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County attorney private meeting on panhadling upsets those who want ban
Some who are pushing for a ban on Ppanhandling in Tampa are upset the Hillsborough County attorney had a private meting with the representatives of the Tampa Tribune and MDA, who are against a ban.
US slams 'unjust' verdict against Iran rights lawyer
The United States condemned as "unjust" Monday a guilty verdict in Iran against a prominent human rights lawyer, calling it part of a systematic attempt to silence defenders of democracy and human rights.
Kardashians: $12K for hair - lawyer says
The Kardashian sisters are being sued more than $75 million over pulling the plug on their pre-paid debit card venture -- and for expenses related to a lavish launch party.
Lawyers call on the legislature to change attorney general qualifications
Legal challenges to the qualifications of attorney general candidates during the recent election have some lawyers calling on the legislature to change the definition.
Attorney drafting ruling on South Beloit police chief
SOUTH BELOIT — It will be at least two more weeks before the fate of police Chief Waylon Weber is decided.
Iran human rights lawyer's sentence criticized
Amnesty International says Nasrin Sotoudeh, who received an 11-year prison term, is a prisoner of conscience. France calls for her release. The sentencing of a leading Iranian human rights lawyer to 11 years in prison has resulted in a chorus of international condemnation.
Lawyer says St. Peters owes $2.25 million for quarry deal
St. Peters • The former owner of a quarry that was supposed tobecome a garbage landfill is trying to collect about $2.25 millionfrom St. Peters for breach of contract.
U.S. fights bid to silence attorney general in bomb case
The Justice Department asked a court on Monday to reject a request by lawyers for a Somali-born man accused of planning an Oregon bombing to bar Attorney General Eric Holder from talking about the case.
Lawyer Appeals Judge's Award Of $21 Million In Fees, $8 Coupons For Clients
An infamous coupon settlement is appealed.
Lawyers call on the legislature to define attorney general qualifications
Legal challenges to the qualifications of attorney general candidates during the recent election have some lawyers calling on the Legislature to change the definition.
Enrile defends Public Attorney's Office
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) — Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile, principal author of Republic Act No. 9406 which strengthened the Public Attorney's Office, has defended the PAO in the midst of disagreements arising from the issuance of a legal opinion that top-level positions in PAO require Career Executive Service eligibility. Enrile pointed out pertinent provisions of the current law that was ...
Mob lawyer high after grass rap is cut
A mob lawyer nabbed for bringing marijuana into a federal lockup had a double dose of good news Monday: he was cleared in the pot case - and scored a plea deal for his Gambino family client.
Arizona Suspect’s Lawyer Defended Unabomber, Al-Qaeda Suspect
Judy Clarke has defended some of the most infamous murders and terrorists in the U.S., from Susan Smith, who drowned her children, to “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski, to the so-called 20th hijacker who didn’t make it onto the planes that struck on Sept. 11, 2001.
Iran Sentences Human Rights Lawyer to 11 Years in Jail
TEHRAN -- A human rights lawyer has been sentenced by the Iranian authorities to 11 years in jail for crimes that include "activities against national security" and "propaganda against the regime," family members confirmed Monday. In addition to her jail sentence, the lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, was barred from practicing law and from leaving the country for 20 years, her husband, Reza Khandan ...
Utah's U.S. attorney names promotions
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah's U.S. Attorney Carlie Christensen has announced several staff promotions.
Attorney seeks to suppress some evidence in Clearfield case
FARMINGTON — Information gathered from jailhouse conversations between a man charged with assault and his wife should...
Former asst. county attorney arrested
Former Assistant County Attorney Paras Desai was arrested by St. Johns County Sheriff's Office detectives Monday afternoon and charged with eavesdropping and eight counts of illegal interception of communication, all third-degree felonies. read more
Iran human rights activist lawyer jailed for 11 years
An Iranian human rights lawyer who has worked with Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, has been jailed for 11 years for actions deemed detrimental to national security.
Councilwoman, Town Attorney Step Down
DAYTON - The town\'s longest-serving council member and town attorney both have resigned.
Attorney for assistant DA seeks to quash indictment as judge resigns case
Ted Steinke, attorney for Collin County Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis, filed a motion Tuesday to have Davis’ indictment quashed. Davis was indicted last week on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
Attorney comments on Davis’ indictment
First Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis was indicted Tuesday on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
Dallas Gets Mesothelioma Lawyer Dallas Service by AsbestosHelpDesk.org
Mesothelioma victims in Dallas/DFW now have help selecting a Dallas Mesothelioma Attorney with AsbestosHelpDesk.org. Dallas, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) January 10, 2011 Today the online Asbestos exposure resource center, AsbestosHelpDesk.org, announced the addition of Dallas area Mesothelioma Lawyer location services. The addition of a Dallas Mesothelioma Lawyer location service is the next step in ...
Attorney suspended until audit
EXETER — A local attorney has been temporarily suspended from practicing law in New Hampshire while his financial records are audited.
Lawyer seeks delay in ex-JaxPort chairman's case
A week before former Jacksonville Port Authority Chairman Tony Nelson’s scheduled bribery trial, his lawyer says the government’s top witness himself has a history of paying bribes elsewhere in Florida.
Arroyo’s former poll lawyer a bet for post of Comelec chairman
The former election lawyer of ex-President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is emerging as a top contender for the next chairman of the Commission on Elections.
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen asks to join health care reform suit
MADISON Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen plans to ask a judge for permission to join a multistate lawsuit challenging federal health care reform, saying the federal government has overstepped its authority.
Attorney: Driver's Sleep Apnea Led To Fatal RB Crash
A man's decision to drink and drive led to a chain-reaction crash that killed a just-retired Rancho Bernardo resident and injured five others, a prosecutor said Tuesday, but a defense attorney said sleep apnea caused his client to lose consciousness and black out just before the fatal collision.
Joe Tarzia's attorney pushes back at Stamford ethics hearing
STAMFORD -- The attorney for Board of Finance chairman Joe Tarzia sought to cast doubt on the testimony of his accuser Monday in the second hearing for an ethics complaint alleging Tarzia led a "campaign of harassment" against a city employee.
Lawyer expert in getting life terms for infamous
The lawyer who will represent Jared Loughner is a well-known public defender who gets life sentences in cases that often begin with emotional calls for the death penalty.
Lawyer and sailor odds on for gongs
Lawyer, writer and academic Larissa Behrendt is the early favourite for 2011 Australian of the Year, according to Sportsbet.
Berlusconi lawyer: Premier immune from prosecution
Silvio Berlusconi's lawyers insisted Tuesday that a law shielding the Italian premier from two ongoing trials complies with the constitution, speaking before a top court that must decide whether to overturn the legislation.
Lawyer Agents Expands International and Canadian Operation
Lawyer Agents services in the US and Canada, the Phoenix-based company is pleased to announce a new association with the Toronto law firm of Danson Schwarz Recht (http://www.dansonschwarz.com). This association will enhance Lawyer Agents' international involvement on behalf of Canadian citizens in the US, and on behalf of US citizens and companies in Canada.
Wind-farm appeal could set precedent: lawyer
A lawyer says the outcome of an appeal against a wind farm under construction in the Thamesville, Ont., area could be precedent-setting.
Indigenous lawyer favourite for accolade
A SYDNEY lawyer, writer and academic, Larissa Behrendt, is the early favourite for Australian of the Year, the betting agency Sportsbet says.
Former Attorney General Mike Cox will join Dykema Gossett
Former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox will join Detroit-based Dykema Gossett PLLC as a senior attorney in its litigation department, the law firm CEO confirmed today.
Lawyer: Paper proves OJ's innocence
O.J Simpson's lawyer has published testimony on his website that he claims can prove O.J's innocence in the 1995 murder trial.
Ex-lawyer admits using clients' funds
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A former lawyer admitted in court Monday to misusing about $77,000 in trust funds from the accounts of four of his former clients.
Lawyer Demands That Renault Reveal Evidence of Espionage
The lawyer for one of the men accused of industrial espionage by Renault called on the company to make its allegations public, while China denied spying on Renault’s electric vehicle program.
Lawyer: Document Proves OJ Simpson's Innocence in 1995 Murder Trial
In the 20,000-word document, F. Lee Bailey tells of four people who could have bolstered Simpson's case but never testified.
Demjanjuk attorney: testimony raises doubts
John Demjanjuk's defense attorney said Tuesday that transcripts of testimony by a former guard at a Nazi death camp, who acknowledged that he was tortured by the Soviets into confessing to committing war crimes, show that all such confessions should be considered suspect.
Attorney: lawsuit likely in clemency flip-flop
From the Associated Press DETROIT — The attorney for a man convicted in a Dearborn murder whose release from prison was granted and then reversed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm said that a lawsuit challenging the dramatic about-face is “almost a certainty.”
Local attorney Christopher Menges to run for judge seat
York, PA - York attorney N. Christopher Menges has announced his candidacy for judge of the Court of Common Pleas.
Holder cites 'senseless and shameful' act in Tucson
Attorney General Eric Holder, who will ultimately decide what penalty federal prosecutors will seek against the alleged Tucson killer, Tuesday called the shooting a "senseless and shameful act of violence."
Top lawyer to represent accused Arizona gunman
The attorney for a 22-year-old loner accused of trying to assassinate Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has a low-key style and a record of saving high-profile clients from the death penalty.
Attorney: Day Care Van Driver Not Culpable In Girl's Death
An attorney for the driver of a Delray Beach day care van in which a 2-year-old girl was found dead said Tuesday his client is not to blame.
Attorney General Mike Cox Joins Dykema
Dykema, a leading national law firm, today announced the addition of former Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox to the firm's Litigation Department. Cox will be based in the firm's Detroit office.
Gloucester 40 attorney: `This must not happen in Virginia'
Virginia Supreme Court hears arguments on sanctions levied against 40 Gloucester residents RICHMOND — An attorney for the Gloucester 40 said Tuesday before the Virginia Supreme Court that it's not surprising to read in the newspaper about people having their rights to political speech protections violated.
Undo Facebook Settlement, Lawyer Says
A settlement Facebook Inc. agreed to resolving claims that its founder Mark Zuckerberg stole the idea for the social-networking company should be undone, former college classmates of Zuckerberg told an appeals court today.
Neptune Beach City Attorney Chris White submits resignation
NEPTUNE BEACH - City Attorney Chris White submitted his resignation Friday, but agreed to stay as the city's legal counsel until Monday, Feb. 28.
Jail for Iranian lawyer 'unjustifiable': Canada
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon on Tuesday condemned as "completely unacceptable and unjustifiable" a jail sentence handed to a prominent human rights lawyer in Iran.