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$14,000 sought from 'tea tapes' newsman
The Attorney-General is seeking court costs of almost $14,000 from the cameraman at the centre of the "tea tapes'' saga. read more
Lawyer Says Feds' 9/11 Victim Compensation Offer Is Good Deal
More than 1,600 people who have filed lawsuits against the government claiming they developed health problems resulting from the toxic cloud from the collapsed World Trade Center have until Monday to decide whether to take advantage of an offer from Washington. They must agree to drop their lawsuits and pledge to never sue again in return for a piece of a $2.7 billion victim's compensation fund ...
Corona lawyer sees early resolution of case
Ernesto Francisco Jr., one of the lawyers of embattled Chief Justice Renato Corona, sees an early resolution of the case filed before the impeachment court, and it could well go in their favor based on the weak charges of the prosecution. He added the proceedings may not even reach the sixth month.
Lawyer asks for dismissal of 1 of 2 cases against suspected murderer
As promised, the lawyer representing a New London man charged in the strangling deaths of two women in the 1990s has filed a motion to dismiss one of the cases.
Romallus Murphy, 83, N.C. civil rights attorney
Civil rights attorney Romallus O. Murphy died Wednesday. He was 83.
SAN BERNARDINO: Attorney says suspect in soldier shooting had been attacked
Ruben Ray Jurado, accused of shooting a young veteran at his welcome home party, was attacked first, attorney says
Attorney:Pond serving purpose
COLUMBIANA - Municipal Attorney Dan Blasdell said a retention pond in the area of North West Street is serving its purpose and believes the issue should be laid to rest.
Attorney: Wayland selectmen letter violated Open Meeting Law
The Board of Selectmen is under fire again from attorney George Harris, who has filed another state Open Meeting Law complaint, this time regarding a guest column written by the board for the Wayland Town Crier’s Dec. 1 issue.
Disgraced ex-journalist fights for CA law license
A former journalist who became the subject of a Hollywood movie after he was caught fabricating articles in the late 1990s is fighting to become a lawyer in California over the objections of a state bar committee.
El Paso lawyer allegedly waved gun at bus driver
An alleged act of road rage landed an El Paso lawyer in jail last week. Police said that Roger Montoya, a local defense lawyer, was arrested for allegedly waving a handgun at a Sun Metro bus driver and shooting a bullet into a tree last Thursday.
Lawyer Enjoys Shen Yun’s ‘Beautiful choreography’
"The Chinese culture has gone through a very utilitarian time over the last 50, 60 years, and I think they’re trying to reach back to their roots."
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette: I have no position on bridge, emergency manager law
LANSING — Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said Tuesday that his office has not taken a position on two hot-button legal issues confronting state officials: whether Gov. Rick Snyder can proceed with the Detroit River public bridge project without legislative authorization and the status of the state's emergency manager law if a petition drive seeking its suspension is successful....
Underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab demands a new lawyer
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian student who pleaded guilty against the advice of his standby lawyer to attempting to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner on Christmas 2009, wants a new attorney.
Lawyer back to impeachment work
MANILA -- The House prosecution panel have hired the services of lawyer Mario Bautista, who was once a familiar face during the impeachment of former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada 11 years ago. Bautista begins another impeachment work by January when Senate reconvenes...
Lawyer wants budget for Corona trial donated to Sendong victims
The millions of pesos that would be used for the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona should instead be used to help the victims of tropical storm Sendong.
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 general flags 2 nonprofits in spending review
The New York attorney general's initial review of local development corporations uncovered the potential for self-dealing, nepotism, improper loans and exorbitant expenses at some.
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.
State attorney general looks at local development corporations
ALBANY — The New York attorney general’s initial review of local development corporations uncovered the potential for self-dealing, nepotism, improper loans and exorbitant expenses at some.
New York Construction Accident Lawyer from The Perecman Firm Comments on Chelsea Scaffold Collapse
New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on the scaffold collapse in Chelsea in which no one was injured or killed. The New York construction accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm have handled all types of construction accident cases over the past 30 years.New York, New York (PRWEB) December 27, 2011 A scaffold collapse in New York closed West 14th Street in Chelsea ...
Court roundup: Attorney seeking mental evaluationfor Pasco sex offender
The defense attorney for a Pasco sex offender accused of peeping in the windows of a Pasco home said
Lawyer wants courts to stop witnesses swearing in on Bible
A LEADING lawyer wants to end the practice of witnesses swearing a religious oath to tell the truth in court.
Attorney General asks towns about ethics policies
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has requested information about ethics policies in each town in the state.
Attorney General asks towns about ethics policies
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has requested information about ethics policies in each town in the state.
Is Attorney General Schneiderman next in line?
Eric Schneiderman is targeting the massive mortgage-lending banks at the center of the nation's foreclosure crisis
Is Attorney General Schneiderman next in line?
Eric Schneiderman is targeting the massive mortgage-lending banks at the center of the nation's foreclosure crisis
Lawyer: Expect more arrests for trafficking
Edwin J. Colon said he isn't surprised federal agents last week busted a drug ring that distributed cocaine and heroin to street-level dealers in downtown Kennett Square and Avondale. An indictment charged 12 people with smuggling in the drugs from Panama.
Small claims court big fees in lawyer costs
Cost of lawyers can make low-dollar cases expensive for losers
Lawyer in Erap impeach trial chosen as lead private prosecutor vs. Corona
The House prosecution panel has picked a lawyer, who presented the testimony of the star witness in the impeachment trial of former President Joseph Estrada, to lead a team of private prosecutors that will help seek the conviction of Chief Justice Renato Corona.
Rejected Muslim school bid reviewed
Detroit — The U.S. Attorney's Office said it is reviewing a complaint that a Muslim school's constitutional rights were violated when it sought to build a school earlier this year.
Dewey Beach hires new town attorney
The search is over for a new town attorney in Dewey Beach. Fred Townsend, of Dover law firm Schmittinger and Rodriguez, will serve as the municipal solicitor for Dewey Beach. Townsend is also the attorney for Cheswold and Townsend and the former attorney for Kent County. He said his other areas of expertise include real estate and land-use law. Townsend said Dewey Beach might be slightly more ...
Police: El Paso Lawyer Waved Gun at Bus Driver
An El Paso lawyer landed in jail last week for an alleged road rage incident, the El Paso Times reported. Roger Montoya allegedly waved a handgun at a Sun Metro... Read more »
NY AG eyes local development corporations
The New York attorney general's initial review of local development corporations uncovered the potential for self-dealing, nepotism, improper loans and exorbitant expenses at some.
Lawyer of soldier shooting suspect claims self defense
A lawyer for the 19-year-old suspect accused of shooting a decorated soldier says his client was acting in self defense.
Lawyer Calls for Removing Faith From Court Oath in Scotland
A lawyer in Scotland called for abolition of the religious court oath quoting an increasing number of atheists in the country, in a piece written for The Scottish Herald.
Mr. Ticket, Los Angeles DUI Attorney, has Launched a New, DUI related Website
LOS ANGELES , Dec. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Driving under the influence, also called DUI, can apply to driving while impaired by alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescription or over-the-counter medications. ...
Peter Ellis' lawyer calls for commission
The lawyer for convicted child-sex abuser Peter Ellis says an independent commission is needed to deal with alleged miscarriages of justice in New Zealand.
Ellis' lawyer calls for commission
The lawyer for convicted child-sex abuser Peter Ellis says an independent commission is needed to deal with alleged miscarriages of justice in New Zealand.
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. .
Article-Faking Journalist Fights to Become Lawyer
Stephen Glass's lying career is over, but the disgraced ex-journalist must now enter a courtroom to fight to become a lawyer.
Attorney seeking mental evaluation for Pasco sex offender
The defense attorney for a Pasco sex offender accused of peeping in the windows of a Pasco home said
Attorney says bail too high for burglary suspect
A 46-year-old burglary suspect is in jail on $50,000 bail, which his defense attorney said seems too
Attorney seeking mental evaluation for Pasco sex offender
The defense attorney for a Pasco sex offender accused of peeping in the windows of a Pasco home said
Attorney says bail too high for burglary suspect
A 46-year-old burglary suspect is in jail on $50,000 bail, which his defense attorney said seems too
Attorney seeking mental evaluation for Pasco sex offender
The defense attorney for a Pasco sex offender accused of peeping in the windows of a Pasco home said
Attorney seeking mental evaluation for Pasco sex offender
The defense attorney for a Pasco sex offender accused of peeping in the windows of a Pasco home said
Attorney says bail too high for burglary suspect
A 46-year-old burglary suspect is in jail on $50,000 bail, which his defense attorney said seems too
Attorney seeking mental evaluation for Pasco sex offender
The defense attorney for a Pasco sex offender accused of peeping in the windows of a Pasco home said
Attorney says bail too high for burglary suspect
A 46-year-old burglary suspect is in jail on $50,000 bail, which his defense attorney said seems too
Democratic lawyer to help Gingrich in Va.
Ex-chairman of the Va. Democratic Party is teaming up with conservative group to challenge the decision to exclude Gingrich & Perry from ballot