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Haneef's lawyer receives justice award
THE lawyer who led Dr Mohamed Haneef's compensation claim has been recognised for his efforts in the successful campaign.
CFT: Lawyer of alleged tree poisoner wants out
Perhaps we’re investing too much time into this story? And, yes, it’s because Tyler is associated with Auburn University. In a motion to withdraw , Tyler explains that “numerous personal and family ties to Auburn University”, as well as his job as a part-time professor at the university, create the conflict.
Lawyer held in contempt for advising clients to retake foreclosed home
Ventura County Superior Court Judge Barbara Lane has found controversial lawyer Michael T. Pines in contempt of court for advising clients Jim and Danielle Earl to reclaim their foreclosed home in Simi Valley.
Haneef's lawyer honoured with justice award
THE lawyer who led Dr Mohamed Haneef's compensation claim has been recognised for his efforts in the successful campaign.
Attorney wants man alleging police cruiser injuries to answer questions
An attorney for West Hazleton filed a motion asking a Weatherly man to answer additional questions for a lawsuit that he and his wife filed after a borough police cruiser hit their vehicle while chasing all-terrain vehicles three years ago.Martin Cichow
PD: Lawyer Hit Pedestrians, Faces DUI Charge
A woman is fighting for her life after being hit by a Phoenix lawyer who is being charged with DUI, according to police.
Third lawyer to seek magisterial district judge post
A Frackville lawyer has become the third candidate to enter the race for the magisterial district judge office headquartered in that borough."I felt the legal career I've had ... was tailor-made for this," Karen L. Domalakes, 38, said Thursday.Domalake
Lawyer: Hurd hit porn sites
A Hewlett-Packard investor asked a Delaware judge in court papers to release a law firm's confidential report on allegations of "sexual harassment" that led to Mark Hurd's ouster last year as chief executive officer. The so-called Covington Report, prepared for the HP board by lawyers at Covington & Burling...
Attorney eager for new perspective
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Fred Giggenbach is no stranger to a courtroom. But now he might get a chance to see the action from a different angle. Giggenbach has been summoned for jury duty for a three-week period beginning March 14. "I got ...
‘Soosai lawyer’ claims client not Soosai
CHENNAI, Feb 18 — Will the real Malaysian fugitive Michael Soosai please stand up? In a dramatic twist of events, a lawyer representing the alleged fraudster has claimed the person detained by Indian police last year was not the notorious fugitive wanted by Interpol, but an Indian national. “He is Indian, it is stated on government records. We can ...
Lawyer claims Indian police detained 'wrong' Michael Soosai
Friday, February 18th, 2011 14:09:00 CHENNAI: Will the real Malaysian fugitive Michael Soosai please stand up? In a dramatic twist of events, a lawyer representing the alleged fraudster has claimed the person detained by Indian police last year was not the notorious fugitive wanted by Interpol, but an Indian national. "He is Indian, it is stated on government records. We can prove it in court ...
Lawyer seeks leniency for Filipino lawmaker caught carrying cocaine at Hong Kong airport
HONG KONG - A Philippine congressman planned to use, not sell, the cocaine he carried into Hong Kong last year and should receive a lesser sentence than life in prison, his lawyer argued in court Friday.
Lawyer: Pakistani judge orders arrest of driver in US car that hit bystander after shootings
LAHORE, Pakistan - A lawyer says a top Pakistani judge has ordered the arrest of the driver of a U.S. vehicle that struck and killed a Pakistani as it rushed to help an American detained in a pair of fatal shootings.
Attorney asks for new trial in Longmont vehicular homicide
The attorney for a Longmont man convicted earlier this month of vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal 2007 accident has asked for a new trial -- which, if granted, would be Noah Thomas' third since his indictment one year ago.
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
Iowa attorney general investigates Ashford business practices
CLINTON, Iowa - The Iowa Attorney General's Office is investigating the business practices of Ashford University in Clinton.
Estevez to seek district attorney job in 2012
SILVER CITY - Deputy District Attorney Francesca Estevez announced this week that she will be running for the office of Sixth Judicial district attorney in the 2012 election.
Attorney Finds Stolen Golf Clubs Online
A Vancouver attorney finds his stolen golf clubs posted on Craigslist, replies to poster and confronts suspected thief.
Discipline urged for ex-U.S. attorney
Former interim U.S. Attorney Laurie Magid, who hosted fund-raisers for U.S. Rep. Patrick L. Meehan (R., Pa.) and then-U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in 2008 and 2009, has been recommended for disciplinary action for allegedly violating a law that limits political activity by federal employees.
Feds probe former acting U.S. Attorney Magid on illegal fundraising
In December 2008, then-acting U.S. Attorney Laurie Magid e-mailed her support staff, requesting an "alum list" of federal prosecutors in Philadelphia.
Discipline urged for ex-U.S. attorney
Former interim U.S. Attorney Laurie Magid, who hosted fund-raisers for U.S. Rep. Patrick L. Meehan (R., Pa.) and then-U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter in 2008 and 2009, has been recommended for disciplinary action for allegedly violating a law that limits political activity by federal employees.
Estevez to seek district attorney job in 2012
SILVER CITY - Deputy District Attorney Francesca Estevez announced this week that she will be running for the office of Sixth Judicial district attorney in the 2012 election.
Disbarred attorney pleads guilty
A disbarred Massachusetts attorney pleaded guilty to mortgage fraud in connection with several properties in Quincy and Hyde Park, the US attorney’s office said.
Everett attorney Richard Okrent sworn in as Superior Court judge
EVERETT -- Longtime attorney Richard Okrent was sworn in Thursday as the newest Snohomish County Superior Court judge. Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Okrent to the bench in January after Judge Gerald Knight retired.
Fort Myers attorney charged in $4.2 million mortgage fraud
A suspended Fort Myers attorney was indicted Wednesday and charged with wire fraud in connection with a $4.2 million mortgage fraud scheme.
US expresses concern over detained Chinese activist lawyer
Chen Guangcheng and his wife were reportedly beaten when a video of their house arrest was published online last week The US says it is concerned about the continuing house arrest of a Chinese activist lawyer and his family after a secretly made video about their life under surveillance was released online last week. Human rights campaigners say Chen Guangcheng and his wife were beaten after the ...
Rogue Lawyer Complicates Southington Probate Mess
It would be difficult to find a more dubious lawyer to represent you than Jacek Smigelski. He's been caught overcharging clients. He lied to a judge. He often fails to show up in court. There's a long record of his habit of violating the Rules of Professional Conduct for lawyers. He is facing a 15-month suspension of his law license. Earlier this week a judge ordered him to come up with the ...
Lawyer seeks ex-magistrate test
A LAWYER for former magistrate Kevin Rogers wants his client to undergo mental illness testing.
Hawaii Attorney Lands Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011
Attorney, designer and former swimsuit model, Erika Ireland has landed the highly coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011 with her latest Hula-la! swimsuit designs. (PRWeb February 18, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20
Rajaratnam's lawyer Dowd - a man for big cases
For seasoned defense lawyer John Dowd, the insider trading trial of Galleon Group hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam is one more big assignment in a long career of high-profile cases.
Lawyer: Mansfield man accused of killing daughter may claim insanity
A lawyer for a Mansfield man accused of killing his 6-year-old daughter says he plans to use an insanity defense.
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Lawyer: Reno illegally blocking access to witnesses in sex case against ex-cop
The lawyer for a young woman who is suing a former Reno police sergeant and the Reno Police Department filed an emergency motion asking a federal judge to stop the City Attorney’s office from “improper witness tampering.”
Attorney for man charged with sex crimes claims conflict of interest
After being trailed to the 1:30 p.m. court calendar, 19-year-old Raymond Smith Jr. was told he would have to wait another week for a preliminary hearing because he will need a new attorney.
Attorney withdraws in case involving death of police chief's daughter
An attorney representing the man accused of killing a local police chief's daughter withdraws from the case.
Attorney argues man shouldn’t have to pay victim
A Valparaiso man is arguing that he should not have to pay more than $500,000 to one of the victims of child pornography image he possessed because the victim has not shown a desire to receive therapy, according to court records.Michael Bosch, attorney for Nathaniel J. Worden, argues in a brief, filed in the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, that the victim, known as Amy, has collected more ...
Attorney Accused Of Overbilling County Court System
State prosecutors have filed criminal charges against an attorney who they said stole thousands of dollars in taxpayer money by overbilling a county court system.
Man pleads guilty to DuPage lawyer's murder
A Chicago man who participated in the 2009 murder of a DuPage County attorney and the theft of more than 40 antique guns from his home pleaded guilty today to murder and agreed to testify against his co-defendant, who prosecutors claim physically committed the crime.
Hawaii Attorney Lands Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011
Attorney, designer and former swimsuit model, Erika Ireland has landed the highly coveted Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2011 with her latest Hula-la! swimsuit designs.
District Attorney Requests That Judges Consider Increasing the Size of the Jury Pool
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro sent a letter to Judge Terry Alarcon, the Chief Judge of the Criminal District Court, requesting that the judges consider increasing the size of the jury pool at their next en banc meeting. This request comes a week after the court tried 13 jury trials in a single week, but some judges were precluded from trying cases based on the lack of available jurors.
Assistant District Attorney Convicts Defendant of Manslaughter Then Promptly Leaves Court to Pick Up Family Members ...
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office convicted Michael Curtis and Demond Solomon of manslaughter late Wednesday evening. In 2011, Criminal District Court Judge Camille Buras has presided over seven jury trials and is on pace to far surpass the number of trials conducted by any judge in 2010.
Chevron asks court to block $9.5B Ecuadorean award
A Chevron Corp. lawyer said Friday that the company will not apologize for damage that an oil company it purchased is accused of causing to Ecuador's rainforest even though the refusal means a $9.5 billion judgment against it will nearly double within days.
Fight between Secretary of State and lawyer caught on tape
A courthouse confrontation between Secretary of State Charlie White and a lawyer was caught on tape. White is currently under investigation for intentionally voting in the wrong precinct back in May. The confrontation between and the lawyer going after him happened the same day that grand jury witnesses were testifying against White in court. A courthouse confrontation between Secretary of State ...
Attorney General proposes changes to the Sunshine Law
New Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has proposed strengthening Georgia's Sunshine Law which covers records and meetings.
Emory lawyer: charge too drastic
The lawyer for Evan Emory, the 21-year-old singer charged with a felony over a YouTube video, told 24 Hour News 8 he is trying to negotiate a deal with the Muskegon County prosecutor's office.
Attorney files appeal of Gilley's detention order
The attorney for Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley is asking a federal judge to reverse a recent ruling that sent Gilley to jail for allegedly violating the conditions of his bond.
Killer's life spared, state attorney disappointed
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The State Attorney's Office says its disappointed a Clay County judge went against jury recommendations to sentence Kenneth McBride to death.
Holder visits Indy for US attorney's swearing in
Attorney General Eric Holder says former Indiana Secretary of State Joe Hogsett is off to a good start as U.S. attorney in Indianapolis.
Lawyer Reacts To No More Electronic Bingo
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange hopes to end the controversy over the legality of electronic bingo once and for all. He's made an agreement with machine manufacturers to get their equipment out of the state.
Attorney Eileen O'Malley, merged with Nicole Morris to form Morris & O'Malley PA
Attorney Eileen O'Malley, merged with Nicole Morris to form Morris & O'Malley PA