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Supreme Court to Hear Ashcroft Appeal
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft will have his day before the Supreme Court to stave off a civil suit filed by a man picked up by federal agents and held against his will.
Bankrupcty lawyer rejects plea deal to admit defrauding clients (video)
Court papers say Christopher Chadick's failure to file the bankruptcy cases resulted in clients having their wages garnished; one lost a home.
'The American Lawyer' Interviews the Attorney Credited With Discovering Robo-Signers
To ease you all into another week of . . . whatever it is all of you do . . . I thought I'd link out to some easy, feel-good reading on The American Lawyer magazine's website. Every day, new, more disturbing allegations about the "robo-signers" employed by mortgage lenders to process foreclosures are coming to light. The magazine published a brief interview with the attorney whose actions are ...
Banker to appeal guilty ruling: lawyer
Jeffrey Koo Jr., former vice chairman of Chinatrust Financial Holding Co., has decided to appeal a ruling of the Taipei District Court sentencing him to nine years in jail for financial scams.
Defense calls brutal Conn. home invader 'likable'
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Brutal home invasion murderer Steven Hayes could be "likable," his lawyer told jurors today. "He could be a hard worker, he could express concern for family and friends, and he could be a likable person," his lawyer, Patrick Culligan, told a jury today. The odd assertion...
Lawyer Argues Prisoner’s Meals Fail To Meet Basic Nutrition Standards
A typical lunch meal consists of a sandwich, often cheese and a glass of water mixed with flavour crystals.
US Attorney lays out SC voter protection plans
Associated Press - October 18, 2010 11:45 AM ET COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina's top federal prosecutor is laying out his approach to handling voter abuse complaints for the upcoming...
Cannon won’t give depo today; Greer lawyer steamed
By Rene Stutzman, Orlando Sentinel Incoming- Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon will not sit down this morning in a law office in Orlando, take an oath to tell the truth then answer hard questions about his role in firing deposed Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer. Greer, 48, of Oviedo, is awaiting trial on six felony counts. Prosecutors [...]
U.S. Attorney Announces Plan to Reduce Voter Fraud
Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The U.S. attorney for South Carolina announced his plans Monday to try and prevent voter fraud on election day.
Attorney gives insight into Hayes case
On Monday, a jury in New Haven, Connecticut will be back in court to hear evidence about whether or not Steven Hayes should receive the death penalty. Criminal Attorney Tom Kokonowski came to 22News on Monday morning to give insight into this case.
Jimmy Dimora's lawyer says commissioner needs help paying for representation
In a memorandum filed Sunday with the court, Richard Lillie states that Dimora can't pay for his lawyers because he was unable to obtain a home equity loan from Parkview Federal Savings Bank.
Oksana's New Lawyer -- Lucky Number 40
Oksana Grigorieva showed up to court this morning for a hearing in her child support case with Mel Gibson -- and wouldn't you know it ... she has a new lawyer! The new man in Oksana's life is Mitchell Jacobs -- a family law attorney who has been a Board… Read more
Potential Class Action Lawsuit for Moose Accident Victims: Lawyer
St. John's lawyer Ches Crosbie has been helping moose collision victims obtain financial compensation for years. Now he's looking at the possibility of a class-action lawsuit for these victims.
US Attorney announces 'elections watchdog'
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - South Carolina's top federal prosecutor is laying out his approach to handling voter abuse complaints for the upcoming midterm elections. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles said Monday that
Attorney General Vows to Crack Down on Legalized California Pot
Next month, California voters will decide on Proposition 19, a state initiative to legalize marijuana. If passed, the proposition, also known as the Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act, would make California the first state to legalize pot; it would also conflict with the Controlled Substances Act, the federal law that classes marijuana in the same legal category as heroin, ecstasy and other ...
Supreme Court will consider ending rights lawsuit against ex-Attorney General Ashcroft
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider an appeal by former Attorney General John Ashcroft to throw out a lawsuit seeking to hold him personally responsible for improperly arresting a Muslim U.S. citizen after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Jimmy Dimora Can't Pay His Lawyer
The tab for the legal defense of Jimmy Dimora in the federal corruption proceedings is going to be hefty. Super hefty. (Go ahead and insert your own Jimmy Dimora fat joke here.)
Supreme Court will consider ending rights lawsuit against ex-Attorney General Ashcroft
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider an appeal by former Attorney General John Ashcroft to throw out a lawsuit seeking to hold him personally responsible for improperly arresting a Muslim U.S. citizen after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Pershing Park Lawyer Admits Lying To Council
The saga of the 2002 Pershing Park mass arrests goes on! Former D.C. police chief Charles Ramsey had little to say about the incident when he took the stand last week. ("I didn't order anybody to destroy anything," testified Ramsey last Thursday. Oh, really ?) But Ron Harris, an attorney for the police during an investigation by the D.C. Council into the arrests, did have something interesting ...
Supreme Court to hear Ashcroft appeal of US Muslim's detention
A lower court has allowed a suit by an American Muslim, detained without charge in 2003 as a suspected material witness, to proceed against former Attorney General John Ashcroft. The Supreme Court says it will consider Ashcroft's appeal.
Dimora asks for court appointed lawyer
Lawyers for indicted Cuyahoga County Commissioner Jimmy Dimora have asked a federal judge for a court appointed lawyer.
EDF Replaces Constellation Energy Board Member Camus With Lawyer Minzberg
The appointment of Minzberg, a partner at Montreal law firm Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP, will be put before the board Oct. 22, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing today.
Q & A: Scott County Attorney Pat Ciliberto
Scott County Attorney Pat Ciliberto is running unopposed for re-election Nov. 2. Here is a Q & A that he answered about himself for the newspaper.   Age: 63 Family: Daughter, Angela read more
5th Circuit Sides with Attorney on Contingency Fee in Insurance Settlement
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has sided with an attorney in an appeal of a lawsuit granting the lawyer contingency fees in the settlement of a homeowners insurance claim in the ...
Court will hear appeal of ex-AG to stop lawsuit
The Supreme Court will consider an appeal by former Attorney General John Ashcroft to throw out a lawsuit seeking to hold him personally responsible for improperly arresting a Muslim U.S. citize...
Former reality TV contestant sentenced to life in prison
A former contestant of a reality TV show was sentenced on Friday to 50 years to life in prison for murder, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's office.
'Octomom’s' fertility doctor had trouble finding experts to bolster his case, attorney says [Updated]
The attorney representing the fertility doctor who treated Nadya Suleman said he has had difficulty finding experts to testify on his client's behalf. "We couldn't even get anyone to look at this case because of the widespread publicity it has...
No ethics complaint pending against Caprio's dad
A lawyer for Rhode Island's Ethics Commission says there's no complaint currently pending against the father of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Frank Caprio.
He's a 'Likeable Person': Lawyer Scrambles to Save Conn. Home Invader's Life
The attorneys for convicted Petit murderer Steven Hayes are arguing that the cost of a death sentence should negate the punishment as an option when the penalty phase of the trial begins Oct. 18. Hayes was convicted last week in the murders of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11.
Suffolk selects new Deputy City Attorney
SUFFOLK The city of Suffolk announces the selection of William E. Hutchings Jr. as its new Deputy City Attorney. City Attorney C. Edward Roettger Jr. appointed Hutchings to the post. He begins his new position Oct. 20, subject to confirmation by City Council. A swearing in ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Oct. 22.
Calumet County searching for new District Attorney
CALUMET COUNTY, WI--(WFRV) Attorney's looking to be the next Calumet County District Attorney need to submit their applications by the end of the day.
Lawyer: Octuplets' Mom Implanted With 12 Embryos
Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor implanted her with a dozen embryos in the pregnancy that gave her octuplets, a state attorney said Monday, conflicting with Suleman's assertions that only six embryos were implanted and two of them split.
Former city attorney loses law license for 6 months
Former city attorney loses law license for 6 months
Lawyer Snapshot: Mark Papa
Family: Wife, Kelly, and daughters Alyssa, Hannah, Hailee, and Meredith. Pets: Pit Bull mix, Holly, and Jack Russell mix, Scooter. Education: University of Florida B.A., 1994, and Florida State University J.D., 1999.
Pro bono attorneys needed for the next ‘Ask-A-Lawyer’
The need for accessible legal representation far exceeds the available resources. Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA) and many pro bono attorneys work to counter this unfairness by assisting with representing these people in their civil legal matters.
District attorney named top auto theft prosecutor
With his office’s success this year in prosecuting some high-profile auto theft cases, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon has been named the top auto theft prosecutor in Texas.
'Octomom's' doctor faces license revocation hearing
A California fertility doctor implanted a dozen embryos in Nadya Suleman, resulting in "an unsafe octuplet delivery" last year, a lawyer for the state's medical board said Monday.
Van Hollen calls Kratz 'bitter,' denies leak
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he wasn't the source for a story that led to the resignation of former Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz.
Lawyer Ti Disappointed With Prison Sentence
Rap superstar T.I. is "disappointed" to be heading back behind bars after an Atlanta, Georgia judge revoked his probation following his drug arrest last month...
Lawyer: Slain radio newsman 'lured' teen to home
Associated Press - October 18, 2010 2:24 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for a New York City teenager accused of fatally stabbing a radio newsman he met on Craigslist says the defendant was...
Lawyer: Slain radio newsman 'lured' teen to home
Associated Press - October 18, 2010 2:24 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for a New York City teenager accused of fatally stabbing a radio newsman he met on Craigslist says the defendant was...
Lawyer: Slain radio newsman 'lured' teen to home
Associated Press - October 18, 2010 2:24 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for a New York City teenager accused of fatally stabbing a radio newsman he met on Craigslist says the defendant was...
Attorney General’s office files lawsuit over term of NKS lease
The Attorney General’s Office has filed a lawsuit in which DelDOT is seeking to reform the length of a 2006 lease between NKS Distributors and DelDOT for a parcel of state-owned land in Milford.
Lawyer: Slain radio newsman lured teen to NYC home
The lawyer for a New York City teenager accused of fatally stabbing a radio newsman he met on Craigslist says the defendant was lured to the man's apartment for illegal sex.
Lawyer: Slain radio newsman 'lured' teen to home
Associated Press - October 18, 2010 2:24 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for a New York City teenager accused of fatally stabbing a radio newsman he met on Craigslist says the defendant was...
Lawyer: Slain radio newsman 'lured' teen to home
Associated Press - October 18, 2010 2:25 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - The lawyer for a New York City teenager accused of fatally stabbing a radio newsman he met on Craigslist says the defendant was...
Lawyer: Slain Radio Newsman ‘Lured’ Teen To Home
The lawyer for a New York City teenager accused of fatally stabbing a radio newsman he met on Craigslist says the defendant was lured to the man's apartment for illegal sex.
Local lawyer, volunteer coach pleads guilty to drug charge
PORTSMOUTH — A local lawyer and volunteer youth basketball coach pleaded guilty to a prescription drug charge Monday, was sentenced, and ordered to report the conviction to the state Bar Association.
C.A. Rebukes Attorney for ‘Frivolous’ Anti-Slapp Motion
The Fourth District Court of Appeal on Friday rebuked Tustin attorney David J. Hartner for filing a frivolous special motion to strike under Code of Civil Procedure Sec. 425.16 and meritless appeal of the denial of the motion which arose in the context of a business dispute between partners in the adult entertainment industry.
Buyout firm: Citigroup cheated in EMI auction
A lawyer for a British private equity firm has told a jury at the start of a civil trial that the firm was tricked by New York bank Citigroup into paying billions of dollars for the struggling music company EMI in 2007.