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Lawyer: Melaku Has No Grudge vs Marines
A former Marine accused of taking potshots at the Pentagon and other military targets with a handgun said his client doesn't harbor any kind of grievance against the Corps, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Triple-murder suspect Penalver wants new lawyer after 17 years
After 17 years together as lawyer and client, through two of the longest murder trials in Broward County history, a hung jury, a conviction, a death sentence, and appeals that overturned the conviction—now, on the eve of a third trial, triple-murder defendant Seth Penalver wants a new lawyer.
We're not after hospital arrest, Zaldy lawyer insists
A lawyer of murder suspect Rizaldy "Zaldy" Ampatuan on Thursday assured the public that their camp is not eyeing to secure a hospital arrest for the suspended Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao governor.
Attorney General visits eastern NC, talks DNA
KINSTON, N.C. - Attorney General Roy Cooper visited the east today to show support for a new state law allowing police to collect DNA samples from people arrested for certain violent crimes.
Attorney hopes verdict serves as incentive for Highway 12 fixes
A large jury award won't bring back two Suisun City boys killed in a fiery head-on crash, but it may persuade Caltrans to finish Highway 12 safety improvements to keep others from dying, the family's attorney said Wednesday.
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.
Attorney Jim Ross Claims $35M Mega Millions Jackpot On Behalf of Lucky Texas Lottery Winners
Turning to responsible professionals for support, newly-minted lottery winners take savvy steps to protecting their wealth, and their privacy.Dallas–Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) July 21, 2011 -- In May, the lives of two Texans were changed forever when they won the thirty-five million dollar jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery. Who are these lucky people? Well, unless you are part of their family or ...
Fort Hood suspect drops military attorney
The Army psychiatrist charged in the Fort Hood shooting rampage unexpectedly severed ties with his lead attorney Wednesday, eight months before the military trial at which he faces the death penalty.
ESQuery - 'Verify Your Lawyer' - Announcing the Launch of New Website: ESQuery.com
ESQuery Offers ‘Background Reports’ on LawyersHenderson, NV (PRWEB) July 21, 2011 Touchstone Standard Corporation will offer Lawyer 'Background Reports' with the launch of a new WEBSITE: http://www.ESQuery.com. Now the public will be able to 'Verify a Lawyer', when ordering an ESQuery 'Background Report’. ESQuery has recognized that, until now, many people do not know ...
Lawyer denies Greek piracy 'scam'
A lawyer whose firm demanded money from alleged illegal downloaders in the United Kingdom has denied re-starting the scheme in Greece.
Lawyer faces contempt for not returning Zaldy to jail
TweetA lawyer of former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) governor Zaldy Ampatuan could be cited for contempt of court for allowing the Maguindanao massacre suspect to stay in hospital overnight, a lawyer of the massacre victims said today. Lawyer Harry Roque said that Howard Calleja, counsel for Ampatuan, should be “held responsible as a [...]
Lawyer: Hadzic extradition as soon as Friday
The lawyer for the last Balkan suspect sought by the U.N. war crimes tribunal says he could be handed over to the court as soon as Friday.
Attorney held many positions
Samuel B. Randall, who practiced law in Columbus for more than 55 years, has died.
Lawyer: Rosa Parks' estate was drained
Six years after her death, the memorabilia collection of civil rights icon Rosa Parks -- medals, papers, even the hat she wore on her historic bus ride -- is in the hands of a New York auction house, its ownership in limbo, with a value once pegged at $10 million.
Attorney general to meet with 9/11 families on hacking allegations
Eric Holder has agreed to meet with 9/11 family members who are dismayed that a former British tabloid may have tried to hack into phone records of victims of the terrorist attacks.
Serb rebel may go to The Hague on Friday: lawyer
War crimes suspect Goran Hadzic, the former Croatian Serb rebel leader, could be on his way to the UN war crimes court in The Hague as early as Friday, his lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer: 'Happy Days' suit prompted checks
LOS ANGELES -- "Happy Days" cast members who filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against CBS over merchandise profits have received checks for a small fraction of the amount they say they are owed, their lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Benson in extortion scheme
The lawyer for the Cincinnati Bengals RB says the victim Benson allegedly punched is demanding money.
Tech Thursday (21 July): Rocket Lawyer, Book Review, Symantec, HP, Hoovers
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Attorney: Boater wasn't impaired
The man charged in the boating deaths of two brothers was not impaired by alcohol during the fatal tubing accident, the boater's attorney says.
Lawyer: One of Arrested Photographers Wants Plea Agreement
Zurab Kurtsikidze, one of the arrested photojournalists charged with espionage, has offered to strike plea bargain deal with the prosecution, his lawyer said after meeting with Kurtsikidze on July 21.
Lawyer for Banon has not passed Strauss-Kahn files to U.S. prosecutors
The lawyer for a French woman who accuses former International Monetary Fund head Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape has not handed over any files to U.S. authorities prosecuting him on a separate sex charge, he told CNN Thursday.
Georgia attorney general seeks to halt video recording of execution, could be 1st since 1992
JACKSON, Ga. - Georgia's attorney general on Thursday moved to halt the video recording of an execution scheduled for that night, which could become the first known video recording of a U.S. execution since 1992.
Nigeria: Efcc - What is Attorney General Up To?
SINCE he assumed office as the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Adoke SAN, has tried to stave off controversies unlike his predecessor Mr. Micheal Aodoaaka.
Attorney General visits eastern NC, talks DNA
KINSTON, N.C. - Attorney General Roy Cooper visited the east today to show support for a new state law allowing police to collect DNA samples from people arrested for certain violent crimes.
Alton lawyer skips his sentencing hearing for fraud
Dennis Nalick faxed a letter to his lawyer's office saying he would be a no-show.
Lawyer claims legal fees drained Rosa Parks' estate
DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer involved in a long-running dispute over the estate of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks claims that a judge allowed two other lawyers to pile up fees that ate away about two-thirds of the estate’s...
Lawyer Claims Fees Drained Rosa Parks’ Estate
A lawyer involved in a long-running dispute over the estate of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks claims that a judge allowed two other lawyers to pile up fees that ate away about two-thirds of the estate's $372,000 cash value.
US state attorney general seeks to halt video recording of execution, could be 1st since 1992
JACKSON, Georgia - Georgia's attorney general on Thursday moved to halt the video recording of an execution scheduled for that night, which could become the first known video recording of a U.S. execution since 1992.
Attorney reflects on state honor
Published: Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. Last Modified: Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. Thomasville attorney William "Bill" Mills still can't believe he received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
Lawyer suggests possible overlap in NY-Paris cases
The lawyer for a French writer claiming that high-profile politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her eight years ago says his client would meet New York prosecutors for a separate case only if French authorities accepted an official request.
Alton lawyer commits suicide rather than face sentencing for fraud
Dennis Nalick faxed a letter to his lawyer's office saying he would be a no-show.
Kane reappointed as Chief State’s Attorney
Kevin T. Kane, a longtime state’s attorney in the New London region, has been reappointed to a second term as the state’s top prosecutor. Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Richard N.
Attorney scheduled for sentencing found dead
An attorney who was scheduled to appear in Federal Court to be sentenced in connection to mail fraud was found dead at his home.
MO attorney general files suit over post-tornado scams
JOPLIN, Mo. -- Attorney General Chris Koster sued two groups for what he calls fundraising scams involving the Joplin tornado. Koster said Thursday that his lawsuits target a Puerto Rico-based group called the Alivio Foundation and Georgia resident Steve Blood, who runs an Internet radio business.
Attorney found dead inside garage of home
An attorney facing sentencing in a financing exploitation case was found dead this morning inside a garage of a home in Edwardsville, Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn said.
Judge wants probe of Meijer lawyer in Acme Township case
Traverse City— A judge believes a lawyer committed perjury when he denied knowing anything about the role of retailer Meijer Inc. in a 2007 recall election of township officials in northern Michigan's Grand Traverse County.
Attorney accused of stealing $300,000 from friend's estate
An attorney has been charged with stealing more than $300,000 in guns, jewelry and art from a friend who died, authorities said. Leslie Scott McAfee was arraigned Wednesday on a felony complaint in connection with property and cash missing from...
Lawyer: Lohan Too Poor To Pay A Psychologist
A lapse in Lindsay Lohan's health insurance -- because she's not been working in the past year -- has prevented her from paying for the psychological counseling ordered as part of her probation, her lawyer revealed in court Thursday. ...
Lawyer says fugitive should not be deportated
The lawyer for one of China's most wanted fugitives asked Canada's Federal Court on Thursday to stay his client's deportation, arguing he would not get a fair trial in his native country.
Lawyer: Lohan can't afford psychologist
The judge overseeing Lindsay Lohan's criminal case ordered the actress to return to court Thursday so she could review Lohan's progress on meeting her probation requirements.
Mexican attorney general shakes up her ranks
Less than four months in office, Mexico's attorney general has overseen the firing of 140 police officers and investigators, and has more than 280 others under investigation.
Lawyer: 'Cronies' drained Rosa Parks' estate
A lawyer embroiled in a legal battle over the estate of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks claims two lawyers have nearly depleted her assets.
Judge wants agency to investigate Meijer lawyer
A judge believes a lawyer committed perjury when he denied knowing anything about the role of Meijer Inc. in a 2007 recall election of township officials in northern Michigan's Grand Traverse County.
Judge wants agency to investigate Meijer lawyer
A judge believes a lawyer committed perjury when he denied knowing anything about the role of Meijer Inc. in a 2007 recall election of township officials in northern Michigan's Grand Traverse County.
Former Naperville attorney found guilty of forgery. theft counts thrown out
Fomer Naperville attorney Steven Gustafson, accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from his clients and former law partners was found guilty Thursday of six counts of forgery.
Texas attorney charged in gator hunt
FORT WORTH, Texas, July 21 (UPI) -- An arrest warrant for illegal hunting was issued for a Dallas attorney who bragged of bagging a monster alligator on his first reptile hunt, officials said.
Clavens’ attorney responds to allegations from Benson’s attorneys
Tom Crosley, the attorney for Clavens Charles, issued a statement on behalf of his client after Benson’s attorneys came out with a statement yesterday that Clavens and Crosley were trying to extort Benson. The statement follows: STATEMENT FROM TOM CROSLEY (CROSLEY LAW FIRM, P.C.), ATTORNEY FOR CEDRIC BENSON ASSAULT VICTIM CLAVENS CHARLES: [...]
Attorney for Randolph man accused of murder defends client, who waives right to extradition hearing
Colin Abbott RANDOLPH — An attorney for Colin Abbott of Randolph, who is accused of killing his father and stepmother in western Pennsylvania, said today that Abbott loved his father and would do nothing to harm him. "This guy was...
Lawyer claims fees drained Rosa Parks' estate
A lawyer involved in a long-running dispute over the estate of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks claims two other lawyers piled up fees that ate away about two-thirds of the estate's $372,000 cash value.