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Lawyer's Claims of Assault, False Arrest Are Dismissed
A New York judge has dismissed false arrest and assault claims filed by a lawyer following a dust-up with security personnel at a Manhattan court building. The judge said the case largely came down to conflicting testimony about the extent to which the court officer became physical and the nature and volume of remarks the lawyer made in response. The lawyer acknowledged that, once he had been ...
Defamation Suit Against Lawyer, PR Firm Tossed
A Georgia judge has scuttled a defamation suit brought against an attorney, his former firm and a public relations company over comments the lawyer made when filing an earlier, unsuccessful suit against an energy company. Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford found that the comments made by David Pardue, formerly of Hartman Simons, did not meet the standard of actual malice required to justify ...
Ala. Governor Limits Attorney Fees in Oil Spill Lawsuit
Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has limited attorney fees in lawsuits the state's attorney general has filed over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Under the executive order, the governor's office must approve of any legal contract offering compensation greater than $195 per hour or that has a contingency fee agreement. Riley said the executive order "protects taxpayers from getting ripped off by lawyers who ...
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Conway lawyer guilty of trying to hire killer
With friends, colleagues and former employees watching, Conway attorney Irby Walker was ordered to serve three years in prison after he admitted trying to hire someone to kill another attorney who once practiced in his office.
Norfolk District Attorney candidates spar over who has best experience for the job
Four seasoned lawyers are playing a game of politicians vs. prosecutors as they vie to become Norfolk Countys new district attorney. Three Democrats -- Michael Morrissey, Michael Chinman and Joseph Driscoll -- and an Independent -- Jack Coffey -- compared resumes and argued over the merits of their varied levels of courtroom experience at a GateHouse Media editorial board meeting on Aug. 16.
Lawyer hopeful Heats Haslem will be cleared of pot charge
The lawyer for Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem says he is hopeful the NBA player will be vindicated of a possession of marijuana charge brought following a traffic stop over the weekend.
Sebring attorney James McCollum Jr. dies
A large void opened up in Sebring on Saturday night with the passing of local attorney James F. McCollum Jr., as an actor, a director, community leader, Heartland Idol board member, March of Dimes event chairman, fundraiser, Community Redevelopment Agency commissioner, friend, grandfather, father and husband.
Attorney Charles Wetherington Jr. dies
Valdosta attorney Charles A. Wetherington Jr. died Sunday night of an apparent heart attack. He was 46 years old.
Challenger in city state's attorney's race raises more than $200,000
Jessamy campaign mum on fundraising totals; filing deadline is midnight Tuesday The chief challenger to Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy announced Tuesday that he raised more than $200,000, a figure that experts say should continue to boost the visibility of a race that has been heating up.
Attorney: Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem will be vindicated
The attorney for Heat forward Udonis Haslem, who was arrested Sunday after a traffic stop and faces a charge of felony possession of marijuana, believes his client was wrongly arrested and is confident the charges could be dropped altogether.
Laurents attorney asks for new trial
HANCOCK COUNTY The attorney for convicted murderer Leo Laurent claims his client should be given a new trial because of jury tampering and mistakes made by the court during the June trial in Forrest County.
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and Former Louisiana Attorney General Announce Investigation Into Corinthian Colleges Inc. - COCO
NEW ORLEANS----Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC announce the commencement of an investigation into Corinthian Colleges Inc. to determine whether it has violated federal securities laws by issuing false and misleading statements to its shareholders.
Warner returns to Scotts Bluff County Attorney office
Doug Warner returned Monday, Aug. 9, to the Scotts Bluff County Attorneys office as a deputy.
Facebook Partnership Is Proven by $3,000 Check, Lawyer Claims
The western New York man suing over claims he owns 84 percent of Facebook Inc. has a copy of a $3,000 cashiers check his lawyer says is proof of a contract with Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg.
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and Former Louisiana Attorney General Announce Investigation Into Corinthian Colleges Inc. - COCO
NEW ORLEANS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC (KSF) announce the commencement of an investigation into Corinthian Colleges Inc. ("COCO" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: COCO) to determine whether it has violated federal securities laws by issuing false and misleading statements to its shareholders. COCO shares ...
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and Former Louisiana Attorney General Announce Investigation Into The Washington Post Company ...
NEW ORLEANS----Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC announce the commencement of an investigation into The Washington Post Company to determine whether it has violated federal securities laws by issuing false and misleading statements to its shareholders.
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and Former Louisiana Attorney General Announce Investigation into Strayer Education, Inc. - STRA
NEW ORLEANS----Former Attorney General of Louisiana, Charles C. Foti, Esq. and the law firm of Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC announce the commencement of an investigation into Strayer Education, Inc. to determine whether it has violated federal securities laws by issuing false and misleading statements to its shareholders.
Terrorized
TO BE a lawyer has been my dream since I was in third grade. Aside from the fact that there was no lawyer in our clan anymore, the primary reason for that aspiration was my early exposure to injustice.
Bail request filed for five UDD leaders
A lawyer of the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship on Tuesday submitted a new request to the Criminal Court for the release of five UDD leaders charged with terrorism on bail of 2 million baht each.
Jenkins' attorney calls search illegal
MONTICELLO The attorney for Monticello Mayor Gordon Jenkins argued in Sullivan County Court Monday that troopers illegally searched Jenkins' home on Feb.
Magazine names Woodlands attorney one of Houstons top lawyers
A Woodlands attorney has been named one of Houstons Top Lawyers specializing in business litigation by H Texas magazine.
Walsh takes over as U.S. Attorney for Colorado
DENVER John Walsh began work Monday as U.S. Attorney for Colorado, the top federal law enforcement official in the state, after taking the oath of office.
City attorney seeks to block KC earnings tax measure
KANSAS CITY (AP) -- Kansas City's city attorney has filed a lawsuit seeking to block a November ballot measure that would allow residents of Kansas City and St. Louis decide whether to keep their cities' earning tax.
Attorney: Cutting emissions won't kill N.M. economy
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ATTORNEY CLEARS BOARD SERVICE FOR TOWN WORKERS
East Lyme - A legal opinion released by town attorney Edward O'Connell says that according to state law, town employees can serve on the town boards and commissions, except those groups that are
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.
City attorney under fire for crude e-mails
Pensacola Councilwoman Maren DeWeese wants City Attorney Rusty Wells fired for sending salty e-mails messages during a meeting.
Lawyer: Hit-run death an accident
The attorney for a man charged with capital murder in the hit-and-run death of a man in Smith-Wills Stadium's parking lot insists what happened was an accident.
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.
Defense lawyer quizzes state investigator in Waltham murder case
Souleymane Yacouba-Issa showed surprise when he learned he was a suspect in the murder of his daughter's mother, a state investigator told a Middlesex Superior Court judge yesterday.
Lawyer renews call to boycott Belo
Lawyer-political activist Argee Guevarra is once again calling for a boycott of all Belo Medical Clinics, Flawless Clinics and Belo beauty products following the much ballyhooed cosmetic procedures that the beauty surgeon to the stars performed on singing sensation Charice Pempengco. The abs-cbnNEWS.com reported Guevarra denouncing Belo for doing thermage and Botox procedures on the 18-year ...
Supreme Court Won't Stay $20,000 Fine on 'Birther' Attorney
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay $20,000 in sanctions against attorney-dentist Orly Taitz, a leading figure in the "birther" movement. Taitz was fined last year by Georgia federal Judge Clay Land in connection with her motion for a restraining order to prevent the deployment to Iraq of her client, a U.S.
Imposter attorney's sentence now totals nine years
Imposter attorney Howard Kieffer couldn't talk himself out of another federal prison sentence Monday and will spend a total of nine years behind bars for his schemes.
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.
Lawyer says Heat's Udonis Haslem innocent in pot arrest
A passenger in Udonis Haslem's vehicle told the Florida Highway Patrol that marijuana found after a weekend traffic stop on a South Florida highway was his.
Lexington public defenders get new office
Lawyer Chad Butcher used to have to bounce around from office to office, depending on who was on mat
Attorney should be suspended for role in fen-phen case, commissioner rules
David L. Helmers, a Lexington attorney who worked on the class-action lawsuit over the diet drug fen
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A lawyer has sought temporary release of five detained red-shirt leaders by offering bail of two million baht for each of them.
Clubs struggling nationwide, Cordillera attorney says
Copyright 2010 Vail Daily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Vail Daily Clubs struggling nationwide, Cordillera attorney says August, 17 2010 2:03 am MST EDWARDS, Colorado - Like every business, private clubs all over the country are struggling, says the attorney who put together the original Cordillera club ...
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.
Crooked lawyer stole thousands from victim of child abuse
A solicitor stole tens of thousands of pounds from his firm and clients including almost �6,000 from a vulnerable victim of child abuse. Martin Davy, 46, is facing jail after swindling more than �35,000 over three years while working in Manchester and Ashton under Lyne, Tameside.
Iran lawyer says stoning must stop
Iranian lawyer in exile in Norway, Mohammed Mostafaei, condemns the practice of stoning in his country.
Weinberger attorney asks judge for help
A motion seeking additional legal help for former Merrillville nose doctor Mark Weinberger discusses complex details of the case, including more than 14,000 pages of documents and the possibility of a transfer to another venue. Adam Tavitas, attorney for Weinberger, filed the motion Wednesday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond. He had asked for it to be sealed, but Judge Paul Cherry denied ...
Joe Jackson not treated with respect in MJ probate case: Lawyer
Washington, Aug 17 : A lawyer for Joe Jackson has claimed that his client has not been treated with 'dignity and worth' by the judge in the Michael Jackson probate case.
Lawyer: Mancao pressured to retract statement vs Lacson
MANILA, Philippines The lawyer of a former police officer who has linked Senator Panfilo Lacson to the November 2000 murders of publicist Salvador Bubby Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito claimed people connected to the fugitive lawmaker have been pressuring his client to retract his testimony.
SC lawyer gets 3 years in murder-for-hire scheme
A Conway attorney will spend three years in prison after pleading guilty to trying to hire someone to kill another lawyer.
Iran stoning woman 'will be spared'
Lawyer for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani tells BBC he is confident she will not be executed