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Lawyer says Lacson won’t flee again if SC junks CA ruling
MANILA, Philippines—The lawyer of erstwhile fugitive Senator Panfilo Lacson expressed confidence that his client would not repeat his decision to flee the country if the Supreme Court overrules the Court of Appeals ruling quashing his arrest warrant.
Ohio attorney general supports regulating Internet cafe gaming
COLUMBUS -- Ohio's attorney general is supporting proposed legislation to regulate Internet cafes and game parlors offering games that function like slot machines with cash prizes.
Lawyer Credited With Improving Mine Safety Retires
The federal prosecutor credited with improving mine safety in eastern Kentucky retires.
Lawyer's first novel among awards finalists
It looks like Craig Russell's career as a novelist has begun with a strong first chapter, so to speak. The Brandon lawyer's first novel, "Black Bottle Man," is up for a couple of Manitoba Book Awards.
U.N. Rights Group Calls on China to Release Detained Lawyer
A United Nations human rights agency demanded on Monday that the Chinese government immediately release Gao Zhisheng, who has been detained for nearly a year.
McHenry sheriff's attorney denies cover-up claims
An attorney for the McHenry County sheriff's department says there was no cover-up of alleged racial profiling among deputies there.
Attorney seeks dismissal of suit over sword
PROVIDENCE –– A lawyer wants a federal court to dismiss Brown University’s lawsuit that alleges a Virginia couple has been in possession of a valuable, long-missing Tiffany-silver presentation sword that should be returned to Brown.
UN asks China to release missing rights lawyer
A U.N. committee has called on China to release a prominent human rights lawyer who has been missing for nearly a year, saying his detention violates international law.
Lawyer pleads guilty in nude photo affair
A Winnipeg lawyer has pleaded guilty at a disciplinary hearing to all charges against him, including sexual harassment of client, conflict of interest and failing to act with integrity.
UN asks China to release missing rights lawyer
A U.N. committee has called on China to release a prominent human rights lawyer who has been missing for nearly a year, saying his detention violates international law.
Attorney general says former Afghan transportation minister arrested
KABUL - Afghanistan's former transportation minister was arrested on Monday in connection with a corruption case, the attorney general's office said.
More victims if polygamy decriminalized: lawyer
A lawyer for the B.C. government warns that making Canada the only western country to legalize polygamy would make more victims out of society's most vulnerable people.
Winnipeg lawyer pleads guilty
A Winnipeg lawyer has pleaded guilty to professional misconduct for pressuring a man to have sex with his wife, who later became a family court judge. Jack King admitted before the Law Society of Manitoba to sexual harassment, conflict of interest and failing to conduct himself with integrity. King was accused by a former client, Alexander Chapman, who says King gave him naked photos of his wife ...
Attorney: St. John's abuse suits settled
JEFF BAENEN Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS An attorney for nine alleged sexual abuse victims says a settlement has been reached with St. John's Abbey in Collegeville. Attorney Jeff Anderson said Monday the settlement involves 10 monks or priests who taught at St. John's Preparatory School or were assigned to parishes. He declined to disclose a dollar amount. Anderson says the settlement requires ...
Attorney: St. John's abuse suits filed by 9 men have been settled
Nine men who filed lawsuits claiming sexual abuse at the hands of monks or priests have reached settlements with St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minn., the plaintiffs' attorney said Monday.
Lawyer pleads guilty to misconduct over naked photos of wife who later became judge
A Winnipeg lawyer pleaded guilty to professional misconduct Monday, admitting he pressured a client to have sex with his wife, who later became a judge.
UPDATED: Attorney says St. John's abuse suits settled
MINNEAPOLIS - An attorney for nine alleged sexual abuse victims says a settlement has been reached with St. John's Abbey in Collegeville.
Attorney General: No criminal charges will be filed against Kratz
MADISON, Wis. (AP) A former prosecutor accused of sending racy text messages to a domestic abuse victim is not going to face criminal charges, the Wisconsin Justice Department announced Monday.
Lawyer pleads guilty to professional misconduct in indecent proposal case
A Winnipeg lawyer has pleaded guilty to professional misconduct for pressuring a man to have sex with his wife, who later became a family court judge.
Minnesota attorney general accuses debt buyer of chasing wrong folks
Kenneth Dailey was irritated when he received two letters last year to pay an outstanding $2,773 Fingerhut bill.
Lawyer in Manitoba judge sex scandal pleads guilty
A Winnipeg lawyer accused of pressuring a client to have sex with his wife — a woman who is now a Manitoba judge — has pleaded guilty to three counts of professional misconduct.
Ex-attorney's farm ordered sold at auction
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The central Kentucky farm of a one-time attorney convicted of scamming millions from clients in a diet-drug settlement has been ordered sold.
Attorney For Charged SD Student Wants Trial Moved
The lawyer for a South Dakota high school student accused of making terroristic threats on Facebook wants the trial moved out...
HBGary Attorney Was Once 'The Lawyer Hackers Call'
When a small team of hackers aligning themselves with Anonymous raided digital security firms HBGary Federal and HBGary Inc. last month, there followed the mother of all legal clean-up jobs. More than 70,000 company emails had been posted online for the world to see, and some included non-disclosure agreements with clients. HBGary Inc.'s chief executive Greg Hoglund picked Zwillinger & ...
Ex-Ukraine leader hires star US lawyer in murder case
Ukraine's ex-president Leonid Kuchma hired a star US lawyer who worked on the O.J. Simpson trial to act as an advisor in his defence against charges over the murder of a reporter, his team said Monday.
Attorney: St. John’s Abuse Suits Settled
Nine men who filed lawsuits claiming sexual abuse at the hands of monks or priests have reached settlements with St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, the plaintiffs' attorney said Monday.
HBGary Attorney Was Once 'The Lawyer Hackers Call'
When a small team of hackers aligning themselves with Anonymous raided digital security firms HBGary Federal and HBGary Inc. last month, there followed the mother of all legal clean-up jobs. More than 70,000 company emails had been posted online for the world to see, and some included non-disclosure agreements with clients. HBGary Inc.'s chief executive Greg Hoglund picked Zwillinger & ...
Judge's husband, a lawyer, pleads guilty to asking client to have sex with her
WINNIPEG - Winnipeg Lawyer Jack King said he was sorry for pressuring a client eight years ago to have sex with King's wife, now a judge, as he pleaded guilty Monday to professional misconduct.
Brooklyn District Attorney Announces Real Estate Scam Bust
District Attorney Charles Hynes and Senator Charles Schumer are announcing the arrests of 17 people for various real estate scams including reverse mortgage and loan modifications. In most cases, prosecutors say the suspects stole homes from people by forging deeds.
Brooklyn District Attorney Announces Real Estate Scam Bust
District Attorney Charles Hynes and Senator Charles Schumer are announcing the arrests of 17 people for various real estate scams including reverse mortgage and loan modifications. In most cases, prosecutors say the suspects stole homes from people by forging deeds.
Toyota Failed to Warn of Sudden Acceleration Risk, Lawyer Tells Jurors
Toyota Motor Corp. (7203) failed to warn a Long Island , New York , driver that his vehicle could unexpectedly accelerate, said a lawyer for a doctor who claims his 2005 Scion sped up uncontrollably and didn’t stop until he hit a tree.
Attorney General sues company over alleged Ponzi scheme
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has filed a lawsuit against a Conway roofing company for allegedly engaging in a Ponzi scheme that defrauded Arkansas consumers of more than $250,000.
Mexican attorney general says "full force of law" to be used in ATF gunwalking scandal investigation
Mexican attorney general is investigating alleged ATF gunwalking program exposed by CBS News
Attorney General sues company over alleged Ponzi scheme
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has filed a lawsuit against a Conway roofing company for allegedly engaging in a Ponzi scheme that defrauded Arkansas consumers of more than $250,000.
Wisconsin Attorney General Claims Collective Bargaining Measure Is Now Law
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen told a state appeals court that a state agency’s publication of a contested law limiting public employee collective bargaining rights has rendered moot litigation to block it.
Nodine’s Attorney Files A Flurry Of Motions
BAY MINETTE, Alabama - The biggest one accuses former Baldwin County District Attorney Judy Newcomb of outright witholding evidence that would be favorable to Steve Nodine in his murder trial. Steve Nodine's court appointed attorney accuses former Baldwin County District Attorney Judy Newcomb of outright withholding evidence that would be favorable to Nodine in his murder case. Pascal Bruijn ...
Marshall County Commission hires attorney
The Marshall County Commission voted to approve a new county attorney Monday, but not all the commissioners were in agreement.
Lawyer involved in alleged sex scandal pleads guilty to professional misconduct
WINNIPEG - Lawyer Jack King has pleaded guilty to three counts of professional misconduct at a hearing before the Law Society of Manitoba this morning.
Lawyer reprimanded for asking client to have sex with his wife
Winnipeg lawyer Jack King said he was sorry for pressuring a client eight years ago to have sex with King’s wife, now a judge, as he pleaded guilty Monday to professional misconduct.
Stephen Nodine's attorney seeks hearing on Angel Downs' cell phone
BAY MINETTE, Alabama -- Stephen Nodine's attorney has asked for a hearing to determine what may have already been recovered from Angel Downs' cell phone and what damage has been done to the device.
Woodside payout a done deal: lawyer
The lawyer for former Woodside executive Jill Mustard, who reportedly secured a six-figure payout against the energy giant, yesterday claimed the settlement had been finalised and that his client was not bound by a confidentiality clause.
NY attorney general says nuke plant near NYC is failing to comply with fire safety rules
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The state attorney general says federal regulators should take action against nuclear plants in the New York suburbs for what he called failure to comply with fire safety regulations.
Lawyer Jack King Reprimanded
Winnipeg lawyer Jack King who pleaded guilty to professional misconduct after admitting he pressured a client to have sex with his wife has been reprimanded.
Attorney: Former Saginaw Valley State University coach Awrey had 25 days to respond to self-report
Former Saginaw Valley State University head football coach Randy Awrey had 25 days to “fully respond” to a preliminary investigative report that concluded that he secured reduced housing rates for his football-playing sons, an attorney testified Monday.
Attorney general’s office sues Conway roofer
LITTLE ROCK — The state attorney general’s office filed a lawsuit today accusing a Conway roofing company of operating a Ponzi scheme that has allegedly defrauded Arkansas customers out of more than $250,000.
Stop talking about clients, lawyer tells Miami police chief
Top cop Miguel Exposito has made the rounds on Spanish media trying to link organized crime to several businessmen and two mayors.
RI attorney general files civil rights complaint
Rhode Island's attorney general has filed a civil rights complaint against a Johnston man who he says repeatedly hurled homophobic and racist epithets at a gay neighbor and a neighbor with a bi-racial child.
Yavapai County closing case against Stapley
Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk is closing its case against Maricopa County Supervisor Don Stapley, who was indicted in 2008 on 118 counts related to filing incomplete or false financial disclosure documents.
Wisconsin AG Claims Collective-Bargaining Measure Is Now Law
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen told a state appeals court that a state agency’s Internet posting of a contested law limiting public employee collective- bargaining rights has rendered moot litigation to block it.
Lawyer reprimanded over nude photo affair
A Winnipeg lawyer has been given a reprimand after pleading guilty at a disciplinary hearing to all charges against him, including sexual harassment of a client, conflict of interest and failing to act with integrity.