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HOUSING: Foreclosure-busting attorney on shaky legal ground, experts say
Encinitas attorney Michael T. Pines said the families he advisedto break into their foreclosed homes last week had the law on theirside, but local attorneys said other families might want toconsider very carefully before trying the same maneuver.
Lawyer Robert Cohen doing well despite 'no fault' divorces
No-fault divorce doesn't seem to be hurting Robert "Pit Bull" Cohen, matrimonial lawyer supreme, whose past clients include Christie Brinkley, Uma Thurman and Lorraine...
Obama adminstration, Eric Holder will not stand idly by if Calif. voters legalize marijuana
Attorney General Eric Holder said the Feds would vigorously enforce federal law against anyone carrying, growing or selling marijuana if voters pass Calif. Prop 19 to legalize the drug.
Police chief says city attorney threatened him
San Bernardino Police Chief Keith Kilmer says the city attorney threatened him during a contentious meeting with other city officials last week.
Attorney General Holder opposes California marijuana bill
Attorney General Eric Holder says federal authorities will continue to prosecute individuals for possession of marijuana in California even if voters there approve a ballot measure legalizing recreational use of the drug.
Lawyer: 1912 CVS covenant 'unambiguous'
Memphis Heritage attorneys contend Methodists are wrong on CVS deed.
TWITTER: Hayes lawyer argues that death too expensive in Petit slayings
The defense in the trial of Steven J. Hayes this morning is arguing motions related to his sentencing hearing, which is set to begin Monday. Hayes could face the death penalty after being convicted in the July 2007 slayings of Jennifer Hawke Petit and her daughers Hayley and Michaela. Check below to follow Register North Bureau Chief Luther Turmelle's account of today's arguments as they happen ...
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.
Judgment upheld in lawyer impersonation
The state Appellate Court has upheld a $73,000 judgment that Wesley S. Spears, a lawyer who formerly practiced in the Hartford area, won against another Hartford lawyer, Joseph S. Elder, based on the accusation that Elder impersonated Spears in telephone conversations with a police officer investigating possible misconduct.
Things get heated between Texas attorney general hopefuls
Democrat Barbara Ann Radnofsky assailed Attorney General Greg Abbott on his campaign contributions and other topics this week in a Houston TV appearance that served as the closest forum to a debate yet.
Lawyer unveils ‘robo-signer’ depositions
NEW YORK — In an effort to rush through thousands of home foreclosures since 2007, financial institutions and their mortgage servicing departments hired hair stylists, Walmart floor workers and people who had worked on assembly lines and installed them in “foreclosure expert” jobs with no formal training, a Florida lawyer says.
Attorney, media owner named to Mo. college board
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed a lawyer and a media company owner to the state's Coordinating Board for Higher Education. The governor on Wednesday named Thomas Strong of Springfield and Dalton Wright of Conway to the state board responsible for overseeing the Department of Higher Education.
Attorney General candidates unveil plans to combat pill mills
The two candidates for Florida attorney general agree on this: pill mills are bad. Both candidates said more needs to be done and wiping out pill mills will be a top priority if elected.
Parish attorney on leave after arrest
L’Observateur LAPLACE – A St. John the Baptist Parish attorney who serves as the Parish Council’s legal advisor, has taken a leave of absence from the district attorney’s office following an arrest for DWI and public intimidation on Sept. 23.
TWITTER: Hayes lawyer argues that death too expensive in Petit slayings
The defense in the trial of Steven J. Hayes this morning is arguing motions related to his sentencing hearing, which is set to begin Monday. Hayes could face the death penalty after being convicted in the July 2007 slayings of Jennifer Hawke Petit and her daughers Hayley and Michaela. Check below to follow Register North Bureau Chief Luther Turmelle's account of today's arguments as they happen ...
Things get heated between Texas attorney general hopefuls
Democrat Barbara Ann Radnofsky assailed Attorney General Greg Abbott on his campaign contributions and other topics this week in a Houston TV appearance that served as the closest forum to a debate yet.
Things get heated between Texas attorney general hopefuls
Democrat Barbara Ann Radnofsky assailed Attorney General Greg Abbott on his campaign contributions and other topics this week in a Houston TV appearance that served as the closest forum to a debate yet.
Things get heated between Texas attorney general hopefuls
Democrat Barbara Ann Radnofsky assailed Attorney General Greg Abbott on his campaign contributions and other topics this week in a Houston TV appearance that served as the closest forum to a debate yet.
TWITTER: Hayes lawyer argues that death too expensive in Petit slayings
The defense in the trial of Steven J. Hayes this morning is arguing motions related to his sentencing hearing, which is set to begin Monday. Hayes could face the death penalty after being convicted in the July 2007 slayings of Jennifer Hawke Petit and her daughers Hayley and Michaela. Check below to follow Register North Bureau Chief Luther Turmelle's account of today's arguments as they happen ...
Attorney General: We'll arrest for pot, legal or not
SAN FRANCISCO — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is warning that the federal government will not look the other way, as it has with medical marijuana, if voters next month make California the first state to legalize pot.
Grigorieva's lawyer: 'Gibson is a deadbeat dad'
A lawyer for Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva has branded the troubled actor a "deadbeat dad" accusing him of falling behind on child support payments.
TWITTER: Hayes lawyer argues that death too expensive in Petit slayings
The defense in the trial of Steven J. Hayes this morning is arguing motions related to his sentencing hearing, which is set to begin Monday. Hayes could face the death penalty after being convicted in the July 2007 slayings of Jennifer Hawke Petit and her daughers Hayley and Michaela. Check below to follow Register North Bureau Chief Luther Turmelle's account of today's arguments as they happen ...
Attorney Nick Thiros, a 'tireless advocate,' dies at 78
Nick J. Thiros, a prominent Lake County attorney, died Thursday evening. A day after his death, Thiros, 78, was remembered by his family and friends for his accomplishments and the example, they say, he set as a lawyer. "He was a tireless advocate for his clients," Lake County Bar Association President Richard Wolter said. "He would not give up on their behalf and would not concede anything ...
Lawyer: $650,000 for injury at strip club
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A South Florida attorney says his client will get $650,000 after a dancer's platform shoe shattered his eye socket at a strip club.Attorney Lake Lytal III says the Cheetah club's insurance company agreed earlier this month to pay Michael Ireland for the injury.Lytal says Ireland has had eye problems since the 2008 incident at the West Palm Beach club.He says the dancer ...
Lawyer, teacher Geddes dies at 75
She was a 4-year-old girl bathing in the kitchen sink with her younger sister when a gas explosion killed six of her family members on a sweltering August day in 1940.
Wisconsin opens criminal investigation of former Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz
MADISON 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.
Lawyer brands Mel Gibson "deadbeat dad"
Mel Gibson has been branded a "deadbeat" after reportedly falling behind with child support payments.
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.
County attorney candidates debate
Albany County Attorney Rich Bohling and Democratic challenger Tony Lopez touched on everything from inexpensive ways to improve the office to the book that has most affected them — Bohling said the “Bible” and Lopez cited “Tuesdays with Morrie” — during Thursday’s League of Women Voters Forum at the Albany County Public Library.
Attorney General candidates debate
AETN wrapped up its series of debates today at the University of Central Arkansas with the attorney general debate.
Attorney General candidates debate
AETN wrapped up its series of debates today at the University of Central Arkansas with the attorney general debate.
Vermont attorney general warns of phone, e-mail scams
MONTPELIER — Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell is urgently warning Vermonters to be suspicious of any request to send money by wire transfer.
Nodine Lawyer Says Client’s Statement Was From Stress
MOBILE, Alabama - Stephen Nodine claimed Thursday night he faced “political persecution” in Baldwin County. His lawyer says those comments were the result of stress. "I did not harm, hurt or kill Ms. Angel Downs," said Stephen Nodine Thursday evening. For the first time in this case the former Mobile County commissioner flat-out denies the murder charge leveled against him. In his statement last ...
Expert Sees Need for Court Deference to Amnesty Proclamation
MANILA, Philippines (PNA) — A lawyer believes it is proper for the court to already defer prosecuting cases involving detained Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and others implicated in failed military uprisings during the previous administration in view of President Benigno S. Aquino III's issuance of Proclamation 50 which grants amnesty to them. ”There must be judicial notice since an amnesty ...
WHITE PLAINS - Attorney general candidate receives pro-choice group endorsement
Democratic attorney general candidate Eric Schneiderman will be endorsed today by Rep. Nita Lowey and WCLA-Choice Matters.
City Attorney’s Opinion Says that Hubbell Not Qualified as Judge
Crossett City Attorney James Hamilton has delivered his opinion on whether or not an elected district judge is required to reside within the district.
Expert sees need for court deference to amnesty proclamation
MANILA, Oct. 17 (PNA) – A lawyer believes it is proper for the court to already defer prosecuting cases involving detained Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and others implicated in failed military uprisings during the previous administration in view of President Benigno S. Aquino III's issuance of Proclamation 50 which grants amnesty to them.
BP attorney suggests that the oil giant might seek to cap spill claims at $75 million
In a seemingly never-ending parade of radio, television, print and web ads, and official statements, BP officials have insisted that the company intends to make the Gulf Coast and it residents "whole" again. In the latest such PR blitz, BP employee and new Orleans native Iris Cross reiterates that the company will do everything it [... ]
Abitbol immature, not crazed: defence
His defence lawyer says he may be immature, but he's not a dangerous psychopath.
Attorney Jameika Williams Mangum a Force to be Reckoned With
*Chicago, IL – Young attorney, Jameika Williams Mangum has proven herself as an emerging new legal force to be reckoned with. With an impressive list of credentials, and the recent opening of her new firm, The Mangum Law Firm LLC, Mangum’s recent court win is an eyebrow raising victory. The Los Angeles native, now practicing [...]
Feds Promise PotShowdown in Calif.
Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal government will 'vigorously enforce' laws against marijuana even if voters next month make California the first state to legalize pot Justice Alito to Skip Next State of Union Address
Iranian political prisoners express solidarty with detained lawyer, Sotoudeh
Four Iranian political detainees in Karaj's RejaiShahr Prison announced their support for detained lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, and urged her to end her hunger strike.
Iran releases American held for 2 years in Tehran
Iran on Saturday set free an American businessman jailed in Tehran for more than two years on suspicion on ties to an allegedly violent opposition group, his lawyer said.
Lawyer: Iran releases American businessman
WASHINGTON - Iran on Saturday set free an American businessman jailed in Tehran for more than two years on suspicion of ties to an allegedly violent opposition group, his lawyer said.
Baxter Springs attorney indicted on drug charges
A former Cherokee County prosecutor and current private-practice defense attorney has been indicted on three separate drug charges.
State AG Candidates Spar Over Issue Of Abortion
With the backing of pro-choice advocates, candidate for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman continued Saturday to use abortion as a wedge issue in his race against Republican Dan Donovan.
Attorney general wants nursing home watchdog
At the request of Attorney General Greg Zoeller, a new watchdog committee will assess the work of the state board that regulates and disciplines nursing home administrators -- a review that could mean those who run bad nursing homes are more likely to be
T.I 'Disappointed' With Sentence, Lawyer Says
'This is not what he expected and this is not what he wants in his life at this point and time,' Dwight L. Thomas tells reporters.
Attorney General candidate Erik B. Wallin promises nations toughest penalties for public corruption
Erik B. Wallin decided more than a year ago that he would close his criminal defense practice and go back to where he started his legal career -- prosecuting the bad guys. In part, his decision to throw his hat into the political arena stemmed from his feeling that judges' sentences are too lenient and "we need to stop coddling criminals."
Attorney general candidate Christopher Little says hell stand up for consumer protections
PROVIDENCE - Christopher H. Little, the Moderate Party candidate for attorney generallikes to joke that he's closer to the state's most powerful post in law enforcement than his four rivals.