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MN Attorney General files suit against Taxmasters
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing TaxMasters Inc., a company that runs frequent TV ads promising to help consumers
Attorney: Drugs Caused Va. Coed's Death
Attorneys defending a former University of Virginia lacrosse player accused of murdering a member of the women's team are asking for the woman's medical records in an attempt to show that prescription drugs caused her death.
Attorney Frenkel Expects More Insider-Trading Arrests
Dec. 16 (Bloomberg) -- Jacob Frenkel, a partner at Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, discusses the latest arrests related to a U.S. investigation on insider trading.
SEC charges Kenneth Starr's lawyer with aiding fraud
A lawyer for crooked money manager-to-the-stars Kenneth Starr was indicted today for allegedly helping him bilk his investors out of some $20 million. Jonathan Bristol, a former partner at Winston & Strawn, funneled stolen investor funds to Starr through escrow accounts from November 2008 through May of this year, authorities say...
Attorney General's cancer has spread
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The test results are back and the news is not good for Utah's attorney general. According to the attorney general's office, Mark Shurtleff's cancer has spread. Reportedly, in tests, the cancer was detected in several of Shurtleff's lymph nodes. Recently, the attorney general has his inflamed appendix removed. At that time, a malignant tumor was found in his appendix ...
BOE to extend attorney contract
The Cumberland County Board of Education attorney contract committee and BOE attorney Earl Patton have agreed to extend the current attorney contract to July 1, 2011 and work on negotiating a new contract in conjunction with budget development for the following year.
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.
Colorado attorney general settles $13.25 million suit with DirecTV
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Dec. 15 that his office has joined a $13.25 million multi-state settlement with DirecTV to settle allegations that the satellite television provider engaged in deceptive trade practices. Colorado will receive $185,000 under the multistate settlement.
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.
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.
Attorney chosen for vacated seat on Zionsville Town Council
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. -- Jeff Papa, chief of staff of the Indiana Senate and an attorney, now has a seat on the Zionsville Town Council.
Detroit lawyer: Ex-cop monitor stalling repayment
Sheryl Robinson Wood - ousted as Detroit's police reform monitor because of a secret affair with Kwame Kilpatrick - and her former employers can't hang onto $10 million in fees by blaming each other or the former mayor, city attorneys argues in legal papers filed this morning federal court.
Tobacco company lawyer asks Boston jury to forgive company's past mistakes
Evans Family Marie Evans and her son, William, posed for a photograph in 2002, the year she died of lung cancer. By Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff A lawyer or the tobacco company found responsible for the death of...
Attorney chosen for vacated seat on Zionsville Town Council
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. -- Jeff Papa, chief of staff of the Indiana Senate and an attorney, now has a seat on the Zionsville Town Council.
Attorney: 'DJK's roommate will plead not guilty
IOWA CITY, Iowa — One of the state’s most high-profile lawyers will represent star Iowa wide receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos against drug charges, and an attorney for the player’s roommate said Thursday his client has been unfairly labeled a drug dealer.
Lawyer for disgraced celebrity adviser is arrested
A former lawyer for a financial adviser to celebrity clients was arrested Thursday on money-laundering charges filed in New York alleging he helped conceal the adviser's Ponzi-like scheme.
Attorney General investigates Riverbank
Many folks filed complaints with the Attorney General's office after Riverbank Family and Fitness in Terre Haute closed and kept its members' payments.
Attorney General Issues Warning to Consumers
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is warning Nevada consumers to beware of unscrupulous people engaged in deceptive trade activities during this holiday season. Of particular note are the sale of counterfeit or pirated merchandise and identity theft.
Lawyer: Mom to admit strangling student
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A New York woman plans to plead guilty to killing her daughter, her lawyer says.
Christmas Bomber Lawyer to Challenge Gov't Case
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's Legal Adviser Indicates He Plans to Challenge Governemnt's Case
Lawyer will be charged in Quakertown hunter killing
A Montgomery County lawyer will be charged Friday in the shooting death of a Quakertown hunter on the opening day of firearms deer season, according to the Bucks County district attorney.
Hiring a Lawyer for Loan-Modification Help
Lawyers typically know the ins and outs of the welter of government homeowner-assistance programs.
Lawyer To Be Charged In Hunter Death
A lawyer whose had several encounters with the law himself is now facing charges in the death of a hunter.
Lawyer to be charged Friday in hunter’s death
Attorney David M. Manilla will be charged Friday in the Nov. 29 shooting death of a Bucks County hunter, authorities announced Thursday afternoon.
Utah attorney general to undergo chemotherapy for cancer
Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff must undergo chemotherapy after doctors discovered a cancerous growth removed from his...
Lawyer for disgraced celebrity adviser is arrested
A former lawyer for a financial adviser to celebrity clients was arrested Thursday on money-laundering charges filed in New York alleging he helped conceal the adviser's Ponzi-like scheme.
Lawyer: NY cop killing of Mass. student was murder
The police killing of a college football player was "nothing short of intentional murder," a lawyer for the student's family said Thursday as he renewed his demand for an independent prosecutor to investigate the off-campus shooting. Attorney Michael Sussman's charge was an escalation of his previous comments on the Oct.
Lawyer: NY cop killing of Mass. student was murder
A lawyer for the family of a college student killed by New York police says the shooting was "intentional murder."
Attorney Tells Heather Keaton's Side
The attorney for a mother accused in a horrific case of child abuse is telling her side of the story. Heather Keaton, 22, is in jail facing two counts of...
Lawyer: NY cop killing of Mass. student was murder
The police killing of a college football player was "nothing short of intentional murder," a lawyer for the student's family said Thursday as he renewed his demand for an independent prosecutor to investigate the off-campus shooting.
A low-key lawyer makes millions on Vernon's dime
Attorney Eric T. Fresch wields vast power but is little known in the industrial city of Vernon. Eric T. Fresch is Vernon's million-dollar man, a lawyer and former administrator who is not only one of the nation's highest paid public officials ever, but one of the least known.
Lawyer: Cop shooting of Pace football player was murder
The police killing of a college football player was "nothing short of intentional murder," a lawyer for the student's family said Thursday as he renewed his demand for an independent prosecutor to investigate the off-campus shooting.
Lawyer: DJ Henry killing was murder
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A lawyer for the family of a New York college student killed by police says the shooting was intentional murder.
Lawyer Renews Demand For Special Prosecutor
Attorney for the Henrys Michael Sussman says he has requested Gov. David Paterson to appoint a special prosecutor for the D.J. Henry case.
Attorney sues two officers
Man claims one was having an affair with his wife, leading to an unlawful arrest.
San Bernardino County district attorney attends meeting with Gov.-elect Jerry Brown
San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael A. Ramos was among a statewide contingent of law enforcement officials who met with Gov.-elect Jerry Brown this week to discuss major issues.
Fire district settles suit brought by attorney general
For the next two years, and possibly longer, the Northeast firedistrict will provide the Missouri Attorney General's office copiesof notices for all district meetings, minutes of those meetings,all requests the district receives for public records and itsresponses to those requests.
Lawyer: NY cop killing of Mass. student was murder
A lawyer for the family of a college student killed by New York police says the shooting was "intentional murder."
Colorado attorney general settles $13.25 million suit with DirecTV
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Dec. 15 that his office has joined a $13.25 million multi-state settlement with DirecTV to settle allegations that the satellite television provider engaged in deceptive trade practices. Colorado will receive $185,000 under the multistate settlement.
Lawyer: Cop killing of Henry was murder
The police killing of a college football player was ''nothing short of intentional murder,'' a lawyer for the student's family said Thursday as he renewed his demand for an independent prosecutor to investigate the off-campus shooting.
Lawyer calls Pace shooting a murder
The police killing of a college football player from Easton, Mass., was “nothing short of intentional murder,’’ a lawyer for the student’s family said yesterday as he renewed his demand for an independent prosecutor to investigate the off-campus shooting.
Attorney offers free help to city in police corruption suits
High-profile Tulsa attorney Clark Brewster has offered to represent the city for free in the three current and any future police corruption-related lawsuits, saving the city a minimum of $900,000.
Lawyer: Killing of Danroy Henry was murder
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The police killing of a college football player was "nothing short of intentional murder,"...
Prominent lawyer attacked in car by mob
BEIJING - A Beijing lawyer connected with a prominent drunken driving case was attacked by a mob as he drove his car on Tuesday night.
Attorney general investigating Riverbank
The Indiana Attorney General’s office is investigating about 30 complaints from people who bought memberships to Riverbank Family and Fitness and then apparently lost their money when the facility abruptly closed the week of Dec. 6.  
Lawyer will be charged in Quakertown hunter killing
A Montgomery County lawyer will be charged Friday in the shooting death of a Quakertown hunter on the opening day of firearms deer season, according to the Bucks County district attorney.
Attorney Files Complaint Against Hooters For NOW
A Bay Area attorney filed a complaint on behalf of the National Organization for Women in San Francisco Thursday alleging the Hooters restaurant chain was violating state and local laws by marketing itself as an adult-oriented business while selling food and products to minors.
Lawyer: Student Shot By Cops Was Murdered
The police killing of a college football player was "nothing short of intentional murder," a lawyer for the student's family said.
Colorado attorney general settles $13.25 million suit with DirecTV
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Dec. 15 that his office has joined a $13.25 million multi-state settlement with DirecTV to settle allegations that the satellite television provider engaged in deceptive trade practices. Colorado will receive $185,000 under the multistate settlement.
Starr's Lawyer Arrested
A lawyer for shamed celebrity investor KENNETH STARR has been released on $1 million (666,000) bail after he was charged with helping cover up the financial...