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Underwear bomber hands opening defense to US lawyer
A Nigerian man on trial on charges of trying to blow up a US-bound plane on Christmas Day 2009 has decided to let his defense counsel deliver opening remarks next week, court officials said.
Attorney says Farmer 'snapped' and destroyed pelicans
The attorney for a Minnesota farmer accused of destroying thousands of protected pelican chicks and eggs says the defendant "flipped out" because the birds were damaging his land.
Attorney representing stabbing suspect requests second autopsy
“It’s not a question of qualifications,” McDonnell said about the autopsy conducted by the medical examiner. “The medical examiner is not looking for what we’re looking for.”
Attorney asks for dismissal of rape charges against Oklahoma high school basketball coach
Tyrone Lamont Nash, 32, is charged with five counts of second-degree rape. A female student at Western Heights High School told police the two were having a sexual relationship for two years.
County attorney may learn job status
County attorney Garth Coller's future with Hernando County could be decided Tuesday when commissioners discuss whether to renew his contract or pare the legal office down to two attorneys and save money.
Patent Lawyer Demand Rises Following U.S. Legislative Overhaul
Patent attorneys, who typically have degrees in fields such as engineering as well as law, are in such demand that their specialty may account for more than 15 percent of law firm job openings while representing just 3 percent of U.S. lawyers.
Attorney: Farmer 'snapped' and destroyed pelicans
The attorney for a Minnesota farmer accused of destroying thousands of protected pelican chicks and eggs says the defendant "flipped out" because the birds were damaging his land.
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 plans for two men to testify
Ex-officers have filed for bankruptcy
Attorney: Stroke may have caused fatal accident that killed Fairbanks student
FAIRBANKS — A woman driving a vehicle that killed a University Park Elementary student may have been experiencing a stroke when she lost control of her vehicle, according to her defense attorney. F...
Lawyer at RCMP hearing accuses officer of lying
An RCMP lawyer at a cop-sex conduct hearing delivered an angry, shout-filled cross-examination of a female officer, yelling that she lied and accused her boss of rape in order to save her marriage.
Attorney inspired' to run for state insurance chief
BATON ROUGE — When hurricanes Katrina and Rita pushed trouble ashore for homeowners in 2005, Donald Hodge was working as a legal and social-service advocate at Catholic Charities.
Village Council debates attorney bill and who pays
A debate over responsibility for specific aspects of an attorney bill sent by Miller Canfield, council for the Downtown Development Authority's bond company, came up at the Sept. 26 meeting of the Armada Village Council.
Boy in Bali drugs case 'coerced'- lawyer
The lawyer of the 14-year-old boy in Bali says he did pay for the marijuana, but told police he was coerced.
Listeria Outbreak Draws Seattle Lawyer to Battle
Deadly listeria outbreak in cantaloupe draws Seattle food-safety lawyer into battle again
Boy in Bali drugs case 'coerced'- lawyer
The lawyer of the 14-year-old boy in Bali says he did pay for the marijuana, but told police he was coerced.
Listeria Outbreak Draws Seattle Lawyer to Battle
Deadly listeria outbreak in cantaloupe draws Seattle food-safety lawyer into battle again
Judge: No ankle bracelet for Newark lawyer Bergrin during upcoming murder trial
Paul W. Bergrin, a once prominent Newark attorney, will not need to wear an ankle bracelet during his upcoming murder trial, a judge ruled Friday.
Lawyer: Casey Anthony in wig
Casey Anthony, reportedly disguised in a wig and huge sunglasses, gave a videotaped deposition Saturday for a civil lawsuit that accuses her of ruining another woman's reputation.
Lawyer says Okla. juvenile justice woes mounting
BARBARA HOBEROCK Tulsa World. OKLAHOMA CITY The juvenile justice system is slipping back into the conditions that led to a decades-old class-action lawsuit that was responsible for sweeping reforms, Tulsa attorney Steven Novick said. Novick, who spearheaded the federal lawsuit, commented Friday following the Board of Juvenile Affairs' approval Thursday of several security measures to clamp down ...
Lawyer: PAS cannot go hudud
PETALING JAYA: Despite the PAS bravado about implementing the hudud law in Kelantan without the approval of the Federal Government, it cannot be done unless the Federal Constitution and other laws are amended.
Early on, Florida attorney general Pam Bondi shows ambition
Early on, Florida attorney general Pam Bondi shows ambition
Longtime attorney Hornsby in the hot seat for benefit roast
BILOXI -- Longtime South Mississippi attorney Clare Sekul Hornsby will be the honoree Oct. 20 at the ninth annual Biloxi First Roast at IP Casino Resort.
Attorney general seeks tougher fraud laws for time-share resales
Time-share resale fraud has become a major problem in Florida, and lawmakers are pushing for legislation to crack down on the practice.
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 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.
Assistant AG Schons to retire, take new job
Senior state Assistant Attorney General Gary Schons will retire at the end of the month and will begin a new job at the San Diego County District Attorney's Office, officials from both offices said.
Police swoop in prison car park to arrest lawyer accused of smuggling attempt
EXCLUSIVE: A LAWYER has been accused of trying to smuggle cannabis into one of Scotland's toughest jails.
Attorney: Farmer 'snapped' and destroyed pelicans
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The attorney for a Minnesota farmer accused of destroying thousands of protected pelican chicks and eggs says the defendant "flipped out" because the birds were damaging his land.
Lawyer: Plea deal near for ex-city clerk
LOWELL -- The attorney representing former Lowell City Clerk Richard Johnson, accused of stealing about $1,500 from his City Hall department, said he is close to working out a plea agreement with one
Fairfield lawyer prison term for $1M theft from property deals
A Fairfield lawyer has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for misappropriating more than $1 million from real estate transactions, according to David B. Fein , the U.S. attorney for Connecticut.
Village Council debates attorney bill and who pays
A debate over responsibility for specific aspects of an attorney bill sent by Miller Canfield, council for the Downtown Development Authority's bond company, came up at the Sept. 26 meeting of the Armada Village Council.
Fairfield lawyer gets prison term for $1M theft from property deals
A Fairfield lawyer has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison for misappropriating more than $1 million from real estate transactions, according to David B. Fein , the U.S. attorney for Connecticut.
Lawyer aims for Bali drug teen to be released to parents
The Australian teenager allegedly caught carrying drugs in Bali spent a sixth night in detention in a Denpasar police station last night.
Lawyer proposes addiction defence in seeking Bali teen's release
BALI: The 14-year-old NSW boy being held in Indonesia over the alleged possession of cannabis in Bali is in better spirits after refusing to eat for the first two days of his detention.
US Attorney in Idaho nets $13 million in fees
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office in Idaho has collected more than $13 million during the last fiscal year in fees, fines and civil penalties.
Listeria outbreak draws Seattle lawyer to battle
Bill Marler updates his many blogs each day about the latest foodborne illness outbreak and travels the world delivering speeches, imploring the food industry to improve its safety measures. All this while working the phones to get money for the victims.
Oregon U.S. Attorney's Office staffers make an 'It Gets Better' video
View full sizeRoss William Hamilton/The OregonianDwight C. Holton, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon, addressed the Portland City Council in April.Dwight Holton, who until Friday was the top federal prosecutor in Oregon, emailed his staff last summer asking...
Lawyer: PAS cannot go hudud
(The Star) - Despite the PAS bravado about implementing the hudud law in Kelantan without the approval of the Federal Government, it cannot be done unless the Federal Constitution and other laws are amended. Human rights and constitutional lawyer Syahredzan Johan said the barriers set by the Federal Constitution and other legal provisions governing Islamic laws made it impossible for PAS to make ...
Lawyer: PAS cannot go hudud
(The Star) - Despite the PAS bravado about implementing the hudud law in Kelantan without the approval of the Federal Government, it cannot be done unless the Federal Constitution and other laws are amended. Human rights and constitutional lawyer Syahredzan Johan said the barriers set by the Federal Constitution and other legal provisions governing Islamic laws made it impossible for PAS to make ...
Attorney for several suspended Ohio State players says NCAA made up its mind before full probe
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The lawyer for several suspended Ohio State football players is charging the NCAA with ignoring documentation which he says exonerates or reduces the culpability of his clients. Columbus attorney Larry James made records available to The Associated Press which he believes the NCAA did not consider when suspended receiver DeVier Posey for five games for accepting too much pay ...
Lawyer: NCAA ignoring Ohio St. evidence (AP)
The lawyer for several suspended Ohio State football players is charging the NCAA with ignoring documentation which he says exonerates or reduces the culpability of his clients. Columbus attorney Larry James made records available to The Associated Press which he believes the NCAA did not consider when suspended receiver DeVier Posey for five games for accepting too much pay from a summer job.
Demi Moore Reportedly Consults With Divorce Lawyer
Demi Moore has reportedly consulted with a divorce attorney amid allegations her husband Ashton Kutcher cheated on her.
Lawyer for OSU players: NCAA ignoring evidence
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The lawyer for several suspended Ohio State football players is charging the NCAA with ignoring documentation which he says exonerates or reduces the culpability of his clients.
U.S. Attorney in Idaho collects over $13 million in fees
BOISE, Idaho -- The U.S. Attorney's Office in Idaho has collected more than $13 million during the last fiscal year in fees, fines and civil penalties.    U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson says the nearly $13.9 million collected in fiscal year 2011 is a 30 percent increase from the previous year and more than double her office's operating budget.    During the period, the office brought in more than $10 ...
Lawyer: NCAA ignoring players' evidence
The lawyer for several suspended Ohio State football players is charging the NCAA with ignoring documentation which he says exonerates or reduces the culpability of his clients.
Lawyer: NCAA ignoring Ohio State players' evidence
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Lawyer: NCAA ignoring players' evidence
The lawyer for several suspended Ohio State football players is charging the NCAA with ignoring documentation which he says exonerates or reduces the culpability of his clients.
Profile of Rod Rosenstein, U.S. attorney for Maryland
Hours after then-Prince George’s County Executive Jack B. Johnson was arrested for hiding cash bribes last fall, he stood at the Greenbelt federal courthouse and proclaimed his innocence. “I just can’t wait for the facts to come out,” Johnson said. “I’m absolutely convinced I’ll be vindicated.” Rod J. Rosenstein, 46, Maryland’s top federal prosecutor, stood before the microphones that day with ...
Ore. US attorney's office makes gay rights video
Dwight Holton, who until Friday was the top federal prosecutor in Oregon, emailed his staff last summer asking if anyone wanted to participate in an "It Gets Better" video.