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Attorney general warns of deed scam
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada attorney general's office is alerting consumers about a company that is sending out notices to homeowners about their property deeds.
Lawyer's office is lined with rare baseball cards, including Honus Wagner
Lawyers and clients know E. Powell Miller as a high-powered class-action attorney who has scored multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements against big corporations. But the 49-year-old Rochester lawyer has another side: He collects baseball cards -- lots of 'em.
Kaneria's lawyer says PCB won't meet him
The lawyer of discarded test bowler Danish Kaneria said on Saturday that the Pakistan Cricket Board had refused to meet him to discuss the future of the leg-spinner. British lawyer Steven Haurigan said the PCB told him in an email that his request for a meeting had been turned down. "We have been in contact with them for a number of weeks from London asking for a meeting, (but) they have...
Kaneria 'may take legal action' against Pakistan
A lawyer for leg-spinner Danish Kaneria warned Saturday he may go to court if Pakistan's cricket authorities do not clear his client of suspicions of match-fixing.
Erie lawyer Lucas sentenced to a year in prison
PITTSBURGH -- Erie lawyer Tim Lucas expressed remorse but admitted he had no explanation for his crime as he was sentenced Thursday for his failure to pay more than $300,000 in income taxes over a 10-year period.
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.
DeLay lawyer criticizes immunity offers
Two days before the former House leader is sentenced in a political money-swap case, Tom DeLay's lawyer complains that Travis County prosecutors offered immunity for two ex-DeLay aides.
12. Lawyer dies during inquiry
IPOH: A lawyer collapsed and died in the midst of a domestic inquiry at Royal Ipoh Club.
ATTORNEY GENERAL MADIGAN: NEW SUNSHINE LAWS CREATED MORE GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY
Attorney General Lisa Madigan today released details of the first year under the state’s strengthened Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act that show the laws’ implementation have shed light for the public on the workings of all levels of government in Illinois.
Simpson lawyer answers critics
F. Lee Bailey: "So many people said, 'You are the reason he got off.' It is very frustrating, a terribly raw deal. ... It is the most sustained assault on my credibility that I have ever experienced. Why -- if I knew he was guilty -- why go around taking this abuse?"
Attorney general asks Supreme Court to stop drug companies from cutting deals to block generic drugs
LOS ANGELES – California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case that seeks to end the “pay-for-delay” agreements in which a drug company pays competitors not to market generic versions of its brand-name drug.
City Attorney to be arraigned
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has charged the city attorney of Chino and Rialto with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of alcohol.
'Enemy' lawyer lands in B'klyn
A former Obama administration appointee who was among a group of lawyers accused of defending "enemy combatants" has been hired by the US Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, officials confirmed yesterday. Tali Farhadian, 35, worked for Attorney General Eric Holder until last June. She was earlier with a law firm...
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.
Attorney for assistant DA seeks to quash indictment as judge resigns case
Ted Steinke, attorney for Collin County Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis, filed a motion Tuesday to have Davis’ indictment quashed. Davis was indicted last week 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.
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.
Lawyer Reviews Launches Free Legal Advice Service for the Public
The recently launched legal services website, http://www.lawyer-reviews.co.uk, is now out of beta phase and open to the public. The Lawyer Reviews service aims to help consumers find the best lawyers to deal with their cases, to offer advice during the initial stages and also to support them throughout the process until the case is concluded.
Michigan attorney general renews objections to health care law
Schuette's first week: Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says he will continue the state's role in a legal challenge to the federal health care overhaul. Schuette, in his first week as Michigan's attorney general, said Wednesday that he will add his name to the suit filed by 20 states to challenge the law.
Lawyer accused of pulling sickie to travel abroad drops compensation bid
A LAWYER suspended over claims she "threw a sickie" to watch a football match has dropped her compensation bid.
German lawyer resigns from FIFA ethics commission
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German lawyer resigns from FIFA commission
A German lawyer has resigned from FIFA's ethics commission, saying world soccer's governing body isn't investigating the alleged corruption in its ranks. Guenter Hirsch wrote in a letter to ethics commission president Claudio Sulser that FIFA appeared unwilling to deal with growing problems.
Attorney seeks to suppress evidence in Clearfield shooting
Information gathered from jailhouse conversations between a man charged with assault and his wife should be suppressed, his defense attorney says, even though prosecutors said there would be no case without the calls.
German lawyer resigns from FIFA
A German FIFA official has resigned in protest of the failure of the organisation to tackle corruption.
German lawyer resigns from FIFA
A German FIFA official has resigned in protest of the failure of the organisation to tackle corruption.
George Gascon named San Francisco district attorney
San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon confirmed Sunday that he will become the city’s district attorney and serve out the remaining term of former D.A. Kamala Harris, California’s new attorney general. "I'm very honored for the opportunity to serve the...
Lawyer resigns from Fifa commission
Frankfurt - A top German lawyer has resigned from Fifa’s ethics commission in protest at the world football body's apparent failure to tackle alleged corruption in its ranks.
San Francisco police chief named district attorney
(01-09) 17:31 PST San Francisco, CA (AP) -- In a stunning move, the city's chief of police was sworn in Sunday as San Francisco's new district attorney in what Mayor Gavin Newsom called his final mayoral act. George...
Assange Lawyer Robertson Hid Rushdie, Defended Lawmaker Who Faked Suicide
Geoffrey Robertson , the U.K. lawyer seeking to halt WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange ’s extradition to Sweden, has grown accustomed to high-profile cases since representing a politician who faked his own death in the 1970s.
SFPD Chief George Gascon Sworn In As District Attorney
In his final act as mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom swore in police Chief George Gascon as the new district attorney in a special ceremony held on the mayor’s balcony inside City Hall Sunday.
Lawmaker asks attorney general to investigate Aramark's prison food contract
FRANKFORT — A state lawmaker wants Attorney General Jack Conway to investigate possible viola
Judy Clarke, Loughner’s Lawyer, Is Called a Master Strategist
Judy Clarke, who will represent Jared L. Loughner, is a well-known public defender who gets life sentences in cases that often begin with calls for the death penalty.
O.J. 's ex lawyer says he can prove he's innocent
O.J. Simpson 's former lawyer is out to prove that because the glove didn't fit, the jury was right to acquit.
Ariz. Rampage Suspect May Seek Unabomber Lawyer
Ariz. man charged in assassination try, killings may seek Unabomber lawyer; court hearing set
An Iranian rights group condemns 11-year sentence for lawyer
An Iranian human rights lawyer has been sentenced to 11 years in prison, according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran.
Madigan content to be attorney general
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's political future is a favorite parlor game among the state's chattering classes, whether she's being talked up for governor, U.S. Senate, the Illinois Supreme Court or mayor of Chicago . As she prepares to be sworn in to a third term Monday, Madigan maintains she's happy as the state's chief legal officer. "I love my job and I don't think I've failed to ...
San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon named district attorney
The former high-ranking LAPD officer will serve out the remaining year of Kamala Harris' term. San Francisco Police Chief George Gascon was appointed city district attorney Sunday and will serve the remaining term of former Dist. Atty. Kamala Harris, now California's attorney general.
Iran 'jails human rights lawyer'
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is sentenced to 11 years in jail, her husband says.
Shooting suspect may get renowned public defender
San Diego attorney Judy Clarke represented the ''Unabomber,'' Olympics bomber, and a killer mom.
Attorney for assistant DA seeks to quash indictment as judge resigns case
Ted Steinke, attorney for Collin County Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis, filed a motion Tuesday to have Davis’ indictment quashed. Davis was indicted last week 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.
Top Iran rights lawyer jailed for 11 years: family
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to 11 years in jail and banned for 20 years from working as an attorney and leaving the country, her husband told AFP on Monday.
PCB refuses to meet Kaneria's lawyer
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Iran rights lawyer jailed for 11 years: family
Tehran, Jan 10 (AFP) Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to 11 years in jail and banned for 20 years from working as an attorney and leaving the country, her husband said today.
Lawmaker asks attorney general to investigate Aramark's prison food contract
FRANKFORT — A state lawmaker wants Attorney General Jack Conway to investigate possible viola
Iran rights lawyer jailed
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to 11 years in jail.
Iran rights lawyer jailed: family
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to 11 years in jail and banned from leaving the country, her husband says.
Iran rights lawyer jailed: family
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to 11 years in jail and banned from leaving the country, her husband says.
Iran rights lawyer 'jailed for 11 years'
Prominent Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been sentenced to 11 years in jail and banned for 20 years from working as an attorney and leaving the country, her husband told AFP on Monday.
Lawyer F. Lee Bailey defends O.J. Simpson's 1995 acquittal
Former O.J. Simpson defense lawyer F. Lee Bailey is defending Simpson's 1995 acquittal on charges of murdering his ex-wife and her friend.