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Lawyer blasts government handling of Tamil migrants
A lawyer representing some of the 492 Tamil migrants who landed in B.C. earlier this month has blasted the government's pace in confirming and releasing information.
Personal injury lawyer switches roles as theater teacher in downtown Rochester
Personal injury lawyer Elizabeth Hohauser is making a career change that will take her from the courtroom to the stage, where she will teach live theater.
SeaWorld: Lawyer Threatened To Have Family Appear On Oprah
ORLANDO, Fla. -- SeaWorld released a statement late Thursday night claiming that the lawyer for a family suing the company threatened to have them appear on Oprah. The family has sued the theme park after witnessing the whale attack that killed trainer Dawn Brancheau in February.
Sparta lawyer will raffle off his beloved '56 T-Bird to help fund crime victim center
SPARTA — Richard Pompelio fell in love with his fiesta red T-Bird in 1988, but soon the beloved classic convertible will have a new owner.
Attorney says workers comp director didn't get a fair trial
He says prosecutors withheld evidence from Blunt.
Ohio Attorney General Updates Forum Sale
During a late morning press conference Friday, Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray said his review of the purchase of Forum Health by Community Health Systems of Nashville, Tenn., is proceeding on schedule. Cordray said he is getting good cooperation from CHS, and if the review continues to go as expected, will be complete by mid to late September. In a filing with the bankruptcy court ...
Lawyer: More than 1,000 documents from early days of Nation of Islam found in Detroit home
DETROIT - A lawyer says more than 1,000 documents dating back to the beginning of the Nation of Islam have been found in the attic of a home in Detroit, the city where the movement started.
Lawyer appeals decision on Assange case
The lawyer for two women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Sweden said on Friday that he has appealed the prosecutor's decision not to open a rape probe.
Early Nation of Islam documents found in Detroit
A lawyer says more than 1,000 documents dating back to the beginning of the Nation of Islam have been found in the attic of a home in Detroit, the city where the movement started. Gregory Reed unveiled some of the artifacts at a Detroit mosque, including a rare 1933 signature of Nation of Islam founder W.D. Fard. Reed says the documents reveal internal workings of the group founded on the ideals ...
Terror suspect misses his family: Lawyer
Khurram Sher, 28, facing terror charges and who made his first court appearance Friday, is missing his family and hopes to be able to see them soon, his lawyer says.
Lawyer: More than 1,000 documents from early days of Nation of Islam found in Detroit home
A lawyer says more than 1,000 documents dating back to the beginning of the Nation of Islam have been found in the attic of a home in Detroit, the city where the movement started. ...
Fla. Supreme Court Disbars Attorney for Drug Trafficking
Despite former Florida attorney Noah Daniel Liberman?s rehabilitation from his addiction, the Florida Supreme Court has rejected suspending his license and instead has disbarred him for drug trafficking. Even after considering 11 mitigating factors, and that he has been drug-free since his arrest in 2004 for trafficking Ecstasy, the court held in a per curiam decision that it could not justify a ...
Attorney General's Office Offers Free Foreclosure Awareness Video
Terry Goddard, Arizona Attorney General The home foreclosure crisis has caused great pain for families across Arizona. Thousands have lost their homes to foreclosure and many more are at risk. And the problem is made worse by some unscrupulous companies and individuals who claim they can help consumers keep their homes, when what they are really doing is stealing money and making the situation ...
Appeal against Swedish decision on WikiLeaks founder's case
The lawyer for two women who claim to have been sexually assaulted by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Sweden said Friday he has appealed the prosecutor's decision not to open a rape probe.
Attorney General's Office Launches Criminal Probe into Broken Arrow Schools
The Oklahoma Attorney General's Office is requesting another audit into Broken Arrow Public Schools to investigate the possibility of criminal misconduct. Broken Arrow Public Schools  | Broken Arrow School Parent Upset Results Of State Audit Not Yet Public
Attorney for nurse accused of aiding suicides raises mental deficiency defense
Other motions to dismiss the case include free speech rights
Former attorney general cries foul over Somerville Planning Board decision
After the Planning Board rejected his client’s bid to subdivide and eventually build on Benton Road, Tom Reilly, the former attorney general, had harsh words for board member Michael A. Capuano, son of the Congressman. “Politics took over and they ignored the ordinance of the city of Somerville,” said Reilly in an interview after the Tuesday night hearing. “I’ve never seen anything as shameful ...
UN lawyer says Congo butchery resembled Rwandan genocide
Hutus in the Democratic Republic of Congo were butchered in a pattern of targeted, widespread and systematic attacks that resembled the Rwandan genocide, the head of a new UN probe says.
Saratoga Springs attorney admits stealing from clients, agrees to pay over $2 million in restitution
BALLSTON SPA — A Saratoga Springs attorney was convicted today after he admitted he stole money and real estate closings from clients in order to support a lavish lifestyle.
Tulsa Attorney Files Malicious Prosecution Claim Against The AG
A Tulsa attorney accused of embezzling money from clients has filed a malicious prosecution claim against the state attorney general's office. Read the claim
Saratoga County attorney admits to stealing $2.3 million from clients
SARATOGA COUNTY -- A Saratoga Springs attorney has agreed to pay $2.3 million to 19 former clients from whom he has admitted to stealing, according to the Saratoga County District Attorney’s Office.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing millions of dollars from clients
BALLSTON SPA -- A 47-year-old attorney who practiced law inSaratoga Springs was convicted on Friday of stealing millions ofdollars in real estate transactions from more than a dozenvictims.
County attorney Smith's motion for summary judgment denied
WINFIELD — A federal appeals court in Denver recently upheld a trial court's decision denying motions by Cowley County Attorney Chris Smith and two law enforcement officers asking for a summary judgment on a suit brought by a man who claimed his civil rights were violated.
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.
Dem lawyer questions Fincher's disclosure to House
A prominent Democratic lawyer is asking federal prosecutors to investigate whether Republican congressional candidate Stephen Fincher omitted debts and assets in financial disclosures maintained by the U.S. House.
City Attorney Herrera Announces Run For SF Mayor
SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera officially entered the San Francisco mayoral race Friday morning after sending a message announcing his intent to his Facebook followers.
ND attorney general says pharmacy initiative doesn't qualify for vote
BISMARCK (AP) - Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem says a pharmacy initiative shouldn't qualify for the November ballot.
Attorney: City, owners share blame for confusion
Attorney Jason Allen said he understands both sides because he's been a consultant for 11 years specializing in urban-use issues.
Attorney: gradual progress in rectifying bookkeeping, upload practices in recorder’s office
DECORAH – Winneshiek County Attorney Andrew Van Der Maaten said Monday, gradual progress is being made toward rectifying concerns with some practices in the county recorder’s office.
Attorney with Rome ties appointed to judgeship
Governor Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of Max Wood as Chief Judge of the Office of State Administrative Hearings to replace Judge Lois Oakley, who retired. Wood, who unsuccessfu...
Broward County attorney Jeff Newton: I quit
Broward County Attorney Jeff Newton gave his notice today. He'll be resigning the position effective in 90 days. Here's his resignation letter.
Attorney General's Office Offers Free Foreclosure Awareness Video
Terry Goddard, Arizona Attorney General The home foreclosure crisis has caused great pain for families across Arizona. Thousands have lost their homes to foreclosure and many more are at risk. And the problem is made worse by some unscrupulous companies and individuals who claim they can help consumers keep their homes, when what they are really doing is stealing money and making the situation ...
Defense attorney's rise to prominence
Cleveland defense attorney Rufus Sims has emerged as one of Cleveland's top lawyers for tough criminal cases.
Lawyer: Catholic Church Using Time Limit To Suppress Child Abuse Cases
The Roman Catholic church was accused Friday of using the legal system to suppress evidence of clerical sex abuse after a Jesuit-run school lost an appeal against a court ruling giving a former pupil the right to pursue a £5 million civil action.
Attorney accused of sexual misconduct has long history with state
Earlier this week, Action News 5 broke the story about a West Tennessee district attorney who's now accused of sexual misconduct.  But what's Terry Dycus' history with the state?
Lawyer: Clients Have Reason To Sue SeaWorld
ORLANDO, Fla. -- An attorney told WFTV his clients have a legitimate reason to sue SeaWorld after they witnessed a killer whale killing a trainer. The Connell family from New Hampshire watched Tilikum the whale drag trainer Dawn Brancheau into the water in February.
Attorney general cracks down on Internet child pornography
Using a new investigatory technique, an area attorney general targets prolific traders of child pornography online.
Nurse who encouraged Carleton student's suicide 'mentally deficient': lawyer
A lawyer for the former nurse accused of coercing an 18-year-old Carleton student into suicide is arguing his client was mentally deficient at the time of the incident.
Florida Attorney General Asks Holder, BP Claims Help
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum says he's worried that independent claims administrator Kenneth Feinberg is making it harder for businesses and individuals to get compensated for damages from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
New U.S. Attorney sworn in for Southern Illinois
Stephen R. Wigginton, a local lawyer and prosecutor, was sworn in Friday as the new U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.
New US Attorney for Southern District of Illinois
New US Attorney for Southern District of Illinois
Sena can?t find a lawyer for its Marathi matinee
Sena can?t find a lawyer for its Marathi matineeSena can?t find a lawyer for its Marathi matinee
Attorney in Saratoga Co. Pleads Guilty to Bilking Clients
According to the Saratoga Co. District Attorney, Patrick Reidy, stole money from real estate closings. Taking money that was supposed to be used to pay off existing mortgages. Instead Reidy admits he deposited the checks into his own account.
Nurse who encouraged Carleton student's suicide 'mentally deficient': lawyer
A lawyer for the former nurse accused of coercing an 18-year-old Carleton student into suicide is arguing his client was mentally deficient at the time of the incident.
Attorney forbidden from filing Michael Peterson motions
Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson has barred attorney Larry Pollard from filing further motions on behalf of convicted murderer Michael Peterson because Peterson says Pollard does not represent him.
Florida attorney general contest offers voters a vivid ideological choice
By Steve Bousquet, Times Tallahassee Bureau Chief Friday, August 27, 2010 If you're looking for a statewide race with substantive differences between the two candidates, your search is over. In the race for attorney general, Pam Bondi and Dan Gelber provide plenty of contrasts. They disagree on Obamacare, education, guns and vouchers, and they seem to differ on how to utilize the assets of the ...
Lawyer: Sunshine Law Violated Before Firing
Rutherford County's fired election administrator is firing back.
Florida Attorney General contest offers voters a vivid ideological choice
By Steve Bousquet, Times Tallahassee Bureau Chief Friday, August 27, 2010 If you're looking for a statewide race with substantive differences between the two candidates, your search is over. In the race for attorney general, Pam Bondi and Dan Gelber provide plenty of contrasts. They disagree on Obamacare, education, guns and vouchers, and they seem to differ on how to utilize the assets of the ...
Two of five lawyers leaving Garfield County Attorney's Office
Two fifths of the legal firepower of the Garfield County Attorney's Office are leaving the office soon, officials confirmed this week. According to County Attorney Don DeFord, attorneys Debbie Quinn and Patti Fredrick have submitted their resignations and will soon leave the office.
Paul Allen's Lawyer Says He's a Genius
You?ve probably heard Paul Allen is suing Google, Yahoo, Aol, Apple, eBay, Facebook,? Netflix,