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Weinstein lawyer: Employer responsible for drunken fatal crash
Detroit— Jurors will begin deliberations this afternoon in the wrongful death case of an employee who drove drunk and killed a mother and her two sons in a horrific crash in Oakland County in 2005.
Kentucky Attorney General Probing Six For-Profit Schools
Kentucky Attorney General Probing Six For-Profit Schools
Attorney search proves difficult
It hasn’t been easy to find an attorney to represent Frank Anthony Souza, the San Quentin inmate who on July 26 stabbed Novatan Edward Schaefer to death with a “bone crusher,” a weapon fashioned from prison bunk-bed metal.
Grand Island City Attorney Announces Resignation
Grand Island City Attorney Dale Shotkoski's last day will be January 14th.
Berlin details vision for DuPage Co. state's attorney's office
DuPage County's newly appointed state's attorney, Robert Berlin, said Wednesday he intends to seek election to the post in two years when his term is up. In his first sit-down interview since taking office Tuesday, Berlin also outlined several proposals he's considering, from creating a "second chance" program for first-time offenders to beefing up Internet sex crime investigations.
Longtime defense lawyer Joe Varon is dead
Joe Varon, a dapper criminal defender known as the Silver Fox, was the go-to lawyer for mobsters, murderers, jewel thieves, dope dealers, gamblers and bookies in Broward County for 40 years.
Julian Assange Lawyer Stephens Says U.K., Not Sweden, Wanted Bail Appeal
Julian Assange ’s lawyer said that Sweden didn’t ask the U.K. government to appeal a judge’s ruling allowing the WikiLeaks founder to be released on bail and that it was “confusing” why the British prosecutors decided to appeal.
Reality hits for new attorney general Kamala Harris: budget first priority
Attorney General-elect Kamala Harris today introduced a cast of law enforcement, technology, environmental and industry leaders as members of her transition team. And, she acknowledged that her first undertaking as the...
Native LV attorney to take chamber post
Attorney Michael Bonner is a rarity these days. Bonner, 54, was born and raised in Las Vegas. That puts him in a small league with roughly 20 percent of the city's residents, the vast majority of whom moved here from other markets during the boom era of the 1990s and early 2000s.
Lawyer struck off
A Hobart lawyer who made a false first home owners grant application has been struck off the roll of legal practitioners.
ANZ Bank Sued by Private Equity Lawyer for Unfair Loan Currency Conversion
Edwards’s loan value rose 47 percent to $4.2 million after the bank converted his U.S. currency and Japanese yen debt to the Australian dollar in November 2008 and May 2009, according to the lawsuit filed with the Singapore High Court. A closed hearing is scheduled today.
ANZ Sued by Private Equity Lawyer for ‘Unfair’ Loan Conversion
Jason Edwards, the chief lawyer at Clearwater Capital Partners LLC, sued Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. claiming his multicurrency loan was unfairly converted, boosting his interest payments.
Lawyer Milloy, Seahawks veterans staying upbeat
"Let's see if we can rise to the challenge," said Seahawks safety Lawyer Milloy entering Sunday's home game with NFC-leading Atlanta.
U.S. Attorney's Q & A
Q: Do you feel there was public corruption that didn'tresult in indictments?
Arkansas Attorney General reaches settlement with DirecTV
The state's Attorney General reached a settlement with satellite television company DirecTV after years of negotiations over what the Attorney General calls unfair treatment to consumers.
Montco lawyer involved in hunting death has checkered past
Daryl Childs says he still feels the effects of the beating he took 25 years ago outside a Norristown gym.
Veteran lawyer chosen to be new L.A. County public defender
A veteran lawyer in the Los Angeles County public defender’s office is said to be the pick to head of the agency, a position that oversees more than 700 defense attorneys who represent indigent defendants in criminal court.
Assange lawyer tries to juggle his many hats
Mark Stephens has become an integral part of both the WikiLeaks coverage and the story itself
In limited cases, you can be your own lawyer
Should you be your own lawyer? This is not a hypothetical question — at least not for many people these days. In a July survey by the American Bar Association, 60 percent of judges said that the number of self-represented cases increased in 2009, likely because of the recession. Sixty-two ...
Red Bank blocks attorney's inquiry
Red Bank's city manager deployed a police lieutenant Wednesday to block a defense attorney's efforts to copy documents concerning termination hearings for his clients, two Red Bank police officers.
Attorney general to get $425,000 from Dannon
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Attorney Generals Office will soon have an additional $425,000 after settling a lawsuit with the Dannon Co. for misrepresenting the health benefits of Activia Yogurt. The Dannon Co. agreed to pay a total of $21 millio...
Weinstein lawyer: Employer responsible for drunken fatal crash
Detroit — Jurors in U.S. District Court today are weighing whether a corporation knew — or should have known — one of its employees was drunk when he left work and killed three people in a drunken driving crash.
Nuttall lawyer says new sentence appropriate
The lawyer for former Queensland minister Gordon Nuttall says his sentence for corruption and perjury "appears to be appropriate".
Attorney denies case interference
Baton Rouge lawyer Peter Q. John, who was indicted in January on charges that accuse him of interfering in a criminal investigation, was merely doing his job, an attorney for John argued Wednesday.
City might hire staff attorney
LEAGUE CITY Talks of hiring a full-time staff attorney have begun as council members prepare to consider new contracts for a judge and prosecutor.
Fake Lawyer Impersonator Arrested
Thomas Lyon was arrested last week and is now behind bars in Milwaukee for allegedly impersonating a lawyer at the Milwaukee Circuit Court
Defense lawyer calls perfume heist evidence 'lies and garbage'
The evidence against a New York City police officer accused of orchestrating a $1 million perfume heist in Carlstadt is based on "lies and garbage," a defense lawyer argued to a jury Wednesday.
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: Pagli mom will admit to Manhattanville slaying
Nearly one year after Marissa Pagli was strangled in her family's apartment at Manhattanville College, her mother is expected to admit in court that she was her daughter's killer.
Dallas makes 'graffiti czar' out of lawyer who wants residents to join cleanup posse
When it comes to graffiti, Dallas lawyer John Barr has been taking matters into his own hands for years.
Montgomery County lawyer involved in hunting death has checkered past
Daryl Childs says he still feels the effects of the beating he took 25 years ago outside a Norristown gym.
DirecTV to pay Pennsylvania and New Jersey Attorney General's Offices
Satellite-TV provider DirecTV will pay the Attorney General's Offices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania a total of $790,000 to reimburse them for investigating allegations of deceptive advertising and unfair sales practices.
Montgomery County lawyer involved in hunting death has checkered past
Daryl Childs says he still feels the effects of the beating he took 25 years ago outside a Norristown gym.
DirecTV to pay Pennsylvania and New Jersey Attorney General's Offices
Satellite-TV provider DirecTV will pay the Attorney General's Offices in New Jersey and Pennsylvania a total of $790,000 to reimburse them for investigating allegations of deceptive advertising and unfair sales practices.
Lawyer to defend role at his child porn trial
As a Sioux Falls lawyer facing child pornography charges prepares to testify today in his own defense, prosecutors have asked the judge to disallow his claim that he downloaded the images and videos as part of his job. Leo Flynn, 62, told investigators that he downloaded the file-sharing service Limewire and began viewing child pornography after a getting a phone call from a former client. In ...
Attorney opens computer lab in Philippines
A Frederick County-based attorney was lauded recently for establishing a computer laboratory for evening high school students in the Republic of the Philippines.
Brunswick attorney establishes computer lab in Philippines
A Brunswick attorney was lauded recently for establishing a computer laboratory for evening high school students in the Republic of the Philippines. The evening high school is a five-year program, with students attending classes Mondays through Saturdays.
Hoskins’ attorney seeks dismissal of all counts
The attorney for Aurora horse farm owner Beth Lynne Hoskins, who is accused of 125 counts of animal cruelty, Wednesday urged the dismissal of 115 misdemeanor charges and challenged the constitutionality of the SPCA’s search and seizure of 73 horses and 53 cats from her farm last March.
Lawyer: Plea expected in NY campus killing
Associated Press - December 16, 2010 7:15 AM ET WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A lawyer says a woman accused of killing her daughter on a Westchester County college campus plans to plead...
Lawyer: Manhattanville Murder Mom Plans To Plead Guilty
A lawyer says a woman accused of killing her daughter on the Manhattanville College campus plans to plead guilty.
Hulk Hogan Ties the Knot in Florida
Attorney: Hulk Hogan marries in small, private ceremony at home in Clearwater Beach, Fla.
Confession a mistake, says lawyer
A LAWYER says he mistakenly confessed to the Carly Ryan murder on his client's behalf because he misheard a "soft-speaking" judge.
UK lawyer sees WikiLeaks’ Assange freed today
LONDON, Dec 16 – WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange was expected to be freed on bail later today after London’s High Court upheld a decision to release him on bond while he fights extradition to Sweden over allegations of sex crimes. “We are expecting Julian to be released some time later today (or) on a worst case analysis tomorrow. But we really ...
Attorney General-elect Kamala Harris announces 11 "smart on Crime' committees
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris announced plans today to introduce 11 committees of elected officials, police chiefs, and educators that are meant to help her transition to her new role as California's attorney general.
Attorney General-elect Kamala Harris announces 11 "smart on Crime' committees
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris announced plans today to introduce 11 committees of elected officials, police chiefs, and educators that are meant to help her transition to her new role as California's attorney general.
Attorney General-elect Kamala Harris announces 11 "smart on Crime' committees
San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris announced plans today to introduce 11 committees of elected officials, police chiefs, and educators that are meant to help her transition to her new role as California's attorney general.
Attorney: 'DJK's Roommate tp Plead Not Guilty
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The attorney for the roommate of Iowa football player Derrell Johnson-Koulianos says his client will plead not guilty to an allegation that he was selling large amounts of marijuana from their home.
SEC Charges Starr's Attorney With Aiding Fraud
Securities regulators have charged an attorney for Kenneth Ira Starr with aiding Starr's alleged multimillion-dollar fraud.
Attorney: 'DJK's Roommate to Plead Not Guilty
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The attorney for the roommate of Iowa football player Derrell Johnson-Koulianos says his client will plead not guilty to an allegation that he was selling large amounts of marijuana from their home.
Ponca City attorney accused of drug trafficking
A Ponca City attorney is in custody Thursday after police arrested him on drug trafficking complaints, said Sherry Bowers, police spokeswoman.