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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.
Hodges Wins Georgia Attorney General Democratic Nomination
Former prosecutor Ken Hodges easily defeated state Rep. Rob Teilhet to claim the Democratic Party's nomination for attorney general in one of the most heated battles in Georgia's election season.
Health overhaul needs redo, Minnesota attorney general candidate says
Signaling that he intends to place federal health care reforms at the center of his campaign for attorney general, Republican Chris Barden on Tuesday kicked off a multicity tour to declare that the reforms would damage Minnesota's health care system.
State's attorney pushes hearsay appeal
Top prosecutor James Glasgow asked the third appellate court to double the 30-day deadline he had to appeal Judge Stephen White's ruling on 15 hearsay statements the state's attorney is trying to get admitted at Peterson's murder trial.
New attorney on agenda for county commissioners
Cameron County Commissioners Court on Thursday could hire new senior legal counsel to lead its legal division. The issue will be discussed in executive session at a 5 p.m. regular meeting of commissioners court to be held at the Dancy Building.
Rotellini vies for Attorney General post
Felecia Rotellini might not be from state but she is all about helping the people of Arizona in her campaign for Attorney General.
Man accused in courthouse bombing plot to get new lawyer
The man accused of trying to blow up the federal building in downtown Springfield last year has won a motion to get a new lawyer. Michael C. Finton, 30, was in court Tuesday for a competency hearing that ended up being postponed after the judge added a yet-to-be named attorney to Finton's defense team.
Grand Island hires city engineer and assistant city attorney
The city of Grand Island has hired two new employees -- a city engineer and an assistant city attorney.
Houston lawyer couple open wallets to oust Perry
A Houston husband-and-wife lawyer team is planning to donate more than $3 million this year toward knocking Republican Gov. Rick Perry out of office and helping Democrats win control of the Texas House.
Laredo attorney is Trial Lawyer of the Year
A Laredo lawyer who won a $47.5 million verdict against one of the country's largest private prison companies over the beating death of an inmate has been named the 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Public Justice Foundation.
New district attorney
Ashland County Circuit Court Judge Robert Eaton, right, swears in Kelly McKnight as the new Ashland County district attorney. McKnight was recently appointed by Gov. Jim Doyle to replace Sean Duffy, who resigned as DA to focus on his candidacy in the 7th Congressional District race.
Attorney discusses upcoming hearing
Attorneys seeking to dissolve the marriage of fallen Wharton volunteer firefighter Thomas Araguz and his widow Nikki Araguz will request the temporary restraining order freezing all assets and insurance payments be made a temporary injunction Friday.
District Attorney : Retry 3 for rape at dorm
WEST CHESTER The district attorney's office will ask a Common Pleas Court judge to reconsider his decision to bar the retrial of three men accused of raping a Lincoln University student after a mistrial was declared in the case.
Lawyer gets 18-36 months for sneaking drugs into jail
MEDIA COURTHOUSE A 62-year-old attorney who took advice from a 23-year-old client on how to smuggle drugs into Delaware Countys prison was formally sentenced Monday to serve 18 to 36 months in jail.
County attorney candidates face off over immigration
Three candidates for Maricopa County attorney faced off in their first public debate, the discussion centering on ongoing hostility among elected county officials and on the overwhelming issue of the election season: immigration.
Local attorney garners national award
Local attorney Ronald Rodriguez has been selected as the recipient of Public Justices 2010 Trial Lawyer of the Year award.
Grand Island hires city engineer and assistant city attorney
The city of Grand Island has hired two new employees -- a city engineer and an assistant city attorney.
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 gets 18-36 months for sneaking drugs into jail
MEDIA COURTHOUSE A 62-year-old attorney who took advice from a 23-year-old client on how to smuggle drugs into Delaware Countys prison was formally sentenced Monday to serve 18 to 36 months in jail.
Lawyer says Alamo should get new trial
Tony Alamo should get a new trial because sex with minors was incidental to his purpose for traveling across state lines, his lawyer argues in Alamos most recent appellate brief.
Burg Simpson Attorney Wins Law Week Colorado's 'Compleat' Lawyer Award 2010
Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., is delighted to announce that Stephen J. Burg has won Law Week Colorado's Compleat Lawyer award for 2010. Burg Simpson attorney, Reeves Whalen, was also named among three other finalist for the award.
French footballer's attorney says he is innocent
An attorney for a French soccer star said Wednesday there is "no evidence" her client ever knew that the striking prostitute he admits having sex with was under age.
Tollison floated for U.S. attorney
OXFORD - State Sen. Gray Tollison's name is on the way to President Barack Obama to consider as North Mississippi's new U.S. attorney. U.S. Rep. Travis Childers of Booneville confirmed Monday that Tollison is "among those considered."
James Scott Farrin Attorney Continues Service at NC Advocates for Justice (NCAJ)
Attorney Michael Jordan, a shareholder and personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, has agreed to continue his service as Publication Chair for the North Carolina Advocates for Justice (NCAJ).
Jury convicts attorney of mortgage fraud
STATESBORO, GA - After a three-day trial, a jury in federal district court returned a guilty verdict yesterday against Emanuel County, Georgia attorney John R. Thompson on mortgage fraud charges. The case was tried before District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield at the U.S. Courthouse in Statesboro, Georgia.
Facebook lawyer unsure Zuckerberg signed pact
A lawyer for Facebook Inc. said she was unsure whether company founder Mark Zuckerberg signed a contract that purportedly entitles a New York man to 84 percent of the world's biggest social-networking service. Paul Ceglia sued Facebook and Zuckerberg in state... Facebook - Mark Zuckerberg - New York - Lawyer - New York City
Lawyer seeks exam for Behrman's bike
Martinsville -- A man convicted in the 2000 slaying of an Indiana University student wants his own experts to examine the bicycle she was riding the day she vanished.
Texas attorney plans to enter co-op legal fray
Member-owners of the Socorro Electric Cooperative might have a high-profile Texas attorney on their side in the lawsuit brought against them by the non-profit electric utility.
Attorney wants evidence out of Cunigan Sypher's extortion trial
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The attorney for a woman charged with trying to extort University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino wants thousands of pages of evidence excluded from the trial. James Earhart, who represents Karen Cunagin Sypher, said in a motion filed late Tuesday night that prosecutors have turned over about 3,100 pages of evidence since March. Earhart says the large volume of ...
House hires attorney in corruption investigation
Associated Press - July 21, 2010 9:45 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The state House of Representatives has hired an attorney to help deal with allegations of political corruption.
County attorney waits for AG opinion on mojo
Pearl River County board of supervisors attorney Joe Montgomery said on Tuesday that he has drawn up a statute banning the sale of mojo what some call a synthetic marijuana in Pearl River County.
Attorney Wants Evidence Out Of Pitino Extortion Trial
LOUISVILLE (AP) - The attorney for a woman charged with trying to extort University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino wants thousands of pages of evidence excluded from the trial.       James Earhart, who represents Karen Cunagin Sypher, said in a motion filed late Tuesday night that prosecutors have turned over about 3,100 pages of evidence since March. Earhart ...
Sypher attorney wants evidence excluded
James Earhart says the large volume of documents makes it difficult to review all the material so close to the trial date.
Jury convicts attorney of mortgage fraud
STATESBORO, GA - After a three-day trial, a jury in federal district court returned a guilty verdict yesterday against Emanuel County, Georgia attorney John R. Thompson on mortgage fraud charges. The case was tried before District Court Judge B. Avant Edenfield at the U.S. Courthouse in Statesboro, Georgia.
Lawyer: Conrad Black likely to be released Wed.
CHICAGO (AP) -- A lawyer for Conrad Black said he expects the former media magnate to walk free on bond Wednesday from the Florida prison where he has been serving a 6�-year sentence for defrauding investors. After a bond hearing in U.S. District Court in Chicago, Black attorney Miguel Estrada ...
Karen Sypher attorney wants evidence excluded from Rick Pitino extortion trial
James Earhart, who represents Karen Cunagin Sypher, said in a motion filed late Tuesday night that prosecutors have turned over about 3,100 pages of evidence since March.
District Attorney administrator gets unusual sentence
A former official in the Harris County District Attorneys office received probation for stealing thousands of dollars.
Lohan's Attorney: "Lindsay's Having a Difficult Time Adjusting"
After starting her jail sentence just yesterday, Lindsay Lohan 's attorney says she's "having a difficult time adjusting." 8 things Lohan can expect behind bars "She's trying to make the necessary adjustments to an ... Read More Other Links From TVGuide.com Lindsay Lohan
Court says Menard attorney should not get job
Home improvement chain Menard Inc. does not have to reinstate a female executive who was fired after complaining about her pay, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
Attorney wants evidence out of extortion trial
The attorney for a woman charged with trying to extort University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino wants thousands of pages of evidence excluded from the trial.
Langford attorney files Motion to Stay against SECs Summary Judgment request
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) A motion filed by Larry Langford's attorney on Tuesday is intended to block the SEC in their request for Summary Judgment in the civil trial against Langford and his co-defendants.
Court says Menard attorney should not get job
Wisconsin Supreme Court says Menard attorney should not get job back in discrimination case
Lohan's Attorney: "Lindsay's Having a Difficult Time Adjusting"
After starting her jail sentence just yesterday, Lindsay Lohan's attorney says she's "having a difficult time adjusting."
District attorney considers death penalty in Loyalhanna slayings
Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck acknowledged Wednesday that he is considering seeking the death penalty against an Indiana County man accused of killing his mother, sister and aunt.
9:55am -- Lovington Lawyer Is New 5th Judicial District Judge
Gov. names James Templeman to replace Judge Don Maddox, who retired July 1. Lovington lawyer James Templeman has been appointed to fill the vacancy in the 5th Judicial District Court, Division IV, in Lovington, created by the resignation of state District Judge Don Maddox . . .
Destination Cellars Joins ALM / The Lawyer Invitational as Charter Sponsor and Luxury Partner
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 21, 2010) - ALM / The Lawyer Invitational , the legal industry's first national golf tournament, is pleased to announce that Destination Cellars is now a charter sponsor and luxury partner. As a partner, Destination Cellars will showcase some of its winery selections at tournaments across the nation. ALM / The Lawyer Invitational is a multi-tournament event for ...
Court Says Menard Attorney Should Not Get Job
Wisconsin Supreme Court says Menard attorney should not get job back in discrimination case United States Supreme Court - Discrimination - United States - Government - Supreme Court
Lawyer says client's suspended license, drunken driving not to blame for fatal crash
Crash victim's excessive speed is to blame for the fatal crash on South Division Avenue last fall, says the attorney for Ronald Windom.
Adams' lawyer bids for legal aid
The brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams is seeking legal aid to help his fight against child abuse charges.
Attorney General asked to appear before Jharkhand HC
Ranchi, July 21 (PTI) Jharkhand High Court today asked the Attorney General of India to appear in person before it as it was not satisfied with the Centre's affidavit on why the Delimitation Commission left out Jharkhand during its exercise last year.