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Greenfield lawyer allegedly stole $186K
A Greenfield lawyer has been indicted by a Franklin County grand jury, for allegedly stealing more than $186,000 from an elderly couple he represented in a personal injury case.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and 37 Other Attorneys General Announce $40.75 Million Settlement over Allegations ...
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris and 37 other attorneys general announced a $40.75 million settlement with GlaxoSmithKline, LLC and SB Pharmco Puerto Rico, Inc. for alleged substandard drug manufacturing processes.
Conn. man wins nearly $1M for botched eye surgery
A 60-year-old Army veteran won a $925,000 settlement with the Department of Veterans Affairs after he was blinded in one eye during a routine outpatient cataract operation, his attorney said Monday.
Investigators’ Group Honors Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney
The California District Attorney Investigators’ Association on Friday honored Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Janice Maurizi as its 2011 Prosecutor of the Year at a conference in San Diego.
Greig hires veteran defense lawyer Kevin J. Reddington to represent her in âWhiteyâ Bulger case
Highly respected defense attorney Kevin J. Reddington has been hired to represent Catherine Greig, James âWhiteyâ Bulgerâs girlfriend who allegedly spent 16 years on the run with the Winter Hill gang leader.
Greig's Attorney 'Handles Difficult Clients, Charms Juries'
The attorney now representing James "Whitey" Bulger's girlfriend Catherine Greig is among the states best known defense attorneys.
Disbarred lawyer Kenneth Heller to pay nearly $10M for Swiss-bank tax scam
Kenny Yeller is now Kenny the Meek. A notoriously cranky lawyer who got disbarred for screaming at judges and other attorneys was all apologies in court this morning as he copped a plea to tax evasion. Kenneth Heller -- whose irascible behavior earned him the nickname "Kenny Yeller" -- agreed...
Council could revisit some Lansdowne evidence: city lawyer
City lawyers offered to hold an emergency session of Ottawa city council to clear up mistakes made during their presentation of the Lansdowne Park partnership last summer, but said they didn't want that session to delay a ruling in a court challenge of the partnership.
Court-appointed lawyer at issue in Bulger case
The judge who will preside over the case against Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger has ordered prosecutors and Bulger's temporary lawyer to try to agree on whether Bulger will get a court-appointed attorney to defend him against charges that he had a role in 19 murders.
Catherine Greig Hires Attorney Kevin Reddington
Whitey Bulger’s girlfriend Catherine Greig has hired an attorney and has dropped her request for a court-appointed counsel.
VB lawyer indicted on fraud charges
A Virginia Beach lawyer will make his initial court appearance Monday, June 27 on various fraud related charges.
Attorney general, governor, public defenders want courts to continue in shutdown
Four GOP senators say only a legislative appropriation can fund the courts.
Bulger judge takes up lawyer issue
The judge who will preside over the case against Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger has ordered prosecutors and Bulger's temporary lawyer to try to reach agreement on whether Bulger will get a court-appointed attorney to defend him against charges for his alleged role in 19 murders.
Va. Beach lawyer charged with stealing from client's trust fund
NORFOLK A Virginia Beach attorney whose law license was suspended earlier this year has been indicted on federal charges of stealing more than $500,000 from a client’s trust fund. Brian Gay, 52, was arrested today and was to appear in U.S. District Court this afternoon.
Greig hires veteran lawyer while hearing set for tomorrow on lawyer for James ‘Whitey’ Bulger
Kevin J. Reddington, a highly respected defense attorney whose office is in Brockton, has been hired to represent Catherine Greig, James ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s girlfriend who spent 16 years on the run with the gang leader.
Blagojevich jury has verdict, deadlocked on two counts: attorney
The jury in the second corruption trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich said on Monday it had reached a verdict on 18 of 20 counts, the court clerk and spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office said.
Attorney: Gilley has 'no choice' but to be truthful
The attorney for Country Crossing developer Ronnie Gilley said Monday Gilley ‘has everything to lose’ if he gives untruthful testimony at the bingo corruption trial.
Lawyer for Bulger victim wins lien on $800,000
BOSTON—A lawyer for one of James "Whitey" Bulger's victims has won a lien on the $800,000 in cash authorities found in Bulger's Santa Monica, Calif.
Lawyer for Bulger victim wins lien on $800,000
A lawyer for one of James "Whitey" Bulger's victims has won a lien on the $800,000 in cash authorities found in Bulger's Santa Monica, Calif., apartment when he was arrested last week after 16 years as a fugitive.
Economix: The Lawyer Surplus, State by State
Researchers seek to quantify how many lawyers are being produced in each state, and how that compares with how many jobs for lawyers are being created. New York has the biggest legal oversupply.
James ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s Bid for Lawyer to Be Heard Tomorrow, Judge Decides
James “Whitey” Bulger, the accused Boston mobster arrested last week after 16 years on the run, will have his bid for a court-appointed lawyer heard tomorrow, a federal judge ruled.
Court-appointed lawyer at issue in Bulger case
The judge who will preside over the case against Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger has ordered prosecutors and Bulger's temporary lawyer to try to reach an agreement on whether Bulger will get a court-appointed attorney to defend him against charges that he had a role in 19 murders.
Court-appointed lawyer at issue in Bulger case
The judge who will preside over the case against Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger has ordered prosecutors and Bulger's temporary lawyer to try to reach an agreement on whether Bulger will get a court-appointed attorney to defend him against charges that he had a role in 19 murders.
US Attorney: Blagojevich verdict 'bittersweet'
The top federal prosecutor in Chicago says the verdict delivered in Rod Blagojevich's trial sends a "loud and clear message" that the ousted Illinois governor committed serious crimes.
Deputy City Attorney Hagemann to replace McCarley
The Charlotte City Council voted unanimously today to hire Senior Deputy City Attorney Robert Hagemann to replace outgoing City Attorney Mac McCarley, who is retiring at the end of the year.
US Attorney: Blagojevich verdict 'bittersweet'
The top federal prosecutor in Chicago says the verdict delivered in Rod Blagojevich's trial sends a "loud and clear message" that the ousted Illinois governor committed serious crimes.
Ex-Warren city attorney withdraws suit seeking blogger's identity
A Macomb County Circuit Court judge upheld the right of a blogger to remain anonymous after criticizing Warren's former assistant attorney, according to the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan.
Komisarjevsky Lawyer Pushes For Gag Order On Witnesses
A Superior Court judge is expected to rule by the end of the week whether a gag order in the case of Joshua Komisarjevsky should apply to witnesses expected to testify at his trial.
Ex-Lawyer Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion
Kenneth Heller, who hid more than $26.4 million at UBS and will pay a fine of $9.8 million, faces a maximum prison term of 15 years.
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Filing says Tucson shooting suspect spit on lawyer
Lawyers for the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage have provided the first official picture of their client's behavior behind bars, saying he threw a plastic chair against a wall of his prison cell on two occasions and spit on one of his attorneys.
Filing says Tucson shooting suspect spit on lawyer
Lawyers for the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage have provided the first official picture of their client's behavior behind bars, saying he threw a plastic chair against a wall of his prison cell on two occasions and spit on one of his attorneys.
Lawyer Says He Was Wrongfully Arrested, Retains Hotshot Attorney To Prove It
A Brooklyn criminal defense attorney is claiming that the NYPD arrested him in a courtroom for advising a client on his constitutional rights, then slammed his head against the wall. 61-year-old Kenneth Parry tells the Daily News that after his client was found to be in violation of his girlfriend's protection order and was therefore under arrest, he stood between him and the police to keep them ...
Lawyer: Last person to see Spierer alive passes polygraph test
New statement says Jason Rosenbaum cooperating with cops on missing IU student, but gives no details on who did polygraph, questions asked.
Tucson shooting suspect spit on lawyer
Lawyers for the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage have provided the first official picture of their client's behavior behind bars.
Austin magistrate judge to get U.S. attorney nod
share: digg facebook twitter WASHINGTON — White House officials notified congressional offices Monday that President Barack Obama would nominate four people to serve as U.S. attorneys in Texas, filling positions that have been vacant since he took office more than two years ago. “These nominees have proven to be tenacious and diligent in their pursuit of justice and I am honored to nominate them ...
Lawyer: Last person to see Spierer alive passes polygraph test
New statement says Jason Rosenbaum cooperating with cops on missing IU student, but gives no details on who did polygraph, questions asked.
Lawyer: Lura Lynn Ryan in 'grave' condition
The wife of imprisoned former Governor George Ryan has been in the hospital since Friday and is in "grave" condition, according to Ryan's lawyer.
Oakbrook Terrace attorney gains admittance to U.S. Supreme Court bar
Oakbrook Terrace attorney Christine Walton was one of 45 Illinois attorneys to gain admittance to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States during a trip earlier this month. Walton, who applied for bar acceptance in March, travelled to Washington D.C. June 6 to meet Supreme Court justices and attend a ceremony inside the courtroom. “It’s such a beautiful building and the work they do ...
Attorney: Ex-Illinois Gov. George Ryan's wife hospitalized in 'grave' condition, on respirator
CHICAGO - An attorney for imprisoned ex-Illinois Gov. George Ryan says Ryan's wife is in "grave" condition at a Kankakee hospital. Ryan's lawyer, former Gov. James Thompson, said Monday that Lura Lynn Ryan is on a respirator at Riverside Medical Center.
Bukidnon lawyer, 3 others nabbed by PDEA agents
A Bukidnon lawyer was arrested by members of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency operatives last week for selling 0.2 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) to an agent posing as buyer, the PDEA said Sunday.
Dacer lawyer to Michael Ray Aquino: Come clean
The lawyer of the family of slain veteran publicist Salvador Dacer urged former Senior Superintendent Michael Ray Aquino on Sunday to “come clean" on the 11-year-old case, now that he is back in the Philippines.
Jared Loughner Reportedly Spit on Lawyer
Filing says Tucson shooting suspect spit on lawyer, twice threw chair at prison cell wall
Attorney general urges court review of illegal entry ruling
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's attorney general is urging the state's highest court to reconsider its ruling declaring that homeowners should not resist police officers who illegally enter their homes.
Stuart commission approves contract with city attorney
STUART — The city's new attorney will be paid $67,168 a year less than the municipality's previous legal counsel, who worked full-time.
Lawyer supports rugby club's tough line
A prominent defence lawyer says he's comfortable with sports clubs getting involved in community problems.
Lawyer supports rugby club's tough line
28 June 2011 A prominent defence lawyer says he's comfortable with sports clubs getting involved in community problems.
Pell City creates city attorney position
PELL CITY — The council approved to established a new full-time city attorney position, but failed to establish a salary for the new position. In a 3-2 vote the council established a new full-time city attorney position.
U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald: 'The vindication is to the people'
In Blagojevich trial, stakes were high for U.S. attorney, observers say It couldn't have started more dramatically.
SC denies ex-Arroyo lawyer's appeal to abolish PET
The Supreme Court has denied election lawyer Romulo Macalintal's motion for reconsideration seeking to abolish the Presidential Electoral Tribunal.