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Lawyer Steps Down in Lasure Case
A surprise announcement by the defense in the Toby Lasure murder trial could mean a big delay in the case. Lasure accused of shooting and killing his ex-boyfriend, Christopher Tolliver, outside a Lexington shopping center in March of 2009. A jury was seated and opening arguments were supposed to begin Monday morning in the trial. But before that could happen, Lasure's attorney, Kate Dunn ...
Polanski lawyer happy
Roman Polanski's lawyer has hailed Swiss authorities for rejecting a US request to extradite the director on child sex charges.
Roman Polanski - District Attorney Upset About Swiss Polanski Decision
The Los Angeles District Attorney has expressed his "surprise and disappointment" at news Swiss authorities have decided not to extradite moviemaker ROMAN POLANSKI to the U.S....
Gov. Perdue names attorney to fill Muscogee Co. Superior Court seat
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) News Leader 9 has learned the governor of Georgia has selected an attorney to replace a seat Muscogee County Superior Court.
City attorney defends records denial
City attorney John Hartle last week defended his decision to deny a Juneau Empire open records request concerning charges against a former University of Alaska Southeast student that was dismissed by the state.
District Attorney upset about Swiss Polanski decision
The Los Angeles District Attorney has expressed his "surprise and disappointment" at news Swiss authorities have decided not to extradite moviemaker Roman Polanski to the U.S. to face sentencing for a 30-year-old child sex charge.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Unveils Constitutional Defects with Federal Public Safety Employees Act
AUSTIN Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today identified multiple constitutional defects with the so-called Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act, a bill pending before the U.S. Senate that would coerce state and local governments to collectively bargain with labor unions representing certain public employees.
Attorney: Everybody wants a pound of Colton's flesh
A Seattle criminal attorney hired by Colton Harris-Moore's mother to represent the teen said Monday that he hopes the the various county and federal charges against the 'Barefoot Bandit' are consolidated in federal court in Seattle.
Lawyer Who Says He's LeBron's Dad Sues for $4 Million
Leicester Bryce Stovell claims that he is LeBron James' biological father Kate Schwab He claims hes pursuing it for familys sake, not cash, but Leicester Bryce Stovells story that he is NBA superstar LeBron James real dad isnt ringing true so far. According to a new $4 million lawsuit, Stovell, 55, allegedly had a one-night stand with the hoopsters mom, Gloria, in 1984. The hookup ...
Student sues for lawyer's promised prize
ATLANTA, July 12 (UPI) -- A Texas law student who took a defense lawyer's $1 million challenge from a "Dateline NBC" interview is suing for the money he claims he is owed. Dateline NBC - Lawyer - Law - United States - Services
Attorney: Walker Waiving Hearing in Friend's Shooting Death
The court appearance to decide if the State has enough evidence to put 19-year-old Jordan Walker on trial is scheduled for Monday afternoon.
State to prosecute county attorney attacker
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa attorney general's office will handle the prosecution of a convicted murderer who allegedly attacked the Dubuque County attorney last week.
Publication recognizes Sewall's Point lawyer Mark Klingensmith
The 2010 edition of Super Lawyers has again recognized Mark W. Klingensmith of Sewalls Point as a Florida Super Lawyer in personal injury defense: medical malpractice.
Research and Markets: How to Read a Public Company's 10-K Filing as a Lawyer
DUBLIN----Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "How to Read a Public Company's 10-K Filing as a Lawyer" audioconference to their offering.
State to prosecute county attorney attacker
Associated Press - July 12, 2010 2:44 PM ET DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa attorney general's office will handle the prosecution of a convicted murderer who allegedly attacked the Dubuque County...
Guj HC fines petitioner as lawyer continues argument
Ahmedabad, Jul 12 (PTI) The Gujarat High Court today imposed a Rs 20,000 fine on a petitioner as his lawyer continued to argue the case even after the court dismissed it.
State to Prosecute County Attorney Attacker
DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa attorney general's office will handle the prosecution of a convicted murderer who allegedly attacked the Dubuque County attorney last week.
Letter says prosecute Chattanooga city attorney
CHATTANOOGA A state comptrollers office letter says Chattanoogas longtime city attorney should be prosecuted for siphoning off hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to his own private firm.
Lawyer whistleblower ethics issues a difficult duty
How should an in-house lawyers employment rights and duties be balanced with the ethics and fiduciary obligations of confidentiality?
Topeka Attorney Hopes to Enter Congressional Race
A Topeka attorney and real estate agent hopes to run for Congress as an independent. Ty Reynolds is trying to collect signatures from 5,000 registered voters to get on the November ballot in the 2nd Congressional District. The district covers part of eastern Kansas.
Lawyer: Lindsay Lohan Just Doesn't Get It
"She's a fragile lost child," says Stuart V. Goldberg, who met with Lohan and considered taking her case
Chattanooga Lawyer Censured, Suspended, and Ordered to Pay Restitution
On June 16, 2010, Fred T. Hanzelik of Chattanooga, Tennessee, was censured, suspended for thirty (30) days and ordered to pay restitution to a client by the Tennessee Supreme Court pursuant to Rule 9, Section 4.1, of the Rules of the Supreme Court. read more
Lawyer says Crenshaw didn't plan killings - Mon, 12 Jul 2010 PST
The attorney representing accused double-killer Justin W. Crenshaw told a jury today that there is no question that his client killed two victims in February 2008: Its just that Crenshaws state of mind was such that he couldnt have planned the killing.
Attorney for Felix Jones issues cease-and-desist demand to LR man
An attorney for Felix Jones issued a cease-and-desist letter to a Little Rock man who, Jones says, used the Dallas Cowboys running back's name and likeness without permission.
Lohan is Still Clueless, According to a Defense Lawyer
New lawyer declines to represent troubled actress Joanna Fantozzi Although Lindsay Lohan has certainly had her fair share of controversy with wearing a SCRAM bracelet and her recent 90-day jail sentence, lawyer Stuart V. Goldberg, who declined to take her case, disagrees. Lohans new lawyer sat down with her, her mom Dina, and sister Ali over the weekend. The two had a six-hour conversation ...
Parks & Rec probe: Attorney says city has no contract with Nike, East Marietta Basketball
The Marietta nonprofit that has been supporting a controversial traveling sports program administered by the Columbus Parks and Recreation Department has no contract with the city government, its attorney claims in a letter to the state attorney general.
North Salt Lake looking for new attorney following drug bust
The city of North Salt Lake is looking for a new attorney after its prosecutor was arrested on drug charges and resigned last week.
Attorney: Stamos had fling with 17-year-old
MARQUETTE - A woman charged with conspiring to bilk actor John Stamos of hundreds of thousands of dollars had a brief romantic fling with him when she was a 17-year-old high school student during a spring break trip to Florida in 2004, an attorney said today.
Gwinnett Chairman's Attorney Wants Deputy Off The Job
The attorney for Gwinnett County Chairman Charles Bannister is demanding that the sheriff's deputy who arrested the chairman for drunken driving be pulled off the job until an investigation is completed. | Video
Attorney-General to attend Rockhampton 'new law year' ceremony
Queensland Attorney-General Cameron Dick will attend a ceremony in Rockhampton to mark the start of the new law year in central Queensland.
North Salt Lake accepts resignation of city attorney D. Michael Nielsen arrested in sting
NORTH SALT LAKE The City Council on Monday accepted the resignation of D. Michael Nielsen as city attorney and city...
Khadr's lawyer likely to seek contempt ruling against government
Omar Khadr's lawyer was poised to seek a contempt-of-court ruling against the federal government for failing to meet a deadline Monday to produce remedies for violations of the accused terrorist's rights.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel to Reimburse State for Personal Use of Car
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says he'll reimburse the state $2,903 for personal use of his state car. McDaniel is also apologizing to Lt. Gov. Bill Halter for criticism McDaniel leveled at Halter for reporting the use of his state car as personal income.
NSL city attorney resigns after drug charge
North Salt Lake Elected officials in this Davis County community unanimously accepted the resignation Monday of City Attorney and Prosecutor D. Michael Nielson during a special noon Council session on Monday. Nielson was one of 18 people arrested in late June for allegedly attempting to buy cocaine during an undercover police sting in Salt Lake City. This is a personal tragedy for Mike and we ...
UPDATE: Son suspected of shooting father turns himself in, hires attorney
UPDATE: Kent Friesen turned himself in to authorities today at about 1:30 pm. He hired an attorney so investigators will be networking with the attorney to arrange an interview. Kent Friesen was booked into the Clackamas County Jail on charges of Attempted Murder and Assault I.
Back Tax Attorney McGhehey Paid Over $1 Million In Last 8 Years
County Back Tax Attorney Terry McGhehey has been paid over $1 million for collecting overdue taxes for the county trustee's office over the past eight years, records show.
Chattanooga City Attorney Under Review
A letter from the state comptroller's office says Chattanooga's city attorney, Mike McMahan, should be prosecuted for "siphoning off hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to his own private firm."
Mildred Fernandez's attorney trashes plea offer
The attorney for suspended Orange County Commissioner Mildred Fernandez rejected a plea bargain from prosecutors Monday and said he would complain to the judge handling the case about the offer being made public.
Indiana schools can't charge bus fees, attorney general says
Indiana's attorney general said Monday that state law doesn't allow public school districts to charge students a fee for taking the bus to and from school.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott Unveils Constitutional Defects with Federal Public Safety Employees Act
AUSTIN Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today identified multiple constitutional defects with the so-called Public Safety Employer-Employee Cooperation Act, a bill pending before the U.S. Senate that would coerce state and local governments to collectively bargain with labor unions representing certain public employees.
Attorney with bad driving record gets jail time for DUI crash
An attorney who lives in Lisle avoided a possible prison term Monday in an alcohol-related crash that seriously injured a Wheaton teenager.
A-G to be a party in lawyers Syariah suit
KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney-Generals Chambers has been allowed to be an intervenor in a test case where a non-Muslim counsel is challenging the requirement that a Syarie lawyer in Kuala Lumpur must be a Muslim.
Roman Polanski Decision Blasted By L.A. District Attorney
The Roman Polanski extradition decision was blasted by L.A. District Attorney Steve Cooley. "I am deeply disappointed that the Swiss authorities denied the request to extradite Roman Polanski," he said in a statement.
Lohan lawyer Holley 'not allowed to quit'
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley is reportedly forbidden to quit her position.
Provo council members ask attorney general to investigate Turley
PROVO -- The Provo municipal council leadership and at least one council member have joined a call for the Utah Attorney General's Office to investigate issues involving councilman Steve Turley.
Attorney: 'Lindsay Lohan is fragile, lost'
Defence attorney Stuart V Goldberg refuses to take on Lindsay Lohan as a client.
Ind. attorney general opposes school bus fee
Indiana public school districts planning to charge a fee for the bus -- including Franklin Township -- received possibly problematic news today from the attorney general.
Potential Lawyer Stuart Goldberg says Lindsay Lohan a Fragile Lost Child
A potential lawyer for troubled actress Lindsay Lohan described her as a "fragile lost child and was convinced that she is not "tethered enough to the reality of adult consequences." He then decided not to take over the case. Post from: Daily Contributor Potential Lawyer Stuart Goldberg says Lindsay Lohan a Fragile Lost Child
Lawyer pledges appeal of Wyo. liquor liability law
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The family of a couple killed by a drunken driver said Monday that they will appeal the dismissal of their lawsuit against owners of the bars that served alcohol to the motorist.
Attorney: Melissa Etheridge Is Paying Tammys Bills
But an attorney for the singers ex that Tammy and their twins are "destitute"