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UNC hires attorney as consultant for NCAA probe
CHAPEL HILL, N.C.-North Carolina has hired an attorney who was a former NCAA staffer as a consultant as it deals with an investigation into the football program. North Carolina - National Collegiate Athletic Association - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - United States - Chapel Hill
Attorney: Zoners violated Sunshine Act in LM
Two days after he called in township police to remove a TV cameraman from a hearing, Lower Merion zoning-board Chairman Kenneth Aaron explained the action and said the board will continue to prohibit the use of cameras and other recording devices during parts of its sessions.
Attorney Questions Investigation Into Dog Shooting
A family is demanding action after their dog is shot and killed by an off-duty federal officer.
Attorney seeks dismissal of child abuse charge
Judge rules arrest of dispatcher justified
State's attorney: No criminal proceedings in death of Kingsley student
BLOOMINGTON -- No criminal proceedings are expected in the deathof a 13-year-old Kingsley Junior High School student who died ofcardiac arrest May 18 as a result of "horseplay" at the school, theMcLean County state's attorney's office announced Friday.
Lawyer: NY flight attendant wants to return to air
NEW YORK (AP) The fed-up flight attendant who set a new standard for quitting when he abandoned his job via an emergency chute apparently isn't as much of a quitter as everyone thought.
Chattanooga Attorney Selected As One Of The Best Lawyers In America
The law firm of Leitner, Williams, Dooley and Napolitan, PLLC announced that Attorney John B. Curtis, Jr. has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America´┐Ż 2011 in the category of Medical Malpractice Law.
Lawyer's illness delays Khadr's war crimes trial at least 30 days BYLINE:
GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba The historic war crimes trial of accused terrorist Omar Khadr has been delayed at least 30 days while his lawyer recovers in hospital. Lt.-Col.[...]
DA vows to curb fraud if elected attorney general
Dan Donovan, a proponent of honest government, hopes to be the states next attorney general. PHOTO BY PETER C. MASTROSIMONE It is often said that Staten Island is the forgotten borough, but all that may change as its district attorney sets his sights on filling the state attorney general seat being vacated by Andrew Cuomo.
Randy Quaid fire back at former lawyer for dismissal of his lawsuit
Randy Quaid and his wife are firing back at attempts by their former lawyer for dismissal of their lawsuit, which alleges he engaged in gossip mongering' by running stories about them on his Web site.
Boaz attorney to seek AG opinion
The Boaz City Council authorized a request to seek the Alabama attorney generals opinion regarding a question on annexations in Etowah County. City Attorney Danny L. Smith received authorization to make the request on behalf of the city during a meeting Monday night at the Boaz Senior Center.
Bill Vandergraph's attorney says he's not fit for trial
The defense attorney for Bill Vandergraph, the 72-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting his 4-year-old foster child says he is unfit for trial.
Cost of migrants is huge, but could pay off: lawyer
An immigration lawyer says that the Sri Lankan migrants onboard the MV Sun Sea will cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars -- but that investment in the new arrivals just might pay off.
Lawyers illness delays Khadr trial for a month
Unexpected hiatus provides more time for a plea bargain, Canadian law professor says
California Attorney General Asks Appeals Court to Allow Gay Weddings
California's attorney general says same-sex weddings should be allowed immediately, after a federal judge ruled the state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional. Attorney General Jerry Brown urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to lift the ban while it considers an appeal in the case.
Beloit Lawyer Disbarred
A Beloit lawyer can no longer serve in Wisconsin after being disbarred by the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Acid attack on lawyer shocks bar members
KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Bar was shocked at the news of the attack on lawyer, Chong Ket Vui, who was splashed with a liquid believed to be acid by two men on a motorcycle on Thursday.
Calif. Attorney General, Couples Urge Speedy Return to Gay Marriages
Attorney General Jerry Brown and lawyers for two couples who successfully sued to strike down California's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal appeals court late Friday to waste no time in allowing gay marriages to resume in the state.
NATION DIGEST: Guantanamo detainee's trial suspended after lawyer falls ill; South Carolina Senate candidate faces ...
NATION DIGEST: Guantanamo detainee's trial suspended after lawyer falls ill; South Carolina Senate candidate faces charges.
Attorney General Jerry Brown urges speedy return to gay marriages
SAN FRANCISCO - Attorney General Jerry Brown urged a federal appeals court Friday to waste no time in allowing...
Lawyer's illness delays war crimes trial of Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr
The war crimes trial of a young Canadian detainee will be halted for at least 30 days while his lawyer is treated in the United States for complications from recent gallbladder surgery. Omar Khadr - War crime - United States - Warfare and Conflict - Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
Attorney in burned-body case turns back challenge
Prosecutors don't want dual representation to become grounds for appeal
Lawyer hopes to find buyer for cemetery´┐Ż
The receiver handling the management and sale of Fairlawn Burial Park and Heritage Funeral Home indi ...
Attorney's Warn Local Farmers Of Discrimination Against Hispanics
ALICE - A group of attorneys made a stop in south Texas Friday, to try and educate local Hispanic farmers about a class-action discrimination lawsuit. The case against the U.S. Department of Agriculture claims loan officers denied applications from Hispanics based on race. The claims go back at least a decade. The government has offered a settlement that would give Hispanic farmer's $1.33 ...
Erie County District Attorney to review police shooting
Correction Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri's full name and title were omitted from earlier versions of this story.
UNC hires lawyer
The University of North Carolina has hired a lawyer who used to work for the NCAA to advise the school while the NCAA investigates the Tar Heels football program.
Attorney requests DA investigate 2009 Woods death
District Attorney David Heckler pointed out that the fault standards for civil lawsuits are less stringent than in criminal cases.
Lawyer Transitions: The Art of Negotiation
If successful, negotiations concerning a job offer are only the beginning of a relationship with your new employer, note consultants Valerie Fontaine and Roberta Kass. They discuss how to set the right tone, figuring out your negotiation power and what you should know before you begin.
Lawyer Admits to Attempting $11 Million Shakedown
A now-broke businessman who claims a role in the Smurfs cartoon empire has admitted he threatened to destroy his son-in-law's professional stature as part of an $11 million shakedown. Stuart R. Ross, a non-practicing lawyer, pleaded guilty to attempted grand larceny, acknowledging he demanded $5.5 million to cease threats to ruin David S. Blitzer's career at The Blackstone Group, a financial ...
Attorney; Kane board can sue officials who go over budget
The Kane County Board can sue elected officials who blow their budget, and may choose to do so after three years of trying to address cost overruns with little success.
Wisconsin Attorney General race between Hassett and Van Hollen pivots on role of office
There's a reason state attorney general is an elected partisan position: However much anyone tries to deny it, political ideology is key to how the job gets done. But oh, how they try to deny it.
Attorney General orders XM Brands to cease-and-desist in North Dakota
North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued a cease-and-desist order Friday for XM Brands and its principal Kenneth Jacobi of Hollywood, Fla.
Lawyer calls for abolition of schizophrenic DENR
A noted lawyer is calling for the abolition of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, charging that it is suffering from institutional schizophrenia.
Deputy County Attorney files complaint
Deputy County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon is asking for $10 million in damages, saying she has been made a political pawn by Interim County Attorney Rick Romley.
Hall County attorney: New budget is very likely unsustainable
Hall County Attorney Mark Young has a good news/bad news message for the Hall County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.
Coppell city attorney releases procurement card report
Coppell City Attorney Robert Hager has completed his investigation regarding purchases made on a city procurement card by former Mayor Jayne Peters. The report concludes that $7,827.72 was charged to the card, for which the city had not received reimbursements or receipts.
Lawyer says Mancao one of Dacer family's witnesses
MANILA (PNA) The legal counsel of the daughters of slain publicist Salvador "Bubby" Dacer said on Saturday that former Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force (PAOCTF) Senior Supt. Cesar Mancao is one of the witnesses helping them prosecute the 10-year-old double-murder and kidnapping case filed against Senator Panfilo "Ping" Lacson. Atty. Demetrio Custodio, Dacer family lawyer, stressed ...
Attorney says Covic was extorted
MEDINA The attorney for a Brunswick teacher accused of having sexual contact with two 14-year-old male students claims one of them tried to extort her. Kelly Covic, 36, pleaded not guilty in June to three counts of sexual battery, third-degree felonies. The indictment alleges the crimes happened between May 1 and June 30, 2009. The Edwards [...]
Obituary: Much-praised lawyer was also an avid bicyclist and mountaineer
Anne J. Schneider, a trailblazing lawyer who nurtured a love of nature as a conservationist, an international mountain climber and an authority on California water law, died July 30 of ovarian cancer, her family said. She was 62.
Attorney general calls for meeting on bonds
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said he has asked Gov. Haley Barbour and State Treasurer Tate Reeves to call a special meeting of the State Bond Commission to approve $6 million in state bonds for a water project in downtown Jackson.
Alabama Attorney Applauds Cities Passing Bans On Texting While Driving
The number of Alabama cities that have banned texting while driving shows a recognition that using hand-held devices behind the wheel is a dangerous distraction, Birmingham personal injury attorney Keith T. Belt Jr. says.
District attorney, NEWS take over victim services
The Napa County District Attorneys office and Napa Emergency Womens Services are now collaborating to serve all victims of crime from the initial contact through the criminal justice system.
Tuscaloosa attorney competing in Shes Got the Look on TV Land
As a former Mrs. America, Tuscaloosa attorney Julie Love Templeton is used to smiling for the camera.
Lawyer's illness delays Khadr's war crimes trial at least 30 days BYLINE:
GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba The historic war crimes trial of accused terrorist Omar Khadr has been delayed at least 30 days while his lawyer recovers in hospital. Lt.-Col.[...]
Wis. court disbars lawyer who abandoned clients
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court has disbarred a Beloit lawyer who abandoned some of his clients, was routinely dishonest and violated numerous rules governing attorneys conduct.
Gov. Bob Riley, Attorney General Troy King trade jabs over BP lawsuits
Gov. Bob Riley has issued an executive order that restricts Attorney General Troy King's ability to hire private lawyers to represent the state in its litigation against BP, a move that rekindled a long-running feud between the governor and the state's top lawyer.
California attorney general, gay couples, ask appeals court to reject same-sex marriage delay
The attorneys who successfully sued to strike down California's same-sex marriage ban have joined state Attorney General Jerry Brown in urging a federal appeals court to quickly allow gay marriages to resume in the state.
Vandals damage slats on attorney's window
The outside of attorney George Ford's private office has been vandalized again.
DA vows to curb fraud if elected attorney general
Dan Donovan, a proponent of honest government, hopes to be the states next attorney general. PHOTO BY PETER C. MASTROSIMONE It is often said that Staten Island is the forgotten borough, but all that may change as its district attorney sets his sights on filling the state attorney general seat being vacated by Andrew Cuomo.
LL attorney Ted Raff remembered as soft-hearted curmudgeon
Los Lunas attorney Theodore L. Raff made a sudden exit from this world on Aug. 5, the victim of a stroke just weeks before his 77th birthday.