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Wendy's hires Tim Hortons' top lawyer
Wendy's Co. said Tuesday that it had hired the general counsel from Tim Hortons Inc., the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain, in the latest ripple effect of Wendy's and Arby's split last year.R. Scott ...
Lawyer To Straighten Out Lotto Mystery
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A New York attorney who signed a winning Lottery ticket turned in minutes before the deadline says he'll be in Iowa this week to explain the mysterious circumstances behind the jackpot.
Attorney General Kamala D. Harris Files U.S. Supreme Court Brief in Support of Constitutionality of Health Care Reform
SACRAMENTO --- Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the constitutionality of federal health care reform and urging the high court to uphold the landmark law.
Iowa boy's attorney objects to adult court
An attorney for a 14-year-old boy accused in the shooting death of his stepbrother in Kingsley is objecting to a prosecutor's request to handle issues in district court instead of juvenile court.
Attorney to conduct independent investigation
An attorney representing three alleged victims of a reported sexual assault involving the wrestling team at Nodaway High School in Greenfield says he wants an independent investigation.
Longmont homicide: Defense attorney says Raymond Palomino didn't mean to kill
Raymond Palomino didn't intend to kill anyone when he intervened in a fight between his girlfriend and 19-year-old Logan Sisson in a Longmont park on April 20, according to Palomino's defense attorney.
Palm Beach County State Attorney Not Seeking Re-Election
Palm Beach County state attorney Michael McAuliffe says he won't seek re-election.
State attorney lands another job, may leave office early
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Palm Beach County State Attorney Michael McAuliffe announced today he will not seek re-election. "I have achieved the goals I outlined at the start of my tenure. It was never my intention or ambition to be a long-term...
Bill seeks to limit powers of Washington Attorney General
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A bill introduced Monday by a group of Senate Democrats would prohibit the state’s attorney general from unilaterally taking legal action against the wishes of the governor or other agency heads.
W.Va. Attorney General Settles Credit Card Lawsuit with Capital One
The lawsuit filed by Attorney General Darrell McGraw's office claimed Capital One misled consumers about fees and terms of preapproved credit cards.
Leading Trial Lawyer Joins Burg Simpson
Mr. Heckbert is a nationally respected trial lawyer and joins Burg Simpson as Special Counsel. I am delighted to be joining Burg Simpson and truly excited at the possibilities which lie ahead. Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, PC has strengthened ...
Israel prosecutors hold graft hearing for Lieberman
Israel's attorney general was on Tuesday presiding over a hearing to decide whether to indict Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on charges of fraud, breach of trust and money laundering.
Lawyer wants PUC probe of power lines after death
Lawyer wants PUC probe of power lines after death
Lawyer calls Mubarak a pure, law-abiding man
Former President Hosni Mubarak's lawyer defended his client as pure and law-abiding in his opening statement delivered Tuesday in Egypt's trial of the century.
Sheriff hires full time attorney to handle media calls
Lee County sheriff Daniel Simon has hired a Columbia attorney as his personal "legal counsel, advisor and liaison," according to Charlie Jay Johnson, Jr., the man Simon hired last week.
Attorney for Hempfield family alleges utility procedures caused woman's death
An attorney for a Hempfield family suing Allegheny Energy over a woman's death when electric utility lines fell onto her in her yard has questioned the utility's maintenance procedures when installing lines.
Lawyer: Cruise captain "saved hundreds" of lives
Costa Concordia's captain tells court he deliberately maneuvered ship close to shore after initial crash
Attorney dismissing charges against Upshur County sheriff, commissioner
Motions to dismiss have been filed Tuesday in the cases of an Upshur County sheriff and commissioner who faced charges of official oppression and abuse an official capacity.
Lawyer for man who took part in Stanley Cup riot fights cameras in court
VANCOUVER - The lawyer for a man who admitted taking part in the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver says he will be opposing an application that would allow cameras in court.
Lawyer For Fairhope Soldier Accused of Iraq Shooting Death Declines Comment
The lawyer for Fairhope soldier Brent McBride says neither he nor their family will comment on the case at this time. 
Lawyer for man who took part in Stanley Cup riot fights cameras in court
VANCOUVER - The lawyer for a man who admitted taking part in the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver says he will be opposing an application that would allow cameras in court.
TD Bank Aided Rothstein Ponzi Scheme, Investors’ Lawyer Tells Florida Jury
TD Bank helped Scott Rothstein, the convicted and disbarred Florida attorney, keep his $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme afloat by assuring victims their money was safe while Rothstein depleted the accounts, a lawyer for investors told a jury.
Lawyer for Stanley Cup rioter fights cameras in court
B.C. government wants cameras in court to televise the proceedings
Columbia attorney retained to represent SC mother
A notable Columbia criminal defense attorney said Tuesday he is now representing the South Carolina mother of a toddler who has been missing since Thanksgiving.
Lawyer for Stanley Cup rioter fights cameras in court
B.C. government wants cameras in court to televise the proceedings
Attorney drops all charges against three Upshur County officials
An attorney today dropped all charges against three elected Upshur County officials.
Cruise liner captain placed under house arrest: lawyer
ROME (Reuters) - An Italian judge has placed the captain of the stricken cruise liner which capsized off Italy's west coast under house arrest, allowing him to leave jail, his lawyer Bruno Leporatti told Reuters on Tuesday. Captain Francesco Schettino was arrested a day after the disaster accused of manslaughter and abandoning the ship before all of the people were evacuated. Prosecutors say he ...
Lawyer: Jailed captain of Costa Concordia is being placed under house arrest
ROME - An Italian coast guard official vehemently demanded that the captain go back to his crippled cruise ship to oversee its evacuation, but the captain repeatedly resisted, according to a shocking audiotape made public Tuesday.
Attorney sought on charges of stealing clients’ funds
A rrest warrants have been issued for Eugene M. La Vergne, 47, of West Long Branch, for a number of charges including theft and misapplication of entrusted property, both second degree crimes. read more
Columbia Attorney Retained To Represent SC Mother
Columbia Attorney Retained To Represent SC Mother
Attorney in murder case requests compentency hearing for 5-year-old
The attorney for the Coralville woman accused of setting a fire that killed her cousin's son last year has requested information on one of the state's witnesses, a 5-year-old child.
Defense attorney says Scott man did not shoot his parents, names alternative suspect
Attorney says James Anthony Gray did not shoot his parents to death in 2007.
Zardari lawyer suspended
Islamabad, Jan. 17 (PTI): The Pakistan Supreme Court today suspended the licence of a lawyer close to President Asif Ali Zardari as Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani faced the possibility of a case being filed against him for alleged misuse of authority.
State Bar disciplines Rex Gutierrez's defense attorney
The state Bar Association has accused attorney James Reiss, who defended former Rancho Cucamonga City Councilman Rex Gutierrez in a corruption case involving the San Bernardino County Assessor's Office, of misappropriating client funds.
Schulte Roth Hires Ex-Goldman Lawyer Brad Caswell for Regulatory Practice
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP hired Brad Caswell, a former assistant general counsel at Goldman Sachs Group (GS) , to help the New York-based law firm expand its regulatory and compliance practice.
Colorado Attorney General expects school funding decision in a year
DENVER -- Colorado Attorney General John Suthers told lawmakers Tuesday that he expects a Supreme Court decision on the state's appeal of the Lobato education funding lawsuit about a year from now.
Attorney General warns El Paso County on proposed oil and gas regs
The Attorney General's Office last week sent a letter warning El Paso County that its proposed oil and gas drilling regulations conflicted with state regulations.The letter, dated Jan. 10, cited proposed rules on setbacks, excavations, water quality, wildlife, visual and noise impacts and...
"Madison 9" attorney announces suit against state
The attorney for those known as the "Madison Nine" for being defendants in a north Florida voting-fraud case says he plans to sue the Florida Department of Law Enforcement over their arrests.
Ala. AG says agreement possible before spill trial
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange says there are a number of talks under way between various parties involved in the upcoming trial concerning the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He said ...
RIM sues California lawyer
Defamation case arises from U.S. patent fight
I SWEAR, YOUR HONOUR: Lawyer wins 'Nuckin Futs' trademark case
NEW snack gets trademark approval after lawyer argues "f..." and "f...ing" are a part of everyday Australian speech.
RIM sues California lawyer
Defamation case arises from U.S. patent fight
Zardari lawyer suspended
Mukarram Khan Atif was killed at a mosque near his home in Shabqadar town, 35km from Peshawar, by 2 gunmen on motorcycles.
Lawyer wins 'Nuckin Futs' trademark case
A NEW snack will go on sale after its lawyer successfully argued  "f..." and "f...ing" are a part of everyday Australian speech.
Attorney General: Most Barbour Pardons Invalid
Investigators in AG's office have found that only 12 of 180 inmate files meet state pardon requirement.
Lawyer wins 'Nuckin Futs' trademark case
NEW snack gets trademark approval after lawyer argues "f..." and "f...ing" are a part of everyday Australian speech.
Town Attorney concludes 'Pay-to-Play' doesn't stop Turner from running for Montclair Council
Montclair's Township Attorney Tuesday released his interpretation of the municipality's so-called "Pay-to-Play" ordinance, essentially finding that it doesn't bar potential Montclair Council candidate Karen Turner — or those associated with Wall Street firms — from running for office.
Attorney General reverses course, supports holding back percentage of BP settlements
News came in Tuesday court filing
Columbia attorney retained to represent SC mother
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A notable Columbia criminal defense attorney said Tuesday he is now representing the South Carolina mother of a toddler who has been missing since Thanksgiving. Hemphill Pride
Columbia County attorney reveals he helped close deal on Magnolia Trace
Columbia County's attorney confirmed Tuesday that he had been paid to work as the closing attorney on a Martinez land deal on which an affordable housing development is under construction, but denied there was any conflict of interest.