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Calif. Lawmaker’s Lawyer Says Brain Tumor Caused Her to Shoplift $2,500 Worth of Clothing
A lawyer for California Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi said Friday his client's brain tumor caused her to walk out of a store with $2,500 worth of merchandise. (AP File Photo)
Columbia lawyer challenges sitting judges in Howard Co.
So far, three vie for two seats on county circuit court bench Two and a half decades after he graduated from law school and hung out a shingle, Clarke F. Ahlers is challenging two sitting judges in Howard County, creating what will be at least a three-way contest for the Circuit Court bench.
Attorney: Ala. judge ready to settle ethics case
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former Montgomery County judge is asking a court to approve an agreement with Alabama's Judicial Inquiry Commission to settle civil misconduct charges against her. The attorney for former Family Court Judge Patricia Warner, Charles Dauphin, says the settlement will be taken up by the Court of the Judiciary on Jan. 27. Dauphin tells WSFA-TV ( (link) AsK7MN ) the ...
Lawyer's tactics leave him bankrupt
Courts say he went too far in pursuit of mortgage fraudsters.
New U.S. Attorney for Utah looks forward to 2012
New U.S. Attorney for Utah looks forward to 2012 By melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 7, 2012 07:36PM MDT He’s only 40, but David Barlow already has a lifetime’s worth of achievements to choose from when contemplating the most satisfying moments of his career. There are the 10 years spent working on complicated business litigation at Chicago-based Sidley Austin — the same firm ...
Pa. attorney general candidates would study the Jerry Sandusky investigation
Not surprisingly, the willingness to investigate the investigation breaks almost entirely on party lines.
Democratic attorney general candidates make their case
Three candidates, including former Congressman Patrick Murphy, try to seize populist mantle during Farm Show appearance. — The three candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for attorney general each tried to seize the populist mantle Saturday, as they lambasted Republicans for being out of touch with the interests of ordinary Pennsylvanians.
Harlingen attorney fees analyzed
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.
U.S. Attorney's Office expands email probe
Person A: Marc G. Rosenthal, attorney based in Austin. Pleaded not guilty. Person B: Jose Manuel “Meme” Longoria, middleman for Limas. Pleaded guilty.
Attorney General Opposes The Sale Of Illegal Pot
Synthetic substances are increasingly being used as a way to get high Attorney General Jackley is hoping to change that.
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 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.
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.
Ridgeland attorney pleads guilty to using $366K of clients' cash
A Ridgeland attorney has admitted to spending $366,342 from two clients for his own use.
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.
Lakeland Lawyer Mines Experiences for First Novel
Lakeland lawyer Michael Martin, 68, who specializes in environmental and agriculture law, has written a legal thriller novel titled "The Crestfallen Rose."
Lemon lawyer wins fee appeal
The state Court of Appeals overturned a Waukesha County judge who said lemon-law lawyer Vince Megna shouldn't get paid for the time he spent in court arguing over legal fees.
Witness: Victim asked Ampatuan lawyer to stop massacre
A POLICE officer whose lawyer-sister was killed during the Maguindanao massacre testified that his sibling even managed to send a text message before she and others in a convoy were killed by gunmen upon instructions by the Ampatuan clan. Senior Police Officer 4 Raymundo Oquendo said that his sister, lawyer Cynthia Oquendo-Ayon was able to ask her colleague, Arnold Oclarit to contact one of the ...
Turk general will seek supreme court trial: lawyer
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The former head of Turkey's armed forces, General Ilker Basbug, should be tried in the supreme court if he is charged with plotting to overthrow the government, his lawyer told Reuters. Lawyer Ilkay Sezer said late on Saturday that Basbug had worked in tandem with Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's AK Party government for seven years and he was stunned by the belated ...
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.
Bus driver’s attorney claims public smear campaign
The defense attorney for a longtime San Francisco school bus driver who has been accused of molesting special-needs students claims weak evidence has led to a public smear campaign against his client. Roberto Marty was a contract driver for school buses serving the San Francisco Unified School District for about 18 years. He was yanked from his duties in April following allegations that he had ...
U.S. Attorney's Office expands email probe
Person A: Marc G. Rosenthal, attorney based in Austin. Pleaded not guilty. Person B: Jose Manuel “Meme” Longoria, middleman for Limas. Pleaded guilty.
Lawyer hits SC spokesman
A HUMAN Rights lawyer has assailed Supreme Court spokesman and Court Administrator Midas Marquez for acting as the personal spokesman and apologist of impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona.
Attorney: "Crack jacket" is not proper courtroom attire
Attorney: "Crack jacket" is not proper courtroom attire
RI officer accused of assault set to testify
The attorney for a suspended Rhode Island police officer accused of kicking a handcuffed woman in the head says his client will take the stand in his own defense this week.
Attorney: Mericle settlement would have safeguards
WILKES-BARRE - 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 o
Arrest warrant issued for Abalos lawyer
MANILA (Updated 11:44 p.m.) -- The lawyer of former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chair Benjamin Abalos is set to be served an arrest warrant for contempt of court over extortion allegations against a Pasay City court judge.
Defense attorney says fatal attack was self-defense
Defense attorney says fatal attack was self-defense By Aaron Falk The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jan 8, 2012 10:59PM 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 ...
Winsted lawyer has new deal with town
WINSTED — Town attorney Kevin Nelligan has a new deal with Winsted, while town manager Dale Martin has a new measure of control.
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.
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.
California Personal Injury Attorney Greg Rizio Elected as New President
Personal Injury Attorney Greg Rizio from Rizio and Nelson Law Firm is elected the new president of the Consumer Attorneys of the Inland EmpireSanta Ana, California (PRWEB) January 09, 2012 Gregory Rizio, Southern California personal injury attorney, has been elected as the new president of the Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire (CAOIE). The CAOIE is a group of Inland Empire trial lawyers ...
Parx upholds ejection of trainer
LAST THURSDAY, the Bucks County District Attorney's office dropped a misdemeanor indecent assault charge against Carlos Guerrero, the leading trainer at Parx Racing. Three weeks ago, Bensalem police filed the charge, stemming from a November incident involving a female employee at the track. The track then ejected Guerrero. Yesterday, in an email, Frank McDonnell, Parx Casino's assistant general ...
Lawyer asks impeachment court to cite House prosec for contempt
A lawyer on Monday asked the Senate sitting as an impeachment court to cite the House prosecution team for contempt after they revealed evidence against Chief Justice Renato Corona outside the impeachment trial.
Attorney Jock Smith dies at 63: Tuskegee trial lawyer praised for 'incredible skills'
On the surface, attorney Jock Smit h was a sharp dres ser who had a way with words in the courtroom.
Attorney Jose Baez to 'Geraldo': Casey Anthony videos were private
Attorney Jose Baez to 'Geraldo': Casey Anthony videos were private
Lawyer alleges Egypt military ruler lied to court
A lawyer for the victims in the trial of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has accused the head of Egypt's ruling military council and the ex-vice president of lying to the court on behalf of Mubarak.
Victims’ lawyer in Mubarak trial accuses Egypt’s military ruler of lying to court
CAIRO — A lawyer for the victims in the trial of ousted leader Hosni Mubarak has accused the head of Egypt’s ruling military council and the ex-vice president of lying to the court on behalf of Mubarak. The 83-year-old former president and some of his top former security officials are on trial on charges of complicity in killings of about 850 protesters during 18-day uprising that forced Mubarak ...
Lawyer cites Padgett's two murder trials in upcoming book on death penalty
Richard Jaffe was the lead defense attorney in one of the most controversial cases to ever be tried in Marshall County. He defended Randal Padgett, who had been previously convicted of murdering his estranged wife in August 1990 in their home in Grassy.
Attorney: Egyptian Military Ruler Lied to Court
A lawyer for victims in the trial of Hosni Mubarak accused the head of Egypt's ruling military council and the ex-vice president of lying to the court on behalf of the ousted leader.
Lawyer Alleges Egypt Military Ruler Lied to Court
Lawyer for victims in Mubarak trial accuses Egypt's military ruler of lying to court
Attorney General Mark Shurtleff talks BCS lawsuit
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Tonight LSU and Alabama will play for college football's biggest prize, the national championship. But not everyone is a fan of the BCS system, especially Utah’s attorney general; he gave ABC 4 an update on his lawsuit against the BCS during Good Morning Utah.
Attorney gives advice on how to avoid bad contractors
Attorney Kevin Veler is referring to contractors like Adam Nevius. He contacted CBS Atlanta news after watching our reports on the Flowery Branch contractor. 
US man in Pakistan memo scandal claims death threats
The lawyer for an American businessman allegedly involved in the passing of a memo seeking US help to undermine Pakistan's military on Monday claimed his client had received emailed death threats.
News Corp hires new top lawyer
Jan 9 (Reuters) - News Corp said on Monday ithas appointed Gerson Zweifach its top corporate lawyer, bringingin the highly regarded litigator at a time when the company isdealing with the aftermath of ...
Attorney general appeals ban keeping U-M graduate student research assistants from unionization hearing
Attorney General Bill Schuette asked the Michigan Court of Appeals to overturn a ruling by the Michigan Employment Relations Commission barring him and a group called Students Against GSRA Unionization from being involved in an upcoming administrative hearing on whether the 2,000-plus GSRAs at U-M can form an union.
Ex-Refco Lawyer Collins’s Conviction Reversed by Court Due to Jury Issue
The conviction of Joseph Collins, Refco Inc. (RFXCQ) ’s former outside lawyer, was reversed by an appeals court that found the trial judge improperly instructed a juror outside the presence of his lawyers.
Abalos lawyer suffers backlash
A warrant of arrest has been issued against Brigido Dulay, the lawyer of former Commission on Elections (Comelec) chairman Benjamin Abalos.
Cite prosecutors for contempt– lawyer
A LAWYER on Monday asked the Senate to cite members of the House prosecution panel for contempt for prematurely disclosing evidence against Chief Justice Renato Corona.