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In S.F. district attorney race, gloves already off
Punches are already being thrown in San Francisco's district attorney race - some of them personal. First up: Police Chief-turned-D.A. George Gascón's support of the death penalty, a position that has proved lethal for...
Kenya: Nairobi Lawyer Regular Litigant Over Big Issues
City lawyer Harrison Kinyanjui, who has petitioned the High Court to block the nominations of Willy Mutunga and Nancy Baraza as Chief Justice and deputy CHief Justice respectively, is an indefatigable defender of human rights.
Syracuse lawyer meets deadline but wonders if judge noticed
Judge Bill Walsh needles George Hildebrandt after giving his legal talents high scores.
Ummi Hafilda's lawyer ordered to be in court
KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 (Bernama) -- The High Court here today ordered a lawyer who represented businesswoman Ummi Hafilda Ali in the RM100 million defamation suit which she filed against a former business partner and the administrator of the Malaysiakini website to be at the court on June 13 for case management.
Attorney: Jail time taking toll on incest suspect
Eighteen months after shocking claims of incest and rape at a western Missouri farm were made public, three of six men accused of molesting young relatives remain behind bars and the first trial is at least five months away.
Client forced to confess to poisoning husband: lawyer
THE lawyer for Fong Quay Sim, jailed a year for lacing her husband's tea and food with arsenic, said that the investigating officer in the case was a 'rogue cop' who lied during the trial. Sheik Faisal Shaik Abdul Kader Ali, 34, is now facing 14 charges of illegally accessing the police force's computer system. This abuse of his position as a police officer indicates he cannot be trusted, said ...
Clifton lawyer updates sound of the '60s
A massive tornado that tore through the southwest Missouri city of Joplin killed at least 89... - 6:51 am
Texas lawyer wants extra pollution controls nixed
share: digg facebook twitter Jed Anderson, who represents the energy industry, says states should not be forced to make deeper cuts in smog-forming emissions to meet federal limits because of wind-borne pollution from places like Mexico. The Houston Chronicle reported Monday that Anderson filed a petition with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality last week, so Texans would no longer be ...
Strauss-Kahn Lawyer Calls Hotel Sex-Assault Charges Untrue
A lawyer for Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former International Monetary Fund chief, said the first findings of his investigation show accusations by a hotel maid that Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her are false.
Lawyer: Prosecutors didn't prove Kerrigan case
A defense lawyer for the brother of Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan has told a jury that prosecutors have not proven that he triggered his father's fatal heart failure.
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.
Attorney: Headley to testify at Mumbai terror case
A Pakistani-American who pleaded guilty to laying the groundwork for the deadly 2008 Mumbai attack will testify in the trial of a Chicago businessman accused of helping his former friend in the plot, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Lawyer's past questioned in Mexican kingpin's case
U.S. prosecutors want to ban a well-known San Diego defense attorney from representing one of Mexico's earliest drug kingpins, claiming his work for a potential witness 16 years ago is a conflict of interest and that he might himself be called to testify.
Prosecutors seek to disqualify San Diego defense attorney from Mexican drug kingpin’s case
SAN DIEGO — U.S. prosecutors want to ban a well-known San Diego defense attorney from representing one of Mexico’s earliest drug kingpins, claiming his work for a potential witness 16 years ago is a conflict of interest and that he might himself be called to testify. Jan Ronis says the government’s move is an effort to “stack the deck” against his client, Benjamin Arellano Felix. U.S. District ...
Lawyer: No US call to IMF chief's French accuser
PARIS—A French writer who has alleged Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her nine years ago has not been contacted by U.
Past Questioned of Attorney for Tijuana Drug Cartel Leader Alberto Benjamin Arellano Felix
The accused drug lord is in San Diego Federal Court on charges of racketeering, money laundering and narcotics trafficking.
Rana's defense lawyer calls Headley 'manipulative'
A Chicago businessman was not duped when he provided cover for a long-time friend who later pleaded guilty to scouting sites and laying the groundwork for the deadly 2008 Mumbai attacks and instead knew exactly what he was getting into when he helped with the plot, federal prosecutors told jurors on Monday.
Mo. Attorney General Probes Joplin Gouging
The Missouri attorney general's office is sending investigators to Joplin to check for price-gouging after a tornado leveled a swath of the southwestern Missouri city.
Defense attorney files motion seeking new trial for Dalia Dippolito
Defense attorney files motion seeking new trial for Dalia Dippolito
Lawyer: No US call to IMF chief's French accuser
A French writer who has alleged Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her nine years ago has not been contacted by U.S. prosecutors who have indicted the former IMF chief on sex charges in New York, her lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer says US prosecutors have not contacted alleged French Strauss-Kahn victim
PARIS — A French writer who has alleged Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted her nine years ago has not been contacted by U.S. prosecutors who have indicted the former IMF chief on sex charges in New York, her lawyer said Monday. David Koubbi said “there has been no attempt to get in touch.” He said his client, Tristane Banon, does not intend to assist the American prosecution, and he doesn ...
Attorney tapped to fill Rep. Kirk Adams' term
The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors on Monday appointed employment attorney Justin Pierce to serve out the term of Rep. Kirk Adams in District 19.
Dippolito lawyer calls for new trial
Dippolito lawyer calls for new trial
Attorney counsel: no ethics violations in McInnis water writings
Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis will not face disciplinary action from the state's Attorney Regulation and Disciplinary Counsel after an investigation of plagiarism
Lawyer: DiNardo company short on money
BRIDGEPORT -- The company created by businessman Sal DiNardo to develop a controversial Fairfield project is on the verge of bankruptcy, his lawyer told a Superior Court judge Monday.
A New Way to Be Bamboozled by Your Lawyer
I don't like writing about lawyers -- especially negatively. No one should. As a good rule of thumb, you should tiptoe around anyone who sues for a living.
Cutting attorney proposal gains steam
County Commissioner Wayne Dukes said he would support his colleague's idea of eliminating the county attorney's position as a cost-cutting measure to balance the 2011-12 budget.
Attorney General Eric Holder helps dedicate a dazzling new building for the Stanford Law School
The William H. Neukom Building will provide space for the kind of public-service law services lauded by the attorney general. The Mills Legal Clinic, for example, involves students in environmental issues, immigration, international human rights and a community law clinic that helps low-income clients.
Inquiry of N. Ireland lawyer's murder finds victim lacked protection
An inquiry into the murder of Northern Ireland lawyer Rosemary Nelson has found that the British government and police "failed to take reasonable and proportionate steps" to safeguard her life.
Attorney Regulators: McInnis Cleared In Ethics Plagiarism Complaint
State attorney regulators have determined that plagiarism allegations against former gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis do not warrant discipline.
Attorney General Eric Holder To Make Chattanooga Visit Wednesday
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will be in Chattanooga on Wednesday for the grand opening of The Next Door - Chattanooga. That facility ministers to women who have been released from jail or prison.
Judge nixes accused drug kingpin's lawyer
A veteran San Diego defense lawyer won’t be allowed to represent accused former Mexican drug kingpin Benjamín Arellano Félix, a federal judge ruled Monday.
Probe: NIreland police didn't protect slain lawyer
Northern Ireland police failed to protect a Catholic attorney at particularly high risk of assassination because of her work representing IRA and other Irish republican clients, a six-year investigation into the 12-year-old killing concluded Monday.
Attorney general sends examiners to Joplin to check price-gouging
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri attorney general's office is sending investigators to Joplin to check for price-gouging after a tornado leveled a swath of the southwestern Missouri city. The attorney general's office said Monday that investigators were sent to Joplin to monitor any price gouging. People who believe a business has artificially raised the prices for necessities such as gas, food and ...
Texas lawyer wants foreign pollution addressed
share: digg facebook twitter HOUSTON (AP) — A lawyer who previously represented the energy industry has filed a petition with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality seeking a relaxation of rules governing air-borne pollution that he says compel Texas businesses to pick up the tab for foreign polluters. "Absolving Texas of responsibility to address air pollution does nothing to help ...
New York attorney general expands graft-hunting powers
New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Monday he had amplified his ability to root out public corruption by joining with the state comptroller, who has separate and broad auditing powers.
Lawyer could plead guilty in hunter's death
Worcester lawyer David Manilla, accused of killing a Quakertown hunter last November, is expected to plead guilty in Bucks County Court on Tuesday, according to a source close to the case.
Nevada Attorney General's Office To Appeal Special Election Ruling
Lawyers for the Nevada attorney general plan to file court papers with the state Supreme Court Monday, appealing a Carson City judge's ruling last week that limits who can run to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Dean Heller in the House of Representatives. "We
Attorney for driver of SC miniature train ride says investigation of fatal crash flawed
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - An attorney for the man who was driving a miniature train when it crashed and killed a 6-year-old boy says the investigation that blamed his client is flawed.
Fee dispute results in lawyer vs. lawyer
WINFIELD, W.Va. -- A fee dispute has resulted in a lawsuit filed by lawyer Thomas G. Wilson against his former employer, Charleston lawyer W. Stuart Calwell Jr., and The Calwell Practice, PLLC. The suit, filed in Putnam County Circuit Court on May 19, clai...
Attorney general: Horse track bill unconstitutional
A bill that would allow the Lincoln horse track to have simulcast races, but contract with another track to do the live racing required by law is unconstitutional, according to an attorney general's opinion released Monday.
Cops: Magician-lawyer came to Fla. for sex with boy
Howard Kalin promised to bring boy a basketball TAVARES – A Baltimore lawyer and magician who owns a children's entertainment company in Maryland was arrested today on felony charges accusing him of traveling to Florida to have sex with a boy.
GCR LLP Attorney Honored for Excellence in Civil Rights Activism
Exhibiting a strong commitment to civil rights, GCR LLP Equity Partner Nitasha Sawhney is being named the 2011 honoree for Excellence in Civil Rights by the Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus at its annual Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Awards.
Ricey S. New Jr., lawyer, business owner
Ricey S. New Jr., 95, an immigration lawyer in Washington who also owned a travel agency in the Dupont Circle neighborhood, died May 6 at his home in Alexandria. He had prostate cancer. In 1947, he founded New and Mackey, a law firm in Washington. His clients included members of the Chinese-American community. He retired in 2001. From 1960 until 2000, he owned his travel agency and was a member ...
Denver attorney opens debate about slain Weld deputy’s gun
The attorney for the family of the man accused of killing Weld Sheriff’s Deputy Sam Brownlee last November expressed anger Monday that local officials refused to allow him to see the deputy’s gun and holster.
Defense attorney files motion seeking new trial for Dalia Dippolito
The cameras are gone, the cables that snaked down courthouse hallways packed up, the national press reps on to the next trial — but the legal intrigue of Dalia Dippolito's case continues.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Creation of Mortgage Fraud Strike Force to Protect Homeowners
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced the creation of the California Attorney General's Mortgage Fraud Strike Force, staffed by Department of Justice attorneys and investigators charged with protecting innocent homeowners and bringing to justice those who defraud them.
Attorney General Announces Mortgage Fraud Strike Force
A special task force of attorneys, including some in Los Angeles, will be cracking down on people and companies involved in mortgage fraud, Attorney General Kamala Harris announced today.
Lawyer could plead guilty in hunter's death
Worcester lawyer David Manilla, accused of killing a Quakertown hunter last November, is expected to plead guilty in Bucks County Court on Tuesday, according to a source close to the case.
Attorney criticizes probe of SC train ride crash
An attorney for the man who was driving a miniature train when it crashed and killed a 6-year-old boy says the investigation that blamed his client is flawed.