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Indiana attorney general to address leadership group
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller will speak Wednesday at a breakfast of Leadership Southern Indiana at Kye's II in Clarksville at 7:30 a.m.

Attorney To Run for State Supreme Court
An assistant state attorney general says she will run for the Wisconsin Supreme Court this spring.

Jamie McCourt Ruled Co-Owner of Dodgers, Lawyer Says
Jamie McCourt was ruled to be a co- owner with Frank McCourt of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team, according to her lawyer, Mark Fabiani. A marital agreement limiting her ownership was ruled invalid by a California state court judge, Fabiani said today in an interview.

Local U.S. attorney quick to answer call for civil rights units
The U.S. Attorney's office in Pittsburgh was one of the first to respond to Attorney General Eric Holder's call for dedicated civil rights units, the head of the Justice Department's Civil Right Division said today

Mary Waters gets new lawyer
Former State Rep. Mary Waters has a new lawyer to help her withdraw her guilty plea in a bribery scheme, but the court-appointed attorney says her odds of succeeding are "very, very slim."

Stanford too medicated to prepare for trial: lawyer
Allen Stanford, accused of leading a $7 billion Ponzi scheme, is on so much medication that he is unable to prepare for his upcoming trial, his lawyer said in a motion seeking his client's release from jail.

Ohio Attorney General-elect Mike DeWine picks top law enforcment officers
Clark County Prosecutor Steve Schumaker will be DeWine's deputy attorney general for law enforcement.

Lawyer pleads for acquittal of five in murder case
DUBAI - A lawyer representing 13 men, accused of kidnapping and murdering two men and burying them, requested the court to acquit five of them and grant mercy to the others.

Allen Stanford Too Drugged for Trial, Lawyer Says
Jailed financier R. Allen Stanford is too heavily medicated to prepare for or testify at his January trial on charges he led a $7 billion investment fraud, his lawyer claimed in a bid for bail.

Attorney: Metra boss supported 3 households
Pagano's widow fights $1 million in debts Metra's longtime chief was supporting two other households in addition to his own, leaving his wife with staggering debts after he took his life, according to a lawyer for Phil Pagano's widow.

Lawyer: Client in abuse case is 'not Hannibal Lechter'
A defense lawyer warned a Sacramento Superior Court jury Tuesday against being "swayed by rage or emotion" in deciding the case against Joe McCoy, who is accused of breaking his girlfriend's neck during a domestic dispute, leaving her a quadriplegic.

Attorney general recommends St. Charles schools not reveal race of candidates for hire
The state attorney general's office has recommended that St. Charles Parish school officials not identify the race of candidates for hire when they are presented to the School Board for approval. Dennis Naquin School Board President Dennis Naquin sought the...

Attorney General Sues Stone County Developers for Alleged Clean Water Violations
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit against two Stone County developers for allegedly polluting Table Rock Lake. A release from Koster's office says he has asked the court to issue an order requiring James Shirato of Indian Ridge Resort, Inc., and Donald Snider of North Shore investments, LLC, to comply wit...

Local lawyer hit by SUV while riding bike
A local lawyer and competitive cyclist is in a hospital with a broken back after he was hit by a vehicle while riding to a training ride on South Desert Street early today.

Attorney General Koster files charges in Medicaid fraud case
Attorney General Koster files charges in Medicaid fraud case

Veteran Slidell lawyer Reginald 'Reggie' Laurent nominated for city prosecutor
Slidell City Council will consider confirming the nomination at its Dec. 14 meeting

State's attorney not planning major changes
Joe McMahon took the oath for Kane County State's Attorney a week ago, but he is already more than familiar with his office. McMahon headed the office's criminal division 10 years ago and has spent 10 hours over several days talking about major cases and staff with outgoing state's attorney John Barsanti, who became a judge.

Piper named top assistant to State's Attorney Kelly
St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly has selected James Piper as his first assistant.

Lawyer searches Drumm's sofa for every last cent
David Drumm’s latest bankruptcy hearing was in a familiar monied setting but the money at stake now is his own, writesLARA MARLOWEin Boston

Conservative judge considers Va. attorney general's suit against health-care reform
Michael Vick, currently enjoying a dazzling comeback season as quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles, has a perhaps unusual fan: The man who sentenced him to almost two years in federal prison for running a dog-fighting operation in Virginia.

Dallas Man Accused of Being Phony Attorney
Investigators say he practiced law in courtrooms all over Texas since 2001.

DecorMyEyes Merchant May Have Requested A Court-Appointed Attorney
"Profitable" online merchant put in a court request for a free attorney or court service after his a

Incoming attorney general says R.I. to adopt ICE immigration check
Attorney general-elect says authorities will check fingerprints of those arrested against immigration database

Lawyer: Accused grandma doesn't remember toddler's drowning
Clinton Township— A woman accused in the drowning death of her 4-year-old grandson will proceed to trial, though her lawyer said today she doesn't remember the incident. Terry Rita Borgia was ordered to stand trial Monday on first-degree murder charges in the Jan. 11 death of DeAngelo Tobia. Authorities say Borgia drowned the boy in the bathtub of her Clinton Township apartment during a weekend ...

High-profile lawyer questioned by detectives
Detectives from Perth's Major Crime squad are questioning high profile lawyer, Lloyd Rayney.

Attorney says Johnson unjustly convicted
The attorney for convicted murderer Sarah Johnson said in court Tuesday that his client was unfairly convicted for the death of her parents, and put most of the blame on investigators for not looking at other suspects and on Johnson's trial attorney for not being prepared.

OKC pharmacist's first judge denies taking purse from defense attorney
District Attorney David Prater, testified Monday that Jerome Jay Ersland's lead attorney, Irven Box, gave District Judge Tammy Bass-LeSure a purse. Prater said Tuesday he could not expand on his comment at this time.

Lawyer, budget-cutter and executive displayed keen intellect
James T. Lynn, a Harvard-educated lawyer who used his scalpel-sharp intellect to cut layers of redundancy and wasteful federal spending as director of the Office of Management and Budget before training his eye on the Aetna insurance company's bottom line as its president and chief executive, died...

Attorney wants charges dropped in fatal Lewiston crash
A defense attorney wants charges dismissed against Adam PaulGreden, the teenager charged in a crash that killed three of hisLewiston-Altura classmates and critically injured another.

Dodgers May Need to Be Sold After Divorce Ruling, Lawyer Says
The Los Angeles Dodgers may have to be sold after a California judge said in a tentative ruling that the postnuptial agreement that Frank McCourt claims makes the Major League Baseball team his sole property isn’t valid, a lawyer said.

Lawyer riding bicycle injured by SUV
A local lawyer and competitive cyclist is being treated for a broken back at a hospital after he was hit by a vehicle while riding his bicycle early Tuesday.

Lawyer accused of rape 'thanked victim'
A high-profile Melbourne criminal lawyer accused of raping a woman he met at a bar allegedly said "thanks for that" and walked off, court hears.

Lawyer accused of rape 'thanked victim'
A HIGH-PROFILE Melbourne criminal lawyer accused of raping a woman he met at a bar allegedly said "Thanks for that'' and walked off after the assault, court documents show.

Attorney asks for continuance in Jan Blase trial
Changes continue to take place in the criminal and civil trials for former Neosho City Manager Jan Blase.

Lawyer arrested over wife's murder
FORENSIC officers have spent the past four hours scouring the home of  prominent Perth lawyer Lloyd Rayney, whose wife's murder has gone unsolved since 2007.

Perth lawyer Lloyd Rayney arrested
Forensic officers have spent hours scouring the home of prominent Perth lawyer Lloyd Rayney, whose wife's murder has gone unsolved since 2007.

Perth lawyer Lloyd Rayney arrested
Forensic officers have spent hours scouring the home of prominent Perth lawyer Lloyd Rayney, whose wife's murder has gone unsolved since 2007.

Attorney appointed to S.J. County Superior Court
STOCKTON - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed Stockton attorney W. Stephen Scott as the San Joaquin County Superior Court's newest judge.

Council's veto override means voters may decide city attorney issue
The City Council voted 7-1 on Tuesday to override a mayoral veto and send voters a February ballot question that would make the city attorney an elected position.

Lawyer charged with wife's murder
A PROMINENT lawyer has been charged with murdering his wife after she left bootscooting class.

Haneef lawyer backs WikiLeaks' Assange
HE was the rumpled lawyer defending Dr Mahomed Haneef against spurious terrorism charges, and now Peter Russo is leaping to the aid of Julian Assange.

Lawyer: Waters' appeal a long shot
Melvin Houston, a Detroit attorney assigned to help former state Rep. Mary Waters withdraw her guilty plea in a bribery scheme, says his client faces an uphill battle.

Lawyer Telychenko: Injured party cannot examine materials on Gongadze case
Valentyna Telychenko, the lawyer for Myroslava Gongadze, the widow of journalist Georgy Gongadze, has said that the Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine is preventing the injured party in the Gongadze case to examine materials on a case regarding charges brought against Oleksiy Pukach, the former external surveillance chief at Ukraine's Interior Ministry, in order to ensure that there are no ...

Top human rights lawyer to defend Assange
High-profile human rights lawyer Geoffrey Robertson will represent WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his fight against extradition from Britain to Sweden, Robertson's office said on Wednesday.

Perth lawyer charged with murder
PROMINENT Perth lawyer Lloyd Rayney has been charged with the 2007 murder of his estranged wife after a dramatic arrest.

Lawyer accused of rape 'thanked victim'
A high-profile Melbourne criminal lawyer accused of raping a woman allegedly thanked her.

Alabama's oil spill lawsuits against BP proceeding well, says attorney
Attorney General Troy King filed the lawsuits — one against BP and the other against other companies involved in the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig that exploded April 20 and sank two days later — and then hired Beasley Allen to handle the litigation. The move proved immediately controversial, with Gov. Bob Riley sharply criticizing his fellow Republican for taking the matter to court before the ...

Foreclosure attorney Baum sues peer for libel
Foreclosure attorney Steven J. Baum has fired back against a New York City attorney, countersuing her for defamation and libel over comments she made about Baum’s firm on websites, in an online video and in The Buffalo News after she sued him.

Lawyer charged with wife's murder
Prominent Perth lawyer Lloyd Rayney will face court charged with the murder of his wife, three years after her body was found buried in Kings Park bushland.

Hubbard Attorney: 'The Charges Are False'
The attorney for Middleburg Eccentric co-owner Dee Dee Hubbard today repeated the statement he made outside the courtroom Friday following her arraignment on 15 counts of felony embezzlement. "The charges are false," Middleburg attorney Ed McMann said.