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Casey Anthony's lawyer challenges new probation order
ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) - A lawyer for Casey Anthony, the single mother acquitted last month of murdering her toddler, challenged a judge on Tuesday who wants Anthony to start serving probation for check fraud charges.
Waller’s retirement opens door in Lake County state’s attorney race
With incumbent Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Waller not running for re-election next year, three candidates have already stepped into the race to replace him.Waller said he gave the matter “a great deal of thought” before deciding to leave office after his term expires in December 2012.“I’ve been the state’s attorney for 22 years, which has been a privilege,” said Waller, a Republican ...
Henderson City Attorney To Face Council Over Arrest
Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin will face City Council members on Monday for the first time since her May 23 arrest on drunken driving and other charges. The council has called a special meeting to decide Quillin's future with the city. Council
City attorney Dennis Herrera goes after First Resort
City Attorney Dennis Herrera is going after pro-life organization First Resort for making what he calls misleading statements.
Lawyer wants ban on info about alleged war criminal
A lawyer for a suspected war criminal in Canada illegally has convinced a Immigration and Refugee Board detention review hearing to put a publication ban on the terrorist group with which his client was involved.
Lawyer for war crimes suspect gets ban on terrorist group's name
A lawyer for a suspected war criminal in Canada illegally has convinced a Immigration and Refugee Board detention review hearing to put a publication ban on the terrorist group with which his client was involved.
SF Attorney Taking Action Against Crisis Pregnancy Centers
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera joined three supervisors at City Hall Tuesday to announce joint legal and legislative measures being taken to prevent what they say are deceptive advertising practices by "crisis pregnancy centers."
Lawyer for war crimes suspect gets ban on terrorist group's name
A lawyer for a suspected war criminal in Canada illegally has convinced a Immigration and Refugee Board detention review hearing to put a publication ban on the terrorist group with which his client was involved.
Attorney rekindles bid for district judge
At the urging of supporters, Sunbury attorney Joel Wiest will remain in the running for the Republican nomination for district judge.
Leland Eugene “Gene” Backus named 2011 Super Lawyer
Gene Backus is Super Lawyer for fifth year in a row.Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 03, 2011 (PRWEB) August 3, 2011 -- BACKUS, CARRANZA & BURDEN, a Las Vegas, Nevada-based litigation law firm, proudly announced the inclusion of Senior Partner Gene Backus as a Super Lawyer for the fifth year in a row. The Super Lawyers publication annually lists “outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas ...
New York, NY Personal Injury Attorney David M. Oddo Named Avvo’s Top New York Lawyer
Avvo names New York personal injury attorney of Okun, Oddo & Babat one of the top attorneys in New York for 2011.New York, NY (PRWEB) August 03, 2011 David Oddo of Okun, Oddo & Babat, P.C. has been named by Avvo as one of the top attorneys in New York for 2011. David Oddo, New York personal injury lawyer, has 21 years of experience and was admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut in 1990 ...
Mike Conner Appointed City Attorney for Jesup, GA
Managing partner of the Conner Law Group is a Jesup native and serves clients in south Georgia from offices in Jesup and Savannah.JESUP, GA (PRWEB) August 03, 2011 Mike Conner, managing partner of The Conner Law Group, has been appointed the City Attorney for Jesup by a unanimous vote of the Jesup City Council. “Jesup is my hometown, and it has always been one of my top priorities to serve the ...
Lawyer to be sentenced in RI bribery case
A Rhode Island attorney convicted of facilitating bribes for three former North Providence town councilmen is set to be sentenced.
Iowa's lawyer discipline rules assailed
A national legal reform organization plans to fight rule changes for Iowa's attorney discipline system that would keep more lawyer misconduct confidential and eliminate some oversight of public complaints.
Lawyer Stepping Down from Murder Trial
A St. John's lawyer says her client will be seeking new counsel following a series of developments in court Tuesday.
Guelph Real Estate Lawyer Launches New Website
Prominent Guelph real estate lawyer Mark Graham and the Mark Graham Law Office has just launched a new website. The site aims to provide real estate investors with accurate information on the real estate purchase and sales process, as well as the firm’s wide range of legal services.Guelph, ON (PRWEB) August 03, 2011 Mark Graham, a leading Guelph real estate lawyer, recently announced the launch ...
Lawyer of Egypt victims seeks death for ex-interior minister
CAIRO (Reuters) - A lawyer acting for families of those killed in Egypt's uprising said on Wednesday the former interior minister was ordered by Hosni Mubarak to kill demonstrators and demanded execution for the ex-minister.
Lawyer Korol says he still intends to defend Volha
Lawyer Oleh Korol, who was withdrawn from the defense of former Head of the State Commission for Financial Service Markets Regulation Vasyl Volha, is planning to petition for his readmission to the case.
Kane state's attorney wants 32% more pay for starting lawyers
Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon is asking in his proposed 2012 budget to raise the pay of starting attorneys 32 percent. He says because his attorneys are the lowest paid in the collar counties, he loses them to those counties once they have experience.
Attorney: Jail Prosecutors Who Kept Deadly OC Dentist In Prison
A former dentist who served nearly three decades in prison for killing three patients is a free man — and his lawyer is claiming a victory for the taxpayers of California.
Carolina Beach reviewing town attorney position
The Carolina Beach Town Council is reviewing applications for either a full-time or contract attorney, a moved sparked by fees that have exceeded budgets for them in the past couple of years.
Attorney Martin Singer named in tawdry lawsuit
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - High-profile attorney Martin Singer has found himself on the opposite side of a lawsuit -- and it's quite the sordid situation.
Lawyer charges Mubarak is an impostor part of Israeli-American conspiracy on first day of trial
On the first day of the trial of former Egyptian strongman Hosni Mubarak, a lawyer in the courtroom declared that Mubarak had actually died in 2004 and that the man believed to be Mubarak was an imposter imposed on Egypt in some Israeli-American conspiracy, according to Britain’s Telegraph newspaper.
County attorney requests AG opinion on nepotism
Citing discrepancies in Wyoming state statutes, Johnson County Attorney Kenneth DeCock recently questioned whether Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek was in violation of nepotism by working with his son Deputy Paul Kozisek.
Attorney General Stops Internet Payday Loan Collection
West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw has gotten refunds for victims of illegal collection activities by unlicensed debt collection companies.
Lawyer pleads guilty to $50M bank fraud
An Arkansas lawyer and businessman has admitted stealing about $50 million dollars as he pleaded guilty to bank fraud in federal court in Little Rock.
Lawyer pleads guilty to $47M bank fraud
An Arkansas lawyer and businessman has admitted stealing about $47 million dollars as he pleaded guilty to bank fraud in federal court in Little Rock.
Attorney general complains about judge who let accused go because of late lawyer
TORONTO - Ontario's attorney general has launched a complaint with the province's judicial council after a judge let a dozen people go free because a lawyer was late for court.
Attorney defends Fullerton officers in death of homeless man
An attorney for the six Fullerton officers placed on leave as authorities investigate the death of a homeless man during a confrontation last month defended the actions of the police. Michael D. Schwartz said Kelly Thomas was combative with officers....
Morality in Media Calls for Federal Investigation of ICM Registry and All Involved in XXX Domain
Attorney General Holder Should Enforce the Law
Lawyer: Florida dangerous for Anthony
Attorneys for Casey Anthony are fighting a judge's order requiring her to return to Florida and serve a year of supervised probation stemming from a check fraud conviction, arguing, among other things, that returning would put her "in great peril."
Texas Trucking Accident Attorney Says Roadcheck 2011 Reveals Truck Driver Fatigue Problem
The high number of hours-of-service logbook violations uncovered during Roadcheck 2011 underscores the need for new rules to reduce fatigued driving accidents, injuries and deaths, East Texas personal injury lawyer Randy Roberts says.Tyler, TX (PRWEB) August 03, 2011 The good news: The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance recently reported that its Roadcheck 2011 had the lowest out-of-service ...
New York Attorney Says New Findings on Mesothelioma Treatment are ‘Encouraging’
New York mesothelioma lawyer Joseph W. Belluck applauds new findings, but says patients are still burdened by the high cost of treatment.New York, NY (PRWEB) August 03, 2011 A new Australian medical study suggests mesothelioma patients are benefiting and have better prognoses thanks to new treatment techniques and more qualified doctors, says New York City mesothelioma attorney Joseph W. Belluck ...
Attorney General Schmidt announces grants for Pittsburg organization
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced that Safehouse Crisis Center, Inc., of Pittsburg, has been awarded grants totaling $86,620 for victims' service programs.
Attorney's family emergency delays trial
Jurors in the Reno County trial of a Texas man charged with kidnapping and attempting to rape a Hutc ...
Casey Anthony: Attorney wants to dismiss Texas EquuSearch lawsuit
Casey Anthony's civil attorney filed a motion this week to dismiss the lawsuit filed against her by Texas EquuSearch.
Texas Property Contamination Lawyer Says Homeowners Deserve Protection from Drilling Chemicals
Houston attorney Kurt Arnold of Arnold & Itkin LLP says full disclosure of hydraulic fracturing chemicals would serve the public’s interest.Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 03, 2011 Houston property contamination attorney Kurt Arnold expressed concern that the Texas Railroad Commission will allow oil and natural gas companies to keep secret the chemical recipes of the hydraulic fracturing fluids they ...
Lawyer, businessman pleads guilty to bank fraud
An Arkansas lawyer and businessman admitted Wednesday to staging a Ponzi scheme that netted more than $47 million, a scam one prosecutor called the largest case of fraud in state history.
Lawyer challenges banishment in Ga.
ATLANTA, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A Georgia man who fired shots at a home, a convenience store and a water tower should not be banished from his home county, his lawyer says.
Google's top lawyer rips Apple, Microsoft and Oracle
David Drummond, Google's senior vice president and chief legal officer, says the tech trioka's attacks on Android patents serve to stifle innovation and drive up costs. Originally posted at News - Digital Media
San Diego Personal Injury Lawyer Mark Bush Launches Website with Scorpion Design
With the help of website design and marketing company Scorpion Design, the personal injury Law Office of Mark Bush presents an experienced and professional image while reaching out to potential clients in and around the San Diego area.San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 03, 2011 A law firm’s website needs to project their level of professionalism while still allowing potential clients valuable insight ...
Lawyer ends life by jumping from admin bldg
Sensation prevailed in Zilla Parishad campus on Wednesday when a lawyer Haji Mohammad Sohail Athar (56) committed suicide by jumping from sixth floor of state government administrative building situated there.
Google lawyer slams Apple, Microsoft over patents
Google's top lawyer accused Apple, Oracle, Microsoft and other companies on Wednesday of using "bogus patents" to wage a campaign against the Internet giant's Android mobile platform.
Lawyer: No link between adultery and homicide
During a pretrial hearing for the Chester County 35-year-old mother of three who allegedly conspired with her lover to kill her husband, the prosecution wants to add evidence, and the defense hopes to bar it.
Sparks City Attorney recommeds no charges be filed against Kitty Jung
Sparks City Attorney Chet Adams on Wednesday said he recommended no criminal charges be levied against Washoe County Commissioner Kitty Jung stemming from a July 2 run-in with Reno police because of conflicting reports between officers and a REMSA paramedic.
Sparks City Attorney recommends no charges be filed against Kitty Jung
Sparks City Attorney Chet Adams on Wednesday said he recommended no criminal charges be levied against Washoe County Commissioner Kitty Jung stemming from a July 2 run-in with Reno police because of conflicting reports between officers and a REMSA paramedic.
Florida attorney general seeks independent review of foreclosure investigators' dismissal
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi asked Tuesday for an independent examination of her office's ouster of two former foreclosure fraud investigators as queries escalate over the reason for the duo's abrupt dismissal.
Lawyer Stepping Down from Murder Trial
A St. John's lawyer says her client will be seeking new counsel following a series of developments in court Tuesday.
This Day in Tech: Google lawyer takes a jab at Apple, Microsoft, Oracle over Android patent wars
To busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Wednesday, August 3.
Attorney says clients not pressured to donate to Beshear campaign
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)- A Louisville attorney says two of his clients were never pressured to donate to Ky. Governor Steve Beshear's re-election campaign. Juvenile Justice employee Rodney Young wrote a letter listing 13 people who he says were called by Charles Gevden, who is a member of the Beshear administration. Attorney Thomas Clay says his clients never received the calls, or heard anyone ...