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Pursing Mokbel drug charges a waste: lawyer
A lawyer representing gangland boss Tony Mokbel says it would have been pointless for prosecutors to pursue charges dropped as part of a plea deal.
Lawyer for Ai Weiwei Is Released from Detention
Five days ago, the lawyer representing jailed Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei disappeared. He posted a "microblog message" saying he was being followed, then went silent. Now the artist's attorney is back in Beijing, but he won't talk about where he had been or what had happened while he was off the grid.
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.
Toomer's Oaks: Updyke attorney attempts plea deal
The attorney for the man accused of poisoning Auburn University’s famous Toomer’s Oaks said he tried to reach a plea agreement with Lee County District Attorney Robbie Treese on Monday.
APNewsMaker: US Attorney faults Ore. medical pot
NIGEL DUARA Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. The U.S. Attorney for Oregon on Tuesday called the administration of the state's medical marijuana program a "train wreck," and expressed skepticism that the majority of those who obtain the drug actually need it. U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton said people who are suffering from life-threatening illnesses or receiving end-of-life care should have access ...
State Attorney General backs deal on Prop B
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is supporting a new plan to rewrite a voter-approved dog-breeding law.
Attorney general speaks to Bell County students
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway spoke to a group of freshmen at Bell County High School Tuesday afternoon. This is part of a campaign his office started in recent years to target students across the state.
Attorney General's opinion calls for release of workers' comp records
An opinion by the Illinois Attorney General calling for the release of results of medical testing on prison guards who filed successful workers' comp claims speaks of the public's fundamental right to know how its money is spent.
Beijing lawyer stands trial on additional charges
Beijing lawyer Li Zhuang stood trial on Tuesday in a court in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on additional charges of falsifying evidence and jeopardizing testimony.
Attorney: Rob Sherman's library complaint validated
The attorney for a resident contesting the Indian Trails Public Library’s recent referendum campaign said late today that the state election board has found the library engaged in illegal electioneering practices.
Assistant district attorney named
Tehama County District Attorney Gregg Cohen announced this week he has promoted Matt Rogers to the position of Assistant District Attorney. "This position has been vacant since last October when Jonathan Skillman left the office to join the Tehama...
Kentucky attorney general speaks to Bell County students
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway spoke to a group of freshmen at Bell County High School Tuesday afternoon. This is part of a campaign his office started in recent years to target students across the state.
Beijing lawyer stands trial on additional charges in SW China
Beijing lawyer Li Zhuang stood trial on Tuesday in a court in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality on additional charges of falsifying evidence and jeopardizing testimony.
US Attorney for Oregon: medical marijuana a 'train wreck'
The U.S. Attorney for Oregon on Tuesday called the administration of the state's medical marijuana program a "train wreck," and expressed skepticism that the majority of those who obtain the drug actually need it.
US Attorney for Oregon: medical marijuana a 'train wreck'
The U.S. Attorney for Oregon on Tuesday called the administration of the state's medical marijuana program a "train wreck," and expressed skepticism that the majority of those who obtain the drug actually need it.
Montana AG says he is looking into 'Three Cups of Tea' charity
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock said Tuesday his office is looking into the charity run by best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" co-author Greg Mortenson, following reports that key stories in the book are false.
Chinese rights lawyer released amid crackdown
A top Chinese rights lawyer has returned home after two months in police custody, his wife said Wednesday, amid a fierce crackdown on government critics and activists.
Attorney questions 'open-space' desires of Agua Fria association
The attorney representing the owner of the Country Club Tract in the Agua Fria Subdivision in Ruidoso Downs said the only issue remaining in a several-year running land use case is whether or not restrictive covenants could be extinguished by the developer.
Attorney general files lawsuit against California man for deceptive tactics
Attorney General Lisa Madigan has filed suit against a California man for deceptive tactics in selling people deeds to their homes.
Attorney: Teen meant to harm himself
Newly released pictures of Kenny Stoltman show the 13-year-old doing what he loved most, being a Boy Scout. However, attorney Barry Cohen says it's that very uniform he wore with such pride that nearly led the boy to take his own life.
Attorney withdraws as court determines medication issues in Yellow House case
A federal judge Monday allowed a defense attorney to withdraw from the Yellow House Store case as the district court prepares to decide whether defendant Guy Neighbors can be ordered to take medication.
Dallas attorney files second suit in a month against Waco-based Life Partners in a month
A Dallas attorney has filed his second lawsuit against Waco-based Life Partners Inc. in a month. His latest legal action claims that Life Partners charged excessive premiums on the company’s so-called “life settlement” policies.
Lawyer says Lewis' primary residence is in Medford
New Jersey state Senate candidate Carl Lewis owns other homes, but his primary residence is in Medford, his lawyer said Monday in response to a Republican complaint that the Olympian fails to meet the residency requirement to run for public office.
Attorney general warns of state employee, retiree phone scam
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is warning Texans to be on the alert for telephone scams after the state accidentally published millions of pieces of personal information online.
City vows transparency in city attorney search
The city included a laundry list of priorities in its request for proposals for city attorney services. Thirteen different priorities concerning topics like transparency, ethics, communication and risk avoidance.
China lawyer returns from forced disappearance
The wife of a prominent human rights lawyer who disappeared for two months amid a massive Chinese security crackdown says her husband has returned home and appears to be well.
Chinese human rights lawyer returns home from enforced disappearance, wife says
BEIJING — The wife of a prominent human rights lawyer who disappeared for two months amid a massive Chinese security crackdown says her husband has returned home and appears to be well.
Chinese human rights lawyer freed
Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong is released and allowed to return home after two months in police custody.
Montana attorney general opens inquiry into charity run by ‘Three Cups of Tea’ co-author
HELENA, Mont. — Montana’s attorney general is scrutinizing the charity run by “Three Cups of Tea” co-author Greg Mortenson after reports questioned whether Mortenson benefited from money donated to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Attorney General calls for release of workers' comp records, but will taxpayers get the whole story?
An opinion by the Illinois Attorney General calling for the release of results of medical testing on prison guards who filed successful workers' compensation claims speaks of the public's fundamental right to know how its money is spent.
Springfield lawyer eyed for judgeship
[email protected] - Gov. Deval L. Patrick Tuesday nominated a Springfield lawyer to be a judge in the Franklin and Hampshire Juvenile Court in Northampton.
Springfield lawyer eyed for judgeship
[email protected] - Gov. Deval L. Patrick Tuesday nominated a Springfield lawyer to be a judge in the Franklin and Hampshire Juvenile Court in Northampton.
Springfield lawyer eyed for judgeship
[email protected] - Gov. Deval L. Patrick Tuesday nominated a Springfield lawyer to be a judge in the Franklin and Hampshire Juvenile Court in Northampton.
Cop, lawyer charged in auto-body repairfraud
The scheme allegedly involved a collision shop, a destructive forklift and kickbacks. It may have pulled in millions of dollars, but it likely ended a cop's career, possibly putting him and 10 others behind bars.
China rights lawyer resurfaces amid crackdown
China has released one of the most prominent activists taken into custody since a massive security crackdown was launched two months ago to stamp out any Middle East-inspired protests.
China releases rights lawyer
BEIJING - A top Chinese rights lawyer has returned home after two months in police custody, his wife said Wednesday, amid a fierce crackdown on government critics and activists.
China releases rights lawyer
BEIJING - A top Chinese rights lawyer has returned home after two months in police custody, his wife said Wednesday, amid a fierce crackdown on government critics and activists.
Gov. nominates Worcester lawyer for Superior Court justice
Worcester lawyer Daniel M. Wrenn was nominated yesterday by Gov. Deval L. Patrick to be an associate justice of the state's Superior Court
Sheboygan County attorney discourages Kloppenburg recount
Sheboygan Countys corporation counsel on Tuesday urged attorney JoAnne Kloppenburg not to seek a statewide recount in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race, citing the slim likelihood of success and the work required.
Attorney: Lawsuit against Vatican will be long and hard battle
The Vatican has been served with court papers related to allegations in a sexual abuse case. St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson said this week he was notified that the papers were successfully filed through official diplomatic channels.
Chinese rights lawyer released amid crackdown
A top Chinese rights lawyer has returned home after two months in police custody, his wife said Wednesday, amid a fierce crackdown on government critics and activists.
Montana attorney general opens inquiry into Greg Mortenson's 'Three Cups' charity
Montana's attorney general is scrutinizing the charity run by "Three Cups of Tea" co-author Greg Mortenson after reports questioned whether Mortenson benefited from money donated to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Lawyer indicted for passing messages
JERUSALEM, April 20 (UPI) -- An Israeli-Arab lawyer was indicted Wednesday on charges of passing information between Islamic Jihad leaders and members of the group in Israeli jails.
Dallas attorney files 2nd suit in month against Waco-based Life Partners
A Dallas attorney has filed his second lawsuit against Waco-based Life Partners Inc. in a month. His latest legal action claims that Life Partners charged excessive premiums on the company’s so-called “life settlement” policies.
District attorney to seek death penalty in Candler child's slaying
ASHEVILLE — District Attorney Ron Moore said Wednesday he would seek the death penalty for a Candler man charged with murder in the beating death of a 4-year-old boy.
Q&A: District attorney hires new prosecutor
By Matt Ward This newspaper reported some personnel changes recently at the Nye County District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney Brian Kunzi instituted some new policies for prosecutors and shifted at least one deputy district attorney from Tonopah to Pahrump. Bob Bettinger, another deputy, recently retired, leaving a vacancy that Kunzi quickly filled. During a recent[...]
Attorney to lead USOC's safe training initiative
The U.S. Olympic Committee has hired an attorney to oversee its efforts to ensure safe training environments for Olympic athletes. Maila Arrington was hired as director of ethics and safe sport Wednesday, a position created at the recommendation of a USOC panel led by board member Nina Kemppel. The panel called for the USOC to take a "leadership" role in standardizing rules for all the...
Attorney general asked to investigate gas lease tactics
Three state legislators have asked Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to investigate the possibility that energy companies are using deceptive tactics as they persuade property owners to sign oil and gas leases.
Citing future rift with co-counsel: Defense lawyer to resign from Ellah Joy Pique case
Lawyer Rameses Villagonzalo is withdrawing his services as collaborating counsel for Bella Ruby Santos, one of the suspects in the kidnapping and murder of six-year-old Ellah Joy Pique, to avoid future conflict with a Makati-based lawyer who is acting as lead counsel.
Attorney to lead USOC's safe training initiative
The U.S. Olympic Committee has hired an attorney to oversee its efforts to ensure safe training environments for Olympic athletes.