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Dominguez lawyer doubts witness' credibility
MANILA, Philippines – The lawyer of 2 men tagged in a series of carjacking and murder cases in Metro Manila and other provinces has cast doubts on the credibility of a prosecution witness.
Judge to consider new lawyer for Jackson doctor
The judge overseeing the case of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death will hear arguments Thursday on whether a new attorney with ties to the singer should be allowed to join the defense team.
Top lawyer to investigate Nixon
THE fate of disgraced AFL player manager Ricky Nixon will not be known for a fortnight after leading barrister David Galbally QC was called in to investigate.
State deputy attorney loses job after live-ammo tweet
INDIANAPOLIS #8212; An Indiana deputy attorney general #8220;is no longer employed #8221; by the state after Mother Jones magazine reported he tweeted that police should use live ammunition against Wisconsin labor protesters, the attorney general #8217;s office said Wednesday.
Lawyer For WikiLeaks' Assange Deliberately Misled Court, Judge Says
In ruling that the WikiLeaks founder should be extradited to Sweden for questioning in a rape investigation, the British judge has harsh words for Assange's attorney. Read the decision.
Residents' attorney questions application
The El-Zahra Foundation mosque application began its next stage as the attorney representing the residents who oppose the project began his cross-examination of witnesses.
Maguindanao massacre trial: Now, lawyer suggests bullets were implants
A defense lawyer in the Maguindanao massacre case on Thursday raised the possibility that metal fragments recovered from two victims did not come from bullets but were surgical implants.
Attorney Says Ethics Panel Can't Hear Complaint In Secret
An attorney for the Courier-Journal is trying to keep a Louisville Metro Ethics Commission hearing from being closed.
Indiana Deputy Attorney General fired after Tweeting ‘Use live ammunition’ to Wisconsin protesters
An Indiana Deputy Attorney General was fired from his job on Wednesday after tweeting ‘use live ammunition’, which was apparently as a response regarding Wisconsin protesters. Jeffrey Cox tweet screenshot Photo credit: MotherJones.com As published at MotherJones.com, Jeffrey Cox, the Deputy Attorney General for Indiana Attorney General’s Office was fired after replying to a tweet, [...]
Attorney General Pam Bondi opposes automatic restoration of civil rights
Attorney General Pam Bondi just completed her first Clemency Board meeting by announcing she opposes the automatic restoration of civil rights and will move to immediately change the process. A statement just released: “I fundamentally and philosophically oppose the concept of the automatic restoration of civil rights.  I believe that every convicted felon must actively apply for the restoration ...
Stepmothers Former Attorney Discusses Zahra Case
Elisa Bakers former attorney said she did her job, keeping her client from being charged with first-degree murder in the death of her stepdaughter, 10-year-old Zahra Baker.
Judge to consider new lawyer for Jackson doc
The judge overseeing the case of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death will hear arguments Thursday on whether a new attorney with ties to the singer should be allowed to join the defense team.
State serves woman, attorney with motion to remove 300 cats
The attorney for the Myrtle Beach woman accused of hoarding nearly 300 cats and keeping them in unsanitary conditions tells WMBF News the State now wants to remove the cats.
Syracuse lawyer Hurclee Maye disbarred by appellate court
Syracuse, NY - Syracuse lawyer Hurclee “Bill” Maye has been disbarred for ignoring disciplinary complaints against him, including one accusing him of forging a former girlfriend’s signature on deed paperwork for the home they once shared. Maye initially was suspended...
Attorney General Pam Bondi wants to stop automatic restoration of civil rights
By Steve Bousquet, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau Thursday, February 24, 2011 TALLAHASSEE — Attorney General Pam Bondi said Thursday it is too easy for felons to regain their civil rights in Florida and will urge new restrictions, including a waiting period of up to five years before they can seek clemency. Bondi's proposal immediately drew tentative support from spokesmen for Gov. Rick Scott ...
Ex-attorney negotiated Elisa Baker's cooperation
High-profile defense attorney Lisa Dubs, who had represented Elisa Baker, said Thursday that she helped negotiate Baker's cooperation with authorities, which led to the gathering of significant evidence in the death of her stepdaughter, Zahra Baker.
Attorney trying to stop state from using execution drug
The attorney, who represents several Kentucky death row inmates, says the state violated an order which halted implementation of any part of Kentucky's execution protocol.
Akron attorney tabbed for state casino panel
Akron attorney tabbed for state casino panel
Defense attorney: Jailed Zimbabwe activists beaten by authorities
Political activists and union members arrested in Zimbabwe last week and accused of plotting an Egyptian-style uprising against longtime President Robert Mugabe were beaten by state security agents, their attorney said Thursday.
Lawyer: Semen in bottle gross, not criminal
Lawyer: Semen in bottle gross, not criminal - SANTA ANA - A defense attorney told a jury here Th
Liberia: Charles Taylor's Lawyer Now Needs a Lawyer Himself
For more than three years, the charismatic defense lawyer Courtenay Griffiths has stood in front of international judges, arguing that former Liberian president Charles Taylor is not responsible for the horrific rapes, murders, and mutilations committed during Sierra Leone's 11 years civil conflict.
Charles Taylor's lawyer needs a lawyer | Alpha Sesay
Courtenay Griffiths QC, represented by Karadzic lawyer Peter Robinson, could face dismissal at disciplinary hearing before special court for Sierra Leone on Friday For more than three years, the charismatic defence lawyer Courtenay Griffiths has stood in front of international judges, arguing that former Liberian President Charles Taylor is not responsible for the horrific rapes, murders, and ...
Attorney A.J. Yolofsky Joins Ruden McClosky
Attorney A.J. Yolofsky Joins Ruden McCloskyAttorney to join the firms Litigation Practice GroupFT. LAUDERDALE, FLA February 23, 2011 The law firm of Ruden McClosky announces that Joseph A. J. Yolofsky has joined the firms Litigation Practice Group. In this capacity, Mr. Yolofsky will serve as an associate in the firms Ft. Lauderdale office located at 200 E. Broward Blvd.,...
Lawyer: Semen in bottle gross, not criminal
A defense attorney told a jury Thursday that his client's conduct in leaving his semen in a water bottle for a co-worker to drink was outrageous and egregious, but not criminal.
Controversial ex-Duke lacrosse player owes IRS $6.5M; lawyer calls it mistake
Nearly four years after receiving an undisclosed settlement from Duke University, Reade Seligmann, one of three lacrosse players exonerated in a racially charged rape case, owes the IRS almost $6.5 million in taxes, according to public records.
Lawyer: Activists arrested for Egypt-style revolt were tortured
Zimbabwe police tortured activists accused of plotting an Egypt-style uprising against President Robert Mugabe, their lawyer told a court Thursday.
Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli Talks to CBS 6
Virginia's Attorney General has put himself in the national spotlight since taking office last year. He's taken on a variety of issues, everything from the federal health care bill to immigration and environmental policies.
Attorney Blames Scott Sisters' Weight On Incarceration
The attorney for Jamie and Gladys Scott says they wouldn't be overweight if they hadn't been imprisoned.
Attorney investigating Millington mayor's hiring practices
A Mid-South attorney is investigating Millington's mayor and the way he hire city employees.
Lawyer: Activists arrested for Egypt-style revolt were tortured
Zimbabwe police tortured activists accused of plotting an Egypt-style uprising against President Robert Mugabe, their lawyer told a court Thursday.
Family lawyer, London hospital to negotiate fate of baby Joseph Maraachli
LONDON, Ont. - A southwestern Ontario couple fighting to bring their terminally ill baby home to die could have a resolution in their case as early as Monday.
Florida attorney general seeks restrictions on clemency
The state’s attorney general says it’s too easy for felons to regain their civil rights. She wants them to wait up to five years before they can seek clemency.
Lawyer in Greene lawsuit asks to expand city's e-mail search
Detroit — The lawyer representing the family of slain exotic dancer Tamara "Strawberry" Greene wants to expand a search the city of Detroit's e-mail system for clues that could show whether ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick or others obstructed an investigation into the woman's unsolved death.
Canada's longest-serving lawyer dies at 97
Canada's longest-practising lawyer, who was also a lauded philanthropist, dies after a legal career spanning more than seven decades
REGION: Defense attorney switches sides to join DA's office
A high-profile defense attorney has been tapped to help new District Attorney Paul Zellerbach lead Riverside County's army of more than 240 prosecutors.
Ampatuan defense lawyer suggests bullets were implants
A defense lawyer in the Maguindanao massacre case Thursday raised the possibility that metal fragments recovered from two victims did not come from bullets but were surgical implants.
Former attorney general joins Preti Flaherty
AUGUSTA -- Former Attorney General Janet Mills has joined law firm Preti Flaherty.
Chino city attorney pleads not guilty to DUI
WEST COVINA - Chino City Attorney Jimmy Gutierrez pleaded not guilty this week to two misdemeanor drunken driving charges.
Attorney tries to rattle Orie's former chief aide in corruption trial
Defense attorneys harried state Sen. Jane Orie's former chief aide, a key prosecution witness, on a series of inconsistencies between her trial testimony and a selection of her previous statements to prosecutors about the use of state resources for campaigning.
Attorney: Mt. Glen issues must be resolved
Stressing that litigation underway between 51 property owners and the Mt. Glen Lakes Association “is clearly not a matter before the local governing body” Township Attorney Fred Semrau on Feb. 16 got his requested approval to send a letter from the township to Association Attorney Eileen Borne advising people at Mt. Glen to settle their issues before coming back before the council.
Lawyer had some involvement in Ohton case
Although lawy erdidn’t work for either side in the case, and his name wasn’t in the public case file, attorneys for SDSU consider him “involved”
Lawyer outlines MediMar appeal
The Beulah medical marijuana farmer who was convicted last year of marijuana possession has appealed his case to the Colorado Court of Appeals, asking the court for full acquittal.
Attorney: Error in Cross case?
Quintin Cross, the former Hudson alderman who spent more than two years in prison, may have been given an invalid sentence, based on the legal interpretations of attorney Michael Howard and a 2008 memo sent by the Columbia County Probation Department to the District Attorney’s Office and County Judge Jonathan Nichols.
Casolo lawyer recuses himself
Casolo's bankruptcy attorney, Michael Mansion, of Albany had become increasingly concerned that his representation of Casolo was causing him ethical and legal problems. Casolo, of Voorheesville, is currently facing a host of legal troubles, from unpaid taxes to lawsuits accusing him of mismanaging investors' money. The bankruptcy trustee overseeing the case, William McCarthy, has also moved to ...
Denver won't refund parking fines, says city attorney
The Denver City Attorney's Office on Thursday issued a statement saying the city does not have to refund at least $774,850 in parking fines issued by two unauthorized parking enforcers.
Canada's longest-serving lawyer dies
Harry Walsh, an icon in local legal circles, died in a Winnipeg hospital early Thursday morning at age 97.
Defence lawyer challenges breathalyzer results
The lawyer representing a Fredericton man alleged to have smashed into a pickup truck while driving drunk challenged the accuracy of his client's breathalyzer readings in court Thursday.
Lawyer charged with hate crimes expected in court
A lawyer for New York's Department of Civil Service is expected to face a judge today.
Former Maine Attorney General Mills takes new job
Former Maine Attorney General Janet Mills has a new job. The Portland-based Preti Flaherty law firm said Mills has joined its litigation group in Augusta.
School superintendent retains attorney for representation
Putnam's school superintendent has hired a private lawyer with district funds.