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Lawyer claims Indian police detained wrong ‘Soosai’
CHENNAI: Will the real Malaysian fugitive Michael Soosai please stand up? In a dramatic twist of events, a lawyer representing the alleged fraudster has claimed the person detained by Indian police last year was not the notorious fugitive wanted by Interpol, but an Indian national.
Attorney: Drop charges against accused killer
Murder and other charges against a former death-row inmate should be dropped because a psychiatrist's report sat in a prosecutor's office for five years, his defense attorney said Friday.An attorney for James Lincoln Strong, awaiting a new trial on his
Davis Lawyer Offers $10,000 Reward for Gun
Published: Friday, February 18, 2011 at 10:29 p.m. Last Modified: Friday, February 18, 2011 at 10:29 p.m.
Police: Lawyer charged county $6,000 for no work
A Pottsville lawyer who served as Schuylkill County custody conciliator was arrested Friday morning on charges stemming from her allegedly billing the county for work she did not do over nearly four years.Lynne G. Bressi, 63, is accused of falsely billi
Lawyer with local ties accused of stealing $6K from Schuylkill County
POTTSVILLE - A lawyer who served as Schuylkill County custody conciliator was arrested Friday for allegedly billing the county for work she did not do over nearly four years.Lynne G. Bressi, 63, is accused of falsely billing the county a $125 fee on 48
Attorney: Polk school board will reveal secret votes
Members of the Polk County Board of Education will reveal their secret votes to fill a seat on the board during the next meeting, an attorney said. During a Feb. 15 called meeting, the board voted...
Ex-GSK lawyer wants any conspirators named
A former GlaxoSmithKline lawyer charged with obstructing a regulatory probe of the company sought to force U.S. prosecutors to say whether attorneys at the law firm King & Spalding LLP are unindicted co-conspirators.
Attorney sees no conflict defending Presas-Garcia
The attorney defending BISD board president Catalina Presas-Garcia against a lawsuit by former district athletic director Joe Rodriguez said he sees no conflict in taking her case, notwithstanding his connection to a company being sued by BISD.
Attorney says Pitino glad Sypher case is ending, fans agree
On the same day Karen Sypher is sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in Federal prison, University of Louisville basketball Coach Rick Pitino was focused on his team's Friday night game against 13th ranked U-Conn.   But, Pitino's attorney Steve Pence tells WAVE 3 News, they certainly wanted to see how Sypher's sentencing would turn out. They weren't alone, as it was the talk among fans on their way ...
'Gloves off' at Jacksonville law firm that fights just for men
Ask lawyer Kenny Leigh if he would ever represent a female client and he'll say no. He'll also tell you he's not sexist but railing against a Family Court system that is unfair to men.
Attorney: Prosecutor violated standards
Part of argument to move trial of coach accused of sexually assaulting player.
City attorney responds to lawsuit threat
Allen City Attorney Peter Smith has responded to comments made by James Mosser, attorney of former Allen business owner Mike Jabary.
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia cans lawyer
CHOP axes lawyer Children's Hospital of Philadelphia fired its general counsel, Roosevelt Hairston Jr., following an internal investigation that revealed financial irregularities, hospital officials announced yesterday.
Plaintiff lawyer alleges witness tampering
The lawyer for a young woman who is suing a former Reno police sergeant and the Reno Police Department filed an emergency motion asking a federal judge to stop the Reno city attorney's office from "improper witness tampering."
Plaintiff lawyer alleges witness tampering
The lawyer for a young woman who is suing a former Reno police sergeant and the Reno Police Department filed an emergency motion asking a federal judge to stop the Reno city attorney's office from "improper witness tampering."
Lawyer: Reno illegally blocking access to witnesses in sex case against ex-cop
The lawyer for a young woman who is suing a former Reno police sergeant and the Reno Police Department filed an emergency motion asking a federal judge to stop the City Attorney’s office from “improper witness tampering.”
Madoff victims’ lawyer asks for reversal
A lawyer for victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme asked a judge to void a $220 million settlement with the heirs of Norman F. Levy, a Madoff investor referred to as his “surrogate father.’’
Attorney: Bob Jones Has No Money To Pay $68 Mil Restitution
EL PASO, Texas -- The defense attorney for once-powerful El Paso executive Bob Jones says his client is out of money. The former NCED President and CEO was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Thursday and ordered to pay $68 million in restitution.
Attorney General issues advisory for Borders Books custormers
HARTFORD — Attorney General George Jepsen is advising Connecticut consumers that closing sales began Friday at six Borders retail stores in Connecticut in Danbury, Manchester, Milford, Simsbury, Southbury and Wilton and will conclude April 30.
Lawyer: Reno illegally blocking access to witnesses in sex case against ex-cop
The lawyer for a young woman who is suing a former Reno police sergeant and the Reno Police Department filed an emergency motion asking a federal judge to stop the City Attorney’s office from “improper witness tampering.”
Attorney general: School Committee violated Open Meeting Law
The state attorney general's office faulted the Wayland School Committee for violating the state's Open Meeting Law 25 times over 11 months, often by using improper or vague reasons for going behind closed doors.
Conn. Lawyer Calls For Facebook Fraud Probe
Conn. Attorney General seeks answers after lawmaker says identity stolen and used to scam friends Full Coverage: Facebook
Kent attorney describes Green River Killer Ridgway's 'bleak existence'
Gary Ridgway spends all but four hours per week in solitary confinement at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla as he serves a life sentence without parole for the murders of 48 women.
Mayor, council members clash over attorney issue
BY SAM SLAUGHTER Staff Writer A surprised group of Sayreville residents watched Monday night as a new borough attorney was appointed, prompting Mayor Kennedy O’Brien to walk out at the start of the Feb. 14 council meeting. Fellow Republicans council President Ken Kelly and Councilman Nick Perrette followed the mayor in leaving the council chambers, not to return that night. read more
Dutrow's attorney responds to Association of Racing Commissioners International president
The attorney representing trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. lashed out at a racing official who earlier this week called upon the New York State Racing and Wagering Board to consider revoking the trainer’s license for repeated rules violations.
Lawyer sets up shop at Godfrey bakery
GODFREY - A local attorney is making it easier for working people to see a lawyer for simple legal needs without breaking their budgets or taking time off work.
Aristide lawyer wants Haiti to quicken client's return
A lawyer for Jean-Bertrand Aristide, the former Haitian leader living in exile in South Africa, on Saturday pressed the government his client once led to show it is actively taking steps to bring him home.
LLA Series: The Attorney General’s Chambers must improve
By Fahri Azzat Thoughts about the exercise of the Attorney General’s Chambers discretion to prosecute, its financial accountability, its lack of prudence, a quote from Dershowitz, Bangladeshis charged for sodomy and a brief description of a criminal trial. If my criminal career was adjudged solely from the few criminal legal aid cases I took from the Bar Council Legal Aid Centre (Kuala Lumpur ...
LLA Series: The Attorney General’s Chambers must improve
By Fahri Azzat Thoughts about the exercise of the Attorney General’s Chambers discretion to prosecute, its financial accountability, its lack of prudence, a quote from Dershowitz, Bangladeshis charged for sodomy and a brief description of a criminal trial. If my criminal career was adjudged solely from the few criminal legal aid cases I took from the Bar Council Legal Aid Centre (Kuala Lumpur ...
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
Attorney General's Office claims $1 million recovered from scams in 2010
The Nebraska Attorney General’s Office closed more than 4,800 consumer complaints and recovered $1.1 million in 2010, according to a statement from AG Jon Bruning.
Lawyer blasts DPP office, Over accused sand thief case
DEFENCE ATTORNEY for two of the five men accused of the 2008 theft of approximately 500 truck loads of sand from a property in Coral Springs, Trelawny, Dr L L HoSang, has blasted the office of the director of public prosecution (DPP) for its handling of the case.
Plaintiff lawyer alleges witness tampering
The lawyer for a young woman who is suing a former Reno police sergeant and the Reno Police Department filed an emergency motion asking a federal judge to stop the Reno city attorney's office from "improper witness tampering."
Shaman Lawyer Issues Mideast Travel Advisory: Egypt Revolution Kills Clueless Tourists Seeking Enlightenment Industry
Lost Souls Seeking Solace in Ancient Egyptian Mythology Are Warned to Stay Home and Evaluate Their Spiritual Discernment in Safe Environs (PRWeb February 20, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20
New lawyer in town, hanging up his shingle: "Arlen Specter, Attorney-at-Law"
A new lawyer set up shop last week in Philadelphia, but he probably won't need to buy one of those placards you see in a Broad Street Subway car or on the back of a SEPTA bus: "Injured? Call 1-800. . . ."
Canyon News - Attorney Pleads To Bringing Heroin To Courthouse
BEVERLY HILLS—A Beverly Hills attorney pleaded no contest on February 14, to one count of smuggling drugs into a courthouse. According to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s press release, he brought heroin into a holding center at a Los Angeles courthouse in June 2010.
Attorney deals with two subjects clients want to avoid - death and taxes
Louis Pashman has been an attorney for more than 40 years, but sometimes his job requires him to be a bit of a family therapist, and convince clients to talk about two subjects they would rather avoid - death and taxes.
Cut police investigators some slack, lawyer asks; contributors pool P210T
LAWYER Frank Malilong appealed to the public to “refrain from making any prejudgment” on the case of Karen Esdrelon and Norwegian boyfriend Sven Erik Berger, saying commentaries on the case may influence the decision of the prosecutor’s office. “My position has not changed. I have always been very consistent. The case is now with the fiscal’s office. Let the prosecutors decide,” said Malilong ...
UPDATE: Lawyer tries to reopen Barnes case
When the Philadelphia-based filmmakers of “The Art of the Steal” decided to make a documentary about the long drama over the proposed Barnes Foundation move, they thought it was a fascinating story with interesting personalities that would intrigue the art world and others.
Attorney general: Closing Borders stores will accept gift cards during close-out sales
Closing sales began Friday at six Borders retail stores in Connecticut — in Danbury, Milford, Wilton, Southbury, Simsbury and Manchester — and will conclude by April 30, state Attorney General George Jepsen has advised Connecticut consumers. Borders Group Inc., which filed for bankruptcy protection, has assured the Attorney General’s Office that Borders gift cards, Borders Rewards Plus Loyalty ...
LI Attorney: Closed Lab Could Have Big Impact
While the closure of the Nassau County Crime Lab had its supporters, there are some attorneys among them that are carefully looking over their own cases to see if the closure would affect their clients.
Shaman Lawyer Issues Mideast Travel Advisory: Egypt Revolution Kills Clueless Tourists Seeking Enlightenment Industry
Lost Souls Seeking Solace in Ancient Egyptian Mythology Are Warned to Stay Home and Evaluate Their Spiritual Discernment in Safe Environs
State's Attorney: 'Zero tolerance' for illegal election activity
On Saturday, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez explained what her office will be doing to prevent wrongdoing on Election Day.
Attorney: Witness tampering in NV police sex case
The Associated Press The Associated Press RENO, Nev. An attorney for a woman suing a Nevada police department over a former officer's conduct has asked a federal judge to stop what the lawyer says is witness tampering by the Reno city attorney's office. Court papers filed late Thursday in U.S. District Court contend a deputy city attorney sent an e-mail to officers warning them against speaking ...
Parole of Main Line attorney opposed by accuser
The man who lost his life savings to the thievery of a Main Line attorney is asking state prison and local court officials to deny the attorney’s bid for parole, comparing the case to that of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff.
Mubarak Lawyer Denies Media Reports On Wealth - MENA
An anti-government protester defaces a picture of Hosni Mubarak in Alexandria, 230 km (140 miles) north of Cairo, January 25, 2011. A legal representative for Egypt's Hosni Mubarak denied media reports that the former president had amassed enormous wealth in office, the official MENA news agency said on Sunday.
Attorney general to speak at ICE agent's funeral
Associated Press - February 20, 2011 8:35 PM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder will attend and speak at the funeral of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent...
Suspended Newport lawyer is jailed for violating court order
John T. Sheehan Jr.violated a court order to repay $50,000 loan to ex-client Mona Woo
Islamic council’s suit against non-Muslim lawyer put off to March 4
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 21 — The Kuala Lumpur High Court will hear on March 4 an application by the Federal Territory Islamic Council to strike out a case by a non-Muslim lawyer who wants to be a syarie lawyer. The hearing was scheduled for today but was postponed after judge Datuk Rohana Yusof asked all parties in the case — lawyer Victoria Jayaseelee ...