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Longtime Judge Lapkovitch seeks fifth term against GOP lawyer Payne (Birmingham News)
A veteran Walker County judge who is seeking a fifth term faces a lawyer and ordained minister in the Nov. 7 general election. The race between District Court Judge Larry Lapkovitch, a Democrat, and Blake A. Payne, a Republican, is among four contested races on the Walker County ballot.
Area attorney disciplined (Gainesville Sun)
A Gainesville attorney, involved in local land-use debates including proposed Wal-Mart construction, is suspended from practicing law for three years because of his conviction in a 1997 arson case, The Florida Bar reported.
Suit Questions Gansler's Eligibility for Attorney General Race (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - An Anne Arundel County circuit court judge will hear arguments Wednesday morning in a case that challenges Montgomery County State's Attorney Douglas Gansler's eligibility to run for state attorney general.
Mandela lawyer accused in Chiluba graft case (Mail and Guardian)
Former South African president Nelson Mandela's lawyer has been accused of profiting from corruption proceeds involving Zambian ex-leader Frederick Chiluba, court documents obtained by Agence France-Presse showed on Wednesday.
Lawyer wants probe of Padgett's bankruptcy filing (The Columbus Dispatch)
A New Philadelphia lawyer is calling on federal bankruptcy trustees to investigate possible irregularities in bankruptcy filings by state Sen. Joy Padgett, the Republican candidate for Congress in the 18 th District.
Vt. Attorney General Gets Into Movie Biz (WCAX 3)
The Medicaid Fraud Unit of the Vermont Attorney General's Office says prescription drug abuse is becoming such a problem, the eight-person office almost can't keep up. It hears an average of two or three complaints each week from nursing homes and hospitals reporting painkiller thefts.
Mandela's lawyer implicated in Zambia fraud (Independent Online)
Former South African president Nelson Mandela's lawyer is reported to have been accused of profiting from corruption proceeds involving Zambian ex-leader Frederick Chiluba.
Judge: Lawsuit against Brown's attorney general run can wait (KESQ)
SACRAMENTO A lawsuit seeking to disqualify Democrat Jerry Brown from the state attorney general's race has failed to derail his campaign.
Addison's Mass lawyer says Addison denies shooting officer (WCAX 3)
MANCHESTER, N.H. The Massachusetts lawyer representing Michael Addison says Addison denies shooting Manchester (New Hampshire) police officer Michael Briggs.
Vt. Attorney General Gets Into Movie Biz (WCAX 3)
The Medicaid Fraud Unit of the Vermont Attorney General's Office says prescription drug abuse is becoming such a problem, the eight-person office almost can't keep up. It hears an average of two or three complaints each week from nursing homes and hospitals reporting painkiller thefts.
Addison's Mass lawyer says Addison denies shooting officer (WCAX 3)
MANCHESTER, N.H. The Massachusetts lawyer representing Michael Addison says Addison denies shooting Manchester (New Hampshire) police officer Michael Briggs.
Addison's lawyer says Addison denies shooting officer (WRGB)
(Undated - AP) - The Massachusetts lawyer representing Michael Addison says his client denies shooting a Manchester, New Hampshire police officer. Addison is being held as a fugitive in Boston, where he was arrested after the fatal shooting of Officer Michael Briggs earlier this month.
Elections Board attorney finds no evidence of conspiracy (Gazette Extra Sports)
MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Elections Board's staff attorney says he did not find any evidence that the campaign arm of state Senate Democrats illegally conspired with private groups also working to elect as many Democrats as possible Nov. 7.
Vt. Attorney General Gets Into Movie Biz (WCAX 3)
The Medicaid Fraud Unit of the Vermont Attorney General's Office says prescription drug abuse is becoming such a problem, the eight-person office almost can't keep up. It hears an average of two or three complaints each week from nursing homes and hospitals reporting painkiller thefts.
Addison's Mass lawyer says Addison denies shooting officer (WCAX 3)
MANCHESTER, N.H. The Massachusetts lawyer representing Michael Addison says Addison denies shooting Manchester (New Hampshire) police officer Michael Briggs.
Attorney General Candidates To Debate Wednesday (Channel 3000)
MADISON, Wis. -- The two candidates in the race to become Wisconsin's next attorney general will debate face-to-face in Madison on Wednesday. Democrat Kathleen Falk and Republican J.B. Van Hollen will debate for an hour at the Wisconsin Bar Center, WISC-TV reported.
Lawyer says suspect in police shooting fears Manchester cops (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for the man suspected of murdering a city police officer said he denies any role in the shooting and fears for his safety if he is returned to New Hampshire.
Ex-guv secures Arroyo lawyer for bid (Sun Star)
FORMER Misamis Oriental governor Antonio Calingin will enlist the legal services of prominent election lawyer Romy Macalintal in his foray onto Cagayan de Oro politics, just days after an election official said he was disqualified from running here on residency grounds.
Lawyer: Charges against Droughns to be dropped (ESPN)
A domestic violence case against Cleveland Browns running back Reuben Droughns will be dropped, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Attorney: Domestic violence case against Droughns to be dropped (The Plain Dealer)
DENVER (AP) — A domestic violence case against Cleveland Browns running back Reuben Droughns will be dropped, his lawyer said Wednesday. Defense attorney Harvey Steinberg said prosecutors apparently concluded their case was too weak.
Madiba's lawyer in corruption scandal (SABC News)
The Nelson Mandela Foundation is to contact Iqbal Meer, Madiba's London-based lawyer, following his alleged profiting from corruption proceeds involving Frederick Chiluba, the former Zambian president.
Attorney: Domestic violence case against Droughns to be dropped (WKYC Cleveland)
Attorney: Domestic violence case against Droughns to be dropped
Martinez defense attorney presses for disclosure (Eastern Arizona Courier)
The defense attorney for accused murderer Jason Martinez filed a pair of motions on Tuesday in Graham County Superior Court in an effort to compel disclosure of police officers' notes and the inmate records for a key witness.
Property insurance rates head list of topics in attorney general debate (Sun-Sentinel)
Walter "Skip" Campbell and Bill McCollum both pledged to reduce property insurance rates in the first debate in the state attorney general race. But Campbell, a Democrat, took a swipe at his Republican opponent by vowing to reverse the electorate's eroding trust in the Republican Party.
Lawyer Goes Before Appelette Court In Officer's Killing (KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer representing a man covicted of killing a Sacramento police officer went before Sacramento's 3rd District Court Appeals Tuesday asking the court to reverse her client's murder conviction.
Attorney general (Lawrence Journal-World)
From the start, the campaign for Kansas attorney general has been a political slugfest.
Parks' estate worth 'millions,' lawyer claims (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- Rosa Parks' estate is worth millions, though its exact value is unclear because it's not known what price her personal items would fetch, a lawyer challenging her will said Wednesday.
Attorney General: Lists of applicants for state jobs are public (ABC 7 Chicago)
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has declared that names and qualifications of unsuccessful state job candidates should be disclosed.
Notes: Droughns case to be dropped, attorney says; Porter rejoins Raiders (USA Today)
A domestic-violence case against Browns running back Reuben Droughns will be dropped, his lawyer said Wednesday. Defense attorney Harvey Steinberg said prosecutors apparently concluded their case was too weak. A spokeswoman for the district attorney's office did not immediately return a call.
Lawyer gets term for aiding sheik (Baltimore Sun)
Civil rights attorney convicted of smuggling messages from Muslim held in bomb plot Lynne Stewart, a 67-year-old civil rights lawyer who spent a lifetime helping unpopular defendants and political causes, was sentenced yesterday to 28 months in prison for helping a blind, imprisoned Egyptian sheik unlawfully communicate with followers.
Attorney assaulted in courtroom (Northern Virginia Times Community)
Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Kevin Casey, who was assaulted by a defendant last week, was back at work in Fauquier County Circuit Court on Monday.
Judge Hears Claim Gansler Ineligible to Run for Attorney General (WTOP Radio Network)
Democratic attorney general nominee Doug Gansler broke off campaigning to rush to an Annapolis courtroom.
Attorney General: Beware Internet phishing scams (Chesterton Tribune)
Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter is urging Hoosiers to beware of fraudulent—yet official looking—emails purporting to be from legitimate financial or other payment service companies.
Attorney General, in Germany, Seeks to Heal Terror Rifts (New York Times)
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales said today that the Bush administration had done a poor job of explaining its legal principles in combating terrorism.
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.
Pinochet Attorney Denies Stash of Gold (ABC News)
Pinochet Attorney Denies Discovery of Millions in Gold in Name of Former Dictator
License of lawyer who exposed himself suspended (WKYC Cleveland)
License of lawyer who exposed himself suspended
Tyson says attorney general using convicted thief in ad (WTVM 9 Columbus)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. Democratic attorney general candidate John Tyson Junior says Republican Attorney General Troy King is using a convicted thief in his latest television ad to attack him.
West Fargo attorney pleads not guilty to sexual assault charge (Fargo Forum)
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - An attorney accused of asking a woman for sex in exchange for legal services has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of sexual assault and hiring a person to engage in sexual activity.
U.S. Attorney Speaks Out About Death Penalty In ND (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
Only a month has passed since a jury sentenced Dru Sjodin's killer to death. And today, U.S. Attorney Drew Wrigley talked to the Minot Exchange Club about the punishment handed down to Alfonso Rodriguez, Jr. Wrigley choked-up at times when speaking of
Vt. Attorney General Gets Into Movie Biz (WCAX 3)
The Medicaid Fraud Unit of the Vermont Attorney General's Office says prescription drug abuse is becoming such a problem, the eight-person office almost can't keep up. It hears an average of two or three complaints each week from nursing homes and hospitals reporting painkiller thefts.
Addison's Mass lawyer says Addison denies shooting officer (WCAX 3)
MANCHESTER, N.H. The Massachusetts lawyer representing Michael Addison says Addison denies shooting Manchester (New Hampshire) police officer Michael Briggs.
Attorney general opinion restricts access to California criminal information (North County Times)
LOS ANGELES -- California prosecutors will no longer release routine information about people accused of committing crimes citing a recent legal opinion from Attorney General Bill Lockyer that said giving out such information violates defendants' privacy rights.
It's lawyer vs. landlord in real estate clash (St. Petersburg Times)
Court drama includes a $4-million mansion, a title and a big deposit. TAMPA — Look out. The gloves are coming off. Tampa Bay’s best-known lawyer has sued Tampa Bay’s most notorious landlord over a real estate deal gone bad.
Attorney General Race: Wayne Stenehjem (KFYR-TV Bismarck)
It`s the Attorney General`s job to enforce the state`s laws. We talked with Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem about what he`s done as the chief legal counsel and advisor to our state government.
Madiba's lawyer in Chiluba graft scandal (The Star)
Nelson Mandela's lawyer has been accused of profiting from corruption proceeds involving former Zambian ex-leader Frederick Chiluba.
Attorney general: Lists of applicants for state jobs are public (Journal Gazette & Times Courier)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office has concluded that names and qualifications of unsuccessful state job applicants should be released to the public, but Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration says it won't comply.
Lawyer: Jurors tainted bank slayings trial (Sioux City Journal)
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The lawyer for one of the men convicted in the 2002 Norfolk bank murders says his client's conviction was tainted because jurors expressed opinions about his guilt before trial.
Lawyer: Parks worth millions (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- Rosa Parks' estate is worth millions, though its exact value is unclear because it's not known what price her personal items would fetch, a lawyer challenging her will said Wednesday.
Mandela's lawyer named in Zambian graft claim (Independent Online)
Nelson Mandela's lawyer, Iqbal Meer has been accused of profiting from corruption proceeds involving Zambian ex-leader Frederick Chiluba, according to court documents.