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Burbank man sues Arizona attorney general (Daily Southtown)
A Burbank man and two out-of-state women sued the Arizona attorney general's office on Wednesday, claiming that it has been illegally seizing millions of dollars sent via wire transfers.
Attorney general to review ballfield agreement (The Clarion-Ledger)
The attorney general's office has agreed to look into whether the city or the local school board should maintain a school ballfield.
CAMPAIGN 2006: Alameda County Superior Court / County attorney, seasoned lawyer in race for bench (San Francisco Chronicle)
Alameda County voters will be choosing between a public-interest lawyer and a county attorney when they go to the polls in November to elect a new Superior Court judge. Sandra Bean, 53, of Pleasanton and Dennis Hayashi, 54, of Castro Valley are vying...
Investigation Urged Into Kansas Attorney General Kline's Reelection Campaign (Kansas City InfoZine)
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) asked for an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigation into the activities surrounding the reelection efforts of Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline.
Lawyer rules out Hicks plea deal (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The American military lawyer for Australian Guantanamo Bay inmate, David Hicks, has ruled out striking a plea deal for his client.
Zimbabwe: Human Rights Watch Honors Lawyer (AllAfrica.com)
Human Rights Watch will give its highest recognition to Arnold Tsunga, a courageous Zimbabwean human rights lawyer and activist whose work has highlighted the deteriorating state of human rights in Zimbabwe, on November 2.
Attorney: Christ Church harmed by extended review process (Daily Record)
Won't say if he recommends dropping case against Rockaway Twp. ROCKAWAY TWP. --An attorney advising Christ Church on its federal lawsuit against the township said that the planning board's approval on Monday night, while welcomed, did not necessarily undo the harm done to his client.
Attorney General (The Flint Journal)
Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has created a refreshing change in this vital part of state government by developing new programs to protect the public while showing a relatively modest appetite for publicity.
Dead baby case based on word of dead drug dealer, lawyer says (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
Charges that a young woman hid her dead newborn in a freezer for years are untrue and based on a witness who is now dead, the woman's lawyer says.
PCB names ex-captain, lawyer to probe two bowlers for doping (Khaleej Times)
ISLAMABAD — A former Pakistan cricket captain and a prominent lawyer have been named to a three-member tribunal to probe two Pakistani bowlers who failed a doping test during the Champions Trophy in India, a Pakistan Cricket Board official said on Thursday.
Lawyer guilty of R1.6m theft (iafrica.com)
A lawyer found guilty of stealing R1.6-million from a trust fund has been sentenced to eight years in jail, Eastern Cape police said on Thursday.
Osage attorney keeps ownership of classic theater in community (Globe Online)
OSAGE — Attorney Mark Walk has purchased the historic Watts Theatre in Osage. The news was announced to theater employees late last week.
Orlando attorney disbarred, others disciplined (BizJournals)
In recent court orders, the Florida Supreme Court disbarred an Orlando attorney, suspended another in Orlando and disciplined three others in Central Florida.
Appeals Court’s Holding on Lawyer’s Right to Sign DFEH Complaint for Client Left Standing by S.C. (Metropolitan News-Enterprise)
A Court of Appeal ruling that allows a lawyer to verify an administrative complaint to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing on behalf of a client remains binding precedent after the state Supreme Court yesterday declined to depublish it.
Edwards receives award from state attorney general (Clanton Advertiser)
Deputy State Fire Marshal James C. Edwards of Clanton was honored Tuesday by the State Attorney General Troy King as one of state's law enforcement officer of the year for the middle region.
Attorney General, Opponent Square Off In First Debate (NBC 10 Providence)
PROVIDENCE -- The Republican candidate for attorney general launched an aggressive attack on Patrick Lynch in their first debate Thursday morning, accusing the incumbent Democrat of protecting insiders and calling his handling of The Station nightclub disaster a fiasco.
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.
Attorney: Holland man too ill to face child-molestation trial (Delaware Valley News)
A Holland Township man awaiting retrial on child molestation charges is too ill to stand trial, according to his lawyer. Several pre-trial hearings have been postponed because Robert Schrimpe, 73, was not well enough to attend, said his attorney, Alan Bowman.
IT, intranets would improve FOIA processes, attorney general says (FCW.com)
A review of agency plans to improve Freedom of Information Act operations by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales found that many want to adopt information technology -- including internal Web sites -- for expediting requests. “Agencies have enthusiastically embraced the area of advanced technology and automation as a means of improving their FOIA operations, most particularly as a way of
Mexican Lawyer Says Labor Reform Needed To Create Jobs (Nasdaq)
MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Mexico needs to adopt more flexible labor laws to generate jobs and attract foreign companies, a prominent corporate lawyer said Thursday.
Commonwealth's attorney says complaint politically motivated (The Sentinel-News)
Commonwealth's Attorney Fielding Ballard III said a complaint to the Kentucky Bar Association lodged against him by the local chair of the Republican Party was politically motivated.
Field instructed Thai on what to say to police - lawyer (Stuff)
The lawyer for a Thai tiler stranded in Samoa says Mangere MP Taito Phillip Field gave her client money on the same day he twice instructed him about what to say to police.
Attorney Accused Of Stealing Client's Settlement (Local 10 Miami)
SWEETWATER, Fla. -- An attorney is under arrest and facing disbarment after he is accused of stealing a client's malpractice settlement. According to investigators, attorney Stephen Nelson was handling the settlement for a man who had also been represented by attorney Nicole Friedlander.
Police: Churro vendor, 76, bilked by attorney (Miami Herald)
An attorney accused of stealing $118,000 from a 76-year-old churro vendor surrendered to police today. Stephen Hill Nelson, 55, an attorney with Nelson & Freedlander in Miami, turned himself in to Sweetwater police at 3 p.m. Nelson is charged with grand theft of more than $100,000, 10 counts of money laundering and forging a check.
Residency requirements dog incumbent attorney (Park Record)
Summit County Attorney David Brickey, unchallenged in his bid to retain his office on Election Day, faces allegations that he does not live in Summit County, potentially threatening the Republicans bid for his first full term.
DNA match in student death, lawyer says (AP via Yahoo! News)
Blood found on the blue jeans of the prime suspect in the death of a Vermont college student matches the woman's DNA, a defense attorney said Thursday.
Suit Filed To Stop Jerry Brown From Running For Attorney General (News 10 Sacramento)
SACRAMENTO (AP) -- Republicans filed a lawsuit Thursday in Sacramento County Superior Court in an attempt to disqualify Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown from running for the state attorney general's office.
Valley Notary Public Sued by Texas Attorney General (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
The Texas attorney general sues a Starr County woman accused of providing illegal immigration services to customers.
Round 2 in Waseca County Attorney's race (Mankato Free Press)
For the second time in less than a year Brenda Miller and Paul Dressler are candidates for the county attorney position in Waseca County.
Independence of UAE judiciary is unquestioned: Attorney General (Khaleej Times)
DUBAI — The independence of the judiciary in the United Arab Emirates is unquestioned as guaranteed by the Constitution, while there are also directives from the country's higher authorities to protect its independence, according to the Dubai Attorney General, Issam Al Humaidan.
Attorney's Injury Affects Cases (WIBW-TV Topeka)
About 12 local legal cases could be affected because the lead attorney is still in the hospital. Randy Baird suffered life threatening injuries after his motorcycle crashed in Colorado 6 weeks ago.
Board replaces missing attorney (The Herald-Sun)
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro school board has selected an attorney to replace John McCormick, the board's longtime legal counsel who went missing several months ago.
Mob Suspect Hands Case To Lawyer (The Tampa Tribune)
TAMPA - The brief, but colorful, legal career of Ronnie One Arm was interrupted Thursday when his lawyer came to court.
Lawyer 'did everything well' (St. Petersburg Times)
DAVIS ISLANDS - Until just a few years ago, prominent Tampa lawyer Edward I. Cutler maintained the same routine. "He used to go into the office a minimum of five days a week, and most weeks it was six days," said his son, also named Edward.
A 'truly remarkable lawyer,' for more than 40 years (St. Petersburg Times)
Mr. Cutler moved to Miami-Dade a few months ago to be near his brother. Until just a few years ago, prominent Tampa lawyer Edward I. Cutler maintained the same routine.
Valley Notary Public Sued by Texas Attorney General (KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley)
The Texas attorney general sues a Starr County woman accused of providing illegal immigration services to customers.
Felony cases also on rise, Yuma County attorney says (The Yuma Sun)
It's not just the growing number of misdemeanor cases causing an ever-increasing workload for the county attorney's office. Yuma County Attorney Jon Smith said his office has also seen an increase in the number of felony cases this year.
Attorney seeking officials' apologies (Sun-Sentinel)
Hollywood attorney and former newspaper columnist Joseph Schneider claims he was bullied in public during an April 6 city meeting and is demanding a public apology from Commissioner Cathy Anderson and Mayor Mara Giulianti.
Lawmaker, attorney want to halt disconnect (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Rep. David Hogue and attorney Dale Gardiner are approaching lawmakers on behalf of Bluffdale, a south Salt Lake Valley city at risk of losing almost 40 percent of its land mass. While the fate of 4,000 acres along Bluffdale's foothills lies in the hands of the state's top judges - the case will be heard by the Utah Supreme Court in early December - Hogue and Gardiner told an interim
Top lawyer slams military commissions (Sydney Morning Herald)
Military-style commissions such as that proposed to try inmates at Guantanamo Bay have historically failed to provide fair trials, a leading lawyer said. -
Disbarred lawyer jailed for contempt (Boston Globe)
Barbara C. Johnson, an Andover lawyer and an unsuccessful independent candidate for governor in 2002, was jailed indefinitely yesterday after a Supreme Judicial Court justice held her in contempt for allegedly practicing law after she was disbarred.
Attorney general to appeal ruling on open meeting law (Reno Gazette-Journal)
A judge's decision to toss out a lawsuit against the Nevada Tax Commission for a closed-door vote giving a big tax refund to a utility will be appealed to the state Supreme Court, Attorney General George Chanos said.
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.
Lawyer Defends Israeli Major's Arrest at KSG (The Harvard Crimson)
A lawyer who issued a warrant for the arrest of a former Harvard affiliate addressed the need for human rights law reform yesterday in a speech titled “Harvard—Haven for War Criminals?”
Morikawa, lead lawyer in 'Yokohama Incident' retrial, dies at 93 (Kyodo via Yahoo! Asia News)
_ Kinju Morikawa, a lawyer who led the defense team in the retrial of a wartime case of suppression of free speech known as the Yokohama Incident, died of pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital on Monday, his family said Friday.
San Ramon ridge plans OK, city attorney says (Tri-Valley Herald)
SAN RAMON — Plans to grade parts of some ridges in the northwest part of San Ramon do not violate an ordinance designed to protect such topography, according to the city attorney.
CAMPAIGN 2006: Attorney General / Republicans file lawsuit seeking to disqualify Brown as candidate / Filing says he's (San Francisco Chronicle)
A lawsuit filed Thursday by two GOP party activists claims Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown's failure to maintain an active membership in the state bar for two of the past five years disqualifies him from holding the office of attorney general. State law says...
Jailed activist denied lawyer and witnesses (The Scotsman)
Myanmar: Win Ko, an activist in a petition drive calling on Myanmar's military leaders to release political prisoners, was sentenced to three years in jail at a trial where he was denied a lawyer and defence witnesses, it was reported today.
Suspended Solomon Islands Attorney-General Released on Bail (RedNova)
Text of report by Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation text website on 20 October Suspended Attorney-General Julian Moti has been released on bail on illegal entry charges.
Charges against skipper deflect from rescue delays: lawyer (CBC Newfoundland and Labrador)
Charges have been laid against the captain of a fishing vessel that sank off the Newfoundland coast last year, killing four crew members, although his lawyer claims it's an attempt to deflect attention from the length of time it took for rescuers to arrive.