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State Attorney General Investigating Manhattan Real Estate Practices (New York Times)
The state attorney general is seeking information about whether brokers pressured appraisers to inflate property values.
Nursing home lawyer says government to blame for hurricane-related deaths (Fox 19 Cincinnati)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawyer defending the owners of a Louisiana nursing home where 35 patients died after Hurricane Katrina says the government is to blame for an "engineering disaster" that led to flooding.
Karoly's attorney questions motives (The Express-Times)
The attorney for lawyer John P. Karoly Jr. said Friday he is in the dark about the federal search of his client's home and he hopes Karoly is not being targeted because of his high-profile work.
Lawyer jailed for passing information on Guantanamo detainees (The West Australian)
A US navy lawyer has been sentenced to six months in prison for sending a human rights lawyer the names of 550 Guantanamo Bay detainees in an unmarked Valentine’s Day card.
Navy lawyer sentenced in Gitmo espionage (Houston Chronicle)
A Navy lawyer so disillusioned with the government's handling of foreign detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that he sent classified information about 550 men in custody there to a civilian attorney was sentenced Friday to six months in prison and dismissed from the service.
Attorney: Supreme Court justice never used undue influence (Asbury Park Press)
State Supreme Court Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto never tried to use his position to sway the outcome of a dispute between his son and a high school football teammate, the judge's attorney wrote in a response to ethics charges filed last week.
Mayor Should Not Have Voted On Own Salary, Attorney General Says (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- An attorney general's opinion saying the mayor of Brinkley should not have cast a tie-breaking vote to raise her own salary raises questions about the ability of mayors and city councils statewide to pass budgets, the mayor said Wednesday.
County may hire private attorney in property tax case (Mohave Valley News)
KINGMAN - Mohave County supervisors will discuss Monday hiring a private attorney to defend the county in an ongoing property tax lawsuit.
Arkansas Attorney General To Serve On National School Safety Task Force (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- State Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Wednesday he will be part of a national task force that will examine legal issues related to school safety in the wake of last month's deadly Virginia Tech shootings.
Top court suspends Lake lawyer (Orlando Sentinel)
Mark F. Germain's behavior raised issues of mental instability, the court wrote. A Leesburg defense attorney had his license suspended for frivolous accusations he made three years ago during a dispute with another Lake County lawyer.
Navy lawyer sentenced for Guantanamo leak (Contra Costa Times)
NORFOLK, Va. -- A Navy lawyer so disillusioned with the government's handling of foreign detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that he sent classified information about 550 men in custody there to a civilian attorney was sentenced Friday to six months in prison and dismissal from the service.
Former U.S. attorney defends teacher in student sex case (The Arizona Republic)
A prominent Valley attorney will defend a local teacher against charges that she had sex with a student. Mel McDonald, a former U.S. attorney for Arizona, has taken the case of Jennifer Diane Mally, an English teacher and cheerleading coach at Paradise Valley High School.
Man City bid 'going well,' says Thaksin lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Ex-Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra's bid for Manchester City is "going well" but nothing has yet been decided, his lawyer said Saturday, denying reports a deal had been struck.
Attorney urges court to make judge testify (NWAnews.com)
An attorney for the panel charged with regulating the judiciary has asked a court to force state Appeals Court Judge Wendell L. Griffen to testify in a case the attorney is pursuing against him. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition)
Destino could be mayor, run shop: City lawyer says work must not interfere with mayoral business (Gloucester Daily Times)
James Destino can be the mayor of Gloucester and have a hand in his city sub shop, the city's lawyer ruled this week.
Attorney investigating Dang case (Cleburne Times-Review)
The attorney for a Cleburne physician who is under federal investigation said Friday she still doesn’t know why he is being investigated.
Destino could be mayor, run shop: City lawyer says work must not interfere with mayoral business (Gloucester Daily Times)
James Destino can be the mayor of Gloucester and have a hand in his city sub shop, the city's lawyer ruled this week.
NEW: Attorney General wants refunds for New Lady Fitness customers (St. Charles Journal)
New Lady Fitness closed its doors in all St. Louis area locations last fall, and now state Attorney General Jay Nixon says the company should issue refunds to all former customers.
NEW: Attorney General wants refunds for New Lady Fitness customers (St. Peters Journal)
New Lady Fitness closed its doors in all St. Louis area locations last fall, and now state Attorney General Jay Nixon says the company should issue refunds to all former customers.
NEW: Attorney General wants refunds for New Lady Fitness customers (Wentzville Journal)
New Lady Fitness closed its doors in all St. Louis area locations last fall, and now state Attorney General Jay Nixon says the company should issue refunds to all former customers.
UT And Texas Attorney General Strike Deal On Lenders (CBS 42 Austin)
In the wake of a preferred lender scandal and the termination of the head of the financial aid office, the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Attorney General's office have hammered out an agreement they say will protect students and the university from unfair student loan practices.
Alleged school shooter hires new attorney (WATE 6 Knoxville)
The family of a 15-year-old boy accused of shooting a school administrator and wounding two others has hired a new attorney.
Kenneth Bartley hires new attorney (WBIR-TV Knoxville)
Bartley was sentenced to 45 years in prison, as part of a plea bargain last month. However, Attorney Bruce Poston says that's "no bargain" for the teen.
Attorney's Home Converted Into Legal Help Center (WSLS Newschannel 10 Roanoke)
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The boyhood home of civil rights attorney Oliver Hill is being restored and converted to a center that will provide free legal services to the community.
District attorney wins state honor (The Facts)
ANGLETON — Every night when Brazoria County District Attorney Jeri Yenne drives home, she has a box full of felony records in her trunk. “I’m always reading something,” she said. “There’s always something to do.”
Hicks' dumped lawyer wants jail visit (The West Australian)
David Hicks' original Australian lawyer, Stephen Kenny, says he is pleased that the former Guantanamo Bay detainee has returned to Australia.
Grove City grads get wisdom from deputy attorney (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Paul N. McNulty showed no sign of weathering a political storm as the depute attorney general gave the commencement address at Grove City College.
Disbarred Fla. Attorney Lands Back in Jail for Being Flight Risk (Law.com)
A federal judge has thrown disbarred Miami attorney Louis Robles back in jail after Robles' girlfriend told the court he was planning to flee the country before finalizing a criminal plea deal on charges that he stole millions from his clients. U.S. District Judge Alan Gold issued an arrest warrant and ordered Robles' $1 million bond revoked, calling him a flight risk. At a hearing scheduled for ...
World Bank's Former Top Lawyer Says Wolfowitz Spurned His Legal Advice (Law.com)
Did Paul Wolfowitz lose his job as World Bank Group president because he didn't heed its top lawyer? Roberto Dañino, the bank's former GC, thinks so. In his first interview since leaving the World Bank in 2006, Dañino says Wolfowitz prevented him from reviewing an employment contract for girlfriend Shaha Riza that was more lavish than what the bank's ethics committee had actually OK'd. Had he ...
Bartley Fires Lawyer, Hires Poston (WVLT-TV Knoxville)
Lawyer Bruce Poston discusses his newest client, convicted school shooter Kenny Bartley Jr.
Indian lawyer takes up former CIA man's case (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
Chandigarh, May 20 (IANS) A Chandigarh-based lawyer has filed a case on behalf a stateless former US citizen and CIA financial contractor before the UN human rights agency in Geneva.
Attorney general comments on Vines case (The Natchez Democrat)
NATCHEZ — Attorney General Jim Hood responded to questions regarding M.L. “Binkey” Vines’ embezzlement charges Friday for the first time since Vines pleaded guilty.
Indian lawyer takes up former CIA man's case (Calcutta News)
A Chandigarh-based lawyer has filed a case on behalf a 'stateless' former US citizen and CIA financial contractor before the UN human rights agency in Geneva.
Attorney general's comments come at reopening of law firm that helps immigrants (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Standing outside a hacienda-style law office in Salt Lake City, Attorney General Mark Shurtleff praised a congressional proposal that would beef up border security yet provide legal status to millions in the country illegally.
Indian lawyer takes up former CIA man's case (New Kerala)
By Jaideep Sarin, Chandigarh, May 20: A Chandigarh-based lawyer has filed a case on behalf a 'stateless' former US citizen and CIA financial contractor before the UN human rights agency in Geneva.
Morristown attorney tries his hand at a legal thriller (Daily Record)
A hit-and-run. No witnesses. A phone-call confession by a driver who refuses to disclose his identity to his attorney.What's in a name, and is it protected by the sanctity of the attorney-client privilege?
Mayor Should Not Have Voted On Own Salary, Attorney General Says (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- An attorney general's opinion saying the mayor of Brinkley should not have cast a tie-breaking vote to raise her own salary raises questions about the ability of mayors and city councils statewide to pass budgets, the mayor said Wednesday.
Attorney General Certifies Two proposed amendments (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Proposed constitutional amendments that would allow legislators to serve longer and create a state commission to oversee legalized gambling in Arkansas were certified by the state attorney general's office on Friday.
Tax attorney to speak about nonprofit issues (The Naperville Sun)
The National Church Business Administration - Chicago Chapter is sponsoring a daylong seminar featuring tax attorney Frank Sommerville from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at College Church, 332 E. Seminary Ave., Wheaton. The fee for the event is $45.
Arkansas Attorney General To Serve On National School Safety Task Force (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- State Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Wednesday he will be part of a national task force that will examine legal issues related to school safety in the wake of last month's deadly Virginia Tech shootings.
Council hires lawyer (Martinsville Bulletin)
Martinsville City Council has hired an independent counsel for advice on the legalities of having the city attorney collect delinquent taxes. Local lawyer Bill Kirby is reviewing the issue.
Ex-lawyer denied release from prison term (Star Beacon)
Ex-lawyer denied release from prison termJEFFERSON - - Ashtabula County Common Pleas Judge Ronald Vettel Thursday refused a request to let disbarred attorney James Lemieux of Geneva get out of prison early.Vettel in a decision released on Thursday found ...
Attorney general rules Noble County farmer won't be reimbursed for loss of llama (Daily and Sunday Jeffersonian)
COLUMBUS -- A Noble County farmer cannot receive reimbursement from the county for a llama killed by a stray dog, Attorney General Marc Dann advised this week.
Lawyer-scientists cash in on patent law (AP via Yahoo! News)
In a span of seven years, Loretta Weathers moved from a plasma physics laboratory at MIT to a federal courtroom, trading long days of crunching data for the adrenalin rush of high-stakes litigation.
Lawyer says Jonesboro school shooting spurred safer gun habits (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - May 20, 2007 12:44 PM ET JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - A lawyer for the families of those killed in the 1998 Jonesboro school shootings says a lawsuit he filed against gun makers...
Lawyer: Bain trial decision by late June (The New Zealand Herald)
The decision on whether David Bain will face a retrial will be made by the end of next month, Bain's lawyer, Michael Reed, QC, says he has been told.
Alleged school shooter hires new attorney (The Tennessean)
JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- The family of Kenneth Bartley, accused of shooting a school administrator and wounding two others, has hired a new attorney as they hope to convince a judge to allow the boy to rescind his guilty plea.
Lawyer: Jonesboro School Shooting Spurred Safer Gun Habits (KATV Little Rock)
Jonesboro (AP) - A lawyer for the families of those killed in the 1998 Jonesboro school shootings says a lawsuit he filed against gun makers has spurred a greater use of trigger locks.
Attorney: Woman in stillborn case depressed, not criminal (WFMJ Youngstown)
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The attorney for a Pittsburgh woman accused of putting the remains of her miscarried fetus in the freezer says she was scared and in shock after the stillbirth.
Senate's No-Confidence Vote Looms for Attorney General Gonzales (FOX 5 Atlanta)
WASHINGTON -- The top Republican on the Senate committee investigating Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he believes Gonzales could step down before a no-confidence vote sought this week by Senate Democrats.