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Christina Aguilera's lawyer 'axes judge'
Christina Aguilera's lawyer reportedly files to dismiss the judge assigned to her divorce case.
Lawyer: City should tweak moonlighting rules
Legal firm recommending revising employee handbook, training workers after probe of firefighters' outside employment.
Lawyer: DOJ should probe fatal NY student shooting
NEW YORK -- The lawyer for the family of a Pace University football player shot by police outside a bar in New York's northern suburbs has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an investigation into the student's death.
Theatre review: The Tobacco Merchant's Lawyer
THE TOBACCO MERCHANT'S LAWYER Trades Hall, Glasgow ****
Canada will take Khadr back after one year: lawyer
GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, and OTTAWA — The Canadian government has agreed to a clause in Omar Khadr's plea bargain that says he will be returned to Canada after a year, his Canadian lawyer says.[...]
Dakota County assistant attorney’s 21 year-old son dies
County Attorney James Backstrom: ‘We’re all devastated’ by Laura Adelmann Thisweek Newspapers For the second time this year, a tragedy has struck workers in the Dakota County Attorney’s Office. On Friday, Oct. 22, Benjamin Curry Stassen, the 21-year-old son of prominent assistant attorney Jay Stassen, died unexpectedly. The cause of his death has not been released. “The family is devastated. We ...
US Attorney Answers Request For Ethics Probe
U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett says he'll ask "the appropriate federal agency" to review an ethics dispute that has embroiled the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and Duke Energy.
Nevada attorney general warns of mystery shopper scam
The Nevada Attorney General’s Office is warning that some residents have received e-mails offering employment as “Mystery Shoppers.”
UK court to rule on lawyer access
The UK Supreme Court is to rule on a case which could fundamentally alter the way police in Scotland question suspects.
Lawyer: DOJ Should Probe Student's Shooting
The lawyer for the family of a Pace University football player shot by police outside a bar in New York's northern suburbs has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an investigation into the student's death.
Stark differences, controversy highlight attorney general race
George Jepsen, Democratic for candidate for attorney general. Photo: Carol Kaliff / The News-Times | Buy This Photo Martha Dean, Republican candidate for attorney general.
Attorney's Blog Questions Crash Investigation
A local defense attorney is raising questions about the investigation into the crash that killed police Officer Karl McDonough.
McCollum folded bad hand: Attorney general had no case to fight gay adoption.
McCollum folded bad hand: Attorney general had no case to fight gay adoption.
National GOP group targets Calif. attorney general candidate Kamala Harris
A national Republican group has purchased more than one million in TV ads attacking the Democratic Party’s nominee for California Attorney General, Kamala Harris. National GOP groups are flush with campaign cash this year, and are able to exert influence in more races than in the past.
Lawyer for shot player D.J. Henry asks Justice to take look
The lawyer for the family of a college football player shot by police outside a bar in a New York City suburb has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate his death.
McMaster: Law does not ban cremation permits
S.C. Attorney General Henry McMaster said Monday a 2008 state law does not prohibit coroners from issuing cremation permits for victims of violent crime.
Little would probe Station fire
Candidate for attorney general says the investigation may not have been completed
NY attorney donates $30M sculpture collection to Chazen Museum of Art
A prominent New York City attorney and his wife have bequeatheda major private collection of 20th century sculpture to the ChazenMuseum of Art at UW-Madison, a gift valued at $30 million, museumofficials announced Monday.
Accusations of racism heat up district attorney race
An already contentious race for Salt Lake County district attorney is ratcheting up with a new topic of sharp disagreement. The issue: allegations of racism and electioneering by deputies serving under Salt Lake County District Attorney Lohra Miller.
Vt., GOP governors spar over campaign finance
Vermont's attorney general and the Republican Governors Association are suing one another.
Vt., GOP Governors Association trade lawsuits
Vermont's attorney general and the Republican Governors Association filed lawsuits against one another Monday — the state accusing the RGA of campaign finance law violations, the RGA calling Vermont's attorney general a partisan Democrat trying to muzzle its free speech.
Dallas Attorney Jeff Hightower Featured in CNBC Remington Firearms Expose
Dallas - DALLAS – Product liability attorney Jeff Hightower from Dallas’ Hightower Angelley LLP is featured in a CNBC investigative report titled “Remington Under Fire: A CNBC Investigation,” which examines the deadly consequences of malfunctioning Remington firearms.
Dan Cogdell Recognized as Houstons Top White Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer
Houston - HOUSTON – Noted criminal defense lawyer Dan Cogdell has been singled out by The Best Lawyers in America as Houston’s White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year for 2011.
Accusations of racism heat up district attorney race
SALT LAKE CITY — An already contentious Salt Lake County district attorney race is ratcheting up with a new topic of...
Protection request against anti-gay lawyer dropped
The gay student government president at the University of Michigan dropped a request Monday for a personal protection order against an assistant state attorney general who heckled his speeches and criticized him on a blog.
Attorney general seeks info on soybean seed ads
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraw wants to bar Monsanto from selling genetically modified soybean seeds in the state until the biotech giant provides more information.McGraws office says Monsanto refuses to cooperate with a...
District Attorney¿¿¿s Office Obtains Manslaughter Conviction of Third Time Felony Offender
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office obtained the conviction of David Davis, 33, late last week. The jury found the defendant guilty of manslaughter for killing Elizabeth Chapman in 2007.
Lakewood developer charged in $200M Ponzi scheme seeks new attorney
LAKEWOOD — Accused Ponzi schemer Eliyahu Weinstein is shopping for a new criminal attorney.
Read our Illinois attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, comptroller poll story
Posted by Tribune staff at 9:31 p.m. Read our story about the downballot statewide races in Illinois. The story is here. The paper polled on the Illinois attorney general race between Lisa Madigan and Steve Kim, the secretary of state...
Nov hearing for parang threat on lawyer
GEORGE TOWN: The case of a lorry driver charged with criminal intimidation of a lawyer will be heard on Nov 23.
Criminal complaint filed against lawyer
A criminal complaint has been filed with the Simi Valley Police Department against Russell Takasugi, a Simi Valley lawyer who has been accused in probate documents of wrongly taking more than $500,000 from the estate of a client.
West Virginia sues Monsanto over access to soybean data
West Virginia's attorney general is suing Monsanto Co. forrefusing to turn over information to support claims that thecompany's biotech soybeans are as good as promised.
Canada will take Khadr back after one year: lawyer
GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE, Cuba, and OTTAWA — The Canadian government has agreed to a clause in Omar Khadr's plea bargain that says he will be returned to Canada after a year, his Canadian lawyer says.[...]
Andrew Cuomo’s Record as Attorney General Draws Mixed Views
Andrew M. Cuomo is widely credited with building on the legacy of the previous attorney general. But the praise is neither universal nor complete.
Police search Kirkwood home of lawyer
Kirkwood police officers and agents with the federal Bureau ofAlcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were seen going in andout of the home in the 1400 block of Lindgate Driver where Mark Bates, 54, lives with his wife and three children.
Attorney General candidates debate
BOSTON  - Incumbent Attorney General Martha Coakley and her Republican challenger James McKenna debated on the FOX25 News at 10.
Sodomy II put off a day as Karpal falls ill
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 26 — Karpal Singh, the fiery lawyer heading Team Anwar in the Opposition Leader’s ongoing sodomy trial, is suspected to have dengue, the High Court here was told today. Trial judge Datuk Zabidin Mohd Diah  agreed to the defence team’s request to postpone the trial to tomorrow, pending Karpal’s medical condition. But Zabidin ...
Lawyer: DOJ should probe fatal NY student shooting
NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyer for the family of a Pace University football player shot by police outside a bar in New York's northern suburbs has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to conduct an investigation into the student's death.
Protection request against anti-gay lawyer dropped
The gay student government president at the University of Michigan dropped a request Monday for a personal protection order against an assistant state attorney general who heckled his speeches and criticized him on a blog.
Gloria Allred: The attorney people love to hate
She's been called an ambulance chaser, an opportunist, a made-for-TV attorney and a shameless publicity hound.
Biographical information on attorney Gloria Allred
NAME: Gloria Rachel Allred
Deutsche Bank Warned Client Over Stock Choices, Lawyer Says
Deutsche Bank AG, suing a former client for $1.8 million after losses he made on Citigroup Inc. shares, had cautioned him over the bets, the German bank’s lawyer told a Singapore court today.
Attorneys who oppose Watkins' re-election as Dallas County district attorney fault actions of his conviction integrity ...
Defense attorneys who support the Republican challenger to Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, including the man Watkins beat four years ago, say his conviction integrity unit did not thoroughly investigate before exonerating two men of murder last year without DNA evidence.
US attorney answers request for ethics probe
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett says he'll ask "the appropriate federal agency" to review an ethics dispute that has embroiled the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission and Duke Energy.
Victim's kin: Slay probe is 'flawed'
The outraged lawyer for the family of Danroy Henry Jr. upped the ante in the controversial case yesterday, calling...
Lawyer seeking county DA’s removal
A flamboyant Rochester defense attorney moved on Monday to have a top Niagara County prosecutor bounced from a murder case because he believes she could be a crucial witness in the case.
Fed, Blackrock Hire `Pit Bull on Steroids' to Get Bad-Mortgage Bond Refund
Kathy D. Patrick is a Houston lawyer who spends her Sundays teaching children about God. The rest of the week, according to one attorney who knows her, she can be “as frightening as a pit bull on steroids.”
Gloria Allred: The attorney people love to hate
She's been called an ambulance chaser, an opportunist, a made-for-TV attorney and a shameless publicity hound.
Why US Attorney should speak with Hank Paulson
Preet Bharara, the US Attorney in Manhattan who is supposed to prosecute crimes for the federal government, says insider trading is "rampant" on Wall Street. I say, do something about it! And I have some ideas, which I put in a letter to Bharara that I will show you. Dear...
Where Andrew Cuomo Made His Mark as Attorney General
A look at Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo’s record on issues like public integrity and municipal consolidation.