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Lawyer, 3 workers in the dock over Sosilawati murder
BANTING: More than a month after the disappearance of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and her three associates, four men were charged with their murders yesterday.
Lawyer, 3 workers in the dock over Sosilawati murder
BANTING: More than a month after the disappearance of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and her three associates, four men were charged with their murders yesterday.
Gowling to plead guilty: lawyer
SIMCOE -The trial of a Turkey Point man accused of trying to kill his ex-wife took a surprise turn Tuesday when the man's lawyer announced his client is ready to plead guilty to a new set of charges.[...]
HC hands Pune lawyer, sister lifer 19 yrs after acquittal
A city-based lawyer and his sister, accused of setting ablaze the man's wife in 1989, were acquitted by the district and sessions court here in 1991.
Attorney Questions Legality of MN Seat Belt Law
A Minneapolis attorney says a client of his had a seat belt citation overturned because of a mistake in state law...
Lawyer, 3 workers in the dock over Sosilawati murder
BANTING: More than a month after the disappearance of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and her three associates, four men were charged with their murders yesterday.
Lawyer: Parents overwhelmed by 350 party crashers
Parents did all they could to prevent underage drinking, lawyer says Hundreds of teens brought alcohol, and within 15 minutes, students were drinking, passed out and vomiting on the property, attorney said.
Utah joins nationwide foreclosure investigation
Utah's attorney general is joining officials in all 50 states launching an investigation targeting possible fraud in the...
Ex-attorney seeks new sentence in theft of clients' money
By Molly Moorhead, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, October 13, 2010 Former attorney Jessica Miller looks at family members in the courtroom Wednesday after a judge in New Port Richey turned down her request for a shorter sentence. NEW PORT RICHEY — Jessica Miller, a former attorney who stole and spent thousands of dollars of her clients' money, repaid just $250 of the debt before a judge sent ...
District Attorney Jimmie Harp speaks in support of metro police force
District Attorney Jimmie Harp said he believes a combined metro police department for Gadsden and Etowah County would be a positive move.
4 charged in M'sian cosmetics queen murder case
Lawyer N. Pathmanabhan and three farm workers were charged on Wednesday (Oct 13) with killing cosmetics millionaire Sosilawati Lawiya and three others in a gruesome case that has gripped Malaysia.
Lawyer, farm workers charged with murder
BANTING: A lawyer, N Patmanabhan, 41, and three farm workers were yesterday charged in the Teluk Datok magistrates’ [...]
San Pedro, Hollywood branches of L.A. City Attorney's Office set to close
San Pedro and Hollywood branches of the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office are on the chopping block and set to close later this year due to budget cutbacks, an office spokesman said Wednesday. RELATED LINKS: » BLOG: Keep up to date with South Bay crime and court news » BLOG: Track South Bay court cases » South Bay crime stats
L.A., S.F. DAs face off for attorney general
The district attorneys of San Francisco and L.A. counties are battling to become California's next attorney general.
Corruption, illegal immigration top attorney general debate
New Mexico’s attorney general candidates debated illegal immigration policy, health care reform and fighting corruption Tuesday night at Eastern New Mexico University. Incumbent and Democrat Gary King and Republican challenger Matt Chandler, also...
Lawyer and 3 farm workers charged in Sosilawati case
BANTING : A lawyer, N. Patmanabhan, 41, and three farm workers were charged in the Teluk Datok Magistrate’s Court here with the murder of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three men.
Texas' Abbott joins other attorneys general in probe of foreclosure procedures
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Wednesday that he is joining with attorneys general and regulators from 49 other states to investigate improper home foreclosure procedures.
Attorney General to investigate foreclosure crisis
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said the recent nationwide foreclosure crisis could constitute deceptive business practices. Now, he's joining other states in an investigation into whether mortgage companies abused the American public in foreclosure proceedings.
OCEANSIDE: Winning attorney seeks $420K from MiraCosta over Richart lawsuit
The lawyer who successfully challenged MiraCosta College's $1.6million settlement with its former president is now seeking morethan $420,000 in legal fees from the college, court documentsshow.
Lawyer: Authorities botched shooting investigation
After the release of a small-town police officer wrongly jailed for shootings along the Illinois-Indiana border that left one dead, law enforcement officials on Wednesday fended off criticism they mishandled the...
Lawyer: Authorities botched shooting investigation
After the release of a small-town police officer wrongly jailed for shootings along the Illinois-Indiana border that left one dead, law enforcement officials on Wednesday fended off criticism they mishandled the...
Need a Lawyer? Good Luck
Congress must approve two measures designed to provide legal representation to low-income Americans.
Aiken attorney sentenced in fraud scheme
Former Aiken attorney John W. Harte, 64, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Columbia to one year and one day imprisonment for money laundering and conspiracy to commit mail fraud.
Lawyer: Authorities botched shooting investigation
After the release of a small-town police officer wrongly jailed for shootings along the Illinois-Indiana border that left one dead, law enforcement officials on Wednesday fended off criticism they mishandled the investigation.
Lawyer: Info bill will silence whistle blowers
The draft Protection of Information Bill will make it impossible for whistleblowers to step forward, lawyer and well-known whistleblower Mike Tshishonga says.
Lawyer seeks consolidation of Front Royal
FRONT ROYAL -- A local attorney says he's "dead serious" about starting the process of consolidating the governments of Front Royal and Warren County.
Stumbling, but running
Attorney General Martha Coakley was picking her way through the harried throngs at the Topsfield Fair on Sunday afternoon, trying to convince people she isn’t the person they may have thought she was.
Thomas' lawyer upset over city bid to remove him as PBA attorney
Mayor Byron W. Brown is using "slimy" tactics to try to force the attorney for embattled Human Resources Commissioner Karla L. Thomas to quit the case, Thomas' lawyer alleged Wednesday.
Marvin Austin’s lawyer has prolific clients
Former UNC player Marvin Austin is represented by Miami lawyer Christopher Lyons.
Attorney General’s Office Seeks Outside Monitor To Oversee Bell
The California attorney general's office says it will go to court to ask for an outside monitor to oversee affairs in Bell after negotiations with the scandal-plagued city broke down.
State to ask seek monitor of Bell, Calif., affairs
The California attorney general's office says it will go to court to ask for an outside monitor to oversee affairs in Bell after negotiations with the scandal-plagued city broke down.
Attorney general sues group that controls Golden Temple food company
State Attorney General John Kroger has sued Unto Infinity, the group that controls Golden Temple, a natural foods company in Eugene. The lawsuit also named as defendants the Siri Singh Sahib Corp., an Oregon nonprofit religious corporation, as well as numerous Golden Temple managers, including CEO Kartar Khalsa. The attorney …
CS city attorney calls it quits
The College Station City Council will discuss appointing an interim city attorney Thursday after longtime counsel Harvey Cargill's abrupt resignation a day earlier. Cargill stepped down during a short meeting with Mayor Nancy Berry on Wednesday af ...
Lawyer dumps Starr over $$
No money, no mouthpiece. High-powered lawyer Abbe Lowell wants to ditch crooked celebrity money manager Kenneth Starr because he hasn't been paid. Lowell -- who defended Bill Clinton during his impeachment -- has been representing Starr and his ex-stripper wife, Diane Passage, against civil SEC charges. Starr agreed to...
Lawyer’s blunder leaves accident victims in the lurch
When an East Hartford man who was wounded and whose passenger was killed in a Hartford police shooting in 2005 fled and crashed his car into another vehicle at an intersection, injuring occupants of the other car, he arguably created a dream scenario for a plaintiff’s lawyer.
Judgment upheld in lawyer impersonation
The state Appellate Court has upheld a $73,000 judgment that Wesley S. Spears, a lawyer who formerly practiced in the Hartford area, won against another Hartford lawyer, Joseph S. Elder, based on the accusation that Elder impersonated Spears in telephone conversations with a police officer investigating possible misconduct.
Attorney general sues group that controls Golden Temple food company
State Attorney General John Kroger has sued Unto Infinity, the group that controls Golden Temple, a natural foods company in Eugene. The lawsuit also named as defendants the Siri Singh Sahib Corp., an Oregon nonprofit religious corporation, as well as numerous Golden Temple managers, including CEO Kartar Khalsa. The attorney …
Karasick settling into his new role
Montclair’s new attorney says the job won’t change him much
Letter hints at possible legal action after North Arlington water sale investigation
The borough attorney for North Arlington has sent a letter to the law firm representing the Passaic Valley Water Commission stating that the borough council has permitted him to possibly take legal action against the water utility.
TWITTER: Hayes lawyer argues that death too expensive in Petit slayings
The defense in the trial of Steven J. Hayes this morning is arguing motions related to his sentencing hearing, which is set to begin Monday. Hayes could face the death penalty after being convicted in the July 2007 slayings of Jennifer Hawke Petit and her daughers Hayley and Michaela. Check below to follow Register North Bureau Chief Luther Turmelle's account of today's arguments as they happen ...
Hayes lawyer argues that death too expensive in Petit slayings
NEW HAVEN — Defense attorneys for Steven J. Hayes, convicted in the Cheshire triple homicide, argued today they should be able to tell jurors it’s much more expensive to execute an inmate than keep him in prison for the rest of his life.
District attorney asks for simple fix, gets complications
County employees’ salaries and benefits have been a hot topic recently, and given the new adopted budget, they may have been deemed a thing of the past. But during the Collin County Commissioners’ Court meeting Monday, District Attorney John Roach addressed the court looking for a little help.
Wang's offending 'egregious', lawyer says
Charges brought against businesswoman May Wang arose out of "the most egregious level of offending" and an application for her to be discharged without conviction should be turned down, a lawyer argued in court today.
Super’ lawyer
Gary Greenwald, the founder of Greenwald law offices in Chester, Wurtsboro and New York City, was recently named to the Hudson Valley “Super Lawyers” list in the field of general litigation.
Lawyer Tillman: More than genes
Meet Lawyer Tillman, a quiet, unassuming all-league tailback who owns the North Thurston school record for most rushing yards in a game.
Rick Romley won't lead MCSO spending investigation
The county attorney cites conflicts, urges others to probe spending.
Suu Kyi: I won't vote in coming Myanmar election
Democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected voting in Myanmar's coming election, the country's first in two decades, her lawyer said.
Mom of man killed by Phoenix officer asks for non-violent support
Surrounded by her family, attorney and friends, Elvira Fernandez thanked those who have supported her following the death of her son, 29-year-old Daniel Frank Rodriguez.
Attorney hopeful long shot for post
Challenger Jim Kenny has a lot of ground to make up to unseat Prosecutor Mark Roe after his primary loss.
Lawyer unveils ‘robo-signer’ depositions
NEW YORK — In an effort to rush through thousands of home foreclosures since 2007, financial institutions and their mortgage servicing departments hired hair stylists, Walmart floor workers and people who had worked on assembly lines and installed them in “foreclosure expert” jobs with no formal training, a Florida lawyer says.