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Personal Injury Lawyer Welcomes Exposure of Insurance Industry’s “Dirty Secret”
Personal Injury lawyer Neil Hudgell has backed former justice secretary Jack Straw’s call for tighter rules on car insurance companies which sell on customers' details to personal injury lawyers without their permission.(PRWEB UK) 28 June 2011 Personal Injury lawyer Neil Hudgell has backed former justice secretary Jack Straw’s call for tighter rules on car insurance companies which sell on ...
State Department lawyer: President Obama acting lawfully on Libya
Harold Koh argues the administration's case in front of a Senate panel
State Department Lawyer Says Libya Venture Is Legal
The legal adviser to the State Department in a testimony said the Obama administration might have been better served if it had consulted more closely with Congress on American involvement in Libya.
Lawyer fees case going before Miss. Supreme Court
It's round two for Republican state Auditor Stacy Pickering and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood in a fight over the constitutionality of a law that allows Hood to hire private lawyers to represent Mississippi in lawsuits.
Mel Gibson’s divorce nearly finalised – attorney
An attorney for Mel Gibson's estranged wife says the former couple has nearly finalised their divorce.
Attorney Seeks New Trial For Neiderbach
The attorney for a Des Moines man convicted on multiple charges of child endangerment has filed a motion for a new trial.
Attorney General asks state Surpreme Court to review police powers ruling
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is pushing the state Supreme Court to reconsider a decision that would take away Hoosiers' rights to resist police officers who enter their homes illegally.
Attorney: No wrongdoing by UNC's Coples
An attorney for North Carolina's Quinton Coples says the NCAA found no wrongdoing by the defensive lineman, who attended NFL draft parties with ex-teammates accused of rules violations. Former state Supreme Court justice Robert F. Orr says the NCAA notified him in a phone call Monday that its review was closed.
Attorney general issues opinion saying medical marijuana cooperatives are illegal in Michigan
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette issued a formal opinion today, declaring there are only two legal ways patients can get access to medical marijuana in the state. They can either grow it for themselves — 12 plants at a time......
Attorney general, court, universities come out swinging at Democratic budget plan -- treasurer praises proposal
Reaction has been swift following Gov. Jerry Brown's Monday decision to give up on cutting a budget deal with Republicans. Democrats have instead chosen to go it alone -- and not everyone is happy with the way they're...
Lawyer Fees Case Going Before Miss. Supreme Court
It's round two for State Auditor Stacy Pickering and Attorney General Jim Hood.
Attorney: No wrongdoing by Coples
An attorney for North Carolina's Quinton Coples says the NCAA found no wrongdoing by the defensive lineman, who attended NFL draft parties with ex-teammates accused of rules violations.
Lawyer: NCAA finds no wrongdoing by UNC's Coples
An attorney for North Carolina's Quinton Coples says the NCAA found no wrongdoing by the defensive lineman, who attended NFL Draft parties with ex-teammates accused of rules violations.
Attorney: No wrongdoing by UNC's Coples
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- An attorney for North Carolina's Quinton Coples says the NCAA found no wrongdoing by the defensive lineman, who attended NFL draft parties with ex-teammates accused of rules violations.
N.Y. Attorney General: Massive Breast Cancer Charity Scam Hits Long Island
Where did the money go? A Long Island breast cancer charity is being sued, accused of raising millions of dollars, most of which was never used to fight the disease.
Lawyer: No wrongdoing by UNC lineman Coples
An attorney for North Carolina's Quinton Coples says the NCAA found no wrongdoing by the defensive lineman, who attended NFL draft parties with ex-teammates accused of rules violations.
Attorney General issues opinion on state’s medical marijuana law
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette 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.
Lawyer charged in house seeker swindle
A HARARE lawyer banked US$29,000 from a client for the purchase of a house – then wrote the house seeker FAKE title deeds, a court heard.
NY attorney general sues to shut cancer charity
New York's attorney general is suing a charity he says spent $9.1 million raised on itself.
LACMA unconcerned by attorney general's finding on trustee Jamie McCourt
LACMA unconcerned by AG's finding on trustee Jamie McCourt
GOP, administration lawyer joust on Libya
Republican senators on a key committee sparred with the Obama administration’s point man on the War Powers Resolution, Harold Koh, at a hearing Tuesday ahead of a crucial afternoon vote on what to do about U.S. military efforts in Libya.
Man suing for half of Facebook replaces lawyer
Paul Ceglia, who claims he is entitled to 50 percent ownership in Facebook, replaces his prestigious law firm.
Lansdowne bad-faith claims rejected by city lawyer
In the fifth day of a courtroom showdown over the Landowne Park deal, city lawyer Peter Doody dismissed the merits of the Friends of Lansdowne case, insisting the grassroots group was properly consulted.
Man suing for half of Facebook loses lawyer
Paul Ceglia, who claims he is entitled to 50 percent ownership in Facebook, loses his high-power legal representation in the case.
Lawyers say Gibson's divorce nearly done
A lawyer for Mel Gibson's estranged wife says the former couple have nearly finalised their divorce.
Chief of Sex Crimes Unit Leaving Manhattan District Attorney’s Office
Lisa Friel, the chief of the Manhattan district attorney’s sex crimes unit, is leaving that post as the office handles one of its biggest cases ever: the prosecution of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
At JBLM, attorney pounds away at key Army witness' credibility
The attorney for a local soldier and alleged member of a so-called Afghan kill team used a hearing Monday and Tuesday to stage an all-out assault on the government’s key witness in the case.
Attorney assails key Army witness' credibility at JBLM
The attorney for a local soldier and alleged member of a so-called Afghan kill team used a hearing Monday and Tuesday to stage an all-out assault on the government’s key witness in the case.
Attorney in child attack seeks more time
The attorney representing the man accused in the abduction and sexual assault of a 4-year-old girl last year asked for more time Tuesday to develop a defense using information he sought from the prosecution.
Republican lawyer announces challenge to Creigh Deeds for Senate - www.roanoke.com
Charlottesville lawyer Thomas "TJ" Aldous will run for the state Senate seat that Democrat Creigh Deeds of Bath County has held for a decade. Aldous announced his candidacy Tuesday, becoming the first Republican to challenge Deeds for the Senate seat since the Democrat first won it in 2001.
President Obama nominates Malcom Bales for U.S. Attorney
President Barack Obama has nominated John Malcolm Bales for U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Bales is currently the interim U.S. Attorney for the district. He has held that position since 2009.
Attorney General: State can force Amazon on taxes
A legal opinion by Tennessee’s attorney general Tuesday affirmed the constitutionality of a proposed bill that could force Amazon to collect sales taxes on items the Internet giant sells to Tennesseans.
Auckland lawyer appointed District Court Judge
Auckland lawyer Claire Ryan has been appointed a District Court Judge, Attorney-General Chris Finlayson announced today.
DiMasi lawyer slams haste to KO pol's pension
The urgency behind the State Retirement Board's push to suspend the pension of former House Speaker Salvatore F....
Memphis lawyer Elizabeth Collins tapped for Tenn. judicial panel
NASHVILLE -- Memphis lawyer Elizabeth T. Collins has been appointed to the Tennessee Judicial Nominating Commission, the 17-member board that nominates candidates for Tennessee judgeships to the governor.
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.
Pittsburgh Trial Lawyer John A. Caputo Named Pittsburgh's Personal Injury Litigator for 2011
Best Lawyers in America, the most reliable, accurate and useful guide for finding the most competent lawyers in a particular field, has recognized John A. Caputo, voted Pittsburgh's Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year.Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 The purpose of the Best Lawyers directory is to assist people in need of a lawyer. Best Lawyers lists only lawyers who are nominated and voted ...
DUI Defense Attorney Thomas Wallin Offers Tips for Avoiding an Orange County DUI Over the Fourth of July Weekend
Orange County DUI defense attorney Thomas Wallin warns about the dangers of driving under the influence during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday weekend and offers tips for avoiding an Orange County DUI arrest.Irvine, CA (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 While we often celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with fireworks, food, and friends, it is really about celebrating our country’s independence. Yet ...
Attorney Jason Byrd is Now Accepting Topamax Related Birth Defect Claims
Topamax users with affected children can now contact the law offices of Jason Byrd.Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 29, 2011 Jason Byrd, a lawyer well-known for his experience in filing dangerous pharmaceutical lawsuits, is now offering services nationwide as a Topamax attorney. These services apply to those who used the drug during pregnancy and subsequently gave birth to a child with birth defects ...
Top lawyer dies one day after hospital discharge
A top lawyer collapsed and died the day after he was released from hospital, an inquest heard.
Attorney General issues opinion on state’s medical marijuana law
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette 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.
Attorney general issues pot ruling
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette 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.
Lawyer for Ai Weiwei Seeks Review on Taxes
On Wednesday the lawyer retained by Ai Weiwei’s company said he has sought a review of the $2 million in fines and unpaid taxes he is alleged to owe.
Attorney General intervenes in terrorism cases
The Attorney General has intervened in the cases of four men bidding to overturn convictions for terrorism offences - admitted as teenagers - more than 30 years ago.
Senecas join pro-casino lawyer to fire back at LaFalce
A Washington lawyer accused by Buffalo casino opponents of unethical conduct fired back Tuesday, and the president of the Seneca Nation of Indians joined in his defense.
Lawyer to remain on Thomas' discipline case
PHOENIX (AP) — The lawyer representing former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas in attorney-discipline case has decided to continue representing the former prosecutor. Thomas' attorney, Don Wilson, had asked a judge to let him withdraw from the case because he said he had no assurances he would paid. Wilson made the request after Thomas used $100,000 allocated from Maricopa County to his ...
Attorney General’s Office joins crematory dispute
A Town of Tonawanda homeowner says the State Attorney General’s Office has become involved in his complaints against a nearby crematory.
Lawyer hopes for deal in Notre Dame player's case
An attorney for suspended Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd is hopeful that a northern Indiana magistrate will approve a plea agreement on a misdemeanor drunken driving charge against his client.
Attorney general, others call pot law unworkable
Michigan's medical marijuana law is so poorly drafted as to be unworkable, a coalition of lawmakers, prosecutors and Attorney General Bill Schuette said Tuesday.
Lawyer to Remain on Thomas' Case
The lawyer representing former Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas in an attorney-discipline case has decided to continue representing the former prosecutor.