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'Underwear bomber' wants new lawyer
DETROIT, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The man who admitted trying to blow up a plane as it approached the Detroit airport has asked a federal judge to appoint a male Muslim to represent him.
California Attorney General Sues Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Tuesday sued Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac after the mortgage companies' regulator, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), tried to block subpoenas seeking mortgage information.
District Attorney gives holiday gifts to families of crime victims
LOS ANGELES - District Attorney Steve Cooley today presented gifts, including bicycles and dolls, to the families of five crime victims through a program primarily funded by employees from his office.
Texas Attorney General weights in on Nativity scene controversy
The fight over an East Texas courthouse Nativity scene has now gotten the attention of the State Attorney General.
Arthur Cox lawyer to become DAA chairman
CORPORATE LAWYER Pádraig Ó Ríordáin of Arthur Cox, who was a lead adviser to the government during the banking crisis, has agreed to become the next chairman of the Dublin Airport Authority.
Lawyer in Drumm bankruptcy case seeks costs
THE COURT-appointed trustee overseeing the bankruptcy of former Anglo Irish Bank chief David Drumm has sought the costs of her lawsuit against Mr Drumm, his wife and one of her friends.
Trusts and Estates Attorney Christopher D. Carico Selected For Best Lawyers in America® 2012
LOS ANGELES , Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --  Carico Johnson Toomey LLP today announced that its Partner Christopher D. Carico was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® ...
New York Attorney General Is Investigating Pearson Education
The New York attorney general is investigating whether the nonprofit arm of Pearson Education acted improperly to influence state education officials by paying for perks.
Louisville attorney receives summons for prostitution
Daniel M. Lucas, 43, was charged with prostitution after being accused of offering an act of fellatio in exchange for money to a Lafayette Pizza Hut deliveryman on Dec. 11, according to Louisville police.
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Sued by California Attorney General
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were sued by California Attorney General Kamala Harris as part of a probe of mortgage lending and foreclosure practices.
$150 billion award for Texas fire victim's family
An attorney says a Texas jury has awarded the largest verdict he has ever heard of — $150 billion to the family of a man who died years after being set afire as an 8-year-old.
Accelerant found after lawyer killed in fire
ACCELERANT was found throughout a house on the NSW south coast in which a young lawyer died in a fire, police say.
Accelerant found after lawyer killed in fire
ACCELERANT was found throughout a house on the NSW south coast in which a young lawyer died in a fire, police say.
Lawyer's fire death: four people arrested
UPDATE: Accelerant found in house where young lawyer died in fire. Four people expected to be charged with murder.
Lawyer's fire death: four people arrested
ACCELERANT was found throughout a house on the New South Wales south coast in which a young lawyer died in a fire, police say.
District Attorney holds gift-giving party for families of victims
Tuesday, the same prosecutors who put killers behind bars put holiday cheer into the lives of victims' children.
Calif. AG sues Fannie, Freddie demanding answers
California's attorney general filed lawsuits against mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday, demanding that the companies that own some 60 percent of the state's mortgages respond to questions in a state investigation.
Calif. AG sues Fannie, Freddie demanding answers
California's attorney general filed lawsuits against mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday, demanding that the companies that own some 60 percent of the state's mortgages respond to questions ...
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.
California Attorney General Sues Fannie, Freddie Demanding Answers
California's attorney general filed lawsuits against mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on Tuesday, demanding that the companies that own some 60 percent of the state's mortgages respond to questions in a state investigation.
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.
County attorney to release conclusion to Fiesta Bowl investigation
The county attorney says he'll release the conclusion to his investigation into the Fiesta Bowl finances and possible recommendations about charges.
'Stop threatening judge,' lawyer of missing UP students tells Palparan
The lawyer of missing University of the Philippines students Sherlyn Kadapan and Karen Empno on Wednesday told retired Army general General Jovito Palaparan, who is accused of their abduction and disappearance, to stop threatening the judge who issued a warrant for his arrest and just give himself up.
York County recalls attorney
YORK -- York County Attorney Bill Sutter was turned out of office Tuesday night by a 1,592-263 outcome in a special election.
Auckland lawyer retains name suppression
Name suppression for a prominent Auckland barrister will continue until February at least. read more
Collections announced by region's U.S. attorney's office - www.roanoke.com
The U.S. attorney's office for the Western District of Virginia collected some $16.5million in criminal and civil actions across the 2011 fiscal year, it was announced Tuesday. That total included $11.5million collected from criminal actions, $2.2 million from civil actions and $2.8 million in criminal and civil forfeitures, U.S. Attorney Timothy Heaphy said at a news conference.
District Attorney Files Complaint Against Family Court Judge
District Attorney David Roger filed a complaint with the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline Tuesday against Family Court Judge Steven Jones over the judge's budding romantic relationship with a former prosecutor who appeared before him. Roger said
Charges laid over young lawyer's death
A MAN and a woman have been charged with murdering a young lawyer in a house fire on the NSW south coast.
Gaddafi's detained son needs lawyer - rights group
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Libyan authorities should grant Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the former leader charged with war crimes, immediate access to a lawyer to help ensure he has due process, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday. Last month Luis Moreno-Ocampo, chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, said he would not demand that Saif al-Islam be handed over to the Hague-based ...
Lawyer says he won't run again
After four failed runs for judicial office, Mark Davis is giving up politics, at least for now.
Abuse mother 'not a monster' says lawyer
The lawyer for an Auckland mother jailed today for abuse says she was let down.
Rights group: Gaddafi's detained son needs lawyer
Libyan authorities should grant Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the former leader charged with war crimes, immediate access to a lawyer to help ensure he has due process, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.
Township board hires new attorney, discontinues use of current firm
The township’s lead attorney, William Look of Wyandotte-based Look, Makowski & Look, was let go during Monday’s township board meeting.
Judges block path to retrial of KC lawyer Buchli for murder
In a blistering 8-2 decision, judges on Missouri's Western District Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Jackson County prosecutors could not be counted on to give Richard Buchli all of the evidence in his case and ensure a fair trial in the 2000 killing his law partner Richard Armitage.
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.
Selenski lawyer search dragging
Six weeks after a Luzerne County judge vowed to appoint a death-penalty-certified attorney to defend Hugo Selenski, a lawyer with the necessary credentials has not been assigned.
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. .
Attorney embraced spirit of the law
When he met someone whom life had dealt a bad hand, John Byrd felt compelled to get involved.
Attorney Brian Demidovich of The Law Corner Receives AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Raleigh, NC family law attorney Brian Demidovich of The Law Corner receives the prestigious AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell(R)Raleigh, NC (LexisNexis) 9/19/2011 (PRWEB) December 21, 2011 Raleigh, NC attorney Brian Demidovich of The Law Corner has received the prestigious AV(R) Preeminent(TM) Peer Review Rating(SM) from Martindale-Hubbell(R). The AV(R ...
Attorney named vice president at Trine
Attorney Robert Moreland will join the Trine University administration as vice president and general counsel on Jan. 3, according to Trine officials.
Murdered lawyer was friends with accused
Four people have been charged with the murder of a lawyer who died in an alleged arson attack at her Illawarra home.
Township board hires new attorney, discontinues use of current firm
The township’s lead attorney, William Look of Wyandotte-based Look, Makowski & Look, was let go during Monday’s township board meeting.
Gaddafi's detained son needs lawyer: rights group
Libyan authorities should grant Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of the former leader charged with war crimes, immediate access to a lawyer to help ensure he has due process, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.
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.
Lawyer knew her accused murderer
Four people have now been charged over a housefire south of Sydney in which a young female lawyer died.
Lawyer jailed after fraudulently gaining funds
A LAWYER jailed for fraudulently obtaining more than $230,000 faces removal from the legal register.
Lawyer jailed after fraudulently gaining $230,000
A LAWYER jailed for fraudulently obtaining more than $230,000 faces removal from the legal register.
IT contractor lawyer attacks rate-cutting banks
A lawyer for computer freelancers is taking a stand against banks who threaten to terminate such temporary IT professionals if they refuse to drop their contracted pay rate.
Attorney: Ryan investigation will not exceed $10,000 in fees
Attorney Joseph Voelkner said Tuesday he will not charge the city more than $10,000 for his work during the investigation into Mayor Bob Ryan.
Zambia appoints anti-graft lawyer chief prosecutor
LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's President Michael Sata has appointed as the country's chief prosecutor a renowned corruption-busting lawyer, in move seen as signalling his new government is serious about its fight against graft. State radio reported on Wednesday that Mutembo Nchito, who rattled the government of previous President Rupiah Banda, has been named as director of public prosecutions. "It ...