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Schuylkill district attorney wants third assistant (The Morning Call)
Larger workload cited. Full-time job would focus on drug cases. Laboring this year under double the number of criminal trials than last year, Schuylkill County District Attorney James P. Goodman has asked county commissioners for a third full-time assistant, one who would focus on prosecuting drug dealers.
Thai coup leaders want lawyer as prime minister (The Star Online)
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military coup leaders are close to naming a civilian prime minister and he is likely to be a lawyer able to steer political reform, not the expected economist, air force chief Chalit Phukpasuka said on Friday.
County attorney sets retirement (Hattiesburg American)
Jeff Holliman, Forrest County supervisors' attorney of 15 years, announced his retirement during a supervisors meeting Thursday. He will retire effective Dec. 31.
R.I. attorney general says he opposed deal, sentences in nightclub fire case (Boston Herald)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - After 100 people were killed in a nightclub fire three years ago, Attorney General Patrick Lynch promised to prosecute the two brothers who own the club to the fullest extent of the...
Lawyer says Fieger owes him $350,000 (WOOD TV 8)
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- An attorney representing prominent Michigan lawyer Geoffrey Fieger in a dispute with the state Supreme Court says Fieger owes him $350,000, according to a filing...
Lawyer says Fieger owes him $350,000 (Lansing State Journal)
SOUTHFIELD - An attorney representing prominent Michigan lawyer Geoffrey Fieger in a dispute with the state Supreme Court says Fieger owes him $350,000, according to a filing with the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Takeda to Get Attorney's Fees Back (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Law firm Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge said Friday its clients, pharmaceutical companies Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America Inc., won an award of attorney's fees in their case against generic drug makers Alphapharm Pty Ltd. and Mylan Laboratories Inc.
Democrats Sue Texas Attorney General; Allege Voter Intimidation (KWTX-TV Waco)
(September 22, 2006)--A civil lawsuit filed Thursday says Attorney General Greg Abbott is using a 2003 law about mail-in ballots to intimidate elderly, disabled and minority voters.
City attorney Flores to retire from job in October (Laredo Morning Times)
City attorney Jaime Flores has officially anounced his retirement, effective Oct. 31, and is moving on to the unknown. “I don’t know what I’ll do. I don’t have a job waiting for me,” Flores said Thursday afternoon. “I may go shake a tree. I may complete a great American novel.
Attorney points to heparin’s packaging (Fort Wayne News-Sentinel)
INDIANAPOLIS — The packaging of the blood thinners that were mistakenly switched in a string of hospital errors that killed three premature babies is confusing, the attorney for the families of two of the infants said Thursday.
U.S. attorney in Seattle says budget cuts could slow prosecutions (The Olympian)
SEATTLE - The U.S. attorney for Western Washington says budget cuts are limiting his capacity to prosecute criminal cases, and some must be left to county prosecutors although federal penalties would be tougher.
Lawyer: Fieger Owes $350,000 (ClickOnDetroit)
A lawyer said Geoffrey Fieger has failed to pay him $350,000 for representing him in a dispute with the Michigan Supreme Court.
Lawyer says Fieger owes him $350,000 (Detroit Free Press)
An attorney representing prominent Michigan lawyer Geoffrey Fieger in a dispute with the state Supreme Court says Fieger owes him $350,000, according to a filing with the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Lockyer: District Attorney Cannot Make ‘Rap Sheets’ Public (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
Criminal history records and similar documents maintained in a database by a district attorney are not public records and cannot be disclosed, other than to persons and agencies specifically designated by law, Attorney General Bill Lockyer has opined.
Hospital lawyer testifies in Rhode Island corruption probe (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for Roger Williams Medical Center testified Thursday that he was unaware former state Sen. John Celona was working as a lobbyist for the hospital while employed as a consultant for one of the hospital's partners.
Governor, attorney general on Rodriguez: "A just verdict."... (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
It was a just verdict. That's what North Dakota's governor and attorney general are saying about a jury's decision today to sentence Alfonso Rodriguez Junior to death. Jurors gave the death sentence to Rodriguez in Fargo today for the November 2
Attorney General subpoenas Globovisión CEO (El Universal)
The Attorney General Office served a notice to Alberto Federico Ravell, director general of TV news channel Globovisión. The CEO should appear before the 37th national court of law next Tuesday, October 3rd.
Lynch says he opposes pleas; lawyer says prosecutor proposed deal (WPRI 12 Providence)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Attorney General Patrick Lynch on Thursday maintained he opposes a plea deal in which nightclub owners Jeffrey and Michael Derderian will avoid pleading guilty to charges in a 2003 fire that killed 100 people, though their lawyer says his office proposed the terms.
Lawyer for Roger Williams testifies in corruption case (WPRI 12 Providence)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A lawyer for Roger Williams Medical Center spends the day testifying in the federal corruption trial of three health care executives.
Attorney general yet to link Hurd to HP scandal (Financial Times)
Bill Lockyer, the California attorney general, on Friday said that his office had yet to uncover evidence linking Mark Hurd, Hewlett-Packard’s chief executive, to illegal activity in connection with a boardroom spying scandal that has rocked the world’s second-biggest computer maker.
Attorney named new executive director of LAHSA (Los Angeles Daily News)
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Commission on Friday named attorney Rebecca Isaacs its executive director, capping a months-long shakeup at the agency.
CA attorney general: No evidence yet to charge Hurd (InfoWorld)
( InfoWorld ) - A spokesman from the California attorney general's office Friday said that Attorney General Bill Lockyer at this point does not have any evidence to charge Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) Chief Executive Officer and President Mark Hurd with a criminal offense in the ongoing investigation into  HP's probe of journalists and board members . However, Thomas Dressler, a Lockyer
Attorney General Patrick Lynch answers questions about the Derderian deals. (WLNE-TV)
Reporter Jeremy Tung interviews Attorney General Lynch about the latest developments from the Station Nightclub criminal case.
Attorney gives conservation ideas (South Florida Business Journal)
A Bilzin Sumberg attorney has suggested the government speed up its Cooperative Conservation initiative.
Fieger’s Lawyer Says He’s Owed $350,000 (22WSBT South Bend)
(AP) A lawyer says Geoffrey Fieger has failed to pay him $350,000 for representing him in a dispute with the Michigan Supreme Court.
UK Attorney general backs legalising of phone-tap evidence (The Register)
Cites US wire-tapping success Phone-tap evidence could be admitted as evidence in court as the attorney general signals a change in UK Government policy. Lord Goldsmith told The Guardian newspaper that phonetap evidence is a "key tool" that should be used.…
Justice Department Announces Appointment of Jeffrey A. Taylor as United States Attorney for the District of Columbia (U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News)
The Justice Department today announced the appointment of Jeffrey A. Taylor to serve as the United States Attorney for the District of Columbia. Taylor will serve under an Attorney General appointment. He will succeed Kenneth Wainstein, who was confirmed Thursday to serve as the first Assistant Attorney General for the Department's new National Security Division.
Lawyer: Courts shouldn't give police deadlines (CNews)
VANCOUVER (CP) — Courts have no business giving police deadlines for their investigations or offering advice on when police should use deadly force, a government lawyer argued Friday.
District Attorney considering defamation charges (Watertown Daily Times)
JEFFERSON - Jefferson County District Attorney David Wambach said Friday afternoon he is considering charging four people with defamation of character for statements they may have made that might relate to the August death of Jefferson EMS Director Mark Fisher.
Attorney general candidates will debate (Watertown Daily Times)
MADISON (AP) - Attorney general hopefuls J.B. Van Hollen and Kathleen Falk will take each other on in a debate next month in Madison.
DA looking into search process for attorney (Town Online)
The Worcester District Attorney’s office is investigating a complaint against the Board of Selectmen’s handling of a Sept. 12 meeting, which discussed hiring a town attorney.
Supreme Court Blasts Attorney Investigative Group (KITV TheHawaiiChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
The Hawaii Supreme Court on Friday harshly criticized the people who investigate attorney misconduct.
Suit against Park County civil attorney dismissed (Bozeman Daily Chronicle)
LIVINGSTON - A lawsuit accusing Park County Civil Attorney Tara DePuy of conflict of interest has been tossed out of court and the people who filed it must now pay DePuy's legal costs, a judge has ruled.
Attorney claims client did no wrong (Henry Herald)
The attorney representing Billy Matejowsky, the Locust Grove businessman who stands accused of stealing $30,000 from a customer, said his client did nothing criminal.
Supreme Court Blasts Attorney Investigative Group (The Hawaii Channel)
HONOLULU -- The Hawaii Supreme Court on Friday harshly criticized the people who investigate attorney misconduct.
Hewlett-Packard Ousts Dunn; Lawyer, Investigator Also May Leave (Bloomberg.com)
Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. ousted Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and is negotiating the departure of its top lawyer and an investigator as it tries to contain a scandal over a probe into media leaks.
Hewlett-Packard Ousts Dunn; Lawyer, Investigator Also May Leave (Bloomberg.com)
Sept. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. ousted Chairwoman Patricia Dunn and is negotiating the departure of its top lawyer and an investigator as it tries to contain a scandal over a probe into media leaks.
Attorney wants depositions sealed (The News-Press)
Fred Cooper's defense attorney not only wants his trial in a different county, but now he wants all depositions in the case sealed. On Oct. 3, Lee Circuit Judge Thomas Reese will decide whether to grant the motion, filed by Deputy Public Defender Ken Garber.
Judge: Lawyer will give up files (2theadvocate.com)
LAFAYETTE — A federal magistrate judge has ordered a suspended lawyer under federal indictment to turn over all his case files and assist a group appointed to help his clients find new representation.
State attorney's wife 'found safe' (iafrica.com)
The wife of an Eastern Cape state attorney was found safe and unharmed after fears that she may have been abducted, police said on Friday.
Aide to Attorney General Is Interim U.S. Attorney (Washington Post)
The Justice Department yesterday appointed Jeffrey A. Taylor, the counselor to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, to be U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia.
Lawyer Ron ready to bounce back (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
BOSSIER CITY -- Lawyer Ron appeared to be his usual energetic self as he walked in the Louisiana Downs paddock Friday morning before heading to the track to train.
Rightmire ditches his attorney (Tallahassee Democrat)
Richard Rightmire, convicted on 88 counts of sex crimes, told a circuit judge Friday he would represent himself at his sentencing because he is unhappy with his attorney, Alex Morris.
Chesco lawyer is held for trial on theft charges (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A West Chester lawyer was held for trial yesterday on theft charges. Daniel L. McCaughan, 45, is accused of soliciting $20,000 from the mother of a drug dealer so the "feds don't seize it," according to a criminal complaint. When Diane Stansberry asked for the money back, McCaughan said he paid it to a client who was Christopher Stansberry's alleged supplier. McCaughan, who posted $50,000 bail
Lawyer Ron favored in Super Derby (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Lawyer Ron is back on track, and ready to take on a formidable field in today's $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs. The 3-year-old colt is coming off a win in the St. Louis Derby on Aug. 28, his first start since finishing 12th in the Kentucky Derby and then undergoing surgery to remove a small chip in his right hind ankle.
Chesco lawyer is held for trial on theft charges (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
A West Chester lawyer was held for trial yesterday on theft charges. Daniel L. McCaughan, 45, is accused of soliciting $20,000 from the mother of a drug dealer so the "feds don't seize it," according to a criminal complaint. When Diane Stansberry asked for the money back, McCaughan said he paid it to a client who was Christopher Stansberry's alleged supplier. McCaughan, who posted $50,000 bail
Sanders sworn in as new city attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Tyree Irving conducted the swearing-in ceremony to install Everett T. Sanders as new city attorney for Natchez on Tuesday.
Attorney general race turns to oil, water (Colorado Springs Gazette)
DENVER - Appointed Attorney General John Suthers wants to make it official with Colorado voters in November, but he’ll have to beat Boulder County attorney Fern O’Brien to keep his job.
Attorney: Accused pursued condo reimbursements simultaneously (Daytona Beach News-Journal)
The attorney representing the president of a Ponce Inlet condo complex, who police say stole thousands of dollars in insurance money, said Friday his client is an upstanding member of the business community and further investigation will clear her name.
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.