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Albany District Attorney criticizes "Troopergate" article (Capital News 9)
It's been called "Troopergate" and still, investigations continue into whether the Governor's office abused state resources while investigating whether Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno misused state aircraft for political purposes. That includes investigations by the Senate Investigations Committee and State Ethics Commission. All of this comes after Attorney General Andrew Cuomo released his ...
Auto Policy Must Cover Property Damage, Lawyer Says (The Tampa Tribune)
TALLAHASSEE - Florida drivers will still need to purchase property damage liability insurance even if the state's no-fault insurance system disappears Oct. 1, a lawyer for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles said Tuesday.
Council To Tap Attorney For Thomas' Spot (WDSU TheNewOrleansChannel.com via Yahoo! News)
New Orleans City Council is expected to appoint a local attorney to fill the at-large seat that Oliver Thomas vacated earlier this month.
Lawyer: Vick's case could taint Green Bay area man's (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - August 21, 2007 11:15 PM ET GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A man facing felony dogfighting charges in Green Bay had his trial delayed today after his lawyer said the Michael Vick...
New Jersey: Newark: Ex-Mayor Says He Can’t Afford Lawyer (New York Times)
Former Mayor Sharpe James said he does not have enough cash to hire one of the high-profile lawyers who represented him at his arraignment last month, according to court papers filed yesterday. The lawyer, Raymond M. Brown, said in a filing that Mr. James told him “that his personal funds will not be able to meet the projected budget for the hiring of this law firm,” The Star-Ledger reported ...
Oceanside city attorney denies challenge to Chargers (North County Times)
OCEANSIDE -- City Attorney John Mullen on Tuesday denied a citizens group's challenge to the San Diego Chargers' "credibility," saying that a reference to "noise data calculations" made by the National Football League team's lead negotiator, Mark Fabiani, during a TV interview last month referred only to a general primer prepared for the city of Chula Vista.
Acquitted teen's lawyer seeks bail on gun offense (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
The lawyer for the 17-year-old boy acquitted in the killing of a Fairmount teenager but convicted of gun offenses said yesterday that he would seek immediate bail for his client.
Lawyer to fill interim council seat (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
After a week of behind-the-scenes wrangling, New Orleans City Council members have agreed to name lawyer Michael Darnell as an interim replacement for Oliver Thomas, who resigned his at-large seat Aug. 13 after pleading guilty to federal charges of taking nearly $20,000 in bribes from a City Hall vendor.
Lawyer seeking state House seat (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Neil Abramson, a local lawyer, has announced his candidacy for the 98th District seat in the state House being vacated by Rep. Cheryl Gray. A Democrat, Abramson is making his first bid for public office with the race for District 98, which includes parts of Uptown, Broadmoor and Mid-City.
Lawyer: Drivers must be insured (Miami Herald)
Florida drivers will still need to purchase property damage liability insurance even if the state's no-fault insurance system disappears Oct. 1, a lawyer for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles said.
Attorney General Sues Springdale "Natario" (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- The state has sued a Springdale "natario" and her business for allegedly charging for immigration assistance, visas, tax assistance, identification and power of attorney letters, according to the state Attorney General's Office.
CannaHelp owner permitted new attorney (The Desert Sun)
An Indio judge on Tuesday granted a medical marijuana dispensary owner's request for a new attorney -- resulting in a delay of his preliminary hearing. Stacy Hochanadel faces three felony counts of marijuana possession, sales and transport. The preliminary hearing is now scheduled for Sept. 26.
Navarro attorney doesn't want trial (Saint George Spectrum)
ST. GEORGE - After months of working through evidence, Aric Cramer, defense attorney for Edgar Gernan Moreno-Navarro, filed a motion, asking Judge Eric Ludlow to reconsider his decision to hold Navarro for trial.
Prosecutors seek to disqualify James' attorney (Daily Record)
Prosecutors seeking to disqualify a defense lawyer for former Newark Mayor Sharpe James, who is facing federal corruption charges, will make their case to a judge today that the attorney has a conflict of interest.
Lawyer: Scholar still faces Iran charges (AP via Yahoo! News)
An Iranian-American scholar recently released from a notorious prison in Iran still faces charges she endangered the country's national security and has no passport with which to travel abroad, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Prosecutors seek to disqualify former mayor's defense attorney (phillyburbs.com)
NEWARK, N.J. - Prosecutors seeking to disqualify a defense lawyer for former Newark Mayor Sharpe James, who is facing federal corruption charges, will make their case to a judge Wednesday that the attorney has a conflict of interest.
Lawyer: Teen Accused In School Plot Not 'Evil' (WCBS-TV New York)
A teenager who admitted planning a violent rampage at a Long Island high school had been picked on for living in a trailer park, his lawyer said. The boy was “constantly being berated as trailer trash,” lawyer Robert Gallo said. “He’s not an evil child. ... He went through a lot to get where he is.”
Al-Jazeera cameraman in worse condition at Gitmo, lawyer says (International Herald Tribune)
The health of a hunger-striking TV cameraman at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay has deteriorated sharply in recent months, according to notes released Tuesday by his lawyer after they were censored by U.S. authorities.
Rec levy goes to Attorney General (Williston Herald)
A joint marathon executive session ended early this morning with the Williston Park District and Williston Public School District 1 arriving at a decision to seek the North Dakota Attorney General's opinion over whether the school district has the right to dissolve a mill levy without a public vote.
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 Quoted In Rove Article Fired, Files Suit (WCBS-TV New York)
A former attorney for the Texas Secretary of State has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired for political reasons after she spoke to a newspaper about presidential adviser Karl Rove, according to a media report.
Lawyer: Admission in double murder case should be tossed (Boston Herald)
CAMBRIDGE - A Framingham man's admission that he beat his wife and stepson to death last year should be thrown out because he was denied his right to legal counsel, his lawyer says. Jeremias Bins,...
Former State Attorney Quoted in Rove article Sues Over Firing (Editor & Publisher)
AUSTIN A former attorney for the Texas Secretary of State's Office has filed a lawsuit claiming she was fired for political reasons after she spoke to a newspaper about presidential adviser Karl Rove.
Prosecutors seek to disqualify ex-mayor's attorney (Daily Record)
Prosecutors seeking to disqualify a defense lawyer for former Newark Mayor Sharpe James, who is facing federal corruption charges, will make their case to a judge today that the attorney has a conflict of interest.
Lawyer: Scholar still faces Iran charges (USA Today)
An Iranian-American scholar recently released from a notorious prison in Iran still faces charges she endangered the country's national security and has no passport with which to travel abroad, her lawyer said Wednesday.
Lawyer for American-Iranian scholar says she should be allowed to go home (International Herald Tribune)
Shirin Ebadi, the lawyer for Haleh Esfandiari, said that according to Iranian law Esfandiari should be allowed to return to her home in Washington but she should return to Iran for her trial.
Hit-and-run driver strikes Portsmouth Commonwealth's Attorney (WVEC Norfolk)
Portsmouth’s Commonwealth's Attorney was injured by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday night. Commonwealth's Attorney spokesman Bill Prince told 13News that Earle Mobley was helping a motorist on High Street when a vehicle hit him and also struck the vehicle.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Attorney General Paul Morrison files charges against the former manager of the Woodlands race track ... (WIBW-TV Topeka)
The charges against James Gartland are based on an investigation started by the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission in 2006. Gartland is not believed to be in the United States, but the attorney general said Gartland is likely to still have contact with people in Kansas.
Clarksville hires full-time attorney (The Leaf Chronicle)
City officials announced today that Mason Wilson, a Memphis-based attorney, has accepted an offer to become the city's full-time legal counsel.
Lawyer charged with endangering children, ex-husband (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - August 22, 2007 2:55 PM ET PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - A Portsmouth (New Hampshire) lawyer who took her multimillion dollar divorce case all the way to the New Hampshire's...
Lawyer may advise cop client not to testify in Perez case (The Journal News)
The lawyer for a Mount Kisco police officer at the center of a probe into the death of homeless immigrant Rene Perez said this afternoon that he would probably advise his client not to testify before a grand jury.
HC takes lawyer to task in plea bargaining case (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
IN THE first instance of its kind, a criminal lawyer today faced fire from the Delhi High Court for "rushing" to the court to "engage in a prolonged legal battle" without advising his client, who has been languishing in jail unable to get bail for the past one year, on the advantages of plea-bargaining. A plea bargain is an agreement in a criminal case in which a prosecutor and an accused arrange ...
Lawyer: Defendant Robber, Not Killer (KSAT ClickOnSA.com via Yahoo! News)
A defense lawyer said Wednesday that a defendant in a capital murder case is a robber but not a killer.
Lawyer Charged With Endangering Children, Ex-Husband (WCSH 6 Portland)
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- A Portsmouth lawyer who took her multimillion dollar divorce case all the way to the New Hampshire's Supreme Court has been charged with endangering her children.
No re-election for attorney general (The World)
SALEM (AP) - Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers said Tuesday he won't run in 2008 for a fourth term as the state's top lawyer. The 67-year-old Democrat mentioned his age as a key factor in his decision, noting that he would be into his 70s during a fourth term.
Macpherson set to run for attorney general (Albany Democrat-Herald)
Greg Macpherson, a three-term legislator from Lake Oswego with roots in the mid-valley, announced today he is running for Oregon attorney general. He pledged he would be a “people’s advocate who will protect citizens from crime, consumer fraud and uncontrolled development.”
Attorney General sues La. ad firm (BizJournals)
A Louisiana advertising company has been sued by the Washington Attorney General's office, which claims that it used "deceptive" promotions to help dealers in the state sell cars.
Lawyer charged with endangering children, ex-husband (Boston Globe)
A Portsmouth (New Hampshire) lawyer who took her multimillion dollar divorce case all the way to the New Hampshire's Supreme Court has been charged with endangering her children.
Court declares lawyer a bankrupt (The Star Online)
PENANG: Lawyer Darshan Singh Khaira, 59, has been declared a bankrupt by the High Court for non-payment of costs plus interest amounting to RM123,902.33.
Attorney Generals Look Into Dangers Of Energy Drinks (KTNV Las Vegas)
Energy drinks are a popular way to pep up, party or just get through the work day. But attorney generals from around the country, including Nevada, are now asking the feds to investigate some of the drinks.
Lake Oswego Rep. to run for attorney general (KATU Portland)
The Lake Oswego Democrat's announcement, which came a day after Attorney General Hardy Myers said he wouldn't seek re-election, sets the stage for what could be one of the most heated attorney general's races in recent years.
Attorney Sues Over Traffic Camera Tickets (WSMV Nashville)
A Hendersonville attorney is suing a city over its use of traffic light cameras. Video
Lawyer's phone 'mistake' (The Scotsman)
A LAWYER has been disciplined and issued with a formal censure for sneaking a mobile phone to a client in custody.
Haneef has nothing to hide: lawyer (Sydney Morning Herald)
Mohamed Haneef's lawyer leaked a police interview because of "attempts to slander" his client.
Mid-South divorce attorney is AWOL with client's cash (WMCTV Memphis)
A Mid-South divorce attorney is AWOL and hundreds of his clients say he made off with their money. Richard V. Johnson bills himself as a bankrupty and divorce lawyer. He takes out full page ads in the
Katrina Attorney Scruggs Facing Contempt Charges (Insurance Journal)
Special prosecutors charged prominent Mississippi attorney Richard F. Scruggs and his law firm with criminal contempt Tuesday in a Hurricane Katrina insurance dispute. A motion to summon Scruggs a
Selma Attorney Convicted of Disorderly Conduct (WSFA 12 Montgomery)
Selma Attorney Faya Rose Toure was convicted of disorderly conduct and failure to obey an order from a police officer.
Attorney Charged With Federal Contempt in Hurricane Katrina Dispute (Law.com)
Special prosecutors charged prominent attorney Richard F. Scruggs and his firm with criminal contempt Tuesday in a Hurricane Katrina insurance dispute. Judge William Acker ruled in June that Scruggs "willfully violated" a preliminary injunction that required him to deliver "all documents" about State Farm Insurance that two whistleblowers copied after Katrina. Instead, Acker said Scruggs sent the ...
Attorney faces 2nd DUI (The Patriot-News)
LEBANON - A Lebanon County attorney has been charged with DUI for the second time in five years.
LAWYER RAPPED (Daily Record)
A LAWYER caught passing a mobile phone to a prisoner has been rapped for professional misconduct.