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Crosby Few, school board lawyer 40 years, dead at 77
Crosby Few was the first attorney for the Hillsborough County School Board, and he stayed for nearly 40 years.
DOJ charges former Glaxo lawyer with obstruction
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged a former GlaxoSmithKline executive with obstructing justice and making false statements in an effort to conceal illegal promotion of a company drug.
DOJ charges former Glaxo lawyer with obstruction
Federal prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged a former GlaxoSmithKline executive with obstructing justice and making false statements in an effort to conceal illegal promotion of a company drug.
Don Quijote Awards honor attorney for lifetime’s work
What do a Catholic nun, an astronomer and the owner of a bike-taxi startup have in common? They are all nominees for this year’s Don Quijote Awards, the prize bestowed by Hispanic business groups in Orlando to entrepreneurs, professionals and leaders who are close to the community and are making an impact in their chosen fields. The [...]
Attorney representation to be determined this week in Winchester homicide
Attorneys hope to determine Friday whether a town of Winchester man accused of killing his tenant qualifies for representation by a public defender.
NC Attorney General: Open up the personnel files
A legal opinion issued today by the state Attorney General's office says that the new law on personnel records requires state and local governments to release historical information on public employees' salary, employment and discipline.
Guantanamo inmate lawyer gives Poland alleged rendition list
The lawyer of a Saudi Guantanamo detainee who claims he was held and tortured at a purported US "black site" in Poland said Tuesday he had given Polish prosecutors a list of names of people involved.
Even Attorney General Eric Holder answers the call of jury duty
On Monday, this writer showed up for jury duty, and so did US Attorney General Eric Holder. In cities such as Washington, where many people never respond to a jury summons, celebrities and the powerful can set a good example.
Former Glaxo lawyer charged with making false statements to FDA
A Durham attorney who once worked in GlaxoSmithKline's legal department has been charged with obstructing an official proceeding, concealing and falsifying documents and five counts of making false statements to the Food and Drug Administration .
SAP Attorney: Board Knew TomorrowNow Was Infringing at Time of Acquisition
Proceedings in the Oracle-SAP trial kicked off today with a comment, startling in both its source and content. While discussing instructions to be given to the jury before it begins deliberations, SAP attorney Greg Lanier remarked that "at time of acquisition, the board was aware of [infringing ] software on TomorrowNow's computers."
Ex-prosecutor new Kane Co. state's attorney
A former prosecutor now in private practice was confirmed today as the new state's attorney for Kane County. The county board voted 21-2 to confirm Elgin -area resident Joseph McMahon. He will fill the last two years of the term won in 2008 by John Barsanti, who was appointed as a circuit court judge and is resigning as the county's chief prosecutor at the end of the month. "I'm honored by the ...
Suspended Lawyer Allan Knappenberger Fights for Reinstatement
The Oregon State Bar’s board of governors will decide this week whether to recommend reinstating one of Portland’s most notorious lawyers. Divorce lawyer Allan Knappenberger has asked the bar to return his license to practice law—a necessary step for lawyers under lengthy disciplinary suspension. The bar’s 16-member board is set to vote Saturday whether to recommend [...]
Your comments: Chris Christie, while U.S. attorney, often exceeded travel expense budget
Highlighting the best comments from the NJ.com community
Ken Hodges for attorney general
(Editor’s note: Your neighbors should know you best. That’s why we wanted to reprint this endorsement of Ken Hodges for attorney general by the Albany Herald. His neighbors should know him best.)
China detains lawyer for Nobel Peace Prize winner at airport
A lawyer for Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo was blocked Tuesday from leaving Beijing in what appeared to be an attempt by the Chinese government to put a damper on festivities at the Nobel awards dinner next month in Oslo.
Nobel prize winner's lawyer banned from leaving China
The lawyer representing this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, jailed dissident Liu Xiaobo, has been prevented from leaving China to attend a conference in London.
China detains lawyer for Nobel Peace Prize winner at airport
A lawyer for Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo was blocked Tuesday from leaving Beijing in what appeared to be an attempt by the Chinese government to put a damper on festivities at the Nobel awards dinner next month in Oslo.
Ex-Glaxo Lawyer Indicted for Role in US Drug Probe
The lawyer was indicted for lying and obstructing an investigation into the promotion of a drug.
Lawyer filing second lawsuit in sex charges against Beach Patrol
The lawyer for the woman suing Volusia County alleging his client had inappropriate sex with a Beach Patrol officer said he will file a second lawsuit on similar charges.
Yemen cleric not linked to foreigner’s killing: lawyer
A lawyer for radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, accused of incitement to kill foreigners, denied yesterday the imam was linked to the murder of a Frenchman in Yemen and said his whereabouts are unknown.
Ghailani was duped by Al-Qaeda in Africa bombings: lawyer
Ahmed Ghailani's lawyers used Tuesday's closing arguments in his terror trial to depict him as an "innocent, naive boy" duped by Al-Qaeda operatives rather than a plotter of the 1998 US embassy bombings that slaughtered hundreds in Africa.
Attorney General warns consumers Of phony debt collector scam
The state attorney general is warning consumers tonight about phony debt collectors.
Ex-Glaxo attorney charged with obstruction
SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A former lawyer for a major pharmaceutical company was charged with obstruction and making false statements, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.
WITH VIDEO: Attorney calls for retraction from fired assistant attorney general who blogged about gay student
A prominent Bloomfield Hills attorney reiterated her calls Tuesday, Nov. 9, for a retraction from a former assistant attorney general accused of harassing the University of Michigan’s gay student assembly president.
Oak Park attorney, Niles businessman sued for mortgage fraud
An Oak Park attorney and a Niles businessman allegedly targeted Polish-speaking people into refinancing their mortgage or credit card debt and defrauded them of hundreds of thousands of dollars, a lawsuit alleges.
DOJ Indicts Former GlaxoSmithKline Lawyer
Indictment alleges Glaxo attorney Lauren Stevens obstructed justice, made false claims
SAP lawyer: "board was aware" of infringement at time of TomorrowNow acquisition
Uh-oh. Could there have been a slip of the tongue by a lawyer at the Oracle-SAP trial this morning?SAP attorney Greg Lanier, during a discussion about jury instructions for deliberations,...
Attorney urges outside investigation of past airport bids
The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority's attorney has recommended an independent investigation into allegations of potential conflicts of interest in authority procurement processes.
NJ Attorney General's Office Concerned About Increasing Attacks On Immigrants
The New Jersey Attorney General's office is taking action to deal with an increase in violent crimes against immigrants.
Former County Attorney Starts Law Firm
Former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas is moving on from the public eye. Thomas is opening a private law office in Phoenix.
Maricopa County attorney lines up key staff
Experts from law firms recruited by Bill Montgomery.
Race For California’s Attorney General Still Undecided
DWAYNE BROWN (Host): Most results are in, but the race for California attorney general may not be decided for weeks. We're joined on Morning Edition by nonpartisan Sacramento political consultant Leo McElroy.
DOJ: Lawyer's recovered e-mails show no misconduct
The Justice Department reviewed newly found e-mails sent by a Bush administration lawyer and stands by a conclusion that the attorney did not commit professional misconduct in authorizing CIA interrogators to use waterboarding and other harsh tactics, a department letter shows.
U.S. Attorney: SD Tribal Communities Must Be Safer
U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says steps are being taken to improve law enforcement on American Indian reservations ...
Lawyer: Feds to reopen Mich. man's asylum case
The government has agreed to reopen the case of an asylum seeker who came to the U.S. from war-torn Yugoslavia 16 years ago and who was ordered deported after he was 40 minutes late to an immigration hearing, his lawyer said Tuesday.
DOJ: Lawyer's recovered e-mails show no misconduct
The Justice Department reviewed newly found e-mails sent by a Bush administration lawyer and stands by a conclusion that the attorney did not commit professional misconduct in authorizing CIA interrogators to use waterboarding and other harsh tactics, a department letter shows.
N.J. Attorney General cites two immigrant beating deaths in call for more education, outreach
Jerry McCrea/The Star-Ledger Paula Dow, NJ State Attorney General, speaks during an announcement in this July photo. TRENTON — Attorney General Paula Dow said today that two of this year's highest-profile attacks on immigrants in New Jersey did not meet...
Foreclosure Attorney Practices Coming Under Fire
In foreclosure and frustrated trying to modify his loan, Brett Bernstein decided to take his lender to court. He hired foreclosure attorney Peter Ticktin in Deerfield Beach and signed a unique agreement.
Lawyer: Feds to reopen Mich. man's asylum case
The government has agreed to reopen the case of an asylum seeker who came to the U.S. from war-torn Yugoslavia 16 years ago and who was ordered deported after he was 40 minutes late to an immigration hearing, his lawyer said...
VIDEO: Attorney calls for retraction from fired assistant attorney general who blogged about gay student
A prominent Bloomfield Hills attorney reiterated her calls Tuesday, Nov. 9, for a retraction from a former assistant attorney general accused of harassing the University of Michigan’s gay student assembly president.
Lawyer: Feds to reopen Mich. man's asylum case
The government has agreed to reopen the case of an asylum seeker who came to the U.S. from war-torn Yugoslavia 16 years ago and who was ordered deported after he was 40 minutes late to an immigration hearing, his lawyer said...
Lawyer: Feds to reopen Mich. man's asylum case
The government has agreed to reopen the case of an asylum seeker who came to the U.S. from war-torn Yugoslavia 16 years ago and who was ordered deported after he was 40 minutes late to an immigration hearing, his lawyer said...
Lawyer: Feds to reopen Mich. man's asylum case
DETROIT (AP) - The government has agreed to reopen the case of an asylum seeker who came to the U.S. from war-torn Yugoslavia 16 years ago and who was ordered deported after he was 40 minutes late to an immigration hearing, his lawyer said Tuesday.
DA and SD City Attorney take on Poway officials in softball fundraiser
The public officials showdown will benefit the Operation for Hope Foundation, which provides interest-free loans to victims of domestic violence. The field on which the game will be played was originally built without permits but was eventually approved by the City of Poway.
Defense Attorney Highlights Gaps In 'Kill Team' Case
The Army says he orchestrated the killings of three unarmed Afghan civilians and even collected their body parts as war trophies.
County attorney kept sex abuse case from school officials
Questions are being asked of Tooele County Attorney Doug Hogan following the conviction of a high school basketball coach for sexually abusing a student and Hogan’s decision to keep the crime from school officials.
County attorney kept sex abuse case from school officials
Questions are being asked of Tooele County Attorney Doug Hogan following the conviction of a high school basketball coach for sexually abusing a student and Hogan’s decision to keep the crime from school officials.
Lawyer takes aim at news outlets
VANCOUVER -- The detention review for a young Chinese man who fled to Canada disguised as an old Caucasian man turned into a mini-trial of three Chinese-Canadian newspapers Monday.[...]
Lawyer's recovered e-mails show no misconduct
The Justice Department reviewed newly found e-mails sent by a Bush administration lawyer and stands by a conclusion that the attorney did not commit professional misconduct in authorizing CIA in...
Lawyer: Plea deal in the works in Riley Fox murder case
The man charged with the brutal 2004 rape and murder of 3-year-old Riley Fox is in negotiations with prosecutors about a deal that could have him pleading guilty Wednesday, his attorney said. Convicted sex offender Scott Eby was arrested in May after DNA evidence linked him to the vicious slaying. He has since given a videotaped confession, an attorney briefed on the case has said. Michael Renzi ...