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Merced County hires attorney to audit elections (KESQ Palm Springs)
MERCED, Calif. (AP) - Merced County is bringing in an outside expert to investigate how it conducts elections. Following a string of foul-ups at the county elections office, the Board of Supervisors last week approved spending up to $75,000 to hire an attorney to audit its elections practices.
Merced County hires attorney to audit elections (KTVN Reno)
MERCED, Calif. (AP) - Merced County is bringing in an outside expert to investigate how it conducts elections. Following a string of foul-ups at the county elections office, the Board of Supervisors last week approved spending up to $75,000 to hire an attorney to audit its elections practices.
Lawyer Says Suspicion Of Strangers Behind Some Problems (The Morning News)
DE QUEEN -- The influx of Hispanics to Sevier County in recent years has resulted in a psychological response among some longtime Anglo residents that can be involved in problems experienced by the immigrants, a lawyer says.
Lawyer: American regains custody of kids from father in Sicily (San Diego Union-Tribune)
ROME, 4:31 p.m. Dec. 24 (AP): A California woman who traveled to Italy to get her children back from their father after he failed to return them home over the summer has regained custody and returned to California with them, her lawyer said Monday.
Attorney: Family of woman killed in Boston's Big Dig collapse agrees to $6 million settlement (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
The family of a woman killed when the ceiling of a Big Dig tunnel collapsed on her car last year has agreed to a $6 million settlement with the company that supplied the epoxy blamed for the accident, an attorney said Monday.
Attorney: Family of woman killed in Boston's Big Dig collapse agrees to $6 million settlement (Charleston Daily Mail)
BOSTON (AP) -- The family of a woman killed when the ceiling of a Big Dig tunnel collapsed on her car last year has agreed to a $6 million settlement with the company that supplied the epoxy blamed for the accident, an attorney said Monday.
State disbars Goshen lawyer after probe into conduct (Middletown Times Herald-Record)
GOSHEN — A state appeals court disbarred a Goshen lawyer who lives in the Catskills hamlet of Burlingham, several months after he resigned in the face of an investigation into allegations of professional misconduct.
Attorney's license suspended (Northwest Indiana Times)
The Indiana Supreme Court suspended Gary attorney Willie Harris' law license because of his conviction on federal public corruption charges. The high court order, signed by Chief Justice Randall T. Shepard, states Harris will be suspended from the practice of law effective the first week in January.
Lawyer Says Suspicion Of Strangers Behind Some Problems (The Morning News)
DE QUEEN -- The influx of Hispanics to Sevier County in recent years has resulted in a psychological response among some longtime Anglo residents that can be involved in problems experienced by the immigrants, a lawyer says.
Thaksin Not Involved, Says His Lawyer (Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA))
BANGKOK, Dec 25 (Bernama) -- Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is not involved in the formation of a coalition government in Thailand and has no intention either to act as the advisor to the People's Power Party (PPP), his lawyer and PPP's deputy secretary-general Noppadon Patama said Sunday.
Attorney's license suspended (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
The Indiana Supreme Court suspended Gary attorney Willie Harris' law license because of his conviction on federal public corruption charges.
Indiana Supreme Court suspends Gary lawyer Harris effective Jan. 2 (Post-Tribune)
Courtrooms will be off limits for Willie Harris in his capacity as a lawyer for the near future. But he's scheduled to be sentenced for a fraud conviction in January.
Jailed Iranian students to be freed on bail: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Three students jailed for up to three years on charges including insulting Iran's Supreme Leader have been granted release on bail of about $85,000 each, their lawyer said on Tuesday.
CORRECTED: Jailed Iranian students to be freed on bail: lawyer (Boston Globe)
(Corrects spelling of Supreme leader's name in paragraph four) By Reza Derakhshi
Police officials, state’s attorney dispute request (Northwest Herald)
Cary Police officials on Friday denied seeking reckless-homicide charges against a man who accidentally ran over and killed his wife, and they criticized State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi for saying that the department did.
Attorney general's aide goes blue in office e-mail (The Columbus Dispatch)
Attorney General Marc Dann already has shown that he can curse a blue streak, based on his comments to a newspaper reporter that were captured by a Youngstown television station this summer .
Lawyer: I had 'no reason' to kill wife (AP via Yahoo! News)
A disbarred lawyer who lives three doors from Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton says he's being "abused for publicity's sake" after being charged with murdering his wife.
Lawyer: I had 'no reason' to kill wife (The Charlotte Observer)
A disbarred lawyer who lives three doors from Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton says he's being "abused for publicity's sake" after being charged with murdering his wife. In a jailhouse interview with The Journal News, Carlos Perez-Olivo insisted he's innocent. Perez-Olivo, who lives in Chappaqua, was arrested Thursday in what a prosecutor called a chilling "execution" of his wife, Peggy, on Nov. ...
Lawyer facing manslaughter in partner's death to be pallbearer (KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls)
Associated Press - December 25, 2007 12:55 PM ET WEWOKA, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa lawyer facing a first-degree manslaughter complaint in the death of his law partner will serve as pallbearer at his...
Lawyer facing manslaughter in partner's death to be pallbearer (KFSM Ft. Smith-Fayetteville)
WEWOKA, Okla. (AP) - A Tulsa lawyer facing a first-degree manslaughter complaint in the death of his law partner will serve as pallbearer at his friend's funeral on Friday.
Iranian Students Will Be Released Soon, Lawyer Says (New York Times)
Three students who had been sentenced for two to three years for crimes including insulting the nation?s supreme leader are expected to be released this week on bail
Frustrated with Bruning's office, panel may seek own attorney (Lincoln Journal Star)
A state commission frustrated with Attorney General Jon Bruning’s record on fighting cases of alleged housing and age discrimination may ask lawmakers for its own attorney to help bring cases to court.
Month later, another govt lawyer shot dead in Bihar (Indian Express via Yahoo! India News)
Yet another government lawyer was shot dead in Jehanabad on Monday evening. Additional Public Prosecutor (APP) Din Dayal Yadav was gunned down by unidentified assailants while he was returning home from the local market. Earlier, another government lawyer Ram Naresh Sharma was shot in Begusarai. Though the 55-year-old Yadav was not handling any high-profile case, unlike his counterpart Sharma in ...
Accused Lawyer To Serve As Pallbearer (KOTV 6 Tulsa)
WEWOKA, Okla. (AP) -- A Tulsa lawyer facing a first-degree manslaughter complaint in the death of his law partner will serve as pallbearer at his friend's funeral on Friday. Thirty-three-year-old Kenneth Morgan was arrested and jailed after a traffic accident that killed Andre Carolina early Saturday.
Corrupt lawyer squeezed for cash (Harrow Times)
AN attempt to recover more than £20,000 falsely claimed in legal aid by a corrupt lawyer from Wembley has been launched. Naveen Sagar, 32, stole £21,000 while defending a Southall gang charged with arms and heroin dealing.
Month later, another govt lawyer shot dead in Bihar (Express India)
Yet another government lawyer was shot dead in Jehanabad on Monday evening.
Lawyer says couple hit with complaints over lawsuit against boy (WFMJ Youngstown)
DENVER (AP) - The lawyer for a Pennsylvania couple suing an 8-year-old over a ski collision says his clients have had to leave town for the holidays due to public outrage over their case.
County attorney's office beefing up (Tooele Transcript-Bulletin)
The county attorney's office will be beefing up its legal staff next year as a means of coping with increasing growth -- and crime -- in Tooele County.
Brig. Gen. Lim back in Tanay, says lawyer (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- Brigadier General Danilo Lim, a suspect in the November 29, 2007 and February 2006 uprisings, was returned to his detention cell at an Army camp in Rizal province, from police general headquarters in Camp Crame on Wednesday, his lawyer said.
Iranian students will be released soon, lawyer says (International Herald Tribune)
Three students who had been sentenced for two to three years for crimes including insulting the nation's supreme leader are expected to be released this week on bail.
Lawyer says couple hit with complaints over lawsuit against boy (phillyburbs.com)
DENVER - People upset over a man who sued an 8-year-old boy and his father over a ski collision have subjected him and his wife to "an electronic tar and feathering," their lawyer said.
Guitar-Strumming Attorney Sets Legal Parodies to Music (The New York Sun)
Mr. Savell purchased his electric guitar with his first paycheck 25 years ago, but first began drafting legal jargon parodies in law school at the University of Michigan. He has since started writing his own lyrics, a process that takes a few weeks each summer to write and weekends throughout the fall to produce. His recording studio is a home office, with moving blankets hanging along the walls ...
The year in news: Missing attorney reappears (The Herald-Sun)
CHAPEL HILL -- It started on July 10, 2006, when he slipped out the back door of his law office as another attorney waited to confront him about $800,000 that was missing.
Council at odds over attorney's pay (The Post and Courier)
Charleston County Attorney Joe Dawson's nine bosses have decided to restrain his pay after a heated discussion that was fueled by appeals for fiscal responsibility and accusations of foul play. Dawson's pay had been a sore subject among County Council members for quite awhile; and although...
Lawyer: 'Gross mismanagement' at GHA (Northwest Indiana Times)
GARY | A lawyer representing senior citizen residents of Genesis Tower is accusing the Gary Housing Authority of gross mismanagement and threatening legal action in order to bring the troubled agency under federal control.
Attorney John Bacon dies at 95 (Bridgeton News)
HOPEWELL TWP. -- The oldest practicing attorney in the county when he retired at age 90, John F. Bacon Sr. has passed away at age 95. Mr. Bacon passed away Friday at the Cumberland Manor, where he had been residing for the past two weeks.
Lawyer says couple hit with complaints over lawsuit against boy (phillyburbs.com)
DENVER - People upset over a man who sued an 8-year-old boy and his father over a ski collision have subjected him and his wife to "an electronic tar and feathering," their lawyer said.
State's attorney says judge soft on domestic violence (The Barre Montpelier Times Argus)
BENNINGTON -- Although District Court Judge Katherine Hayes ordered a man who is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend to a 24-hour curfew, Bennington County State's Attorney Erica Marthage called Hayes a "renegade judge" who is soft on domestic violence. ... - By PATRICK McARDLE Herald Staff
Panel backs attorney for race against Miller (Poughkeepsie Journal)
A Town of Poughkeepsie attorney active in Democratic politics hopes to challenge veteran GOP state Assemblyman Joel Miller next year in the race to represent the 102nd District in Albany. The town Democratic Executive Committee recently voted to support attorney Gary Levine, who has worked as the full town Democratic committee's political coordinator and served as its vice chairman. Levine ...
State's attorney says judge soft on domestic violence (Rutland Herald)
BENNINGTON -- Although District Court Judge Katherine Hayes ordered a man who is accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend to a 24-hour curfew, Bennington County State's Attorney Erica Marthage called Hayes a "renegade judge" who is soft on domestic violence. Hayes imposed new sanctions against Jonathan G. Hoffman, 39, of Bennington, after he was arraigned for violating the conditions of his ...
Lawyer detained for swindling clients (The Star)
JOHOR BARU: A 41-year-old lawyer was detained by police for allegedly swindling clients of up to RM746,000. The suspect was apprehended by the state Commercial Crimes unit on Sunday at his home in Parit Semerah, Pontian.
Maryland Attorney General Seeking to Block Testimony (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
posted 5:04 am Wed December 26, 2007 - Annapolis, Md. The state Attorney General's Office is seeking to block a key witness' testimony in a lawsuit challenging $1.3 billion in tax increases passed during the General Assembly's special session last month.
Haneef was a victim of a desperate Howard Government, says lawyer (ANI via Yahoo! India News)
Melbourne, Dec.26 (ANI): An Australian Muslim lawyer, who is also a lecturer in politics at Monash University, one of Australia's largest and most prestigious law schools, has suggested that Bangalore-based Dr. Mohammad Haneef was the victim of a desperate John Howard Government that dug itself into a hole and proceeded to deepen it. In an article written for The Age, Waleed Aly, now says ...
Police officials, state’s attorney dispute request (Northwest Herald)
Cary Police officials on Friday denied seeking reckless-homicide charges against a man who accidentally ran over and killed his wife, and they criticized State’s Attorney Louis Bianchi for saying that the department did.
Lawyer says couple hit with complaints over lawsuit against boy (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
The lawyer for a Pennsylvania couple suing an 8-year-old over a ski collision says his clients have had to leave town for the holidays due to public outrage over their...
Lawyer: People Harass Local Man Suing 8-Year-Old (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
A lawyer says people are attacking a man after he sued an 8-year-old over a ski collision.
Report: Clemens' attorney launches own probe (ESPN)
Roger Clemens' lead attorney told the New York Times that his firm is launching its own investigation into allegations the seven-time Cy Young winner used steroids and human growth hormone.
Lawyer to seek Supreme Court review of disbarral (Eagle-Tribune Online)
ANDOVER - The Supreme Judicial Court may have denied her latest appeal, but disbarred lawyer Barbara Johnson is not ready to stop fighting.
Clemens' attorney says he's doing his own investigation (Fox Sports)
The lead attorney for Roger Clemens says he has begun his own investigation into allegations that link the pitcher to the use of steroids and human growth hormone, The New York Times reported.
Steve Schaefer announces for County Attorney (Bandera Bulletin)
My name is Steve Schaefer. I am running for County Attorney. I am a local Bandera Attorney, with my office on Main Street. I was born and raised in Texas. I am 52 years old. I live in Vanderpool, Texas. I have two daughters: Blanche, who is 13 years old, and Cecelia, who is 10 years old.