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Ian Dunwoodie stands for Labour in Manurewa
Manurewa lawyer Ian Dunwoodie is standing for the Labour Party nomination in Manurewa.
Tenn. Attorney General investigating foreclosures
As hundreds of thousands of homes have been seized nation-wide by banks this year alone, every state Attorney General says they are now investigating. But, the laws on the foreclosure process vary from state to state.
Attorney: Bus driver arrested on DUI charge wasn't driving erratically
A former Mt. Prospect school bus driver charged with DUI was not driving erratically and did not appear intoxicated before police stopped her bus and arrested her, her attorney argued today in an effort to have her case dismissed in Cook County Circuit Court. During a pretrial hearing today in Rolling Meadows branch court, defense attorney Ernie Blomquist said police stopped Betty Burden's bus ...
California's next attorney general could delay ruling on Proposition 8
A law professor who supports marriage rights for gays and lesbians said Thursday that the race for California attorney general “could end up mattering so much to the future of Proposition 8,” the 2008 voter measure that reinstated a ban...
State's Attorney Race
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. - The State's Attorney office in Somerset County is up for grabs this November. The challenger is hurling allegations and the... Visit WMDT.com for the full story
Court: Las Vegas lawyer can't run for justice of peace
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court on a 4-2 vote today rejected a move by a Las Vegas lawyer to have her name put on the Nov. 2 election ballot as a justice of the peace candidate.
Deal's Attorney Responds To Tough Questions
Republican candidate for governor Nathan Deal's attorney responds to tough questions about his tax returns, while his opponent, Democrat Roy Barnes, admits to mistakes on his own returns.
Lawyer seeks Labour Manurewa nomination
A south Auckland lawyer is seeking the Labour nomination to stand as the party's candidate in the Manurewa electorate his former boss is vacating.
Mets lawyer fights falling-fan case, says security adequate, man's conduct didn't stand out
NEW YORK, N.Y. - He might have seemed drunk and punchy, but a New York Mets fan didn't stand out in a raucous crowd before he tumbled onto another spectator and broke her back at the former Shea Stadium, a team lawyer said Thursday.
NY Mets ask judge to toss out falling-fan case
A lawyer for the New York Mets says a fan might have seemed drunk and obnoxious before he tumbled onto another spectator and broke her back, but he didn't stand out of a raucous crowd at the former Shea Stadium. The team and some other defendants tried to persuade a judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the injured woman, Ellen Massey.
Officials threaten to sue if finance board hires lawyer
STAMFORD -- In a bi-partisan statement, Board of Representatives leaders have unanimously signaled they will consider legal action against the Board of Finance if it follows through with plans to secure a lawyer to provide the board with legal advice.
Surrey border guard’s lawyer says alleged sex assaults too risky to commit
SURREY – Former Surrey border guard Daniel Greenhalgh would have to have been taking an “insane risk” to do the crimes he’s accused of committing, his lawyer says.
California's next attorney general could delay ruling on Proposition 8
A law professor who supports marriage rights for gays and lesbians said Thursday that the race for California attorney general “could end up mattering so much to the future of Proposition 8,” the 2008 voter measure that reinstated a ban on same-sex marriage.
Attorney: Casino owner to plead innocent Friday
Associated Press - October 14, 2010 9:04 PM ET MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An attorney for indicted casino owner Milton McGregor says he will plead innocent at his arraignment Friday.
Lawyer faces suspension for allegations
The State Bar of Arizona initiated an investigation after finding probable cause that Johnson had lied under oath in a disciplinary hearing, claimed to communicate with the dead, and had sexual contact with a client.  
Milton McGregor's lawyer says the casino owner will plead innocent to charges in federal vote-buying case
Arraignment will be 10:30 a.m. Friday
Attorney: Casino owner to plead innocent Friday
MONTGOMERY — An attorney for indicted casino owner Milton McGregor says he will plead innocent at his arraignment today.
Defence lawyer: 15 prisoners convicted of Indian massacre released due to illegal evidence
TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico - A defence lawyer says a Mexican federal judge has ordered the release of 15 more people convicted in a 1997 massacre of Indians in the southern state of Chiapas.
Defence lawyer: 15 prisoners convicted of Indian massacre released due to illegal evidence
A defence lawyer says a Mexican federal judge has ordered the release of 15 more people convicted in a 1997 massacre of Indians in the southern state of Chiapas.
SD Attorney: IRS Hiring Agents For More Audits
A local attorney said the Internal Revenue Service is hiring more agents to audit citizens who do not have the ability to pay their taxes during the worst economic climate since the Great Depression.
Lawyer: Texas arson case prosecutor shows bias
An Innocence Project attorney on Friday questioned the impartiality of a prosecutor leading a state science panel's probe of an arson investigation that led to the execution of a Texas man.
New Attorney General Will Have Major Impact On Prop 8 Appeals
SAN FRANCISCO -- A University of California law school dean said Thursday that voters' choice of a new state attorney general in November could have a "profound impact" on legal battles over Proposition 8.
Attorney: McGregor to plead innocent Friday
An attorney for indicted casino owner Milton McGregor says he will plead innocent at his arraignment Friday.
Officials threaten to sue if finance board hires lawyer
STAMFORD -- In a bi-partisan statement, Board of Representatives leaders have unanimously signaled they will consider legal action against the Board of Finance if it follows through with plans to secure a lawyer to provide the board with legal advice.
R.I. attorney general candidate sues rival for defamation
Keven A. McKenna, an independent candidate for Rhode Island attorney general, has sued election rival Erik B. Wallin for defamation of character, alleging that Wallin falsely accused him of removing a Wallin campaign sign from private property and replacing it with a McKenna sign.
Officials threaten to sue if finance board hires lawyer
STAMFORD -- In a bi-partisan statement, Board of Representatives leaders have unanimously signaled they will consider legal action against the Board of Finance if it follows through with plans to secure a lawyer to provide the board with legal advice.
Christmas Day Bombing Suspect Gets Lawyer
Judge overrules Umar Abdumutallab's request to keep evidence from his standby lawyer.
Money talks in Balto. Co. state's attorney's race
Shellenberger, Bailey in rematch from 2006 contest In the race for Baltimore County state's attorney, a rematch of the 2006 contest between Scott D. Shellenberger and Stephen Bailey, law-and-order issues have taken a back seat to accusations of wasteful spending.
Spending bigger issue than crime in county state's attorney race
Shellenberger, Bailey in rematch from 2006 contest In the race for Baltimore County state's attorney, a rematch of the 2006 contest between Scott D. Shellenberger and Stephen Bailey, law-and-order issues have taken a back seat to accusations of wasteful spending.
Florida attorney general candidates are opposites
TALLAHASSEE -- The Democrat and Republican nominees for the office of attorney general couldn't have more different plans for taking over the job from Bill McCollum. Democrat Dan Gelber wants to withdraw Florida from the lawsuit McCollum filed against the federal health care overhaul. Republican Pam Bondi attended the arguments in the case, and is making pressing forward with it a top campaign ...
New Attorney General Will Have Major Impact On Prop 8 Appeals
SAN FRANCISCO -- A University of California law school dean said Thursday that voters' choice of a new state attorney general in November could have a "profound impact" on legal battles over Proposition 8.
Judge appoints attorney for suspect in VSU student's death
A Petersburg man charged last week in the beating death of a Virginia State University student was appointed a lawyer yesterday during his first appearance in court. After determining that Deondray D. "Flip" Maddox, 24, could not afford an attorney, Judge Pamela O'Berry of Chesterfield General District Court appointed defense ...
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McGregor attorney meets with reporters on eve of arraignment
The attorney for Victoryland and Birmingham Race Course owner Milton McGregor met with reporters for the first time to discuss federal bribery charges against his client.
Triathlete Lawyer Travels Into Mount Everest's Thin Air for Charities
Charlie Wittmack woke up on the asphalt of a Kazakhstan highway last weekend after being knocked unconscious when a car rear-ended his bicycle at about 40 mph.
Local attorney says lenders rushing home foreclosures
Consumer rights attorney Matthew Weidner says suddenly lenders are becoming increasingly aggressive.
Baxter Springs attorney indicted
An attorney from Baxter Springs was indicted on three drug charges Thursday in U.S. District Court in Wichita.
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.
Kamala Harris and Steve Cooley ramp up attacks in attorney general's race
The Democrat accuses her rival of disbanding the district attorney's environmental crimes unit to shut down a probe of a Cooley campaign contributor. Cooley denies the charge and says he has a better record of prosecuting environmental crimes than Harris. The political attacks are sharpening in the race for California attorney general as election day nears and interest in the campaign rises ...
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.
NPP-USA Blasts Attorney General
BETTY MOULD-IDDRISU: GHANA’S WORST ATTORNEY GENERAL EVER. NPP-USA All over Africa and the rest of the world people are looking at Ghana as an exemplary country whose success in democracy is crucial to the manifestation of what many have termed Africa’s Century.
Attorney General candidate Martha Dean on the constitution and bringing efficiency to the office (with video)
TORRINGTON — In an editorial board meeting Wednesday Attorney General candidate, Republican Martha Dean, talked about her philosophy for the office, her focus on upholding the constitution, and her plan for tackling the approximate 36,000 case back-log that the Attorney General’s office currently has.
Lawyer: Accused Salem mom not responsible for actions
SALEM — Just a month before she is set to stand trial on charges that she withheld medication from her autistic, cancer-stricken son, Kristen LaBrie's lawyer filed a notice that he intends to use a "lack of criminal responsibility" defense in the case.
Attorney, media owner named to Mo. college board
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a lawyer and a media company owner to the state's Coordinating Board for Higher Education. The governor on Wednesday named Thomas Strong of Springfield and Dalton Wright of Conway to the state board responsible for overseeing the Department of Higher Education.
Lawyer claims 'overreaction' by Pelham Manor cop in Bronx fatal shooting
The attorney for the family of a Harlem man killed by a Pelham Manor police officer after a pursuit is accusing the officer of a 'gross overreaction' and the department of poor officer training.
Attorney General debate set for Sunday
LAS CRUCES - Attorney general candidates Gary King, a Democrat and the incumbent, and Matt Chandler, his Republican challenger, are scheduled to meet in a debate 5 p.m. Sunday at Corbett auditorium in the Corbett Center Student Union on the New Mexico State University campus.
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 ...
Lawyer says McPherson volunteer authored anonymous blog
Meaford's incumbent mayor is using "dirty politics" to discredit challenger Jim McPherson's campaign, McPherson claimed Wednesday. The dispute surrounds an anonymous blogsite which has been critical of Mayor Francis Richardson and senior municipal staff.[...]
Kamala Harris and Steve Cooley ramp up attacks in attorney general's race
The Democrat accuses her rival of disbanding the district attorney's environmental crimes unit to shut down a probe of a Cooley campaign contributor. Cooley denies the charge and says he has a better record of prosecuting environmental crimes than Harris. The political attacks are sharpening in the race for California attorney general as election day nears and interest in the campaign rises ...