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Lawyer smoking out of first-floor window sues police after they commit him for 'being suicidal'
Mark Moody, 40, claims the police forced their way into his apartment and handcuffed him before dragging him off for psychiatric assessment.
Lawyer attacks Biden over Assange remarks
An Australian human rights lawyer has been angered by comments made by US vice-president Joe Biden, in which he described Julian Assange as being more terrorist than whistleblower.
Schneider Elected as Maine's Attorney General
William J. Schneider, a former Elma resident and a 1977 Iroquois High School graduate, was elected as attorney general of the State of Maine on Wed., Dec. 2. Unlike most states, where the attorney general is elected by a popular vote, Maine decides who will hold the post by a secret vote of the State Legislature.
Lawyer savages US comments on Assange
An Australian human rights lawyer has hit back at US vice-president Joe Biden's comments about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Governor picks attorney general
David M. Louie, a trial lawyer and managing partner with the Honolulu law firm of Roeca Louie & Hiraoka, was nominated yesterday by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to be Hawaii's next attorney general.
Lawyer savages US comments on Assange
Says WikiLeaks founder denied presumption of innocence. 20 Dec 2010 10:28 PM
Jean Chatzky: When to be your own lawyer
Should you be your own lawyer? This is not a hypothetical question,
Maricopa County supervisors, attorney mend ties
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and the county Board of Supervisors will announce today that the duty of representing the county in civil court cases will return to the County Attorney's Office.
Sister Pleads for Return of Missing Lawyer-Dancer
Police in Las Vegas are searching for a showgirl who has been missing for more than a week, and the her sister believes the dancer may be in danger. 'Bring her home. Let her go. Let us know something. What is it that you want?' Celeste Flores-Narvaez said in an open plea for her sister's return.
Santa Ana to pay retiring attorney $140,000
SANTA ANA – City Attorney Joseph Fletcher will receive a city-paid severance worth more than $140,000 when he steps down this month, even though all sides describe his departure as voluntary. Fletcher's contract promises him a severance package...
Assange’s lawyer wants investigation of leaks (about Assange)
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a big believer in leaks as a way to shed light on corruption, backroom diplomatic deals and war. But his lawyers aren't happy to see information now being leaked about Assange. The Guardian published new details Friday night about the rape and sexual assault claims made in Sweden against Assange, [... ]
Video: Berks County District Attorney announces drug ring arrests
Today Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams announced that nine people have been arrested for operating a major drug ring. The defendants are Eduardo Hernandez, Juan Gonzalez, Rolando Bonilla-Cortege, Randy Robertson, Reinaldo Sanchez, Shaun Curtis Kocher, Daryl James Robertson, Gustavo Morales, all of Reading, and Jose Vega of Lancaster County. The drug ring was centered in the City of ...
Lawyer's call for action against dissolution judges
A legal advocate yesterday petitioned for an impeachment proceeding against four Constitution Court judges who formed the majority opinion dismissing the two Democrat Party dissolution cases.
BlockShopper Dishes the Basics on Lawyer Real Estate Transactions
Our friends at Above the Law occasionally go all "Cribs" with their Lawyerly Lairs feature. But to make those pages, a lawyer and/or his lair have to be pretty high profile. If you're interested, though, in what kind of pads the rest of the herd is buying and selling, at least in New York, you should go cruise around BlockShopper. It's a pretty no-frills site, featuring blurbs on recent real ...
Jindal Appoints Former Top Lawyer to 16-Member UL Board
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Gov. Bobby Jindal has chosen his former executive counsel to guide higher education policy for the University of Louisiana System. Jindal picked lawyer Jimmy Faircloth, of Alexandria, to be one of the governor's appointees to the UL System Board of Supervisors. Faircloth was the governor's top lawyer for a year and a half after Jindal took office in 2008 and helped lead ...
Goolge declines to hand over Street View data to Connecticut's attorney general
Google may be facing a new legal battle in Connecticut stemming from its controversial Street View program. Last week, Google missed a deadline set by Connecticut’s attorney general to turnover data collected by Street View vehicles from unsecured Wi-Fi networks around the state.
Iran filmmaker Panahi gets six years in jail: lawyer
Celebrated Iranian filmmaker and vocal backer of the opposition movement, Jafar Panahi, has been handed six years in jail and banned from making films and leaving Iran for 20 years, his lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer: Iranian filmmaker jailed, banned from working for 20 years
Tehran - Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi has been given a six-year jail sentence and 20-year work ban for propagating against the Islamic establishment, his lawyer told the ISNA news agency on Monday.
Local lawyer charged with mortgage fraud
By Jenifer B. McKim, Globe Staff A Boston attorney has been charged with multiple counts of wire fraud and money...
Lawyer savages US comments on Assange
An Australian human rights lawyer has hit back at US vice-president Joe Biden's comments that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is more of a hi-tech terrorist than a whistleblower. read more
Google Hand Over Wi-Fi Info to Conn. Attorney General
In May 2010, Google announced it had inadvertently collected private information from innocent people when the Google Maps cars and drivers accidentally received it over Wi-Fi connections. Now, after having disclosed that information to other countries such as France and Germany and even destroyed Ireland's information, Google refuses to hand over the same information to the Connecticut Attorney ...
U.S. Attorney Takes $99M In Debts In 2010
The U.S. Attorney's office in Chicago collected about $99 million from criminal and civil debts in 2010.
Attorney for St. Matthews store owner asks judge to recuse herself in arson case
The attorney for a St. Matthews shop owner sentenced to 12 years in prison for burning down her business asked Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Audra Eckerle on Monday to recuse herself from the case and accused Eckerle of conspiring to have supporters file bar complaints against him for comments he made to the media.
Attorney for St. Matthews store owner asks judge to recuse herself in arson case
The attorney for a St. Matthews shop owner sentenced to 12 years in prison for burning down her business asked Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Audra Eckerle on Monday to recuse herself from the case and accused Eckerle of conspiring to have supporters file bar complaints against him for comments he made to the media.
Lawyer savages US comments on Assange
An Australian human rights lawyer has hit back at US vice-president Joe Biden's comments that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is more of a hi-tech terrorist than a whistleblower.
Ivory Coast seeks election help from US lawyer
Embattled Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo has hired a prominent American lawyer to determine ways to peacefully resolve the postelection crisis in that West African country.
Attorney General announces consent judgment against Elite Financial Services
Settlement requires refund of all fees paid by Missouri customers and cease of operations in Missouri.
In the Spotlight: Expat Lawyer Sues Over Sex Discrimination
Deidre Clark, the Moscow expat lawyer-turned-raunchy novelist, is suing her former firm, Allen & Overy, for unfair dismissal and sex discrimination.
Attorney Wants Judge Off Arson Case
The attorney for a store owner convicted of burning down her own business is asking the judge to recuse herself from the case.
Lawyer Jeffrey Root acquitted of all charges
WELLAND — Former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Root "was very stupid and showed poor judgment in the extreme" for agreeing to meet with an undercover RCMP officer and discuss ways to launder dirty money, but a judge found there was no evidence he intended to commit a crime.[...]
Ramli’s lawyer freed of charge
KUALA LUMPUR: The lawyer for former Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Datuk Ramli Yusuff has been acquitted by a Sessions court of a charge of failing to disclose information regarding his assets.
Attorney in stabbing case says he might argue self-defense
An attorney for a Fort Leavenworth soldier charged in a downtown Lawrence stabbing says self-defense could come into play in the case.
Attorney General Madigan Distributres $1.2 Million to Illinois' Eight Regional Food Banks
Funds from Legal Settlement Will Feed People in Need in All 102 Counties
Lawyer: Ex-Soldier with PTSD the Target of Vindictive Prosecution
An attorney for a former soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder is firing back at felony charges against their client, saying that he is the target of prosecutorial vindictiveness.
Attorney admits stealing client's ID
A Chester County attorney tearfully told a judge Monday that gambling problems led him to steal from an Upper Saucon Township client.
No action likely this year on U District strip club by city attorney
The City Attorney's Office said Monday it doesn't expect to take action against Jiggles, a strip club that opened last week in the University District, before the end of the year.
Senior lawyer freed of charge for failing to declare assets
KUALA LUMPUR: Senior lawyer Rosli Dahlan walked out of the Sessions Court here without his defence being called [...]
WikiLeaks: Attorney-General wanted anti-nuke policy axed
Current Attorney-General Chris Finlayson wanted to overturn New Zealand's anti-nuclear legislation without a public vote, a WikiLeaks cable reveals. The cable from February 2006 describes a move to change National Party policy to unreservedly support anti-nuclear ...
New lawyer for Lakewood developer accused in Ponzi scheme
Accused Ponzi-schemer Eliyahu Weinstein has a new lawyer, this one supplied by the government.
Charles Griffin denies allegations in libel suit
Anderson lawyer Charles Griffin has filed a response to Michael Montepara’s allegations against him in a libel lawsuit.
U.S. attorney's office says it recovered $99 million
Funds include restitution by Ponzi schemers, crooked doctors The U.S. attorney's office in Chicago said Monday that it collected $99 million in fiscal 2010 by tracking down money owed by Ponzi schemers, crooked doctors and others in connection with criminal and civil cases.
Attorney: Client not texting before hitting man
Woman taken into custody last week on felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter.
Attorney back on the job
When the Times Union inquired two weeks ago about the mechanism under which Van Norden was getting his salary, Mayor Brian U. Stratton and members of his administration had refused to explain how, other than saying the attorney was on "accumulated leave." Van Norden added that there is a section of city code that lays out leave benefits for employees like himself, and that he was entitled to ...
Attorney General candidate Brodsky brings campaign to Ithaca
In a five-horse race, it's hard to stand out from the pack, but Richard Brodsky is confident his reputation as a reformer will allow him to nose ahead and become New York's next attorney general when voters go to the polls in November.
Mexican lawyer released by kidnappers
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A prominent Mexican lawyer and former presidential candidate was tight-lipped about his seven months in captivity after his kidnappers freed him Monday.
Lawyer has not reported hit-and-run truck stolen
A North Andover lawyer who said his wife's truck was stolen before it was involved a hit-and-run accident has not officially reported the 2007 Chevy Avalanche stolen.
Lawyer cleared of rape charge
A CRIMINAL lawyer has been cleared of allegations he raped a woman on the bonnet of a parked car.
Lawyer cleared of rape charge
A CRIMINAL lawyer has been cleared of allegations he raped a woman on the bonnet of a car.
Retiring lawyer donates $100K
Some of his clients lived in tents, or under bridges. Others endured abuse or faced eviction. Through 31 years at Rappahannock Legal Services in Fredericksburg, Bill Botts grew close to hundreds of clients....
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.