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Convicted murderer's new lawyer launches appeal
The new Toronto-based lawyer for Chris Bishop, convicted in a 2007 triple homicide in Cambridge Bay, hopes an appeal will go ahead early next year.
Attorney for Sean Michael Phillips argues that it's a 'legal impossibility' to charge her client with kidnapping of ...
Attorney Annette Smedley said under Michigan law "An adoptive or natural parent of the child shall not be charged with and convicted for a violation of this section."
Attorney: Indiana fair's emergency plan shortsighted
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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 and played a role in what he called a preventable tragedy.
McCullough's attorney walks away from theft case
Patrick Thomassey's departure means that former county councilman Chuck McCullough's trial, which had been scheduled for Nov. 7, will be postponed. McCullough, 56, of Upper St. Clair, also a lawyer, is accused of bilking client Shirley Jordan of $200,000.
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 announces 'sextortion' charges against man accused of victimizing Ind. girl
Hogsett announced the filing of sextortion charges against Trevor Shea, 20, who is accused of victimizing an Indiana teenage girl. A Maryland man accused of sexual exploitation of children and producing pornography will face additional charges Wednesday, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph Hogsett.
Lawyer believes authorities pressing for ex-minister Lutsenko's conviction
A lawyer of former Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko, Ihor Fomin, has suggested that the authorities are building such a strategy of prosecution which is likely to result in a conviction of his client.
Attorney General Abbott Participates in Wildfire Briefing, Visits Displaced Texans at Bastrop County Red Cross Shelter
BASTROP, TX – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today traveled to Bastrop County, where he participated in a briefing with state and local emergency management authorities and urged local residents to take precautions during these dangerous wildfire conditions.
Attorney General Abbott Participates in Wildfire Briefing, Visits Displaced Texans at Bastrop County Red Cross Shelter
BASTROP, TX – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today traveled to Bastrop County, where he participated in a briefing with state and local emergency management authorities and urged local residents to take precautions during these dangerous wildfire conditions.
Online Payday Lender Sued by AR Attorney General
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today filed a consumer-protection lawsuit against a Delaware-based online payday lending company, alleging the lender charged Arkansans exorbitant interest and fees in violation of state law.
Attorney: Ind. fair's emergency plan shortsighted
INDIANAPOLIS - 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 and played a role in what he called a preventable tragedy.
Hoboken Hospital Attorney Says He Quit Rather Than Participate in Fraud
The former attorney for Hudson Healthcare Inc., the nonprofit operator of Hoboken University Medical Center in New Jersey, said he quit rather than take part in an attempted fraud by the Hoboken Municipal Hospital Authority.
Attorney general announces settlement with Southwest Center for Independent Living
Attorney General Chris Koster today announced a settlement with Southwest Center for Independent Living, a Springfield company that arranges for the provision of in-home personal care services for qualified individuals.
Hoboken Hospital Lawyer Quit Rather Than Participate in Fraud
The former attorney for Hudson Healthcare Inc., the nonprofit operator of Hoboken University Medical Center in New Jersey, said he quit rather than take part in an attempted fraud by the Hoboken Municipal Hospital Authority.
Former attorney general to sing, speak
Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft will sing and speak Thursday at the National Quartet Convention. People can buy tickets for $20 at the door for Ashcroft's 10:30 a.m. appearance in the East Hall of the Kentucky Exposition Center.
Lashkar lawyer bins Kasab link
Islamabad, Sept. 14: A lawyer for seven Lashkar-e-Toiba operatives indicted by Pakistan in connection with the 2008 Mumbai attacks has said India has failed to furnish “cogent evidence” against them and their alleged links with convicted 26/11 gunman Ajmal Kasab.
Victorious Lawyer in Climate Case Still Critical of Plaintiffs' Strategy
The top government lawyer who successfully argued a major climate case before the Supreme Court this year has criticized his ...
Gaming board lawyer: ‘Time to cut our losses’
HARRISBURG - After questioning by a full panel of seven Commonwealth Court judges Wednesday, a lawyer for the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board rejected the argument that the agency overstepped its bounds when it took away the license for the Foxwoods Casino project in South Philadelphia.
Assistant District Attorney Takes Stand In Villegas Hearing
In a bizarre twist in the hearing to determine whether convicted killer Daniel Villegas deserves a new trial, the prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney John Briggs, took the stand to defend the District Attorney's Office.
Lawyer facing reprimand for misconduct
A Timmins lawyer faces a reprimand for professional misconduct over a series of mortgage transactions. It was alleged that Fran Yungwirth knowingly assisted in fraudulent conduct, but the Law Society of Upper Canada dismissed that allegation.[...]
Attorney sentenced in child porn case
A Baltimore attorney has been sentenced to two years in prison for possession of child pornography.
Attorney says possible hotel litigation was discussed in meeting
The Peoria City Council met in executive session for more than two hours Tuesday night before deciding to defer for two weeks its vote on the cancellation of its redevelopment agreement with Gary Matthews of EM Properties to transform the Hotel Pere Marquette into the $102 Million Marriott Hotel project.
Family Hires Attorney After Police Scuffle With Special Needs Man
Family members of a special needs man who was allegedly battered while in Miami-Dade police custody have hired an attorney in what they say is an “unjustified” case.
Attorney says proof enough for TN Lottery to pay missing ticket
A man who says he has video proof of winning the lottery has hired a lawyer to help him get his $50,000 jackpot.
Orie attorney seeks new judge
The attorney for state Sen. Jane Orie has asked that an Allegheny County Common Pleas judge rather than a district court judge hear the preliminary hearing on 16 new charges against the North Hills Republican.
Area attorney sanctioned for anti-IRS arguments
A Nokomis attorney has been suspended from practicing law in the federal 10th Circuit Court of Appeals for advancing frivolous arguments in a tax lien foreclosure appeal case.
Lawyer wants GMAC mortage practices investigated
PORTLAND -- The "robo-signing" foreclosure case of a Denmark woman represents such a serious attack on the integrity of the state's judicial system that an investigation of the mortgage servicer's practices is warranted, the woman's lawyer argued before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday.
Attorney General Abbott Participates in Wildfire Briefing, Visits Displaced Texans at Bastrop County Red Cross Shelter
BASTROP, TX – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today traveled to Bastrop County, where he participated in a briefing with state and local emergency management authorities and urged local residents to take precautions during these dangerous wildfire conditions.
Maryland Attorney Dov Apfel Wins National Birth Injury Litigation Award
Maryland attorney, author, and lecturer Dov Apfe l is this year’s recipient of the Dan Cullan Memorial Award, a national lifetime achievement award conferred by the American Association for Justice. For more than 20 years, Apfel, a partner in the law firm of Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC, has helped educate lawyers throughout the United States about how to prove when negligent care caused brain ...
Lawyer for parents of runaway drops suit
A Columbus lawyer who represented Rifqa Bary’s parents has dropped his $10 million defamation suit against Bary’s lawyer in Orlando, Fla.
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.
Telecom taps former lawyer as chairman
Telecom has tapped its former lawyer to head up a new board once the phone company carves itself in two.
Lawyer says fleeing doesn't mean guilty
The lawyer for a Perth man says the fact that his client fled the state does not make him guilty.
Ex-assistant attorney general must answer questions about law school
Andrew Shirvell, a former state assistant attorney general, must answer questions about whether the law school he attended warned the state bar about his conduct before he became a lawyer, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Attorney says police altered ramming evidence; judge says 'no proof'
A judge declined Wednesday to issue a restraining order against police officers, whom a defense attorney alleges is "altering evidence" in the criminal case against a Genoa Township businessman.
Lawyer argues client didn’t kill 4
Charles “Chad” Green grew up in a violent, abusive home, but he didn’t help his father kill a Randolph County family of four in 1998, Green’s attorney said Thursday during opening statements in Green’s capital-murder trial.
Official: Former Hillsborough county attorney, administrator knew raises were improper
By Bill Varian, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, September 14, 2011 State Attorney Mark Ober said earlier this year he couldn't prove a crime was committed when former Hillsborough Administrator Pat Bean gave herself and the county attorney secret pay raises. Bean had asked for an opinion from then-County Attorney Renee Lee, who said the 1 percent raises awarded in 2007 were permissible. And Lee ...
Scarlett Johansson's Lawyer Warns Websites to Take Down Her Nude Photos, Or Else
Scarlett Johansson' s lawyer is going after websites that have published nude photos of Scarlett Johansson allegedly hacked from her cell phone.
County to consider hiring staff attorney
County commissioners on the budget committee discussed hiring a full-time attorney as a staff member and voted to ask current county attorney Randal Boston if he would extend his contract for six months while the county researched the matter.
Attorney: Tareq Salahi "devastated" by wife leaving
Lawyer for Michaele Salahi's husband says Tareq is glad she is safe but devastated that she left
State's attorney candidate mocks opponent's $1,000-per-plate dinner
A candidate for state's attorney in Madison County is mocking her opponent's $1,000-a-plate fundraiser by throwing her own fundraiser, at $10 per plate.
Attorney General's investigation of airport reveals serious violations
(Sept. 15, 2011) The state Attorney General’s office is preparing to hit Nantucket Memorial Airport with a compliance order for repeated violations of procurement laws as its investigation into the airport’s bidding practices continues.
Attorney General's office investigating unlicensed assisted living facility in Springfield
Springfield - The Attorney General's office is investigating an unlicensed assisted care facility in Springfield. The state issued a cease and desist ordered Wednesday afternoon and immediately began moving patients to other locations.
Attorney: Reality star's husband relieved she's OK
An attorney says the husband of "Real Housewives of D.C." cast member Michaele Salahi is relieved that she's OK but devastated that she's apparently left.
City Attorney Says DNA Lab Memo Is Exempt from Public Records Act
Rockne Harmon co-authored a controversial internal memo on crime lab problems We reported Tuesday that City Attorney Dennis Herrera's office, contrary to assertions made at a public debate last week b
Attorney: Reality Star's Husband Relieved She's OK
Attorney says husband of reality TV personality Salahi relieved she's OK, had feared abduction
Lawyer: Colorado Springs couple to file lawsuit against Jensen Farms
A Colorado Springs couple will file a lawsuit in El Paso County District Court this morning against Jensen Farms Inc., which is voluntarily recalling its shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe which may be contaminated with Listeria.
Lawyer: Papers filed for hikers' release
A lawyer for two American hikers imprisoned in Iran said he has filed all the necessary paperwork for them to be released on bail, but he does next expect judges to act on it before Saturday, he told CNN Thursday.
Lawyer argues Chad Green didn't kill Dalton family
Prosecutors say it's impossible to tell which of two men killed four family members from Dalton but that the multiple weapons used in the 1998 slayings shows more than one person was involved.
Bill offers Ohio attorney general more tools against computer fraud
Ohio’s attorney general would get subpoena power to investigate cyber fraud under legislation announced today.