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Va. attorney general files suit over pollution in Shenandoah (WRIC 8)
ROANOKE, Va. Virginia's Attorney General is suing a Rockingham County waste plant to curb its pollution of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River.
Attorney targets death penalty law in bid to block execution (WTVM 9)
MOBILE, Ala. An attorney for death row inmate Larry Hutcherson challenged Alabama's death penalty law today in a federal complaint that seeks to block his scheduled October 26th execution, a move that a prosecutor viewed as a delaying tactic.
Attorney-General to explain Patel deal to victims (News Interactive)
QUEENSLAND Attorney-General Linda Lavarch will meet with alleged victims of rogue surgeon Jayant Patel next week to explain why she vetoed a deal which would have brought him back to Australia earlier this year to be charged.
Does the County Back Tax Attorney Get Paid Too Much? (News Channel 9 Chattanooga)
An attorney who prosecutes Hamilton County delinquent tax cases is getting paid a lot of money and some Commissioners want answers.
Court turns down attorney's request for info (Dayton Daily News)
The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday found a Dayton attorney has other means to learn information to his defense in a legal malpractice case rather than to permit him access to the work product of his former client's new attorney.
China arrests dissident lawyer (CNN.com)
China has arrested outspoken human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng on charges of inciting subversion, his lawyer said on Thursday, extending a government campaign to curb activists challenging its authority.
Cassidy's Lawyer Says Rapper Is On 'Road To Recovery' After Crash (MTV Asia)
Cassidy has regained consciousness and is "on the road to recovery" following a car crash last week in New Jersey, the rapper's lawyer, Simon Rosen, said.
City appoints new attorney (Winchester Star)
Winchester — A lawyer from Suffolk has been appointed as Winchester’s city attorney.
County State's Attorney Candidates Speak Out (Baltimore Jewish Times)
In less than a month, Baltimore County will have a new state's attorney, the first new face occupying the seat in 32 years.
The George Washington University names city lawyer to trustees board (The Charleston Gazette)
James F. Humphreys, a lawyer with offices in Charleston and Washington, D.C., has been named to The George Washington University Board of Trustees.
Lawyer shells out to make a case for Bell (Dallas Morning News)
In a 40-year career, Houston lawyer John O'Quinn has earned millions taking on Big Tobacco, breast-implant manufacturers, doctors and corporate Goliaths from pharmaceuticals to natural gas. Now, he has a new cause: to rescue the Democratic nominee for Texas governor.
Court turns down attorney's request for info (Dayton Daily News)
The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday found a Dayton attorney has other means to learn information to his defense in a legal malpractice case rather than to permit him access to the work product of his former client's new attorney.
Attorney-General apologises over Patel (News Interactive)
QUEENSLAND Attorney-General Linda Lavarch today said it was a mistake to not reveal all she knew about an offer to have rogue surgeon Jayant Patel return to Australia to face manslaughter charges.
Four state justices interview candidates for attorney general (Tennessean)
Four of the state Supreme Court justices Thursday held public and private interviews for candidates seeking to serve as Tennessee's top attorney. The justices will have to decide on who should succeed Paul Summers, who stepped down earlier this month.
Foley aide stands by story at ethics hearing, lawyer says (Pioneer Press)
WASHINGTON — Former Rep. Mark Foley's one-time aide didn't waver Thursday from his contention that he told the House Speaker's chief of staff at least three years ago about Foley's approaches to male pages, the witness' lawyer said.
China lawyer held for incitement (BBC News)
Prominent Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng is being investigated for allegedly inciting subversion, his lawyer says.
Microsoft attorneys allege unethical conduct by attorney (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
DES MOINES (AP) --- Attorneys for Microsoft Corp. want a Des Moines attorney removed from a class-action antitrust case in Iowa for unethical behavior.
China lawyer held for incitement (BBC News)
Prominent Chinese lawyer Gao Zhisheng is being investigated for allegedly inciting subversion, his lawyer says.
Foes offer visions for attorney general (Appleton Post-Crescent)
GREEN BAY How voters perceive the job could determine the outcome of Wisconsins attorney general race in the Nov. 7 election.
Jury duty is short for state attorney (St. Petersburg Times)
Talk about pressure. Prosecutor Nicola Papy saw a familiar face staring back at her during jury selection Monday: her boss. As reported in last week's Uncuffed, Hillsborough State Attorney Mark Ober was summoned for jury duty. He joked that he set extra alarms to be sure he was on time. He was.
Chinese protest lawyer arrested (The Scotsman)
A CHINESE lawyer who enlisted activists for a series of brief hunger strikes to protest police brutality has been arrested on charges of inciting subversion, his lawyer said today.
Former attorney general: Bid process was tainted (Asbury Park Press)
The appearance of impropriety that tainted the state's award of a lottery contract to the highest bidder requires further investigation by authorities or a re-bid, a former New Jersey attorney general testified on Thursday. Former Attorney General John Farmer Jr., retained by Scientific Games, which is contesting losing a lottery contract despite bidding $32 million less than GTech, the company
CAMPAIGN 2006: Attorney General / Candidates urged to take stand on warming lawsuit / Brown declines, but Poochigian (San Francisco Chronicle)
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is asking the leading candidates for attorney general to disavow incumbent Bill Lockyer's global-warming lawsuit against automakers, three weeks after Republican Chuck Poochigian called the suit "abusive.'' In an ad placed...
135 federal workers bought bogus diplomas online, attorney says (The Columbus Dispatch)
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — At least 135 federal employees, including a White House staff member and National Security Agency employees, bought bogus online-college degrees from a diploma mill, an attorney in the case against the mill operators said.
State still trying to bring convicted lawyer back from Italy (Boston Globe)
New Hampshire officials continue trying to get a former Groveton lawyer back to the state from Italy after he skipped out on repaying thousands of dollars he stole from clients.
Supreme Court: Ohio statute trumps federal case law for waiver of attorney-client privilege (The Daily Reporter)
In an opinion issued Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Ohio chose to apply a specific Ohio statute over federal case law in order to determine whether a client waived her attorney-client privilege.
Case against Buckingham falling apart, lawyer suggests (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A lawyer representing a St. John's physician charged with sexual assault and drug trafficking says the Crown's case against his client is crumbling.
Dornan, Kleine Spar Over County Attorney Seat (KETV.com)
OMAHA, Neb. -- The two men who want to be Douglas County attorney squared off Thursday night in the only debate of the campaign. Incumbent Stu Dornan and challenger and Don Kleine, who leads the state's criminal division in the Attorney General's Office, are battling for the job.
City Council Snubs City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
In a move widely viewed as a swipe at City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, the Los Angeles City Council is getting a lawyer to provide it with independent legal advice, it was reported Friday.
MILITARY HOUSING - Lawyer: Units well-suited for civilian use (Patriot Ledger)
RANDOLPH - Converting existing homes on a former military tract on Army Street to civilian use will best serve Randolph, a lawyer for the developer said yesterday.
Vilsack appoints Des Moines attorney to high court (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa The Iowa Supreme Court has a new justice. Governor Vilsack has appointed Des Moines attorney Brent Appel to replace Justice James Carter, who retires...
Former lawyer jailed in absence (BBC News)
A former commercial lawyer who fled her fraud trial has been jailed in her absence for three years.
Rezko to miss Friday's arraignment: attorney (Crane's Chicago Business)
(AP) -- Antoin "Tony" Rezko, a key adviser to Gov. Rod Blagojevich who was scheduled to appear in court Friday on federal charges, will miss his arraignment because he is traveling outside the country, according to Rezko's attorney. Speaking in the federal courthouse before Rekzo's ...
Attorney-General apologises over Patel decision (Northern Territory News)
QUEENSLAND Attorney-General Linda Lavarch today said it was a mistake to not reveal all she knew about an offer to have rogue surgeon Jayant Patel return to Australia to face manslaughter charges.
Council lowers pay for elected city attorney (Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune)
Council members unanimously approved the elected city attorney's salary during a Thursday meeting at city hall which served as a continuation of Monday's regular council meeting.
Consulate Hires Lawyer For Accused Officer Killer (Click 2 Houston)
HOUSTON -- The Mexican consulate hired an attorney to represent a man accused of killing a Houston police officer, KPRC Local 2 reported. Juan Quintero, 32, was in court Friday. The Mexican consulate asked the judge to have its lawyer represent Quintero.
Attorney targets death penalty law in bid to block execution (NBC 15 Mobile)
An attorney for death row inmate Larry Hutcherson challenged Alabama's death penalty law Thursday in a federal complaint that seeks to block his scheduled Oct. 26 execution, a move that ...
Wilson Creek port turns boundary to attorney (Columbia Basin Herald)
WILSON CREEK -- Commissioners at the Port of Wilson Creek are turning over a boundary dispute to their attorney.
Sempra Energy settles with Calif. regulators, Attorney General (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Sempra Energy and its California utilities have settled a $5 million lawsuit brought by the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Attorney General related to service curtailments to industrial San Diego Gas & Electric natural gas customers in 2000-2001, the company said Friday.
Mexican Consulate attorney to represent man accused of killing HPD officer (KHOU)
An attorney for the Mexican consulate will help represent the man accused of murdering Houston Police Officer Rodney Johnson.
Judge removes attorney (The Frisco Enterprise)
Judge Charles Sandoval, of the 380th District Court, removed 25-year-old Kosoul Chanthakoummane's court-appointed attorney because of lack of qualification guidelines on capital murder cases, court officials said.
Attorney General offers tips for handling identity fraud, theft (News Democrat & Leader)
Attorney General Greg Stumbo has issued a consumer alert to veterans and their families following receipt of information from the Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs of a phone scam targeting veterans returning from duty.
Lawyer: Man Accused Of Baby's Killing Tricked Into Confession (NBC 6 Miami)
The lawyer for a man accused of killing a baby said police tricked her client into a confession and that the proof is on the police's tape.
Va. State Bar disciplines Beach lawyer once again (The Virginian-Pilot)
A Virginia Beach lawyer has been disciplined by the Virginia State Bar for financial and legal improprieties. Charles L. Pincus III, whose office is at 1244 Perimeter Pkwy., was placed on disciplinary . . .
Lawyer gets six more days for cutting off monitoring bracelet (Seattle Times)
Lawyer A. Mark Vanderveen, who received a six-month sentence after taking drug money from a client, thought he might spend his last day of home confinement going for a bicycle ride with his family.
Twisted towers caught in limbo ? lawyer (The Halifax Daily News)
The developer of a controversial high-rise planned for downtown Halifax is stuck in an expensive “procedural limbo,” his lawyer argued yesterday.
City attorney clarifies stance on ballot measures (San Gabriel Valley Tribune)
ARCADIA - Stephen Deitsch, Arcadia's city attorney, wants residents to know he has taken no position on two ballot measures going before voters next month.
Attorney Quits as Anna Nicole Smith's Counsel (WTOL News 11)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Anna Nicole Smith's lead attorney in the Bahamas says he's no longer working for the former centerfold. And Michael Scott says it's partly due to the fact that Smith decided to exchange vows with her boyfriend even before she'd made funeral arrangements for her son, Daniel.
Hong Kong: 5 Arrested in Beating of Lawyer (New York Times)
The Hong Kong police arrested three men and a woman, and the police on the mainland arrested a fourth man, in connection with the brutal beating of Albert Ho, the vice chairman of the Democratic Party and a prominent lawyer, at a McDonald?s restaurant in the heart of Hong Kong?s central business district in August. The police did not speculate on a motive for the attack, saying that the
Attorney hired by Mexico to aid Quintero's case (Houston Chronicle)
After listening to lawyers argue Friday over who should defend a Mexican man accused of killing a Houston police officer, a state district judge ruled that the court-appointed attorney would lead the defense and one hired by the Mexican Consulate would be the lead assistant.