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Respected attorney Freed dies at 80
Stanley Freed, an attorney who was described by his colleagues as having an extraordinary work ethic, passed away Saturday due to health complications.
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Egg Lawsuit Filed by Attorney Fred Pritzker
MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Egg lawsuit for $100,000 filed in Minnesota by Attorney Fred Pritzker. The lawsuit was filed against Quality Egg LLC (Wright County Egg), Hillandale Farms of Iowa, Inc. and DAVI, Inc (Mi Rancho).
Lower Merion School District ordered to pay plaintiff's lawyer $260,000
A federal judge Monday ordered the Lower Merion School District to pay about $260,000 now - and potentially much more later - to the lawyer who brought the lawsuit over the district's webcam monitoring.
Tulsa judge may remove defense lawyer in Neal Sweeney case
A judge who conducted a hearing on legal representation in the Neal Sweeney murder case Monday took under advisement a defense lawyer's request to disqualify the attorney representing a co-defendant.
Lawyer criticizes comments by Petit, survivor in Cheshire home invasion
NEW HAVEN — Amid arguments today in Superior Court over freedom of the press vs. Steven J. Hayes’ right to a fair trial in the Cheshire triple homicide, one of Hayes’ attorneys objected to survivor Dr. William Petit Jr. holding “press conferences” while a gag order is in place.
Lower Merion School District ordered to pay plaintiff's lawyer $260,000
A federal judge Monday ordered the Lower Merion School District to pay about $260,000 now - and potentially much more later - to the lawyer who brought the lawsuit over the district's webcam monitoring.
Attorney General asks 'medical expert' to review nursing home injury case
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway 's staff is asking "a medical expert" to review
Lawyer charged in fatal accident Lawyer charged in fatal accident
BELCHERTOWN - A lawyer accused of killing a 22-year-old while driving drunk will be subject to a curfew, is banned from driving and must pay $10,000 bail while awaiting trial.
Lawyer charged in fatal accident Lawyer charged in fatal accident
BELCHERTOWN - A lawyer accused of killing a 22-year-old while driving drunk will be subject to a curfew, is banned from driving and must pay $10,000 bail while awaiting trial.
Muslim cabbie-stabber Michael Enright indicted
The lawyer for accused cabbie-stabber Michael Enright threw a wrench in the hate case Monday by claiming a reporter snuck at peek at a defense file in the case.
Vt lawyer crash case under review
A Killington lawyer facing jail time for lying about his role in a traffic accident goes before the state’s highest court Thursday in a bid to have his convictions thrown out. ...
Lawyer criticizes comments by Petit, survivor in Cheshire home invasion
NEW HAVEN — Amid arguments today in Superior Court over freedom of the press vs. Steven J. Hayes’ right to a fair trial in the Cheshire triple homicide, one of Hayes’ attorneys objected to survivor Dr. William Petit Jr. holding “press conferences” while a gag order is in place.
Lawyer charged in fatal accident Lawyer charged in fatal accident
BELCHERTOWN - A lawyer accused of killing a 22-year-old while driving drunk will be subject to a curfew, is banned from driving and must pay $10,000 bail while awaiting trial.
Woman accused of smuggling a gun into courthouse gets new lawyer
A woman accused of bringing a gun into Texarkana’s downtown federal building in January is getting a new lawyer. Last week Texarkana attorney John Stroud filed a motion asking to be released as Victoria Fields’ court appointed counsel.
Retired defense attorney arrested for allegedly trafficking drugs
A retired Illinois defense attorney has been arrested for allegedly trying to traffic heroin into the U.S. Federal Penitentiary at Terre Haute on Saturday.
Treason charges proposed in cricket fixing case
A lawyer has called for treason charges to be laid against any Pakistan player found guilty in cricket's latest match-fixing investigation. Ishtiaq Ahmed Chaudhry tells the Associated Press he was deeply hurt after a British newspaper alleged Pakistan bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were paid to deliberately bowl no-balls during last week's fourth test against England.
Democrat attorney in the running for Dutchess County judge
POUGHKEEPSIE – Former Dutchess County assistant district attorney Marco Caviglia is running for one of two county court judgeships on the November ballot. Caviglia, a Democrat, joins three Republicans who have announced for the seat.
PlayStation lawsuit first of many, says lawyer
Sony's PlayStation 3 mod chip lawsuit could be just the first of many gaming giant-initiated cases in Australia, according to a lawyer who defended a client against Nintendo in a similar case earlier this year. Sony’s PlayStation 3 mod chip lawsuit could be just the first of many gaming giant-initiated cases in Australia, according to a lawyer who defended a client against Nintendo in a similar ...
Attorney general candidate David Leyton says he is a "centrist"
If David Leyton is elected as Michigan's next attorney general, he said his first official action would be to dismiss the state's pending lawsuit against federal health-care reform.
Attorney General's ruling puts Whitman's First Baptist Church in a bind
The state Attorney General’s office has withdrawn its earlier approval to allow the dissolution of the First Baptist Church of Whitman Inc. since it still owes the town $2,473 in property taxes.
WikiLeaks Founder Questioned by Police
STOCKHOLM -- The lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his client has been questioned by Swedish police regarding allegations of molestation.
Attorney reviews Hilltop development proposal in Cedar Grove
The Cedar Grove Township Council will invite representatives from developer K. Hovnanian and the Essex County Executive to the next public meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 13 to get further clarification on the pending offer from the developer to construct a 464-unit housing complex on parcel five of the Hilltop property, the site of the old county psychiatric hospital.
Judge: Pa. school district must pay $260,000 to family's lawyer in laptop spying case
A federal judge says a suburban Philadelphia school district embroiled in a laptop spying scandal must pay a family's lawyer about $260,000.
Auto insurance reforms cut benefits, says lawyer
The province's new auto insurance reforms take effect Wednesday will be detrimental for consumers, says a Toronto personal injury lawyer. Some consumers will be too confused by the jargon of the 41 new legislative reforms, they won't know how to ensure they get the coverage they need.[...]
Lawyer warns of sue threat in team orders row
With Ferrari's actions in this year's German Grand Prix due to come under greater scrutiny in little over a week, legal experts have warned the Italian team's rivals that attempting to meddle in the outcome of a race could land them in court. Although the threat may be largely confined to the British teams - and eight of the twelve current participants are based in the UK - Jonathan Lux of legal ...
Judge: Pa. school district must pay $260,000 to family's lawyer in laptop spying case
PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge says a suburban Philadelphia school district embroiled in a laptop spying scandal must pay a family's lawyer about $260,000.
Wicomico state's attorney hopefuls to face questioning
SALISBURY -- Wicomico County voters can judge for themselves the three candidates for state's attorney during a special forum Wednesday night.
Attorney General Holder And HHS Secretary Sebelius Host Second Regional Health Care Fraud Prevention Summit In Los ...
Attorney General Eric Holder and U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius kicked off the second in a series of daylong summits bringing together a wide array of federal, state and local partners, beneficiaries, providers and other interested parties to discuss innovative ways to eliminate fraud within the U.S. health care system. The summit in Los Angeles ...
Wikileaks Founder Assange Questioned By Swedish Police-Lawyer
Wikileaks Founder Assange Questioned By Swedish Police-Lawyer
Attorney to decide whether to prosecute shooters of Bryan Jones
FREMONT -- The decision about whether to prosecute anyone for the July 11 fatal shooting of Bryan Jones rests with Assistant Lucas County Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Braun, who was appointed as a special prosecutor for the case Friday by Sandusky County Prosecutor Tom Stierwalt.
DNR refers 4 cases to Missouri attorney general's office
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has referred several cases to the Missouri Attorney General’s Office for allegations of violating the state’s Clean Water Law.
Hollywood title attorney gets four years after embezzling $1.6 million
Hollywood title attorney Peter N. Price has been sentenced to almost four years in jail, and ordered to pay $1.7 million to Stewart Title Guarantee Inc. regarding allegations that he embezzled $1.6 million in loan proceeds.
Lawsuit by Arkansas Attorney General Targets Georgia Roofing Company
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has sued a Georgia home-repair company, accusing the firm of defrauding Arkansans who signed up for repairs after their homes sustained storm damage.
Mass. AG aggressively enforces civil rights laws
Attorney General Martha Coakley is aggressively seeking court orders that require people accused of hate crimes to stay away from their alleged victims. Attorney general - Civil and political rights - Law - United States - Martha Coakley
Attorney, professor to run for school board District 5
As an adjunct professor at Prince George's Community College and Bowie State University, attorney Sharon Theodore-Lewis has seen a lack of proficiency in basic skills from incoming high school students, a problem she said spurred her run for the county Board of Education District 5 seat.
Lawyer: F. McCourt didn't want to share Dodgers
An estate-planning attorney has testified that Frank McCourt told her last summer he would not sign a revised agreement that would share the Los Angeles Dodgers with his wife. Los Angeles Dodgers - Frank McCourt - Divorce - Los Angeles - Jamie McCourt
County recorder responds to complaints, through her attorney
DECORAH – Winneshiek County Recorder LaVonne Bjergum has retained the services of attorney Dale Putnam to respond to the board of supervisors’ earlier concerns related to some practices in the recorder’s office.
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.
Lawyer criticizes survivor in Cheshire home invasion
A lawyer for one of two men charged in a deadly 2007 home invasion criticized the sole survivor of the attack that killed his wife and two children, saying he was trying to sway the jury with frequent comments to the news media.
Swedish police question WikiLeaks founder
The lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday that Swedish police have questioned his client regarding allegations of molestation.
Littler Mendelson Welcomes Prominent Defense Attorney Edward T. Ellis to Its Philadelphia Office
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Littler Mendelson, P.C. (Littler), the nation’s largest employment and labor law firm representing management, announced today that Edward T. Ellis, a prominent defense attorney, has joined the firm. Ellis, a former partner at the Philadelphia office of Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP, will be a shareholder in Littler’s Philadelphia office. During his ...
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.
Judge: Pa. school district must pay $260,000 to family's lawyer in laptop spying case
PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge says a suburban Philadelphia school district embroiled in a laptop spying scandal must pay a family's lawyer about $260,000.
Lawyer: Sgt. in shooting was on strict diet - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times
FORT McPHERSON, Ga. — A soldier was fasting to meet strict military weight guidelines and was nearly catatonic when he shot and killed a supervisor who denied his vacation request, his attorney said Monday.
Attorney: Teacher accused of sex with student undecided on plea deal
Nicole Chapman slipped from her seat in the very back of the courtroom to stand beside her lawyer, Katherine Haen, when her name was called during court proceedings Monday morning. The former North Shelby School teacher was arrested in May and...
Lawyer criticizes comments by Petit, survivor in Cheshire home invasion
NEW HAVEN — Amid arguments today in Superior Court over freedom of the press vs. Steven J. Hayes’ right to a fair trial in the Cheshire triple homicide, one of Hayes’ attorneys objected to survivor Dr. William Petit Jr. holding “press conferences” while a gag order is in place.
Barclays Asked for U.S. Aid When It Bought Lehman's Brokerage, Lawyer Says
Barclays Plc talked to the U.S. Federal Reserve about whether the U.S. government might guarantee any liabilities it had to assume when it bought bankrupt Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s brokerage in the 2008 financial crisis and was told no aid would be available, Barclays’s lawyer Victor Lewkow told a U.S. Bankruptcy Court today.