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Judge challenged by civil lawyer (Jefferson City News Tribune)
The sitting circuit judge in Cole County faces a challenge from a lawyer with 14 years of civil litigation. Democrat Tom Brown has been a judge for 20 years and followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
Lawyer would like to see Team Quebec at 2008 world hockey championships (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
QUEBEC (CP) - If lawyer Guy Bertrand has his way, Canada could be represented at the 2008 world hockey championship by Team Quebec.
Lawyer would like to see Team Quebec at 2008 world hockey championships (Canada.com)
Quebec City lawyer Guy Bertrand. (CP/Jacques Boissinot) QUEBEC (CP) - If lawyer Guy Bertrand has his way, Canada could be represented at the 2008 world hockey championship by Team Quebec.
Lawyer: Davis' voted in 2000 (St. Petersburg Times)
Tampa lawyer Susan Fox, a Democrat, says she stood in line with Jim Davis at the polls.
Defense requests second lawyer (Times Herald)
COURTHOUSE - The lawyer representing accused killer Corey Jemeal Wright, a 26-year-old Norristown resident charged with the revenge-motivated shooting death of a young Norristown mother, needs some help in defending his client.
CAMPAIGN DIGEST: Attorney general says multi-lingual forms OK (Globe Online)
NO PROBLEMO — Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller’s office believes it is perfectly legal for the Iowa Secretary of State to publish voter registration forms and absentee ballot request forms in languages other than English.
Spotlight on Floyd County Attorney Race (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
FLOYD COUNTY -- The Floyd County Attorney has run unopposed in the past two elections, but Marilyn Dettmer's office has attracted quite a bit of attention in the past few years.
Armed Man Enters Attorney's Office (WCAX 3)
An Essex Junction man is behind bars, after he reportedly walked into an attorney's office armed with a weapon. Police say 53-year-old Ilya Novof showed up for an appointment Thursday morning at Erin Smith's office in South Burlingto.
Attorney to take statements for lawsuit against Lilly (Terre Haute Tribune-Star)
A Washington, D.C., attorney will be in Terre Haute on Wednesday to take statements as part of a race discrimination lawsuit against Eli Lilly and Co.
Lawyer wants to see Team Quebec at 2008 worlds (The Ottawa Sun)
Fri, November 3, 2006 Lawyer wants to see Team Quebec at 2008 worlds By MARTIN OUELLET, THE CANADIAN PRESS QUEBEC -- If lawyer Guy Bertrand has his way, Canada could be represented at the 2008 world hockey championship by Team Quebec. Bertrand, who is again proclaiming his sovereignist faith after embracing federalism for several years, said Thursday he wants Quebec's hockey elite to play a
Attorney charged with soliciting sex (The State)
A Columbia attorney who works in the Supreme Court office that regulates the ethics of S.C. lawyers and judges was arrested Thursday on charges of soliciting sex and impersonating a SLED agent. Charles Nathaniel Pearman, 42, was taken into custody about 10 a.m. at the Western Inn motel on Bush River Road, the State Law Enforcement Division said.
Cuomo for Attorney General (El Diario La Prensa)
To say that the office of the New York attorney general has been elevated is an understatement. The ho-hum, legal eagle persona was retired and in its stead, a powerhouse for weeding out corruption and serving justice emerged.
Attorney general to speak at luncheon (Billings Gazette)
Montana Attorney General Mike McGrath will be a luncheon speaker at the AARP Consumer Summit today at 11:30 a.m. at Miles Community College.
Attorney fields no complaints (Rapid City Journal)
Robert Mandel feels a little like the Maytag repairman. Mandel, assistant U.S. attorney for South Dakota, is in charge of fielding complaints about election violations in the state.
Jonesville attorney sent to jail (The Daily Reporter)
JACKSON — A Jonesville bankruptcy attorney — who pleaded no contest to criminal sexual conduct (CSC) charges involving a family friend’s pre-teen daughter — will spend the next nine months in jail.
Falk is the better choice for state attorney general (La Crosse Tribune)
The candidates for Wisconsin attorney general bring very different skills to the race, but in our view, Kathleen Falk’s administrative experience as Dane County executive, coupled with her 14 years as an assistant attorney general, make her the better choice.
Menendez hires top lawyer in rent case (The Star-Ledger)
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D- N.J.) has repeatedly denied he is being investigated by federal prosecutors, but yesterday his campaign staff confirmed that a prominent criminal defense lawyer is representing him in an inquiry into a rental property he once owned.
Stephen R. Kaye, 75, Litigation Lawyer, Dies (New York Times)
Stephen Rackow Kaye was a lawyer who wrote the definitive work on commercial litigation in New York State.
Lawyer raps county jury selection (Detroit News)
A defense lawyer is challenging Wayne County's jury-selection system, saying it draws too few African-Americans and that the chief judge cannot fairly evaluate a process she helps control.
Missing lawyer is confirmed dead : Attorney General (The Nation)
Police will issue arrest warrants soon against a group of people who allegedly involved in killing Somchai Neelapaichit, a Thai Muslim lawyer who went missing two years ago.
Attorney general race hinges on Station fire plea bargain (Brown Daily Herald)
Republican Bill Harsch's campaign for Rhode Island attorney general received an unexpected boost Wednesday following public accusations that his Democratic opponent, current Attorney General Patrick Lynch '87, lied intentionally about his involvement in the plea bargain of the owners of The Station nightclub in Warwick.
Armed Man Enters Attorney's Office (WCAX 3)
An Essex Junction man is behind bars, after he reportedly walked into an attorney's office armed with a weapon. Police say 53-year-old Ilya Novof showed up for an appointment Thursday morning at Erin Smith's office in South Burlingto.
State's attorney wants cash for prosecutors (Daily Southtown)
Cook County State's Attorney Dick Devine says his prosecutors are being paid less than public defenders and they deserve more. But Devine will not support a tax increase to pay for higher salaries, and the public defender's office says Devine's not getting his facts straight.
No more warrants,yet, in missing right's lawyer case (MCOT)
BANGKOK, Nov 3 (TNA) - The Department of Special Investigation (DSI) conceded that it needs more time to find evidence in order to issue more arrest warrants for additional suspects involved in the disappearance of a human rights lawyer.
Lawyer says mother didn't torture boy (The Monterey County Herald)
A lawyer defending a woman charged with torturing her 8-year-old son to death said Thursday that his client is a beautiful mother, not a murderer, and that the boy was severely emotionally disturbed.
Area lawyer gets 18 months for disobeying judge (Gainesville Sun)
A Gainesville lawyer, convicted earlier this year of criminal contempt for violating a judge's order barring him from advising others about federal taxes and the Internal Revenue Service and linked to a group prosecutors have called a "tax protest organization," was sentenced to an...
Attorney General: Spanish Election Forms Legal (KCCI 8 Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The secretary of state's office did not violate Iowa's English-only law by offering Spanish absentee ballot request forms. That's according to Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller.
Attorney general's loophole weakens chain-store ban (Nantucket Inquirer and Mirror)
By Peter A. Sutters Jr. I&M Staff Writer A lthough the Massachusetts attorney general’s office late last week approved the so-called chain store ban passed at Town Meeting in April, language included in a revised version of the bylaw sent to Town clerk Catherine Flanagan Stover includes a loophole that could allow chain stores to open in the downtown historic district.
Rooting out scandal key to attorney general race (Southern Illinoisan)
SPRINGFIELD - Rooting out public corruption has become the central issue in the upcoming Illinois attorney general's race. As allegations of corruption have become a major issue in this year's gubernatorial race, how to handle it is bleeding into the attorney general contest.
Attorney appealing to Alabama Supreme Court (WSFA Montgomery)
PRATTVILLE, Ala. - An attorney trying to unseat four powerful Democratic state senators plans to appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court for permission to pursue his suit in Republican-leaning Autauga County.
Attorney choked by defendant during trial (WAVY 10)
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. A Williamsburg man charged with several gun counts choked his attorney during his trial.
Attorney choked by defendant during trial (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. A Williamsburg man charged with several gun counts choked his attorney during his trial. The Daily Press reports that 19-year-old...
Attorney choked by defendant during trial (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. A Williamsburg man charged with several gun counts choked his attorney during his trial.
Judge challenged by civil lawyer (Jefferson City News Tribune)
The sitting circuit judge in Cole County faces a challenge from a lawyer with 14 years of civil litigation. Democrat Tom Brown has been a judge for 20 years and followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather.
Youth Admits Robbing Murdered Lawyer (Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland News)
A teenager on trial for the murder of a City lawyer confessed to being one of his attackers, a court has heard. Delano Brown, 18, allegedly said he had robbed Tom ap Rhys Pryce but his claimed his cousin, Donnel Carty, 19, had stabbed him.
Man admits robbing lawyer, but 'said cousin stabbed him' (Times Online)
A man accused of murdering a successful City lawyer told a prison officer that the stabbing happened after a robbery went terribly wrong, a jury heard today....
Man Who Posed As Lawyer Appears In Court (WAVE 3 Louisville)
A Huntington, West Virginia man accused of bilking a Boyd County, Kentucky family by posing as a lawyer has entered a plea of not guilty to felony theft charges.
Lawyer fights to prove 9/11 link after 'Angel of Ground Zero' dies (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A nun who spent months at the site of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, comforting relatives of the dead and blessing body parts, has died of lung disease, her lawyer said.
Lawyer sues Germany on behald of dead bear (Independent Online)
A lawyer has sued a German state on behalf of a dead bear, four months after Bruno the badly behaved bruin was shot.
NKC Hospital sues lawyer over records request (Kansas City Star)
North Kansas City Hospital has sued a lawyer representing Coventry Health Care of Kansas Inc. over his request for hospital records.
License suspended for attorney who used to work in Iowa (KWWL Iowa)
DES MOINES, Iowa The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the license of an attorney who is accused of ethical misconduct.
Mazzeo's Attorney Holds News Conference (KLAS Las Vegas)
The attorney for Chrissy Mazzeo, the woman accusing Jim Gibbons of assaulting her in a parking garage a few weeks ago, says his client's claim isn't being taken seriously. Richard Wright held a news conference early this afternoon. Join Eyewitness News for more at 4, 5 & 6.
State attorney general investigating lawsuit claims against Utopia developer (Norwich Bulletin)
The state is actively investigating the claims of an Oct. 18 Manhattan lawsuit filed against Utopia Studios developer Joseph Gentile and his partners, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said today.
Attorney General's office demands Hevesi put $90,000 in escrow (Observer-Dispatch)
ALBANY – Comptroller Alan Hevesi announced Friday that he placed $90,000 in escrow at the demand of the attorney general’s office amid an investigation of what he owes the state for having a government worker chauffeur his disabled wife.
Attorney for state agency charged with soliciting sex from SLED agent (The Times and Democrat)
COLUMBIA, S.C. - An attorney for a state agency was charged Thursday with posing as a State Law Enforcement Division officer to an undercover agent posing as a prostitute.
Anti-Hatch Ads Linked To Ex-Swift Boat Lawyer (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
A new independent group running ads criticizing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Hatch is affiliated with Washington lawyer Benjamin Ginsberg -- who represented the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth in the 2004 presidential campaign. More Election 2006 News More Political News
Attorney choked by defendant during trial (WAVY 10)
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A Williamsburg man charged with several gun counts choked his attorney during his trial. The Daily Press reports that 19-year-old William Major Henderson reached over yesterday and put an arm around attorney Dwight Dansby's shoulder, then his neck -- and squeezed.
Ruling shields negligent public officials in Ontario from lawsuits, lawyer fumes (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
TORONTO (CP) - Suing public health officials in Canada for negligence will be impossible if a ruling by Ontario's highest court is allowed to stand, a lawyer for victims of West Nile virus said Friday.
Race for attorney general is deja vu all over again (Boston Globe)
He may be a long shot, but Dennis Carver isn't giving up. Fueled by anger over a series of speeding tickets he got, he ran against incumbent Attorney General Bill Sorrell two years ago.
King leads Tyson in fundraising for attorney general (al.com)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican incumbent Troy King leads Democratic challenger John Tyson Jr. in fundraising for the race for attorney general. Candidates filed campaign finance reports this week with the secretary of state that show how much they have taken in since late September.