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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.
SD Lawyer Heads National Group
The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers named Rapid City lawyer Linda Lea Viken president.
Ex-Ark. officer's attorney wants records included
A former Bella Vista police officer's attorney wants to introduce the criminal record of the man his client is accused of killing.
Maryland lawyer bites back with bedbug lawsuits
Daniel Whitney has staked his claim on the title of Maryland's bedbug barrister: Since Sept. 1, the Towson attorney has filed eight lawsuits on behalf of bedbug victims across the state seeking a total of more than $7 million in damages.
Report: Lawyer shortage slows capital appeals
A report says California is having a tough time recruiting lawyers for post-conviction challenges, leading to long delays for those on death row who are waiting for an attorney.
Florida Attorney General's Office now investigating eight for-profit colleges
By Richard Danielson, Times Staff Writer Saturday, November 27, 2010 TAMPA — The Florida Attorney General's Office has added three schools to its statewide investigation of student recruiting at for-profit colleges. All three schools — Keiser University, Concorde Career Colleges and Sanford-Brown Institute — have campuses in Tampa. Each faces allegations of "misrepresentations regarding ...
Lawyer was devoted to Right to Life
Mark S. Lally, the longest-serving staff member of Ohio Right to Life, was remembered today as someone who inspired respect even from those on the other side of the abortion issue.
Coasters approach Cave Creek lawyer
The lawyer that represent the families of the Cave Creek tragedy – just 10-12km away in Paparoa national park – has already been approached by West Coasters to prepare for a Pike River commission of inquiry.
Lawyer helped close down Galveston gambling houses in 1950s
Lawyer helped close down Galveston gambling houses in 1950s
Cave Creek lawyer approached over mine inquiry
A lawyer who represented families of victims of the Cave Creek tragedy has been approached by West Coasters to prepare for a Pike River commission of inquiry.
Lawyer defends decision to try Bird
"If you have someone unarmed coming to his property and he knows it, that's what put it over the edge for us," said Carroll County Attorney Robin Gordon, the person who decided to prosecute Ward Bird of Meredith on the felony criminal threatening charge.
Chicago lawyer leads charge against porn pirates
More than a dozen pornography studios are using a Chicago attorney to launch an attempted crackdown on the illegal online sharing of their movies.
Defense never rests for U.S lawyer in Kabul
KABUL, Afghanistan — The former Miss Wisconsin didn't seem to notice the stares as the car bounced down the narrow dirt road that leads to Kabul's infamous Pol-e-charki prison.
Court says attorney should be appointed for terminated SC Johnson employee
CHICAGO - A federal appeals court has said an attorney should beappointed for a fired SC Johnson employee engaged in multiple legalbattles with the company.
Suicide lawyer’s R100m scam
The five days before he put a gun to his head and committed suicide were sheer hell for Durban attorney Colin Cowan.
Attorney who shut down isle rackets dies at 87
James Simpson, who investigated and prosecuted the civil cases that shut down organized gambling in the county in 1957, died Saturday.
Lawyer wants raise for mayor
Bensalem
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.
Shamed lawyer who robbed clients out of jail and back in business
EXCLUSIVE: A CROOKED lawyer jailed for stealing money from dead clients is back in business, we can reveal.
Attorney now hopeful on adoption-ban filing
An attorney for a Little Rock psychiatrist who endorses the ban on allowing unmarried couples to be foster parents or adopt children said he’s optimistic the Arkansas Supreme Court will accept supporting arguments from his client — despite a previous rejection — now that the justices have allowed similar filings from several groups who oppose the prohibition, Initiated Act 1 of 2008.
Death row inmates wait years for lawyer
SAN FRANCISCO: Thirteen years ago, Edward Patrick Morgan asked the California Supreme Court for a lawyer to investigate and challenge his 1996 death sentence for a murder in Orange County. The court has yet to find him one.
Attorney: Documents seized illegally in B. Elise Miller case
COSHOCTON -- A Coshocton woman's attorney has asked a federal court to exclude documents obtained when federal agents searched her Atwood Terrace home in December 2009. William Doyle, attorney for B. Elise Miller, 56, of Coshocton, filed a memorandum and a motion to suppress the evidence in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
Lawyer approached over mine inquiry
Intermediaries have started looking for legal advice as the families of the Pike River Coal mine disaster prepare for a Royal Commission of Inquiry. read more
DuPage exec's first task: New state's attorney
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. "I want an experienced crime-fighting prosecutor, a no-nonsense state's attorney," said Cronin, who will be sworn in Dec. 6. "It is what DuPage County residents ...
Kuwait lawyer sues Lebanon officials over 'illegal arrest'
A prominent Kuwaiti lawyer who previously defended people suspected of Al-Qaeda links said he filed a lawsuit on Sunday against Lebanon's premier over his alleged illegal detention and mistreatment.
Attorney General: County must allow electronic access to land records
An attorney general ruling that the Hidalgo County Clerk’s Office must provide access to the county’s database of electronic land records using a computer’s USB port is a major open records victory for Texas, an open government advocate said....
Attorney trying again on adoption-ban case brief
 An attorney who had a brief in an adoption-ban case rejected by the Arkansas Supreme Court is hopeful the court will reconsider and allow the filing.
Lawyer claims cops killed youth in cold blood
PETALING JAYA, Nov 29 — The family of a young man shot dead on November 13 after being suspected of robbing a petrol station has accused the police of killing him in cold blood. Muhammad Hanafi Omar, 22, Muhammad Shamil Hafiz Shapiei, 15, and Hairul Nizam Tuah, 20, were gunned down by the police after a reported high-speed car chase in the early ...
Attorney to focus on elder abuse
CHARLESTON, W.Va.--The abuse of elderly persons may be one of the most under-reported crimes, says an assistant prosecutor who is willing to work hard on behalf of victims and see abusers brought to justice. Rob Schulenburg, a 19-year veteran of the Kanawh...
Austin lawyer says case delayed
The lawyer of a man charged with the murder of his girlfriend has accused the prosecution of holding up the case.
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.
High court won’t review lawyer impersonation case
The state Supreme Court has declined to hear a case in which lawyer Wesley S. Spears, who formerly practiced in Hartford, won a $73,000 judgment against Hartford lawyer Joseph S. Elder based on the accusation that Elder impersonated Spears in a telephone conversation with a police officer investigating possible misconduct.
Complainant’s story on Enfield kidnapping "concocted," defense lawyer says
The lawyer representing a Suffield man accused of kidnapping, assaulting, and robbing another man at gunpoint in Enfield in September said Wednesday in Hartford Superior Court that the complainant’s story appears to be largely “concocted.”
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.
Lawyer on Pike River inquiry
Prime Minister John Key has announced a Royal Commission of Inquiry on Pike River.
Lawyer suing 'Sex and the City's' Chris Noth for allegedly stiffing him out of $109K
A lawyer is suing "Sex and the City" star Chris Noth, saying he and his partner in the defunct Cutting Room nightclub took advantage of a banking error and stiffed him out of $109,000. Samuel Hagan accuses them of stripping the club of its assets after he erroneously refunded...
Monroe attorney Jay Morris announces for state house
Monroe attorney Jay Morris has joined the race to fill the state House seat of term-limited Rep. Kay Kellogg Katz.
Dewani lawyer slams press
Shrien Dewani's lawyer says that his client hasn't confirmed any facts reported by the media.
Attorney in overturned ‘05 murder trial says judge made correct decision
Author(s):  Cain Madden David Jackson Williams’ appeals attorney, David Hill, said it was the correct legal decision for the Mississippi Supreme Court to overturn Williams’ 2007 murder conviction and allow him a new trial. Hill said the original trial attorney was not allowed to offer the jury that Demetria Bracey, whom Williams was convicted of killing, had killed herself in a suicide pact she ...
Attorney: Evidence was circumstantial
STOCKTON - Emotions and not a rational application of the law led jurors to find a Stockton man guilty of first-degree murder on charges he killed his daughter's lover in the cab of a parked big rig.
Attorney's killing is full of mystery
More than a month after attorney Nicholas Ianni Jr. was fatally shot in his Novi apartment, his killing remains a mystery.
Doomadgee family lawyer suggests conflict-of-interest fears
Conflict-of-interest concerns have been raised as the Queensland Police Service (QPS) considers misconduct action against 6 officers who investigated the 2004 Palm Island death in custody of Cameron Doomadgee.
Wanted: 'High profile' candidate for city attorney
Two "high profile" lawyers remain candidates to take over as Warren city attorney, a key post that has been vacant since the retirement of David Richards in August, Mayor James Fouts said Wednesday.
Texas sides with company seeking land records via USB
The Attorney General ruled that a USB is a storage device like a CD or a DVD and must be treated as one.
Acting Oceania president to fly to Zurich
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N.C.'s attorney general offers online shopping tips
RALEIGH (AP) — North Carolina's attorney general says shoppers need to be vigilant whether they are buying gifts in the store or online. read more
Undocumented Picasso trove appears in France
A lawyer for the administrator of Pablo Picasso's estate says a retired French electrician and his wife have come forward with 271 previously unknown works by the artist.
Attorney General's Office now investigating 8 for-profit colleges
TAMPA — The Florida Attorney General's Office has added three schools to its statewide investigation of student recruiting at for-profit colleges.