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Durham Real Estate Lawyer Quits NC DOT Board (MyNC.com)
A Durham real estate lawyer has stepped down from the North Carolina Board of Transportation, saying the position has cost him business.
Hulk Hogan spars with attorney after divorce court (9 News Denver)
CLEARWATER, Fla. - A heated argument broke out between Hulk Hogan and his estranged wife's attorney Thursday in Florida.
'Gilligan Robber' driven to murder out of jealousy, defense attorney says (San Jose Mercury News)
The so-called 'Gilligan Robber,' who stabbed his wife to death in 2007 shortly after committing a weeks-long string of Bay Area bank heists while wearing a floppy fisherman's hat, was driven to commit both the robberies and the brutal murder because he suspected his wife of infidelity, a defense attorney said.
N.J. Attorney General must explain why it won't defend former Hopatcong State Park ranger (The Star-Ledger)
The state Attorney General's office was ordered to explain why it won't defend a former Hopatcong State Park ranger against a lawsuit from a seasonal employee who was shot in the leg by the officer in 2005, the state Appellate...
Sivakumar can engage lawyer (The New Straits Times)
PUTRAJAYA: Perak Legislative Assembly Speaker V. Sivakumar can engage a lawyer to represent him in two ongoing suits at the Ipoh High Court.
MADOFF'S LAWYER FILES APPEAL (New York Post)
In a last-ditch effort to get Bernie Madoff out of jail, his lawyer filed an appeal today that included an itemized list of assets the Wall Street scammer owns totaling a whopping $826 million. Lawyer Ira Sorkin is trying to spring Madoff out of...
Casey Anthony's newest attorney under investigation (Sun-Sentinel)
The latest attorney to join Casey Anthony's defense team has been accused of unprofessional conduct in California.
Hulk Hogan trades verbal blows with wife's divorce attorney as Fla. court case turns feisty (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
CLEARWATER, Fla. - An attorney for Hulk Hogan's wife got into a verbal sparring match with the former professional wrestler outside a courtroom Thursday and asked if Hogan was going to wrestle him.
Hogan, wife's lawyer spar outside court (Jam! Showbiz)
CLEARWATER, Fla. - A lawyer for Hulk Hogan's wife got into a verbal sparring match with the former professional wrestler outside a courtroom Thursday and asked if Hogan was going to wrestle him.
Lawyer trying to free Madoff temporarily (UPI)
NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- Admitted swindler Bernard Madoff's lawyer asked an appeals court Friday to allow Madoff to remain under house arrest in New York City.
Attorney General: Stern "Principal Enabler" in Anna Nicole Drug Case (E! Online)
Make no mistake, the California attorney general is not one to mince words. "What we have in this case is a conspiracy among three individuals," Jerry Brown said of Howard K....
Securities Attorney Charged in Stock Registration Evasion Scheme (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - It was announced Friday that a securities attorney was charged with participating in a stock registration evasion scheme involving nine different publicly traded companies and with defrauding investors in a manipulation scheme related to three of the companies.
Lawyer Fined For Coercing Client To Have Sex (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Supreme Court has disciplined a Jonesboro lawyer for using his position to allegedly coerce a female client into having sex with him.
Lawyer Indicted in Alleged Pump-and-dump Stock Scheme (PC World via Yahoo! News)
A Texas securities lawyer and former employee of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been indicted on charges related to a stock pump-and-dump scheme that used spam e-mail to pump up the stock prices of several companies.
Dallas attorney Phil Offill indicted on charges of conspiracy, fraud 2:40 AM CT (Dallas Morning News)
Dallas attorney and former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission litigator Phillip W. Offill Jr. was indicted Friday and charged with conspiracy to commit registration violations and with nine counts of wire fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
Lawyer Indicted in Alleged Pump-and-dump Stock Scheme (PC World)
A Texas lawyer is indicted in an alleged stock pump-and-dump scheme.
Former SEC Lawyer Indicted in Alleged Stock Scheme, U.S. Says (Bloomberg)
March 13 (Bloomberg) -- A former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer was charged in an indictment alleging schemes to manipulate companies’ share prices and evade securities-registration requirements, the Justice Department said.
Former SEC Lawyer Indicted in Alleged Stock Scheme, U.S. Says (Bloomberg)
March 13 (Bloomberg) -- A former U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer was charged in an indictment alleging schemes to manipulate companies’ share prices and evade securities-registration requirements, the Justice Department said.
Obama Auto Task Force Taps Bankruptcy Lawyer: Reports (Fox News)
Obama Auto Task Force Taps Bankruptcy Lawyer: Reports
Obama Administration Adds Bankruptcy Lawyer to Auto Task Force (Bloomberg)
March 13 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration added bankruptcy lawyer Matthew Feldman to the government’s auto industry task force.
Auto task force hires bankruptcy attorney (Detroit Free Press)
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's auto task force has hired a New York bankruptcy attorney as an adviser, but the administration said the hiring was not a sign that it now favored bankruptcy to restructure the industry.
Auto task force hires bankruptcy attorney (Detroit Free Press)
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's auto task force has hired a New York bankruptcy attorney as an adviser, but the administration said the hiring was not a sign that it now favored bankruptcy to restructure the industry.
Hulk Hogan, attorney were almost ready to rumble (The News-Press)
CLEARWATER — An attorney for Hulk Hogan's wife got into a verbal sparring match with the former professional wrestler outside a courtroom and asked...
Road salt prices: No price-fix, attorney general says (Chicago Tribune)
An investigation into why road salt prices skyrocketed this winter did not uncover evidence of price-fixing by suppliers, but state procurement procedures should be improved to help control costs in the future, the Illinois attorney general said Friday.
U.S. autos task force hires bankruptcy lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President Barack Obama's task force on the auto industry has hired a bankruptcy lawyer to advise it on its options.
U.S. autos task force hires bankruptcy lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
President Barack Obama's task force on the auto industry has hired a bankruptcy lawyer to advise it on its options.
Attorney drops out of Treasury-post consideration (Denver Post)
H. Rodgin Cohen, chairman of the New York law firm Sullivan & Cromwell, has withdrawn his name from consideration for deputy Treasury secretary, becoming the fourth pick for a prominent Treasury Department post to pull out in recent weeks. A prominent attorney who has advised many of the top Wall Street firms, Cohen dropped out after the White House found an issue during his vetting process, two ...
District Attorney?s Secretary Has Seen it All (New York Times)
Ida Van Lindt?s 53-year tenure as the Manhattan district attorney?s secretary has taken her through many eras.
Lawyer compares Britney Spears' treatment to that of Soviet dissidents (Los Angeles Times)
Jon Eardley, who has purported to represent the pop star, says she is treated like the laborers in Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's 'Gulag Archipelago.' In what was likely a first in the worlds of pop music and Russian literature, a lawyer appearing in Los Angeles County Superior Court on Friday compared Britney Spears to the Soviet dissidents in Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's masterpiece "The Gulag ...
State attorney general sues Morningside contractor (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
State Attorney General Tom Corbett's office has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against an Allegheny County home improvement contractor accused of accepting more than $123,000 in down payments from customers for renovation and construction projects without completing the work.
Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend was 'enabler,' says US attorney general (GMA News)
LOS ANGELES - Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer-turned-boyfriend was the principal enabler in a conspiracy with two doctors to provide the "known addict" thousands of prescription pills in the months before she died of an overdose, California Attorney General Jerry Brown said Friday.
Bankruptcy Lawyer Joins Obama Auto Team (New York Times)
The Treasury Department has appointed a bankruptcy lawyer to add to its team of advisers on the government’s efforts to address the restructuring of the auto industry.
Bankruptcy Lawyer Joins Obama’s Advisory Team on GM, Chrysler (Bloomberg)
March 14 (Bloomberg) -- Matthew Feldman , a bankruptcy lawyer, was added by President Barack Obama ’s administration to the auto industry team advising the government on the restructuring of General Motors Corp.
Bankruptcy Lawyer Joins Obama’s Advisory Team on GM, Chrysler (Bloomberg)
March 14 (Bloomberg) -- Matthew Feldman , a bankruptcy lawyer, was added by President Barack Obama ’s administration to the auto industry team advising the government on the restructuring of General Motors Corp.
District Attorney?s Secretary Has Seen it All (New York Times)
Ida Van Lindt?s 53-year tenure as the Manhattan district attorney?s secretary has taken her through many eras.
SF attorney searches for Iranian money (KGO-TV Bay Area)
A SF attorney is trying to find all of Iran's assets in America to get justice for Beirut.
Attorney asking students to pledge to have safe, sober prom (The Springfield News-Leader)
Local attorney Kurt Larson will again be making rounds at area high schools asking students to sign a pledge to have a safe and sober prom.
Hogan trades jabs with wife's attorney (Denver Post)
An attorney for Hulk Hogan's wife got into a verbal sparring match with the former professional wrestler.
California attorney general calls Stern an enabler (Detroit Free Press)
California Attorney General Jerry Brown said Friday that Howard K. Stern was "the principal enabler" in the prescription pill addiction that took the life of Anna Nicole Smith, Stern's girlfriend and client. Stern was charged Thursday, along with two doctors, Sandeep Kapoor and Khristine Eroshevich, with 11 felony counts, including "prescribing drugs excessively to a known addict and using ...
Man guilty of stalking his lawyer (The Phoenix)
NORRISTOWN — With emotion and obvious concern, a Montgomery County defense lawyer recalled the fear she felt after receiving sexually offensive letters from a defendant she once represented.
Attorney: Jaric Not Charged After Sexual Assault Probe (Fox News)
The Philadelphia District Attorney's office will not to file charges against NBA star and Adriana Lima’s husband Marko Jaric despite claims of sexual assault, Jaric's attorney said in a statement sent to FOXNews.com.
Harkin to recommend Des Moines lawyer and federal prosecutor as Iowa's next US attorney (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin says he will recommend a lawyer and a federal prosecutor as Iowa's next U.S. attorneys.
Attorney Seeks Reimbursement For Katrina Doctor Fees (ABC 26 New Orleans)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The attorney for Dr. Anna Pou is asking the state to reimburse $145,000 of her legal fees for the criminal case the former attorney general brought against her. Rick Simmons said Friday that as a state employee Pou is entitled to the reimbursement. In a separate filing, LSU Healthcare Network is asking for reimbursement of $312,000 in Legal fees spent on the Pou ...
Lohan's attorney claims miscommunication (KABC-TV Los Angeles)
A warrant is out for Lohan, but her attorney believes it's all a miscommunication.
Lawyer vows to fight Anna Nicole drug case (CNN)
Krista Barth, a lawyer for Howard K. Stern, says prosecutors are talking too much about the Anna Nicole Smith drugging case. California Attorney General Jerry Brown says Stern and two doctors drugged the late sex symbol into a state of "stupefaction."
Stern's lawyer: Attorney general is talking too much (CNN)
A lawyer for Howard K. Stern says the longtime partner of late sex symbol Anna Nicole Smith will fight conspiracy charges announced Thursday.
Attorney accused of enabling Anna Nicole (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, March 14 (UPI) -- California Attorney General Jerry Brown contends attorney Howard K. Stern enabled the late model Anna Nicole Smith in her drug habit.
Lohan Attorney: Warrant is a 'Misunderstanding' (Extra TV)
Lindsay Lohan's attorney Shawn Chapman Holley released a statement to 'Extra' about the warrant for Lindsay's arrest.
US autos task force hires bankruptcy lawyer (Gulf Times)
US President Barack Obama’s task force on the auto industry has hired a bankruptcy lawyer to advise it on its options.
Council Attorney Calls for D.A. To Join Email Probe (WDSU New Orleans)
The attorney representing members of the City Council in the growing e-mail controversy tells the WDSU I-Team he is frustrated by conflicting information, including new claims that one councilmember’s files may not have been released, and is calling on the district attorney and inspector general to investigate.