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County Attorney attends council meeting
Carver County Attorney Mark Metz had a brief meet and greet at the last Waconia City Council meeting, his first public visit with the council since he was elected last November.
Attorney general will look at documents in all 83 counties during mortgage fraud investigation
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is contacting all of Michigan's 83 counties' Registers of Deeds as part of a broader look at how many fraudulent Assignments of Mortgages may be filed in the state.
Lawyer attacks assault claim
LOCKPORT—Wednesday’s cross-examination of a Niagara Falls woman who claimed she was beaten last year by her boyfriend, a city policeman, hinted at a different version of the Nov. 12 incident.
Lawyer in Michigan Jail Smuggling Case Gets Probation
Authorities say she smuggled Xanax pills and chewing tobacco pouches into the Oakland County Jail.
Lawyer: Mall Bomb Suspect Has Cancer
Earl Albert Moore's public defender told a judge that Moore is suffering from prostate cancer and hepatitis C.
Attorney accuses Alameda County of racial profiling
A civil rights lawsuit filed by an African-American attorney claims a Castro Valley traffic stop made by Alameda County sheriff's deputies last year was a case of racial profiling.
Attorney accuses Alameda County of racial profiling
A civil rights lawsuit filed by an African-American attorney claims a Castro Valley traffic stop made by Alameda County sheriff's deputies last year was a case of racial profiling.
Lawyer charged in hunter's death pleads to shoplifting
READING — While a prominent Montgomery County lawyer awaits trial for his alleged role in the shooting death of a Bucks County hunter, he has admitted to a Berks County judge that he's a shoplifter.
Lawyer for failed project's developer purchases 92 condos
The lawyer for the developer of downtown Reno condominiums -- converted from rooms in the former Sundowner Hotel and Casino -- on Wednesday purchased 92 of the condos for nearly $2 million at auction, after his client was delinquent in paying nearly $800,000 in taxes to the county.
Attorney general ponders fine against grain processor
WINDSOR HEIGHTS --- The Iowa Attorney General’s office will decide how much Muscatine-based Grain Processing Corp. (GPC) should pay for violating state air and water regulations.
Illinois attorney general to fight Missouri levee suit
The Illinois attorney general plans to fight a lawsuit filed by Missouri which seeks to keep the federal government from blowing up a Mississippi River levee.
Attorney says ex-DCPS teacher assaulted multiple students
The attorney for Ayanna Blue, the emotionally disabled DCPS student who became pregnant during a sexual relationship with a teacher, says four other women have come forward to report that they were assaulted by the same instructor, Robert Weismiller, over a 30-plus-year career in multiple school systems.
Chai Center attorney responds to synagogue opponents' statement
Opponents issued statement at April 20 meeting
Prominent land-use attorney Norman T. Seltzer dies at 93
After retiring, prominent real estate and land-use attorney Norman T. Seltzer continued to regularly visit the law firm he started more than six decades ago. Quick with a quip and youthful in appearance, he belied his 93 years.
Drink-driving lawyer named at sentencing
A lawyer convicted of a drink-driving charge can be named for the first time.Commercial barrister Sandra Anne Grant, 47, was convicted in the Auckland District Court yesterday on a drink-driving charge.Grant, who has offices...
2 Russian nationalists convicted of killing lawyer
Two Russian nationalists were convicted Thursday of killing a prominent human rights lawyer and a reporter, who were gunned down in a brazen daytime attack in central Moscow more than two years ago.
2 Russian nationalists convicted of killing rights lawyer, journalist in 2009
MOSCOW — Two Russian nationalists were convicted Thursday of killing a prominent human rights lawyer and a reporter, who were gunned down in a brazen daytime attack in central Moscow more than two years ago.
Ex-Bush lawyer facing trial for attempted murder
A former Bush administration official charged with trying to kill his wife at their Connecticut home is headed toward a trial after plea negotiations with prosecutors failed.
2 Russians convicted of killing lawyer, reporter
A jury finds two Russian extreme nationalists guilty Thursday of killing a prominent human rights lawyer and a reporter gunned down in a brazen daytime attack in Moscow.
2 Russian nationalists convicted of killing lawyer
Two Russian nationalists were convicted Thursday of killing a prominent human rights lawyer and a reporter, who were gunned down in a brazen daytime attack in central Moscow more than two years ago.
Russia jury convicts two of killing lawyer, reporter
Two ultranationalists were convicted on Thursday by a Russian jury over the murders of a human rights lawyer and a journalist near the Kremlin.
Pa. AG: Disbarred Lawyer Stole $300k From Clients
A disbarred lawyer in western Pennsylvania has been charged with stealing nearly $300,000 from client accounts.
Rajaratnam Lawyer Dowd Waits for Jury, Shares War Stories, Vacation Plans
After a year and a half spent preparing to defend Galleon Group LLC’s Raj Rajaratnam in his federal insider-trading trial in Manhattan, attorney John Dowd said he could use a break.
Defence lawyer accuses Crown witness in severed head murder retrial
A lawyer for a man accused in a macabre murder involving a severed head being carried around in a bucket has called for a key Crown witness to be charged with perjury.
Defence lawyer accuses Crown witness in severed head murder retrial
A lawyer for a man accused in a macabre murder involving a severed head being carried around in a bucket has called for a key Crown witness to be charged with perjury.
Lawyer: 12 plane crash suits settled
BUFFALO, N.Y., April 28 (UPI) -- At least 12 families who have sued over a plane crash in upstate New York have agreed to settle, a lawyer says.
Hunt Club Attorney Talks about Club's Re-Opening
Attorney Wayne Hynum discusses the terms and conditions that were agreed on for Remington's Hunt Club to be re-opened.
Jessica Hardy's lawyer says swimmer cleared for 2012 Olympics
U.S. swimmer Jessica Hardy, barred from the 2008 Olympics after taking a contaminated supplement that led to a positive doping test, has been ...
Foreclosure attorney suspended from law practice
Pines says he's broken into about 70 foreclosed on behalf of his clients
Controversial lawyer's license suspended
The California State Bar Court on Thursday suspended controversial lawyer Michael T. Pine's law license.
Trial date set for ex-Newark lawyer accused of plotting to kill witnesses
Sarah Rice/For the Star-ledgerRacketeering charges have been reinstated against Paul Bergrin, a New Jersey lawyer accused of plotting to murder a potential witness NEWARK — Paul Bergrin, the once-prominent Newark lawyer facing charges ranging from murder-for-hire to running of high-end...
Judge rules prosecutor-turned-defense attorney did not share confidences
Judge rules prosecutor-turned-defense attorney did not share confidences By melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Published Apr 28, 2011 05:55PM MDT A 3rd District Court judge on Thursday weighed arguments on whether a former defense attorney for one of four people charged with the West Valley City golf course slaying of 18-year-old JoJo Lee Brandstatt in February 2009 could have passed on ...
Lawyer who advised homeowners to break into their foreclosed homes has license revoked
The State Bar of California on Thursday revoked attorney Michael T. Pines’ license to practice law, branding him “a substantial threat of harm to the public” because of his advice to foreclosure victims to break in and retake their homes....
Attorney says ex-D.C. teacher had improper relations with multiple students
The attorney for an emotionally disabled former D.C. public school student who says she became pregnant during a relationship with a teacher in 2009 said Thursday that four other women have come forward to report that the same instructor had inappropriate sexual contact with them when they were students in other school systems.
Abrahams distraught, lawyer says
Kristi Anne Abrahams appeared composed as she faced court for the first time since being charged with the murder of her six-year-old daughter Kiesha.
City attorney fighting athletic field signs
The City Attorney's Office is cracking down on advertising at local athletic fields, a move that has Recreation and Parks officials worried about a loss of revenue that could lead to shutting down some leagues.
Oakland City Attorney Russo set for job in Alameda
Official who has had squabbles with Quan accepts offer to become neighbor city's manager
Disbarred Peters attorney charged with swindling
A disbarred attorney from Washington County was arraigned Thursday on charges that he swindled clients out of more than $250,000 and forged the signatures of judges.
Attorney pleased with settlement
BATAVIA – The attorney for a man who accused Batavia police of punching him in the face during a 2008 arrest on alcohol-related charges is pleased the city has agreed to a $25,880 settlement in the case.
Oakland City Attorney Russo set for job in Alameda
Official who has had squabbles with Quan accepts offer to become city manager
Asheville attorney says evidence withheld in murder case
RALEIGH — Buncombe County District Attorney Ron Moore withheld DNA test results that could have bolstered the defense of a man convicted in a slaying 10 years ago, an Asheville attorney testified Thursday.
Rajaratnam Lawyer Dowd Tells War Stories, Plans Cape Cod Trip
After about 18 months preparing to defend Galleon Group LLC’s Raj Rajaratnam at his federal insider-trading trial in Manhattan, attorney John Dowd said he could use a vacation.
Grand Terrace city attorney resigns
City Attorney John Harper, who has provided legal advice for the city since it incorporated and served as city attorney since 1988, resigned Thursday.
Grand Terrace city attorney resigns
GRAND TERRACE - City Attorney John Harper, who has provided legal advice for the city since it incorporated and served as city attorney since 1988, resigned Thursday.
Lawyer charged in hunter's death pleads to shoplifting
READING — While a prominent Montgomery County lawyer awaits trial for his alleged role in the shooting death of a Bucks County hunter, he has admitted to a Berks County judge that he's a shoplifter.
Abrahams distraught, lawyer says
The mother of Kiesha Abrahams has appeared in a Sydney court days after being charged with her murder.
Consult a lawyer at no cost
SPRINGFIELD—Anyone in Illinois with a question about a legal matter can call and talk to a lawyer at no cost on Ask A Lawyer Day, Saturday, April 30.
Attorney general ponders fine against grain processor
WINDSOR HEIGHTS --- The Iowa Attorney General’s office will decide how much Muscatine-based Grain Processing Corp. (GPC) should pay for violating state air and water regulations.
Part of Fiesta Bowl investigation turned over to county attorney
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne announced Thursday that he has turned over part of the Fiesta Bowl investigation to the Maricopa County Attorney Office, citing a conflict of interest.
Attorney General Chris Koster warns about storm repair companies
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is warning people to be alert for companies that show up after severe weather selling roof repairs and other services.   Koster describes such companies as "storm chasers." He says they typically go door-to-door in storm-damaged areas and may use high-pressure sales tactics or ask for cash up front.   Koster says customers should ...