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Terre'Blanche murder suspect granted bail: lawyer
One of the two farmworkers accused of killing South Africa's far-right leader Eugene Terre'Blanche was on Wednesday granted bail, his lawyer said.
MCAS attorney: No appeals in property tax case
MICHIGAN CITY Indianapolis attorney Beth Henkel, who represented Michigan City Area Schools in its property tax lawsuit against La Porte County Auditor Craig Hinchman, said Tuesday there will be no appeals to their case.
Lawyer: Insurance measure puts Mo. voters in bind
An attorney argued Tuesday that a measure defying the new federal health insurance law should be stricken from Missouri's ballot because it poses an unconstitutional conundrum for voters.
Cincinnati lawyer leads Ohio Amateur by 2
WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) � Bill Williamson makes it clear that he isn't in the Ohio Amateur because he wants to see someone else's name etched on the silver trophy.
Vt. utility agency official accused of plagiarism
The Vermont Public Service Department's top lawyer is under fire for apparently plagiarizing long passages from a utility lawyer's writing in a case in which both the department and utilities are fighting a proposal to give low-income residents a break on their electric bills.
Attorney threatens legal action over Third Ward building
A Charlotte attorney wants a building in uptown's Third Ward cleaned up and is threatening legal action. This week, Jerry Reese wrote a letter to Charlotte and Mecklenburg County leaders asking for the inspection of the former Virginia Paper Company warehouse on West Third Street.
Lawyer: "Barefoot Bandit" Doesn't Want Fame
Colton Harris-Moore Has Garnered Thousands of Fans during Alleged Crime Spree, but That Wasn't His Intention, Attorney Says
Bellemare's lawyer to grill Charest
Premier Jean Charest will face questions today from a lawyer representing former justice minister Marc Bellemare in a closed-court appearance.
State's Attorney files paperwork in Greene County murder case
CARROLLTON, Ill. (AP) -- In a story July 12 about a Greene County murder case, The Associated Press reported erroneously that prosecutors were seeking the death penalty against defendant Myra Osborne.� State's Attorney Matt Goetten filed a determination of intent to seek or decline the death penalty; he did not file a motion to seek the death penalty.
'Barefoot Bandit' Vows to Change Outlaw Ways, Lawyer Says
Colton Harris-Moore, the U.S. teenager known as the "Barefoot Bandit," will appear in a Miami courtroom today after being deported from the Bahamas. His Bahamian lawyer said he has vowed to turn his life around. United States - Colton Harris-Moore - Bahamas - Miami - Lawyer
Lawyer: "Barefoot Bandit" Doesn't Want Fame
Colton Harris-Moore Has Garnered Thousands of Fans during Alleged Crime Spree, but That Wasn't His Intention, Attorney Says
Kris Aquino's lawyer says marriage of TV host-actress and James Yap was "void from the beginning"
The lawyers of Kris are seeking declaration of nullity of marriage, not legal separation or annulment.
Attorney contests Missouri health insurance ballot
Jefferson City -- An attorney argued Tuesday that a measure defying the new federal health insurance law should be stricken from Missouri's ballot because it poses an unconstitutional conundrum for voters.
Jailed Tareq Aziz handed over to Iraqis: lawyer
Amman (Jordan), Jul 14 (AFP) Iraq's jailed ex-deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz has been handed over by the US military to the Iraqi authorities, his lawyer said today, warning that his client's life is "in danger now."
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.
Attorney General appealing conviction dismissal
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Attorney General's Office is challenging an appellate court's dismissal of doctor's homicide conviction after the physician died.
Mel Gibson's Lawyer To Meet With Police Next Week
Actor is being investigated for domestic violence against ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva.
Mel Gibson's Lawyer To Meet With Police Next Week
Mel Gibson's lawyer is reportedly set to meet with Los Angeles police next week to discuss the actor's domestic violence investigation.
Lawyer For Woman Accused Of Trying To Extort Rick Pitino Wants Jury Pool Dismissed
The lawyer for the woman accused of trying to extort Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has asked a federal judge to dismiss the entire pool of potential jurors in the case, claiming that more than half have said they've already formed an opinion about her. According the the Louisville Courier-Journal, as jury selection continued for the second day in U.S. District Court in the case against ...
Hasan's attorney unable to access key documents for case
The Article 32 hearing for accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan is now less than three months away. While Hasan's civilian defense attorney John Galligan said they recently received thousands of pages in documents as part of their discovery, he said they are still waiting for key documents and evidence.
Vermont Public Service Department attorney accused of plagiarism
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.
NY lawyer in terrorism case faces 30-year sentence
A U.S. judge will decide on Thursday whether a New York lawyer convicted of helping a terrorism suspect smuggle messages to his followers from prison should spend 30 years behind bars instead of 28 months.
Coral Gables lawyer, blinded in shooting, testifies at son's murder trial
A Coral Gables lawyer testified Wednesday against his son, who is accused of hatching a murder plot that left the attorney blinded by a gunman's bullets.
Attorney General Holder to visit Mobile
Attorney General Eric Holder will survey areas affected by the Gulf oil spill, meet local community members impacted by the disaster, meet with Gulf state attorneys general.
Attorney asks court to dismiss child death charges
The Hamilton County District Attorneys office promised not to prosecute a young mother in relation to her childs death if she took and passed a polygraph test, her attorney says.
UConn stabbing defendants lawyer says judges bond decision went too far
A veteran criminal defense lawyer says a Vernon Superior Court judge overstepped her authority when she tried to prohibit his client, a defendant in the University of Connecticut stabbing incident in which football player Jasper Jazz Howard was killed, from posting a bond through a payment plan.
Attorney General Abbott Urges South Texas Residents to Beware of Scams in the Aftermath of Flooding
LAREDO Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today warned South Texas residents to be wary of price gouging and fraudulent attempts to defraud homeowners and other residents in the aftermath of recent flooding from tropical storms.
Defense attorney pleads no contest to assault charge
Defense attorney James Valdez entered a no contest plea Tuesday to an assault charge stemming from a May incident involving...
EXCLUSIVE: Lindsay Lohan Wants New Lawyer To Represent Her For Free
It's one thing to get free swag when you're a celebrity - but a free lawyer? Troubled Lindsay Lohan - whose attorney Shawn Chapman Holley abruptly quit last week - wants her next attorney to represent her for free, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned.
Anderson Democrats' nominee for attorney general
Montgomery attorney James Anderson said he is more than ready to show the people of Alabama that he and Luther Strange, the Republican candidate that he will face in the attorney general's race in November, couldn't be more different.
CPS lawyer admits serious offences in breach of trust
The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, said that Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Sarfraz Ibrahim had disgraced the service through a serious breach of trust after he admitted charges of corruption, misconduct and attempting to perverting the course of justice.
Lawyer denies John Stamos had a fling with 17-year-old as extortion trial starts
John Stamos' attorney denies the actor had a fling with a then-17-year-old girl in 2004 who is now accused of trying to extort the star by threatening to sell compromising photos of him.
Former Iraqi deputy premier Tareq Aziz in danger, his lawyer says
Amman - Former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tareq Aziz is in fear for his life after being handed over to Iraqi authorities by the US, his Amman-based lawyer said in remarks to Al-Jazeera TV.
Cleveland Heights lawyer argues case before Supreme Court and makes Justice Scalia laugh
A local lawyer argued a case in front of the highest court in the country, made a Supreme Court justice laugh and helped lay the law of the land.
Lawyer should be prosecuted for making allegations against judges:SC
New Delhi, Jul 14 : The Supreme Court today ruled that the Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan who had made allegations of corruption against the judges including the Chief Justice of India S H Kapadia, is liable to be prosecuted for the contempt of court.
Charest to answer lawyer's questions in defamation dust-up
Premier Jean Charest said Wednesday, arriving at the Quebec City courthouse, that he would answer the questions of his former minister Marc Bellemare's lawyer.
Georgia attorney general's race heats up
Ahead of Tuesday's Georgia primary, the attorney general's race is worth watching.
Parkinson Selects Attorney to Fill Court Vacancy
Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson has appointed a Kansas City-area attorney to the state Court of Appeals, choosing him over two lower-court judges. Parkinson announced today (WED) that G. Gordon Atcheson, of Overland Park, would replace the late Judge Jerry Elliott on the 13-member appellate court.
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State Attorney conducting inquiry into LP town government
Chip Thullbery, spokesman for the State Attorney's Office in Bartow, said Wednesday that investigators are conducting a preliminary inquiry to determine whether they should open an investigation into complaints about Lake Placid town government.
Attorney seeks to set aside guilty verdict in Earnest murder trial
The attorney for a man convicted of murder in his Forest wifes death will file a motion to set aside the verdict following claims by jurors that they saw journal entries that were not allowed as evidence.
D-day for high-profile lawyer
High-profile defence lawyer Chris Comeskey will find out today whether he has a future in the profession.
D-day for high-profile lawyer
15 July 2010 High-profile defence lawyer Chris Comeskey will find out today whether he has a future in the profession.
Woodward lawyer running for treasurer
If he is elected Oklahoma state treasurer, Owen Laughlin said, his priority will be reducing wasteful spending in the state government.
Lindsay Lohan Wants Lawyer to Work For Free!
LINDSAY Lohan has delusions of grandeur! Insiders say the cash-strapped star wants her new lawyer to represent her for FREE! Lohans previous lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley, abruptly quit last week. Lindsay wants her new attorney to represent her for free. Lindsay doesnt think she should pay for a new lawyer, period, a source said. Lindsay has gone through two [...]
City attorney: Columbus Parks & Rec probe's now a criminal investigation
News that the Columbus police probe of the citys Parks and Recreation Department is now a criminal investigation comes as the city attorneys office finds two e-mail exchanges between Parks and Recreation Director Tony Adams and executives at sports-gear giant Nike in which correspondents cite a contract.
District attorney wont prosecute all gun laws
Jackson County District Attorney Gerald Fox says he will not prosecute some gun laws in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Lawyer: Insurance measure puts Mo. voters in bind
An attorney says a health insurance measure should be stricken from Missouri's ballot because it puts voters in an awkward position.
Boone's Attorney Said She Made Mistakes
The attorney for a woman accused of allegedly shooting her husband in hopes of using his life insurance money to pay off of her debt said that his client is being treated unjustly.
State protecting suspect cops in Ishrat case: Shamima's lawyer
Lawyer of the mother of Ishrat Jahan, the alleged LeT operative killed in an encounter with Gujarat police, today demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident saying they do not have faith in the state police.