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Attorney General candidates square off in Bay News 9 debate
Dan Gelber (D) and Pam Bondi (R) were civil but not always agreeable on the big issues in the campaign.
US Attorney General calls for release of China Nobel winner
US Attorney General Eric Holder called Tuesday for the release of detained Chinese Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, ahead of a visit to Beijing this week.
Woburn lawyer, wife face embezzlement charges
WOBURN - A Woburn-based lawyer and his wife have been charged with embezzling more than $1 million from their...
Attorney Philip J. Layfield Files Lawsuit Alleging the Law Firm of Lehman, Lee & Xu LTD. is Operating a Ponzi Scheme
Philip J. Layfield, Attorney at Law, has recently filed a civil lawsuit against the law firm of Lehman, Lee & Xu, Ltd., along with its affiliated companies and Managing Director, accusing them of operating a ponzi scheme.
State Attorney decides not to press charges against federal prosecutor in ``boxers'' case
A federal prosecutor accused of exposing himself to a minor in a pool at a Miami River bar won't be formally charged by the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office.
Lawyer for anti-Islam politician calls for acquittal on hate speech charges
AMSTERDAM - The lawyer for Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders says the lawmaker has a right to freedom of speech and should be acquitted of all hate speech charges.
Lawyer: Octuplets' mom implanted with 12 embryos
Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor flouted national standards by implanting her with a dozen embryos in the pregnancy that resulted in octuplets, according to testimony at a licensing hearing.
Woburn lawyer, wife face embezzlement charges
WOBURN, Mass. -- A Woburn-based lawyer and his wife have been charged with embezzling more than $1 million from their clients.
Lawyer: Jailing political sabotage
Donnie Brennan's defense attorney says charges were intentionally leveled by his client's adversaries to demolish the Democratic candidate's campaign two weeks before the general election.
Ex-Lawyer To Be Sentenced Today In Boy's Rape
A former Twin Cities lawyer and one-time treasurer of the Minnesota State Bar Association will be sentenced today for raping a 15-year-old boy.
Ex-Lawyer To Be Sentenced Today In Boy's Rape
A former Twin Cities lawyer and one-time treasurer of the Minnesota State Bar Association will be sentenced today for raping a 15-year-old boy.
Dutch anti-Islam MP been denied fair trial -lawyer
Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders charged with inciting hatred against Muslims was being denied a fair trial because his right to the presumption of innocence had been breached by a court ruling ordering him to stand trial his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Lawyer, wife face embezzlement charges
A Woburn-based lawyer and his wife have been charged with embezzling more than $1 million from their clients.
Lawyer: Doctor implanted 12 embryos
LOS ANGELES #8212; Nadya Suleman #8217;s fertility doctor flouted national standards by implanting her with a dozen embryos in the pregnancy that resulted in octuplets, according to testimony at a licensing hearing.
Lawyer struck off rolls
LAWYER Leong Wai Nam, who is serving a 6 1/2-year jail term for pocketing about $90,000 of clients' money, has been struck off the rolls on Tuesday. Disciplinary proceedings before the Court of Three Judges took less than five minutes as Leong, 42, was not contesting the Law Society's application for him to be disbarred.
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.
Dutch anti-Islam MP been denied fair trial -lawyer
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders, charged with inciting hatred against Muslims, was being denied a fair trial because his right to the presumption of innocence had been breached by a court ruling ordering him to stand trial, his lawyer said on Tuesday.
Dutch anti-Islam MP just 'the messenger': lawyer
A defence lawyer rejected accusations of hate speech and xenophobia against Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders on Tuesday, urging judges not to "shoot the messenger".
Quincy attorney suspended for six months
The state board of bar overseers has suspended Quincy attorney Thomas R. Mullen for six months for failing to inform a client that a decision to sell her annuities and mutual funds would cost $5,000 in fees and bring Mullen $42,000 in commissions.
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.
Woburn lawyer, wife face embezzlement charges
A Woburn-based lawyer and his wife have been charged with embezzling more than $1 million from their clients.
Lawyer: Psychiatrist To Plead Guilty
A defense attorney says a northern Kentucky psychiatrist will plead guilty in an attack in which a patient was stabbed with a two-foot sword.
Rodale Agrees to Pay Up to $1.3 Million in Legal Settlement
Florida attorney general, publisher agree to terms of negative-option case.
Attorney general candidate has maintained popularity in L.A.
Though his opponent portrays D.A. Steve Cooley as a lock-'em-up Republican, he's known more as a moderate, straightforward lawman in his L.A. County jurisdiction. Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley strolled into a conference room that bristled with news cameras on a recent morning and announced a sweeping set of corruption charges against government leaders in Bell.
Lawyer: Octomom Nadya Suleman implanted with 12 embryos
Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor flouted national standards by implanting her with a dozen embryos in the pregnancy that resulted in octuplets, according to testimony at a licensing hearing.
Foreclosure Fortune Buys Bugatti, Yacht for Attorney
For Americans, the foreclosure crisis has wiped out fortunes, bringing destitution and homelessness. For Florida attorney David J. Stern, it has brought mansions, a Bugatti sports car and a luxury yacht.
US Attorney General reiterates call for release of China Nobel winner
HONG KONG : The US has reiterated a call on Tuesday for the release of jailed mainland dissident and Nobel Peace prize winner Liu Xiaobo.
Dutch anti-Islam MP just 'the messenger': lawyer
A defence lawyer rejected accusations of hate speech and xenophobia against Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders on Tuesday, urging judges not to "shoot the messenger".
Dutch anti-Islam MP just 'the messenger': lawyer
A defence lawyer rejected accusations of hate speech and xenophobia against Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders on Tuesday, urging judges not to "shoot the messenger".
Layton and Ace Attorney Team Up on 3DS
Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney (3DS) Capcom and Level-5 team up for an unexpected crossover.
Woburn lawyer, wife face embezzlement charges
WOBURN - A Woburn-based lawyer and his wife have been charged with embezzling more than $1 million from their...
Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney coming to 3DS
Level 5 teams up with Capcom for new crossover title; will be penned by Ace Attorney director Shu Takumi.
Lawyer wants Chief Whitman's discipline record
DENVER (AP) - A woman suing Denver police over the shooting death of her husband wants access to Police Chief Gerald Whitman's internal-affairs file to try to establish a pattern of lax discipline.
Mo. AG objects to US Fidelis bankruptcy plan
Missouri's attorney general is challenging a proposed settlement in the St. Louis bankruptcy case of a company that claimed to be the nation's top marketer of auto-service contracts.
Council attorney at center of heated debate
Councilor Jack Henderson accused the mayor Tuesday of having a vendetta against Council Attorney Drew Rees out of 'embarrassment.'
Former SD City Attorney Says Justice System Failed Murdered College Student
Former San Diego City Attorney Casey Gwinn says there should be no doubt that the justice system failed Diana Gonzalez, the San Diego City College student found murdered in a campus bathroom last week.
Assisstant U.S. Attorney
Petrou, 42, has been an assistant U.S. attorney since 2004, and before that was counsel for O’Melveny and Myers and an assistant U.S. attorney in the Eastern District of New York. A Democrat, she joined the State Bar in 1994 after attending college and law school at UC Berkeley, and she previously practiced with Foley and Lardner and with Proskauer Rose.
Lawyer Wants Denver Police Chief's Discipline Record
A woman suing Denver police over the shooting death of her husband wants access to Denver Police Chief Gerald Whitman's internal-affairs file to try to establish a pattern of lax discipline.
Council Attorney Position Sparks Heated Debate Between Tulsa City Council, Mayor
The Tulsa City Council defended its lawyer Tuesday in a heated exchange with Mayor Dewey Bartlett, who believes the council is violating the City Charter by utilizing a full time city attorney. Tulsa City Council, Mayor Argue Over Council Attorney Position
Attorney: Waterford pot providers were entrapped by police-produced fake cards
An attorney for people arrested during the Aug. 25 medical marijuana drug raids is calling the use of bogus cards by undercover officers “entrapment.”
Prominent attorney Peterson dies at 85
Longtime attorney and community champion Dick Peterson died Monday night at the age of 85.
Ferndale Schools appeal ruling in falling flagpole death
Ferndale — An attorney for Ferndale Schools said the district is appealing a ruling in a wrongful death lawsuit to the Michigan Supreme Court.
Attorney General files suit against Kevin Beary, says ex-sheriff must pay $20,000
The Florida Attorney General's Office filed suit against former Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary this week, claiming he failed to pay a $20,000 penalty related to an ethics violation.
Prominent attorney Peterson dies at 85
Longtime attorney and community champion Dick Peterson died Monday night at the age of 85.
Judge denies motion to remove prosecutor, drop charges in Ray Sansom case
A Circuit Court judge has denied motions to remove Leon County State Attorney Willie Meggs from the Ray Sansom case. The judge also denied a motion to dismiss charges against Sansom and his co-defendants, Jay Odom and Bob Richburg. But while he denied the motions, Judge Terry Lewis found fault with Meggs' conduct in the grand jury proceedings, saying his words and tone of voice were "sarcastic ...
Killer Glen Race may undergo mental-health test
The lawyer for a Halifax man who was extradited from the United States to face two murder charges says he expects his client will undergo a mental health assessment.
D.C. Voters To Settle Attorney General Debate At Polls
Photo by Liliang . The District's Attorney General, Peter Nickles, has drawn plenty of criticism for not being independent enough from the man who appointed him, Mayor Adrian Fenty. But just across the river, Virginians have had to deal with Ken Cuccinelli, the commonwealth's elected attorney general whose aggressive stances against everything from climate change to health care reform to anti ...
Twin Cities attorney faces sentencing today for raping teenage boy
Aaron Biber was once president of the Hennepin County Bar Assocation. Today, he is facing the possibility of more than 20 years in prison.