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BREAKING: City Council Dismisses City Attorney
The Elk Grove City Council announced on July 27 following a closed session meeting that it voted to cut ties with Elk Grove City Attorney Susan Cochran.
Colorado governor, attorney general stand against education-funding challenge
Days before a landmark school-funding lawsuit goes to trial, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General John Suthers on Thursday took a pre-emptive bipartisan stand against the legal challenge, arguing that it could cost the state billions of dollars if it loses in court.
Colorado governor, attorney general stand against education-funding challenge
Days before a landmark school-funding lawsuit goes to trial, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General John Suthers on Thursday took a pre-emptive bipartisan stand against the legal challenge, arguing that it could cost the state billions of dollars if it loses in court.
Attorney Scott Behrendt Honored as a Southern California Rising Star for 2011 by Super Lawyers
The law firm of Theodora Oringher PC congratulates Scott K. Behrendt on being named a Southern California Rising Star for 2011 by Super Lawyers, a distinction shared by only 2.5 percent of all attorneys in Southern California.(PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Theodora Oringher PC congratulates attorney Scott Behrendt on being named a Southern California Rising Star for 2011 by Super Lawyers. Each year, Los ...
Colorado governor, attorney general stand against education-funding challenge
Days before a landmark school-funding lawsuit goes to trial, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General John Suthers on Thursday took a pre-emptive bipartisan stand against the legal challenge, arguing that it could cost the state billions of dollars if it loses in court.
Attorney: Mental illness plagued Santa Cruz wrong-way driving suspect
SANTA CRUZ -- A 28-year-old Santa Cruz man accused of deliberately driving into oncoming traffic and killing a woman has a long history of mental illness, according to his attorney.
State attorney general Schuette to appeal ruling striking down affirmative action ban
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said Thursday that he plans to appeal a July ruling by a federal appeals court that struck down the state's voter-approved ban on affirmative action, saying the "nutty" ruling defies common sense and turns the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause "on its head."
Lawyer to join fight on houses scheme
MARYPORT residents have hired a lawyer to help their fight against a controversial housing development.
Elder Law Attorney Anthony Enea Named “Super Lawyer”
White Plains lawyer among Top 5 Percent in New YorkWhite Plains, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Elder law attorney Anthony J. Enea, managing partner at Enea, Scanlan & Sirignano, LLP in White Plains, N.Y., has been named a “Super Lawyer” for 2011 by Super Lawyers magazine. The research team at Super Lawyers, a publication of Thomson Reuters, based in Eagan, Minn., undertakes a rigorous multi-phase ...
Merced district attorney won't seek death penalty in Planada murder-kidnap case
The Merced County District Attorney's Office won't be seeking the death penalty for the co
Colorado governor, attorney general stand against education-funding challenge
Days before a landmark school-funding lawsuit goes to trial, Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General John Suthers on Thursday took a pre-emptive bipartisan stand against the legal challenge, arguing that it could cost the state billions of dollars if it loses in court.
Attorney General files suit against Daymar
Attorney General Jack Conway today filed suit in Daviess County against the owners and operators of Daymar College over allegations the for-profit college violated Kentucky’s Consumer Protection A...
Attorney hit with reprimand
CORUNNA — An attorney currently serving a one-year suspension from practicing law has received a second reprimand from the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board stemming from a separate case.
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.
McFarlane Attorney: Charges Aren't Clear
Teen's defense asks preosecutors to be more specific.
State Attorney Won't Challenge Casey Probation
A spokesman for the state attorney's office told WESH 2 News it will not challenge Casey Anthony's probation status.
Attorney-General dicision on DTAC's 3G serv
The Office of the Attorney-General is expected to advise CAT Telecom within two weeks on whether Total Access Communication (DTAC) can launch a commercial third-generation wireless broadband service under its CAT concession, Attorney-General Julasing Wasantasing said yesterday.
Eminent Domain Attorney Alan Ackerman to Participate in International Property Rights Conference
Attorney Alan Ackerman will speak at the 8th Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference in Beijing, China during which Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will receive the 2011 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize. Mr. Ackerman will participate in a panel entitled “Reflections on Important Property Rights Decisions,” which will analyze some of Justice O’Connor’s property rights decisions.(PRWEB ...
Attorney: Accused pirate unlawfully interrogated
The defense attorney for a Somali man accused of being a pirate negotiator says he was unlawfully interrogated aboard a government airplane after requesting a lawyer.
Defense attorney: Accused Somali pirate was unlawfully interrogated aboard government plane
NORFOLK, Va. - The defense attorney for a Somali man accused of being a pirate negotiator says he was unlawfully interrogated aboard a government airplane after requesting a lawyer.
Lawyer: S.F. park victim died during sex
The attorney for the man accused of killing a San Francisco restaurant worker in Buena Vista Park and setting his body ablaze said today that the victim died "in a terrible accident" during consensual sex. David Muñoz...
Naples attorney announces plan to run for Congress
A Naples attorney has added his name to the list of Republicans running for Congress in Southwest Florida.
Attorney for alleged abusive mother requests speedy trial
FORSYTH — The attorney for a Branson woman accused of neglecting and abusing her two daughters has filed a motion for a speedy trial.
Local lawyer retained for possible suit against Casey Anthony
Local lawyer retained for possible suit against Casey Anthony
Bell sues its former city attorney, claiming faulty legal advice
City of Bell: The city of Bell filed a malpractice lawsuit against its former city attorney and his two law firms Thursday, alleging that they were given faulty legal advice that led to overpayment of Robert Rizzo and other city officials.
Attorney facing charges of obstructing police officer
As he was leaving, the attorney's hand hit a handcuff chain that reopened a wound on the deputy's hand.
Texas ruling ends inquiry in death penalty case
The Texas attorney general severely limited the state's Forensic Science Commission's ability to investigate past cases Friday, including an arson case that critics say might have ended in the execution of an innocent man.
Probate attorney exonerated after arrest
A probate attorney who appeared in one of our investigative stories on probate court can now clear his name and reputation after an appeal’s judge has overturned his arrest.
Attorney-General dicision on DTAC's 3G service
The Office of the Attorney-General is expected to advise CAT Telecom within two weeks on whether Total Access Communication (DTAC) can launch a commercial third-generation wireless broadband service under its CAT concession, Attorney-General Julasing Wasantasing said yesterday.
Attorney to seek injunction against Hotel Clovis sign
An attorney who has demanded the city of Clovis remove a “Save me” sign from Hotel Clovis says it will be Monday before he can seek a court injunction. Eric Dixon, who said he works for the High Plains Patriots and their treasurer Kim Runyan,...
Bridgewater Town Council attorney: disputed order meant as 'non-binding guidance'
The Bridgewater Town Council’s attorney said Friday at a hearing in Brockton Superior Court the Council order banning town residents from serving as town attorney does not apply to the incumbent and was intended only as “non-binding guidance” for the town manager. But incumbent town attorney Mark Gildea, who lives in Bridgewater, said that claim flies in the face of the Council’s actions over ...
Attorney questions prostitute charges against Peoria city councilman
FILE PHOTO: Dan Irving was sworn in to the City Council as Peoria's representative from the 5th District in 2009.
Texas attorney general blocks forensic panel from continuing Willingham case
The state panel may not determine whether fire investigators were negligent in the death penalty case, the attorney general says.
Seahawks will miss leadership of veteran safety Lawyer Milloy
Veteran safety Lawyer Milloy is an unsigned free agent and is not on the Seahawks' roster.
Davis Polk Lawyer Nominated for Federal Bench
The choice of Ronnie Abrams is the first time that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has recommended a judicial nominee to the White House.
Elk Grove dismissal of city attorney follows strained relationship
Elk Grove's discharge of Susan Burns Cochran as city attorney this week brings an end to her sometimes rocky, four-year relationship with the City Council.
Disbarred Leominster lawyer ordered to pay $1.4 million restitution
A Leominster lawyer was ordered to pay $1.4 million restitution at his sentencing in U.S. District Court in Boston this week
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.
Michigan Auto Law Hires Newest Auto Accident Attorney
Law firm welcomes Josh R. Terebelo, growing to 18 attorneys helping car accident victims despite nation’s harshest auto accident lawsFarmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) July 30, 2011 Michigan Auto Law (Gursten, Koltonow, Gursten, Christensen & Raitt, PC) would like to announce that car accident attorney Joshua R. Terebelo has joined the law firm's Farmington Hills office.Michigan Auto Law is the ...
Lawyer: S.F. park victim died during sex
The attorney for the man accused of killing a San Francisco restaurant worker in Buena Vista Park and setting his body ablaze said Friday that the victim died "in a terrible accident" during consensual sex. David Muñoz...
Iran may release detained U.S. hikers soon: lawyer
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran may release U.S. citizens detained on charges of espionage, their lawyer Masoud Shafiee told Reuters on Saturday, a day before a scheduled court session for the two coinciding with the second anniversary of their detention.
Ex-attorney shot, killed
SYLACAUGA -- Police on Thursday were investigating the death of a former Sylacauga city attorney who was found fatally shot at his residence.
Attorney general’s ruling limits forensics panel inquiries
AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas attorney general severely limited the state’s Forensic Science Commission’s ability to investigate past cases Friday, including an examination of evidence used in disputed death penalty case.
Lawyer: 2 Americans held in Iran could be released
The Associated Press The Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran Two Americans jailed in Iran on charges of espionage could be released after a court hearing slated for Sunday, their lawyer said. Masoud Shafiei said Saturday the fact that the session in the trial of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal would coincide with the second anniversary of their arrest may indicate that they will be freed. The Muslim world ...
U.S. Attorney fights to keep Chafee out of custody battle over murder suspect
PROVIDENCE - U.S. Attorney Peter F. Neronha's office moved Friday to block Governor Chafee from becoming a party in an accused killer's appeal of a court order forcing the state to surrender him to federal authorities.
NY attorney general closes antitrust investigation of NFL lockout, impact on businesses
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s attorney general has ended an antitrust investigation into the five-month NFL lockout of players after owners and the players’ union settled it. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman requested information from both the league and the players’ union three weeks ago about the economic impact. Spokesman Danny Kanner says the inquiry is no longer being pursued and that its ...
Iran could release 2 Americans, lawyer says
Attorney for Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal encouraged by fact that trial date coincides with 2nd anniversary of their arrest
Lawyer: 2 Americans held in Iran could be released
Two Americans jailed in Iran on charges of espionage could be released after a court hearing slated for Sunday, their lawyer said.
Lawyer for 2 Americans jailed in Iran on espionage charges says they may be released Sunday
TEHRAN, Iran - Two Americans jailed in Iran on charges of espionage could be released after a court hearing slated for Sunday, their lawyer said.
NY attorney general ends probe of NFL lockout
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's attorney general has ended an antitrust investigation into the five-month NFL lockout of players after owners and the players' union settled it.