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Victim reported details of Sandusky dinner to police: attorney
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- The attorney for an alleged victim of accused child molester Jerry Sandusky confirmed Friday that his client had dinner with the former Penn State football coach last summer, but he said the details of the encounter were shared with police, The Patriot-News reported. Earlier this week...
Lawyer describes Connecticut convicted murderer as 'damaged'
The lawyer for a man convicted of murdering a Connecticut mother and her two daughters described his client as "damaged" and suffering from a mood disorder during a last-ditch attempt Friday to spare his client's life.
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.
Lawyer for Sandusky accuser blasts claim ex-coach stayed friendly with accusers
PHILADELPHIA - A Penn State accuser who dined with Jerry Sandusky this summer did so only after getting permission from police, the man's lawyer said Friday as he blasted suggestions that alleged victims remained friendly with the former Penn State coach.
Attorney Arrested For Drug Possession
A local attorney wanted on a felony drug charge in St. Louis city is arrested in Pine Lawn, Missouri, suspected of possessing heroin.
Lawyer: FAMU administrators turned 'blind eye' to hazing reports
An attorney for the family of a Florida A&M University drum major who died suddenly last month accused the school of "turning a blind eye" to reports of hazing.
Attorney General fights order to pay $5M in polygamous property trust costs
Attorney General fights order to pay $5M in polygamous property trust costs By lindsay whitehurst The Salt Lake Tribune Published Dec 2, 2011 08:05PM MDT The Utah Attorney General is fighting a court order requiring the state to pay more than $5.5 million for outstanding debts to the accountant appointed to run a polygamous sect’s communal property trust. Attorney General Mark Shurtleff says ...
City Attorney Seeks To Ban Occupy Arrestees From City Hall
The City Attorney's Office recommended that 46 people charged with crimes related to the LAPD raid on the Occupy L.A. enacampment not be allowed back to City Hall to continue protesting.
Attorney Arrested For Drug Possession
A local attorney wanted on a felony drug charge in St. Louis city is arrested in Pine Lawn, Missouri, suspected of possessing heroin.
Obenshain announces interest in attorney general seat
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's decision to seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2013 is already having a ripple effect.
Obenshain announces interest in attorney general seat
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's decision to seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2013 is already having a ripple effect.
Watch: Lawyer: Christmas Tree Jeopardizes Fair Trial
Lawyer wants a tree decorated with images of violent crime victims removed.
New Jersey also-ran sues, citing residency issue
An attorney calls it "Carl Lewis déjà vu."
Attorney: Eddie Long's wife proceeds with divorce
An attorney for the wife of Bishop Eddie Long says she is moving forward with plans to end her 21-year marriage to the embattled Georgia megachurch pastor.
Attorney: Wife of Georgia megachurch founder Eddie Long moving forward with divorce
DECATUR, Ga. — An attorney for the wife of Bishop Eddie Long says she is moving forward with plans to end her 21-year marriage to the embattled Georgia megachurch pastor. In a statement issued late Friday, Vanessa Long’s attorney says “she has determined that dismissal of her divorce petition is not appropriate at this time.” Earlier Friday, she said in a statement released through Eddie Long’s ...
Lawyer: Police knew of recent dinner
A Penn State accuser who dined with Jerry Sandusky this summer did so only after getting permission from police, the man's lawyer said Friday as he blasted suggestions that alleged victims remained friendly with the former Penn State coach.
Fireball lawyer whose words were weapons
A transgression halted a meteoric career but it was also an opportunity to grow
Fireball lawyer whose words were weapons
A transgression halted a meteoric career but it was also an opportunity to grow
Lawyer drops Big 3 Auto fraud suspect
WINDSOR, Ont. -- A defence lawyer for the alleged brains behind a massive fraud scheme removed himself from the case Friday, saying he was “shocked” after his client skipped town and went to Lebanon.
Obenshain announces interest in attorney general seat
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's decision to seek the Republican nomination for governor in 2013 is already having a ripple effect.
Attorney General levies $2,500 fine
CARSON CITY – A Carson City company has been fined $2,500 for mailing deceptive and misleading advertisements to corporations to entice them to change their resident agents, Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says.
Attorney: Threats made to Jhessye’s mom
The attorney for a mother of a 5-year-old Glendale girl who vanished in October said the woman is afraid for her own safety.
Obenshain mulls attorney general run
Sen. Mark Obenshain is exploring a bid for the attorney general's office in 2013.
Attorney for William Kyle Monroe intends to sue city of Portland and Officer Dane Reister for negligence and civil ...
William Kyle Monroe will be seeking $533,000 on the state claims, the maximum allowed to be recovered against a local public body under state law, and up to $ 5 million on the federal civil rights claim, according to a tort notice filed Friday.
Use of photos in video fuels potential legal spat in district attorney race
A slick online video based on "The Hangover Part II" that targets City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's still-undeclared candidacy for county district attorney is at the center of a new campaign legal spat.
Attorney will amend anti-oil lawsuit to challenge environmental impact report
LOS ANGELES - An existing lawsuit challenging the city of Whittier's right to allow oil drilling in the Whittier hills will be amended to include a challenge to a key environmental impact report on the project that was OK'd by the Whittier City Council on Monday.
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.
Lawyer: FBI contacted Sandy Annabi before her vote on Ridge Hill
The lawyer for an indicted former Yonkers Democratic council member said she was first contacted by FBI agents about Ridge Hill six months before she is alleged to have sold her vote on the controversial $600 million development project.
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.
Sandusky Offers His View on Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Investigation of Him
In a four-hour interview, Jerry Sandusky shed light on several key aspects of the Pennsylvania attorney general’s investigation of him.
Attorney General Coakley Sues Banks Over Foreclosures: McGeough Lamacchia Realty Issues Response
McGeough Lamacchia Realty issues a response to the lawsuit brought against five major banks by Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley for alleged illegal foreclosures and loan servicing practices.Waltham, MA (PRWEB) December 03, 2011 McGeough Lamacchia Realty, the #1 Listing Agency in Massachusetts, issued the following statement in response to the lawsuit brought against five major banks ...
Lawyer Against Courthouse Christmas Tree
He said it jeopardizes his clients' right to a fair trial.
Romney says Attorney General Holder should quit
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is calling on President Barack Obama's attorney general to resign because of the flawed law enforcement initiative aimed at dismantling major arms trafficking networks on the Southwest border.
NY lawyer gets paid $1.50 for civil rights victory
Attorney Harrison Williams should have made $75,000 for work he did on behalf of a prisoner who filed a lawsuit. Instead, an appeals court ruled, he earned $1.50. The prisoner, who claimed he had his religious rights violated when his dreadlocks were touched, was awarded one dollar. Williams...
Attorney Tony Serra says he'll represent UC Davis students hit with pepper spray
Attorney Tony Serra has made a career out of fighting for radical groups and liberal causes, and he announced Thursday that he was taking up a new case. When the "legal lion of the radical left" saw the pepper spraying incident at U.C. Davis, Tony Serra said he was sickened, shocked and mad. "It is a form of torture, it's like shooting a bullet into the eye," Serra said. "To see this outrageous ...
Attorney general: press has lost self-restraint
Dominic Grieve issues new warning on contempt of court, and says tweeters should not consider themselves immune from law Newspapers have lost any sense of self-restraint and are ignoring their responsibilities, the attorney general has warned in a speech on the risks of contempt of court. Explaining why he initiated a spate of prosecutions to prevent criminal cases being prejudiced, Dominic ...
Attorney-General Receives Courtesy Call
Bandar Seri Begawan - The Attorney-General, Datin Seri Paduka Hjh Hayati binti POKSDSP Hj Mohd Salleh received a courtesy call from a delegation of 10 regional representatives from the Council of the Republic of Indonesia, yesterday, at the Attorney-General's Chambers in the capital.
Q and A with new city attorney H. David Starkey
After more than four years as chief legal counsel for the Kansas Department of Agriculture, H. David Starkey recently started work as Topeka's city attorney.
Lawyer loopholes can strangle consumers
There's a lot of money to be made ripping off people who don't have very much. Just look at all the stories about victims of debt-settlement schemes.
Over a year after saving 2 from Gulf, Phenix City attorney engulfed by legal problems
OPELIKA, Ala. -- Embattled Phenix City attorney Dana P. Gentry was being hailed as a hero as recently as last year. A woman vacationing in Panama City Beach, Fla., called Gentry a “guardian angel” after he waded into a dangerous rip current and saved her and her 9-year-old son from drowning in the Gulf of Mexico . The rescue resonated from the Florida coast to the Columbus City Council chambers ...
Commissioner Charles Evans wants county attorney on Cape Fear Valley Board of Trustees
Cumberland County Commissioner Charles Evans said he wants a county attorney placed as a nonvoting member on the Cape Fear Valley board of trustees. Evans said the lawyer would look out for the legal interests of commissioners, who might want to speak out about problems at the hospital.
City Attorney Pete Holmes regrets actions in case against Officer James Lee
Officer James J. Lee, left, is seen in June after pleading not guilty to fourth-degree assault. Lee was caught on video repeatedly kicking a suspect inside a convenience store.
Lawyer questions Sandusky motives for dinner
In July, when Jerry Sandusky knew a grand jury was investigating charges he had sexually assaulted boys, the former Penn State football defensive coordinator issued a dinner invitation to two young men who were subsequently identified as victims by the grand jury.
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.
Lawyer: Former Miss USA arrested on suspicion of drunk driving
Her attorney said he had been retained that night and had few details about the arrest but said Fakih's record "has not a single blemish" and she was "very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she is in right now."
Lawyer: FBI contacted Sandy Annabi before her vote on Ridge Hill
The lawyer for an indicted former Yonkers Democratic council member said she was first contacted by FBI agents about Ridge Hill six months before she is alleged to have sold her vote on the controversial $600 million development project.
Assistant city attorney seeks new challenges
NORMAN — First Assistant City Attorney Blaine Nice said good-bye to longtime friends at Norman City Hall on Friday as he closed the chapter on his 24-plus years serving in the city attorney’s office.
Attorney to run for Calaveras County DA
SAN ANDREAS - Attorney David Singer announced Wednesday that he is running for Calaveras County district attorney.
Lawyer: Former Miss USA arrested on suspicion of drunk driving
Her attorney said he had been retained that night and had few details about the arrest but said Fakih's record "has not a single blemish" and she was "very saddened and very apologetic for the situation that she is in right now."
Marvin Lundy, 80, lawyer and benefactor
Marvin Lundy, 80, of Rittenhouse Square, a lawyer who was a benefactor and fund-raiser for numerous charitable, cultural, and educational institutions, died of heart failure Thursday, Dec. 1, at Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse.