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Oregon Attorney General criticizes RIAA's conduct in P2P cases (Ars Technica)
The Attorney General of Oregon is critical of the RIAA's conduct in its legal campaign against P2P users. The AG wants to do some investigating of its own, including how the RIAA's investigators go about their business and how much economic harm the RIAA suffered as a result of the actions of 17 unnamed University of Oregon students. Read More...
Floyd sheriff and county attorney named in lawsuit (The Globe Gazette)
CHARLES CITY — A Floyd County deputy who was terminated following an allegation that he provided alcohol to minors has filed suit against the sheriff and county attorney.
Feds: Kerik Lawyer Possible Witness, Should Be Disqualified (Fox News)
Federal prosecutors say Bernard Kerik's lawyer could be a called as a witness in the case against the former New York City police commissioner and asked the judge to disqualify him.
Feds want Kerik's lawyer disqualified (AP via Yahoo! News)
Federal prosecutors on Thursday asked the judge in the case against former New York City Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to consider disqualifying Kerik's lawyer, saying he has a potential conflict of interest because he could be called as a witness.
Group files complaint against attorney (The Southern Illinoisan)
MARION - A Marion attorney, who was suspended from practicing before Benton's federal bankruptcy court in July, was slapped with an 11-count complaint from the state's Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission earlier this month.
Lawyer-Judge May Be at Center of Land-Flip Fraud (Law.com)
A Garfield, N.J., lawyer who is also the town's judge may have played a central role in a scheme to defraud lenders by obtaining mortgages based on inflated appraisals of rundown properties. A state civil suit points to solo William Colacino Jr. as the lawyer referred to in a federal criminal case as "W.C.," an unindicted co-conspirator whose legal services, law office, attorney bank accounts ...
Attorney, commission go over open meetings plan (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
In advance of a meeting with local legislators, Hamilton County Attorney Rheubin Taylor told county commissioners Thursday that a new proposal would allow them to meet privately in small groups or in larger "executive sessions."
Attorney General takes a third insurance company to court over annuity sales (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
For the third time this year, Attorney General Lori Swanson sued a life insurance company over annuity sales to aging Minnesotans. This time
Prosecutor Seeks to Pull Kerik Lawyer (New York Times)
A judge should consider removing the defense lawyer representing Bernard B. Kerik, the city’s former police commissioner, because the lawyer might be called as a witness, federal prosecutors said yesterday in a request they sent to a court.
State's attorney: Preliminary evidence points to self-defense in Centralia death (The Southern Illinoisan)
CENTRALIA - Marion County State's Attorney Matthew Wilzbach was limited on what he would say Wednesday afternoon, but he shed some light on the ongoing investigation into the death of a Murphysboro man.
Attorney asks state Supreme Court to intervene in mayoral recount (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - An attorney is asking the Indiana Supreme Court to overrule a judge who ordered a recount and a trial on a challenge in Terre Haute's mayoral race.
Floyd County sheriff, attorney named in lawsuit (The Globe Gazette)
CHARLES CITY — A Floyd County sheriff’s deputy who was terminated after an allegation that he provided alcohol to minors has filed suit against the sheriff and county attorney.
Katrina lawyer at the eye of a storm (Los Angeles Times)
Richard Scruggs' clients wonder what his indictment may mean for the scores of pending cases against their insurance carriers. He is a legendary trial lawyer, and one of the richest men in Mississippi. His name graces the music building at his alma mater, Ole Miss. He is the brother-in-law of Republican Sen. Trent Lott, and a friend of the Democratic state attorney general.
Judge denies Milton's request for attorney fees (The Pantagraph)
BLOOMINGTON — A judge turned down a request Thursday from McLean County Clerk Peggy Ann Milton to have her attorney fees reimbursed by the county.
Missouri Attorney General Releases Vehicle-Use Details (The Morning News)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A top official for Gov. Matt Blunt threatened Wednesday to subpoena Attorney General Jay Nixon's office or campaign to get information about the political use of his state vehicle and staff.
Attorney general: Order allows strike (Denver Post)
State workers have long had the right to strike and still do, despite Gov. Bill Ritter's executive order creating union partnerships for Colorado employees, the attorney general said Thursday.
Shanghai property tycoon sentenced to 16 years: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A Shanghai court sentenced property magnate Zhou Zhengyi, once one of China's richest people, to 16 years in jail for graft Friday, his lawyer said, in a case linked to the city's former top leader.
Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford set on graduate aid idea despite attorney general's opinion (Birmingham News)
Mayor Larry Langford's plan to give Birmingham city schools graduates with a C average or above a scholarship to the school of their choice may require approval of voters, based on a state attorney general's advisory opinion on a similar plan in Anniston.
HEAT ON ASTOR LAWYER (New York Post)
The shady lawyer who was named co-executor of Brooke Astor's estate by her son, Anthony Marshall, will finally be exposed to the sun today when he's arraigned on charges he helped Marshall swindle millions from his mother. Francis Morrissey Jr...
Group files complaint against attorney (The Southern Illinoisan)
MARION - A Marion attorney, who was suspended from practicing before Benton's federal bankruptcy court in July, was slapped with an 11-count complaint from the state's Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission earlier this month.
Prosecutors: Judge Should Dismiss Kerik's Lawyer (WNBC)
Federal prosecutors said Thursday that the judge in the case against former New York City police Commissioner Bernard Kerik should consider disqualifying Kerik's lawyer.
Attorney says city can't deny permit (The Daily News)
If the city of Longview were to deny a white supremacist church a permit to rent the McClelland Arts Center, it would expose the city and individual council members to the risk of a lawsuit, Longview City Attorney Marilyn Nitteberg-Haan said at Thursday's council meeting.
Attorney ordered to jail when judge finds his license suspended (WATE 6 Knoxville)
The attorney involved had apparently failed to provide documentation that he had taken refresher legal training.
Attorney asks state Supreme Court to intervene in mayoral recount (22 WSBT South Bend)
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — An attorney is asking the Indiana Supreme Court to overrule a judge who ordered a recount and a trial on a challenge in Terre Haute's mayoral race.
Lawyer for Brooke Astor's Broadway producer son surrenders in forgery case (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
NEW YORK - A lawyer who was once suspended from practising law turned himself in Friday to face an indictment charging that he helped Brooke Astor's Broadway producer son loot the philanthropist's US$198 million estate.
Greenwich Attorney surrenders license (Stamford Advocate)
The Greenwich criminal defense attorney facing sentencing next month for destroying a laptop computer containing child pornography belonging to the former Christ Church music director has voluntarily given up his law license for six months.
Lawyer surrenders in Brooke Astor case (UPI)
A New York lawyer surrendered Friday to face charges he took part in the alleged fleecing of the late heiress Brooke Astor by her own son.
U.S. Attorney nearly doubles annual collections (BizJournals)
The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia pulled in $71.7 million from people and businesses busted for breaking federal laws in fiscal 2007.
Attorney Accused Of Having Gun In Carry-On (WPLG Click10.com via Yahoo! News)
A Miami attorney was arrested Friday morning, accused of trying to take a loaded handgun onto a flight at Miami International Airport.
Attorney Accused Of Having Gun In Carry-On (Local 10 Miami)
A Miami attorney was arrested Friday morning, accused of trying to take a loaded handgun onto a flight at Miami International Airport. INSIDE: Video
Brooke Astor's Former Attorney Turns Himself In To Police (NY1 News)
Brooke Astor's former attorney Francis Morrissey Junior turned himself in to police today after being indicted on conspiracy charges related to the theft of his late client's fortune.
Reid's lawyer could seek stay of proceedings (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The lawyer for a man accused of murdering Christchurch woman Emma Agnew is considering seeking a stay of proceedings for his client.
Attorney surrenders in Astor estate case (CNN.com)
NEW YORK (AP) -- An attorney turned himself in Friday to face charges that he helped philanthropist Brooke Astor's son loot her $198 million estate, the district attorney's office said.
Miss. lawyer accused of bribe attempt (AP via Yahoo! News)
Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has carefully crafted an image as an aw-shucks country lawyer who champions the little guy in David-and-Goliath legal battles.
Miss. lawyer accused of bribe attempt (The Charlotte Observer)
Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has carefully crafted an image as an aw-shucks country lawyer who champions the little guy in David-and-Goliath legal battles. But in truth, Scruggs is himself a giant - a legend of the Mississippi bar, a supremely well-connected political insider, and one of the richest men in one of the poorest states in the Union, having made hundreds of millions of dollars from ...
McNair indicted on escape charges, U.S. Attorney's office says (The Town Talk)
SHREVEPORT -- A federal grand jury in Shreveport has returned an indictment charging Richard L. McNair, age 48, with escape from custody, U.S. Attorney Donald W. Washington announced today.
Attorney general says man's shooting after stop justified (Boston Globe)
A Waldoboro police officer was legally justified when he shot and killed 18-year-old Gregori Jackson during a confrontation following a traffic stop in September, Maine Attorney General Steven Rowe said Friday.
Lawyer for Brooke Astor's producer son denies forging signature on will (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
NEW YORK - A lawyer who was once suspended from practising law pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he helped the Broadway producer son of Brooke Astor loot the philanthropist's US$198 million estate.
Deputy Files Suit Against Sheriff, County Attorney (KCRG-TV9 Cedar Rapids)
CHARLES CITY (AP) - A Floyd County deputy is suing the sheriff and county attorney, claiming he was inappropriately fired and seeking back pay.
Attorney: FSU, Bowden agree to extend (CBS Sportsline)
Bobby Bowden will be at Florida State for at least one more year, his attorney confirmed Friday.
Attorney says he has a handshake agreement with school on new deal for Bobby Bowden (San Diego Union-Tribune)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Bobby Bowden will be at Florida State for at least one more year, his attorney confirmed Friday. “We've come to a handshake agreement,” said attorney Russ Campbell of Birmingham, Ala. “It hasn't been finalized yet.”