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Attorney General Martha Coakley backs Caritas sale under conditions
Attorney General Martha Coakley on Wednesday released the findings of a five month investigation pertaining to the proposed transfer of Caritas Christi Health Care to Steward Health Care System LLC, an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.
Defense lawyer ends argument in Smith drug case
One of Anna Nicole Smith's doctors prescribed drugs to help the model cope with the death of her son and shouldn't be convicted of conspiring to feed her addiction, a defense attorney argued Wednesday.
Falmouth attorney arrested for driving drunk
FALMOUTH – A Falmouth defense attorney was arrested for allegedly driving drunk Sunday after he nearly collided with a bus in Woods Hole, police said.
Attorney wants online court records blocked
ELYRIA — Five defendants in murder and rape cases want their online court records blocked from public view while they are on trial.
Jailed Iranian opposition lawyer on hunger strike
A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has gone on a hunger strike to protest her detention in solitary confinement on suspicion of spreading propaganda against the ruling system.
Chicago Attorney Reveals Estate Planning Best Practices in New Book
Chicago estate planning attorney Anthony R. Perrelli is a contributing author for the Thomson Reuters book Inside the Minds: Best Practices for Structuring Trusts and Estates, 2010 ed ISBN: 978-0-314-27080-1, which hits major booksellers nationwide this month. In the book, he candidly discusses the federal estate tax, attorney-client relations, and the future of online legal services.Perrellis...
Jailed Iranian opposition lawyer on hunger strike
A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has gone on a hunger strike to protest her detention in solitary confinement on suspicion of spreading propaganda against the ruling system, her husband said Wednesday.
Jailed Iranian opposition lawyer on hunger strike
A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has gone on a hunger strike to protest her detention in solitary confinement on suspicion of spreading propaganda against the ruling system, her husband said Wednesday.
Prominent Iranian opposition lawyer goes on hunger strike to protest detention
TEHRAN, Iran - A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has gone on a hunger strike to protest her detention in solitary confinement on suspicion of spreading propaganda against the ruling system.
Jailed Iranian opposition lawyer on hunger strike
A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has gone on a hunger strike to protest her detention in solitary confinement on suspicion of spreading propaganda against the ruling system, her husband said Wednesday.
Jailed Iranian opposition lawyer on hunger strike
A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has gone on a hunger strike to protest her detention in solitary confinement on suspicion of spreading propaganda against the ruling system, her husband said Wednesday.
Lawyer missing, car case delayed
MILFORD – Tuesday’s scheduled probable cause hearing for Jacob Z. Maynard, the Concord man facing several charges in connection with his September arrest in Mont Vernon, was postponed by Milford District Court judge Martha Crocker after Maynard’s public defender failed to show up at the hearing.
Anti-Gay Church's Lawyer Study In Contradictions
Margie Phelps will represent her church in a case that tests the scope of free speech.
Anti-Gay Church's Lawyer Study In Contradictions
Margie Phelps will represent her church in a case that tests the scope of free speech.
Jailed Iranian opposition lawyer on hunger strike
A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer has gone on a hunger strike to protest her detention in solitary confinement on suspicion of spreading propaganda against the ruling system, her husband said Wednesday.
Attorney General candidate calls for legalizing marijuana
Lewis cited several benefits: no more waste of tax money to lock up people for marijuana-related crimes, a windfall of tax money pouring into state coffers, and creation of agricultural jobs in the state.
Suspect's lawyer donated to Mass. DA
Norfolk District Attorney William Keating accepted campaign donations from a lawyer representing a man being prosecuted by Keating's office for attempting to gun down an off-duty firefighter last year.
Teen pleads guilty over lawyer's objection to killing his father
A Louisville teenager insisted on pleading guilty Wednesday to murdering his father — despite his lawyer's objection that the teen was too mentally ill to enter a plea.
Lawyer linked to Kabila saga freed
A Canadian lawyer detained for photographing the moment President Joseph Kabila's convoy was stoned, has been released.
Teen pleads guilty over lawyer's objection to killing his father
A Louisville teenager insisted on pleading guilty Wednesday to murdering his father — despite his lawyer's objection that the teen was too mentally ill to enter a plea.
Conn attorney general raps insurance rate hikes
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday criticized state approval of rate increases sought by two health insurers and asked that the Department of Insurance reconsider its actions.
Lawyer hired to represent swept away fishermen
An attorney has been hired to represent the families of the two men who died after being swept away in the river. Jim Reed, of the Ziff Law Firm in Elmira, will be representing the families of Leonard Nichols and Cliff Luther.
Conn. attorney general raps insurance rate hikes
Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday criticized state approval of rate increases sought by two health insurers and asked that the Department of Insurance reconsider its actions.
Legal aid lawyer cancellations
The Legal Services Agency (LSA) has published the names of three lawyers whose legal aid listing approvals have been cancelled for failing to meet the standards and obligations required.
Lawyer scoffs as general says scars, nearby cables don’t prove Afghan torture
Top commander questions what constitutes ironclad evidence of prisoner abuse
Attorney: Psychiatrist 'Publicly Humiliated' for Helping Anna Nicole After Son's Death
A psychiatrist who lived next door to Anna Nicole Smith reached out on an emergency mission' to help the former reality TV star after her son died, and got dragged through a trial and publicly humiliated, the doctor's attorney told jurors today.
McCowen's attorney requests new trial
BARNSTABLE – The defense attorney for convicted killer Christopher McCowen has requested a new trial based on allegations the forensic pathologist who testified for the state in 2006 may have doctored his credentials.
Ohio AG sues Ally Financial over foreclosures
Ohio's attorney general is suing Ally Financial Inc. and its GMAC Mortgage division, alleging the company violated state fraud laws in handling foreclosure cases.
Lawyer: No basis for bias charge in Rutgers case
A lawyer for a university student accused of webcasting a gay sexual encounter involving his roommate, who later committed suicide, says he's confident his client won't be charged with a bias crime.
Ohio Attorney General Sues Ally Financial Over Alleged Foreclosure Fraud, First In A Possible Wave Of Lawsuits
What's Your Reaction? WASHINGTON — Ohio's attorney general is suing Ally Financial Inc. and its GMAC Mortgage division, alleging the company violated state fraud laws in handling foreclosure cases.
Attorney seeks retrial in BART shooting case
Oakland community members are speaking out against a motion by the defense team for Johannes Mehserle seeking a retrial.
Attorney Calls August 5th County Election A Comedy Of Errors
Democrats want new elections. Elections commission admits errors but says they didn't change election results trial starts concerning August 5th elections. Democrats want new elections because of mistakes. Elections commission says no way. Interviews with plaintiffs Shep Wilbun and Regina Newman. Attorney Sam Muldavin for elections commission and Gerard Stranch for Democrats
Attorney general sues Rancho Cordova firms for allegedly bilking struggling homeowners
California officials today sued two Rancho Cordova companies and their owners for $60 million, accusing them of running a fraudulent marketing scheme that duped hundreds of troubled homeowners who were trying to get their mortgages modified.
Madison lawyer charged for allegedly overbilling Public Defender's Office
David G. Stokes, 60, overbilled the public defender's office forwork on cases in which he was appointed counsel from 2001 to 2006,according to a criminal complaint filed in Dane County CircuitCourt. 
Re-elect Suthers as attorney general
John Suthers’ opponent, Boulder County District Attorney Stan Garnett, accuses Suthers of politicizing the Colorado attorney general’s office. The argument doesn’t hold water for a Republican attorney general who has worked closely with a Democratic governor and state Legislature on many issues. The efficient operation of his office and the fulfillment of its legal responsibilities have been ...
Republicans, Democrat trade philosophies on Campbell attorney job
Republican Steve Franzen's opponent in the GOP primary, Chris Macke, has endorsed him in his bid for county attorney.
AG Holder Says Justice Looking Into Foreclosures
Attorney general says Justice is looking into allegations about mass mortgage foreclosures
Attorney general says Justice is looking into allegations about mass mortgage foreclosures
WASHINGTON - The government is looking into allegations that mortgage lenders in the foreclosure crisis have been evicting homeowners using flawed court papers, Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday.
Canadian lawyer released
KINSHASA. Congolese authorities have released a Canadian lawyer detained last week for photographing an incident in which President Joseph Kabila’s official convoy was stoned.
Plunder case vs Arroyo ‘ridiculous’—lawyer
Lawyer Estelito Mendoza, counsel for former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, branded as "ridiculous" the plunder case filed against the former leader in connection with the sale of the old Iloilo airport three years ago to a private corporation.
Mississippi judge jails attorney for not reciting Pledge of Allegiance in courtroom
TUPELO, Miss. - A Mississippi judge ordered an attorney to spend several hours in jail Wednesday after the attorney chose not to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in court.
Holder says Justice Dept. studying foreclosures
Attorney General Eric Holder says the government is looking into allegations that mortgage lenders in the foreclosure crisis have been evicting homeowners using flawed court papers.
Attorney general, Supreme Court justice to address Duquesne centennial events
Two of the most prominent figures in America's legal system will visit Duquesne University next year for the 100th anniversary of its law school: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
Canadian lawyer freed by authorities in Congo
MONTREAL - A Montreal human rights activist who had been held in custody for allegedly filming a protest during which Congolese President Joseph Kabila's motorcade was stoned has been released.
Attorney: New subpoenas in Edwards campaign probe
Federal prosecutors have issued a fresh round of subpoenas for a probe into John Edwards' campaign finances, an attorney for the two-time presidential candidate said Wednesday.
CA Attorney General Sues US Loan Auditors
California Attorney General Jerry Brown has filed a $60 million lawsuit against Rancho Cordova-based US Loan Auditors on claims of defrauding customers.
Suspect in retiree's stabbing was victim of scam, attorney says
A 61-year-old San Francisco attorney was a victim -- not a participant -- of an identity scam that resulted in the stabbing death of a Palm Springs retiree killed for his financial assets, the man's lawyer told jurors today.
Canadian lawyer freed by authorities in Congo
MONTREAL - A Montreal human rights activist who had been held in custody for allegedly filming a protest during which Congolese President Joseph Kabila's motorcade was stoned has been released.
Attorney: New Subpoenas In Edwards Campaign Probe
An attorney for John Edwards says federal prosecutors have issued a fresh round of subpoenas for a probe into the two-time presidential candidate's campaign finances. Lawyer Wade Smith said Wednesday he has learned from other attorneys and other sources that several new subpoenas were issued.
Lawyer criticises naming of pies players
RADIO broadcaster Neil Mitchell has overstepped the mark in naming two AFL footballers questioned by police over an alleged sexual assault, a top civil liberties lawyer says.