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Defendant curses during collar bomb jury selection
A Pennsylvania woman accused of masterminding a bizarre bank robbery sparred with her own attorney during jury selection.
New York attorney general joins foreclosure probe
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo asked several major lenders Tuesday for more information on the latest allegations of false statements accompanying foreclosure proceedings.
Suu Kyi will refuse to vote in election: lawyer
Detained opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will refuse to vote in Myanmar’s widely criticised election, the first in the military-ruled country in 20 years, her lawyer said yesterday.
Attorney: Stepmother Is Scared To Death
Elisa Bakers court appearance was brief on Wednesday, when she appeared before a judge on the charge of obstruction of justice at the Catawba County Justice Center in Newton.
Attorney: Feds to charge Mary. insurance agent that bilked Perth Amboy
PERTH AMBOY — The attorney for a Maryland insurance agent under state indictment for allegedly bilking $2.6 million from Perth Amboy schools and more than $200,000 from the city said in court today that his client is expected to be indicted by a federal grand jury by the end of next week.
Montreal stalker gets probation
A Montreal blue-collar worker who stalked a lawyer for more than one year has been sentenced to three years probation.
Homeowners urged to act on foreclosures
HARRISBURG - Attorney General Tom Corbett today urged Pennsylvania homeowners to file complaints concerning questionable mortgage foreclosures as part of an ongoing investigation by the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection.
Well Known Lea County Attorney Passes Away
Well-known Lea County attorney Larry Hanna has died. Hanna was the County Attorney and also served as City Attorney for both Eunice and Jal.
Pa. collar-bomb trial jury selection begins
A defense lawyer hopes evidence of his client's volatile personality will convince a jury she didn't mastermind a 2003 bank robbery that turned a pizza delivery man into a walking time bomb.
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.
Okla. man appeals death penalty in child killing
An Oklahoma man sentenced to die for killing a 10-year-old girl whose body was found in his bedroom closet should be granted a new trial in part because his confessions were inadmissible, the man's lawyer argued Tuesday.
Lake trial: Misplaced blame or ‘paradise lost'?
Lake trial: Misplaced blame or ‘paradise lost'?
Attorney: Feds to charge Mary. insurance agent that bilked Perth Amboy
PERTH AMBOY — The attorney for a Maryland insurance agent under state indictment for allegedly bilking $2.6 million from Perth Amboy schools and more than $200,000 from the city said in court today that his client is expected to be indicted by a federal grand jury by the end of next week.
Asst. parish attorney sues Jefferson interim President Steve Theriot
Metairie - Anne Marie Vandenweghe, the assistant parish attorney in Jefferson Parish filed suit against the parish and interim President Steve Theriot. She is asking the court to order that her old work computer and hard drive be returned to her office. Back in February, Vandenweghe complained to the personnel board about possible violations by other employees. Around that same time, she was ...
NY Attorney General Andrew Cuomo joins foreclosure probe
NEW YORK -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo says he has asked several major lenders for more information on the latest allegations of false statements accompanying foreclosure proceedings.
Attorney: Feds to charge Mary. insurance agent accused of bilking Perth Amboy
PERTH AMBOY — The attorney for a Maryland insurance agent under state indictment for allegedly bilking $2.6 million from Perth Amboy schools and more than $200,000 from the city said in court today that his client is expected to be indicted by a federal grand jury by the end of next week.
September 2010 crime victim reparations announced
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that the Arkansas Crime Victims Reparations Board awarded $255,490.25 in reparations to 138 crime victims during September. Additional expenses were paid in 52 previously submitted cases.
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.
Endorsement: Attorney General: Gelber over Bondi
Endorsement: Attorney General: Gelber over Bondi
Attorney general monitoring ‘robo’ calls
GateHouse News Service Citing a rash of complaints during the August primary election, the Kansas Attorney General’s office will be monitoring automated political calls to check for federal regulation compliance.
Attorney: Man who posed as 14-year-old 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 ...
BankAtlantic Officials Hid Florida Loan Losses, Shareholders' Lawyer Says
BankAtlantic Bancorp Inc. executives hid real-estate loan losses to inflate the bank’s stock price, a lawyer for shareholders said at the start of a trial of their securities-fraud lawsuit.
Ian Herbert: Lawyer hits spot with his dismissal of American pair
You knew it was going to be an exceptional day in the history of a club which has known a few of them when the route to Court 16 meandered past signs for the Peter Andre v Katie Price legal battle. Andre is apparently suing Price for slander over her claims that he had a relationship with his manager, Claire Powell, but that's as nothing compared to Tom Hicks and George Gillett's relationship ...
Lawyer cites free speech in Ohio defamation suit
Associated Press - October 12, 2010 7:14 PM ET COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A lawyer who represented a Muslim-to-Christian convert says allegedly defamatory comments he's being sued over in Ohio were...
Sunrise mayor delays termination hearing for city attorney
City Commission has already agreed to put contract out to bid Mayor Mike Ryan is backing away from a plan to hold a public hearing to terminate City Attorney Stuart Michelson's contract.
Teen voice of 'Dora' threatens to humiliate Nickelodeon
Dora, Dora, Dora the extorter? It's no more Ms. Nice Girl for the teen who used to be the voice of Nickelodeon's "Dora the Explorer" - her lawyer's sent a letter to the network threatening to humiliate it if it doesn't fork over an appropriate sum...
Merrill's 'Attorney' Reference Draws GOP Complaint
Republican State Party Chairman Chris Healy said Tuesday he would file a formal complaint with the state Judicial Branch's Statewide Grievance Committee against Democratic Secretary of the State candidate Denise Merrill, saying she has misrepresented herself as an attorney.
Merrill's 'Attorney' Reference Draws GOP Complaint
Republican State Party Chairman Chris Healy said Tuesday he would file a formal complaint with the state Judicial Branch's Statewide Grievance Committee against Democratic Secretary of the State candidate Denise Merrill, saying she has misrepresented herself as an attorney.
Theriot sued by asst. Jefferson Parish attorney he suspended earlier this year
JEFFERSON, La. -- The day before he is set to leave office, Jefferson Parish President Steve Theriot is the target of a lawsuit filed by an assistant parish attorney he suspended earlier this year. The lawsuit filed Tuesday by Anne Marie Vandenweghe, who was placed on paid administrative leave in February for what Theriot called a parish computer issue, seeks to have her parish computer and ...
Attorney: Charges to be droppped against Lynwood cop accused in shooting spree
A Lynwood police officer accused of a murdering a man in a two-state shooting spree is expected to be freed Tuesday night, his attorney told the Joliet Herald-News.Bob Odekirk said authorities were able to verify the alibi for Brian Dorian, who had been charged with first-degree murder Friday in the murder last week of a construction worker.After he pleaded not guilty earlier Tuesday, Dorian was ...
Sunrise mayor delays termination hearing for city attorney
City Commission has already agreed to put contract out to bid Mayor Mike Ryan is backing away from a plan to hold a public hearing to terminate City Attorney Stuart Michelson's contract.
Kop's lawyer hits the target
LIVERPOOL'S owners put up a more spirited defence in court than their team have all term
Trustee Says Hecker Is 'Stealing' Taxpayer Money
More trouble for Denny Hecker. Both the U.S. attorney and the Bankruptcy Trustee claim Hecker has made a mockery of the court system.
Attorney: Feds to charge Mary. insurance agent accused of bilking Perth Amboy
PERTH AMBOY — The attorney for a Maryland insurance agent under state indictment for allegedly bilking $2.6 million from Perth Amboy schools and more than $200,000 from the city said in court today that his client is expected to be indicted by a federal grand jury by the end of next week.
Attorney known for advocacy, quick wit
When lawyers walked into a courtroom and saw J. David Caruthers sitting at counsel table, they knew they were in for a fight.
Attorney to review Public Guardian
An attorney with expertise in probate and estate law has been chosen to review the county’s public administrator/public guardian in the wake of criticism of how his office manages more than $38 million in estates and the lives or deaths of more...
Lawyer of cop in disciplinary hearing argues for right to question suspended Hackensack police chief
A city police officer facing disciplinary charges and her attorney still don’t know whether they will be allowed to call suspended Police Chief Charles “Ken” Zisa to testify.
Lawyer brothers to be charged over Banting murders today
KUALA LUMPUR: Two lawyer brothers and two others will be charged at the Teluk Datok magistrate’s court in Banting today with the murders of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others.
Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Erika Newsom Honored for Contributions to Greenville
Columbia - Erika Newsom, attorney for Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP, was named to the 2010 class of Greenville First Bank’s Best & Brightest 35 and Under at an awards event September 28th at the BMW Performance Center and Zentrum auditorium.
Lawyer brothers to be charged over Banting murders today
KUALA LUMPUR: Two lawyer brothers and two others will be charged at the Teluk Datok magistrate’s court in Banting today with the murders of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others.
Bastarache an ‘abuse of power’ by Charest, lawyer argues
Appointment of judges ‘perverted’ by fundraisers for Quebec Liberal Party, commission told
Attorney: Feds to charge Mary. insurance agent accused of bilking Perth Amboy
PERTH AMBOY — The attorney for a Maryland insurance agent under state indictment for allegedly bilking $2.6 million from Perth Amboy schools and more than $200,000 from the city said in court today that his client is expected to be indicted by a federal grand jury by the end of next week.
Fenton city attorney recognized as one of best lawyers in country according to U.S. News and World Report
Stephen Schultz, who is the president of the Okemos-based law firm, Fahey Schultz Burzych Rhodes PLC, said he and the firm, which also was named as one of the best law firms in the country, are flattered.
Attorney General rejects McKillen's expert testimony
BANK OF Ireland had given property investor Paddy McKillen a credit rating of nine on a scale of one to 13, 13 being the worst rating, Attorney General Paul Gallagher has told the High Court.
Patricia Herzog dies at 88; lawyer spurred change in divorce law
Self-taught attorney argued before the state Supreme Court that a wife who put her husband through medical school was entitled to a share of his future earnings. The high-profile case led to the Sullivan Law. Patricia Herzog, a self-taught lawyer who helped change California divorce law in 1985 by arguing that a wife who put her husband through medical school deserved to share in his future ...
Tamarack lawyer to judge: $2M loan is last chance
In a display of bankruptcy-court brinksmanship, a lawyer for Tamarack Resort told a judge Tuesday that getting a $2 million loan was the last clear chance for the defunct central Idaho vacation getaway to find a buyer and avoid a fire sale.
Tamarack lawyer to judge: $2M loan is last chance
BOISE, Idaho -- In a display of bankruptcy-court brinksmanship, a lawyer for Tamarack Resort told a judge Tuesday that getting a $2 million loan was the last clear chance for the defunct central Idaho vacation getaway to find a buyer and avoid a fire sale.
Tamarack lawyer says $2 million loan is `last clear chance' to find buyer, avoid fire sale
BOISE, Idaho - In a display of bankruptcy-court brinksmanship, a lawyer for Tamarack Resort told a judge Tuesday that getting a $2 million loan was the last clear chance for the defunct central Idaho vacation getaway to find a buyer and avoid a fire sale.
6. Banting murders: Lawyer, three others charged
BANTING: The two lawyer brothers who are the main suspects in the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others are expected to be charged Wednesday.
State takes aim at sloppy foreclosures
The Indiana Attorney General told 24-Hour News 8 on Tuesday he plans to join at least two dozen other states investigating sloppy foreclosure practices. Read more at www.WISHTV.com