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Former Coles assistant state's attorney in the running for county state's attorney post (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
CHARLESTON--Former Coles County assistant state’s attorney Duane Deters has announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination for Coles County state’s attorney.
Montco's Barnes lawyer out (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Montgomery County leaders have had a falling out with the lawyer they had hired to file a lawsuit aimed at keeping the Barnes Foundation art museum from moving to Philadelphia.
No basis for charging Haneef with wrongdoing, says lawyer (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Melbourne, Aug 23 (ANI): Indian born doctor Mohamed Haneef's lawyer, Peter Russo, has said that a reading of the full transcript of the police interview of his client makes it clear that there was no basis to the allegation of wrongdoing against the Indian docotor. The transcript shows his client had attempted to contact British Police to explain his position in relation to a SIM card loaned ...
State lawmaker seeks attorney general post (The Oregonian)
Greg Macpherson wasted no time jumping into the race to replace Oregon Attorney General Hardy Myers. The Lake Oswego Democrat, a three-term state representative, announced his candidacy on Wednesday -- a day after Myers said he would not seek a fourth term.
Scholar free, but not free to go / Iran should return D.C. resident's passport so she can go home until trial, lawyer ... (San Francisco Chronicle)
The lawyer for the American Iranian scholar released Tuesday after more than three months in jail said the Iranian authorities still hold the scholar's passport, but that by Iranian law, she should be permitted to leave the country. The scholar, Haleh...
Council may hire lawyer to examine fire chief's stipends (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)
SOUTHBRIDGE - The Town Council will vote on whether to hire a lawyer to determine if Fire Chief Leonard N. Laporte was right in claiming what they said were overtime and stipend payments, benefits some of the panel contends he is not entitled to.
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.
Ex-Newark mayor can keep defense lawyer in corruption case (Asbury Park Press)
A lawyer for former Mayor Sharpe James can continue to represent him but cannot take the stand as a witness for James, who is facing corruption charges, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
Attorney says ex-Quincy employee should keep pension (Boston Globe)
An attorney for Anthony Siciliano argued before the Quincy Retirement Board on Monday that the former city employee convicted of statutory rape should be allowed to keep his pension because there is no evidence that the sexual assaults happened as part of his official job.
Lawyer wants drug case against Gordon Ramsay's brother dismissed (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for the brother of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay demanded Thursday that an Indonesian court throw out drugs charges against him.
Carver County narrows attorney search to two (Waconia Patriot)
Carver County's search for a new County Attorney to fill the vacancy created by Michael Fahey, who accepted a district court judge position, moved one step closer to a conclusion this week. Fahey's unexpired, elected term runs through Dec. 31, 2010.
Finks appointed Christian County state’s attorney (The State Journal-Register)
TAYLORVILLE — Effingham County prosecutor Tom Finks has been appointed Christian County state’s attorney. The Taylorville resident replaces Brad Paisley, who was appointed associate circuit judge of the fourth judicial circuit. He will complete Paisley’s unexpired term.
Burl. City attorney disbarred for misappropriation (Burlington County Times)
Burlington City attorney Louis A. Colaguori has been disbarred after he admitted misappropriating funds from a client's trust account, the state Office of Attorney Ethics announced yesterday.
Governor, Attorney General order games to be gone in three days (Coshocton Tribune)
COSHOCTON - The Ohio Attorney General and Governor seem to be taking the old cliché - If it walks like a duck and looks like a duck, it's a duck - to heart.
State Attorney Expected In Front Of A Grand Jury (CBS 47 Jacksonville)
State Attorney Harry Shorstein is expected to go in front of a grand jury Thursday to talk about whether Jacksonville’s City Council should be investigated for breaking public information laws.
Attorney Brian Corey Jr. to chair housing committee (Westport Shorelines)
The gutted and revamped Housing Partnership Committee had only one volunteer to be its new chairman, its newest member, Attorney Brian Corey Jr., last week when he was selected. The other three members who attended the reorganization meeting said they did not have time to serve as chairman.
Lawyer wants drug case against British chef's brother dismissed (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for the brother of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay demanded Thursday that an Indonesian court throw out drugs charges against him.
Lawyer wants drug case against British chef's brother dismissed (Channel NewsAsia)
DENPASAR, Indonesia: The lawyer for the brother of celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay demanded on Thursday that an Indonesian court throw out drugs charges against him.
Attorney Outlines Accused Husband Killer's Tragedies (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
A woman accused of killing her husband just hours before he was to meet with his second wife endured multiple emotional tragedies, including the loss of his affection and the death of a child, her attorney said Thursday.
Attorney General: Beware Of Fake Charities (WPLG Click10.com via Yahoo! News)
Florida's Attorney General has issued a consumer alert after learning about several fraudulent charities popping up post Hurricane Dean and the earthquake that rocked Peru.
N.C. Attorney General warns e-mail users (The Fayetteville Observer)
RALEIGH, (AP) — Electronic greeting cards sent by e-mail may include viruses or spyware, and consumers should think twice before opening them, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Thursday.
Mel Gibson has been complying with terms of probation, attorney says (Los Angeles Daily News)
>>> NEW 11:14 a.m. MALIBU - Actor Mel Gibson has been complying with the terms of his probation for a DUI arrest during which he disparaged Jews and women, his attorney told a judge today.
Attorney General: Beware Of Fake Charities (Local 10 Miami)
Florida's Attorney General is issuing a consumer alert after learning fraudulent charities are popping up, claiming relief for Hurricane Dean.
Lawyer: Mel Gibson following probation rules (The Fresno Bee)
Actor Mel Gibson has been following the rules of his probation for a DUI arrest during which he made derogatory remarks about Jews and women, his lawyer told a judge Thursday.
Stepfather of Haleigh Poutre allowed new lawyer (The Daily Comet)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. The stepfather of a 13-year-old girl who authorities say was beaten into a coma is getting a new lawyer. Superior Court Judge James Collins granted Jason Strickland's request for a new attorney and set a trial date for next week.
Lawyer: Gibson following probation rules (AP via Yahoo! News)
Mel Gibson has been following the rules of his probation for his DUI arrest last summer, his lawyer told a judge Thursday.
Stepfather of Haleigh Poutre allowed new lawyer (WPRI 12 Providence)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - The stepfather of a 13-year-old girl who authorities say was beaten into a coma is getting a new lawyer. Superior Court Judge James Collins granted Jason Strickland's request for a new attorney and set a trial date for next week.
Lawyer: Gibson following probation rules (York Daily Record)
MALIBU, Calif.—Mel Gibson has been following the rules of his probation for his DUI arrest last summer, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. The actor was not required to attend the hearing.
Lawyer: Mel Gibson is following the rules of probation for DUI arrest (Jam! Showbiz)
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Mel Gibson has been following the rules of his probation for his DUI arrest last summer, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. The actor was not required to attend the hearing.
Gibson meets orders in drunken driving case: attorney (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Mel Gibson has met the conditions set by a court as punishment for his drunken driving arrest last year, his attorney told a judge on Thursday.
Lawyer: Gibson following probation rules (The Charlotte Observer)
Mel Gibson has been following the rules of his probation for his DUI arrest last summer, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. The actor was not required to attend the hearing. His lawyer, Blair Berk, gave Judge Lawrence Mira documents showing the 51-year-old Gibson was meeting the terms of his probation. Gibson has been required to check in with the court periodically since his July 28, 2006, ...
Stepfather Of Haleigh Poutre Allowed New Lawyer (WCVB Boston)
The stepfather of a 13-year-old girl who authorities say was beaten into a coma is getting a new lawyer.
Judge Will Not Dismiss Charges Against Prominent Attorney (NBC 30 Connecticut)
A federal judge said he will not be dismissing charges against a prominent Connecticut attorney.
Gibson meets orders in drunken driving case: attorney (Canada.com)
Actor and filmmaker Mel Gibson is pictured in this Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department booking photograph. Gibson has met the conditions set by a court as punishment for his drunken driving arrest last year, his attorney told a judge on Thursday.
Attorney General Youngstown Office Opens (WYTV Youngstown)
The ceremonial ribbon was cut today, marking the opening of the Youngstown offices of the state's attorney general.
Stepfather of Haleigh Poutre allowed new lawyer (Boston Herald)
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The stepfather of a 13-year-old girl who authorities say was beaten into a coma is getting a new lawyer. Superior Court Judge James Collins granted Jason Strickland's request...
New Mexico attorney general looking into possible 'Kid Nation' violations (Los Angeles Times)
A New Mexico official wants to know whether producers lawfully avoided obtaining work permits for children, and shut out inspection. The firestorm surrounding CBS' forthcoming "Kid Nation" picked up heat on Thursday when the New Mexico Attorney General's Office confirmed it was launching an investigation into whether state laws were broken during the production, and child activists called for ...
Gibson meets orders in drunken driving case - attorney (Stuff)
Mel Gibson has met the conditions set by a court as punishment for his drunken driving arrest last year, his attorney has told a judge.
Fake NYC Lawyer Convicted Of Stealing From Clients (WCBS-TV New York)
A man who posed as a lawyer and investment adviser has been convicted of stealing nearly $6 million from his clients -after representing himself at the trial. Mohammed Rafikian, also known as Mo Kian, of Queens, owned millions after losing money day trading, and he took over the practice of an ailing attorney as a way to solve his financial troubles, prosecutors said. He had worked as a paralegal ...
Lawyer: Ex-astronaut Nowak wants ankle-bracelet removed (CNN.com)
The lawyer for Lisa Nowak -- the former NASA astronaut accused of assaulting a romantic rival -- will ask a judge Friday to throw out her statements to police, suppress evidence collected from her car and remove her ankle-bracelet monitor.
Judge finds Coe lawyer in contempt (The Olympian)
A judge on Thursday found convicted rapist Kevin Coe's lawyer in contempt after the state contended the lawyer interfered with a forensic psychiatrist's efforts to interview Coe about his sexual and criminal history.
Fake NYC lawyer convicted of stealing (AP via Yahoo! News)
A man who posed as a lawyer and investment adviser has been convicted of stealing nearly $6 million from his clients.
Lawyer: Gibson following probation rules (AP via Yahoo! News)
Mel Gibson has been following the rules of his probation for his DUI arrest last summer, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. The actor was not required to attend the hearing.
Fake NYC lawyer convicted of stealing (The Charlotte Observer)
A man who posed as a lawyer and investment adviser has been convicted of stealing nearly $6 million from his clients. Mohammed Rafikian, also known as Mo Kian, of Queens, owed millions after losing money day trading, and he took over the practice of an ailing attorney as a way to solve his financial troubles, prosecutors said. He had worked as a paralegal but was not a lawyer - though he ...
Lawyer: Gibson following probation rules (USA Today)
Mel Gibson has been following the rules of his probation for his DUI arrest last summer, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. The actor was not required to attend the hearing. His lawyer, Blair Berk, gave Judge Lawrence Mira documents showing the 51-year-old Gibson was meeting the terms of his probation.
Alleged D.C. Madam Wants New Attorney (Washington Post)
The alleged D.C. Madam and her court-appointed attorney want to part ways, according to papers filed today. She says they have "irreconcilable differences" that make it impossible for him to properly defend her against charges of running a prostitution ring.
Gibson complies with orders: attorney (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
Oscar-winning actor and director Mel Gibson has met the conditions set by a court as punishment for his drunken driving arrest last year, his attorney says.
U.S. attorney's office to file plans for dogs taken in Vick case (The Virginian-Pilot)
The U.S. attorney's office will file papers in federal court next week outlining plans for the future of 50 pit bulls seized in the Michael Vick dogfighting investigation. Court papers filed Thursday . . .
Judge Rebuffs Claim Defense Attorney Slept During Trial (Law.com)
Second Circuit Judge Rosemary S. Pooler has declined to vacate the conviction of a defendant who contended he was denied effective counsel because his attorney slept through large portions of his trial, presided over by Pooler in the Northern District of New York. In reconciling conflicting testimony on the matter, Pooler wrote that she relied on her own recollections of the trial and the ...
Faculty, attorney: Probe of Palomar professor mishandled (North County Times)
SAN MARCOS -- An investigation of sexual harassment allegations against a Palomar College Spanish professor who was later exonerated was handled improperly, faculty leaders and an attorney for the professor alleged this week.