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Ask probe of chief deputy's credit card use
Kendall County State's Attorney Eric Weis has requested that the Illinois Attorney General's Office investigate expenditures made by the Kendall County Sheriff's Office with a county-issued credit card.
Ask a Lawyer returns to Myrtle Beach, WBTW
COLUMBIA-  The South Carolina Bar Ask-A-Lawyer program, which coordinates volunteer lawyers in a regional effort to assist the public with its legal questions, will be held in Myrtle Beach on Thursday, October 28.
Lawyer Snapshot: Kim P. Clayton
Global Monitoring Inc. 10/11/2010 headlines... Pro bono – always a celebration – and you’re invited!
Fernandez Wants State Attorney Taken Off Case
ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. -- Former Orange County Commissioner Mildred Fernandez will try to get State Attorney Lawson Lamar's office taken off her corruption case Monday afternoon.
Caddo Lawyer Killed By Law Officers
Arkansas State Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a 71-year-old north Caddo Parish man who was killed as law officers tried to serve an arrest warrant that accused him of shooting at other people as part of a property dispute.
Politics blog: Democrats to rip DA candidate Danny Clancy for 'implying' Watkins campaign stole rims
Dallas Democratic Party Chairwoman Darlene Ewing has planned a news conference for Monday. She says it's "regarding the accusations being made against District Attorney Craig Watkins by his Republican challenger Danny Clancy in regards to Clancy's recent tire theft claim."
Butler County attorney named Prosecutor of the Year
TOPEKA — Butler County Attorney Jan Satterfield was named Prosecutor of the Year at the annual meeting of the Kansas County & District Attorneys Association in Overland Park.
Mystery developer is son of former Chinese vice-president, says lawyer
THE mystery couple proposing to demolish and rebuild a $32 million Point Piper home are the son and daughter-in-law of one of China's most powerful politicians, according to their Sydney lawyer.
Lawyer at ease with cricket's appeal
Kim Cotton's weekend pastime has many similarities to her day job.
Iran stoning case: Son, lawyer, journalists held
The son and lawyer for a woman who could face death by stoning, along with two German journalists, were arrested by Iran, the International Committee Against Stoning said Monday.
Mystery developer is son of former Chinese vice-president, says lawyer
THE mystery couple proposing to demolish and rebuild a $32 million Point Piper home are the son and daughter-in-law of one of China's most powerful politicians, according to their Sydney lawyer.
Experience Key In Race: DA candidates tout evidence of qualifications for office
Experience is a prevailing debate in the race for district attorney.
Former local attorney pleads no contest to embezzling
A former Tahlequah attorney pleaded no contest Friday to embezzlement charges.
District Attorney files charges against teen in fatal car crash
The Winona County District Attorney says he filed charges on Monday in a fatal car crash that happened on April 23, 2010.
U.S. attorney leaving office
After a long and successful career, a veteran state and federal prosecutor is involuntarily leaving the helm of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Muskogee this week.
Attorney general candidates discuss open government
Editor’s note: Freedom New Mexico invited attorney general candidates Matt Chandler and Gary King to share their views on New Mexico’s Open Records Act and Inspection of Public Records Act. King accepted the invitation we made to both...
Did GMAC Try To Silence A Lawyer Who Exposed Its Alleged Foreclosure Fraud?
Is GMAC Mortgage, the company under siege by numerous state attorneys general and members of Congress for its use of dubious foreclosure legal filings, trying to silence the lawyer who exposed the bank's practices? So says Thomas Cox, the Maine attorney whose case is at the center of GMAC's ongoing debacle.
Attorney: Gitmo plea deal pledge broken
The attorney for a former al-Qaida cook said Monday that the government did not deliver on a promise that led him to plead guilty to supporting terrorism, and she said that could discourage other inmates at Guantanamo from reaching deals with prosecutors.
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Lawyer enters not guilty pleas for Neil in Vegas
A lawyer for rocker Vince Neil entered not guilty pleas for the Motley Crue singer on misdemeanor drunken driving and speeding charges.
Attorney says officials broke plea deal pledge for Guantanamo detainee
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The attorney for a former al-Qaida cook said Monday that the government did not deliver on a promise that led him to plead guilty to supporting terrorism, and she said that could discourage other inmates at Guantanamo from reaching deals with prosecutors.
Lawyer enters not guilty pleas for rocker Vince Neil in Las Vegas drunken-driving case
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - A lawyer for rocker Vince Neil entered not guilty pleas for the Motley Crue singer on misdemeanour drunken driving and speeding charges.
Mike Kelly named 2010 Legal Elite Personal Injury Lawyer of the Midlands
Columbia - The Greater Columbia Business Monthly announced the recipients of the 2010 “Legal Elite” in their October 2010 issue. Selected by peers, Mike Kelly has been announced as “Legal Elite” lawyer in the category of Personal Injury.
Attorney says officials broke plea deal pledge for Guantanamo detainee
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The attorney for a former al-Qaida cook said Monday that the government did not deliver on a promise that led him to plead guilty to supporting terrorism, and she said that could discourage other inmates at Guantanamo from reaching deals with prosecutors.
Dallas County District Attorney's Race Gets Racial
The Dallas County political race for the District Attorney's office is being fueled with accusations from both sides. On Monday, charges of racism were thrown into the mix by the chair of the Dallas County Democratic Party. "I think the racial card is being played," said chair Darlene Ewing, "and I find it offensive." Ewing was discussing the political contest between current District Attorney ...
Lawyer enters not guilty pleas for Neil in Vegas
A lawyer for rocker Vince Neil entered not guilty pleas for the Motley Crue singer on misdemeanor drunken driving and speeding charges.
Attorney: Gitmo plea deal pledge broken
The attorney for a former al-Qaida cook said Monday that the government did not deliver on a promise that led him to plead guilty to supporting terrorism, and she said that could discourage other inmates at Guantanamo from reaching deals with prosecutors.
Lawyer enters not guilty pleas for rocker Vince Neil in Las Vegas drunken-driving case
LAS VEGAS - A lawyer for rocker Vince Neil entered not guilty pleas for the Motley Crue singer on misdemeanor drunken driving and speeding charges. Attorney Richard Schonfeld said Monday his 49-year-old client didn't have to appear in person for the pleas in Las Vegas Justice Court.
Bar breath testers create new risks: lawyer
The manager of a Penticton resort is installing a blood-alcohol tester in his bar to help customers deal with B.C.'s tough drinking and driving laws, but one lawyer says it may not be a smart idea.
People are angry with me for Kasab: Kazmi
Kasab’s lawyer, Abbas Kazmi says every inmate at the ‘Bigg Boss’ house has only one agenda – winning the show – for which they can stoop to any level. But, he could never do that
LAWYER: Richmond Twp. won't have to hand out cash in discrimination case
Richmond Township will not have to pay “one penny” of the $600,000 awarded to Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center in a recent lawsuit settlement, said Lawrence Dloski, the township’s lawyer.
Lawyer enters not guilty pleas for Neil in Vegas
LAS VEGAS — A lawyer for rocker Vince Neil entered not guilty pleas for the Motley Crue singer on misdemeanor drunken driving and speeding charges.
Navy lawyer: Guantanamo plea deal pledge broken
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The attorney for a former al-Qaida cook said Monday that the government did not deliver on a promise that led him to plead guilty to supporting terrorism, and she said that could discourage other inmates at Guantanamo from reaching deals with prosecutors.
Navy lawyer: Guantanamo plea deal pledge broken - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The attorney for a former al-Qaida cook said Monday that the government did not deliver on a promise that led him to plead guilty to supporting terrorism, and she said that could discourage other inmates at Guantanamo from reaching deals with prosecutors.
LAWYER: Richmond Twp. won't have to hand out cash in discrimination case
Richmond Township will not have to pay “one penny” of the $600,000 awarded to Sacred Heart Rehabilitation Center in a recent lawsuit settlement, said Lawrence Dloski, the township’s lawyer.
Settlement Brings Millions To Pay Back Hidden Fees
Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that he has secured an additional $8.5 million in settlements with companies that tricked countless New York consumers into signing up for discount clubs that charged hidden fees. read more
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.
Conn. candidates spar over vision of AG office
The next four years in the Connecticut attorney general's office will not be like the last 20, the major-party candidates for the position said Monday.
It could happen again, warns lawyer
A lawyer representing families of 7/7 victims yesterday warned that similar attacks could happen again.
Harris gets Obama endorsement, while Cooley scores nods from editorial boards
Attorney General hopeful Kamala Harris got a big boost today from a high profile Democrat: none other than President Obama endorsed the San Francisco District Attorney , calling her a "strong voice for Californians,"...
Michael Jackson - Murrays Lawyer Fires Back At Wrongful Death Suit
An attorney for MICHAEL JACKSON's embattled physician DR. CONRAD MURRAY is fighting a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the King of Pop's father, insisting the patriarch has...
Two bidders line up for Brown's Chicken
A bidder affiliated with the former spurned vice president of Brown's Chicken is offering $265,000 for the restaurant chain, said the attorney representing the creditors' committee.Pop-Grip LLC, a newly formed Illinois limited liability company, submitted its bid before today's 5 p.m. deadline, said attorney Scott Schreiber.One of Pop-Grip's members is Tom Kennefick Jr., son of Brown's 37-year ...
Beauregard District Attorney reviews truancy program
Beauregard Parish District Attorney David Burton is involved with improving the juvenile justice system in Louisiana. Three years ago he had one person in mind to build the Truancy Assessment and Service Center (TASC) from the ground up to work with at-risk children and their families.  
Lenders recruiting 'thugs' a lawyer says
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- An attorney in Florida said U.S. lenders are considering themselves above the law in their rush to seize homes from financially troubled homeowners.
Attorney: 'Incessant' bullying at Ohio district
Teachers and administrators confronting the issue of four bullied students who died by their own hands must get involved to end bullying, an attorney for grieving families said Monday.
Attorney general warns candidates about robo-calls
Call him robo-call cop. Attorney General Steve Six on Monday reminded candidates about the rules of robo-calls.
Lawyer: 'Pacman' Jones Offended By Police Detention
An attorney for Adam "Pacman" Jones says his client is offended after being detained by police following a traffic accident Sunday.
Florida attorney general seeks rehearing in foreclosure investigation
Florida attorney general seeks rehearing in foreclosure investigation
EXCLUSIVE: Attorney: I Believe Brooke Burke's Boyfriend Knew He Bought Stolen Goods
Brooke Burke 's live-in boyfriend --former Baywatch star David Charvet -- knew he was buying stolen goods from a high-end design store, charges the attorney representing the victimized store. The Dancing with the Stars host was deposed in a lawsuit brought by EuroConcepts versus Zalfa "Zee" Halaby , a former store employee. PHOTOS: Brooke Burke On Dancing With The Stars RadarOnline.com broke the ...
Law Firm Marketing Expert Dave Lorenzo to Speak to Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
David Lorenzo, Chairman and Founder of Attorney Marketing Firm Rainmaker Lawyer Consulting, is honored to be selected to address the premier Florida criminal defense lawyers’ organization in Miami, Florida on October 15, 2010.