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Attorney General's office launches open meeting law lookup feature for website
In an effort to provide greater transparency and access to the office’s decisions, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today that all of the Division of Open Government’s Open Meeting Law (OML) determinations will now be available through an interactive online database.  The Open Meeting Law Determination Lookup is a new feature on the AG’s website and is part of a comprehensive effort by ...
Attorney General's office launches open meeting law lookup feature for website
In an effort to provide greater transparency and access to the office’s decisions, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today that all of the Division of Open Government’s Open Meeting Law (OML) determinations will now be available through an interactive online database.  The Open Meeting Law Determination Lookup is a new feature on the AG’s website and is part of a comprehensive effort by ...
Attorney: Airline attack suspect to plead guilty
DETROIT - The attorney for a Nigerian charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane for al-Qaida says the man will plead guilty.
Lawyer: Doc not fit for trial in hepatitis case
A defense lawyer says that the ailing doctor who owned a southern Nevada endoscopy clinic isn't fit to stand trial on felony charges stemming from a 2008 hepatitis outbreak, despite...
Top Arthur Anderson attorney leaves as litigation winds down
Arthur Andersen LLP has resolved so much of its litigation that its general counsel is returning to private practice.
Defense drops claim Jackson swallowed fatal dose
An attorney for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death dropped on Wednesday the defense claim that the superstar swallowed a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol while the doctor wasn't looking.
Lawyer beaten 'for Kashmir views'
A senior Indian lawyer is beaten up in his chambers during a TV interview after making a comment on the Kashmir dispute.
Lawyer: Inmate may not want to block execution
A lawyer for a condemned inmate says his client may not want to come back to the Tampa Bay area for a court hearing that could block his execution.
Time for Attorney General Holder to resign over Fast and Furious gun scandal?
FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty: It was curious timing for the administration to announce the details of that Iranian terror plot yesterday. The news conveniently took the focus off the growing scandal surrounding Attorney General Eric Holder and the federal gun-running operation, Fast and Furious. President Obama was reportedly briefed on this supposed terror plot back [...]
Attorney general subpoenaed in probe of botched gun operation
U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder has been subpoenaed by the Republican chairman of a House oversight committee, an escalation of the congressional investigation into the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-tracking operation.
Lawyer charged in multi-million dollar fraud
A former Streetsville lawyer has been charged with defrauding the public after a Peel Regional Police investigation revealed several people have been bilked out of close to $5 million.
Brea city attorney caught trashing mayor, residents
Sometimes it pays to know when the microphone is on. Just ask for former Assemblyman Michael Duvall, who inadvertently broadcast explicit remarks about his sexual conquests over an open microphone. The mistake cost Duvall his job. Now, the Orange County...
Fast and Furious scandal results in subpoena for Attorney General Holder
Fast and Furious scandal: A congressional investigative committee has subpoenaed US Attorney General Eric Holder and other government officials.
District Attorney Says He May Review Cases After Kansas Capital Takes Domestic Violence Law Off the Books
A district attorney in Kansas said Wednesday that his office will review all misdemeanor domestic violence cases forwarded to him by the Topeka police and determine on a case-by-case basis which ones merit pressing charges.
J&J Didn’t Warn Levaquin Riskier Than Rivals’ Antibiotics, Lawyer Argues
A Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) unit never warned users of the Levaquin antibiotic that it posed a greater risk of tendon damage than rival medications, a lawyer for two men suing the company said today.
Murray's lawyer drops propofol claim
A lawyer for Conrad Murray has dropped the claim Michael Jackson swallowed propofol when he wasn't looking.
Attorney: More retirees filing lawsuit vs. NFLPA
More former players have filed another lawsuit against the NFL Players Association, saying better retirement benefits were sacrificed so current players could keep more money. Attorney Shawn Stuckey told The Associated Press on Wednesday he filed the complaint in federal court for 19 retired players including former Chicago receiver Willie Gault and running back Hugh McElhenny, who starred for ...
Demi Moore reportedly consulting divorce lawyer about Ashton Kutcher
Demi Moore has consulted a divorce lawyer amid allegations Ashton Kutcher, her husband of six years, recently cheated on her.
Attorney Seeks Fourth Murder Trial For Widmer
Attorneys for convicted killer Ryan Widmer have filed a motion requesting a fourth trial.
Congress Subpoenas Attorney General Holder in Gun Probe
Guns used by Mexican cartels at center of issue
Attorney: New group of retirees files lawsuit vs. NFLPA over benefits
MINNEAPOLIS - More former players have filed another lawsuit against the NFL Players Association, saying better retirement benefits were sacrificed so current players could keep more money.
District attorney in Kansas to review and file Topeka domestic cases on individual basis
TOPEKA, Kan. — A district attorney in Kansas said Wednesday that his office will review all misdemeanor domestic violence cases forwarded to him by the Topeka police and determine on a case-by-case basis which ones merit pressing charges. Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor, who had announced last month that he would no longer pursue such cases, said in a statement Wednesday that he now ...
Lawyer charged in multi-million dollar fraud
A former Streetsville lawyer has been charged with defrauding the public after a Peel Regional Police investigation revealed several people have been bilked out of close to $5 million.
Murray's lawyer drops propofol claim
A lawyer for Conrad Murray has dropped the claim Michael Jackson swallowed propofol when he wasn't looking.
El Paso City Council recall lawyer admits churches helped circulate petitions
A lawyer representing a recall group admitted in court on Wednesday that churches were used to circulate petitions against Mayor John Cook and city Reps. Susie Byrd and Steve Ortega.
Attorney: Airline attack suspect to plead guilty
DETROIT - The attorney for a Nigerian charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane for al-Qaida says the man will plead guilty.
In life or death, Salt Lake attorney remains a wanted man
In life or death, Salt Lake attorney remains a wanted man By Aaron Falk The Salt Lake Tribune Published Oct 12, 2011 05:53PM MDT He billed the trip to China as an answer to his troubles. Faced with a number of civil lawsuits over unpaid loans and questionable deals, and accused of securities crimes that could have landed him in prison for 30 years, Thomas R. Blonquist promised a business deal ...
Attorney General Gansler's Securities Division Orders Casey Charles and Infinite Equity Strategies to Cease and Desist
BALTIMORE, MD - Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced that his Securities Division has issue...
U.S. Attorney Says Taxis Must Accommodate Wheelchairs
The United States attorney’s office in Manhattan issued remarks on Thursday in support of a lawsuit brought against the city by several disability rights groups.
Lawyer for murder victims' families blasts police
The lawyer for the families of the victims of serial killer Robert Pickton blasted police Tuesday for their failure to catch the killer sooner.
I-Team: Origin Of District Attorney's Investigation Into Tom Brown Revealed
In August, District Attorney Jaime Esparza said his investigation was prompted by a letter from the Texas attorney general. ABC-7 obtained the original complaint and the letter from the A.G. to Esparza's office.
Temporary contract OK’d for interim city attorney
By Kyle Jorrey [email protected] Assistant city attorney Chris Norman has been promoted as interim replacement to Amy Albano, whose last day is today. Albano announced last month that she was leaving Thousand Oaks to take the city attorney position in Burbank. She’s served as T.O.’s city attorney since January 2005. read more
Lawyer: Toys "R" Us Selling Cursing Baby Doll Set
Would you buy your kid a cursing baby doll? That's what one lawyer says Toys "R" Us stores in several states are selling, including the store in Boardman.
Attorney general candidate Simpson says ‘people are sick of corruption’
BILOXI -- Republican attorney general candidate Steve Simpson said his career has covered nearly all facets of the state’s justice system and that makes him uniquely qualified for the job.
Attorney involved in Watergate represented El Monte Transit Village developers in deposition
EL MONTE - Donald Segretti, who went to prison for his role in "dirty tricks" for the Nixon campaign, represented failed El Monte developers in legal proceedings earlier this year.
Attorney says ordinance is not ‘spot zoning’
After looking further into an ordinance that allows nursing homes to operate as a conditional use in residential zones, borough officials have determined there is nothing illegal about the code.
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.
A Sad Day for Lawyer Rosli Dahlan when the Justice was blind
DIN MERICAN I had a lunch appointment with my young friend, Lawyer Rosli Dahlan yesterday. There was a lot that I wanted to catch up with him. I have not seen him for a while to the point that I was beginning to believe what most people were saying that he was avoiding me. So, I was very happy when he agreed to meet up for lunch. Then, at 12 noon, Rosli texted me to say he was in court and would ...
Book Talk - Lawyer says profession helps her write novels
TOKYO (Reuters) - A diplomat and lawyer before fulfilling a long-held dream of writing novels, Pam Jenoff says that being a lawyer has helped her write better fiction -- even though none of her books, up to now, has set foot in a courtroom.
Book Talk: Lawyer says profession helps her write novels
TOKYO (Reuters) - A diplomat and lawyer before fulfilling a long-held dream of writing novels, Pam Jenoff says that being a lawyer has helped her write better fiction -- even though none of her books, up to now, has set foot in a courtroom.
Book Talk: Lawyer says profession helps her write novels
TOKYO (Reuters) - A diplomat and lawyer before fulfilling a long-held dream of writing novels, Pam Jenoff says that being a lawyer has helped her write better fiction -- even though none of her books, up to now, has set foot in a courtroom.
Attorney: Airline attack suspect to plead guilty
DETROIT - The attorney for a Nigerian charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound plane for al-Qaida says the man will plead guilty.
Lawyer insists 'Dudus' did not squeal
STEPHEN H Rosen, United States the attorney representing Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, yesterday accused the Observer of publishing a "false and baseless" report that his client had co-operated with US authorities.
Jackson doctor drops propofol claim
A lawyer for the doctor of Michael Jackson has dropped his defence claim that Jackson swallowed propofol.
Lawyer Gets Probation For Mortgage Scam
A Davenport attorney has been given three years of probation for his role in a fraudulent mortgage scheme.
Philly lawyer Simon has created international niche
As a criminal defense lawyer for almost four decades, Theodore Simon is convinced "no country has a monopoly on justice."
In visit to Columbus, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens talks Open Records Act
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens on Wednesday questioned the reluctance by the city of Columbus to release under the Open Records Act a contract with a local law firm suing the online travel company Expedia over lodging taxes.
Accusing Topeka of ‘grandstanding,’ district attorney says he will again prosecute domestic battery
Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor announced Wednesday that he will resume prosecuting domestic battery and other misdemeanors in Topeka, Kan., after a national outcry from domestic violence activists. Taylor announced on Sept. 8 that due to budget cuts, he would not longer prosecute Topeka's misdemeanors. Topeka city council members said they did not have [...]
Derry lawyer 'fights' suspension
A leading Londonderry-based solicitor, Hilary Carmichael,says she intends to fight a suspension by the body which regulates the profession in NI.
Attorney general sues NJ children's cancer charity; alleges donations used to buy luxury cars
A Monmouth County charity purporting to help children battling cancer allegedly used its tax-exempt status to buy millions of dollars worth of luxury cars and then exported them overseas, the Attorney General's Office said today.