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Fayetteville Lawyer Explains Wal-Mart Ruling
With the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in the class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart, a local lawyer explains what it means for the future of class-action lawsuits.
State Attorney General George Jepsen refers SEBAC complaint to state auditors who over whistle=blower issues
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has referred a complaint by the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition, accusing the Yankee Institute of allegedly illegal activity regarding ratification of a workers’ concession deal, to the state auditors who oversee whistle-blower complaints.
Attorney says "forgivable" loan program conditions for Central Corridor businesses are too harsh
An attorney representing 11 organizations and businesses likely to be affected by construction of the Central Corridor light-rail line criticized the terms of the city's new zero-interest, $20,000 "forgivable" loan program and said he will ask city officials to re-evaluate the lending conditions.
Attorney says priest sex case should be thrown out based on legal conflict
The case of a former St. Paul priest charged with criminal sexual conduct for having an affair with a Nativity of Our Lord parishioner should be thrown out, the priest's attorney argued in court Monday.
Lawyer: Mubarak may have cancer
CAIRO - Ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was treated last year for cancer in his gallbladder and pancreas, and it may have spread to his stomach, his defense lawyer said Monday. However, two senior Egyptian medical officials - one of whom heads Mubarak's team of doctors - said he does not have the disease.
Celebrity lawyer takes Explorer sex case
Los Angeles-based celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred announced Monday night that she will represent a 16-year-old girl who has accused a former San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy and another man of having sex with her. Allred will appear for the girl during this morning's arraignment of the former deputy, Nathan James Gastineau, in San Bernardino, the lawyer said in an emailed news release.
Attorney general recommends fine for Open Meeting Law violation
The state attorney general's office recommends fining the town $1,000 for an intentional violation of the Open Meeting Law when selectmen last year discussed appointing members to a town commission before a scheduled meeting.
Lawyer: Iran sets new date for hearing of American hikers charged with espionage
TEHRAN, Iran - A lawyer for the three American hikers charged with espionage in Iran say a new hearing date has been set in the case.
Feds say suspended lawyer was working for Sandy Annabi defense
NEW YORK — A suspended lawyer has been acting as a shadow counsel for the Sandy Annabi defense team in violation of his banishment from the bar, federal prosecutors charge.
Attorney gets to schmooze with royalty
Local immigration attorney Steven L. Tuchman is still waiting to be knighted by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. He might have gotten a step closer earlier this month when he dined with her at the Danish Embassy in Washington.
City attorney pick reprimanded by Nebraska Supreme Court
Grand Island Mayor Jay Vavricek's pick for city attorney was reprimanded by the Nebraska Supreme Court for an outburst in open court.
California lawyer sues State Dept. over revoked green card lottery
A California immigration lawyer has sued the State Department after the agency tossed out the results of a green card lottery, shattering the dreams of applicants notified that they had won a chance to live in the U.S. legally.
Lawyer: Fight Isn’t Over
A Santa Fe attorney who helped start a huge gender discrimination case against Wal-Mart that the U.S. Supreme Court blocked on Monday vowed he and others would continue to pursue... Read more »
Lawyer: TV figure indicted in NY fake-attack case
A lawyer for a New York TV meteorologist accused of fabricating attacks on her says his client has been indicted, an unusual step for prosecutors in a misdemeanor case.
L.A. Family Law Attorney Mark Baer Shoots Down Belief That "Pit Bull" Attorneys Better Protect Clients Than Their ...
LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - 06/21/11) - So-called 'pit bull' attorneys or hardcore litigators do more damage than good in a divorce/family law case compared to an attorney who problem-solves, says Los Angeles Family Law Attorney Mark Baer . "There is a common misconception that the more aggressive the litigator, the better-protected the client, which is totally inaccurate," says Mr. Baer ...
Alabama tornadoes: Attorney General Luther Strange pushes for law against looting
Attorney General Luther Strange said Monday that Alabama needs a specific law against looting, an idea that drew praise from prosecutors pursuing the cases from April's storms.
Nigeria: Lawyer to Mimiko - Don't Put Ondo Into Deeper Debt
Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko (middle), UNICEF Assistant Country Representative, Sara Beysolow Nyanti, and UNICEF's Communication Specialist, Caroline Akosile, during the signing ceremony of the 2011-2013 Programme Implementation Agreement in Akure on Monday.
Lawyer says Quebec doc was sick when kids died
The lawyer for a former Quebec cardiologist charged with killing his two young children says he was clearly sick at the time of their deaths.
Lawyer leaves legacy of tenacity
BARTOW -- Those who witnessed the late C. Ray McDaniel as he thundered away in any Polk County courtroom described him Sunday as a bulldog whose tenacity rivaled few.
State Attorney General George Jepsen refers SEBAC complaint to state auditors who over whistle=blower issues
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has referred a complaint by the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition, accusing the Yankee Institute of allegedly illegal activity regarding ratification of a workers’ concession deal, to the state auditors who oversee whistle-blower complaints.
Lawyer: DNA clears client of 1994 murder
An attorney says a DNA test found blood evidence from the 1994 murder of a Waukegan businessman doesn't match a man convicted of the crime.
Attorney questions possible witness deal
Ozark -- A defense attorney is questioning former Christian County Prosecutor Ron Cleek's statement that he never offered a star witness help in exchange for testimony in Paula Hall's murder trial.
Thai Prime Minister Seeks to Provoke Opposition over 2010 Massacre, Says Lawyer
A lawyer representing Thailand's Red Shirt pro-democracy movement has criticized a move by Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva to hold an election campaign rally at the Ratchaprasong intersection in Bangkok, the site of mass killings of protesters by the Army in May 2010.
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.
Judge grills attorney over immig. law
A federal judge grilled an attorney for the state of Indiana on Monday about the state's new immigration law, questioning how police would enforce the law and saying one of its provisions conflicts with federal law.
U.S. Senate confirms Portland attorney Michael Simon as Oregon federal judge
The Portland attorney endured long delay and partisan politics before winning lifetime post.
Debit-Card Swipe-Fee Cap Not Traditional, Lawyer Says
A planned cap on the debit-card swipe fees charged to merchants by the biggest U.S. banks is “discriminatory,” a lawyer for one of the affected banks told a U.S. appeals court panel.
Disputed will gives $1.1M to family of lawyer who wrote deceased's will
The family of an 88-year-old Bridgeport man who died last November claims that the elderly man's lawyer pressured him into leaving $1.1 million to the lawyer and eight members of his own family and then overbilled for the legal work.
Attorney Loses Bid For His Case To Be Tossed
An Ames attorney accused of assaulting a female client has lost his bid for dismissal of his case.
Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff Attorney in Los Angeles Named Winner of '40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Awards'
Andrew Apfelberg, a shareholder in the corporate and securities practice at Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff in Los Angeles, has just been named one of the nation's top mergers and acquisitions attorneys as a winner of the 2011 "40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Awards."
Ames attorney’s sex assault case to go to trial
Ames attorney Gerald Moothart’s motion to dismiss a sex assault case against him was denied by a judge Monday, paving the way for the case to go before a jury this week.
City Attorney: Misbehaving cops’ names should be released
The Seattle City Attorney's Office has asked a judge to clear the way for the city to release the names of police officers disciplined for misconduct.
Greensboro City Attorney To Receive $48,000 in Separation Agreement
Greensboro will pay a city attorney employed for only six months more than $48,000 in its separation agreement.
Charge jailed potato farmer in Canada: lawyer
A lawyer for a New Brunswick potato farmer jailed in Lebanon is calling on the federal justice minister to charge his client.
McCourt Lawyer: Selig Hasn't Acted in Good Faith
Lawyer: Selig hasn't acted in good faith toward Los Angeles Dodgers owner
McCourt lawyer: Selig didn't act in good faith
An attorney for Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt says baseball Commissioner Bud Selig didn't act in good faith when he rejected a proposed television deal that would help rescue the troubled franchise.
Boise attorney who pleaded guilty to felony grand theft decides he wants to keep original sentencing agreement
Richard A. "Rick" Bergesen has changed his mind again about the sentencing portion of his
McCourt lawyer: Selig didn't act in good faith
An attorney for Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt says baseball Commissioner Bud Selig didn't act in good faith when he rejected a proposed television deal that would help rescue the troubled franchise.
Lawyer: Selig hasn't acted in good faith
An attorney for Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt says baseball Commissioner Bud Selig didn't act in good faith when he rejected a proposed television deal that would help rescue the troubled franchise.
Greensboro City Attorney, Council Finalize Separation Agreement
Greensboro City Council voted unanimously Tuesday during a closed session on a separation agreement with City Attorney Julia "Rita" McNeil Danish. 
McCourt's lawyer says Selig hasn't acted in good faith
Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig hasn't acted in good faith by rejecting a proposed television deal involving the Los Angeles Dodgers and appeared determined to run Frank McCourt out of the sport, an attorney representing the embattled owner said Tuesday.
Former U.S. attorney in Seattle pushing pot legalization initiative in Washington
John McKay says laws criminalizing marijuana are wrongheaded because they create an enormous black market exploited by international cartels and crime rings.
Former Seattle US attorney pushes pot legalization
A man who once served as the Justice Department's top official in Seattle said Tuesday that he is sponsoring an initiative to legalize possession of up to an ounce of dried marijuana in Washington state, a measure he hopes will help "shame Congress" into ending pot prohibition.
Former Seattle US attorney pushes pot legalization
A man who once served as the Justice Department's top official in Seattle said Tuesday that he is sponsoring an initiative to legalize possession of up to an ounce of dried marijuana in Washington state, a measure he hopes will help "shame Congress" into ending pot prohibition.
City Attorney: Misbehaving cops’ names should be released
The Seattle City Attorney’s Office has asked a judge to clear the way for the city to release the names of police officers disciplined for misconduct. Asking that a King County Superior Court judge overturn a May decision, City Attorney Pete Holmes’ office claimed an arbitrator erred in ruling last month in finding that the [...]
AP NewsBreak: Former Seattle US attorney sponsoring initiative to legalize marijuana in Wash.
SEATTLE - A man who once served as the Justice Department's top official in Seattle said Tuesday that he is sponsoring an initiative to legalize possession of up to an ounce of dried marijuana in Washington state, a measure he hopes will help "shame Congress" into ending pot prohibition.
Attorney Arrested, Accused Of Buying Oxycodone Pills
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Missouri attorney general sues area butcher
ST. LOUIS • Attorney General Chris Koster announced Tuesday that his office has filed a lawsuit attempting to stop an area butcher from selling ground beef and sausage containing beef heart and soy products.
Tow case figure was robbed of empty money bags, lawyer says
TOWN AND COUNTRY • The lawyer for William Bialczak, a key figure in the St. Louis towing scandal who went to prison for tax evasion, said Tuesday that masked robbers who took a money bag from his client at gunpoint outside his home here obtained no cash.