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NYC lawyer: Ex-Soviet officer never sold weapons
The New York lawyer for a former Soviet military officer charged with trying to sell weapons to a terrorist group says his client will maintain at trial that he never sold arms or brokered arms deals.
NY lawyer: Ex-Soviet officer never sold arms
The New York lawyer for a former Soviet military officer charged with trying to sell weapons to a terrorist group says his client will maintain at trial that he never sold arms or brokered arms deals.
SEC attorney alleges vast destruction of documents
An attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission is alleging that the agency destroyed documents related to thousands of preliminary investigations, including on Bernard Madoff and major financial firms.
Dearborn attorney named to DMC oversight board
LANSING — Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday announced the appointment of veteran Metro Detroit attorney Candyce Abbatt to the Board of Trustees of Legacy DMC, formerly the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).
Attorney for Boogaard brother wants felony charge dropped
There's no probable cause to charge Aaron Boogaard with a felony in his brother's death, his attorney argues.
Russell Armstrong's attorney: "He wasn't rich"
NEW YORK (TheWrap.com) - A financially troubled Russell Armstrong tried desperately to maintain an illusion of wealth so his wife could become famous on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," but she left him soon after she did, Armstrong's attorney said Tuesday.
Attorney wants trial for former La Crosse deputy moved
Madison Attorney Jordan Loeb cites "inflammatory media coverage" of Trisha Stratman's case in his request for a change of venue filed on Tuesday.
Facebook Says Ceglia E-Mailed ‘Authentic Contract’ to Lawyer
A lawyer representing Facebook Inc. said that Paul Ceglia, the western New York man claiming part- ownership of the company, e-mailed the “authentic contract” disproving his claim to a law firm in 2004.
Attorney in AU suit says no plans for mediation
Auburn University officials and the attorney for former AU employees who have filed a racial discrimination lawsuit say there are no plans for mediation in the case.
S.F. sex-harassment lawyer accused of rape
A San Francisco employment lawyer who specializes in sexual harassment cases has been charged with rape and other crimes for allegedly attacking three women who came to his apartment in response to his Craigslist ad for...
'Merchant of death' never dealt weapons: lawyer
Was Viktor Bout, the so-called "merchant of death" a global arms dealer? Not at all, his lawyer said Wednesday: he was just in the "transportation business."
Attorney Quon Arrested on Arson, Drug Charges
A Clark County grand jury has issued another indictment against construction defect attorney Nancy Quon. The new felony charges are tied to a suspected suicide scheme in which prosecutors allege Quon set fire to her home in October of 2010.
City Attorney Files Wage Theft Lawsuit Against Tower Car Wash
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Wednesday filed a lawsuit against a car wash in the city's South of Market neighborhood which allegedly used unfair labor practices to cheat workers out of their hourly wages.
Lawyer confirms Philip Morris a former client
Luis Gregorio Jesus de la Paz, the lawyer of 2 petitioners who asked a local court to stop MMDA's public smoking ban confirmed that Philip Morris is a former client of his law firm. He said he worked for the firm as a consultant before it formed a joint venture with Fortune Tobacco Corp in 2010.
Lawyer for Strauss-Kahn Accuser Hopes Gambles Will Pay Off
Prosecutors are expected to announce next Tuesday whether they will proceed with their allegations that former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexually assaulted a hotel housekeeper at the Sofitel Hotel in Midtown Manhattan in May. The case has been on shaky ground since July when the District Attorney announced he had concerns about the credibility of the woman at the ...
Attorney asks judge to revoke bonds in toddler death case
Prosecutors have asked that parents charged in the 2010 death of their 2-year-old daughter be put back in jail.
San Francisco Attorney Accused Of Raping Women He Met On Craigslist
A San Francisco attorney accused of sexually assaulting at least three women he met through Craigslist since March pleaded not guilty earlier this week.
Attorney Andrew Weinstein Recognized as Florida Legal Elite
Attorney Andrew Weinstein of the Weinstein Law Firm in Coral Springs was recently recognized in the 2011 edition of Florida Trends Florida Legal Elite. Last fall, lawyers in Florida were asked by Florida Trend to name attorneys they hold in the highest regard or would recommend to others. Ballots were processed, checked and tabulated by a third party resource. Each lawyer was given a score...
New suits hit celeb ex-lawyer
Disgraced ex-divorce lawyer to the stars Dominic Barbara was slammed by two of his former clients for allegedly scamming them out of their retainers. Two female clients are suing him for botching cases and not doing any work after he was paid, papers filed in Nassau County Supreme Court show...
Minneapolis lawyer probably needs one himself
Lawyer Steven Paul Lundeen had a detailed explanation for why he didn't show up for the second day of his client's felony trial in Ramsey County District Court on March 30.
Drug maker’s lawyer tried to foil suit, report says
International business can be an ethical jungle, but it’s rare to get details of bare-knuckle tactics on tape.
Attorney Ralph T. Santoro Joins The Law Office of Steven M. Bishop
Family law attorney Ralph T. Santoro joins the San Diego law firm of The Law Office of Steven M. BishopSan Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2011 The Law Office of Steven M. Bishop announces that attorney Ralph T. Santoro has joined its San Diego office.Ralph T. Santoro has nine years of experience and was admitted to practice in California in 2002. Mr. Santoro was born in Escondido, California on ...
Firepower lawyer 'illegally' sold shares
THE lawyer who sold millions of dollars of Firepower shares to mum and dad investors has admitted he did so illegally before the failed fuel pill company collapsed in 2008.
Serb Lawyer: Mladic undergoes hernia surgery
Ratko Mladic's Serbian lawyer says the war crimes suspect had hernia surgery and is now feeling fine at the war crimes detention unit in the Netherlands.
Lawyer seeks dismissal of charge
The lawyer representing a woman involved in a fatal crash with a speeding police cruiser has asked the court to throw out a charge of careless driving against his client.
Genocide detainee Mladic undergoes surgery: lawyer
AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic has undergone surgery, the lawyer representing him against war crimes charges said on Thursday, and media reports said the former general had undergone a hernia operation.
Attorney: Milan football coach, principal in relationship
The Milan freshman football coach and the principal he is accused of attacking in his home have been in a relationship for more than a year, the coach's attorney said Wednesday.
LAWYER DISBARRED AND CHARGED WITH MONEY LAUNDERING
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 (Bernama) -- It was a double whammy for a lawyer at theKL High Court-Appellate and Special Powers Division here today when he not onlyfailed in an appeal against his disbarment but had to face 10 charges of moneylaundering at the Sessions Court, involving RM2.14 million. Judge Abang Iskandar Abang Hashim upheld the Bar Council disciplinaryboard''s March 23 decision to disbar ...
Casey Anthony's attorney under Florida Bar probe
ORLANDO, Fla., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The Florida Bar says it's investigating attorney Jose Baez, who successfully defended Casey Anthony in the death of her daughter, over his client's probation.
Greig lawyer says she wonât cooperate with authorities
The lawyer for the long-time girlfriend of alleged former Boston crime boss James âWhiteyâ Bulger, who allegedly went on the lam with him for years, said today that she will not cooperate with law enforcement authorities in the case.
Lawyer could be disbarred for comments condoning murder-suicide
The brother of the man accused of murdering his daughter before taking his own life offered FOX40 News a statement Wednesday that recants what he said in an interview over the weekend that seemed to condone the murder-suicide.
Court dismisses part of NM whistleblower case
Attorney General Gary King and a state agency can take charge of legal efforts to recover money for New Mexico for some investment deals allegedly influenced by political considerations, a state court ruled Wednesday.
Whidbey attorney dies diving in Michigan
Oak Harbor attorney Mark Theune, 58, was killed in a diving accident Monday in Lake Michigan, says PNWlocalnews.com. He was the town of Coupeville’s prosecuting attorney.
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.
Dearborn attorney named to DMC oversight board
LANSING — Attorney General Bill Schuette on Tuesday announced the appointment of veteran Metro Detroit attorney Candyce Abbatt to the Board of Trustees of Legacy DMC, formerly the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).
B.C. Attorney General Barry Penner resigns
B.C. Attorney General Barry Penner announced his resignation today, after 15 years in politics, saying he wants to spend more time with his family.
Barry Penner steps down as B.C.'s Attorney General
B.C. Attorney General Barry Penner has announced he is stepping down from cabinet and does not plan to run in the next provincial election.
Lawyer: Bulger girlfriend won't cooperate
BOSTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Catherine Greig, longtime girlfriend of Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, entered a not guilty plea to conspiracy Thursday.
Attorney General, staff educating Kentuckians about dangers of prescription drugs
Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Attorney General Jack Conway and his staff are using the state fair as an education opportunity, hoping to teach Kentuckians about the dangers of prescription drugs.   The attorney general's office has a booth set up at the state fair. Conway has spoken to nearly 5,000 middle and high school students about the consequences of abusing prescription drugs. The booth has ...
Lawyer: Drugmakers knew vials led to contamination
OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press LAS VEGAS A lawyer for a husband and wife suing two drug companies over a hepatitis C outbreak in Las Vegas says company officials purposely sold large containers of an anesthetic to clinics despite knowing it might lead nurses to re-use and contaminate the vials. Attorney Robert Eglet told a jury during opening arguments on Thursday that officials for Baxter ...
Lawyer vs. bankruptcy judge spat turns ugly
Bankruptcy lawyer Kevin C. Gleason found out the hard way on Thursday what most of his peers learned in law school: Never get into a fight with a judge.
California attorney general sues lawyers in alleged mortgage scam
The California attorney general is suing "a ring" of lawyers for allegedly defrauding at least 2,500 homeowners out of millions of dollars, a scam that was supposed to provide relief on their troubled mortgages, she said Thursday.
Lawyer, friend plead guilty to tax-related charges
share: digg facebook twitter Juan J. Calderon, who has been licensed in Texas since 1995 and served as a legal adviser to the League of United Latin American Citizens, entered the plea before Chief U.S. District Judge Fred Biery. A federal court affidavit said that in 2004, 2005 and 2006, “Calderon enriched himself with over $600,000 in income by simply letting another person utilize his ...
AP source: NY attorney general subpoenas energy companies for gas well financial data
ALBANY, N.Y. - The state attorney general has sent subpoenas to three energy companies as part of an inquiry into whether they gave investors an accurate picture of the profitability of their natural gas wells, a person briefed on the investigation said Thursday.
Attorney says Okla 'closing fund' unconstitutional
An Oklahoma City attorney claims a closing fund created by the Legislature last session is unconstitutional.
Drink-drive lawyer fined, banned
Disgraced lawyer Sacha Beacham has this morning been ordered to pay a fine and been disqualified from driving for nine months for her third drink-driving charge.
Repeat drink-drive lawyer avoids jail
A Hastings lawyer with three drink-driving convictions has been fined $1200 and has lost her licence for 9 months.Sacha Maria Beacham appeared for sentence at the Auckland District Court today.She had been due to be sentenced...
Attorney: Man falsely charged in Louisville holdup
Did Jeffersontown Police arrest a man with a mental illness in Virginia, bring him to Louisville and charge him with an armed robbery he did not commit? For almost two weeks, the man had been in custody and his family tells us, there's no way he committed the crime because they have proof he was committed at the time.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Sues Law Firms Engaged in National "Mass Joinder" Mortgage Fraud
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today announced that the California Department of Justice, in conjunction with the State Bar of California, has sued multiple entities accused of fraudulently taking millions of dollars from thousands of homeowners who were led to believe they would receive relief on their mortgages.
State attorney general shuts down law firms accused of conning homeowners
Harris claims lawyers duped thousands into paying them to join lawsuit against lenders