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District Attorney Not Happy About Suspected Murder Bonding Out
The Walker County District Attorney says he doesn't like the idea that a man charged with shooting a man to death was able to post bond and get out of jail, but says it was one of the highest bonds ever set for a suspect.
Diaz hired outside attorney to investigate a news leak
Frustrated by a series of news leaks, Seattle Police Chief John Diaz hired an outside attorney earlier this year to oversee an investigation into confidential information provided to the news media, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
Attorney can help sort out divorce confusion
Q: My daughter and her husband are divorcing. His name and my mother #8217;s name are on the mortgage for their home. My daughter is not on the mortgage due to bad credit. He has moved from the home, and my daughter lives there with their three children. They have owned this home for approximately 13 years.
Washington has a new city attorney
Richard Russo was appointed Washington's new city attorney Monday by the City Council, taking the post held at different times by a father and son a combined 65 years.
Airline bomb suspect asks judge for new standby lawyer
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian student who pleaded guilty against the advice of his standby lawyer to trying to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner on Christmas Day 2009, wants a new lawyer.
Texas Attorney General Receives Shared Hope International's Pathbreaker Award for his Human Trafficking Prevention ...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was recognized by Shared Hope International for his efforts to combat human trafficking.
Air bag victim lawyer questions Honda recall scope
Georgia college student Kristy Williams was almost killed when a metal piece flew out of an air bag in her 2001 Honda Civic — a traumatic accident her lawyer says might have been avoided had there been an earlier, more comprehensive recall.
State’s attorney: Keep elderly rapist locked up
Even though he’s 75, convicted rapist John Teague remains a threat to the public and shouldn’t have been granted parole last week, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said Monday.“This defendant has a demonstrated history of committing acts of violence against young women — even while he is behind bars in prison. This is a slap in the face to the victims of these crimes,” Alvarez said.In ...
Attorney general nominated for judgeship
Associated Press TRENTON Gov. Chris Christie on Monday shuffled his Cabinet, nominating New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow to become a Superior Court judge in Essex County and his chief counsel to take her place.
Attorney Tim Semelroth updates his already successful Iowa Car Accident Guide
Updated guide is must have information for anyone who drives in the state of Iowa. Too often car accident victims make mistakes early on that prevent them from getting a fair settlement.Cedar Rapids, IA (PRWEB) December 20, 2011 To further assist car accident victims, Iowa Car Accident Attorney Tim Semelroth, revamped his already successful “Legal Insider’s Guide to Iowa Car Accident Claims ...
Attorney: Ronette Ricketts' mental state in question
A new attorney representing the Poughkeepsie High School teacher accused of stabbing a fellow teacher says he will raise the issue of his client's mental state at the time of the incident when he meets with the chief prosecutor in the case today.
Airline bomb suspect asks judge for new standby lawyer
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian student who pleaded guilty against the advice of his standby lawyer to trying to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner on Christmas Day 2009, wants a new lawyer.
Lawyer: Mental issues led to teacher stabbing
The lawyer for an English teacher accused of stabbing a fellow teacher with a screwdriver says his client had mental issues at the time of the attack.
Attorney: Ronette Ricketts' mental state in question
A new attorney representing the Poughkeepsie High School teacher accused of stabbing a fellow teacher says he will raise the issue of his client's mental state at the time of the incident when he meets with the chief prosecutor in the case today.
Airline bomb suspect asks judge for new standby lawyer
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian student who pleaded guilty against the advice of his standby lawyer to trying to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner on Christmas Day 2009, wants a new lawyer.
Lawyer is honorary Finnish consul
A Southampton lawyer is to be installed as an honorary consul of her native Finland during a visit to the city by the Finnish ambassador later.
Schuyler state's attorney to stay on ballot
The Schuyler County state’s attorney will remain on the ballot after an objection to her candidacy was denied. The objection — filed a week before by Donella Southerland of Littleton — argued State’s Attorney Teena Griffin’s statement of...
Lawyer for Connecticut state workers targeted in food stamp fraud asks for USDA probe (video, documents)
HARTFORD — Continuing his criticism of the state’s probe into alleged food stamp fraud, attorney Rich Rochlin has sent a letter to federal officials requesting an investigation into the Malloy administration’s handling of the probe.
Township board hires new attorney, discontinues use of current firm
The township’s lead attorney, William Look of Wyandotte-based Look, Makowski & Look, was let go during Monday’s township board meeting.
City attorney won't endorse revised Safehouse lease
CHEYENNE -- The city attorney and legal counsel representing a domestic violence shelter here remain at odds over a revised building lease.
Township board hires new attorney, discontinues use of current firm
The township’s lead attorney, William Look of Wyandotte-based Look, Makowski & Look, was let go during Monday’s township board meeting.
No scope for appeal: Waterkloof lawyer
The lawyer for two of the so-called "Waterkloof 4" says she considers their release under correctional supervision as finalised and with no scope for an appeal.
Outspoken attorney sues Supreme Court
A lawyer who has long been a thorn in the side of the Rhode Island judiciary has filed a federal lawsuit against the state’s chief justice and others, claiming an attempt to “chill” his First Amendment rights.
High profile Auckland lawyer fights for privacy
A high-profile Auckland lawyer is making a last ditch effort to fight to keep his name secret.
State Attorney: Informal meetings did not violate Sunshine Law
Ending a five month investigation, the State Attorney's Office has concluded that the Alachua County Commission informal meetings did not violate the state's Sunshine Law.
Assistant county attorney seeks top spot
Eric Berg, the current assistant county attorney, has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for county attorney. Incumbent Julie Renken previously announced that she will be vacating her seat to run for district attorney in the GOP primary.
Wendy J. Murphy: Sandusky lawyer lost some serious credibility
The lawyer for accused child rapist and ex-Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky sounded almost gleeful a couple of weeks ago when asked about the preliminary hearing that would determine whether his client would face trial on dozens of child sex abuse charges.
Blagojevich Loses an Attorney
As his surrender date approaches, Rod Blagojevich has one fewer attorney. Elliott Riebman, one of four attorneys who represented Blagojevich at trial, has asked the court’s permission to withdraw from the...
Lawyer fined $5000 for bad advice
An Auckland lawyer has been fined several thousand dollars after her client spent six weeks in jail because she advised him that losing his house keys was a valid excuse for breaching his parole conditions.
Lawyer Demands Twitter Stop Porn Peddlers From Tweeting Disney Characters and Porn to Children
ROCKLIN, Calif. , Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As millions of children get ready to open their iPhones, iPads, and other smart devices Christmas morning, SkM Consulting sent an urgent "tweet" ...
Attorney General shuts down last pill mill in Scioto Co.
Attorney General Mike DeWine, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, and Scioto County officials have shut down the last pill mill in the county, as law enforcement agents served search warrants at the Greater Medical
Thompson Hine Lawyer Rebecca Brazzano Again Receives Community Service Award
Rebecca Brazzano, a lawyer with the law firm Thompson Hine LLP, received the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association’s Community Service Award on November 17. NJCCA is a chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel serving north and central New Jersey.
Lawyer asks feds to join LI serial slay probe
The mother of a prostitute whose remains were found in a Long Island marsh says she believes her daughter was murdered by a serial killer, and wants federal authorities to take over the investigation.
UPDATE: Slavery museum attorney a no-show at court hearing
An attorney for former Gov. L. Douglas Wilder's slavery museum was a no-show today at a hearing in its federal bankruptcy case.
Attorney general tracking emergency manager law's future
Lansing— Attorney General Bill Schuette in an end-of-year interview Tuesday said he is undecided if Michigan will revert to Michigan's old emergency manager law if Public Act 4 is suspended.
Lawyer Demands Twitter Stop Pornographic Tweets
As millions of children get ready to open their iPhones, iPads and other smart devices Christmas morning, SkM Consulting sent an urgent 'tweet' and letter to Twitter's CEO demanding that the popular social networking site immediately delete Twitter profiles that they claim target children with hardcore pornography.
High profile lawyer bids to keep name suppression
A high profile Auckland lawyer is taking a bid to keep his name secret to the highest court in the land.
Accused lawyer 'driven by greed'
A LAWYER who stole $2.6 million - and was the target of a shooting attack - was a terrible businessman driven by greed, a court has heard.
CHESTERFIELD: Chesterfield attorney honored
CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield Township Attorney John C. Gillespie was awarded the 2011 Michael Pane Award at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Convention in Atlantic City on Nov. 17. .
Ohio attorney general: Last pain management clinic closed down in county hit hard by addiction
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The last pain medication clinic in a southern Ohio county plagued by painkiller addictions and overdose deaths was shut down Tuesday, the Ohio attorney general announced Tuesday. Greater Medical Advance in Wheelersburg, with just one doctor, doled out 14,000 prescriptions in nine months, Attorney General Mike DeWine said in announcing the closure and four indictments. Read full ...
Lawyer fined $5000 for bad advice
A criminal lawyer has been fined $5000 for giving her client bad legal advice that led to him being held in an Auckland jail for an extra six weeks.
High profile lawyer bids to keep name suppression
21 December 2011 A high profile Auckland lawyer is taking a bid to keep his name secret to the highest court in the land.
District attorney: Denver officer justified in shooting alleged hammer-wielding assailant
Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey announced today that the Denver officer who shot a hammer-wielding man in a Kmart parking lot on Dec. 4 was justified.
Lawyer asks FBI to take over investigation into Long Island serial slayings
The mother of Shannan Gilbert doesn't believe a police theory that her daughter drowned accidentally.
NY top court: Attorney general's securities enforcement doesn't prevent private claims
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York's top court ruled Tuesday that securities fraud enforcement by the state attorney general doesn't pre-empt private common-law suits against investment companies, keeping the door open to billions of dollars in claims by those hurt in the Wall Street crash.
Prosecutor Friendly with News Corp. Official Recuses Himself from Phone Hacking Probe
Remember earlier this year when news emerged that Preet Bharara, the Attorney General investigating News Corp.'s phone hacking practices in the United States, also happens to be best friends with a key member of News Corp.'s board? Well, it appears Bharara noticed the criticism that it does not look good for a federal prosecutor to be good pals with an executive who is in charge of getting to ...
Lawyer suspended for misconduct
A Perth lawyer has been suspended from practising for two years after a tribunal found he engaged in professional and unsatisfactory misconduct over the management of his clients' financial affairs.
Attorney Stanley Needleman Sentenced to Prison
Federal District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced former Baltimore defense attorney Stanley H. Needleman to a year and a day in federal prison and fined him $10,000 on Dec. 15 after a nearly three-hour hearing in which lawyers and former judges from Baltimo
Motorola Lawyer Praises "Huge Win" Over Microsoft
But the case is far from over.
Lawyer's fire death: four people arrested
THE four may face murder charges over the suspicious house fire that killed a female lawyer on the NSW south coast.