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Attorney general's drug investigation focused on Beaver County
After an investigation that lasted more than two years, the state Attorney General's office has charged 25 people this week with dealing heroin, cocaine, marijuana and other narcotics in the Beaver Co
Craig James' attorney seeks depositions from book publishers
An attorney for ESPN college football analyst Craig James has filed legal documents in Collin County District Court, asking a judge to allow him to take depositions from representatives of the publishers of former Tech football coach Mike Leach's book "Swing Your Sword" and Michael Lee Lanning's book "Double T - Double Cross."
Lawyer says 'special treatment' for witness in torture trial a concern
Even if no plea deal was in place for a key Crown witness with outstanding warrants, the judge hearing Dustin Paxton’s torture case should have concerns, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Paxton's lawyer claims Crown's actions not fair play
Dustin Paxton's lawyer says the Crown's late and wilful non-disclosure of evidence during his client's torture trial falls short of decency and fair play in his final remarks at a hearing to decide whether charges against the accused should be suspended.
Paxton's lawyer claims Crown's actions not fair play
Dustin Paxton's lawyer says the Crown's late and wilful non-disclosure of evidence during his client's torture trial falls short of decency and fair play in his final remarks at a hearing to decide whether charges against the accused should be suspended.
Son of Coos County district attorney arrested on allegations of rape
District Attorney Paul Frasier released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying he'd surrendered his son to authorities and had arranged for the Douglas County District Attorney's office to handle the case.
Lawyer Blames Kletzky Killing on 'Inbreeding'
The lawyer for accused killer Levi Aron shockingly blamed the murder of little Leiby Kletzky on “inbreeding.”
Pines votes to hire independent attorney to review planned detention center
Pembroke Pines commissioners voted Wednesday to hire an independent attorney to review the city’s legal rights related to a planned federal detention center.
Judge asks Paxton's lawyer why issues weren't raised during trial
The defence lawyer fighting to have the case against Dustin Paxton dropped continues final arguments Thursday.
California attorney general sues Fannie, Freddie
California Attorney General Kamala Harris sued Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday in an effort to expand her probe into the companies' mortgage foreclosure practices.
Attorney: Dispute over snowmaking pond could threaten Elk ski season
An attorney for Elk Mountain Ski Resort said Wednesday that an effort by a nearby resort community to bar access to a pond used for snowmaking would cost Elk "millions of dollars" and force the mountain to close during the busiest time of the year.The
Attorney says jogging attack suspect denies involvement
Residents in an Arlington neighborhood said they are not taking any chances after a woman said she was attacked while jogging.
Attorney, psychologist spar over mental compentcy of Daniel Butts, accused killer of Chief Ralph Painter
The competency hearing is not to determine Butts' mental state at the time of the shooting, but whether he is now able to aid and and assist his defense during trial.
Tim Durham's attorney files motion to dismiss charges, accuses FBI of misconduct
Durham's attorney filed a 650-page motion Wednesday, accusing the government of gross misconduct and of violating the constitution. Disgraced money manager Tim Durham wants the charges against him dropped. Durham's attorney filed a 650-page motion Wednesday, accusing the government of gross misconduct and of violating the constitution.
India: Lawyer Urges Biometric System Boycott
A lawyer is urging people to boycott the world's largest biometric database, which is being introduced across India.
Louisville attorney alleges anti-gay discrimination
Louisville attorney Daniel Lucas -- who received a summons on a prostitution charge after being accused of offering a sex act to a Pizza Hut deliveryman -- alleges that he was subjected to anti-gay discrimination by police officers.
Attorney general seeks details on actions by Macon councilmen
The flap over whether two members of Macon City Council violated the state Open Meetings Act is getting bigger.
Local attorney takes on Disney
A local attorney is taking on Disney, claiming the company ripped off two local authors.
Attorney Scott Millard appeals contempt charge; ACLU, Bar step in
The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan and others urged the Ottawa County Circuit Court on Wednesday to dismiss contempt charges against an attorney who was jailed after he said his client would not answer a question posed by Judge Kenneth Post during a Dec. 2 hearing.
Judge: Lawyer Representing "DeeDee" Moore Disobeyed Court Order
A judge ruled Wednesday that Dorice "DeeDee" Moore's civil lawyer intentionally disobeyed court orders by trying to take control of the house where slain Lakeland lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare lived.
Attorney: Agents coerced confession from alleged plaza boss
BROWNSVILLE — The defense attorney for an alleged Gulf Cartel plaza boss argued in court Wednesday that federal agents coerced a confession regarding the man’s membership and activity in the drug cartel, promising him protection for his family...
Attorney: Dispute over snowmaking pond could threaten Elk ski season
An attorney for Elk Mountain Ski Resort said Wednesday that an effort by a nearby resort community to bar access to a pond used for snowmaking would cost Elk "millions of dollars" and force the mountain to close during the busiest time of the year.The V
$2 million paid after lawyer misconduct
A state fund that pays victims of misconduct by dishonest lawyers doled out nearly $2 million in the past six years, nearly double the amount paid in the previous six, records show.
Attorney to run against Rosenthal for Illinois House
Brad Gillespie, an attorney, military veteran, school board member and former laborer from Shipman, says job creation will be his focus as he runs as a Democrat for the Illinois House in the new 95th District.
Lawyer: 7/7 failings not addressed
The Government has failed to implement recommendations made in the wake of the July 7 inquests, and passengers on the London Underground are still unable to "find a plaster on the Tube", a lawyer has said.
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. .
Lawyer for Williams family in Garfield calls shooting wrongful death
Family gets lawyer, contacts civil rights groups.
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.
Attorney sentencing continued
WILLIAMSBURG — A scheduling problem forced a continuance Wednesday in the sentencing of Stephen Harris, the Williamsburg attorney whose drinking and driving appeal has prompted a Virginia State Bar investigation into the top prosecutors in two jurisdictions.
Fourth accused in lawyer murder in court
The former lover of Wollongong lawyer Katie Foreman has faced court, charged with her murder.
Murdered lawyer's ex-lover in court
The former lover of Wollongong lawyer Katie Foreman has faced court, charged with her murder.
Attorney sues city over 'nuisance property'
Attorney Jarvis Claiborne wears a breathing mask to shield the smell coming from an abandoned house located adjacent to his North Main Street law office.
Attorney General seeks changes to state medical-pot laws
Attorney General Kamala Harris urged California lawmakers Wednesday to get serious about clarifying the state's 15-year-old medical marijuana law, saying numerous holes in the notoriously liberal statute have left law enforcement and legitimate patients in a near-constant state of uncertainty. In a letter to the Legislature's leaders, Harris said the state needs to spell out if the hundreds of ...
Attorney ponders run for Congress
MOOSIC – Matt Cartwright describes himself as a member of the “Democratic wing of the Democratic Party.” Stating Northeastern Pennsylvania “needs a strong voice in Congress,” Cartwright on Wednesday said he is “seriously considering” a run for the Democratic nomination in the 17th Congressional District.
Judge asks Paxton's lawyer why issues weren't raised during trial
The defence lawyer fighting to have the assault and confinement case against Dustin Paxton dropped continues final arguments today.
Murdered lawyer's ex-partner in court
The former lover of Wollongong lawyer Katie Foreman has faced court, charged with her murder.
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. .
Underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab demands a new lawyer
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian student who pleaded guilty against the advice of his standby lawyer to attempting to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner on Christmas 2009, wants a new attorney.
Lawyer from Tori Stafford murder trial now a judge
A lawyer who represented a young woman who pleaded guilty in Woodstock, Ont., to the murder of an eight-year-old girl is now a judge.
Accused Terrorist Bomb Plotter Gets New Attorney
A new attorney was appointed Thursday for an AWOL soldier accused of plotting a bomb attack targeting Fort Hood soldier.
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.
Attorney general seeks changes to California medi-pot laws
SAN FRANCISCO Attorney General Kamala Harris urged California lawmakers Wednesday to get serious about clarifying the state's 15-year-old medical marijuana law, saying numerous holes in the notoriously liberal statute have left law enforcement and legitimate patients in a near-constant state of uncertainty.
Man faces jail for killing lawyer
A 35-year-old man who pushed a distinguished lawyer in front of a Tube train has been cleared of murder.
Fourth accused in lawyer murder in court
The former lover of Wollongong lawyer Katie Foreman has faced court, charged with her murder.
US Attorney’s Office Activity
The following is the sentencing activity released by US Attorney Christopher A. Crofts office of the Department of Justice’s District of Wyoming.
Attorney General drops police language appeal
The New Brunswick government is withdrawing its request for the Supreme Court of Canada to hear an appeal
Federal judge grants new defense attorney for soldier charged in bomb plot on Fort Hood troops
WACO, Texas — A federal judge has appointed a new attorney for the soldier charged with planning to blow up a restaurant filled with Fort Hood troops. Pfc. Naser Jason Abdo (AB’-doh) told the judge Thursday that he disagreed with his court-appointed attorneys over trial strategies. Abdo was handcuffed and wearing a striped jail jumpsuit as he spoke from behind a lectern. He said his request ...
Soldier charged in Fort Hood bomb plot gets lawyer
A federal judge has appointed a new attorney for the soldier charged with planning to blow up a restaurant filled with Fort Hood troops.
Attorney asks Gableman not to hear redistricting
Republicans are asking the Supreme Court to take a case in which they argue new legislative boundaries should be in effect for the recalls.
Federal Judge Appoints New Attorney for Soldier Charged in Fort Hood Bomb Plot
A federal judge has appointed a new attorney for the soldier charged with planning to blow up a restaurant filled with Fort Hood troops.