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International Securities Attorney Kenneth Eade Moves to Los Angeles
Securities Attorney Kenneth Eade's Main Office is now located on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles
Zimbabwe to set up WikiLeaks commission
Zimbabwe's attorney general plans to set up a commission to investigate possible treason charges against locals over briefings with U.S. diplomats reported in confidential State Department cables released by WikiLeaks.
Officials mull release of lawyer from hospital
State officials have scheduled a hearing on whether a former Stamford lawyer should be released from a mental hospital where he was sent after a 2007 shooting and home invasion.
Attorney wants session to discuss public access to Jackson lab bond hearing
The controversial Jackson Laboratory project will be on trial and many residents will want to testify or observe the court proceeding. For that reason, Naples attorney Tony Pires has asked Collier County government, the State Attorney’s Office and the attorney for Arthrex Inc. to request a preliminary hearing in January before Collier Circuit Judge Hugh Hayes to decide how to make the court ...
Attorney: Colo. arson suspect seeking mental help
GRAND JUNCTION (AP) - An attorney for a western Colorado woman accused of setting fire to her apartment while her children and brother were there says she is seeking help for mental health problems.
Heather Yakin: Newburgh lawyer shrugs off condo broker report
Newburgh lawyer John Cobb has made the pages of The Wall Street Journal in a quizzical story about sales of condos in a Manhattan high-rise.
Man charged with impersonating lawyer
MILWAUKEE, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- A Milwaukee man is posing as a lawyer by using a real attorney's similar name, authorities charge.
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.
NJ US Attorney nets $69M in fines, forfeitures
The U.S. Department of Justice had a banner year in collecting money in civil and criminal cases in Fiscal Year 2010, with the U.S. Attorney's Office in New Jersey contributing $69 million toward a total of $6.68 billion nationwide in criminal and civil fines and forfeitures, officials said.
Attorney General's Office seeks sanctions against Erie publisher
The state Attorney General's Office has gone to court to ask a judge to fine and possibly, imprison, local publishers Paragon Promotions Inc. for failing to abide by past court orders that sanctioned the company.
Trust is important with powers of attorney
We previously discussed estate planning for the Adams family (not Charles Addams' Morticia and Gomez family) with regard to a will, what it can and cannot do for you and the importance of appropriate beneficiaries for those assets that would normally be distributed outside of the probate process such as an IRA or life insurance proceeds. In our scenario, Mr. and Mrs.
US attorney covering Asheville area tops in forfeiture collections
CHARLOTTE — A U.S. Attorney in North Carolina is closing in on some of the nation's biggest federal prosecutors in collecting forfeitures, according to year-end figures from the government.
Attorney general wins settlement to protect Southern California forests
SAN FRANCISCO – Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. has announced a settlement that requires the U.S. Forest Service to reconsider its plans regarding wilderness lands in four national forests, including the Los Padres, home of the endangered California condor.
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.
Swedish lawyer say Assange accusers not out to bring down WikiLeaks
Julian Assange’s Swedish accusers are supposedly fans of the WikiLeaks website.
Assange's accusers are WikiLeaks fans, lawyer says
The two Swedish women accusing Julian Assange of sex crimes are not pawns of the CIA nor do they hunger for revenge or money -- they just seek justice for a violation of their "sexual integrity," their lawyer says.
Man convicted in 1976 slaying should be paroled, attorney says
STOCKTON - The attorney for a Stockton man convicted of a 1976 murder says nothing should be allowed to block his client being released from prison on parole early next year, despite mounting opposition.
Iran halts execution of Kurdish student: lawyer
Iran has halted the execution of Kurdish student Habibolah Latifi, who was due to be hanged on Sunday for backing a separatist rebel group, his lawyer told the ISNA news agency.
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.
Iranian lawyer: Iran halts hanging of student linked to Kurdish rebels
TEHRAN, Iran - A defence lawyer in Iran says authorities have halted the hanging of a Kurdish student sentenced to death for backing a rebel group.
Kurdish student's execution halted in Iran: lawyer
Iran called a last-minute halt on Sunday to the execution of a Kurdish student activist convicted of "waging war against God" for supporting an anti-government group, his lawyer was quoted as saying.
Lawyer: Iran Halts Execution of Kurdish Student
Lawyer for Habibollah Latifi says execution stopped for a further review of his case
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.
Yardley man, 41, charged with possessing child porn
According to the United States Attorney’s General Office, Michael W. Scheftel of Yardley is charged with possessing child pornography and, if convicted, could face 10 years imprisonment and ordered to pay $250,000.
Lawyer disbarred for neglecting clients
Maryland’s top court has unanimously disbarred an attorney who failed to keep his clients informed about the status of their personal-injury cases and to cooperate with Bar Counsel’s investigation of his lack of diligence. David E. Fox, in a one case, neglected to keep two clients up to date because he himself was “completely [...]
Yardley man, 41, charged with possessing child porn
According to the United States Attorney’s General Office, Michael W. Scheftel of Yardley is charged with possessing child pornography and, if convicted, could face 10 years imprisonment and ordered to pay $250,000.
Attorney general seeks compensation fund for fraud victims
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller wants victims of financial scam artists to be able to recoup their legal costs through a program funded by violators of the state’s consumer protection laws.
Lawyer focuses career on suing senders of spam
SAN FRANCISCO | Daniel Balsam hates spam. Most everybody does, of course. But he has acted on his hate as few have, going far beyond simply hitting the delete button. He sues them. Eight years ago, Mr. Balsam was working as a marketer when he received one too many e-mail ...
Attorney who led NAACP's Indianapolis desegregation case dies
John O. Moss Jr., the attorney who led the NAACP's Indianapolis school desegregation case beginning in the 1960's, passed away this morning at his home. He was 74.
Report: Iran execution halted
The lawyer for a Kurdish-Iranian law student who was scheduled to be executed Sunday says the sentence has been halted, pending an investigation of what his legal team says are irregularities in the case, the semi-official Iran Students' News Agency reported.
Cuccinelli says he’s just doing his job as attorney general
Critics of Virginia’s Ken Cuccinelli accuse him of taking the role of attorney general to new levels of activism, but he says he’s just doing his job.
Ethics panel adds lawyer to arsenal
STAMFORD -- Add to the mounting legal expenses for the ongoing ethics hearings against Republican Board of Finance Chairman Joe Tarzia another lawyer working on the case.
Winnebago County state's attorney looks into offering jail alternative
ROCKFORD — Joe Bruscato is shaping plans for a program that would help keep the county jail from filling up while giving nonviolent offenders a chance to clean up their act.
District opposes attorney fees
The Katonah-Lewisboro School District last month opposed attorney Peter Hoffman’s request for $289,000 in attorney’s fees. Mr. Hoffman had represented the parents of a special education student in suing the district for private school tuition. A judge in October had awarded the parents about $30,000 in tuition for one year at a private school, but rejected their arguments that they were eligible ...
U.S. attorney reflects on complicated cases
CEDAR RAPIDS — U.S. Attorney Stephanie Rose said her first year in office taught some valuable and at times, frustrating lessons, as she wrapped up some big cases — some which had been pending for years.
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 John O. Moss Jr., who led NAACP's indianapolis desegregation case, dies
John O. Moss Jr., the attorney who led the NAACP's Indianapolis school desegregation case beginning in the 1960's, passed away this morning at his home. He was 74.
Ex-US attorney part of Posada tribunal
Former U.S. Attorney Ramsey Clark will take part in a Jan. 9 people's tribunal against ex-CIA operative Luis Posada Carriles.
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.
Full time or part time? Mamaroneck board divided on village attorney position
MAMARONECK — Democrats and Republicans on the Board of Trustees are clashing over whether the village attorney should be a full- or part-time job.
Attorney general’s independence protects the legal rights of the state
As Yogi Berra once said, “This is like déj vu all over again.”
Attorney who led NAACP's Indianapolis desegregation case dies
John O. Moss Jr., the attorney who led the NAACP's Indianapolis school desegregation case beginning in the 1960's, passed away this morning at his home. He was 74.
Russia's Khodorkovsky to appeal guilty verdict: lawyer
A Moscow court is expected Monday to begin announcing the verdict in the second trial of former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a case some see as a bellwether of Russia's political future.
Virginia's Activist Attorney-General: Man on a Mission
Ken Cuccinelli, the man behind the latest anti-health-care ruling, was Tea Party before Tea Party was cool
Longtime Patrick County attorney dies at 90
Martin Fillmore “Fill” Clark Sr., who practiced law in Patrick County for a half century and served as commonwealth’s attorney for 28 years, died Friday at his home in Stuart. He was 90.
Lawyer alleges evidence destroyed in sexual harassment case
The lawyer for a woman alleging sexual harassment against the N9NE Group and its top executive in Las Vegas is now claiming evidence has been destroyed in her case.
Lawyer's living is slamming spammers with suits
San Francisco — Daniel Balsam hates spam. Most everybody does, of course. But he has acted on his hate as few have, going far beyond simply hitting the delete button. He sues them.
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.
Towing company wants attorney fees, too
The attorney for a towing company that recently won a judgment of more than $1 million against three Glouster village officials is also seeking to have the defendants pay more than $140,000 worth of his attorney fees, court documents show.