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Sypher Sentencing Postponed Due to Unlicensed Lawyer
A Louisville federal judge has indefinitely postponed Karen Sypher's sentencing for extortion because her new lawyer is not licensed to practice. Judge Charles R. Simpson III said in an order Friday that an official with the District of Columbia Court of Appeals advised that David Nolan was suspended from practice on Oct. 1 for failing to pay his bar dues. James Faller founded the organization ...
Prosecutor of Hoffa, Nixon aides dies
NASHVILLE, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- James F. Neal, a lawyer who prosecuted Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa and several of President Richard Nixon's aides, has died at the age of 81.
Montgomery, Kielsky on ballot for Maricopa County attorney
It's been a year of transitions in the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, but the Nov. 2 general election will soon settle that.
Cooley doesn't plan to give back $13,000 received during prosecution of oil company
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley on Saturday said he has no plans to return $13,000 in contributions to his attorney general's campaign from an oil company received while his office was prosecuting the firm for violating state environmental...
Johnston lawyer accused of professional misconduct
Former Johnston Town Solicitor Milan T. Azar denies the bulk of the accusations
Lawyer calls her client a kidnap victim, not killer
The defense attorney who represents a 40-year-old man accused oftaking part in a drug deal that resulted in two deaths told jurorsThursday her client was a kidnapping victim who had nothing to dowith the drug deal.
I am a 'Robo' detector: Lawyer
Call him "robo" cop. David Shaev, a lawyer dealing with the foreclosure issue, says he sees a lot of what the industry calls "robo-signatures," documents signed by names of people who don't exist or haven't even read the contracts. Investigations into such practices briefly shut down foreclosures by...
Erie lawyer named president Pennsylvania Defense Institute
Craig Murphey, a partner in the Erie law firm of MacDonald, Illig, Jones Britton LLP, has been elected president of the Pennsylvania Defense Institute.
Bondi, Gelber differ on focus in state AG race
Republican attorney general nominee Pam Bondi is trying to nationalize the campaign, pushing GOP talking points about the dismal economy, the Obama administration and her opposition to the health-care overhaul bill pushed through Congress earlier...
Lawyer says slain student was sober
The lawyer for the family of a popular Easton football player, who was fatally shot by New York police last weekend, lashed out yesterday over an anonymous leak to media alleging the athlete was legally drunk before being shot, saying it shows how this high-profile case is becoming a public-relations war.
U.S. attorney vows to aggressively pursue financial wrongdoing
Financial crimes will have a high priority in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Colorado, the new head of the office said. Such cases “are my background,” U.S. Attorney for Colorado John Walsh said last week during a visit to Grand Junction.
Salt Lake County investigating District Attorney's Office over alleged racist remark
SALT LAKE CITY — Allegations of racism and electioneering by deputies in the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office are under investigation by the county.
Public corruption focus of attorney general race
LAS CRUCES - No issue has defined the character of the 2010 election season in New Mexico more than the issue of public corruption.
Lawyer amazed by response to silence during pledge
Tupelo lawyer Danny Lampley says he is amazed by the publicity he's had since being thrown in jail for nearly five hours by a judge for refusing to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in court.
Attorney James Neal, Watergate prosecutor, 81
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Outside the courtroom, James F. Neal had an amiable, backslapping way with friends and foes alike. Inside the chamber, the face of one of America's greatest trial lawyers often became fixed in a steely gaze.
Attorney General
In the race for New Mexico attorney general, the Sun-News endorses Republican challenger Matthew Chandler.
Thomas Demetrio Named Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year
Thomas Demetrio, nationally renowned Chicago personal injury trial lawyer, was named "Chicago Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year" for 2011 by Best Lawyers. He received particularly high ratings in The Best Lawyers in America surveys by earning a high level of respect among his peers for his abilities, professionalism, and integrity. (PRWeb October 24, 2010) Read the full story ...
Jenn Sterger's lawyer says money can't buy her silence
Keep your money, Brett! Jenn Sterger's silence can't be bought. The curvy, 26-year-old ex-model is still deciding if she'll dish to the NFL about Brett Favre's alleged out-of-bounds texts, calls and photos -- but no amount of cash from the aging QB will help keep her...
The Republicans
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett is the Republican candidate for governor. His running mate for lieutenant governor is Bucks County Commissioner Jim Cawley.
Spences legal fees become campaign issue
County Attorney Robert Spence earns more than $300,000 a year for “part-time legal work” for Tuscaloosa County government.
World Briefs
James F. Neal, the lawyer who regularly grabbed headlines – whether prosecuting Jimmy Hoffa or key Watergate figures, or defending Elvis Presley’s doctor or the Exxon Corp after the Alaska oil spill – has died. He was 81.
Cold feelings and hard numbers: Humboldt CountyDistrict Attorney race looks at statistics
With a little more than a week until Election Day, the race to be the county's next district attorney is heating up and, in some ways, getting downright nasty.
Timber camp arson: Lawyer of suspects questions allegations
SEMUJAN - PKR state publicity chief See Chee How (right) , who is representing seven suspects arrested for an arson at a timber camp in Ulu Sebanggan, hoped that the police would do a fair job in their investigation.
Madigan faces novice for attorney general
A Democratic incumbent who's often mentioned as a c andidate for higher office faces a Republican political novice in the race for attorney general. Neither candidate had opponents in the primary. The Green Party and Libertarians also have candidates running for a chance to be the state's chief legal officer. Chicago Democrat Lisa Madigan, 44, became Illinois' first female attorney general in ...
Outagamie County district attorney: Shooting of suicidal man justified
APPLETON he Outagamie County district attorney said a deputy was justified for wounding a suicidal man who threatened him with a gun.
When to See a Wrongful Death Lawyer
Claims for wrongful death usually involve the sudden loss of a relative because of certain unintentional or intentional acts on the part of the person liable for the incident.
County attorney and IMH agree on Title 25 process
Once they began talking directly with one another, coming to an agreement on the Title 25 process was easy, Albany County Attorney Rich Bohling and Ivinson Memorial Hospital CEO Carol Dozier said Wednesday.
Batu Sapi: Pakatan’s candidate is lawyer Ansari Abdullah
SANDAKAN: Oppostion coalition Pakatan Rakyat has picked Parti Keadlilan Rakyat supreme council member Ansari Abdullah as its candidate for the Batu Sapi by-election on Nov 4.
Contempt awaits premature toll hike imposition, lawyer warns
The South Luzon Tollways Corporation (SLTC) might be censured or cited in contempt of court should it decide to immediately implement the toll price hikes, a lawyer warned on Sunday.
Mobile County District Attorney: Rich, Foster put focus on crime fight
Ashley Rich and Don Foster are vying to be Mobile County district attorney, both touting their experience going after criminals.
Timber camp arson: suspects’ lawyer questions allegations
By Chris Reubens PKR state publicity chief See Chee How (right) , representing seven suspects arrested for alleged arson at a timber camp in Ulu Sebanggan, has said he hoped that the police would do a fair job in their investigation. See was with the villagers on Saturday at Semujan police station. He said he understood [...]
Battling corruption main focus of attorney general campaign
The main candidates for New York attorney general come from different perspectives, though both are from the new York City area.
Attorney expects indictment in drowning
BIRMINGHAM -- Prosecutors aren't saying whether a Jefferson County grand jury decided to indict a Hoover man in the 2003 drowning of his wife during their Australian honeymoon.
Betty Southard Murphy, Former Labor Board Leader, Dies
Betty Southard Murphy was a former reporter who became the first woman to serve on the labor board.
Death penalty case appealed
The defense attorney for a condemned killer argued before the state appeals court that his client was entitled to 12 impartial jurors, not 11 during an appeal hearing October 12.
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.
Alaska Judge Orders Release of Miller's Employment Records
The Fairbanks North Star Borough must release personnel records from Senate Republican candidate Joe Miller's time as an attorney for the borough, a judge ruled Saturday in a decision that favors several news organizations that sued for the information. 
Has Umno made enough changes to win the next General Election ?
Bukit Mertajam, Thurs. - Lawyer Yusri Isahak today claimed that he was being made a scapegoat over the disbarment his former partner, Rohaizat Othman, who is the Barisan Nasional (BN) candidate in upcoming Permatang Pasir by-election.
Thomas Demetrio Named Chicago Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year
Thomas Demetrio, nationally renowned Chicago personal injury trial lawyer, was named "Chicago Best Lawyers Medical Malpractice Lawyer of the Year" for 2011 by Best Lawyers. He received particularly high ratings in The Best Lawyers in America surveys by earning a high level of respect among his peers for his abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
For a bold American lawyer in Kabul, the defence never rests
The former Miss Wisconsin didn’t seem to notice the stares as the car bounced down the narrow dirt road that leads to Kabul’s infamous Pul-i-Charkhi prison.
Former cop Delano battles lawyer Vallone in Cheektowaga justice race
Dennis Delano, the former city police detective famous for advocating for two wrongly imprisoned people, won the Republican primary for Cheektowaga town justice and now hopes his record of exposing injustice will help him beat the incumbent.
Let reason, not passion reign in SC, UP law controversy--lawyer
The academe and the public should be ``guided by reason'' on the Supreme Court's order to law professors of the University of the Philippines to explain why they should not be sanctioned for demanding an associate justice's resignation.
Lawyer claims Brit soldier killed Iraqi girl while she played
London, Oct 24 : A lawyer representing several Iraqi clients has controversially revealed that a British soldier killed an eight-year-old Iraqi girl while she was playing on a street.
No plea deal yet, Khadr's lawyer says
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba - Omar Khadr's Canadian lawyer says there's no plea deal yet.
Omar Khadr's lawyer says no plea deal yet; war-crimes trial still scheduled
GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba - Omar Khadr's Canadian lawyer says there's no plea deal yet. Speaking in Guantanamo Bay this morning, Dennis Edney said Khadr's war-crimes trial is still expected to continue Monday.
Candidates differ on attorney general’s role
The nominees for the attorney general’s race differ on the office’s primary goals.
After more than 40 years, man charged with murder of Monterey teen
After more than 40 years, murder charges have been filed for the 1969 shooting death of a Seaside teenager in what may be the oldest cold case ever prosecuted in Monterey County, District Attorney Dean D. Flippo and Seaside police Chief Anthony J. Sollecito announced on Tuesday.
Omar Khadr's lawyer denies plea deal struck; war-crimes trial still scheduled
A possible agreement by Guantanamo Bay's youngest inmate to plead guilty to war crimes hung in the balance Sunday with his Canadian lawyer emphatically denying a deal had been struck.
Jefferson County District Attorney candidates Brandon Falls, Theo Lawson II tout experience
Falls was appointed to DA post; Lawson assistant city, county attorney.
Maritime sacks its 'corrupt' lawyer
NSW Maritime has finally sacked its former top lawyer seven weeks after the Independent Commission Against Corruption found she had engaged in corrupt conduct by lying about her private business and forging government documents.