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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.
Former State Attorney Dan Warren, longtime lawyer, civic leader dies
Dan R. Warren was a spellbinding courtroom orator, civic leader and crusading state attorney who found himself caught up in the struggle for civil rights in the 1960s. The longtime defense attorney and former 7th Judicial Circuit state attorney died of natural causes Sunday. He was 85.
Bikie lawyer's car firebombed
WA police are investigating the fire-bombing of a car at a property owned by a lawyer for bikie members.
Lawyer for 2 Americans held in Iran back in court
The lawyer for two Americans jailed as spies in Iran was back in court Tuesday seeking a second judge's signature on a bail deal that could free them after more than two years behind bars.
Lawyer for American Hikers Back in Iranian Court
The lawyer for two Americans jailed as spies in Iran was back in court Tuesday seeking a second judge's signature on a bail deal that could free them after more than two years behind bars.
LAWYER ANBALAGAN'S MURDER TRIAL TRANSFERRED TO SHAH ALAM HIGH COURT
KLANG, Sept 20 (Bernama) -- The Magistrates Court here today ordered thetrial of an Indian national charged with the murder of his employer, lawyerDatuk R.Anbalagan, to be transferred to the Shah Alam High Court. Magistrate Azlinda Ahmad Sharif made the decision after allowing atransfer application by Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) Shahrul Ekhsan Hasim. On June 17, R. Narayanan, 24, was charged ...
Attorney accused of fraud faces judge Tuesday
On Tuesday morning, an attorney from Brookfield accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars was to head to a courtroom in Milwaukee.
Sri Lanka: Rajapakse has no immunity against war crimes prosecution, says Attorney
Attorney for the three Tamil plaintiffs, who filed a civil case in the District Court of District of Columbia against Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse as responsible for extra-judicial killings of plaintiffs' relatives, said Monday that he will be filing a motion in the Court that will (a) seek authority from the court to serve complaint by publication, (b) argue that sitting head of ...
Attorney: Hikers' release delayed in Iran
The attorney for two U.S. hikers who have been detained for more than two years in Iran said Tuesday their release has been delayed again.
US hikers' lawyer in Iranian court to close deal
Attorney seeking signature of vacationing judge for bail deal that could free 2 Americans after more than 2 years behind bars
Priest's lawyer frustrated at inability to view church audit
Father Joseph LeClair's lawyer says he's deeply frustrated by his inability to obtain the audit that triggered a police probe at Blessed Sacrament Parish.
Ballarat courts scare local lawyer
A LEADING Ballarat lawyer says she has never felt more scared in the Ballarat Law Courts.
Case involving blogger, lawyer-turned-stripper and Gawker not as sexy as it sounds
Bob Sullivan, a best-selling author and blogger for MSNBC.com, wrote a post last week about a lawyer-turned-stripper who apparently began dancing after being laid off from her law firm. The post, which was picked up by outlets including the Daily Mail and Gawker, was part of a series on "people taking unusual or dreadful jobs [...]
Attorney General: Michaels Stores misled customers with false advertising
An investigation that started in 2009 against craft retailer chain Michaels Stores — which has locations in Canandaigua and Victor — for false advertising has led to a $1.8 million settlement with New York state. However, at least some local residents said this won’t affect how they view Michaels.
Second Washington attorney enters race
A second Washington attorney announced his candidacy for a District 3 Tazewell County Board seat Monday less than two weeks after the first, providing some early youth to the slate.
Henderson city attorney accused in drunken drive resigns
The Henderson City Attorney accused in a drunken off-roading episode is walking away with settlement. On Monday, Elizabeth Quillin tendered her resignation, and Henderson City Council unanimously accepted at a special meeting.
Conway attorney petitions Supreme Court for reinstatement
A suspended Conway attorney has petitioned the South Carolina Supreme Court for reinstatement to practice law.
Logan View graduate is new deputy county attorney
The newest member of the Dodge County Attorney's office is no stranger to the area.
Watch: Lawyer: George Anthony Charge 'Preposterous'
Jose Baez dismisses accusation that Casey Anthony may have drugged Caylee.
Watchdog: Ex-SEC lawyer Becker should face criminal probe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Securities and Exchange Commission General Counsel David Becker had a conflict of interest when he handled Bernard Madoff legal matters for the SEC and should be criminally investigated, the agency's watchdog said on Tuesday.
Attorney General's Office warns of ‘robo-calling’ scam
Attorney General Martha Coakley is warning consumers about reports of a “robo-calling” scam that is seeking to gain access to consumers’ banking and Social Security information.
Davis attorney suspended in foreclosure evictions probe
DAVIS, CA - An attorney with a notorious reputation among tenants' rights advocates has been suspended by the California State Bar for using non-attorney staff to evict renters living in foreclosed homes.
Attorney: Conn. man's death ruled homicide
A Connecticut man who died 16 hours after he was arrested in Westerly was beaten to death by police officers, the family's attorney says.
Mystic man arrested by Westerly police was homicide victim, attorney says
Providence - The attorney for Ryan O'Loughlin, a Mystic man who died in June 16 hours after being arrested by Westerly police, announced this afternoon that an autopsy report shows
Attorney General sues three Chicago-area home repair contractors
Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed three lawsuits against businesses that cheated Chicago homeowners out of more than $600,000 in repairs that were never completed.
Attorney General sues three Chicago-area home repair contractors
Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed three lawsuits against businesses that cheated Chicago homeowners out of more than $600,000 in repairs that were never completed.
Supreme Court Disbars Attorney In Drug Case
An attorney who gained notoriety after the 2001 riots in Cincinnati and later was convicted in a drug-related case has lost his Ohio law license.
Incumbent La. attorney general wins after ex-congressman drops out of race
BATON ROUGE — Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has won a second term in office, after his only competitor dropped out of the race.
Lawyer: Colo. school shooting suspect mentally ill
An attorney for a man charged with shooting two Colorado eighth graders at a middle school that's just miles from the site of one of the nation's deadliest school shootings told jurors Tuesday her client has struggled with imaginary voices for years.
U.S. Attorney: Full Tilt a 'massive Ponzi scheme'
Howard Lederer, Chris Ferguson and Rafe Furst named by Manhattan U.S. Attorney in amended Black Friday civil complaint
Attorney General's Office Will Dispute Roberts Oath Lawsuit
The Michigan Attorney General's Office says it plans to challenge a lawsuit that questions the legal standing of Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts ...
Judges slam Drew Peterson attorney in McHenry County case
An attorney for Drew Peterson was blasted by an appellate court this week for the way he handled another case, one in which McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren was a defendant.
Venezuela attorney general criticizes rights court
Venezuela's attorney general on Tuesday criticized a ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that orders the country's authorities to allow a prominent opposition politician to run for office.
Two attorneys leave Tampa attorney Barry Cohen's firm
By William R. Levesque, Times Staff Writer Tuesday, September 20, 2011 TAMPA — Tampa attorney Barry Cohen said Tuesday that the departure of two lawyers who handled most of his state court work will not adversely affect the firm. One of Cohen's partners, Steve Romine, 43, who had worked at Cohen's firm for 12 years, and attorney Rohom Khonsari, 34, an associate at the firm for four years ...
Mexico’s attorney general: US still mum on Operation Fast and Furious
Congressional investigators probing Operation Fast and Furious are not the only ones who are frustrated: President Barack Obama’s administration appears to be withholding information from high-ranking Mexican law enforcement officials, too.
State Attorney's Office Expanding Domestic Violence Division
CENTRAL FLORIDA -- WFTV learned on Tuesday the state attorney's office is expanding its domestic violence division. It just hired three attorneys who will only focus on felony cases. The move comes as domestic violence and injunctions aimed to stop it are on the rise.
Update: Judge dismisses D.C. lawyer’s claim he fathered LeBron James
The odd case of a D.C. lawyer who claimed to be the father of LeBron James has reached an unsurprising end: Thrown out of court. Leicester Bryce Stovell filed a $4 million suit in federal court in D.C. last year claiming that he’d fathered the NBA superstar — in a chance, one-night encounter with then-15-year-old Gloria James — and accusing the Jameses of rigging the DNA tests to come back ...
U.S. attorney charges poker sites for operating Ponzi scheme
Federal prosecutors on Tuesday accused executives at the online site Full Tilt Poker of operating a Ponzi scheme, siphoning more than $440 million in gamblers' winnings to board members and owners.
Hynix lawyer closes his case in trial involving Micron
SAN FRANCISCO — A lawyer for Hynix Semiconductor Inc. told a jury Tuesday that Rambus Inc
Hollywood attorney suspended for 60 days from practicing in bankruptcy court
Panel of judge found Kevin Gleason had been disrespectful A Hollywood attorney has been suspended from practicing in federal bankruptcy court in South Florida for 60 days after a panel of judges found he was so disrespectful to a judge he needed to be punished.
Attorney General's Office helping flood victims
Members of the State Attorney General's Office are deploying to disaster centers in our area to help out people impacted by flooding.
Hollywood attorney suspended for 60 days from practicing in bankruptcy court
Panel of judge found Kevin Gleason had been disrespectful A Hollywood attorney has been suspended from practicing in federal bankruptcy court in South Florida for 60 days after a panel of judges found he was so disrespectful to a judge he needed to be punished.
Drug tycoon seeks review of girlfriend's death
An Arizona pharmaceutical tycoon asked California's attorney general to review findings that his girlfriend killed herself by tying her wrists and ankles and hanging herself naked from a balcony of his historic mansion, according to a letter released Tuesday.
Report: No open-meeting violations in Capistrano school district
A report released Tuesday by the Orange County district attorney's office has concluded that the Capistrano Unified School District did not violate state open-meeting laws. The district attorney's office had received complaints, including one from an attorney for two district...
Executive session held without city manager, city attorney
Dana Cole/San Pedro Valley News-Sun At the request of the council, City Manager Glenn Nichols and City Attorney Michael Massee did not attend an executive session at a Benson City Council special meeting Monday evening regarding pending litigation between the City of Benson and Stagecoach Trails Mobile Home Court.
Attorney General: U.S. Wants To Close Guantanamo
Eric Holder said the Obama administration is determined to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay before next year's presidential elections despite political opposition. His comments came at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Attorney General: U.S. Wants To Close Guantanamo
Eric Holder said the Obama administration is determined to close the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay before next year's presidential elections despite political opposition. His comments came at the European Parliament in Brussels.
Rambus Was ‘Dethroned’ By Intel, Micron Lawyer Argues at Trial
Rambus Inc.’s computer memory failed to become an industry standard because it was “dethroned” by Intel Corp., not as a result of a conspiracy by rivals, a lawyer for Micron Technology Inc. told a jury.
Attorney general blocks sale of Victorville hospital to Ontario healthcare company
VICTORVILLE - California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced today that her office will not allow Ontario-based Prime Healthcare Services to purchase Victor Valley Community Hospital.
Bianchi's attorney offers fees deal
WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Board is weighing a deal presented by State's Attorney Lou Bianchi's counsel to pay for his successful legal defense against corruption charges.