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Attorney may sue over candy flap at court
Man says he was ''humiliated'' when security threatened to call police over pastries, jawbreakers.
Murray Lawyer Gets Residue For Testing
Attorneys for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death will get some residue from syringes and medical items found in the star's bedroom to conduct tests.
Sterger lawyer complains about preferential treatment for Favre
Lawyer Joseph Conway is huffing. And he’s puffing. But will he blow down the houses of the NFL, the Jets, and Brett Favre by filing a lawsuit before the close of business on Tuesday? As we pointed out earlier today, Tuesday is the two-year anniversary of the last text message sent by Favre to Conway’s…
Erie lawyer appointed trustee of bankrupt Creditron
The bankrupt Creditron Financial Corp. will have a local lawyer oversee its business affairs and develop a plan to get the Erie-based telemarketer out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
Sterger's lawyer says NFL giving Favre preferential treatment
Joseph Conway, the lawyer for Jenn Sterger, said the NFL is clearly giving Brett Favre preferential treatment during its investigation of the Viking quarterback's alleged sexual harassment of Sterger, NBC's Pro Football Talk reported Tuesday. "(Favre) is a high-profile athlete and a star in this league. He did...
Civil rights attorney promotes gay marriage
With several states on the mainland already affording same-sex couples equal rights to marriage, an American civil rights attorney is hoping Guam will do the same.
Remove Balakrishnan as NHRC chief: Prashant Bhushan
Senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan Tuesday demanded the removal of former chief justice K.G. Balakrishnan as the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) in the wake of the controversy involving the spectacular increase in the assets of his son-in-law, P.V. Srinijan.
AG investigating billings by foreclosure process-servers
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has launched civil investigations into two of Florida's major foreclosure process-serving companies.
New Dist. Attorney ready to weed out the weed cases'
Incoming District Attorney C. David Eyster plans to weed out the weed cases clogging the court system, among other changes he has in mind for his four-year term.
Phoenix attorney may sue over candy debacle at Gilbert courthouse
Man says he was ''humiliated'' when security threatened to call police over pastries, jawbreakers.
Police exceeded authority by arresting auctioneer, says lawyer
PORTSMOUTH — Two auctioneers accused of rigging bidding for the sale of an antique nautical painting have asked a judge to dismiss criminal charges against them, while citing different reasons.
Jefferson County Attorney Named as Brownback General Counsel
A county prosecutor who's previously represented missionaries detained in Haiti and former Attorney General Phill Kline will be Governor-elect Sam Brownback's general counsel.
'Highly unlikely' oil-for-food businessman took his own life, says lawyer
The lawyer of a dead South African businessman who became embroiled in Saddam Hussein's oil-for-food scandal say it is "highly unlikely" he took his own life.
Attorney completes 50-years at the Bar
The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Panadura Branch, unveiled a portrait of Owen de Mel, JPUM and Attorney-at-Law who celebrated his golden jubilee at the Bar last week.
Incoming Attorney General Wilson Announces Plans
Columbia, SC (AP) -- Alan Wilson is making plans for a party to celebrate his upcoming swearing-in as South Carolina's attorney general.
Lawyer sues to block refinancing fee
A Cincinnati lawyer has filed a proposed class action lawsuit against PNC Financial Services Group after the lender slapped her with a $135 fee when she refinanced her mortgage with another lender.
Attorney Joins Widmer Defense Team For Free
A new attorney has joined the defense team for Ryan Widmer, and he says his client is unable to pay all his legal fees.
Wash. attorney general hopes to cut lawsuit costs
As Washington's budget woes compound, Attorney General Rob McKenna is making suggestions for how the state might reduce what it spends in legal judgments and settlements.
Attorney aids Widmer defense for free
Attorney Charles M. Rittgers has agreed to be one of Ryan Widmer's attorneys without pay. Rittgers' father, Charles H. Rittgers, was Widmer's attorney during his first trial in 2009.
AG investigating billings by foreclosure process-servers
Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum has launched civil investigations into two of Florida's major foreclosure process-serving companies.
BR attorney appointed as judge pro tempore
A Baton Rouge attorney is temporarily stepping in at East Baton Rouge family court.
Criminal defense attorney dies of heart attack
Lee Baker, a longtime Vancouver indigent defense attorney, died of a heart attack over the weekend at Southwest Washington Medical Center.
Attorney General urged to reopen David Kelly inquest
Doctors are demanding a full inquest into the death of inspector David Kelly amid claims that an official inquiry was too hasty and "unacceptably limp".
Tributes to human rights lawyer Kevin Boyle
TRIBUTES HAVE been paid to one of the founders of the civil rights movement in Northern Ireland and leading human rights lawyer, Prof Kevin Boyle, who has died.
Wealthy golf-playing lawyer turns full-time garbage man
No one, including Huang Xiaoshan himself, could have pictured him as an environmental activist one year ago. The successful lawyer lived in a villa in the Xiaotangshan resort area in northern Beijing, took road trips in his luxury SUV, and played golf three times a week.
Flint lawyer who worked for years to get Thomas Cress released from prison overjoyed at commutation order
Attorney David Nickola today received news he's been waiting years to hear.
Time Warner Cable won't turn in porn pirates
Earlier this year, attorney Evan Stone filed three lawsuits on behalf of porn distributor Larry Flynt Publishing in response to the thousands of users accused of illegally sharing the company’s adult film This Ain’t Avatar XXX. However, Internet service provider Time Warner Cable is making things difficult.
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: Man in temple shooting was involved in real estate fraud
Attorney: Man in temple shooting was involved in real estate fraud By Melinda Rogers and Aaron Falk The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Dec 28, 2010 06:56PM MDT Before police fatally shot Daniel Pogue as he wielded a gun outside the Oquirrh Mountain LDS Temple on Christmas Day, Pogue was the subject of an FBI investigation of a real estate fraud scheme. For months, Pogue had posed as a tenant in a ...
Criminal defense attorney Lee Baker dies of heart attack
Lee Baker, a longtime Vancouver indigent defense attorney, died of a heart attack over the weekend at Southwest Washington Medical Center.
Wealthy golf-playing lawyer turns full-time garbage man
Huang Xiaoshan, a lawyer-turned environmental activist, strikes a cool pose on top of a garbage bin near the Yayuncun neighborhood in Beijing on December 16.
Red-Light Lawyer Not Happy About Win
It's not often that a defense attorney leaves a courtroom disappointed with a win, but that is precisely what happened on Tuesday after the city of Kansas City, Missouri, dismissed a red-light camera ticket against his client.
Attorney General McKenna seeks to cut state's lawsuit costs
As Washington's budget woes compound, Attorney General Rob McKenna is making suggestions for how the state might reduce what it spends in legal judgments and settlements.
Lawyer will host call-in, answer legal questions
Have a general legal question and don't know who to ask? The first 2011 monthly "Talk To A Lawyer" call-in clinic co-sponsored by Volunteer Lawyer Program of Southwestern Indiana, Inc. and the Evansville Bar Foundation will be held 4:30 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 6
Attorney plans to resign
LAFAYETTE — City-Parish Attorney Pat Ottinger announced Monday that he will step down from his position in January. “I have had the extreme pleasure of serving in this capacity since 2004,” Ottinger said in a written statement.
Assistant DA Davis indicted in Collin County on record tampering charge
Collin County First Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis was indicted Tuesday on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
Erie lawyer appointed trustee of bankrupt Creditron
An Erie lawyer with extensive experience in bankruptcy cases has been appointed to oversee the business affairs of Creditron Financial Corp. John Melaragno, the Chapter 11 trustee for Creditron, 1545 W. 38th St., said a sale of the bankrupt telemarketer is a strong possibility.
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.
Fostoria lawyer and #8217;s conviction in peephole case upset
BLADE STAFF TIFFIN — An appeals court has ruled there was not enough evidence to convict a Fostoria lawyer accused of placing a pinhole camera in a restroom at his law office. The Third District Court of Appeals reversed the conviction of Donald Guernsey, 58, on two counts of tampering with evidence, saying the evidence presented during Mr. Guernsey’s trial in Seneca County Common Pleas Court ...
Lawyer seeks to stop looming toll hike
MANILA, Philippines – A lawyer has asked the asked the Supreme Court on Wednesday to stop the looming implementation of the 290 percent increase in the toll rate at the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) next year.
Lawyer suues over candy ban
PHOENIX, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- An Arizona lawyer is threatening to sue because he was barred from bringing pastries and jawbreakers into a courthouse.
Jailed Chinese father who protested tainted milk scandal released but lawyer cautious
BEIJING - A Chinese activist who was jailed for protesting a massive tainted milk scandal apparently has been freed on medical parole, though his former lawyer said Wednesday he may have been coerced into a deal in which he must stay silent.
Area lawyer Cardoni suspended by court
An attorney who has been implicated in the corruption case involving former Luzerne County Judge Michael Toole has been temporarily suspended from practicing law by the state Supreme Court.
'Attorney on a Gurney': Misguided Stunt or No Stunt at All?
In November, according to media reports, former defense attorney Mark F. Morrison was wheeled into a Fayette County courtroom on a gurney wearing a surgical mask for his competency hearing.
Last of a String of Motions Is Straw That Gets Lawyer Admonished
A lawyer's motion for reconsideration of an order to pay opposing counsel's legal fees in a fractious franchise dispute was one motion too many, according to a federal judge.
La.'s 1st female U.S. attorney a story of mother's love
ALEXANDRIA — 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.
Saugus attorney facing numerous assault, firearms charges deemed too dangerous
SALEM - A Superior Court judge ruled that a Saugus attorney charged with threatening his 43-year-old girlfriend with a handgun in Saugus and again in his apartment in Haverhill is too dangerous to be released pending trial.
Lawyer in £3.5m sex book case: I'm fighting for free speech
Her salacious tales of sex, binge drinking and drug-taking among British expats in Moscow scandalized one of the world's top law firms but titillated almost a million readers on the internet.
Hillsboro lawyer may replace Cornelius city manager
By Jan. 3, the city of Cornelius could have a new manager at the helm of the city’s departments. That’s if incoming mayor Neal Knight gets his way at the first regular meeting of the incoming city council. Knight asked the current city manager, Dave Waffle, to resign ahead of that ...
Port lawyer charged in hit and run
LAWRENCE — Police say Newburyport lawyer Richard Heartquist misled them when he claimed he wasn't behind the wheel of his wife's truck when he struck and injured another motorist on Dec. 17. Heartquist, 42, husband of Newburyport City Councilor Allison Heartquist, now faces charges of obstructing justice and leaving the scene of an accident that resulted in personal injury. He turned himself ...