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Haneef's lawyer confident of compensation deal
The lawyer for Mohamed Haneef says he is confident a compensation claim over his client's wrongful terrorism arrest will be settled out of court.
Covington city attorney moving on
Deborah Foshee, city attorney for Covington for the past five and a half years, will be leaving the city and the parish, to act as Jefferson Parish attorney in the administration of Jefferson Parish President John Young.
Ampatuan lawyer: Live coverage will polarize public
MANILA, Philippines - The lawyer of the Ampatuan family expects a trial by publicity if the Supreme Court allows a live coverage of the Maguindanao massacre case.
Haneef's lawyer confident of compensation deal
The lawyer for Mohamed Haneef says he is confident a compensation claim over his client's wrongful terrorism arrest will be settled out of court.
Iran sets Febuary trial date for US hikers: lawyer
The trial of three American hikers charged with espionage and illegal entry into Iran has been set for February 6 after a November 6 court hearing was postponed, their lawyer told AFP on Monday.
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.
Iran sets February trial date for US hikers: lawyer
Iran has set February 6 as a new trial date for three US hikers charged with espionage, their lawyer said Monday, prolonging the uncertainty of the two still in jail more than 15 months after being held on the Iraq border.
Rio Linda water district lawyer's contract raises concerns
A lawyer and lobbyist whose alleged improprieties previously grabbed headlines statewide is once again the focus of scrutiny, this time for his work at the tiny Rio Linda-Elverta Community Water District.
Covington city attorney moving on
Deborah Foshee, city attorney for Covington for the past five and a half years, will be leaving the city and the parish, to act as Jefferson Parish attorney in the administration of Jefferson Parish President John Young.
City attorney also mentor, teacher, mother
It was a regular morning for City Attorney Deborah Foshee as she was in attendance at a special Covington City Council meeting—one of the few left in her tenure as legal counsel for the city.
Porn actress to speak out as Sheen's attorney denies allegations
Actor Charlie Sheen's attorney went on the offensive defending his client Monday morning, hours before an adult film actress is set to speak out about a reportedly violent night involving Sheen at a New York hotel.
Higginbotham had developers' attorney interview land use panel applicants
New Hillsborough County Commission Chairman Al Higginbotham asked a prominent attorney for developers to interview prospective members of the city-county planning commission, the board that makes recommendations on land-use decisions.
See Your Estate Lawyer Now-If You Are Rich Or Frying A Turkey
The wealthy should make estate planning moves before the end of 2010. But for average folks, Congres
Mangudadatu, others seek disbarment of Ampatuan lawyer
A disbarment case has been filed against the lawyer for the two key suspects in the Maguindanao massacre case for allegedly delaying the trial proceedings.
Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation to Implement New Case Management Solution
The Colorado Supreme Court Office of Attorney Regulation and the Presiding Disciplinary Judges Office in Denver, Colorado will replace their home-grown, antiquated case management solution with JustWare | Prosecutor from New Dawn Technologies.
Deny polygamy legal protection, lawyer urges
A lawyer for the B.C. government is warning a judge that declaring polygamy a protected religious practice would make Canada the only Western country to allow multiple marriages.
Voyager lawyer 'overbilled by millions'
THE solicitor who represented many litigants in Australia's longest compensation battle is under investigation for allegedly obtaining millions of dollars of clients' money by unlawfully double billing them, among other trust accounting breaches.
Sheen's lawyer slams model's account of hotel room ordeal
Charlie Sheen's lawyer has blasted allegations the star placed his hands around a model's throat the night he reportedly trashed a New York hotel room insisting the claims are "completely false" and an "attempt to cash in on his celebrity".
Covington city attorney moving on
Deborah Foshee, city attorney for Covington for the past five and a half years, will be leaving the city and the parish, to act as Jefferson Parish attorney in the administration of Jefferson Parish President John Young.
City attorney also mentor, teacher, mother
It was a regular morning for City Attorney Deborah Foshee as she was in attendance at a special Covington City Council meeting—one of the few left in her tenure as legal counsel for the city.
Deny polygamy legal protection, lawyer urges
A lawyer for the B.C. government is warning a judge that declaring polygamy a protected religious practice would make Canada the only Western country to allow multiple marriages.
Lawyer ‘making strange faces’ causes mistrial in child murder case
“Dear Your Honour,” a note from the jury to the judge read. “We the jury would like to have a male individual removed from the courtroom. We find him very distracting, and he is making strange faces all the time. We feel very uncomfortable with him. He sits to your right, and has blond hair.”
Lawyer of U.S. Hikers Held in Iran Requests Their Move to Swiss Embassy
The lawyer representing two U.S. Americans detained in Iran for more than a year on espionage charges said he’ll request that they be allowed to move to the Swiss embassy in Tehran while awaiting trial.
‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ Trailer: Matthew McConaughey is a Backseat Lawyer
'The Lincoln Lawyer' teaser trailer is online, starring Matthew McConaughey as a lawyer who represents clients from the back of his limo.
Attorney General Ballot Count to Go Past Thanksgiving
Harris, left, and Cooley It seems unlikely that Kamala Harris or Steve Cooley will be able to give thanks at their family table on Thursday for being named California's next Attorney General, since it's looking like the ballot count for the post will go on past Thanksgiving, according to the Sacramento Bee's Capitol Alert . Neither candidate's camp believes a winner will be declared before the ...
Lawyer: No proof stripper danced at Detroit party
A lawyer for former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick says legal documents claiming a stripper got $1,000 to perform at a party at the then-mayor's mansion and led to Kilpatrick's wife's attacking a woman who was giving him a lap dance are unfounded.
British bishop hires far-right lawyer in Germany: court
A British bishop appealing his conviction in Germany for Holocaust denial will be represented by a lawyer with reported links to banned neo-Nazi groups, the court said on Monday.
ALCH Attorney Seeks To Stop.nep
An Oklahoma City attorney representing supporters of the American Legion Children's Home said Friday he has asked the attorney for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services to stop the transfer of any children from the home until the fate of the home is determined.
Tony Parker's Lawyer Blindsides Eva Longoria by Filing for Divorce in Texas
Eva Longoria and Tony Parker both want their divorce to go smoothly, but Tony's sudden move Friday to file his own divorce papers angered Eva and complicated the process.
Defense attorney: DeLay committed no crime
Defense attorneys tell jurors in the closing arguments of Tom DeLay's money laundering trial the former U.S. House majority leader didn't commit a crime through a money swap prosecutors say was used to illegally funnel cash to Texas legislative candidates.
ATTORNEY GENERAL MADIGAN ISSUES NEW PRODUCT RECALL GUIDE
Attorney General Lisa Madigan today released her newest recalled products guide as part of her ongoing effort to protect children by educating families on the dangers of having recalled toys, cribs and other potentially dangerous items in their homes.
New Manoogian witness fearful, lawyer says
The lawyer for a woman who says she danced at a wild party at the Manoogian Mansion said that she fears for her safety and is avoiding reporters.
Attorney: Landowners must know their rights
By Kate HesslingTribune Staff Writer UPPER THUMB — People must know their rights to just compensation when negotiating with ITCTransmission, stresses one Michigan eminent domain attorney.
Caro attorney set to represent Welshans
By STACY LANGLEYTribune Staff Writer HURON COUNTY — A Caro attorney has been court appointed to represent a Winsor Township man facing allegations of indecent exposure.
Payne County District Attorney Robert Hudson will become first assistant attorney general
District Attorney Rob Hudson will leave office in January to be Attorney General-elect Scott Pruit's first assistant attorney general. Governor-elect Mary Fallin will select Hudson's replacement to be the top prosecutor for Payne and Logan counties.
Charlie Sheen's lawyer scoffs at legal threat from Capri Anderson
Charlie Sheen is not about to let someone else besmirch his good name. The colorful star of CBS' "Two and a Half Men" is bashing back against Capri Anderson, a porn actress who claims he attacked her during a meltdown...
HE'S BACK: Missing attorney resurfaces
The local attorney who has been missing since September has mysteriously resurfaced.
Attorney Geneal Announced Guilty Plea for Hevesi Adviser
New York Attoreny General Andrew Cuomo announced that the chief political adviser for former comptroller Alan Hevesi has pleaded guilty to felony charges.
Attorney: Wesley Snipes not yet in prison
The attorney for Wesley Snipes says the actor has not yet surrendered to federal authorities to begin serving a three-year prison sentence for a tax conviction.
Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan unveils guide for recalled kid products
To keep track of the "dizzying" number of potentially dangerous kid-related products, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Monday unveiled a guide listing all of the items recalled to date in 2010.So far this year, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued 147 alerts, announcing recalls for a total of 44 million items — including everything from kids' toys, jewelry, cribs and ...
Attorney: Snipes not yet in prison custody
Associated Press - November 22, 2010 2:34 PM ET MIAMI (AP) - The attorney for Wesley Snipes says the actor has not yet surrendered to federal authorities to begin serving a 3-year prison...
Montgomery sworn in as Maricopa County attorney
Bill Montgomery was sworn in as Maricopa County attorney Monday morning, pledging to enforce illegal immigration laws and heal the rift between his office and county supervisors.
Texas Rangers Official Got Death Threats, Lawyer Said
Texas Rangers Chief Restructuring Officer William Snyder got death threats during the Major League Baseball team’s bankruptcy proceedings, a lawyer said in a July conference in the bankruptcy judge’s chambers.
Marietta lawyer sentenced for bank fraud
Marietta lawyer sentenced for bank fraud
Cobb lawyer gets prison for fraud
Cobb lawyer gets prison for fraud
Lawyer seeks less time for 1 of '3 Hebrew Boys'
One of three South Carolina men convicted of swindling more than $80 million from thousands of investors says a sentence of 30 years to life is far greater than in other fraud cases -- including on Wall Street involving more than $1 billion, the man's attorney argued in court documents Monday.
Attorney General files appeal on Helmig ruling
With less than an hour to spare, the Missouri Attorney General'soffice filed the necessary paperwork today with the appeals courtto ensure Dale Helmig remains behind bars for now.
Attorney General Appeals Ruling to Release Helmig
JEFFERSON CITY - Attorney General Chris Koster said Monday he had filed an appeal to a judge's ruling to release convicted murderer Dale Helmig from prison. The judge in the case gave Koster until Monday to file his appeal.
Attorney gets jail time for stealing from Chagrin Falls employer
Paul Peterson must also serve five years of probation and pay back $80,000. Peterson stole $93,000 from the LB2 company in Chagrin Falls by writing corporate checks to himself from April 2008 to March 2009, Assistant Prosecutor Jim Gutierrez said.
Beth Jones: How to Hire the Wrong Divorce Attorney
A divorce attorney shouldn't massage his female client's shoulders while he's teaching her how to answer questions at her deposition. He shouldn't tell her dirty jokes.