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Vernon city attorney leaves job amid salary scandal
The Vernon city attorney is leaving his job at the end of the month amid a probe into the lavish salaries and compensation of top city officials.
Murray's lawyer fights wrongful death suit filed by MJ's father
Washington, Oct 12 : Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyer is fighting a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the late King of Pop Michael Jackson's father, insisting the patriarch has no grounds to sue.
Salary Scandal Forces Out Vernon City Attorney
The latest pay scandal comes from the least-populated incorporated city in Southern California, where some officials made over $1 million in annual salary.
'Ask-a-Lawyer' offers free legal advice for one night only
Got a legal question you'd like answered? The Saginaw County Bar Association is hosting an "Ask a Lawyer" night and will answer your questions free.
Local attorney talks about cyber bullying
Local attorney talks about cyber bullying
Lawyer Is Big Winner In Webcamgate Settlement
crimeandpunishment writes "The Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania has agreed to a $610,000 settlement in two lawsuits over secret photos taken on school-issued laptops. Less than a third of that will go to the students. A total of $185,000 will be put in trust for the students. Their lawyer will receive $425,000." Read more of this story at Slashdot.
The Resource Party Attorney General Candidate David Hoch is Still Waiting for Documents Requested From Attorney ...
On August 17, 2010 David J. Hoch, The Resource Party candidate for Attorney General in Minnesota, served upon current MN Attorney General Lori Swanson's office a Minnesota Data Practices Act request for all documents involving the MN Attorney General's Office and relating to MN Statute 3.9221.
Deceased lawyer's wife misses hearing; kids will stay with father
Laura Johnson's two school-aged children will remain with their father, after the woman once charged with murdering Farmington Hills attorney Lloyd Johnson missed a court custody hearing today.
Attorney: 21-year-old posing as 14-year-old for football team needs mental health treatment
By Jessica Vander Velde, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, October 12, 2010 TAMPA — Julious Threatts has a serious but temporary mental health problem and needs to go to a special treatment program in Pasco County, his attorney told a judge Tuesday. Circuit Judge Daniel Perry postponed the sentencing of Threatts, a 21-year-old accused of posing as a 14-year-old to join a peewee football team, so he ...
Mt. Washington attorney advises city against recording council meetings
Don't look for audio or video recordings of Mount Washington City Council meetings anytime soon.
Lawyer Says Burma's Opposition Leader Won't Vote
Human rights critics widely view election as a charade aimed at putting civilian face on continued military rule
Westmoreland Co. Attorney Found Dead On Bike Trail In Maryland
Channel 11 News has learned that a prominent Westmoreland County attorney was found dead in Maryland along a popular bike trail over the weekend.
Task force nabs Myrtle Beach man on child pornography charges
COLUMBIA - Attorney General Henry McMaster announced Tuesday that Charles Burns, 25, of Myrtle Beach
Lawyer warns jury of grim sex charges
The lawyer defending a Manawatu pensioner accused of historic sex crimes against his children has warned a jury they may want to strike his client.
Lawyer Says School Staff Needs to Do More to Fight Bullying
A lawyer for families of students who took their own lives after bullying in an Ohio school district says teachers and administrators need to get involved to end bullying.
Lawyer says political will needed to move fish market
The private sector representative in the Cebu City Market Authority believes Mayor Michael Rama should demolish the structures encroaching Tupas Street leading to the Pasil Fish Port if Rama is serious of transferring the fish market there.
Blue-collar gets probation for stalking lawyer
Sentencing of blue-collar worker Andre Martel in stalking case.
Lawyer: Unsafe conditions at railroad to blame for Camco teen's double-amputation
Dangerous conditions along a rail line here caused an accident that left a teenager a double amputee, the youth's attorney said Monday.
Broward judge hears foreclosure firm, AG arguments
The battle between Attorney General Bill McCollum and four law firms accused of shoddy foreclosure practices continued in Broward County Court on Tuesday, with the Law Offices of David J. Stern challenging the state's subpoena.
Capcom launches Ace Attorney 10th anniversary website on 9th anniversary
Capcom must be planning something big for the 10th anniversary of the Ace Attorney series, as it's opened an anniversary website exactly one year early. Either that or someone thought this year was the 10th anniversary, and Capcom just decided to roll with it. The anniversary site features commentary by series composers, staff, and even the actress who played Phoenix Wright in the Takarazuka ...
Lawyer says plea deal close for former Clinton High teacher
CLINTON - A plea deal is being ironed out in the case of a former Clinton High School teacher accused of having sex with more than one male student, her lawyer said today.
Attorney pursues stun gun incident at USF game
A Tampa attorney representing a Syracuse University fan who was kicked out of the Saturday's football game against the University of South Florida vowed to pursue the case for his client, who was zapped with a stun gun before being arrested on misdemeanor charges.
Attorney: Former chamber director did not resign
An attorney representing the former executive director of the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce said Tuesday his client did not resign from the job as chamber officials said in late August. On Aug. 20, Roger Luce, abruptly left the position he held for 11 years, and chamber officials remained quiet about the reason for 10 days before releasing a brief statement that said he resigned. Luce 60 ...
Lawyer Tapped to Lead Human Rights Council
President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday tapped an unexpected member from his human rights council to take over as chairman, surprising members who had expected the body's acting head to be given the influential post.
Mayor, district attorney address domestic violence issues
One in four people is directly affected by domestic violence in the United States. According to statistics, in Newton alone, 13,000 people will deal with abuse this year.
McLendon, former state senator and attorney, dies
GREENSBORO — L.P. “Mac” McLendon Jr., a longtime local attorney and former state senator, has died. He was 89. read more
Attorney pursues stun gun incident at USF game
A Tampa attorney representing a Syracuse University fan who was kicked out of the Saturday’s football game against the University of South Florida vowed to pursue the case for his client, who was zapped with a stun gun before being arrested on misdemeanor charges.
Lawyer: Slain NY reporter had cut teen's hands
A defense lawyer says a teenager accused of fatally stabbing a New York City radio reporter during a sexual encounter was defending himself.
Joe Miller Going Dark? Alaska GOP Candidate Won't Answer Personal Questions
ABC News' Huma Khan reports: Amid questions about Joe Miller's record as an attorney, the Alaska Republican candidate says he will not answer any more personal questions and accused the media of "journalistic impropriety." Speaking to reporters Monday, the Senate...
Lawyer: Dog trainer threatened man who killed him
A lawyer for a man charged with murdering a dog trainer whose clients included some of Seattle's most famous residents says his client shot the trainer in self defense and dumped his body into the sea from a dilapidated dock behind a casino in northwestern Washington.
RI attorney general candidates meet for debate
The candidates running for Rhode Island attorney general are facing off in a debate. The two-hour debate is being held Tuesday night at the Roger Williams University law school in Bristol.
Attorney general candidates meet for debate
The candidates for Rhode Island attorney general face off in a debate.
Lawyer’s blunder leaves accident victims in the lurch
When an East Hartford man who was wounded and whose passenger was killed in a Hartford police shooting in 2005 fled and crashed his car into another vehicle at an intersection, injuring occupants of the other car, he arguably created a dream scenario for a plaintiff’s lawyer.
Obama endorses Kamala Harris for state attorney general
President Barack Obama endorsed San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris on Monday in her bid to become California’s next attorney general. The Democratic National Committee released a statement from Obama that said the president was “proud to stand by her” during her candidacy. “Kamala...
Lawyer Tapped to Lead Human Rights Council
President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday tapped an unexpected member from his human rights council to take over as chairman, surprising members who had expected the body's acting head to be given the influential post.
Mining Protesters Appeal Restraining Orders
A lawyer for the protesters told the justices on Tuesday that the Raleigh County Circuit Court orders are too broad.
Lawyer doesn't buy Schrenker's claims he's broke
Associated Press - October 12, 2010 2:44 PM ET NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - An Indiana money manager who tried to fake his death by parachuting out of a plane and crashing it claims he can't pay...
Accused Texas base shooter seeks to delay tribunal
Source: Reuters * Accused Army major faces shooting victims in courtroom * Maj. Hasan's lawyer asks to delay hearing until November By Jim Forsyth SAN ANTONIO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - A Muslim Army major charged in ...
Lawyer: Teen Defended Himself In WABC Radio Reporter Killing
John Katehis was charged with murder in the killing of 47-year-old George Weber in the victim's Brooklyn apartment in March 2009.
Attorney Aney to speak at Oneida Co. bar event Wednesday
Local attorney George Aney will be among the featured speakers at an educational seminar presented by the Oneida County Bar Association at the Radisson Hotel-Utica Centre this evening.
City attorney says Flint officials are ready to negotiate new lease for Flint District Court at McCree
GENESEE COUNTY -- The city of Flint wants to negotiate a new lease to keep Flint District Court inside the McCree Courts & Human Services Center.City Attorney Peter M. Bade said in an Oct. 6 letter to members of the...
Blue-collar gets probation for stalking lawyer
A blue-collar worker who stalked a lawyer for more than a year when he should have been working has been handed a suspended sentence with three years’ probation.
Attorney general seeks rehearing in foreclosure mill case
The Florida Attorney General's Office has filed a motion for a rehearing in last week's ruling that it could not investigate a law firm accused of fabricating foreclosure documents.
N.C. attorney general is talking with lenders, as Ally increases scrutiny
The N.C. Attorney General's Office said today that it's talking with lenders that have been asked to halt foreclosures activities in the state, as a major servicer announced additional steps to review mortgages nationwide.
Lawyer: Jury in murder case heard too much
CLEVELAND, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- A lawyer for a former Cleveland-area doctor says the jury that convicted his client of murdering his wife should not have heard testimony about his love life.
Nixon ally replaces top deputy at state health agency
JEFFERSON CITY -- For the second time in a month, a key stateadministrator has been replaced by a lawyer with close ties to Gov.Jay Nixon.
Florida Attorney General Seeks Meetings With Banks
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum sought a meeting with Bank of America Corp., JP Morgan Chase & Co. and other lenders to “discuss ways to promptly and effectively redeem the integrity” of foreclosures.
Ohio Attorney General Becoming a National Celebrity!
Ohio’s Attorney General Rich Cordray is known for his brilliance, his thoughtfulness, his dedication to his job, and his squeaky-cleanness. But he’s also kind of nerdy. So he’s an unlikely candidate for big-time national media coverage.
Mobile attorney Robert Cunningham named to committee overseeing oil spill lawsuits against BP
MOBILE, Alabama -- Mobile attorney Robert T. Cunningham has been chosen to work on a plaintiffs’ committee managing hundreds of federal lawsuits against BP PLC stemming from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
California Gubenatorial Election 2010: Attorney General Jerry Brown and fmr. eBay CEO Meg Whitman in tight battle
California Attorney General Jerry Brown and former eBay CEO Meg Whitman have attracted the national spotlight in their close battle for Governor.