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Lawyer: Nation's Litigious Mortgage Owners Face Big Fight
Investors who choose to join a campaign to seek bank repurchases of faulty mortgages from securities they own should steel themselves for a tough fight, even as the potential prize is vast, David Grais, an attorney advocate for asset-backed securities, said today.
Winters' attorney files for new sentencing
The North Platte Telegraph On Aug. 16, 21-year-old Ryan Winters was sentenced to spend the next 5-10 years in prison after being convicted for attempted sexual assault of a child. On Monday, his attorney, Stephen Potter called the sentencing excessive.
Lawyer for Canadian on death row plans to ask for stay on execution date
CALGARY - An execution date is to be set next week for the only Canadian on death row in the United States, but Ronald Smith's lawyer intends to ask for an immediate stay.
Wausau Attorney Sentenced for Attempted Drug Possession
A Wausau attorney has been sentenced Wednesday in Marathon County Court.
Collin County DA's office recuses itself from prosecuting district clerk supervisors, admits altering time records
The defendants are accused of falsifying time and attendance records so employees could work on the spring political campaign of Chief Deputy District Clerk Patricia Wysong Crigger.
Attorney general pledges help to Youngstown police
YOUNGSTOWN The state attorney general has committed the services of his office to help law
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Attorney fined, avoids jail, for asking client to buy marijuana
A Wausau attorney accused of asking a client to purchase marijuana for him avoided jail time this morning after a judge ordered him to only pay a fine.
Lawyer speaks about repeat sexual assault by prison guard
A lawyer for a former Wisconsin inmate says prison officials should have prevented his client from being repeatedly sexually assaulted by a guard.
Attorney files motion to see World Series game
How far would you go to try and go to the Rangers first appearance in the World Series? That’s a question Darrell Cook had to ask himself.
Aziz unlikely to appeal death sentence: lawyer
Iraq's former deputy premier Tareq Aziz will probably not appeal his death sentence as this would legitimise the court that handed down the verdict this week, one of his lawyers told AFP on Wednesday.
Lawyer right legislation introduced
Emergency legislation to give suspects the automatic right of access to a lawyer has been introduced in the Scottish Parliament.
Lawyer right legislation introduced
Emergency legislation to give suspects the automatic right of access to a lawyer has been introduced in the Scottish Parliament.
Attorney general: Group stole millions
A Tampa woman faced a judge in Ohio on charges she helped run a veterans charity the attorney general says stole millions of dollars in donations from Ohio residents.
Lawyer right legislation introduced
Emergency legislation which will give criminal suspects immediate access to a lawyer has been backed by MSPs after a marathon sitting at the Scottish Parliament.
Lawyer right legislation introduced
Emergency legislation to give suspects the automatic right of access to a lawyer has been introduced in the Scottish Parliament.
Lawyer: Wisconsin prison could have stopped guard's alleged assaults
A lawyer for a former Wisconsin inmate said today that prison officials could have prevented a guard's alleged sexual assaults of his client if they had acted sooner on evidence the guard was violating prison policies.
Your Mortgage Questions Answered: Consumer Lawyer Max Gardner
Editor's Note: In Show Me the Mortgage , Paul Solman talked to "the dean of the bankruptcy bar," North Carolina lawyer Max Gardner about the faulty and possibly fraudulent paperwork mess banks are being accused of. Gardner agreed to answer some viewer and reader mortgage questions -- here are his replies. Name: Jessica Question: Please help us with some strategies. My house is been foreclosed, I ...
Amorello lawyer asks judge to dismiss charges
HAVERHILL, Mass. -- The former head of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority was back in court on Thursday as his attorneys asked that the charges against him be thrown out.
Lawyer: Municipalities near agreement on Presque Isle Downs revenue split
Several municipalities that requested and were denied grant money from gambling revenue at Presque Isle Downs & Casino appear to be near a settlement, lawyers said this morning.
Lawyer right legislation introduced
Emergency legislation to give suspects the automatic right of access to a lawyer has been introduced in the Scottish Parliament.
Lawyer right legislation introduced
Emergency legislation to give suspects the automatic right of access to a lawyer has been introduced in the Scottish Parliament.
Lawyer right legislation introduced
Emergency legislation to give suspects the automatic right of access to a lawyer has been introduced in the Scottish Parliament.
Stanford’s $1,000-Hourly Lawyer Bennett Off Trial Team
R. Allen Stanford’s attorney Robert S. Bennett was removed from his criminal-defense trial team by a federal judge after the indicted financier was declared unable to pay him or any private lawyer.
Obama’s Courtroom Lawyer Overruled Fed on Appealing
The Obama Administration’s top courtroom lawyer directed the Federal Reserve to drop its plan to ask the Supreme Court to block the release of bank bailout records, according to a legal brief filed by a group of the biggest commercial banks.
U.S. Attorney drops charges against Staph
All charges against a Neshannock Township man accused of fraud have been dismissed. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania agreed today to drop all charges against Anthony J. Staph Jr.
U.S. attorney's office to field voting complaints
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kevin Burke will be in charge of monitoring Election Day activities in the Southern District of Illinois, U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton announced Wednesday.
Attorney Asks For Dismissal In Corn Case
The defense attorney for a former Pacific Grove High School student accused of felony drunken driving asked a Monterey County judge to dismiss the case Wednesday.
Lawyer assigned for man charged in fatal Cicero fire
A Cook County judge has appointed a public defender to represent a man accused of murder in the fatal Valentine's Day fire that took seven lives at an apartment house he owned in Cicero. Lawrence Myers of Cicero, is charged with seven counts of murder and two counts of aggravated arson for allegedly hiring his building manager, Marion Andre Comier, to set fire to a building at 3034 S. 48th Court ...
Former Va. AG on Bank of America foreclosure legal team
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -Bank of America is bringing in the former Attorney General of Virginia as well as law firms with deep Washington experience to help defend against a probe by U.S. states into its foreclosure practices.
GOP attorney general candidate Martha Dean's ability to sue her opponent called into question
DANBURY -- Whether GOP attorney general candidate Martha Dean has the ability to file a lawsuit questioning her opponent's qualifications is a matter that will be argued before a Hartford Superior Court judge later this week.
Lawyer files motion for World Series trip
DALLAS, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A Texas lawyer filed an emergency motion to delay a pre-trial hearing so he could attend Wednesday's World Series game in San Francisco.
Rehberg attorney urges TV stations not to run McDonald ad
An attorney for U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, R-Mont., has urged Montana television station managers to yank a new ad by Democraticchallenger Dennis McDonald or possibly face legal action.
Lawyer: Delay Hearing for World Series
A Dallas attorney asked a municipal court judge to postpone a pre-trial hearing Wednesday afternoon so he could fly to San Francisco for Game 1 of the World Series, the Dallas Morning News reported.
Lawyer putting foreigners first
Masako Suzuki has dedicated her career to giving legal support to foreigners living in Japan. Starting Monday, she will become the first head of the new Section of Legal Assistance for Foreigners at the Tokyo Public Law Office. The section will specialize in giving legal advice to foreign residents on both criminal and civil cases, ranging from refugee assistance and visa applications to ...
Scotland loses key case that could undermine criminal convictions
Supreme court ruling finds questioning without lawyer present was aimed at making it more likely that suspects would incriminate themselves The Scottish government today lost an appeal to the UK supreme court in a case over human rights that could undermine the convictions of criminals questioned without a lawyer. A ruling found such questioning was aimed at making it more likely that suspects ...
Tila Tequila's lawyer calls kidnapping allegation 'patently absurd'
A Los Angeles photographer claims singer and former Playboy model Tila Tequila kidnapped his girlfriend and threatened to kill him a week ago, according to a court filing made public Wednesday.
Attorney pleads for mercy for woman in baby's death
Demetra Arapakis Christos, a family friend turned legal defender, rose in court this morning to ask Wayne County Circuit Judge Daniel Ryan to be merciful to Emily Portellos.
The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Announce The Focus Asia Summit
The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazines today announced the Focus Asia Summit 2010, on November 16th, at The Concierge Conference Center, in New York City. This one-day conference will provide general counsel, investors and law firm partners with legal and regulatory analysis from top tier law firms in Asia.
Attorney pleads for mercy for woman in baby's death
Demetra Arapakis Christos, a family friend turned legal defender, rose in court this morning to ask Wayne County Circuit Judge Daniel Ryan to be merciful to Emily Portellos.
The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel Announce The Focus Asia Summit
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Lawyer and Corporate Counsel magazines today announced the Focus Asia Summit 2010, on November 16th, at The Concierge Conference Center, in New York City.
Heavens/Loomis go head to head for Clayton County Attorney
Republican Alan Heavens will face Democrat Anne Loomis in the race for Clayton County Attorney as voters go to the polls for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Current attorney Kevin Clefisch is not seeking re-election.
Smith lawyer to ask for stay of execution
CALGARY — An execution date is to be set next week for the only Canadian on death row in the United States, but Ronald Smith’s lawyer intends to ask for an immediate stay.
Interview with Attorney General candidate Luther Strange (R)
Luther Strange (R), Alabama Attorney General candidate, drops by the studio to discuss his ideals and political positions with Alabama's 13's Lisa Crane.
Attorney General debate
Attorney General Lori Swanson and her challengers Republican Chris Barden and Resource Party candidate David Hoch appeared on TPT's Almanac program hosted by Cathy Wurzer and Eric Eskola.
Lawyer to Eva Longoria -- Let's Make a Deal
Filed under: Eva Longoria , Celebrity Justice , Tony Parker , Foxnews Latino Eva Longoria got one helluva an offer from the attorney who filed suit against her for a car accident -- and believe it or not he's willing to make the whole thing go away.  As we first reported , Roman Gasparyan is suing Eva over their October 20… Read more
Dacer Attorney Says Difficult to Implicate Estrada
By Henni Espinosa, ABS-CBN North America Bureau Oct. 27, 2010 SAN FRANCISCO – The counsel for Salvador “Bubby” Dacer’s daughters reacted to a U.S. court decision to push through with Michael Ray Aquino’s extradition to the Philippines. Aquino was charged with conspiring with other individuals in the killing of publicist Dacer and his driver Corvito more than [...]
State's role in health care reform law becoming focus of Kansas attorney general candidates
While current Attorney General Steve Six, Democrat, says he will not join other states that have filed litigation to challenge the federal health care reform law, his challenger, Republican Derek Schmidt says he wants to get Kansas involved in a constitutional challenge.
U.S. lawyer forms foreclosure resistance movement
In a stately 19th century mansion in the middle of this former textile mill town, a local political scion has formed a mortgage foreclosure resistance movement.
U.S. lawyer forms foreclosure resistance movement
By Joe Rauch