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Lawyer: Doc not fit for Vegas hepatitis case trial
The ailing former physician-owner of a southern Nevada endoscopy clinic at the center of a hepatitis outbreak isn't fit to stand trial on felony charges, despite findings by state medical personnel, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Steve Powell hires attorney in voyeurism case
Steve Powell hires attorney in voyeurism case By melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Published Oct 11, 2011 03:33PM MDT The father-in-law of missing West Valley City mother Susan Powell has an attorney to represent him in his voyeurism and pornography case. Documents filed in Pierce County Superior Court in Tacoma, Wash., show Steve Powell has hired Tacoma attorney Mark T. Quigley to represent ...
Fugitive NY Lawyer Charged In Immigration Fraud
A suspended New York lawyer who allegedly fled to Canada five years ago was on Tuesday night accused of running a massive immigration fraud scheme.
Ex-Marine's attorney: 'Horrors of war never left'
By Jessica Vander Velde, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, October 11, 2011 TAMPA — The ex-Marine's attorney didn't talk of post-traumatic stress disorder. He didn't mention Matthew Buendia had killed others while serving in the military, or that friends of his had died. Attorney Mark O'Brien simply told the judge on Tuesday that Buendia's family wants him to stay in jail. He's mentally ill and is a ...
Mississippi Attorney General Cracks Down on Child Support
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Lawyer: First Toyota case to go to trial in 2013
A lawyer says a case against Toyota Motor Corp. that was dismissed by a federal judge in California last month has been refiled and will be the first to reach trial out of hundreds of sudden acceleration complaints.
Attorney says reason for bomb making materials is innocent
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. -- Several days after the FBI searched a home at Ibis Golf and Country Club, we are finding out more about the dangerous chemicals they found and what they were being used for. The FBI and the county's bomb squad searched a...
Richmond city attorney stepping down
Randy Riddle saw city through Chevron retrofit, Point Molate debates
Attorney: Hiker didn't know who Steve Fossett was when he found ID
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A hiker in rugged eastern California found items possibly belonging to adventurer Steve Fossett, who vanished on a solo flight more than a year ago, authorities said Wednesday.
Brinkmeier Seeks Third Term as Carroll County State’s Attorney
Carroll County State’s Attorney Scott Brinkmeier announces his intention to seek reelection to the position he has held since 2000. A career prosecutor, Brinkmeier has over 18 years of prosecutorial experience.
Attorney involved in Watergate represented El Monte Transit Village developers in deposition
EL MONTE - A convicted Watergate conspirator represented failed El Monte developers in legal proceedings earlier this year.
Report: Buckeyes pay players' lawyer $142K
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.
Attorney General Sues Beach Boulevard Automotive
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A recent state lawsuit claims Beach Boulevard Automotive engaged in deceptive business practices.
Former Beach lawyer in court on fraud charges
NORFOLK A jury is being asked to decide whether a former Virginia Beach lawyer stole more than $400,000 from the estate of a deceased client or whether the client intended for him to have the money.
New York lawyer charged with running immigration fraud mill
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York attorney was arrested in Canada on Tuesday on charges that he ran an "immigration fraud mill" that filed tens of thousands of bogus U.S. immigration applications, U.S. prosecutors said.
On witness stand, district attorney denies using phrase 'malcontent'
District Attorney Greg Totten testified that he never uses the word "malcontent" to described employees in his office who complain about discrimination or other problems in the office. "It is not a term that I use. I don't believe I used the term," he told jurors.
LAWYER URGES SWIFT PROBE VS PG SCHOOL BRASS
By Rodney Jaleco, ABS-CBN North America Bureau October 11, 2011 WASHINGTON D.C.–Lawyers for some of the displaced Filipino teachers in Prince George’s county are urging Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to investigate public school officials who allegedly received gifts and favors from recruiters in the Philippines. “We learned that money by way of commissions was involved,” [...]
Attorney general defends $15K campaign donation
Attorney General Gary King says money raised to retire his 2010 campaign debt isn't covered by newly imposed caps on political contributions.
Lawyer to chair health board
Lawyer to chair health board
Retired lawyer Benjamin Frank to chair Palm Beach County health board
Retired lawyer Benjamin Frank to chair Palm Beach County health board
Attorney: Bomber prepared for death
As Northwest Airlines Flight 253 approached United States airspace on Christmas Day 2009, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the passenger in window seat 19A, began his final preparations for death, a federal prosecutor said at the opening of the Nigerian defendant's terrorism trial here on Tuesday.
Through spokesman, Romney nudges attorney general toward the door
HANOVER, N.H. — Closing the loop on what ABC News called a “testy exchange” Monday afternoon, Mitt Romney’s camp answered a question after Tuesday night’s economic debate that the former Massachusetts governor dodged — at length — in Hooksett, N.H., the day before.
Greenville attorney suspended from practicing law
A Greenville attorney and prominent civil rights activist has been suspended from practicing law after the South Carolina Supreme Court said she improperly billed clients, provided incompetent representation, didn't keep sufficient financial records and f
LAWYER SWITCH BRINGS QUESTIONS
Culpeper County Revenue Commissioner Terry Yowell has effectively fired County Attorney Roy Thorpe from handling her office's cases and retained a Richmond lawyer to deal with pending and future legal matters. Thorpe made that announcement yesterday while giving the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee a report on a recently concluded trial in which he defended Yowell in a personal property tax ...
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 General: Beach Blvd. Automotive put GPS on cars, repossessed them illegally
The Florida attorney general has filed a complaint against a longtime Jacksonville used car dealer, alleging a list of unfair and deceptive practices.
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.
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 for murder victims' families blasts police
The lawyer for the families of the victims of serial killer Robert Pickton blasted police Tuesday for their failure to catch the killer sooner.
Attorney In Meth Smuggling Case Asks Judge To Move Trial
Defense attorney Douglas Earl says his client James Handzus can’t get a fair trial because the publicity is implanted in people’s minds.
A Sad Day for Lawyer Rosli Dahlan when the Justice was blind
October 12, 2011 A Sad Day for Lawyer Rosli Dahlan when the Justice was blind by Din Merican I had a lunch appointment with my young friend, Lawyer Rosli Dahlan yesterday. There was a lot that I wanted to catch up with him. I have not seen him for a while to the point that [...]
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.
Richmond city attorney to step down from post
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) — The Richmond city attorney says he is leaving his position early next year. The Oakland Tribune reports that attorney Randy Riddle will step down to go back working full time with his partners at the Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai law firm in San Francisco. Riddle became the Richmond city attorney in 2008 after the city's last full time city attorney left in 2007. Riddle ...
Attorney demands charges vs NYPD official
The lawyer for a woman pepper sprayed last month during the Wall Street protest is demanding that the Manhattan district attorney prosecute an NYPD deputy inspector on an assault charge.
Greenville lawyer suspended by SC Supreme Court
The South Carolina Supreme Court suspended a Greenville lawyer after the court said she sent incorrect bills and represented clients poorly, among other claims.
TVA attorney says no proof negligence caused spill
An attorney for the Tennessee Valley Authority said Wednesday that negligence did not cause the massive 2008 coal ash spill during a closing argument after an opposing asked a judge to hold the nation's largest public utility liable for the disaster.
Yarmouth lawyer facing professional conduct hearing
A Yarmouth lawyer who handled transactions in an alleged case of mortgage fraud is facing a disciplinary hearing into his professional conduct.
Lawyer offered to buy closed church
A lawyer for the parishioners of Mater Dolorosa church has offered to buy the building, while the Diocese has filed suit to remove protestors who have been holding a months-long vigil inside.
Saginaw murder suspect's attorney wants ShotSpotter evidence barred from trial
The attorney defending Donte R. Houston, charged with murder in the eventual death of 71-year-old Elizabeth Taybron, has asked a judge to bar evidence from the Saginaw Police Department’s ShotSpotter gunfire detective system during the suspect’s trial.
Attorney: Airline attack suspect to plead guilty
The attorney for a Nigerian charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane for al-Qaida says the man will plead guilty.
Attorney: Airline Attack Suspect to Plead Guilty
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's attorney told the court Wednesday that he wants to plead guilty.
Report: OSU pays players' lawyer $142,000
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) —
Lawyer federation urges debate to end death penalty
The Japan Federation of Bar Associations has come out in opposition to the death penalty, urging the government last week to immediately start public debate on its abolition and in the meantime suspend executions. "The death penalty is an inhumane punishment as it claims precious life, and it robs those convicted of the potential to rehabilitate," the federation said in a declaration adopted at ...
UK plans probe into 1989 killing of Belfast lawyer
Britain offered a public apology Wednesday over its forces' murky role in the 1989 killing of a Belfast lawyer and pledged to publish a report into the extent of police and army involvement in the attack.
Britain apologizes for 1989 killing of Belfast lawyer, plans report on state’s role in attack
DUBLIN — Britain offered a public apology Wednesday over its forces’ murky role in the 1989 killing of a Belfast lawyer and pledged to publish a report into the extent of police and army involvement in the attack. The government appointed a leading human rights lawyer to review a mountain of secret evidence into the slaying of Patrick Finucane. The investigator, Desmond da Silva, is supposed to ...
Attorney General Holder subpoenaed for documents in ATF "Gunwalker" Fast and Furious case
Subpoena seeks documents that the Justice Department hasn't provided voluntarily over the past months
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi Addresses Stroock Forum
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi spoke today at a breakfast forum hosted by Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, a national law firm with offices in New York, Miami and Los Angeles.
Attorney General's office launches open meeting law lookup feature for website
In an effort to provide greater transparency and access to the office’s decisions, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today that all of the Division of Open Government’s Open Meeting Law (OML) determinations will now be available through an interactive online database.  The Open Meeting Law Determination Lookup is a new feature on the AG’s website and is part of a comprehensive effort by ...
U.S Attorney: Violent Crime Initiative Has 'Significant Results'
The U.S. attorney's office says a violent crime initiative has produced significant results in southern Indiana.
Attorney General's office launches open meeting law lookup feature for website
In an effort to provide greater transparency and access to the office’s decisions, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today that all of the Division of Open Government’s Open Meeting Law (OML) determinations will now be available through an interactive online database.  The Open Meeting Law Determination Lookup is a new feature on the AG’s website and is part of a comprehensive effort by ...