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County attorney under investigation
The Wyoming Supreme Court has referred Sweetwater County Attorney Brett Johnson to the Wyoming Bar Association’s Bar Counsel for investigation.
Kilpatrick lawyer thrilled with dismissal of Skytel lawsuit
A lawyer for ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said he's thrilled with a federal judge's decision to dismiss Kilpatrick's $25 million lawsuit against the city of Detroit's former communications provider which released the text messages that destroyed Kilpatrick's political career.
Former U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton announces run for Oregon attorney general
Holton's candidacy for the position currently held by John Kroger has been widely expected. He joins former Oregon Court of Appeals judge Ellen Rosenblum as a declared candidate.
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Kilpatrick lawyer thrilled with dismissal of Skytel lawsuit
A lawyer for ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick said he's thrilled with a federal judge's decision to dismiss Kilpatrick's $25 million lawsuit against the city of Detroit's former communications provider which released the text messages that destroyed Kilpatrick's political career.
Lawyer jailed for porn
Brad Sloan's "enthusiastic participation" in a "distribution network" of child pornography collectors was the most disturbing factor for a judge who was sentencing the long-time Timmins lawyer.[...]
Attorney General candidate John Rafferty suspends run
John Rafferty, Republican candidate for State Attorney General, issued the following statement Wednesday: “My campaign for Attorney General has afforded me a great opportunity; an opportunity to travel to every corner of our great state and learn firsthand the unique challenges facing the voters.  I am humbled by the support I received from each region of our state and value the friendships that ...
Mississippi Attorney General challenges Barbour pardons
STARKVILLE, Miss (Reuters) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood was seeking a court injunction on Wednesday to block some of the more than 200 pardons granted by former governor Haley Barbour to people convicted of crimes including murder, rape and armed robbery, his spokeswoman said. Barbour, a conservative Republican, outraged some in Mississippi by granting pardons to more than 200 people ...
Threatened Attorney Files Police Complaint
Attorney David Engler said he filed a menacing complaint Wednesday morning after receiving a threatening message on his blog last week. An employee at Trumbull County Children Services has admitted...
Johnson County attorney says no conflict exists in attempted murder case
  IOWA CITY – The Johnson County Attorney’s Office will not resist a University of Iowa student’s request to move his attempted murder trial to another county but resists his claim to have the Iowa Attorney General’s Office prosecute the case. Assistant Johnson County Attorney Ann Lahey in motion filed Tuesday said no conflict of [...]
Attorney to discuss lawsuit prevention
Michael S. Lavenant, a partner with Landegger Baron Lavenant & Ingber, will discuss the top five claims against employers and how to prevent them at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Los Robles Greens Golf Course Banquet Room, 299 S. Moorpark Road.
Former US Attorney To Run For Oregon Attorney General
The race to replace John Kroger as Oregon Attorney General is finally heating up. Former US Attorney for Oregon Dwight Holton said Wednesday that he's seeking the Democratic nomination. Holton served as interim US Attorney for more than a year before the White House chose someone else for the role.
Defense lawyer says witnesses against officer were drunk
Defense lawyer says witnesses against officer were drunk Times Union Copyright 2012 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 07:25 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2012 SCHENECTADY — Two women saw an off-duty city cop grabbing his girlfriend by the neck and hitting her on St. Patrick's Day last year, the prosecution said ...
Colombo mob attorney wants tapes barred from trial
"Tommy Shots" is taking "aim" at a mob "rat." An attorney representing former acting Colombo crime family boss Thomas “Tommy Shots” Gioeli is hoping to persuade a judge to ban recently recorded tapes from the mobster's upcoming murder trial. Two weeks ago, Brooklyn federal prosecutors unveiled new evidence against...
Fox lawyer says radio, TV should have different indecency rules
A lawyer for Fox suggested that radio and television were not worthy of the same First Amendment protections.
Lawyer wants Ingle case referred to attorney general
The Delaware County attorney whom prosecutors have sought to have removed from a murder case turned the tables and asked Wednesday that the case be referred to the Attorney General's Office.
Lawyer's drug conviction upheld
Halifax defence lawyer Anne Calder has lost her bid to get a drug conviction overturned.
Mississippi Attorney General challenges Barbour pardons
STARKVILLE, Miss (Reuters) - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood was seeking a court injunction on Wednesday to block some of the more than 200 pardons granted by former governor Haley Barbour to people convicted of crimes including murder, rape and armed robbery, his spokeswoman said.
Lead attorney for Leach lawsuit asks judge to remove him from case
Lead attorney for Leach lawsuit asks judge to remove him from case
Attorney's Help Educate Public on Doctor Shopping
Tennessee has a Prescription Monitoring Program, also known as a PMP, but the problem with doctor shopping still exists. Many people are charged each year with TennCare Fraud, one form of doctor shopping. But two local attorneys are using education to fight the issue. "Education is not the silver bullet but it's certainly one of the key components in helping fight this problem because not a lot ...
Attorney General calls for drug crackdown
The New York State Attorney General says New York needs legislation to create an online, real-time database to track prescription and dispensing of some controlled substances.
Dr. David Allen's attorney talks about dismissal of drug charges
Gulfport attorney Michael Crosby is speaking out a day after all charges against his client, Dr. David Allen, were dropped by the Jackson County district attorney's office. Four other charges against Dr. Allen were thrown out earlier this year by the judge who heard the case. Doug Walker has a look at what comes next.
Lawyer facing death threats gunned down
KARACHI, Jan 11: A Sindh High Court lawyer, who had been receiving death threats allegedly for pursuing the cases of missing persons, was killed on Wednesday evening in a gun attack on his vehicle on New M.A. Jinnah Road.
NOPD challenges district attorney's criticism of officers
NOPD Public Integrity Bureau looks into Leon Cannizzaro's assertion that two officers lied on the witness stand
Attorney to amend complaint filed over BZA decision
LA PORTE COUNTY — An attorney representing the petitioners at last November’s La Porte County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting said he will file an “amended complaint” after local property owners Barbara LaGrossa and Jack Sturken requested to be removed as co-plaintiffs in a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief.
Attorney denies his female client had sex with VFMA student
The lawyer for a Horsham woman who is accused of furnishing alcohol to students at Valley Forge Military Academy and having sex with a 16-year-old student admits that his client provided alcohol to students but denies the sex ever happened.
Attorney for Obama's uncle wants officer’s driving record
A lawyer for President Barack Obama’s uncle, an illegal immigrant charged with drunken driving, said yesterday that he will ask prosecutors to turn over the driving record of the police officer who stopped him.
Delco lawyer asks Ingle case be referred to attorney general
The Delaware County attorney whom prosecutors have sought to have removed from a murder case turned the tables and asked Wednesday that the case be referred to the Attorney General's Office.
State Sen. Rafferty ends attorney general bid after Corbett backs foe
HARRISBURG - In an unexpected move, State Sen. John Rafferty (R., Montgomery) dropped out of the attorney general's race after Gov. Corbett threw his support behind his GOP opponent in the primary.
State Sen. Rafferty ends attorney general bid after Corbett backs foe
HARRISBURG - In an unexpected move, State Sen. John Rafferty (R., Montgomery) dropped out of the attorney general's race after Gov. Corbett threw his support behind his GOP opponent in the primary.
Mississippi attorney general: Barbour's pardons violate state constitution
Mississippi's attorney general chastised former Republican Gov. Haley Barbour after a judge issued a temporary injunction forbidding the release of any more prisoners Barbour pardoned or gave clemency to before leaving office this week.
Waynesboro attorney announces for at-large school board seat
Linda Schorsch Jones said she was motivated to run for the school board because of the importance of education.
Defense Attorney: 'Dimora is Not a Corrupt Politician'
US Attorney Tells Jury That 'Jimmy Dimora and Frank Russo were a Team' Opening statements in the federal corruption trial of former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora got under way Thursday morning, Fox 8's Dave Nethers reports.
Lawyer files RM2.5mil suit against Padang Serai MP, three others
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Manjeet Singh Dhillon has filed a RM2.5mil defamation suit against Padang Serai MP N. Gobalakrishnan and three others for allegedly defaming him last year.
Lawyer sues Padang Serai MP and 3 others
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Manjeet Singh Dhillon has filed a RM2.5 million defamation suit against Padang Serai member of parliament N.Gobalakrishnan and three others, for allegedly defaming him last year.
Czech lawyer says he minded éxpert Mazel´s high prices
Prague - Czevh lawyer Petr Koci told journalists today that overpriced opinions and economic dependence on the police were the main reasons of the bias plea that he lodged against sworn expert Michal Mazel.
Lawyer questions driving of officer who arrested Obama's uncle for alleged drunken driving
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - The defense for President Barack Obama's uncle is challenging the driving record of the police officer who arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving.
Lawyer for Obama's uncle questions officer's driving
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Lawyers for Oyango Obama -- uncle of President Barack Obama -- are now questioning the driving history of the officer that pulled him over last August.
Attorney Accuses State Agency Of Muzzling Employees
Says He's Suing To Fight 'Unconstitutional' Action A lawyer for government workers suspected of defrauding the state to gain post-storm food benefits is accusing the Malloy administration of muzzling its employees “to keep us from uncovering the truth.”
Attorney pleads not guilty to fraud
SEVENTY-TWO-YEAR-OLD attorney Ramon Gordon yesterday denied allegations that he stole $5.1 million from a client in a land transaction. Gordon, of Bog Walk, St Catherine, was arrested and charged for fraudulent conversion on January 6 but was released on $500,000 station bail.
Lawyer for Obama's Uncle Questions Cop's Driving
Lawyer questions driving of officer who arrested Obama's uncle for alleged drunken driving
Dallas White-Collar Defense Attorney John Teakell Recognized in Forbes
DALLAS , Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor John R. Teakell of Dallas is featured in the December 2011 edition of Forbes magazine as "one of the leading ...
Lawyer for Obama's uncle questions cop's driving in drunken driving case
The defense for President Obama's uncle is challenging the driving record of the police officer who arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving.
Attorney-general reassures Fiji over amendments
Fiji's attorney-general has been quick to reassure people over amendments made to the Public Order Act.
Attorney in Arizona bombing trial says attractive informant only proves 'conspiracy of lust'
PHOENIX - A defense attorney in the trial of twin white supremacist brothers charged in the bombing of a black city official criticized on Thursday the use of an attractive younger woman as a federal informant, calling her a "trailer-park Mata Hari" who dressed in revealing clothes to get the men to open up to her.
O’Keefe video prompts probe by New Hampshire attorney general
The attorney general in New Hampshire is probing the state’s voting procedures in response to a video released Wednesday by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe showing how easy it is to vote in the name of someone who is dead.
Lawyer: University should have acted sooner on Marcus Coker
Roxanne Conlin said Thursday the school had an obligation to take swift action after learning a woman claimed Coker had assaulted her.
State attorney contender criticizes Lawson Lamar, Jeff Ashton
Roughly one week after Orange County's top prosecutor and his former employee sparred outside the courthouse in dueling news conferences — evidence the battle for State Attorney is going to be a tough one — a third contender for the office criticized both men Thursday.
Former Prosecutor Turned Virginia Defense Attorney Completes National Trial Advocacy College at Robinson Law
Robinson Law, PLLC today announced that the founding Virginia Criminal Attorney, Michael A. Robinson, Esq. has completed the National Trial Advocacy College at University of Virgin
Lawyer for Obama's uncle questions cop's driving
The defense for President Barack Obama's uncle is reviewing the driving records of the police officer who arrested him on drunken driving charges.