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Plaintiff's lawyer claims witnesses bribed to testify on alleged fraud in Dole worker case
A lawyer for plaintiffs seeking to turn the tables on Dole Food Co. told a judge Wednesday that the giant firm bribed whistle blowers to testify about an alleged fraud involving purported worker...
Plaintiffs' lawyer alleges Dole bribed witnesses
A lawyer for plaintiffs seeking to turn the tables on Dole Food Co. told a judge Wednesday that the giant firm bribed whistle blowers to testify about an alleged fraud involving purported workers on Dole banana plantations in Nicaragua.
Parks and Rec Attorney Says Department Has No Nike Contract
Defense attorney Stacey Jackson said East Marietta Basketball, Inc., does not manage any Nike sponsorship for Parks and Recreation.
Lawyer: Ex-DA chief may link Arroyo to fertilizer fund scam
The former Department of Agriculture secretary who fled the country four years ago may implicate former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the alleged misuse of multi-million fertilizer funds in 2004, a lawyer claimed on Thursday, saying the ex-government official is now sending feelers to the new administration but still insisting his hands are clean of the controversy.
Plaintiffs' lawyer alleges Dole bribed witnesses
A lawyer for plaintiffs seeking to turn the tables on Dole Food Co. told a judge Wednesday that the giant firm bribed whistle blowers to testify about an alleged fraud involving purported workers on D
Attorney general candidate meets supporters
Democratic attorney general candidate Dan Gelber spoke for tough penalties on economic criminals and for litigation against BP for the Gulf Coast oil spill, among other issues, to more than 50 supporters at a St. Augustine meet-and-greet Wednesday. The Miami Beach state senator took the stage at the Gypsy Comedy Club at 5 p.m., where he told audience members one of his biggest strengths in the ...
Arizona attorney general alleges housing discrimination in FLDS town
SALT LAKE CITY Arizona's attorney general has filed a civil rights lawsuit on behalf of a disabled man who was...
Former LAUSD lawyer to be interim inspector
The Los Angeles Unified school board has appointed a retired district lawyer as interim inspector general, responsible for overseeing investigations related to fraud, waste and abuse.
Plaintiffs' lawyer alleges Dole bribed witnesses
A lawyer for plaintiffs seeking to turn the tables on Dole Food Co. told a judge Wednesday that the giant firm bribed whistle blowers to testify about an alleged fraud involving purported workers on D
Attorney: Massillon teachers contract passes on two yes votes
According to district attorney Richard Horning, the contract between the Massillon Education Association and the school district was ratified. They had a quorum to begin business and the issue passes because a majority of those present and voting passed it, Horning said. Only two voted and those two voted for it, and therefore it passed. If you abstain, thats not a vote.
Attorney visits 14-year-old accused shooter in jail
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - 14-year-old Hammad Memon still sits in the Madison County-Metro Jail, charged with the murder of a classmate. So far, his attorney Bruce Gardner has been his only visitor since he was transferred there on Friday from the Neaves Davis Detention Center.
Review board recommends attorney suspension
The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission Review Board has recommended Ottawa attorney Melvin H. Hoffman's law license be suspended for six months for violating professional rules of conduct. The matter now moves to the discretion of the Illinois
North Salt Lake attorney caught in drug bust
Salt Lake City police arrested North Salt Lake City Attorney D. Michael Nielsen for trying to buy cocaine in a June 27 sting near Pioneer Park -- but those around Nielsen had no idea the arrest even took place.
Attorney takes on dealer's appeal
HOLLIDAYSBURG - A convicted drug dealer's appeal before the state Superior Court appears to be back on track with the appointment of Hollidaysburg attorney Robert Donaldson as his counse.
Lawyer will testify before city council
MICHIGAN CITY The lawyer who investigated Ron Meer for the Sanitary District will testify before the City Council this month.
NY lawyer: Russian spy case could be resolved soon
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A lawyer for one of 11 people accused of spying for Russia says their case could be resolved as early as Thursday.
Texas attorney general wades into sale fracas
The sale of the Texas Rangers becomes more complicated as mediation goes nowhere.
Lawyer: Secretary put CDT on order
BELLEFONTE Attorney Joe Amendola told three Centre County judges Wednesday that he didnt know his secretary added a provision to 45 expungement orders directing two newspapers to delete certain stories.
Crystal Mangum's attorney quits case
Crystal Mangum's defense attorney withdrew from her case after a court appearance Wednesday because he saw her talking to members of the Committee on Justice for Mike Nifong, Mangum said.
NY lawyer: Russian spy case could be resolved soon
A lawyer for one of 11 people accused of spying for Russia said their case could be resolved as early as Thursday.
North Salt Lake attorney D. Michael Nielsen caught in drug bust
SALT LAKE CITY He knows how undercover drug operations work because he's prosecuted people who have been caught in them. But now the North Salt Lake city attorney is on the other side of a case.
N. Salt Lake city attorney arrested in cocaine case
North Salt Lake City Attorney D. Michael Nielsen was arrested in June for allegedly trying to buy cocaine in Salt Lake City and then hid the arrest from city administrators. North Salt Lake Mayor Len Arave said he heard about the arrest Wednesday about 10 p.m. from City Manager Barry Edwards. Nielsen, a 44-year-old Bountiful resident, was booked into the Salt Lake County jail just after 1 a.m ...
Ex-attorney waives right to counsel
GALLIPOLIS Former Gallia County attorney John Lentes waived his right to counsel in the criminal case against him during a status hearing Tuesday in the Gallia County Court of Common Pleas. Lent...
Former resident seeks Attorney General post
Vince Rabago, who grew up in Douglas, turned in 3,500 more names than necessary to get on the August primary ballot for state Attorney General, but he told supporters it will still be an uphill climb to a November win.
New appeal by lawyer to free shot fisherman
A LAWYER will today plead for the release of a Bahraini fisherman who was earlier shot in the back after allegedly straying into Qatari territorial waters.
Attorney requests records on Taser incident in Painesville
An attorney representing the family of the man who was hospitalized after Painesville police stunned him with a Taser is requesting information on the incident.
Lawyer: Spy Case Could Be Resolved Thursday
NEW YORK -- A lawyer for one of 11 people accused of spying for Russia said their case could be resolved as early as Thursday.
NY lawyer: Russian spy case could be resolved soon
A lawyer for one of 11 people accused of spying for Russia said their case could be resolved as early as Thursday. Russia - Espionage - Lawyer - Business and Economy - Igor Sutyagin
CRANBURY: Attorney resigns from township post
CRANBURY Township Attorney Trishka Waterbuy has resigned because state land use law does not allow lawyers from the same firm to represent the township and municipal planning boards.
Select an attorney who has the experience you need
Most business owners wind up needing a lawyer at some point to help with legal matters. Selecting an attorney is an important task for a number of reasons.
Karen Irby rehires rejected lawyer
Karen Irby has hired back the Jackson lawyer she previously alleged had failed to represent her properly when she pleaded guilty in a 2009 crash that killed two people.
Academic lawyer named as next queen's representative in Canada
Ottawa/New York - Canada has selected the president of the University of Waterloo to be its next governor-general to represent Queen Elizabeth II, a news report said....
Lawyer for Yorktown guard says teen sex charge lacks evidence
YORKTOWN A lawyer for a correction officer accused, along with a town woman, of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl questioned the evidence against his client on Tuesday and said outside court that the girl was unable to identify the officer in a lineup.
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo guest speaker at Warwick fundraiser
Warwick - New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic candidate in the race for the Governors seat this fall, quietly slipped into Warwick on Thursday evening, July 1.
New attorney and engineer to be named in Mandeville
Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere is expected to recommend both a new city attorney and a new city engineer tomorrow.
Raleigh Lawyer Damon Chetson Warns: Protect Yourself Against Internet Criminal Charges
With the rise of the Internet has come internet-based crimes, from child pornography to internet fraud to copyright crimes. The Chetson Firm, a Raleigh criminal law firm, warns that this presents unique challenges to police, and to lawyers. A Raleigh lawyer who is not familiar with the technologies that support the internet - from peer-to-peer networking and file sharing, to encryption schemes ...
Judge plans to get tough in sentencing fake attorney
U.S. District Judge Christine Arguello told fake attorney Howard O. Kieffer on Wednesday that, given his 30-year criminal history, she intends to send him to prison for longer than is recommended by sentencing guidelines.
NY Lawyer: Russian Spy Case Could Be Resolved Soon
A lawyer for one of 11 people accused of spying for Russia says their case could be resolved as early as Thursday.
Lawyer claims exchange planned in Russia spy scandal
Russian weapons specialist Igor Sutyagin is pictured behind bars in the Moscow City, yesterday. Photo: AFP Moscow is planning to release a Russian arms expert convicted of espionage in exchange for members of the alleged spy ring arrested in the United States, a lawyer said yesterday.
Councilors, city attorney spar over investigation prosecution
City councilors said Wednesday that they want the City Attorney's Office to recuse itself from deciding whether to file criminal charges against Mayor Dewey Bartlett and his chief of staff for allegedly ...
Lawyer Calls Miami Rookie Shooting '100% Justified'
The police union and an attorney for a rookie officer who fatally shot a man during a traffic stop break their silence about the incident.
Karen Irby rehires rejected lawyer
Karen Irby has hired back the Jackson lawyer she previously alleged had failed to represent her properly when she pleaded guilty in a 2009 crash that killed two people.
British 'Red Shirt' to be released from Thai prison: lawyer
BANGKOK, Thursday 8 July 2010 (AFP) - A Briton who was arrested for joining violent "Red Shirt" street protests in Thailand will be freed Thursday after pleading guilty to violating a state of emergency, his lawyer said.
New attorney and engineer to be named in Mandeville
Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere is expected to recommend both a new city attorney and a new city engineer tomorrow.
Russian-U.S. Spy Swap May Occur in England Today, Sutyagin's Lawyer Says
Russian military researcher Igor Sutyagin , convicted of espionage in 2004, may be flown to England via Austria today as part of a spy swap with the U.S., according to his lawyer.
The state Attorney Generals Office to take over OWI boat death case
A lawyer from the state Attorney Generals Office has been assigned to prosecute the case against a Fremont man accused of driving a boat drunk and causing a crash that killed a passenger.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says University of Wisconsin hiring of Gov. Jim Doyles aide Michael Morgan likely ...
MADISON The appointment of Gov. Jim Doyles top aide as a senior vice president in the University of Wisconsin System appears to have violated its hiring policy, the attorney general said Wednesday.
Woman Lawyer Brutally Slaughtered To Death Inside Karnataka High Court
Agencies, Bangalore, July 08 A junior woman lawyer had her throat slit by an attacker inside the Karnataka High Court building on Thursday, causing consternation and panic among the advocates present there.
Woman lawyer stabbed to death at Karnataka HC
Assailant lawyer attempts suicide, being treated at a city hospital.
Lawyer Says Swap With Russia Is Expected Soon
An imprisoned scientist, Igor V. Sutyagin, would be likely be freed in a prisoner swap on Thursday, his lawyer said.