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Lawyer accused of giving inmate iPhone
A criminal lawyer has appeared in court charged with delivering a cellphone, cigarettes and a lighter to a high-profile murderer serving a life sentence.Suppression orders prevent the publication of the woman's name and age, the...
UK lawyer ashamed of Berlusconi claim
British lawyer David Mills has defended Silvio Berlusconi as he gave evidence in the former Italian prime minister's corruption trial.
Lawyer says he made up story of Berlusconi payoff
A British lawyer says he invented accusations that Silvio Berlusconi paid him $600,000 to lie on the stand to protect the former Italian premier's business interests.
Attorney Ron Bell's DWI conviction reversed
The attorney for well-known DWI attorney Ron Bell says Bell’s DWI conviction has been reversed.
Lawyer attacks culture of speed
A culture of racing fast cars had become a dangerous "rite of passage" for young men, a defence lawyer said yesterday, as a teenage learner driver was sent behind bars for a suburban drag race that killed a 51-year-old man.
UK lawyer testifies that he invented story of Berlusconi payoff to fool tax authorities
ROME — A British lawyer testified Thursday that he had invented accusations that Silvio Berlusconi paid him $600,000 to lie on the stand to protect the former Italian premier’s business interests. David Mills’ testimony Thursday at Berlusconi’s corruption trial in Milan undercuts prosecutors’ case against the politician, and Berlusconi said afterward he was “relieved” and considered the case now ...
EU calls for release of China rights lawyer
European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton Thursday called for the immediate release of Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who has been sent back to prison for three years.
Attorney general warns of holiday scams
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto issued a warning today to last-minute holiday shoppers to beware of Scrooges committing fraud. The seasonal scams include identity theft, charitable donation scams and text message scams, she said.
Husband's Attorney Points To Craig's List In Disappearance
The attorney of a missing woman's husband is pointing investigators to Craigslist for clues in her disappearance.
Attorney: Father of bound toddler shown on Facebook 'devastated'
A man who allegedly gagged and bound his toddler's arms and legs with tape and posted a photo of her on Facebook is "devastated by the situation," his attorney told CNN Thursday.
Attorney general seeks pause in immigration lawsuit
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is asking a federal court to put on hold a legal challenge to Indiana's new anti-illegal immigration law until the U.S. Supreme Court decides a similar case involving Arizona's immigration statute.
Soldier’s attorney responds to police
The attorney for a Bogalusa man charged with attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in relation to a post-Thanksgiving shooting outside a local nightclub claims that his client was not attempting to elude police when he reported for duty at Fort Campbell in Kentucky days after the incident.
Assistant State's Attorney Bowen appointed to Circuit Court vacancy
Assistant State's Attorney Melba Elizabeth Bowen was appointed by Gov. Martin O'Malley to the Harford County Circuit Court vacancy, just in time for Jan. 9 to file for candidacy in the next election, according to a press release.
Attorney says chief should be gone
Former Police Chief Raymond Bedal resigned under pressure from the four City Council members here last week, but now he says he wants his job back. City Attorney Tommy Coleman of Albany says he does not think Bedal will be reinstated.
Lawyer: Portugal’s Supreme Court rejects US appeal for extradition of fugitive George Wright
LISBON, Portugal — Lawyer: Portugal’s Supreme Court rejects US appeal for extradition of fugitive George Wright. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read full article >>
Will state’s attorney oppose special prosecutor in Koschman case?
The Cook County state’s attorney’s office indicated Thursday it may challenge an effort to get a special prosecutor appointed to investigate a 2004 homicide case involving Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley.Two top lawyers from that office said that a request filed last week by the mother of David Koschman seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor to ...
Accused killer's attorney argues inbreeding a factor in slaying
The lawyer for the man charged with kidnapping and killing an 8-year-old boy in Brooklyn last summer says inbreeding is partially to blame for his client's actions.
Lawyer seeks class status for robo-signing lawsuit
A lawyer in Las Vegas has filed a civil lawsuit and is seeking class-action status on behalf of homeowners he says have been hurt by the filing of fraudulent foreclosure...
Lawyer: Portugal denies US appeal for fugitive
The lawyer for American fugitive George Wright says Portugal's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the U.S. against a lower court's decision denying his extradition.
Illinois AG Among Agencies Announcing Mortgage Rescue Crackdown Successes
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced her state's latest successes in cracking down on foreclosure rescue scams, according to Consumer Affairs. Madigan filed the three most recent of 50 lawsuits against companies promising to rescue homeowners and failing to deliver Monday. So far, her efforts have generated 28 injunctions since the nation's mortgage crisis began.
Lawyer: Portugal denies US appeal for fugitive
The lawyer for American fugitive murderer and hijacker George Wright says Portugal's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by the U.S. for his extradition.
Lawyer seeks class status for robo-signing lawsuit
A lawyer in Las Vegas has filed a civil lawsuit seeking class-action status on behalf of homeowners he says have been hurt by the filing of fraudulent foreclosure documents during an alleged "robo-siging" scheme.
Lawyer seeks class status for robo-signing lawsuit
A lawyer in Las Vegas has filed a civil lawsuit seeking class-action status on behalf of homeowners he says have been hurt by the filing of fraudulent foreclosure documents during an alleged "robo-siging" ...
Attorney general seeks pause in immigration lawsuit
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is asking a federal court to put on hold a legal challenge to Indiana's new anti-illegal immigration law until the U.S. Supreme Court decides a similar case involving Arizona's immigration statute.
Will County State’s Attorney dropped from ‘Honeybee Killer’ suspect’s lawsuit
A federal judge agreed Thursday to dismiss the Will County State’s Attorney from a wrongful arrest lawsuit filed by a Lynwood police officer falsely accused of a two-state shooting rampage. Brian Dorian sued James Glasgow, Will County Sheriff Paul Kaupas and sheriff’s Detective Dean Morelli after he was pegged as the “Honeybee Killer” in October 2010 and charged with murder and attempted murder ...
Attorney: Wrong Guy Pinned for Arlington Jogger Attack
Residents in an Arlington neighborhood are uneasy after one of their neighbors, accused of attacking a jogger, is back home - even though his attorney says they've got the wrong...
Rwanda rebel leader 'set for release': lawyer
The International Criminal Court was to release Rwandan rebel leader Callixte Mbarushimana later on Friday, his lawyer said, making him the first suspect to be freed by the global body.
Attorney General Holder’s Utah visit angers Wimmer
Attorney General Holder’s Utah visit angers Wimmer By Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune Published Dec 22, 2011 05:14PM MDT U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be in Utah next month to deliver the keynote speech for the Martin Luther King Jr. Human Rights Commission’s annual lunch. “It’s a wonderful thing for the state to have someone of his caliber come out,” said commission Chairman ...
Will state’s attorney oppose special prosecutor in Koschman case?
The Cook County state’s attorney’s office indicated Thursday it may challenge an effort to get a special prosecutor appointed to investigate a 2004 homicide case involving Richard J. “R.J.” Vanecko, a nephew of former Mayor Richard M. Daley.Two top lawyers from that office said that a request filed last week by the mother of David Koschman seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor to ...
Lawyer: Portugal denies US appeal for fugitive George Wright
Fugitive George Wright in his house in Almocageme, Portugal. / Armando Franca/AP LISBON, PORTUGAL — Portugal’s Supreme Court has refused a request from the U.S. to extradite American fugitive George Wright, his lawyer said Thursday.
El Paso County attorney leaving in June of his own 'free will'
El Paso County Attorney Bill Louis will get a 3 percent raise in January - and then he'll leave the job in June to go back into private practice."I've been thinking about it the better part of this year," Louis said shortly after El Paso County commissioners voted 4-1...
NYPD lawyer suing NYPD
The NYPD is being sued by one of its own lawyers claiming she lost out on a promised promotion because she was pregnant. Eva Marie Russo-Lane has worked in the department’s civil enforcement unit for 13 years and, she says, was in line last year for a bump up to “executive agency counsel,” according to the suit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.
Portugal Denies U.S. Appeal for Fugitive, Lawyer Says
LISBON, Portugal – Portugal's Supreme Court has refused a request from the U.S. to extradite American fugitive George Wright, his lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer: Portugal denies U.S. appeal for Detroit hijacker
Portugal's Supreme Court has refused a request from the U.S. to extradite American fugitive George Wright, his lawyer said Thursday. Wright with four others is accused of hijacking a Delta flight out of Detroit bound for Miami in'72. Dressed as a priest, Wright allegedly demanded $1 million in ransom to be delivered to the DC-8 at the Miami airport by FBI agents wearing only bathing suits, so ...
James' attorney seeks publishers' depositions
LUBBOCK — An attorney for former ESPN college football analyst Craig James has filed legal documents in Collin County District Court, asking a judge to allow him to take depositions from representatives of the publishers of former Tech football coach Mike Leach’s book “Swing Your Sword” and Michael Lee Lanning’s book “Double T — Double Cross.”
New lawyer for Fort Hood attempted bomber
WACO, Texas, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- A Kentucky soldier accused of planning an attack on Fort Hood, Texas, has been granted a new lawyer.
Attorney: Landlord looking for housing for tenants left in cold
The attorney for a landlord charged with violating the city’s housing code by failing to provide adequate heat and hot water to tenants says his client is working to find other housing for the remaining residents at two Fifth Street NE apartment buildings.
Lawyer: Portugal denies U.S. appeal for fugitive
Portugal's Supreme Court has refused a request from the U.S. to extradite American fugitive George Wright
Orleans district attorney sues insurance company over forfeited bail bonds
Nearly $1 million in forfeited bail bonds has sat uncollected for years
Soldier’s attorney responds to police
The attorney for a Bogalusa man charged with attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in relation to a post-Thanksgiving shooting outside a local nightclub claims that his client was not attempting to elude police when he reported for duty at Fort Campbell in Kentucky days after the incident.
Lawyer Says He Made up Story of Berlusconi Payoff
UK lawyer testifies that he invented story of Berlusconi payoff to fool tax authorities
Attorney sees police using excessive force in shooting of Curtis Cunningham
The New Haven man who was shot four times by a New London police officer is paralyzed from the waist down and is undergoing extensive therapy and rehabilitation, according to a lawyer from the firm that represents him.
Attorney: Fall River pool worker was following advice
The lawyer for one of the former state employees who allowed a murky Fall River pool to stay open as a woman's...
Lawyer for Herve Gilles's family questions deadly force by Spring Valley police
After meeting Thursday with the Rockland County district attorney and staff, the lawyer for the family of a mentally disturbed Spring Valley man shot to death during a confrontation with a police officer questioned whether the shooting was justified.
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.
Soldier’s attorney responds to police
The attorney for a Bogalusa man charged with attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in relation to a post-Thanksgiving shooting outside a local nightclub claims that his client was not attempting to elude police when he reported for duty at Fort Campbell in Kentucky days after the incident.
Engineer's attorney defends his work on Neenan school project
The attorney for a structural engineer under fire for his work on Colorado school buildings said Thursday that his client has been unfairly targeted and will be exonerated.
Lawyer for Wiki accused attacks judge
FORT MEADE, Maryland: With his small frame draped in the digitised fatigues of the US Army and his eyes blinking slowly behind thick glasses, the man accused of the largest intelligence leak in American history has appeared in court for the first time.
Lawyer helps neglected horses
Scio Township — A brown horse stands in his stall, spine protruding sharply along his back, an obvious sign of malnutrition. Nearby, a mare walks about gingerly, still unaccustomed to hooves recently trimmed after months of neglect. Her friendly black and white foal noses a visitor, globs of mud and manure caked in his coat.
District Attorney may seek rehearing in unions lawsuit
MADISON The district attorney who filed a lawsuit challenging Wisconsins law passed earlier this year effectively ending collective bargaining powers for most public workers said Thursday he is considering asking the state Supreme Court to rehear the case.