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State questioned record-keeping of GOP candidate for attorney general
FRANKFORT — Republican attorney general candidate Todd P'Pool has been warned twice by K
Princeton, NJ Estate Attorney Valerie L. Howe Named 2011 Five Star Wealth Manager
New Jersey Monthly magazine names Princeton, NJ Estate Attorney Valerie L. Howe of Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. 2011 Five Star Wealth Manager.Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 Princeton, NJ attorney Valerie L. Howe of Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C. has been named by New Jersey Monthly Magazine as a Five Star Wealth Manager in the State of NJ for the year 2011. Valerie was chosen out of 23 ...
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.
Fayetteville lawyer seeks state appellate-court seat
A Fayetteville lawyer announced this week that he plans to run for a position on the Arkansas Court of Appeals.
Lawyer McCusker becomes WA governor
PERTH barrister and philanthropist Malcolm McCusker has been sworn in as governor of Western Australia at a ceremony at Government House in Perth.
Anger over attorney’s ‘manipulation’
A Bellville magistrate says a local attorney should be censured for his conduct during a fraud trial, and for attempting to frustrate the course of justice.
Ex-lawyer sentenced in Galleon case
NEW YORK - Arthur Cutillo, a former Ropes & Gray LLP lawyer who pleaded guilty in the Galleon Group insider trading case, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison.
California Dog Attack Victims’ Rights Must Be Protected, Says Attorney Kevin Danesh of Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid
Los Angeles County personal injury attorney cites report that found California is home to the most dog bite attacks in the nation, with more than $11 million in resulting insurance claims.Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 Personal injury lawyer Kevin Danesh of the California personal injury law firm of Banafsheh, Danesh & Javid, P.C., says a new report that California leads the nation in ...
Attorney Lewin files to unseat mayor in Great Falls
Great Falls attorney Stuart Lewin filed for city mayor Thursday in the Cascade County Elections Office, 15 minutes before the filing deadline.
Defence lawyer argues Sarfaraz's murder was not terrorism
Karachi, July 1(ANI): The lawyer of an accused in the Sarfaraz Shah murder case has argued that the latter's killing was not the case of terrorism.
Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C. Lawyer Says Summer Poses Risks for Teenage Drivers
Elevated summer fatality rates highlight road risks for not only teenage drivers, but also their passengers and other motorists, Pennsylvania auto accident attorney says.Scranton, PA (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 School is out and the summer driving season is on. Unfortunately, with teen drivers freed from academic obligations, there are more opportunities for them to become involved in serious auto ...
Whistleblower Lawyer David J. Marshall Authors Guide to SEC Whistleblower Program in Connection with the DC Bar’s ...
Whistleblower lawyer David J. Marshall has published an informative guide that helps whistleblowers and their counsel understand the new SEC whistleblower program and navigate the rules that can lead to monetary awards for individuals who provide the SEC with information about securities violations.Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 David J. ...
Lawyer for Strauss-Kahn to pursue dismissal of charges
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer for accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said on Friday said he would pursue a dismissal of all charges against his client.
City Attorney’s Office pans circumcision ban on ballot
Anti-Semitism charges against the anti-circumcision measure on the November ballot were echoed Thursday by the City Attorney’s Office . The office said the measure’s campaign material is clearly anti-Jewish and targets members of the Jewish faith. The statement took particular exception to the comic books promoting the campaign portraying Jewish mohels as sinister villains, calling the comics ...
Jackson lawyer awaiting confirmation for U.S. attorney post
A Jackson lawyer who specializes in civil litigation is awaiting confirmation by the U.S. Senate to become the next U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi.
Plaintiff lawyer welcomes appeal in UCF trial
The attorney for the family of a University of Central Florida football player who was awarded a $10 million wrongful death judgment said Friday that he welcomes the university's plans for appeal.
Zimbabwe journalists released on bail: lawyer
Two journalists and an executive from a Zimbabwean weekly were released on bail Friday, two days after their arrest over a story that called a police officer "notorious", their lawyer said.
Watch: Strauss-Kahn: Alleged Victim's Lawyer Attacks D.A.
Ken Thompson says alleged rape victim was mistreated in Manhattan's D.A. office.
Lawyer Withdraws Claim Juror Tainted Trial
Tony Nelson leaves the federal courthouse in January 2010 after being indicted on charges of bribery, money laundering, fraud and lying to the FBI. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The lawyer for former Jacksonville Port Authority Chairman Tony Nelson has withdrawn his claim that the jury forewoman in Nelson's trial was biased toward the prosecution because she has a sister in the FBI.
Lawyer says Strauss-Kahn victim a sacrificial lamb
NEW YORK, July 1 (UPI) -- Dominique Strauss-Kahn was released on his own recognizance Friday after New York prosecutors said they had problems with the sexual assault case against him.
Lawyer to Judge: I Swear My Browser Ate My Homework
A lawyer for copyright troll Righthaven is declaring under penalty of perjury that an update to his computer’s browser prohibited him from electronically submitting a legal filing by an angry judge’s deadline.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis
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Plaintiff lawyer welcomes appeal in UCF trial
The attorney for the family of a University of Central Florida football player who was awarded a $10 million wrongful death judgment said Friday that he welcomes the university's plans for appeal. Steven Yerrid served as the lead attorney representing 18-year-old Ereck Plancher's family and said the verdict by the jury after a 14-day civil trial will serve as a signal to the college...
Truck firm in Amtrak crash "cleanly run": attorney
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The trucking firm sued by Amtrak after one of its big-rigs slammed into a train last week, killing six people, is a "cleanly run company" that would vigorously defend itself in court, an attorney said on Friday.
Watch: Scene From 'Up' Comes to Life
Portland, Ore., lawyer saves house resembling the movie version from demolition.
Circumcision Ban Doesn't Cut it With Attorney
The San Francisco City Attorney doesn't often weigh in on ballot measures -- but it's not often that a circumcision ban is on the ballot, either.
Lawyer says Ben Ali drug allegations are irrational
Accusations that ousted Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali possessed and planned to sell marijuana are irrational, his lawyer said Friday as the exiled leader faces another trial, this one on drug trafficking charges during his rule.
NY Attorney General subpoenas BofA CEO, others: report
(Reuters) - New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued subpoenas seeking new depositions from Bank of America's chief executive and other current and former executives, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation.
Lawyer: Don't give up Pleau to feds
The lawyer for bank robbery suspect Jason Pleau filed a legal motion Friday, trying to keep him from being turned over to the federal government.
District Attorney Speaks on Entertainment Complex
The Attorney General’s office issued a statement about local amendments not legalizing bingo as a business or quote "much less for profit casinos."
NY Mesothelioma Attorney Joe Belluck Says Forecast Rise in Asian Deaths Supports Worldwide Asbestos Ban
No workers should have to risk their long-term health to make a living, mesothelioma lawyer Joseph W. Belluck says.New York, NY (PRWEB) July 01, 2011 New York mesothelioma attorney Joseph W. Belluck said the predicted surge in mesothelioma deaths in Asia underscores the need for a worldwide ban on asbestos. Mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs, is closely linked to breathing ...
Attorney in Terri Schiavo case to speak on Sunday
When Bob and Mary Schindler approached the Christian Law Association in 2003 for help keeping their daughter alive, attorney David Gibbs III initially thought the case was beyond hope. He thought their daughter, Terri Schiavo, was brain dead, and her parents just couldn’t let go. “I said, ‘Boy, Bob, it’s a tough situation,’ ” Gibbs recalled. “But when I met her, and I saw how she responded, how ...
Attorney general wants to triple Blackwell's penalty
Detroit — Michigan's attorney general has asked a Wayne County judge to triple a jury's verdict in a civil lawsuit and force Highland Park's former emergency financial manager to pay more than $841,000 for taking $264,000 from the cash-strapped city.
Seasoned, well-known lawyer faces a big challenge
The tall, bespectacled lawyer approached his new client, reputed mob boss James "Whitey'' Bulger, in federal court yesterday and firmly shook his hand.
Santander put a limit on my power of attorney
The bank accepted I had power of attorney for my mother – but refused to give me a card to get money on her behalf I recently obtained power of attorney for my elderly mother and informed her bank, Santander, of this. Santander then sent me a letter explaining that it had accepted this, and had cancelled my mother's cards. This seemed fine, but I was then told it was company policy not to allow ...
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.
Trial Lawyer Makes Career Change To Teach Peace Making Skills Through Mediation
"It is now time for US and world negotiators to create cohesive peace making policies, learn mediation strategies, and work within the framework of long term goals," Douglas E. Noll says in reference to the US policy of spending trillions of dollars in areas of conflict on military exercise plans.New York, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2011 Douglas E. Noll, professional mediator and author of Elusive ...
Attorney ready for bid to win seat in Assembly
Attorney Sean M. Ryan acknowledges he's not well known beyond the housing and child advocacy circles in which he has practiced law for the last 20 years.
Attorney general wants to triple Blackwell's penalty
Detroit — Michigan's attorney general has asked a Wayne County judge to triple a jury's verdict in a civil lawsuit and force Highland Park's former emergency financial manager to pay more than $841,000 for taking $264,000 from the cash-strapped city.
Attorney General's Office enters search warrants debate
The state Attorney General's Office, at the request of Chittenden County's top prosecutor, entered the debate Friday about whether search-warrant papers associated with the June 9 disappearance of an Essex couple should be made public.
Attorney General's office: Glynn library board violated state Open Meetings law
Brunswick The Brunswick Glynn County Public Library board of trustees violated Georgia's Open Meetings Act when it met behind closed doors three times over its contentious relationship with the former St. Simons Island Library League.
Attorney General's office: Glynn library board violated state Open Meetings law
Brunswick The Brunswick Glynn County Public Library board of trustees violated Georgia's Open Meetings Act when it met behind closed doors three times over its contentious relationship with the former St. Simons Island Library League.
Neeraj's body wasn't chopped: Maria's lawyer
While her lawyer defended her, Maria spoke just three words, "I am innocent."
Lawyer and family back hotel maid
The integrity of the 32-year-old maid who claims Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her has been robustly defended by her family and lawyers.
Former attorney allegedly stole $350K from trust fund
Former Athens Township Solicitor Jeffrey Osmond was arrested Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office on allegations that he mismanaged and stole $350,000 over an eight year period from an autistic man’s trust fund, which he had been appointed to administer following the death of the man’s father.
NYC district attorney will agree to release Dominique Strauss-Kahn without bail.
NEW YORK (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — AP source: NYC district attorney will agree to release Dominique Strauss-Kahn without bail.
Fort Erie: Bent Attorney goes for Rainbow Connection repeat
FORT ERIE, Ontario – Bent Attorney won last year’s Rainbow Connection when the race was switched to the main track, and he will be looking to double up in this year’s version at Fort Erie Monday.
New York DA Suffers New Setback With Strauss-Kahn
Setback in Strauss-Kahn case adds to summer of discontent for Manhattan district attorney
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.
Sis-in-law of famous lawyer Dershowitz killed by mail truck
Famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz’s sister-in-law was killed earlier today when she was struck by a US Postal truck while riding her bike in Manhattan, police said. Marilyn Dershowitz, 68, was out cycling with her husband on West 29th Street around noon when she was struck while going down the...