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City Attorney Wants Balboa Park Suit Dismissed
City Attorney Jan Goldsmith Wednesday called a lawsuit filed against the city over a controversial plan to remove vehicles from the center of Balboa Park "meritless" and asked that the plaintiff dismiss the court action.
Lawyer sentenced to 5 years in bribery case
Robert Ciresi was convcited of facilitating bribes for three former North Providence town councilmen.
City attorney calls on SOHO to drop Balboa Park suit
City Attorney Jan Goldsmith Wednesday called a lawsuit filed against the city over a controversial plan to remove vehicles from the center of Balboa Park "meritless" and asked that the plaintiff dismiss the court action.
Falconio still alive, says lawyer
Lawyer Andrew Fraser claims British backpacker Peter Falconio is still alive, 10 years after disappearing.
City attorney asks SOHO to drop park lawsuit
Goldsmith defends legal advice to city, warns SOHO about sanctions for filing "frivolous" case
Law Firm M. Stephen Cho Attorney at Law Launches Four New Websites Targeting Corona
With the help of the marketing team at Scorpion Design, M. Stephen Cho Attorney at Law reaches out to new clients in the Corona area.Corona, CA (PRWEB) August 03, 2011 M. Stephen Cho Attorney at Law has taken steps to reach out to the community of Corona with four fresh new sites that raise their online presence in the practice areas of criminal defense, divorce and family law, bankruptcy and ...
Attorney Ned Barnett Launches 5 New Websites Reaching Out To Houston Area Residents
With the help of Scorpion Design, criminal defense law firm The Law Offices of Ned Barnett moves forward with increasing their online presence in the Houston area.Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 03, 2011 There are few who would argue that any business needs a compelling online presence. The majority of the public now uses the internet to look for almost any service, including a law firm to represent ...
Commissioners interviewing attorney candidates
Tonight a committee made up of Wilson County commissioners will interview two lawyer candidates who would like to be the new county attorney. Officials will not say who the two attorneys are or what ...
Lawyer sentenced for role in bribery
An attorney tearfully apologized yesterday before being sentenced to five years and three months in prison for his role in facilitating bribes for three former North Providence town councilmen.
DiCiccio e-mail probe forwarded to state attorney general
City agency has been looking into complaints that District 6 councilman misused city resources.
Kidney-dialysis firm DaVita reveals "preliminary" investigation by U.S. Attorney's Office in Colorado
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Colorado has opened a grand jury investigation into the practices of Denver-based kidney-dialysis firm DaVita Inc., the company's chief executive, Kent Thiry, revealed in an earnings call Wednesday.
Southwest Florida Attorney Provides Information on What to Avoid When Considering Bankruptcy
There are actions that individuals should avoid if they are considering, or planning to seek bankruptcy debt relief from the courts, according to W. Justin Cottrell, PA, a Florida bankruptcy attorney.Naples, FL (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 There are actions that individuals should avoid if they are considering, or planning to seek bankruptcy debt relief from the courts, according to W. Justin ...
Attorney: High court helped Sutter County auditor-controller Stark
A California Supreme Court decision resolved two of three legal arguments in favor of Sutter County Auditor-Controller Robert Stark, his attorney says. "It's going to have a substantial benefit to Mr. Stark," M. Bradley Wishek said Wednesday. He...
Attorney fees case before justices
Republican State Auditor Stacy Pickering has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to declare funds the attorney general collects from lawsuits to be public money and to require the money to be turned over to the Legislature, including what private law firms collect for their work.
LR lawyer admits to fraud called largest ever in state
A Little Rock lawyer pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to what U.S. Attorney Chris Thyer called “the largest fraud in the history of Arkansas.”
Robert Butcher: Lawyer was unwavering in court
Unwavering, stubborn and determined were words commonly used by family members to describe the courtroom demeanor of attorney Robert Butcher, and they were traits that served him well during more than 50 years in the law profession.
County attorney's office to fill open positions
While the Carroll County Attorney's Office has been struggling to keep up with its workload, help will be coming with the hiring of two lawyers in the next few weeks.
Lawyer Who Pleaded Guilty To Shooting, Killing Hunter Files Appeal
The lawyer who pleaded guilty last month to shooting and killing a hunter back in November, has appealed his sentence. 12/17/10 STORY: Lawyer Charged With Shooting, Killing Hunter 07/08/11 STORY: Lawyer Changes Plea In Hunter's Death
Lawyer sentenced in Pa. hunting death to appeal
A suburban Philadelphia lawyer sentenced to prison for killing a fellow deer hunter with a high-powered rifle is filing an appeal.
Lawyer fees case before Miss. Supreme Court
Republican state Auditor Stacy Pickering has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to declare funds the attorney general collects from lawsuits to be public money and to require the money to all be turned over the Legislature, including what private law firms collect for their work.
Los Angeles Attorney Confirms Chapter 11 Plan Which Reduces Principal Balances on Mortgages and Lowers Interest Rates ...
After treading water in legal limbo for almost a year, debtors hire new bankruptcy attorney located near Los Angeles and obtain confirmation of a Chapter 11 Plan that reduces their loan balances substantially and lowers their interest rates to market levels.Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 04, 2011 After a hard fought battle, Los Angeles Bankruptcy Attorney Michael H. Raichelson recently obtained ...
DiCiccio e-mail probe forwarded to state attorney general
Agency has been looking into complaints that District 6 councilman misused city resources.
Attorney says Means isn't guilty, urges acquittal
An attorney for former Sen. Larry Means today asked jurors to acquit him of federal corruption charges, saying he did not extort a bribe in exchange for his vote.
Norway attacker got help to purchase equipment: Lawyer
Anders Behring Breivik said he received help abroad to purchase the equipment needed for his deadly July 22 attacks, his lawyer was quoted as saying Thursday, but police stressed he likely carried out the massacre on his own.
District attorney investigating claims in Wisconsin recall race
The Milwaukee County district attorney's office is reviewing accusations of illegal activity by groups supporting incumbent Republican Sen. Alberta Darling and her Democratic opponent state Rep. Sandy Pasch.
Attorney leads Conn. test-cheating investigation
A longtime Hartford attorney specializing in education law will lead a state investigation into alleged cheating on the Connecticut Mastery Test at a Waterbury elementary school.
Lawyer Compares Child Murder Charges to a Traffic Ticket
Levi Aron is accused of drugging, smothering, and finally dismembered Leiby Kletzky, an 8-year-old Brooklyn boy who was walking home alone from summer camp for the first time last month. So his lawyer, Jennifer McCann, is going to have a tough time convincing anyone of this argument:
Henry Gornbein: Attorney and Client: Who Works for Whom?
I was in court this morning on a hotly contested divorce. We had been in mediation the night before and it looked like everything was...
Attorney general, sheriff, community leaders team up to fight crime
Working together with the Indiana Attorney General, Greg Zoeller and community leaders, Sheriff Tom Grills said forming the new Ripley County Triad completes one of his goals as sheriff.
Lawyer questions scope of W.Va. coal slurry study
A lawyer for hundreds of residents in West Virginia's Boone County who blame coal companies for contaminating their water supply said Thursday that a state-sanctioned study of the problem hasn't gone far enough.
Lawyer questions scope of W.Va. coal slurry study
A lawyer for hundreds of residents in West Virginia's Boone County who blame coal companies for contaminating their water supply said Thursday that a state-sanctioned study of the problem hasn't gone far enough.
Ex-Wall Street Lawyer O’Brien Pleads Guilty to Failure to Pay U.S. Taxes
John J. O’Brien, a former lawyer at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP specializing in corporate mergers and acquisitions, pleaded guilty to charges he failed to pay income taxes.
Attorney Hopes For Resolution To I-71 Crash Case
An Oldham County man charged in connection with a Thanksgiving Day crash that killed two teens was in court Thursday.
California attorney general subpoenas CitiGroup over mortgage practices
California State Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris has subpoenaed CitiGroup Inc. and its banking subsidiary, CitiBank, ordering the two entities to answer questions regarding the selling and marketing of mortgage-backed securities in the Golden State, a person familiar with the...
Former Wall Street lawyer pleads guilty to tax charge
A lawyer has pleaded guilty to not paying taxes on nearly $11 million in income while working at a major Wall Street law firm. John O’Brien entered the plea Thursday in federal court in Manhattan. The government had accused the 48-year-old O’Brien of failing to pay $2.5...
Defense attorney draws laughs, warning during bingo trial closings
Jim Parkman, attorney for one of the nine defendants on trial in the Alabama bingo corruption case, drew several laughs Thursday during his closing arguments, causing the judge to threaten to clear the courtroom if the laughter continued.
Defense attorney draws laughs, warning during bingo trial closings
Jim Parkman, attorney for one of the nine defendants on trial in the Alabama bingo corruption case, drew several laughs Thursday during his closing arguments, causing the judge to threaten to clear the courtroom if the laughter continued.
LA lawyer pleads guilty to illegal contributions
A prominent Los Angeles attorney could face six months in federal prison for making illegal contributions to the 2004 presidential campaign of former Sen. John Edwards.
Attorney, murder suspect part ways
Barry Bowles is charged with first-degree murder in the Sept. 3 slaying of his wife, Rachel Bowles.
County attorney requests AG opinion on nepotism
Citing discrepancies in Wyoming state statutes, Johnson County Attorney Kenneth DeCock recently questioned whether Johnson County Sheriff Steve Kozisek was in violation of nepotism by working with his son Deputy Paul Kozisek.
New York Attorney General Moves to Block Mortgage Settlement
Bank of New York is accused of fraud in its role overseeing loan pools at the heart of an accord with Bank of America.
Judge vacates lawyer’s conflict conviction
A federal judge has vacated the 2001 conviction of a once-influential lawyer and businessman who was charged in a case involving former State Sen. F. Joseph Loeper.
Lawyer says coal slurry study doesnt go far enough
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- A lawyer for hundreds of Boone County residents who blame coal companies for contaminating their water supply said Thursday that a state-sanctioned study of the problem hasnt gone far enough.
Hollywood senator launches probe of Florida attorney general's office
After two foreclosure fraud investigators were abruptly dismissed from their posts with the attorney general's office, and a former deputy attorney general left Tallahassee to join a firm under investigation for foreclosure malpractice, a Hollywood state senator has launched a probe into the state's top legal office.
Lawyer pleads guilty to illegal Edwards donations
A prominent Los Angeles attorney could face six months in federal prison for making illegal contributions to the 2004 presidential campaign of former Sen. John Edwards.
Manny Pacquiao’s lawyer file motion for sanctions against Floyd Mayweather in defamation suit
The legal team for welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao filed a motion for default and dismissal this week in the boxer’s defamation lawsuit against Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao’s representatives, Daniel Petrocelli and David Marroso, filed the motion Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Nevada. They are seeking a default judgment because Mayweather has steadfastly refused to appear during any of ...
Prominent lawyer pleads guilty in campaign finance case
Pierce O'Donnell agrees to serve six months in federal prison, pay a $20,000 fine and do 200 hours of community service for masking contributions to John Edwards in 2004. Prominent Southern California lawyer Pierce O'Donnell pleaded guilty Thursday to two misdemeanor federal charges of making illegal campaign contributions.
Attorney seeks to end health department lawsuit
An attorney fighting on behalf of a fired Wilson County Health Department nurse is pushing to bring the issue to a rapid close. Jewel Mosley’s attorney, Travis Payne, filed a motion this w ...
Denver city attorney's office cites judge for child in car
Denver County Court Judge Mary Celeste was cited by the City Attorney's Office on Thursday for violating Denver Municipal Code 34-43, wrongs against minors.
ARDC investigating alleged extortion of attorney
The Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission is investigating a Leland Grove attorney who paid more than $42,000 to two women in an alleged extortion scheme.