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Iranian lawyer committed to winning U.S. hikers' freedom
Masoud Shafii's clients, Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, are charged with spying. 'Nobody can prove my clients were spies,' says Shafii, who acknowledges he's walking a tightrope as their lawyer. For a man preparing to go up against his own government in a case with international repercussions, Masoud Shafii doesn't look particularly worried as he brews some tea and offers it to a guest.
Lawyer: Pro-Grayson Mailer Breaks Law
With pollsters nationwide predicting a wave of Republicans sweeping into the House of Representatives, Rep. Alan Grayson's District 8 Congressional seat is in jeopardy and some are questioning the legality of a last-minute mailer sent attacking Grayson's Republican opponent.
Attorney: Releasing grand jury transcript would not harm Garridos' right to fair trial
The lawyer for the Reno Gazette-Journal and five other media groups seeking to unseal documents in the Jaycee Dugard case challenged a prosecutor’s claim that releasing the grand jury transcript could hurt Phillip and Nancy Garrido’s right to a fair trial.
Federal suit dismissed, but New Milford attorney continues vendetta
BRIDGEWATER -- A three-year-old federal lawsuit brought by New Milford attorney Paul Garlasco against Bridgewater and its first selectman has been settled.
Former Hennepin County assistant attorney disbarred in prostitution case
A former assistant Hennepin County attorney has been disbarred for running a prostitution ring.
Lawyer group ‘no’ to EGM
JOHOR BARU: In an apparent tit-for-tat move against a faction calling for an extraordinary general meeting, another group of lawyers is seeking to stop the EGM agenda to remove Johor Bar committee chairman P. Suppiah.
Jackson lawsuit to go to state court
A wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Jackson's father will now be handled by a US state court after a federal judge said he didn't have authority to hear the case.
Inmate's treatment before her death 'barbaric,' lawyer tells hearing
Ashley Smith's death was the result of systematic failings that saw the troubled woman shunted to nine prisons in five provinces over 11 months, a coroner's hearing was told.
ASK THE LAWYER: Seek legal counsel over ex-boyfriend's threat to post sex tape
I had a boyfriend for two years. We did a "sex tape." It was simply between us. Now that I broke up with him he's angry and tells me he's going to post it on the Internet. He says he doesn't care what it may do to his reputation or mine. Can he get away with that?
Chabad Lawyer Argues in Favor of Jewish Organization's $18 Million Claim
Despite his widow's assertions to the contrary, philanthropist Roland Arnall promised the founder and president of Chabad of California Inc. that he would donate $18 million for a Los Angeles educational center, an attorney for the Jewish organization told a judge today.
Party to file complaint against Macomb County prosecutor
The Macomb County Republican Party is preparing a complaint for the state Attorney General's Office.
Man arrested in Mexico in '04 death of wife in Avondale
A man who fled to Mexico nearly six years ago after he was indicted on charges of murdering his wife during a domestic violence confrontation was arrested last month in Mexico.
Party to file complaint against Macomb County prosecutor
The Macomb County Republican Party is preparing a complaint for the state Attorney General's Office.
Opinion: In Michigan's attorney general race, vote against Bill Schuette
On the eve of election night, the one political office up for grabs that has me concerned the most in Michigan is the office of attorney general.
Protesters target GOP rally for Attorney General candidate Bill Schuette
Protesters interrupted a GOP rally in Ann Arbor, targeting Attorney General candidate Bill Schuette with chants like "fight crime, not sick people," and "no Schuette on duty." Nathan Bomey | AnnArbor.com Protesters jeered as Michigan Attorney General candidate Bill Schuette rallied......
Nazri: Felda's Lawyer Absent Because He Quit Legal Firm
KUALA LUMPUR, 1 NOVEMBER, 2010 : The lawyer who was supposed to defend Felda against a suit filed by 354 settlers of Felda Kemahang 3, Tanah Merah, Kelantan at the Kota Baharu High Court did not withdraw from the case but had quit working for the legal firm Felda had hired, during the course of the trial, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.
Nazri: Felda's Lawyer Absent Because He Quit Legal Firm
KUALA LUMPUR, 1 NOVEMBER, 2010 : The lawyer who was supposed to defend Felda against a suit filed by 354 settlers of Felda Kemahang 3, Tanah Merah, Kelantan at the Kota Baharu High Court did not withdraw from the case but had quit working for the legal firm Felda had hired, during the course of the trial, said Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz.
Mawsons ex-boyfriend tries to squelch testimony
Attorney-client privilege that would let lawyer testify was never waived, Daniel Fusco says
Ex-Kentucky attorney general Robert Matthews dies at 87
Robert F. Matthews Jr., a former Kentucky attorney general and Louisville lawyer, has died. He died Saturday at age 87.
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.
Foster's lawyer keeps cool
For the defender of a guy identified by two respected educators as their assailant, berated by a courtroom attacker and now accused by a jailhouse snitch, Knox County Public Defender Mark Stephens was looking surprisingly smug Monday.
Mobile attorney arrested after domestic incident reported at home
Mobile attorney John Wayne Boone was arrested early this morning after what police described as a verbal domestic incident at his home, Mobile police said.
Federal suit dismissed, but New Milford attorney continues vendetta
BRIDGEWATER -- A three-year-old federal lawsuit brought by New Milford attorney Paul Garlasco against Bridgewater and its first selectman has been settled.
Judge swears in new assistant district attorney
Superior Court Judge Samuel Ozburn swears in newly appointed Assistant District Attorney Candice Branche of the Newton County District Attorney’s Office on Monday morning.
San Mateo County sheriff, DA challenge pot club permit
Sheriff Greg Munks and District Attorney Jim Fox filed the protest Monday with the Board of Supervisors, based primarily on questions over whether the Sans Souci Medical Collective would actually be a collective
Death date requested for killer of Tulsa convenience store clerk
Attorney General Drew Edmondson on Monday requested an execution date for Billy D. Alverson, one of three men who were sentenced to death for the killing of Tulsa convenience store clerk Richard Yost.
Attorney, Historian Uses Best Tool To Keep Going
In the midst of researching wills, probates and transactions, the attorney found himself a hobby.
Dave Sullivan to take over as NW District Attorney
Democratic candidate for Northwestern District Attorney Dave Sullivan is looking forward to the Nov. elections and is ready to improve the quality and fairness of the justice system.
County candidates running unopposed for election
Uncontested candidates are seeking election Tuesday to three county offices — supervisor, attorney and treasurer.
Campaign Digest: Attorney seeks records on Houston wrecks
BALLOT MEASURE 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.
Death row inmate wants evidence review
An attorney for Marlon Duane Kiser, a Chattanooga man who was scheduled to be put to death in May for the 2001 murder of a Hamilton County sheriff's deputy, has asked a judge for permission to review evidence in the nearly decade-old case.
Lumberjack back in Flag
New City Attorney Rosemary Rosales is an NAU grad.
Attorney waits to hear from suspect
HOLLIDAYSBURG - The Pittsburgh attorney who has been contacted by a member of Nicholas Horner's family to represent Horner in his upcoming homicide trial said Monday said he has not heard from Horner.
Ex-Lawyer Accused Of Secretly Taping Women
A former Portland attorney is charged with four counts of invasion of personal privacy in connection with accusations he secretly videotaped himself having sex with his wife and other women.
Gaudiosi gets new attorney
The day of reckoning seems to be inching closer for James Gaudiosi, the Hudson man found guilty in March of robbing the Star Market in Hudson. Since his trial for the July 2009 crime, Gaudiosi’s case has stalled, with a third attorney recently assigned to represent the 45-year-old.
Breaking the stereotype of a typical attorney
Ronnie Baker/Staff photo - Ike Vanden Eykel has always had two main goals in his career: to be known as an honorable attorney and to be considered one of the best at what he does.
DA's similar PTO plan forces recusal from district clerks' trial
The Collin County District Attorney's Office officially distanced themselves from the criminal trial of six District Clerk's office employees, Despite earlier promises to see the case all the way to the end.
Lawyer pleads not guilty
MARTINSBURG - A former Martinsburg attorney indicted last month in connection with a series of alleged fires and bomb threats dating back to 2007 pleaded not guilty to all counts Monday during her arraignment in Berkeley County Circuit Court.
Sex Offender Ex-Attorney Arrested Again
A local attorney convicted of sex crimes has been arrested for the third time during a sex offender sweep on Halloween weekend, authorities said.
WRCOG Requests Attorney General Investigation Into California Energy Commission Violations, Requests Immediate Freeze ...
The Western Riverside Council of Governments (WRCOG) is requesting the Attorney General begin an investigation of the California Energy Commission (CEC) regarding violations in relation to its handling of WRCOG's grant application for commercial and residential energy efficiency and solar projects.
Independent autopsy may be sought in toddlers' deaths
The attorney for an Allen Park father charged with murder in the deaths of his toddlers said Monday that he may seek an independent autopsy because of a possible discrepancy over what caused the children's deaths.
Bernard Kilpatrick gets a court attorney in FBI probe
Several years after the FBI and Internal Revenue Service began investigating corruption in Detroit's city hall, no charges have been brought against the father of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Attorney, Real Estate Developer and Intuitive Life Coach, Leslie Kleiman, Publishes Her First Book: Who Said It Has To ...
Attorney, Real Estate Developer and Intuitive Life Coach, Leslie Kleiman, Publishes Her First Book: Who Said It Has To Be Hard? Internet radio regular, Leslie Kleiman, who left careers in law and real estate development behind for an energy based consulting practice has published her first book, Who Said It Has To Be Hard?. Leslie describes the book as a humorous chronicle of her experiences in ...
Prosecutor Eric Smith in hot water over phone tirade
The Macomb County Republican Party is preparing a complaint for the state Attorney General's Office, with audio recording, of a profane and allegedly threatening message left Saturday by Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith to County Commission candidate James Perna.
Miami Dade County DUI Lawyer Randy Goodis Has Seen the Penalties Escalate Every Year for DUI Defendants. November 2010 ...
Randy Goodis, Miami Dade County DUI lawyer feels that the penalties for DUI in Florida are tougher than ever. It seems every year they add a few more penalties and enhance the old ones. This year's penalties are the most severe to date. (PRWeb November 02, 2010) Read the full story at (link) 20
Builder on trial in corruption case was too trusting, his attorney says
Ron Slovacek had built a successful framing and homebuilding company in Denton over more than a decade when he decided to branch out into Dallas.
Execution date sought for Tulsa clerk's killer
Attorney General Drew Edmondson on Monday requested an execution date for Billy D. Alverson, one of three men who were sentenced to death for the killing of a Tulsa convenience store clerk.
Execution date sought for Tulsa clerk's killer
Attorney General Drew Edmondson on Monday requested an execution date for Billy D. Alverson, one of three men who were sentenced to death for the killing of a Tulsa convenience store clerk.
Nathan Named Gaming Lawyer of the Year
Attorney Richard L. Nathan has been named "Denver Best Lawyers Gaming Lawyer of the Year" for 2011 by The Best Lawyers in America(R). (PRWeb November 02, 2010) Read the full story at (link) 20