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NY attorney general to target contractor fraud
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman plans to roll out a new initiative to crack down on fraud by state and local government contractors.
Lawyer: Allcare bankruptcy is imminent
Buffalo Attorney Paul Cambria, one of several lawyers working with the company, says a bankruptcy filing is imminent.
Main attorney in lawsuit by Bren Simon withdraws
Carmel -- The main attorney representing Bren Simon in a lawsuit over her late husband's estate has withdrawn from the case. Michael V. Ciresi, Minneapolis, filed his motion to withdraw this week in Hamilton Superior Court.
Recruit's attorney: 'No cause to arrest'
An attorney for Ole Miss football recruit Tobias Singleton says the charges against his client are false and that the names of he and his family are being "disparaged."
Lawyer jailed for stealing £1.4m
A solicitor from North Yorkshire who stole £1.4m from a Leeds law firm to fund a luxury lifestyle is jailed for seven years.
Lawyer jailed for stealing £1.4m
A solicitor who stole £1.4m from a Leeds law firm to fund a luxury lifestyle is jailed for seven years.
Ala AG: Decide in court if bingo machines legal
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has told operators of closed electronic bingo casinos that he has no problem with going to court to determine if their machines are legal.
Alabama's new AG pursuing BP suit as lead attorney
Alabama's new attorney general says he will be lead counsel in the state's lawsuit against BP PLC and others over the Gulf oil spill and that he hopes his presence at a federal court hearing shows the judge how important the case is to residents harmed by the disaster.
WikiLeaks GI's lawyer hopes for custody changes
The lawyer for an Army private suspected of passing thousands of classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks says he's hopeful that a new brig commander will ease the soldier's confinement conditions.
Lawyer: Suspect in Dunwoody preschool slaying is distraught
Lawyer: Suspect in Dunwoody preschool slaying is distraught
Lawyer: Suspect in Dunwoody slaying is distraught
Lawyer: Suspect in Dunwoody slaying is distraught
Attorney General stresses online security
Attorney General Gary King is urging state residents to use National Data Privacy Day on Friday as a reason to assess how vulnerable they are to having their personal information and identity stolen.
No protection order for St. Louis lawyer after bombings outside his home
The lawyer's ex-law partner said he had no motive to hurt Thomas Boggs.
Lawyer says Edmonton terror suspect to seek bail, not a threat to the public
EDMONTON - The lawyer for a Canadian man accused of supporting a terrorist group says his client isn't a threat to the public. Sayfilden Tahir Sharif (SAY'-fil-den ta-HEER' sha-REEF') briefly appeared in Edmonton court where his case was put over to Feb. 2, when he will apply for bail.
Edmonton terror suspect to seek bail: lawyer
The lawyer for a Canadian man accused of supporting a terrorist group says his client isn't a threat to the public.
Attorney General Cautioning New Mexicans About Online Security
King says protecting personal information is essential for cybersecurity New Mexico Attorney General Gary King is urging state residents to use National Data Privacy Day on Friday as a reason to assess how vulnerable they are to having their personal information . . .
Afghan ex-detainee should sue US, not Denmark: lawyer
A former Afghan detainee who is suing Demark over abuse he suffered after Danish troops handed him over to US soldiers should be taking Washington to trial instead, the Danish defence lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer for soldier suspected in WikiLeaks case hopes new brig commander will ease confinement
QUANTICO, Va. - The lawyer for an Army private suspected of passing thousands of classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks says he hopes a new brig commander will ease the soldier's confinement conditions.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman declares war
Scammers beware - the state's top lawyer is after you.
Attorney General Has No Problem Going to Court Over Electronic Bingo
New Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has told electronic bingo hall operators he has no problem letting the courts decide the legality of the game.
Attorney General Unveils "Taxpayer Protection" Unit
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in Downtown Manhattan today that he is setting up a Taxpayer Protection Unit that will follow in the footsteps of the office's Medicaid Fraud Recovery efforts.
Attorney General creates new unit
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is trying to fight tax fraud and return millions of dollars to the state.
Attorney general sets firm date for state release of Palin e-mails
The long quest by journalists and a citizen activist for release of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin 's official e-mails may reach its end by late spring.
Police confront attorney at foreclosed home in Oxnard
Attorney Michael T. Pines struck again Thursday, this time in Oxnard. Police were called to a house in the 2100 block of Avila Place about mid-morning when Pines showed up after telling the new owner that he was planning to break in. The 58-year-old Encinitas lawyer is known for counseling his clients who have been evicted from their foreclosed homes to take back their properties.
HBT: Prosecutors worried about Clemens' lawyer
The Roger Clemens prosecutors are asking the judge to grill Clemens to make sure he’s aware that his attorney — Rusty Hardin — may have a conflict of interest in that Hardin briefly represented Andy Pettitte back when the Mitchell Report came out.
City lawyer blasts the mayor
Mayor Hazel McCallion is guilty of misconduct for promoting her son's hotel project while Peter McCallion took advantage of his mother's position and "exploited her office" to get rich, suggest damning closing submissions filed today with the Mississauga judicial inquiry.
New York: NY attorney general to target contractor fraud
ALBANY -- The first major initiative by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will be a crackdown on fraud by government contractors that includes seeking triple damages.
Lawyer: Mexican man wrongly ID'd as drug lord
A man forced to go into hiding after Mexican authorities falsely identified him as a drug trafficker on their website wants justice, his attorney said Thursday.
City attorney wants Seattle strip club near school shut down
Seattle City Attorney Peter Holmes called for the King County Superior Court to close Jiggles because it violates zoning and building codes. The strip club is located within 800 feet of a private elementary school.
Ex-Pulaski County Attorney employees say they were fired for political reasons
Six former employees of the Pulaski County Attorney's Office have filed a lawsuit in U.S. Distr
Broward looks at three for county attorney
Three local attorneys are in the running for the top legal post in Broward County government – the county attorney job.
Clayton lawyer T. Darin Boggs asks for order of protection.
A local lawyer, with a possible connection to a South City bombing, fought off a protection order Thursday. Fox2 investigator, Chris Hayes, caught up with him after court, to ask why he wouldn't tell a judge about the evidence against him.
Lawyer seeks juvenile court for boy accused in woman's death
Attorneys for a boy who faces life in prison for killing his father's pregnant girlfriend have asked a Pennsylvania court to overturn a lower court's decision to try him as an adult.
Local lawyer nominated for Iowa Supreme Court
Quad-City lawyer Thomas Dana Waterman is one of nine nominees by the Iowa Judicial Nomination Commission to fill three vacancies on the Iowa Supreme Court.   
Attorney for strip club awaits City's response
City of Yakima has "been served," according to the attorney representing a businessman who wants to open up a strip club in Yakima.
District attorney's office gift aids cancer studies
Members of the DA's Office celebrated the good health of a colleague Gloria Marin Wednesday by donating $10,000 to local cancer charities.
Attorney’s health again at issue
MICHIGAN CITY — For the second week in a row, the health of a defense attorney became a matter for discussion in La Porte Superior Court I.
Attorney Generals office has identity theft prevention tips
West Virginia Attorney General Darrell McGraws office is to take extra steps to protect themselves from identity theft in honor of International Data Privacy Day today. McGraw said nearly 8 million Americans are victims of identity theft each year, a cri...
Attorney General Unveils "Taxpayer Protection" Unit
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said in Downtown Manhattan today that he is setting up a Taxpayer Protection Unit that will follow in the footsteps of the office's Medicaid Fraud Recovery efforts.
Lawyer for Rocket may have conflict
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department asked a federal judge on Thursday to question star pitcher Roger Clemens about his knowledge of a potential conflict of interest his lawyer may have involving former teammate-turned-prosecution-witness Andy...
Joburg attorney drew up couple's will
A Johannesburg attorney has discovered he had drawn up a will for the French couple shot dead in the Karoo town of Sutherland. Northcliff attorney Peter Caldwell said: “Initially, I did not realise who this French couple was (who) the police were searching for.
Lawyer faces second drink drive charge
PROMINENT lawyer Jeremy Noble has been charged with drink driving for the second time, after being stopped by police on New Years Day.
Ex-city attorney challenges council on charter amendment fuss
The City Council did not approve the Legal Department's draft of a proposed city charter amendment that sought to make the position of city attorney an elected office, former City Attorney Deirdre Dexter ...
Supreme Court rejects lawyer's appeal; man to be retried
A Miramichi lawyer is slated to face trial again on a charge of obstruction of justice after the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear his appeal.
La. attorney general slams Strange's role as head of lawsuits
NEW ORLEANS -- Louisiana Attorney General James "Buddy" Caldwell plans to challenge a federal judge's decision Thursday to appoint Alabama's newly elected attorney general to coordinate all states' interests in the litigation spawned by the massive Gulf oil spill.
Ex-Partner of Fla. Ponzi Lawyer Reaches $500K Deal
Ex-partner of Fla. Ponzi lawyer Rothstein reaches $500K deal in firm's bankruptcy battle
Miramichi lawyer to be retried
A Miramichi lawyer is slated to face trial again on a charge of obstruction of justice after the Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear his appeal on the matter.
Attorney: Socialite will plead guilty in drug-trafficking case
Lisette Lee, who says she is an heiress to the Samsung fortune, has asked to change her not-guilty plea to drug charges in U.S. District Court in Columbus.
Attorney’s health again at issue
MICHIGAN CITY — For the second week in a row, the health of a defense attorney became a matter for discussion in La Porte Superior Court I.
Renault Offered Spying Suspect Quiet Exit, Lawyer Says
Renault SA told one of three executives accused of selling company secrets to go quietly and “keep the money,” his lawyer said. The French carmaker denied making the offer.