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Muscatine County Attorney candidates square off
MUSCATINE, Iowa - No one denies that the two candidates forMuscatine County Attorney have many years of courtroomexperience.
Florida attorney general investigating five for-profit universities
Bill McCollum has begun investigating allegations of deceptive practices at five for-profit higher education companies – Kaplan Inc., the University of Phoenix, MedVance Institute, Argosy University and Everest University.
Lawyer ruled insane in mother's strangling
CHICAGO (AP) -- A judge in Chicago has found lawyer Paul Castronovo not guilty by reason of insanity in the strangling death of his mother, whom he reportedly believed was possessed by the devil and intended to harm his children.
Iowa attorney general candidates debate health-care law
IOWA CITY - Brenna Findley, the Republican challenger to becomeIowa's attorney general, said Wednesday that federal health-carereforms are unconstitutional mandates to states.
Vote Pennington: For Hillsborough County Attorney
Voters can replace Robert Walsh in November with a well-respected attorney who can restore the reputation and the performance of the county attorney's office. That would be Richard Pennington of Peterborough.
Attorney general
Both Attorney General Steve Six and challenger Derek Schmidt, a state senator from Independence, hav ...
Lawyer says city, state settle federal case involving First Baptist blogger
The city and state have agreed to settle the free-speech and privacy-rights lawsuit filed in 2009 by a blogger critical of the Rev. Mac Brunson of First Baptist Church, the blogger’s attorney said Wednesday.
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County lawyer hoping to sell network on courthouse series
Centre County lawyer Jim Bryant is shooting a pilot episode he hopes to pitch to PBS for a series do
Lawyer who criticized children’s agency could be suspended
WILKES-BARRE – A city attorney who vowed months ago to file a wide-ranging lawsuit against Luzerne County Children and Youth is facing the loss of his legal license for one year based on a recommendation of a disciplinary panel.
Prominent attorney Peterson dies at 85
Longtime attorney and community champion Dick Peterson died Monday night at the age of 85.
Waller County District Attorney
Waller County District Attorney’s Office felony cases disposed of July and August 2010:
'Lawyer Charged With Committing Poetry' performs
Human rights lawyer and peace activist Eric Sirotkin of Ashland has decided he can reach a lot more people by entertaining them with his drama, poetry slams and his documentary film than fighting in court — so he has let his attorney's license lapse.
Column: Vancouver lawyer’s stock clients soar, then collapse
Vancouver lawyer William L. Macdonald insists he wouldn’t help a company go public if he didn’t think it was an earnest business endeavour.
Lawyer: Paramedics ignored student shot by NY cops
Paramedics ignored a handcuffed and dying college football player shot by police and attended to injured officers for several minutes while his friend stood by screaming for help, a lawyer hired by the student's family...
Ayotte deposition sought in FRM case
The former attorney general, running for U.S. Senate, has said concerns about a Ponzi scheme never reached her desk.
Local lawyer to oversee BP claims
Pensacola attorney Brian Barr is one of only four lawyers chosen by a federal judge to oversee thousands of claims against BP, Halliburton and Transocean for damages caused by the Gulf oil spill.
Attorney Gill faces ex-assemblyman LaMalfa for Senate
A Democratic attorney and relative political newcomer is vying against a former Republican representative and rice farmer to lead the Senate's 4th District. On Nov. 2, voters will cast their votes for Crescent City union organizer Lathe Gill or...
Lawyer: Myanmar Supreme Court to consider Suu Kyi appeal
YANGON: Myanmar's Supreme Court has agreed to consider opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi's latest appeal against her house arrest, which is due to end next month, one of her lawyers said today. The "special appeal" will be heard by a panel of three judges in the capital Naypyidaw. The date of the hearing has not yet been announced. "We are always hoping for the best," said the lawyer, Khin Htay ...
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.
More charges to be filed against serial stabbing suspect, lawyer says
Additional charges will be announced Thursday against a suspected serial stabber who was trying to board an overseas flight when he was arrested, Michigan authorities and the suspect's attorney said.
Lawyer: Pace students brutalized in Danroy Henry incident
MOUNT PLEASANT —The lawyer for six Pace University students is accusing police of brutality, excessive force and wrongful arrest after several of her clients tried to help Danroy "D.J." Henry, who was fatally shot by police.
Black lawyer rejected for bar in 1800s honored
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A lawyer rejected from practicing law in Pennsylvania in the 1800s because he was black was posthumously admitted to the state's bar Wednesday.
Attorney asks for extension of deadline in murder case
KINGMAN — The attorney for a Bullhead City man charged with murdering his infant son is asking to extend a deadline so he can send the case back to the Mohave County grand jury.
County attorney receives report on BHCESD probe
BULLHEAD CITY — The Mohave County Attorney’s office has received a report from Bullhead City Elementary School District officials related to an investigation of possible improper contact between a potential vendor and a member of the district’s governing board, a staff member said Wednesday.
Attorney in Abington manslaughter case agrees to license suspension
Wayne R. Murphy of Boston, the attorney representing an Abington man charged with manslaughter, has agreed to a one-year license suspension following an investigation by the state Board of Bar Overseers.
Region briefs: Attorney transfers to inactive status
MANSFIELD "" Attorney Jack R. Gamble Jr. has been transferred to disability inactive status, according to an order from the Louisiana Supreme Court.
S Lawyer Milloy on the NFL's crackdown on violent hits
Seahawks safety Lawyer Milloy is one of the team's biggest hitters, and 36 he has also been around long enough to see the game change quite a bit over the course of his career when it comes to rule changes to prevent injuries.
Lawyer: Paramedics ignored student shot by NY cops
GOSHEN, N.Y. — Paramedics ignored a handcuffed and dying college football player shot by police and attended to injured officers for several minutes while his friend stood by screaming for help, a lawyer hired by the student’s family charged Wednesday, calling for an independent investigation into the death. ... - By JIM FITZGERALD the Associated Press
Attorney for Pace players alleges police brutality after fatal shooting
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Three college football players who saw a Pace University teammate get fatally shot by police outside a suburban bar were brutalized by officers and arrested when they tried to help their mortally wounded friend, their lawyer said yesterday.
At 36, Lawyer Milloy still a force for Seahawks
RENTON – Sunday afternoons, Lawyer Milloy is an ageless inspiration … frisky and fearless as a rookie. For the next couple of days, he’s a tired and sore 36-year-old man … a veteran who ascribes to this theory of graceful aging: Never let them see you suffer. CARDINALS AT SEAHAWKS | 1:05 p.m. Sunday, Ch. 13, 710-AM • Costly contact: NFL fines on violent hits surprise Seahawks • Crackdown: League ...
Lawyer: Paramedics ignored player shot by cops
Paramedics ignored a handcuffed and dying college football player shot by police and attended to injured officers for several minutes while his friend stood by screaming for help, a lawyer hired by the student's family charged Wednesday, calling for an independent investigation into the death.
Attorney General clears STX deal
The Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, Mrs Betty Mould Iddrisu, has corrected anomalies in the final agreement on the STX Housing Project.
Lawyer for Murfreesboro mosque opponents asks planners about terror views
An attorney representing opposition to the site grilled county commissioners about sedition, terrorism and Shariah law.
NY Attorney General candidate backs foreclosure freeze
The Republican candidate for New York attorney general, Dan Donovan, on Wednesday endorsed a call by attorneys general from all 50 states to halt home foreclosures after widespread allegations of faulty paperwork.
Attorney general candidate never spoke to jury during trial
Attorney general candidate Scott Pruitt never spoke to the jury at a 1994 civil trial that his campaign cited last week as proof that Pruitt has jury trial experience.
Ramsey County attorney candidates challenge each other's experience
Whoever wins the race for Ramsey County attorney in November will oversee a budget of about $38 million and several hundred employees.
Train crash lawyer tells of horrific ordeal
A LAWYER whom experts feared would die following an horrific rail crash last night told how he managed to walk away from the wreckage – despite suffering life-threatening internal injuries.
Column: Vancouver lawyer’s stock clients soar, then collapse
Vancouver lawyer William L. Macdonald insists he wouldn’t help a company go public if he didn’t think it was an earnest business endeavour.
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 steps in to help murder victims' family members at Missing Women Inquiry
VANCOUVER - A well known victims' rights lawyer is stepping in to help families connected to serial killer Robert Pickton in their attempt to wade through the upcoming Missing Women Inquiry.
Prominent attorney Peterson dies at 85
Longtime attorney and community champion Dick Peterson died Monday night at the age of 85.
Lawyer steps in to help Pickton murder victims' family
A well known victims' rights lawyer is stepping in to help families connected to serial killer Robert Pickton in their attempt to wade through the upcoming Missing Women Inquiry.
Khadr lawyer won't confirm plea talks involve Clinton
Lawyers for Canadian terror suspect Omar Khadr are refusing to comment on media reports that U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is personally arranging a deal to resolve the case.
ATTORNEY GENERAL
Name: Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. Age: 53 Party Affiliation: Republican Occupation: Richmond County District Attorney Decision to Run: This much is clear to me and so many New Yorkers: Albany is broken and we all deserve better. Corruption and dysfunction are all too commonplace and powerful insiders control the process to benefit a narrow few. Like so many New Yorkers, I became frustrated and ...
Lawyer steps in to help murder victims' family members at Missing Women Inquiry
A well known victims' rights lawyer is stepping in to help families connected to serial killer Robert Pickton in their attempt to wade through the upcoming Missing Women Inquiry.
Mel Gibson - Grigorieva's Lawyer Wants Computer Evidence Discarded
A lawyer representing MEL GIBSON's ex-girlfriend OKSANA GRIGORIEVA has vowed to fight a search warrant which will allow cops to seize the singer's computer - insisting the...
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.
Ronald Jabalee's attorney puts some of client's statements in context
The defense attorney for Ronald F. Jabalee countered two potentially incriminating statements by his client by putting them in context during questioning of a detective in court today.
Lawyer exits Ward 32 race, endorses Bussin rival
A Toronto lawyer dropped out of the Ward 32 council seat race on Thursday and announced that he is endorsing a leading opponent of long-term incumbent Sandra Bussin.