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'Underwear bomber' denied new lawyer
DETROIT, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- "Underwear bomber" Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab is not entitled to a new standby lawyer, a federal judge in Detroit said Friday.
State Attorney Lawson Lamar defends performance
Top prosecutor blasts Ashton Flanked by dozens of his subordinates and supporters, Orange-Osceola State Attorney Lawson Lamar came out punching today and blasted his primary opponent for office -- former employee Jeff Ashton.
Lawyer: Bahrain rights activist beaten by police
A lawyer for a prominent human rights activist in Bahrain says his client has been hospitalized after a beating by police at an anti-government protest.
Lawyer says prominent Bahraini human rights activist beaten by police
MANAMA, Bahrain — A lawyer for a prominent human rights activist in Bahrain says his client has been hospitalized after a beating by police at an anti-government protest. Nabeel Rajab is the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. His lawyer, Mohammed al-Jishi, says the activist was “beaten brutally” by members of the security forces during a rally on Friday in the capital, Manama ...
Pa. Attorney General Urges Consumers To Shop Carefully For Gym & Health Club Memberships
Attorney General Linda Kelly today urged consumers to shop carefully for gym and health club memberships and to fully understand their rights regarding membership contracts. "The start of a new year often inspires consumers to shop for health clubs as they explore ways to improve their general fitness," Kelly said. "Joining a gym can be a positive experience, but it is important for consumers to ...
Attorney asks for suspect in Christmas drive-by to turn himself in
One of the suspects wanted for killing 16-year-old Derica Patterson early Christmas morning has a long criminal history.
Mayor, City Attorney Sued Over Children's Pool Seals
An attorney for supporters of the harbor seals at the Children's Pool in La Jolla sued Mayor Jerry Sanders and City Attorney Jan Goldsmith Friday to force them to close the beach during pupping season.
Attorney: Brain tumor caused East Bay lawmaker to shoplift
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The attorney said Friday a California lawmaker was diagnosed with a brain tumor that caused a shoplifting incident.Democratic Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi pleaded no contest Friday to a misdemeanor count of grand theft in San Francisco Superior Court.
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Attorney: Brain tumor caused lawmaker to shoplift
The attorney said Friday a California lawmaker was diagnosed with a brain tumor that caused a shoplifting incident.
Attorney: CA lawmaker who pleaded no contest to theft has brain tumor that caused shoplifting
SAN FRANCISCO — The attorney said Friday a California lawmaker was diagnosed with a brain tumor that caused a shoplifting incident. Democratic Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi pleaded no contest Friday to a misdemeanor count of grand theft in San Francisco Superior Court. “Now that Ms. Hayashi’s medical condition resulting in her arrest has been taken care of, she decided that she would resolved the ...
Attorney: Brain tumor caused East Bay lawmaker Hayashi to shoplift at Neiman Marcus
A California lawmaker accused of shoplifting from a department store pleaded no contest Friday to a misdemeanor count of grand theft, as her attorney blamed the incident on a benign brain tumor.
California Lawmaker's Attorney Says Brain Tumor Caused Shoplifting Incident
The attorney said Friday a California lawmaker was diagnosed with a brain tumor that caused a shoplifting incident.
Attorney: Brain tumor caused East Bay lawmaker Hayashi to shoplift at Neiman Marcus
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The attorney said Friday a California lawmaker was diagnosed with a brain tumor that caused a shoplifting incident.
Attorney: Brain tumor caused Calif. lawmaker to shoplift
SAN FRANCISCO — The attorney said today a California lawmaker was diagnosed with a brain tumor that caused a shoplifting incident.
Attorney: Brain tumor caused California lawmaker to shoplift from Neiman Marcus
In this file photo from Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi, D-Castro Valley, right, talks with her seatmate, Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani, D-Livingston, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif.
Bala Cynwyd lawyer charged with insurance fraud
Montgomery County lawyer has been charged with insurance fraud in connection with an injury claim he filed after a 2006 traffic accident, authorities said Friday.
Lawyer argues jailing boxer would hurt Vegas economy
Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. doesn't have to report to jail on a domestic violence conviction until June, after a Nevada judge acceded Friday to a defense request to push back the date until after a May bout.
US attorney gets prosecutor for Medicare fraud
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in North Dakota is getting a special prosecutor to fight Medicare fraud. KFGO radio reports that the Department of Health and Human Services is launching a pilot program in Fargo and Nashville, Tenn. Tim Menke (MENG'-kee) with the department's Office of Inspector General in Dallas says Fargo was chosen because it's the home of Noridian Insurance ...
Attorney: Brain tumor caused Calif. lawmaker to shoplift
SAN FRANCISCO — The attorney said today a California lawmaker was diagnosed with a brain tumor that caused a shoplifting incident.
Police say attorney, couple were at strip club before deadly crash
Witnesses saw the trio leave The Men's Club in the 2300 block of West Northwest Highway in Dallas together in Eddins' Porsche Panamera between 2:45 and 3 a.m.
District Attorney's Office Reviewing Catheter Investigation
The results of a police investigation into how catheters came apart killing one child and severely injuring another in the Sunrise Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit have been sent to the Clark County District Attorney's office. "We sent
Lawyer Brings Live Bedbugs into Court
Frank Manion found bedbugs in his Mount Clemens apartment. Due to the bugs, Manion withheld his rent and the landlord tried to have him evicted. However, that failed when Manion's lawyer, James Galen, Junior, brought powerful witnesses into court.
Attorney: Proposed Mericle settlement has safeguards
Built-in safeguards would prevent habitual offenders and youths sentenced for rape, burglary and other felonies from receiving extra compensation from a proposed $17.75 million settlement between developer Robert K. Mericle and thousands of juveniles se
Attorney: Family happy to see deported Texas teen
An attorney for the family of a Texas teenager who was deported to Colombia after claiming to be an illegal immigrant says her relatives are "ecstatic" she's back in the U.S.
Lawyer: Family to make sure deported Texas teen gets back to ‘normal life’ now that she’s back
DALLAS — An attorney for the family of a Texas teenager who was deported to Colombia after claiming to be an illegal immigrant says her relatives are “ecstatic” she’s back in the U.S. Jakadrien Lorece (Ja-KAY-dree-un Lo-REES) Turner returned Friday evening and was reunited with her family. She was flanked by her mother, grandmother and law enforcement when she emerged from the international gate ...
Lawyer a mentor to young artists
Keven Davis made it look so easy. One moment, the prominent attorney would be in his Seattle office negotiating a multimillion-dollar contract...
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.
Lawyer: Each juvie case different
WILKES-BARRE – An attorney representing the two centers at the heart of the county corruption scandal told a federal judge Friday that what he needs to consider in a $17.75 million proposed settlement is that each juvenile involved is different.
Attorney: Shooting under 'Stand and Defend'
Kansas law grants protection to shooter in Medina case.
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.
Lawyer ‘axed’ for it
He almost pulled it off. A state appeals court has thrown out a lawyer’s baffling $500,000 discrimination award against the law firm that canned him for trying to charge their clients for his hotels, booze, porn, limo rides and escort- service calls. The lawyer, James Hazen, claimed the...
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.
Underwear bomber's request for new lawyer rejected
A federal judge in Detroit refused Friday to appoint a new lawyer for convicted underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who said his standby lawyer has been neglecting him. "You are representing yourself. So you're not even legally entitled to standby counsel," U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds told Abdulmutallab during a 20-minute hearing in U.S. District Court in Detroit.
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.
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.
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 General ponders legality of CCSD stipends
FARMINGTON — The state Attorney General's Office is processing a request for an opinion the Public Education Department submitted 11 months ago.
Teen's attorney wants DNA retested
STOCKTON - The defense attorney for a teen accused of burglarizing and raping an 87-year-old woman wants DNA evidence retested by an outside expert.
Montco lawyer charged with insurance fraud
A Montgomery County lawyer has been charged with insurance fraud in connection with an injury claim he filed after a 2006 traffic accident, authorities said Friday.
Underwear bomber's request for new lawyer rejected
A federal judge in Detroit refused Friday to appoint a new lawyer for convicted underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who said his standby lawyer has been neglecting him. "You are representing yourself. So you're not even legally entitled to standby counsel," U.S. District Judge Nancy Edmunds told Abdulmutallab during a 20-minute hearing in U.S. District Court in Detroit.
Attorney general nomination expected next month
FAIRBANKS — Gov. Sean Parnell says he’ll likely have a nomination for attorney general replacement by the end of the month. The announcement comes days after John Burns, a Fairbanks-area attorney, ...
Attorney general nomination expected next month
FAIRBANKS — Gov. Sean Parnell says he’ll likely have a nomination for attorney general replacement by the end of the month. The announcement comes days after John Burns, a Fairbanks-area attorney, ...
Lovelace and U.S. attorney discuss medical marijuana crackdown
Pressure from California Northern District U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag has led to the closure of an Arcata medical marijuana dispensary, changes in Arcata's landmark medical marijuana ordinance and a swirl of fear in Humboldt County's medical
Attorney for Desilets wants documents, items released
WORCESTER -- The Fitchburg attorney representing Dr. Roger Desilets, the husband of a Princeton woman found dead outside her home Dec.
Attorney for Desilets wants documents, items released
WORCESTER -- The Fitchburg attorney representing Dr. Roger Desilets, the husband of a Princeton woman found dead outside her home Dec.
Casino opponents renew conflict-of-interest complaints against lawyer
Casino opponents are reviving allegations that a personal relationship between a high-ranking government lawyer and a lawyer for the firm that once represented the Seneca Nation of Indians tainted approval of a downtown casino.
Attorney general nomination expected next month
FAIRBANKS — Gov. Sean Parnell says he’ll likely have a nomination for attorney general replacement by the end of the month. The announcement comes days after John Burns, a Fairbanks-area attorney, ...
Lawyer: Woman struck by NJ bus gets $7.8M
PATERSON, N.J. — Lawyers for a woman who had her left leg and right foot amputated after being run over by a New Jersey Transit bus have reached a $7.85 million settlement with the agency. Mercedes Perez also suffered brain damage when she was struck in Paterson in October...
Lawyer: Woman struck by bus gets $7.8M settlement
PATERSON — Lawyers for a woman who had her left leg and right foot amputated after being run over by a New Jersey Transit bus have reached a $7.85 million settlement with the agency.