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Attorney: Police didn’t turn over officers’ handwritten notes, as subpoena required (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – The attorney for a former McHenry County officer accused of sexually assaulting a Wonder Lake woman in the bathroom of his pub says police didn’t properly obey a subpoena requesting information.
Frat initiates were caned, lawyer says (St. Petersburg Times)
TALLAHASSEE - One of five fraternity brothers charged with felony hazing admitted that some prospective members were hit with canes during an initiation, a lawyer who investigated the matter testified Wednesday.
Attorney general to announce lawsuit today (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Indiana Attorney General Steve Carter is announcing litigation today against an organization in Gary that is accused of misspending grants intended to prevent tobacco use.
Jury hires attorney for case with gas company (The Natchez Democrat)
VIDALIA — The Concordia Parish Police Jury agreed Monday to hire an attorney to represent the parish tax assessor in legal proceedings against a gas company.
County attorney to draft ambulance ordinance (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Adams County may soon have an ordinance to regulate ambulance services. County Attorney Bob Latham said he was planning to have an ordinance that would regulate ambulance services to the board of supervisors this week.
Bingham Boosts Asia Presence With 22-Lawyer Tokyo Firm (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Just a month after announcing it will open a Hong Kong office, Bingham McCutchen is further expanding its Asia capacity with the addition of a 22-lawyer Tokyo firm, Sakai & Mimura. Traditionally, Bingham represented Japanese companies coming into the United States, but the firm hopes the move will position it better for international clients interested in Japan.
Attorney to replace DeMarco on bridge panel (Courier-Post)
The Burlington County freeholders Wednesday named a 34-year-old Moorestown attorney to replace the outgoing chairman of the troubled Burlington County Bridge Commission.
DeWitt to seek attorney general's opinion on tax freeze start date (The Victoria Advocate)
CUERO - The DeWitt County Commissioners Court is seeking a state attorney general's opinion on when a voter-approved senior citizens property tax freeze should begin.
Three recommended for U.S. attorney post (The Des Moines Register)
Three people were recommended Wednesday to the White House by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Ia., as candidates to become the new U.S. attorney for the...
Commission urges Iowa’s high court to suspend lawyer’s license (The Des Moines Register)
An Iowa lawyer accused of neglecting clients’ cases, collecting illegal fees and falsifying court documents is facing a possible two-year suspension...
Hewlett-Packard board cutting ties with top Silicon Valley lawyer (San Francisco Chronicle)
Hewlett-Packard's board has ended a crucial advisory relationship with Larry Sonsini, the powerful Silicon Valley lawyer, according to a person with close connections to the board. The move is the latest repercussion from the company's spying on...
Hazing defendant said initiates `took wood,' lawyer says (Miami Herald)
TALLAHASSEE -- (AP) -- One of five fraternity brothers charged with felony hazing admitted some prospective members had been hit with canes and ''took wood'' during an initiation, a lawyer who investigated the matter testified Wednesday.
Lawyer: Some hit by canes in hazing (Orlando Sentinel)
One of five fraternity brothers charged with felony hazing admitted that some prospective members had been hit with canes during an initiation, a lawyer who investigated the matter testified Wednesday.
'Mr Loophole' lawyer rebailed (BBC News)
Celebrity lawyer Nick Freeman - nicknamed Mr Loophole - is rebailed in Manchester.
Attorney General to discuss challenges to law banning affirmative action (Lansing State Journal)
LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox has scheduled a noon press conference to discuss lawsuits filed in the wake of the vote ending the state's affirmative action program.
Outspoken Lawyer Ellis Rubin, 81 (Washington Post)
Ellis Rubin, 81, a Miami lawyer with an affection for the disenfranchised and a outsized knack for publicity in the tradition of P.T. Barnum, died of cancer Dec. 12 at his home.
Wisconsin attorney general's 'club' comes under scrutiny (Gazette Extra Sports)
MADISON, Wis. - The state's incoming top prosecutor is asking donors to give $500 or more to be a member of "the Attorney General's Club" in a move drawing scrutiny from some watchdogs.
Chamber honors district attorney (The Daily Iberian)
The Greater Iberia Chamber of Commerce uses its Outstanding Civic Service Award to give something to someone who it feels gives everything. The chamber announced Wednesday 16th Judicial District Attorney Phil Haney will receive the award during a meeting at the Chamber of Commerce.
Funeral services held for late Miami attorney (7 News Miami)
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Funeral arrangements have been made for famed defense attorney, Ellis Rubin.
Michigan attorney general says he'll fight to uphold Prop 2 (Lansing State Journal)
State Attorney General Mike Cox today said he will go to court to defend Proposal 2, the initiative that bans affirmative action in public education, employment and contracting.
Palin's choice for attorney general comes as a surprise (Alaska Public Radio Network)
Governor Sarah Palin has appointed a relative unknown as Attorney General. His name is Talis Colberg - a self-employed attorney in Palmer, specializing in workers compensation law. He has no experience in state government. And Governor Palin said that was part of his appeal.
White Sox attorney: It's not if the team leaves Tucson, it's when (Arizona Daily Star)
PHOENIX -- The attorney for the Chicago White Sox told members of the Sports and Tourism Authority Thursday that they should not consider objections from Pima County to the team's plans to abandon its spring training facility in Tucson when deciding whether to fund a new stadium in west Phoenix.
U.S. Attorney McKay resigning (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
U.S. Attorney John McKay said Thursday that he will step down as the top federal law enforcement official for Western Washington.
Dasseys former attorney wont have to testify (Appleton Post-Crescent)
MANITOWOC A judge has withdrawn a subpoena that would have required Brendan Dasseys former attorney to testify Friday in a hearing that alleges ineffective counsel, and asks that Dasseys statements to police be thrown out.
P.A. lawyer appointed provincial court judge (Prince Albert Daily Herald)
A Prince Albert lawyer has been named provincial court judge. Hugh Harradence’s appointment as judge takes effect immediately.
U.S. Attorney In Seattle Resigning (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
SEATTLE -- John McKay, U.S. attorney for Western Washington, announced Thursday that he will resign next month to return to the private sector. McKay said his resignation would take effect Jan. 26.
RCSD joins Attorney General's Internet predator task force (WIS News 10 Columbia)
Another law enforcement department is joining the fight to stop online predators. The Richland County Sheriff's Department is the latest addition to the Attorney General's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
McKay resigning as U.S. Attorney (BizJournals)
U.S. Attorney John McKay, the top federal law enforcement official in Western Washington, is resigning on Jan. 26, 2007.
Report: Hewlett-Packard's board to cut ties with powerful lawyer (Canada.com)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co.'s board will drop prominent Silicon Valley lawyer Larry Sonsini as its outside counsel, according to a report published Thursday, marking the latest fallout from a spying scandal that humiliated the computer and printer maker.
State bar ready to assist in recently deceased attorney's cases (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
Since the recent death of local bankruptcy attorney, Jan Shephard, many of his clients have been wondering what will happen with their cases.
Fargo attorney named to mediate Williston annexation disputes... (KXMB CBS12 Bismarck)
A Fargo attorney has been named to mediate a dispute involving the city of Williston and residents who oppose its annexation plans. [[kxtopic:john-hoeven:t[Governor Hoeven]:t]] named attorney Jack Marcil (mar-SEEL') to try to help settle the dis
Lawyer opens investigation into school bus crash (FOX 10 Mobile)
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. A lawyer for some of the Lee High School students who were on a school bus when it plunged from an overpass last month has hired a team of experts to...
Mo. attorney general sues group home (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Missouri attorney general on Thursday sued the owner and operator of a group home where 10 people died in a fire, claiming the business had been secretly and illegally run by a man previously convicted in a Medicare and Medicaid fraud scheme.
Judge rules City Attorney cannot challenge pension benefits (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO - Pension benefits granted to San Diego city employees in 1996 and 2002 cannot be challenged by City Attorney Michael Aguirre because of existing settlements, a Superior Court judge ruled today.
LaSalle Board taps new state's attorney (Pantagraph)
OTTAWA - First Assistant State's Attorney Brian Towne was named the new state's attorney Thursday, hours after his boss submitted his resignation to become a circuit judge.
Obituary: Bernard Kleiman / Prominent labor lawyer with USW for 46 years (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Labor lawyer Bernard "Bernie" Kleiman, who was instrumental in changing the face of labor negotiations during a 46-year career with the United Steelworkers union, died Wednesday of a heart attack. He was 78 and lived in Squirrel Hill.
District Attorney Harshly Criticizing A Local Judge (KERO 23)
District Attorney Ed Jagels is Harshly criticizing a local judge after a decision invovling an illegal immigrant.
Jury hires attorney for case with gas company (The Natchez Democrat)
VIDALIA — The Concordia Parish Police Jury agreed Monday to hire an attorney to represent the parish tax assessor in legal proceedings against a gas company.
Industry Insider: Lawyer-musician's holiday CD is stocking-stuffer with appeal (The Star-Ledger)
Trying to find the perfect last- minute gift for that attorney in your life? Something light but also (mostly) in good taste, all about legal stuff a lawyer would find funny but you don't really understand?
U.S. attorney who led fight against terrorism steps down (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
U.S. Attorney John McKay, who stepped up leadership over federal agencies charged with investigating criminal syndicates and terrorist plots, announced his resignation Thursday.
LaSalle Board taps new state's attorney (Pantagraph)
OTTAWA - First Assistant State's Attorney Brian Towne was named the new state's attorney Thursday, hours after his boss submitted his resignation to become a circuit judge.
County attorney to draft ambulance ordinance (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Adams County may soon have an ordinance to regulate ambulance services. County Attorney Bob Latham said he was planning to have an ordinance that would regulate ambulance services to the board of supervisors this week.
County attorney's aide fired in Zavala (San Antonio Express News)
The longtime secretary to the Zavala County attorney was fired after being charged Wednesday with theft and falsifying government records.
MOTORSPORTS NOTEBOOK: Attorney gets job as DEI 2nd in command (The Charlotte Observer)
Max Siegel, who has worked as an attorney for sports stars and as a television producer and company executive in the entertainment industry, has been named president of global operations for Dale Earnhardt Inc.
U.S. Attorney McKay to quit prosecutor job at end of next month (Seattle Times)
After five years as the top federal prosecutor for the Western District of Washington, U.S. Attorney John McKay announced Thursday that...
Federal attorney plans to leave job (The Oregonian)
SEATTLE -- U.S. Attorney John McKay, the Justice Department's top lawyer in Western Washington, said Thursday he will resign next month to return to the private sector.
HP board to cut ties with powerful lawyer (The Morning Call)
| Hewlett-Packard Co.'s board will drop prominent Silicon Valley lawyer Larry Sonsini as its outside counsel, according to a report published Thursday, marking the latest fallout from a spying scandal that humiliated the computer and printermaker.
HP ends not so special ties to lawyer (The Register)
Er, thanks for the advice, Larry HP has decided that it can do without the special advice of Silicon Valley powerbroker and lawyer extraordinaire Larry Sonsini, according to a New York Times report.…
Dasseys former attorney will not have to testify (Green Bay Press-Gazette)
MANITOWOC A judge has withdrawn a subpoena that would have required Brendan Dasseys former attorney to testify today in a hearing that alleges ineffective counsel, and asks that Dasseys statements to police be thrown out.
Dasseys former attorney will not testify at hearing (The Oshkosh Northwestern)
MANITOWOC A judge has withdrawn a subpoena that would have required Brendan Dasseys former attorney to testify in a hearing today that will determine whether to throw out Dasseys statements to police.