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Polygamists treated as 'pariahs:' lawyer
The law against polygamy has turned the residents of a B.C. polygamous community into "pariahs" who are punished for their religious beliefs, a lawyer said Thursday.
Attorney general-elect looks to start auto-repair shop stings
PHOENIX — Arizona's new attorney general wants auto repair shops to worry just a bit about who is driving in. And Tom Horne said that will be good news for consumers.
Attorney cracking down on Wall St.
NEW YORK – Preet Bharara was a newly appointed U.S. attorney when he added his own twist to a signature Hollywood line to put Wall Street on notice. “Sometimes,” he said in touting a massive securities case, “greed is not good.” A year later, Bharara hasn’t let up in his pursuit of real-life Gordon Gekkos. Making broad use of wiretaps – routine in mob and drug cases, but groundbreaking in white ...
Prison making violent inmate worse, lawyer tells judge
— The prison environment isn’t helping Renee Acoby rehabilitate, her lawyer said Thursday at Acoby’s dangerous offender hearing.
U.S. attorney targets white-collar crime
NEW YORK - Preet Bharara was a newly appointed U.S. attorney when he added his own twist to a signature Hollywood...
City attorney also mentor, teacher, mother
It was a regular morning for City Attorney Deborah Foshee as she was in attendance at a special Covington City Council meeting—one of the few left in her tenure as legal counsel for the city.
Suspended lawyer 'overwhelmed' by work
Perth lawyer Gus Lee-Steere gave an emotional testimony to the State Administrative Tribunal describing how he was so "overwhelmed," with work and the break down of his seven month marriage that he stopped responding to increasingly serious letters from the Legal Practises Complaints Committee regarding professional misconduct.
Lawyer sought to be first federal public defender for north Alabama
Deadline is Dec. 17
City attorney also mentor, teacher, mother
It was a regular morning for City Attorney Deborah Foshee as she was in attendance at a special Covington City Council meeting—one of the few left in her tenure as legal counsel for the city.
Bank-robbing lawyer admits embezzling from clients
When he is finished serving time for two out-of-state bank robberies, a suspended local lawyer will return to Erie County for more jail time.
Lawyer: honeymoon death suspect not expert rescuer
An attorney for an Alabama man charged with murder in the honeymoon death of his wife says the man was an accomplished diver, but not an expert at rescues.
Attorney for Ala. man accused in honeymoon dive death in Australia was not an expert rescuer
NEW YORK - An attorney for an Alabama man charged with murder in the honeymoon death of his wife says the man was an accomplished diver, but not an expert at rescues.
Lawyer: honeymoon death suspect not expert rescuer
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - An accomplished diver charged with murder in the U.S. for his wife's drowning during their honeymoon in Australia had been certified in rescues, but had little formal training, his attorney said Friday.
Attorney general warns of online scams
With thousands expected to be shopping online on Cyber Monday, North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is offering tips to help avoid scams.
Tom DeLay Blames 'Rogue' District Attorney and Democrats, Maintains Friendship with Jack Abramoff
Former U.S. House Majority Leader convicted of money laundering.
Lawyer: Honeymoon Death Suspect Not Expert Rescuer
Attorney: Ala. man accused in honeymoon dive death in Australia was not an expert rescuer
Lastimosa's lawyer: "Doling" not Governor Garcia
"Doling" is not Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia.
Lawyer Says Honeymoon Death Suspect Not Expert Rescuer Diver
An accomplished diver charged with murder in Alabama in the honeymoon death of his wife had been certified in rescues, but had little formal training, his attorney said Friday.
Watson not expert rescuer - Lawyer
Gabe Watson's lawyer says he was not an expert dive rescuer in his defence in the US.
Minneapolis lawyer reported shot, killed while visiting Somalia
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A relative says a Minneapolis-based Somali lawyer has been buried a day after he was shot in the Somali capital. Abdiqadir Mohamed Aden says dozens of people, including Somali politicians,
Lawyer: honeymoon death suspect not expert rescuer
An accomplished diver charged with murder in Alabama for the honeymoon death of his wife while scuba diving in Australia had been certified in rescues, but had little formal training, his attorney said Friday.
Veteran election lawyer tries to knock Rahm Emanuel off Chicago mayoral ballot
Posted by Kristen Mack at 2 p.m. A veteran election attorney today filed a challenge to attempt to keep Rahm Emanuel off the ballot for Chicago mayor on the grounds he hasn't lived in the city for the last year....
Lawyer files to bump Emanuel off ballot
A veteran election attorney on Friday filed paperwork to try to knock Rahm Emanuel off the ballot, setting up a long-expected legal challenge that could dominate the Chicago mayor's race through Christmas.
Birthday party catches prominent attorney by surprise
Prominent attorney Bill Drury, generous to civic causes, celebrates at a surprise party at the Rhythm Room.
Attorney general warns against the Kardashian Kard, branding its fees 'outrageous'
Keeping up with the Kardashians can be costly for young adults enticed by a debit card tied to the popular reality TV series, Connecticut's attorney general said.
Accusers of priest in Chile won't appeal ruling
The lawyer for a group of men who accuse a prominent Chilean priest of sexually abusing them as teenagers says his clients will not appeal a ruling in favor of the clergyman.
More challenges to Emanuel's Chicago residency
A longtime Chicago election attorney joined the effort Friday to push mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel off the February ballot over his residency status, even as Emanuel's supporters say the challenges are a frivolous distraction.
Defense Attorney Wants to Use Ahern's Past in Manslaughter Trial
The attorney representing a former Bella Vista police officer wants the court to allow him to introduce the criminal record of the man his client is accused of killing, according to a report from the Northwest Arkansas Times .
Lawyer files to bump Emanuel off ballot
Election lawyer says Obama's former chief of staff doesn't meet Chicago residency rules Veteran election attorney Burt Odelson filed paperwork Friday to try to knock Rahm Emanuel off the ballot by challenging his residency, setting up a legal fight that could dominate the mayoral race through Christmas.
Attorney generals office finds Pawtucket violated public records act
Complaints stem from allegations of preferential treatment in use of city fields by parochial schools
Montepara asks for lawyer Griffin’s libel suit to be dismissed
Anderson resident Michael Montepara says he has not defamed lawyer Charles Griffin with statements that he has made on public message boards. Montepara says that the things he has said were either invited, provoked, or just plain true.
State panel adds to sexual harassment complaints against Chicago attorney
A partner at a Chicago class-action law firm has been accused by the state agency that disciplines attorneys of sexually harassing four female employees and exposing himself to two other women.
Veteran election attorney challenges Rahm Emanuel's residency
Election lawyer says Obama's former chief of staff doesn't meet Chicago residency rules A veteran election attorney filed paperwork Friday to try to knock Rahm Emanuel off the ballot, setting up a long-expected legal challenge that could dominate the Chicago mayoral race through Christmas.
State panel adds to complaints against Chicago attorney
A partner at a Chicago class-action law firm has been accused by the state agency that disciplines attorneys of sexually harassing four female employees and exposing himself to two other women.
Attorney General Coakley probes Probation Department in wake of alleged patronage hirings
NEW BEDFORD — Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is investigating the Probation Department after last week's politically explosive report alleging that the agency's hiring practices are riddled with a kind of legislative quid pro quo and...
Attorney fights for rights of 'pirates'
The crackdown on illegal downloads is drawing a legal backlash - and an Acton man is leading the charge. Dimitriy...
Attorney General Greg Zoeller steps in on seized criminal assets
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is stepping in on behalf of 78 county prosecutors who are named in a civil lawsuit challenging the way they handle assets seized from criminals.
Attorney: Flu-shot suit had to be filed
HOUMA — The attorney for a Bourg woman suing Fletcher Community College said he had to do it since the state did not recognize the institution as a qualified health- care provider.
Lawyer: Suspect not expert rescuer
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- An accomplished diver charged with murder in Alabama for the honeymoon death of his wife while scuba diving in Australia had been certified in rescues, but had little formal training, his attorney said Friday.Gabe Watson served 18 ...
Attorney general: Make it hard to alter state Constitution
Recently re-elected Attorney General John Suthers wants Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper and state lawmakers to consider putting a measure on the 2012 ballot making it harder for citizens to place initiatives before voters that alter the state’s Constitution. Suthers, a Republican, said numerous citizens groups have had to spend millions of dollars in recent years supporting or fighting ballot ...
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.
‘New Haven 20’ lawyer killed in Florida plane crash
The Texas lawyer who successfully argued the “New Haven 20” firefighters’ discrimination case before the U.S. Supreme Court died when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed in Florida Tuesday.
‘New Haven 20’ lawyer killed in Florida plane crash
The Texas lawyer who successfully argued the “New Haven 20” firefighters’ discrimination case before the U.S. Supreme Court died when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed in Florida Tuesday.
Former judge pleads guilty to accepting bribes, seeks euthanasia from court
LAWYER Chiu Chuang-shun, who formerly served as a high court judge, pleaded guilty of charges alleging that he accepted and arranged bribe payment to former colleagues. He also asked the Taipei District Court to let him have a euthanasia to end his life.
Attorney: charge against man in fatal Waltham crash "severe"
Defense Attorney Joseph Monahan said the motor vehicle homicide charge against 19-year-old Waltham resident Phillip Wuonola should be reduced Wednesday at Waltham District Court, calling the charge “severe.”
Election lawyer mounts challenge to Rahm
Rahm Emanuel doesn't meet residency requirements and therefore can't legally run for mayor, says an attorney who specializes in election law and who filed a challenge to Emanuel's mayoral bid Friday. Burt Odelson, an Evergreen Park lawyer who is representing two city residents in making the challenge before the Chicago Board of Elections, alleges President Barack Obama 's former chief of staff ...
‘New Haven 20’ lawyer killed in Florida plane crash
The Texas lawyer who successfully argued the “New Haven 20” firefighters’ discrimination case before the U.S. Supreme Court died when the single-engine plane he was piloting crashed in Florida Tuesday.
Panel adds to complaints against Chicago attorney
A partner at a Chicago class-action law firm has been accused by the state agency that disciplines attorneys of sexually harassing four female employees and exposing himself to two other women. Paul M. Weiss is accused of groping, making sexually harassing phone calls and other sexual misbehavior that includes assault, battery and unlawful restraint. Three of the alleged victims were legal ...
Cronin's first big task for DuPage: A new state's attorney
New county board head wants a "no nonsense" crime fighter as Birkett's replacement One of Dan Cronin's first items of business as DuPage County Board chairman will be to appoint a replacement for the public official who has had the highest profile in the county for more than a decade — State's Attorney Joseph Birkett.
Lawyer predicts client won't do very well behind bars
A man who got caught with child porn will have a tough time behind bars, his lawyer predicts. Defence lawyer Bob Harrison described his client as unsophisticated and said the man will be picked on in jail when inmates find out why he's there.