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Lawyer: Pacman passed all tests
DAVID Marroso, lawyer of Ring magazine’s pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao, said they will respond to the latest motion by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in connection with the defamation case filed against him by the Filipino icon “in due course.”
Lawyer questions West Vancouver public hearing process
A lawyer for a West Vancouver council watcher says the municipality may have breached the rules in its approach to a public hearing for the rezoning of Hollyburn Mews, putting the project on shaky ground.
Attorney general to review Lawrence jail sentences
BRITAIN’S top law officer is reviewing whether the jail terms handed down to Stephen Lawrence’s killers are “unduly lenient”.
State attorney general proposes tougher stalking laws
He calls for doubling time offenders can spend in jail State Attorney General Rob McKenna announced Thursday that he will seek tougher sentencing for convicted stalkers, including doubling the time offenders spend in jail.
Williamson County district attorney to seek death penalty in 2010 robbery, killing
Williamson County district attorney to seek death penalty in 2010 robbery, killing
Attorney-General to review Stephen Lawrence sentences amid claims they may have been 'unduly lenient'
The Attorney General, Dominic Grieve, is assessing whether the jail terms handed out to Gary Dobson and David Norris this week should have been longer.
Attorney believes 2012 figures legally binding
When Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald declared the controversial 2012 property assessments "null and void," he canceled the appeal hearings that began this week and some counseling sessions set to begin Monday.
Defense lawyer a mentor to many
Well-known and much-respected criminal defense attorney Tony Savage died Tuesday at 81. Among his clients were Gary L. Ridgway, the Green River killer, and David Lewis Rice, murderer of four members of the Goldmark family in 1985.
Salary Defended: City Attorney Cotroneo earns less than peers
HARLINGEN — City Attorney Roxann Cotroneo said this week that her salary breaks down to $79 per hour, an amount that is much less than other cities pay for legal services. “I work for the citizens 100 percent,” Cotroneo said. The City...
Attorney: Teenager isn't 'aware' of slays
A Weymouth teen yesterday heard for "the first time" the grisly details of the mass murder prosecutors say he committed...
Lawyer now a ‘monk’ | National news | The Phnom Penh Post - Cambodia's Newspaper of Record
A lawyer for the Sam Rainsy Party yesterday began his meditation for justice campaign at the opposition party’s headquarters in the capital’s Meanchey district, after a Buddhist layman shaved his head and blessed him.
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.
SBOE, county attorney candidates answer questions
Candidates for State Board of Education and county attorney hope voters liked what they heard Thursday night.
SBOE, county attorney candidates answer questions
Candidates for State Board of Education and county attorney hope voters liked what they heard Thursday night.
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 Valley Forge counselor calls sex assault allegations ‘complete fabrications’ (with video)
RADNOR – The attorney for the Valley Forge Military Academy guidance counselor fired for providing alcohol to students vehemently denies other charges alleging this client had sexual contact with a cadet.
Minneapolis lawyer is charged in feud over court dates
Escalating dispute with judge over missed court dates could land M. Tayari Garrett in jail for 3 months.
Defense lawyer Anthony Chambers, known for handling difficult clients, could be last hope for underwear bomb suspect
First, he ignored his lawyer's advice and pleaded guilty to trying to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner on Christmas Day 2009. Then, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab asked for a new lawyer, accusing prominent Detroit criminal defense attorney Anthony Chambers of ignoring him.
Lawyer tries to shift blame in Brazilians' slayings
The trial of the second defendant in the family's deaths will center on who the ringleader was.
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 for Valley Forge counselor calls sex assault allegations ‘complete fabrications’ (with video)
RADNOR – The attorney for the Valley Forge Military Academy guidance counselor fired for providing alcohol to students vehemently denies other charges alleging this client had sexual contact with a cadet.
Noe attorney seeks evidence for retrial
An attorney for Tom Noe hopes to move forward in collecting additional evidence for claims that the convicted rare-coin dealer did not receive a fair trial -- a request that the Ohio Attorney General's Office petitioned the court to deny.
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.
N.J. attorney-general nominee sails through hearing
Jeffrey S. Chiesa, a longtime colleague and confidante of Gov. Christie, eased through the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning on his way to being confirmed as New Jersey's top law enforcement officer.
Attorney: Vehicles to be moved off floodway
MURFREESBORO — Remaining vehicles parked in violation of Rutherford County codes on Stewart Creek floodway off One Mile Lane will be removed by Friday, attorney Frank Fly promised.
Jerry Sandusky's attorney says Mike McQueary's recollection of year is off
BELLEFONTE, Pa. - Jerry Sandusky's attorney is insisting that the shower incident that Penn State assistant coach...
Attorney denies client had sex with a VFMA student (video)
RADNOR -- 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 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.
Harker becomes new attorney for local firm
LANCASTER -- Attorney John D. Harker is the new attorney for Stebelton, Aranda and Snider as of Monday.
Lawyer tries to shift blame in Brazilians' slayings
The trial of the second defendant in the family's deaths will center on who the ringleader was.
Deportation to Rwanda means man faces death, lawyer says
The former lawyer of a Rwandan man accused of inciting to genocide said Thursday he is appalled by Ottawa's decision to send him back to his home country next week.
State attorney race heats up, Lamar calls Ashton's jabs "infantile"
The state attorney's race is heating up.  Former Casey Anthony prosecutor Jeff Ashton launched his second attack against his former boss and opponent in the state attorney's race. Earlier this week, Ashton accused State Attorney Lawson Lamar of having a poor conviction rate and being a predictable politician. During a news conference Friday morning, Lamar fired back at Ashton. "I am no ...
Lawyer: Van der Sloot to plead guilty
The prime suspect in the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway goes on trial Friday in Peru for the slaying of a woman in a Lima hotel room.
US Attorney General to make remarks at funeral for ATF agent killed in NY holdup
SEAFORD, N.Y. — Attorney General Eric Holder is attending the funeral of an ATF agent from New York’s Long Island killed in a friendly fire shooting while trying to stop a pharmacy robbery. Holder is expected to give remarks at the funeral for Senior Special Agent John Capano. The service is taking place Friday morning at St. William the Abbott Church in Seaford. Read full article >>
Deportation means death, lawyer warns
The former lawyer of Léon Mugesera, a Rwandan alleged to have incited genocide, says he is appalled by the federal government's decision to send the accused back to his home country next week.
State Attorney Lawson Lamar speaks today
Top prosecutor expected to discuss campaign Orange-Osceola State Attorney Lawson Lamar plans to speak to reporters Friday outside the Orange County Courthouse to discuss the contested race he is in with two of his former prosecutors, Jeff Ashton and Ryan Williams.
State Attorney Lawson Lamar defends performance
Top prosecutor blasts Ashton Jeff Ashton, the retired prosecutor and candidate for state attorney, responded to the tough words spoken earlier today by his old boss, State Attorney Lawson Lamar.
Attorney General Holder to Speak at ATF Agent's Funeral
Attorney General Eric Holder is attending the funeral of an ATF agent from New York's Long Island killed in a friendly fire shooting while trying to stop a pharmacy robbery.
US Attorney General to speak at ATF agent funeral
As an ATF senior special agent, John Capano traveled the world, from Afghanistan to Iraq, Peru to Paraguay, sharing his expertise investigating the aftermath of bombings.
State Attorney Lawson Lamar to speak Friday
Incumbent State Attorney Lawson Lamar is set to talk about his campaign for re-election Friday at noon.
Lawyer: Van der Sloot to plead guilty
In a last-minute defense strategy change, Joran van der Sloot is expected to plead guilty to all the charges against him in connection with the killing of a Peruvian woman, his lawyer told CNN Friday. The original plan going into the trial, which was set to begin Friday, was to admit to killing 21-year-old Stephany Flores, but to fight more stringent charges that could land him more time in ...
Attorney denies client had sex with a VFMA student (video)
RADNOR -- 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.
Lawyer tries to shift blame in Brazilians' slayings
The trial of the second defendant in the family's deaths will center on who the ringleader was.
Attorney: Van der Sloot to plead guilty
LIMA, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- An attorney for Joran van der Sloot said his client would plead guilty Friday to killing a 21-year-old woman in Peru, CNN reported
Soldier’s attorney responds to police
The attorney for a Bogalusa man charged with attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in relation to a post-Thanksgiving shooting outside a local nightclub claims that his client was not attempting to elude police when he reported for duty at Fort Campbell in Kentucky days after the incident.
State Attorney Lawson Lamar cites performance, addresses criticism
Incumbent State Attorney Lawson Lamar talks about his performance in office and campaign for re-election.
Defense attorney says fatal attack was in self-defense
Defense attorney says fatal attack was in self-defense By Aaron Falk The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 6, 2012 11:38AM MDT A man accused of beating his girlfriend to death last month saw his request for a reduction in bail denied Friday despite his attorney’s claims that he had acted in self-defense. Daniel Jay Folsom, 49, remains behind bars in the Salt Lake County jail with bail set at more ...
Judge denies 'underwear bomber's' request for new attorney
DETROIT -- A federal judge on Friday refused to appoint a new lawyer for the Nigerian student who has confessed to trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner with explosives hidden in his underwear on Christmas Day 2009, the Detroit Free Press reported. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who has been representing...
Greeley city attorney doing well after surgery
Greeley City Attorney Rick Brady is up and walking after a triple bypass surgery Wednesday.
Woburn attorney disbarred after mortgage fraud charges
An attorney with a Woburn office has been disbarred after being charged with mortgage fraud.