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Lawyer: Ponzi schemer Rothstein 'credible'
MIAMI, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein was "extremely credible" as he faced questions Monday in Miami from attorneys representing his victims, a lawyer said.
Attorney Drops Robert Wagner as Client
An Omaha man, who filed a complaint in August against police alleging excessive force in his arrest captured on security camera, filed another official complaint on Friday for a different incident. He revealed the information outside a hearing where his attorney dropped him as a client.
National Catholic rights group sues over Hastings lawyer's slurs
The nation's largest Catholic civil rights group has filed a formal complaint against a Hastings lawyer whose filing in a bankruptcy case was filled with religious slurs aimed at a federal judge and others.
Attorney transferring over to Sheriff’s Office
WOODSTOCK – An assistant state’s attorney will soon be working instead for the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
Lawyer: Suu Kyi's party approved to re-enter politics
The political party of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been granted permission to register for future elections in Myanmar, according to Suu Kyi's lawyer.
Attorney for gas company makes case in Dallas Twp.
DALLAS TWP. – In two hours’ time, an attorney for Williams Field Services LLC opened and rested the company’s case at a zoning hearing Monday in its request to build a natural gas metering station off Lower Demunds Road.
Former lawyer to testify against buddy
Former lawyer and lobbyist Carlso Fierro was convicted of vehicular homicide for killing a pedestrian in a drunk driving crash three years ago. Now he'll have to testify against his passenger, a former state cop.
Rafferty throws hat in attorney general race
While he has enjoyed serving in the state Senate, John C. Rafferty Jr. said his dream job has always been Pennsylvania attorney general.
Attorney files to run for 448th court seat
A local civil law attorney has announced his candidacy for the 448th District Court. Sergio Enriquez said he is running as a Democratic candidate for the bench currently held by Judge Regina Arditti,
Lawyer: No plea talks for Sandusky ahead of appearance
PHILADELPHIA -- On the eve of a key court hearing, Jerry Sandusky's lawyer said that no plea negotiations have been held and that the former Penn State assistant football coach is looking forward to facing his accusers in the child sex-abuse case.
Difficult divorce leads woman to try and change Utah's malpractice laws
A Layton woman wants to sue her former divorce attorney for malpractice but claims she can't get another attorney to take the case because she can't prove he carries malpractice insurance.
Arroyo wants to get some sun—lawyer
A lawyer of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo said he would ask the court to let her go out of her hospital room at the Veterans Memorial Medical Center and get some sun for a few hours each day.
City Attorney Denies Conflict
New City Attorney David Tourek has a brother in-law and three sisters who work for a law firm that h ...
Texas Attorney General Receives Shared Hope International's Pathbreaker Award for his Human Trafficking Prevention ...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was recognized by Shared Hope International for his efforts to combat human trafficking.
Ex-lawyer denies cheating firm
Former lawyer Scott Sullivan testified Monday he had no memory of telling his partners he would make good on money missing from the firm's accounts and denied suggestions he diverted funds to feed a lavish lifestyle.
TF Green hires lawyer to lobby on runway project
T.F. Green Airport has hired a Warwick attorney to lobby members of the city council who have filed a lawsuit challenging plans to extend the runway.
Christie nominates attorney general for Superior Court
TRENTON - Gov. Christie shuffled his cabinet Monday, nominating Attorney General Paula Dow to become a Superior Court judge in Essex County and his chief counsel, Jeff Chiesa, to take her place.
PKFZ: Liong Sik’s lawyer says no proof of cheating, concealment
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 13 — Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik’s lawyer told the High Court today that there is no proof of cheating nor the concealment of information from the Cabinet in the purchase of land for the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ). “This is a case where they are trying to find a scapegoat after years of deflection,” defence lawyer Wong Kian Kheong ...
N.J. Attorney General Dow Will Leave Post for Port Authority
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said he asked Attorney General Paula Dow to step down to take a temporary regulatory role at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which he accused of “gross mismanagement.”
Lawyer: No plea talks for Sandusky ahead of prelim
PHILADELPHIA — On the eve of a key court hearing, Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer said that no plea negotiations have been held and that the former Penn State assistant football coach is looking forward to facing his accusers in the child sex-abuse case.
Lawyer: aid required no verification
A lawyer who said he represents more than 10 state employees suspected of fraudulently receiving food stamp benefits after the remnants of Hurricane Irene is asking Gov . Dannel P. Malloy to halt disciplinary hearings.
Jerry Sandusky waives preliminary hearing; lawyer says he does not concede guilt
Jerry Sandusky’s appearance at a preliminary hearing lasted only a matter of minutes. Sandusky, the former Penn State defensive coordinator who is accused of over 50 counts of child sexual abuse over a 15-year period, waived his right to a hearing in a Centre County, Pa., Courthouse appearance. The move came as a surprise, with a number of victims prepared to offer testimony, and fueled ...
Sandusky lawyer inadvertently touts gay sex line
BELLEFONTE, Pa.—A lawyer for a former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys said Tuesday he didn't mean to refer to a gay sex phone line when he said anyone who believes university officials thought his client raped a 10-year-old boy and did little about it should call 1-800-REALITY.
Lawyer says emails didn't show executives knew of extensive hacking
LONDON - A lawyer asked by Rupert Murdoch's News International to examine emails for evidence tabloid executives knew about illegal activities said Tuesday he found nothing to suggest that knowledge of phone hacking was widespread.
Attorney: Sandusky Hearing Waiver Was Tactical, Not Admission of Guilt
Jerry Sandusky's lawyer calls the decision to waive a preliminary hearing a "tactical measure" to head off a repeat of the child sex-abuse allegations his client faces.
Lawyer: Conn. food aid required no verification
A lawyer who said he represents more than 10 state employees suspected of fraudulently receiving food stamp benefits after the remnants of Hurricane Irene is asking Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to halt disciplinary hearings.
Lawyer cleared of victimisation
Prominent solicitor Joe Rice is cleared of victimising a partner at his firm by a fresh industrial tribunal hearing.
56th member of Congress calls for Holder’s resignation
Louisiana Republican Rep. John Fleming is now calling for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation, making him the 56th congressman to demand that Holder step down amid the Operation Fast and Furious scandal.
Sandusky attorney: Decision to waive hearing a tactical measure, not admission of guilt
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Sandusky attorney: Decision to waive hearing a tactical measure, not admission of guilt Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read full article >>
Attorney: Sandusky hearing waiver was tactical
Jerry Sandusky's lawyer calls the decision to waive a preliminary hearing a "tactical measure" to head off a repeat of the child sex-abuse allegations his client faces.
Sandusky lawyer: Waiving hearing was tactical
Attorney said surprise decision to waive preliminary hearing was "tactical measure" to avoid repeat of sex abuse allegations
Lawyer: Sandusky case a "fight to the death"
Attorney said decision to waive hearing was "tactical measure" to avoid repeat of sex abuse allegations; Says accusers may be after money
Lawyer: Emails didn't show wide phone hacking
A lawyer asked by Rupert Murdoch's News International to examine emails for evidence tabloid executives knew about illegal activities said Tuesday he initially found nothing to suggest that knowledge of phone hacking was widespread.
Sandusky attorney: 'This is a fight to the death'
Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says he will not negotiate a plea deal in his client's child sex-abuse case.
Attorney: Waiving hearing was "tactical measure'
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky's lawyer calls the decision to waive a preliminary hearing a "tactical measure" to head off a repeat of the child sex-abuse allegations his client faces.
Alleged sex abuse victims to sue Syracuse University: lawyer
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two men who accused former Syracuse University basketball coach Bernie Fine of sexually abusing them as children were set to announce a lawsuit against the New York institution, their lawyer said on Tuesday. Former ball boys Bobby Davis, 39, and his stepbrother Mike Lang, 45, have said Fine sexually abused them. Davis said the abuse happened "hundreds of times" until he was ...
Sandusky lawyer questions witnesses' motives
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky opted against forcing his accusers to make their claims of child sex abuse in a packed courtroom Tuesday but then took
Sandusky prepared to fight child rape charges, attorney says
Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky, who is accused of sexually abusing boys, remains "totally prepared and committed to proving his innocence" after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing Tuesday, his attorney said.
Attorney seeks 4th trial for Widmer
MIDDLETOWN — The attorney representing Ryan Widmer on Monday asked the 12th District Court of Appeals to overturn the convicted killer’s conviction and grant him a fourth trial.Michele Berry, in the appeal, argues that the bathtub, the key piece of evidence in Widmer’s three murder trials in Warren County Common Pleas Court, was improperly seized and should never have been used at trial.
Sandusky lawyer: 'Fight to the death'
Jerry Sandusky's lawyer says he will not negotiate a plea deal in his client's child sex-abuse case. Joseph Amendola spoke on the courthouse steps Tuesday after his client waived his preliminary hearing.
Attorney: Alleged child sex abuse victims to sue Syracuse University
Two men who accused a former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach of sexually abusing them when they were children are scheduled to hold a press conference at 2 p.m. Tuesday to announce a lawsuit they are filing against the university.
VIDEO: Lawyer feared hacking cover-up
News of the World legal manager Tom Crone told the Leveson Inquiry into press ethics he suspected phone hacking was more widespread than the one "rogue reporter" Clive Goodman.
Sandusky lawyer questions witnesses' motives (video)
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) - Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky opted against forcing his accusers to make their claims of child sex abuse in a packed courtroom Tuesday but then took
Former lawyer denies cheating his firm
WINDSOR, Ont. -- Former lawyer Scott Sullivan testified Monday he had no memory of telling his partners he would make good on money missing from the firm’s accounts and denied suggestions he diverted funds to feed a lavish lifestyle.
Attorney could use cancer as murder defense
Livonia— A 46-year old man with, reportedly, stage IV melanoma and three to six months to live appeared in court today for a preliminary hearing for the murder of his ex-wife.
Attorney: Investigation of Sheboygan Mayor Bob Ryan complete, on hold pending recall outcome
A former prosecutors investigation into Sheboygan Mayor Bob Ryan is complete, but the potential removal that sparked the investigation is on hold pending the outcome of a recall election, an attorney for the city said this morning.
US attorney announces arrests of NJ doctors, others stemming from alleged kickback scheme
NEWARK, N.J. — Federal authorities charged more than a dozen doctors Tuesday in an alleged kickback scheme, accusing them of receiving cash payments for referring patients to a northern New Jersey diagnostic facility for tests. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman says 15 doctors and other health care providers have been charged with receiving bribes in exchange for referring mostly Medicaid and Medicare ...
Defense moves to oust DA from NM trial
Attorneys for a Farmington shooting suspect want the District Attorney removed from the case.
Attorney still fighting city’s smoking law
The attorney fighting the city’s efforts to enforce its no-smoking ordinance at American Legion Post 23 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1298 has renewed his request for a court-ordered injunction to prevent enforcement at those facilities.
Jerry Sandusky lawyer inadvertently touts gay sex line
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A lawyer for a former Penn State assistant football coach accused of molesting boys said...