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Co. attorney sues petition firm
Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the company that gathered a petition seeking to dissolve the Northern Kentucky Area Planning Commission of forgery. The suit claims that Andrew Chavez, his firm AZ Petition Partners and independent contractors for the firm trafficked in forged documents in order to be paid nearly $100,000 for gathering the signatures.
Attorney General rolls out online Identity Theft Prevention Toolkit
New webpage, interactive tools educate Hoosiers on America¿s fastest growing crime Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has launched an Identity Theft Prevention Toolkit and educational webpage to help Hoosiers protect themselves from becoming identity theft victims, detect the crime and restore their reputations.
Feds say city lawyer ran a legal scam
share: digg facebook twitter Feds say city lawyer ran a legal scam HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:20 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2011 Fisch told Edilberto "Beto" Portillo, who was facing drug trafficking and money laundering charges in federal court in Houston, that ...
Feds say Houston lawyer bilked more than $1 million
share: digg facebook twitter Feds say Houston lawyer bilked more than $1 million HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:13 p.m., Friday, October 28, 2011 Abraham Moses Fisch and Lloyd Glen Williams were arrested this week and accused of running an elaborate scheme that duped ...
Stow's Attorney Responds to Dodgers Complaint
An attorney for Bryan Stow’s family responded, not so kindly, after the Los Angeles Dodgers’ representation insinuated that the Giants fan was partly to blame for the parking lot beating that left him in a... Photo Credit: support4bryanstow.com
Cops allege Calgary lawyer fled Checkstop in reverse
The Calgary lawyer who allegedly fled a Checkstop by speeding away in reverse had “a thousand-mile stare” when cops caught up to him, court heard Friday.
Dodgers' attorney says Stow may be partly to blame for beating
Lawyer notes the victim's blood-alcohol level and says the suit by his family wrongly charges the team for being 100% responsible for attack. An attorney representing the Los Angeles Dodgers said Bryan Stow might be held partially to blame for the beating that left him in a coma, saying that the San Francisco Giants fan was intoxicated at the time.
High court lets suspension stand for lawyer who obtained Kwame Kilpatrick text messages
The Michigan Supreme Court refused to lengthen whistle-blower lawyer Mike Stefani's 30-day suspension for ignoring a court order in obtaining the text messages that lead to the resignation of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.
State attorney general takes over Nodine case
FOLEY, Alabama — Former Baldwin County district attorney David Whetstone has been asked by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to serve as lead prosecutor in the Steve Nodine case.
Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano won't be charged, his attorney says
The attorney representing Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano in an FBI investigation of county government predicted Ficano won't be charged with criminal wrongdoing.
Lawyer for accused NYPD cop Jose Ramos mocks Bronx prosecutors
The lawyer for the Bronx cop at the center of the ticket-fixing scandal mocked prosecutors yesterday as 16 officers pleaded not guilty in the probe. "This is it?" asked a cocky John Sandleitner before Officer Jose Ramos was jailed on $500,000 cash bail.
Attorney applies for "Occupy Denver" trademark
A trade-name claim filed Thursday to lock down rights to the phrase "Occupy Denver" didn't come from movement organizers but from the address of a law firm run by a prominent supporter of Gov. John Hickenlooper and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
Lawyer Says $12M Verdict Reasonable
Evidence Indicated Progressive Altered Computer Records
Marblehead attorney found liable in foreclosure scheme
BOSTON - A Marblehead real estate attorney has been found liable for his involvement in a foreclosure rescue scheme that victimized distressed homeowners facing foreclosure and is now banned from acting as a closing attorney or title agent in any real estate transaction in Massachusetts, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced in a press release Friday.
Judge ousts Arizona attorney general from redistricting case
Tom Horne can't press case against commission because of a conflict of interest, ruling says.
Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano won't be charged, his attorney says
The attorney representing Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano in an FBI investigation of county government predicted Ficano won't be charged with criminal wrongdoing.
Attorney cuts out GOP clients over fee cap bill
MADISON An attorney known as the countrys king of lemon law litigation said Friday that he will no longer represent Wisconsin Republicans because hes disgusted with a bill that would cap lawyer fees.
Attorney liable in mortgage fraud
MARBLEHEAD — A suspended Marblehead attorney has been ordered to pay a $70,000 civil penalty and barred from working as a closing attorney or title agent in any real estate transaction, as a result of his role in a fraudulent foreclosure "rescue" scheme, the attorney general's office announced yesterday.
Cuper denies involvement in match-fixing scandal
A lawyer for Hector Cuper says the Racing Santander coach had no involvement in an Italian match-fixing scandal in 2006-07 following a request from Naples prosecutors to question his client. The prosecutors sent a letter of request on Friday to Spanish authorities seeking permission to question Cuper, who is alleged to have given information to a group of bettors about two Spanish league games ...
KC lawyer confirms she's out of Lisa Irwin case
Cyndy Short did not explain why she left the case. Lisa’s parents continue to be represented by New York lawyer Joe Tacopina, who declined to comment Friday.
Hasan Ali seriously ill, says lawyer; jailor says he is fine
The lawyer of Hasan Ali Khan, currently lodged in Arthur Road Jail in a money laundering case, on Saturday said the Pune-based stud farm owner has suffered a paralytic attack. "I had gone to jail to take his signature on a petition when I found that his right leg and hand were not functioning. Khan says he suffered a paralytic attack. Strangely, the doctors in the jail have administered an ...
Lawyer: Judge overstepped authority in Clairton man's case
An attorney for a Clairton man said on Friday that Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel violated his client's free speech rights when she jailed him and voided his plea deal in a criminal case after the man made a disparaging remark in court.
Attorney General Eric Holder to Testify on Fast and Furious
Attorney General Eric Holder will appear before the House Judiciary Committee regarding "Fast and Furious," in a hearing that will take place Dec. 8.
Cuper denies involvement in match-fix scandal
NAPLES, Italy (AP) -- A lawyer for Hector Cuper says the Racing Santander coach had no involvement in an Italian match-fixing scandal in 2006-07 following a request from Naples prosecutors to question his client.
Stow's Attorney Responds to Dodgers Complaint
An attorney for Bryan Stow’s family responded, not so kindly, after the Los Angeles Dodgers’ representation insinuated that the Giants fan was partly to blame for the parking lot beating that left him in a... Photo Credit: support4bryanstow.com
New city attorney has utility experience
The city greeted its new attorney earlier this week, William H. Patton, who replaces Jack Johnson.
Microsoft attorney outlines Android patent tactics
It takes flowcharts to keep track of all the mobile patent lawsuits under way. Apple sued HTC, while Kodak sued Apple, Samsung and Sony. RIM filed suit against Kodak and Motorola. And what are called nonpracticing...
Top 'lemon lawyer' won't serve Republicans
An attorney known as the country's king of lemon law litigation said Friday that he will no longer represent Wisconsin Republicans because he's disgusted with a bill working its way through the Legislature that would cap lawyer fees.
Lawyer: System failed completely with Leo Kwaske
Citizen Patriot file photoLeo Kwaske stood mute at his arraignment in front of District Judge R. Darryl Mazur.Three times, people petitioned the court to have Leo Kwaske treated against his will.Three times, the court ordered Kwaske to undergo psychiatric treatment,...
Lawyer: 'Allegations are baseless'
The so-called Hollywood Hacker faces online stalking complaints, but his lawyer called the allegations baseless.
North Georgia district attorney McManus plans to retire
Kermit McManus, Conasauga Judicial Circuit district attorney, announced he will retire in January, only four months before candidates in the 2012 race can file to run.
State attorney general takes over Nodine case
FOLEY, Alabama — Former Baldwin County district attorney David Whetstone has been asked by the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to serve as lead prosecutor in the Steve Nodine case.
Former attorney to be sentenced
On Friday, Oct. 21, former local attorney Edward Coleman “E.C.” Green, 70, of Denison pleaded guilty to three felony charges in the 15th District Court.
Honors: Lawyer recognized for work
Best Lawyers, a peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named W. Michael Adams as the Shreveport Best Lawyers Litigation - Environmental Lawyer of the Year for 2012. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored. Adams' practice includes multijurisdictional litigation concerning a variety of civil issues, including, toxic torts, natural resources, product ...
Microsoft attorney outlines Android patent tactics
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Lexington lawyer arrested, accused of threatening a teen via phone
A Lexington lawyer who was accused of trying to run over a woman with his car several months ago was
Attorney plans court opposition over Fairbanks borough's redistricting lawsuit withdrawal
FAIRBANKS — The attorney representing two Fairbanks-area men in a lawsuit against the Alaska Redistricting Board has indicated he plans to file opposition to the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s requ...
Attorney: Police are 'going rogue' in teenage drinking investigation
The attorney for a Hartland Consolidated Schools principal and her husband who are accused of hosting an underage drinking party is questioning the integrity of the Argentine Township police's investigation.
Not enough evidence against Butt, Asif, says lawyer
Lawyer Aftab Gul, who represented Salman Butt in the ICC spot-fixing hearings, believes that the crown court in London does not have enough evidence to give an adverse decision against the banned Pakistan captain and pacer Muhammad Asif.
Liu Hires Ex-Attorney General to Review His Campaign Finances
City Comptroller John C. Liu, a Democrat who is considering a run for mayor in 2013, initially brushed aside suggestions that he ask an outsider to investigate possible irregularities, saying that such a process might be too costly. But he he evidently changed his mind and appointed Robert Abrams.
Egypt military detains activist over clashes: lawyer
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian military prosecutors ordered an activist be detained on Sunday for 15 days and another bailed pending investigations into accusations they incited violence, a move rights groups say is part of a crackdown by the ruling army on dissent.
Hasan Ali suffers stroke, to seek bail: Lawyer
Alleged money launderer and tax evader Hasan Ali Khan suffered a stroke followed by a paralytic attack in jail but was not hospitalised, his lawyer said, adding he will move Supreme Court for bail Monday.
Lawyer questions Cebu coal ash landfill
CEBU CITY -- An environmental protection advocate called the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) decision to allow the use of a secured landfill facility in a beachfront property in Naga City “a contemptuous act.”Coal ash, waste generated by coal-fired power plants, is best entombed than disposed of in a landfill or recycled, said lawyer Benjamin Cabrido.Cabrido represents ...
Environment lawyer questions coal ash landfill in Cebu property
CEBU CITY -- An environmental protection advocate called the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) decision to allow the use of a secured landfill facility in a beachfront property in Naga City “a contemptuous act.” Coal ash, waste generated by coal-fired power plants, is best entombed than disposed of in a landfill or recycled, said lawyer Benjamin Cabrido. read more
Former Lawyer in Missing Missouri Baby Case To Speak
(AP) - A former lawyer for the Kansas City family of a missing baby says she will keep working to find the child.
Former lawyer in Lisa Irwin case to speak
A former lawyer for the Kansas City family of a missing baby says she will keep working to find the child.
Attorney vows to keep looking for missing Kansas City baby
KANSAS CITY, Mo (Reuters) - A former attorney for the parents of missing 11-month-old Lisa Irwin vowed on Sunday to keep looking for the child, even though the attorney is no longer on the case.
Bosnia U.S. embassy attacker says he acted alone: lawyer
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - A gunman who opened fire with an assault rifle on the U.S. embassy in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo Friday said he had acted alone, his lawyer said on Sunday.
Environment lawyer questions coal ash landfill in Cebu property
CEBU CITY -- An environmental protection advocate called the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) decision to allow the use of a secured landfill facility in a beachfront property in Naga City “a contemptuous act.” Coal ash, waste generated by coal-fired power plants, is best entombed than disposed of in a landfill or recycled, said lawyer Benjamin Cabrido. read more
Attorney to challenge Fairbanks borough's withdrawal from redistricting suit
FAIRBANKS — The attorney representing two Fairbanks-area men in a lawsuit against the Alaska Redistricting Board has indicated he plans to file opposition to the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s requ...