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Gilley attorney files appeal Jail conditions deplorable to client
Ronnie Gilley’s attorney is asking a federal judge to reverse a Feb. 7 ruling that landed his client behind bars.
Attorney General Rejects Sheffield Nelson's Severance Tax Ballot Measure
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected a former natural gas executive's proposed ballot measure to raise the severance tax on natural gas.
3rd lawyer wants off Auburn case
Getting an attorney in Auburn to represent the man charged with poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees has proven to be difficult.
Lawyer: Cities' Red Light Camera Contracts Illegal
The future of every red light camera in Miami-Dade County is in the hands of a judge after an attorney claims that the cameras are unconstitutional and only exist to make the cities money.
3rd attorney wants off Auburn tree-poisoning case
Getting an attorney in Auburn to represent the man charged with poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees has proven to be difficult. Montgomery's Jerry Blevins became the latest attorney seeking to withdraw, citing an "irreconcilable conflict" between himself and defendant Harvey Updyke Jr.
Attorney faxes notice of appearance to represent Updyke, Circuit Court Clerk says not official
Attorney Glennon F. Threatt Jr., faxed a notice of appearance to the Lee County Circuit Court  Tuesday expressing interest in representing the man accused of poisoning the Toomer’s Oaks, according to court clerk Corinne Hurst.
Lawyer: No proof for rape charge in bullying case
The lawyer for a former high school student charged with statutory rape in connection with the suicide of a classmate in a high-profile bullying case said Tuesday that prosecutors have failed to present evidence to support their allegations.
Paycheck Controversy at Baldwin Co. District Attorney Office
Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon is defending her decision to cut some salaries and lay off three employees.
Sayreville officials remain at odds over boro attorney
BY SAM SLAUGHTER Staff Writer SAYREVILLE — After a tumultuous meeting last week, Mayor Kennedy O’Brien and members of the Borough Council said they are looking to move forward for the betterment of the borough. But differences and legal questions surrounding the appointment of a new borough attorney remain at issue. read more
Lawyer should return $7.5 million in fees from fen-phen case, hearing officer says
Class action lawyer Stanley M. Chesley should return more than $7.5 million in fees he collected in
A double standard hits Allentown lawyer in malpractice verdict
As much fun as it is to read about a lawyer being on the disagreeable end of a multi-million-dollar lawsuit, the math reflected in a story in The Morning Call last week did not seem to make sense. Also, it suggested there is a double standard for lawyers who fail to show up for hearings.
Third attorney wants off Auburn case
Getting an attorney in Auburn to represent the man charged with poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees has proven to be difficult.
Lawyer says Fev charges 'dropped'
Fevola writes apology to officers, case heading to mediation.
Threatt latest attorney to represent Updyke
Attorney Glennon F. Threatt Jr. has become the fourth attorney in less than a week to represent the man accused of poisoning the Toomer’s Oaks, Lee County Circuit Court Clerk Corinne Hurst confirmed Tuesday.
Red Bank expenses for city attorney mount
As he defended the city against five lawsuits, Red Bank City Attorney Arnold Stulce Jr. netted about $32,000 in taxpayer funds between last May and January, exceeding levels he normally reaches in an entire fiscal year.
Krechowski named new Neptune Beach city attorney
NEPTUNE BEACH - In selecting a new city attorney, the City Council picked a former city board member who comes at a significantly lower price than the current legal counsel. At a special meeting Thursday, the council selected Patrick Krechowski as the city's top legal counsel to replace Chris White, who will step down Monday after 13 years on the job. Krechowski started work this week and will ...
Lawyer says ruling means Lackawanna County can keep baseball profits
A judge's ruling effectively means Luzerne County is not entitled to half the profits Lackawanna County earned after a private company began operating the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Triple-A baseball franchise in 2007, a lawyer involved in the case said Tuesday.
Robert Rizzo's lawyer says no laws were broken in Bell scandal
Outside court, the former city administrator's attorney admits it will be difficult to persuade the judge in the preliminary hearing to drop the 54 corruption charges against Rizzo. Former Bell Chief Administrative Officer Robert Rizzo will not challenge most of the facts in the corruption case against him but instead will lean on the simple argument that everything he did was legal, his ...
Top SEC lawyer and his bros inherited $1.5M in Madoff profits
The top lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission and his two brothers inherited more than $1.5 million in phony profits from their mother’s investment in Bernard Madoff’s epic Ponzi scheme, according to a startling suit filed by bankruptcy trustee Irving Picard. David M. Becker - who...
Attorney blames Spice in lewd conduct case against Robert Stewart
A 47-year-old Star man pleaded guilty Tuesday to having sex with a 14-year-old in Caldwell last fall. His attorney said Robert Stewart’s actions were influenced by the now-banned marijuana-like chemical dubbed Spice.
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
3d lawyer begs off tree-poisoning case
Getting a lawyer in Auburn to represent the man charged with poisoning the Toomer’s Corner oak trees has proved to be difficult.
Lawyer seeks lower bail for rabbi
GOSHEN — The Brooklyn rabbi who's facing first-degree murder charges in a double slaying has been hospitalized three times since his December arrest.
Attorney to brief lawmakers on bond-payment issue
GOSHEN — Orange County Attorney David Darwin is scheduled to brief county lawmakers Wednesday on the county’s redirection of rental payments for a Newburgh office building in 2009, and the $181,944 in bond payments that went unpaid as a...
David M. Louie Appointed Attorney General
David M. Louie, formerly of Roeca Louie & Hiraoka, appointed Attorney General for Hawaii. Honolulu, Hawaii (Vocus/PRWEB) February 21, 2011 Roeca Luria Hiraoka LLP is pleased to announce that former partner, David M. Louie, was appointed Attorney General of the state of Hawaii by Governor Neil Abercrombie. Previously a name partner at Roeca Louie & Hiraoka, Mr. Louie is a trial lawyer and has ...
3rd attorney wants off Auburn tree-poisoning case
Getting an attorney in Auburn to represent the man charged with poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees has proven to be difficult.
3rd Attorney Wants off Auburn Tree-Poisoning Case
3rd attorney seeks to withdraw from Auburn tree-poisoning case, cites irreconcilable conflict
Attorney general's office is not accountable to citizens
Since adoption of the Tennessee Plan, voters have had no input in selection of Tennessee's attorney general. A proposed constitutional amendment would change that.
Lawyer for Quincy teen Austin Tobin alleges overkill
The lawyer for Austin Tobin, the Quincy teenager who allegedly assaulted two Quincy police officers while being arrested Saturday night, says police aren’t “even close to making a case for” some of the charges against his client.
Lawyer for Tamil migrants preparing to sue feds
A lawyer for some of the recent Tamil migrants says he is preparing to sue the federal government for employing "abusive tactics" to keep two of his clients in detention, even after they had been ordered released.
Third Attorney Seeks to Withdraw From Auburn Tree-Poisoning Case
AUBURN, Ala. -- Getting an attorney in Auburn to represent the man charged with poisoning the Toomer's Corner oak trees has proven to be difficult. Montgomery's Jerry Blevins became the latest attorney seeking to withdraw, citing an "irreconcilable conflict" between himself and defendant Harvey Updyke Jr. Blevins said he had been retained by Updyke, but declined to elaborate on why he no longer ...
Attorney General releases top 10 consumer complaints
Complaints regarding mortgage lenders are up in Idaho, but those aren't the only ones
R.I. attorney general warns taxpayers about scams involving taxes
Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has warned taxpayers to beware of scams and schemes involving taxes.
Demjanjuk attorney accused of stalling
A co-plaintiff in the trial of John Demjanjuk is accusing the defendant's attorney of delaying tactics by introducing dozens of new motions as the case winds to a close.
Threatt latest attorney to represent Updyke
Attorney Glennon F. Threatt Jr. has become the fourth attorney in less than a week to represent the man accused of poisoning the Toomer’s Oaks, Lee County Circuit Court Clerk Corinne Hurst confirmed Tuesday.
Top SEC lawyer named in Madoff suit
The top lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit by the trustee who's trying to recover money for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
Lawyer says ruling means Lackawanna County can keep baseball profits
A judge's ruling effectively means Luzerne County is not entitled to half the profits Lackawanna County earned after a private company began operating the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees Triple-A baseball franchise in 2007, a lawyer involved in the case said Tuesday.
Social Worker, Attorney Up For Rematch In 46th Ward
A social worker and an attorney will meet again on April 5 in the battle to replace Helen Shiller as 46th Ward alderman.
Va. Attorney General Cuccinelli speaks at Regent University
Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is headlining an executive leadership luncheon Wednesday at Pat Robertson's Regent University in Virginia Beach.
Top SEC Lawyer Sued for $1.5 Million in Fictitious Madoff Gains
Madoff, who is currently serving a 150-year sentence. Well, THIS is awkward: A top lawyer for the Securities and Exchange Commission is being sued by Bernie Madoff victims trustee Irving Picard in part of his "clawback" lawsuit to recompense those who lost out in the multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. The lawyer, SEC general counsel David Becker, didn't invest with Madoff himself — his mother did ...
SEC's Top Lawyer Named in Madoff Suit: Report
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Securities and Exchange Commission's general counsel allegedly profited from Bernard Madoff's Ponzi-scheme and will need to repay $1.5 million in investment gains, according to a lawsuit filed Madoff bankruptcy trustee. SEC general counsel David Becker - as well as his two brothers -- allegedly received Madoff proceeds following the death of their mother in 2004. The ...
Madoff trustee hits SEC's top attorney with suit
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The top attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission is being sued over allegations his family's estate wrongfully received over $1.5 million in phony profits from Bernard Madoff's massive fraud.
Foreclosure attorney indicted for cheating clients
A Chicago attorney who has been in trouble before now has been indicted for allegedly defrauding clients who sought his help in saving their homes from foreclosure.
Lawyer's disbarment near in fen-phen case
FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- A prominent plaintiffs' attorney faces disbarment in Kentucky for his role in allegedly swindling victims of the diet drug fen-phen, officials say.
Attorney charged with cheating clients
A Chicago attorney who has been in trouble before now has been indicted for allegedly defrauding clients who sought his help in saving their homes from foreclosure.
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.
Attorney agrees to take Toomer's poisoning case
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A Birmingham attorney plans to represent the man accused of poisoning the oak trees at Auburn's Toomer's Corner.
Madoff trustee hits SEC's top lawyer with suit
The top attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission is being sued over allegations his family's estate wrongfully received over $1.5 million in phony profits from Bernard Madoff's massive fraud.
Attorney takes case of poisoned trees at Auburn
A Birmingham attorney plans to represent the man accused of poisoning the oak trees at Toomer's Corner on Auburn's campus after three predecessors withdrew.
Top SEC lawyer named in Madoff suit
The top lawyer at the Securities and Exchange Commission has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit by the trustee who's trying to recover money for victims of Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.