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State’s attorney’s office recognizes employee, prosecutor of the year
Kane County State's Attorney's Office recognizes its Employee and Prosecutor of the Year.
Ames Attorney Arrested After Client Complains
An Ames attorney faces a charge after a client accused him of inappropriate behavior.
Suing a district attorney a tough case to win
Sometimes things don’t always go as planned for a district attorney, and prosecutors across the state might find themselves facing lawsuits from people who believe they’ve been wronged by the criminal justice system.
McHenry County State’s Attorney Bianchi’s misconduct trial begins today
McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi will find himself in an unfamiliar situation when he walks into a Woodstock courtroom Monday — he’ll be there as defendant, not prosecutor.The twice-elected Republican is standing trial on 21 felony charges alleging he ordered employees to do political work for him during office hours while they were supposed to be carrying out their official duties ...
Free-speech suit grows from lawyer's criticism of state ethics commission
A First Amendment lawsuit to be decided soon in U.S. District Court in Frankfort might establish whe
Attorney: Pot Raids Not a Change in Obama Policy
BUTTE – Recent raids by federal and local authorities on medical pot businesses in Montana does not mean the Obama administration has abandoned its policy of leaving legitimate medical marijuana patients and providers alone, the U.S. Attorney for Montana says. "The policies of the Department of Justice have not changed," Mike Cotter told a gathering of 60 lawyers at a meeting of the State Bar of ...
McHenry County State’s Attorney Bianchi’s misconduct trial begins Monday
McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi will find himself in an unfamiliar situation when he walks into a Woodstock courtroom Monday — he’ll be there as defendant, not prosecutor.The twice-elected Republican is standing trial on 21 felony charges alleging he ordered employees to do political work for him during office hours while they were supposed to be carrying out their official duties ...
McHenry County State’s Attorney Bianchi’s misconduct trial begins Monday
McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi will find himself in an unfamiliar situation when he walks into a Woodstock courtroom Monday — he’ll be there as defendant, not prosecutor.The twice-elected Republican is standing trial on 21 felony charges alleging he ordered employees to do political work for him during office hours while they were supposed to be carrying out their official duties ...
No pressure on heirs to accept blood money: lawyer
ISLAMABAD: The lawyer who represented the heirs of two young men shot dead by CIA operative Raymond Davis in Lahore has said there had been no pressure on his clients to accept Rs200 million as blood money, given to them in his presence in bundles of 5,000-rupee notes.
Assistant district attorney dies
Assistant District Attorney Arturo Jose Iniguez, 26, of Rancho Viejo, died this weekend, Cameron County District Attorney Armando R. Villalobos said in a press release Sunday night.
Box Office: It's 'Limitless' over 'Lincoln Lawyer'
In the weekend's hunk face-off, Bradley Cooper's film bests Matthew McConaughey's. Despite this, the slump continues. In the weekend's hunk face-off, Bradley Cooper's film bests Matthew McConaughey's. Despite this, the slump continues.
Uniontown Democrat challenges incumbent district attorney
John Cupp said that in his 30 years' experience representing criminal defendants in the county, he sees a need for change in the manner in which the district attorney's office is run.
Lawyer 'hoped to influence minister'
LAWYER Harold Shand handed $60,000 to corrupt cabinet minister Gordon Nuttall for "no sensibly identifiable legitimate reason", a court has heard.  
Perth lawyer is WA's new governor
NEWLY appointed West Australian Governor Malcolm McCusker AO QC says he plans to donate his $422,678 salary to charities.
Critics contend Assistant Attorney General Loretta King guided more by racial politics than the law
Attorney General Eric Holder may be the face of the Justice Department, but behind the scenes, a little-known assistant attorney general named Loretta King (no relation to Martin Luther King, Jr.) has been the driving force behind the DOJ’s recent, most questionable racially motivated decisions.
Lawyer to become new WA governor
Prominent Perth lawyer Malcolm McCusker has been named Western Australia's new governor when Ken Michael steps down in April.
Lawyer pol bids for higher malpractice fees
A powerful state senator who is a medical-malpractice attorney has sparked a furor by pushing a bill to boost trial lawyers' pay by eliminating 2-decade-old limits on legal fees in such cases. Sen. John DeFrancisco (R-Syracuse), chairman of the Finance Committee, is "of counsel" to the Syracuse medical-malpractice law firm...
Lawyer to become new WA governor
Prominent Perth lawyer Malcolm McCusker has been named Western Australia's new governor when Ken Michael steps down in April.
Lawyer to become new WA governor
Prominent Perth lawyer Malcolm McCusker has been named Western Australia's new governor when Ken Michael steps down in April.
Attorney’s fees denied in “Dyas Triangle” lawsuit
The request by the city of Fairhope and Mayor Tim Kant to recover $1.2 million in attorney’s fees from the plaintiffs in the “Dyas Triangle” lawsuit was denied Wednesday in an eight-page order.
Texas torture suspect seeks court-appointed lawyer
share: digg facebook twitter Texas torture suspect seeks court-appointed lawyer WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — A Texas man accused of torturing a woman for two weeks on a device used for skinning deer is set to appear in court for the first time in the case.
Free-speech suit grows from lawyer's criticism of state ethics commission
A First Amendment lawsuit to be decided soon in U.S. District Court in Frankfort might establish whe
Lawyer: Lacson will soon come out
The lawyer of fugitive Senator Panfilo Lacson said he will soon face the public after the Court of Appeals decided to quash with finality his criminal dues in connection with the Dacer-Corbito case.
McHenry Co. prosecutor's trial starts today
McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi is charged with using county resources for political purposes. It's believed to be unprecedented in Illinois for a sitting state's attorney to face felony indictments.
Lawyer to run marathon for the deafblind
CITY lawyer and comedian, Jeff O'Boyle, is taking on the challenge of a lifetime by running this year's Virgin London Marathon to raise money for deafblind children an
State Senator Seeks To Limit Attorney General
An Illinois state senator wants to make sure the attorney general doesn’t argue cases where there’s a conflict of interest, but he faces an uphill battle.
Attorney General’s office announces housing workshops
The Attorney General’s Mortgage Fraud Task Force is sponsoring free statewide housing workshops on March 22 in Milford and March 23 in Wilmington to help Delawareans who are at risk of losing their homes to foreclosure.
Teel will not seek new term as county attorney
Madison County Attorney Jerome Teel announced he will not seek reappointment to his current position as the county's legal representation.
Misconduct trial of McHenry Co. state's attorney starts today
The war is about to begin.
Attorney honored by county bar association
Police on Monday arrested two teenagers on drug possession charges after seeing them loitering near...
Pa. gurney attorney jailed for theft from clients
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a western Pennsylvania attorney who was again wheeled into court on a gurney to 18 months to six years in prison for stealing $99,000 from clients, even though his friends testified he's too sick to be incarcerated. Fayette County Judge Steve Leskinen sentenced 53-year-old Mark Morrison on Friday. Morrison will also spend eight years on probation ...
McHenry County State’s Attorney Bianchi’s misconduct trial begins Monday
McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi will find himself in an unfamiliar situation when he walks into a Woodstock courtroom Monday — he’ll be there as defendant, not prosecutor.The twice-elected Republican is standing trial on 21 felony charges alleging he ordered employees to do political work for him during office hours while they were supposed to be carrying out their official duties ...
Lawyer on trial after fraud case
A JERSEY lawyer accused of helping his accountant father in a multi-million-pound fraud has gone on trial in the Royal Court.
Berlusconi's lawyer says premier will appear in court 'within the possible limits'
MILAN - Silvio Berlusconi's lawyer says the premier will appear at his trials as his duties allow.
Connecticut Attorney General Pushes To Criminalize Cyber Bullying
Right now, if a bully who targets kids on the internet is caught, he or she would likely be charged with a misdemeanor - breach of peace or, perhaps, harassment.
Lawyer: Bonds admits using steroids
Barry Bonds admits using steroids during his baseball career, his lawyer told a jury Tuesday. The catch is that Bonds' personal trainer misled him into believing he was taking flax seed oil and arthritis cream.
Toledo Attorney Joe Clarke Launches New Firm and Website
Toledo Attorney Joe Clarke is pleased to announce his new practice with office space in downtown Toledo. Joe understands the challenges his clients may be facing and makes it a priority to leverage his experience for their benefit. (PRWeb March 21, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20
Attorney: Sex with boy 'consensual'
The attorney for a Malvern, Iowa, man accused of sexually abusing a 17-year-old said Monday that his client was involved in one sexual act and it was “totally consensual.”
Illinois attorney pushing language law
PALATINE, Ill., March 21 (UPI) -- An Illinois attorney says he wants to remove what he considers offensive words from the state's law books.
UH alumnus lawyer and former judge hosted Tuesday night
Houston lawyer and former state district judge Alvin L. Zimmerman will give a lecture on family law and forensic psychology at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Rockwell Pavilion, located on the second floor of the M.D. Anderson Memorial Library. Zimmerman, a UH alumnus, was invited by the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology Club, [...]
Groupon Faces Widespread Alcohol Sale Problems, Attorney Says
Groupon faces widespread problems related to its discount deals with restaurants and retailers who s
Attorney General: Judge had no authority to take action against budget repair law
Lawyers for four Republican legislative leaders told a state appeals court Monday that their clients are immune from lawsuits while they're in session, and that a Dane County judge who froze Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill had overreached her authority.
Rajaratnam’s Hilton Stock Purchase Lawful, Defense Attorney Tells Jurors
Raj Rajaratnam ’s lawyers sought to use the cross-examination of a government witness to show his hedge fund, Galleon Group LLC, had legitimate reasons to buy Hilton Hotels Corp. stock before its 2007 buyout that didn’t involve inside information.
Attorney General appeals restraining order on labor law
In a case that appears bound for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Monday asked the state appeals court to lift a Dane County judge's hold on a law sharply curtailing public union bargaining.
Hilton Stock Purchase Lawful, Rajaratnam’s Lawyer Tells Jury
Raj Rajaratnam’s lawyers sought to use cross-examination of a government witness to show Galleon Group LLC had legitimate reasons to buy Hilton Hotels Corp. stock before its 2007 buyout that didn’t involve inside information.
Former govt lawyer gets prison in immigration case
A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney has been sentenced to more than 17 years in prison for taking bribes and filing false papers for immigrants seeking to remain legally in the United States.
Former federal immigration attorney gets 17 years in prison for role in immigration scam
LOS ANGELES — A former Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney was sentenced Monday to more than 17 years in prison for running a scam in which he and his wife created false documents allowing immigrants to live and work in the U.S.
Lawyer: Patriots' Brandon Meriweather a 'peacekeeper,' didn't shoot anyone
Lawyer for Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather says he has proof his client wasn't involved in a shooting in Apopka in February New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather, who has been in a media storm over his possible involvement in a recent Central Florida shooting, should no longer be considered a suspect, according to his lawyer.
Lawyer: Patriots' Brandon Meriweather didn't shoot anyone
Lawyer for Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather says he has proof his client wasn't involved in a shooting in Apopka in February New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather, who has been in a media storm over his possible involvement in a recent Central Florida shooting, should no longer be considered a suspect, according to his lawyer.
Lawyer: Patriots' Brandon Meriweather didn't shoot anyone
Lawyer for Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather says he has proof his client wasn't involved in a shooting in Apopka in February New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather, who has been in a media storm over his possible involvement in a recent Central Florida shooting, should no longer be considered a suspect, according to his lawyer.