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Son can't use name shared with dad to market competing firm

Aug. 13, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina personal injury lawyer known for his ads has won an order keeping his son from using their shared name to market a competing law firm. The Post and Courier reports that a federal judge says George Sink Jr. cannot use that name in any sort of marketing until an...

Probe involving St. Louis prosecutor's office costs $400,000

Aug. 7, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Taxpayers have been billed nearly $400,000 by the special prosecutor in a perjury investigation involving the St. Louis prosecutor's office, and nearly half of that amount was used in court fights. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch obtained records showing that a judge has approved the $395,000...

The Latest: Officer's lawyer: He'll fight to keep his job

Aug. 2, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on an administrative judge's recommendation in the Eric Garner case (all times local): 2:45 p.m. A lawyer for the officer accused of using a chokehold in the death of Eric Garner says his client is disappointed an administrative judge recommended his firing. But the lawyer says...

'American Gangster' prosecutor pleads guilty to theft charge

Jul. 23, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey prosecutor portrayed by actor Russell Crowe in the film "American Gangster" has pleaded guilty to stealing from his law clients. Eighty-one-year-old Richard Roberts was on trial in Morristown, New Jersey, at the time of his plea Tuesday to perjury and theft...

In NYC beset by crime, Morgenthau was made-for-TV prosecutor

Jul. 22, 2019 10:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — He seemed almost out of central casting — tall and patrician, with a cultivated above-the-fray presence. And in fact, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau inspired some television casting of his own, as the model for the avuncular character of prosecutor Adam...

Prosecutors stake opposite positions in death penalty appeal

Jul. 16, 2019 4:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor and the state district attorneys' association have staked out opposing positions in a case that will determine if Pennsylvania's death penalty will remain in effect. Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said Tuesday his own review found the...

Harris blasts, and takes money from, Epstein's law firm

Jul. 15, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamala Harris bemoaned the influence of the powerful and connected elite last Tuesday when she called on top Justice Department officials to recuse themselves from any matter related to Jeffrey Epstein. She said their former law firm's work on behalf of the financier accused of sexual...

More than 500 applicants vie to sell legal pot in Missouri

Jul. 4, 2019 12:14 AM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A retired cardiologist, an attorney with a high-profile law firm and a city councilman are among the more than 500 names on applications to sell medical marijuana in Missouri. Missouri on Tuesday released the names of those who want to sell medical marijuana and the cities where they want...

Alabama woman charged in fetal death, her shooter goes free

Jun. 28, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama district attorney's office hasn't decided whether to prosecute a woman indicted for manslaughter after she lost her fetus when she was shot during a fight. Marshae Jones was five months pregnant when 23-year-old Ebony Jemison shot her in the stomach during a December...