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Mississippi felons push court to restore voting rights

Dec. 3, 2019 5:11 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The man at the center of a Mississippi case aimed at restoring the voting rights of felons said Tuesday that he is fighting on behalf of everyone like him who "made a mistake in life." Dennis Hopkins spoke after judges at the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans heard arguments in...

Correction: Brazil-International Court story

Nov. 29, 2019 7:24 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a story Nov. 28 about a group asking the International Criminal Court to investigate Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, The Associated Press erroneously cited a University of Amsterdam associate professor of international law as saying that a strategy had been adopted by some...

Ads assail conservative legal group over Trump’s court picks

Nov. 28, 2019 6:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A liberal activist group is launching a digital ad campaign targeting the Federalist Society, a conservative legal organization that has championed judges appointed by President Donald Trump, such as Supreme Court Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch. The ads, to appear on LinkedIn...

Prince Andrew faces new pressure to talk to US about Epstein

Nov. 21, 2019 11:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s disgraced Prince Andrew is facing mounting calls to provide information to U.S. law enforcement agencies and to lawyers who are investigating crimes committed by American sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and his associates. Lawyers for Epstein’s victims believe Andrew may...

Q&A: Mark Ruffalo on playing the lawyer who took on DuPont

Nov. 20, 2019 11:42 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Ruffalo learned about corporate attorney Rob Bilott, who for 20 years battled DuPont to expose the harmful effects of the chemical PFOA, along with most of the country: In 2016 through an article in The New York Times Magazine. A cold call from a West Virginia farmer in 1998 who...

Where to look for help with state/local laws, regulations

Nov. 20, 2019 11:32 AM EST

With state and local governments frequently adding laws, ordinances and regulations, small business owners likely will find it hard or impossible to keep track of all the requirements they must meet in the course of running their companies. Whether they’re employers, doing construction or are involved in...

Lawyers investigate Arizona official in child smuggling case

Nov. 19, 2019 2:57 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Officials in Arizona have hired two law firms and a former attorney general to investigate an elected county assessor who is trying to keep his job as he defends himself against human smuggling charges. Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel said Tuesday that the lawyers will investigate...

Dutch man shot in German border town in targeted attack

Nov. 6, 2019 9:53 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A Dutch lawyer living in a border town was shot and seriously wounded in what is believed to have been a targeted attack on him, German authorities and a Dutch attorneys' organization said Wednesday. The 43-year-old victim was struck Wednesday morning in Gronau when assailants opened fire...

WV governor's companies want judge to reconsider $35M order

Oct. 25, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Lawyers for the business empire of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice want a federal judge to reconsider an order that would force the companies to pay $35 million for defaulting on a mining contract. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the lawsuit stems from a 2005 deal in which Kentucky...

Lawyers advise business owners to create buy-sell agreements

Oct. 23, 2019 11:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — When business partners start a company together, they may not want to think about what could happen to their enterprise if one of them dies or gets divorced. Attorneys and accountants advise their clients to be prudent and create a buy-sell agreement that will help to ensure that a stake in...