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Lake County assistant state’s attorney appointed to advise on Bianchi bills
WOODSTOCK – A Lake County assistant state’s attorney has been appointed to advise the McHenry County Board on McHenry County State’s Attorney Lou Bianchi’s half-million dollars in legal defense fees.
Durham Attorney Mullins Named to Best Lawyers in America® FOR 2012
Triangle - Durham Attorney Philip A. Mullins was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of: Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs. (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.)
Postmus' attorney concerned FBI investigation may target ex-county supervisor
The attorney for Bill Postmus is concerned that his client, who is cooperating with state and local prosecutors in their investigation of San Bernardino County's $102 million legal settlement with a Rancho Cucamonga developer, could be in legal jeopardy from a federal investigation into the deal.
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.
Postmus' attorney concerned FBI investigation may target ex-county supervisor
The attorney for Bill Postmus is concerned that his client, who is cooperating with state and local prosecutors in their investigation of San Bernardino County's $102 million legal settlement with a Rancho Cucamonga developer, could be in legal jeopardy from a federal investigation into the deal.
LAWYER ORDERED TO PAY BACK CLIENT
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 (Bernama) -- A lawyer was today ordered to return tohis former client RM1.6 million which is said to have been in his keeping sincelast year.High Court judge Datin Zabariah Mohd Yusof allowed the application of LewBan Kin to obtain the money and ordered lawyer Datuk Sin Yoong Min to pay legalcosts amounting to RM30,000.Zabariah made the decision in chambers here in the ...
Lawyer warns Knox will flee Italy
An Italian prosecutor warns the jury Amanda Knox will "run away abroad" if she is absolved of the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
North Myrtle Beach attorney suspended from practice
A North Myrtle Beach attorney, who was arrested Sept. 23 on tax violations, was suspended from practicing law by the S.C. Supreme Court, according to an order released Friday.
Stamford attorney released from prison
Attorney Michael "Mickey" Sherman leaves U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Conn. Dec. 22nd, 2010. Sherman was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for failing to pay income tax. He is scheduled to report to prison in March.
Stamford attorney released from prison
FILE — Attorney Michael "Mickey" Sherman. Attorney Michael "Mickey" Sherman leaves U.S. District Court in Bridgeport, Conn. Dec. 22nd, 2010. Sherman was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for failing to pay income tax. He is scheduled to report to prison in March.
Lawyer argues student prosecution unfair
American student accused of murdering her flatmate hit by a 'tsunami' of false accusations.
Attorney takes heat but retorts foundation's cease prayer letter
Clint Maze has had his share of criticism in the school prayer issue during the past week. Maze is the attorney for the Arab Board of Education.
Lawyer: Kercher's family to attend sentencing
A lawyer representing the family of murder victim Meredith Kercher says the slain British student's mother, sister and a brother will be present for a verdict in the appeals trial of two defendants.
Why no action against the attorney-general?
Mat Zain Ibrahim Attorney-general Abdul Gani Patail has been challenged to account for three expert reports, and is also alleged to have fabricated investigation into a particular case. And, despite mounting public pressure for Gani to come clean on these issues, he has chosen to maintain a deafening silence. Should he find it too tough [...]
City will reach Tevez compromise - sports lawyer
Leading sports lawyer Simon Pentol believes Manchester City will eventually reach a compromise with suspended striker Carlos Tevez to avoid possible litigation.
Lawyer Ordered to Pay Back Client
KUALA LUMPUR, 30 SEPTEMBER, 2011: A lawyer was today ordered to return to his former client RM1.6 million which is said to have been in his keeping since last year.
Attorney: Deal near in Shanks lawsuit
ONEONTA _ A deal in the Bradford Shanks police brutality lawsuit is near, according to an attorney representing the city.
Attorney argues against haunted house at former Pennhurst School
WEST CHESTER – The attorney for a group of residents who oppose a
Paxton's lawyer paints Crown witness as liar
The lawyer for Dustin Paxton, accused of torturing and sexually assaulting his male roommate, tried to discredit the witness who says he saw the horrific violence, as a liar.
Attorney argues against haunted house at former Pennhurst School
WEST CHESTER – The attorney for a group of residents who oppose a
Attorney a no-show at motion hearing
A motion hearing to reinstate charges against a man believed to be involved with the armed robbery of Grand Liquor in 2010 was continued Thursday after the defendant’s attorney did not show.
Attorney charged with attempted murder in domestic dispute, authorities say
SECAUCUS -- A town attorney has been charged with the attempted murder of a 44-year-old woman with a kitchen knife in an alleged domestic violence incident last night, officials said.
Attorney to meet in private session with county commission
The Cumberland County Commission will meet in a private session with its attorney next week. During the last county commission meeting, county attorney, Randal Boston, told commissioners he needed to meet with them in a private session in order to update them on some legal proceedings.
Attorney argues against haunted house at former Pennhurst School
WEST CHESTER – The attorney for a group of residents who oppose a
Crestview attorney and 3 others indicted
PENSACOLA – Pamela C. Marsh, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced Friday that Crestview attorney Chris Cadenhead, 56, and three Destin residents, Jackie T. Fair, 70, Jane M. McDonald, 58, and Randolph "Randy" Branham, 44,...
Newsmakers: Mettawa village attorney nabs award
Village attorney for Mettawa gets award The International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) awarded the Marvin J. Glink Private Practice Local Government Attorney Award at the 76th Annual Conference to John J. Zimmermann of Raysa & Zimmermann LLC. Zimmermann is the Village Attorney for Mettawa and his firm serves as the village attorney of several Illinois cities and villages including ...
Defense Attorney Challenging Ruling On Desai's Competency
Defense attorney Richard Wright is seeking a hearing to challenge the conclusions of the state medical experts who found Dr. Dipak Desai competent to stand trial on criminal charges in the hepatitis C outbreak. In court papers filed Thursday, Wright said
Newsmakers: Mettawa village attorney nabs award
Village attorney for Mettawa gets award The International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) awarded the Marvin J. Glink Private Practice Local Government Attorney Award at the 76th Annual Conference to John J. Zimmermann of Raysa & Zimmermann LLC. Zimmermann is the Village Attorney for Mettawa and his firm serves as the village attorney of several Illinois cities and villages including ...
US Attorney visits Evansville to announce charges
Other felonies discussed Friday include an armed robbery and child pornography possession.
Court: Man's Right to Meet with Attorney Violated
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A breath test that showed a driver's blood-alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit should be suppressed because police violated his right to privately meet with his attorney after he was arrested, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.
Attorney: Husband accused of killing wife in Southfield didn't know she was dead when he left
Southfield — The attorney for a man charged with choking his wife to death in front of their children said Friday his client was only defending himself and left the house not knowing his wife was dead.
APNewsBreak: Attorney general to check voter data
South Carolina's attorney general has questions about how the state Election Commission's data on voters without photographic identification and will delay a filing with the Justice Department as it reviews the new law.
Lawyer: NYC parents of 8 kids to waive extradition
A defense lawyer says the New York City parents suspected of abducting their eight children from foster care will return voluntarily from Pennsylvania to fight the kidnapping charges.
Attorney general to check voter data
South Carolina's attorney general has questions about how the state Election Commission's data on voters without photographic identification and will delay a filing with the Justice Department as it reviews the new law.
Conrad Murray case: Judge rips attorney for 'Today Show' interview
A judge barred attorneys at the trial of Michael Jackson’s personal physician Friday from speaking publicly about the case after a Texas attorney associated with the defense criticized a witness and discussed trial strategy on the Today Show. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said he found the television appearance by Matthew Alford, a law partner of the lead defense attorney, “shocking” given ...
Attorney argues against haunted house at former Pennhurst School
WEST CHESTER – The attorney for a group of residents who oppose a
California pulls out of 50-state foreclosure talks
California Attorney General Kamala Harris said Friday that she will not agree to a settlement over foreclosure abuses that federal officials and other state attorneys general are negotiating with major U.S. banks.
California Attorney General Opts Out Of Foreclosure Settlement With Major Banks
California Attorney General Kamala Harris says she will not agree to a settlement over foreclosure abuses that other state attorneys general are negotiating with major U.S. banks.
Jackson judge calls attorney's interview shocking
The judge overseeing the trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death told the lead defense attorney Friday that he found an interview his law partner conducted on the case "shocking" and possible grounds for contempt.
California Pulls Out Of 50-State Foreclosure Talks
California Attorney General Kamala Harris said she will not agree to a settlement over foreclosure abuses that federal officials and other state attorneys general are negotiating with major U.S. banks.
California quits 50-state foreclosure talks
California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Friday backed out of the 50-state coalition negotiating a settlement with the nation’s largest banks over shoddy foreclosure practices, further complicating the yearlong effort to compel serious changes in the industry and secure $20 billion in aid for troubled homeowners. Read full article >>
Arraignment delayed for Jeffs' attorney again
An attorney for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs has had the arraignment for a cocaine possession charge against her moved back to Oct. 25.
Attorney general announces drug smuggling arrests
PHOENIX - Friday, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced the arrests of more than a dozen suspected members of a cocaine trafficking organization.
Attorney argues against haunted house at former Pennhurst School
WEST CHESTER – The attorney for a group of residents who oppose a
Lawyer denies NY Post report that Travolta met with Gotti's widow; Post stands by story
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A lawyer for John Gotti's son is denying a report that actor John Travolta met with the mob boss' widow to seek her blessing for his upcoming movie role as the mafia kingkin.
Lawyer denies report that Travolta met Gotti widow
A lawyer for John Gotti's son is denying a report that actor John Travolta met with the mob boss' widow to seek her blessing for his upcoming movie role as the mafia kingkin.
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.
Thomas hearing: Attorneys warned about testimony
An attorney representing the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has cautioned lawyers representing the county not to disclose confidential legal information during the disciplinary hearing involving three former county prosecutors.
Lawyer: Man charged with killing wife acted in self-defense
Southfield — A man charged with choking his wife to death in front of their children was only defending himself and left the house not knowing his wife was dead, his attorney said Friday.
Attorney: School board did not violate quorum rules
West Milford The school board did not have an illegal quorum at a recent town council meeting, so said the West Milford Board of Education attorney Joanne Butler.