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Attorney: "Hiccup girl" is upset, remorseful
The attorney for a young Florida woman once known for an unstoppable case of hiccups says Jennifer Mee is upset and "very remorseful" after being charged with murder.
Lawyer says 'hiccup girl' has Tourette's, condition may have played role in fatal robbery
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 defence in her case: His client has Tourette's Syndrome.
Defense attorney says no forensic evidence links Spader to NH murder
NASHUA, NH Opening statements were delivered today in the first degree murder trial of Steven Spader, whom New Hampshire authorities say was the ringleader behind the horrific murder of a Mount Vernon mother and the attempted murder of her 11 year old daughter.
City Attorney’s Opinion Says that Hubbell Not Qualified as Judge
Crossett City Attorney James Hamilton has delivered his opinion on whether or not an elected district judge is required to reside within the district.
Attorney to try for plea deal on murder charge against 'Hiccup Girl'
The attorney says his client has been cooperating with authorities and wasn't the one who pulled the trigger.
U.S. Attorney appoints 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.
Attorney to try for plea deal on murder charge against 'Hiccup Girl'
The attorney says his client has been cooperating with authorities and wasn't the one who pulled the trigger.
Attorney to try for plea deal on murder charge against 'Hiccup Girl'
The attorney says his client has been cooperating with authorities and wasn't the one who pulled the trigger.
Russian Lawyer Issues Open Letter to Philip Morris Shareholders Urging Review of PM's Russian Partner Igor Kesaev
Today, Russian lawyer Alexander Dobrovinsky addressed Philip Morris' shareholders in an open letter published in The Washington Post. In the letter, Dobrovinsky asks for shareholders' support in requesting that Philip Morris reviews activities of the company's distributor in Russia, Igor Kesaev, in regard to Kesaev's compliance with the company's ethics code.
US attorney answers request for Ind. ethics probe
U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett says he'll ask "the appropriate federal agency" to review an ethics dispute that has embroiled the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and Duke Energy Corp.
'Hiccup Girl' attorney seeks plea deal on murder charge
He says his client has been cooperating with authorities and wasn't the one who pulled the trigger.
Martin County School Board attorney drafting new rules to limit superintendent's spending
MARTIN COUNTY — School Board Attorney Doug Griffin said he is concerned the superintendent is circumventing a $10,000 spending limit. So he is developing a board-requested policy that tightens rules on the superintendent’s purchase orders and contracts.
'Hiccup Girl' attorney seeks plea deal on murder charge
He says his client has been cooperating with authorities and wasn't the one who pulled the trigger.
Lawyer may use Tourette's in ‘Hiccup Girl’ defense
The lawyer for 'Hiccup Girl' Jennifer Mee, 19, said Tuesday that his client 's behavior may have been affected by a medical condition.
'Hiccup Girl' attorney explores plea deal
He says his client has been cooperating with authorities and wasn't the one who pulled the trigger.
Human trafficking charge a rare one, lawyer says
— A Kitchener man facing a rare charge of human trafficking is denying the allegation, says his lawyer.
Tourette's syndrome may play into 'Hiccup Girl's' defense, attorney says
By Curtis Krueger, Danny Valentine, Emily Nipps and Craig Pittman, Times Staff Writers Tuesday, October 26, 2010 The .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver that police said was used to kill 22-year-old Shannon Griffin. 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 ...
New Sypher lawyer readmitted to bar
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - 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.
Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley Refuses to Return Oil Company Campaign Contribution
Are you kidding me? According to the Los Angeles Times, current Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, who is also running to become California's attorney general, received $13,000 in campaign contributions for his election campaign from an oil company.
Legal questions
Why Scots police can no longer quiz suspects without a lawyer
A lawyer's view
'It will change the way we do things forever'
Court rules for attorney in guano case
The third circuit court of appeals in Wausau has ruled in favor of a prominent Florida-based defense attorney in a case involving bat guano found in the attorney’s Northwoods vacation home.
Agliotti lawyer seeks discharge
There was not enough evidence to secure a conviction of Brett Kebble murder accused Glenn Agliotti, the High Court in Johannesburg heard on Tuesday. Advocate Laurance Hodes SC applied for a discharge of the four charges against his client. The State opposed the application.
Agliotti lawyer seeks discharge
There was not enough evidence to secure a conviction of Brett Kebble murder accused Glenn Agliotti, the court has heard.
Agliotti lawyer seeks discharge
There was not enough evidence to secure a conviction of Brett Kebble murder accused Glenn Agliotti, the High Court in Johannesburg heard on Tuesday. Advocate Laurance Hodes SC applied for a discharge of the four charges against his client. The State opposed the application.
Attorney general calls for statewide ban of Four Loko, similar drinks
ELLENSBURG—Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna said the incident in Roslyn on Oct. 8 is alarming and called for a statewide ban of Four Loko and other alcoholic energy drinks.
Rory Kuenzi wants new attorney
The suspect in a deadly Waupaca County hit-and-run case has a hearing Tuesday afternoon asking for a new attorney.
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.
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.
Lawyer: 'Hiccup girl' may use Tourette's defence
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - 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 defence in her case: His client has Tourette's Syndrome.
Conn. lawyer called to court over remarks to media
A Connecticut superior court judge won't rule immediatly on whether an attorney in the Cheshire home invasion murder case violated a gag order and will face a contempt hearing.
Conn. lawyer called to court over remarks to media
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — An attorney for a Connecticut man charged with killing a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion will appear in court to explain why he shouldn't face criminal contempt proceedings for speaking out about the case.
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.
Scottish suspects to get instant legal access
The UK Supreme Court has ruled that Scottish police can no longer question suspects in criminal cases without their lawyer being present.
Lawyer charged with embezzlement
James Nancarrow wasn't at bond hearing, though. MARQUETTE -- Marquette attorney James Nancarrow today was named as a suspect in an embezzlement case in Marquette.
Previous attorney disputes collar bomb statements
The former attorney for an Erie woman accused in a bank robbery plot that ended in the death of a pizza delivery driver killed by a collar bomb is disputing...
Henry lawyer wants Justice Department to investigate fatal shooting
The lawyer for the family of Danroy T. Henry Jr. is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to launch an independent investigation of the Oct. 17 shooting. Two police officers opened fire on Henry’s car after he allegedly drove into them while leaving a shopping center where police were called to investigate a disturbance.
Aziz death sentence a 'farce,' lawyer says
ROME, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- A death sentence Tuesday for former Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz is a malicious act by the courts, one of his lawyers said.
Ex-prosecutor defends Smith
The campaign of assistant Boone County attorney Jeff Smith has released a letter from former Democratic and Republican Boone/Gallatin Commonwealth's Attorney Willie Mathis who says there would be no conflict of interest for Smith if he's elected Nov. 2 to be a district judge in Boone and Gallatin counties.
'Hiccup Girl' Jennifer Mee Hires Lawyer
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- "Hiccup Girl" Jennifer Mee's mother, Rachel Robidoux, tells 10 News she hired defense attorney John Trevena to represent her daughter.
Komisarjevsky's Lawyer Called To Court
An attorney for a Connecticut man charged with killing a mother and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion will appear in court to explain why he shouldn't face criminal contempt proceedings for speaking out about the case.
Lawyer in Vt. speeding probe is political veteran
Associated Press - October 26, 2010 2:05 PM ET MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont lawyer Brady Toensing says he wasn't representing anyone when he filed a public-records request that led to the...
Acting As Own Lawyer, Accused Killer Sets Off Memories For Witness
An accused murderer representing himself in court was testing the accuracy of a witness's memory when the tactic backfired. The witness, a part-time artist, said she recognized suspected killer Melvin Forte's face from the area of the crime scene.
Man in judge controversy fights to save lawsuit
A man embroiled in a controversy over nude photos of a Manitoba lawyer who is now a judge is back in court in Winnipeg.
Acting As Own Lawyer, Accused Killer Sets Off Memories For Witness
An accused murderer representing himself in court was testing the accuracy of a witness's memory when the tactic backfired. The witness, a part-time artist, said she recognized suspected killer Melvin Forte's face from the area of the crime scene.
Lawyer in Vt. speeding probe is political veteran
Vermont lawyer Brady Toensing says he wasn't representing anyone when he filed a public-records request that led to the outing of a state trooper who tried to fix a speeding ticket for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Peter Shumlin.
Mexico to investigate corruption allegations against ex-official
Mexican authorities will investigate allegations that a former state attorney general worked for a drug cartel and was involved in ordering assassinations, the federal attorney general's office said.
Attorney: Soccer coach accused of sexually assaulting player committed suicide
HOUSTON -- The defense attorney for a Houston-area youth soccer coach accused of sexually assaulting one of his players said his client committed suicide Monday in Brazoria County. Ian Crowe's body was found inside his car on Surfside Beach. Attorney Steven Halpert said he died from carbon monoxide poisoning.   Crowe, 38, was charged last week with five counts of sexual assault of a child and ...
Accused rapist's lawyer held in contempt
The lawyer defending accused rapist Timothy West nearly landed behind bars today, when she accused Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard Buchter of being "unethical." Buchter, furious at the outburst, held public defender Mihea Kim in contempt of court and fined her $1,000. Kim later apologized to the judge who...
Pa. collar-bomb defendant criticizes own attorney
An Erie, Pa., woman on trial for a bank robbery plot in which a pizza delivery driver was eventually killed by a collar bomb criticized her attorney's questions, prompting a federal judge to call a recess so she could compose herself.