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Roque: Ampatuans connected to killing of massacre witness
Lawyer Harry Roque, who represents the kin of the victims of the November 2009 Maguindanao Massacre , has said that the Ampatuan family might be connected to the killing of Suwaid Upham, who came forward claiming to be one of the perpetrators of the massacre and was set to testify in the ongoing investigation. read more...
Rainier OKs city attorney contract without insurance
The city of Rainier no longer will pay for City Attorney StevePetersen's health insurance.
Candidate for St. Charles County prosecuting attorney to lose driver's license
Michael E. Carter, a candidate for St. Charles County prosecuting attorney, has lost his Department of Revenue hearing for refusing to take a Breathalyzer test in December and will lose his driver's license for a year.
Former attorney general's deputy testifies against for-profit education sector
Erica Perez In the first of several planned Senate hearings investigating the for-profit education industry last week, a former supervising deputy in the California attorney general's office testified that, based on her experience in California, consumer abuses in proprietary schools are among the most egregious in any industry and will require "stronger, tougher regulations than the Department ...
A lawyers ordeal
Lawyer Alan Paguia paid a steep price for criticizing the Supreme Court over its 2001 verdict recognizing the legitimacy of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyos takeover of the government as constitutional successor to deposed President Joseph Estrada.
L.A. City Attorneys Office Hates to Go Outside
The Los Angeles City Attorneys Office received another $1 million in funding for outside counsel earlier this month, but business has actually been shrinking for local law firms wanting to work with the city.
Mel Gibson's Lawyer: Oksana Full of Lies, Deceit
Filed under: Mel Gibson , Oksana Grigorieva , Celebrity Justice Mel Gibson 's lawyer claims Oksana Grigorieva is making up horrible stories about Mel because she's having buyer's remorse over a custody agreement she signed. Stephen Kolodny tells TMZ ... what's really behind Oksana's spate of new allegations -- that Read more
Denville man missing since Morris teacher's death charged with threatening lawyer
Still being sought for questioning about the slaying of his ex-wife in Denville, Anthony F. Novellino has been charged with threatening to harm his ex-spouse's divorce lawyer.
Mandeville's city attorney booted out
Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere confirmed this week, David Cressy will cease to be the city attorney as of next month, and Edward Deano will likely succeed him in the position.
FESTIVAL/CRUISE: Attorney General Investigates Lollapalooza
Local promoters struggle with "radius clauses" preventing acts from playing competing shows The Illinois attorney general's office is reportedly investigating Lollapalooza, the Chicago rock festival featuring Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire and Soundgarden, on antitrust grounds. As Rolling Stone first reported early this month, like Coachella, Bonnaroo and others, Lollapalooza has a "radius clause ...
Lawyer gets distress call about police raid at worksite
KUALA LUMPUR: A distress call from a source saying that the police had conducted a raid at the Istana Negara construction site in Jalan Duta was received by Human Right lawyer N. Surendran.
Unfair to charge minors with statutory rape, says lawyer
PETALING JAYA, Malaysia: Minors engaging in consensual sex should not be charged with statutory rape. Lawyer Datuk Yasmeen Shariff, who practises family law, said it was unfair to charge a boy aged below 16 with rape when both had consented to having a sexual relationship.
Lawyer to seek bail release for "red-shirts" leader
A "red-shirt" lawyer said on Monday that he is going to appeal with Thailand's Criminal Court to release leading opposition Pheu Thai Party (PT) candidate Kokaew Pikultong temporarily to enable him to campaign for the Bangkok by-election on July 25, the Nation online reported. The court will be asked to either let Kokaew come out of the prison one or two days a week to campaign, or to release ...
Syracuse defense lawyer offers client "effective" assistance in court
Laurin HaddadSyracuse, NY - Stanley Castor seemed to be doing his best to make defense lawyer Laurin Haddads morning miserable. Facing between seven and 15 years in prison if convicted of burglarizing the DeWitt home of an elderly woman in...
Lawyer for 5 Americans convicted of plotting terror in Pakistan files appeal
The defence lawyer for five Americans convicted of plotting terrorist attacks and sentenced to 10 years in jail in Pakistan says he has filed an appeal.
Report supports Carmel student's abuse claim
Attorney: State report shows former Carmel High basketball players should face felony charges.
SALISBURY NEWS: Funeral service for Deputy State's Attorney scheduled
SALISBURY -- The funeral service for Wicomico County Deputy State's Attorney has been scheduled.
USA-Bankruptcy-Guide.com Launches Premier USA Bankruptcy Lawyer Directory
USA-Bankruptcy-Guide.com announces an exciting new bankruptcy marketing option for bankruptcy professionals with the launch of its innovative USA Bankruptcy Lawyer Directory.
Lawyer links killers of massacre witness to Ampatuans
A lawyer of the families of the victims in the Maguindanao massacre on Monday linked the Ampatuan clan to the killing of self-confessed gunman and possible witness "Jessie".
Sherwood attorney-soldier gives up command
On June 19 during ceremonies at Fort Chaffee, Lt. Col. Damon N. Cluck of Sherwood pulled the lanyard for the Arkansas Nationals Guards last firing of its M102 towed howitzer on the ranges of the western Arkansas military training camp. The firing marked the end of an era for the unit he has commanded the last few years the 39th Brigades 1st Battalion, 206 Field Artillery.
Pakistan: 5 Americans appeal terror convictions
The defense lawyer for five Americans convicted of plotting terrorist attacks and sentenced to 10 years in jail in Pakistan says he has filed an appeal. Pakistan - Terrorism - Warfare and Conflict - War on Terrorism - United States
Baltimore County politician, lawyer Louis L. DePazzo Sr. dies
Baltimore County politician and lawyer known for practical jokes and straight talk Louis Laurence DePazzo Sr., a former state delegate and Baltimore County councilman whose characteristic candor helped make and then break his political career, died Friday of cancer at the Stella Maris hospice-care facility in Timonium. He was 77.
Mel Gibson - Gibsons Lawyer Slams Grigorievas Claims
MEL GIBSON's lawyer has slammed OKSANA GRIGORIEVA's claims the BRAVEHEART star was "cruel" towards her during their union and is failing to pay child maintenance for...
Mel Gibson - Mel Gibsons Lawyer Hits Out
Mel Gibson's lawyer has blasted Oksana Grigoreiva for "making sensational allegations".Stephen Kolodny claims the Russian singer - who filed for a restraining...
Mel Gibson's lawyer hits out
Mel Gibson's lawyer Stephen Kolodny has accused the actor's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva of inventing allegations the star was violent towards her in order to keep custody of their eight-month-old daughter Lucia.
US Senate approves US Attorney for central Ill.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) A longtime federal prosecutor has been named the new U.S. attorney for the Central District of Illinois. The 69-year-old has been both an assistant U.S. attorney and chief of the civil division for more than 25 years.
Cuccinelli announces $173 million settlement in computer chip case
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli today announced a $173 million settlement with six international manufacturers of computer chips. The settlement resolved claims that the companies engaged in a price-fixing arrangement that cost government purchasers and consumers millions of dollars in overcharges for their chips. Cuccinelli and 32 other state attorneys general ...
Gibson's lawyer slams Grigorieva's claims
Mel Gibson's lawyer has slammed Oksana Grigorieva's claims the�star was "cruel" towards her�and is failing to pay child support - branding them "sensational allegations."
Lawyer for 5 Americans convicted of plotting terror in Pakistan files appeal
ISLAMABAD (AP) The defense lawyer for five Americans convicted of plotting terrorist attacks and sentenced to 10 years in jail in Pakistan says he has filed an appeal.
Assistant state's attorney Britt released from hospital
SALISBURY -- A 34-year-old Wicomico County assistant state's attorney who was hospitalized following a fatal vehicle crash has been released, according to hospital personnel on Monday.
Local Lawyer Gets Creative With Landscapes
A local lawyer is hoping for success at his latest exhibition.Russell Layton is showcasing his new collection of landscapes at the Arts Centre.His work will be on display for the next two weeks.His last exhibition three years ago was a sell out.Russell says his work captures Jerseys ever changing environment.
Strohschein recognized for 30 years of law practice in Columbus
Attorney Al Strohschein recently celebrated 30 years of practicing law in Columbus.
Counsel: Killers of massacre witness linked to Ampatuans
A lawyer of the families of the victims in the Maguindanao massacre on Monday linked the Ampatuan clan to the killing of self-confessed gunman and possible witness "Jessie". Suspects are known to be employees of the Ampatuans, said lawyer Harry Roque, who represents families of slain journalists in what is considered as the Philippines" worst, single-day, election-related violence.
The DEA's Pot-Grower Problem
Last year Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. vowed to end federal raids on sellers of medical marijuana. But the feds are leaning on another integral part of the weed business: growers.
Salt Lake City attorney is regents chairman
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Salt Lake City attorney David Jordan has been elected chairman of the Utah Board of Regents. Jordan was elected by fellow regents last week for a two-year term.
Lawyer lends hand to chronicle Jewish history
Managing Editor HARDING TWP. - It was 1890, and the great Jewish immigration from Europe to the New York area had begun.
Mel Gibson's Lawyer: Oksana Made Abuse Story Up
Mel Gibson's lawyer claims Oksana Grigorieva is making up horrible stories about Mel because she's having buyer's remorse over a custody agreement she signed.
AJC: Attorney General's office probing spa development
YOUNG HARRIS - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the Georgia attorney general's office is looking into the finances of the agency that oversees the state's Brasstown Valley Resort after a plan to add a spa turned into a $2.6 million project.
Gibson's lawyer slams his ex-girlfriend's allegations
Actor Mel Gibson's lawyer has slammed the claims of his ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva branding them as 'sensational allegations'.
A prosperous lawyer aids China's migrant workers
Liu Pifeng is a wealthy man. The founder of a prosperous corporate law firm in this provincial capital, he drives the sort of black Chrysler sedan that proclaims personal success in China.
Attorney for ex-N.O. cop: Others killed Glover
His lawyer alleges officer's colleagues have left him to take the blame
Gibson's lawyer slams ex's claims
Mel Gibson's lawyer has slammed Oksana Grigorieva's claims the Braveheart star was "cruel" towards her during their union.
A prosperous lawyer aids China's migrant workers
Liu Pifeng, the wealthy founder of a law firm, spends part of his time defending the rights of China's poorest: migrant workers. His ultimate goal is to fix China's faulty legal system.
Attorney David Boies Talks About Prop 8 Case, Gay Marriage
David Boies is one of the lead attorneys in the suit against Proposition 8, the California initiative barring same-sex marriage. He is part of a legal-political odd couple, joined by Theodore Olson, his opponent in the 2000 Bush v. Gore case (and later George W. Bush's solicitor general).
Mel Gibson's Lawyer Lashes Out: Oksana Is "Deceitful"
He claims her "sensational allegations" against the actor are only hurting the welfare of their chil[...]
Gibson's lawyer slams Grigorieva's claims
Mel Gibson's lawyer has slammed Oksana Grigorieva's claims the Braveheart star was "cruel" towards her during their union and is failing to pay child maintenance for their daughter - branding them "sensational allegations".
Q&A With Pakistani Lawyer Asma Jahangir
Pakistan and its problems remain at the center of world attention. Leading Pakistani human-rights lawyer Asma Jahangir talks about the chances for change in her fractious homeland.
Attorney General warns of potential Medicare rebate scams
Attorney General Martha Coakley cautioned Medicare beneficiaries to be aware of potential scams that could arise in connection with the $250 rebate check being issued by Medicare.
AJC: Attorney General office probing spa development
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says the Georgia attorney general's office is looking into the finances of the agency that oversees the state's Brasstown Valley Resort aft...
Salt Lake City attorney is regents chairman
Salt Lake City attorney David Jordan has been elected chairman of the Utah Board of Regents for a two-year term.