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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...
Paladino Curses About U.S. Attorney General
New York Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino is once again in the spotlight for his sharp tongue, this time for cursing about the attorney general of the United States.
Bastarache inquiry an ‘abuse of power’ by Jean Charest, lawyer argues
Appointment of judges ‘perverted’ by fundraisers for Quebec Liberal Party, commission told
Robo-signers needed no mortgage experience, Florida lawyer declares
Escalating foreclosure scandal is considered likely to prolong housing depression
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.
Tamarack Lawyer to Judge: $2M Loan Is Last Chance
Tamarack lawyer says $2 million loan is 'last clear chance' to find buyer, avoid fire sale
Attorney says domestic abuse victim will sue Kratz
A domestic abuse victim targeted by Ken Kratzs unwanted sexually suggestive text messages plans to file a suit against the former Calumet County prosecutor, her attorney said Tuesday.
Bastarache inquiry an ‘abuse of power’ by Jean Charest, lawyer argues in closing
Appointment of judges ‘perverted’ by fundraisers for Quebec Liberal Party, commission told
Santa Rosa City Attorney agrees to flat contract
The Santa Rosa City Council on Tuesday approved a new contract for City Attorney Caroline Fowler on Tuesday night that increases her base salary by nearly 10 percent but reduces her pay by the same amount in other ways.
Westmoreland Co. Attorney Found Dead Along Maryland Bike Trail
An autopsy is planned for a Westmoreland County attorney found dead along a bike trail in Garrett County, Maryland.
Firm battles state probe
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.
Former Washington County district attorney hospitalized with pneumonia
Former Washington County District Attorney John C. Pettit has been hospitalized at UPMC Presbyterian.
Lawyer Cites Free Speech In Ohio Defamation Suit
A lawyer who represented a Muslim-to-Christian convert says allegedly defamatory comments he's being sued over in Ohio were protected free speech.
Bloomberg and Koch Help Attorney General Hopeful
Michael R. Bloomberg, an independent, and Edward I. Koch, a Democrat, have made an advertisement for the Republican attorney general candidate, Daniel M. Donovan Jr.
Four charged in Sosilawati murders
BANTING, Oct 13 — Lawyer N Pathmanabhan and three other men were charged today with the murders of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three others at the Banting Magistrate’s Court. The murders allegedly committed at a poultry farm near here a month ago has gripped the nation for its details and questions marks which remain around ...
Lawyer And Three Other Men Charged With Murder Of Cosmetics Queen Sosilawati
BANTING, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- A lawyer, N. Patmanabhan, 41, and three other men were charged in the Teluk Datok Magistrate's Court here Wednesday with the murder of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three other people.
Attorney: Wells Will Plead Guilty to Murdering Wife
The defense attorney for a former RIT professor accused of killing his wife is expected to plead guilty in court Wednesday morning. James Nobles said Timothy Wells will plead guilty to one count of second-degree murder for the death of his wife Christine Sevilla.
Lawyer, three others charged in Sosilawati murder
FMT ALERT BANTING: A lawyer, N Patmanabhan, 41, and three other men were charged in the Teluk Datok magistrate's court here today with the murder of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three other people. The three others charged are T Thilaiyalagan, 19, R Matan, 20, and R Khatavarayan, 30. Magistrate Hurman Hussain set Dec 16 for mention of the case. Patmanabhan was brought to the court ...
Missouri attorney general investigating bogus online certificates
(KMOV) – Ninety-nine dollars and 10 minutes online got News 4’s Chris Nagus an online certificate claiming he’s a certified golf strength training specialist. This bogus certification has the state investigating the American Sports and Fitness Association.   Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster wants to know a lot more about the online company registered to Kurtis Scott Lippman at a local ...
Quad-City lawyer to fight campaign charges
Davenport attorney Curtis Beason has temporarily withdrawn as aregistered lobbyist before the Iowa General Assembly and thestate’s executive branch as he fights charges that he obstructedthe prosecution of an illegal campaign contribution case.
Where is L'ville Attorney? His clients want to know
Attorney Bill Wilson disappeared in September. 
Former DA Kratz will soon face lawsuit
Former Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz will soon be facing a lawsuit.
Lawyer wants damaging evidence kept out of Kissel trial
STAMFORD -- The lawyer for a Bridgeport man charged in the slaying of Greenwich real estate developer Andrew Kissel wants to ensure prosecutors can't bring in damaging evidence that could prejudice the jury against his client.
Lawyer doesn't buy Schrenker's claims he's broke
Schrenker, 39, testified Tuesday that his assets had been seized and he had no source of income since going to jail. He also faces millions of dollars in court-ordered judgments upon his release.
Injured pedestrian to blame: lawyer
An elderly deaf pedestrian "contributed" to permanent injuries suffered when she was struck by a hit-run motorcyclist, a defence lawyer says.
Injured pedestrian to blame: lawyer
An elderly deaf pedestrian "contributed" to permanent injuries suffered when she was struck by a hit-run motorcyclist, a defence lawyer says.
Lawyer and Three Other Men Charged with Murder of Sosilawati
BANTING, 13 OCTOBER, 2010 : A lawyer, N. Patmanabhan, 41, and three other men were charged in the Teluk Datok Magistrate's Court here today with the murder of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three other people.
Lawyer and Three Others Charged with Murder of Sosilawati
BANTING, 13 OCTOBER, 2010 : A lawyer, N. Patmanabhan, 41, and three farm workers were charged in the Teluk Datok Magistrate's Court here with the murder of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three men.
Malaysian lawyer charged in millionaire murder
A Malaysian court charged a lawyer and three farm workers Wednesday with the murder of a self-made cosmetics mogul and three others in a case that has gripped the nation.
Malaysian lawyer charged in millionaire murder
A Malaysian court charged a lawyer and three farm workers Wednesday with the murder of a self-made cosmetics mogul and three others in a case that has gripped the nation.
Attorney wants 'Baby Mary' mom to be spared from jail
The attorney for a Fayette County woman who pleaded guilty to third-degree homicide in the death of her newborn infant will ask a judge today to spare her a jail sentence.
Lawyer And Three Other Men Charged With Murder Of Cosmetics Queen Sosilawati
BANTING, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- A lawyer, N. Patmanabhan, 41, and three other men were charged in the Teluk Datok Magistrate's Court here Wednesday with the murder of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three other people.
Challenger talks budget, not crime, in state's attorney race
The names on the ballot this year for Baltimore County state's attorney are the same as they were in 2006, but the campaign issues are different and, in some ways, unusual for a courthouse race. Republican Steve Bailey is challenging incumbent Democrat Scott Shellenberger on issues such as pension reform and...
Lawyer and three others charged with Sosilawati murder
BANTING, Wednesday 13 October 2010 (Bernama) -- A lawyer, N. Patmanabhan, 41, and three other men were charged in the Teluk Datok Magistrate's Court here today with the murder of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three other people.
Attorney general takes aim at her foe
Attorney General Martha Coakley attacked her opponent yesterday and vowed to take “nothing for granted’’ in her reelection bid as she sought to bury memories from her defeat in the special US Senate election in January.
Defence lawyer claims deadly Surrey fight was consensual
Matthew Skura and a teenage boy were in a consensual fight when Skura was punched in the head, the teen’s lawyer argued Tuesday.
Crimes of passion: Judge fined for dating lawyer
A judge is fined after giving a public defender a book on orgasms during a date and not dismissing himself quickly enough from a case she was working on.
Missouri attorney general rejects calls for moratorium on home foreclosures
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has no plans to impose a statewide moratorium on home foreclosures, saying it’s premature at this point and could be harmful to the economy.
Suspects of Banting murders charged
Lawyer, farm workers face death if found guilty Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 11:40:00 BANTING: One of the two lawyer brothers and three others suspects in the Banting murders were today charged at the Magistrate's Court for the murder of cosmetics millionaire Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and her three associates.
Free legal opinions offered
LEARN MOREEvent: Dial-A-Lawyer When: Oct. 20, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Call: (413) 782-1659 SPRINGFIELD - Free legal advice will be given out by phone to any Western Massachusetts resident who calls the Massachusetts Bar Association's Western Massachusetts Dial-A-Lawyer program on Oct. 20.
Malaysia lawyer charged in killing cosmetics millionaire, 3 others in highly publicized case
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A Malaysian court charged a lawyer and three farm workers Wednesday with the murder of a self-made cosmetics mogul and three others in a case that has gripped the nation.
Free legal opinions offered
LEARN MOREEvent: Dial-A-Lawyer When: Oct. 20, 3:30-7:30 p.m. Call: (413) 782-1659 SPRINGFIELD - Free legal advice will be given out by phone to any Western Massachusetts resident who calls the Massachusetts Bar Association's Western Massachusetts Dial-A-Lawyer program on Oct. 20.
Five attorney general candidates make their case in debate
BRISTOL, R.I. -- The five candidates for attorney general were at Roger Williams University Tuesday night, each trying to make the case that he would be the best lawyer for the citizens of Rhode Island.
Missouri Attorney General to Investigate Banks, Lenders
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says he's joining a probe of banks and mortgage lenders by attorneys general in dozens of states. They want to find out if the lenders have been bilking people out of their homes through unfair business practices.
Mortgage Lenders Pressed by Attorneys General to Halt, Fix Foreclosures
Florida’s attorney general asked U.S. lenders to come up with a solution to the foreclosure crisis, just as state officials around the country are set to open an investigation into their practices.
Lawyer Intends to File Claim in D.A. Kratz Text-message Case
A lawyer says he plans to file a claim Friday on behalf of a domestic abuse victim. He says Ken Kratz "victimized a woman who had already been victimized."
Editorial endorsement: Florida Attorney General
Two strong candidates, Dan Gelber and Pam Bondi, are challenging to become attorney general, succeeding Bill McCollum.
Malaysia lawyer charged in killing cosmetics millionaire, 3 others in highly publicized case
A Malaysian court charged a lawyer and three farm workers Wednesday with the murder of a self-made cosmetics mogul and three others in a case that has gripped the nation.
Lawyer and 3 others charged
KUALA LUMPUR - A MALAYSIAN court charged a lawyer and three farm workers on Wednesday with the murder of a self-made cosmetics mogul and three others in a case that has gripped the nation. The remains of cosmetics line owner Sosilawati Lawiya and three of her aides were found on a poultry farm in Banting town in the central state of Selangor last month, days after the four went missing.
Lawyer, Three Farm Workers Charged With Murder Of Cosmetics Queen Sosilawati And Three Men
BANTING, Oct 13 (Bernama) -- A lawyer, N. Patmanabhan, 41, and three farm workers were charged in the Teluk Datok Magistrate's Court here with the murder of cosmetics queen Datuk Sosilawati Lawiya and three men.