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Lingam eyes day in court
PUTRAJAYA: Lawyer Datuk V.K. Lingam wants his day in court to clear his name of committing criminal misbehaviour as found by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the V.K. Lingam video clip in 2008.
Attorney general says many bounce houses contain lead
Attorney General Jerry Brown has filed a lawsuit against nine manufacturers and/or distributors of bounce houses, alleging that many contain lead.
Former Stamford lawyer accused of scamming client
STAMFORD -- A 39-year-old former attorney was arrested on larceny charges this weekend for allegedly pocketing more than $30,000 from a downtown business purchase the lawyer brokered in 2006, court records show.
Crestwood to hire lawyer to investigate property value
Crestwood School Board is hiring a lawyer to determine whether the assessed property value of plastics manufacturer I2M in the Crestwood Industrial Park is accurate.The board voted Thursday to hire Pittsburgh-based attorney Ira Weiss to research the acc
Lawyer Jeffrey Root faces new trial
WELLAND Lawyer Jeffrey Root, who was charged in 2004 and later acquitted of various offences involving conspiring and attempting to possess and launder proceeds of crime, is back in court facing a new trial.[...]
Attorney bills Galesville over warning ticket flap
A city official in Galesville, Wis., used public resources toget legal counsel for a warning ticket he received after lettinghis dog run around without a leash.
Can Outsourcing Help Improve Lawyer Job Satisfaction?
How would an outsourcing trend affect the practice of law? One possibility is that new law school graduates would face shrinking labor markets, but for those who get jobs, their work could get better, says Steven Harper, an adjunct professor at Northwestern University.
Former Montgomery malpractice lawyer sentenced to 5 years for bilking clients
A former Montgomery County malpractice lawyer who stole more than $1 million in client funds before he was cheated by an e-mail scam was sentenced to five years in prison Monday by a judge who called the case "a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions." Lawyer - United States - Law - Services - Lawyers and Law Firms
The Attorney-General says "Divided We Stand"
As if under a spell to do the wrong thing again and embarrass the government, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mrs. Betty Mould Iddrisu, has filed an appeal seeking to overturn the High Court ruling that freed the two principal organizers of Ghana's 50th independence anniversary celebrations, Kwadwo Mpiani and Wereko-Brobbey.
Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC and Former Louisiana Attorney General File First Securities Fraud Class Action Against CVB ...
NEW ORLEANS -- Former Louisiana Attorney General Charles C. Foti, Jr.'s law firm Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC has filed a securities fraud class action lawsuit against CVB Financial Corp. in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of the Company between October 21, 2009 and August 9, 2010, inclusive .
Weirton Lawyer Appointed To Brooke School Board
WELLSBURG - The previously empty seat on the Brooke County Board of Education is vacant no longer. For the time being, it is occupied by Weirton lawyer Mike Simon, who was nominated from among a pool of 11 applicants for the post.
Attorney General Firing On All Cylinders
The Attorney-General & Minister of Justice, Mrs. Betty Mould-Iddrisu, has shifted into the fourth gear and is firing on all cylinders as she seeks justice for Ghanaians in a couple of cases that suffered bogus ruling and judgment at the hands of certain judges recently.
Town judge, attorney trade places
Cavarello will succeed Judge Flynn, who was named town attorney.
Lawyer makes presentation
BINGHAMTON Paul J. Sweeney, a partner with Coughlin & Gerhart LLP of Binghamton, presented on public sector employee free speech issues at the New York State Bar Association's Continuing Legal Education seminar in Albany.
Lawyer Farley dies at 75 after a lifetime of service
Whether as a lawyer, a politician or a man battling pancreatic cancer for six years, Tom Farley will be remembered for his brilliance, humor and tenacity.
Lawyer: Hampton man detained in Turkey deported
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) A lawyer said an American detained for allegedly collaborating with Kurdish militants has been deported to the United States.
Town attorney: Funds to save historic school can't be put on ballot
YORK, Maine A citizens petition asking voters to fund $200,000 to renovate the Agamenticus Village Schoolhouse is not permitted by York's Home Rule Charter, according to a legal opinion from the town attorney to the Board of Selectmen.
Falmouth lawyer ordered to shut down practice
FALMOUTH A local lawyer is being asked to take down his shingle after an administrative suspension by the state Board of Bar Overseers.
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.
Former Stamford lawyer accused of scamming client
STAMFORD -- A 39-year-old former attorney was arrested on larceny charges this weekend for allegedly pocketing more than $30,000 from a downtown business purchase the lawyer brokered in 2006, court records show.
Pharmacist calls in lawyer after fatal struggle with intruder
An Auckland pharmacist has called in his lawyer following a deadly struggle with an intruder
Lawyer for disgraced Shays' aide wants mental health evaluation to factor in at sentencing
Michael Sohn, congressman Christopher Shays' former campaign manager, leaves federal court in Bridgeport in December 2009. Photo: File Photo / Greenwich Time File Photo
Nick Freeman �5k out of pocket after failing to read pet insurance small-print
The lawyer to the stars is embarrassed to find himself �5,000 out of pocket after failing to read the small print on his pet insurance.
Arpaio's lawyer to meet with Justice Department
An attorney for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office will meet today with U.S. Justice Department officials to discuss the federal agency's demand for records in a civil-rights investigation.
Judge rejects Vt. request to dismiss overtime suit
MONTPELIER A Burlington lawyer says several hundred Vermont state employees could end up being owed back overtime if a lawsuit against the Douglas administration is successful. ... - The Associated Press
Rob Moodie in court claiming right to sue ex-employee
Controversial lawyer Rob Moodie was back in court today claiming the right to sue a former employee, fellow lawyer Elizabeth Strachan, for defamation and seeking up to $1.1 million.
Lingam clip: Karpal says Appellate Court wrong
By S Rutra PUTRAJAYA: Senior lawyer Karpal Singh said the Court of Appeal was wrong to allow lawyer VK Lingam and two other former chief justices to challenge the findings of a royal commission on the controversial video clip which showed Lingam attempting to influence the appointment of judges. He said the High Court was right when it ruled, on Dec 12, 2008, that it had no jurisdiction over the ...
Lawyer quizzes Blackwater founder in UAE
Charges of weapons smuggling, defrauding US, unjustified force in Iraq, still haunt Eric Prince.
Attorney to receive awards for convictions
A senior county deputy district attorney will score a prestigious national award because he secured death penalty convictions in two high-profile cases last year.
Lingam, two ex-Chief Justices have right to challenge Commission findings
PUTRAJAYA: Senior lawyer Datuk V. K. Lingam and two former chief justices have the right to challenge the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry over a controversial video clip recording of images of a person purported to be the lawyer on the telephone, over the appointment of judges.
Attorney says Great Lakes waterways a 'carp highway'
CHICAGO (AP) A federal judge has set Sept. 7 as the next hearing in a lawsuit filed by five states demanding tougher action to prevent Asian carp from overrunning the Great Lakes.Judge Robert M. Dow Jr. heard from both sides during the first hearing in the case Monday in Chicago.Michigan assistant attorney general Robert Reichel argued the threat of Asian carp to the Great Lakes has reached a ...
Attorney: Exclude deputy's testimony
The defense attorney representing a Henry County deputy charged with perjury is trying to keep testimony his client gave to a special grand jury from being considered at trial.
Attorney General Miller sees serious issues at Iowa City trailer park
Iowa City, Ia. - The situation at the Regency mobile home park needs to change, said Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller after he toured the park Monday.
Attorney found guilty of wielding firearm
FRONT ROYAL -- A Warren County Circuit Court judge on Monday found a local attorney guilty on four counts of brandishing a firearm.
Mann lawyer asking judge for new trial
An attorney for Sangeeta Sue Mann, the wife of an Arkansas doctor convicted Aug. 9 in a bombing that injured the chairman of the state Medical Board, asked a judge Monday to throw out her two related convictions or grant her a new trial.
Mt. Pleasant attorney satisfied with Tribal Court ruling
Mt. Pleasant attorney Paula Fisher says she is pleased with her victory in Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Appellate Court on Aug. 16.
Former Stamford lawyer accused of scamming client
STAMFORD -- A 39-year-old former attorney was arrested on larceny charges this weekend for allegedly pocketing more than $30,000 from a downtown business purchase the lawyer brokered in 2006, court records show.
Brown backs Schneiderman for state attorney general
Mayor Byron W. Brown Monday endorsed State Sen. Erie Schneiderman of Manhattan for attorney general, lending a boost to his former Senate colleague in the crowded Democratic primary.
Attorney general should investigate mosque funding
Joan Brown Campbell has it completely wrong on the issue of the ground zero mosque, both when she calls the imam behind the project a peacekeeper and says that he has denounced terrorism.
Justice, attorney win board approval to swap jobs
Theyre trading places in the Town of Tonawanda. Daniel T. Cavarello was appointed a town justice Monday night, while John J. Flynn, who had resigned from the bench effective Sunday night, was named town attorney.
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.
Lawyer: Tumor, Not DUI, To Blame In Fatal Pleasant Hills Crash
The lawyer for a Pittsburgh-area man suspected of driving under the influence in a fatal crash says an undiagnosed brain tumor contributed to the collision.
Ex-France captain appeals WCup-linked suspension
The lawyer for former France captain Patrice Evra says his client is appealing his five-game suspension, the punishment for the team's boycott of a training session at the World Cup. However, the French Football Federation's legal arms say that the appeal will not suspend his punishment, meaning that he still will not be eligible to play in upcoming European Championship qualifying...
Franconias lawyer says towns not required to ban all burning
Just as the other 10 towns in the Northern Montgomery County Recycling Commission are doing, Franconia Township is preparing to update its recycling rules to make sure it meets the requirements to keep getting state recycling grants.
Welland lawyer faces new trial on conspiracy
Lawyer Jeffrey Root, who was charged in 2004 and later acquitted of various offences involving conspiring and attempting to possess and launder proceeds of crime, is back in court facing a new trial.[...]
Charges are dismissed against Hunterdon officials after Attorney General found 'errors' in case
Matt Rainey/The Star-LedgerHunterdon County Sheriff Deborah Trout, left, smiles as her attorney, Darren Gelber, looks over to her as charges against her, Sheriff's Officer John Falat Jr., and Undersheriff Michael Russo are dismissed before Somerset County Superior Court Judge Paul...
Millionaire leaves cats �25,000
A millionaire lawyer from the Borders, who died last year, leaves part of his fortune to his cats and to charities.
Local U.S. attorney generals office subpoenas McNeil records
The U.S. Attorney Generals Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has subpoenaed documents from McNeil Consumer Healthcare in regard to this years multiple product recalls, Johnson & Johnson announced last week.
Former France captain Evra appeals suspension
The lawyer for former France captain Patrice Evra says his client is appealing his five-game suspension, the punishment for the team's boycott of a training session at the World Cup. Patrice Evra - World Cup - France - Sport - Soccer
Lawyer for disgraced Shays' aide wants mental health evaluation to factor in at sentencing
Michael Sohn, congressman Christopher Shays' former campaign manager, leaves federal court in Bridgeport in December 2009. Photo: File Photo / Greenwich Time File Photo