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Grayson County District Attorney's office mourns loss
The staff at the Grayson County District Attorney's Office was one man short Wednesday and flags outside the county office buildings flew at half-staff for Joel Durrett, an assistant district attorney.
Lawyer: Most lift deed restriction against temple
A majority of property owners have changed a deed restriction to allow a temple in Hidden Valley Estates, according to the lawyer representing the temple.
Louisiana attorney general joins probe of mortgage foreclosures
BATON ROUGE -- Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell has joined other states' top legal officials in calling for an investigation into possibly illegal practices used by lenders who foreclose on home loan mortgages.
Lawyer, 3 farm workers charged
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.
Magdalo lawyer joins critics of presidential amnesty for mutineers
Even if his clients stand to benefit from President Benigno Aquino III's amnesty proclamation, a lawyer of some of the Magdalo soldiers on Thursday joined critics of the move.
A cooking lawyer opens a restaurant
Between legal cases - which included defending such Philadelphia figures as Philip Testa, Buddy Cianfrani, and Angelo Bruno - power lawyer Nicholas Nastasi cooked.
In foreclosure? You may or may not need a lawyer, but being careful is crucial
The lawyers are starting to circle. The latest twist in the foreclosure crisis has created an uncertain atmosphere ripe for exploitation.
Is Lisa Madigan running?
Michael Sneed: Top tip . . . Sneed hears rumbles Attorney General Lisa Madigan is eyeing a bid to run for mayor of Chicago. Consider. The filing deadline for Chicago mayoral candidates is Nov. 22. "The day after the Nov. 2 statewide elections, when Lisa is expected to be re-elected, she then ... could do anything she wants," said a top Dem source.
Police Beat: Attorney of accused teen wants identity of informant revealed
Attorney for teen accused of selling stolen guns seeks name of confidential informant. Woman who filed for temporary restraining order against Escambia deputy a no-show. Judge denies woman's request to reduce sentence.
Bomb suspect to act as own lawyer at hearing
A court hearing Thursday for Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab will be the first one since the suspect, accused of a Christmas attempted terror attack, decided to fire his lawyers and represent himself.
Attorney: Abuse victim will sue Kratz
A domestic abuse victim targeted by Ken Kratzs unwanted sexually suggestive text messages plans to file a suit against the former Calumet County prosecutor, her attorney said Tuesday. Michael R. Fox said he will file a claim Friday on behalf of Stephanie Van Groll, and more information will be made available at that time. The suit is being filed in U.S. District Court Eastern District of ...
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.
Lawyer for deformed fish hatchery urges chemical ban
The lawyer for the owner of a fish hatchery which had deformed fish larvae on Queensland's Sunshine Coast has called for the agricultural chemical carbendazim to be banned.
End abortion couple's nightmare: lawyer
The lawyer for a young Cairns couple charged over a home abortion has pleaded with jurors to "end the nightmare" for his clients.
Pedestrian to blame for crash: lawyer
An elderly deaf pedestrian contributed to her critical injuries because she crossed the path of a motorcyclist, a defence lawyer says.
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 pleads SC to issue red warrants against Musharraf for extradition to Pak
Lahore, Oct 14 : A local lawyer has moved an application before Pakistan's Supreme Court Lahore Registry, praying that red warrants for the extradition of former dictator Pervez Musharraf through Interpol be issued so that he can be tried under 14 charges, including that of high treason.
Cruz, Shea face off for District Attorney
On Nov. 2, Jack Shea, a Democrat, will try to beat Tim Cruz, a two-term Republican incumbent credited with introducing the county to an array of federal and local crime prevention programs.
Bellemare accused of vendetta against Charest
The lawyer for the Quebec Liberal Party says former justice minister Marc Bellemare is engaging in a vendetta against Premier Jean Charest with his allegations of political cronyism.
New lawyer will see evidence in case of Nigerian accused of trying to blow up Christmas flight
DETROIT - A lawyer advising a Nigerian man who is accused of trying to use explosives in his underwear to blow up an international flight will get access to the evidence, a judge ruled Thursday over the defendant's objections.
Candidate Hassett defends Wisconsin homeowners against bankster fraud
Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Department of Justice are looking into revelations that bottom-feeding banksters and sleazy lenders have fraudulently evicted tens of thousands of homeowners based on inaccurate documentation and falsified data.
New lawyer will see evidence in case of Nigerian accused of trying to blow up Christmas flight
A lawyer advising a Nigerian man who is accused of trying to use explosives in his underwear to blow up an international flight will get access to the evidence, a judge ruled Thursday over the defendant's objections.
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.
Defense lawyer says Phoenix police officer indicted on murder charge in on-duty shooting
PHOENIX - Defense lawyer says Phoenix police officer indicted on murder charge in on-duty shooting. Democrats seize on Republicans' support for reforming tax code in final days of campaign - Democrats desperate for a political game-changer in the final days of the campaign are raising alarms about Republican ideas for reforming the nation's tax code, arguing that their plans will roil middle ...
Attorney not guilty in courthouse chest-bump
ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP -- After a brief trial Wednesday afternoon, an Aurora attorney was found not guilty of chest-bumping another attorney during a courthouse confrontation. Christopher Carroll was charged with misdemeanor battery after a run-in with Elgin attorney Jonathon Carbary on the first floor of the Kane County Courthouse in …
Attorney general debate to be held
  East Central University will host the Ada Area Chamber of Commerce Legislative Lunch Friday at noon.
Personal Injury Attorney Pushes Las Vegas Resort to Fix "Death Ray" Before Injuries Occur
Attorney William Pintas, condo owner at new Vdara resort, takes action to force property owners to fix problem in hotel design that channels sunlight into powerful beams of heat
Suspect charged in slaying of Seton Hall student 'never provided a weapon' to shooter, lawyer says
Bascus' lawyer says he'll seek a bail reduction for client and would oppose state's request for a DNA swab
No move to revoke Lalit Modi's passport: Lawyer
Sacked Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner Lalit Modi's lawyer Thursday expressed ignorance of any move by any government agency to revoke or cancel Modi's passport.
Lawyer: Lindsay Lohan Didn't Try to Escape Rehab for Coca-Cola
Lindsay Lohan 's lawyer says a RadarOnline report claiming the actress, 23, tried to "escape" rehab for Coca-Cola is "absurd and untrue."
Lawyer Gloria Allred Has "Particularly Strong Words for Hilary Swank" on New Film 'Conviction'
Gloria Allred plans to hold a press conference today where she will address concerns regarding the new film about a 1980 murder. Valerie Warrington
Defense attorney: Alanar just ‘went under’
Greed was the motivator, according to the prosecution of a former Sullivan pastor now on trial for allegedly defrauding investors of millions of dollars in church building projects.
Rick Romley won't lead MCSO spending investigation
The county attorney cites conflicts, urges others to probe spending.
Charest's lawyer blasts Bellemare over allegations
The only conclusion that can be reached by the Bastarache commission is former justice minister Marc Bellemare's allegations that Liberals rigged judicial appointments are unfounded and untrue, says Quebec Premier Jean Charest's lawyer.
CARVER COUNTY - Attorney featured in Discovery show
A 2001 homicide case prosecuted by Carver County Attorney Jim Keeler is the subject of an hour-long television program on the Investigation Discovery channel.
Metz challenging Keeler for Carver County Attorney position
For our coverage of the 2010 election concerning the Carver County Attorney’s race, a question and answer session was recently held with incumbent candidate Jim Keeler and challenger Mark Metz. The candidates’ responses appear below.
Jepsen Talks Staffing in Attorney General's Office (Web First)
Attorney General candidate George Jepsen (D-Ridgefield) said that, although the next governor will likely look for places to slash state spending, he believes it would be ill-advised to reduce the staff in the attorney general’s office, since it has only has two more full-time employees than it did 20 years ago and there has been a considerable increase in its case load.
Court orders attorney to turn over juvenile-related records
A District Court judge has ordered Park County Attorney Bryan Skoric to turn over information outlining how his office determines the appropriate court for juveniles accused of criminal wrongdoing.In cooperation with other agencies — such as local personnel from Department of Family Services, Park County Youth Services and law enforcement — the county attorney serves as the gatekeeper or “single ...
Lohan lawyer denies rehab 'escape' claim
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer denies that she tried to sneak out of rehab to buy a fizzy drink.
Judge overrules Detroit terror suspect on evidence
A lawyer advising a Nigerian man who is accused of trying to use explosives in his underwear to blow up an international flight will get access to the evidence, a judge ruled Thursday over the d...
Ore. lawyer ordered to attend anger-management class
A federal magistrate Wednesday ordered Social Security lawyer Daniel A. Bernath to undergo anger-management counseling after an altercation with a judge on a downtown Portland elevator last spring.
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Age: 55 Party: Democrat Residence: Ellsworth Occupation: Deputy district attorney, Prosecutorial District No. 7, Hancock and Washington counties Education: Graduate of Central Aroostook High School, Mars Hill, Maine; University of Maine at Portland-Gorham, Portland, Maine; Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, Pa.
Woman consented to sex, lawyer argues at Victoria trial
A young woman was not the victim of a long and violent sexual assault but agreed to have consensual sex with her boyfriend, a defence lawyer suggested yesterday in B.C. Supreme Court.
Greuel Says City Attorney Program Was Mismanaged
The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office’s Workers’ Compensation Program was mismanaged and wasted millions of taxpayer dollars during Rocky Delgadillo’s tenure as city attorney, City Controller Wendy Greuel said yesterday.
State officials expected to wage legal fight for control over Bell
The California attorney general's office announced that it will proceed with court action against the city of Bell after talks broke down over installing an outside monitor to oversee the scandal-ridden city. The decision sets the stage for a legal...
New attorney assigned to man indicted in deputy shooting
During a previous appearance in Oneida County Court, Brian Brown, 31, said he was displeased with the advice he was getting from his attorney, Edward Kaminski.
Omar Khadr plea deal in works, lawyer says
TORONTO - Omar Khadr's Canadian lawyer says a plea deal for his client is in the works.
City Attorney’s Opinion Says that Hubbell Not Qualified as Judge
Crossett City Attorney James Hamilton has delivered his opinion on whether or not an elected district judge is required to reside within the district.
Suu Kyi won't vote, lawyer says
OSLO, Norway, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said it is illegal for her to vote in November elections in Myanmar despite a ruling by the military junta.