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Attorney Tim Henry to announce run for district judge post
WILKES-BARRE – City attorney Tim Henry has decided to run for magisterial district judge in District 11-1-01.
Attorney says extra payment is 'judgement call'
FARMINGTON — The attorney involved in the contract that a Franklin County commissioner said should have prohibited a recent $10,000 cost to taxpayers views the matter as a "judgment call."
Attorney general suggests revising public records law
SALEM — Oregon’s public records law would get its biggest overhaul since it was authored 38 years ago under proposals introduced Wednesday by Attorney General John Kroger. Kroger’s proposed legislation would get rid of a number of the exemptions from disclosure that interest groups have succeeded in adding to the …
'Sextort' lawyer is sued
A Financial District lawyer was slapped yesterday with a civil -extortion suit alleging he threatened to expose an insurance exec's extramarital affairs if he wasn't paid more than $3 million and given at least 25 cases to handle. The Manhattan federal court filing says lawyer Michael Devereaux gave...
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 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.
Attorney: City showed developer EIR
The planning commission delayed action on a plan to create 10 home sites in north St. Helena after an attorney for the project’s opponents accused the city of working too closely with the developer.
US lawyer sacked by Dunne's wife in 'cash swindle' row
An American lawyer accused of swindling $500,000 (£316,000) from Gayle Dunne, the wife of indebted developer Sean Dunne, has been sacked as trustee of a property that she is developing. Related Stories Bookie beats winter blues with sales rise Cracker of a Christmas for online fashion firm Union boss blasts coalition for 'breaking Britain' Republic's emigration crisis deepens as numbers hit 1 ...
Ampatuan lawyer questions autopsies
Ampatuan lawyer Sigfrid Fortun has called into question the results of the autopsies done on the bodies of some of the victims of the 2009 Maguindanao Massacre because the right autopsy tools were allegedly not used. read more...
Arraignment set in beating death of Salinas attorney
The woman accused of bludgeoning Salinas attorney Mark Hafen to death will be held over for trial on charges of first-degree murder. Verginia Turner, 42, is scheduled to appear before Superior Court Judge Pamela Butler on Feb.
Lion's attorney doesn't expect charges in incident
The attorney for a Lions player accused of inappropriate contact at a Plymouth bar earlier this month said Wednesday he does not expect charges to come from the allegations.
Oregon's attorney general proposes more openness
Attorney General John Kroger announced Wednesday his recommendations to overhaul Oregon's public-records and meetings laws, which are nearly 40 years old.
UK court: British lawyer can be extradited to US
Britain's High Court says a U.K. lawyer can be extradited to the United States to face allegations that he helped a former Halliburton Co. subsidiary bribe Nigerian officials.
Durant's lawyer attacks flaws
WORCESTER - Suggesting the vote-tallying process in Southbridge was flawed in the Nov. 2 election, the lawyer for state representative candidate Peter J. Durant yesterday attacked errors made under the watch of Southbridge Town Clerk Madaline I. Daoust.
DETROIT: Underwear bomber’s standby attorney seeking privileged information
DETROIT — A standby attorney is attempting to do work beyond the scope of his duties in the case involving the man known as the “underwear bomber,” federal prosecutors say.
Ampatuan lawyer questions autopsies
Ampatuan lawyer Sigfrid Fortun has called into question the results of the autopsies done on the bodies of some of the victims of the 2009 Maguindanao Massacre because the right autopsy tools were allegedly not used. read more...
Lawyer seeks venue change in Bahrain trial
MANAMA, Bahrain, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- An attorney for a group of defendants suspected of plotting to destabilize Bahrain says he wants the case to be heard in Bahrain's Constitutional Court.
New Attorney General, Jepsen, Digs Into His Office's Challenges (Web Exclusive)
State Attorney Gen. George Jepsen (D-Ridgefield) said he met last week with representatives of the state Department of Public Utility Control to address the “complex issue” of creating a regulatory environment that will further accelerate energy conservation.
Attorney General Coakley sworn in for second term at Perkins School
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley was sworn in for her second term in office Wednesday night at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown. Coakley was all smiles at the inauguration, emphasizing that there is “a lot of work to do in the year ahead.” “Everyday is an opportunity to overcome obstacles,” Coakley said, affirming that her office should be a “positive steward of the ...
Relatives, lawyer of shot soccer player reject suspect's denial
Relatives and a lawyer for a Paraguayan soccer player who was shot in the head in Mexico nearly a year ago reject a suspect's claim that he was not the triggerman.
Lawyer says Framingham assault suspect is the victim
A Natick man who authorities said punched his pregnant girlfriend Tuesday is actually the victim of domestic abuse, his lawyer said in Framingham District Court yesterday.
Lawyer Solovy dead at 80Lawyer Solovy dead at 80
It’s hard to imagine a Chicago lawyer who outranks Jerold S. Solovy in terms of reputation, influence, and largesse.In his 55-year-long career, the Harvard law graduate evolved into a leonine litigator and confidante of U.S. presidents, yet “Jerry” never lost the common touch he had as a young man at South Shore High School.He kept the candy jars in his office filled with malted milk balls and ...
Attorney wants murder confession tossed
A defense attorney wants his client's murder confession thrown out of court. Defendant Clifford W. Beach, 80, of 166 Walnut St., Bellevue, is scheduled to go to trial Feb. 8 on charges of aggravated murder, murder and gross abuse of a corpse in connection with bludgeoning his wife to death.
Disbarred Attorney Charged With $1.6M Theft
A disbarred attorney from Old Westbury has been accused of using forged bank paperwork to steal more than $1.6 million from a client during a...
Wife of deceased lawyer appears to threaten prosecutor in 8-page letter
Laura Johnson, the Farmington Hills woman accused but cleared of murdering her husband in September, reportedly filed a complaint against a prosecutor handling her case including the words "you can run but you can't hide."
Lawyer kills self, blames corruption in Uttar Pradesh
A lawyer who ended his life by hanging himself at his home here Thursday blamed the rampant corruption in the Uttar Pradesh government for his drastic step, according to a suicide note found by his family members.
Lexington attorney files for secretary of state race
FRANKFORT — Lexington attorney Alison Lundergan Grimes filed Thursday to seek the Democratic
Lawyer Says Man Who Blinded Helicopter Pilot Was Curious
SEATTLE -- A lawyer for a Lynden man charged with temporarily blinding the crew of a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol helicopter during a mission last fall says he shined a spotlight at the helicopter out of curiosity.
Denver lawyer represents Arizona trucker charged in Greeley crime spree
The Arizona trucker charged with several felonies in a crime spree in southwest Greeley last month has retained a private attorney from Denver in his case.
No proof Calder knowingly smuggled drugs: lawyer
There is no evidence that Halifax lawyer Anne Calder knowingly smuggled drugs to a client in the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, her lawyer said Thursday.
Jerold Solovy, 80, famed Chicago lawyer
It’s hard to imagine a Chicago lawyer who outranks Jerold S. Solovy in terms of reputation, influence and largesse. In his 55-year-long career, the Harvard law graduate evolved into a leonine litigator and confidante of U.S. presidents, yet “Jerry” never lost the common touch he had as a young man at South Shore High School. He kept the candy jars in his office filled with malted milk balls and ...
Attorney: Prosecution Making Spectacle Of Trammell
The lawyer for former leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Rev. Raleigh Trammell, said the prosecution is making a spectacle of the case at her client's expense after he was indicted last week on 51 counts.
Attorney may ask SF DA to recuse himself
The attorney for a man who was shot by San Francisco police after allegedly stabbing an officer in the shoulder may ask prosecutors to recuse themselves from the case.
Attorney General Coakley sworn in for second term at Perkins School
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley was sworn in for her second term in office Wednesday night at the Perkins School for the Blind in Watertown. Coakley was all smiles at the inauguration, emphasizing that there is “a lot of work to do in the year ahead.” “Everyday is an opportunity to overcome obstacles,” Coakley said, affirming that her office should be a “positive steward of the ...
Lawyer: Hawaii peacock killing charge 'ridiculous'
The attorney for a Hawaii woman who bludgeoned a peacock to death says his client shouldn't be on trial on animal cruelty charges because peafowl are pests and the state doesn't require a permit to kill them.
Attorney may ask San Francisco DA to recuse self
A man in a wheelchair who was shot by San Francisco police after allegedly stabbing an officer has pleaded not guilty to an assault charge as a defense attorney considers asking the District Attorney's office to recuse itself from the case.
Lawyer: Kidnap suspects to end in-jail phone calls
A lawyer says a Northern California couple charged with kidnapping Jaycee Dugard and holding her captive for 18 years have agreed to halt their monthly telephone calls with each other rather than risk having their conversations made public.
Lawyer to sue Kuwaiti minister over client's death
KUWAIT CITY: A Kuwaiti lawyer said Thursday that he plans to sue the interior minister after his client was allegedly subjected to severe torture at a police station. "Next week, I will file a criminal lawsuit to the special ministers' court against the interior minister after my client was tortured by police," Osama al-Mounawer told AFP. Mounawer's client, Sayyah
Lawyer: Accused Lion will face civil suit
Plymouth — A 22-year-old restaurant employee who claims she was sexually assaulted by a Detroit Lions player will seek damages in a civil lawsuit, her attorney said Wednesday.
JPMorgan Hires Cravath Lawyer for North American M&A
JPMorgan Chase & Co. hired James Woolery, a partner at the law firm Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, as co-head of North American mergers and acquisitions, part of management changes in the investment banking group.
JPMorgan shuffles M&A team, hires Cravath lawyer
JPMorgan Chase & Co shuffled the management of its deals advisory business on Thursday, moving two long-time managers to senior relationship roles and hiring a prominent corporate lawyer.
Attorney General Releases New Book for Black History Month
Special release for Black History Month “Am I Not a Man? - The Dred Scott Story" by Attorney General Mark Shurtleff breathes new life into the famous case that defined our nation’s stance on racism.
U.N.-appointed human rights experts to probe death of Russian lawyer Magnitsky
U.N. human rights experts have agreed to probe the death of a Moscow lawyer, who was arrested after he accused police of involvement in a $230 million tax fraud scheme. The lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, 37, died in what have been described as torturous conditions.
Sober Jackson lawyer argues for 2nd chances
In 50 years of practicing law, Jackson criminal defense lawyer Percy Stanfield has gotten a lot of defendants out of trouble.
Lawyer says bystander in police shooting was shot in head
Officials address questions regarding ambulance response times A lawyer hired by one of the women wounded during a police shooting that left an officer and another man dead said his client was struck in the head, disputing accounts from authorities that the three surviving victims were struck only in their extremities.
Council picks lawyer Charles Thomas to fill 5th District seat
Lawyer Charles "Charlie" Thomas was appointed by Knoxville City Council on Thursday evening to fill the seat of 5th District Councilman Bob Becker, who resigned last week to join his family in Richmond, Va.
Lawyer Protests Status of Soldier in Leaks Case
The lawyer for Pfc. Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst detained on charges of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks, accused the military of placing him unnecessarily on suicide watch.
Attorney charged with abduction
FRONT ROYAL -- A prominent town attorney is charged with two misdemeanor counts of abduction by a parent.
Democratic Doughtery to run for Indiana County District Attorney
Pat Dougherty, 37, Indiana County's first assistant district attorney, announced on Tuesday his intent to run as a Democratic candidate for Indiana County District Attorney.