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Lawyer: Conn. murder defendant not 'rabid dog'
A defense attorney says a Connecticut man convicted of killing a woman and her two daughters in a 2007 home invasion is not "a rabid dog who needs to be put down."
Amnesty urges Iran to free stoning case detainees
An international rights group has urged Iran to immediately release the son and the lawyer of an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning for adultery, saying the two were only trying to save her life.
Lawyer: home invasion defendant not "rabid dog''
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A defense attorney says a Connecticut man convicted of killing three people in a home invasion is not "a rabid dog who needs to be put down."
Lawyer: home invasion defendant not "rabid dog"
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A defense attorney says a Connecticut man convicted of killing three people in a home invasion is not "a rabid dog who needs to be put down."
Utah attorney general meets with Justice Department to discuss possible BCS probe
WASHINGTON - Utah's attorney general met with Justice Department officials this week to discuss a possible federal investigation into college football's Bowl Championship Series.
Miami Injury Attorney Tapped as Area’s Top Medical Malpractice Lawyer for 2011
Best Lawyers media names Neal A. Roth as top Miami medical malpractice lawyer after exhaustive peer-review process. (PRWeb November 04, 2010) Read the full story at (link) Mi
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff meets with Justice Department on BCS
Utah's attorney general met with Justice Department officials this week to discuss a possible federal investigation into...
Amnesty International calls for releases in Iran stoning case
Rights group urges Tehran to release son, lawyer of condemned woman
Attorney general's race remains a tossup
While most races appearing on Orange County ballots have been resolved, the state attorney general's race remains in contention. Some pre-election polling showed Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley, the Republican, with an edge and when...
DuPage State's Attorney Birkett Moves To Appellate Court
Longtime DuPage County State's Attorney Joseph Birkett announced yesterday that he accepted a position on the 2nd District Appellate Court . Birkett will replace retiring Judge Jack O'Malley, who withdrew his request to be retained in Tuesday's general election in August. Birkett contacted Illinois Supreme Court Justice Bob Thomas about the vacancy last month. Thomas informed Birkett of his ...
State Supreme Court Picks ABQ Lawyer as Disciplinary Counsel
William Slease will begin his new job on Dec. 1 The state Supreme Court has selected Albuquerque lawyer William Slease to become chief disciplinary counsel overseeing the investigation of alleged misconduct by attorneys. Slease assumes . . .
Judge questions Attorney General's Office Bell salary scandal lawsuit
A Superior Court judge challenged the state Attorney General's Office today, questioning whether a lawsuit accusing Bell administrators of looting the city through lofty salaries was based on politics, not on the law.
Ft. Smith Attorney Loses Ark. Law License
Fort Smith attorney Oscar Stilley, who is serving a 15-year federal prison sentence for fraud and tax charges, has lost his Arkansas law license.
Brock defeats Edmondson for County Attorney seat
For the first time in 12 years, a new Washington County Attorney will be seated on Jan. 4 after Republican contender Larry Brock defeated incumbent county attorney Barbara Edmondson during Tuesday’s election.
California attorney general's race still too close to call
Prosecutors from California's two most prominent cities were locked in a dead heat Wednesday in their race for attorney general.
Attorney: Minnesota woman won't pay for sharing songs
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota woman ordered to pay $1.5 million for sharing songs online is not planning to pay the recording industry, as her attorneys argue the award is not in line with actual harm suffered.
Attorney: MN woman won't pay for sharing songs
A Minnesota woman ordered to pay $1.5 million for sharing songs online is not planning to pay the recording industry, as her attorneys
Shelby County district attorney, state revenue department target sales tax fraud
Targeting nearly a dozen convenience stores that failed to pay sales taxes in Memphis, Shelby County’s district attorney and Tennessee’s commissioner of revenue today warned other businesses to give the government its money.
Incoming Wicomico State's Attorney to be Sworn into Interim Deputy Role
Wicomico County State's Attorney Davis Ruark has appointed State's Attorney-elect Matthew Maciarello to serve as deputy state's attorney in the interim prior to his taking office in January.
Lawyer: I want the charges dropped
A lawyer says she'll try to get charges dismissed against four college football players who were arrested in suburban New York after their teammate was fatally shot by police.
New Baltimore State's Attorney Begins Transition
Baltimore's next state's attorney had a stress-free election day.
Delusions gripped mom who killed kids: lawyer
BARRIE, Ont. - An Ontario woman who drowned her two young daughters believed she was being followed by people trying to kill her and the girls in the months leading up to the killings, a jury heard Thursday.
Lawyer to face misconduct charges in sex scandal case
WINNIPEG - A Winnipeg lawyer has been charged with professional misconduct for allegedly trying to entice his former client into having sex with his wife more than seven years ago.
Attorney: Minn. Woman Won't Pay for Sharing Songs
Attorney: Minn. woman won't pay $1.5M to recording industry while defense raises legal issues
Ex-lawyer guilty of theft from client
GOSHEN — Former Village of Monroe attorney J. Bennett Farrell pleaded guilty Thursday to third-degree grand larceny.
Law Society of Upper Canada takes over lawyer's affairs
WELLAND — The Law Society of Upper Canada has stepped in and taken over the affairs of a Welland lawyer. In a ruling on Oct.[...]
Sakineh Ashtiani: Amnesty Urges Iran for the Release of Son and Lawyer
After Sakineh Ashtiani’s son and lawyer were placed in jail, Amnesty, an international rights group, has urged Iran to immediately release them, saying the two were only trying to save her life. Ashtiani has been sentenced to death by stoning for adultery. The call by Amnesty International, made late Wednesday, comes as fears grow that 43-year-old Sakineh Mohammadi
Winnipeg lawyer faces misconduct charges
Winnipeg lawyer Jack King is facing charges of professional misconduct, including an allegation of sexual harassment. Allan Fineblit, CEO of the Law Society of Manitoba, says King has been charged with conflict of interest, breach of trust and sexual harassment.
Assistant state attorney general in dispute with gay student back at U-M
An assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan is now allowed back on campus, but with restrictions, his lawyer and the school said today.
Tschaekofske’s request for new attorney puts robbery trial on hold
A trial for a man accused of carjacking a Bismarck Tribunedelivery person, then robbing a convenience store has been put onhold while he gets a new attorney.
California attorney general's race still too close to call
Whether Kamala Harris, Steve Cooley won may not be known for weeks
Crime › Consumer affairs lawyer stabbed to death in Akita
A 55-year-old lawyer died after he was stabbed with a blade by a man who broke into his home in the city of Akita, northeastern…
Utah attorney general meets with Justice Department to discuss possible BCS probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — Utah's attorney general met with Justice Department officials this week to discuss a possible federal investigation into college football's Bowl Championship Series.
Attorney: Ambridge Mom 'Remorseful' For Leaving Children Alone
An Ambridge mother accused of leaving an infant and a toddler home alone while she went to visit friends last week appeared in court on Thursday.
Prominent lawyer slain in Akita home
AKITA (Kyodo) A 55-year-old lawyer died early Thursday after being stabbed in his Akita home by a man whose wife he had represented in their divorce. The victim, Hirotaka Tsuya, was a member of the Akita Bar Association and head of a panel on consumer affairs at the Japan Federation of Bar Associations.
Michigan Attorney General's review of DMC-Vanguard deal ongoing
The state attorney general's office says there's no timetable for signing off on the proposed sale of the nonprofit Detroit Medical Center to for-profit Vanguard Health Systems Inc.
Lawyer in dispute with gay student back at U.Mich.
An assistant attorney general in Michigan who was accused of harassing a gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan has been allowed back on campus — with restrictions.
Attorney general's lawsuit against Bell officials could be in jeopardy; Rizzo's attorney says case is 'dead'
Portions of a sweeping lawsuit alleging that eight current and former Bell city leaders conspired to misappropriate millions of dollars from the city will have to be revised in order for the lawsuit to go forward, a judge ruled Thursday....
Lawyer in judge sex scandal accused of misconduct
The Manitoba Law Society has authorized professional misconduct charges against a lawyer accused of pressuring a client to have sex with his wife, now a Queen's Bench justice. Jack King is facing three counts of professional misconduct, law society CEO Allan Fineblit confirmed Thursday.
Attorney: Man Didn't Threaten Officers
A Dallas attorney said his own investigation into a police shooting over the weekend shows the department has a lot more explaining to do.
Assistant state attorney general in dispute with gay student back at U-M
An assistant state attorney general accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan is now allowed back on campus, but with restrictions, his lawyer and the school said today.
Las Vegas attorney indicted in 'Save Your House' foreclosure scam
A Las Vegas attorney and two others were indicted today for allegedly operating a foreclosure rescue scam in Las Vegas during 2008 and 2009, the Nevada Attorney General's office announced.
Court blocks Wash. AG from releasing mortgage docs
The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday blocked the attorney general's office from releasing certain financial information related to the investigation of a mortgage company, in a case that balanced federal privacy laws with the state Public Records Act.
Lawyer in dispute with gay student back at U.Mich.
An assistant attorney general in Michigan who was accused of harassing a gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan has been allowed back on campus - with restrictions.
Lead lawyer in massacre trial dies
A lead prosecutor in the Maguindanao massacre trial who handled other cases involving the killing of journalists died Thursday of an apparent heart attack.
Lawyer questions fair trial possibility for Helena dentist charged with rape
Defense attorneys for former dentist Jason Roan of Helena are questioning whether or not their client would have a fair trial due to all the publicity the case has received.
Lawyer questions fair trial possibility for Helena dentist charged with rape
Defense attorneys for former dentist Jason Roan of Helena are questioning whether or not their client would have a fair trial due to all the publicity the case has received.
Lawyer at centre of sex scandal charged with professional misconduct
Jack King has been charged with professional misconduct for allegedly asking a former client, Alex Chapman, to have sex with his wife.
Garrido Attorney May Seek Change Of Venue
Nancy Garrido's lawyer said Thursday he may seek a change of venue for his client, noting that publicity about the high-profile Jaycee Dugard kidnapping case may affect his client's ability to get a fair trial.
The Lawyer for Convicted Murderer, Jodey Waldrop, Wants His Client Moved
After being convicted of Capital Murder, a Franklin County man will get another trial. And now his lawyer is also asking his client be moved to another jail.