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Union attorney: Prison-privatization order rushed through session
By Bill Cotterell Florida Capital Bureau -- An attorney for the union representing state prison employees told a judge today that powerful legislators rushed a massive prison-privatization order through the 2011 session without public hearings or any analysis of its cost or impact on Florida government.
Lawyer Says Amanda Knox 'Crucified' in Media
PERUGIA, Italy – A defense lawyer argued Thursday that Amanda Knox was an innocent girl "crucified" in the media, as a judge said the highly anticipated verdict in the appeals trial of the American student convicted of murdering her roommate would come Monday.
UPDATE:The Lawyer, Judge, Financial Wizard's Tranche Trading Platform Deal
At long last, the saga of lawyer Rosenberg, his tranche, and his fraud seem to have finally come to a tortured end.
Lawyer hopes Iran Christian pastor will be freed
The lawyer for Yusef Nadarkhani, an Iranian pastor facing the death sentence for converting from Islam, has said he is "optimistic" that the final verdict could see his client set free.
$27 million TARP lawyer fees not documented well -- watchdog
Treasury paid five law firms more than $27 million in fees to create contracts governing the TARP bailout of Wall Street banks, but law firms did a poor job of explaining what they did with the money, a watchdog said.
Knox trial: Defence lawyer says in final arguments she's victim of 'tragic judicial case'
PERUGIA, Italy - An Italian defence lawyer argued Thursday that Amanda Knox is an innocent girl "crucified" in the media and wrongly convicted of killing her roommate, urging an appeals court not to be afraid to correct a mistake.
Knox Lawyer: 'Don't Jail Two Innocents'
Jailed Amanda Knox's lawyer has urged the judge and jury in her appeal case to "not jail two innocents" as he began his summing up.
Aiken County lawyer arrested on drug charges
A local lawyer has been arrested on drug charges and accused of trying to influence a witness.
Attorney encouraged by draft order in Robinson Farms case
MANATEE -- The attorney for a group of residents challenging a Robinson Farms land-use decision today said he was “encouraged” to see a draft order of dismissal on the Tuesday agenda of the state Administration Commission.
U.S. Attorney files indictment in MCLB drug bust
United States Attorney Michael J. Moore is holding a press conference regarding filing an indictment for the recent drug bust.
Lawyer hopes Iran death term pastor will be freed
The lawyer for Yusef Nadarkhani, an Iranian pastor facing the death sentence for converting from Islam, told AFP on Thursday he is "optimistic" that the final verdict could see his client set free.
Attorney general denies bias in Pojaman ruling
The attorney-general yesterday defended his office against suspicions of political bias after the public prosecutors' decision not to bring before the Supreme Court a tax-evasion case against fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's ex-wife and her brother.
Lawyer: Queens Mom, Daughter Facing Deportation To Bangledesh Can Stay For Now
Supporters cheered as the lawyer for Nazim Habib and her 19-year-old daughter Nadia announced that an immigration judge would review their case.
Amanda Knox lawyer urges 'absolving' her of murder
American student Amanda Knox is an innocent victim who was wrongly convicted of killing her British roommate in a "tragic judicial case," her defence lawyer told the appeal trial in closing arguments in Italy.
Lawyer: Amanda Knox 'crucified' in media
PERUGIA, Italy, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A lawyer for U.S. student Amanda Knox, appealing a murder conviction for her roommate's death in Italy, said Thursday she has been "crucified" in the media.
NOW chapter honors Phoenix attorney
Attorney Dianne Post of central Phoenix is the recipient of the Golden Apple Award for advancing the cause of women.
Stamford attorney released from prison
STAMFORD -- Mickey Sherman , the celebrity attorney convicted of failing to pay hundreds of thousand in taxes last summer, was released from federal prison last week to a half-way house in Hartford, his lawyer said Thursday.
Amanda Knox has been hit by a 'tsunami': lawyer
Amanda Knox's lawyer went into rhetorical overdrive Thursday as he tried to convince an Italian appeals court that the sexy student was wrongly convicted of killing her roommate.
Lawyer: Banana tosser at NHL game 'mortified'
The lawyer for a man accused of throwing a banana at a black NHL player says his client deeply regrets what he did and had no idea his actions could be seen as racist. Lawyer Faisal Joseph says Chris Moorhouse was caught up in the drama of a tense game featuring his favorite hockey team and threw the banana at the Philadelphia Flyers' Wayne Simmonds in hopes of preventing the winning goal.
From attorney general to radio master
GRANGER — Long and winding are the roads that led former Mexico Attorney General Jorge Madrazo Cuellar to supervise Radio KDNA in the Lower Yakima Valley. “In terms of stress on the job, it’s a world of difference,” Madrazo said. “As attorney general, I didn’t know if my enemy was in front of me or behind me. I didn’t know who was ready to betray me.”
Lawyer: Banana tosser at NHL game ‘mortified’ by actions, unaware of racist overtones
TORONTO — The lawyer for a man accused of throwing a banana at a black NHL player says his client deeply regrets what he did and had no idea his actions could be seen as racist. Lawyer Faisal Joseph says Chris Moorhouse was caught up in the drama of a tense game featuring his favorite hockey team and threw the banana at the Philadelphia Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds in hopes of preventing the winning ...
Stamford attorney released from prison
STAMFORD -- Mickey Sherman , the celebrity attorney convicted of failing to pay hundreds of thousand in taxes last summer, was released from federal prison last week to a half-way house in Hartford, his lawyer said Thursday.
Lawyer says banana incident fan is remorseful
TORONTO (AP) -- The lawyer for a man accused of throwing a banana at a black NHL player says his client deeply regrets what he did and had no idea his actions could be seen as racist.
D.A.asks for help from Attorney General's office with Leland police investigation
David said in the statement that on Sept. 23 he asked the Attorney General's office to look into the matter. He said the decision was preemptive.
Lawyer: Banana Tosser at N.H.L. Game ‘Mortified’
The lawyer for a man who threw a banana at a black NHL player says his client deeply regrets what he did and had no idea his actions could be seen as racist.
Lawyer says man remorseful over banana toss
The lawyer for a man accused of throwing a banana at a black NHL player says his client deeply regrets what he did and had no idea his actions could be seen as racist.
Lawyer for freed American hikers says Iranian security forces detained him
The Iranian attorney for two American hikers released last week said Thursday he was briefly detained by security forces following a raid on his home.
Lawyer: Banana tosser 'mortified,' had no racist intent
The lawyer for a man accused of throwing a banana at a black NHL player says his client deeply regrets what he did and had no idea his actions could be seen as racist.
North Miami mayor tries to oust city attorney
North Miami’s city attorney escaped an attempt to fire her at a council meeting, but the mayor vowed he will bring the matter back up at an upcoming meeting.
Attorney gets year in jail on child abuse charge
Russell Flint Crump, 39, plead no contest to a child abuse charge and was sentenced to one year in jail.
Attorney Harrisburg City Council hired to protect city from takeover says solicitor's memo "means nothing"
The attorney Harrisburg City Council hired to protect the city from a state takeover said acting city solicitor Jason Hess’ attempt to stop his hire “means nothing.”
Lawyer: Banana tosser at NHL game 'mortified'
The lawyer for a man who threw a banana at a black NHL player says his client deeply regrets what he did and had no idea his actions could be seen as racist.
Skakel lawyer leaves NY prison for halfway house
An attorney who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial has been released from a New York prison after serving about six months for failing to pay more than $400,000 income taxes.
CT attorney released to halfway house
An attorney who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial has been released from a New York prison to a Connecticut halfway house after serving about six months for failing to pay more than $400,000 income taxes.
Houston lawyer who represented Jeffs charged with cocaine possession
share: digg facebook twitter A criminal defense lawyer who represented polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, convicted killer Clara Harris and clients accused of drug crimes has been charged with possession of cocaine, according to court records. Court records include subpoenas for surveillance camera footage on the night of the incident from businesses near the intersection of Washington and ...
Ex-Skakel attorney released to Conn. halfway house
An attorney who represented Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel in his murder trial has been released from a New York prison to a Connecticut halfway house after serving about six months for failing to pay more than $400,000 income taxes.
Attorney for Transvaginal Mesh Patients Responds to Claims That His Fees Are Too Low
Phoenix Attorney Van O’Steen today defended his firm’s practice of charging only a one-third contingent fee for representing clients who have been harmed by transvaginal surgical mesh implants to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI). O’Steen issued a statement in response to some other attorneys whose fees tend to be higher than O’Steen & Harrison, PLC. Some ...
Lawyer: CEO used company money
Court filing says records show Slate Belt loan agency officers paid personal expenses. A lawyer suing a Slate Belt loan agency for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme says in a court filing that bank records show its officers may have used corporate funds to pay personal expenses.
Food-Borne Illness Attorney: Top Foods to Avoid
There are just some foods that Bill Marler won’t eat. As one of the leading attorneys in the country for food-borne illness lawsuits, he is representing several people infected with listeria after consuming tainted cantaloupe from Colorado’s Jensen Farms. Given that, it’s understandable why he’s...
The Case for Hiring a Lawyer - Getting Started
In New York City, home buyers like to have a lawyer to represent them throughout the transaction. Real estate agents say this is only wise.
Lawyer: Banana tosser at Red Wings-Flyers exhibition game 'mortified'
The lawyer for a man who threw a banana at a black NHL player says his client deeply regrets what he did and had no idea his actions could be seen as racist.
Attorney general denies bias in Pojaman ruling
The attorney-general yesterday defended his office against suspicions of political bias after the public prosecutors' decision not to bring before the Supreme Court a tax-evasion case against fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's ex-wife and her brother.
Lawyer: Banana Tosser At Red Wings Game 'Mortified'
The lawyer for a man who threw a banana at a black NHL player says his client deeply regrets what he did and had no idea his actions could be seen as racist.
Knox "crucified" in murder case, lawyer says
PERUGIA, Italy (Reuters) - American student Amanda Knox was a naive young woman publicly "crucified" and "impaled" to justify wrongly imprisoning her for murder, her lawyer told an Italian court on Thursday.
Attorney General: State Fair tort claim total reaches 45
Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said Thursday that 24 additional tort claims have been filed in the deadly stage collapse. More legal action is being taken in response to the tragedy at the State Fair.
For Eric Schneiderman, New York Attorney General, Some Notice
New York’s attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman, is less anonymous since objecting to a potential $20 billion deal to end a lawsuit against banks.
Lawyer who represented polygamist charged with cocaine possession
share: digg facebook twitter A criminal defense lawyer who represented polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, convicted killer Clara Harris and clients accused of drug crimes has been charged with possession of cocaine, according to court records. Court records include subpoenas for surveillance camera footage on the night of the incident from businesses near the intersection of Washington and ...
Stamford attorney released from prison
STAMFORD -- Mickey Sherman , the celebrity attorney convicted of failing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes last summer, was released from federal prison last week to a halfway house in Hartford, his lawyer said.
Citizens’ attorney encouraged by order in Robinson Farms case
MANATEE -- The attorney for residents challenging a Robinson Farms land-use decision said Thursday he is “encouraged” to see a draft order of dismissal on the Tuesday agenda of the state Administration Commission.
Lawyer goes to bat for Madoff victims
Trustee Irving Picard issued statements saying a judge's decision to dismiss most of his $1 billion lawsuit against the owners of the Mets has forced Picard to delay his first payments to victims of Madoff's massive Ponzi scheme. But New York attorney Hel.