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Attorney raises questions about state police DWI machines
When a new breath-alcohol analysis machine used by New York State Police began to experience various glitches in 2009, officials at the time said all the devices were reprogrammed and prosecutors across the state were assured that nobody was wrongfully charged with drunken driving.
Lawyer: Jailers seized killer's confidential papers
A lawyer for a former boxing trainer convicted in April of murder and other charges is accusing the Sheriff’s Department of seizing his client’s confidential documents from the downtown jail when the case was in trial, breaching attorney-client privilege.
Attorney For Fisherman's Wharf Murder Suspect Has Doubts About Mental Competency
The attorney for a souvenir shop worker at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf accused of the January killing of two employees at a neighboring business said in court Thursday that she has doubts about her client's mental competency to stand trial.
SF attorney doubts sanity of wharf murder suspect
The attorney for a Fisherman's Wharf worker said Thursday that she has doubts her client's mental competency to stand trial.
Attorney appointed for Kott in retrial
Former Alaska House Speaker Pete Kott came closer to a retrial on corruption charges Friday when a judge appointed an attorney to represent him at government expense and set an aggressive schedule for pretrial motions.
NFL attorney uses 'union' card against players
Paul Clement may have given the trade association a legitimate reason to not negotiate with owners.
Baptist Receives Letter from Attorney General's Office After Medical Record Theft
The state attorney general's office requested Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to report the theft of at least 15 boxes of private medical documents as required by law.
Attorney: Port Mansfield man wins eviction lawsuit
RAYMONDVILLE — A Willacy County jury ruled Friday in favor of a Port Mansfield man who port authorities tried to evict from his junk-strewn home, the man’s attorney said. “It went very, very well,” said Steve Banyai’s lawyer, Ryan Solis....
Lawyer: 12 Zimbabwe cop-death suspects tortured
Twelve visibly wounded suspects accused of killing a police inspector have appeared in a Zimbabwe court, and their lawyer said they were tortured repeatedly by police in jail.
Talib attorney has good meeting with district attorney, doesn't set case for trial
The attorney for indicted Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib decided not set the case for trial after meeting with the Dallas County district attorney Friday. Talib, 25, and his mother Okolo, 58, were indicted by a grand jury last week for assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a March 21 shooting in Garland, Texas. Frank Perez, Talib's attorney, had planned to attempt to set the case for a ...
US Attorney, FBI take over CNET investigation
The U.S. Attorney and the FBI will take over the lead in the investigation of Contra Costa County's law enforcement scandal.
Disgraced Attorney Elliott J. Vogt working on possible plea deal
A local attorney accused of forging legal documents and practicing law without a license has been in talks with prosecutors in Columbus and Phenix City about a possible plea agreement on charges of theft and forgery, and has begun paying restitution to the clients he deceived, his defense lawyer said Friday.
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 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: Port Mansfield man wins house eviction lawsuit
RAYMONDVILLE — A Willacy County jury ruled Friday in favor of a Port Mansfield man who port authorities tried to evict from his junk-strewn home, the man’s attorney said.“It went very, very well,” said Steve Banyai’s lawyer, Ryan...
Turn yourself in, lawyer pleads with tether-cutting convict
A lawyer whose client cut off his tether and fled the state after being convicted of attempted murder has a message for the escapee: Come home.
Attorney general responds to suit over medical marijuana law
HELENA - The state's medical marijuana law is not unconstitutional, and those challenging it are not entitled to a preliminary injunction to stop it from being implemented, the state attorney general'
Attorney seeks to overturn $3.5 million restitution order for Father Sam
Attorney seeks to overturn order that Father Sam pay foundation $3.5 million Priest given one-day prison sentence, fined
Turn yourself in, lawyer pleads with tether-cutting convict
A lawyer whose client cut off his tether and fled the state after being convicted of attempted murder has a message for the escapee: Come home.
Attorney: 12-Year-Old Has Troubled Past
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Details of a troubled past are raising questions about why a 12-year-old Jacksonville boy is facing life in prison.
Newark lawyer home after 7-month deployment in Afghanistan
NEWARK -- A lawyer by profession, Mark Poole has been a reservist for the Air National Guard for 31 years.
Lawyer: Zaldy wants to be transferred for medical reasons
The legal counsel of suspended Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Gov. Rizaldy "Zaldy" Ampatuan on Saturday confirmed that his client wanted to be transferred to a detention cell separate from his fellow detained relatives in Taguig City.
Attorney General Speaks At Missing Persons Ceremony
The Missing Persons Ceremony is an opportunity to reflect on those who are still missing and recognize the ongoing work of law enforcement officials to bring them home.
Michael Loucks Switches Sides, as Drug Makers' Lawyer
Michael K. Loucks, arguably the nation’s most influential prosecutor of health care fraud, has emerged in recent months as zealous a corporate defender as he was a prosecutor.
Borders has buyers, attorney says
NEW YORK, June 4 (UPI) -- An attorney for bankrupt U.S. bookseller Borders said there are several bidders lined up to buy most of its stores.
Attorney in Lower Merion student/teacher sex case asks to have defamation suit tossed out
After a long delay, an attorney representing a former Lower Merion High School student in a defamation suit brought on by the teacher she had a relationship with is asking a court to dismiss the teacher’s suit against her.
Attorney in Lower Merion student/teacher sex case asks to have defamation suit tossed out
After a long delay, an attorney representing a former Lower Merion High School student in a defamation suit brought on by the teacher she had a relationship with is asking a court to dismiss the teacher’s suit against her.
Attorney: Detention center's policies are overbroad
According to an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, claims that a recent motion filed against the Berkley County Detention Center would allow porn to prisoners are ludicrous.
Peter O’Malley III, Pr. George’s lawyer and Democratic power broker, dies at 72
Peter F. O’Malley III, a Prince George’s County lawyer and Democratic Party power broker who served as consigliere to real estate and sports mogul Abe Pollin and was also a force in local education, health care and sports, died May 28 at a hospital in Rehoboth Beach, Del., after a heart attack. He was 72. Mr. O’Malley, who came from a blue-collar Massachusetts background, completed Georgetown ...
Attorney Precious Martin responds to open records request
3 On Your Side has gotten a response to an open records request for a settlement agreement between Hinds County and Motorola.
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.
City likely to hire contract attorney in hopes of avoiding past flaws
Two City Council members support the hiring of a contracted firm to take care of the city’s attorney services, in hopes of avoiding the troubles the city has faced during its last 15 years with an in-house attorney.
Robert Sivick named new city attorney
Former Howard County Attorney Robert Sivick, who also is a former Omaha city councilman and former member of the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, has been selected to be Grand Island’s next city attorney.
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.
Denver lawyer says prejudice against Muslim Americans has grown
The more time that passes since the al-Qaeda terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the worse things seem to get between Muslim Americans and other Americans, says Asma Gull Hasan.
Pennsylvania attorney general's race is off to a crowded start
Candidates are already out working the campaign trail, schmoozing party leaders, making the rounds at fund-raisers, and gathering endorsements. A snapshot from the Republican presidential campaign?
MJ's ex-lawyer Benjamin Brafman to defend Dominique Strauss-Kahn
London, June 5 (ANI): Lawyer Benjamin Brafman who had helped Michael Jackson beat 10 child molestation charges would be defending the infamous Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Social Security: No lawyer needed for appeal
Q:I was turned down for disability. Do I need a lawyer to appeal? A: You are fully entitled to hire an attorney if you wish to, but it is not necessary. In fact, you can file a Social Security appeal online without a lawyer.
Attorney in Lower Merion student/teacher sex case asks to have defamation suit tossed out
After a long delay, an attorney representing a former Lower Merion High School student in a defamation suit brought on by the teacher she had a relationship with is asking a court to dismiss the teacher’s suit against her.
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.
Afridi's lawyer criticizes PCB committee
Shahid Afridi's lawyer has called the Pakistan Cricket Board's disciplinary process "a sham" as it prepares to pass judgment on the former one-day and Twenty20 captain.
Afridi's lawyer slams PCB
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi's lawyer has called the Pakistan Cricket Board's disciplinary process "a sham".
Afridi’s lawyer criticizes PCB committee
ISLAMABAD: Shahid Afridi’s lawyer has called the Pakistan Cricket Board’s disciplinary process ”a sham” as it prepares to pass judgment on the former one-day and Twenty20 captain.
Afridi's lawyer criticizes PCB committee
Shahid Afridi's lawyer has called the Pakistan Cricket Board's disciplinary process "a sham" as it prepares to pass judgment on the former one-day and Twenty20 captain. Afridi is due to appear before a disciplinary committee Wednesday after the allrounder criticized top PCB officials, and said he would retire.
Pennsylvania attorney general's race is off to a crowded start
Candidates are already out working the campaign trail, schmoozing party leaders, making the rounds at fund-raisers, and gathering endorsements. A snapshot from the Republican presidential campaign?
Attorney wants to know more about proposed Eagle sale
Attorney Steven Reifman said he was surprised to read in the newspaper last week that the closed Eagle Elementary School on West 14 Mile may become an Islamic Cultural Center.
Lawyer: Synchronized elections law doesn’t cover Armm
AS SENATORS prepare to vote for the fate of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) polls on Monday, top election lawyer Romulo Macalintal stressed the legality of pushing through with the polls on August 8 and not on 2013. read more
Casey Anthony trial: Legal experts question defense attorney Jose Baez's handling of case
Defense attorney Jose Baez rocked the criminal-defense world — not to mention Orlando's legal community — when he told jurors in Casey Anthony's trial that the death of his client's daughter was not a murder but due to an accidental drowning.
Lawyer representing OSU players doesn’t expect more suspensions
The Columbus Dispatch’s Tim May reports that an attorney who represented nine Ohio State football players during interviews with the NCAA this week offered an upbeat summation for fans fearing more Buckeyes could face suspensions. From May: Nine players were named in a Sports Illustrated article this week that attempted to show a pattern of [...]
Las Vegas attorney in HOA, drug probe sues insurer
Las Vegas construction defect attorney Nancy Quon is suing an insurance company in hopes of blocking the insurer from participating in a criminal investigation of Quon.