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Lawyer tells hearing Sun Sea Tamils weren't smuggled into Canada
Contrary to the government's repeated assertions, the arrival last summer of 492 Tamils aboard the MV Sun Sea was not part of a human smuggling operation, a lawyer for one of the migrants said Friday.
Bridgeport lawyer pleads guilty in mortgage scam
BRIDGEPORT -- A local lawyer is the latest figure caught up in a series of scams and scandals involving the former owners of the now-defunct Newtown oil company that swindled customers out of at least $250,000 in heating oil contracts eight years ago.
Lawyer: Justices blind in case of masked detective
CONCORD – A Nashua man and his lawyer have asked the state Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling that allowed a Nashua Police detective to wear a mask while testifying in his trial on sexual assault charges. William Walker, formerly of Sachse, Texas, was charged in 2007 with 31 felony sexual assault charges alleging that he had sex with a young woman in Nashua from 2003-05. Walker was convicted ...
Attorney hired to represent daughter of Komisarjevsky, protect privacy
NEW HAVEN — In the latest legal complication stemming from the pending trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky for the Cheshire triple homicide, an attorney has been hired to represent his 9-year-old daughter in a bid to protect her privacy.
Sheen lawyer, show producer disagree about return
Charlie Sheen's attorney and the producers of "Two and a Half Men" dispute whether there's any possibility of his return to the CBS comedy.
Attorney general explains duties
On April 6, Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller spoke to political science instructor Larry Williamson’s state and local government class.
Hercules city attorney to step down in June
Mick Cabral, Hercules' city attorney during a decade of dramatic growth and setbacks, is resigning effective June 30. Mayor Joanne Ward announced Cabral's resignation without further comment at the beginning of Tuesday's Hercules City Council meeting following a closed session.
Trutanich takes key step in L.A. County district attorney's race
City attorney files papers declaring an interest to run. He says he is forming an exploratory committee in case Steve Cooley retires. Los Angeles City Atty. Carmen Trutanich, who pledged two years ago not to seek another political office while working for the city, took a step Friday toward violating his promise by filing papers declaring an interest in running for district attorney.
Deal Lawyer Insider Trading Case Similar To Galleon
Insider trading charges against prominent deal lawyer Matthew Kluger raise ethical questions also seen in the Galleon case, says John Bartko , a former assistant U.S. attorney and securities lawyer with Bartko, Zankel, Tarrant & Miller.
Attorney quits case over motion
LOCKPORT — Admitted home invader Shawn M. Zimmerman wants to withdraw his guilty plea, a move that caused his attorney to quit the case Friday, less than a week before the scheduled sentencing.
Attorney hired to represent daughter of Komisarjevsky, protect privacy
NEW HAVEN — In the latest legal complication stemming from the pending trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky for the Cheshire triple homicide, an attorney has been hired to represent his 9-year-old daughter in a bid to protect her privacy.
Bahrain arrests prominent lawyer, doctors-opposition
Bahrain has detained a human rights lawyer and at least two doctors as part of a crackdown on pro-democracy protestors in the Gulf Arab kingdom, campaigners said Saturday.
Bahrain arrests prominent lawyer and doctors - opposition
Bahrain has detained a human rights lawyer and at least two doctors as part of a crackdown on pro-democracy protestors in the Gulf Arab kingdom campaigners said Saturday.
Lawyer: Clemens can't see Mitchell Report evidence
The law firm that investigated drugs in baseball says former All-Star pitcher Roger Clemens shouldn't be allowed to see notes or evidence used to produce a report that accused him of using stero...
Lawyer to PCC chief - condemn the News of the World now
Mark Lewis , the lawyer who was paid £20,000 in libel damages last year by the Press Complaints Commission chairman, Baroness Buscombe , has written her a stinging letter today. He demands that she makes a public statement condemning the News of the World for the phone-hacking it has now admitted. He also demands that she withdraw previous PCC criticism of The Guardian and apologise to the paper ...
Bahrain arrests prominent lawyer, doctors: opposition
Bahrain has detained a human rights lawyer and at least two doctors as part of a crackdown on pro-democracy protestors in the Gulf Arab kingdom, campaigners said Saturday.
Bahrain 'arrests rights lawyer and doctors'
Campaigners say security forces have detained lawyer who represented leader of the Haq opposition group and two doctors.
Bahrain's opposition says rights lawyer detained
Bahrain's main Shiite opposition party says authorities have detained a prominent human rights lawyer as part of a widening crackdown on Shiite activists.
Lawyer: Utah bank a victim in Internet poker case
A Utah bank executive arrested in a federal prosecution of the three biggest Internet poker companies had no authority to make deals for the bank, its attorney said.
Lawyer: Utah bank a victim in Internet poker case
A lawyer for a Utah bank says one of its executives arrested in a federal prosecution of the three biggest Internet poker companies had no authority to make deals for the bank.
New park honors slain Seattle attorney
It's been nearly 10 years since a high-profile Seattle attorney was gunned down while sitting in his home. But though his murder remains unsolved, a new park was dedicated in his name on Seattle's Queen Anne.
How smooth is Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster? Very
Last week, Missouri’s attorney general made a decision that could have come back to bite him at re-election time next year. It was the type of call that might have tripped up a lesser politician. But Chris Koster breezed through it relatively unscathed.
LA City Attorney Trutanich explores run for District Attorney
Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich has formed an exploratory committee in preparation for a likely run for Los Angeles County district attorney next year. It is a major break with the current D.A. Steve Cooley, who has said he would prefer his assistant Jackie Lacey to succeed him.
Attorney Doug Atkinson Defends Montgomery and Walker County Residents Facing Criminal Charges
When accused of a criminal offense, Attorney Doug Atkinson provides the skilled and aggressive legal representation you need. (PRWeb April 16, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20
U. S. Attorney holds community forums on bullying in schools
One held in Dearborn DEARBORN — The United States Attorney’s Office, along with the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, the State of Michigan and a host of community service agencies, jointly hosted several community forums on harassment and bullying in schools on Thursday.
Attorney: Forcibly drawing blood in suspected DUI cases a violation, illegal
Should the state be allowed to forcibly draw blood from suspected DUI drivers? The appeal court in Daytona Beach will hear arguments from prosecutors...
West Seattle attorney takes difficult cases -- and wins
Eric Lindell, a low-profile defense attorney in West Seattle who has been involved in some of the region's highest-profile cases, is challenging the constitutionality of a new state law making it easier to convict defendants in sex-crime cases.
Attorney: Forcibly drawing blood in suspected DUI cases a violation, illegal
Should the state be allowed to forcibly draw blood from suspected DUI drivers? The appeal court in Daytona Beach will hear arguments from prosecutors...
Nodine's attorney blasts retrial
BAY MINETTE, Ala. — Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon said she will need several more weeks to review existing evidence and examine new leads before deciding to retry former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine for the murder of April Downs.
Lawyer: St. George bank a victim in Internet poker case
ST. GEORGE -- A Utah bank executive arrested in a federal prosecution of the three biggest Internet poker companies had no authority to make deals for the bank, its attorney said.
Pueblo attorney's push for nuclear plant draws a lot of heat
When local attorney Donald Banner spearheaded the drive for a new $20 million YMCA, he drew praise, but now that he wants to build a $5 billion nuclear power plant, he is drawing fire.
HIGHTSTOWN: Attorney will aid borough with police issues
HIGHTSTOWN The Borough Council hired an attorney to deal with âpolice issuesâ during a closed meeting Monday evening concerning Hightstown Police Chief James Eufemia, while the embattled chief also lawyered up, sources said.
Attorney Doug Atkinson Defends Montgomery and Walker County Residents Facing Criminal Charges
When accused of a criminal offense, Attorney Doug Atkinson provides the skilled and aggressive legal representation you need.
Corby could be freed, lawyer says
SCHAPELLE Corby could be released immediately from an Indonesian prison, the convicted drug smuggler's lawyer says.
Lawyer drops bid on Piatco case
A LAWYER has dropped his bid to prosecute officers of a German firm and its local partner in the anti-trust case he filed before the appellate court in connection with the anomalous construction of an airport terminal. /taxonomy/term/0 read more
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Redder's attorney promises 'plan' for unsettled accounts and tenants
GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM)-- Marshall Redder's attorney says there will be a plan to deal with concerns from tenants and clients under Redder's realty business.
Trial set to start for lawyer in RI bribery case
A lawyer accused of facilitating bribes for three former North Providence town councilmen is set to go to trial.
Times: West Seattle attorney takes difficult cases - and wins
Eric Lindell, a low-profile defense attorney in West Seattle who has been involved in some of the region's highest-profile cases, is challenging the constitutionality of a new state law making it easier to convict defendants in sex-crime cases.
Former Interim Macon District Attorney Wayne G. Tillis Dies
Macon's former interim District Attorney Wayne G. "Biff" Tillis has passed away.
Keli Lane's lawyer airs taxi driver's claims
A TAXI driver has come forward claiming that Keli Lane dumped her baby Tegan in bushland, wrapped next to a tree with a bottle.
Keli Lane's lawyer airs taxi driver's claims
A TAXI driver has come forward claiming that Keli Lane dumped her baby Tegan in bushland, wrapped next to a tree with a bottle.
Attorney files to run for mayor in St. Clair Shores
Attorney Nate Kaczmarek announced over the weekend that he has filed to run for mayor in St. Clair Shores, a part-time position that pays $10,600 a year.
Attorney: Forcibly drawing blood in suspected DUI cases a violation, illegal
Palm Bay police Officer David Marcinik was likely the first officer in the state to request search warrants for blood tests in suspected DUI cases not involving death or serious injury.
Attorney barred from photographing man's injuries in alleged jail beating
Defense attorney says a beating by deputies was so severe that he couldn't recognize his client. Officials say the inmate was dangerous and was being kept in an area where civilians and cameras are banned. Despite a judge's order, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has refused to allow an attorney to take photographs of a client he said was beaten so badly by jail deputies that he was ...
Lawyer plays down Corby pardon hopes
SCHAPELLE Corby's bid to be released early from an Indonesian jail has only a slim chance of success, says her lawyer.
PM needs to help Schapelle Corby- lawyer
Schapelle Corby's Australian lawyer has called on the Prime Minister to intervene in her bid to be released.
Attorney: Firms can challenge jobless claims
The state law that allows people who are out of work to file for unemployment benefits also allows employers to challenge the system through an appeals process.
Lawyer’s bribery trial opens Wednesday
A lawyer accused of facilitating bribes for three former North Providence town councilmen is set to go to trial Wednesday in US District Court in Providence. Robert Ciresi is accused of acting as a middleman in one bribe and helping to set up another. Prosecutors say the bribes went to the former town councilmen in exchange for votes to approve ...
PM needs to help dying Corby: lawyer
SCHAPELLE Corby's Australian lawyer says her bid to be released from an Indonesian jail has only a slim chance of success.