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Toyota Attorney Sanctioned for Frivolous Appeal
An assistant general counsel for Toyota Motor Sales USA who ran his company-owned SUV into another attorney has been sanctioned for bringing a frivolous appeal in the case. Of particular concern, a California appeals court found, was that Granville Webster Burns denied liability in response to Ann Grant's request for admission of liability before trial, although he had admitted at his deposition ...
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.
QUT lawyer keeps his job after book-burning controversy
[ABC] - The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) says it will not be sacking one of its legal staff for burning pages from the Koran and Bible.QUT lawyer Alex Stewart made international headlines last Monday ...
Attorney-General returns police probe papers, instructs further investigation
KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney-General's Chambers has returned to the police the investigation papers on the murder of a cosmetics queen and three other people because it feels further investigation has to be conducted on many aspects, according to its head of prosecution Datuk Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah.
Defense attorney throws a curve in sex case
The defense attorney for Kenneth Schneider, a wealthy Chester County attorney accused of having sex with an underage ballet dancer in Russia, used a drawing by the alleged victim to tell a jury yesterday in his opening statement that the victim was not credible.
Lawyer shot by cops was 3 times limit
A barrister shot by cops after a stand-off at his home was three times the drink-drive limit, an inquest heard yesterday.
Mosque trip violated rights, lawyer says
A lawyer for the Wellesley mother who allegedly recorded five sixth-grade boys participating in an Islamic prayer service during a school field trip is arguing that taking students to any house of worship violates their civil rights. Islam - Salah - Religion - Field trip - Sixth grade
Braintree lawyer reprimanded by bar board
The state Board of Bar Overseers has issued a public reprimand to a lawyer with a Braintree practice. Barrando Butler was accused of commingling personal and client funds in the same account and failing to keep accurate financial records.
Attorney-General returns police probe papers, instructs further investigation
KUALA LUMPUR: The Attorney-General's Chambers has returned to the police the investigation papers on the murder of a cosmetics queen and three other people because it feels further investigation has to be conducted on many aspects, according to its head of prosecution Datuk Tun Abd Majid Tun Hamzah.
'Aggressive excellence' lawyer Ken McKenna faces federal income tax charges
Ken McKenna, a well-known Reno lawyer, has been charged two federal misdemeanor counts of failing to pay taxes.
Zellner attorney: Calumet County case could be consolidated
CHILTON The attorney for a former Kiel and Green Bay-area teacher and coach expects that the 28 criminal charges related to sexual assault in three counties could be resolved soon.
City attorney to review matter of utility hookup for fire station
Strafford aldermen called upon their city attorney Tuesday, Sept. 7, to determine if a proposed new fire station north of town can be connected to city water and sewer lines.
Van Hollen: Lawyer disciplinary panel responsible for delay in action against Kratz
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen on Tuesday said the system used to discipline attorneys in Wisconsin should be reviewed in the wake of the Office of Lawyer Regulations failure to reprimand Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz for sending sexually suggestive text messages to a domestic abuse victim.
Maslamani's attorney admits client carjacked man, denies killing him
Mount Clemens -- The attorney for Ihab Maslamani dropped a self-proclaimed "bombshell" Tuesday when he addressed jurors at the opening of the teen's trial, admitting his client committed an armed bank robbery and a carjacking at a Roseville Wal-Mart in August 2009.
Attorney general astounded Kratz texts werent deemed an ethics violation
Wisconsins top law enforcement official says he was astounded to hear that the state Office of Lawyer Regulation had not considered behavior by Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz as an ethical violation.
Greedy for mansion, lawyer bilks clients out of $2.7 million
A lawyer who admitted Tuesday to stealing $2.7 million from his clients in a complicated web of schemes had taken the money to pay for the construction of an opulent Orchard Park home, according to prosecutors.
Lawyer threatens lawsuit over school mosque trip
WELLESLEY, Mass. -- A lawyer is threatening to file a class action lawsuit against the Wellesley School District for taking students to a mosque last May.
Versoza lawyer: ‘We can’t sue Cruz for Senate disclosures’
MANILA, Philippines – The lawyer of former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Jesus Verzosa said on Wednesday acknowledged that retired archbishop Oscar Cruz cannot be sued for including his client in a list of personalities allegedly linked to the illegal numbers game “jueteng” that was submitted to the Senate blue ribbon committee. (Anthony Vargas)
Maslamani's attorney admits client carjacked man, denies killing him
Mount Clemens -- The attorney for Ihab Maslamani dropped a self-proclaimed "bombshell" Tuesday when he addressed jurors at the opening of the teen's trial, admitting his client committed an armed bank robbery and a carjacking at a Roseville Wal-Mart in August 2009.
Lawyer: Teen robbed bank, but he didn't kill Matthew Landry
Sarah Maynard felt a gun to the back of her head, and the man behind her demanded $50,000 from a Flagstar Bank teller or, he said, he was going to kill her.
Attorney: Bishop Long denies coercing 2 into sex
An Atlanta-area megachurch pastor denies allegations in a lawsuit filed by two men accusing him of coercing them into a sexual relationship, his attorney said.
Attorney: Bishop Long denies coercing 2 into sex
Associated Press - September 22, 2010 7:04 AM ET ATLANTA (AP) - An attorney for an Atlanta-area megachurch pastor says the minister denies allegations in a lawsuit filed by two men accusing him...
Indonesian attorney general told to step down
An Indonesian court has ordered the country's attorney general to step down immediately, saying his term officially expired nearly a year ago.
Indonesian attorney general told to step down
An Indonesian court has ordered the country's attorney general to step down immediately, saying his term officially expired nearly a year ago.
Attorney ordered to pay court costs
A PORT Elizabeth attorney was ordered to pay the cost of an application he brought against the Road Accident Fund (RAF) when a judge found he did not have the right to appear in the high court.
Lawyer says officials too soft on 'killer' dogs
WEST BROOKFIELD - The lawyer for a woman who says a neighbor's two large dogs viciously attacked her smaller dog in June, resulting in it being euthanized, has accused a selectman and a police sergeant of shirking their responsibility.
Attorney: Bishop Long denies coercing 2 into sex
An attorney for an Atlanta-area megachurch pastor says the minister denies allegations in a lawsuit filed by two men accusing him of coercing them into a sexual relationship.
New York Lawyer Says Tougher Laws Against Distracted Driving and Drunk Driving Have Helped to Reduce Car Accidents ...
Binghamton personal injury lawyer Scott C. Gottlieb says New York laws banning texting while driving and providing tougher penalties for drunk driving have contributed to a drop in traffic fatalities.
Attorney general told to step down
JAKARTA - AN INDONESIAN court has ordered the country's attorney general to step down immediately, saying his term officially expired nearly a year ago. Hendarman Supandji assumed the post in 2007, in the middle of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's first five-year term.
Indonesian court says attorney general must step down immediately
An Indonesian court has ordered the country's attorney general to step down immediately, saying his term officially expired nearly a year ago.
Lawyer who switched key portion of McCourt agreement to resume testimony
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - An lawyer testified Wednesday in the divorce case of Jamie and Frank McCourt that he didn't tell the couple he made what turned out to be a critical change to a postnuptial marital agreement the day before they signed it.
Montclair attorney tapped for judge spot
In a split vote, the Township Council last night appointed a Montclair attorney, and former member of liberal advocacy group BlueWave NJ, to become Montclair's next municipal judge.
Winters' attorney files for new sentencing
The North Platte Telegraph On Aug. 16, 21-year-old Ryan Winters was sentenced to spend the next 5-10 years in prison after being convicted for attempted sexual assault of a child. On Monday, his attorney, Stephen Potter called the sentencing excessive.
Mosque trip violated rights, lawyer says
A lawyer for the Wellesley mother who allegedly recorded five sixth-grade boys participating in an Islamic prayer service during a school field trip is arguing that taking students to any house of worship violates their civil rights. Islam - Salah - Religion - Field trip - Sixth grade
McCourt's post-nuptial attorney tesitfies
The Boston attorney who prepped the McCourts’ post-nuptial agreement began his testimony yesterday in the couple’s L.A. divorce trial. He's the attorney who set off a legal battle when he tried to fix an apparent mistake.
Lawyer says mosque trip violated rights
We view this as a very simple constitutional law case. We believe that a school cannot bring middle-school children to any house of worship. Period. -- Robert N. Meltzer, a Framingham attorney, who says that Wellesley students should not have... Wellesley Massachusetts - Middle school - Constitutional law - United States - Law
Kansas Attorney General Joins Backpage.com Letter
Attorney General Steve Six and colleagues continue effort to crack down on online human trafficking
Lawyer for ex-teacher's aide says letters to girl, 8, not abuse
Karl Marshall Walker Jr.'s attorney acknowledges letters to 8-year old are inappropriate The lawyer for a former Howard County teacher's aide acknowledged in court Tuesday that his client wrote inappropriate notes to an 8-year old girl, but argued that while unprofessional, his client's actions were not criminal. He was overly friendly with a large number of students, his lawyer said.
NY lawyer admits stealing $2.7M from clients
Authorities say a personal-injury lawyer has admitted to bilking more than $2.5 million from his clients to pay for construction of his suburban Buffalo home.
Lawyer who switched key portion of McCourt agreement to resume testimony
Divorce lawyers for Frank and Jamie McCourt are planning to go into mediation as soon as Friday over who owns the Los Angeles Dodgers, The Associated Press has learned.
NY lawyer admits stealing $2.7M from clients
Authorities say a personal-injury lawyer has admitted to bilking more than $2.5 million from his clients to pay for construction of his suburban Buffalo home.
NY lawyer admits stealing $2.7M from clients
Authorities say a personal-injury lawyer has admitted to bilking more than $2.5 million from his clients to pay for construction of his suburban Buffalo home.
Kansas attorney general candidates to face off in first debate
The two contenders for Kansas attorney general will face off in their first debate of the campaign in Wichita.
A Bankruptcy Attorney Goes Bankrupt
A man fights with his bankruptcy attorney to help save his house, after his attorney has gone bankrupt himself. Bankruptcy - United States - Law - Services - Lawyers and Law Firms
Oksana Grigorieva's Lawyer Comes to Her Defense on the 'Today Show'
Oksana Grigorieva's lawyer appeared on the 'Today Show' on behalf of his client Gina DiFalco After the newest installment in the Mel Gibson, Oksana Grigorieva saga emerged in recent days in the form of emails between the former couple, TMZ.com reports that Grigorieva’s lawyer, Daniel Horowitz, went on the Today show to sent the record straight about his client. Horowitz appeared on the Today ...
Film of gun lawyer shooting shown
The moment a drunken barrister was shot dead by armed police following a siege is played to a Coroner's Court.
US Attorney General will help monitor Nov. election
The U.S. Attorney General has assured the Commonwealth Election Commission that it will be on island to help the commission on Nov. 2 when people go to the polls to vote for the CNMI's next delegate to the U.S. Congress.
Attorney: Louisville Shooting was Self-Defense
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- An attorney for a one-time University of Louisville baseball player says his client shot and killed former Cardinal football player Daniel Covington in self-defense.
US Attorney General Celebrates Classic Novel At Capstone
US Attorney General Eric Holder made a special appearance at the University of Alabama School of Law.  He was the keynote speaker in the 50 year celebration of the publication of the classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Author Harper Lee was a former law student at the university, but Holder also had ties to the Capstone.  His wife Sharon's sister was Vivian Malone Jones, one of the first ...
Lawyer: Women complaining about Wis. DA want money
The attorney for a Wisconsin prosecutor accused of abusing his power to seek relationships says women who have come forward since the first allegations were reported are "driven by financial opportunity."