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Fremont attorney to run for judge's seat
FREMONT -- Attorney Jon Ickes is running in the Republican primary for retiring Judge Michael Burkett's seat.
Judge clears attorney of charge
FREMONT -- A Perrysburg attorney sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt was cleared of the charge by visiting Judge Stephen Yarborough -- the same judge that imposed it in January.
Blockbuster Sale Terms Draw Objection From U.S. Attorney
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara objected to the sale of Blockbuster Inc. (BLOAQ) to creditors, saying the transaction documents improperly imply that the buyers would be released from police and environmental liabilities for contaminated property.
Attorney General suing Capital Region wedding photographer
ALBANY -- The Attorney General is suing the Robert Mannix, a wedding photographer who operated as Mannix Studio and Star Wedding Photography. Eric Schneiderman’s office said Mannix failed to deliver wedding albums promised to customers who had already paid.
Attorney General Gives Consumer Tips
No one likes to be the victim of a scam but some people it's too late.
Lawyer: 2 men say ex-UM player Meriweather shot them
The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed Meriweather's presence during the shooting, but the incident is under investigation. Two Apopka men injured during a shooting last month say they were shot by New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather, the injured men's lawyer told the Orlando Sentinel.
Lawyer: 2 men say ex-UM player Meriweather shot them
The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed Meriweather's presence during the shooting, but the incident is under investigation. The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday afternoon that Pro Bowl NFL player Brandon Meriweather was present during a shooting in Apopka last month, but law enforcement officials made no other characterization of his role.
N.S. lawyer convicted of smuggling drugs
HALIFAX - A Halifax lawyer has been convicted of smuggling drugs into a local jail.A Nova Scotia Supreme Court judge delivered the ruling today, saying Anne Calder knew what she was doing when she passed an envelope containing a prescription painkiller to a client inside the jail on July 14, 2009.The former Crown attorney was arrested that night and charged with trafficking in hydromorphone ...
Judge orders Broncos Cox's hearing open, attorney waives right to hear evidence
CASTLE ROCK — A Douglas County judge this morning denied a request by an attorney representing Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox to have his preliminary hearing closed to the media
Lawyer: Two men say NFL player Brandon Meriweather shot them
The Orange County Sheriff's Office confirmed Meriweather's presence during the shooting, but the incident is under investigation. Two Apopka men injured during a shooting last month say they were shot by New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather, the injured men's lawyer told the Orlando Sentinel.
Attorney: Home Invasion Killer Had ‘Sociopathic Characteristics’
The attorney for Christopher Gribble says his client was diagnosed with personality disorders and sociopathic characteristics.
Lawyer guilty of drug trafficking
Halifax lawyer Anne Calder has been found guilty of drug trafficking.
Attorney General McKenna fires back at critics of Obamacare lawsuit
Republican Attorney General Rob McKenna wrote a column this week to answer critics of his decision to join the federal lawsuit to overturn national health reform.
Judge orders Broncos Cox's hearing open, attorney waives right to hear evidence
CASTLE ROCK — A Douglas County judge this morning denied a request by an attorney representing Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox to have his preliminary hearing closed to the media
Lawyer slams police in Cooper murder trial
A defence lawyer says "inept" and "dishonest" police work led to the arrest of Brad Cooper for the murder of his wife, Nancy Cooper, near Raleigh, N.C., in 2008.
Lawyer slams police in Cooper murder trial
A defence lawyer says "inept" and "dishonest" police work led to the arrest of Brad Cooper for the murder of his wife, Nancy Cooper, near Raleigh, N.C., in 2008.
Vero Beach City Attorney Vitunac to retire instead of fighting his firing
VERO BEACH — City Attorney Charles Vitunac has decided to retire as of Friday rather than continue to fight termination proceedings.
Lawyer for Broncos' Cox waives right to assault-case hearing
Details of sexual assault allegations against Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox will remain secret.
State’s attorney gives $16,300 to fight drugs
DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin's office awarded 33 grants Thursday to area drug prevention programs, officials said. The grants totaled $16,300.
Attorney believes suspect, Sneiderman widow involved in ‘extramarital relationship'
Attorney believes suspect, Sneiderman widow involved in ‘extramarital relationship'
Attorney: State evidence indicates Sneiderman widow, suspect involved in ‘extramarital relationship'
Attorney: State evidence indicates Sneiderman widow, suspect involved in ‘extramarital relationship'
Sheen "looking out for" colleagues, lawyer says
Charlie Sheen's lawyer wasn't kidding when he promised earlier this week to sue Warner Bros. and "Two and a Half Men" co-creator Chuck Lorre.
Lawyer: Facebook abuser doesn't deserve prison
A man accused of violating the online privacy of women by making public their intimate photos was portrayed Thursday by his lawyer as a naive, bored young person who had a drinking problem and didn't recognize the public embarrassment he was causing.
District Attorney to run for mayor
SAN DIEGO -- District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis informally announced that she will run for mayor of San Diego Thursday on Fox 5 Morning News.
Attorney general accuses ice companies of antitrust violations
Price fixing, shady deals and a conspiracy. They are all part of a day’s work in the unsavory world of ... packaged ice?Yes, the last bag of crushed, cube, block or dry ice you bought might have had an inflated price due to a yearslong price-fixing scheme, according to an antitrust complaint filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan .The lawsuit, filed last week in Cook County Circuit ...
Lawyer demands paperwork on mafia extradition warrant
Italian authorities could face a tough fight to extradite a former suburban mayor in Perth to face questioning in Rome about his alleged links to the mafia.
Embattled Franklin officer's attorney quits
George "Jay" Hoffman, the attorney who has represented embattled Franklin police officer Bryan Burton, has withdrawn from the case and Burton has asked the court to appoint a public defender.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and 37 Other Attorneys General Announce $68.5 Million Settlement Over Deceptive ...
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and 37 other attorneys general today announced a $68.5 million settlement with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals for unfair and deceptive practices in its marketing of the antipsychotic drug Seroquel.
Charlie Sheen "looking out for" colleagues, lawyer says
Charlie Sheen's lawyer wasn't kidding when he promised earlier this week to sue Warner Bros. and "Two and a Half Men" co-creator Chuck Lorre.
Disbarred Beverly Hills attorney charged in $9.5M investment scam
LOS ANGELES - A disbarred attorney from Beverly Hills is set to be arraigned Monday on charges that he conned victims out of more than $9.5 million by promising huge profits from phony investments in oil ventures.
SEC head regrets handling of ex-lawyer's Madoff ties
The head of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said she wished the SEC's former top lawyer had removed himself from the agency's work on the epic Bernard Madoff fraud.
Lawyer In Hot Seat For Saying Judges Unsuitable
Should a lawyer be allowed to ask a judge to recuse themselves if they think that judge has a bias in the case? What about the next judge or the judge after that, or the judge after that?
British lawyer to plead guilty in bribery case
A British lawyer who had been fighting extradition to the U.S. on charges he helped a former Halliburton Co. subsidiary bribe Nigerian officials will plead guilty in the case, his attorney said Thursday.
Lawyer: 'Charlie Sheen lawsuit is recklessly false'
Two and a Half Men creator Chuck Lorre's lawyer has fired back at Charlie Sheen after the actor named his client in a US$100 million lawsuit, calling the star's complaint "recklessly false and unwarranted".
Attorney general accuses ice companies of antitrust violations
Price fixing, shady deals and a conspiracy. They may be all part of a day’s work in the unsavory world of . . . packaged ice. Yes, the last bag of crushed, cube, block or dry ice you bought might have had an inflated price caused by a yearslong price-fixing scheme, according to an antitrust complaint filed by Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan .The lawsuit, filed last week in Cook County ...
Attorney gives Flushing Township residents a lesson in truth at tonight's board meeting
Attorney Michael Edmunds stepped forward at tonight's meeting to discuss the "rumors, allegations and crap" that has been going on in the township in the past year.
Carmel victim's attorney appeals to President to end bullying
The attorney for the victim of the assault involving former members of the Carmel basketball team is appealing for federal help in the case to end bullying. The attorney for the victim of the assault involving former members of the Carmel basketball team is appealing for federal help in the case to end bullying.
East Ridge attorney keeps job
More than once, East Ridge Councilman Darwin Branam made it clear that City Attorney John Anderson’s invoices didn’t amount to “an emergency.”
Attorney knows adoption firsthand
By TOM HOWELL JR. Andrew Hallajian, an attorney who recently set up shop in Newton, wants to help people with the legal side of adoption, a complex yet rewarding process that can take people around the globe.
Attorney General's office files lawsuit against former wedding photographer, Robert Mannix
ALBANY — The Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit against a former Troy wedding photographer on behalf of couples who paid for photo albums they never received.
Lawyer: Patriots' Brandon Meriweather will work with police
Police in Florida were trying last night to arrange an interview with New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather...
SB City Attorney seeks more money to fight lawsuits
SAN BERNARDINO - Reeling from a fiscal year full of budget cuts, City Attorney James F. Penman has asked the City Council for $360,000, which he says his department can't do its job without.
Attorney seeks emergency stay
PASCO -- A defense attorney for a Pasco man accused of robbing a convenience store is asking the sta
Lorre's lawyer: 'Sheen lawsuit is recklessly false'
Two And A Half Men creator Chuck Lorre's lawyer has fired back at Charlie Sheen after the actor named his client in a £66.7 million lawsuit calling the star's complaint "recklessly false and unwarranted".
Attorney: Fee for appealing traffic ticket is 'pay to play'
BOSTON -- A Belmont attorney told the state's highest court Thursday that paying court fees to appeal traffic tickets amounts to a "pay-to-play" system that is unconstitutional.
Lawyer: Sheen 'Looking Out For' Colleagues In $100M Suit
By Matthew Belloni
N.S. lawyer convicted of smuggling drugs to client
A Halifax lawyer diagnosed with depression and a personality disorder was convicted Thursday of smuggling drugs to a client in jail, despite her claim that she thought the package contained only tobacco.
Attorney: Fee for appealing traffic ticket is 'pay to play'
BOSTON -- A Belmont attorney told the state's highest court Thursday that paying court fees to appeal traffic tickets amounts to a "pay-to-play" system that is unconstitutional.
British lawyer to plead guilty in bribery case
A British lawyer who had been fighting extradition to the U.S. on charges he helped a former Halliburton Co. subsidiary bribe Nigerian officials was to plead guilty in the case Friday, his attorney said.
Attorney: British lawyer indicted in bribery case involving Nigerian officials to plead guilty
HOUSTON - A British lawyer who had been fighting extradition to the U.S. on charges he helped a former Halliburton Co. subsidiary bribe Nigerian officials was to plead guilty in the case Friday, his attorney said.