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Former Bedford attorney Maureen Pomeroy indicted
Bedford resident and now-disbarred attorney Maureen Pomeroy, 44, has been indicted in connection with allegedly stealing a total of nearly $900,000 from an estate she represented and used it pay off personal loans, credit card balances and to buy new cars for herself and a man she was dating, according to Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office announced today.
Missouri AG files brief on health care reform but doesn't join suit
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Monday filed a friend-of-the-court brief concerning the controversial federal health-care law passed into law last year, but the filing does not formally join the state to the lawsuit.
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Attorney: 'Possible criminal charges' in 1% tax petition
As promised, the attorney representing the Citizens for Responsible Taxation has resubmitted documents calling for an election on the 1% prepared food tax, and, as promised, the attorney is threatening “possible criminal charges” if the city of Fort Smith does not accept the resubmitted documents.
Anti-polygamy law 'relic' that predates Charter: lawyer
A lawyer arguing against Canada's law barring polygamy says the ban is a relic of another time that violates freedom of religion.
Scituate lawyer named director of Mass. Catholic Conference
Scituate attorney James F. Driscoll has been named executive director of the Massachusetts Catholic Conference, the public policy arm of the state's Catholic bishops. He will begin work on April 25.
Attorney Edwin Large, retired Hunterdon County counsel, has died at 98
EVANS, Ga. — Edwin K. Large Jr., a Flemington attorney for decades, died on Sunday, April 3, 2011, at his home in Evans, Ga., near Augusta. He was 98. Although his family had a long history in Hunterdon County, Ed...
Twitchell not guilty of murder, says lawyer
Mark Twitchell's lawyer told an Edmonton jury it must more than think his client is guilty of first-degree murder, it must be certain.
Ex-lawyer admits bilking clients
A former lawyer pleaded guilty Monday morning in Allen County Superior Court to charges of corrupt business influence and theft, admitting to stealing money from his clients.
Anti-polygamy law a 'relic' that predates Charter of Rights: lawyer
VANCOUVER - A lawyer arguing against Canada's law barring polygamy says the ban is a relic of another time that violates freedom of religion.
Attorney general should be appointed, lawmaker says
SALT LAKE CITY — A state lawmaker wants to study whether Utah's attorney general should be an appointed post. Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, questions whether the attorney general should be a fundraiser.
Super Lawyer Outraged at Kim K Cosmo Cover
Filed under: Mark Geragos , Celebrity Justice , Kim Kardashian , The Kardashians , Politix Famed lawyer Mark Geragos -- one of the most outspoken people in the L.A. Armenian community -- is furious that Cosmopolitan ran a picture of Kim Kardashian on the cover of Turkish Cosmo, saying it's another example of Turks rubbing salt in the wound of… Read more
MO Attorney General Says Congress Overstepped Powers on Health Insurance
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says Congress overstepped its constitutional powers when it mandated that most Americans should have health insurance or pay a penalty.
CAS will clear Contador, says federation lawyer
The head lawyer for the Spanish cycling federation is confident the decision to clear Tour de France champion Alberto Contador of doping will be upheld by sport's highest court. Luis Sanz told Spanish news agency Europa Press on Monday that he is "completely optimistic" about the case before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
Filmmaker Twitchell's story 'suspicious' but doesn't prove murder: lawyer
The lawyer defending a Canadian filmmaker on a first-degree murder charge told a jury Monday that, while they may be suspicious of Mark Twitchell's version of how he killed a stranger in an Edmonton garage, they need more than suspicions to find him guilty.
N.J. attorney general: State police in line for more troopers, cars in budget
Attorney General Paula Dow told the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee that the State Police is a "core funding priority" for Governor Christie.
Attorney: Va. lacrosse suspect didn't mean to kill
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The lawyer for a former University of Virginia lacrosse player said Monday his client didn't intend to kill his girlfriend who was a member of the woman's team.
CAS will clear Contador, says federation lawyer
The head lawyer for the Spanish cycling federation is confident the decision to clear Tour de France champion Alberto Contador of doping will be upheld by sport's highest court.
Glens Falls lawyer running for Hamilton County district attorney
INDIAN LAKE -- The region's senior district attorney will have a challenger this year.
Federation lawyer ‘optimistic' CAS will clear Contador
Ruling to come by July 2
Missouri Attorney General Voices Displeasure with Health Care Reform
In a surprise move, Democrat Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has filed an amicus brief in response to the health care reform law.
Charlotte lawyer charged with contempt of court for rape shield violation
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Chiege Okwara is a familiar face around the Mecklenburg County Courthouse. She's usually defending clients charged with a crime, but now she must defend herself against a contempt
CAS will clear Contador, says federation lawyer
MADRID (AP) -- The head lawyer for the Spanish cycling federation is confident the decision to clear Tour de France champion Alberto Contador of doping will be upheld by sport's highest court.
Attorney Gen. Bondi warns of home loan modification scams
Attorney General Pam Bondi has filed a complaint against a home loan modification company for allegedly requiring consumers to pay an upfront fee for services.
Insurance commissioner blasted for hiring attorney
Senate President Mike Haridopolos criticized state Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty for hiring an outside attorney to defend him in a lawsuit.
State attorney general asks judge to throw out ACORN lawsuit
A federal judge should rule for the state in a lawsuit challenging one of its election laws because there is no dispute left, acting state Attorney General William Ryan said today in a motion for summary judgment.
Lawmaker wants to study appointing state's attorney general
Sen. Steve Urquhart, R-St. George, wants to study whether the attorney general in Utah should be an appointed post and whether the AG should be a fundraiser.
Bills target Travis district attorney's office
Bills target Travis district attorney's office
Utah senator proposes appointing attorney general
A proposal for the governor to choose the state's attorney general instead of voters is a "dumb" idea, according to the current attorney general.
Man gets 46 years for lawyer's suffocation
Guns stolen from 82-year-old's collection, authorities say A Chicago man was sentenced today to 46 years in prison for his role in the 2009 murder of an 82-year-old retired criminal attorney and avid gun collector near Bartlett.
U.S. Attorney: There is ignorance and fear of Islam
Speaking at a forum in Dearborn, the U.S. Attorney for eastern Michigan said that Muslims and Islam should not be stereotyped.
Lawyer convicted of stealing jail phone services
A judge has found a Yakima defense lawyer guilty of stealing phone services from the Yakima County Jail.
Lawyer struck off for fraud
A lawyer's licence to practise has been cancelled after the South Australian Supreme Court found he misappropriated clients' money.
Lawyer: U.Va. lacrosse player didn't mean to kill ex-girlfriend
Alex Pappas Examiner Staff Writer Follow Him @AlexPappasDC CHARLOTTESVILLE - An attorney for University of Virginia student George Huguely V said the lacrosse player did not intend to kill former girlfriend Yeardley Love the night police officials said she died of blunt force trauma. "We think the evidence shows that he had no intention of killing Ms. Love," defense attorney Francis ...
Missouri attorney general files legal brief in health care law court case
JEFFERSON CITY | Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster on Monday filed a legal brief supporting a lawsuit that challenges the federal health care law passed last year. But the “friend of the court” brief does not formally join Missouri to the suit, which initially was brought by Florida and has been joined by 25 other states. Rather, it expresses Koster’s legal perspective that the Affordable ...
Attorney floats compromise on the Ten Commandments - www.roanoke.com
A Giles County parent wants schools to display a collection of founding documents that includes the controversial biblical list that has caused a stir. A Giles County father felt the vitriol in this year's back-and-forth when the Ten Commandments were removed from the county's public schools. So Bobby Lilly found a possible compromise. The attorney with a second-grade daughter at Narrows ...
Iowa Attorney General releases details of Sigourney shooting
The Iowa Attorney General's office released details from its investigation into last week's deadly shootout in rural Sigourney, which left two men dead.
Attorney general defends labor mural’s removal
PORTLAND — Gov. Paul LePage’s administration was exercising its right to “government speech” when it removed a labor history mural from the state Labor Department headquarters, the Maine attorney general said Monday.
Lawyer: Defendant feared for life
Attorney says Benson shot victim, but cites mental state, disability Benson, 18, is charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of Tate, 29, at 3 p.m. April 15, 2010, outside Tate's residence in the Corliss Park Apartments. Huban claimed his client has an IQ of 66 and said an expert will testify that Benson suffered an episode of extreme emotional distress after being threatened by ...
Cuccinelli says gun in worship service permissible
But attorney general also says a place of worship can restrict or ban firearms from its premises.
Lawyer: Accused killer was in 23 foster homes
Maps listing homicides or suspected homicides in EBR Parish for 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 and 2007. Current gas prices in BR area.
Attorney found guilty of felony theft, may face disbarment
YAKIMA, Wash. -- A criminal defense attorney accused of letting gang members make more than 900 free calls from the Yakima County jail was convicted Monday of felony theft, a charge that may end her career.
Lawyer said to have jumped from Penang Bridge
GEORGE TOWN: A young lawyer is believed to have leapt to his death early Tuesday morning from the Penang Bridge. As at press time, the body of S. Thilagunaran, 25, who hails from Taman Karangan, Sungai Karangan, in Kulim, has yet to be found.
Lawyer believed to have fallen off Penang bridge
BUTTERWORTH: A 25-year-old lawyer with a legal firm in Kuala Lumpur is believed to have fallen off the Penang Bridge early Tuesday.
Lawyer pleads guilty to theft
Once the head of his own law firm, Daniel E. Serban is no longer an attorney.
Lawyer's practice focuses on clergy-abused children
Looking back, it seems clear now to Jeff Anderson that it was a twist of fate - not some premeditated plan - that launched his legal career.
U.S. Attorney Jerry Martin targets health care fraud
A year after President Obama tapped Jerry Martin to lead the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee, the region's top prosecutor has set his sights on investigating fraud within Nashville's No. 1 industry: health care.
US lawyer's email not creative enough for copyright protection
Judge Dolly Gee says man sought lawsuit in bad faith A lawyer's email was not creative enough to be protected by copyright laws, a US court has ruled.…
District Attorney candidate criticizes forgery sentence
Democratic Delaware County District Attorney candidate M. Kendall Brown called last week’s conviction of a longtime GOP operative for forging signatures on nominating petitions “inadequate, at best” and has called for a resentencing.
Attorney General's Office handles conflict cases for new crop of district attorneys
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – Voters put a new district attorney in office not just in Lake County but in other areas of the region last November, and while newly elected district attorneys bring new beginnings they also sometimes have conflicts that require an outside agency to step in.