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Kane state's attorney takes on the Latin Kings
The Kane County state's attorney's office has gone on the offensive against 81 purported Latin Kings gang members in Elgin, suing them in civil court and giving Elgin police more ability to stop gang members from congregating around town.
Lawyer says he likes swings
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Charleston lawyer who filed two lawsuits against the Cabell County school board over playground injuries said he never intended for swing sets to be taken down. Dan Greear, who is seeking a Kanawha Circuit judge seat in the Novembe...
Miller: No Calcutta! County attorney warns Wildflower Country Club not to allow popular golf betting game
Wildflower Country Club in Temple received a letter of warning from County Attorney Rick Miller recently that threatened prosecution if alleged illegal gambling activities continued at the location.
McCormick lawyer failed to report U. connection
By: Ben Schreckinger After William McCormick III was accused of rape by a fellow student, his first lawyer represented and advised him in the Brown disciplinary process at the same time his law firm was representing the University in another matter, court records show. ...
Teen’s lawyer wants bully charges dropped
A lawyer for one of the six defendants charged in connection with Phoebe Prince’s suicide said yesterday he will seek to have the charges dismissed, saying prosecutors have presented insufficient evidence against his client. Suicide - South Hadley High School - Death - Lawyer - Mental Health
Hayes raped and killed Hawke-Petit in home invasion, his own lawyer acknowledges
Steven Hayes’ defense lawyer, saying his client would “concede much, but not all” of the case against him, acknowledged to a jury Monday that the defendant killed a Cheshire woman in a home invasion three years ago that also resulted in the deaths of her two children.
Attorney wants closed hearing
FORT WORTH -- The media and others should not be allowed to hear testimony next month from about three dozen survivors of last year's Fort Hood shooting rampage because the suspect, an Army psychiatrist, will be unable to get a fair trial, his attorn ...
Longtime attorney Don Brown dies at 79
Don Brown, a chemist who persevered through law school, served in the Texas Legislature and became a tenacious attorney, died Sept. 6.
City hires attorney to investigate Bosier
The City of Centennial has contracted with a Denver attorney to investigate a city councilmember’s alleged ethical violations.
Legal Aid lawyer cites conflict in Tuxedo Park murder case
GOSHEN — A Tuxedo Park man charged with killing his father and assaulting his mother will get a new lawyer in his murder case.
Iranian 'death by stoning' woman's son, lawyer say torture denial on TV also under duress
London, Sept 16 : The son and lawyer of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, the Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning, have condemned her appearance on Islamic republic''s state TV channel last night to say she has not been whipped or tortured, saying they believe it to be a 'forced' interview, aimed at preparing public opinion inside Iran for her execution.
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.
Datuk lawyer linked to more fraud, murder and missing person cases
BANTING: Selangor police chief DCP Datuk Khalid Abu Bakar (right) this morning revealed that seven fraud cases, one murder case and one missing person case which occured in Banting have been linked with the 'Datuk lawyer' suspect in cosmetics millionairess Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya's murder.
Judge sex scandal should be thrown out of court, lawyer says
A $67-million lawsuit against a Manitoba judge and her lawyer husband should be thrown out of court, according to new court documents that allege complainant Alex Chapman has no legal basis to sue the couple over the sex scandal.
City Attorney's Internal Review Includes Police Chief
Palm Springs city attorney Doug Holland has taken over the internal investigation regarding how the police department conducted sex stings in the Warm Sands area in 2009.
Mayor: Attorney general likes village’s direction on waste stockpile
Goshen The state attorney general doesn’t see a problem with Goshen’s waste stockpile and says the village is moving in the right direction, according to Mayor John Higgins.
Lawyer for Lynnwood mayor rebuffs critics
But members of the City Council maintain their opposition to the mayor's behavior.
Attorney says Fort Hood hearing should be closed
A military officer is expected to decide Thursday whether allowing the media and others to hear testimony next month from those who survived last year's shooting rampage at Fort Hood will jeopardize the suspect's right to a fair trial.
‘I’m the lawyer in Tulfo column’s blind item’
ROXAS CITY – A Capizeño lawyer has confirmed that he was the one being alluded to in the blind item in Ramon Tulfo’s “On Target” column in the Philippine Daily Inquirer dated July 29, 2010.
Attorney Says Ft. Hood Hearing Should Be Closed
Defense attorney John Galligan is worried Ft. Hood shooting suspect, Maj. Nidal Hasan, will not get a fair trial if Oct. hearing is open to the media and victims' relatives.
Attorney goes after AA group
SHAWN GUST/Press A local Alcoholics Anonymous group, who meets at the Fort Ground Chapel in Coeur d'Alene, is facing legal action from neighbor, Edward Kok, who claims that AA members create noise and parking problems that he considers a public nuisance.
Attorney general candidates prepare for November
With no opponents in Tuesdays primary election, the candidates for Wisconsin attorney general already continue to hit the campaign trail for the November election.
City attorney to review matter of utility hookup for fire station
Strafford aldermen called upon their city attorney Tuesday, Sept. 7, to determine if a proposed new fire station north of town can be connected to city water and sewer lines.
Lawyer dumps alleged killer mom
Caleb Booysen's murder accused mother has been dumped by her lawyer for the second time. After nearly three months and almost 10 postponements, Chantal Booysen's bail application has hit yet another snag when Legal Aid lawyer, Luvuyo Silwana, ditched her yesterday.
Calumet County District Attorney Kenneth Kratz sexted abuse victim
CHILTON, Wis. (AP) A prominent Wisconsin district attorney sent repeated text messages trying to spark an affair with a domestic abuse victim while he was prosecuting her ex-boyfriend, a police report shows.
Attorney general travels to Gering for gang training
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning speaks about gang issues. Photo by Maunette Loeks The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office kicked off a week-long effort to train law enforcement officers on gang crimes in Gering.
Alsobrooks wins state's attorney election by landslide
Angela Alsobrooks, a former assistant state's attorney in Prince George's County and current director of the county Revenue Authority, trounced her competition in the primary election Tuesday with 35,776 votes, nearly double the number received by her closest challenger, County Councilman Thomas E. Dernoga (D-Dist. 1) of Laurel.
NC Attorney General To Speak To Legislative Panel
A legislative committee that's looking into ways to restore credibility at the state-run crime lab will hear from North Carolina's attorney general on the status of reforms at the lab. Attorney General Roy Cooper will speak Thursday to a joint committee that will look into ways to make sure that defense attorneys and prosecutors trust the work from the State Bureau of Investigation crime lab ...
Ashton Kutcher's Lawyer Dismisses Cheating Allegation
A lawyer for Kutcher speaks out to deny accusation that the actor was cheating on Demi Moore , stating 'Star Magazine continuously publishes lies about Ashton Kutcher and many other celebrities.'
Lawmaker's attorney challenges SJC in patronage inquest
An attorney for state Representative Thomas M. Petrolati told the Supreme Judicial Court yesterday that it does not have the power to compel the powerful lawmaker to answer questions about his efforts to place relatives, friends, and financial backers in jobs in the state's Probation Department. Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court - United States - Government - Massachusetts - Legislator
Lawyer Insists Shelley Malil Never Intended to Kill Ex-Lover
During a hearing on Wednesday, September 15, Malil's lawyer said that the star was acting in self-defense when he began slashing in the dark, adding 'Without the intent to kill, he's not guilty.'
Winters' attorney files for new sentencing
The North Platte Telegraph On Aug. 16, 21-year-old Ryan Winters was sentenced to spend the next 5-10 years in prison after being convicted for attempted sexual assault of a child. On Monday, his attorney, Stephen Potter called the sentencing excessive.
City's attorney defends his ruling
Charlotte City Attorney Mac McCarley said Wednesday he "did nothing unethical" when he told Mayor Anthony Foxx he couldn't vote with council members on pay raises for McCarley and City Manager Curt Walton.
NC attorney general: Abuse of prescribed meds rising
Attorney General Roy Cooper supports expanding access to state computer records identifying people with prescriptions for certain drugs.
Lawyer: Several people ordered Gongadze's murder
Valentyna Telychenko, the lawyer for Myroslava Gongadze, the widow of journalist Georgy Gongadze, has said she believes that several people ordered the killing of the journalist.
Attorney General Cox rebukes staffer for anti-gay comments
Attorney General Mike Cox has rebuked an employee who wrote a blog attacking the first openly gay president of the University of Michigan's student government.
Northville attorney defends two from Ann Arbor Punk case
Northville attorney Michele Kelly recently defended two of the eight arrested at the Ann Arbor Punk Week event last month.
Charles Taylor's war-crimes lawyer in South Africa
Charles Taylor's defense team says the chief lawyer representing the former Liberian president at his war crimes trial is visiting South Africa.
N.C. attorney general to speak to legislative panel
RALEIGH, N.C.  A legislative committee that's looking into ways to restore credibility at the state-run crime lab will hear from North Carolina's attorney general on the status of reforms at the lab.
Charles Taylor's lawyer wants evidence from Mbeki
Charles Taylor's chief lawyer said Thursday he wants former South African President Thabo Mbeki to give evidence at the war-crimes trial of the former Liberian leader.
Charles Taylor's lawyer wants evidence from Mbeki
Charles Taylor's chief lawyer said Thursday he wants former South African President Thabo Mbeki to give evidence at the war-crimes trial of the former Liberian leader.
Charles Taylor's lawyer wants evidence from Mbeki
Charles Taylor's chief lawyer said Thursday he wants former South African President Thabo Mbeki to give evidence at the war-crimes trial of the former Liberian leader.
Attorney Wants Ft. Hood Hearing Closed
A military officer is expected to decide Thursday whether allowing the media and others to hear testimony next month from those who survived last year's shooting rampage at Fort Hood will jeopardize the suspect's right to a fair trial.
NC attorney general to speak to legislative panel
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A legislative committee that's looking into ways to restore credibility at the state-run crime lab will hear from North Carolina's attorney general on the status of reforms at the lab.
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz accused of sexual harassment
The victim in a domestic abuse case complained to police that Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz, who was prosecuting her case, sent her repeated text messages seeking an affair.
Attorney Wants Courtroom Closed For Fort Hood Case
A military officer is expected to decide Thursday whether allowing the media and others to hear testimony next month from those who survived last year's shooting rampage at Fort Hood will jeopardize the suspect's right to a fair trial. Defense attorney John Galligan said he has requested that next month's Article 32 hearing, similar to a civilian grand jury proceeding, be closed to the public ...
Seven reports of fraud and cheating lodged against lawyer
KUALA LANGAT (Sept 16, 2010) : The 41-year-old lawyer arrested in connection with the murders of millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others has seven police reports lodged against him since 2005 for cheating and fraud.
State's Attorney's Race Down To Absentee Ballots
The Baltimore City State's Attorney's race could be decided by absentee ballots.
Taylor’s chief lawyer in SA
Charles Taylor’s defence team says the chief lawyer representing the former Liberian president at his war crimes trial is visiting South Africa.
Attorney General won't represent state in fight against stem cell ruling
MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will not be representing the state in its fight against a recent court ruling that halted federal funding for work with human embryonic stem cells.