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La.'s 1st female US attorney
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Stephanie A. Finley's ascension to U.S. attorney for the Western District of Louisiana, chosen by President Barack Obama, is a study in what the love of a determined mother can do. It also has plenty to say about what smarts and pluck can accomplish.
Attorney For Fired Betty Ford Worker: She Has No Plans To Sue Lindsay Lohan
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- An attorney for Dawn Holland, the former Betty Ford Center worker who accused Lindsay Lohan of battery (and was later fired for speaking to the media), said his client has no plans to take legal action against the actress over the incident.
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.
Attorney Mickey Sherman to wrap up his cases before starting his own prison sentence next month
DANBURY -- Celebrity lawyer Mickey Sherman will continue to represent cases in the same professional manner that he has for most of his career until he surrenders to federal authorities next month to start a prison sentence, his attorney said.
Lawyer out to prove innocence over wife's murder
Perth barrister Lloyd Rayney says he is looking forward to proving his innocence after he was released on bail on a charge of murder.
Interim city attorney focus of attention in Alameda
BARSTOW• City Council appointed a interim city attorney Monday unaware of her involvement with an investigation of a councilmember in Alameda that racked up more than $100,000 in legal fees, some of which went to her current law firm. Teresa...
Crime › Lawyer's widow disputes police version of husband's murder
The widow of an Akita lawyer who was killed in November on Thursday condemned the conduct of police present at the scene of her husband's…
Lawyer faces more theft charges
Covington lawyer Patrick Moeves is now charged with stealing nearly $100,000 from three clients, and authorities say there could be more victims.
More anti-war activists subpoenaed, attorney says
Action apparently part of federal terror-funding inquiry More federal grand jury subpoenas went out this week as part of an apparent investigation into possible links between U.S. anti-war groups and foreign terrorist organizations, according to an attorney for the anti-war activists.
More anti-war activists subpoenaed, attorney says
Action apparently part of federal terror-funding inquiry More federal grand jury subpoenas went out this week as part of an apparent investigation into possible links between U.S. anti-war groups and foreign terrorist organizations, according to an attorney for the anti-war activists.
Lawyer says $58,000 sanction is unjust
A Jackson lawyer said Tuesday she plans to fight a federal judge’s order to pay $58,000 of an opposing attorney’s fees as a sanction for pretrial misconduct.
Lawyer says Taurasi tested positive for stimulant
NEW YORK (AP) -- The lawyer for WNBA standout Diana Taurasi tells The Associated Press that the former UConn star has tested positive for a mild stimulant while playing in a pro basketball league overseas.
Attorney Mickey Sherman will wrap up his cases before starting his prison sentence next month
DANBURY -- Celebrity lawyer Mickey Sherman will continue to represent clients until he surrenders to federal authorities next month to start a prison sentence, his attorney said.
Attorney Mickey Sherman will wrap up his cases before starting his prison sentence next month
DANBURY -- Celebrity lawyer Michael Sherman will continue to represent clients until he surrenders to federal authorities next month to start a prison sentence, his attorney said.
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 almost $400,000 in income taxes.
Lawyer asks for delay in murder trial
The lawyer for a man accused of the 2009 murder of a Framingham man asked a judge yesterday to postpone the trial because he is exploring the possibility of an insanity defense.
Attorney: Arson suspect mentally ill
An attorney representing a Clifton woman charged with setting fire to her own apartment while her brother and two young children were inside said the woman has mental-health problems and is seeking treatment. “This is a mental-health issue,” Gordon Gallagher, making a special appearance on behalf of 22-year-old Kayla Settle, told a judge Thursday during Settle’s first court appearance.
Lawyer: Toyota to pay $10 million in Lexus lawsuit
Los Angeles— 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.
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.
Trial Attorney Raises the Bar for Ethics and Professionalism
Trial attorney receives praise from an Orange County Judge for advocacy, professionalism and ethics in courtroom with a win involving a case of alleged taking of business equipment. (PRWeb December 24, 2010) Read the full story at (link) 20
Child Sex Ring Defendant Will Receive New Attorney
One of the defendants whose conviction and sentence was overturned in the Mineola child sex ring crimes in June will receive a court appointed attorney to represent him.
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.
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's mother posts bail in shooting
RICHLAND - David Manilla is facing a manslaughter charge for allegedly shooting and killing a Quakertown man while hunting in Richland on Nov. 29.
Lawyer: Divorce triggered plot
A Jackson attorney has maintained a sense of humor despite police saying he was the intended target of an assault-for-hire plot.
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.
Bulgarian Lawyer Sues Interior Minister for Slander
A Bulgarian lawyer, who was arrested during the special police operation, codenamed Octopus, had filed a defamation suit against Interior Minister, Tsvetan Tsvetanov.
Real estate firm's attorney blasts prosecutors
An attorney for a Pacific Grove real estate company accused by Monterey County prosecutors of fraudulent practices said Thursday the case is without merit. "We are confident that will be the outcome," said Bill Daniels, a Monterey attorney representing Estates on the Bay Inc.
Assange's accusers are WikiLeaks fans, lawyer says
The two Swedish women accusing Julian Assange of sex crimes are supporters of WikiLeaks, not pawns of the CIA, and they simply seek justice for a violation of their "sexual integrity," their lawyer says.
Lawyer rejects Swiss allegations on nuclear deals
A lawyer for a family of three engineers, suspected of involvement in an alleged secret Libyan nuclear weapons programme before being recruited by the CIA, on Friday rejected a Swiss judge's allegations against them.
Trial Attorney Raises the Bar for Ethics and Professionalism
Trial attorney receives praise from an Orange County Judge for advocacy, professionalism and ethics in courtroom with a win involving a case of alleged taking of business equipment.
Lawyer: Assange Accusers Are WikiLeaks Fans, Too
Says Two Swedish Women Accusing Whistleblower of Sex Crimes Not Driven by Ulterior Motives, Support Website's Work
Lawyer: Assange Accusers Are WikiLeaks Fans, Too
Says Two Swedish Women Accusing Whistleblower of Sex Crimes Not Driven by Ulterior Motives, Support Website's Work
Assange's accusers are WikiLeaks fans: lawyer
The two Swedish women accusing Julian Assange of sex crimes are supporters of WikiLeaks, not pawns of the CIA, and they simply seek justice for a violation of their "sexual integrity," their lawyer says. read more
Julian Assange's accusers are WikiLeaks fans, lawyer says
STOCKHOLM - The two Swedish women accusing Julian Assange of sex crimes are supporters of WikiLeaks, not pawns...
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: Assange's accusers support WikiLeaks
The two Swedish women accusing Julian Assange of sex crimes are supporters of WikiLeaks, not pawns of the CIA, and they simply seek justice for a violation of their "sexual integrity," their lawyer says.
'Jailhouse Lawyer' Spends 15 Years Securing Release [Things We Actually Like]
How "jailhouse lawyer" Jabbar Collins secured his own release after 15 years in prison for a wrongful conviction. [ via ] More »
Lawyer asks for delay in murder trial
The lawyer for a man accused of the 2009 murder of a Framingham man asked a judge Thursday to postpone the trial because he is exploring the possibility of an insanity defense.
Rapadas calls transition into AG office 'smooth'
Guam's newly elected attorney general, Leonardo Rapadas, will be sworn in Jan. 3.
Lawyer: Man's employer liable for drunken driving deaths
A lawyer for an Oakland County jeweler whose family was wiped out by a drunk driver in 2005 urged a federal court jury today to hold the driver's employer responsible.
Fake lawyer facing multiple charges
Prosecutors have charged a man with practicing law without a license, theft, forgery and related charges tied to using a real lawyer's license number.
Attorney: Pilot investigated for videos criticizing security at San Francisco airport
SAN FRANCISCO - A lawyer says federal authorities are investigating a pilot who posted videos critical of security at San Francisco International Airport.
S.C. attorney general reflects on career
COLUMBIA --- Looking back over his eight years in office, Attorney General Henry McMaster can readily list several high-profile victories: winning millions for South Carolina in a pharmaceutical lawsuit; creating courts to prosecute criminal domestic violence; prosecuting the state's largest securities fraud scandal.
Eastday-Lawyer defends Assange charges
THE two Swedish women accusing Julian Assange of sex crimes are not pawns of the CIA, nor do they want revenge or money - they just seek justice for a violation of their "sexual integrity," their lawyer 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.
Lawyer: Feds probe pilot critical of air security
A pilot who posted videos on YouTube that were critical of security at San Francisco International Airport is now the subject of an investigation, the pilot's attorney says.
Lawyer: Feds probe pilot critical of air security
SAN FRANCISCO -- A pilot who posted videos on YouTube that were critical of security at San Francisco International Airport is now the subject of an investigation, the pilot's attorney says.
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.
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.