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Houma attorney dies in plane crash
Eric Heisig / Houma Courier A Houma attorney died today after crashing his single-engine aircraft into a group of trees Sunday afternoon on a flight home from Oregon, authorities said.   Louis St. Martin, 63, a well-known maritime and personal-injury attorney, was flying a single-engine, four-seat Maule aircraft alone shortly after noon over Brookings, Ore., when he crashed into a set of trees ...
Dallas Lawyer Charla Aldous Named One of Texas' Top Women Attorneys
Respected Dallas trial lawyer Charla G. Aldous has earned a spot on Texas Lawyer newspaper's list of "Winning Women," a compilation of the state's top women lawyers.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Brief in Support of Federal Health Care Law
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit supporting the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and urging the court to affirm the states' rights to protect the health and safety of their citizens.
County attorney to launch teen anti-drug campaign
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and volunteers from his office will attend a different high-school football game each week this season, beginning Friday, to encourage teens to sign a drug-free pledge.
County attorney to launch teen anti-drug campaign
Volunteers will attend a different high-school football game each week this season.
Attorney dies after plane crash
HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Houma attorney has died in an Oregon hospital after crashing his single-engine aircraft into a group of trees. Authorities say 63-year-old Louis St. Martin, a longtime maritime and personal injury attorney, was flying a single-engine, four-seat Maule aircraft alone shortly after noon Sunday over Brookings, Ore. when he crashed into a set of trees behind a home. The plane then ...
Strauss-Kahn lawyer criticizes "rush to judgment"
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A defence lawyer for exonerated former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn lamented a rush to judgement by law enforcement and the media against his client, who was cleared of criminal sexual assault charges on Tuesday.
Ohio lawyer drops claim against convert's attorney
A former lawyer for the Muslim parents of an Ohio teenager who ran away from home after converting to Christianity is dropping a defamation claim against the attorney who represented the girl.
Lawyer drops claim against John Stemberger in Rifqa Bary dispute
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former lawyer for the Muslim parents of an Ohio teen who ran away from home after converting to Christianity is dropping a defamation claim against the attorney who represented the girl.
Attorney: Alleged Cedar Rapids kidnapping victim voluntarily went with suspect
A 32-year-old Cedar Rapids man accused of kidnapping a woman and then sexually assaulting her on an abandoned farm in Alburnett in May was just trying to find a place for the woman to go to the bathroom, his defense attorney told jurors this morning during opening statements in the man’s trial. Patrick Ingram told [...]
Attorney: 'Any amount' pot law is unconstitutional
The attorney for Alia Bernard, who is accused of reckless homicide in causing a 2009 crash that killed two St. Charles motorcyclists, is arguing to have the charges against her thrown out. Bernard's lawyer says a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision that holds drivers criminally responsible for a crash if they have any amount of marijuana in their system is overbroad, unconstitutional and ...
Carlsbad attorney who gave foreclosure advice faces hearing
Michael T. Pines, who made national headlines for his advice to troubled homeowners, is scheduled to appear in court in Vista on Friday.
Attorney: Representative Hinkle has no intention of resigning
Rumors surfaced Monday that the embattled representative was stepping down from his position. The attorney for Representative Phil Hinkle said Tuesday that Representative Hinkle has no intention of resigning.
Attorney seeks dismissal of case against accused rapist
The attorney for a man accused of raping a woman 13 years ago plans to ask a judge to dismiss the case against his client because of an alleged violation of the Interstate Agreement on Detainers Act.
Lawyer Drops Claim Against Runaway Convert Attorney
A former lawyer for the Muslim parents of an Ohio teenager who ran away from home after converting to Christianity is dropping a defamation claim against the attorney who represented the girl.
Strauss-Kahn lawyer says sex with maid was consensual
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn had consensual sex with the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, his defense lawyer said on Tuesday, adding that their comparative sizes would have ruled out a forcible encounter
Defence lawyer says Windsor, Ont., police guilty of 'self-protection'
A defence lawyer accused police in Windsor, Ont., of protecting their own Tuesday, after his client was cleared of causing a crash with a speeding police car that killed her lifelong friend.
Attorney: Strauss-Kahn may take civil court action
Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn might take legal action in civil court against the hotel maid who accused him of sexually assaulting her in a now-dismissed criminal case and in her ongoing civil suit, one of his lawyers said Tuesday.
Attorney-General's Dept to get its records in order
The federal Attorney-General's Department (AGD) is to drop its TRIM-based records management system and move to one which integrates with the agency’s new Microsoft SharePoint environment.
Attorney for Cherokee freedmen questions timing of tribal court ruling
Ruling bars freedman without Cherokee blood from voting in September special election for tribal chief.
Attorney in Limas probe under monitor
BROWNSVILLE — Austin attorney Marc G. Rosenthal, charged in the corruption and bribery scheme of former state District Judge Abel C. Limas, is under home detention and electronic monitoring, federal court records show.These were among the...
Paul Gillette case: Attorney general asks judge to name successor for water system
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wants a judge to appoint someone else to run a Bushland-area water utility that he said has been abandoned by its owner, murder suspect Paul Gillette. Gillette, 49, is being held in the Potter County Jail on a murder charge in the Aug. 22, 2010, killing of his wife, Sherri, 44. In a petition filed late Monday, the Attorney General’s Office asks a Travis County ...
Federal Lawyer: No Room for Alabama Immigration Law
Lawyers for the federal government and for a coalition of civil rights groups asked a federal judge Wednesday to block a new Alabama law cracking down on illegal immigration, arguing that it stomps on such basic rights as free speech and free travel.
Lawyer compares his client to Ashley Smith
An out-of-control teenage girl was remanded at the province's youth jail after a bail hearing in Fredericton court Tuesday, and her defence lawyer compared her case to that of another New Brunswick teen who died in prison.
Dearborn attorney named to DMC oversight board
LANSING — Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday announced the appointment of veteran Metro Detroit attorney Candyce Abbatt to the Board of Trustees of Legacy DMC, formerly the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).
Attorney: Caution on contracts
A Lansing attorney discussed parameters for how counties can spend tax money.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Brief in Support of Federal Health Care Law
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit supporting the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and urging the court to affirm the states' rights to protect the health and safety of their citizens.
Cabbie's lawyer can't meet minister
A LAWYER representing about 150 drivers, who have been delayed in losing their licences, cannot get a meeting with Road Safety Minister Tom Kenyon.
Attorney continues cross-examination of Essexville woman shot in home in 2010
BAY CITY — Picking up where he left off yesterday, a defense attorney continued his effort to prove an Essexville woman split his client’s scalp with a hammer, prompting him to shoot her in self-defense.
Rahy's Attorney big loss to race world
Rahy's Attorney was the little horse that could. And he did.[...]
ABQ Attorney Shoots Stepson Outside Los Lunas Home
No charges have been filed against an Albuquerque attorney who deputies say shot his stepson outside of his Los Lunas residence after the boy returned home unexpectedly last week. Valencia... Read more »
RI lawyer seeks to delay start of prison term
A Rhode Island attorney convicted for his role in facilitating bribes for three former North Providence town councilmen is seeking to postpone the start of his prison term.
Federal lawyer: no room for Ala. immigration law
An attorney for the U.S. Justice Department says it's the federal government's obligation to regulate immigration and there is "no room" for states to adopt their own laws cracking down on illegal immigration.
NY attorney general removed from settlement panel
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been removed from the executive committee negotiating a nationwide foreclosure settlement with U.S. banks.
Texas Attorney Arrested for Alleged Bribery Schemes in Personal Injury Cases
An Austin attorney was arrested Aug. 22 on federal racketeering charges alleging bribery of an already-convicted Texas judge, as well as witnesses in state and federal cases. Marc Rosenthal’s indictment is only the latest of several tied to former state …
NY attorney general removed from settlement panel
New York's attorney general has been removed from the executive committee negotiating a nationwide foreclosure settlement with U.S. banks.
Stephen Nodine attorney wants 2 trials; says client can't be blamed for Angel Downs suicide
Stephen Nodine's defense attorney today filed a motion to separate a perjury charge from a criminally negligent homicide charge handed down last week by a special grand jury. "No one can be responsible for anyone;s suicide," Pascal Bruijn said.
Attorney General Warns About Wireless Protection
The state attorney general is warning those who use a wireless system for Internet connection to protect themselves by using a password.
False ad suit can proceed versus Groupon: attorney
OAKLAND, California (Reuters) - A U.S. judge said parts of a false advertising lawsuit can proceed against online coupon distributor Groupon, according to one attorney who attended a court hearing on Wednesday.
Broward lawyer Norm Kent defends gay-military protester Dan Choi
Broward lawyer Norm Kent will defend gay ex-Army Lt. Dan Choi on Monday at a White House protest trial in Washington, D.C.
PTA official also deadbeat on biz rent: lawyer
A former Brooklyn PTA official who faces prison time for embezzling $82,000 also owes thousands in rent on her day-spa business, the landlord's lawyer charged Wednesday.
Attorney General Abbott Charges Houston Family With Providing Unauthorized Legal Services
State's enforcement action cites Yolanda Perez and related defendants for operating an unlawful immi...
Wis. attorney charged with stealing $542,000
A Brookfield attorney is accused of stealing $542,000 in unclaimed foreclosure funds by claiming that he represented the rightful owners.
Lawyer: Accused Cop Meant No Harm
An off-duty police officer accused of raping a teacher after asking her for directions didn't mean to harm anyone, his lawyers said Wednesday, but they declined to detail his version of what happened.
Attorney Argues MT Death Penalty Unconstitutional
An attorney for a Kalispell man charged with a Christmas Day double homicide is arguing the state's death penalty law violates the U.S. constitution. Flathead County prosecutors are seeking the death penalty against 34-year-old Tyler Michael Miller if he is convicted in the deaths of 35-year-old Jaimi Hurlbert and her 15-year-old daughter Alyssa Burkett.
Attorney general recovers $24M in Medicaid case
The Texas attorney general's says it has recovered $24 million from a pharmaceutical company that misreported the price of prescription drugs for Medicaid patients
Attorney General: New scam targets homeowners
BOISE -- Idaho's Attorney General has a new warning for homeowners. A company called Corvus Law Group is mailing ads to Idaho homeowners which invites them to join scam lawsuits against their mortgage lenders. Attorney General Lawrence Wasden said the ads look like government forms and claim homeowners can get large principal reductions or other monetary relief if they join the lawsuit. The scam ...
AG will investigate phone hacking report
Attorney General Eric Holder is promising 9/11 families a preliminary criminal investigation into a report of possible phone hacking involving the Rupert Murdoch media empire.
Lawyer for man arrested for attempted murder of priest issues statement
Calvin Payne, 55, of Birmingham was arrested and charged with attempted murder in the beating of the Rev. Emmanuel Isi.
AG will investigate phone hacking report
Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday promised 9/11 families a preliminary criminal investigation into a report of possible phone hacking involving the Rupert Murdoch media empire.