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Sandusky's lawyer eager to question accusers
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.
Rocket Lawyer(TM) Provides Legal Tips to Help Small Businesses Avoid a Tax Audit and Get Ahead in the New Year
SAN FRANCISCO, CA-- - Despite a busy holiday season, now is the time for small businesses to take stock of their tax legal risks. According to a Syracuse University Study, the IRS will continue to audit ...
Sandusky attorney eager to question witnesses
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.
Sandusky attorney eager to question witnesses
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.
Chicago attorney accused of sexually inappropriate behavior
Lawyer contends she's being penalized for refusing to do political work for Blagojevich A Chicago attorney and former chief of staff at a state health care agency, who allegedly exposed her breasts to co-workers, came to work drunk and kept nude photos of herself on state computers, is facing sanctions from Illinois' attorney disciplinary body.
Blago lawyer: 'We accept the fact that's a crime'
Lawyers for Rod Blagojevich appear to have changed tactics this afternoon, conceding the former governor committed crimes but arguing that a 15-year prison sentence would be far too severe for such wrongdoing.
NGN asked about lawyer's children
The News of the World's publishers inquired about the price of obtaining information about the young children of a lawyer for alleged phone-hacking victims, the Leveson Inquiry has heard.
Texas Attorney Sentenced For Possession Of Child Porn
A Texas attorney who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography is headed to prison.
Knox hires lawyer to pursue book deal
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The American coed acquitted of killing her roommate in Italy has hired an attorney to represent her in seeking a book deal, a family spokesman said.
Leveson: lawyer Charlotte Harris 'violated' by News International surveillance
Charlotte Harris, a lawyer representing alleged victims of phone hacking, has described how she shared her clients' feelings that they had been "violated" when she discovered that she and her children had been put under surveillance themselves.
Lawyer: Jerry Sandusky Video is Bizarre
The attorney for "Victim One" tells Fox 29 that a recent New York Times interview with accused Penn State abuser Jerry Sandusky is "bizarre."
Amanda Knox hires attorney in search of book deal
Amanda Knox was cleared of a murder conviction and released from an Italian prison in October. A Washington, D.C. attorney will represent Amanda Knox in discussions with book publishers.
Attorney General says be a smart online shopper
Instead of hitting the mall and waiting in lines, many consumers are turning to their computers to check off holiday shopping lists. While online shopping is fast and convenient, consumers need to research companies and products before making an online purchase. "Shopping the web can offer great deals, but consumers need to know how to be safe shoppers and avoid scams that could compromise their ...
Lawyer: Another Sandusky Accuser Steps Forward
Lawyer says another Sandusky accuser steps forward as others prepare to testify at hearing
Amoroso to become Oneida County attorney
Oneida County Attorney Linda Dillon is retiring at the end of 2011 and will be replaced by attorney Gregory Amoroso of Rome, County Executive Anthony Picente announced Tuesday.
Lawyer's shock at spying
A lawyer who represented Max Clifford and sports agents Sky Andrews against News International told today how she was shocked to learn she was being spied on by the company.
US Attorney: W.Va. mine disaster yields $210M settlement, allows individual prosecutions
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The owner of a West Virginia mine where 29 men died in the deadliest U.S. coalfield accident in decades will pay $210 million, the largest settlement ever in a federal investigation of a mine disaster, prosecutors said Tuesday. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said the deal would compensate victims’ families, pay fines and improve underground safety. It also does not prevent the ...
Leveson Inquiry: News International spied on lawyer and her children
Charlotte Harris, a lawyer for Mishcon de Reya who represents phone hacking victims, tells the Leveson Inquiry that she and her family was spied on by News International.
Attorney: Coal mine owner agrees to $210M settlement in deadliest US blast in decades
CHARLESTON, W.Va. - The owner of a West Virginia coal mine where an explosion killed 29 men will pay nearly $210 million in a historic settlement arising from the worst U.S. coal mining disaster in decades.
Delegate Bell to run for attorney general
Conservative Del. Robert B. Bell, R-Albemarle, will run for attorney general in 2013.
Attorney appointed for accused killer
Judge Patrick J. Clifford has appointed Lyme attorney William T. Koch Jr. to represent a 20-year-old New London man accused of gunning down Jorge Rosa on Nov. 12.Evan J. Holmes appeared briefly
Lawyer: 6 Sandusky accusers to testify next week
A lawyer for a young man who accuses former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse says he expects his client and at least five other alleged victims to testify at a preliminary hearing next week.
Sandusky Attorney Eager To Question Witnesses
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. ...
Lawyer calls charges against Las Vegas doctor meritless
A lawyer for a 51-year-old physician accused of illegally obtaining and prescribing medications is calling the allegations meritless.
Lawyer: Six Jerry Sandusky accusers to testify next week
PHILADELPHIA -- A lawyer for a young man who accuses former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse says he expects his client and at least five other alleged victims to testify at a preliminary hearing next week.
Lawyer: Six Jerry Sandusky accusers to testify next week
PHILADELPHIA -- A lawyer for a young man who accuses former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse says he expects his client and at least five other alleged victims to testify at a preliminary hearing next week.
Ark. attorney general sues roofing company
Arkansas' attorney general is suing a Fayetteville roofing company that's accused of accepting insurance money from 19 homeowners but not doing the promised work.
Lawyer calls charges against Vegas doc meritless
A lawyer for a 51-year-old physician accused of illegally obtaining and prescribing medications is calling the allegations meritless.
Lawyer Says Six Jerry Sandusky Accusers To Testify Next Week
A lawyer for a young man who accuses former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse says he expects his client and at least five other alleged victims to testify at a preliminary hearing next week.
Lawyer: Six Sandusky accusers to testify next week
PHILADELPHIA — A lawyer for a young man who accuses former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse says he expects his client and at least five other alleged victims to testify at a preliminary hearing next week.
Amanda Knox hires top US lawyer for book deal
US student Amanda Knox has hired a top lawyer used by politicians including Barack Obama and Tony Blair to negotiate a book deal about her four years behind bars in Italy, her spokesman said.
Attorney general sues roofer
LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said today his office has filed a lawsuit against a Fayetteville roofing company that allegedly pocketed insurance payments from at least 19 homeowners and failed to perform promised repairs.
Ark. attorney general sues roofing company
Arkansas' attorney general is suing a Fayetteville roofing company that's accused of accepting insurance money from 19 homeowners but not doing the promised work.
Suspended attorney Brown expected to change plea in criminal case of taking money from clients
Suspended attorney Richard Brown is expected to change his plea to criminal charges of taking more than $50,000 from his clients in Indian River and St. Lucie counties, according to court files. He had pleaded not guilty.
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.
NYC lawyer: Boy a menace before shopping cart case
A 13-year-old had a history of troubling behavior — from trying to run down schoolmates on his bicycle to hitting his mother's cat — before he helped push a shopping cart that fell on a woman from a fourth-floor mall walkway, officials said Tuesday.
Lawyer: Six Sandusky accusers to testify Dec. 13
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A lawyer for a young man who accuses former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexual abuse says he expects his client and at least five other alleged victims to testify at a preliminary hearing next week.
APNewsBreak: Alabama attorney general recommends some changes in tough immigration law
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama’s attorney general is recommending that the Legislature repeal some portions of the state’s tough new immigration law that have been put on hold by federal courts and clarify some others. In a letter to legislative leaders, Attorney General Luther Strange recommended repealing a section that makes it a crime for an illegal immigrant to fail to carry registration ...
NYC Lawyer: Boy a Menace Before Shopping Cart Case
Officials: Boy in NYC shopping cart shove that gravely hurt woman had history of bad behavior
Amanda Knox hires top U.S. lawyer for book deal
U.S. student Amanda Knox has hired a top lawyer used by politicians including Barack Obama and Tony Blair to negotiate a book deal about her four years behind bars in Italy, her spokesman said.
Lawyer: 6 Jerry Sandusky accusers to testify next week
PHILADELPHIA - A lawyer for a young man who accuses former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky...
Lawyer calls charges against Vegas doc meritless
A lawyer for a 51-year-old physician accused of illegally obtaining and prescribing medications is calling the allegations meritless.
NYC lawyer: Boy a menace before shopping cart case
NEW YORK—A 13-year-old had a history of troubling behavior—from trying to run down schoolmates on his bicycle to hitting his mother's cat—before he helped push a shopping cart that fell on a woman from a fourth-floor mall walkway, officials said Tuesday.
Attorney General Martha Coakley urges Congress to investigate Ally Financial’s GMAC over foreclosure practices
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley today urged US lawmakers to investigate Ally Financial Inc. and its subsidiary, GMAC Mortgage, for allegedly carrying out illegal foreclosures and submitting false documents related to property seizures.
Suspended attorney Brown expected to change plea in criminal case of taking money from clients
Suspended attorney Richard Brown is expected to change his plea to criminal charges of taking more than $50,000 from his clients in Indian River and St. Lucie counties, according to court files. He had pleaded not guilty.
Attorney General Martha Coakley urges Congress to investigate Ally Financialâs GMAC over foreclosure practices
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley today urged US lawmakers to investigate Ally Financial Inc. and its subsidiary, GMAC Mortgage, for allegedly carrying out illegal foreclosures and submitting false documents related to property seizures.
Lawyer alleges Cline broke rules, law in seeking prison records
A lawyer for a convicted murderer wants Durham Judge James E. Hardin to throw out an order Hardin granted in October that released confidential prison records because the judge's order was based on apparently false information presented to him by Durham District Attorney Tracey Cline.
Attorney says Blagojevich is devoted father
An attorney for Rod Blagojevich says a lengthy prison sentence would devastate the former Illinois governor's wife and two daughters.
Attorney: Mom of missing Glendale girl won't take polygraph
Jerice Hunter won't submit to exam until police provide more details about case against her.
Blagojevich attorney says he shouldn’t be treated more harshly because of Illinois history
CHICAGO — Rod Blagojevich’s attorney says she’s worried the ousted Illinois governor will be treated more harshly by the judge because of the state’s long history of political corruption. Carolyn Gurland says it would be unfair to Blagojevich for Judge James Zagel impose a stiffer sentence because of previous officials sent to prison such as former Gov. George Ryan and Congressman Dan ...