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Leveson Inquiry: 'News International tried to destroy my life,' hacking lawyer claims
A lawyer acting for phone hacking victims including the parents of Milly Dowler has accused Rupert Murdoch's News International of trying to "destroy" his life.
Lawyer admits client stabbed Navy wife
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- A Georgia man accused of killing a Florida woman he met on Craigslist lost control when he learned she was a Navy wife with two children, his lawyer said.
Attorney convicted in federal court of defrauding clients of more than $50,000
A local attorney was convicted in federal court this morning of bilking two bankruptcy clients of more than $50,000. Kenneth G. Reidenbach, of Lititz, was convicted of nine counts, including bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud, according to an official for the U.S. Attorney. Reidenbach, ...
New York Attorney General Said to Probe Foreclosures on Military Members
The New York Attorney General’s Office is investigating possibly unlawful home foreclosures by banks on active-duty military members, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Lawyer describes 'horrific' NoW surveillance of family
News International apologises after revelation that daughter of phone hacking lawyer Mark Lewis was filmed by an investigator working for the News of the World
Lawyer wants Bruning's office off death-penalty case
A defense lawyer asked the Nebraska Supreme Court on Wednesday to forbid  Attorney General Jon Bruning 's office from further handling the case of death-row inmate Michael Ryan.
MI Attorney General charges organizers of prostitution ring
Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Wednesday his office has arrested five residents of Southeast Michigan for...
Mullin attorney: Don't expect bombshells at her deposition
Turkia Mullin may one day tell everyone what happened. It just won't be during a deposition Monday, her lawyer says.
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: Appeals court rejects Aruban prosecutor’s bid to put US man back in jail as suspect
ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Lawyer: Appeals court rejects Aruban prosecutor’s bid to put U.S. man back in jail as suspect. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read full article >>
Attorney convicted in federal court of defrauding clients of more than $93,000
A local attorney was convicted in federal court this morning of bilking three bankruptcy clients of more than $93,000. Kenneth G. Reidenbach, of Lititz, was convicted of nine counts, including bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud, according to prosecutors. Reidenbach, 60, faces maximum pe...
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.
Jerry Sandusky's attorney says one alleged victim may come to his defense
Attorney Joe Amendola also said that, several weeks ago, a man who says he is Victim Two came to his office and contradicted the statements made by Mike McQueary about what he allegedly witnessed in a shower in 2002. "He sat here with his mother and brother and said he was not a victim," Amendola said.
Attorney General gives tips on giving to charitable organizations during holiday season
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has released data showing that commercial fundraisers in California raised $362.9 million in 2010, of which charitable organizations received less than 45 percent.
DealBook: In Rajaratnam Hearing, Judges Focus on Flight Risk
A lawyer for Raj Rajaratnam appeared before a judicial panel in a Lower Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday in a final attempt keep her client out of prison while he appealed his insider trading conviction.
Attorney Says Local Voter ID Laws Have Problems
A North Carolina state government attorney says local laws requiring citizens to show photo identification before voting likely would be struck down by courts if approved by the General Assembly.
Attorney files motion for a new trial in murder case of 21-month-old Texas Ruiz
Attorney files charges for a new trial, alleging the Nueces County Medical Examiner had not taken oath of office
NH DUI Attorney Ryan Russman Named a “Rising Star”
Named one of the “best attorneys under 40” by peers.Featured in the November issue of New England Super Lawyers® magazine.Exeter, New Hampshire (PRWEB) November 30, 2011 New Hampshire DUI Attorney Ryan Russman of Russman Law Offices has been named by New England Super Lawyers® magazine as a “Rising Star:” one of the top up-and-coming attorneys in New England for 2011. Each year, no more than 2.5 ...
Crooked lawyer gets 6 months behind bars for feeding tips in massive NYC insider trading case
NEW YORK — A lawyer who admitted providing confidential tips on big Wall Street deals has been sentenced in New York to six months behind bars. Brien Santarlas was charged in what federal prosecutors in Manhattan have billed as one of the largest insider trading cases in history. He was sentenced Wednesday. Read full article >>
Lawyer: Gov’t witness, not Mass. man accused of trying to aid al-Qaida, sought terrorist camp
BOSTON — A lawyer for a man accused of conspiring to help al-Qaida suggested Wednesday that it was a key prosecution witness, not his client, who wanted to find a terrorist camp in Yemen. Prosecutors have said Tarek Mehanna traveled to Yemen to look for a terrorist camp with the intention of later fighting against U.S. soldiers in Iraq. When he was unable to find a camp, prosecutors say, Mehanna ...
Ex-Ropes & Gray Lawyer Santarlas Gets Six Months in Prison in Insider Case
Brien Santarlas, a former lawyer for Ropes & Gray LLP, was sentenced to six months in prison for passing tips on pending mergers to stock traders.
Attorney seeks mental health evaluation for Cambridge woman accused of killing dad
The attorney for a Cambridge woman accused of killing her 62-year-old father by strangulation filed motions in Cambridge District Court to have her examined by a psychiatrist to assess her mental state.
Rafferty aims for dream job: Pa. attorney general (video)
HARRISBURG — While he has enjoyed serving in the state Senate and has accomplished more than most legislators in the past nine years, state Sen. John C. Rafferty Jr. said his dream job has always been Pennsylvania attorney general.
Tipster sentenced in NYC insider trading case
A Manhattan lawyer was sentenced to six months behind bars and two years of probation Wednesday after telling a judge he made a "profound mistake" by providing inside tips on confidential Wall Street deals.
Ex-lawyer to serve 6 months for insider trading
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former lawyer who was one of the prime suppliers of corporate secrets to traders in an insider trading ring, was sentenced to six months imprisonment on Wednesday. Brien Santarlas once worked for the well-known law firm Ropes & Gray and he immediately decided to cooperate with a government investigation when FBI agents approached him in early November 2009, his lawyer said ...
Attorney says BART should pay at least $1 million for alleged officer beatings
Capping a two-week-long federal civil rights trial that brought Johannes Mehserle back to a courtroom and, once again, questioned the agency's police training practices, attorney Christopher Dolan told a jury in closing arguments that he has proved Kenneth Carrethers was wrongly beaten and arrested for simply mouthing off to police.
Lawyer's illness adds to trial delay
The Bridgecorp trial has been adjourned for the year as a lawyer for one of the accused required hospital treatment.
John Hinckley ‘flawed’ but ‘fundamentally decent,’ his attorney tells judge
John W. Hinckley Jr. should be granted more freedom from a psychiatric hospital so he can ultimately be released to live with his mother in Williamsburg, an attorney for the presidential assailant told a judge. “Although he is flawed, he is fundamentally decent,” Barry Wm. Levine said as his client sat quietly at the defense table. “This man is not dangerous. The evidence shows he is not ...
Sandusky lawyer: No sexual contact in shower
Jerry Sandusky's attorney said Wednesday that a young man at the heart of cover-up allegations against Penn State University officials told him he was not a victim and had no sexual contact with the former assistant football coach.
Attorney Wants NE Attorney General Off of Death Penalty Case
An attorney for a Nebraska death row inmate wants the attorney generals office off the case, citing "circumstances" surrounding a drug the state plans to use in executions.
GOP official: Conservative GOP Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to run for Va. governor in 2013
RICHMOND, Va. — A senior Republican official says crusading conservative attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli (koo-chih-NEHL’-ee), will run for Virginia governor in 2013. Cuccinelli’s candidacy was confirmed to the Associated Press by someone close to the attorney general. His candidacy creates a clash with Republican Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling for the party’s nomination in two years. Read full article >>
Attorney General Cuccinelli to Run for Virginia Governor, Official Says
A senior Republican official says crusading conservative attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, will run for Virginia governor in 2013.
Sandusky Lawyer: Alleged Victim Denies Sexual Contact
Jerry Sandusky's attorney said Wednesday that a young man at the heart of cover-up allegations against Penn State University officials told him he was not a victim and had no sexual contact with the former assistant football coach.
Attorney says BART should pay at least $1 million for alleged officer beatings
Capping a two-week-long federal civil rights trial that brought Johannes Mehserle back to a courtroom and, once again, questioned the agency's police training practices, attorney Christopher Dolan told a jury in closing arguments that he has proved Kenneth Carrethers was wrongly beaten and arrested for simply mouthing off to police.
Bryant's lawyer says lawsuit over jewelry, tickets settled
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has reached a settlement on a civil lawsuit alleging Bryant owed a jeweler and ticket broker more than $600,000 for jewelry, personal loans and tickets to sporting events, according to ESPN.
Religious slurs in lawyer's memo have court up in arms
In the sedate and sober world of bankruptcy law, one lawyer's memorandum sticks out like a sore loser.
Attorney Wants Nebraska AG Off Death-Penalty Case
An attorney for a Nebraska death row inmate wants the attorney general's office off the case, citing "circumstances" surrounding a drug the state plans to use in executions.
Attorney to replace Judge Garcia
LAS CRUCES - Gov. Susana Martinez said that her pick to replace Las Cruces Magistrate Court Judge Olivia Nevarez Garcia will be an attorney, a first for the court.
Lawyer who got bulk of $2M estate, quits bar
MILFORD -- A lawyer facing disciplinary action over his handling of a $2 million estate resigned from the bar on Wednesday and waived his right to reapply to practice law in the state.
Lawyer sentenced in insider trading case
NEW YORK — Manhattan lawyer Brien Santarlas, 34, was sentenced to six months behind bars and two years of probation Wednesday after telling a judge he made a “profound mistake” by providing inside tips on confidential Wall Street deals.
Occupy Asheville: Attorney Jennifer Foster no longer one of us
In this file photo, attorney Jennifer Foster works in the offices of Pisgah Legal Services. Occupy Asheville has distanced itself from Foster, who originally served as a legal adviser for protesters.
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.
Judge compares lawyer to ostrich
Lawyers have come to expect tongue-lashings from federal appellate Judge Richard Posner if he doesn’t like the answers they give him in court.But Posner broke new ground last week when he included in his published opinion photos of an ostrich burying its head in the sand and a suited lawyer sticking his head in the sand.“The ostrich is a noble animal, but not a proper model for an appellate ...
Attorney General Schuette opposes GSRAs’ unionizing
With the intervention of Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, the plot has thickened in the dispute over whether graduate student research assistants should be allowed to unionize. read more