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Lawyer: Cain HarassmentAccuser Wants to Go Public
Woman who apparently received settlement after accusing GOP hopeful wants to give her side of the story Cain: Personal Attacks Are Expected During a Successful Campaign OPINION: Who Will Survive the GOP Death Match? N.H. Decides on Jan. 10 Primary

Lawyer: One Of Cain's Accusers Wants Her Story Told
Because Cain has been commenting on the allegations, his accuser should be released from her confidentiality agreement, the attorney says.

Lawyer: One Of Cain's Accusers Wants Her Story Told
Because Cain has been commenting on the allegations, his accuser should be released from her confidentiality agreement, the attorney says.

Lawyer: Software Can Be Patented Even Without Code
There is an interesting post on software patents by Gene Quinn, a patent attorney and editor of the IPWatchdog blog. Quinn's advice is that there's always something that can be patented in software.

Respected officer cared about missing women: lawyer
A lawyer for the Vancouver police says it's just not true that a respected officer didn't care about a woman who went missing from the Downtown Eastside in the late 1990s.

Lawyer warned News executives about hacking
LONDON: Senior executives at News International newspapers were warned by a company lawyer in June 2008 there was ''a culture of illegal information access'' at the Rupert Murdoch-owned media group involving ''at least three'' of its journalists.

Attorney General warns of 'StubHub Orders' email scam for ticket sales
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is warning people to watch out for a scam email purporting to bill them for thousands of dollars of tickets to various events. Koster said the email labeled as coming from "StubHub Orders" thanks consumers for ordering tickets to events and provides an order date and shipping information. He said the email emphasizes that the consumer's ...

More suits could be filed in TVA ash spill case
An attorney for property owners who are suing the Tennessee Valley Authority for damages from its 2008 coal ash spill has told a federal judge that hundreds of other property owners are looking to file lawsuits before a Dec. 22 deadline.

Attorney: Mayfield denies charges
After Tuesday night's arrest, an attorney for former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield said his client is innocent and that a search of Mayfield's property was based on "baseless allegations by an unreliable source."

Lawyer enters insanity plea for Wisconsin woman accused of cutting full-term fetus from woman
MILWAUKEE — An insanity plea has been entered on behalf of a Milwaukee woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and trying to steal her full-term fetus. The lawyer for 33-year-old Annette Morales-Rodriguez entered pleas Wednesday of not guilty and not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Attorney Robert D’Arruda (duh-ROO’-dah) says he’s not aware that his client has a history of mental ...

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.

US lawmaker asks China to show blind lawyer
A US lawmaker said Tuesday he would ask China to let him visit blind human rights lawyer Chen Guangcheng to assess his condition after accounts that he was severely beaten at his home.

Retiring District Attorney says he wants to spend more time with family
Retiring district attorney David Roger spoke today about what he plans to do next.

The Caucus: Lawyer to Look Into Cain Campaign Finances
The Cain campaign, already dealing with sexual harassment allegations against the candidate, also faces questions on possible campaign finance irregularities.

Attorney: "No logical reason" for tainting yogurt with semen
Defense Attorney Demetrius Fannick said there is "no logical reason" his client Joseph Bartorillo tainted the yogurt of two former co-workers with his own semen "It's a very bizarre case," Fannick said after Bartirolli was arraigned in federal court in Wilkes-Barre

Cleveland lawyer Leslie 'Les' Jacobs pleads guilty to federal tax charge
Jacobs, 66, of Gates Mills, is accused of under-reporting his income from the Thompson Hine law firm by more than $250,000 from 2004 to 2007.

Attorney William T. Bly Named to the Super Lawyers New England Rising Stars List
BIDDEFORD, ME-- - The Law Office of William T. Bly is pleased to announce that attorney William T. Bly was named to the New England Rising Stars list as one of the top attorneys in New England for 2011 ...

Orleans District Attorney’s Office Faces U.S. Supreme Court
Each of the cases involve prosecutorial misconduct, and in particular the failure to turn over crucial evidence to the defense.

Lawyer for Cain accuser seeks a waiver from confidentiality agreement to tell her story
The lawyer of one of the women who reached a settlement agreement with the National Restaurant Association related to sexual harassment charges against Herman Cain, contacted the group Wednesday and asked for a waiver of the confidentiality agreement that prohibits the woman from discussing the allegations. Read full article >>

North County foreclosure attorney in custody
Michael T. Pines, a suspended attorney who advised clients to reoccupy their foreclosed homes, was recently arrested at an anti-Wall Street protest in Rancho Santa Fe and is in jail, authorities said Wednesday.

The Caucus: Cain Accuser's Lawyer to Meet With Trade Group
The lawyer for one of the women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment will meet with representatives of the National Restaurant Association to discuss the issue.

APNewsBreak: Lawyer says authorities offer St. Paul’s campers a deal to stay until next year
LONDON — A lawyer for protesters camped outside London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral said Wednesday that authorities have offered to let the tent city stay until next year, as the leader of the world’s Anglicans backed a so-called Robin Hood tax on financial transactions to alleviate the global economic crisis. Read full article >>

Lawyer Presses to Let Client Talk About Allegations Against Herman Cain
The lawyer representing one of the two women who had accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment when he headed the National Restaurant Association has called the National Restaurant Association to ask it to lift the confidentiality clause in her settlement.

Board failed with addicted pharmacist: lawyer
A St. John's lawyer is critical of how the Pharmacy Board handled the matter of a disgraced pharmacist who was jailed last month.

Board failed with addicted pharmacist: lawyer
A St. John's lawyer is critical of how the Pharmacy Board handled the matter of a disgraced pharmacist who was jailed last month.

Montclair Township Attorney's reappointment delayed again
Montclair Township Attorney Ira Karasick is still waiting to find out if the Township Council is going to reappoint him.

Pasco lawyer disbarred over account withdrawals
A Wesley Chapel lawyer has been disbarred after the state's high court agreed that she improperly withdrew more than $100,000 from an account belonging to her mentally impaired brother.

The Caucus: Accuser of Cain Won’t Go Public, Lawyer Says
The lawyer for one woman who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment said his client will not identify herself.

Lawyer: Woman Who Accused Cain of Harassment Won't Go Public
The attorney for one of the original two woman who made sexual harassment accusations against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said that his client has decided not to go public or make a public statement herself in an effort to “shield herself from the media frenzy swirling around the situation," the New York Times reports.

Lawyer: Woman Who Accused Cain of Harassment Won't Speak
The attorney for a woman who made sexual harassment accusations against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain said he is negotiating to release a statement detailing her version of the case, but added that she has decided not to discuss the incident herself.

Attorney: 87-year-old accused of drug running will make court date
MICHIGAN CITY — The attorney for the 87-year-old Michigan City man accused of transporting 104 bricks of cocaine Oct. 21 said his client is abiding by the terms of his bond agreement and will be at his next court date in Detroit on Thursday, Nov. 10.

Fire union: Labor attorney costing taxpayers
The city of Cape Coral is paying a labor attorney more than a quarter of a million dollars to negotiate with city unions. Right now, firefighters and the city are at an impasse, and the union says this lawyer is costing taxpayers all over Southwest Florida with no results.

Indiana Attorney General will testify against cell phone bill
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is heading to Washington to lobby against a bill he says would strip telephone privacy rights.

Alabama attorney general challenges DOJ request for school data on Hispanic students
Attorney General Luther Strange demands the federal agency cite its legal authority to request the data.

Protesters allowed to stay until 2012: lawyer
Anti-capitalist protesters camped outside London's St Paul's Cathedral will be allowed to remain until at least the New Year, a lawyer for the group said after a meeting city authorities Wednesday.

Walled Lake Teen's Attorney: Letter Is False, He Was Hazed
The attorney for a 16-year-old Walled Lake Western High School football player said the teen was coerced into writing a hand-written letter claiming he was not hazed by teammates.

Lawyer Asks Justices To Apply Term Limits To District Attorneys
CARSON CITY - When Nevadans went into the voting booths in 1994 and 1996, they assumed they were voting for term limits for district attorneys and many other elected officials, a lawyer told the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Las Vegas lawyer Bradley Schrager

Lawmaker in attorney fee cap debate has lawyer bill pending
The lawmaker who introduced a bill to cap attorney fees in consumer litigation never mentioned that he, as a landlord, faces a pending claim of $20,000 in such fees from a case over a student house in Whitewater.

Massereene lawyer’s 'arrest' row
A legal firm has said the planned arrest of one of its lawyers was an attempt to “undermine his ability” to conduct the defence in a high-profile murder trial next week. Related Stories Pensioner stays in dark after council rejects power plea Gang 'aimed to terrorise homeowner' Go north for UK's best nightlife English diet 'can help save lives' 'Blackmail case led to no-show by BNP leader's ...

Indiana attorney general will testify against cellphone bill
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said he will lobby Congress on Friday against a federal bill he says would strip the telephone privacy rights of residents in his state.

McShane Named Middlesex State's Attorney
Succeeds Liston as state's attorney at Middletown Superior Court Peter A. McShane, a prosecutor who worked for many years in the New London judicial district, has been named the Middlesex state's attorney.

Attorney general takes on cell phone robo-calls
Indiana's attorney general is fighting to keep your cell phone free from unsolicited calls and he's taking on lawmakers in Washington to do it. Indiana's attorney general is fighting to keep your cell phone free from unsolicited calls and he's taking on lawmakers in Washington to do it.

Paxton's lawyer says sex assault claims 'made up'
The defence lawyer in Dustin Paxton's torture case is trying to discredit the alleged victim's claim that he was sexually assaulted and beaten daily by the defendant as the trial continues in Calgary. (Warning: Graphic content)

Attorney Says Attack Wasn't Hate Crime
The Emporia Gazette reports Isaac Wilson's attorney says the facts don't support his client committed a hate crime. Federal authorities are working to determine if hate crime charges could be filed.

Lawyer: Defendant in Seath Jackson case not fit for trial
One of the defendants in the horrific killing of a Belleview teenager is incompetent to stand trial, the suspect's lawyer said Wednesday.

Alabama's attorney general balks at giving feds school data
Alabama's attorney general questioned Wednesday whether the federal government has the legal right of to ask for data from school districts in the state, which has recently passed controversial legislation intended to reduce illegal immigration.

Buscetto attorney questions process of probe
New London - The attorney for Michael Buscetto III, the city councilor who is a write-in candidate for mayor, is questioning the legitimacy of the process by which the Ethics Board is investigating

Ex-U.S. Attorney takes himself off case, citing gun-running controversy
Former U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton will no longer represent the parents of murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, because of what he called an effort by the Justice Department to link him to disgraced gun-running investigations.

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 for Mathis wants ouster stayed
PHOENIX -- The attorney for Colleen Mathis is asking the state Supreme Court to overturn her ouster as chair of the Independent Redistricting Commission.