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Assistant attorney general tied to foreclosure mill fired
The attorney general's office has fired Erin Cullaro, an assistant Florida attorney general reprimanded last year for moonlighting for a "foreclosure mill."
Toledo lawyer nominated to become federal judge
President Obama Wednesday nominated Jeffrey J. Helmick, a Toledo lawyer whose career has included representing defendants on death row, to be a judge on the U.S. District Court in Toledo.
Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne testifies about border
The Tucson Sector of the Southwest border remains a major entry point for illegal immigrants and is vulnerable to penetration by terrorists, Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne told a key congressional panel Wednesday.
Video: District Attorney Nunez commutation.
Tonight, District Attorney Bonnie Dumani is making an unprecented move to try and reinstate the full prison sentence of Estaban Nunez. (5-11-2011)
Hope for other Bali Nine men- lawyer
The lawyer for the two members of the Bali Nine still on death row says there is still hope for his clients.
Hope for other Bali Nine - lawyer
THE lawyer for the two Bali Nine men still on death row says the Indonesian Supreme Court's decision to spare the life of Scott Rush has significant implications for his clients.
Hope for other Bali Nine - lawyer
THE lawyer for the two Bali Nine men still on death row says the Indonesian Supreme Court's decision to spare the life of Scott Rush has significant implications for his clients.
Senior lawyer throws down gauntlet to Ibrahim Ali
KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — A heavyweight in Malaysia’s legal fraternity, lawyer Tommy Thomas has challenged Datuk Ibrahim Ali to a verbal bout to contest the latter’s claim that the Bar and its council were “racist”. The former Bar Council secretary denounced the Perkasa founder and president for making sweeping statements against the 36-year-old ...
Lawyer Salvatore Marcera facing federal charges
Federal authorities charged a local lawyer Wednesday with tax fraud and a conspiracy to illegally distribute the pain medication oxycodone.
Lawyer David Perry discusses legislation at Corpus Christi Bar Association's Law Day luncheon
Keynote speaker and well-known personal injury lawyer cites House Bill 274, better known by supporters as the "loser pays" bill
Senior lawyer throws down gauntlet to Ibrahim Ali
KUALA LUMPUR, May 12 — A heavyweight in Malaysia’s legal fraternity, lawyer Tommy Thomas has challenged Datuk Ibrahim Ali to a verbal bout to contest the latter’s claim that the Bar and its council were “racist”. The former Bar Council secretary denounced the Perkasa founder and president for making sweeping statements against the 36-year-old ...
Don't Wait to Talk to a Lawyer
This the third installment in a series on Why it's Smarter to Talk to a Lawyer . Previous installments were the overview , and the second installment addressed that it's usually free to talk to a personal injury lawyer . This third installment addresses why you shouldn't wait to talk to a lawyer. Many people think they should wait a few months after a crash before they call a lawyer. Waiting can ...
Attorney offers free seminars today, May 14
Attorney Michael D. DellaMonaca is holding a new round of seminars. This time, he is pleased to be joined by Susan Gagne of Monument Financial Retirement Services.
Nashville case ruling protects inmate-attorney calls
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that phone calls between inmates and attorneys at the Metro Jail are protected by the attorney-client privilege.
Police stats show moose collisions up in N.L.: lawyer
A lawyer representing a class action lawsuit against the Newfoundland and Labrador government has released updated statistics he says are from the RCMP and Royal Newfoundland Constabulary on moose-vehicle collisions.
Assistant attorney general tied to foreclosure mill fired
The attorney general's office has fired Erin Cullaro, an assistant Florida attorney general reprimanded last year for moonlighting for a "foreclosure mill."
Jay Mariotti case: Stalking and assault allegations are ‘lies,’ attorney says
The attorney for former ESPN sports personality Jay Mariotti strongly denied new felony stalking and assault allegations against him, calling them "fabrications" that will be disproved in court. "These allegations are complete fabrications, made by an accuser who, since October...
Senior lawyer throws down gauntlet to Ibrahim Ali
(The Malaysian Insider) - A heavyweight in Malaysia’s legal fraternity, lawyer Tommy Thomas has challenged Datuk Ibrahim Ali to a verbal bout to contest the latter’s claim that the Bar and its council were “racist”. The former Bar Council secretary denounced the Perkasa founder and president for making sweeping statements against the 36-year-old peninsular law society, which Thomas said were ...
Senior lawyer throws down gauntlet to Ibrahim Ali
(The Malaysian Insider) - A heavyweight in Malaysia’s legal fraternity, lawyer Tommy Thomas has challenged Datuk Ibrahim Ali to a verbal bout to contest the latter’s claim that the Bar and its council were “racist”. The former Bar Council secretary denounced the Perkasa founder and president for making sweeping statements against the 36-year-old peninsular law society, which Thomas said were ...
Lawyer: "Send subpoena to UK"
Lawyer Rameses Victorius Villagonzalo is challenging the subpoena issued by the investigating panel of the kidnapping with murder case for respondent Ian Charles Griffiths.
Meet Mark Zuckerberg, Attorney: What It's Like Sharing Social Media's Biggest Name
His name is Mark Zuckerberg. He's 49 and lives in Indianapolis. He tells us what it's like sharing a
Attorney: Airlines should be held accountable
An attorney says Muslim religious leaders who were wrongly kicked off two commercials flights as they tried to travel to a national conference in Charlotte are receiving hundreds of e-mails and messages of support.
Attorney: Airlines should be held accountable
An attorney says Muslim religious leaders who were wrongly kicked off two commercials flights as they tried to travel to a national conference in Charlotte are receiving hundreds of e-mails and messages of support.
Attorney seeks new trial for Utah death row inmate
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An attorney for Michael Anthony Archuleta says the death row inmate deserves a new trial or new consideration of the punishment because his previous lawyers were ineffective. In an appeal argued Wednesday, the Deseret News of Salt Lake City says Archuleta's attorney, James Slavens, also told Utah's Supreme Court justices that another man has taken responsibility for the ...
Attorney Weighs Whether to Use Mel Gibson's Racist Rant During Custody Trial
An attorney for Mel Gibson's ex-girlfriend told a judge he may not introduce a series of taped racist and sexist rants by the Oscar winner during the couple's bitter custody dispute.
Lawyer: Mansfield, Ark., man shouldn't be retried
The lawyer for an 88-year-old Mansfield man charged with first-degree murder in the 2007 stabbing death of his 83-year-old wife argues that a second trial would amount to double jeopardy...
Attorney for Mel Gibson's ex says actor's rants might not be used in custody case after all
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A series of Mel Gibson's racist and sexist rants might not be used as evidence during an ongoing child custody dispute, an attorney for his ex-girlfriend told a judge Thursday.
Lawyer: Mansfield, Ark., man shouldn't be retried
The lawyer for an 88-year-old Mansfield man charged with first-degree murder in the 2007 stabbing death of his 83-year-old wife argues that a second trial would amount to double jeopardy...
Attorney Stefani Gets 30-day Suspension
The attorney in the middle of a text messaging scandal that led to criminal charges and jail time for ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will lose his law license for 30 days.
Attorney: Milton town supervisor had no idea about wife’s alleged thefts
MALTA -- The attorney representing the wife of a Saratoga County supervisor charged with stealing up to $38,000 from an 83-year-old woman said Thursday that his client acted completely alone, and that her husband is "clean as a whistle."
Attorney General looking at jail overcrowding
P.E.I.'s attorney general says new federal justice legislation is putting extra strain on the provincial correctional centre.
Attorney General, San Francisco officials defend Proposition 8 ruling
San Francisco officials moved to derail a bid by backers of Proposition 8 to wipe out last year's ruling striking down the law because of the trial judge's same-sex relationship, calling it motivated by bias against gays.
Attorney General, San Francisco officials defend Proposition 8 ruling
San Francisco officials moved to derail a bid by backers of Proposition 8 to wipe out last year's ruling striking down the law because of the trial judge's same-sex relationship, calling it motivated by bias against gays.
Lawyer sues, seeks millions
Chicago lawyer Meanith Huon is seeking $130 million in punitive damages from Madison County — and several county officials — claiming he was wrongfully arrested and prosecuted in a 2008 sexual assault case.
Lawyer says he's tired of sharing Zuckerberg name
An American lawyer who shares the same name as Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has told a local television station that Facebook has temporarily banned him from the site.
Attorney General, San Francisco officials defend Proposition 8 ruling
San Francisco officials moved to derail a bid by backers of Proposition 8 to wipe out last year's ruling striking down the law because of the trial judge's same-sex relationship, calling it motivated by bias against gays.
Cerabino: Lawyer's ticket ends with state auto noise law being tossed
Cerabino: Lawyer's ticket ends with state auto noise law being tossed
Former Attorney General: McCain 'simply incorrect' on interrogations that led to key Bin Laden intel
Former Atty. Gen. Michael Mukasey is taking issue with Sen. John McCain's characterization of his account of whether information from detainees who were subjected to harsh techniques helped lead to Osama bin Laden.
Lawyer for Officer Moreno Makes Closing Arguments in Rape Case
Inconsistencies in a testimony and a lack of DNA evidence were cited by the lawyer for Officer Kenneth Moreno, who is accused of raping a woman he had been called to help.
U.S. Attorney Sends a Message to Wall Street
With Raj Rarajatnam's conviction for insider trading, Preet Bharara has signaled that the United States attorney in Manhattan is back as the sheriff of Wall Street.
Anthony lawyer raises 'sexual abuse' as potential 'mitigating' factor
While questioning prospective jurors, Casey Anthony's defense team hinted Thursday that "a history of sexual abuse" may have explained their client's behavior after she allegedly killed her 2-year-old daughter then failed to alert authorities.
Cerabino: Lawyer's ticket ends with state auto noise law being tossed
Cerabino: Lawyer's ticket ends with state auto noise law being tossed
Lawyer Eddie Daniel, accused of taking thousands from firm, under investigation
A Knoxville-based lawyer is being investigated by state authorities regarding accusations of fraud involving his former law firm.
Utah County attorney seeks Provo records on Slate Canyon meeting
Utah County attorney seeks Provo records on Slate Canyon meeting By Donald W. Meyers The Salt Lake Tribune Published May 12, 2011 10:07PM MDT Provo • The Utah County Attorney’s Office is seeking records of a Municipal Council meeting where Councilman Steve Turley’s plans for Slate Canyon were discussed. The Government Records Access and Management Act (GRAMA) request seeks audio recordings ...
Attorney for city seeks dismissal of lawsuit
An attorney representing the city of Charleston and one of its employees has filed a motion to dismiss a man's lawsuit alleging retaliation for speaking out against another city employee.
Attorney General Investigates Oak Bluffs Bid Law Violations
The Massachusetts Attorney General is investigating the town of Oak Bluffs for possible violations to state bidding laws in connection with roof work done at the former town library, electrical work at the town harbor, and a project connecting the high school, YMCA and Martha’s Vineyard Community Services to the town sewer. The investigation was triggered by a complaint filed by a former town ...
Ex-car dealer denies charges: Dangerfield's attorney speaks out on fraud case
The attorney for a once highly visible car dealer indicted this week on fraud charges issued a statement Thursday denying the allegations against his client.
Lawyer for NYPD rape cop: 'Simpleton' yes, rapist no
There is no DNA , so make the rape charge go away. That, in a nutshell, was the argument the lawyer for Officer Kenneth Moreno - the Manhattan cop charged with sexually assaulting a drunken woman - made Friday in his closing statement.
Sacramento tax attorney to close law practice
The Associated Press The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. A tax attorney who called herself the "tax lady" will no longer be practicing law. Roni Deutch says she will be closing her law firm of 20 years and will surrender her law license. The Sacramento Bee reports that Deutch made the announcement Thursday, saying her firm has a debt of about $10 million, while she has personal debt of $5 ...
Abdulsalam Nabel Bashimam's family's attorney disputes account of shooting
An attorney representing the mother and girlfriend of the man fatally shot by a Tallahassee Police officer in a 2006 traffic stop disagrees with what city officials are saying happened.