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Attorney general to investigate county attorney
YORK - Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, as he was leaving the News-Times office on Wednesday morning, said he was minutes away from placing a call to his office, ordering an investigation into alleged misconduct by York County Attorney Bill Sutter.
Lawyer: Stow medical costs to top $50M
Medical care for the San Francisco Giants fan who was brutally beaten outside Dodger Stadium is expected to cost more than $50 million, according to his lawyers.
NJSIAA attorney Herbert dies
Michael Herbert, the NJSIAA's lead attorney since 1982, passed away Monday morning after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer, associate Steve Goodell said.
Lawyer says fleeing doesn't mean guilty
The lawyer for a Perth man says the fact that his client fled the state does not make him guilty.
City hopes to cut costs, increase openness with new city attorney
One quality ranked most important as City Council culled its top choices from a pile of city attorney applications — ethics.
Poll lawyer: No need for Justice chief to resign
A VETERAN election lawyer said there is no need for Justice Secretary Leila de Lima to resign amid calls for her to step down following her admission that she is open to the idea of seeking an elective post. "No need to resign!" said Romulo Macalintal, who had worked with and against de Lima in previous elections, with them being election lawyers. read more
David Hilburn running for Brazos County district attorney
In 1996, a local attorney discovered his passion for prosecution while working as a file clerk in the Brazos County District Attorney's Office. Fifteen years later, David Hilburn, 36, said he's ready to move back into the office, but this time as ...
Attorney General Abbott Participates in Wildfire Briefing, Visits Displaced Texans at Bastrop County Red Cross Shelter
BASTROP, TX – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today traveled to Bastrop County, where he participated in a briefing with state and local emergency management authorities and urged local residents to take precautions during these dangerous wildfire conditions.
Attorney general can’t pick which cases he will, or won’t, take
Attorney General Rob McKenna cannot pick and choose what cases from state government he wants to pursue. As the state’s attorney, he is obliged to represent the state’s interests. And if a client – a state agency director – wants to appeal a case, the attorney general must follow his client’s wishes.
Puddy murder-accused fled in fear: lawyer
A man accused of murdering Perth businessman Craig Puddy fled the state in fear after witnessing a brutal attack on his boss, his lawyer says.
Attorney Mark S. McDaniel Receives Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating(SM)
Memphis criminal defense attorney Mark S. McDaniel at Mark S. McDaniel Law receives the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell®Memphis, TN (PRWEB) September 13, 2011 Memphis attorney Mark S. McDaniel has received the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell®. The AV Preeminent rating is the highest such peer review rating ...
Lawyer accuses Comelec chief of graft
An official of the Commission on Elections has asked the Ombudsman and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines to investigate Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. for allegedly graft and corrupt practices.
State Bar accuses lawyer of misconduct
Elk Grove lawyer Sean Patrick Gjerde, already facing criminal charges, was accused Monday of 36 counts of misconduct by the State Bar of California.
Maui police book suspect in Santa Cruz attorney's homicide
SANTA CRUZ -- As friends of Santa Cruz attorney Celestial Cassman lit candles in her memory on Seabright State Beach Monday night, the man she had been dating was booked into a Maui jail on suspicion of her murder.
Attorney general to investigate county attorney
YORK - Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, as he was leaving the News-Times office on Wednesday morning, said he was minutes away from placing a call to his office, ordering an investigation into alleged misconduct by York County Attorney Bill Sutter.
Board asks for attorney general opinion on Gov. Walker recall
MADISON (AP) The Wisconsin attorney generals office is being asked for a legal opinion on whether a recall targeting the governor would also include the lieutenant governor.
Attorney General says all court cases against Maoist leaders will be withdrawn
Newly appointed Attorney General Mukti Pradhan made it clear on Tuesday that the court cases filed against the Maoist leaders and cadres during the Maoist insurgency will be withdrawn.
School attorney: Incident was reported
La PORTE — The attorney for La Porte Community Schools said he’s looking forward to a dismissal of charges against his client.
Discussion between Gatti, lawyer protected
Welterweight champion Arturo Gatti consulted a divorce lawyer two months before his suspicious death - a tragedy that would set his widow up with a $3.4-million inheritance.
Lawyer: Iran sets $500,000 bail for each of American 'hikers'
TEHRAN, Iran - A defence attorney says Iran has set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges.
Attorney in child attack case seeks more time
The attorney for a man accused of abducting and sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl last year asked the judge for an additional 90 days to prepare a defense.
Lawyer turns topless dancer to pay the bills
When Carla graduated 10 years ago, she thought her law degree would be a permanent ticket to a high-paying job. But instead of selling her mind, Carla is dancing in a topless bar.
Lawyer: Iran Sets Bail for Jailed Americans
Lawyer for hikers says Iran set $500,000 bail for each of American 'hikers.'
Lawyer: Iran set to release jailed American hikers
Lawyer Masoud Shafiei said the court would begin the process to free Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal after payment of the bail, which must be arranged through third parties because of U.S. economic sanctions on Iran. But the timing of the court's decision is similar to last year's bail deal mediated by the Gulf state of Oman that freed a third American, Sarah Shourd.
Attorney To File So Man Can Keep $150K Found In Garden
The attorney for a McHenry County man goes to court Tuesday to file documents so that his client will be able to -- he hopes -- keep the $150,000 he found in his vegetable garden two weeks ago.
Offices of U.S. Attorney, N.J. Attorney General feud over which agency deserves credit for $150M health care fraud case
Ed Murray/The Star-LedgerN.J. Attorney General Paula Dow, seen in this file photo, has engaged in a public dispute with the U.S. Attorney's Office over which agency deserves credit for a health care fraud bust announced Monday. TRENTON — Celebration of...
Lawyer Continues To Work Toward Bail For 2 Americans
The lawyer for two Americans held in Iran says he's moving ahead with the bail arrangements for them. But today, Iran's powerful judiciary said it was still reviewing the bail provisions.
Lawyer wants Mousa prosecutions
A lawyer for the family of Baha Mousa, killed after being detained by a British military unit in Iraq, calls for the soldiers and officers involved to face prosecution.
Lawyer: Iran sets bail for 2 jailed UC Berkeley grads
An Iranian court Tuesday set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges, clearing the way for their release a year after a similar bail-for-freedom arrangement for the third member of the group, their defense
Lawyer: Iran sets bail for 2 jailed American hikers
An Iranian court Tuesday set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges, clearing the way for their release a year after a similar bail-for-freedom arrangement for the third member of the group, their defense attorney said.
Attorney Michael J. Herbert dies at 73
Despite his never-ending list of commitments, friends and colleagues said Michael Herbert was dogged, never giving any issue less than his full attention, even when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer less than two months ago.
Carl Lewis aims again at spot on NJ Senate ballot
A lawyer for nine-time Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis says voters should decide whether he's qualified to be a New Jersey state senator.
Iran to release U.S. hikers, attorney says
Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer, accused of spying on Iran, will be released from prison after $500,000 is paid for each of them, their attorney says.
Ex-attorney who worked in Vero Beach, Fort Pierce takes plea in workers' comp fraud case
VERO BEACH — A former attorney has pleaded no contest to organized fraud in connection with the theft of up to $171,000 in workers' compensation settlements from five injured clients, according to court documents.
City Attorney Contradicts DA George Gascón's Statements on DNA Lab Memo
George Gascón The San Francisco City Attorney's Office yesterday contradicted statements District Attorney George Gascón made last week about why his office has refused to release an internal memo cri
Mike Arroyo's lawyer disputes Moner's testimony
The lawyer of Jose Miguel Arroyo disputed Sharia Judge Nagamura Moner's allegations linking the former First Gentleman to a plot to rig the 2004 polls. Atty. Inocencio Ferrer said Moner's statements were "vague, inconsistent, unclear, conflicting, unfounded, and purely based on hearsay."
Lawyer: Iran sets bail for 2 jailed American hikers, clearing way for release
TEHRAN, Iran - An Iranian court Tuesday set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges, clearing the way for their release a year after a similar bail-for-freedom arrangement for the third member of the group, their defense attorney said.
Attorney general reviewing Joplin concert planning
JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — A controversy that erupted after some Joplin residents sought to borrow money from a tornado recovery fund to cover initial costs of a concert has drawn the attention of the state attorney general.
VW ‘Plan B’ for Porsche Could Trigger Asset Freeze, Plaintiff Lawyer Says
A lawyer with a 1.1 billion-euro ($1.5 billion) suit pending against Volkswagen AG (VOW) and Porsche SE said he may try to stall the companies using an alternative plan to join their businesses.
Attorney: Man in fatal wrong-way crash has Huntington’s Disease
A former Naperville dentist accused of causing a head-on crash on I-88 that killed two people suffers from a degenerative genetic disease that might have influenced his actions the night of the collision, his attorney said Tuesday.William A. Howe, 43, has Huntington’s Disease, an incurable illness that causes progressively more severe mental and physical problems, defense attorney John Curnyn ...
Lawyer: Iran sets bail for 2 jailed Americans
An Iranian court Tuesday set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges, clearing the way for their release a year after a similar bail-for-freedom arrangement for the third member of the group, their defense attorney said.
Americans in Iran Can Be Free for $500,000 Each, Lawyer Says
Two U.S. citizens sentenced to eight years in prison in Iran for spying and illegal entry can be freed by paying $500,000 each, their defense lawyer said.
Attorney General's Office looks into planning for canceled concert in Joplin
JOPLIN, Mo. -- The Missouri Attorney General's Office is reviewing a request by Joplin city officials to borrow money from a tornado recovery fund to help pay for a 9/11 concert. City officials defend the request, saying the money would have been repaid and the concert would have raised even more funds for victims.
Lawyer: Iran sets $500,000 bail each for 2 American 'hikers'
TEHRAN, Iran - An Iranian court Tuesday set bail of $500,000 each for two American men arrested more than two years ago and convicted on spy-related charges, clearing the way for their release a year after a similar bail-for-freedom arrangement for the third member of the group, their defence attorney said.
Lawyer may be disbarred for deceit, malpractice or grossly immoral conduct
Dear PAO, My US citizen husband is having an affair with a lawyer. Is it possible to confiscate the license of a lawyer having an affair? My husband is in the United States right now and we have a child who is with me. What are the grounds for it?
Lawyer Explains How Donor Was Fired
Fox 29 legal contributor Amy Feldman explains how a Philadelphia woman lost her job after donating a kidney to her son, and what your rights are under FMLA.
Attorney Generals Speak Out In Support of New Standards for Higher Education
The Foundation for Educational Success has released the following quotes in support of today’s Standards release:
Lawyer: Dentist in I-88 fatal crash has incurable brain disease
The Naperville dentist who authorities said caused a fatal accident when he was driving the wrong way on the Reagan Memorial Tollway last month is suffering from an incurable brain disease that may have played a part in the incident, his attorney said Tuesday.
Stenographer sues attorney over transcripts claims
A court stenographer in Washington County has sued an attorney who has claimed the stenographer altered transcripts in a murder case the attorney is appealing
Lawyer: Dentist in crash has brain disease
The Naperville dentist who authorities said caused a fatal accident when he was driving the wrong way on the Reagan Memorial Tollway last month is suffering from an incurable brain disease that may have played a part in the incident, his attorney said today.