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Craig Wasserman, M&A Lawyer, Dies at 49
Craig M. Wasserman, a lawyer at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz , died on Monday. He was 49 and lived in Manhattan. An M&A specialist, Mr. Wasserman worked on many transactions, including advising Bank of America on its $50 billion acquisition of Merrill Lynch during the apex of the financial crisis in Sept. 2008. He also represented Terra Networks in its $12.5 billion acquisition of Lycos Inc ...
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.[...]
Attorney argues for new trial for teen convicted of murder
Edgar Concepcion Jr. was back in a Floyd County courtroom Monday as his lawyer argued why the Charles City teenager should get a new trial.
'Tormented' truckie who crushed workmate pleads guilty
A DEFENCE lawyer for the truck driver whose vehicle crushed to death a 17-year-old co-worker at Ballarat Goldfields told the Ballarat Magistrates Court his client was tormented by the accident. Robert Strucell, 37, of Smythes Creek, pleaded guilty to a charge of failing to take reasonable care of others in relation to the accident, which occurred in December 2008.
Son says William Saxbe, the 4th attorney general under Richard Nixon, has died at home in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Son says William Saxbe, the 4th attorney general under Richard Nixon, has died at home in Ohio. NY archbishop: Tone of mosque debate could hurt values New Yorkers embraced after 9/11 - The tense climate around a proposal for an Islamic community center and mosque near ground zero could put New Yorkers in danger of losing their sense of tolerance and unity, values they embraced ...
Perdue's attorney: Campaign made mistakes
Perdue's attorney: Campaign made mistakes - ASHEVILLE � Gov. Beverly Perdue�s lawyer says
Big M&A Lawyer Craig Wasserman Died Yesterday
Craig Wasserman, the M&A lawyer who advised Bank of America on its $50 billion acquisition of Merrill Lynch (among other big mergers) died yesterday. He had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor two years ago.
France's Evra to appeal boycotting suspension
PARIS (AP) -- 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.
Lawyer "not qualified": Judge defers resolution on Guadalupe split pleading
Saying that lawyer Julius Caesar S. Entice is not qualified to file pleadings, Regional Trial Court Branch 58 Judge Gabriel T. Ingles is suspending the resolution of a motion for reconsideration that Entice filed in relation to the move to split Guadalupe and Banawa, Cebu City.
Voters to pick attorney general nominees
Voters in Tuesday's primary elections will narrow the field of candidates seeking the Arizona attorney general's post.
Md. Malpractice Lawyer Sentenced To 5 Years
A Maryland malpractice lawyer who stole more than $1 million for clients has been sentenced to five years in prison but will likely get out early.
Missouri attorney general joins bid to get Craigslist to drop adult services section
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has joined 16 other states' attorneys general in asking Craigslist to drop its adult services section.
Attorney Terry Kennedy announces candidacy for governor's council
Attorney Terry Kennedy of Lynnfield formally announced his candidacy for the Democratic Party nomination to become the next Governors Councilor from the Sixth District of Massachusetts.
Lawyer, politico George T. Smith, 93, dies
EAST COBB George T. Smith, who is believed to be the only person to serve in all three branches of state government, died Monday night at age 93. Mr. Smith served in the state House from 1959 t...
Lawyer, politico George T. Smith, 95, dies
EAST COBB George T. Smith, who is believed to be the only person to serve in all three branches of state government, died Monday night at age 95. Mr. Smith served in the state House from 1959 t...
'Mr Loophole' caught out by the small print
A celebrity lawyer nicknamed "Mr Loophole" admitted today to being �5,000 out of pocket after failing to read the small print on a pet insurance policy.
Ask-a-Lawyer Phone Bank Tonight on WLTX
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The South Carolina Bar Association will hold one of their 'Ask-a-Lawyer' phone banks Tuesday night at WLTX's studios.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for close watch on election: lawyer
YANGON (AFP) - Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wants the Myanmar people to keep a close watch on upcoming elections and speak out if the vote is not free and fair, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for close watch on election: lawyer
Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wants the Myanmar people to keep a close watch on upcoming elections and speak out if the vote is not free and fair, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer: Norwood man in U.S to exonerate himself
Attorney Mark Sullivan says his new client, Rachid Jaffar, a Norwood resident charged with molesting a boy in 2008, protests his innocence.
Actress's lawyer: Reality star Klinko knows about sham marriages
The trial of a Mexican soap opera star -- accused of paying an American to marry her so she could work into the United States -- will also feature a star from a U.S. reality show.
New attorney defending Bay City woman charged with husband's murder
BAY CITY With her previous lawyer having recused himself from her case, a Bay City woman charged with murdering her husband has a new attorney representing her.
Well known Pueblo lawyer dead
Pueblo lawyer and community leader Tom Farley died Monday afternoon after a six year battle with pancreatic cancer. Farley was 75.  He was a politician, having served in the state legislature for several terms beginning in the 60s, and a community leader.  He was a current member of the CSU governing board.  He also represented Parkview Hospital in legal matters as well as the ...
Court asked to review case of Canadian on death row
The lawyer for the only Canadian on death row in the U.S. says the Harper government may argue on his client's behalf before that country's Supreme Court.
Missouri attorney general asks Craigslist to remove adult ads
JEFFERSON CITY Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has joined 16 other states' attorneys general in asking Craigslist to drop its adult services section. The attorneys general that they sent a letter to Craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster and founder Craig Newmark that says Craigslist has not kept a pledge to crack down on illegal sexual activity on the Internet. Koster said in May 2009 that ...
Attorney Generals Demand Craigslist Drop Adult Ads
HARTFORD, Conn. -- State attorneys general nationwide are demanding that Craigslist remove its adult services section because they say the website cannot adequately block potentially illegal ads.
Attorney generals target Craigslist
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has thrown in with some colleagues around the country into trying to pressure Craigslist to drop its adult services section. You know, escort services, massages and the like. They say it's just too hard to to block potentially illegal ads, so better just to junk them all. This sounds a little like dressed-up prior restraint to me. McDaniel's release: [ Subscribe ...
Myanmar's Suu Kyi calls for close watch on election: lawyer
YANGON (AFP) - Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi wants the Myanmar people to keep a close watch on upcoming elections and speak out if the vote is not free and fair, her lawyer said Tuesday.
Grand Blanc attorney Steven Iamarino sentenced to two years probation, six months house arrest
GENESEE COUNTY, Michigan A federal judge in July sentenced a well-known Grand Blanc attorney to two years probation including six months of house arrest, according to court records.Steven P. Iamarino had previously pleaded guilty to willfully failing to file...
Lawyer for alleged victims in Assange case denies Pentagon involvement
Rumors that the Pentagon or CIA were somehow involved in the sex crime accusations against WikiLeaks founder and editor Julian Assange in Sweden are "complete nonsense," the attorney for the alleged victims said Tuesday.
Attorney: HS principals rebuffed attempt to stop webcam monitoring
A lawyer in the webcam suit against the Lower Merion School District has asked a judge for a second time to have the district pay $418,000 in fees associated the plaintiffs costs.
Wyclef Jean's lawyer vows appeal of Haiti ruling
A lawyer for hip hop singer Wyclef Jean said Tuesday that the star will appeal to the Haitian courts, the country's elections board and even international election monitors in an attempt to be included on the Nov. 28 presidential ballot.
State attorney generals ask Craigslist to drop adult services
HARTFORD, Conn. State attorneys general nationwide are demanding that Craigslist remove its adult services section because they say the website cannot adequately block potentially illegal ads.
Wyclef Jean's lawyer vows local, international appeal of Haiti ruling
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A lawyer for hip hop singer Wyclef Jean said Tuesday that the star will appeal to the Haitian courts, the country's elections board and even international election monitors in an attempt to be included on the Nov. 28 presidential ballot.
'Mr Loophole' caught by small print
A celebrity lawyer nicknamed "Mr Loophole" has admitted being left �5,000 out of pocket after failing to read the small print on a pet insurance policy. Related Stories PC accused of assault suing Met Cameron thrilled by baby girl birth Price and Reid 'still in love' Probe calls over Claudy 'cover-up' Cameron thrilled by baby girl birth
WikiLeaks founder hires star lawyer over Swedish claims
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has hired one of Sweden's top defence lawyers ahead of a looming decision by prosecutors about whether he will face molestation charges, reports said Tuesday.
Wyclef Jean's lawyer vows local, international appeal of Haiti ruling
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A lawyer for hip hop singer Wyclef Jean said Tuesday that the star will appeal to the Haitian courts, the country's elections board and even international election monitors in an attempt to be included on the Nov. 28 presidential ballot.
Michael Douglas's Lawyer Tells Court Ex-Wife's `Wall Street' Greed Is Bad
Academy Award-winner Michael Douglas and his ex-wifes lawyers traded accusations of greed while fighting over the earnings from the actors reprise as the avaricious Gordon Gekko in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
As McCollum Looks at Governor's Seat, Next Florida Attorney General Has a Lot on Plate
The Republicans running to be attorney general for Florida have all promised to support the legal effort to block the federal health care program and support Arizona's immigration law. The two Democrats running are focused on rooting out public corruption and Medicare fraud.
Lawyer: Leesburg vet hospital lost dogs in past
Vet was sued for negligence after two other dogs disappeared in 2000 Kathy McDonald's beloved Labrador that she discovered was missing last week when she tried to pick him up from the kennel wasn't the first animal the Leesburg Veterinary Hospital has lost, a Lake County lawyer says.
Michael Douglas Lawyer Calls Ex-Wife Greedy in Court
Academy Award-winner Michael Douglas and his ex-wifes lawyers traded accusations of greed while fighting over earnings from the actors reprise as the avaricious Gordon Gekko in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
Lehman Derivatives Were Threatened With Liquidation in 2008, Lawyer Says
The Options Clearing Corp. threatened to liquidate Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. s trading positions in the 2008 financial crisis unless Barclays Plc bought its brokerage and took on the defunct firms obligations, a lawyer for the U.K. bank told a judge.
Purdon sworn in as US attorney for ND
BISMARCK - Bismarck attorney Timothy Purdon was sworn in today as North Dakota's 18th U.S. attorney
Omaha confirms interest in Clarett
A day after a lawyer for former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett said his client wanted to try out for a professional team in Nebraska, the team's general manager confirmed it. Rick Mueller, GM of the Omaha Nighthawks, issued a statement on Tuesday saying he wanted to help Clarett take "positive steps toward being the good citizen and solid family man that he aspires to be."...
Local lawmakers meet with state attorney general on illegal immigration
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli announced Tuesday that he has met with four Prince William County state delegates to develop legislative initiatives regarding illegal immigration.
Stanford lawyer says insurer should pay his fees
Lloyd's of London, which insured officers of Stanford Financial Group, says it no longer is required to pay legal fees for executives accused of money laundering.
FedEx sues NY Attorney General Cuomo over probe
FedEx Corp sued New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday seeking to stop an investigation of the company, arguing that his office had exceeded its authority.
FedEx sues NY Attorney General Cuomo over probe
FedEx Corp sued New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday seeking to stop an investigation of the company, arguing that his office had exceeded its authority.
Tenn. attorney general joins fight against Craigslist
NASHVILLE, Tenn. Attorney General Bob Cooper has joined the fight to ask Craigslist to remove the Adult Services section on their Web site.In 2008, the site's creators pledged to improve their policing
Omaha confirms interest in Clarett
A day after a lawyer for former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett said his client wanted to try out for a professional team in Nebraska, the team's general manager confirmed it.