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Lawyer: NJ mayor rejected cash from Solomon Dwek
NEWARK — Federal prosecutors on Monday painted a northern New Jersey mayor and an associate as eager participants in a cash-for-influence scheme, while defense lawyers countered with assertions that one defendant actually turned down the money and the other ultimately returned it to the government informant who had offered it to him.
Pima County Attorney office announces domestic violence initiatives
TUCSON - Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall has announced initiatives to address domestic violence. The three new initiatives are designed to better address the problem of domestic abuse, which is one of the most common crimes in the local community.
Former Buchanan County Attorney Pleads Guilty
David Eugene Cecil admits to mail fraud, money laundering and tax evasion.
Prosecutor quits after 'sexting' abuse victim
An embattled Wisconsin prosecutor who tried to spark an affair with a domestic violence victim resigned in disgrace Monday. Domestic violence - Women - People - Violence and Abuse - District attorney
Alleged Fort Hood shooter's lawyer aims to save client from execution
While no formal decision to seek the death penalty has been made by the U.S. Army, the civilian attorney representing the soldier accused of killing 13 people in a shooting spree at Fort Hood is focusing much of his energy on saving Maj. Nidal Hasan from execution.
Ratte lawyer: Ammo mostly pellets
The lawyer for right-winger Willem Ratte and his co-accused says that many of the 5 000-plus rounds of ammunition seized by police were in fact pellets.
NY lawyer: Feds gamed system in hedge fund case
Government lawyers "gamed the system" to obtain permission to wiretap phones and build a $50 million insider trading case against a wealthy hedge fund founder, a defense lawyer told a judge Monday.
NY lawyer: Feds gamed system in hedge fund case
Government lawyers "gamed the system" to obtain permission to wiretap phones and build a $50 million insider trading case against a wealthy hedge fund founder, a defense lawyer told a judge Monday.
Retired lawyer under investigation in Island bunny-killing case
A retired lawyer at the centre of a bunny-shooting controversy on Vancouver Island is being investigated by the Law Society of B.C.
At mayor's request, Sunrise city attorney waives $45,000 fee
Stuart Michelson claimed fee was customary; mayor disagreed Mayor Mike Ryan came out the winner in a skirmish with City Attorney Stuart Michelson over a $45,000 fee.
New Sunrise mayor, city attorney clash over $45,000 fee
Stuart Michelson claimed fee was customary; mayor disagrees The battle between Mayor Mike Ryan and City Attorney Stuart Michelson is likely to continue during a special meeting Monday night.
Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell Wages War Against a Gay Student
It seems that Michigan Assistant Attorney General Andrew Shirvell really has nothing better to do with his time than create a blog and harass people. CNN reports that Shirvell decided to wage a personal war with a college student named Chris Armstrong. Armstrong is the student body president at the University of Michigan. Armstrong is openly gay, and has become the victim of Shirvell's ignorance.
Cuccinelli renews demand for researcher's records
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has submitted a new, scaled-down demand for documents related to a former University of Virginia climate-change researcher's work.
Election Ephemera: Lawyer, candidate, Grottybeat
Campaign buzz, blunders and bulletins from the GTA races.
Fire Andrew Shirvell and Mike Cox, Angry Public Demands
A "Fire Mike Cox" campaign appeared on Facebook this weekend, supplementing demands that the Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox's underling Andrew Shirvell be fired.
Attorney General Koster files antitrust lawsuit against credit card companies
Attorney General Koster files antitrust lawsuit against credit card companies
Former Guttenberg councilman returned alleged bribe money, according to attorney
File PhotoFormer Guttenberg Councilman Vincent Tabbachino, center, returned money from a government informant posting as a developer, which was meant to bribe Ridgefield Mayor Anthony Suarez, according to his attorney.A former Guttenberg councilman knew a purported developer wanted to bribe...
Joseph Duncan requests attorney instead of representing himself
An Indio judge appointed an attorney today for a convicted killer charged with the 1997 abduction and killing of a 10-year-old Beaumont boy. Joseph Edward Duncan III requested a public defender more than a year after battling with the court to represent himself in his death penalty trial. Duncan appeared in an Indio courtroom, sitting in the jury box, while wearing an orange jail uniform beneath ...
Seattle Car Accident Lawyer, Jason Epstein, Exposes Lawyer Advertising Gimmicks
Seattle, Wash. October 4, 2010 Jason Epstein, Seattle personal injury and car accident attorney, recently published an article on his website, http://www.StraightTalkLaw.com, titled Lawyer Advertising Gimmicks. The article is a compliment to his book, The Shocking Truth About Lawyer Advertising. Jason explains that as a Seattle personal injury lawyer, he has seen a lot ...
Biden asks for temporary Del. foreclosure freeze
A spokesman for Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden's office says Biden is calling on mortgage banks to suspend all pending foreclosures in Delaware until their foreclosure policies are reviewed.
AG says terror alert an 'accumulation of evidence'
Attorney General Eric Holder says an accumulation of evidence led the State Department to issue an advisory over the weekend urging Americans to use caution when traveling in Europe.
Holder rejects charge victim's race is factor in civil rights cases
Attorney General Eric Holder emphatically rejected Monday the charge that his Justice Department's Civil Rights Division considers the race of an alleged victim when deciding which cases to pursue.
Attorney general says latest terror alert stemmed from 'an accumulation of evidence'
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder says an accumulation of evidence led the State Department to issue an advisory over the weekend urging Americans to use caution when traveling in Europe.
A.G. Biden wants foreclosure freeze in Del.
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden is calling to suspend all pending foreclosures in Delaware until foreclosure policies are reviewed.
Retired lawyer under investigation in Island bunny-killing case
A retired lawyer at the centre of a bunny-shooting controversy on Vancouver Island is being investigated by the Law Society of B.C.
Coast Guard agent's attorney files to dismiss spying case in Olympia
The attorney for a retired special agent with the U.S. Coast Guard has filed a motion to dismiss a federal lawsuit alleging that the agent spied on members of an Olympia anti-war group.
Attorney General Eric Holder defends Justice Department performance in Black Panther case
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder is defending the Justice Department's handling of a New Black Panthers Party case in which government attorneys obtained a narrower civil court order than Bush administration officials had sought.
AG says terror alert an 'accumulation of evidence'
Attorney General Eric Holder says an accumulation of evidence led the State Department to issue an advisory over the weekend urging Americans to use caution when traveling in Europe. United States Department of State - Eric Holder - United States - Attorney general - State Department
Vicious Democratic Race for Attorney General Ends, Kilmartin Gets Nod
The often-vicious race for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General ended last night with Peter Kilmartin securing the nomination.
The right to defend
An accused is entitled to be defended by a lawyer of his choice, irrespective of public perception of his guilt or otherwise.
Wisconsin D.A. resigns over sexting
APPLETON, Wis., Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A county district attorney in Wisconsin who texted sexual comments to the victim in a domestic violence case he was prosecuting has announced his resignation. Wisconsin - Domestic violence - District attorney - Sexting - Law
The right to defend
An accused is entitled to be defended by a lawyer of his choice, irrespective of public perception of his guilt or otherwise.
Mehserle's attorney seeks new trial as new evidence emerges
Rains says jury received wrong instructions on gun enhancement, points to similar Kentucky case
Mehserle's attorney seeks new trial as new evidence emerges
Rains says jury should have heard about Taser case in Kentucky, got wrong instructions on gun enhancement
Former Va. attorney pleads guilty to fraud
ABINGDON, Va. — A former attorney in southwestern Virginia has pleaded guilty to defrauding clients.
Attorney Says Man Can Assist In Murder Defense
The attorney for an Oregon man charged with murder in the shooting death of his wife in Baker City says the man can assist with his defense after questions were raised about his mental state.
Warner Robins City Attorney: Deal With Stan Martin to Perform Audit is Not Binding
City Attorney Jim Elliott says the city council's offer to hire former city clerk Stan Martin to audit the city government's internal practices isn't specific enough to be a binding contract.
Palm Beach County judge throws out AG's subpoena on foreclosure law firm
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum's investigation into foreclosure documentation problems involving several state law firms suffered a blow Monday, when a Palm Beach County court denied the office's legal attempt to get information from one of Florida's largest foreclosure firms.
D.A. Responds to Pharmacist's Attorney Filing Request for Removal from Case
Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater is responding to a motion filed by the defense attorney for an Oklahoma City pharmacist facing murder charges, requesting the D.A. be disqualified from the case.
Attorney Boies Interview About American Express Lawsuit
Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- David Boies, chairman of Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP, talks about the U.S. Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against American Express Co. American Express vowed to fight the lawsuit while Visa Inc. and MasterCard Inc. reached a settlement with the government.
Kilpatrick lawyer: Prosecutors shouldn't have more time in appeal
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's appellate lawyer Arnold Reed asked the Michigan Court of Appeals today to reject the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office's bid for extra time to answer his challenge of Kilpatrick's conviction and imprisonment for probation violation.
Lawyer: District wrong to close meeting
The Lake County Solid Waste Management District did not haveadequate justification to hold a closed-door meeting last month, astate public access expert said Monday.
Resignation may not be the end of Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratzs woes
Ken Kratz ended his career as Calumet County district attorney on Monday, but the loss of his $105,000 salary and the damage to his reputation could be just a part of his punishment.
'Nothing wrong' with name suppression laws - lawyer
High-profile lawyer Barry Hart has criticised a new bill aiming to restrict the availability of name suppression.
Judge appoints lawyer for condemned child killer
A judge today appointed a lawyer to defend a condemned child killer who represented himself for a year against charges stemming from the kidnap-murder of a Beaumont boy.
Virginia fight over climate documents will continue
RICHMOND - The University of Virginia and an embattled climate scientist said Monday that it would continue to fight state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II's efforts to obtain documents related to a climate scientist's work, just hours after Cuccinelli reissued a civil subpoena for the papers.
Attorney general defends DOJ's performance in Black Panther case
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder is defending the Justice Department’s handling of a New Black Panthers Party case in which government attorneys obtained a narrower civil court order than Bush administration officials had sought.
Attorney seeks to dismiss Budd Lake teen's police statement in Roxbury attempted slaying case
Google MapsMain Street in Roxbury, where a teen is accused of attempted murder. ROXBURY — A defense attorney is claiming a Budd Lake teenager accused of attempted murder in a 2009 stabbing at a house party in Roxbury was not...
A-G: Filter won't drive users to encryption
Attorney General's Dept backs Conroy's filter plan.
Lawyer plans to file stent claims
104 patients to file against hospital, doctor HealthKey: An attorney says talks with St. Joseph Medical Center over patients who received cardiac stents they might not have needed have collapsed; he plans to file malpractice claims on behalf of 104 clients.