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Attorney rejects plea agreement in Dells amusement park ride case
The attorney for a man charged with recklessly dropping a girl 10 stories at a Lake Delton amusement park announced Monday they will not accept a plea agreement and he will argue the judge should dism
Law Society clears ex-lawyer who ordered shooting of 30 former UVic rabbits
The retired lawyer who ordered the shooting of 30 former University of Victoria rabbits says she feels vindicated by a Law Society of B.C. conclusion that she acted within her rights.
LH attorney's filing denies allegation of discrimination
An attorney for Laurel Highlands School District filed court paperwork that indicated an applicant for an administrative position was not discriminated against "in any manner" when she was not hired in 2008. Attorney John W. Smart said in the filing that Jamie Miller placed third in the scoring for a federal programs coordina-tor/data analyst job, and she was interviewed as a courtesy because ...
Vietnam lawyer sues premier over law barring group complaints
Hanoi - A Vietnamese lawyer said Tuesday that he had sued the country's prime minister over a decree that bars people from lodging complaints as a group.
Christina Aguilera Attempts to Disqualify Divorce Judge
A lawyer for the singer has filed legal documents disqualifying Elia Weinbach who was assigned to the case.
Candidates tout legal experience
JeffCo attorney | Incumbent has served 8 years; challenger saysshe can do better
'No deal in place' for Khadr: Lawyer
With just a day to go before his historic war crimes trial resumes, there is no plea bargain in place for accused Canadian terrorist Omar Khadr, according to his Canadian lawyer.[...]
Lawyer asks N.Y. courts for access to video from student’s shooting
The lawyer for the family of the Easton college student who was shot dead by New York police a week ago has asked the courts for access to private surveillance footage of the crime scene, as he conducts his own investigation into the controversial shooting.
The state’s chief lawyer
The attorney general is the chief lawyer and top law enforcement officer of Massachusetts. The attorney general represents the state in court and prosecutes a range of violations in areas including consumer protection, fraud, civil rights, health care, and insurance issues.
T.I.'s Drug Case Dropped by L.A. County District Attorney
District Attorney's office spokeswoman Jane Robinson revealed that they dropped drug charges against the rapper although he still has to begin his jail term next week.
Gerald's lawyer: Trial 'inevitable'
If its latest legal maneuver is any indication, UNM would rather endure potential costly court proceedings than enter into settlement discussions with former wide receivers coach J.B.
Lawyer says Dutchess candidates violated conduct rules
A Democratic attorney has filed allegations of judicial misconduct against the two Republican candidates for Dutchess County Court judge.
U-M student drops request for protection
A personal protection order request against Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell was dropped Monday by the University of Michigan student who filed it, because Shirvell hasn't contacted him in weeks, the student said.
Nashville attorney David Randolph Smith leads fight against guns-in-bars law
David Randolph Smith's path to becoming the face of opposition to Tennessee's guns-in-bars law began in Clarksville.
U-M student drops request for protection
A personal protection order request against Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell was dropped Monday by the University of Michigan student who filed it, because Shirvell hasn't contacted him in weeks, the student said.
Commentary: Attorney General Tom Corbett should hand off probe of Hershey
There’s nothing wrong with raising campaign money between friends. But what about between a prosecutor and the people he’s investigating?
'No deal in place' for Khadr: Lawyer
With just a day to go before his historic war crimes trial resumes, there is no plea bargain in place for accused Canadian terrorist Omar Khadr, according to his Canadian lawyer.[...]
Election Roundup: Gallegos for District Attorney to hold town hall meeting
District Attorney Paul Gallegos will hold a town hall meeting, open to the general public and the media, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Eureka Women's Club located at 1531 J St.
Deutsche Bank Warned Client Over Choices, Lawyer Says
Deutsche Bank AG, which is suing a former client for $1.8 million that he failed to pay back after incurring losses on investments tied to Citigroup Inc. shares, had cautioned him about the bets, the German bank’s lawyer told a Singapore court today.
Sudbury lawyer to investigate Voisey's Bay strike
A Sudbury lawyer has been appointed one of three members of an industrial inquiry commission to investigate why United Steelworkers and Vale Newfoundland and Labrador have not been able to resolve their labour differences.[...]
Money put at center of attorney's race
Money and how it has been handled, professionally or personally, is a main issue in the race for Saunders County attorney.
Georgia attorney general candidates debate gets heated
ATLANTA - The three candidates for attorney general only agreed on one issue during Sunday night's half-hour debate, that the records of the governor's office need be more open to the public. The trio bickered on seemingly every other issue during the forum sponsored by the Atlanta Press Club and aired statewide by Georgia Public Broadcasting. A recurring theme was whether the post requires ...
Attorney general debate pits Donovan against Schneiderman
The Attorney general candidates traded barbs in a debate Monday.
Attorney general candidates trade barbs in debate - From the Poughkeepsie Journal
ALBANY — During a debate for attorney general Monday, Republican candidate Dan Donovan seized on a recent state report alleging Senate misconduct to continue his criticism that Democratic opponent Eric Schneiderman, a six-term senator, is too close to Albany to police it.
Landmark ruling sparks law change
Scottish police will no longer be able to question suspects without a lawyer present, following a Supreme Court ruling.
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: Lowrey was ‘scapegoat’
A former assistant director of nursing at the State Hospital was fired for blaming nurses for the October 2008 death of a patient, her lawyer told a Pulaski County jury on Monday.
Law Society clears ex-lawyer who ordered shooting of 30 former UVic rabbits
The retired lawyer who ordered the shooting of 30 former University of Victoria rabbits says she feels vindicated by a Law Society of B.C. conclusion that she acted within her rights.
Scottish government loses human rights case
The Scottish Government today lost a UK Supreme Court appeal case over human rights which could undermine the convictions of criminals questioned without a lawyer.
Shelby state’s attorney candidates both in first run for an elected term
SHELBYVILLE - The Shelby County state's attorney race is heating up as both the Democrat and Republican candidates are claiming they are the logical choice to succeed Democrat Allan Lolie in the Nov. 2 election.
Middle East Online
JEDDAH - A Saudi woman jailed for disobeying her father has been freed after more than six months in prison, her lawyer said on Tuesday.
EXCLUSIVE: 'Hiccup Girl' Murder Suspect Crying While Behind Bars, Lawyer Reveals
The mother of "devastated" 'Hiccup Girl' - the teenager accused of killing a man during a robbery - has hired a lawyer to fight murder charges, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. "He's going to defend my daughter," Rachel Robidoux told RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview. EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: 'Hiccup Girl's' Mom Tells Radar: 'My Daughter Is Not A Cold Blooded Killer' Jennifer Mee ...
Attorneys who oppose Craig Watkins' re-election as Dallas County district attorney fault actions of his conviction ...
Defense attorneys who support the Republican challenger to Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, including the man Watkins beat four years ago, say his conviction integrity unit did not thoroughly investigate before exonerating two men of murder last year without DNA evidence.
Indicted lawmaker alleges misconduct by attorney general
There are questions tonight of a possible conflict of interest involving Attorney General Henry McMaster and the tax case against a state lawmaker.
Attorney censured for stealing from blind vendor
Stealing from clients will get a lawyer disbarred, but the sanction for stealing from a blind refreshment stand operator in an office lobby is only a censure, says the New Jersey Law Journal.
Lawyer: 'Hiccup girl' may use Tourette's defense
The lawyer for a young Florida woman who was known for unstoppable hiccups and is now accused of murder said Tuesday he may present an unusual defense in her case: His client has Tourette's Syndrome.
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 ...
Romanian lawyer files complaint alleging he was slapped by President Traian Basescu
BUCHAREST, Romania - A Romanian lawyer claims the country's president slapped him on the face and has filed a complaint on the alleged assault.
Attorney General candidates run quiet campaign this season
In 2006, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen was elected after one of the toughest political fights in the state according to the Associated Press. This election season, Van Hollen and his Democratic opponent Scott Hassett have been very low-key.
N.C. Attorney General Warns Of Roofer Contract Scam
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning people about roof repair crews who trick people into expensive repairs they may not need.
Khadr's lawyer on the guilty plea
Dennis Edney, Khadr's lawyer in Cuba, says that Khadr had no choice but to plead guilty and agree to the terms of a plea bargain that will have him serve eight years or jail time, or he would have had to face an unfair trial.
Lawyer: 'Hiccup girl' may use Tourette's defense
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The lawyer for a young Florida woman who was known for unstoppable hiccups and is now accused of murder said Tuesday he may present an unusual defense in her case: His client has Tourette's Syndrome.
Romanian lawyer files complaint alleging he was slapped by President Traian Basescu
BUCHAREST, Romania - A Romanian lawyer claims the country's president slapped him on the face and has filed a complaint on the alleged assault.
Tourette's syndrome may play into Jennifer Mee's defense, attorney says
By Curtis Krueger, Danny Valentine and Emily Nipps, Times Staff Writers Tuesday, October 26, 2010 ST. PETERSBURG — The attorney for Jennifer Mee, the "Hiccup Girl'' accused of first-degree murder in a fatal robbery, said an unusual medical defense could play a role in her case. Tourette's syndrome could have played a role, attorney John Trevena said. "That is going to be a pivotal issue in the ...
New Sypher Lawyer Readmitted To Bar
The new lawyer for a Louisville woman convicted of trying to extort money from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has apparently been reinstated to practice after paying his bar dues.
Romanian lawyer files complaint alleging he was slapped by President Traian Basescu
A Romanian lawyer claims the country's president slapped him on the face and has filed a complaint on the alleged assault.
Funeral today for former N.J. Attorney General Cary Edwards
Star-Ledger file photoThe funeral for former state Attorney General Cary Edwards is today. PEQUANNOCK — Gov. Chris Christie will be among the dignitaries paying their respects today to former New Jersey Attorney General Cary Edwards. The 66-year-old, who served more...
Credit Company Owner: TX Attorney General's Allegations Are Untrue
The Texas attorney general has filed a lawsuit against El Paso's Max Credit Express, citing unlawful and deceptive practices, but the company's owner says the allegations are untrue.
US attorney appoints NM election officer
U.S. Attorney Kenneth Gonzales has appointed one of his assistant U.S. attorneys to serve as the election officer for New Mexico on Nov. 2.
Defense in Falls homicide convinces judge to bar prosecutor from hearing
LOCKPORT—The attorney for a defendant in the slaying of a Buffalo man sought to have the lead prosecutor disqualified from the case Monday, and succeeded in barring her from a pretrial hearing.