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NYC lawyer petitions for primary versus Gillibrand
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York City lawyer Gail Goode has filed petitions to force Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand into a Democratic primary. Goode conceded she is little known and has no campaign war chest as she dropped off petitions in Albany on Wednesday.
Disgraced lawyer to learn fate today
Disgraced high-profile lawyer Chris Comeskey is expected to learn his fate today after admitting professional misconduct charges, including billing the Legal Services Agency for thousands of dollars for court appearances he never made. read more
Disgraced lawyer Chris Comeskey expected to learn fate
Disgraced high-profile lawyer Chris Comeskey is expected to learn his fate today after admitting professional misconduct charges, including billing the Legal Services Agency for thousands of dollars for court appearances he never made
District Attorney wants crime summit
The Dougherty District Attorney says it's time for law enforcement and city leaders to host a "State of Albany Meeting" on violent crime gripping the community.
Lawyer Christopher Van Twest fights for Crown foreshore land on Nanaimo's Millstone River
A lawyer whos developing a decommissioned industrial site in Nanaimo has filed a legal action against the provincial-government agency thats empowered to adjudicate on land issues.
Wall St. Lawyer Joins Next Jump as I.P.O. Looms
Matthew L. Biben, a former deputy general counsel at Bank of New York Mellon, has joined the e-commerce and Internet advertising company Next Jump as its general counsel and chief administrative officer, signaling that Next Jump is gearing up for an initial public offering.
KC Attorney Named To Court of Appeals
Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson has appointed a Kansas City-area attorney to the state Court of Appeals, choosing him over two lower-court judges.
'Disgraced' lawyer Comeskey to discover fate
Disgraced high-profile lawyer Chris Comeskey is expected to learn his fate today after admitting professional misconduct charges.
FL Attorney General joins fight over AZ immigration
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Attorney General Bill McCollum has filed an amicus brief in defense of Arizona's immigration law.
State Attorney conducting inquiry into LP town government
Chip Thullbery, spokesman for the State Attorney's Office in Bartow, said Wednesday that investigators are conducting a preliminary inquiry to determine whether they should open an investigation into complaints about Lake Placid town government.
California attorney general sues US government to permit popular renewable energy program
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - State Attorney General Jerry Brown sued the federal government Wednesday, asking a judge to stop government-sponsored mortgage buyers from blocking a program that lets homeowners pay for energy-efficient improvements through increased property taxes.
NYC Lawyer Petitions for Primary Against Gillibrand
Albany, NY (AP) New York City lawyer Gail Goode has filed petitions to force Senator Kirsten Gillibrand into a Democratic primary.
Attorney General Holder indicates firms other than BP could be held liable for spill
Attorney General Eric Holder has indicated that corporations other than BP could be held liable eventually for the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
3 Services Offered By A Miami Personal Injury Lawyer
If you're a victim of an accident that caused personal injury on your part then you need the services of a Miami personal injury lawyer to help you out.
Lawyer Chris Comesky's billing aired in penalty hearing
Embattled lawyer Chris Comeskey has blamed an "inefficient office system'' for the over-billing charges that he faces being struck-off for.
MANHATTAN: Lawyer Petitions for Primary Versus Gillibrand
New York City lawyer Gail Goode has filed petitions to force Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand into a Democratic primary.
Gulf of Mexico oil spill liability could extend beyond BP, Attorney General Eric Holder says
Attorney General Eric Holder has indicated that corporations other than BP could be held liable eventually for the devastating oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Arnold Gold, The Register, via The Associated PressAttorney General Eric Holder was photographed...
Lawyer Gets Delay In BART Sentencing
The Los Angeles County court has set a new date for the sentencing of Johannes Mehserle.
Mich. attorney general files brief on behalf of 9 states in support of Arizona immigration law
DETROIT (AP) Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has filed a legal brief on behalf of nine states supporting Arizona 's immigration law.
Mich. attorney general files brief on behalf of 9 states in support of Arizona immigration law
DETROIT - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has filed a legal brief on behalf of nine states supporting Arizona's immigration law. The Republican gubernatorial candidate said Wednesday that Michigan is the lead state backing Arizona in federal court.
Former Portland attorney Michael Shinn begins serving jail time only after victim points out that he had not been ...
Eric Rhodes, who has pressed his case against Michael Shinn for years, called the district attorney's office and the Multnomah County Circuit judge who sentenced Shinn, telling them of the postponement. Finally, on July 9, the once-prominent lawyer who pleaded no contest last month to a first-degree theft charge went directly to jail.
Attorney general sues FHFA to save energy loan programs
California Attorney General Jerry Brown filed a federal law suit today aimed at saving energy loan programs such as Palm Deserts, which was suspended last week following opposition from the Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Tidbits: LiLo doesn't want to pay for new lawyer
Lindsay wants her new attorney to represent her for free, an insider revealed to Radar Online. Lindsay doesn't think she should pay for a new lawyer, period.
Yorba Linda interviewing for new city attorney
YORBA LINDA Wanted: Affordable city attorney with great resume and the ability to handle late-night City Council meetings. The Yorba Linda City Council has called a special closed session meeting on Thursday evening to interview law firms for the...
Attorney seeks woman named as beneficiary in will
SAN BERNARDINO - In 1947, a boy named Robert "Bob" Bratton and a girl then known as Sue Cooper studied and played together at the former Sturges Junior High School.
U.S. Attorney General Talks Claims in Mobile County
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met with state attorneys general from gulf coast states affected by the oil spill in Mobile Wednesday.
Lawyer Chris Comeskey's billing aired in penalty hearing
Embattled lawyer Chris Comeskey's misconduct charges hit home when his seven-year-old son saw him on TV and said to him: "Dad, you never told us you were a crook."
Lindsay Lohan Hires O.J. Simpson Lawyer Robert Shapiro
Lindsay Lohan has hired onetime O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Shapiro. The new attorney will reportedly try to eliminate or minimize jail time in favor of a rehab stay.
U.S. Attorney's Office honored
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina has won a national award for a program that fights gun and gang violence.
Law Society calls for lawyer Chris Comeskey to be struck off
A decision on the fate of disgraced high profile lawyer Chris Comeskey has wide implications for the profession, a tribunal was told today
Lawyer Petitions For Senate Primary
New York City lawyer Gail Goode has filed petitions to force Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand into a Democratic primary.
Lindsay Lohan hires OJ lawyer Robert Shapiro
Lindsay Lohan has reportedly turned to big shot lawyer Robert Shapiro in a desperate bid to stay out of prison. Shapiro, who was apart of the legal "Dream Team" which represented OJ Simpson at his murder trial, will ask the judge to the actress in a rehab facility instead of...
Lindsay Lohan hires O.J. Simpson's lawyer: report
Lindsay Lohan has a get-out-of-jail ace up her sleeve: she's hired O.J. Simpson lawyer Robert Shapiro, according to TMZ.
Disgraced lawyer Chris Comeskey suspended for 9 months
High-profile lawyer Chris Comeskey has today been suspended from practising law for nine months after admitting professional misconduct charges
Lawyer Comeskey suspended
Disgraced lawyer Chris Comeskey has been suspended for nine months.
Lawyer Chris Comeskey suspended
Maverick�lawyer Chris Comeskey has survived an attempt to have him struck off for misconduct.
O.J.'s Old Lawyer to Represent Lindsay Lohan [Miracle Workers]
# miracleworkers And now for O.J.'s old lawyer Robert Shapiro 's next trick: Keeping Lindsay Lohan out of jail. Shapiro is now repping Lindsay. His strategy is not to appeal her sentence, but to convert it into a stint in rehab. [ TMZ ] More��
Attorney denies John Stamos had fling with 17-year-old
An attorney for actor John Stamos denies the Full House and ER star had a romantic fling with a 17-year-old girl who six years later is accused of scheming to bilk him of hundreds of thousands of dollars by threatening to sell compromising photos to the tabloids.
Comeskey suspended for nine months
Lawyer Chris Comeskey has been suspended for nine months.
State Attorney conducting inquiry into Lake Placid government
Investigators with the State Attorney's Office in Bartow are conducting a preliminary inquiry to determine whether they should open an investigation into complaints about the Lake Placid town government, according to spokesman Chip Thullbery.
Missing Siesta Key lawyer's boat found in Gulf
On Monday afternoon, Siesta Key lawyer Christopher MacQuarrie left a voicemail for a friend to let
Defense lawyer points to other suspects in Florida murder
Attorneys on Wednesday painted different pictures of Mohammed Javeds guilt in the 2008 death of his wife in Lehigh Acres, though prosecutors have yet to present their most important evidence.
Choosing lawyer is next step for 'Barefoot Bandit'
MIAMI - The U.S. teen dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit" by authorities will cool his heels in a Miami jail...
Cincinnati lawyer leads Ohio Amateur by 2
WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) � Bill Williamson makes it clear that he isn't in the Ohio Amateur because he wants to see someone else's name etched on the silver trophy.
Attorney not so Set for Life
A disbarred Andover attorney was indicted yesterday in federal court on charges he failed to disclose he was living...
Complaint filed against attorney
The state attorney disciplinary agency has accused the former trustee of a multimillion-dollar trust fund to benefit St. Mark Catholic Grade School of being dishonest with school officials and not properly managing the fund.
Former Saugus attorney faces federal fraud charges
A former Saugus attorney hid almost a million dollars in state lottery winnings from bankruptcy courts and sold the rights to one of two winning tickets for $360,000 after filing for protection from creditors, prosecutors said yesterday. Bankruptcy - Services - Lawyers and Law Firms - Law - Bankruptcy Law
Attorney General Blumenthal coming to Litchfield today
LITCHFIELD Attorney general and U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal will speak at the Litchfield Inn tomorrow at 12:30.
Attorney suggests homeowners take city to small claims court
Rapid City may not have the legal authority to refund $1,000 indevelopment application fees to four residents of the Melody Acresarea, but it could be compelled to do so in court, the cityattorney told aldermen Wednesday.
In-House Lawyer Loses Whistleblower Case in Minnesota
Last month, after a four-year legal saga, the Minnesota Supreme Court denied attorney Brian Kidwell whistleblower protection in his wrongful discharge suit. The court, which took two years to issue a decision, found Kidwell was simply fulfilling the duties of his job as in-house counsel.