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New county attorney aims to act as stabilizer
When Bill Montgomery becomes Maricopa County attorney on Nov. 22, he'll be caught between two competing forces.
Toronto lawyer accused of leaking confidential information ahead of big deals
A Toronto corporate lawyer and two stock traders in Montreal are being accused of illegally leaking information about several big Canadian takeover deals.
Kenilworth lawyer killed by golf cart
By John P. Huston TribLocal reporter Friday at 12:30 p.m. It appears that a golf cart ran over a Kenilworth lawyer who later died from his injuries, Skokie police said Friday.
Attorney General Rob McKenna proposes anti-gang spending
Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna will announce a legislative proposal in Yakima on Monday for spending $10 million on anti-gang efforts. He hoped to include a former gang member at the event but learned last week that the man was killed earlier this year in a drive-by shooting.
Attorney: Deportation of Steve Li delayed
Attorney says man won't be forced back to Peru today
Attorney: Deportation of college student delayed
Federal immigration officials have pushed back the deportation of a City College of San Francisco student who was scheduled to return to Peru on Monday, his attorney said.
Kenya: Attorney General Opposes Freeing of 17 in Piracy Case
The Attorney-General has appealed against the acquittal of 17 Somalis who were charged with piracy.
Future of attorney general's investigation into Florida for-profit colleges remains unclear
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum last month launched a full-scale investigation into a handful of for-profit schools with regional outposts in Northeast Florida.
Defense to present no evidence at Fort Hood trial, attorney says
The military hearing for the man aacused in the Fort Hood massacre resumes Monday. But Army Maj. Nidal Hasan's lawyer has said he will not present any evidence.
Breaking the stereotype of a typical attorney
Ronnie Baker/Staff photo - Ike Vanden Eykel has always had two main goals in his career: to be known as an honorable attorney and to be considered one of the best at what he does.
Lawyer: Include defense attorney in blood-test audit
The first results of an audit of blood samples tested by the state Department of Toxicology could be available as early as this week.
Future of attorney general's investigation into Florida for-profit colleges remains unclear
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum last month launched a full-scale investigation into a handful of for-profit schools with regional outposts in Northeast Florida.
Calumet County DAs attorney claims smear campaign
Calumet County court documents show that a female domestic abuse victim was prepared to testify about sexually-related indiscretions from 1999 involving former District Attorney Ken Kratz.
Kratzs attorney claims smear campaign in release of witness list
Calumet County court documents show that a female domestic abuse victim was prepared to testify about sexually-related indiscretions from 1999 involving former Dist. Atty. Ken Kratz. But an attorney representing Kratz said Friday that information attributed to a confidential informant is skewed against the embattled prosecutor who resigned Oct. 4. This is more of a smear campaign than anything ...
8 tips for choosing a foreclosure attorney
Thinking of hiring help for a foreclosure defense? Here are some tips.
Lawyer killed during violent carjacking
Deputies believe a carjacking led to a fatal shooting in northwest Harris County last night
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Teresa Giudice's Attorney Says Denying Their Bankruptcy 'Would Destroy This Family'
Attorney James Kridel has his work cut out for him in trying to convince the bankruptcy court to grant the petition filed by his clients, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe . DOCUMENT: Read The Complaint Arguing Against Granting The Giudice Bankruptcy As RadarOnline.com previously reported, Roberta DeAngelis , the attorney in the U.S. Trustees Office who ...
Russia police: Lawyer who died in jail stole $230M
Russian police say a lawyer who was left to die in jail after exposing police corruption is a suspect in the theft of millions from the state.
Lawyer Financing: A Conflict They'd Sue Other Professionals Over
When lawyers borrow money at high rates, the conflict is clear.
Attorney general presents anti-gang proposal
Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna is speaking in Yakima today about a new anti-gang bill he wants the Legislature to consider.
Lawyer hopeful that slain refugee's trial will lead to prosecution of Chechen president
VIENNA - An Austrian human rights lawyer says she hopes a trial concerning the slaying of a refugee will help bring about the prosecution of Chechnya's president.
Trial of lawyer who fled S'pore with S$5.7m begins
SINGAPORE: A trial involving 42-year-old Tan Cheng Yew, a lawyer who was on the run, began in a district court on Monday. Tan allegedly fled Singapore with some S$5.7 million belonging to his client.
Lawyer: Brad Pitt's Plan B Productions Offered Millions to Option Chilean Miners' Story
Lindsay Powers Representatives have made three trips to the South American country. read more
Kansas Attorney General-elect Derek Schmidt picks John Campbell to head transition
Kansas Attorney General-elect Derek Schmidt has chosen a veteran of the office to lead his transition team.
Russia police: Lawyer who died in jail stole $230M
Russian authorities claimed Monday that a Russian lawyer who was left to die in jail after exposing police corruption is suspected of stealing the $230 million that he said Interior Ministry officers had defrauded from the state.
Lawyer hopeful that slain refugee's trial will lead to prosecution of Chechen president
An Austrian human rights lawyer and others on Monday blamed the slaying of a Chechen refugee on the president of the southern Russian republic and expressed hope that an upcoming trial will help prosecute him.
Lawyer Shot in Carjacking Attempt, Dies
Investigators say a lawyer who was visiting an apartment complex in northwest Harris County has died after he was shot during a carjacking attempt.
Rangel asks more time to get lawyer in ethics case
Rep. Charles Rangel of New York implored a House panel Monday to postpone his ethics trial until he can get a new lawyer, arguing that "50 years of public service is on the line."
Dead lawyer stole $233m: Russian police
Russian authorities claim a Russian lawyer who was left to die in jail after exposing police corruption is suspected of stealing $233 million.
AG-Elect Picks Old Hand To Head Transition
Kansas Attorney General-elect Derek Schmidt has chosen a veteran of the office to lead his transition team.
Lawyer lashes crime Bill
The Government's latest Justice Reform Bill is an "extremely worrying piece of legislation" that tramples "all over" people's rights, a Dunedin-based vice-president of the New Zealand Law Society says. read more
Rangel says he needs lawyer, walks out of trial
Denied his plea for a delay, Rep. Charles Rangel walked out of his ethics trial Monday, leaving the ethics committee's top lawyer to cite Rangel's past statements in arguing that the 20-term New York Democrat violated House rules.
Attorney: Deportation of Steve Li delayed
The attorney representing a San Francisco college student scheduled to be deported to Peru Monday says his deportation has been pushed back.
Iranian human rights lawyer is latest in string of arrests
TEHRAN - A prominent Iranian human rights lawyer was put on trial Monday, highlighting an intensifying crackdown on lawyers who defend influential opposition politicians, activists and journalists.
Russian police: Dead lawyer may be linked to fraud
A Russian lawyer who was left to die in jail after claiming that police stole $230 million might have taken the money himself, Russian authorities said Monday, citing new testimony. Supporters scoffed at the claim.
London accused of trying to 'entrap' Mongolian official
A lawyer for a top Mongolian official arrested in London accused British authorities Monday of trying to "entrap" his client by inviting him to visit the country only to detain him for alleged kidnap.
District attorney to speak in Utica
UTICA — The Mohawk Valley Chamber of Commerce presents "Employee Theft: A Discussion With Our Oneida District Attorney," sponsored by Crash’s of Utica, on Thursday, Nov. 18 at the Radisson Hotel. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the program to follow from 8 – 10 a.m., continental breakfast included. Speakers include Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara and Assistant District ...
Lawyer: Boston trolley driver may change plea
A former Boston trolley driver who authorities say was texting just before his vehicle slammed into another one in 2009, injuring more than 60 people, may change his plea.
Kremlin Levels New Accusation at Dead Lawyer
Police officials, fighting accusations that they framed Sergei L. Magnitsky and allowed him to die, disclosed what they said was new evidence of his guilt.
Lawyer: Boston trolley operator may change plea
Aiden Quinn, 26, of Attleboro, initially pleaded not guilty to a charge of gross negligence.
Rep. Charles Rangel says he needs lawyer, walks out of trial
Denied his plea for a delay, Rep. Charles Rangel walked out of his ethics trial Monday, leaving the ethics committee's top...
Attorney: Gas can flaw may have led to firepit death
Lenox Township— The attorney for a man charged with pouring an accelerant into a fire pit and sparking an explosion that killed his 6-year-old daughter suggested today that a gasoline container safety flaw may be the culprit.
Anthem Rate Hearing Should Be Delayed Or Denied, Attorney General Blumenthal Says
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut, the state's largest health insurer, hasn't provided enough information to justify a proposed 20 percent increase in premiums to some of its plans, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said Monday. As a result, Blumenthal filed a motion with the state Insurance Department saying the agency "must obtain" critical and relevant information to conduct ...
Police accuse Russian lawyer Magnitsky a year after his death
Sergei Magnitsky, a 37-year-old Russian lawyer, died one year ago while in police custody in Moscow. He had accused police of complicity in an enormous swindle of tax receipts. Now police say that it was Magnitsky himself who committed the crime, and Magnitsky's colleagues say police want to blame a
Harris back in front of Cooley in attorney general race
The back-and-forth in the state attorney general's race Monday morning finds Democratic San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris back in front of Republican L.A. County D.A Steve Cooley. Here's the secretary of state's 10:14 a.m. update: Kamala...
Columbia attorney replaces David Steelman on pension board
JEFFERSON CITY -- Gov. Jay Nixon has tapped a lawyer who advisesthe financial industry to serve on the state's main pensionboard.
Attorney acquitted of biker-club drug charges
A federal judge today acquitted attorney Tim Attalla of helping the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club carry out a drug business.
Cleveland attorney: Ohio kids forced to sleep in cages file lawsuit
CLEVELAND -- An attorney says two children who were forced to sleep in cages by their adoptive parents are suing a psychologist and the counseling center that approved the adoption.
Lawyer visits murder spot
A death row convict’s lawyer on Monday visited the Camac Street flat where Kevalram Rai had allegedly killed his former employers. In a rare order, the high court had on Friday allowed defence counsel to visit the flat before making his submission for Rai.
Kamala Harris adds to lead in state attorney general's race
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris added 1,110 votes to her lead over Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley in the attorney general's race today, increasing her advantage to 15,199.