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Attorney: Fla. insurance on Chinese drywall axed
MIAMI (AP) - Florida's public insurance company has again reversed course on its coverage for homes with tainted Chinese drywall, telling some owners it will suspend such policies, an attorney for the victims said Monday. Attorney David Durkee, who represents about 300 people with homes containing the defective materials, said Citizens Property Insurance Corp., a state-backed insurer of last ...
Lawyer: Adamle 'vigorously disputes' DUI charge
WMAQ-Ch. 5 sportscaster Mike Adamle "vigorously disputes" being under the influence of alcohol or other illegal substances when Evanston police charged him last week with driving under the influence, his attorney said today.
Attorney: Insurance on Chinese drywall homes axed
An attorney for homeowners who bought properties with tainted Chinese drywall says Florida's public insurance company has again reversed course, saying it will suspend policies for those individuals.
Greene Attorney Wants Default Judgment
The attorney representing the family of slain exotic dancer Tamara Greene in a lawsuit against Detroit wants a federal judge to hand him a legal victory without a trial.
Attorney General to be sworn for second term at Perkins School
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will be sworn in for her second term in office on Jan.19 at Perkins School for the Blind.
Lawyer mounts unlikely campaign for Social Security board
STANVILLE, Ky. — Lawyer Eric C. Conn's first step in trying to get President Barack Obama to appoint him to the Social Security Advisory Board wasn't to contact his congressman or senator.
Lawyer in Bullitt County Attorney's office charged with DUI
A lawyer who works in the Bullitt County Attorney's office was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after hitting a police car last week, according to Louisville Metro Police.
Former assistant Bullitt County Attorney is missing following a dispute with his wife
Police are looking for a former assistant Bullitt County Attorney from Shepherdsville who disappeared Tuesday after being in a dispute at home with his wife. She told police he hit her, but she was not injured, and she fired a gun at him, but missed.
Japan: Lawyer-less lawsuits increasing
Despite significant growth in the number of lawyers in recent years, the number of litigants who choose to represent themselves in civil lawsuits has also been rising steadily.
Lawyer expresses regret over azan complaint
KUALA LUMPUR: The lawyer who wrote a letter asking a mosque in Kampung Kerinchi to lower the volume of its azan call has apologised, saying he could not differentiate between the call to prayer and religious sermon.
Local Attorney Charged With Public Indecency
A local attorney has been arrested and charged with two counts of public indecency.
Lawyer Apologizes to Public for Azan Misunderstanding
KUALA LUMPUR, 17 JANUARY, 2011: Lawyer Ng Kian Nam today made a public apology to Muslims nationwide on his mistake in asking for the volume of the azan at a mosque near his home in Bukit Kerinchi, here, to be reduced.
Attorney: Insurance On Chinese Drywall Axed
Florida's public insurance company has again reversed course on its coverage for homes with tainted Chinese drywall, telling some owners it will suspend such policies, an attorney for the victims said Monday.
Attorney general discusses credit fix, debt elimination scams
A new year often brings new resolutions, and Texans with mounting consumer debt or bad credit ratings may be tempted by services that promise quick fixes to a bad credit problem. Unfortunately, there
Chicago lawyer recalls 1941 Bears-Packers playoff
Time hasn't toned down rivalry's intensity, says fan who saw last Bears-Packers postseason matchup Charles Brizzolara was at the 1941 playoff game at Wrigley Field when the Bears played the Packers. He plans to attend the playoff rematch Sunday and says time hasn't toned down the intensity of Bears-Packers rivalry.
911 call: Attorney exposes self to men
A Summit County attorney was arrested and charged with allegedly exposing himself to two men who were trying to talk with him about performing community service. WEB EXTRA: Listen to the 911 call.
Man's campaign to discredit his former lawyer proves costly
A Niagara lawyer has won $50,000 in an unusual lawsuit against a former client who posted libelous comments about him in advertisements and on websites.[...]
Attorney released on bond
WINCHESTER -- A local defense attorney charged with witness tampering in a federal drug investigation has been freed on bond.
Lawyer defends WLocks police sergeant’s actions after son’s fatal off-duty accident
The lawyer representing a Windsor Locks police sergeant accused of obstructing the investigation of a fatal car crash involving his son says the sergeant acted appropriately in the aftermath of the accident.
New York City Injury Lawyer Explains New York State In-Car Phone Laws
Learn what New York State law requires of drivers on the topic of cell phone use while driving, from leading New York City injury lawyer, Jonathan C. Reiter. New York, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) January 17, 2011 "Being ignorant of the law does not make one innocent," says New York City injury lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter. New York State has very specific laws pertaining to the use of cellular phones when ...
Bernard Panetta re-emerges as Medina's lawyer
Bernard Panetta, a former high-profile criminal defense lawyer who has kept a low-profile for the past decade, is now representing former county Commissioner Larry Medina.
Lawyer discharges himself after altercation during case
SHAH ALAM: A lawyer representing a Sudanese charged with murdering a three-year-old girl made a surprise move today by discharging himself at the defence stage.
Swiss lawyer seeks freeze on any Ben Ali assets
A Swiss lawyer on Monday filed a legal request to freeze any assets held by Tunisia's ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in Switzerland amid political pressure for a government freeze.
Attorney comments on Davis’ indictment
First Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis was indicted Tuesday on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
Attorney for assistant DA seeks to quash indictment as judge resigns case
Ted Steinke, attorney for Collin County Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis, filed a motion Tuesday to have Davis’ indictment quashed. Davis was indicted last week on a state jail felony charge of tampering with a governmental record.
State bar alleges misconduct by attorney for DNA exonerees
The State Bar of Texas has asked the Texas Supreme Court to appoint a judge to oversee a lawsuit against a civil attorney who it says committed professional misconduct while representing two Dallas County DNA exonerees.
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins reflects on first term and looks ahead
The Dallas Morning News recently sat down with Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins to talk about his second term in office and to reflect on his first four years in the post. He addressed how he's changed since taking office and how he's handled criticism and working with county commissioners.
Attorney General to move to former actors’ house in The Gut
Once the home to actors and artistes, Casa Corogna will soon house the Attorney General’s office and lose its former cultural function. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier
Attorney in Norton is accused of indecency
Lawyer says that he was trying to help two 19-year-old men Lawyer says exposure used in counseling
Greene case lawyer: Penalize Detroit
Detroit — A lawyer representing the family of slain exotic dancer Tamara "Strawberry" Greene asked a federal judge Monday to issue a default judgment against the city for failing to turn over e-mails and other records.
Former Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz responds to lawsuit over sexting case
Former Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz claims hes immune from a civil lawsuit filed by a crime victim claiming sexual harassment because he was a public official at the time.
Tamara Greene family's lawyer seeks judgment against Detroit -- again
A lawyer for the family of a slain stripper said to have danced at a rumored party at the mayoral Manoogian Mansion asked a federal judge Monday to issue a default judgment -- again -- against the City of Detroit for continuing to withhold records in his lawsuit against the city.
Dewani contacts SA lawyer
A well-known Cape Town criminal lawyer has reportedly been contacted by Shrien Dewani's family.
Attorney: Fla. insurance on Chinese drywall axed
MIAMI (AP) -- Florida's public insurance company has again reversed course on its coverage for homes with tainted Chinese drywall, telling some owners it will suspend such policies, an attorney for the victims said Monday.
'Shark' lawyer freed from prison after just 12 months
A FORMER lawyer who stole £400,000 from a pensioner's estate has been released from prison after serving just 12 months of a three-and-a-half-year sentence.
Attorney General seeks to represent consumers in Delmarva rate case
On Friday, the Delaware Attorney General's office filed a petition to represent Delaware consumers before the State Public Service Commission as it decides whether to approve an increase in Delmarva Power & Light's electric distribution rates in Delaware.
Attorney General’s Office sues travel companies for deceptive marketing
The Delaware Attorney General’s Office announced it is moving forward with lawsuits against two travel companies that allegedly defrauded dozens of Delawareans.
Lawyer fights back over dirty registry
ST. CATHARINES — A Niagara lawyer has won $50,000 in an unusual lawsuit against a former client who posted libelous comments about him in advertisements and on websites.[...]
Mean Street: The Mysteries of the Miserable Wall Street Lawyer
Dear deal lawyers: Why throw yourself into Wall Streets ring knowing youll be stuck as a cornerman for the rest of your life?
GOP's Simpson running for Miss. attorney general
JACKSON — Mississippi Public Safety Commissioner Steve Simpson launched his campaign for attorney general Monday, saying his experience as a prosecutor, judge and head of the state's largest law enforcement agency prepares him for the job.
Attorney General: Cambridge violated own bidding rules
The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office ruled last month that Cambridge violated its own rules when choosing a company to do work on the Lafayette Square Fire House. The decision, published Dec. 15, has led the City Council to ask that the city clarify its interpretation of its own ordinance.
Afghan Attorney General Expects Court to Void Election
Mohammed Ishaq Aloko said in an interview that he expected the September voting for Parliament to be nullified because of widespread fraud.
Ross settled in new office-County attorney office upstairs in old courthouse
Everything old is new again when it comes to the Logan County Attorney’s Office. At the beginning of the month, newly sworn-in county attorney Joe Ross and his staff moved into their new digs in t...
Attorney General Warns of Playoff Ticket Scams Online
– Attorney General Lisa Madigan today warned fans purchasing Chicago Bears playoff tickets to take caution and properly investigate the ticket seller when making online payments.
Attorney General's Office finds GCC board of no wrongdoing
The Arizona Attorney General’s Office has ruled the Gila Community College Board did not violate the Open Meeting Law when it repealed all of its policies and procedures at a December board meeting.
Lawyer for red shirt leaders makes about-face
The attorney for the detained red-shirt leaders said yesterday that he would not sue for malfeasance the judges hearing the case but instead would seek justice from their superiors and the court system.
U.S. Attorney creates unit to target fraudsters
A new Civil Fraud Unit was formed to target those who cheat the government.
Halifax lawyer takes stand in drug case
A Halifax lawyer accused of smuggling drugs into jail for her client took the stand in her own defence on Tuesday.
Ashley Rich sworn in as Mobile County district attorney
shley Rich was sworn in as Mobile County district attorney this morning, making her the first woman to hold the top investigator post.
Lawyer opposes CCMC probe panel
THE lawyer of a government hospital worker facing an administrative probe over 28 missing Philhealth checks questioned Cebu City Hall’s appointment of new members of the committee tasked to hear the case. Gloria Lastimosa-Dalawampu opposed the designation of four new members of the special administrative investigation committee, saying this would violate her client’s rights. read more