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Huntsville board attorney answers DOJ allegations of racial inequities in schools
Huntsville school board attorney J.R. Brooks on Tuesday responded to U.S. Justice Department allegations that the city's school system remains racially inequitable. Demographic changes in Huntsville, and not the actions of its school system, are the reason why there are still racially-identifiable schools in the district, Brooks says.
Attorney: Woman may be lying about grandson's drowning death
Mount Clemens —The attorney for a woman accused in the drowning death of her grandson says a new mental exam indicates that she may be trying to "take the fall for someone else."
Attorney Uses Social Media to Support Wisconsin Public Unions
Food safety attorney Bill Marler is using social media to encourage other law firms to show support for public union employees in Wisconsin. Marler is closing his law firm early Friday as a gesture of solidarity and as a protest against the state's efforts to reduce collective bargaining power for Wisconsin public union employees. (PRWeb March 11, 2011) Read the full story at http ...
Lawyer quits; officer seeks public defender
Franklin 00 George "Jay" Hoffman, the attorney who has represented embattled Franklin police officer Bryan Burton, has withdrawn from the case, and Burton has asked the court to appoint a public defender.
How to verify an attorney’s credentials
Checking an attorney's credentials is as easy as making a phone call or logging onto a website, officials say.
Indictment: Naperville couple conned by fake attorney
A Woodridge man is accused of acting as a Naperville couple's attorney for years, despite not having a license to practice law. He admits he went too far. "I realized I had overstepped my boundaries. ... I should have just up and said I was not an attorney, bottom line," he said.
Attorney seeks emergency stay
PASCO -- A defense attorney for a Pasco man accused of robbing a convenience store is asking the sta
Attorney Says She Did Not Get Notice Client Had Paid
Attorney Hillary Hodgkins was not in court on Thursday afternoon because she was not aware her client had made a payment to her office on the previous afternoon, her attorney, John Cavett, said.
Lawyer: officials made jockey Velazquez scapegoat
A lawyer for John Velazquez says the jockey has been made a "scapegoat" by Kentucky racing officials looking to assess blame for Life At Ten's lackluster performance in last fall's Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic.
Stewart lawyer's leniency plea
A lawyer for convicted double killer Hazel Stewart has appealed to a judge to show her mercy when he fixes her minimum life tariff next week.
Cornelius council removes city attorney
CORNELIUS — City code and the city attorney topped discussion Monday evening at the Cornelius City Council meeting. After meeting briefly in executive session to discuss city attorney Paul Elsner’s job performance, the council reconvened and voted to remove Paul...
You Lose, You Win: A Change in Mindset Helps Lawyer Lose 36 Lbs
This lawyer's weight loss journey started with simple lifestyle changes.
Fairbanks attorney was at Tokyo airport during massive earthquake
Fairbanks attorney Bill Satterberg and his wife Linda were in the Narita terminal in Tokyo waiting to board a Delta flight when the massive earthquake struck Japan, he writes in an e-mail. ...
Lawyer Quits Job to Walk Dog
Who doesn't fantasize about chucking it all to do something you've always dreamed of? Tyler Coulson actually did it. The attorney in Sidley Austin's Chicago office has quit his job to walk his dog. Across America.
Fairbanks attorney Satterberg was in Tokyo airport during massive earthquake
Fairbanks attorney Bill Satterberg and his wife Brenda were in the Narita airport in Tokyo waiting to board a Delta flight for Seattle when the massive earthquake struck Japan, he writes in an e-m...
U.K. Lawyer Pleads Guilty in U.S. to KBR Nigerian Contract Bribery Scheme
A British lawyer pleaded guilty to U.S. charges he conspired to bribe Nigerian government officials to help KBR Inc. (KBR) win contracts for a $6 billion natural gas project.
Attorney Donates $50K To Sulzbacher Center
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Attorney Steve Pajcic and his wife have donated $50,000 to the Sulzbacher Center so it can keep serving lunch to the homeless, not just the people staying there.
Attorney Uses Social Media to Support Wisconsin Public Unions
Food safety attorney Bill Marler is using social media to encourage other law firms to show support for public union employees in Wisconsin. Marler is closing his law firm early Friday as a gesture of solidarity and as a protest against the state's efforts to reduce collective bargaining power for Wisconsin public union employees.
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer meets with judge
Lindsay Lohan's lawyer, Shawn Holly, has met with her judge in a bid to keep her out of jail over her alleged theft of a $2,500 necklace.
'The Lincoln Lawyer' premiere
Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillipe, Josh Lucas and more at 'The Lincoln Lawyer' premiere.
Attorney: British lawyer pleads guilty to bribery
A British lawyer accused of helping a former Halliburton Co. subsidiary illegally bribe Nigerian officials to win more than $6 billion in construction contracts pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges and was ordered to forfeit nearly $150 million.
Jockey's lawyer calls his client a 'scapegoat'
The lawyer representing John Velazquez said the jockey's being made a "scapegoat" by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for his involvement with the Life At Ten fiasco during last year's Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic.
Attorney: British lawyer pleads guilty to bribery
A British lawyer accused of helping a former Halliburton Co. subsidiary illegally bribe Nigerian officials to win more than $6 billion in construction contracts pleaded guilty Friday to federal charges and was ordered to forfeit nearly $150 million.
Attorney General Rules Ark Park Info Request
The state Attorney General's office has ruled that tourism officials cannot withhold information about a Bible-themed amusement park without giving a justification.
U.K. lawyer guilty of Nigerian bribery
HOUSTON, March 11 (UPI) -- A British solicitor Friday pleaded guilty in Houston to charges he helped bribe Nigerian government officials to obtain engineering and other contracts.
The Crime Scene: D.C. attorney charged in child sex sting
A D.C. attorney and former adjunct George Washington University Law School professor was arrested Thursday on charges of child sexual exploitation.
Attorney: Johnson's defense team made mistakes at trial
SIOUX CITY -- The former attorney for a northern Iowa woman convicted in a 1993 murder spree testified Friday in federal court that his co-counsel made mistakes during the trial that hurt her case.
Lawyer regrets sending e-mail to warn Tressel
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Columbus lawyer who tipped off Ohio State coach Jim Tressel that two of his players were involved in a federal drug trafficking case now says he regrets ever contacting the Buckeyes coach.
'Wire' Actress Shocked by Baltimore Drug Charges
Attorney: Actress from HBO's 'The Wire' shocked to face charges of conspiring to sell heroin
Ohio's Attorney General Warns Of Tsunami Scams
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine warns Ohioans to watch for charitable giving scams as they prepare to help pay for rescue efforts related to the Japan tsunami.
San Francisco District Attorney’s Office turns police investigation over to feds
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and his office will not investigate alleged misconduct by eight police officer that was brought to light by surveillance footage. The alleged warrantless drug searches by the San Francisco police officers have resulted in the dismissal of more than 50 cases since last week . Gascon on Friday said the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI has agreed ...
Lawyer claims officials made jockey scapegoat
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- An attorney for jockey John Velazquez said the rider has been made a "scapegoat" by Kentucky racing officials looking to assess blame for Life At Ten's lackluster ride in last fall's Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic.
Attorney: Tattoo Shop Owner Didn't Tip Off Ohio State
An attorney representing the man who owns the tattoo parlor where Ohio State players traded memorabilia for discounts says his client never meant to harm the school or its football program.
Lawyer says he was trying to warn Tressel
The Columbus lawyer who tipped off Ohio State coach Jim Tressel that two of his players were involved in a federal drug trafficking case has received death threats and now says he regrets ever contacting the Buckeyes coach.
Attorney General requests county response on open meetings complaints
Attorney General requests county response on open meetings complaints
Lawyer pleads guilty in Nigeria bribery case
A legal adviser to US engineering firm Kellogg Brown & Root pleaded guilty Friday to charges stemming from a long-running probe into bribery to obtain contracts for a multibillion-dollar natural gas venture in Nigeria, officials said.
Attorney: Tinley woman not to blame in animal cruelty case
The animals that a Tinley Park woman is accused of neglecting and mistreating at her animal rescue facility were on the property without her permission, her attorney argued in court Friday.Dawn Hamill, owner of Dazzle’s Painted Pastures, 5555 W. 175th St., faces eight counts of neglect of owner’s duties and three counts of cruel treatment, all misdemeanors.Hamill’s attorney, Steven Decker, said ...
Davenport lawyer appointed district court judge
Davenport lawyer John Telleen was appointed as a district court judge in the Seventh Judicial District, officials in Gov. Terry Branstad’s office announced Friday.
'Break-in' lawyer is a threat to the public, Bar says
A Carlsbad lawyer who made national headlines when he told Orange County residents and others to break into their foreclosed homes and take them back poses a "substantial threat of harm to the public," and should have his license yanked, lawyers with the State...
City attorney surprised by San Luis council
SAN LUIS, Ariz. — City Attorney Glenn Gimbut got a surprise when the mayor made his contract renewal a topic for a discussion at the city council's meeting this week.
Lawyer regrets trying to warn Jim Tressel
The Columbus lawyer who tipped off the Ohio State coach two of his players were involved in a federal drug trafficking case has received death threats and says he regrets contacting Tressel.
County lawyer: Dog law unconstitutional
Marion County's top lawyer says that the county's dangerous-dog law is unconstitutional.
Attorney: Actress from HBO's 'The Wire' shocked to face charges of conspiring to sell heroin
BALTIMORE - Actress Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, who played a murderous member of a Baltimore drug gang in the hit HBO series "The Wire," is shocked to be facing charges of conspiring to sell heroin, her attorney said Friday.
Lawyer: NYC 'sex-slave' relationship consensual
Associated Press - March 11, 2011 9:35 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - A lawyer for a New York City man says his client had a consensual relationship with a Wisconsin woman who alleges she was held...
Lawyer: NYC 'sex-slave' relationship consensual
A man had a consensual relationship with a Wisconsin woman who alleges he held her captive as his sex slave for more than a week after she answered an apartment ad on Craigslist, his lawyer said.
Lawyer: "Sex-Slave" Relationship was Consensual
NEW YORK (AP) -- A lawyer for a New York City man says his client had a consensual relationship with a Wisconsin woman who alleges she was held captive for eight days as his sex slave after she answered an apartment ad on Craigslist.
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 ...
Thai Appeals Court Acquits Police Major in Lawyer’s Disappearance
Lawyer Somchai Neelapaichit’s family vows to take the case to the Supreme Court
Attorney vows to seek new election for West Palm Beach mayor
An attorney who consulted on West Palm Beach mayoral runner-up Paula Ryan's campaign said Friday that she will ask a judge to order a new election because 224 voters in a precinct off Haverhill Road were not told that they live in the city and could vote.
Attorney vows to seek new election for WPB mayor
An attorney who consulted on West Palm Beach mayoral runner-up Paula Ryan's campaign said Friday she will ask a judge to order a new election because 224 voters in a precinct off Haverhill Road were not told that they live in the city and could vote.