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Attorney seeks consolidation of over 100 Gulf of Mexico oil spill lawsuits
Attorney Daniel E. Becnel Jr.An attorney is asking a federal judicial panel to quickly consolidate more than 100 lawsuits filed against BP and other companies responsible for the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Louisiana lawyer Daniel Becnel says...
Attorney general's 23 attempts to serve Bruce come up empty
The Colorado Attorney General's office has made 23 attempts to serve Colorado Springs resident Douglas Bruce with a court order compelling him to testify at a deposition in connection with three campaign-finance complaints.
La. attorney wants judges to consolidate 100-plus Gulf oil spill lawsuits to avoid legal chaos
MIAMI - An attorney is asking a panel of federal judges to quickly consolidate more than 100 lawsuits filed against BP and other companies involved in the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Attorney Seeks to Combine 100-Plus Oil Lawsuits
La. attorney wants judges to consolidate 100-plus Gulf oil spill lawsuits to avoid legal chaos
Attorney seeks to combine 100-plus oil lawsuits
MIAMI - An attorney is asking a panel of federal judges to quickly consolidate more than 100 lawsuits filed against...
Attorney seeks to combine 100-plus oil lawsuits
More than 100 lawsuits filed against BP and other companies involved in the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill should be combined quickly in a single federal court to avoid legal chaos and delay payment of billions of dollars in damages, an attorney said Wednesday.
Hold inquiry into Yukon jail death: lawyer
Canadian civil-rights lawyer Clayton Ruby is calling for a full public inquiry into the 2008 death of Raymond Silverfox, who was held in a Whitehorse RCMP cell for more than 13 hours before he died.
Mr Asia lawyer loses name suppression over drug case
Lawyer Eb Leary, who had links to the infamous 1980s Mr Asia drug ring, has lost a bid for permanent name suppression over drug money allegations.
Mr Asia lawyer gives up long battle for name suppression
A criminal defence lawyer struck off 20 years ago because of his links to the Mr Asia drug syndicate was charged with money laundering soon after being reinstated as a barrister.Name suppression was lifted last night from Edward...
Attorney seeks to combine 100-plus oil lawsuits
An attorney wants more than 100 lawsuits filed against BP and other companies involved in the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill combined quickly in a single federal court to avoid what he called legal chaos that could delay potential payments of billions of dollars in damages.
Iran: Lawyer hopeful in case of detained Americans
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates A lawyer representing three Americans jailed in Iran said Wednesday he hopes a U.S. push...
Attorney general's 23 attempts to serve Bruce come up empty
The Colorado Attorney Generals office has made 23 attempts to serve Colorado Springs resident Douglas Bruce with a court order compelling him to testify at a deposition in connection with three campaign-finance complaints. In a document filed...
Paraguay hire French lawyer to seek theft compensation
World Cup finalists Paraguay have hired a French lawyer to seek compensation from their hotel in the Alpine city of Evian-les-Bains after a top team official was robbed of more than $100,000.
Attorney seeks to combine 100-plus oil lawsuits
An attorney wants more than 100 lawsuits filed against BP and other companies involved in the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill combined quickly in a single federal court to avoid what he called legal chaos that could delay potential payments of billions of dollars in damages.
Lawyer: mothers to see 3 Americans jailed in Iran
A lawyer representing three Americans jailed in Iran says his clients will meet their visiting mothers Thursday.
"Innovation" DPS schools not getting autonomy required by law, attorney says
Denver Public Schools is not following the spirit of a 2008 law that gives traditional public schools charter-like autonomy on budgeting, staffing and contracting services, according to a Denver attorney.
Aminulrasyid lawyer issues ultimatum to cops
SHAH ALAM, May 20 The lawyer representing the family of Aminulrasyid Amzah, the schoolboy who was shot dead by police, challenged the authorities today to prosecute officers involved in what he says is a cover-up of the case. Either charge the policemen involved in trying to cover up Aminulrashid Amzahs shooting or charge me for saying this, ...
Temperance lawyer faces prison time for theft
By ERICA BLAKE BLADE STAFF WRITER Standing before a judge in Lucas County Common Pleas Court, this time as a defendant, a Sylvania lawyer who has his office in Temperance and has long practiced in the Toledo area, was found criminally responsible for stealing from former clients. William A. Garrett, 68, pleaded no contest yesterday to two counts of grand theft. As part of the negotiated plea ...
Tax Watchdog: Kilpatrick's lawyer owes IRS $2M
Kwame Kilpatrick's high-flying lawyer Willie Gary, dubbed the "Giant Killer," owes more than $2 million in delinquent federal income taxes, according to the IRS.
Campaign 2010: Troy King, Luther Strange spar over qualifications to serve as attorney general
Luther Strange says Troy King has a skimpy record in fighting corruption, while King says voters don't want a former lobbyist to be attorney general.
Westport Attorney Ken Bernhard of Cohen and Wolf Returns From Teaching in Mongolia
Attorney G. Kenneth Bernhard, principal in the Westport Office of Cohen and Wolf, P.C., recently returned from a week long trip to Mongolia where he had been invited to teach American Constitutional Law. During his stay, he taught 4th year law students at the National University of Mongolia School of Law. He also assisted the school's administration with revisions to the Mongolian Criminal Code ...
Attorney: Lohan stuck in Cannes, won't be in court
An attorney for Lindsay Lohan says the actress will miss a mandatory court appearance Thursday because she is stuck in France.
Attorney Melbourne Mills disbarred
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday permanently disbarred attorney Melbourne Mills from the practice of law in Kentucky.
Lawyer: Lindsay Lohan will miss court date
Lindsay Lohan will not show up in court Thursday for a hearing to determine whether the actress-singer is complying with her probation sentence for a 2007 drunken driving conviction, Lohan's lawyer said.
Defense lawyer: 2 Mass. men have no connection to Times Square suspect, never heard of him
BOSTON (AP) The lawyer for two Pakistani men arrested in Massachusetts on alleged immigration violations during the investigation into the failed Times Square bomb plot says neither man ...
Defense lawyer: 2 Mass. men have no connection to Times Square suspect, never heard of him
BOSTON - The lawyer for two Pakistani men arrested in Massachusetts on alleged immigration violations during the investigation into the failed Times Square bomb plot says neither man has any connection to the primary suspect.
UPDATE: Saginaw Township family whose dog was shot by police hires attorney
A family whose Labrador retriever is recovering from a Saginaw Township police officers bullet to the chest has cut off contact with the department on the advice of an attorney.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Tries to Unmask Twitter Critics
A blogger critical of Pennsylvania Attorney General Tom Corbett fights a subpoena to Twitter to unmask the blogger's identity. The subpoena from Corbett comes amid a string of efforts to reveal anonymous online writers.
Justices discipline Fla. lawyer over 'experts' ads
Associated Press - May 20, 2010 12:44 PM ET TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Florida Supreme Court has disciplined a lawyer for improperly using the term "Legal Experts" in his advertising.
Staten Island prosecutor appears GOP favorite for attorney general
While Democrats prepare for a bruising battle to nominate their candidate for state attorney general, Republicans appear to be settling on Staten Island District Attorney Daniel
Yale Lawyer Picked for 2nd Circuit
President Barack Obama has decided to nominate Susan Carney, who spent two decades as a Washington lawyer before going to work for Yale University, to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the White House said Thursday.
Former Big Firm Lawyer Suspended for 3 Years Over Fake Resume
Illinois authorities have finally come to a conclusion: A lawyer who worked at three Am Law 100 firms will be suspended from practicing law for three years for leaving crucial information out of his law school application and for altering his transcripts to land a summer associate gig at Sidley Austin.
Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad continues to talk to authorities without lawyer: feds
Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad waived his rights to a lawyer every day that he's been questioned since his May 3 arrest, prosecutors said in a letter released Thursday.
Lawyer links Mass. man, Shahzad
One of two Pakistani men arrested last week in a Watertown apartment had the cellphone number of Faisal Shahzad, the man accused of trying to bomb Times Square, stored in his phone and written on an envelope in his bedroom, a government lawyer said yesterday. Lawyer - Times Square - Mobile phone - Faisal Shahzad - Mass
NH attorney general's office to testify on FRM
New Hampshire lawmakers will be hearing more from the state attorney general's office about a failed mortgage firm accused of swindling investors out of at least $80 million. New Hampshire - Attorney general - United States - Law - Law Enforcement
Kentucky Supreme Court orders that fen-phen attorney be disbarred
FRANKFORT The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously ordered that fen-phen attorney
Hickton picked for U.S. attorney
Pittsburgh attorney David J. Hickton had at least two reasons to celebrate on Thursday.
Somali pirates should be tried by Dutch court: lawyer
A group of suspected Somali pirates should be prosecuted in the Netherlands and not be extradited to Germany, their defense lawyer said Friday, highlighting the complex legal challenge of trying Somali pirates.
Va. attorney general Ken Cuccinelli targets state's universities
RICHMOND -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II is quickly gaining a reputation as a political antagonist to the state's college campuses. Ken Cuccinelli - Virginia - United States - Law - Law Enforcement
US terror suspects show court wedding gear: lawyer
Five Americans on trial in Pakistan for terrorism on Friday claimed wedding finery and return tickets to the United States proved they had nothing to do with militancy, a defence lawyer said.
Court suspends license of Lewis Center lawyer
The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended the license of a Lewis Center lawyer who allegedly fleeced a 96-year-old client out of $60,000.
Lawyer's license is suspended
The Ohio Supreme Court yesterday suspended the license of a Lewis Center lawyer who allegedly fleeced a 96-year-old client out of $60,000.
Attorney: Suge Knight Did Not Threaten Man In L.A.
An attorney for Marion "Suge" Knight is denying allegations that the former rap mogul pulled a gun on a man in South Los Angeles. Knight was arrested in suburban Gardena on Thursday. Police say his Cadillac Escalade was stopped after a man claimed Knight pointed a gun at him.
Suge Knight is '100 percent innocent,' lawyer says
The lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight insists the rap music mogul did not point a gun at a man Wednesday night in the Los Angeles area.
Arizona Supreme Court upholds suspension of attorney
The Arizona Supreme Court upholds a misconduct suspension for one attorney at law-firm Phillips & Associates but agrees to review the proposed suspension of another.
Attorney says client wasn't involved in Carmel school bus attack
An attorney for accused Carmel teen, Oscar Falodun, said his client is sorry for playing any role in hurting another student at Carmel High School. The attorney also claims his client was not involved in the sexual attack on the back of a school bus. The attorney for former Carmel student and basketball player, Oscar Falodun, is speaking on behalf of his client. He said his client is truly sorry ...
Jasper Attorney Nominated to Become U.S. Attorney for East Tennessee
President Barack Obama nominated an attorney from Jasper to become U.S. attorney for East Tennessee. read more
Lawyer contends Smith has full power to hire assistants
Athletic Director Joel Maturi gave Tubby Smith exclusive authority when it came to hiring his assistants, Jimmy Williams' lawyer tried to show Friday in the former Gophers assistant's fraud case against Smith at Hennepin County District Court.
38 people apply for Lasting Power of Attorney
SINGAPORE : Thirty-eight people have applied for the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) since registration opened in March.
Attorney denies Suge Knight threatened man in LA
An attorney for Marion "Suge" Knight is denying allegations that the former rap mogul pulled a gun on a man in South Los Angeles.