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Attorney General Donates Settlement Money To Hunger Relief
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that three Arkansas hunger-relief organizations will receive a share of $425,000 to help them fulfill their mission to provide food for Arkansans in need.
Lawyer: Cops Have Wrong Guy In Police Shooting
A lawyer says police have the wrong man, but a judge says Myles Hutchinson must stay in jail on charges connected to the shooting that critically injured a Clairton police officer.
Sheridan lawyer in Coulson call
Tommy Sheridan's lawyer calls on police to examine evidence given by Andy Coulson during his client's perjury trial.
Ron Rhoades Is A Lawyer And RIA With No Back-Down
The relationship began with a comment about the ineffectiveness of cosmetics on pigs.
Attorney General: Jacobsen's rug sale misleading, deceptive
Jacobsen Oriental Rugs and Overstock Liquidation have agreed to pay $65,000 in civil penalties and have agreed to stop the deceptive practices.
Attorney says Fort Lee client intends to sue for being locked in police van
FORT LEE — Two of the teens who spent a night and part of the next day locked in a police van plan to sue the borough, according Nancy Lucianna, an attorney for one of the students.
No decision yet on defense in NY hotel castration
A lawyer for a Portuguese model charged with castrating and killing a TV journalist said Friday he hoped to decide within three weeks whether to pursue a psychiatric defense in the bloody attack in a Times Square hotel room.
Attorney general: Syracuse's Jacobsen Oriental Rugs and Overstock Liquidation paying $65,000 penalty over ads
The attorney general's office said Jacobsen and Overstock falsely promoted a liquidation sale "that was neither a court-ordered or a forced liquidation of assets."
Orie attorney appeals to state Superior Court
The attorney for state Sen. Jane Orie appealed her case to the state Superior Court today, likely postponing start of jury selection for her second trial scheduled for Monday.
Attorney Dan Newlin arrested
Orlando Police arrested well known attorney and Reserve Deputy Sheriff Daniel Newlin early Friday morning and charged him with a violation of driving under the Influence.
Attorney enters plea to drug charge
A Farmington Hills defense attorney who was accused of sneaking chewing tobacco and pills into the Oakland County Jail for her fiancé pleaded guilty this week to a drug charge.
Alleged G20 firestarter wants his lawyer back
Charged with torching a Toronto police cruiser during last June's G20 protests, a Windsor Ont., man, who initially pleaded guilty, then withdrew the plea and fired his lawyer, has reversed his position again.
Dealpolitik: A Lawyer to Warren Buffett’s Rescue
Imaging what Warren Buffett should have said to his lawyer before David Sokol, an executive who made controversial stock purchases, resigned under a cloud.
Utah Attorney General's Office accused of misusing investigative powers
SALT LAKE CITY — An education technology vendor has accused the Utah Attorney General's Office of misusing its court-sanctioned investigative powers during a probe of a university's competitive bidding practices.
The Lawyer Who Raised The Shutdown Stakes
These days, when many people argue for a literal interpretation of the Constitution, the idea that government can't operate until Congress agrees on a spending bill seems obvious. But it wasn't obvious at all until 1980, when Benjamin Civiletti, Jimmy Carter's attorney general, said so.
Attorney convicted in corruption probe
An attorney has been convicted in a county government corruption investigation in Cleveland.
City attorney cautioned council on closed meetings
Savannah City Attorney James Blackburn says he cautioned council on their closed meetings during the search for city manager.
The Lawyer Who Raised The Shutdown Stakes
These days, when many people argue for a literal interpretation of the Constitution, the idea that government can't operate until Congress agrees on a spending bill seems obvious. But it wasn't obvious at all until 1980, when Benjamin Civiletti, Jimmy Carter's attorney general, said so.
Revillame lawyer wants MTRCB probe on child abuse ‘to cover all TV programs’
The lawyer of TV host Willie Revillame on Friday called for the expansion of the inquiry of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) into his client’s purported child abuse “to cover all TV programs with children and minors, whether as performers or game show contestants.
Attorney General Schneiderman starts inquiry into Syracuse Symphony Orchestra ticket sales
Syracuse, NY - Staff for Attorney General Eric Schneiderman met with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra today to talk about the thousands of tickets the SSO sold for concerts that will not happen. The SSO board voted earlier this week to...
Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez says she'll seek second term next year
Posted by Erika Slife at 4:15 p.m. Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said today that she'll seek a second term next year. “I love being Cook County state’s attorney, I love being a prosecutor,” Alvarez, 51, told WLS 890-AM's...
Edgartown Police arrest lawyer Edward Vincent Jr.
Edgartown Police arrested lawyer Edward Vincent Jr. at his home on South Water Street in Edgartown Friday afternoon. He was charged with larceny over $250 and fiduciary embezzlement.
'Barefoot Bandit' Working on Plea Deal to End Sprawling Case, Attorney Says
Colton Harris-Moore is accused of evading authorities for two years in pilfered cars, boats and small planes after escaping a halfway house near Seattle. Last year, he allegedly stole a plane in Indiana and crash-landed it in the Bahamas before Bahamian police caught him in a stolen boat.
Pentagon lawyer regrets Seminole-al Qaeda analogy
The Defense Department lawyer told Seminole Tribe of Florida leaders he understood why they “would take offense” at any suggestion that the Tribe “should be equated with al Qaeda ,” but didn’t honor a Seminole request to withdraw the offending passage.
District Attorney's Office take two women into custody for prostitution at Hereford Township business
The Berks County District Attorney’s office has issued a statement involving the arrest of two women in Hereford Township on charges of prostitution.
Chesterfield lawyer amassed a valuable collection of firearms
Richard Ferris obtained federal firearms license but sold few weapons
Attorney: Phillips’ release would save money
The attorney for former Probate Judge Sherrie Phillips said Friday there’s two reasons his client should be released early – one, because she’s “experienced prison life,” and two, because it would save the state some $40,000.
TL attorney asks judge to release Toole’s AA letters
SCRANTON – An attorney for The Times Leader has asked a federal judge to reconsider his decision to withhold some of the letters written relating to the sentencing of former Luzerne County Judge Michael Toole.
Attorney, councilor dispute ethics claim
A citizen’s claims of unethical behavior by a Bartlesville city councilor have been disputed by both the city attorney and the councilor.
Disbarred lawyer ordered to pay $750,000 back to mother's estate
Ted Ewachniuk, who was disbarred for life by the Law Society of B.C. in 2001, was previously found by a judge to have used undue influence on his elderly mother to leave him her entire $2-million estate, effectively leaving nothing to two daughters, Neeva Gayle Hix and Mary Anne Runnalls.
City attorney fired
The Manhattan Beach City Council fired the city attorney Tuesday without handing him a tidy severance package and said they are not obligated to give more details on why.
Lawyer known through TV ads arrested
A Central Florida attorney best-known for touting his former job in law enforcement as a former sheriff's detective in television commercials was arrested Friday, charged with drunken driving, Orlando police said.
Lawyer challenges execution drug
A death penalty foe seeks a federal investigation into whether Nebraska imported it illegally.
Latino Democrats endorse lawyer
A Bergen County-based Latino Democratic group is endorsing Marlene Caride of Ridgefield for a state Assembly seat in the recently redrawn 36th Legislative District.
Tempe lawyer guilty in killing absent during verdict
A Tempe attorney convicted of stabbing to death an Arizona State University student in 2009 failed to show up in Maricopa County Superior Court to face a guilty verdict Thursday. Bench warrant issued for his arrest.
Disbarred lawyer must pay back mom's estate
A flamboyant former personalinjury lawyer in Richmond has been ordered to pay $750,000 to his mother's estate.
Embattled Filipino TV host's lawyer wants extensive probe on child abuse
Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The lawyer of Filipino TV host Willie Revillame on Friday (April 8) called for the expansion of the inquiry of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) into his client’s purported child abuse “to cover all TV programs with children and minors, whether as performers or game show contestants.
Lawyer challenges execution drug
A death penalty foe seeks a federal investigation into whether Nebraska imported it illegally.
U.S. attorney gets a speeding ticket
U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett said Friday he received a speeding ticket while driving from Terre Haute to Bloomington this week.
U.S. attorney gets a speeding ticket
U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett said Friday he received a speeding ticket while driving from Terre Haute to Bloomington this week.
Lawyer says Sienna Miller not dropping lawsuit against tabloid accused of hacking phones
LONDON — A lawyer for Sienna Miller says the actress has not dropped her lawsuit against a tabloid accused of hacking her phone, despite the paper’s apology and offer of compensation.
Lawyer guilty in killing absent during verdict
A Tempe attorney convicted of stabbing to death an Arizona State University student in 2009 failed to show up in Maricopa County Superior Court to face a guilty verdict Thursday. Bench warrant issued for his arrest.
SD Attorney General Says Crime Victims Need Help
South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says society needs to make sure crime victims get the help they deserve.
Top lawyer carpeted by judge
A prominent criminal lawyer has been taken to task by a judge who said he appeared to have "misinformed" media over whether or not a client had name suppression.Barry Hart was rebuked by Judge Charles Blackie in Manukau District...
Sienna Miller pursuing action against News of the World: lawyer
A lawyer for Sienna Miller said Saturday the actress has not dropped legal action over phone-hacking claims against Britain's News of the World, despite the tabloid's offer of compensation.
Fugitive Tempe attorney convicted in death found
A Tempe lawyer convicted of fatally stabbing an Arizona State University student is in custody after failing to attend court Thursday where he faced a guilty verdict.
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.
Woman pays $7,700 to grandson’s attorney who was later removed for inexperience
Henrietta Watson stood inside the courthouse in downtown Manhattan waiting for one of her grandsons to be released from jail. A young attorney approached and asked if he could help.
Ex-attorney caught after skipping court
A former Tempe bankruptcy attorney convicted in a fatal 2009 stabbing is in custody after failing to show up for his sentencing.
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.