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Arthur Sumbry Sr.’s attorney questions his debt with Synovus
The attorney for Arthur Sumbry Sr. suggests there may have been some “banking irregularities” committed by Columbus-based Synovus Bank against his client.
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. In a 14-page decision promulgated on June 7, the high court unanimously affirmed its earlier ruling that said the creation of the tribunal is expressly mandated by the 1987 Constitution.
Iran to try U.S. detainees in July: lawyer
The lawyer of the three U.S. nationals, charged with espionage in Iran, said Monday that the next trial session of his clients will be held in July, the official IRNA news agency reported.
Joshua Interveners attorney protests PCSSD takeover
The attorney for the Joshua Interveners is trying to intervene in the state's takeover of the Pulaski County Special School District.
Attorney says client passed polygraph in Spierer case
Confirms Fox 59 report that story stands up Noted defense attorney James Voyles confirms that his client, Jay Rosenbaum, has taken and passed a polygraph examination regarding his version of the morning an IU coed disappeared.
EXCLUSIVE: Shurtleff will not seek another term as attorney general
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - Utah's Attorney General tells ABC 4 he will not seek a 4th term.
Gatecrasher: Lawyer defends controversial Princess Di documentary
The lawyer who challenged the Warren Commission's findings on John F. Kennedy's assassination says Brits shouldn't be banned from seeing a documentary that alleges Princess Diana 's death was not an accident.
Lawyer for two Bulger victims' families surprised
Attorney expects more FBI details Concord attorney William Christie got the news in a text message and didn't quite believe it: Mobster Whitey Bulger, wanted for 19 murders, had been caught after 16 years on the run. Christie, of the law firm Shaheen & Gordon, represents the families of two of Bulger's alleged victims, Brian Halloran and John McIntyre. Christie doesn't expect Bulger's capture to ...
Blogger who criticized former Warren attorney can stay anonymous
A Macomb County Circuit Court judge ruled that a blogger can remain anonymous after criticizing Warren's former assistant attorney. On Friday, former Assistant City Attorney Ronald Papandrea withdrew a defamation lawsuit he filed on the matter. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan represented the blogger in the lawsuit Papandrea filed in April.
Bloomfield: Attorney steps down, monument discussed, debts taken on
BLOOMFIELD — Monday marked Curtis Gurley's last city council meeting as Bloomfield city attorney.
New Square rabbi's lawyer: Burn victim's suit has no basis in fact
NEW SQUARE - The newly hired lawyer for Grand Rebbe David Twersky said Monday that a civil lawsuit brought against his client by burn victim Aron Rottenberg is baseless.
Filing says Loughner spit on his lawyer, threw chair
Suspect's lawyers provided the first official picture of their client's behavior behind bars.
Lawyer, dentist nabbed for drugs
A PRACTICING lawyer, a registered dentist and five other suspects in drug pushing were arrested on two separate occasions Wednesday in Malaybalay and Valencia cities in Bukidnon. In a report submitted to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Undersecretary Jose S. Gutierrez Jr., the PDEA-Northern Mindanao identified two of the suspects as lawyer Winston Intong, 43, a ...
Ex-Warren assistant city attorney drops defamation suit
Warren — A former assistant city attorney has dropped a defamation lawsuit against an anonymous blogger he claims made disparaging remarks about him on Internet message boards.
Lawyer loses right to practise for overbilling residential school clients
A Winnipeg lawyer in trouble with the law society for overbilling residential school clients hundreds of thousands of dollars has lost his right to practise.
Lawyer loses right to practise for overbilling residential school clients
A Winnipeg lawyer in trouble with the law society for overbilling residential school clients hundreds of thousands of dollars has lost his right to practise.
Freund, Freeze & Arnold Announces New Associate Attorney Hiring
Freund, Freeze & Arnold welcomes Julie A. Hein as an associate to their Cincinnati, Ohio office.Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) June 28, 2011 Freund, Freeze & Arnold, A Legal Professional Association, a Cincinnati, Ohio-based law firm, is pleased to announce the hiring of a new associate attorney in its Cincinnati office, Julie A Hein. Ms. Hein received her juris doctor from Case Western Reserve School ...
Uganda: Attorney Held for Drink-Driving
Traffic Police yesterday arrested a Principal State Attorney in the Registrar of Companies' office and impounded his car on allegations of drink-driving. The attorney was arrested after an incident in which he allegedly lost control of his car and rammed into a roundabout on Shimoni Road Subway at around 8am.
Attorney Jamie M. Verdi, Founder of Michigan Patient Advocacy Liaison, P.L.L.C., Obtains Victory for a Veteran's Widow ...
Michigan's food stamp program is administered through the Michigan Dept.of Human Services ("DHS"). Income is the primary eligibility criteria. Jamie M. Verdi's client was a veteran's widow who was denied food stamps when the DHS counted her Dept. of Veterans Affairs benefits as income. An administrative law judge ruled that the DHS committed clear error because its own regulations prohibit the ...
Lawyer wants law enforcers who bungled Vizconde massacre probe punished
Law enforcers who bungled the investigation on the Vizconde massacre could be sued for gross negligence, a lawyer told InterAksyon.com on Tuesday after a multi-agency task force came out with the finding that Hubert Webb, one of the accused who was acquitted in the gruesome killings, was in the Philippines when the crime happened in June 1991.
Blogger who criticized former Warren attorney can stay anonymous
A Macomb County Circuit Court judge ruled that a blogger can remain anonymous after criticizing Warren's former assistant attorney. On Friday, former Assistant City Attorney Ronald Papandrea withdrew a defamation lawsuit he filed on the matter. The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan represented the blogger in the lawsuit Papandrea filed in April.
Attorney: Baez Wants Roy Kronk To Be In Court Tuesday
Casey Anthony's murder trial resumes, and one of the most highly anticipated witnesses could take the stand on Tuesday, a day after attorneys sought a mistrial and a judge ruled that Casey was competent. LIVE: Casey Trial @ 8:30am | Live Blog VIDEO REPORT: Meter Reader Expected In Court DOCUMENTS: Competency Motion, Judge's Order DEFENSE MOTIONS: On Death Penalty FACES OF CASEY: Most Recent To ...
Bulger’s Girlfriend Hires High-Profile Defense Attorney
High-profile defense attorney Kevin Reddington will defend 60-year-old Catherine Greig against the charge of harboring a fugitive.
Ex-NYC lawyer admits tax evasion in banking scheme
A disbarred New York City lawyer has agreed to pay nearly $10 million in penalties for his part in a Swiss banking scheme.
Attorney general clears release of information
Treasurer Gina Raimondo had sought opinion on disclosing amounts paid to beneficiaries of dead state pensioners
Defence lawyer in Cambodia's Khmer Rouge trial challenges case against former foreign minister
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - One of the four former Khmer Rouge leaders charged with genocide challenged the right of Cambodia's U.N.-backed tribunal to try him Tuesday, saying he already had been convicted of the crime and pardoned.
Attorney says client passed polygraph in Spierer case
Noted defense attorney James Voyles confirms that his client, Jay Rosenbaum, has taken and passed a polygraph examination regarding his version of the morning an IU coed disappeared. Noted defense attorney James Voyles confirms that his client, Jay Rosenbaum, has taken and passed a polygraph examination regarding his version of the morning an IU coed disappeared.
US picks Zambo lawyer as anti-trafficking 'hero'
The United States on Tuesday picked a Zamboanga-based lawyer for its 10 anti-trafficking heroes for 2011, saying she has secured for Zamboanga City more trafficking-related convictions than in any other Philippine city. In its 2011 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, the US State Department recognized Zamboanga City assistant city state prosecutor Darlene Pajarito as among its TIP Report Heroes ...
Attorney Kevin Reddington hired to defend Catherine Greig
Prominent Brockton defense attorney Kevin Reddington has been hired to represent Catherine Greig, the girlfriend of James “Whitey” Bulger who allegedly spent 16 years on the lam with the notorious South Boston gangster.
Bulger Attorney Objects To Charges Being Dropped
A federal judge has put off a request by reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger for a public defender until an issue surrounding an earlier indictment is resolved.
Attorney Louis Cohan Announces Opening of New Law Firm
Cohan Law Group, LLC, provides services in the practice areas of employment and civil rights, community association litigation, commercial litigation and real estate and construction law.Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 28, 2011 Louis R. Cohan, formerly of Weinstock and Scavo, has announced the formation of Cohan Law Group, LLC. The firm will be located at 3340 Peachtree Rd., Suite 580 in Tower Place in ...
Report Reconfirms That Asbestos Causes Cancer, New York Mesothelioma Attorney Says
New York mesothelioma lawyer Joseph W. Belluck urges victims of asbestos exposure to get medical treatment and legal help after the Report on Carcinogens lists asbestos as a known human carcinogen for the 12th time since 1980.New York, NY (PRWEB) June 28, 2011 Asbestos causes cancer. That was again the official word from a congressionally mandated study of cancer-causing substances released this ...
Attorney Bluebaum responds to accusations about her 'poor usage of the English language'
The attorney who drew strong criticism from opposing counsel in a civil lawsuit has responded to accusations about her "poor usage of the English language."
Obama administration lawyer defends Libya action
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The State Department's top lawyer on Tuesday defended the legality of the U.S. military involvement in Libya as some lawmakers accuse President Barack Obama of violating a 1973 law requiring congressional authorization.
Attorney asks judge to supress evidence used to charge client with child sex crimes
AUBURN -- A defense attorney asked a Cayuga County judge Tuesday to suppress evidence used to charge his client with raping and sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl after stating his client was not mentally competent enough to submit to a police search or to give a statement to investigators without an attorney present.
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.
Florida attorney general challenges U.S. judge over death penalty
A federal judge who declared Florida's method of imposing the death penalty unconstitutional made several key legal and factual errors that should force a reversal, the state attorney general's office said in a new court filing.
Des Moines AllSpice entrepreneur featured in Money magazine
Des Moines lawyer-turned-entrepreneur Alexander Rhoads is the subject of Money magazine's Second Act feature that profiles people who have changed careers. The article appears in Money's July issue.
Attorney: Ex-Ill. Gov. Ryan with wife as she died
Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. George Ryan was with his ailing wife as she was taken off a respirator and died at a northern Illinois hospital.
Michigan attorney general issues first opinion on state's medical marijuana law
Michigan Attorney General Bill Scheutte issued his first opinion Tuesday on Michigan's medical marijuana law, ruling that the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act does not permit the collective growing or sharing of marijuana plants on cooperative marijuana farms.
Indicted ex-CityTime manager can't afford defense: lawyer
He's charged with pocketing more than $9 million in the massive CityTime rip-off, but the former manager of the scandal-scarred payroll project apparently can't pay his legal bills. A lawyer for Gerard Denault this morning told a judge that he was appearing only on a "limited" basis because...
Attorney General Says State Needs To Change Medical Marijuana Law
Attorney General Bill Schuette is speaking out against marijuana dispensaries...
Senate approves new deputy attorney general
The Senate voted Tuesday to approve the nomination of James Cole to the powerful post of deputy attorney general, number two in the Justice Department to Attorney General Eric Holder.
Spokane, WA Criminal Defense Attorney Dennis Cronin Named 2011 Washington State Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers magazine names Spokane, WA criminal defense attorney Dennis Cronin of The Law Office of D.C. Cronin one of the top attorneys in Washington for 2011.Spokane, WA (PRWEB) June 28, 2011 Spokane, WA attorney Dennis Cronin of The Law Office of D.C. Cronin has been named by Washington Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Washington for 2011. Only five percent of the ...
Farmington Hills, MI Personal Injury Attorney Jeff Stewart Named 2011 Michigan Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers magazine names Farmington Hills, MI Personal Injury Attorney Jeff Stewart of Seikaly & Stewart, P.C. one of the top attorneys in Michigan for 2011.Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) June 28, 2011 Farmington Hills, MI attorney Jeff Stewart of Seikaly & Stewart, P.C. has been named by Michigan Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Michigan for 2011. Only five percent of the ...
Englewood, CO Divorce Attorney Linda Cohn Named 2011 Colorado Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers magazine names Englewood, CO Divorce Attorney Linda Cohn of Nilsen & Cohn, P.C. one of the top attorneys in Colorado for 2011.Englewood, CO (PRWEB) June 28, 2011 Englewood, CO attorney Linda Cohn of Nilsen & Cohn, P.C. has been named by Colorado Super Lawyers magazine as one of the top attorneys in Colorado for 2011. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are named by Super ...
Media, PA Family Law Attorney Toni Lee Cavanagh Launches New Website
The Media, PA law firm of Toni Lee Cavanagh recently launched a website to make it easier than ever to connect with an experienced Divorce lawyer or get answers to basic legal questions.Media, PA (PRWEB) June 28, 2011 The Media, PA law firm of Toni Lee Cavanagh recently launched their website, providing a valuable online legal resource to current and potential clients.The site offers helpful ...
Attorney says Mel Gibson's divorce nearly done
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for Mel Gibson's estranged wife says the former couple has nearly finalized their divorce. Attorney Laura Wasser told a judge Tuesday that the pair have resolved all their issues and are doing some "final polishes" on the paperwork.
Attorney to focus on "most serious" Bulger charges
BOSTON (Reuters) - Attorney Carmen Ortiz said on Tuesday the government will focus its case against former mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger on the most serious charges, including 19 alleged murders, and drop charges centered on racketeering from a 1994 indictment.
Lawyer fees case going before state Supreme Court
JACKSON — It's round two for State Auditor Stacy Pickering and Attorney General Jim Hood.