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Lawyer: Ill. murder suspect needs psychiatric exam
A public defender has requested a psychiatric examination of a 34-year-old DeKalb man accused of killing a Northern Illinois University freshman.
Lawyer wants psychiatric evaluation of NIU murder suspect
The public defender assigned to NIU murder suspect William "Billy" Curl requests a psychiatric examination.
Attorney, Real Estate Developer and Intuitive Life Coach, Leslie Kleiman, Publishes Her First Book: Who Said It Has To ...
(PRWEB) November 1, 2010 -- In the fall of 2009, Leslie Kleiman ( (link) www.askleslie.ca) around her ability and worthiness to create unlimited abundance. The result was Who Said It Has To Be Hard?, a book chronicling that journey. Throughout the book ...
Attorney seeks monthly records on Houston wrecks in fight against red-light cameras
HOUSTON -- An open records lawsuit has been filed by a group urging voters to reject Houston’s use of cameras that photograph drivers illegally going through intersections. Houston voters on Tuesday will consider whether to retain the dozens of cameras in service the past four years. A statement from attorney Randall Kallinen, representing bail bondsman Michael Kubosh and others opponents of the ...
Torture suspect could face new charges, lawyer says
The lawyer for a man charged in a gruesome case of alleged torture says his client could face new charges.
Torture suspect could face new charges, lawyer says
The lawyer for a man charged in a gruesome case of alleged torture says his client could face new charges.
Attorney seeks monthly records on Houston wrecks
HOUSTON -- An open records lawsuit has been filed by a group urging voters to reject Houston's use of cameras that photograph drivers illegally going through intersections. Houston voters on Tuesday will consider whether to retain the dozens of ca ...
Monroe County lawyer gets 6-18 months in drunken driving fatality
Robert Kidwell III struck and killed Daniel Gallagher, 22, last January An East Stroudsburg lawyer who was driving drunk when he struck and killed a man in the Poconos last year was sentenced to 6-18 months in the county jail, according to a report from WNEP-TV, Channel 16.
Guilty of stabbing his girlfriend in the leg, but was it serious?
A Dubbo man pleaded guilty to stabbing his girlfriend in the thigh, but now his lawyer is arguing about whether it was grievous bodily harm.
Accused cancer scammer due in plea court: lawyer
The lawyer for Ashley Kirilow, the Burlington woman accused of faking cancer to collect money, says that his client will be appearing in plea court in Milton on Tuesday.
NY attorney guilty in $300K adoption scheme
A New York attorney who advertised himself as an adoption expert has been convicted of stealing more than $300,000 from prospective parents for babies that did not exist.
Accused cancer scammer due in plea court: lawyer
The lawyer for Ashley Kirilow, the Burlington woman accused of faking cancer to collect money, says that his client will be appearing in plea court on Tuesday.
Court Denies Lawyer's Patriot Act Challenge
The Supreme Court is refusing to take up a constitutional challenge to provisions of the Patriot Act from a lawyer who was once wrongly suspected in deadly terrorist bombings in Spain.
US High Court Disbars Vicksburg Ex-Lawyer
Vicksburg lawyer Robert Arledge, who was convicted for swindling a pharmaceutical company out of millions, has been disbarred by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lawyer unhappy with first degree murder charge against his client
A lawyer for a Calgary man charged with first degree murder after a pickup truck plowed through a group of people standing outside a bar early Friday is questioning the charges laid against his client.  Twenty four year old Jeffrey Kevin Leinen is alleged to have driven his truck through a group of people, killing an 18-year-old man, after being tossed from a bar in Olds, Alberta. His lawyer, ...
Sterger's lawyer says no Monday meeting with NFL
NEW YORK (AP) -- The lawyer for Jenn Sterger says she will not meet with the NFL on Monday, and her manager says the legal team for the former New York Jets hostess still is conducting its own investigation
Sudan arrests nine Darfur activists: civic leader
Sudan arrested nine Darfur activists including a prominent human rights lawyer, just weeks ahead of a southern referendum on secession, a civil society leader said on Monday.
Lawyer argues client's Miranda rights were violated during probe of wife's bathtub drowning
Jim Pathe/The Star-LedgerKleber Cordova, 29, is escorted from Superior Court in Morristown after an appearance before Judge Salem Ahto, in this May 2008 file photo. Cordova's lawyer is seeking to have his confession removed, arguing that his Miranda rights were...
Roslyn Attorney Guilty in $300K Adoption Scheme
A Roslyn attorney has been convicted of stealing more than $300,000 from prospective parents for babies that did not exist. A Nassau County jury found...
Long Island attorney found guilty in $300K adoption scheme
MINEOLA, N.Y. — A New York attorney who advertised himself as an adoption expert has been convicted of stealing more than $300,000 from prospective parents for babies that did not exist. Kevin Cohen was convicted Monday in Nassau County Court of grand larceny, forgery and other charges. He faces...
Woman accused of faking cancer facing three more fraud charges: lawyer
An Ontario woman accused of pretending to have terminal cancer and keeping thousands of dollars in donations for herself is facing three new charges, her lawyer said on Monday.
Jenn Sterger's lawyer says no Monday meeting with NFL
NEW YORK - The lawyer for Jenn Sterger says she will not meet with the NFL on Monday, and her manager says the...
AG: Credit card scam costs a MS business $10,000
Attorney General Jim Hood is warning of a credit card scam that targets businesses. A Jackson area business recently lost $10,000 when a credit card sale proved to be fraudulent.
Attorney General Buddy Caldwell sues drug companies, alleges price manipulation
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has filed a lawsuit in East Baton Rouge Parish District Court alleging that 18 drug companies have ripped off state taxpayers by overcharging the Medicaid program. File photoAttorney General Buddy Caldwell The suit says that...
Attorney Seeks Records on Wrecks
An open records lawsuit has been filed by a group urging voters to reject Houston's use of cameras that photograph drivers illegally going through intersections.
Aransas/San Pat District Attorney details use of forfeiture funds
Money paid for extra prosecutor, drug prevention efforts, equipment and training
Lawyer Disbarred for Prostitution Ring
The Minnesota State Bar disbarred a Hennepin County attorney after being accused of running a prostitution service.
The American Lawyer’s November Issue: Investing in Law Firms, CIO Budgets Edge Upwards and Chinese Canadian ...
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Lawyer, November issue announces the results of the latest annual survey of technology directors, conjectures on the future of outside investment in law firms.
La. Attorney General sues drug companies over inflated costs
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell is alleging that 18 drug companies inflated drug costs Louisiana paid through the Medicaid program by hundreds of millions of dollars. Caldwell said Monday that he filed a lawsuit on Oct. 28 against the companies in state court in Baton Rouge. In the suit, Caldwell alleges that the drug companies misreported drug price information ...
Will moving pseudoephedrine help meth problem?
District Attorney from State of Oregon is in town encouraging lawmakers to put pseudoephedrine behind the counter.
Scales of justice tipped unfairly?
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown. PHOTO BY ELIZABETH DALEY The Queens district attorney’s methods of interrogation have come under scrutiny recently, and are the subject of legal action that has shaken up the Queens judicial community.
Upstart lawyer looks to upset incumbent Hevesi
Queens voters poised to choose this Tuesday in state and federal races. Alex Powietrzynski is a Republican running for state Assembly. His parents are stout Democrats. But he insists he has their full backing in his bid to unseat 28th District Assemblyman Andrew Hevesi (D-Forest Hills) on Nov. 2.
Kane State's Attorney warns of group buying meals for votes
The Kane County State's Attorney's Office has released a statement warning voters of an organization offering free meals for those who will vote in Tuesday's election.
Kane State's Attorney warns of group buying meals for votes
The Kane County State's Attorney's Office has released a statement warning voters of an organization offering free meals for those who will vote in Tuesday's election.
Validity of Mandan noise ordinance to be determined in courtroom
An attorney and bar owner has brought a battle against aproposed noise ordinance in Mandan to the courtroom.
Siobhan Reynolds, Activist, Petitions Supreme Court - Sidebar
After a failed effort to stop her from talking about a case, an activist was served with a sprawling subpoena. Now a brief filed in her support has been sealed.
Attorney disputes account of pot arrest near Lake Tahoe's West Shore
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The attorney for a man accused of illegally possessing more than 100 pounds of marijuana disputed Thursday law enforcement's account of the arrest.
Lawyer Disbarred For 'Nice Guy' Prostitution Ring
A former assistant Hennepin County attorney has been disbarred for running a prostitution ring.
Minneapolis lawyer disbarred for 'nice guy' prostitution ring
A former assistant Hennepin County attorney has been disbarred for running a prostitution ring. John Paul St. Marie of Minneapolis was charged in July with six felony counts of promoting prostitution.
Lawyer disbarred for 'nice guy' prostitution ring
A former assistant Hennepin County attorney has been disbarred for running a prostitution ring.
Lawyer disbarred for 'nice guy' prostitution ring
Associated Press - November 1, 2010 5:54 PM ET MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A former assistant Hennepin County attorney has been disbarred for running a prostitution ring.
US Attorney, FBI to Watch for Election Fraud
The U.S. Justice Department will take part in a national Election Day Program Nov. 2.
Tight race for attorney general winds down
South Carolinians will choose their new attorney general on Tuesday. Democrat Matthew Richardson and Republican Alan Wilson are running to replace Henry McMaster.
Lawyer: Suspect in LaFortune torture has a story to tell
More charges, involving a third victim, could be laid against Dustin Paxton, according to his lawyer. Paxton has elected to be tried by judge and jury.
Kansas attorney general investigates election-related phone calls
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six, a Democrat, opened an investigation today after reports of false and misleading election phone calls.
Sterger's Lawyer Says No Monday Meeting With NFL
The lawyer for Jenn Sterger says she will not meet with the NFL on Monday, and her manager says the legal team for the former New York Jets hostess still is conducting its own investigation into inappropriate text messages and photos allegedly sent by Brett Favre.
DC9 Lawyer: It was a Citizen’s Arrest
In closing arguments, lawyer Andrew Kline said that’s what happened in the vicinity of DC9 on October 15, when Ali Ahmed Mohammed wound up dead. When DC9 co-owner Bill Spieler and employees Darryl Carter , Reginald Phillips , Evan Preller , and Arthur Zaloga chased Mohammed down the street, after a perhaps inebriated—and definitely angry—Mohammed hurled two bricks through one of the ...
Lawyer wants mandate into inquest's death expanded
The lawyer representing the family of Ashley Smith argued Monday that an upcoming inquest into the young woman's death in an Ontario prison in 2007 will be incomplete if it does not look at her incarcerations in other provinces.
New US Attorney for East Tenn. says "no politics"
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The incoming U.S. Attorney for East Tennessee says you “check your politics at the door” for a federal prosecutor post.
Wall Street Eyes Attorney General Race
New York's attorney general has for years been Wall Street's top cop. In this year's race, the candidates have starkly different views about just how tough a cop to be, The Wall Street Journal's Metropolis blog reported Monday.