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Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins loses 2 key members of campaign team
Just a month before the November election, District Attorney Craig Watkins has lost two key members of his campaign team.
Dallas District Attorney Craig Watkins loses 2 key members of campaign team
Just a month before the November election, District Attorney Craig Watkins has lost two key members of his campaign team. On Wednesday, Eric Celeste said that he had left his job as spokesman for Watkins' re-election campaign.
Lawyer abruptly agrees to file for license as a Foxwoods principal
HARRISBURG - For more than half an hour Wednesday, an attorney for South Jersey lawyer Lewis Katz tried to persuade the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board not to insist that his client be licensed as a principal in the Foxwoods Casino project.
Lawyer abruptly agrees to file for license as a Foxwoods principal
HARRISBURG - For more than half an hour Wednesday, an attorney for South Jersey lawyer Lewis Katz tried to persuade the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board not to insist that his client be licensed as a principal in the Foxwoods Casino project.
Arsonist's lawyer demands a lower sentence
The arson attack on a house of a Roma family in Vítkov, north Moravia, was not an attempted murder, Pavel Pěnkava, defence lawyer of one of the organisers of the attack, said yesterday.
X Factor: Gamu Nhengu's family lawyer says they will fight against deportation
The lawyer representing X Factor reject Gamu Nhengu's family said today they would fight "all the way" plans to deport them.
Defense: Threats forced lawyer to play part in deadly conspiracy
INDIO — A 61-year-old San Francisco lawyer was a victim — not a participant — of an identity scam that resulted in the stabbing death of a Palm Springs retiree killed for his financial assets, the man's attorney told jurors Wednesday.
Attorney general backs Caritas sale
Attorney General Martha Coakley yesterday recommended approval of the proposed sale of Caritas Christi Health Care to a New York private equity firm, a deal that would bring for-profit health care on a large scale to a state long dominated by nonprofit hospitals.
Banting murders: Two lawyer brothers rearrested
KUALA LUMPUR: The two lawyer brothers and another man, detained over murder investigations involving cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawti Lawiyah and a missing Indian millionaire, were rearrested after their remand order expired.
Thaksin's lawyer filed libel complaint against Newin
Fugitive ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has instructed his lawyer to file a police complaint charging faction leader Newin Chidchob for libel related to the alleged assassination plot.
Thaksin's lawyer filed libel complaint against Newin
Fugitive ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has instructed his lawyer to file a police complaint charging faction leader Newin Chidchob for libel related to the alleged assassination plot.
Ohio sues GMAC; attorney general says other big banks may have foreclosed improperly
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray on Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit against GMAC Mortgage for allegedly filing false documents in hundreds of Ohio foreclosure cases, and stressed that other big banks may be guilty of the same practice.
Final defense lawyer offers argument in Smith case
With Howard K. Stern watching solemnly, his lawyer told jurors in his drug conspiracy trial that he loved Anna Nicole Smith and never conspired to give her harmful drugs.
Target of attorney's blog breaks his silence
Christopher Armstrong, the University of Michigan student government leader and subject of an antigay blog published by a Michigan assistant attorney general, said Wednesday that recent suicides by bullied gay teens inspired him to finally speak out.
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.
Conway attorney faces two indecent exposure charges
A Conway attorney who was suspended from practice earlier this year has been indicted on charges he exposed himself to people in 2006, according to Horry County grand jury indictments.
Tommy Sheridan 'asked colleague to lie to lawyer'
Former MSP Tommy Sheridan asked a colleague to lie to a lawyer about minutes of a meeting where he allegedly admitted visiting a swingers' club, a court heard today.
Lawyer brothers rearrested for new probe
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 7, 2010): The two lawyer brothers who are in their third week of detention over their alleged links to the murder of Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya, her three associates and also for four other similar case were re-arrested today by the police for investigations into a fresh case.
Jordan-Elbridge school board fires lawyer
They blame Danny Mevec for not keeping the public informed.
Thaksin accuses his former close aid of defamation
Former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's lawyer on Thursday filed a libel suit against the ex- premier's former right-hand man Newin Chidchob after the latter allegedly claimed Thaksin had hired hit men to kill him.
Attorney General to relax stun gun rules in NJ
New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow will announce a new policy to lift restrictions on the use of stun guns by law enforcement.
Attorney general antagonists send their ads into battle
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- It has been dueling endorsements in the race for state attorney general this week, against the backdrop of just-released pull-no-punches ads. One such, from Republican Daniel Donovan, taunts Democrat Eric Schneiderman as "radical" and "left...
Lawyer out of jail after failing to 'pledge' allegiance
TUPELO – Attorney Danny Lampley of Oxford was out of the Lee County Jail after more than 4 1/2 hours of thinking about why he refused to recite the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance today.
Madison lawyer accused of overbilling public defender's office
A Madison lawyer who allegedly overbilled the Wisconsin public defender's office for hundreds of hours of work he never performed was charged Wednesday with theft by fraud.
N.C. attorney general broadens foreclosure review
The N.C. Attorney General’s Office has expanded its investigation into questionable foreclosure tactics to include 14 more mortgage lenders.
Lawyer goes from green room to courtroom
Lisa Bloom is a lawyer, and she plays one on TV. She's as comfortable in the courtroom as she is in the green room.
Attorney: Harder turned down plea deal involving sex case
PORT CLINTON — A former police officer turned down a plea deal that would have kept a case against him involving a 14-year-old girl from going to a grand jury, his attorney said.
Mississippi Lawyer Jailed for Refusing to Recite Pledge of Allegiance
A judge in Tupelo, Mississippi ordered an attorney jailed yesterday after he refused to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the opening of the court session.
Thaksin's lawyer filed libel complaint against Newin
Newin Chidchob for libel related to the alleged assassination plot.Lawyer Picha Wichitsilp on Thursday lodged the complaint with the Crime Suppression Division, calling for the police investigation.In...
New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez seeking plea deal, attorney says
An attorney for Francisco Rodriguez says he hopes to have a plea deal in place for the Mets closer by his next court date, scheduled for Nov. 10.
Lawyer: K-Rod seeking plea deal
New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez's defense attorney says the player is in plea talks and anger management classes.
Attorney: New subpoenas in Edwards campaign probe
Federal prosecutors have issued a fresh round of subpoenas for a probe into John Edwards' campaign finances, an attorney for the two-time presidential candidate said Wednesday.
Ohio's Top Attorney Sues Mortgage Company
Attorney General Richard Cordray is suing a mortgage company for allegedly fraudulent home foreclosures.
Dismiss federal charge against girlfriend of Dontae Morris, attorney says
By Richard Danielson, Times Staff Writer Thursday, October 7, 2010 TAMPA — With the case moving toward a trial next month, the attorney for the girlfriend of Dontae Morris has filed a motion to dismiss the indictment against his client. Cortnee Brantley, 22, of Seffner faces a federal charge of not telling authorities that she knew that Morris, a convicted felon who authorities say shot and ...
Defense attorney attacks Kamp's credibility during cross examination
The attorney for accused killer Ethan Mack attacked the criminal history and credibility of the key witness in Mack's murder trial Thursday. Heather Kamp, became feisty trying to defend herself on the stand.
Attorney: Mets' closer Rodriguez is in plea talks
New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez, who faces charges that he assaulted his girlfriend's father and then violated a related restraining order, is in plea talks and anger management classes, his lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney: Mets' K-Rod is in plea talks
New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez is in plea talks and anger management classes, his lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney: K-Rod in plea talks
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez's defense attorney says the player is in plea talks and anger management classes.
Attorney seeks new trial in Worthington murder case
Attorney Robert George has filed a motion for a new trial for Christopher McCowen, the man who was found guilty in November 2006 of the first-degree murder of Truro resident Christa Worthington in 2002.
Attorney: Mets' closer Rodriguez is in plea talks
NEW YORK- New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez's defense attorney says the player is in plea talks and anger management classes.
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.
Attorney: Mets’ K-Rod In Plea Talks, Anger Management
Francisco Rodriguez's attorney Christopher Booth spoke Thursday after K-Rod's brief appearance before a Queens judge.
New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez seeking plea deal, attorney says
An attorney for Francisco Rodriguez says he hopes to have a plea deal in place for the Mets closer by his next court date, scheduled for Nov. 10.
Lawyer Jailed Over Pledge Refusal
Mississippi judge hits attorney with criminal contempt rap Attorney Danny Lampley spent several hours in the Lee County jail after he would not stand up and recite the 31-word pledge in a Tupelo courtroom. Pledge Refusal read more
Attorney: Mets' K-Rod is in plea talks
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez is in plea talks and anger management classes, his lawyer said Thursday. "We're engaged in plea negotiations," attorney Christopher Booth said after Rodriguez's brief appearance before a Queens judge.
Lawyer says Mets closer Rodriguez in plea talks
New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez's defense attorney says the player is in plea talks and anger management classes.
Lawyer for Canadian commander who flew queen says he'll plead guilty to murder, other charges, CN
Lawyer for Canadian commander who flew queen says he'll plead guilty to murder, other charges.
Attorney: Mets' K-Rod is in plea talks
New York Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez is in plea talks and anger management classes, his lawyer said Thursday.
Human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh on hunger strike in Iranian prison
Detained Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh managed to inform her family in an interrupted telephone contact that she is on the twelfth day of her hunger strike and her phone conversation was cut short when she attempted to inform her family of her dire situation in prison. -Zamaneh
Lawyer Jailed Over Pledge Refusal
Mississippi judge hits attorney with criminal contempt rap Attorney Danny Lampley spent several hours in the Lee County jail after he would not stand up and recite the 31-word pledge in a Tupelo courtroom. Pledge Refusal read more