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Vt. US attorney's office collects $6m in '11
The Vermont office of the United States Attorney says it helped collect about $6 million in civil penalties and criminal fines in fiscal year that just ended.
D.C.: The lawyer capital of the world
Brian Hughes Examiner Staff Writer City houses one lawyer per 12 residents, highest in nation One is probably sitting near you when you Metro into work. And eating lunch at the table next to you. And one, if not many, likely lives on your block on Capitol Hill or Georgetown. Sure, D.C. is the mecca for politicians. But it's a more clandestine army of professionals that defines the District ...
Justices Hear Arguments in Faulty-Lawyer Cases
The Supreme Court dealt with questions of how to remedy the adverse outcome of pleas made by defendants who were ill served by their lawyers.
Lawyer accused of being duped by scam
A Rotorua woman and her lawyer were duped into going to Amsterdam to claim a $US22million inheritance promised in an email scam, a court has been told.
KC-Based Attorney for Parents of Lisa Irwin Booted from Case
The Kansas City-based attorney for the parents of missing Northland baby Lisa Irwin has been removed from the case by the family's New York City-based attorney.
Northeast Florida state attorney turns to offenders to offset budget cuts
To offset the state's judiciary budget cuts, a Northeast Florida state attorney said he has gone to the wallets of those who commit the crimes.
Local lawyer aims to maintain an unofficial role in the Lisa Irwin case
Just because Cyndy Short is no longer representing Lisa Irwin’s family doesn’t mean she’s lost interest in the missing 11-month-old toddler. Short, a Kansas City lawyer who until Friday was local counsel for Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, announced Sunday that she and her firm will continue working to find Lisa.
Lawyer Conflicts, ‘Minimum Life,’ SEC Probes, China Bank Chief: Compliance
Some defense lawyers need to pay closer attention to possible conflicts of interest when they represent both companies and their employees in front of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the agency’s top enforcement official said.
This lawyer's fee - eye donation pledge
Lucknow, Oct 31 (IANS) Consulting this lawyer means supporting a social cause. For, he makes clients 'pay' a portion of his 'charges' by signing an eye donation pledge.
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 assistant AG Andrew Shirvell sues lawyer over his firing
The former Michigan assistant attorney general who stirred up a national controversy with his campaign against an openly gay University of Michigan student shot back with a lawsuit in federal court.
Former lawyer on trial for theft
A retired Rotorua lawyer has gone on trial in the Rotorua District Court on charges of fraud and theft.John David Rangitauira, 52, is on trial after pleading not guilty to four charges of obtaining by deception and a charge of theft...
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. read more
Lawyer Fred Goetz still fights for Mahdi Hassan Ali
Defending a man convicted in a headline-grabbing triple homicide might be the most high-profile case Goetz has taken since graduating from law school.
Green Lake district attorney appointed
GREEN LAKE Gov. Scott Walker has selected Outagamie County Assistant District Attorney Kyle Sargent to serve as the next district attorney for Green Lake County.
Attorney: Five lawsuits against Colchester surgeon settled
Five of six lawsuits filed by female patients against former Colchester orthopedic surgeon Joseph Abate seeking damages on claims he allegedly touched them inappropriately during physical examinations were settled this week, according to a lawyer representing the women.
Defense Lawyer Dropped in Baby Lisa Case
(Kansas City, MO) -- A Kansas City attorney, dropped last week from the Baby Lisa case, will hold a news conference later today.
Namibia: Kiiyala's Lawyer Accuses 'Sneaky' Road Fund Administration
The lawyer of the beleaguered former chief executive officer of the Road Fund Administration (RFA), Penda Kiiyala, has accused the parastatal of being sneaky and trying to change the goal posts regarding a settlement between him (Kiiyala) and the company.
Andrew Shirvell sues Chris Armstrong's attorney over firing
Former state assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell says prominent metro Detroit attorney Deborah Gordon used information she had garnered in previous cases to smear him, a move that led to his firing, a new lawsuit alleges.
Former assistant AG Andrew Shirvell sues lawyer representing Chris Armstrong
Andrew ShirvellMarissa McClain | The Michigan Daily Former assistant Michigan Attorney General Andrew Shirvell has sued the lawyer representing the gay University of Michigan student who alleges Shirvell stalked him and harassed him with posts on Facebook and a blog,......
Missing Baby Lisa Lawyers Split in Feud
Kansas City Attorney Cyndy Short Unable to Work with Joe Tacopina.
Stale debts best handled by lawyer
Q. I settled some debts through an attorney about 11 years ago. But one account slipped through the cracks, and now it's with a second collection agency. The statute of limitations in my state has long passed. I have not made any payments or agreed to pay any amounts in that time frame, so the clock has not reset on this debt. This account is no longer on my credit reports, either, yet I still ...
Lawyer Snapshot: Deena Bateh Wallace
Family: Husband, John Wallace, who is an attorney at Moseley Prichard. Pets: 1 black lab, Jack, who came with my husband.
Lawyer: UK police 'likely' had phones hacked
A lawyer for a police department whose officers investigated the 2002 disappearance of a murdered British schoolgirl whose voicemail was hacked by a tabloid most likely had their own phones hacked.
Lawyer: UK police searching for murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler likely had own phones hacked
LONDON — A lawyer for a police department whose officers investigated the 2002 disappearance of a murdered British schoolgirl whose voicemail was hacked by a tabloid most likely had their own phones hacked. Revelations this summer that journalists working for Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World hacked into the voice messages of missing Milly Dowler nine years ago set off a scandal that forced the ...
Lawyer: Murdoch paper 'likely' hacked police phones
A lawyer for a police department whose officers investigated the 2002 disappearance of a murdered British schoolgirl whose voicemail was hacked by a tabloid most likely had their own phones hacked.
Lawyer charges Catholic University with violations
WASHINGTON -- A famously litigious lawyer has filed charges against the Catholic University of America (CUA) for not providing Muslim students with prayer rooms that are free of Catholic iconography.
Attorney's mistress agrees to plead guilty in murder plot
share: digg facebook twitter Attorney's mistress agrees to plead guilty in murder plot HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:35 a.m., Monday, October 31, 2011 "Michelle Gaiser decided that Yvonne Stern should die," said Assistant Harris County District Attorney Kari Allen ...
Lawyer: UK Police 'Likely' Had Phones Hacked
Lawyer: UK police searching for murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler likely had own phones hacked
Former attorney for Lisa Irwin's parents talks about rift with NY lawyer
Kansas City attorney Cyndy Short offered more details this morning about why she would no longer be representing the parents of missing infant Lisa Irwin. Short said she learned that her services were no longer needed through media reports, not from the parents’ New York attorney, Joe Tacopina. When she contacted Lisa’s parents, Deborah Bradley and Jeremy Irwin, they told her they thought it ...
Lawyer: Woman to plead insanity in fetal abduction
The lawyer for a Milwaukee woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and trying to steal her full-term fetus says his client will enter an insanity plea this week.
KC lawyer for parents of missing girl leaves case
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The local attorney for the parents of a missing Kansas City baby says she has left the case after a disagreement with another lawyer for the couple.
Lawyer explains why she left Lisa Irwin case
The local attorney for the parents of a missing Kansas City baby says she has left the case after a disagreement with another lawyer for the couple.
Attorney Leaves Case of Missing Missouri Baby
A former attorney for the Missouri family of a baby reported missing four weeks ago said Monday she has stopped representing the parents of Lisa Irwin, but will continue to work as an advocate for the family.
Ex-Attorney: 'Tacopina And I Couldn't Work As Team'
The former attorney for the parents of missing 11-month-old Lisa Irwin said she and her team will continue to volunteer their time to help find the baby.
CAMPAIGN 2011: Race for district attorney contentious
In the Indiana County district attorney's race, one candidate is asking voters for a promotion. The other is asking voters to make a change in leadership. Meanwhile, the voters are asking which of the two is the better choice.
Lawyer: Milwaukee woman accused of killing pregnant woman, slicing out fetus to plead insanity
The lawyer for a Milwaukee woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and trying to steal her full-term fetus says his client will enter an insanity plea this week.
Lawyer: Insanity plea in killing of pregnant woman
A Milwaukee woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and trying to steal her full-term fetus will enter an insanity plea, her lawyer says.
Memphis lawyer disbarred
After six years of disciplinary proceedings, a Memphis lawyer has been disbarred by the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Bell Nunnally Boosts Immigration and Bankruptcy Practices With Two Attorney Additions
DALLAS, TX-- - Karen-Lee Pollak joins Bell Nunnally & Martin LLP as a partner and head of the firm's immigration practice, and Cynthia Cole joins the firm as senior counsel in the bankruptcy and restructuring ...
Lawyer for parents of missing baby Lisa Irwin leaves case
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City lawyer said Monday she was pushed off the case of missing baby Lisa Irwin...
Attorney for “kill team” leader says Staff Sgt. Calvin Gibbs was betrayed by accusers
The court-martial for alleged Army “kill team” mastermind Staff Sgt. Calvin Gi
LIVE: Paxton lawyer calls for prosecutor to step down
Dustin Paxton's lawyer is calling for the Crown prosecutor handling the Calgary man's torture trial to step down.
Attorney, Parents Of Missing KC Baby Call Local Attorney's Comments Distracting
10-Month-Old Lisa Irwin Missing Since Oct 4
Lawyer tells Sacramento jury that Ford's actions led to death
One of the plaintiffs' lawyers in the wrongful death civil trial against Ford Motor Co. over a fatal Fair Oaks church van rollover in 2004 today accused the car manufacturer of knowing it had a faulty tire on its vehicles but refusing to do anything about it.
Attorney, parents of missing KC baby respond to local attorney's comments, call them a distraction
The attorney for the parents of a missing Kansas City baby says a news conference by his former local co-counsel in the case shows why she is no longer involved.
Lawyer suckered by $27m net scam
A retired Rotorua lawyer and his client were shown pallets of cash in Amsterdam as proof of a $27 million inheritance but the pair were instead duped in an internet scam, a court has been told.John David Rangitauira, 59, is on trial...
Prominent Hamilton Area Lawyer is appointed to the Tax Court of Canada
Prominent Hamilton Area Lawyer is appointed to the Tax Court of Canada
Attorney for Missing Baby's Parents Addresses Counsel Change
The attorney for the parents of a missing Kansas City baby says a news conference by his former local co-counsel in the case shows why she is no longer involved. Joe Tacopina tells The Associated Press that Cyndy Short's comments today (MON) are a distraction from the search for Lisa Irwin.
Belleville attorney to fill Holbrook's state House seat
Belleville attorney James Williams will be appointed to fill the state representative seat vacated by the Belleville Democrat Tom Holbrook, St. Clair County Clerk Bob Delaney said Monday.