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Lawyer accuses joint panel chairman of bias, demands he recuse himself
Capt. Hung Nguyen has been focused on the management structure on the rig
Dallas County officials hire private lawyer for conflict-of-interest probe of DA Craig Watkins
Watkins withdrew his request for records from Commissioner Maureen Dickey, but the court still wants to know if he violated state rules. |
Ohio Attorney General Warns Sports Agents
Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has warned Ohio's approximately 90 registered sports agents and agencies, that his office would not be happy about any misconduct that might put Ohio's college athletes and programs in the crosshairs of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
Lawyer won't say who connected her to Whitman maid
Attorney Gloria Allred has refused again to disclose how she came to represent an illegal immigrant housekeeper Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman employed for nine years. At a news conference Tuesday, her third in a week, Allred said the former...
Lawyer: Ex-Smurfs owner may change NY guilty plea
A Florida businessman who once played a part in the Smurfs cartoon empire is having second thoughts after pleading guilty in New York to trying to shake down his financier son-in-law for $11 mil...
Lawyer: Ex-Smurfs owner may change NY guilty plea
A Florida businessman who once played a part in the Smurfs cartoon empire is having second thoughts after pleading guilty in New York to trying to shake down his financier son-in-law for $11 million, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Texas Attorney General Calls For Moratorium On Foreclosures, Evictions
The Texas Attorney General’s Office Tuesday said it’s calling on lenders that do business in the state to halt foreclosures and evictions until processes are reviewed after several major lenders acknowledged signing foreclosure documents without actually reading them.
Voros: Lawyer fees bloom along foreclosure paper trail
If you have ever financed a home purchase, you have been through the tedious and almost comical signing process that completes the sale.Signatures and initials are required on dozens of mortgage documents as a notary public watches over.
Attorney general hopefuls make case
The candidates for Colorado attorney general traded barbs at a Sept. 21 forum hosted in Centennial by the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce.
Lawyer rapped over B.C. Liberal campaign probe
A Vancouver lawyer is facing disciplinary proceedings for failing to disclose he made a donation to the election campaign of B.C. Liberal MLA Kash Heed, which he was hired to investigate.
Feud escalates between Collin County District Attorney John Roach, state District Judge Suzanne Wooten
Roach said today that he no longer will submit cases to a grand jury once overseen by Wooten. And he said all the cases indicted by that grand jury will be resubmitted to a new grand jury.
New Restrictions on Lawyer Advertising
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A pair of plaintiffs attorneys are asking a federal appeals court to rule that some of the Louisiana Supreme Court's new restrictions on lawyer advertising are unconstitutional and can't be enforced. A three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Tuesday on the appeal filed by attorneys Morris Bart of New Orleans and William Gee III of Lafayette ...
Lawyer: Ex-Smurfs owner may change NY guilty plea
A Florida businessman who once played a part in the Smurfs cartoon empire is having second thoughts after pleading guilty in New York to trying to shake down his financier son-in-law for $11 million, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer: Ex-Smurfs owner may change NY guilty plea
A Florida businessman who once played a part in the Smurfs cartoon empire is having second thoughts after pleading guilty in New York to trying to shake down his financier son-in-law for $11 million, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer: Rutgers Student Innocent
Lawyers for Molly Wei, a Rutgers first-year student accused of secretly video streaming classmate Tyler Clementi's sexual encounter with a man, say their client is innocent. They say she is "a wonderful, caring and talented young woman with a bright future." Meantime, Fox 5 News has obtained a copy of the police report describing the suicide of Clementi.
Lawyer: Test Cop In Broken Neck Case For Steroids
WFTV obtained an email Tuesday suggesting an Orlando police officer, who hurled an 84-year-old man to the ground and broke his neck, should be tested for steroids. DOCUMENTS: Police Chief's Letter | NeJame's Email VIDEO REPORT: Documents Suggest Cop Be Tested PHOTOS: Images Of Man In Hospital RAW AUDIO: Listen To 911 Calls (explicit) DOCUMENT: Police Incident Report
Attorney calls for tougher charges
The attorney for the victim in the Carmel abuse case is calling for new charges to be filed in Hendricks County. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
Missouri Attorney General Offers Internet Safety Information
October is Internet Safety Month in Missouri. Attorney General Chris Koster unveiled a new portion of his website devoted to giving children, teens, parents and educators information on how to protect young people while on the Internet.
Lawyer Won’t Say Who Connected Her To Whitman Housekeeper
Attorney Gloria Allred refused again to disclose how she came to represent an illegal immigrant housekeeper Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman employed for nine years.
Attorney General offers Internet safety information on website
October is Internet Safety Month in Missouri.
Lawyer for Carmel hazing victim seeks felony charges
He wants Hendricks Co. prosecutor to press charges against 2 of 4 ex-hoops players accused in attacks.
Attorney presses for full review of Carmel bus assault
Another county prosecutor is now taking a look at the assault case involving former Carmel High school basketball players.
Calif. attorney general hopefuls clash in debate
Associated Press - October 5, 2010 5:24 PM ET DAVIS, Calif. (AP) - The two major candidates for state attorney general have clashed on everything from the environment to the death...
Gutierrez lawyer grilled for 5 hours
Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez and a dozen congressmen led by Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Tuesday attended the oral arguments conducted by the Supreme Court on her petition to nullify the impeachment complaints against her and to stop the impeachment proceedings at the House of Representatives.
Fowlerville lawyer wants judge off her cases; jurist denies bias claims
Livingston County District Judge Theresa Brennan says there is no evidence she cannot be fair, objective and impartial when deciding cases handled by a local attorney who accused her otherwise. On Monday, Fowlerville attorney Linda Walker asked Brennan to permanently recuse herself from any case Walker handles, but Brennan denied the request. "I wish I could grant your relief," Brennan said ...
Candidates for attorney general meet in first debate
The candidates competing to become the state's next attorney general are in the midst of their first - and perhaps only - debate. The candidates competing to become the state's next attorney general are in the midst of their first - and perhaps only - debate
RI judge to rule on state's receivership law
A lawyer for Central Falls Mayor Charles Moreau says a state law that stripped him of his duties is unconstitutional.
Texas attorney general suspends foreclosures statewide
The foreclosure controversy has come to Texas. Tuesday Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott called on 30 mortgage lenders to suspend foreclosures across the state. His office is questioning the accuracy of foreclosure documents. Abbott is giving those companies until Oct. 15 to identify any employees who took part in what he calls "robo-signing." Some workers may have signed thousands of ...
Lawyer turned teacher connects with 'teen court'
Mountain Pointe High criminal-justice teacher David Nach honored for law-related education.
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 ...
State Attorney's Office takes records from West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority
State Attorney's Office takes records from West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority
Feedback: 'Gifts' Questioned By Attorney General
The state Attorney General's office in Watertown is questioning a promotion called "Gifts4troops.com." The promotion offers soldiers a gift in exchange for personal information.
Pet Shelter Owner's Lawyer Removed From Case
MADISON, Wis. -- The lawyer for a woman accused of mistreating animals at a sanctuary for lost and found animals in Richland County has asked to be removed from the case.
Lawyer: Life in jail for Eliason 'cruel and unusual'
NILES - Is it cruel and unusual punishment to sentence a juvenile to life in prison without parole?
Attorney General Candidates Clash In Debate
The two major candidates for state attorney general have clashed on everything from the environment to the death penalty.
Robert O'Neill sworn in as U.S. attorney for Middle District of Florida
By Richard Danielson, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, October 5, 2010 TAMPA — Robert O'Neill was sworn in Tuesday as U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, making him the new top federal law enforcement officer for a 35-county area with a population of nearly 11 million. U.S. District Judge Steven Merryday administered the oath to O'Neill during the lunch break of a fraud trial that O ...
California Attorney General Hopefuls Clash In Debate
The major party candidates for state attorney general clashed Tuesday on issues ranging from the environment to the death penalty as they tried to distinguish themselves in their only scheduled debate before Election Day.
Oksana's Lawyer Pulls Plug on Oprah Interview
Filed under: Oprah Winfrey , Mel Gibson , TV , Octomom Oksana Grigorieva will not be doing Oprah Winfrey 's show, but contrary to a CNN report, it's not because the judge gagged her ... it's because one of her lawyers said, "No way." There's a report out that Judge Scott Gordon ordered Oksana to pull the… Read more
Virginia's attorney general endorses Alabama Republican attorney general candidate Luther Strange
Cuccinelli is campaigning for other AG candidates who join him in opposing the health care overhaul
Lawyer in Whitman flap mum on details, party ties
Republican Meg Whitman's former maid said Tuesday she's not a Democratic pawn in California's race for governor, but her attorney refused again to provide key details about her claims that Whitman employed her for nearly a decade despite knowing she was in the U.S. illegally.
Attorney general candidates Cooley, Harris outline campaign themes in debate
Republican Steve Cooley and Democrat Kamala Harris presented clear differences between them Tuesday in the only scheduled debate between the two attorney general candidates. Republican Steve Cooley, left, candidate for attorney general, during a debate with Democrat Kamala Harris at the UC Davis Law School in Davis on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. AG candidates Kamala Harris and Steve Cooley
Man accused in teens' 1978 deaths gets new lawyer
A new attorney has been assigned for one of two men charged in the deaths of five New Jersey teens who disappeared in 1978.
Lawyer defending her anti-gay, anti-military church to Supreme Court a study in contradictions
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In one photo, Margie Phelps is stomping on the American flag at one of the numerous protests her fundamentalist church has held nationwide against the military, gays and the Catholic church.
Lawyer in Whitman flap mum on details, party ties
Republican Meg Whitman's former maid said Tuesday she's not a Democratic pawn in California's race for governor, but her attorney refused again to provide key details about her claims that Whitman employed her for nearly a decade despite knowing she was in the U.S. illegally.
Attorney Wants Officer Tested For Steroids
The attorney representing the 84-year-old man who had his neck broken in an altercation with an Orlando police officer wants the officer tested for steroids.
Lawyer defending her anti-gay, anti-military church to Supreme Court a study in contradictions
TOPEKA, Kan. - In one photo, Margie Phelps is stomping on the American flag at one of the numerous protests her fundamentalist church has held nationwide against the military, gays and the Catholic church.
Attorney Objects To Webb Endorsement
A Shreveport attorney is objecting to how a political endorsement was handled.
Idaho US Attorney collects $9.7M in fines, debts
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's office in Idaho has collected more than $9.7 million in fines, assessments, restitution and other payments for the fiscal year. U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson made the announcement Monday, saying that more than $7.7 was collected by the financial litigation unit in fines, assessments, restitution and civil debts for the fiscal year that ended in September ...
Marathon attorney accused of using client to get marijuana
According to the Complaint, an individual reported to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department that Moore had requested the individual to obtain marijuana.
3. Malaysian lawyer brothers are big news in India
KLANG: Due to their link with missing Indian businessman A. Muthu­raja, the two lawyer brothers allegedly behind Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya's murder have been making news in India.