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Lawyer Can't Find Plaintiff In Pittsburgh Anorexia Suit
The Pittsburgh Public Schools are ready to pay $55,000 to settle a federal lawsuit brought by a woman who claims her daughter developed anorexia after boys bullied her about her weight -- but the woman's attorney said he can't find her.
Local attorney, wife reject plea offers in tax case
A local attorney and his wife accused of failing to file state income tax returns for more than five years rejected a plea offer Wednesday in Oneida County Court.
Attorney: Rock-throwing charges political
A defense attorney representing one of two high school lacrosse players charged with pelting at least five pedestrians with rocks from a moving car on Monday accused State's Attorney Frank Weathersbee's of making a "politically motivated" decision to take the case before a county g...
Lawyer says Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend relied on model's doctors to prescribe her drugs
LOS ANGELES - A defense attorney for Anna Nicole Smith's boyfriend says his client relied on Smith's doctors to prescribe drugs for the former Playboy model.
Attorney General investigating health care credit cards
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is investigating health care credit cards after getting hundreds of complaints from consumers.
ALMs The American Lawyer, Law Technology News Win ASBPE National Azbee Awards of Excellence
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ALMs The American Lawyer and Law Technology News have been selected as winners in the 32nd Annual National Azbee Awards of Excellence competition, conducted by the American Society of Business Publication Editors. In addition, Corporate Counsel, Focus Europe, Law Technology News, The American Lawyer and The National Law Journal were selected as winners of multiple ...
Lawyer can't find plaintiff in Pa. anorexia suit
Pittsburgh's school board has approved a settlement with a woman who claimed the district did nothing to stop bullying that caused her daughter's anorexia, but the woman's lawyer can't find...
Attorney General investigating health care credit cards
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is investigating health care credit cards after getting hundreds of complaints from consumers.
Koua Fong Lee's trial attorney blasted for poor job that led to prison in fatal Toyota crash
A veteran criminal defense lawyer blasted a fellow attorney in Ramsey County court today, saying that if he had done a proper job, Koua Fong Lee probably would not have been convicted.
Virginia attorney general: Traffic stops can be status checks
Virginia police officers can question stopped motorists about their immigration status, the state's attorney general has said, adding fuel to a contentious debate over states' immigration policies in the wake of a controversial law enacted in Arizona.
New York attorney general investigating health care credit cards
BUFFALO, N.Y. New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is investigating health care credit cards after getting hundreds of complaints from consumers. The Democratic candidate for governor says the CareCredit cards offered by GE Money are often pushed by health...
Some NY attorney general candidates tried drugs
While prosecutor and attorney general candidate Kathleen Rice acknowledges trying marijuana and cocaine in college, some other candidates say they tried pot while two say they never took even a puff.
Staten Island D.A Daniel Donovan among Attorney General candidates who have tried drugs
ALBANY, N.Y. -- While prosecutor and attorney general candidate Kathleen Rice acknowledges trying marijuana and cocaine in college, some other candidates say they tried pot while two say they never took even a puff.Staten Island Advance/Anthony DePrimoDistrict Attorney Daniel Donovan...
GOP attorney general candidate Dean demands a retraction from her opponent in next week's primary
DANBURY -- GOP attorney general candidate Martha Dean said in a letter this week to her opponent, Ross Garber , that she would delay legal action until next week if he retracts statements made about her stance on the decriminalization of drugs.
Ex-Brighton defense attorney takes deal in fatal drug overdose case
Ann Arbor -- A former prominent Brighton defense attorney reached a plea deal with Washtenaw County prosecutors that will put him in prison for up to 23 months when he is sentenced on Sept. 13 for maintaining a drug house where a 22-year-old woman died of a heroin overdose, officials said.
Disbarred Lawyer/School Board Candidate Arrested For Practicing Law
A Shreveport lawyer who was disbarred in October 2009 was arrested on Tuesday for still practicing law. Caddo Sheriff's detectives say Ronnie K. Banks Sr. was hired in December 2009 by a 70-year-old woman to negotiate her mineral rights with a local development company. During their meetings, Banks told the woman that he was an attorney and displayed a large sign stating that he was an Attorney ...
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo investigating health care credit cards
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is investigating health care credit cards after getting hundreds of complaints from consumers.Associated PressAttorney General Andrew Cuomo The Democratic candidate for governor says the CareCredit cards offered by GE Money are...
From legal briefs to laughs: Lawyer's career change steers him to comedy
A couple of years into my full-fledged effort to switch to a career as a comic from the drudgery of being a lawyer, I'm slowly but surely improving, gaining exposure and getting more paid bookings.
Father accused of killing baby appears in court with no lawyer
Randel Richardson of Eden Prairie calmly responded to questions from the judge and said that he had not yet contacted a lawyer. His arraignment and bail hearing was postponed.
District Attorney announces reorganization
The Office of the Eastern Judicial Circuit/Chatham County District Attorney's Office has announced a temporary�reorganization plan.
HM Revenue & Customs Case Could Force Portsmouth Into Liquidation, Says Lawyer
Portsmouth could face liquidation if they lose their court case with HM Revenue and Customs, according to their lawyer. HMRC claim that they are owed �13 million more than the �24m that Pompey are claiming and Richard Sheldon QC believes that the club could be in trouble if the issue isnt resolved.
Lawyer: Client denies wrongdoing in immigrant list
The attorney for one of the women accused of inappropriately accessing the personal information of 1,300 purported illegal immigrants says his client denies any wrongdoing.
Attorney Douglas Kirkland disbarred
An Ocala attorney who was suspended by The Florida Bar earlier in the year for mismanaging funds in his attorney trust account has been disbarred.
Some NY attorney general candidates tried pot, coke
ALBANY -- While two candidates for New York attorney general acknowledge trying marijuana and cocaine in college, two others say they tried pot while two say they never took even a puff.
Governor, attorney general ask for DNA tests in seven cases
Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and Attorney General Richard Cordray want DNA testing done in seven cases, including those of a former Akron Police captain and of a man who's on death row. WKSU's M.L. Schultze reports.
Erie lawyer pleads guilty in tax case
Erie lawyer Tim Lucas faces up to five years in prison after federal authorities said he bought luxury automobiles and paid off hefty credit card bills instead of paying his taxes.
Wailuku attorney Blaine Kobayashi appointed as District Court judge
WAILUKU -- Wailuku attorney Blaine J. Kobayashi has been appointed to serve as a District Court judge in the 2nd Circuit. Chief Justice Ronald Moon announced the appointment Wednesday.
Birther attorney Orly Taitz continues fight against $20K in sanctions
So-called birther attorney Orly Taitz has resubmitted her application for stay, asking that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito examine her request to reverse an order by U.S. District Court Judge Clay Land requiring her to pay $20,000 in sanctions.
Tulsa Mayor, City Council Spar Over City Attorney
Attorney Joel Wohlgemuth has emerged as another point of conflict between Mayor Bartlett and the City Council.� He works as a contract attorney for the city and now he's defending the mayor for free. Tulsa City Council Considers Ethics Complaint & Mediation
Attorney in Hackensack police hearing can stay on case
A retired judge ruled July 30 that the attorney representing a Hackensack police officer facing administrative charges may continue to represent his client during the officers upcoming disciplinary hearing.
Prince being sued by former lawyer
Prince is reportedly being sued by his former lawyer after allegedly failing to pay him for work.
BIG PROMOTION: An Iowa assistant U.S. attorney has been tapped to serve as brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve
President Obama has nominated a Cedar Rapids-based assistant U.S. attorney to serve as brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve and chief judge of the Army Court of Criminal Appeals.
Attorney General's Office looking into case against Cappuccilli
The former director of the New York State Fair is waiting to see if he may end up facing criminal charges.
New U.S. attorney reveals investigation - of himself
U.S. Attorney James Santelle said Wednesday he appreciates the power a federal prosecutor wields, not just because he has done the job for a quarter-century - but because he himself came under criminal investigation for 10 months in 2008.
Former attorney defends handling of Toyota case
Associated Press - August 4, 2010 6:54 PM ET ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The former attorney for a Minnesota man seeking a new trial in a fatal Toyota crash says the only way he thought he could...
Sypher lawyer says ex-husband behind extortion of Pitino
Defense attorney James Earhart told a federal jury Wednesday that Karen Sypher's then-husband was behind the alleged scheme to extort money and gifts from University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.
Judge: Attorney can represent suspended Hackensack cop
HACKENSACK A Caldwell attorney can represent a police lieutenant in his disciplinary hearing even though one of his other clients could be called to testify by city lawyers, a retired judge has ruled.
Attorney For Indicted Tulsa Police Officer Asks For Client's Release From Jail
The attorney for Bill Yelton,�in jail since July 23rd, is asking he be given bond.� Yelton was recently indicted in conjunction with an investigation into corrupt cops in Tulsa's drug unit. Read the motion �| Indicted Tulsa Police Officers To Stay Behind Bars
US Attorney General attends initiation of new Wisconsin federal prosecutor
Wisconsin's newest federal prosecutor was sworn in, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the ceremony held in Milwaukee.
Lawyer enters not guilty plea for 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 - Tre'Von Willis - Felony - Plea - Sports
Minn. lawyer defends handling of Toyota crash case
(AP:ST. PAUL, Minn.) A Minnesota man seeking a new trial in a fatal crash involving a Toyota might have been acquitted if his trial lawyer had properly investigated the crash and offered evidence to show his client tried to stop the car, a legal expert testified Wednesday.
GOP attorney general candidate threatens opponent with defamation lawsuit
DANBURY -- Republican-endorsed attorney general candidate Martha Dean said Wednesday she would file a defamation lawsuit against her opponent in next week's primary, Ross Garber , unless he retracts statements made about her stance on decriminalizing drugs.
Minn. lawyer defends handling of Toyota crash case
A Minnesota man seeking a new trial in a fatal crash involving a Toyota might have been acquitted if his trial lawyer had properly investigated the crash and offered evidence to show his client tried to stop the car, a legal expert testified Wednesday.
Minn. lawyer defends handling of Toyota crash case
A Minnesota man seeking a new trial in a fatal crash involving a Toyota might have been acquitted if his trial lawyer had properly investigated the crash and offered evidence to show his client tried to stop the car, a legal...
Defense attorney defends handling of fatal Toyota crash case as former client seeks new trial
A Minnesota man seeking a new trial in a fatal crash involving a Toyota might have been acquitted if his trial lawyer had properly investigated the crash and offered evidence to show his client ...
Minn. Lawyer Defends Handling of Toyota Crash Case
Defense attorney defends handling of fatal Toyota crash case as former client seeks new trial Trial - Lawyer - Law - Services - United States
Kiwi lawyer makes Korea second home
New Zealander lawyer Richard Wilson might not be the average expat you'd expect to come across. Unlike most foreign nationals who come to Korea to teach English or work and later learn the Korean language, Wilson had been well aware of Korea and its culture even before he first came to the country.
Joseph Noriega, lawyer and former judge, dies at 81
Joseph Noriega, who dropped out of school after the fifth grade to work in the farm fields, but then went back to school to become a lawyer -- and for five years a Kern County Superior Court judge -- died from cancer Tuesday at age 81.
Minn. lawyer defends handling of Toyota crash case
A Minnesota man seeking a new trial in a fatal crash involving a Toyota might have been acquitted if his trial lawyer had properly investigated the crash and offered evidence to show his client tried
Ex-Brighton defense attorney takes deal in fatal drug overdose case
Ann Arbor -- A former prominent Brighton defense attorney reached a plea deal with Washtenaw County prosecutors that will put him in prison for up to 23 months when he is sentenced on Sept. 13 for maintaining a drug house where a 22-year-old woman died of a heroin overdose, officials said.