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NFL labor lawyer says owners unified vs. players
An outside labor lawyer for the NFL says the league's owners are as single-minded right now as NHL owners were when that sport lost an entire season to a lockout.
Lawyer Says His Illiterate Client Deserves More Than $1.7M After Getting Life-Threatening Wrong Prescription
The lawyer for a man who allegedly developed life-threatening conditions after he was given the wrong prescription at a Rite Aid in Inglewood says his client deserves more than $1.7 million.
State Attorney opens investigation of Riviera Beach closed-door meeting
The Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office is investigating a closed-door meeting of the City Council where members discussed placing a question about the city marina on the March 8 ballot.
State Attorney opens investigation of Riviera Beach closed-door meeting
The Palm Beach County State Attorney's Office is investigating a closed-door meeting of the City Council where members discussed placing a question about the city marina on the March 8 ballot.
Attorney in latest slots appeal is lobbyist for the Md. Jockey Club
Blumenthal, Jockey Club say he isn't working for track owner on this case The attorney representing opponents of a slots parlor at Arundel Mills mall in a new legal challenge is a registered lobbyist for the Maryland Jockey Club — the project's most vocal opponent — according to Anne Arundel County records.
Andover lawyer hit with SEC sanctions in fraud case
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission wants Andover lawyer Thomas Urbelis and three others to pay $164,000 for "bad faith conduct" committed last year while an Albany, N.Y., investment firm was subject to an ongoing fraud investigation.
Clemens waives potential conflict involving lawyer
Baseball standout Roger Clemens told a federal judge Wednesday that he waives any conflict of interest that may arise from his lead criminal defense attorney briefly representing his former-teammate-turned-accuser Andy Pettitte.
Lawyer Mel Mauricio convicted of extortion
A Quezon City court has convicted a lawyer and media man of extortion for allegedly threatening to publish defamatory articles about worms being found inside a can of liver spread in 2004 unless advertisements were placed in his paper and TV program.
Gerry Patten was an attorney, music lover
FORT THOMAS - John Gerard "Gerry" Patten was an attorney and music enthusiast who knew the importance of balance, whether he was utilizing the scales of justice or listening to the blues.
Lawyer reprimanded for lax bookkeeping
A local immigration lawyer who has been honored over the years for his generosity has been reprimanded for not following bookkeeping rules, The Florida Bar said this week.
Attorney general establishes California Foreclosure Relief Fund with $6.5 million settlement
LOS ANGELES – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris on Wednesday announced a $6.5 million settlement of a predatory lending case against Angelo Mozilo and David Sambol, former officers of Countrywide Financial Corp.
Lawyer seeks Singson's expulsion from Congress
A lawyer has formally asked the House of Representative to expel Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson from his post, days after the congressman pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in Hong Kong last Monday.
Lawyer tells court of land deal concerns
A SOLICITOR has told the Commercial Court former Fianna Fáil councillor Gerard Killally made “little or no money” out of a land deal in Co Offaly.
Thank a no win, no fee lawyer for exposing the phone-hacking scandal
Lawyers' hated 'conditional fee agreements' are on the way out after a European court ruling. But without them, the phone hackers might still be operating in the shadows Think Erin Brockovich , or any John Grisham paperback. Think a giant multinational company playing fast and loose and a gallant lawyer bringing them to heel. Think News International and Mark Lewis (with Colin Firth natural ...
Lawyer says lineman Chris Carter will not be charged with crime
The lawyer for John F. Kennedy High School offensive lineman Christopher Carter said his client will not be charged after girls at his high school accused him of fondling them.
Attorney: Defendant thought tot possessed
Associated Press - February 3, 2011 9:05 AM ET SAINT GEORGE, S.C. (AP) - An attorney says a woman charged in the death of her 16-month-old child said she struck the boy because she thought he...
NFL labor lawyer says owners unified vs. players
An outside labor lawyer for the NFL says the league's owners are as single-minded right now as NHL owners were when that sport lost an entire season to a lockout.
Attorney: Defendant thought tot possessed
An attorney says a woman charged in the death of her 16-month-old child said she struck the boy because she thought he was possessed.
Attorney General Unveils Strategies to Fight Growing Pill Mill Problems
Because of pill mills, Florida leads the nation in diverted prescription drugs, and Attorney General Bondi has made it her top priority to aggressively tackle this public safety crisis.
Nashua lawyer's assistant admits stealing from disabled man
CONCORD - A Hooksett woman admitted to stealing some $135,000 from a disabled man while working for his lawyer, and has been sentenced to 21 months in federal prison, prosecutors announced Thursday. Leslie-Ann Smith, 55, of Hooksett, pleaded guilty to fraud charges Oct. 26, and was sentenced Tuesday, U.S. District Court records show.
Lawyer defends client in transgender case
ATLANTA, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- A Georgia lawyer says his client was fired after telling her boss she was no longer the man he hired.
NY Attorney General sues websites selling cigarettes
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday said he sued six websites for illegally selling cigarettes, potentially costing the state hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenue.
Defamation Lawsuit Against Clemens May Proceed, Ex-Trainer's Lawyer Says
U.S. District Judge Sterling Johnson Jr. ruled most of the case can move forward while dismissing a portion of the case, Richard Emery, a lawyer for the trainer, Brian McNamee , said after a court hearing today.
Attorney: Ruling clears way for Clemens defamation suit
A lawsuit accusing former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens of defamation may proceed, an attorney for the plaintiff said, citing a ruling by a federal judge in Brooklyn, New York. The filing couldn't be immediately confirmed in court records.
Appeals Panel Broadens Rule on Attorney Disqualification
Carving a narrow exception to the general rule that a complaining party may not seek disqualification of an attorney unless they have a fiduciary relationship, Div.
Attorney general sues online tobacco sites
MINEOLA, N.Y. - New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office is suing six website operators, accusing them of illegally selling cigarettes to state residents.
Just ‘rowdy behaviour,’ lawyer says of Princess Di’s niece
“Everybody had a lot to drink,” the lawyer for Lady Amelia Spencer tells the Star. “There was a lot of rowdy behaviour. Things like this happen quite regularly.”
Lawyer files suit against Boy Scouts in Alaska
A lawyer who won a $19 million jury verdict against the Boy Scouts of America in Oregon is representing a man who claims he was molested as a youth by a Boy Scout leader in Alaska.
Attorney: No Charges To Be Filed With OSU Recruit's Arrest
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The attorney for a standout John F. Kennedy football player, who was scheduled to sign a national letter of intent to attend Ohio State University on Wednesday, says he has been told no charges will be filed against his client.
Florida attorney general targets 'pill mills'
Attorney General Pam Bondi announced plans for a major enforcement initiative against "pill mills" today, warning that Florida has become the...
Florida attorney general targets 'pill mills'
Attorney General Pam Bondi announced plans for a major enforcement initiative against "pill mills" today, warning that Florida has become the...
Louisiana Pension Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Defrauding Police
Randy P. Zinna, 53, faces as much as 20 years in prison under the criminal plea agreement unsealed last week in U.S. District Court in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
NY's attorney general sues online tobacco sites
Six website operators are violating a state law that bans the online sale of tobacco to customers in New York, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Thursday.
Oregon lawyer files suit against Boy Scouts in Alaska
A lawyer who won a $19 million jury verdict against the Boy Scouts of America in Oregon has taken the case of a man who claims he was molested as a youth by a Boy Scout leader in Alaska.
Defense attorney in local murder case considers change of venue
An attorney for a defendant in a high profile murder case has a big wish list. A lawyer for a suspect in the murder of Casondra Evrard asked the judge to suppress evidence and even consider a change of venue.
Lawyer clarifies Manning citizenship - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times
HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The lawyer for an Army private suspected of giving classified material to WikiLeaks says his client considers himself a citizen of the United States, not the United Kingdom.
Attorney: No Charges To Be Filed With OSU Recruit's Arrest
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The attorney for a standout John F. Kennedy football player, who was scheduled to sign a national letter of intent to attend Ohio State University on Wednesday, says he has been told no charges will be filed against his client.
Lawyer: Dismiss indictments of Kane coroner
Indictments against Kane County Coroner Charles West should be dismissed because the prosecutor misled the grand jury that indicted the coroner for official misconduct, West’s attorney argued in a Thursday court hearing.
NY attorney general sues websites selling cigarettes
New York's attorney general on Thursday said he sued six websites for illegally selling cigarettes online to New Yorkers, potentially costing the state hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenue.
District Attorney's Office Tries the Fourth Murder Case of 2011 and Obtains Its Fourth Murder Conviction
Following a week in which the District Attorney’s office convicted three murderers, Leon Cannizzaro’s office convicted Michael Shannon, 47, of the second-degree murder of Ralph Cole late Wednesday.
Attorney General Seeks Pill Mill Legislation
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Thursday that she is seeking tougher penalties for doctors and others who supply such prescription medications as pain killers to drug dealers and addicts as part of a four-pronged initiative to crack down on "pill mills."
Lawyer seeks charges dropped against client charged in son's kidnapping
By Sean Teehan, Town Correspondent and Maria Sacchetti, Globe Staff The lawyer of a man charged with the alleged 2008 kidnapping...
Settlement talks between Mets, Madoff trustee end
A lawyer for the trustee trying to recover money for the victims of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme says negotiations have ended to settle a lawsuit filed against the New York Mets owners and their affiliated companies.
NY's attorney general sues online tobacco sites
State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says his office is suing six website operators, accusing them of illegally selling cigarettes to New York residents.
State attorney ‘amazed’ by not guilty verdict
State attorney ‘amazed’ by not guilty verdict - PANAMA CITY - A jury of three men and three women
Virginia Attorney General Urges Supreme Court to Hear Health Law Challenge Now
Virginia's attorney general has asked the Supreme Court to fast-track his state's legal challenge to the federal health care overhaul, saying state governments and businesses deserve to know the fate of the law as soon as possible. 
Suva lawyer under scrutiny
The Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption is investigating a lawyer for using the Prime Minister’s name and his office for fraudulent means.
Ex-N.J. attorney general now heads Port Authority
David Sampson takes the top spot on the bi-state agency’s board of commissioners as it faces declining revenues and billions of dollars in construction projects.
Indicted Kane coroner's attorney says case should be dismissed
Prosecutor misled grand jury, defense contends Indictments against Kane County Coroner Charles West should be dismissed because the prosecutor misled the grand jury that indicted West for official misconduct, West's attorney argued in court Thursday.
Attorney to file more motions in Durden capital murder case
ST. CLAIR COUNTY — An attorney representing a man accused of killing his grandfather and attempting to kill his grandmother told a judge Thursday he had more motions to file in the capital murder case.