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Defendant's lawyer in Adenhart case says he did not intend to drive drunk
A lawyer says her client did not intend to drive drunk before a crash that killed Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two passengers, including a Manhattan Beach man.
Khadr's lawyer collapses during trial
The military trial of the youngest Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadre was postponed Thursday after the defendant's lawyer collapsed during a break.
Lawyer suffers burns in acid attack
KOTA KINABALU: A lawyer suffered burns on his face and body when he was attacked with what is believed to be acid by two men on a motorcycle at Damai Plaza yesterday.
Local attorney gives insight into Blago trial
After 12 days of deliberations, jurors in the trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich say they've reached agreement on only two of the 24 counts against him. The most damaging are racketeering and attempted extortion and bribery charges We turned to Rock Island attorney Jack Schwartz for interpretation of what the jury's indecision possibly means. "I'm sure the prosecution is worried ...
Lawyer's collapse halts Canadian's Guantanamo trial
US NAVAL BASE AT GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba (AFP) - The war crimes trial of a young Canadian came to an abrupt halt after his only military defense lawyer collapsed and was rushed to hospital.
HPs top lawyer in eye of storm again
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 13 Hewlett-Packard Cos top lawyer, Mike Holston, came to the company on the wings of a board spying scandal in 2006. He is now at the centre of another storm, this time surrounding the ouster of his friend, chief executive Mark Hurd. As HPs general counsel, Holstons office helped direct the investigation into a sexual ...
Khadr's lawyer collapses
Omar Khadr's war-crimes trial has been thrown into disarray -- his defence lawyer collapsed in the courtroom and is in hospital. It could signal a lengthy delay in the proceedings.
Attorney faults work of investigator in family's slaying
He faced criticism before in Drew Peterson case A defense attorney said Thursday that an Illinois State Police investigator widely criticized for his handling of the 2004 drowning death of Drew Peterson's third wife did a poor job of documenting his work in the case against an Oswego man accused of killing his wife and three children in 2007.
Vandals damage slats on attorney's window
The outside of attorney George Ford's private office has been vandalized again.
Dominic Barbara a lawyer in love:
Dominic Barbara, the divorce lawyer who's been divorced three times himself, has fallen in love with a client, Marie D'Ambrosio, 45. But Barbara...
Lawyer Calls For Oversight In Harlem Shooting Probe
The lawyer for a bystander injured in a deadly police-involved shooting in Harlem spoke out Thursday while calling for federal monitoring of the investigation.
Lawyer arrested in murder-for-hire against wife asks to see her
COEUR D'ALENE�-- A jailed North Idaho lawyer accused of hiring a hitman to kill his wife is asking to see her. According to court documents, Edgar Steele's attorney requested a federal judge allow Steele "to have a one time supervised visit with Cyndi Steele to take place at the Spokane County Jail." The documents cite the reason for the visit is to discuss "common property and interests as well ...
Legal commission finds lawyer Naidu guilty
Fijis Independent Legal Services Commission has found lawyer Dorsami Naidu guilty of complaints of unsatisfactory professional conduct and professional misconduct.
Arthur attorney asks high court to review DNA denial from 09
MONTGOMERY The murder-for-hire conviction of Tommy Douglas Arthur, one of Alabamas longest-serving death row inmates, has been appealed again. Arthurs attorney filed a petition requesting the Alabama Supreme Court review a 2009 judges decision not to grant Arthur a new trial.
Attorney General Warns LI About Health Care Lending
Discusses Investigation Into Predatory Credit Cards Attorney General Andrew Cuomo addressed Long Islanders this week, speaking at the Glen Cove Senior Center about health care-related credit card schemes targeting seniors and vulnerable patients. AG Cuomo said he has subpoenaed health care clinics and credit card companies including Chase Health Advance, Citi Health, and GE Moneys CareCredit.
Lawyer asks SC to stop SLEX toll hike
MANILA, Philippines - A lawyer on Friday urged the Supreme Court to issue a status quo order that will stop the implementation of a 250% increase in toll rate of the South Luzon Expressway.
Lawyer's clients to get some refund - www.roanoke.com
People who paid Ann Marie Miller to handle their bankruptcy will get back about a fifth of their money. Former clients of Roanoke bankruptcy attorney Ann Marie Miller who paid for work that was never done will be reimbursed an average of slightly less than 20 cents on the dollar, according to a court order issued this week in Roanoke Circuit Court.
Hall County attorney: New budget is very likely unsustainable
Hall County Attorney Mark Young has a good news/bad news message for the Hall County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.
Coppell city attorney releases procurement card report
Coppell City Attorney Robert Hager has completed his investigation regarding purchases made on a city procurement card by former Mayor Jayne Peters. The report concludes that $7,827.72 was charged to the card, for which the city had not received reimbursements or receipts.
Lawyer calls $3M bail in Bloods slaying case a ploy
TRENTON -- The reputed head of Trenton's Gangster Killer Bloods remained jailed on an unprecedented $3 million murder bail yesterday while the court considers allegations that attorney lawyer Robin Lord is too involved professionally with other gangster co-defendants to represent him.
Lawyer files TRO vs SLEX toll hike
Lawyer Ernesto Francisco prodded the Supreme Court to stop the toll rate increase in the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).
Putnam ex-lawyer Jane Posner gets 5-15 years in $339G theft
CARMEL A former Southeast lawyer who admitted to stealing $339,000 from a client at a real estate closing was sentenced Thursday in Putnam County Court to five to 15 years in state prison after trying unsuccessfully to withdraw the guilty plea she entered earlier this year.
Lawyer collapses in court
A war crimes trial was left hanging for a young Canadian, after his defence lawyer collapsed.
Lawyer: NY flight attendant wants to return to air
NEW YORK (AP) The fed-up flight attendant who set a new standard for quitting when he abandoned his job via an emergency chute apparently isn't as much of a quitter as everyone thought.
District attorney, NEWS take over victim services
The Napa County District Attorneys office and Napa Emergency Womens Services are now collaborating to serve all victims of crime from the initial contact through the criminal justice system.
Lawyer: NY Flight Attendant Wants to Return to Air
Lawyer: JetBlue flight attendant in infamous meltdown wants to return to flying Flight attendant - JetBlue Airways - Aviation - Business - Transportation
"Birther" attorney's case referred to full court
A request to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito by "birther" attorney Orly Taitz asking that $20,000 in sanctions against her be reversed was referred this week to the entire court.
Lawyer wants death of Woods Services patient reopened in light of Nevins death
Robert Percaro and Bryan Nevins had much in common. Both were autistic New Yorkers who lived for years at Woods Services in Middletown Township, Bucks County.
Jackie Johnson takes the district attorney's oath
BRUNSWICK - Newly appointed District Attorney Jackie Johnson took the oath of office Thursday at the Glynn County Courthouse for a ceremonial beginning to her tenure as the chief prosecutor of the five-county Brunswick Judicial Circuit. Johnson appeared awed by the number of people who crowded into the spacious jury assembly room. There were judges from two circuits, police officers, other ...
State attorney general candidate vows to fight government corruption
Republican Dan Donavan has served as Richmond County district attorney in Staten Island the past seven years.
Canon lawyer defending area priest in abuse case
This article has been read 0 times. CHARLEROI - A canon lawyer representing a Pittsburgh-area priest accused of sexually abusing two males years ago says the priest denies the accusations and claims they are "not credible."
Lawyer: NY flight attendant wants to return to air
NEW YORK (AP) The fed-up flight attendant who set a new standard for quitting when he abandoned his job via an emergency chute apparently isn't as much of a quitter as everyone thought.
Lawyer wants death of Woods Services patient reopened in light of Nevins death
Robert Percaro and Bryan Nevins had much in common. Both were autistic New Yorkers who lived for years at Woods Services in Middletown Township, Bucks County.
Lack of Bluff City attorney puts speed camera tickets in limbo
BLUFF CITY Bluff City still doesnt have a city attorney, and that could be good news for drivers cited for speeding by the towns traffic cameras but bad news for the towns coffers.
Lawyer says flight attendant wants to return to the friendly skies
STEVEN SLATER: �It�s been amazing, the support and love.�By VERENA DOBNIK and DAVID B. CARUSO ��The fed-up flight attendant who set a new standard for quitting when he abandoned his job via an emergency chute apparently isn't as much of...
Vandals damage slats on attorney's window
The outside of attorney George Ford's private office has been vandalized again.
Lawyer: American detained in Turkey for alleged collaboration with Kurdish activists
A lawyer says Turkish authorities have detained an American freelance journalist for alleged collaboration with Kurdish activists charged with links to Kurdish rebels.
Lawyer in court on fraud charges
A former partner at London law firm Mishcon de Reya appeared at Southwark crown court accused of plotting to cheat a bank out of more than �18 million.
Mum's the Word: Niles attorney has a nose for history: Discovery of ring sheds light on Fort St. Joseph
NILES -- Maybe it's digging through law books that honed Niles attorney Mary Ellen Drolet's ability to uncover items lying around Niles since, roughly, the year George Washington was born.
Lawyer: Steven Slater wants to return to air
NEW YORK (AP) The fed-up flight attendant who set a new standard for quitting when he abandoned his job via an emergency chute apparently isn't as much of a quitter as everyone thought.
Khadr trial on hold, lawyer still in hospital
The unexpected hospitalization of Omar Khadr's lawyer has put his war-crimes trial on hold in Guantanamo Bay.
Khadr trial on hold, lawyer still in hospital
The unexpected hospitalization of Omar Khadr's lawyer has put his war-crimes trial on hold in Guantanamo Bay.
Lawyer: Steven Slater wants to return to air
NEW YORK (AP) The renegade flight attendant who cursed out a passenger and emergency-chuted to folk-hero status thanked the world for its support and said he wants to go back to work.
Outgamie County District Attorney faces possible public reprimand
MADISON -- The Office of Lawyer Regulation wants to publiclyreprimand Outagamie County District Attorney Carrie Schneider,saying she didn't disclose a plea deal a witness had made andallowed him to lie on the stand.
Omar Khadr defense attorney being airlifted from Guant�namo
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- The military was evacuating Omar Khadr's lone defense attorney from this remote Navy base for medical treatment on U.S. soil Friday, indefinitely delaying the first full war crimes trial of the Obama administration.
94-year-old Hudson County lawyer has no interest in retirement
Reena Rose Sibayan/The Jersey JournalLester Miller, 94, a lawyer, inside the Brennan Courthouse in Jersey City Lester Miller, a lawyer with a storied eight-decade career in Hudson County, is 94 and has "no interest in retiring," as reported in todays...
Canadian's Guantanamo trial is halted, lawyer ill
A young Canadian's Guantanamo war crimes tribunal was indefinitely suspended on Friday because his lawyer was being flown back to the United States for medical treatment.
N.J. Attorney General keeping close eye on sale of Meadowlands Hospital
Google mapsA map view of the Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucus. SECAUCUS The attorney general sees a number of issues concerning the proposed sale of the Meadowlands Hospital, according to a report on northjersey.com. MHA LLC, a private investment group...
Gitmo trial delayed due to attorney's illness
A defense official at Guantanamo Bay says the war-crimes trial of Canadian Omar Khadr will be delayed at least 30 days due to an attorney's illness.
State disbars Crossville attorney
Crossville attorney Anthony W. Turner of Crossville was disbarred by the Tennessee Supreme Court, it was announced July 30. In the same announcement the state reported he was ordered to provide restitution to seven former clients.