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Assistant county attorney in Hernando dies
BROOKSVILLE — Geoffrey "Jeff'' Kirk, one of Hernando County's assistant county attorneys since 2003, died suddenly over the weekend.
FIRST ON WITN: Pollard Family Attorney Seeks $400,000 From Pitt County
The attorney for the family of Stacey Pollard is asking Pitt County commissioners to settle a potential lawsuit against the county even before it's filed.
Man cold cocked by 'lawyer'
A would-be lawyer allegedly sucker punched a man on University Avenue early Wednesday morning after the victim had asked the suspect if he'd sell a couple of cigarettes.
Report: Demi consults divorce attorney
LONDON, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Hollywood actress Demi Moore has consulted a divorce lawyer amid allegations Ashton Kutcher, her husband of six years, recently cheated on her.
Lawyer Snapshot: Niels Murphy
Family: Wife, Lynne, and 3 young rascals – Connor (11), Jake (9) and Tyler (2). Pets: 3 animals - see above.
Man cold cocked by 'lawyer'
A would-be lawyer allegedly sucker punched a man on University Avenue early Wednesday morning after the victim had asked the suspect if he'd sell a couple of cigarettes.
Lawyer Advertising: Introducing the 'Asian Columbo'
I see your MyBaldLawyer.com and raise you an Asian Columbo! As BaldLawyer Chandler Mason illustrated last week, there is rarely a shortage of amusement in the world of lawyer advertising. The subject of today's dose of off-beat lawyer advertising: John Kim, a.k.a. the "Asian Columbo." According to a John Kim press release last month, Kim created a video to show "an animated side of himself" that ...
Lawyer Telychenko: Tymoshenko verdict could be cancelled by higher court
Lawyer Valentyna Telychenko has assumed that the Higher Specialized Court on civil and criminal cases would hold a new hearing on the gas case against former Ukrainian Premier Yulia Tymoshenko after it cancels rulings of the first instance court and the court of appeals.
Pollard Family Attorney Seeks Cash Settlement
PITT COUNTY Pollard family attorney David Sutton asked in a letter for Pitt County to pay Barbara Pollard a sum of $400,000 in the settlement of a lawsuit that hasn't even been filed yet.
Chicago attorney reflects on running her first marathon in Finland
There were many first-timers among the tens of thousands of runners who took part in Sunday's Chicago Marathon. Chicago attorney Brenda Russell knew what that was like: She did her first–-and so far, only–-marathon just last year. For Russell, it was a bit of a present to herself for her 50th birthday. And, it was quite the adventure too--it took her to the other side of the globe. Eight Forty ...
Miss. attorney general prepares civil suit against beef plant
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has asked a federal court to turn over grand jury records from the U.S. government's investigation into the now-defunct Yalobusha County beef plant as he prepares for a civil lawsuit.
Lawyer bought farm for RM300,000
SHAH ALAM: The alleged killing farm in Tanjung Sepat was bought by lawyer N. Pathmanabhan for RM300,000.
Defense lawyer will not help Edwards at trial
A key member of the legal team defending John Edwards against campaign finance charges will not represent the former Democratic presidential candidate at his upcoming trial following questions about a potential conflict of interest.
Lawyer Wade Smith will not defend John Edwards at trial after prosecutors question conflict
RALEIGH, N.C. — A key member of the legal team defending John Edwards against campaign finance charges will not represent the former Democratic presidential candidate at his upcoming trial following questions about a potential conflict of interest. A motion filed by federal prosecutors says Raleigh defense lawyer Wade Smith will withdraw. The move comes after prosecutors questioned whether Smith ...
Lawyer's license suspended over slurs
CHICAGO, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- A Chicago attorney who used homophobic and offensive language to describe other lawyers has agreed to a temporary suspension of his license, officials said.
Local attorney arrested on suspicion of DWI
A local attorney has been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated following a Sunday night crash in West El Paso.
Charles E. Gray, attorney who founded St. Louis firm, dies
In 1946, Mr. Gray founded the St. Louis law firm now known as Gray, Ritter and Graham PC.
Attorney says non-board members may not vote on superintendent search
The Lafayette Parish School Board was informed Monday by its attorney that non-board members will not be permitted to vote as members of a committee formed to recommend finalists in the system's search for a new superintendent.
East Hampton Town's Airport Attorney Will Discuss Federal Grants And Noise Tuesday
The attorney advising East Hampton Town on its airport will give a presentation to the Town Board on Tuesday outlining the rules governing airports that receive federal grants and the town’s options for managing aircraft noise, Councilman Dominick Stanzione said on Monday.
Attorney objects to metal detectors in Capitol
A former Wisconsin attorney general who fought the state when it put metal detectors at the entrances of the state Capitol earlier this year says she would also object if they are reinstalled once concealed weapons are...
Airline attack suspect relying on lawyer in court
The man on trial for a failed attempt to blow up a Detroit-bound plane with a bomb in his underwear is acting as his own lawyer. But Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab (OO'-mahr fah-ROOK' ahb-DOOL'-moo-TAH'-lahb) is relying on an experienced attorney to work the courtroom.
Lawyer loses hard drive with patient records
Attorney represents physicians from St. Joseph Medical Center Malpractice attorney represents physicians from St. Joseph Medical Center
Assistant County Attorney Jeff Kirk dies
BROOKSVILLE Geoffrey "Jeff" Kirk, an assistant Hernando County attorney and former judicial candidate, died over the weekend, his office announced Monday.
Attorney Objects To Metal Detectors In State Capitol
A former Wisconsin attorney general who fought the state when it put metal detectors at the entrances of the state Capitol earlier this year said she would also object if they are reinstalled once concealed weapons are legalized.
Chicago Attorney Suspended For Repeated Antigay Slurs
A Chicago attorney who repeatedly used homophobic terms and offensive language to describe other lawyers has been suspended.
Attorney remembered as humanitarian, advocate of children
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Friends of Thomas McJunkin praised his love of family and community after the city attorney died Saturday of cancer. McJunkin, 62, had worked at Jackson Kelly for 20 years, specializing in b...
Attorney general seeks to intervene in FOI lawsuit
LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Dustin McDaniel today filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit that resulted in a ruling that portions of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act are unconstitutional.
Airline Attack Suspect Relying on Lawyer in Court
Man charged in Detroit airline attack relies on lawyer with 'commanding presence' to help him
Attorney objects to metal detectors in Capitol
A former Wisconsin attorney general says she would also object if they are reinstalled once concealed weapons are legalized.
Attorney General Gansler Honored for Fighting Identity Theft at C3 Conference
BALTIMORE, MD - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler received the LifeLock Ultimate Award at the 10th...
Pricey Pumps the Price for Lawyer’s Advice to ID Scammers
More than 100 people, including a New York attorney, have been indicted in what is being termed the largest identity theft case ever prosecuted in the United States. The ring allegedly involved corrupt insiders at banks, stores and restaurants stealing customer data, as well as a lawyer who received shoes in payment for her advice to the criminals.
Assistant State Attorney Dean Plattner dies unexpectedly
Plattner, 53, had a cold last week and called in sick to work on Friday, State Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Samantha Syoen said. He died of an apparent heart attack.Plattner had worked at the State Attorney’s Office for about three decades, Syoen said. He was an integral part of many high-profile cases.
Pollard attorney wants $400,000 from Pitt County
GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) - The attorney for the family of Stacey Pollard wants to settle a potential lawsuit against the county before it's filed.
Feds won't pursue Title IX civil rights complaint against Oregon schools, says attorney
The attorney representing more than 50 school districts in Oregon tells his clients that the U.S. Office of Civil Rights has notified him it will not pursue complaints that girls were not given equal opportunity as boys to play sports.
Leading Syrian lawyer urges protesters to avoid violence
Syrian lawyer Razan Zaitouna has been forced into hiding, her family members detained and her fellow activists jailed, killed or forced to flee the country for their pro-democracy activities.
Hernando Assistant County Attorney Geoffrey "Jeff" Kirk dies at 52
The Hernando County assistant county attorney died while on vacation.
Report: Demi reportedly consulting divorce lawyer about Ashton Kutcher
Demi Moore has consulted a divorce lawyer amid allegations Ashton Kutcher, her husband of six years, recently cheated on her.
Attorney: Free Vet Caught With Gun at Court
Francois Brown, 39, suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and deserves to get mental health help at the Miami Veteran's Hospital, attorney Stephen Alan Melnick reportedly argued in court. Photo Credit: Broward Sheriff's Office
Edwards lawyer leaves defense team
Wade Smith, the courtly Raleigh lawyer known by many as the dean of the defense bar, is bowing out of the criminal case against John Edwards.
Attorney says 'Miscalculations' led to shooting death at Prior Avenue party
Early on the morning of Sept. 25, 2010, Aaron Joseph Morrow should not have picked up a gun at the St. Paul house where he lived with his mother.
District attorney's office investigates South San ISD athletic funds
share: digg facebook twitter Nearly a dozen employees of the South San Antonio Independent School District, including the interim superintendent, were subpoenaed Monday by a grand jury investigating allegations of missing district athletic funds, a district spokesman said. The board hired an outside auditor after hearing allegations that the athletics department was paying some workers in cash ...
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 for driver says victims at fault
Two men who confronted a driver in a parking lot outside a Boy Scout awards dinner are to blame for being struck and injured, the driver’s attorney told a jury Monday.
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.
Man charged in Detroit airline attack relies on lawyer with ‘commanding presence’ to help him
DETROIT — An attorney defending a man accused in a failed plot to bring down a U.S.-bound jetliner faces a tough task pecking away at the government’s evidence in a case where the suspect was captured in a snap. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, charged with trying to turn an underwear bomb into a weapon of mass destruction, is acting as his own lawyer. But in practice, the young Nigerian is relying on ...
Lawyer: Mladic treated for suspected pneumonia
One of Ratko Mladic's lawyers says the former Bosnian Serb military chief has been hospitalized in the Netherlands with suspected pneumonia.
Lawyer: former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic hospitalized with suspected pneumonia
THE HAGUE, Netherlands — One of Ratko Mladic’s lawyers says the former Bosnian Serb military chief has been hospitalized in the Netherlands with suspected pneumonia. A spokeswoman for the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal, where 69-year-old Mladic is detained while waiting to be tried on charges including genocide, had no immediate comment. Read full article >>
Lawyer Announces Expansion and Consumer Search Help
The Law Office of Sharif Abaza has announced that it is expanding into the counties of Montgomery, Chester and Delaware, Penn. Along with this expansion, Abaza has also announced an initiative to help those seeking a criminal defense lawyer in Pennsylvania to find one more easily online.Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 The Law Office of Sharif Abaza has announced that it is expanding into ...
Attorney from Marks Clare & Richards, LLC Wins Landmark Nebraska Supreme Court Decision
Family law attorney Tyler Block of the Omaha law firm of Marks Clare & Richards, LLC won a landmark decision in the Nebraska Supreme Court. This is a seminal case involving child custody and same-sex parentsLincoln, Nebraska (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 An attorney from the Omaha law firm of Marks Clare & Richards, Tyler Block, won a landmark decision in Nebraska when the state Supreme Court held ...
Augustus Hutting: Lawyer fought to serve the public
Former Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Augustus Hutting spent 35 years championing victims of often brutal crimes and prosecuting some of the county's most prominent murder cases before his retirement in July.