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Iran puts top human rights lawyer on trial: report
Iran has put on trial Mohammad Ali Dadkhah, a founding member of Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi's rights group, on charges of spreading propaganda against the regime, an opposition website said on Tuesday.
Chicago Lawyer Pleads Guilty in Tax-Shelter Fraud That Brought Down Firm
A Chicago attorney pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax evasion charges for his role in a billion- dollar phony tax-shelter scheme that brought down his law firm in 2007.
Charges against Jackson lawyer dropped
Criminal charges against Harvey Freelon, an attorney and Jackson nightclub owner, were dropped this morning in Hinds County Justice Court.
Lawyer: Kentucky psychiatrist to plead guilty in sword attack
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — 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.
Rodeo’s Lawyer Issues Statement On Her Arrest
One of the things we did not speak to Cindy “Rodeo” Steedle about when we talked to her for yesterday’s Rock of Love Girls: Where Are They Now? post was her recent arrest at at Atlanta nightclub, which TMZ reported was over a warrant that was out for her arrest for stealing her ex-boyfriend’s car and gun safe. Rodeo’s not talking about the incident right now, but we did receive this full ...
School board lawyer: Don't text during meetings
Members of the Wake County school board should not send text messages, instant messages or e-mails about board business while meetings are in progress, the panel's attorney lawyer said today.
Lawyer: Octuplets' mom knew dangers of pregnancy
A lawyer for Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor says the doctor told the octuplets' mother about the dangers of bearing multiple babies.
Rodale settles with Florida attorney general on accusations it overcharged consumers
Rodale, an Emmaus-based publisher, denies wrongdoing.
Lawyer: Octuplets' mom knew dangers of pregnancy
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A lawyer for Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor says the doctor told the octuplets' mother about the dangers of bearing multiple babies.
Lawyer Says Octomom Knew Dangers Of Pregnancy
A lawyer for Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor says the doctor told the octuplets mother about the dangers of bearing multiple babies.
Lawyer: Octuplets' mom knew dangers of pregnancy
Associated Press - October 19, 2010 2:44 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawyer for Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor says the doctor told the octuplets mother about the dangers of bearing multiple...
Judge says attorney can continue to represent both Thomas and PBA
A judge today refused to order the attorney for embattled city Human Resources Commissioner Karla L. Thomas to either drop her or the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association as his clients.
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.”
Lawyer for fertility doctor says he warned octuplets' mother of dangers of multiple birth
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A lawyer for a fertility doctor said Tuesday the doctor consulted the mother of octuplets about the dangers of bearing multiple babies and he didn't refute allegations she was implanted with 12 embryos, far in excess of national guidelines.
Lawyer: Octuplets' mom knew dangers of pregnancy
A lawyer for Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor said Tuesday that the doctor consulted the octuplets' mother about the dangers of bearing multiple babies, and he didn't refute allegations that she was implanted with 12 embryos, far in excess of national guidelines.
Oregon Attorney General suggests complaint on Portland Capt. Mark Kruger be reviewed by the state bar
The Rev. Chuck Currie, who had sought an investigation by the state attorney general, said he'll pursue a complaint with the Oregon State Bar. He wrote back, "However, my intention is to work with other faith leaders in Portland, to ask the AG to demonstrate his outspoken commitment to civil rights buy engaging directly in these issues.''
Lawyer: Octuplets' mom implanted with 12 embryos
Los Angeles — 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.
Lawyer: Octuplets' mom knew dangers of pregnancy
A lawyer for Nadya Suleman's fertility doctor says the doctor told the octuplets' mother about the dangers of bearing multiple babies
Maurer named first assistant state's attorney
Springfield defense attorney Matthew Maurer has been chosen by Sangamon County State’s Attorney John Milhiser to be his first assistant.
Lawyer: jailed newspaper editor goes on hunger strike in Azerbaijan
BAKU, Azerbaijan - An Azerbaijani newspaper editor has launched a hunger strike to protest the official defiance of a European court's ruling urging his release.
Lawyer for fertility doctor says he warned octuplets' mother of dangers of multiple birth
A lawyer for a fertility doctor said Tuesday the doctor consulted the mother of octuplets about the dangers of bearing multiple babies and he didn't refute allegations she was implanted with 12 embryos, far in excess of national guidelines.
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.
Lohan lawyer 'expecting the worst'
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer is reportedly expecting the worst at the actress's Friday court appearance.
Martin County Business Development Board to pay attorney fees, issue apology to Stuart attorney
STUART — The Martin County Business Development Board will pay $62,000 for attorney fees and post an apology on its website to a Stuart attorney for six months, according to documents released following the settlement over its portion of a lawsuit aimed at making the organization’s records more open to the public.
Former Sewer District attorney sentenced to nearly six years in prison
William Schatz, the former sewer district attorney who pocketed more than $800,000 in bribes and stolen checks, was sentenced Tuesday to five years and 10 months in prison.
Former NEORSD lawyer sentenced to six years in prison
CLEVELAND -- The former lawyer for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, William B. Schatz, 64, of Moreland Hills, was sentenced to nearly six years in prison today following his convictions for corruptly soliciting and accepting approximately $682,130 in bribes.
Ken Lawson Admits Being High During Trial
Former high profile attorney now in Hawaii
Mayor to attorney: You're fired!
Coldwater Mayor Jessie Edwards called a special meeting of his town's board last week, and the end effect was: they no longer have a board attorney.
Lawyer Tecce Discusses Efforts on BofA Loan Repurchase
Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Fred Tecce, a lawyer at McShea Tecce and a former U.S. attorney, talks about efforts by Pacific Investment Management Co., BlackRock Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to force Bank of America Corp. to repurchase soured mortgages.
Professional Legal Assistance for a Small Business Budget
Rocket Lawyer, an online legal service launched in 2008, unveiled Legal Health Score today. The new free service grades businesses or individuals based on best practices for optimal legal protection to provide a score that can help gauge overall legal "health".
AG's office reprimands its attorney for "foreclosure mill" work
The Florida Attorney General's Office has reprimanded one its attorneys for notarizing documents for one of the "foreclosure mills" the office is investigating. Erin Cullaro, an assistant attorney general for the office's Economic Crimes Division in Tampa, is a former employee of Tampa-bas
U.S. Attorney For Connecticut Creates New Units
The U.S. attorney for Connecticut has reorganized its criminal division into three units: national security and major crimes; violent crimes and narcotics; and financial fraud and public corruption. The division had been organized geographically.
AG: Scam Targets Job-Seekers On State Website
The state attorney general's office said it is investigating a scam that's targeting the unemployed by using a New Hampshire jobs website.
Murray is best choice for district attorney
Come Jan. 1, Mecklenburg County will have its first new district attorney since Peter Gilchrist took the job in 1975. He has been re-elected eight times since then without facing an opponent.
Former attorney pleads guilty
The former lead attorney for the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will spend nearly six years in prison. William Schatz was sentenced today following his convictions for accepting more than $680,000 in bribes.
Gang rape allegations orchestrated by church leader, lawyer says
One of the so-called victims of alleged gang rapes within a Korean "cult" now says the allegations were fictitiously scripted by the "cult leader," a lawyer for one of the accused charged Tuesday.
Gang rape allegations orchestrated by church leader, lawyer says
One of the so-called victims of alleged gang rapes within a Korean "cult" now says the allegations were fictitiously scripted by the "cult leader," a lawyer for one of the accused charged Tuesday.
Attorney Ferro sued for public statements made to clients father
Ron Butler is suing Henry Ferro for defamation for the “false and slanderous” statements he allegedly uttered in public.
State's attorney sues Lisle landscaper in fraud allegations
A Lisle landscaping company and its owner were sued for consumer fraud today by Cook County prosecutors, who contend that thousands of dollars were accepted in down payments for work that was never started. Classic Creations Landscaping Inc. and Dominic Vitro, the company's owner, were charged in the lawsuit with violating the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Home Repair and Remodeling Acts. The suit ...
GOP attorney general candidate Martha Dean vows to `defend the Constitution'
Martha Dean, Republican candidate for attorney general meets with The News-Times editorial board Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. Photo: Carol Kaliff / The News-Times | Buy This Photo
Lawyer: Seal of records in Gee case should be lifted
SPRINGFIELD - An indefinite seal of search warrant records inthe Rick Gee family homicide case should be lifted, according toarguments Tuesday in appellate court by a lawyer for newspapersseeking access to the documents.
Pace football star lay dying in handcuffs as medical staff tended to others: lawyer
A Pace University football star shot by cops after allegedly hitting them with his car lay dying and handcuffed on a road for up 15 minutes without attention from a medical team that was treating a much less seriously injured officer at the scene, witnesses have told a lawyer for...
Backers of anti-gay-marriage initiative distorted what happened at trial, lawyer says
A lawyer opposing Proposition 8 said Tuesday that the sponsors of the anti-gay-marriage measure, in their arguments to a federal appeals court, "distorted" what happened during the same-sex marriage trial that is the subject of the appeal.
FACT CHECK: Coakley's `immunity' not as suggested
Perhaps it was only a matter of time, but the two lawyers running for Massachusetts attorney general have become embroiled in a legal dispute.
Miners turn to king of compensation lawyers in fight for $1m payoffs
A financial lawyer renowned for taking on the authorities has announced plans to fight for compensation for the majority of the 33 Chilean miners rescued last week.
Simona Marginean, new senior lawyer for Hammond, Bogaru & Associates
The law company Hammond, Bogaru & Associates has a new senior lawyer. Simona Marginean has joined the company since 1st October 2010. She has been a senior lawyer since 2005 specialising in tax, commercial, regulatory and corporate work.
Attorney for Jeff Dupree sues Dupree's mom
The Dupree family must pay attorney Richard Lawrence $12,500. Roanoke Attorney Richard Lawrence won a jury verdict Tuesday.
20-20: Lawyer Milloy to join Adrian Wilson
Lawyer Milloy returned to the Seattle Seahawks because the coaching staff promised a more prominent role for the veteran safety. This had the potential to be one of those offseason storylines that never materializes when it matters. Six games into the 2010 season, it's clear the Seahawks were serious about featuring Milloy. They've made him a starter and used him effectively on blitzes, most ...
Nuestra Familia gang members allegedly plotted to kill lawyer
Nuestra Familia leaders and associates from Monterey County plotted to kill an attorney, according to a government motion filed in the Operation Valley Star trial now unfolding in a Sacramento federal court.
Simona Marginean, new senior lawyer for Hammond, Bogaru & Associates
The law company Hammond, Bogaru & Associates has a new senior lawyer. Simona Marginean has joined the company since 1st October 2010. She has been a senior lawyer since 2005 specialising in tax, commercial, regulatory and corporate work.