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Incoming NY attorney general picks top staff
ALBANY -- New York Attorney General-elect Eric Schneiderman has picked ex-Manhattan prosecutor Harlan Levy as his first deputy attorney general. A partner at Boies Schiller & Flexner, he chairs the Council on Criminal Justice of the New York City Bar Association.
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.
New "Sheriff" on Wall Street fills top six jobs
New York Attorney General-elect Eric Schneiderman named six lawyers to join his legal staff, including a top trial lawyer as his chief deputy, when he becomes the new "Sheriff of Wall Street" on January 1.
Attorney sues hotels that allegedly allow prostitution
Lawsuits were filed against three Oakland hotel owners that allegedly allowed their businesses to be used for prostitution.
Boxer Christy Martin gets celebrity lawyer Allred
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The former women's boxing champion who police say was attacked by her husband last month in Orlando has hired celebrity attorney Gloria Allred.
Boxer hires celebrity attorney Allred
The husband of former women's boxing champion Christy Martin was denied bail Wednesday after a judge concluded he had started a bedroom fight that prosecutors say left his wife with stab wounds in her chest, a knife gash in her leg and bullet shrapnel lodged in her back. Circuit Judge Thomas Mihok ordered James Martin to remain in jail until his trial on attempted first-degree murder and...
Attorney General: Some past ferry fare hikes OK
The state attorney general's office says ferry fare increases approved last month are legal, despite the passage of a Tim Eyman initiative that requires the Legislature to pass fee increases.
Boxer hires celebrity attorney Allred
The husband of former women's boxing champion Christy Martin was denied bail Wednesday after a judge concluded he had started a bedroom fight that prosecutors say left his wife with stab wounds in her chest, a knife gash in her leg and bullet shrapnel lodged in her back.
Kennedy cousin lawyer heading to prison over taxes
An attorney who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial was sentenced Wednesday to one year and one day in federal prison for failing to pay about $420,000 in income taxes.
Vancouver lawyer to resign in the face of disciplinary proceedings
Vancouver lawyer Robert Palkowski will resign in the face of disciplinary proceedings related to allegations of professional misconduct.
Vancouver lawyer to resign in the face of disciplinary proceedings
Vancouver lawyer Robert Palkowski will resign in the face of disciplinary proceedings related to allegations of professional misconduct.
Defense Lawyer Michael Sherman Sentenced To Jail
Sometimes it just does a heart good when you hear about a defense lawyer sentenced to jail. That’s just what happened today to a name many may be familiar with, defense lawyer Michael Sherman. . . .
West Van lawyer resigns before start of disciplinary hearing
A controversial West Vancouver lawyer has resigned ahead of a disciplinary hearing at which he was likely to be disbarred, the Law Society of B.C. announced.
Attorney General says ferry fares approved in November are OK
OLYMPIA, Wash. - The state attorney general's office says that the state can move ahead with ferry fare increases because they were approved before a voter-approved initiative dealing with taxes and fees took effect. A legal memo sent to state officials Wednesday says that Initiative 1053 has no affect on fare increases approved by the state Transportation Commission on Nov. 15. The memo ...
Attorney General says ferry fares approved in November are OK
The state attorney general's office says that the state can move ahead with ferry fare increases because they were approved before a voter-approved initiative dealing with taxes and fees took effect.
Marine City attorney excused from regular meetings
Back in February, the Marine City Commission voted to excuse City Attorney George Joachim from regular attendance at city meetings. It was a cost-cutting move, done to trim some extra dollars off the city budget.
Lawyer accused of 'very serious' misconduct resigns
A Vancouver lawyer who once negotiated an oil trade agreement with Saddam Hussein has resigned from practice in the face of possible disbarment over allegations of "very serious" misconduct.
Baltimore, attorney differ over secrecy in arrest settlement
Lawyer says city officials misrepresented confidentiality agreement in wrongful arrest Lawyer: City misrepresented confidentiality agreement
Attorney general worries about home-grown terror
Attorney General Eric Holder says he's worried about terrorist attacks on the U.S. by Americans. And high on his list of concerns is the threat posed by anti-American cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S. citizen believed to be hiding in Yemen.
Skakel lawyer gets year in jail
An lawyer who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial was sentenced yesterday to one year and one day in federal prison for failing to pay about $420,000 in income taxes.
Lawyer's 'secret' bail application rejected
A Supreme Court judge has refused an application by lawyers for Perth barrister Lloyd Rayney to hear his bail application in secret.
Attorney: Don't try accused as adult
The attorney representing a 16-year-old Altoona Area High School student accused of stabbing a fellow 10th-grader last week will seek to have the case against his client moved to Blair County juvenile court. Jeremiah I.
Fostoria attorney's conviction overturned
A court ruling involving a Fostoria attorney convicted of two counts of tampering with evidence was reversed this week in the Third District Court of Appeals in Lima. The case involving Donald J.
Attorney general opinion questions constitutionality of several tax credits
The opinion by outgoing Attorney General Drew Edmondson was requested by Rep. David Dank, who wants to set up a panel to study the state's tax credits.
Attorney's conviction reversed
LIMA -- The 3rd District Court of Appeals, Lima, has reversed Fostoria attorney Don Guernsey's 2009 conviction on two counts of tampering with evidence, each a third-degree felony, according to the Review Times newspaper in Fostoria.
Mozambique: Attorney General Warns Against Drug Corridors
Mozambique's Attorney General, Augusto Paulino, declared on Tuesday that state institutions must prevent the country's borders from being corridors for drug trafficking and money laundering.
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.
West Van lawyer resigns before start of disciplinary hearing
A controversial West Vancouver lawyer has resigned ahead of a disciplinary hearing at which he was likely to be disbarred, the Law Society of B.C. announced.
16 lawyers receive Queen's counsel designations in 2010
A lawyer challenging the provincial law that requires civil marriage commissioners to perform gay marriages is one of 16 lawyers to receive Queen's counsel designations this year.
Nuns attorney in sex abuse case reprimanded
A Milwaukee attorney who defended a nun convicted of sexually abusing two teenage boys was reprimanded and fined Tuesday for also initially representing one of the victims.
Marine City attorney excused from regular meetings
Back in February, the Marine City Commission voted to excuse City Attorney George Joachim from regular attendance at city meetings. It was a cost-cutting move, done to trim some extra dollars off the city budget.
Lawyer: Man In Mass. Pizza Prank Agrees To Pay Up
Lawyer: Man Who Ordered 178 Pizzas, Pretended To Represent Dylan Agrees To Pay Restaurant
Lawyer: Man In Mass. Pizza Prank Agrees To Pay Up
Lawyer: Man Who Ordered 178 Pizzas, Pretended To Represent Dylan Agrees To Pay Restaurant
Lawyer: Man in Mass. pizza prank agrees to pay up
A man wearing a Bob Dylan backstage pass who ordered 178 pizzas from a Massachusetts pizza parlor but never picked them up has agreed to hand over the dough.
Lawyer: Man in Amherst pizza prank to pay
A man wearing a Bob Dylan backstage pass who ordered nearly $4,000 worth of pizzas from an Amherst pizza parlor but never picked them up has agreed to hand over the dough.
Lawyer: Pizza Prankster to Hand Over Dough
AMHERST, Mass. -- A man wearing a Bob Dylan backstage pass who ordered 178 pizzas from a Massachusetts pizza parlor but never picked them up has agreed to hand over the dough.
Zeeland attorney elected to lead Ottawa Republicans
Zeeland attorney Adam Tountas was elected as the next chairman of the Ottawa County Republican Party.
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 Flips on Fugitive GOP Donor Who Allegedly Scammed Millions
Bobby Thompson ran sham veterans charity and fled the country, lawyer now believes.
Marine City attorney excused from regular meetings
Back in February, the Marine City Commission voted to excuse City Attorney George Joachim from regular attendance at city meetings. It was a cost-cutting move, done to trim some extra dollars off the city budget.
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.
Attorney jailed for vehicular homicide asks for clemency
A New Mexico attorney serving nearly seven years behind bars for vehicular homicide is asking the outgoing governor for clemency.
Lawyer: Man in Mass. pizza prank agrees to pay up
A man wearing a Bob Dylan backstage pass who ordered 178 pizzas from a Massachusetts pizza parlor but never picked them up has agreed to hand over the dough.
Settlement upheld, but lawyer sanctioned
WORCESTER - A federal magistrate has denied the cityand#8217;s bid to back out of a $47,500 settlement in a police brutality lawsuit, but ordered the plaintiffand#8217;s lawyer to repay the city $3,707 in legal fees after he violated the terms of the agreement by speaking to the Telegram and Gazette about the merits of the case.
Big stink lifting between hotshot lawyer and her battered chef sweetie
What's a couple of perfume bottles to the head between friends? The sweet smell of reconciliation is in the air for the gorgeous hotshot lawyer accused of clubbing her chef sweetie in the head with a pair of glass perfume bottles in their Central Park West co-op Sunday night...
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.
Lawyer: Toyota to pay $10 million in Lexus lawsuit
Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to pay $10 million to the family of four people killed in a runaway Lexus crash that led to recalls of millions of the automaker's vehicles, an attorney said Thursday.
Lawyer: Toyota to pay $10 million in Lexus lawsuit
Toyota Motor Corp. agreed to pay $10 million to the family of four people killed in a runaway Lexus crash that led to recalls of millions of the automaker's vehicles, an attorney said Thursday.
Alameda city attorney taking job in Barstow
Teresa Highsmith is expected to officially start job before the end of the week
State and Attorney General sue Short-Hills based investment firm
Three charged with ponzi scheme out of Short Hills based firm