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Lawyer asks Oregon Supreme Court to order competency hearing for condemned killer
A lawyer filed a petition today asking the Oregon Supreme Court to set aside the death sentence of condemned killer Gary Haugen and require a hearing on his mental competence.
Lawyer who tipped Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel being investigated by NCAA
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The attorney whose email tip to Jim Tressel launched a scandal that led to his forced resignation as Ohio State's football coach and possible NCAA discipline for the school is being investigated for legal misconduct by the Ohio Supreme Court.
ASK THE LAWYER: How a fired employees can pursue a retaliation claim
I ran a division of the company for several years. A staff member was injured. I spoke up, and argued she should not be let go (but to no avail). A month later they put me on "probation", and a month after that fired me. I believe it is in retaliation for my speaking up.
Attorney Who Tipped Off Tressel To Face Charges
The attorney who was at the center of the Ohio State scandal that eventually led to the resignation of head coach Jim Tressel is now facing charges of misconduct.
2 ex-judges, lawyer back to prison in Miss scheme
Two ex-judges and an attorney from Mississippi must return to federal prison for their convictions in a loan scheme.
Province holding ratepayers in contempt, lawyer says
The Ontario government is holding electricity ratepayers in contempt as its lawyers stall a challenge to a $53.7 million green energy charge imposed last year, says the lawyer for a consumer group.
D.C. attorney general sees ‘major flaws’ in ethics bill
A week after he unveiled dramatic allegations of corruption against a council member, city Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan on Monday criticized “major flaws” in an ethics overhaul under consideration by the D.C. Council. While calling the bill introduced by council Chairman Kwame R. Brown (D-At Large) and council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) a “first step,” Nathan testified in a public ...
County courthouse mourns attorney killed in fire
MOUNT HOLLY — Holly Fusco was due to start trial this morning in arguably one of the biggest cases scheduled to be heard this year at the county courthouse.
Lawyer worried about Lippiatt
Three years ago, a local psychiatrist said Meghan Lippiatt's mental illness was in "good remission." The psychiatrist acknowledged that Lippiatt, who admitted killing her two young sons in Mount Joy in 2004, was depressed with "psychotic features." But, the doctor decided, the illness had subsided b...
Saudi prince's planned compound referred to district attorney by L.A. city attorney
The Los Angeles city attorney has asked the district attorney to investigate a Saudi prince’s plan to build an enormous compound in Benedict Canyon, according to Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz. Last month, Koretz alerted City Atty. Carmen Trutanich...
Attorney: Nodine Will be Transferred Tomorrow
According to his attorney, former Mobile County Commissioner Steve Nodine will be transferred from the Baldwin County Corrections Center Tuesday.
Attorney General sues North Charleston over rails: Port railroad fight appears headed for state high court
The rail feud between North Charleston and the state of South Carolina appears headed for the S.C. Supreme Court with the Attorney General's office saying North Charleston is in the wrong.
Attorney who tipped off Tressel under investigation
COLUMBUS — The attorney whose e-mail tip to Jim Tressel launched a scandal that led to his forced resignation as Ohio State’s football coach and possible NCAA discipline for the school is being investigated for legal misconduct by the Ohio Supreme Court.Sanctions against lawyer Christopher Cicero could range from a public reprimand to permanently losing his law license.State Disciplinary Counsel ...
Women accused of extortion of local lawyer
Sentencing is scheduled Thursday for a Springfield woman who has pleaded guilty to extorting thousands of dollars from a lawyer who says he paid her and her mother more than $40,000 to prevent them from disclosing photos of him in a sexually compromising situation.
Report: Hamilton lawyer talks to Feds about Armstrong
An attorney representing Tyler Hamilton told ESPN.com on Monday he felt compelled to notify federal authorities about an incident involving his client and fellow cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Hamilton's lawyer: Armstrong confronted client in restaurant
An attorney representing Tyler Hamilton tells ESPN.com he felt compelled to notify federal authorities about an incident involving his client and fellow cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Attorney: Interim Police Chief Ray Rael firing officers over past dissent
An attorney representing five Santa Fe police officers has asked a judge to put an end to what he called the "kangaroo court" run by interim Police Chief Ray Rael.
Report: Hamilton lawyer talks to Feds about Lance
A lawyer representing Tyler Hamilton told the ESPN.com sports website Monday he felt compelled to notify federal authorities about an incident involving his client and fellow cyclist Lance Armstrong. Hamilton, who has accused the seven-time Tour de France winner of doping, and Armstrong had a conversation in an Aspen, Colorado restaurant Saturday.
Lawyer Found Dead At Kapar Hindu Temple
KLANG, June 14 (Bernama) -- A lawyer was found dead at a Hindu temple in Kampung Perepat, Kapar, at 9.30 pm yesterday, apparently having succumbed to injuries suffered in an attack.
Attorney General has deputy at W&M
WILLIAMSBURG — When Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli decided to assign a full-time deputy to the College of William & Mary campus, he took work from three people and cost Sen. Tommy Norment (R-3rd) more than $100,000 in income.
Lawyer found dead at Hindu temple in Kapar
KLANG: A lawyer was found dead at a Hindu temple in Kampung Perepat, Kapar, at 9.30pm Monday, apparently having succumbed to injuries suffered in an attack.
Lawyer found dead at Kapar Hindu temple
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 16:32:00 KLANG: A lawyer was found dead at a Hindu temple in Kampung Perepat, Kapar, at 9.30 pm yesterday, apparently having succumbed to injuries suffered in an attack. Datuk R. Anbalagan, 56, had injuries on the face, body, right shoulder and left hand, North Klang police chief Supt Mohamad Shukor Sulong said today. He said the assailant had driven off in Anbalagan's ...
Tressel emails could cost lawyer his license
The Columbus lawyer at the center of the controversy surrounding former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel could lose his license to practice law.
Lawyer’s trial delayed to add a charge
A trial that was scheduled to begin today in Helena-West Helena for Forrest City lawyer Mike Easley has been postponed after federal prosecutors added a conspiracy charge.
Attorney Seeks Intervention
Court intervention is being sought in pending discipline against five Santa Fe police officers whose conduct during an arrest last year has been questioned by department brass. Two officers could... Read more »
Kenya: Sang Lawyer Sued Over Sh4 Million Award
A lawyer representing one of the International Criminal Court suspects is facing integrity charges at the Advocates Complaints Commission.
Lawyer Nick Freeman says women who dress provocatively 'victimise men'
Nick Freeman, 54, whose clients include David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson, said women should 'take more responsibility' for what they wear.
Attorney: Nodine Will be Transferred Tuesday
According to his attorney, former Mobile County Commissioner Steve Nodine will be transferred from the Baldwin County Corrections Center Tuesday.
Hamilton's lawyer reports confrontation
An attorney representing Tyler Hamilton told ESPN.com on Monday he felt compelled to notify federal authorities about an incident involving his client and fellow cyclist Lance Armstrong.
US Attorney In Kan. Appoints Chief Prosecutor
U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom has appointed Jared Magg as chief of the criminal division in Kansas.
Attorney Reema Bajaj, 25, charged with prostitution for 'performing $50 sex-act on man'
Reema Bajaj, 25, from Sycamore, Chicago, was linked to prostitution by police who were investigating a separate case involving child pornography.
District Attorney Vance Sees DNA as Tool to Solve Cold Cases
Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, is seeking legislation to expand collection of genetic material from those convicted of crimes.
U-S Attorney in KS Appoints Chief Prosecutor
U-S Attorney Barry Grissom has appointed his chief of the criminal division in Kansas. Grissom announced yesterday (MON) that Assistant U-S Attorney Jared Magg will oversee all federal criminal cases filed in Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City, Kansas.
Lawyer says October trial too early in Cisneros case
A lawyer for capital murder defendant Gregory L. Nelson Jr. said this morning that an October trial date for the former restaurant manager is "unrealistic."
Attorney General Roy Cooper visits Wilmington
The attorney general will be in town Tuesday afternoon to speak to the Wilmington Central Rotary club.
Immigration Attorney Albert J. Perez, ESQ., Has Been Selected as a “Rising Star” for Two Consecutive Years in Florida ...
Attorney Albert J. Perez was selected and included in the “Super Lawyers” rising star list for 2011. Every year, "Super Lawyers" magazine names only 2.5% of all attorneys in Florida as a “Rising Star”.
Report: Hamilton lawyer talks to Feds about Lance
An attorney representing Tyler Hamilton told ESPN.com on Monday he felt compelled to notify federal authorities about an incident involving his client and fellow cyclist Lance Armstrong.
Reagan Dunn will run for attorney general
Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn is running for attorney general.
LAWRENCE: Council appoints its new attorney
Township Council approved Michael W. Herbert to become the municipal attorney by a 3-2 vote at a special meeting Tuesday night. He replaces former Municipal Attorney Kevin Nerwinski, who was elevated by the council to become the Municipal Court judge.
Defense attorney named in double murder case
ST. GEORGE — Salt Lake City attorney Stephen McCaughey has been appointed to represent a Washington City man suspected of killing his wife and stepson earlier this year during an alleged domestic dispute.
Hamilton lawyer talks to feds about Lance
An attorney representing Tyler Hamilton said Tuesday he felt compelled to notify federal authorities about a brief conversation involving his client and fellow cyclist Lance Armstrong that occurred over the weekend at a Colorado restaurant.
LAWRENCE: Council appoints its new attorney
Township Council approved Michael W. Herbert to become the municipal attorney by a 3-2 vote at a special meeting Tuesday night. He replaces former Municipal Attorney Kevin Nerwinski, who was elevated by the council to become the Municipal Court judge.
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Attorney says court release in union case coming
An attorney who argued before the Wisconsin Supreme Court in the case over whether Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining proposal legally passed the Legislature says he has been told the court will issue something in...
Lawyer, others busted for trading child rape images
A corporate lawyer, an architect and at least two dozen others were arrested when police smashed a child pornography ring that traded images of sexual assault "the way others trade baseball cards," Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said on Tuesday.
Ohio Attorney General's task force works to ensure DNA evidence in sexual assault cases is properly handled
There is no statewide set of guidelines for processing sexual assault kits for evidence, leaving police departments on their own to decide whether to send the kits to a laboratory for testing.
Attorney: Miles Family Rejects City’s Settlement Offer
The City of Pittsburgh has offered a settlement to Jordan Miles. "This case is about more than money," says Miles family attorney J. Kerrington Lewis. "This case is about the policies in place that we believe have to be changed."
Attorney for suspected serial killer Mendenhall quits
The attorney representing suspected serial killer Bruce D. Mendenhall in a Wilson County, Tenn. murder case has withdrawn from the case.
Feds: Lawyer stole from Cancer Society
A former Ottawa County lawyer stands accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from trusts and estates he controlled -- including money from the American Cancer Society and "vulnerable adults."
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