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Attorney for mother charged with son's death wants confessions dismissed
The attorney for a woman accused of killing her infant son has indicated a desire to get the defendant's alleged confession thrown out.
Top lawyer at Highway Department put on leave
The Arkansas Highway Commission voted Friday to place the state Highway and Transportation Department’s top lawyer on paid administrative leave as an investigation into the leave practices of the division he oversaw continues.
Probe of alleged threats in Detroit court targets attorney
Detroit — A local attorney is under investigation after allegedly threatening to have an assistant Wayne County prosecutor and a Detroit Police officer "assassinated," and repeatedly hurling racial epithets at them a during a murder trial in Wayne Circuit Court.
The Lincoln Lawyer for Harpenden Film Society
THE Lincoln Lawyer opens the new season of movies at Harpenden Film Society next Tuesday, September 13.
Attorney to speak on medical marijuana Wednesday in Highland
An attorney whose specialities include medical marijuana rights will discuss Michigan's Medical Marihuana Act and related federal regulations this Wednesday at the Hydro Vision store in Highland.
Sanctioned: P2P lawyer fined $10,000 for "staggering chutzpah"
A federal judge has fined Texas lawyer Evan Stone $10,000 for sending out subpoenas and then settlement letters to people accused of sharing a German porn film called Der Gute Onkel —all without the judge's permission. In September 2010, Stone brought suit on behalf of Mick Haig Productions against 670 accused file-swappers, and he asked permission to take early discovery. Judge David Godbey ...
Attorney general to investigate county attorney
YORK - Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, as he was leaving the News-Times office on Wednesday morning, said he was minutes away from placing a call to his office, ordering an investigation into alleged misconduct by York County Attorney Bill Sutter.
Mousa's lawyer warns of more army abuse cases
A human rights lawyer warned yesterday that the killing of Baha Mousa and seven other Iraqi detainees in British military custody is "just the tip of the iceberg". Phil Shiner, a lawyer acting for Baha Mousa's family, warned that the Gage inquiry into Mousa's brutal death at the hands of British troops in Iraq was just the start of a number of damning allegations that would "rock the Army". He ...
Lawyer Q&A on Home Schooling
The chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) will speak at Southeastern University Thursday at a free, open event.
Attorney general visits Danville, holds Community Day
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli came to Danville and got his hands dirty for a good cause Saturday when he joined community leaders for a neighborhood clean-up project to discourage gang activity in the city.
I've power of attorney … so why am I so powerless?
I have power of attorney – now I can manage my mum's affairs. Except that no one tells you that's where your problems begin An elderly loved one is losing their grip on reality and you decide the time has come to manage their affairs using the power of attorney. What could be simpler? How about assembling a nuclear submarine using nothing more than a knife and fork. Or swimming the Pacific with ...
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.
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas to face ethics panel over investigations
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and two of his former deputies must appear before an ethics panel at the Arizona Supreme Court at 11 a.m. Monday to determine if they will face state Bar sanctions.
York County Attorney Responds to Recall Attempt
The York County attorney has filed his official response in an attempt to recall him from office.
State Attorney Glenn Hess speaks at chamber meeting
State Attorney Glenn Hess spoke of how life in the public eye not only affects the officeholder, but also his or her family at the Chamber of Commerce’s 5th annual Local Government Appreciation Breakfast.
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas to face ethics panel over investigations
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas and two of his former deputies must appear before an ethics panel at the Arizona Supreme Court at 11 a.m. Monday to determine if they will face state Bar sanctions.
Bevilacqua lawyer is used to high-profile cases
He's one of a small band of criminal-defense lawyers who have made careers representing high-profile clients who find themselves in the crosshairs of government prosecutors.
Attorney general to investigate county attorney
YORK - Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, as he was leaving the News-Times office on Wednesday morning, said he was minutes away from placing a call to his office, ordering an investigation into alleged misconduct by York County Attorney Bill Sutter.
Longtime Lawyer Sees Himself As Advocate For Underdogs
Henderson attorney Robert Massi is perhaps best known for his mane of white hair and candid legal analysis on his Fox News' "Shattered Dreams" segments. But he is also an influential legal presence in Las Vegas , specializing in personal injury and real
Bevilacqua lawyer is used to high-profile cases
He's one of a small band of criminal-defense lawyers who have made careers representing high-profile clients who find themselves in the crosshairs of government prosecutors.
Lawyer challenges integration tests for family members
The lawyer who fought against compulsory integration courses for Turkish nationals in the Netherlands has now turned his attention to laws requiring husbands and wives to the courses abroad, the Telegraaf reports.
Attorney: Neglected horses a misunderstanding
The attorney representing a Madera County woman suspected of animal neglect is defending his client.
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.
Doylestown attorney files second 9/11 lawsuit against Iran
A Doylestown attorney on Friday filed a second lawsuit against Iran on behalf of family members of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.
Iranian human rights lawyer arrested: reports
Iranian authorities have arrested the prominent human rights lawyer Abdolfattah Soltani in Tehran, according to reports out of Iran.
Poll lawyer: No need for Justice chief to resign
A VETERAN election lawyer said there is no need for Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to resign amid calls for her to step down following her admission that she is open to the idea of seeking an elective post. "No need to resign!" said Romulo Macalintal, who had worked with and against de Lima in previous elections, with them being election lawyers. read more
Tory peer and leading Scots lawyer at the centre of Megrahi cash row
A PROMINENT Scottish lawyer is embroiled in a row over a request for almost £1 million in legal fees as part of efforts to help free the Lockerbie bomber.
Tory peer and leading Scots lawyer at the centre of Megrahi cash row
A PROMINENT Scottish lawyer is embroiled in a row over a request for almost £1 million in legal fees as part of efforts to help free the Lockerbie bomber.
Love, etc...: Opera star Renee Fleming marries Washington lawyer Tim Jessell
●• Married: Renee Fleming , 52, and Tim Jessell , 54, over the Labor Day weekend in upstate New York. The internationally famous opera diva wed the Washington lawyer on Sept. 3 in a small ceremony for close family and friends. The bride wore a citron-colored gown by designer Angel Sanchez for the wedding, then a sage green Vera Wang for their NYC reception Wednesday night. Read full article >>
Attorney General Abbott, Gov. Perry Honor Sept. 11, 2001 Victims
Observe Tenth Anniversary of Terrorist Attacks on the United States AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General ...
Services planned in Orlando area for attorney Rumberger
A prayer service and reception to remember attorney E. Thom Rumberger are planned for Winter Park on Thursday afternoon.
Zimbabwe: Attorney General Reduces Charges Against Journalists
The Attorney-General (AG)'s Office has reportedly withdrawn part of the criminal charges against "Standard" reporter Patience Nyangove and editor Nevanji Madanhire. The three are being jointly charged with Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) human resources manager, Loud Ramakgapola. AMH are publishers of the "Standard", "Zimbabwe Independent" and "Newsday".
The unlikely lawyer in Conrad Murray's corner
A little known but well-regarded Texas attorney is representing the doctor facing an involuntary manslaughter charge in the death of Michael Jackson. As his trial in the death of Michael Jackson approached, Dr. Conrad Murray found himself with an unlikely new cardiology patient — his own attorney. A battery of tests determined that the chest pains Ed Chernoff was experiencing were symptoms of ...
Downtown lawyer Jake Ploeger made family a priority
"He was a great family man. He loved to spend time with the family. We drove the family across the states to California. We'll always remember that," said Mary Ellen Donaghue Ploeger, his wife of 51 years.
City hopes to cut costs, increase openness with new city attorney
One quality ranked most important as City Council culled its top choices from a pile of city attorney applications — ethics.
Defense lawyer in big cocaine case lashes out
A lawyer representing a New York man accused of drug dealing after he picked up a box that contained more than 100 kilograms of cocaine from United Parcel Service in Windsor Locks has issued a sarcastic news release criticizing the case against 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.
Zimbabwe: Police Keen to Interview Lawyer
POLICE are keen to interview lawyer and Financial Gazzette columnist Vote Muza in connection with perjury and fraud charges laid against him.
Attorney 'fired' by man charged in Clinton woman's death
Accused murderer James Cobb Hutto cannot afford an attorney but doesn't want Hinds County Public Defender Bill LaBarre to represent him.
Lawyer 'gave Chirac and Villepin $20 mn from Africa'
A lawyer with ties to African leaders declared on Monday he had personally handed over $20 million in cash to French former president Jacques Chirac and his close ally Dominique de Villepin.
Lawyer says he gave Chirac and Villepin $24m from Africa
A lawyer with ties to African leaders declared he had personally handed over $24m dollars in cash to Jacques Chirac and Dominique de Villepin. -AFP
Attorney 'fired' by accused murderer
Accused murderer James Cobb Hutto cannot afford an attorney but doesn't want Hinds County Public Defender Bill LaBarre to represent him.
Ongpin lawyer hails Ombdusman order on DBP probe
The lawyer of businessman Roberto Ongpin on Monday hailed the Ombudsman's decision to proceed with the preliminary investigation into the "behest loan" that the previous Development Bank of the Philippines board allegedly granted the former Trade minister.
Lawyer seeks money after Megrahi aid
A LEADING Edinburgh law professor who campaigned to quash the conviction of the Lockerbie bomber lobbied Muammar Gaddafi's son to recover £1 million in legal fees, it has
Montgomery Attorney Frank M. Wilson Named 2011 Alabama Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers magazine names Montgomery wrongful death attorney Frank M. Wilson of Frank M. Wilson P.C., Attorneys & Counselors at Law one of the top attorneys in Alabama for 2011New Providence, NJ (PRWEB) September 12, 2011 Montgomery, Alabama attorney Frank M. Wilson of Frank M. Wilson P.C., Attorneys & Counselors at Law has been named by Alabama Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top ...
Lawyer accuses ex-French leader Chirac of receiving millions in cash from West African leaders
PARIS - Former French President Jacques Chirac and former Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin received an estimated $20 million in illegal cash from West African leaders, a lawyer who claimed to be the go-between said Monday.
NJ lawyer charged in murder plot due in court
A prominent New Jersey defense lawyer accused of trying to set up the murder of a witness is scheduled in court Monday.
Lawyer: Chirac, Villepin got dirty cash
African leaders gave French former president Jacques Chirac and Dominique de Villepin $20m in cash, including to finance elections, a lawyer says.
Lawyer Charged In Murder Plot In Court
A prominent New Jersey defense lawyer accused of trying to set up the murder of a witness is scheduled in court Monday.
Africans paid Chirac millions, lawyer claims
PARIS: The former French president Jacques Chirac and the former prime minister Dominique de Villepin regularly received suitcases stuffed with millions of francs from African leaders, the lawyer who said he carried the cases alleges.