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AG-elect Schuette names transition team
Attorney General-elect Bill Schuette today named seven people to his transition team.
Attorney: Rockaway Township, NJ, man accused of assaulting boy maintains innocence
The defense attorney for the Rockaway Township man accused of abuse against a 12-year-old boy under his care earlier this year steadfastly maintained his client's innocence as they prepare to go to trial.
Lawyer Says British Troops Abused Iraqi Detainees
A lawyer for 200 Iraqis told a court in London that the abuse amounted to “Britain’s Abu Ghraib.”
Calgary lawyer fined for tax evasion
A Calgary judge has thrown the book at a lawyer after he was found guilty of tax evasion.  Thomas Viccars was fined $703,000 for tax evasion back in 1994 and 1995.  He was also sentenced to 3 years in jail.  It surrounded a partnership that was created to sell computor software, but the reported losses were illegal.  Viccars was a member of both the Law Society of Alberta and th...
Jupiter attorney honored by publication
Theodore “Ted” Babbitt of Jupiter has been named 2011 West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year by the publication Best Lawyers.
Weathersbee gets edge in Arundel state's attorney race
Incumbent Anne Arundel County State's Attorney Frank Weathersbee appears to have won a sixth term in a tight contest, after an absentee ballot count increased his lead Friday over his Republican opponent.
JoCo DA Looking For Victims Scammed By Company
The Johnson County district attorney says he is looking for people who were scammed by a vent cleaning company.
Extradition bid in city lawyer stabbing case
Prosecutors are attempting to extradite a 45-year-old man in connection with the attempted murder of an accountant outside his home four years ago.
Kidnapped Chihuahua attorney found dead
Gunmen said to be with the Sinaloa cartel had made Mario Gonzalez accuse his sister, the former state attorney general, of ties to the rival Juarez drug gang in a video later posted on YouTube. Eight suspects are held. The kidnapped brother of a former state attorney general who was forced to make a video accusing the official of cartel crimes has been found slain, authorities announced Friday.
Bonneville County To Get New Prosecuting Attorney
One of the uncontested races during Tuesday's elections was Bonneville County's current prosecuting attorney Dane Watkin's bid for judge. The Republican Committee has to find his replacement as prosecuting attorney.
District attorney investigating business fees in Bell
Los Angeles County prosecutors are investigating Bell’s practice of arbitrarily requiring some business owners to pay thousands of dollars in fees, marking the seventh outside investigation into alleged wrongdoing at City Hall. The Times reported earlier this week that former...
Attorney general race could take weeks to decide
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Four days after he prematurely claimed victory on Election Day, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley was trailing Friday by more than 17,000 votes in the race for state attorney general.
FLDS lawyer seeks to block cop's affidavit as polygamy trial nears
Fundamentalist Mormons have already won the right to testify anonymously and behind screens in the British Columbia court case that will determine whether Canada's anti-polygamy laws violate the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom.
Lawyer objects to charges in hit-and-run
EAGLE, COLO. — The attorney for a bicyclist seriously hurt in a hit-and-run accident near Avon is objecting to the prosecutor's decision not to seek more serious charges against the suspect.
District attorney investigating business fees in Bell
Los Angeles County prosecutors are investigating Bell’s practice of arbitrarily requiring some business owners to pay thousands of dollars in fees, marking the seventh outside investigation into alleged wrongdoing at City Hall.
FLDS lawyer seeks to block cop's affidavit as polygamy trial nears
Fundamentalist Mormons have already won the right to testify anonymously and behind screens in the British Columbia court case that will determine whether Canada's anti-polygamy laws violate the constitutional guarantee of religious freedom.
Lawyer says excessive force used on innocent woman
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – In the middle of a high-speed chase on October 29th, a local deputy dramatically took down the wrong woman. It all happened in front of her fourteen-year-old son.
Attorney says he'll ask for delay in Cathe Wilson bribery and perjury case
Former Mayor Cathe Wilson is scheduled to appear in court Monday in her bribery and perjury case, but her attorney said he'll seek a delay.
Legal fray still suits Gloria Allred just fine
The firebrand attorney views herself as a warrior for justice, and critics who see vanity at play do not faze her. She even jokes about her image. When you walk into Gloria Allred's office to interview her, she hands you her book — "Fight Back and Win" — and suggests you read it. Immediately.
West Lake Hills resident to pay attorney fees, possible civil penalties to settle septic dispute
West Lake Hills resident to pay attorney fees, possible civil penalties to settle septic dispute
Lawyer Says Excessive Force Used on Innocent Woman
In the middle of a high-speed chase on October 29th, a local deputy dramatically took down the wrong woman. It all happened in front of her fourteen-year-old son.
HP Investors' Lawyer Seeks to Reveal Hurd Sex Harassment Complaint Letter
A San Diego law firm representing Hewlett-Packard Co. shareholders said it’s seeking to disclose to investors an ex-contractor’s letter to the HP board accusing former chief executive Mark Hurd of sexual harassment.
California Attorney General Race May Take Weeks To Decide
Four days after he prematurely claimed victory, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley is trailing by more than 17,000 votes in the race for state attorney general.
ASU attorney: Donor OK with use of $200,000 gift
JONESBORO — Arkansas State University attorney Lucinda McDaniel said Thursday that an ASU donor is satisfied with the way a restricted gift of $200,000 was used in connection with the ASU-Heber Springs campus, part of ASU-Beebe and the ASU System.
County to stay with assistant states attorney
ROLLA County commissioners in Rolette County have decided to continue the use of an assistant state's attorney to help fill the void left by the death of its former state's attorney.
Lawyer seeks to keep saw out of evidence in murder trial
TRENTON -- Accused murderer Rosario DiGirolamo phoned a buddy to say he was having trouble dismembering his slain mistress's body with a reciprocating saw in 2007, a prosecutor said during a pretrial hearing in court yesterday.
Ampatuan lawyer: New disbarment case against me won't prosper
A lawyer of the Ampatuan clan on Saturday expressed confidence the disbarment case lodged against him for allegedly helping the clan patriarch evade arrest in connection with the Maguindanao massacre last year will not prosper.
Vietnam police arrest activist lawyer who sued PM
Police in southern Vietnam arrested an activist lawyer who recently sued the prime minister, accusing him of spreading propaganda against the state, his wife and uncle said Saturday.
Attorney general race could take weeks to decide
Four days after he prematurely claimed victory on Election Day, Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley was trailing San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris by more than 17,000 votes in the race for state attorney general.
Attorney General-elect Schuette announces transition team
Attorney General-elect Bill Schuette Friday announced the firstappointments to his transition team.
Vietnam police arrest activist lawyer who sued PM
Police in southern Vietnam arrested an activist lawyer who recently sued the prime minister, accusing him of spreading propaganda against the state, his wife and uncle said Saturday.
Vietnam police arrest activist lawyer who sued PM
Police in southern Vietnam arrested an activist lawyer who recently sued the prime minister, accusing him of spreading propaganda against the state, his wife and uncle said Saturday.
Appeals court rules against lawyer in probate case
GOSHEN — An appellate court has denied ex-lawyer Michelle Okin's attempt to appeal a Surrogate Court decree ordering her to pay $131,735 plus interest to her late lover's estate.
Vietnam police arrest activist lawyer who sued PM
Police in southern Vietnam arrested an activist lawyer who recently sued the prime minister, accusing him of spreading propaganda against the state, his wife and uncle said Saturday.
Bankruptcy lawyer becomes chairman of Medical Center board
VALHALLA — White Plains bankruptcy lawyer Mark Tulis will chair the Board of Directors of Westchester Medical Center beginning Jan. 1.
Medicaid crowding out other state services, attorney general says
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Friday offered a warning about spending trends in Jefferson City.
Former lawyer Zoraik appealing conviction
A former Victoria lawyer is appealing his convictions earlier this year for public mischief and fabricating evidence.
5 police officers received awards from state attorney general
Attorney General Chris Koster on Oct. 28 presented five local police officers with an award recognizing their extraordinary commitment to justice.
Spa lawyer facing fraud counts
A Saratoga Springs attorney faces federal fraud charges for allegedly concealing the presence of hazardous material and costly cleanup work from the buyers of a Washington County paper mill. A federal grand jury handed up an indictment Thursday charging John M. Hogan Jr., 75, with seven counts of wire fraud related to his representation of both the seller and the buyer of the former American ...
California Attorney General election fight update
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris speaks to supporters in San Francisco, California.
BofA questions claims of lawyer seeking bond buybacks
Bank of America, responding to the attorney for a bondholder group that's pushing the bank to repurchase soured home loans, demanded proof the lawyer is authorized to mount an attack on behalf of investors including units of BlackRock and MetLife.
Attorney seeks to disqualify Utah County Attorney's office
A Utah County public defender is seeking to disqualify the Utah County Attorney's Office from his client's case.
Syria must investigate assault on jailed rights lawyer
Award-winning activist Muhannad al-Hassani, currently serving a three-year prison sentence, was severely beaten by his cellmate last month.
Lawyer seeks order to demand details from Kilpatrick in texts suit
A lawyer in Mississippi is asking a federal judge to order Kwame Kilpatrick to cough up more details in the ex-Detroit mayor's lawsuit alleging that the explosive text messages that toppled him from office were unlawfully released.
Lawyer seeks order to demand details from Kilpatrick in texts suit
A lawyer in Mississippi is asking a federal judge to order Kwame Kilpatrick to cough up more details in the ex-Detroit mayor's lawsuit alleging that the explosive text messages that toppled him from office were unlawfully released.
Lawyer sues Yellowbook for misspelling
A Sioux Falls lawyer is suing Yellowbook for a mistake in an advertisement that he has been asked to pay for. Manny de Castro says the New York-based phone book maker's local office took responsibility for misspelling a prominent word in his ad for the 2010-11 Sioux Falls edition of Yellowbook. They balked, however, at the notion that he stop making payments and then threatened to take him to a ...
Texas attorney general says Dallas County DA, not Commissioners Court, can choose outside attorneys
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, and not the county commissioners with whom he has often clashed, has the sole authority to select outside attorneys to handle legal matters for the county, an opinion issued Friday by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says.
Crime › Police mistook fatally stabbed lawyer for attacker
Police who arrived at the scene of a fatal scuffle between an assailant and lawyer Hirotaka Tsuya in his home Thursday first took the lawyer…
Vietnam police arrest activist lawyer who sued PM
Police in southern Vietnam arrested an activist lawyer who recently sued the prime minister, accusing him of spreading propaganda against the state, his wife and uncle said Saturday. Cu Huy Ha Vu, 53, was taken into custody in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, accused of violating Article 88 of the Penal Code, said his wife Nguyen Thi Duong Ha, who runs a law firm in Hanoi. Vu could face up to 12 ...
Attorney: Rockaway Township, NJ, man accused of assaulting boy maintains innocence
The defense attorney for the Rockaway Township man accused of abuse against a 12-year-old boy under his care earlier this year steadfastly maintained his client's innocence as they prepare to go to trial.