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Lehman Unit Followed Investment Agreement With Australia Town, Lawyer Says
Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (LEHMQ) ’s Australian unit followed an investment agreement in buying collateralized debt obligations for a rural township, a lawyer for the unit Grange Securities Ltd. said today.
Vietnam releases human rights lawyer from prison
A Vietnamese human rights lawyer has been freed from prison after serving a four-year sentence for advocating a multiparty system in Internet posts, an official said Monday.
Rafferty lawyer hopes for a ‘fair trial’
LONDON – The lawyer for the man accused of killing Tori Stafford is urging Londoners to keep an open mind after a judge ruled the first-degree murder trial will be held in the city.[...]
Longtime FD city attorney, Breen, dies
Through 36 years and three forms of government, Fort Dodge City Attorney Maurice Breen was a constant figure in the Municipal Building. His steady presence at the heart of city operations has now been lost.
New municipal attorney for Bloomingdale
It might have taken a bit of time, but Bloomingdale finally has a new borough attorney.
Attorney sues for payment; he won case for prosecutor
An attorney who defended Leelanau County Prosecuting Attorney Joseph Hubbell in a lawsuit filed against the prosecutor by the county board of commissioners and the sheriff last year is now suing the county. Attorney Daniel A. Hubbell, the prosecutor’s read more
Attorney general lists top 10 consumer fraud complaints
Associated Press - March 7, 2011 3:05 AM ET ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Internet scams and credit card issues lead the list of consumer complaints received by the state attorney general's office in...
O.C. Islamic leaders call for district attorney to drop charges against student protesters
Eleven students from UC Irvine and UC Riverside who disrupted a talk by Israel's ambassador to the U.S., Michael Oren, have been charged with misdemeanors. Orange County Islamic leaders gathered in Anaheim over the weekend to show support for a group of college students facing criminal charges for interrupting a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United States.
Attorney general lists top 10 consumer fraud complaints
Internet scams and credit card issues lead the list of consumer complaints received by the state attorney general's office in 2010.
Attorney general lists top 10 consumer fraud complaints
Internet scams and credit card issues lead the list of consumer complaints received by the state attorney general's office in 2010.
Attorney fund pays on few claims, struggles financially
The attorney-financed fund established to make whole those wronged by dishonest lawyers has paid out on only a small fraction of claims in recent years.
Lawyer challenges South Burlington drug-case arrest
Evidence gathered by South Burlington police officer Jack O'Connor in a 2010 case against a Brooklyn, N.Y., man facing federal drug charges should be thrown out because O'Connor lacked legal grounds to arrest the man, Judge William Sessions was told last week.
Korniychuk, his lawyer declare petition to recuse judge
Leader of the Ukrainian Social-Democratic Party (USDP) and former First Deputy Justice Minister of Ukraine Yevhen Korniychuk and his lawyer Ihor Fomin have declared a petition to recuse the judge of Kyiv Perchersk District court, who is to hear the Korniychuk's case.
U.S. attorney nominee gets strong praise
Felicia Collette Adams will make state history if she's confirmed as the Northern District's next U.S. attorney. She'll be the first woman to hold that Mississippi post.
Rafferty lawyer hopes for a ‘fair trial’
LONDON – The lawyer for the man accused of killing Tori Stafford is urging Londoners to keep an open mind after a judge ruled the first-degree murder trial will be held in the city.[...]
Attorney was certain of Marilyn's murder
John Miner, 1918-2011
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.
Eight apply for Marshall Co. attorney
Eight lawyers applied to be the Marshall County Commission's attorney. Applications were accepted for two weeks through 4:30 p.m. Monday. District 1 Commissioner Bill Stricklend said commissioners will review the applications and begin interviews in a week or two.
Florida lawyer Stern ends foreclosure law practice
A prominent Florida lawyer accused of mishandling many foreclosure cases in that state is shutting down his foreclosure law practice at the end of the month, a regulatory filing shows.
Attorney: Caudle ‘caught up in fallout’
The attorney for the Andalusia Middle School teacher accused of rape and sodomy in a case involving three student victims said his client is innocent and is caught up the fallout of a relationship between a former teacher and a former student.
Attorney general: Vt. sees more consumer fraud
Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell says consumers need to be aware of increasing instances of fraud and attempted fraud in the state.
FIGHTING FRAUD: Power of attorney can be abused
The "power" in power of attorney has law enforcement agencies raising awareness about the potential for fraud.
Lawyer says homeless Good Samaritan shattered stereotypes (video)
WEST CHESTER — A Pottstown lawyer said stereotypes were shattered recently when a homeless man in the borough found more than $1,400 in cash and turned it over to police.
County Attorney shuffles the deck
Changes that will save taxpayer money and are meant to increase efficiency are coming to the Carver County Attorney's Office.
Pamphlets circulated: Lawyer hits "low blow" during IBP elections
Lawyer Ian Sapayan cried foul over the distribution of a pamphlet entitled “Know your candidates for IBP Cebu City President” circulated during the Integrated Bar of the Philippines election last February 26, 2011.
Movie Preview: The Lincoln Lawyer
An unfortunately be-shirted Matthew McConaughey plays a criminal defense attorney
Teachers union lawyer: Large-scale protests unlikely in Florida
A lawyer for the state teachers union says Wisconsin-style protests likely won't happen in Florida because of strict laws against strikes by union members.
Columbia attorney suspended over handling of Atlantic Beach zoning dispute
A Richland County attorney has been suspended from practice for 90 days and ordered to complete an e
St. Louis lawyer hit with $30 million civil verdict
Eric Tolen was convicted of 36 counts of sodomy involving five teenage boys.
Weepy lawyer Jonathan Bristol set to plead guilty in Kenneth Starr's $33M scam
He's dried his eyes and wants to man up. A lawyer who wept after getting busted last year is preparing to cop a plea in connection with crooked money manager Kenneth Starr's $33 million-plus Ponzi scheme, prosecutors revealed this morning. Former Winston & Strawn partner Jonathan Bristol has reached...
Teen accused of shooting St. Petersburg officer gets private attorney
By Curtis Krueger, Times Staff Writer Monday, March 7, 2011 ST. PETERSBURG -- Criminal defense attorney Dyril Flanagan says he has been hired to represent Nicholas Lindsey, the 16-year old accused of murdering St. Petersburg Police officer David S. Crawford. That means the Pinellas-Pasco Public Defender's Office, which had been poised to represent Lindsey, is off the case. Flanagan, who was ...
Attorney for Vitale says plea deal for DiMasi case co-defendant won't change his tactics
A co-defendant in former House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi's federal corruption case will plead guilty Tuesday to conspiracy, extortion, and mail and wire fraud and must testify against DiMasi and the others if requested, according to a plea agreement made public today.
Trial Begins for Idaho Lawyer Involved in Murder for Hire Plot
A trial is getting under way in Idaho for a former Aryan Nations attorney accused of hiring a man to kill his wife.
Top Fla. foreclosure lawyer shutting down firm
A law firm that once led Florida in foreclosures is shutting down amid an investigation into "robo-signing" and other questionable practices.
Vietnamese Human Rights Lawyer Freed After Serving Full Prison Term
Nguyen Van Dai was jailed for advocating a multi-party state in Vietnam
Attorney General warns of scams in the state
Attorney General warns of scams in the state Marc Kovac Capital Bureau COLUMBUS -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine kicked off National Consumer Protection week a few days early with a warning for consumers and the scam artists who try to rip them off. F
Tamara Greene lawyer makes little headway in Kilpatrick's testimony on e-mails
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick spent 90 minutes on the witness stand this morning in a hearing in a lawsuit resulting from the slaying of Tamara Greene, a stripper who supposedly danced at a rumored party at the Manoogian mansion.
Trial begins for ex-Aryan Nations lawyer in Idaho
Jury selection began Monday in the federal trial of a former Aryan Nations attorney accused of hiring a man to kill his wife.
Cornelius City Council to discuss city attorney's job performance
The council will meet in executive session to discuss City Attorney Paul Elsner's performance. An appointment of an acting city attorney is listed as a potential action item following the executive session. Mayor Neal Knight said he is unhappy with the way Elsner handled his investigation into a Jan. 10 charter violation complaint.
Abuelazam lawyer: Witness facing robbery charges raises concerns of credibility issues
FLINT, Michigan — The lawyer for alleged serial killer Elias Abuelazam said a key witnesses' recent run-in with the law raises significant concerns about the credibility of her testimony.
Florida Lawyer David Stern Shuts Down His Foreclosure Practice
The lawyer, David J. Stern, is accused of mishandling foreclosure cases in Florida.
Honolulu Attorney Returns To Stormy Divorce Case
Respected personal linjury attorney Jan Weinberg returned to Kapolei Family Court after going missing for the first week of the retrial of his multi-million dollar divorce from former "Young and the Restless" star Brenda Dickson. Weinberg told the judge he "couldn't take this." The judge founde him in contempt of court and ordered that he immediately pay DIckson's attorney $300,000 and begin ...
Lawyer: Van der Sloot to plead temporary insanity
Joran van der Sloot's lawyer says his client will plead guilty to killing a young Peruvian woman he met gambling but argue temporary insanity in a bid for a shorter sentence.
Waterloo lawyer appointed federal judge
— Waterloo lawyer James Sloan was at the top of Whistler Mountain when he learned he’d been appointed a judge in Ontario’s highest court.
U.S. attorney nominee gets strong praise
Felicia Collette Adams will make state history if she's confirmed as the Northern District's next U.S. attorney. She'll be the first woman to hold that Mississippi post.
Lawyer: Van Der Sloot to Plead Temporary Insanity
Lawyer says Van der Sloot to plead guilty in Peru killing, but will argue temporary insanity
Mexico lawyer for French woman files final appeal
The lawyer for a French woman serving a 60-year sentence on kidnapping charges in Mexico said Monday that he has filed a final appeal arguing her rights under Mexico's constitution were violated.
US Attorney, EPA settle $51M in additional environmental claims against old General Motors
DETROIT - The U.S. Attorney's Office and the Environmental Protection Agency have reached a $51 million deal to settle a group of environmental claims against the old General Motors Corp.
Local attorney Dax Womack found not guilty of drug charges
A local criminal defense attorney accused of possession of illegal drugs was found not guilty Monday in Henderson Circuit Court.
Holder supports prevention for youths over courts
Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that some programs aimed at scaring troubled teens into better behavior are failing in their mission.