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Attorney: Man in fatal wrong-way crash has Huntington’s Disease
A former Naperville dentist accused of causing a head-on crash on I-88 that killed two people suffers from a degenerative genetic disease that might have influenced his actions the night of the collision, his attorney said Tuesday.William A. Howe, 43, has Huntington’s Disease, an incurable illness that causes progressively more severe mental and physical problems, defense attorney John Curnyn ...
AG Holder honors victims of Sept. 11 attacks
Attorney General Eric Holder and other officials are paying tribute in Washington to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
Mason County Attorney Charged with Wire Fraud
The U.S. Attorney's Office says Jeremy Vickers, 36, of Point Pleasant, is charged with submitting fraudulent bills for work he performed in appointed state criminal matters.
Attorney General Holder Honors Victims Of September 11 Attacks
Attorney General Eric Holder and other officials are paying tribute in Washington to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Holder said at a ceremony outside the office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia that the nation is safer and stronger than it was before.
Casey Anthony's attorney wants civil suit dismissed
Suit was brought by a diver who searched for missing Caylee Marie in 2008 Casey Anthony's civil attorney has asked that a lawsuit filed against the woman be dismissed arguing that it lacks merit and wrongly seeks to profit from the tragedy.
Attorney General Reviewing Joplin Concert Planning
Headliner Travis Tritt Pulled Out Over Payments
Byfuglien passed breathalyzer: lawyer
A lawyer for Dustin Byfuglien says the Winnipeg Jets star easily passed a breathalyzer test after his recent arrest in the Minneapolis area for suspected drunk boating, but that the player's refusal to undergo a urine examination has landed him in hot water.
Lawyer wants Alayja Coleman case tried by jury from another county
The discovery of 14-month-old Alayja's Coleman's decayed, emaciated body inside a suitcase on an Erie curb sparked headlines, editorials, a proclamation by an outraged Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, and at least three Facebook pages.
State's attorney not among five nominated for Harford circuit judgeship
The names of three assistant state's attorneys for Harford County are among four lawyers and a district court judge who have been recommended to Gov. Martin O'Malley for appointment to the vacancy on the Harford County Circuit.
Lawyer for former Alberta police official wants several charges dropped
The defence lawyer for a former civilian police official in southern Alberta is asking that some of the charges against his client be dropped.Curtis Paradee, one-time chairman of the Taber Police Commission, is accused of Internet luring and possessing child pornography.He is alleged to have posed as a teenage boy and persuaded a teen girl to perform sexual acts for him to watch on a web video ...
Casey Anthony Lawyer to Rep Gary Giordano
Casey Anthony's Lawyer Will Rep Gary Giordano in Aruba
Byfuglien will fight drunk-boating charge: lawyer
The lawyer of Dustin Byfuglien said the Winnipeg Jets defenceman will fight a criminal charge stemming from an alleged drunk-boating incident in Minnesota.
Casey Anthony's lawyer joins defense in Aruba case
The lawyer who gained fame in the Casey Anthony murder trial in Florida said Tuesday that he will now help a U.S. businessman jailed in Aruba in the presumed death of his travel companion.
Anthony lawyer to defend Aruba case
Attorney Jose Baez, best known for his defense of Casey Anthony, said Tuesday he has been hired by a man suspected in the disappearance of an American woman in Aruba.
Casey Anthony Lawyer To Defend Giordano
The lawyer who gained fame in the Casey Anthony murder trial in Florida said Tuesday that he will now help a U.S. businessman jailed in Aruba in the presumed death of his travel companion.
Attorney files appeal for Collier teen charged with killing parents
An attorney is appealing a judge's decision to not allow a private psychologist to provide therapy for a Collier County teenager accused of killing...
Attorney: Byfuglien charged; passed breath test
Winnipeg Jets defenseman Dustin Byfuglien not only agreed to take a Breathalyzer test when police boarded his boat on Aug. 31 but passed the test.
Lawyer: Australian charged in bomb hoax to waive extradition
The Australian charged in a bizarre hoax collar-bomb plot will waive extradition Wednesday and be returned to his native country for prosecution, his lawyer says. Paul Douglas Peters is scheduled to appear at a hearing at 2 p.m. in U.S.
Attorney general reviewing Joplin concert planning
JOPLIN — A controversy that erupted after some Joplin residents sought to borrow money from a tornado recovery fund to cover initial costs of a concert has drawn the attention of the state attorney general. The organizers of the concert, which was to star country artist Travis Tritt, asked the Community Foundation of Southwest Missouri for what they termed a loan to stage the concert last Sunday ...
Attorney general dumps Dorsey & Whitney, raising eyebrows
In dismissing the law firm as the state's longtime bond counsel, Swanson's office cites firm's ethical conflicts during budget shutdown.
Executive session held without city manager, city attorney
Dana Cole/San Pedro Valley News-Sun At the request of the council, City Manager Glenn Nichols and City Attorney Michael Massee did not attend an executive session at a Benson City Council special meeting Monday evening regarding pending litigation between the City of Benson and Stagecoach Trails Mobile Home Court.
Attorney: Man in fatal wrong-way crash has Huntington’s Disease
A former Naperville dentist accused of causing a head-on crash on I-88 that killed two people suffers from a degenerative genetic disease that might have influenced his actions the night of the collision, his attorney said Tuesday.William A. Howe, 43, has Huntington’s Disease, an incurable illness that causes progressively more severe mental and physical problems, defense attorney John Curnyn ...
Irvine 11 attorney: Ambassador cut short talk to attend Lakers game
The Israeli ambassador to the United States cut short his appearance at UC Irvine last year not because of disruptions by Muslim students but because he wanted to attend a Lakers game, a defense attorney for the students said Tuesday. The so-called Irvine 11 are accused of interfering with Michael Oren’s right to free speech by constantly interrupting his appearance as the students took turns ...
Lawyer selection stalls Block Jr. panel
The state House of Representatives subcommittee looking into possible impeachment of Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. spent nearly two hours Tuesday discussing who should be allowed to attend closed-door meetings and other procedural matters.
Casey Anthony's Lawyer Joins Giordano Defense
The lawyer who gained fame in the Casey Anthony murder trial said he will now help a U.S. businessman jailed in Aruba in the presumed death of his travel companion.
Casey Anthony lawyer to defend Aruba suspect
The lawyer who beat a murder rap for Casey Anthony is now part of the defense team for an American businessman who is jailed in Aruba under suspicion of killing a gal pal.
School attorney: Incident was reported
La PORTE — The attorney for La Porte Community Schools said he’s looking forward to a dismissal of charges against his client.
Lawyer: Refusal to follow law led to medical-pot clubs
State officials have created a market for medical-marijuana clubs by failing to license pot dispensaries in violation of the voter-approved law, attorneys told a Maricopa County Superior Court judge Tuesday.
Gascón takes heat on death penalty stance from SF district attorney foe
District Attorney George Gascón’s stance on the death penalty came under fire Tuesday. David Onek, who has pledged to forswear the death penalty if elected district attorney, has accused Gascón of flip-flopping on the issue. Onek was referring to the latest issue of the Police Officers Association journal, in which the union endorsed Gascón for district attorney. Union President Gary Delagnes ...
Lawyer: Refusal to follow law led to medical-pot clubs
State officials have created a market for medical-marijuana clubs by failing to license pot dispensaries in violation of the voter-approved law, attorneys told a Maricopa County Superior Court judge Tuesday.
Attorney Hones Method to Determine if You're Lying
Studies show the average person is not very good at recognizing a lie. But extensive research has yielded techniques that one Los Angeles attorney has found through experience can improve your odds.
Lawyer in hunger strike row claims Putrajaya distorting courts
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 — A lawyer representing shareholders of a logging firm currently on hunger strike to protest against the Pahang government today accused Putrajaya of meddling with the judiciary to protect its interests. “The government cannot behave as crooks. The government is the fountain of law, if the government does not follow its own ...
School attorney: Incident was reported
La PORTE — The attorney for La Porte Community Schools said he’s looking forward to a dismissal of charges against his client.
Lawyer in hunger strike row claims Putrajaya distorting courts
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 14 — A lawyer representing shareholders of a logging firm currently on hunger strike to protest against the Pahang government today accused Putrajaya of meddling with the judiciary to protect its interests. “The government cannot behave as crooks. The government is the fountain of law, if the government does not follow its own ...
China dissident lawyer free after 5 years in jail
A Chinese dissident writer has been freed after serving five years in jail for alleged illegal business activities.
Lawyer: Refusal to follow law led to medical-pot clubs
State officials have created a market for medical-marijuana clubs by failing to license pot dispensaries in violation of the voter-approved law, attorneys told a Maricopa County Superior Court judge Tuesday.
Attorney General Strange asks court to OK redistricting plan
Attorney General Luther Strange has asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., to approve new lines for congressional districts and for the state school board rather than seeking approval from the U.S. Justice Department.
Attorney: Man in fatal wrong-way crash has Huntington’s Disease
A former Naperville dentist accused of causing a head-on crash on I-88 that killed two people suffers from a degenerative genetic disease that might have influenced his actions the night of the collision, his attorney said Tuesday.William A. Howe, 43, has Huntington’s Disease, an incurable illness that causes progressively more severe mental and physical problems, defense attorney John Curnyn ...
Casey Anthony lawyer wants civil lawsuit dismissed
An attorney representing Casey Anthony has asked for a civil lawsuit in Florida filed against her to be dismissed.
Casey Anthony lawyer hired in Aruba case
Jose Baez to serve as adviser to defense team for Md. man held in presumed death of traveling companion
Lawyer called up for London committee
A Taunton-BASED lawyer has been invited to join the International Family Law committee.
Attorney General Gansler Secures $2.25M. for Maryland in Medicaid Fraud Settlement
Maxim Healthcare Services agrees to pay $150 million to 41 statesBALTIMORE, MD -- Maryland Attorney ...
Okla. DHS attorney denies open meetings violations
An Oklahoma Department of Human Services attorney denies that DHS commissioners violated the state's Open Meeting Act - but promises they'll do a better job of informing the public.
Surrogate mother's troubles concern lawyer
A Bathurst mother's experience with an informal surrogacy arrangement is troubling, according to a lawyer who specializes in reproductive technology.
Attorney General's Office warns of ‘robo-calling’ scam
Attorney General Martha Coakley is warning consumers about reports of a “robo-calling” scam that is seeking to gain access to consumers’ banking and Social Security information.
Attorney recommends care in estate planning
Estate planning and medical care directives are not something only seniors should consider, especially those who want to control their future and safeguard the nest egg into eternity.
Attorney: Bulger ‘doing well’ as he awaits trial on charges in 19 murders
Reputed mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger is “doing well’’ and is being treated “fairly’’ at the Plymouth County jail where he is being held while awaiting trial on federal charges that he participated in the murders of 19 people. Bulger attorney J.W. Carney Jr. spoke briefly with reporters today following a brief hearing in US District Court where both sides updated a judge on the status of the ...
Executive session held without city manager, city attorney
Dana Cole/San Pedro Valley News-Sun At the request of the council, City Manager Glenn Nichols and City Attorney Michael Massee did not attend an executive session at a Benson City Council special meeting Monday evening regarding pending litigation between the City of Benson and Stagecoach Trails Mobile Home Court.
Lawyer: RI police chief accused of theft is 'fine'
The suspended police chief accused of stealing $714 from a stripper's purse after a car chase is at home and doing "fine," his attorney said Wednesday.
Attorney: Indiana fair's emergency plan shortsighted
An attorney who's suing on behalf of the some victims of last month's deadly stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair says the fair's emergency preparedness plan was shortsighted.