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District attorney receives top award from Tarrant lawyers
Joe Shannon Jr. heads the list of honorees for Law Day.
Lawyer seeking plea deal for Shelby Twp. woman accused of murder
Mount Clemens— The attorney for a Shelby Township woman awaiting trial in the death of her boyfriend's son said today that he plans to ask prosecutors for a plea deal.
Nelson lawyer challenges prosecution theory in JaxPort bribery case
The lawyer for former Jacksonville Port Authority Chairman Tony Nelson tried several different ways Thursday to poke holes in the testimony of prosecutors' key witness in Nelson's bribery case.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces $1.8 Million Settlement with CVS Pharmacy for Overcharging Medi-Cal
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced a settlement with the drug store chain CVS Pharmacy, Inc. for overcharging the state's Medi-Cal program for prescription drugs.
Idaho lawyer found guilty in wife's murder plot
A northern Idaho attorney who once represented the Aryan Nations was found guilty Thursday on all counts tied to his plot to hire a hit man to kill his wife and mother-in-law last year.
Federal system credited with catching lawyer over-billing
Residential school survivors are crediting a federal system of checks and balances for catching a Winnipeg lawyer who over-billed 26 survivors of nearly $400,000.
U.S. Attorney's Office gets report on Arpaio aides
Examining misconduct involving top commanders.
Attorney: Being shut out of case
A Chicago attorney hired by the family of a 67-yearold man shot and killed by an off-duty Little Rock police officer in December says the prosecuting attorney investigating the death is trying to shut the lawyer out of a meeting about the case.
Nelson lawyer challenges prosecution theory in JaxPort bribery case
The lawyer for former Jacksonville Port Authority Chairman Tony Nelson tried several different ways Thursday to poke holes in the testimony of prosecutors' key witness in Nelson's bribery case.
My Turn: What the Vermont attorney general can do about gas prices
As the price of gasoline at the pump increases, Vermont consumers have turned to the Attorney General's Office with their concerns about rising fuel prices.
Attorney General files suit against Odessa National golf course owner
Attorney General Beau Biden announced Thursday that his office has filed a lawsuit against Joseph M. Capano and two companies he owns - Odessa National Golf Course, LLC, and Odessa National Development Company, LLC – for failing to complete amenities at the Odessa National residential community as required by a binding agreement with the Delaware Department of Justice.
Russian nationalists sentenced for killing lawyer
A Russian ultranationalist was sentenced to life in prison, and his girlfriend received an 18-year sentence Friday for the brazen daylight killing of a prominent human rights lawyer and an independent reporter.
Galliano sues former lawyer, accuses him of stealing $4M
PARIS -- Troubled designer John Galliano sued his former lawyer for abuse of trust, accusing him of stealing €2.8 million ($4.1 million), Europe 1 radio reported Friday. Galliano fired his longtime lawyer, Stephane Zerbib, this week in mysterious circumstances, just a week before the May 12 decision on...
Lawyer sentenced to 3 years for fraud
As friends and family members wept, former Charlotte lawyer Demetrius Rainer was sentenced to 36 months in federal prison Thursday for crimes connected to mortgage fraud in south Charlotte and western Union County.
Attorney: Nicolas Cage Won't Be Prosecuted
Attorney says actor Nicolas Cage won't be prosecuted for April arrest in New Orleans
Attorney: Nicolas Cage Won’t Face Charges In New Orleans Arrest
An attorney for Nicolas Cage says the actor won't face criminal charges stemming from his April 16 arrest in New Orleans.
Attorney says actor Nicolas Cage won't be prosecuted for April arrest in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for Nicolas Cage says the actor won't face criminal charges stemming from his April 16 arrest in New Orleans.
Attorney says actor Nicolas Cage won't be prosecuted for April arrest in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for Nicolas Cage says the actor won't face criminal charges stemming from his April 16 arrest in New Orleans.
Attorney: Nicolas Cage won't be prosecuted after Big Easy arrest
NEW ORLEANS - An attorney for Nicolas Cage says the actor won't face criminal charges stemming from his April 16...
Attorney General reaches settlement over video rental fees
A Little Falls woman who discovered that an alleged $99 unpaid debt had been added to her credit report is one of several state residents whose complaints led the state Attorney General's Office to investigate late fees charged by now-defunct video rentals stores, a news release stated.
Orlando lawyer contests suspension
An Orlando lawyer has contested a Florida Supreme Court suspension order issued last month and based on allegations of misappropriated trust funds including cash withdrawals, vehicle payments, airline tickets, donations and restaurants.
Attorney: Nicolas Cage won't be prosecuted
An attorney for Nicolas Cage says the actor won't face criminal charges stemming from his April 16 arrest in New Orleans.
Russian nationalists sentenced for killing lawyer
A Russian ultranationalist was sentenced to life in prison, and his girlfriend received an 18-year sentence Friday for the brazen daylight killing of a prominent human rights lawyer and an independent reporter.
Attorney General Jon Bruning Names Senate Campaign Manager
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning has named a business development executive and former state official as his U.S. Senate campaign manager.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces $91 Million Settlement with Multinational Swiss Bank UBS AG
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced a $90.8 million national settlement, which includes some $6.3 million for California agencies, with the multinational Swiss bank UBS AG over allegations of anticompetitive and fraudulent conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry.
Attorney: Nicolas Cage 'cleared' after arrest in New Orleans
An attorney for Nicolas Cage says the actor won't face criminal charges stemming from his April 16 arrest in New Orleans.
Attorney: Actor Nicholas Cage won't be prosecuted
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney for Nicolas Cage says the actor won't face criminal charges stemming from his April 16 arrest in New Orleans.
Former Jim Wells County District Attorney Sentenced to Serve County Jail Time
FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TEXAS:ALICE – Former Jim Wells and Brooks County District Attorney Joe Frank Garza today was sentenced to 180 days in the Jim Wells County Jail as a condition of 10 years probation.
Attorney seeks plea deal for accused child killer
The new attorney for a former Shelby Township woman accused of murdering her fiance’s 2-year-old son said he will seek a plea deal for his client.
Attorney: Cage won't face criminal charges for French Quarter arrest
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An attorney for Nicolas Cage says the actor won't face criminal charges stemming from his April 16 arrest in New Orleans. New Orleans police say Cage was arrested in the French Quarter after he grabbed his wife's arm and pounded on cars in a drunken argument about whether a nearby house was the one they were renting. He was booked with domestic abuse, disturbing the peace and ...
Nicolas Cage Will Not Face Charges From Arrest Last Month, Attorney Says
Actor Nicholas Cage was so heavily intoxicated at the time of his arrest this weekend that he didn’t know where he lived, Radar Online.com reports.
Lawyer rule in family courts
New Delhi, May 6: Industrial, labour and family laws have become so complex that a layman cannot possibly be expected to put up his case properly before courts without legal assistance, the Supreme Court held today, striking down a no-lawyer clause.
Former attorney Deratany faces misdemeanor battery charge
Former attorney arrested on misdemeanor battery charge.
Lawyer: Bin Laden case defendant extradition soon
More than a decade of delays in bringing the man accused of being Osama bin Laden's representative in Britain to the United States for trial appears to be nearing an end, according to a lawyer seeking to represent him against charges in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa.
Lawyer: Man accused of being bin Laden’s London representative likely extradited to NYC soon
NEW YORK — More than a decade of delays in bringing the man accused of being Osama bin Laden’s representative in Britain to the United States for trial appears to be nearing an end, according to a lawyer seeking to represent him against charges in the deadly 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. David Kirby, a Burlington, Vt., lawyer, wrote in a letter to U.S. District Judge Lewis A ...
Former Milford assistant city attorney gets pension, full health benefits
MILFORD -- The former assistant city attorney who settled a lawsuit against the city over her firing, will receive full health benefits and was credited with another year of age in calculating her pension, a city official said Friday.
Attorney general goes to court to halt sale of antibiotic look-alikes
Attorney general goes to court to halt sale of antibiotic look-alikes
Lawyer: Non-appeal of Sol-Gen not favorable to Dacers
MANILA, Philippines - A law professor and human rights lawyer believes a petition filed by the Dacer daughters for the Supreme Court (SC) to review a decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) junking two murder charges against Sen. Panfilo Lacson for the November 2000 Dacer-Corbito killings may have been weakened by the non-filing of an appeal by the Office of the Solicitor General representing ...
Attorney: Child had accidents, wasn’t abused
GULFPORT -- The mother of a 2-year-old boy sought medical attention for her child four times in five days, and was arrested after a hospital report said there was a possibility the child had been abused, said the attorney for Kristen Eason and her boyfriend, Gulfport police officer Adam Dedeaux.
Lawyer turns to literary license
ONLY IN THE WORLD-HERALD Gallup holds no hope his “legal psychodrama” will sway a judge.
Attorney General files suit against Odessa National golf course owner
Attorney General Beau Biden announced Thursday that his office has filed a lawsuit against Joseph M. Capano and two companies he owns - Odessa National Golf Course, LLC, and Odessa National Development Company, LLC – for failing to complete amenities at the Odessa National residential community as required by a binding agreement with the Delaware Department of Justice.
Town attorney’s DWI case shifted to Niagara Falls
LOCKPORT—The drunken driving case against prominent Lockport attorney Daniel E. Seaman has been shifted to Niagara Falls City Court.
Attorney's Office acts on complaint
LAKE HAMILTON -- A representative of the State Attorney's Office confirmed Wednesday that the office is looking into an allegation of a violation of Florida's Sunshine law by town officials.
Former Brevard attorney charged with domestic battery
Former attorney Todd Deratany was arrested Friday morning on a misdemeanor domestic battery charge.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces $91 Million Settlement with Multinational Swiss Bank UBS AG
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has announced a $90.8 million national settlement, which includes some $6.3 million for California agencies, with the multinational Swiss bank UBS AG over allegations of anticompetitive and fraudulent conduct in the municipal bond derivatives industry.
Attorney General John Kroger struggles to toughen Oregon's public records act
Local and state government lobbyists have raised a host of objections to Oregon Attorney John Kroger's attempts to toughen the state's public records act, and the bill may die in this year's legislative session.
Lawyer seeks DNA testing in 1987 killing
A Cincinnati man convicted of a headline-grabbing rape and stabbing death of a Veterans Affairs Medical Center nurse in 1987 hopes modern DNA tests will exonerate him after 23 years behind bars.
Lawyer: Jackson's doc didn't give excessive drugs
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawyer for Michael Jackson’s doctor said his client never gave or prescribed Jackson the painkillers Demerol or OxyContin, and denied reports suggesting that the doctor gave the pop star drugs that contributed to his death.
Lawyer for doctor: Jackson had pulse when found
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jackson still had a faint pulse and his body was warm when his doctor found him in bed and not breathing, a lawyer for the doctor told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Michigan attorney general sues over housemate benefits ruling
Lansing — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit Friday against the Civil Service Commission, alleging it exceeded its authority when it extended health benefits to housemates of state employees.