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State attorney general shuts down law firms accused of conning homeowners
Harris claims lawyers duped thousands into paying them to join lawsuit against lenders
Ryan Pacyga, Minnesota Lawyer, Is Challenging D.W.I. Results
Ryan Pacyga is a lawyer representing 160 of the 4,000 people accused of drunken driving who are challenging the accuracy of state’s breath-testing device.
Drink-driving lawyer gets fined, barred
A disgraced Hastings lawyer has been fined and disqualified from driving for nine months after her third drink-driving conviction.
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 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.
Haynesworth lawyer said to offer money in case
Albert Haynesworth's lawyer has repeatedly offered money to a waitress so she would help convince the government to drop her sexual abuse case against the defensive lineman, prosecutors said Thursday.
Prosecutors: Haynesworth lawyer offered money to woman accusing NFL lineman of sexual abuse
WASHINGTON — Albert Haynesworth’s lawyer has repeatedly offered money to a waitress so she would help convince the government to drop her sexual abuse case against the defensive lineman, prosecutors said Thursday. Haynesworth is accused of sliding his credit card into the waitress’ bra and touching her breast at the W Hotel where he was having drinks with friends in February. Prosecutors wrote ...
Haynesworth lawyer said to offer cash
Prosecutors say Albert Haynesworth's lawyer has repeatedly offered money to a waitress so she would help convince the government to drop her sexual abuse case against the defensive lineman.
Haynesworth lawyer said to offer money (AP)
Albert Haynesworth's lawyer has repeatedly offered money to a waitress so she would help convince the government to drop her sexual abuse case against the defensive lineman, prosecutors said Thursday. Haynesworth is accused of sliding his credit card into the waitress' bra and touching her breast at the W Hotel where he was having drinks with friends in February.
Attorney General takes on drilling companies
The Attorney General's office takes on three major drilling companies as the controversy surrounding hydraulic fracturing continues. Our Nick Reisman was there as leaders met to discuss what lies ahead for those companies and has more.
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
Haynesworth Lawyer Said To Offer Money
Albert Haynesworth's lawyer has repeatedly offered money to a waitress so she would help convince the government to drop her sexual abuse case against the defensive lineman, prosecutors said Thursday.
Prosecutors: Haynesworth lawyer offered money to woman accusing him of sexual abuse
WASHINGTON - Albert Haynesworth's lawyer has repeatedly offered money to a waitress so she would help convince the government to drop her sexual abuse case against the defensive lineman, prosecutors said Thursday.
Two arrested on charges of harassing Palin attorney
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania father and son were arrested on Thursday on charges they made harassing phone calls to an attorney for former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, authorities said.
Local attorney suspended for misconduct
Attorney Jeffrey A. Stinnett, of Chattanooga, has been suspended from practicing law for two years by the Tennessee Supreme Court, according to a news release.
Drink-drive lawyer revealed
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.
Attorney Steve Sumner Voted "Best DUI Defense Attorney in the Upstate"
Greenville, SC attorney Steve Sumner was recently voted "Best DUI Defense Attorney in the Upstate" by readers of The Greenville News.Greenville, SC (PRWEB) August 19, 2011 Greenville, SC attorney Steve Sumner was recently voted "Best DUI Defense Attorney in the Upstate” by the readers of The Greenville News, a daily newspaper serving Greenville, Anderson, Pickens, Spartanburg and Laurens ...
Lawyer and judge clash over bankruptcy case insults
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.
Lawyer: Mancao did not receive P150M from anyone
Former police Senior Superintendent Cezar Mancao II did not receive P150 million as payment for anything from anyone, his lawyer said Friday.
Lawyer faces scrutiny after third drink driving conviction
A Hawke's Bay lawyer's third third drink-driving conviction in nine years could lead to some scrutiny from the Law Society.Sacha Beacham was today disqualified from driving for nine months, fined $1200 and ordered to pay court costs...
Sheriff: Attorney faces drug charges
Investigators say Marion attorney Shane Beal faces felony charges related to illegal drug activity. Those charges were filed Wednesday in Grant County Superior Court.
Slidell City Council approves new attorney
The city of Slidell now has a new city attorney as of Tuesday night.
District Attorney General Barry Staubus takes oath of office
District Attorney General Barry Staubus took his oath of office Thursday using a well-worn Bible he gave his wife in 1995 – one year after the Blountville native started working with the Sullivan County prosecutor’s office.
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 Says Oklahoma Closing Fund Unconstitutional
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma City attorney claims a closing fund created by the Legislature last session is unconstitutional.
Lawyer for DSK maid said he would halt criminal charges if civil settlement reached: report
New York prosecutors were looking into claims that the lawyer for the hotel maid suing Dominique Strauss-Kahn said he would work to ensure that criminal allegations against the former International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief would not go forward if the parties could reach a civil settlement. People briefed on the...
Lawyer questions proof in Vt accident
A lawyer for a Vermont teenager accused of hitting a pedestrian with her car while texting says it'll be tough to prove.
Lawyer: 14-year-old sex abuse victim will forget ordeal
A girl who was molested by her high school softball coach when she was 14 years old will eventually forget the ordeal, a defense lawyer told a Michigan judge in arguing for a more lenient sentence.
Attorney: Drug Case Dismissed Against Sean Sutton
The attorney for former Oklahoma State basketball coach Sean Sutton says a Payne County judge has dismissed the drug case and expunged the record against Sutton.
Prosecution Sources Say Diallo Lawyer Offered to Sabotage DSK Case
For all the their combative language on courthouse steps and in the press, a new round of reports on the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case suggests an attempt at collusion between the attorneys defending the former International Monetary Fund director and those representing his accuser, Sofitel hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo. ...
Consumer Watchdog: CA Attorney General Says Proposed Initiative Gives Auto Insurers New Power to Raise Rates
Contact: Doug Heller, +1-310-392-0708, or Brian Stedge, +1-646-469-3808, [email protected]
Lawyer: Abu Sisi was forced to plead guilty
The lawyer of Palestinian engineer Dirar Abu Sisi, who disappeared from a Ukrainian train in February and later turned up in an Israeli prison, said his client had been forced to confess aiding the extremist Hamas organization.
Attorney: Oklahoma 'closing fund' unconstitutional
An Oklahoma City attorney claims a closing fund created by the Legislature last session is unconstitutional. Attorney Jerry Fent filed a lawsuit Thursday in the state Supreme Court, claiming the so-called "Oklahoma Quick Action Closing Fund" violates the separation of powers clause and other provisions of the state constitution.
Attorney: Oklahoma 'closing fund' unconstitutional
An Oklahoma City attorney claims a closing fund created by the Legislature last session is unconstitutional.
Texas AG accuses company of diluting gasoline
The Texas attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing a gas station company of diluting medium- and premium-grade fuel with regular unleaded at 143 stations.
Attorney General official to chair gaming board
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A top official at the state Attorney General's office is expected to become the new chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Friday that Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to appoint Bill Ryan as the agency's chairman. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be named ...
Attorney General official to chair gaming board
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A top official at the state Attorney General's office is expected to become the new chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Two people familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Friday that Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to appoint Bill Ryan as the agency's chairman. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity because they did not want to be named ...
Lawyer Tied to Galleon Insider Trading Case Gets 36-Month Prison Sentence
Jason Goldfarb, a New York attorney who pleaded guilty to passing inside information from two other lawyers to ex-Galleon Group LLC trader Zvi Goffer, was sentenced to three years in prison.
Attorney General Schuette to review Blue Cross deal for Pennsylvania Medicaid company
Jay Greene - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said today that he will review Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan ’s plan to acquire 40 percent of a Pennsylvania-based Medicaid company.
Strauss-Kahn accuser's lawyer denies payoff attempt
The lawyer for the Sofitel Hotel maid who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault blasted a report on Friday that he demanded money from the ex-IMF bigwig to ensure her future silence.
Lawyer Tied to Galleon Insider Case Gets Three-Year Sentence
Jason Goldfarb, a New York attorney who pleaded guilty to passing inside information from two other lawyers to ex-Galleon Group LLC trader Zvi Goffer, was sentenced to three years in prison.
Lawyer: schools face cyberbully litigation
A WARRNAMBOOL lawyer has warned schools could be liable for compensation claims if their students are victims of cyberbullying.
Judge gives drink drive lawyer one last chance
A lawyer has been sentenced for her third drink-driving charge after being caught driving her Jaguar early one morning.Sacha Maria Beacham, of Hastings, 39, was fined $1200 plus court costs and disqualified from driving or obtaining...
Lawyer Goldfarb gets 3 years prison in insider case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer caught up in the government's massive insider trading investigation was sentenced to three years in prison on Friday after pleading guilty to participating in a scheme to trade on corporate secrets from a prominent law firm.
Attorney wants Cedar Rapids murder trial moved
Citing excessive coverage in The Gazette, on KCRG TV-9 and in other news outlets, attorney Tyler Johnston argued on Friday that the only way murder suspect Johnathan Mitchell can get a fair trial is to move it out of Linn County.
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Lawyer: Drugmakers knew vials led to contamination
A lawyer for a husband and wife suing two drug companies over a hepatitis C outbreak in Las Vegas told a jury Thursday that...
Lawyer Gets 3 Years In Galleon Probe
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- A 33-year-old attorney from New York has been jailed for three years after he was convicted of passing information about merger and acquisition deals to his former college roommate. Jason Goldfarb was also ordered to pay over a million dollars -- the amount determined by the overseeing judge as the proceeds of his crime -- on top of a $32,500 fine, according to statement ...
Michigan Lawyer Excuses Sexual Abuse by Coach, Says Teen Will Get Over It
COMMENTARY | "She'll forget all about it." "It's not like he killed her."
NY lawyer gets 3 years for insider trading
A Manhattan lawyer was sentenced to three years in prison Friday for helping to link up hedge fund traders with lawyers willing to provide inside information about mergers and acquisitions, a case prosecutors celebrated as the biggest such insider trading probe in history.