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Attorney clears Tybee couuncil member Doyle of any wrongdoing
An outside attorney has found that Tybee Island City Council member Wanda Doyle violated no laws when her landscaping company sold $6,620 worth of supplies to the city from Nov. 9, 2006, through Dec. 17, 2009. Richmond Hill Attorney Ray Smith also said in his written opinion that there was no ethical violation beyond one that would be "extremely minimal and technical at best." For future ...
Kissel Was Depressed, Provoked to Kill Husband, Lawyer Says
Nancy Kissel was suffering from clinical depression when she was provoked into killing her Merrill Lynch & Co. banker husband in 2003, the 46-year-old American’s lawyer told a jury at her murder retrial in Hong Kong.
Attorney: County should be liable in family's death
A lawyer for the estate of a Denver family who died of carbon-monoxide poisoning claims Pitkin County's lax inspection "unlocked the door to the 'death trap,' " the Aspen Times reported.
Godhra verdict travesty of justice, says lawyer Shanti Bhushan
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Prominent Supreme Court lawyer and public interest activist Shanti Bhushan Tuesday said the verdict in the Godhra train carnage case coming nine years after the incident was a 'travesty of justice' and added that it reflected poorly on India's judicial system that most of the 63 acquitted people were in jail for all these years.
Godhra verdict travesty of justice, says lawyer Prashant Bhushan
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) Prominent Supreme Court lawyer and public interest activist Prashant Bhushan Tuesday said the verdict in the Godhra train carnage case coming nine years after the incident was a 'travesty of justice' and added that it reflected poorly on India's judicial system that most of the 63 acquitted people were in jail for all these years.
Godhra verdict travesty of justice, says lawyer Prashant Bhushan
Prominent Supreme Court lawyer and public interest activist Prashant Bhushan Tuesday said the verdict in the Godhra train carnage case coming nine years after the incident was a 'travesty of justice' and added that it reflected poorly on India's judicial system that most of the 63 acquitted people were in jail for all these years.
Parole of Main Line attorney opposed by accuser
The man who lost his life savings to the thievery of a Main Line attorney is asking state prison and local court officials to deny the attorney’s bid for parole, comparing the case to that of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff.
County attorney, investigators to discuss shooting
ST. GEORGE - Washington City Public Safety investigators and the Washington County Attorney's Office are expected to meet today to discuss possible charges against a man suspected of shooting his wife and her son Friday night.
Relief soon for tainted drywall homes, says attorney general
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana's attorney general says about 109 state residents, whose homes have defective drywall, will soon see relief as plans are finalized to start the first home repairs. The court-approved pilot program is expected to remediate about 300 homes in Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida at no cost to the homeowners. In Louisiana, the homeowners are primarily ...
Jury incorrectly invalidated Mobile lawyer's will, say lawyers for beneficiary
A jury erred when it invalidated the will of Mobile lawyer Joseph Brunson, according to the Monday arguments of the attorney for the beneficiary of that will.
Bill Quigley: Blind Human Rights Lawyer Beaten and Isolated in Chinese Crackdown
Chen Guangcheng, a blind, 39 year old, self-taught, human rights lawyer in China who was recently released after years in prison has been put in...
Lawyer: Barahona's Wife Filing For Divorce
The wife of a man accused of pouring acid on his 10-year-old son in a pest control truck along Interstate 95 is filing for divorce.
Judge: Galleon Witness’s Lawyer Must Table Plans to Become a Prosecutor
A lawyer for a cooperating witness in the insider-trading case against Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam will have to reconsider his plans to potentially join the ranks of federal prosecutors, a federal judge said Tuesday.
Lawyer: School janitor played bit part in drug ring
The lawyer for a Pulaski Street School janitor arrested in connection with an alleged three-man cocaine ring in Riverhead is saying his 41-year-old client was only a bit player in the alleged operation. “It seems to me that [Troy Trent] was a really low person on the totem pole,” said the attorney, Fred Fisher of [...]
MONROE: Murder suspect's attorney to ask for lower bail
MONROE — Defense attorney Steven Altman is in the process of filing a motion regarding the amount of bail and a hindering apprehension charge for his client, Tianle Li, who has been charged with poisoning her husband, Xiaoye Wang, who died Jan. 26 of thallium poisoning.
DA now looking into Holy Family basketball incident
The District Attorney's office says they are now investigating the incident involving the Holy Family University basketball coach.
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal urges review of rest stop deal; DOT quickly says it's fine
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is questioning whether the partnership selected to manage and renovate Connecticut's highway rest stops was truthful in its successful bid to gain the 35-year contract.
Foreclosure firm challenges attorney general's right to investigate
WEST PALM BEACH The Florida Attorney General's Office argued Tuesday morning before an appellate court that the agency has the right to investigate the practices of foreclosure law firms, including issuing subpoenas for records.
Fountain Hills town attorney comes under fire
Fountain Hills town attorney under fire after state report on council's handling of executive session discussion
Another Harvey Updkye attorney wants off the Toomer's Corner poisoning case
Another court-appointed attorney wants off the Toomer's Corner tree poisoning case in Auburn. Jerry W. Hauser filed a motion to withdraw as Jerry Updyke's attorney in court papers in Lee County District Court on Tuesday morning.
Historic lawyer strike ends on bitter note in Quebec
MONTREAL - Quebec passed legislation ordering its striking Crown prosecutors and government lawyers back to work Tuesday in a historic, bitter labour dispute.A two-week strike, considered the first of its kind in Canada, crippled the provincial justice system with only a skeleton staff of prosecutors and lawyers providing essential services.The Charest government passed the special law early ...
Cape Girardeau attorney sentenced for felony stealing
A former Limbaugh Law Firm Attorney who pleaded guilty to felony stealing was sentenced on Tuesday morning.
Tulsa City Attorney Says Council Can't Change Budget
The Interim City Attorney said Tuesday the City Council doesn't have the legal authority to change the City budget.
Foreclosure firm challenges attorney general's right to investigate
Only the Florida Bar can check on lawyers, firm argues in appeals court The Florida Attorney General's Office argued Tuesday morning before an appellate court that the agency has the right to investigate the practices of foreclosure law firms, including issuing subpoenas for records.
Another attorney wants out of tree-poisoning case
A second attorney is asking to be removed from representing the man charged with poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees on Auburn University's campus.
Assange lawyer stands by his comments
LAWYER Mark Stephens stands by his comments that criminal action against Julian Assange is politically-motivated.
Assange lawyer stands by comments
Julian Assange's lawyer stands by his comments that sex assault allegations against the Australian are politically-motivated.
Assange lawyer stands by comments
Julian Assange's lawyer stands by his comments that sex assault allegations against the Australian are politically-motivated.
New attorney appointed for Jacob Berlinghoff
A new attorney was appointed this morning for a Redding man whose 15-year-old daughter went missing for a month late last year and is now accuses her father of fondling her in 2008.
Auburn tree poisoning case: Second lawyer requests removal, third attorney appointed
A third attorney has been appointed to represent the man charged with poisoning the Toomer's Corner trees on Auburn University's campus.
Joel Sterns, veteran N.J. casino lawyer, dead at 76
Joel H. Sterns, a pioneering casino lawyer who helped shepherd New Jersey's first gambling hall through the licensing process in the 1970s, has died of complications from heart disease. He was 76.
Court appoints third attorney in Auburn tree case
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- A third attorney has been appointed to represent the man charged with poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees on Auburn University's campus.
Lawyer: Wife of Florida man charged with dousing son with chemicals plans to file for divorce
MIAMI - The wife of a Miami father accused of dousing their 10-year-old son with toxic chemicals plans to file for divorce. Jorge Barahona has pleaded not guilty to attempted first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse for allegedly pouring chemicals on his son.
Krechowski named new Neptune Beach city attorney
NEPTUNE BEACH - In selecting a new city attorney, the City Council picked a former city board member who comes at a significantly lower price than the current legal counsel.
Court appoints 3rd attorney in tree-poisoning case
A third attorney has been appointed to represent the man charged with poisoning the Toomer's Corner trees on Auburn University's campus.
Attorney: council can't amend budget
Tulsa's city attorney says the city council cannot make changes to the budget. Councilors say they've never heard anything like this before.
Court appoints third attorney in tree case
A third attorney has been appointed to represent the man charged with poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees on Auburn University's campus.
3rd lawyer assigned to Auburn tree case
Maybe the third time's a charm for Harvey Updyke, the man accused of poisoning Auburn University's famed Toomer's Corner oak trees. A third lawyer has been appointed to his case, after the first two withdrew from the case.
Bankruptcy lawyer on trial on charges he defrauded clients
Syracuse, NY - Syracuse bankruptcy lawyer Christopher Chadick went on trial in Onondaga County Court today on charges he defrauded clients by taking retainer fees and not doing the legal work. Chadick, 58, of Hood Avenue, is facing charges of...
Runaway's lawyer faces ethics charges
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A Florida lawyer who represented a teenage runaway who said her Muslim parents might kill her has been charged with ethical violations.
Michael ‘Mike' Sheffield, 61: Criminal attorney known for calm manner
Michael ‘Mike' Sheffield, 61: Criminal attorney known for calm manner
Attorney: Bad weather causes hearing holdup
BY DAVE BENJAMIN Staff Writer JACKSON — The attorney representing a development application that has been before the Planning Board since 2004 said a recent stretch of bad weather prevented professionals from visiting the subject property to gather specific information the board requested. read more
Lawyer: case weak for rape charge in bullying case
The lawyer for a former South Hadley High School student charged with statutory rape in the alleged bullying of a schoolmate who killed herself says prosecutors have failed to present evidence to support their case.
Runaway's Lawyer Faces Ethics Charges
A Florida lawyer who represented a teenage runaway who said her Muslim parents might kill her has been charged with ethical violations. John Stemberger, who practices in Orlando, says statements he made in interviews with Fox News about Fathima Rifqa Bary are protected by the First Amendment.
Lawyer: Rape charge lacks evidence
The lawyer for a former Massachusetts high school student charged with statutory rape in connection with the suicide of a classmate in a high-profile bullying case says prosecutors have failed to present evidence to support their allegations.
Joel Sterns, veteran NJ casino lawyer, dead at 76
Joel H. Sterns, a pioneering casino lawyer who helped shepherd New Jersey's first gambling hall through the licensing process in the 1970s, has died of complications from heart disease.
Attorney to brief lawmakers on missed bond payments
GOSHEN — Orange County Attorney David Darwin is scheduled to brief county lawmakers Wednesday on the county’s redirection of rental payments for a Newburgh office building in 2009 and the $181,944 in bond payments that went unpaid as a result.
District attorney’s office rules police shooting justified
The Napa County District Attorney’s Office ruled Tuesday that the officer-involved fatal shooting of a Napa resident in November was justified, calling the incident “reasonable self defense”.
Cops: Fresno lawyer, client died of shots to head
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Fresno divorce lawyer and her client both died last week of gunshot wounds to the head. Madera County sheriff's officials say attorney Judith Soley and Sandra Williamson were fatally shot last week by Williamson's husband, James Williamson, as the two women were leaving a Bass Lake restaurant during a break in court proceedings. James Williamson then ...
Lawyer-Businessman Gets Regulators' Ok To Acquire North Las Vegas Bank
Lawyer and businessman Jason Awad of Las Vegas said that he received approval Tuesday from federal and state regulators to acquire 1st Commerce Bank of North Las Vegas. He expects to take over operations March 15 after Capitol Bancorp, a holding company