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Flawed Lawyer, Fighting the Good Fight
Movies with agendas can be tough to pull off, and “Puncture” is no exception. Notable at least in part for its fumbled potential, this health-care-industry melodrama possesses all the right ingredients: an idealistic young lawyer, a corrupt corporate villain and a sympathetic victim.
Tampa attorney pens Yankees' book
Prominent Tampa attorney, Steve Yerrid, has authored his second book, this one about heart and character, featuring the New York Yankees.  
Lawyer: I knew affair with mayor was wrong
DETROIT, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A lawyer who resigned from her position overseeing police reform in Detroit says her affair with then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was a "transgression."
AP source: Man injured by Mich. car bomb a lawyer
A car bomb caused a powerful explosion on a street in southeastern Michigan, seriously injuring a lawyer and his two sons, who are "very fortunate" to have survived an attack that turned their vehicle into a blackened hunk of metal, officials said Wednesday.
Two plead not guilty to harassing Palin attorney
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania father and son pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to federal charges they harassed an attorney for former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin in phone calls authorities say followed their similar badgering of Palin herself.
Blairstown attorney faces DWI charge
BLAIRSTOWN -- Township attorney Robert Benbrook faces drunken-driving charges after a traffic stop last week that led to the discovery of an open container in his vehicle.
Attorney gets second appeal in public-records suit
A legal technicality has given a Cleveland attorney another chance to appeal a ruling from the Ohio 5th District Court of Appeals that the city of Massillon should not have to pay him $12,000 because his public-records request was unclear.
City attorney bids adieu for Burbank
By Kyle Jorrey [email protected] Need a good-paying job with full benefits and a pension? City hall will be hiring soon. City Attorney Amy Albano’s surprise announcement last week that she is leaving Thousand Oaks to take the same post in nearby Burbank made her the third city department head in the last two weeks to say they are moving on. read more
Edwardsville lawyer's death rule suicide; prison loomed
EDWARDSVILLE • A coroner's jury found Wednesday that Alton lawyer Dennis Nalick died of a drug overdose on July 21, the day he was scheduled to appear in federal court in East St. Louis to be sentenced for felony mail fraud. The jury ruled the death a suicide.
Lawyer revealed to be client of masseuse taken off criminal case
The lawyer who caused a mistrial after a masseuse testifying for the prosecution recognized him as a client – is officially off the case.U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman on Wednesday appointed a new lawyer to replace defense lawyer Doug Rathe. “I am thoroughly saddened and sorry for this whole thing,” Gettleman told Rathe. “For what it’s worth, Mr. Rathe, you will always be welcomed in my ...
Lawyer pleads for killer's life in slaying of Mesa family
A defense attorney pleaded for a mass murderer's life Wednesday, saying that the killer suffers from bipolar disorder and should be spared the death sentence.
Attorney General's office set to aid flood victims
Representatives of the state Attorney General's office will be on site in area counties in the coming weeks to bring the services of that office to victims of the recent storms and flooding.
P.G. renews city attorney's contract
Pacific Grove City Attorney David Laredo received a vote of confidence from his City Council on Wednesday with renewal of his contract, though two members voted against the contract itself on financial grounds.
Attorney General: Decision to stay out of Walker aides probe was mutual
MADISON Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says his staff reached a mutual decision with Milwaukee prosecutors that state investigators wouldnt help investigate Gov. Scott Walkers aides.
Lawyer: Alleged Rogue UBS Trader 'Sorry Beyond Words'
An alleged rogue trader accused of losing Swiss banking giant UBS about $2.3 billion is "sorry beyond words," his lawyer said Thursday, as a judge ordered him to be held in jail until a hearing next month.
Lawyer: Accused UBS bank trader 'sorry beyond words'
A bank trader accused of fraud in connection with a $2.3 billion loss in unauthorized trading reported by Swiss giant UBS is "sorry beyond words," his lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer and his sons injured by car bomb
MONROE, Mich. -- A car bomb caused a powerful explosion on a street in southeastern Michigan, seriously injuring a lawyer and his two sons, who are "very fortunate" to have survived an attack that turned their vehicle into a blackened hunk of metal, officials said Wednesday.
Attorney: Zahau Death Might Not Be Suicide
Attorney for Rebecca Zahau's family says she has uncovered strong evidence disproving suicide ruling.
Lawyer pleads for killer's life in slaying of Mesa family
A defense attorney pleaded for a mass murderer's life Wednesday, saying that the killer suffers from bipolar disorder and should be spared the death sentence.
New evidence in baby-shaking case, lawyer says
The defence lawyer for a man convicted of injuring his baby daughter is asking a Supreme Court judge to consider new evidence in the case.
Washington Attorney Exonerated in Guardian Ad Litem Case
WASHINGTON—The Statewide Grievance Committee has exonerated local attorney Barrie Goldstein of allegations that she, during her part in a child custody dispute, violated three provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
Attorney General agrees to return Durham campaign funds
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has reached a settlement with the Fair Finance bankruptcy trustee to give back $11,000 in contributions he received from indicted financier Tim Durham.
Attorney who worked on fen-phen case disbarred
The Kentucky Supreme Court on Thursday revoked the law license of David Helmers of Lexington.
Huntsville attorney Cheryl Baswell-Guthrie charged with stealing $50,000
She has been charged with first-degree theft of property, court records show.
Attorney General Martha Coakley injured after tripping outside home
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is recuperating after tripping and falling outside her Medford home. A...
California attorney general declines drug tycoon's request to review mansion death
SAN DIEGO - California Attorney General Kamala Harris has denied a pharmaceutical tycoon's request to review investigators' finding that his girlfriend killed herself at his historic mansion near San Diego.
City Attorney's Office Reviewing Bryant Allegations
The San Diego City Attorney's Office is reviewing allegations by a man claiming NBA star Kobe Bryant injured him in a scuffle at a Carmel Valley church to determine whether any charges will be filed.
Authorities zero in on targeted lawyer's client in Mich. car bomb case
Authorities investigating a car bombing that injured a lawyer and his two sons in Monroe, Mich., suspect that one of the man's clients may have planted the explosive, sources said.
Attorney general rules UMG must share records
By JULIA ROBERTS GOAD Staff Writer FRANKFORT, Ky. - Utility Management Group will share its records with the Pike County Fiscal Court, thanks to a ruling by the Kentucky Attorney General’s Office....
Attorney in AG’s Office Named ‘DWI Prosecutor of Year’ by State Bar
Donna Bevacqua-Young of the state Attorney General’s Office has been recognized as the “DWI Prosecutor of the Year” by the Prosecutors Section of the State Bar of New Mexico. In... Read more »
Utility lawyer suggests environmental groups use double standards
The proposed merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy would shift benefits to Wall Street at the expense of the environment and the state's poor, an environmental representative warned utilities regulators today.
Calif. AG won't review finding in mansion death
The California attorney general denied a pharmaceutical tycoon's request to review a finding that his girlfriend killed herself by binding her wrists and ankles and hanging herself naked from a balcony at his historic mansion, according to a letter released Thursday.
Minnesota AG sues over aid to for-profit colleges
The Minnesota attorney general has joined a lawsuit against Education Management Corp., alleging that two of its schools in the state illegally collected taxpayer-financed financial aid.
Attorney: Trial in Alabama college shootings set for March
A Harvard-educated former biology instructor will stand trial beginning March 19, 2012, in the shootings at a northern Alabama university that left of three of her colleagues dead and three wounded, her attorney said Thursday.
State attorney general denies request to review Coronado mansion deaths
The state Attorney General's Office has denied a request by Jonah Shacknai to review the investigation into the deaths at the Spreckels mansion.
The Lawyer Charity Challenge Ventures to Cog Hill Golf & Country Club
Orlando - The Lawyer Charity Challenge, the legal industry’s first national charitable golf tournament, today announces that its Chicago regional tournament will be held on the infamous “Dubsdread” course at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club on Thursday, September 29. The Lawyer Charity Challenge provides the most influential law firm attorneys, corporate counsel and global leaders an opportunity to ...
Lawyer apologizes for poetic closing statement
Repentant Crown attorney John Ramsay apologized Thursday for using rhyming couplets to deliver his closing submissions in a drunk driving case.
Lawyer: 'Real Housewives of New Jersey' star Teresa Giudice will pay her debts
'Teresa has always wanted to be able to say that she paid her creditors,' her lawyer tells People
Mexican attorney general: Drug dispute behind killing of 35
A drug-dealing dispute was behind the killing of 35 people whose bodies were abandoned in a busy roadway during rush-hour traffic, Mexico´s attorney general said Thursday.
Attorney General Swanson sues over aid to for-profit colleges
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota attorney general has joined a lawsuit against the country's second-largest for-profit college company, alleging that two of its schools in the state illegally collected taxpayer-financed financial aid.
Lawyer says 'ugly' fight the night boxer died not relevant to battle over will
Just as Amanda Rodrigues began Thursday describing the "really ugly" fight she had with husband Arturo Gatti the night the champion boxer died, her lawyer intervened, saying it wasn't relevant in the dispute over the dead man's will.
Calif. Attorney General Won't Review Finding in Millionaire's Girlfriend's Mansion Death
The California attorney general denied a wealthy pharmaceutical executive's request to review a finding that his girlfriend killed herself by binding her wrists and ankles and hanging herself naked from a balcony at his historic mansion, according to a letter released Thursday.
Lawyer says 'ugly' fight the night boxer died not relevant to battle over will
Just as Amanda Rodrigues began Thursday describing the "really ugly" fight she had with husband Arturo Gatti the night the champion boxer died, her lawyer intervened, saying it wasn't relevant in the dispute over the dead man's will.
Some lawmakers doubt ex-SEC lawyer broke the law
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some Democratic lawmakers expressed skepticism on Thursday that a former top Securities and Exchange Commission lawyer may have violated criminal law for failing to recuse himself from handling Bernard Madoff legal matters for the agency.
Lawyer details last hours of executed Georgia man
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Defense attorneys for executed Georgia inmate Troy Davis described on Thursday his final hours, a day after he died by lethal injection for murder amid claims that he may have been innocent.
Drug company CEO denied state review of girlfriend's death
SACRAMENTO, Calif (Reuters) - California's attorney general has declined a request by pharmaceutical mogul Jonah Shacknai for a review of the police investigation that ruled the bizarre hanging death of his girlfriend a suicide.
Hawaii attorney taking swing at Pacquiao - Mayweather fight
It's the boxing match promoters salivate over and fans dream of - thunder fisted Manny Pacquiao versus crafty and quick Floyd Mayweather Jr. "This...
Pineville attorney pleads guilty to fraudulent billing
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A Pineville attorney has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in federal court in Charleston. The office of U.S. Attorney R. Booth Goodwin II says 33-year-old Christopher B. Bledsoe admitted Thursday that he forged a...
EU right-to-lawyer rules opposed
Ireland and the UK have been joined by three other countries in refusing to sign up for new EU rules setting common standards for access to lawyers in criminal cases.
Attorney sought in rape charges
The preliminary hearing for a man accused of raping a woman in her apartment has been delayed to give the defendant more time to find an attorney.