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New U.S. attorney for Utah takes helm
New U.S. attorney for Utah takes helm By melinda Rogers The Salt Lake Tribune Published Dec 9, 2011 08:47PM MDT David Barlow was set to leave lawyering in the big city behind when politics came calling. After 10 years working on class-action lawsuits and high-profile white-collar crimes cases at Chicago-based Sidley and Austin — the same firm where President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle ...
Attorney: Client was defending himself against cats
NEW BRITAIN — The attorney for a city man accused of throwing cats from a stairwell, killing three of them, said Friday his client was fending off dozens of feral cats at the time.
LA City Attorney’s office sues to block ballot measure that would mandate condoms in porn
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Attorney’s office has filed a lawsuit to keep the June 2012 ballot free of a measure that would require porn actors to wear condoms during film shoots. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court, city attorneys say the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s proposed measure is unnecessary and will waste taxpayer money. Read full article >>
Assistant state attorney appointed to Volusia County Court bench
An assistant state attorney has been tapped to be the newest judge on the Volusia County Court.
Lawyer: Walmart pepper-sprayer was defending kids
An attorney for a woman who pepper-sprayed fellow shoppers at a Los Angeles Walmart on Black Friday says she did it to protect her teenage children.
LA Attorney says Black Friday Walmart pepper sprayer was defending her children
LOS ANGELES — An attorney for a woman who pepper-sprayed fellow shoppers at a Los Angeles Walmart on Black Friday says she did it to protect her teenage children. Attorney Michael Champ said Friday the son and daughter of 32-year-old Elizabeth Macias were “traumatized” when other shoppers attacked them as they tried to buy Xbox game consoles. The family left empty-handed. Read full article >>
Lying lawyer slapped
A Queens lawyer has been suspended for six months for falsely accusing a New Jersey state trooper of using anti-Semitic slurs against him, according to a ruling released yesterday.Attorney Elliott Dear said he made up the outrageous allegations in hopes of getting out of a speeding ticket.Court papers...
Attorney: Client was defending himself against cats
NEW BRITAIN — The attorney for a city man accused of throwing cats from a stairwell, killing three of them, said Friday his client was fending off dozens of feral cats at the time.
Texas Attorney General Receives Shared Hope International's Pathbreaker Award for his Human Trafficking Prevention ...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was recognized by Shared Hope International for his efforts to combat human trafficking.
Attorney questions KCDP legality
BY ERIN MILLER WEST HAWAII TODAY [email protected] The attorney representing a South Kona landowner challenged comments regarding the Kona Community Development Plan Friday, questioning the ordinance's legality.
Attorney shares holiday spirit with $200,000 gift
Attorney shares holiday spirit with $200,000 gift HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2011 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 11:29 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2011 Houston attorney and philanthropist John Eddie Williams Jr. and his wife, Sheridan, have donated $200,000 to the Houston Chronicle Goodfellows program ...
Attorney awarded $167K for Greene case work
A federal judge Friday awarded attorney Norman Yatooma $167,000 for his work on the Tamara Greene lawsuit, concluding that the $735,000 he asked for was "excessive" and unwarranted.
Attorney: Client was defending himself against cats
NEW BRITAIN — The attorney for a city man accused of throwing cats from a stairwell, killing three of them, said Friday his client was fending off dozens of feral cats at the time.
Attorney: Client was defending himself against cats
NEW BRITAIN — The attorney for a city man accused of throwing cats from a stairwell, killing three of them, said Friday his client was fending off dozens of feral cats at the time.
Lawyer Rudolph LePore admits smuggling phone into county jail
LePore on Friday pleaded guilty to first-degree promoting prison contraband, a felony.
Ex-lawyer gets 10 years in bank fraud
Kevin Harold Lewis, a former Little Rock lawyer who admitted in August that he defrauded nine banks in Arkansas out of nearly $40 million, causing one of them to collapse, was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison.
Lawyer: Walmart pepper-sprayer was defending kids
Lawyer: Walmart pepper-sprayer was defending kids Attorney Michael Champ said Friday the son and daughter of 32-year-old Elizabeth Macias were "traumatized" when other shoppers attacked them as they tried to buy Xbox game consoles. County prosecutors said Thursday they would not file felony charges against Macias in the chaotic incident that brought national attention, with some 20 people ...
NYC lawyer suspended over bogus bias claim
A New York City lawyer has been suspended for six months for trying to get out of a speeding ticket by falsely claiming that a New Jersey trooper hurled an anti-Semitic slur during the traffic stop.
Lawyer: Ticketmaster Is a 'Massive Cultricidal Octopus' (and Its Settlement Stinks)
A Boston lawyer argues that the proposed Ticketmaster settlement is an insult to consumers.
Lawyer: Walmart Pepper-Sprayer Was Defending Kids
An attorney for a woman who pepper-sprayed fellow shoppers at a Los Angeles Walmart on Black Friday says she did it to protect her teenage children
Attorney: Client was defending himself against cats
NEW BRITAIN — The attorney for a city man accused of throwing cats from a stairwell, killing three of them, said Friday his client was fending off dozens of feral cats at the time.
Unorthodox Pa. lawyer preps for Sandusky hearing
As he defends a sports figure charged with sexually abusing 10 young boys, and manages a case that led to the firing of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, defense lawyer Joseph Amendola has defied conventional wisdom and come out swinging. He let his client, retired Paterno assistant Jerry Sandusky, get on the phone with NBC's Bob Costas.
At Penn State abuse case hearing, unorthodox defense lawyer may start to reveal legal tactics
PHILADELPHIA — As he defends a sports figure charged with sexually abusing 10 young boys, and manages a case that led to the firing of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, defense lawyer Joseph Amendola has defied conventional wisdom and come out swinging. He let his client, retired Paterno assistant Jerry Sandusky, get on the phone with NBC’s Bob Costas. Then he put him through two days of ...
Unorthodox Pa. lawyer preps for Sandusky hearing
As he defends a sports figure charged with sexually abusing 10 young boys, and manages a case that led to the firing of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, defense lawyer Joseph Amendola has defied conventional wisdom and come out swinging.
Unorthodox Pennsylvania Lawyer Preps for Sandusky Hearing
The lawyer defending retired Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky is not flinching from the weight of public opinion as he plans for Tuesday's preliminary hearing in the child sex-abuse case.
Unorthodox Penn State defence lawyer may start to reveal legal tactics
PHILADELPHIA - As he defends a sports figure charged with sexually abusing 10 young boys, and manages a case that led to the firing of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, defence lawyer Joseph Amendola has defied conventional wisdom and come out swinging.
Sandusky's Lawyer Prepares His Unorthodox Defense
As he defends a sports figure charged with sexually abusing 10 young boys, and manages a case that led to the firing of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, defense lawyer Joseph Amendola has defied conventional wisdom and come out swinging.
Well-known DWI attorney picked up for drunken driving
A Stillwater attorney known for taking drunken driving cases has been arrested for just that.
Prominent Hanford defense attorney arrested
Michelle Winspur, a prominent South Valley attorney, is facing charges she showed up to court intoxicated on several occasions -- including in a murder case. Winspur has been a prosecutor at the Kings County District Attorneys Office and for the last five years has been a well-known defense attorney.
Attorney General Recognizes Local Employees
Six employees of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan were among 163 members of the Department of Justice recognized by Attorney General Eric Holder and Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys Director H. Marshall Jarrett at the 28th annual Director’s Awards Ceremony The award ceremony was held in the Great Hall at the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building.
Sandusky’s Lawyer Preps For Hearing
Sandusky's lawyer, Joseph Amendola has defied conventional wisdom and come out swinging.
Attorney: Former UofL athlete will fight for his job
The attorney for a former University of Louisville athlete is speaking out after his client was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student while working at Iroquois High School.
Texas attorney general plans to seek stay on filing period
State legislative and congressional races would be affected.
Willborn eyes county attorney spot
SEGUIN - Former Assistant District Attorney David Willborn has announced his candidacy for county attorney of Guadalupe County.
Rafferty throws hat in attorney general race
While he has enjoyed serving in the state Senate, John C. Rafferty Jr. said his dream job has always been Pennsylvania attorney general.
Texas Attorney General Receives Shared Hope International's Pathbreaker Award for his Human Trafficking Prevention ...
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott was recognized by Shared Hope International for his efforts to combat human trafficking.
CHESTERFIELD: Chesterfield attorney honored
CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield Township Attorney John C. Gillespie was awarded the 2011 Michael Pane Award at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Convention in Atlantic City on Nov. 17. .
Sandusky lawyer raising eyebrows
PHILADELPHIA — As he defends a sports figure charged with sexually abusing 10 young boys, and manages a case that led to the firing of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, defense lawyer Joseph Amendola has defied conventional wisdom and come out swinging.
N.Y. attorney general: Connecticut fundraising company Stage Door Music Productions permanently barred
ALBANY - Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that a Connecticut fundraising company and its owner have been permanently barred from soliciting charitable contributions in New York State Under an order, signed in Supreme Court in Albany, Stage Door Music Productions (Stage Door), with headquarters in Waterbury, Connecticut, and its owner, Robert J. Donato, 53, of Middlebury ...
CHESTERFIELD: Chesterfield attorney honored
CHESTERFIELD Chesterfield Township Attorney John C. Gillespie was awarded the 2011 Michael Pane Award at the New Jersey State League of Municipalities Convention in Atlantic City on Nov. 17. .
Soldier’s attorney responds to police
The attorney for a Bogalusa man charged with attempted second degree murder and illegal use of a weapon in relation to a post-Thanksgiving shooting outside a local nightclub claims that his client was not attempting to elude police when he reported for duty at Fort Campbell in Kentucky days after the incident.
Attorney tells board it can't limit public comment topics
GRAND ISLAND - The Hall County Board of Supervisors can restrict the amount of time the public speaks during board meetings, but not the subject matter or content.
Attorney: Alleged child abuser wants hearing
A Necedah area man charged last September with felony child abuse demanded a preliminary hearing in Juneau County Circuit Court Wednesday.
Harrisburg Council decides to appeal bankruptcy ruling: lawyer
HARRISBURG, Pa (Reuters) - Harrisburg's city council has decided to appeal a federal court judge's decision to deny its entry into municipal bankruptcy court, a lawyer representing the council said. Middle District Judge Mary France ruled last month that the city could not pursue Chapter 9 bankruptcy proceedings because a law that was changed over the summer revoked the city's authority to file ...
Frank Rosenblatt returns to Iraq as a lawyer -- and a new father
Rocket alarms pierced the quiet at Camp Warrior, breaking the concentration of Army Maj. Frank Rosenblatt.
Lawyer leading S.F. Zoo back from dark chapter
"Let's go look at the tiger!" Tanya Peterson said. On a Saturday morning, Peterson, who runs the San Francisco Zoo, gazed into a cage where a tiger paced. To the donors and children at her side, she said, "She's a mama....
Attorney finds orchid gardening is an outlet for stress
Attorney Lance Stelzer finds gardening is a great outlet for stress
Attorney advises Manatee School Board to settle lawsuits
School Board Attorney John Bowen is asking the board to pay $55,000 to settle lawsuits filed by a
Attorney for Lakewood homeless: Eviction from camp is invalid
LAKEWOOD — An attorney representing the homeless of Ocean County filed a court brief Wednesday that argued against the township's lawsuit to evict Tent City residents from township property for two reasons: The homeless camp off Cedar Bridge Avenue was allowed to operate because there was nowhere else for its residents to go and because the township and county assisted in making the encampment ...
Oklahoma Watch: District Attorney Supervision Program called 'conflict of interest'
Under the District Attorney Supervision Program in Oklahoma, about 38,000 offenders each pay an average of $40 a month on top of court costs. In fiscal year 2012, district attorneys are expected to generate about $14 million in revenue — almost 20 percent of their budget — by supervising an estimated 27,600 people on misdemeanor cases and about 10,500 on felony cases.