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Attorney General Weighs in on Controversial Gaming Machines at Local VFW Post
Panama City - State Attorney General Pam Bondi has issued an opinion about those controversial gaming machines at a local VFW hall. The controversy started last month, when State Attorney Glenn Hess claimed the devises were nothing more than illegal slot machines. Hess asked Bondi for her opinion on the controversy. Bondi has issued that opinion, and is siding with the state attorney's office.
Attorney General Schneiderman Says Fake NYC Nursing Schools Ripped Off Students
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said the five schools in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island defrauded students to the tune of $6 million.
Lawyer Says Fugitive Should Not be Deported
The lawyer for one of China's most wanted fugitives asked Canada's Federal Court on Thursday to stay his client's deportation, arguing he would not get a fair trial in his native country.
Florida attorney general's office fires back at its former foreclosure investigators
Florida attorney general's office fires back at its former foreclosure investigators
Longtime defense attorney to join prosecutor’s office
PANAMA CITY - To fill the newly vacant position the State Attorney's Office recruited a board certified attorney who has done almost nothing but criminal defense for the past 17 years.Robert Sombathy will fill the position that opened up when John O'Brien left the Major Crimes Division...
Lawyer: Allegations against Widener Law prof unproven
A Widener University Law School panel formed to investigate allegations that a tenured professor made racist, sexist, and violent statements has found that the accusations were "not proven," the professor's attorney said Thursday.
No hospital arrest for Ampatuan: lawyer
MANILA -- A lawyer of massacre suspect and suspended governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) Rizaldy "Zaldy" Ampatuan said his client is not seeking hospital arrest. Regional Trial Court Branch 221 Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes on Thursday night allowed Ampatuan to stay at the Philippine Health Center (PHC), where he is confined since Wednesday, until 12 noon Friday.He was ...
Attorney general says VFW machines are illegal
PARKER - State Attorney Glenn Hess won a legal argument Thursday but he didn't sound thrilled with the victory."I regret that we had to go this route," Hess said of Attorney General Pam Bondi's written response to a question he posed about electronic gaming machines at VFW...
Lawyer for suspended Haledon police chief demands dismissal of administrative charges, citing conflict
A lawyer for suspended Police Chief Louis Mercuro demanded that the Borough Council dismiss the 2-year-old administrative charges against his client at the start of Thursday’s council meeting.
Attorney: Ex-Officer Accused Of Rape Passed Polygraph Test
A former San Diego police officer accused of raping a prostitute has passed a polygraph test supporting his defense, according to information obtained by 10News.
Lawyer Claims Fees Drained Parks' Estate
A lawyer involved in a long-running dispute over the estate of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks claims that a judge allowed two other lawyers to pile up fees that ate away about two-thirds of the estate's $372,000 cash value.
Attorney: Boater wasn't impaired
A Nebraskan charged in the boating deaths of two North Carolina brothers was not impaired by alcohol during a collision involving a pontoon boat and the boys' tube, the boater's attorney said.
Attorney calls dismissal of 2nd-degree murder case 'courageous'
Julio Romero's attorney said a Berks County judge courageously dismissed the second-degree murder case against Romero that prosecutors never should have been filed.
Attorney general appeals fine for violating state's public records law
Attorney General Gary King on Thursday appealed a judge's ruling that he should pay about $20,000 for violating the state's public records law. In a notice filed in the state Court of Appeals, King's lawyer said he's appealing last week's order by state District Judge Beatrice Brickhouse.
Attorney general appeals fine for violating state's public records law
Attorney General Gary King on Thursday appealed a judge's ruling that he should pay about $20,000 for violating the state's public records law. In a notice filed in the state Court of Appeals, King's lawyer said he's appealing last week's order by state District Judge Beatrice Brickhouse.
Lawyer's death may be a suicide
EAST ST. LOUIS • Alton lawyer Dennis Nalick apparently committed suicide Thursday rather than face sentencing in a federal criminal case, according to authorities and one of his attorneys.
New Lawyer to Assist in Defense of Levi Aron
Jennifer L. McCann, who has experience in mental health issues, was brought on to assist in the defense of Levi Aron, the man accused of killing an 8-year-old boy.
Attorney on priest's death: There's much more to this story
"There is much more to the story than the media knows." That comment came Thursday morning from the attorney representing Jeremy Manieri, the Waveland man accused of killing a Catholic priest July 10.
Attorney on priest's death: There's much more to this story
"There is much more to the story than the media knows." That comment came Thursday morning from the attorney representing Jeremy Manieri, the Waveland man accused of killing a Catholic priest July 10.
Attorney general investigating redistricting panel
PHOENIX -- Attorney General Tom Horne is investigating whether the commission charged with drawing new legislative and congressional boundaries violated state procurement and open meeting laws.
Attorney: Boater wasn't impaired
A Nebraskan charged in the boating deaths of two North Carolina brothers was not impaired by alcohol during a collision involving a pontoon boat and the boys' tube, the boater's attorney said.
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.
French Scorpene lawyer detained at KLIA
(The Malaysian Insider) - French lawyer Willian Bourdon has been detained at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport after attending a dinner in Penang last night where he briefed the audience on the progress of judicial investigations in France into the controversial RM7 billion Scorpene submarines that Malaysia bought. Suaram director Cynthia Gabriel, who has been escorting Bourdon during his ...
Zerger & Mauer Adds Attorney Melody Rayl to Team
Zerger & Mauer LLP, a Kansas City law firm founded in April 2011 by former Bryan Cave partners Steve Mauer and Heather Zerger, announces the addition of attorney Melody Rayl to the Kansas City firm.Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 Zerger & Mauer LLP, a Kansas City law firm founded in April 2011 by former Bryan Cave partners Steve Mauer and Heather Zerger, announces the addition of attorney ...
San Diego Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Three High-Profile Legal Matters on Local Television News
Attorney Dan Gilleon, an attorney with Mitchell | Gilleon, a team of San Diego personal injury lawyers, has appeared on three separate occasions on local television regarding high-profile legal matters. Mr. Gilleon commented on the status of two of the cases at issue and provided legal insight into the matters and their procedures. ...
Suaram: French Scorpene lawyer to be deported
SEPANG, July 22 — French lawyer William Bourdon, detained earlier today at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), will “most likely” be deported tonight, Suara Rakyat Malaysia (Suaram) has said.
Attorney due in court was found dead
An Edwardsville attorney who was due in federal court Thursday morning to be sentenced on a charge of mail fraud has been found dead.
Lawyer: Allegations of racist or sexist statements against Widener Law prof unproven
A Widener University Law School panel formed to investigate allegations that a tenured professor made racist, sexist, and violent statements has found that the accusations were "not proven," the professor's attorney said Thursday.
Malaysia detains French lawyer in graft trial
Malaysian authorities have detained a French lawyer representing a human rights group in a court case accusing shipbuilder DCNS of corruption in a $1.2 billion submarine deal with Malaysia.
French lawyer Bourdon to be deported soon
French lawyer William Bourdon could be deported soon, a day after briefing Penangites on the progress of investigations in France into the Scorpene submarines deal. According to lawyer Fadiah Nadwa at the scene, the Bourdon is being held at the KLIA immigration holding centre now after he was detained. “They are going to deport him [Read more]
Malaysia to deport French lawyer for rights group
Malaysian authorities will deport a French lawyer representing a human rights group in a court case accusing shipbuilder DCNS of corruption in a $1.2 billion submarine deal with Malaysia, activists said Friday.
Lawyer Bourdon detained at KLIA, to be deported
French lawyer William Bourdon, who was in Penang last night to speak about the controversial Scorpene submarines deal allegedly involving millions of ringgit in kickbacks to Malaysian government officials, was detained at the KL International Airport this morning.
Crown challenges not so rare, lawyer says
Defence lawyer Averill Baker is not alone in being the target of a Crown application to remove her from a case, a prominent St. John's lawyer says.
Lawyer William Bourdon detained at KLIA, to be deported
Susan Loone & Joseph Sipalan French lawyer William Bourdon, who was in Penang last night to speak about the controversial Scorpene submarines deal allegedly involving millions of ringgit in kickbacks to Malaysian government officials, was detained at the KL International Airport this morning. It is understood that he will put on a plane bound for [...]
French lawyer to be deported tonight
PETALING JAYA: Prominent French human rights lawyer William Bourdon will be deported tonight after being detained for more than four hours by immigration and police officials at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).
Probe sought of lawyer who represented Meijer
Traverse City — A judge believes a lawyer committed perjury when he denied knowing anything about the role of Meijer Inc. in a 2007 recall election of township officials in northern Michigan's Grand Traverse County.
Lawyer wants reporter cited for contempt
MANILA, Philippines - A lawyer is readying a motion to cite ABS-CBN reporter Anthony Taberna cited for contempt of court for interviewing Maguindanao massacre suspect Zaldy Ampatuan.
Attorney Offers Casey Whereabouts To Highest Bidder
A lawyer sends an email to news organizations about Casey info.
Lawyer for cruiser who released ship anchor: 'Where's the crime?'
The lawyer for a California man facing up to 20 years in prison for releasing the anchor of a moving cruise ship says his client is guilty of ...
Lawyer on new bike sped at 98mph
A 49-year-old lawyer was caught speeding at 98mph on his new motorcycle, a court hears.
Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich: County Commission underfunding prosecutors
Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich has been sparring in recent months with the County Commission over its funding of her office.
Malaysia to deport French lawyer in graft probe
A French lawyer for a rights group in an inquiry into alleged corruption linked to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was Friday detained in Kuala Lumpur and will be deported, the government said.
Defense lawyer quits child-killing case
NEW YORK, July 22 (UPI) -- One of accused New York City child-killer Levi Aron's lawyers has quit, saying he cannot stomach the brutal crime.
Attorney: 'More than meets eye' in penis-slashing case
The attorney for a woman accused of cutting off her husband's penis said Friday that there is "more than meets the eye" to the case but declined to speak in further detail.Catherine Kieu briefly appeared in court early Friday but did not enter a plea to charges that include...
Pennsylvania Tractor-Trailer Accident Attorney Takes Helm of Trucking Litigation Group
Daniel W. Munley of the Pennsylvania trucking litigation law firm of Munley, Munley & Cartwright, P.C., says AAJ group is focused on holding negligent CMV carriers and operators accountable.Scranton, PA (PRWEB) July 22, 2011 Pennsylvania personal injury attorney Daniel W. Munley has begun his term as national chair of the American Association for Justice’s Trucking Litigation Group (TLG).Formed ...
Anthony attorney denies interview negotiations
The lead defense attorney in the murder trial of Casey Anthony denies reports that he is negotiating deals for a paid interview with his client.
Attorney: US Rep. Rivera facing federal probe
An attorney says his client is being interviewed by federal authorities investigating South Florida U.S. Rep. David Rivera over possible tax evasion.
Attorney: Freshman US Rep. David Rivera facing federal probe into possible tax evasion
An attorney says his client is being interviewed by federal authorities investigating South Florida U.S. Rep. David Rivera over possible tax evasion.
State attorney: Validity of petition signatures not an issue in Pearce recall
An attorney for the state said Friday he hopes to kill the challenge to the recall of Russell Pearce without ever having to fight over the validity of individual signatures.
Attorney for the state looks to stop Pearce recall
PHOENIX — An attorney for the state said Friday he hopes to kill the challenge to the recall of Russell Pearce without ever having to fight over the validity of individual signatures.