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East McKeesport man fired gun in self-defense, lawyer says
The lawyer for an East McKeesport man on trial for attempted murder told a Westmoreland County jury on Tuesday that his client fired in self-defense, not with an intent to kill, during a shootout in New Kensington.
Attorney: Killer defended himself
Aki Malik Ross' murder trial in Scott County began Tuesday afternoon with prosecutors and his defense agreeing to at least one detail: Ross shot Joevonte Howard.
Former Seattle US Attorney Pushes Pot Legalization
AP NewsBreak: Former Seattle US attorney sponsoring initiative to legalize marijuana in Wash.
Attorney plans suit over DWI-stop scuffle
A criminal-defense attorney has informed the state of his intention to sue over a June 10 arrest in downtown Santa Fe by a state police officer claiming the attorney was obstructing a DWI arrest.
Attorney files for restraining order
SAN BERNARDINO - An application for a temporary restraining order against Public Safety Academy CEO Michael Dickinson and CFO Michael Davis was filed Tuesday in San Bernardino Superior Court by an attorney representing the charter school's board of trustees.
Former U.S. attorney McKay backs effort to legalize pot in Washington
A coalition that includes former U.S. Attorney John McKay, Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes and travel guide Rick Steves is launching an initiative that would legalize marijuana in Washington state.
GOP backs lawyer for Board of Elections
Lawyer Anthony DeGidio won the backing of the Lucas County Republican Party executive committee Tuesday night for a seat on the Lucas County Board of Elections.
Attorney general cites 'serious' concerns about San Jose pension proposal
Letter to four Democratic state lawmakers suggests Mayor Chuck Reed's plan for curbing pension costs may not pass legal muster.
Show us proof: Zinck lawyer
Trevor Zinck’s lawyer said he wants to review all the evidence against his client to determine if the Crown has enough to bring the matter to trial. Lyle Howe appeared in Halifax provincial court yesterday and requested that a full week be put aside for the preliminary hearing of the embattled Dartmouth North MLA. Howe said committal in the case — whether or not there is enough evidence for ...
Attorney Josh Mackey Designated as a State Chair for the Council on Litigation Management
Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde attorney appointed as the Council on Litigation Management’s New York State Chair. Albany, NY (PRWEB) June 21, 2011 Iseman, Cunningham, Riester & Hyde, LLP , is pleased to announce that Joshua E. Mackey , a partner in the firm, has been designated as a New York state chair for the prestigious Council on Litigation Management (CLM). The state chair position is a ...
Lawyer: Dispute between businesses not criminal matter
MENOMONIE - A defense lawyer for the owner of a Menomonie electrical company charged with felony theft in a business setting says his client should never have been charged because it is a financial dispute between two companies.
Twinkies, Zombies; Fighting Back At the Attorney General’s Office
Attorney General Gary King has been the victim of innuendo, lies and personal or corporate agendas in the news media, King’s chief spokesman said Tuesday. “The bottom line, AG King... Read more »
City attorney pick reprimanded by Nebraska Supreme Court
Grand Island Mayor Jay Vavricek's pick for city attorney was reprimanded by the Nebraska Supreme Court for an outburst in open court.
Dritis lawyer receives full disclosures
Filimone Vosarogo, lawyer of former Fiji land force commander Pita Driti, has confirmed receiving all disclosures from the state. And he has been given until July 5 to respond to the Director Public Prosecution’s application that the case be transferred to the High Court.
Orland attorney calls it quits
ORLAND — After nearly 17 years as the legal council for the city of Orland, attorney Tom Andrews gave his 30-day notice Monday night.
City attorney pick reprimanded by Nebraska Supreme Court
Grand Island Mayor Jay Vavricek's pick for city attorney was reprimanded by the Nebraska Supreme Court for an outburst in open court.
The 'Country Lawyer' Shaping Campaign Finance Law
Conservative lawyer James Bopp of Terre Haute, Ind., has done more than anyone else over the years to upset the status quo in America's political money laws. Now he's on the verge of breaching the bulwark of those laws — the wall between candidates and corporate money.
The 'Country Lawyer' Shaping Campaign Finance Law
Conservative lawyer James Bopp of Terre Haute, Ind., has done more than anyone else over the years to upset the status quo in America's political money laws. Now he's on the verge of breaching the bulwark of those laws — the wall between candidates and corporate money.
Attorney Robert Raper Launches New Website & Marketing Campaign
Kentucky Attorney Robert Raper expands his ability to help clients throughout Kentucky. (PRWeb June 22, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20
Ex-Pierce County executive eyes attorney general job
There’s no doubt John Ladenburg wants to be attorney general. The question the Tacoma Democrat is pondering: Can he win?
A Pink Slip for Attorney General Holder: Brown
View full sizeAP photoU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks during a discussion on job development and strategies for the former incarcerated, Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at the Labor Department in Washington. By SUSAN STAMPER BROWNCAGLE CARTOONS During a recent speech...
Twinkies, Zombies; Fighting Back At the Attorney General’s Office
Attorney General Gary King has been the victim of innuendo, lies and personal or corporate agendas in the news media, King’s chief spokesman said Tuesday. “The bottom line, AG King... Read more »
Attorney requests hearing in her embezzlement case
A Howell attorney accused of embezzling from two clients has asked for a preliminary hearing in the case.
Charge jailed potato farmer in Canada: lawyer
A lawyer for a New Brunswick potato farmer jailed in Lebanon is calling on the federal justice minister to charge his client.
A-G has agenda against magistrate: lawyer
The lawyer of NSW magistrate Brian Vincent Maloney has accused the government of trying to stitch up his client.
A-G has agenda against magistrate: lawyer
The lawyer of NSW magistrate Brian Vincent Maloney has accused the government of trying to stitch up his client.
Zinck's lawyer requests full week for preliminary inquiry
Trevor Zinck’s lawyer said he wants to review all the evidence against his client to determine if the Crown has enough to bring the matter to trial. Lyle Howe appeared in Halifax provincial court yesterday and requested that a full week be put aside for the preliminary hearing of the embattled Dartmouth North MLA. Howe said committal in the case — whether or not there is enough evidence for ...
John Galliano lawyer 'trained to phone a lawyer if he got into heated argument'
The bizarre claim is contained in a legal dossier which will be presented at the British fashion designer's trial for anti-Semitism in Paris.
Attorney Robert Raper Launches New Website & Marketing Campaign
Kentucky Attorney Robert Raper expands his ability to help clients throughout Kentucky.
Attorney Deborah Truhowsky to be Recognized by New York Foundation for Senior Citizens
Attorney Deborah Truhowsky will be recognized for her support of the Volunteer Ombudsman Program by the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens.
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.
Lawyer: RI mob sweep suspect offered plea deal
Federal prosecutors have offered a plea agreement to a Rhode Island man arrested earlier this year in a nationwide mob sweep, according to a motion filed Wednesday by the man's attorney.
Lawyer: MLB Wants Frank McCourt Out
The lawyer for Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt believes that Major League Baseball purposely set out to have him run out of the sport.
Former Seattle US attorney pushes pot legalization
A man who once served as the Justice Department's top official in Seattle said Tuesday that he is sponsoring an initiative to legalize possession of up to an ounce of dried marijuana in Washington state, a measure he hopes will help "shame Congress" into ending pot prohibition.
Attorney for alleged email snooper headed to appeals court, again WITH VIDEO
The attorney for a man facing two computer crimes charges said he’s headed for the state Court of Appeals this afternoon after a judge denied his motion to stay the proceedings.
U.S. Attorney Purdon unveils plan to reduce violent crime in Indian communities
BISMARCK - North Dakota's U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon wants to crack down on the prevalence of violent crime in the state's tribal communities through a new initiative he's unveiling today.  Talk about this topic
Attorney Marchan indicted on racketeering charges
A federal grand jury has indicted Brownsville attorney Ray Roman Marchan on charges of racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, aiding and abetting extortion and wire fraud. In the indictment Marchan is listed as Person "D" in the case...
Attorney to run for clerk of court
A local attorney is the first candidate to throw his hat in the race for Terrebonne's clerk of court.
Attorney charged with punching, choking 7-year-old son
A St. Paul attorney is accused of choking and punching his 7-year-old son at least 30 times in an uncontrolled rage.
Kalamazoo attorney criticizes federal ruling in medical marijuana case in Grand Rapids
Federal magistrate granted Drug Enforcement Administration agents access to information on certain medical marijuana patients as part of drug investigation.
Lawyer Eige to direct McDonnell's policy shop
Multiple staff departures triggered a personnel shuffle.
Held farmer’s lawyer asks Canada to charge and extradite client
Lawyer of potato farmer being held in Beirut on an Interpol arrest warrant has urged the Canadian government to charge his client so he can be extradited to his home country.
Attorney General Questions Legality Of San Jose’s Pension Plan
The California Attorney General thinks a plan by Mayor Chuck Reed to lower pensions costs in San Jose by declaring a fiscal state of emergency may be on shaky legal footing.
Lawyer, bondsman indicted in S. Texas judge case
share: digg facebook twitter McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge unsealed indictments Wednesday against a South Texas attorney and a bondsman for allegedly bribing a former state district judge who has already pleaded guilty to racketeering. Marchan, 54, of Port Isabel, is accused of racketeering and conspiracy for several bribes amounting to more than $11,000 that he allegedly paid to former ...
Ames attorney’s sex assault case to go to trial
Ames attorney Gerald Moothart’s motion to dismiss a sex assault case against him was denied by a judge Monday, paving the way for the case to go before a jury this week.
Casey Anthony trial: Who's 'Lawyer Gaga'?
The public's focus is naturally on the woman accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. But did you know there’s a “Lawyer Gaga”? “The Velvet Hammer”? The “Sharpie Lady”?
Debit-Card Swipe-Fee Cap Not Traditional, Lawyer Says
A planned cap on the debit-card swipe fees charged to merchants by the biggest U.S. banks is “discriminatory,” a lawyer for one of the affected banks told a U.S. appeals court panel.
Lawyer for man charged with reading wife's e-mails hopes to delay trial
Leon Walker, a Rochester Hills man charged with a five-year felony for reading his wife's e-mails, also faces trial for attempting to access a confidential police database, a charge related to the e-mail hacking case.
Attorney: Man robbed bank to get health benefits
GASTONIA, N.C. -- The attorney for a North Carolina man accused of robbing a bank so he could receive health care in jail says the issue illustrates the nation's health care crisis.
Jailed attorney now faces theft charges in Louisville
There is more trouble for a Louisville attorney who is already behind bars. 31-year-old Michael Wade is in the Bullitt County Detention Center accused of trying to sneak heroin into one of his clients. Now, Louisville Metro Police are after Wade because they say he stole a $5,500 settlement check.