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Komisarjevsky lawyer gets contempt hearing postponed in Petit murder case (document/video)
NEW HAVEN — Attorney Jeremiah Donovan, and the attorney representing him, will have an extra 13 days to prepare for a show-cause hearing to explain why Donovan shouldn’t be held in criminal contempt of court.
Kasab's ex-lawyer, Veena Malik to figure in 'Bigg Boss'
The fourth season of 'Bigg Boss' goes on air from tonight and we have a list of contestants. While Pamela Anderson's name does not figure on the list, it still has quite a few entertaining and controversial ones.
Oksana Grigorieva's lawyer insults Mel Gibson's manhood
Washington, Oct 3 : Oksana Grigorieva's lawyer has slammed "faceless cowards" who bad mouth his client, insulting Mel Gibson's manhood in the process.
County attorney reconsidering resignation
MONTROSE - Montrose County Attorney Bob Hill, who submitted a letter of resignation on Wednesday, now is reconsidering his decision at the request of county commissioners.
New US attorney won't handle ND death penalty case
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The new U.S. attorney for North Dakota won't handle the state's only federal death penalty case.
Lawyer wants MN aiding-suicide case dismissed
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A lawyer for an ex-nurse charged with encouraging two people to kill themselves says the case should be dismissed because Minnesota's law on assisting suicide is vague and his client's behavior is protected speech.
County attorney tenders resignation
MONTROSE - Montrose County Attorney Bob Hill tendered his resignation yesterday, but at least one commissioner said he hopes Hill will reconsider. “He’s been a dedicated, resourceful, hard-working guy for the county, and I just don’t want to see him leave,” Commissioner Ron Henderson said.
Komisarjevsky lawyer gets contempt hearing postponed in Petit murder case (document/video)
NEW HAVEN — Attorney Jeremiah Donovan, and the attorney representing him, will have an extra 13 days to prepare for a show-cause hearing to explain why Donovan shouldn’t be held in criminal contempt of court.
Officials meet with stores lawyer over sexual merchandise
HOUMA — Terrebonne Parish officials met Friday with a lawyer for Spencer’s gift store following controversy over whether the novelty shop’s merchandise violates a local law.
WYANDOTTE: City attorney says trash bidding process was legal
WYANDOTTE — The city attorney has weighed in on the propriety of allowing a contractor to change a bid for trash collection services.
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.
Buellton attorney ‘enrobed’ as judge
In a ceremony Friday night that paid tribute to the various aspects of her personality — from her skill as an attorney to her zest for competition and love of animals — Patricia Kelly received her judge’s robe.
AG nominee to recieve major endorsement
NEW YORK CITY-- According to Attorney General nominee spokemans, Eric Schneiderman will be recieving a major endorsement today. Schneiderman is the Democratic nominee for the attorney general job.
Main Line lawyer found guilty of having sex with minor
A Main Line lawyer has been convicted of sexually abusing a Russian ballet dancer he helped support.
Candidates for Florida attorney general have differing views on where gay adoption lawsuit should go
Candidates running for Florida attorney general usually want the public to know they'll be tough on crime. Legal philosophies of the people running, and their views on when the office should get involved in civil litigation, usually get short shrift. But the long-simmering issue of gay adoption, a controversy in Florida since it was banned in 1977, is showing how Republican Pam Bondi and ...
Gay adoption hot topic in race for attorney general
From the Times-Union's Larry Hannan: Candidates running for Florida attorney general usually want the public to know they'll be tough on crime. Legal philosophies of the people running, and their views on when the office should get involved in civil litigation, usually get short shrift. But the long-simmering issue of gay adoption, a controversy in Florida since it was banned in 1977, is showing ...
Corby lawyer helps another trafficker
Accused Australian drug trafficker Michael Sacatides is being helped in Bali by a lawyer who worked for Schapelle Corby. Sacatides, 43, a Sydney kickboxing instructor, was detained in Indonesia on Friday after an AirAsia flight...
Reality show Bigg Boss 4 kicks off
Former lawyer of the lone terrorist held alive for Mumbai terror attack, a former dacoit, and a Pakistani actor are some of the contestants to be locked up in a house under the vigil of over 30 cameras as the fourth season of Bigg Boss kicked off tonight.
Lawyer: Syria posts arrest warrants in Hariri case
BEIRUT - A Syrian lawyer said Sunday that his country's judiciary has issued arrest warrants for 33 people, including senior Lebanese judges and international officials, for allegedly misleading the investigation into the assassination of Lebanon's former prime minister.
Pickton inquiry will be broad, lawyer says
VANCOUVER - The top lawyer for the public inquiry into why so many women fell victim to serial killer Robert Pickton says the hearings will include a range of voices and could focus on the lives of sex workers.
Pickton inquiry could focus on lives of sex workers, lawyer says
VANCOUVER - The top lawyer for the public inquiry into why so many women fell victim to serial killer Robert Pickton says the hearings will include a range of voices and could focus on the lives of sex workers.
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Pickton inquiry could focus on sex worker protections, lawyer says
Concerns provincial focus on police and prosecutors would ignore underlying issues around victims and prostitution
Pickton inquiry could focus on lives of sex workers, lawyer says
The public inquiry examining why so many women fell victim to serial killer Robert Pickton could also focus on why his victims were forced into sex work in the first place, the commission's top lawyer says.
Jamaica lawyer sues PM for libel over 'Dudus' case
KINGSTON, Jamaica - A prominent backer of Jamaica's ruling party has sued the prime minister for libel amid a lingering dispute over who hired lobbyists to try to persuade the U.S. to drop its extradition request for an alleged drug lord, officials said Sunday.
Jamaica lawyer, longtime backer of ruling party sues prime minister for libel
KINGSTON, Jamaica - A prominent backer of Jamaica's ruling party has sued the prime minister for libel amid a lingering dispute over who hired lobbyists to try to persuade the U.S. to drop its extradition request for an alleged drug lord, officials said Sunday.
Jamaica lawyer, longtime backer of ruling party sues prime minister for libel
KINGSTON, Jamaica - A prominent backer of Jamaica's ruling party has sued the prime minister for libel amid a lingering dispute over who hired lobbyists to try to persuade the U.S. to drop its extradition request for an alleged drug lord, officials said Sunday.
Pickton inquiry could focus on victims: lawyer
The top lawyer for the public inquiry into serial killer Robert Pickton says the hearings could focus on the lives of sex workers.
Jamaica lawyer, longtime backer of ruling party sues prime minister for libel
A prominent backer of Jamaica's ruling party has sued the prime minister for libel amid a lingering dispute over who hired lobbyists to try to persuade the U.S. to drop its extradition request for an alleged drug lord, officials said Sunday.
Mata asks for lawyer for appeal
OMAHA (AP) — A Scottsbluff death-row inmate who prompted a change in Nebraska’s method of execution will ask the state Supreme Court to expand a law that allows for court-appointed attorneys in some inmate appeals.
Attorney Sues Brother and Former Law Firms
Joel S. Finkelstein said he received an invitation this summer from his fellow equity partners to attend a meeting on the financial condition of the three personal injury firms they controlled.
Gelber for attorney general
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Kasabs sacked lawyer Kazmi in big Boss 4
Abbas Kazmi, the lawyer who triggered national outrage by defending terrorist Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11 trial before being dismissed, is among the 14 contestants in the fourth season of reality Bigg Boss
Martha Dean (R), Attorney General candidate
By: News EditorJoseph Adinolfi In the weeks leading up to the November elections, The Daily Campus will be periodically interviewing candidates running for state and local office. The following is the transcript from an interview with Martha Dean, the Republican Party candidate for ...
Cox looms over attorney general contest
Lansing -- Bill Schuette and David Leyton are on the ballot to be the next attorney general, but a third person looms over the race: current AG Mike Cox.
Kahui inquest not a retrial - Chris' lawyer
Chris Kahui arrived at the inquest into his sons' deaths wanting to make it clear he wasn't on trial for their murder.
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
DA releases attorney pro tem files to Wooten's attorney
Members of the Collin County District Attorney's Office avoided having to take the witness stand by releasing the documents that appointed an attorney pro tem to investigate a Collin County district judge.
Closing arguments to begin in Anna Nicole Smith trial
Closing arguments begin Monday in the drug trial of Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer-boyfriend Howard K. Stern and two doctors,
Lawyer Sues Brother, Former Partners After Ouster From 3 Firms
Joel S. Finkelstein filed suit in a New York court last week, claiming he had been duped into attending a "sham" meeting where he learned that his partners, including his brother, "without prior notice or warning and without any substantive basis" had removed him without cause as a partner from Finkelstein & Partners and two other firms, Jacoby & Meyers Law Offices and Fine, Olin & Anderman.
Former Secretary Was Informant, Says Lawyer Accused in Drug Case
The undercover informant who worked with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to secure the arrest of criminal defense attorney J. Mark Shelnutt on drug distribution charges is the lawyer's former secretary, who now works as the county district attorney's secretary, according to Shelnutt.
'Lawyer brothers went on killing spree in India'
By B Nantha Kumar KUALA LUMPUR: In a shocking revelation, an Indian magazine claimed that the lawyer brothers arrested in connection with the brutal murder of millionaires Sosilawati Lawiya and three others here could also be responsible for several slayings in India. According to the prominent weekly, Junior Vikatan, the brothers had allegedly gone on a killing spree since 1992. Their alleged ...
Manhattan US Attorney Announces Extradition of British Drugs Trafficker from Spain - US Legal Newswire
United States Attorney Southern District of New York LawFuel.com - Legal Newswire PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and MICHELE M. LEONHART, Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA"), announced the extradition of MOHAMMED ZAMEER NABIBUX, a/k/a "Zam" ("ZAMEER"), on charges that he conspired to import heroin into the United ...
DA in war over putting suspects on the grill
The Queens district attorney is pushing to save a 3-year-old program that it says is designed to discover the truth -- but that seething defense lawyers claim tricks defendants into making statements without an attorney present. DA Richard Brown has asked an appeals court to issue an order keeping a...
Court Sets Nov 23 To Mention Lawyer's Defamation Suit Against Blogger
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (Bernama) -- The High Court here Monday fixed Nov 23 for case management of a defamation suit filed by lawyer Datuk Seri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah against blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin.
Court Sets Nov 23 To Mention Lawyer's Defamation Suit Against Blogger
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (Bernama) -- The High Court here Monday fixed Nov 23 for case management of a defamation suit filed by lawyer Datuk Seri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah against blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin.
The line between informing and promoting
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Q. I'm a real estate agent. When I close a deal I often refer customers to a lawyer who is a friend of mine, even though many people already have a lawyer they work with. Is this acceptable conduct?
Court sets Nov 23 to mention lawyer's defamation suit against blogger
KUALA LUMPUR, Monday 4 October 2010 (Bernama) -- The High Court here today fixed Nov 23 for case management of a defamation suit filed by lawyer Datuk Seri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah against blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamaruddin.
Cox looms over attorney general contest
Bill Schuette and David Leyton are on the ballot to be the next attorney general, but a third person looms over the race: current AG Mike Cox.
Lawyer says teacher's aide to plead guilty to harassment
The Armstrong School District teacher’s aide accused of having sex with a student will plead guilty to a citation for harassment, and the corruption of minors charge will be withdrawn, her attorney confirmed Friday.