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6 Competing For County Attorney Post (The Tampa Tribune)
NEW PORT RICHEY - Six candidates remain in the contest for Pasco's top legal post, as County Attorney Robert Sumner prepares to retire.
Attorney General Jay Nixon to return campaign donations in excess of maximum (The Kansas City Star)
Attorney General Jay Nixon, the leading Democratic candidate for governor, said he will return individual campaign contributions in excess of Missouri’s newly restored $1,275 maximum.
The Next Attorney General (New York Times)
President Bush must appoint an attorney general who is above politics, and the Senate should only confirm a nonpolitical lawyer of unquestioned integrity.
Bad Image Lingers for Atlanta Lawyer With TB (Law.com)
Earlier this year, Atlanta lawyer Andrew Speaker became the world's most infamous tuberculosis patient. Speaker says he did nothing wrong when he left the U.S., other than to overestimate the competence of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today he's in excellent health and takes 11 pills daily to make sure the TB will be fully eradicated. But his personal injury law practice is ...
Senate Democrats Plan to Block Ted Olson if Nominated as Next Attorney General (Law.com)
Senate Democrats will block Ted Olson from succeeding Alberto Gonzales as attorney general if President Bush nominates him, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday. "I intend to do everything I can to prevent him from being confirmed as the next attorney general," Reid, D-Nev., said in a written statement. The comment gave weight to Republican warnings that Olson would face brutal confirmation ...
Ex-employee sues attorney over firing (The Palm Beach Post)
It's been a bad stretch for multimillionaire Stuart attorney Willie Gary.
State Attorney: Budget Cuts Means Cases Don't Go To Trial (First Coast News)
JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Jacksonville's top prosecutor is fighting for funding now to keep our communities safe. On Wednesday, State Attorney Harry Shorstein lashed out at budget cuts affecting crime fighters. He says it's time he takes a stand against the lopsided way law enforcement is being budgeted.
Chemung County Distract Attorney debate (News 10 Now Syracuse)
The candidates for Chemung County district attorney debate the incumbent DA's record. John Trice and Weeden Wetmore spent the entire half-hour debate at Mandeville Hall in Elmira's Clemens Center discussing Trice's performance over his two terms as DA.
Erap lawyer finds loopholes in Sandiganbayan decision (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A lawyer of former president Joseph Estrada on Thursday said they had spotted several loopholes on the Sandiganbayan First Division's decision on the plunder case.
Attorney departs tax theft case (Rocky Mountain News)
Hysear Randell's lead attorney has withdrawn from the case because he was threatened with prosecution for taking a $100,000 Mercedes from Randell as payment for his legal services.
Southfield lawyer gets UN post (Detroit Free Press)
WASHINGTON -- A Southfield lawyer specializing in complex litigation who has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for President George W. Bush and other Republicans was nominated Wednesday as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations General Assembly.
Zimbabwe: Karoi Lawyer Granted $10 Million Bail (AllAfrica.com)
Prominet Karoi lawyer and member of the Rydings Primary School board of governors, Gerald Mlotshwa, appeared in court in Karoi on Monday facing charges of allegedly abusing public funds.
King strips district attorney of capital case (Montgomery Advertiser)
BIRMINGHAM -- Attorney General Troy King said Wednesday he had stripped a capital murder case from a local prosecutor who gave testimony that helped a condemned inmate win a new sentencing hearing to get his death penalty lifted.
Attorney who led prosecution against Scott Peterson dies (The Naperville Sun)
MODESTO, Calif. -- Jim Brazelton, the former district attorney of Stanislaus County who led the prosecution team against convicted murderer Scott Peterson, died Monday. He was 66.
Ex-attorney sentenced to prison (The Morning Call)
South Whitehall lawyer stole from clients' estates. A former South Whitehall attorney was sentenced to 51 months in prison and must pay more than $1.4 million in restitution for stealing from the estates of deceased clients and cheating on his taxes while living an opulent lifestyle that included two homes and five cars.
OC district attorney's office investigating Taser death (Contra Costa Times)
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Officials are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man who collapsed after police responding to a domestic-violence-related call subdued him with a stun gun, district attorney's officials said.
Webster loses lawyer after allegations surface (Tri-City Herald)
David Webster's lawyer was removed from the case just six weeks before his rape trial because of allegations the attorney was bringing contraband to his client in jail.
Attorney general seeks to close 2 charter schools (News Journal)
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - Attorney General Marc Dann filed separate lawsuits Wednesday seeking to close two charter schools, saying both had failed to meet academic standards over the past six years.
Lawyer suspended after client money charges (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - September 13, 2007 7:25 AM ET MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a lawyer who was chief of a real estate title company...
Keeler verbally accepts county attorney position (Waconia Patriot)
Carver County’s search for a new attorney has come to an end with the verbal acceptance of the job by James Keeler, David Hemze, county administrator said.
Govt failed to address death penalty ruling, lawyer says (The Nassau Guardian)
Parliament should have immediately passed a law to provide an alternative sentence for murder once the Privy Council declared the mandatory death sentence unconstitutional, according to the lawyer Murrio Ducille for Trono Davis, one of the men who has filed a challenge to the automatic sentence.
Lawyer to announce bid for 409th judge seat (El Paso Times)
Lawyer Luz E. Sandoval today will announce her intention to run for judge of the 409th Judicial District Court. The seat is now occupied by Judge Sam Medrano, whose term will expire in 2008.
Dead lawyer's wife left nothing (Daily Telegraph)
TOP Melbourne lawyer Peter Hayes died owing more than $100,000 to the taxman and left nothing of his $2million-plus estate to his ex-wife.
Lawyer owed $100,000 tax (Adelaide Now)
MELBOURNE lawyer Peter Hayes, who died in Adelaide, owed more than $100,000 to the taxman and left none of his $2 million-plus estate to his ex-wife.
Attorney General Jay Nixon to return campaign donations in excess of maximum (The Kansas City Star)
Attorney General Jay Nixon, the leading Democratic candidate for governor, said he will return individual campaign contributions in excess of Missouri’s newly restored $1,275 maximum.
Pirates Name Baseball Labor Lawyer Frank Coonelly as President (Bloomberg.com)
Sept. 13 (Bloomberg) -- The Pittsburgh Pirates named Major League Baseball labor lawyer Frank Coonelly as team president, the first step in an overhaul of the franchise that hasn't had a winning season since 1992.
Man charged of threatening his wife and her lawyer (di-ve)
VALLETTA, Malta (di-ve news) -- September 13, 2007 -- 1710CEST -- A 40-year-old man from St.Paul's Bay was on Thursday arraigned in Court charged with threatening his wife and her lawyer on Wednesday at around 1200CEST.
Lawyer Accused Of Misusing Funds Suspended (WMUR New Hampshire)
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The New Hampshire Supreme Court has suspended the law license of a lawyer who was chief of a real estate title company that closed suddenly last month.
Lawyer: McDonald's Warned Employees (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Fast food giant McDonald's Corp. had policies in place and warned employees in an effort to deal with a series of strip search hoaxes across the country, the lawyer for the restaurant chain said Thursday during opening arguments in a civil trial.
Lawyer: McDonald's warned employees (FinanzNachrichten)
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Fast food giant McDonald's Corp. ( Nachrichten / Aktienkurs ) had policies in place and warned employees in an effort to deal with a series of strip search hoaxes across the country, the lawyer for the restaurant chain said Thursday during opening arguments in a civil trial.
Bellevue city attorney resigns after 15 years (Ralston Recorder)
John Herdzina has resigned after 15 years of service as city attorney for Bellevue.
Attorney: Norman Hsu to waive extradition to California (KJCT 8 Grand Junction)
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - His attorney says disgraced Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu (shoo) will waive extradition during a hearing scheduled for this afternoon in Grand Junction.
District Attorney offers free Brown Act sessions (The Desert Sun)
The Riverside County District Attorney's Office is helping local leaders learn about the Brown Act.
Shelby district attorney removed from death row case (The Shelby County Reporter)
State Attorney General Troy King removed Shelby County District Attorney Robbie Owens from a death row case Wednesday, saying Owens shirked his duties by recommending a convicted killer's death sentence be overturned.
Attorney general plans to sue more charter schools (FOX 45 Dayton)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A spokesman for Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann says Dann plans to sue more charter schools that are failing to meet academic and financial standards.
Lawyer: Serial killer suspect confessed (UPI)
The lawyer for a Russian man accused in 52 deaths said his client has admitted to all of the charges in a Moscow court.
Monsanto under investigation by Iowa Attorney General (New Ratings)
NEW YORK, September 13 (newratings.com) - Monsanto Co ( MON.NYS ) Thursday announced that Iowa Attorney General's office has sent it a request for information on its seed business, as part of an investigation.
Mitchell investigation rep meets with Albany District Attorney (New York Daily News)
I-Team update: A lawyer representing George Mitchell's investigation into baseball's doping history met with Albany District Attorney David Soares this afternoon.
Health District ordered to pay bar's attorney fees (KVBC Las Vegas)
The Health District has been ordered to pay $1,000 in attorney fees to a local bar challenging the state's new smoking ban. Bilbo's Bar and Grill and health officials have been locked in a legal dispute over the ban. A district judge ruled Bilbo's has not violated a previous ruling.
Md. U.S. attorney being vetted for federal judgeship in Va. (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
BALTIMORE (AP) - A law enforcement official says Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein is being vetted as a possible nominee for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.
Lawyer will bid to have Becker freed today (The West Australian)
Jake Dylan Becker, who was acquitted this week of the manslaughter of teenager Skye Barkwith, could walk free from jail today if his lawyer can convince a judge to cancel a suspended jail term he received in 2005.
Lawyer: McDonald's Warned Employees (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Fast food giant McDonald's Corp. had policies in place and warned employees in an effort to deal with a series of strip search hoaxes across the country, the lawyer for the restaurant chain said Thursday during opening statements in a civil trial.
Ironton lawyer named to fill judge post (The Huntington Herald-Dispatch)
IRONTON — Ironton lawyer D. Scott Bowling was named Lawrence County Common Pleas judge Thursday by the office of Gov. Ted Strickland. The appointment is effective Monday, Sept. 24, and runs through Feb. 9, 2009.
Attorney: No Sign Mills Was Suicidal (WCSH 6 Portland)
BANGOR (NEWS CENTER) -- Michelle Mills' defense attorney says neither he nor his clients family saw any signs she was suicidal.
Jailed Lawyer Fights Contempt Charge (The Morning News)
FAYETTEVILLE -- A lawyer jailed Monday for contempt of court is asking the judge to reconsider or give him a trial.
Accused Pet Pig Killer Wants To Dump Lawyer (KHNL News 8 Honolulu)
HONOLULU (KHNL) -- He's accused of killing a beloved pet pig named Porky. And now, Joseph Calarruda believes his lawyer isn't doing a good enough job at his trial.
Wilkins still "potential nominee" for attorney general job (The Greenville News)
With the leader of the Democratic majority in the U.S. Senate vowing to block one leading candidate for attorney general -- even before the White House has named its pick -- Judge William W. Wilkins Jr. of Greenville remains a "potential nominee," The Washington Post reported today.
GOP Started Troopergate, Darren Dopp's Lawyer Says (The New York Sun)
The lawyer representing Governor Spitzer's embattled communications director, Darren Dopp, is lashing out at Senate Republicans, accusing their former political strategist, Roger Stone, of concocting the entire state police scandal. The lawyer, Terrence Kindlon, said Mr. Dopp and the governor were victims of an orchestrated smear campaign comparable to the damaging "Swift Boat" attacks on the ...
Reprimand Sought for Attorney Who Wrote Scare Letter to Ethics Grievant (Law.com)
When an attorney-client relationship turns nasty and litigation seems imminent, is it OK for the lawyer to send the kind of aggressive letter that attorneys sometimes write to scare off potential adversaries? The answer is no, according to the New Jersey Disciplinary Review Board. The board recommended a reprimand for lawyer Harry Levin, who warned a client that he would ask a judge to send her ...
A Lincoln Park resident, 68, admits stealing the money after obtaining a power of attorney from the victim. (Reading Eagle)
A Lincoln Park resident, 68, admits stealing the money after obtaining a power of attorney from the victim.