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Charges that music video director raped daughters are 'unbelievable,' lawyer says
Prosecutors charge that Aswad Ayinde, 51, who won an MTV award for directing The Fugees' "Killing Me Softly" video, raped and impregnated his daughters in order to create "pure" family bloodlines.
Attorney general candidates say the other plays party politics
Democrat Scott Hassett accuses Wisconsin's incumbent attorney general of playing politics in the state's "top cop" position, while J.B. Van Hollen says that's the attack his challenger is using to avoid acknowledging legitimate legal stances made in the past four years.
Lawyer: Doc Implanted 12 Embryos In 'Octomom'
Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor implanted a dozen embryos in the pregnancy that gave her octuplets, a state attorney said Monday, a number that another doctor said was unheard of and surpasses Suleman's assertion that only six embryos were implanted.
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.
Monica Conyers still fights for appeal
Detroit — Monica Conyers, the former Detroit councilwoman, pleaded guilty to bribery because she was unable to resist pressure from her lawyer, the government and the news media, according to an appeal brief filed Monday.
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.
Attorney general's race pits DAs from opposite ends of state, political spectrum
Kamala Harris, Steve Cooley often leave issues by the wayside to trade attacks
District attorney named top auto theft prosecutor
With his office’s success this year in prosecuting some high-profile auto theft cases, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon has been named the top auto theft prosecutor in Texas.
Lawyer pleads guilty to Rx drug charges
PORTSMOUTH — A local lawyer and volunteer basketball coach pleaded guilty to two prescription drug charges Monday, was sentenced, and ordered to report the convictions to the state Bar Association.
Lawyer: 'Octomom' Implanted With 12 Embryos
The fertility doctor of Nadya Suleman implanted a dozen embryos in the pregnancy that gave her octuplets, a state attorney says.
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.
Crash victim was well-known White Plains real estate lawyer
WHITE PLAINS — Real estate attorney Melvin Mitzner, 72, was killed in a three-car crash Saturday on Bloomingdale Road, only a few blocks from his home.
Assistant City Attorney Don Larkin appointed Palo Alto's interim top lawyer
Palo Alto Assistant City Attorney Don Larkin will step in temporarily as the town's top lawyer when Gary Baum retires from the position at the end of the month, council members decided Monday night.
Editorial: Cooley's record lends him promise as attorney general
In headlines, California’s attorney general often wears the badge of “top cop,” responsible under the state constution for overseeing independent local district attorneys and sheriffs. But beyond simply busting bad guys, the attorney general has a broad duty to ensure all aspects of state law are uniformly and adequately enforced; to act as the state’s lawyer in, for instance, defending ballot ...
Prosecutor: Trenton lawyer tried to intimidate ex
Authorities say a lawyer tried to intimidate an ex-girlfriend who made a domestic violence claim against him by suing her for $250,000.
Steve Cooley at a glance
A brief profile of the candidate for attorney general Steve Cooley
Suspect own lawyer in '89 rape
An accused rapist can represent himself at his January trial despite concerns about his competency, an Allen County judge ruled Monday.
Experience makes Rotellini best choice for attorney general
On Nov. 2, Arizona voters should have more on their minds than just the governor's race or the fate of Congress, as there's another significant race that shouldn't be forgotten. The attorney general is Arizona's top legal officer and is in charge of the state's largest law firm.
"Octomom" doctor implanted 12 embryos, Calif. state attorney says
Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor implanted a dozen embryos in the pregnancy that gave her octuplets, a state attorney said Monday, a number that another doctor said was unheard of and that surpasses Suleman's assertion that only six embryos were implanted.
Oksana and Her Lawyer -- Here's a Freebie
Filed under: Oksana Grigorieva , Lisa Bloom , Mel Gibson , Celebrity Justice Mel Gibson should be a fan of Oksana Grigorieva 's new lawyer, Lisa Bloom -- 'cause unlike the cavalcade of lawyers trying to stick Mel with Oksana's legal bills ... Bloom is working for free. Bloom tells TMZ she decided to work for Oksana pro bono… Read more
Malema appeal process under way - lawyer
ANC Youth League president Julius Malema has begun the process of appealing an Equality Court order against him, contrary to allegations by the Sonke Gender Justice Network that he has ignored it, his lawyer said yesterday.
DeWine attorney general ad cites News 11 report
Republican challenger for Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine calls current Attorney General Richard Cordray a poor manager of the Ohio crime lab in a new political ad.
Lawyer: Octuplets' mom implanted with 12 embryos
Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor flouted national standards by implanting her with a dozen embryos in the pregnancy that resulted in octuplets, according to testimony at a licensing hearing.
Ferndale Schools appeal ruling in falling flagpole death
Ferndale — An attorney for Ferndale Schools said the district is appealing a ruling in a wrongful death lawsuit to the Michigan Supreme Court.
Lawyer: Octuplets' mom implanted with 12 embryos
Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor flouted national standards by implanting her with a dozen embryos in the pregnancy that resulted in octuplets, according to testimony at a licensing hearing.
Lawyer: Octuplets' mom implanted with 12 embryos
Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor flouted national standards by implanting her with a dozen embryos in the pregnancy that resulted in octuplets, according to testimony at a licensing hearing.
Faux lawyer on trial
Trial for a man accused of falsely representing himself as an attorney began in federal court Monday.
Nuestra Familia gang members allegedly plotted to kill lawyer
Nuestra Familia leaders and associates from Monterey County plotted to kill an attorney, according to a government motion filed in the Operation Valley Star trial now unfolding in a Sacramento federal court.
Lawyer: Octuplets' mom implanted with 12 embryos
Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor flouted national standards by implanting her with a dozen embryos in the pregnancy that resulted in octuplets, according to testimony at a licensing hearing.
Attorney General Holder to raise Nobel case in China
The Attorney General said on Tuesday he would urge China to release Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo during an upcoming visit to Beijing, the first such visit by a senior U.S. official since the dissident won the award.
Expert lawyer to speak at Dickinson
From Watergate to 9/11, lawyer Richard Ben-Veniste has been involved with some of the most contested scandals in American politics.
Don't revoke approval, asks lawyer
COLLINGWOOD - A local lawyer has asked councillors not to approve a staff report to town council, that would revoke the draft plan of subdivision for a west-end property.[...]
Lawyers accused of murder no longer allowed to practise law
Kuala Lumpur: A lawyer accused in the Banting murders and his brother, also a lawyer, are no longer allowed to practise law.
Nova Scotia cross-burning harassment but not hatred, defence lawyer argues
A Nova Scotia man admitted Monday he set fire to a two-metre cross on an interracial couple's lawn earlier this year, but his lawyer argued the act on its own isn't enough to prove the 20-year-old was inciting racial hatred.
Potential Class Action Lawsuit for Moose Accident Victims: Lawyer
St. John's lawyer Ches Crosbie has been helping moose collision victims obtain financial compensation for years. Now he's looking at the possibility of a class-action lawsuit for these victims.
Missouri attorney general urges education for Bustamante
Missouri's attorney general says the 16-year-old girl accused of killing a young neighbor has a right to be educated while awaiting trial. Alyssa Bustamante is charged as an adult with first-degree murder in last October's death of 9-year-old Elizabeth Olten near Jefferson City.
N.L. lawyer considering class action suit for moose-car crash victims
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - A St. John's, N.L., lawyer is looking at the possibility of a class-action lawsuit for victims of moose-car collisions in the province.
David Widlak had been lawyer, banker, father and husband
The story of David Widlak, the missing banker whose body was found Sunday evening floating among weeds in Lake St. Clair, has been media fodder for four weeks and a hot topic at local bars, restaurants, and office coolers.
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.
Diary of a debtor: my lawyer says bankruptcy is the only option
My main creditor has turned down Uncle Moneybags's 30% settlement offer on my debt, saying accepting it would be like 'promoting the abuse of credit' ... that's rich Fairy goduncles don't exist. I was right not to allow myself to believe that all my debt could be magicked away by an uncle I've never met . Far from being debt-free, I am now, officially, in default. I didn't want it to go this way ...
Ex-JPMorgan Banker’s Divorce May Alter U.K. Pre-Nups
Bankers, socialites and heirs to family fortunes may win more power to protect assets in divorces if the U.K. Supreme Court tomorrow moves a step closer to recognizing U.S.-style pre-nuptial agreements, lawyers say.
Conyers Tells Lawyer: I Was Pressured
Former Detroit city councilwoman Monica Conyers says her lawyer, the government and news media pressured her into a guilty plea on corruption charges.
N.L. lawyer considering class action suit for moose-car crash victims
A St. John's, N.L., lawyer is looking at the possibility of a class-action lawsuit for victims of moose-car collisions in the province.
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Riley, Vonderheide Vie for State’s Attorney Office
In an effort to inform the voting public, the Daily Union is presenting the two candidates for Shelby County State’s Attorney.
Attorney says Pennsylvania man had 'no motive' to kill Chatham priest, seeks insanity defense
Robert Sciarrino/The Star-LedgerJose Feliciano, right, appears in Superior Court n Morristown for a pre-trial conference Monday. Feliciano's lawyer is seeking to file an insanity defense. CHATHAM BOROUGH — Jose Feliciano, the former custodian at St. Patrick Church in Chatham, has...
Author admits factual error
BRITISH author Alan Shadrake on Tuesday admitted a factual error in his book and told the High Court he will be correcting it in the next print run. Shadrake, a 75-year-old Briton, conceded he was wrong to state that first-time drug abusers ordinarily received the maximum 10 years' jail. But he denied scandalising the Singapore judiciary in his book, entitled Once a Jolly Hangman: Singapore ...
Lawyer: Mom implanted with 12 embryos
Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor flouted national standards by implanting her with a dozen embryos in the pregnancy that resulted in octuplets, according to testimony at a licensing hearing.