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Amin likely to turn approver in Sohrab case, says lawyer
Ahmedabad, Jul 26 (PTI) In a shot in the arm for CBI, former Deputy Superintendent of Police N K Amin, an accused in the Sohrabuddin encounter case, is likely to file an application for becoming an approver, his lawyer said here today.
Rights lawyer targeted
Iranian police have tried to arrest the lawyer of a woman sentenced to death by stoning.
NY Attorney General candidate Rice didnt vote until age 38
MINEOLA If Kathleen Rice is to became the states attorney general, she might want to encourage young voters not to follow her lead when it comes to going to the polls.
Lawyer Tiwari dies
LAWYER S. Tiwari died on Monday morning of a brain haemorrhage. He was 64. He was rushed to the hospital on Sunday after he had a severe headache.
Arrest warrant reportedly issued for lawyer in stoning case
Berlin - An arrest warrant has been issued for Iranian lawyer Mohammad Mostafaei, and his wife and brother have already been arrested, opposition websites reported Monday.
Former cop Amin may turn approver in Sohrab case: lawyer
In a shot in the arm for Central Bureau of Investigation, former deputy superintendent of police N K Amin, an accused in the Sohrabuddin encounter case, is likely to file an application for becoming an approver, his lawyer said on Monday.
Attorney general helps businesses hit by scams
Consumers aren't the only ones who are victims of scams and shady operators. The Ohio attorney general's office said last week that in the year since it began accepting complaints from small businesses, more than $115,000 has been recovered or saved as a result of its investigations.
Bruce lawyer may want evidence suppressed
MICHIGAN CITY Melissa Bruce, who is accused of neglect of a dependent in connection with the death of her 4-year-old daughter, Savannah Pioch, in September 2008, was in La Porte Superior Court on Thursday.
Injured attorney may take case to state high court
A Clinton Township attorney injured in a soccer match by an alleged "slide tackle" in violation of recreational game rules says a court decision erroneously gives weekend jocks carte blanche to play too rough.
Activist: Wife, brother of lawyer in Iran stoning case arrested
Iranian authorities have arrested the wife and a brother of a lawyer who is defending a woman facing imprisonment and possible execution by stoning, a human rights activist said Monday.
LOCAL FOLKS: Country lawyer
CORINTH Corinth attorney Randolph Walker Sr. describes himself now as a country lawyer, referring to his current practice of general law.
French police question L'Oreal heiress
Police are questioning France's richest woman, her lawyer told CNN Monday, as they investigate claims one of her advisers gave envelopes of cash to French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Labor Minister Eric Woerth.
'He's Not a Role Model'
Lawyer for the 'Barefoot Bandit' says the 19-year-old doesn't like the attention he's getting and is not interested in selling his story
Blago attorney, judge spar; Court dismissed early
The defense attorney for former governor Rod Blagojevich said he would be willing to go to jail for his client.
Lawyer says 'Barefoot Bandit' not interested in selling his story and journey wasn't planned
The "Barefoot Bandit" has received movie and book offers but is not interested in telling his story nor does he want anyone else to do it, his attorney said Sunday.
Charleston lawyer new W.Va. GOP chief
West Virginia Republicans have a new party leader. Charleston lawyer Mike Stuart was elected chairman of the party Saturday. He defeated former chief Doug McKinney 74 to 45 in voting at the state Republican Executive Committee meeting in Morgantown.
Attorney calls story of elderly mom living in filth exaggerated
Vernon Harris is accused of forcing his bed-ridden mother live in filth, covered in feces, in a room crawling with bugs
Local Attorney Could Bond Out Of Jail Today
A local attorney accused of trashing his client's yard could bond out of jail Monday.
L'Oreal Heiress Questioned by French Police
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Lawyer says L'Oreal heiress questioned by French investigators in probe into family finances
PARIS - The heiress to the L'Oreal cosmetics fortune was questioned Monday by French investigators in a probe into her finances that has embroiled President Nicolas Sarkozy's government.
Attorney General Probes Excessive Salaries In Bell
BELL, Calif. (AP) -- Just days after firing three of the highest paid municipal employees in the United States, the mayor and other town leaders of this modest Los Angeles suburb could find their own jobs in jeopardy.
Lawyer: Odgren's first-degree murder sentence too harsh
A Middlesex Superior Court judge should give convicted murderer John Odgren a chance to be paroled someday, his lawyer argued in court Monday.
Johnson-McNish selected by GOP as new county attorney
Marshall Countys Republican Party selected local lawyer Laura Johnson-McNish as county attorney July 14. The appointment was awaiting Gov. Mark Parkinsons approval this week.
Attorney seeks to force change in execution method
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - On the heels of two states switching to a single-drug execution method, a defense attorney for multiple Kentucky death row inmates wants a judge to consider if the state's three-drug protocol is unconstitutionally cruel.
Lawyer drops out of Jefferson Parish School Board race
Bryce Murray, a Metairie employment lawyer, is no longer a candidate in the 4th District race for Jefferson Parish School Board. Bryce Murray Murray withdrew from the contest late Friday, saying he would rather support a candidate who shares his...
Blagojevich judge, attorney clash; jury sent home
CHICAGO Rod Blagojevich's defense attorney clashed with the judge today over his planned closing arguments, pledging to go to jail if he is prohibited from telling jurors about witnesses that prosecutors never called.
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Blagojevich defense attorney clashes with judge
Rod Blagojevich's defense attorney clashed withthe judge Monday over his planned closing arguments, pledging to go to jail if he is prohibited from telling jurors about witnesses that prosecutors never called.
Blago lawyer threatened with contempt
Rod Blagojevich's lawyer, Sam Adam Jr., announced to U.S. District Judge James Zagel that he wouldn't follow the judge's order barring him from arguing that the government didn't call some key witnesses to point the finger at the former governor. "I'm willing to go to jail for this, your honor," Adam said. As Adam left the courthouse, he told reporters he has not decided if he will return for ...
Lawyer: Lohan has made friends in jail
Lindsay Lohan is adjusting to life behind bars and she has even found a friend or two, according to her lawyer.
Iranian human rights lawyer under threat of arrest
Islamic Republic government has issued a warrant to arrest prominent human rights lawyer, Mohammad Mostafai. Zamaneh was informed that Mostafai's wife and brother-in-law, Feresteh and Farhad Halimi were arrested Saturday night.
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.
County Attorney to resign his post
Outgoing Winona County Attorney Chuck MacLean has given county leaders notice of his intent to resign August 6, stating in a press release Friday he would begin a position as visiting law professor at the Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law in Knoxville, Tenn.
LOCAL FOLKS: Country lawyer
CORINTH Corinth attorney Randolph Walker Sr. describes himself now as a country lawyer, referring to his current practice of general law.
State to get $4 million in settlement with drug maker
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says Wisconsin will get more than $4 million in a multistate settlement with drug manufacturer AstraZeneca.
Ive been through worse, says lawyer facing libel rap
If he could speak the truth about former President Gloria Arroyo, he could do the same to celebrity doctor Vicki Belo, lawyer Argee Guevarra said Monday, reacting to his indictment for his allegedly libelous status updates against Belo on his Facebook account.
G20 death issue 'unsatisfactory'
The Attorney General says it was "profoundly unsatisfactory" that "a conflict of evidence" led to no charges being brought in Ian Tomlinson's death.
Affidavit: Terri Horman paid attorney $350,000
PORTLAND The attorney for Kaine Horman filed a motion in court Monday to force Terri Moulton Horman to disclose where she was getting money to pay her lawyer fees. KGW obtained a copy of the affidavit Monday which showed that Terri had paid her attorney, Stephen Houze, $350,000. Now Kaine wants to know where that money came from and whether she took out a loan that could affect his financial ...
Winona County Attorney leaving post
WINONA, Minnesota (WXOW) - After nearly 14 years, Winona County Attorney Chuck MacLean is trading the courtroom for the classroom.
Senate and Attorney General candidates sit down together in Florida Decides specials
Florida Senate and Attorney General candidates will join Bay New 9's Al Ruechel Aug. 1 and 2.
Lawyer fears low bar for charge in duck boat crash
PHILADELPHIAA lawyer for the mate piloting the tug that crashed into a duck boat in Philadelphia fears his client could face felony charges for simple negligence.
Scotching airport deal could take years: lawyer
The Commerce Commission could investigate a buy-in deal between Auckland International Airport and Queenstown Airport, but a decision to overturn the agreement would be rare and could take years, a leading competition lawyer says.Air...
Lawyer for tug pilot in Philly crash fears felony
A lawyer for the pilot of the tug pushing a barge that sank a duck boat in Philadelphia fears his client could face felony charges under federal law.
Kaine Horman asks court to have estranged wife pay half of his attorney fees
Kaine Horman's attorney asks the court to set a hearing date if Terri Moulton Horman contests the motion to have her pay Kaine Horman to help cover his legal expenses, and disclose the source of any money used to pay her attorney.
Lawyer: Gambling not illegal
The lawyer for a restaurant owner accused of running a gambling house where Cincinnati police seized $1 million in cash over the weekend said poker games held at the establishment even high-stakes ones are not illegal.
Lawyer Fears Low Bar For Charge In Duck Boat Crash
A lawyer for the mate piloting the tug that crashed into a duck boat in Philadelphia fears his client could face felony charges for simple negligence.
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.
Texas attorney general appeals EPA decision to overturn state's air permitting program
DALLAS - Texas is appealing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's overturning of a 16-year-old Texas air permitting program. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Monday he filed the state's petition for reconsideration with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans.
Mich. AG says drug company to pay state $584,000
The Michigan attorney general's office says a subsidiary of pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson will pay $584,000 to the state's Medicaid Trust Fund as part of a lawsuit settlement.
Odgren lawyer seeking reduced sentence
WOBURN, Mass. -- The lawyer for a teen convicted of stabbing a classmate to death appeared in court on Monday to ask for a reduced sentence.