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Lawyer accused of threating to harm water company workers
A prominent Stratford lawyer was in hot water after police said he threatened to shoot two water company employees. Laurence Parnoff, 69, of Huntington Road, was charged Monday with second-degree threatening, disorderly conduct, interfering with an officer and criminal mischief.
Lawyer for Chinese fugitive accuses authorities of rushing deportation
Lai Changxing, considered one of China’s most-wanted fugitives, is accused of heading up a smuggling ring in China
Lawyer: Deal reached to care for paralyzed gymnast
A champion Chinese gymnast who was paralyzed in an accident at the 1998 Goodwill Games is grateful toward the United States after reaching a deal with insurance companies and USA Gymnastics to provide her with medical care and rehabilitation in China, along with financial help, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer in Greensburg torture-slaying seeks 4-month trial delay
The lawyer for Melvin Knight, one of three defendants facing a potential death penalty in the case of a mentally disabled woman who was tortured and killed, said he needs more time to prepare for trial.
Lawyer: Deal done to care for paralyzed gymnast
NEW YORK (AP) -- A champion Chinese gymnast who was paralyzed in an accident at the 1998 Goodwill Games is grateful toward the United States after reaching a deal with insurance companies and USA Gymnastics to provide her with medical care and rehabilitation in China, along with financial help, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney general, warden 'unwind' prison deal
The Attorney General's Office and Maine State Prison Warden Patricia Barnhart have begun discussing how to "unwind" the state's sale of three houses in Thomaston to Barnhart.
Clemens Jury Includes Lawyer-Turner-Yoga Teacher, Football Fans
A jury of 10 women and two men will decide whether ex-New York Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens lied to Congress when he said he never used performance-enhancing drugs.
Attorney wants Utah guardian office investigated
SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Justice Department is reviewing a claim that the office responsible for representing minors in Utah guardianship cases is racially biased.
Attorney recognized for child advocacy
Photo courtesy of the Office of the Texas Attorney General - First Assistant Attorney General Daniel Hodge presents the ‘Assistant Attorney General of the Year’ award to Rebecca Wadas at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Austin.
Zaldy lawyer 'not impressed' with SC decision on trial transfer
A lawyer of Zaldy Ampatuan, a principal suspect in the Maguindanao massacre case, on Wednesday described as "deplorable" a Supreme Court decision denying a request to transfer the trial from Taguig City to Quezon City.
Attorney questions authority over pool
FALL RIVER - Two municipal sanitary inspectors were not responsible for the state-run swimming pool where a woman drowned last month, their union attorney said yesterday, raising questions about accountability on the day of the victim’s funeral.
Lawyer: Deal struck to treat paralyzed gymnast
A champion Chinese gymnast who was paralyzed in an accident at the 1998 Goodwill Games is grateful toward the United States after reaching a deal with insurance companies and USA Gymnastics to provide her with medical care and rehabilitation in China, alo
Attorney General to look at booster club records
AMHERST — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office wants to look at the Steele Home Run Boosters club records, booster club President Todd Walts confirmed.
Zaldy lawyer: Mangudadatus scared of Ampatuans' return to power
A lawyer of suspended Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) governor Zaldy Ampatuan on Wednesday said the Mangudadatu clan is scared of seeing the Ampatuans return to power in Maguindanao.
Lawyer: Deal reached to care for paralyzed gymnast
A champion Chinese gymnast who was paralyzed in an accident at the 1998 Goodwill Games is grateful toward the United States after reaching a deal with insurance companies to provide her with medical care and rehabilitation in China, along with financial help, her lawyer said Tuesday. The lawyer, Ming Hai, said he could not divulge details of the deal.
Encryption defense attorney fights DOJ demands (Q&A)
CNET interviews Colorado-based attorney Phil Dubois, who once represented PGP legend Phil Zimmermann and now finds himself fighting the feds over encryption again.
Lawyer who represented trooper Matt Mitchell could face discipline
The lawyer who represented former Illinois State trooper Matt Mitchell in a workers' compensation claim could face discipline, according to a complaint made public Tuesday.
Hutchens Appointed to North Carolina Bar Association Citizen-Lawyer Committee
Terry Hutchens, managing partner of the Fayetteville, North Carolina Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, was recently appointed to the NCBA’s Citizen-Lawyer Committee.Fayetteville, NC (PRWEB) July 13, 2011 Terry Hutchens, the managing partner of The Law Firm of Hutchens, Senter & Britton, P.A., has been appointed to the North Carolina Bar Association’s (NCBA) Citizen-Lawyer Committee by NCBA ...
Bay Area Estate Planning Attorney Named 2011 Northern California Super Lawyer
Marin estate planning attorney Julia P. Wald named top 5% in profession by Super Lawyer Magazine.San Rafael, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) July 13, 2011 Marin estate, probate and living trust attorney Julia P. Wald was just named 2011 Super Lawyer today by Super Lawyer Magazine—a distinction given to only 5% of eligible attorneys. This is the third consecutive year that Wald has earned the Super Lawyer award ...
Lawyer seeks to shield Greig
Catherine Greig's most serious mistake was fleeing with a man that many Bostonians at the time considered a hero and whose alleged brutality was not revealed until years after the couple had left, her lawyer said in a motion yesterday that appeared to lay the groundwork for her defense.
Attorney general reaches agreement with Hazard nursing home in sex-abuse case
Attorney General Jack Conway on Tuesday reached an agreement with the former administrator of Hazard
Encryption defense attorney fights DOJ demands (Q&A)
CNET interviews Colorado-based attorney Phil Dubois, who once represented PGP legend Phil Zimmermann and now finds himself fighting the Feds over encryption again.
Girlfriend's lawyer: Bulger was 'hero-like figure'
The longtime girlfriend of James "Whitey" Bulger left Boston with him at a time when many people saw him as a "hero-like figure," her lawyer said in a court filing ahead of her bail hearing Wednesday.
Company lawyer leaves News International
The senior lawyer who vetted News of the World stories for more than 20 years has left the newspaper's publisher as the phone-hacking scandal continues to grow.
Attorney: Hillsborough man drugged, took advantage of ex-wife
A Silicon Valley venture capitalist drugged his now ex-wife on two occasions by spiking her wine with sleeping pills -- the intent of the dose and its impact on her are now at the center of a bruising legal battle that on Tuesday saw the two sides trade allegations of greed and heavy sexual demands.
Attorney General to look at Amherst Steele Home Run booster club records
AMHERST — The Ohio Attorney General’s Office wants to look at the Steele Home Run Boosters club records, booster club President Todd Walts confirmed.
Attorney questions law on clergy-client relations
ST. PAUL, MINN. -- The attorney for a Minnesota priest charged with criminal sexual conduct with an adult female parishioner told the court that the case should be thrown out, arguing that a state law criminalizing sexual relations between a cleric and a church member is unconstitutional.
Lawyer: Swiss banker claims WikiLeaks CDs blank
A lawyer for detained Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer says her client claims he gave blank CDs to WikiLeaks rather than secret bank client data.
Lawyer: Detained Swiss banker claims CDs given to WikiLeaks in staged handover were blank
GENEVA - A lawyer for detained Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer says her client claims he gave blank CDs to WikiLeaks rather than secret bank client data.
Attorney: Mystic Man Died from Excessive Force
The attorney for the family of a Mystic man who died the same day he was arrested in Rhode Island said the death was the result of excessive police force. According to a police...
Former U.S. attorney to run for Congress
Former U.S. Attorney George E.B. Holding, who made his reputation pursuing high-profile Democrats in public corruption cases, said Wednesday he plans to run for Congress next year.
Lawyer: Swiss banker claims WikiLeaks CDs blank
Detained Swiss banker Rudolf Elmer claims he gave blank CDs to WikiLeaks earlier this year, rather than private bank client information as he had announced at a staged handover event days before, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney disciplinary board files complaint against arbitrator Teague
Former workers' compensation arbitrator Jennifer Teague Carril could face discipline after a four-count complaint was filed, alleging she improperly used her position to speed payment of her own workers' comp case, made improper statements and attempted to hide a hearing from the media in a high-profile workers' compensation case.
Attorney: Marijuana dispensary case should go to Supreme Court
If one of the attorneys in the state’s first criminal case involving Nevada’s medical marijuana laws gets his way, the matter eventually will come before the state’s highest court.
Attorney for "Sister Wives" TV stars files federal challenge of Utah bigamy law
SALT LAKE CITY - An attorney for cable television star Kody Brown and his four wives has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Utah bigamy law that makes their family structure illegal.
Lawyer says girlfriend was deferential to Bulger
James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime girlfriend is a subservient, "simple woman" whose only offense is a "crime of passion" she committed when she fell in love with the former Boston crime boss, her attorney said Wednesday as he asked a federal judge to release her on bail.
Attorney Wants To Force Casey Anthony To Talk
Attorney John Morgan says he has filed an emergency motion to compel Casey Anthony to appear for a deposition in a civil case against her.
Clemens' lawyer hammers away in opening remarks
Roger Clemens' defense team countered strong government evidence with cries of conspiracy in opening statements.
Attorney wants Casey Anthony deposed in civil suit
A Florida attorney has filed an emergency motion seeking to require that Casey Anthony give a deposition in a civil suit brought by a woman who is suing her for defamation.
Lawyer: City efforts to regulate medical pot futile
The City Council was told Wednesday that its proposed legislation regulating medical marijuana dispensaries won’t stand up in court. “I want to applaud the City Council for taking a look at this matter…unfortunately I must urge you to reconsider your proposal. Go back to the drawing board,” said attorney Douglas Hiatt, who represents medical marijuana [...]
Attorney General Closes Humane Society Investigation
Clears Group In Allegations Of Financial Mismanagement Attorney General George Jepsen has closed a 30-month investigation into alleged financial mismanagement by the Connecticut Humane Society and said Wednesday no further action will be taken against the organization.
Former lawyer sentenced in Ky. kickback scheme
A former Kentucky lawyer who admitted conspiring with a sheriff to extort money from people charged with drug crimes has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.
Kilpatrick lawyer challenges restitution
DETROIT, July 13 (UPI) -- A lawyer for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has challenged a Michigan law that bars criminals from earning money by writing about their crimes.
Lawyer Raja Aziz laid to rest
PETALING JAYA: Veteran lawyer Raja Aziz Addruse has been laid to rest at the Bukit Kiara Muslim Cemetery.
Attorney: Evidence flawed in warden's wife's trial
share: digg facebook twitter (AP) — A defense attorney attacked the prosecution's evidence Wednesday in the case of a former Oklahoma warden's wife accused of helping a convicted killer escape, alleging that crucial witnesses weren't questioned by investigators and vital evidence wasn't tested. Parker's defense attorney, Garvin Isaacs, told the 12-member jury that she was drugged, kidnapped ...
Historian, accused of library theft, faces trial
An attorney for a presidential historian charged with the theft of such library treasures as papers signed by Abraham Lincoln and invitations to inaugural balls says there is no evidence against his client and he shouldn't have been denied bail.
Attorney hints that Clemens may not testify
WASHINGTON — The attorney for Roger Clemens gave his strongest hint yet that the former baseball star may not testify in his trial on charges of lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs as he pressed potential jurors not to hold Clemens’ silence against him.
Attorney Generalâs office raises objections over Costco land deal
NEW BRITAIN — A letter released Wednesday by the Attorney General’s office expressed concern that the city’s effort to build a Costco warehouse club on Hartford Road may prove to be a violation of state law.
NM official's store targeted by attorney general
Attorney General Gary King's office says it will take enforcement action over what it views as the illegal sale of some cigarettes at a store in northwestern New Mexico owned by state Indian Affairs Secretary Arthur Allison.
Attorney Herb Moncier asks judge to remove monitoring fees
One of Knoxville’s most high-profile attorneys is turning to a federal court judge to spare him from having to pay a pricey Tennessee law firm to “monitor” his own actions over the next 10 months.