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Prather cleared by FBI and U.S. Attorney's office (CentralOhio.com)
ZANESVILLE - A former South Zanesville chief of police who has been under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the U.S. Attorney's office in Columbus has been cleared.
Attorney: Gaming room charges are vindictive; sheriff, state attorneys say losing earlier suit didn’t lead to arrests (Palatka Daily News)
The attorney for the owners of the gaming room shut down in a September raid said that criminal charges brought by authorities are an act of vindictiveness for losing an earlier suit.
Dispute still looms over state payments to attorney (Tulsa World)
An appeals court ordered payment, but the amount is disputed. DENVER -- A dispute seems to loom between Tulsa attorney Louis Bullock and Oklahoma state officials over how much the state should pay Bullock for his court work on behalf of Oklahomans with developmental disabilities.
Fox Moraine LLC files formal application for facility site in Yorkville State's attorney: Possible glitch in landfill (The Beacon News)
YORKVILLE -- Questionable procedure could force the city to redo a vote regarding the landfill property, Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis said.
NUKED SPY CASE LAWYER IS DYING (Daily Record)
A LAWYER friend of former spy Alexander Litvinenko is dying from the same radioactive poison. A senior Scotland Yard source said yesterday Italian Mario Scaramella's chance of survival was "virtually nil".
Man Gets 33 Years in Lawyer's Death (WTOP Radio Network)
A man convicted in the death of a Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer has been sentenced to 33 years in prison.
No murderous intention: lawyer (Hamilton Spectator)
BRAMPTON - Defence lawyer Donna Kellway has conceded her client was guilty of manslaughter for participating in the fatal beating of Matthew Daly five-and-a-half years ago.
Attorney for suspect wants Thornbury murder charges tossed (The Daily Times)
MEDIA COURTHOUSE -- Saying that the prosecutor failed to show supporting evidence, the attorney representing a Thornbury salesman accused of strangling a South Dakota business intern is asking Common Pleas Court to drop some of the more serious charges against his client, including first-degree murder.
Culprit Sentenced To 33 Years In SEC Lawyer's Death (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
A man convicted in the death of a Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer, whose body was found in a burning car, has been sentenced to 33 years in prison.
Lawyer: SU official cooperates in sexual harassment probe (The Daily Comet)
The head of the Southern University System is cooperating with a federal grand jury investigating sexual harassment allegations against a governor's aide, who also is the head of Southern's governing body, a lawyer said.
New city attorney hired for St. Anthony, Teton (Rexburg Standard Journal)
St. Anthony resident William Forsberg has been named city attorney for the cities of St. Anthony and Teton. When Penny Stanford became a judge in Clark County, she left vacancies for a city attorney across Fremont County. And now the openings are being filled.
Man gets 33 years in lawyer's death (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
FAIRFAX, Va. A man convicted in the death of a Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer whose body was found in a burning car has been sentenced to 33 years in prison.
President needs PM’s support: Lawyer (Fijilive.com)
A Suva lawyer says under the Constitution the President will need the consent of the Prime Minister to dissolve Fiji’s Parliament. Davenesh Sharma says the PM will have to inform the President that he does not have the support of Government in order for dissolution to take place.
Georgia State Senator's Wife Faces Deportation -Lawyer (Nasdaq)
ATLANTA (AP)--The wife of a Georgia legislator known as an outspoken advocate for immigration rights is in hiding after federal agents came to their home with a deportation order, her lawyer said.
Lawyer in cahoots with Ah Long (New Straits Times)
A LAWYER has been making a tidy income drawing up sale and purchase agreements for loan sharks.
Defense attorney joins judge race (Lancaster Online)
For the past 25 years, attorney Howard Knisely has defended people accused of rape, child abuse, homicide and robbery in Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.
Jury hires attorney for case with gas company (The Natchez Democrat)
VIDALIA — The Concordia Parish Police Jury agreed Monday to hire an attorney to represent the parish tax assessor in legal proceedings against a gas company.
Learn how to choose the right attorney (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Q: How do you choose an estate planning attorney? Are all attorneys qualified to plan your estate? A: Selecting an attorney is a personal choice and I won't even pretend to understand why people choose a specific attorney. However, a simple answer to your question is a qualified yes.
County attorney to draft ambulance ordinance (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Adams County may soon have an ordinance to regulate ambulance services. County Attorney Bob Latham said he was planning to have an ordinance that would regulate ambulance services to the board of supervisors this week.
Santa Clara Criminal Defense Lawyer Cameron Bowman Launches Web Site to Educate Clientèle on DUI Defense Matters (PR Web)
Attorney Cameron Bowman, Criminal Defense Lawyer and former Deputy District Attorney in Santa Clara County, California has retained Internet Advisors Group to professionally launch new website describing his DUI defense, domestic violence defense, federal criminal defense and professional legal services. (PRWeb Dec 3, 2006)
A son struggles to reveal how lawyer was treating his mother (Seattle Times)
Courts have sealed hundreds of cases that tell how well — or poorly — the affairs of "incapacitated persons" are being handled by guardians.
Green Bay attorney to run for Brown Co. court branch seat (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
Green Bay attorney Thomas Schober has announced his candidacy for the Brown County Circuit Court Branch VII seat.
Services Tuesday for attorney Don Hubert (Chicago Sun-Times)
Memorial services for Don Hubert, a prominent attorney whose financial support helped save Hales Franciscan High School, are set for Tuesday. Mr. Hubert's visitation will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 5472 S. Kimbark, in the Hyde Park neighborhood.
Attorney: Gaming room charges are vindictive; sheriff, state attorneys say losing earlier suit didn’t lead to arrests (Palatka Daily News)
The attorney for the owners of the gaming room shut down in a September raid said that criminal charges brought by authorities are an act of vindictiveness for losing an earlier suit.
Victim's lawyer unsure of verdict on US soldiers' rape case (8:58 p.m.) (Sun Star)
MANILA -- On the eve of the ruling by a Makati court on the controversial rape case filed by a 23-year-old Filipino woman against four US Marines, the complainant's lawyer said her client is confident of a conviction but prepared for an acquittal.
Attorney general - please step down (Financial Express)
IT is the norm in every democratic society that the Attorney General (AG) resigns with the change of the government. We saw it in our country also.
Victim's lawyer unsure of verdict on US soldiers' rape case (Sun Star)
ON THE eve of the ruling by a Makati court on the controversial rape case filed by a 23-year-old Filipino woman against four US Marines, the complainant's lawyer said her client is confident of a conviction but prepared for an acquittal.
New U.S. attorney ready for battle against criminals, corruption (The Champaign News-Gazette)
URBANA – Federal prosecutors have their marching orders, and Rodger Heaton, U.S. attorney for the Central District of Illinois, agrees with them. He just wishes he had more soldiers to fight the battles against drugs, guns and corruption.
Legal services group honors attorney (The Buffalo News)
Attorney A. Vincent Buzard was honored Thursday with the first "And Justice for All" award, presented by Neighborhood Legal Services during the nonprofit organization's 30th anniversary celebration and fundraiser inside The Church on Delaware Avenue.
Saddam's lawyer to represent Muharraq murder suspect (Gulf Daily News)
A LAWYER who is part of Saddam Hussein's defence team has been appointed to represent a man accused of murdering a Muharraq father-of-two earlier this year.
Attorney: Witnesses Didn't Hear Police ID Themselves (WNBC)
NEW YORK -- An attorney said between two and six of his clients who were witnesses the night police shot Sean Bell dead have met with Queens prosecutors and have told them they didn't hear undercover police identify themselves as officers.
NYPD shooting witnesses talk to DAs (AP via Yahoo! News)
Several witnesses to a police shooting outside a strip club that left a groom dead on his wedding day met with prosecutors Sunday for several hours, a lawyer for the witnesses said.
Medical marijuana advocates to sue state attorney general (Desert Sun)
A Coachella Valley medical marijuana advocacy group is funding a suit to be filed against the California attorney general, aimed at stopping the state from using federal law to prosecute legal medical marijuana users.
Child sex was lawyer's 'sick fantasy' (News Interactive)
A LAWYER who discussed child sex, rape, incest and bestiality on a phone chat line was engaging in "sick fantasy", his barrister told a Sydney court today.
Sydney lawyer's 'sick fantasy' (Sydney Morning Herald)
A lawyer who discussed child sex, rape, incest and bestiality on a chat line was engaging in "sick fantasy", court told.
Hospitals Shirking Responsibility: Lawyer (RedNova)
By Zhang Kun SHANGHAI: A lawyer is calling for stricter legal oversight of medical care because some hospitals are not aware that they bear responsibility for mistakes.
Bryson City attorney elected state GOP vice chair (Asheville Citizen-Times)
GREENSBORO -- North Carolina Republicans chose David Sawyer, an attorney and a district chairman from Bryson City, to serve as vice chair at a vote held at Khoury Convention Center in Greensboro on Saturday.
Ill. Attorney General: Contingency Commission Practice Ends Jan. 1 (Insurance Journal)
Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan has announced that her office, under agreements reached earlier this year, has notified three of the nation's largest insurance companies that beginning January 1,
Lawyer confident of terror suspect's release (News Interactive)
An AUSTRALIAN still in custody in Yemen on suspicion of links to al-Qaeda could remain behind bars without charge for up to six months, his lawyer said today.
Fla. Criminal Lawyer Takes Mighty Fall Over Financial Relationship With Client (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Florida criminal lawyer John A. Garcia mostly defended people facing serious drug charges. Now Garcia, who was well-liked by prosecutors, judges and other defense lawyers, will likely be joining some of his former clients behind bars on charges of illegally structuring transactions and giving false statements to the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Ex-lawyer pleads guilty over child sex plans (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
A former Sydney lawyer will be sentenced this Thursday after pleading guilty today to a number of charges involving using a telephone chat service in attempts to procure sex with children.
Lawyer wants off Kulzer appeal (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
BENNINGTON -- The lawyer representing a Readsboro man convicted of killing his son's teenage friend is asking the court to allow him to withdraw from the case. ... - By PATRICK McARDLE Herald Staff
Attorney general takes on methamphetamines at GW-hosted event (The GW Hatchet)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales moderated an expert panel discussion on methamphetamine drug use before almost 100 members from the medical and law enforcement communities at an event in the Jack Morton Auditorium Thursday. The panel discussion, hosted by the Department of Justice and the GW Medical Center, was part of National Methamphetamine Awareness Day, established by U.
'Sex addiction' behind lawyer's offences (News Interactive)
FOR Michael John Poynder, the journey from highly regarded Sydney lawyer to convicted criminal began at Misty's Massage Parlour.
Mark D. Eblen, a Lexington native, has been named the 2006 Attorney... (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Mark D. Eblen, a Lexington native, has been named the 2006 Attorney of the Year for the Small Business/Self-Employed Division of the Office of Chief Counsel, Internal Revenue Service. The division consists of approximately 450 attorneys, and the award is presented to an attorney who provides outstanding client service to the IRS. Eblen is a senior attorney in the Louisville office.
Baron & Budd, P.C. Attorney Denyse Clancy to Speak at Mealey's Benzene Litigation Conference in New York (PR Web)
Denyse Clancy, an attorney with the law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., will speak at the Mealey's Benzene Litigation Conference being held today and tomorrow in New York. (PRWeb Dec 4, 2006) Post Comment:Trackback URL: (link) UGlnZy1NYWduLUhvcnItSW5zZS1NYWduLVplcm8=
Baron & Budd, P.C. Attorney Denyse Clancy to Speak at Mealey's Benzene Litigation Conference in New York (PR Web via Yahoo! News)
Dallas, Texas (PRWeb) December 4, 2006 -- Denyse Clancy, an attorney with the law firm of Baron & Budd, P.
Attorney: Gaming room charges are vindictive; sheriff, state attorneys say losing earlier suit didn’t lead to arrests (Palatka Daily News)
The attorney for the owners of the gaming room shut down in a September raid said that criminal charges brought by authorities are an act of vindictiveness for losing an earlier suit.
Attorney General Targets 'Cornhole' Seller (WRTV TheIndyChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
Indiana's attorney general is suing a northern Indiana man for allegedly failing to deliver orders of a beanbag toss game, known as cornhole, over the Internet and at community events.
Albany attorney arrested for stalking (WALB News 10)
Albany -- Albany attorney Jim Finkelstein was arrested Thursday night. The warrant was issued in Lee County after a woman complained Finkelstein was stalking her.