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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.
City Attorney: I'm A Player
Jan Goldsmith makes a big move with a proposal for 'a global settlement' to San Diego's litany of pension disputes.
Phuket hero lawyer in apparent suicide
PHUKET: A lawyer who specialized in defending poor villagers in land rights cases has been found dead in an apparent case of suicide.The body of Supachai Singjan, 54, was found hanging by the neck fro
Attorney General seeks to represent consumers in Delmarva rate case
On Friday, the Delaware Attorney General's office filed a petition to represent Delaware consumers before the State Public Service Commission as it decides whether to approve an increase in Delmarva Power & Light's electric distribution rates in Delaware.
Lawyer Lozano’s son kidnapped
MANILA- A son of lawyer Oliver Lozano has been kidnapped by unidentified men who posed as car buyers, his family said Sunday.
Tucson Investigation Starts To Lawyer-Up
As the prosecution readies its case against the alleged gunman in Tucson, the defense is getting ready as well. NPR's Martin Kaste tells us how cases such as this one typically evolve.
Tucson Investigation Starts To Lawyer-Up
As the prosecution readies its case against the alleged gunman in Tucson, the defense is getting ready as well. NPR's Martin Kaste tells us how cases such as this one typically evolve.
Midlothian attorney gets fine, probation for forgery
A Midlothian attorney was sentenced to two years' probation and fined $10,000 for forging the signature of a notary on an affidavit, officials with the Ellis County district attorney's office said.
Significant breach of privacy - lawyer
17 January 2011 A civil liberties lawyer is alarmed at a security breach that is allegedly allowing a rival telco access to every Telecom customer's details.
Conn. lawyer's donation doubles school law library
The holdings of a Connecticut university's law library are being doubled with the donation of a local attorney.
Lawyer fears sealing mine could lose evidence
The Government's decision to stop the Pike River Coal mine recovery operation could mean the loss of vital evidence, the lawyer representing the families of the 29 men killed says.
Attorney general speaks at Ebenezer church, sidesteps gun issue
Attorney general speaks at Ebenezer church, sidesteps gun issue
U.S. Attorney General at Martin Luther King Jr Commemoration
U.S. Attorney General at Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration Thank you, Tom [Perez], for your kind words and, especially, for your leadership of the Civil Rights Division.
Exposed police informants victims of violent attacks in Nanaimo: lawyer claims
Nanaimo RCMP declined to comment, but a lawyer claims that the names of the informants were accidentally released to the public.
Attorney-General should go on leave until cleared
I refer to the recent controversy over the Attorney-General’s ‘representations’ to the commissioners and advisory panel members of MACC. For the AG to take the unprecedented step of formally explaining unproven allegations to the MACC indicates that the allegations are serious and the AG is concerned. This however does not absolve the MACC and the relevant law enforcement authorities from ...
New Milford attorney's actions found unacceptable by state judicial panel
BRIDGEWATER -- A Bridgewater woman's complaint against New Milford attorney Paul Garlasco has been vindicated by the state judicial branch.
Loughner's attorney used to major cases
The attorney assigned to defend suspected Tucson shooter Jared Loughner has represented some of the world's most well known criminals.
Influential lawyer, '70s legislator dies
John McNeill Smith Jr., a civil rights attorney who defeated North Carolina's college speaker ban and represented the only American sent to prison for belonging to the Communist Party, died Saturday at a Greensboro residential facility. He was 92.
Election lawyer congratulates new poll chief
MANILA, PhilippinesPoll lawyer Romulo Macalintal on Sunday congratulated newly appointed Commission on Elections chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr.
Lawyer defends WLocks police sergeant’s actions after son’s fatal off-duty accident
The lawyer representing a Windsor Locks police sergeant accused of obstructing the investigation of a fatal car crash involving his son says the sergeant acted appropriately in the aftermath of the accident.
District Attorney to use Facebook profiles in jury selection
The Cameron County District Attorney’s Office will begin utilizing a new tool in the jury selection process, courtesy of social media. The district attorney’s office plans to use prospective jurors’ Facebook profiles and postings when considering whether an individual is qualified to sit on a jury.
Zimbabwe: Attorney General Denies Setting Up Wikileaks Probe
Attorney General Johannes Tomana has denied state media claims that he has set up a commission of inquiry to investigate Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and other MDC officials over US diplomatic cables leaked by the Wikileaks website.
Brillantes is new Comelec chief
Elections lawyer Sixto Brillantes, Jr. has been sworn in as the new Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman, filling the vacancy left by Jose Melo who stepped down weeks earlier than his scheduled resignation. read more...
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.
Broad tells lawyer why recovery not viable at this time
Police Commissioner Howard Broad reiterated tonight that recovering the bodies of 29 men from the Pike River Coal mine in the foreseeable future is not viable.
Lawyer Rosli Dahlan's suit against MACC on Feb 28
KUALA LUMPUR: The High Court has fixed Feb 28 to hear a RM50 million suit filed by lawyer Rosli Dahlan against 17 parties including senior officers of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) and the government over his arrest and being charged for failure to disclose information on his assets.
Lawyer who beat the BBC sets up network to help ageism victims
A LAWYER who won an age discrimination case for a former BBC presenter plans to set up a nationwide support network for working women.
Lawyer’s NDP lobbying, ties to caucus queried
A lawyer who has given legal counsel to the New Democratic Party caucus, and whose firm has a relationship with NDP opposition, also lobbied the party’s health critic.
MCA lawyer apologises, says azan row a ‘misunderstanding’
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 — MCA lawyer Ng Kian Nam apologised today for complaining about the volume of the “azan” from a mosque in Kampung Kerinchi, and described the matter as a “misunderstanding’. “I want to apologise to all Muslims for the confusion that I may have caused... actually I did not know how to differentiate between the azan (Muslim call ...
Attorney General seeks to represent consumers in Delmarva rate case
On Friday, the Delaware Attorney General's office filed a petition to represent Delaware consumers before the State Public Service Commission as it decides whether to approve an increase in Delmarva Power & Light's electric distribution rates in Delaware.
Lawyer apologises over azan controversy
KUALA LUMPUR (Jan 17, 2011): MCA lawyer Ng Kian Nam has apologised for causing a misunderstanding in the alleged azan controversy. "I sincerely apologise for the confusion and misunderstanding caused by my letter to the prime minister.
Lawyer couple merge with Lime St. law firm
The Lancaster law firm Kegel Kelin Almy & Grimm LLP announced last week that it has merged with Blumenstock & Blumenstock P.
LAWYER APOLOGISES TO PUBLIC FOR AZAN MISUNDERSTANDING
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) -- Lawyer Ng Kian Nam today made a public apology to Muslims nationwide on his mistake in asking for the volume of the azan at a mosque near his home in Bukit Kerinchi, here, to be reduced.
Lawyer Apologises To Public For Azan Misunderstanding
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 17 (Bernama) -- Lawyer Ng Kian Nam Monday made a public apology to Muslims nationwide on his mistake in asking for the volume of the azan at a mosque near his home in Bukit Kerinchi, here, to be reduced.
Lawyer cites Auburn's BCS appearance in list of reasons for missing deposition
A Birmingham-area lawyer who skipped a scheduled deposition in a wrongful-death case last week offered a number of explanations for his absence, including the Auburn defense. “Unlike some of you Alabama fans, this was my first time to experience this," he wrote.
Lawyer expresses regret over azan complaint
KUALA LUMPUR: The lawyer who wrote a letter asking a mosque in Kampung Kerinchi to lower the volume of its azan call has apologised, saying he could not differentiate between the call to prayer and a religious sermon.
Lawyer says sorry to mosque
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer, who last month sent a letter of complaint to the prime minister's office and requested that the volume of the azan at a mosque in his Pantai Dalam residential area be lowered, has apologised for his action.
Former Green Beret now Maine attorney general
William J. Schneider is a former Green Beret and Army Ranger embarking on his latest assignment: prosecuting criminals. The new state attorney general is armed with a pocket-sized copy of the U.S. Constitution.
Collins returns to County Attorney’s office
Redwood Falls, Minn. — As both the former Redwood City Attorney, and now as the Redwood County Attorney, Steve Collins has seen rural law at different levels.
Tamara Greene lawyer wants Detroit penalized for failing to produce records in suit
Norman Yatooma has repeatedly accused the city of failing to produce records on grounds they didn't exist, only to discover later that records did exist.
Lawyer: Kilpatrick emails destroyed
The lawyer for the family of slain stripper Tamara Greene is asking the court for more sanctions against the City of Detroit, calling the conduct of City lawyers “misleading and obstructionist.”  Norman Yatooma tells the Action News Investigators it's clear the city destroyed key evidence and emails.
Tamara Greene lawyer wants Detroit penalized for failing to produce records in suit
The lawyer for the family of a slain stripper said to have danced at a rumored party at the mayoral Manoogian Mansion asked a federal judge this morning to issue a default judgment against the city of Detroit for continuing to withhold records for his lawsuit against the city.
Local Attorney Will Make Court Appearance Thursday
PERRY — Ponca City attorney Gale Eugene McArthur appeared in Noble County District Court on Thursday for a pre-status conference on felony charges of trafficking cocaine, possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony and 30 counts of use of a communication device in the commission of a felony.
Underwear bomber's lawyer accused of exceeding his bounds in requesting documents
Prosecutors are questioning Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's standby lawyer's request that the federal defender's office turn over to him its complete file on his client.
Privacy Lawyer Aaron Titus's Robocall Prank Possibly Illegal, Still Funny
After a 4:30 a.m. robocall from his children's school, Aaron Titus pranked Maryland school officials
Attorney: Citizens drops coverage of homes with Chinese drywall
MIAMI — An attorney for homeowners who bought properties with tainted Chinese drywall says Florida's public insurance company has again reversed course, saying it will suspend policies for those individuals.
Swiss lawyer seeks freeze on any Ben Ali assets
A Swiss lawyer on Monday filed a legal request to freeze any assets held by Tunisia's ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Switzerland amid political pressure for a government freeze.
Attorney: Insurance on Chinese drywall homes axed
MIAMI (AP) - An attorney for homeowners who bought properties with tainted Chinese drywall says Florida's public insurance company has again reversed course, saying it will suspend policies for those...
Attorney: Citizens drops coverage of homes with Chinese drywall
The building material was used in thousands of Florida homes and is linked to illness and corrosion of plumbing and wiring.