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Kazakh lawyer pays heavy price for strike talk
The Kazakh authorities, by meting out harsh punishments to union activists involved in recent oil-industry strikes, are merely resorting to tried-and-tested methods of stifling dissent.
Attorney anticipates trial for last Measles defendant
WATERBURY - Although seven people have been found guilty of a 1997 group killing in New Milford, June Bates Seger thinks she can be the one to avoid conviction.
County attorney wants a $210,000 study on cutting budget
Interim County Attorney Don Odom faces some resistance on the study, so he will let the consultants do the talking.
Chief Assistant State Attorney Dan McCarthy resigns
Chief Assistant State Attorney Dan McCarthy resigned Friday, telling State Attorney Angela Corey he intended to pursue another career, Corey told The Times-Union Saturday night.
Hurricane Irene price gouging warning issued by NJ Attorney General
NEWARK — Attorney General Paula T. Dow and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs warned gasoline retailers, grocers, and other merchants that price gouging is prohibited during the State of Emergency declared in advance of Hurricane Irene.
Frank Kratovil to work for Prince George’s state’s attorney
Former Rep. Frank Kratovil (D-Md.) has taken a job working for the Prince George’s County state’s attorney, making it appear less likely he will attempt to regain his old congressional seat in 2012. Kratovil held Maryland’s 1st district seat — which includes the entire Eastern Shore as well as some suburbs north and south of Baltimore — for just one term before he was ousted by Andy Harris (R ...
Judy Green’s Attorney appeals ethics commission’s finding during Monday hearing
LOUISVILLE, Ky.(WHAS11) -- An attorney for embattled Louisville Metro Councilwoman Judy Green appealed the ethics commission's findings against her in a court hearing Monday morning. Green, who faces a September expulsion hearing at the Metro Council, was not in the courtroom for the petition to review the case, which is being considered by Jefferson Circuit Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman.  The ...
Augusta attorney may avoid jail
Attorney Christopher Nicholson has gotten a reprieve to keep out of jail.
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.
Ascension Parish attorney enters Senate race
Ascension Parish attorney Mike Bell is running for state Senate District 2.
Lawyer For Detained Hikers Appeals
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The lawyer for two American men sentenced to 8-year prison sentences on charges of espionage and illegal entry says he has filed an appeal.
Ascension Parish attorney enters Senate race
Ascension Parish attorney Mike Bell is running for state Senate District 2.
Lawyer ordered to drop Pynn murder case
Family members of murder suspect Phillip Pynn were ejected from court Monday, while lawyer Averill Baker has been ordered to drop the case.
Attorney General warns storm victims about scammers
Roy Cooper says con artists often pose as FEMA officials
Lawyer says mom in baby killing case is 'marginally coherent,' doesn't understand charges
SANTA ANA, Calif. - A lawyer for a woman charged with murdering her 7-month-old son by pushing him off a four-story parking structure said Monday his client appeared only marginally coherent and did not fully understand the charges against her.
Augusta attorney appealing contempt sentence
Attorney Christopher Nicholson got a reprieve from the Georgia Court of Appeals late Friday and he will remain free until the court decides whether a 20-day jail sentence for contempt of court is legally proper.
Former police lawyer taken off Hells Angels case
A B.C. Supreme Court judge has removed a defence lawyer from an extortion case linked to the Hells Angels because the lawyer used to work with the B.C. police unit that targeted organized crime.
Lawyer: Crittenton to Surrender on Murder Warrant
Lawyer: Ex-NBA player Javaris Crittenton to surrender in Atlanta on murder warrant
Attorney: Shapiro not coming to South Florida
Nevin Shapiro is apparently not returning to Miami anytime soon.
Attorney general investigating lawsuits pitched to distressed homeowners
Attorney general investigating lawsuits pitched to distressed homeowners
Lawyer confirms President Obama's half-uncle arrested by Framingham Police
 A Framingham man arrested for drunken driving last week after nearly colliding with a Framingham Police cruiser is President Barack Obama's half-uncle. Onyango Obama, 67, is Barack Obama's father's half-brother, said a spokesman for Onyango's immigration lawyer, Margaret Wong, of Cleveland, Ohio.
Chicago Catholic church to expose abusive priests: attorney
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Chicago's Catholic archdiocese will allow dozens of former priests accused of child sexual abuse to be identified as part of a settlement that moves the church closer to naming all offending clergy, a lawyer for abuse victims said on Monday.
Attorney: Shapiro not moving to Miami prison
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- Nevin Shapiro is apparently not returning to Miami anytime soon.
Nodine's Attorney Wants Bond Reduced on New Charges
Steve Nodine's attorney filed a motion Monday to reduce his bond on new charges of perjury and criminally negligent homicide.
Former attorney sentenced for embezzlement
A former Tulsa attorney was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison plus 25 years of probation for crimes of embezzlement and workers compensation fraud.
Attorney says Crittenton will surrender Tuesday
Former NBA player Javaris Crittenton, who is wanted in Atlanta on murder charges in the shooting of a 22-year-old woman, will surrender to police Tuesday morning, the player's attorney told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday.
Attorney: Shapiro won't be sent to South Florida prison
CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Nevin Shapiro is apparently not returning to Miami any time soon.
Lawyer: Teen accused of killing deputy competent
The lawyer for a teenager accused of gunning down a Clayton County sheriff's deputy says his client has been found mentally competent to stand trial.
Indiana attorney general wants State Fair lawsuit dismissed
The state attorney general says he's asking a court to dismiss a lawsuit involving the Indiana State Fair stage collapse because of a procedural mistake.
Montco lawyer convicted of green card fraud
A Huntingdon Valley attorney, Michael Choi, and one of his clients, Jong Soon Park, of Blue Bell, were convicted by a federal jury Friday evening in a scheme to violate federal immigration laws.
Javaris Crittenton will turn himself in; ‘he’s innocent,” lawyer says
The lawyer for Javaris Crittenton said the former Washington Wizards player has agreed to surrender to Atlanta authorities who have charged him in the shooting death of a 22-year-old woman. Crittenton, who appeared on an FBI “Wanted” poster earlier today, will take a red-eye flight from Los Angeles to Atlanta and is expected to arrive “very early [Tuesday] morning,” attorney Brian Steel told the ...
Lawyer: No prison move to Miami for booster Shapiro
Nevin Shapiro's attorney says the former Miami booster whose claims of rule breaking sparked an investigation into the Hurricanes' football program will not be transferred to a South Florida prison after all.
Lawyer: Crittenton plans to surrender
A lawyer says former NBA player Javaris Crittenton plans to surrender to authorities to face charges in a deadly shooting in Atlanta.
Attorney General Cracks Down on Counterfeits
JACKSON- Attorney general Jim Hood’s office launched a website to crackdown on counterfeit goods
Lawyer: Former L.A. Laker Javaris Crittenton to surrender on murder warrant
ATLANTA - An attorney says former NBA player Javaris Crittenton plans to surrender to authorities to face charges in a deadly shooting in Atlanta.
Lawyer: Ex-NBA player Crittenton to surrender, face murder charges
ATLANTA -- An attorney says former NBA player Javaris Crittenton plans to surrender to authorities to face charges in a deadly shooting in Atlanta.
Lawyer for LSU QB Jordan Jefferson says suspension may be unwarranted
BATON ROUGE, La. — Jordan Jefferson’s lawyer says he will ask LSU and coach Les Miles on Tuesday to consider lifting the quarterback’s indefinite suspension while the legal process plays out in the case of a recent bar brawl allegedly involving numerous LSU players. “It is more than unjust to destroy this young man’s career if it’s all about a bunch of nothing, which is what I think,” defense ...
Lawyer wants LSU quarterback's suspension lifted
The lawyer for Jordan Jefferson says he will ask the university and coach Les Miles on Tuesday to consider lifting the LSU quarterback's suspension while the legal process plays out in the case of a recent bar brawl involving numerous LSU players.
Search is on for new Colorado Springs city attorney
Colorado Springs will have a new city attorney by the time Patricia Kelly leaves Sept. 30.At least that's Mayor Steve Bach's plan."The mayor is beginning the process and will be interviewing candidates for the position," Cindy Aubrey, the city's chief communications...
Judge won't dismiss comic book killing charges, attorney says
Mount Clemens— The attorney for a man awaiting a new trial in the'90 shooting death of his wife said a judge today denied a request to dismiss the case on claims police have been negligent in producing and maintaining evidence.
Attorney's connection to masseuse leads to mistrial
A mistrial was declared last week in a federal sex-trafficking case after a prosecution witness told authorities that the defense attorney was once one of her massage clients.
Medal thief in row with lawyer over reward
One of the Waiouru medal thieves has made strong accusations against his high-profile lawyer Chris Comeskey.
Jefferson's lawyer to ask for QB's reinstatement
Jordan Jefferson's lawyer says he will ask LSU and coach Les Miles on Tuesday to consider lifting the quarterback's indefinite suspension while the legal process plays out in the case of a recent bar brawl allegedly involving numerous LSU players.
Lawyer says Crittenton to surrender on murder warrant
Former player Javaris Crittenton, who was suspended from the NBA for having guns in a locker room with teammate Gilbert Arenas, plans to surrender to face a murder charge in a deadly Atlanta shooting, an attorney said Monday.
Massage parlor owner’s trial ends abruptly when masseuse recognizes lawyer as client
A federal trial of a man accused of exploiting illegal immigrant women by having them work in his massage parlors came to an unusual end last week when a masseuse testifying on the witness stand recognized the man’s defense lawyer — as a client.U.S. District Court Judge Robert Gettleman declared a mistrial.Other women had testified they were trained at Alex “Daddy” Campbell’s massage parlors to ...
Jefferson's Lawyer Asks For Suspension To Be Lifted
Jefferson's lawyer asks LSU head coach Les Miles to let the quarterback play in his senior season.
Lawyer seeks LSU QB's reinstatement
The lawyer for Louisiana State quarterback Jordan Jefferson said he will ask the university and coach Les Miles today to consider lifting his suspension while the legal process plays out in the case of a recent bar brawl involving numerous players.
Lawyer: Sex offender law harsh
Attorney wants North Tonawanda to adjust restrictions to state’s requirements.
Attorney for black troopers to respond to DPS probe
An attorney for black troopers who allege discrimination by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety will soon address the governor's announced agency investigation.  
There is no single power of attorney
Q.: I read your article on a power of attorney. Doesn't the power terminate upon death of the principal? Then wouldn't the authority over the estate vest with the administrator or executor? -Robert, via email