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CT lawyer called to court over remarks
A New Haven superior court judge won't rule immediately on whether an attorney in the Cheshire home invasion murder case violated a gag order and will face a contempt hearing.
Defense lawyer: Prosecutors didn't disclose info about gun in Lansing homicide case
UPDATED 5:50 P.M. -- LANSING -- The testimony last month at a preliminary hearing surprised defense attorneys. The younger brother of a 19-year-old Lansing woman who was shot several times in the trunk of a car testified that he found a .38-caliber revolver in her bed that day.
Attorney: Custody dispute may be behind alleged plot-to-kill case
A bitter custody battle in Oneida County Family Court may have been the motivating factor behind a Sherrill woman’s alleged attempt to have her ex-husband killed by co-workers, one of the attorneys involved in the case said Tuesday.
County attorney: Video OK in courthouse
Curry County officials have done nothing wrong in playing an informational video related to Tuesday’s election in the lobby of the courthouse, its attorney said Tuesday. A petition seeking removal of the video argues it is campaign material...
Dean files lawsuit in Conn. attorney general race
The Republican candidate for Connecticut attorney general wants a judge to order her Democratic opponent to prove that he's qualified to run for the job.
Is a close attorney general race about to get closer?
It's a close race for attorney general and it might get even closer as candidate Eric Schneiderman has some taxing questions to answer. Our Josh Robin tells us about some last minute damage control the Democrat might have to do.
Dean Taking Jepsen To Court In Attorney General's Race
In a bit of a political flashback, Republican candidate for attorney general Martha Dean filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging that her Democratic opponent, George Jepsen, lacks the legal credentials to hold the office.
Dean seeks to have Jepsen removed from ballot for attorney general, claims he isn't qualified
DANBURY -- GOP attorney general candidate Martha Dean filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking the courts to remove her opponent from next week's ballot, claiming he doesn't meet the qualifications for the job.
SD Attorney General Warns About E-mail Scam
Attorney General Marty Jackley is warning consumers of e-mail hijacking scams that have surfaced again in South Dakota. The consumer protection division says people are receiving e-mails using scare tactics to trick consumers into believing they need to send money as soon as possible.
Dean Takes Jepsen To Court In Attorney General's Race
In a bit of a political flashback, the Republican candidate for attorney general, Martha Dean, filed a lawsuit Tuesday charging that her Democratic opponent, George Jepsen, lacks the legal credentials to hold the office.
Lawyer spews vulgarities
LAWYER M. Ravi called a press conference yesterday to defend his comments over a criminal case, but ended up smashing a glass, spewing vulgarities and yelling at journalists to leave his office. Mr Ravi, 41, had sought the meeting with the media to 'set the record straight' over what he claimed were inaccuracies in the reporting of his role and statements he made in the case of his former client ...
Plan to disband Vernon gains steam
The district attorney, who four years ago outlined an effort to get the city disincorporated, is pushing the bid again amid new corruption charges. He says Vernon is a like a fiefdom. Los Angeles County prosecutors have been building a highly unusual case, arguing that scandal-prone Vernon isn't a true city and should be disbanded.
McKenna accused by creditors of dragging his feet
His lawyer concedes they have not yet been given a clear picture of the firm's assets
Dean seeks to have Jepsen removed from ballot for attorney general, claims he isn't qualified
Republican attorney general candidate Martha Dean filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking the courts to remove her opponent from next week's ballot, claiming he doesn't meet the qualifications for the job.
City attorney for Chino, Rialto in DUI arrest
CHINO - The city attorney of Chino and Rialto was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
Lawyer needs more time to defend Rowe's charges
CHAMBERSBURG, Oct. 26, 2010 -- A preliminary hearing for Jerry Rowe, 55, has been postponed two weeks to give Public Defender Michael Toms time to familarize himself with his client s homicide case.
State covered up trooper's 'negligent' handling of bomb in Woodburn bank, defense attorney claims
The information, the defense attorney argued, would provide circumstantial proof of Senior Trooper William Hakim's negligence. That could be a factor in acquitting Joshua Turnidge or finding him guilty of a lesser charge, his attorney said.
Lawyer Files Motion So He Won't Miss World Series
A lifelong Rangers fan asks for a delay for "very important baseball matters."
Missouri Attorney General Threatens to Sue Dish Network
Blues Sign On Scottrade Center Said To Be Misleading Missouri's attorney general says Dish Network is guilty of false advertising, because of a giant banner on the side of the Scottrade Center, calling the company the "official TV provider of the St. Louis Blues". But Dish doesn't show the Blues any more, because it is no longer carries Fox Sports Midwest.
Attorney files motion to see Rangers World Series game
DALLAS - How far would you go to try and go to the Rangers first appearance in the World Series? That’s a question one loyal fan had to ask himself. Darrell Cook is an attorney who was caught in a squeeze play of sorts. He has a court pre-trial hearing set for Wednesday, which is the same day as the World Series game against the San Francisco Giants. While Cook is one of the lucky few with a ...
Attorney general candidate Olens speaks to Rotary
Sam Olens, left, the Republican candidate for Georgia attorney general, speaks with Dr. John Newton, a member of the Moultrie Rotary Club, following Olens' speech to the club Tuesday afternoon.
District Attorney challenger wants to improve the Lyon County DA's office
John 'JP' Schlegelmilch says he can see plenty of areas for improvement with the Lyon County District Attorney's Office and that's one reason, among others, that he's running for District Attorney.
Plan to disband Vernon gains steam
The district attorney, who four years ago outlined an effort to get the city disincorporated, is pushing the bid again amid new corruption charges. He says Vernon is a like a fiefdom. Los Angeles County prosecutors have been building a highly unusual case, arguing that scandal-prone Vernon isn't a true city and should be disbanded.
Missouri Attorney General says Dish Network "deceptive"
Missouri Attorney General says Dish Network "deceptive"
Lawyer files suit against Mahoning County JFS
Staff report YOUNGSTOWN A black female lawyer has sued Mahoning County and its Department of Job
Missouri Attorney General says Dish Network "deceptive"
Missouri Attorney General says Dish Network "deceptive"
Dan Walters: Attorney general's real game? It isn't crime
There's an age-old tradition in California campaigns for attorney general – portraying the office as the state's "top cop" and arguing over who would be the better crime fighter.
Dean seeks to have Jepsen removed from ballot for attorney general, claims he isn't qualified
Republican attorney general candidate Martha Dean filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking the courts to remove her opponent from next week's ballot, claiming he doesn't meet the qualifications for the job.
Charges Dropped Against Fourth Man in Bronx Antigay Attacks
The district attorney’s office announced it was dropping charges against a 17-year-old accused of taking part in the antigay attacks in an abandoned building this month.
Attorney wants Hartselle ordinance changes repealed
HARTSELLE — An attorney representing a towing company in Hartselle’s rotation wants the council to reconsider changes to the wrecker ordinance. The council is apparently not going to grant his request.
`Pit Bull' Lawyer, Bank of America, Hawk, Fed, Deutsche Bank in Court News
Kathy D. Patrick is a Houston lawyer who spends her Sundays teaching children about God. The rest of the week, according to one attorney who knows her, she can be “as frightening as a pit bull on steroids.”
Despite Settlement, Lawyer Continues Efforts to Remove Accused Berkeley High Counselor
Although an out-of-court settlement concerning the restraining order against a Berkeley High School counselor accused of sexually harassing a female student was reached Monday, the student's father and lawyer, Stephen Rosenbaum, remains committed to removing the counselor from his position.
Indiana Bar Association honors Evansville attorney Michele Bryant
Evansville attorney Michele S. Bryant was recognized for her dedication to helping women advance in the legal community at the Indiana State Bar Association's annual meeting on Oct. 14.
Arrest a comfort to Ms McGurk: lawyer
The arrest of a businessman in relation to Michael McGurk's murder is a 'great comfort' to his widow and family, her solicitor says.
Arrest a comfort to Ms McGurk: lawyer
The arrest of a businessman in relation to Michael McGurk's murder is a 'great comfort' to his widow and family, her solicitor says.
On paper anyway, a tough choice for voters selecting new Ramsey County attorney
"We can't lose." That was the sentiment expressed at a debate this month between the candidates for Ramsey County attorney, John Choi and David
GOP attorney general hopeful Wilson vows to be 'proactive'
MOUNT PLEASANT -- Republican state attorney general candidate Alan Wilson swung through the Lowcountry on Tuesday to underscore his willingness to fight the pending federal health care mandates.
Komisarjevsky lawyer avoids contempt hearing, for now (video)
NEW HAVEN — An attorney for the other defendant in the Cheshire triple homicide argued Tuesday he was merely setting the record straight — not intentionally violating a court-imposed gag order — when he told reporters on the courthouse steps last month that his client did not rape the 11-year-old victim before she died.
Former attorney Trevor Rees-Jones is new member of GOP's billionaire donors club
A former attorney who went into the energy business and made a fortune in the Barnett Shale, Rees-Jones and his wife have given $3.5 million in the current election cycle to federal and state causes - all on the Republican side. |
Lawsuit threat leads to lawyer conflict charge
The firm representing Barnstable County in a threatened lawsuit over wastewater management plans was never hired to do the job, according to the chief of the county commissioners.
YMC to look for an assistant county attorney
GRANITE FALLS - Yellow Medicine County commissioners on Tuesday voted to advertise for a full-time assistant attorney position, but the decision was not without debat.
Ex-Chihuahua AG seeks help on kidnapping case
The former attorney general of Chihuahua said she would seek help outside Mexico to solve her brother's kidnapping after a video showed her abducted sibling accusing her of having narco ties.
Jennifer Mee: 'Hiccup girl' lawyer to use Tourette's syndrome as murder defence
Jennifer Mee, 19, who became famous for her uncontrollable hiccups, has been arrested and charged with killing a man during a robbery.
Parish attorney on leave after arrest
L’Observateur LAPLACE – A St. John the Baptist Parish attorney who serves as the Parish Council’s legal advisor, has taken a leave of absence from the district attorney’s office following an arrest for DWI and public intimidation on Sept. 23.
Komisarjevsky lawyer avoids contempt hearing, for now (video)
NEW HAVEN — An attorney for the other defendant in the Cheshire triple homicide argued Tuesday he was merely setting the record straight — not intentionally violating a court-imposed gag order — when he told reporters on the courthouse steps last month that his client did not rape the 11-year-old victim before she died.
Manitoban claims he was hoodwinked into silence about judge's sex scandal
A Winnipeg man at the centre of a legal sex scandal claims he was tricked into signing a confidentiality agreement to stay silent about possible criminal acts involving a Manitoba judge and her lawyer husband.
Lawyer wants theft charges dropped
ATTLEBORO - The lawyer for a man charged with robbing cell phones from two teenagers says he will seek to have the charges dropped after prosecutors said another man implicated himself and two others in the crime.
Disbarment Sought for Attorney Who Claimed to Channel Client's Dead Wife
The State Bar of Arizona wants to throw the book at an attorney who told a client she was channeling his dead wife, then allegedly lied about it during an unrelated disciplinary proceeding.
BP attorney, tax refunds, Halloween tour
Santa Rosa County not getting lawyer for BP claims, tax collector returns money to agencies and Beaches to Woodlands Tour ends.
Komisarjevsky lawyer avoids contempt hearing, for now (video)
NEW HAVEN — An attorney for the other defendant in the Cheshire triple homicide argued Tuesday he was merely setting the record straight — not intentionally violating a court-imposed gag order — when he told reporters on the courthouse steps last month that his client did not rape the 11-year-old victim before she died.