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Lawyer joins war on global fraud
SPECIALIST financial crime lawyer Stephen Baker has been selected as the only Jersey member of a global network that seeks to assist victims of fraud from around the world.
Relatives Want Heiress Lawyer Banned
Worried relatives of reclusive 104-year-old copper heiress Huguette Clark asked a court Friday to bar her lawyer and accountant from managing her $500 million fortune, and to appoint a guardian for the hospitalized eccentric as a criminal probe of the men proceeded.
John Arum remembered as environmental advocate
Environmental lawyer John Arum is being remembered as a man who worked tirelessly to protect Washington state's natural resources.
Heiress's relatives seek to oust lawyer
NEW YORK, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- The family of a 104-year-old heiress who has spent much of her life in seclusion has asked a New York court to bar her lawyer and accountant from her affairs. New York - New York City - United States - Lawyer - Metro Areas
IRAN: Prominent human rights lawyer arrested in Tehran
Iranian authorities on Saturday arrested the prominent lawyer and women's rights activist Nasrine Sotoudeh, her husband told Babylon & Beyond. Sotoudeh, in her 40s, is among the small cadre of courageous and outspoken lawyers who risk liberty and their careers...
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.
Killpack lawyer denies seeking favor from Shutleff
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An attorney for former Utah Senate Majority Leader Sheldon Killpack says he did not seek special treatment from Attorney General Mark Shurtleff in Killpack's drunken driving case.
Prominent human rights lawyer arrested in Tehran
Iranian authorities on Saturday arrested the prominent lawyer and women's rights activist Nasrine Sotoudeh, her husband told Babylon & Beyond. Sotoudeh, in her 40s, is among the small cadre of courageous and outspoken lawyers who risk liberty and their careers to take the country's politically motivated court system to defend political dissidents, activists, women and religious and ethnic ...
Santa Rosa County Attorney looks to new career as judge
Santa Rosa County Attorney Tom Dannheisser’s hardest day was Friday as he packed up his final few things to complete the move from his office on Caroline St. in Milton to his new office in Pensacola. Back on Aug. 9, Dannheisser, who has served as...
Texas Attorney General Opens Investigation Into Google Search Rankings
Google Inc.'s methods for recommending websites are being reviewed by Texas' attorney general in an investigation spurred by complaints that the company has abused its power as the Internet's dominant search engine.
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Democratic candidates for R.I. attorney general on the attack
PROVIDENCE –– There are more people running for attorney general this year than at any time in recent memory, seven in all. On Sept. 14, voters will go to the polls to decide which of the three Democratic candidates will be the party’s nominee.
Lawyer insists Pakistan players are innocent
Karachi: The lawyer of the three cricketers at the centre of the Pakistani match-fixing scandal said yesterday money recovered from his clients doesn’t prove any wrongdoing.
Lautner to donate $40K settlement to charity
A lawyer for Taylor Lautner says the " Twilight " star has settled a lawsuit with an RV dealership he claims didn't deliver a $300,000 coach in time for a movie shoot.
Democratic candidates for R.I. attorney general on the attack
PROVIDENCE –– There are more people running for attorney general this year than at any time in recent memory, seven in all. On Sept. 14, voters will go to the polls to decide which of the three Democratic candidates will be the party’s nominee.
Lawyer lands in middle of Harrisburg Authority tussle
The man in the middle of the fight over the makeup of the Harrisburg Authority is an unlikely cause celebre. Neil Grover is not an instantly recognizable face from the evening news, or a lawyer whose ads live on the back of the local telephone book.
Attorney: JetBlue attendant in NYC flap resigned
A flight attendant who captured America's attention when he told off a plane full of passengers and then slid down an emergency chute resigned from his job last week and wasn't fired, his lawyer said Sunday. Steven Slater left the job at JetBlue Airways Corp.... JetBlue Airways - Flight attendant - Steven Slater - Recreation - United States
Lawyer: JetBlue attendant resigned
A flight attendant who captured America's attention when he told off a plane full of passengers and then slid down an emergency chute resigned from his job last week and wasn't fired, his lawyer says.
'I absolutely love this job': Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri's first year in office.
Letters lay stacked on Erie County District Attorney Jack Daneri's desk. He's received requests for legal opinions, invitations to discussion panels and committee posts.
Felicia Page finds niche in Macon County State's Attorney's office
DECATUR - The path to her position as Macon County assistantstate's attorney was a winding one for Felicia Page.
Lawyer pleads guilty to stealing from trust
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A former Cape Girardeau lawyer has pleaded guilty of felony stealing for embezzling $325,000 from a deceased client's trust fund.
Covington lawyer complains hearings are too far for Bath, Alleghany residents
COVINGTON — If you live in Covington, you have to drive 90 miles to Beckley, W.Va., for a Social Security disability benefit hearing.
Law Review: Towns need to get tough with finances, bond lawyer says
Bill Rhodes, a municipal-bond lawyer at Ballard Spahr L.L.P. who has been laboring in the trenches of government finance for nearly two decades, says he has never seen things so dicey.
Law Review: Towns need to get tough with finances, bond lawyer says
Bill Rhodes, a municipal-bond lawyer at Ballard Spahr L.L.P. who has been laboring in the trenches of government finance for nearly two decades, says he has never seen things so dicey.
Covington lawyer complains hearings are too far for Bath, Alleghany residents
COVINGTON — If you live in Covington, you have to drive 90 miles to Beckley, W.Va., for a Social Security disability benefit hearing.
Attorney defends Burning Man fans
RENO -- David Levin represents entrepreneurs, investors and developers in his legal practice. As an aside, he is a Burning Man barrister, offering free legal advice to those who run afoul of the law at the annual counterculture festival in the Nevada desert.
Attorney claims bias in death sentences
An attorney for a man facing trial and a possible death sentence alleges that Delaware prosecutors seek the death penalty only in cases where a white woman is the victim.
Lawyer urges meal breaks
Attorney Frances Slusarz, at the head of the table, and coworkers, clockwise Dick Rose, Brian Song, Regina Flaherty and Katie Joseppsen take time to for a real lunch at PF Changs in Stamford, Conn. on Thursday August 26, 2010.
Lawyer finds calling in terrorism studies
PHILADELPHIA — Evan Kohlmann had just settled into his seat on his first day of law school at the University of Pennsylvania on Sept. 11, 2001, when he was overcome with a sense of foreboding.
Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm faces harassment, bias complaints
While Chatham County District Attorney Larry Chisolm has had to deal with extensive turnover and the departure of key veterans since he took office, his hiring and management practices also have led to charges of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination among his support personnel. The allegations have come from short-term employees hired after Chisolm took office - recruited in at ...
Attorney General: Redevelopment commissions can borrow on their own
The attorney general’s ruling doesn’t really apply to Jeffersonville because the city has an ordinance in place requiring the council sign-off on all bonding regardless of the amount, Jeffersonville Communications Director Larry Thomas said.
Assistant recommended for Macoupin state's attorney post
Macoupin County Assistant State's Attorney Jennifer Watson is the choice of the Macoupin County Democrat Central Committee to assume the role of state's attorney. Committee chairwoman Michelle Hampton said the Macoupin County Democratic Central...
State orders disbarred attorney to pay its costs: Record number of former clients seeking help.
The Indiana Supreme Court has ordered a disbarred South Bend attorney to repay the state more than $17,000 it spent to investigate misconduct charges against him.
Lawyer Allan Vinni running for council
Shirley Lin Today staff A local lawyer has made the first bid to run for the Saprae Creek and Draper area in the upcoming municipal election.[...]
Oklahoma attorney general candidates differ on Issues
BY BARBARA HOBEROCK - Tulsa World Political Veteran, Newcomer Seeking to Become Next Oklahoma Attorney General Read more on NewsOK.com
Kathleen Rice ready to step up as New York State attorney general
Nassau County District Attorney, the only female in the race for New York State attorney general, says she’s the one who has the experience to restore confidence in state government. She explains her campaign to April Drew.
Texas Attorney General Investigating Google’s Rank System
Google Inc. said Friday that the Texas Attorney General's office was investigating into the fairness of the company's search engine rank system. Google said the probe is the first by a U.S. legal authority into the fairness of its rankings. The European Commission prompted a similar probe after complaints derived from small websites that felt Google unfairly ranked them. Google said on its ...
American Lawyer Associate Rankings Show Major Drop
The annual associate survey found Boston's Nutter McLennon at Number one position, followed by St Louis' Thompson Coburn. Both firms took the same spot last year for the national rankings.
Texas Attorney General to Investigate Google’s Search Rankings
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has opened an investigation into how Google ranks websites in it's search results. This could give us a look into the mysterious algorithm Google uses.
Google's Internet search rankings under investigation by Texas attorney general
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google Inc.'s methods for recommending websites are being reviewed by Texas' attorney general in an investigation spurred by complaints that the company has abused its power as the Internet's dominant search engine.
District Attorney David Prater Responds To Questions By Black Community Leaders
Oklahoma County's district attorney said Saturday he would welcome an investigation of his office after a group of black community leaders questioned the removal of a black judge from a high-profile murder case. Black Community Stands by Judge Who Stepped Down in Pharmacy Murder Trial
Word war among Taguig pols heats up
Lawyer Darwin Icay, the spokesperson of Taguig Mayor Ma. Laarni Cayetano, has claimed that the cases filed by Vice Mayor George Elias and several city councilors against Cayetano and city administrator Jose Luis Montales was just a drama cooked up by “[Dante] Tiñga and his supporters in the city council.”
City Hall lawyer: No basis to pay couple for land
THE Cebu City Government will not pay the P4.8 million demanded by a couple from Barangay Babag for the use of their land as a public cemetery, an official said yesterday. read more
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.
Prominent Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh arrested in Tehran
Nasrin Sotoudeh, prominent Iranian lawyer was arrested yesterday in Tehran after being summoned to the court at Evin Prison. Sotoudeh received the summons last Saturday while her office and home were searched by the authorities. She was charged with "Activities against national security" and "propaganda against the Islamic Republic regime." -Zamaneh
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.
Judge: Lower Merion must pay attorney in laptop case
On Monday Lower Merion School District was ordered by Senior U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois to pay attorney Mark Haltzman his fees and costs in a civil case involving allegations school officials improperly used webcam-enabled laptops to spy on students.
JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater wasn't fired, his lawyer says
NEW YORK -- A flight attendant who captured America's attention when he told off a plane full of passengers and then slid down an emergency chute resigned from his job last week and wasn't fired, his lawyer said Sunday.
Lawyer calls trial for man who defied police to search for missing brother 'a miscarriage of justice'
GRAND HAVEN -- Darrin Arens didn't want anything to stop him from joining the search for his brother, who had fallen into the Grand River -- even the police officer repeatedly ordering him to dock the pontoon boat he was on.
Attorney general hopeful Eric Schneiderman visits Rochester
Speaking near the scene of a recent homicide, state attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman pledges to fight violence.