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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.
Husband Away When Wife Killed, Lawyer Says
A lawyer for the husband of Julie Mitchell says Thursday that Teddy Mitchel, 56, was away in Arizona when his wife was killed inside the couple's home Tuesday night.
Crown ignored cop's behaviour in death:lawyer
VANCOUVER - Anyone other than a police officer would have been charged for refusing to admit an obviously intoxicated homeless man to the city drunk tank 12 years ago, says a lawyer for the man's family.
Lawyer to face misconduct charges in Manitoba judge sex scandal
A Winnipeg lawyer at the centre of a scandal over allegations he tried to entice a former client to have sex with the lawyer's wife has now been charged with professional misconduct.
Saugeen Shores lawyer named a judge
Saugeen Shores lawyer Kevin Sherwood has been named a judge of the Ontario Court Of Justice. Sherwood said in an interview Wednesday he found out only very recently that he had received the provincial appointment.[...]
Human rights lawyer advocates fair sentencing of offenders
Nsawam (E/R), Nov. 4 GNA - Mr Andrew Daniels, a Human Right lawyer on Thursday called for a national policy that would ensure that punishment handed-down to people are commensurate with their offences.
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.
California Attorney General Race Remains Tight
Two days after voters went to the polls, San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris remains slightly ahead of Los Angeles D.A. Steve Cooley in the race for State Attorney General.
Judge questions suit over CA city's big salaries
A judge questioned Thursday whether outgoing state Attorney General Jerry Brown has the legal authority to sue eight current and former officials of the scandal-plagued city of Bell over their huge salaries, saying the issue might be better resolved in criminal court.
Lawyer to face misconduct charges in Manitoba judge sex scandal
A Winnipeg lawyer at the centre of a scandal over allegations he tried to entice a former client to have sex with the lawyer's wife has now been charged with professional misconduct.
County attorney kept sex abuse case from school officials
Questions are being asked of Tooele County Attorney Doug Hogan following the conviction of a high school basketball coach for sexually abusing a student and Hogan’s decision to keep the crime from school officials.
Lawyer in torture case says there may be new charges against Dustin Paxton
A former Winnipeg man charged in a chilling case of alleged torture involving his former roommate has been found fit to stand trial and his lawyer says he's expecting more charges to be laid involving different complainants.
Court blocks Washington attorney general from releasing mortgage documents
A lawyer who handles predatory lending cases filed a Public Records Act request for documents related to the investigation into the lending practices of Ameriquest Mortgage Co.
New charges pending against accused torturer: Lawyer
A Calgary man accused of torturing his roommate and assaulting a young girl is facing previously unpublicized assault and weapons charges against a third victim from last year — and charges should be soon laid against him involving a fourth victim.
Lawyer: Dugard told 'tale of terror' to grand jury
A lawyer for a California woman charged with her husband with holding Jaycee Lee Dugard captive for 18 years said allowing the "tale of terror" told by Dugard to a grand jury to become public before a trial would make it impossible to find an impartial jury.
Lawyer says kidnapping victim Dugard recounted 'tale of terror' and 'evil' to grand jury
PLACERVILLE, Calif. - A lawyer for a California woman charged with her husband with holding Jaycee Lee Dugard captive for 18 years said allowing the "tale of terror" told by Dugard to a grand jury to become public before a trial would make it impossible to find an impartial jury.
California Attorney Generals' tallies tighten
L.A. County District Attorney Steve Cooley at the Police Historical Society the day before the election. He expressed confidence that he'd win the state Attorney General's race.
Crown erred in Frank Paul case: lawyer
Crown prosecutors should have charged a police officer who refused to admit an intoxicated man to the Vancouver drunk tank in 1998, a lawyer has suggested.
New charges pending against accused torturer: Lawyer
A Calgary man accused of torturing his roommate and assaulting a young girl is facing previously unpublicized assault and weapons charges against a third victim from last year — and charges should be soon laid against him involving a fourth victim.
Lawyer: Dugard told 'tale of terror' to grand jury
Associated Press - November 4, 2010 8:44 PM ET PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A defense lawyer says allowing the "tale of terror" Jaycee Lee Dugard told a grand jury about being held captive for 18...
Lawyer: Dugard told 'tale of terror' to grand jury
Associated Press - November 4, 2010 8:44 PM ET PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) - A defense lawyer says allowing the "tale of terror" Jaycee Lee Dugard told a grand jury about being held captive for 18...
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.[...]
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.
Iranian lawyer on hunger strike
Jailed Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is in a serious condition after going on hunger strike, a New York-based Iranian rights group says.
Lawyer enters plea in federal court
Defense attorney Chris Meek on Wednesday entered a plea of not guilty during his initial appearance in Wichita’s U.S. District Court on felony drug charges.
AZ attorney suspended for violation
The Prescott attorney reportedly engaged in an inappropriate intimate relationship with a client he was representing.
Attorney asks judge to dismiss deadly DUI case
The former Kern County firefighter accused of driving drunk and killing a local mother will stand trial after all. A judge decided Thursday not to dismiss the case.
Lawyer Sentenced for Stealing Millions
A federal judge has sentenced a Wisconsin lawyer to 10 years in prison for bilking his clients out of millions of dollars.
Aurora attorney accused of misusing charitable funds
An Aurora attorney may face disciplinary action for allegedly misusing money from a fund he established for three teens who were struck by a car, according to a complaint by the state agency that disciplines lawyers. The teens suffered injuries ranging from broken bones to an amputated leg when they were struck while walking home from a store Jan. 31, 2009, according to the complaint served Nov ...
Lawyer Sentenced for Stealing Millions
A federal judge has sentenced a Wisconsin lawyer to 10 years in prison for bilking his clients out of millions of dollars.
Austin City Council action: Council agrees to hire lawyer to defend former police officer in civil suit
Austin City Council action: Council agrees to hire lawyer to defend former police officer in civil suit
Rezko lawyer to seek to have conviction overturned
CHICAGO — A lawyer for a former fundraiser of impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich said Thursday his client will join a growing list of figures seeking to have their convictions overturned because they were underpinned by now-curtailed honest services laws.
The Watchdog: Azle man is no lawyer, but he does know what's right
Three hours in small-claims court costs a little money but creates a lot of hope.
Attorney general race hangs in the balance as 2 million votes remain uncounted
The laborious task of tallying the ballots begins in earnest. Democrat Kamala Harris is leading Republican Steve Cooley by just one-tenth of a percentage point, or 9,364 votes. Nearly 2 million ballots across California remain uncounted in the wake of Tuesday's general election, with the state attorney general race hanging in the balance as the slow process of tallying the outstanding votes ...
Attorney general's lawsuit against Bell officials could be in jeopardy
An L.A. County judge says Jerry Brown may have overreached his authority in the case, which seeks to force city leaders to pay back thousands in salaries and take cuts in pensions. Rizzo's attorney says the case is dead. In a blow to the state's civil lawsuit charging eight current and former Bell city leaders with plotting to enrich themselves at taxpayer expense, a Los Angeles County Superior ...
Who's Corbett's pick for attorney general?
Gov.-elect Tom Corbett in January will make an appointment unprecedented in recent history: nominating a successor to fill his attorney general post.
Lawyer denies client told to get rid of evidence
The lawyer for a former senior council manager who committed suicide over a $5 million contracts rorts probe has come under pressure from the corruption watchdog after a phone conversation appeared to reveal he advised the man to get rid of evidence.
McMahon in line to become state's attorney
Joseph McMahon’s legal career began at the Kane County State’s Attorney’s office. If the Kane County Board concurs with its chairman, McMahon would return to run the department.
District Attorney Sutter touts tip texting program
Now, you don’t need a dime to drop a dime — you can let your fingers do the talking. Bristol County residents have a new way to reach out to law enforcement, District Attorney Sam Sutter announced Thursday.
State Bar files complaint against Suffolk lawyer
SUFFOLK The Virginia State Bar has filed a complaint alleging that a lawyer deposited public funds into his private account while working for a law firm. Edward Ruffin House, the lawsuit alleges, started working as an assistant attorney in the Suffolk office of Stallings and Bischoff in July 2007. House was fired in January and now practices out of his home in Suffolk, according to the suit.
Attorney general's office warns parents about cyber bullying
Elaine Surma, special agent with the state Attorney General's office, made a presentation on Thursday evening, at Titusville High School, regarding cyber bullying and the consequences that come with it.
Attorney general's lawsuit against Bell officials could be in jeopardy
An L.A. County judge says Jerry Brown may have overreached his authority in the case, which seeks to force city leaders to pay back thousands in salaries and take cuts in pensions. Rizzo's attorney says the case is dead. In a blow to the state's civil lawsuit charging eight current and former Bell city leaders with plotting to enrich themselves at taxpayer expense, a Los Angeles County Superior ...
Lawyer's testimony under scrutiny at CCC hearing
The Corruption and Crime Commission has called into question the testimony of a Perth lawyer during a corruption probe into building contracts at the City of Stirling.
Ohio Attorney General wants to overturn Nancy Smith’s acquittal
ELYRIA — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office wants the acquittal of Nancy Smith, a co-defendant in the Head Start sex case, to be reversed.
Exotic dancer’s attorney wants funds to pay for expert
HAMILTON — An attorney for an exotic dancer accused of hitting and dragging her customer to death with a sport utility vehicle asked a judge Thursday to approve funds for an expert to assist in her defense, but the judge questioned the amount.Kristina Hensley, 35, of Higgingsport, is charged with two counts of murder, aggravated robbery, failure to stop after an accident and theft in the Aug. 7 ...
Exotic dancer’s attorney wants funds to pay for expert
HAMILTON — An attorney for an exotic dancer accused of hitting and dragging her customer to death with a sport utility vehicle asked a judge Thursday to approve funds for an expert to assist in her defense, but the judge questioned the amount.Kristina Hensley, 35, of Higgingsport, is charged with two counts of murder, aggravated robbery, failure to stop after an accident and theft in the Aug. 7 ...
Lawyer admits advising on land transfers
A lawyer admits before a corruption watchdog he advised a man about transferring property out of his name to avoid land seizure.
Attorney General wants to overturn Smith’s acquittal
ELYRIA — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office wants the acquittal of Nancy Smith, a co-defendant in the Head Start sex case, to be reversed.
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.
Lawyer caught out on CCC tapes
A PERTH lawyer has admitted to the CCC he advised a man about transferring property out of his name to avoid its seizure under proceeds of crime laws.