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Tanzania: Victims' Lawyer Talks of Selective IDP-Camp Visits
Lawyer for victims of post-election violence Morris Anyah accused Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta of making selective visits to camps for the displaced.
Truck slams New Orleans district attorney's office
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Orleans Parish district attorney's office is the victim of a hit and run.
Lawyer throws down challenge in people smuggler case
THE lawful right of refugees to come to Australia will be tested in the state's highest court as part of a challenge to Australia's people smuggling laws.
Americans' lawyer barred from leaving Iran
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The defense lawyer for two Americans released by Iran after more than two years in jail on spying charges has been barred from leaving the country, a judiciary official told the ISNA news agency on Monday.
Lawyer throws down challenge in people smuggler case
THE lawful right of refugees to come to Australia will be tested in the state's highest court as part of a challenge to Australia's people smuggling laws.
Lawyer Snapshot: Missy Davenport
Family: My husband, Jeff, is an Assistant State Attorney in Jacksonville. Pets: I have one very sweet cat, Gabby, and we are thinking about adding a dog to our family.
Attorney: It's Time For JCPS Litigation To End
An attorney who successfully challenged Jefferson County Public Schools student assignment plan at the Kentucky Court of Appeals said its time to stop the court battles.
Iran court likely to revoke pastor's death sentence: lawyer
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme court is likely to revoke the death sentence passed on a Christian pastor for apostasy, his lawyer said on Monday.
Local attorney retires from National Guard
National Guard Lt. Col. Chuck Bourque, a pilot and Houma attorney, retired from the National Guard on Friday.
Convicted Ohio lawyer suspended from law practice
The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended a lawyer convicted in New York of helping to drive an automotive-chemical company to bankruptcy and looting millions of dollars.
Maine lawyer sentenced for tax evasion
A 58-year-old Maine lawyer is going to jail for 10 days for failing to pay state income taxes for six years.
Attorney for suspended Ohio State players says NCAA has questions about 1 player’s eligibility
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The lawyer for four Ohio State players set to return from suspensions this week for accepting cash and free tattoos says the NCAA is questioning the eligibility of one of the players. Larry James, who represents tailback Daniel Herron, wide receiver DeVier Posey, left tackle Mike Adams and defensive end Solomon Thomas, told The Associated Press on Monday that “probably we’re ...
New attorney OK'd in Niles sexting case; teen's request to withdraw plea on hold
NILES -- A Niles teenager accused of participating in a plot to extort sex from an underage girl may not be required to testify against his co-defendants after all.
Attorney says supension may be extended
The lawyer for four Ohio State players set to return from suspensions this week for accepting cash and free tattoos said Monday that the NCAA is questioning the eligibility of one of the players — and may extend his suspension.
Lawyer: Ohio St. player's eligibility questioned
The lawyer for four Ohio State players set to return from suspensions this week for accepting cash and free tattoos said Monday that the NCAA is questioning the eligibility of one of the players -- and may extend his suspension.
Lawyer: Barbara Sheehan Had No Choice But To Kill Her Husband
Barbara Sheehan, accused of shooting her husband to death with his police-issued gun, was an expert in his violent, disturbing behavior after 17 years of marriage and knew he was becoming more dangerous, her attorney said today.
TVA coal ash attorney questions plaintiff expert
An attorney for the Tennessee Valley Authority has questioned the credibility of a civil engineer who has testified as an expert for plaintiffs at the utility's ash spill trial.
Attorney Asks Separate Trials For Pair Charged In Pastor's Murder Ripper Says Henry, Barnes Blaming Each Other
A defense attorney is asking for separate trials in the case in which two people are charged in the slaying of a minister at his Glenwood home last Oct. 10.
Attorney General: Law Allowed Esty To Intervene In 'Smart Meters' Proceedings
HARTFORD — Daniel C. Esty, the state's energy and environment commissioner, broke no law by intervening to halt the review of a multimillion-dollar application from Connecticut Light & Power to install "smart meters," Attorney General George Jepsen said Monday.
Lawyer charged with embezzling Dh80,000
DUBAI — An Indian lawyer faced a misappropriation charge in the Court of First Instance on Monday as he is accused of pocketing more than Dh80,000 from the advocacy and legal consultancy office where he worked.
Attorney General: Esty Acted Properly When Intervening In 'Smart Meters' Proceedings
HARTFORD — Daniel C. Esty, the state's energy and environment commissioner, broke no regulation by intervening to halt the review of a multimillion-dollar application from Connecticut Light & Power to install "smart meters," Attorney General George Jepsen said Monday.
Attorney General: Esty Acted Properly When Intervening In 'Smart Meters' Proceedings
HARTFORD — Daniel C. Esty, the state's energy and environment commissioner, broke no regulation by intervening to halt the review of a multimillion-dollar application from Connecticut Light & Power to install "smart meters," Attorney General George Jepsen said Monday.
Arroyo lawyer blasts 2007 poll fraud whistleblower
MANILA, Philippines - Former First Gentleman Jose Miguel "Mike" Arroyo's lawyer on Monday lashed out at former Maguindanao provincial administrator Norie Unas who claimed that the former first couple were directly involved in the 2007 senatorial race election fraud.
Texas County Attorney Convicted Of Retaliating Against 2 Nurses
A county attorney in West Texas was convicted Monday of retaliating against two whistle-blowing nurses.
Former Edgewater Hospital owner, lawyer charged with perjury, obstruction
A lawyer and former owner of the shuttered Edgewater Hospital were charged in connection with efforts by the government and its bank to collect $188 million in proceeds which allegedly resulted in the hospital's closure, Department of Justice officials said today.
Attorney-Gen on select committee Video Surveillance report
Attorney-General statement on select committee report on Video Camera Surveillance (Temporary Measures) Bill Attorney-General Christopher Finlayson today welcomed the Justice and Electoral Select Committee's report to Parliament recommending the Video ...
Lawyer says pastor death verdict likely to be revoked
Reuters/Tehran Iran’s Supreme Court is likely to revoke the death sentence passed on a Christian pastor for apostasy, his lawyer said yesterday.
TVA Coal Ash Attorney Questions Plaintiff Expert
An attorney for the Tennessee Valley Authority has questioned the credibility of a civil engineer who has testified as an expert for plaintiffs at the utility's ash spill trial.
District Attorney Gives Middle School Students Reality Check
FAST FACTS: Shelby County District Attorney spoke to hundreds of middle school aged kids The students at Bon Line Middle School learned about being punished as an adult. The hope is to prevent crime starting at the middle school age.
Connecticut attorney general upholds environmental agency decision to suspend CL&P smart meter plan
HARTFORD — Attorney General George Jepsen has upheld the decision of the new state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to request suspension of proceedings on the issue of smart meters.
Former Tuscaloosa attorney sentenced to three months in federal prison
Former attorney was charged with withholding and concealing information on a crime that involved a law clerk in her office using credit cards of an elderly client.
Cortes' attorney releases statement on judge's ruling
Anthony Tsontakis, the election law attorney who represents Cortes released the following statement after the judge's ruling.
Fort Myers attorney pleads guilty to wire fraud
United States Attorney Robert E. O'Neill announces that John E. Evans, III, 31, of Fort Myers, pled guilty to one count of wire fraud. Evans faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison.
Drawing the Line on Lawyer Fees
Lawyer and founder of MyLawsuit.com Michele Colucci hopes her start-up will change the way people find an attorney and how much is paid in referral fees. At the start of her career as an attorney, Michele Colucci spent a couple of years in Los Angeles working for a large law firm, but found that Big Law wasn’t for her. After a stint as the owner and operator of a small chain of retail stores in ...
Indicted Bayou La Batre mayor not guilty of federal charges, attorney says
An attorney for Stan Wright said today that the Bayou La Batre mayor publicly disclosed ownership in a parcel of land before it was sold to the city for a Hurricane Katrina recovery housing project.
Charlotte attorney continues fight against uptown Knights ballpark
Charlotte attorney Jerry Reese is filing his sixth legal challenge against the Charlotte Knights' planned but long-delayed ballpark project in uptown's Third Ward. His challenge will ask the court or the county to terminate an amended lease as well as the original lease from 2008.
Former Las Vegas Attorney Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Charges
Former attorney Lawrence Davidson pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday and decided against fighting the government's effort to keep him behind bars while he faces a series of criminal charges, including several tied to his disappearance five years
Attorney details example of breakdown at Chancery Court
Monday, Shelby County Chancery Court began accepting applications for a new Clerk and Master, even as the FBI investigates why $1.1 million is missing from the court.
Pitman sworn in as U.S. attorney
share: digg facebook twitter Confirmed by the U.S. Senate last week, Robert Pitman was sworn in Monday in Austin as the new U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas. Pitman, a native of Fort Worth, obtained his law degree in 1988 from the University of Texas School of Law after which he practiced in the Austin office of the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski before joining the U.S. Attorney ...
District attorney weighs in on woman's murder investigation in McDuffie Co.
The autopsy of recently murdered mother Jennifer Kitchens Wells has begun in Atlanta, but the evidence-collecting process could still take weeks in the case overall. News 12 speaks with District Attorney Dennis Sanders about the case.
Attorney: SF Police Coerced Fisher's Confession
An attorney for a SF man convicted of killing a 16-month-old in 2008 says his confession was coerced by police.
TVA coal ash attorney questions plaintiff expert
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for the Tennessee Valley Authority has questioned the credibility of a civil engineer who has testified as an expert for plaintiffs at the utility's ash spill trial.
Victims' advocate joins county attorney's office
The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office has tapped a longtime crime victims’ rights advocate for its office who has a personal connection that adds to his passion for the job.
Lawyer 'optimistic' death sentence for Iran Christian will be quashed
IRAN'S supreme court is likely to revoke the death sentence passed on a Christian pastor for apostasy, his lawyer has said.
Lawyer calls on JCPS to halt legal appeals after overturning student-assignment plan
He's twice beaten Jefferson County Public Schools in a court of law, now Louisville lawyer Teddy Gordon is calling on the district to accept a new challenge — stop the litigation so children can attend their neighborhoods schools.
Connecticut attorney general upholds environmental agency decision to suspend CL&P smart meter plan
HARTFORD — Attorney General George Jepsen has upheld the decision of the new state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection to request suspension of proceedings on the issue of smart meters.
Lawyer: No need for PM to testify
KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak and wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor do not have any relevance or materials to assist the court in Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial, the High Court was told.
MT Attorney General addresses ATF memo regarding medical marijuana users
Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock is asking the U.S. Department of Justice not to pursue criminal prosecutions against Montanans who might be threatened by a recent letter written by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).
Winkler County attorney convicted of retaliation
share: digg facebook twitter Scott Tidwell faces up to 10 years in prison in the punishment phase of his trial, which began shortly after jurors returned their verdict. Tidwell was convicted of retaliating against nurses Anne Mitchell and Vickilyn Galle, who complained to state regulators in 2009 that Dr. Rolando Arafiles Jr. used herbal remedies and attempted to use hospital supplies to perform ...
State attorney Angela Corey giving many 3 percent raises
Jacksonville’s top prosecutor is giving raises to try to stem a flow of attorneys out of her office. With about 20 prosecutors having quit in the past nine months, State Attorney Angela Corey wants “to raise pay and hold on to experience,” said Mike Weinstein, a senior member of Corey’s staff. About a dozen lawyers resigning each year is normal, he said. A glut of vacancies — almost 50 of the ...