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Attorney: Lawsuit against Brett Favre is flawed
Roy Black, the nationally renowned criminal and civil litigation attorney, said Tuesday that the sexual harassment lawsuit filed against the New York Jets and their former quarterback, Brett Favre, is flawed.
Fernley Council approves Deputy City Attorney post
FERNLEY--Fernley City Attorney Brandi Jensen has proposed to City Council members that an additional position be authorized in her office in the form of an unfunded Deputy City Attorney position that would be at no cost to the city, except for a minimal cost of $25 for worker's compensation.
Former Broward attorney Jeff Newton picked as Orange County attorney
Mayor Teresa Jacobs named a Seminole County deputy attorney on Thursday as her latest pick for Orange County's top legal job.
Council on American-Islamic Relations sues lawyer over use of name
The Council on American-Islamic Relations has sued controversial Southfield lawyer Debbie Schlussel for trademark infringement, saying Schlussel is using its name to confuse its donors. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Detroit, urges Judge Avern Cohn to order Schlussel to stop using or raising money in CAIR's name. A hearing is set for 9 a.m. today.
Lawyer Seeks Names in Prostitution Case
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.
Lawyer opposes closure report in Aarushi case
Ghaziabad, Jan 7 : A lawyer filed an application in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Friday, opposing the CBI's closure report in the Aarushi murder case.
Lawyer opposes closure report in Aarushi case
A lawyer filed an application in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court here Friday, opposing the CBI's closure report in the Aarushi murder case.
Oklahoma's Attorney General-Elect Will File Lawsuit Against Healthcare Reform Law
Attorney General-elect of Oklahoma, Scott Pruitt, has announced he will file an independent lawsuit challenging the federal government over the new healthcare law.
Black book of escort service released to defense attorney -- with a catch
The attorney must not copy or print from a disc containing thousands of names of customers.
NEW INFO: Ohio's Attorney General Sues Those Involved in Laptop Charity Fundraiser
First, WV's Attorney General sues three involved in laptop fundraiser for autism fraud. Now, OH's Attorney General files a lawsuit against Will and Herbert Terry and Vicky Perdue for violating Ohio consumer protection laws in the marketing and sale of personal computers and other electronic goods.
Attorney for Colts' Freeney fires back at lawsuit
According to TMZ.com, an attorney for Indianapolis Colts' Dwight Freeney is firing back at allegations that his client owes unpaid rent to a Los Angeles recording studio. According to TMZ.com, an attorney for Indianapolis Colts' Dwight Freeney is firing back at allegations that his client owes unpaid rent to a Los Angeles recording studio.
Traffic court lawyer was a fake, cops say
A  Skokie man was charged with posing as a lawyer in two traffic court cases but is believed to have represented dozens of other clients over the past several years, the Cook County sheriff's department said today. The investigation of Tahir Malik, 47, began last month after a clerk and a courtroom deputy at the Skokie courthouse grew suspicious about his credentials, according to Steve ...
Attorney general, drug task force shut down marijuana ring
The Colorado Attorney General’s office, and the Northern Colorado Drug Task Force have shut down a marijuana-distribution ring. The drug ring was using state-issued medical marijuana records to conceal its distribution of large quantities of marijuana to non-patients in northern Colorado and New Mexico between December 2009 and December 2010. According to the indictment obtained by the [...]
Seize bodies from exhibit, lawyer urges
A Winnipeg human rights lawyer is trying to use an obscure law to get the province to seize cadavers used in a controversial touring attraction.
Texas justice uses lawyer's sign language skills
When Amber Farrelly Elliott was 9, her mother enrolled her in an American Sign Language class in hopes of keeping the...
Attorney general's office confirms letter on Forbes fraud
The Attorney General's Office has confirmed receiving a letter four years ago that raised concerns about mismanagement of a $5 million state grant to a foundation run by former Secretary of Finance John W. Forbes II.
Attorney general's office confirms letter on Forbes fraud
The Attorney General's Office has confirmed receiving a letter four years ago that raised concerns about mismanagement of a $5 million state grant to a foundation run by former Secretary of Finance John W. Forbes II.
Attorney General's Office Warns of Deed Scam
Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto is alerting consumers about a company that is sending out notices to homeowners about their property deeds.
Keshya Williams: Power of attorney should not be obtained from Internet
If I purchase a power of attorney online through LegalZoom.com, will that be sufficient enough for me to use for my dad's medical insurance? He does not speak because of a stroke and they always call our house to talk to him. I have not told them that he can not talk until I get a power of attorney. –Reader
Attorney General Koster Says Consumers Unfairly Hurt in Dispute Between Mediacom and KOMU
JEFFERSON CITY - Attorney General Chris Koster sent a letter to Mediacom Communications Corp. expressing his concern for mid-Missouri subscribers caught in the dispute between the cable company and KOMU-TV on Friday.
Attorney General John Kroger will push to outlaw all viewing of child pornography under Oregon law
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger wants state lawmakers to update Oregon law to criminalize surfing the Internet for child pornography.
Personal Injury Attorney Sentenced for Stealing from Clients
The local attorney admitted failing to turn over thousands of dollars from settlements.
Attorney who stole more than $100,000 from clients gets year in custody, probation
A personal injury attorney who stole at least $124,000 from a number of clients over a five-year period was sentenced Friday to probation and a year in custody.
Attorney: Wife in, out of sleep during Ryan visit
An attorney for former Illinois Gov. George Ryan is offering details about Ryan's two-hour visit at a hospital this week with his terminally ill wife of 55 years.
Lawyer found shot at office
Police are investigating after a southern Kentucky lawyer died after he was was found shot inside his downtown office.
Former Fayette attorney guilty in theft case
A Fayette County jury Friday deliberated slightly more than two hours before convicting former attorney Mark F. Morrison of all counts in a theft case.
District Attorney's Office mulling charges in Babka case
The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office now has the results of an investigation into Cottonwood Heights police...
Judge sides with Toyota, whistle-blower attorney fined
A retired California judge arbitrating a dispute between Toyota Motor Corp.'s U.S. sales company and a former in-house attorney, Dimitrios Biller, ordered Biller to pay Toyota $2.6 million in damages and stop disclosing confidential company information.
Fired SF Attorney Sues The City
A long-time Sioux Falls City Attorney is suing the city claiming he was wrongfully fired and that he isn't gettin a fair appeal.
Lawyer arrested for involvement in seditious activities
MIRI: A lawyer has been arrested by the Miri police on Thursday night, allegedly for his involvement in [...]
Attorney general orders that Lexington Antique Oriental Rugs close
The attorney general's Office of Consumer Protection has ordered a Lexington antique rug busine
Arlington lawyer sentenced to year in prison
Arlington lawyer Howard Deiner was sentenced to a year in prison for defrauding the parents of children with special needs.
Monserrate hasn't paid defense lawyer: lawsuit
Former State Sen. Hiram Monserrate is stiffing his high-powered defense lawyer, court papers say.
Eastday-Lawyer seeks pardon for China's last hooligan
A lawyer in Beijing has submitted a proposal to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, requesting a special pardon for Niu Yuqiang, who was given death penalty decades ago for hooliganism and later commuted to jail terms, the Beijing Times reported on Friday.
District Attorney's Office mulling Babka charges
The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office now has the results of an investigation into Cottonwood Heights police officer Beau Babka's conduct and will mull whether to file charges.
Bogus lawyer handled 60 cases: cops
A Skokie man acted as an attorney in more than 60 cases. One problem, say prosecutors: He didn’t have a law degreeTahir Malik, 47, is charged with two felony counts of false impersonation of a lawyer, according to a Cook County Sheriff’s office release.At a hearing before Judge Earl B. Hoffenberg, a sheriff’s deputy testified staff at the Skokie courthouse grew suspicious of Malik and found he ...
UPDATE: Sheriff’s Police Bust Fake Lawyer
Tahir Malik fraudulently represented defendants in court, sometimes charging them thousands of dollars, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says.
Skokie man posed as lawyer, authorities say
Clients charged up to $4,500 Marcus Moore has had his share of lawyers, so when he sought representation from Tahir Malik on nearly two dozen traffic and misdemeanor offenses, Moore didn't think it was necessary to question his credentials.
Officials: Skokie man posed as lawyer, charged up to $4,500
Clients charged up to $4,500 Marcus Moore has had his share of lawyers, so when he sought representation from Tahir Malik on nearly two dozen traffic and misdemeanor offenses, Moore didn't think it was necessary to question his credentials.
Skokie man posed as lawyer, authorities say
Marcus Moore has had his share of lawyers, so when he sought representation from Tahir Malik on nearly two dozen traffic and misdemeanor offenses, Moore didn't think it was necessary to question his credentials. "He sounded like an attorney. He met with the state's attorneys before the judge came out, all that," said Moore, 29. "He walked around the courtroom like he was a hotshot, strutting ...
Fraud gets Arlington lawyer year in prison
An Arlington County lawyer who defrauded parents of children with special needs was sentenced Friday to a year in prison by an Arlington Circuit Court judge.
Attorney influenced politics, loved history
William Chalfant, a local attorney who led the way for reapportionment in the Kansas Legislature in ...
Lawyer: Cops shot teen first
A teen who shot a plainclothes cop then was freed on bail while the officer was still in the hospital should sue the city -- because the cops shot him first, his lawyer says. Elijah Foster-Bey, 17, who appeared in Brooklyn Supreme Court yesterday, is charged with wounding Richard Ramirez...
'Qaeda 7' attorney gets NYC job
An embattled former Obama administration appointee -- who was part of a group of attorneys accused of being terrorist sympathizers for defending "enemy combatants" -- has been hired for a post at the US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, officials confirmed today. Tali Farhadian was one of several private attorneys...
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.
Court: Texas attorney general can't block granted gay divorce
DALLAS (AP) - The Texas attorney general can't block a divorce granted to two women who were legally married elsewhere, an appeals court ruled Friday.
Interim city attorney ready for a fight
Interim City Attorney David Pauling said Friday that he will not vacate his post despite the City Council's no-confidence vote, a decision that could trigger a bar complaint by councilors.
Victim exaggerating extent of injuries, lawyer says
The lawyer for the West Vancouver police officer who assaulted newspaper carrier Firoz Khan two years ago contends the victim is exaggerating the extent of his injuries.
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.
State's attorney talks up crack team
SALISBURY -- When Wicomico County State's Attorney Matthew "Matt" Maciarello stepped into his new leadership role this week as top prosecutor, he immediately launched a reorganization plan that he said will create a team of multitalented attorneys who can handle heavier workloads and a diversity of cases.