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Garcia lawyer claims Ombudsman promised cases' dismissal
MANILA, Philippines - The Office of the Ombudsman allegedly promised the dismissal of all cases against retired Major General Carlos F. Garcia, his wife Clarita, and children Ian Carl, Juan Paulo, and Timothy Mark when it signed the plea bargaining agreement with the former military comptroller.
DETROIT: Underwear bomber’s standby attorney seeking privileged information
DETROIT — A standby attorney is attempting to do work beyond the scope of his duties in the case involving the man known as the “underwear bomber,” federal prosecutors say.
Lawyer To List New Names Of Accused Archdiocese Sex Abusers
A lawyer who's frustrated by the Boston Archdiocese's inaction plans to publish an online list of Roman Catholic priests and others affiliated with the church who have been accused of molesting children.
Attorney General Opinion: University Can Give Razorback Foundation Donors Seating Preference
The University of Arkansas can reserve preferential seating at games for donors to the school's athletic fundraising arm, the attorney general's office said in opinion released Tuesday.
Boston lawyer to list church's accused abusers
A Boston lawyer, saying he's frustrated by the Boston Archdiocese's inaction, plans to publish an online list of Roman Catholic priests and others affiliated with the church who have been accused of molesting children.
Attorney: Drug task force ‘overly aggressive’ on marijuana
The defense attorney involved in a dismissed medical marijuana case in Genesee County said the drug enforcement task force raiding medical marijuana patients are being “overly aggressive.”
Lawyer says Brockton firefighter was ‘peacekeeper’ in gun incident
Jaime Barbosa appeared in Brockton District Court Tueday afternoon flanked by about two dozen fellow firefighters.  He pleaded not guilty, was released on personal recognizance and his trial date was set for March 30.
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.
Lawyer collected $1.6 million from exonerated Texas men
A Lubbock, Tex., lawyer may be disbarred for collecting $1.6 million in fees from two men who were wrongly convicted of rape and spent years in prison for the crimes. The State Bar of Texas wants to discipline attorney Kevin Glasheen for what it describes as exorbitant and illegal billing, the Star Telegram reports. Over [... ]
Lawyer: Haiti mum on Aristide passport request
A former lawyer for ex-Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide says the ousted leader has applied for a Haitian passport but has never heard back from his homeland's government.
Court: Lawyer's work for murder client good enough
The Supreme Court says a convicted murderer was not harmed by his lawyer's failure to pursue a forensic examination of a pool of blood at the crime scene.
Attorney in sex-abuse cases releases list of accused priests
A Boston-area attorney for hundreds of clients who say they were abused by priests released on Wednesday a list of what he says are 117 members of the clergy or religious orders accused of abusing minors.
Lawyer: Duvalier Plans to Remain in Haiti
Duvalier attorney says ex-Haitian dictator plans to remain in Haiti
Lawyer lists church’s alleged abusers
A lawyer for numerous Boston-area clergy sex abuse victims has released a new list of accused abusers and called on other attorneys to do the same.
Sypher, attorney make allegations of government conspiracy
On the day she was supposed to be sentenced to federal prison, Karen Sypher is firing off new accusations.  Together with her new attorney, Sypher came to WAVE 3 Tuesday to talk about the new strategy they believe will not only keep her out of prison but see the charges against her dismissed.
Billings lawyer accused of having sexual relations with client
A Billings lawyer disciplined in 2007 for having sex with a client has been accused of committing the same ethical offense.
Baby Doc charges come too late: lawyer
A lawyer for Jean-Claude Duvalier says the statute of limitations for charging the former Haitian dictator has expired, and that he will argue to have charges against him dismissed.
Attorney: Drug task force ‘overly aggressive’ on marijuana
The defense attorney involved in a dismissed medical marijuana case in Genesee County said the drug enforcement task force raiding medical marijuana patients are being “overly aggressive.”
Don't use work e-mail for lawyer notes
If you're planning on suing your employer, don't use your work e-mail to discuss it with your lawyer, because a California Court of Appeals has ruled that correspondence is not considered confidential, nor privileged.
Lawyer: "Baby Doc" to Stay in Haiti, Trial or No
While a Judge Decides Whether to Bring Jean-Claude Duvalier to Trial, Former Dictator Plans to Stay in Haiti, Lawyer Says
Acting PA Attorney General Named
William H. Ryan Jr. has become Acting Attorney General for Pennsylvania following the departure of Tom Corbett, who took the oath of office Tuesday as Governor.
Lawyer: 'Baby Doc' Duvalier plans to stay in Haiti
Though he faces charges of financial wrongdoing and possibly human rights abuses, former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier has no plans to leave his homeland, one of his lawyers said Wednesday.
Attorney General DeWine appoints consumer chief
Sandra L. Lynskey of Westerville is Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's pick as chief of the Consumer Protection Section....
Attorney for Detroit Lions' player: 'Event never occurred'
ALLEN PARK - There will be no financial settlement coming from an unnamed Detroit Lions players over an alleged incident in a Plymouth bar on Jan. 3. That's the word from Detroit-based attorney Jay Colvin, who represents the Lions player.
Lawyer Solovy dead at 80
Jerold Solovy, 80, the man who chaired the famous “Solovy Commission” reorganizing Cook County’s courts in the wake of the Greylord scandals, has died at his winter home in Naples, Fla.Mr. Solovy, chairman emeritus of Chicago’s Jenner & Block law firm, was a trusted confidant of presidents and business leaders around the country. He made numerous appearances before the U.S. Supreme Court and got ...
Police: 21 seized at Moscow rally for slain lawyer
Russian police arrested 21 people Wednesday at a Moscow memorial rally for a human rights lawyer who was shot in a brazen, broad-daylight killing near the Kremlin two years ago.
Police: 21 seized at Moscow rally for slain lawyer
Russian police arrested 21 people Wednesday at a Moscow memorial rally for a human rights lawyer who was shot in a brazen, broad-daylight killing near the Kremlin two years ago.
Court: attorney-client e-mails not private if you're at work
Can your boss use your e-mails to your attorney against you? Whenever you send those e-mails from your work account, apparently. An appeals court in the Sacramento Third Appellate District has upheld a lower court's decision in a wrongful-termination case, saying that attorney-client communications can no longer be considered confidential if you have waived your rights to work e-mail privacy ...
Attorney in sex-abuse cases releases list of accused priests
A Boston-area attorney for hundreds of clients who say they were abused by priests released on Wednesday a list of what he says are 117 members of the clergy or religious orders accused of abusing minors.
Ampatuan lawyer: Banana cue sticks used in autopsy
Ampatuan lawyer Sigfrid Fortun Wednesday sought to discredit the results of the police autopsy on 12 Maguindanao massacre victims in which “banana cue” sticks were used.
Sundance profile: From attorney to filmmaker
Sundance profile: From attorney to filmmaker By Vince Horiuchi The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Jan 19, 2011 02:30PM MDT To most people, Brooklyn filmmaker Andrew Rossi did things a little backward. He was a corporate attorney who decided to become a starving artist. Harvard Law grad Rossi, 37, was a corporate attorney before he realized it wasn’t what he wanted to do. Yearning to create, he ...
Duvalier attorney says ex-dictator plans to remain in Haiti
Duvalier attorney says ex-dictator plans to remain in Haiti.
Cops: Lawyer's golf cart death was an accident
Skokie police have ruled out homicide in the November death of a Kenilworth lawyer who was killed when he was run over by a golf cart while playing a round of solo golf in the north suburb, an official said today.
Lawyer: Duvalier plans to remain in Haiti
Haitian authorities want Jean-Claude Duvalier to leave the country, but the once-feared dictator will not go and could even choose to get involved in politics, one of his lawyers said Wednesday.
High-profile attorney to represent Souza
M. Gerald “Gerry” Schwartzbach, a Mill Valley criminal defense attorney who in 2005 got actor Robert Blake acquitted of murdering his wife, has agreed to represent San Quentin inmate Frank Souza.
Mass. clergy abuse lawyer lists names of accused
A prominent lawyer for Boston-area clergy sex abuse victims on Wednesday released a new list of accused abusers, saying it was time to "end the secrecy."
Attorney for Bay City pit bull owner accuses prosecutor of rushing case
BAY CITY — The attorney representing a 63-year-old Bay City man charged with owning a dangerous animal is accusing prosecutors of trying to fast-track the case.
Alumna named Missouri lawyer of the year
As she meets with her newest client in jail, Amy Lorenz-Moser, gets a phone call. She ignores it. It can wait. Lorenz-Moser, a Webster 1997 alumna, was meeting with a victim of domestic violence who murdered her abuser. The call was from Missouri Lawyer's Weekly to tell her she is the 2010 Missouri Lawyer of the Year.
Lawyer: Man who blinded CBP helicopter was curious
A lawyer for a Lynden man charged with temporarily blinding the crew of a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol helicopter during a mission last fall says he shined a spotlight at the helicopter out of curiosity.
Exposito slams state attorney on shootings data
With the public and politicians clamoring for details on six fatal police shootings in Miami over the past year, the city's top cop and prosecutor are haggling -- over paperwork.
Mass. clergy abuse lawyer lists names of accused
A prominent lawyer for Boston-area clergy sex abuse victims on Wednesday released a new list of accused abusers, saying it was time to "end the secrecy."
Prominent attorney Jerold Solovy dies
Prominent attorney, former chair of Jenner & Block Jerold S. Solovy, 80, was the former chairman of Jenner & Block and also led a groundbreaking commission to fight corruption in Cook County courts.
Mass. clergy abuse lawyer lists names of accused
A prominent lawyer for Boston-area clergy sex abuse victims on Wednesday released a new list of accused abusers, saying it was time to "end the secrecy."
Attorney blames airport security breach for death of teen who fell from plane
A Florida attorney has been retained by family of a north Charlotte teen who apparently snuck into the wheel well of a plane and fell to his death in November.
Lawyer lists alleged abusive priests
BOSTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A Boston lawyer released a list Wednesday of 117 Roman Catholic clergy accused of sexual abuse, calling it a "symbol of validation" for their victims.
Assistant district attorney takes pay cut after DUI arrest
Assistant District Attorney Don Kelly is scheduled to appear in court next week on charges he drove with a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.
Lawyer cleared of rape charge
A CRIMINAL lawyer has been cleared of allegations he raped a woman on the bonnet of a car.
Lawyer Solovy dead at 80Lawyer Solovy dead at 80
Jerold Solovy, 80, the man who chaired the famous “Solovy Commission” reorganizing Cook County’s courts in the wake of the Greylord scandals, has died at his winter home in Naples, Fla.Mr. Solovy, chairman emeritus of Chicago’s Jenner & Block law firm, was a trusted confidant of presidents and business leaders around the country. He made numerous appearances before the U.S. Supreme Court and got ...
Attorney disciplines
General questions regarding attorney discipline should be directed to the Chief Disciplinary Counsel’s Office, toll-free (877) 953-5535 or (512) 453-5535. The Board of
Lawyer says Framingham assault suspect is the victim
A Natick man who authorities said punched his pregnant girlfriend Tuesday is actually the victim of domestic abuse, his lawyer said in Framingham District Court yesterday.