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Sudan jails three opposition journalists - lawyer
KHARTOUM (Reuters) - A Khartoum court jailed three opposition journalists after finding them guilty of destabilising the constitutional system, their lawyer said on Thursday, in the latest sign of a media crackdown.
Lindsay Lohan Hires OJ Lawyer Robert Shapiro
Lindsay Lohan is pinning her hopes of avoiding jail time on famed O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Shapiro, who successfully defended the Hall of Famer against charges that he murdered his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman. Robert Shapiro - O. J. Simpson - Lindsay Lohan - Nicole Brown Simpson - OJ Simpson
Attorney Charged with Fraud
An attorney from Scranton is in trouble for illegally getting prescription medication.
Karen Sypher's lawyer files motion to throw out jury in extortion case involving Rick Pitino
Karen Cunagin Sypher's lawyer has filed a motion asking for the jury in her extortion case to be thrown out and for the case to be tried somewhere other than Louisville.
Attorney: No racing at Renegade likely has bigger ramifications
GALIEN - A Michigan Court of Appeals ruling on the 2006 granting of a special use permit for a racetrack could have implications beyond Galien Township, the township's attorney believes.
Attorney suggests Portsmouth council sue sheriff over duties
PORTSMOUTH The city attorney told council members Thursday they should consider suing Sheriff Bill Watson to force him "to perform his duties" after a feud over who should book jail inmates. City Attorney Tim Oksman described the situation in an e-mail as one of several crises involving Watson.
Dolloff's lawyer seeks acquittal or new trial
The lawyer for Linda Dolloff convicted in May of trying to kill her husband is seeking either an acquittal or new trial.
Attorney looking for Florida cable customers to join suit
A�Mississippi attorney filing suit against cable giant Comcast is calling for Florida residents to join his case.
Prominent Lawyer Faces Charges
Scranton Lawyer Robert J. Foley Jr., is accused of illegally abusing prescription drugs.
Lawyer Pleads No Contest to Dissuading Witness
A Sherman Oaks attorney entered a plea of no contest to dissuading a witness yesterday, the District Attorneys Office reported. Sean Erenstoft, 42, entered the plea to one felony count and faces sentencing Sept. 15 before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David Wesley.
Decatur Attorney Charged In Sex Abuse Case
Decatur, IL- A Decatur attorney has been arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with teenage boys. According to Decatur Deputy Chief Todd Walker, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for local attorney
Graham appoints lawyer as new information czar
Premier Shawn Graham has tapped Fredericton-lawyer Anne Bertrand to become the province's first access to information and privacy commissioner.
NH lawyer out $240,000 in scam targeting attorneys
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) A New Hampshire lawyer is out $240,000 after falling prey to an international internet scam.
Repentant lawyer thrown a lifeline
Chris Comeskey has often had a jury hanging on his every word in criminal trials, but yesterday it was his own future he was fighting for.Speaking so softly that those watching strained to hear, the normally outspoken criminal...
Lindsay Lohan Hires New Lawyer
Famous O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Shapiro will take on the troubled actress Jessica Sorentino Earlier this month, Lindsay Lohan was sentenced to 90 days in jail followed by 90 days in rehab by Judge Marsha Revel for violations of her 2007 DUI. However, the actress refuses to accept the sentence calmly and remains adamant that her lawyer should appeal it. Lohans lawyer throughout the trial ...
NH lawyer out $240,000 in scam targeting attorneys
A New Hampshire lawyer is out $240,000 after falling prey to an international internet scam. New Hampshire - United States - Business and Economy - Recreation and Sports - Politics
Jury finds attorney guilty of mortgage fraud
An attorney is convicted of mortgage fraud.
Attorney Charged In Sex Payment Drops Out Of Race
A southwestern Indiana attorney facing charges that he had sex with a female client for her to pay off a $550 debt for legal work has withdrawn as a candidate for county prosecutor.
Defense lawyer at UN Rwanda genocide tribunal shot dead in Tanzania with nephew and neighbor
Tanzanian police say they're investigating the killing of a defense lawyer for a U.N. tribunal in northern Tanzania that tries suspects in Rwanda's 1994 genocide.
Attorney General Jack Conway warns of leaded jewelry
The agency is investigating whether the jewelry is being sold by any stores in Kentucky other than Rainbow and 5-7-9 stores.
Defence lawyer at UN Rwanda genocide tribunal shot dead in Tanzania with nephew and neighbour
Tanzanian police say they're investigating the killing of a defence lawyer for a U.N. tribunal in northern Tanzania that tries suspects in Rwanda's 1994 genocide.
Attorney: Immigration law puts cop's job at stake
A Phoenix police officer's attorney says the officer could be fired if he doesn't enforce the state's new immigration law, which he has sued to block.
Lawyer quits campaign over sex charge
A southwestern Indiana attorney facing charges that he had sex with a female client for her to pay off a $550 debt for legal work has withdrawn as a candidate for county prosecutor. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
Attorney: Immigration law puts cop's job at stake
PHOENIX - A Phoenix police officer's attorney says the officer could be fired if he doesn't enforce Arizona's new state immigration law, which he has sued to block.
Lawyer Falls Victim To Internet Scam
A New Hampshire lawyer is out $240,000 after falling prey to an international Internet scam, investigators said.
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan hires O.J. Simpson's lawyer
London, July 15 : Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan has hired lawyer Robert Shapiro to help avoid a jail-term given to her after the violation of a 2007 probation.
Court overturns decision on Jackson attorney's disbarment
A Jackson attorney disbarred by the state Supreme Court earlier this month, can once again practice law, her attorney said.
Design, change led to fatal garage accident, lawyer says
A lawyer representing the family of the 15-year-old killed by a falling concrete panel at the O'Donnell Park parking garage charged Thursday that shoddy design and an on-site decision to change the steel connections were responsible for the death.
Attorney: Immigration law puts cop's job at stake
PHOENIXA Phoenix police officer could be fired if he doesn't enforce the state's new immigration law he has sued to block, an attorney told a federal judge Thursday in the first major hearing in one of seven challenges to the strict crackdown.
Rwanda genocide tribunal defense lawyer shot dead
Tanzanian police say they're investigating the killing of a defense lawyer for a U.N. tribunal in northern Tanzania that tries suspects in Rwanda's 1994 genocide. Rwanda - Tanzania - Rwandan Genocide - Lawyer - Africa
Attorney General Jon Bruning Joins a Coalition in Spport of Immigration Reform
Attorney General Jon Bruning announced Thursday that he has joined a coalition of states led by Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox to file an amicus brief in federal court supporting Arizonas common-sense immigration reform law.
Bush Justice Attorney Says He Never Authorized Harsh Interrogation Techniques
House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers says former assistant attorney general Jay Bybee's comments about interrogation techniques are highly relevant to criminal probe.
Attorney in Fontana suit files motion to transfer recycler's case
The attorney for a Fontana recycling plant owner who is suing San Bernardino County in federal court for $100 million has filed a motion to transfer the case to San Bernardino Superior Court.
Lawyer quits campaign over sex charge
A southwestern Indiana attorney facing charges that he had sex with a female client for her to pay off a $550 debt for legal work has withdrawn as a candidate for county prosecutor. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
Rhode Island attorney general exits governor's race, citing good of Dem party, endorses rival
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island's attorney general says he's leaving the race for governor because a divisive Democratic primary might hurt his party's chances of winning.
Disgraced lawyer Chris Comeskey suspended for 9 months
High-profile lawyer Chris Comeskey has today been suspended from practising law for nine months after admitting professional misconduct charges
Attorney: Surprise Police Chief Hughes was asked to fire aide
Chief Dan Hughes' attorney said request came a day before Chief Dan Hughes was placed on leave.
Attorney General Plans Investigation Of Bar Arrest
The state attorney general will undertake an independent review of the Manchester Police Department's actions related to the arrest of a man outside a city bar.
Attorney charged with prescription abuse
SCRANTON - An attorney is facing charges that he acquired more than 3,400 units of assorted controlled substances illegally at pharmacies in Lackawanna, Luzerne and Monroe counties.
Attorney Wants High Profile Extortion Case to Be Moved
The attorney representing a woman charged with extorting University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has asked that the jury seated in the case be dismissed.
City attorney: Officer violated policy tasering Georgia woman
A Lumpkin, Georgia police officer who repeatedly tasered a 57-year-old woman violated police policy but resigned before he could be fired, a city attorney said Thursday.
N.B. names Fredericton lawyer as province's first privacy commissioner
Fredericton lawyer Anne Bertrand has been named New Brunswick's first access to information and privacy commissioner.
NY lawyer gets 10-year term in terrorism case
Associated Press - July 15, 2010 5:05 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - A judge had resentenced a 70-year-old civil rights lawyer to 10 years in prison for letting a jailed Egyptian sheik communicate with...
Attorney General has opened criminal investigation of Strange Brew brouhaha
New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney said his office has opened a criminal investigation into the March 3 incident at the Strange Brew Tavern. "The purpose of the criminal investigation will be to determine if any persons involved in that altercation violated provisions of the criminal code," said Delaney.
Attorney: No racing at Renegade likely has bigger ramifications
GALIEN - A Michigan Court of Appeals ruling on the 2006 granting of a special use permit for a racetrack could have implications beyond Galien Township, the township's attorney believes.
Judge announces he will sentence lawyer to 10 years in prison in terrorism case
NEW YORK (AP) Judge announces he will sentence lawyer to 10 years in prison in terrorism case. Once again, the All-America high school swim team has a Greenwich feel to it with eight competitors from Greenwich High School.
Judge announces he will sentence lawyer to 10 years, 1 month in prison in terrorism case
NEW YORK (AP) Judge announces he will sentence lawyer to 10 years, 1 month in prison in terrorism case. Once again, the All-America high school swim team has a Greenwich feel to it with eight competitors from Greenwich High School.
OH attorney general investigates Fremont shooting by police
While the Ohio attorney general takes over the investigation, the two officers put on administrative leave following a fatal standoff have been reinstated.
Kaine wants wife out of house; lawyer: investigation a 'witch hunt'
Court documents reveal that Kaine Hormans lawyer is asking a judge to move up Terri Hormans move-out date up to July 15 or 16. The judge did not make a decision Thursday.
Former Fort Pierce attorney tried to fake drug test, officials say
FORT PIERCE A former attorney with an admitted cocaine addiction and numerous brushes with the law was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly trying to fake a court-ordered urine test.