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Attorney in Oconee zoning lawsuit awaiting responses
Attorney says option could be filing for default judgment
Missing Baby Lisa: Attorney Questions 'Massive, Public' Search
An attorney for the family of missing 11-month-old Lisa Irwin questioned the motivations in the search of the family home.
Attorney general joins move to ban phone customer 'cramming'
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson joined other states Monday in petitioning the Federal Communications Commission to ban unauthorized third-party billing on telephone bills for services consumers did not order or want.
Third Contender Enters Race for State's Attorney
First assistant state's attorney Jane Foster announced today she plans to run for the office of state's attorney in 2012. She says there would be some changes in the office.
Wisconsin Assembly bill would limit attorney fee judgments
Republicans in the Legislature are trying to pass a bill to cap attorney fees that can be awarded in response to a case in which a firm owned by a GOP donor had to pay more than $150,000 in legal costs.
Midyette hearing: Attorney defends his performance, backs claims of spousal abuse
That her original attorney provided ineffective counsel is a key claim in Molly Midyette's request for a new trial in the death of her 10-week-old son at the hands of her ex-husband.
Lawyer: State overlooked key data
Concord Officer accused of fighting another The attorney for Officer Mark Jordan, who says he was wrongfully suspended last year for getting into a fight with another state prison guard, argued yesterday that the state investigation overlooked key details benefiting his client. Attorney Chuck Douglas presented a statement from Corrections Officer Roger Provost recounting a conversation he had ...
Attorney: Carjacking had been staged to get cash
A California man was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for his role in a Fruita carjacking, which was described by the man’s attorney as a ruse gone awry. German Martinez-Rivera, 33, of Fontana, Calif., may have been part of an elaborate plot to steal cash from a drug cartel, attorneys said during a sentencing hearing.
Lawyer: Pieloch unaware of taxes
The businessman is fighting a felony charge over a truck registered in South Dakota.
New lawyer given to accused killer
GOSHEN — A Newburgh man charged in the beating death of his girlfriend's 4-year-old son has been assigned a new lawyer.
Attorney general: Protect donations during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
SAN FRANCISCO – California Attorney General Kamala Harris has issued a consumer alert with tips on how Californians can make safe, informed donations this October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Immig attorney is slain
A lawyer who was president of an immigrant advocacy group was discovered slain in her Queens apartment, cops said yesterday.Yasmeen Rabbani, 54, was found by her son at around 9:35 p.m. Sunday lying near the kitchen in her home on 91st Avenue in Woodhaven. She had been...
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.
Weston's lawyer: Looking into competency issues
THE ATTORNEY for Linda Ann Weston said yesterday that he might seek to have his client's mental competency investigated. George Yacoubian told reporters after a brief court status hearing - during which a Dec. 19 preliminary hearing date was set for Weston and her three co-defendants - that he had visited Weston in prison and that "overall, she's fatigued; she appears to be in relatively good ...
Attorney asks for bond reduction
An attorney representing a Salina pastor who faces sex charges said he had more than 30 letters of reference from friends and family and asked Monday that Birger Draget's bond be reduced.
Disbarred lawyer faces charges
MARBLEHEAD — A former high-profile defense attorney, disbarred six years ago over a series of ethical violations, has been charged with illegally practicing law and taking money from at least two men on Martha's Vineyard to represent them in court.
Butt's lawyer claims lack of evidence
Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif face charges of conspiracy to cheat in the spot fixing trial.
Lawyer: Pieloch unaware of taxes
The businessman is fighting a felony charge over a truck registered in South Dakota.
Attorney Sentenced 5 Years in Prison
"This week we will first mull over it because the decision is not yet made."
Attorney general recovers $6M in Medicaid case
JACKSON — The Mississippi attorney general's office says it has recovered $6 million from three pharmaceutical companies that misreported the price of prescription drugs for Medicaid patients.
Imprisoned attorney facing sex-abuse charge
A former southwestern Illinois attorney already imprisoned on a federal drug conviction is accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy.
Competency may be an issue for woman charged in cellar case, lawyer says
An attorney for Linda Ann Weston said he expected to ask a judge to determine if Weston is mentally competent to stand trial for allegedly chaining four adults in a Tacony cellar and stealing their benefit checks.
Attorney general recovers $6M in Medicaid case
JACKSON — The Mississippi attorney general's office says it has recovered $6 million from three pharmaceutical companies that misreported the price of prescription drugs for Medicaid patients.
Butt not complicit to no-balls - lawyer
The lawyer of Salman Butt told a jury on Tuesday that his client did not need to be in on the fix for pre-determined no-balls to have been delivered in the Lord's Test last year
Lawyer: Canadian among Bahrain unrest convictions
A defense lawyer in Bahrain says 13 people, including a Kuwaiti-born Canadian, have been sentenced to jail terms for links to anti-government protests and unrest in the Gulf kingdom.
Program to discuss living wills, powers of attorney
The Davidson County Department of Senior Services' Senior Dynamics program and attorney David Inabinett of Brinkley Walser, PLLC will offer a free educational seminar on living wills, powers of attorney and health care powers of attorney.
Lawyer: Bizarre Circumstances Surround Beheading
A defense lawyer says a man charged in the death of a 59-year-old Jackson woman whose beheaded body was found in her apartment likely didn't understand what happened.
Winnipeg lawyer disbarred
A veteran Winnipeg lawyer has been disbarred after a routine audit uncovered a case of major malpractice where he duped a client so his own family could cash in on their misfortune.
Lawyer: Bizarre circumstances surround beheading
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A defense lawyer says a man charged in the death of a 59-year-old Jackson woman whose beheaded body was found in her apartment likely didn't understand what happened.
Hagerstown Attorney Consents To Disbarment
A Hagerstown attorney has agreed to be disbarred after a state commission found that he diverted $82,000 in client funds for personal use.
Jeffrey Pyne lawyer: There's no finer than man accused of killing mother
A judge today refused to set bond for the 21-year-old Highland Township man accused of bludgeoning his mother to death in May.
Attorney: Judge finalizes Milian-Dream divorce
A judge has finalized singer Christina Milian (MIL'-ee-ahn)'s divorce from singer-songwriter-producer The-Dream.
Baton Rouge, LA Attorney Rhett Spano Negotiates Favorable Plea Bargain in Difficult Drug Trafficking Case
Baton Rouge criminal defense attorney Rhett Spano successfully negotiated a favorable plea bargain for a Texas client charged with possession with the intent to distribute five pounds of cocaine. With his client facing up to 60 years in prison, Attorney Rhett Spano successfully negotiated a short jail sentence of four years and 10 months with participation in a work release programBaton Rouge ...
Veteran Winnipeg lawyer disbarred
A veteran Winnipeg lawyer has been disbarred after a routine audit uncovered a case of major malpractice where he duped a client so his own family could cash in on their misfortune.
Lawyer Urges Voter Caution On Food Tax
Local attorney Josh Bugeja said Fort Smith voters should be “cautious” when deciding if they could trust that the Fort Smith Board of Directors wouldn’t unilaterally increase a 1 percent prepared-food
Imprisoned Illinois attorney facing sex-abuse charge
EDWARDSVILLE — A former southwestern Illinois attorney already imprisoned on a federal drug conviction is accused of sexually abusing a teenage boy.
Lawyer: Gas Station Video May Offer New Clues in Baby Lisa Case
Police haven't released any new information about the search for Lisa Irwin. But, there is a new focus on surveillance video from a gas station near the family home. A lawyer for the parents of Lisa Irwin says this could be the key to solving the case.
Houston’s County Will Ask Texas Attorney General to Investigate Suing MERS
The Texas county that includes Houston will ask the state attorney general to investigate suing Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems Inc. over unpaid filing fees on behalf of all the counties in Texas, an official said.
Washington County attorney will review Stillwater's bridge donation
The state auditor's office says the city of Stillwater made an improper $80,000 donation of tax increment financing funds and is in noncompliance because it did not turn the money over to Washington County.
APNewsBreak: Texas DA offered leniency for cash
The district attorney in a Texas county with a well-known drug-trafficking route repeatedly allowed suspected drug runners and money launderers to receive light sentences — or escape criminal charges altogether — if they forfeited their cash to prosecutors.
APNewsBreak: Texas district attorney offered leniency to suspects if they forfeited cash
CENTER, Texas — The district attorney in a Texas county with a well-known drug-trafficking route repeatedly allowed suspected drug runners and money launderers to receive light sentences — or escape criminal charges altogether — if they forfeited their cash to prosecutors. As a result, authorities collected more than $800,000 in less than a year using a practice that essentially let suspects buy ...
Attorney: Missing Missouri girl's family is 'stumped'
An attorney representing the family of a missing Missouri 11-month-old said the girl's parents are "stumped" as to what happened to her, but are "an open book" for investigators.
Lawyer: Carlos the Jackal on hunger strike
A lawyer for Carlos the Jackal says the Cold War-era criminal mastermind is on a hunger strike to protest being held in isolation.
Ohio attorney general sues University Heights home repair company
The suit against Family Paving & Cement alleges the company violated state consumer laws by, among other things, taking deposits and failing to do the work or doing shoddy work.
Lawyer tries to track down clients
The lawyer representing two people charged with mischief and accused of moving into someone else's home and claiming it as their own asked the Ontario Court of Justice for a new court date Tuesday. "Can I have a couple weeks to find them," defence lawyer Ian McLean asked Justice J.G.[...]
County attorney gets new three-year contract
BROOKSVILLE The much-delayed discussion of County Attorney Garth Coller's contract came to a head Tuesday and the result is a three-year pact.
Lawyer: Gas Station Video May Offer New Clues in Baby Lisa Case
Police haven't released any new information about the search for Lisa Irwin. But, there is a new focus on surveillance video from a gas station near the family home. A lawyer for the parents of Lisa Irwin says this could be the key to solving the case.
Attorney General Jack Conway Visits Greenwood High School
Attorney General Jack Conway visited Greenwood High School on Tuesday to discuss the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
"Doomed from birth" killer should be spared death: lawyer
NEW HAVEN, Conn (Reuters) - Joshua Komisarjevsky was "doomed from birth," his lawyer on Tuesday told a jury that convicted him of a murderous home invasion and will now decide whether he should be punished with the death penalty.
Dontae Morris attorney likens Hillsborough jail to Guantanamo
By Jessica Vander Velde, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, October 25, 2011 TAMPA — Dontae Morris' attorney is once again fighting for his client's visitation privileges, this time likening Morris' jailhouse isolation to the treatment of Guantanamo Bay prisoners. Morris should be presumed innocent and treated humanely despite the emotionally charged case against him, attorney Byron Hileman wrote in a ...