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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.
'Lone wolf' terror suspect arraigned in New York
The attorney for a man accused of plotting to detonate pipe bombs in and around New York says his client doesn't match the profile of someone who would commit terrorism.
New lawyer for spying suspect
A BAHRAINI accused of spying has appointed a new lawyer to handle his appeal, it emerged yesterday. He was convicted by the High Criminal Court along with two Iranian men of selling military, industrial and economic information to Iran between 2002 and April of last year.
Attorney Says Vehicle Malfunction Caused Fatal Yale Bowl Accident
An attorney for the man who was driving a U-Haul that hit three women, killing one, in a tailgate area at the Yale Bowl Saturday said the accident was caused by vehicle malfunction.
Lawyer demands name of source behind claims missionary priest fathered child
The lawyer who cleared the name of missionary priest Fr Kevin Reynolds is ready to take on Irish state broadcaster RTE again – this time to discover the source of the libellous claims against his client.
Brillantes should have inhibited from Comelec vote, Mike’s lawyer says
MANILA -- Being the former lawyer of Senator Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III, poll body chief Sixto Brillantes should have inhibited from the vote of the en banc resolution recommending the filing of electoral sabotage charges against former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. According to former First Gentleman...
Ethics Class Ordered for Attorney Paul Garlasco
BRIDGEWATER—The Statewide Grievance Committee last week ordered New Milford attorney Paul Garlasco to attend a continuing legal education course in legal ethics, as Mr. Garlasco previously admitted that he “failed to exercise proper judgment as an attorney during legal proceedings” with the town of Bridgewater.
Attorney-General Smith stung by Ray
ATTORNEY-General Greg Smith in a war of words with Ray Hadley after being accused of calling Daily Telegraph readers "bigoted fools".
Conflict of interest concerns raised about Bandera County attorney
Conflict of interest concerns raised about Bandera County attorney express-news Copyright 2011 express-news. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 02:55 p.m., Thursday, November 17, 2011 Sheriff's investigators complained to District Attorney Bruce Curry over Payne's actions in a sex assault case involving a juvenile suspect ...
New - Abuse victims' lawyer welcomes Law's departure
News that Cardinal Bernard Law is leaving his job as head of a major Roman basilica was welcomed today by attorneys and advocates for clergy sex abuse victims.
Attorney For Alleged ‘Lone Wolf’ Terror Suspect Jose Pimintel Raises Possibility Of Entrapment Defense
The man accused of trying to build pipe bombs to blast New York Police Department cars, post office vehicles and other targets around Manhattan appeared in court Sunday night.
MIZELL STEWART: Attorney general's support will enhance transparency
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is on his way to fulfilling a promise to boost government transparency and to put more teeth into state access laws.
Attorney General warns Glenview seniors on phone scams
The best way to avoid phone scams? “Just hang up,” said Attorney General Lisa Madigan — the highest-ranking law enforcer in Illinois. Madigan hosted a free seminar Wednesday at Glenview Park District Senior Center, dispensing advice on consumer fraud schemes that often hit older adults. The “Silver Beat,” presentation included old and new scenarios by which faceless thieves can pickpocket ...
Halifax lawyer charged with sexual assault
A Halifax lawyer is facing two charges in relation to an alleged sexual assault in March.Lyle Howe, 26, is a Halifax defence lawyer who, perhaps most notably, represents MLA Trevor Zinck. Zinck is facing fraud charges in relation to the MLA spending scandal.Howe and Jeffrey Kendall Brown, 28, are charged with sexual assault and administering a noxious substance. Brown is facing another charge of ...
Attorney wants confession of accused cop killer thrown out
The lawyer for teenager Nicolas Lindsey said his client asked for an attorney or his parents but police still questioned him.
Lawyer: RI man suffered brain injury after arrest
A Rhode Island man is being treated for a traumatic brain injury after being arrested at the Twin River Casino earlier this month, the man's attorney said Monday.
Lawyer: Tweeting, Sleeping By Jurors Cause To Overturn Murder Conviction
LITTLE ROCK — A lawyer for a death-row inmate argued Thursday that her client’s capital murder conviction should be overturned because of multiple irregularities at his trial, including jurors who were tweeting and sleeping during the proceedings.
Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeffrey Feiler Achieves Martindale-Hubbell "AV Preeminent" Rating
MIAMI, FL-- - The Feiler Law Firm is pleased to announce that Martindale-Hubbell, esteemed legal reviewer, has awarded Miami criminal defense lawyer Jeffrey Feiler the coveted "AV Preeminent" ...
Lawyer: RI man suffered brain injury after arrest
A lawyer for a Rhode Island man hospitalized after being arrested at Twin River Casino says the man has a traumatic brain injury.
Columbus attorney Shevon Sutcliffe Thomas arrested on aggravated assault charge
Columbus attorney Shevon Sutcliffe Thomas was arrested early today on an aggravated assault charge, police said.
Lawyer Snapshot: Helen Peacock Roberson
Age: I plead the fifth. Family: Husband, Eric Roberson. Pets: 2 fat cats, Snuffy and Buster. Education: University of Florida College of Law (J.D), 2005; University of Florida (Business Administration, Finance), 2002.
Seares: Arroyo lawyer never risked losing ‘cojon’
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Lawyer Lyle Howe charged with sex assault
Lyle Howe, a defence lawyer in Halifax, and another man are facing charges of sexual assault and administering a noxious substance.
Beaming lawyer steals spotlight at phone hacking inquiry
Actor Hugh Grant turned the British Levesen Inquiry into a celebrity gawk-fest on Monday, drawing the world's eyes to the proceedings as he described his life under the tabloid media's overly-watchful eye.
Attorney general takes over investigation of Judge-elect Strobeck
The investigation of an alleged incident involving Robert Sobeck, recently elected to serve as a district judge in Whitpain, is being referred to the state attorney general’s office by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office. That’s according to Kevin Steele, the county’s first assistant district attorney.
Charged lawyer for shoplifting named
A Crown prosecutor arrested for shoplifting while on a break in a court case can now be named. Emily Jane Toner, 33, chose not to seek suppression when her case was called in the North Shore District Court yesterday. Toner, who...
Attorney Seeking To Dismiss Petition To Remove Arkansas Sheriff
(AP) - The attorney for Searcy County Sheriff Kenny Cassell is asking for dismissal of a petition seeking removal of the sheriff. Attorney Joe Don Winningham filed the motion Friday in Searcy County Circuit Court in Marshall.
Leveson Lawyer Becomes Top Twitter Trend
A lawyer at the Leveson inquiry into media ethics became one of the world's most popular topics on Twitter during the testimony of actor Hugh Grant.
Lawyer: Oklahoma Native Bradley Manning's Hearing Set In Wikileaks Case
Bradley Manning, a native of Crescent, Oklahoma, is suspected of obtaining hundreds of thousands of classified and sensitive documents while serving in Iraq.
Lawyer: Army Pfc. Bradley Manning’s military hearing set for Dec. 16 in WikiLeaks case
WASHINGTON — The Army intelligence analyst suspected of illegally passing government secrets to the WikiLeaks website will have a military hearing next month to determine whether he’ll stand trial. Civilian defense attorney David E. Coombs wrote in a blog post that Pfc. Bradley Manning’s Article 32 hearing will begin Dec. 16 at Fort Meade near Baltimore. Shaunteh Kelly, a spokeswoman for the ...
Murder charge dropped in fatal Scottsdale road-rage incident
A Scottsdale attorney said he shot dead another man in a road rage incident earlier this month.
McAdoo’s attorney: Family will appeal dismissal of lawsuit against NCAA, UNC
DURHAM, N.C. — The attorney for former North Carolina football player Michael McAdoo will appeal the dismissal of McAdoo’s lawsuit against the school and NCAA. Noah H. Huffstetler III said Monday the family wants to continue the case to focus attention on NCAA procedures when enforcing its bylaws and the rights of student-athletes. A Durham judge dismissed the lawsuit last week. Read full ...
Lawyer Lyle Howe charged with sex assault
Lyle Howe, a defence lawyer in Halifax, and another man are facing charges of sexual assault and administering a noxious substance.
Lawyer: Manning's Hearing Set in WikiLeaks Case
Lawyer: Army Pfc. Bradley Manning's military hearing set for Dec. 16 in WikiLeaks case
Monterey City Attorney Resigns
Monterey City Attorney Deborah Mall has announced she is leaving her position with the city to go into private practice.
Lawyer Michael Kwasnik and his father charged with defrauding clients
TRENTON—A Cherry Hill lawyer and his father, a Marlton resident, are being charged with stealing from their clients, announced Attorney General Paula T. Dow and Criminal Justice Director Stephen J. Taylor. According to Taylor, Michael W. Kwasnik, 42, of Philadephia, who practices law in Cherry Hill under the firm name Kwasnik, Kanowitz and Associates, was indicted Nov. 4 on charges he stole more ...
Lawyer says anti-Chavez Venezuelan newspaper editor will be released pending trial
CARACAS, Venezuela — The lawyer for a jailed Venezuelan newspaper editor says a judge have ordered his client to be freed pending trial. Lawyer Pedro Aranguren tells the Globovision television channel it is not yet clear when Leocenis Garcia will be released. Garcia was arrested on charges of insulting public officials after his 6to Poder newspaper published a front-page photo montage portraying ...
Attorney Spends A Day In Jail For Contempt
A Des Plaines attorney got a different view of the justice system as he spent the night in the Cook County Jail last week.
Anti-Chavez Editor Will Be Released in Venezuela
Lawyer says anti-Chavez Venezuelan newspaper editor will be released pending trial
Attorney general takes over investigation of Judge-elect Sobeck
The investigation of an alleged incident involving Robert Sobeck, recently elected to serve as a district judge in Whitpain, is being referred to the state attorney general’s office by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office. That’s according to Kevin Steele, the county’s first assistant district attorney.
Lawyer Lyle Howe charged with sex assault
Lyle Howe, a defence lawyer in Halifax, and another man are facing charges of sexual assault and administering a noxious substance.
Lawyer: Man suffered brain injury after arrest
Lincoln police did not disclose the reason for Daniel Finn's arrest or the nature of the incident that led to his hospitalization.
MI Attorney General closes local abortion clinic
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Monday the closure of two Michigan abortion clinics.
U.S. Attorney drops investigation of Jim Norman
After spending more than a year in the glare of a highly publicized federal investigation, state Sen. Jim Norman was officially cleared Monday.
Philippines' Arroyo appeals arrest: lawyer
Lawyers for former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo filed a petition with the country's highest court on Monday seeking to have her arrest on vote rigging charges overturned.
Lawyer accuses Denver cops of lying to protect themselves
A lawyer for a former Denver cop fired for stomping a 16 year-old boy after a 2008 foot chase told a Civil Service Commission hearing panel this morning that the officers who implicated him lied.
Ferguson attorney: No plea deal
Indicted city contractor Bobby Ferguson is not considering a plea deal to end two criminal cases and federal prosecutors have not offered one, his lawyer said today.
Attorney Wants Governor To Take Over Trumbull CSB
Attorney David Engler is not happy with how the investigation into the Trumbull County's Children's Services is progressing. Now Engler wants the Governor involved.
Lawyer facing theft charges
Deirdre Przygoda, 46, of Freehold, was arrested on Nov. 16 on charges of theft and misapplication of entrusted property, Monmouth County Prosecutor Peter E. Warshaw Jr. announced. Przygoda, formerly a licensed attorney, previously maintained a law practice in Freehold. read more
Attorney General warns seniors on phone scams
The best way to avoid phone scams? “Just hang up,” said Attorney General Lisa Madigan — the highest-ranking law enforcer in Illinois. Madigan hosted a free seminar Wednesday at Glenview Park District Senior Center, dispensing advice on consumer fraud schemes that often hit older adults. The “Silver Beat,” presentation included old and new scenarios by which faceless thieves can pickpocket ...