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Distinguished Litigation and Intellectual Property Attorney Frederick A. Tecce Joins Philadelphia IP Boutique Panitch ...
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, a Philadelphia intellectual property law firm, is delighted to announce the addition of veteran litigation attorney Frederick A. Tecce t
Jeff Ashton announces run for state attorney
Jeff Ashton, one of the prosecutors in the Casey Anthony murder trial, officially announced Tuesday that he's running for state attorney. Ashton, who will run as a Democrat against State Attorney Lawson Lamar, made the announcement at a news conference in downtown Orlando. Ashton, 54, resigned as assistant state attorney last year after spending 30 years as a prosecutor. The native Floridian ...
White powder scare at State Attorney's Office
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Fire and Rescue is responding to a powder scare at the State Attorney's Office in West Palm Beach.
Mintz Levin Attorney Nili S. Yolin to Speak at American Health Lawyers Association Annual Program
Nili S. Yolin, Of Counsel in the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., is speaking at the American Health Lawyers Association’s “Legal Issues Affecting Academic Medical Centers and Other Teaching Institutions” annual program.
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.
Love, etc.: Johnny Weir weds lawyer Victor Voronov
Married: Former U.S. skating champion Johnny Weir , 27, to Victor Voronov , 28, in an NYC civil ceremony, his rep told People . The flamboyant Olympian, who acknowledged he’s gay in a memoir last year, said they plan a larger wedding in the summer. He added that he looks forward to introducing his beau, a Georgetown Law grad, to “my world of glitter and Faberge eggs.” Also that “marriage gives ...
Attorney Handling State's Health Care Lawsuit Files For State Senate Seat
The Las Vegas attorney who is handling Nevada's legal challenge to federal health care reforms announced Tuesday that he will seek election to the state Senate. Republican Mark Hutchison will run in District 6, a northwest Las Vegas seat currently held
Judge asked to block senators ethics hearing
An attorney for state Sen. Scott Bundgaard says a judge should block a legislative hearing on an ethics complaint stemming a domestic violence incident involving the Peoria Republican.
Legal aid underfunding is hurting poor, lawyer says
A Moncton lawyer is calling on the provincial government to make some changes to legal aid in New Brunswick, saying the program is desperately underfunded and that the working poor are suffering as a result.
Jeff Ashton announces State Attorney bid
Former Orlando Police officer Eddie Diaz praised Ashton before the retired prosecutor announced his bid for State Attorney. Calling for sweeping change in an office he insists is run by a politician, retired prosecutor Jeff Ashton announced his bid for State Attorney Tuesday, challenging his former boss and long-time incumbent Lawson Lamar.
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. .
Photos: Ashton makes it official for State Attorney candidacy
Former veteran assistant state attorney Jeff Ashton, the cause célèbre prosecutor from the Casey Anthony trial, made it official, Tuesday, announcing he will run against his former boss and long-time incumbent Lawson Lamar for the Orange-Osceola State Attorney seat. Standing with family and supporters, Ashton addressed reporters in a chilly, outdoor press conference in front [...]
Lawyer in Fraud Investigation: Let Them Repay State
The lawyer representing accused workers and Gov. Malloy don't see eye-to-eye on how to resolve the case.
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 broke into clients husbands home
A New Mexico divorce lawyer is facing charges after authorities said he broke into his client's estranged husband's house.
Commission Appoints Interim District Attorney
The Clark County Commission appointed County Counsel Mary-Anne Miller on Tuesday to serve as interim district attorney. Miller, 55, will take over the reigns for about two weeks, according to county management, which expects a permanent replacement to
Attorney Charges Breach Of Privacy In D-SNAP
An attorney for state employees is charging that the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made a "huge breach of privacy'' by releasing the Social Security numbers of state employees who are under investigation for food stamp fraud.
Attorney Charges Breach Of Privacy In D-SNAP
An attorney for state employees is charging that the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made a "huge breach of privacy'' by releasing the Social Security numbers of state employees who are under investigation for food stamp fraud.
Vietnam detains protester in drug clinic: lawyer
Vietnam has sent a female activist to a notorious drug rehabilitation centre for two years without facing trial as an apparent punishment for taking part in anti-China protests, her lawyer said on Tuesday.
County names interim District Attorney
Mary Anne Miller was announced as the interim Clark County District Attorney on Tuesday.
Cambodia: lawyer charged with aiding the escape of client
On 29 December 2011, Mr Choung Chou-Ngy was charged under Article 565 of the 2009 Criminal Code of the Kingdom of Cambodia (the "Penal Code") -- "Provision of Means for Escape". This charge has been brought in response to the release of Mr Choung ...
Lawyer for Bobby Tameris wants charges dropped
It's up to a Volusia County judge to decide whether to drop charges against a former beach patrol officer accused of a sex crime.
Lawyer: Trooper was too drunk to know where he was
The lawyer for a New York state trooper charged with assaulting a homeowner says his client was so drunk that he didn't realize he had entered someone else's house.
Ex-Lawyer Rothstein Says Funds Didn’t Warn Investors
Scott Rothstein, the Florida lawyer sentenced to 50 years in prison for running a $1.2 billion Ponzi scheme, said officials at three Manhattan hedge funds helped him prop up the fraud in its final months, according to transcripts of a court deposition.
Attorney In 2008 SF Family Murder Case Says Client Was Not ‘Illegal’
Jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of a gang member accused of murdering a father and his two sons in San Francisco nearly four years ago, a case which sparked intense debate over the city's sanctuary policy toward undocumented juvenile offenders.
Lawyer: Accused hospital killer competent to stand trial
The lawyer for accused hospital shooter Jeffery Moretz has backed off earlier statements that he might challenge whether his client is competent to stand trial.
Lawyer: Accused hospital killer competent to stand trial
The lawyer for accused hospital shooter Jeffery Moretz has backed off earlier statements that he might challenge whether his client is competent to stand trial.
Former St. John assistant district attorney suspended from practicing law
A LaPlace lawyer and former St. John the Baptist Parish assistant district attorney has been suspended from practicing law amid allegations that he misused about $85,000 in client funds. The state Supreme Court granted the interim suspension of Kerry Brown...
AseraCare Hospice Responds to U.S. Attorney / Department of Justice Filing
AseraCare Hospice issued the following statement in response to a complaint filed today by the U.S. Department of Justice, alleging that AseraCare violated the law by admitting pat
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.
Attorney wants review of police procedures after teen chokes herself
After weeks of questions, CMPD released cruiser camera video of a teen girl choking herself in a police car.
Cleveland hires former assistant U.S. attorney for Fire Department investigation
Ronald Bakeman, who retired last year, served more than 25 years as an assistant U.S. attorney, heading an organized crime and drug enforcement task force. After retiring in 2011, he spent time in Afghanistan advising nationals on law and investigations.
White powder found in attorney's office
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Four people were hospitalized Tuesday morning after a white powder was found in a letter at a Florida State Attorney's Office, police say.
Lawyer: Election Commission wrong to disallow six abroad from voting
KUALA LUMPUR: The Election Com mission has acted illegally and irrationally when it rejected the application of six Malaysians residing in Britain to be registered as absent voters in the next general election, the High Court heard.
Longtime Madison lawyer Ken Hur dies at 87
Ken Hur, the rotund and effervescent wavy-haired lawyer who introduced legal advertising to Madison air waves and enjoyed poking the vested tummy of his staid barrister colleagues, died Dec. 30 at the state's veterans' home in King.
Convicted killer's attorney seeking new trial
Attorney Daniel Lilley says newly discovered evidence should have been disclosed prior to his client being convicted and sentenced for the murder of Kelley Gorham.
Lawyer plays 'roofie' card in Aspen theft case
ASPEN — A San Francisco woman was arrested early Thursday morning after a police officer saw her sitting in an idling car at a downtown crosswalk, eating a grapefruit and in possession of two top-shelf bottles of vodka she allegedly stole from a luxury hotel.
Lawyer suing Feds over health care for Nevada running for State Senate
Las Vegas attorney Mark Hutchison has announced his Republican bid for the state Senate and the seat currently held by Democrat Allison Copening.
Lawyer arrested before she takes heated religious views to court today
Lawyer Naomi Isaacson was arrested this morning when she showed up to try to explain to a federal judge why she shouldn't be fined thousands of dollars for filling a bankruptcy pleading with religious slurs.
Texas lawyer pursues marathon records, but not for speed
SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - R. Laurence Macon didn't win Saturday's New Year's Double Marathon in the Dallas suburb of Allen. He didn't even come in second. But the prominent San Antonio trial lawyer hopes that he won something else: a new world record. The race was the 113rd certified marathon that Macon completed in 2011, he said. And he did it on his 67th birthday. "It's a great birthday gift ...
Former U.S. Attorney Dwight Holton prepares to run for state attorney general
Holton, 46, took over the job as the U.S. attorney for Oregon in February 2010 and held the position until last Oct. 7, when Amanda Marshall, President Obama's pick for the job, was sworn in.
Nichols Hills attorney faces new charges
Nichols Hills attorney previously accused of helping prisoner escape faces a new charge of filing a false police report and child endangerment.
Local lawyer sues Will County, alleges conspiracy
Oglesby lawyer Gary Peterlin is claiming he and other lawyers are the victims of a shakedown. Peterlin, a former La Salle County state's attorney, recently filed a class action lawsuit against the Will County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Paul Kaupas
Dwight Holton, former U.S. attorney, expected to announce a run for Oregon attorney general
State records indicate no one so far has filed for attorney general in the May primary election.
Fairfax lawyer Glenn Lewis, bankrupt, vanishes
He was one of the legal giants of the Washington area, a former president of the Virginia Bar Association, an acknowledged dean of the divorce bar. Now, lawyers around the region are wondering: Where is Glenn Lewis? The cracks in Lewis’s facade first widened in 2010, when he sued one of his own clients for more than $500,000 in fees and interest, after the client had already paid him $378,000 ...
Attorney Files Suit Against Tripler, Describes Racism, Harassment
An attorney sues Tripler Army Medical Center on behalf of 10 former and current employees who say they endured racial discrimination.
Attorney: State admits lab error on tainted milk
The state Department of Agriculture admitted a "lab error" caused a positive result during a test for an illness-inducing bacteria in a Beaver County dairy's milk last October, an attorney for the dairy said in a court filing.
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.
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.
Lawyer: Allen Hurley may not be competent for trial
SILVER CITY - Gary Mitchell, the defense attorney for Allen Hurley, who is charged with murdering Rachel Torrisi Sierra, is questioning his client s competency to stand trial and has taken the steps to have a competency evaluation done on his client.