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Disbarred Guelph lawyer stripped of Order of Canada (Toronto Star)
A former southern Ontario lawyer who was disbarred in 2007 has been stripped of his Order of Canada.
N.Y. Attorney General Sues Financier Over Madoff Losses (Law.com)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Monday sued J. Ezra Merkin, a prominent financier who sat on the boards of many well-known charities, for feeding his investors' money into the "largest Ponzi scheme in history." Cuomo's complaint, which raises six civil claims under the state's securities and not-for-proft laws, tallies the losses at $2.4 billion and accuses Merkin of collecting $470 ...
Meet Eric H. Holder Jr., U.S. Attorney General (Washington Post)
Meet Eric H. Holder Jr., Attorney General Born: New York City
East Ridge must give judge attorney’s bills (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
East Ridge has five business days to turn over City Attorney John Anderson’s itemized bills for the court to inspect, a judge ruled Monday.
Lawyer aims for 4th District seat (Knoxville News Sentinel)
Knoxville lawyer Nick Della Volpe formally announced his candidacy for City Council’s 4th District seat Monday.
Attorney General Martha Coakley homes in on scams (Boston Herald)
Attorney General Martha Coakley has launched a coordinated crackdown on mortgage scammers preying on desperate homeowners on the verge of foreclosure. As federal regulators...
Attorney for indicted former Waco-area pastor wants prosecutors sanctioned for behavior (Waco Tribune-Herald)
The attorney for a former Waco-area minister charged in his wife’s death is asking a judge to sanction McLennan County prosecutors for what he claims are legal and ethical breaches in their alleged efforts to interrogate his client and get a DNA sample without first contacting the attorney.
Nicaragua's Attorney General shot (BigPond News)
A gunman shot and lightly wounded Nicaragua's Attorney General while he was exercising near his home.
Giants' Mays, lawyer Dees to receive honorary degrees (The San Francisco Examiner)
SAN FRANCISCO – Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays, along with civil-rights lawyer Morris Dees, will receive honorary degrees at the San Francisco State University commencement ceremony May 23.
Legislator kicks off field for attorney general (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Democratic state Rep. Rob Teilhet of Smyrna made it official on Monday: He's running for attorney general.
Hlophe fires another lawyer (Independent Online)
Cape Judge President John Hlophe has parted ways with another lawyer.
Patna-born Indian lawyer stripped of Order of Canada (New Kerala)
By Gurmukh Singh, Toronto, April 7 : The Canadian government has stripped Patna-born Indo-Canadian lawyer T. Sher Singh of the Order of Canada, the country's highest civilian award.
New York Attorney General charges Madoff middleman-Merkin with fraud (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Monday, charged J. Ezra Merkin and the funds he controlled for violating New York's Martin Act and other civil laws by concealing from his clients that over $2.4 billion of their funds were invested in fraudster Bernard Madoff's infamous Ponzi scheme.
N.B. Attorney-General accused of saying acquitted man killed before (The Globe and Mail)
A dispute over the New Brunswick government's treatment of a man exonerated of murder took a bizarre twist yesterday after a law student accused Attorney-General T.J. Burke of stating that Erin Walsh had once killed another man.
Lawyer's Order of Canada stripped (Kitchener - Waterloo Record)
OTTAWA (Apr 7, 2009) -- A former Guelph lawyer who was disbarred in 2007 has been stripped of his Order of Canada.
Bay Roberts Lawyer Wants Liberal Party Presidency (Voice of the Common Man)
A Bay Roberts lawyer and long time party organizer wants to be the next president of the provincial Liberal Party. Judy Morrow says her goals are to help re-organize the party from the grass roots level, and improve its financial position.
Patna lawyer goes to court against Ratan Tata for 'helping' Narendra Modi (The Economic Times)
Patna lawyer goes to court against Ratan Tata for 'helping' Narendra ModiPatna lawyer goes to court against Ratan Tata for 'helping' Narendra Modi
Saturday is 'Ask Lawyer Day' in Kane (The Beacon News)
The next "Ask A Lawyer" Day will be held in Kane County is Saturday.
Lawyer: gun not rapper's (The Signal)
The lawyer for Stanley Howse, better known as the rapper Flesh-N-Bone of the platinum-selling rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, told a court Monday that the weapon found by sheriff's deputies in the rapper's Canyon Country home belonged to Howse's wife - a Chicago police officer.
Conn. attorney general questions credit-rating companies (Journal Inquirer)
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is questioning why up to $400 million in federal bailout money is going to the big three credit-rating agencies that he says helped create the economic meltdown.
Lawyer in Canada stripped of top award (The Times of India)
TORONTO: Canada has stripped an Indian born Canadian lawyer of the prestigious civilian award, for his alleged professional misconduct and misappropriation of funds.
Mobile NAACP calls for District Attorney John Tyson Jr.'s resignation after subordinate subject to FBI search (Mobile Press-Register)
MOBILE, Ala. -- The Mobile chapter of the NAACP today issued a call that Mobile County District Attorney John Tyson Jr. resign his office.
Palm Beach County judge and attorney appointed to appeals court (Sun-Sentinel)
Gov. Charlie Crist appointed a Palm Beach County Circuit judge and a Fort Lauderdale attorney to the 4th District Court of Appeal today.
More bids may emerge for Madoff trading arm: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
More potential bidders have expressed interest in buying Bernard Madoff's securities trading business, after one would-be buyer offered $15 million for the unit, a lawyer for the trustee liquidating the confessed swindler's assets said on Tuesday.
Senate Democrat urges attorney general to sue states not enforcing 'motor voter' laws (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - A key Senate chairman on Tuesday urged Attorney General Eric Holder to sue any states that aren't helping needy citizens to register to vote.
Lawyer Sees More Bidders for Madoff Unit (New York Times)
More potential bidders have expressed interest in buying the securities trading business of Bernard L. Madoff, after one would-be buyer offered $15 million for the unit, a lawyer for the trustee liquidating the assets said Tuesday.
Fort Lauderdale attorney appointed to appeals court (Miami Herald)
Gov. Charlie Crist on Tuesday appointed a Fort Lauderdale attorney and a Palm Beach County Circuit judge to the Fourth District Court of Appeal.
Peru's Fujimori To Appeal 25-Year Sentence - Lawyer (Nasdaq)
LIMA (AFP)--Peruvian ex-president Alberto Fujimori plans to appeal a court ruling that convicted him of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to 25 years in prison, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Microsoft Infringed Patent, Owes $558 Million, Lawyer Says (Bloomberg)
April 7 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp., the world’s largest software maker, knowingly stole a Singapore company’s patented invention used to deter piracy and claimed it as its own, a lawyer told a federal jury today.
Developer's attorney praises neighborhood for impact (The Arizona Republic)
Neighbors of a proposed development did a good job, an attorney says, even if the neighbors themselves do not feel that way.
Detroit city lawyer: 'Ghetto' comment misinterpreted (Detroit Free Press)
The city of Detroit's former top lawyer today filed a federal lawsuit against the city saying she was illegally demoted when she described 36th District Court as a "ghetto court."
Detroit city lawyer: 'Ghetto' comment misinterpreted (Detroit Free Press)
The city of Detroit's former top lawyer today filed a federal lawsuit against the city saying she was illegally demoted when she described 36th District Court as a "ghetto court."
Attorney: Howard K. Stern Innocent of 'Baseless' Allegations (People Magazine)
Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend appears in court as his attorney blasts the felony charges
Microsoft Owes $558 Million Over Patent, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
April 7 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. , the world’s largest software maker, knowingly stole a Singapore company’s patented invention used to deter piracy and should pay more than $558 million in royalties, a lawyer told a federal court jury.
Patna-born lawyer stripped of Canadian award (The Hindu)
Toronto: Canada has stripped an India-born lawyer of a major civilian award, for professional misconduct and misappropriation of funds. T. Sher Singh, a member of Canada’s Sikh community, was appointed a member of the Order of ...
City Lawyer: 'Ghetto' Comment Misread (ClickOnDetroit)
A former Detroit city lawyer uses the word "ghetto" to describe the 36th District Court.
Detroit city lawyer: 'Ghetto' court misinterpreted (Crain's Detroit Business)
The city of Detroit's former top lawyer has filed a lawsuit, saying she was illegally forced out for exercising free speech when she described a court as "ghetto."
Democratic senator urges attorney general to sue states not enforcing voter registration law (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - A Senate chairman on Tuesday urged Attorney General Eric Holder to sue any states that aren't helping needy citizens to register to vote.
Google lawyer: We’re good for newspapers (BizJournals)
A Google Inc. lawyer wrote in a company blog Tuesday that the search and advertising giant helps newspapers rather than hurting them. (GOOG) (YHOO)
Missouri attorney general sues California company for alleged foreclosure scam (BizJournals)
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit Tuesday against an Anaheim, Calif., company that allegedly defrauded Missourians looking for help avoiding mortgage foreclosure.
Microsoft Owes $558 Million Over Patent, Lawyer Says (Update3) (Bloomberg)
April 7 (Bloomberg) -- Microsoft Corp. , the world’s largest software maker, stole a Singapore company’s patented invention used to deter piracy and should pay more than $558 million in royalties, a lawyer told a federal court jury.
Detroit city lawyer: 'Ghetto' court misinterpreted (AP via Yahoo! News)
The city's former top lawyer filed a lawsuit Tuesday, saying she was illegally demoted for free speech when she described a court as "ghetto" and never would have been punished if she were black.
Detroit city lawyer: 'Ghetto' court misinterpreted (San Francisco Chronicle)
The city's former top lawyer filed a lawsuit Tuesday, saying she was illegally demoted for free speech when she described a court as "ghetto" and never would have been punished if she were black. Kathleen Leavey, who is white, said she was not referring to...
YTB settles lawsuit with California attorney general (BizJournals)
YTB International Inc. said it has settled the lawsuit filed against it by the California attorney general alleging it’s a “gigantic pyramid scheme.”
Attorney: Widmer will appeal murder conviction (Dayton Daily News)
Ryan Widmer will appeal his murder conviction, his attorney says, but appellate experts say it's tough to get a jury verdict overturned.
Howard K. Stern's lawyer rips California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown (Los Angeles Times)
Attorney Steven Sadow says Brown has sacrificed Anna Nicole Smith's medical privacy 'to further his own political agenda.' Brown says the 'rhetoric is just smoke and mirrors.' Outside the courthouse where Anna Nicole Smith's former companion and attorney is facing charges of illegally furnishing her with thousands of prescription pills, a defense lawyer ripped the California attorney general ...
Attorney Directory WhoCanISue.com Launches Florida Consumer Media Advertising Campaign (dBusinessNews.com)
BOCA RATON - Whocanisue.com, the new site that lets consumers learn about their legal rights and connect directly with attorneys of their choice, today announced a first-phase South Florida regional rollout of its new national consumer media campaign featuring television, print and outdoor advertising to promote the whocanisue.com theme, "Know your rights, find the right attorney."
Mexican lawyer in Brad Will case claims harassment (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for the family of slain U.S. journalist Bradley Will accused Mexican prosecutors Tuesday of harassing him with false accusations of leaking confidential information.
Mexican lawyer in Brad Will case claims harassment (San Francisco Chronicle)
The lawyer for the family of slain U.S. journalist Bradley Will accused Mexican prosecutors Tuesday of harassing him with false accusations of leaking confidential information. Miguel Angel de los Santos said prosecutors are trying to intimidate him because...
Bar checks complaints about Casey Anthony's attorney (Orlando Sentinel)
The Florida Bar is looking into Casey Anthony's attorney José Baez again. A Bar spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday that the inquiry involves private investigator Dominic Casey, who has worked for Baez and the Anthony family. Anthony is charged with first-degree murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee Marie. A month before Caylee's remains were found near her home, Dominic Casey searched for her ...