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Claims Against Attorney
WASHINGTONOn July 13, the Litchfield Judicial Dis trict Grievance Panel found probable cause to look into a claim that local attorney Barrie Goldstein violated three provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct during her part in a child custody dispute.
GOP Attorney General Hopefuls (Video)
Two attorneys who previously ran for statewide office are seeking to become the first Republican since 1958 to be elected as Connecticuts state attorney general, an office that has taken on a considerably higher profile over the last 28 years.
Lawyer appears for Vader in court
Travis Vader, described by police as "a person of interest" in the disappearance of an Alberta couple, was represented by his lawyer at court in an unrelated case on Tuesday morning in Edmonton.
Tallahassee lawyer's suit: Rick Scott is 'a public hazard'
A Tallahassee trial lawyer has filed a lawsuit to obtain a Rick Scott video deposition in a case against a chain of clinics founded by the Republican front-runner for Florida governor.
Texas Attorney General Sues BP
If the disaster in the Gulf hasn't given BP enough trouble, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will. Abbott said the company illegally emitted nearly half a million pounds of air pollutants at its Texas city refinery for more than a month this Spring.
Chicago lawyer got $26,300 in expenses from state
The state Department of Administration paid one of its attorneys who lives in Chicago more than $26,000 to travel to and from his job in Madison over three years, an audit released Tuesday says.
Lawyer appears in court for Vader
Travis Vader, described by police as "a person of interest" in the disappearance of an Alberta couple, was represented by his lawyer at court in an unrelated case on Tuesday morning in Edmonton.
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and Former Attorney General of Louisiana Announce Investigation Into CVB Financial Corp. - CVBF
NEW ORLEANS----The law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and KSF partner, former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., announce the commencement of an investigation into CVB Financial Corp. to determine whether it has violated federal securities laws by issuing false and misleading statements to its shareholders.
Lawyer balks at request to speed up census court case
A lawyer for the Harper government argued against a request to speed up the timeline in federal court regarding an injunction to save the long-form census.
Ex-state lawyer ordered to get job, repay victims
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A Morgantown lawyer who embezzled workers compensation funds from clients has been ordered to get a job and repay more than $36,000.Monongalia County Circuit Judge Russell Clawges sentenced Carey Patrick Carrick to six to 60 years in p...
Lawyer says government has cleared Watertown man in terror probe
The lawyer for a Pakistani man arrested on immigration charges by federal investigators probing the failed Times Square bombing said today that the government does not believe his client has any ties to the terrorist charged in the case.
Lawyer Agrees To Work 'Grim Sleeper' Case For Free
The suspect in California's "Grim Sleeper" killings has brought in a private attorney who says she will represent him for free
Ex-W.Va. lawyer ordered to get job, repay victims
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A Morgantown lawyer who embezzled workers compensation funds from clients has been ordered to get a job and repay more than $36,000. Monongalia County Circuit Judge Russell Clawges sentenced Carey Patrick Carrick to six to 60 years in...
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and Former Attorney General of Louisiana Announce Investigation Into SciClone Pharmaceuticals ...
NEW ORLEANS----The law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and KSF partner, former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Jr., announce the commencement of an investigation into SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to determine whether it has violated federal securities laws by issuing false and misleading statements to its shareholders.
District Attorney: Family Dollar shooting justified
Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards said at a news conference that no charges will be brought against two officers involved in the shooting of a suspect in the Family Dollar store robbery in July.
Lawyer says killer just tried to fit in
Timothy O'Reilly is facing the death penalty because he wanted to belong, his lawyers told a federal court jury on Monday. "Tim was afraid and wanted to appear to be strong," O'Reilly's lawyer Richard Kammen told the jury. "He was lonely and ... wanted to belong."
Ex-WV Lawyer Ordered to Repay Victims
A Morgantown lawyer who embezzled workers' compensation funds from clients has been ordered to get a job and repay more than $36,000.
New defense attorney takes 'Grim Sleeper' case pro bono
Lonnie Franklin Junior's new defense attorney Louisa Pensanti spoke briefly with reporters after her first court appearance on the case on Monday. She told L.A. Superior Court Judge Hilleri Merritt that she plans to take the so-called Grim Sleeper murder case pro bono.
Attorney Argues For Lighter Sentence For Hospital Rapist
An attorney for a man convicted of raping an elderly woman in a Salina hospital says a likely sentence is too harsh.
Attorney faces assault charges
A government of Guam attorney is facing misdemeanor assault and family violence charges after she was arrested for allegedly striking and choking a woman she knows, according to Superior Court of Guam documents.
Judge rules against tax attorney
WASHINGTON A federal court in Kansas City, Mo., has permanently barred Missouri tax attorney A. Blair Stover Jr., formerly of St. Joseph, from promoting a variety of improper tax schemes, the Justice Department announced. In entering the civil injunction order, U.S. District Judge Ortrie D. Smith found that Mr. Stover for years promoted schemes in which business owners use sham companies and ...
Attorney representing Catholic Archdiocese charged with forging judge's signature
Attorney representing Catholic Archdiocese charged with forging judge's signature
Lawyer Agrees To Work 'Grim Sleeper' Case For Free
The suspect in California's "Grim Sleeper" killings has brought in a private attorney who says she will represent him for free
Lawyer: My killer client too young & dumb to confess
TRENTON -- A teenage murder suspects lawyer is arguing for dismissal of his clients confession because detectives wouldnt let the scared high school dropout talk to his mother after his arrest.
Lawyer Forges Judge's Signature For Charity
STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested a Stockbridge lawyer on charges of forging the signature of Fulton Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan and lying under oath.
Lawyer Agrees To Work 'Grim Sleeper' Case For Free
Filed under: News , Race and Civil Rights " Grim Sleeper " slaying suspect Lonnie Franklin Jr. will get a new lawyer who said she will work for free. It appears the publicity and notoriety that will be generated by defending one of America's most notorious mass murder suspects in recent generations is enough for lawyer Louisa Pensanti to represent Franklin. Franklin is facing 10 murder counts ...
Amorello in Worcester hospital, attorney says
By Sean P. Murphy, Globe Staff The arrest warrant for Matthew Amorello, the former Massachusetts Turnpike Authority chairman who is facing drunken driving charges, was dropped today after his attorney told a judge Amorello remains hospitalized. Amorello was arrested by...
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Alden Park Nursing Home Arrests
WTVO's Steve Stadelman interviews Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on how wanted criminals made it through the state's screening procedures and into the Alden Park nursing home.
Lawyer appears for Vader in court
Travis Vader, described by police as "a person of interest" in the disappearance of an Alberta couple, was represented by his lawyer at court in an unrelated case on Tuesday morning in Edmonton.
Attorney General Rules W.F.P.D. Does Not Have To Release Hastings Surveillance Video
The Attorney General's Office has ruled surveillance video from Hastings taken on the night of the shooting rampage in the falls will not be released.
Attorney for former Harrisburg superintendent says lawsuit grows more likely
The attorney representing former Harrisburg School District Superintendent Gerald Kohn said he is starting to prepare a lawsuit alleging breach of contract.
Lawyer Threatens WV Special Election Rules Lawsuit
West Virginia could face a lawsuit if it doesn't clarify its process for holding a special election for governor.
Waterbury State's Attorney subject of probe
State's Attorney John A. Connelly is said to be the subject of a federal grand jury investigation into his relationship with a prominent local defense attorney. For more information, click on the Register's sister publication, Connecticut Magazine.
State's attorney calls for investigation of police chief's actions
State's attorney says police commissioner wants 'rubber stamp' for department Jessamy questions commissioner's 'integrity and credibility,' says Bealefeld wants 'rubber stamp' for department
Attorney Confirms Former Holly Springs Fire Commissioner Gets Summons
Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright has announced he will hold a news conference at 3:30pm on Tuesday regarding "new issues surrounding the Holly Springs Fire Commission".
Lawyer: Candidate drops challenge in state House race
A lawyer for state House District 68 candidate Troy Zickefoose said Tuesday that Zickefoose is dropping his challenge to the July 27 primary.
Lawyer appears in court for Vader
Travis Vader, described by police as "a person of interest" in the disappearance of an Alberta couple, was represented by his lawyer at court in an unrelated case on Tuesday morning in Edmonton.
Attorney Seeks Lighter Sentence for Convicted Rapist
An attorney for a man convicted of raping an elderly woman in a Salina hospital says a likely sentence is too harsh. Paul Henry Parker Jr. faces a prison term that, under state sentencing guidelines, could be up to 51 years and eight months.
Attorney charged with forging judge's signature
Attorney charged with forging judge's signature
Florida Attorney General investigating South, Central Florida foreclosure firms
The Florida Attorney General's Office served subpoenas on law firms in Fort Lauderdale, Plantation and Tampa that handle foreclosures as part of a probe announced today into allegations of unfair and deceptive actions. The investigation has the potential to affect thousands of foreclosure judgments statewide, the AG's office said.. The�office's Economic Crimes Division is investigating whether ...
Lawyer: Father kept daughter's body out of love
Associated Press - August 9, 2010 4:45 PM ET SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A defense attorney says a man accused of torturing and killing his daughter kept her body in a freezer for two years...
State's attorney questions integrity, credibility of Bealefeld, seeks inquiry
State's attorney says police commissioner wants 'rubber stamp' for department Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy questioned the "integrity and credibility" of the city's police commissioner Tuesday afternoon, calling for an independent investigation into whether Frederick H. Bealefeld III has solicited votes for her opponent in the Democratic primary while on duty.
Lawyer: Client not tied to plot
The lawyer for a Boston-area man arrested in an investigation of the botched Times Square car bombing said federal...
Attorney General seeks rehearing in Warren Jeffs case
SALT LAKE CITY After watching the Utah Supreme Court toss two rape convictions against polygamous sect leader Warren...
Attorney charged with forging signatures
ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Stockbridge attorney accused of forging a Fulton County judges signature on several court orders.
Raw: Attorney Jim Earhart on Sypher trial
Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11)�- WHAS11's Adam Walser interviews Attorney Jim Earhart about Sypher trial.
Waterbury State's Attorney subject of probe
State's Attorney John A. Connelly is said to be the subject of a federal grand jury investigation into his relationship with a prominent local defense attorney. For more information, click on the Register's sister publication, Connecticut Magazine.
Attorney Argues For Lighter Sentence For Rapist
An attorney for a man convicted of raping an elderly woman in a Salina hospital says a likely sentence is too harsh.
Stockbridge Attorney Arrested For Forgery
� ���� Georgia Bureau of Investigation have arrested a Stockbridge attorney accused of forging a Fulton County judge's signature on several court orders. ����� Authorities have charged Lynn Swank with four counts of forgery, two counts of perjury and one count of theft by deception. Swank also stands accused of lying under oath after telling the judge her former husband forged the signatures ...
Washington Attorney General Hits Intelius With Fine, Injunctions
Well, it's official . The Washington Attorney General is one of the first government entities to do more than yell about post transaction marketing scams like the ones we've been writing about at Intelius for years now. A Consent Decree filed in the King County Superior Court in Washington requires the payment of $1.3 million in fines by Intelius. And they're also restricted from engaging in ...