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Mamaroneck Village attorney quits over pay
MAMARONECK — The village attorney is stepping down after just three months on the job, saying the pay is too low for the amount of work his firm is doing.
Attorney discovers a new mission
Raymond Isleib didn't start out aspiring to be a lawyer.The Connecticut native and his wife,
Lawyer rests case on Naia terminal-3
A public interest lawyer who initiated a number of cases in connection with the Ninoy Aquino International Airport--Terminal 3 has opted not to take any more action on the anti-trust complaint he filed against the officers of the German firm Fraport and its local partner, the Philippine International Air Transport Company due to the inaction of the government.
Runaway lawyer gets 9 years for CBT, cheating
LAWYER Tan Cheng Yew who was extradited to Singapore in 2009 after being on the run for six years was jailed for nine years on Monday for criminal breach of trust and cheating. District Judge Hamidah Ibrahim backdated the 43-year-old's sentence to Oct 22, 2009.
Runaway lawyer sentenced to 9 years jail
SINGAPORE: Runaway lawyer, Tan Cheng Yew, was sentenced on Monday to nine years' jail after a district court found him guilty of two counts of criminal breach of trust and two counts of cheating.
Cop lawyer: excessive force against Spratt
A lawyer for the WA police has told a corruption hearing there was "no dispute" that police had used excessive force when they repeatedly tasered a man.
Cop lawyer: excessive force against Spratt
A lawyer for the WA police has told a corruption hearing there was "no dispute" that police had used excessive force when they repeatedly tasered a man.
Disbarred lawyer A. Clark Cone's trial to start today on charges of bilking clients
Disbarred lawyer A. Clark Cone's trial to start today on charges of bilking clients
Disbarred lawyer A. Clark Cone's trial starts today on charges of bilking clients
Disbarred lawyer A. Clark Cone's trial starts today on charges of bilking clients
DDisbarred lawyer A. Clark Cone expected to plead guilty to charges of bilking clients
DDisbarred lawyer A. Clark Cone expected to plead guilty to charges of bilking clients
Disbarred attorney expected to plead guilty in fraud case
Disbarred attorney expected to plead guilty in fraud case
Disbarred lawyer A. Clark Cone expected to plead guilty to charges of bilking clients
Disbarred lawyer A. Clark Cone expected to plead guilty to charges of bilking clients
Attorney to run for mayor in St. Clair Shores
Attorney Nate Kaczmarek announced over the weekend that he has filed to run for mayor in St. Clair Shores, a part-time position that pays $10,600 a year.
Attorney General Holder in Macon: Criminal Case Possible for Oil Spill
One year after the biggest oil spill in our nation's history, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the Obama administration is making progress with the recovery. Holder told 41 NBC News, the Obama administration is working to make sure BP is held accountable for the damage caused along the gulf. We've previously reported the Justice Department was moving forward with civil lawsuits, but Holder ...
U.S. Attorney Shuts Down Three Largest Online Poker Sites
The U.S. Attorney for Manhattan announced Friday that 11 people, including the persons who founded the three biggest online poker sites doing business in the U.S. -- Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker -- had been indicted for alleged violations of federal laws that make it a crime for gambling businesses to "knowingly accept" most forms of payment "in connection with the ...
Lawyer asks judge how much time Lohan would get if she pleads guilty
Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan wants to put that pesky theft charge behind her. Lohan's lawyer asked the judge in her grand theft case just "how much time she'll get if she agrees to a guilty or no contest" plea, according to a new report. The potential sentence was...
Philly-area district attorney pens safe surfing children's book
Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman says her children were the inspiration for 'The Mouse Who Went Surfing Alone.'
Attorney General warns against storm-related scams
Attorney General Roy Cooper warned consumers on Monday to watch out for scams related to the recent tornadoes and storms that swept through the state on Saturday.
Contrived plot locks down potential of 'Lincoln Lawyer'
Matthew McConaughey has over the years gone from an actor most everyone enjoyed seeing in films like 'Dazed and Confused' and 'A Time to Kill' to a guy who takes his shirt off in bad romantic comedies like 'Fool's Gold.'
Bryan Cave attorney Palans heading to NY
Bryan Cave senior partner Lloyd Palans is joining the law firm's New York office at the end of the month to help grow the firm's bankruptcy practice on the East Coast.
Patent attorney Ginsburg joins Cellceutix advisory board
Cellceutix Corp. , a Beverly biopharmaceutical company, has named patent attorney Paul Ginsburg to the company’s advisory board.
Appointing a Guardian for a Minor Child
Appointing a Guardian for a Minor Child The Attorney's Role in Facilitating the Process for the Clie
Attorney says dad didn't confess to killing son
The parents of a 10-year-old boy found dead in a box are in police custody, but only the father has been charged so far
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Convictions of Hucksters Who Stole $8 Million in a Phony Online Rewards ...
RIVERSIDE - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced that two men who stole millions of dollars through phony stock sales and an illegal pyramid scheme were convicted today on charges of grand theft and securities fraud.
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.
U.S. Attorney Bharara Seeks to Toss Madoff Investor’s Settlement Claim
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan seeks to dismiss a claim by an investor in Bernard Madoff ’s defunct investment company to part of a $7.2 billion settlement.
OSC expands lawyer tipping allegations
Canada’s biggest capital markets regulator has expanded insider tipping and trading accusations involving a lawyer at blue chip law firm Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg
Attorney to run for mayor in St. Clair Shores
Attorney Nate Kaczmarek announced over the weekend that he has filed to run for mayor in St. Clair Shores, a part-time position that pays $10,600 a year.
Attorney for Yazeed Essa, Asks for Reversal of Conviction
An attorney for former emergency room doctor Yazeed Essa asked an appeals court to reverse his conviction for the cyanide poisoning death of his wife.
House GOP hires top-flight lawyer to defend DOMA
House Speaker John Boehner has hired former Bush administration Solicitor General Paul Clement to defend the Defense of Marriage Act , signaling a robust legal strategy and bid for his party's social conservatives, who...
Attorney General threatens suit over hydrofracking
While New York is undergoing its own review of the potential pitfalls of hydraulic fracturing, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman issued an ultimatum to the federal government: Begin a comprehensive study on the process commonly known as hydrofracking within 30 days or be sued. Capital Tonight's Nick Reisman has more.
Attorney for inmate who died in Genesee County Jail calls death 'a puzzle'
An attorney who once represented the late Jesse Goode called his death in the Genesee County Jail Saturday "a puzzle" that's left family members devastated, sorting through conflicting stories about what happened.
Prominent Attorney Passes Away
Houston attorney and former city councilman Joe Roach passed away on Monday.
Lawyer says Lewis’ primary residence is in Medford
New Jersey State Senate candidate Carl Lewis owns other homes, but his primary residence is in Medford, his lawyer said today in response to a Republican complaint that the former Olympian fails to meet the state residency requirement to run for public office.
Attorney: Twins accused in elderly mother's death are out on bond
HOUSTON—Twin brothers accused of living with their dead mother for three months were out of jail on bond Monday, according to their defense attorney. Edwin and Edward Berndt are charged with murder in connection with the death of their mother, 89-year-old Sybile Berndt. A judge initially set the Berndts’ bonds at $500,000 each, but defense attorney Robert Scardino said the bonds were reduced to ...
Attorney General Gansler Files Charges Against Unlicensed Charles County Home Builder
BALTIMORE, MD - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that his Consumer Protection Di...
Attorney General Enacts Price Gouging Law For Tornado Areas
The Attorney General has enacted a price gouging law for multiple tornado-damaged areas in North Carolina, including multiple locations in Eastern Carolina.
Widmer attorney wants physical evidence preserved
LEBANON — Could future tests determine if Sarah Widmer died from a medical emergency instead of at the hands of her husband, Ryan Widmer?Widmer’s new attorney, Michele Berry, says such a diagnosis could be reached and wants to make sure physical evidence from the trial be preserved for future testing. Berry also wants the judge to explore Internet activities by a juror during Widmer’s third trial.
North Lauderdale man arrested on charge of impersonating lawyer
Authorities on Monday arrested a North Lauderdale man they say cheated another out of $1,200 by pretending to be an attorney, and who they suspect of tricking other victims.
Attorney Rebecca Shafer: Working on Workers' Comp Costs
Get Business Mobile Text Alerts : Text BIZ To 37798 Rebecca Shafer is a Connecticut attorney and risk containment consultant who specializes in workers' compensation issues.
Pelosi writes letter to Boehner requesting DOMA lawyer’s contract
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday responded to a letter from House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) with a letter of her own requesting details about the House’s hiring of an outside legal counsel to defend the law, which bars the recognition of same-sex marriage.
Runaway lawyer gets 9 years for CBT, cheating
LAWYER Tan Cheng Yew who was extradited to Singapore in 2009 after being on the run for six years was jailed for nine years on Monday for criminal breach of trust and cheating. District Judge Hamidah Ibrahim backdated the 43-year-old's sentence to Oct 22, 2009.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Sues California Funeral Directors for $14 Million Over Prepaid Funerals
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today filed a lawsuit against one of the nation's largest funeral trusts, which pooled the funds of more than 27,000 California consumers who prepaid for funerals for themselves or loved ones, charging that the organization engaged in conspiracy and kickbacks while illegally diverting some $14 million.
State attorney general alleges illegal kickbacks to funeral homes
Attorney General Kamala Harris today filed a lawsuit against one of the nation's largest funeral trusts, charging that the organization engaged in conspiracy and kickbacks while illegally diverting about $14 million.
Attorney: Father didn't harm son, found in box
share: digg facebook twitter HOUSTON (AP) — An attorney for the father of a disabled 10-year-old boy whose decomposing body was found in a cardboard box in a family vehicle over the weekend in suburban Houston says his client did nothing to harm his son or cause his death. Child Protective Services officials say they had twice investigated claims of alleged abuse or neglect related to the boy.
Boehner hires top lawyer for fight over marriage law, sources say
House Republicans have hired a prominent conservative attorney to defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act in a pending lawsuit, legal sources say, and will make an effort to divert money from the Justice Department to fund its high-profile fight.
Calif. attorney general sues funeral trust, says $14M diverted
California's attorney general has sued one of the nation's largest funeral trust funds, alleging its managers diverted $14 million that consumers had saved to pay for cemetery plots, caskets and services.
Lawyer: Lawsuit is way to fair pay
Lawyer: Lawsuit is way to fair pay By dawn house The Salt Lake Tribune Published Apr 18, 2011 05:48PM MDT Utah women’s paychecks on average are alarmingly low when compared to male counterparts, and sometimes the only way to right that wrong is to sue, an attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission who has prosecuted discrimination cases for 30 years told a Salt Lake City crowd on ...
Auckland lawyer to head tenders inquiry
A new commissioner has been appointed to head the investigation into allegations of corruption in Marlborough District Council tending processes.
ASK THE LAWYER: Attorney-client privilege in divorce case
For a year my husband had a lawyer in our divorce case who acted as bad as he has, but then claimed he developed a "conflict" and so withdrew. Is he going to be able to keep from answering questions because of the attorney-client privilege even though he withdrew from representing my husband?