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Police probe needs closure, lawyer says (Greensboro News-Record)
GREENSBORO — Previewing the thunderhead of costly litigation looming over City Hall, a lawyer for the lieutenant at the center of a police scandal called on the city to end the public ordeal.
Attorney general race heats up (Sun-Sentinel)
The race to be Florida's next attorney general features two distinct candidates looking for an edge as they enter the final days of a tight contest.
Attorney General (Sun-Sentinel)
The attorney general is the chief legal officer for the state, charged with representing it in civil and criminal court actions. The attorney general is elected to a four-year term with an annual sala
Alito protégé sworn in as U.S. attorney in Miami (Miami Herald)
Samuel A. Alito, the U.S. Supreme Court's newest justice, praised one of his protégés, R. Alexander Acosta, on Wednesday as he swore him in as the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida.
Complaint against delegate goes to Md. attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Anne Arundel County prosecutors have referred a criminal complaint against state Del. Tony McConkey to the Maryland attorney general's office, noting a conflict of interest. The county prosecutor's wife is opposing McConkey in the Nov. 7 election.
Columbus lawyer's license yanked (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday suspended the law license of a Columbus lawyer who pleaded guilty to exposing himself to women, then taking photos of their reactions.
Madiba's lawyer implicated in Chiluba scandal (The Star)
Nelson Mandela's lawyer has been accused of profiting from corruption proceeds involving former Zambian leader Frederick Chiluba.
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.
Defense attorney targets trooper testimony (Boston Globe)
BARNSTABLE -- During cross-examination in the trial of a trash collector accused of killing fashion writer Christa Worthington, defense attorney Robert A. George yesterday characterized his client as a "drunken fool" who dropped out of the 11th grade and had severe epilepsy until the age of 15 .
LawTunes Releases "Merry Lexmas From The Lawtunes," An Attaché Case-Full of Law-Related and Lawyer-Created (PR Web via Yahoo! News)
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 26, 2006 -- A Lawyer's Christmas Album?
Attorney general seeks release of grand jury testimony (Boston Globe)
Attorney General Patrick Lynch has asked permission to release secret grand jury testimony in The Station nightclub fire case, saying the information could help the public understand the circumstances of the deadly disaster and the scope of the investigation.
Attorney general: Lists of applicants for state jobs are public (Southern Illinoisan)
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.
Aerial Search For Missing Attorney, Passenger Ends (CBS 5 Phoenix)
PHOENIX -- The aerial search for a missing Phoenix attorney and his companion has been called off. William Westover and his passenger, Marcy Randolph, took off from the Deer Valley Airport on Sept. 24 in a small Cessna.
Former Governor Eyes Attorney General Post (KCRA TheKCRAChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
His father was governor and so was he. His sister Kathleen served as the state's treasurer, and now the man known as "Downtown Mayor Brown" is running for attorney general.
Lawyer says police overstepped authority in standoff (CBC Ottawa)
Police had no authority to remove a man from an eastern Ontario house during a 15-hour standoff in June in which a police officer was shot, says the lawyer of the accused.
Lawyer says bank slayings trial was tainted (Scottsbluff Star-Herald)
LINCOLN (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.
Attorney general seeks release of grand jury testimony in Station nightclub fire case (Boston Herald)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Attorney General Patrick Lynch has asked permission to release secret grand jury testimony in The Station nightclub fire case, saying the information could help the public understand...
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, court documents say.
Lawyer: Juve deserved C (Football Italia)
Juventus lawyer Cesare Zaccone believes that club were fortunate to escape being demoted to Serie C for their part in Calciopoli. The Old Lady’s board held an intense meeting in Turin this afternoon regarding the relegation of the team and their financial problems.
Sept. 11 Plotter Asks Court for Lawyer, Trial (Washington Post)
Ramzi Binalshibh, an admitted al-Qaeda planner of the Sept. 11 attacks, tried four times to join the terrorist hijackers who flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001 and has acknowledged his goal of killing as many Americans as possible.
Glen attorney plays 'catchup' with backlog of legal issues (The Baker County Standard)
The Glen St. Mary Town Council had been without an attorney for the past several months and had a backlog of pending legal issues.
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.
Attorney general seeks release of grand jury testimony (WRGB)
(Providence, RI - AP) - Rhode Island's attorney general seeks permission to release secret grand jury testimony in The Station nightclub fire. Attorney General Patrick Lynch filed a petition in Providence Superior Court asking a judge to allow the transcripts to be released.
Kiwi lawyer's saucy email spreads like wildfire (Stuff)
A salacious email inviting a female lawyer to no-strings sex has spread like wildfire to countless inboxes worldwide.
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.
Attorney general seeks release of grand jury testimony (WLNE-TV)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The attorney general seeks permission to release secret grand jury testimony in The Station nightclub fire. Attorney General Patrick Lynch filed a petition in Providence Superior Court asking a judge to allow the transcripts to be released.
Lawyer says police may have overstepped authority before shooting of officer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
The lawyer for a man accused of shooting a police officer in eastern Ontario is raising questions about the way police handled the events on the night of the shooting in June.
N.Y. Attorney General accuses 'life settlement' firm of fraud (San Diego Union-Tribune)
ALBANY, N.Y., 1:37 p.m. Oct. 26 (AP): One of the nation's leading “life settlement” companies – a business that helps people cash in life insurance policies for a fraction of their value – made “secret payments” to suppress competitive bids and charged high commissions that hurt the policy sellers, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer charged Thursday.
Attorney: Boy Did Not Mean To Kill Teen With Baseball Bat (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
LOS ANGELES -- A 14-year-old boy who fatally struck a 15-year-old with a baseball bat did not mean to kill him, his attorney told an appellate panel Thursday in a bid to dismiss the child's conviction for second-degree murder.
Lawyer: Jurors tainted bank slayings trial (The Beatrice Daily Sun)
LINCOLN, Neb. - 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.
Malaysian lawyer heads Syria’s team in Hariri case (New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian lawyer is helping Syria build up its defence against possible charges of being the hidden hand behind the death of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Attorney General says Blagojevich must release subpoenas (Pantagraph)
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois attorney general said Thursday that Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration is violating state public-information law by refusing to release the subpoenas it has received in a federal corruption probe.
Accused forced to take on lawyer (TVNZ)
The man charged with the murder of Liam Ashley has been forced to have a lawyer represent him. The 25-year-old is accused of killing the teenager in the back of a prison van in August.
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.
County attorney candidate denies sex claim (Globe Online)
CHARLES CITY — Floyd County Attorney candidate Jesse Marzen is denying allegations that he had sex with a client in exchange for his legal services.
Police probe needs closure, lawyer says (Greensboro News-Record)
GREENSBORO — Previewing the thunderhead of costly litigation looming over City Hall, a lawyer for the lieutenant at the center of a police scandal called on the city to end the public ordeal.Ken Free, who represents Lt. (Credit: "By Lorraine Ahearn and Eric Townsend Staff Writers ")
Montgomery should be attorney general (News-Herald)
The campaign for state attorney general takes a back seat to no race on the Nov. 7 ballot for friction between opponents. Democrat state Sen. Marc Dann of Liberty Township is running against Republican Betty Montgomery, who seeks a second tenure as Ohio's top law enforcement officer.
Attorney General Race: Bill Brudvick (KFYR-TV Bismarck)
Last night we heard from Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem, who`s running for re-election. Tonight, we`ll find out what his opponent Bill Brudvick says he`d like to do if he takes office.
Humboldt Co. attorney responds to supervisors’ allegations (The Fort Dodge Messenger)
HUMBOLDT — Humboldt County Attorney Paul Walter has responded to allegations of inefficiency brought against him by county officials, saying that it seems to be a case of ‘‘politics as usual.’’
Attorney questions timing of strip club raid (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
The attorney for a Lake City strip club wonders if the motive behind a police crackdown Tuesday evening is an upcoming November ballot initiative about stripping.
Complaint against delegate goes to Md. attorney general (Baltimore Sun)
Anne Arundel County prosecutors have referred a criminal complaint against state Del. Tony McConkey to the Maryland attorney general's office, noting a conflict of interest. The county prosecutor's wife is opposing McConkey in the Nov. 7 election.
Old case raised anew in fight for attorney general (Los Angeles Times)
SACRAMENTO — With the Republican foe of Jerry Brown providing the platform, a 37-year-old mother of three came forward Thursday to charge that the Oakland mayor and Democratic attorney general candidate mishandled her sexual harassment allegations against Jacques Barzaghi, Brown's longtime aide-de-camp and confidant.
Midstate briefs: Missing attorney makes contact, Clarksville police say (Tennessean)
Missing attorney Van L. Riggins Jr. has been spotted and "appears to be OK," Clarksville Police Officer Tim Chandler said Wednesday. Riggins was reported missing Oct. 14 by his wife, Melinda, who indicates in a police report she last saw her husband on Oct. 12.
Delgadillo names lawyer to advise City Council (Los Angeles Times)
City Atty. Rocky Delgadillo appointed a special lawyer Thursday to advise the City Council in an effort to improve the relationship between his office and the city's legislative body.
Donald P. Traci, lawyer, led international academy in '89 (The Plain Dealer)
Lakewood -- Donald P. Traci, 79, retired trial lawyer and longtime managing partner of the Cleveland law firm of Spangenberg, Shibley, Traci and Lancione, died on Tuesday at Devon Oaks, a Westlake assisted-living community.
Naming names: Tactics by candidate heats up Floyd County attorney race (Waterloo Cedar-Falls Courier)
CHARLES CITY --- Distribution of a list outlining plea bargain agreements arranged by the Floyd County attorney is adding spark to an already heated election.
Victim's family sues Jax attorney in crash (The News-Press)
JACKSONVILLE -- An assistant U.S. attorney arrested over a deadly crash is facing a new legal challenge. Michael Gallagher is accused of slamming into the back of an SUV in Saint Johns County and killing 23-year-old Coty Hastings.
Priest's lawyer denies 2nd abuse claim (AP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for a Catholic priest who acknowledged fondling former Rep. Mark Foley when Foley was a teenager said Friday there were no grounds for legal action against the clergyman, and denied allegations by a second man who said the priest molested him.
Priest's Lawyer Denies 2nd Abuse Claim (AP via Yahoo! Asia News)
The lawyer for a Catholic priest who acknowledged fondling former Rep. Mark Foley when Foley was a teenager said Friday there were no grounds for legal action against the clergyman, and denied allegations by a second man who said the ...
Son of Sam, former lawyer settle dispute over killer's property (Contra Costa Times)
"Son of Sam" serial killer David Berkowitz has settled a lawsuit in which he accused his former lawyer of stealing and profiting from his personal property, including his bar mitzvah photos and his typewriter.