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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.
Attorney General Abbott Supports Signing Of Human Trafficking Prevention Legislation
AUSTIN -- Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined Gov. Rick Perry today at a ceremony where the governor signed human trafficking prevention legislation into law.
COURT ALLOWS LAWYER'S APPLICATION TO QUASH SELANGOR STATE ASSEMBLY'S ORDER
SHAH ALAM, May 31 (Bernama) -- The High Court here today ruled that thesummons issued by the Selangor Legislative Assembly in ordering lawyer DatukMohd Hafarizam Harun to appear before the House Rights and Privileges Committeeto answer charges for contempt of the assembly was void because it was againstthe Federal Constitution.Justice Datuk Zaleha Yusof also ruled that the summons received by ...
Probation chief fires agency's top lawyer
Acting Probation Commissioner Ronald P. Corbett Jr. has fired the agency's top lawyer, concluding that Christopher J. Bulger "violated his professional duty'' by repeatedly briefing Corbett's disgraced predecessor about the investigation into his conduct.
SENIOR LAWYER JAILED SIX YEARS, FINED RM80,000 FOR FORGERY, PROVIDING FALSE INFORMATION
KUALA LUMPUR, May 31 (Bernama) -- A 11-year long criminal trial came to endtoday with the Sessions Court here sentencing a 66-year-old lawyer to a total ofsix years jail and fine of RM80,000. Judge Rosenani Abd Rahman found S. Kanagawagi guilty of two counts of usingforged power of attorney (PA) and giving false information in an affidavitrelating to the sale of a piece of property in Bangsar ...
Lawyer says Mladić is "unfit to testify"
BELGRADE -- Ratko Mladić's lawyer, Miloš Šaljić, says he will advise his client not to testify in hearings concerning several cases.
Court allows lawyer's application to quash state assembly order
SHAH ALAM, May 31 (Bernama) -- The High Court here today ruled that the summons issued by the Selangor Legislative Assembly in ordering lawyer Datuk Mohd Hafarizam Harun to appear before the House Rights and Privileges Committee to answer charges for contempt of the assembly was void because it was against the Federal Constitution.
Mass. Probation fires top lawyer
The top lawyer at the state Probation Department has been fired by the agency's acting commissioner for allegedly leaking information to the department's disgraced former head.
Probation Department fires top lawyer
BOSTON -- The top lawyer at the state Probation Department has been fired by the agency's acting commissioner for...
Ampatuan lawyer says massacre complainants 'lynch mob'
MANILA, Philippines - As Andal Ampatuan Sr. enters his plea on Wednesday on the murder charges he is facing, his lawyer is calling as "a lynch mob" the families of victims of the "Maguindanao massacre" who recently insisted on inspecting the detention cells of the accused.
Thai Official Issues Strong Claims Against Red Shirt Lawyer Ahead of Critical Hearings
In an interview published on 28th May in the Thai newspaper Khao Sod, the Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Suthep Thaugsuban, issued a series of strongly-worded statements against the London-based international lawyer Robert Amsterdam, who, acting on behalf of the Red Shirt pro-democracy movement, seeks justice for the killings of protesters during the government crackdown during April and May ...
Casey Anthony trial: Her brother wants to attend daily hearings
The Anthony family attorney started today's hearing with a motion to allow Lee Anthony, the brother of Casey Anthony, to attend all trial proceedings.
NY rep hires lawyer; lewd photo on hacked Twitter
New York Rep. Anthony Weiner (WEE'-nur) has hired a lawyer to investigate what steps to take regarding a lewd photo sent from his hacked Twitter account.
NY Dem. congressman hires lawyer to investigate lewd photo sent from hacked Twitter account
NEW YORK — New York Rep. Anthony Weiner (WEE’-nur) has hired a lawyer to investigate what steps to take regarding a lewd photo sent from his hacked Twitter account. His spokesman, Dave Arnold, says the Democrat believes it was a prank. But he’s retained a lawyer to advise him on what civil or criminal actions should be taken. The photo, which showed a man’s bulging underpants, was posted on ...
NY rep hires lawyer after Twitter account hacked
New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has hired a lawyer to investigate what steps to take regarding a lewd photo sent from his hacked Twitter account.
Federal prosecutor in Mobile honored by U.S. attorney general
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has honored the law enforcement coordinator at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Mobile for his work on child exploitation issues.
Financial Institution Regulatory Lawyer Christopher Bellini Joins Fried Frank
Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP has announced today that Christopher Bellini has joined the Firm as a corporate partner resident in the Washington, DC office. Â Mr.
Rep. Weiner Hires Lawyer After Twitter 'Prank'
A lewd photo of an unidentified man was posted to Weiner's Twitter account.
Lawyer denies asking money from Americans
Lawyer Leilani Villarino, whom two American nationals accused of asking P200,000 in relation to a case the Cebu City Police Office filed against the foreigners, denied the accusation.
Attorney asks for dismissal in capital murder trial
The attorney representing accused killer Michael Mead said prosecutors have not disclosed crucial evidence in the investigation. Attorney Lisa Dubbs told Judge Forrest Bridges that keeping police notes about an arson investigation from the defense...
Rep. Anthony Weiner Retains Lawyer Amid Frenzy Over Lewd Twitter Photo
Rep. Anthony Weiner reportedly has retained counsel after claiming that his Twitter account was hacked, allowing somebody to send a lewd photo under his name to a college student in Seattle. 
NY attorney general suing feds over gas drilling
New York's attorney general is suing the federal government to compel a full environmental review of proposed regulations for natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin.
NY attorney general suing feds to compel environmental review of gas-drilling procedure
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s attorney general is suing the federal government to compel a full environmental review of proposed regulations for natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin. Eric Schneiderman says in the federal lawsuit that the welfare of those living in the basin, and millions of New Yorkers who rely on its drinking water, must be thoroughly weighed. He says the Delaware River ...
NY attorney general suing feds over gas drilling in Delaware River Basin
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is suing the federal government to compel a full environmental review of proposed regulations for “hydrofracking” for natural gas in the Delaware River Basin. Schneiderman says in the federal suit that the welfare of those living in the basin, and millions...
Attorney leading Park Ridge’s O’Hare opposition barred by FAA
An attorney hired by the city of Park Ridge to encourage the Federal Aviation Administration to commission a new study of the environmental impacts of O’Hare International Airport expansion has been barred from representing the city. Attorney Steven Taber advised Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt and City Manager Jim Hock that the FAA has barred him from representing “any party in connection with ...
Supreme Court nixes suit against ex-attorney general
The US Supreme Court has ruled that former attorney general John Ashcroft cannot be held responsible for police and judicial excesses committed in the period after the September 11 attacks.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Suing Feds Over Fracking
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York's attorney general is suing the federal government to compel a full environmental review of proposed regulations for natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin.
BUYER BEWARE: Prominent Bankruptcy Attorney of myeasy7.com Warns Parents About Student Loans
It's a cruel surprise to many parents facing a financial crisis: student loans are not dischargeable in Bankruptcy.
Court rules for Ashcroft in 2003 detention case
Former Attorney General John Ashcroft cannot be held liable for the detention of an American Muslim after the September 11 attacks in 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court said on Tuesday in a decision that granted him immunity.
PEC attorney Demond convicted
share: digg facebook twitter BOERNE — Austin attorney Walter Demond today became the second former Pedernales Electric Cooperative official to be convicted of theft, money laundering and misapplication of fiduciary property for misappropriating funds belonging to the utility. Jurors convicted him on first-degree felony theft of more than $200,000 over PEC funds that were secretly funneled ...
Attorney: Stuntman, Empire State Building settle lawsuit
His lawyer says a TV daredevil and the Empire State Building's owners have settled the landmark's... - 2:03 pm
NY Rep. Weiner hires lawyer after alleged Twitter hacking
New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has hired a lawyer to investigate what steps to take regarding a lewd photo sent from his hacked Twitter account.
NY Rep. hires lawyer; lewd photo on Twitter
New York Rep. Anthony Weiner has hired a lawyer to investigate what steps to take regarding a lewd photo sent from his hacked Twitter account. (May 31) Read full article >>
Van der Sloot lawyer quits over defense strategy
Joran van der Sloot's lawyer has quit defending him against murder allegations in Peru, citing unspecified differences over strategy.
Wick Phillips Hosts Breakfast Forum with Former Attorney General Ashcroft
According to former Attorney General John Ashcroft, it is critical for any North Texas company engaged in international commerce to have a thorough knowledge of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and to implement a strong compliance program.
NY rep hires lawyer; lewd photo on hacked Twitter
New York Rep. Anthony Weiner (WEE'-nur) has hired a lawyer to investigate what steps to take regarding a lewd photo sent from his hacked Twitter account.
Lawyer sentenced for work while license suspended
An Allegheny County judge sentenced a defense lawyer today to six months in jail for representing a client during a criminal proceeding while his law license was suspended
Attorney in Niekamp quo warranto lawsuit seeks dismissal claiming case is moot
The attorney for the plaintiffs in the quo warranto lawsuit against Quincy School Board member Melvin "Bud" Niekamp has filed a motion asking that Niekamp's appeal be dismissed because the matter is now moot.
Attorney convicted in electric co-op theft case
An attorney has been convicted on felony theft charges after being accused of stealing from a Central Texas electric cooperative
Attorney charged with stealing clerk's textbook from courtroom
Theft charge adds to attorney's woes following DEA raids Weeks after his office and home were raided by federal agents, attorney Stanley Needleman is in trouble again — this time for allegedly stealing a judicial clerk's school textbook from a Baltimore County courtroom.
Attorney asks for charges dropped in Mead murder trial
Jury selection got under way Tuesday in the trial of a Gaston County man charged with killing his pregnant fiancee in 2008. One charge was dropped against Michael Mead during pretrial motions and his attorney argued that the rest should be as well.
Attorney Gen. Warns Of Midwest Tornado Scams
Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler and Colorado Attorney General John Suthers warned Coloradans Tuesday on how to avoid charity scams in the wake of the recent Midwest storms.
Attorney: Case against former police officer is 'civil matter'
A former North Charleston Police officer, accused of throwing a chair into the window of a T-Mobile store was expected to be in court today. But, his attorney said the case has been postponed until specific information can be shared.
Mobster’s lawyer: Indictment is ‘fantasy-land stuff’
Mobster Martin Angelina, charged last week in a major organized crime racketeering-gambling case, moved a step closer to making bail Tuesday when a magistrate judge set conditions, including 24-hour home confinement, that would have sprung the South Philadelphia wiseguy from federal detention.
NY Attorney General Sues Feds Over Fracking
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the federal government to stop the development of natural gas drilling in the Delaware River Basin. The New York Attorney General's suit alleges that the federal government didn't perform a required full environmental review of proposed natural gas drilling regulations, including fracking ...
Van Der Sloot Lawyer Quits
Joran van der Sloot's lawyer has quit defending him against murder allegations in Peru, citing unspecified differences over strategy.
Medical marijuana dispensaries' attorney seeks to force licensing
An attorney who represents some would-be marijuana dispensaries is taking the first steps he believes will convince a state judge to force Department of Health Services to issue the necessary permits.
SC Attorney General's Office sues maker of Avandia
Alleging a widespread pattern of fraudulent behavior, the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office earlier this month sued the maker of diabetes drug Avandia seeking damages and penalties in addition to recouping millions of dollars paid for the drug and spent treating its side effects.
Attorney General Suing GlaxoSmithKline Over Avandia
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's top prosecutor is suing British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline PLC, claiming the company hid harmful side effects of the diabetes drug Avandia.
Oklahoma Attorney General Files Suit Against EPA Over Haze Plan
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, challenging the agency's denial of a state plan to reduce regional haze in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in southwest Oklahoma.