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Stebic's lawyer says police pressuring client (The Herald News)
While police call him a suspect in his wife's disappearance and reporters have camped outside his house, Craig Stebic plans to take things "day by day" and live with his children as normally as possible, his lawyer said. Attorney Dion Davi, who has advised Stebic not to talk to the media, said he hopes police find another lead in the case of missing mother Lisa Stebic because focusing on Craig ...
Attorney general picks regional office director (The Post-Standard)
State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has named an assistant attorney general to lead the Syracuse regional office. Ed J. Thompson previously served as an assistant attorney general in state and federal courts and as an assistant U.S. attorney.
City attorney toughens case against Ed Jew Further evidence against Ed Jew (San Francisco Chronicle)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera revealed new evidence Friday calling into question Supervisor Ed Jew's claim that he lived in the city when he ran for office last year and also ripped Jew's charges of racial bias in the city's investigation of the...
N.C. Attorney General Targets MySpace.com to Combat Sexual Predators (WRAL-TV 5 Raleigh)
North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper and state officials across the country are focusing on MySpace.com and other social networking sites in the fight against sexual predators.
Lawyer: Bryant to fight charges (Asbury Park Press)
A lawyer for state Sen. Wayne Bryant says there's no plea deal on the table and that the embattled South Jersey lawmaker is preparing for a January trial on fraud, bribery and corruption charges.
Town attorney urges Granby to force zoning compliance (The Valley News)
In light of an ongoing state investigation, Granby Town Attorney Kevin C. Caraccioli of Caraccioli & Associates recently recommended that the town force property owner Karen Goppert to bring three properties into compliance with the town's zoning regulations, according to a correspondence obtained by The Valley News.
Haneef broke down before lawyer, pleaded to be freed (IBN live)
Haneef’s lawyer says his client was getting depressed.
Haneef broke down before lawyer, pleaded to be freed (IBN live)
Melbourne: Indian doctor Mohammed Haneef, detained in connection with the failed UK terror plots, broke down in tears during a visit by his lawyer and told interrogators that he "is not a terrorist".
Attorney interviews slated for next week (Traverse City Record-Eagle)
TRAVERSE CITY — Eight candidates seeking a job as Traverse City's attorney will be interviewed next week. City commissioners scheduled two special meetings to interview candidates for the city attorney post. The sessions will start at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday at the Governmental Center.
Illinois attorney general visits land she helped get (The Champaign News-Gazette)
DANVILLE – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan swapped office clothes for khaki shorts and a sun hat Friday afternoon during a canoe ride on land that her office helped acquire for Kickapoo State Park in an environmental settlement. "This has been a long time in the making," Madigan said at a news conference. She stood on a hill overlooking a small lake that's part of the 1,135 acres that ...
Trial delayed as lawyer becomes witness (The Salem News)
SALEM - The trial of a former Swampscott man charged with stabbing another man in Lynn last year has been delayed because his lawyer - a veteran public defender - has now become a witness in the case.
Alvarez-Glasman bids for Rosemead city attorney (Whittier Daily News)
ROSEMEAD - A city attorney who has represented at least a half-dozen cities in the San Gabriel Valley is vying to sign up another one. Arnold Alvarez-Glasman, of Alvarez-Glasman and Colvin, is one of five firms submitting bids to become counsel for Rosemead's redevelopment agency.
Australia unlikely to extradite Indian doctor, attorney general says (AP via Yahoo! Singapore News)
An Indian doctor accused of supporting the foiled car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow will not be extradited to Britain while he faces charges in Australia, the attorney general said Sunday.
Attorney General's task force releases step-by-step adoption guide (Jefferson City News Tribune)
Missourians seeking to become adoptive parents face numerous choices and challenges as they go through the adoption process. Attorney General Jay Nixon and members of his Adoption Task Force have released a new, 26-page booklet, titled “Welcome Home,” to help explain the adoption process.
Attorney General investigating council meeting (Monroe County Clarion)
The Illinois Attorney General's office is looking into reports the Columbia City Council's executive session June 25 was illegal.
Attorney General Sues LA Weight Loss (KOIN News 6 Portland)
PORTLAND - LA Weight Loss is arguing against accusations of deceptive advertising of its program costs fees, products, and benefits. On Friday, Attorney General Hardy Meyers filed a lawsuit against LA Weight Loss Franchise Company, known as LA Weight Loss, and an Oregon franchisee in Lake Oswego.
City attorney offers more evidence in case against Supervisor Jew (The Fresno Bee)
Embattled Supervisor Ed Jew listed an address outside of San Francisco on bank loan documents less than two months before he ran for office last year, according to papers filed by the city attorney.
Attorney General appoints Syracuse region assistant (News 10 Now Syracuse)
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has appointed Ed Thompson to be the new assistant to the Syracuse region. Thompson has served as an Assistant Attorney General in state and federal courts over the last 14 years.
City attorney offers more evidence in case against Supervisor Jew (CBS 47 Fresno)
The City Attorney is claiming that embattled Supervisor Ed Jew listed a Burlingame address on bank loan documents less than two months before he ran for office in San Francisco...
Vivienne Nearing, 81, Lawyer Convicted in Quiz Show Scandal, Dies (New York Times)
Ms. Nearing made headlines as a contestant on a popular quiz show in the 1950s and then again when a grand jury investigated charges that the show was rigged.
Long wait pays off for local attorney (The Times-News)
TWIN FALLS - Local private attorney Thomas J. Kershaw Jr. was selected Friday to become one of three magistrate judges chambered in Twin Falls.
LA clergy abuse case settlement ‘premature’: lawyer (Khaleej Times)
LOS ANGELES - Victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Los Angeles could reach a settlement on damages claims but reports of a 600-million-dollar deal are premature, the victims’ lawyer said Saturday.
Plaintiff's attorney confirms settlement (KPLC)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney is confirming a settlement in a church sex abuse case -- one that reportedly involves the biggest payout from among those cases.
Plaintiff's attorney confirms settlement (KRQE Albuquerque)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney is confirming a settlement in a church sex abuse case -- one that reportedly involves the biggest payout from among those cases.
Plaintiff's attorney confirms settlement (KLAS Las Vegas)
Associated Press - July 14, 2007 11:33 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - An attorney is confirming a settlement in a church sex abuse case -- one that reportedly involves the biggest payout from among...
Attorney General investigating price gouging following flood (Coffeyville Journal)
COFFEYVILLE, Kan. — Representative from the Kansas Attorney General's office were in Montgomery County to discuss the transient merchant act and reports of price gouging in the area.
'Terror laws must be overhauled' - lawyer (Daily Telegraph)
THE lawyer for a Gold Coast based doctor charged with terrorism offences says his client is being treated unfairly under tough federal government legislation.
Lawyer says ex-Ole Miss signee Powe to pick school soon (The Clarion-Ledger)
The lawyer representing Jerrell Powe said his client had completed the requirements for freshman academic eligibility, and that he expected the former Wayne County High School standout defensive tackle to be able to enroll this fall.
Attorney Responds To UA's Motion To Dismiss (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The attorney for a Montgomery County man who filed a lawsuit against Arkansas Chancellor John White and System President B. Alan Sugg argued Tuesday that the university officials are not immune from being sued.
Attorney denies charges (Kane County Chronicle)
ST. CHARLES – An Aurora attorney denied accusations Thursday that he possessed images of child pornography, and reproduced such images.
Attorney Asks To Separate Rape Charges (The Morning News)
BENTONVILLE -- An attorney representing a former Bentonville firefighter charged with two counts of rape filed a motion Thursday to try the charges separately.
Attorney in hot water with MADD (Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
SARASOTA -- Personal injury attorney Jeffrey Luhrsen handed out promotional drinking glasses with the Mothers Against Drunk Driving logo on one side and his law firm's hot line on the other.
Township balks at paying lawyer hired by clerk (The Star)
Homer Township officials balked last week at paying for a lawyer retained by the township clerk, Evelyn Walano. Without board approval, Walano apparently retained an attorney after the board recused her from a closed session in December to discuss a lawsuit filed by a township employee.
Attorney says parents did not do exorcism (Orlando Sentinel)
A council member and her husband face a state review after their daughter notified police last month. An attorney for an Edgewater City Council member and her husband denied Saturday that they performed an exorcism on their daughter, who police said they found screaming and bruised at home last month.
Attorney, lobbyist and aspiring politician John D'Amato's death at age 52 (Staten Island Advance)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The sudden death of GOP attorney and lobbyist John D'Amato not only robbed Staten Island of one of its pre-eminent "private public servants," but also left a gaping hole in the fabric of the borough's political life.
LA clergy abuse case settlement 'premature': victims lawyer (Channel NewsAsia)
LOS ANGELES: Victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Los Angeles could reach a settlement on damages claims but reports of a US$600 million deal are premature, the victims' lawyer said Saturday.
Mohammed Haneef Not To Be Extradited To U.K, According To Australian Attorney General (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - Reports quoted Australia's Federal Attorney General, Philip Ruddock, as saying Mohammed Haneef, accused in connection with last month's failed car bomb attacks in Britain, will not be extradited to U.K. The proceedings against him would continue in Australia until the magistrate decides whether to release him on bail on Monday.
Settlement reached in LA clergy abuse case: lawyer (TODAYonline)
A Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles. The Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles has reached a damages settlement with victims of sex abuse by priests, a lawyer has confirmed, in what could be the largest deal of its kind in US history.
Australia unlikely to extradite Indian doctor, attorney general says (CP via Yahoo! Canada News)
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) - An Indian doctor accused of supporting the foiled car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow will not be extradited to Britain while he faces charges in Australia, the attorney general said Sunday.
Attorney General investigating council meeting (Monroe County Clarion)
The Illinois Attorney General's office is looking into reports the Columbia City Council's executive session June 25 was illegal.
Egypt bars ex-U.S. attorney general from Islamist trial (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
An Egyptian military court barred former U.S. attorney general Ramsey Clark from observing a trial session on Sunday for 40 opposition Islamists on charges that include money-laundering and terrorism, an Islamist source said.
Settlement reached in LA clergy abuse case: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The Roman Catholic Church in Los Angeles has reached a damages settlement with victims of sex abuse by priests, a lawyer has confirmed, in what could be the largest deal of its kind in US history.
Attorney writes novel about Louisiana politics (Hammond Daily Star)
Sitting diligently at the computer in his children's playroom, Hammond attorney Douglas Brown typed his first novel during his leisure time. The rumbling of toy trains below his feet never bothered him, nor did the sound of the television in the next room.
Custody for terrorism suspect unfair, says lawyer (The New Zealand Herald)
BRISBANE - The lawyer for a Gold Coast-based doctor charged with terrorism offences says his client is being treated unfairly under tough federal government legislation.
Attorney General's task force releases step-by-step adoption guide (Jefferson City News Tribune)
Missourians seeking to become adoptive parents face numerous choices and challenges as they go through the adoption process. Attorney General Jay Nixon and members of his Adoption Task Force have released a new, 26-page booklet, titled “Welcome Home,” to help explain the adoption process.
Alvarez-Glasman bids for Rosemead city attorney (Pasadena Star-News)
ROSEMEAD - A city attorney who has represented at least a half-dozen cities in the San Gabriel Valley is vying to sign up another one. Arnold Alvarez-Glasman, of Alvarez-Glasman and Colvin, is one of five firms submitting bids to become counsel for Rosemead's redevelopment agency.
50:50 chances of Haneef getting bail: Lawyer (The Times of India)
Two hours after the Australian police pressed charges against Haneef in connection with the failed UK terror plots, his lawyer in Australia a bail application.
Lawyer on the line, online (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Can employers require you to let them know when you date a co-worker? Can you post some funny stories from work on your personal blog? Can you be fired for smoking on your own time? The answers, posted on a new Ask A Lawyer website, are: Probably, best to be careful, and it depends where you live. Working America, a community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, is offering this free legal service to any ...
Attorney General's office looking into long-term care insurance (WOI-TV Des Moines)
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The staff of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says its looking into the sale of long-term care insurance policies to senior citizens.
Attorney General's office looking into long-term care insurance (WHO-TV 13 Des Moines)
Associated Press - July 15, 2007 5:54 PM ET DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The staff of Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller says its looking into the sale of long-term care insurance policies to senior...