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Amanda Knox hires Washington, DC, lawyer who has represented presidents as literary agent
SEATTLE — Amanda Knox says she’s hired a Washington, D.C., lawyer to help her land a book deal after an Italian court cleared her and her ex-boyfriend in the killing of her British roommate. Knox family spokesman Dave Marriott says Robert Barnett will represent Knox in discussions with publishers and help her evaluate other opportunities. Read full article >>
Lawyer urges City to follow up case on SRP cannon
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Attorney: Bicyclist suffered head injury in fall
The Associated Press The Associated Press HAMILTON, Mont. The attorney for a Florence bicyclist who received a nearly $100,000 out-of-court settlement after hitting a patch of ice and crashing on a pedestrian/bike path says his client suffered a traumatic brain injury and lost his job as a result. Attorney Dennis Lind told the Ravalli Republic ( (link) ruaR3e ) that his client didn't ...
Amanda Knox hires attorney for possible book deal
(Reuters) - Amanda Knox, who was cleared of murder and freed from prison by an Italian court in October, has hired a prominent Washington, D.C.-based lawyer as she considers possible book deals, her spokesman said on Monday. Knox, 24, has retained attorney Robert Barnett "to represent her in discussions with various book publishers who have expressed an interest in Amanda writing a book ...
Amanda Knox hires Tony Blair's lawyer to help secure book deal
Amanda Knox has hired the lawyer who handled Tony Blair's memoirs to help her land a lucrative book deal.
Amanda Knox hires Tony Blair's lawyer to help secure book deal
Amanda Knox has hired the lawyer who handled Tony Blair's memoirs to help her land a lucrative book deal.
Gen-Y Lawyer Ponders the Meaning of Success
It's not new to me that ambition and achievement are well paired these days with a shiny office and a fat paycheck. But it's striking how quickly we accept this notion and how little time we twenty-something's spend actually assessing what success really means.
Knox hires lawyer for book deal
Amanda Knox, who spent four years in an Italian prison, has hired a lawyer to help negotiate a book deal.
Sale delayed, but St. Louis Park foreclosure dispute not done
Bremer Bank, attorney general intervened on homeowner's behalf.
Amanda Knox hires lawyer for book deal
Amanda Knox, who spent four years in an Italian prison, has hired a lawyer to help negotiate a book deal.
Lawyer: Client got wrong doses in jail
Lawyer: Client got wrong doses in jail Times Union Copyright 2011 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 08:39 p.m., Monday, December 5, 2011 SCHENECTADY — The lawyer for a former county department head contends his client was hospitalized twice in five days last month and nearly died after the medical staff at the ...
Sheriff warns Zahau attorney; case file may be opened
When the Sheriff's department turned over evidence to Zahau family attorney Anne Bremner, it came with a warning.
Attorney Gets 4 Yrs in Child Porn Case
A local attorney will serve four years in prison and pay restitution to his victims in a child pornography case.
Ohio attorney general to test more rape kits
COLUMBUS — Attorney General Mike DeWine is adding forensic scientists to his staff and asking law enforcement agencies across the state to submit more completed rape kits for testing, including sexual assault evidence that may have been sitting on shelves for decades.The hope is to solve more crimes by more quickly logging DNA evidence into state and federal databases.
Attorney: Dad also to blame for murder
In defense of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the childen's father, Julie Schenecker's attorney says her husband, Parker knew she was unstable, and put his kids in danger by leaving them alone with her.
'New evidence' in lawyer's fraud trial
WINDSOR, Ont. -- The ongoing trial of former lawyer Scott Sullivan was adjourned Monday for at least one day after a key Crown witness currently on the stand provided “additional disclosure” of new evidence to lawyers for both sides.
Alleged victims' lawyer says Sandusky 'can't answer a simple question'
An attorney who represents alleged victims of Jerry Sandusky blasted the former Penn State assistant football coach on Monday in the wake of a recent interview Sandusky gave to the New York Times.
Kalispell attorney confirmed to federal judgeship
The Associated Press The Associated Press MISSOULA, Mont. The U.S. Senate has confirmed a Kalispell attorney to replace U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy of Missoula. President Barack Obama nominated 60-year-old Dana Christensen in May, and the Senate confirmed the attorney by voice vote Monday. Christensen and Molloy were friends and classmates at University of Montana School of Law in the ...
Attorney pleads no contest to four charges
SANTA CRUZ - Criminal defense attorney Joseph Carlye Barrera pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of forgery and two counts of being under the influence.
Lawyer: Father of missing girl, 2 aiding police
DETROIT (AP) - A lawyer for a man whose missing 2-year-old daughter has been the subject of a wide search in Detroit disputes reports his client hasn't been cooperating with police.
Attorney says Hagan passes lie-detector test, will stay in office
OCEAN SPRINGS -- Alderman James Hagan’s attorney has issued a response to recent criminal charges against him and said Hagan will not resign from office while he is fighting the case.
SF district attorney won't charge lawyer who leaked transcripts
The District Attorney’s Office withdrew its threat to charge a public defender with contempt of court on Monday after the mistaken release to the media last week of sealed court transcripts. Defense attorney Mark Jacobs told a judge that he had been trying only to send a portion of a memo critical of the Police Department’s DNA lab to an SF Weekly reporter. Jacobs said he hadn’t realized that ...
Attorney: Occupation form of speech
BANGOR -- An attorney representing Occupy Augusta participants argued in federal court Monday that the group's physical encampment, and the act of occupying a public space, is an essential part of its message.
Moorhead hires same firm, new attorney for representation
MOORHEAD - Some City Council members said choosing to contract with a new city attorney would have been worth the higher cost.
State Attorney Inquiry: No Criminal Acts in Winter Haven Building Projects
City Hall planners did nothing criminal while managing four recent building projects. But they failed to follow their own rules and damaged their credibility in the meantime, prosecutors said.
MN Attorney General calls for statewide legislation to address school bullying
Bill would be modeled after new North Dakota law By Mindy Mateuszczyk [email protected]
Arroyo won't receive fair trial - lawyer
Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo won't receive a fair trial, her lawyer said.
West Bloomfield stabbing: Lawyer says teen was defending himself as trial opens
Leonard White -- pummeled and shoved to the ground by a teenager nearly three times his size -- grabbed a kitchen knife and chased the older boy onto a West Bloomfield street, where White fatally stabbed him, White's defense attorney said in opening statements Monday.
Lawyer questions West Vancouver public hearing process
A lawyer for a West Vancouver council watcher says the municipality may have breached the rules in its approach to a public hearing for the rezoning of Hollyburn Mews, putting the project on shaky ground.
Phone hacking victims' lawyer set to give evidence to Leveson inquiry
A lawyer for alleged phone hacking victims will give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards today.
East Palo Alto poised to hire new city attorney
East Palo Alto's new city attorney, Kathleen Kane, will receive an annual salary of $167,500 if the city council approves a proposed contract tonight.
Sandusky attorney looks forward to questioning alleged victims
An attorney for former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky said he is looking forward to questioning alleged victims who say Sandusky sexually abused them.
Cops and Courts: Dec. 6, 2011: Attorney admits to forgery charges
SANTA CRUZ Attorney admits to forgery charges SANTA CRUZ -- Criminal defense attorney Joseph Carlye Barrera pleaded no contest Monday to two counts of forgery and two counts of being under the influence.
West Bloomfield stabbing: Lawyer says teen was defending himself as trial opens
Leonard White -- pummeled and shoved to the ground by a teenager nearly three times his size -- grabbed a kitchen knife and chased the older boy onto a West Bloomfield street, where White fatally stabbed him, White's defense attorney said in opening statements Monday.
Lawyer Rod Gillis charged with obstruction of justice
One of New Brunswick's most prominent lawyers has been charged with obstruction of justice.
Judge Says Adelson, Defense Lawyer Obstructed Deposition In Lawsuit
Sheldon Adelson and his lawyer obstructed an Oct. 6 sworn deposition in a bitterly contested civil lawsuit against the billionaire casino owner, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bill Hoffman ruled Monday. Hoffman concluded that attorney Don Campbell, who is suing
Amanda Knox hires lawyer for book deal
Amanda Knox, who spent four years in an Italian prison, has hired a lawyer to help negotiate a book deal.
Blago lawyer: Long sentence would 'break the hearts' of his daughters
Arguing for a lighter sentence for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his attorney asked U.S. District Judge James Zagel to consider “the devastation that his absence would cause to his family.”
Sandusky lawyer: Ready to question alleged victims
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The lawyer for Jerry Sandusky says he's prepared to question any alleged victims who testify at the former Penn State football coach's preliminary hearing next week on child
Attorney says Sandusky 'can't answer a simple question'
An attorney who represents alleged victims of Jerry Sandusky blasted the former Penn State football coach on Monday in the wake of a recent interview Sandusky gave to the New York Times.
Cumberland County District Attorney David Freed to join race for state attorney general
Freed, 41, will seek the Republican nomination in a field that includes state Sen. John Rafferty, R-Montgomery County.
Lawyer tells of surveillance file
A Cwmbran salesman tells the Leveson Inquiry into the media he warned Vodafone, journalists and police about the potential for phone hacking in 1999.
Attorney General: Behnke must give up city or county office
Mark Behnke does not plan to step down from either of his elected offices right away, even though the Michigan attorney general's office says the two posts create a conflict.
Lawyer: Long sentence would devastate family
Arguing for a lighter sentence for former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, his attorney asked the judge to consider "the devastation that his absence would cause to his family."
Sandusky lawyer: Ready to question alleged victims
Jerry Sandusky's lawyer said he's looking forward to questioning the witnesses against his client — including any alleged victims who testify at next week's preliminary hearing.
Sandusky’s lawyer: Ready to question alleged victims at hearing on child sex abuse charges
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer said he’s looking forward to questioning the witnesses against his client — including any alleged victims who testify at next week’s preliminary hearing. “Although the preliminary hearing is not a trial, but simply a probable cause proceeding ... we will, for the very first time, have the opportunity to face Jerry’s accusers and question them under ...
Sandusky Lawyer 'Looking Forward' To Questioning Witnesses
The lawyer for Jerry Sandusky says he's prepared to question any alleged victims who testify at the former Penn State football coach's preliminary hearing next week on child sex abuse charges.
Lawyer says another Sandusky accuser steps forward as others prepare to testify at hearing
Former Penn State football defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, center. STATE COLLEGE, Pa.
Lawrence lawyer explains fibres
The lawyer of one of the men accused of the murder of Stephen Lawrence tells a court forensic evidence linking him to the murder may have been picked up passively.
Sandusky lawyer ready to question alleged victims of sexual abuse
Jerry Sandusky's lawyer said he's looking forward to questioning the witnesses against his client -- including any alleged victims who testify at next week's preliminary hearing.