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Lawyer says Doors-themed bar in Paris violates intellectual property rights
Bartender built bar as homage to favourite band
Wedding Scams: Oklahoma Attorney General Warns Couples
Attorney General Scott Pruitt's Public Protection Unit warned Oklahoma couples Friday to be cautious and aware of possible fraud during the summer wedding season.
DiMasi lawyer: ex-speaker innocent of charges based on word of liar
Former House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi should be acquitted of corruption charges because no one who grew up in Boston’s North End would ever use the phrase “let’s make hay,’' as a key prosecutor alleged, DiMasi’s attorney said today.
Legislator wants attorney general to force travel companies to pay tax
Legislator: Documents show travel companies have worked to avoid paying taxes for years and should be forced to pay up.
Russo appoints longtime chief assistant Barbara Parker as acting city attorney
Departing City Attorney takes new position as Alameda city manager on Monday
Attorney General Steps Into Controversy Over Sale Of Golf Course Land
Follow Your Town News On The Courant's New Britain Facebook Page Attorney General George Jepsen is stepping into the controversy over the city's plans to sell part of Stanley Golf Course to Costco, saying he wants to see if the proposed agreement violates the terms of the deed under which the land was donated to the city.
Attorney General Steps Into Controversy Over Sale Of Golf Course Land For Costco
Follow Your Town News On The Courant's New Britain Facebook Page Attorney General George Jepsen is stepping into the controversy over the city's plans to sell part of Stanley Golf Course to Costco, saying he wants to see if the proposed agreement violates the terms of the deed under which the land was donated to the city.
Defense attorney for death penalty case dies
Timothy Dodd, an Evansville attorney well-known for his advocacy on behalf of lawyers and judges struggling with addictions and life issues, died Thursday at Deaconess Hospital.
Attorney Sentenced in Saban Tax Case
Los Angeles tax attorney Matthew Krane was sentenced to 32 months in prison Friday for taking a $36 million kickback federal prosecutors say he received in return for steering media mogul Haim Saban into an illegal tax shelter.
Attorney General's Office Speaks Out About Local Child Porn Arrest
A Bryan man is behind bars, charged with several counts of child pornography.
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.
Lawyer to sue Khazanah for denying son scholarship
KUALA LUMPUR: A man wants to sue Khazanah Nasional Bhd, Yayasan Khazanah and its director after his son failed to get a scholarship offered by the foundation and the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust.
Light their ire: Attorney for The Doors tells Paris bar to remove images of Jim Morrison, band
PARIS — The walls of the Paris bar are plastered with images of Jim Morrison and The Doors, and a bust of the lead singer presides over the beer tap — all part of the owner’s lifelong passion for the band. But an attorney for the group doesn’t love it madly. Christophe Maillet said he received a letter from a Beverly Hills, California-based attorney warning that “The Doors do not want to be seen ...
R.I. Corrections officials, attorney general at odds over good time interpretation
R.I. attorney general, Department of Corrections differ on whether credits can be eliminated for some inmates already in prison
Oakland City Attorney Russo Appoints New Chief Assistant On Last Day
In his last day on the job, Oakland City Attorney John Russo Friday appointed Chief Assistant City Attorney Barbara Parker to be acting city attorney until a permanent successor is either appointed or elected.
Lawyer Accuses Chief Justice Of Leaking Evidence
Chris Ackumey, an Accra-based lawyer, has condemned in no uncertain terms, the Chief Justice (CJ), Mrs. Theodora Wood’s behavior to leak to the media the evidence he had provided her to prove that corruption in the judiciary is no longer a perception but a reality.
Banks "weakest link" in power of attorney requests
Children of elderly parents are finding exercising a power of attorney is far from straightforward.
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.
Watch: 'Excellent' Mother or Killer?
Part 2: Anthony's defense lawyer tries to poke holes in prosecution's case.
Banks "weakest link" in power of attorney requests
Children of elderly parents are finding exercising a power of attorney is far from straightforward.
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.
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 disbarred over misuse of funds
Veteran criminal defense lawyer Robert T. McAllister has been disbarred after admitting to converting client funds, Law Week Colorado reports.
Irish lawyer presses MEPs over staff allowances
An Irish lawyer has urged the European Parliament to release a report about MEPs' allowances which the EU's top court says was wrongly kept secret.
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. Weymouth, MA (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 Attorney Arthur “Art” Cormier has joined ROI Corporation in their M&A Division as a Mergers and Acquisitions Intermediary. Prior to joining ROI, Cormier spent over a decade representing financially distressed companies restructure their ...
Don't allow lawyer keep original will
Q: The lawyer who wrote my will 20 years ago has retired. I can't get hold of anyone to locate my original will, which the lawyer kept in his file.
Teen's Lawyer: Nothing Inappropriate in Weiner Tweets
There was nothing salacious or inappropriate in the tweets that Rep. Anthony Weiner exchanged with a 17-year-old Delaware girl, according to her family's lawyer, and police said the girl told them nothing about any criminal activity.
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.
Lawyer: No salacious Weiner Tweets to Delaware girl
WILMINGTON - A 17-year-old girl from Delaware has been interviewed by police about online contact with embattled U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D., N.Y.), but authorities say she didn't disclose any information about illegal conduct.
Attorney arrested, accused of forging court documents
By Mary Kincy [email protected] CLARKSVILLE — A Russellville attorney arrested here earlier this week is accused of giving four clients fraudulent divorce decrees signed not by the judges assigned to the cases, but by the lawyer himself.
Soledad man accused in two murders loses another county attorney
Another attorney has declared a conflict in representing a Soledad man accused in two separate murders.
Show Biz Lawyer Finally Sentenced in Massive Fraud Case
The bizarre saga involving former Hollywood tax attorney Matthew G. Krane appears to finally have co
Lawyer of ex-Tijuana mayor denies guns carved with Hank Rhon's name are his
TIJUANA, Mexico - The lawyer for detained former Tijuana Mayor Jorge Hank Rhon says the claim by federal prosecutors that weapons found on his client's property are carved with his name does not mean the guns are his.
Lawyer: US grants asylum to Mexican activist
A Mexican human rights activist has been granted political asylum by the U.S. government
Phoenix attorney tackles solar energy
Attorney Carla Consoli loves watching Arizona's solar industry slowly blossom. The partner at Phoenix's Lewis and Roca LLP law firm heads the group of 24 attorneys who handle alternative-energy issues, and solar energy is one of the group's specialties.
Lawyer batters cop over body scan
LAHORE, June 11: A lawyer beat up a police constable when the latter tried to scan the former with a metal detector at the entrance to Aiwan-i-Adl on Saturday morning.
Imette-slay lawyer sues
Even big-time defense attorneys need to pay the rent. The lawyer for convicted killer Darryl Littlejohn has filed a $13 million libel lawsuit against the city, claiming she was slandered when news leaked that she was under an ethics probe. Although she was exonerated, the probe delayed the money Joyce...
Yolo DA's office going paperless
Deputy District Attorney Diane Ortiz dons a black backpack and heads to the courthouse a block from her office.
Mediation lawyer takes to the ocean
Marina del Rey yacht makes divorce clients `feel more comfortable.'
Congress leader arrested for assaulting lawyer
Srinagar, Jun 12 (PTI) A Congress leader, who was booked for allegedly assaulting a lawyer here, has been arrested on charges of attempt to murder, official sources said today.District president of Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) Zahid Jan was arrested from the house of a senior party leader near Srinagar Airport during a midnight raid, the sources said.Police had registered a ...
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.
Attorney making case with solid lead
Little Rock attorney Joey Nichols knows what the topic of conversation will be when he returns to work Monday.
Attorney admits he should've returned shovel
KEARNEY - Attorney Kent Schroeder has received a $50 fine for taking a $30 shovel from a Kearney rental house.
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.
Scottish lawyer joins international team of fraud busters
A PARTNER with Morton Fraser has become the first Scottish member of an international anti-fraud organisation.
Tim Pawlenty praises former Attorney General John Ashcroft
DERRY, N.H. — Tim Pawlenty praised former Bush administration official John Ashcroft here on Sunday as someone who he would think of when appointing an attorney general.
City's attorney general takes a stand
In the course of five days last week, the District's mayor was called a "crook" at a public hearing, the council chairman's campaign committee was accused of widespread reporting violations, one council member disclosed he had been offered bribes, and another council member was accused of using his charity as ...
Lawyer leads 'over-taxed' A Pocono Country Place landowners to court
In an action that could help 6,000 A Pocono Country Place property owners, a local attorney is challenging the property assessments of owners who he believes have been over-taxed.
Lawyer Advertising Pioneer Lauds the Consumer Benefits of His Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Case
June 27th marks the 34th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision giving lawyers and other professional services providers the right to advertise (Bates and O’Steen v. State Bar of Arizona, 433 U.S. 350, 1977). Before this decision, lawyers in all 50 states were prohibited from advertising. Phoenix attorney Van O’Steen, who was a party to that case, says consumers are the greatest ...
Lawyer: Victim of New Square arson attack to sue rebbe
The lawyer for Aron Rottenberg, the New Square man seriously burned in an arson attack on his home, said that he would file a lawsuit today that contends New Square's grand rebbe is responsible for a campaign of intimidation against Rottenberg that sparked the attack.