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Lawyer for Lynnwood mayor rebuffs critics
But members of the City Council maintain their opposition to the mayor's behavior.
Lawyer: TriMet driver wasn't reading Kindle
PORTLAND -- A TriMet bus driver accused of reading while driving said he had a device on the dashboard, but wasn't looking at it, according to his attorney. After video surfaced of him driving on I-5 and appearing to read his Kindle, 40-year-old Lahcan Qouchbane was pulled from his route and placed on administrative leave. TriMet's Mary Fetsch said they had received several complaints about ...
District attorney: Paris Hilton to enter plea agreement, avoid jail time in Vegas drug arrest
LAS VEGAS - The district attorney in Las Vegas says Paris Hilton will avoid jail time on drug charges under the terms of a plea deal worked out with prosecutors.
District attorney: Hilton to enter plea deal, avoid felony charge in Las Vegas drug arrest
LAS VEGAS - Paris Hilton will serve a year of probation and avoid a felony conviction under the terms of a plea deal worked out with prosecutors following her arrest on drug charges in Las Vegas, Clark County District Attorney David Roger said Friday.
Attorney General Candidates Squabble Over Investigation Of Brooklyn Leader
The brawl over the state attorney general post continues to intensify, and Friday's tiff surrounded whether to investigate a prominent political leader.
District attorney: Hilton to enter plea deal, avoid felony charge in Las Vegas drug arrest
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paris Hilton will serve a year of probation and avoid a felony conviction under the terms of a plea deal worked out with prosecutors following her arrest on drug charges in Las Vegas, Clark County District Attorney David Roger said Friday.
Attorney in Snyder v. Phelps speaks about appearing before Supreme Court
Attorney Sean Summers said he never really even dreamed about trying a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Author, attorney to speak on Altadena Country Club
Kathleen Tuttle of Altadena, an author and attorney, will give a free presentation at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive.
Lawyer for Lynnwood mayor rebuffs critics
But members of the City Council maintain their opposition to the mayor's behavior.
Lawyer for Lynnwood mayor rebuffs critics
But members of the City Council maintain their opposition to the mayor's behavior.
Lawyer reveals that Bruno has attempted suicide in prison
The lawyer of former Flamengo goalkeeper Bruno, who is being held on charges of murder, revealed on Friday that the player had attempted to commit suicide while in prison.
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.
Attorney jailed on contempt charges freed after 1 1/2 years behind bars
A 70-year-old lawyer who was sentenced to jail “indefinitely” on contempt-of-court charges was abruptly released Friday evening after spending a year and a half behind bars. Richard Fine was released from Los Angeles County Jail in downtown Los Angeles shortly...
Texas attorney general race donations raise conflict questions
Donors from some of Texas' largest industries account for at least two-thirds of the $1.7 million that Attorney General Greg Abbott has raised in his campaign this year, an analysis of finance records shows.
Lawyer abruptly freed from jail
Richard Fine, 70, had spent a year and a half behind bars on contempt charges. A 70-year-old lawyer who was sentenced to jail "indefinitely" on contempt-of-court charges was abruptly released Friday evening after spending a year and a half behind bars.
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.
Lake City appoints city attorney
Lake City attorney Karen E. England, who has served as interim city attorney since September 2009, now has the job full–time.
Donations in Texas attorney general race raise conflict questions
Donors from some of Texas' largest industries account for at least two-thirds of the $1.7 million that Attorney General Greg Abbott has raised in his campaign this year, an analysis of finance records shows.
Prince settles lawyer case
Prince has headed off legal action from his former lawyer by settling an unpaid bill of $50000 (£33333).
Lawyer's sticker campaign puts Coakley in a new battle
Attorney General Martha Coakley seemed poised to coast to reelection unopposed, even though her now legendary Senate loss to Republican Scott Brown in January angered her fellow Democrats, reignited Republican activists, and presaged a bruising election year for incumbents nationwide. Scott Brown - Martha Coakley - Attorney general - Democratic Party - United States
Strong case against lawyer brothers
KUALA LUMPUR - Police believe they have established a strong case against two lawyer brothers and six others over the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and her three associates.
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.
Vt. US attorney to take over prosecution of 2
Associated Press - August 13, 2010 9:45 AM ET BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont office of the United States attorney is taking over the prosecution of 2 men charged with a robbery spree in...
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.
Lawyer: Chief did not lie to officials
HAMILTON — A lawyer for former Hamilton police Chief Walter Cullen yesterday asked a judge to dismiss two of the four indictments against him, saying he never directly communicated false information about his EMT certification to town officials.
Lawyer: Smith case prosecutor encouraged perjury
A defense lawyer angrily accused a prosecutor of encouraging perjury by a key witness at the Anna Nicole Smith drug conspiracy trial.
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.
Lawyer: Natalee Holloway's mother confronts van der Sloot
NEW YORK -- The mother of a Mountain Brook teen who vanished in Aruba in 2005 entered a Peruvian jail and talked directly with the Dutchman suspected in her daughter's disappearance, her attorney said Friday.
Salem lawyer disbarred after complaints
A Salem lawyer has been disbarred after the Oregon Supreme Court affirmed as many as 27 client complaints against his professional conduct.
Scottish lawyer advocates prosecuting men who knowingly wed forced-marriage girls
Edinburgh, Sept 18 : Men who marry women even after knowing that their spouses had been forced into wedlock by their parents should be prosecuted, while criminalizing parents would defeat the very purpose, a prominent Scottish lawyer has said.
Lawyer aghast that West Australian criminals remain imprisoned
With a nasty spring cold making me even grumpier than usual I've decided to cheer myself up by flaying the inanities of blogging barrister Jeremy Sear, who continually writes about the raw deals accorded criminals by the justice system. Sear's latest whinge concerns parole in Western Australia , where a decrease in parolee numbers is contributing to a growing prison population: This is what ...
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Chief State's Attorney Won't Investigate Bysiewicz
Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane said Friday that he won't pursue a criminal investigation into a 36,000-name constituent database maintained by Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz.
Attorney: Tulare County family court judge biased against lawyer stepsister
Reported tensions between the incoming president of the Tulare County Bar Association and her stepsister, who also happens to be a local family court judge, are at the center of an ongoing court battle.
Court: Defense lawyer can’t keep women off jury
Rejecting a defense lawyer’s attempt to remove women from a jury, a federal appeals court Friday upheld a man’s conviction on charges of running a Hartford-area prostitution ring in which, a jury concluded, he used two underage girls and two unwilling older teenagers as prostitutes.
Local attorney appointed to State Bar committee
Local attorney appointed to State Bar committeeCADILLAC – State Bar of Michigan President-elect W. Anthony Jenkins has announced the re-appointment of Cadillac attorney David Peterson as a member of the State Bar's Upper Michigan Legal Institute Advisory Committee.
Chief State's Attorney Won't Investigate Bysiewicz
Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane said Friday that he won't pursue a criminal investigation into a 36,000-name constituent database maintained by Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz.
Attorney: Morgan Freeman, wife finalize divorce
JACKSON — Actor Morgan Freeman and his wife have finalized their divorce in Mississippi. William R. Wright, a Jackson attorney who represented Freeman, tells The Association Press that a Tallahatchie County judge entered the divorce decree on Sept. 15. Wright says terms of the divorce are sealed.
Attorney: Morgan Freeman, wife finalize divorce
JACKSON — Actor Morgan Freeman and his wife have finalized their divorce in Mississippi. William R. Wright, a Jackson attorney who represented Freeman, tells The Association Press that a Tallahatchie County judge entered the divorce decree on Sept. 15. Wright says terms of the divorce are sealed.
Harvard lawyer to head US consumer watchdog
President Barack Obama named a Harvard law professor who has fought passionately against banks to set up a powerful new office to protect consumers from risky financial practices.
Lawyer: Natalie Holloway's mom confronted Joran van der Sloot
LIMA, Peru - The mother of Natalee Holloway entered a maximum-security Lima prison - apparently without registering...
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.
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.
Pune lawyer to represent German Bakery blast accused
Pune, Sep 18 : Defying a diktat by the local bar association, a Pune lawyer has come forward to represent Himayat Mirza Baig, the main accused in the Germany Bakery blast, saying the lawyers should not prejudge an accused.
Pune lawyer to represent German Bakery blast accused
Defying a diktat by the local bar association, a Pune lawyer has come forward to represent Himayat Mirza Baig, the main accused in the Germany Bakery blast, saying the lawyers should not prejudge an accused.
Attorney Richard Fine spent a year and a half behind bars on contempt-of-court charges. Is that justice?
Richard Fine was released Friday from Los Angeles County Jail -- after spending a year and a half behind bars on contempt-of-court charges. His case became a cause celebre for his supporters and the anti-tax activists he sometimes represented. Fine,...
Attorney: Morgan Freeman, wife finalize divorce
JACKSON, Miss. - Actor Morgan Freeman and his wife have finalized their divorce in Mississippi. A Tallahatchie...
Pune;lawyer to represent accused in German Bakery blast case
Defying a diktat by the local bar association, a Pune lawyer has come forward to represent Himayat Mirza Baig, the main accused in the Germany Bakery blast, saying the lawyers should not prejudge an accused.