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Ontario lawyer challenges credibility of leading witnesses in challenge to wind farm law
TORONTO — An Ontario government lawyer attacked the credibility of three star witnesses in a key legal challenge to the province’s new green energy legislation.
20. Lawyer: Lives of Sri Lankan Tamils still the same
THERE is no truth to the claims that Sri Lankan Tamils are leading a normal life with the civil war over, Makkal Osai reported.
Attorney for Charvella seeking change of venue again
The case of Chris Charvella, accused of placing an unwanted phone call to Legislator Jay Grasso, is moving back to County Court with a request that Judge Robert C. Noonan reassign the case again. Previously, the case was moved from Le Roy Town Court to Town of Batavia because both judges in Le Roy had conflicts of interest. Charvella's attorney, E. Robert Fussell, told Town of Batavia Justice ...
Obama Nominates RIAA Lawyer for Solicitor General
President Barack Obama on Monday nominated former Recording Industry Association of America lawyer Donald Verrilli Jr. to serve as the nation's solicitor general.
Liberty Attorney Files to Run for Girard Muni Judge
A Liberty attorney has filed her petitions to run for judge of the Girard Municipal Court. Rebecca Gerson, who has also served as part-time acting Girard judge, filed her petitions Monday at the Trumbull County Board of Elections.
Lawyer: Drunk driver called friends for help before fatal crash
Moments before crashing into a tree, killing his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son, Cecil Conner called friends and asked them to help him get home, saying he was drunk but that a Chicago Heights police officer had ordered him to drive, Conner’s attorney said in court today.
Driver called friends for help before crash, attorney says
Moments before crashing into a tree, killing his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son, Cecil Conner called friends and asked them to help him get home, saying he was drunk but that a Chicago Heights police officer had ordered him to drive, Conner’s attorney said in court today.
Lawyer: Teen In Officer's Sex Case Admits Lying
Attorney Irven Box, Sgt. Maurice Martinez's lawyer, says the 14-year-old boy who accused Martinez of engaging in sexual acts with a child has admitted he lied about it.
Attorney general, Realtors fight over political fee
Can the Oregon Association of Realtors require members to kick in $75 to a fund that will be used to pay for a proposed ballot initiative? The Oregon attorney general's office says not.
Ontario lawyer challenges credibility of leading witnesses in challenge to wind farm law
An Ontario government lawyer attacked the credibility of three star witnesses in a key legal challenge to the province’s new green energy legislation.
W-B attorney Hayward disbarred
James D. Hayward, the Wilkes-Barre attorney who gained notoriety last summer for threatening to sue Luzerne County's child-welfare agency over claims it unfairly removed children from parents' homes, has been disbarred.The state Supreme Court, upholdin
Memo details allegations against fired assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell
A memo detailing the “inappropriate conduct” of an assistant state attorney general accused of harassing a gay student leader shows that he had been warned about changing his behavior. 
San Bernardino city attorney says council trying to weaken his office
SAN BERNARDINO - The city attorney believes the City Council's decision to look into revamping the code-enforcement process is an attempt to chip away at his authority. And it could be costly - to the tune of $1 million a year, James F. Penman said.
W-B attorney Hayward disbarred
James D. Hayward, the Wilkes-Barre attorney who gained notoriety last summer for threatening to sue Luzerne County's child-welfare agency over claims it unfairly removed children from parents' homes, has been disbarred.
Quan, Russo enter public fight over advice from anti-injunction attorney
Mayor Jean Quan and City Attorney John Russo entered a public conflict this week, with Russo publicly scorning the mayor for what he said is an inappropriate relationship with another attorney and Quan firing back at Russo for releasing his legal advice to the media before discussing it with her.
Attorney faces penalty for note that prompted mistrial
CLAYTON • A prominent local attorney could face discipline from the Missouri Supreme Court for causing last year's mistrial of an area police chief.
Outside attorney possible in Richmond discrimination probe
Richmond City Attorney Allen L. Jackson said he is close to hiring an out-of-town attorney to investigate allegations of discrimination against the city, Council President Kathy C. Graziano and her aide.
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.
Lawyer argues against Hard 50 for teen
Rogelio Soto Jr. was not an adult on the night Arturo Moreno was stabbed to death, so he should not be given an adult sentence for his part in the crime, his defense attorney argued on Monday.
Attorney gets Betts Award
Attorney John Koehler was named the recipient of the Jackson E. Betts Professionalism Award at a recent meeting of the Findlay/Hancock County Bar Association.
Memo details allegations against fired assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell
A memo detailing the “inappropriate conduct” of an assistant state attorney general accused of harassing a gay student leader shows that he had been warned about changing his behavior. 
Christian County state's attorney seeking to settle charges of election violations
TAYLORVILLE -- Christian County State’s Attorney Thomas Finks will admit within the next 60 days to some allegations of wrongdoing while running for judge in 2009, according to his attorney.
Stanley Ho’s Family Disputes Lawyer Claims, Brunswick Says
Some family members of Stanley Ho, the Macau casino billionaire, disputed claims by his lawyer that the transfer of ownership in the parent of SJM Holdings Ltd. didn’t have his consent.
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's fees could cost Millville $65,000
MILLVILLE -- The city's failure to specifically exclude attorney's fees in a settlement agreement with a local resident may cost it up to $65,000.
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.
State attorney again shows little interest in justice
It's not surprising that State Attorney Lawson Lamar wants to ignore his office's role in the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of a poor Haitian woman.
Attorney: No evidence two officials were unethical
HAINES CITY — Ethics complaints against City Manager Ann Toney-Deal and former police Chief Morris West should be dismissed because there's no evidence they acted corruptly, the chief attorney for the Florida Commission on Ethics has recommended.
Attorney vows challenge if MO enacts voter ID law
St. Louis attorney Burt Newman testified Monday before a state Senate committee that is considering a proposed constitutional amendment reviving a photo identification requirement for voting.
Former Delco D.A. Ryan named as interim Pa. Attorney General
Now that Tom Corbett has been sworn in as the state's new governor, you might be wondering who's heading up the attorney general's office?
Attorney: No evidence 2 H.C. officials acted unethically
HAINES CITY — Ethics complaints against Haines City City Manager Ann Toney-Deal and former Police Chief Morris West should be dismissed because there's no evidence they acted corruptly, the chief attorney for the Florida Commission on Ethics has recommended.
Attorney: Stabbing suspect cooperates with Bula police
 The attorney representing the suspect in the stabbing death of a Roaming Shores man in the city last year, says his client is cooperating with police.  
Ontario lawyer challenges anti-wind claims
An Ontario government lawyer attacked the credibility of three star witnesses in a key legal challenge to the province's new green energy legislation.
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.
Hasan's attorney: No public statements until at least Friday
The attorney of accused Fort Hood gunman says he will not make any public statements until at least Friday regarding the report if Nidal Hasan will face court-martial.
Attorney general offers recommendations regarding E. coli contamination
ST. LOUIS — Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is announcing recommendations to address E. coli contamination concerns at Lake of the Ozarks. He will discuss the recommendations during a 10 a.m. news conference in St. Louis. Koster organized a meeting in August because E. coli contamination closed beaches at the Lake of the Ozarks over the past two summers. Koster's office says he will ...
Former state senator seeking shorter sentence blames attorney
New Orleans - Federal court documents filed by a convicted and jailed former state senator implicate a well known New Orleans attorney and his wife who is also a federal judge. Derrick Shepherd is serving a 37 month sentence but filed a motion to set aside or correct that sentence because of a disagreement with his attorney. The 43 page motion was filed by Shepherd from federal prison in Beamont ...
Attorney General Sues Extreme Snowplowing
A.G. Takes Action to Protect Hundreds Who Were Left Stranded After Major Snowstorms
Stanley Ho Fires Lawyer, Keeps Share Allocation, Some Family Members Say
Hong Kong billionaire Stanley Ho’s family produced documents they say are from him, in which he says the allocation of shares in Lanceford in fact represent his wishes and that he’s firing his lawyer Gordon Oldham.
Attorney General Madigan files suit against Marion, Ill. contractor
Attorney General Madigan files a suit against a Marion home repair contractor who solicited but failed to complete the contracted work.
Debra Vincent and Megan Morgan join Payne County District Attorney's Office
Indigent defense attorney Debra Vincent and Logan County prosecutor Megan Morgan will become assistant district attorneys in Payne County. Karen Cristiano will be the new victim's advocate.
Still no lawyer for accused police killer
TORONTO, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- The man accused of killing a Toronto police sergeant with a stolen snowplow appeared in court for a second time Tuesday, but still had no defense lawyer.
Attorney sentenced for mortgage fraud
An Emanuel County attorney was sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge for a mortgage fraud scheme in Swainsboro.
Fayetteville lawyer faces license suspension
A Fayetteville lawyer banned from working with female clients is again facing suspension after allegedly violating an order from the N.C. State Bar.
Alpharetta immigration attorney accused of fraud
Alpharetta immigration attorney accused of fraud
Lawyer dismisses lawsuit against ID tax commishes
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A lawyer has dismissed his own lawsuit against the Idaho State Tax Commission accusing it of dishing out improper deals to politically connected taxpayers. Bob Huntley says his lawsuit, brought originally by Democratic state Rep. Shirley Ringo and now the Idaho Education Association, sought to inform legislators about problems — and spur reforms to improve the state's tax ...
US judge urges 'underwear bomber' to use a lawyer
A US federal judge urged the alleged underwear bomber Tuesday to use a lawyer rather than defend himself as she set his trial on terror charges to begin on October 4.
ITraffic attorney says paid fines negate class-action suit over traffic cameras
The attorney for iTraffic, the company that helped launch Ridgeland's camera system on Intersta
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.