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California Medical Cannabis Compliance Lawyer Helps Local Governments Tackle Third-Party Certification Question
As California cities and counties grapple with the question of how to best regulate medical marijuana, they have turned to attorney Chris Van Hook for his input on the requirements they should have of any third-party inspection program licensed within their jurisdiction.Crescent City, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 California cities and counties are struggling with many questions about how to ensure ...
Last-ditch effort to block Barnes move cites attorney general's role
The state Attorney General's Office simply did not do its job when it agreed several years ago that the financial perils of Merion's Barnes Foundation would best be remedied by moving the fabulous art trove to Philadelphia, opponents of the move say.
Attorney general freezes assets of former Michigan Township trustee and former staff members
LA PORTE — Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller took legal action Thursday against a former township trustee and three former employees of the Michigan Township trustee’s office, seeking to freeze their financial assets while an audit continues into tens of thousands of dollars in salary overpayments or ineligible compensation the four allegedly received.
Last-ditch effort to block Barnes move cites attorney general's role
The state Attorney General's Office simply did not do its job when it agreed several years ago that the financial perils of Merion's Barnes Foundation would best be remedied by moving the fabulous art trove to Philadelphia, opponents of the move say.
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.
Lawyer: Norwegian attacker makes demands
The confessed killer in Norway's twin terror attacks that claimed 77 lives has presented a long list of "unrealistic" demands, including the resignation of the government and that his mental condition be investigated by Japanese specialists, his defense lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer for confessed Norwegian killer says his client has 'unrealistic' demands
OSLO - The confessed killer in Norway's twin terror attacks that claimed 77 lives has presented a long list of "unrealistic" demands, including the resignation of the government and that his mental condition be investigated by Japanese specialists, his defence lawyer said Tuesday.
Attorney gets 30 months for racketeering
Former Laredo attorney Alonzo Ramos was sentenced to serve 30 months in federal prison this morning, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Lawyer reveals Breivik's 'demands'
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Lawyer: Norwegian Attacker's Demands 'Unrealistic'
The suspect in Norway's twin terror attacks that claimed 77 lives has presented a long list of demands, including the resignation of the government and that his mental condition be investigated by Japanese specialists, his defense lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer Says NY Socialite Will Apply for Probation
Lawyer plans to seek special probation for Manhattan socialite arrested on shoplifting charges
Lawyer for UAE colonel accused of forcing servant into unpaid labor seeks acquittal of charges
Claims government has not proven charges that he forced housekeeper to perform unpaid labor
Illinois Accident Lawyer Blasts State’s Move to Raise Speed Limits for Truckers
Patrick A. Salvi of the Illinois personal injury law firm of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard, P.C., says new 65 mph speeds for trucks are sure to lead to increased injuries and fatalities.Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 Chicago personal injury attorney Patrick A. Salvi today decried the state’s recent move to increase the speed limit for semi-trailer trucks to 65 mph on many state highways.Gov ...
Lawyer details Breivik's 'demands'
The lawyer defending the confessed killer in Norway’s twin terror attacks said today his client has presented a long list of “unrealistic” demands.
Asylum seeker family should be reunited: lawyer
A lawyer representing asylum seekers who were being held in detention pending the outcome of the Malaysia deal says his clients should now be released into the community.
UK & World News: Lawyer reveals Breivik's 'demands'
The lawyer defending the confessed killer in Norway's twin terror attacks has revealed that his client has presented a long list of "unrealistic" demands.
Casey Anthony lawyer due to fight probation order
A lawyer for Casey Anthony was expected to begin a legal battle Tuesday against a judge's decision to order her to serve a year of supervised probation over a check fraud case, NBC News reported.
Lawyer's belief in true justice
NOT every commercial lawyer has his or her sights set on corporations, profits and regulations.
Attorney Withdraws From Murder Case
An attorney is seeking to withdraw from a case of a man charged with killing one of his former clients.
Attorney charged in house fraud
AN attorney who allegedly defrauded one of his clients of $1.2 million has been charged. Germaine Simms, 36, of Central Village in St Catherine, appeared in court Friday on a charge of fraudulent conversion after he was summoned by the police.
Slidell's city attorney resigns
He will no longer work for mayor after Aug. 31
Lawyer Joseph O'Malley sentenced to 4 months in prison in corruption scandal
O'Malley was sentenced today to four months in prison and six months of home detention for lying to the FBI about fixing court cases and failing to report a bribery conspiracy involving his friend, former Cuyahoga County Auditor Frank Russo.
Attorney seeks piracy charge dismissal
The attorney for a Somali man accused of being the highest ranking pirate the U.S. has ever prosecuted wants the piracy charge against him dismissed because he didn't commit robbery at sea.  
Attorney to challenge mandatory life sentence for Bay City man convicted of killing Endicott, N.Y-woman
BAY CITY — The attorney for a Bay City man convicted of helping his brother kill his girlfriend is hoping to save his client from living the rest of his life behind a prison wall.
Attorney for Somali seeks piracy charge dismissal
The attorney for a Somali man accused of being the highest ranking pirate the U.S. has ever prosecuted wants the piracy charge against him dismissed because he didn't commit robbery at sea.
No charges due in Russian lawyer's death
MOSCOW, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- No one will face charges for the death of a Russian lawyer in prison, despite the urgings of a human rights panel, officials say.
Kenya: Lawyer Files Complaint Against Mungatana
The Member of Parliament for Garsen is the focus of a Sh5 million loan default case after a city laywer lodged a complaint with the CID Banking Fraud Investigation Unit over bounced cheques. The complaint against Danson Mungatana was lodged at early this year by Patriciah Ndungu, who also recorded her statement.
Attorney argued to reopen case to keep Barnes Foundation in Lower Merion
COURTHOUSE — An attorney in favor of reopening the case to keep the Barnes Foundation art collection in Lower Merion and not move it to Philadelphia presented arguments in Montgomery County Court Monday.
Russia reopens tax probe against dead lawyer
Russian investigators have taken the unusual step of reopening a criminal probe for tax evasion against a dead lawyer who claimed to have uncovered a $230 million tax fraud scheme by corrupt police officers.
Lawyer: Bandera not to return grandfather's medal voluntarily
Roman Orekhov, the lawyer of Stepan Bandera, the grandson of the leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN-UPA), who was also named Stepan Bandera, has said Bandera would return his grandfather's medal voluntarily only under a ruling on an appeal of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine.
U.S. attorney accuses 27 in South Florida of mortgage fraud
U.S. Attorney Wilfredo Ferrer announced charges in four separate cases against South Floridians accused of participating in various mortgage fraud schemes.
Marin Estate Planning Attorney Offers Legal and Financial Advice for Vacationers
Julia Wald says non-traditional couples whose rights change at the state line should pack a completed Durable Power of Attorney for any health care emergencies. And for those taking a long trip, have a trusted friend mail prepared payments.San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 In her July 2011 newsletter article titled “Vacation Advice from Your Estate Planning Attorney,” San Francisco estate ...
Arkansas Condemnation Attorney, Michael Phillips, Joins National Network of Eminent Domain Lawyers
The Owners’ Counsel of America announces that Michael B. Phillips of Moffitt & Phillips, PLLC in Little Rock, Arkansas, has joined the association as the Arkansas member dedicated to representing landowners in eminent domain actions statewide.(PRWEB) August 02, 2011 The Owners’ Counsel of America is pleased to announce that Michael B. Phillips of Moffitt & Phillips, PLLC in Little Rock, Arkansas ...
Pima County Attorney's Office launches updated website
Created by the County Attorney's in-house team, the newly redesigned site embodies Barbara LaWall's commitment to meeting the growing needs of the citizens of Pima County.
Bre-X lawyer faces discipline panel over 'rude' behaviour in trial
Joe Groia argues Law Society failed to properly investigate his conduct during trial
Centro directors' lawyer pleads case: report
Lawyer says directors require no further punishment. 3 Aug 2011 5:03 AM
Deceased Lawyer Faces New Inquiry
Prosecutors requested to reopen an inquiry into Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who was slapped with tax evasion charges soon after accusing several tax and police officials of a multimillion-dollar fraud.
Ex-attorney again gets 12 years for fraud, porn
A once-prominent attorney who authorities say tried to blackmail his ex-wife with decades-old nude photos of her sister...
Judge acquits McHenry state’s attorney of official misconduct
WOODSTOCK — For the second time this year, Winnebago County Judge Joseph McGraw rendered a directed verdict of not guilty following an official misconduct trial for McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi. In his verdict Tuesday, McGraw said that while he might not agree with every decision made by the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s office, none of those decisions rose to the level of a ...
Lawyer gets 4 months for lying to FBI
AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A Cleveland lawyer was sentenced to four months in jail Tuesday for his part in a case-fixing scandal involving a former Cuyahoga County auditor.
Lawyer: France to extradite Noriega to Panama
French authorities have agreed to extradite former Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega to his native Panama, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer wants less jail time for client shot by Sault policeman
The lawyer for a man shot last year by police while holding a butcher knife to his girlfriend's stomach says his client's injury should buy him less time in jail.[...]
Lawyer steps down from murder trial
A lawyer representing one of the accused in a St. John's murder trial says she will step down.
Lawyer: France OKs Noriega's Extradition To Panama
Manuel Noriega was imprisoned in the U.S. for two decades after being deposed in a 1989 U.S. invasion of Panama. He was sent from Florida to France last year, where he was convicted of money laundering charges. Now he faces jail time in Panama in the death of a military commander.
Ex-attorney gets 12 years in old child porn case
An ex-attorney convicted on child pornography charges in a case involving nude pictures he kept from his mid-1970s affair with his teenage sister-in-law has had no luck at a resentencing — he again got 12 years in federal prison.
Former prosecutor third to join Lake Co. state's attorney race
Waukegan attorney Mike Nerheim said Tuesday he would seek justice rather than just obtain convictions if elected the next Lake County state's attorney. Nerheim, a Republican from Gurnee, became the third candidate to declare his intention to replace retiring State's Attorney Michael Waller.
Capitol Alert: Attorney general, FPPC asked to investigate identity theft ads
The state attorney general and California's campaign watchdog agency have been asked to investigate a new labor-backed group telling voters that signing initiative petitions increases risk of identity fraud.
Judge again acquits McHenry state’s attorney of misconduct
Acquitted for the second time on corruption charges, McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi is now considering legal action against his accusers, his attorney, Terry Ekl, said Tuesday.Winnebago County Judge Joseph McGraw said Tuesday while he might not agree with every decision made by Bianchi’s office, none of the decisions rose to the level of a criminal act.The two-day trial was the ...
Judge again acquits McHenry state’s attorney of misconduct
Acquitted for the second time on corruption charges, McHenry County State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi is now considering legal action against his accusers, his attorney, Terry Ekl, said Tuesday.Winnebago County Judge Joseph McGraw said Tuesday while he might not agree with every decision made by Bianchi’s office, none of the decisions rose to the level of a criminal act.The two-day trial was the ...
Attorney General’s office to investigate dismissals
Facing criticism over the forced resignations of two attorneys leading foreclosure fraud investigations, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said Tuesday she will appoint an independent inspector general to examine the dismissals.