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Attorney charged with threatening Seattle judge
A Mercer Island attorney has been charged with threatening to kill a Seattle Municipal Court judge.
Mexico's New Top Cop: Can Its First Female Attorney General Rein in the Cartels?
Morales, whom CalderÓn tapped last Thursday to replace Arturo ChÁvez, who had earlier resigned, currently heads the Attorney General's organized crime division, known by its Spanish acronym SIEDO
Lawyer charged with threatening to kill Seattle judge
John C. Siegel of Mercer Island is accused of felony harassment and booked into jail in lieu of $1.5 million bail.
Attorney charged with threatening Seattle judge
A Mercer Island attorney has been charged with threatening to kill a Seattle Municipal Court judge.
The Lincoln Lawyer: Hop In For the Ride
After films like Ghosts of Girlfriends Past , Surfer Dude and Fool's Gold , Matthew McConaughey hasn't exactly had the best track record as of late. So can a movie about a money-grubbing lawyer with a license plate that reads "NTGUILTY" actually be the way to break his pattern of bad movies? The answer is yes: The Lincoln Lawyer is an entertaining thriller that does more than put the actor's ...
City Attorney Holmes talks about tunnel vote lawsuit (PubliCola)
PubliCola spoke with City Attorney Pete Holmes Friday. Holmes this week sued to block an August referendum concerning city/state agreements on the tunnel replacement for the Alaskan Way Viaduct. McGinn has criticized Holmes for that action. Holmes responds: PubliCola: At a press conference the other day, Mayor Mike McGinn compared your lawsuit to stop a [...]
City attorney placed on administrative leave
The Manhattan Beach City Council placed the city attorney on one-week paid administrative leave effective Tuesday, but have released few details on why.
Felony charges for lawyer in cellphone case sparks legal debate
Defense attorneys say Cook County's prosecution is unusual As an attorney for the Chicago Transit Authority, Sladjana Vuckovic spends her days defending bus drivers and "L" train operators who have been sued. But once a month, she rushes to police stations around Chicago to volunteer for a legal aid group that represents suspects and witnesses.
Attorney Bruce Atkins: "Corporate stupidity keeps me in business."
Hackensack attorney Bruce Atkins, who has been litigating employment discrimination cases for more than three decades, talks with Exec Access columnist Joan Verdon about the Walmart case, corporate culture, and why he doesn't worry about running out of clients.
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 from Exton representing client in clergy litigation
A Chester County lawyer is one of at least two attorneys who have filed civil lawsuits against priests they allege abused their clients and against the Philadelphia Archdiocese officials they allege covered up and facilitated the abuse.
Attorney general sides with Burdick's stand against Compassionate Apothecary
Michigan's medical marijuana law does not allow for-profit dispensaries and an Isabella judge erred in allowing a Mt. Pleasant business to stay open, the state attorney general said.
KS U.S Attorney to Crack Down on Violent Re-offenders
U-S Attorney Barry Grissom says his office is cracking down on violent felons who commit new gun crimes after they are released from prison.
'The Lincoln Lawyer' - the perfect Catch-22
Film: 'The Lincoln Lawyer'; Director: Brad Furman; Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy; Rating: ****
'The Lincoln Lawyer' - the perfect Catch-22
It's a common grouse against the legal system that it rarely panders towards justice with enough loopholes for a lawyer to wriggle out no matter what the truth. Law and justice as any lawyer or activist will tell you, are not synonymous.
Lawyer: "Columbine" Threat Teacher Needs To Be Medicated
Sabrina Milo, the Brooklyn teacher arrested for allegedly making "Columbine-like" threats at Fort Hamilton High School, is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail, and faces up to five years in prison if convicted of making terrorist threats. However, lawyer Andrew Stoll says she is no threat to anyone. "She needs to be medicated," he told the court yesterday . [ more › ]
Movie scoreboard: 'Hop,' 'Insidious,' 'Limitless,' 'The Lincoln Lawyer'
"Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" * *
Kitchener lawyer rules ringette
— Kitchener native and big-league lawyer Keely Brown made her opening and closing remarks Saturday. [email protected]
State’s attorney’s office will staff election complaint hotline
The Kane County State's Attorney will have an election complaint hotline open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Sri Lanka: Protest against Attorney General's decision
We reproduce below the written submission made on behalf of the aggrieved party by their attorney to the high court of Colombo in Kathri Arracchi Case
What would Seinfeld's lawyer say about Newman's plan?
Seinfeldian lawyer Jackie Chiles had a memorable vocabulary of shock and indignation - 'outrageous, egregious, preposterous!' he would declare when affronted by some legal offence or other.
Michigan attorney general warns against senior scam
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is warning seniors to beware of a scam that has already bilked some people out of thousands of dollars.
Komisarjevsky Lawyer To Appeal Release Of Witness List
Attorneys for Cheshire home-invasion defendant Joshua Komisarjevsky said they will appeal a trial judge's order to make public a list of potential witnesses in the trial.
Boies, Star Lawyer, Represents N.F.L. in Lockout Hearing
David Boies, who will argue against the players’ request for an injunction, has built a storied career by taking on headline-making cases.
Greenville Attorney Sworn In As Darke Co. Juvenile/Probate Judge
Greenville attorney Jason Aslinger is the new Juvenile and Probate Judge in Darke County effective April 4.
Komisarjevsky Lawyer To Appeal Release Of Witness List
Attorneys for Cheshire home-invasion defendant Joshua Komisarjevsky said they will appeal a trial judge's order to make public a list of potential witnesses in the trial.
Trial starts for Vietnamese dissident lawyer
A dissident lawyer went on trial Monday for allegedly trying to undermine Vietnam's Communist government after attempting to sue the prime minister.
Bloomingdale department head contracts could be unenforceable, borough attorney says.
Borough Attorney Mark Semeraro advised the Borough Council that the contracts inked with department heads are unenforceable, which could lead to the return of the five-day work week for municipal employees.
City attorney placed on administrative leave
The Manhattan Beach City Council placed the city attorney on one-week paid administrative leave effective Tuesday, but have released few details on why.
Partners: Lawyer in 400G grab
A Manhattan lawyer is being probed on accusations that she bilked her partners out of more than $400,000 to support a lavish lifestyle of expensive dinners and hotels, dating services and private-school tuition. Kelly Caputo has continued to practice law after being cut loose from Kolenovsky, Spiegel and Caputo...
'Exceptional Mitigating Circumstances' Gain Lawyer Reinstatement
A New York appeals court has reinstated an attorney who, after falling prey to drug addiction, has "turned his life around" and now counsels former drug addicts and runs a successful sandwich shop as well as a non-profit that provides job training to high school students.
Vietnamese dissident lawyer gets 7 years in prison
A dissident lawyer and son of a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader has been sentenced to seven years in prison for calling for an end to Vietnam's government and its one-party system.
Dissident lawyer on trial in Vietnam
A prominent legal scholar who called for an end to one-party rule has gone on trial in Vietnam.
Lawyer claims political element in Kuchma case
Ihor Fomin, the lawyer of ex-Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, thinks that the Kuchma case is related to politics. "This is a criminal case against the man who was the Ukrainian President and top national officer for ten years.
Prominent Syrian rights defender Atassi free: lawyer
Syrian authorities have released prominent human rights defender Suhair al-Atassi, one of her lawyers said on Monday.
Aquino appoints campaign team lawyer to Comelec
A lawyer who was part of the campaign team of President Benigno Aquino III and his running-mate former Senator Manuel Roxas II during the May 2010 elections was appointed as commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Khodorkovsky lawyer dismisses frozen accounts as 'gossip'
A lawyer for former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky dismissed on Monday reports that his client's bank accounts in Ireland were frozen.
Lawyer’s rise, fall focus of book, talk
Curtis Wilkie will discuss his book, The Fall of the House of Zeus: The Rise and Ruin of America’s Most Powerful Trial Lawyer, at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service on Thursday.
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.
Vietnamese dissident lawyer gets 7 years in prison
A dissident lawyer and son of a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader was sentenced to seven years in prison and another three years house arrest Monday for calling for an end to Vietnam's government and its one-party system.
Lawyer: Syria frees some activists while arresting others
The Syrian government is freeing some activists while arresting hundreds of others in its back-and-forth bid to placate protesters and crush dissent, a human rights lawyer said.
Lawyer sues Zuckerberg for endangering his life
A US lawyer is suing Facebook for more than $1 million after, he says, it put his life in danger after being too slow to remove a radical Palestinian page. read more
Michigan Attorney General supports local prosecutors in medical marijuana law
Local prosecutors are receiving support from the state level in wanting to clarify the Michigan Marihuana Act. In the Isabella County case, Prosecutor Larry Burdick filed an appeal against Compassionate Apothecary challenging the legality of caregiver and patient transfers. Schuette filed papers supporting that case last week.
US Attorney’s Office Sentencing, Indictment Log
The following is the sentencing activity released by US Attorney Christopher A. Crofts office of the Department of Justice’s District of Wyoming.
Lawyer Petrunenko allowed to defend Kuchma
Second Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma (1994-2005) has said that lawyer Viktor Petrunenko will be part of his defense team in the criminal case opened against him.
Lawyer duo in running for BN Ba’Kelalan spot
KUALA LUMPUR, April 4 — Following Datuk Seri Idris Jala’s disavowal today, two legal practitioners are now said to be in the running to take on PKR’s Baru Bian in Ba’Kelalan during the April 16 Sarawak election. Lawyers Willie Liau and Libat Langub, both of the Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP), are believed to be leading in the race for ...
Jalen Rose Has Hired a Hollywood Lawyer to Fight His DUI
Jalen Rose: According to the Boston Herald, ESPN's Jalen Rose has hired a high-profile Hollywood lawyer named Keith Davidson to fight his DUI charge. "Davidson has become an A-list Hollywood lawyer whose recent clients include Charlie Sheen galpal Capri Anderson and the Betty Ford Clinic worker allegedly assaulted by Lindsay Lohan. He’s also managed champion [...]
Glendale Attorney Pleads Not Guilty to Fraud Charges
AGlendale attorney accused of participating in a large-scale insurance scam by filing false claims for staged accidents pled not guilty on Friday to nine additional fraud charges lodged against him last week.
Defense lawyer wants venue change in Baker case
A defense lawyer for a woman accused in the death of her stepdaughter says he will push to move any trial out of Catawba County because of all the publicity the case has received.
Atlanta attorney 5th man arrested in Synergy securities fraud case
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- An Atlanta attorney has become the fifth man arrested in connection with what investigators have said was a scam involving a Robertsdale finance company.