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Marijuana, Inc. (HEMP.PK) Retains Eric Littman as Securities Attorney
LAS VEGAS, NV-- - Marijuana, Inc. announced today the retention of Eric P. Littman, an attorney licensed to practice law in the state of Florida, to represent Marijuana, Inc. Mr. Littman graduated Cum ...
U.S. lawyer Bill Drayton poses for photographers after arriving in Oviedo
U.S. lawyer Bill Drayton poses for photographers after arriving in Oviedo, northern Spain, October 20, 2011. Drayton will be awarded with the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for International Cooperation at a ceremony on Friday in the Asturian capital. The Prince of Asturias Awards are held annually since 1981 to reward scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work done by ...
Stephen Nodine may face murder prosection, as Attorney General's Office takes over case
Former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine will be prosecuted by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, led by retired Baldwin District Attorney David Whetstone, who said he was prepared to prosecute Nodine for murder, the charge on which the defendant was indicted last year.
Attorney: Schwander didn't stab Carly
TRAVERSE CITY — Multiple stab wounds in Carly Lewis' body were caused by police as they probed for her remains in a large sand pile, a defense attorney contends.
Lawyer for polygamist challenges Texas conviction
share: digg facebook twitter AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A polygamist group member has raised jurisdiction questions to appeal his Texas child sex assault conviction in a so-called "spiritual marriage." The Austin American-Statesman ( (link) q3SlTI ) reports Jessop attorney Clinton Broden argued prosecutors never proved the sexual encounter happened in Texas.
Ex-lawyer accused of home sales fraud
A FORMER lawyer is accused of trying to sell up to 25 properties from under the noses of unwitting homeowners and banks.
Lawyer seeks $735,000 in fees in stripper case
DETROIT (AP) - A lawyer who represents the children of a slain exotic dancer in a civil lawsuit wants more than $735,000 in legal fees and expenses from Detroit and its former chief lawyer.
Lawyer Seeks $735,000 in Fees in Stripper Case
Norman Yatooma filed the request Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit.
Lawyer: Woman accused of cutting out fetus may plead insanity
A Milwaukee woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and cutting out her full-term fetus in the hopes of raising the child as her own might plead insanity, one of her lawyers says.
With new attorney, Harvey Updyke case gets pushed back to next year
Harvey Updyke listens while his former attorney Glennon Threatt (left) speaks to reporters outside the Lee County Justice Center earlier this year (Auburn Bureau File Photo/Evan Woodbery).
Lawyer in mini-putt slaying speaks up
The lawyer representing three young men charged with killing a Collingwood man during a game of mini-putt made a brief appearance in court in Barrie on Wednesday.[...]
Attorney argues civil case against Kane coroner should be dismissed
GENEVA - The attorney representing Kane County Coroner Chuck West argued Wednesday that a harassment suit filed by one his employees should be dismissed.West has been charged with felony official misconduct for allegedly allowing two of his employees to take a TV from the home of a dead Carpentersville man in 2007. In a civil lawsuit, deputy chief coroner Loren Carrera said West harassed and ...
Attorney urges judge to drop civil case against Kane coroner
GENEVA — The attorney representing Kane County Coroner Chuck West argued Wednesday that a harassment suit filed by one his employees should be dismissed.West has been charged with felony official misconduct, accused of allowing two of his employees to take a TV from the home of a dead Carpentersville man in 2007. In a civil lawsuit, deputy chief coroner Loren Carrera said West harassed and ...
Attorney: Teen to plead guilty in death of girl
ELKTON, Ky. - The attorney for an 18-year-old charged with killing his adopted sister says his client will plead guilty, but is unsure how long he will spend in prison.
K. Rouge genocide defendant unfit for trial: lawyer
The only female Khmer Rouge leader charged with genocide at Cambodia's UN-backed war crimes court has dementia and should not have to go on trial, her lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer: Case against Russian 'spy' based on a joke
Lawyers defending a woman accused of being a Russian spy have mocked the British government's case against her as one based on a joke.
Lawyer for Russian woman accused of spying: case against her is based on a joke
LONDON — Lawyers defending a woman accused of being a Russian spy have mocked the British government’s case against her as one based on a joke. Britain is seeking to deport 26-year-old Ekaterina Zatuliveter, a former parliamentary researcher, saying she targeted her lawmaker employer and passed information to Russian intelligence. Read full article >>
Attorney General subpoenas Upstate Telecommunications Corporation
The New York State Attorney General has subpoenaed the Upstate Telecommunications Corporation...
Lawyer: Case against Russian 'spy' based on a joke
Lawyers defending a woman accused of being a Russian spy have mocked the British government's case against her as one based on a joke.
Lawyer: Khmer Rouge Defendant Unfit for Trial
79-year-old defendant, former Khmer Rouge social affairs minister Ieng Thirith, is said to have dementia
Michael S. Riley Announces: Lawsuit Against California Attorney General Kamala Harris Continues; California Attorney ...
LOS ANGELES, CA-- - In a series of hearings occurring in Florida and California, federal and state courts ruled that a lawsuit filed against California Attorney General Kamala Harris will continue. Former ...
Attorney: Deputies Assaulted Bipolar, Diabetic Inmate After Meds Denied
New allegations of abuse in Los Angeles County jails surfaced Thursday as part of an federal investigation into charges of deputy brutality and other misconduct.
Lawyer: Case Against Russian 'Spy' Based on a Joke
Lawyer for Russian woman accused of spying: case against her is based on a joke
Elmhurst attorney accused of stealing from client scheduled for status hearing Monday
Elmhurst attorney Earl Wilcek was charged with theft in September for allegedly taking between $100,000 and $500,000 from a client's estate between January 2008 and June 2010, according to court documents filed by DuPage County prosecutors.
Attorney urges judge to drop civil case against Kane coroner
GENEVA — The attorney representing Kane County Coroner Chuck West argued Wednesday that a harassment suit filed by one his employees should be dismissed.West has been charged with felony official misconduct for allegedly allowing two of his employees to take a TV from the home of a dead Carpentersville man in 2007. In a civil lawsuit, deputy chief coroner Loren Carrera said West harassed and ...
Wilmington city attorney stepping down after first of new year
WILMINGTON | Wilmington City Attorney Carolyn Johnson is leaving her position for a job in Charlotte.
OCL presents attorney Weiss on immigration law
Attorney Daniel Weiss, a specialist in US citizenship & immigraiton law will speak at 3 library branches: Toms River; Lakewood; and Stafford. Free and open to the public.
Attorney Norman Paxton remembered for his loyalty to Fort Pierce
FORT PIERCE — Fort Pierce attorney Norman L. Paxton will be remembered for his kindness, his quiet leadership and his loyalty to his adopted city, Fort Pierce.
State attorney general takes over Nodine case
FOLEY, Alabama — Former Baldwin County district attorney David Whetstone has been asked by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to serve as lead prosecutor in the Steve Nodine case.
Attorney General Subpoenas UTC
Rochester, N.Y. - The investigation into the local development corporation is prompted by a state comptroller audit showing possible bid-rigging.
Attorney Norman Paxton remembered for his loyalty to Fort Pierce
FORT PIERCE — Fort Pierce attorney Norman L. Paxton will be remembered for his kindness, his quiet leadership and his loyalty to his adopted city, Fort Pierce.
Attorney: ‘Vague’ DUI law unconstitutional
ST. CHARLES TOWNSHIP — When the state’s highest court ruled last spring that a driver testing positive for any amount of illegal drugs can be charged with aggravated driving under the influence, Kane County prosecutors quickly reindicted Alia Bernard in crash that killed a St. Charles couple.On Thursday, Bernard’s attorney told Kane County Judge Allen Anderson that the law is unconstitutional ...
Parliament, not police, responsible for isolating prostitutes: VPD lawyer
VANCOUVER - A lawyer for the Vancouver Police Department says the force initiated a decades-long campaign to move sex workers to the city's darkest, dirtiest streets because that's exactly what Parliament intended when it drafted this country's prostitution laws.
John Singleton's lawyer fires back at Paramount
LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Producer John Singleton's lawyer, Martin Singer, is slamming Paramount's claim as to why it didn't finance two John Singleton films, per its deal to distribute "Hustle & Flow."
Q&A with Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens
When former Cobb County Commission Chairman Sam Olens walked in the door in January as Georgia’s new attorney general, he was like a homeowner moving into an old house that had been sealed up.
Threats made against District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro
WWLTV.com NEW ORLEANS -- Law enforcement officials informed District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro that unspecified threats have been made against him, according to the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office.  The office has no comment on action taken in regard to the threat or specific details about the threat. "In these trying times, the citizens of New Orleans should rest assured that the ...
Seth Uphoff Enters Livingston Co. State's Attorney Race
A Peoria County Assistant State's Attorney is attempting to make a move home. Seth Uphoff served five years under former Peoria County State's Attorney Kevin Lyons.
Contra Costa prosecutor accused of rape could be charged again
State Attorney General's office considering options. Some experts say Michael Gressett cannot be recharged, but others note complex legal issues involved
Attorney calls ‘vague’ DUI law unconstitutional
ST. CHARLES TWP. — When the state’s highest court ruled last spring that a driver testing positive for any amount of illegal drugs can be charged with aggravated driving under the influence, Kane County prosecutors quickly reindicted Alia Bernard in crash that killed a St. Charles couple.On Thursday, Bernard’s attorney told Kane County Judge Allen Anderson that the law is unconstitutional ...
Enviro lawyer seeks $750k in fireworks case
Attorney Marco Gonzalez is asking the city to pay $756,000 in fees related to litigation over July 4th fireworks.
Attorney: Body not needed to prove Chandler woman's death
Rick Valentini is accused of killing his girlfriend Jamie Laiaddee. Police have yet to find the body.
BofA Said to Get California Attorney General’s Mortgage Subpoena
Bank of America Corp. (BAC) received a subpoena from California’s attorney general seeking information related to the packaging and sale of mortgage-backed securities, a person familiar with the matter said.
California attorney general says feds should show restraint in medical marijuana crackdown
SAN FRANCISCO — Federal prosecutors should be careful not to overreach in their crackdown on California’s pot dispensaries, even though there are ambiguities in the state’s medical marijuana laws, the state attorney general said Thursday. The law passed 15 years ago by California voters has ambiguities that must be resolved either by the state Legislature or the courts, state Attorney General ...
Burum attorney to court: dismiss all counts
The attorney representing Rancho Cucamonga developer Jeff Burum is asking a state appeals court to dismiss the remaining criminal charges against his client, who prosecutors charged in a sweeping county corruption probe.
Illinois Attorney General's Office is investigating possible violation of state's Open Meetings Act
The Illinois Attorney General's Office is investigating whether the Marshall County Board violated the state's Open Meetings Act last week.
State Attorney General Orders Investigation Into Breast Cancer Charity Campaigns
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is calling for the Charities Bureau to investigate campaigns that claim consumers' purchases will actually support breast cancer charities
State Attorney General Orders Investigation Into Breast Cancer Charity Campaigns
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is calling for the Charities Bureau to investigate campaigns that claim consumers' purchases will actually support breast cancer charities
Tampa lawyer watches history unfold in Libya
By Emily Nipps, Times Staff Writer Thursday, October 20, 2011 Sally Woodward woke up Thursday to the sound of gunfire. She had grown used to the sound after four days in Tripoli, where rebels fired guns every night at sundown. But at 1 p.m., this was unusual. She looked outside her window on the seventh floor of the Corintha Hotel and saw traffic jams of honking cars with people sitting on the ...
Santa Paula city attorney to receive performance evaluation
Santa Paula City Attorney Karl Berger will be given a performance evaluation by the Santa Paula City Council when it meets behind closed doors on Monday.
Obama administration pulls references to Islam from terror training materials, official says
Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Cole confirmed on Wednesday that the Obama administration was pulling back all training materials used for the law enforcement and national security communities, in order to eliminate all references to Islam that some Muslim groups have claimed are offensive.