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Fort Hood suspect's attorney seeks closed hearing
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The Fort Hood shooting suspect's attorney wants to close a key hearing over concerns that his client cannot get a fair trial on the sprawling Texas Army post.The issue is to be addressed Thursday at a hearing at Fort Hood.Defense ...
Attorney disputes affordable housing points
The same attorney who supported the town’s decision that it had enough points to apply for an affordable housing moratorium has now disputed some of those points.
Judge Calls Lawyer A Clown, Defendant Gets New Trial
A state appellate court ruled that a convicted carjacker can get a new trial because a Bronx judge called his lawyer a "clown." The Post reports , "The panel of appellate judges did not dispute the evidence against Damian Leggett, who attempted to steal a driver's car at gunpoint," but they didn't like was how Bronx Supreme Court Judge Robert Neary constantly insulted Leggett's court-appointed ...
Lawyer: Marzen's removal permitted
CHARLES CITY --- Floyd County's lawyer will rely heavily ondocuments to support her position that the board of supervisorswere justified and within their legal rights to effectively removeformer Floyd County Attorney Jesse Marzen from office.
Lawyer: Smith case prosecutor encouraged perjury
LOS ANGELES -- A defense lawyer angrily accused a prosecutor Tuesday of encouraging perjury by a key witness at the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial.Defense attorney Steve Sadow was red-faced as he asked the judge to strike the entire testimon ...
Author-editor-attorney to run publisher Twelve
Writer, editor, producer and attorney Susan Lehman will run the publishing imprint Twelve, where authors have included Sen. Edward Kennedy, Christopher Hitchens and Sebastian Junger.
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.
Former U.S. attorney presiding over Thomas hearing
Mayor Byron W. Brown has designated a former U.S. attorney to preside over a rare hearing involving Brown's decision to fire the city's human resources commissioner.
Attorney accused of prison drug-smuggling released
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) - A southern Illinois defense attorney accused of trying to smuggle heroin into a federal prison in Indiana is free on his own recognizance.
Attorney accused of prison drug-smuggling released
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- A southern Illinois defense attorney accused of trying to smuggle heroin into a federal prison in Indiana is free on his own recognizance.
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.
Bar Council prepares 100-lawyer team to defend MyConstitution
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 16 — The Bar Council has prepared a 100-strong lawyer team to defend its MyConstitution campaign against claims made last week by a youth group that its public awareness booklets were seditious. Lawyer Edmund Bon, who heads the campaign, told reporters today that the council was ever ready to face the accusations, should the ...
The attorney general's office files a lawsuit aimed at limiting officials' pensions, forcing them to refund hundreds ...
Attorney General Jerry Brown holds a press conference in Los Angeles to announce that he is filing suit against eight top officials in the City of Bell. It is the first legal action related to the city's salary scandal.
Spouse Of Jailed Iranian Lawyer 'Threatened With Arrest'
The husband of jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh says he and her lawyer have been threatened with arrest if they continue to disseminate information about her case, RFE/RL's Radio Farda reports.
Kansas Attorney General announces program targeting child pornography
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six unveiled Operation Child Shield, an ongoing operation that has led to the arrest and convictions of 10 individuals related to child pornography. The investigation is using more of the newest and up to date computer technology in targeting those connected with child pornography. “These offenders believe they can hide in the shadows, but with Operation Child ...
Wausau attorney with area ties dies on boat in Bayfield
Wausau attorney Gene Linehan, known for his outspokenness and occasional outlandish behavior, died Friday morning on his boat in Bayfield County. He was 66.
Lawyer for Lynnwood mayor rebuffs critics
But members of the City Council maintain their opposition to the mayor's behavior.
Mass. attorney general requests DPU reject National Grid $104M rate hike
BOSTON –Attorney General Martha Coakley will request that the Department of Public Utilities reject National Grid’s $104 million rate hike request for its three local gas distribution subsidiaries, her office said in a news release.
Attorney accused of prison drug-smuggling released
A southern Illinois defense attorney accused of trying to smuggle heroin into a federal prison in Indiana is free on his own recognizance.
Lawyer: Close hearing for Army killings
SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- The lawyer for an Army major charged with killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, last year says he wants the public and media barred from an upcoming hearing. Fort Hood - United States - Lawyer - Military - Texas
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz: Text messages to victim not sexual, reporting not warranted
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz told state Department of Justice attorneys last fall that he had broken no laws or rules of conduct.
State attorney to examine fatal road rage case
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- What appears to be a case of road rage came to a deadly end when one driver pulled out a gun on another man, and now the state attorney's office is getting involved.
D.C. attorney general won't work under Gray
WASHINGTON - D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles says he plans to resign and is considering his next move. Nickles told The Associated Press on Thursday that he would not work for D.C. Council Chairman Vincent Gray, who defeated Mayor Adrian Fenty in Tuesday's Democratic primary election for mayor.
Lawyer: Bar Media from Ft. Hood Suspect's Trial
Coverage of Survivor Testimony May Jeopardize Nidal Hasan's Right to a Fair Trial, Defense Attorney Says
Lawyer: Bar Media from Ft. Hood Suspect's Trial
Coverage of Survivor Testimony May Jeopardize Nidal Hasan's Right to a Fair Trial, Defense Attorney Says
Lawyer gets jail for national fraud
Martin Wirick, the Vancouver lawyer now known infamously for helping to perpetrate the largest legal fraud in Canadian history, including stalling a multi-million dollar commercial project in Abbotsford, has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
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 in Erik Scott case sends letter to judge over evidence
The attorney for the family of Erik Scott, who was killed during an officer-involved shooting in July, sent a letter Wednesday urging a judge to release evidence to the family before a coroner's inquest begins next week.
GR attorney found dead
Stephanie ThompsonStaff Writer Green River attorney Ford T. Bussart, 65, was found dead Wednesday night around 8 at his home near Gaensslen Ranch.
Just as Well, Rahy's Attorney take big drop at Parx
Just as Well and Rahy’s Attorney, a pair of turf specialists with Grade 1 credentials at Woodbine on their r é sum é s, could have run at the top level again this weekend in Sunday’s Woodbine Mile. But instead, both will try to rebuild their confidence against slightly softer competition in Saturday’s $250,000 Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association President’s Cup at Parx Racing.
Tony Adams' attorney seeks gag order in Parks and Rec criminal case
An attorney for Tony Adams has sought a "gag order" restricting those involved in the criminal case against the Parks and Recreation Department director from commenting.
Lawyer seeks sanctions against Detroit for leak in stripper lawsuit
The lawyer representing Tamara "Strawberry" Greene's family plans to seek sanctions today against the city of Detroit for briefly posting a sealed motion to dismiss a civil lawsuit.
Attorney: Mortgage fraud case moving toward 2011 trial
The case against a group of people charged with organizing an $82 million mortgage fraud scheme that targeted the East End is scheduled to come to trial in January 2011, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
Just as Well, Rahy's Attorney face softer competition at Parx
Just as Well and Rahy’s Attorney, a pair of turf specialists with Grade 1 credentials at Woodbine on their r é sum é s, could have run at the top level again this weekend in Sunday’s Woodbine Mile. But instead, both will try to rebuild their confidence against slightly softer competition in Saturday’s $250,000 Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association President’s Cup at Parx Racing.
ND Attorney General Stenehjem's foe blasts steep pay increase
BISMARCK (AP) - The Democratic candidate for North Dakota attorney general says a big pay raise for the job represents a "breach of trust" with voters.
Lawyer wants charge in murder case reframed
DUBAI — The Dubai Court of Appeal on Thursday began hearing the case of alleged murder of 13-year-old Emirati boy Ali Mohammed Hassan in Rashidiya area.
Attorney General Richard Cordray rolls out first TV ad in campaign
The new ad has both campaigns revved up.
Attorney: Charges against Udonis Haslem dropped
Attorney Eric Schwartzreich told the Sun Sentinel Thursday that Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem will not face marijuana charges over his August traffic stop on the Gratigny Parkway in Miami-Dade County.
Udonis Haslem's attorney says marijuana charge dropped
Udonis Haslem's attorney says marijuana possession charges against the Miami Heat forward have been dropped.
Murder suspect's new lawyer presses for lifting of lockdown order in Orange County Jail
GOSHEN — The first thing Jesse Green's new lawyer asked for was to lift a judicial order that bars Green from contact with anyone but his lawyer, a defense investigator or a bail bondsman.
St. Louis Co. Attorney's Office Endorses Rubin For County Attorney
The attorneys and investigators in the St. Louis County Attorney's Office (Local 3761) have endorsed Mark Rubin to be the next St. Louis County Attorney.
Attorney at large: James Dwyer retires after 44 years on the job
James Dwyer came on as Marcellus village attorney in 1966. His reasons for pursuing the job were simple. It was a piece of business and it was an opportunity to serve the
Lawyer: Insurance company holding money belonging to beneficiaries
A lawyer in Wilmington says there could be hundreds of cases where an insurance giant has not made beneficiaries aware of death benefits for deceased soldiers.
Porteous witness outlines fee arrangement with former J.P. attorney
WASHINGTON -- Attorney Don Gardner, a key witness in the impeachment of U.S. District Judge Thomas Porteous, testified Thursday about his involvement in a case before Porteous, also prompting questions about a legal fee Gardner said he split with former Jefferson Parish attorney Tom Wilkinson. Gardner, a longtime friend of Porteous, testified that he received $100,000 from a client to work on a ...
Attorney General Mike Cox sues Blue Cross, Insurance Commissioner Ken Ross over Medigap rate increase
Attorney General Mike Cox announced Thursday that his office filed a lawsuit in Ingham County Circuit Court against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and the Michigan Office of Financial and Insurance...
Michigan attorney general sues Blue Cross, regulator over rates
LANSING — The Michigan attorney general's office has sued Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and a state regulator over rate changes for some customers who buy insurance coverage to supplement Medicare.
Longtime attorney, legislator Creaser dead at 78
K. Scott Creaser, a longtime local attorney and former Oneida County legislator, has died.
Lawyer to serve probation in $180,000 theft from clients
A suspended Mt. Pleasant lawyer was sentenced Thursday to serve three years on probation for stealing nearly $180,000 from clients during a four-year period that ended in 2008.
New Isa lead report devastating for families: lawyer
The lawyer heading a legal case against the mining giant Xstrata says a new scientific report about the effects of lead contamination is devastating for families in Mount Isa in north-west Queensland.
New Isa lead report devastating for families: lawyer
[ABC] - The lawyer heading a legal case against the mining giant Xstrata says a new scientific report about the effects of lead contamination is devastating for families in Mount Isa in north-west Queensland. ...