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Oklahoma Attorney General Challenges Federal Healthcare Overhaul
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt filed a legal challenge Friday against federal health care overhaul legislation that President Barack Obama signed into law last year.
Mt. Lebanon attorney's interests led to diverse body of knowledge
Mt. Lebanon attorney J. Michael Doherty had a nickname for almost everyone, always awarded with a note of affection rather than malice or mockery.
Port Authority of KC and attorney cleared of federal infractions
The Port Authority of Kansas City and its attorney have been cleared of federal violations related to work at the old Richards-Gebaur airbase, the U.S. attorney said Friday. “Neither the Kansas City Port Authority nor (attorney) William Session are targets or subjects in any federal investigation,” U.S. Attorney Beth Phillips said in a statement.
Billings attorney reprimanded for handling of case
A Billings attorney has been placed on probation for two years and ordered to receive a public censure for his handling of a case related to the unsolved death of a Glendive woman.
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 on Friday of abusing Private Manning by placing him unnecessarily on suicide watch. The lawyer, David E. Coombs, said psychiatric reviews had determined that Private Manning was not a suicide risk and should even be taken off the less ...
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.
Roger Clemens ' attorney asks to have charges dismissed
Roger Clemens ’ attorney asked a judge to throw out charges that the former Yankee lied to Congress in 2008 when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.
Attorney lauded for commitment
SPRINGFIELD - The late Perman Glenn III was remembered Friday as a zealous criminal defense attorney, a champion of the downtrodden, an exuberant family man who loved life and lived it to its fullest.
Attorney General Harris Joins Defense of Health Care Reform Law
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Friday she has joined eight other state attorneys general in a friend-of-the court brief defending the federal health care reform law.
Attorney lauded for commitment
SPRINGFIELD - The late Perman Glenn III was remembered Friday as a zealous criminal defense attorney, a champion of the downtrodden, an exuberant family man who loved life and lived it to its fullest.
Lawyer wants to postpone hearing
Phillip Garrido's lawyer wants the judge to postpone his Feb. 28 competency hearing until she has reviewed the reports from two mental health experts who evaluated Garrido to see if he can stand trial in the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard.
LR lawyer yields license over scam
Alvin Clay, a Little Rock lawyer, voluntarily surrendered his license to practice law rather than face disbarment proceedings, the Arkansas Supreme Court said Thursday.
2 n d Man Leaving Waterbury State's Attorney's Office
An inspector for the state's attorney in Waterbury has became the second veteran employee to resign in a week from an office that has become a subject of a long-running federal corruption investigation.
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's Office aligns itself with LTBB in lawsuit against Bay Mills
The Michigan Attorney General’s Office is aligning itself with the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians.
Ajax teacher mistreated in Jamaican jail, lawyer said
AJAX -- The lawyer for an Ajax teacher accused of slashing his wife's throat and leaving her for dead during their Jamaican vacation said his client is being mistreated by other inmates as he awaits...
BREAKING NEWS: Lawyer Robert Vasquez resigns from Financial Services Commission
Lawyer Robert Vasquez has resigned from the Financial Services Commission (FSC). Rumours that there had been an internal clash emerged mid-week and gained prominence on succeeding days.
Lawyer: Suicide weapon was secure
WORCESTER - Testimony got under way yesterday in the trial of a Charlton man accused of improperly storing a firearm that authorities believe a 17-year-old Shepherd Hill Regional High School student used to take his own life.
Attorney’s health again at issue
MICHIGAN CITY — For the second week in a row, the health of a defense attorney became a matter for discussion in La Porte Superior Court I.
Rape suspect's lawyer speaks out
The lawyer for the serial rape suspect is speaking out for the first time, saying his client told investigators he did not do this.
Lawyer: Duvalier wants U.S. entity to disburse frozen funds
An American attorney representing Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier said Saturday that the former dictator returned to Haiti in hopes of recovering millions frozen in Swiss bank accounts and channeling them through a U.S. intermediary to help rebuild his troubled homeland.
Hawaii attorney scoffs at animal cruelty charge for client who beat peacock with baseball bat
HONOLULU — 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. The...
Attorney for Ark. man wants murder statements suppressed
An attorney for a man accused in the death of his ex-girlfriend's mother wants statements his client made to police suppressed.
Attorney For Ark. Man Wants Statements Suppressed
An attorney for a man accused in the death of his ex-girlfriend's mother wants statements his client made to police suppressed.
Ajax teacher mistreated in Jamaican jail, lawyer says
The lawyer for an Ajax man accused of slashing his wife’s throat on their Jamaican vacation said his client is being mistreated by other inmates.
Attorney for Ark. man wants statements suppressed
An attorney for a man accused in the death of his ex-girlfriend's mother wants statements his client made to police suppressed.
Attorney’s health again at issue
MICHIGAN CITY — For the second week in a row, the health of a defense attorney became a matter for discussion in La Porte Superior Court I.
Haslam wary of electing state attorney general
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam says he's concerned that electing Tennessee's attorney general could mean the state's chief legal officer would focus more on advancing his own political career than protecting the state's intere
Muskogee attorney reconfirmed as Cherokee Nation Supreme Court justice
Muskogee attorney Jim Wilcoxen has been reconfirmed as a Cherokee Nation Supreme Court justice. Principal Chief Chad Smith re-nominated Wilcoxen to the high court, and the tribal council has confirmed him.
Attorney Greta A. Janusz
NEW BEDFORD — Attorney Greta A. Janusz, 52, of Fairhaven, passed away Wednesday, January 19, 2011, at St. Luke's Hospital, New Bedford after a brief period of declining health. She was the wife of Gary S. Matheson.
Stratman's attorney comments on the case
LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Attorney Jordan Loeb, of Cullen Weston Pines & Bach will represent Deputy Trisha Stratman as she faces a charge of negligent homicide.
Ex-judge, longtime attorney dies at 92
Longtime attorney and civic leader John Milliken died Thursday night at a Bowling Green nursing home.
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.
Lawyer would 'embrace' family court
Many newly elected Montgomery County judges "grin and bear it" if initially assigned to preside in family court but often ask for reassignment to civil or criminal court in the next two-year rotation.
British woman may face trial over allegation she defamed lawyer
A British woman who accused a Portuguese lawyer of unscrupulous behaviour in a formal complaint to his regulator is to stand trial for defamation and could face jail if convicted.
Lawyer sees destabilization plot in killings, abductions
Lawyer Oliver Lozano yesterday urged authorities to investigate the possibility that the series of abductions and killings, including the murder of his son Emerson could be part of a destabilization move against the Aquino administration.
Ex-Delco D.A. named acting attorney general in Pa.
Former Delaware County District Attorney Bill Ryan Jr. became the acting Pennsylvania Attorney General when former A.G. Tom Corbett took the oath of office as the state’s 46th governor Tuesday.
Jack Hutson: Lawyer was aggressive, yet considerate
Former Oakland County attorney Jack Hutson was a man widely admired and respected throughout the profession for his persuasive courtroom arguments and gentlemanly manner. A practicing attorney for nearly 40 years, Mr. Hutson died of bladder cancer Monday at Silverbell Manor, an adult care facility in Lake Orion. The Helena resident was 98.
Suspect's lawyer calls on Renault CEO to show proof
A lawyer for one of the three Renault executives fired on suspicion of industrial espionage called on Renault Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn to make public on Sunday what proof he has against his client.
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.
All seven rape victims identified suspect in serial attacks, lawyer says
Detroit— The 31-year-old man being held by police connection with seven sexual assaults was picked out of a lineup by each of the rape victims, the suspect's lawyer said.
Lawyer accuses new prosecutor of bias
Baltimore's new state's attorney says his decision to drop a felony assault charge against a member of an Orthodox Jewish neighborhood watch group accused of attacking a black teenager was based on the evidence.
Lawyer: Officials claim DNA link in Detroit rapes
A lawyer for a man arrested in connection with a string of rapes that has terrorized Detroit says investigators have told him they have DNA evidence linking his client to the attacks.
Lawyer: Man held in Detroit rapes maintains his innocence
The lawyer of a man police suspect is responsible for a series of rapes on Detroit's northeast side, said his client is expected to be arraigned Monday, but has maintained his innocence when talking to police.
Defense lawyer says DNA links man to Detroit rapes
A lawyer for a man arrested in connection to a string of rapes that terrorized Detroit says investigators have told him they have DNA evidence linking his client to the attacks.
Defense lawyer told DNA links man to Detroit rapes
A lawyer for a 31-year-old man arrested in a string of rapes that terrorized Detroit says investigators have told him they have DNA evidence linking his client to the attacks.
Report details warning for fired Mich. asst. AG
A former assistant state attorney general who was fired after being accused of harassing the gay student assembly president at the University of Michigan was previously warned about using state resources for anti-gay attacks on politicians, according to details of a report published Sunday.
Attorney’s health again at issue
MICHIGAN CITY — For the second week in a row, the health of a defense attorney became a matter for discussion in La Porte Superior Court I.