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Stars' lawyer 'turned crisis into a disaster'
The solicitor at the centre of the Ryan Giggs secrecy battle is a former tea boy who has risen to become one of the country's most influential lawyers.
Colorado tax-and-spending limits come under fire
Loveland lawyer Bill Kaufman, a member of the Colorado Transportation Commission and a former legislator, has signed on to the effort to overturn the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights.
Myanmar Prisoners Go On Hunger Strike
A group of 22 political prisoners in Yangon's notorious Insein jail has staged a hunger strike to demand better living conditions. The prisoners said they need more food, clothes, reading material and blankets, Kyaw Hoe, a lawyer who represents some of prisoners, told the BBC's Burmese service.
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.
Tymoshenko detained, may be arrested, says lawyer
Ukraine's former Prime Minister and leader of the party Batkivschyna, Yulia Tymoshenko, will probably be taken to court, where an arrest warrant will be issued for her after being questioned in the Prosecutor General's Office on Tuesday, Sergei Vlasenko, a lawyer for Tymoshenko, said.
Elisa has eyes on winning post
ELISA Sturzaker is a filly on the rise. The lawyer is hoping to become the youngest board member of the Victoria Racing Club.
Lawyer cites WWII-era mistakes on internment - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times
WASHINGTON — 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.
Trial to begin for lawyer in death of Bucks hunter
David Manilla, the Montgomery County lawyer who shot and killed a man while illegally hunting near Quakertown last year, is scheduled for trial today in Bucks County Court on manslaughter and felony firearms charges.
Defense attorney for Casey Anthony says Caylee drowned in pool
The defense attorney for a Florida mother charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter says the toddler died in a swimming pool. Previous: Casey Anthony trial to hinge on forensic evidence
Lawyer cites WWII-era mistakes on internment - Navy News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Navy Times
WASHINGTON — 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.
14-Lawyer Team Led by A. Martin Wickliff, Jr. & Alton J. Hall, Jr. Join Cozen O'Connor in Houston
A. Martin Wickliff, Jr., Alton J. Hall, Jr., and 12 lawyers from the Houston office of Epstein Becker Green Wickliff & Hall have joined Cozen O'Connor, a full-service litigation and business law firm with more than 550 attorneys practicing in 22 offices throughout the United States and in Toronto and London. Â Wickliff and Hall previously founded the largest minority-owned law firm in the state ...
Governor Corbett's Nominee for Attorney General Confirmed by Senate
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett's nominee for Pennsylvania's next Attorney General was confirmed Monday by the state Senate.
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.
U.S. Attorney: 'Large scale theft' at Indiana family-services agency
U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett of the Southern District of Indiana will announce Tuesday the indictments and arrests of employees of the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration in what his office has described as a "large scale theft." Hogsett has sc
Pa. lawyer set for plea or trial in hunting death
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A suburban Philadelphia lawyer is set to plead or go to trial in the death of a hunter felled by a high-powered rifle. Defense lawyer David Farrell won't say if 49-year-old David Manilla will plead Tuesday to the involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment and weapons charges. Prosecutors say Manilla was barred from owning a weapon given his 1985 felony assault ...
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.
Top Supreme Court lawyer says WWII-era predecessor hid key information on Japanese internment
WASHINGTON — 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. In a distinctly 21st century way of acknowledging a serious mistake from long ago, acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal posted a remarkable entry ...
Baltimore Attorney Facing Child Sex Charges
A local attorney is behind bars and facing serious sex charges in another state.
US lawyer cites WWII-era mistakes on Japanese American internment
Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal posted a remarkable entry on the Justice Department's blog saying the solicitor general at the time, Charles Fahy, acted dishonorably in defending the convictions of Gordon Hirabayashi and Fred Korematsu for violating an order to report to an internment camp.
Lawyer Pleads No Contest In Hunter Death
A suburban Philadelphia lawyer faces up to 25 years in prison after pleading no contest to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a hunter felled by a high-powered rifle.
Attorney General Harris announces plan to crack down on mortgage fraud
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Monday 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.
Tourism officials look to hire board attorney
Nadia Dale, at-large city-appointed board member of the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau, said at a meeting Monday it would be a good idea to have a hired, objective attorney with the board in its meetings to help answer procedural and legal questions.
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.
Witness: Obvious City Attorney Was Drunk
Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin smelled of alcohol and admitted she was drunk after an accident Monday, according to an arrest report.
Attorney: Investigation into Deadly Train Ride Crash Flawed
An attorney for the man who was driving a miniature train when it crashed and killed a six-year-old boy says the investigation that blamed his client is flawed.
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 says Caylee drowned in pool
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The defense attorney for a Florida mother charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter says the toddler died in a swimming pool.
Arrest Report Shows Henderson City Attorney Admitted Drinking Before Accident
Henderson City Attorney Elizabeth Quillin told police she was "f---ed up" on wine when she crashed her Lexus and then nearly ran over a woman who stopped to help her Monday afternoon. According to a Henderson police report of the incident, Quillin admitted
Lawyer wants Yemeni freed in flight disruption
A Yemeni immigrant accused of trying to barge into the cockpit of a San Francisco-bound jetliner will be arraigned Friday, and his new lawyer says he will argue during that hearing that he should be freed from jail....
Lawyer: Caylee's death an accident
ORLANDO, Fla., May 24 (UPI) -- Lawyers gave their opening statements Tuesday in Casey Anthony's Florida trial with a prosecutor calling her a woman who deliberately killed her daughter.
Hasidic attack was over choice of synagogue: Lawyer
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — A lawyer says the fiery attack on a man in a Hasidic Jewish village was because of his choice of synagogue and religious leader. In a statement sent by e-mail, attorney Michael Sussman blamed “higher authorities” in New Square for the attack on 43-year-old Aron Rottenberg...
CORRECTING and REPLACING Former Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick Lynch to Advise Coalition on Development of ...
First graph, first sentence should read: Former Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch has joined the Coalition for Educational Success as a consultant to the Coalition in the development of the Standards of Responsible Conduct for higher education. (sted Former Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick C.
Baltimore attorney pleads guilty to child porn charges
Man possessed digital images on computer A 32-year-old Baltimore attorney pleaded guilty Tuesday to possessing child pornography, according to the Maryland U.S. Attorney's Office.
Judge ousts accused drug lord's attorney
A federal judge in San Diego has yanked a lawyer from the case of an alleged drug lord, citing conflicts of interest.
Chicago Lawyer Paul Daugerdas Found Guilty of Selling Phony Tax Shelters
Jurors reached the verdict today following a 10-week trial of Daugerdas and his codefendants, Denis Field, the former chief executive officer at accounting firm BDO Seidman LLP; Donna Guerin, a Jenkens & Gilchrist lawyer; and Robert Craig Brubaker and David Parse, two certified public accountants who formerly worked as client advisers at a Deutsche Bank AG (DBK) unit called Alex.Brown.
Joe Miller, prominent Lexington attorney, dies at age 66
Joe Miller, a Lexington attorney who had a history of civic service, died Sunday after a battle with
S.A. lawyer accused of Teamsters bribery
share: digg facebook twitter A San Antonio lawyer is facing a criminal charge of paying a cash bribe to two railroad union officials so injured union members would be steered to his law firm for representation. Bryan Cartall, 61, who was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit bribery in a case in Cleveland, faces up to five years in federal prison if convicted. “These cases involve ...
Attorney for mobster Vinny Gorgeous argues for life in prison
The attorney for Vincent “Vinny Gorgeous” Basciano made his case Tuesday to allow the reputed former crime boss and convicted murderer to be given life in prison instead of the death penalty, arguing that the mobster will leave the “prison in a box.”
South Texas lawyer closer to confirmation
share: digg facebook twitter “Based on her broad experience and commitment to public service, I believe she'll make an outstanding addition to the federal bench in Texas,” said Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. There is no public opposition to the nomination, which comes as federal judges and lawmakers remain concerned about a looming judicial crisis because of increased efforts to prosecute drug ...
North Port sanctions attorney Robinson
Scores of residents upset with City Attorney Rob Robinson filled City Hall Monday night to
Defense attorney: Yemeni airline passenger shows 'signs of mental health issues'
Rageh Almurisi was physically subdued and later placed into police custody May 8 after allegedly yelling "God is Great" in Arabic and pounding on the cockpit door of the airliner bound from Chicago to San Francisco. He has been charged with interfering with flight crew members, a felony that carries up to 20 years in prison.
Attorney: Mayor Tumlin has ‘vendetta’ against Goldstein
MARIETTA — Philip Goldstein’s attorney said the city opposes the councilman’s five-story building project because Mayor Steve Tumlin has a “personal vendetta” against him. In a 3½-hour hearing bef...
Lawyer: Transgender widow's marriage to be voided
An attorney says a Texas judge plans to void the marriage of a transgender widow, preventing her from getting the death benefits of her firefighter husband who died last year battling a blaze.
Lawyer charged in bribery
share: digg facebook twitter A San Antonio lawyer is facing a criminal charge of paying a cash bribe to two railroad union officials so injured union members would be steered to his law firm for representation.
Attorney for Keystone woman says investigators ignored request for lawyer
The attorney for a Keystone woman accused of attempted murder claims an investigator blatantly ignored his client’s repeated requests to speak with an attorney when she was arrested in November.
Hamilton lawyer recognized for volunteer efforts and passion in the community
Prominent personal injury lawyer was a crucial voice in Hamilton’s health-care community
Lawyer for Giants fan beating suspect says client was never at Dodger Stadium
LOS ANGELES — The lawyer for the man suspected of brutally beating a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium in March says his client never went to the game that day. Chip Matthews, who is representing Giovanni Ramirez, told The Associated Press Tuesday that his client is willing to take a polygraph test to show he was not at the stadium when Bryan Stow was viciously attacked. Matthews says ...
Disgraced attorney owes $15 million to teenager he raped
Aaron Biber's actions "intolerable," judge said.
Lawyer: Giants fan beating suspect was not at game
The lawyer for the man suspected of brutally beating a San Francisco Giants fan at Dodger Stadium in March says his client never went to the game that day.
Attorney: Swan conducting her own probe
AUGUSTA -- Chelsea Selectman Carole Swan was conducting her own investigation of a snowplow contractor when she allegedly accepted kickbacks from him, according to her attorney.