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District Attorney's Office Files Charges In CSUB Hazing
District Attorney's Office Files Charges In CSUB Student Hazing
Parents who allegedly took 8 kids being strong-armed into giving up rights, lawyer says
A lawyer for a couple accused of busting their eight kids out of a Queens foster home said they are being strong-armed by prosecutors into giving up their parental rights. Shanel Nadal, 27, and Nephra Payne, 34, are scheduled to be arraigned today on kidnapping and child endangerment charges two...
Lawyer: Spokane officer's use of force appropriate
The defense attorney for Spokane police Officer Karl Thompson says the officer's use of force was appropriate in the 2006 death of a man in convenience store.
Lawyer says profession helps her write novels
TOKYO, Oct 13 (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.
Lawyer says profession helps her write novels
TOKYO, Oct 13 (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.
Harrisburg attorney defends bankruptcy filing
NEW YORK (Reuters) - One day after Pennsylvania's state capital filed for bankruptcy, the city lawyer handling the case defended against allegations the move was illegal.
Attorney: Wal-Mart heiress regrets DWI charge
share: digg facebook twitter WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) — Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton's lawyer says she "accepts full responsibility" for a drunken driving charge that landed her in a North Texas jail last week. Attorney Dee J. Kelly says Walton was returning to her Parker County home after a birthday dinner in Fort Worth on Friday night when a state trooper pulled her over.
District attorney talks to Framingham leaders
Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone addressed workplace violence prevention as the guest speaker at this morning's meeting of  Framingham town and business leaders at Cushing Memorial Park .  
DOJ: Attorney filed false tax returns
A Cleveland attorney is accused of filing false tax returns over the course of three years, totaling more than $252,000.
Attorney General Backs Protect Our Children Act
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said she will support a proposed change in the state's video voyeurism law and has added other changes after meeting with Rep. Eric Eisnaugle of Orlando.
Panel: Suspend ex-AG Kline's law license in Kansas
A professional ethics panel recommended Thursday that former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline have his state law license suspended indefinitely over his conduct during criminal investigations of abortion providers.
Defense: Fraction of calls played in terror case
A defense attorney for one of two women accused of funneling money to the terror group al-Shabab in Somalia showed Thursday that prosecutors selected a small fraction of conversations from hundreds of hours of recorded phone calls, suggesting they cherry-picked statements that would help buttress their case.
Cop sues Will sheriff, state’s attorney over his arrest as ‘Honeybee Killer’
The Lynwood cop falsely accused last year of being the “Honeybee Killer” sued Will County’s sheriff and state’s attorney Thursday for wrongly telling the world he was a murderer.One year after his release from jail, Brian Dorian accused Sheriff Paul Kaupas and State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow of conspiracy, malicious prosecution and false arrest. He is seeking more than $1 million. Will County ...
US attorney considering going after newspaper, other media running ads for pot dispensaries
SAN DIEGO — The U.S. attorney in San Diego is contemplating expanding a federal crackdown on the medical marijuana industry by going after newspapers, radio stations and other outlets that run advertisements for California’s pot dispensaries. U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy made the comments to California Watch saying she has seen ads for medical marijuana dispensaries in newspapers and heard and seen ...
Lawyer suggests client unaware handgun under mattress
— It’s possible Brian Medeiros didn’t know about the loaded 9 mm handgun under his mattress, his lawyer argued Thursday.
India: Attack on the Lawyer Shows the Extent of Lawlessness
The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) condemns the assault upon lawyer and activist Mr. Prashant Bhushan. The incident happened yesterday, October 12, 2011 in the lawyer's chamber. The assailants claimed to belong to an allegedly fundamentalist group named ...
US attorney eyes going after media running pot ads
The chief federal prosecutor in San Diego is contemplating expanding a federal crackdown on the medical marijuana industry by going after newspapers, radio stations and other outlets that run advertisements for California's pot dispensaries, her office told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Attorney general honors fallen police officers
MONTGOMERY — Attorney General Luther Strange on Thursday honored three police officers who died in the line of duty this year.
Colorado Attorney General clears HCA's purchase of state's largest hospital system
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced late this afternoon he has approved HCA Holdings Inc.
Zully Jimenez, longtime spokeswoman for Orleans district attorney's office, dies at 77
She was the city's longest-serving chief prosecutor
Attorney: Wal-Mart heiress regrets DWI charge
A lawyer for Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton says she "accepts full responsibility" for a drunken driving charge that landed her in a North Texas jail last week.
Attorney says Wal-Mart heiress regrets DWI arrest that landed her in North Texas jail
WEATHERFORD, Texas — A lawyer for Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton says she “accepts full responsibility” for a drunken driving charge that landed her in a North Texas jail last week. Walton was returning to her Parker County home after a birthday dinner in Fort Worth on Friday night when a state trooper pulled her over, attorney Dee J. Kelly said. It was Walton’s 62nd birthday. Read full article >>
Attorney: Wal-Mart Heiress Regrets DWI Charge
Attorney says Wal-Mart heiress regrets DWI arrest that landed her in North Texas jail
Federal civil rights lawyer asks Alabama immigrants to report any problems caused by new law
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The federal government’s top civil rights lawyer is asking Alabama immigrants to report any problems caused by that state’s tough new law against illegal Immigration. The assistant U.S. attorney general in charge of civil rights, Thomas Perez, met with scores of Hispanics and others at an elementary school in Birmingham on Thursday night. Read full article >>
Cop sues Will sheriff, state’s attorney over his arrest as ‘Honeybee Killer’
The Lynwood cop falsely accused last year of being the “Honeybee Killer” sued Will County’s sheriff and state’s attorney Thursday for wrongly telling the world he was a murderer.One year after his release from jail, Brian Dorian accused Sheriff Paul Kaupas and State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow of conspiracy, malicious prosecution and false arrest. He is seeking more than $1 million. Will County ...
State Attorney General Visits Santa Barbara
California Attorney General Kamala Harris made a stop in Santa Barbara Thursday to discuss a number of topics, including the increase in mortgage fraud throughout the state.
Attorney convicted on all charges
By Carissa Marsh [email protected] Moorpark resident and former Simi Valley-based attorney Russell Takasugi was convicted of 34 felony counts last week and faces up to five years in prison for swindling the estate of an elderly client. read more
Q-C attorney sentenced to probation in mortgage fraud scheme
A Bettendorf attorney implicated in mortgage fraud scheme will serve three years of probation after admitting that he had knowledge of a crime and didn’t report it to authorities.
Attorney General's Summit
BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WIAT) – More than 600 Alabama law enforcement officers stopped working in the line of duty for the afternoon, to attend the annual Attorney General's Summit. At the top of the agenda: enforcing the immigration law, prison overcrowding, and outlawing synthetic marijuana. Alabama officers received practical information and professional training focusing on sentencing and ...
Attorney files for appeal
LEWISTOWN - The defense attorney representing a man recently convicted of first degree murder filed notice with the superior court that he intends to appeal. Brian Perry represents Charles A. Trimmer Jr., 62, of Dillsburg, who was convicted of first degree murder following a jury trial in September. Immediately following the verdict, President Judge Timothy S. Searer sentenced Trimmer to life in ...
Attorney General considers major restructuring due to budget cuts
SACRAMENTO - The California Attorney General's Office has been considering a major restructuring to make white collar and cybercrimes its priority after state budget cuts targeted units that focus on gang and drug enforcement, according to a draft strategy document obtained by The Associated Press.
Shelby County District attorney looks into tax collections
Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson firm employee suspected of misappropriating thousands of dollars by depositing checks into a personal account.
Mentally ill woman seeks lawyer to sue banks over her trust fund
Michelle Cohen, who once had $500,000 in the fund, now lives out of a van after fending off bank guardianship.
Attorney: Trustees did not break rules by attending council meeting in West Milford
When West Milford Board of Education (BOE) members addressed the Aug. 3 meeting of the Township of West Milford Council their attendance did not constitute an illegal quorum, West Milford Board of Education Attorney Joanne Butler of the firm of Schenck, Price, Smith and King LLP, of Florham Park, said at the Sept. 27 meeting of the West Milford Board of Education.
County Attorney Montgomery urges kid-first priority for CPS
Arizona should focus more aggressively on child safety and criminal prosecution and move away from a system that seems to prioritize keeping families' together over child welfare, Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery says.
Lawyer: Wash. teen who faked pregnancy as high school project gets movie, book deals
SEATTLE — Faking her pregnancy was the high school project that keeps paying off for one Washington state teenager. Gaby Rodriguez of Toppenish was 17 last April when she told a high school assembly that she’d faked her baby bump for the past six months to see how the community would react. The project earned her international headlines and appearances on morning television shows, and now she ...
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.
Attorney General considers major restructuring due to budget cuts
SACRAMENTO - The California Attorney General's Office has been considering a major restructuring to make white collar and cybercrimes its priority after state budget cuts targeted units that focus on gang and drug enforcement, according to a draft strategy document obtained by The Associated Press.
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.
Colorado attorney general approves sale of state's largest hospital system
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Thursday that he has conditionally approved HCA Holdings Inc.'s acquisition of Colorado Health Foundation's interest in the state's largest hospital system.
County Attorney Montgomery urges kid-first priority for CPS
The child's safety and criminal prosecution should trump preserving the family, Montgomery said.
California attorney general considers focus shift
SACRAMENTO -- The California attorney general's office has been considering a major restructuring to make white collar and cybercrimes its priority after state budget cuts targeted units that focus on gang and drug enforcement, according to a draft
Lawyer's Ad Seeks Aviation Victims
NY Attorney Jonathan Reiter Speculates on Bell 206 Crash A New York City attorney has placed an ad through an online PR firm, exploiting the fatal October 4 helicopter crash of a Bell 206 in the East River to solicit clients for his liability practice. The ad is an egregious example of how to use speculation to imply blame before any facts are in.
Lawyer receives service award
BINGHAMTON — The Broome County Health Department will hold its first flu clinic of the season... - 7:28 am
Lawyer files suit against county judge
A local attorney filed a lawsuit in Luzerne County Court on Wednesday alleging judicial corruption against a county senior judge and an attorney acting as his law clerk.
Attorney wants mayor held in contempt
The attorney for a city woman who won a $67,000 judgment against Mayor Tom Leighton and the city is seeking to hold Leighton in contempt of court for failing to fully answer questions regarding his assets.
US attorney eyes going after media running pot ads
The chief federal prosecutor in San Diego is contemplating expanding a federal crackdown on the medical marijuana industry by going after newspapers, radio stations and other outlets that run advertisements for California's pot dispensaries, her office told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Church still hasn't paid debt; attorney to seek foreclosure
An attorney for an unpaid contractor says he will seek foreclosure on Glory to God Ministries in Cathedral City, which has failed to honor a settlement agreement to pay $1.6 million to its creditors.
Family of assassinated Belfast lawyer denounces British prime minister, accuses him of cruelty
DUBLIN — The family at the center of one of Northern Ireland’s most bitterly disputed killings has accused British Prime Minister David Cameron of deceiving and humiliating them. The widow and two sons of slain Belfast lawyer Patrick Finucane say Cameron reneged on a promise to hold a public fact-finding inquiry into the 1989 killing. Read full article >>
Kenya: Mwingi Lawyer Says Ap Officer Wants to Kill Him
A Mwingi based lawyer claimed yesterday that he has been living in fear after an administration police officer based in Rift valley allegedly threatened him with death. Joel Kinywa Mwaniki told the Star in his Mwingi office that the death threat is filed at Mwingi police station. "I cannot take threats from a man who has easy access to firearms for granted," Kinywa said. The lawyer said he also ...