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Randy Quaid Played a Lawyer in the Movies. Now, He's, Um, Playing One in Real Life
Who would be out to get Randy Quaid? Well, to hear the Vacation star tell it, he's been targeted by a vast conspiracy to swindle him out of millions of dollars. The actor is...
LA attorney to pay $1M settlement in mortgage service scam
California Attorney General Jerry Brown today announced a $1.1 million judgment against a Los Angeles-based lawyer who collected thousands of dollars from filing frivolous lawsuits on behalf of desperate homeowners facing foreclosure.
Attorney to ask for earlier trial date
While voters are busy choosing who replace former Mobile County Commissioner Steve Nodine, his attorney's are preparing to ask a judge to speed up his murder trial.
Lawyer gets 60 days for kickback scheme
A Santa Ana lawyer charged in an undercover kickback sting has been sentenced to 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to three misdemeanors, a county prosecutor said Tuesday.David Gonzalez, 47, who lives in Placentia, also has to pay $2,000 in fines...
Purdon sworn in as U.S. Attorney for North Dakota
Bismarck attorney Tim Purdon has been sworn in as North Dakota's U.S. attorney. Purdon was sworn in Tuesday by U.S. District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland in chambers at the William Guy Federal Building in Bismarck.
Macoupin County State's Attorney Vince Moreth retiring
CARLINVILLE - Longtime Macoupin County State's Attorney Vince Moreth will retire next month, officials said Tuesday. Moreth, 62, a Democrat, first was elected state's attorney in 1988 and was re-elected to his current four-year term in 2008.
Wyclef Can't Appeal Haiti Ruling, Says Lawyer
A ruling by Haiti's electoral council that disqualified hip-hop star Wyclef Jean from running for the presidency is final and cannot be appealed, a council lawyer said on Tuesday
Madani not involved in blast: lawyer
A lawyer for Abdul Nasir Madani has termed as baseless a Karnataka ministers statement that the jailed Peoples Democratic Party leader has confessed to his involvement in the Chinnaswamy Stadium bomb blast in Bangalore in April ahead of cricket match.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster asks Craigslist to remove adult ads
(AP) Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has joined 16 other states' attorneys general in asking Craigslist to drop its adult services section.
Lawyer for former Roxbury, N.J., church pastor says client cooperating with investigation
ROXBURY The Rev. Joseph Davis, who is the former pastor of St. Therese church, has been in contact with law enforcement officials investigating missing funds at his parish and answering their questions, according to his attorney.
Lawyer for former Roxbury, NJ, church pastor says client cooperating with investigation
ROXBURY, NJ The Rev. Joseph Davis, who is the former pastor of St. Therese church, has been in contact with law enforcement officials investigating missing funds at his parish and answering their questions, according to his attorney.
Columbia tax attorney guilty of conspiracy in $5 million scheme
Prominent Columbia attorney John Fitzgerald OConnor, Jr. pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and money laundering. The 63-year-old tax attorney could face five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Attorney: Man who shot neighbors in Deadwood didn't mean to hit anyone
DEADWOOD -- The attorney for a Deadwood man charged inconnection to a shooting that injured two neighbors earlier thisyear said his client believed he had no options and that if he hadwanted to, the shooter would have shot them dead.
Attorney: Meeting records may be brief
FORSYTH An attorney who represents the Missouri Press Association said Monday that Taney County officials are justified in keeping executive session minutes brief.
Columbia tax attorney pleads guilty to money laundering, mail fraud
A prominent Columbia tax attorney has pled guilty to conspiring to help a client launder and hide money stolen from a former employer, prosecutors say.
Florida attorney general candidate Benson's website hit with cyber attack
Republican attorney general candidate Holly Benson survived a cyber attack on her website on Monday, the day before the primary, but no firewalls...
Hacienda Luisita deal contrary to lawgovt lawyer
The Stock Distribution Option Agreement (SDOA) between Hacienda Luisita Inc. (HLI) and farmer beneficiaries deviates from the law that contemplates social justice, thus, there is legal basis for its revocation, government lawyer Jose Anselmo Cadiz said.
Tenn.-based FedEx sues NY attorney general over fraud probe, says state laws don't apply
NEW YORK - FedEx has sued New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) to stop his fraud probe into the speedy package carrier.
William Saxbe, attorney general under Nixon, dies
COLUMBUS, Ohio - William Saxbe, the fourth attorney general in President Richard Nixon's administration who served during the investigation of the Watergate break-in, has died at his home in Ohio.
William Saxbe, attorney general in Nixon administration and former US Senator from Ohio, dies
COLUMBUS, Ohio - William Saxbe (SAX'-bee), the fourth attorney general in Richard Nixon's administration who served during the investigation of the Watergate break-in, has died at his home in Ohio.
William Saxbe, attorney general in Nixon administration and former US Senator from Ohio, dies
COLUMBUS, Ohio - William Saxbe, the fourth attorney general in President Richard Nixon's administration who served during the investigation of the Watergate break-in, has died at his home in Ohio.
2 judges, deputy attorney general named finalists for Colo Supreme Court
DENVER (AP) A state appellate judge, a district judge from Colorado Springs and a deputy attorney general are the three finalists to fill an upcoming vacancy to be created by the retirement of Chief Justice Mary J. Mullarkey.
William Saxbe, attorney general under Nixon, dies
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- William Saxbe (SAX'-bee), the fourth attorney general in Richard Nixon's administration who served during the investigation of the Watergate break-in, has died at his home in Ohio.
Nixon Administration Attorney General Dies
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- William Saxbe, the fourth attorney general in the Nixon administration during the Watergate investigation, has died at his home in Mechanicsburg, Ohio.
Nixon attorney general dies
William Saxbe, an attorney general in President Richard Nixon's administration has died at his home in Ohio.
Truckie ''tormented'' by teen's death at Ballarat gold mine
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.
William Saxbe, attorney general under Nixon, dies
William Saxbe, a Republican maverick who became the fourth attorney general to serve under President Richard M. Nixon and presided during the Watergate investigation, died Tuesday. He was 94.
Lingam can contest findings
PUTRAJAYA: Lawyer Datuk V. K. Lingam and two former chief justices have the right to challenge the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry in 2008, which investigated their roles in allegedly brokering judicial appointments, the Court of Appeal ruled.
Lingam can contest findings
PUTRAJAYA: Lawyer Datuk V. K. Lingam and two former chief justices have the right to challenge the findings of the Royal Commission of Inquiry in 2008, which investigated their roles in allegedly brokering judicial appointments, the Court of Appeal ruled.
Attorney appointed for Daniel Fusco
A court-appointed attorney has been assigned to Daniel Fusco, the ex-boyfriend who Kimberly Mawson, who has been implicated in the death of Mawson's daughter, Jade. �
MT Attorney General takes aim at prescription drug abuse
Montana ranks third-highest in the nation for teen abuse of prescription pain relievers, and the state's Attorney General has a new approach to bring that figure down.
Former L.A. attorney settles charges over 'frivolous and phony' foreclosure relief lawsuits
Mitchell Roth agrees to pay $1 million in restitution to homeowners from whom he collected fees plus $125,000 in penalties, the California attorney general's office says. Former Los Angeles attorney Mitchell Roth has agreed to settle charges that he allegedly collected fees from 2,000 debt-entrenched homeowners with promises of foreclosure relief, but only filed "frivolous and phony" lawsuits ...
Report: FedEx Files Suit Against NY Attorney General
Shipping company FedEx filed a lawsuit against New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office over the probe into the company's valuation and liability policies for items shipped.
Lawyer's money laundering trial continues
WELLAND A former federal prosecutor who is facing money laundering charges told an undercover RCMP officer he knew they could get $10 million into a duffel or hockey bag. Sgt.[...]
MTAS Attorney Says State Law Is Controlling On Recalls Says Recall Group Would Need 15% Of Registered Voters
An attorney for the Municipal Technical Assistance Service (MTAS) says state law trumps the city of Chattanooga charter on recall matters. Sidney Hemsley, senior law consultant, said in an eight-page opinion that those carrying out a recall in Chattanooga need to follow the more stringent state law.
William Saxbe, attorney general in Nixon administration and former US Senator from Ohio, dies
William Saxbe, a Republican maverick who became the fourth attorney general to serve under President Richard M. Nixon and presided during the Watergate investigation, died Tuesday. He was 94.
Former L.A. attorney settles charges over 'frivolous and phony' foreclosure relief lawsuits
Mitchell Roth agrees to pay $1 million in restitution to homeowners from whom he collected fees plus $125,000 in penalties, the California attorney general's office says. Former Los Angeles attorney Mitchell Roth has agreed to settle charges that he allegedly collected fees from 2,000 debt-entrenched homeowners with promises of foreclosure relief, but only filed "frivolous and phony" lawsuits ...
William Saxbe, attorney general under Nixon, dies
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- William Saxbe (SAX'-bee), the fourth attorney general in the Nixon administration during the Watergate investigation, has died at his home in Mechanicsburg, Ohio.
Niixon Attorney General Saxbe dies
William Saxbe, the fourth attorney general to serve under President Richard Nixon has died.
Niixon Attorney General Saxbe dies
William Saxbe, the fourth attorney general to serve under President Richard Nixon has died.
Niixon Attorney General Saxbe dies
William Saxbe, the fourth attorney general to serve under President Richard Nixon has died.
Farewell: William Saxbe, Attorney General Under Nixon passes away
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO)� - Ohio native and Republican maverick William Saxbe has died. Saxbe, the fourth attorney general to serve under President Richard M. Nixon,�died Tuesday at his Mechanicsburg home.
Local attorney accused of theft of his client
An employee who ripped off her boss was supposed to pay up, but the money is gone and her attorney admitted taking it
Sheriff's lawyer: Lawsuit by feds isn't imminent
PHOENIX (AP) An attorney for the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says he doesn't believe a lawsuit by the U.S. Justice Department against the police agency is imminent. The Justice Department had threatened to sue after the sheriff's office refused to provide records in a civil rights investigation. Sheriff's lawyer Robert Driscoll and Justice Department officials met Tuesday to discuss the ...
MT Attorney General's office takes aim at prescription drug abuse Play Video
Montana ranks third-highest in the nation for teen abuse of prescription pain relievers, and the state's Attorney General has a new approach to bring that figure down.
Passaic attorney cited for contempt of court, disputes it
The defense attorney for a city man accused of domestic violence was held in contempt of court after a verbal confrontation with Municipal Judge Xavier Rodriguez.
MT Attorney General's office takes aim at prescription drug abuse
Montana ranks third-highest in the nation for teen abuse of prescription pain relievers, and the state's Attorney General has a new approach to bring that figure down.
Lohan lawyer's amazing, amusing attack on E-Trade
In new court papers, a lawyer for Lindsay Lohan claims that E-Trade's Super Bowl ad, which featured a milkaholic called "Lindsay," could not refer to any other Lindsay.
William Saxbe, attorney general under Nixon, dies
William Saxbe, a Republican maverick who became the fourth attorney general to serve under President Richard M. Nixon and presided during the Watergate investigation, died Tuesday. He was 94.
Olmsted County attorney finds six felons illegally voted in 2008
Olmsted County Attorney Mark Ostrem said his office is considering charging six felons for voting illegally in the 2008 election after investigating 50 alleged cases of voter fraud brought forward by a conservative interest group.