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Columbia Lawyer Calls for End to SWAT Use
COLUMBIA- Columbia lawyer Dan Viets filed an official complaint to the Columbia Police Department because thinks the use of SWAT tactics in the execution of non violent search warrents causes fear, not safety.
Conway attorney tapped for Ark judge position
A Conway attorney has been chosen for a district judge position.
Lawyer cites ethics issues with NOAA counsel funds
Fishing industry attorney Stephen Ouellette is seeking bar association and congressional inquiries into the ethics of enforcement and litigation lawyers who, according to a U.S. Inspector General's report, have covered virtually their entire operating expenses almost $1 million a year on inflated fines they levy against fishing boats and shoreside businesses.
Sypher's attorney wants jury pool tossed out
By Bennett Haeberle WDRB-TV Fox 41 News [email protected] LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) -- The attorney for the woman charged with trying to extort UofL basketball coach Rick Pitino wants to strike the entire
Sypher attorney wants jury pool thrown out
Attorney James Earhart says would-be jurors have formed opinions about Karen Cunagin Sypher, the woman accused of trying to extort UofL basketball coach Rick Pitino.
City Attorney Angelo Plakas dies
Long-time Westland City Attorney Angelo Plakas, 71, died Tuesday morning following a nearly year long battle with cancer.
Defence lawyer slams release of Berner video (watch video)
The release of a police video detailing a conversation between an undercover officer and alleged drunk driver Carol Berner is just another attempt to vilify the accused, Berners defence lawyer said Tuesday.
Prosecuting attorney challenger Rehmer goes after incumbent Mittelhauser on violent crime
SMITHTON Republican Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney candidate Andrew Rehmer highlighted the need to address violent crime Tuesday at a campaign fundraiser in Smithton.
Lawyer lodges complaint about court security searches
A Wellington lawyer has complained to the Ombudsman about over-zealous court security staff insisting on searching his bags without giving a specific reason. read more
Lawyer lodges complaint about court security searches
A Wellington lawyer has complained to the Ombudsman about over-zealous court security staff insisting on searching his bags without giving a specific reason.
Select your lawyer carefully
Most business owners wind up needing a lawyer at some point. This can be for a whole variety of reasons, but often, businesses need a labor attorney to defend them against aggressive attorneys who are representing ex-employees.
Former Hanover commonwealth's attorney, dies at 50
Former Hanover County Commonwealth's Attorney Kirby H. Porter, who rose to prominence eight years ago when two snipers preyed on Ashland as part of a nationwide murder rampage, has died, apparently in the midst of marital and financial difficulties. A recorded message on Porter's law-office telephone, without explanation, said yesterday ...
Quinn Gray attorney seeks to dismiss extortion charge
The attorney for a Ponte Vedra Beach woman charged with helping fake her own kidnapping and trying to extort money from her husband said he will use new information from the state as the basis for his motion to dismiss the charge.
GALESBURG, ILL. Lawyer for suspected spree killer requests special prosecutor
An attorney representing an Illinois man suspected of killing eight people in Illinois and Missouri is asking for a special prosecutor. Defense attorney Jeremy Karlin, who represents alleged spree k
County attorney seeks ways to clear court docket
Recently elected Hillsborough County Attorney Robert M. Walsh has instituted a policy to bring to trial only cases he considers "really important" and not tie up the courts with the others.
Attorney Parzen hired to run Museum of Man
The San Diego Museum of Man has made a rare find a downtown San Diego lawyer who once studied American Indian tribes to lead the institution out of possibly the worst period in its 95-year history.
POWAY: City attorney calls claims of Rexford's firetruck demands baseless
Poway City Attorney Lisa Foster said Tuesday she has concludedthat a claim that recalled City Councilwoman Betty Rexford used herpolitical clout to station a fire engine near her Creek Road homeduring the Cedar fire in 2003 was baseless.
Disabled lawyer accused of sexual assault
A cerebral palsy sufferer faces a lawsuit after allegedly touching a judge during a spasm.
Lawyer who pursued rights cases killed in Pakistan
Police say gunmen in southwest Pakistan killed a politically active lawyer who had hounded authorities to find hundreds of missing Baluch nationalists.
Ohio Amateur: Lawyer makes opening argument (with video)
The jury is still out on who will win the 104th annual Ohio Amateur golf tournament, but an attorney has put himself in the running.
Lawyer finds eHealth record loophole
Australians can choose to pay a premium for privacy.
Attorney, engineer approved
The Mandeville City Council Thursday evening unanimously approved Mayor Donald Villeres appointments for a new city attorney and new city engineer.
Warren lawyer who is Plainfield�s city solicitor, appointed to board
WARREN TWP. James B. Ventantonio, a senior partner at the law firm of Ventantonio & Wildenhain in Warren, has been named to the Board of Directors of MDAdvantage Insurance Company of New Jersey, Lawrence Township.
Conn. U.S. attorney sworn in; Holder among luminaries at ceremony (video)
NEW HAVEN David B. Fein, already on the job for two months, was officially sworn in Monday before a large audience of judicial luminaries as the newest U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut.
Arizona attorney general candidate David Lujan touts experience, focus on working class
David Lujan, a Democratic candidate for attorney general, knows well how families could struggle through tough economic circumstances. He has worked through those struggles himself.
Kris Aquino's lawyer says marriage of TV host-actress with James Yap is "void from the beginning"
The lawyers of Kris are seeking for declaration of nullity of marriage, not legal separation or annulment.
Suspect's attorney seeks to suppress evidence
SILVER CITY - An attorney representing a Hurley woman charged with armed robbery said Tuesday at a hearing in District Court that he intends to file a motion to suppress evidence in the case.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo guest speaker at Warwick fundraiser
Warwick - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic candidate in the race for the Governors seat this fall, quietly slipped into Warwick on Thursday evening, July 1.
Lawyer will testify before city council
MICHIGAN CITY The lawyer who investigated Ron Meer for the Sanitary District will testify before the City Council this month.
Stress of trial made kidnapper go bald, lawyer argues
The lawyer for one of six men convicted in the violent kidnapping of a drug kingpin says his client should get a break on sentencing because hes going bald from the stress of the lengthy court proceedings.
Kingston Council OKs lawyer for welfare suit
KINGSTON� The Common Council on Tuesday authorized Mayor James Sottile to use $20,000 from the citys contingency fund to hire a lawyer for the citys lawsuit against Ulster County over funding for the welfare program known as Safety Net.
Stress of trial made kidnapper go bald, lawyer argues
The lawyer for one of six men convicted in the violent kidnapping of a drug kingpin says his client should get a break on sentencing because hes going bald from the stress of the lengthy court proceedings.
Dimitrios Papas was 'snookered,' lawyer says
Detroit businessman Dimitrios (Jim) Papas was "snookered" by Greektown Casino when he agreed to take promissory notes for money the casino owed him after he sold his interest in the facility, his lawyer said.
General already punished for alleged affair, lawyer says
Brig.-Gen. Daniel M�nard was yanked from Afghanistan and denied a senior appointment, all before formal charges were laid, his lawyer say
Lindsay Lohan -- Someone Get Me a Lawyer!
Filed under: Lindsay Lohan , Celebrity Justice Lindsay Lohan can't find a lawyer to save her life. Sources connected with Lindsay tell TMZ LiLo and mama Dina have been interviewing potential lawyers like crazy but, we're told, "They are suspicious of their (the lawyers') motives." We've learned Read more
Suspect's attorney seeks to suppress evidence
SILVER CITY - An attorney representing a Hurley woman charged with armed robbery said Tuesday at a hearing in District Court that he intends to file a motion to suppress evidence in the case.
Indebted restaurateur shoots lawyer, flees: police
Angered by civil debt enforcement against his well-known Bueng Chon restaurant in eastern Bangkok off the Bang Na-Trat highway, the owner yesterday shot and wounded a lawyer before hijacking a pickup truck and fleeing, police say.
HHS Secretary, U.S. Attorney General to kick-off Miami fraud prevention summit
On Friday, July 16, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will kick off the first in a series of day-long summits bringing together a wide array of federal, state, and local partners, beneficiaries, providers, and other interested parties to discuss innovative ways to eliminate fraud within the U.S. health care system. The ...
Lawyer: Veterans committee spending on trips is within its rights
By Brad Dicken and Cindy Leise, The Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA The Lorain County Veterans Service Com�mission is perfectly within its rights to set its own travel poli�cies, which permitted two employees to spend five nights in an Independence hotel while they attended a training class in May, Assistant County Prosecutor Gerald Innes said Tuesday. But county commissioners [...]
Hotel Labor Lawyer Alert: U.S. Department of Labor targets the hospitality industry | By Jim Butler
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is taking historic action. With a huge increase in funding and staffing, the DOL is specifically targeting audits and enforcement actions for every hotel, motel, and resort in the U.S. The program will search for violations of overtime rules, minimum wage, and classification of exempt and non-exempt positions. In addition, one of the primary focal points of ...
Troy King blasts oil spill compensation plan; attorney general and surgeon general to visit
MOBILE, Ala. -- Alabama Attorney General Troy King on Tuesday attacked proposed rules for handling BP oil spill claims, a day before his planned meeting with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in Mobile.
Attorney, engineer approved
The Mandeville City Council Thursday evening unanimously approved Mayor Donald Villeres appointments for a new city attorney and new city engineer.
UPDATE: Missing Siesta Key lawyer's boat found
On Monday afternoon, Siesta Key lawyer Christopher MacQuarrie left a voicemail for a friend to let
Vermont Public Service Department attorney accused of plagiarism
MONTPELIER -- The Vermont Public Service Department's top attorney is under fire for apparently plagiarizing long passages from a utility lawyer's writing in a case in which the department and utilities are fighting a proposal to give low-income residents a break on their electric bills.
Attorney asks judge to mandate evaluation
WINCHESTER -- A Loudoun County man convicted of robbing a McDonald's at gunpoint in November may need a mental exam, according to his attorney.
Jailed Tareq Aziz handed over to Iraqis: lawyer
Iraq's jailed ex-deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz has been handed over by the US military to the Iraqi authorities, his lawyer said on Wednesday, warning that his client's life is "in danger now."
County attorney starts July 28
Amherst County’s new attorney, Elizabeth “Ellen” Bowyer, starts July 28, according to County Administrator Lee Lintecum.
State's attorney election trial begins
The Jefferson County States Attorney election contest trial started on Tuesday, with a parade of witnesses who voted in the Nov. 4, 2008, election being called by former candidate Nicole Villani.
Lawyer wants all Pitino jurors dismissed
Karen Cunagin Sypher's lawyer asked a federal judge Tuesday to dismiss the entire pool of potential jurors in her extortion case, saying 60 percent have indicated they have already formed an opinion about her and the charges she faces.
Mikko's attorney: Nude models were 18
Dennis Mikko, 53, is accused of possessing child sexually abusive material, but his attorney contends that nude photos stashed inside the former 13th Circuit Court referee's briefcase portrayed women who were at least 18 years old.