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Tennessee Attorney General affirms Piper hire
State Attorney General Robert E. Cooper Jr. filed an opinion Tuesday affirming the legal reasoning behind Johnny Piper's hire to CDE Lightband superintendent post.
Queens judge put vacation plans ahead of murder trial, says famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz
Famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz blasted the judge who presided over the murder trial of a Queens doctor who hired a hitman to kill her husband, telling an appeals court today that the defense was forced to make a rushed summation because the judge’s vacation plans “trumped everything.” Dershowitz, representing...
More than 100 in State’s Attorney’s office get pink slips
Just a day after State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez told the Cook County Board that budget cuts would severely impact her office, she sent pink slips to more than 100 office staff members.“Sadly, we have begun the process,” State’s Attorney spokeswoman Sally Daly said Wednesday. Those told they were being laid off included administrative assistants, clerks, victim-witness specialists and community ...
More than 100 in State’s Attorney’s office get pink slips
Just a day after State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez told the Cook County Board that budget cuts would severely impact her office, she sent pink slips to more than 100 office staff members.“Sadly, we have begun the process,” State’s Attorney spokeswoman Sally Daly said Wednesday. Those told they were being laid off included administrative assistants, clerks, victim-witness specialists and community ...
Attorney speaks out for Mandeville accountant charged with 45 counts of wire fraud
The attorney for a Mandeville accountant charged last week with 45 counts of wire fraud in an alleged scheme to steal more than $170,000 from an oil consulting firm says his client "simply committed accounting malpractice."Stephen Wiles said that Anthony...
More than 100 in State’s Attorney’s office to get pink slips
Just a day after State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez told the Cook County Board that budget cuts would severely impact her office, she sent pink slips to more than 100 office staff members.“Sadly, we have begun the process,” State’s Attorney spokeswoman Sally Daly said Wednesday. Those told they were being laid off included administrative assistants, clerks, victim-witness specialists and community ...
State’s Attorney’s Office To Get Over 100 Pink Slips
Just a day after State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez told the Cook County Board that budget cuts would severely impact her office, she sent pink slips to more than 100 office staff members.
State's Attorney Lays Off 101 Workers
Just a day after State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez told the Cook County Board that budget cuts would severely impact her office, she sent pink slips to more than 100 office staff members.
Teen pregnancies not due to polygamy: lawyer
A lawyer arguing against Canada's polygamy law suggests the high instance of teen pregnancy in Bountiful, B.C., may be linked to religion and isolation rather than multiple marriage.
More than 100 in State’s Attorney’s office to get pink slips
Just a day after State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez told the Cook County Board that budget cuts would severely impact her office, she issued pink slips to more than 100 office staff members.“Sadly, we have begun the process,” State’s Attorney spokeswoman Sally Daly said Wednesday. Those told they were being laid off included administrative assistants, clerks, victim-witness specialists and community ...
Aristide to return 'very soon' to Haiti: lawyer
Ex-president Jean-Bertrand Aristide will try to return to Haiti in the coming days, his lawyer said Wednesday, even though Washington warned the move would only add to the turmoil in the Caribbean nation.
Settlement reached over district attorney fees
The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office and the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers reached a settlement...
U.S. Attorney General addresses local issues
MISSOULA - The U.S. Attorney General took the stage at the University of Montana and told the audience he has happy to be in Missoula, as the UM's Law School reaches its 100th anniversary.
Secret video released of detained Chinese lawyer
Secretly shot video of a Chinese activist lawyer who has been under strict house arrest since his release from prison last year has been leaked online. This is the first the public has heard from Chen Guangcheng since his release.
Attorney General Speaks At UM
The U.S. Attorney General stopped by the University of Montana Wednesday afternoon. Eric Holder spoke in front of a packed house at the University Theatre. The lecture was part of the UM Law School lecture series.
Lawyer gets 10 years for fraud
A former Brisbane lawyer has been sentenced to 10 years' jail for frauds totalling up to $8 million.
State’s Attorney Alvarez lays off 101 workers
Just a day after Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez told county commissioners that she couldn’t cut her budget as much as proposed, she laid off 101 staff members on Wednesday.“Sadly, we have begun the process,” state’s attorney’s office spokeswoman Sally Daly said.Those losing their jobs included administrative assistants, clerks, victim-witness specialists and community outreach ...
Settlement reached over district attorney fees
The Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office and the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers reached a settlement Wednesday concerning fees attorneys were being charged for information about their clients.
Lawyer jailed over $8m fraud
A Brisbane lawyer has received a maximum 10-year sentence for a series of frauds worth $8 million.
Attorney For "Doc Hollywood" Says Aggravated Assault Charges Too Much
William Ricker Ferguson, who also goes by Richard Ferguson awaits a preliminary hearing which will determine if he will face trial for aggravated assault.  His attorney, Rudy Bautista, says charging someone with aggravated assault in a medical case is too much.  He's hoping to make the charges go away.Ferguson was charged in October of 2010. He faces 18 charges including aggravated assault and ...
EPA, attorney for note holder tour 105-year-old facility
The owner of the Peerless Mill got visits from an attorney who doesn't want him to tear down the mill and federal officials who warned him to be careful if he does.
Savannah tells Attorney General: No secret meetings held
A city of Savannah response to the state Attorney General's Office contends no secret meetings were held by the City Council. But it also fails to specifically respond to questions about why Mayor Otis Johnson broke the council into teams of three to interview city manager candidates. The city's response was provided to the Savannah Morning News late Wednesday. Russ Willard, public information ...
Baltimore state's attorney wants to shift prosecutors into neighborhoods
Committee studying feasibility of model recently adopted in Philadelphia Baltimore State's Attorney Gregg Bernstein said Wednesday that he wants to assign assistant state's attorneys to geographic areas to track repeat offenders plaguing their communities.
Rights lawyer to petition for UN monitoring on ISA
Rights lawyer Nitithorn Lamluan will on Thursday submit a petition calling for the Office of the Untied Nations High Commissioners for Human Rights to monitor the enforcement of Internal Security ...
Defense lawyer pushes massacre theories
A DEFENSE lawyer in the Maguindano massacre case offered some eyebrow-raising theories on Wednesday on possible reasons for the deaths of the 57 victims in a bid to demolish the testimony of medical experts.
Lawyer jailed over $8m fraud
A Brisbane lawyer has received a maximum 10-year sentence for a series of frauds worth $8 million.
Secretly shot video released of Chinese activist lawyer under tight house arrest
BEIJING, China - Reporters and supporters who have travelled to activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng's rural village in eastern China to see him after his release from prison last fall have been turned away by officials or stick-waving thugs. In a country where even the wife of last year's Nobel Peace Prize winner is shut away at her home, Chen's house arrest is one of the more extreme.
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
Secret video released of detained Chinese lawyer
Reporters and supporters who have traveled to activist lawyer Chen Guangcheng's rural village in eastern China to see him after his release from prison last fall have been turned away by officials or stick-waving thugs. In a country where even the wife of last year's Nobel Peace Prize winner is shut away at her home, Chen's house arrest is one of the more extreme.
Lawyer Thomas McEvilly recalled as one of best
WORCESTER - Other lawyers still talk about some of Thomas F. McEvilly's legendary courtroom battles with hard-nosed prosecutors like the late Edward J. Bagley and Richard P. Withstandley from decades ago.
Virginia Attorney General Asks Supreme Court to Expedite Hearing on Health Care Law
Arguing that a definitive legal ruling on the constitutionality of President Obama's health-care law must come without further delay, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli filed a petition Wednesday asking the Supreme Court to immediately consider the issue and not wait for the judgment of a lower appellate court.
Julian Assange's German lawyer wants Wikileaks data back
Wikileaks' lawyer in Germany, Johannes Eisenberg, has demanded Daniel Domscheit-Berg hand back all the data he took away, or else!
Attorney General's opinion affirms Piper hiring
State Attorney General Robert E. Cooper Jr. affirmed the legal reasoning used to justify CDE Lightband's hiring of Johnny Piper to the superintendent post.
Petersburg Borough formation attorney responds to Kupreanof City resolution
An attorney hired by the City of Petersburg to aid the formation of a Petersburg Borough responded to a Feb. 3 article in the Petersburg Pilot about the City of Kupreanof passing a resolution against borough formation.
Watertown resident hired as assistant Middlesex District attorney
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone announced today that Watertown resident Christopher Baker was hired as the newest Assistant District Attorney for the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office.  Baker, a graduate of Boston College Law School, will be working as an ADA out of Lowell District Court. Prior to joining the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Baker served with the United States ...
Lawyer testifies in slay case
MANILA, Philippines – A counsel for one of the victims of the “Maguindanao Massacre’’ said that six of those killed were unlucky to be at the wrong place at the wrong time when the carnage happened. Lawyer Nena Santos told reporters Thursday that government worker and victim Anthony Ridao was on his way to Cotabato City alone on board his Toyota FX when he happened to trail the convoy on the ...
Dealpolitik: NYSE-Deutsche Borse–A Lawyer’s Fantasy Come True
We dont yet know all the law firms representing NYSE Euronext and Deutsche Börse. But rest assured of one thing: These law firms are going to have a great year - and it's only February.
New lawyer to help Detroit water dept.
Detroit — A federal judge on Wednesday signaled he wants to hire a new lawyer to help oversee the scandal-plagued Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.
Attorney In Chase Death Will Drop Lawsuit For Apology
The family of a man killed after a police chase said they will drop their lawsuit for an apology.
US Attorney General Holder Speaks at UM
MISSOULA – U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urged University of Montana law students Wednesday to choose careers in public service and also addressed such sensitive topics as medical marijuana and the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The nation's highest law enforcement officer spoke at the annual Judge William B. Jones and Judge Edward A. Tamm Judicial Lecture Series, which has in ...
100 UC Irvine faculty members ask district attorney to drop charges against Muslim students
The group said the Muslim Student Union was wrong to disrupt the speech last year by Ambassador Michael Oren but that the students and the group had already been disciplined by the university.
Gammick lawyer: Ethics complaint was politically motivated
The lawyer for Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick told the Nevada Commission on Ethics this morning that the complaint filed against Gammick was politically motivated and said he did not violate ethics laws.
Everest, Kaplan have highest number of complaints with attorney general
Florida's attorney general is investigating eight for-profit colleges after consumer complaints allege billing disputes and degrees that are worthless.
Lawyer still working to clear UNC's Ramsay
The lawyer for UNC fullback Devon Ramsay said Thursday that he is continuing to work with the University of North Carolina and the NCAA to reverse the determination that the Tar Heels football player violated NCAA rules.
Gammick lawyer: Ethics complaint was politically motivated
The lawyer for Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick told the Nevada Commission on Ethics this morning that the complaint filed against Gammick was politically motivated and said he did not violate ethics laws.
Attorney for Convicted Man Requests Ruling on Death Penalty
The attorney for a suspect in a double homicide in Salina is asking a judge to rule that the state's death penalty law is unconstitutional. Yesterday (WED), attorney Richard Ney asked Saline County District Court Judge Rene Young to strike the death penalty in the case against Terrence J. Watson.
Attorney: Va collector is sword's rightful owner
The attorney for a Williamsburg collector says his client is the rightful owner of a Civil War-era sword that Brown University claims was stolen from its collection in the mid-1970s.
For-profit colleges: Everest, Kaplan have highest number of complaints before Florida attorney general
Florida's attorney general is currently investigating eight for-profit colleges, which have been the subjects of 183 consumer complaints.
Abusive plaintiff barred from suing ex-lawyer
A dissatisfied plaintiff who bombarded his ex-lawyer with abusive legal papers has been barred from ever suing the attorney again, according to a recent decision. After Donald Schechter asked to be relieved from representing Alexander Breytman in a 2003 landlord-tenant flap, Breytman began filing legal process against the lawyer and...
Attorney General Abbott, Sen. Watson announce sexting prevention legislation
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Monday joined State Sen. Kirk Watson, who announced the filing of Senate Bill 407, legislation that will help curb the dangerous practice of sexting.