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Attorney for Dubuque Sex Assault Suspect Wants Police Testimony Dismissed
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Dubuque police say the third and fourth alleged victims have come forward against a man they claim sexually assaulted them. In October Dubuque police arrested 33-year-old Scott Robinson after they say he trapped a woman in his apartment and forced her to perform sex acts.
Attorney General Bondi comes out against gambling bill
State Attorney Pam Bondi said she was opposed to any more casinos coming to Florida, linking increased gambling to increased crime.
Lawyer: Client buried fiance to scare her
LEEDS, England, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- An attorney for a man accused of burying his fiancee alive told an English jury his client was trying to scare the woman, not kill her.
Lawyer pleads guilty to child porn charges
Brad Sloan had been looking forward to retiring with dignity, perhaps ending his career with a party and some speeches. Instead, the 63-year-old Timmins lawyer is "resigned to doing so in shame and privacy," said Brian Greenspan, Toronto lawyer and legal counsel for Sloan.[...]
BofA lawyer says settlement challenger is Baupost
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walnut Place, a group of undisclosed investors who oppose Bank of America Corp's $8.5 billion mortgage bond settlement, is the Baupost Group, a distressed debt fund, according to an attorney for the bank. "Walnut Place is actually a made up name," Theodore Mirvis, an attorney with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz who represents Bank of America, said at a hearing in New York ...
Lawyer: Family of 1-year-old hurt in Oakland shooting decides to take child off life support
OAKLAND, Calif. — A 1-year-old boy hit by gunfire during the filming of a rap music video will be taken off life support, a lawyer for the family said Thursday. The family agreed with the decision to take Hiram Lawrence off life support after doctors told them the boy had no brain activity, attorney Ivan Golde said. Read full article >>
N.J. attorney general visits Camden about crime
New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow came to Camden Thursday to address the crime wave that has spurred outrage in the city, and left without offering any public inkling that quick help is on its way.
City Attorney Seeks to Join Lakeland's Defined Benefit Pension Plan
City Attorney Tim McCausland has asked commissioners if he can join the city's defined benefit pension plan. And he's willing to pay big bucks to do it.
Lawyer: Nevada's New Sex Offender Laws Are Unconstitutional
A pair of Nevada laws that toughened sex offender registration requirements are unconstitutional, a civil rights lawyer told a federal appeals court panel Wednesday. Maggie McLetchie, a lawyer arguing for the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, told
Attorney for alleged rapist asks for lower bond
An attorney representing Elliot Hawkins, 48, asked Gage County Judge Steven Timm to consider cutting the Wymore man’s bond in half Thursday morning.
Lawyer found guilty in home mortgage fraud scheme
A federal jury convicted a veteran Chicago criminal-defense lawyer Thursday of taking part in a $9 million mortgage fraud scheme that took advantage of unqualified home buyers in economically depressed neighborhoods in the city.
Lawyer Who Revealed Goldman's UK Tax Deal Could Be Fired: Report
A solicitor employed at UK internal revenue service, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is facing disciplinary action, which could include being fired from his position, and possible legal action for blowing the whistle on a deal which saw Goldman Sachs being let off from paying $15.6 million in tax, according to British newspaper The Guardian.
Wanted Breckenridge attorney who disappeared in 2007 arrested at U.S.-Mexico border
More than four years after Royal "Scoop" Daniel III disappeared from Breckenridge, the former attorney accused of stealing more than $500,000 from his clients tried to walk across the border from Mexico to the United States.
Knoxville lawyer in legal hot water in domestic assault case
A Knoxville lawyer and Army National Guardsman accused in an attack on his wife will appeal a judge's decision this week to back a special prosecutor's refusal to allow him to escape a felony conviction on his record.
Attorney General shoots down complaint
FARMINGTON The state Attorney General's Office on Wednesday cleared the Central Consolidated School Board of Open Meetings Act violations in regards to three controversial decisions in May.
Lawyer seeks to dismiss charges
WORCESTER - A lawyer for the woman accused of murdering Darlene L. Haynes and stealing her unborn baby two years ago asked a judge yesterday to dismiss the charges.
US Attorney Gen. faces scandal probe
US House Republicans have lashed out at Attorney General Eric Holder over his directorate's handling of a gun-trafficking operation launched nearly two years ago , Press TV reports.
Lawyer: Tymoshenko arrested 'for life'
The Shevchenkivsky District Court in Kyiv has chosen the measure of restraint for former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in the case on the activities of the United Energy Systems of Ukraine (UESU) corporation in the form of indefinite arrest, the ex-premier's defense lawyer, Serhiy Vlasenko, has said.
Attorney For SD Farm Shooting Defendant Wants PI
The attorney for one of two men charged in a shooting on a central South Dakota farm is asking a judge for a private investigator.
Lawyer: Gadhafi’s son denies plot to sneak into Mexico
CAIRO — A lawyer says slain Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s son “vigorously denies” having plotted to illegally sneak into Mexico to escape his home country as his father’s regime was under siege by rebels. Al-Saadi Gadhafi fled to the neighboring country of Niger in September and the government there has given him refugee status. Mexico claimed on Wednesday that he and three relatives had ...
Lawyer: Suspect in Rutgers case to reject deal
His lawyer says the man accused of using a webcam to spy on his Rutgers University roommate's intimate encounter with another man will turn down a plea deal.
District Attorney's office takes form
District Attorney Elect Stefanie Salavantis Friday morning announced the appointment of Samuel M. Sanguedolce as the First Assistant District Attorney and Michael J. Dessoye as Chief County Detective.
Lawyer: Suspect in Rutgers case to reject plea deal
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - His lawyer says the man accused of using a webcam to spy on his Rutgers University roommate's...
Fugitive Colorado attorney waives extradition
A Colorado attorney suspected of stealing up to $1 million from his clients is waiving extradition in California to return to Colorado to face charges.
Attorney Gen. Holder honors two local attorneys
Two Southern Illinois residents were honored Friday by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and H. Marshall Jarrett, director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys.
Attorney: Former UofL athlete will fight for his job
The attorney for a former University of Louisville athlete is speaking out after his client was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student while working at Iroquois High School.
Columbia County Locks Down Lawyer To Look Over Magnolia Trace Project
NBC 26 News has learned a lawyer has been hired to look over the Magnolia Trace Project in Columbia County.
Colorado attorney who 'faked death' arrested crossing US-Mexico border
SAN DIEGO -- A Colorado attorney was in custody Friday, nearly five years after he faked his own death and disappeared after being accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars, law enforcement officials said. Royal Scoop Daniel, 66, was picked up by border patrol agents on a felony warrant...
Attorney Kris Kiefer qualifies for Civil District Court judgeship in New Orleans
Joins Bernadette D'Souza and Janet Ahern for seat vacated by Judge Herbert Cade
Attorney General Insists Marijuana Enforcement Still A Low Priority. Wtvr.
"No really," attorney general Eric Holder seems to be saying. "We still don't care that much about medical marijuana enforcement. But California's got their own stuff to deal with." In a House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, in response to questioning from a congressman about the medical marijuana crackdown in California that has succeeded in closing hundreds of dispensaries in the last ...
Lawyer says client touched woman accidentally
DUBAI - A defence lawyer told the Court of First Instance on Thursday that his client did not mean to sexually harass an Egyptian woman in the lift but accidentally touched her.
Attorney says Sandusky not considering plea agreement
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- A defense attorney for Jerry Sandusky said the former Penn State assistant coach is not considering any type of plea bargain as new allegations of child sex abuse continue to surface. Sandusky is under house arrest and wearing an electronic monitor strapped to his ankle as he awaits his preliminary hearing next week. "He's looking forward to it in a sense," Sandusky's ...
Lawyer for man charged with hiring hit men gets earlier court date
An Abington man, accused of hiring a pair of hit men to kill his wife's alleged lover, will get his preliminary day in court almost two weeks earlier than scheduled.
Falcone's lawyer on hot seat with regulators
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The lawyer for Philip Falcone's hedge fund finds herself on the hot seat with U.S. securities regulators. In a rare move, the Securities and Exchange Commission recently alerted attorney Robin Roger that she could be charged with violating federal securities laws along with her boss, according to a regulatory filing. Securities experts say it is rare for regulators to bring ...
Defence lawyer accuses mother at father's manslaughter trial of shaking infant
HALIFAX - The defence lawyer for a man accused of manslaughter in his baby's death accused the infant's mother on Friday of shaking their daughter and lying about what she told police the day the child was rushed to a Halifax hospital.
Lawyer: Saadi Gadhafi Denies Mexico Plot
The lawyer for one of deposed Libyan dictator Moamar Gadhafi's sons told ABC News Friday that his client "vigorously denies" ever attempting to use forged documents to escape to a life of luxury on a Mexican beach, as Mexican officials claimed earlier this week, but did not deny that Saadi Gadhafi might have sought refuge in foreign countries before his escape to Niger.
Lawyer Hired To Look Over Magnolia Trace Project In Columbia County
Lawyer Hired To Look Over Magnolia Trace Project In Columbia County
Attorney Charged in Jailbreak Pleads Guilty
Rudy Lepore, the longtime Rochester attorney charged with a felony in connection with an escape at the Monroe County Jail in March pleaded guilty in court Friday.
Stillwater DWI attorney arrested for drunk driving
A well known Stillwater DWI attorney was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of - you guessed it - drunken driving.
Lawyer in failed lawsuit granted $167K
DETROIT (AP) - A judge has awarded $167,000 to an attorney for part of his work on a lawsuit that accused a former Detroit mayor of sandbagging a murder investigation.
Seven Selected For District Attorney Committee
Seven individuals charged with combing through applications for a new Clark County district attorney were selected for the District Attorney Screening Committee this week. At the direction of the Clark County Commission, County Manager Don Burnette chose
Family attorney: Bay area Marines's arm unnecessarily mutilated
The family's attorney said they've learned disturbing new details about how the Marine's body was handled in preparation for his funeral.
Lawyer 'stunned' RCMP brass came in to settle harassment case
A B.C. lawyer hired by the RCMP for an internal hearing for a Mountie accused of sexually harassing and assaulting two female colleagues in the late 1990s says she was surprised a senior RCMP official was brought in to resolve the issue.
Alleged victims of attorney anxious for his return to Colorado
BRECKENRIDGE - As a former law partner, attorney J.B. Katz has known Royal "Scoop" Daniel for years.
Lawyer: Wong and team have jeopardised political standing in party
MIRI: SUPP veteran Datuk Seri Wong Soon Koh and several other leaders aligned to him may have shot themselves in the foot by their decision to boycott the party’s triennial delegates’ conference (TDC) and elections over the weekend, said a legal expert.
Local attorney shares holiday spirit with $200,000 gift
Local attorney shares holiday spirit with $200,000 gift HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:09 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2011 Houston attorney and philanthropist John Eddie Williams Jr. and his wife, Sheridan, have donated $200,000 to the Houston Chronicle Goodfellows ...
Family attorney: Bay area Marine's arm unnecessarily mutilated
The family's attorney said they've learned disturbing new details about how the Marine's body was handled in preparation for his funeral.
Disbarred lawyer blames bookkeeper
WINDSOR, Ont. -- Disbarred lawyer Scott Sullivan laid much of the blame for money wrongly taken from his firm’s accounts on the bookkeeper who last week testified he forced her to submit to beatings in the nude.
Lawyer Richman proud of impact on high-profile disputes
Lawyer Richman proud of impact on high-profile disputes
Lawyer 'stunned' RCMP brass came in to settle harassment case
A B.C. lawyer hired by the RCMP for an internal hearing for a Mountie accused of sexually harassing and assaulting two female colleagues in the late 1990s says she was surprised a senior RCMP official was brought in to resolve the issue.