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Attorney Bruce Gardner comments on Discovery shooter moving from jail
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Severe depression and the development of psychotic behaviors, that's what experts working for Defense Attorney Bruce Gardner says Hammad Memon is coping with.
Attorney: Race, class were wronged pimp's ruin
Johnny Saintil, a Fort Lauderdale native of Haitian descent, sits in jail awaiting a federal trial Monday on charges of recruiting two girls for an Internet-based prostitution ring in Broward County. The 28-year-old faces up to life in prison if convicted.
Lawyer: Husband of missing Texas woman has 'watertight alibi'
The husband of a Texas woman missing since March has a "completely watertight alibi" on the day his estranged wife disappeared, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer says South Carolina mom accused of killing sons remorseful
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) -- The mother accused of suffocating her two young sons and trying to cover it up by staging an accident says she is remorseful and has been speaking with the family minister, her attorney said Wednesday.
Nebraska attorney general won't defend abortion law
Nebraska's attorney general will not defend a new state law requiring health screenings for women seeking abortions, because there is little chance that the controversial law will prevail in court, his spokeswoman said Wednesday. Abortion - United States - Pro-life - Law - Essays
Lawyer suggests client viewed child porn for the risk
A Kitchener man discovered with a huge collection of child pornography got a thrill from the risk he was taking by doing something illegal, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Fernandez attorney calls for recusal
Attorney Anthony Suarez has sent a letter to Governor Charlie Crist, asking that State Attorney Lawson Lamar recuse himself from a case involving his client, former Orange County Commissioner Mildred Fernandez.
Rumford lawyer completes suspension terms
LEWISTON Rumford lawyer Seth Carey, who was suspended last year following complaints about ethical and competency lapses, was reinstated and can practice law again in Maine beginning next week.
Rumford lawyer completes suspension terms
LEWISTON Rumford lawyer Seth Carey, who was suspended last year following complaints about ethical and competency lapses, was reinstated and can practice law again in Maine beginning next week.
Democrats for attorney general vow they'll back each other after primary
David Aronberg and Dan Gelber have been fighting hard in final weeks In the final stretch before Tuesday's primary election for attorney general, Democrats Dave Aronberg and Dan Gelber are beating each other up over an issue they once agreed on.
County attorney's office under scrutiny
Winona County commissioners called for a management review ofthe county attorneys office late Tuesday night, immediately aftercommissioners ended a closed session to discuss allegations againstan unnamed county employee.
Pentagon: Talk between top lawyer, WikiLeaks attorney didn't happen
The top lawyer for the Pentagon tried to talk to an attorney who said he represented the WikiLeaks website on Sunday, August 15, but the attorney never showed for the 10 a.m. telephone call, according to a Defense Department spokesman.
Lawyer for Harlem Man Shot By Police Claims Improper Use Of Deadly Force
The man who survived a Harlem police shoot-out with more than 20 bullet wounds is expected in court again Thursday. The district attorney's office says Angel Alvarez "could possibly be" facing a grand jury indictment. But Alvarez's lawyer says any indictment with more serious charges would be based on flimsy testimony by police officers who improperly used deadly force. Currently, a criminal ...
Attorney sentenced to six years for defrauding clients
A district court judge on Wednesday sentenced a Brownsville attorney to six years in state prison for defrauding more than a dozen clients on cases he handled.
Lawyer: SC mom accused of killing sons remorseful
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) The mother accused of suffocating her two young sons and trying to cover it up by staging an accident says she is remorseful and has been speaking with the family minister, her attorney said Wednesday.
Norfolk District Attorney candidates spar over who has best experience for the job
Four seasoned lawyers are playing a game of politicians vs. prosecutors as they vie to become Norfolk Countys new district attorney. Three Democrats -- Michael Morrissey, Michael Chinman and Joseph Driscoll -- and an Independent -- Jack Coffey -- compared resumes and argued over the merits of their varied levels of courtroom experience at a GateHouse Media editorial board meeting on Aug. 16.
Former U.S. attorney wins GOP nod by 700 votes
Wyoming's former U.S. attorney Matt Mead beat state Auditor Rita Meyer by about 700 votes for the GOP's gubernatorial nomination in Tuesday's primary. Mead now faces Leslie Petersen, the state Democratic Party chairwoman, in the general election to replace Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal, who is term- limited.
B.C. lawyer compares anti-HST protesters to potheads
Comparing the grass-roots campaign to overturn the HST to potheads, a lawyer representing big business says their efforts have been a waste of money and time because the Legislature of B.C. can't eliminate the tax.
Lawyer reinstated more than 14 years after being struck off rolls
SINGAPORE: A lawyer was reinstated on Thursday after having been struck off the rolls for more than 14 years.
Gang opens fire at lawyer in Chitwan
A motorcycle-borne gang of around six persons opened fire at and injured a lawyer, Padam Dahal, in Chitwan Thursday morning. According to eyewitnesses, the attackers opened fire at Dahal in front of the District Police Office (DPO) at 11 am.
George Boley Sr.'s lawyer says witnesses in Africa were paid to testify
Federal authorities are paying witnesses in Liberia to testify that George Boley Sr. of Clarkson committed atrocities during Liberia's Civil War, Boley's lawyer said.
District Attorney's Office approves law enforcement agreement with Robinson Rancheria
ROBINSON RANCHERIA, Calif. An agreement to allow Robinson Rancheria's federally commissioned law enforcement officers to direct file cases with the Lake County District Attorney's Office has been finalized.
Lawyer: S.C. mom accused of killing sons remorseful
ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) The mother accused of suffocating her two young sons and trying to cover it up by staging an accident says she is remorseful and has been speaking with the family minister, her attorney said Wednesday. "She's tearful, as...
Local U.S. attorney generals office subpoenas McNeil records
The U.S. Attorney Generals Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has subpoenaed documents from McNeil Consumer Healthcare in regard to this years multiple product recalls, Johnson & Johnson announced last week.
Pauper attorney costs scrutinized
Defendants in criminal cases in Tippecanoe County would have to provide better proof that they cannot afford a private attorney if the Tippecanoe County Council has a say.
Attorney: Race, class, play a role in charges for Fort Lauderdale pimp
Johnny Saintil, a Fort Lauderdale native of Haitian descent, sits in jail awaiting a federal trial Monday on charges of recruiting two girls for an Internet-based prostitution ring in Broward County . The 28-year-old faces up to life in prison if convicted.
Lawyer forecasts suspended sentence for singer on HIV sex charge
Darmstadt, Germany - Nadja Benaissa, the 28-year-old singer with the German pop band No Angels, could walk free with a suspended jail sentence for infecting men with HIV, a lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer: SC mom accused of killing sons remorseful
ORANGEBURG, S.C. The mother accused of suffocating her two young sons and trying to cover it up by staging an accident says she is remorseful and has been speaking with the family minister, her attorney said Wednesday.
Attorney for wronged Fort Lauderdale pimp asks for same deal Palm Beach billionaire received
Attorney for wronged Fort Lauderdale pimp asks for same deal Palm Beach billionaire received
Trademark Attorney Josh Gerben Files 1,001st Trademark Application
Trademark attorney Joshua M. Gerben, Esq., recently filed his 1,001st trademark application.� Mr. Gerben is the founder of Gerben Law Firm and TrademarkArmor.com, an online trademark registration service. �
Antwaun Cooks Lawyer: Dont Blame Fantasia
*A lawyer for Fantasias married boyfriend Antwaun Cook has come forward to comment on the pairs affair and his split from wife Paula Cook, stating the American Idol winner is not to blame for his marital woes. Antwaun would be remiss not to address the criticism and judgment he has received, Cooks lawyer, Nicole Sodoma, [...]
Attorney: Lindsay Lohan's Release from Rehab Still Up in the Air
"She's good, but that's all I'm going to say," states lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley
U.S. Attorney: Sypher Doesn't Need More Time
The U.S. attorney's office said there is no reason to give Karen Sypher more time to file for a new trial.
Lawyer: accused Tinley Park attorney caught in family feud
A Tinley Park attorney accused of ripping off an elderly veteran actually is a pawn in an ugly family feud over control of the man's cash, according to the lawyer's attorney. Gary R. Williams, who practices law at 16710 Oak Park Ave., is being investigated on allegations he never told Angelo Biondo he was drawing up a living trust instead of a will, according to formal charges issued by the ...
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster asks for more commentary on day 2
The Missouri attorney generals symposium on Lake of the Ozarks water quality concluded with tourism officials requesting further pursuit of science and information and Attorney General Chris Koster asking for more comments from the public. Attorney General Kosters Office invites you to submit written comments until Sept. 18. The comments on the symposium will be up for consideration until the ...
Lawyer reinstated after 15 years
FIFTEEN years after he was disbarred for offering a bribe to a police officer to let his client off, 56-year-old Nirmal Singh succeeded on Thursday in being reinstated as a lawyer.
Lawyer in hot water over fraudulent cashier's check
The U.S. government filed charges yesterday against a lawyer for taking $184,947.49 in proceeds from a fraudulent Citibank cashier's check. Danilo T. Aguilar is being accused of two counts of laundering of monetary instruments.
Alleged cancer faker now has a lawyer
MILTON, Ont. - The lawyer for an Ontario woman accused of faking terminal cancer and taking money raised to help her says he is hoping she will be released from jail Friday.
Sanctions sought on private lawyer in massacre trial
THE lawyer of Maguindanao massacre prime suspect Andal Ampatuan Jr. asked Quezon City Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes to sanction private prosecutor Nena Santos over her claims that former President Arroyo became irate when she learned that she was to testify for the Ampatuan clan.
Doctors attorney: Define charges
MARTINSVILLE Martinsville attorney John Boren is not happy with the state when it comes to his client, Dr. John Reynolds, he said Wednesday morning during a hearing in Morgan Count ...
Lawyer requests mental evaluation for Theall
Will the man accused of shooting his infant son undergo a mental evaluation? Adam Theall's attorney was requesting just that this morning in court. The 21-year-old Blossvale man is accused of shooting his three-month-old son in front of his parent's home back in June.
Lawyer for Ontario woman accused of faking cancer hopes she gets bail Friday
MILTON, Ont. - The lawyer for an Ontario woman accused of faking terminal cancer and taking money raised to help her hopes she will be released from jail Friday, though he is concerned for her once she is out.
Roller Rink Lawyer: Inconsistencies In Rape Claim
A 12-year-old girl says she was gang-raped inside a storage room at a roller rink. But Skateworks' lawyer says her claim that she was dragged there doesn't match surveillance cameras.
Tata Negro's "killer" gets PAO lawyer
Lawyer Jerry Robertson Mira of the Public Attorney's Office who was appointed as counsel of Jimmy Diala who allegedly shot to death Crisostomo "Tata Ne-gro" Llaguno last May, asked the court for ample time to prepare the necessary documents for the defense.
Lindsay Lohan's Lawyer -- No Decision ... Yet
The Lindsay Lohan unscheduled court hearing is over, and according to LiLo's lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley , nothing has been decided yet in terms of when Lindsay will get out of UCLA .
Lawyer: Family expects $25 million in homeless man's death
The family of the homeless man killed on the beach in June has informed city officials that they expect damages in a potential civil lawsuit could exceed $25 million. The dollar amount was listed in a claim letter sent to the city by attorney Carl La Mondue, who is representing the family of Michael Knockett.
Local U.S. attorney generals office subpoenas McNeil records
The U.S. Attorney Generals Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has subpoenaed documents from McNeil Consumer Healthcare in regard to this years multiple product recalls, Johnson & Johnson announced last week.
'Inconsistencies' in Skateworks rape account, lawyer claims
Girl made 'misleading' assertions in police interview, attorney claims A lawyer for Skateworks claims there are "inconsistencies" in a 12-year-old girl's account of rape at a Woodlawn roller rink last Saturday.
Attorney: Haleigh Cummings was Probably Strangled
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Tommy Croslin, one of three people believed to have been in a mobile home the night Haleigh Cummings disappeared, told investigators he thinks she was strangled by his cousin, his attorney said today.
Lawyer, developer charged in North Providence corruption case
Prosecutors allege four extortion and bribery schemes totaling more than $100,000.