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Attorney Appeals Kwame Kilpatrick Sentence, Conviction
An attorney is appealing the probation violation sentence of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick…alleging that the sentence is overly harsh…and that Kilpatrick should not have been convicted to begin with.    WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter has more…     Kilpatrick is serving a one-and-a-half to five year sentence for violating probation.    But attorney Arnold Reed claims the sentence is too long ...
Iowa attorney general takes action against Urbandale magazine firm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Attorney General Tom Miller says an Urbandale-based magazine subscription telemarketing company has agreed to refrain from telemarketing to or from Iowa, and to refund money to customers who complain.
Tell Sun Sea migrants what they need to do to get out of detention: lawyer
MAPLE RIDGE, B.C. - A lawyer for some of the nearly 500 Tamil migrants who arrived in British Columbia last month says Canadian officials aren't making it clear what the migrants can do to earn their freedom.
STOPPING CALLS: Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says an Urbandale-based telemarketing company will stop marketing to ...
Attorney General Tom Miller says an Urbandale-based magazine subscription telemarketing company has agreed to refrain from telemarketing to or from Iowa, and to refund money to customers who complain.
Fraud Charges Against Attorney Dismissed
Federal fraud and conspiracy charges against a Cedar Rapids attorney have been dismissed after prosecutors filed a motion saying new circumstances that came to light warranted the charges being dropped.
Give Sun Sea migrants more info: lawyer
A lawyer for some of the 492 Tamils who arrived in British Columbia last month is suggesting federal agencies are trying to drag out the identity checks on the migrants, thereby keeping them in jail longer.
Give Sun Sea migrants more info: lawyer
A lawyer for some of the 492 Tamils who arrived in British Columbia last month is suggesting federal agencies are trying to drag out the identity checks on the migrants, thereby keeping them in jail longer.
Tell Sun Sea migrants what they need to do to get out of detention: lawyer
A lawyer for some of the 492 Tamils who arrived in British Columbia last month is suggesting federal agencies are trying to drag out the identity checks on the migrants, thereby keeping them in jail longer.
Oregon attorney general says Publisher Clearing House sweepstakes dispute settled for $3.5M
SALEM, Ore. - A multistate investigation led by Oregon into whether Publishers Clearing House misled consumers about the chances of winning its sweepstakes has been settled for $3.5 million.
Barkus' Attorney Speaks About Denied Pretrial Motions
The attorney for State Senator Greg Barkus wants to cut a deal. Greg Barkus slammed his boat into the rocky shoreline of Flathead Lake last summer. The crash injured Barkus and all four passengers, including Congressman Denny Rehberg.
Lawyer says Stroger violated political hiring ban 157 times
Posted by Hal Dardick at 6:36 p.m. Cook County Board President Todd Stroger violated a ban on political hiring more than 150 times since the start of 2008, the attorney at the center of a long-running lawsuit told a federal...
New Tulare city attorney says he's up for 'never dull' work
Martin Koczanowicz's main driving force for becoming the Tulare city attorney was the opportunity to serve the community, he said.
Tamil migrants stymied by government: lawyer
A lawyer for some of the 492 recent Tamil migrants says Canadian officials aren't making it clear how the migrants can earn their freedom.
Attorney General will not represent state in fight against stem cell ruling
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will not be representing thestate in its fight against a recent court ruling that haltedfederal funding for work with human embroynic stem cells.
Lawyer says career Chicago mobster is harmless
Joseph "Jerry" Scalise is not a flight risk or danger to the community and the government's motion to revoke bond lacks evidence claims defense attorney Edward Genson in a motion filed Thursday.
Oversight body told of lawyer's conduct in 2003
The Manitoba agency overseeing the conduct of lawyers was made aware of events involving Alex Chapman and Winnipeg lawyer Jack King seven years ago, but no public disciplinary action was taken, its senior lawyer said Thursday.
Colo. Attorney General Race Heats Up With YouTube Video
Attorney General John Suthers is coming under an online attack from his opponent in the November election.
Attorney general sees state sovereignty a looming issue
Beating back an intruding federal government is a key facet of the job, said Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli at a Thursday morning Chamber of Commerce event.
Anderson lawyer suspended indefinitely
A state commission that oversees attorney behavior has suspended an Anderson lawyer for failing to cooperate with a complaint procedure, according to an order issued in August.
Fraud Charges Against Cedar Rapids Attorney Dismissed
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Federal fraud and conspiracy charges against a Cedar Rapids attorney have been dismissed after prosecutors filed a motion saying new circumstances that came to light warranted the charges being dropped.
Hall bond attorney seeks to 'set record straight'
GAINESVILLE - Hall County's bond attorney denied at Thursday night's commission meeting that his financing proposal for the North Hall Park ignored last month's court injunction on the park's community center and library.
Attorney: Teacher Fathered Student's Baby
Student is seeking a sizeable trust fund for her and her child.
Columbia lawyer pleads guilty
Columbia lawyer Michael Shavo pleaded guilty Thursday to making a false statement to federal agents, officials at the U.S. Attorney’s office said.
Kilpatrick wrongly jailed by judge, attorney says
Saying that Kwame Kilpatrick "ought to be ashamed of what he did," attorney Arnold Reed said the former Detroit mayor was still wrongly jailed for probation violation.
Attorney tells elders in Tradition how to make wishes known through proper documentation
PORT ST. LUCIE — Older Floridians should craft living wills and power of attorney agreements, with the assistance of lawyers, to keep their assets and care in the hands of those they trust, a Stuart attorney told residents and guests of Abingdon at Tradition on Thursday
Delaware Attorney General Biden and 31 other states settle with Publishers Clearing House
WILMINGTON, DELAWARE : Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden on Thursday joined 31 states and the District of Columbia to announce a settlement with the sweepstake company Publishers Clearing House after a multi-state investigation into the company that revealed deceptive trade practices that targeted low-income and the elderly.
State Supreme Court disbars Seattle attorney
Seattle attorney John Scannell has been disbarred by the state Supreme Court for obstructing the Washington State Bar's investigation into his relationship with several clients.
Fleeing lawyer turns the tables on three assailants, capturing one
A LAWYER smashed his head against an office window pane, shattering the glass, and leapt out to escape from parang-wielding men posing as potential clients.
State's attorney blasts council for chopping funds to Butte County dispatch
BELLE FOURCHE -- Butte County State's Attorney Tim Vander Heideblasted the Belle Fourche City Council's informal action to chopits share of costs for the Butte County Dispatch Center.
District Attorney pursues the racquets in court at Reading Y
Between a busy day of meetings with police and prosecutors about homicide and other investigations, District Attorney John T. Adams rushes over to the YMCA of Reading & Berks County for a quick game of racquetball.
Attorney general warns against flimsy protection
Attorney General Bill McCollum has issued a consumer advisory about window film companies that have sold or are selling products to homeowners as "hurricane protection."
Lawyer seeks Selenski escape trial delay
WILKES-BARRE – An attorney for homicide suspect Hugo Selenski asked a judge on Thursday to delay a scheduled October trial in which his client will face charges he escaped from the Luzerne County prison in 2003.
Rice: Hicksville Attorney One of Four Arrested in Bilking Clients
Richard Gluszak Charged With Two Counts of Grand Larceny Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice recently announced the arrest of four attorneys who, she said, stole more than $1 million from their clients in separate incidents by destroying real estate deals and, in one case, stealing a portion of a victim’s life insurance beneficiary check just days after the death of her husband. “The ...
Lawyer: Ex-Gov. Ryan's wife terminal
The 76-year-old wife of imprisoned former Gov. George Ryan has a terminal lung disease, Ryan’s attorney told a judge Thursday as he sought bail for Ryan while the judge considers a request to toss part of his corruption conviction.Lura Lynn Ryan...
N.J. attorney general reviewing consultant in Race to the Top application error
New Jersey's attorney general has started a review of the consulting firm that was paid more than $500,000 to help prepare the state's two unsuccessful applications for $400 million in federal Race to the Top educational grants.
Real estate lawyer charged in mortgage fraud
Federal charges against a Framingham real estate lawyer this week bring to four the number of people charged in an expanding mortgage fraud case that led to scores of abandoned and foreclosed properties in Dorchester and Roxbury. Real estate - Mortgage fraud - Foreclosure - United States - Business
Investigate these Ace Attorney Investigations 2 screens
Next week's Tokyo Game Show will be the site of many game unveilings, including Capcom's follow-up to Ace Attorney Investigations for Nintendo DS. No need to wait 'til then to get a peek at it, though, as the publisher has released the first few shots on its Japanese site. See 'em after the break. Continue reading Investigate these Ace Attorney Investigations 2 screens Investigate these Ace ...
City may split attorney services
Whether or not Rhinelander begins a municipal court next year, the way the city handles its attorney services could change. Instead of having one city attorney take care of both municipal citations and other cases involving the city, Rhinelander’s Finance, Wage and Salary Committee agreed Tuesday to seek separate “requests for proposals” for those attorney services.
Alabama Attorney Says Safety Is A Concern For High School Football Players, Cheerleaders
Birmingham personal injury attorney Keith T. Belt Jr. urges high schools to take steps to ensure the safety of their football players and cheerleaders as a new season starts.
Attorney: HS principals rebuffed attempt to stop webcam monitoring
A lawyer in the webcam suit against the Lower Merion School District has asked a judge for a second time to have the district pay $418,000 in fees associated with the plaintiffs’ costs.
Assistant city attorney out
R. Shawn Tornow is no longer employed as an assistant city attorney for Sioux Falls. Tornow has been with the city since 1995. His last day was Aug. 27, said Bill O'Toole, human resources director, on Thursday. O'Toole declined to say why Tornow was no longer with the city and would not specify whether Tornow resigned or was fired.
9/11 mosque site investor's lawyer says Trump's buy out offer is a 'cheap' stunt
New York, Sept.10 : A lawyer representing one of the eight investors of the Park51 site where a propsed mosque and community center near Ground Zero is to come up, has described billionaire businessman Donald Trump's offer to pay six million dollars to him as a cheap stunt.
Lawyer refuses to help so daughter learns from mistake
London, Sep 10 : A lawyer in Britain, known for defending high-profile celebrities accused of traffic offences, has refused to help his own daughter to fight a speeding ticket as he wants her to 'understand the consequences of breaking the law'.
Kilpatrick's lawyer files appeal of prison term
A lawyer says he has filed an appeal to try to overturn a prison sentence ordered for former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
Attorney: Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick shouldn't be in prison
Kwame Kilpatrick's conduct may have been appalling, but his appellate lawyer Arnold Reed said the former Detroit mayor still should not have been locked up for probation violation. "You can hate this guy's guts," Reed said, "but where the law's concerned, he wasn't done right."
Lawyer: Bobby Ferguson cohort getting bad rap
It's not just Detroit contractor Bobby Ferguson facing prison time. Ferguson's three suspected coconspirators in the latest public corruption scandal also are looking at lengthy time behind bars and multimillion-dollar fines.
Crash deaths of over-limit lawyer and daughter, 12
A lawyer killed herself and one of her daughters in a crash while more than three times the drink-drive limit, an inquest heard.
Canadian Lawyer Says Offshore Air Traffic Should Have Separate Safety Agency
Call Comes In The Wake Of Cougar Flight 491 Accident A lawyer representing the families of some of those fatally injured when a helicopter went down off the Canadian coast in 2009 says the government should establish a separate safety agency specifically to deal with that segment of air traffic.
US Attorney General Eric Holder visits Vermont
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The U.S. attorney general is visiting Vermont, with stops planned in Montpelier and South Burlington. Eric Holder will speak at a conference on drug abuse and its effects, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday at the Statehouse.
C-NLOPB Disputes Lawyer's Claim
The Offshore Petroleum Board is disputing claims from the lawyer representing unionized workers offshore. Randy Earle told the Inquiry the board has failed in its role as a regulator to protect workers. Board lawyer Amy Crosbie says they have taken much criticism.