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Ex-lawyer from Hopwood gets one more day to appear in court
A Fayette County judge yesterday said he was unconvinced a former attorney couldn't secure an ambulance ride to the courthouse in time for the start of his trial yesterday on theft charges, but he gave the Hopwood man another day to appear.
Attorney seeks certain evidence in Coolbaugh vehicular homicide case
The attorney for a man accused of causing the crash that killed his pregnant wife after leading police on a high-speed chase appeared Monday in Monroe County Court, asking the prosecution to provide certain items of evidence to the defense.
Woodford County attorney heading to Afghanistan as legal adviser
A local attorney will spend the next year in Afghanistan using law books, not firearms, to help establish a more stable government in that war-torn country.
Attorney’s office growing?
New county attorney Alan Ostergren suggests growing his staffwhile barely raising his budget
Attorney Skahan leaving private practice to lead criminal counsel team
When asked in a newspaper questionnaire last fall to list his favorite legal case, then-judicial candidate Gerald Skahan cited one involving a lawyer whose clients were widely despised by the public.
Lawyer: Let Pregnant Woman Out Of Jail
Ashley Sligh will appear in court on Thursday where a judge will decide if she should be released early. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A woman prosecutors describe as a chronic traffic offender has served two months of her latest six-month sentence for driving under the influence and drug possession.
Attorney: Suspect in Foster boy's death not 'stone-cold mean'
A subdued Mona Nelson, charged with capital murder in the death of a 12-year-old boy, made her first appearance in court Monday. Then, after leaving the courtroom en route to her cell, she burst into wracking sobs.
Miami Companions lawyer could get sex ring's black book Friday
A lawyer representing the co-owner of the Miami Companions escort service could find out Friday whether he can copy the alleged sex ring's not-so-little black book of customer names.
Attorney: Comcast ignoring Kittery's requests
KITTERY, Maine — The town's cable franchise attorney told the Town Council on Monday night that he is at his wit's end trying to get Comcast to respond to him about Kittery's cable franchise agreement.
Harris promises to be activist attorney general
New Attorney General Kamala Harris took office Monday with a rapid-fire barrage of promises to target everything from violent gangs to online scams to truancy and prison recidivism rates.
'Groped' St. Luke's patient was smashed: lawyer
A St. Luke's Hospital X-ray technician accused of stripping and groping a sleeping e.r. patient is fighting back, calling his accuser a falling-down drunk who imagined the alleged attack as she passed in and out of consciousness. "She was intoxicated and she fell," and was being treated for...
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.
Adnan's house confiscated, ex-wife barges in with lawyer
By Subhash K. Jha, Mumbai, Jan 4 : There is trouble unlimited for Pakistani singer Adnan Sami. First his house at Oberoi Sky Garden in suburban Mumbai was confiscated by the Indian government for violating foreign exchange rules and few days later his ex-wife Sabah Galadari paid him an unexpected visit along with her lawyer Edith Day.
Adnan's house confiscated, ex-wife barges in with lawyer
There is trouble unlimited for Pakistani singer Adnan Sami. First his house at Oberoi Sky Garden in suburban Mumbai was confiscated by the Indian government for violating foreign exchange rules and few days later his ex-wife Sabah Galadari paid him an unexpected visit along with her lawyer Edith Day.
California swears in first female attorney general
Kamala Harris was sworn in as attorney general, becoming the first woman and minority to hold California's top law enforcement office.
Longtime Santa Cruz defense attorney Steve Wright dies at age 59
SANTA CRUZ -- Longtime criminal defense attorney Steve Wright, known as a straight shooter in the courtroom and second father to many young people he helped through the legal system, died unexpectedly Thursday while on a family vacation in Reno, Nev.
Lawyer wants to copy list of escort clients
A Florida attorney is coming to Detroit on Friday to try to convince a judge to let him photocopy the so-called black book that lists the names of customers who used Miami Companions, a high-priced escort service in Florida that was busted over the summer in Michigan.
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Khalid can end Selangor stalemate by talking to PSC, says lawyer
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 — Constitutional lawyer Tommy Thomas has advised the Selangor government to discuss with the Public Service Commission (PSC) on resolving the ongoing deadlock over Datuk Mohd Khusrin Munawi’s appointment as state secretary. The senior lawyer said the PSC, headed by Chief Secretary to the federal government, Tan Sri Sidek ...
Kamala Harris sworn in as first female attorney general
Democrat Kamala Harris was sworn in as attorney general today, becoming the first woman and first minority to hold California's top law enforcement office.
Lawyer plans to auction part of brothers' farm
The lawyer who successfully defended a Roane County man against charges that he murdered a sheriff's deputy and another man plans to foreclose on his client's property.
PSC can end Selangor stalemate by talking to MB, says lawyer
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 4 — Constitutional lawyer Tommy Thomas has advised the Public Service Commission (PSC) to discuss with the Selangor governmet on resolving the ongoing deadlock over Datuk Mohd Khusrin Munawi’s appointment as state secretary. The senior lawyer said the PSC, headed by Chief Secretary to the federal government, Tan Sri Sidek Hassan, ...
Palumbo sworn in a Anoka County Attorney
Tony Palumbo (right), who has spent his entire legal career in the Anoka County Attorney’s Office, including 31 years as an assistant county attorney, was sworn in as Anoka County Attorney Monday by Anoka County District Court Judge Lawrence Johnson before a standing room only crowd in the Anoka County Board room at the Anoka County Government Center.
Attorney says Lawrence man is falsely accused of suffocating his infant son
By Brian R. Ballou and John R. Ellement, Globe Staff LAWRENCE - A Lawrence man who allegedly suffocated his infant...
Pa. judge gives 'gurney attorney' court deadline
An attorney charged with stealing $99,000 from two elderly couples he represented has met a judge's deadline to appear in court for trial.
Lawyer says Favre sued for sexual harassment
Star NFL quarterback Brett Favre committed acts of sexual harassment while with the New York Jets and there has been no change in the Jets organisation to deal with it a lawyer involved in newly filed lawsuits against the Jets and Favre said on Tuesday.
Lawyer says Brett Favre sued for sexual harassment
Star NFL quarterback Brett Favre committed acts of sexual harassment while with the New York Jets and there has been no change in the Jets organization to deal with it, a lawyer involved in newly filed lawsuits against the Jets and Favre said on Tuesday.
Lawyer buys part of Houston brothers' farm in auction
The lawyer who defended Leon Houston against charges of murdering a sheriff's deputy and another man bought part of his client's property in a foreclosure.
Memphis attorney J. Bailey faces possible suspension
A Memphis attorney whose clients are no stranger to the headlines is making news of his own as he faces suspension.
Still unpaid: Leon Houston's lawyer buys client's land after auction a bust
KINGSTON - The lawyer who won Leon Houston's freedom will go unpaid a little longer. Not a single bidder showed up today when former defense lawyer Jim Logan auctioned off about 80 acres of the Houston family farm on the Roane County courthouse steps.
Pa. judge gives 'gurney attorney' court deadline
An attorney charged with stealing $99,000 from two elderly couples he represented has met a judge's deadline to appear in court for trial.
Lawyer: My client would not hurt his baby
The defense attorney for a Lawrence man with a history of child abuse who is now accused of fatally shaking his...
Bill for attorney's investigation of Farmington school board member: $10,000
A lawyer hired to investigate allegations against a member of the Farmington school board is charging the school district $10,000.
Family plans to sue UConn over Milford man's death
A lawyer representing the family of a Milford man killed during a fight at the University of Connecticut 's Spring Weekend said Monday he will be seeking "millions" from the university in damages.
Attorney for Muslim Ohio girl: Fla. bar complaint meritless, from disgruntled opposing lawyer
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A Florida attorney says a misconduct complaint filed against him over his representation of a Muslim Ohio girl who converted to Christianity and ran away is a frivolous motion by a disgruntled opposing lawyer.
Attorney's resignation cost Santa Ana $330,000
SANTA ANA – Former City Attorney Joseph Fletcher collected more than $330,000 from the city when he stepped down last week, even though city leaders have described his departure as voluntary. The payout includes $142,080 from a severance deal he...
Lawyer Blamed in Case of Runaway Christian
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A professional organization for lawyers has filed a complaint alleging misconduct by the former attorney of an Ohio teen who ran away to Florida after converting from Islam to Christianity.
NFL: Jets lawyer: massage therapists lawsuit without merit
A lawsuit by two massage therapists claiming sexual harassment from Brett Favre and the loss of work with the New York Jets after spurning his advances is "without merit", the NFL team said Tuesday.
The American Lawyer January Issue: 45 Under 45 Superstar Women in Law
The American Lawyer’s first issue of 2011 celebrates the success of 45 women lawyers under 45 who have broken into the partnership ranks at AmLaw 200 firms and have already built stellar reputations in their practice areas.
Abbott takes oath for 3rd term as attorney general
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was sworn in Monday for an unprecedented third term.
Jets unchanged since claimed Favre harassment: lawyer
Star NFL quarterback Brett Favre sexually harassed women while playing with the New York Jets, but it remained "business as usual" in the football team with no efforts to deal with the issue, a lawyer involved in a newly filed case against the Jets and Favre said on Tuesday.
Attorney Decof won grooves fight for Ping
Nobody likes to think of golf as a sport characterized by lawsuits, but legal action in the golf industry is sometimes unavoidable.
Philanthropist's lawyer questions city's real estate deal with Scouts
The lawyer for a philanthropist who submitted a competing bid for the Boy Scouts’ Logan Square headquarters has sent a letter to the Nutter administration questioning why the city can't consider his client's $1.5 million offer, given that it has not completed a final sale agreement with the scouting group.
Judge finds attorney's effectiveness not an issue in beating case
A judge ruled that the attorney for an Ohio man convicted of robbing and brutally beating a World War II veteran during a 2008 home invasion was not ineffective at trial.
Sen. Lacson still presumed innocent; expulsion is premature, says Mancao's lawyer
The lawyer for former Police Senior Superintendent Cezar Mancao II said on Tuesday that "Senator Panfilo Lacson is still entitled to the Constitutional presumption of innocence guaranteed to every citizen," and that "calls for his expulsion from the Senate are premature and not in accordance with the law."
Lawyer faulted in Ohio convert case
Lawyer faulted in Ohio convert case
Spanish judge to probe Iraq refugee camp killings - lawyer
A Spanish judge will probe a raid by Iraqi police and soldiers on a camp for Iranian refugees in July 2009 that killed 11 people, a lawyer for the plaintiffs said Tuesday.
Arizona Attorney General and Chase work out agreement
The Arizona Attorney General and Chase Home Finance have worked out an agreement that will help the state's homeowners. Chase has agreed to adopt a “borrower's bill of rights” and pay $600,000  for the state prosecutor's efforts towards helping homeowners in foreclosure. The deal, reached late last week, calls for Chase to: provide clear information on how to obtain a modification and avoid ...
Accused lawyer looking for a lawyer
As legal troubles mount for a Northern Kentucky lawyer, he searches for someone to represent him in criminal court.
Lindsay Lohan’s Lawyer Criticizes Palm Desert Police
The attorney calls the police statement about Lohan "highly unusual and deeply troubling"