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Mississauga’s Own Lawyer Blasts Mayor McCallion For Role In Land Deal
Hazel McCallion is testifying at a judicial inquiry involving her son Peter.
NY attorney general to target contractor fraud
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.
Dutch lawyer: 'giant' client too big for jail
A Dutch lawyer is attempting to get his client out of jail with an unusual argument: he's too tall and fat for his cell.
Lawyer Says Client Too Big For Jail
AMSTERDAM - A Dutch lawyer is attempting to get his client out of jail with an unusual argument: he's too tall and fat for his cell. "He is a giant of a man, there's no way you cannot realize that as soon as you see him," said Bas Martens in a telephone interview Friday. Martens said his client, about 6 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 500 pounds, is in a 12 sq. yard cell. The prisoner ...
Lawyer shot dead after standoff with Chesterfield police
Police said Richard C. Ferris II confronted officers and exchanged gunfire before he was killed.
Attorney General Koster suggests regional sewer district
Of the dozen recommendations that Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster made to improve Lake of the Ozarks water quality, five involved water studies and surveys. While Koster encouraged lake area governments to move toward establishing a regional sewer district that would surround the lake, he recommended that several baseline studies be conducted to determine what, if any, contaminants posed ...
Lawyer gets 9-year term for fraud conviction
A Buffalo lawyer and businessman who was found guilty of a multimillion-dollar bank fraud has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison by Chief U. S. District Judge William M. Skretny, U. S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced Thursday.
Everett attorney named to Snohomish County Superior Court judge post
Richard Okrent, of Everett, will replace Gerald Knight, who retired from the Snohomish County court last month.
Celebrity attorney's law license revoked
Attorney Michael "Mickey" Sherman leaves U.S. District Court in Bridgeport on Dec. 22 after he was sentenced to one year in jail for failing to pay income tax. Sherman's law license will be suspended in March when he is to report to prison.
Lawyer: Muslim Students Called Before Grand Jury
An attorney says six Muslim students arrested at the University of California, Irvine, last year for interrupting a speech by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren have appeared before a criminal grand jury.
Deadbeat ex-pol Monserrate can't pay high-powered lawyer with public funds: judge
Broke and disgraced ex-pol Hiram Monserrate lost his high-powered defense lawyer this morning after a judge refused to let him use taxpayer money to pay his bills. Manhattan federal Judge Colleen McMahon told the unemployed Queens Democrat that only a defendant who can afford to pay for legal represensation gets...
Mo. Attorney General gives tips on Data Protection Day
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster warned Missouri residents to protect their and their children's personal information by checking the privacy settings on social websites and using secured networks.  Check out these tips.
Conn. attorney general: Deal reached with Google
Connecticut's attorney general says a new agreement has been reached with Google, allowing negotiations to begin over the company's collection of data from unsecured wireless networks in the state.
Lawyer asks for new trial for Hastings man convicted of rape
Oswego, NY -- A Central Square lawyer Friday asked Oswego County Court Judge Walter Hafner Jr. for the rape conviction of a Hastings man to be set aside and a new trial held. A hearing on the request is set...
SEC accuses corporate attorney of altering docs
The Securities and Exchange Commission today instituted "administrative proceedings" against David Tamman, a corporate attorney accused of improperly altering private placement memorandum.
Lawyer: Woman called 'Jihad Jane' plans to plead guilty
Colleen LaRose, the woman who authorities say called herself "Jihad Jane" on YouTube, has changed her mind about fighting government charges that she was plotting to wage violent jihad overseas.
Celebrity attorney's law license pulled
Attorney Michael "Mickey" Sherman leaves U.S. District Court in Bridgeport on Dec. 22 after he was sentenced to one year in jail for failing to pay income tax. Sherman's law license will be suspended in March when he is to report to prison.
Kennedy cousin's lawyer suspended from practice
An attorney who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his Connecticut murder trial will be suspended from practicing law while he serves a prison term for failing to pay taxes.
Chesterfield attorney killed in standoff ran law firm with wife
Attorney Richard Ferris, II practiced law with his wife Michelle Ferris in Chesterfield. He also operated a gun dealership out of the same office.
Georgia Attorney General demands explanation on Savannah City Council's secret meeting
The state Attorney General's Office has directed Savannah city officials to provide a written explanation within 10 days about whether they violated open meetings law. Council members on Jan. 18 divided into teams of three at Mayor Otis Johnson's direction to interview four candidates for city manager, three council members say. That circumvented a requirement under state law that if a quorum of ...
Attorney calls JCPS student assignment survey results 'skewed'
Strong opposition continues from parents who are suing the Jefferson County Public Schools over the student assignment plan. A day after the district's consultant said the plan needed tune ups, those nine parents and their attorney told us the survey was skewed.
Lawyer honored
A Red Deer lawyer was honoured Friday at the Alberta Law Conference in Edmonton.
Pall CEO retiring, top lawyer resigns
Pall Corp. said Friday that Eric Krasnoff plans to retire as chairman, president and CEO by his 60th birthday next March, or earlier if a successor is found, after 17 years with the company.
Loughner Lawyer Agrees to Move Case to Tucson, Arizona
Jared Lee Loughner’s lawyer and federal prosecutors agreed to move his case to Tucson, Arizona, where the Jan. 8 shooting occurred in which he’s been charged with murder and attempted murder.
Lawyer found in landfill died from trauma
NEWARK, Del., Jan. 28 (UPI) -- An adviser to U.S. presidents whose body was found in a landfill died from blunt force trauma, a Delaware medical examiner said Friday.
Kennedy cousin's lawyer suspended from practice
An attorney who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his Connecticut murder trial will be suspended from practicing law while he serves a prison term for failing to pay taxes.
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Loughner Lawyer Agrees to Move Shooting Case to Tucson
Jared Lee Loughner’s lawyer and federal prosecutors agreed to move his case to Tucson, Arizona, where the Jan. 8 shooting occurred in which he’s been charged with murder and attempted murder.
Local attorney indicted on money laundering, engaging in organized criminal activity charges
A Victoria attorney was arrested Friday on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity and money laundering.
Stewart attorney raises judge issue
For the second time, Doug Stewart's attorney claimed the judge assigned in Stewart's trial for murdering his wife, Venus, talked about the case with the prosecutor out of court.
Attorney explores Indiana County man's rape, murder conviction
An attorney for the New York-based Innocence Project says he's at a "crossroads" in his attempt to clear an Indiana County man convicted in the 1976 rape and shooting death of a 15-year-old girl.
Attorney General questions Savannah City Council meetings
Savannah officials have 10 days to respond; violation could nullify a city manager pick The Georgia Attorney General's Office is giving Savannah city officials 10 days to respond to allegations they violated state meetings law. City officials could be guilty of a misdemeanor and a fine of up to $500. But David Hudson, general counsel for the Georgia Press Association, also said if the city ...
Judge axes Hiram lawyer
Broke and disgraced ex-pol Hiram Monserrate lost his high-powered defense lawyer yesterday when a judge refused to let Monserrate use taxpayer money to pay his bills. Manhattan federal Judge Colleen McMahon told the unemployed Queens Democrat that only a defendant who can afford to pay for legal representation gets to...
DA asks for new attorney for mom in evangelist trial
BEDFORD - Bedford County District Attorney Bill Higgins has asked that a new attorney be appointed for the woman accused of driving her daughter to a motel where the girl was allegedly raped by a traveling evangelist.
Ward demotes attorney
The State Attorney's Office's Upper Keys supervising prosecutor will be moved to the Key West misdemeanor division in February due to her lack of management skills, a spokesman for State Attorney... read more
Suspect's attorney wants TV footage
The attorney for a murder suspect in Charlotte wants a judge to order " The First 48 " TV show to turn over its video footage of a police investigation that led to his client's arrest.
Collections firm sues local attorney
A collections company sued local attorney Daniel E. Serban in Allen Superior Court this week, alleging he failed to return money he collected on its behalf.
Council attorney says he doesn't know where controversial amendment proposal came from
Council Attorney Drew Rees isn't sure of the origin of a controversial proposed City Charter amendment that he handed out to councilors just ahead of a vote last fall.
Attorney allegedly took his pay in pain pills
A Westerville attorney was arrested Wednesday after bartering his legal expertise for drugs, according to the Franklin County prosecutor.
Local attorney’s weight loss leads to healthy lifestyle
Attorney Sharon Miner, of Miner Law Firm in Fenton, is a much smaller version of her former self, having lost and kept off 40 pounds in the past 2½ years.
Celebrity attorney's law license pulled
Attorney Michael "Mickey" Sherman leaves U.S. District Court in Bridgeport on Dec. 22 after he was sentenced to one year in jail for failing to pay income tax. Sherman's law license will be suspended in March when he is to report to prison.
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.
Lawyer: 1982 attacker of Richland cop 'deserving of parole'
BELLEVUE — An Iowa drifter who attacked a Richland police officer in 1982 is no longer a
Attorney general wants Savannah officials to explain meeting gimmick
SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Georgia attorney general's office has requested a written explanation from Savannah city officials about a possible violation of the open meetings law.
Lawyer acts for unborn baby
A pregnant drug addict who had been living in a filthy garden shed has been remanded in jail thanks to her "heroic" lawyer, who refused to seek bail.
Lawyer acts to aid unborn baby
A lawyer who refused to seek bail for a drug-addicted pregnant client assigned to him is being hailed as a hero.
Attorney, saved from fire and resuscitated, draws up free wills
  Four years ago, first responders saved the life of a Lititz attorney.Now that attorney draws up free wills for first responders.It's more than a fair trade, according to John Gibbel, a partner in Gibbel Kraybill & Hess.Gibbel was burning trash in his backyard at Rothsville on the evening ...
New attorney general sets priorities
New Attorney General Alan Wilson can’t get his watch fixed. He hasn’t used the Kindle eReader he got for Christmas . He has stopped regular jogs.
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.
Hecker Accuses Lawyer, Trustee Of Lying
Disgraced Twin Cities auto dealer Denny Hecker has written a letter to a bankruptcy judge accusing a bankruptcy trustee and his own former attorney of lying.