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Attorney General investigates shutdown of dental sites
The Indiana attorney general's office is investigating a dental chain that abruptly closed its doors this week, leaving some Indiana patients without care.
Corbett picks Pittsburgh lawyer Ward as chief of staff
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE HARRISBURG - A year ago, Pittsburgh lawyer William Ward was helping negotiate a plea deal for a defendant in a corruption case prosecuted by Attorney General Tom Corbett's office.
Lawyer to enter defence over bribery charge
KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer who was charged for soliciting and receiving bribes from his doctor-client six years ago to bribe the police was ordered by the Sessions Court here today to enter his defence on the charges.
Safety net: Seahawks' rookie Earl Thomas is learning from veteran Lawyer Milloy
Lawyer Milloy, left, and Earl Thomas are at different stages in life but provide the Seahawks' last line of defense. Seattle free safety Earl Thomas is introduced to the cheering crowd at Qwest Field before facing St. Louis on Sunday.
Bathurst lawyer to undergo public hearing
A Bathurst lawyer accused of breaching several parts of the Law Society of New Brunswick's code of conduct will be subject to a public disciplinary hearing.
Bathurst lawyer faces disciplinary hearing
A Bathurst lawyer accused of breaching several sections of the Law Society of New Brunswick's code of conduct will face a public disciplinary hearing.
Anwar’s lawyer slams dismissal of suit against Anifah
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 6 — Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s lawyer said today it was “absurd” for the High Court to dismiss the opposition leader’s RM100 million defamation suit against Foreign Minister Datuk Anifah Aman. Sankara Nair claimed that today’s court decision gave ministers complete freedom to defame others. “The decision gives any minister a ...
Jatuporn's lawyer asks court to clarify bail conditions
The lawyer for Jatuporn Prompan, a red shirt leader and MP from the opposition Pheu Thai Party, Thursday filed a petition with the Criminal Court, seeking further explanation to its conditions required for Jatuporn's temporary release.
Erie lawyer Lucas to be sentenced today in tax-evasion case
Erie lawyer Tim Lucas is scheduled to be sentenced this afternoon in federal court in Pittsburgh on charges that he failed to pay more than $300,000 in income taxes over 10 years.
Lawyer ordered to enter defence on bribery charge
Thursday, January 6th, 2011 18:03:00 KUALA LUMPUR: A lawyer who was charged with soliciting and receiving bribes from his doctor-client six years ago to bribe the police was ordered by the Sessions Court here today to enter his defence on the charges. Judge Rozilah Salleh made the order after finding that the prosecution had succeeded in establishing a prima facie case against Ranjit Singh, 57 ...
Attorney: Lindsay Lohan didn't do drugs at rehab
Lindsay Lohan's attorney insists she didn't drink alcohol or do drugs during her stint at the Betty Ford rehabilitation center.
O'Donnell lawyer: Campaign reviews spending
An attorney for former Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has told federal regulators the campaign could not afford finance professionals to oversee its early spending and is now trying to reconcile bank records with its federal spending reports.
Toyota wins $2.6-million judgment against former attorney
Dimitrios Biller had accused the company of a conspiracy to hide evidence in product safety litigation. But the automaker contended that the attorney had violated a confidentiality agreement and attorney-client privilege. Toyota Motor Corp. has won a $2.6-million arbitration judgment against a former in-house attorney who had accused the company of a conspiracy to hide evidence in product safety ...
Attorney: White Supremacist Convicted Based On Fear
An attorney representing a self-proclaimed white supremacist says his client's conviction on Wednesday was based on fear and not the law.
Lawyer takes Emanuel challenge to Appellate Court
Appellate Court urged to remove Chicago mayoral candidate from ballot A veteran election attorney seeking to have former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel removed from the ballot took his case Wednesday to the Illinois Appellate Court, just one day after a Cook County judge agreed with Chicago election officials that Emanuel had a right to run for Chicago mayor.
Judge appoints lawyer for Warren Jeffs
SAN ANGELO, Texas, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A Texas judge appointed a lawyer for polygamist leader Warren Jeffs after he asked for more time to find counsel.
Casey Anthony's attorney Jose Baez ordered to pay $583
Casey Anthony’s attorney Jose Baez has been ordered to pay hundreds out of his own pocket.
Lawyer working to get Emanuel kicked of Chicago mayoral ballot
Lawyer taking the case to the Illinois Appellate Court A lawyer who is trying to get Rahm Emanuel kicked off the ballot for Chicago Mayor is taking the case to the Illinois Appellate Court.
Documents: Cutler attorney names Bailey, Rhoads as site authors
The attorney for independent gubernatorial candiate Eliot Cutler identified political consultant Dennis Bailey, former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Rosa Scarcelli and her husband, Thom Rhoads, as the authors of the website The Cutler Files, according to documents released this week.
Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez slapped with formal sanction, $583 bill
Defense attorney Jose Baez must pay $583 to the prosecution. Chief Judge Belvin Perry today filed his written order hitting attorney Jose Baez with a sanction for a "willful violation" of an earlier court order to turn over expert witness discovery information to the prosecution.
Lawyer: Federal prosecutors handling of black book is 'ridiculous'
A Florida defense lawyer today blasted federal prosecutors in Detroit for refusing to disclose the black book of an alleged escort service, saying the government's claim that the customers are entitled to privacy is "ridiculous."
Attorney for Casey Anthony fined
An attorney for a Florida mother charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter has been fined for failing to turn over information about expert witnesses.
Casey Anthony attorney slapped with formal sanction
Baez must pay $583 to the prosecution Chief Judge Belvin Perry today filed his written order hitting attorney Jose Baez with a sanction for a "willful violation" of an earlier court order to turn over expert witness discovery information to the prosecution. As a result, Baez will have to pay $583.73 in prosecutor's "attorney's
Ind. Attorney General investigating dental company
The Indiana Attorney General’s office is investigating a dental company that has abruptly closed all of its offices, including one in Evansville.
Attorney tells Shelby County school board to prepare for merger
Attorney Chuck Cagle said a merger between Memphis and Shelby County schools would take between 12 and 18 months.
Lawyer says prison mistreating man tied to Times Square bomber
The lawyer for a Pakistani man accused of providing nearly $5,000 to the Times Square bomber said on Thursday she was "shocked" to find him held in prison solitary confinement, and the prosecutor agreed isolation was not necessary.
Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez slapped with formal sanction, $583 bill
Defense attorney Jose Baez must pay $583 to the prosecution. Chief Judge Belvin Perry today filed his written order hitting attorney Jose Baez with a sanction for a "willful violation" of an earlier court order to turn over expert witness discovery information to the prosecution.
Mayor Jacobs announces new county attorney pick
Mayor Teresa Jacobs named Thursday a Seminole County deputy attorney as her latest pick for Orange County's top legal job.
County Attorney Urges Merger Preps
An attorney hired by Shelby County Schools has some similar beliefs as supporters of the school merger.
Lohan investigation referred to district attorney
It's up to the Riverside County district attorney's office to decide whether Lindsay Lohan will be charged with battery for last month's skirmish with a Betty Ford Center rehabilitation technician.
Attorney General Says Pa. Power Plant Is Polluting NY Air
The New York Attorney General has filed suit against the owner of an out-of-state power plant he claims is polluting New York's air. Eric Schneiderman, the attorney general, accused Homer City electric Plant in Western Pennsylvania of multiple Clean Air Act violations on Thursday. Schneiderman said the plant is a major source of sulfur dioxide particulate matter that can cause breathing problems ...
OC attorney charged with sex with teens
An OC attorney was charged with unlawful sex with two minors, and authorities were seeking other possible victims.
Attorney for ex-superintendent Shank seeks more information
York, PA - An attorney for former South Eastern School District Supt. Tracy S. Shank asked a York County judge for time to explain what pre-trial discovery information he is seeking.
Attorney who won hepatitis outbreak trial named top ten "Lawyer of the Year"
Robert Eglet, the attorney who won a state record $505 million verdict in May in the first trial related to the 2008 hepatitis outbreak in Las Vegas, has been named a "Lawyer of the Year" by Lawyers USA.
U.S. Attorney’s Office announces promotions
U.S. Attorney’s Office announces promotions By melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Updated Jan 6, 2011 06:35PM MDT A veteran prosecutor who helped secure a conviction against Brian David Mitchell for the 2002 kidnapping and rape of Elizabeth Smart has been promoted to a new position in the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Felice Viti, whose work U.S. Attorney Carlie Christensen credited along with ...
Attorney seeks information he thinks will clear former superintendent Shank
Former South Eastern School District Superintendent Tracy Shank's attorney believes "potentially serious issues" could be discovered in documents he's seeking from the district that would prove his client is innocent.
Florida attorney general slams banks' foreclosure practices
Florida Atty. Gen. Pam Bondi's office has released a highly critical PowerPoint presentation explaining the legal issues surrounding the foreclosure fracas that erupted late last year. See the full report here. Titled "Unfair, Deceptive and Unconscionable Acts in Foreclosure Cases,"...
Attorney's affidavit expands on claims of unfairness against judge in Ersland case
An Oklahoma County judge who was upset with his Mexican roofers called them “nothing but filthy animals,” an attorney said Thursday in a sworn statement. Michael S. Johnson stated District Judge Ray C. Elliott said the roofers “deserve to all be taken south of the border with a shotgun to their heads.”
Minnesota Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against 3M
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson recently filed a lawsuit against 3M Company to make it pay the State for damage it caused to Minnesota's ground and surface water and natural resources by its decades-long disposal of chemicals called perfluorochemicals, or PFCs, which the company used to make stain repellents like Scotchguard, fire retardants, paints, and chemical products.
Attorney general's office confirms letter on Forbes fraud
The Attorney General's Office has confirmed receiving a letter that raised concerns about mismanagement of a $5 million state grant.
Attorney says trial to protect Geneva mayor from civil liability
GENEVA – Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns’ attorney entered a plea of not guilty for a ticket Burns received in connection with a three-vehicle crash and requested a bench trial to protect him from possible civil liability.
Jeffs hires new attorney, then fires him
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs fired his attorney Wednesday just hours after hiring him, prompting a West Texas judge to...
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 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.
7 law firms file for San Benito city attorney position
SAN BENITO — Seven law firms, including City Attorney Jan Cassidy and former Mayor Rick Morado, have submitted proposals for the city attorney’s job, city records show.City commissioners are expected to review the list of candidates Jan. 18, City...
Pakistani’s lawyer complains of treatment
A lawyer for a Pakistani man questioned in Massachusetts during the investigation of the failed Times Square bombing has complained about his client’s treatment in jail. Aftab Ali Khan of Watertown is charged with immigration fraud and lying to investigators. He is not accused of knowing about or participating in the botched attack. In court yesterday, his lawyer said Khan ...
Attorney seeks to throw out statements Province made to feds
KINGMAN — The attorney for one of the three suspects who escaped from a state prison outside of Kingman July 30 filed another motion in Mohave County Superior Court.
Lawyer cleared of wrongdoing for writing Bornmann reference letter
Finance Minister Colin Hansen is defending the recent appointment to the board of a government regulatory agency a lawyer who wrote a letter of support for a central figure in the B.C. Rail scandal.
Attorney General-elect to share legal plans for health-care reform
Attorney General-elect Scott Pruitt will announce Friday his intentions concerning a legal challenge of federal health-care reform.
Judge to say if lawyer gets full access to names
A lawyer for a man charged with running an international prostitution ring is asking a Detroit federal judge to grant access to a list of thousands of clients.