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Austrian lawyer drops his trousers
An Austrian newspaper is reporting that a lawyer dropped his trousers during the questioning of his client.
Exonerated Inmates Challenge Lawyer Fees for Lobbying
A Texas lawyer helped get the state to increase payouts to those wrongfully convicted. But his clients got the tab.
Attorney Hints At Possible Widening Of CoCo Law Enforcement Scandal
It's a case that, by all accounts, has stunned the East Bay law enforcement community.
Attorney drops Mo. Senate bid to run for Congress
Republican attorney Ed Martin is dropping his challenge to Democrat Claire McCaskill in Missouri's 2012 U.S. Senate race.
Pakistani lawyer to try and halt drone strikes
A British-trained Pakistani lawyer announced today that he intends to use courts in Pakistan, the UK and the United States to try and halt drone strikes in the country’s tribal areas.
Assets probed in Russian lawyer's killing
BRUSSELS, May 9 (UPI) -- The people responsible for killing Russian lawyer Sergey Magnitsky have stolen money in European accounts, his former boss says.
Chicago lawyer alleges wrongful prosecution in Madison County
Asks for $130 million in punitive damages
Attorney General vows to close Guantanamo
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday the United States would close the Guantanamo Bay facility holding terrorism suspects in Cuba, despite missing a previous deadline to do so.
Louisa Commonwealth's Attorney Running for 22nd District Senate Seat
Louisa County Commonwealth’s Attorney Tom Garrett Monday announced his candidacy for the State Senate in Virginia’s newly created 22nd District.
Broderick lawyer says dismissal of perjury charges 'proper and just'
The defense lawyer for Fort Collins police Lt. Jim Broderick said a judge's decision to dismiss perjury charges was "proper and just."
City Attorney to Council: Butt Out
Jan Goldsmith reminds City Council it has no role in redistricting after Councilwoman Lorie Zapf attempts to influence the process.
Defense lawyer in Fenger beating case says slain youth was the aggressor
Eugene Riley told detectives he was only trying to protect his younger brother when he swung a wooden board at Derrion Albert outside of Fenger High School.“I had to protect my brother,” Riley, 20, said in a his videotaped confession, which Cook County prosecutors presented at the opening of his murder trial Monday.“I’m sorry about what happened. I didn’t want it to go this far.”Albert’s vicious ...
Attorney for Imams removed from flight seeks accountability
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The attorney representing two Muslim religious leaders discussed their removal from a Charlotte-bound flight with NewsChannel 36 on Monday. "We've reached out to Atlantic Southeast Airlines and Delta with the case out in Memphis. We are going to be seeking accountability, including compensation. We're looking for disciplinary action with the pilot and we want the airlines to ...
Texas District Attorney Headed to Jail for Misusing Seized Assets
Joe Frank Garza, a former district attorney in South Texas, was sentenced Friday to 180 days in jails for using money seized from drug busts to boost his pay and the pay of other employees in his office.
Imams' lawyer demands steps by airline
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 9 (UPI) -- The lawyer for two Muslim clerics kicked off a flight from Memphis to Charlotte, N.C., is demanding "accountability" from the airline.
Attorney General sues over loan offers
Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine has filed a lawsuit accusing a Broadview Heights company offering home loan modifications with unfair and deceptive practices.
UPDATE: Attorney Wants Judge to Strike Jury Panel in Giardini Case
Former Mobile County Assistant District Attorney Steve Giardini is on trial with enticing a child under the age of 16 and soliciting obscene material.
Attorney wants separate case in Arlington Heights murder
A prelminary hearing set for Monday for the four defendants charged with the April slaying of Arlington Heights resident George Nellessen has been rescheduled for next week. Nellessen's son Matthew Nellesen has been charged with first-degree murder, along with Marlon Green and brothers Armon and Azari Braden.
Attorney: Relative's Accusation Led To Standoff
The attorney of the girlfriend of a man shot and killed during a three-day standoff in Manchester last week said an allegation of sexual abuse prompted the events that led to the standoff.
Attorney General Opines Immigration Bill Unconstitutional
The state's attorney general has opined that a proposal that would allow law enforcement agents in Tennessee to question suspects about their immigration status is unconstitutional.
District attorney investigating Dolgeville's handling of grant
The Herkimer County District Attorney’s Office is investigating whether there was any wrongdoing by the village of Dolgeville in its handling of a Restore NY grant, District Attorney John Crandall said Monday.
Defense lawyer in Fenger beating case says slain youth was the aggressor
Eugene Riley told detectives he was only trying to protect his younger brother when he swung a wooden board at Derrion Albert outside of Fenger High School.“I had to protect my brother,” Riley, 20, said in a his videotaped confession, which Cook County prosecutors presented at the opening of his murder trial Monday.“I’m sorry about what happened. I didn’t want it to go this far.”Albert’s vicious ...
Attorney for sex businesses says changes to law unconstitutional
Attorney for sex businesses says changes to law unconstitutional By melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Published May 9, 2011 05:43PM MDT Prostitution stings were taking an uncomfortable turn for several Salt Lake City officers working vice. Undercover officers would approach a woman who appeared to be a prostitute on the street, then ask for her to join them in a vehicle. The woman would jump ...
Attorney for sex businesses says changes to law are unconstitutional
Attorney for sex businesses says changes to law are unconstitutional By melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Published May 9, 2011 05:43PM MDT Prostitution stings were taking an uncomfortable turn for several Salt Lake City officers working vice. Undercover officers would approach a woman who appeared to be a prostitute on the street, then ask for her to join them in a vehicle. The woman would ...
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth - Walkthrough
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth Walkthrough by The Lost Gamer ([email protected]) Written on 5/3/11 For a list of all my various guides, you can go to: http://the_lost_gamer.tripod.com Table of Contents: 1. General information 2. Video Walkthrou...
Attorney acquitted in trial files suit against Madison County
Chicago attorney Meanith Huon is suing Madison County and several individual law enforcement officers connected with his arrest and rape trial, where he was acquitted last year.
State Attorney Jerry Hill Will Run For an Eighth Term
State Attorney Jerry Hill will run for an eighth time as top prosecutor for Polk, Highland and Hardee counties. Hill, a Republican, is up for reelection next year.
Bush lawyer to lead health challenge
WASHINGTON • President Barack Obama 's health care law faces a series of challenges in three appeals courts starting today as Republican lawyers from 27 states will urge the courts to strike down the law as unconstitutional.
New lawyer for Manocchio
Top Boston lawyer Joseph Balliro to take up case of accused crime boss
Lawyer acquitted in sex case sues Madison County
He claims malicious prosecution, illegal wiretap and other acts in violation of his rights.
Lombardo to run for state attorney in 2013
MANATEE -- State Attorney Earl Moreland, who plans to retire in 2013, is endorsing his current chief assistant, Ed Brodsky, to replace him.
Attorney general continues investigation into Peggy Hettrick slaying
The Colorado Attorney General's Office continues managing a secret grand jury investigation into the 1987 homicide of Peggy Hettrick of Fort Collins.
Balkis: Attorney-General’s leave application dismissed
PUTRAJAYA: The decision of the High Court to allow the Selangor government and nine others to challenge the [...]
Blagojevich defense attorney admonished by judge
The defense attorney for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was criticized by a federal judge on Monday for "non-factual descriptions" and arguments deemed inadmissible in questioning witnesses.
Lawyer: Defendant found the bodies He found bodies but is not the killer
Michael Mosley, who faces first-degree murder charges in the 2002 deaths of a Brunswick Road couple, found the man and woman both dead during a visit to their apartment but did not kill them, defense attorney Terence Kindlon told jurors Monday. [...] Assistant District Attorney Christa Book said Mosley was a drug runner for victim Samuel "Frost" Holley's crack cocaine dealing operation and he ...
Attorney's health stalls oft-delayed murder case
Just about a week away from the scheduled start of the trial, the robbery and murder case against Delmas Sexton was put on hold.
Everett attorney allegedly stabbed by client during trial
EVERETT -- An Everett attorney wasn't seriously hurt after being attacked by his client during a hearing at the Snohomish County courthouse Monday. Defense attorney Thomas Cox declined to comment Monday because the alleged attacker still is his client.
Attorney acquitted in rape case sues Madison County
Chicago attorney Meanith Huon is suing Madison County and several individual law enforcement officers connected with his arrest and rape trial, where he was acquitted last year.
Accuser's lawyer requests names of all the women Roethlisberger has slept with
While the lawyer for a Harrah’s Lake Tahoe worker who claims she was raped by Pittsburgh Steeler’s quarterback Ben Roethlisberger demands that he reveal the names of women he had sex with, the woman said in a sworn statement that the people who said she bragged about the encounter were lying.
Those involved in red passport scam will not be spared: Attorney Gen
Attorney General Yuva Raj Sangraula on Tuesday made it clear that action will be taken against anyone found guilty of misusing the diplomatic passports.
Attorney general to review gas prices in Lower Hudson, NYC
ALBANY – State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said his office is completing a review of the rising cost of gasoline in the New York Metropolitan region including the five boroughs of New York, Rockland and Westchester counties, and Long Island.
Why it's Smarter to Hire a Lawyer
Sometimes people call us about an accident, but then seem reluctant to meet with us or open a file. People have many reasons why they are reluctant to hire a lawyer. Some of these reasons make sense on the surface, but on deeper inspection they can end up costing the injured person or their family. Here are some I've heard: I'm afraid I will have to pay the lawyer . I should wait a few months ...
Demjanjuk attorney disputes trial's legitimacy
John Demjanjuk's attorney says the German trial against his client on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder at a Nazi death camp lacks a legal basis because the Sobibor camp lies in neighboring Poland.
Demjanjuk’s attorney disputes German trial’s legitimacy in closing remarks
MUNICH — John Demjanjuk’s attorney says the German trial against his client on 28,060 counts of accessory to murder at a Nazi death camp lacks a legal basis because the Sobibor camp lies in neighboring Poland. Ulrich Busch on Tuesday said in his closing remarks that the 91-year-old, accused of being a guard at that death camp, should therefore not be tried in Germany. He says Polish authorities ...
Pak lawyer to use courts to halt US drone strikes
London, May 10 (ANI): A British-trained Pakistani lawyer has announced that he intends to use courts in Pakistan, the UK and the United States to end the US-led drone strikes in the country's tribal areas.
Deltona searches for attorney
Help wanted: A 15-year-old city suffering from growing pains and awkward adolescent moments is looking for a lawyer to provide adult guidance. The search for a new chief legal officer for the biggest city in Volusia County is already under way. The Deltona City Commission has agreed to ...
Acquitted Chicago attorney sues Downstate county
Chicago attorney Meanith Huon is suing Madison County and several individual law enforcement officers connected with his arrest and rape trial, where he was acquitted last year.
Lawyer stabbed in Everett courtroom; minor injury
The Snohomish County sheriff's office says a lawyer suffered a minor injury when his client stabbed him in the neck with a pencil in an Everett courtroom.
Ex-GlaxoSmithKline lawyer acquitted of lying
WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) - A former GlaxoSmithKline lawyer was acquitted on charges of lying and obstructing a probe into the company's marketing practices of an anti-depressant to be used as a weight loss drug, a U.S. Justice Department spokesman said on Tuesday.
Redskins' Haynesworth enters not guilty plea in sex-abuse case
A lawyer for Washington Redskins defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth has entered a not guilty plea on his behalf to a charge of sexual abuse.