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Lawyer: Pakistani court says US man lacks immunity
A Pakistani trial court determined Thursday that an American CIA contractor does not have diplomatic immunity in the shooting deaths of two Pakistanis but held off on charging him with murder, said a lawyer involved in the case.
Lawyer: Pakistani court says US man lacks immunity
A Pakistani trial court determined Thursday that an American CIA contractor does not have diplomatic immunity in the shooting deaths of two Pakistanis but held off on charging him with murder, said a lawyer involved in the case.
Lawyer: Pakistani Court Says US Man Lacks Immunity
Pakistani trial court determines American CIA contractor does not have immunity, lawyer says
Attorney General Jepsen announces preservation effort
HARTFORD — A court decision protecting an historic building in Wallingford from demolition establishes a new precedent in Connecticut, which may help to preserve its remaining historic resources, Attorney General George Jepsen said Tuesday.
Pakistan court adjourns US shooter hearing: lawyer
A Pakistani court has said that the murder trial of a CIA contractor would go ahead, despite the insistence of the US government that he has diplomatic immunity.
Lawyer: Pakistani court says Raymond Davis lacks immunity
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani trial court determined Thursday that an American CIA contractor does not have diplomatic immunity in the shooting deaths of two Pakistanis but held off on charging him with murder, said a lawyer involved in the case. The decision is at least a temporary blow to Washington, which insists the
Attorney defiant on Cook donation limit
Chicago tax attorney Herbert B. Rosenberg’s $1,000 donation last year to the campaign of Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios violated local campaign contribution laws.That’s according to a letter Rosenberg received from the Cook County Ethics Board, which is investigating charges that some attorneys gave illegal contributions to the Berrios campaign, Rosenberg’s attorney said Wednesday.Attorney ...
Tax attorney’s lawyer shrugs off charge that Assessor Joe Berrios contribution is illegal
Chicago tax attorney Herbert B. Rosenberg’s $1,000 donation to the winning campaign of Cook County Assessor Joe Berrios last year violated local campaign contribution laws.That’s according to a letter he received from the Cook County’s Ethics Board, which is investigating charges that a series of attorneys gave illegal contributions to the Berrios campaign, Rosenberg’s attorney confirmed ...
City Attorney's Office adds lawyer
City Attorney Dave Pfeifle has announced that Colleen Moran has joined the City Attorney's Office. Moran will be human relations manager, ADA coordinator and assistant city attorney. She joins the staff after previously working as deputy state's attorney for the Minnehaha County State's Attorney's Office. Moran is a South Dakota native. She received a bachelor's degree in English from Dakota ...
Lawyer sues prosecutor in fraud case
A Tulsa lawyer who is accused of embezzling money from clients is suing the prosecutor in the case.
School board unsure of attorney policies
Controversy surrounding a school board policy granting the superintendent the right to hire a private attorney with school district funds has caused school board members to consider revising the policy.
AG to review exit pay for Blue Cross executive
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley said yesterday that her office has begun an investigation into the employment contract and severance package given to Cleve L. Killingsworth, former chief executive of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, by the board of the nonprofit health insurer.
Attorney general's FINSAC appeal struck out
The Court of Appeal yesterday struck out an appeal filed by the attorney general because the requisite procedure was not followed.It was an appeal in which the attorney general was challenging the Judicial Review Court's...
Defense attorney: Second youth seen firing gun in Easton slaying
The attorney for a 16-year-old boy accused of shooting his brother at Easton Town Center says at least four witnesses saw another youth also fire a gun during the altercation.
Bill takes step toward elected attorney general
A bill calling for a proposed state constitutional amendment that would allow voters to select the attorney general is scheduled to be heard this afternoon by the Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee.
Adams named U.S. attorney for the region
Felicia Collette Adams of Jackson is President Barack Obama’s choice for U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Mississippi.
Lawyer.com Directory Tops Page Speed Score for U.S. Legal Sites According to Amazon's Alexa Service
Lawyer.com site speed helps lawyers and clients make better matches and attracts more search engine visitors. (PRWeb March 03, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20
Attorney Sergei Lemberg Challenges Denver Post's Characterization of Fair Debt Attorneys
Consumer fair debt collection attorney Sergei Lemberg challenged the Denver Post's characterization of fair debt attorneys in its February 27 story, "Consumers Dealing with Debt Collectors Become Stuck in a Vicious Cycle of Lawsuits." Lemberg asserts that the Denver Post piece unfairly singled out consumer attorneys as the beneficiaries of the FDCPA while failing to address the systemic problems ...
Attorney says father not responsible for child’s death in Hiawatha
An attorney representing the father of a Cedar Rapids toddler who died last year said his client had no involvement in his daughter’s death.
Attorney seeks hearing in Ala. tree poisoning case
An attorney representing a man charged with poisoning Auburn University's two live oaks at Toomer's Corner wants a speedy preliminary hearing for his client.
Greenville attorney wins Senate seat in special election
Greenville attorney Derrick Simmons is the apparent winner in Tuesday's special election for a state Senate post.
Attorney general calls court decision ‘an important step in historic preservation’
In the wake of the Maples Inn building collapse and related fallout from an independent engineering opinion, preservationists may want to turn their attention to a court decision announced this week by state Attorney General George Jepsen. Follow us on Twitter • Keep up on Facebook A court decision protecting a historic building in Wallingford from demolition establishes a new precedent in ...
Attorney Seeks Hearing in Alabama Tree Poisoning Case
An attorney representing a man charged with poisoning Auburn University's two live oaks at Toomer's Corner wants a speedy preliminary hearing for his client.
Lawyer leaves case
LONDON -- A leading Canadian lawyer on end-of-life issues no longer represents Baby Joseph. Mark Handelman had been handling negotiations between the parents and the lead doctor at the London hospital that is seeking consent to remove Joseph from a ventilator that has kept him alive for months.[...]
S.African court ruling opens way for miners' claims: lawyer
A key ruling by South Africa's constitutional court has paved the way for ex-mine workers suffering industrial diseases to sue their former employers, a lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer.com Directory Tops Page Speed Score for U.S. Legal Sites According to Amazon's Alexa Service
Lawyer.com site speed helps lawyers and clients make better matches and attracts more search engine visitors.
Adams named U.S. attorney for the region
Felicia Collette Adams of Jackson is President Barack Obama’s choice for U.S. attorney in the Northern District of Mississippi.
Retired lawyer pleads no contest to charge of trying to blow up wife's lover
A 76-year-old retired state lawyer who tried to buy a bomb to send to his wife's lover in Montana pleaded no contest Thursday to attempted first-degree intentional homicide.
Attorney: Woman stabbed roommate in self-defense
The attorney for the 18-year-old charged with stabbing Middle Tennessee guard Tina Stewart to death says his client acted in self-defense.
Attorney: MTSU Fatal Roommate Stabbing Was Self-Defense
The attorney for the 18-year-old charged with stabbing Middle Tennessee guard Tina Stewart to death said his client turned the basketball player's own knife on her during a fight.
Lawyer says homeless Good Samaritan shattered stereotypes (video)
WEST CHESTER — A Pottstown lawyer said stereotypes were shattered recently when a homeless man in the borough found more than $1,400 in cash and turned it over to police.
Attorney General Plans Crackdown On Consumer Scams
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says he hopes to see more consumer crimes prosecuted. Get the story.
Shanterrica Madden's Attorney Says Tina Stewart Stabbing Was in Self Defense
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- The attorney for the 18-year-old charged with stabbing Middle Tennessee guard Tina Stewart to death says his client acted in self-defense. Shanterrica Madden, 18, has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing of Stewart, 21, of Memphis. Officers were called Wednesday night for a disturbance at women's apartment, and Murfreesboro Police said in a statement they ...
Pune criminal lawyer gets bail in RTI activist murder case
Criminal lawyer Vijay Dabhade, a prime suspect in the sensational murder of RTI activist Satish Shetty, was granted bail by the district and sessions court here on Thursday.
Lawyer: Fired cop did not intend to deal drugs
Fired Philadelphia Police Officer Mark Williams is a criminal, his defense lawyer conceded Thursday, but he never deliberately conspired to sell heroin and thus should be acquitted on the drug charges he faces in federal court.
Disbarred lawyer facing scam charges denied bail
A disbarred lawyer who allegedly stole $12 million from seniors and is now facing fraud charges was denied bail in a Brampton court Thursday.
Lawyer says homeless Good Samaritan shattered stereotypes (video)
WEST CHESTER — A Pottstown lawyer said stereotypes were shattered recently when a homeless man in the borough found more than $1,400 in cash and turned it over to police.
No bail for lawyer charged with fraud
A disbarred lawyer who allegedly stole $12 million from seniors and is now facing fraud charges was denied bail in a Brampton court Thursday.
The lawyer: 'Impact of Old Firm game ripples far from the stadium'
PETER LOCKHART: a criminal defence solicitor and member of the criminal law committee of the Law Society of Scotland.
Attorney general asks IG to take another look at concerns over gun trafficking along border
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder has asked the Justice Department inspector general to take another look at the efforts of U.S. agents who hunt gun traffickers along the U.S. border with Mexico.
COUNTY PROFILE: John Vogt, Stephenson County State's Attorney
John Vogt has been the state’s attorney for Stephenson County for more than six years. After graduating from law school, he was an assistant state’s attorney in Stephenson County for three-and-a-half years. He then left that position to pursue other law-related jobs.
Attorney general sues animal rights activist
The Associated Press The Associated Press HONOLULU Hawaii's attorney general is suing a Big Island animal rights activist, alleging he allowed donors to his group "Love the Animals" to believe that their contributions were tax-deductible even though his organization isn't registered under Hawaii's charitable contribution law and doesn't have tax exempt status. The attorney general's office said ...
John Edwards retains former Obama lawyer
WASHINGTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Former White House Counsel Gregory Craig says he is now part of former U.S. Sen. John Edwards' legal team.
County Attorney Testified For DUI Bill
The Yellowstone County Attorney testified in Helena Thursday, lending his support to a bill cracking down on DUI’s.
Miami lawyer sentenced for drug operation
A Miami-Dade lawyer was sentenced to 40 months in prison for operating a massive illegal online pharmacy.
Regina lawyer to face hearing on complaints
Tony Merchant, a well-known Regina-based lawyer, will have to face a discipline hearing of the Saskatchewan Law Society to deal with complaints laid several years ago, a panel rules.
Soldier in WikiLeaks case was jailed naked: Lawyer
A lawyer for Pfc. Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst accused of leaking secret government files to WikiLeaks, has complained that his client was stripped and left naked in his cell for seven hours on Wednesday.
Attorney's methods in Oregon Department of Justice investigation questioned
Now, still-confidential records reviewed by The Oregonian show that Department of Justice counsel Seah Riddell, to get Honeywell's cooperation, may have misrepresented the evidence he had.
Sherman Powell, Tipton murder defense attorney, dead at 66
Attorney Sherman Blackstone Powell Jr., who gained national notoriety defending Daniel Wade Moore through three trials in the slaying of Karen Tipton, has died. He was 66.
Military 'abusing' US soldier in WikiLeaks case
A lawyer for the US soldier suspected of passing secret files to WikLeaks accused military authorities of abusing his client by leaving him naked in his prison cell for seven hours.