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Defense attorney: Charges against accused student are vague, hearsay
WEST CHESTER — The attorney for a high school senior who spent about two months in Chester County Prison awaiting trial on charges he stabbed a 20-year-old Philadelphia man in a December fight has asked a judge to dismiss all but one of the crimes of which he is accused.
Judge delays ruling on attorney's license status
WILLIAMSBURG – A hearing Wednesday in Circuit Court revealed that a local attorney licensed to practice law in other states had taken on Virginia clients without having a Virginia license.
Attorney: County is showing contempt
This article has been read 2482 times. The attorney handling Washington and McGuffey school districts' case pressing for a countywide reassessment intends to ask a judge this morning to begin contempt proceedings against Washington County commissioners.
Illinois' death penalty ban recalls great American lawyer
For half a century, fans of Clarence Darrow have gathered on the day of his death. This year, they say they felt his presence, which they attribute to the state's recent ban on capital punishment. Every year for more than 50 years they have gathered on the morning of March 13 to remember Clarence Darrow, one of the greatest lawyers and civil libertarians in American history.
DETROIT: Trenton attorney facing charges in district, county courts
DETROIT — A Trenton attorney who was scheduled to head to trial Thursday in 33rd District Court in Woodhaven also will be facing charges in Wayne County Circuit Court.
Ontario's attorney general willing to consider allowing cameras in courts
TORONTO - Canadians have never been able to watch courtroom dramas unfold in their living rooms the way American viewers, fed a steady diet of televised justice like the O.J. Simpson trial, have come to expect.
Lawyer: Trial aims for fairness
Equal justice is the intended destination of the capital trial of the man accused of killing two outside a Greenville nightclub, an attorney familiar with the journey said.
Lawyer under house arrest
A disbarred Mississauga real estate lawyer was granted bail by a Brampton court on Friday in connection with his arrest on charges that he issued fraudulent mortgage loans valued at more than $12.5 million.
Lawyer Daniel Rottier says tort ‘reform’ will bog down court system
The legal profession has been good to Daniel Rottier. He and his family live in a mansion that stands out for its opulence, even in prestigious Maple Bluff.
Lawyer Hopes To Change How Bail Set In Nashville
A local lawyer is suing Davidson County, arguing that its method of setting bail is unconstitutional.
New attorney for Benham
Defense attorney familiar with high-profile cases By Whitney Snipes [email protected] A Russellville man facing charges of first-degree murder has switched attorneys.
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.
Seares: Will lawyer who produced ‘white paper’ confess?
“ IT IS the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing, and to talk by the hour.” — Thomas Jefferson If you think there'll be "closure" to the controversy over the IBP elections once the lawyer who produced the defamatory leaflet confesses, forget it. He won't confess. That will be a declaration against interest that can haunt him the rest of his lawyerly life. read more
U.S. Attorney's Office moves out of Bridgeport courthouse
BRIDGEPORT -- The U.S. Attorney's Office ended a nearly 40-year run last week when it moved the majority of its office from the federal courthouse building to across the street into the 10th floor of the RBS Building at 1000 Lafayette Boulevard.
Court of Appeal for This District Tosses Postjudgment Attorney Fee Award
This district’s Court of Appeal has thrown out a $22,500 attorney fee award in a breach of contract suit against a San Fernando Valley-area investment brokerage by a former employee.
Third McKinsey Official Will Be Implicated at Insider Trial, Lawyer Says
Raj Rajaratnam , the co-founder of hedge fund Galleon Group LLC, tried to convince former McKinsey & Co. employee David Palecek to “play ball” with him, a lawyer representing Palecek’s wife said today.
Swanson sues California company for alleged mortgage fraud
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is warning consumers to beware of mortgage refinancing scams.
Priest's lawyer calls rape accuser a liar
PHILADELPHIA, March 14 (UPI) -- A former altar boy accusing a Philadelphia Catholic priest of rape is a convicted liar and felon, the priest's lawyer says.
Lawyer nominated for OHA board
Mayor Jim Suttle has nominated an Omaha lawyer to serve on the board of the Omaha Housing Authority following the resignation of board chairman Phil Wayne.
AG takes over case against Kings Co. supervisor
The state Attorney General's Office will appeal a ruling by a Kings County Superior Court judge that shifts the sexual-assault case prosecution of Supervisor Richard Valle from the county's district attorney to the state.
Article: Natalee Holloway’s Connection To Phillippe ‘Lincoln Lawyer’ Role
When it came time to prepare for his role in “The Lincoln Lawyer,” Ryan Phillippe looked to the headlines for inspiration, specifically Joran Van der Sloot, the man arrested twice in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Access Hollywood caught up with the actor at the junket for his latest film, co-starring Matthew McConaughey, where he plays a man accused of attempted murder ...
Lombard attorney helps abused immigrants
Nobuko Kudo of Lombard, a Japnese immigrant and attorney who serves on the board of Life Span, focuses her practice on representing immigrants who are victims of domestic violence.
Attorney general warns Iowans to be aware of earthquake, tsunami relief scams
Attorney General Tom Miller reminds Iowans to be careful about scam artists taking advantage of generous Iowans who plan to donate to earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan.
Surprise pays $10K in attorney's fees over audit records
City refused to release an audit to Arizona Republic on its misspending of $73 million.
Davis in Pakistan on visa, lawyer says
LAHORE, Pakistan, March 14 (UPI) -- An American diplomat accused of murder in Pakistan was in the country on an official business visa, the deputy attorney general said in Lahore.
Attorney faces license suspension
Attorneys for the State Bar of California asked a judge to suspend the law license of Encinitas attorney Michael T. Pines, the association said Friday.
Longtime lawyer Ralph Neuzil retires
Ralph Neuzil, longtime Iowa City lawyer and former county attorney, said goodbye to his practice Jan. 1.
Labor lawyer indicted in $350K ballet-union 'scam'
He couldn't dance his way out from under these charges. A longtime labor lawyer has been indicted for allegedly scamming more than $350,000 in union dues paid by performers and stagehands with the famed American Ballet Theatre, the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office announced this afternoon. Leonard...
Attorney General John Kroger picks Republican stalwart as business advisor
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger focuses on the corporate community by picking a special advisor for business issues.
Attorney Consulted HB Gary About Spiking Defamatory Content "By Any Means Necessary"
Much has been written about Anonymous's posting of 71,800 e-mails from security firm HB Gary Federal on the Internet (viewable here). But so far no one has focused on the intriguing e-mail sent by New York lawyer Sean Kane last April seeking HB Gary's assistance on behalf of a request from a client that claimed he had been defamed online.  Kane sought information on "consultants" that could help ...
Attorney General Warns Of Japan Quake Scams
Attorney General Tom Miller warned Iowans on Monday to avoid scams that are popping up related to the Japan earthquake.
Michael Connelly and Matthew McConaughey and 'The Lincoln Lawyer' [Video]
Michael Connelly and Matthew McConaughey and The Lincoln Lawyer.
Attorney Consulted HB Gary About Spiking Defamatory Content "By Any Means Necessary"
Much has been written about Anonymous?s posting of??71,800 e-mails from security firm HB Gary
Nodine's Attorney Wants Off Murder Case
Attorney Dennis Knizley says his client is out of cash.
Aristide's lawyer dismisses State Department warning
A lawyer for former Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide scoffed Monday at a U.S. government warning that his client's planned return to Haiti from South Africa could disrupt elections scheduled for Sunday.
Former Oradell councilman files lawsuit on attorney hiring
Former Oradell Councilman Robert Pizzuto claims the council acted improperly when it replaced the borough attorney at its Feb. 22 meeting.
Iowa attorney general Tom Miller warns of tsunami scams
DES MOINES, Iowa --- Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller is warning Iowans to be careful about scam artists taking advantage of generous Iowans who plan to donate to earthquake and tsunami relief efforts in Japan .
Attorney Wants Sex Charges Against Former Asst. DA Thrown Out
They'll be arguing that the child sex charges Giardini is facing should be thrown out. Giardini, who specialized in prosecuting child sex crimes, is charged with using a computer to...
Oregon attorney general asks lawmakers to fix public records law
Oregon's Attorney General is making his case for changing the state's public records law. Democrat John Kroger told a state Senate committee today that Oregon's open records law is a convoluted legal mess that should be cleaned up to help both the public and government agencies.
Lawyer Jailed After Breath Test
Attorney held in contempt of court after being accused of being drunk in court A Santa Fe attorney was ordered by a judge to spend seven days in jail after she allegedly showed up drunk for a court hearing. Cindy Turcotte, 53, on Thursday was held in contempt . . .
Striking DSO musicians' lawyer faces embezzlement charge
The lawyer representing the striking musicians of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra was in a Manhattan federal court Monday facing charges that he embezzled $150,000 when he represented dancers and stagehands at American Ballet Theatre.
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 Clashes With Expert In Gang Injunction Trial
An Oakland police gang expert and a lawyer for reputed Norteno gang members clashed for the third day Monday in the city's long-running bid to bar alleged gang members from congregating in the city's heavily Hispanic Fruitvale District.
R.I. attorney general has an ambitious legislative agenda
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Calif. Attorney General to take up Supervisor case
The Associated Press The Associated Press HANFORD, Calif. A judge has ordered the Attorney General's Office to take over the case from prosecutors against a Kings County supervisor accused of sexual assault. Kings County Superior Court Judge Shane Burns on Monday ruled in favor of a motion by the lawyer of Supervisor Richard Valle, citing a conflict of interest because the county Board of ...
Attorney General to take up supervisor case
HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — A judge has ordered the Attorney General's Office to take over the case from prosecutors against a Kings County supervisor accused of sexual assault. Kings County Superior Court Judge Shane Burns on Monday ruled in favor of a motion by the lawyer of Supervisor Richard Valle, citing a conflict of interest because the county Board of Supervisors approves the District ...
Ex lawyer ordered to pay $637k for breach of trust
A former Melbourne lawyer who stole from clients to pay for a gambling addiction, has been ordered to pay $637,000 to the Legal Services Board for breach of trust.
Lawyer slams Shaik arrest
Fraudster Schabir Shaik's lawyer says that his client was arrested without any documentation.
Lawyer clients want fee-Dom
Famed and controversial lawyer Dominic Barbara is having a really bad month. First, his law license was suspended. Now the Nassau DA's Office is investigating accusations that the man who has represented the likes of Joey Buttafuoco and Michael Lohan bilked his clients out of hundreds of thousands of...
Babeu asks state to investigate legal residency of Pinal supervisor
The Pinal County Sheriff's Office is asking the Arizona Attorney General's Office to conduct a criminal investigation of Pete Rios, the chairman of the county's Board of Supervisors.