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FTC Officials Foresee Problems With Proposed Rules for Attorney (The New York Sun)
Officials at the Federal Trade Commission are warning that proposed state rules to restrict attorney advertising could lead to even higher legal fees and needlessly restrict competition among personal injury lawyers. In a letter dated September 14, several officials of the FTC gave a detailed criticism of the proposals by the state's court system.The rules are intended to put an end to misleading
Defense attorney sentenced to 10 years for theft (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
PEORIA, Ill. - A longtime defense attorney has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing $278,000 from the bank account of an elderly client and using the money to gamble.
Rights lawyer still illegally detained in China (Scoop.co.nz)
Renowned Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, who sent shockwaves throughout China and the world by openly speaking out against the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) persecution of Falun Gong, is currently being illegally detained in a Chinese prison, and denied opportunities to meet with his lawyer.
Lawyer claims child killer was set up (News Interactive)
THE NSW jails authority deliberately misled the state's parole board in providing it with a reason to revoke parole for convicted child killer John Lewthwaite, his lawyer has said.
Lawyer claims child killer was set up (Sydney Morning Herald)
The NSW jails authority deliberately misled the state's parole board in providing it with a reason to revoke parole for convicted child killer John Lewthwaite, his lawyer says.
Pirro firm on N.Y. attorney election (The Washington Times)
NEW YORK (AP) -- A defiant Jeanine Pirro said yesterday she is determined to stay in the state attorney general's race and will seek a federal investigation into the leak of sealed court documents that state she planned to secretly record her husband, whom she suspected of having an affair.
Another resignation: HP's top lawyer is the sixth executive to leave amid the leak scandal. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The purging of Hewlett-Packard Co. reached higher into its executive ranks yesterday with the resignation of the company's top lawyer, who helped oversee covert efforts to root out the source of boardroom leaks.
Attorney: 2 drop suit against priest (Sun-Sentinel)
The attorney for a suspended Broward County priest said Thursday that a sexual misconduct lawsuit against the priest had been dropped, and that the Archdiocese of Miami would be asked to reinstate him.
In-house attorney idea aired (Sun-Sentinel)
Davie · A debate over whether Davie should have an in-house attorney took an unusual turn during a recent Town Council meeting.
Residents hire lawyer (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
Opposition to a county government-sponsored industrial park in Saucier became sharper Thursday when a group of residents officially organized and hired a lawyer to fight the project.
Smith reportedly weds her lawyer (Boston Globe)
Anna Nicole Smith married her longtime lawyer, Howard K. Stern (inset), yesterday on a catamaran off the Bahamas, 18 days after her 20-year-old son died in her hospital room, according to Star magazine. Officials in the Bahamas, meanwhile, say they're still investigating Daniel Smith's death and won't be influenced by the findings of a private pathologist who says a combination ...
Solomons attorney-general arrested (Sydney Morning Herald)
An Australian lawyer appointed as the new Solomon Islands Attorney-General has been arrested in Port Moresby at the request of the Australian Government.
N.Y. attorney general race going straight to video (Chicago Sun-Times)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- The National Organization for Women came to the defense of Jeanine Pirro, and Republican leaders said there were no plans to drop her as their candidate for state attorney general Thursday after it learned she is under federal investigation over a plan to secretly record her unfaithful husband.
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.
Attorney general to take over Lafayette bugging case (KPLC)
LAFAYETTE, La. Lafayette Parish District Attorney Mike Harson has agreed to allow the state Attorney General's Office to take over the illegal bugging case against former Lafayette Police Chief Randy Hundley.
Attorney Speaks on Coach's Behalf (KGMB 9 Honolulu)
Fred Rames is accused of molesting two boys at his home in Wahiawa, but his attorney says the proof is in the test. One of the boys was diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease, but Rames' attorney says his client has never had an STD.
Pamuk's lawyer slams Turkish justice minister (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for best-selling novelist Orhan Pamuk chided Turkey's justice minister on Friday for suggesting his client was to blame for the controversy surrounding an article of the penal code blasted by the EU.
Chapel Hill-Carrboro School Board To Look At Replacements For Missing Attorney (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board will continue its search to replace an attorney who has not been seen since July.
Attorney general sites lack of competition in attempt to block electric increases (Southern Illinoisan)
CARBONDALE - Attorney General Lisa Madigan is trying to block what she calls a "horrifying" rate increase in January for electric customers in Illinois by filing an appeal within Illinois' court system.
Wedding bells for Bluffdale mayor, city attorney (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 7:11 AM- Bluffdale's celebrity couple, Mayor Claudia Anderson and former City Attorney Dale Gardiner, have set a date to marry at 6 p.m. Nov. 4, with Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. performing the ceremony at the Grand America Hotel. In a phone interview Thursday, Gardiner confirmed the details of the couple's upcoming nuptials. "We've arranged for three ballrooms and expect a crowd of
Arar 'grateful' for Zaccardelli apology: lawyer (CTV.ca)
Maher Arar is "grateful" for the public apology issued by RCMP commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli Thursday, his lawyer told CTV's Canada AM Friday.
Anna Nicole Smith, Lawyer Have Commitment Ceremony (KDKA Pittsburgh)
Anna Nicole Smith and her lawyer, Howard K. Stern, pledged their commitment to one another in an officiated ceremony early Thursday in the Bahamas. A publicist for Smith told Entertainment Tonight that the couple, the new baby, and family members boarded a boat at 3:00 a.m. for a private cruise around Nassau. Slideshow: Anna Nicole Smith's Odd Life So Far
Anna Nicole Smith, Lawyer Have Commitment Ceremony (CBS 4 Miami)
Anna Nicole Smith and her lawyer, Howard K. Stern, pledged their commitment to one another in an officiated ceremony early Thursday in the Bahamas. A publicist for Smith told Entertainment Tonight that the couple, the new baby, and family members boarded a boat at 3:00 a.m. for a private cruise around Nassau. Slideshow: Anna Nicole Smith's Odd Life So Far
Anna Nicole Smith, Lawyer Have Commitment Ceremony (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
Anna Nicole Smith and her lawyer, Howard K. Stern, pledged their commitment to one another in an officiated ceremony early Thursday in the Bahamas. A publicist for Smith told Entertainment Tonight that the couple, the new baby, and family members boarded a boat at 3:00 a.m. for a private cruise around Nassau. Slideshow: Anna Nicole Smith's Odd Life So Far
Anna Nicole Smith, Lawyer Have Commitment Ceremony (WCBS-TV New York)
Anna Nicole Smith and her lawyer, Howard K. Stern, pledged their commitment to one another in an officiated ceremony early Thursday in the Bahamas. A publicist for Smith told Entertainment Tonight that the couple, the new baby, and family members boarded a boat at 3:00 a.m. for a private cruise around Nassau. Slideshow: Anna Nicole Smith's Odd Life So Far
Anna Nicole Smith, Lawyer Have Commitment Ceremony (CBS 5 Bay Area)
Anna Nicole Smith and her lawyer, Howard K. Stern, pledged their commitment to one another in an officiated ceremony early Thursday in the Bahamas. A publicist for Smith told Entertainment Tonight that the couple, the new baby, and family members boarded a boat at 3:00 a.m. for a private cruise around Nassau. Slideshow: Anna Nicole Smith's Odd Life So Far
Anna Nicole Smith, Lawyer Have Commitment Ceremony (CBS 4 Miami)
Anna Nicole Smith and her lawyer, Howard K. Stern, pledged their commitment to one another in an officiated ceremony early Thursday in the Bahamas. A publicist for Smith told Entertainment Tonight that the couple, the new baby, and family members boarded a boat at 3:00 a.m. for a private cruise around Nassau. Slideshow: Anna Nicole Smith's Odd Life So Far
Anna Nicole Smith, Lawyer Have Commitment Ceremony (CBS 2 New York)
Anna Nicole Smith and her lawyer, Howard K. Stern, pledged their commitment to one another in an officiated ceremony early Thursday in the Bahamas. A publicist for Smith told Entertainment Tonight that the couple, the new baby, and family members boarded a boat at 3:00 a.m. for a private cruise around Nassau. Slideshow: Anna Nicole Smith's Odd Life So Far
Attorney General: Remove Dallas sheriff from office (The Des Moines Register)
In the wake of a state audit raising questions about seized property unaccounted for by the Dallas County Sheriff’s office, the Iowa Attorney...
Six-Time Stakes Winner Lawyer Ron Sent to Pletcher (BloodHorse)
Lawyer Ron, who finished second in the Super Derby (gr. II) in his last start, has been taken away from trainer Bob Holthus and turned over to Todd Pletcher, Holthus said Friday.
Tacker's job poses conflict, says Los Osos CSD lawyer (The San Luis Obispo Tribune)
A lawyer for the Los Osos services district has told the agency that because board member Julie Tacker has been hired by developer Jeff Edwards, the agency cannot work with any of his companies.
Solomons' attorney-general held (BBC News)
The Solomon Islands' attorney-general is arrested in Papua New Guinea amid Australian child-sex charges.
Anna Nicole Smith, attorney exchange bows (Daily Bulletin)
NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — Reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith exchanged vows with boyfriend Howard K. Stern on a boat near Nassau, but there was no formal marriage and the ceremony is "not legally binding," her attorney Michael Scott said Friday.
Lawyer Ron transferred to Pletcher (Thoroughbred Times)
Arkansas Derby (G2) winner Lawyer Ron has been transferred from trainer Bob Holthus to Todd Pletcher, Stonewall Farm Stallions General Manager Bert Welker said on Friday.
Residents Hire Lawyer: Appeal Filed Against Zoning Change (RedNova)
By J.R. Welsh, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Sep. 29--SAUCIER -- Opposition to a county government-sponsored industrial park in Saucier became sharper Thursday when a group of residents officially organized and hired a lawyer to fight the project.
Attorney general fines home builder $1.6M (Baltimore Business Journal)
Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. said Friday his office has fined a Baltimore developer $1.6 million, citing the company with failing to obey state home-building laws.
Attorney: North Slope settles excessive force lawsuit (KTVA Anchorage)
An attorney representing a teenage girl who claimed police used excessive force during an arrest says a settlement has been reached. Attorney David Henderson says his client, Shinna Akpik, was awarded 250,000 dollars late last month from the North Slope Borough.
Lawyer: Michael Jackson custody settled (AP via Yahoo! News)
Michael Jackson and his ex-wife, Deborah Rowe, have settled their lengthy legal battle over custody and visitation rights for their two children, her lawyer said Friday.
Anna Nicole Smith's Mom Disputes Attorney's Paternity Claims (Hollywood.com)
Anna Nicole Smith's grieving mother Virgie Arthur has questioned attorney Howard K. Stern's paternity claims to her granddaughter, insisting she doesn't think he's baby Dannilynn's father.
Anna Nicole Smith Exchanges Vows With Attorney (KRXI-TV Reno)
Reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith exchanged vows with boyfriend Howard K. Stern on a boat near Nassau, but there was no formal marriage and the ceremony is "not legally binding," her attorney Michael Scott said Friday.
Anna Nicole Smith Exchanges Vows With Attorney (KTVU 2 San Francisco)
Reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith exchanged vows with boyfriend Howard K. Stern on a boat near Nassau, but there was no formal marriage and the ceremony is "not legally binding," her attorney Michael Scott said Friday.
Attorney bows out of Roseville homicide trial (The Sacramento Bee)
The attorney for Eric Martin Minchak, a Pennsylvania man charged with murder in the stabbing death of a woman at a Roseville gas station in April, is bowing out of his client's mental competency trial scheduled for Oct. 30.
Anna Nicole Smith and attorney Howard K. Stern commit to each other (Reality TV World)
Anna Nicole Smith and attorney Howard K. Stern are not married by law, but are committed to each other, says a close friend, TrimSpa CEO Alex Goen. "They had a quiet ceremony and declared how much they love each other in front of God," Goen tells In Touch Weekly.
Negron, a Stuart attorney, says he'll seek to become Foley's replacement (Miami Herald)
State Rep. Joe Negron, a Stuart attorney, said Friday he will seek to become the replacement candidate on the November ballot for U.S. Rep. Mark Foley, who resigned Friday amid allegations he made advances to a 16-year-old congressional intern.
Hawaii court suspends California lawyer (BizJournals)
The Hawaii Supreme Court has suspended a 39-year-old California lawyer for a year for placing a newspaper ad intended to discourage an expert witness from testifying in a case.
Madison lawyer appointed to Wis. Elections Board (WBAY Green Bay)
MADISON, Wis. A Madison lawyer was appointed to the state Elections Board today to replace a Republican member who resigned this week.
District Attorney To Reopen 18-Year-Old Highway Killing Case (WLBZ Bangor)
The next district attorney in Bristol County promises to re-open the infamous highway killings case in southeastern Massachusetts. The bodies of 9 women were found alongside highways in 1988 and 1989.
Former Attorney Sentenced In Torture Case (KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A former prominent defense attorney was sentenced in El Dorado County Friday for torturing his wife.
Solomons outraged at extradition of Attorney-General (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
ELIZABETH JACKSON: The provisional arrest of the new Solomon Islands Attorney-General, Julian Moti has deepened the political rift between the Solomons Government and Australia.
Lawyer's Home Goes Up in Flames (WCAX 3)
Fire destroyed the home of a prominent lawyer in Plainfield, New Hampshire. The blaze broke out around ten o'clock Friday morning. Witnesses heard a loud explosion. Flames quickly consumed the structure. Crews from seven departments responded to the scene, along with both state and local police.