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Lawyer: Challenging Tax Breaks Not Cheap
Letter to panel tells of difficulty in investigating official's decisions. Published: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 12:01 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.
Employment lawyer says sacking over 75 cent DVD ridiculous
Employment lawyer Max Whitehead says it is ridiculous for a man to lose his job for taking a 75 cent DVD home from his workplace.
Attorney: Ex-judge may face abuse
SCRANTON -- An attorney for former Judge Mark Ciavarella has asked a judge to consider the potential for abuse Ciavarella faces in prison as a factor when determining what sentence to impose upon him.
Klug: Recovering attorney fees & costs in litigation
There is a distinction in civil litigation between "attorney fees" and "costs." Attorney fees are sums earned by an attorney for working on the case. Costs are basically all other out-of-pocket expenses of liti Copyright 2011 Summit Daily News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Summit Daily News Klug ...
New district attorney contender Vu Trinh piques San Francisco's interest
A latecomer to the district attorney race, Vu Trinh brings a new flavor to a tightly contested battle between a career cop, a career prosecutor and a career scholar. Trinh, 43, a criminal defense attorney with a daily meditation practice, raised eyebrows and more than a few chuckles at his first debate last week with a disarmingly honest style and seemingly unrehearsed, if not unusual, answers ...
Momentum Builds in Illinois Race to Replace Lake County State's Attorney
Attorney Mike Nerheim announces run as Republican with the right experience to serve justice and fairness for all citizens, not politics. Candidate's commitment to social media represents evidence of his determination to bring fresh, more technically advanced change to office previously criticized for lack of DNA evidence knowledge and technology.Waukegan, IL (PRWEB) August 10, 2011 Lake County ...
Dream Cruise lawyer demands that broadcasters shut down Web site
Hearing that maverick broadcasters plan to broadcast live coverage of the Woodward Dream Cruise, the auto event's lawyer fired an e-mail Tuesday to the group's leader demanding that he shut down his Web site. But Stephen Greene said he and partner Brian Jones will plan to be seen on the DreamCruiseLive.com Web site on Aug. 20 and heard on WDTW-AM (1310).
Fired Greenwich Township police officer Christopher Tasiopoulos' attorney fires back at municipality
Tasiopoulos' attorney alleges, 'The mayor violated Greenwich Code by appointing herself judge, jury and executioner at Officer Tasiopoulos' administrative hearing.'
Lawyer sentenced to sex offender probation
BARTOW -- A Washington, D.C., lawyer was sentenced Tuesday in a Bartow courtroom to 15 years of sexual offender probation on charges of attempting to seduce girls online.
Lawyer faces ban over dodgy divorce deal
A WA lawyer has been found guilty of professional misconduct over a dodgy divorce settlement.
Summit attorney opens up new family law firm
Schwartz SUMMIT — Attorney Brian M. Schwartz, noted ‘Super Lawyer’ by New Jersey Monthly magazine and First Vice Chair of the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, announced the opening of his own practice, Brian...
Longtime prosecutors leaving R.I. Attorney Generals staff
PROVIDENCE - Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin has put in place the chiefs of his department's divisions and plans to add a child-abuse unit that will focus on educating the public and ending child abuse, according to his spokeswoman, Amy Kempe.
Lawyer hits out at China trial
Australian businessman Matthew Ng broke down in a Chinese court yesterday as he told how police had promised they would let him go if he handed over control of his multimillion-dollar company.
'Baby-selling ring' lawyer pleads guilty
A California lawyer who specializes in reproductive law pleads guilty for her role in what federal prosecutors called a "baby-selling ring."
KS Lawyer Gets Nearly 4 Years for Texas Fraud
A lawyer from Kansas has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison over a more than $2 million Ponzi scheme in Texas. A federal judge in Beaumont yesterday (TUE) sentenced 62-year-old Clifford R. Roth of Leawood, Kansas.
Attorney for Richie Farmer's wife says divorce case has stalled
Brian Logan says that's due to Farmer's "lack of cooperation."
Huntsville attorney Chris Comer running for circuit judge
Comer is the son of an Army major, a graduate of Grissom High School and Auburn University and the married father of two. He clerked for then-Circuit Judge Loyd "Buddy" Little after graduating from law school at the University of Alabama.
Lawyer pleads guilty in baby-selling case
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- A San Diego attorney known worldwide as a reproductive law specialist pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in what prosecutors said was a baby-selling ring.
Documents turned over to attorney in 1957 killing
The defense attorney for a man charged in the 1957 kidnapping and murder of a 7-year-old Illinois girl has received about 1,300 pages of documents related to the case.
Police got waitress accused of selling cocaine drunk, lawyer says
Huntington Beach bars: The attorney of the waitress accused of selling cocaine to undercover officers at a downtown Huntington Beach restaurant and bar said he has evidence the officers bought her drinks and got her heavily intoxicated before getting information from her.
Local lawyer busted in large-scale baby selling ring
A California lawyer who specializes in reproductive law is the latest of three women to plead guilty for taking part in what federal prosecutors called a "baby-selling ring" that charged a dozen couples more than $100,000 to adopt babies born from surrogate pregnancies.
Lawyer: Man charged in 1957 Sycamore murder will fight charges
Jack Daniel McCullough “absolutely” will plead not guilty to charges he kidnapped and murdered a Sycamore girl in 1957, his court-appointed attorney said Wednesday.McCullough, now 71, appeared for a brief DeKalb County court hearing though he has yet to be formally arraigned on the charges filed against him last month in the half-century-old killing of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph.But the Seattle ...
Attorney Roger Kidston had heart for the little guy
Facing Roger Kidston in a courtroom could be an intimidating experience, said Keith Turpel, who was an attorney in Kidston’s law firm for 16 years.
Attorney expects jury deadlock on some charges
Attorney Susan James predicted that the jury will send the judge a note at some point Wednesday that will be similar to Tuesday's note.
'Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans Tests Positive for Drug Use, Lawyer Says
A lawyer for a North Carolina teen who stars on MTV's reality show "Teen Mom 2" says she tested positive for marijuana and opiates.
One attorney confident a verdict will be read in Bingo case today
One attorney said just before she walked into court, she believes there will be a verdict today.  It may be the same as yesterday, partial, but she is confident it will come.
Defense attorney expects bingo verdict today
An attorney for one of the defendants in the bingo corruption trial believes the jury will decide the fates of 11 defendants, including two current and two former state senators, today.
U.S. district attorney in charge of News Corp. probe is ‘best friends’ with Murdoch point-man leading internal ...
From the conflict of interest department: Viet Dinh, the attorney and News Corporation board member overseeing an internal investigation into illegal activities within the embattled company, is reportedly best friends with Preet Bharara, the attorney leading the U.S. investigation into the same matter. Time's Massimo Calabresi has the scoop: Dinh and Bharara met their first [...]
Attorney General: Trio supplied prescription drugs in Erie
ERIE, Pa. (AP) — State and local police are rounding up 37 people in three loose-knit groups who Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly says distributed prescription painkillers, along with other drugs, on the streets of Erie. Authorities were continuing to round up the suspects Wednesday, a day after Kelly announced the charges. The three groups were allegedly headed by Erie residents who ...
Ind. attorney general sues foreclosure company after no bond posted
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller today filed a lawsuit against a Florida-based foreclosure consultant company for conducting business without first posting a bond with his office.
Attorney General calls for ban on gel fuel products
Attorney General Lisa Madigan is calling on the Consumer Product Safety Commission to ban the sale of gel fuel products used in portable fire pots.
Florida PSC begins hearing on nuclear plant costs
A Florida Power & Light Co. lawyer told state regulators Wednesday that questions raised by consumer advocates could undermine Florida's push to expand the use of nuclear energy.
Ivory Coast ex-strongman detention is 'torture': lawyer
The conditions in which Ivory Coast's ousted former president Laurent Gbagbo is being held are a form of torture, his lawyer alleged Wednesday.
Suspect's Lawyer Explains Bus Shooting
The lawyer for the woman who investigators say set up a SEPTA bus shooting tells Fox 29 she's not responsible for the incident.
Media-savvy lawyer defends maid in Strauss-Kahn case
NEW YORK (Reuters) - It was Kenneth Thompson's starring role in the prosecution of New York police accused of beating and sodomizing a Haitian immigrant that put the son of one of the city's first female beat cops on the map in 1997.
Attorney General Announces Legislation to Clarify Medical Marijuana Law
Attorney General Bill Schuette announced a legislative package Wednesday that he says will fix loopholes in the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act.
Attorney voices regret at being part of 'baby-selling' conspiracy
A Maryland attorney who has pleaded guilty to being part of a national "baby-selling" ring allegedly organized by a San Diego attorney is expressing regret. But the San Diego attorney at the center of the case, who has also pleaded...
Attorney: Device at Eppley Airfield was Welding Material
A Kentucky man's attorney says welding material he was carrying in his luggage prompted an evacuation at the Omaha airport.
Maid's lawyer claims other Strauss-Kahn victims
A lawyer for the maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault says that "many" other women have complained about the French politician's behavior.
Lawyer: Man charged in 1957 Sycamore murder will fight charges
Jack Daniel McCullough “absolutely” will plead not guilty to charges he kidnapped and murdered a Sycamore girl in 1957, his court-appointed attorney said Wednesday.McCullough, now 71, appeared for a brief DeKalb County court hearing though he has yet to be formally arraigned on the charges filed against him last month in the half-century-old killing of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph.But the Seattle ...
Attorney: 'Ham Sandwich' Cannot Be Indicted
In July, El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen lashed out in disagreement after a grand jury indicted one of his officers involved in a shooting back in April 2010, saying that "even a ham sandwich can be indicted." KFOX 14 went to a defense attorney and former assistant district attorney to find out if it is that simple.
Maid's lawyer claims other Dominique Strauss-Kahn victims
A lawyer for the maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault says that "many" other women have complained about the French politician's behaviour.
Helena attorney Rob Stutz announces run for US House
Helena Attorney Rob Stutz has announced he is running for Montana's lone U.S. House seat.
Comment on Attorney's ties to county trustees in Colorado raise questions
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News Corp. Is Best Friends with the U.S. Attorney Investigating Them
The only thing more intimidating than Viet Dinh's resume are his close ties to powerful members of the government. A former Assistant Attorney General during the Bush administration, he helped draft the Patriot Act. He now sits on the board of directors of News Corp., and as Massimo Calabresi at TIME's Swampland blog explains, he's leading the company's internal investigation of the phone ...
'Radical' British lawyer barred from Alberta oilsands case
He's likely Britain's most famous crusading lawyer, a barrister who represented both the families of protesters killed on Bloody Sunday in Northern Ireland and billionaire Mohamed Al Fayed at the inquest into the deaths of his son Dodi and Diana, Princess of Wales.
Lawyer: 'Many' Complaints Against DSK
A lawyer for the maid accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault said Wednesday that "many" other women have complained about the French politician's behavior.
Lawyer pleads guilty in `baby-selling ring'
SAN DIEGO - A California lawyer who specializes in reproductive law is the latest of three women to plead guilty to taking part in what federal prosecutors called a "baby-selling ring" that charged a dozen couples more than $100,000 to adopt babies born from surrogate pregnancies.
Gacy Lawyer Reveals Chilling Details Of Mass Murder
It's been 17 years since he was executed for killing 33 young men, but the name John Wayne Gacy still sends shivers up the spine.
District attorney's practice of dropping, refiling charges gets static
Resources expended on jury selection fruitlessly