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Local attorney launches insurance reform web site (BizJournals)
Plaintiffs' attorney, insurance gadfly and author Ray Bourhis has started a web site designed both as a profit-making enterprise and to "mobilize" consumers to push for insurance industry reform.
Council to consider replacing city attorney (Galveston County Daily News)
LEAGUE CITY — League City Council, during its meeting Tuesday, will consider rescinding a vote to replace former city attorney Arnold Polanco with attorney Dick Gregg Jr.
Attorney urges Wal-Mart to downsize construction plans (Dayton Daily News)
The Wal-Mart plan to build a 184,000-square-foot superstore on Kingsridge Drive underestimates the impact to the surrounding environment, a Cincinnati attorney representing 15 or so unhappy neighbors north of Ohio 725 says in his argument to stop the project.
Attorney urges Wal-Mart to downsize construction plans (Dayton Daily News)
The Wal-Mart plan to build a 184,000-square-foot superstore on Kingsridge Drive underestimates the impact to the surrounding environment, a Cincinnati attorney representing 15 or so unhappy neighbors north of Ohio 725 says in his argument to stop the project.
South Dakota high court censures former state's attorney (The Bismarck Tribune)
YANKTON, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Supreme Court has censured former Yankton County State's Attorney Robert Chavis for comments he made about two state judges.
Lawyer says deal pending for man accused of shooting at police (Rapid City Journal)
RAPID CITY — The lawyer for a 26-year-old man accused of shooting at a Rapid City police officer says a plea agreement is in the works.
Lawyer calls trial publicity damaging (The Sentinel)
Rochelle Laudenslager’s lawyer says he will be looking for a new location for her trial in the murder of her ex-lover because of the notoriety the case attracted.
Obama Makes Inroads Into Edwards' Trial Lawyer Base (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
For years, John Edwards has relied on the support and deep pockets of his fellow trial lawyers -- long one of the most sought-after groups for political giving -- to help get him elected, first to the Senate and later when he made a run at the White House.
Saugerties attorney will contend for Ulster D.A. (Poughkeepsie Journal)
SAUGERTIES - Saugerties attorney D. Holley Carnright is vying to be the next Ulster County district attorney. A county public defender and private attorney, Carnright is the first Republican to express interest in the position.
U.S. Attorney for east Texas leaving early (KXAN 36 Austin)
BEAUMONT, Texas Matt Orwig --- the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas --- will leave his post next month.
Mayor to seek city attorney's advice on noise complaints (Birmingham News)
Alabaster Mayor David Frings said he plans to seek advice from the city's attorney on how police can address noise complaints.
Mayor to seek city attorney's advice on noise complaints (Birmingham News)
Alabaster Mayor David Frings said he plans to seek advice from the city's attorney on how police can address noise complaints.
Burris: Spread the wealth Civil rights attorney says economic empowerment at local level is vital (Tri-Valley Herald)
SAN LEANDRO — Prominent East Bay civil rights attorney John Burris is best known for seeking millions on behalf of his many high-profile clients.
US attorney general faces dwindling support (AFP via Yahoo! News)
US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales faced dwindling support Monday after an influential conservative said he should consider resignation amid controversy surrounding the dismissal of eight federal prosecutors.
US attorney general loses more support over attorney firings (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A key conservative Republican has further eroded support for embattled US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, saying he should consider resigning amid controversy over the dismissal of eight federal prosecutors.
Attorney for fired Muskogee principal seeks injunction against school board (Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise)
MUSKOGEE (AP) — The attorney for a high school principal anticipates his request for an injunction against the Hilldale Board of Education will block board members’ decision to fire his client.
U.S. attorney will leave job (Dallas Morning News)
Matt Orwig, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, will step down at the end of May, a move he said has "nothing whatsoever" to do with the firings of eight other federal prosecutors, which are under investigation by Congress.
County hires new attorney (Sampson Independent)
Sampson County has a new attorney on staff. At a meeting Thursday, the Sampson County Board of Commissioners unanimously gave their nod of approval to the hiring of Attorney Rickey Moorefield.
Convicted attorney today to be jailed pending sentencing (WQAD Moline)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. A Metro East attorney is expected to surrender today to be jailed pending his June sentencing for trying to blackmail his former wife with naked pictures of her sister.
Convicted attorney today to be jailed pending sentencing (KWQC-TV 6 Davenport)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. A Metro East attorney is expected to surrender today to be jailed pending his June sentencing for trying to blackmail his former wife with naked pictures of her sister.
Magazine: Aides nervous that attorney general will flub testimony (USA Today)
Justice Department insiders are nervous about the attorney general's upcoming testimony on Capitol Hill about the removal of eight federal prosecutors, with sources telling Newsweek that Alberto Gonzales may not be up to the task despite days of preparation. The...
Sonnenschein Opens Dallas Office To Be Led By U.S. Attorney Matthew Orwig (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
DALLAS----National law firm Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP announced today that it has opened an office in Dallas. The office will be led by Matthew D. Orwig, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, who joins the law firm on June 1 to serve as Dallas managing partner and national chair of Sonnenschein's Government Litigation and Investigations Group.
Howard K. Stern hires Atlanta lawyer, law firm (BizJournals)
Powell Goldstein LLP lawyer L. Lin Wood released a statement Monday saying he will represent Howard K. Stern, an attorney who claims to be the father of Anna Nicole Smith's newborn girl.
County Attorney's office plans statement on Gopher players (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
The Hennepin County Attorney's office plans a statement at 11:45 a.m. about the three Minnesota Gopher football players arrested in the alleged sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman. The three players haven't been charged with any crime. But defensive end Alex Daniels, cornerback Keith Massey and running back E.J. Jones have been in custody since Friday night. Bail for each player is set at ...
Edwardsville lawyer Gary Peel surrenders to authorities (Belleville News-Democrat)
EAST ST. LOUIS -- Convicted Glen Carbon lawyer Gary Peel surrendered 10 minutes before a court-ordered deadline and was taken into custody this morning in federal court.
Howard K. Stern hires Ramsey parents' lawyer (CNN.com)
ATLANTA, Georgia (AP) -- Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer-turned-partner has hired a prominent Atlanta attorney to represent him in possible litigation against media companies he believes are falsely implicating him in the death of former Playboy Playmate and her son, Daniel.
Attorney general's office targets real estate fraud (Mooresville/Decatur Times)
With mortgage fraud cases appearing across the state, Indiana's attorney general is mounting a vigorous prosecution of real estate brokers and salespeople.
Giuliani's Attorney Days Hint at Future (The San Francisco Examiner)
(AP Photo/Debbie Hodgson, File) U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani speaks to reporters at a news conference in New York City, Thursday, Dec. 13, 1984. Long before he became mayor of New York or the Republican front-runner for the presidency, Rudy Giuliani made a name for himself as a crime-busting federal prosecutor in Manhattan, taking on the mob and white-collar criminals in a manner that hinted of ...
Atlanta attorney to defend Stern (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta attorney Lin Wood has announced he will represent Howard Stern in possible litigation against media companies Stern believes are falsely implicating him in the death of Anna Nicole Smith and her son, Daniel.
Stern Hires Atlanta Attorney (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
Atlanta attorney Lin Wood has announced he will represent Howard Stern in possible litigation against media companies Stern believes are falsely implicating him in the death of Anna Nicole Smith and her son, Daniel.
Lawyer: Student to plead guilty in professor's stabbing (Boston Herald)
BOSTON - A college student accused of stabbing a science professor who gave him a failing grade plans to plead guilty to the attack, his lawyer said Monday. Nikhil Dhar, 24, is accused of slashing the...
Attorney drops homicide client, pretrial rescheduled (Stevens Point Journal)
The court-appointed attorney for accused stabber John Harris dropped the case today, and the pre-trial conference will be postponed until a new attorney is appointed. The pre-trial conference scheduled for today was canceled due to a scheduling conflict on the part of Judge Frederic Fleishauer. Harris, who was expected to plead guilty to attempted first degree intentional homicide last month, ...
Lawyer: Student to plead guilty in professor's stabbing (Boston Globe)
A college student accused of stabbing a science professor who gave him a failing grade plans to plead guilty to the attack, his lawyer said Monday.
Smith companion Stern hires lawyer (AP via Yahoo! News)
Howard K. Stern, the former companion of Anna Nicole Smith, has hired a lawyer who said Monday he may sue media Stern believes are implicating him in the overdose deaths of Smith and her son.
Smith Companion Stern Hires Lawyer (ABC News)
Anna Nicole Companion Stern Hires Lawyer to Tackle What He Says Are Unfounded Media Attacks
Attorney General issues consumer alert (Baxter Bulletin)
Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has issued a consumer alert to warn residents about a new scam soliciting secret shoppers.
Howard K. Stern Hires Lawyer To Sue Media? (AccessHollywood)
ATLANTA (April 9, 2007) -- Howard K. Stern, the former companion of Anna Nicole Smith, has hired a lawyer who said Monday he may sue media Stern believes are implicating him in the overdose deaths of Smith and her son. "The nightly television, tabloid and Internet trial of Mr....
Smith’s companion hires lawyer over ‘media attacks’ (9 News Denver)
ATLANTA (AP) - Howard K. Stern, the former companion of Anna Nicole Smith, has hired a lawyer who said Monday he may sue media Stern says are implicating him in the deaths of Smith and her son.
Smith companion Howard K. Stern hires lawyer (KTRE-TV East Texas)
ATLANTA The companion of Texan Anna Nicole Smith has hired a lawyer for possible lawsuits against media that he believes implicated him in the deaths of her and her son.
Smith companion Howard K. Stern hires lawyer (KTRE-TV East Texas)
ATLANTA The companion of Texan Anna Nicole Smith has hired a lawyer for possible lawsuits against media that he believes implicated him in the deaths of her and her son.
Attorney Indicted for Aiding Tax Cheat (RedNova)
By Pamela Manson, The Salt Lake Tribune Apr. 6--A federal grand jury this week indicted an attorney on charges that he failed to file his own income tax returns for two years and helped a tax cheat hide assets. The offenses allegedly occurred while attorney Thomas T.
Lawyer: Student to plead guilty in stabbing of teacher (CNN.com)
BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- A college student accused of stabbing a science professor in the neck because she gave him a failing grade plans to plead guilty to the attack, his lawyer said Monday.
Smith companion Howard K. Stern hires lawyer (KXAN 36 Austin)
ATLANTA The companion of Texan Anna Nicole Smith has hired a lawyer for possible lawsuits against media that he believes implicated him in the deaths of her and her son.
Smith companion Stern hires lawyer (Baltimore Sun)
Attorney considering lawsuits against media implicating Stern in deaths Howard K. Stern, the former companion of Anna Nicole Smith, has hired a lawyer who said Monday he may sue media Stern believes are implicating him in the overdose deaths of Smith and her son.
Justice official to help Minneapolis U.S. Attorney's Office during transition (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
A Justice Department official is expected to arrive in Minneapolis Tuesday to help the U.S. Attorney's Office stop a management hemorrhage that spilled into public view last week when three top federal prosecutors resigned their administrative jobs and returned to prosecuting cases full-time. John Kelly, chief of staff and a deputy director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys in ...
Anna Nicole companion Stern hires lawyer to tackle what he says are unfounded media attacks (WANE-TV Fort Wayne)
ATLANTA A former companion of Anna Nicole Smith could be going back to court. A lawyer for Howard K. Stern says he may sue media organizations that he believes have...
Anna Nicole companion Stern hires lawyer to tackle what he says are unfounded media attacks (KIVI Boise)
ATLANTA A former companion of Anna Nicole Smith could be going back to court. A lawyer for Howard K. Stern says he may sue media organizations that he believes have...
Jeff mayor slams ethics attorney (Louisville Courier-Journal)
Jeffersonville Mayor Rob Waiz asked the city Ethics Commission today to remove Larry Wilder as its attorney.
Lawyer: Student to plead guilty in stabbing of UMass professor over grade (San Diego Union-Tribune)
BOSTON, 4:14 p.m. April 9 (AP): A college student accused of stabbing a science professor in the neck because she gave him a failing grade plans to plead guilty to the attack, his lawyer said Monday.
Top Official To Aid Minn. U.S. Attorney's Office (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
A high-ranking Justice Department official was expected to arrive Tuesday to help out at the U.S. attorney's office for Minnesota, which has been rocked by the self-demotions of three of its top prosecutors. More Political News More Minnesota News