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Charleston Attorney Named One of Nation’s Top Lawyers
Rosen, Rosen & Hagood, LLC attorney Alice F. Paylor has been selected for inclusion in the 2011 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.
Rhode Island Attorney Finds Recent NHTSA Drinking-and-Driving Survey To Be Alarming
According to a recently released NHTSA survey, 20 percent of drivers 16 and older say they have driven after drinking, which puts other motorists at risk of injury or death, Rhode Island personal injury attorney Mark Gemma says.
Attorney general candidate concedes
By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services PHOENIX — Conceding that time — and ballots — had finally run out, Andrew Thomas formally conceded Tuesday he will not be the Republican nominee for attorney general. The final results from the Secretary of State’s Office show state School Superintendent Tom Horne with a 902-vote edge over the former Maricopa County attorney. There are fewer ballots than ...
Indicted Tulsa police officer gets third attorney
Stephen Jones is the new lead attorney for indicted Tulsa Police Officer Jeff Henderson, replacing a lawyer who served for about three weeks before he withdrew from the case Tuesday, federal court records ...
Manitoba judge, lawyer face probe over past personal lives
A Manitoba judge and her lawyer husband are facing an uncertain future after complaints about their past personal affairs were recently brought forward to a pair of judicial governing bodies.
Attorney shares story of sex abuse by priest
LANSING -- Vintage ceramic tile and linoleum in his new workplace led attorney Gregory Guggemos to recall his days at St. Vincent home for children in the 1950s, he said Tuesday. Guggemos said he was abused at that home by its founder, Msgr. John Slowey, who led Catholic Social Services of Lansing.
Attorney General in Evansville
Attorney General Greg Zoeller will be in Evansville today.
Application to strike out test case on non-Muslim syarie lawyer
KUALA LUMPUR: The Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council (MAIWP) has applied to strike out a test case where a non-Muslim counsel is challenging the requirement that a syarie lawyer in Kuala Lumpur must be a Muslim.
Lawyer 'grab' for heiress $$
A lawyer for reclusive copper heiress Huguette Clark repeatedly tried to get the 104-year-old Manhattan woman to sign drafts of last wills and testaments that would have left him and her accountant $1 million or more apiece, his former paralegal told The Post. The Manhattan lawyer, Wallace Bock, "stood on...
Las Vegas lawyer files lawsuit, says health care law violates individual rights
Calling it the crowning achievement of his life's work, Las Vegas lawyer and Independent American Party attorney general candidate Joel Hansen on Tuesday filed what he called the most comprehensive health care lawsuit in the nation.
Minto arrested because police didn't like his politics: lawyer
Political acitivist John Minto and seven of his fellow protesters were arrested because police did not like their political message about an Israeli tennis player taking part in a New Zealand tournament, a lawyer argued today. read more
Lawyer: Media defamed cardinal
The former head of the Belgian Catholic Church was defamed by a newspaper report accusing him of trying to cover up sexual abuse, his lawyer has claimed.
NYS Attorney General Andrew Cuomo investigating allegations of corruption against former state fair Director Peter ...
Syracuse, NY - Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday launched an investigation into the New York State Fair, including a criminal probe of former Director Peter Cappuccilli, Jr. Cuomo is responding to a recent inspector general’s report that alleges...
Attorney general backs Brainard on redevelopment bonds
CARMEL, Ind. -- A ruling issued Tuesday by Attorney General Greg Zoeller backs Mayor Jim Brainard's view that City Council approval wasn't needed for his plan to finance the city's massive redevelopment.
Retired NM attorney pleads to child porn charges
Associated Press - September 1, 2010 6:05 AM ET ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A 70-year-old retired Santa Fe attorney has pleaded guilty to federal receipt of child pornography charges.
Attorney: Man was in fear of victim
As attorney Jack Maro described for jurors Tuesday morning the contrast in physical build between his client and the man he is accused of murdering, he only had words to rely on - and his audience's imagination.
Lawyer suspended after arrest in burglary at client's home
Albert E. Ford II was arrested in July after police say he burglarized the home of former client Kasee Singh A Longwood lawyer arrested in July on charges of burglarizing the home of a former client has been suspended by the Florida Supreme Court, The Florida Bar announced Tuesday.
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.
Attorney settles lawsuit against Peters, Balducci
OXFORD — An Oxford attorney has settled with the final two defendants in a long-running fraud lawsuit that originally included ex-tobacco litigator Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, federal court documents show.
Alaska lawyer Joe Miller knocks off incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski; marking major Tea Party victory
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Backed by the Tea Party Express and Sarah Palin, a little-known conservative lawyer from Alaska became the latest newcomer to the national political stage to take down an incumbent in 2010.
Democratic Attorney General Candidates Debate
ROCHESTER -- In their first upstate debate Tuesday night, 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 general investigation requested for Saugatuck's botched recount of legal fund tax vote
Tomorrow, a separate hearing could void election that raised taxes to fund Saugatuck's legal battle with billionaire over dunes land.
Attorney General candidates debate
Three of the democratic candidates for attorney general say they would enforce the state's right to collect the cigarette tax on reservations...
Lawyer says Yemeni suspect denies terror link
The lawyer for one of the two Yemenis being held by Dutch authorities amid fears they were conducting a test run for a terror attack says his client denies any involvement in terrorism and was just planning to visit his family.
Disbarred attorney Eichholz loses sentencing appeal
Disbarred Savannah attorney Benjamin Eichholz has lost his bid to reduce his 21-month federal prison sentence for obstructing a federal investigation into mishandling of pension and retirement funds in his law firm. The 11th U.S. Circuit court of Appeals Tuesday ruled U.S. District Judge William T. Moore Jr. properly increased the sentence based on an abuse-of-trust enhancement. “We affirm ...
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. Richard Pundt, also the president and CEO of Enlighten Technologies Inc., a private legal communications network, was charged in a 10-count indictment with three counts of mail [...]
Attorney General Hopefuls Debate
Rochester, NY - Primary elections are just about two weeks away.
Lawyer for Yemeni being held in Dutch terror probe says his client denies terror links
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The lawyer for one of the two Yemenis being held by Dutch authorities amid fears they were conducting a test run for a terror attack says his client denies any involvement in terrorism and was just planning to visit his family.
Lawyer says Yemeni suspect denies terror link
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP): The lawyer for one of the two Yemenis being held by Dutch authorities amid fears they were conducting a test run for a terror attack says his client denies any involvement in terrorism and was just planning to visit his family.
Kane County State's Attorney eyes judgeship
Kane County State's Attorney John Barsanti says he will seek an appointment to the bench when a local judge retires this year.
Attorney on $200 000 fraud charge
A 41-year-old attorney-at-law has been arrested and charged for stealing over $200 000 from two Barbadians living overseas.
Alaska lawyer Joe Miller knocks off incumbent Senator Lisa Murkowski; marking major Tea Party victory
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Backed by the Tea Party Express and Sarah Palin, a little-known conservative lawyer from Alaska became the latest newcomer to the national political stage to take down an incumbent in 2010.
Retired NM attorney pleads to child porn charges
A 70-year-old retired Santa Fe attorney has pleaded guilty to federal receipt of child pornography charges.
Attorney General Candidate Martha Dean Inspires Strong Opinions
Martha Dean says her views are mainstream. Connecticut candidates for statewide office don’t usually talk about firearms training in public schools, how Big Tobacco has gotten screwed, the failure of the War on Drugs, or why it’s not a great idea to trust government death penalty decisions.
Tampa judge reprimands defense attorney in Walker rape case
By Alexandra Zayas, Times Staff Writer Wednesday, September 1, 2010 TAMPA — A judge gave a defense attorney a tongue-lashing Wednesday for filing a motion "at the 11th hour" in the Walker Middle School rape case. But attorney Bryant Camareno said the motion needed to be filed. He wants Hillsborough Circuit Judge Chet A. Tharpe either to hold separate trials for the two remaining defendants ...
Lawyer: Yemeni suspect denies any terror link
One of two Yemeni men being held by Dutch authorities amid fears they were conducting a dry run for an airline terror attack denies any involvement in terrorism, his lawyer said Wednesday.
The American Lawyer's September Issue Profiles 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
NEW YORK----The American Lawyer has announced its seventh annual Am Law Lifetime Achievement Award winners, a distinguished list that this year includes Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner and former chief judge of the New York State Court of Appeals Judith Kaye and Winston & Strawn’s James Thompson who became Illinois’s longest-serving governor with four consecutive terms.
Attorney dies, murder trial postponed
FRANCISTOWN: High court Justice, Modiri Letsididi, has ordered that an attorney should be found for murder accused, Richard Josiah, whose lawyer died recently.
US Attorney Willy Ferrer targets money laundering, fraud, public corruption as he tries to make South Florida safer
Born and raised in Miami, Willy Ferrer, new US Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, knew early he wanted to serve South Florida. Appointed by President Barack Obama to the post in April, Mr. Ferrer is focused on combating fraud and public corruption and building safer communities.
Lawyer takes on Najwa
Najwa Petersen is being sued for nearly R1-million by one of the lawyers who represented her.
Lawyer: Yemeni Suspect Denies Terror Link
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- One of two Yemeni men being held by Dutch authorities amid fears they were conducting a dry run for an airline terror attack denies any involvement in terrorism, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Yemeni suspect denies any terror link
THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS — One of two Yemeni men being held by Dutch authorities amid fears they were conducting a dry run for an airline terror attack denies any involvement in terrorism, his lawyer said Wednesday.
NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to visit the state fair today
CuomoGEDDES, NY -- Attorney General Andrew Cuomo will visit the New York State Fair at 1:30 p.m. today. On Tuesday, Cuomo launched an investigation into the fair, including free concert tickets, contracts and the previous management’s practice of throwing lavish...
Fulbright Expands FERC Practice By Adding Experienced Energy Lawyer
WASHINGTON----Jeffrey A. Sherman, an experienced energy lawyer, has joined Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.’s energy practice in Washington D.C. Sherman has extensive experience in the natural gas and electric industries and has defended high-profile Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Commodity Futures Trading Commission market manipulation enforcement investigations.
WikiLeaks case lawyer questions soldier's sanity
Associated Press - September 1, 2010 11:44 AM ET HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - A lawyer for the Army private charged with giving classified material to WikiLeaks says his client has mental health...
WikiLeaks case lawyer questions soldier's sanity
A lawyer for the Army private charged with giving classified material to WikiLeaks says his client has mental health problems that could avert a court-martial.
WikiLeaks case lawyer questions soldier's sanity
Associated Press - September 1, 2010 11:45 AM ET HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) - A lawyer for the Army private charged with giving classified material to WikiLeaks says his client has mental health...
WikiLeaks Case Lawyer Questions Soldier's Sanity
A lawyer for the Army private charged with giving classified material to WikiLeaks says his client has mental health problems that could avert a court-martial.
Lawyer in WikiLeaks case raises mental health issues in defense of accused Army private
HAGERSTOWN, Md. - A lawyer for the Army private charged with giving classified material to WikiLeaks says his client has mental health problems that could avert a court-martial.
Lawyer in WikiLeaks case raises mental health issues in defense of accused Army private
An Army private is undergoing medical tests to determine his mental state in a case alleging he leaked classified material to WikiLeaks, his lawyer said Wednesday.