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Lawyer Suing Wal-Mart Roasted in Supreme Court Argument
Lawyer for plaintiffs in Wal-Mart case undergoes a grilling before the Supreme Court.
NY attorney general to review AT&T, T-Mobile deal
New York's attorney general will analyze AT&T Inc.'s planned purchase of T-Mobile USA from Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG to see if it could harm competition in that state.
Seattle city attorney moves to block anti-tunnel referendum
City Attorney Pete Holmes moved to block an anti-tunnel referendum Tuesday morning, saying he will ask a judge to rule on its legality before the measure is certified for an election. Holmes filed a motion for declaratory judgment in King County Superior Court, basically asking a judge in advance whether city agreements with the state to proceed on the deep-bore tunnel are subject to referendum ...
NY Attorney General Pledges 'Thorough Review' of AT&T, T-Mobile Deal
The first of what will likely be several regulatory reviews of the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile merger kicked off today with the New York attorney general pledging to "undertake a thorough review" of the deal.
Attorney General Investigating Funeral Home
The Missouri Attorney General is now investigating Marts Funeral Home in Westport after FOX 4 reported numerous complaints that led to the owner's business license being revoked.
Attorney: Man charged in wrong state
A New York man accused of stealing $2.5 million from a company with offices in Lincolnshire has been charged in the wrong state, his attorney argued Tuesday.
Attorney denies lawsuit allegations
St. Luke's countersued over Cullen case involving deaths of two patients. Easton attorney John R. Vivian Tuesday denied allegations that he filed abusive litigation and that he may have paid "bonuses" to an expert witness for his favorable testimony.
Attorney General investigator meets with Montgomery County in election problems case
The meetings are all part of investigation into the November elections in Montgomery County.
Lawyer: No proof mom intentionally starved sons
Tanya Williams' infant twin boys were losing weight when a nurse visited the family Oct. 28 - one week after their birth - at a West Philadelphia homeless shelter.
Lawyer Wants Judge Off Gracedale Case
An attorney involved in the battle over Northampton County's Gracedale nursing home is sounding the call for a new judge.
Environmental attorney hired to fight Honolulu rail
Rail opponents have added to their arsenal hiring an attorney who helped write national environmental laws...
Attorney: Gert Boyle willing, ready to testify
Columbia Sportswear Chairwoman Gert Boyle said she’s ready, willing and able to testify about the home invasion at her West Linn house last November, her attorney said Tuesday.
Manhattan Beach city attorney placed on administrative leave
Manhattan Beach City Attorney Robert Wadden has been placed on administrative leave, city officials confirmed Tuesday.
Oregon Attorney General John Kroger gave early briefing Gov. John Kitzhaber in the Energy Department investigation
Attorney General John Kroger gave Gov.-elect John Kitzhaber an exclusive briefing in early December about an ongoing state criminal investigation that had focused in part on Kitzhaber's companion, Cylvia Hayes. The "primary purpose" of the meeting, Kroger said, was to inform Kitzhaber personally that his investigators had concluded weeks earlier that Hayes had not done anything wrong.
Framingham cop-shooting suspect may lose another lawyer
The fourth lawyer appointed to represent the man charged with shooting a Framingham officer in the face two years ago has asked to be taken off the case.
Free lawyer arrangement raises eyebrows
[...] he got one through the court system's 18-B assigned counsel plan for defendants who cannot afford lawyers. Lamont set bail at $250,000 on Monday. "Because he is incarcerated he has no access to any of the funds, the bank accounts, his credit cards or anything else in regard to those buildings," Trexler said, noting Chavis has $44,000 in mortgages that need to be paid. Kindlon, who ...
Alameda offers Oakland City Attorney John Russo job
Oakland City Attorney John Russo is poised to leave office after 11 years to become city manager in neighboring Alameda, raising questions about whether his replacement will continue efforts to restrict the movements of...
Lawyer to mount psych defense in murder case
GOSHEN — The lawyer for murder suspect Todd Sinclair announced Tuesday in Orange County Court that he'll pursue a psychiatric defense in the case.
Oakland City Attorney Leaving For Top Spot In Alameda
After 11 years as Oakland's city attorney, John Russo is being hired away by neighboring Alameda to become its next city manager.
The Lincoln Lawyer
Matthew McConaughey reminds us he can act in this solid legal thriller, writes JIM SCHEMBRI
Krejcir lawyer gets interdict against O'Sullivan
Radovan Krejcir's lawyer has obtained an interdict against investigator Paul O'Sullivan to stop him from allegedly threatening him and his family with assault.
Attorney pursues changes to Public Information Act
An Austin attorney proposed policies during a city council meeting Tuesday that could close loopholes in a law that allows the public to view government records. Under current law, government officials are not forced to disclose personal correspondence. But after media outlets requested correspondence among council members last month, they released emails with disparaging remarks about ...
Alameda offers Oakland City Attorney John Russo job
Oakland City Attorney John Russo is poised to leave office after 11 years to become city manager in neighboring Alameda, raising questions about whether his replacement will continue efforts to restrict the movements of...
Krejcir lawyer obtains interdict against O'Sullivan
Lawyer for fraud-accused Radovan Krejcir has obtained an interdict against investigator Paul O'Sullivan to stop him from allegedly threatening him.
Lawyer secures interdict
Radovan Krejcir's lawyer has obtained an interim interdict against investigator Paul O'Sullivan.
Fomin: US lawyer to be in Kuchma's defense team
Lawyer Ihor Fomin has said that U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who was invited by former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, will be in the defense team.
Seized Gazan's lawyer says Israeli charges "farce"
The lawyer for a Gazan engineer held under secrecy in Israel accused authorities on Wednesday of concocting charges against him after seizing the Palestinian overseas.
Kuchma's lawyer recused from case
KIEV, March 30 (Itar-Tass) - The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine recused lawyer Igor Fomin from handling former President Leonid Kuchma's case.
The Lincoln Lawyer
Mick Haller is a Los Angeles defence attorney who works from the back seat of his chauffer-driven Lincoln Continental.
'Judge's wife related to Atalig and his lawyer'
The lawyer of Tinian Mayor Raymond M. Dela Cruz argues that Superior Court Associate Judge Perry B. Inos should be disqualified from presiding over the lawsuit filed by Felipe Q. Atalig against the mayor and treasurer Allen Perez because Inos' wife is related to Atalig and Atalig's lawyer, Robert H. Myers.
Lawyer asks int'l court to free Rwandan rebel
The lawyer of a Rwandan rebel accused of involvement in war crimes and crimes against humanity in Congo asked the International Criminal Court Wednesday to release him from detention and allow him to return to his family in France.
Nelson commonwealth's attorney seeks fifth term
  The current Nelson County commonwealth’s attorney, Phillip Payne IV, announced last week that he would seek a fifth term in the November election.
Chatham Co. District Attorney's Office releases annual report
The Chatham County District Attorney's Office on Tuesday released its 2010 annual report.
Memphis Attorney Charged with Rape
A Memphis attorney has been charged with raping a woman in Dyersburg.
'Swearing' lawyer hauled in
A lawyer who apparently swore at a High Court judge is expected to face disciplinary measures.
Attorney asks Iowa rep to prove undercover videotaping fraud
A state representative pushing for a ban on undercover videotaping of animal facilities has been asked to prove her accusations.
Powers of attorney regardless of region
Location doesn't matter for powers of attorney, and it's never too soon to get your documents in order.
Determined to debate, the Greens hire a lawyer
Green Party leader Elizabeth May has hired a lawyer after being excluded from the upcoming federal leaders debate.
Lawyer's role in land sale under scrutiny
High-profile lawyer Donna Hall is being investigated for her part in a transaction where she acted on behalf of a group buying Government land while also representing a trust which had a hand in selling it.The Herald understands...
Maricopa County attorney gets back stripped duties
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has returned the duty of representing the county on civil matters to the County Attorney's Office.
Attorney assails police in triple-murder trial
A defense attorney assails the police investigation of a triple murder during closing arguments at the trial of a man accused in the slayings.
Prominent Portland attorney won't be prosecuted but must fight for his professional reputation
Gary Bertoni, an attorney in Oregon since September 1978, still faces professional accusations of misconduct. His law license could be in jeopardy.
Lawyer seeks Mozambican's removal from drug list
A Washington lawyer says a prominent Mozambican is ready to have American investigators comb his businesses to prove he should not be on a U.S. list of drug kingpins.
Lawyer seeks repeal of DiMeo NY sentence
BRIDGEPORT -- Even as a Superior Court jury here continues to deliberate Christopher DiMeo 's fate, a New York lawyer Wednesday said he is seeking an appeal in his state to block a death sentence for DiMeo.
Lawyer seeks Mozambican's removal from drug list
DONNA BRYSON Associated Press JOHANNESBURG A prominent Mozambican wants American investigators to come to his southern African country so he can prove to them he should not be on a U.S. list of drug kingpins, his Washington lawyer said Wednesday. In a telephone interview, lawyer Erich Ferrari said it won't be easy to clear Mohamed Bachir Suleman. In June, Ferrari's client was added to a list ...
Lawyer seeks Mozambican's removal from drug list
A Washington lawyer says a prominent Mozambican is ready to have American investigators comb his businesses to prove he should not be on a U.S. list of drug kingpins.
Lawyer says getting Mozambican off US ‘drug lord’ list won’t be easy
JOHANNESBURG — A prominent Mozambican wants American investigators to come to his southern African country so he can prove to them he should not be on a U.S. list of drug kingpins, his Washington lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer seeks Mozambican's removal from drug list
A Washington lawyer says a prominent Mozambican is ready to have American investigators comb his businesses to prove he should not be on a U.S. list of drug kingpins.
Lawyer seeks Mozambican's removal from drug list
The Associated Press The Associated Press JOHANNESBURG A Washington lawyer says a prominent Mozambican is ready to have American investigators comb his businesses to prove he should not be on a U.S. list of drug kingpins. In a telephone interview Wednesday, lawyer Erich Ferrari said it won't be easy to clear Mohamed Bachir Suleman. In June, Ferrari's client was added to a list that includes ...
Memphis Attorney Charged With Rape In Dyersburg
A Memphis attorney has been charged with raping a woman in Dyersburg.