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Lawyer Says Stored Semen Would Threaten Horseracing’s Appeal
Allowing artificial breeding of racehorses would threaten traditions behind the sport’s appeal to kings, queens, sheikhs and billionaires, said a lawyer opposing an effort to lift a ban on artificial insemination.
Shacknai attorney warns Zahau family attorney to 'cease and desist'
Millionaire pharmaceutical tycoon Jonah Shacknai is coming out swinging in the media battle over the death of his six-year-old son and girlfriend.
Accusations against York County Attorney go public
YORK — Turmoil swirling around York County Attorney Bill Sutter heated up markedly Tuesday afternoon.
Lawyer: Calif homeless man died due to blunt head trauma
LOS ANGELES - An attorney representing a man whose homeless son died after a violent confrontation with California police officers says medical records show the cause of death was blunt head trauma.
Lawyer: Blunt trauma cause of homeless man's death
A mentally ill homeless man who died after a violent confrontation with Fullerton police officers that was captured on videotape had blunt trauma to his head, an attorney has told The Associated Press.
Deputy city attorney killed in Maui; suspect in domestic dispute has not been charged
SANTA CRUZ -- Celestial S.D. Cassman, the deputy city attorney for Santa Cruz and Capitola, was slain while vacationing last week on Maui, sources said Tuesday.
Attorney: New Wisconsin campaign ad rules too broad
MADISON, Wis. (AP) A rule designed to regulate those nasty campaign ads that flood Wisconsin air waves every fall could stifle political speech across the state, an attorney for a coalition of conservative groups argued before the state Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Tymoshenko's lawyer says he doubts sentencing will occur this week
The lawyer of Ukrainian ex-Premier Yulia Tymoshenko, Yuriy Sukhov has said he doubts that a sentence in the gas case will be announced this week. "I don't know who has information that the sentence is to be announced on Friday.
Australia police: Bomb hoaxer sought money, lawyer
A man who marched into a law office with his daughter and claimed he had a bomb demanded several thousand dollars and access to a lawyer during a 12-hour standoff with police, court documents revealed Wednesday.
DNA in coffee shop fire not client’s, says defense attorney
AUGUSTA -- The attorney of a man charged with setting fire to the Grandview Topless Coffee Shop says DNA evidence on a gas can used in setting the fire does not match the accused.
RUC man's lawyer issues complaint
The legal representative of murdered police officer Bob Buchanan's family has made a formal complaint to the Smithwick Tribunal.
Gambia: Lawyer Od Mbye Dragged to Court for Criminal Offences
Police prosecutors have preferred criminal charges against Lawyer Omar D Mbye commonly known as Mbassu and one Sulayman Khan at the Kanifing Magistrates Court presided over by Principal Magistrate Taiwo Ade Alagbe.
Durham, N.C. District Attorney Comes Under Fire Again
We last wrote about the Durham, North Carolina District Attorney's Office in the context of its discredited investigation of Duke lacrosse players for an alleged rape. (Click here for background on that case.)The current Durham County District Attorney, Tracey Cline, is now coming under fire for an array of alleged misdeeds laid out in this series of articles by the Raleigh News & Observer.
Attorney to Discuss Kelly Thomas' Injuries
Ron Thomas and his attorney will conduct a news conference Wednesday.
Attorney Randall Hamud: 'I wasn’t going to cut and run'
Attorney Randall Hamud handled civil cases until the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, occurred. Within weeks, he was representing three Muslim men jailed indefinitely as "material witnesses." He reflected recently on how 9/11 has affected his life.
Jurors find Carlsbad foreclosure attorney guilty in O.C. break-in
North County attorney Michael T. Pines missed a key court hearing last week because he was taken into custody after jurors found him guilty of advising a client to break into his foreclosed home and repossess it.
Kenya: Attorney General Promises to Uphold Justice for All
Attorney General Githu Muigai yesterday made his maiden speech in Parliament and committed himself to upholding justice for all.
Lawyer still waiting to hear about mental testing for accused killer
The lawyer for a 29-year-old man charged with killing his younger sister said she is waiting to hear
Lawyer: Blunt trauma cause of homeless man's death in Fullerton
LOS ANGELES - A mentally ill homeless man who died after a violent confrontation with Fullerton police officers that was captured on videotape had blunt trauma to his head, an attorney has told The Associated Press.
Philandering lawyer faces disbarment
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Channahon mayor will get publicly-paid attorney, working on plea deal
The Channahon Village President who’s accused of not paying his taxes won’t be paying for his own lawyer. Joseph Cook was appointed a publicly-paid attorney in federal court on Wednesday, the same day prosecutors announced they were working out a plea deal with Cook. U.S. Magistrate Judge Morton Denlow looked at Cook’s personal financial statements and deemed him qualified for a publicly-funded ...
Attorney: Man indicted for drugs will surrender to federal officials
A Texas man arrested in July after authorities found four kilograms of cocaine in a rental car he was driving through the county on Interstate 75 plans to surrender to federal officials this week, according to his attorney.
Attorney General Holder, Secretary Sebelius and Other Law Enforcement Officials to Announce Significant Medicare Fraud ...
Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will hold a press conference TODAY, SEPT. 7, 2011, at 2:30 P.M. EDT to announce Medicare Fraud Strike Force law enforcement actions.
AG to investigate York attorney
Attorney General Jon Bruning will investigate the job performance of York County Attorney Bill Sutter.
Attorney general, victim compensation expert discuss settlement process in State Fair tragedy
The Attorney General administers the Tort Claim Fund from which victim compensation settlements will be paid. Attorney General Greg Zoeller met with victim compensation expert Kenneth Feinberg today to discuss how the Indiana Tort Claim Fund will be paid out to the maximum $5 million to assist victims of the Indiana State Fair tragedy.
Santa Cruz deputy city attorney murdered on Maui vacation
Celestial S.D. Cassman, the deputy city attorney for Santa Cruz and Capitola, was slain while vacationing last week on Maui, sources said Tuesday. Cassman, who is in her 30s, was found unresponsive about 7:30 p.
Former prosecutor takes on long-time State Attorney Lawson Lamar
One of Orange-Osceola State Attorney Lawson Lamar's young prosecutors has left the office and decided to run against his former boss.
Covington lawyer guilty of theft, forgery
A Covington lawyer pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing thousands of dollars from his clients and forging a state senator's name.
Lawyer files complaint vs drugstore
A SENIOR citizen on Monday filed a criminal complaint before the City Prosecutor’s Office (CPO) against a chain of drugstore in Cagayan de Oro City for allegedly not giving him the 20 percent discount mandated by law. In his complaint-affidavit, lawyer Danilo G. Quilisadio, a resident of Las Piedras Village, Capisnon, Barangay Kauswagan, said RIKA Drugstore Divisoria branch only gave him a two ...
Goldman Sachs’s Compensation Plan Hurts Shareholders, Lawyer Tells Judge
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s compensation plan, which almost doubled top executive Lloyd Blankfein’s pay last year, unfairly rewards the investment bank’s employees at shareholders’ expense, a lawyer for investors said.
York County Attorney Denies Misconduct Accusations
The Nebraska Attorney General's office has announced an investigation into allegations surrounding York County Attorney Bill Sutter. Watch 10/11 News today at 5 for the latest developments.
P2P lawyer: IP address not enough, let me search all PCs in the house
A file-sharing lawyer admitted this week that IP addresses don’t by themselves identify someone accused of sharing copyrighted material online. While an IP address can identify Internet subscribers, “this does not tell Plaintiff who illegally downloaded Plaintiff's works, or, therefore, who Plaintiff will name is the Defendant in this case,” lawyer Brett Gibbs told a California federal ...
Goldman Sachs’s Pay Plan Hurts Shareholders, Lawyer Contends
Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s compensation plan, which almost doubled top executive Lloyd Blankfein’s pay last year, unfairly rewards the investment bank’s employees at shareholders’ expense, a lawyer for investors said.
Lawyer: Head trauma caused death of Calif. homeless man in violent confrontation with police
LOS ANGELES - The attorney for the family of a mentally ill man who died following a violent confrontation with six Fullerton police officers has released his medical records, saying he died of head trauma that led to brain death.
On eve of sentencing, lawyer lauds cop who ordered hit on fellow cop
Former Chicago Police Officer Jerome Finnigan seemed like a model cop.According to his lawyer, he won the department’s highest award for valor, helped solve five murders and took dozens of guns and hundreds of thousands of dollars of drugs off the street.But he was also one of the dirtiest cops in recent Chicago history, federal prosecutors say.Finnigan, who pleaded guilty to ordering a hit on ...
Attorney sues Roswell PD for $1M
An attorney arrested over a dispute with a house guest is suing Roswell police for $1 million.
Attorney seeks dismissal of charges against marijuana clinic founder
An attorney for Ryan Richmond, who co-owned a medical marijuana clinic and is facing drug charges, wants a judge to dismiss the case due to “selective and vindictive prosecution.”
Murder, kidnapping charges filed in death of Santa Cruz attorney in Maui
The Maui County Prosecuting Attorney has filed murder and kidnapping charges against Gerald W. Galaway Jr. of Santa Cruz in connection with the Thursday homicide of Santa Cruz attorney Celestial Cassman on an oceanfront cliff on Maui.
Lawyer: Head trauma cause of homeless man's death
A mentally ill homeless man who died following a confrontation with Fullerton police officers suffered broken bones in his face, choked on his own blood and was repeatedly shocked with two stun guns, a lawyer for the man's family said Wednesday.
Santa Cruz Attorney Murdered In Hawaii; Suspect Arrested
Santa Cruz city officials Wednesday expressed grief over the murder of a local attorney in Hawaii last week.
Attorney appointed as Salt Lake City justice court judge
Attorney appointed as Salt Lake City justice court judge The Salt Lake Tribune Published Sep 7, 2011 02:23PM MDT Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has appointed Catherine E. Roberts to fill a vacancy on the Salt Lake City Justice Court. The position replaces Judge Holly M. Barringham, who resigned July 29. Roberts received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in Northhampton, Mass., and ...
Attorney General files $24.5M settlement proposal with Chevron about hazardous waste, including Merced
SACRAMENTO -- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a proposed $24.5 million settlement with Chevr
Attorney General Eric Holder seeks distance from gun sting
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday sought to distance himself and other senior Justice Department officials from a botched operation to track guns smuggled to Mexican drug cartels, saying they were not involved.
Lawyer: Homeless man died of brain injuries after struggle with cops
A homeless man who sustained injuries in a confrontation with Fullerton, California, police and later died succumbed to brain injuries as a result of head trauma, according to medical records made public Wednesday by an attorney for the man's family.
Gov. Rick Scott selects Brooksville attorney to take vacant School Board seat
Times staff Wednesday, September 7, 2011 BROOKSVILLE Attorney picked to take Seat on school board A 28-year-old Spring Hill attorney who works for one of Hernando County's most politically connected law firms is the county's newest School Board member. Gov. Rick Scott announced Wednesday evening that he had selected Matthew "Matt" Foreman to fill the District 2 seat left vacant by Pat Fagan, who ...
No clear violation in Thomas' use of funds, county attorney says
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery on Wednesday said he will not make further inquiries into the prior administration's use of anti-racketeering funds to pay private attorneys representing the offices of the county attorney and sheriff.
A third death-penalty lawyer is fired
Another lawyer has been booted from a state-funded criminal defense office, bringing the total to three in the past few days.
Lawyer: Calif. man beaten by cops died from head trauma
Mentally ill transient Kelly Thomas suffered a vicious barrage of blows at the hands of Fullerton police officers that broke his nose and cheekbone and ultimately led to brain death due to head trauma, a lawyer for his family said Wednesday.
Forrest "Joe" Rieke, Portland attorney and former school board member, dies at 69
"He was passionate for making a difference for kids who didn't have that voice," said a district employee who worked with him.
Attorney: Message, scalp bruises cast doubt on mansion suicide
Details from the autopsy of a woman found hanging from a California mansion -- including exact words of a painted message -- bolster her family's contention that she didn't commit suicide as authorities determined, the family's lawyer says.