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Employees to pay lawyer fees for Pacers owner
A nanny and chauffeur who lost their suit against Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon and his wife have lost even more.
Korean judge suspected of taking lawyer bribes
A Busan judge accepted $2,457 worth of entertainment and bribes from a local lawyer in return for favorable rulings. -Korea Herald/ANN
Butler Twp. attorney faces corruption of minors charges
He's an attorney, a youth sports leader and was the singer in a band called "Teenage Girls." Now, Robert Zanicky is accused of preying on teenage girls. Investigators on Wednesday morning charged Zanicky with enticing two girls, 16 and 17, to a hotel
Attorney offers Mesilla board of trustees advice on bond election
MESILLA - Proceed a bit cautiously, keeping in mind not to let personal bias show, the Mesilla board of trustees was advised Tuesday in preparation for the town's first-ever bond election.
Lawyer facing more charges
WARREN - A Warren attorney already suspended from practicing law once by the Ohio Supreme Court now is being accused by the Trumbull County Bar Association of professional misconduc.
Chinese lawyer goes on trial in dissent crackdown
A former lawyer left disabled by police mistreatment is on trial in China, the third activist in a week to be prosecuted as the government presses on with its crackdown on dissent.
Idaho lawyer honored for landmark rights case
BOISE — On an April morning in 1968, Sally Reed walked through the doors of a law office just north of Boise's downtown...
Lawyer: Suspect in soldier shooting to plead not guilty at arraignment
A man accused of shooting and paralyzing a U.S. Army soldier at a homecoming party intends to plead not guilty to all charges at his arraignment Thursday, his attorney said.
D.A.: Lawyer for 3 Ramapo villages stole $70,000
An attorney for three Ramapo villages, already suspended from practicing law on professional misconduct charges, has been accused of stealing $70,000 from two clients from a medical malpractice case. Joel A.
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. .
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.
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. .
Attorney: Suspect in pellet gun death 'distraught'
OVID - The 19-year-old Ovid man charged with shooting and ultimately killing his roommate with a high-powered pellet gun is "very distraught," said his attorney, Ronald Zawacki.
Palparan will likely do a Lacson, his lawyer says
The lawyer of Jovito Palparan denies reports that the retired Army major general intends to surrender to authorities. Narzal Mallares said his client would likely do what Panfilo Lacson did - evade arrest after a Manila court in 2010 ordered the senator apprehended for his alleged role in the killings of publicist Salvador Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito.
Socorro Hires Attorney for Police Oversight
SOCORRO -- Corrales attorney Renee Barela-Gutierrez has been hired as the independent review officer for the city of Socorro’s new Police Oversight Commission, with an initial six month contract at... Read more »
Anti-corruption lawyer Alexei Navalny continues court battle against Russia’s top oil company
MOSCOW — An anti-corruption lawyer who has become a key driving force behind Russia’s massive popular protests is continuing his efforts to expose alleged corruption at the nation’s largest oil company. Alexei Navalny attended a session of Moscow’s Arbitration Court on Thursday to press for information about a shareholders’ meeting of the state-controlled Rosneft oil company. Read full article >>
Attorney general-public auditor row turns ugly
This year saw Attorney General Edward Buckingham and Public Auditor Michael Pai in a very public spat over a host of issues that many believe started when the Office of the Public Auditor investigated Buckingham's campaign-related activities in 2010.
Attorney considering criminal charges in "Haka" pepper spray incident
The Uintah County Attorney is considering filing criminal charges in connection with an October incident involving Roosevelt police and students performing The Haka after a football game.
Lawyer for man killed in Grenada calls for 2nd autopsy
The lawyer for the family of a Canadian resident killed in Grenada is calling for a second autopsy to be performed on the man's body.
Attorney General releases 2010 Crime in South Dakota report
Attorney General Marty Jackley released Friday the Crime in South Dakota 2010 report. This report is compiled by the Attorney General's Criminal Statistical Analysis Center (SAC).
York County District Attorney's son charged with drunken driving
YORK, Pa. (AP) — The 25-year-old son of York County's district attorney faces a drunken driving charge after police say he was pulled over at 2 a.m. last month and registered a 0.16 percent blood-alcohol level. The York Dispatch reported Thursday that a district court was mailing the summons to Jonathan Eli Kearney. He's the son of District Attorney Tom Kearney. Tom Kearney tells the paper he ...
Attorney: Suspect in roommate pellet gun death 'distraught'
The 19-year-old Ovid man charged with shooting and ultimately killing his roommate with a high-powered pellet gun is "very distraught," said his attorney, Ronald Zawacki.
Attorney: Suspect in roommate pellet gun death 'distraught'
The 19-year-old Ovid man charged with shooting and ultimately killing his roommate with a high-powered pellet gun is "very distraught," said his attorney, Ronald Zawacki.
Ex-HP Chief Hurd’s Letter From Lawyer Ruled Public Document
A letter about former Hewlett- Packard Co. Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd’s relationship with a female contractor must be made public, a court ruled.
LaPlace attorney under investigation
L’Observateur LAPLACE – A LaPlace attorney who once served as a legal advisor to the St. John the Baptist Parish Council has been suspended indefinitely from practicing law for allegedly performing improper actions with client funds, according to a release from the state Attorney Disciplinary Board.
Attorney: Municipalities can prohibit hydrofracking
Community groups and municipal leaders are becoming increasingly alarmed by the threats posed by high-volume hydraulic fracturing and are beginning to question what, if anything, can be done at the local level to protect the health and welfare of their communities.
LaPlace attorney under investigation
L’Observateur LAPLACE – A LaPlace attorney who once served as a legal advisor to the St. John the Baptist Parish Council has been suspended indefinitely from practicing law for allegedly performing improper actions with client funds, according to a release from the state Attorney Disciplinary Board.
Lawyer: Missing woman a prostitute
OKLAHOMA CITY, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A lawyer representing the husband of a missing Oklahoma woman says she worked as a prostitute, soliciting clients on line.
Interim city attorney to also work for Lincoln
Elk Grove Interim City Attorney Jonathan Hobbs was recently hired as the city attorney for Lincoln. He will remain in service for Elk Grove as well as Rio Vista.
Attorney: N.J. vice principal accused of videotaping boys in shower is struggling to raise bail money
Patrick Lott's bail, set at $500,000, is very high, says his attorney, James Wronko
Lawyer says Phoenixville murder suspect’s visit was unexpected
PHOENIXVILLE — After 4½ months of eluding police and county detectives, 18-year-old Monique Robinson , a senior in high school wanted for murder, arrived at attorney Robert Donatoni’s office Tuesday night and said she wanted to turn herself in.
Gableman attorney steps down from judicial selection panel
Madison - An attorney who received no payment for representing state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman has stepped down from Gov. Scott Walker's judicial selection commission.
Lawyer challenges Tenn. immigrant law
NASHVILLE, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- An immigration lawyer has filed a legal challenge to a Tennessee law aimed at catching illegal aliens when they are arrested in the state.
Longtime attorney J.D. Todd dies
Longtime Greenville attorney J.D. Todd Jr. has died. He was 99.
Gableman attorney steps down from Wisconsin judicial selection panel
MADISON - An attorney who received no payment to represent state Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman has stepped down from Gov. Scott Walker's judicial selection commission.
Longtime KC City Attorney will step down
Longtime Kansas City Attorney Galen Beaufort will leave the job Jan. 4, City Manager Troy Schulte has told the City Council.
Simon Power named Lawyer of the Year
Former Justice Minister Simon Power has been named Lawyer of the Year, by Lawfuel, the legal news website.
Lawyer defends parents of infant wounded by ferret
The Associated Press The Associated Press INDEPENDENCE, Mo. A lawyer says the public and the criminal justice system have been too quick to judge a western Missouri couple whose baby lost several fingers to a pet ferret. Ryan and Carrie Waldo, of Grain Valley, have pleaded not guilty to first-degree child endangerment. They're accused of leaving their 4-month-old daughter unsupervised last Jan ...
Simon Power - Lawyer of the Year
Lawfuel.co.nz - Former Justice Minister Simon Power has been named Lawyer of the Year, by Lawfuel, the legal news website.
Santa Clara County District Attorney Crime Lab gets grant to upgrade testing
A $161,160 grant will enable the Santa Clara County District Attorney Crime Lab to purchase new equipment to fight drunken driving.
Highlands attorney in fighting ring case: Release the dogs
The attorney of one of the defendants charged Dec. 6 in connection with what authorities say was a dog fighting ring in Sebring is asking the court to order the release of his client's animals, which authorities seized in a raid.
Sellersburg town attorney charged with DUI again
Sellersburg Town Attorney William P. McCall III was arrested early Thursday morning by the Indiana State Police on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and refusing to be tested for alcohol by the police.
Attorney: Dog Fighting Suspect Says He's Innocent
A man accused of running a dog fighting operation on Cleveland's east side maintains his innocence, his attorney told Fox 8 News.
Gaddafi's Son: I Want A Lawyer
Saif al-Islam tells Human Rights Watch’s Fred Abrahams he has not seen a lawyer since he was captured.
Attorney: Suspect in pellet gun death 'distraught'
OVID, Mich. (Lansing State Journal) -- The 19-year-old Ovid man charged with shooting and ultimately killing his roommate with a high-powered pellet gun is "very distraught," said his attorney, Ronald Zawacki.
Florida Supreme Court disbars convicted Tampa lawyer
Times staff Thursday, December 29, 2011 TAMPA — A Tampa lawyer sent to prison for her role in an investment fraud has been banned from practicing law, the Florida Bar said Thursday. The disbarred lawyer, Katherine Crase, of 2804 W Aquilla St., had been practicing since 1991. A federal grand jury accused her and two co-defendants in 2007 of trying to fraudulently raise $30 million through the ...
Yusuf Bey IV's former attorney to be suspended from practice for smuggling documents
The former attorney for convicted triple murderer Yusuf Bey IV will be suspended from practicing law for two years after she admitted she smuggled documents out of jail for her client, including what she claimed was an "intimate card" but what turned out to be to instructions to destroy evidence,
Sellersburg town attorney charged with DUI again
Sellersburg Town Attorney William P. McCall III was arrested early Thursday morning by the Indiana State Police on preliminary charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and refusing to be tested for alcohol by the police.
Yusuf Bey IV's former attorney to be suspended from practice for smuggling documents
The former attorney for convicted triple murderer Yusuf Bey IV will be suspended from practicing law for two years after she admitted she smuggled documents out of jail for her client, including what she claimed was a love letter to a girlfriend but what turned out to be to instructions to destroy
Lawyer’s letter details sexual harassment allegations against former HP CEO Mark Hurd
SAN FRANCISCO — Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd’s efforts to impress an HP event hostess included showing her his checking-account balance holding over $1 million, according to a letter detailing the sexual harassment allegations that led to his ouster. The letter was obtained late Thursday by The Associated Press after the Delaware Supreme Court ruled that Hurd’s lawyers, who had attempted ...