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Wyoming attorney suspended
Wyoming attorney Michele Neves Eliot, Casper, was suspended from the practice of law in Wyoming, effective immediately, by order of the Wyoming Supreme Court on Sept. 30.
Ethics panel: Ex-IURC lawyer may have violated law
Five weeks after giving a green light to Scott Storms to move from his job as top lawyer at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to Duke Energy Indiana, the state ethics panel is having second thoughts.
Video: Attorney General candidates talk
The Free Press asked the candidates for attorney general, Bill Schuette and David Leyton.
It's 'grudge' judge vs. slay lawyer
The trial of a teenager accused of murdering a WABC Radio newsman hasn't started, but the objections were flying at a hearing yesterday, with a defense lawyer accusing the judge of painting a target on his chest. Defense lawyer Jeffrey Schwartz accused Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Neil Firetog of...
Pakistan Court Orders Attorney General to Explain Firing of Judges Report
A 17-member panel of justices asked Attorney General Anwar- ul-Haque to explain last night’s allegations broadcast on Pakistani television channels, according to a statement on the court’s website . Those reports claimed the government is considering withdrawing its March 2009 order to reinstate judges fired by Musharraf.
Attorney General hints at review of responsibility for online prejudicial comments
The Attorney General has said that operators of websites should be responsible for comments made by visitors to their sites that prejudice trials. Dominic Grieve said that he wants "further discussions" on site owners' liability.
Dilkes: City not discriminating in housing
The city attorney this week refuted the claims of a local housing agency’s lawyer that Iowa City has discriminated against minorities and families with children by denying an affordable housing project.
Lawyer believed to have shot himself
by PANORAMA reporter A lawyer was found dead early yesterday morning, it has been confirmed by police. However, the RGP says that no further details can be given as the Coroner is carrying out an investigation. He was found dead at 1.30am.
Offspring of former mayors vie for Attorney General
This year’s attorney general race pits a telegenic career prosecutor from Tampa against a seasoned politician from South Florida.
Lohan's lawyer brands rehab escape rumours 'absurd'
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer has branded reports that she tried to escape rehab to get a fizzy drink 'absurd and untrue'.
Ex-lawyer admits guilt in property claim scam
MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A disbarred lawyer pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he pocketed money from deceased clients in an unclaimed property scam, and that some of that estimated $50,000 was used to pay off restitution in a federal case he had involving ripping off veterans, according to a prosecutor.
Attorney general challenger says Van Hollen politicized office
The Democratic candidate for attorney general is accusing incumbent J.B. Van Hollen of politicizing the office and neglecting his duty as the states chief attorney.
Hedge Fund Links Donors to Republican Nominee
Daniel M. Donovan Jr. , the Republican candidate for New York attorney general, has one very big fundraising pipeline : Elliott Management .
Lawyer says Liverpool owners to drop restraining motion in Texas blocking sale
LONDON (AP) — Lawyer says Liverpool owners to drop restraining motion in Texas blocking sale.
Lawyer says Liverpool owners to drop restraining motion in Texas blocking sale
Lawyer says Liverpool owners to drop restraining motion in Texas blocking sale.
David Leyton says he's people's lawyer'
On a recent morning, attorneys shuttled in and out of the Genesee County Prosecutor's Office to talk strategy on their latest cases: embezzlement in Beecher, a homicide by hammer in Burton, the serial stabbings around Flint.
Vt. attorney general warns of phone, e-mail scams
Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is urgently warning Vermonters to be suspicious of any request to send money by wire transfer.
Cruz, Shea face off for District Attorney
On Nov. 2, Jack Shea, a Democrat, will try to beat Tim Cruz, a two-term Republican incumbent credited with introducing the county to an array of federal and local crime prevention programs.
Winters' attorney files for new sentencing
The North Platte Telegraph On Aug. 16, 21-year-old Ryan Winters was sentenced to spend the next 5-10 years in prison after being convicted for attempted sexual assault of a child. On Monday, his attorney, Stephen Potter called the sentencing excessive.
LiLo's escape story is 'absurd' and 'untrue' says lawyer
Washington, Oct 15 : Troubled star Lindsay Lohan's lawyer has rubbished claims that LiLo tried to escape rehab while going to get a soda.
Vermont attorney general warns of phone, e-mail scams
Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is urgently warning Vermonters to be suspicious of any request to send money by wire transfer.
Lawyer says McPherson volunteer authored anonymous blog
Meaford's incumbent mayor is using "dirty politics" to discredit challenger Jim McPherson's campaign, McPherson claimed Wednesday. The dispute surrounds an anonymous blogsite which has been critical of Mayor Francis Richardson and senior municipal staff.[...]
Lawyer for Hope High School students asks court to restore teacher planning time
Lawyer for high school students says there's been rise in discipline issues, absenteeism
Lawyer says facts in suit against Finney may change
CHAMPAIGN – The attorney who filed a lawsuit alleging that it was Police Chief R.T. Finney – not Officer Daniel Norbits – who killed Kiwane Carrington says he is preparing to argue his case, but the facts he presented might change as investigations proceed. read more
Ethics panel: Ex-IURC lawyer may have violated law
Five weeks after giving a green light to Scott Storms to move from his job as top lawyer at the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to Duke Energy Indiana, the state ethics panel is having second thoughts.
Metz challenging Keeler for Carver County Attorney position
For our coverage of the 2010 election concerning the Carver County Attorney’s race, a question and answer session was recently held with incumbent candidate Jim Keeler and challenger Mark Metz. The candidates’ responses appear below.
Attorney General to appeal Freeman ruling
A spokeswoman for the state Attorney General said an appeal is planned for the overturned murder conviction of Fredrick Freeman.
Attorney Jameika Williams Mangum, a Force to be Reckoned With
Attorney Jameika Williams Mangum Proves Herself a Force to be Reckoned With Secures Major Trial Win: Jury Finds her Client Not Guilty of Attempting to Board an Aircraft with Loaded Weapon.
Attorney general says US will still enforce its marijuana laws even if Calif. voters legalize
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department will prosecute distribution and possession of marijuana in California even if the state's voters approve a ballot measure to legalize the drug.
City attorney seeks judge's recusal
Thelma Grimes/San Pedro Valley News-Sun After filing a motion asking Cochise County Superior Court Judge Stephen Desens to reconsider an earlier ruling that went against the city, Benson City Attorney Michael Massee followed up with a motion for the judge to recuse himself completely.
Attorney general challenger says Van Hollen politicized office
The Democratic candidate for attorney general is accusing incumbent J.B. Van Hollen of politicizing the office and neglecting his duty as the states chief attorney.
Jepsen Talks Staffing in Attorney General's Office (Web First)
Attorney General candidate George Jepsen (D-Ridgefield) said that, although the next governor will likely look for places to slash state spending, he believes it would be ill-advised to reduce the staff in the attorney general’s office, since it has only has two more full-time employees than it did 20 years ago and there has been a considerable increase in its case load.
Video: Attorney general candidates talk
The Free Press asked the candidates for attorney general, Bill Schuette and David Leyton, to talk about their goals.
Attorney challenges jurisdiction in child pornography case; man hid camera under Birmingham girl's bed
Faced with overwhelming evidence against his client, defense attorney Jeff Deen used his closing argument this morning to attack the prosecution's case on technical grounds.
Lawyer: Texas arson case prosecutor shows bias
An Innocence Project attorney on Friday questioned the impartiality of a prosecutor leading a state science panel's probe of an arson investigation that led to the execution of a Texas man.
Lawyer joins spill challenge
Standing on the shores of Bayou La Batre in Alabama, Luan Tran glanced across the water, shielded his eyes and watched a few boats trudge across the bay. The "Seafood Capital of Alabama" was quiet, without its usual buzz of Vietnamese American-owned...
Arrested Foreclosure Lawyer: ‘We Weren’t Trespassing’
California attorney Michael T. Pines has been busy helping people break into their foreclosed homes, using a locksmith or, if necessary, by smashing a window.
Oksana's Lawyer: Mel Is a 'Deadbeat Dad'
Filed under: Oksana Grigorieva , Celebrity Justice Oksana Grigorieva just left the courthouse after her newest lawyer called Mel Gibson a "deadbeat dad." Lisa Bloom just left the courthouse with Oksana and said Mel's behind on child support payments. Bloom also claimed Mel's lawyers are "bullying… Read more
Lawyer: Arson Case Prosecutor Shows Bias
An Innocence Project attorney questions the impartiality of a prosecutor leading a state science panel's probe of an arson investigation that led to the execution of a Texas man.
Bankruptcy lawyer charged with stealing from dozens of clients
Syracuse, NY - A Syracuse lawyer accused of taking money from dozens of bankruptcy clients and never doing any work was arrested today on a sealed indictment. Christopher Chadick, 58, was arraigned late this morning before Onondaga County Judge Joseph...
Officer's attorney: Shooting was justified under the circumstances
The attorney for Seattle police officer Ian Birk issued a statement, saying that Birk's fatal shooting of woodcarver John T. Williams on Aug. 30 was justified under the circumstances.
Oksana's Lawyer: We're Concerned About Lucia
Filed under: Oksana Grigorieva , Mel Gibson , Celebrity Justice Oksana Grigorieva 's new lawyer just walked out of the courthouse and made a mysterious comment about the safety of baby Lucia. Lisa Bloom said, "There are concerns about the baby."  When pressed, Bloom refused to elaborate. Ironically, the judge… Read more
WI opens criminal investigation into former district attorney
Wisconsin has opened a criminal investigation into a district attorney who resigned after several women said he abused his power to seek sexual relationships.
Indiana Attorney Conduct Changes Curb Ambulance Chasers
The Indiana Supreme Court has changed attorney conduct rules to keep lawyers from getting in touch with victims right after an accident.
Consumer Lawyer Max Gardner to Answer Your Foreclosure Questions
On the NewsHour Thursday, Paul Solman had the first in a series of reports on the foreclosure debacle. In "Show Me the Mortgage," Solman looked at some of the legal issues being raised about the validity of foreclosure filings, including faulty (some say fraudulent) documentation, the use of robo-signing, and proof of ownership of the note. DetectFlashDecision_Blog('news01s445fqfa1 ...
Minneapolis attorney agrees to disbarment
A former assistant Hennepin County attorney has agreed to be disbarred.
Mpls. attorney agrees to disbarment in 'Nice Guys' prostitution case
John Paul St. Marie was charged this July with six felony counts of promoting prostitution.
APNewsBreak: Wis. opens criminal probe into ex-DA
Wisconsin has opened a criminal investigation into a district attorney who resigned after several women said he abused his power to seek sexual relationships, the state Justice Department confirmed Friday.
Marriage fight could hang on Calif. vote
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The race for California attorney general will heavily influence the same-sex marriage controversy, a law school dean says.
Attorney: Horse Killing Suspect Mentally Incompetent
No plea deal has been reached yet in the case of two men accused of slaughtering a horse, and an attorney for one of the suspects said Friday his client is mentally incompetent.