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Attorney: City rejects appeal by fired officers
An attorney for the three former GJPD officers fired after an internal investigation found they damaged property belonging to homeless people says the City of Grand Junction has rejected their appeal to be reinstated.
Texas Attorney General Asks BP to Pay $25 Million for Cleanup of Coastline
The Texas attorney generals office said it asked BP Plc to provide $25 million for clean up of oil that has washed up on the states coastline, according to an e- mailed statement today.
Cortnee Brantley's attorney: 'She hated to witness anything like that'
Brantley's defense attorney says she was acting out of fear when she fled the crime scene where two Tampa Police officers were shot and killed last week.
Lawyer of youth accused of cross-dressing questions arrest
DUBAI A lawyer representing a male student, convicted of indulging in prostitution and cross-dressing, argued in the Court of Appeal on Tuesday that the arrest and search procedures were invalid.
New lawyer called to the bar in Melfort
She may be done with law school, but the learning is far from over for Melfort's newest lawyer. Angela Curtis, a 2009 graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, was admitted to the bar on May 25, with an induction ceremony taking place last week.
Eminent lawyer who always upheld Rule of Law
President's Counsel Desmond Fernando served as Secretary and President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) and President at the International Bar Association.
Cuccinelli's health-care suit in court Thursday
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Thursday makes his case to keep his lawsuit against President Barack Obama's federal health-care reform legislation alive and kicking. Cuccinelli and a team of deputy attorneys general will argue before U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson against a motion by lawyers for the ...
Cuccinelli to argue suit against health-care overhaul
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli today makes his case for keeping his lawsuit against  federal health-care reform legislation.
Attorney Gary Hill pleads guilty to misdemeaner assault charge
EL PASO - Defense attorney Gary Hill pleaded guilty this afternoon to a misdemeanor assault charge and received two years probation.
Judge to rule in 30 days on health-care challenge
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's suit says Congress overstepped its authority by requiring purchase of health care.
Jury to decide if wife responsible in Glen Arm husband's death
Attorney for Mary C. Koontz tells jury defendant was delusional at time of slaying An attorney defending a 60-year-old former teacher on charges that she murdered her husband made a last plea Tuesday to the jury trying her case, insisting that she suffered from such delusions at the time of the shooting just over a year ago that she was not responsible for the crime.
Our Neighbor: Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program
DALLAS - Those who need an attorney and can't afford don't have to look any further than Tuesday's "Our Neighbor." The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program is dedicated to increasing and enhancing pro bono legal services to the needy in Dallas. �� Attorney Ike Vandeneykel is part of the organization, which provides pro bono legal services to the poor, ensuring equal access to justice. "In my career ...
Attorney General recovers more than $100,000 in Medicaid fraud settlement
BOISE The State of Idaho has received $106,648.90 from a legal settlement with pharmaceutical manufacturer, Alpharma Inc., Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said.
Child center's new training center to be named after Lancaster County attorney
When the new Child Advocacy Center opens this fall at 5025Garland St., its new training center will bear the name ofLancaster County Attorney Gary Lacey.
State attorney's office documents detail teens' night of drinking
STUART Information released Tuesday by the State Attorneys Office details events leading up to the Aug. 4 crash on Cove Road in which three teenage boys were killed, including statements that the boys drank alcohol at a party hosted by a South Fork High School assistant baseball coach and another man, as well as statements that the three had been drinking before they arrived at the party.
Ga. attorney general's office awaiting response from East Marietta Basketball in Open Records Act request
The Georgia attorney generals office is pursuing a request from the city of Columbus to obtain information from a Marietta, Ga., non-profit organization about a Nike sponsorship it manages for a city-funded youth basketball team.
Pennsylvania woman may keep corpses if she builds a crypt: District Attorney
Jean Stevens said through her attorney that she will build a vault to store her husband and twin sister
Shaffers Attorney Still Not Ready to Argue for Change of Venue
Jacob Shaffer appeared in court Tuesday.� His attorney was expected to argue for a change of venue in the case.� But instead, Mike Collins said he wasn't ready.
Bernstein launches bid for Md. state's attorney
A well-connected former federal prosecutor launched his campaign Tuesday for Baltimore state's attorney with a blistering assessment of longtime incumbent Patricia C. Jessamy.
City State's Attorney To Have Stiff Competition
A former federal prosecutor announced on Tuesday his campaign for city state's attorney, and it could be current city state's attorney Patricia Jessamy's toughest challenge yet.
AG alleges racial discrimination by some landlords
The Attorney General's Office is alleging racial discrimination against some local landlords.
Attorney joins Danville law firm
DANVILLE Ed Hannon has been practicing law since 1981. Hes recently decided to add his expertise to the Steuerwald, Zielinski, & Witham law firm here.
Bernstein Launches Bid For State's Attorney
A well-connected former federal prosecutor is running for Baltimore state's attorney, and he says it's because the incumbent "has not been effective in prosecuting violent criminals."
Local attorney among top parking ticket scofflaws
Defense attorney Rebecca Wittman has owed nearly $2,000 in outstanding parking ticket fines, leading to two of her vehicles being booted this week by Utica police.
Indian River Clerk of Court lays off attorney, court specialist
A statewide budget squeeze has trickled down to the local level, prompting Clerk of Court Jeff Barton to lay off his agency's staff attorney and one of several court specialists.
How To Find The Best Miami Accident Lawyer Online
Are you looking for a Miami accident lawyer to help you in times of troubles? Dont know where to look for one? Why not try searching for an expert legal representation on the Internet to make it easy for you.
State suspends Knoxville lawyers license
KNOXVILLE A Knoxville lawyers law license has been suspended for one year as of July 1 by the Tennessee Supreme Court, according to the courts Board of Professional Responsibility.
Attorney: Pipe bomb suspect was testing holiday fireworks
The southern Indiana man who police say left an explosive device near the railroad tracks that could have blown a train off the tracks appeared in court Tuesday.
Lawsuit seeks arbitration for attorney fees in Microsoft settlement case
DES MOINES, Iowa - Attorneys representing 23 states involved in a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft Corp. have filed a lawsuit over attorney fees against the Iowa lawyer who spearheaded a $179.5 million settlement with the software company.
Black Diamond city attorney answers questions concerning Waste Action Project intent to sue letter
Chris Bacha, Black Diamond city attorney, addressed questions concerning a letter sent from Richard Smith representing Waste Action Project at the July 1 City Council meeting.
Jasper County audiologist charged with 3 felony counts of Medicaid Fraud
Attorney General Chris Koster said today a Jasper County audiologist has been charged with three felony counts of Medicaid fraud.
MT attorney general rules on holiday pay
HELENA, MT - Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock says county workers who regularly work four 10-hour days may get 10 hours pay for public holidays if it's negotiated as part of a collective bargaining agreement.
Bhatkal added to Samads name by cops, says lawyer
Mubin Solkar, defence lawyer of Abdul Samad Zarar, who was earlier termed as a Pune German Bakery blast suspect, said Samad was innocent and was never questioned in the blast case. Solkar said that Samad had nothing to do with the Arms Act case in which he was arrested and released on bail.
BP claims czar Kenneth Feinberg drawing fire from Attorney General Bill McCollum
Attorney General and candidate Bill McCollum complains as early program details emerge.
Union Boss: 'No Way' Kamala Harris Gets Cops' Endorsement for Attorney General
California Watch has a good story up today on the role the state's influential police unions will play in deciding the attorney general's race between Kamala Harris and Steve Cooley. As re...
Lawyer for militia member seeks hearing by full federal Appeals Court
A lawyer for one of the nine Hutaree militia defendants wants an order denying bond to his client reviewed by all the judges of the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Free speech attorney goes after Cedar Hills sign ordinance
Less than two weeks after Utah free speech attorney Brian Barnard hit Mapleton City with a federal lawsuit, he sent the mayor of Cedar Hills a letter stating his city could be headed toward a similar
Texas Asks BP for $25 Million for Gulf Spill Cleanup
Texass attorney general asked BP Plc for $25 million to clean up oil that has washed up on the states coastline since the explosion of a rig in the Gulf of Mexico triggered the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
Bakery leader's lawyer smuggled witness hit list from jail, court records say
Bey IV ordered witnesses in Bailey case to be killed, and former lawyer took names from jail, records say
Defense attorney: No fraud, no $425 million in Yellow Pages criminal case
Attorneys for three Jacksonville residents accused of a massive fraud scheme say there was no fraud and no $425 million. The three who were arrested last week were freed on bond Tuesday afternoon: Mark Stuart Smith on $400,000 bond, Christopher Jon Gregory and Marian Phelan on $100,000 each. A complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta accuses Smith and Gregory of mail fraud and money ...
Suit Has Merit, Ex-U.S. Attorney says
A former U.S. attorney believes the federal government's lawsuit challenging Arizona's new immigration law has merit.
Bakery leader's lawyer smuggled witness hit list from jail, court records say
Bey IV ordered witnesses in Bailey case to be killed, and former lawyer took names from jail, records say
CRANBURY: Attorney resigns from township post
CRANBURY Township Attorney Trishka Waterbuy has resigned because state land use law does not allow lawyers from the same firm to represent the township and municipal planning boards.
Attorney Jailed on Meth Charges
Drug charges have put an attorney behind bars, but it's not the first time.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says Bronx landlords discriminated against African-Americans
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo accused the landlords of a Brooklyn apartment complex Tuesday with discriminating against African-American potential tenants.
Lawyer for UGA DB Jordan Love releases statement
As reported earlier Tuesday, Georgia defensive back Jordan Love was arrested Monday night on a charge of obstruction law enforcement officer.As noted by the university's police chief, Jimmy Williamson, what led to the arrest was a "breakdown of communications" between...
Lynch, conservation group oppose new deal between Deepwater, National Grid
Attorney general, conservation group say reconsideration of agreement is unlawful
Tulsa City Attorney speaks out
Tulsa City Attorney Deirdre Dexter is defending herself amid allegations she meddled in the city legal department's review of the Terry Simonson investigation. �
Legislature to secure outside attorney for Family Court judge race
In order to avoid a potential conflict of interest related to the race for Herkimer County Family Court judge, county Attorney Robert Malone has recommended that legislators approve an outside attorney.
Cyprus attorney general advises against handing over alleged spy's laptop
Cypriot Attorney General Petros Clerides advised the island's police against handing to the U.S. authorities a laptop and USB memory sticks confiscated from suspected Russian spy Robert Christopher Metsos.