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Federal labor post is given to local lawyer (The Buffalo News)
A top Buffalo labor lawyer was appointed by President Obama over the weekend to the National Labor Relations Board, which is often called the “Supreme Court of labor law.”
Missing Chinese lawyer Gao re-emerges (CNN)
Beijing, China ( FT ) -- A prominent Chinese human rights lawyer who disappeared without a trace more than a year ago after being snatched by Chinese public security agents has resurfaced in northern China.
State Attorney Hess: Second-degree murder in 3 North Florida cases (Tallahassee Democrat)
MARIANNA — A teenager accused of killing two men in a robbery, a son accused of shooting his parents in an ambush and a prison inmate accused of bludgeoning a fellow inmate all will face second-degree murder charges at trial, State Attorney Glenn Hess said Monday.
Ill. Attorney General concerned over drop-side cribs (WGN TV Chicago)
The cribs have been blamed for infant injuries and 21 deaths. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has asked crib makers to remove safety certification seals from drop-side cribs.
Cats starved in Boca apartment because ex-teacher ‘lost track of time,’ attorney says (Sun-Sentinel)
A former middle school teacher whose cats starved to death after she abandoned her Boca Raton apartment simply "lost track of time" because she was terrified of an abusive ex-boyfriend, her attorney told a Palm Beach County court Tuesday.
Indicted lawyer faces US charges (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - The tax evasion trial for local lawyer Christopher M. Uhl began yesterday in U.S. District Court.
Nevada Attorney General Preparing Answer for Governor Gibbons (KLAS Las Vegas)
State Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto says she's about ready to give Gov. Jim Gibbons an answer whether Nevada will join a lawsuit against the federal government.
District Attorney race starts off hot, sure to get hotter (The Windsor Times)
The first of what promises to be a heated series of debates and vocal disputes in the race for Sonoma County’s District Attorney office this week had the electric atmosphere and sharp verbal jousting of a high-profile jury trial.
Attorney withdraws from animal cruelty case: Woman has 21 days to find new attorney (SaukValley.com)
DIXON – An attorney set to begin a yearlong suspension was allowed Monday to withdraw from representing an Amboy woman charged with animal cruelty.
Suspended Commissioner’s Attorney: ‘Disappointed’ Over Gov. Crist Decision (Our Town News Coral Springs)
An attorney for one of the suspended Coral Springs City Commissioners says he’s disappointed with Gov. Crist’s decision. Governor Charlie Crist suspended two Coral Springs City Commissioners Vince Boccard and Tom Powers on allegations of violating Sunshine Law.
Lawyer: No evidence against Stolte (WCAX-TV Vermont)
The lawyer for a teen accused of killing a baby says the state has no evidence against his client.
Gao Zhisheng, Chinese human rights lawyer, released (The Christian Science Monitor)
Gao Zhisheng, a prominent Chinese human rights lawyer who disappeared more than a year ago, resurfaced this week with a string of phone calls to family and and reporters.
District attorney investigating some N.C. Democratic contributions (The News & Observer)
The State Board of Elections is working with the New Hanover County District Attorney's office on an investigation into contributions connected to Democratic fundraiser Rusty Carter.
Jailed lawyer is struck off (This is Oxfordshire)
A PROPERTY lawyer who helped a gang of crooks drain £1.5m from a City banker’s account has been thrown out of the profession.
Lawyer and #8217;s ex-employees sue him for voyeurism (The Toledo Blade)
TIFFIN — Two former employees of convicted Fostoria lawyer Donald Guernsey have sued him for “extreme and outrageous voyeur activities.” In December, Guernsey was found guilty of two counts of tampering with evidence for installing a pinhole camera in the restroom at his law office. He was placed on community control for four years and was ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. In their suits, Marianne ...
Lawyer: Man Lied About Injuring Baby To Keep Him Away From DCF (Hartford Courant)
Leonard Ramirez made up stories about dropping and roughly handling his baby so the 10-week-old wouldn't have to go into foster care, his lawyer said Tuesday.
NJ court: Employee-attorney e-mails are private (AP via Yahoo! News)
In a decision that could set new ground rules for Internet privacy in the workplace, New Jersey's Supreme Court has ruled an employer was wrong in retrieving e-mails between a former employee and her attorney, even though they were sent from a company computer.
NJ court: Employee-attorney e-mails are private (San Francisco Chronicle)
In a decision that could set new ground rules for Internet privacy in the workplace, New Jersey's Supreme Court has ruled an employer was wrong in retrieving e-mails between a former employee and her attorney, even though they were sent from a company... New Jersey - Supreme Court of the United States - Privacy - United States - New Jersey Supreme Court
Lawyer: No installation of farmers in Davao Oriental (Sun Star)
THE lawyer of the owners of a 29-hectare coconut farm in Magdug village, Gov. Generoso in Davao Oriental refuted the claims of a farmers’ group that they are set to be installed read more
Lawyer: FBI investigating Mass. charter school (Boston Herald)
SPRINGFIELD - The FBI is investigating a Springfield charter school ordered closed by the state. A lawyer for...
Attorney charged in fake-crash insurance scam (San Francisco Chronicle)
A Los Angeles attorney and her office manager have been charged with participating in an insurance-fraud scheme in which car crashes were staged throughout Northern California. The attorney, Susana Ragos Chung, 59, has been charged in Alameda County Superior...
Las Vegas Lawyer Recommended for Disbarment (KLAS Las Vegas)
The Nevada State Bar is recommending Las Vegas lawyer Jeanne Winkler for disbarment.
Algerian charged with threatening Dearborn attorney also suspected of plot against Swedish cartoonist (Detroit Free Press)
An Algerian man in Ireland charged with making death threats against a Dearborn attorney is also suspected of being part of an international plot to murder a Swedish cartoonist for his drawings of Islam's prophet, according to the attorney and Irish media reports.
Lawyer: FBI investigating Mass. charter school (Boston Globe)
The FBI is investigating a Springfield charter school ordered closed by the state. A lawyer for the Robert M. Hughes Academy tells The Republican newspaper the FBI is reviewing documents related to former principal Janet Henry. He said he did not know if other employees or board members were part of the probe. Henry was fired in December after being ...
PRESS RELEASE: UNITED STATES ATTORNEY PREET BHARARA ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF CIVIL FRAUDS UNIT (Fox News)
PRESS RELEASE: UNITED STATES ATTORNEY PREET BHARARA ANNOUNCES FORMATION OF CIVIL FRAUDS UNIT
Attorney: Mindy McCready "Not Aware" of Sex Tape Release (TV Guide)
Mindy McCready 's attorney says the country singer is not on board with her release of a sex tape that features her talking about former partners . "We are not aware of the production or release of the alleged film that seems to have surfaced via various media reports," her attorney, Adam Dread, told Fox 411 in a statement. "However, we can confirm that ... Read More Other Links From TVGuide.com ...
Authorities Investigating Long Island Lawyer in Alleged Ponzi Scheme (NBC New York)
Authorities are investigating whether a dead Long Island lawyer was another Bernard Madoff. Attorney Jay Korn apparently jumped to his death last week from the roof of his eight-story Hempstead office just...
Rooney, Posey back attorney general's lawsuit questioning nation's health-care overhaul (Indian River Press Journal)
U.S. Reps. Tom Rooney, R-Tequesta, and Bill Posey, R-Rockledge, were among 11 Republicans from Florida to back Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum ’s lawsuit asking to overturn the massive health-care overhaul.
Saudi to behead Lebanese convicted of witchcraft: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Lebanese man sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia on charges of witchcraft is due to be beheaded this week, his lawyer said on Wednesday, urging officials and rights groups to intervene on his behalf.
Philadelphia Attorney Charged in Sex Tourism Case (KYW News Radio 1060)
A Philadelphia area attorney, who formed a foundation to assist aspiring performing artists reach their goals, is now charged in a sex tourism case involving a former student at the Bolchoi Academy.
Semenya's lawyer says meet refusal 'improper'
Caster Semenya's lawyer has criticized a decision to refuse the runner a spot at a meet in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town. "The denial made by those to allow Caster to compete in last night's athletics meet in Stellenbosch was improper." Greg Nott, managing partner of Johannesburg law firm Dewey and LeBoeuf, said in a statement late Wednesday.
Lawyer calls on Winnipeg police to probe case of man who died after 34-hour ER wait (Kitchener - Waterloo Record)
TORONTO - Prominent lawyer Clayton Ruby is calling on the Winnipeg police to investigate the case of a homeless man who died in an emergency room.
Ill. AARP seeks safeguards on power of attorney (KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau)
Illinois lawmakers are considering a measure meant to protect the elderly from being ripped off by people they've entrusted with their power of attorney.
Semenya's lawyer says meet refusal 'improper'
Caster Semenya's lawyer has criticized a decision to refuse the runner a spot at a meet in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town.
Delegate Moves To Impeach Attorney General (CBS 13 Baltimore)
A Republican lawmaker introduced a resolution on Wednesday in Maryland's House of Delegates to impeach Democratic Attorney General Doug Gansler because of an opinion he issued on gay marriage, and the House referred the resolution to a committee.
US lawyer wants to question pope on child sex cases
A US lawyer has gone to court seeking to have Pope Benedict XVI questioned over the child sex scandal that is rocking the Roman Catholic church, the attorney told AFP Wednesday.
Lawyer: Jesse James is no neo-Nazi
Jesse James' Nazi hat was a gift from a Jewish mentor and does not make him a neo-Nazi, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Malaysia commutes woman's caning sentence
A Malaysian model who was sentenced last year to six strokes of a cane for drinking beer in public has had her sentence commuted, her lawyer said Thursday.