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Attorney Wade Herring honored for community service at Law Day
Savannah attorney Wade Herring was awarded the Savannah Bar Association’s Robbie Robinson Award as part of the bar’s recent Law Day celebration. Herring, a 1983 graduate of the University of Georgia law school, moved to Savannah in 1985 and joined the HunterMaclean law firm where he remains as a partner. Among his community-service work is his long-standing affiliation with the Chatham-Savannah ...
Attorney general investigating TCC's handling of state training funds
An employee of the college's corporate training program raised questions in 2009 about possible fraud in billing the state.
Lawyer: Clark Rockefeller won't fight extradition to Calif.
Christian Gerhartsreiter is ready to face the music and will not fight Los Angeles County prosecutors' attempts...
Attorney: New charges covered by old plea deal
New charges brought against a Shenandoah County man in Circuit Court may be double jeopardy, his attorney argued Wednesday morning.
Former U.S. attorney H. M. Ray dies at age 86
Retired U.S. attorney H.M. Ray, whose 20 years as a federal prosecutor included Mississippi's tumultuous civil rights battles of the 1960s, has died. He was 86.
Attorney General Abbott charges distributors with unlawfully marketing dietary supplement as antibiotic
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott obtained a temporary restraining order Thursday against Georgia-based Multimex Distributions Inc. and Houston-based San Martin Distributing Inc. for unlawfully marketing and dispensing a dietary supplement.
Chattanooga defense attorney ‘Bulldog’ Phillips dies at 76
Long-time Chattanooga defense attorney Leroy Phillips died early Thursday morning after a long battle with illness. He was 76 years old.
Attorney: SWAT raid found guns, body armor
The man shot and killed by Pima County SWAT officers was linked to a home-invasion crew, the attorney representing the officers said Thursday.
Criminal defense lawyer ordered to jail on contempt charge
The fiery attorney who represented former Boston city councilor Chuck Turner in his bribery trial is now headed to jail himself, sentenced yesterday to three months behind bars after drawing the ire of a judge during jury selection for a murder trial earlier this month.
Attorney: Ex-IMF chief to leave jail Friday
Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is expected to be released from jail Friday after being granted bail on charges related to the alleged assault of a maid in a New York hotel, his lawyer said.
Maria's lawyer to 'Ahnnul' marriage
Maria Shriver hired a renowned LA divorce lawyer whose list of high-powered clients reads like the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The former California first lady tapped Laura Wasser to go to legal war against philandering love rat Arnold Schwarzenegger. The well-regarded Wasser, a single mom of two kids she had...
Attorney Challenges Veteran Judge Assad
George Assad is one of the toughest judges in Las Vegas Municipal Court. He champions victims in domestic violence cases and gives the harshest sentences he can when it comes to punishing their abusers. Assad enjoys the support of every law enforcement
H.M. Ray, longtime U.S. attorney, served five presidents
TUPELO – Hosea Manfred “H.M.” Ray, 86, who served for 20 years as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi in the crucible of the civil rights and desegregation era, died Wednesday at his residence in Tupelo.
Lawyer: Raid on polygamist ranch unlawful
AUSTIN, Texas, May 20 (UPI) -- Texas authorities raided a ranch owned by a polygamous sect under cover of an illegal search warrant, a lawyer told an appeals court.
Lawyer seeks to implead Anil Ambani, Radia in 2G case
New Delhi, May 20 (PTI) A lawyer today approached a Delhi court seeking a direction to CBI to implead various other persons, including Reliance ADAG chairman Anil Ambani, Tata group chief Ratan Tata and corporate lobbyist Niira Radia, as accused in the 2G scam case."As far as 2G scam is concerned, the key role is played by Niira Radia, Ratan Tata, Anil Ambani ans Dayalu Ammal (wife of DMK chief ...
Attorney: Tylenol Killing Suspect ‘An Innocent Person’
The attorney for Tylenol killer suspect James Lewis tells Newsradio 780 it is significant that the FBI is now going after someone else--namely, the Unabomber-- to see if he can also be linked to the 1982 Tylenol murders that left seven dead.
NY Attorney General Investigating Trump School
The New York State attorney general’s office is investigating whether a for-profit school founded by Donald J. Trump, which charges students up to $35,000 a course, has engaged in illegal business practices, according to people briefed on the inquiry.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces $241 Million Settlement to Recover Funds Quest Diagnostics Illegally ...
SACRAMENTO - Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a $241 million settlement - the largest recovery in the history of California's False Claims Act - with Quest Diagnostics, the state's biggest provider of medical laboratory testing, to recover illegal overcharges to the state's medical program for the poor.
H.M. Ray, longtime U.S. attorney, served five presidents
TUPELO – Hosea Manfred “H.M.” Ray, 86, who served for 20 years as U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Mississippi in the crucible of the civil rights and desegregation era, died Wednesday at his residence in Tupelo.
New York probing Corinthian, Trump's for-profit colleges
The New York Attorney General is investigating colleges run by Corinthian Colleges and real estate magnate Donald Trump, adding to the list of states probing illegal business practices at for-profit schools.
Attorney says service in Iraq haunts Easton man who made threats outside bar
James Sprecher was injured in a roadside bombing in August 2004 in Iraq.
Top City Hall lawyer on short list for appeals court bench
Patti Hageman has been Mayor Slay's chief legal advisor for over a decade.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Goes After Bank Fraud
Breaking ranks with the other 49 states, New York just might investigate the unprecedented fraud per
Vinny Gorgeous rips into his lawyer over possible use of the defense
Vinny Gorgeous has shot down a "Daddy Dearest" defense that his lawyer hoped would persuade a jury to spare him from the death penalty.
Blago lawyer: Witnesses among those subpoenaed
A lawyer for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says witnesses the defense plans to call at his corruption retrial are limited to those who received subpoenas before the first trial.
Blagojevich lawyer: Witnesses among those already subpoenaed; that includes Emanuel, Jackson
CHICAGO — A lawyer for ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says witnesses the defense plans to call at his corruption retrial are limited to those who received subpoenas before the first trial. Attorney Sheldon Sorosky declined to specify after a hearing Friday who will actually be called to the stand. Among those subpoenaed were then-White House chief of staff and now-Chicago Mayor Rahm ...
Rochester attorney charged in connection with jail break
A Rochester attorney has been charged in connection with the escape of two inmates from the Monroe County Jail on March 31...
Attorney General appoints public integrity officer for Rochester office
New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the appointment of a public integrity officer to serve in the Rochester Regional Office. Hillel Deutsch, of Rochester, will be charged with giving Rochester area residents a place to go to report complaints of government corruption without the fear of local politics influencing the outcome.
Stamford attorney charged with stealing car
STAMFORD -- A practicing attorney with an extensive disciplinary history was arrested Thursday for stealing an employee's car and not turning over the vehicle despite a court order telling him to do so.
Attorney Indicted On Contraband Charge
A Rochester attorney is accused of helping smuggle contraband into the Monroe County jail, which allowed two inmates escape in March.
Attorney General appoints public integrity officer for Rochester office
New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced the appointment of a public integrity officer to serve in the Rochester Regional Office. Hillel Deutsch, of Rochester, will be charged with giving Rochester area residents a place to go to report complaints of government corruption without the fear of local politics influencing the outcome.
Former Ropes & Gray Lawyer Explains Why He Went Astray
Brien Santarlas, a former Ropes & Gray patent lawyer, testified Thursday in the ongoing insider-trading prosecution of Zvi Goffer, a former Galleon Group Trader.
Attorney general wants new hearing on police entry ruling
Attorney General Greg Zoeller says he supports asking the state Supreme Court to revisit its recent ruling that found people don't have the right to resist police officers who enter their homes illegally.
Walker shot Hayward in self-defence, lawyer tells jury in murder trial
The lawyer for Kim Walker, the Yorkton man accused of killing his daughter's boyfriend in 2003, asked jurors to put themselves in Walker's shoes
Walker shot Hayward in self-defence, lawyer tells jury in murder trial
The lawyer for Kim Walker, the Yorkton man accused of killing his daughter's boyfriend in 2003, asked jurors to put themselves in Walker's shoes
Lawyer: Woman's teeth broken during arrest
Orlando police officer Livio Beccaccio is accused of breaking a woman's teeth after throwing her to the ground during an arrest. Orlando police are reviewing the conduct of a veteran officer accused of brutality by a woman who suffered broken front teeth and an arm bruise before being arrested.
Indiana attorney general backs new hearing on police-entry ruling
Indiana's attorney general says he supports asking the state Supreme Court to revisit its recent ruling that found people don't have the right to resist police officers who enter their homes illegally.
Disbarred Charleston lawyer admits to forging checks
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A disbarred Charleston lawyer admitted Friday to forging checks on the account of his longtime family friend. John E. Lutz Jr., 65, pleaded guilty before Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom to two counts of forgery, two coun...
City Attorney to investigate redistricting commissioner
SAN DIEGO -- City Attorney Jan Goldsmith Friday promised an investigation into whether a member of a commission that will redraw City Council boundaries is actually a resident of San Diego.
Indiana attorney general backs new hearing on police-entry ruling
Indiana's attorney general says he supports asking the state Supreme Court to revisit its recent ruling that found people don't have the right to resist police officers who enter their homes illegally.
City Attorney To Investigate Redistricting Commissioner
Concerns raised about whether Carlos Marquez lives in San Diego or L.A. while redrawing City Council district boundaries.
Attorney General reacts to court ruling
Friday, FOX16 asked Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel where he thinks the $70-million in state funds should go and how the districts should make up for losing that money as...
Attorney General looks at San Jose's gang prevention
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder visits San Jose's Job Corps Center to take a look its gang prevention efforts.
Florida attorney general visiting Israel
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is visiting Israel , but the state's taxpayers are not picking up the tab.
Clippers' attorney urges jury not to award financial payoff to Elgin Baylor
In closing statements Monday, the team's attorney blasted Baylor's claims of wrongful termination and age discrimination against the Clippers. The civil lawsuit is expected to be in the hands of jurors Tuesday.
Former Marks & Harrison attorney charged with stealing thousands from law firm
A former Marks & Harrison attorney who admitted stealing at least $450,000 from the law firm dating to 2003 has been indicted on eight counts of embezzlement covering four years of the theft.
Former attorney, official sentenced for mortgage fraud
Once a Pine supervisor, former attorney Daniel Sporrer slid into the business of mortgage fraud, and now he has been sentenced to two years and three months in prison.
Former attorney, official sentenced for mortgage fraud
Once a Pine supervisor, former attorney Daniel Sporrer slid into the business of mortgage fraud, and now he has been sentenced to two years and three months in prison.
Davenport attorney accused of defrauding mortgage lenders
A Davenport attorney is facing federal wire fraud charges. Marc Robert Engelmann, 59, appeared Friday in U.S. District Court, Davenport, to answer an indictment charging him with two counts of bank fraud, six counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy. 
Attorney General Abbott charges distributors with unlawfully marketing dietary supplement as antibiotic
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott obtained a temporary restraining order Thursday against Georgia-based Multimex Distributions Inc. and Houston-based San Martin Distributing Inc. for unlawfully marketing and dispensing a dietary supplement.