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Turner family attorney still claims video of actual shooting exists
An attorney representing the family of David Lee Turner says the wording used by a Kern County sheriff's detective in a search warrant indicates that surveillance video of Turner's shooting exists, but sheriff's officials say that isn't the case and no video of the actual shooting has been recovered.
Lawyer shot in Dumaguete
A lawyer is fighting for his life after he was shot several times by a gunman in his office in downtown Dumaguete just past 11 a.m. Friday.
Lagarde confident of clearing her name: lawyer
The lawyer representing IMF chief Christine Lagarde in a judicial investigation for alleged abuse of power says she is confident of clearing her name.
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.
Fairfax, VA Family Law Attorney David J. Marquardt Joins The Duff Law Firm
Family law attorney David J. Marquardt joins The Duff Law Firm of Fairfax, VA.Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) August 05, 2011 Family law attorney David J. Marquardt joins The Duff Law Firm of Fairfax, VA.Mr. Marquardt joined The Duff Law Firm in June 2011 after gaining years of experience as an effective litigator and meticulous negotiator. He is licensed in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. David J ...
San Jose, CA Personal Injury Attorney Craig Needham Receives Martindale-Hubbell(R) AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review ...
San Jose, CA personal injury attorney Craig Needham at Needham, Kepner & Fish, LLP receives the prestigious AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell(R).San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2011 San Jose, CA attorney Craig Needham of Needham, Kepner & Fish, LLP has received the prestigious AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell(R). The AV(R ...
Attorney general alerts customers of firms' upfront fees.
The Colorado attorney general's office warned customers Thursday to be aware of firms charging upfront fees in return for assistance in recovering restitution from companies sued by the AG's office.
Lawyer wants police 'clean-out'
The solicitor acting for Milly Dowler's family says there should be a "root and branch clean-out" of police who sell confidential information.
Lawyer: 2nd newspaper group faces hacking lawsuits
Several alleged victims of tabloid phone hacking in Britain will soon file lawsuits against a second newspaper group, Piers Morgan's former employer Trinity Mirror PLC, their lawyer said Friday.
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.
Lawyer shot in Dumaguete to undergo immediate surgery
The lawyer who was shot inside his office earlier this morning was already moved from the emergency room to the operating room where he is to undergo surgery.
Lawyer: 2nd newspaper group faces hacking lawsuits
A lawyer for several alleged victims of tabloid phone hacking says lawsuits will soon be filed against a second newspaper group, Trinity Mirror PLC.
Attorney defends Ford Airport deal to settle multi-million dollar dispute for $25,100
Deal to let X Jet out of lease ends dispute over undeveloped private jet club.
Comment on Lawyer: 2nd newspaper group faces hacking lawsuits
The hacking trail will ultimately lead to the U.S. Murdoch and his family is hoping the matter will die before New York is dragged into the morass.
Attorney in bingo trial says prosecution witnesses were desperate to cut a deal
Susan James was the final defense attorney to make her closing arguments. Prosecutors get to make one last argument before the case goes to jurors.
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.
Lawyer says 2nd newspaper group faces hacking lawsuits; Murdoch pie-thrower’s sentence reduced
LONDON — Several alleged victims of tabloid phone hacking in Britain will soon file lawsuits against a second newspaper group, Piers Morgan’s former employer Trinity Mirror PLC, their lawyer said Friday. Mark Lewis said the claims would be filed in “a few weeks,” but would not disclose identities of his clients or say precisely when the papers would be presented at court. Lewis represents the ...
Attorney for Jersey City police officer turns over medical records in investigation of fatal seven-vehicle crash
The attorney for off-duty Jersey City police officer Rick Garrison who was involved in a seven-vehicle crash in Bayonne that claimed the life of an 82-year-old woman said yesterday that he has turned over extensive medical records to prosecutors. The...
Lawyer says 2nd newspaper group faces hacking lawsuits; Murdoch pie-thrower's sentence reduced
LONDON - Several alleged victims of tabloid phone hacking in Britain will soon file lawsuits against a second newspaper group, Piers Morgan's former employer Trinity Mirror PLC, their lawyer said Friday.
County Attorney explains lesser charge against officer accused of taking dogs
Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden said he filed a lesser charge earlier this week against a Cedar Rapids Police officer accused of taking two dogs from a property after he reviewed the investigative reports on the incident.
Geary's run for Henrico commonwealth's attorney hits obstacle
Matthew P. Geary’s unopposed run for Henrico commonwealth’s attorney in the November elections may not be unopposed after all.
Attorney charged with hiring hit man to kill girlfriend’s ex-husband
A northwest suburban attorney allegedly agreed to pay an undercover federal agent $20,000 to kill his girlfriend’s former husband, officials said Friday.Jason W. Smiekel, 29, of Algonquin, was arrested Thursday in Elgin after allegedly handing a $7,000 down payment to an undercover agent for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, officials said. Smiekel was charged with ...
Algonquin lawyer accused in murder-for-hire plot
An Algonquin attorney is accused of trying to hire someone to kill his girlfriend's ex-husband, federal authorities said today.
Cohen, SAC Should Be Dropped From Fairfax Suit, Lawyer Says
Billionaire Steven A. Cohen and his SAC Capital Advisors LP should be dropped from a lawsuit accusing it and other hedge funds of conspiring to spread negative information about Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., a lawyer argued in court.
Lawyer: Conn. man wasn't part of child porn ring
The attorney for a Connecticut man accused of participating in an international child pornography network says he was never involved in the group.
NY attorney general: BoA securities settlement unfair, Mellon engaged in 'fraud' as trustee
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Attorney says judge wrongfully sentenced Cooperstown shooter
A Utica attorney is planning to argue on appeal that an Otsego County Court judge wrongfully downplayed the mental illness of a Cooperstown teen that shot a black classmate last year in what has been portrayed as a racially-motivated crime.
NY attorney general hits BoA securities settlement
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has urged a state judge to reject the proposed $8.5 billion Bank of America settlement of investor losses from 530 mortgage-backed securities, calling it unfair and alleging trustee Bank of New York Mellon engaged in "repeated fraud" in connection with the securities sale.
Madison lawyer gets jail time for overbilling Public Defender's Office
A Madison lawyer who systematically overbilled the State Public Defender's Office for work on behalf of indigent clients will spend at least three months in jail for defrauding the office.
Dumaguete lawyer dies hours after shooting
A lawyer, who was shot by an unidentified assailant inside his office at the Leq Tak building in downtown Dumaguete Friday morning, died hours later at a hospital here.
Lawyer says terror allegations aimed at halting man's bid to clear name with UN
MONTREAL - Allegations a Montreal man plotted to blow up an airliner are aimed in part at derailing his fight to get off a UN terror watchlist, says his lawyer.
U.S. attorney investigating Citigroup mortgage arm
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc said in a regulatory filing on Friday that the Justice Department is examining its mortgage business.
A Hollywood Lawyer Agreed to Go to Jail for John Edwards
If you've ever read Deadline Hollywood or the columns of Art Buchwald you've been exposed to the clients of Pierce O'Donnell. The high-profile Los Angeles lawyer has represented both Buchwald and Deadline editor Nikki Fink against heavy hitters including Paramount, Disney, and News Corp. He also ran for Congress in the Glendale-Burbank-Pasadena area, and co-wrote a book, Fatal Subtraction: The ...
Geary's run for Henrico commonwealth's attorney hits obstacle
Matthew P. Geary’s unopposed run for Henrico commonwealth’s attorney in the November elections may not be unopposed after all.
Attorney: Terror suspect can't be tried in Ky.
An attorney for one of two Iraqi refugees arrested in Kentucky on terrorism charges is weighing in on the question of whether his client should be tried in a civilian court.
Attorney for terror suspect weighs in on whether Iraqi refugee should be tried in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - An attorney for one of two Iraqi refugees arrested in Kentucky on terrorism charges is weighing in on the question of whether his client should be tried in a civilian court.
Attorney: Laws Violated at Shelter
The pictures taken in the Harris County Animal Control’s euthanasia room show something both cruel and illegal:
Attorney: Terror suspect can't be tried in Kentucky
An attorney for one of two Iraqi refugees arrested in Kentucky on terrorism charges is weighing in on the question of whether his client should be tried in a civilian court.
NY Attorney General goes after BoNY
It's another bank shot for New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The state's legal eagle has Bank of New York in his sights after taking aim at a proposed $8.5 billion settlement between Bank of America and 22 large institutional investors over soured mortgage securities. In a...
N.Y. attorney general hits BoA securities settlement
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has urged a state judge to reject the proposed $8.5 billion Bank of America...
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.
Attorney wants union lawsuit tossed
PHOENIX -- An attorney for the state is asking a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by unions who want to void two new statutes they say interfere with the rights of their members.
LAWYER BACKS MAGPIES MOVE
A media lawyer has backed Newcastle's reported moves to restrict their players using social networking site Twitter.
Lawyer: 2nd newspaper group faces hacking lawsuits
A lawyer for several alleged victims of tabloid phone hacking says lawsuits will soon be filed against a second newspaper group, Trinity Mirror PLC.
Attorney charged with hiring hit man to kill girlfriend’s ex-husband
A northwest suburban attorney allegedly agreed to pay an undercover federal agent $20,000 to kill his girlfriend’s former husband, officials said Friday.Jason W. Smiekel, 29, of Algonquin, was arrested Thursday in Elgin after allegedly handing a $7,000 down payment to an undercover agent for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, officials said. Smiekel was charged with ...
Attorney general says Brown plan violates law
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller's office believes a Fort Wayne bill to limit political contributions from city contractors violates state law, an opinion that likely dooms the proposal to failure.
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.
Records Issues Plague N.M. Attorney General
As ordered to do so by a judge in the spring, state Attorney General Gary King has begun turning ove ...
Lawyer says Cooley Law School's suit just trying to silence critical bloggers
The Thomas A. Cooley Law School is trying to discover the names of four anonymous bloggers simply to squash negative opinions of its performance, a motion filed Friday by one of the bloggers' attorneys says.
Kazakhstan: Criminal Trial of Labor Lawyer
(New York) - The prosecution of a labor union lawyer in western Kazakhstan on criminal charges of "inciting social discord" is incompatible with international human rights law, said Human Rights Watch today.