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State attorney: Bad judgment by Bean, Lee, but nothing criminal
The state attorney's office will not file charges against former Hillsborough County Administrator Pat Bean or County Attorney Renee Lee, according to documents released this morning.
Swedish PM 'harmed chances of Assange fair trial': lawyer
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will hear on February 24 if a judge agrees that he can be extradited to Sweden, a court official said Friday, after his lawyer argued he could not get a fair trial.
G20 lawyer wants charges filed against police
The lawyer for a G20 protester who claims to have been shot with rubber bullets by police at a Toronto rally is calling for a criminal investigation of the officers who were involved.
Attorney sanctioned by panel
A Clinton attorney has been publicly sanctioned by the Supreme Court of Arkansas Committee on Professional Conduct. John C. Aldworth was hired by David Connolly to pursue a divorce action, according to documents from the panel.
Attorney: Kan. Therapist Denied Anxiety Meds
The attorney for a therapist accused of stalking a soldier says her treatment while jailed at a Leavenworth facility may constitute "cruel and unusual" punishment.
Read the District Attorney's complete statement
Investigators announced today that 19-year-old Joanne Pecheone was likely killed nearly 40 years ago as she walked home from school in East Utica by a serial killer who murdered at least two other women in the late 1970s.
Kalispell attorney Dana Christensen under consideration to replace Molloy
Kalispell attorney Dana L. Christensen is under consideration to replace U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy of Missoula.
G20 lawyer wants charges filed against police
The lawyer for a G20 protester who claims to have been shot with rubber bullets by police at a Toronto rally is calling for a criminal investigation of the officers who were involved.
Assange lawyer: 'interference' by Sweden PM could wreck case
Julian Assange's lawyer has told Channel 4 News comments by the Swedish prime minister are effectively "contempt of court" that prove the WikiLeaks founder would not get a fair trial if extradited.
TMZ Live 'Lawyer Friday' -- Crack Is Whack!!!
Filed under: TMZ Live , TMZ LIVE Lawyer Friday Today on TMZ LIVE's "Lawyer Friday" -- Harvey and Jason watch Charlie Sheen 's anti-crack/pro-chocolate milk speech ... and are amazed that he's as popular as ever. Plus: The Jamie Foxx fight video ... "The Grilled Cheese Truck" stopped by to stuff our… Read more
Man wanted for mutilating lawyer dies in shootout
U.S. marshals in Florida fatally shot a fugitive wanted in New York City for mutilating a lawyer and stuffing him into the trunk of his BMW, a law enforcement official said Friday.
Governor asks attorney general to begin ouster of Goochland treasurer
Action authorizes attorney general to petition the county's Circuit Court to remove Brenda S. Grubbs, who is charged with embezzlement.
Luther Strange announces cold case victory in '96 sex crime
Attorney General Luther Strange today announced a significant cold case victory with the conviction of a man for the home invasion and violent sexual attack of a 38-year-old Gadsden woman
NY attorney for Buttafuoco, Hahn is suspended
A New York attorney whose clients have included Joey Buttafuoco and Jessica Hahn has been suspended from practicing law for a year and a half.
Man wanted for mutilating lawyer dies in shootout
U.S. marshals in Florida fatally shot a fugitive wanted in New York City for mutilating a lawyer and stuffing him into the trunk of his BMW, a law enforcement official said Friday.
Republicans ‘Peddle Fright’ on Pensions, Lawyer Says
Republicans in Congress are using scare tactics to promote a bill that would prevent states from receiving federal pension-fund aid, said John Stanton, a lawyer for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System.
Attorney General Madigan Calls Attention to the Prevalence of Teen Dating Violence
Encourages Teens to Develop and Practice Positive, Healthy Dating Practices.
State attorney: Bad judgment by Bean, Lee, but nothing criminal
used "questionable judgment" in accepting the pay increase and that Lee erred in giving a legal opinion justifying the raises instead of asking another attorney to do it.
Julian Assange's lawyer says Sweden's prime minister has made fair hearing impossible
Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's comments on Julian Assange's attempts to avoid extradition have turned Assange into 'public enemy No. 1' in Sweden, a lawyer for the WikiLeaks founder says. A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Friday accused Sweden's prime minister of creating a "toxic atmosphere" that made a fair hearing for his client on sexual-abuse allegations impossible.
Packer's lawyer wants murder indictment tossed out
A lawyer for murder suspect Joshua Graham Packer wants a judge to reconsider a decision upholding a grand jury indictment, alleging prosecution misconduct because information about a latent fingerprint found at the crime scene was not disclosed.
Lawyer for Milton Bradley issues statement, says client won't comment on legal case
The Mariners earlier today issued a statement put out by the lawyer for Milton Bradley . At first glance, the statement seems to suggest that Bradley has been cleared of all charges steeming from his arrest on a threats charge last month and that police and prosecutors could find no basis for pursuing a criminal complaint against him.
Lawyer held in contempt over 'fraud' in foreclosure filing
Lawyer held in contempt over 'fraud' in foreclosure filing
Louisville attorney talks NBA with Stern
Attorney J. Bruce Miller, the point man trying to lure a professional basketball franchise to Louisville, met Thursday in New York City with NBA Commissioner David Stern to discuss the local prospects for bringing an NBA team to the city.
UPDATE: State Attorney's Office drops charges, accepts prosecutor's resignation
UPDATE: State Attorney's Office drops charges, accepts prosecutor's resignation - PANAMA CITY - A senior prosecutor resigned from th
Bedford attorney loses license after accusations that he kept clients' money
The former lawyer says he is broke and losing his house but won't return to practicing law.
Defense attorney, judge clash in Ciavarella trial
This time, Al Flora Jr. had enough.The defense attorney, cut off and criticized from the bench for the third time in two days, pushed back Friday morning in a bristling exchange that culminated with his futile demand for a mistrial.
Attorney: Man rebuts police's shootout story
Summary:  An Amarillo attorney said Friday he is representing an eyewitness who contradicts the police version of a downtown shootout two weeks ago that left a man dead. An Amarillo attorney said Friday he is representing an eyewitness who contradicts the police version of a downtown shootout two weeks ago that left a man dead.  In a letter to Amarillo police Chief Robert Taylor, attorney Jesse ...
Fiesta Bowl hires California attorney to investigate deals
The hiring comes amid inquiry into whether staff members made illegal campaign contributions.
Man wanted for mutilating lawyer dies in shootout
U.S. marshals in Florida fatally shot a fugitive wanted in New York City for mutilating a lawyer and stuffing him into the trunk of his BMW, a law enforcement official said Friday.
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
Attorney wants fireworks brought to court hearing
The attorney for a California man accused of planning to attack a Dearborn mosque wants police to bring the fireworks allegedly found in his car to a court hearing today.
Lawyer in Taconic wrong-way crash case loses law license in billing flap
The lawyer for the family of the wrong-way driver who killed herself and seven others in a crash on the Taconic State Parkway is going to lose his law license for 18 months for billing and bookkeeping irregularities.
Workers' comp arbitrator named in report submitted to attorney disciplinary panel
Illinois workers' compensation arbitrator Jennifer Teague offered to accommodate an assistant attorney general by setting a special hearing date in a difficult case during the same conversation in which she asked for help in speeding up resolution of her own personal injury case, according to a three-page report from the Office of the Executive Inspector General for Attorney General Lisa Madigan .
Dallas Accident Lawyer Reports - Dallas Weather Causes Higher Crash Volume
Dallas injury accident Lawyer, Amy K. Witherite, reports recent winter weather in Dallas has resulted in dangerous driving conditions and multiple auto accidents Dallas, TX (Vocus/PRWEB) February 11, 2011 ( Dallas Auto Accident Attorney News ) As cold winds and snow mixed with rain continue to dominate Dallas, the blustery winter weather has effected more than temperature says Amy K. Witherite ...
Lawyer: Musharraf accused in Bhutto death
A Pakistani court issued an arrest warrant Saturday for former President Pervez Musharraf in connection with the assassination of ex-premier Benazir Bhutto, while government investigators accused the retired general of involvement in the slaying.
Kalispell attorney Dana Christensen nominated to replace Judge Molloy
KALISPELL - Attorney Dana Christensen has been tapped for consideration as a candidate to replace U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy of Missoula, who will begin senior status this summer.
Lawyer: no evidence client raped Prince
Austin Renaud, one of the six students charged in connection with the death of Pheobe Prince, is requesting the charges against him be thrown out.
Dealpolitik: NYSE-Deutsche Borse–A Lawyer’s Fantasy Come True
We dont yet know all the law firms representing NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Börse. But rest assured of one thing: These law firms are going to have a great year - and it's only February.
Assange lawyer says Swedish PM prejudices case
A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused Sweden's prime minister on Friday of damaging his client's chances of a fair trial for alleged sex crimes by portraying him as "public enemy number one."
Gunman’s family sends letter to sheriff: Apologize and we won’t sue
The attorney for the family of a man who shot and killed a Weld County Sheriff’s deputy demanded an apology from Sheriff John Cooke for the killing of the gunman and said the family’s threat of a lawsuit is “not about the money.”
Attorney: Woman Hurt In Stingaree Crash Won't Lose Leg
An attorney for a woman seriously hurt in Saturday's downtown taxi cab crash told 10News his client's leg may not have to be amputated despite what was initially reported.
Fiesta Bowl hires California attorney to investigate deals
The hiring comes amid inquiry into whether staff members made illegal campaign contributions.
Kalispell attorney recommended for federal judgeship
KALISPELL - Kalispell attorney Dana Christensen has been recommended for consideration as a candidate to replace U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy of Missoula.
Former U.S. Attorney John Volz dies
U.S. attorney handled several high-profile prosecutions
Fiesta Bowl hires California attorney to investigate deals
The hiring comes amid inquiry into whether staff members made illegal campaign contributions.
Familiar Turf for Lawyer of Tucson Defendant
For Judy Clarke, the defender of Jared L. Loughner, a big challenge may be persuading him to let her raise questions about his mental health.
Local Attorney Kept Out Of Super Bowl Wants Meeting With Goodell
A Pittsburgh attorney caught in the middle of the seating mess at Super Bowl XLV sent a letter to Roger Goodell, NFL Commissioner, in hopes of seeking an out of court deal for himself and dozens of other Steelers fans displaced from the big game.
Kalispell Attorney Recommended for Federal Judgeship
Kalispell attorney Dana Christensen has been recommended for consideration as a candidate to replace U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy of Missoula. The 59-year-old Christensen confirmed Friday he is under consideration but said he could not comment further, other than to say it is "a tremendous honor."
Former U.S. Attorney John Volz dies
NEW ORLEANS — Former U.S. Attorney John Volz, who spearheaded high-profile corruption cases involving Louisiana Gov. Edwin Edwards and New Orleans crime boss Carlos Marcello, has died at the age of 74.
Police response 'scummy', lawyer says
Lawyer Clayton Ruby branded as “scummy” an accusation by a Toronto Police spokesman that he was arrogant for seeking a probe into the arrest of a G20 protester shot with rubber bullets.