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Monte to get court-appointed attorney
A court-appointed attorney will represent an Oshkosh man accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
Attorney challenges police ID tactics in Fox River Mall sex assault case of Jamie Lee Sames
APPLETON The attorney for a Minnesota man accused of sexually assaulting a child outside the Fox River Mall is challenging police about whether they influenced the girl to identify the suspect they later arrested.
Lawyer uncertain of Assange's whereabouts
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyer admitted on Friday that he does not know whether his client is still in Sweden.
Lawyer: Pennhurst property plan lacks proper zoning
EAST VINCENT — The plan to open a Halloween attraction at the former Pennhurst State Hospital drew more than criticism over possible moral implications, traffic increases and noise violations from public commenters at a township meeting Wednesday.
FloriDUH: A lawyer's unrequited love -- bar none
The jail staff sensed there was something going on between the lawyer and the inmate whom he represented in a drunken driving case. One tipoff was the novice public defender's frequent visits to the Lee County jail to see this inmate.
TAYLOR: District's attorney looking into issue with high school bleachers
TAYLOR –– The school district’s attorney will begin looking into ongoing problems with the Truman athletic field bleachers.
Lancaster lawyer celebrates 40 years
LANCASTER -- For the past four decades, Norm "Pip" Ogilvie Jr. has been helping people deal with their problems. From criminal charges to tax disputes and everything in between, the local lawyer has stood by the side of Lancaster residents. Although Ogilvie, 67, can retire, don't expect him to completely walk away from his passion anytime soon.
Zimbabwe: Attorney-General's Office Drafting New Electoral Act Bill
A draft of the proposed amendments to the country's Electoral Law is being worked upon by legal experts in the Attorney-General's office, SW Radio Africa can reveal.
Lawyer demands Claudine to stop 'threatening' Angelica
Angelica Panganiban’s lawyer demands Claudine Barretto to stop threatening her client’s life and making “false accusations and damaging remarks” against her.   Atty. Joji Alonso said so in a “final demand” letter she sent to Claudine on Sept. 3, PEP reports.   With this, the lawyer confirmed earlier reports that Claudine has been sending “grave threats” to Angelica. Alonso noted in her letter:  
Former Marshall attorney disbarred by state court
A former Marshall attorney, Renae Lynn Ehler, has been disbarred by the Missouri Supreme Court.
Wall St. Said to Finance Dinallo for Attorney General
Eric Dinallo, the onetime lieutenant of former New York attorney general Eliot L. Spitzer, is now being backed by the world of finance to take that office himself, The Financial Times reports, citing an analysis of campaign contributions.
Peter Grech to be appointed Attorney General
Peter Grech is to be appointed Attorney General replacing Silvio Camilleri is being appointed Chief Justice next week. Dr Grech, 53, graduated as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 1979 and was called to the bar in January 1980 when he went into private legal practice.
Conn. priest denies sex abuse allegations
The lawyer for a Connecticut Roman Catholic priest says his client denies allegations in a lawsuit that he sexually abused an altar boy in the 1980s and tried to buy his silence with bribes. Sexual abuse - Catholic Church - Priesthood - Religion & Spirituality - Christianity
7 defendants convicted in Portugal sex abuse trial
A prosecution lawyer says a Portuguese court has found six men and one woman guilty of crimes relating to child sex abuse in a major trial that lasted nearly six years.
Peter Grech appointed new Attorney-General
Deputy Attorney-General Peter Grech, 53, has been appointed as the new Attorney-General. Grech has been working in the Attorney-General’s Office for the past 27 years
Lawyer charged with stealing hundreds of thousands from clients
A lawyer who once represented the city of Ridgefield is due in court today to face first-degree theft charges relating to allegations he stole between $587,000 and $840,000 from four different clients since 2003. The alleged thefts were uncovered after one of the clients, an elderly Ridgefield married couple, filed a lawsuit earlier this year claiming that Michael J. Wynne, 63, embezzled $350 ...
Lawyer banned by Ala. judge for missing hearings
Associated Press - September 3, 2010 9:34 AM ET MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge in Mobile has banned a lawyer from practicing in U.S. District Court after he missed two scheduled...
Lawyer banned by Ala. judge for missing hearings
Associated Press - September 3, 2010 9:34 AM ET MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge in Mobile has banned a lawyer from practicing in U.S. District Court after he missed two scheduled...
US Attorney warns of 3 scams circulating in NMI, Guam
U.S. Attorney Alicia A.G. Limtiaco is warning the public that there are at least three scams currently circulating in Guam and in the Northern Mariana Islands.
Adessi: Make Safety at Work Top Priority, Says Lawyer
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A leading Scottish lawyer has urged employers to make sure safety is always their top priority after a man suffered a serious brain injury whilst working. The warning from Elaine Russell, partner and work accident specialist at the Glasgow office of national law firm Irwin Mitchell, comes as the Health and Safety Executive fined a company for breach of duty after a 49 ...
WikiLeaks founder's lawyer unsure whether client is in Sweden
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyer said Friday he does not know whether his client, who is being investigated by Swedish authorities over rape and molestation allegations, was still in Sweden, Swedish news website The Local reported. Leif Silbersky added that Assange has yet to be summoned for questioning on...
Sannds attorney says businessman did "nothing" in Macau
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- An attorney representing Las Vegas Sands Corp. told the Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday that a Hong Kong businessman "did virtually nothing" to help the casino operator win a lucrative gaming license in Macau.
Sands attorney says businessman did "nothing" in Macau
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- An attorney representing Las Vegas Sands Corp. told the Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday that a Hong Kong businessman "did virtually nothing" to help the casino operator win a lucrative gaming license in Macau.
Sands attorney says businessman did "nothing" in Macau
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- An attorney representing Las Vegas Sands Corp. told the Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday that a Hong Kong businessman "did virtually nothing" to help the casino operator win a lucrative gaming license in Macau.
Sands attorney says businessman did "nothing" in Macau
CARSON CITY, Nevada -- An attorney representing Las Vegas Sands Corp. told the Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday that a Hong Kong businessman "did virtually nothing" to help the casino operator win a lucrative gaming license in Macau.
TAYLOR: District's attorney looking into issue with high school bleachers
TAYLOR –– The school district’s attorney will begin looking into ongoing problems with the Truman athletic field bleachers.
Vasquez's attorney planning appeal
The attorney for Sandra Vasquez is planning to appeal the 15-year jail sentence handed down to her client by a Kendall County judge last week.
Attorney defends traffic stop video release
Yorkville's city attorney responded this week to a request by a high-ranking Kendall County law enforcement official to investigate the release of public information.
Ex-attorney sentenced for biodiesel scam
ABERDEEN — A disbarred Tennessee attorney gets a 26-month sentence for defrauding a federal biofuels subsidy program.
Lawyer firing rapist loses appeal
A rapist who fired his defence lawyers 14 times finally loses his appeal against the conviction.
Attorney indicted in Census shooting
A Williamson County grand jury on Thursday indicted attorney Carolyn Barnes, 53, on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a public servant for shooting at a Census worker in May.
Lawyer firing rapist loses appeal
A rapist who fired his defence lawyers 14 times finally loses his appeal against the conviction.
South Africans whose trials are delayed by strike could end up suing government, lawyer says
A top South African lawyer says people whose trials have been delayed because of a nationwide civil service strike could end up suing the government for damages.
Lawyer charged with 2 felonies
They're supposed to uphold the law. But at least three local attorneys in recent weeks have found themselves on the wrong end of the system.
Attorney Sentenced to 26 Months in Biodiesel Scam
Disbarred Tennessee attorney H. Max Speight was sentenced to 26 months in jail for defrauding a federal biofuels subsidy program, according to the Hattiesburg American in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Death of Salinas attorney called 'suspicious'
Police are investigating the death of a Salinas attorney after his body was found in his house Wednesday. Officers went to the home of Mark Hafen, 58, on the 700 block of Carmelita Drive about 4p.m. after coworkers reported he hadn't shown up for work, police said Thursday.
State Attorney General unable to reach deal with ex-investigator
A prosecutor and defense attorney said Thursday they have been unable to reach a plea agreement in the case of J. Paul DeWoody, a former Yuba County District Attorney's Office investigator charged with embezzling from the office. At the request of...
Morales' Lawyer Withdraws Lawsuit
After three days of testimony in the case, Angel Morales' lawyer, Robert Ludgin, this morning withdrew the lawsuit that sparked a court hearing over whether absentee ballots were mismanaged in the 4th House District primary race last month.
Morales' Lawyer Withdraws Lawsuit
After three days of testimony in the case, Angel Morales' lawyer, Robert Ludgin, this morning withdrew the lawsuit that sparked a court hearing over whether absentee ballots were mismanaged in the 4th House District primary race last month.
Attorney Asks Execution Date Not Be Set For Harbison
An attorney for a Chattanooga man facing the death penalty is asking the Tennessee Supreme Court not to set an execution date. Dana Hansen Chavis said the facts of the case against Edward Harbison do not warrant execution.
Casino Lawyer Comes to the Aid of Struggling Nuns
The Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, in Barrington, N.J., were uncertain what would happen to them until Timothy Lowry, a N.J. lawyer who specializes in gaming and lottery law, helped rally people to form the Daughters for the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart with the goal of raising enough money to provide for the nuns.
Dr Peter Grech to be appointed Attorney General
Deputy Attorney General Peter Grech will be appointed Attorney General, replacing Silvio Cammileri who is being appointed Chief Justice next week. Dr Grech, aged 53, graduated as Doctor of Laws from the University of Malta in 1979 and was called to the bar in January 1980 when he went into private legal practice. Later in 1980 [...]
Former Attorney Sentenced To 26 Months For Biodiesel Scam
Disbarred Tennessee attorney H. Max Speight is sentenced to 26 months in prison for defrauding a federal biofuels subsidy program.
Attorney General Race Is Anyone's Game
Yesterday, Quinnipiac reported that 85% of registered Democrats don't know who they'll vote for come the Democratic Attorney General primary on September 14. The Observer reports some people think the poll was flawed—"Instead of giving respondants a list of names and asking them to pick one—which would have at the very least given a sense of who has the highest name i.d.—respondents were asked ...
Disbarred Tennessee attorney gets 26 months for biodiesel scam guilty plea
ABERDEEN, Miss.— A disbarred Tennessee attorney gets a 26-month sentence for defrauding a federal biofuels subsidy program.
Lawyer fights ban on guns in Lee County's parks
A year ago, pro-gun rights lawyer J. Patrick Buckley targeted Lee County park signs and a gun-banning park ordinance for what he calls a violation of state law.
MTAS Attorney Says He Overlooked Section In His Recall Opinion
An attorney for the Municipal Technical Assistance Service (MTAS) who earlier said state law trumps the city of Chattanooga charter on recall matters ackownledged he overlooked a key factor in his decision.
Attorney Sentenced to 26 Months in Biodiesel Scam
Disbarred Tennessee attorney H. Max Speight was sentenced to 26 months in jail for defrauding a federal biofuels subsidy program, according to the Hattiesburg (Miss.) American. Speight and William T. "Tommy" Tacker II of Okolona, Miss., were partners in Biodiesel of Mississippi Inc., which built a plant that went bankrupt in 2006.
Lawyer Allan Vinni running for council
Shirley Lin Today staff A local lawyer has made the first bid to run for the Saprae Creek and Draper area in the upcoming municipal election.[...]
Texas Attorney General Investigating Google & Antitrust Issues
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is conducting an investigation into Google’s business practices as they relate to search listings, in particular whether Google is manipulating its paid and editorial results in a way that violates antitrust laws.