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County attorney to review role of medical examiner in case of baby's death
The Ramsey County Attorney's Office is reviewing the role of the medical examiner in a criminal case involving a man who was released from prison after being convicted of killing his infant daughter.
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.
Topeka lawyer to face Supreme Court hearing
The state disciplinary administrator's office is seeking a temporary suspension of the law license of a Topeka lawyer who allegedly misappropriated money from multiple clients, a spokesman said Friday. The lawyer is Robert M.
Boston lawyer named to liquor panel
Kathleen McNally, a lawyer, was named yesterday by state Treasurer Steven Grossman to the three-member state Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. McNally, of South Boston, replaces Robert Cronin and will begin her work Oct. 7. Grossman said Gainsboro has appeared before the ABCC dozens of times and in liquor law cases at the Appeals Court and in Superior Court. She worked ...
Attorney: State agents 'whitewashed' deputies killing man
A local attorney believes state investigators deliberately ignored important details while determing if charges should be filed against two Sandusky County deputies who shot and killed a man in his home last year. read more
Attorney seeks resentencing in case of Cooperstown teenager
When Otsego County Court Judge Brian Burns sentenced Anthony Pacherille Jr. to prison this summer for trying to kill another high school classmate, the judge never revealed that he had felt intimidated by a letter sent from Pacherille’s father. Because Burns did not tell either the defense or prosecution attorneys about his true feelings, Pacherille Jr.’s new attorney is now asking that the 17 ...
Attorney Bob Ennis honored by international lawyer group
The International Municipal Lawyers Association has recognized the public service record of former Tuscaloosa City Attorney Bob Ennis.
Lawyer, sons in car bombing 'uplifted' by community support
Monroe — Calling the experience "horrific," the lawyer hurt in a car bombing said in a statement Friday that he and his sons are recovering from their injuries.
Lawyer loses bid to halt inquiry into affair with client
Birmingham — A prominent attorney and chairman of Oakland University's board of trustees failed Friday to get charges of professional misconduct dismissed over a sexual affair with a client for whom he won monthly alimony payments of $50,000.
Lawyer, sons in car bombing 'uplifted' by community support
Monroe — Calling the experience "horrific," the lawyer hurt in a car bombing said in a statement Friday that he and his sons are recovering from their injuries.
Vanecko lawyer says there’s no clout in David Koschman case
Terry Gillespie doesn’t call often.When he does, I know it’s not to catch up with an old Our Lady of Mercy second-grade classmate. The prominent Chicago criminal defense attorney picked up the phone last week because he had something to say.“I drove R.J. Vanecko to the police station that day,” Gillespie told me from his office in the vintage Monadnock Building across from the federal courthouse ...
Lawyer: Currie Was “Very Sick” At Time Of FBI Raid
A lawyer for a Maryland state lawmaker awaiting trial on corruption charges says his client was being treated for cancer and felt "fuzzy" during an FBI raid of his home three years ago.
Lawyer: Currie was "very sick" at time of FBI raid
The Associated Press The Associated Press BALTIMORE A lawyer for a Maryland state lawmaker awaiting trial on corruption charges says his client was being treated for cancer and felt "fuzzy" during an FBI raid of his home three years ago. Sen. Ulysses Currie is scheduled to go to trial Monday on charges that he used his influence to benefit a grocery store chain for which he worked as a ...
Arizona Attorney General sues Jack Howk Plumbing & Drain's parent company
The Memphis company is accused of scare tactics and hard-sell strategies in attempts to sell expensive eqiupment and repairs
Attorney general obtains judgments against health club that took deposits for facility that never opened
More than 100 Massachusetts consumers that pre-paid money for memberships to a Taunton health club that never opened are expected to receive restitution as a result of court orders obtained by Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office.
UK Lawyer To File Suit Against News Corp In US
A lawyer for numerous alleged victims of phone hacking by journalists has confirmed that he plans to launch legal action in the United States against media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
UK Lawyer To File Suit Against News Corp In US
A lawyer for numerous alleged victims of phone hacking by journalists has confirmed that he plans to launch legal action in the United States against media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
UK Lawyer To File Suit Against News Corp In US
A lawyer for numerous alleged victims of phone hacking by journalists has confirmed that he plans to launch legal action in the United States against media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
Lawyer: Currie Was “Very Sick” At Time Of FBI Raid
Sen. Ulysses Currie is accused of using his influence to benefit a grocery store chain for which he worked as a consultant.
Attorney vows appeal; motion to dismiss misconduct charges was turned down
An attorney plans to appeal the denial of a request to dismiss misconduct charges against his client, a Birmingham lawyer who serves as an Oakland University trustee.
Attorney Christopher M. Placitella Advises New Jersey Residents to Read an Article Which Addresses the Health Concerns ...
Attorney Christopher M. Placitella’s article ‘Why Are Mesothelioma Cases on the Rise’ provides insight into the alarming rate of mesothelioma victims expected to rise throughout the state of New Jersey.Red Bank, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 24, 2011 Christopher M. Placitella, partner at the law firm of Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C, has built his career holding companies accountable for actions ...
Fugitive Attorney Involved In Corruption Case Back In Custody
Lawrence Davidson, a disbarred attorney who fled the country on the eve of his money laundering trial nearly five years ago, is back in federal custody in Las Vegas . Davidson, who also was charged in a sweeping political corruption probe that resulted
Set to retire, New Britain Stateâs Attorney Scott Murphy reflects on distinguished career
NEW BRITAIN — Longtime New Britain State’s Attorney Scott Murphy likes to joke that he knew fairly early on that his dream of becoming a center fielder for the New York Yankees wasn’t going to pan out.
Attorney General warns of new robo-call scam
A new round of "robo-calling'' scams seeking to gain access to consumers’ banking and Social Security information has led to more than 300 complaints to the state Attorney General's Office.
No Cheap Money For Sam Jonah’s Lawyer
The office of The Herald was last week Monday inundated with calls from readers, portraying mixed sentiments to the paper’s reaction to the threats flung at it by Mr. Kwame Boafo Akufo, of Prempeh & Co Chambers, on behalf of Ghana’s contemporary billionaire and multi-titled Mr. Sam Jonah.
Attorney compels city to turn over sewer records
Rather than battling a legal action over open records, the city of Johnstown is voluntarily turning over to a Pittsburgh attorney a voluminous amount of records detailing information on sewer and water services, city Solicitor David Andrews said.
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.
Burlco lawyer appointed judge
Superior Court Judge Janet Zoltanski Smith took the oath of office Friday and has been appointed to serve in the court's Family Division.
Attorney remembered for guarding environment
James M. Barrett III, a Fort Wayne attorney who pushed for the preservation of natural lands in the region, has died at the age of 87. Barrett, a native of the city, died Thursday after a lengthy fight with pancreatic cancer, according to his family.
Lawyer: Likely delay in Blago sentencing
After a federal judge said Friday that the criminal trial of Springfield millionaire William Cellini will go forward Oct. 3, Rod Blagojevich’s lawyer said he’s “quite certain” the ex-governor’s sentencing will be delayed.U.S. District Judge James Zagel, who will sentence Blagojevich, asked prosecutors to have witnesses for the Cellini trial ready for Oct. 5. Attorney Sheldon Sorosky said ...
Lolly's lawyer's teeth removed
The teeth of a corpse, believed to be that of kidnapped lawyer Ian Jordaan, were “smashed out” of the mouth before the body was set alight and burnt beyond recognition.
Mosque case put attorney in international spotlight
MURFREESBORO — Rutherford County Attorney Jim Cope found himself in the national and international spotlight the past year in defending religious freedom.
Attorney's Claim Against Las Vegas Police Officer Settled
Metropolitan Police Department officials have reached a tentative settlement with a criminal defense lawyer who claims a Las Vegas police officer violated her civil rights three years ago. According to federal court records, attorney Kristina Wildeveld
Lawyer Had Hand In Shaping Nevada's Casino Licensing
Frank Schreck wasn't sure what to think. His mentor and former high school teacher Mike O'Callaghan had just been elected governor. One of O'Callaghan's first appointments upon taking office in 1971 was to place Schreck on the Nevada Gaming Commission. Schreck,
Lawyer's attorney vows appeal
Motion to dismiss misconduct charges was turned down.
Grafton Twp. supervisor drops battle over attorney
Grafton Township Supervisor Linda Moore has ended her legal fight to compel the rest of the board to hire her pick for township attorney. Moore announced Friday that she would not appeal her case to the Illinois Supreme Court, pointing to a potentially lengthy legal morass that could cost taxpayers thousands of dollars. She will instead continue to nominate other attorneys for the spot.
Set to retire, New Britain Stateâs Attorney Scott Murphy reflects on distinguished career
NEW BRITAIN — Longtime New Britain State’s Attorney Scott Murphy likes to joke that he knew fairly early on that his dream of becoming a center fielder for the New York Yankees wasn’t going to pan out.
Disbarred RI attorney arrested again
A disbarred Rhode Island attorney facing indictment in an alleged mortgage fraud scheme has been accused of identifying himself as a lawyer and giving legal advice.
Attorney: Indicted Trooper’s Statements Invalid
A defense attorney says statements made by one of two Colorado State Patrol troopers indicted in the death of an unarmed Redlands man should be invalid.
Lawyer’s mother takes on Russian officials
MOSCOW- Nearly two years after her son died in custody, a slight, 59-year-old retired teacher is confronting the powerful officials who put him in prison and oversaw the system that has been blamed for his death. Natalya Magnitskaya has avoided public attention since her only child, Sergei L. Magnitsky, died in pre-trial detention. Working for an American law firm in Moscow, he had uncovered a ...
Lawyer frustrated by slow Morcombe case
The lawyer for the man accused of the murder of Daniel Morcombe is frustrated by delays in the case.
Attorney for Accused CSP Trooper Claims Statements are Invalid
A defense attorney claims statements made by a Colorado State Patrol trooper indicted in the death of an unarmed Redlands man are invalid.
Lawyer frustrated by slow Morcombe case
The lawyer for the man accused of murdering Daniel Morcombe says he is frustrated by delays in the case.
Lawyer frustrated by Morcombe delays
The lawyer for the man accused of murdering Daniel Morcombe says he is frustrated by delays in the case.
‘Stay-at-home lawyer’ enjoys flexible schedule
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State attorney general wants judge to drop discrimination lawsuit against Lakeland
Ohio Attorney General Michael DeWine is asking a federal judge to dismiss a $4 million racial discrimination lawsuit against Lakeland Community College.
YOUR HEALTH: Power-of-attorney privileges sometimes misused
Q: How can a person get power of attorney over another person's finances without telling relatives?
Attorney tied to Thomas' RICO suit may face sanctions
During opening statements in a hearing that could lead to disciplinary sanctions for former Deputy Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Alexander, Alexander's lawyer repeatedly asked why his client was charged with ethical violations tied to a civil racketeering suit while others who worked on the suit were not.
Talk to My Lawyer wins final stakes race of meet at Emerald Downs
Talk to My Lawyer eeked out the first win of her career in Sunday's $65,000 Gottstein Futurity, guided by a jockey who knows plenty about...
Attorney-general decides not to appeal Pojaman's acquittal ruling
Attorney-General Julasing Wasantasing Monday decided not to to seek a cancellation of the appellate verdict on the tax-evasion case involving Pojaman na Pombejra, ex-wife of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.