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Lawyer Dershowitz plans to work on Kuchma's defense mostly in US
U.S. lawyer Alan Dershowitz has said that he will conduct most his work on the defense of second Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma in the United States.
Lawyer believed to have fallen off Penang Bridge
GEORGE TOWN, April 12 — A lawyer is believed to have fallen off the Penang Bridge early this morning.  Marine police and personnel from the Civil Defence Department have mounted a search for the body of S. Thilagumaran, 25, of Kulim. The Prai Fire and Rescue Department had received an emergency call at 8.38am that someone had fallen off the ...
Lawyer believed to have fallen off Penang Bridge
GEORGE TOWN, April 12 — A lawyer is believed to have fallen off the Penang Bridge early this morning.  Marine police and personnel from the Civil Defence Department have mounted a search for the body of S. Thilagumaran, 25, of Kulim. The Prai Fire and Rescue Department had received an emergency call at 8.38am that someone had fallen off the ...
Laredo Lawyer Tried To Buy Inmate's Silence
A Laredo lawyer has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors for offering a Louisiana jail inmate thousands of dollars to keep quiet on a federal drug trafficking investigation.
Lawyer: New Info Surrounding Sarbani's Death
IPOH -- The police have obtained several information, believed helpful in their investigations into the death of Selangor Customs assistant director, Ahmad Sarbani Mohamed, at the Federal Territory Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) office at Jalan Cochrane, Kuala Lumpur, last April 6.
Attorney says report confirmed suspicions
Suit filed: Claude McCollum, seen here in October 2007, is seeking more than $25,000 in damages. / Rod Sanford/Lansing State Journal file photo Explaining the report: Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III holds a news conference Wednesday to discuss the findings of an attorney general investigation into the handling of the prosecution of Claude McCollum on murder charges.
Attorney indicted for stealing more than $800G from client
WOBURN -- A disbarred Bedford attorney has been indicted in connection with allegedly stealing more than $800,000 from the estate of a client and defrauding thousands from a deceased man and his
Attorney: Multiple abusers at Cape camp
By Shelley Murphy and John R. Ellement, Globe Staff A Boston attorney alleged today that under five molesters of children...
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. But Sen. Stephen Urquhart says having an appointed attorney general would prevent potential conflicts between prosecutors and campaign donors. Urquhart, R-St. George, is taking his proposal to fellow legislators.
Attorney General issues opinion on jurisdiction questions in Friars Point
FRIARS POINT – The office of state Attorney General Jim Hood has issued an opinion stating that the Friars Point Police Department – not the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department - has general jurisdiction within the town’s corporate limits.
Attorney Cites Possible Criminal Charges In Tax Fight
Attorney Brian Meadors on Monday sent a letter to Fort Smith City Clerk Sherri Gard asserting she had wrongly rejected petitions calling for a special election.
Attorney General issues opinion on jurisdiction questions in Friars Point
FRIARS POINT – The office of state Attorney General Jim Hood has issued an opinion stating that the Friars Point Police Department – not the Coahoma County Sheriff’s Department - has general jurisdiction within the town’s corporate limits.
U.S. attorney seeks minimum 4 years in prison for Joe Vas
NEWARK — The U.S. Attorney's office has requested a prison sentence of 4 1/3 to 9 years for former Perth Amboy Joe Vas, who is being sentenced today in U.S. District Court.
Oneida Nation employees file suit against Madison Co.'s attorney
Was Madison County Attorney John Campanie improperly paid close to $1 million for his work on lawsuits relating to the Oneida Indian Nation?
Lawyer blasts SFA's Gers verdict
Paul McBride, the QC who has represented Neil Lennon, describes the Scottish FA as "dishonest" and "biased" after its latest disciplinary decision over Rangers.
Seattle lawyer runs SF Giants at frenetic pace
share: digg facebook twitter Seattle lawyer Bill Neukom runs the San Francisco Giants at a sprint.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files Brief in Defense of Health Care Reform
SACRAMENTO - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has signed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit strongly defending the constitutionality of federal health care reform and urging the court to uphold the law.
Lawyer from VA Accused of Passing Information to NY Broker in Insider Trading
A New York mortgage broker has admitted he was the middle man in an insider-trading scheme authorities say netted $34 million in profits over five years.
Polygamy law akin to law barring homosexuality, lawyer tells court
VANCOUVER - A lawyer arguing against Canada's ban on multiple marriage at a landmark court case in B.C. says striking down the law would allow polygamists to live with dignity.
Benson's town attorney charged with DWI in Smithfield
Benson’s town attorney was arrested early Sunday on a drunk-driving charge. Richard Isaac “Ike” Parker, 27, of 2199 Lee’s Union Church Road, Four Oaks, was stopped on East Market Street in downtown Smithfield around 3 a.m. Sunday.
Texas Attorney General Charges California Telemarketer With “Do Not Call Law” Violations
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today charged a California-based telemarketing firm and its owner with unlawfully selling fraudulent automobile vehicle warranties and violating state and federal “do not call” laws.
Defense Attorney Challenges Judge's Poem
An attorney for a man charged in the fatal shooting of a Chattanooga police officer is seeking the recusal of a judge who wrote a poem about the slain officer.
Lawyer OK'd lawmaker trips paid by poker firm
The Associated Press The Associated Press CARSON CITY, Nev. A top Nevada state Legislature lawyer says it was OK for three state lawmakers to take overseas trips last year at the expense of an Internet poker company. Legislative Counsel Brenda Erdoes told the Las Vegas Review-Journal for a Tuesday report that she told state Senate Democratic Majority Leader Steven Horsford and Assembly members ...
Lawyer charged in failure to pay $120,00 in taxes
share: digg facebook twitter A federal court affidavit filed Friday alleges that in 2004, 2005 and 2006, “Calderon enriched himself with over $600,000 in income by simply letting another person utilize his attorney's license to settle hundreds of personal injury cases with various major insurance companies from his law office.” “Defendant Calderon admitted he was aware of his requirement to file ...
Indiana lawyer admits to stealing $283,000 from clients
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - A northeastern Indiana lawyer has admitted to stealing $283,000 from clients.
Lawyer: F. McCourt disappointed with firm's draft in divorce case
A lawyer for Frank McCourt said Tuesday that his client is disappointed that a Boston law firm 'is unwilling to accept responsibility' for a marital property agreement draft that was invalidated during the Los Angeles Dodgers owner's divorce proceedings.
City attorney files criminal charges against Hollywood talent manager
The Los Angeles city attorney's office has charged a veteran Hollywood talent manager with multiple counts of violating the state's talent-scam prevention law. Patrick W. O'Brien, 51, operator of Pat O'Brien Talent Management and Talent Marketing and Promotions Inc., was...
Lawyer: 13 claim sexual abuse at Camp Good News
BOSTON -- A Boston lawyer now says more than a dozen people have contacted him about alleged abuse at Camp Good News.
Quigley vows to fight charges
Lawyer turned State MP John Quigley has vowed to contest professional misconduct charges, saying he was seeking details of extensive police corruption when he made phone calls to an undercover officer.
Lawyer's office hires Boatwright, Horan
The Law Offices of Catherine West Olivetti on Hilton Head Island recently hired attorney Emily Boat
Revillame needs to be heard, lawyer asks MTRCB probers
A lawyer for TV host Willie Revillame Tuesday called on state censors to allow the embattled showman to explain why he allowed a 6-year-old boy to perform like a “macho dancer” in his show, as a Senate committee served notice it would step into the imbroglio.
Lawyer wants leaders to endorse no-parole option
A new “abduction-murder” law with a mandatory life sentence and no chance of parole would reduce the tragedies of kidnapped children who are killed, a criminal defence lawyer said Tuesday.
Baby Gabriel case: Attorney won't talk about reported confession
Attorney for Baby Gabriel's mother won't say whether she confessed during jailhouse interview.
Attorney says 13 Cape camp victims allege abuse
An attorney representing former campers who say they were sexually abused at a Cape Cod Christian camp today...
Attorney for Hudson County resigns as Bayonne Little League coach after alleged road rage incident, official says
Journal file photoJersey City Municipal court public defender John Collins was arrested Thursday after punching a woman in the face in an apparent road rage incident, police said. An attorney with the Hudson County Law Department who is charged with...
Carlsbad attorney arrested after State Bar hearing
Michael T. Pines, who may be stripped of his license to practice law, told clients to break into homes and retake them. He was arrested after his State Bar hearing on Tuesday.
Council may subpoena file from city attorney
Tulsa’s City Council may use its subpoena powers to try to access Interim City Attorney David Pauling’s research file on a controversial legal opinion he issued saying councilors can’t initiate budget ...
Phil Spector's lawyer asks for murder conviction to be overturned
A lawyer for Phil Spector says the trial judge in the music producer's murder case was improperly involved in the prosecution's closing arguments. A lawyer for Phil Spector urges a state appellate panel to overturn the music producer's murder conviction on the grounds that the judge was a participant in a multimedia presentation used by prosecutors in their closing arguments.
C. Norman Beckert: How to find a capable attorney for your business
Finding the right attorney for a small business can be difficult. Here are some things to consider.
Texas attorney general accuses auto warranty company of violating 'do not call' list
Texas attorney general accuses auto warranty company of violating 'do not call' list
Simi Valley police arrest lawyer Michael T. Pines
Simi Valley police detectives arrested lawyer Michael T. Pines in Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon after a hearing before the State Bar Court, which is considering suspending his law license.
Syrian forces arrest 200 in rebellious town: lawyer
Syrian security forces have arrested 200 residents in a coastal town as unprecedented challenges to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad continued to spread, a human rights lawyer said on Wednesday.
Former AG, ex-Fiesta Bowl lawyer under inquiry by state Bar
The State Bar of Arizona said Tuesday it has opened an investigation into Gary Husk and Grant Woods, the former Arizona attorney general, for their work at the Fiesta Bowl.
Attorney to probe GCPS land deals
Gwinnett County Public Schools is hiring a private attorney to conduct an independent investigation of the district’s land transactions since 1999 to determine if any criminal activity has occurred.
Attorney to probe GCPS land deals
Gwinnett County Public Schools is hiring a private attorney to conduct an independent investigation of the district’s land transactions since 1999 to determine if any criminal activity has occurred.
Sunrise taps outgoing City Attorney Stuart Michelson to handle lawsuit
Over Mayor Mike Ryan's objections, commissioners hired outgoing City Attorney Stuart Michelson on Tuesday to do more legal work for Sunrise.
Former AG, ex-Fiesta Bowl lawyer under inquiry by state Bar
The State Bar of Arizona said Tuesday it has opened an investigation into Gary Husk and Grant Woods, the former Arizona attorney general, for their work at the Fiesta Bowl.
Lawyer wants 2nd chance
It's a case, a defrocked lawyer contends, of the pot calling the kettle black.
Benson town attorney arrested
The town attorney was arrested early Sunday and charged with drunk driving.
Lawyer for mother guilty of attempted murder says system failed her
The attorney for the Massachusetts mother found guilty of attempted murder for withholding medications from her cancer-stricken son said Tuesday the system failed his client.