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Yellowstone Club founder blames lawyer for woes
The founder of Montana's exclusive Yellowstone Club claims in a new lawsuit that he was betrayed by his ex-attorney in a civil fraud case that resulted in a $40 million judgment against him.
Attorney General says no more money available for sheriffs
Attorney General Barry Penner said today he is concerned about trials being cancelled this week by a lack of sheriffs but said there is no more money in the budget during a tight economy.
Attorney pleads guilty to keying cars, leaving nasty notes
A Seattle attorney has admitted to keying improperly-parked cars in the Columbia Tower parking garage, then leaving behind angry notes for the drivers.
U.S. Washington State attorney general announces race for governor
Washington State Attorney General Rob McKenna speaks to his supporters at Sammamish High School in Bellevue, Washington State of the United States, June 8, 2011. Rob McKenna officially announced his race for governor Wednesday night.
DeKalb County lawyer accused of prostitution
Young attorney pleads not guilty to the charges A young DeKalb County attorney who received her law license last year has been charged with three counts of prostitution, officials said.
DeKalb County lawyer charged with prostitution
Young attorney pleads not guilty to the charges A young attorney who received her law license last year has been charged with prostitution, officials say.
Lawyer: Records clear mayor of prostitution rumors
The attorney for Denver mayor-elect Michael Hancock sought on Thursday to quell rumors that surfaced during the final days of the campaign that Hancock had solicited prostitutes.
Toney-Deal Pact Done Correctly, State Attorney's Office Says
A State Attorney's Office investigator said Thursday that the Florida Sunshine Law was not violated in the Haines City City Commission's handling of City Manager Ann Toney-Deal's separation agreement.
Attorney helping human trafficking victims find way to escape
An Phong Vo is going to Bangkok, where she will try to aid an estimated 500 asylum-seekers.
Terri Moore resigns post as top assistant to Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins
First Assistant District Attorney Terri Moore is among several parting ways with the DA after joining him in 2007.
Judy Moran will find jail hard - lawyer
Judy Moran's lawyer claims she is an 'old' 66-year-old who will find jail time more difficult than most.
Robert Sivick named new city attorney
Former Howard County Attorney Robert Sivick, who also is a former Omaha city councilman and former member of the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, has been selected to be Grand Island’s next city attorney.
Lawyer: Several other people saw IU student
ROTC cadets (above) and others continue looking for Lauren Spierer; local landowners asked to check fields, woods
Former Howard County Attorney to be GI City Attorney
GRAND ISLAND - Former Howard County Attorney Robert Sivick, who also is a former Omaha city councilman and former member of the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission, has been selected to be Grand Island's next city attorney.
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.
Attorney General has deputy at W&M
WILLIAMSBURG — When Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli decided to assign a full-time deputy to the College of William & Mary campus, he took work from three people and cost Sen. Tommy Norment (R-3rd) more than $100,000 in income.
Attorney Arthur Cormier Joins ROI Corporation Team
Attorney Arthur “Art” Cormier has joined ROI Corporation in their M&A Division as a Mergers and Acquisitions Intermediary. (PRWeb June 10, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20
LAWRENCE: Council appoints its new attorney
Township Council approved Michael W. Herbert to become the municipal attorney by a 3-2 vote at a special meeting Tuesday night. He replaces former Municipal Attorney Kevin Nerwinski, who was elevated by the council to become the Municipal Court judge.
KHAN LAWYER LOOKS INTO AIRPORT CHECKS
Amir Khan has asked his lawyer to investigate why he is being subjected to what he calls "frustrating" delays every time he visits America.
Lawyer for "Surfing Madonna" artist negotiating with city
The Encinitas City Council says the lawyer for the artist who created the "Surfing Madonna" mosaic has come forward with instructions on how to remove the artwork without destroying it.
Attorney: No cash, checks to Pryor
Whether a perusal by NCAA investigators of Terrelle Pryor's financial records helped hasten the junior quarterback's decision to leave Ohio State isn't known.
Terrelle Pryor's lawyer: NCAA is like slavery
While he says his client has no grudges, Terrelle Pryor's attorney, Larry James, dropped the word "slavery" when talking about "harsh and idiotic" NCAA rules on Sirius XM radio (via NBCsports.com).
Ex-city aide's lawyer: FBI video of payments is misleading
A lawyer for a former Detroit city aide says he's concerned about FBI surveillance videos that show his client accepting a wad of cash from a business executive. Attorney Walter Pookrum said the video puts his client John Clark -- who was indicted in a bribery scandal involving a $1.2-billion sludge deal -- in the wrong light.
Lawyer: Records clear mayor of prostitution rumors
The attorney for Denver mayor-elect Michael Hancock sought on Thursday to quell rumors that surfaced during the final days of the campaign that Hancock had solicited prostitutes.
Lawyer: Several other people saw missing student
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The search for missing Indiana University student Lauren Spierer continues, while the lawyer for a central figure in the case shared his version of what happened in the hours before her disappearance.
Lawyer: Khodorkovsky sent to unknown prison
A lawyer for jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he appears to have been sent to a prison colony outside of Moscow to continue serving his 13-year sentence, but the location is still unknown.
"Barefoot Bandit" plea deal expected soon: lawyer
An accused serial thief dubbed the "Barefoot Bandit" pleaded not guilty on Thursday to a newly filed burglary charge, but a plea deal with prosecutors on all six counts he faces in federal court appears imminent, his lawyer said.
Attorney general calls cybercrime urgent problem
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says the increasing frequency of Internet-based crime is one of the most urgent and complex challenges the country faces.
Lawyer denies claims he bilked clients
An Ottawa lawyer now living in the south of France says he is too ill to return to Canada, but vehemently denies suggestions that he bilked clients of $300,000.
Attorney Arthur Cormier Joins ROI Corporation Team
Attorney Arthur “Art” Cormier has joined ROI Corporation in their M&A Division as a Mergers and Acquisitions Intermediary.
Lawyer: Khodorkovsky sent to unknown prison
A lawyer for jailed oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky says he appears to have been sent to a prison colony outside of Moscow to continue serving his 13-year sentence, but the location is still unknown.
Attorney charged with prostitution
A Sycamore attorney was charged with three counts of prostitution -- including one felony.Reema Bajaj, was charged with three counts of prostitution, according to DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler.Bajaj was charged with two misdemeanors and one felony because the alleged acts of prostitution happened within 1,000 feet of a school, Spangler said.Authorities began looking into Bajaj after they ...
U.S. Attorney George Holding announces resignation
U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina has announced he is stepping down from his position.
US Attorney steps down
THIS INFORMATION FROM A NEWS RELEASE SENT TO THE WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 NEWSROOM RALEIGH, NC (USAO) -- George E.B. Holding, who has served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina since June 2006, today announced he was stepping down his position effective July 8, 2011. Previously, Holding served as First Assistant US Attorney during the tenure of former US Attorney Frank ...
Defense lawyer: 'Not proven is not guilty'
The attorney for Richard Vitale urged jurors to acquit the Boston businessman, saying federal prosecutors have relied on an unethical witness to falsely accuse Vitale and former House speaker Salvatore DiMasi of participating in a public corruption scheme.
Defense lawyer McAllister disbarred
Veteran criminal defense lawyer Robert T. McAllister has been disbarred after admitting to converting client funds, Law Week Colorado reports.
U.S. attorney prosecuting John Edwards to step down
George E.B. Holding, the U.S. attorney overseeing the prosecution of former Democratic vice presidential nominee John Edwards, announced Friday that he is stepping down from his current post.
Attorney charged with three counts of prostitution
A Sycamore attorney was charged with three counts of prostitution -- including one felony.Reema Bajaj, 25, of Sycamore, was charged with three counts of prostitution, according to DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler.Bajaj was charged with two misdemeanors and one felony because the alleged acts of prostitution happened within 1,000 feet of a school, Spangler said.Authorities began looking into Bajaj ...
Lawyer: Ex-NC senator paid off shooting victim
A lawyer says former state Sen. R.C. Soles paid off a man he shot in the leg during a 2009 confrontation at the politician's home.
Attorney: McGregor bribed no one
11:15 -- Recapping opening statement of Joe Espy, attorney for Milton McGregor.
Power of attorney: how to get it and use it
Giving someone power of attorney over your legal affairs before you become unable to do so saves anyone having to go to court.
Attorney's trial to begin Tuesday
The trial for Forrest City attorney Mike Easley will begin next week after a federal judge on Wednesday denied a motion to dismiss charges against him.
Attorney wants rehearing on police case
The losing attorney has asked the Indiana Supreme Court to rehear a case in which it recently ruled people have no right to resist police officers who illegally enter their homes. Read more at www.WISHTV.com
Attorney for DiMasi associate tells jurors: ‘Not proven is not guilty.’
The attorney for Richard Vitale today urged jurors to acquit the Boston businessman, saying federal prosecutors have relied on an unethical witness to falsely accuse Vitale and former House speaker Salvatore DiMasi of participating in a public corruption scheme.
Sycamore Attorney Appears In Court On Prostitution Charges
A Sycamore attorney appeared in court this week on charges of prostitution.
Attorney: Isreal Won't Get Fair Trial In Warren Co.
An attorney has asked to move the trial for a man accused of leading a police chase that ended in a sheriff's deputy's death.
Attorney charged with three counts of prostitution
A Sycamore attorney was charged with three counts of prostitution -- including one felony.Reema Bajaj, 25, of Sycamore, was charged with three counts of prostitution, according to DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler.Bajaj was charged with two misdemeanors and one felony because the alleged acts of prostitution happened within 1,000 feet of a school, Spangler said.Authorities began looking into Bajaj ...
Whoops! Plaintiff Hired Lawyer First, Then Bought Product
New Jersey lawyers put forth a plaintiff who bought her soda after she hired them to sue.
Lawyer held accountable for his bad conduct
Dr. Andrew Gross, who is a physician/lawyer, and I filed a podiatrist malpractice case on behalf of Brandy Cannon in Dallas in 2007. The case was turned into an acrimonious fight by a junkyard dog lawyer, Gary Werley from Ft. Worth. Justice finally came yesterday in an opinon issued by the El Paso Court of Appeals confirming the decision of trial court Judge Marty Lowy to sanction Werley for his ...
Attorney for DiMasi associate tells jurors key prosecution witness lied on the stand
A defense attorney today used humor to attack the credibility of the key prosecution witness in House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi’s federal corruption trial, telling jurors that “not one single person’’ believes the witness told the truth. Attorney Thomas Drechsler urged jurors to acquit his client, Richard McDonough, who is being tried on corruption charges in US District Court along with DiMasi ...