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Lawyer Who Questioned Judges' Pay Released from Jail
After spending 563 days in jail for contempt of court, Richard Fine has been freed. In fact, Fine broke the L.A. County record for a lawyer held in contempt. He was officially jailed for not adhering to a court order: pay $46,329 or release details of personal finances, but he believes it was in "retaliation for exposing Los Angeles County's practice of paying judges an annual bonus of $57,000 ...
Disgruntled Lawyer Drops Libel Claim, Sues Website Over Privacy
A lawyer disappointed with his rating sues to take down the website.
Attorney: US man accused of killing his 3 children previously threatened to kill himself
A father accused of shooting his three children to death as they slept had previously threatened to kill or hurt himself if he lost visitation rights, an attorney said.
Dead UK lawyer quoted The End
A friend of a lawyer shot dead by police during a siege at his London home says he sent an SMS quoting a lyric from The Doors haunting song The End shortly before his death.
Attorney reveals DOE e-mails, as trial on Staten Island bus service cuts gets underway
Education officials tells court city shouldn't have to pay for service for 7th and 8th graders, no matter the cost
Oregon lawyer disbarred after 27 complaints
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A Salem lawyer has been disbarred after the Oregon Supreme Court affirmed as many as 27 client complaints. The Statesman Journal reported that Keith Hayes was suspended by the Oregon State Bar earlier this year after reports of 39 client incidents that yielded 27 complaints about his professional conduct. The bar forwarded the complaints against Hayes to a three-member trial ...
Lawyer to sue KBC!
Alleging that the advertisement being aired for upcoming edition of quiz show 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' is derogatory to the clarion call given by Netaji Subash Chandra Bose for fighting the British, a lawyer has threatened legal action.
Attorney Says Teen Used Sex To Control His Client
An El Dorado teenager and her boyfriend accused of killing the girl's mother now seem to be turning on each other.
District attorney featured speaker
District Attorney Chris Ross was recently a featured speaker at a seminar hosted by the Colorado District Attorney’s Association in Breckenridge, Colo.
Salem lawyer Keith Hayes disbarred after 27 client complaints
A bar spokeswoman said the disbarment is permanent and Hayes will not be able to work as an attorney in Oregon again.
Lawyer claims client is tortured by police, seeks forensic report
DUBAI — A court ordered on Monday that an inmate be referred to a forensic doctor following claims by his lawyer that he had been tortured by police officers during investigation.
Attorney General To Announce New Crime Funds
PHOENIX -- Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard will announce Monday significant new funding that will go toward law enforcement efforts against career criminals, gang members and drug cartels.
Attorney General Mike Cox challenges Blue Cross over proposed individual rate hikes of 9.9 percent to 15 percent
Jay Greene - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox today filed a motion to challenge Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan ’s request to raise rates for individual and group conversion members by 10 percent to 15 percent. Cox said about 195,000 Blue Cross members could be affected by the rate increase, or about 4 percent of the Blue’s total membership. Group conversion plans cover people who ...
Attorney general travels to Gering for gang training
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning speaks about gang issues. Photo by Maunette Loeks The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office kicked off a week-long effort to train law enforcement officers on gang crimes in Gering.
Council not pleased by attorney's oversight
Thelma Grimes/San Pedro Valley News-Sun Continued mistakes and oversights have some Benson City Council members thinking it may be time to search for a new city attorney.
Attorney general attends Oxford Candidates Night
OXFORD - Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray encouraged voters to turn out for the November election during his address Thursday, Sept.
NY man in Dead Sea Scrolls case: It's revenge
A New York lawyer denies he impersonated a Judaic studies professor and calls the allegation payback in a scholarly dispute over the Dead Sea Scrolls.
NY man in Dead Sea Scrolls trial: It's revenge
A lawyer charged with impersonating a Judaic studies professor online portrayed the allegation as payback in a scholarly showdown over the Dead Sea Scrolls, a video shows.
NY man in Dead Sea Scrolls trial: It's revenge
A lawyer charged with impersonating a Judaic studies professor online portrayed the allegation as payback in a scholarly showdown over the Dead Sea Scrolls, a video shows. Dead Sea - Dead Sea Scrolls - New York City - Middle East - Qumran
Cummins: Griffin had role in U.S. attorney firings
LITTLE ROCK — Republican 2nd District congressional candidate Tim Griffin “had a role” in the U.S. attorney controversy of George W. Bush’s administration, the former U.S. attorney who was replaced by Griffin said today.
NY man in Dead Sea Scrolls trial: Case stems from malice toward my dad's scholarship
A lawyer charged with impersonating a Judaic studies professor online portrayed the allegation as payback in a scholarly showdown over the Dead Sea Scrolls, a video shows.
City hires attorney to investigate Bosier
The City of Centennial has contracted with a Denver attorney to investigate a city councilmember’s alleged ethical violations.
Lawyer Asks for Case Against Tybee Officer Thrown Out
To add to the Chatham County District Attorney's troubles -- a recent indictment of two former Tybee Police Officers is now being called into question.
Johnson County district attorney warns of scammers going door to door offering asphalt work
The Johnson County district attorney’s office on Monday warned consumers about traveling asphalt contractors seen in the Johnson County area within the last week.
Ex-Brighton attorney avoids prison in woman's drug death
Ann Arbor -- Former Brighton attorney Ronald Plunkett avoided a prison term today when he was sentenced to three years' probation on charges linked to the overdose death of a 22-year-old Army National Guard medic.
Lawyer: Caffeine confession false
The trial of a man who claimed he suffered a caffeine-induced bout of insanity when his wife was strangled went decaffeinated today. Woody Will Smith's lawyer says his client made a false confession because of sleep deprivation.
Lawyer Sentenced for Drug Crime
The brother of Duluth Police Chief Gordon Ramsay has been sentenced for a drug crime.
Lawyer Sentenced For Identity Theft
A disbarred lawyer who stole another attorneys identity was sentenced on Monday to two years in federal prison.
Lawyer Sentenced for Cocaine in Minn. Courtroom
A lawyer has been sentenced to two days in jail and ten years probation for possessing cocaine in a Winona County courtroom. Judge Jeffrey Thompson also sentenced 43-year-old Chuck Ramsay of New Brighton to 240 hours of community service and a $2,500 fine Monday.
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WINONA, Minn. (AP) - A lawyer has been sentenced to two days in jail and ten years probation for possessing cocaine in a Winona County courtroom. Judge Jeffrey Thompson also sentenced 43-year-old Chuck Ramsay of New Brighton to 240 hours of community service and a $2,500 fine Monday.
Lawyer: Dad accused of killing kids threatened to harm self over visitation rights
HOUSTON -- A Texas father accused of shooting his three children to death as they slept had previously threatened to kill or hurt himself if he lost visitation rights, an attorney said. After Mohammed Goher’s two daughters, ages 14 and 7, and a 12-year-old son were killed Sunday, authorities said Goher shot himself in the mouth in an apparent suicide attempt. He was in fair condition Monday at ...
Attorney General Reacts to DA's Alleged Actions
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said  his office is ready to assist the governor if and when a Calumet County resident files a complaint against D.A. Ken Kratz.
Lawyer sentenced for cocaine in Minnesota courtroom
WINONA, Minn. (AP) - A lawyer has been sentenced to two days in jail and ten years probation for possessing cocaine in a Winona County courtroom.
New U.S. Attorney, Zane David Memeger, sworn in
Zane David Memeger was sworn into office Monday as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in a ceremony attended by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Senators Arlen Specter and Robert P. Casey, Jr.
Former defense attorney sentenced to 2 years probation in Ann Arbor drug case
A former Brighton defense attorney who admitted he provided cocaine at his Ann Arbor apartment the day an Ypsilanti woman died there of a drug overdose was sentenced to three years of probation today. Ronald James Plunkett, 54, who pleaded......
Nashville lawyer Charles Trost named revenue commissioner
Nashville attorney Charles Trost was sworn in Monday as the new head of the Department of Revenue.
Judge picks new attorney in Pittsburgh cop slaying
A judge has appointed a new attorney to represent a man in the death penalty phase of his trial on charges of killing three Pittsburgh police officers.
Lawyer wants to know what happened to rims stolen from Beaver Township scrap dealer
BEAVER TWP. — A Bay County defense attorney wants to know what happened to the 40 aluminum rims his client was accused of stealing.“The police report indicates the rims were recovered,” said Bruce K. Mannikko, director of the Bay County...
Attorney general meets US official
HE the Attorney General Ali bin Futais al-Marri has met with the Secretary of US Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano in Washington.
Nashville lawyer Charles Trost named revenue commissioner
Nashville attorney Charles Trost was sworn in Monday as the new head of the Department of Revenue.
Lawyer sentenced for cocaine in Minn. courtroom
A lawyer has been sentenced to two days in jail and ten years probation for possessing cocaine in a Winona County courtroom.
14. Family hires lawyer for brothers
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Ravi Nekoo has been appointed as counsel for two brothers held under remand in the investigations into the murders of Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others.
Governor, Attorney General Say They'll Follow Procedure in Kratz Case
Governor Doyle, shocked at the alleged actions of Ken Kratz, announced he will pursue the removal of the Calumet County district attorney from office.
Caffeine consumption an issue in Ky. murder trial
The lawyer for a Kentucky man accused of strangling his wife argued at trial Monday that excessive caffeine from sodas, energy drinks and diet pills left the defendant so sleep-deprived and mentally unstable that he falsely confessed to the killing.
Local defense attorney returns after long illness
Criminal defense attorney Wayne Keeney sits in his Bridgeport office Friday September 17, 2010. Keeney was recently reinstated to the bar in Stamford following a liver transplant and an 18-month bout with Hepatitis C that nearly claimed his life.
Local defense attorney returns after long illness
Criminal defense attorney Wayne Keeney sits in his Bridgeport office Friday September 17, 2010. Keeney was recently reinstated to the bar in Stamford following a liver transplant and an 18-month bout with Hepatitis C that nearly claimed his life.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera to S.F. Employees: No Campaigning on City Time
Dennis Herrera, who not long ago announced plans to move his operations down the hall from the city attorney's office to that of San Francisco mayor, has issued a warning to city workers ...
Former attorney general Lautenschlager calls for Kratz's resignation
Former prosecutor and Wisconsin attorney general is among those calling for Ken Kratz to resign.
'Bling ring' attorney is sentenced in a witness tampering case
A Sherman Oaks attorney who represented an alleged member of the "bling ring" celebrity burglars was sentenced Monday in an unrelated witness tampering case. Prosecutors alleged that Sean G. Erenstoft, while representing a defendant in a stalking case, filed a...
Brothers' family hires lawyer
KUALA LUMPUR - LAWYER Ravi Nekoo has been appointed as counsel for two brothers held under remand in the investigations into the murders of Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others. Mr Ravi, who is from Hakem Arabi & Associates, said the brothers' family appointed him on Sept 12.