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BR lawyer appointed to fill judge's vacancy
The Louisiana Supreme Court has appointed a Baton Rouge attorney to temporarily fill a judicial vacancy at East Baton Rouge Family Court. Jack Dampf will fill the position vacated by Judge Toni Higginbotham, who was elected to the state's First Circuit Court of Appeal.
Lawyer gets 6 years in prison for defrauding elderly client
David R. Rhodehamel is a trustworthy friend and a good family man, his supporters wrote in letters to a Franklin County Common Pleas Court judge.
Lawyer files urgent TRO vs Jan. 1 SLEx toll fee hike
MANILA, Philippines - A lawyer on Wednesday filed an "extremely urgent" petition before the Supreme Court (SC) to stop the toll fee increase at the South Luzon Expressway (SLEx).
Lawyer claims underworld threatened Sanjay Dutt
There has been a sensational twist in the Sanjay Dutt- Shakeel Noorani dispute. According to Times Now, Sanjay Dutt's lawyer has claimed that the actor receieved extortion threats from the underworld in 2005.
Lawyer claims underworld threatened Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt's lawyer Rizwan Merchant hinted extortion calls were made at behest of Shakeel Noorani, who has sued the actor for dumping his 2002 film Jaan Ki Baazi and claimed Rs 2.03 crore.
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.
ME Attorney General: Agents Justified in Deadly Shooting of Outlaws Member
Maine's attorney general says federal agents were justified in shooting and killing a member of the Outlaws motorcycle club during a gunfight last summer.
Attorney general questions school textbook law
Associated Press - December 29, 2010 6:05 AM ET SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Attorney General Gary King says there are potential constitutional problems with a New Mexico law that provides textbooks...
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.
Judge says New Dorp lawyer tried to chisel another client out of an arbitration award
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Citing personal bankruptcy and his company’s name change, a New Dorp lawyer refused to fork over an arbitration award that a client obtained for the attorney’s failure to perform contracted work. A Staten Island judge said,...
Attorney: FBI fully reinstates Neilson
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Attorney Christi R. McCoy says the former resident agent for the FBI's Oxford office, has been fully reinstated. Fifty-year-old Hal Neilson was acquitted in November on two federal charges that he lied about his stake in the building that houses the FBI office in Oxford.
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.
NTC's proposed data caps violate consumer rights, lawyer says
International rights lawyer Romel Bagares warned that government regulators' bid to allow data volume caps goes against consumers' basic right to information.
Former county attorney to serve with Kobach
Former Dickinson County attorney Eric Rucker has been appointed to serve as assistant secretary of state in the upcoming administration of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
Jenn Sterger attorney says NFL is stalling in Favre ruling
The attorney for Jenn Sterger said the NFL is giving Vikings quarterback Brett Favre preferential treatment.
Attorney Seeks Safety Measures For Wheelchairs
If attorney Fred Benjamin had his way, all facilities that allow people to use motorized wheelchairs would also implement a certain set of safety measures -- speed limits, crosswalks and traffic monitors.
Attorney: FBI fully reinstates Neilson
Attorney Christi R. McCoy says the former resident agent for the FBI's Oxford office, has been fully reinstated.
Crown attorney to say goodbye to snow
Napanee Crown attorney Richard Floyd is trading in the Great White North for a new gig and lots more sunshine. Come next week Floyd will assume the role of a judge with the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.[...]
Jefferson County attorney Charles Wagner sets a course for retirement
Charles Wagner, who retires as an assistant county attorney Friday after 30 years on the job, once navigated ships through the dark of the Mediterranean Sea during the Cold War. He has been doing a different kind of navigation over the past three decades as one of the chief legal advisers to the Jefferson County Commission.
Lawyer: Teen Mom's Amber Portwood to Be Reunited with Daughter
Teen Mom star Amber Portwood, who's facing domestic abuse charges, will be reunited with her daughter, People reports. "It's my understanding that Leah will be placed back with her," said Portwood's attorney, Robert Schembs. Teen Mom 's Amber Portwood arrested, formally charged with domestic abuse Portwood, 20, was released from ... Read More Other Links From TVGuide.com Teen Mom
Protective Order Be Damned? Lawyer Says Amber Portwood Reuniting With Baby Today
Teen Mom trainwreck Amber Portwood is about to get a little bit of joy in her otherwise drama-filled life—she gets to reunite with her 2-year-old toddler as soon as today. A lawyer...
Protective Order Be Damned? Lawyer Says Amber Portwood Reuniting With Baby Today
Teen Mom trainwreck Amber Portwood is about to get a little bit of joy in her otherwise drama-filled life—she gets to reunite with her 2-year-old toddler as soon as today. A...
Lawyer: 'Teen Mom' reuniting with daughter
A lawyer for the 20-year-old reality mom says daughter Leah will be placed back with Portwood, just one day after her release from an Indiana jail on domestic abuse charges.
Court documents identify attorney involved in Toole corruption case
A Supreme Court order that temporarily suspended a Kingston attorney from practicing law was based on his admission that he provided something of value to former judge Michael Toole in an attempt to influence him, according to documents filed with the court.
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.
Attorney general questions school textbook law
Attorney General Gary King says there are potential constitutional problems with a New Mexico law that provides textbooks for private school students at taxpayer expense.
Iranian lawyer tried for not covering hair in video message
Iranian jailed lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh was tried for the charge of "failure to adhere to the Islamic dress code (hijab)" and sentenced to five days in prison after she protested to the court proceedings. -Zamaneh
Attorney’s trial moved from LR to West Memphis
LITTLE ROCK — A Forrest City attorney and one of his employees will have their day in federal court moved a little closer to home after a decision this week by U.S. District Judge Bill Wilson Jr., to grant a change of venue.
Lawyer turns spammer-hatred into income
Daniel Balsam hates spam. Most people do, 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, Balsam was working as a marketer when he received...
Attorney: suspect in trooper shooting is "scared young man"
Attorney: suspect in trooper shooting is "scared young man"
St. Ann man claims lawyer forged name to steal his money
The money was seized in a drug case.
Supreme Court disbars formerly connected lawyer Al Garcia
The court's lengthy decision cites a history and pattern of serious misconduct by the imprisoned lawyer Al Garcia
Lawyer sues 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.
Attorney says man fatally shot by police outside Utah temple was subject of FBI Ponzi probe
SALT LAKE CITY - A Salt Lake City attorney says the man fatally shot by police outside a Mormon temple on Christmas Day was being investigated and sued on suspicion of scamming real estate investors.
Alameda: city attorney, interim city manager ousted
Teresa Highsmith and Ann Marie Gallant placed on administrative leave
Attorney Hobaica to head Oneida Co. Bar Association
Local attorney Peter M. Hobaica will begin serving a one-year term as president of the Oneida County Bar Association starting on Saturday.
AP: Kansas governor-elect picks staff attorney
TOPEKA (AP) — A northeast Kansas county prosecutor who's previously represented missionaries detained in Haiti and former Attorney General Phill Kline will be Gov.-elect Sam Brownback's top staff lawyer.
Sterger attorney blasts Goodell over Favre ruling
Jenn Sterger's attorney fired a salvo at the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell Wednesday, saying he and his client "are extremely disappointed" with the league's decision to fine Vikings quarterback Brett Favre after completing its investigation of the a.
Lawyer: Teen Mom's Amber Portwood to Be Reunited with Daughter
Teen Mom star Amber Portwood, who's facing domestic abuse charges, will be reunited with her daughter, People reports.
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: Collin County assistant DA Greg Davis shocked at indictment
The attorney, Ted Steinke, said he plans to file motions next week challenging the indictment. If indicted on the state felony charge, Davis faces up to two years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine.
Attorney: Collin County assistant DA Greg Davis shocked at indictment
The attorney, Ted Steinke, said he plans to file motions next week challenging the indictment. If indicted on the state felony charge, Davis faces up to two years in jail and up to a $10,000 fine.
Attorney charged in hunter's death out on $2M bail
The preliminary hearing for David Manilla, the Worcester attorney charged with killing a Quakertown hunter on the opening day of deer season last month, is scheduled for Jan. 31.
Protective Order Be Damned? Lawyer Says Amber Portwood Reuniting With Baby Today
Teen Mom trainwreck Amber Portwood is about to get a little bit of joy in her otherwise drama-filled life—she gets to reunite with her 2-year-old toddler as soon as today. A...
Lawyer turns spammer-hatred into income
Daniel Balsam hates spam. Most people do, 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, Balsam was working as a marketer when he received...
Governor-Elect Bentley Assigns Gambling Task Force To Attorney General
MONTGOMERY, AL - Attorney General-Elect Luther Strange thanked Governor-Elect Bentley for his confidence and said the Attorney General’s office will not back down from enforcing Alabama’s gambling laws under his leadership. Governor-Elect Robert Bentley today announced plans to assign the work of the Governor’s Task Force on Illegal Gambling to the Attorney General’s Office on January 17, 2011 ...
Cono Caranna to retire as District Attorney
Longtime District Attorney Cono Caranna announced Wednesday that he's retiring at the end of his seventh term in office. In November, Caranna will have served as District Attorney for Harrison, Hancock and Stone Counties for 26 years. His current term ends in early January 2012.
Lawyer to get 248 area code names in escort probe
Federal prosecutors reversed course today and agreed to let a lawyer review a list of clients from the 248 area code who hired hookers from a high-priced escort service.
Obama to install deputy attorney general
President Barack Obama plans to install James Cole as the deputy attorney general, the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, after Senate Republican objections stalled his nomination, the White House said on Wednesday.
Attorney Marvin C. Gutter, 60, head of the Ann Storck Center, dies
Marvin C. Gutter, an attorney who worked tirelessly – and for free – on behalf of people with disabilities, died Dec. 23 after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer.