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Nevada attorney general files antitrust lawsuit
The Nevada attorney general's office has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against a $3.1 billion health care merger it says would reduce competition for psychiatric care in Las Vegas.
Ex-lawyer on trial
THE trial of a former lawyer accused of cheating three clients out of more than $5.7 million before going on the run opened yesterday. Tan Cheng Yew, 42, was portrayed by the prosecution as a smooth talker who convinced clients to entrust him with their money - only to disappear.
Nev. Attorney Gen. Files Antitrust Lawsuit
The Nevada attorney general's office files a federal antitrust lawsuit against a $3.1 billion health care merger it says would reduce competition for psychiatric care in Las Vegas.
Des Moines city attorney to retire
Des Moines City Attorney Bruce Bergman has confirmed he will retire on Jan. 31. Bergman told The Des Moines Register today he will retire after nearly 22 years with the city. He did not specify a reason for retiring, but said he plans to stay in Des Moines.
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.
Chicago lawyer fights porn piracy
Attorney writes those who illegally file-share adult films, demands they pay up or else face lawsuit More than a dozen pornography studios are using a Chicago attorney to launch an attempted crackdown on the illegal online sharing of their movies, borrowing a page from the controversial campaign launched this year by the Hollywood makers of "The Hurt Locker" to go after thousands of alleged ...
Family Loses Home After Lawyer Fails to Arrange Mortgage
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. --  The Dasilvas recently moved to Jacksonville from Coral Springs, South Florida. What they left behind haunts them. The person who put them in this situation is in federal prison - a former family friend and their attorney.
Attorney General criticises justice law change
Proposals to allow criminal trials to proceed without the accused being present will strip defendants of a fundamental right, Attorney-General Chris Finlayson has warned.
WA Attorney General visits Yakima, proposes new anti-gang bill
NEW Washington state Attorney General Rob McKenna introduced a new anti-gang bill Monday at Miller Park and hopes the Legislature will consider it in their next session.
Jim Morrison - Morrison's Lawyer: 'he Was A Very Nice Person'
JIM MORRISON's one-time lawyer has spoken out to dispel the tragic rock legend's reputation as a wildman, insisting he was "a very nice person".Robert Josefsberg,...
Oksana Loses Lawyer 41, Hires Lawyer 42
Filed under: Oksana Grigorieva , Mel Gibson , Celebrity Justice Oksana Grigorieva is Guinness Book material, because she's just parted company with lawyer #41, and she's already hired lawyer #42. Steve Jaffe , Oksana's PR guy, tells TMZ Alan Shifman , her family law attorney, has left the case by mutual decision.… Read more
ASK THE LAWYER: Why do legal documents have to be so complicated?
I heard this one: "What is a lawyer?" "A person who writes a l0,000-word document called a brief. With that in mind, how come so much of what lawyers compose is very long and involved?
Attorney General Pitches New Gang Legislation
If not now, then when? That's the question Washington's attorney general will ask state legislators when he pitches gang legislation again this session. Rob McKenna is hoping the spread of gang violence across the state will finally convince law makers to act. And he was in Yakima to kick off the campaign.
Attorney general lacks evidence in case against Bell officials, defense lawyers claim
A request by the state attorney general and the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office to delay a civil suit filed against current and former Bell officials indicates a lack of evidence that the city leaders plotted to loot the...
Washington attorney general presents anti-gang proposal
Attorney General Rob McKenna proposed sweeping new legislation Monday aimed at discouraging gang membership and preventing...
Attorney general presents anti-gang proposal
Attorney General Rob McKenna proposed sweeping new legislation Monday aimed at discouraging gang membership and preventing crime.
Attorney-General warns against provision in Bill
Attorney-General Chris Finlayson has warned that a provision in a new justice bill would strip defendants of an important right. The Bill, introduced yesterday by Justice Minister Simon Power, carries sweeping changes to the court system. read more
Attorney-General warns against provision in new bill
Attorney-General Chris Finlayson has warned that a provision in a new justice bill would strip defendants of an important right.
Lawyer Marvin Lindmark dies at 47
Less than two months after opening his new law office, MarvinLindmark died on Saturday (Nov. 13, 2010) at his home in Kirkwoodat age 47.
Defense attorney gets one year probation over battery charge
Local criminal defense attorney James Tarquin was sentenced to one year of probation Monday for misdemeanor battery and DUI — his second offense — in connection with a domestic dispute.
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.
Lawyer acquitted in Highwaymen case
Detroit — A federal judge Monday acquitted a Metro Detroit lawyer indicted last year on a drug conspiracy charge involving the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club.
Environmentalist lawyer charged with political crimes in Vietnam
Hanoi - A Vietnamese activist lawyer from a prominent Communist Party family has been charged with "spreading propaganda" against the state, police said Tuesday.
Lawyer cites torture in seeking dismissal of extradition case against accused Paris bomber
The lawyer for accused terrorist Hassan Diab told an Ottawa court Monday that extraditing the former University of Ottawa professor would contravene international conventions on the use of torture.
Fairhope's City Attorney may review 'executive session' policy
FAIRHOPE, Ala. - Following the City Council’s failure Monday to comply with two requirements of the state Open Meetings Act, Fairhope’s city attorney does not think any changes are needed in council procedures but is willing to review them.
Defense lawyer in Afghan death pushes for photo
Army prosecutors have told a military hearing that a Boise, Idaho, soldier should face a court-martial in a plot that killed an Afghan civilian. But a defense lawyer says 20-year-old Pfc. Andrew Holmes was following a team leader's order to fire, and questions whether Holmes' bullets hit the victim.
Attorney: Petland to remain open
EL PASO -- Petland will stay open after Jan. 1, its attorney said in a statement Monday.
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 may plead guilty in Yonkers public corruption case
NEW YORK — Politically connected lawyer Anthony Mangone appears headed toward a guilty plea in the Yonkers public corruption case where he and two other political figures are accused of conspiring to sell a city council member's vote.
Ambac Gave Top Lawyer Pre-Bankruptcy Bonus
Cash-strapped bond insurer Ambac Financial Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last week — but not before it handed its general counsel a $100,000 pat on the back for a job well done.
Lebanon radical cleric names Hezbollah MP as lawyer
Radical Islamist preacher Omar Bakri has appointed a Hezbollah legislator as his defence lawyer when he goes on trial, a judicial source said on Tuesday, following his arrest in northern Lebanon.
TN Attorney General says judge discipline can't include fines
Attorney General Robert Cooper threw cold water on the idea of hitting misbehaving judges in their pocketbooks in an opinion issued last week.
Miller Canfield lawyer acquitted of drug conspiracy charges
Tim Attalla can resume his old life as a lawyer today, now that a federal judge has acquitted him of helping the Highwaymen Motorcycle Club carry out a drug business.
Lawyer: Blast wasn't reputed mobster's fault
When Michael "The Large Guy" Sarno told a competitor to stop placing video poker machines at one location, the competitor replied, "F--- you, fats."Not long after, the man's video poker machine business was bombed.The government charged Sarno, the reputed Cicero street boss for the mob, with the 2003 crime. But on Monday, Sarno's attorney said in his opening statement in Sarno's racketeering ...
Attorney in alleged suicide plot no danger to self, others, experts say
Medical professionals evaluated Las Vegas attorney Nancy Quon and found that she is "not a danger to herself or anyone else," her lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer shops thrifts to suit up clients
CLINTON TOWNSHIP -- Defense attorney Joseph Kosmala knows how to shop for cheap threads.
Foreclosure attorney Stern struggling to pay his bills
The Law Offices of David J. Stern, which has helped banks seize thousands of homes from homeowners who missed mortgage payments, is now having trouble paying its own bills. One of its subsidiaries is seeking bank forbearance for defaulting loans, and the shrinking company has fallen behind on rent payments at its Plantation offices, according to a regulatory filing Monday.
Chicago lawyer leads fight against porn piracy
Attorney writes those who illegally file-share adult films, demands they pay up or else face lawsuit More than a dozen pornography studios are using a Chicago attorney to launch an attempted crackdown on the illegal online sharing of their movies, borrowing a page from the controversial campaign launched this year by the Hollywood makers of "The Hurt Locker" to go after thousands of alleged ...
Attorney: New US documents could free Demjanjuk
BERLIN (AP) -- John Demjanjuk's attorney says a report on the U.S. Department of Justice's Nazi-hunting unit could help get his client freed.
Taylor lawyer raises 'fairness' concerns
Courtenay Griffiths QC, the defence lawyer for the former Liberian president Charles Taylor, questions payments made by the prosecution to witnesses.
Lawyer: Off-duty Conn. cop at bar before crash
The lawyer for a Windsor Locks police officer says his client had been drinking at a bar before his car struck and killed a teenage bicyclist last month.
Nevada attorney general files antitrust lawsuit
The Nevada attorney general's office has filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against a $3.1 billion health care merger it says would reduce competition for psychiatric care in Las Vegas.
Imprisoned lawyer ordered to pay $784,000
A once-prominent Vancouver civil lawyer who used to represent the city of Ridgefield was ordered Monday to pay $784,034.70 in restitution to four clients he stole from while in private practice. Clark County Superior Court Judge Robert Lewis’ order follows Michael Wynne’s sentencing Sept. 3. The 63-year-old lawyer was sentenced to five years in prison and lost his ability to practice law after ...
Ex-lawyer did nothing wrong
PART of the $5.7 million allegedly pocketed by former lawyer Tan Cheng Yew was actually for a member of a family that loaned $1.5 million to a church, his trial heard on Tuesday. His lawyer argued that everything was above board and his client did not deceive Mr Tan Kwee Khoon into parting with the $480,000.
Attorney General says lawmakers should reconsider death penalty
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller says state lawmakers should take a look at whether the cost of death penalty cases are justifiable in these times of shrinking revenues. Zoeller says the expenses involved in lengthy capital murder trial can be exorbitant, and costs continue to accumulate during long appeals. Speaking at a criminal justice summit at the University of ...
N.J. Attorney General's office approves pending sale of Secaucus hospital
Star-Ledger file photoNJ Attorney General Paula Dow has approved to the proposed sale of Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucus to a for-profit buyer. Now it goes to the Superior Court of New Jersey for approval. New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow...
Attorney General's Office Holds Audit Drawing
The Kentucky attorney generals office will determine which counties will receive post-election audits.
Attorney General to meet with Sec. Clinton
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is scheduled to meet today with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to ask Secretary Clinton to maintain funding for a program utilized by attorneys general across the country to combat drug trafficking.
An Attorney's Word
What kind of attorney are you if your word means nothing? Unfortunately, it appears as though the public perception is that attorneys' actions speak louder than their word. Apparently, many attorneys have helped foster this perception. One example is a "letter of protection." Basically, when a client is injured in a car wreck and goes to a chiropractor or physician, the chiropractor or physician ...
ATTORNEY GENERAL TO MEET WITH SECRETARY CLINTON TO DISCUSS ANTI-DRUG INITIATIVE
LITTLE ROCK -- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is scheduled to meet today with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to ask Secretary Clinton to maintain funding for a program utilized by attorneys general across the country to combat drug trafficking. McDaniel and a delegation of five other state attorneys general from the Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) are in Washi...