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Attorney: Child Died Of Natural Causes, Not Abuse (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
A local attorney claims the charges against a man and his girlfriend in the death of her child are unjustified.
Lawyer claims dog shot during struggle (Moldova.org)
A Colorado defense attorney said a dog was accidentally shot and killed while his client was attempting to stop it from playing with a gun.Walter Gerash, a lawyer for Ryan Hayes, told the Jefferson County District Court his client had walked into his bedroom July 3 to find Patches, his neighbor's Jack Russell terrier, playing on the floor with a loaded gun, the Rocky Mountain News reported ...
Defense attorney: Charges ‘not fair’ in overdose death (Winona Daily News)
The court-appointed attorney for a man charged in the methadone overdose death of a Winona woman said Thursday he’ll attempt to get the charges thrown out.
East Ridge attorney has contract, severance deal (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
Part-time East Ridge City Attorney John Anderson has something the attorneys for Hamilton County’s other cities don’t have — a contract and a severance package.
Former Enid attorney has been questioned in murder of wife (The Enid News & Eagle)
SHARPSBURG, Ga. — A former Enid attorney has been questioned in the stabbing death of his wife Sunday in their Georgia home.
Guard's lawyer: Drop charges (The Post-Star)
FORT EDWARD - The lawyer for one of three Washington County Jail correction officers accused of beating an inmate has asked that the indictment against his client be dismissed because a special prosecutor shouldn't have been appointed for the case.
Najwa's lawyer defends 'legal visit' in prison (Mail and Guardian)
A lawyer acting for jailed Najwa Petersen has denied that he acted unethically by relaying her responses to questions from a newspaper.
Estrada ex-lawyer wants suspension ended (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- The Supreme Court has ordered the Office of the Bar Confidant to comment on the bid of a former lawyer of ousted president Joseph Estrada to lift the suspension meted on him more than five years ago.
Lawyer found guilty of disorderly conduct (The Columbus Dispatch)
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio -- A lawyer scheduled to go on trial on charges of tampering with records and obstruction of justice entered a plea agreement and was convicted of two misdemeanor counts.
Lawyer says NM death penalty illegal (1:40 p.m.) (Las Cruces Sun-News)
Lawyer says NM death penalty illegal (1:40 p.m.)
Rwanda: ICTR Prosecutor Urges Severe Punishment for Rwandan Lawyer Over Contempt of Court (AllAfrica.com)
The Prosecutor of International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Monday said that a Rwandan lawyer, Leonidas Nshogoza, accused of contempt of UN court, deserved severe punishment because he allegedly tried to pervert course of justice in a genocide case by bribing and taking false statements from protected prosecution witnesses.
District attorney will go after properties used to manufacture or distribute drugs (The Citizens' Voice)
Luzerne County District Attorney Jackie Musto Carroll is hoping a legal tactic used in larger metropolitan areas will help the county pursue cases against drug dealers and possibly generate revenue for drug-related police enforcement in the area.
Lawyer's loophole beats traffic cameras (The Cleveland Plain Dealer)
Cleveland faces a possible avalanche of court challenges to tickets issued by the city's controversial traffic cameras after a lawyer won an unprecedented court ruling Thursday.
Lawyer made redundant six months ago finally gets a job interview... after 872 attempts (Daily Mail: World News)
Lawyer made redundant six months ago finally gets a job interview... after 872 attempts
Parks Miller to run for district attorney (Centre Daily Times)
BELLEFONTE — State College attorney Stacy Parks Miller, a former Clearfield County prosecutor, announced Thursday she is seeking the Democratic nomination for Centre County district attorney in the May 19 primary election.
Kansas Attorney General Unveils New Consumer Mediation Program (Kansas City InfoZine)
In order to increase efficiency and resolve conflicts between consumers and businesses, Attorney General Steve Six unveiled his new Consumer Mediation Program.
Lawyer: U.S. court should free Kuwaitis at Guantánamo (Miami Herald)
The lawyer of the four Kuwaitis still held as terror suspects at Guantánamo Bay said Thursday there is enough evidence to prove to a U.S. federal court that the men should be freed.
BofA CEO Lewis subpoenaed by NY attorney general (WCNC Charlotte)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Bank of America Corp. Chief Executive Ken Lewis has received a subpoena from the New York state attorney general's office in connection with Merrill Lynch's payment of employee bonuses before the companies combined on Jan. 1.
County agrees to hourly pay for attorney (The Vicksburg Post)
The attorney for Warren County supervisors will remain an hourly employee according to a contract renewed this week.
Attorney General’s office wants your thoughts on Hudson River protection (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
NEWBURGH — The Attorney General’s regional office is hosting a community forum about Hudson River protection at Newburgh’s North Junior High on Monday night.
Attorney: New law opens public records to citizens (Valley News Dispatch)
Lucinda Glinn, an attorney with the open records office, spoke to a small group at the Ford City Public Library on Thursday, telling them that under a new law, it is now the burden of the governmental agency to show why information should not be given out.
Attorney General's Office Makes Presentation at Sea Cliff Village Meeting (Glen Cove Record-Pilot)
The Village of Sea Cliff welcomed Ralph Pernick, a representative for the office of Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo at the board of trustees meeting on Feb. 9. Pernick presented information on the services accessible to the public by the attorney general.
Lawyer: U.S. court should free Gitmo Kuwaitis (Miami Herald)
The lawyer of the four Kuwaitis still held as terror suspects at Guantánamo Bay said Thursday there is enough evidence to prove to a U.S. federal court that the men should be freed.
Lawyer's miscue allows testimony of severed ear (The Fayetteville Observer)
A lawyer’s blunder means a jury will hear more evidence about the ear that a Special Forces soldier cut off an Afghan man after killing him.
Ma. Aurora Santos, 65, lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
I mourn the passing away of Ma. Aurora Santos, 65, lawyer. She died early Friday morning of a heart attack.
Lawyer: Alleged prostitute has suffered enough (Boston Globe)
By Jonathan Saltzman, Globe Staff An alleged prostitute who federal officials say extorted $280,000 from a prominent local businessman in exchange for keeping their liaisons secret deserves only a six-month jail sentence because she has already suffered considerably, her lawyer...
Attorney: Peter Falk's care is adequate (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
Documents show that an attorney who has met with Peter Falk does not believe the actor needs to be placed under a conservatorship.
Lawyer seeks answers over Antonie Dixon's death (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer for convicted murdered Antonie Dixon, who died in prison awaiting sentencing, is still seeking answers about his death two weeks ago.
Attorney says Peter Falk's care is adequate (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By ANTHONY McCARTNEY A court-appointed attorney who has met with Peter Falk has issued a report stating that he believes the actor does not need to placed under a conservatorship. In a report filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Clark R. Byam wrote that he sees no need for Falk's daughter to be placed in control of the 81-year-old actor's estate. His conclusion is based on meetings ...
Assistant Virginia attorney general arrested on drug charges (The Virginian-Pilot)
NORFOLK A Virginia assistant attorney general has been charged with felony possession with intent to distribute marijuana and a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon.
Kline's attorney: Mistaken mailing of abortion documents began with a court in Wichita (The Kansas City Star)
WICHITA | An attorney for former Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline said it was a mistake for abortion investigation documents to be mailed to Virginia and Kline never intended for the documents to go there.
Attorney says Peter Falk's care is adequate (San Francisco Chronicle)
A court-appointed attorney who has met with Peter Falk has issued a report stating that he believes the actor does not need to placed under a conservatorship. In a report filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Clark R. Byam wrote that he sees no need...
Attorney says Peter Falk's care is adequate (AP via Yahoo! News)
A court-appointed attorney who has met with Peter Falk has issued a report stating that he believes the actor does not need to placed under a conservatorship.
Lawyer: Ailing Peter Falk Doesn't Need Daughter Butting In (E! Online)
Columbo can care for himself. That's the word from the lawyer appointed by an L.A. judge to evaluate whether Peter Falk needed to be placed under a conservatorship controlled by his...
West Virginia attorney among civil rights figures on stamps (Boston Herald)
WASHINGTON - West Virginia attorney J.R. Clifford is among a dozen civil rights pioneers taking their places of honor on U.S. postage stamps. The six 42-cent stamps are...
Torrico to launch campaign for Attorney General (Contra Costa Times)
Assembly Majority Leader Alberto Torrico says he'll formally announce Monday his candidacy for state Attorney General in 2010.
Va. assistant attorney general arrested on drug charges (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
A Virginia assistant attorney general has been suspended after being arrested on drug and weapon charges.
Lawyer clash ripples spread (The Telegraph)
Chennai, Feb. 20: A CBI inquiry was today ordered into yesterday’s lawyer-police clashes at Madras High Court as protests spread beyond Chennai and MLAs railing against the mayhem were evicted from the Assembly.
BofA's Lewis is subpoenaed by NY Attorney General (AP via Yahoo! News)
Bank of America Corp. Chief Executive Ken Lewis has received a subpoena from the New York state attorney general's office in connection with Merrill Lynch's payment of employee bonuses before the companies combined on Jan. 1.
Lawyer found dead in Baton Rouge office (KATC 3 Lafayette)
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A 34-year-old Baton Rouge lawyer was found dead in her downtown office on Friday, though police revealed few details about the crime.
Lawyer found dead in Baton Rouge office (KATC 3 Lafayette)
Associated Press - February 20, 2009 4:34 PM ET BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A 34-year-old Baton Rouge lawyer was found dead in her downtown office on Friday, though police revealed few details...
BR lawyer found murdered (The Advocate)
An office building in downtown Baton Rouge turned into a crime scene when a lawyer was found murdered Friday morning. Police say 34-year-old Chiquita Tate never went home Thursday night, and an officer found her inside the state National Life building in the early morning hours. News 2's Chris Nakamoto has the latest on the investigation.
Thailand pardons jailed Australian writer: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The Thai king has pardoned and freed an Australian writer jailed for insulting the royal family, his lawyer said Saturday.
Lawyer: Charges Against Fan Dropped (KELO Sioux Falls)
A lawyer for a St. Thomas More basketball fan accused of assaulting a player says those charges have been dropped.
Thailand pardons jailed Australian writer: lawyer (TODAYonline)
Australian Harry Nicolaides arrives at a court in Bangkok on January 19, 2009.The Thai king has pardoned and freed an Australian writer jailed for insulting the royal family, his lawyer said.
Texas fundraiser convicted of impersonating lawyer gets 10 years of probation and $10k fine (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas - A Democratic fundraiser convicted of impersonating a lawyer to collect attorneys fees dodged prison time Friday when a jury sentenced him to 10 years of probation.
Attorney: Peter Falk's care is adequate (AP via Yahoo! News)
A court-appointed attorney who has met with Peter Falk has issued a report stating that he believes the actor does not need to placed under a conservatorship.
Attorney: Peter Falk's care is adequate (AP via Yahoo! News)
A court-appointed attorney who has met with Peter Falk has issued a report stating that he believes the actor does not need to placed under a conservatorship.
Lawyer Charges IRS Retaliated Against Him for Complaint Over Agent's Practices (Law.com)
Tax lawyer Robert Kenny says he's paying a steep price for taking on the Internal Revenue Service on behalf of clients: a retaliatory strike that has put his livelihood and his law license at risk. In a federal suit, Kenny alleges that when he complained to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration that an IRS agent was telling taxpayers to forgo representation, the IRS lodged a ...
BofA's Lewis is subpoenaed by NY Attorney General (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Bank of America Corp. Chief Executive Ken Lewis has received a subpoena from the New York state attorney general's office in connection with Merrill Lynch's payment of employee bonuses before the companies combined on Jan. 1. Photo caption: In this Feb. 11, 2009 file photo, Bank of America Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ken Lewis testifies on Capitol Hill in ...