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Attorney: Error in Cross case?
Quintin Cross, the former Hudson alderman who spent more than two years in prison, may have been given an invalid sentence, based on the legal interpretations of attorney Michael Howard and a 2008 memo sent by the Columbia County Probation Department to the District Attorney’s Office and County Judge Jonathan Nichols.
Missing attorney found
Missing attorney found - A Burlington man who was reported missing Thursday
Lawyer seeks to stop state from using execution drug
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky appears to have violated a judge's order stopping all executions and preventing the state from taking any action to carry out a lethal injection by purchasing a key drug used in the process, an attorney for several death row inmates said Thursday.
Lawyer in Greene lawsuit asks to expand city's e-mail search
Detroit — A lawyer representing the family of slain exotic dancer Tamara "Strawberry" Greene wants to expand a search of the city of Detroit's e-mail system for clues that could show whether ex-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick or others obstructed an investigation into her unsolved death.
Republicans question top SEC attorney on Madoff ties
Several key House Republicans are raising questions of ethics about the top attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission amid allegations that his family's estate received $1.5 million in phony profits from Bernard Madoff's Ponzi scheme.
Lawyer, London hospital to negotiate fate of baby
A southwestern Ontario couple fighting to bring their terminally ill baby home to die could have a resolution in their case as early as Monday.
Attorney: Coach accused of pushing player resigns
The college basketball coach suspended after video surfaced that appears to show him pushing a player down during practice has resigned, his attorney said Friday.
Rumors confirmed: Oakland city attorney wants out
Russo has been batting away rumors for weeks that he is feuding with new Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and looking for ways to leave his post. Now, however, it turns out that at least part of that rumor is true: Russo applied for the Alameda job after the recruitment period opened Feb. 1.
Harassment from debt collectors tops 2010 complaints to MO Attorney General's Office
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's attorney general released the top 10 consumer complaints and scams reported to his office in 2010. Complaints against debt collectors led the list, with more than 2,200 calls to the Attorney General’s Office from consumers.
SEC lawyer's Madoff ties questioned
WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Republican lawmakers are questioning the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission about its top lawyer's inheritance of Bernard Madoff investments.
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Area attorney pleads guilty to misdemeanor in federal court
Baxter Springs attorney Chris Meek today pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, Wichita, to a misdemeanor charge of possession of hydrocodone, a prescription painkiller.
8 teens from Bountiful trafficked to U.S.: lawyer
A lawyer for the B.C. government says new evidence that eight teenage girls from Bountiful, B.C., were taken to the U.S. to become plural wives is proof that polygamy is inherently harmful.
Attorney Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge
 A former southeast Kansas County Attorney pleads guilty to a federal drug charge.Â
Baldwinsville lawyer sentenced to federal prison in mail fraud case
David Pelland, 62, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud in May and was sentenced to 30 months in prison.
Missouri Attorney General Announces Top 10 Scams For 2010
Attorney General Chris Koster Friday released the top 10 consumer complaints and scams reported to his office in 2010. Complaints against debt collectors led the list, with more than 2200 calls to the Attorney General's office from consumers.
Attorney General continues defiance of health care reform challenge
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The Republican-controlled state legislature wants to challenge parts of the last year's federal health care reform, but Attorney General Roy Cooper is against the plan, even though he's required to join the fight. North Carolina is set to become the 27th state to challenge the Constitutionality of the last year's federal health care overhaul. Cooper said he will not ...
Lawyer Bails On Officer Shooter's Accomplice
Courtney Logan went to court on Friday hoping to win a new trial. Instead, he'll need to find a new lawyer.
Lawyer of man charged with murder asks judge to dismiss charges
A man appeared in court today to answer to a murder charge, but instead of entering a plea Elzandrae Warren's attorney asked a judge to drop the murder charge against his client.
Attorney General to stop bingo ministry
The Ohio Attorney General's Office is taking action against a Middletown ministry the I-Team investigated in November. The Attorney General's move could shut the ministry's bingo hall operation.
Ark. AG opposes small-loan interest rate bill
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is opposed to legislation that would give lawmakers the authority to raise the interest rate limit for small loans and believes it would open the door to predatory lending in Arkansas, his office said Friday.
Jerry Anker, lawyer
Jerry Anker, 76, a lawyer who successfully argued against the D.C. public schools in a sweeping anti-discrimination case and went on to spend 20 years working for the Air Line Pilots Association, died Feb. 1 at his home in Bethesda. He had pancreatic cancer.
Attorney General Chris Koster released the top 10 consumer complaints and scams reported in 2010
Also telephone scams get lost of complaints Attorney General Chris Koster released the top 10 consumer complaints and scams reported in 2010.
Attorney wants to add racketeering, wire and mail fraud charges to Ridgeland traffic camera suit
A Columbia attorney suing the town of Ridgeland over its use of traffic cameras on Interstate 95 wants to add racketeering and wire and mail-fraud charges to his class-action lawsuit, according to court records.
Lawyer says world watching student's Bush bomb plot case
The world is watching to see how the justice system treats a college student from Saudi Arabia who is accused of buying chemicals online as part of a plan to blow up key U.S. targets, his attorney said Friday.
Attorney General’s Office moves to shut bingo ministry I-Team investigated
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Joel Sterns, veteran NJ casino lawyer, dead at 76
ATLANTIC CITY — Joel H. Sterns, a pioneering casino lawyer who helped shepherd New Jersey's first gambling hall through the licensing process in the 1970s, has died of complications from heart disease. He was 76.
Cranston lawyer Michael A. Moscos practice suspended for two years
Michael A. Mosco pleaded no contest in September to a charge of felony assault and a charge of willful trespass
Calhoun's Apology Hits Home, Before Lawyer Confuses Things
The statement was magnanimous.
Lawyer says SEC has 'psychotic' need to punish people
A defense lawyer dumped by an accused Ponzi schemer lashed out against the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission today, accusing the regulatory agency of having "irrational" and "psychotic" needs.
Lawyer seeks new trial for client in Rialto SWAT officer's death
The lawyer for a Rialto man convicted in the shooting death of a Rialto SWAT officer in 2007 is trying to get a new trial for his client.
State Attorney: Judge in McBride Case Kept State from Due Process
GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- State Attorney Angela Corey has attacked a judge's decision to spare the life of a Middleburg man who killed his ex-girlfriend and buried her in the backyard.
Oakland city attorney finalist for Alameda manager
Oakland City Attorney John Russo, whose relationship with the mayor and City Council members has deteriorated into a finger-pointing contest, is one of three finalists to be Alameda's next city manager, sources familiar...
Attorney General Martha Coakley fines club for bias
A Theater District nightclub that booted a private party of black Ivy Leaguers will apologize for violating anti-discrimination...
SEC lawyer in Madoff mess
WASHINGTON -- Several key House Republicans are raising questions about the top attorney at the SEC amid allegations his family received $1.5 million in profits from Bernard Madoff's scam. The letter to SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro questions what SEC General Counsel David Becker knew about his parents' investments...
Jabary attorney: store shutdown a ‘sham’
Mike Jabary has secured an attorney for his federal civil rights suit against the city of Allen.
Lawyer's connection to the greats runs deep
What do Johnny Unitas, Vince Lombardi and Babe Ruth have in common? Indianapolis attorney Jonathan Faber.
Rockford City Attorney Ron Schultz ends 30-year career
Rockford City Attorney Ron Schultz is retiring after a 30-year career with the city.
Attorney pleads guilty
A Marion attorney could spend up to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty Friday to three charges of theft.
Lawyer charged with sneaking phone to inmate
A Lake County-based attorney is accused of providing a cell phone to a client-inmate at the Tippecanoe County Jail.
Oakland city attorney finalist for Alameda manager
Oakland City Attorney John Russo, whose relationship with the mayor and City Council members has deteriorated into a finger-pointing contest, is one of three finalists to be Alameda's next city manager, sources familiar...
Rumors confirmed: Oakland city attorney wants out
Russo has been batting away rumors for weeks that he is feuding with new Oakland Mayor Jean Quan and looking for ways to leave his post. Now, however, it turns out that at least part of that rumor is true: Russo applied for the Alameda job after the recruitment period opened Feb. 1.
Holy Family coach depressed after TV appearance, lawyer says
As Holy Family University basketball coach John O'Connor left New York City on Thursday after his failed attempt at apologizing to player Matt Kravchuk on Good Morning America, he sank into a depression, his attorney said.
Richard White: Follow attorney’s advice on determining type of meeting
Follow attorney’s advice on determining type of meeting
Attorney pleads guilty
A Marion attorney could spend up to three years in prison after he pleaded guilty Friday to three charges of theft.
Hicks lawyer acts for Habib
THE former lawyer for convicted terrorism supporter David Hicks is now acting for Sydney man Mamdouh Habib in his quest to sue the US over his CIA-engineered rendition and torture in Egypt.
Lawyer for jailed American in Cuba also advocates case of Cuban spies jailed in the U.S.
Attorney for American on trial in Cuba Friday has a connection to five spies jailed in the U.S.
VB attorney faces more sanctions
A Van Buren attorney has received his second and third sanctions from the state for failing to properly represent clients in bankruptcy cases, and must pay $1,100 in fines and restitution as part of his punishment.
Attorney with MADD connections is suspended
A Sarasota personal injury attorney has been suspended for 30 days for using advertising that
Attorney General Tom Horne will look into Gilbert land deal
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne on Friday said that his office will likely examine a land deal worth $50.2 million in search of any criminal wrongdoing.