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New criminal case opened against former customs service head
The lawyer of former chairman of State Customs Service Anatoliy Makarenko, Yuriy Sukhov, has said that a new criminal case has been opened against Makarenko, who is suspected in abuse of office.
Lawyer’s suit against RPK set for Nov 23
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 — The High Court here today fixed November 23 for case management of a defamation suit filed by lawyer Datuk Seri Muhammad Shafee Abdullah against blogger Raja Petra Raja Kamarudin. The date was fixed by Deputy Registrar K. Pavani in chambers, lawyer J. Chandra, who represented the blogger, told reporters. Muhammad Shafee filed ...
Nigerian militant appears in S.African court
Source: Reuters * Okah arrested over weekend * Lawyer says he denies any wrongdoing JOHANNESBURG, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Nigerian militant leader Henry Okah appeared in a Johannesburg court on Monday after he was ...
County attorney: Hospital got it wrong
Rumors that the Albany County Attorney’s Office will no longer be involved in Title 25 proceedings with Ivinson Memorial Hospital are not true, County Attorney Richard Bohlingsaid Thursday.
Morning Vid: Susteren Says Lawyer Is 'Blackmailing' Meg Whitman
Meg Whitman's well-endowed campaign hit a major snag last week when, with the aid of star lawyer Gloria Allred, Whitman's former housekeeper, an undocumented worker, alleged that the candidate had treated her "like a piece of garbage." California's gubernatorial race has descended into 24/7 coverage of "nannygate." On Saturday, Greta Van Susteren brought Allred on the show, but was having none ...
S.Africa charges Nigeria militant Okah over bombing
Source: Reuters * State charges Okah at court hearing * Lawyer says he denies any wrongdoing * Okah arrested over weekend (Updates with Okah charged) By Peroshni Govender JOHANNESBURG, Oct 4 (Reuters) - ...
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.
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.
Slain attorney's boyfriend goes on trial
HAMILTON — In a trial starting Monday, a 33-year-old man faces a possible death sentence if he is convicted of killing his girlfriend, attorney Margaret Allen of Fairfield, and Germaine Evans Sr., a witness to her 2008 slaying.
UDD: Withdraw terror cases
A lawyer for the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship on Monday petitioned the Criminal Court to withdraw its terrorism case against 19 UDD leaders and supporters and start over again with a new justice process.
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.
Mumbai gunman lawyer in Indian Big Brother show
The lawyer who represented the sole surviving gunman of the 2008 Mumbai attacks appears in the Indian version of Big Brother.
Dutch Anti-Islamist Politician Wilders Opposes Judges
A lawyer for Geert Wilders, a Dutch political leader who has agreed to support the country’s minority government, challenged the impartiality of judges at the first day of his trial over his comments about Muslims.
Attorney general candidates have differing views on gay adoption lawsuit
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 ...
NH attorney general promotes Internet safety
New Hampshire Attorney General Michael Delaney is heading to a Manchester school to teach parents how to make their children's experience online a safe one. New Hampshire - United States - New Hampshire Attorney General - Michael Delaney - Kelly Ayotte
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.
UDD seeks withdrawal of terrorism case
A lawyer for the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship on Monday petitioned the Criminal Court to withdraw its terrorism case against 19 UDD leaders and supporters and start over again with a new justice process.
Job creation a surprise issue in race for attorney general
In every campaign stop, Brenna Findley promises to bring jobs to Iowa if elected Iowa’s Attorney General over seven-term incumbent Tom Miller.
Morning Vid: Van Susteren Says Lawyer Is 'Blackmailing' Meg Whitman
Meg Whitman's well-endowed campaign hit a major snag last week when, with the aid of star lawyer Gloria Allred, Whitman's former housekeeper, an undocumented worker, alleged that the candidate had treated her "like a piece of garbage." California's gubernatorial race has descended into 24/7 coverage of "nannygate." On Saturday, Greta Van Susteren brought Allred on the show, but was having none ...
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.
Not in 'Bigg Boss' for image makeover: Kasab's former lawyer
Senior criminal lawyer S.G. Abbas Kazmi, who was sacked as the counsel for 26/11 terrorist Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, says people will see his fearless personality on 'Bigg Boss 4.' He also clarifies that he is not on the show for an image makeover.
Lawyer Allan Holman was a strong voice for Perry County
It really is not surprising that Allan Holman did not have many hobbies, such as golfing or hunting: He simply didn't have the time.
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.
Ratte detention illegal - lawyer
The lawyer for right-winger Willem Ratte and nine others arrested on weapons charges will make an urgent court application for their release, arguing that their detentions are illegal.
Ohio AG Cordray will discuss consumer protection
MANSFIELD -- Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray will be in Mansfield to talk about financial scams and consumer protection programs.
Lawyer turns up to court drunk
A Swiss lawyer is facing a hefty fine and possible disbarment after allegedly turning up drunk and falling asleep in court.
Attorney Jeffrey A. Backman Joins Arnstein & Lehr's Fort Lauderdale Office as Partner
South Florida - The law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP announced that Attorney Jeffrey Backman has joined its Fort Lauderdale office as partner in the Litigation Practice Group.
Fisher & Phillips Charlotte Attorney Presents Employment Law Update
Charlotte - Kevin Dalton, partner at the Charlotte office of Fisher & Phillips LLP (www.laborlawyers.com) was the keynote speaker for the Union County Human Resources Association (UCHRA) where he presented "Employment Law Legal Update for HR and Management Personnel."
Attorney Jorge R. Delgado Joins Arnstein & Lehr's Fort Lauderdale Office as an Associate
South Florida - The law firm of Arnstein & Lehr LLP announced that Jorge Delgado has joined its Fort Lauderdale office as an associate attorney.
Attorney for Hayes' Co-Defendant Gets a Continuance (Web First)
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 Mr. Donovan shouldn’t be held in criminal contempt of court.
Attorney for Hayes' Co-Defendant Ordered to Hearing on His Comments (Web Exclusive)
NEW HAVEN — Attorney Jeremiah Donovan, who last week talked to reporters about the actions of his client, Joshua Komisarjevsky, during the Cheshire triple homicide, was hit with a show-cause order Monday that calls him to court to explain why he should not be held in criminal contempt for speaking about the case while a gag order is in place.
Witness names secret in trial of accused killer of Ohio attorney
HAMILTON, Ohio - A man accused of killing a southwest Ohio attorney and a witness faces trial and a potential death sentence if convicted.
Morning Vid: Susteren Says Lawyer Is 'Blackmailing' Meg Whitman
Meg Whitman's well-endowed campaign hit a major snag last week when, with the aid of star lawyer Gloria Allred, Whitman's former housekeeper, an undocumented worker, alleged that the candidate had treated her "like a piece of garbage ." California's gubernatorial race has descended into 24/7 coverage of "nannygate." On Saturday, Greta Van Susteren brought Allred on the show, but was having none ...
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.
US Supreme Court lets stand corruption convictions of prominent Miss. lawyer, ex-judges
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court has declined appeals of corruption convictions from a prominent Mississippi lawyer and two former state judges.
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.
Lawyer: Overturn burglary conviction
The attorney for a man convicted of first-degree burglary last month has filed a motion asking the trial judge to find his client not guilty of the charge.
Judge Grants Duncan Attorney To Represent Him In Murder Trial
Convicted killer Joseph Duncan will get a court-appointed attorney to represent him in his upcoming murder trial, a judge ruled Monday morning.
Attorney says man can assist murder defense
The Baker City Herald reported the lawyer for 41-year-old Kevin Blankenship had told a judge last month that he believed Blankenship was suffering from delusions.
Celebrity lawyer takes aim at celebrities
Using the media spotlight, Gloria Allred has made a career of going after the rich and powerful, and has now set her sights on Republican gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman
Lawyer Snapshot: Bethany Harrison
Family: My husband and I live in Jacksonville Beach with a son due Dec. 1. Pets: We have two cats and one dog - Mittens, Spaz and Pete respectively. Pete is a Sheltie.
Assistant Attorney General issues corruption statement
Remarks of U.S. Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer in relation to state corruption investigation:
Condemned Child-killer to Ask for Lawyer
INDIO (CNS) - A condemned child killer currently representing himself against charges stemming from the kidnap-murder of a Beaumont boy is expected to ask for a lawyer today.
City responds to Attorney General's report on Imam shooting
DEARBORN — The Michigan Attorney General’s Office has released its findings in the FBI action that resulted in the death of Imam Luqman Abdullah on October 28, 2009 in a warehouse in Dearborn. The Attorney General’s Office concluded that no Michigan law had been broken.
Supreme Court declines appeal of lawyer, ex-judges
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined appeals of corruption convictions from a prominent Mississippi lawyer and two former state judges.
AUTHORITIES RELEASE DETAILS OF SWAT SHOOTING IN MIDDLE TOWNSHP
MIDDLE TOWNSHIP - The Attorney General's Shooting Response Team is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding a shooting yesterday in which members of the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team fatally shot a man who allegedly threatened them with firearms following a standoff at his home in Middle Township.
Lawyer asks court to silence prosecutor in Kilpatrick appeal
A lawyer for Kwame Kilpatrick today asked the Michigan Court of Appeals to slam the door on Wayne County prosecutors who missed a deadline to refute his appeal of the probation violation sentence that put the former mayor behind bars.
Hasan's lawyer expects death penalty case
BELTON, Texas, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan's lawyer says he expects the Army to seek the death penalty for the Fort Hood shootings. Nidal Malik Hasan - Capital punishment - Fort Hood - Fort Hood shooting - Crime and Justice
Attorney says Oregon man can assist murder defense
BAKER CITY, Ore. (AP) — The attorney for an Oregon man charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife in Baker City says the man can assist with his defense after questions were raised about his mental state.