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Law Review: Office of Attorney Ethics acted slowly in Kwasnik case
It has been almost two months since Philadelphia lawyer Michael Kwasnik was charged with stealing more than $1 million from an elderly Cherry Hill widow and accused in a lawsuit by New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors of many millions more.
Lawyer for East Haven wants sanctions against plaintiff in civil rights suit (document)
EAST HAVEN — The attorney for East Haven, its Police Department and three officers accused in the federal civil rights lawsuit that alleges that some police officers mistreated Latinos wants sanctions against a plaintiff who wants to drop his claims.
N.Y. attorney general settles LCD screen price-fixing claims
Seven companies based in Asia will pay $553 million to settle claims by officials in eight states that they conspired to inflate prices for liquid crystal display screens used in televisions and computer monitors, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday.
Lawyer says soldier shooting client was attacked
The lawyer for the 19-year-old California man charged with the attempted murder of an Afghanistan war veteran said his client was under attack when gunfire rang out.
Attorney downplays rulings in Alaska redistricting lawsuit
FAIRBANKS — The attorney defending the Alaska Redistricting Board is playing down the impact a recent slew of decisions will have on a lawsuit over the board’s plan when it goes to trial early next...
Law Review: Office of Attorney Ethics acted slowly in Kwasnik case
It has been almost two months since Philadelphia lawyer Michael Kwasnik was charged with stealing more than $1 million from an elderly Cherry Hill widow and accused in a lawsuit by New Jersey Attorney General Paula Dow of running a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors of many millions more.
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.
Lawyer: New deaths prove Mubarak innocent
CAIRO, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Recent clashes prove Hosni Mubarak did not order security forces to shoot at protesters in the uprising that ousted the former Egyptian ruler, a lawyer said.
Attorney downplays rulings in Alaska redistricting lawsuit
FAIRBANKS — The attorney defending the Alaska Redistricting Board is playing down the impact a recent slew of decisions will have on a lawsuit over the board’s plan when it goes to trial early next...
Remembering a Dean of the White-Collar Bar
Robert G. Morvillo, a prominent New York trial lawyer who pioneered the practice of white-collar criminal defense, was a mentor to a generation of younger lawyers.
Attorney running for Clark's seat
ST. GEORGE - Local attorney V. Lowry Snow announced his candidacy Tuesday for the Utah House of Representatives, aiming to replace outgoing Rep. David Clark, who has resigned from the Legislature to run for Congress.
Indiana University's top lawyer stepping down
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University's top lawyer is stepping down after 17 years in that position.
Top lawyer for Indiana U. steps down
Indiana University's top lawyer is stepping down after 17 years in that position. The university says a national search will be conducted to find a replacement for Dorothy Frapwell, who is the... Read more at www.WISHTV.com
Nelson commonwealth's attorney preparing private practice
Credit: Lee Luther Jr. Phil Payne has served as the Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney for 18 years. When Anthony Martin takes over in January, Payne will return to private practice.
Lawyer: Moms stole from Hawaii toy store for kids
HONOLULU - Single mothers filled with regret were making arrangements to turn themselves after they were seen on...
Lebanese man in U.S. says innocent of money-laundering allegations
The lawyer of a Lebanese family running a used car dealership in Georgia, U.S., says the family is a victim in the U.S lawsuit against Lebanese suspected of funneling money to Hezbollah.
Attorney charged with child corruption
KINGSTON TWP. - An attorney surrendered Wednesday morning on child corruption charges involving two teen girls he coerced into going to a Wilkes-Barre motel.
Lawyer: War vet shooting suspect was attacked
Calif. man charged with attempted murder of Afghanistan war veteran allegedly under attack when gunfire rang out
Indiana University's top lawyer stepping down
Indiana University's top lawyer is stepping down after 17 years in that position.
ATTORNEY GENERAL REACHES SETTLEMENTS WITH LCD MANUFACTURERS IN PRICE-FIXING CASE
LITTLE ROCK - Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced today that the State has reached agreement with some of the world's largest manufacturers of flat-panel liquid crystal display screens, settling a federal lawsuit that alleged the companies' executives conspired to fix the prices of LCD screens in consumers' televisions, computer monitors and other electronic devices. Settlements were re...
Attorney downplays rulings in Alaska redistricting lawsuit
FAIRBANKS — The attorney defending the Alaska Redistricting Board is playing down the impact a recent slew of decisions will have on a lawsuit over the board’s plan when it goes to trial early next...
Nelson commonwealth's attorney preparing private practice
Credit: Lee Luther Jr. Phil Payne has served as the Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney for 18 years. When Anthony Martin takes over in January, Payne will return to private practice.
Breast implant maker used non-approved gels: lawyer
The founder of the French firm that made breast implants feared to be at risk of rupturing has admitted using non-approved but non-toxic silicone gels, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Lawyer For Man Suspected Of Shooting Soldier Speaks Out
The lawyer for the 19-year-old man charged with the attempted murder of an Afghanistan war veteran said his client was under attack when gunfire rang out.
Attorney Bernstein named director of elder law group
Marblehead attorney Paul Bernstein, founder of the Bernstein Law Group, P.C., has been elected as a director of the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (MassNAELA)  for 2012.
Lawyer charged with corruption of minors
An attorney from Butler Township is facing child corruption charges after police say he enticed two teenage girls to have sex.Robert Zanicky, 38, of Sand Hollow Drive, surrendered this morning for his arraignment on two counts of corruption of minors. H
Lawyer Accused of Inappropriate Contact with Underage Girls
A Luzerne County lawyer and head of a sports charity was in court Wednesday, accused of sexual contact with underage girls.
Interim city attorney to also work for Lincoln
Elk Grove Interim City Attorney Jonathan Hobbs was recently hired as the city attorney for Lincoln. He will remain in service for Elk Grove as well as Rio Vista.
Lawyer: 4 women surrender in Hawaii toy store theft, arrested, released pending investigation
KANEOHE, Hawaii — Four women have surrendered to police after they were seen on surveillance footage taking items from a Hawaii toy store before Christmas. Attorney Myles Breiner says they turned themselves in Tuesday, were arrested on suspicion of second-degree theft and then released pending an investigation. They were among a group of six police say hauled away merchandise at the Toys R Us ...
New City attorney accused of stealing from client
An attorney for three Ramapo villages already suspended from practicing law on professional misconduct charges has been accused separately of stealing $70,000 from two clients in a medical malpractice case, the Rockland district attorney announced today.
Lawyer: 4 women surrender in Hawaii toy store theft, arrested, released pending investigation
KANEOHE, Hawaii — Four women have surrendered to police after they were seen on surveillance footage taking items from a Hawaii toy store before Christmas. Attorney Myles Breiner says they turned themselves in Tuesday, were arrested on suspicion of second-degree theft and then released pending an investigation. They were among a group of six police say hauled away merchandise at the Toys R Us ...
Lawyer says man who shot Afghanistan war veteran was attacked
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The lawyer for the 19-year-old California man charged with the attempted murder of an Afghanistan war veteran said his client was under attack when gunfire rang out.
Pasadena Attorney
Bensinger, 51, of Pasadena, has been a name partner at Bensinger Ritt Tai and Thvedt since 1995. He was an associate for Quinn Kully & Morrow from 1991 to 1995 and a deputy federal public defender for the Central District of California from 1987 to 1991.
Texas attorney general settles Medicaid drug suit
Texas has reached an $84 million settlement with Actavis Inc., the prescription drug maker convicted of inflating drug prices to the Medicaid program.
Lawyer: Suspect Was Attacked At Soldier's Homecoming Party
Ruben Ray Jurado was charged Tuesday with attempted murder for using a firearm in the shooting that critically wounded Christopher Sullivan, 22. Sullivan is a Purple Heart recipient and was home from Afghanistan for the holidays.
Lawyer says records show police alcohol monitoring equipment is malfunctioning
Records from police detachments around the province show roadside screening devices are malfunctioning or being improperly maintained says a Vancouver criminal defence lawyer. Paul Doroshenko believes this is why portable breath analyzers should never have been used to provide blood-alcohol results that allow police officers to unilaterally suspend driver’s licences for 90 days.
PA attorney accused of having sexual contact with two teens
An attorney in Luzurne County, Pennsylvania is accused of having sexual contact with two underage girls.
Lawyer files bond motion to spring Beeman from Erie County Prison
Erie County Councilman Ebert Beeman might be free to spend the New Year's holiday at home and not behind bars.
Uintah County Attorney Investigating Pepper Spray Incident
The Uintah County Attorney may file criminal charges in a pepper spray incident during a high school football game.
Butler Twp. attorney charged with child corruption
WILKES-BARRE - An attorney from Butler Twp. is facing child corruption charges after he allegedly enticed two teenage girls to have sex.
Chinese Rights Lawyer Goes On Trial
Lawyer and activist Ni Yulan is known for her fight against government land grabs
Lawyer, cop held in opium bust
Acting on a tip-off, excise sleuths laid a trap and nabbed Ketha Ramu and Yadayya near Necklace Road railway station.
Attorney: Investigators 'have nothing' in Phylicia Barnes case
Police cite progress as anniversary of teen's disappearance passes Relatives gathered Wednesday evening at a Park Heights church to remember Phylicia Barnes and mark the one-year anniversary of the slain teen's disappearance. At the same time, the attorney for a Baltimore man questioned in the case claims that police have no leads and have wasted time on a dead end.
Attorney: Municipalities have legal authority to prohibit hydrofracking
David Slottje, senior attorney with the Community Environmental Defense Council, a pro bono, public interest environmental law firm based in Ithaca, standing, spoke about the legal issues related to banning hydraulic fracturing Tuesday night in the town of Manheim.
Indiana University's top lawyer stepping down
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University's top lawyer is stepping down after 17 years in that position.
Employees must pay attorney's fees to Pacers owner
A nanny and chauffeur who lost their suit against Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon and his wife have lost even more. A Los Angeles judge ordered them Wednesday to pay $122,000 in attorney's fees to the Simons. The judge ruled in September that the employment suit was groundless, holding that the billionaire and his former beauty queen wife, Bui, were extremely generous with nanny Claudia Leite...
Attorney: Investigators "have nothing" in Phylicia Barnes case
Police cite progress as anniversary of teen's disappearance passes As relatives prepare to mark the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Phylicia Barnes, the attorney for a Baltimore man questioned in the case claims police have no leads and have wasted time on a dead end.
Attorney: Municipalities have legal authority to prohibit hydrofracking
Community groups and municipal leaders are becoming increasingly alarmed by the threats posed by high-volume hydraulic fracturing and are beginning to question what, if anything, can be done at the local level to protect the health and welfare of their communities. David Slottje, senior attorney with the Community Environmental Defense Council, a pro bono, public interest environmental law firm ...
Local attorney representing suspect in officer’s death
Orangeburg attorney Carl B. Grant announced Wednesday he has been retained to represent accused cop killer Stephon M. Carter.
Suspect to plead not guilty in shooting of soldier at party, attorney says
A man accused of shooting and paralyzing a U.S. Army soldier at a homecoming party intends to plead not guilty to all charges, his attorney said Wednesday.