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State to pay for Tanner's private attorney (Orlando Sentinel)
State officials have agreed to pay the latest legal bill for State Attorney John Tanner, whose office argued that public payments to his private attorney are justified under the law.
Consultant, attorney to review Westport Family Y decisions (Norwalk Advocate)
WESTPORT - The Board of Selectmen yesterday approved hiring of an environmental consultant and attorney who will help the Representative Town Meeting review decisions favoring the Westport Weston Family Y's plan to build a new facility at its property at Camp Mahackeno.
Lawyer, ex-employees of The Hartford charged with fraud (KFDA-TV Amarillo)
Associated Press - June 28, 2007 6:35 AM ET HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston lawyer and two now-ex-employees of The Hartford Financial Services Group have been indicted in an alleged bribes &...
SAN FRANCISCO / Interim U.S. attorney leaving for another job / South Carolina governor names him to D.A. post (San Francisco Chronicle)
Scott Schools, who became the interim U.S. attorney in San Francisco after Kevin Ryan was fired in February, will leave within weeks to return to South Carolina as a county prosecutor. Schools, 45, was nominated Wednesday by South Carolina Gov. Mark...
Thai court punishes Thaksin's lawyer with fine and jail (People's Daily)
Thailand's Criminal Court ruled here Thursday that Thana Benchathikul, a lawyer of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, was guilty of contempt of court, local media reported.
Teenager blames lawyer for guilty plea in school shooting (The Tennessean)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A teenager sentenced in the killing of a Campbell County high school administrator and the wounding of two others claims his former lawyer pressured him into a guilty plea he now wants to withdraw.
Lawyer, ex-employees of The Hartford charged with fraud (KTRE-TV East Texas)
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston lawyer and two now-ex-employees of The Hartford Financial Services Group have been indicted in an alleged bribes & kickbacks scheme.
Lawyer, Former Employees Of The Hartford Charged With Fraud (NBC 30 Connecticut)
A federal grand jury in Texas has indicted two Connecticut residents and a Texas lawyer in an alleged bribes-and-kickbacks scheme involving litigation settlements.
Former Iron County attorney tapped for deputy drug czar post (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 7:16 AM- ST. GEORGE - Scott Burns, former Iron County attorney, has been nominated by President Bush to be a deputy drug czar.
Bush Invokes Executive Privilege, Refuses To Turn Over U.S. Attorney Documents (CBS News)
President Bush has invoked executive privilege and is refusing to turn over to congressional investigators any White House documents related to the U.S. attorney firings.
Opposition lawyer quits market fight (Sun Star)
BACKING out from earlier stance, a disheartened lawyer Manolo Tagarda Thursday said he would no longer dip his finger on the controversial Agora market and terminal redevelopment project and leave this to other critics.
U.S. Attorney in Stable Condition After Pike County Accident (WLBT 3 Jackson)
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- U-S- Attorney Dunn Lampton was listed in stable condition Thursday at a Jackson-area hospital, a day after being injured in a one-vehicle accident in rural Pike County.
Lawyer sees little impact for Champaign (The Champaign News-Gazette)
CHAMPAIGN – A U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down race-based school assignment plans may not have an immediate effect on the Champaign school district, says a lawyer for black families in the district. Carol Ashley, a Chicago attorney who represents the plaintiffs in the Champaign school district's consent decree case, said she is still reviewing the decision, but believes the district's ...
Donald Trump’s Lawyer Heads to Fresno (CBS 47 Fresno)
A lawyer for Trump heads to Fresno to finalize Running Horse Deal Discuss this Story
Wife had met with divorce lawyer weeks before slaying (The Kentucky Post)
Cheryl McCafferty, charged with killing her husband Monday in their Fort Thomas home, met several weeks ago with a divorce lawyer, an attorney close to the case said Wednesday.
Lawyer: Officer denies abusing suspect (AP via Yahoo! News)
An officer denied wedging a nightstick into the mouth of a handcuffed man suspected of hiding crack cocaine, his lawyer said.
For second time this year, lawyer acquitted in a criminal case (Boston Globe)
A lawyer from York Beach has been acquitted in a criminal case for the second time this year.
Rios Gets Third Attorney (Indiana's NewsCenter)
Attorney need to address international issues pertaining to the case.
Man accused of wielding gun given more time to find attorney (Fargo Forum)
A 54-year-old West Fargo man, accused of pointing a gun at two 14-year-olds, was given on Thursday four more weeks to hire an attorney before the court proceeds with a preliminary hearing and arraignment in Cass County District Court.
Attorney: Judge's restraining order 'erroneous' (Alice Echo-News Journal)
An attorney who offers opinions to newspapers on behalf of the Freedom of Information Foundation said Wednesday a temporary restraining order issued against an Alice Echo-News Journal reporter was "erroneous."
Lawyer fears for future of judiciary (Fijilive.com)
Australia-based lawyer John Cameron says he fears for the future of Fiji’s Appeals court. Cameron was representing activist Angie Heffernan, who is contesting the authority of the military to question and detain her under the now lifted Public Emergency Regulations.
Attorney: Benoit, Wife Fought Over Son (NBC 5 Chicago)
An attorney for World Wrestling Entertainment sheds more light on the events leading up to the deaths of David Benoit, his wife and the couple's young son.
WWE ATTORNEY JERRY MCDEVITT RESPONDS TO WIKIPEDIA STORY, BENOIT PULLED FROM WWE TV OPENING, BENOIT DOCTOR PROFILED BY ... (PWinsider)
Jerry McDevitt, WWE's primary attorney, commented on the wikipedia story mentioned earlier today on PWInsider.com to The Associated Press. "I have no idea who posted this," McDevitt said. "It's at least possible Chris may have sent some other text message to someone that we're unaware of.
Kansas attorney general pursues new charges against abortion doctor (Fox 19 Cincinnati)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas abortion doctor faces charges of violating state law on late-term procedures. It's a surprise move from the state's new attorney general, Paul Morrison. He describes the allegations as a "technical violation."
Taxpayers Cover $23,000 Legal Bill For State Attorney John Tanner (WFTV 9 Orlando)
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. -- Taxpayers picked up a $23,000 legal bill for State Attorney John Tanner. The state paid Tanner's private attorney, who helped him keep a grand jury report from going public.
Lawyer: accused molester will plead not guilty (The Fayetteville Observer)
LILLINGTON — The lawyer for accused child molester Larry Ray Jewell said his client will plead innocent when his case is heard in court. Jewell made a brief appearance today in Harnett County Superior Court.
Wilson's lawyer appeals bond, plea deal offered (AccessNorthGA)
A lawyer for Genarlow Wilson filed a notice of appeal on Thursday, arguing that a judge was wrong to deny him bond while he appeals a 10-year prison sentence for having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17.
MN Attorney General Issues Fraud Alert (Northland's News Center)
Attorney General Lori Swanson says scams steal millions of dollars from Minnesotans every year.
Attorney: Settlement reached in dam lawsuit (phillyburbs.com)
CAMDEN — Three utility companies will pay a total of $306,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by Burlington County property owners after a storm nearly three years ago resulted in numerous dam failures and widespread flooding, an attorney involved in the case said today.
Kansas attorney general pursues new charges against abortion doctor (KTRE-TV East Texas)
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A Kansas abortion doctor faces charges of violating state law on late-term procedures. It's a surprise move from the state's new attorney general, Paul Morrison. He describes the allegations as a "technical violation."
Britney Spears Serves Mother with A Letter from Lawyer (Extra TV)
Britney’s mom, Lynne Spears, got quite the surprise Thursday when Brit presented her with a letter from a lawyer. Although reports have suggested the letter was a restraining order, TMZ.com has confirmed it was actually a letter from an out-of-state lawyer.
Kansas: Doctor Faces Abortion Charges From New Attorney General (New York Times)
A doctor who performs abortions was charged with violating state law on late-term procedures, a surprise move from a Democratic attorney general who recently unseated a prominent anti-abortion Republican. The new attorney general, Paul Morrison, left, filed 19 misdemeanor counts alleging that the doctor, George Tiller of Wichita, one of the few physicians performing late-term abortions, got ...
Attorney wants case dismissed (Trinidad Express)
The attorney defending a teacher and three others charged with the kindergarten school kidnapping of four-year-old Saada Singh, wants the case dismissed.
Westport Lawyer Gets 8 Months in Insurance Fraud Scheme (WestportNow)
A federal judge in New Haven has sentenced a Westport lawyer to eight months in jail as a result of his guilty plea in an insurance fraud scheme.
MyFox Birmingham | Siegelman Attorney: "We're Going to Get Him Out of Shackles (FOX 6 News Birmingham)
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRCTV MyFoxAL.com) -- Siegelman's attorney Vince Kilborn speaks to the press after the verdict was read.
Motion To Fire East Ridge Attorney Helton Fails (The Chattanoogan)
A motion failed at the East Ridge City Council meeting on Tuesday to immediately terminate the contract of City Attorney Cris Helton.
Lawyer: Zubiri not yet sure of Senate seat (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
Team Unity candidate Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri is not still assured of a Senate seat even after the Supreme Court junked rival candidate Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III's petition to stop canvassing votes from Maguindanao province, an election lawyer said Friday.
Davis settlement should be public, attorney says (The Beaufort Gazette)
The details of a settlement agreement between the Beaufort County School District and former St. Helena Elementary School Principal LaVerne Davis, including the dollar amount, should be publicly disclosed and are not exempt from public records laws, an S.C. Press Association attorney said Thursday.
Lawyer Says Wilson Deserves Bond (13 WMAZ Macon)
You must be a member to add a comment! A lawyer for Genarlow Wilson filed a notice of appeal Thursday, arguing that a judge was wrong to deny him bond while he appeals a ten-year prison sentence for a sex act with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17.
Davis, district settlement details should be public, attorney says (Island Packet)
The details of a settlement between the Beaufort County School District and former St. Helena Elementary School Principal LaVerne Davis that have been kept secret should be publicly disclosed, an S.C. Press Association attorney said Thursday.
Hilton having a feud with lawyer (IANS via Yahoo! India News)
Los Angeles, June 29 (IANS) Celebrity socialite Paris Hilton, who just got released from jail after serving 23 days, may be having a feud with her lawyer, who the family believes badly handled her case.
Bar ethics group: City attorney can't sue mayor (The Clarion-Ledger)
The Ethics Committee of the Mississippi Bar issued a statement on Thursday saying Jackson City Attorney Sarah O'Reilly-Evans was correct in refusing to sue Jackson Mayor Frank Melton on orders from a majority of City Council members.
Wilson's lawyer appeals bond (Macon Telegraph)
A lawyer for Genarlow Wilson filed a notice of appeal Thursday, arguing that a judge was wrong to deny him bond while he appeals a 10-year prison sentence for having consensual oral sex with a 15-year-old girl when he was 17.
Ex-U.S. attorney speaks at PSU event (The Oregonian)
If anybody knows why U.S. Attorney John McKay was fired, he'd like to know.
Council votes to terminate agreement with attorney (The Huntington Herald-Dispatch)
HUNTINGTON -- The Cabell County Commission voted to end its legal agreement with a Huntington attorney in its Thursday meeting.
Former Interim U.S. Attorney Says He Would Not Take Job Again (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK -- Former interim U.S. Attorney Tim Griffin said Thursday that given a chance to do things over, he would not accept his controversial appointment in Arkansas.
Ex-attorney indicted on theft charges (Home News Tribune)
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — A grand jury returned a four-count indictment against Richard R. Thomas, II, of Franklin Park, a disbarred attorney who formerly practiced law in New Brunswick and Newark, Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Thursday.
Attorney seeks dismissal in 1965 shooting (Montgomery Advertiser)
The attorney for a former state trooper charged with murder in the 1965 death of civil rights worker Jimmie Lee Jackson filed five motions before the court Thursday, including motions to dismiss the indictment and move the trial.
Lawyer acquitted on theft charge (The Lewiston Sun Journal)
PORTLAND (AP) - A lawyer from York Beach has been acquitted in a criminal case for the second time this year. After more than three hours of deliberation Wednesday, a Cumberland County Superior Court jury found Stephen Brett, 47, not guilty of theft.
Lawyer's Sarasota office is focus of complaints (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
SARASOTA -- The Florida Bar has filed a slew of complaints against a Tampa lawyer with an office in Sarasota.