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Calif. attorney general won't settle over foreclosure abuses
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.
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.
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.
Attorney: Tokier to appeal decision to uphold termination
Palm Springs — Former police Lt. Abraham Tokier says he plans to continue fighting for his job after a decision was made earlier this week to uphold his termination.
Confiscate pickup used in crime, attorney urges
U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge is seeking the forfeiture of the pickup used in the commission of the first crime successfully prosecuted under the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.
Lawyer: Pakistan governor's killer sentenced to death
A security guard who killed a liberal politician in Pakistan over his remarks on its controversial blasphemy law has been convicted and sentenced to death, his defense lawyer told CNN.
Attorney argues against haunted house at former Pennhurst School
WEST CHESTER – The attorney for a group of residents who oppose a
Attorney argues against haunted house at former Pennhurst School
WEST CHESTER – The attorney for a group of residents who oppose a
Kaluga Attorney identified violations of the law on obligatory pension insurance
Kaluga Attorney has reviewed the performance of pension legislation in a number of businesses in the territory of the oblast center, are insured for compulsory pension insurance.
Attorney argues against haunted house at former Pennhurst School
WEST CHESTER – The attorney for a group of residents who oppose a
Lawyer: Parents Accused Of Abducting 8 Children From Queens Agency Will Waive Extradition
A defense lawyer says the New York City parents accused of taking their eight children from foster care will return voluntarily from Pennsylvania to fight the kidnapping charges.
Lawyer gets his teeth into Dracula role
Peter Anderson is putting the bite on Dracula.
Attorney says banana-throwing fan was oblivious to racial connotations
The lawyer for a man who threw a banana at a black NHL player says his client deeply regrets what he did and had no idea his actions could be seen as racist.
Ashley Smith lawyer glad 1st inquest scrapped
The lawyer representing the family of Ashley Smith says the Ontario Coroner's office decision to shut down the inquest into her death is an important step.
Ashley Smith lawyer glad 1st inquest scrapped
The lawyer representing the family of Ashley Smith says the Ontario Coroner's office decision to shut down the inquest into her death is an important step.
Lawyer: Banana tosser mortified' over hubub
The lawyer for a man who threw a banana at a black NHL player says his client deeply regrets what he did and had no idea his actions could be seen as racist.
Black Cherokee lose lawsuit but tribal citizen issue unsettled
OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An attorney for African-Americans in the Cherokee Indian tribe said on Saturday the legal campaign to stop the tribe from purging its citizenship rolls of non-Indians will continue despite the dismissal of a lawsuit against the tribe.
Vacco, ex-Attorney General, Defends Former Bloomberg Consultant
Dennis Vacco, a former state attorney general, is representing John F. Haggerty Jr., a campaign consultant accused of stealing $1 million from the mayor.
Who will be the next county attorney?
MANATEE -- County commissioners are already thinking about how to replace long-time county attorney Tedd N. Williams Jr., who is slated to retire next spring.
Attorney shuffle sparks dispute among officials
WOODSTOCK – Sheriff Keith Nygren is questioning why an assistant state’s attorney is being removed from a case where a political enemy is seeking a special prosecutor to investigate him.
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: 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.
US hikers' lawyer prevented from leaving Iran
Lawyer Masoud Shafii who represented the now free US hikers held for two years in Iran on espionage and illegal entry charges was barred from leaving the country on Sunday, a source close to the case told AFP.
U.S. hikers' lawyer prevented from leaving Iran
Lawyer Masoud Shafii who represented the now free U.S. hikers held for two years in Iran on espionage and illegal entry charges was barred from leaving the country on Sunday, a source close to the case told AFP.
Lawyer: Who says Chin Peng is?
A lawyer who represented former secretary-general of the Communist Party of Malaya Chin Peng has denied that the veteran fighter is in a coma. Chan Kok Keong said that the rumours that Chin Peng, whose real name is Ong Boon Hua, is incorrect.
Lawyer for U.S. Hikers Prevented From Leaving Iran
TEHRAN – The lawyer who represented the now-free U.S. hikers held for two years in Iran on espionage and illegal entry charges was barred from leaving the country Sunday, according to a source close to the case.
U.S. hikers' lawyer prevented from leaving Iran
Lawyer Masoud Shafii who represented the now free U.S. hikers held for two years in Iran on espionage and illegal entry charges was barred from leaving the country on Sunday, a source close to the case told AFP.
Attorney general candidates voice priorities
JACKSON - Jim Hood says his priority will be continuing to combat cyber crimes, such as child pornography and identity theft, if re-elected this November. His opponent, Steve Simpson, said one of his first actions will be to join the lawsuit against the national health care law.
Attorney general candidates voice priorities
JACKSON - Jim Hood says his priority will be continuing to combat cyber crimes, such as child pornography and identity theft, if re-elected this November. His opponent, Steve Simpson, said one of his first actions will be to join the lawsuit against the national health care law.
Lawyer says UAE political activists mistreated in jail
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Five political activists on trial in the United Arab Emirates on charges of insulting the country's leaders refused to attend a court hearing Sunday, alleging mistreatment, a defense attorney said.
Driver plows truck into Orleans District Attorney's office, flees
WWLTV.com with reporting by Monica Hernandez NEW ORLEANS – A pickup truck slammed through the glass doors at the main entrance of the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s office Sunday before the driver fled the scene, according to police. A witness flagged down an officer just before 1 p.m. to say that a turquoise Ford truck had hit the building at 619 S. White, just behind the Criminal Court ...
Indiana attorney general says he won't make civil unions an issue in lawsuits
Indiana attorney general says he won't make civil unions an issue in lawsuits CHICAGO — Indiana's attorney general said he will not be the one to pick a fight over the rights of a Chicago woman who...
Attorney general candidates voice priorities
JACKSON - Jim Hood says his priority will be continuing to combat cyber crimes, such as child pornography and identity theft, if re-elected this November. His opponent, Steve Simpson, said one of his first actions will be to join the lawsuit against the national health care law.
Former Yukos Lawyer Vasily Aleksanyan Dies
Vasily G. Aleksanyan, a Yukos executive and lawyer who was swept up in the politically-tinged prosecution of the Yukos oil empire, died at his home in Moscow on Monday, news outlets reported.
Lawyer Is Barred From Leaving Iran
The Iranian lawyer for two American hikers who were released in September and repatriated after spending more than two years in a Tehran prison has been barred from leaving Iran.
Attorney-General fights to keep serial pedophile behind bars
A serial pedophile who targets young boys should not be released from custody because he will reoffend, lawyers for Queensland's attorney-general have told a court.
In Texas, County Attorney Found Guilty in Retaliation Case
A West Texas county attorney has been found guilty of retaliating against two whistle-blowing nurses who anonymously reported a doctor to state medical regulators.
Tougher BofA Mortgage Settlement Terms Were Opposed by BlackRock Attorney
The lawyer who helped craft a proposed $8.5 billion settlement with Bank of America Corp. (BAC) over soured mortgages urged some of her biggest bondholder clients to oppose a more aggressive stance set forth by a rival attorney.
Lawyer will spend 10 days in jail
AUGUSTA -- A lawyer will spend 10 days behind bars for failing to file and pay state taxes for six years running.
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.
Baldwin County District Attorney awarded federal grant for technology improvements
BAY MINETTE, Ala. – The Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office has been awarded a federal Department of Justice grant to improve technology.
New Hampshire DWI Lawyer Attorney Hynes Publishes Two Books
Attorney Dan Hynes the N.H. DWI Guy has released two books on drunk driving laws in New Hampshire. One book is a 300 page manual for lawyers, the other for people accused of DWI.Nashua, New Hampshire (PRWEB) October 03, 2011 Dan Hynes, a DWI Lawyer in New Hampshire, has recently published the book "Drunk Driving & Drugged Driving Defense in New Hampshire". This 300 page DWI Manual is a how-to ...
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.
Bahrain lawyer: 14 sentenced to life in slaying
A Bahraini lawyer says 14 people have been sentenced to life in prison by a security court for the killing of a Pakistani man during anti-government unrest.
Lawyer debuts fashion line
PARIS — Launching a luxury fashion label could seem like a bizarre career choice for a lawyer who at the tender age of 25 helped his native South Africa heal the wounds of apartheid.
Bahrain Lawyer: 14 Sentenced to Life in Slaying
Bahrain lawyer and officials say court sentences 14 people to life in unrest slaying
Bahrain lawyer: Court sentences 14 to life in slaying
A Bahraini lawyer says 14 people have been sentenced to life in prison by a security court for the killing of a Pakistani man during anti-government unrest.
Attorney general candidates voice priorities
JACKSON - Jim Hood says his priority will be continuing to combat cyber crimes, such as child pornography and identity theft, if re-elected this November. His opponent, Steve Simpson, said one of his first actions will be to join the lawsuit against the national health care law.
Bahrain lawyer: 14 sentenced to life in slaying
(10-03) 03:19 PDT MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- A security court in Bahrain sentenced 14 people to life in prison Monday in the killing of a Pakistani man during unrest between backers of the country's Sunni rulers and...
Lawyer sheds light on Buendia bond appeal
One local criminal lawyer has shed some light on the bond revocation for Matthew Buendia, the man accused of shooting a Hillsborough County sheriff's deputy.