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Lawyer: Berezovsky sold political clout to Abramovich
LONDON - Chelsea Football Club owner Roman Abramovich paid fellow Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky $2 billion for his political patronage, which was key to building any major business in the chaos of the 1990s Russia, a London court was told on Tuesday.
David Hunt, ex-Newport Beach city attorney, arrested in DUI case
Former Newport Beach City Attorney David Hunt, who remains under contract to provide legal counsel to the city, was arrested in Newport Beach on suspicion of drunk driving Friday night after he hit a parked car, police confirmed Monday.
Attorney: Execution delayed for Ga. inmate
A judge in Georgia has delayed an execution set for Wednesday after the inmate's lawyer asked for more DNA testing.
Attorney: Execution delayed for Georgia inmate convicted of 1994 murder of Albany woman
A judge in Georgia has delayed an execution set for Wednesday after the inmate's lawyer asked for more DNA testing. Marcus Ray Johnson was scheduled to die for the 1994 rape and murder of Angela Sizemore after a nightclub visit.
Attorney: Execution Delayed for Ga. Inmate
Attorney: Execution delayed for Georgia inmate convicted of 1994 murder of Albany woman
City lawyer: COAST costing taxpayers
The dispute over Cincinnati City Councilmember Laure Quinlivan's website heated up Tuesday when the city's top lawyer complained that the court battle could cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.
Attorney Says No Deal In Larimer County GOP Theft Case
An attorney for the former head of the Larimer County Republican Party says the district attorney has offered no deal in the theft case against his client.
Defense attorney claims wrong man is being tried for 2009 Harrisburg slaying
Defense attorney Bryan McQuillan insisted today that Dennis Robinson shouldn't be on trial for the October 2009 slaying of Jermaine Dawson, a Harrisburg DVD bootlegger known as the "Movie Man."
Attorney General Bondi going after fraudulent timeshare resale companies
Attorney General Pam Bondi unveiled on Tuesday her first legislative priority ahead of the January session: cracking down on fraudulent timeshare resale companies. "Everyone's dream is to own a retirement home in Florida," she said. "And unfortunately many of our retirees who have succeeded in that dream and have purchased a timeshare are being defrauded by scam artists. And that has got to stop ...
Former HomeGold exec appeals conviction in SC
An attorney for a former executive involved in one of the biggest bankruptcies ever in South Carolina told the state Supreme Court Tuesday that prosecutors never proved their case against former HomeGold Chairman Jack Sterling and his securities fraud conviction should be overturned.
High court mulls Ala. death row challenge of missed deadline
The lawyer for an Alabama death row inmate told the Supreme Court on Tuesday that the convict should not be barred from appealing because he missed a deadline as a result of a mail mishap. A court had sent papers to the inmate's attorneys that the firm's mailroom returned unopened, marked "Return to Sender — Left Firm." A majority of justices, across the ideological spectrum, appeared to agree ...
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi attacks the newest scam
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi pursues new legislation to crack down on timeshare resale fraud.  
NY sues BNY Mellon over forex claims
(Reuters) - New York's attorney general said on Tuesday he filed a lawsuit against Bank of New York Mellon for defrauding clients in foreign currency exchange transactions.
New York State Says Bank of New York Mellon Cheated Pension Funds
Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman sued Bank of New York Mellon, saying it had overcharged customers by nearly $2 billion on foreign exchange transactions.
NY attorney general seeks $2B recovery from Mellon
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Bank of New York Mellon for $2 billion on Tuesday, claiming it earned that amount over 10 years by defrauding clients in foreign currency exchange transactions.
Attorney General Bondi Unveils Legislative Initiative to Protect Consumers from Timeshare Resale Fraud
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – 4 October 2011 -- - Attorney General Pam Bondi today joined Senate Majority Leader Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando) and Representative Eric Eisnaugl (R-Orlando) to unveil a legislative initiative that will protect consumers from timeshare resale fraud, the number one complaint that the Attorney General’s Office has received for the past two years.
Attorney: Council cannot rescind vote to demolish Greek Caf building
An attorney for the county says council cannot rescind its vote to demolish the Greek Café building in Butte.
Best Lawyers in America® Honors Durham Attorney for Class of 2012
Triangle - Durham Attorney Jay H. Ferguson was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012 in the field of: Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law. (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, S.C.)
Ex-Texas official gets probation for retaliation
A former West Texas county attorney will spend four months in jail for retaliating against two nurses who made an anonymous complaint about a doctor to state medical regulators.
Ex-Texas county attorney convicted of retaliating against 2 nurses gets 10 years of probation
LUBBOCK, Texas — A former West Texas county attorney will spend four months in jail for retaliating against two nurses who made an anonymous complaint about a doctor to state medical regulators. Judge Robert Moore sentenced former Winkler County attorney Scott Tidwell on Tuesday to 10 years of probation and ordered him to pay a $6,000 fine. Tidwell must serve 120 days in the Crane County jail as ...
Attorney: Witnesses will say Cortes candidacy in Pearce recall is a 'sham'
Foes of state Senate President Russell Pearce will get a second chance this week to try to bounce Olivia Cortes from the recall ballot.
Attorney: Council cannot rescind vote to demolish Greek Cafe building
An attorney for the county says council cannot rescind its vote to demolish the Greek Café building in Butte.
Lawyer, wife and daughter found dead
Amlan, who reached Jalpaiguri around 4.30pm, today told The Telegraph: "My sister had some mental problems and my parents were depressed and worried about her. I cannot imagine how such an incident happened in my family. I am not in a position to speak right now."
Lawyer for Glenbard football player says sex was consensual
Shortly before his arrest last year on sexual assault charges, Demarco Whitley signed a statement confessing his involvement to police — an account nearly identical to that given from the witness stand this week by the allegedly victim.
Calfornia attorney general explains decision to leave mortgage settlement talks
State Attorney General Kamala Harris said Tuesday she left national settlement talks with lenders over potential mortgage and foreclosure violations because she doesn't expect a deal will provide enough compensation for troubled California homeowners.
Attorney: Woman Who Shot Robber Acted In Self-Defense
The attorney for a woman who shot a marijuana robbery suspect outside her North Spokane home on Monday claims she was acting in self defense.
David Camm's attorney argues prosecutor should be disqualified
The attorney for David Camm argued before the Indiana Court of Appeals on Tuesday that the prosecutor should be disqualified from the former state trooper's third murder trial because of a now-voided book deal.
Cellini's lawyer seeks to bar teachers from jury
Power broker's ties to pension board cited as corruption trial continues Jury selection for longtime political insider William Cellini turned to the topic of teachers Tuesday.
NY attorney general files suit claiming currency exchange fraud by Mellon, seeking $2 billion
ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman sued Bank of New York Mellon for $2 billion on Tuesday, claiming it earned that amount over 10 years by defrauding clients in foreign currency exchange transactions. According to Schneiderman’s office, BNY Mellon misrepresented rates it would give currency transactions, providing nearly the worst rates of the trading day instead of the ...
Lawyer sentenced for stealing from clients
A disgraced Northern Kentucky lawyer was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for stealing thousands of dollars from his clients and forging a state senator's name.
Lawyer: Aquino gov't dealing with 'dubious personalities'
MANILA, Philippines - The legal spokesman of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on Wednesday accused Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda of lawyering for dubious personalities such as former Maguindanao Provincial Administrator and known Ampatuan ally Norie Unas.
Attorney asks for new murder trial for convicted serviceman
ATLANTA - An attorney for a Fort Gordon serviceman convicted of murdering his drug dealer in Augusta asked the Supreme Court Tuesday for a new trial because the original lawyer wasn’t effective. S...
Attorney Continues Effort to Halt Hunts
Attorney Diane Dixon continues her effort to have a scheduled deer hunt at the Enterprise South Nature Park stopped. Tuesday she sent a letter to Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger and Commissioner Greg Beck asking again the the hunt, scheduled for Oct. 10-11, to be cancelled.
Attorney general discusses transparency at UK forum
Attorney General Jack Conway spoke Tuesday evening about the importance of transparency and its implementation in government.
Lawyer Threatens To Sue State Over Harrisburg Takeover
A lawyer for city council is threatening to sue the Commonwealth if state takeover legislation becomes law.
Attorney questions forensics in Charbonneau shooting case
Tuesday October 4, 2011 BENNINGTON -- The attorney for a Manchester man accused of accidentally killing his friend last Thanksgiving told the court Tuesday he believes the state forensics lab mishandled evidence and is asking to see the file pertaining to a Department of Human Resources investigation into the matter.
Video: KTH: Is Attorney General Eric Holder telling the truth?
Attorney General Eric Holder says he only learned about the botched ATF operation "Fast and Furious" a few weeks before lawmakers asked him about it. Anderson Cooper talks with Congressman Issa, and examines memos that say otherwise.
Pennnsylvania attorney general: Borders data sale can be prevented
HARRISBURG -- Attorney General Linda Kelly urged Pennsylvania consumers to carefully review their privacy rights related to the sale of customer information gathered by the now-defunct Borders bookstore chain.
Attorney General Coakley endorses Breen Kirsch
Wednesday October 5, 2011 NORTH ADAMS -- Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley endorsed City Council candidate Jennifer "Jenny" Breen Kirsch at Breen Kirsch’s campaign kickoff held at Desperado’s Restaurant on Friday, Sept. 30. Surrounded by Berkshire County Sheriff Thomas N.
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.
Calfornia attorney general explains decision to leave mortgage settlement talks
State Attorney General Kamala Harris said Tuesday she left national settlement talks with lenders over potential mortgage and foreclosure violations because she doesn't expect a deal will provide enough compensation for troubled California homeowners.
Attorney asks for new murder trial for convicted serviceman
ATLANTA - An attorney for a Fort Gordon serviceman convicted of murdering his drug dealer in Augusta asked the Supreme Court Tuesday for a new trial because the original lawyer wasn’t effective. S...
Attorney Jacob Faussette Joins Phoenix Area Bankruptcy Team
Attorney Jacob Faussette has joined the bankruptcy team at the Pew Law Center, a Phoenix area bankruptcy and tax relief law firm.Phoenix, Ariz. (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 Jacob Faussette, Esq., has joined an Arizona bankruptcy and tax relief law firm, the Pew Law Center, PLLC, as the firm’s newest associate attorney. Mr. Faussette’s focus will be in consumer bankruptcy. ...
Lawyer for RI mom says girl's death was accidental
A defense attorney for a Rhode Island mother accused of strangling her 8-year-old daughter has told a jury she did not intend to hurt the girl and did not even know the girl had died after a two-hour tantrum over taking a bath.
Attorney Jacob Faussette Joins Phoenix Area Bankruptcy Team
Attorney Jacob Faussette has joined the bankruptcy team at the Pew Law Center, a Phoenix area bankruptcy and tax relief law firm. (PRWeb October 05, 2011) Read the full story at (link) 20
Lawyer for iPhone 5 prototype suspect may sue Apple
A lawyer representing Sergio Calderon, the 22-year-old San Francisco man at the center of a mysterious incident in late July involving a lost iPhone prototype, says he may sue Apple and the police in order to get answers about exactly how a search was conducted on Calderon's home (with his permission) that was led by private Apple investigators rather than actual SF police, though they were ...
Lawyer for U.S. hikers says Iranian officials took his passport
Iranian authorities have taken away the passport of the lawyer who represented American hikers Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd, the lawyer told CNN on Wednesday.
Attorney asks for new murder trial for convicted Fort Gordon serviceman
ATLANTA - An attorney for a Fort Gordon serviceman convicted of murdering his drug dealer in Augusta asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday for a new trial because the original lawyer wasn't effective.
Lawyer Suing AG Avoids 2nd Fine
U.S. Magistrate Judge Lorenzo Garcia says Albuquerque lawyer Dan Faber has been disrespectful and un ...
N.Y. attorney general sues over exchange rate
New York AG Eric Schneiderman sued Bank of New York Mellon for $2 billion, claiming it earned that amount over 10 years by defrauding clients in foreign currency exchange transactions.