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Lawyer: Accused Fla. judge 'doth protest too much'
A judge facing ethics allegations partly related to the building of an opulent courthouse has asked the Judicial Qualifications Commission to dismiss the complaints.
Defense lawyer for Arizona inmate argues no physical evidence of kidnapping in escape trial
KINGMAN, Ariz. — A defense lawyer for an Arizona inmate on trial for escaping and hijacking two truck drivers says there’s no physical evidence linking the prisoner to the crimes he’s accused of. Public defender Jason Steffen told a jury in Kingman on Wednesday that no DNA, fingerprints or surveillance link 46-year-old John McCluskey to the kidnapping he’s charged with. Steffen says the state ...
Lawyer: Accused Florida Judge 'Doth Protest Too Much'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A judge facing ethics allegations partly related to the building of an opulent courthouse has asked the Judicial Qualifications Commission to dismiss the complaints.
Defense attorney: Officer was 'careless' on the night he died
As the prosecution opened its case against Glenn Doneghy on Wednesday morning, Assistant Commonwealt
Attorney Wants Trial In Deputy's Death Moved
An attorney for a man charged with murder for a deputy's death during a high-speed police chase has asked the court to move the trial.
Attorney General Schuette subpoenas 3 mortgage processors over questionable documentation
(Bloomberg) — The Michigan attorney general’s office has subpoenaed three mortgage processors as part of a state investigation of "robo-signing."
Lawyer-turned-brewer's ginger ale outgrows Bridgeton plant
Reuben Canada's Jin-Ja ginger beer "on pace to outgrow the production capacity of our current facility," 10,000 cases a year
Attorney named for city management position
In a unanimous vote June 7, City of Laurel council members agreed to hire a Nebraska attorney as the new Chief Administrative Officer. Resolution No. R11-43 authorized Mayor Ken Olson to execute a contract for the Chief Administrative Officer position between the city and Robert J. Sivick.
DuPage State's Attorney Berlin to seek full term
Backed by top leaders of the Republican Party, DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin announced today that he will seek a full four-year term in 2012.
Berlin launches bid for DuPage state’s attorney
DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin announced Wednesday that he will seek a full term in the 2012 election. Berlin made the announcement at the county fairgrounds in Wheaton flanked by several police officials and high-ranking members of the Republican Party.
Attorney for Sen. Harri Anne Smith tries to discredit Sen. Scott Beason in bingo trial
This is the third day on the stand for Beason, the prosecution's first witness in the corruption trial.
Lawyer-turned-brewer's ginger ale outgrows Bridgeton plant
Reuben Canada's Jin-Ja ginger beer "on pace to outgrow the production capacity of our current facility," 10,000 cases a year
Man wrongly accused of HIV biting attempt on deputy, lawyer says
A lawyer representing a man accused of trying to bite a deputy to infect him with the virus that causes AIDS says his client is not HIV positive, but is the victim of police brutality and a cover-up.
Man wrongly accused of HIV biting attempt on deputy, lawyer says
A lawyer representing a man accused of trying to bite a deputy to infect him with the virus that causes AIDS says his client is not HIV positive, but is the victim of police brutality and a cover-up.
Attorney, former UI wrestler running for Iowa City School Board
An Iowa City attorney and former Iowa wrestler has declared himself a candidate for the Iowa City School Board.
Your Stories: KISS' Attorney, Raymond E. Scott
Up in Tellico Village lives an attorney, but not just any attorney. This one has an interesting resume that rivals many hot shot Hollywood lawyers.
West Palm Beach lawyer to lead Bar
West Palm Beach lawyer Scott Hawkins is expected to be sworn-in next week as president of the Florida Bar, the organization charged with overseeing lawyer regulation in the state. Bar members played a central role this spring in fighting House Speaker Dean Cannon’s push to add three members to the state Supreme Court, while splitting it into criminal [...]
Senior Attorney Departs, Leaving Behind Deepwater Horizon Case
When senior attorney John Cruden leaves the Department of Justice next week to become president of the Environmental Law Inst...
Greensboro City Attorney Leaving After Six Months
City Attorney Julia McNeil Danish, who was hired in December, has reached a mutual separation agreement with Greensboro City Council. 
Wieser named new city attorney
After foregoing the interviewing process, the La Crescent City Council, on the recommendation of City Administrator Bill Waller, named Skip Wieser of Wieser Law Office its new city attorney at a speci
Client wants $5M back after lawyer admits guilt
share: digg facebook twitter Recorded conversations and phone calls between Limas, Solis and others laid out a plan to give Limas 10 percent of the attorney fees from the helicopter crash case settlement, the federal court records show. Sanchez's lawsuit alleges that the other lawyer involved in the bribery scheme, referred to in court documents as "Person A," was Austin attorney Marc Rosenthal ...
Slopping-out lawyer may sue First Minister for attacking his integrity
A LEADING human-rights lawyer is considering suing Alex Salmond, claiming that the First Minister has undermined his professional integrity.
Slopping-out lawyer may sue First Minister for attacking his integrity
A LEADING human-rights lawyer is considering suing Alex Salmond, claiming that the First Minister has undermined his professional integrity.
Lawyer claims police brutality, says suspect doesn’t have HIV
A judge ordered pretrial release for a shoplifting suspect who claimed police brutality. Deputies alleged he claimed he had AIDS and tried to bite one of them.
Middletown attorney accused of promoting contraband in Bullitt jail
Kentucky State Police arrested a Louisville attorney Wednesday at the Bullitt County Detention Center after jail officers say they found him in possession of drugs they suspect he was smuggling into the jail for one of his clients.
Kott attorney asks to withdraw after 2nd lawyer disallowed
A judge's decision this week to appoint a single attorney rather than two to represent former House Speaker Pete Kott at his retrial has led the sole attorney to seek to withdraw from the case.
LawyerUp Promises People in Trouble a Lawyer in 15 Minutes
A new company, LawyerUp, promises to get people in trouble a lawyer within 15 minutes.
Lawyer here tomorrow for Native day school case
Open to all bands: First Nations people continue to gather forces for class-action lawsuit
Lawyer: Accused Judge 'Doth Protest Too Much'
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The rhetoric is hitting new heights, including quotes from Shakespeare and Nietzsche, in the case of a Florida judge facing ethics charges related in part to the building of an opulent courthouse that critics dubbed a "Taj Mahal."
Attorney has harsh words for Bluebaum
The same attorney who drew public criticism from a Greene County judge is now facing similar complaints from a local attorney.
Attorney wants Broward red-light camera ruling to apply across Florida
The latest efforts to throw out red-light cameras has endangered regular red-light tickets instead.
Lawyer's murder was an act of revenge
Thursday, June 16th, 2011 11:06:00 KLANG: DEEP-SEATED resentment harboured by a temple caretaker towards his employer is believed to be the motive behind the sensational murder of lawyer Datuk R. Anpalagan.
Lawyer: Charges to be dropped against Wittels
The lawyer representing a Florida International baseball star accused of raping a teenage tourist in the Bahamas says the charges will be dropped.
Asheville district attorney files motion in innocence commission case
ASHEVILLE — District Attorney Ron Moore wants a three-judge panel to avoid reading the findings of the N.C. Innocence Inquiry Commission prior to a court hearing on the innocence claims of two Buncombe County men convicted of murder.
Lawyer: My Client Did Not Hire to Shoot Tupac
Lawyer says claims are false in online post on 1994 shooting, robbery of Tupac Shakur
Khir lawyer says mansion, land valued at RM3.5m
SHAH ALAM, June 16 — The RM3.5 million that Dr Mohd Khir Toyo paid for his palatial home and two plots of land was market value for the properties, the former Selangor mentri besar’s corruption trial was told today.
Attorney Eiten named associate Judge
La Salle attorney Karen C. Eiten has been selected as the new associate judge in the 13th Judicial District. The announcement of Eiten's appointment was released Wednesday by Chief Judge H. Chris Ryan, Jr. The selection of
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.
Attorney Gerald Greene passes away
PINEVILLE — Gerald Greene, an attorney with a long career in Bell County, passed away at Pineville Community Hospital on Tuesday. Greene was 64. Former Bell County circuit judge Farmer Helton, for whom the county’s judicial center was named, contacted the Daily News to remark on the man he knew.
Attorney: Action threatens sale
An attorney representing convicted utility owner Jeff Pruett said the appointment of a receiver to operate Louisiana Land and Water Co. could jeopardize the company's pending sale to Liberty Water Co.
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.
State attorney general probes mortgage firms
The Michigan Attorney General's Office subpoenaed three mortgage processors, including Lender Processing Services, as part of a state probe of robo-signing. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said his office served Lender Processing, Fidelity National Financial and CT Corporation System with investigative subpoenas as affiliates of DocX, a mortgage service support provider.
Constitutional lawyer upset with taxi cameras
Cameras being installed in Wellington Combined Taxis can record both video and audio.
Lawyer asks for abolition of insurance injury cap
The New Brunswick auto insurance working group has started its search for input on possible changes to the minor-injury compensation cap and an Edmundston lawyer has offered a straightforward solution.
Rubashkin attorney 'hopeful' on new trial
An attorney for a former kosher slaughterhouse executive said he is "hopeful" Sholom Rubashkin will get a new trial.
Lawyer: Accused Judge 'Doth Protest Too Much'
The rhetoric is hitting new heights, including quotes from Shakespeare and Nietzsche, in the case of a Florida judge facing ethics charges related in part to the building of an opulent courthouse that critics dubbed a "Taj Mahal."
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange wants to intervene in Jefferson County sewer debt crisis
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange on Wednesday filed a motion to intervene on behalf of sewer customers in matters involving the Jefferson County sewer debt crisis.
Charlotte attorney closer to confirmation
Charlotte lawyer Thomas Walker may be a step closer this week to taking over as U.S Attorney for North Carolina's Eastern District. Because Walker's nomination isn't controversial, it's expected to move easily through the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee today, then go to the full Senate for a confirmation vote.
Lawyer seeking release of Canadian farmer from Lebanese lockup this week
Nearly three months after he was put in a Lebanese prison cell, a decision now appears imminent on whether New Brunswick potato farmer Henk Tepper will be released from custody in Beirut or deported to Algeria.
U.S. Attorney Neronha promotes efforts to keep ex-convicts out of prison
U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha praises efforts by groups seeking to reduce the rate of recidivism among former prison inmates