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State Attorney: Men Cannot "Decline" Fatherhood (WTOL News 11)
BAY CITY, MICHIGAN (AP) -- A state attorney is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a men's rights group on behalf of a man who is declining fatherhood. Assistant Attorney General Joel McGormley says 25-year-old Matt Dubay has a financial obligation to support his daughter.
Attorney General warns of storm scams (Wapakoneta Daily News)
Summer storms such as the high winds and tornado that ripped across Auglaize County about 10 days ago deposited more than debris and rubble. Faced with property damages, consumers can fall prey to con artists, officials with the state Attorney General’s Office say.
Voiculescu was not part of the political police, if he was, he never knew it - says lawyer (Nine O'Clock)
BUCHAREST – Dan Voiculescu’s lawyer Sergiu Andon, in the contestation he submitted to CNSAS on Tuesday, argues that the PC President had not been a collaborator of the Securitate and that the ‘Felix’ signed reports did not contain any delation, being obtained either by pressure or without he being aware of that.
Jail conditions improved for bomb plot suspects, lawyer says (CBC Toronto)
Conditions have improved in the Milton, Ont., jail where most of the 17 suspects charged with terror-related offences are being held, a lawyer told CBC outside of court.
Sears Gave Unfair Benefits to Canada Banks, Ackman Lawyer Says (Bloomberg.com)
July 4 (Bloomberg) -- Sears Holding Corp., the biggest U.S. department store company, offered two Canadian banks benefits not available to other shareholders in its attempt to buy out its Canadian unit, a lawyer for investor William Ackman told a regulatory panel.
Judge Rejects an Ismaili Lawyer (Arab News)
After reading an article in the Al-Watan newspaper published on June 13 that said that 53 Saudi lawyers were given licenses to start practicing law in the Kingdom, I called a lawyer friend of mine.
Simms stepping up for attorney general (Gazette.Net)
With his sights newly trained on attorney general, Stuart O. Simms is hoping to tap into some of the support he garnered in the Washington region during his brief run for lieutenant governor.
Port Richey Hires Local For City Attorney (The Tampa Tribune)
PORT RICHEY - City council members decided to take their own advice and use local businesses when they hired Jim Mathieu as city attorney this past week.
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.
Prinsloo lawyer fined R15 000 (News 24 South Africa)
Advocate Dirk Prinsloo's former lawyer has been found guilty by Pretoria North magistrate's court of malicious damage to property.
Palm Coast attorney suspended from law practice (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday suspended attorney Hans Charles Feige of Palm Coast from practicing law in the state for three years after finding he failed seven clients during court proceedings in five cases.
Lawyer dismisses calls to try teenage strangling case in adult court (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for one of two teenage girls accused of murdering one of their friends says any move to change to the way the case will be dealt with would be "a return to the dark ages".
Scorned Attorney Sues Kiss-and-Tell Web Site (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer who claims his reputation is being harmed by comments posted online by purported ex-girlfriends has filed a defamation lawsuit against a site operator and her company in Pennsylvania state court.
Khmer Rouge cadre says trials cannot be fair - lawyer (Khaleej Times)
PHNOM PENH - A lawyer defending one of Pol Pot’s surviving henchman said on Wednesday his client could not get a fair trial because nearly all Cambodian judges on the Khmer Rouge tribunal had lost relatives in the genocide.
Controlling your future through a power of attorney (Jewish World Review)
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | By signing a power of attorney, you authorize your chosen agent to perform the acts you designate. You can bestow on your agent either broad or narrow authority.
New lawyer for murder accused (myKawartha.com)
A Toronto lawyer will now defend a man charged in connection with the 1997 murder of 21-month-old Jenna Mellor. On Tuesday, the suspect's former lawyer, Richard Boriss of Peterborough, told This Week he will no longer be representing the suspect in Jenna's murder.
ACLU lawyer finds success, respect - in Texas (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
After an almost 40-year career, Fort Worth lawyer David Broiles remains passionate about protecting civil rights and civil liberties.
McInnes Cooper picks new top lawyer (The Halifax Daily News)
One of Atlantic Canada's largest law firms has a new top lawyer.
Cameron not endangering patients: lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Dr. Ian Cameron may use some unusual language in his professional communications, but that's not enough to take away his licence, his lawyer told a hearing Tuesday.
State Attorney: Men Cannot "Decline" Fatherhood (WTOL News 11)
BAY CITY, MICHIGAN (AP) -- A state attorney is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a men's rights group on behalf of a man who is declining fatherhood. Assistant Attorney General Joel McGormley says 25-year-old Matt Dubay has a financial obligation to support his daughter.
Lawyer assaulted (di-ve)
Dr. Tonio Azzopardi was assaulted as he was walking to court to perform his duties as a defence lawyer. In a statement, the Chamber of Advocates deplored the incident and the fact that another lawyer has been assaulted whilst performing his duties in court.
Father and son under house arrest for assaulting lawyer (di-ve)
VALLETTA, Malta (di-ve news) July 05, 2006 -- 1625CEST -- A 56-year-old man and his 26-year old son were on Wednesday charged with theft and with assaulting and injuring lawyer Dr. Tonio Azzopardi in his office in Valletta on July 3rd, 2006.
Kenya: Lawyer Questions AG's Bid to Terminate Rights Case (AllAfrica.com)
The office of the Attorney-General (AG) does not have a prosecutorial policy, a lawyer claimed in court on Monday.
Blunt picks KC lawyer for ethics commission (Kansas City Star)
Gov. Matt Blunt today named Kansas City lawyer Michael Kilgore to the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Investigator to look into state attorney general's action (Courier-Post)
TRENTON - A special investigator will look into the state attorney general's action in rushing to the scene of a traffic stop where her boyfriend had been pulled over, then freed upon her arrival, Gannett New Jersey has learned.
State Attorney: Men Cannot "Decline" Fatherhood (WTOL News 11)
BAY CITY, MICHIGAN (AP) -- A state attorney is asking a judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a men's rights group on behalf of a man who is declining fatherhood. Assistant Attorney General Joel McGormley says 25-year-old Matt Dubay has a financial obligation to support his daughter.
Juventus lawyer says demotion to Serie B 'acceptable' (Sports Illustrated)
A lawyer for Juventus, the Serie A powerhouse at the center of match-fixing allegations, told a sports tribunal Wednesday that demoting the club to the second division would be an "acceptable" penalty for its role in the largest soccer scandal in Italian history.
Attorney to speak on intellectual property law (The Business Journal of Jacksonville)
A local intellectual property attorney will speak about issues involving trademarks, copyrights and publishing July 13 at a joint meeting of two public relations organizations.
Lawyer says Lay's family doesn't get a pass with his death (KBCI Boise)
HOUSTON A Houston lawyer says Kenneth Lay's death doesn't mean his family automatically gets to keep the millions of dollars he made from Enron. The energy company's founder died of a heart attack this morning. He was due to be sentenced in October for convictions on fraud tied to Enron's collapse.
Lawyer says Lay's family doesn't get a pass with his death (WREG-TV Memphis)
HOUSTON A Houston lawyer says Kenneth Lay's death doesn't mean his family automatically gets to keep the (m) millions of dollars he made from Enron.
Lawyer says Lay's family doesn't get a pass with his death (ABC 7 El Paso)
HOUSTON A Houston lawyer says Kenneth Lay's death doesn't mean his family automatically gets to keep the (m) millions of dollars he made from Enron. The energy company's...
Lawyer says Lay's family doesn't get a pass with his death (WOI-TV Des Moines)
HOUSTON A Houston lawyer says Kenneth Lay's death doesn't mean his family automatically gets to keep the (m) millions of dollars he made from Enron.
Lawyer says Lay's family doesn't get a pass with his death (KBCI Boise)
HOUSTON A Houston lawyer says Kenneth Lay's death doesn't mean his family automatically gets to keep the millions of dollars he made from Enron. The energy company's founder died of a heart attack this morning. He was due to be sentenced in October for convictions on fraud tied to Enron's collapse.
Lawyer says Lay's family doesn't get a pass with his death (KTVO-TV Kirksville)
HOUSTON A Houston lawyer says Kenneth Lay's death doesn't mean his family automatically gets to keep the (m) millions of dollars he made from Enron.
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales to Deliver Remarks at Naturalization Ceremony Aboard the USS Intrepid (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News)
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales will deliver congratulatory remarks to new citizens and discuss the need for immigration reform at a naturalization ceremony aboard the USS Intrepid on THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2006 at 10 A.M. (EDT).
Lawyer says Lay's family doesn't get a pass with his death (WOI-TV Des Moines)
HOUSTON A Houston lawyer says Kenneth Lay's death doesn't mean his family automatically gets to keep the (m) millions of dollars he made from Enron.
Lawyer says Lay's family doesn't get a pass with his death (WHO-TV Des Moines)
HOUSTON A Houston lawyer says Kenneth Lay's death doesn't mean his family automatically gets to keep the (m) millions of dollars he made from Enron.
Lawyer says Lay's family doesn't get a pass with his death (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
HOUSTON A Houston lawyer says Kenneth Lay's death doesn't mean his family automatically gets to keep the (m) millions of dollars he made from Enron. The energy company's...
It is impossible to rape in the front seat of car, says lawyer (Gulf News)
Dubai: It is "absolutely illogical and uncommon" to rape someone in the front seat of a small car during the evening rush hour, argued a lawyer defending the alleged rapist of a 21-year-old worker.
Top aide to state's attorney quits (Chicago Tribune)
A high-ranking aide to Cook County State's Attorney Richard Devine resigned today, several days after two relatives recommended by her to work in the office were charged with bilking people out of thousands of dollars.
Part-time county attorney put in 40-50 hours per week, job changed to full-time on July 1. (Cut Bank Pioneer Press)
The Glacier County Commis-sioners approved part-time Glacier County Attorney Larry Epstein's request to make the position full-time at their meeting on June 29. The change went into effect Saturday, July 1, which was the start of the county's new fiscal year.
Discrimination Against Lawyer: Justice Ministry’s Clarification (Arab News)
This is the second and concluding part of Al-Ghamdi’s article about a Jeddah-based lawyer who was allegedly discriminated against by a judge on account of his Shiite background.
Parole Hearing Postponed For Man Accused Of Kidnapping Local Attorney (NBC 13 Birmingham)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A parole hearing for a man accused in the abduction of a local attorney was postponed Wednesday. Dedrich Griham is accused of kidnapping and assaulting the woman.
City Attorney Calls Cecil Field Petition Illegal (WJXT News4Jax.com via Yahoo! News)
The attorney for the city of Jacksonville released a letter Wednesday in which he called the petition to reopen Cecil Field illegal.
Lawyer says Lay's family doesn't get a pass with his death (KLAS)
HOUSTON A Houston lawyer says Kenneth Lay's death doesn't mean his family automatically gets to keep the (m) millions of dollars he made from Enron.
DISTRICT ATTORNEY TIM COLE PLANS TO RESIGN (KFDX Newscenter 3)
One of Texoma`s most well known law authorities is now in trouble with the law. 9th District Attorney Tim Cole has announced his pending resignation as D.A. for Montague, Archer and Clay Counties after an arrest for DWI. A spokesperson for the Marshall County Sheriff`s Office in Madill, Oklahoma says Cole was arrested around 1:50am this morning in Lake Texoma State Park for DWI. Cole was charged
Syracuse City Attorney Fired (WTVH)
Jul 05, 2006 - The Mayor of Syracuse fired his Chief Attorney Wednesday night. Mayor Matt Driscoll says Council Terri Bright refused to execute his orders and drop the City’s appeal of a lawsuit involving the Carousel Center Mall expansion.
Simms to run for attorney general (Gazette.Net)
With his sights newly trained on attorney general, Stuart O. Simms is hoping to tap into some of the support he garnered in the Washington region during his brief run for lieutenant governor.
Ethics panel to probe R.I. attorney general (AP via Yahoo! News)
The state Ethics Commission agreed Wednesday to look into a complaint brought against Attorney General Patrick Lynch about campaign donations he accepted from a lawyer for DuPont Co. when he was negotiating to drop the company from the state's lawsuit against former lead paint makers.
Ethics Panel to Probe R.I. Attorney General (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The state Ethics Commission agreed Wednesday to look into a complaint brought against Attorney General Patrick Lynch about campaign donations he accepted from a lawyer for DuPont Co. when he was negotiating to drop the company from the state's lawsuit against former lead paint makers. The commission will conduct a preliminary investigation to decide if there is evidence to