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US Attorney General Eric Holder visits Vermont
The U.S. attorney general is visiting Vermont, with stops planned in Montpelier and South Burlington. Vermont - United States - Montpelier Vermont - South Burlington Vermont - Business and Economy
Lawyer says client wasn't fleeing Conn. charges
The attorney for a man arrested in Vermont in connection with a car crash that killed a Connecticut state trooper says his client wasn't fleeing from prosecution. Connecticut - Vermont - United States - State police - Business and Economy
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
Lawyer says client wasn't fleeing Conn. charges
The attorney for a man arrested in Vermont in connection with a car crash that killed a Connecticut state trooper says his client wasn't fleeing from prosecution. Connecticut - Vermont - United States - State police - Business and Economy
Kilmartin says hed use new media if elected R.I. attorney general
PAWTUCKET - Peter F. Kilmartin, Democratic candidate for attorney general, said he would use new media to convey his message to Rhode Islanders, if he's elected.
Retirees must watch N.B. pension case: Ont. lawyer
Canadian retirees should be watching a New Brunswick judge's ruling on how a pension fund can dig itself out of a massive deficit, according to an Ontario lawyer.
Attorney General will not represent state in fight against stem cell ruling
MADISON -- Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen will not berepresenting the state in its fight against a recent court rulingthat halted federal funding for work with human embroynic stemcells.
Attorney General
Name: Eric Dinallo Age: 47 Party Affiliation: Democrat Occupation: Ethics Professor, Stern School of Business at New York University
Attorney: Tausha Borland "Might" Enter Plea In Death Of Two Tulsa Bicyclists
A court hearing is set for Friday afternoon in the case of Tausha Borland, who is charged with first-degree manslaughter in the death of two bicyclists.
Morrissey, Driscoll and Chinman debate experience in Norfolk district attorney forum
The three candidate in the race to fill Norfolk Country District Attorney William Keating’s seat disagreed about their legal experience. But all three agreed that candidate Michael Chinman, a Norfolk County Assistant District Attorney since 1995, has tried the most criminal cases. Chinman’s opponents are both currently legislators in the state house. Joe Driscoll a former prosecutor in both the ...
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.
Baltimore City state’s attorney candidates address issues
With the Sept. 14 primary election fast approaching, The Daily Record asked the two major candidates for Baltimore City State’s Attorney — incumbent Patricia C. Jessamy and challenger Gregg L. Bernstein — to answer five questions about key issues, each in 250 words or less. The questions and the candidates’ verbatim answers — listed in [...]
No cartwheels for the district attorney? Maybe this is why: Jarvis DeBerry
An assistant in the district attorney's office took great offense at an August Times-Picayune headline: "Justice system creeps toward improvement." The Times-Picayune file photoDurelli Watts, 89, was a seamstress for most of her life and specialized in debutante and Mardi...
Dublin Attorney to Investigate WR Councilman
A special prosecutor will investigate Warner Robins Councilman John Williams.  According to the Associated Press, Dublin District Attorney Craig Fraser has been appointed to lead the case against Williams. The councilman is accused of making false statements to the Warner Robins Police Department over a missing city cell phone that he claimed was stolen.  He's also charged with falsely reporting ...
Adessi: Lawyer's Safety Call over Workplace Death Toll
LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A leading workplace injury and accident lawyer says the fight for improved safety standards at work can never end while tens of thousands of UK workers are still dying each year. The call came as the TUC published figures claiming that around 20,000 people were still dying annually in accidents at work or as a result of industrial illnesses such as mesothelioma ...
Gay blood ruling sets 'dangerous' precedent: lawyer
A Toronto lawyer believes Thursday's court decision that Canadian Blood Services has the right to ban gay men from donating blood is more than just disappointing; it sets a dangerous roadmap for how governments can shirk the Charter.
District attorney candidates debate experience
The three candidates in the race to fill Norfolk Country District Attorney William Keating’s seat disagreed about their legal experience. but all agreed that Michael Chinman, a Norfolk County assistant district attorney since 1995, has tried the most criminal cases. “For 15 years I’ve been trying serious criminals,” Chinman said. “Rep. Driscoll has one conviction and that’s one more than Mr ...
Miami lawyer Stephen N. Zack set to receive honor
Stephen N. Zack will be awarded the ``Lawyer of the Year'' distinction at an event Friday night in Minneapolis by the Hispanic National Bar Association.
Gay blood ruling sets 'dangerous' precedent: lawyer
A Toronto lawyer believes Thursday's court decision that Canadian Blood Services has the right to ban gay men from donating blood is more than just disappointing; it sets a dangerous roadmap for how governments can shirk the Charter.
Prominent Boston attorney suspended for a year and a day
By John R. Ellement, Globe Staff Stephen B. Hrones, a prominent Boston criminal defense attorney whose clients have included the man who called himself Clark Rockefeller and a Boston teen wrongly convicted of a shocking murder, was suspended today from... Boston - Clark Rockefeller - United States - Lawyer - Massachusetts
Gay blood ruling sets 'dangerous' precedent: lawyer
A Toronto lawyer believes Thursday's court decision that Canadian Blood Services has the right to ban gay men from donating blood is more than just disappointing; it sets a dangerous roadmap for how governments can shirk the Charter.
Houston's Mark Lanier Named Top Texas Attorney Once Again
Acclaimed trial attorney Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm, has been named one of Texas' Top 10 attorneys in the 2010 Texas Super Lawyers listing based on his work on behalf of plaintiffs in courtrooms across the U.S.
Fraud charges against Iowa 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.
Resident challenges county to change attorney rules
A heated discussion between candidate for county attorney Greg Goddard and April Poley ensued during the Johnson County Board of Commissioner’s regular meeting Tuesday morning over an e-mail that was sent out last weekend to various Johnson County residents.
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 ...
WikiLeaks' Assange requests new lawyer in Sweden
STOCKHOLM (AP) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has requested a new lawyer to represent him in Sweden after a prosecutor decided to reopen a rape investigation against him. In a note to the Stockholm district court Tuesday a representative of Assange wrote he is not satisfied with prominent Swedish lawyer Leif ...
Ouster of Comoros army chief a manipulation: lawyer
The detention of Comoros' military chief over murder charges last week was a scheme to oust him from the small Indian Ocean island's strife-plagued army, his lawyer said Friday.
Attorney: More Victims Claim Harassment Against Leopold
An attorney claims he discovered more details and more victims claiming sexual harassment against Anne Arundel County Executive John Leopold.
Lawyer turns to housekeeping to pay bills
NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- An out-of-work New York attorney says she has turned to housekeeping for people who have "always wanted to see a lawyer clean a toilet." New York - Lawyer - United States - Financial services - Business and Economy
Lawyer In Clark Rockefeller Case Suspended
A high-profile Boston defense attorney who represented the man who called himself Clark Rockefeller has had his law license suspended by the state's highest court.
Lawyer falls victim to burglars
An unidentified person or persons broke into the house of a lawyer and stole over P600,000 worth of belongings and P10,000 cash in Doña Rita Village, Barangay Ta-lamban last Thursday morning.
District Attorney: Officers Involved in Deadly Shooting Did Nothing Illegal
District Attorney Carrie Schneider say Lieutenant Carlos del Plaine and Officer Joseph Lidbury fired nine shots when Arman Aponte lunged at them with two samurai-style swords. Aponte was hit seven times.
Charity probe link to lawyer
An investigation has begun into charities linked to prominent Timaru lawyer Edward Sullivan that may have been caught out in the failure of Allan Hubbard's business empire.
District attorney candidates debate experience
The three candidates in the race to fill Norfolk Country District Attorney William Keating’s seat disagreed about their legal experience. but all agreed that Michael Chinman, a Norfolk County assistant district attorney since 1995, has tried the most criminal cases. “For 15 years I’ve been trying serious criminals,” Chinman said. “Rep. Driscoll has one conviction and that’s one more than Mr ...
C.A. Tosses Attorney Fee Award Against Best-Selling Author
This district’s Court of Appeal has thrown out two attorney fee awards totaling over $160,000 against best-selling author Clive Cussler in a dispute over the movie adaptation of his novel “ Sahara .”
Governor Reappoints Attorney as General Counsel for State Board
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger yesterday nominated Sacramento attorney Michael G. Lee to continue to serve as general counsel for the Agricultural Labor Relations Board.
Mass. lawyer in 'Rockfeller' case suspended
A high-profile Boston defense attorney who represented the man who called himself Clark Rockefeller has had his law license suspended by the state's highest court. Boston - Clark Rockefeller - United States - Lawyer - Law
Lawyer Turns To Housekeeping To Pay Bills
An out-of-work New York attorney says she has turned to housekeeping for people who have "always wanted to see a lawyer clean a toilet."
Disgraced lawyer pulls pin on his court career
Banned lawyer Chris Comeskey has called it quits on his courtroom career.He will not return to law after his nine-month suspension, planning instead to reinvent himself as a "forensic crime consultant" - a cross between a private...
Attorney emphasizes Comp Plan changes
In a letter to the Town Commission dated Friday, Sept. 10, Town Attorney David Persson once again stressed the need for amendments to the town of Longboat Key’s Comprehensive Plan.
In Vt. appearance, US Attorney General Eric Holder calls prescription drug abuse epidemic
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says prescription drug abuse in America is at epidemic proportions and taming it will take more than law enforcement.
Coroner reports Salinas attorney was bludgeoned to death
Monterey County coroner's officials confirmed today that Salinas attorney Mark Hafen, 58, died as a result of blunt force head injuries, due to bludgeoning. Hafen's body was discovered at his home in the 700 block of Carmelita Drive on Sept. 1 by Salinas police.
Treasury lawyer tapped to replace Feinberg
The Obama administration says it's chosen a Treasury Department lawyer to replace pay czar Kenneth Feinberg, who stepped down Friday, ending a contentious 14-month tenure.
Treasury lawyer tapped to replace Feinberg
The Obama administration says it's chosen a Treasury Department lawyer to replace pay czar Kenneth Feinberg, who stepped down Friday, ending a contentious 14-month tenure.
Attorney general warns South Dakotans about spoofing scammers
Just because caller ID says that call coming in is local doesn'tmean it actually is, and it could even be a scam.
Lawyer in ‘Rockefeller’ case suspended
A high-profile Boston defense attorney who represented the man who called himself Clark Rockefeller has had his law license suspended by the state’s highest court. The court on Friday suspended the license of Stephen Hrones for a year and a day for “forming a business arrangement with a nonlawyer.” The charges stem from a relationship [...]
Treasury lawyer tapped to replace Feinberg
The Obama administration says it's chosen a Treasury Department lawyer to replace pay czar Kenneth Feinberg, who stepped down Friday, ending a contentious 14-month tenure.
Treasury Lawyer Tapped to Replace Feinberg
Administration selects Treasury Department lawyer to replace Feinberg as pay czar United States Department of the Treasury - United States - Government - Finance - Debt Agencies
Treasury lawyer tapped to replace Feinberg
The Obama administration says it's chosen a Treasury Department lawyer to replace pay czar Kenneth Feinberg, who stepped down Friday, ending a contentious 14-month tenure.
District attorney seeking elder abuse investigator
Mendocino County District Attorney Meredith Lintott announced this week she will be recruiting an investigator to join her elder abuse unit. The new position is being funded by part of the county's $6 million settlement with MCM, Inc.