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Lawyer: LA Union Leader Denies Theft Charges
A lawyer for a prominent Los Angeles union official and his wife says allegations of grand theft against the couple are unfounded.
More forgo lawyer in domestic cases in Westmoreland County
For more than a year, a growing number of mothers and fathers, husbands and wives have been serving as their own attorneys in domestic court cases.
Lawyer turns to literary license
ONLY IN THE WORLD-HERALD Gallup holds no hope his “legal psychodrama” will sway a judge.
Shelby County state's attorney juggles job, parenthood
SHELBYVILLE - After three months on the job as Shelby County state's attorney and nine months into the lifelong job of motherhood, Deborah Riley is settling into both positions without drama and with a single-minded focus on doing her best at both jobs.
Looking at city attorney's advisory opinions on conflicts of interest
Bellevue City Attorney Lori Riordan wrote four advisory opinions last year for City Council members who asked if they had conflicts of interest that could disqualify them from voting on council business.
The lawyer behind the $10 billion haul for Madoff victims
Everyone's mad at Irving Picard. To be fair, his job is thankless: He's the court-appointed bloodhound in charge of hunting down money for the victims of Bernard Madoff, a man who was so skilled at hiding money that he kept the biggest scam in the history of American finance going for at least two decades.
Nodine's attorney blasts retrial
BAY MINETTE, Ala. — Baldwin County District Attorney Hallie Dixon said she will need several more weeks to review existing evidence and examine new leads before deciding to retry former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine for the murder of April Downs.
Lawyer for jailers says firing was harsh
BROWNSVILLE — A lawyer for two Sheriff’s Department jailers who were fired after being arrested and charged in connection with the abuse of an inmate says the firing was too harsh a punishment.However, Chief Deputy Gus Reyna on Friday maintained...
PhillyDeals: Lawyer Jeffrey Rotwitt, of Family Court construction fame, is now courting the movie business
It is nearly a year since Jeffrey Rotwitt was forced out of his day job at the Philadelphia law firm Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel L.L.P. after The Inquirer reported his personal interest in the Family Court construction proposal he was bargaining for the state.
Landlord may need to go after lawyer
QUESTION: A few years ago, I hired a lawyer to collect money from a deadbeat renter. He handled the case badly, and let it drag on.
PhillyDeals: Lawyer Jeffrey Rotwitt, of Family Court construction fame, is now courting the movie business
It is nearly a year since Jeffrey Rotwitt was forced out of his day job at the Philadelphia law firm Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel L.L.P. after The Inquirer reported his personal interest in the Family Court construction proposal he was bargaining for the state.
Austrian Lawyer Drops His Pants During Questioning of His Client
An Austrian lawyer dropped his pants during the questioning of his client. While some lawyers drop the ball, this lawyer dropped his pants! However, the reason why remains a mystery. Perhaps it was . . .
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.
Drink-drive lawyer's case bothers judge
A judge has raised concerns that a Wellington criminal lawyer, caught drink-driving at almost four times the legal limit, had his sentencing moved to Whanganui and tried to get the case heard outside open court.
Disabled lawyer cranks out lawsuits
PAUL ELIAS Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO Scott Johnson calls himself a crusader for the disabled. The hundreds of small businesses he routinely sues call him a legal extortionist. Johnson has filed more than 1,000 lawsuits since 2004 alleging merchants and others are violating state and federal disabled access laws. He has filed more than a dozen in the last week, mostly against apartment ...
Disabled lawyer cranks out lawsuits
(05-08) 11:54 PDT San Francisco, CA (AP) -- Scott Johnson calls himself a crusader for the disabled. The hundreds of small businesses he routinely sues call him a legal extortionist. Johnson has filed more than 1,000...
Drink-drive lawyer's case bothers judge
A judge has raised concerns over a Wellington criminal lawyer's drink-driving case.
UPDATE: Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Fired Following DUI Arrest
An Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Kanawha County has been fired after arrested and charged with DUI Saturday night.
Lawyer: Finding jury in Pinellas 'silly'
According to three sources that ABC Action News spoke to, jury selection will begin Monday in Pinellas County for the Casey Anthony murder trial.
Attorney for imams says they want 'accountability'
The lawyer for two Muslim clergy removed from a flight to Charlotte because the pilot allegedly would not fly with them on board said Sunday he'll seek "accountability" from the airlines "to assure this does not happen again."
Attorney files to reopen portions of case
LISBON - An attorney appointed to argue a search issue for a drug possession appeal filed an application with the 7th District Court of Appeals Friday to reopen portions of his client's already heard case, claiming the previous attorney failed to raise errors he should have.
District attorney candidates spar over possible cutbacks
Richard Gammick Party: Republican Family: Married, son and daughter Age: 64 Residence: Reno Occupation: Washoe County district attorney Education: Earned a Bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Nevada, Reno and earned a law degree from the McGeorge School of Law Political experience: Elected district attorney five times Key endorsements/community involvement: Reno Mayor Bob ...
U.S. Attorney’s Office announces guilty plea, sentencing
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in South Bend and Hammond has released updates on La Porte County cases.
BALKIS: ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S LEAVE APPLICATION DISMISSED
PUTRAJAYA, May 9 (Bernama) -- The decision of the High Court to allow theSelangor Government and nine others to challenge the legality of the Registrarof Societies'' decision to dissolve and de-register Balkis remains intact. This follows the Federal Court''s refusal today to grant leave to theAttorney-General to appeal against the High Court''s decision.Balkis is a welfare and charity ...
Balkis: Attorney-General’s leave application dismissed
PUTRAJAYA: The decision of the High Court to allow the Selangor Government and nine others to challenge the legality of...
Balkis: Attorney-General's leave application dismissed
PUTRAJAYA, May 9 (Bernama) -- The decision of the High Court to allow the Selangor Government and nine others to challenge the legality of the Registrar of Societies' decision to dissolve and de-register Balkis remains intact.
Local attorney president of state bar association
MONTROSE — Local attorney David Masters has a new job — he is the incoming president of the Colorado Bar Association. Masters begins his one-year tenure July 1. He will retain his Montrose practice. (Masters is one of the Daily Press’ attorneys.)
County hires attorney to deal with Courthouse Square's insurance
Marion County has hired an attorney to deal with the company that sold it property insurance for Courthouse Square.
Lawyer Drops Pants at Police Station
VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian newspaper is reporting that a lawyer dropped his trousers during the questioning of his client by two female investigators, exposing his briefs.
Lawyer surprises ET court
The NPA was "taken aback" by the actions of the new lawyer for a man accused of killing Terre'Blanche.
Lawyer appeals for Mercanti's release
The lawyer for Finks bikie gang member Troy Mercanti has argued in the Supreme Court that his client should be immediately released from prison.
Attorney says he's ready for Terre'Blanche trial
The new attorney for Chris Mahlangu -- accused along with a minor of killing Eugene Terre'Blanche -- on Monday told the court he was ready to proceed.
‘Lawyer’ dupes 75-yr-old of N12m
LAGOS—A Yaba Magistrate court has been told how a fake lawyer, Samuel Oladipupo Jibode allegedly duped a 75 years old man, Mr. Monsuru Adeyemi, of N10 million under the pretense of selling a property to him.
Attorney for imams, who were pulled off plane, seeks 'accountability'
The lawyer for two Muslim clergy removed from a flight to Charlotte because the pilot allegedly would not fly with them on board said Sunday he'll seek "accountability" from the airlines "to assure this does not happen again."
Attorney wants judge disqualified from drug case
Developments in an unusual drug case have prompted a local defense attorney to take an unusual step asking the Ohio Supreme Court to disqualify the judge hearing the case.
New legal headache for Galliano as lawyer sues
Shamed fashion designer John Galliano faced a new legal headache on Monday after his former lawyer lodged lawsuits against him alleging defamation and slander.
Small businesses need three legs, don't saw off the lawyer
It may be tempting to forgo professional legal advice when starting a new business, but it's still a good idea to hire a business attorney
Casey Anthony no bin Laden, former lawyer says
Former Casey rep: 31-day delay in reporting Caylee disappearance must be explained; "This should not be death penalty case"
Attorney of man, 71, accused in '82 killing says prosecutors misled grand jury
The principles of the Wheelmen motorcycle club were spelled out in the bylaws.
Designer Galliano sued by former French lawyer in money dispute
PARIS -- Shamed fashion designer John Galliano was facing a new legal headache Monday after his former lawyer lodged lawsuits against him alleging defamation and slander. The British couturier was sacked as French fashion house Dior's creative director in February after being caught on film subjecting cafe patrons to...
Disabled lawyer cranks out lawsuits to enforce ADA
Scott Johnson calls himself a crusader for the disabled. The hundreds of small businesses he routinely sues call him a legal extortionist.
Attorney general will not appeal Logan woman's release from prison
One week after a judge determined she was factually innocent of the murder for which she was convicted, Debra Brown walked out of Timpanogos Woman's Prison a free woman. Monday evening, Utah's attorney general announced he will not appeal the judges decision.
Berlusconi in court over British lawyer bribe claims
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi appeared in court for the first time on Monday over allegations that he bribed a British witness to perjure himself in another trial.
Attorney General: US to share with allies information culled from bin Laden raid
PARIS - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the United States will share new information about Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida's operations with its allies as soon as possible.
Blago attorney to question key prosecution witness
The Associated Press The Associated Press CHICAGO A defense attorney is getting his first shot at trying to poke holes in the account of a key prosecution witness at the corruption trial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. Last week, former Blagojevich chief of staff John Harris's testimony centered on allegations that Blagojevich sought to exchange an appointment to President Barack Obama ...
Lawyer withdraws from mob trial
Reputed mob boss Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio will likely have to find a new attorney.
Blago attorney questioning prosecution witness
A defense attorney is trying to cast doubts on the reliability of a key prosecution witness in the corruption trial of ousted Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich . On Monday, Aaron Goldstein wasted little time in going after former Blagojevich chief of staff John Harris.
Judge tells Blago attorney, 'Don't go there' during cross examination
A defense attorney for the former governor was reprimanded several times Monday during the cross examination of Rod Blagojevich's former chief of staff.
U.S. Attorney: 'Wicked intent' of gang hit list found in Monterey County jail
Federal authorities expressed alarm after discovering an alleged Nuestra Familia hit list containing detailed, confidential information about FBI witnesses and informants.
Lawyer expects verdict for Americans held in Iran
A lawyer for three Americans charged with spying after they were arrested near Iran's border with Iraq said Monday he expected the court to issue a verdict at the next hearing Wednesday.