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Montville, NJ, lawyer kicked out of probation program for drug use
A lawyer who police say had crystal methamphetamines and heroin at his Montville home in 2008 was kicked out of a special probation program Tuesday for continuing to test positive for drug use and ignoring probation appointments.
Montville, NJ, lawyer kicked out of probation program for drug use
A lawyer who police say had crystal methamphetamines and heroin at his Montville home in 2008 was kicked out of a special probation program Tuesday for continuing to test positive for drug use and ignoring probation appointments.
Former Saugus attorney charged with fraud
James Gregson, a former Saugus attorney and Wakefield resident, was charged in federal court with two counts of bankruptcy fraud for concealing his interest in two $1 million winning lottery scratch tickets, as well as one count of filing a false tax return.
Amazon Crows, Connecticut Attorney General Probes
Amazon crowed this week that it has 70 to 80 percent of the e-book market. Ironically, the declaration of market dominance occurred just as the attorney general of Connecticut, who seems to have penchant for probing high-profile, high-tech companies, announced his office had opened an investigation into "potentially anticompetitive e-book deals with Amazon and Apple."
Army lawyer asks Supreme Court to stop Khadr trial
WASHINGTON The Army lawyer defending the last Western captive at Guantanamo turned to the U.S. Supreme Court Monday in a last-ditch bid to stop the upcoming war crimes trial of alleged Canadian t...
EXCLUSIVE: Lindsay Not Being Weened Off Adderall, Says Her Lawyer
Lindsay Lohan is not being weened off the drug adderall, her lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley tells RadarOnline.com exclusively. We've also learned that Lindsay does not have a roommate but is interacting with a small group of other patients at UCLA Medical Center, where she is undergoing 90 days of court-ordered rehab.
Montville lawyer has drug charges reinstated after failing to follow pretrial intervention rules
MONTVILLE Drug charges were reinstated against a lawyer from Montville today after he repeatedly violated conditions of his pretrial intervention program. Michael Rowek, 49, a personal injury lawyer, tested positive for drugs and submitted "adulterated" urine samples on numerous...
Lawyer fees don't have to leave you steaming
ers of one of the books from reading it before its authorized release date.[...]
Attorney for Paterson council candidate issues subpoenas for hearing on alleged voting irregularities
An attorney for city council candidate Kenneth McDaniel has issued subpoenas for the Aug. 16 Superior Court hearing on alleged irregularities in the May 11 municipal elections.
Lawyer enters not guilty plea for UNLV hoop player
A lawyer entered a not guilty plea on behalf of UNLV basketball player Tre'Von Willis, who faces a felony charge stemming from allegations that Willis choked his girlfriend during an argument. Attorney Steve Wolfson appeared Tuesday on the 22-year-old Willis' behalf at an arraignment in Henderson Justice Court on a felony domestic battery-strangulation charge.
Pharmacist's Attorney Asks for Murder Charges to Be Dismissed
The attorney for an Oklahoma City pharmacist facing murder charges is asking for the case to be dismissed.
GOP attorney general candidate Martha Dean to announce 'legal action' against opponent Ross Garber
DANBURY -- With less than a week to go until the primary, GOP attorney general candidate Martha Dean plans to hold a press conference Wednesday to announce "legal action" she's taking against Ross Garber , her opponent for the Republican nomination in the race.
Lawyer enters not guilty plea for UNLV hoop player
A lawyer entered a not guilty plea on behalf of UNLV basketball player Tre'Von Willis, who faces a felony charge stemming from allegations that Willis choked his girlfriend during an argument.
Attorney speaks candidly about how Wright's widow is coping
The attorney for the widow of Lorenzen Wright is speaking candidly about how her client is coping with the murder of her husband, and the rumors surrounding his death.
Lawyer for UNLV's Tre'Von Willis enters not guilty plea
A lawyer entered a not guilty plea on behalf of UNLV basketball player Tre'Von Willis, who faces a felony charge stemming from allegations that Willis choked his girlfriend during an argument.
Daycare Workers Lawyer Questions Evidence
Rochester, NY --- The lawyer for a former daycare worker accused of sex crimes against children raises questions about the case against her client.
Lawyer to Prince: Show Me Your Symbol ... $$$
Filed under: Prince , Celebrity Justice Prince is getting dragged into court by high powered attorney Ed McPherson -- who claims his purple highness owes him a royal fortune ... nearly $50,000 for services rendered. According to the lawsuit, Prince hired McPherson to represent him on two Read more
Lawyer turns saviour for man
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer shocked the Sessions Court yesterday when she applied to discharge herself to stand as a bailor for her client, who is charged with snatch theft of a gold chain.
Ohio Governor, Attorney General Push For DNA Tests
Ohio's governor and attorney general are asking county prosecutors to make evidence available for DNA testing in the cases seven men convicted of various crimes, including a death row inmate.
Prince Being Sued By Former Attorney
Pop icon Prince is being sued by his former attorney Ed McPherson for breach of contract, RadarOnline.com learned Tuesday after legal papers were filed claiming that the Purple Rain singer owes a whopping unpaid debt in attorneys fees of almost $50,000. COURT DOCUMENTS: Read The Lawsuit
Lawyer enters not guilty plea for UNLV's Willis
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A lawyer entered a not guilty plea on behalf of UNLV basketball player Tre'Von Willis, who faces a felony charge stemming from allegations that Willis choked his girlfriend during an argument.
US Attorney In Kentucky Launches Child Safety Effort
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Federal prosecutors in eastern Kentucky are getting some help to target child exploitation in the state's most rural areas, where there has been a spike in arrests under a U.S. Justice Department program launched four years ago.   Kerry Harvey, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, announced Tuesday that his office is one of 38 across the country that are ...
Attorney rejects assertion that driver was negligent
On the night Daniel Chesley was driving a vehicle from which his best friend was thrown and killed, he was not speeding, he was not drunk and he was not texting, his attorney said in court Tuesday.
State attorney launches e-book investigation
The attorney general for the state of Connecticut has launched aninvestigation into two of the largest sellers of e-book titles.
Lawyer: Rector won't take plea
Matt Rector, a union leader and former senator accused of lying on a government of Guam affidavit, isnt interested in accepting a plea deal, his attorney said yesterday.
Kagan Not a 'Real Lawyer,' Says Sen. Sessions
As they debate whether to confirm Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court, senators are once again revisiting whether she has enough legal experience to serve as a justice. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said Tuesday that Kagan's relative lack of litigation work affected her testimony at her confirmation hearing. "I think a real lawyer or experienced judge who had seen the courtroom and the practice of ...
Attorney: 'Arrest me' incident not investigation alluded to in court
SUNBURY - The attorney for fired Northumberland County Deputy Sheriffs Joseph Jones and Michael Boris claims a Dec. 31, 2009, incident at the county courthouse involving Northumberland County Commissioner Vinny Clausi has nothing to do with an alleged on
Solenskys attorney prepares appeal
Defense attorney Thomas Dickey already is getting ready to appeal the conviction of a man on charges that he bilked an elderly Johnstown woman out of $668,518.
Lawyer enters not guilty plea for UNLV's Willis
A lawyer entered a not guilty plea on behalf of UNLV basketball player Tre'Von Willis, who faces a felony charge stemming from allegations that Willis choked his girlfriend during an argument. Basketball - Sports - University of Nevada Las Vegas - Tre'Von Willis - Mountain West Conference
Greensburg attorney accused of theft
A Greensburg attorney who worked for nearly 20 years as a Westmoreland County assistant public defender is accused of taking nearly $75,000 from two private clients.
Attorney Calls Deadly Bella Vista Police Shooting, 'Suicide by Cop'
The defense attorney for the former Bella Vista police officer charged with the shooting death of a motorist says the motorist got exactly what he wanted.
Retired attorney says he has way to halt foreclosure's 'rocket docket'
Retired attorney Richard Kessler has waged a one-man war against foreclosure "rocket dockets," a
Attorney: Town noise rule shouldn't override NH law
A Seacoast motorcycle dealership has filed a lawsuit against the town of North Hampton, claiming an ordinance attempting to regulate noise levels from motorcycles would essentially drive down business and prevent buyers from riding off from the dealer's parking lot.
Snipes' Attorney Has Questions For Jury
The attorney for actor Wesley Snipes says he has more questions for the jury that convicted his client in a federal tax trial.
Court approves new CPS attorney
Denton County commissioners on Tuesday approved an appeal from the district attorney's office to hire a new attorney to handle Child Protective Service cases.
Dexter lawyer fields questions over cityhood petition
Clarkson attorney Tom Ryan laid out the path to Dexters cityhood and fielded questions for the village council and attendees Monday night.
Accident victims stoic attitude at issue in grievance case against lawyer
A Manchester woman who survived a horrendous car accident and went through extensive psychological counseling afterward but who says she was re-traumatized by a lawyers questioning during a civil lawsuit testified Tuesday that she was on the verge of tears near the end of that questioning.
Candidates for attorney general take debate to airwaves
DENVER - Colorado's attorney general candidates differed on marijuana and consumer protection in a radio debate Tuesday. Attorney General John Suthers, a Republican, said the state constitution's Amendment 20 legalized medical marijuana, but it did not legalize dispensaries.
Khadr's lawyer asks court to halt trial
The U.S. Army lawyer representing accused terror suspect Omar Khadr is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his Guantanamo Bay trial, arguing that the special courts set up at the Cuban naval base are unconstitutional.[...]
Covina City Attorney resigns in the wake of Bell salary scandal
COVINA - The latest fallout from the Bell salary scandal Tuesday resulted in the resignation of City Attorney Edward Lee.
Coppell city attorney releases procurement card report
Coppell City Attorney Robert Hager has completed his investigation regarding purchases made on a city procurement card by former Mayor Jayne Peters. The report concludes that $7,827.72 was charged to the card, for which the city had not received reimbursements or receipts.
Hall County attorney: New budget is very likely unsustainable
Hall County Attorney Mark Young has a good news/bad news message for the Hall County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday.
Accused Erie-area dentist hires new lawyer
A local dentist accused of insurance fraud has a new lawyer and a new date for a preliminary hearing. Kevin R. Sambuchino has retained Leonard Ambrose, a well-known Erie defense lawyer with extensive experience handling white-collar cases.
Attorney Posner loses new lawyer; sentencing on $339G theft postponed
CARMEL Sentencing was postponed Tuesday in Putnam County Court for a former Southeast attorney who admitted to stealing nearly $340,000 from a client at a real estate closing.
Timing of Lawyer's Thievery Saves Title Insurer From Liability to Buyers
A title insurance company will not be on the hook for money a lawyer stole from his clients because the misappropriation of funds took place well before the lawyer acted as the company's agent, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on Monday.
Jury Awards $1.55 Million in Damages to Lawyer Sued for Sexual Harassment
A jury has rejected the sexual harassment and wrongful termination claims a paralegal made against her former boss, Oakland, Calif., lawyer Thomas Ostly, instead awarding him $1.55 million in damages in his defamation countersuit.
Prince - Prince Sued By Lawyer
PRINCE is facing a $50,000 (33,300) legal bill after allegedly failing to pay his former lawyer.Ed MCPherson filed papers at Los Angeles County Superior Court on...
Republican drops out of district attorney race
Claremore attorney Janice Steidley will be the next district attorney for Mayes, Rogers and Craig counties.
Connecticut attorney general probing digital book deals
A man tests the Apple iPad at an electronics store. The attorney general of the state of Connecticut announced that he is investigating whether Apple and Amazon digital book deals with publishers thwart market competition.
Montville, NJ, lawyer kicked out of probation program for drug use
A lawyer who police say had crystal methamphetamines and heroin at his Montville home in 2008 was kicked out of a special probation program Tuesday for continuing to test positive for drug use and ignoring probation appointments.