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Attorney: Susan Hendricks Has Brain Damage
The attorney, family and friends of a quadruple murder suspect say she has debilitating mental problems.
County Attorney seeks University Hospital merger records
Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell has asked University Hospital's operator for records about the proposed merger with two other companies, saying the public has many questions about it. More coverage on hospital merger
Lawyer for family of missing baby postpones news conference
KANSAS CITY — The lawyer for the family of a missing Kansas City baby has postponed a news conference because the family and people working on their behalf are "exhausted." Cyndy Short, attorney for Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, said in an emailed statement that she is postponing all appointments in Kansas City for Thursday and Friday until next week. Short's office on Wednesday announced ...
Family's lawyer postpones news conference
The lawyer for the family of a missing Kansas City baby has postponed a news conference because the family and people working on their behalf are "exhausted."
Lawyer's truck set ablaze in Cotabato
COTABATO CITY, Philippines – A vehicle belonging to a lawyer was torched by unidentified men in Barangay Kisante, in the town of Makilala, North Cotabato.
Newt Gingrich Credits Lawyer for Keeping 2012 Campaign on Track
In the tough early days of Newt's campaign, Randy Evans kept him focused.
Lawyer with discipline history disbarred
An attorney with a history of disciplinary problems has been disbarred by the Kentucky Supreme Court.
Lawyer: Gadhafi family to file war crimes complaint against NATO
The family of deceased Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi will file a war crimes complaint against NATO with the International Criminal Court, a lawyer representing the family said Thursday.
Court Lets Lawyer's Suspension Stand
A 30-day suspension for a lawyer involved in the Detroit text-message scandal will stand after the Michigan Supreme Court refused to intervene.
Attorney defends Garden Plain coach arrested in sting
An attorney for Garden Plain High School football coach Todd Puetz — arrested this past weekend in a human trafficking sting — today gave a statement defending his client.
Suspension Stands For Lawyer In Detroit Text-Message Scandal
A 30-day suspension for a lawyer involved in the Detroit text-message scandal will stand after the Michigan Supreme Court refused to intervene ...
Disgraced lawyer Basharat Ditta who specialises in defending drug dealers bought cocaine from one of his clients
Basharat Ditta, 42, (pictured), was arrested at his home in Blackburn following a police surveillance operation into the activities of a suspected drug trafficker.
Attorney: Board entitled to perks
In spite of accusations from residents that Discovery Bay’s CSD directors hoodwinked the public when they voted to offer staff – which includes themselves – medical and health benefits, the town’s attorney said board members are legally entitled to participate in the compensation plan.
District attorney called to testify in DWI trial
share: digg facebook twitter District attorney called to testify in DWI trial HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 01:46 p.m., Thursday, October 27, 2011 A day after learning her office is the target of a grand jury investigation, Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos has ...
Prosecuting Attorney: Nothing unconstitutional in taking deposition in Waller case
Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle fights to get court to allow deposition of Clay Waller's Father. Swingle called Clay Waller a "Confessed murderer who was "lever enough to hide the body of his wife in a location we have yet to discover."
Senate approves limit on attorney fees in consumer cases
Senate Republicans voted Thursday to limit the attorney fees consumers can recover when they buy faulty vehicles or repair shops perform work without authorization.
Mortgage Registry MERS Sued by Delaware Attorney General
Merscorp Inc., the operator of a national mortgage registry used by banks, was sued by Delaware’s attorney general for allegedly using deceptive practices that hide information from borrowers.
Lawyer for Houston ISD contractor says trustee bribery allegations ‘absolutely not true’
The lawyer for a Stafford businessman accused of bribing Houston school board member Larry Marshall with a $25,000 check said Wednesday those charges are “absolutely not true.”
Lawyer disbarred for pot conviction
share: digg facebook twitter Lawyer disbarred for pot conviction Times Union Copyright 2011 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 03:55 p.m., Thursday, October 27, 2011 A state appeals court has disbarred a once-promising attorney convicted of conspiring to ship marijuana to the Capital Region from California ...
Dodgers lawyer: Stow shares blame in beating
he attorney for embattled Dodgers owner Frank McCourt filed a civil complaint against the two men charged in the Opening Day beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow in Los Angeles Superior Court last week, arguing that they should be held liable for the attack.
Attorney for hazed Walled Lake Western player speaks out
The attorney representing the family of the Walled Lake Western football player who was tied to a pole in an alleged hazing said the main focus needs to be to make sure his client has a healthy and productive high school career.
Attorney: Fresno car theft suspect has 'heavy-duty drug habit'
A man described by police as Fresno's No. 1 auto thief isn't a criminal mastermind, but an
Canadian lawyer 'honoured' to be shortlisted for international court's top job
Robert Petit, the Canadian Justice Department's top specialist on war crimes, said Thursday he's "honoured" to have been shortlisted to replace Luis Moreno-Ocampo as chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court — the top war-crimes tribunal.
Attorney For Washington Blvd. Flood Victims Seeks Public's Help
As the city of Pittsburgh works to prevent more flooding on Washington Boulevard, the families of the victims killed in an August flood hope to get more answers.
Swansea attorney to run for Appellate Court
SWANSEA - Attorney Judy Cates announced her candidacy Thursday to serve as judge in the Illinois 5th District Appellate Court.The vacancy was certified by the Illinois State Board of Elections as a result of the official notification that Justice James Donovan will retire at the end of his term...
Casey Anthony Attorney To Write Behind-The-Scenes Book
Defense attorney Cheney Mason, who represented Casey Anthony in her first-degree murder trial this summer, announced Thursday that he is penning a book to expose what went on behind the scenes of the controversial trial.
Attorney: Former NBA player Jose Ortiz will plead guilty to drug charges in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The attorney for former NBA player Jose Ortiz says his client will plead guilty to drug charges in Puerto Rico following an agreement with federal prosecutors. Hector Guzman Jr. filed a motion Thursday requesting a hearing so Ortiz can enter a new plea. Ortiz was arrested in June after federal agents seized 218 marijuana plants at his house along with 40 rounds of ...
Attorney: Ex-NBA player Jose Ortiz to plead guilty
The attorney for former NBA player Jose Ortiz says his client will plead guilty to drug charges in Puerto Rico following an agreement with federal prosecutors. Hector Guzman Jr. filed a motion Thursday requesting a hearing so Ortiz can enter a new plea. Ortiz was arrested in June after federal agents seized 218 marijuana plants at his house along with 40 rounds of ammunition.
Dodgers: Stow shares blame in attack
An attorney for Dodgers owner Frank McCourt has filed a civil complaint in an attempt to have blame for the beating of Giants fan Bryan Stow shifted away from the embattled owner and his franchise.
Dodgers attorney: Bryan Stow may share blame for beating
Bryan Stow may be partly responsible for attack, Dodger's attorney says STOW
Arizona panel to provide lawyer for Bundgaard case
The Arizona Senate Ethics Committee has reversed itself and will provide a lawyer to investigate and prosecute an ethics complaint against former Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard in a domestic violence incident.
Dodgers' attorney: Bryan Stow may be partly to blame for beating
An attorney for Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, defending the franchise against a lawsuit by San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow, predicted that a jury will place some of the blame on the brained-damaged victim of the vicious opening day beating.
Beau Biden, Delaware Attorney General, Sues Big Banks' Mortgage Registry
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden sued a private national mortgage registry on Thursday, citing a slew of deceptive trade practices that prevent homeowners from effectively fighting off foreclosure.
Pot felony ends in lawyer's disbarment
share: digg facebook twitter Pot felony ends in lawyer's disbarment Times Union Copyright 2011 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 07:54 p.m., Thursday, October 27, 2011 A state appeals court has disbarred a once-promising attorney convicted of conspiring to ship marijuana to the Capital Region from California ...
Dodgers’ Attorney Says Victim May Be Partially Responsible For Own Beating
The family of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow has filed suit against the Los Angeles Dodgers and their owner, Frank McCourt, after Stow was beaten in the parking lot at Dodgers Stadium and spent several months in a coma with a fractured skull. In response, McCourt and attorney Jerome Jackson filed a countersuit against the two men charged with beating Stow: Marvin Norwood and Louis Sanchez.
Luzerne County District Attorney's Race
For the past four years, Democrat Jackie Musto Carroll has been Luzerne County's District Attorney.
Lawyer: Gaddafi Family to File War Crimes Complaint Against NATO
TRIPOLI : The family of deceased Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi will file a war crimes complaint against NATO with the International Criminal Court, a lawyer representing the family said Thursday, CNN reported.
Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro presents case for removing criminal court judges
He accuses them of malfeasance and gross misconduct in five-page letter to state Attorney General Buddy Caldwell's office
Dodger Lawyer: Stow, Attackers Liable in Suit
Two men accused of brutally beating San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow in a Dodger Stadium parking lot on opening day should be held liable for potentially tens of millions of dollars in a family lawsuit, an attorney who represents the Los Angeles Dodgers and its owner said Thursday. Lawyer Jerome Jackson filed a cross-complaint last week that argues Marvin Norwood and Louis Sanchez - not the ...
Lawyer Opposing Health Law Is Familiar Face to the Justices
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Lawyer: Ex-NBA player Ortiz to plead guilty to drug charges
The attorney for former NBA player Jose Ortiz says his client will plead guilty to drug charges in Puerto Rico following an agreement with federal prosecutors.
MENIFEE: City attorney says resignation driven by law firm
Saying that sometimes change is a good thing, Menifee City Attorney Karen Feld made her final comments to the City Council on Thursday, two days after she submitted her letter of resignation.
Dodgers' lawyer suggests Bryan Stow deserves blame
An attorney representing the Dodgers and their owner, Frank McCourt, suggested Thursday that Giants fan Bryan Stow might bear some responsibility for the devastating attack that left him with serious brain damage. "One...
Lawyer: Coach a pillar of community
An attorney for Garden Plain High School football coach Todd Puetz — arrested this past weekend in a human trafficking sting — defended his client in a statement Thursday.
Holder’s days as attorney general may be numbered as resignation calls double overnight
Attorney General Eric Holder’s tenure in the Obama administration may be coming to an end. At least eight members of Congress have now called on Holder to resign over the growing Operation Fast and Furious scandal.
District Attorney warns of scam
The Nevada County District Attorney's office is warning local residents of a new scam. On Thursday, a senior citizen and resident of the Alta Sierra area was contacted on the phone by a man who said he represented the Federal Trade Commission, from Washington D.C.
Attorney: Former OSU, Ex-NBA player Jose Ortiz to plead guilty to drug charges
The attorney for former NBA player Jose Ortiz says his client will plead guilty to drug charges in Puerto Rico following an agreement with federal prosecutors.
Arroyo getting impatient with DOJ; 'she is not malingering,' says lawyer
The lawyer of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Friday urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to immediately decide on his client's application for a permit to leave the country for medical treatment abroad.
Shawna Nelson’s attorney bolsters claims of unfair murder trial
A Denver attorney appointed to represent convicted love-triangle murderer Shawna Nelson has added to the list of concerns about the fairness of her 2008 trial and has bolstered her request to start from scratch in the case.
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.