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Attorney General Promises To Investigate Price Gouging (KOAT.com)
SANTA FE, N.M. -- State Attorney General Gary King is warning motels and other New Mexico businesses not to take advantage of stranded motorists and others affected by last week's snowstorm.
Smith sworn in as new county state's attorney (The Frederick News-Post)
By Kate Leckie News-Post Staff FREDERICK -- State's Attorney Charlie Smith admitted to a slight case of nerves before being formally sworn in as Frederick County's top prosecutor in a packed courtroom Tuesday afternoon.
New attorney, judge assigned in murder case (The Reporter)
A San Francisco man facing second-degree murder charges in connection with a double-fatality crash on Highway 12 near Suisun City has received a new attorney and been assigned a new judge. Defendant Nicola Christopher Bucci, 33, was brought briefly before Solano County Superior Court Judge Ramona Garrett Tuesday morning. Formerly represented by Vallejo attorney Daniel Russo, Bucci appeared
Critical Reception: Capcom's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All (Gamasutra)
This week's edition of the regular Critical Reception column examines online reaction to Capcom's Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All, the awaited sequel to 2005's surprise hit lawyer sim Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. Despite the relative unpopularity of the text-based adventure genre outside of Japan, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney managed to find an audience in the United States ...
Watada lawyer says Army is attempting to silence his defense (KPUA Hilo)
HONOLULU (AP) _ The lawyer for an Army officer from Honolulu who refused to deploy to Iraq says military prosecutors don't want him to be able to argue at his court martial that the war in Iraq is illegal.
Activist lawyer gets death threats (INQ7.net)
AN ACTIVIST lawyer who has taken on cases against the Arroyo administration bared on Wednesday death threats he and his family had received.
U.S. lawyer to fight for release of former Olympian Bédard (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
An American lawyer for Myriam Bédard said he will ask a U.S. judge to free the former Olympian from custody on Wednesday so that she can return to Canada "on her own accord" to face a charge of parental child abduction.
New district attorney and staff in place (The McDowell News)
With the new year having dawned, McDowell and Rutherford counties have new prosecutors in place. Brad Greenway, who was elected district attorney for the newly created District 29A in November, and his staff took the oath of office Tuesday in Rutherford County.
Aronberg to seek re-election to Senate, won't run for state attorney (Sun-Sentinel)
WEST PALM BEACH -- State Sen. Dave Aronberg, D-Greenacres, announced Wednesday that he will seek re-election to his seat in 2008 at a news conference he called to squash rumors that he might run for state attorney in Palm Beach County.
Venezuela asked to mediate in kidnapping of Colombian lawyer (El Universal)
A human rights organization Wednesday reported a Colombian lawyer who endorsed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez' re-election bid is missing and asked the Venezuelan Government to mediate for his release.
'Nights' investigation goes to district attorney (Half Moon Bay Review)
The investigation into an off-duty police officer's conduct during a recent holiday festival has been completed and forwarded on to the San Mateo County District Attorney, Half Moon Bay Chief of Police Ike Ortiz said on Thursday.
Lawyer claims strike on, jailor says rubbish (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
An indefinite hunger strike by 109 undertrials at Arthur Road jail booked under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) moved into its third day on Wednesday, according to MCOCA lawyer Sushan Kunjuraman. He also alleged that two MCOCA undertrials had been physically and mentally tortured by jail officials. However, prison authorities categorically denied the ...
Defence lawyer says Duke has invited 2 lacrosse players back to school (Slam! Sports)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Duke University has invited two of the lacrosse players accused of sexual assault to return to school as students in good standing, a defence lawyer said Wednesday.
Defense attorney says two Duke lacrosse players invited back to school (KXLY-TV Spokane)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A defense attorney says Duke University has invited back two lacrosse players accused of sexual assault as students in good standing.
Foster mother's attorney: Baker a 'co-conspirator' in Fiesel death (Dayton Daily News)
CINCINNATI — Even though a Hamilton County judge rejected Liz Carroll's request to throw out statements she made to a grand jury and detectives following the death of her foster son, the woman's attorney said that shouldn't hurt the case.
Lawyer Steals $1.6 Million (WCBS 880 New York)
A lawyer who pleaded guilty to charges of stealing more than $1.6 million dollars from his clients was sentenced today to up to 10 years in prison because he failed to pay any of the money back.
Attorney: Duke invites 2 lacrosse players back (Greensboro News-Record)
RALEIGH (AP) — Duke University has invited two of the lacrosse players accused of sexual assault to return to school as students in good standing, a defense attorney said Wednesday. (Credit: "By AARON BEARD Associated Press Writer")
Defense attorney says Duke has invited 2 lacrosse players back to school (San Diego Union-Tribune)
RALEIGH, N.C., 12:15 p.m. Jan. 3 (AP): Duke University has invited two of the lacrosse players accused of sexual assault to return to school as students in good standing, a defense attorney said Wednesday.
Jessamy starts fourth term as city state's attorney (Baltimore Sun)
Patricia C. Jessamy was sworn in yesterday morning as Baltimore's top prosecutor, a position the 58-year-old Mississippi native has held since being appointed to the job in 1995. In November, Jessamy, a Democrat, was easily re-elected to her fourth term as Baltimore state's attorney.
Lawyer turns to cleaning the streets of Huangshi (China Daily)
A retired American lawyer in Central China's Hubei Province has devoted himself to the cause of environmental protection by collecting rubbish in the streets.
Former Cerro Gordo County attorney dies at 92 (Globe Online)
MASON CITY — A former Mason City businessman, wine-making enthusiast and Cerro Gordo County attorney has died at 92. Clayton Wornson, who lived in Clear Lake, died Tuesday at the Calvin Manor Assisted Living Health Center in Des Moines.
Van Hollen Sworn In As Attorney General (WISC Channel3000.com via Yahoo! News)
The first Republican attorney general elected in Wisconsin in 20 years took the oath of office Wednesday.
Local Attorney Promoted to Chief of Staff for the DEA (KCBD-TV Lubbock)
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Tanya Pierce is now the Chief of Staff to the DEA Administrator.
Defense attorney says 2 Duke lacrosse players invited back to school (KRON 4 Bay Area)
RALEIGH, N.C. A defense attorney says Duke University has invited back two lacrosse players accused of sexual assault as students in good standing.
Defense attorney says 2 Duke lacrosse players invited back to school (KHQ Spokane)
RALEIGH, N.C. A defense attorney says Duke University has invited back two lacrosse players accused of sexual assault as students in good standing. Collin Finnerty and...
Lawyer Disbarred For Stealing $1.5 Million (CBS 3 Philadelphia)
The state Supreme Court announced Wednesday that a Wilmington lawyer who stole 1.5 million dollars he was holding for clients has been disbarred.
Riverside County gets new district attorney (North County Times)
RIVERSIDE -- For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, Riverside County has a new district attorney.
City preparing for court action in dispute with former city attorney (Princeton Daily Clarion)
The Mt. Carmel City Council opened Tuesday’s regular meeting with a call for an executive session concerning pending litigation with former city attorney Terry Kaid, who has filed a declaratory judgment action in Wabash County Circuit Court seeking state pension coverage for the years he represented the City of Mt. Carmel.
Attorney says Eminger is sorry for his actions (Crookston Daily Times)
The attorney representing Rev. Michael K. Eminger, who faces eight felony theft charges for allegedly embezzling nearly $14,000 from the Fisher Chamber of Commerce, said in an e-mail sent to the Times Sunday that his client "takes full responsibility for his actions and is truly sorry for them."
Supervisors disagree on county attorney (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — The re-elections and re-appointments for the Adams County Supervisors were anything but routine at Tuesday’s meeting. While Darryl Grennell was re-elected as president and Sammy Cauthen was elected vice president, the subject of board attorney was stickier.
BP pays medical bills for 3, attorney says (Houston Chronicle)
BP has paid the medical bills for three workers who were severely injured at its Texas City refinery blast in 2005, according to their attorney. The three workers, Alisa Dean, Tracy Donaie and Enrique Rivera, charged in November that BP was not complying with the agreement to pay for their health care.
Hotel Lawyer Top Picks for 2006 | By Jim Butler, Hotel Lawyer (Hospitality Net)
Hotel Lawyer Top Picks of 2006. Yes, 2006 has been a record year for many in the hospitality industry, and for the hotel lawyers at Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP. As we have already given our Outlook for 2007, we thought it might be interesting to look back on our Top Pick articles from 2006 from www.HotelLawBlog.com.
Lawyer pleads guilty to impaired driving charge (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A prominent St. John's lawyer has pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing bodily harm, and says the incident has changed his life.
Kiar is out as Davie town attorney (Miami Herald)
Davie Town Council members voted Wednesday night to fire Town Attorney Monroe Kiar, saying he failed to flag an improper investment of taxpayer money.
Davie Town Attorney fired after seven years (Sun-Sentinel)
The Davie Town Council fired Town Attorney Monroe Kiar on Wednesday night after Councilman Bryan Caletka made the motion.
Election Of Dead Candidate Means Appointee Will Hold Office, Attorney General Says (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- A victory at the polls by a West Memphis City Council member who died before the election leaves the person appointed to fill the vacancy as the office-holder for the coming term, according to a state attorney general's opinion.
Attorney General Says State Measures Address School Funding Adequacy (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Conducting a comprehensive school finance study and adding nearly 200 million in academic and facilities aid this year fulfilled the state's commitment to adequately funding public schools, the attorney general's office said in state Supreme Court filings Tuesday.
Threet Sworn In As Washington County Prosecuting Attorney (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- For John Threet, Washington County's new prosecuting attorney, a job well done means giving something back to his community.
Biden publicly sworn in as attorney general (The News Journal)
Beau Biden is publicly sworn in as Delaware's attorney general Wednesday night at the Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington. He officially took office in a private ceremony Tuesday. The public ceremony was delayed in observance of the national day of mourning for President Ford.
Lawyer disbarred following thefts from clients (The News Journal)
A Wilmington lawyer was disbarred more than a year after he was sentenced to a five-year prison term for stealing about $1.5 million -- money he was supposed to be holding in trust for his clients, the state Supreme Court said Tuesday.
Early sworn in as district attorney (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
WORCESTER - Amid a backdrop of history, Joseph D. Early Jr. was sworn in yesterday as the new Worcester district attorney, promising a community-based office that will work to prevent crime before it occurs.
Dyer picks 3rd city attorney (Orlando Sentinel)
Mayor taps friend for post, calls her 'cream of the crop' Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer is hiring his third city attorney in three years.
RP can have Smith once verdict is final--Arroyo lawyer (INQ7.net)
THE PHILIPPINE government can still have custody over a convicted US marine once the court decides with finality on his case, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s lawyer said Thursday.
Brooklyn Lawyer Sentenced for Stealing from Clients (1010 WINS New York)
A lawyer who pleaded guilty to charges of stealing more than $1.6 million from his clients was sentenced to up to 10 years in prison because he failed to pay any of the money back.
Attorney of alleged drug dealer files request for hearing (The State Journal-Register)
The attorney for an alleged drug dealer is seeking a hearing to determine if two embattled former Springfield police detectives were truthful when they asked for a warrant in 2005 to search the accused man's home.
City legal staff fills out with new attorney (The Frederick News-Post)
By Liam Farrell News-Post Staff FREDERICK -- City Hall's new attorney is settling in and this month will soon take the lead role in advising one of the city's most influential development authorities.
Judge OKs removal of Gamez’ attorney (Laredo Morning Times)
A judge agreed Wednesday to remove the attorney of Javier Gamez in his lawsuit against Carlos Flores, who shot Gamez in 2005.Flores, the son of former judge Manuel R. Flores, has claimed self-defense in the criminal case against him.
Final rules on lawyer advertising being released (BizJournals)
Rules governing lawyer advertising in New York are due to be released Thursday by the Office of Court Administration.
Child witness coached, attorney says (The Grand Rapids Press)
GRAND RAPIDS -- The attorney for a Grand Rapids music teacher accused of fondling students suggested a witness was coached by his mother after she heard about other allegations.
Early sworn in as district attorney (Sentinel & Enterprise)
WORCESTER -- Joseph D. Early Jr. promised an increased focus on juvenile crime and community involvement as he starts as Worcester County's first new district attorney in 30 years.