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Family of Slain Belfast Lawyer Condemns UK Premier
Family of assassinated Belfast lawyer denounces British prime minister, accuses him of cruelty
N.C. Attorney General names new consumer protection chief
RALEIGH -- Attorney General Roy Cooper has named a new director to lead state efforts to protect North Carolina consumers from scams, frauds and unfair business practices. Kevin Anderson will serve as Senior Deputy Attorney General of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division. read more
US Attorney Says Prescription Drug Abuse Is Epidemic In WNY
DEA joins US Attorney to shed more light on drug abuse, invites former Buffalo Police Chief, now the US Drug Czar to speak.
Glory to God Ministries 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 Murdered Belfast Lawyer Condemns UK Premier
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.
Memphis teen's lawyer says boy doesn't comprehend
The lawyer representing a Memphis teenager charged with fatally stabbing his school principal expressed serious doubts Friday about his client's ability to understand the legal process ahead of him in adult court.
RI suspends lawyer after he disobeys court order
Rhode Island officials have temporarily suspended a Johnston attorney from practicing law after they say he failed to comply with court conditions while he was under investigation for possible misconduct.
US Attorney: New York City’s Taxis Violate Disabilities Act
The U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan says the lack of wheelchair-accessible taxis in New York City violates the Americans With Disabilities Act. It urged a federal judge to force the city to address the problem quickly.
District Attorney won't file charges in De Anza case
District Attorney Jeff Rosen reached the same conclusion as his predecessor regarding a teenage girl's allegation that she was gang raped by a group of former De Anza College baseball players and one other man in 2007.
Iowa Supreme Court suspends Cedar Rapids lawyer’s license for 30 days
The Iowa Supreme Court suspended a Cedar Rapids lawyer Friday from practicing law for 30 days because he violated the rules of professional conduct. Thomas Ochs repeatedly missed deadlines for filings in probate, estate, conservatorships and guardianships over the past eight years, according to the ruling. Two of the cases were left open for more [...]
District Attorney won't file charges in De Anza case
District Attorney Jeff Rosen reached the same conclusion as his predecessor regarding a teenage girl's allegation that she was gang raped by a group of former De Anza College baseball players and one other man in 2007.
Colorado Attorney General Wants To Stop "Get Rich Quick" Ads
Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Firday that his office and the Federal Trade Commission have obtained a court order barring Westminister-based Dalbey Education Institute from airing misleading infomercials.
District Attorney won't file charges in De Anza case
District Attorney Jeff Rosen reached the same conclusion as his predecessor regarding a teenage girl's allegation that she was gang raped by a group of former De Anza College baseball players and one other man in 2007.
Attorney: Settlement in Hogan accident case apparently "appallingly low"
By Rita Farlow, Times Staff Writer Friday, October 14, 2011 CLEARWATER — Details about the financial settlement reached between Hulk Hogan and John Graziano, who was critically injured in a 2007 street racing accident while riding with Hogan's son, Nick, were revealed Friday in a newly filed court document. In a deposition for her pending divorce, John's mother, Debra Graziano, said she believes ...
Walsh attorney hopes pretrial conference will resolve child support suit
A Cook County Judge sets a pre-trial conference for the child-support suit involving Rep. Joe Walsh and his e-wife, Laura Walsh. The Congressman's attorneys hope to reach a settlement before trial, but Laura Walsh's lawyers are skeptical.
Defense lawyer tells judge he knew last May that Jackson could not have swallowed propofol
LOS ANGELES — A defense lawyer has disclosed in court that he knew months before trial that a key theory that Michael Jackson drank propofol would have to be abandoned. Defense attorney J. Michael Flanagan made the statement in court Friday without the jury present in the case against Dr. Conrad Murray. Read full article >>
Ex-City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo tapped to head county medical association
Former Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo was named today as chief executive officer of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, which cited his litigation, public policy and economic development experience.
Defence lawyer tells judge he knew last May that Jackson could not have swallowed propofol
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - A defence lawyer has disclosed in court that he knew months before trial that a key theory that Michael Jackson drank propofol would have to be abandoned.
U.S. suspect held in Aruba hires new lead attorney
A Maryland man being held in Aruba in the disappearance of an American woman there has retained criminal defense attorney Chris Lejuez, the attorney said Friday.
Defense attorney says California salon shooting suspect needs anti-psychotic medications
SANTA ANA, Calif. — The attorney for the suspect in the Seal Beach, Calif., hair salon massacre has told a judge his client needs anti-psychotic medications and is not getting them in jail. Defendant Scott Dekraai made his first appearance in Orange County Superior Court on Friday but his arraignment on eight counts of murder and one count of attempted murder was continued to Nov. 29. Read full ...
Defence attorney says California salon shooting suspect needs anti-psychotic medications
SANTA ANA, Calif. - The attorney for the suspect in a California hair salon massacre has told a judge his client needs anti-psychotic medications and is not getting them in jail.
Attorney: Salon suspect needs anti-psychotic meds
The attorney for the suspect in a California hair salon massacre has told a judge his client needs anti-psychotic medications and is not getting them in jail.
Attorney: Tony Smith's fliers were a 'public service'
York, PA - York City Councilwoman Toni Smith didn't break the law when she contributed more than $900 toward fliers attacking a fellow candidate in the May primary, her defense attorney said Friday.
County Attorney calls for changes in CPS
County Attorney Bill Montgomery says Arizona should focus more aggressively on child safety and criminal prosecution and move away from a system that seems to prioritize keeping families together.
Attorney: Seal Beach Suspect Needs Meds
The attorney for the suspect in the Seal Beach beauty salon massacre has told a judge his client needs medications and is not getting them in jail.
Kanawha lawyer challenges House redistricting plan
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Kanawha County lawyer has filed the first of several expected legal challenges targeting the results of West Virginia’s recent redistricting process.  
Attorney: Salon suspect needs medications
The attorney for the suspect in the Seal Beach, Calif., hair salon massacre has told a judge his client needs medications and is not getting them in jail.
Cellini Attorney Grills Witness Levine
A defense attorney has closed out a week of testimony at the trial of an Illinois powerbroker accused of conspiring to shake down the producer of "Million Dollar Baby" by grilling the government's star witness.
Lawyer questions why no arrest has been made in Hernando hit-and-run
By John Woodrow Cox, Times Staff Writer Friday, October 14, 2011 Stanley Barnes, left, poses with his grandson Malachy and son, Vincent, who was killed on his bicycle in a hit-and-run in April. BROOKSVILLE — On a warm Sunday in April, Stanley Barnes lay bleeding on the side of U.S. 19. His bicycle was twisted and gnarled and smashed into pieces around him. A tire track was stamped across the ...
Attorney General offers advice to oil customers
With federal officials expecting exceedingly high oil prices this year, Attorney General Martha Coakley’s Office issued the following information to help people be educated consumers and protect themselves.
California Attorney General Announces the State’s Withdrawal from Settlement Talks with Banks and Promises Further ...
Attorney General Kamala Harris’s decision to withdraw California from the talks is a welcome development to distressed homeowners and their advocates, such as UFAN.Roseville, California (PRWEB) October 14, 2011 California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced last week that California would pull out of settlement talks that would have released some of the country’s major banks from liability ...
California Attorney General Announces the State’s Withdrawal from Settlement Talks with Banks and Promises Further ...
Attorney General Kamala Harris’s decision to withdraw California from the talks is a welcome development to distressed homeowners and their advocates, such as UFAN. (PRWeb October 14, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20
Suspended lawyer vows to fight move by solicitors’ body
A Londonderry lawyer has vowed to fight for her career after she was suspended from practice. Related Stories PSNI concern over El Divino nightclub at ‘volatile’ interface DUP man suspended over bomb charges Finucanes’ furious attack on ‘scampering’ David Cameron The loyalist parade that cost a ‘shocking’ £70,000 to police Quit whining or just quit, BBC boss tells Ulster staff
Lawyer hopes online game teaches kids good habits, responsibility
Lawyer hopes online game teaches kids good habits, responsibility
Lawyer challenges redrawn W.Va. lines
A Kanawha County lawyer has filed the first of several expected legal challenges targeting the results of West Virginia’s recent redistricting process.
Attorney general OKs immigrant services settlement
A local businesswoman agreed to pay $25,000 in fines this week after the state attorney general said she offered advice to immigrants without legal certification, the agency said Friday.
One-time colleagues remember Syracuse lawyer Ed Gerber as a consummate professional
A one-time assistant district attorney, Gerber spent most of his legal career as a criminal defense lawyer. He defended several of the people prosecuted along with former Mayor Lee Alexander on corruption and bribery charges.
Attorney involved in Watergate represented El Monte Transit Village developers in deposition
EL MONTE - Convicted Watergate conspirator Donald Segretti, a bankruptcy attorney, represented failed El Monte developers in legal proceedings earlier this year.
Attorney: Medina shooting case still under review
The case of the shooting death of a standout Garden City High School wrestler remains under review by the Finney County Attorney's Office.
Ex-Erap lawyer to practice again
The Supreme Court has recalled its order suspending Allan Paguia, who served as lawyer of deposed President Joseph Estrada during the plunder trial, after he accused the 15-member bench of political partisanship when they swore into power former President Gloria Arroyo during the EDSA II revolt in 2001.
Fisbourne naval lawyer honoured for work in Afghan operations
A naval lawyer who spent six months in Afghanistan advising senior commanders and fighting units has been recognised with a Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service.
District attorney asks for review in police rape case
FARMINGTON — The District Attorney's Office is seeking an independent review of rape accusations levied against a Farmington police sergeant.
Lawyer for Jackson doctor says key tactic dropped
Dr. Conrad Murray's attorney says he knew months before the physician's trial that a theory that Michael Jackson drank a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol would have to be abandoned.
Lawyer for Jackson’s doctor says he knew in May that singer could not have swallowed propofol
LOS ANGELES — Dr. Conrad Murray’s attorney says he knew months before the physician’s trial that a theory that Michael Jackson drank a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol would have to be abandoned. Defense attorney J. Michael Flanagan made the statement Friday without the jury present. Murray, who was not in court for the hearing, has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the June ...
Lawyer for Jackson doctor says key tactic dropped
Lawyer for Jackson doctor says key tactic dropped
Conrad Murray lawyer makes statement
Dr Conrad Murray's lawyer says he abandoned a theory that Michael Jackson drank a fatal dose propofol.
Conrad Murray lawyer makes statement
Dr Conrad Murray's lawyer says he abandoned a theory that Michael Jackson drank a fatal dose propofol.
Teen's lawyer questions client's mental state
MEMPHIS — The lawyer representing a Memphis teenager charged with fatally stabbing his school principal expressed serious doubts Friday about his client's ability to understand the legal process ahead of him in adult court.
Lawyer for Michael Jackson doctor says key tactic dropped
LOS ANGELES - Dr. Conrad Murray's attorney says he knew months before the physician's trial that a theory...
Co-op trustees discuss search for hiring new attorney
Socorro Electric Cooperative's board of trustees laid the groundwork for hiring a new attorney at a special meeting on Wednesday. The plan is to finalize a job announcement at the board's next meeting on Oct. 26, review responses at its November meeting and make a decision at the December meeting so a new attorney will be in place by the end of the year.