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Cuomo expects 'competitive' attorney general's race (WCAX 3)
ALBANY, N.Y. Democrat Andrew Cuomo says he doesn't expect an easy time against Republican Jeanine Pirro if he wins his party's nomination for state attorney general.
Judge declares lawyer drunk in court (WREG-TV Memphis)
LAS VEGAS A Las Vegas judge has declared a mistrial in a kidnapping case after finding the defense lawyer too drunk to argue the case.
Lawyer: Ossining Mom Murder Suspect 'Fragile' (WCBS-TV New York)
A lawyer for a Westchester County woman accused of killing her mother said the suspect needs medical and psychiatric attention.
Lawyer: Ossining Mom Murder Suspect 'Fragile' (CBS 2 New York)
A lawyer for a Westchester County woman accused of killing her mother said the suspect needs medical and psychiatric attention.
Judge: Lawyer Too Tipsy To Argue Case (CBS News)
A judge ordered a blood-alcohol test for a defense lawyer who was slurring his words, then declared a mistrial after declaring the lawyer, Joseph Caramango, too tipsy to argue a kidnapping case.
Gonzales Tours OTR, Announces New U.S. Attorney For Region (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
As part of his visit to the city, U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales visited Over-the-Rhine -- a neighborhood known for high crime rates, but also an area where there's high hope.
Judge Declares Lawyer Drunk In Court (Local6.com Central Florida)
LAS VEGAS -- A Las Vegas judge has declared a mistrial in a kidnapping case after finding the defense lawyer too drunk to argue on behalf of his client.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Phyllis B. Sumner Joins King & Spalding's Business Litigation Team as Partner (SYS-CON Media)
King & Spalding, a leading international lawfirm, announced today that Phyllis B. Sumner, who most recently served asAssistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, hasjoined the firm as a partner in its business litigation group. Sumnerbrings to the firm extensive experience handling complex, high-profilematters, including the cases against Centennial Olympic Park bomber
Attorney For Alleged Torture Victims Fights Back (CBS 2 Chicago)
Following up on an exclusive report on CBS 2 Monday on the Chicago police torture case. Veteran defense attorney Flint Taylor is fighting back against allegations he is a hustler out for money.
Susan Polk’s Sentencing Attorney Quits (CBS 5 Bay Area)
Convicted murderer Susan Polk's attorney, appointed to represent her at sentencing, has stepped down because he couldn't get a trial transcript, prosecutor Paul Sequeira said Tuesday..
Polk's Sentencing Attorney Steps Down (KGO-TV Bay Area)
Convicted murderer Susan Polk's attorney, appointed to represent her at sentencing, has stepped down because he couldn't get a trial transcript, prosecutor Paul Sequeira said today.
Lawyer passes bar, apparently stops in (CNN.com)
LAS VEGAS, Nevada (AP) -- A judge ordered a blood-alcohol test for a defense lawyer who was slurring his words, then declared a mistrial after declaring him too tipsy to argue a kidnapping case.
Major Mori to continue as Hicks' lawyer (The Age)
The Pentagon has reappointed Major Michael Mori to represent Australian terror suspect David Hicks for another year, with the lawyer declaring he is willing to continue until Hicks is free.
Major Mori to continue as Hicks' lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
The Pentagon has reappointed Major Michael Mori to represent Australian terror suspect David Hicks for another year, with the lawyer declaring he is willing to continue until Hicks is free.
Star Valley taking bids for new town attorney (The Payson Roundup)
The Town of Star Valley is looking for a new town attorney, which could turn out to be its current one.
Ogden Mayor Calling On Co. Attorney In Cop Dispute (KUTV.com)
(KUTV) SALT LAKE CITY The Ogden Mayor has called on the county attorney to investigate his dispute with some city police officers. One officer is under investigation for a serious charge, but no one will say what it is.
Judge declares lawyer drunk in court (WLBT 3)
LAS VEGAS A Las Vegas judge has declared a mistrial in a kidnapping case after finding the defense lawyer too drunk to argue the case.
Judge declares lawyer drunk in court (KTVO-TV Kirksville)
LAS VEGAS A Las Vegas judge has declared a mistrial in a kidnapping case after finding the defense lawyer too drunk to argue the case.
Receipt of 'Goofy' Letter Tips Off Prosecutor to Lawyer Impersonator (Law.com)
A man with a criminal record masqueraded as an attorney for months after stealing the identify of a lawyer with the same name, authorities said.
Drunk Lawyer Turns Up in Las Vegas Court, Judge Orders Mistrial (KLAS)
A Las Vegas judge ordered a mistrial in a kidnapping case after finding a lawyer too tipsy to continue. Intoxicated lawyer provided by the Clark County court, Vo Joseph Caramango showed up late to district court last Thursday, slurring his words.
Attorney, Kida lead in race (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
BEULAH — A general practice attorney and Benzie County's part-time probate judge built a solid lead over the county prosecutor in the race to become the county's full-time probate judge.
HEATHER CALLSIN DIANA'S DIVORCE LAWYER (Daily Mirror)
HEATHER Mills has hired Princess Diana's divorce lawyer to handle her increasingly bitter split from Sir Paul McCartney.
Attorney wants liposuction doc tried in Brazil (The MetroWest Daily News)
FRAMINGHAM -- An attorney in Brazil has told a newspaper there he wants to bring a Brazilian doctor accused of performing a deadly liposuction on a Framingham woman back to his home country to face legal action.
Attorney: Abuse victims 'walking zombies' (Sonoma Index-Tribune)
08.08.06 - "Some of these people are dead. They're like walking zombies." That's how Santa Rosa attorney Michael Fiumara describes clients who claim they were sexually abused by the Rev. Xavier Ochoa, the fugitive priest and assistant pastor at St. Francis Solano Church in Sonoma.
Assault claim against Floyd Irons sent to U.S. attorney (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
The president of the St. Louis School Board said Tuesday that she will ask the U.S. attorney to examine a claim that fired Vashon High School basketball coach Floyd Irons assaulted a 15-year-old special education student six years ago.
Town prosecutor filling in for attorney (The Star-Ledger)
BLOOMFIELD: The council voted to have town Prosecutor Paul Sant'Ambrogio fill in as town attorney until a permanent replacement can be found. The appointment ended weeks of conflict on the council that was spurred by a decision not to reappoint longtime Town Attorney Vincent Pirone.
County attorney steps into Ogden police feud (The Salt Lake Tribune)
OGDEN - The Weber County Attorney's Office will investigate the actions of Ogden Mayor Matthew Godfrey and Police Chief Jon Greiner in the case of an officer who was put on paid leave late last month. Godfrey announced Tuesday that he asked County Attorney Mark DeCaria's office to review the matter to ensure Greiner lawfully and ethically placed Officer Matt Jones on administrative leave July
Ex-Simpson Lawyer Settles Suit Stemming From Death Futures Scam (Los Angeles Times)
The lawyer was accused of helping a client later convicted in the scheme to siphon off millions. The civil action was filed on behalf of investors.
BioCATT director fires back at attorney general's ruling (The Journal Times)
KENOSHA - A ruling from the attorney general's office last month will ruin a nonprofit organization tied to Gateway Technical College, the nonprofit's executive director said Monday.
Lawyer sees big obstacles for UK (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Zoning restrictions are big obstacles that could block the University of Kentucky's plans for a retirement community at Spindletop Hall in northern Fayette County, a Lexington lawyer said yesterday.
Memo writer gets 2d lawyer (Boston Globe)
A former safety official for a Big Dig contractor who has said he wrote a memo in 1999 warning that the Interstate 90 connector ceiling was unsafe has hired a prominent criminal lawyer, just days after the contractor said the document appeared to be fabricated.
Astor attorney lawyers up (New York Daily News)
The controversial lawyer handling Brooke Astor's tangled affairs yesterday hired a criminal defense attorney amid questions about his dealings with clients.
Drunk Lawyer Turns Up in Las Vegas Court, Judge Orders Mistrial (KLAS)
A Las Vegas judge ordered a mistrial in a kidnapping case after finding a lawyer too tipsy to continue. Intoxicated lawyer provided by the Clark County court, Vo Joseph Caramango showed up late to district court last Thursday, slurring his words.
Tough ask for blasts suspects' lawyer (IBN live)
Defence lawyer Majid Memon's thankless job only invites wrath of people, but does not deter him from doing it.
Attorney incensed after viewing FTAA police video (Miami Herald)
As a middle-aged Coral Gables attorney, dressed sharply in a red suit jacket, skirt and black slingback heels, Elizabeth Ritter stood out among the throng of protesters on Nov. 20, 2003.
Attorney general promises help (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales toured Over-the-Rhine on Tuesday and promised local authorities a little help in their effort to combat violent crime.
Defense attorney says D.A.'s Office doesn't have enough evidence to get convictions (WWL-TV New Orleans)
After two high profile shooting suspects made plea agreements this week, some think the District Attorney’s Office does not have the ammunition to fight the backlog of felony cases. Attorneys said it's a matter of life or death—or deals—in the criminal justice system.
U.S. Attorney Eid (The Pueblo Chieftain)
COLORADO’S NEW U.S. Attorney is Troy Eid, who was confirmed in the Justice Department position by the U.S. Senate last week. Mr. Eid, who has had a distinguished professional career in Colorado, replaces William Leone, who has served as U.S. attorney - chief federal prosecutor in Colorado - since December 2004, when John Suthers resigned to become state attorney general. The new U.S.
Group hires lawyer as it fights wind turbine plan (The Buffalo News)
PERRY - A citizens group in Wyoming County has hired a lawyer as it fights a plan to build wind turbines in the Town of Perry. Citizens for a Healthy Rural Neighborhood has retained Buffalo attorney Richard J. Lippes, thanks to an anonymous $2,500 donation, said Valary Sahrle, the group's founder.
Tipsy Lawyer Triggers Mistrial (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
A Las Vegas judge has declared a mistrial in a kidnapping case after finding the defense lawyer too drunk to argue the case.
Attorney General defends payment from DuPont in lead paint case (The Daily Comet)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch is defending a multimillion deal struck with DuPont Co. last year that dropped the company from the state's lawsuit against former lead paint manufacturers.
Attorney general says $4 per gallon gas rumors are false (WOOD TV 8)
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox says rumors circulating about gas stations charging $4 a gallon are false.
Md. lawyer admits falsifying work visa applications (WRIC 8)
BALTIMORE A Bethesda, Maryland lawyer has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison in an immigration fraud case.
Md. lawyer admits falsifying work visa applications (WAVY 10)
BALTIMORE A Bethesda, Maryland lawyer has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison in an immigration fraud case.
Attorney General defends payment from DuPont in lead paint case (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch is defending a multimillion deal struck with DuPont Co. last year that dropped the company from the state's lawsuit against former lead paint manufacturers.
State to pay attorney's fees to captain, court decides (Tacoma News Tribune)
The first female captain in the Washington State Patrol - fired in 2002 and reinstated in 2005 - deserves to have her attorney's fees paid for her, the Washington State Court of Appeals said Tuesday.
Md. lawyer admits falsifying work visa applications (WRIC 8)
BALTIMORE A Bethesda, Maryland lawyer has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison in an immigration fraud case.
Lawyer to file criminal complaint against 'Setsuri' cult member (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)
_ A lawyer representing former followers of the South Korean cult group "Setsuri," or Providence, said Wednesday he will file a criminal complaint with police on Thursday against a South Korean woman he says is in charge of the group's activities in Japan, where many women are suspected of having been sexually assaulted by its founder.
Attorney: Senator Cooperating With Investigators (KDKA Pittsburgh)
Hours after state police swarmed on the Hempfield Township house of State Senator Bob Regola to serve a search warrant, the senator's attorney released a statement saying his client is not only cooperating with investigators – but providing "relevant" information in their investigation of his young neighbor's death.
Polk Attorney Quits; Sentencing Phase Delayed (KTVU 2 San Francisco)
MARTINEZ -- Convicted murderer Susan Polk's attorney, appointed to represent her at sentencing, has stepped down because he couldn't get a trial transcript, prosecutor Paul Sequeira said Tuesday.