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Attorney General To Sue Over Health Care Reform
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen plans to sue the federal government over the federal health care reform law, but he's not sure if he'll do it himself, or join in legal action already started by other states.
Lawyer says L'Oreal family dispute resolved
France's richest woman and her daughter have resolved a protracted legal dispute over more than euro1 billion ($1.3 billion) that swelled into a national scandal and raised questions about the future of the family fortune, the daughter's lawyer said Monday.
Flanagan police probe sought by B.C. lawyer
A lawyer has requested Vancouver police to look into whether Tom Flanagan broke any laws when he suggested that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange be killed, according to weekend reports.
Killer's lawyer cautions kids about social media
The lawyer who defended a murderer has a message for parents: Know what your kids are posting online and texting. In this chilling story by our colleague Lane DeGregory, lawyer Jay Hebert talked to a group of middle schoolers recently because he was so shaken by the case of State of Florida vs. Rachel Wade . Sarah Ludemann, 18, was a senior at Pinellas Park High. Rachel Wade, 19, was a waitress ...
Ambush killing of Palos Verdes Peninsula attorney remains a mystery one year later
PALOS VERDES MURDER MYSTERY: A year ago, a well-known Palos Verdes Peninsula attorney was fatally shot in an ambush-style killing outside his home. Now, his wife is speaking to the Daily Breeze's Larry Altman about the still-unsolved mystery. Sheryl Tidus...
Attorney, accountant testify in Heidt trial
A real estate and wills attorney and an accountant take the stand in the double murder trial for Craig Heidt.
Attorney General's Office Investigating Winsted Education Issue (Web First)
WINSTED — The move to send Winsted's seventh- and eighth-grade students to the Gilbert School, the town's high school, has raised more than a few eyebrows in the community. Now that decision has grabbed the attention of the state Attorney General’s office.
Attorney General to sue over health care reform
MADISON Wisconsins attorney general is working on a legal challenge to the constitutionality of the federal health care reform law.
Attorney wants DNA evidence limited
BELLEVILLE, Ill., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The attorney for a man convicted of murder and sentenced to death says the DNA evidence to clear him in one state shouldn't convict him in another.
Lawyer wants video of Conn. boy's Uzi death barred
Associated Press - December 6, 2010 12:34 PM ET SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A lawyer for a former Massachusetts police chief charged with manslaughter in the accidental shooting death of an...
US Attorney Laura Duffy Discusses Goals For Southern District
December 3, 2010 – Laura Duffy, United States Attorney for the Southern District of California, sits down with Reporter Alison St. John for an in-depth interview about her goals for the region, her recent investigations of Mexican drug cartels, and Somali terror suspects in San Diego.
Lawyer wants video of Conn. boy's Uzi death barred
A lawyer for a former Massachusetts police chief charged with manslaughter in the accidental shooting death of an 8-year-old Connecticut boy has asked a judge to exclude a graphic videotape of the shooting.
Attorney Based Automated Debt Program Fights Technology with Automation
As Many Americans Battle with Rising Debt It Seems Creditors Have Found a New Way to Harass Them. Social Network Sites Are Now the Favored Tactic of Credit Cyber Bullying. Morgan Drexen Supported Attorneys Say Engaging with an Attorney Will Stop This Bullying Tactic (PRWeb December 06, 2010) Read the full story at (link) 20
Smith Moore Leatherwood Attorney Inducted Into Academic Hall of Fame
Charlotte - Attorney Diana Palecek from the Charlotte office of Smith Moore Leatherwood was recently inducted into Erskine College’s Academic Hall of Fame. Palecek graduated magna cum laude from Erskine College in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Lawyer wants video of boy's Uzi death barred
A lawyer for a former Massachusetts police chief charged with manslaughter in the accidental Uzi shooting death of an 8-year-old boy at a gun fair has asked a judge to...
Minn.'s top lawyer sues Discover over charges
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing Discover over allegations that the credit card company charged customers for unauthorized account protection programs such as credit score tracking and identity theft protection.
Lawyer wants video of Conn. boy's Uzi death barred
A lawyer for a former Massachusetts police chief charged with manslaughter in the accidental Uzi shooting death of an 8-year-old boy at a gun fair has asked a judge to exclude a graphic videotap...
Attorney in mushroom manslaughter case questions police interrogation
The attorney for a former Ohio University student charged with involuntary manslaughter in the allegedly drug-related death of a fellow student argued in court Monday that OU Police improperly coerced information from his client.
Warner appointed first assistant to U.S. Attorney
Kansas City, Kan. – Veteran federal prosecutor Mike Warner has been appointed First Assistant, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today. As First Assistant, Warner will be the second in command of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the District of Kansas, which comprises 49 Assistant U.S. Attorneys and 53 support staff working in offices in Kansas City, Kan., Topeka and Wichita. “Mike is a perfect fit ...
No decision on DuPage special state's attorney
DuPage County Chief Judge Stephen Culliton has delayed until Wednesday a decision on whether he should appoint a special state's attorney to assist the County Board in choosing a new top county prosecutor. Culliton said this morning he wants to receive more detailed legal memorandums on the issue. DuPage County Board Chairman Robert Schillerstrom last week filed a request for a special state's ...
Attorney Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With Teen
Shreveport attorney Bob Goodman pleaded guilty Monday to charges he had sexual relations with a 16-year-old client.
Minn.'s top lawyer sues Discover over charges
(12-06) 10:47 PST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing Discover over allegations that the credit card company charged customers for unauthorized account protection programs such as...
US Attorney General Says WikiLeaks Puts Americans at Risk
Attorney General Holder says 'lives of people who work for the American people have been put at risk'
Lawyer Bill Marler blasts Democrats over food-safety legislation
Is it a threat? Sure sounds like one. Seattle lawyer Bill Marler, a huge­ Democratic supporter, said he's had it with them. After years of wrangling­ (not to mention foot-dragging), the U.S. Senate last week passed legislation designed to strengthen the food-safety system­ - only to have it declared pretty much dead-on-arrival. (The House passed its version of the legislation in July 2009.) The ...
Attorney files gender-bias suit against Reed Smith
Attorney JoEllen Lyons Dillon today sued her employer, Reed Smith, alleging that the Pittsburgh-based mega-firm pays women less than men, promotes its female attorneys less frequently, and doles out work internally based in part on sexual relations and attractions.
If governor and attorney general don't defend gay-marriage law, who can?
In the second half-hour of the Prop. 8 hearing, judges grilled anti-Prop.8 attorney David Boies on the question of who has standing to appeal Judge Vaughn Walker's lower-court decision tossing the law.
Lawyer: Let Merritt Rahn go
A local lawyer is arguing that former Greece Police Chief Merritt Rahn should be released from state prison pending an appeal of his convictions.
Lawyer wants video of boy's Uzi death barred
Prosecutors and defense lawyers argued Monday over whether jurors should see a video that shows an 8-year-old boy accidentally shooting himself in the head with an Uzi.
Manlius lawyer admits stealing more than $750,000 from clients
Syracuse, NY - A Manlius lawyer is facing state prison after admitting today to stealing more than $750,000 from clients and cheating on his state taxes by failing to report the extra income. Michael Marmor, 54, of 8002 Blarney Stone...
Lawyer argues that marriage exists in society's interest so that men and women can procreate
In the second hour of the hearing on Proposition 8, the judges dug into the issue of whether the Constitution permits the state to make distinctions between same-sex and opposite-sex marriages.
Lawyer wants video of Conn. boy's Uzi death barred
Prosecutors and defense lawyers argued Monday over whether jurors should see a video that shows an 8-year-old boy accidentally shooting himself in the head with an Uzi and his father dropping the camera and praying that his son is all right.
WikiLeaks founder to talk to UK police: lawyer
A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Monday he and his client were in the process of arranging to meet British police.
US Attorney to fill 3 vacancies to combat fraud
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Denver will fill three vacancies as part of the government's effort to combat investment fraud.
Attorney General To Sue Over Health Care Reform
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen plans to sue the federal government over the federal health care reform law, but he's not sure if he'll do it himself, or join in legal action already started by other states.
Attorney General wants appeals court to clarify sweepstakes ruling
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is asking that officers across the state be allowed to enforce the state’s new gambling law until an appeals court can hear the case. But the new law has already dealt a financial blow to video sweepstakes operators.
WikiLeaks's Assange to meet police: lawyer
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's lawyer in the U.K. says Assange is arranging to meet with police voluntarily.
Assange's lawyer confirms talks with UK police
The lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he is arranging for British police to question the man who unleashed a tidal wave of secret documents on the Internet.
WikiLeaks Lawyer Talks to U.K. Police
LONDON -- The lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was negotiating with British police on Monday to discuss the arrest warrant Sweden has issued for the man who unleashed a tidal wave of secret documents on the Internet. Lawyer Mark Stephens told reporters in London that the Metropolitan Police had called him to say they had received the warrant from Sweden for Assange, who has been ...
Lawyer wants video of Conn. boy's Uzi death barred
Prosecutors and defense lawyers argued Monday over whether jurors should see a video that shows an 8-year-old boy accidentally shooting himself in the head with an Uzi and his father dropping the camera and praying that his son is all right.
Assange's lawyer confirms talks with British police over rape allegations
The lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was negotiating with British police on Monday to discuss the arrest warrant Sweden has issued for the man who unleashed a tidal wave of secret documents on the Internet.
Tahawwur Rana's lawyer preparing for February trial
The lawyer of Pakistani-Canadian Tahawwur Rana, co-accused with Lashkar-e-Tayiba operative David Headley in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, on Monday informed a federal court in Chicago that he was preparing for his client's February trial.
Hubbard Attorney: 'The Charges Are False'
The attorney for Middleburg Eccentric co-owner Dee Dee Hubbard today repeated the statement he made outside the courtroom Friday following her arraignment on 15 counts of felony embezzlement. "The charges are false," Middleburg attorney Ed McMann said.
Lawyer: Assange 'will meet with police'
Through his lawyer, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is negotiating with British police about the arrest warrant for him that Sweden has issued.The man who unleashed a tidal wave of secret documents on the internet remains in...
Attorney-discipline case launched against Thomas
A judge ruled Monday there is enough evidence to launch a formal attorney-discipline case against former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
Lawyer says Assange will meet police
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is arranging to meet British police amid allegations of rape.
Assange’s lawyer confirms talks with U.K. police
Swiss Post pulls plug on key WikiLeaks bank account
Minn.'s top lawyer sues Discover over charges
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson sued Discover on Monday, accusing one of the nation's biggest credit card companies of billing tens of thousands of Minnesota customers for account protection programs they didn't want.
Attorney: Alleged bomb maker apologizes to community
A Serbian-born man accused of making bombs and storing explosives at his rented Escondido home is sorry for any problems resulting from the destruction the house, his attorney said Monday.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to talk to UK police: lawyer
A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he and his client were in the process of arranging to meet British police.
Attorney-discipline case launched against Andrew Thomas
PHOENIX - A judge ruled Monday there is enough evidence to launch a formal attorney-discipline case against former...