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Bonusgate lawyer wants court to rule on private complaint filed against Attorney General Tom Corbett
The defense attorney for two former state lawmakers charged in Attorney General Tom Corbett's investigation of the state Legislature has asked a Dauphin County court to rule on whether the Dauphin County District Attorney must investigate charges of election code fraud and alleged grand jury abuse by Corbett.
Lawyer challenging ordinance that prohibits guns in Lee parks
LEE COUNTY: There is a growing debate over your second amendment right - your right to bear arms – and whether you should be allowed to carry a gun in a county park. According to the county's ordinance books, the answer is no. But a local attorney says the books are wrong.
Fraud charges dropped on a CR attorney, businessman in California federal court
Charges involving a fraudulent investment scheme against a 66-year-old Cedar Rapids attorney and businessman were dismissed without prejudice last week in a federal California court.
City Attorney Will Intervene In Littlefield Recall Lawsuit
The City Council has authorized City Attorney Mike McMahan to intervene in the lawsuit brought by Mayor Ron Littlefield to try to block the recall. Attorney McMahan said the recall issue is cloudy and needs to be set straight by a judge.
Lawyer Walter Bailey Excited to Get Back to County Work
The new Shelby County Commission will be sworn into office Wednesday. Among them will be old-timer Walter Bailey.
Teacher's lawyer tells her side of the story after resignation
Beth McElhenny resigned from her fifth grade teaching position last Thursday, on Tuesday we finally hear her side of the story after a seven month investigation.
Attorney Soodik Interview About McCourt Divorce Trial
Aug. 31 (Bloomberg) -- Lynn Soodik, a family law attorney, talks with Bloomberg's Stephanie Stanton about the divorce trial of Jamie and Frank McCourt. McCourt's claim to be the sole owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers was challenged today by his estranged wife.
Williamson County attorney accuses commissioners of monitoring employees’ Internet usage
Williamson County attorney Jana Duty alleges that some commissioners purposefully and secretly re-instituted the use of spyware to monitor her employees' Internet usage about a week ago. Commissioners are denying the allegations. The Williamson County Employees Association has filed an open records request to find out when the use and purchase of such software was authorized, and who authorized ...
Dennis Herrera, Running for Mayor, to Farm Out City Attorney Cases
City Attorney Dennis "He's Running For Mayor!" Herrera last week announced that, yes, he's running for mayor. Less publicized was a memorandum Herrera sent around the city announcing he pl...
Warren County's Commonwealth Attorney Voted the Best
Some people might already think Warren County's Commonwealth Attorney is best-in-state, but now it's official.
Charges filed against attorney accused of theft
We have an update to a story we first brought you last week. A felony charge has been filed against a local attorney, accused of taking money that was supposed to be given to a crime victim
Local Attorney Faces Drug Charges
MARION -- A long-time attorney needs representation himself. Robert Drew is accused of smuggling drugs into a federal prison. Robert Drew is now in custody at an Indiana jail. Drew, 68, of Marion, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, and intent to distribute a controlled substance.
Lawyer: Beason was state target
The state office investigating once-influential lobbyist Don Beason had a preconceived notion of his guilt because it wanted to nab the state's top dog, Beason's lawyer Jack Nichols said.
Boynton Beach CRA director under investigation by State Attorney's office
Boynton Beach CRA director under investigation by State Attorney's office
Norfolk District Attorney candidates spar over who has best experience for the job
Four seasoned lawyers are playing a game of politicians vs. prosecutors as they vie to become Norfolk County’s new district attorney. Three Democrats -- Michael Morrissey, Michael Chinman and Joseph Driscoll -- and an Independent -- Jack Coffey -- compared resumes and argued over the merits of their varied levels of courtroom experience at a GateHouse Media editorial board meeting on Aug. 16.
Meet the lawyer trying to bring down "Jersey Shore"
Fans of MTV's "Jersey Shore" love the outsized personalities and the occasional fisticuffs. But it's hard to throw a punch without making some enemies, and chief among them might be New Jersey-based attorney Eugene Lavergne.
Meet the lawyer trying to bring down "Jersey Shore"
By Eriq Gardner
Attorney in Court on Felony Drug Charge
A disbarred Houston attorney was in court today, charged with felony delivery of a controlled substance in connection with the death of his girlfriend.
Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm In Hot Water
Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm could be in hot water. According to WSAV, which filed an open records request, documents show the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is investigating a charge of sexual discrimination against Chisolm.   The charges are in a complaint filed by Jonathan Drummond. In the complaint, Drummond claims he was subjected to questions about his weight and ...
Attorney general: Gulf War memorial founder used donations for himself
NEWS 8 INVESTIGATES The stated goal was to make 15 acres in Kennedale hallowed ground for every American who died in the Gulf since Operation Desert Storm. But now, the Texas attorney general is saying the U.S. Fallen Heroes Foundation was never what its founder said it was. The AG charges that the organization's founder fabricated IRS documents and violated the Deceptive Trade Practices Act ...
Matthew Newton's ex fears for her safety: lawyer
Actor Rachael Taylor has applied for an apprehended violence order (AVO) against former fiance Matthew Newton because she fears for her safety, her lawyer says.
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Lawyer: Ballard needs to step in
Tuesday Robert Turner wrote a two-page letter to Mayor Greg Ballard asking him to step in and investigate the demotion of the officers. He was recently fired from the former public safety director... Read more at www.WISHTV.com
State attorney general candidate visits Washington
Growing jobs in Iowa and the federal takeover of health care are two of the issues that convinced Brenna Findley, R, an attorney from Dexter in Dallas County, to seek the state attorney general seat.
NSW Maritime lawyer acted inappropriately: ICAC
The New South Wales anti-corruption body has found that an acting general counsel for NSW Maritime misused agency resources for her private conveyancing business.
Greensburg divorce attorney denies negligence
A Greensburg attorney says in court papers that he asked a Jeannette woman several times if she wanted him to freeze her husband's assets in a divorce case, and she declined.
Area attorney charged with smuggling drugs into prison
MARION, Ill. - A retired defense attorney is in jail, charged with trafficking heroin into the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, over the weekend.
Democratic candidates for attorney general debate upstate
ROCHESTER — In their first upstate debate tonight, Democratic candidates for state attorney general took on issues from taxing cigarettes sold on reservations to whether they would investigate funding of a mosque near Ground Zero.
Attorney's trial moved out of area
The trial was moved from Adair County to Howard County.
Top NSW Maritime lawyer corrupt - ICAC
A TOP lawyer for New South Wales Maritime has been found to have engaged in corrupt conduct by running a private business from her office.
Top NSW Maritime lawyer corrupt - ICAC
A TOP lawyer for New South Wales Maritime has been found to have engaged in corrupt conduct by running a private business from her office.
Top NSW Maritime lawyer corrupt - ICAC
A TOP lawyer for New South Wales Maritime has been found to have engaged in corrupt conduct by running a private business from her office.
Attorney-General fights to keep notorious pedophile behind bars
A notorious pedophile should be kept in jail because he will reoffend if released, a court has been told.
Toledo lawyer suspended 2 years
Toledo lawyer Kristin Stahlbush has been suspended for two years. She's accused of billing Lucas County for more hours of work than, in some cases, was even possible.
Top NSW Maritime lawyer is corrupt: ICAC
ICAC has ruled that a top lawyer for NSW Maritime engaged in corrupt conduct by running a private business from her office.
Lawyer Wins Bid to Depose 'Law & Order' Producers in Libel Suit
Attorney Ravi Batra can question "Law & Order" producer Dick Wolf in connection with a $15 million libel action the lawyer filed in 2004 against 35 defendants, including Wolf and NBC Universal, a New York judge has ruled. The suit centers around a "Law & Order" episode entitled "Floater," in which a bald Indian-American matrimonial attorney called "Ravi Patel" is depicted bribing a Supreme Court ...
Attorney pleads guilty to theft in investment scam
Embattled East Shore lawyer William Trick ett Smith and his son, who is a defendant in a Peruvian slaying case, could end up serving prison terms on different continents.
Lawyer in Scientology case is stuck between state and federal judges
By Craig Pittman and Curtis Krueger, Times staff writers Tuesday, August 31, 2010 LARGO — One of the Church of Scientology's most vocal critics, Tampa lawyer Ken Dandar, is in a pickle. Six years ago, he settled a wrongful death case against the church on behalf of the family of Lisa McPherson, who died in 1995 after 17 days in the care of church members in Clearwater. Part of the settlement ...
Top NSW Maritime lawyer is corrupt: ICAC
ICAC has ruled that a top lawyer for NSW Maritime engaged in corrupt conduct by running a private business from her office.
Congressmen ask attorney general to investigate Enbridge claims process
A pair of U.S. congressman were to send a letter today to Attorney General Eric Holder asking that the U.S. Justice Department investigate whether Enbridge Inc. employees or employees of affiliates of the company coerced those affected by the oil spill to sign authorizations for the release of their medical records.
Top judge not in debt to lawyer, court told
Supreme Court Judge Bill Wilson does not owe lawyer Alan Galbraith a cent, the High Court at Wellington heard this morning from Justice Wilson's lawyer, Colin Carruthers, QC.Mr Carruthers has been making his opening statements...
Attorney: Teen au pair unjustly arrested, jailed
EAST COBB - Julia Gottschalk, a 19-year-old Brazilian who has been in Cobb since March on a year-long au pair exchange program, was driving Greg and Kimberly Euston's three children to after-school...
Francisco Rodriguez picks obscure Bronx lawyer
Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez picked an ob scure Bronx lawyer, Chris Booth, to defend the fiery fireballer against charges he assaulted his father-in-law last month...
Lawyer: Landlord not aware of heat requirement
Tenants in the Vegas building on North Main Street didn't have heat for weeks in the fall of 2008 because the new owner didn't understand it was his responsibility to turn it on, his lawyer says. Emin Halilovic didn't understand that a year later, either, when the building again had no heat until the middle of October, attorney Brian Shaughnessy said. "That's all this case is about," Shaughnessy ...
Lawyer: Pot plan was a bust
WOODSTOCK – A 52-year-old Lake in the Hills father was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday for growing 39 marijuana plants in his basement.
15. Council applies to strike out non-Muslim's case to be Syarie lawyer
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council is applying to strike out the test case where a non-Muslim counsel is challenging the requirement that a Syarie lawyer here must be a Muslim.
Lawyer hailed for pro bono work
An Adelaide lawyer who defended David Hicks and works with asylum seekers, refugees and native title groups has won a justice award.
Lawyer hailed for pro bono work
An Adelaide lawyer who defended David Hicks and works with asylum seekers, refugees and native title groups has won a justice award.
Attorney speaks about the importance of end-of-life planning
BURNHAM - End-of-life planning was at the forefront of the Lewistown Rotary meeting Tuesday at the Birch Hill Club in Burnham. Attorney Dan Searer presented information to the group on wills, Powers of Attorney and Advance Health Care Directives.
Top NSW Maritime lawyer corrupt: ICAC
A top lawyer for NSW Maritime has been found to have engaged in corrupt conduct by running a private business from her office.