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Hood and Simpson sound off on attorney general race
The so-far quiet battle for attorney general will likely intensify after the Aug. 2 primaries, with two-term incumbent Democrat Jim Hood facing Republican challenger Steve Simpson
Vaughan attorney launches defense
Court-named counsel questions bankruptcy trustee's actions
Give survivors interpreters: lawyer
A lawyer acting for survivors appearing at the Christmas Island boat tragedy inquest has demanded they have interpreters and counsellors on hand.
L.A. Times Hacking Scandal Alleged On Heels Of News Corp., Says Attorney
Robert Silverman, Attorney For Weight Loss & LAP-BAND® Marketing Company 1-800-GET-THIN Alleges Hacking & Deletion of Reader’s Comments, Sharing of Ad Revenue with Editorial Content.Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 25, 2011 In what appears to be a news organization out of control highlighted by group hacking incidents, such alleged unethical conduct is not an isolated incident but a potential “class ...
Maid lawyer slams DSK smears
The lawyer of a maid accusing Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape says DSK's team is engaged in a smear campaign.
Attorney: Boater wasn't impaired
A Nebraskan charged in the boating deaths of two North Carolina brothers was not impaired by alcohol during a collision involving a pontoon boat and the boys' tube, the boater's attorney said.
Explain Scorpene lawyer expulsion, Bar tells Putrajaya
KUALA LUMPUR, Juy 25 — The Bar Council today demanded the government explain the deportation of French lawyer William Bourdon last week, saying Putrajaya’s silence on the matter would only “cement” public opinion that it was linked to the controversial RM7 billion Scorpene submarine deal.
Lawyer: Suspect In Norway Attacks Seeks Open Hearing
The man who is said to have confessed to the killing 93 people in twin attacks in Norway will be arraigned on terrorism charges Monday and has requested an open hearing so he can explain the massacre to the public. His lawyer said Anders Behring Breivik, 32, requested to appear in a uniform during the hearing.
Jatuporn's lawyer submits more evidences to EC subcommittee
The lawyer of Jatuporn Promphan Monday submitted more evidences to a subcommittee of the Election Commission to prove that he is a member of the Pheu Thai Party.
Zahid says Scorpene lawyer being ‘utilised’ and ‘victimised’
KUALA LUMPUR, July 25 — Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi claimed today that deported French lawyer William Bourdon was “utilised” and “victimised”. “Ask him to ask himself whether he got the right to defend the case here. If he would like to defend his case, do it in France, not here,” he told reporters when asked if he agreed with the deportation of ...
Lawyer, community leader's advice was sought by many during distinguished career
John J. "Jack" Chester served three terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, counseled city-council members, state lawmakers and a president, and represented the famous and powerful in tight situations in court.
Zimbabwe: Lawyer in the Dock
A Harare lawyer has been removed from remand on charges of conniving with a de-registered lawyer to swindle a man of US$29 000 in a residential property deal.
Wu Discussing Options With Family, Attorney as Pelosi Seeks Probe
Embattled Rep. David Wu is discussing his options with his family and attorney, a source familiar with the situation told Fox News, as he faces a call from party leadership for an investigation into accusations that he had a forced sexual encounter with a young woman last year. 
For US attorney, another legal challenge
She is the United States attorney who barked back at former city councilor Chuck Turner, and it was her administration that convicted former House speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi, once one of the most powerful political figures in Massachusetts.
Watch: Lawyer: Maid Is on 'Media Campaign'
Dan Abrams, Christopher Dickey on DSK's lawyers' reaction to ABC interview.
Temple quits as own attorney; murder trial may stop
Robert Temple quit as his own attorney as jury selection was scheduled to start this morning in his trial on charges he fatally stabbed his wife and buried her 12 years ago.
Attorney Arrested for Trapping
NEW MILFORD—At torney Paul Garlasco, who has long been engaged in a legal feud with Bridgewater First Selectman William Stuart, will defend himself in Bantam Superior Court next week against seven charges related to illegal wildlife trapping near his Warwick Drive home.
Lawyer says dementia patient's alleged abduction is misunderstood
The lawyer for Alfred Khattar and his son, Robert Tomes, says the men were just trying to help longtime friend Floyd Edward Pickrell. The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office allege the two and an accomplice were trying to fleece him.
Nashville, Charlotte, and Lexington Firms Launch Attorney Marketing Venture LegalHub.com.
Charlotte’s RBT Investments, along with The Incubator Group (Nashville, TN) and AdDaddy Networks (Charlotte, NC), have announced the beta launch of their attorney marketing and local lawyer search venture LegalHub.com.Nashville, TN (PRWEB) July 25, 2011 Amid fueling speculation in the online legal services industry, LegalHub.com, aimed at becoming a key player in the lawyer search market as well ...
Attorney Claims Client Did Not Beat Stow
The attorney for one of the men charged in the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium said Monday his client wasn't involved in the attack.
B.C. appoints five new judges in bid to speed up court system
Attorney general Barry Penner announced Sunday that five new provincial court judges have been appointed, in an act he hopes will help speed up B.C.'s backlogged court system.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Achieves Record-Setting Fraud Convictions and Funds Recovery
Recently elected Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is setting records during his first year in office. Through efforts DeWine directed in his Health Care Fraud Section, a total of $103,768,000 in taxpayer money fraudulently distributed through Medicaid and the Bureau of Worker's Compensation was recovered.
Attorney Greg Steube Joins Becker & Poliakoff in Sarasota
SARASOTA, FL--(Marketwire - 07/25/11) - Becker & Poliakoff, a diversified commercial law firm with more than 135 attorneys and lobbyists in 13 Florida offices, New York City, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., today announced that attorney W. Gregory Steube has joined the firm in the Business Litigation practice group in the Sarasota office. An experienced litigation attorney, Mr. Steube focuses ...
Attorney: Guardsman shot Afghan man in self-defense
The attorney for a U.S. Guardsman on trial for the premeditated murder of an Afghan man says the soldier shot the man in self-defense.
Lawyer: Army Guardsman shot Afghan in self-defense
The attorney for a U.S. Army National Guardsman charged with the premeditated murder of an Afghan man says the soldier shot the man in self-defense.
Dodger beating suspect 'doesn't fit profile,' attorney says
The attorney for one of the suspects charged in the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow said his client "doesn't fit the profile of someone who would do something like this." Gilbert Quinones, attorney for 29-year-old Louis Sanchez of Rialto,...
Arraignment in Giants' fan beating delayed in LA
The attorney for one of the men charged in the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium said Monday his client wasn't involved in the attack.
Farewell to the 'Bad Lawyer' Blog
The anonymous author of Bad Lawyer launched that blog in August of 2009, just about the same time that I started writing here at Legal Blog Watch. I quickly added Bad Lawyer to my list of blogs that I followed because: (a) BL had a great eye for finding many of the twisted developments that occur everyday in the legal world; and (b) BL offered his own honest opinions on these various ...
State Attorney Opens Crimestoppers Investigation
LAKELAND | The State Attorney's Office opened a criminal investigation Monday into how Heartland Crimestoppers was operated in recent years, which stems from a months-long investigation by The Ledger and review by the Florida Attorney General's Office.
Clay Waller's attorney says community on witchhunt
Clay Waller's attorney wonders when people will quit running on rumors and speculation as a new flier is circulated around town.
36 people voted illegally in Morris County Freeholder primary, attorney says
Robert Sciarrino/The Star-LedgerMargaret Nordstrom, Morris County Freeholder Director, admires the stain glass windows located in the chapel at Greystone. Her attorney is claiming 36 people voted illegally in the June 7 primary in which she lost by six votes. MORRISTOWN...
Lawyer For John Edwards' Former Aide Denies Giving File To Feds
The denial comes after lawyers for former Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter filed a motion seeking a contempt charge against Andrew Young and his wife.
Attorney For Edwards' Aide Denies Giving Information Federal Prosecutors
Lawyers for former Edwards' mistress Rielle Hunter filed a motion seeking a contempt charge against Andrew Young and his wife.
Ravi's attorney wants some charges dropped
NEW BRUNSWICK — The attorney representing a former Rutgers University student who is accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate’s intimate encounter with another man is looking to have some of most serious charges against his client dropped because he said evidence that shows a lack of bias and intimidation by his client was withheld from the grand jury.
Attorney general targets Rolladen over unfinished jobs
A Broward-based hurricane shutter company is being sued by Florida over unfinished work.
Milton S. Gwirtzman, D.C. lawyer and confidant to Kennedy brothers, dies at 78
Milton S. Gwirtzman, a Washington lawyer and political consultant who was best known as a confidant to John, Robert and Edward Kennedy, died July 23 of metastatic melanoma at his home in Bethesda. He was 78. Mr. Gwirtzman was fresh out of Yale Law School when he entered the political world in 1958 as a speechwriter for former president Harry S. Truman, who was traveling the country to campaign ...
Lawyer: Army Guardsman Shot Afghan in Self-Defense
Lawyer: Army Guardsman charged with premeditated murder shot Afghan man in self-defense
Polygamists' right to religion was violated - Attorney
The first hint of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs' defence strategy came today when his attorney said his right to freedom of religion was trampled by Texas prosecutors, who claim he sexually assaulted two underage girls after...
Lovett's lawyer defends trial process
Andrew Lovett's lawyer has defended the court trial that ended with the ex-AFL star cleared of rape charges.
Lawyer defends Lovett trial process
Andrew Lovett's lawyer has defended the court trial that ended with the ex-AFL star cleared of rape charges.
Lifting Morale in Manhattan District Attorney's Office
After losses or setbacks in several high-profile cases, executives in the Manhattan district attorney’s office are trying to reassure prosecutors.
Riverdale plotter suffering 'delusions': lawyer
A schizophrenic, would-be terrorist is growing nuttier by the day while awaiting sentencing for plotting to bomb synagogues in Riverdale and shoot down military planes upstate, his lawyer says. Laguerre Payen — who interrupted his trial by faking a seizure last year — is currently "in isolation" at the Metropolitan Detention Center...
Attorney Kopko running for circuit judge
Ottawa Attorney Anita L. Kopko announced her candidacy Monday for the Democratic nomination for Circuit Judge in La Salle County. Seeking the seat now held by R. James Lannon, Kopko is the first Democrat to throw her hat into
Attorney Breaks Down Abrupt End to Muhammad Trial
(KATV) Little Rock - A trial attorney breaks down the abrupt end to the Abdulhakim Muhammad trial and now, the victim's families step forward. The trial of Abdulhakim Muhammad, ended abruptly Monday, when he agreed to a plea bargain that will spare his life.
Attorney general balks at bank liability release
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Casey lawyer eyes book deal
Media hot property Jose Baez, the defense lawyer for Casey Anthony, met with top literary agent Richard Pine of Inkwell Management last week. Sources say...
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Lawyer scares JFK
An Upper West Side lawyer's bonehead decision to trash his computer bag at JFK Airport yesterday led to a terror scare that closed down a terminal for an hour and a half, delayed nine flights and inconvenienced hundreds of travelers, cops said. The lawyer tossed the empty black laptop...
Lawyer/musician Seymour Rosenberg lived 'interesting' life
After Seymour Rosenberg died Saturday, two close friends both used the same word to describe him: unusual.
Attorney: Boater wasn't impaired
A Nebraskan charged in the boating deaths of two North Carolina brothers was not impaired by alcohol during a collision involving a pontoon boat and the boys' tube, the boater's attorney said.