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Conn. official: Facebook fixes profile trouble
Connecticut's attorney general said Tuesday that as a result of work by his office and Facebook, the social media site has made it easier to report impostor profiles.
Conn. official: Facebook fixes profile trouble
Connecticut's attorney general said Tuesday that as a result of work by his office and Facebook, the social media site has made it easier to report impostor profiles.
Lawyer Of Norwegian Shooter Says Client Is Deranged
The lawyer for Anders Behring Breivik, the man accused of the bombing and mass shooting in Norway, says his client is clearly insane. Speaking in Oslo Tuesday morning, the lawyer also said Breivik told him there are more extremist cells in other parts of Europe.
Lawyer Of Norwegian Shooter Says Client Is Deranged
The lawyer for Anders Behring Breivik, the man accused of the bombing and mass shooting in Norway, says his client is clearly insane. Speaking in Oslo Tuesday morning, the lawyer also said Breivik told him there are more extremist cells in other parts of Europe.
Attorney General Going After Scamming Roofers
They've operated under a half dozen company names, but the result has been the same. Customers have complained about being ripped off by roofers who they say perform little or no work, but take the money and run. KD Investigator Andy Sheehan exposed them and now the attorney general is taking action.
Reluctant Labor Party lawyer agrees to defend Norway killer
OSLO (Reuters) - After massacring at least 76 people, most of them young members of the Norwegian Labor Party, right-wing zealot Anders Behring Breivik had a request: to be defended by Oslo lawyer Geir Lippestad.
Attorney: Supreme Court shouldn’t waste time on roadside crosses case
Attorney: Supreme Court shouldn’t waste time on roadside crosses case By melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jul 26, 2011 03:57PM MDT Attorneys for an organization opposed to the placement of 12-foot-high crosses on public property in Utah to memorialize state troopers killed in the line of duty have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to nix hearing the case. In a brief filed this week on ...
Lawyer: Manic episode in hotel castration death
A defense lawyer says a Portuguese model was suffering from a "manic episode" on the night authorities say he castrated and killed a Portuguese TV personality in a New York hotel room. Tuesday's mention of a "manic episode" provides a peek at how Renato Seabra's lawyer is likely...
Lawyer: Manic episode in NY hotel castration death
A Portuguese model was suffering from a "manic episode" on the night authorities say he castrated and killed a Portuguese TV personality in a hotel room, his lawyer said Tuesday, providing a peek into how he is likely to carry out a planned insanity defense.
Norway suspect's lawyer says gunman may be insane
The lawyer for the Norwegian gunman who claimed responsibility for killing 76 people in twin attacks last week said everything about his client's case suggested he is insane.
AZ attorney suspended without hearing
An attorney who spoke out in a series of ABC15 Investigations on probate court has now become the target of judicial review.
Prosecutors seek gag order against militia defense attorney
Federal prosecutors are seeking a partial gag order against an attorney representing a defendant in the Fairbanks militia cases after the attorney disparaged the character of an informant to a reporter.
Lawyer of farmer jailed in Beirut says Canadian government has been no help
DRUMMOND, N.B. - The lawyer for a New Brunswick farmer jailed in Lebanon for more than four months says his client is being treated like a criminal and the Canadian government is doing nothing to help.
Strauss-Kahn’s Accuser Was Misquoted, Lawyer Says
Nafissatou Diallo never raised the subject of Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s money in a recorded call from a friend, her lawyer, Kenneth P. Thompson, said.
State Attorney General's voicemail hacked
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster had his voicemail hacked last week. So did KSDK I-Team reporter Leisa Zigman.
Anders Breivik's Lawyer is Saying He's Insane
Anders Behring Breivik's lawyer, Geir Lippestad, held a press conference Tuesday to express doubts he has over the sanity of his client, The New York Times reports. Breivik has admitted to detonating a bomb and then shooting 76 people in Norway last Friday. Psychiatrists have yet to examine Breivik, and already his lawyer is claiming he's nuts. "I can’t describe him because he’s not like anyone ...
District attorney enters congressional race for Shuler's seat
Republican district attorney Jeff Hunt said Tuesday he'll run for the 11th District congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler.
Lawyer paints picture of paranoid Norway killer
OSLO – The lawyer for the gunman behind last week’s attacks in Norway laid out his feelings about the case and his client yesterdy, painting a picture of a cold and paranoid “warrior” who appears to be insane.
Attorney general talks about NM Sunshine Laws
FARMINGTON — Proclaiming that open government is essential, Attorney General Gary King on Tuesday visited Farmington to continue his aggressive grassroots effort educating the public about the state's Sunshine Laws.
New York Attorney Paul Walker Successfully Defends New York Licensed Physician
Peltz & Walker recently successfully defended a practicing physician during an investigation by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC).New York, NY (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 The medical malpractice defense attorneys at Peltz & Walker recently represented a New York State licensed physician during an inquiry by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC). The matter came to the OPMC ...
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.
Casino late in paying settlement, lawyer says
The lawyer for two people who had filed a lawsuit against Gateway Casino after claiming they were beaten by security staff says the company is at least three weeks late in coming up with the $35,000 it agreed to pay them.
Attorney general recuses himself from PAC inquiry
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has stepped aside from a possible investigation of a political action committee chaired by former Gov. Bob Riley.
District attorney enters congressional race for Shuler's seat
Republican district attorney Jeff Hunt said Tuesday he'll run for the 11th District congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler.
Attorney wants former Bosque Farms mayor's lawsuit put on hold
The attorney for former Bosque Farms Mayor Roger Baldwin, who is suing the village for unspecified damages for an injury he sustain last year, expects to reach an agreement this week to hold off a fact-finding process until Baldwin recovers from neck injuries.
Lawyer: Strauss-Kahn accuser, DA meeting went well
NEW YORK—The hotel maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sex assault has been wrongfully portrayed as a money-grubbing opportunist in accounts of her recorded remarks to an incarcerated friend, her lawyer said Wednesday after they reviewed the tapes during a nearly eight-hour meeting with prosecutors.
ATTORNEY GENERAL: FACEBOOK HAS MADE ‘SIGNIFICANT CHANGES’ IN RESPONSE TO CONCERNS
HARTFORD – Attorney General George Jepsen credited Facebook Tuesday for making it easier for users of its social media website to report imposter profiles and for providing instructions to users who wish to opt out of its new “Tag Suggestions” feature.
Attorney Arrested for Trapping
NEW MILFORD—At torney Paul Garlasco, who has long been engaged in a legal feud with Bridgewater First Selectman William Stuart, will defend himself in Bantam Superior Court next week against seven charges related to illegal wildlife trapping near his Warwick Drive home.
Lawyer to become Quebec's 'Judge Judy'
One of Quebec's most colourful legal figures will be starring in her own television show this coming fall.
District attorney enters congressional race for Shuler's seat
Republican district attorney Jeff Hunt said Tuesday he'll run for the 11th District congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Heath Shuler.
Rogue Vancouver cop's misdeeds 'could have been worse': Lawyer
The lawyer for former Vancouver cop Peter Hodson, fired from his job last year after he was caught peddling marijuana while on duty, says the man's crimes could have been worse.
Interim Hillsborough attorney recommends further cuts, including his own job
Hillsborough County commissioners approved a budget for their county attorney's office that included sharper job cuts than he had recommended before. But they also made clear they want to look for further spending reductions in the office, including exploring options for outsourcing some of its work. Commission Chairman Al Higginbotham voted against the budget, saying he didn't think the cuts ...
Hillsborough commission OKs large cut to county attorney's budget
County commissioners approved a dramatically scaled-back county attorney's budget that reduces the department's bottom line by $1.4 million and gets rid of four attorney positions.
Oregon Attorney General's Office warns of sweepstakes scam
The Oregon Attorney Generals Office is alerting residents about a sweepstakes scam that requires them to spend some money. According to the AGs office, the con artists place calls to unsuspecting consumers telling them that they have won a sweepstake. Calls about the bogus sweepstakes and lottery ask consumers to purchase a pre-paid credit card to cover taxes or fees related to the fake prize ...
Some 9/11 families to meet with attorney general next month on Murdoch scandal hacking report
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to meet Aug. 24 with family members of some of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks regarding the FBI inquiry into allegations surrounding Rupert Murdoch's media empire, a lawyer said Wednesday.
9/11 families to meet with AG on Murdoch scandal
Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to meet Aug. 24 with some of the 9/11 family members regarding the FBI inquiry into the allegations surrounding Rupert Murdoch's media empire, a lawyer said Wednesday.
9/11 families to meet with AG on Murdoch scandal
Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to meet Aug. 24 with some of the 9/11 family members regarding the FBI inquiry into the allegations surrounding Rupert Murdoch's media empire, a lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney hired to resolve claims for Furniture Deals and Steals customers
A court-appointed attorney will help resolve pending claims at a furniture company that abruptly closed its six Wisconsin retail stores this summer including one in Sheboygan amid allegations that it had not been fulfilling its customers orders.
9/11 families to meet with attorney general on Murdoch hacking report
Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to meet Aug. 24 with family members of some of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks regarding the FBI inquiry into allegations surrounding Rupert Murdoch's media empire, a lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer to be quizzed on Opes
Flamboyant criminal lawyer Chris Murphy is to be questioned under oath about the collapse of broker and stock lender Opes Prime.
Attorney Fights To Have Teen Tried As Juvenile In E. Huntingdon Arson
Ricky Wilson, 16, is facing adult charges after police said he set fire to his neighbor's home last month.
Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon Attorney Wins Increased Condemnation Award for NYC Church, Gaining $51 Million for Client
NYC eminent domain attorney M. Robert Goldstein wins affirmation in appellate court against the MTA, upholding one of the largest condemnation awards in New York historyNew York, NY (PRWEB) July 27, 2011 M. Robert Goldstein, a partner at Goldstein, Rikon & Rikon, P.C., won a unanimous decision from New York’s Appellate Division, First Department affirming one of the largest condemnation awards ...
Lawyer: Pa. teacher suspended over blog reinstated
A suburban Philadelphia high school teacher suspended over a blog in which she called students "disengaged, lazy whiners" has been reinstated to her old job and is mulling whether to return this fall, her attorney said.
Chicago Workers' Compensation Lawyer Richard E. Aleksy Appointed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to Workers ...
Chicago, IL – Chicago workers' compensation lawyer Richard E. Aleksy, a partner of the law office of Corti, Aleksy and Castaneda (http://www.workcompguys.com), has been appointed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to be one of only twelve people on the Illinois Workers' Compensation Advisory Board, effective immediately. ...
Ky. Attorney General Jack Conway files lawsuit against Daymar College
(WHAS11) - Kentucky's Attorney General says a local for-profit college is ripping off students and taxpayers. WHAS11’s I-Team first began telling you about problems at Daymar last year, after dozens of students contacted us with the allegations that Daymar College engaged in unfair, false, misleading and deceptive trade practices. In front of a room full of reporters Wednesday afternoon ...
Attorney General suing Daymar College
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway has filed a lawsuit against Daymar College alleging the for-profit college violated the state's Consumer Protection Act.
Attorney General to meet 9/11 family members
Attorney General agreed to meet the 9/11 family members in relation to the FBI inquiry into the Murodch accusations.
Strauss-Kahn Accuser’s Lawyer Leaves Meeting With New York Prosecutors
The lawyer for the woman who accuses former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her in a New York hotel said his client’s remarks about her alleged attacker’s wealth were mischaracterized.
Tape shows Strauss-Kahn maid not after money: lawyer
The lawyer for a New York maid who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape said Wednesday that a phone recording proved she was no gold-digger after the ex-IMF chief's money.
Attorney General's office announces anonymous crime tip system
SALT LAKE CITY -- Pleasant Grove police lead dispatcher Heidi Johnson spent Wednesday morning learning how to take a tip. Though Johnson's job requires her to constantly gather information, her depart