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Eight common pleas judges retain their seats; one new face wins
Only one new judge will join the Franklin County Common Pleas Court in January.
J.B. Van Hollen re-elected as attorney general
MILWAUKEE -- Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen capitalized on a scandal-free first term and a surge of voter frustration with Democrats to easily win re-election Tuesday.
IUDs safe, says lawyer for doctor
Defense attorneys in the federal trial of Dr. Kelly Dean Shrum, who implanted into his patients intrauterine birth control devices that weren’t approved for use in the United States, used a prosecution witness’s testimony Tuesday to show that the approved and unapproved versions are identical.
Twito wins Yellowstone County Attorney's seat
BILLINGS - Newly elected Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito says he is looking forward to making a difference as the next county attorney. When asked if he had mixed emotions about unseating his former boss, Dennis Paxinos.
Iowa Attorney General: Tom Miller turns Brenna Findley’s challenge aside
Attorney General Tom Miller won an eighth term of office, turning back a well-funded challenge by Republican newcomer Brenna Findley.
Warren County: 2 supervisors, county attorney lose re-election
Incumbent supervisors Kevin Middleswart and Marvin Grace, as well as county attorney Bryan Tingle, lost re-election bids Tuesday in Warren County, while the incumbent treasurer defeated a challenger.
When do you need a tax attorney?
There are a variety of situations where it makes a lot of sense to consult a tax attorney.
Winters' attorney files for new sentencing
The North Platte Telegraph On Aug. 16, 21-year-old Ryan Winters was sentenced to spend the next 5-10 years in prison after being convicted for attempted sexual assault of a child. On Monday, his attorney, Stephen Potter called the sentencing excessive.
Coleman lawyer to talk recount in Minn. gov's race
Associated Press - November 3, 2010 5:54 AM ET ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota GOP attorney Tony Trimble is talking about a recount in the governor's race between Democrat Mark Dayton and...
ND Attorney General Stenehjem wins re-election over Boechler
Republican Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem cruised to re-election Tuesday.With 23 percent of precincts reporting, Stenehjem had 76 percent of the vote to 24 percent for Jeanette Boechler, a Fargo attorney.
Attorney General Cuomo Elected Governor of New York
Andrew Cuomo, New York’s Democratic attorney general, won the race for governor yesterday, defeating Republican Carl Paladino, a Tea Party-backed political neophyte whose campaign faltered after his well-publicized gaffes.
Disgraced lawyer avoids time in jail
Zoraik gets house arrest, curfew for letter alleging jury tampering
Coakley rebounds, wins second term as attorney general
Attorney General Martha Coakley, who picked herself up off the mat after a stunning loss earlier this year in her U.S. Senate campaign against Scott Brown, declared victory early Tuesday night over Republican Jim McKenna.
Brooks handily wins re-election for District Attorney
After easily securing the Democratic Party's nomination in the June primary, Montgom­ery County District Attorney El­len Brooks again handily beat her opponent in the general elec­tion.
Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program Announces Pro Bono Awards Recipients
Dallas - The Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program (DVAP), a joint program of the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, hosted the Pro Bono Awards Reception on October 28 at the Belo Mansion, which honored judges, attorneys, court reporters and legal staff who provide free legal services to indigent residents of Dallas County.
Policeman’s Lawyer Beaten
A lawyer representing police officer Vadim Boiko, accused of beating peaceful protesters at a banned rally, was hospitalized in serious condition after an unidentified man attacked him near his own house in St. Petersburg early Tuesday, news reports said.
Richmond lawyer surrenders license
RICHMOND, VA. — A Richmond attorney who admitted to the Virginia State Bar that she took at least $450,000 from her former employer has surrendered her law license.
Lawyer: IVF Baby Does Not Have DNA of 'Father'
A baby conceived through in vitro fertilization in Singapore does not have the same DNA as the supposed father, a family lawyer says
Lawyer Asks Judge To Set Bail For 'Hiccup Girl'
A young Florida woman — known for unstoppable hiccups and now accused of murder — went before a judge asking for bail. Jennifer Ann Mee and her attorney John Trevena appeared before a judge Tuesday morning asking him to set $50,000 bail. The judge said he will issue a ruling on Friday.
Murray Voted New Meck. Co. District Attorney
For the first time in 35 years, voters in Mecklenburg County chose a new district attorney.
Probe launched into Afghanistan election body
Afghanistan's deputy attorney general said on Wednesday an investigation has been started into allegations by candidates that the country's election commission was involved in fraud during September's parliamentary election.
Gay marriage debate, mortgage fraud await attorney general
Ryan Gabrielson The to-do list for California's new attorney general is already 30,000 tasks long. That is the number of cases open within the California Department of Justice – a sprawling docket of criminal prosecutions, civil litigation and technical legal questions that require official opinions. In late returns, Steve Cooley, the Republican district attorney for Los Angeles County, was ...
Palumbo is new Anoka County Attorney
Tony Palumbo has spent his entire legal career with the Anoka County Attorney’s Office, starting in 1977 as a law clerk.
Ampatuan lawyer takes cop to school on affidavits
THE lawyers of Andal Ampatuan Jr., principal accused in the 2009 Maguindanao massacre, yesterday said that prosecution witness Inspector Rex Ariel Diongon, director of the 1508th Maguindanao Police Mobile Group (PMG) changed his affidavits five times to suit the prosecution’s theory against the Ampatuan clan.
Attorney presses for combined court cases
Five persons accused of crimes in connection to the home break-in and shooting of Murray businessman Chuck Wynn may be tried together early next year in Calloway Circuit Court.
Gazza lawyer in court quit threat
Former England footballer Paul Gascoigne's trial over drinking and driving charges is adjourned following hours of legal argument.
Gazza lawyer in court quit threat
Former Newcastle star Paul Gascoigne's trial over drinking and driving charges is adjourned following hours of legal argument.
Coleman lawyer to talk recount in Minnesota governor's race; DFL attorney says party preparing for possibility
Minnesota GOP attorney Tony Trimble is talking about a recount in the governor's race between Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Tom Emmer.
Attorney being charged after polling place incident
A Manheim Township attorney and Democratic judicial hopeful has been cited for allegedly pushing a woman at a polling place Tuesday.Police were filing a harassment citation against Samuel M. Mecum, 62, before Magisterial District Judge David Miller this morning, Manheim Township police said.A female...
Helena attorney Beth Baker wins state Supreme Court seat
HELENA - Helena attorney Beth Baker appeared to have defeatedDistrict Judge Nels Swandal of Wilsall Tuesday in the race for anopen seat on Montana 's Supreme Court, winning 52 percent of thevote with about 85 percent about the votes counted late Tuesdaynight.
Coakley rebounds, wins second term as attorney general
Attorney General Martha Coakley, who picked herself up off the mat after a stunning loss earlier this year in her U.S. Senate campaign against Scott Brown, declared victory early Tuesday night over Republican Jim McKenna.
Gascoigne drink-drive trial off after his lawyer pulls out
THE trial of former England football star Paul Gascoigne accused of drink driving in North Yorkshire was adjourned today following hours of legal wrangling.
Citi made four false statements in EMI sale: lawyer
Citigroup Inc banker David Wormsley made four false statements to Terra Firma chief Guy Hands about the 2007 bidding for music company EMI, Hands' lawyer told jurors in closing arguments of a civil fraud trial on Wednesday.
Citi made four false statements in EMI sale: lawyer
Citigroup Inc banker David Wormsley made four false statements to Terra Firma chief Guy Hands about the 2007 bidding for music company EMI, Hands' lawyer told jurors in closing arguments of a civil fraud trial on Wednesday.
Richmond lawyer surrenders license after she admitted stealing from employer
A Richmond attorney who admitted to the Virginia State Bar that she took at least $450,000 from her former employer has surrendered her law license.
Ampatuan lawyer hits 'doctored' affidavits
DEFENSE lawyer of the Maguindanao massacre case rapped a police officer, who served as a prosecution witness, for changing his affidavits for five times to suit the theory of indicting the Ampatuans.
Attorney General Race Still Too Close to Call, Harris Has Narrow Lead
California Attorney General candidate Kamala Harris arrives for a campaign rally at the Los Angeles Public Central Library in Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson) The lead in the race for California's Attorney General was passed between contenders Kamala Harris (D) and L.A. District Attorney Steve Cooley (R) overnight, and this morning the contest remains too close to call ...
Richmond lawyer surrenders license after she admitted stealing from employer
A Richmond attorney who admitted to the Virginia State Bar that she took at least $450,000 from her former employer has surrendered her law license.
Citi made four false statements in EMI sale-lawyer
* Closing arguments of trial for British buyout house
Riley wins Shelby state's attorney race
Shelby County election results kept two candidates up late Tuesday as results for the state’s attorney race were neck and neck through most of the evening with final tallies arriving about 11:30 p.m.
Paul Gascoigne drink-drive trial adjourned until later date as lawyer withdraws from hearing
The trial of former England footballer Paul Gascoigne accused of drink driving was adjourned today following hours of legal wrangling.
Sacked French coach seeks 2.9m euros
Raymond Domenech is demanding 2.9 million euros from the French football federation (FFF) for unfair dismissal, following his sacking after France's World Cup catastrophe, his lawyer confirmed Wednesday.
Citi made four false statements in EMI sale: Lawyer
Citi made four false statements in EMI sale: LawyerCiti made four false statements in EMI sale: Lawyer
Terra Firma Makes Closing Argument in EMI `Cat Fight' Trial With Citigroup
Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd. lawyer David Boies made closing arguments in a $2.2. billion lawsuit against Citigroup Inc. over the auction of EMI Group Ltd., a trial the judge called “a cat-fight between two rich companies.”
Lawyer: Witness Lied Repeatedly About Machete Attacks
The New Hampshire teenager who witnessed the machete attacks on a mother and daughter says he didn't attack the victims.
State's attorney race too close to call
With just 2 percentage points separating State's Attorney Frank R. Weathersbee from his Republican opponent, the race for Anne Arundel County State's Attorney was too close to call this morning. According to preliminary numbers based on 98.5 percent of precincts reporting, Weathersbee held a slight 3,929-vote lead over Eric Grannon. More than 180,000 votes were cast in the race. Countywide, 9 ...
Gazza Lawyer Pulls Out Of Drink-Drive Case
Former England football star Paul Gascoigne almost had to defend himself in court against drink driving charges after his lawyer withdrew from the case.
Attorney Surrenders License to VA Board
A Richmond attorney who admitted to the Virginia State Bar that she took at least $450,000 from her former employer has surrendered her law license.
Citi made four false statements in EMI sale says lawyer
Citigroup Inc banker David Wormsley made four false statements to Terra Firma chief Guy Hands about the 2007 bidding for music company EMI Hands' lawyer told jurors in closing arguments of a civil fraud trial on Wednesday.
Defense lawyer: Parents of accused Deerfield shooter thought they knew son
Jose Torres, 17, faces manslaughter allegation The lawyer for a Deerfield Beach teenager charged with killing his younger playmate said the teen's parents thought they knew their son — even though, detectives say, he kept a suitcase full of weapons under his bed.