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Disbarred Attorney Ordered to Pay $500,000 in Malpractice Lawsuit
An attorney who was suspended and later disbarred for misappropriating client funds has been ordered to pay a former client nearly $500,000 in a malpractice case. A special referee in Manhattan Supreme Court ordered Howard L.

Lawyer says Mexican hotel had history of violence
Long before the body of a TV producer's wife was found in a sewer, the Mexican luxury resort where they were staying had a strange history of crime and violence, a lawyer for Bruce Beresford-Redman said Wednesday.

Queen's speech: reforming the role of the attorney general?
While the coalition appointed excellent legal advisers, reform of the attorney general's role is overdue and could learn from the setup in Northern Ireland One rather curious omission from the Queen's speech on Tuesday was a commitment to reform the role of the attorney general. But it would be wrong to think that the issue has gone away. Dominic Grieve QC was an excellent choice as the ...

Lawyer to discuss strategy with ex-Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick
Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to at least 18 months probation violation.

Lawyer for RPV TV producer says hotel has history of violence
A lawyer for Bruce Beresford-Redman of Rancho Palos Verdes said the Mexican luxury resort where Monica Beresford-Redman was found dead had a history of violence.

Attorney accused of hosting underage drinking party
An Evansville attorney is accused of furnishing alcohol to minors after Vanderburgh County deputies find several underage drinkers at a graduation party, according to a report filed by the sheriff's office.

Beauty queen's lawyer denies evidence of drug link
The lawyer for a beauty queen accused of luring models into drug trafficking insisted Thursday that the evidence against her is purely cosmetic.

Attorney in Collier County Damas murder case leaving Public Defender's Office, case
The attorney for a Naples man accused of killing his family last year is leaving the Public Defender's Office, which will likely delay that case and...

N.Y. Democrats Nominate Attorney General Cuomo for Governor
May 27 (Bloomberg) -- New York states Attorney General Andrew Cuomo accepted the Democratic Partys nomination for governor today, pledging to change the culture of government in Albany, which he characterized as corrupt and dysfunctional.

Gloves are off in California attorney general campaign
Rivals have been accused of inflating resumes, going soft on crime, lying on the ballot and being downright incompetent. "It has been a nasty campaign," said a veteran strategist. In the final weeks before statewide primary elections, the campaign for attorney general has become a slugfest, with candidates stepping up attacks in the fight to become California's next top prosecutor.

Attorney: Apple vulnerable to lawsuit
CUPERTINO, Calif., May 28 (UPI) -- An antitrust attorney said U.S. technology giant Apple was vulnerable to claims it is squelching competition in the business of music downloads.

The tort lawyer and the BP oil disaster
Louisiana's Daniel Becnel has sued drugmakers, carmakers, and Big Tobacco. The BP oil spill, on his home turf, may be his biggest payday yet.

Keep Grant family's lawyer off witness list, attorney asks
An attorney representing John Burris asked a Los Angeles Superior Court judge Thursday not to place Burris on the witness list for next month's murder trial against former BART police Officer Johannes Mehserle.

Attorney: Shenkman may use insanity defense
The attorney for a Connecticut man charged with holding his ex-wife hostage for hours and burning down their home says he may use an insanity defense. Insanity defense - Law - United States - Criminal Defense - Services

Rwanda arrests opposition figure's US lawyer
Rwandan police said on Friday they arrested Peter Erlinder, a US lawyer who is part of the defence team of opposition figure Victoire Ingabire, for denying the 1994 Tutsi genocide.

The Positive Signs of an Effective Miami Personal Injury Lawyer
Finding a good Miami personal injury lawyer is never easy, especially for first-timers. And the fact that every case should meet a deadline only adds to the problem. There are, fortunately, simple ways to find or know if the lawyer is an effective legal professional.

Rwanda arrests U.S. lawyer for genocide denial
Rwandan authorities arrested U.S. lawyer Peter Erlinder Friday over allegations of denying the 1994 genocide in which 800,000 people were slaughtered, police and the chief prosecutor said.

Rwandan police arrest US lawyer
Rwandan police say they have arrested a U.S. lawyer on allegations of genocide denial days after he arrived in the country.