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Lawyer: Ratko Mladic's mental state "alarming"
Attorneys for Serbian general arrested for genocide fight his extradition to the Hague for war crimes trial
Attorney General and SC Lawmaker Complete Military Leadership Courses
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) -- South Carolina's attorney general and a Chesterfield County lawmaker have graduated from U.S. Army leadership courses.
Birmingham lawyer, client sue three lawyers over solicitations after crash
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A Birmingham lawyer and his client, who was injured in an April vehicle crash, have filed a civil lawsuit claiming that within days of the wreck people representing three other lawyers tried to illegally solicit him...
Governor, attorney general fight ComEd legislation
SPRINGFIELD — Commonwealth Edison suffered a serious setback Sunday in its efforts to convince state lawmakers to sign off on a five-year deal to permit annual rate increases of 2.5 percent to modernize its electricity grid.Gov. Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued a joint statement urging lawmakers to reject the legislation, which also is being backed by the downstate utility, Ameren ...
Governor, attorney general fight ComEd legislation
SPRINGFIELD — Commonwealth Edison suffered a serious setback Sunday in its efforts to convince state lawmakers to sign off on a five-year deal to permit annual rate increases of 2.5 percent to modernize its electricity grid.Gov. Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued a joint statement urging lawmakers to reject the legislation, which also is being backed by the downstate utility, Ameren ...
Governor, attorney general fight annual ComEd rate increases
SPRINGFIELD — Commonwealth Edison suffered a serious setback Sunday in its efforts to convince state lawmakers to sign off on a five-year deal to permit annual rate increases of 2.5 percent to modernize its electricity grid.Gov. Quinn and Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued a joint statement urging lawmakers to reject the legislation, which also is being backed by the downstate utility, Ameren ...
Governor, attorney general fight annual ComEd rate increases
SPRINGFIELD — Commonwealth Edison faced a renewed veto threat Sunday from Gov. Pat Quinn on its plan to convince state lawmakers to sign off on a five-year deal to permit annual rate increases of 2.5 percent to modernize its electricity grid.The governor and Attorney General Lisa Madigan issued a joint statement urging lawmakers to reject the legislation, which also is being backed by the ...
Jailed Saudi female driver appeals to king: lawyer
A young Saudi woman detained for more than a week for breaking the ultra-conservative kingdom's ban on women driving has appealed to King Abdullah for her release, her lawyer said Sunday.
John Y. Merrell, tax lawyer
John Y. Merrell, a tax lawyer who practiced in the Washington area for 60 years, died May 16 at Virginia Medical Center in Arlington of aspiration pneumonia. He was 93. Mr. Merrell began practicing in the late 1940s. He started his own firm, located first in Washington and later in McLean, and represented clients from across the region and the country in disputes with the Internal Revenue ...
Eleven killed in wider Syria military push: lawyer
Syrian forces killed at least 11 civilians and wounded scores Sunday, a prominent human rights campaigner said, in a widening military push into central Syria to quell protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.
Attorney General Harris announces plan to crack down on mortgage fraud
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Monday announced the creation of the California Attorney General's Mortgage Fraud Strike Force, staffed by Department of Justice attorneys and investigators charged with protecting innocent homeowners and bringing to justice those who defraud them.
Lawyer: Mubarak denies ordering Egyptian protesters shot
Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is "very sad and sorry" that he is accused of ordering that live ammunition be fired on protesters, but he has no regrets, his lawyer told CNN Sunday.
Encalada attorney hopes to move DaSilva case forward
The attorney representing the family of the Ecuadorean man allegedly killed by downtown Danbury property owner Joseph DaSilva Jr., is seeking to depose the two men who witnessed the incident.
French lawyer ready to defend Gadhafi
Former French foreign minister Roland Dumas says he is ready to defend Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi if the Libyan leader were forced to appear before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, although he described such a scenario as unlikely.
Arizona Attorney General Sues US Justice Department Regarding Arizona Medical Marijuana Act
Does the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) violate federal law? This is something Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has instructed Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne to find out by filing a suit against the US Justice Department and other defendants. The federal judge is asked to rule on whether strict adherence with Arizona state law provides protection from federal prosecution, or whether federal ...
Environmentalists back 'public interest' lawyer as Ombudsman
Environmentalists on Monday threw their support on Monday behind public interest lawyer Marlon Manuel as the "People's Ombudsman."
Hastings attorney to be new judge in 10th Judicial District
A Hastings attorney and former deputy Hall County attorney has been named a county judge for the 10th Judicial District of Nebraska.
Attorney General Abbott Supports Signing Of Human Trafficking Prevention Legislation
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined Gov. Rick Perry today at a ceremony where the governor signed human trafficking prevention legislation into law.
Attorney General Abbott charges distributors with unlawfully marketing dietary supplement as antibiotic
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott obtained a temporary restraining order Thursday against Georgia-based Multimex Distributions Inc. and Houston-based San Martin Distributing Inc. for unlawfully marketing and dispensing a dietary supplement.
Lawyer: Mladic to fight extradition
Ratko Mladic's lawyer does not believe his client is healthy enough to be extradited to face charges of genocide at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, he told reporters. MLADIC FOUND IN SHED | FULL STORY
Lawyer: Former New Holstein superintendent damaged
MILWAUKEE The lawyer for a former school superintendent in New Holstein says his clients life has been damaged by his conviction of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime.
Lawyer: New Holstein ex-superintendent damaged
MILWAUKEE (AP) The lawyer for a former school superintendent in New Holstein says his clients life has been damaged by his conviction of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime.
Lawyer: Mladic won't live to see a trial
The lawyer for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic said Monday that the former general is so ill he won't live to see the start of his trial on genocide charges.
Lawyer: War crimes suspect Ratko Mladic won’t live to see Hague trial
BELGRADE — The lawyer for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic said Monday that the former general is so ill he won’t live to see the start of his trial on genocide charges. Attorney Milos Saljic asked for a battery of doctors to examine the 69-year old. Mladic was arrested last week after 16 years on the run, and is said to have suffered at least two strokes. But Bruno Vekaric, Serbia’s deputy war ...
Lawyer says war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic won't live to see Hague trial
Justice Ministry says filing of appeal by mail an attempt to delay extradition process
Lawyer: Mladic Won't Live Until War Crimes Trial
Serbian war crimes suspect Ratko Mladi will not live until genocide trial.
Ailing Mladic won't live to see trial: lawyer
The lawyer for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic says that the former general is so ill he won't live to see the start of his trial on genocide charges.
Lawyer seeks medical tests for Mladic
BELGRADE, Serbia, May 30 (UPI) -- A lawyer for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic said he would ask a Belgrade, Serbia, court for an independent team of doctors to determine his client's health.
Attorney finds 2nd career in travel industry
SHELIA PURSGLOVE Detroit Legal News DETROIT Edwina "Joy" Divins took a sabbatical from her legal career — and five years later, is still enjoying beaches instead of legal briefs. The Jackson business owner was a successful corporate attorney until parenthood made her rethink her priorities and find something with flexibility, family time, and comparable revenue. She and her husband had been ...
Lawyer: Mladic Too Ill To Face Genocide Charges
BELGRADE, Serbia (CNN) -- Ratko Mladic's lawyer has requested a new medical examination for the former Bosnian Serb general, arguing that Mladic is not healthy enough to face charges of genocide at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, he said Monday.
Lawyer: Mladic Too Ill To Face Genocide Charges
BELGRADE, Serbia (CNN) -- Ratko Mladic's lawyer has requested a new medical examination for the former Bosnian Serb general, arguing that Mladic is not healthy enough to face charges of genocide at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, he said Monday.
Lawyer for Mladic Files Appeal Against Extradition
Lawyer says Mladic too ill to be transferred to court, but Serbia's deputy war crimes prosecutor calls appeal a 'delaying tactic'
Attorney for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic appeals extradition to international court
BELGRADE, Serbia — Attorney for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic appeals extradition to international court. Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Read full article >>
Lawyer for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic appeals extradition to international court
BELGRADE, Serbia — The lawyer for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic says he has formally filed an appeal against the former general’s detention — a move that will likely delay his extradition for at least a day. Attorney Milos Saljic asked for a battery of doctors to examine the 69-year old. Mladic was arrested last week after 16 years on the run, and is said to have suffered at least two strokes ...
Mladic lawyer says he has filed appeal
The lawyer for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic says he has formally filed an appeal against the former general's detention — a move that will likely delay his extradition for at least a day.
Lawyer for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic appeals extradition to international court
BELGRADE, Serbia — The lawyer for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic says he has formally filed an appeal against the former general’s detention — a move that will likely delay his extradition for at least a day. Attorney Milos Saljic asked for a battery of doctors to examine the 69-year old. Mladic was arrested last week after 16 years on the run, and is said to have suffered at least two strokes ...
Lawyer: Mubarak denies authorizing killing
CAIRO, May 30 (UPI) -- Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak denies accusations that he ordered his forces to use live ammunition against protesters, Mubarak's attorney said.
Fight to keep child rapist in jail
SHADOW Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie will fight to keep a violent child rapist locked up longer than his release date in February.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Creation of Mortgage Fraud Strike Force to Protect Homeowners
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the creation of the California Attorney General's Mortgage Fraud Strike Force, staffed by Department of Justice attorneys and investigators charged with protecting innocent homeowners and bringing to justice those who defraud them.
IRAN: Human rights lawyer's appeal hearing postponed
Prominent human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh's court hearing concerning the suspension of her legal license was postponed Sunday by the Iran Bar Assn. According to Sotoudeh's husband, Reza Khandan, the court hearing, which was expected to end the lawyer's formal...
Republicans focusing on attorney general's race
While the Kentucky governor's race has the highest profile in this year's election, the contest for attorney general is a not-too-distant second. The race pits Democratic incumbent Jack Conway against Hopkins County Attorney Todd P'Pool.
Weiner hires attorney amid Weinergate
Rep. Anthony Weiner isn't laughing at what he's calling an Internet "prank" - and he's hired an attorney to explore civil or criminal charges.
Weiner hires lawyer after lewd tweet photo
WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner says he's hired a lawyer to help him decide what course of action to pursue after a hacker sent a lewd photo from his Twitter account.
Mladic’s lawyer files appeal against detention
THE lawyer for war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic says he has formally filed an appeal against the former general’s detention — a move that will likely delay his extradition for at least a day.
Attorney finds 2nd career in travel industry
Edwina "Joy" Divins took a sabbatical from her legal career — and five years later, is still enjoying beaches instead...
Weiner Hires Attorney After Incident
Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), who said a hacker was responsible for a lewd photo sent from his Twitter account, has retained an attorney to advise him on potentially taking civil or criminal action, Politico reported Monday.
Middle Smithfield only Monroe municipality with full-time, salaried attorney
Middle Smithfield Township is the only Monroe County municipality that has a full-time, on-staff attorney to handle legal issues, according to financial records requested by the Pocono Record.
Probation chief fires agency’s top lawyer
Acting Probation Commissioner Ronald P. Corbett Jr. has fired the agency’s top lawyer, concluding that Christopher J. Bulger “violated his professional duty’’ by repeatedly briefing Corbett’s disgraced predecessor about the investigation into his conduct.
Ordinance would set out duties of city attorney
Patterson’s City Council will consider setting new guidelines for its city attorney June 7, just as city leaders begin the process of finding someone to permanently fill that role.
District attorney, school official respond to parents' concerns
WORCESTER — Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman wants angry parents to be patient while police sort out the details of Saturday’s Methacton prom.