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Attorney says more clients bilked out of $500,000 (Miami Herald)
The associate of an attorney charged with bilking a churro vendor said Friday that the attorney also may have bilked other clients out of more than $500,000.
Attorney says more clients bilked out of $500,000 BY JOSE CASSOLA (Miami Herald)
[email protected] The associate of an attorney charged with bilking a churro vendor said Friday that the attorney also may have bilked other clients out of more than $500,000.
Anna Nicole Smith has no plans to submit daughter for paternity testing, attorney says (Sun-Sentinel)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico--An attorney for Anna Nicole Smith says the reality TV star has no intention of submitting her 6-week-old daughter for paternity testing as demanded by an ex-boyfriend.
Floyd County Attorney's race heats up (Globe Online)
CHARLES CITY — Opponents of Floyd County Attorney Marilyn Dettmer accuse her of being easy on criminals and too quick to plea bargain. Dettmer, 60, who is seeking her fourth term, says the charges are unfounded and points to a record she believes shows she is tough on crime.
A lawyer and a trickster went into a bar ... But wait - I repeat myself (Benton Courier)
I ran some lawyer jokes a couple of years ago, Before I did, I asked a local attorney if local barristers had a sense of humor; he agreed that they most certainly did. After the column ran, he was on the phone spitting and huffing that the jokes weren't funny; they were character assassinations.
S.F. lawyer drops restraining order against police union official (KESQ)
SAN FRANCISCO A lawyer for San Francisco's police watchdog agency has dropped her pursuit of a restraining order against a leader of the city's police union.
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.
Wasden and Wallace face off in Idaho for attorney general (The Times-News)
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The Idaho attorney general race pits a political ingenue, Democrat Bob Wallace, against Republican incumbent Lawrence Wasden, vying to lead the state's largest law office with 123 lawyers and an $18 million annual budget.
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.
State high court says penalty for Jackson lawyer not harsh enough (al.com)
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that the Alabama State Bar's penalty for a Jackson lawyer expecting to take a circuit judgeship on Jan. 15 was not harsh enough.
Wasden and Wallace face off in Idaho for attorney general (KBCI Boise)
BOISE, Idaho In the race for Idaho attorney general, Democrat Bob Wallace debated incumbent Republican Lawrence Wasden last week. Wallace, who is 56, is a private practice lawyer who spent a decade as a Boise city prosecutor.
Federal judge says attorney must testify in wrongful firing lawsuit (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - In an apparent legal setback for Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration, a federal judge has ruled that Springfield attorney Mary Lee Leahy must give a deposition in a wrongful firing lawsuit brought by 17 former Illinois Department of Transportation employees.
Judge declines to take Iowa attorney off Microsoft case (KING 5 Seattle)
A judge has declined to disqualify an Iowa attorney from representing residents in a class-action lawsuit against Microsoft.
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 general race prompts heated exchanges (The Plain Dealer)
Columbus - State Auditor Betty Montgomery rode a GOP tidal wave into the attorney general's office in 1994 when she came out of nowhere to upset the Democratic incumbent, Lee Fisher.
Back Falk for attorney general (La Crosse Tribune)
I encourage you to join me in supporting Kathleen Falk as our next attorney general. I am honored to have met Kathleen this past year and am impressed by both her experience and accomplishments.
Attorney: Suit can’t have effect after vote (2theadvocate.com)
The lawsuit filed to block the creation of the city of Central and a new school district in that area has taken too long in court to have any effect on the proposed new school district if approved by voters on Nov. 7, an attorney in the case said.
Attorney general will definitely come from Mohall (Bismarck Tribune)
No matter who ends up ahead in votes after the polls close on Nov. 7, the North Dakota attorney general will hail from Mohall. Both incumbent Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem and challenger Bill Brudvik were born in the town north of Minot near the Canadian border.
Attorney general: Vilsack abused veto power (Quad-City Times)
DES MOINES — Gov. Tom Vilsack used his line-item veto power improperly when he rejected a plan to try out a new teacher-pay system, Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller said Friday.
Attorney impacts several cities (San Bernardino Sun)
Environmental lawyer Raymond Johnson is a thorn in the side of city officials throughout the region. In the nine years he's been an attorney, the Temecula-based Johnson said he has filed about 200 lawsuits, nearly all of them related to potential violations of state environmental laws.
Attorney for teacher says client innocent (Roswell Daily Record)
The defense attorney for a 53-year-old Roswell physical education teacher and coach charged with allegations of sexual contact of a minor said Friday he expects to file a motion to dismiss all charges against the teacher Monday.
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.
Hickman has experience in state's attorney race (The Daily Times)
My name is Ed Plank, I am a registered Republican in Somerset County. I am also campaign treasurer for Kristy Hickman, who is running to retain her position as state's attorney for Somerset County.
Court says lawyer's punishment too lax: (Birmingham News)
MOBILE - The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that the Alabama State Bar's penalty for a Jackson lawyer expecting to take a circuit judgeship on Jan. 15 was not harsh enough.
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.
State: Concord attorney fights for Gitmo detainees' freedom (The Nashua Telegraph)
For the last two years, attorney Rob Kirsch of Concord has represented six men being detained without charges at Guantanamo Bay. He's visited the men eight times, each trip taking five to seven days. Like the other 450 lawyers representing detainees, Kirsch gets paid nothing. ... - By ANNMARIE TIMMINS Concord Monitor
Phillips' lawyer says media, clergy, authors seeking his client (WCAX 3)
ELMIRA, N.Y. Accused trooper shooter Ralph "Bucky" Phillips may be behind bars, but his lawyer says he's still most wanted, so to speak.
Federal judge says attorney must testify in wrongful firing lawsuit (Telegraph)
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - In an apparent legal setback for Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration, a federal judge has ruled that Springfield attorney Mary Lee Leahy must give a deposition in a wrongful firing lawsuit brought by 17 former Illinois Department of Transportation employees.
Anna Nicole Smith has no plans to submit daughter for paternity testing, attorney says (IndeOnline.com)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An attorney for Anna Nicole Smith said Friday the reality TV star has no intention of submitting her 6-week-old daughter for paternity testing as demanded by an ex-boyfriend.
Lawyer donates small fortune to Bell campaign (The Bryan-College Station Eagle)
HOUSTON - John O'Quinn is a Texas-sized lawyer with a Texas-sized ego and a wallet to match.
Poll lawyer warns of ‘no-el’ (Philstar.com)
President Arroyo’s election lawyer yesterday raised the likelihood that there will be no elections in 2007, saying there’s not much time left for poll officials to conduct an "honest-to-goodness’’ bidding for a new automated counting machine (ACM) contract.
Salem to contest UP Assembly elections: Lawyer (Hindustan Times)
Extradited gangster Abu Salem, who is cooling his heels in the central prison here, has decided to contest the upcoming UP Assembly elections from the Mubarakpur constituency as an Independent, his lawyer Ashok Sarogi said on Sunday.
Wasden and Wallace face off in Idaho for attorney general (KBCI Boise)
BOISE, Idaho In the race for Idaho attorney general, Democrat Bob Wallace debated incumbent Republican Lawrence Wasden last week. Wallace, who is 56, is a private practice lawyer who spent a decade as a Boise city prosecutor.
Bell Benefactor A Texas-Sized Lawyer With Texas-Sized Wallet (KWTX-TV Waco)
(October 22, 2006)—Houston trial lawyer John O’Quinn has won billions of dollars from Big Oil, Big Tobacco and Big Implants. He made headlines recently for contributing $1 million to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Bell's campaign followed by a loan offer $1.5 million.
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.
Floyd County attorney race turns testy (Globe Online)
CHARLES CITY — Opponents of Floyd County Attorney Marilyn Dettmer accuse her of being easy on criminals and too quick to plea bargain. Dettmer, 60, who is seeking her fourth term, says the charges are unfounded and points to a record she believes shows she is tough on crime.
Poll lawyer warns of ‘no-el’ (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
President Arroyo’s election lawyer Sunday raised the likelihood that there will be no elections in 2007, saying there’s not much time left for poll officials to conduct an "honest-to-goodness’’ bidding for a new automated counting machine (ACM) contract.
Attorney Eino Zapata announces for Justice of the Peace, Pct. 3 (Bandera Bulletin)
Local attorney Eino Zapata, Republican, has announced his candidacy for the office of Justice of the Peace, Precinct 3. He has been licensed to practice law in Texas for 33 years since his graduation from St. Mary's School of Law with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in August of 1973. Attorney Zapata also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Southwest Texas State University.
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.
Phillips' lawyer says media, clergy, authors seeking his client (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
ELMIRA, N.Y. Accused trooper shooter Ralph "Bucky" Phillips may be behind bars, but his lawyer says he's still most wanted, so to speak.
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.
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.
Blair's attorney files motion on new DNA evidence (McKinney Courier-Gazette)
Philip Wischkaemper, an attorney for Michael Blair who was convicted in 1994 for murdering 7-year-old Ashley Estell in 1993, said he has obtained new DNA evidence that he hopes will give the case a “fresh new look.”
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.
Phillips' lawyer says media, clergy, authors seeking his client (WCAX 3)
ELMIRA, N.Y. Accused trooper shooter Ralph "Bucky" Phillips may be behind bars, but his lawyer says he's still most wanted, so to speak.
Family of Robbery Suspect Hires Attorney (KLAS Las Vegas)
A Civil Rights Attorney is asking the U.S. Attorney General to look into the death of a robbery suspect, who died after Metro Police used a taser on him.
Against Tide, Lawyer Joins Milberg Weiss (New York Times)
Milberg Weiss announced Sunday that Matthew Gluck, 63, a partner with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, is joining the firm as a senior partner.
The Attorney General (Gotham Gazette)
One hundred and ninety years after Martin Van Buren used the position of attorney general to try to topple the governor, candidates Jeanine Pirro and Andrew Cuomo are trying to topple one another.
Attorney: Drop Annie Lee case (The Tribune Chronicle)
WARREN — Saying key evidence has been lost, an attorney for the driver accused of striking the late Annie Lee of Howland, filed a motion last week to dismiss all charges against his client.
S.F. attorney wants to create gang-free zone / First in city would put 4 blocks of Hunters Point off-limits (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is seeking the city's first civil injunction against a street gang, asserting that a court order is needed to protect Bayview-Hunters Point residents from criminals who commute there to sell drugs and kill rivals and...