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Missing KC baby's family attorney Cyndy Short tells why she "had to go"
The original attorney for the family of missing baby Lisa Irwin says she and New York lawyer Joe Tacopina didn't see eye to eye about the case Originally posted at Crimesider

Lawyer: Milwaukee Woman To Plead Insanity In Fetal Abduction
MILWAUKEE -- The lawyer for a Milwaukee woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and trying to steal her full-term fetus says his client will enter an insanity plea this week.

CT Attorney General warns suppliers against price gouging
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has put wholesalers, retailers and consumers on notice that charging "unconscionably excessive prices for gasoline, heating fuels and other energy resources is prohibited."

Auditor questions Bossier salary arrangement
Attorney Patrick Jackson, who was paid to be an assistant district attorney as well as the Bossier Parish Police Jury's attorney, double-dipped when it came to being paid -- an arrangement that appeared to violate state law, the legislative auditor said Monday. The auditor looked into Jackson's job arrangement and concluded the district attorney's office is required to provide legal services for ...

Fernandez's Attorney Asks Judge To Dismiss Case
An attorney for Mildred Fernandez claims political motivation to prosecute her.

Lynn Kenneally, a lawyer from Wall, charged with theft of $800K from wards
FREEHOLD — Lynn Kenneally, a lawyer from Wall, and her paralegal are indicted on a charge of the theft of more than $800,000 from wards whose interests the guardian attorney was assigned to protect.

Bosman lawyer backs Sion's EU bid
The lawyer who won the famous Bosman ruling takes Sion's case against Uefa to the European Commission.

Clark County District Attorney may Resign
Clark County District Attorney David Roger may step down soon.

Lawyer: Wrong-Way Santa Cruz Driver Wanted To Kill Himself
The driver who investigators said intentionally drove the wrong way on Highway 17 in Santa Cruz and aimed his sport utility vehicle at on-coming traffic in July wanted to kill himself, a lawyer said.

Attorney General charges 3 with mortgage fraud, theft in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Three people are facing felony charges in Las Vegas for allegedly promising homeowners they could save their homes by filing documents that the Nevada attorney general says had no value in stopping foreclosure proceedings.

Attorney asks that pastor's bail be reduced
A Salina pastor accused of sexually abusing a child is not a danger to the community or a flight risk and his bond should be reduced, his attorney argued Monday.

Lawyer attacks Green 'picking winners' policy
ACT Environment Spokesman and environmental lawyer Kath McCabe today condemned the Green Party's environmental policies as a dogma of crony socialism and picking winners after they specifically singled out a business that would receive taxpayer subsidies and special treatment if their policies were implemented.

Local Attorney for Parents of Missing Baby Lisa Irwin Quits the Case
Cyndy Short says her decision is based on problems with another lawyer on the case The local attorney for the parents of a missing Kansas City baby says she left the case after a disagreement with another lawyer for the couple.

N.J. lawyer Bergrin’s trial piles up witnesses
NEWARK, N.J. - The witnesses have been like those who take the stand in most federal drug cases - convicted narcotics traffickers; undercover cops; street hustlers; and girlfriends and mistresses.

Attorney General McKenna challenges timber-road ruling
Why should timber companies be spared? Timber companies facing “undue burden” because they have to actually try to stop ruining creeks and streams and rivers? So state Attorney General Rob McKenna decides to spend a few million taxpayer dollars on another frivolous lawsuit?

Attorney suspended over Behrman case actions
The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission has suspended for six months the attorney who defended the man convicted of the 2000 slaying of 19-year-old Indiana University student Jill Behrman.

Anthrax victim's family, U.S. reach tentative deal, lawyer says
The family of a Florida man who was the first to die in the 2001 anthrax attacks has reached a tentative settlement with the U.S. government over his death, a lawyer for the family said Monday.

Attorney Suspended Over Behrman Case Actions
The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission has suspended for six months the attorney who defended the man convicted of the 2000 slaying of 19-year-old Indiana University student Jill Behrman.

Kansas city missing baby case becoming a circus, critics say
KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) - A former lawyer for the parents of a missing Kansas City baby said on Monday she quit in a dispute with a rival New York lawyer, the latest twist in a case that some critics see as a legal and media circus.

Lawyer's wife describes being shot
Damian Flores held a pistol to Yvonne Stern's head, the clear glass of a driver's side door separating the would-be killer from his victim, shouted expletives and demanded cash. The man in mirrored sunglasses and black jacket began to walk away, then turned around, shook his head and bit his lower lip before firing. The bullet shattered the window, went through Stern's purse, and pierced her ...

District Attorney rumored to be stepping down
Clark County's top legal man could be retiring as early as January. News 3 sources say District Attorney David Roger may looking at another job. News 3's Sergio Avila has...

Attorney Says DA May Probe Cop Who Punched His Client
The attorney for a gay, HIV-positive man who was punched by a New York City Police Department deputy inspector during an Occupy Wall Street march said that the Manhattan district attorney is weighing a criminal investigation into that deputy inspector.

City attorney eyes greater employee pension responsibility
How much financial responsibility should city employees bear, if any, for investment losses in San Diego’s retirement system?

Williams wants court-appointed attorney
WARNER ROBINS -- City Councilman John Williams said Monday he’s hopeful a federal judge will appoint an attorney to represent him because he cannot afford one to handle the federal indictment against him.

Holder dumps new Fast and Furious docs as 11 more congressmen call for his resignation
The Obama administration appears to be attempting to defend Attorney General Eric Holder as the Justice Department dumped more than 650 pages worth of Operation Fast and Furious documents on congressional investigators late Monday.

Lawyer remains, statements on hold in homicide trial
by peter e. bortner The Luzerne County man charged with helping to kill a Shenandoah man in March 2010 must keep his lawyer, who is helping him contest the admission of statements he gave to police and testimony from two trials of a co-defendant, a Schu

KC lawyer in Lisa Irwin case says differences with New York co-counsel led to split
Kansas City lawyer Cyndy Short said Monday she believes Lisa Irwin’s parents had nothing to do with their infant daughter’s disappearance four weeks ago. Although she no longer represents the Northland couple, Short vowed to continue to assist in the search for Lisa, who was 10 months old when she vanished Oct. 4 from her parents’ home on North Lister Avenue.

Supreme Court reluctant to revisit plea deals not taken
At issue is whether bungling by a lawyer is enough to justify a new trial after sentencing.

Community Briefing: Georgetown attorney announces bid for Williamson County DA's office
Community Briefing: Georgetown attorney announces bid for Williamson County DA's office

License suspension likely for Christian County state's attorney
Christian County State’s Attorney Tom Finks has agreed to a 60-day suspension of his law license as discipline in a case in which regulators charged him with misconduct in connection with his campaign for a judicial seat in 2009.

Vernon Mayor And City Attorney Abruptly Resign
The mayor and city attorney of Vernon both abruptly resigned Monday after public criticism from a state senator, as well as the city’s own ethics adviser.

Plaintiff's attorney says Ford responsible for man's death in Econoline rollover
In his closing arguments in Sacramento Superior Court, attorney Roger A. Dreyer asked the jury to award between $175 million and $185 million in punitive damages against the Ford Motor Co.

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.

Attorney wants info from Leighton
WILKES-BARRE – The attorney for city firehouse activist Denise Carey said the city’s reported payment of a nearly $70,000 judgment Carey obtained does not relieve Mayor Tom Leighton from having to provide personal financial information she requested.