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Attorney: 87-year-old accused of drug running will make court date
MICHIGAN CITY — The attorney for the 87-year-old Michigan City man accused of transporting 104 bricks of cocaine Oct. 21 said his client is abiding by the terms of his bond agreement and will be at his next court date in Detroit on Thursday, Nov. 10.
Rotorua lawyer guilty of duping bank
A now-retried Rotorua lawyer has been found guilty of four charges of obtaining money by deception.
Houston Attorney Explains Reason for Air Races Crash Lawsuit
The attorney believes that some people are trying to influence the current NTSB investigation.
Lawyer slams police failure on affidavits
The failure of police officers to swear affidavits strikes at the heart of the administration of justice, a lawyer says.
Colorado Supreme Court removes attorney-client confidentiality from children in some cases
In a decision that child advocates are calling landmark, the Colorado Supreme Court has ruled that conversations between children and the attorneys who represent them in custody and neglect cases are not protected by attorney-client privilege.
Attorney accused of mortgage loan fraud
NORTH ANDOVER — A Woburn real estate attorney, who serves on the town's Zoning Board of Appeals, faces allegations of misappropriating mortgage loan funds from real estate closings. Federal officials yesterday charged Daniel S. Braese, 47, of 21 Periwinkle Way with two counts of bank fraud and one count of making false statements in connection with Federal Housing Administration mortgage ...
Modest lawyer Schapka wins big for city
When City of Detroit attorney John Schapka was asked by a fellow attorney to join him on the federal courthouse steps Tuesday to talk with reporters about a judge's decision to dismiss the Tamara Greene lawsuit, Schapka politely declined.
Board failed with addicted pharmacist: lawyer
A St. John's lawyer is critical of how the Pharmacy Board handled the matter of a disgraced pharmacist who was jailed last month.
LR lawyer chosen for U.S. judgeship
President Obama Monday nominated Kristine Gerhard Baker, a Little Rock lawyer in private practice, to serve as a judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Obama nominates LR lawyer as federal judge
President Barack Obama has nominated a Little Rock lawyer to a federal judgeship in the Eastern District of Arkansas.
PSNI lawyer interview cancelled
Solicitor Kevin Winters tells the BBC police wanted to speak to a colleague at his firm, Peter Corrigan, about money laundering allegations relating to a client.
Lawyer: Case will never end for Jackson kids
A prosecutor told jurors Thursday that Michael Jackson's doctor is responsible for his death and for leaving his children without a father.
Lake County lawyer suspended
A Lake County lawyer has been suspended from practicing law in the state of Tennessee. Guy S. Davis of Ridgely has been temporarily suspended by the Board of Professional Responsibility of the...
Lawyer seeks Ramon Joseph's release
MANILA, Philippines - "Case is not closed, its just the beginning."
City: Don't let Tamara Greene's attorney have $735,622 over destroyed e-mails
City attorney John Schapka said in court papers today attorney Norman Yatooma is trying to gouge the city on legal fees. Schapka said Yatooma is entitled to only $25,000 for his work on a legal fight over e-mails that the city failed to preserve in violation of court orders.
Cordaro's new lawyer on the case
A Philadelphia-area lawyer has agreed to represent former Lackawanna County Commissioner Robert Cordaro in his post-conviction efforts to avoid a 30-year to life prison sentence recommended by the government.Under a court order entered by Senior U.S.
Lawyer skips SA with millions in trust money
A lawyer suspected of having killed private investigator Kevin Trystman has skipped the country with millions of rands in trust fund money, Eyewitness News reports.
Alabama Immigration Law: State Attorney General Balks At Feds' School Enrollment Data Request
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama's attorney general is questioning the U.S. Justice Department's legal authority to get enrollment information about all students in many Alabama school districts as part of its federal lawsuit challenging the state's tough new immigration law.
Philadelphia-area lawyer will represent Cordaro
A Philadelphia-area lawyer has agreed to represent former Lackawanna County Commissioner Robert Cordaro in his post-conviction efforts to avoid a 30-year to life prison sentence recommended by the government.
First on 12: Augusta attorney attempts Alford plea in bribery case
An Augusta attorney tried to enter an Alford plea this morning in front of Judge Carl Brown.
Attorney Accused Of Bribing Augusta Commissioners To Head To Trial
Attorney Accused Of Bribing Augusta Commissioners To Head To Trial
Attorney disputes hate crime assertion
COUNCIL GROVE - The attorney for a 23-year-old Kansas man accused of dousing a black man with rubbing alcohol and setting him on fire says he doubts the crime constitutes a federal hate crime.
Lawyer says Milgaard and wife 'anxious' to reconcile despite assault charge
CALGARY - The lawyer for David Milgaard, who spent 23 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, says Milgaard and his wife are anxious to get back together.
Lawyer says Milgaard and wife 'anxious' to reconcile
David Milgaard and his wife are in love and are anxious to get back together after an alleged domestic dispute, his lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney: Damarcus' mom was threatened
Latricia Jackson, the mother of slain 2-year-old Damarcus Jackson, was ordered jailed Thursday on a $150,000 bond - as much for her safety as to keep her around to face child endangering charges in her son's death, her attorney said.
David Milgaard's lawyer says assault charge could be misunderstanding
The lawyer for a man who spent 23 years behind bars after being wrongfully convicted of a murder is now trying to reunite his client and client's wife.
Lawyer invokes Jackson's children
A prosecutor has told jurors that Michael Jackson's doctor is responsible for the singer's death and for leaving the pop superstar's children without a father.
Attorney suggests evidence withheld in Richter case
A defense attorney for Tracey Richter suggested Thursday that prosecutors may have intentionally withheld evidence relevant to the case. Jurors were removed from a Fort Dodge courtoom for more than an hour while attorneys argued over whether Scott Bandstra and the rest of Richter's defense team were given a Division of Criminal Investigation report that former Sac County Attorney Earl Hardisty ...
Attorney Andrew Stoltmann Investigates Recovering MF Global Related Investment Losses
CHICAGO -- Attorney Andrew Stoltmann announces the launch of an investigation into MF Global and its senior executives for actions leading to the collapse of the firm. Stoltmann is also investigating the ...
Lawyer: Charges will be tough against judge in beating video
A Texas judge whose daughter posted a graphic video of him beating her repeatedly has unleashed torrents of public anger but he may not ever face criminal prosecution.
Michigan Attorney General Busts Massive ID Theft Schem
Bill Schuette has announced 41 criminal charges against three people accused of running a sophisticated criminal enterprise that defrauded the state of more than a quarter of a million dollars.
Attorney General Joins Fight Over Duke Energy Rates
North Carolina's top cop has jumped into the ring for consumers over Duke Energy's request for rate increase.
Attorney: Gilley divulged everything he knew about Country Crossing
The attorney for former Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley said Thursday he doesn’t know how much information NFL star Terrell Owens was given before he invested $2 million that eventually wound up in the Houston County development, but he is confident Gilley divulged everything he knew about the project.
Attorney questions scrutiny in Kan. abortion case
JOHN HANNA Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. A defense attorney Thursday questioned the scrutiny a Kansas doctor is receiving from the state over referring young patients for late-term abortions to preserve their mental health, noting that a disciplinary case against her stems an anti-abortion leader's complaint. A hearing is scheduled to conclude Friday in the case of Dr. Ann Kristin Neuhaus, who ...
Michigan Attorney General Busts Massive ID Theft Scheme
Bill Schuette has announced 41 criminal charges against three people accused of running a sophisticated criminal enterprise that defrauded the state of more than a quarter of a million dollars.
Attorney questions scrutiny in Kan. abortion case
A defense attorney Thursday questioned the scrutiny a Kansas doctor is receiving from the state over referring young patients for late-term abortions to preserve their mental health, noting that a disciplinary case against her stems an anti-abortion leader's complaint.
Attorney Questions Scrutiny In Kansas Abortion Case
A defense attorney Thursday questioned the scrutiny a Kansas doctor is receiving from the state over referring young patients for late-term abortions to preserve their mental health, noting that a disciplinary case against her stems from an anti-abortion leader's complaint.
Attorney Questions Scrutiny In Kansas Abortion Case
A defense attorney says the scrutiny a Kansas doctor is receiving from the state stems from Operation Rescue.
Former attorney general Marc Dann fights for his law license
He testified for around an hour Thursday and answered sometimes-pointed questions of a lawyer and two judges appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court to recommend a penalty for the disciplinary charges against Dann.
Attorney: Mayfield had no knowledge of stolen goods, meth
Jeremy Mayfield's attorney says Mayfield had no knowledge of the stolen items nor the methamphetamine found on his property that lead to his arrest Tuesday.
In closing arguments, Currie attorney blasts prosecution evidence
An attorney for Maryland Sen. Ulysses Currie said Thursday that the corruption case against the Prince George’s County Democrat had been built on selective and misleading evidence, and he urged jurors to acquit his client. “Ulysses Currie is not some trophy to be used to enhance the reputation of federal prosecutors,” Joseph L. Evans, an assistant federal public defender, said a few hours before ...
State attorney explains decision not to charge Easley
Florida DT Dominique Easley and former Alabama CB Reggie Myles avoid formal charges for scuffle outside The Swamp GAINESVILLE – The State Attorney's office announced Thursday that it will not seek formal charges against Florida DT Dominique Easley or former Alabama CB Reggie Myles in relation to sworn complaints filed against the two.
Nebraska Attorney General Seeks Execution Date for Cult Leader
The Nebraska attorney general's office asked the state Supreme Court Thursday to schedule an execution date for former cult leader Michael Ryan, who was condemned for the torture and slaying of a man in 1985 at Ryan's compound near Rulo.
Lawyer defends decision to hold conference in Dubai
Head of global lawyers’ group says UAE security officials did not ‘censor’ event
Lawyer: Julian Edelman's accuser 'a class act'
The mystery woman at the heart of the Julian Edelman groping scandal is a "class act" and a graduate student who...
Stow lawyer eyes 'reasonable' deal with MLB
The attorney representing Bryan Stow's family in its lawsuit against Frank McCourt and the Los Angeles Dodgers said Thursday that he has approached MLB about working out a "reasonable settlement" now that McCourt has agreed to sell the team.
Disbarred attorney James Tipler's trial postponed
Disbarred attorney James Harvey Tipler ran a law firm and an immigration services business and allegedly managed to bilk over $300,000 from his clients.But he apparently never learned to use a computer."I'm a paper guy," Tipler told Circuit Court Judge William Stone on Thursday....
Attorney for Actos Patients Encourages Users to Consult Their Physicians About Alternative Drugs
Phoenix Attorney Jonathan O’Steen is encouraging all users of the type 2 diabetes drug Actos (pioglitazone) to consult their physicians about the advisability of switching to other effective drugs that do not pose the serious risks that have been associated with Actos. O’Steen’s law firm, O’Steen & Harrison, represents patients who have been diagnosed with bladder cancer and previously had taken ...
Lawyer for Cain accuser hopes to release statement Friday
Washington (CNN) - The lawyer for one of Herman Cain’s alleged accusers hopes on Friday to be able to release a one-page press release defending his client’s reputation. The statement would rebut denials made by Cain, who has said any sexual harassment allegations made against him were groundless, according to attorney Joel Bennett. Bennett has [...]
Corzine retains leading white-collar defense lawyer
NEW YORK, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Jon Corzine, chief executive ofcollapsed securities firm MF Global Holdings Ltd. hired leading white-collar defense lawyer Andrew Levander torepresent him, a legal source briefed ...