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Minn. Attorney General Sues California Company
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Attorney General Lori Swanson is suing a company called Meridian Financial from California. Swanson says that more than 500 Minnesota families have been scammed out of anywhere between $1000-$4000, including a Rochester couple.
Attorney general drops lawsuit challenging release of dead inmate records
SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Attorney Generals Office has withdrawn a lawsuit against the State Records Committee for releasing records of deceased inmates to Salt Lake City Weekly.
Los Angeles County district attorney's office statement on 'Rockefeller'
Here is the text of the statement issued today by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office on the murder...
I-Team: Lawyer talks about Rehoboth investigation
A lawyer for one of the officers says he's offered to cooperate, but he says the FBI hasn't responded.
Attorney: Woman prayed for her ex-husband’s death
ERIC BELLAMY/[email protected] Georgia Watson waits for opening statements in Weld District Court on Tuesday. Watson is on trial for conspiracy to commit murder against her ex-husband Jeffery Watson.
Lawyer interested in becoming a judge switches parties
If and when Judge Patrick Clark of the 128th District Court does retire and accepts the position of County Court at law judge, one Orange attorney is interested in filling the vacancy.
Bloomfield Hills attorney named to Detroit water board
Bloomfield Hills attorney J. Bryan Williams was named as Oakland County's representative on the Detroit Board of Water Commissioners.
Attorney: Tax liens, economy doomed Web firm
Attorney: Tax liens, economy doomed Web firm By brooke adams The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 15, 2011 06:42PM MDT An Internet design company that shut down last week is facing more than $17 million in federal tax liens, and an attorney for the company said Tuesday that contributed to is decision to “wind down” its operations. HIT Web Design, also known as Heritage Web Design, shuttered its ...
Attorney: Tax liens, economy doomed Web firm
Attorney: Tax liens, economy doomed Web firm By brooke adams The Salt Lake Tribune Published Mar 15, 2011 10:25PM MDT An Internet design company that shut down last week is facing more than $17 million in federal tax liens, and an attorney for the company said Tuesday that contributed to its decision to “wind down” its operations. HIT Web Design, also known as Heritage Web Design, closeded its ...
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.
Attorney: Woman prayed for her ex-husband’s death
ERIC BELLAMY/[email protected] Georgia Watson waits for opening statements in Weld District Court on Tuesday. Watson is on trial for conspiracy to commit murder against her ex-husband Jeffery Watson.
Attorney General's Office cracks down on modern-day slavery
"We are not for sale! Stop Slavery." That's the new slogan for a human-trafficking awareness campaign launched Tuesday by the Border Violence Division of the New Mexico Attorney General's Office.
Attorney released from jail for alcohol treatment
A veteran Santa Fe attorney jailed last week after a judge said she had shown up drunk at a court hearing has been allowed to leave jail to enter an out-of-state, in-patient treatment program.
Attorney: Rape suspect unfit for trial
The Johnstown attorney representing Lee Calvin Kearns III said his client is not able to stand trial on rape charges because of mental-health issues.
Lawyer faces court on CCC charges
A 47 year-old lawyer has appeared in the Perth Magistrate's Court on charges of giving false testimony to the State's corruption watchdog.
Attorney General will not weigh in on optometry issue
The attorney general's office has denied a request for an opinion on whether lawmakers who received campaign donations from optometrists should have voted for a bill allowing them to perform a variety of simple surgical procedures.
Lawyer: No defense for Arivaca suspect
An attorney for accused murderer Jason Bush said Tuesday there is such "overwhelming evidence" Bush gunned down an Arivaca family, killing two of them, that his team doesn't plan to offer any defense in his upcoming trial.
Local attorney to prosecute Voltmer case
A local attorney will prosecute the state’s misdemeanor driving-while-intoxicated case against Jill Voltmer, a veteran St. Joseph police officer who has been with the department 19 years.
Pinal County Supervisor investigated by Attorney General's Office
The state Attorney General's Office is reviewing allegations that Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios lives outside the district he represents and has stolen thousands of taxpayer dollars by making false mileage reimbursement claims.
Staten Island District Attorney Daniel Donovan says budget cuts would be a crime
Warns Council of debilitating domino effect on borough's operations
Lawyer who wrote torture memos to speak at Alaska Bar Association convention
FAIRBANKS — The lawyer who wrote the torture memos that provided legal backing for harsh interrogation techniques in the federal government’s War on Terror will give the keynote speech at the Alask...
Missouri Attorney General Koster Takes Action Against St. Charles County Landfill Owner For Water Pollution
Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit in St. Charles County against the owner of an O'Fallon landfill for polluting a tributary of Perque Creek.
Pinal County Supervisor investigated by Attorney General's Office
The state Attorney General's Office is reviewing allegations that Pinal County Supervisor Pete Rios lives outside the district he represents and has stolen thousands of taxpayer dollars by making false mileage reimbursement claims.
Lawyer urges cohesion on truck traffic bylaws
Some local municipalities are as divided as the Balkans on issues as simple as where truck traffic can go, putting at risk farm business and drivers' safety, lawyer John Alexander said Tuesday.
Missouri Attorney General Koster Takes Action Against St. Charles County Landfill Owner For Water Pollution
Attorney General Chris Koster has filed a lawsuit in St. Charles County against the owner of an O'Fallon landfill for polluting a tributary of Perque Creek.
Attorney general quizzed by CBI in spectrum case
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has questioned Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati regarding the alleged legal advice he gave in his role as the solicitor general to then communication minister A. Raja in the 2G spectrum allocation, informed sources said.
Lawyer denies lying to CCC
A lawyer has pleaded not guilty to giving false testimony to the Corruption and Crime Commission.
Attorney: Woman prayed for her ex-husband’s death
Georgia Watson waits for opening statements Tuesday in Weld District Court. Watson is on trial for conspiracy to commit murder against her ex-husband, Jeffery Watson Sr.
Dan Gross: In the jury pool, attorney Chuck Peruto
DEFENSE ATTORNEY Chuck Peruto Jr. did his civic service yesterday, showing up for jury duty at the Criminal Justice Center. A day earlier, Peruto was in court representing the Rev. James Brennan, one of five Catholic priests charged with sexual abuse. Not
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.
Legal thriller 'Lincoln Lawyer' is ready-made for TV
By Steve Persall, Times Film Critic Tuesday, March 15, 2011 By Steve Persall Times Film Critic The next step in Matthew McConaughey's inevitable march to network television is The Lincoln Lawyer , a pilot disguised as a feature-length movie, with an entire season's arc crammed into two hours. Based on a novel by Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer casts McConaughey as glib defense attorney Mick ...
Lawyer's case raises "impunity" charge in Thailand
On March 12 2004 prominent Thai human rights lawyer Somchai Neelaphaijit was pushed into a black sedan on a busy Bangkok street.
Lawyer insists Mancao a credible witness
The lawyer of former intelligence officer Cezar Mancao on Wednesday stood pat on Mancao's position that he should be admitted as state witness against fugitive Sen. Panfilo Lacson in the Dacer-Corbito double murder case pending at the Manila Regional Trial Court branch 18.
Lawyer: Client is sane for trial
An attorney for Abdulhakim Muhammad said Tuesday that he is mentally competent to stand trial in the shooting that killed one soldier and wounded a second — almost a week after Muhammad’s father testified before a congressional committee that Muhammad had been turned against America by Muslim radicals.
Attorney general: Media could be banned from naming arrested suspects
The media could be prevented from naming people arrested prior to being charged, the attorney general has said. Speaking on Radio 4's Law in Action yesterday, Dominic Grieve QC said he is going to "mull over" the consideration and make a decision.
Dan Gross: In the jury pool, attorney Chuck Peruto
DEFENSE ATTORNEY Chuck Peruto Jr. did his civic service yesterday, showing up for jury duty at the Criminal Justice Center. A day earlier, Peruto was in court representing the Rev. James Brennan, one of five Catholic priests charged with sexual abuse. Not
State attorney general issues scam alert
In the wake of the recent tragedy in Japan, the Indiana Attorney General's Office is urging the public to verify that the relief organization they are donating to is reputable.
Attorney general quizzed by CBI in 2G spectrum case
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Widening its probe in the 2G spectrum allocation case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has questioned Attorney General G.E. Vahanvati on the legal advice he is said to have tendered in his role as the solicitor general to then communication minister A. Raja on the allotment of spectrum, informed sources said.
Charges in Bonds case a concern for police: lawyer
The lawyer for an Ottawa police officer says a sexual assault charge against his client in connection with a cellblock strip search should concern every police officer in the province.
Panel Says Attorney General Should Promote Criminal Rehabilitation
California Attorney General Kamala Harris should take on an expanded role by attacking the roots of crime while trying to keep parolees from returning to prison, according to a briefing document released Wednesday from law enforcement and reform experts.
Attorney Wants Woman Released on Bond
The attorney for a Diamondhead woman who won a new trial on charges related to the death of her husband wants her released on bond until she is retried.
Rep Issa subpoenas Madoff trustee on ex-SEC lawyer
WASHINGTON – The House Oversight Committee today subpoenaed Bernard Madoff Trustee Irving Picard’s records about former top SEC lawyer David Becker, who is being sued for allegedly profiting from the Ponzi scheme. “Victims of the Madoff swindle rightly feel cheated by the SEC’s ineptitude,” said Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif...
Dan Gross: In the jury pool, attorney Chuck Peruto
DEFENSE ATTORNEY Chuck Peruto Jr. did his civic service yesterday, showing up for jury duty at the Criminal Justice Center. A day earlier, Peruto was in court representing the Rev. James Brennan, one of five Catholic priests charged with sexual abuse. Not
Lawyer to launch B.C. Ferries class-action suit
A high-profile lawyer who has won key class-action lawsuits calls B.C. Ferries' "grab" of $1.2 million in prepaid fares "absolutely outrageous."
Abingdon attorney seeking Republican nomination for commonwealth Attorney
Helen E. Phillips of Abingdon announced today she is seeking the Republican nomination for commonwealth attorney in Washington County.
Attorney: DA Should Not Be On November Ballot
A local attorney tells 69 News he is challenging Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin's nominating petition for his re-election campaign.
Michael Connelly: The Lincoln Lawyer: The Journey From Page to Screen
It is rare that a book writer comes out in unbridled support of a film of his work, but that's me. The ten-year journey has been replete with serendipity and good luck.
'Rockefeller' tell lawyer he didn't kill in Calif.
A man who claimed to be a member of the famous Rockefeller family insists he had nothing to do with the killing of a California man more than 25 years ago.
'Rockefeller' to lawyer: I didn't kill Calif. man
A man who claimed to be a member of the famous Rockefeller family insists he had nothing to do with the killing of a California man more than 25 years ago.
Attorney: Guilty plea in Yale murder
A Yale lab technician charged in the strangling murder of a Yale graduate student less than a week before she was to be married plans to plead guilty, his attorney said Wednesday.