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Lawyer makes startling argument in Supreme Court hearing on FCC
A lawyer arguing that the FCC has gone overboard in its regulation of broadcast nudity and language directed the justices' attention to the bare buttocks of statues in the Supreme Court. The justices are considering whether FCC rules are inconsistent. 
Bankruptcy Attorney Firm Macey Bankruptcy Law Says Unfair Collection Practices Could Have Been Prevented
CHICAGO, IL-- - According to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the United States Bankruptcy Code, it is illegal to pursue debts that have previously been dissolved by a bankruptcy court judge. ...
Attorney Appointed For Dorothee Burkhart During Extradition Process
The mother of the man suspected of setting dozens of fires in Hollywood over the holidays has had an attorney appointed to represent her during the federal extradition process.
Van der Sloot likely to admit killing Peruvian woman, his attorney says
LIMA, Peru -- Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, scheduled for another hearing before a Peruvian court Wednesday, is likely to admit having killed a young woman in Lima in 2010, according to his attorney. Van der Sloot also is the chief suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, an American...
Lawyer says sorry to Kalimullah and withdraws remarks
KUALA LUMPUR: Lawyer Matthias Chang apologised to businessman Datuk Seri Kalimullah Hassan for making various allegations against the businessman during a June 13, 2006, press conference.
Attorney to amend complaint filed over BZA decision
LA PORTE COUNTY — An attorney representing the petitioners at last November’s La Porte County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting said he will file an “amended complaint” after local property owners Barbara LaGrossa and Jack Sturken requested to be removed as co-plaintiffs in a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief.
Exclusive: Ex-SEC lawyer said to settle Stanford-linked case
Former Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Spencer Barasch is expected to settle Department of Justice civil charges that he inappropriately represented alleged Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford, people ...
Lawyer Recorded Shooting Himself Speaks Out
A Polish lawyer who survived after shooting himself in the head at a news conference has spoken from his hospital bed about the suicide bid.
Ligambi’s lawyer seeks dismissal of conspiracy charge
The lawyer for reputed mob boss Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi says the feds have gotten it all wrong.
Attorney files new request for SPD to turn over dash cam videos
The Seattle Police Department is being asked to turn over three dozen dashboard camera videos of police arrests, which may or may not show misconduct by the arresting officers. The man making the request is a prominent Seattle lawyer, but in this case, he says he’s acting as an ordinary citizen.   As an attorney, James Egan was given two controversial videos involving his clients. One involved a ...
Attorney sued by Seattle files new request for SPD dash cam video
Are Seattle police willing to take a hard look at themselves? A local attorney hopes to find out by testing the department with a new request for police dash-cam videos.
Attorney: Beheading video should not have been permissible in murder conviction
Posted Jan. 10, 2012, at 5:14 p.m.
Bar clears city attorney of Jones complaint
Bar clears city attorney of Jones complaint HOUSTON CHRONICLE Copyright 2012 HOUSTON CHRONICLE. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 07:46 p.m., Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Jones alleged last summer that Feldman violated the legal profession's ethical standards by providing legal advice to her before an investigation into ...
Lawyer-Turned-Poker Player Faces Civil Suit
A former longtime San Diego lawyer, who also won thousands playing poker in Las Vegas, is now facing accusations of embezzlement.
Corona lawyer explains why he quit
MANILA, Philippines - Lawyer Ernesto "Jun" Francisco Jr. on Wednesday finally broke his silence on why he resigned as a member of the defense panel in the impeachment trial of Chief Justice Renato Corona.
Lawyer Parodies Viagra Ads To Explain Drawbacks Of Tax Break For Married Couples
A new law allows widows and widowers to add any unused estate tax exclusion of the spouse who died most recently to their own. Like a drug in clinical trials, its full effect has yet to be tested.
Attorney general tells Oklahoma chiefs of police that information is public
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruittwrites letter warning chiefs of police that information on initial incident reports is open to the public. The letter came after a complaint that Edmond police weren't releasing information required by the state's Open Records Act.
Council names attorney for case against Spies
SALISBURY -- A local attorney will represent the city in the case against Councilman Tim Spies for failure to make mandatory repairs to his Virginia Avenue home.
Attorney general seeks to clarify Open Meeting Law
New language will attempt to clarify what it means for a governmental body to intentionally violate the state’s Open Meeting Law.
Attorney to amend complaint filed over BZA decision
LA PORTE COUNTY — An attorney representing the petitioners at last November’s La Porte County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting said he will file an “amended complaint” after local property owners Barbara LaGrossa and Jack Sturken requested to be removed as co-plaintiffs in a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief.
Lawyer claims cops trying to cow students
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 — Lawyer for a Universiti Malaya (UM) student who was remanded four days for allegedly refusing to co-operate in an impromptu police search, claimed today authorities are trying to smother growing student activism here.
Lawyer claims cops trying to cow students
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 — Lawyer for a Universiti Malaya (UM) student who was remanded four days for allegedly refusing to co-operate in an impromptu police search, claimed today authorities are trying to smother growing student activism here. “The police are intimidated by student uprising in the country. This is revenge as they cannot accept that ...
La Puente searches for new city attorney
LA PUENTE - The city may soon go through yet another round of leadership changes with the possible selection of a new city attorney and the ousting of long-time counsel Jamie Casso.
Attorney denies his female client had sex with VFMA student
The lawyer for a Horsham woman who is accused of furnishing alcohol to students at Valley Forge Military Academy and having sex with a 16-year-old student admits that his client provided alcohol to students but denies the sex ever happened.
Lawyer claims cops trying to cow students
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 11 — Lawyer for a Universiti Malaya (UM) student who was remanded four days for allegedly refusing to co-operate in an impromptu police search, claimed today authorities are trying to smother growing student activism here. “The police are intimidated by student uprising in the country. This is revenge as they cannot accept that ...
Attorney General attends Supreme Court Argument on Texas’ Redistricting Maps
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott attended an oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court, which granted the state’s emergency stay request after a federal district court improperly redrew redistricting maps enacted by the Texas Legislature.
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.
Ligambi's lawyer seeks dismissal of conspiracy charge
The lawyer for reputed mob boss Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi says the feds have gotten it all wrong. In a motion filed Tuesday, Edwin Jacobs Jr. argued that the conspiracy charge filed in May under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act against his client and nine codefendants should be dismissed.
Casey Anthony reportedly planning to dump lawyer Jose Baez
Casey Anthony is planning to fire her lawyer Jose Baez, who defended her in the 2011 murder trial involving her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, because she is angry over how he is handling the media circus around her first sit-down interview.
Ligambi's lawyer seeks dismissal of conspiracy charge
The lawyer for reputed mob boss Joseph "Uncle Joe" Ligambi says the feds have gotten it all wrong. In a motion filed Tuesday, Edwin Jacobs Jr. argued that the conspiracy charge filed in May under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act against his client and nine codefendants should be dismissed.
Attorney: Statute of limitations prohibits assault charge for Roman Zareczny
APPLETON The attorney for a man charged last week in connection to a 1989 Appleton rape claims the case was filed nearly 17 years beyond the deadline for prosecution.
'Harassed' by police lawyer ends life
A lawyer, who was allegedly being harassed by police, was found dead in a well today which prompted other advocates to boycott work in courts.
Attorney says parents thought son had swollen glands
The parents of an 8-year-old Ohio boy who died of cancer in 2008 have pleaded guilty to attempted involuntary manslaughter in his death.
Attorney asks for new trial for Winters
On Jan. 27, San Bernardino Superior Court takes up the Chalen Winters trail once more. The court will hear and possibly rule on a motion for a new trial.
Attorney: Statute of limitations prohibits assault charge for Roman Zareczny
APPLETON The attorney for a man charged last week in connection to a 1989 Appleton rape claims the case was filed nearly 17 years beyond the deadline for prosecution.
Smyth Co. attorney says 'closed meeting was legal and valid'
At the heart of the closed-meeting question are a series of decade-old Virginia attorney general opinions saying that a legislative body can secretly discuss personnel as long as those employees are under its direct control. Talk about employees controlled by another board or officer must be done in the open, the opinion states.
State attorney general eyeing Williams case
STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL Sam Olens appointed a prosecutor Friday to look into the case against former judge Amanda Williams (above). (Tribune & Georgian file photo)
Lawyer: Charges against NC woman on ‘Teen Mom 2’ retaliation for her cyberstalking claim
BOLIVIA, N.C. — A North Carolina teenager who stars on MTV’s reality show “Teen Mom 2” has been charged with making harassing phone calls and communicating threats. Brunswick County sheriff’s Sgt. Del Routh said Jenelle Evans of Oak Island was released on $1,000 bond shortly after her arrest Tuesday. Evans did not have a listed telephone number, but attorney Dustin Sullivan says the charges are ...
Lawyer: Charges against NC woman on ‘Teen Mom 2’ retaliation for her cyberstalking claim
BOLIVIA, N.C. — A North Carolina woman who stars on MTV’s reality show “Teen Mom 2” has been charged with making harassing phone calls and communicating threats. Brunswick County sheriff’s Sgt. Del Routh said 20-year-old Jenelle Evans of Oak Island was released on $1,000 bond shortly after her arrest Tuesday. Evans did not have a listed telephone number, but attorney Dustin Sullivan says the ...
Attorney: Victim of fatal FAMU band hazing attack was gay
ORLANDO, Fla. (MCT) — Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion was gay, which may have been one reason why he was beaten so severely during a hazing attack in Orlando last semester, the Champion family’s attorney said Tuesday.
Lawyer: House exposé just "tip of the iceberg"
A Cebuano lawyer who is among the volunteers of the House panel that will prosecute Chief Justice Renato Corona before the Senate impeachment trial said yesterday that they have more than enough evidence to convict the chief magistrate.
County attorney under investigation
The Wyoming Supreme Court has referred Sweetwater County Attorney Brett Johnson to the Wyoming Bar Association’s Bar Counsel for investigation.
Attorney accused of embezzling over $1m
Authorities say woman allegedly took money from clients in two-month period
Lawyer's drug conviction upheld
Halifax defence lawyer Anne Calder has lost her bid to get a drug conviction overturned.
Defendant Shoots Lawyer Dead In German Court
A defendant has shot a prosecutor dead in a German court, according to the state justice ministry.
New Free Monthly Lawyer PR Marketing Training
CHICAGO , Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Chicago's Pro Serve Public Relations teams up with the Midwest Consulting Group to secure colleague sponsors of Free PR Marketing Training for lawyers so they can ...
Ex-M&A Lawyer Sentenced To Two Years In Tax Case
A former mergers-and-acquisition lawyer at a prominent Wall Street law firm was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday after he admitted last year to failing to pay taxes on millions of dollars of income.
Corporate Finance Attorney Jim Ritter Joins Sheppard Mullin Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, DC-- - James F. Ritter has joined the Washington D.C. office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP in the firm's Corporate practice group. Mr. Ritter was previously a partner with Latham ...
Disgraced Doni a 'destroyed man', says lawyer
Former Atalanta captain and Italy midfielder Cristiano Doni is a destroyed man after being banned and arrested for match-fixing, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
Attorney General candidate Patrick Murphy did not take Pa. bar exam
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former U.S. representative running for Pennsylvania attorney general never took the state bar examination and has not tried a case in the state's courts. Patrick Murphy told The Associated Press this week he took Minnesota's bar exam after graduating from Widener University Law School in Harrisburg in 1999. He says he was entering the Army Judge Advocate General Corps ...