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Council appoints Quinn as city attorney
The City Council chose Jannie Quinn to take the reins as Mountain View's City Attorney after she did the job on an interim basis for the first half of the year. by Daniel DeBolt
Macon attorney plans bid against Simms for judgeship
A Macon attorney has registered his campaign committee with the State Ethics Commission and filed a notice of intent to run against former District Attorney Howard Simms for a Superior Court judgeship.
WORLD TRIATHLON: A Des Moines attorney has embarked on a journey to bike, swim and run half way around the world
A Des Moines adventurer has set off on a journey to change the world Tuesday. Charlie Wittmack is an attorney, a dad and a motivational speaker.
State attorney joins records investigaton
The state attorney general
SEC paying $755K to settle with fired lawyer
SEC paying $755K to settle with former staff lawyer who investigated prominent hedge fund
Lawyer for Irvington man charged with 1978 teen killings in Newark requests dismissal, cites health concerns
Robert Sciarrino/The Star-LedgerLee Anthony Evans, 56, of Irvington appears in Superior Court in Newark last March. NEWARK Lee Anthony Evans, charged with killing five teenage boys in Newark nearly 32 years ago by luring them into an empty house...
City lawyer questions publicizing porn viewers
A Massachusetts city councilor's request to publicize the names of people caught looking at pornography on library computers has run into a roadblock the city's lawyer. James Timmins, the lawyer in charge of reviewing the request for the Quincy City Council, intends to advise Ann McLaughlin, Qunicy's librarian director, ...
Attorney: high-speed rail lawsuit stopped, but purpose served
A Sacramento judge may have dismissed a lawsuit that Menlo Park attorney Mike Brady filed last year against the California High-Speed Rail Authority and Caltrain, but Mr. Brady insists that the ruling is in fact a victory for his side.
Ex-attorney is 'dangerous'
A former attorney, who testified that he murdered his aunt on God's instructions as a sacrifice for Cape Town's sins, is a paranoid schizophrenic who should be regarded as dangerous, a panel of experts from Valkenberg has advised the Western Cape High Court.
CHESHIRE: Murder Suspect's Lawyer Calls for Closed Courtroom
A lawyer for a Connecticut man charged in the 2007 home invasion killings of three people asked a judge to close the courtroom during some pretrial arguments.
Lawyer, wife accused of stealing $2 million from veterans
A Houston lawyer and his wife appeared in federal court Tuesday, accused of stealing more than $2 million from military veterans.
Attorney general looking into mechanics of Byrd replacement
Click here to see a timeline, videos and more on Robert C. Byrd CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- State Attorney General Darrell McGraw is reviewing Secretary of State Natalie Tennants determination that a sp...
Attorney General candidate Gelber defends resignation from firm representing BP
At issue is Gelbers employment with a law firm retained by oil giant BP, and his resignation from the firm on Thursday. Gelber, D-Miami Beach, did not publicly announce his resignation until Monday evening, when Aronbergs campaign sent out a prepared statement calling for Gelber to step down from multi-state law firm Akerman Senterfitt.
ATTORNEY GENERAL BACKS RON MEER
MICHIGAN CITY The Indiana Attorney Generals Office filed a lawsuit against the Sanitary District and the city of Michigan City Tuesday, claiming that Sanitary District fired Ron Meer in retaliation for reporting health and safety issues.
VIDEO: Siegelman attorney confident of successful appeal
The attorney representing former Governor Don Siegelman predicted a second chance before the 11th Circuit of Appeals will completely exonerate his client.
Attorney: Security video proves Devine was not at Blue Jeans
An attorney for Blue Jeans Bar & Grill claims the man who hit and killed Cpl. James Szuba was never inside the bar that night.
County Attorney's Experts Reject Defense Claim of Camry's Mechanical Flaw
Mechanical engineers hired by the Ramsey County attorney's office to inspect the 1996 Toyota Camry involved in a St. Paul, Minnesota crash that killed three determined driver error not unintended acceleration was the cause of the accident. Minnesota - Toyota Camry - Sudden unintended acceleration - Ramsey County Minnesota - United States
4. Now The Star's lawyer gets notice from SC
PETALING JAYA: A lawyer of Star Publications (M) Bhd who accompanied a journalist of The Star to the Securities Commisson (SC) in its ongoing investigation of Kenmark Industrial Co (M) Bhd ended up himself being s...
Lawyer seeks Kwame Kilpatrick's deposition in Greene suit
Lawyers for the family of slain exotic dancer Tamara Greene asked today for a court order to conduct a videotaped deposition of former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Attorney General clears Lehi police of any wrong doing
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The city prosecutor says Lehi police are not doing their job, but tonight the state's attorney general disagrees. The attorney general's office cleared the police department of any wrong doing. Dave Clark, the Lehi city prosecutor, told ABC 4 police pick and choose who they want to arrest. He also says police would leave out vital information about suspects or facts ...
APNewsBreak: Lawyer for Kennedy cousin convicted in Conn. murder to plead guilty to tax charge
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - A celebrity attorney who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial has agreed to plead guilty to failing to pay almost $400,000 in taxes.
SEC paying $755K to settle with fired lawyer
The Securities and Exchange Commission is paying $755,000 to settle a lawsuit with a former staff lawyer who accused the agency of blocking his investigation of a prominent hedge fund.
Hasan's attorney unhappy with client's photograph
Photograph of Maj. Nidal Hasan taken by defense attorney John Galligan with his cell phone. Courtesy photo BELTON - Another issue that has nothing to do with the facts of the case against accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan is being trumpeted by defense attorney John Galligan.
Environmental attorney plans to fight fairgrounds fireworks after the fact
Just because an Encinitas environmental attorney is focusing his legal efforts on stopping La Jolla's Fourth of July fireworks display doesn't mean the Del Mar Fairgrounds will get off scot-free, he said Tuesday. Marco Gonzalez, of the Coastal Law Group who represents the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation, said the fairgrounds lacks the proper permits needed for its annual fireworks ...
Madigan sues Countrywide, alleging discrimination
Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Countrywide, alleging the fallen mortgage industry giant discriminated against blacks and Latinos buying home mortgages in Illinois.
Environmental attorney will take on fairgrounds fireworks after the show
The environmental attorney focusing his efforts on stopping La Jolla's Fourth of July fireworks display said Tuesday the Del Mar Fairgrounds will not get off scot-free if it proceeds with its show. Marco Gonzalez, of the Coastal Law Group who represents the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation, said the fairgrounds lacks the proper permits needed for its annual fireworks display, meaning it ...
Lawyer Says Cedric Benson Is The Victim In Assault Case
Cedric Benson's legal team has determined that now is the "appropriate time" to give its version of what happened last month in Austin, Texas , that led to Benson's arrest on assault charges. Lawyer David Cornwell released the following statement Tuesday night: "Late last month at a nightclub, Cedric Benson was asked to take pictures with some female fans. A man approached Cedric and objected to ...
APNewsBreak: Lawyer for Kennedy cousin convicted in Conn. murder to plead guilty to tax charge
A celebrity attorney who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial has agreed to plead guilty to failing to pay almost $400,000 in taxes.
Report: Video Calls Vick Lawyer's Timeline Into Question
Surveillance video appears to contradict claims by Michael Vick 's lawyer that the Eagles quarterback left his birthday party at a Virginia Beach restaurant well before a shooting occurred there, according to an online report. The Daily Press newspaper of Newport News, Va. , reports on its website that the owners of Guadalajara restaurant gave police the video Tuesday morning. Restaurant ...
AIG hires ex-Lehman lawyer as compliance head
Bailed-out insurer American International Group Inc has hired a former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc lawyer as deputy general counsel, overseeing global compliance and regulatory strategies.
Skakel attorney to cop to tax plea
BRIDGEPORT -- A celebrity attorney who represented Michael Skakel in his murder trial has agreed to plead guilty to failing to pay almost $400,000 in taxes.
Attorney For Burge's Alleged Torture Victims Talks
The Chicago lawyer who first revealed torture allegations against former police Commander Jon Burge isn't done yet, not by a long shot. He's hailing the guilty verdict against Burge but says it's only one more step to get justice for Burge's victims. He's telling CBS 2's Mike Parker he'll be back in court this week to make yet another legal move.
The Texas Bar Meets Online Lawyer Advertising
Since the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Bates v. State Bar of Arizona opened the door to attorney advertising in print and on TV and the internet, technology has posed new challenges to state bodies regulating lawyer advertising by requiring lawyers to seek pre-approval for ads.
William L. Taylor, 78; Washington lawyer, champion of civil rights
William L. Taylor, 78, a Washington lawyer and civil rights activist for more than half a century who fought discrimination on many fronts and was particularly dedicated to desegregating the nation's schools, died June 28 at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda of complications from a fall.
Lawyer: Suspect in Pike chase 'needs help'
The troubled man who was behind the wheel of Monday's Mass Pike clash with state police had clashed with staties...
Lawyer honors SW Kan. legend in musical
GARDEN CITY - Charles Jesse "Buffalo" Jones, one of the founders of Garden City and to whom the effo ...
Attorney named as new judge
Prosecutor Leslie Spornberger Jones will be sworn in next month as Athens-Clarke County's Municipal Court judge.
U.S. attorney general lands in Kabul for meetings
Source: Reuters WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Afghanistan on Wednesday to meet with senior officials about rooting out corruption and other law enforcement matters, the ...
Attorney General Travels to Afghanistan for Meetings With U.S., Afghan Officials
KABUL, Afghanistan, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Kabul, Afghanistan today for meetings with Afghan and U.S. officials. The Attorney General will discuss the Department's ongoing efforts to foster the rule of law in Afghanistan and how the two countries can build lasting relationships between law enforcement agencies and prosecutors.
Texas attorney general says school districts must allot money for teacher 'step' raises
Some that have adopted pay freezes will have to make revisions and come up with the extra cash.
U.S. Attorney General in Kabul to discuss legal issues
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Kabul on Wednesday to discuss rooting out corruption and other law enforcement matters with senior Afghanistan and U.S. officials, the Justice Department said.
Attorney General Holder arrives in Afghanistan
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Kabul Wednesday to discuss rooting out corruption and other law enforcement matters with senior Afghanistan and U.S. officials, the Justice Department said. Eric Holder - Afghanistan - Asia - United States Department of Justice - Attorney general
US Attorney General Eric Holder in Kabul to discuss legal issues
US Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Kabul to discuss rooting out corruption and other law enforcement matters with senior Afghanistan and US officials
Anderson council huddles with attorney on union, disgraced officer
The Anderson City Council met with its attorney for more than an hour in closed session Tuesday night, discussing union negotiations and a recent case in which one of the citys officers was charged with raping a woman in his custody.
Update: Lawyer for Don Siegelman calls U.S. Supreme Court order a significant victory
The U.S. Supreme Court today ordered a new review of the corruption case against former Gov. Don Siegelman and former HealthSouth CEO Richard Scrushy. "There was no basis under existing law for me to be found guilty of bribery," Don Siegelman said.
Hasan's attorney unhappy with client's photograph
Photograph of Maj. Nidal Hasan taken by defense attorney John Galligan with his cell phone. Courtesy photo BELTON - Another issue that has nothing to do with the facts of the case against accused Fort Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan is being trumpeted by defense attorney John Galligan.
US Attorney General Holder on surprise Afghan visit
US Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Kabul on Wednesday for meetings with Afghan and US officials to improve law enforcement ties and battle corruption, the US Justice Department announced.
Lawyer of Thaksin's daughter meet DSI officials
A lawyer of Pintongta Shinawatra, a daughter of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, met interrogators of the Department of Special Investigations to submit her financial statement.
U.S. attorney general lands in Kabul for meetings
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Afghanistan today to meet with senior officials about rooting out corruption and other law enforcement matters, the U.S. Justice Department said.
Television review: 'William Kunstler: Disturbing the Universe'
The lawyer-activist's exploits are detailed in a documentary by daughters Emily and Sarah on PBS. The lawyer-activist's exploits are detailed in a documentary by daughters Emily and Sarah on PBS.