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Attorney general rivals will debate (St. Petersburg Times)
MIAMI - Fending off criticism that he is ducking his lesser-known opponent, Republican attorney general candidate Bill McCollum on Wednesday agreed to at least three formal debates before Election Day.
U.S. Magistrate Klein, veteran defense attorney, dies (Miami Herald)
U.S. Magistrate Theodore Klein, recognized as one of the sharpest legal minds in South Florida during a storied career as a federal prosecutor, defense attorney and judge, died Wednesday afternoon of a lung disease.
Lawyer sentenced in RTA plot (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
The ongoing probe of corruption in former Mayor Marc Morial's administration yielded its latest result Wednesday when New Orleans lawyer John S. Keller was ordered by a federal judge to serve three years of probation and 200 hours of community service for his role in a scheme to swindle more than $500,000 from the Regional Transit Authority.
U.S. attorney craves tasks (Rocky Mountain News)
Troy Eid has never met a challenge he didn't like. His latest challenge began in August, when he was sworn in as the 41st U.S. attorney for Colorado.
Smith's lawyer says he is father of baby girl (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith said that he was the father of the reality TV star's newborn girl, who has been the couple's one "ray of hope" as they have grieved the death of her 20-year-old son in the Bahamas.
Defense Lawyer Admits Violating Probation (Hartford Courant)
Court Hearing Stemmed From Drunken-Driving Conviction A prominent Hartford defense lawyer admitted Wednesday that he violated conditions of his probation from a drunken-driving conviction.
Barbs fly in race for attorney general (San Jose Mercury News)
Though Democrat Jerry Brown is better known, has more money and enjoys a double-digit lead in the polls, a state Senate Republican is making a serious bid to defeat him for the office of state attorney general.
City attorney says expenses questionable (San Jose Mercury News)
San Jose's city attorney said Wednesday he has ``concerns'' that mayoral candidate Chuck Reed and other council members spent money illegally when they used public funds to make payments to political and religious organizations.
Dyleski's attorney accepts new job (Contra Costa Times)
The attorney who defended Scott Dyleski on murder charges said Wednesday that she has resigned from the Contra Costa Public Defender's Office to join a private practice.
Lawyer Wants Therapy, Not Trial (WMTW Auburn)
The lawyer for a North Yarmouth couple charged with kidnapping their 19-year-old daughter in hopes of forcing her to get an abortion says a reasonable conclusion to the episode would be for the case to be removed from the courts.
Falk to Face Von Hollen in Attorney General Race on Nov. 7 (Iowa Farmer)
The most closely watched statewide race on Primary Election Day was that for attorney general. It didn't take long before results coming in from areas other than Dane County foretold the conclusion: Peg Lautenschlager was the first incumbent attorney general to be defeated in a primary since 1948.
Lawyer Stern makes case newborn's daddy (The Columbus Dispatch)
Anna Nicole Smith’s long-timee lawyer and confidant, Howard K. Stern, has revealed that he’s the "proud father" of her baby girl, who was born three days before her son Daniel passed away unexpectedly in the Bahamas.
Lawyer Wants Therapy, Not Trial (WCSH 6 Portland)
The lawyer for a North Yarmouth couple charged with kidnapping their 19-year-old daughter in hopes of forcing her to get an abortion said a reasonable conclusion to the episode would be for the case to be removed from the courts.
Lawyer Wants Therapy, Not Trial (WLBZ Bangor)
The lawyer for a North Yarmouth couple charged with kidnapping their 19-year-old daughter in hopes of forcing her to get an abortion said a reasonable conclusion to the episode would be for the case to be removed from the courts.
Lawyer wants therapy, not trial (WCAX 3)
PORTLAND, Maine The lawyer for a Maine couple charged with kidnapping their 19-year-old daughter in hopes of forcing her to get an abortion says they need counseling, not criminal charges.
D.C.'s Attorney General to Leave Next Month (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
WASHINGTON (AP) - D.C. Attorney General Robert Spagnoletti says he will resign next month to go into private practice. Spagnoletti is the city's first attorney general. He has recommended his chief deputy, Eugene Adams, to be his replacement.
City attorney says mayoral candidate Reed's expenses questionable (San Jose Mercury News)
San Jose's city attorney said Wednesday he has ``concerns'' that mayoral candidate Chuck Reed and other council members spent money illegally when they used public funds to make payments to political and religious organizations. Post a Comment
Barbs fly in race for attorney general (San Jose Mercury News)
Though Democrat Jerry Brown is better known, has more money and enjoys a double-digit lead in the polls, a state Senate Republican is making a serious bid to defeat him for the office of state attorney general.
Lawyer wants therapy, not trial (WCAX 3)
PORTLAND, Maine The lawyer for a Maine couple charged with kidnapping their 19-year-old daughter in hopes of forcing her to get an abortion says they need counseling, not criminal charges.
Attorney: Melton's Bodyguards Should Be Tried Separately (WAPT.com)
The attorney who represents Jackson Mayor Frank Melton's former bodyguards wants their cases separated from the mayor's.
Republican Attorney General candidate fields questions from Miami lawyers... (Miami Herald)
Republican Attorney General candidate fields questions from Miami lawyers Reversing course, Republican Attorney General candidate Bill McCollum answered questions Wednesday from the audience at a Dade County Bar Association luncheon alongside rival Democrat Walter ''Skip'' Campbell.
HP lawyer quits over 'spy' probe (BBC News)
Hewlett Packard's top lawyer resigns before a hearing on whether it broke laws while investigating media leaks.
Ghana: Lawyer Okudzeto's Show of Force (AllAfrica.com)
THERE WAS an open show of bravado and power, at an Accra Fast Track High Court yesterday, when a senior officer of the bar and one time President of the Ghana Bar Association (GBA) heavily descended on a colleague lawyer, who was seeking that an absconding warrant issued against the Managing Director (MD) of Ghana Breweries Limited (GBL) be effected.
District Attorney charges two in Bishop State thefts (WPMI 15)
Investigators for the Mobile County District Attorney's Office have served warrants on a Bishop State Community College employee and an alleged student said to have be pocketed financial aid money for their own personal use.
Lawmakers scold HP as top lawyer resigns (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Hewlett-Packard Co.'s top lawyer resigned on Thursday as U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers scolded current and former top executives for invading individuals' privacy to find the source of boardroom leaks.
Lawyer Wants Therapy, Not Trial (WCSH 6 Portland)
The lawyer for a North Yarmouth couple charged with kidnapping their 19-year-old daughter in hopes of forcing her to get an abortion says a reasonable conclusion to the episode would be for the case to be removed from the courts.
D.C.'s Attorney General To Leave Next Month (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
D.C. Attorney General Robert Spagnoletti says he will resign next month to go into private practice.
Lawmakers Scold HP as Top Lawyer Resigns (eWeek)
Hewlett-Packard's top lawyer resigned as U.S. House of Representatives lawmakers scolded current and former top executives for invading individuals' privacy to find the source of boardroom leaks.
Attorney: Geddings Feared He Would Lose Commission Seat (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
Former state lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings feared losing his seat on the commission if state regulators knew about his previous work with a for-profit lottery company, an attorney testified Thursday at his federal fraud trial.
Attorney: Geddings Feared He Would Lose Seat (WXII-TV Winston-Salem)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- An attorney testifying at the Kevin Geddings trial said the former state lottery commissioner feared losing his seat if word got out about his work for a for-profit lottery company.
Lawyer says blood test clears coach (Honolulu Advertiser)
A 65-year-old Wahiawa man accused of sexually assaulting two boys was examined by a doctor and had his blood tested within hours of his arrest and neither the tests nor exam found any indication that the man has a sexually transmitted disease, his lawyer said yesterday.
Judge resentences lawyer who leaked Plunder Dome tape (Boston Globe)
A federal judge fined a defense attorney $40,000 Thursday for leaking a confidential videotape to a TV reporter, a decision reached after an appeals court ruled the lawyer should not pay for the investigation that implicated him.
Judge Refuses To Set Bail For NYC Lawyer In Underaged Sex Case (WNBC)
A Manhattan judge refuses to set bail for a lawyer who fled to Canada and was captured later in an East Village hotel after he was accused of paying underaged girls for sex.
Smith satisfied by report on son, lawyer says (ABC 7 El Paso)
NASSAU, Bahamas A lawyer says that Anna Nicole Smith believes a pathologist's conclusion that her son died from an accidental lethal combination of drugs shows...
Judge resentences lawyer who leaked Plunder Dome tape (WLNE-TV)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A lawyer who leaked an F-B-I videotape showing a mayoral aide taking a bribe is resentenced after an appeals court found the fine levied on him was inappropriate.
Smith satisfied by report on son, lawyer says (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
NASSAU, Bahamas A lawyer says that Anna Nicole Smith believes a pathologist's conclusion that her son died from an accidental lethal combination of drugs shows he didn't commit suicide.
Smith satisfied by report on son, lawyer says (KLTV Texas)
NASSAU, Bahamas A lawyer says that Anna Nicole Smith believes a pathologist's conclusion that her son died from an accidental lethal combination of drugs shows...
Smith satisfied by report on son, lawyer says (NewsChannel 10 Amarillo)
NASSAU, Bahamas A lawyer says that Anna Nicole Smith believes a pathologist's conclusion that her son died from an accidental lethal combination of drugs shows...
Attorney in rape case: Truth will clear firefighter (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
The attorney for a Rochester firefighter who has been accused of rape asked during a brief press conference in his office today for the community to keep an open mind about the charges against his client.
HP Top Lawyer Latest Casualty of Scandal (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
The purging of Hewlett-Packard Co. reached higher into its executive ranks Thursday with the resignation of the company's top lawyer, who helped oversee covert efforts to root out the source of boardroom leaks.
HP Top Lawyer Latest Casualty of Scandal (KiplingerForecasts.com)
(AP) SAN JOSE, Calif. The purging of Hewlett-Packard Co. reached higher into its executive ranks Thursday with the resignation of the company's top lawyer, who helped oversee covert efforts to root out the source of boardroom leaks.
Attorney: North Slope settles excessive force lawsuit (KTVF Fairbanks)
An attorney representing a teenage girl who claimed police used excessive force during an arrest says a settlement has been reached.
Dunn's lawyer asserts 'inaccuracies' in H-P probe timeline (Market Watch)
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- After Patricia Dunn spent hours before Congress Thursday on the receiving end of a public lashing, her lawyer fought back, claiming that a company version about the leak probes that led to a scandal and to Dunn's resignation as Hewlett-Packard Co.'s chairwoman contained inaccuracies.
Defense Attorney Among Members Of N.C. Innocence Commission (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
A prominent criminal defense attorney most recently involved in the Duke University lacrosse case is one of the members of the newly appointed members of the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission.
Attorney General Orders Fuel Dealer To Pay Back Delivery Charge (WPTZ Plattsburgh)
Vermont's attorney general ordered a Tunbridge fuel dealer to refund customers for a delivery fee they were charged.
Defense attorney among members of N.C. Innocence Commission (Fayetteville Observer)
A prominent criminal defense attorney most recently involved in the Duke University lacrosse case is one of the members of the newly appointed North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission.
Patricia Dunn's Attorney James Brosnahan Sends Letter to HP Attorneys Regarding 8-K Filing (SYS-CON Media)
In response to media and other inquiries, following is the letter sent by Patricia Dunn's attorney James Brosnahan in response to an 8-K filed by HP :
Attorney general files suit against car dealer (Dayton Daily News)
troy — The Ohio Attorney General is joining those seeking reimbursement from former Troy area auto dealer Charles "Joe" Bowman.
State briefs | Attorney testifies in Geddings fraud trial (The State)
Former N.C. lottery commissioner Kevin Geddings feared losing his seat on the commission if state regulators knew about his previous work with a lottery company, an attorney testified Thursday at his federal fraud trial.
Lawyer in Terror Case Apologizes for Violating Special Prison Rules (New York Times)
The once defiant lawyer defending a fundamentalist Islamic cleric struck a more somber tone in a letter to a judge, pleading for leniency.