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Belgian lawyer seeks damages from Vatican for abuse
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian lawyer representing people who say they were abused by Catholic clergy is seeking damages from the Vatican, saying it failed to act against predator priests.
Va. Attorney General hires convict claiming innocence
RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s office has hired a man who served nearly three decades in prison for at least one rape he didn’t commit.
China rights lawyer resurfaces after detention
China has released a crusading rights lawyer who was detained more than two months ago in a massive security crackdown aimed at preventing any Middle East-inspired unrest.
China releases prominent rights lawyer who disappeared 2 months ago in crackdown
BEIJING, China - China has released a crusading rights lawyer who was detained more than two months ago in a massive security crackdown aimed at preventing any Middle East-inspired unrest.
Lawyer seeks gag order in teen murder
The defense lawyer for an Ocala woman charged with killing a teenager is seeking a gag order on court proceedings.
Attorney: No strip-search in school residency case
The attorney for a homeless Connecticut woman charged with illegally enrolling her child in the wrong school district says she was not strip-searched during her arrest, contrary to earlier claims.
Barahona Attorney Wants Evidence Sealed
The attorney for Carmen Barahona has asked a judge to not release evidence in the murder case of her daughter Nubia. Carmen, and her husband Jorge, are both accused of beating Nubia to death.
Montgomery County violated election law, Attorney General's Office finds
Attorney General's office finds no attempt to corrupt election, recommends letter of censure
Attorney contract sparks debate
A heated debate erupted over the contract renewal of a Nassau County School Board attorney April 14. School board member Amanda Young suggested that board members seek a request for proposal to ensure that the school system is receiving a good deal for Leon Hackett's legal services.
Oakland city attorney accepts job in Alameda
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland City Attorney John Russo has accepted the job of city manager in Alameda. Alameda Human Resources Director Karen Willis tells the Oakland Tribune that Russo agreed to a proposed contract that includes a base salary of $215,000. The Alameda City Council is expected to consider the contract in closed session on Tuesday. The news ends months of speculation about Russo ...
Chinese rights lawyer freed after US official visits
BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities on Friday released human rights lawyer Teng Biao, his wife said, a day after a visiting U.S. official denounced his secretive 70-day detention.
Montgomery County violated election law, Attorney General's Office finds
Attorney General's office finds no attempt to corrupt election, recommends letter of censure
Lawyer's Auckland drink drive case transferred to Waihi
An Auckland lawyer facing a drink-driving charge has had his case transferred to a small Waikato township.But the reasons behind transferring the case to the Waihi District Court remain a mystery.Daniel Anthony Rawlings works...
Attorney Arrested For DUI Recommended For Diversion
Prosecutors recommended diversion for high-profile attorney Dan Newlin on Friday. Newlin was arrested earlier this month for allegedly driving under the influence.
SC attorney general wants Boeing complaint dropped
Several states have joined South Carolina's attorney general in objecting to a federal labor complaint filed against Boeing Co. for opening a 787 Dreamliner assembly plant in North Charleston.
Clayton City Attorney, who started when the city incorporated, retires
First city attorney and his successor ready to step down after nearly 50 years of service
Cedar Rapids Attorney Suspended from Practicing for 30 Days
DES MOINES, Iowa – A Cedar Rapids attorney will have his law license suspended 30 days for violations of professional conduct and requires him to get a doctor or mental health professional evaluation to prove his fitness to return, according to a ruling by the grievance commission of the Iowa Supreme Court on Friday.
Attorney General Wilson Wants Boeing Complaint Dropped
Columbia, SC (AP) -- Several states have joined South Carolina's attorney general in objecting to a federal labor complaint filed against Boeing Corp. for opening a 787 Dreamliner assembly plant in North Charleston.
Cedar Rapids attorney is suspended from practicing for 30 days
A Cedar Rapids attorney will have his law license suspended 30 days for violations of professional conduct and requires him to get a doctor or mental health professional evaluation to prove his fitness to return, according to a ruling by the grievance commission of the Iowa Supreme Court on Friday. The Court’s Attorney Disciplinary Board [...]
Chinese human rights lawyer freed
China releases a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Teng Biao, but another well-known dissident reportedly disappears in Beijing.
Attorney honored for charitable legal work
It was 2009 when Donald "Gator" Bradshaw, a foreclosure defense attorney, attended the Marion County Bar Association's annual Law Day luncheon to see his good friend, Kenneth Hesser, receive that year's pro bono award for his volunteer legal work in the community.
Attorney: 74-Year-Old Involved In Deadly Hit-And-Run
The attorney for a Montgomery County woman involved in a deadly hit and run says his client didn't know she had hit someone.
China releases human rights lawyer, another disappears
China released human rights lawyer Teng Biao after 70 days in custody but a second lawyer named Li Fangping has disappeared, rights groups told AFP in statements received Saturday.
'Break-in' lawyer's license is yanked
The State Bar of California has lifted the license of a Carlsbad lawyer who told Orange County residents and others to break into their foreclosed homes and resume living in them. Michael T. Pines made national headlines when he helped a Newport Beach couple and other families take...
NRA to Call for Attorney General Holder to Resign
NRA criticizes Holder's handling of 'Project Gunrunner,' allegedly allowing guns to flow illegally into Mexico
Bribery Indictment for Gambling Attorney
An Austin attorney was indicted on Friday and accused of bribing a former Fort Worth police officer for inside information about one of the largest gambling raids in Texas history.
Sterling's lawyer accuses Tri-City of intimidation
A lawyer for embattled Tri-City Healthcare board member Kathleen Sterling accused the hospital of intimidation at a board meeting Thursday.
Disbarred attorney admits writing bad checks
A disbarred divorce attorney was given 4 years of probation and ordered to repay $50,000 after he admitted writing a series of bad checks to repay a debt to an associate, authorities said today.
China rights lawyer resurfaces after detention
China has released a crusading rights lawyer who disappeared, apparently into police custody, more than two months ago in a massive security crackdown aimed at preventing any Middle East-inspired unrest.
Asheville attorney says evidence withheld in murder case
RALEIGH — Buncombe County District Attorney Ron Moore withheld DNA test results that could have bolstered the defense of a man convicted in a slaying 10 years ago, an Asheville attorney testified Thursday.
Leon commissioners approve policy change allowing leave payment for county attorney
Leon County Attorney Herb Thiele didn't have access to more than $77,000 in leave pay he accrued since 2004, but county commissioners recently changed a policy allowing him to be paid.
Teacher charged with threats gets new lawyer
Plymouth— A judge adjourned a preliminary exam this morning for a Plymouth-Canton high school teacher who allegedly threatened co-workers and showed up for work with a gun in his car.
Former lawyer in prison while estate sold at auction
He was a prominent trial lawyer, businessman, horse owner and philanthropist, but Friday night the last of Shirley Cunningham's estate when up for auction.
Attorney cleared on drug charges seeks $2 million
A local defense attorney is suing for $2 million in damages claiming defamation, false arrest and malicious prosecution.
Disbarred Washington County attorney charged with theft
A Washington County attorney who was disbarred a year ago has been charged with stealing from two clients and forging the names of court officials to convince another couple he was working on their case.
Disbarred Washington County attorney charged with theft
A Washington County attorney who was disbarred a year ago has been charged with stealing from two clients and forging the names of court officials to convince another couple he was working on their case.
Lawyer won't fight execution
An attorney for a South Carolina inmate condemned to die May 6 for killing his cellmate said this week he does not plan to file any appeals over the state's decision to change the drugs it uses in lethal injections.
Texas attorney general supports guardians for mentally impaired jail inmates
The question centered on detainees who refuse to take medication.
Lawyer shot by police died of wound to chest
BOWLING GREEN — A local lawyer who was shot to death during a confrontation with police this week died from a single gunshot wound to the chest, an autopsy showed.Wood County Coroner Dr. Douglas W. Hess said Friday he will not make a ruling on the death of Robert Blackwell, 46, until the investigation is completed, including toxicology reports.About noon Wednesday, Bowling Green police were ...
Attorney General Suthers to visit Valley
VALLEY — Colorado Attorney General John Suthers will discuss consumer protection issues with Coloradans in Alamosa and Del Norte on Tuesday, May 3. The discussions, organized in partnership with AARP ElderWatch, will focus on common scams Coloradans are facing.
China frees rights lawyer but another disappears
China released human rights lawyer Teng Biao after ten weeks in custody but a second lawyer has disappeared, rights groups told AFP Saturday, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissent.
Attorney general ponders fine against grain processor
WINDSOR HEIGHTS --- The Iowa Attorney General’s office will decide how much Muscatine-based Grain Processing Corp. (GPC) should pay for violating state air and water regulations.
China frees rights lawyer
China released human rights lawyer Teng Biao after ten weeks in custody but a second lawyer has disappeared, rights groups told AFP Saturday, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissent.
China frees rights lawyer
China released human rights lawyer Teng Biao after ten weeks in custody but a second lawyer has disappeared, rights groups told AFP Saturday, amid an ongoing crackdown on dissent.
Rights group: One Chinese lawyer freed, another goes missing
Chinese authorities freed a prominent lawyer held for more than two months shortly after a U.S. official called for his release, a rights group said.
Assistant Attorney General Natalie Randall focuses on prosecuting drug-related crimes
Assistant Attorney General Natalie Randall wanted a conviction.
Fate of Oakland's gang injunctions rides on city attorney replacement
Impact on injunctions against gangs unclear; possible replacements already being discussed. Oakland: Post photos | Forum | More
Lawyer released as another disappears
BEIJING: China has released human rights lawyer Teng Biao (pictured), after 70 days in custody. However, a second lawyer, Li Fangping, has disappeared, rights groups said yesterday.
Auburn lawyer to speak at Freedom Fund Banquet
Lawyer Angela C. Winfield of Hiscock & Barclay will speak at the banquet, which has the theme "Our Youth: Going Above and Beyond."
County Attorney attends council meeting
Carver County Attorney Mark Metz had a brief meet and greet at the last Waconia City Council meeting, his first public visit with the council since he was elected last November.