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Group plans march outside offices of sheriff, county attorney (KVOA Tucson)
A statewide illegal-immigration advocacy group is planning to march Friday morning outside the Phoenix offices of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
Advocacy group to march sheriff, county attorney offices (KVOA Tucson)
MESA, Ariz. A statewide immigration advocacy group is planning to march tomorrow morning outside the Phoenix offices of Sheriff Joe Arpaio and County Attorney Andrew Thomas.
Lawyer: KPMG Won't Pay Legal Fees (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer for KPMG LLP said Thursday that the accounting firm plans to fight efforts to force it to pay legal fees for a group of former partners facing charges in a criminal tax-shelter fraud probe.
Shortt lawyer calls for probation (News 14 Charlotte)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A former West Columbia doctor scheduled to be sentenced next week for conspiring to illegally prescribe steroids to NFL players shouldn't receive any federal prison time, according to court papers filed by his lawyer.
Attorney General Targets myspace.com (KTRE-TV East Texas)
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, a nationally recognized leader in the fight against online predators, criticized MySpace.com for not implementing real safety measures to protect young users of their social networking Web site from being subjected to sexually explicit images and unwanted solicitations.
U.S. Attorney in Northern California forms options task force (Market Watch)
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) - The U.S. Attorney for Northern California said late Thursday he has formed a local task force to investigate allegations that companies and individuals in the Bay Area retroactively changed the grant dates of stock options with the intent to defraud or mislead shareholders.
Ex-call girl's clash with lawyer halts Sheridan hearing (The Scotsman)
THE Tommy Sheridan defamation trial was halted yesterday after a dramatic clash between a former escort girl and the MSP's lawyer.
U.S. Attorney forms task force to investigate stock options (San Francisco Chronicle)
Northern California's top federal prosecutor said Thursday he has formed a task force to investigate whether companies in Silicon Valley have committed fraud by improperly issuing employee stock options. The task force, formed by U.S. Attorney Kevin...
Shanghai rights lawyer detained again (The Star Online)
CHINESE police have detained a Shanghai lawyer who finished a three-year jail term last month for helping evicted residents seek compensation, a human rights watchdog said.
NY attorney general sues chip makers (AP via Yahoo! News)
New York's attorney general sued leading makers of memory chips Thursday, claiming they made secret price-fixing arrangements that inflated the cost of personal computers and other electronic devices.
Lawyer: Defendant completely shackled when he went 'berserk' (The Daily Advance)
An Edenton lawyer said he believed he was going to be shot Wednesday after an irate defendant in a Northampton County courtroom grabbed a correction officer's gun and started firing.
Plaintiffs Lawyer Defends Pact That Piggybacked Statutory, Contingent Fees (Law.com)
A winning plaintiffs lawyer in a whistleblower suit -- who then had the whistle blown on him for creatively augmenting his fee -- is fighting a court order to give some of the money back.
Suit filed against missing attorney (The Herald-Sun)
Police investigators continued Thursday to try to find the trail of John G. McCormick, a well-known Chapel Hill attorney who was last seen in town earlier this week.
34 state attorney generals plan to file suit Friday against seven makers of DRAM memory chips price-fixing from 1998 to (India Daily)
34 state attorney generals plan to file suit Friday against seven makers of DRAM memory chips price-fixing from 1998 to 2002. The collusion caused artificial hike in price of computers.
Attorney General gets rate cut for gas customers (Fayetteville Observer)
Customers of Piedmont Natural Gas would get rate relief under an agreement announced Thursday between the company and state Attorney General Roy Cooper.
New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and California Attorney General Bill Lockyer charging memory chip (India Daily)
New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer is charging memory chip manufacturers with price fixing. California Attorney General Bill Lockyer weill follow with similar actions tomorrow.
The U.S. Attorney for Northern California will pursue charges against companies that manipulated stock options grant (India Daily)
The U.S. Attorney for Northern California has formed a local task force to investigate stock options grant date manipulation to defraud investors.
Attorney General Clarifies County Oversight Authority (Washington Post)
Montgomery County's independent inspector general has the authority to examine the school system's finances but not evaluate its performance, according to an opinion issued this week by the Maryland attorney general's office.
Panel OKs Tolman as U.S. Attorney for Utah (The Salt Lake Tribune)
WASHINGTON - Brett Tolman's nomination as the next U.S. Attorney for Utah won approval Thursday from the Senate Judiciary Committee, clearing the way for approval by the full Senate. Tolman was praised by members from both parties, including Sen. Orrin Hatch, Committee Chairman Arlen Specter and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Plaintiffs Lawyer Defends Pact That Piggybacked Statutory, Contingent Fees (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A winning plaintiffs lawyer in a whistleblower suit -- who then had the whistle blown on him for creatively augmenting his fee -- is fighting a court order to give some of the money back.
Lawyer confirms Bolante under asylum review (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A Los Angeles-based lawyer confirmed Friday that ex-agriculture undersecreteary Jocelyn "Joc-Joc" Bolante has been interviewed by US authorities after applying for asylum, ANC reported.
Lawyer is missing; so is $1 million (The News & Observer)
More than $1 million in clients' money appears to be missing from accounts handled by a prominent Chapel Hill lawyer who now himself is missing, according to records filed in Wake and Orange courts.
Lawyer Will Seek Circuit Judge Post (The Ledger)
LAKELAND -- Lakeland lawyer Ernest Jones has opened a campaign account for the new Circuit Court seat from Group 27.
Lawyer confirms Bolante under asylum review (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A Los Angeles-based lawyer confirmed Friday that ex-agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn "Joc-Joc" Bolante has been interviewed by US authorities after applying for asylum, ANC reported.
U.S. attorney asked to stop LNG project (Baltimore Sun)
Opponents' lawyer says facility would violate U.S.-Beth Steel cleanup agreement of 1998 Saying that construction of a liquefied natural gas facility at Sparrows Point would violate an agreement that requires the former Bethlehem Steel shipyard to be cleaned up, a lawyer for Baltimore County residents opposed to the LNG terminal is asking the U.S. attorney to stop the project.
Lawyer to begin prison term (Orange County Register)
Melanie Blum, the Irvine lawyer convicted of defrauding out of settlement awards several female clients whose eggs were stolen in the UC Irvine fertility scandal, surrendered in court Thursday to begin serving a four-year prison term.
Lawyer murder 000 call probed (The Sunday Mail)
POLICE are investigating claims officers failed to properly respond to a 000 emergency call moments before a Melbourne lawyer was murdered.
Attorney General's opinion sought on charging abortion providers with murder (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
AUSTIN - A state lawmaker wants Attorney General Greg Abbott to clarify whether laws passed in 2003 and 2005 mean doctors could be charged with capital murder for performing abortions without parental approval or after the third trimester.
Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney Receives report on Darden shooting (WAVY 10)
Norfolk Commonwealth's attorney Jack Doyle sent out a news release today informing media that his office was in possession of the report from the Virginia State Police on their investigation into the shooting death of Officer Seneca Darden.
Attorney General Gets Rate Cut For Gas Customers (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Piedmont Natural Gas customers would get rate relief under a new agreement between the company and the Attorney General's Office. State Attorney General Roy Cooper appealed a decision by the state Utilities Commission to allow Piedmont to use an experimental formula.
State court declines to consider embryo scandal lawyer's appeal (KESQ)
IRVINE, Calif. The lawyer for an Irvine attorney convicted of defrauding clients of settlement awards says she'll surrender to begin serving a prison term after the state Supreme Court declined to consider an appeal.
Lawyer: Why real gun, bullet? (Daily Record)
A lawyer hired Thursday by the family of Scott Harris, a Netcong resident shot in the head during a gunfight re-enactment at Wild West City in Byram, said he asked law enforcement officials to provide answers about safety issues at the theme park.
Attorney General gets rate cut for gas customers (News 14 Carolina)
RALEIGH -- Piedmont Natural Gas customers would get rate relief under a new agreement between the company and the Attorney General's Office. State Attorney General Roy Cooper appealed a decision by the state Utilities Commission to allow Piedmont to use an experimental formula.
Kenya: Commission Rejects Lawyer's Request Yet Again (AllAfrica.com)
The Kiruki Commission thwarted a second spirited attempt by a city lawyer, Oscar Avedi, to represent Artur Margaryan.
Sanders to be named as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Natchez attorney Everett Sanders is expected to get the nod as new city attorney when the Board of Aldermen meets at 6 p.m. today at the Council Chamber building on South Pearl Street.
Attorney General Clarifies County Oversight Authority (Washington Post)
Montgomery County's independent inspector general has the authority to examine the school system's finances but not evaluate its performance, according to an opinion issued this week by the Maryland attorney general's office.
Lynch nominates lawyer to serve as DES Commissioner (Boston Globe)
New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch says he'll nominate a lawyer who specializes in environmental law to lead the state Department of Environmental Services.
Defense Lawyer Questions Authenticity Of Document (KXAN 36 Austin)
Houston -- A lawyer for former Enron chief Jeffrey Skilling Monday questioned the authenticity of a key prosecution document. A witness contends the document showed improper side deals approved by Skilling that allowed Enron to hide losses.
Attorney General Sues Computer Chip Manufacturers For Price Fixing Conspiracy (KARK Little Rock)
Attorney General Mike Beebe announced today that Arkansas is one of 34 states suing some of the world’s largest manufacturers of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips.
Lawyer Says Lobbyist Abramoff Pleading Guilty (KXAN 36 Austin)
Miami -- His lawyer says Jack Abramoff, a close associate of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, is pleading guilty to federal charges in a Florida fraud case.
State Attorney Discusses Alleged Flagler County Jail Abuse (First Coast News)
FLAGLER COUNTY, FL -- The state is investigating alleged abuse inside the Flagler County jail. The investigation began because of this surveillance tape showing the daughter of state attorney John Tanner being wrestled into a restraint chair.
Defence lawyer says use of mole shows there's 'no terrorism in Canada' (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO (CP) - An RCMP informant's decision to go public with how he infiltrated a group accused of plotting terror attacks on Canadian soil has infuriated the lawyer of one of the accused, who says the group was set up.
Lawyer aims to force final replay (The Age)
A French lawyer plans to seek court intervention that he believes could force a replay of the World Cup soccer final. -
City attorney accuses San Diego newspaper of unethical conduct (The Daily Comet)
City Attorney Michael Aguirre accused the San Diego Union-Tribune of unethical conduct for not alerting him that the paper was seeking to have court records unsealed from his 1991 divorce.
Attorney: Woman Wants Holmes Case Tossed (The Sentinel)
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The woman who was allegedly assaulted by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes has asked that charges against the former Ohio State star be dropped, his attorney said Friday.
Third person enters race for Woodbury Co. attorney (Sioux City Journal)
A third candidate has entered this fall's race for Woodbury County Attorney. Jamie Bowers, who until last week was an assistant U.S. Attorney, is circulating petitions to get his name on the November ballot.
Lynch nominates lawyer to serve as DES Commissioner (WCAX 3)
CONCORD, N.H. New Hampshire Governor John Lynch says he'll nominate a lawyer who specializes in environmental law to lead the state Department of Environmental Services.
Attorney General gets rate cut for gas customers (News 14 Carolina)
RALEIGH -- Piedmont Natural Gas customers would get rate relief under a new agreement between the company and the Attorney General's Office. State Attorney General Roy Cooper appealed a decision by the state Utilities Commission to allow Piedmont to use an experimental formula.
Teenage Canada terror suspect granted bail: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A Canadian teenager arrested last month on terror charges for an alleged al Qaeda-inspired plot to blow up targets around southern Ontario, has been granted bail, his lawyer said on Friday.
Teenage Canada terror suspect granted bail: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A Canadian teenager arrested last month on terror charges for an alleged al Qaeda-inspired plot to blow up targets around southern Ontario, has been granted bail, his lawyer said on Friday.