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Attorney asks judge to enforce rules of Buddhist temple's board
w/video By Lisa Redmond [email protected] WOBURN -- In a courtroom packed with "upstairs'' and "downstairs'' members of a North Chelmsford Buddhist temple, lawyers for both sides of the
Attorney asks judge to enforce rules of Buddhist temple's board
w/video By Lisa Redmond [email protected] WOBURN -- In a courtroom packed with "upstairs'' and "downstairs'' members of a North Chelmsford Buddhist temple, lawyers for both sides of the
Lawyer may pay for 'irresponsible' legal tactic
A Toronto lawyer could be facing a hefty legal bill after an unusual ruling by a New Brunswick judge in the Deer Island Credit Union fraud case.
Lawyer explains why hacking victim won £425,000
The lawyer who advised News Group to pay £425,000 to Gordon Taylor said today the company was in an unprecedented position because the Professional Footballers Association chief had evidence that his phone had been hacked.
Attorney General sides with trooper in 2009 drug raid
WEST CHESTER — The state attorney general’s office will not pursue a private compliant filed by a West Whiteland man who said he was assaulted by a state police trooper during a meth lab raid, a spokesman for the office said in Common Pleas Court Tuesday.
Davis attorney objects to phone-record subpoena
An attorney for former North Carolina football coach Butch Davis is seeking to block a subpoena from media outlets pursuing Davis' personal cell phone records.
Moses appointed as new Whitley County Attorney
Above, Whitley District Judge Fred White issues the oath of office to newly appointed Whitley County Attorney Don Moses, left in front, and Assistant County Attorney Larry Conley Tuesday morning.
Former News lawyer says he knew company misled parliament
Former News Corporation lawyer who negotiated secret settlement with phone-hacking victim in 2008 tells UK lawmakers he knew the company lied to Parliament.
Convicted lawyer Aguilar disbarred
Superior Court associate judge David A. Wiseman ordered yesterday the disbarment of lawyer Danilo T. Aguilar from practicing law in CNMI courts for his conviction in Guam of two felony counts of money laundering.
Lawyer says knew hacking more widespread in 2008
LONDON (Reuters) - An external lawyer for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp told a hearing on Wednesday he did nothing when he realised the company was not telling the truth to parliament over the phone hacking scandal.
Trumbull lawyer pleads guilty in mortgage fraud
A Trumbull real estate lawyer, who dabbled in New London real estate as an investor, mortgage broker and closing agent pleaded guilty Tuesday to a wire fraud charge in a scheme federal investigators claim cost lenders more than $3.6 million.
American lawyer demands that Czech spa town pay for bonds issued in 1924
PRAGUE — An American lawyer is demanding that a Czech town pay $506 million to holders of bonds it issued nearly 90 years ago, and the nation’s government is assessing the request. Attorney Ed Fagan claims that Karlovy Vary, a spa town, issued the bonds in 1924, that they matured in 1954, but were never paid. Read full article >>
Attorney Gary to file discrimination lawsuit against town
Attorney Willie Gary’s office announced this morning that he and his Stuart legal team will file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Town of Palm Beach related to discrimination claims made by members of the police force,.
Lawyer knew MPs misled on hacking
A partner in the law firm that represents the Queen admitted today that he knew Parliament had been misled about the phone-hacking scandal but did not take any action.
WATCH: City of Windsor racist, alleges lawyer
An Ontario human rights lawyer alleges the City of Windsor has some serious issues with racism. And, he has video evidence he says proves it.
Lawyer: Student wrote rap lyrics not terror threat
A lawyer for a former Southern Illinois University student who's accused of penning a note threatening a Virginia Tech-like attack told jurors the writing was merely innocent lyrics by an aspiring rapper.
Lawyer: Student Wrote Rap Lyrics Not Terror Threat
Testimony gets under way in trial of former SIU student accused in terrorist threat case
Scranton attorney Mariani confirmed as federal judge
The Senate Wednesday voted 82-17 to approve the nomination of Scranton labor attorney Robert Mariani to be a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.
Lawyer: No Obligation To Report Phone Hacking
A top lawyer at the legal firm that represents the Queen has told MPs he was under no obligation to report suspected criminal activity to the police.
Lawyer: Student wrote rap lyrics not terror threat
A lawyer for a former Southern Illinois University student who's accused of penning a note threatening a Virginia Tech-like attack told jurors the writing was merely innocent lyrics by an aspiring rapper.
Casey Attorney: Releasing Depo Would 'Inflame' Public Opinion
Casey Anthony's civil attorney says if a video deposition of his client is released, it would only further inflame public opinion against her.
Yukon attorney chosen as new Jesus House executive director
The Jesus House, an Oklahoma City homeless shelter plagued by scandal in recent months, has a new executive director, Yukon attorney Rick Denny, who brings with him both legal experience and love of ministry to the homeless.
Attorney general raised awareness of scams
NORTH BEND -- During his term as state attorney general, John Kroger tried to advance citizens' awareness of scams.
New York lawyer bludgeons wife, shoots kids, kills self
HAWTHORNE, New York (Reuters) - A lawyer facing a divorce hearing this week bludgeoned his wife to death with a furniture leg and shot his two children in their bed before killing himself at their home in an upscale New York City suburb, police said on Wednesday.
Harrisburg goes local in tapping bankruptcy lawyer
(Reuters) - You might think the capital city of a U.S. state would tap a high-powered, national law firm to handle its bankruptcy case. But when Harrisburg, Pennsylvania filed for bankruptcy last week, it hired a one-lawyer, local shop with no bankruptcy experience.
No will, no way: lawyer says Gatti's widow, not family, deserves inheritance
MONTREAL - Without a will, there's simply no way Arturo Gatti's family can lay claim to the late boxer's fortune.
Ceglia loses main lawyer in Facebook lawsuit, for the third time
Paul Ceglia has lost his main lawyer in his legal battle against Facebook, for the third time. Jeffrey Lake said his client told him not to comply with a court order. Some time after that, Lake quit.
Attorney: Alaska lawmaker in corruption trial seeks plea deal for time served
JUNEAU, Alaska - An attorney for a former Alaska lawmaker is asking a federal judge to sentence Pete Kott to time served when he pleads guilty in a corruption case Friday. Attorney Peter Camiel, i...
Lawyer kills wife, kids and himself
LEWISBORO, N.Y., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A lawyer in a New York City suburb beat his estranged wife to death and then shot his children and himself, police said Wednesday.
Stephen Nodine retrial to be prosecuted by Attorney General's Office
The Alabama Attorney General's Office announced this afternoon that it will take over prosecution of charges in Baldwin County against former Mobile County Commissioner Stephen Nodine.
NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Asks Senators to Oppose Concealed Weapon Bill
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants Senate leaders to reject a bill that would allow concealed gun permits to be recognized across state lines.
Attorney Gary to file lawsuit against town
Attorney Willie Gary’s office announced this morning that he and his Stuart legal team will file a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the Town of Palm Beach related to discrimination claims made by members of the police force.
NY Lawyer Kills Family, Self
A Westchester County, N.Y., man bludgeoned his wife with a furniture leg and then shot his two children before killing himself, according to new information from police.
Attorney in Howard County lawsuit seeks change of venue
The attorney representing a former sheriff's office employee in her lawsuit against Howard County officials will request at a hearing Thursday that the case be moved to Boone County.
Lawyer appears for mini-putt murder suspects
The lawyer representing three teens charged with killing a Collingwood man during a game of mini-putt made a brief appearance in court in Barrie on Wednesday.[...]
Lawyer appears for mini-putt murder suspects
The lawyer representing three young men charged with killing a Collingwood man during a game of mini-putt made a brief appearance in court in Barrie on Wednesday.[...]
Attorney Gary to file discrimination suit against town
Attorney Willie Gary’s office announced Wednesday that he and his Stuart legal team will file a multimillion dollar lawsuit against the town related to discrimination claims made by members of the police force.
Attorney urges judge to drop civil case against Kane coroner
GENEVA — The attorney representing Kane County Coroner Chuck West argued Wednesday that a harassment suit filed by one his employees should be dismissed.West has been charged with felony official misconduct, accused of allowing two of his employees to take a TV from the home of a dead Carpentersville man in 2007. In a civil lawsuit, deputy chief coroner Loren Carrera said West harassed and ...
Washington lawyer Glen Nager nominated to succeed Hyler as USGA president | News | PGA.com
FAR HILLS, N.J. -- Washington attorney Glen D. Nager has been nominated to be the next president of the U.S. Golf Association. USGA presidents serve two one-year terms. Hager would succeed Jim Hyler.
Attorney General begins investigation into alleged DABC wrongdoing
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The attorney general's office is now confirming to ABC 4 that it has begun a criminal investigation into alleged wrongdoing at the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control. The DABC scandal has already led to the resignation of its two top leaders as well as to the departure of a key manager. Wednesday, a fourth name was added to that list. As new DABC Executive ...
Attorney urges judge to drop civil case against Kane coroner
GENEVA — The attorney representing Kane County Coroner Chuck West argued Wednesday that a harassment suit filed by one his employees should be dismissed.West has been charged with felony official misconduct for allegedly allowing two of his employees to take a TV from the home of a dead Carpentersville man in 2007. In a civil lawsuit, deputy chief coroner Loren Carrera said West harassed and ...
Lawyer grills FBI agent at murder trial
NEWARK — An attorney charged with plotting to murder a witness against one of his clients is assailing the FBI's investigation of the man's murder. Paul Bergrin is on trial in federal court in Newark.
Defense lawyer to challenge county prosecutor Anita Alvarez
Civil rights and criminal defense lawyer Christopher Cooper is running for Cook County state’s attorney, saying he wants to run an office just as focused on exonerating innocent people as convicting the guilty.In too many cases, Cooper said, incumbent Anita Alvarez’s office misused its discretion to charge people when the evidence just wasn’t there.“You have case after case after case where this ...
Council waives attorney-client privilege to let lawyer testify in Preston case
Lawyer can now testify about advice he gave on the contract and settlement agreement for former county administrator Joey Preston
Defense attorney 'Big Mike' was well-known around Pinellas courthouse
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Michael Barbetta, who once told a friend he weighed 650 pounds, auditioned for a TV weight-loss show but did not make the cut. Michael Barbetta had gotten so heavy that a good friend told him "this is crazy, you've got to drop a good 50 pounds." Mr. Barbetta agreed that he needed to lose weight, but the 50-pound comment made him laugh. "I weigh 650 pounds, who are you ...
Criminal defense lawyer to challenge county prosecutor Anita Alvarez
Civil rights and criminal defense lawyer Christopher Cooper is running for Cook County state’s attorney, saying he wants to run an office just as focused on exonerating innocent people as convicting the guilty.In too many cases, Cooper said, incumbent Anita Alvarez’s office misused its discretion to charge people when the evidence just wasn’t there.“You have case after case after case where this ...
FBI testimony implicates lawyer-defendant
NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A suspended lawyer accused of arranging the killing of a witness objected repeatedly as prosecutors laid out their case against him in New Jersey.
Criminal defense lawyer to challenge county prosecutor Anita Alvarez
Civil rights and criminal defense lawyer Christopher Cooper is running for Cook County state’s attorney, saying he wants to run an office just as focused on exonerating innocent people as convicting the guilty.In too many cases, Cooper said, incumbent Anita Alvarez’s office misused its discretion to charge people when the evidence just wasn’t there.“You have case after case after case where this ...
South Carolina Attorney Admitted to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Attorney Robert J. Reeves has been certified as a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.Fort Mill, SC (PRWEB) October 20, 2011 The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is pleased to announce that attorney Robert J. Reeves of Fort Mill, SC has been certified as a member. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States ...
Attorney general rules for counties in contracts query
South Dakota counties can contract with other government agencies for weed and pest control, even if a local company is able do the work, Attorney General Marty Jackley said Tuesday in a formal opinion. Under a state law, county weed and pest boards may not sell or apply pesticides or herbicides if they are "available through commercial sources." But this "does not apply when a public agency ...