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NY son of jailed radical lawyer in legal run-in
For years, the radical lawyer Lynne Stewart was a thorn in the government's side, until a New York judge sent her to prison for helping a terrorist client communicate with followers.
Advocates say attorney general 'dragging his feet' on standards to prevent prison rape
Advocates for prison inmates on Tuesday accused Attorney General Eric Holder of "dragging his feet" on adopting national standards for preventing rape in prisons.
Defense attorney says witnesses in Pitino extortion trial may have lied, no specifics given
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The attorney for the woman convicted of trying to extort University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino says prosecution witnesses may have lied during trial.
Gov't lawyer argues feds have the say on HST, not B.C.
The lawyer for a number of big business groups in B.C. says the HST was imposed by Parliament and can not be overturned by a B.C. court.
District Attorney Refiles DWI Case Against Ron Bell
The Second Judicial District Attorney's Office has refiled the driving while intoxicated case against Albuquerque attorney Ron Bell Tuesday in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court.
Fen-phen attorney faces suspension
FRANKFORT - A trial commissioner is recommending a Kentucky attorney who worked on the class-action lawsuit over the diet drug fen-phen should be suspended from legal practice for five years.
Fake Lawyer Sentenced To Federal Prison
A man who pretended to be a lawyer will now spend 57 months in a federal prison.
US Attorney says he's ready to retry Blagojevich
U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald says the government is getting ready for a retrial against ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (blah-GOY'-uh-vich).
Attorney general candidate wants to address states issues
Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, D-Elmsford, swept through the Mohawk Valley Tuesday as part of a statewide tour to try to succeed Andrew Cuomo as the states attorney general. That task will not be easy.
Lawyer: Check is proof client owns 84 percent of Facebook
The western New York man suing over claims he owns 84 percent of Facebook has a copy of a $3,000 cashier's check his lawyer says is proof of a contract with Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg.
TERESA GIUDICES LAWYER DEFENDS HER $60K SHOPPING SPREE
TERESA Giudice spent $60,000 during a recent shopping spree despite filing for bankruptcy last October. The Real Housewives of New Jersey star splashed out on home furnishings and luxury items and, according her lawyer, she was wise to do so. That was the money she earned as an advance for her book Skinny Italian, attorney [...]
Sypher attorney says witness may have lied under oath
The defense attorney for the woman convicted of trying to extort University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino says prosecution witnesses may have lied during his client's trial.
Commissioner's Attorney To Seek Prosecutor's Removal
The attorney for suspended Orange County Commissioner Mildred Fernandez wants the state attorney's office off the case, citing contact between the top prosecutor and the campaign manager for one of Fernandez' political opponents.
CBS4 RTV4 WHBF Quad Cities, IL / IA News Weather SportsBlagojevich attorney takes heat on 1 count guilty
CHICAGO (AP) - An attorney for Rod Blagojevich blames himself for the guilty verdict on one of 24 counts in the corruption trial of the former Illinois governor.
Tapes reveal attorney's murder-for-hire plot
NewsChannel 15 has obtained the surveillance tapes used to expose a Conway attorney's murder-for-hire plot.
State Attorney's Office: Riviera Beach detective hit with more charges of forgery, misconduct
State Attorney's Office: Riviera Beach detective hit with more charges of forgery, misconduct
Sypher's attorney: prosecution's witnesses lied
�� LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The attorney for Karen Sypher is accusing the prosecution's witnesses of possibly lying because they didn't give specifics.� Sypher was on trial for trying to extort money from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino. �� Attorney James Earhart made the allegation in a motion he filed asking for more time to request a new trial.� Earhart wants 45 more ...
Attorney says lies possible in Pitino case
Times wires Tuesday, August 17, 2010 LOUISVILLE, Ky. The attorney for the woman convicted of trying to extort Louisville coach Rick Pitino says prosecution witnesses might have lied at trial. James Earhart made the allegation in a motion filed in U.S. District Court asking for 45 days to investigate and request a new trial. The motion says "a key witness or witnesses" in the case of Karen ...
New NBI-7 head vows to focus on high-profile cases
Lawyer Edward Villarta yesterday took over as regional director of the National Bureau of Investigation in Central Visayas (NBI-7) and vowed to keep the bureaus image intact and unblemished.
Attorney: Man videotaped kids over safety concerns
BOISE, Idaho (AP) A lawyer for a Boise man accused of videotaping children playing in a front yard and pointing a loaded handgun at their mother says he acted as a concerned neighbor. Police arrested 38-year-old Travis Brumley late Friday after finding him crouched behind a fence near the home in north Boise where the children were playing. Brumley's attorney, Brian Blender, told a 4th ...
State Attorney's Office: Riviera Beach detective hit with more charges of forgery, misconduct
State Attorney's Office: Riviera Beach detective hit with more charges of forgery, misconduct
DA vows to curb fraud if elected attorney general
Dan Donovan, a proponent of honest government, hopes to be the states next attorney general. PHOTO BY PETER C. MASTROSIMONE It is often said that Staten Island is the forgotten borough, but all that may change as its district attorney sets his sights on filling the state attorney general seat being vacated by Andrew Cuomo.
UI law students work in Citizen Lawyer Program
First-year law students worked Tuesday afternoon at the Salvage Barn with the Friends of Historic Preservation as part of the Citizen Lawyer Program at the UI College of Law.
Blagojevich attorney takes heat on 1 count guilty
An attorney for Rod Blagojevich blames himself for the guilty verdict on one of 24 counts in the corruption trial of the former Illinois governor.
Kaine Horman's attorney files paperwork revealing text messages between Terri, Michael Cook
Kaine Horman's attorney filed paperwork objecting to the request to delay divorce proceedings between the estranged couple. Laura Rackner, Kaine's lawyer, said any delay would violate his rights and could be harmful to the welfare of their child, Kiara.
Attorney general refuses to review THS decision
The OSPCA is refusing to rollover after Ontarios attorney general vowed he will not review the withdrawal of charges against the Toronto Humane Society.
Local Lawyer Claims Victory In Red Light Camera Ruling
A local attorney known for getting his clients out of red light camera tickets has scored a victory that could affect hundreds of drivers.
MO Attorney General: New Water Quality Protections Coming for Lake of the Ozarks
The Missouri Attorney General plans to introduce new water quality protections at the Lake of the Ozarks before the Missouri Legislature meets in January.
Sink Chooses Gainesville Lawyer Smith as Running Mate
GAINESVILLE | Democratic gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink is picking Gainesville lawyer Rod Smith to be her running mate.
Local Attorney Comments on Blagojevich Verdict
Earlier Tuesday we talked to local attorney Lee Smith, who has extensive experience in federal court.
Attorney Demands Criminal Investigation of Trumbull Engineer
The attorney representing a woman fired from the Trumbull County Engineer's Office claims that engineer Dave DeChristofaro gave false reasons for the woman's dismissal. Upon taking office in January 2009, DeChristofaro dismissed Nicole Klingeman for lack of work and funds. He also claimed Klingeman was an unclassified employee.� In a pending federal suit and complaint to the State Personnel ...
DNA shows Fischer was not Filipino girl's fatherlawyer
REYKJAVIKDNA tests on the body of chess legend Bobby Fischer show he is not the father of a nine-year-old Filipino girl at the center of a row over his estate, a lawyer for a rival claimant said Tuesday.
lawyer for business groups argues feds have the say on HST, not B.C.
The lawyer for a number of big business groups in B.C. says the HST was imposed by Parliament and can not be overturned by a B.C. court.
DNA shows chess legend Fischer was not girl's father, lawyer says
REYKJAVIK (AFP) DNA tests on the body of chess legend Bobby Fischer show he is not the father of a nine-year-old Filipino girl at the center of a row over his estate, a lawyer for a rival claimant said Tuesday. US-born Fischer died in Iceland in January 2008 aged 64 and his remains were exhumed in July this year to establish if Jinky Young from the Philippines is his daughter, as the girl's ...
Former Assistant State's Attorney Gives Insight on Blagojevich Decision
Former assistant state's attorney Chuck Prorok says jurors may not have been able to agree on the other counts against Blagojevich, since the former governor may not have actually acted on them himself.
Attorney Demands Investigation of Trumbull Engineer
The attorney representing a woman fired from the Trumbull County Engineer's Office claims that engineer Dave DeChristofaro gave false reasons for the woman's dismissal.
Lawyer says Ogden man who died in house fire could have been saved by compassion
Submitted by Joe Mauceri on Tue, 08/17/2010 - 11:36pm. READ MORE: OGDEN, NC (WWAY)-- Fire officials have identified the Ogden man who died during a house fire early Sunday morning. They say the man was 66-year-old Peter Carl Darius.
Attorney general refuses to review THS decision
The OSPCA is refusing to rollover after Ontarios attorney general vowed he will not review the withdrawal of charges against the Toronto Humane Society.
City attorney wants to delay vote on Fremont 'free expression' zones
Las Vegas City Attorney Brad Jerbic plans to ask the City Council on Wednesday for a two-week abeyance on an item that would create free expression zones on the Fremont Street Experience, city spokesman Jace Radke said.
Lawyer to fight 'hoon' charge
SENIOR Perth criminal lawyer Jeremy Noble will fight a drink driving and reckless driving charge, which saw his BMW impounded under anti-hoon laws.
Lawyer defends repeat DUI offender
The lawyer for a Utah County woman recently convicted of her seventh DUI charge is speaking out. Tuesday, he explained what really happened and why he thinks there's a bigger problem in Utah.
Ted Mayer, Lawyer on $4.9 Billion Vioxx Settlement, to Run Hughes Hubbard
Mayer, co-head of the litigation group, and Gerard Cruse , who joined the firm as chief operating officer last month from Apollo Global Management LLC , will take over Scherers duties Jan. 1, Hughes Hubbard Chairwoman Candace Beinecke said today in a statement.
Queen Elizabeth Honours Malaysian Lawyer For Community Work
MELBOURNE, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- When Malaysian lawyer Lim Chuen Ren arrived here in 1988, he was surprised to see that the Asian community, especially the Chinese, did not have much financial resources and it was expensive to buy Asian produce.
Cabbie charged with sexual assault given runaround, says lawyer
The lawyer for a Winnipeg taxi cab driver - formally charged this week with sexual assault - says his client has been unduly given the runaround by the courts and the taxicab board.
Attorney says cop on trial didn't instigate sex
A police officer on trial didn't instigate the sex in the case; the woman who was the mother of the boy he arrested did, the officer's attorney said in court Tuesday.
Malaysian lawyer honoured by Queen Elizabeth
MELBOURNE, Wednesday 18 August 2010 (Bernama) -- When Malaysian lawyer Lim Chuen Ren arrived here in 1988, he was surprised to see that the Asian community, especially the Chinese, did not have much financial resources and it was expensive to buy Asian produce.
11. Queen Elizabeth honours M'sian lawyer for community work
MELBOURNE: When Malaysian lawyer Lim Chuen Ren arrived here in 1988, he was surprised to see that the Asian community, especially the Chinese, had bare financial resources and Asian produce was expensive.
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British monarch honours Perak-born lawyer
MELBOURNE, Aug 18 When Malaysian lawyer Lim Chuen Ren arrived here in 1988, he was surprised to see that the Asian community, especially the Chinese, did not have much financial resources and it was expensive to buy Asian produce.� Australia was in recession and the issue of Asian immigration raised its head, said Lim, 61, who has a successful ...
Attorney: Police chief acted in self defense
EDINBURG Edcouch and La Villa Police Chief Eloy Cardenas took the law into his own hands in 2008 when he shot a romantic rival with a shotgun loaded with bean bag shells and later tried to cover up the crime, prosecutors said Tuesday.