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Attorney makes run at assembly seat
South Shore attorney Matt Williams discusses is candidacy for the California Assembly's vacant 4th district seat at his home Wednesday morning. • Dennis Campanale: Campanale is a Roseville resident and retired fire chief.
Attorney makes run at assembly seat
South Shore attorney Matt Williams discusses is candidacy for the California Assembly's vacant 4th district seat at his home Wednesday morning. • Dennis Campanale: Campanale is a Roseville resident and retired fire chief.
Gringo, lawyer clueless on when Lacson would surface
The lawyer of fugitive Sen. Panfilo Lacson is clueless on when the lawmaker would surface after the Court of Appeals (CA) cleared him in the Dacer-Corbito double murder case.
Attorney: Thurby still mayor
Corydon Mayor Larry Thirty's temporary removal from office was done without legal basis and he's essentially been mayor all along, the city's attorney said Thursday.
Chief prosecutor gives up oversight of probe into lawyer's death
Prosecutor and lawyer had traded voicemails about a day before standoff
Attorney for anonymous bidder claims shelter bid is 'tainted'
An attorney for an anonymous bidder on the Middle Keys animal control contract is alleging the process has been "tainted" by collusion and favoritism. Russell A. Yagel, an attorney for an unnamed... read more
City attorney says former cop waived his right for unemployment benefits
City Attorney, Larry Wilder said former police officer Shawn Kennedy gave up his right to claim unemployment benefits when he signed an agreement with the city to resign.
Attorney general argues against union suit
COLUMBIA -- South Carolina's attorney general told a federal judge Thursday that he should dismiss a union's lawsuit against Gov. Nikki Haley after she said she would fight to keep unions out of the Boeing Co. plant in North Charleston.
Jailed attorney Douglas Patterson's creditors can still file claims
An attorney sentenced to prison last week for stealing client funds has filed for bankruptcy but the deputy prosecutor who handled his case said it's not too late to submit claims for reimbursement.
Lawyer: Evidence lacking in death
An attorney for a teenager accused of raping and killing his 4-year-old half sister said Thursday that the case against his client lacks physical evidence
District Attorney Risa Ferman to speak at St. Thomas', Whitemarsh
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Ferman give a presentation on ethics in law enforcement and the criminal justice system at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 6 as part of an ongoing Sunday forum series at St. Thomas’ Church, Whitemarsh, focusing on ethics.
Judge wants to know why Gosnells don't have a lawyer
Kermit Gosnell had a West Philadelphia medical practice that purportedly made him a millionaire, sent his six children to private schools, and funded such creature comforts as a beach house at the Jersey Shore.
Lawyer suspended for having sex with client
Associated Press - February 4, 2011 3:05 AM ET ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A lawyer who was convicted of having sex with a client in exchange for his professional services has been suspended from...
Attorney Wendy McGreevy Joins Adoption Network Law Center
Adoption Network Law Center (ANLC), a provider of adoption services to Adoptive Parents, is announcing the addition of attorney Wendy McGreevy to the ANLC Team. Wendy has joined Adoption Network Law Center with a strong desire to be part of a team dedicated to helping build families and making a difference in people's lives through adoption. (PRWeb February 04, 2011) Read the full story at ...
Judge wants to know why Gosnells don't have a lawyer
Kermit Gosnell had a West Philadelphia medical practice that purportedly made him a millionaire, sent his six children to private schools, and funded such creature comforts as a beach house at the Jersey Shore.
Attorney: Suppress statements
An attorney for a Sterling Heights man accused of kidnapping and raping his former girlfriend will ask a judge to suppress his client's statements "implicating himself" in the crime.
Lawyer suspended for having sex with client
A lawyer who was convicted of having sex with a client in exchange for his professional services has been suspended from practicing law for one year.
Attorney: Navy officer never told to stop videos
An officer fired from command of his aircraft carrier for broadcasting raunchy videos to thousands of sailors was never ordered to stop, the officer's attorney said Monday, disputing the Navy's claim that it put an end to the "inappropriate content."
TPS hires Cleveland lawyer to help lead contract talks
The Toledo Board of Education on Thursday hired a Cleveland lawyer to help lead negotiations this spring with the district's labor unions. In a 4-1 vote at a special meeting, the school board approved hiring Craig M. Brown of the Cleveland office of Littler Mendelson. The firm on its Web site describes itself as "the nation's largest employment and labor law firm representing management." Brenda ...
Attorney explains new laws to Madison board
MADISON - Madison City School attorney Woody Sanderson offered some very valuable advice regarding the new state ethics laws to the board members at Thursday night's meeting: "Some rules have changed significantly," said Sanderson. "The fact that it used to be OK doesn't mean it still is."
Lawyer for Holding Center detainees named to panel
An attorney who for years has waged fights to improve conditions at the Erie County Holding Center was among those appointed Thursday to a new advisory panel that will review operations at the county’s two prisons.
Bisard's attorney seeks to drop charges
The attorney for suspended IMPD officer David Bisard says he plans to file a motion to dismiss the DUI charges against officer Bisard on Friday. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
Lawyer Hopes To Free Innocent Inmates In New Jersey
Leslie Risinger is heading up the last resort exoneration project thru Seton Hall Law School, helping prison inmates who were wrongly convicted.
Ivorian reporters tortured, jailed illegally: lawyer
Aboubakar Sanogo and Charles Kangbe, reporters for an unlicensed TV station in the northern rebel-held city of Bouake, were arrested during a trip to the country's main city Abidjan to interview Gbagbo's rival, Alassane Ouattara.
Attorney Wendy McGreevy Joins Adoption Network Law Center
Adoption Network Law Center (ANLC), a provider of adoption services to Adoptive Parents, is announcing the addition of attorney Wendy McGreevy to the ANLC Team. Wendy has joined Adoption Network Law Center with a strong desire to be part of a team dedicated to helping build families and making a difference in people's lives through adoption.
Defense attorney: Dorchester man did not know firearm was in his backpack
DEDHAM -- A Dorchester man charged with bringing a "machine gun" to a college campus in Wellesley had no idea that the weapon had been stashed in his backpack, his defense attorney said today.
Lawyer suspended for having sex with client
A lawyer who was convicted of having sex with a client in exchange for his professional services has been suspended from practicing law for one year.
Lawyer suspended for having sex with client
A lawyer who was convicted of having sex with a client in exchange for his professional services has been suspended from practicing law for one year.
Mich. mosque plot suspect says he wants new lawyer
A California man accused of threatening to blow up a Detroit-area mosque told a judge on Friday he wanted a new lawyer, saying his current counsel "is a Shiite" and a "patron of the mosque."
Lawyer asked to atone for unethical act by free legal service
New Delhi, Feb 4 (PTI) An advocate was asked by the Delhi High Court today to render free legal service to the poor in a dozen cases by way of atonement for his "unethical" act.Justice Hima Kohli asked the advocate to render free service to the poor, terming as "unethical" his act of overawing and threatening the jeweller of his client''s estranged wife by writing to him an unauthorised letter ...
Detroit Mosque Terror Suspect Wants New Lawyer
Accused of Bomb Threat at Mich. Mosque, Man - Allegedly a Convert to Islam - Says His Attorney Is a Shiite
Lawyer envisions to get cars off road through ‘road revolution’
LAWYER Antonio Oposa is calling for a revolution. Not the type that involves changing governments, but one that involves changing the public mindset. The Ramon Magsaysay awardee wants to get cars off the streets. His proposal, which he based on models in some First World countries, is to divide the road into four lanes: 10 percent will be devoted to an edible garden, 30 percent to a mass ...
Lawyer: Mets Owe Madoff Victims $300M
Lawyers say a court-appointed trustee wants the owners of the New York Mets to give up $300 million -- money he says is fake profit from Bernard Madoff's epic Ponzi scheme.
Attorney For Wilpon And Katz Fires Back At Madoff Trustee
The attorneys representing the holding company for the New York Mets, the Major League Baseball team owned by Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz, essentially accused Madoff Trustee Irving Picard of cherry picking what funds he chose to look at to come up with his liability claim against Sterling Equities. See [...]
NM police officer gets new attorney
Quay County District Attorney Ron Reeves will prosecute a Clovis police officer charged with vehicular homicide.
Michigan mosque plot suspect gets new lawyer
A hearing to determine whether there is probable cause to try a California man on charges of plotting to blow up a Detroit-area mosque was put on hold Friday to give him time to talk to his new lawyer.
Attorney: Ex-Cowboy settles lawsuit over collapse
A former Dallas Cowboys player who was inside the team's practice facility when it collapsed in 2009 has settled a lawsuit against the company that designed the building and companies operated by team owner Jerry Jones.
Mosque bomb plot hearing delayed after suspect rejects Muslim lawyer
Dearborn— Charges against decorated Vietnam War veteran Roger Stockham for his alleged plot to set off explosives outside the area's largest mosque were delayed today by a controversy over a mental competency test and Stockham's rejection of his court-appointed attorney, a Muslim.
Lawyer: Ex-Dallas Cowboys player Jamar Hunt settles canopy collapse suit
A former Dallas Cowboys player who was inside the team's practice facility when it collapsed in 2009 has settled a lawsuit against the company that designed the building and companies operated by team owner Jerry Jones.
Virginia joins in probe of Bank of New York
The Virginia state attorney general's office Friday said it is looking into a whistleblower lawsuit that accuses Bank of New York Mellon of overcharging the state's pension funds by using "false exchange rates."
Errant lawyer to fight 12 free cases: Delhi HC
A lawyer, who tried to threaten a jeweller to elicit information about purchases done by his client's estranged wife, has been ordered to render pro bono work in 12 cases by the Delhi high court.
District Attorney Hallie Dixon to interview expert in Georgia for Nodine case
BAY MINETTE -- Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon and three others from her staff plan to travel to Georgia next week to meet with one of the forensic scientists who testified in December in the murder case against former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine.
Dead Guantanamo prisoner was no enemy, lawyer says
The Afghan prisoner who died at the Guantanamo detention camp this week had quit the Taliban forces because he considered them corrupt, and he was never "in any way" an enemy of the United States, the man's lawyer said on Friday.
Vt attorney general: Police shooting was justified
Vermont's top law enforcement officer says a state trooper was justified in shooting at a motorist who exhibited erratic behavior last August in West Charleston.
Lawyer: Former Cowboy settles lawsuit
DALLAS - A former Dallas Cowboys player who was inside the team's practice facility when it collapsed in 2009 has settled a lawsuit against the company that designed the facility and companies operated by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the player's lawyer said Friday.
Attorney: Ex-Cowboy settles lawsuit over collapse
A former Dallas Cowboys player who was inside the team's practice facility when it collapsed in 2009 has settled a lawsuit against the company that designed the facility and companies operated by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, the player's attorney said Friday. Tight end Jamar Hunt received an undisclosed amount as a result of the settlement with Summit Structures and its Canadian parent,...
Bisard's attorney wants drunk driving charges dismissed
An attorney has filed a motion to dismiss six drunk driving charges against IMPD officer David Bisard.
Judge: No free lawyer for Philly abortion doctor
A doctor accused of running a filthy abortion clinic and using scissors to kill babies should sell assets if necessary to hire a lawyer for his murder trial because he doesn't qualify for a public defender, a judge ruled Friday.
Attorney for accused double-murderer grills detective
Judge warns defendant Kenneth D. Perry to refrain from histrionics An attorney representing Kenneth D. Perry, accused of committing a double murder in 1998, tried Friday to methodically take apart a homicide detective's investigation of the case during the defendant's second trial in Baltimore Circuit Court.
Michigan mosque plot suspect fires attorney for being a Shiite Muslim; new attorney appointed
DEARBORN, Mich. - The California man accused of plotting to blow up a Detroit-area mosque rejected his court-appointed counsel Friday, upset that the attorney is a Shiite Muslim and a "patron" of the Islamic centre where he was arrested.