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Lawyer denies report that James Yap refused to support Baby James
"I think it's a lie." Ito ang pahayag ni Atty. Lorna Kapunan tungkol sa umano'y pagtanggi o hindi pag-alok ng suporta ng kanyang kliyente na si James Yap sa anak nito kay Kris Aquino na si Baby James o Bimby.
Lawyer: Gerakan can oust Teng with 51% vote
By Athi Shankar GEORGE TOWN: A dispute has emerged about the number of votes needed to oust the Penang Gerakan chief at an emergency general meeting (EGM) this Sunday. Party leaders were wrong in deciding that the no-confidence motion against Dr Teng Hock Nan could pass only with a two-third majority, according to Lim Choo Hooi, a practising lawyer who is an active Gerakan member at the ...
Lawyer: Gerakan can oust Teng with 51% vote
By Athi Shankar GEORGE TOWN: A dispute has emerged about the number of votes needed to oust the Penang Gerakan chief at an emergency general meeting (EGM) this Sunday. Party leaders were wrong in deciding that the no-confidence motion against Dr Teng Hock Nan could pass only with a two-third majority, according to Lim Choo Hooi, a practising lawyer who is an active Gerakan member at the ...
Attorney-General seeks legal advice on paedophile appeal
Opposition Leader John-Paul Langbroek has launched a broader attack on the Qld justice system after calling for an appeal against a child sex offender sentence.
Sheriff and district attorney candidates' debates, council forum available online
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Debates for district attorney and sheriff's candidates, and a council forum hosted last week in Lakeport are now available online for voters getting ready to make their decisions this fall.
Kilpatrick seeks to block prosecutors
A lawyer for Kwame Kilpatrick on Monday asked the Michigan Court of Appeals to slam the door on prosecutors who missed a deadline to challenge his appeal of the probation violation sentence that put the former mayor behind bars.
Lawyer Charged With CBT Absent From Hearing 10 Times
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 (Bernama) -- The hearing of a case involving a lawyer charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT), involving a cheque for RM120,000 which had to be postponed 10 times due to his absence, will continue without his presence on Nov 14.
Lawyer Charged With CBT Absent From Hearing 10 Times
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 (Bernama) -- The hearing of a case involving a lawyer charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT), involving a cheque for RM120,000 which had to be postponed 10 times due to his absence, will continue without his presence on Nov 14.
Attorney wants judge off her cases; jurist denies bias claims
Livingston County District Judge Theresa Brennan says there is no evidence she cannot be fair, objective and impartial when deciding cases handled by a local attorney who accused her otherwise.
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz resigns in sexting scandal
CHILTON Ken Kratzs 18-year tenure as Calumet Countys top prosecutor is over, ending in disgrace with a single-sentence letter to Gov. Jim Doyle.
Lawyer says foster mother acted 'out of frustration'
CHARLOTTE - Frustration that had been building for weeks caused Monique James to push her 4-year-old foster daughter into some steps, nearly killing her, prosecutors said Monday as the Lansing woman's trial began.
Kerviel lawyer says to appeal court verdict
The lawyer representing Jerome Kerviel said on Tuesday that he would appeal a Paris court's decision to sentence the former Societe Generale trader to five years in prison.
Resignation may not be the end of Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratzs woes
Ken Kratz ended his career as Calumet County district attorney Monday, but the loss of his $105,000 salary and the damage to his reputation could be just a part of his punishment.
Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz resigns from office
Ken Kratzs 18-year tenure as Calumet Countys top prosecutor is over, ending in disgrace with a single-sentence letter to Gov. Jim Doyle: I hereby resign from my position as District Attorney, Calumet County, effective immediately.
Upset once, Coakley back in the fight
PITTSFIELD -- Attorney General Martha Coakley isn’t taking for granted she’ll win re-election next month, a lesson learned after the Democrat lost to Republican Scott Brown in the special election for U.S. Senate.
'Killer' lawyers' lawyer: Charge or free them
By S Rutra KUALA LUMPUR: The counsel for the two lawyer brothers arrested in connection with the brutal murder of a millionaires Sosilawati Lawiya and three others want the police to charge his clients or release them. Ravi Nekoo said the police should have conducted their investigation first and then arrest the suspects. “It seems to me that the police are only investigating the case now,” he ...
Lincoln County district attorney to prosecute ex-detective
Lincoln County District Attorney Don Dunphy has agreed to act as special prosecutor in the case of a former Wausau detective accused of showing up to work while drunk last month.
Kerviel Found Guilty by French Court in SocGen Case
Jerome Kerviel was sentenced to three years in prison and ordered to repay Societe Generale SA’s 4.9 billion-euro ($6.8 billion) trading loss by a judge who said the former trader’s actions threatened the existence of the bank.
French trader appealing sentence, $6.7B in damages
The lawyer for former French bank trader Jerome Kerviel says he is appealing a Paris court's verdict sending Kerviel to prison for three years and ordering him to pay a staggering euro4.9 billion in damages.
French trader appealing sentence, $6.7B in damages
The lawyer for former French bank trader Jerome Kerviel says he is appealing a Paris court's verdict sending Kerviel to prison for three years and ordering him to pay a staggering euro4.9 billion ($6.7 billion) in damages.
Lawyer says Nigerian ex-militant leader in South Africa fears for his life
JOHANNESBURG - A lawyer for a Nigerian ex-militant leader being held on terror charges in South Africa says his client fears for his life because Nigerian government officials have made threatening statements.
Bout's lawyer plans to stall extradition efforts
A Thai court has cleared the way for the United States to move to extradite an accused international arms dealer on terrorism charges, but he is expected to throw up as many legal roadblocks as possible.
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 charged with CBT absent from hearing ten times
Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 17:50:00 KUALA LUMPUR: The hearing of a case involving a lawyer charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT), involving a cheque for RM120,000 which had to be postponed 10 times due to his absence, will continue without his presence on Nov 14. Sessions Court judge Azizah Mahamud, who set the date, said the court would proceed with the hearing on that day, even without ...
Lawyer charged with CBT absent from hearing ten times
KUALA LUMPUR: The hearing of a case involving a lawyer charged with criminal breach of trust (CBT), involving a cheque for RM120,000 which had to be postponed 10 times due to his absence, will continue without his presence on Nov 14.
County attorney reconsidering resignation
MONTROSE - Montrose County Attorney Bob Hill, who submitted a letter of resignation on Wednesday, now is reconsidering his decision at the request of county commissioners.
County attorney tenders resignation
MONTROSE - Montrose County Attorney Bob Hill tendered his resignation yesterday, but at least one commissioner said he hopes Hill will reconsider. “He’s been a dedicated, resourceful, hard-working guy for the county, and I just don’t want to see him leave,” Commissioner Ron Henderson said.
Mehserle's attorney seeks new trial as new evidence emerges
Rains says jury should have heard about Taser case in Kentucky, got wrong instructions on gun enhancement
City Council directs $225,000 payment to 2 victims of fired police officer
Charlotte City Council directed city attorney's office to pay two alleged victims of former police officer Marcus Jackson a total of $225,000, according to three elected officials who were part of negotiations.
French rogue trader Kerviel convicted
The lawyer for former French bank trader Jerome Kerviel says he is appealing a Paris court's verdict sending Kerviel to prison for three years and ordering him to pay a staggering 4.9 billion euros ($6.86 billion) in damages.
Dolloff Attorney Seeking New Trial, Reversal Of Verdict
The attorney for the woman convicted of trying to kill her husband will have to wait to go before a judge and ask for a new trial.
SC must rule on anti-impeach bid – Gutierrez lawyer
MANILA, Philippines – The Supreme Court (SC) should decide on the petition of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez to stop impeachment proceedings against her because “justice must prevail,” her lawyer said Tuesday.
WYANDOTTE: City attorney says trash bidding process was legal
WYANDOTTE — The city attorney has weighed in on the propriety of allowing a contractor to change a bid for trash collection services.
City responds to Attorney General's report on Imam shooting
DEARBORN — The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has released its findings in the FBI action that resulted in the death of Imam Luqman Abdullah on October 28, 2009 in a warehouse in Dearborn. The Attorney General’s Office concluded that no Michigan law had been broken.
Demjanjuk's lawyer again seeks release
John Demjanjuk's lawyer has sought again the release of the 90-year-old defendant from custody at his trial in Germany.
WYANDOTTE: City attorney says trash bidding process was legal
WYANDOTTE — The city attorney has weighed in on the propriety of allowing a contractor to change a bid for trash collection services.
Demjanjuk's lawyer again seeks release at German trial, health problems persist
MUNICH - John Demjanjuk's lawyer has sought again the release of the 90-year-old defendant from custody at his trial in Germany. The retired Ohio autoworker faces 28,060 counts of accessory to murder for his alleged activities as a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp.
Man accused in teens' 1978 deaths gets new lawyer
A new attorney has been assigned for one of two men charged in the deaths of five New Jersey teens who disappeared in 1978.
Demjanjuk's lawyer again seeks release
John Demjanjuk's lawyer has sought again the release of the 90-year-old defendant from custody at his trial in Germany.
Demjanjuk's lawyer again seeks release
MUNICH -- John Demjanjuk's lawyer is again seeking the release of the 90-year-old defendant from custody at his trial in Germany, where he is being tried for alleged activities as a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp.
Resignation may not end Ken Kratzs woes after sexting scandal
Ken Kratz ended his career as Calumet County district attorney on Monday, but the loss of his $105,000 salary and the damage to his reputation could be just a part of his punishment.
Demjanjuk's lawyer again seeks release
John Demjanjuk's lawyer has sought again the release of the 90-year-old defendant from custody at his trial in Germany.
Demjanjuk's lawyer again seeks release
John Demjanjuk's lawyer is again seeking the release of the 90-year-old defendant from custody at his trial in Germany, where he is being tried for alleged activities as a guard at the Nazis' Sobibor death camp.
Attorney says McCollum gave WellCare a break in fraud case
Attorney Barry Cohen claims in a new court petition that Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum is so tainted by campaign cash from WellCare Health Plans that he shouldn't be involved in a massive settlement with the insurer.
Main Line lawyer found guilty of having sex with minor
A Main Line lawyer has been convicted of sexually abusing a Russian ballet dancer he helped support.
Lawyer brothers lodge police report
PETALING JAYA (Oct 5, 2010): The two lawyer brothers who are suspects in the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three of her associates lodged a police report on Monday alleging they were roughed up and deprived of their rights to legal counsel during interrogation.
Mehserle's lawyer seeks new trial
Johannes Mehserle's lawyer asked a judge Monday to set aside the former BART police officer's manslaughter conviction for shooting an unarmed passenger and order a new trial, saying new evidence of a similar shooting by...
Teen's sentencing postponed when lawyer claims cruel & unusual punishment
BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A judge has postponed a Berrien County teenager's murder sentencing after his lawyer argued that it's cruel and unusual punishment.
Attorney general reviews shooting
The state Attorney General's office is investigating the circumstances of a shooting Sunday in which members of a SWAT team fatally shot a man who allegedly threatened them with firearms following a standoff at his home.
SocGen Lawyer: Very Satisfied With Rogue Trader Verdict
SocGen Lawyer: Very Satisfied With Rogue Trader Verdict