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Attorney: Probation chief couldn't get fair hearing
By Kyle Cheney State House News Service BOSTON -- The attorney for John O'Brien, the state probation commissioner accused of orchestrating a "pervasive" patronage scheme in the agency, said his client stepped down because he could not receive a fair disciplinary hearing.
Republican Rep. Calls for Attorney General to Resign Over WikiLeaks
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder should resign as a result of the WikiLeaks scandal. At least that's what Darrell Issa, incoming Chairman of the House of Representatives Oversight Committee said on Fox News Sunday, according to a Reuters blog post.
Bernstein being sworn in as Baltimore's state's attorney
Baltimore's new state's attorney was being officially sworn in Monday morning at the Clarence M. Mitchell Jr. Courthouse.
Abuelazams Lawyer Asks For Change Of Venue
The lawyer of accused serial stabber Elias Abuelazam filed motions Monday for an insanity plea, as well as a change of venue.
Lawyer critisises duty roster changes
DEFENDANTS who cannot afford private lawyers will not be able to choose a legal representative under changes to a Victoria Legal Aid scheme, a Ballarat lawyer says.
Attorney Caryl Boies dies at 48
For attorney Caryl Louise Boies, no cause was hopeless, be it a class-action lawsuit against the federal government or a corporate giant — or her own cancer.
Lawyer Suing MTA Over Blizzard Subway Stranding
A Manhattan lawyer representing some passengers who were stranded on an A train in Queens for seven hours last week says it was a hostile and unsanitary environment.
Lawyer Snapshot: Charles Jimerson
Education: B.B.A., Campbell University Lundy-Fetterman School of Business; Professional Certification in Marketing, The University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics; J.D., The University of Florida Levin College of Law.
Lawyer accused in RTI activist murder moves HC for bail
Mumbai, Jan 3 (PTI) Vijay Dabhade, a lawyer arrested for his alleged involvement in the murder of Pune-based RTI activist Satish Shetty, today approached the Bombay High Court seeking bail.
Interim city attorney placed on administrative leave in Alameda
ALAMEDA • The interim city attorney for Barstow was placed on paid administrative leave last week in the city of Alameda while the city looks for a permanent replacement. Teresa Highsmith was hired in December by City Council to be the interim city...
Attorney Chad Green and Stuart seek Gear seat
— Attorney Chad Green and Hampton Councilman Chris Stuart have formally announced their intentions to seek the Republican nomination for the 91 s t district seat in the Virginia House of Delegates being vacated by Tom Gear.
Attorney Chad Green to run for Del. Tom Gear's seat
HAMPTON – Attorney Chad Green has announced his intention to run for the Hampton seat in the Virginia House of Delegates being vacated by Tom Gear.
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.
Cleveland: Attorney, NAACP Life member Stanley Tolliver Sr. dies
CLEVELAND -- Stanley Miller, head of the Cleveland branch of the NAACP, tells Channel 3 that attorney Stanley Eugene Tolliver Sr. has died. Tolliver, 85, had been at the Wade Park VA hospital. 
Former Cortland mayor gets position with state Attorney General
With the start of a new year comes new leadership in top positions across the state. Cortland's former mayor will play a key role in the office of the state Attorney General.
Attorney general’s office reports record recoveries
Attorney General Steve Six expects another record year in recovering dollars from Medicaid and consumer fraud.
Former Fayette County attorney finally scheduled for trial
Mark Morrison, who was to go on trial this morning on allegations he stole about $99,000 in mortgage-claim settlements, failed to appear in court this morning, but a judge gave him until this afternoon to make it to the courthouse in Uniontown.
Attorney/Community Activist Stanley Tolliver Dies
Renowned Cleveland attorney and community activist Stanley Tolliver has passed away, Fox 8 News reports.
Court pulls up lawyer facing contempt charges
Pulling up a lawyer facing contempt of court proceedings, the Gujarat High Court has been directed him to remain present before it Jan 24.
Attorney of man accused of working with Lucchese crime family seeks indictment dismissal
View full sizeN.J. Attorney General's OfficeThirty-four members and associates of the Lucchese crime family were indicted on charges of racketeering and other offenses. The indictment is a continuation of Operation Heat, a year-long investigation that culminated in several arrests targeting...
New city state's attorney sworn in, announces leadership team
Bernstein announces leadership team Gregg L. Bernstein announced a fresh leadership team for the Baltimore prosecutor's office Monday morning, shortly after being sworn in as city State's Attorney, officially ending incumbent Patricia C. Jessamy's 15-year reign.
New city state's attorney sworn in
Bernstein announces leadership team Bernstein announces leadership team, officially ending Jessamy era
Attorney General Cuomo settled with four insurance groups to pay New York State nearly $120 million
NEW YORK, NY (December 31, 2010) -- As Attorney General, Andrew M. Cuomo announced that four insurance groups have agreed to pay nearly $120 million in excess funds to New York State. The former Attorney General settled with the four insurance groups -- ACE, Zurich, Pennsylvania Manufacturers, and CNA -- over the excess collections of thirty-six of their member insurance companies.
Recess appointee for deputy attorney general, James Cole, sworn in
Washington (CNN) - Veteran Washington attorney James Cole whose nomination was blocked by the Republican Senate last year was sworn...
Diana Taurasi's lawyer says steroid report is false
A lawyer for WNBA star Diana Taurasi slammed a report by a Turkish television station that the star's "B" sample had come back positive for a mild stimulant.
Longtime Santa Cruz attorney Steve Wright dies at 59
SANTA CRUZ — Longtime criminal defense attorney Steve Wright, known as a straight shooter in the courtroom and second father to many young people he helped through the legal system, passed away unexpectedly while on a family vacation in Reno, Nev.
Lawyer puts $250,000 into race for attorney general
Madisonville lawyer Todd P'Pool said Monday that he has put up $250,000 of his own money to help finance his run for attorney general this year.
Lawyer Seeks Justice For Riders Trapped On Subway During Snowmageddon
A lawyer says he plans to file a lawsuit against the MTA on behalf of straphangers who were trapped for seven hours on an A train during the snow storm that battered New York last week.
Lindsay Lohan - Lohan Signs Up Downey, Jr.'s Lawyer
LINDSAY LOHAN's comeback career has been given a big boost - she has signed ROBERT DOWNEY, JR.'s entertainment lawyer to help her book lucrative TV and movie deals.The actress is expected to leave the Betty Ford Clinic in California on Monday (03Jan11) after spending almost four months there, battling the drug and alcohol abuse problems that...
Texas Attorney General Sworn-In for Third Term
Texas' longest-serving Attorney General took the oath of office in Austin Monday. The ceremony marks the start of Greg Abbott's third term as Attorney General.
Miami Companions lawyer could get sex ring's black book Friday
Detroit— A lawyer representing the co-owner of the Miami Companions escort service could find out Friday whether he can copy the alleged sex ring's not-so-little black book of customer names.
Attorney General Addresses Pill Mill Problem
Panama City- In-coming state Attorney General Pam Bondi has selected a man who wanted her job, as the state's new pill mill czar.
Casey Anthony's Attorney Blasted for 'Willful Violation'
Judge Belvin Perry blasted attorney Jose Baez for missing a deadline to provide info about defense experts. The defense team for accused killer Casey Anthony has been blasted by a judge for "willful violation" of evidence rules.
Famed MJ Lawyer -- Michael Was NOT Suicidal!
Filed under: Conrad Murray , michael jackson , Celebrity Justice The mega-lawyer who successfully defended Michael Jackson in his molestation case is coming out swinging at Dr. Murray 's defense team -- blaming MJ's death squarely on Murray because the singer was "not suicidal." Thomas Mesereau went on MSNBC today --… Read more
California swears in first female attorney general
Democrat Kamala Harris was sworn in as attorney general on Monday, becoming the first woman and first minority to hold California's top law enforcement office.
Attorney seeks evidence in Coolbaugh vehicular homicide case
The attorney for a man accused of causing the crash that killed his pregnant wife after leading police on a high-speed chase appeared Monday in Monroe County Court, asking the prosecution to provide certain items of evidence to the defense.
California swears in first female attorney general
(01-03) 16:09 PST Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- Democrat Kamala Harris was sworn in as attorney general on Monday, becoming the first woman and first minority to hold California's top law enforcement office. She told...
Harris Sworn In As California’s 1st Female Attorney General
Democrat Kamala Harris has been sworn in as attorney general, becoming the first woman and first minority to hold California's top law enforcement office.
Calif. swears in first female attorney general
Democrat Kamala Harris was sworn in as attorney general on Monday, becoming the first woman and first minority to hold California's top law enforcement office.
Kamala Harris sworn in as first female attorney general
SACRAMENTO-- Democrat Kamala Harris was sworn in as attorney general today, becoming the first woman and first minority to hold California's top law enforcement office.
Family plans to sue UConn over Milford man's death
A lawyer representing the family of a Milford man killed during a fight at the University of Connecticut 's Spring Weekend said Monday he will be seeking "millions'' from the university in damages.
Oakwood attorney to fill Ohio House seat
Oakwood attorney Jim Butler is the pick of the Montgomery County Republican Party screening committee to fill a vacancy in the 37th House District.State Rep. Peggy Lehner, R-Kettering, was again sworn in as a House member on Monday but will resign her seat and join the Senate next week when state Sen. Jon Husted, R-Kettering, resigns to become secretary of state.
Lawyer Says N.F.L. Declined to View Favre Texts
A lawyer said N.F.L. investigators looking into a separate sexual harassment allegation declined his offer to view text messages and other documents that demonstrated Favre’s misconduct.
Suspension of convicted immigration lawyer continues until August
After fellow immigration lawyers and former clients raised objections, an immigration lawyer convicted in 2008 of federal document fraud will not be allowed to practice in state courts until August.
Attorney wants copy of escort service's black book
A Florida attorney may find out who in Metro Detroit - and possibly the nation - spent as much as $500 an hour for a prostitute from Miami Companions, a high-priced escort service in Florida that was busted in Michigan.
Michael Jackson's Lawyer, Thomas Mesereau, Says He Wasn't Suicidal
Kelly Marrone Mesereau claims Dr. Murray is guilty Thomas Mesereau, the powerful lawyer who successfully defended Michael Jackson in his molestation case, has come out saying that Michael Jackson was “not suicidal.” He went on MSNBC today and stated, “The defense lawyers have to do something and what they’re gonna try and do is reflect attention away from their client and onto Michael Jackson ...
Aarushi case: Top lawyer slams CBI's report
Talking to CNN-IBN, Harish Salve said investigative agencies have become incompetent.
Florida attorney wants copy of escort service's black book
A Florida attorney may find out who in metro Detroit - and possibly the nation - spent as much as $500 an hour for a prostitute from Miami Companions, a high-priced escort service in Florida that was busted in Michigan.
Court puts lawyer on probation
A Cambria County lawyer is on probation for one year – rather than being suspended from the practice of law for three months – for not being diligent in representing four clients and must return fees to two of them, the state Supreme Court has ordered.
Memphis attorney J. Bailey faces possible suspension
A Memphis attorney whose clients are no stranger to the headlines is making news of his own as he faces suspension.