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Alliance Party condemns Attorney General's intervention
The Alliance Party believes that the Attorney General's decision to apply to the Supreme Court for permission to intervene yet again in the IHC sleep over case shows how little regard the government has for low paid workers and for disabled people.
Skirt-Chasing Son Mocks Lawyer Father in Kushner’s Wry ‘Illusion’: Review
The seats are soft and the leg room generous at the Signature Theatre off-Broadway, which follows “Angels in America” with an adroit revival of “The Illusion,” Tony Kushner ’s meditation on life in and out of the theater.
Lawyer Sheldon Kaplan, 96, dies
Widely respected, he had a hand in Minnesota Vikings' history. And he never retired.
Strauss-Kahn Will Plead Not Guilty, Lawyer Says
Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn will formally deny charges that he sexually assaulted and tried to rape a Manhattan hotel maid at a hearing today, his lawyer said.
Strauss-Kahn Will Plead Not Guilty to Hotel Attack, Lawyer Says
Former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn will formally deny charges that he sexually assaulted and tried to rape a Manhattan hotel maid at a hearing today, his lawyer said.
School board to evaluate attorney candidates
The West Milford school board will interview candidates for board attorney on June 15 and 16.
Bell leaders to consider city attorney post at special meeting
Some Bell residents say the firm that helped elect the current City Council has an inside track as leaders consider hiring a new city attorney. The Bell City Council will hold a special meeting Monday night to consider hiring a new city attorney, but some residents say one of the three firms competing for the job has an inside track.
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.
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.
Public corruption: Convicted El Paso lawyer Luther Jones hires high-profile defender
El Paso lawyer Luther Jones has hired a prominent attorney who has represented high-profile clients in national cases to defend him.
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.
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.
Bell leaders to consider city attorney post at special meeting
Some Bell residents say the firm that helped elect the current City Council has an inside track as leaders consider hiring a new city attorney. The Bell City Council will hold a special meeting Monday night to consider hiring a new city attorney, but some residents say one of the three firms competing for the job has an inside track.
Nitin Garg murder a result of immaturity: lawyer
The defence lawyer said the murder was unintentional and was a result of a spontaneous attempted robbery.
Lawyer: Strauss-Kahn will be acquitted
NEW YORK, June 6 (UPI) -- Former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn is not guilty of trying to rape a New York hotel maid and will be acquitted, his lawyer says.
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.
Kenichi attorney seeks dismissal of ownership lawsuit
The attorney for a co-owner of Kenichi who is being sued by a Denver man as part of an ownership quarrel says the lawsuit should be dismissed because his client did not have the authority to distribute profits. 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.
Mladic's army pension unblocked: lawyer
Serbia has unblocked the pension of Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb army chief who was transferred to the UN war crimes court last week.
Attorney firm named business of year
Sun Street Centers has announced its Business of the Year recipient for 2011 is Ottone Leach Olsen & Ray LLP.
Lawyer: Ratko Mladic's family plans to visit him in UN detention this week
Ratko Mladic's Serbian lawyer says his client's family plans to visit him at the U.N. detention centre in the Netherlands later this week.
County attorney probably will charge suspect in fatal crash
Cascade County Attorney John Parker said on Sunday that he expects the suspect in Friday night's deadly crash in Great Falls to be charged with vehicular homicide in district court today.
Lawyer: Video proves innocence of Stow suspect
A lawyer for a suspect in the beating of Bryan Stow claims a video from a security camera will prove his client's innocence.
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: Mladic's family to visit him
Ratko Mladic's family plans to visit him this week at a U.N. war crimes detention unit in the Netherlands where he is awaiting a genocide trial for atrocities committed by Serb troops during Bosnia's 1992-95 war, his Serbian lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: Ratko Mladic’s family plans to visit him in UN detention this week
BELGRADE, Serbia — Ratko Mladic’s family plans to visit him this week at a U.N. war crimes detention unit in the Netherlands where he is awaiting a genocide trial for atrocities committed by Serb troops during Bosnia’s 1992-95 war, his Serbian lawyer said Monday. Milos Saljic denied a Serbian newspaper report that Mladic has threatened to start a hunger strike and stop taking his medicine in his ...
Attorney: Hotel video could exonerate suspect in Giants fan's beating
Attorney's motion says hotel video from the day after the beating could show that beating suspect Giovanni Ramirez had a noticeable head of hair. The man who beat Bryan Stow was described by witnesses and in police sketches as being bald.
Attorney: Hotel video could exonerate suspect in Giants fan's beating
Attorney's motion says hotel video from the day after the beating could show that beating suspect Giovanni Ramirez had a noticeable head of hair. The man who beat Bryan Stow was described by witnesses and in police sketches as being bald.
Lawyer disputes Dez's claim he has settled bills
Despite claims otherwise by Dez Bryant over the weekend, a lawyer said the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver still owes more than $600,000 and that a lawsuit is still pending.
Ex-Madoff Employee Eric Lipkin to Plead Guilty, Lawyer Says
Former Bernard Madoff employee Eric Lipkin will plead guilty to federal criminal charges stemming from the biggest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, his lawyer said.
Attorney: Suspect Had Hair On Day Of Dodger Stadium Assault
The attorney for Giovanni Ramirez says his client could not be the man described by eyewitnesses because he did not have a shaved head until after the assault.
Attorney: Suspect Had Full Head Of Hair On Day Of Dodger Stadium Assault
The attorney for Giovanni Ramirez says his client could not be the man described by eyewitnesses because he did not have a shaved head until after the assault.
D.C. attorney general: Harry Thomas Jr. diverted public funds
D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. arranged to have more than $300,000 in public funds diverted to groups he controlled, and used the money as a lavish personal account, purchasing an Audi SUV and taking trips to Las Vegas and Pebble Beach, the city’s attorney general said Monday. In releasing a highly anticipated report , Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan alleges that Thomas’s inappropriate ...
Dominique Strauss-Kahn: alleged victim to testify, lawyer says
Lawyer says woman who alleges sexual assault will testify at upcoming trial, after Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to charges.
Attorney general rules Franklin Park must release records
The Illinois Attorney General’s office has overruled a Franklin Park decision to withhold water bill records requested by a resident. Resident Ken Zurek filed a freedom of information request on May 13 requesting copies of water bills related to a house on Louis Street. The village denied the request, citing an exemption in the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. The exemption allows denial on ...
Former Tunisian Leader Ben Ali’s Lawyer Says Case Against Him Is ‘Farce’
“Forced to take on the role of scapegoat based on lies and injustice, President Ben Ali has decided not to remain silent,” Jean-Yves Le Borgne said in an e-mailed statement today. “The case against him is just a farce whose only goal is to represent a symbolic break with the past.”
Man convicted of killing daughters to hire new lawyer
A Newfoundland and Labrador Court has told a central Newfoundland man appealing two murder convictions that he can hire another private lawyer to work on his behalf.
Khadr lawyer joins FMC
Edmonton constitutional lawyer for Guantanamo detainee switches firms
Gov. Jan Brewer names D.C. attorney as lead counsel in SB 1070 petition
Gov. Jan Brewer has appointed Washington D.C.-based attorney and former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement as lead counsel for the state's petition against the federal government in the Senate Bill 1070 case. The move is a surprise, especially given that Attorney General Tom Horne has previously said that he was willing and eager to handle all legal proceeding pertaining to the case. And ...
Man convicted of killing daughters to hire new lawyer
A Newfoundland and Labrador Court has told a central Newfoundland man appealing two murder convictions that he can hire another private lawyer to work on his behalf.
Lawyer charged with bribing police officer
SANTA ANA – A criminal defense attorney from Mission Viejo surrendered to the FBI Monday for allegedly accepting money from a client for a Rialto police officer who helped get charges against the client dropped, according to a news release.Lawrence...
Lawyer asks Wis. court not to take union case
A county prosecutor is trying to convince the Wisconsin Supreme Court that Republicans should appeal a judge's ruling overturning the state's polarizing union rights law through the normal process.
Milton McGregor lawyer asks potential jurors their views on gambling, rich people
Jury selection is continuing in the bingo vote-buying case.
Lawyer: Bryant still owes more than $600K to Texas jeweler
While Dez Bryant claims to have his legal woes under control, a lawyer says that the Dallas Cowboys wideout still owes more than $600,000 and faces a pending lawsuit, ESPNDallas.com reported Monday.
Brewer Picks Washington Lawyer
A prominent Washington lawyer will argue Arizona's U.S. Supreme Court appeal of lower court rulings blocking implementation provisions of an illegal immigration law.
AZ gov picks prominent lawyer for immigration case
A prominent Washington lawyer will argue Arizona's U.S. Supreme Court appeal of lower court rulings blocking implementation of provisions of an illegal immigration law.
Attorney for Roxbury man charged in double stabbing says he 'misread signals' of ex-girlfriend
2009 mug shot of Robert Terc, 29, of Roxbury. ROXBURY — Robert Terc of Roxbury, who is accused of attempted murder, did not intend to kill his ex-girlfriend when he entered her Roxbury home uninvited at 3 a.m. on July...
Rialto officer, attorney charged in bribe scheme
The Associated Press The Associated Press SANTA ANA, Calif. A Southern California police officer and a defense attorney have been indicted by a federal grand jury in an alleged bribery scheme designed to help the attorney's client, the U.S. attorney's office said Monday. Rialto police Officer Aaron Scott Vigil, 41, of Highland and attorney Lawrence Anthony Witsoe, 67, of Mission Viejo, were to ...
Elkhart lawyer facing charges
The Elkhart County Prosecutor's office charged an Elkhart lawyer with bribery and theft Monday. Police say 40-year-old Juan Garcia of Granger misappropriated several of his clients' trusts funds. A warrant