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Kenneth Donald Pezzulla, Towson attorney, dies at 81
Towson attorney helped immigrants buy homes, collected evidence for the Nuremberg tribunals Kenneth Donald Pezzulla, an attorney who assisted immigrants in buying their first homes and later helped develop an Ocean City condominium, died of a sarcoma Aug. 26 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 81 and lived in Lutherville.
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo visits state fair one day after launching probe of corruption at fair
"I am here today to enjoy the fair," he said. The gubernatorial candidate paid for his own ticket.
Attorney General WILL study Dr Kelly papers that could finally lead to an inquest
Mr Grieve and his officials will shortly begin poring over post-mortem reports which Lord Hutton controversially ruled should be kept under lock and key for 70 years.
Attorney General to Prosceute Case Against Ex-State Police Trooper
The attorney generals office is now in charge of prosecuting the case against an ex-Louisiana State Police trooper, whos accused of sex crimes against young girls
Ex-Geneva Steel attorney pleads not guilty to fraud
Ex-Geneva Steel attorney pleads not guilty to fraud By Steven Oberbeck The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Sep 1, 2010 06:39PM MDT Chicago attorney Stephen Garcia has pleaded not guilty to charges handed up in a federal grand jury indictment that accuses him of having committed fraud during his involvement in the Geneva Steel bankruptcy. The World War II-era steel mill on the eastern shore of Utah ...
Attorney for Carmel HS player: Postpone trial
An attorney for one former Carmel High School basketball player accused of attacking younger students has asked that his client's trial be postponed.
Missouri attorney general creates task force on domestic violence law
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Attorney General Chris Koster has created a task force to recommend changes to Missouri's laws against domestic violence. Koster said Wednesday that Missouri's legal framework for domestic violence cases is 30 years old, and it's time to evaluate how well it is working today. Besides Koster, the task force consists of Deputy Attorney General Joe Dandurand; Democratic ...
Attorney smuggles drugs into prison
A retired defense attorney from southern Illinois is behind bars in Indiana after being arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle heroin-filled condoms into a federal prison.  
District Attorney-Elect Says Pacheco Spending Out Of Control
District Attorney-elect Judge Paul Zellerbach is concerned Rod Pacheco is spending too much of the office's budget.
Lawyer: Healthcare reform violates rights
LAS VEGAS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A candidate for Nevada attorney general says healthcare reform violates at least seven amendments to the U.S. Constitution and has sued seeking to overturn it. Nevada - United States - United States Constitution - Attorney general - Politics
Missouri attorney general examines domestic violence laws
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced plans Wednesday to examine the state's domestic violence laws, which Koster said have not been updated in 30 years. Koster has created a legislative task force to review the legislation, with meetings already planned in St. Louis, Columbia and Kansas City this month. According to a press release, the first of these will be Sept. 7 ...
Lawyer: Salmonella suits coming in fast
MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- A Minneapolis law firm specializing in food safety cases says lawsuits about salmonella-tainted eggs are coming in "like crazy." Law - Lawsuit - Law firm - United States - Food safety
Williamson County attorney's office gets Web exemption
Williamson County attorney's office gets Web exemption
Attorney for Carmel HS player: Postpone trial
An attorney for one former Carmel High School basketball player accused of attacking younger students has asked that his client's trial be postponed.
Lawyer faces discipline hearing
WINDSOR, Ont. — Windsor lawyer Neal Guttman will face a hearing next month to determine whether he engaged in professional misconduct.
Attorney dies, murder trial postponed
FRANCISTOWN: High court Justice, Modiri Letsididi, has ordered that an attorney should be found for murder accused, Richard Josiah, whose lawyer died recently.
Local attorney appeals nuisance abatement
MUSCATINE, Iowa - Muscatine attorney Greg Johnston, whoseWhiteway Hotel was spared from demolition in 2005 after he agreedto renovate the exterior, is appealing a nuisance abatement noticeon another property he owns.
Attorney's Killer Gets Tough Sentence
Daniel Kahanaoi gets life plus 20 years for the murder of Craig Kimsel. Kimsel was hiding Kahanoi's girlfriend.
Attorney For Fired City Worker Speaks Out
The attorney for a fired Memphis worker is speaking out about the state's whistleblower law.
Innkeepers Plan Support Agreement With Lehman Denied by Judge, Lawyer Says
Innkeepers USA Trust was denied by a judge from entering a plan support agreement with Lehman Ali Inc. and Apollo Global Management LLC, a lawyer for Innkeepers’s largest creditor said.
Lawyer: Army Private Tied to WikiLeaks Materials Has Mental Health Issues
A lawyer for the Army private charged with giving classified material to WikiLeaks says his client has mental health problems that could avert a court-martial.
Port St. Lucie attorney, former judge, appointed to nominating committee for state Supreme Court
PORT ST. LUCIE — Local attorney and former circuit court Judge Cynthia G. Angelos has been appointed to Florida’s Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Committee by Gov. Charlie Crist .
Supreme Court considers barring lawyer
ACT Chief Justice Terence Higgins has heard an application to have a Canberra lawyer found guilty of professional misconduct struck off the practitioners roll.
Lawyer refuses to bar Lynch from Bodi proceedings
An attorney for the Executive Council has rejected Liquor Commission chairman Mark Bodi's request that Gov. John Lynch be barred from being part of his removal proceedings.
Attorney-General corners another mischief maker
The Attorney-General’s determination to ensure that bad judges are exposed and mischief makers consigned to their respective places for justice to be served to the people of Ghana unhindered, has claimed yet another casualty.
Attorney General Candidates Meet in Upstate Debate
Three democratic candidates for attorney general participated in the first debate of the primary race Tuesday night.
Kane state's attorney submits resumé for judgeship, may resign
John Barsanti may resign from his post as Kane County state's attorney before the year is up.Veteran 16th Circuit Judge Michael J. Colwell announced Wednesday that he plans to retire at the end of November. Now serving his second elected term as state's attorney, Barsanti already has applied to fill the anticipated vacancy.
Attorney not guilty in courthouse chest-bump
After a brief trial Wednesday afternoon, an Aurora attorney was found not guilty of chest-bumping another attorney during a courthouse confrontation. Christopher Carroll was charged with misdemeanor battery after a run-in with Elgin attorney Jonathon Carbary on the first floor of the Kane County Courthouse in December 2009.
Lawyer criticizes survivor in Cheshire home invasion
A lawyer for one of two men charged in a deadly 2007 home invasion criticized the sole survivor of the attack that killed his wife and two children, saying he was trying to sway the jury with frequent comments to the news media.
Lawyer: Prosecutor faces federal probe
A lawyer confirmed Thursday that federal authorities are investigating ties between his client and Waterbury State’s Attorney John Connelly, and blasted their tactics.
Attorney: HS principals rebuffed attempt to stop webcam monitoring
A lawyer in the webcam suit against the Lower Merion School District has asked a judge for a second time to have the district pay $418,000 in fees associated with the plaintiffs’ costs.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from trust
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A former Cape Girardeau lawyer has pleaded guilty of felony stealing for embezzling $325,000 from a deceased client's trust fund.
Attorney General Silvio Camilleri appointed Chief Justice
Attorney General Silvio Camilleri will be sworn in as Chief Justice next week, succeeding Vincent De Gaetano who moves to Strasbourg as judge at the European Court of Human Rights.
Attorney General appointed Chief Justice
Silvio Camilleri will be sworn in as Chief Justice next week. Attorney General Silvio Camilleri will be sworn in as Chief Justice next week, succeeding Vincent De Gaetano who moves to Strasbourg as judge at the European Court of Human Rights.
Government to appoint Attorney General Silvio Camilleri to Chief Justice
Attorney General Silvio Camilleri is set to be sworn in as Chief Justice, succeeding Vincent de Gaetano who will take up his post as Judge at the European Court of Human Rights on September 9.
Nashville lawyer worries prison is deliberately neglecting paralyzed inmate
A Nashville lawyer fears his paralyzed client may not be getting the treatment he needs after prison officials failed to take him to medical appointments and then said he wasn't physically able to make it to court.
Dr David Kelly post-mortem files sent to Attorney General
Attorney General Dominic Grieve has requested files relating to the death of weapons inspector David Kelly, it was reported today.
Attorney: gradual progress in rectifying bookkeeping, upload practices in recorder’s office
DECORAH – Winneshiek County Attorney Andrew Van Der Maaten said Monday, gradual progress is being made toward rectifying concerns with some practices in the county recorder’s office.
Lawyer’s big donations aim to shape gubernatorial race
Steve Mostyn isn’t running for governor, but his millions are making his voice heard in the showdown between Gov. Rick Perry and former Houston mayor Bill White. Back to Basics, a political action committee largely funded by Mostyn’s fortune earned as a lawyer, has bought almost $2.5 million in advertising since the beginning of the summer — producing three campaign ads attacking Gov. Rick Perry ...
Dutch authorities release Yemeni suspects
Lawyer blasts 'disgraceful' Dutch arrest of two Yemenis following US 'suspicion'.
Wausau attorney Ryan Lister has license suspended
The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the license of a prominent Wausau attorney for the second time in three years.
Attorney challenges autopsy
The defense attorney for an Odessa man charged in his wife’s death filed a potentially controversial pre-trial motion Wednesday seeking to suppress an autopsy from evidence in the case because it was not conducted by the Ector County Medical...
Attorney offers details in Birchwood case
Residents of Ackley’s Birchwood First Subdivision live outside the east city limits and believe the county is responsible for repairing and cleaning the streets. They have filed suit in district court.
State's attorney candidates differ on child sex cases, violent crimes
SALISBURY -- The candidates running for Wicomico County state's attorney, a group separated by their ages, which side of the courtroom they represent and their philosophies on running the office, say they would prosecute violent crimes and child sex crimes in different ways.
No grand jury probe of Deal, lawyer says
No federal grand jury is investigating former congressman Nathan Deal, the lawyer for the Republican governor candidate said Wednesday. On a Monday television news show, Randy Evans rebutted claims that there is such a probe and elaborated Wednesday in an interview.
Attorney General to be appointed Chief Justice
Attorney General Silvio Camilleri will be appointed Chief Justice to replace Judge Vincent de Gaetano who will take up his post as Judge at the European Court of Human Rights on 9th September. 57-year-old Silvio Camilleri is a long-serving prosecutor at the Attorney General’s Office and was appointed AG in 2004. According to the Constitution, the Chief Justice [...]
Lawyer: Food allergies mandate bail reinstatement
NORRISTOWN — A former credit union executive awaiting sentencing for stealing from the Plymouth business during her tenure apparently doesn't have a taste for prison food.
Attorney: Grand jury not looking into Nathan Deal
GOP governor candidate's lawyer apparently is in a position to know No federal grand jury is investigating former congressman Nathan Deal, the lawyer for the Republican governor candidate said Wednesday. On a Monday television news show, Randy Evans rebutted claims that there is such a probe and elaborated Wednesday in an interview. "There is no grand jury," Evans told Atlanta-based WXIA and the ...
Attorney plans move of crashed Toyota out of police custody
An attorney for Koua Fong Lee, who was freed from jail last month after prosecutors dropped charges related to a car accident four years ago, says he's planning to move Lee's car this week.
Aurora Attorney Beats Chest-Bumping Rap
A suburban attorney accused of chest-bumping another lawyer has beaten the rap.