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Attorney For Mosque Opponents Slams Feds
A day after the U.S. Attorney's office released a briefing that defending Islam as a religion, the attorney for the opponents of the Rutherford County Islamic Center fired back.
Lawyer: Octuplets' mom knew dangers of pregnancy
A lawyer for Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor said Tuesday that the doctor consulted the octuplets' mother about the dangers of bearing multiple babies, and he didn't refute allegations that she was implanted with 12 embryos, far in excess of national guidelines.
Henry family attorney says grieving relatives seek justice
The New York attorney for the family of Danroy "DJ" Henry says he wants to keep racial stereotypes out of a police shooting case that has drawn national media attention.
Civil case decides Jeffrey Dupree owes lawyer $12,500
Richard Lawrence sued Jeffrey Dupree in Roanoke City Civil Court Tuesday. Lawrence served as Dupree's lawyer starting in 2008
Misconduct reversed for Air India lawyer
VANCOUVER - The Law Society of B.C. has reversed a finding of professional misconduct against the lawyer son of a man acquitted in the Air India bombings.
U.S. attorney strengthens focus on national security, civil rights
Federal prosecutors in Western Pennsylvania will put more effort into national security and civil rights, U.S. Attorney David Hickton said Tuesday.
Lawyer: Pace Player Lay Dying, Cuffed
A Pace University football star shot by cops, after allegedly hitting them with his car, lay dying and handcuffed on a road for up to 15 minutes without attention from a medical team at the scene, a lawyer for his family said Tuesday.
Report: Lawyer says docs ignored Henry
A Pace University football star shot by cops, after allegedly hitting them with his car, lay dying and handcuffed on a road for up to 15 minutes without attention from a medical team at the scene, a lawyer for his family said Tuesday.
Jailed lawyer struck off
LAWYER Leong Wai Nam, who is serving a 61/2-year jail term for pocketing about $90,000 of clients' money, was struck off the rolls yesterday. Disciplinary proceedings before the Court of Three Judges took less than five minutes as the 42-year-old was not contesting the Law Society's application for him to be disbarred.
Lawyer: Octomom Nadya Suleman 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: Psychiatrist To Plead Guilty
COVINGTON (AP) - A defense attorney says a northern Kentucky psychiatrist will plead guilty in an attack in which a patient was stabbed with a two-foot sword. Dr. Douglas Rank is charged with attempted murder, but The Kentucky Enquirer reports lawyer Robert Gettys said during a pretrial conference in Covington on Monday that his client would enter a plea to first-degree assault. Rank's trial is ...
Henry family attorney says grieving relatives seek justice
The New York attorney for the family of Danroy “DJ” Henry says he wants to keep racial stereotypes out of a police shooting case that has drawn national media attention.
Officers punished for beating lawyer
Four policemen in Wenchuan county, epicenter of the 2008 earthquake in Southwest China's Sichuan province, have been punished for attacking a lawyer who refused to make way for officials who were visiting a rebuilt school.
My Plan As Attorney General
The nonprofit community and the real estate industry, two key segments of New York's economy, are suffering as a result of the financial crisis. So it is essential that the New York State Attorney General's Office, which oversees both, does everything possible to assist them. As New York's next attorney general, I plan to build on Andrew Cuomo's successes and make sure that happens. The Attorney ...
Bailey wants North Myrtle Beach police dashcam video shared
The lawyer representing William Bailey, this city's former public safety director, filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing City Manager Mike Mahaney of violating the state's Freedom of Information Act.
NY attorney helps family of Pace shooting victim
EASTON, Mass. Parents of the 20-year-old man who was shot and killed in New York are getting some high profile help in their quest for justice.
El Paso Lawyer Gives Analysis Of Marmolejo Murder Trial
A retrial of the David Marmolejo murder case could be scheduled as early as this week.
Cleared St. Vincent priest sues, alleges defamation
The attorney for a suspended priest at St. Vincent College and Archabbey in a defamation action charged that the bishop of the Greensburg Catholic Diocese based his decision on "erroneous allegations and defamatory information" supplied by college officials.
Vail Law: Powers of attorney have nothing to do with weights
A power of attorney is not the exercise of a lawyer's might. Rather, it is the exercise of a privilege conferred on someone - even a non-lawyer - to act in legal matters on behalf of another. Simply stated, a "power" is the authority to do any act which the grantor (that is, the person conferring the power to another) to do any act which the grantor might otherwise do for him or herself. Here's ...
GOP attorney general candidate Martha Dean vows to `defend the Constitution'
Martha Dean, Republican candidate for attorney general meets with The News-Times editorial board Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. Photo: Carol Kaliff / The News-Times | Buy This Photo
Kansas AG Reaches Settlement with Company in Veteran Burial Scam
The Kansas Attorney General's office have issued a stern warning: If you scam a veteran, you're going to pay.
Witnesses for lawyer guilty of rape get grilled
Aaron Biber's attorney said that prosecutors went overboard at the sentencing hearing. Their office said the tough cross-exam was necessary.
Rowdy Xmas parties could be casualty of DJs case, lawyer warns
The David Jones sexual harassment case might force employers to tame the annual Christmas party, a Brisbane lawyer has warned.
Kaplan, For-Profit Schools Are Focus of Florida Probe
The Washington Post Co.’s Kaplan unit and four other for-profit colleges are being investigated by Florida’s attorney general for possible misrepresentations about financial aid, recruitment and accreditation.
Florida Foreclosure Lawyer, Intel, BofA, Lehman, JPMorgan in Court News
For Americans, the foreclosure crisis has wiped out fortunes, bringing destitution and homelessness. For Florida attorney David J. Stern, it has brought mansions, a Bugatti sports car and a luxury yacht, Bloomberg News’s David McLaughlin reports.
CANDIDATES FOR KANSAS ATTORNEY GENERAL FOCUS LARGELY ON ISSUES IN DEBATE
Attorney General Steve Six has regularly compared his opponent to another Republican who held the office: Phill Kline.
Geneva's Moran appointed as associate judge
Kane County Assistant State’s Attorney Katherine Moran was appointed Tuesday as an associate judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit. Moran is scheduled to be sworn in Nov. 30.
Maurice Clemmons freed with help from bail system, lawyer's connections
Washington and Arkansas sparred over a warrant that would have kept locked up a man who would soon kill four police officers.
Crime › Well-known lawyer Hironaka to lead defense team for Ozawa
Lawyer Junichiro Hironaka, who has helped win acquittals in a series of highly publicized cases, will lead the defense team for ruling party kingpin Ichiro…
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.
Police Segways roll with lawyer logo, but not for long
Riding atop their borrowed Segways during Biketoberfest, Daytona Beach officers proudly displayed their Police Department seal on a chariot-like shield that wraps around the two-wheeled vehicle.
Ask the Experts: Consulting lawyer is good idea when altering living trusts
Estate planning attorney Amy Halloran looks at sacbee.com readers' questions involving wills and trusts.
RE-Betty Mould Is Ghana’s Worst Attorney General-NPP USA
The NDC Youth Forum reacts to a statement by the NPP-USA branch, which was posted on www.ghanaweb.com on 14th October, 2010 and captioned: Betty Mould-Iddrisu: Ghana’s Worst Attorney-General Ever.
Parish attorney on leave after arrest
L’Observateur LAPLACE – A St. John the Baptist Parish attorney who serves as the Parish Council’s legal advisor, has taken a leave of absence from the district attorney’s office following an arrest for DWI and public intimidation on Sept. 23.
Faux lawyer on trial
Trial for a man accused of falsely representing himself as an attorney began in federal court 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.
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.
Danroy Henry's family hires civil rights lawyer, 'seeking the truth'
THORNWOOD — The family of Pace University football player Danroy "D.J." Henry has hired a prominent civil rights attorney to help them seek the "absolute truth" in the student's shooting death by police.
Confirming black lawyer's admission to state bar, Pa. Supreme Court will "right an ancient wrong"
Abolitionist, educator, agitator, poet - George Boyer Vashon of Pittsburgh was all those things, and trained in the law as well.
Iran to prosecute US hikers for espionage on Nov 6: lawyer
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran will begin prosecuting from November 6 three US hikers on charges of espionage and for illegally entering the Islamic republic, their lawyer Masoud Shafii told AFP on Wednesday.
Iran to prosecute U.S. hikers for espionage: lawyer
Iran will begin prosecuting from November 6 three U.S. hikers on charges of espionage and for illegally entering the Islamic republic, their lawyer Masoud Shafii told AFP on Wednesday.
Lawyer: No evidence student shot by cops broke law
A lawyer for the family of a college football player killed by police outside a suburban New York bar says there's no evidence he did anything criminal.
Bartlett, council joust over attorney Rees' job
Despite harsh criticism from city councilors, Mayor Dewey Bartlett said Tuesday he is not dropping his position that City Council Attorney Drew Rees' job is not allowed by the City Charter.
Confirming black lawyer's admission to state bar, Pa. Supreme Court will "right an ancient wrong"
Abolitionist, educator, agitator, poet - George Boyer Vashon of Pittsburgh was all those things, and trained in the law as well.
Jail denies Kasab's lawyer permission to meet at late hours
Armed with a Bombay High Court order, defence lawyer Amin Solkar went to Arthur Road Central Jail last evening to seek instructions from Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab but prison authorities refused him an interview with the client saying the gates close in the evening.
Jail refuses permission to lawyer to meet Kasab in late hours
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Attorney Welch challenges Judge Ward
After almost 12 years on the bench, Bullitt District Judge Rebecca Ward hopes her experience will sway voters to re-elect her.
State attorney general's office joins Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Michigan lawsuit
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox calls it "pure monopoly power at its worst."
Officers punished for beating lawyer
BEIJING - Four policemen in Wenchuan county, epicenter of the 2008 earthquake in Southwest China's Sichuan province, have been punished for attacking a lawyer who refused to make way for officials who were visiting a rebuilt school.