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Corruption case lawyer pledgesto clearhis name (Financial Times)
David Mills, the lawyer facing allegations of wrong- doing over a corruption case involving Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister, will pledge in an interview published tomorrow to "go on to the offensive" to clear his name.
Partial interest in Lawyer Ron sold to Stonewall Stallions operator (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Days of speculation surrounding one of the top Kentucky Derby contenders ended yesterday when the estate of James T. Hines Jr. announced it had sold a partial interest in Arkansas Derby winner Lawyer Ron to Our Legal Team, LLC.
Judge Fined R.I. Attorney General for Comments in Lead Paint Case (Insurance Journal)
A judge held the Rhode Island attorney general in civil contempt and fined him $5,000 for publicly accusing former lead paint makers of twisting the facts during Rhode Island's landmark lawsuit again
Nevada Attorney General's Office Investigating State Official (KOLO)
The Nevada Attorney General's Office is investigating a state security official, accused of trying to embezzle money and falsifying records.
Will next state attorney general be a woman? (Knoxville News Sentinal)
NASHVILLE - Paul G. Summers' announcement that he will not seek a new appointment as state attorney general has raised the possibility of his successor being the first woman to hold the position.
Lawyer's Double Duty: Advising Bench and Bar (New York Times)
Eric Blinderman runs the finances and legal matters for a chic Manhattan restaurant while also helping an internationally watched tribunal try Saddam Hussein.
Local attorney is also booster for area growth (Belleville News-Democrat)
Garrett Reuter, a Belleville-based business attorney and past president of the Greater Belleville Chamber of Commerce, also was recently named to the board of directors of Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville. He serves on Belleville's West End Promotional Committee, is Vice President of the Southern Chapter of the Illinois CPA Society and works with several other organizations including
Attorney General Curran to announce retirement (Gazette.Net)
Attorney General J. Joseph Curran will announce his retirement today at a news conference in Baltimore. “I intend to tell my staff and my many friends that I intend not to seek re-election,” Curran, a Democrat, told The Gazette on Sunday.
New town attorney scheduled to be sworn in (Marin Independent Journal)
New town attorney Robert F. Epstein of San Rafael will be sworn in at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Town Council meeting, to be held at the Ross Valley School District board room at 110 Shaw Drive.
Court assigns lawyer for Amman 'woman bomber' (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Jordan's state security court assigned a defence lawyer for an Iraqi would-be female suicide bomber who is the only suspect standing trial over deadly hotel attacks in Amman last year.
If you're fired, get a lawyer to get a deal (Contra Costa Times)
You've got an inkling you're going to be fired. Maybe the boss has had it in for you since he or she took over. Or you're a victim of another giant corporate downsizing. Or you're the loser in a power struggle. Whatever your age, income or place in the company, consider talking to an employment lawyer.
Court assigns lawyer for Amman 'woman bomber' (The Nation)
Amnan - Jordan's state security court on Monday assigned a defence lawyer for an Iraqi would-be female suicide bomber who is the only suspect standing trial over deadly hotel attacks in Amman last year.
Jailed Egypt opposition leader's top lawyer missing (Middle East Times)
CAIRO -- Jailed Egyptian opposition leader Ayman Nour's top lawyer and a colleague have gone missing, Nour's wife and spokeswoman, Gamila Ismail, said on Saturday.
Attorney General Won't Seek Seat (The WBAL Channel)
Maryland Attorney General Joe Curran said he will not run for another term.
Kramer resigns position as Yellow Medicine County Attorney, effective May 31 (Advocate Tribune)
Yellow Medicine County has been served by the same county attorney since 1979, 27 years. “I've been at this since 1979 and I'm just now starting to get the hang of things,” joked Yellow Medicine County Attorney Tom Kramer.
If you're fired, get a lawyer to get a deal (Contra Costa Times)
You've got an inkling you're going to be fired. Maybe the boss has had it in for you since he or she took over. Or you're a victim of another giant corporate downsizing. Or you're the loser in a power struggle. Whatever your age, income or place in the company, consider talking to an employment lawyer.
Lawyer to fight charges (Brisbane Courier Mail)
THE lawyer representing Jayant Patel said he expected his client would "vigorously" defend charges brought by the Medical Board of Queensland, but the disgraced surgeon will not appear in person at today's preliminary hearing.
NY Attorney General amends charge against H&R Block (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said on Monday he had amended his lawsuit against H&R Block Inc. , adding additional evidence of fraudulent marketing of individual retirement accounts.
NY Attorney General expands H&R Block lawsuit (Reuters via Yahoo! Asia News)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer on Monday expanded his lawsuit against H&R Block Inc. , adding additional evidence of fraudulent marketing of individual retirement accounts.
NY Attorney General expands H&R Block lawsuit (Reuters)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer on Monday ratcheted up his war against the nation's largest tax preparer, charging that H&R Block Inc. HRB.N management had threatened to fire employees who didn't push overpriced individual retirement accounts.
Lawyer Uninjured In Shooting At Denver Law Firm (The Denver Channel)
Police look for a man who fired a shot at a Denver lawyer's office and threw an incendiary device.
Md. Attorney Gen. Retiring After 20 Years (AP via Yahoo! News)
Maryland's attorney general said Monday he would retire when his fifth term ends later this year, ending nearly half a century in public office.
Md. Attorney Gen. Retiring After 20 Years (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland's attorney general said Monday he would retire when his fifth term ends later this year, ending nearly half a century in public office. "I don't want it said maybe I stayed around too long,'' Attorney General J. Joseph Curran told The Associated Press. "I thought since we've got a great office and I've had a wonderful time serving in government, why not leave while I'm
Lawyer: Deputies want what is ‘fair' (Benton Courier)
The lawyer representing deputies and other employees of the Saline County Sheriff's Department said during opening statements Tuesday afternoon that the plaintiffs are “simply asking (the jury) to be fair and pay them compensation they are entitled to by law.”
Lawyer demands release of alleged murderer of father Piñango (El Universal)
Carlos Durán, the defense lawyer for Andrés Rodríguez, the alleged murderer of the Under-Secretary of the Venezuelan Bishops' Conference (CEV), Monday appeared in the Supreme Tribunal of Justice (TSJ) to demand the release from jail of his client.
Attorney's death complicates CHP trial (The Davis Enterprise)
Published May 05, 2006 - 16:30:21 CDT. Kevin Clymo, the Sacramento criminal defense attorney representing the accused killer of California Highway Patrol Officer Andy Stevens, died Wednesday night, leaving a legal community in mourning.
Uganda: Bukenya Denies Failure to Pay Lawyer Balikuddembe (AllAfrica.com)
THE Vice President, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya, has denied allegations that he failed to pay legal fees to city lawyer Joseph Balikuddembe, who represented him in a defamatory case against The Weekly Observer.
NY Attorney General expands H&R Block lawsuit (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer on Monday ratcheted up his war against the nation's largest tax preparer, charging that H&R Block Inc. management had threatened to fire employees who didn't push overpriced individual retirement accounts.
Benton attorney receives jail time for fourth DWI (Benton Courier)
Benton attorney Jerry Stewart was sentenced today to two years in prison, and Teresa Belew, executive director of Mothers Against Drunk Driving, said the sentence shows “that no one is exempt from the law.”
City attorney: council needs vacancy before replacement (Benton Courier)
Benton City Attorney Sam Ed Gibson said today that “the statute says what it says” in regard to a state law governing what a city council may do when a vacancy occurs.
Benton attorney found dead at home: Hardin, 55, was former prosecutor (Benton Courier)
Benton attorney Joe Kelly Hardin, a former prosecutor, was found dead at his residence on Monday. He was 55. Saline County sheriff's Capt. Jason Massey said it appears that Hardin died of natural causes.
NY Attorney General expands H&R Block (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer on Monday ratcheted up his war against the nation's largest tax preparer, charging that H&R Block Inc. management had threatened to fire employees who didn't push overpriced individual retirement accounts.
Lawyer Aksoy: A delayed ruling, Gulen was already innocent (Zaman Online)
Gulen's lawyer Aksoy pointed out the actions ascribed to his client did not constitute a crime even before the amendments. "The court confirmed the actions ascribed to our client were not proved and did not constitute a crime and unanimously ruled for an acquittal.
Attorney gets 97-day jail sentence (Benton Courier)
Benton attorney Jerry Stewart was sentenced to 97 days in jail on Thursday in Saline County Circuit Court for second- and third-offense driving while intoxicated.
Lawyer says park owner treated unfairly: Numerous code violations cited at mobile home park (Benton Courier)
The lawyer for L.J. Buffington, owner of Buffington Mobile Home Park, told Benton City Council members that he believes Buffington was treated unfairly by the city's code enforcement officers.
Benton attorney shows up at trial legally drunk (Benton Courier)
Benton attorney Jerry Stewart was cited for contempt and jailed Monday after showing up legally drunk for a bench trial in Saline County Circuit Court.
Attorney general says producers contract contract's release (KTVA)
Attorney General David Marquez says it's up to three oil companies when a natural-gas contract is released to the public. Superior Court Judge Larry Weeks yesterday ordered the release of the contract between Governor Murkowski and BP, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips.
49ers in-house lawyer to leave the team (BizJournals)
The San Francisco 49ers' top lawyer is going to go it alone.
Attorney General Carter permanently bans Texas company from operating in Indiana (Frost Illustrated)
INDIANAPOLIS- As a result of an investigation into the door-todoor sales practices of Texas-based National Vacation's Inc., doing business as Horizon Travel, the company will be prohibited from operating in Indiana announced Attorney General Steve Carter. The company is also required to refund custo
NY Attorney General expands H&R Block lawsuit (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer on Monday ratcheted up his war against the nation's largest tax preparer, charging that H&R Block Inc. management had threatened to fire employees who didn't push overpriced individual retirement accounts.
Army lawyer 'warned of AWB scandal' (ABC via Yahoo! Australia & NZ Finance)
A senior Army lawyer seconded to Iraq in 2004 says he warned foreign affairs officials that evidence was emerging which showed AWB was "up to its eyeballs" in corrupt payments.
Janet Reno backs O'Donnell in N.Y. attorney general race (WRGB)
(New York - AP) - Democratic candidate for governor Denise O-Donnell picked up the endorsement of former US Attorney General Janet Reno today. Reno praised O-Donnell's experience in fighting crime and gun violence during her years as a federal prosecutor in western New York.
Md. Attorney General Exits After 20 Years (AP via Yahoo! News)
Maryland's attorney general said Monday he would retire when his fifth term ends later this year, ending nearly half a century in public office.
'Dr Death' living a nightmare: lawyer (The Sunday Mail)
THE backlash against the surgeon dubbed Dr Death had been a "nightmare for him", his lawyer said today. Dr Jayant Patel's lawyer, Damian Scattini, said the Indian-trained doctor was following criminal proceedings against him "very closely" and was taking "it all very seriously".
'Dr Death' living a nightmare: lawyer (The Australian)
THE backlash against the surgeon dubbed Dr Death had been a "nightmare for him", his lawyer said today.
Patel living a nightmare: lawyer (The Advertiser)
THE backlash against surgeon Dr Jayant Patel had been a "nightmare for him", his lawyer said today. Dr Patel's lawyer, Damian Scattini, said the Indian-trained doctor was following criminal proceedings against him "very closely" and was taking "it all very seriously".
Patel's nightmare - lawyer (Brisbane Courier Mail)
THE backlash against surgeon Dr Jayant Patel had been a "nightmare for him", his lawyer said today.
Dr Patel living a nightmare: lawyer (AAP via Yahoo! Australia & NZ News)
The lawyer for the fugitive surgeon dubbed Dr Death says the legal backlash has been "a nightmare" for his client.
$10,000 for a lawyer and a voice in court (Knoxville News Sentinal)
Customers affected by the Halls Memorial Gardens financial scandal pooled together about $10,000 Monday evening. They now will be able to hire a lawyer, which ensures "we will have a voice in court," said Bobby Woodall.
ADA attorney says he will no longer send warning letters (North County Times)
The San Diego attorney known for filing hundreds of lawsuits to get access for the disabled announced Monday morning that he will end his practice of sending shop owners a warning letter and an offer to avoid court ---- and simply file suit instead.