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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.
Environmental attorney hired; papers filed to fight class-action status
Lower Merion School District officials approved a motion Monday night to bring in an attorney on environmental issues.
`Bookseller of Kabul' writer to pay subject
A lawyer says the author and publisher of the best-selling "The Bookseller of Kabul" have been sentenced to pay 250,000 kroner ($40,200) in damages to a woman portrayed in the book.
Angered at client, lawyer accused of vandalizing home
Albert E. Ford II, a Longwood environmental and land-use lawyer, was apparently upset with a client who filed a complaint against him with The Florida Bar. So he burglarized the man's house and business.
Gansler unopposed for attorney general
ANNAPOLIS - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is officially running unopposed for re-election.
Local attorney joins Keller Construction
Edwardsville's former city attorney has joined Keller Companies management team.
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 jailed for trashing client's home
A Florida lawyer was in jail Saturday, charged with armed burglary after allegedly vandalizing the home and business of a former client.
Kansas Attorney Jailed On Sex Crime Charges
A Kansas attorney has been charged with enticing a minor and receiving child pornography, Johnson County court records show.
Local attorney recognized by city
A prominent local attorney is recognized by the Cincinnati Recreation Commision for helping raise over $217,000 to keep the city's pools open.
Lawyer to meet with Treasury about dollar coins
ST. MARYS, GA. A south Georgia lawyer's campaign to encourage people, banks and merchants to circulate dollar coins has attracted the attention of the U.S. Treasury.
Attorney general praises Mid-Columbia farmers
KENNEWICK -- Attorney General Rob McKenna laid on some folksy charm during a lunch Friday with a loc
SFO calls lawyer in over case
The serious Fraud Office says it has gone as far as it can in investigating Blue Chip and is seeking the help of a lawyer who has led the charge for hundreds of victims of the failed investment scheme.Barrister Paul Dale will...
Attorney sentenced for operating illegal sports betting business in Dearborn
DEARBORN HEIGHTS/DEARBORN -- A local attorney and two area businessmen were sentenced Tuesday to terms of court supervised probation and fines of $2,000.00 each for their roles in a large scale sports betting operation.
SFO calls lawyer in over case
The serious Fraud Office says it has gone as far as it can in investigating Blue Chip and is seeking the help of a lawyer who has led the charge for hundreds of victims of the failed investment scheme.Barrister Paul Dale will...
Attorney sentenced for operating illegal sports betting business in Dearborn
DEARBORN HEIGHTS/DEARBORN -- A local attorney and two area businessmen were sentenced Tuesday to terms of court supervised probation and fines of $2,000.00 each for their roles in a large scale sports betting operation.
NY Attorney General candidate didn't vote until she was 37
MINEOLA (AP) If Kathleen Rice is to become the states attorney general, she might want to encourage young voters not to follow her lead when it comes to voting. Newsday is reporting that the Nassau County district attorney didnt...
Blagojevich Lawyer Is Familiar With Test
Sam Adam Jr., one of Rod Blagojevichs lawyers, faces a tough challenge in his closing argument, but he is no stranger to such pressure.
Former NH Attorney General accused of drunk driving
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Republican strategist and former New Hampshire Attorney General Thomas Rath was arrested this week.
18-Year Gap in Voting for Attorney General Hopeful
Kathleen M. Rice, the Nassau County district attorney and a Democrat, did not vote in a single election until almost two decades after registering in 1984.
Attorney: No Criminal Charges
Criminal charges will not be filed against the Delmar man who allegedly chased and tackled a 14-year-old boy who rang his doorbell and ran. That's according to his lawyer.
FBI Agent sank Quinoy case, lawyer for alleged victim says
WHITE PLAINS The lawyer for the man at the center of the lone remaining charge in the Jose Quinoy case pointed a finger at an FBI agent for the not guilty verdict and deadlocked count that was returned Thursday by a federal jury.
Lawyer, law expert disagree on Bettis' responsibility within racketeering lawsuit
A federal racketeering lawsuit that claims credit repair companies bilked clients for millions of dollars names New Bern Mayor Lee Bettis as a defendant, but it does not claim that Bettis was part of the alleged credit repair scam.
GOP lawyer Steve Stoll under inquiry by Florida Bar
Steve Stoll, a politically connected Republican attorney in Fort Lauderdale arrested last month in a mortgage fraud case, is now under investigation by the Florida Bar.
Attorney general contest turns negative
Once the friendliest contest around, the Democratic primary race for attorney general is turning negative as the primary nears.
Attorney General optimistic about plans to stop Asian Carp
Earlier this week, Wisconsin and four "Great Lakes states" filed a lawsuit against the federal government and Chicago's Water Department.
New U.S. attorney remembers roots, promotes safety
HARRISBURG - Peter J. Smith, the new U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, drew much inspiration for his four decades in public service from his Luzerne County childhood."I grew up in a family where my parents were great readers," Smith
Harding, NJ lawyer 'Skippy' Weinstein injured after falling off horse
HARDING Known for throwing legal adversaries off in the courtroom, attorney Stephen ''Skippy" Weinstein is recovering after he was thrown from the back of "Critter," his quarterhorse.
Can Blagojevich lawyer go on offensive while backtracking?
Sam Adam Jr. has his work cut out for him. After the government laid out its corruption case against Rod Blagojevich with 27 witnesses over a brisk 23 days, he has to go back to the jury in his closing argument and explain why the disgraced former governor didn't testify, when Adam said he would in his opening statement.
Democrats get behind trial attorney at convention
Scottsbluff trial attorney Mike Meister kicked off his 100-day campaign Saturday after being unanimously voted in as the Democratic gubernatorial candidate during the 2010 Nebraska Democratic Party State Convention.
Lawyer seeks Seattle Times reporter's notes
A lawyer for Christopher Monfort has asked a King County Superior Court judge to issue a subpoena for a Seattle Times reporter's notes of two interviews with Monfort.
Lawyer loan fees gouge 9/11 crews
It's a victory with a steep price tag. Ground Zero heroes who accept a settlement of their toxic-illness suits against the city will get socked with a slew of legal expenses -- including shockingly high-interest payments on loans to their lawyers. Retired NYPD Emergency Service Unit Sgt. John Boesch...
Federal lawsuit over police rape charge wont succeed, county attorney predicts
Grand Junction City Attorney John Shaver said last week he would be highly surprised if a lawsuit against the Grand Junction Police Department and some of its former and current personnel is successful. The lawsuit comes from a Grand Junction woman who accused former Grand Junction police officer Glen Coyne of raping her.
Attorney may not be appointed for you
Criminal defendants in southwest Missouri will not be eligible for a state public defender until next month because of high caseloads and overworked lawyers.
Environmental attorney hired; papers filed to fight class-action status
Lower Merion School District officials approved a motion Monday night to bring in an attorney on environmental issues.
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.
Crash victim, Peekskill's corporation counsel, recalled as a good lawyer, friendly colleague
PEEKSKILL Paul Schwerman, Peekskill's corporation counsel who died in a car crash Friday, was remembered as a good lawyer and a friendly colleague.
St. Charles County prosecuting attorney challenged in primary
St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Jack Banas has taken aim at Wentzville Municipal Court Judge Michael Carter, his opponent in the Aug. 3 Republican primary race for prosecuting attorney.
Wantage lawyer joins Newton firm
Wantage Attorney Catherine Anne Gacquin recently joined the Newton law firm of Hollander, Strelzik, Pasculli, Pasculli, Hinkes, Gacquin, Vandenberg & Hontz, LLC.
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 demands 'slander' hearing
Jacob Hafter, a Las Vegas lawyer and former attorney general candidate, has demanded a hearing with the Nevada State Bar, which sanctioned him during the run-up to June's primary election because of comments attributed to him.
Adam wins MasterChef
Lawyer Adam Liaw has won the second series of MasterChef , beating student Callum Hann.
Adam wins MasterChef
Lawyer Adam Liaw has won the second series of MasterChef, beating 20-year-old student Callum Hann.
Adam wins MasterChef
Lawyer Adam Liaw has won the second series of MasterChef, beating 20-year-old student Callum Hann. Both hail from South Australia, shared a bedroom and have, during the competition, become close friends.
Lawyer Adam Liaw crowned MasterChef
Lawyer Adam Liaw has won this year's MasterChef competition in a cook-off against fellow South Australian Callum Hann.
Attorney Jim Voyles has defended many sports figures, all with unbridled passion and energy
Jim Voyles has made his living as a criminal defense attorney. He has made his name representing athletes, which sometimes has quite literally required him to go the extra mile.
Prominent lawyer killed in car crash
Dartmouth Police are investigating a car accident that killed a prominent lawyer.
Attorney General optimistic about plans to stop Asian Carp
Earlier this week, Wisconsin and four "Great Lakes states" filed a lawsuit against the federal government and Chicago's Water Department.
Benzema's lawyer confident new evidence clears him
Karim Benzema's lawyer is confident that preliminary charges will be dropped against his client after the revelation of new evidence in favour of the Real Madrid striker. Sylvain Cormer, Benzema's lawyer, said the player's former girlfriend was with Benzema on the evening he allegedly solicited an underage prostitute.
Environmental attorney hired; papers filed to fight class-action status
Lower Merion School District officials approved a motion Monday night to bring in an attorney on environmental issues.