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Lawyer in baby-selling case had high profile
Theresa Erickson, a well-known attorney with a practice in Poway, is one of a small number of lawyers in California to specialize in reproductive law. She promoted her work on television and radio shows, online, and in newspaper and magazine articles.
Attorney General accuses 6 in deeds scam
N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper says a group of scammers used fraudulent deeds to falsely claim ownership of six Wake County homes.
Borough attorney to forego some charges
The new borough attorney in Bloomingdale has offered to forego some charges that he was entitled to be compensated for under his contract. This could help quell the controversy that has stemmed from claims that he is more expensive than the former borough attorney.
Attorney wants federal judge to resolve dispute in Joseph Montelon case
The attorney for former Lorain police officer Joseph Montelon has asked a federal judge to resolve a dispute about Lorain officials not turning over police reports, medical records and training material in connection to Montelon's federal lawsuit.
Orange won't provide details of attorney deal
Unable to find a county attorney to work as a staff member, Orange County supervisors have voted to keep their part-time attorney through June 30, 2012. But once again, they won't let the taxpayers know how much it's going to cost them....
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette wants medical marijuana law modified
Michigan's medical marijuana law has been abused, exploited and hijacked by pot profiteers and needs fixing, Attorney General Bill Schuette said Wednesday.
Lawyer pleads guilty in adoption scheme
A California lawyer who specializes in reproductive law is the latest of three women to plead guilty for taking part in what US l prosecutors called a “baby-selling ring’’ that charged 12 couples more than $100,000 to adopt babies born from surrogate pregnancies.
NY hotel maid's lawyer cites 'many other' Strauss-Kahn victims
New York, Aug 11 (ANI): A lawyer for the maid who accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexually assaulting her, has said that 'many' other women have made similar complaints about the former IMF chief's behaviour.
Attorney: Case is sabotaged
San Bernardino County's lawsuit against the county's transportation agency is sabotaging prosecution of a sweeping county corruption case, an attorney in the lawsuit is alleging.
U.S. rights body urges release of Kazakh lawyer
ALMATY (Reuters) - The U.S.-based human rights body Freedom House has demanded the immediate release from prison of a Kazakh labor lawyer, saying trumped-up accusations were used to punish her for supporting striking oil workers.
Lawyer strike brings 2G proceedings to halt
A group of lawyers Thursday barged into a court where the 2G scam case was being heard, asking that the proceedings be stopped and the bar association strike be observed.
The Lincoln Lawyer
Guilty of brilliance. McConaughey's is a great performance as "The Lincoln Lawyer."
Shaman Lawyer Addresses Political and Economic Uncertainties with Groundbreaking Client Services
Shaman Lawyer Vincent Presti has responded to his clients’ demands for a full-service, spiritually-oriented legal consultancy to address the unprecedented economic, social and political uncertainties impacting professional decision-making processes through shamanic legal services, such as shamanic mediation, shamanic negotiation and drafting, and business vision quests. ...
Google Jumps Into Online-Law Business With Rocket Lawyer
Traditional lawyers may not like it, but venture capitalists are pouring money into one of the last industries to resist commoditization on the Web. Google Ventures today announced it is part of a group that infused $18.5 million into Rocket Lawyer, which bills itself as the "fastest growing online legal service."Founder Charley Moore told me the firm has 70,000 users a day and has doubled ...
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning Regrets Comparing Welfare Recipients to Raccoons, Aide Says
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning regrets comparing welfare recipients to raccoons during a weekend speech on his campaign for the Republican Senate nomination, a top aide said.
'Radical' U.K. lawyer Michael Mansfield barred from representing First Nation claim in oilsands case
He's likely Britain's most famous crusading lawyer, who has represented high-profile cases ranging from the families of protesters killed on Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland to Mohamed Al Fayed at the inquest into the deaths of the billionaire's son Dodi and Diana, Princess of Wales.
State attorney general sues foreclosure-aid company
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against a Florida-based mortgage foreclosure assistance company he says operated illegally in 15 counties.
Lawyer for jailed 'Jeopardy!' burglary suspect says client is a prostitute, not a thief
SAN FRANCISCO - The lawyer for a San Francisco woman charged with breaking into the hotel room of "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his client is a prostitute, not a thief.
DOJ Denies Victim StatusTo Family of Border Agent
In surprise move, U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona denies crime victim status to family of murdered border patrol agent VIDEO: Controversial Developments in Murder of Border Agent Mexican Drug War Spreading to Web
Attorney: Case is sabotaged
San Bernardino County s lawsuit against the county s transportation agency is sabotaging prosecution of a sweeping county corruption case, an attorney in the lawsuit is alleging.
Lawyer: 'Jeopardy!' burglary suspect a prostitute
The lawyer for a San Francisco woman charged with breaking into the hotel room of "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his client is a prostitute, not a thief.
Defense attorney confident of Quinlanâs innocence
Defense Attorney Robert Clune said Wednesday there is currently no update on when his client, Tioga County Legislator Andy Quinlan, will be in court for a gambling charge from his June arrest.
Lawyer: Trebek burglary suspect a prostitute
The lawyer for a San Francisco woman charged with breaking into the hotel room of "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his client is a prostitute, not a thief.
Lawyer: 'Jeopardy!' burglary suspect a prostitute, not a thief
SAN FRANCISCO -- The lawyer for a San Francisco woman charged with breaking into the hotel room of "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his client is a prostitute, not a thief.
Lawyer: "Jeopardy!" suspect a hooker, not thief
Woman charged with breaking into hotel room of Alex Trebek is a prostitute, her lawyer says
Lawyer: ‘Jeopardy!’ Burglary Suspect Is A Prostitute
The lawyer for a San Francisco woman charged with breaking into the hotel room of "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek says his client is a prostitute, not a thief.
Media-savvy lawyer for maid in Strauss-Kahn case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was Kenneth Thompson's starring role in the prosecution of New York police accused of beating and sodomizing a Haitian immigrant that put the son of one of the city's first female beat cops on the map in 1997.
Assistant attorney general resigns after blasting department
An assistant attorney general in the Tampa Economic Crimes Division has resigned the day after he wrote a 16-page memo criticizing the department.Andrew Bennett Spark said he didn't want to comment any further, but did acknowledge that he resigned on Wednesday.Tuesday, he sent a memo to the state's media outlining a handful of complaints of the Economic Crimes Division.
Bre-X lawyer emotional at discipline hearing
Joe Groia faces allegations of “incivility” during Felderhof trial
Attorney General: Somerset was wrong not to seek bid for alarm repairs
The school district was wrong to not seek bids for the installation of a new smoke detection system at the middle school, according to a preliminary finding by the state attorney general’s office. Installation of a new system was to begin last week to replace the existing system, which was found to potentially not work correctly in event of a fire. Now, the school district will put the project ...
Bre-X lawyer emotional at discipline hearing
Joe Groia faces allegations of “incivility” during Felderhof trial
Lawyer drops missing client in dangerous driving case
A lawyer in St. John's today was given permission to withdraw as solicitor of record because he can't find his client.
US Attorney appeals dismissed drug case
A notice of appeal has been filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office in a case involving previously convicted drug smuggler Dennis Charles Perez.
No jail for Nazi war criminal Scheungraber: lawyer
BERLIN (Reuters) - Josef Scheungraber, a Nazi commander sentenced to life in prison in 2009 for killing 10 Italians in 1944, will not have to go to jail due to his deteriorating mental health, his lawyer said Thursday.
Assistant attorney general resigns after blasting Tampa department
An assistant attorney general in the Tampa Economic Crimes Division has resigned the day after he wrote a 16-page memo criticizing the department.
Lawyer: 'Jeopardy!' burglary suspect a prostitute, not a thief
SAN FRANCISCO -- The lawyer for a San Francisco woman charged with breaking into the hotel room of "Jeopardy!
Lawyer: Man robbed but didn't kill Forrest
ATLANTA, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- DeMario Ware robbed world champion welterweight and light-middleweight boxer Vernon Forrest but is innocent of murder, his lawyer said in an Atlanta courtroom.
B.C. attorney general says province played role in Warren Jeffs conviction
VANCOUVER - British Columbia has been unable to win polygamy convictions connected to the religious commune of Bountiful, but the province's attorney general is taking credit for helping to prosecute American polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.
'Radical' British lawyer barred from Alberta oilsands case
He's likely Britain's most famous crusading lawyer, a barrister who represented both the families of protesters killed on Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland and billionaire Mohamed Al Fayed at the inquest into the deaths of his son Dodi and Diana, Princess of Wales.
Attorney: Bay City woman wanted to marry man after he was charged with sexually assaulting her
A Bay City woman returned to the witness stand this afternoon in the trial of man she claims strangled and rape her. But the accused’s defense attorney argued the accusations are nothing but the fabrications of an angry girlfriend.
Attorney: Soldier accused of murder 'was cracking'
An Army sergeant charged with fatally shooting five service members at a combat stress clinic in Iraq does not deserve the death penalty, a defense attorney said Thursday, arguing his client's actions could not have been premeditated because of his deteriorating mental health.
Assistant attorney general resigns after memo blasting office
Assistant attorney general resigns after memo blasting office
Attorney claims Charleston County is double-taxing property owners
Attorney Curtis Bostic said in an interview Thursday that eight more people are filing lawsuits against Charleston County with claims of the county double taxing their property.
Attorney: Case is sabotaged
San Bernardino County s lawsuit against the county s transportation agency is sabotaging prosecution of a sweeping county corruption case, an attorney in the lawsuit is alleging.
LaPlace attorney seeking clerk post
L’Observateur LAPLACE – Local attorney Monica Gant Moton has announced her candidacy for St. John the Baptist Clerk of Court in the Oct. 22 general election.
Lawyer: Ruling steps on shoe designer's toes
French shoemaker Christian Louboutin is seeing red -- and will likely be seeing a lot more of it -- after a judge in Manhattan denied an injunction that would have kept fellow designer Yves Saint Laurent from selling shoes with red soles.
Hyde Park attorney honored
Hyde Park attorney William R. Gallagher recently was awarded the 31st annual Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' most prestigious honor.
Assistant attorney general resigns after memo blasting Florida AG's office
Assistant attorney general resigns after memo blasting Florida AG's office
Lawyer: Drop Charges In Rutgers Case
The lawyer for a former Rutgers University student charged in a spying case that's been linked to his roommate's suicide has asked that charges be dropped.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Announces Number of Hate Crimes in California Holds Steady
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the number of reported hate crimes in California held steady in 2010. In 2010, there were 1,107 hate crime events reported statewide, and in 2009 the number of hate crimes reported statewide was 1,100.