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United States: Attorney General Of Massachusetts Announces Initiative On Executive And Director Compensation (Mondaq)
The compensation practices of nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts just became subject to increased scrutiny. The Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts announced yesterday that it is turning its attention to compensation paid by health care systems and health care insurers to their executives and directors.
Lehigh Valley Attorney Heads Back To Federal Court (WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey)
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Iran frees Mousavi aide, human rights lawyer (WashingtonTV)
Washington, 14 September (WashingtonTV)—An aide close to defeated Iranian presidential candidate, Mir Hossein Mousavi, and a prominent human rights lawyer who belongs to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi’s rights group, have been released, the ILNA news agency reported on Sunday.
King of Bling sends his lawyer home (Pretoria News)
William "King of Bling" Mbatha has fired his lawyer, prompting a postponement to the bail hearing. "The defence is simply not in a position to proceed. It's a bit difficult because there is conflict at this stage," said defence counsel Nadine Havenga.
Decision on lawyer’s pay delayed by prisoner no-show (Kitchener - Waterloo Record)
It’ll be another week before a Toronto lawyer finds out if he’ll be allowed to drop a local murder case because rates paid by Legal Aid Ontario are too low.
Lawyer: Strike alleged NV rape victim's statement (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer says an affidavit from a woman who is accusing Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of rape shouldn't be allowed as part of the court record in the case.
Lawyer: Big Ben accuser's seeking 'calculated vengeance' on QB (USA Today)
A lawyer for several Lake Tahoe hotel employees named in a civil suit that accuses Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of rape says the lawsuit and timing of events are the "cold, calculated vengeance of a woman scorned."
Plaintiffs Lawyer in Chevron Environmental Lawsuit Speaks Out (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Steven Donziger knew pursuing a multibillion-dollar lawsuit against Chevron-Texaco wouldn't be easy. A Harvard Law grad and former Washington, D.C., public defender, Donziger is the lead U.S. lawyer for 30,000 Ecuadoreans who claim oil drilling by Texaco polluted portions of the country's Amazon Basin, contaminating their soil and water sources.
Late Darke County prosecuting attorney rememberd (Dayton Daily News)
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Apple hires Intel's top lawyer (San Francisco Chronicle)
Apple Inc. said Tuesday it hired Intel Corp.'s top lawyer, Bruce Sewell, a day after the chip maker announced his departure. Apple said Sewell will report to CEO Steve Jobs as the company's general counsel and senior vice president for legal and government... Sponsored Topics: Apple - Steve Jobs - Vice president - Intel Corporation - History
Tuesday hearing on Stanford's bid for new attorney (11 News Houston)
Jailed Texas financier R. Allen Stanford might be getting a new attorney to lead his defense against charges he bilked investors out of $7 billion as part of a massive Ponzi scheme.
4 in running as U.S. attorney for state (New Haven Register)
Four nominations for U.S. attorney for Connecticut, including a lecturer at Yale Law School, have been sent to President Barack Obama by the state’s two U.S. senators.
Apple hires Intel's top lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Apple Inc. said Tuesday it hired Intel Corp.'s top lawyer, Bruce Sewell, a day after the chip maker announced his departure.
Pa. collar bomb suspect wants new defense attorney (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
A woman accused of masterminding a bank robbery that ended when a pizza deliveryman was killed by a bomb locked onto his neck wants a new attorney.
London 'divorce capital of Europe': top lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
London has become the "divorce capital of Europe," where celebrities' and footballers' wives feel they can make a mint after only a few years of marriage, a top British lawyer said on Tuesday.
Apple hires Intel's top lawyer (San Jose Mercury News)
Apple says it has hired Intel's top lawyer, Bruce Sewell, a day after the chip maker announced his departure.
Accused not part of fatal attack plan, says lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
A lawyer for one of three men accused of murdering a Hamilton man in Auckland last year says there is no evidence his client was a party to the attack.Murray Gibson was giving his closing address to a jury in the High Court at...
Chattanooga: Records request will take 30 days or more, attorney says (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
An attorney for Chattanooga has said it will take at least 30 days to gather the information requested by a group that’s opposing the city’s annexation plans.
Florida Attorney General McCollum to create Sunshine Law 'technology team' (Tallahassee Democrat)
Attorney General Bill McCollum said today his office will start saving BlackBerry PIN messages and BlackBerry text transmissions that go through his department's server, just like regular e-mails are maintained under Florida's public-records laws.
GlaxoSmithKline Hid Paxil’s Birth Risks, Lawyer Says (Update2) (Bloomberg)
Sept. 15 (Bloomberg) -- GlaxoSmithKline Plc , the world’s second-biggest drugmaker, failed to warn consumers about the risks that its antidepressant drug Paxil caused birth defects, a lawyer for the family of an injured child told jurors.
Mexico's Calderon faces fight over attorney general (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Mexican President Felipe Calderon could struggle to win congressional approval of his nominee for attorney general, further hindering his army-led war against powerful drug cartels.
Attorney to re-argue bond in Shenkman arson case (The Day)
Richard J. Shenkman, accused of kidnapping his ex-wife and holding her hostage on July 7, has asked his attorney to re-argue the question of bond before the New London judge who revoked his bail. The bond argument will take place Nov. 5 before Judge Susan B. Handy. When Shenkman allegedly kidnapped his ex-wife at gunpoint from a Hartford parking garage this summer and held her hostage at his ...
Mexico's Calderon faces fight over attorney general (AlertNet)
Source: Reuters * Calderon faces tough battle in Congress * Rights groups protest choice for new attorney general * Drawn out approval could hurt anti-drugs fight By Anahi Rama MEXICO CITY, Sept 15 (Reuters ...
Attorney In Court For Second Day Of Federal Trial (WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey)
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Vance Captures Nomination for District Attorney (New York Times)
Cyrus R. Vance Jr. won the Democratic nomination for Manhattan district attorney. He faces no Republican opposition to succeed Robert M. Morgenthau.
Cy Vance Jr. cruises to victory in Manhattan's District Attorney primary (New York Daily News)
Cy Vance Jr. won the Democratic primary for Manhattan district attorney Tuesday night, a clear signal voters wanted retiring legend Robert Morgenthau's chosen successor to take his office.
Ernst & Young Falsified Files, Liquidator Lawyer Tells Court (Bloomberg)
Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Accounting firm Ernst & Young used “false documents” in audit work for Akai Holdings Ltd., Leslie Kosmin, a lawyer for Akai’s liquidators, told a Hong Kong court as a lawsuit trial opened today. Ernst & Young lawyer Mark Hapgood denied anything was done to mislead.
Senate confirms new U.S. Attorney for Ariz. (The Arizona Republic)
The Senate has confirmed Dennis Burke as the new U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona.
Ernst & Young Falsified Akai Files, Lawyer Says (Update1) (Bloomberg)
Sept. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Accounting firm Ernst & Young used “false documents” in audit work for Akai Holdings Ltd., a lawyer representing the failed company’s liquidator told a court during a trial in Hong Kong today.
LA attorney found guilty of killing girlfriend (CBS 47 Fresno)
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury has found a 45-year-old attorney guilty of shooting his girlfriend to death and assaulting his roommate. The Superior Court panel deliberated for about a day before finding 45-year-old David Mahler guilty Tuesday of second-degree murder and assault. Mahler was convicted of shooting Kristin Baldwin during an argument at his Hollywood Hills home in May 2007 ...
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi barred from court hearing of her appeal, lawyer says (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
YANGON, Myanmar - Authorities in military-run Myanmar have barred opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from attending an upcoming appeal against her recent conviction for breaking the terms of her house arrest, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Wik lawyer takes on rivers battle (The Australian)
THE widow of an Aboriginal elder behind the Wik people's battle for native title rights has turned to the same lawyer who helped them win their case in the High Court 12 years ago to take on the Queensland government over its Wild Rivers legislation.
Apple hires Intel's former top lawyer (EETimes)
Apple Inc. has named Bruce Sewell, the ex-Intel Corp. top lawyer, as its new general counsel as the company seeks to strengthen its legal team in anticipation of problems that might arise from its growing expansion into new market sectors.
Apple hires Intel's former top lawyer (EETimes)
Apple Inc. has named Bruce Sewell, the ex-Intel Corp. top lawyer, as its new general counsel as the company seeks to strengthen its legal team in anticipation of problems that might arise from its growing expansion into new market sectors. Sponsored Topics: Apple - Intel Corporation - Lawyer - Intel - Company
Sterling Attorney Wins World Track Medal (Leesburg Today)
Bruce McBarnette, an attorney based in Sterling, has won international acclaim in his efforts at the World Masters Track and Field Championship in Finland Aug. 4. McBarnette won the high jump event for men over the age of 50, with a jump of 6', 2.75", or 1.9 meters.
Lawyer sues MACC, govt for defamation (The Edge Daily)
KUALA LUMPUR: A senior lawyer Rosli Dahlan has filed a RM50 million defamation suit against 17 parties including senior officers of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) and the government over his arrest and being charged for failure to disclose information on his assets.
Attorney General investigating possible child pornography case in Austin (KEYE TV Austin)
The attorney general's office is investigating a possible case of online child pornography involving a 12-year-old Austin girl after a video was posted on Youtube.
Attorney general warns offinancial scam complaints (Souderton Independent)
During the past year, complaints about financial scams to the state Attorney General’s Office have more than doubled, and con artists are using a variety of too-good-to-be true offers to draw unwary people into bogus sweepstakes, phony employment schemes, fraudulent Internet auctions and classified ads.
John Karoly's lawyer contends mistake led to organization not being listed as non-profit (The Express-Times)
John KarolyIt was confusion that failed to qualify the Urban Wilderness Foundation, held by John P. Karoly Jr., as a non-profit organization with the federal government, Karoly's lawyer argued this morning in court. Robert Goldman argued Karoly, his accountant and...
Lawyer files RM50m defamation suit against 17 parties (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: A senior lawyer, Rosli Dahlan, has filed a RM50 million defamation suit against 17 parties including senior officers of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Agency (MACC) and the Government over his arrest and being charged for failure to disclose information on his assets.
Attorney says Clark to cooperate (WTNH-TV New Haven)
An attorney for a Yale University lab technician called a "person of interest" in the killing of graduate student Annie Le says his client is willing to work with authorities.
Kan. Senate leader to run for attorney general (49 ABC News Topeka)
Kansas Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt says he's running for attorney general in 2010.
Front-Runner Emerges for U.S. Attorney Job in D.C. (Washington Post)
Ronald C. Machen, a former federal prosecutor, has emerged as the leading contender to be the next U.S. attorney in the District, according to sources close to the selection process.
Trusted Md. Lawyer Accused of Plundering Client's Estate (Washington Post)
Mary P. Jameson wanted to be certain that her money would be safe for her heirs after she died. So as one of her final acts, she hired a lawyer whose credibility was unquestioned in the town of La Plata: Frank P. Jenkins.
Deutsche Bank Lawyer Failed to Stop Spying Plan, Report Shows (Bloomberg)
Sept. 17 (Bloomberg) -- A former Deutsche Bank AG lawyer failed to stop an operation to monitor a dissident shareholder, according to portions of an internal report on the spying scandal at the company.
Lawyer: Inmate traumatized by execution attempt (Denver Post)
The lawyer for an inmate whose execution was halted after two hours said trying to put him to death again in a week could be a disaster. Romell Broom is still recovering from Tuesday's prolonged execution attempt and is traumatized, his attorney, Adele Shank, said Wednesday. Technicians struggled unsuccessfully to find a suitable vein in Broom's arms and legs.
New US attorney for NH to be officially sworn in (Boston Globe)
He may already be at work on cases, but a public ceremony will be held to officially mark the start of John Kacavas' tenure as the new United States Attorney for New Hampshire.
Etowah County District Attorney criticizes governor and attorney general over bingo (Birmingham News)
The district attorney also criticized Gov. Bob Riley and Attorney General Troy King for not joining his lawsuit that seeks a court ruling on whether electronic bingo machines are legal.
Student Kaya Eldridge humiliated by lawyer for alleged sex attacker (Times Online)
A British student who claims she was sexually assaulted by a plumber broke down in in court when the accused's lawyer asked if she had had a bath on the day of the alleged incident and whether she drank alcohol or smoked.
Reports: lawyer defends Berlusconi's immunity (AP via Yahoo! News)
The state lawyer's office has urged the Constitutional Court to uphold an immunity law that shields Silvio Berlusconi from prosecution in a corruption case, saying that without it the Italian premier might resign, news reports said Thursday.