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Lawyer pleads guilty to taking more than $500,000 from his employer
MABLETON — A Mableton lawyer pleaded guilty on Wednesday to stealing more than half a million dollars from his law firm. Michael Shaw, 37, is scheduled to be sentenced at 10 a.m. Jan. 5 before U.S...
Interim County Attorney Rick Romley drops cases from Joe Arpaio's special unit
Interim Maricopa County Attorney Rick Romley on Wednesday officially closed two cases launched by an anti-corruption unit in the Sheriff's Office that has played a role in the ongoing federal abuse-of-power investigation of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's office.
S Lawyer Milloy on the NFL's crackdown on violent hits
Seahawks safety Lawyer Milloy is one of the team's biggest hitters, and 36 he has also been around long enough to see the game change quite a bit over the course of his career when it comes to rule changes to prevent injuries.
Lawyer: No evidence student shot by cops broke law
A lawyer for the family of a college football player killed by police outside a suburban New York bar says there's no evidence he did anything criminal.
Lawyer: No evidence student shot by cops broke law
Associated Press - October 20, 2010 5:55 PM ET GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) - A lawyer for the family of a college football player killed by police outside a suburban New York bar says there's no evidence...
Lawyer specialised in structured finance/project finance, European Investment Bank, EIB
Job summary Legal Department, Corporate (JU-CORP) - Operational Programmes and Technical Assistance Division - of the European Investment Bank is looking to recruit a Lawyer specialised in structured finance/project finance.
Bar admits black lawyer rejected in 1847
PITTSBURGH, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- George Boyer Vashon was formally admitted to the Pennsylvania bar Wednesday, 163 years after he was rejected because of the color of his skin.
Health insurer HealthMarkets sued by L.A. city attorney over 'junk insurance'
Major stakeholders Goldman Sachs Group and Blackstone Group also are named in the lawsuit. A national health insurer and its majority owners, Wall Street powerhouses Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Blackstone Group Inc., were accused in a lawsuit Wednesday of defrauding their California customers for more than a decade with "junk insurance" that provided little or no protection.
Lawyer: No evidence student shot by cops broke law
GOSHEN, N.Y. (AP) - A lawyer for the family of a college football player killed by police outside a suburban New York bar says there's no evidence he did anything criminal.
U.S. attorney investigating Commissioner Beavers
The Cook County Board is confirming the existence of a grand jury investigation into Commissioner William Beavers' use of a $10,000 "contingency expense account."
Cuomo Seeks Ruling Against Merkin Over Madoff Fraud
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo asked a judge to rule without trial that Ezra Merkin and his Gabriel Capital Corp. engaged in fraud by secretly placing client funds with swindler Bernard Madoff.
Black lawyer rejected for Pa. bar in 1800s honored
PITTSBURGH — A lawyer rejected from practicing law in Pennsylvania in the 1800s because he was black was posthumously admitted to the state's bar Wednesday.
Lawyer offers to quit
THE lawyer representing British author Alan Shadrake said on Wednesday that he could not continue if the Attorney-General was threatening him with contempt proceedings. Mr M. Ravi took centre stage on the third and final day of a High Court hearing to decide if Shadrake had scandalised the Singapore judiciary. He told the court: 'I must discharge myself for then there would surely be a conflict ...
Update: Defense attorney cites 'hostile atmosphere' in Skeen courtroom
Tyler defense attorney Bobby Mims said today he observed a very hostile atmosphere toward the defense attorneys during the trial of Patrick Kelly in Judge Jack Skeen's courtroom during one the first of the Mineola child sex ring trials.
Attorney Michael Pucillo to run for Town Council seat
Michael J. Pucillo announced on Wednesday he will run against former Town Councilwoman Susan Markin in the Feb.
Waller County District Attorney
Waller County District Attorney’s Office felony cases disposed of July and August 2010:
Lawyer: Sterger mulling NFL meeting
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- The woman at the center of the Brett Favre "sexting" allegations is considering meeting with NFL investigators, her lawyer said Wednesday.
County attorney candidates face off
Incumbent Washington County Attorney Barbara Edmondson used time in her closing arguments to refute claims made by opponent Larry Brock that the Washington County Attorney’s Office prosecutes defendants even when there is evidence of innocence.
Defense lawyer in Mich. expects more murder charges against man accused in serial stabbings
FLINT, Mich. - A lawyer for a man suspected in a string of stabbings across three states says he's anticipating more homicide charges in Michigan, where five men were killed.
Former Jets emcee Jenn Sterger hires lawyer, will pursue "potential remedies"
NEW YORK (KTTC-DT/AP) -- The ex-New York Jets employee involved in the allegation against Brett Favre has hired a lawyer. Former Jets game emcee Jenn Sterger has hired the Long Island-based law firm of
Fired attorney at state public safety department faces misdemeanor charges in e-mail snooping
Joshua Engel is expected in court Thursday to face three counts of disclosing confidential police investigation material.
Old legal doctrine gets renewed attention in attorney general race
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
Alleged child sex abuser told to hire attorney
Alleged child sex abuser told to hire attorney By stephen hunt The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Oct 20, 2010 07:54PM MDT A Wasatch County man charged with sexually abusing his adoptive African children is financially able to hire his own attorney, a 4th District Court judge determined Wednesday. Lon Harvey Kennard, Sr., 69, was told to hire an attorney by Nov. 17, when he is to appear again before ...
Karen Sypher hires new lawyer, seeks to disqualify judge
A week before her scheduled sentencing for trying to extort money from University of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, Karen Sypher has fired her lawyer and hired another who is seeking to disqualify the federal judge on the case because of his alleged ties to U of L.
Report: Minnesota fan will hire attorney
The Minnesota Wild fan who was shoved by Vancouver Canucks forward Rick Rypien Tuesday night says he will seek legal representation, The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported Wednesday.
Lawyer challenges chair for District 5 school board seat
Both one-term incumbent Verjeana Jacobs and first-time challenger Sharon Theodore-Lewis are lawyers, but the two have different ideas about how to improve the school system as they vie to represent District 5 on the Prince George's County Board of Education, which oversees a system of more than 120,000 students.
Maine lawyer uncovers faulty foreclosures
DENMARK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- An attorney from portland is getting national attention after uncovering the faulty methods banks were using to review foreclosure documents
Arizona attorney general nominees speak out on birthright citizenship
The candidates for attorney general split in their views on whether Arizona needs a law that would deny citizenship to children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants.
Lawyer accused of breaking the law
South Kingston attorney is accused of stealing half a million dollars from his clients
Maine lawyer uncovers faulty foreclosures
DENMARK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- An attorney from portland is getting national attention after uncovering the faulty methods banks were using to review foreclosure documents
U.S. attorney encourages fraud victims to step forward
Mortgage fraud is a top priority for the U.S. Attorney's Office and victims should not be afraid or embarrassed to step forward, said Dennis K. Burke, U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona, during a visit to Yuma on Tuesday.
Lawyer: Paramedics ignored student shot by NY cops
Paramedics ignored a handcuffed and dying college football player shot by police and attended to injured officers for several minutes while his friend stood by screaming for help, a lawyer hired by the student's family charged Wednesday, calling for an independent investigation into the death.
Lawyer: Paramedics ignored Pace footbal player shot by N.Y. cops
GOSHEN, N.Y. -- Paramedics ignored a handcuffed and dying college football player shot by police and attended to injured officers for several minutes while his friend stood by screaming for help, a lawyer hired by the student's family charged Wednesday, calling for an independent investigation in...
Lawyer: Paramedics Ignored Student Shot By NY Cops
Paramedics ignored a handcuffed and dying college football player shot by police and attended to injured officers for several minutes while his friend stood by screaming for help, a lawyer hired by the student's family charged Wednesday, calling for an independent investigation into the death. Brandon Cox, who was grazed by a police bullet in the burst of gunfire that killed Danroy "D.J." Henry ...
Lawyer for Kennedy awaits his instructions
A LAWYER for Jim Kennedy told the High Court yesterday he needed to take instructions from Mr Kennedy, particularly as to whether his side may bring an action for abuse of power or interference with the justice by CAB (Criminal Assets Bureau).
U.S. attorney encourages victims to step forward
Mortgage fraud is a top priority for the U.S. Attorney's Office and victims should not be afraid or embarrassed to step forward, said Dennis K. Burke, U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona, during a visit to Yuma on Tuesday.
Old legal doctrine gets renewed attention in attorney general race
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
NY Atty General candidate backs foreclosure freeze
The Republican candidate for New York attorney general, Dan Donovan, on Wednesday endorsed a call by attorneys general from all 50 states to halt home foreclosures after widespread allegations of faulty paperwork.
LA City Attorney Seeks To Stop ‘Junk Insurance’
The Los Angeles city attorney has filed a complaint against several insurance companies, alleging they tried to defraud consumers by marketing coverage as "comprehensive" that was actually full of hidden limitations.
REGION: 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.
Morgan County Attorney
MORGAN -- Jann Farris believes the most important issue for the county is the relationship the county attorney has with the county council and whether he has the ability to give the council sound legal advice. no read more
Political notebook: Attorney general hopeful stumps in Bakersfield
Republican Attorney General candidate Steve Cooley made a quick Bakersfield stop on Wednesday to pick up local law enforcement endorsements.
Lawyer: Paramedics ignored student shot by NY cops
Paramedics ignored a handcuffed and dying college football player shot by police and attended to injured officers for several minutes while his friend stood by screaming for help, a lawyer hired by the student's family charged Wednesday, calling for an independent investigation into the death.
Macon lawyer chosen for appeals judgeship
Macon attorney Stephen Louis A. Dillard has been chosen to fill a vacancy on the Georgia Court of Appeals.
Edwards, former N.J. attorney general, dies
W. Cary Edwards, a former Republican gubernatorial candidate, assemblyman and state attorney general who capped his public career as the chairman and champion of an independent state watchdog agency, died Wednesday at 66.
Lawyer: Medics ignored shot player
Wednesday, October 20, 2010 GOSHEN, N.Y. — Paramedics ignored a handcuffed and dying Pace University football player shot by police and attended to injured officers for several minutes while his friend stood by screaming for help, a lawyer hired by the student's family charged Wednesday, calling for an independent investigation into the death. Brandon Cox, who was grazed by a police bullet in ...
Attorney general candidates square off
IOWA CITY —Brenna Findley, the Republican challenger to become Iowa’s attorneygeneral, said federal health care reforms are unconstitutionalmandates to states.
Attorney General Finds Board Violated Statute
MT. VERNON -- Budget cuts made by the Jefferson County Board are null and void. That is the result of an investigation by the Illinois Attorney General's Office into how that meeting was conducted this past June.
Black Lawyer Rejected For Pa. Bar In 1800s Honored
A lawyer rejected from practicing law in Pennsylvania in the 1800s because he was black was posthumously admitted to the state's bar Wednesday.
Attorney: Jury pool in Greensburg murder case tainted by publicity
The attorney for a Greensburg woman accused of ganging up with her five roommates to torture and kill a mentally challenged woman cites high interest in the case on Internet sites as proof that she will not be able to get a fair trial in Westmoreland County.