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Genocide detainee Mladic in hospital: lawyer
BELGRADE (Reuters) - Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic, awaiting trial in The Hague, has been admitted to hospital suffering from pneumonia, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
York attorney fatally shot, girlfriend charged
York Police are investigating the deadly shooting of a well-known attorney Monday night at his home. His girlfriend has been charged with murder.
Airline Attack Suspect Relying on Lawyer in Court
Man charged in Detroit airline attack relies on lawyer with 'commanding presence' to help him
Attorney: $400,000 from Pitt Co. will settle claim
An attorney is seeking $400,000 from Pitt County to settle a wrongful death claim in the case of a former sheriff's deputy found negligent in her husband's death.
York Attorney Shot to Death, Girlfriend Arrested
YORK, S.C. (AP) -- A York attorney has been shot to death at his home and police have arrested a woman they say was his live-in girlfriend. Police say 44-year-old Michael Howe was found dead in a bathroom in his home around 10:30 p.m. Monday.
Attorney: $400,000 from Pitt Co. will settle claim
An attorney is seeking $400,000 from Pitt County to settle a wrongful death claim in the case of a former sheriff's deputy found negligent in her husband's death.
Defense lawyer recuses self, may be witness in John Edwards case
RALEIGH, N.C. - Wade Smith, the courtly Raleigh lawyer known by many as the dean of the defense bar, is bowing...
Lawyer slams 'half-expert'
The credibility of an accident reconstruction expert testifying in the Jub Jub trial has been questioned.
Attorney Files Appeal Notice Over Ark. Hate Crimes
An attorney for an Arkansas man convicted of federal hate crimes has formally said he will appeal his client's sentence and conviction.
Attorney warns Saugatuck Township negotiated terrible deal with billionaire developer of Singapore Dunes
“It would make the property ‘an island’ outside the control of the township," he says.
County attorney willing to take pay cut
BROOKSVILLE The sudden death of Assistant County Attorney Jeff Kirk prompted county commissioners Tuesday to postpone discussion of their lead attorney's contract until their Oct. 25 meeting.
Abdulmutallab lawyer fails to censor "bomb"
Judge in trial of accused "underwear bomber" rejects attorney's motion to ban prosecutors from saying "bomb" or "explosive"
Nigeria: Zamfara Attorney General Faults Amputation Judgement
Zamfara State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Alhaji Muhammad Garba Gajam yesterday picked holes in the recent amputation sentence on two cattle thieves by a Shari'ah Court in the state, saying the judge acted outside his powers.
Attorney: $400,000 from Pitt Co. will settle claim
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An attorney is seeking $400,000 from Pitt County to settle a wrongful death claim in the case of a former sheriff's deputy found negligent in her husband's death.
York attorney shot to death, girlfriend arrested
A York attorney has been shot to death at his home and police have arrested a woman they say was his live-in girlfriend.
Attorney joins Colonial Williamsburg trustees
WILLIAMSBURG – Colonial Williamsburg's Board of Trustees has elected Leslie Anne Miller to serve as a trustee. Miller is an attorney in private practice specializing in alternate dispute resolution.
Attorney General: Beach Blvd. Automotive put GPS on cars, repossessed them illegally
Nearly 80 consumers reported the used car dealership placed GPS tracking devices on cars without proper consent and illegally required buyers to purchase credit life insurance, among other complaints.
Attorney General opposes housing benefits conditional on IDF service
Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein opposes the Trajtenberg committee recommendation to make housing benefits conditional on IDF or National Service. The Trajtenberg committee recommends offering discounts on apartment prices and rent subsidies in its chapter on the provision of affordable housing.
Attorney: West Palm teen focus of FBI investigation of bomb-making chemicals
Attorney: West Palm teen focus of FBI investigation of bomb-making chemicals
Lawyer: Vegas priest gambling led to church theft
A lawyer for a Roman Catholic priest who admits siphoning $650,000 from his Las Vegas parish's bank accounts says the priest is trying to recover from a compulsive gambling addiction.
Thomas Greenwald: Finding a Family Law Attorney
If you have a need for a family law attorney, chances are you are under a tremendous amount of stress, and the process of finding the right attorney can be overwhelming.
Cameron refuses new probe of Catholic lawyer's death
The family of a high-profile Catholic lawyer murdered during the conflict in Northern Ireland walked out on a meeting with British Prime Minister David Cameron Tuesday after he refused to order a public inquiry into the controversial killing.
Matthew Buendia's attorney: 'Horrors of war never left'
By Jessica Vander Velde, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, October 11, 2011 TAMPA — The man accused of shooting a Hillsborough deputy three times last month now has a private attorney who will represent him this afternoon on a bond issue. Matthew Buendia, 24, is accused of wounding Deputy Lyonelle De Veaux on Sept. 30. She was shot twice in the leg and once in the shoulder. In an e-mail statement to ...
Lawyer asks judge to release US man held in Aruba in missing tourist case
ORANJESTAD, Aruba — A lawyer for a U.S. man detained in Aruba in the presumed death of his travel companion has filed an appeal for his release. Aruban attorney Michael Lopez says he asked a court to immediately release Gary Giordano. Lopez said in a statement Tuesday he asked for the court to at least free his client pending any trial. Read full article >>
Casey Anthony attorney subject of Bar complaints
The attorney who represented Casey Anthony is the subject of two complaints to the Florida Bar stemming from the case.
Time for Attorney General Holder to resign over Fast and Furious gun scandal?
Here’s my question to you: Is it time for Attorney General Eric Holder to resign over the Fast and Furious gun scandal? Tune in to the Situation Room at 5pm to see if Jack reads your answer on air. And, we love to know where you’re writing from, so please include your city and state [...]
Anthony attorney subject of complaints
The attorney who represented Casey Anthony is the subject of two complaints to the Florida Bar stemming from the case.
Chatham attorney reprimanded for misconduct
Attorney Peter Farber has avoided a license suspension, but he did not escape a reprimand from the court. However, he said he intends to file suit to clear his name.
Lawyer seeks to have charges against logger dismissed in snowmobiler’s death case
QUEENSBURY -- The defense lawyer for a Lake Luzerne logger who is accused of criminally negligent homicide for allegedly causing the death of a snowmobiler has asked a judge to throw out the charges as the case heads to trial.
Lawyer: Vegas priest gambling led to church theft
A Roman Catholic priest who acknowledged siphoning $650,000 from the bank accounts of his Las Vegas parish is trying to recover from a compulsive gambling addiction, his lawyer said.
Lawyer says Las Vegas priest who admitted stealing $650,000 from church was compulsive gambler
LAS VEGAS — A Roman Catholic priest who acknowledged siphoning $650,000 from the bank accounts of his Las Vegas parish is trying to recover from a compulsive gambling addiction, his lawyer said. Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe said he took the money over eight years from gift store funds, votive candle donations and the church mission. Read full article >>
ATTORNEY GENERAL ANNOUNCES TERROR ARREST, ACCUSES IRAN OF STATE-SPONSORED PLOT
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the government has disrupted a plot to kill the Saudi Arabian Ambassador to the United States organized by elements of the Iranian government.
Lawyer leaves John Edwards' defense team
RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A lawyer has left former U.S. Sen. John Edwards' defense team after questions about a conversation he had with a key figure in the case, a report says.
Tough Measures Face Lawyer Defending Himself Against Murder
The story of a former drug gang lawyer representing himself against a murder charge is interesting enough. But as jury selection began, some reporters have been exploring another wrinkle: the implications of tight security measures on his ability to argue his case.
Conrad Murray trial: Detective questioned on propofol bottle
A defense attorney representing Dr. Conrad Murray on Tuesday questioned a Los Angeles Police Department detective about the agency’s early investigation into the death of Michael Jackson.
Attorney seeks release of man held in Aruba disappearance
The attorney for Gary Giordano has petitioned a court in Aruba demanding the immediate release of the detained American.
Lawyer: Las Vegas priest gambling led to church theft
A lawyer for a Roman Catholic priest who admits siphoning $650,000 from his Las Vegas parish's bank accounts says the priest is trying to recover from a compulsive gambling addiction.
Attorney General Koster gets court order against Joplin landlord
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorney General Chris Koster says a Joplin landlord has been ordered to reimburse tenants whose rent was increased after a devastating tornado.
Nashville lawyer Alfred Knight dies at 74
Alfred Knight, a prominent Nashville lawyer who represented The Tennessean and argued a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, died Monday night. He was 74.
Lawyer: Doc not fit for trial in hepatitis case
A defense lawyer says that the ailing doctor who owned a southern Nevada endoscopy clinic isn't fit to stand trial on felony charges stemming from a 2008 hepatitis outbreak, despite...
Video: Attorney General Eric Holder: U.S. terror plot foiled
Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday said the FBI and DEA thwarted a terror plot linked to Iran. Holder said the threat called for the assassination of the Saudi U.S. ambassador and other attacks.
U.S. Attorney Rose recommended for federal judgeship
Stephanie M. Rose, the U.S attorney for the Northern District of Iowa in Cedar Rapids, has been recommended to fill a vacancy on the federal District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. Sen. Tom Harkin recommended Rose as well as Karen Romano, am Iowa trial judge and former Polk County prosecutor, and Mary Tabor, [...]
Rand reconsiders pot-shop study after L.A. city attorney complains
Rand Corp. announced Tuesday that it has removed a study on crime and medical marijuana dispensaries from its website while it reviews the conclusions. The decision came almost three weeks after the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office criticized the report and demanded it be retracted immediately.
Lawyer: Las Vegas priest gambling led to church theft
Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe is seen in an undated photo in Las Vegas. McAuliffe, a Roman Catholic priest who acknowledged siphoning $650,000 from the bank accounts of his Las Vegas parish, is trying to recover from a compulsive gambling addiction, his lawyer said.
Former Will County State’s Attorney Tomczak pleads guilty in deer culling arrest
Former Will County State’s Attorney Jeff Tomczak agreed to pay a $400 fine Tuesday for being caught in Messenger Woods after hours in March.In exchange, prosecutors tossed two other tickets that said he interfered with a forest preserve deer culling program while in the woods. Tomczak and his attorney, Gerald Kielian, said after Tuesday’s hearing they just wanted to resolve the case.“It just ...
Attorney for double murder suspect wants charges dismissed
The attorney for a Florence County man, charged with killing his estranged wife and her mother, wants the case against him dismissed.
Report: OSU pays players' lawyer $142,000
The Ohio State Lantern is reporting that the university has paid a Columbus law firm nearly $142,000 to represent players during recent NCAA investigations into the eligibility of several Buckeyes athletes. The student newspaper reports that the firm of Crabbe, Brown and James LLP has been paid $141,814.30 as of mid-September.
Attorney asks for dismissal of request for deposition of Waller's father
Clay Waller's attorney in the state case is asking a judge to deny a prosecutor's petition that would allow a deposition from Waller's father into evidence.
Former Will County State’s Attorney Tomczak pleads guilty in deer culling spat
Former Will County State’s Attorney Jeff Tomczak agreed to pay a $400 fine Tuesday for being caught in Messenger Woods after hours in March.In exchange, prosecutors tossed two other tickets that said he interfered with a forest preserve deer culling program while in the park. Tomczak and his attorney, Gerald Kielian, said after Tuesday’s hearing they just wanted to resolve the case.“It just ...
Attorney General Sues Beach Blouevard Automotive
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A recent state lawsuit claims Beach Boulevard Automotive engaged in deceptive business practices.