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Attorney General Bill Schuette: EMU's student's religious beliefs against homosexuality violated
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has waded into a closely watched federal appeals case, siding with an Eastern Michigan University student who claims her dismissal from the university for refusing to counsel gay and lesbian patients violated her religious belief against homosexuality.
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.
Twelfth Southlake attorney earns TBLS certification
Curt Magee was recently inducted into the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS), making him the 12th Southlake attorney to currently own that distinction.
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.
British lawyer uses Facebook to serve court summons
A lawyer has used Facebook to serve a court summons, in what is believed to be the first such case in Britain.
Did lawyer violate oath with e-mails to Tressel?
All Ohio lawyers take an oath not to reveal information they learn in discussions with a client or prospective client.
Ballet Dancers' Union Lawyer Leibowitz Is Indicted for Stealing $150,000
A lawyer for a defunct ballet dancers’ union was accused of stealing about $150,000.
Lawyer of a Keystone woman accused of murder doesn't want two policemen to testify
The lawyer of a Keystone woman accused of Attempted First Degree Murder for shooting her husband, does not want two policemen to testify.
McConaughey wheels, deals in 'The Lincoln Lawyer'
Matthew McConaughey's days in romcom hell are over thanks to the slick courtroom drama, "The Lincoln Lawyer."
Lawyer: Toddler's death was 'tragic accident'
Updated at 2:55 p.m. Robert Lewis will testify during his manslaughter trial, his attorney, Jacksonville lawyer Ernie Wright, told an Onslow County jury during his opening statement. Wright said the death of his client's son was a tragic accident,...
McNeil Family Meets With State Attorney
Meeting with State Attorney Rundle leaves McNeil family feeling "justice will be served."
Judge, attorney argue over lawsuits
A tense exchange took place Monday as Webb County Judge Danny Valdez demanded to know why County Attorney Anna Cavazos Ramirez was not proceeding faster with lawsuits against employees who abused the county’s Weatherization Assistance Program.
Attorney: Merger likely won’t affect schools
Keeping Dalton Public Schools out of a merger discussion appears to be as simple as introducing legislation that states just that.  
Greene family lawyer seeks answers from more Kilpatrick era officials
Detroit— A lawyer representing the family of slain stripper Tamara "Strawberry" Greene wants to question former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's cousin, a high-ranking city official, about destroyed e-mails, a new request triggered by testimony last week.
Kansas lawyer pleads guilty in Texas to fraud
share: digg facebook twitter Prosecutors say 62-year-old Clifford Roth of Leawood, Kan., pleaded guilty in Beaumont to interstate transportation of money taken by fraud. The FBI determined that the investor funds were used for Roth's personal expenses, plus paid previous investors in the Ponzi scheme.
Sheen & Shaman Lawyer: A Perfect “Winning” Combination
Shaman Lawyer Vincent explores a possible shamanic antidote for Charlie Sheen's recent "winning" problems with a Salem coven. (PRWeb March 15, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20
Berlusconi lawyer seeks probe of new angle in sex scandal
A lawyer for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has asked Rome prosecutors to investigate an alleged attempt to falsify the birth records of the woman at the center of a sex scandal embroiling the prime minister.
State's attorney's office will not pursue Glenarden assault charges
The Prince George's County State's Attorney's office will not pursue second-degree assault charges against a current Glenarden councilman who a former councilman claims pushed him following a February city council meeting.
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro chides Judge Laurie White for days off the bench
He prods judges to hold more jury trials
Lawyer nominated for OHA board
Mayor Jim Suttle has nominated an Omaha lawyer to serve on the Omaha Housing Authority board following the resignation of the board's chairman, Phil Wayne.
Greece Hires Attorney to Review John Auberger's Statements
Greece, N.Y. - Town board hires attorney to review town supervisor's police statements in Monica Neusatz homicide case.
Lawyer Charged with Embezzling from Dancers
Labor lawyer Leonard Leibowitz has been indicted by a federal grand jury for embezzling funds from the Independent Artists of America, a union of dancers and stage managers, which he helped create and for which he served as counsel from 1994 to 2007. He turned himself in to authorities on March 14 and was arraigned in federal court in Manhattan.
Attorney for officer accused in Danziger Bridge shooting alleges prosecutorial missteps, asks judge to drop charges
Filing says that testimony granted under immunity was misused
Conn. attorney general sues electric aggregator
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has filed suit to enforce a $360,000 civil penalty imposed by state utility regulators against a Redding company accused of defrauding an association of independent schools and an electricity supplier of $180,000.
Attorney General urges citizens to use caution when giving to relief efforts
share: digg facebook twitter The Office of the Attorney General of Texas is advising residents to use caution and be aware of charitable scams that may pop up as a result of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Charitable donations can be solicited by telephone, text message, e-mail, mail, social networking sites and other means. File complaints with the Office of the Attorney General about ...
James Hataway's attorney: Give me 100 potential jurors, please
Defense attorney Jeff Leukel wants a large pool because of he's concerned about Hataway's ability to get a fair trial in Central Florida, given all the media attention from the Tracy Ocasio case. SANFORD – Attorneys today asked a judge to bring to court a huge number of potential jurors — 100 — when attempted-murder suspect James Hataway goes on trial, something now scheduled for March 28.
James Hataway's attorney wants 100 potential jurors
Defense attorney Jeff Leukel wants a large pool because of he's concerned about Hataway's ability to get a fair trial in Central Florida, given all the media attention from the Tracy Ocasio case. SANFORD ¿ Attorneys today asked a judge to bring to court a huge number of potential jurors ¿ 100 ¿ when attempted-murder suspect James Hataway goes on trial, something now scheduled for March 28.
Attorney wants murder charges dropped against accused cop
NEW ORLEANS –  A defense attorney representing the former New Orleans accused in the Danziger Bridge shooting has filed a motion in federal court to have murder charges against his client dropped, alleging prosecutorial misconduct. Attorney Frank Desalvo made a motion to quash the indictment for his client Sgt. Kenneth Bowen Monday evening. Bowen was charged along with other officers in shooting ...
Attorney General Warns of Charitable Scams During Japan Relief Effort
In wake of the earthquake and resulting tsunami that has caused widespread disaster in Japan and some areas of the United States, the Office of the Attorney General is cautioning generous Texans to carefully vet relief organizations before making any charitable contributions. By doing a little research, well-meaning Texans can ensure their dollars actually help the recovery effort and aid ...
Lawyer Charged with Embezzling from Dancers
Labor lawyer Leonard Leibowitz has been indicted by a federal grand jury for embezzling funds from the Independent Artists of America, a union of dancers and stage managers, which he helped create and for which he served as counsel from 1994 to 2007. He turned himself in to authorities on March 14 and was arraigned in federal court in Manhattan.
'Lincoln Lawyer' and other films lie about work
In Hollywood, lawyers work out of cars, cops wear funny grandma costumes and chefs have tons of time for romance. Those of us with real jobs can never relate.
The need for power of attorney
The point of the POA. A power of attorney is a legal instrument that delegates an individual's legal authority to another person. If an individual is incapacitated or mentally incompetent, the POA assigns a trusted party to make decisions on his or her behalf. There are nondurable, springing and durable powers of attorney. A nondurable power of attorney often comes into play in real estate ...
Landmark status for Park51 mosque site disputed
The lawyer for the owner of a building near Ground Zero that would house a controversial mosque says it doesn't deserve landmark status just because part of a plane hit it on 9/11.
Sheen & Shaman Lawyer: A Perfect “Winning” Combination
Shaman Lawyer Vincent explores a possible shamanic antidote for Charlie Sheen's recent "winning" problems with a Salem coven.
Exclusive: The Lincoln Lawyer Director Brad Furman
ComingSoon.net talks with The Lincoln Lawyer director Brad Furman about making the crime-drama with Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, Marisa Tomei, William Macy.
Priest declares innocence, lawyer rips judge on radio show
A priest charged in the latest sex abuse scancal vowed on a morning radio show to fight the allegations, while his attorney raised questions about the honesty of the lone accuser - and the behavior of a Common Pleas judge.
Attorney: Video shows Rio casino robbery suspect was at the Palms
The attorney for Edward Land says he's trying to get a video he says will show the Rio robbery suspect was in a different casino on Feb. 24 at the time of the heist.
Matthew McConaughey returns to dramatic fare with 'Lincoln Lawyer'
TORONTO - Long before making a name for himself as a Hollywood heart-throb equally adept at playing the romantic lead and dramatic hero, Matthew McConaughey toyed with the idea of becoming a criminal defence lawyer.
City attorney: Council's early voting poll wasn't official vote
GREENSBORO — A city council decision last week to close five early voting sites was not an official vote because it did not take place in an open meeting, according to the city attorney’s office. read more
Lawsuits: A lawyer for the owners of...
A lawyer for the owners of 45 Park Place (the building eyed for demolition to make way for the "Ground Zero mosque") says one reason the building doesn't deserve landmark status is because part of a plane fell on it...
Attorney Wants Pueblo To Be Site Of Nuclear Reactor
A Pueblo attorney hoping to build a nuclear reactor in Pueblo is presenting its plan to Pueblo County Commissioners on Tuesday night.
Attorney General Approves Ballot Title for Sheffield Nelson's Severance Tax Proposal
he Arkansas attorney general's office has approved the ballot title for a proposal that would raise the state severance tax on natural gas and end most exemptions for drilling companies.
Attorney for suspect in MTSU player death seeks records for cell, computer
The attorney for murder defendant Shanterrica Madden is seeking information about slain MTSU ballplayer Tina Stewart's cell phone, computer and Twitter account.
No Product Placement Deal for The Lincoln Lawyer, Says Lincoln
A Lincoln Town Car gets a starring role in The Lincoln Lawyer and the automaker doesn't spend a dime for some major product placement. | March 15, 2011 | Lionsgate
Famous RI lawyer now on Mafia case
Well-known Ocean State lawyer John F. Cicilline signs on to mob case.
Attorney: Yale Killing Suspect Plans To Plead Guilty
An attorney for an animal research technician charged with killing a Yale University graduate student from El Dorado County said his client plans to plead guilty Thursday.
Attorney general Kroger warns Oregonians to beware of earthquake/tsunami charity scams
John Kroger said there are reports that Oregonians are receiving e-mails, phone calls and posts on their social media sites from unscrupulous scammers who want to exploit the disaster for cash to line their own pockets.
Witness, lawyer battle at NY insider trading trial
The lawyer for a wealthy investment manager accused in the biggest insider trading scandal ever to hit the hedge fund world engaged in a combative verbal battle Tuesday with a top government witness, trying to cast his client's one-time friend as a man facing a long prison term who is desperate to win his freedom.
Lawyer: Yale killing suspect plans to plead guilty
An animal research technician charged with killing a Yale University graduate student days before her wedding plans to plead guilty Thursday, his attorney said.
Rogue Lawyer Jacek Smigelski Spanked, Suspended
Jacek Smigelski, a New Britain lawyer who ripped off clients and thumbed his nose at the court system , has met his match. A judge finally acted to suspend Smigelski , who owes nearly $300,000 in interest, penalties and fees connected with a case where he over-charged two New Britain brothers in a probate case. Smigelski is also connected with the Smoron Farm case, where he represents a lawyer ...