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Ex-Flamengo goalkeeper allegedly attempted suicide
The lawyer of a Brazilian goalkeeper charged with ordering the killing of his former lover says the footballer attempted suicide in jail. Lawyer Ercio Quaresma tells local media that former Flamengo goalkeeper Bruno tried to kill himself two times as he awaits trial on charges he ordered the killing of an ex-lover who allegedly was trying to prove he was the father of her young son.
Disbarred Tarzana tax attorney released from jail
A 70-year-old disbarred attorney from Tarzana was a free man Saturday for the first time in 17 months, now that his indefinite term in solitary jail confinement has abruptly ended.
Lawyer: bus driver wasn't reading while driving
A lawyer for a Portland bus driver accused of reading while driving a bus says the driver acknowledges having an electronic book reader on the dashboard, but wasn't looking at...
Chambersburg Area School District's lawyer resigns
Chambersburg Area School District will be continuing its negotiations with the teachers association without the lawyer it hired to work on a contract.
Disbarred Beverly Hills attorney released from jail after 17 months
A 70-year-old disbarred attorney from Beverly Hills is a free man today for the first time in 17 months, now that his indefinite term in solitary jail confinement has abruptly ended.
Lawyer gives SC 'evidence' against ex-CJIs
Advocate Prashant Bhushan has submitted 'proof' to SC against five of them. However, he said he regarded CJI, S H Kapadia, to be a judge of financial integrity.
Kwame Kilpatrick's former attorney has law license suspended
The Associated Press - DETROIT (AP) — An attorney representing ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick during a 2007 police whistle-blowers' lawsuit trial and settlement has had his law license suspended. Michigan's Attorney Discipline Board ruled Friday that Samuel McCargo will lose his law license for 179 days for failing to reveal that Kilpatrick may have committed perjury. McCargo also has to pay ...
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.
Arrest illegal, says lawyer
Ranchi, Sept. 18: Vinod Sinha, a key aide of former chief minister Madhu Koda, was today remanded to CBI custody for 10 days while his lawyer alleged in court that his arrest on Thursday in Delhi was illegal.
Attorney General Mike Cox sues Blue Cross, Insurance Commissioner Ken Ross over Medigap rate increase
Jay Greene - 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 Regulation for a 66 percent increase on some Blues' customers who purchase Medicare supplemental insurance, or Medigap. But Andrew Hetzel, Blue Cross' vice president of corporate ...
Michigan attorney general rips employee for anti-gay blog
DETROIT — A lawyer in the state attorney general's appellate division has been criticized by his boss over anti-gay blogs aimed at the University of Michigan Student Assembly's openly gay president.
Lawyer Richard Fine released from jail
Kevin Roderick: Fine, the 70-year-old lawyer and self-styled taxpayer advocate sent to jail "indefinitely" by a ticked-off Superior Court judge, served a year and a half before being released abruptly last night.
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 ...
Local prosecutor lays out plan if elected attorney general
Attorney general candidate and Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton is outlining his priorities if he is elected in November.
Oregon lawyer disbarred after 27 complaints
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem lawyer has been disbarred after the Oregon Supreme Court affirmed as many as 27 client complaints. The Statesman Journal reported that Keith Hayes was suspended by the Oregon State Bar earlier this year after reports of 39 client incidents that yielded 27 complaints about his professional conduct.
Assange free to leave Sweden: lawyer
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is not obliged to remain in Sweden as there is no arrest warrant against him, his lawyer said on Saturday. Prosecutors are however continuing to investigate rape allegations against the Australian.
Former city attorney, judge dies at 64
PICAYUNE — J. Edmand Pace, a former city attorney and municipal judge for Picayune, died at age 64 at his Natchitoches, La., home Sept. 9.
Muslim lawyer plans to sue NSW police
Well known Muslim lawyer Adam Houda is planning to sue the NSW police force.
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.
Attorney challenges attempt to keep witness statements from client
LISBON - A criminal defense attorney is challenging the prosecution's use of a new provision restricting him from showing or providing particular witness statements to his client.
Muslim lawyer plans to sue police
Well known Muslim lawyer Adam Houda is planning to sue the NSW police force.
County Attorney Candidate Wouldn't Prosecute Prostitution
The libertarian candidate for Maricopa County Attorney said he wouldn't focus on crimes related to prostitution or marijuana.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Assistant district attorney Westmoreland tenders resignation
Nacogdoches County District Attorney Nicole Lostracco confirmed Saturday that her first assistant, Lee Westmoreland, no longer was employed in her office.
Wisconsin Democratic attorney general candidate Scott Hassett faces law license review
The Democratic candidate for Wisconsin attorney general may need more coursework to reactivate his law license.
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 helps young offenders avoid his addiction mistakes
The last time Las Vegas lawyer Steven M. Altig made headlines, it was because he was being arrested on drug and weapons charges.
BJP protests Pune lawyer's move to defend terror accused
A group of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) activists Sunday staged a demonstration outside the residence of lawyer Sushil Mancharkar, who plans to represent the two accused in the Feb 13 German Bakery bombing here.
GOP challenger says health care fight was attorney general's duty
PAHRUMP -- Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto should have added Nevada to the list of states suing over federal health care reform, Republican challenger Travis Barrick said Saturday.
Freed Kenyan lawyer accuses Uganda of 'witch-hunt'
NAIROBI (AFP) - A Kenyan lawyer detained in Uganda where he went to aid some Kenyan suspects in July's deadly Kampala bombings accused Ugandan authorities of a "witch-hunt" on Sunday, the day after his release.
Freed Kenyan lawyer accuses Uganda of 'witch-hunt'
A Kenyan lawyer detained in Uganda where he went to aid some Kenyan suspects in July's deadly Kampala bombings accused Ugandan authorities of a "witch-hunt" on Sunday, the day after his release.
Kenyan lawyer accuses Uganda of 'witch-hunt'
A Kenyan lawyer detained in Uganda where he went to aid some Kenyan suspects in July's deadly Kampala bombings accused Ugandan authorities of a "witch-hunt".
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.
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.
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.
Chagrin Falls lawyer charged with theft
CHAGRIN FALLS -- A lawyer based in the village has been charged through a Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's information with stealing $92,000 from a local business -- by issuing corporate checks to himself from April 2008 and March 2009.
Conn. attorney general candidates set to debate
The Democratic and Republican nominees for Connecticut Attorney General are set to face off in their first one-on-one debate. Connecticut - Attorney general - Republican - United States - Law
Families not satisfied with report on sinking
A lawyer for the families of two men who died when their fishing vessel sank off Gloucester in 2009 says relatives are not satisfied with the findings of a U.S Coast Guard attributing the sinking to a loss of stability. Coast guard - Fishing vessel - Boat - Gloucester Massachusetts - United States
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.
Oregon lawyer disbarred after 27 complaints
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Salem lawyer has been disbarred after the Oregon Supreme Court affirmed as many as 27 client complaints. The Statesman Journal reported that Keith Hayes was suspended by the Oregon State Bar earlier this year after reports of 39 client incidents that yielded 27 complaints about his professional conduct.
Families Not Satisfied With Report On Sinking
A lawyer for the families of two men who died when their fishing vessel sank off Gloucester in 2009 says relatives are not satisfied with the findings of a U.S Coast Guard attributing the sinking to a loss of stability.
Lawyer arrested on drug charges
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - A lawyer and basketball coach was arrested Friday in Portsmouth on four felony drug charges.
Prosecutor vs. Legislator for NY Attorney General
Albany, N.Y. (AP) - A liberal lawmaker now faces a Republican prosecutor for attorney general in what might be the best shot for the GOP to regain a power base...
Attorney Richard I. Fine Released
From the early 1990s until his disbarment and March 4, 2009 jailing, Fine challenged and corrected state corruption, returning about "$350 million to California taxpayers which state, county and municipal governments (unlawfully took from) 'special funds' and 'trust funds' in a series of taxpayer cases filed in federal" and state courts.
Lawyer killed ex-partner, child during custody handoff, police say
Four people were killed after a woman embarked on a shooting rampage that ended at a hospital. The assailant, a practiced riflewoman, killed her son and estranged husband, presumably over a custody dispute.
Ex-lawyer from Mobile pleads guilty to stealing money from clients in civil suits
MOBILE, Ala. — It is standard procedure for judges to ask defendants during guilty plea hearings how far they have gone in school. It is anything but for them to answer juris doctorate, the degree that law students earn. But that was the reply from J. Gullatte Hunter III, who pleaded guilty to two counts of wire fraud.