrest, he says.
PSU accuser’s lawyer rips defense
HARRISBURG — A newly hired lawyer for a high school student described by prosecutors as a sexual abuse victim of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said Tuesday that he has been distressed to hear Sandusky’s attorney dispute the charges.
Attorney General Provides Holiday Consumer Tips
PIERRE — 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 says Manning did no damage
The lawyer for the U.S. Army private accused of leaking thousands of classified documents said in a court filing that the information in question did not do "any real damage to national security."
Sandusky lawyer: New claim 'unfounded'
STATE COLLEGE - The attorney representing Jerry Sandusky said that at least one new investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by Sandusky involves a family member and that the allegations are the result of a family dispute.
Lawyer Says Manning Did No Damage
The lawyer for the U.S. Army private accused of leaking thousands of classified documents said in a court filing that the information in question did not do "any real damage to national security."
Attorney: Michelle Parker's ex couldn't have 'killed and gotten rid of a body'
Attorney Mark NeJame says Dale Smith wouldn't have time to have 'killed and gotten rid of a body.' But Michelle Parker's disappearance has not yet been called a homicide case.
Jefferson County Attorney files suit against UofL
Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell filed suit Tuesday against the University of Louisville to obtain documents relating to the proposed merger of University of Louisville Hospital, Catholic Health Initiatives, and Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's HeathCare.
Cain Attorney’s Celebrity Clients Cap Career Born From Tragedy
L. Lin Wood, an Atlanta defamation attorney, was supposed to contain the damage Herman Cain’s Republican presidential bid sustained as a result of sexual harassment allegations.
Russian lawyer attacks top aviation authority
A prominent Russian lawyer says he will challenge the powers of a top aviation watchdog following a series of deadly crashes that have raised concerns about the nation's air safety.
Attorney seeks tossing of evidence in rape case
LANCASTER -- An attorney for a man indicted on sex charges argued that statements his client made after asking for a lawyer should be withheld as evidence in the case.
Attorney: Pediatrician charged with window-peeping will fight charge
Previous story: Ann Arbor pediatrician accused of window peeping takes leave of absence An Ann Arbor pediatrician accused of window peeping and watching a 12-year-old girl change her clothing on four occasions intends to vigorously defend against the charges, his attorney wrote in an email to AnnArbor.com on Tuesday. Attorney Larry Margolis , who is representing Dr. Howard Bruce Weinblatt ...
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.
Lawyer: Giordano looking forward to time with kids
A lawyer for a Maryland businessman detained for months in Aruba as a suspect in the disappearance of his traveling companion says his client is looking forward to returning home to spend time with his family.
Lawyer: US suspect in missing case to leave Aruba
A lawyer for a Maryland businessman suspected of involvement in the presumed death of his travel companion in Aruba says his client will soon be on a plane back to the United States.
Lawyer: Man innocent in Walmart incident in Buckeye
Shopper Jerald Allen Newman bloodied by officer wasn't resisting arrest, he says.
Lawyer: Murray "resigned", but fighting sentence
Defense attorney for Michael Jackson's doc calls judge's 4 year prison sentence "very harsh", discusses appeal options
Lawyer: U.S. Suspect in Missing Case to Leave Aruba
A lawyer for a Maryland businessman suspected of involvement in the presumed death of his travel companion in Aruba says his client will soon be on a plane back to the United States.
Russian lawyer to challenge power of top aviation authority after series of crashes
MOSCOW — A prominent Russian lawyer said Wednesday he will challenge the powers of a regional aviation watchdog following a crash that killed an entire Russian professional ice hockey team and other recent air disasters that have raised concerns about the nation’s air safety. Igor Trunov said he will ask Russia’s Supreme Court to trim the authority of the Interstate Aviation Committee, which was ...
Lawyer for Maryland man suspected in missing tourist case says he will leave Aruba
ORANJESTAD, Aruba - A U.S. businessman who was jailed in Aruba on suspicion of involvement in the presumed death of his travelling companion intends to head home Wednesday, one of his defence lawyers said.
Attorney: Man innocent in Walmart case
The attorney for a man forcibly taken down by Buckeye police at a Walmart says he plans to clear his client of the criminal allegations.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Releases Report Detailing Charitable Solicitation Campaigns by Commercial Fundraisers
SACRAMENTO --- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today released data showing that commercial fundraisers in California raised $362.9 million in 2010, of which charitable organizations received less than 45 percent.
Lawyer: U.S. suspect in missing woman case to leave Aruba
A Maryland businessman who was jailed in Aruba on suspicion of involvement in the presumed death of his traveling companion intends to head home Wednesday, one of his defense lawyers said.
St. Paul lawyer files lawsuit in Penn State sex abuse case
St. Paul lawyer Jeff Anderson to file first civil lawsuit in Sandusky child sex abuse case at Penn State
Lawyer: NI tried to destroy my life
A lawyer for phone-hacking victims has accused Rupert Murdoch's News International of trying to "destroy" his life.
Attorney General DeWine issues Medicare scam warning
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has issued a warning to Ohioans to beware of callers who pretend to be from Medicare and ask for personal information.
Lawyer: Porn images not proof, but provided leverage against ex-Orland fire chief
An attorney for the Orland Fire Protection District conceded he couldn't prove that former Chief Bryant Krizik downloaded or viewed pornographic materials on a district computer, but admitted he used the images as leverage in reaching a retirement settlement.