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Prison warden, attorney general review land sale
The Attorney General's Office and Maine State Prison Warden Patricia Barnhart have begun discussing how to "unwind" the state's sale of three houses in Thomaston to Barnhart.
Lawyer urges Lacierda to resign amid Zaldy exposé
A private prosecutor in the Maguindanao massacre case on Thursday called for the resignation of presidential spokesman Edwin Lacierda for allegedly participating in an "orchestrated plan" to exonerate massacre suspect Rizaldy Ampatuan.
Attorney recognized for child advocacy
Photo courtesy of the Office of the Texas Attorney General - First Assistant Attorney General Daniel Hodge presents the ‘Assistant Attorney General of the Year’ award to Rebecca Wadas at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Austin.
Attorney recognized for child advocacy
Photo courtesy of the Office of the Texas Attorney General - First Assistant Attorney General Daniel Hodge presents the ‘Assistant Attorney General of the Year’ award to Rebecca Wadas at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Austin.
Attorney recognized for child advocacy
Photo courtesy of the Office of the Texas Attorney General - First Assistant Attorney General Daniel Hodge presents the ‘Assistant Attorney General of the Year’ award to Rebecca Wadas at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Austin.
Lawyer says girlfriend was deferential to crime boss
BOSTON - James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime girlfriend is a subservient, "simple woman" whose only offense is a "crime of passion" she committed when she fell in love with the former Boston crime boss, her attorney said Wednesday as he asked a federal judge to release her on bail.
Disbarred lawyer accused of bilking clients
Three criminal cases against a disbarred lawyer from Peters accused of swindling clients out of nearly $300,000 are headed to trial in Washington County. There are more than 100 mostly felony charges lodged against James Marchewka.
Disbarred lawyer accused of bilking clients
Three criminal cases against a disbarred lawyer from Peters accused of swindling clients out of nearly $300,000 are headed to trial in Washington County. There are more than 100 mostly felony charges lodged against James Marchewka.
Defense attorney on offense
The defense attorney for Patrick Nelson, one of four defendants in the Cape Steak 'n Shake shooting case from 2009, said Wednesday that DNA evidence...
Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Attorney Steven Knowles Receives Martindale-Hubbell(R) AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review ...
Beverly Hills, CA Family Law Attorney Steven Knowles at Knowles Collum LLP receives the prestigious AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell(R).Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 Beverly Hills, CA attorney Steven Knowles of Knowles Collum LLP has received the prestigious AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell(R). The AV(R) Preeminent ...
Virginia Attorney Honored by Prestigious Business Magazine
Richard Bolger, owner of The Bolger Law Firm PLLC, has been named to the annual list of the Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine, according to Bolger. The magazine asks lawyers throughout the state of Virginia to vote for attorneys that they consider exceptional representatives of the legal profession, and publishes a Special Report with the results. The Legal Elite practice in a variety of ...
Norbert U. Frost of Solano County Explains the Differences in Legal Terms for an End of Marriage
Solano Family Law Attorney Norbert U. Frost Explains the Difference between a divorce, a legal separation, and an annulment.Vallejo, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) July 14, 2011 Norbert U. Frost a Solano County based attorney is a deals with many clients wishing to end their marriages and he encourages everyone to be informed about the process and the differences in end of marriage events such as divorce ...
Williamsburg attorney sentenced to 27 months in federal prison
LONDON — A longtime Williamsburg lawyer who took part in a scheme to extort money from accuse
Pismo lawyer pleads not guilty to grand theft in embezzlement case
The Pismo Beach lawyer arrested July 7 on suspicion of embezzlement took money from a Japanese citiz
Lawyer says Greig 'a simple woman'
BOSTON - James "Whitey" Bulger's longtime girlfriend is a subservient, "simple woman" whose only offense is a "crime of passion" she committed when she fell in love with the former Boston crime boss, her attorney said Wednesday as he asked a federal judge to release her on bail.
Attorney General Closes Humane Society Investigation
Clears Group In Allegations Of Financial Mismanagement Attorney General George Jepsen has closed a 30-month investigation into alleged financial mismanagement by the Connecticut Humane Society and said Wednesday no further action will be taken against the organization.
Attorney for 'Sister Wives' TV stars files federal challenge of Utah bigamy law
SALT LAKE CITY - The polygamous family featured on cable television's "Sister Wives" has filed a federal challenge to the Utah bigamy law that makes their lifestyle illegal.
Former lawyer sentenced in Ky. kickback scheme
A former Kentucky lawyer who admitted conspiring with a sheriff to extort money from people charged with drug crimes has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.
Dallas, TX Family Law Attorney Ed Quillin Receives Martindale-Hubbell(R) AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating(SM)
Dallas, TX Family Law attorney Ed Quillin at Quillin Law Firm, P.C. receives the prestigious AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell(R).Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 14, 2011 Dallas, TX Family Law attorney Ed Quillin at Quillin Law Firm, P.C. has received the prestigious AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell(R). The AV(R) Preeminent(TM) rating ...
Attorney General George Jepsen questions Groupon about Connecticut business practices
HARTFORD -- Attorney General George Jepsen is asking Groupon, Inc. for more information about its business practices because of concerns the expiration dates imposed on some discount offers sold to Connecticut consumers may violate state law pertaining to gift certificates.
Roger Clemens’s Lawyer Seeks Mistrial in Perjury Case on Pettitte Referral
Roger Clemens defense attorney, Rusty Hardin, asked for a mistrial in the ex-pitcher’s perjury case after U.S. prosecutors showed jurors a video clip from a congressional hearing where the wife of ball player Andy Pettitte was mentioned. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton ruled before the trial that Pettitte’s wife could not be referred to by the government in its case in chief.
Attorney general targets store owned by state official
Attorney General Gary King's office said Wednesday it plans to take enforcement action over what it views as the illegal sale of some cigarettes at a store owned by state Indian Affairs Secretary Arthur Allison.
Attorney general targets store owned by state official
Attorney General Gary King's office said Wednesday it plans to take enforcement action over what it views as the illegal sale of some cigarettes at a store owned by state Indian Affairs Secretary Arthur Allison.
Oil Spill Attorney James Christopher Dean Determined to Help Montana Victims of the ExxonMobil Yellowstone River Oil ...
The Wallstreet Journal says an ExxonMobil pipeline spilled an estimated 1,000 barrels of crude oil into the Yellowstone River in Montana, July 1, 2011. Federal Officials say there is oil as far as 240 miles downstream. The affected farmland at this point is estimated at 2000-5000 acres. Experienced Oil Spill Attorney James Christopher Dean responds, “What likely will shock the victims in Montana ...
Former top lawyer at City Hall follows Daley to Chicago law firm
Mara S. Georges, who was the city of Chicago’s longest-serving chief lawyer, is following her old boss, former Mayor Richard M. Daley, to a Chicago law firm that got $822,760 in legal fees from City Hall for work on Daley-engineered deals that privatized Chicago’s parking meters, the city’s downtown parking garages and the Chicago Skyway.Georges has joined Katten Muchin Rosenman as a partner ...
Attorney: Stop Filming Drew Peterson Movie At Once
Attorneys for Drew Peterson are telling everybody associated with a movie project on Peterson to cease and desist - or face a lawsuit.
Attorney: No decision on Joe Miller appeal
The Associated Press The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska An attorney says no decision's been made on whether to appeal a court ruling that Joe Miller pay state legal fees related to his election challenge last year. Attorney John Tiemessen says the deadline for a decision is next week. A state court judge ordered Miller pay more than $17,300 in legal costs incurred by the state during his ...
Attorney to try to keep boy's confession out of murder trial involving teacher
The attorney for a 16-year-old boy accused of murder for taking part in the October robbery, beating and eventual death of an El Dorado High School teacher told a Las Vegas judge today he would be trying to get the boy’s lengthy confession suppressed.
County attorney joining state's medical-pot case
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will join in on the state's request for a declaratory judgment on medical marijuana.
Real 'Zanny' Lawyer Wants to Grill Casey Anthony
The lawyers for the real Zenaida Gonzalez-Fernandez are suing Casey Anthony for defamation, but they intend to grill the woman acquitted of killing her daughter during her civil deposition because "America wants justice."
Lawyer to seek non-prison sentence for tug pilot
A defense lawyer says a tug pilot charged with manslaughter "went numb" from a family emergency and wasn't thinking clearly before a deadly crash in Philadelphia.
Leiby Kletzky's killer hears voices: Lawyer
Brooklyn child butcher Levi Aron was formally charged with murder Thursday as his lawyer claimed he hears voices.
Real 'Zanny' Lawyer Wants to Grill Casey Anthony
The lawyers for the real Zenaida Gonzalez-Fernandez are suing Casey Anthony for defamation, but they intend to grill the woman acquitted of killing her daughter during her civil deposition because "America wants justice."
Real 'Zanny' Lawyer Wants to Grill Casey Anthony
The lawyers for the real Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez are suing Casey Anthony for defamation, but they intend to grill the woman acquitted of killing her daughter during her civil deposition because "America wants justice."
Attorney General Koster to discuss first canine cruelty case under new law
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster this afternoon will discuss the first legal action and animal rescue efforts under a new state law against canine cruelty, a state news release said.
Casey Attorney: Don't Stream Deposition Online
The attorney defending Casey Anthony in a civil case against her wants to halt a hearing scheduled for Friday morning.
Attorney General says low-income housing tax credits are subject to public law
Records pertaining to a Lafayette low-income housing tax credit development are open to the public, the Louisiana Attorney General's Office said in a written opinion Monday.
City lawyer 'killed his wife after she learned of his four year affair with work colleague'
Richard Davies Jones, 31, allegedly thrust a kitchen knife into wife Laura's neck after she found out about his relationship with Kendra James-Booth, pictured.
Lawyer set to 'grill' Casey Anthony
ORLANDO, Fla., July 14 (UPI) -- Lawyers for a Florida woman suing Casey Anthony say they'll ask hard questions of Anthony, acquitted of killing her daughter, because "America wants justice."
Guards can't take cameras - lawyer
A Wellington lawyer says the public need to know their rights when it comes to security guards.
Higginbotham wants county attorney's budget cut
Hillsborough County Commission Chairman Al Higginbotham called Thursday for deep cuts in the county attorney's office, citing a consultant's report suggesting the office's budget could be cut by 13 percent.
Granting powers of attorney
Estate planning is not just about executing wills and distributing assets upon an individual’s death; it should also include the possibility of mental or legal incapacity during a client’s lifetime. CommInsure’s Jeffrey Scott reports.
Lawyer Richard Davies Jones 'knifed wife to death after row over his cheating'
City lawyer Richard Davies Jones allegedly stabbed his wife Laura (pictured) to death in their Surrey home after a row about his affair with another lawyer.
Hillsborough commission tells county attorney to lose the fat
By Bill Varian, Times Staff Writer Thursday, July 14, 2011 TAMPA — A month after forcing out their attorney, Hillsborough County commissioners are considering shrinking the office she left behind. Commission Chairman Al Higginbotham said Thursday that former County Attorney Renee Lee and her interim replacement had failed to adjust their spending to reflect the times. He gave acting head Don ...
County attorney joining state's medical-pot case
Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery will join in on the state's request for a declaratory judgment on medical marijuana.
Lawyer for Man Accused of Impersonating Trooper Responds
Greece, N.Y. --- The lawyer for a New York City man accused of impersonating a State Trooper says his client just wanted to help a friend retrieve her dog.
Eastday-Lawyer delivers on charity
THE Shanghai lawyer who microblogged about raising money for a family hit by tragedy handed over the charitable money to the victim's family yesterday in Shanghai.
U.S. Attorney General says probe progressing into News
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Investigations are progressing into the U.S. operations of News Corp after the UK phone hacking scandal, U.S. Attorney-General Eric H. Holder said in Australia on Friday.
Lawyer bigwig in tax scam: feds
A former senior partner at a prestigious New York law firm has been indicted by the feds for allegedly hiding $2.1 million from the IRS. Theodore Freedman, 63, who worked at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, was hit with four counts of tax fraud for understating his income and making bogus...
Attorney pleads guilty on eve of trial
An attorney and former bank chairman pleaded guilty to federal wire fraud on the eve of jury selection for his trial