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Attorney says Hurd ‘calm' in days since shocking arrest
Attorney says Hurd ‘calm' in days since shocking arrest express-news Copyright 2011 express-news. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 11:46 p.m., Monday, December 19, 2011 IRVING — Brackenridge graduate Sam Hurd and his family attended church together in Chicago two days after the former NFL player was released on $100,000 ...
Berlusconi's ex-lawyer 'invented' bribe claims against him
London, Dec 23 (ANI): David Mills, former lawyer of Silvio Berlusconi has confessed that he had 'invented' the bribe claims against the former Italian Prime Minister.
Attorney says his client was overcharged
Pfc. Bradley Manning's attorney told the officer overseeing his case Thursday that the Army prosecutors have overcharged the young soldier, accused of the largest intelligence leak in American history.
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. .
U.N. rights body denounces detention of China lawyer
BEIJING (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights body denounced on Friday the detention of one of China's best known human rights lawyers, Gao Zhisheng, urging the government to release him. A Beijing court sent Gao back to jail earlier this month, though he appears never to have escaped secretive confinement in the first place. "It is alarming that Mr. Gao continues to be arbitrarily detained ...
Wis. DA may seek rehearing in unions lawsuit
The district attorney who filed a lawsuit challenging Wisconsin's law passed earlier this year effectively ending collective bargaining rights for most public workers said Thursday he is considering asking the state Supreme Court to rehear the case.
City Hires Attorney For Opinion
Attorney Mark Moll will provide the city of Fort Smith with a second legal opinion about the issue of Van Buren’s 2009 true-up payment.
French implants "flawed," others had problems - lawyer
MARSEILLES, France (Reuters) - The French company at the heart of a global scandal over breast implants recognises its products were defective but argues other firms in its sector also had problems, the company's lawyer said on Friday. "The implants had flaws but the PIP (Poly Implant Prothese SA) implants are not the only ones on the market that had problems," lawyer Yves Haddad told Reuters. ...
Attorney General: County firearms law overreaches
A county law that forces gun dealers to comply with the same regulations as sellers of other secondhand merchandise steps on the state’s toes, according to the Maryland attorney general.
Attorney General's Office: County law overreaches
A county law that forces gun dealers to comply with the same regulations as sellers of other secondhand merchandise steps on the state's toes, according to the Maryland attorney general. The ordinance, adopted by the County Council last year, imposes licensing, fees and other requirements on secondhand vendors, including licensed firearms dealers. But merchants who sell the firearms argue that ...
Judge bounces attorney and accountant from estate of heiress Huguette Clark
Based on "shocking" evidence of tax fraud, a judge on Friday suspended the attorney and accountant for copper heiress Huguette Clark from handling her $400 million account. Msnbc.com's Bill Dedman reports.
County attorney candidates have similar concerns
When Phyllis Rainey announced her candidacy as Montgomery County Attorney she said she didn’t plan on making many changes to the department she’s worked in the past nine years.
County attorney candidates have similar concerns
When Phyllis Rainey announced her candidacy as Montgomery County Attorney she said she didn’t plan on making many changes to the department she’s worked in the past nine years.
Attorney General reaches settlement with GE Funding
Information provided by the Attorney General's Office: Attorney General Linda Kelly Friday announced a $34.25 million multi-state settlement with GE Funding Capitol Market Services (GE Funding) and two affiliates, Trinity Funding Company and Trinity Plus Funding Company, as part of an ongoing national investigation into bid-rigging and other anti-competitive practices that victimized state ...
MF Global Holders of Physical Gold to Get Their Assets - Lawyer
A lawyer working on behalf of physical commodity account-holders at bankrupt broker-dealer MF Global has worked out an agreement with a major gold futures merchant that will unfreeze their assets. However, that's not great solace to the account-holders, who have lost big in the bankruptcy.
News Corp near hiring new top lawyer: source
NEW YORK (Reuters) - News Corp is close to hiring Gerson Zweifach as its top corporate lawyer, bringing in the highly regarded litigator at a time when the company is dealing with the fallout from its phone-hacking scandal. News Corp's discussions with Zweifach, a partner with Williams & Connolly, are at an advanced stage and a deal could be announced as early as next week, according to a source ...
MF Global Holders of Physical Gold to Get Their Assets - Lawyer
A lawyer working on behalf of physical commodity account holders at bankrupt broker-dealer MF Global Holdings Ltd. has worked out an agreement with a major gold futures merchant that
Vancouver lawyer attacks 'neo-Nazi' allegations
Lawyers for three men charged in a series of Lower Mainland assaults police characterized as hate crimes appear in Vancouver provincial court and ask the judge to push back the men's arraignment dates.
NY accountant, lawyer removed from heiress' estate
A New York judge has suspended the attorney and an accountant for a late Montana copper mining heiress from administering her $400 million estate.
Judge suspends NY accountant, attorney from handling Montana copper heiress’ $400M estate
NEW YORK — A New York judge has suspended the attorney and an accountant for a late Montana copper mining heiress from administering her $400 million estate. Manhattan Surrogate Court Judge Kristin Booth Glen on Friday found evidence that Huguette Clark’s attorney, Wallace Bock, and accountant Irving Kamsler engaged in tax fraud that resulted in $90 million in unpaid federal gift taxes and ...
Memphis attorney Steve Farese talks allegations against Bobby Dodd
Memphis attorney Steve Farese has been hired by Bobby Dodd, the former Amateur Athletic Union president, to defend him against allegations of sexual abuse.
Mexico seizes 229 tons of precursor chemicals
Mexico's attorney general says authorities have seized 229 tons of chemicals used to make synthetics drugs in the Pacific port of Lazaro Cardenas in western Michoacan state.
Lawyer questions IBP statement vs CJ impeachment
A lawyer on Friday questioned the stand of the leadership of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) opposing the impeachment of Chief Justice (CJ) Renato Corona.
An attorney thinks about construction
Richard Vetstein is a real estate attorney in Framingham. In a recent blog entry, he wrote about a topic near...
Pearlman chosen for Boulder County attorney's post
BOULDER -- Boulder County Commissioner Ben Pearlman has been chosen to be the new county attorney. Pearlman's fellow commissioners Cindy Domenico and Will Toor announced Friday afternoon that Pearlman has been named to fill the county staff vacancy created by longtime county attorney Larry Hoyt, who retired -- effective this week -- from that appointed county government post.
Attorney apologizes to star hockey player
STAMFORD -- A Westport attorney has apologized to New York Islander star winger Matt Moulson for calling him "stupid" and "clueless" in a New York Post article about an insurance claim arising from a car accident in Stamford's West Side last year.
Vancouver lawyer attacks 'neo-Nazi' allegations
Lawyers for three men charged in a series of Lower Mainland assaults police characterized as hate crimes appear in Vancouver provincial court and ask the judge to push back the men's arraignment dates.
Lawyer says police claims that his client is a neo-Nazi are unfounded
VANCOUVER - A lawyer for one of three B.C. men identified by the Mounties as belonging to a neo-Nazi group is accusing the police of making unfounded allegations.
Attorney General offers parents tips on holiday gift safety
In less than 24 hours, children will rip through streams of wrapping paper to play with their new toys, but there are a few simple steps parents can take now the state Attorney General says to eliminate Christmas catastrophes. “Parents work hard to...
Attorney’s contempt charges asked to be dismissed
Four organizations are involved in Friend of the Court briefs asking Ottawa County Circuit Chief Judge Edward Post to dismiss contempt charges against attorney Scott Millard, who was jailed earlier this month by Ottawa County District Judge Kenneth Post. The two Posts are not related. read more
Attorney apologizes to star hockey player
STAMFORD -- A Westport attorney has apologized to New York Islander star winger Matt Moulson for calling him "stupid" and "clueless" in a New York Post article about an insurance claim arising from a car accident in Stamford's West Side last year.
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Lawyer who got bulk of $2M estate, quits bar
MILFORD -- A lawyer facing disciplinary action over his handling of a $2 million estate resigned from the bar on Wednesday and waived his right to reapply to practice law in the state.
Attorney says Hurd 'calm' in days since shocking arrest
Attorney says Hurd 'calm' in days since shocking arrest express-news Copyright 2011 express-news. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 01:31 a.m., Tuesday, December 20, 2011 Brackenridge graduate Sam Hurd and his family attended church together in Chicago two days after the former NFL player was released on $100,000 bail ...
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.
LaPlace attorney under investigation
L’Observateur LAPLACE – A LaPlace attorney who once served as a legal advisor to the St. John the Baptist Parish Council has been suspended indefinitely from practicing law for allegedly performing improper actions with client funds, according to a release from the state Attorney Disciplinary Board.
Attorney sentencing continued
WILLIAMSBURG — A scheduling problem forced a continuance Wednesday in the sentencing of Stephen Harris, the Williamsburg attorney whose drinking and driving appeal has prompted a Virginia State Bar investigation into the top prosecutors in two jurisdictions.
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. .
Boulder County Commissioner Ben Pearlman selected as county attorney
Boulder County Commissioner Ben Pearlman has been chosen to be the new county attorney.
Investors needed coal-mining safety reports, lawyer says
A lawyer suing the former Massey Energy Co. says investors might have made better decisions about putting money into the coal company had it been required to report safety violations to the Securities and Exchange Commission before last year's Upper Big Branch mine disaster.
Rogers lawyer suspended for diverting firm’s money
The state Supreme Court’s Committee on Professional Conduct suspended the law license of Robert Teague, a Rogers lawyer who took more than $23,500 in client payments that should have gone to his firm.
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. .
Westport lawyer to hockey star: Sorry about that 'stupid' thing
A Westport lawyer has apologized to New York Islander star winger Matt Moulson for calling him "stupid" and "clueless" in a New York Post article about an insurance claim arising from a car accident in Stamford's West Side last year.
U.S. Attorney Recalls Year
U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas Conner Eldridge believes his office and law enforcement made great inroads targeting and prosecuting violent gang and drug crime in his first year on
LaPlace attorney under investigation
L’Observateur LAPLACE – A LaPlace attorney who once served as a legal advisor to the St. John the Baptist Parish Council has been suspended indefinitely from practicing law for allegedly performing improper actions with client funds, according to a release from the state Attorney Disciplinary Board.
Attorney: Task force meetings require public notice
PANAMA CITY - Since it was created in June, the city's Community Resource Center Task Force has met regularly, but those meetings aren't always preceded with public notices.Panama City Mayor Greg Brudnicki, in response to The News Herald's repeated position that the meetings are...
Krauthammer: Eric Holder ‘one of the most incompetent attorneys general in US history’
Last week, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder suggested racism was behind the attacks he was facing for the missteps his Department of Justice has made.
Lawyer blames UK regulator for allowing faulty French breast implants
Mark Harvey, who represents 250 women suing over implants, says MHRA has failed to take women's concerns seriously The lawyer acting for 250 women in the UK who are suing over faulty breast implants has lambasted the national regulator for its handling of the situation. Mark Harvey, a partner with Hugh James solicitors in Cardiff, said the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Authority ...
Dustin Paxton's lawyer back in court
Dustin Paxton'ss lawyer was back in court on December 23, 2011 as his client faces two new charges relating to an alleged assault last month on a remand centre guard.
From Prosecutor to Defense Lawyer: A Career Switch
David Dischley sees another side of the story after a 180-degree career switch within the same field.