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IL Attorney General Says Check Scams Are on the Rise (News 25 Evansville)
CHICAGO - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is cautioning the state's residents to be extra wary of check scams. Complaints of counterfeit cashier's checks are on the rise.
Lawyer Charged with Failure to Pay Taxes (WCBS 880 New York)
A lawyer and his wife who took advantage of an amnesty program to pay 10 years' worth of state taxes immediately went back into nonpayment mode, officials said Friday.
Family hires lawyer to defend eighth grader 3:20 PM (WCNC Charlotte)
Three eighth graders were busted with marijuana at Mint Hill Middle School earlier this week after another student tipped off the staff. The students have been disciplined by the school, but the parents of the one of the students have hired a well-known lawyer to prove their child’s innocence.
Lawyer for teen suspect says he's innocent (Fox Sports)
The 17-year-old Italian under investigation in the death of a policeman in violence during and after a soccer match in Sicily participated in the rioting but did not kill anyone, his lawyer said Friday.
BREAKING NEWS: Tricities Attorney Faces Forgery Charges (Bristol Herald Courier)
Officers at the Sullivan County jail booked attorney Scott Pratt in today, after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest on forgery charges back in December. A judge set Pratt's bond at $2,500.
Booth appointed acting U.S. Attorney (AccessNorthGA)
The Associated Press - SAVANNAH, Ga. Edmund A. Booth Jr. has been appointed the acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, replacing Lisa Godbey Wood, who resigned to become a U.S. District judge for the Southern District of Georgia.
Carmakers to Calif. attorney general: drop suit (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Six major automakers told new California Attorney General Jerry Brown that their lawyers were ready to discuss improving vehicle fuel efficiency but that he should dismiss the state's greenhouse gas damage suit.
Defense Lawyer Agrees With Motion To Impound Worthington Photos (WLBZ Bangor)
The lawyer for the man convicted of killing Massachusetts fashion writer Christa Worthington agrees with a prosecutor's motion to impound photos of her body.
Defense Lawyer Agrees With Motion To Impound Worthington Photos (WCSH 6 Portland)
The lawyer for the man convicted of killing Massachusetts fashion writer Christa Worthington agrees with a prosecutor's motion to impound photos of her body.
Howard K. Stern: Anna Nicole's lawyer, partner and, he says, father of her child (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Unlike Anna Nicole Smith, who lived a garishly public existence, Howard K. Stern, her partner, lawyer and insistent "proud father" of her daughter, has somehow managed to sidestep the media spotlight, remaining, in fact, something of a mystery.
Mayor's speech at arena doesn't violate law, attorney says (The Huntington Herald-Dispatch)
HUNTINGTON — Mayor David Felinton's decision to give next week's State of the City address at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena does not violate the city charter or any open meetings laws, city attorney Scott McClure said Friday.
Attorney John Aretakis Fined (FOX 23 News Albany)
He's headed up several lawsuits, aimed at the Catholic Church. Now a judge has some harsh words for attorney John Aretakis, along with a $8,000 fine. Aretakis has repeatedly accused the church of covering up sexual abuse by priests, and they have constantly been thrown out of court.
Obliging attorney faces polite accusers (Guardian Unlimited)
The attorney general faced his accusers yesterday. Except these accusers were peers in the House of Lords. It was not a gruelling experience, more like facing down very sleepy members of the Polite Society.
Judge fines NY attorney over "baseless" church abuse cases (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
NEW YORK A federal judge has fined an attorney 8-thousand-dollars for repeatedly bringing lawsuits accusing Roman Catholic leaders of conspiring to cover up sexual abuse by priests.
Judge fines NY attorney over "baseless" church abuse cases (WCAX 3)
NEW YORK A federal judge has fined an attorney 8-thousand-dollars for repeatedly bringing lawsuits accusing Roman Catholic leaders of conspiring to cover up sexual abuse...
Augusta lawyer named acting U.S. attorney (Savannah Morning News)
Edmund A. Booth Jr. has been appointed acting U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia.
Lawyer: Teen not involved in cop's death (CBS Sportsline)
A 17-year-old Italian detained in the death of a policeman at a Sicilian soccer match took part in rioting at the stadium but did not kill anyone, his lawyer said Friday.
Judge lets murderer get new attorney (The Express-Times)
A judge granted murderer Anthony Santos' request Friday for a new attorney. Santos, 45, of Bethlehem, asked for the attorney immediately after being found guilty Thursday of third-degree murder.
Park Rapids attorney is named judge (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Gov. Tim Pawlenty appointed Park Rapids attorney Robert Tiffany to a judgeship in the Ninth District on Wednesday. The vacancy came with the retirement of Judge Jay Mondry in November. Tiffany, 48, is a partner in the law firm of Wallace and Tiffany. A native of Redwood Falls, he was Redwood County attorney from 1991 to 1996. Pawlenty praised Tiffany's experience in civil and criminal law as well ...
Carmakers to Calif. attorney general: drop suit (Washington Post)
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Six major automakers told new California Attorney General Jerry Brown that their lawyers were ready to discuss improving vehicle fuel efficiency but that he should dismiss the state's greenhouse gas damage suit.
Linking man's theft charges with case unfair, attorney says (Winston-Salem Journal)
The murder case against a Winston-Salem man was unfairly bolstered by prosecutors who linked theft charges against the man as part of the prosecution, the attorney handling the man's appeal said yesterday. Marilyn Ozer, an attorney for Jerome Dickerso
County attorney will not try to remove area mayor (Quad-City Times)
Scott County Attorney Bill Davis has declined to take action that could result in the removal of Riverdale Mayor Norma Wren from office for violating Iowa’s open records law.
Former W.Va. liquor commissioner, attorney Harry G. Camper Jr., dies (The Charleston Gazette)
Harry G. Camper Jr., a former U.S. attorney and West Virginia liquor commissioner who oversaw the state’s transition from public to private liquor stores, died last weekend. He was 83.
Attorney arrested on drug charges (The Natchez Democrat)
Vidalia — Practicing Miss-Lou attorney Robert E. Clark was arrested on drug charges Saturday.
Attorney says murder defendant fired in self-defense (Whittier Daily news)
NORWALK - Did Oscar Rubio lift his hand to shield himself from a bullet or to pick up a gun moments before he was shot to death? Defense attorney Robert Conley argued in court Friday that his client Randy Aguila, 20, of Whittier shot and killed Rubio, 26, of Whittier in self-defense.
Natchez attorney attends conference (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — City Attorney Everett Sanders was in Washington, D.C., last weekend. Sanders was at the Democratic National Committee conference as a representative for the state.
County attorney will not try to remove area mayor (Quad-City Times)
Scott County Attorney Bill Davis has declined to take action that could result in the removal of Riverdale Mayor Norma Wren from office for violating Iowa’s open records law.
Phila. lawyer takes counsel post at HP (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The Philadelphia lawyer who helped Hewlett-Packard Co. navigate its boardroom spying scandal last year is moving to California to become the company's executive vice president and general counsel.
Phila. Lawyer Takes Counsel Post at HP: Morgan Lewis' Michael J. Holston Helped the Company Through Its Spying Scandal (RedNova)
By Henry J. Holcomb, The Philadelphia Inquirer Feb. 10--The Philadelphia lawyer who helped Hewlett-Packard Co. navigate its boardroom spying scandal last year is moving to California to become the company's executive vice president and general counsel. Michael J.
Local Attorney Linked to Smith Case (The Signal)
A longtime Valencia attorney is representing attorney Howard K. Stern in the paternity case of Anna Nicole Smith, who died of unknown causes Thursday.
BHC abuse suspect gets new attorney (Mohave Valley News)
KINGMAN - A Bullhead City man charged with 16 felony counts, including child pornography and child molestation, was assigned a new attorney last week.
Transit board reconsiders lawyer's status (Birmingham News)
A Birmingham lawyer whose contract representing the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority board was not renewed in 2005 is being reconsidered.
Ousted U.S. attorney blames policy disputes with bosses (The Arizona Republic)
Former U.S. Attorney for Arizona Paul Charlton said Friday that he left office in January for ''principled reasons, not performance issues,'' as a deputy attorney general suggested this week.
Judge dismisses case to unseat attorney general (Contra Costa Times)
A Sacramento judge on Friday dismissed an attempt by some Republican officials to disqualify Jerry Brown from serving as California's attorney general.
Saginaw attorney faces more charges (The Saginaw News)
A Saginaw attorney facing trial on drug and weapons charges is in more trouble. Steven E. Eimers appeared Friday in Saginaw County District Court and learned that authorities have filed a variety of felony fraud charges against him dating to 2000.
Our astonishing attorney general (Telegraph)
At a Jan. 18 hearing by the Senate Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales actually said: "There is no express grant of habeas (corpus) in the Constitution. ...
Attorney faces attempted murder charge (Bay News 9 Tampa Bay)
A certified civil mediator, Robert Walker was anything but on Super Bowl Sunday. A high-profile attorney with a case history of working as a mediator and with the state attorneys office now stands accused of attempted murder. And it all began with a Super Bowl party.
Judge fines NY attorney over "baseless" church abuse cases (WSTM-TV NBC 3)
NEW YORK A federal judge has fined an attorney 8-thousand-dollars for repeatedly bringing lawsuits accusing Roman Catholic leaders of conspiring to cover up sexual abuse by priests.
Attorney gets jail for forging judge's signature (The Fresno Bee)
In January 2005, Fresno attorney John Peter Eleazarian was hired by a woman to handle her bankruptcy, and less than a month later her car was improperly repossessed by a creditor.
Attorney: Mayor's speech within law (The Huntington Herald-Dispatch)
HUNTINGTON -- Mayor David Felinton's decision to give next week's State of the City address at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena does not violate the city charter or any open meetings laws, city attorney Scott McClure said Friday.
Birkheads Attorney Explains Baby Switch Concerns (ContactMusic)
LATEST: Photojournalist LARRY BIRKHEAD's attorney fears ANNA NICOLE SMITH's partner HOWARD K. STERN will switch babies in a desperate attempt to win t
Town hires attorney in EnCap Golf battle (The Record)
NORTH ARLINGTON – The borough has hired a special attorney in its ongoing legal battle with EnCap Golf Holdings, a confrontation that has escalated into a series of lawsuits over eminent domain and gained the attention of state lawmakers over financing by the developer.
Town hires attorney in EnCap Golf battle (The Record)
NORTH ARLINGTON – The borough has hired a special attorney in its ongoing legal battle with EnCap Golf Holdings, a confrontation that has escalated into a series of lawsuits over eminent domain and gained the attention of state lawmakers over financing by the developer.
A Disbarred Wichita Immigration Lawyer and His Wife are Convicted in Forgery Case (WIBW-TV Topeka)
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ A former Wichita immigration lawyer and his wife were convicted of falsifying documents to help immigrants stay and work in the United States.
Conn. lawyer finds TV fame following Smith's death (The Daily Comet)
The media frenzy surrounding the death of Anna Nicole Smith has swept up in its wake a Hartford lawyer and Yale lecturer who has suddenly found himself the subject of a flurry of TV and newspaper interviews.
Conn. lawyer finds TV fame following Smith's death (Norwalk Advocate)
The media frenzy surrounding the death of Anna Nicole Smith has swept up in its wake a Hartford lawyer and Yale lecturer who has suddenly found himself the subject of a flurry of TV and newspaper interviews.
District Attorney Says Reid Brothers Got No Special Treatment (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
At a press conference, Montgomery County's district attorney lashed out at critics who say the Reid brothers got special treatment, calling that "nonsense."
Attorney withdraws from Jake Garner’s case (Mooresville/Decatur Times)
Johnson County Circuit Court Judge Mark K. Loyd has granted a motion by Bloomington attorney Samuel Shapiro to withdraw from representing Robert Jake Garner at his upcoming trial.
Attorney: Bahamas mansion where Anna Nicole Smith lived in hands of U.S. developer (USA Today)
The attorney for a U.S. developer who claims ownership of the waterfront mansion where Anna Nicole Smith lived in the Bahamas has retaken control of the residence, he said Saturday.
Judge rejects lawsuit to disqualify attorney general from office (The Fresno Bee)
A judge has thrown out a lawsuit from a group of Republicans who claimed Attorney General Jerry Brown was unqualified to run for that position last November because he had not practiced law for a full five years before the election.