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Democratic attorney general candidates face off in first debate (WRGB)
(New York - AP) - Four Democrats vying to succeed Eliot Spitzer as attorney general face off tonight in the race's first head-to-head debate.
Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General: 1 of 3 Teens and 1 of 6 Preteens are Victims of Cyber Bullying; Teenager (SYS-CON Media)
As Pennsylvania's kids prepare to go back to school, Attorney General Tom Corbett, Bucks County District Attorney Diane Gibbons and State Director Bruce Clash of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids today released the results of a nationwide poll on cyber bullying and called on every school in Pennsylvania to have a proven bulling prevention program.
Pontiac attorney sentenced to 15 months in prison (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- Pontiac attorney William Hatchett was sentenced to 15 months in prison at U.S. District Court Thursday for evading the payment of about $382,000 in federal taxes.
Former Nashville attorney Perry March convicted of killing his wife, whose body was never found (CourtTV via Yahoo! News)
(Court TV) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A former Nashville attorney was convicted Thursday of murdering his wife, who disappeared 10 years ago without a trace.
Ianiero lawyer blasts Mexican attorney general (CBC Toronto)
The lawyer for the family of slain Ontario couple Nancy and Domenic Ianiero issued an angry news release Thursday afternoon accusing the attorney general in Mexico's Cancun resort district of slander. Edward Greenspan calls remarks by Bello Rodriguez y Corillo "slanderous, outrageous and completely false.
Democratic N.Y. Attorney General Candidates Define, Snipe (WNBC)
NEW YORK -- The three Democrats trailing Andrew Cuomo in the polls for state attorney general took turns attacking the front-runner Thursday night in the first debate before the party's September primary.
Democratic attorney general candidates define, snipe (WRGB)
(New York - AP) - The three Democrats trailing Andrew Cuomo in the polls for attorney general took turns attacking the front-runner tonight.
U.S. prosecutors change indictment against Conrad Black: lawyer (Canadian Business)
TORONTO (CP) - U.S. prosecutors have changed their indictment against former media baron Conrad Black, including additional charges for tax evasion, Black's Canadian lawyer said Thursday.
U.S. prosecutors change indictment against Conrad Black: lawyer (Canadian Business)
TORONTO (CP) - U.S. prosecutors have changed their indictment against former newspaper tycoon Conrad Black, including additional charges of tax evasion, Black's Canadian lawyer said Thursday.
Ehrlich Attorney Cleared in Lobbying Complaint (Washington Post)
Maryland's independent state ethics commission has dismissed a complaint alleging that the personal attorney to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. improperly acted as an unregistered lobbyist with access to the most powerful figures in Annapolis, the commission said yesterday.
Original copy of slain man's will found in lawyer's files (Knoxville News Sentinal)
An original copy of slain barber David Leath's will has been located in the files of the lawyer who prepared it in 1996, it was revealed Thursday in a Chancery Court hearing.
Attorney says Pauls would have won housing appeal anyway (The Derrick)
Michael Hadley says the city would have lost an appeal his clients planned to file with Venango County court. An attorney for Oil City West End property owners Richard and Leslie Paul believes a city hall oversight only accelerated what would have happened anyway.
San Jose Native Becomes New City Attorney (Hollister Free Lance)
Hollister - Hollister's new city attorney, Stephanie Atigh, is an avowed movie buff (she hosts an annual Academy Awards party in her home) and an avid reader, so identifying her favorite fictional lawyer should be a snap.
Top human rights lawyer held (News Interactive)
BEIJING police have detained one of China's most outspoken human rights lawyers, state media reported today, capping months of contention between the lawyer and police.
Delay Bali bomber executions, says lawyer (The Australian)
THE execution set for next week of three militants convicted for their role in the 2002 Bali bombings should be delayed as officials are aware they plan to file an appeal, their lawyer said today.
Delay Bali bomber executions, says lawyer (The Australian)
THE execution set for next week of three militants convicted for their role in the 2002 Bali bombings should be delayed as officials are aware they plan to file an appeal, their lawyer said today.
Delay Bali bomber executions, says lawyer (News Interactive)
THE execution set for next week of three militants convicted for their role in the 2002 Bali bombings should be delayed as officials are aware they plan to file an appeal, their lawyer said today.
Bali bombers can't be executed yet, says lawyer (INQ7.net)
JAKARTA -- The execution set for next week of three militants convicted for their role in the 2002 Bali bombings should be delayed as officials are aware they plan to file an appeal, their lawyer said Friday.
Ex-attorney convicted of killing socialite wife (Deseret Morning News)
A former Nashville attorney was convicted Thursday of killing his socialite wife, who disappeared 10 years ago.
Ex-Lawyer Guilty in Wife?s Murder in Tennessee (New York Times)
A former Nashville lawyer was convicted of killing his socialite wife, who disappeared 10 years ago. A jury convicted the man, Perry March, 45, of all charges second-degree murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence in the death of his wife, Janet Levine March, who disappeared in August 1996. Ms. Levine March?s body was never found, but she was declared legally dead in 2000. Mr. March
Adoption Lawyer Out (Hartford Courant)
Must Give Up Orphans Practice; Law License Lifted For 120 Days A Westport lawyer who helped place thousands of foreign orphans with American families has been barred from handling future adoptions amid accusations that she was unprofessional and failed to return money to clients, a Superior Court judge ruled this week.
China detains well-known human rights lawyer (The Nation)
Beijing - Chinese police have detained well-known human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng for suspected involvement in criminal activities, state media and his friends said Friday.
Lodhi lawyer welcomes Thomas appeal win (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The lawyer for Faheem Khalid Lodhi, a Sydney man convicted of preparing for a terrorist attack, has described the result of Jack Thomas's appeal as a great shot in the arm for the justice system.
Smithfield Foods' top lawyer might be out of order (Daily Press)
The meat processor's head attorney hasn't been a member of the Virginia bar since 2001. The head lawyer for Smithfield Foods might need to shift duties at the company or hit the law books again because he's not a member of the Virginia State Bar.
Van-plunge dad attacked in hosp: lawyer (New York Daily News)
The Staten Island dad accused in his wife's suicide plunge off Bear Mountain was attacked by a "sexual predator" during a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation, his lawyer charged yesterday.
District attorney, sheriff candidates square off (Wausau Daily Herald)
Professing mostly similar beliefs, Democratic candidates for Marathon County sheriff and district attorney addressed local residents Thursday during a forum at the monthly meeting of the Marathon County Democratic Party.
Lawyer: Chimps need new facility (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
A lawyer says immediate intervention is needed to ensure the health of chimps at a Hill Country sanctuary.
County attorney seeks students for new 'government academy' (Community Press & Recorder)
COVINGTON --During the 34 years he's spent in government, Kenton County Attorney Garry Edmondson has met too many people who don't understand how local government works.
GRAND FORKS: Attorney, bandleader Dick King dies (Grand Forks Herald)
Dick King, a decorated World War II pilot, longtime attorney and founder of the Dick King Classic Swing Band, died Thursday at Altru Hospital six days after suffering a stroke. He was 85.
Attorney: Shooting was heroin related (CentralOhio.com)
MANSFIELD -- James "Phil" Ray shot his roommate three times because he wouldn't give Ray $40 to buy heroin, an attorney said. Ray, 48, of 475 Howard St., is charged with attempted murder and felonious assault, both with a gun specification.
Tioga County: Attorney General candidate receives support from local GOP (Evening Times)
OWEGO - She's making a bid to get elected as the first woman attorney general of New York state, and with the support of the Tioga County Republican Committee, she just might see her dream become reality.
Ehrlich Attorney Cleared in Lobbying Complaint (Washington Post)
Maryland's independent state ethics commission has dismissed a complaint alleging that the personal attorney to Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. improperly acted as an unregistered lobbyist with access to the most powerful figures in Annapolis, the commission said yesterday.
Jville attorney expected to be court again today (The Daily Reporter)
JACKSON — A Jonesville attorney charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct is due back in a Jackson courtroom today for a pretrial hearing. James R. Knapp was arraigned in Circuit Court on Aug. 8, and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing. Knapp is a bankruptcy attorney in Jackson.
Wilson hires top attorney to fight Hudson romance reports (WENN via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
Owen Wilson has hired Hollywood heavyweight attorney Martin Singer to slap a lawsuit on anyone who goes so far to suggest the actor is responsible for his You, Me + Dupree co-star Kate Hudson's marriage split.
Assistant U.S. attorney quits to run for Congress (Dayton Daily News)
J. Richard Chema, a longtime assistant U.S. attorney and Navy veteran, resigned his position Thursday to enter a special Democratic Party primary to challenge U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Centerville, in the November general election.
Tennessee lawyer convicted of wife's murder (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A prominent Nashville lawyer whose wife disappeared 10 years ago has been convicted of murdering her and faces another trial for plotting to kill her parents.
Complaint against Ehrlich lawyer dismissed (Baltimore Sun)
Common Cause said Hamilton might have lobbied without a license A complaint alleging that Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s personal lawyer, David B. Hamilton, violated the Maryland lobbying law has been dismissed by the State Ethics Commission.
Attorney: Patsy Ramsey was asked to meet with suspect (USA Today)
Authorities asked Patsy Ramsey in late May a month before she died of cancer whether she would be willing to meet with the man who claims he killed her 6-year-old daughter, the Ramsey family's attorney said Friday.
County, city attorney resigns (The Pratt Tribune)
There will be openings in two key attorney positions in the city and county following the announcement by Pratt County Attorney and Pratt City Attorney Ernie Richardson that he will resign both positions within the next two and a half months.
Perry March: A lawyer who had it all, then became a killer (CourtTV via Yahoo! News)
Ten years ago, a wealthy painter mysteriously disappeared from the home she shared with her successful lawyer husband and their two children. In her local community of Nashville, rumors spread, but there was no definitive proof that a crime had occurred.
Attorney Says Patsy Ramsey Asked To Meet Karr (AccessHollywood)
BOULDER, Colo. (August 18, 2006) -- Authorities asked Patsy Ramsey in late May -- a month before she died of cancer -- whether she would be willing to meet with the man who claims he killed her 6-year-old daughter, the Ramsey family's attorney said Friday.
Arroyo lawyer on poll raps: Hearsay (INQ7.net)
PRESIDENT Macapagal-Arroyo’s election lawyer yesterday belittled the statements of two men claiming fraud in the 2004 presidential poll, saying it was too late to lodge any protest concerning that exercise.
NEW: Attorney: Patsy Ramsey was asked to meet suspect (Northwest Herald)
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities asked Patsy Ramsey in late May — a month before she died of cancer — whether she would be willing to meet with the man who claims he killed her 6-year-old daughter, the Ramsey family's attorney said Friday.
Lawyer requests generic Plavix halt (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The launch of a generic version of blockbuster drug Plavix would cause "irreparable injury" if it did not stop, a lawyer for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis told a federal judge on Friday.
Lawyer requests generic Plavix halt (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The launch of a generic version of blockbuster drug Plavix would cause "irreparable injury" if it did not stop, a lawyer for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and Sanofi-Aventis told a federal judge on Friday.
Lawyer requests generic Plavix halt (Reuters)
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The launch of a generic version of blockbuster drug Plavix would cause "irreparable injury" if it did not stop, a lawyer for Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. BMY.N and Sanofi-Aventis SASY.PA told a federal judge on Friday.
NEXT MOVE IN CITY PHONE PROBE UP TO STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Telegraph-Forum)
BUCYRUS — Results of an investigation into allegations of misuse of a city cell phone by Mayor Dan Ross and Service Safety Director Sid Seevers are now in the hands of the Ohio State Attorney General’s Office.
Company wants lawyer sanctioned (Lawrence Journal-World)
Wichita — In a rare legal move, the nation’s largest hospital chain is asking a court to sanction a Wichita lawyer who sued the company over its staffing of nurses at hospitals across the country.
Ethics Complaint Dismissed Vs. Ehrlich's Lawyer (WJZ 13 Baltimore)
A complaint alleging that Gov. Robert Ehrlich's personal lawyer, David Hamilton, violated the Maryland lobbying law has been dismissed by the State Ethics Commission.
Lawyer, former gubernatorial candidate disbarred (Boston Globe)
Controversial lawyer and former gubernatorial candidate Barbara Johnson said she will fight her disbarment this week by the state's highest court to the U.S. Supreme Court.