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Stow law chief faults mayor over use of outside lawyer (Akron Beacon Journal)
A war over memos has resulted in a war of words between Stow's mayor and law director. Mayor Karen Fritschel has taken exception to a memo from Law Director Joseph Haefner to City Council members that accuses her of running afoul of city rules when she had an outside lawyer look into legislation to address a neighborhood sewer problem.
Attorney says punitive damages are key in suit (CentralOhio.com)
ZANESVILLE - The attorney for a local gaming parlor owner said the $2 million in punitive damages detailed in a civil lawsuit against city and county officials is key to the case.
Attorney testifies in Ridgeway case (The Buffalo News)
LOCKPORT — When Niagara Falls police were hunting for murder suspect Javon M. Ridgeway in September, defense attorney James J. Faso was one of the people they turned to for help.
Attorney consents to being disbarred (The State Journal-Register)
A longtime Springfield attorney has filed a motion with the state Supreme Court consenting to disbarment and admitting to charges made against him by the attorney regulatory commission.
Howard Stern files slander lawsuit against attorney (7 News Miami)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Howard K. Stern, the former attorney and companion of Anna Nicole Smith, filed a slander lawsuit Friday against an attorney for Smith's estranged mother who has suggested Stern was involved in Smith's death.
Kasparov taken to court from police department - lawyer (Interfax)
MOSCOW. April 14 (Interfax) - Leader of the United Civil Front Garry Kasparov, as well as other eight people, have been escorted from the police department to a court, Karina Moskalenko, a lawyer for Kasparov, told Interfax.
Howard Stern files slander lawsuit against attorney (NBC 15 Mobile)
Howard K. Stern, the former attorney and companion of Anna Nicole Smith, filed a slander lawsuit Friday against an attorney for Smith's estranged mother who has suggested Stern was involved ...
Lawyer submits to lead role in 'Mockingbird' (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Dan Kniffen is a lawyer, husband, father and an avid golfer. Before performing in the Lawrenceville Community Theater's production of "A Christmas Carol" this past December, his acting résumé had consisted of a few plays in college. Next weekend, though, Kniffen will be Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird," a character that Kniffen calls "something of an icon" for attorneys, whose movie ...
Howard K. Stern Files Slander Lawsuit Against Attorney For Anna Nicole Smith's Mother (First Coast News)
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (AP) -- The former attorney and companion of Anna Nicole Smith has filed a slander lawsuit against an attorney for Smith's estranged mother.
Howard Stern files slander lawsuit against attorney (KXAN 36 Austin)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. The companion of Texan Anna Nicole Smith today filed a slander lawsuit against a Houston attorney who represents Smith's estranged mother.
Howard Stern files slander lawsuit against attorney (KXAN 36 Austin)
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. The companion of Texan Anna Nicole Smith today filed a slander lawsuit against a Houston attorney who represents Smith's estranged mother.
Justice Department releases review of former U.S. attorney (The Fresno Bee)
Newly released Justice Department documents included a scathing review of former U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan and reveal the Bush administration was considering replacements more than a year before he was ousted.
Justice Department releases review of former U.S. attorney (KESQ)
SAN FRANCISCO Newly released Justice Department documents included a scathing review of former U-S Attorney Kevin Ryan.
Affidavit: Attorney paid in drugs for legal services (Republic)
Columbus attorney James Michael Kummerer accepted a cocaine payment in lieu of cash for his legal services, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kummerer proposed a client pay him with an "eight ball," one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine, instead of the $175 the client owed, the affidavit stated.
Justice Department releases review of former U.S. attorney (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
SAN FRANCISCO Newly released Justice Department documents included a scathing review of former U-S Attorney Kevin Ryan. The documents were among...
Affidavit: Attorney paid in drugs for legal services (Republic)
Columbus attorney James Michael Kummerer accepted a cocaine payment in lieu of cash for his legal services, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kummerer proposed a client pay him with an "eight ball," one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine, instead of the $175 the client owed, the affidavit stated.
Affidavit: Attorney paid in drugs for legal services (Republic)
Columbus attorney James Michael Kummerer accepted a cocaine payment in lieu of cash for his legal services, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kummerer proposed a client pay him with an "eight ball," one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine, instead of the $175 the client owed, the affidavit stated.
Affidavit: Attorney paid in drugs for legal services (Republic)
Columbus attorney James Michael Kummerer accepted a cocaine payment in lieu of cash for his legal services, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kummerer proposed a client pay him with an "eight ball," one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine, instead of the $175 the client owed, the affidavit stated.
Attorney General Stumbo warns consumers about eBay scams (News Democrat & Leader)
Attorney General Greg Stumbo has issued a consumer aler, cautioning Kentuckians to be wary of new trends in Internet auction scams.
Attorney General Madigan urges lawmakers to pursue rate freeze (Herald & Review)
SPRINGFIELD - Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan urged state lawmakers not to back off from legislation that would freeze electric rates, saying legal action by her office against the state's two major utilities is only part of the solution.
Remembering Trumbull County’s most famous attorney (Tribune Chronicle)
WARREN — When local attorneys recall perhaps the most renowned defense attorney ever, they need not look any further than the large framed photograph hanging outside the chambers of Trumbull Common Pleas Judge Andrew Logan.
Remembering Trumbull County’s most famous attorney (Tribune Chronicle)
WARREN — When local attorneys recall perhaps the most renowned defense attorney ever, they need not look any further than the large framed photograph ...
Affidavit: Attorney paid in drugs for legal services (Republic)
Columbus attorney James Michael Kummerer accepted a cocaine payment in lieu of cash for his legal services, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kummerer proposed a client pay him with an "eight ball," one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine, instead of the $175 the client owed, the affidavit stated.
Affidavit: Attorney paid in drugs for legal services (Republic)
Columbus attorney James Michael Kummerer accepted a cocaine payment in lieu of cash for his legal services, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kummerer proposed a client pay him with an "eight ball," one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine, instead of the $175 the client owed, the affidavit stated.
Everything you need to know about powers of attorney (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
Q: Is a "durable power of attorney" the same thing as a "power of attorney"? If I give someone a power of attorney, am I giving up the power to act for myself and am I putting my kids inheritance rights at risk? The title "power of attorney" simply scares me.
Lawyer's bail set at $25 million on molesting counts (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Bail for Philadelphia lawyer Larry Charles has been set at $25 million on charges of sexually assaulting five girls when they were 5 to 10 years old.
Affidavit: Attorney paid in drugs for legal services (Republic)
Columbus attorney James Michael Kummerer accepted a cocaine payment in lieu of cash for his legal services, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kummerer proposed a client pay him with an "eight ball," one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine, instead of the $175 the client owed, the affidavit stated.
US attorney general says he did nothing improper (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales insisted Sunday he did nothing improper in firing eight federal prosecutors, despite charges the attorneys had been let go for political reasons.
Police: Car-death suspect spoke freely, waived lawyer (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
Goshen - Aramis Cabrera acknowledged his right to a lawyer, turned it down and spoke freely about how the rental van he was driving hit and killed 67-year-old Angela Manouvelos last year, a state police investigator testified Friday in Orange County...
Governor writes bear lawyer (Billings Gazette)
CODY - Gov. Dave Freudenthal has written to a Montana lawyer who represents environmental groups asking that any lawsuit challenging the government's plan to remove grizzly bears from federal protection be filed in Wyoming.
Wis. U.S. attorney defends prosecution (AP via Yahoo! News)
U.S. Attorney Steven Biskupic said he believed his job was safe when he decided to prosecute a former state worker whose conviction was recently overturned.
Attorney General Indicts 2 Youth Commission Officials (KXAN 36 Austin)
The Texas attorney general handed down 23 indictments Tuesday against former principal John Paul Hernandez and assistant superintendent Ray E. Brookins of the West Texas State School.
U.S. attorney denies politics a factor in case (The Monterey County Herald)
The U.S. attorney in Milwaukee said Saturday that political self-preservation was never a factor in his decision to prosecute a Democratic state official for corruption before last year's election, and that he was never pressured by the Bush administration or the president's political aides to pursue the case.
Testimony puts attorney general in hot seat (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
WASHINGTON -- Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' testimony Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee is all about him, and whether he can restore enough credibility to keep his job.
Governor writes bear lawyer (Billings Gazette)
CODY - Gov. Dave Freudenthal has written to a Montana lawyer who represents environmental groups asking that any lawsuit challenging the government's plan to remove grizzly bears from federal protection be filed in Wyoming.
Affidavit: Attorney paid in drugs for legal services (Republic)
Columbus attorney James Michael Kummerer accepted a cocaine payment in lieu of cash for his legal services, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kummerer proposed a client pay him with an "eight ball," one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine, instead of the $175 the client owed, the affidavit stated.
Minnesota's U-S Attorney defends self in face of criticism (WKBT La Crosse)
MINNEAPOLIS Minnesota's U-S Attorney is defending her qualifications and says she's learned from her mistakes.
Duke Lacrosse Case a ‘Tragedy,’ Attorney General Tells CBS (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
Attorney General Roy Cooper speaks for the first time about the Duke lacrosse case in an interview airing Sunday on "60 Minutes."
Affidavit: Attorney paid in drugs for legal services (Republic)
Columbus attorney James Michael Kummerer accepted a cocaine payment in lieu of cash for his legal services, according to a probable cause affidavit. Kummerer proposed a client pay him with an "eight ball," one-eighth of an ounce of cocaine, instead of the $175 the client owed, the affidavit stated.
Gonzales Insists Attorney Firings Were Not Improper (Fox News)
Eight U.S. attorneys fired last December could have been treated with more dignity, but they were not the victims of political maneuvering aimed at encouraging or killing partisan prosecutions, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will say on Tuesday.
US attorney general says he did nothing improper (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales insisted Sunday he did nothing improper in firing eight federal prosecutors, despite charges the attorneys had been let go for political reasons.
U.S. attorney defends self against 'wild conspiracy theories' (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
Minnesota's U.S. attorney is defending her suitability for the job, and dismissing allegations that her ascension was based on political allegiance to the
Attorney General Stumbo warns consumers about eBay scams (News Democrat & Leader)
Attorney General Greg Stumbo has issued a consumer aler, cautioning Kentuckians to be wary of new trends in Internet auction scams.
Microsoft Says China Improving on Piracy (PC World via Yahoo! News)
Microsoft Corp. is seeing some improvements to the considerable problem of software piracy in China, it's top lawyer said on Thursday.
Specter Says Some U.S. Attorney's Should Be Re-Hired (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)
April 15 (Bloomberg) -- Senator Arlen Specter, the ranking Republican on the Judiciary Committee, said Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should consider reinstating the U.S. attorneys fired last year if they were improperly dismissed.
Uganda: Attorney General Wants Wengi Petition Quashed (AllAfrica.com)
THE Attorney General has asked the Constitutional Court to reject a petition by Justice Richard Oscar Okumu-Wengi.
Gonzales concedes missteps in attorney firings (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales conceded on Sunday he mishandled the dismissals of eight U.S. attorneys last year in one of several controversies swirling around President George W. Bush.
Attorney General Indicts 2 Youth Commission Officials (KXAN 36 Austin)
The Texas attorney general handed down 23 indictments Tuesday against former principal John Paul Hernandez and assistant superintendent Ray E. Brookins of the West Texas State School.
Attorney General: 'I have nothing to hide' (KATU Portland)
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, fighting to save his job, said in prepared Senate testimony Sunday he has "nothing to hide" in the firings of eight federal prosecutors but claimed a hazy memory about his involvement in them.
Gonzales concedes missteps in attorney firings (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales conceded on Sunday he mishandled the dismissals of eight U.S. attorneys last year in one of several controversies swirling around President George W. Bush.