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Attorney General Starts Mortgage Fraud Task Force
A special task force of attorneys and special agents will be cracking down on people and companies involved in mortgage fraud, Attorney General Kamala Harris announced Monday. The new Mortgage Fraud Strike Force will prosecute illegal activity at every stage of the mortgage process, from loan originators to investment firms that improperly market mortgage-backed securities to California ...
Attorney looking to block Brewer from making cuts to AHCCCS
PHOENIX — An attorney for a public interest law firm wants the Arizona Supreme Court to block Gov. Jan Brewer from eliminating health care for more than 100,000 Arizonans.
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 state Superior Court judge Monday.
Judge bans lawyer from Mexican kingpin's case
A well-known criminal defense attorney was disqualified Monday from representing one of Mexico's earliest drug kingpins after prosecutors questioned whether he was linked to his client's cartel.
Attorney Of Conductor Of Cleveland Park Train Comments On Investigation
The attorney of Matt Conrad, the conductor of the Cleveland Park Train when it wrecked, discussed the findings of an investigation that determined speed caused the wreck.
Defense attorney seeks new trial for Dalia Dippolito | Video
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 arrested for meeting minor
Detectives with the Lake County Sheriff's Office Cyber Crimes Unit arrested Howard Scott Kalin, of Maryland, on charges relating to traveling to Florida to have sex with what he believed to be a child.
Attorney General Chris Koster examiners sent to Joplin to check price-gouging
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- 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 ...
City attorney pleads no contest
WEST COVINA - Chino and Rialto's city attorney pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of reckless driving Monday in a case stemming from his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.
Former rookie Portland officer says she was pressured to keep quiet about training officer's misconduct
Once she reported the alleged misconduct by her training officer, Lindsay Hunt says she was pressured by other training officers to stay mum. Officer William Hubner, according to Hunt's lawyer, arranged to meet her at a Starbucks and told Hunt she had started a "rebellion in Northeast" because officers were no longer permitted to take free goods.
Former Macon insurance agent pleads guilty to fraud
A Macon insurance agent who took premiums from a local nonprofit and was bombarded by troubles his lawyer called “a series of catastrophes that would have shaken all of us,” in essence used the payments as his own personal charity.
Baltimore Co. attorney, magician arrested in child sex sting in Fla.
Police say he owned 'Funhouse Entertainment' A 47-year-old attorney and magician who runs a children's entertainment company in Baltimore County was arrested Monday and charged with flying to Florida to have sex with a 14-year-old boy, who turned out to be an undercover detective, according to police.
Attorney wants audit of Black Creek supers' pay
An attorney representing several Black Creek Township residents asked for a forensic audit regarding two supervisors' pay.Attorney Charles Pedri, who is representing residents Larry Ulshafer and Scott Weller, asked that the request for the formal audit
Henderson city attorney accused of DUI, leaving the scene
Henderson city attorney Elizabeth Quillin is on administrative leave after being jailed Monday in connection with a charge of driving under the influence.
Judge disqualifies drug kingpin's lead attorney
Prosecutors allege that lawyer Jan Ronis, who represents Benjamin Arellano Felix, once worked on behalf of a Mexican drug cartel. The judge says the allegations could create the appearance of a conflict of interest. A federal judge on Monday disqualified the lead attorney for Mexican drug kingpin Benjamin Arellano Felix, ruling that his participation in the high-profile case was marred by ...
Henderson City Attorney Quillen Arrested For Dui
The Henderson city attorney was arrested on driving under the influence charges Monday. City spokesman Bud Cranor confirmed City Attorney Elizabeth Macias Quillen was placed on paid administrative leave. The Henderson Detention Center's website indicated
Attorney to revise Newton tax exemption measure
NEWTON — The Town Council has sent a proposed ordinance to create a tax exemption for the town's historic district back to the attorney for adjustment.
Henderson City Attorney Arrested On DUI
Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Macias Quillin was booked into Henderson Detention Center on Monday afternoon on a DUI-related charge, according to jail records.
Woman Named in Schwarzenegger Affair Hires Lawyer
A woman identified by some media as the mother of former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's out-of-wedlock son has hired a Los Angeles law firm.
Rosemary Nelson inquiry finds security forces did not collude
Northern Irish solicitor murdered by paramilitaries was, however, threatened by police before she was killed by car bomb The security forces did not collude directly with loyalist paramilitaries who murdered the Northern Ireland solicitor Rosemary Nelson, a public inquiry has concluded. But the 40-year-old lawyer was abused and threatened by Royal Ulster Constabulary officers before she was ...
Top Supreme Court lawyer says WWII-era predecessor hid key information on Japanese internment
WASHINGTON - Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal says one of his predecessors as the government's top Supreme Court lawyer concealed important information that could have caused the high court to rule in favour of Japanese-Americans during World War II instead of upholding their internment.
Henderson City Attorney Arrested for DUI
The City Attorney of Henderson is addressing the public for the first time since her drunk driving accident and arrest. Fifty-one-year-old Elizabeth Quillin says she's taking full responsibility for her actions and is headed to rehab.
Top Supreme Court lawyer says WWII-era predecessor hid key information on Japanese internment
WASHINGTON - Nearly 70 years after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the government's top high court lawyer says one of his predecessors concealed critical information that could have tipped the cases.
Former Tempe lawyer sentenced to 5 years in prison
Daniel Gukeisen was found guilty in the stabbing of an ASU student.
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.
Lawyer: Ex-Alma doctor 'now a fugitive'
The lawyer for a former Alma doctor awaiting sentencing on federal drug charges notified court officials Monday that his client has disappeared.
Attorney Details 'Snooping' at Firm During Insider Trial
Attorney Brien Santerlas insisted under hostile questioning yesterday that he was telling the truth when he testified for the government that he and fellow Ropes & Gray associate Arthur Cutillo accepted cash from accused inside trader Zvi Goffer for information about firm clients.
NU regent, Kearney attorney accused of stealing shovel, trespassing
KEARNEY - Attorney Kent Schroeder of Kearney, a University of Nebraska Regent, is accused of stealing a $30 snow shovel and trespassing on property that is next door to his rental duplex in central Kearney.
US lawyer cites WWII-era mistakes on internment
Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal says one of his predecessors as the government's top Supreme Court lawyer concealed important information that could have caused the high court to rule in favor of Japanese-Americans during World War II instead of upholding their internment.
US lawyer cites WWII-era mistakes on internment
Nearly 70 years after the Supreme Court upheld the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the government's top high court lawyer says one of his predecessors concealed critical information that could have tipped the cases.
Federal Lawyer Cites WWII-era Mistakes on Japanese Internment
Nearly 70 years after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the government's top high court lawyer says one of his predecessors concealed critical information that could have tipped the cases.
Nintendo's Ace Attorney: The Movie?
Ace Attorney for the Nintendo DS may be heading to the big screen. And you can rest easy: Paul W.S. Anderson has nothing to do with it.
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Role of city lands commission questioned
A Fredericton lawyer is questioning whether the city's planning advisory committee and city council can objectively deal with land development proposals from the Fredericton Lands Commission.
Lawyer: ARMM polls pushing through
MANILA, Philippines — An election lawyer said Tuesday that the readiness of Malacañang to field its own candidates in the August 8 Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) elections is a sign that the regional polls is pushing through as scheduled. “The fact that the administration will field candidates in the forthcoming ARMM elections is a clear indication that the said election will push ...
Attorney enters race for circuit judge post
North Little Rock attorney Morgan “Chip” Welch was the first to announce his candidacy Monday to replace outgoing Pulaski County Circuit Judge Ellen Brantley, the 6th Judicial Circuit’s longest serving jurist.
Richmond lawyer wants to take on Cantor next year
A Richmond attorney hopes to secure the Democratic nomination in next year’s race for the Seventh District Congressional seat held by Rep. Eric Cantor since 2000.
STATE: Attorney general creates Mortgage Fraud Strike Force to protect homeowners
On Tuesday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris 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.
Sulari Gentill: from astrophysics to historical crime fiction
Sulari Gentill says her career path has been pretzel shaped, full of twists and turns. Growing up in Brisbane a fascination with the stars led her to Canberra to study astrophysics. That was to be a short-lived aspiration. After switching to study law she went on to work as a corporate lawyer. But there was always something missing. Sulari ditched law for writing and is about to release her ...
Source: Manilla may plead guilty in hunter's death
The Reporter 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.
Family leaves £3.5m to National Trust for Scotland
The family of an Aberdeenshire-born lawyer has left more than £3.5m to the National Trust for Scotland.
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.
Lagarde gains support for IMF job despite court probe
French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde's chances of leading the IMF improved on Tuesday, as France claimed China would back her, even though she faces allegations of abuse of power at home.
Maria Shriver Hires Private Detective For Divorce War With Arnold Schwarzenegger
By Jen Heger Radar Legal Editor Arnold Schwarzenegger 's livid wife has has hired a private investigator to probe her philandering husband's double life as she readies a plan for divorce, RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned. A lawyer for the former TV journalist has roped in a private eye to dig into the former Governor's secret past and deep finances, including whether he fathered more than ...
'Hiding' mum of Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child seeks legal help
Washington, May 24 : The woman, who has not been seen by her neighbors at her Bakersfield, California home since news broke that she had a love child with Arnold Schwarzenegger, has reportedly hired a lawyer to fight unflattering reports about her.
Attorney Gloria Allred says Arnold Schwarzenegger waiting "for the next bombshell" to land
Los Angeles feminist attorney Gloria Allred predicted Monday that "all bets are off" on the number of women who may come forward to talk about past relationships with former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, with the story...
Mobile sewer, water board votes to hire in-house lawyer
Monday’s action did not address details about the new position, such as how the lawyer would be hired or how much the job would pay.
Lawyer, 84, takes 40-year-old fight with taxman to court
One of the oldest tax disputes in Canada is headed for the Federal Court of Appeal.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's mistress, Mildred Patricia Baena, hires lawyer
A lawyer confirms that former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's mistress, Mildred Baena, has hired an attorney.
Woman named in Schwarzenegger affair hires lawyer
FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2011 file photo, actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, and his wife, Maria Shriver, look on during the funeral service of Maria's father, Sargent Shriver, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic church in Potomac, Md. The power-couple's marriage has collapsed amid revelations that Schwarzenegger fathered a child with their live-in housekeeper 14 years ...