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NH attorney new holder of record moose rack
A New Hampshire attorney is the new holder of the state hunting record for the largest moose rack.
U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach wants businesses to help fight corruption by taking ethics pledge
Dettelbach sees his effort as a more holistic approach to battling corruption than simply prosecuting the bad guys.
Foreclosure attorney Stern leaves as chairman of alleged 'foreclosure mill'
Foreclosure attorney Stern leaves as chairman of alleged 'foreclosure mill'
Citing 'Taj Mahal' Courthouse Controversy, Lawyer Questions Actions By Lakeland Congressional Candidate
Published: Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 8:05 a.m. Last Modified: Thursday, October 21, 2010 at 8:05 a.m.
Wilders Muslim Remarks Were Intended as Criticism, Lawyer Says
Freedom Party Leader Geert Wilders criticism of Islam in newspapers and a film weren’t intended to defame Muslims, his lawyer told a Dutch court and asked for his client’s acquittal on incitement of hatred charges.
Rwanda to charge US lawyer with genocide denial
Rwanda's top prosecutor wants an American professor to appear in a Rwandan court on charges of genocide denial.
Wilders's Remarks About Islam Were Criticism, Not Defamation, Lawyer Says
Freedom Party Leader Geert Wilders criticism of Islam in newspapers and a film weren’t intended to defame Muslims, his lawyer told a Dutch court and asked for his client’s acquittal on incitement of hatred charges.
Endorsements pile up in Ramsey County attorney's race | Political Agenda
High-powered endorsements continue to roll in for the candidates in the Ramsey County attorney's race. Long-time incumbent Susan Gaertner isn't seeking election, and two highly respected lawyers — John Choi and David Schultz — are competing in the race. Choi has the DFL endorsement, even though it's a nonpartisan race, and has previously racked up endorsements from tons of local elected ...
Rwanda to charge US lawyer with genocide denial
Rwanda's top prosecutor wants an American professor to appear in a Rwandan court on charges of genocide denial.
Attorney general candidates exchange criticisms
The race for attorney general is usually tame — the Republicans didn’t even bother to field a candidate four years ago — but both candidates in this year’s matchup delivered heated talking points covering a wide range of controversial issues at a debate on Tuesday.
Viacom Hires High-Profile Lawyer to Battle YouTube on Copyright
Viacom's battle with YouTube is heating up again. In June, the company promised to appeal after it lost its battle with Google-owned YouTube when a judge decided that the video-sharing was protected by the safe harbor of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) against claims of copyright infringement. Click to read the rest of this post...
NH Banking Commish lawyer seeks Ayotte deposition
The failure of a New Hampshire mortgage firm is crossing paths once again with Republican Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte.
NH Banking Commish lawyer seeks Ayotte deposition
The lawyer for Banking Commissioner Peter Hildreth wants to take testimony from the former attorney general in preparation for a Nov. 29 removal hearing regarding Hildreth, who's accused of mismanaging the Financial Resources Mortgage crisis.
Foreclosure attorney Stern leaves as chairman of subsidiary firm
Plantation foreclosure attorney David J. Stern, who is under investigation by state regulators over his law firm's alledged mishandling of tens of thousands of foreclosure documents, has left his position as chairman of the subsidiary company that handles most of his law firm's paperwork, the Securities and Exchange Commission said.
Foreclosure attorney Stern leaves key position Business alerts
Calls mount for Florida Bar to act Plantation foreclosure attorney David J. Stern, who is under investigation by state regulators over his law firm's alledged mishandling of tens of thousands of foreclosure documents, has left his position as chairman of the subsidiary company that handles most of his law firm's paperwork, the Securities and Exchange Commission said.
Lawyer: Paramedics Ignored Student Shot By NY Cops
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Name: Daniel M. Donovan, Jr. Age: 53 Party Affiliation: Republican Occupation: Richmond County District Attorney Decision to Run: This much is clear to me and so many New Yorkers: Albany is broken and we all deserve better. Corruption and dysfunction are all too commonplace and powerful insiders control the process to benefit a narrow few. Like so many New Yorkers, I became frustrated and ...
Former activist lawyer to head new peace panel
President Benigno Aquino III tasked a former activist and human-rights lawyer to head the panel that would negotiate peace with the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), the umbrella group led by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and New People's Army (NPA) that has led Asia's longest running insurgency.
Lawyer: Paramedics ignored player shot by 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 Steps In To Help Family Of Robert Pickton's Murder Victims
Vancouver lawyer Cameron Ward says he will be asking for standing at the newly-launched inquiry.
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.
Opponents trade barbs in race for county attorney
Budget concerns and experience lie at the heart of the heatedrace for Saunders County attorney.
Anti-Islam MP's words protected, says lawyer
THE HAGUE: The defence lawyer for Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders said today he should be acquitted of hate speech because his statements enjoyed added protection by virtue of his political role. "He is a representative of the people. Political utterances enjoy more protection than those of ordinary citizens," Wilders' lawyer Bram Moszkowicz told judges of the Amsterdam district court on the ...
Watchdog groups ask US attorney to probe Indiana utility case
INDIANAPOLIS — Two private watchdog groups have asked the new U.S. attorney in Indianapolis to investigate an ethics flap that has embroiled the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and Duke Energy.
Kaplan Orders Deposition Of Attorney Donziger in Chevron Ecuador Case
A U.S. judge orders the deposition of the lawyer bedeviling Chevron over Ecuadorean oil spills
NJ school superintendent to surrender to FBI
TOMS RIVER, N.J. — His lawyer says the superintendent of New Jersey’s fourth-largest school district will surrender to face corruption charges. Jerome Ballarotto told The Associated Press Toms River Schools superintendent Michael Ritacco is en route to the FBI’s Newark office. The lawyer says Ritacco was unaware the...
Lawyer: Octuplets' mom implanted with 12 embryos
LOS ANGELES (AP) — 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.
General Growth Bankruptcy Plan Objections Have Been Resolved, Lawyer Says
All objections to General Growth Properties Inc.’s bankruptcy plan have been resolved, according to Marcia Goldstein , a lawyer for the company.
Suspected serial killer Elias Abuelazam's attorney says two charges no surprise
FLINT, Michigan — Brian Morley, Elias Abuelazam's attorney, said he was not surprised with the two additional murder charges announced today against his client.
Lawyer ruled insane in mother's strangling
A judge in Chicago has found lawyer Paul Castronovo not guilty by reason of insanity in the strangling death of his mother, who he reportedly believed was possessed by the devil and intended to harm his children.
Okla. AG Edmondson to join private law firm
Longtime Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson plans to join the law firm GableGotwals when his term ends in January.
Teammate of dead football player in NY court
A defense lawyer is questioning the criminal mischief charge against a college quarterback accused of breaking a store window after a teammate was shot to death by suburban New York police.
Attorney General says DISH Network violating 2009 settlement agreement
Attorney General Chris Koster said Thursday he has notified DISH Network they are violating a July 2009 Assurance of Voluntary Compliance agreement by ceasing transmission of Fox Sports Midwest, Fox Sports Kansas City, FX, and the National Geographic Channel to Missouri subscribers.
Edmondson to join private law firm
Longtime Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson plans to join the law firm GableGotwals when his term ends in January.
Lawyer to BoI; Bacalzo, Llamanzares sworn in
PRESIDENT BENIGNO C. Aquino III has appointed Pelagio T. Ricalde, a private sector lawyer, as among the Board of Investments (BoI) governors to replace a member whose term has expired.
Attorney Gen. Targets Owner Of Fraudulent Bus Companies
Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a lawsuit against several related Queens-based school bus companies that collected advance payments to provide transportation for public school students, then abruptly terminated service and failed to provide promised refunds. read more
Lawyer For Banking Commissioner Seeks Ayotte Deposition
Republican Senate candidate Kelly Ayotte may be asked once again to discuss the failure of a New Hampshire mortgage firm.
Rwanda to charge US lawyer with genocide denial
Rwanda's top prosecutor wants an American professor to appear in a Rwandan court on charges of genocide denial.
Attorney: Mosque Board Member Has Ties To Terrorists
The Murfreesboro mosque hearing continued again Thursday with the prosecution attempting to prove a board member of the mosque has ties to terrorists.
Colleague: Slain lawyer involved in shady dealings
A medical malpractice defense lawyer was gunned down inside his Novi apartment this week, and his death has been ruled a homicide.
Lawyers fight loss of choice with legal aid
Removing the right to choose which lawyer represents you under a shake-up of the legal system will undermine the rights of the vulnerable, a barrister says.
Plaintiffs' Attorney Questions Mosque Intention
An attorney for plaintiffs opposed to construction of a new mosque in Murfreesboro continues to put Islam on trial.
Watchdog groups ask US attorney to probe utility case
Two private watchdog groups have asked the new US attorney in Indianapolis to investigate an ethics flap that has embroiled the IURC and Duke Energy.
Little to separate Rahy's Attorney and Sand Cove
ETOBICOKE, Ontario – Election Day is Monday in Toronto, and polls have shown a virtual dead heat in the hotly contested mayor’s race between the Woodbine-friendly Rob Ford and George Smitherman.
Attorney General Drew Edmondson Turns to Private Practice with GableGotwals after Term Ends
Attorney General Drew Edmondson today announced he will join the law firm of GableGotwals as a shareholder in the firm’s Oklahoma City office after his term in public office ends in January 2011.
Kiley Kirk seeks County Prosecuting Attorney position
“As a practicing attorney and proud citizen of Winston County, I would like to announce my candidacy for the County Prosecuting Attorney. I will work diligently to uphold the law and handle matters in a professional and fair manner.
Exotic dancer gets new attorney
HAMILTON — An exotic dancer accused of hitting and dragging her customer to his death with a sport utility vehicle will get a new attorney for her case due to a conflict of interest.Kristina Hensley, 35, of Higginsport, kept her head bowed as she was led into Butler County Common Pleas Judge Keith Spaeth’s courtroom for a hearing Oct. 21. She was handcuffed and shackled. Her attorney, David ...
Attorney General Drew Edmondson Turns to Private Practice with GableGotwals after Term Ends
OKLAHOMA CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Attorney General Drew Edmondson today announced he will join the law firm of GableGotwals as a shareholder in the firm’s Oklahoma City office after his term in public office ends in January 2011.
Plaintiffs' attorney questions mosque intention
An attorney for plaintiffs opposed to construction of a new mosque in Murfreesboro continues to put Islam on trial.
Logan County attorney candidates
As Nov. 2 approaches, the Daily News asked candidates for public office to answer questions in an effort to help voters make informed choices on Election Day. While candidates were asked to keep their responses within a predetermined word limit, some candidates chose not to use his or her full allotment. Other candidates declined to return the questionnaires. Some responses were edited for ...