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Sebelius To Name New Attorney General (KCTV 5 Kansas City)
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius plans to appoint a new attorney general.
New details in 'Insider' lawyer's saga (The Charlotte Observer)
A Mississippi judge who ruled in favor of Richard "Dickie" Scruggs in a dispute over legal fees was told by a friend that siding with the prominent lawyer could mean consideration for the federal bench, prosecutors allege in court papers unsealed this week. Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter has denied accepting any bribes and defended his ruling in favor of Scruggs in the dispute with ...
Sebelius to announce attorney general choice Friday (The Kansas City Star)
TOPEKA | Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference Friday, where she is expected to announce her appointment of a new attorney general.
Sebelius To Name New Attorney General Friday (FOX 4 News Kansas City)
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius plans to appoint a new attorney general on Friday. She has scheduled a news conference for 11 a.m. at the Statehouse. Spokeswoman Nicole Corcoran says "she will announce the new AG." Corcoran declined to say who the appointee is, although recent speculation among fellow Democrats has centered on Douglas County District Judge Stephen Six. He is the son of former Kansas ...
New details in 'Insider' lawyer's saga (AP via Yahoo! News)
A Mississippi judge who ruled in favor of Richard "Dickie" Scruggs in a dispute over legal fees was told by a friend that siding with the prominent lawyer could mean consideration for the federal bench, prosecutors allege in court papers unsealed this week.
Lawyer: plea expected in body parts case (The Charlotte Observer)
A former oral surgeon has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he orchestrated a grisly plot to plunder corpses and sell body parts for transplants, his lawyer said Tuesday. Prosecutors say Michael Mastromarino, 44, was making millions by covertly carving up hundreds of corpses at a Brooklyn funeral home and selling the parts for dental implants, hip replacements and other procedures ...
Lawyer: plea expected in body parts case (The Kansas City Star)
A former oral surgeon has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he orchestrated a grisly plot to plunder corpses and sell body parts for transplants, his lawyer said Tuesday.
Roger Clemens drafts new D.C. lawyer (New York Daily News)
Roger Clemens has hired the powerful Washington D.C. lawyer who defended President Clinton during his impeachment hearing to represent him when he faces Congress next month.
Wade appointed Seattle-based attorney (KTUU Anchorage)
A new attorney specializing in criminal defense, specifically homicide and drug cases, has been appointed to defend Joshua Wade in court.
San Diego City Attorney advises improvements in homes in fire hazard zones (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO -- Homeowners whose properties are located in parts of San Diego designated by the state as severe fire hazard zones should be forced to make home improvements to protect against wildfire, City Attorney Michael Aguirre said today.
Attorney For Man Accused In Family's Slaying Speaks Out (WLWT ChannelCincinnati.com via Yahoo! News)
The attorney representing Michel Viellette spoke out on Thursday and had quite a different story to tell about the man accused in the slaying of his family.
Attorney For Man Accused In Family's Slaying Speaks Out (WLWT-TV Cincinnati)
The attorney who represents a man accused of killing his family speaks out.
Sebelius expected to name Douglas County Judge Stephen N. Six as attorney general (The Kansas City Star)
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius today is expected to name Douglas County District Judge Stephen N. Six the state’s next attorney general, Democrats told The Kansas City Star on Thursday.
Insurer Wants Shield From $1.3M Damage Claim Against Lawyer at Center of TB Scare (Law.com)
It's been seven months since a young Atlanta lawyer set out for a romantic wedding getaway only to spur an international tuberculosis scare that left him at the center of intense media scrutiny, public outrage and a multiplaintiff civil suit in Canada. This week the homeowners' insurance company for Andrew H. Speaker asked a Georgia judge to declare that it is not responsible for more than $1.3 ...
McHenry state's attorney incumbent has big edge in funds (Daily Herald)
While the contest that counts still is 18 days away, McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi's re-election campaign already can consider itself a success in one regard: fundraising.
Attorney seeking to unseat Chidester (Northwest Indiana Times)
VALPARAISO | The first judicial race of the election year has taken shape with both candidates coming out swinging. Valparaiso attorney Tim Vojslavek announced plans Thursday to seek the Republican nomination for the Division 4 Superior Court seat held by Democrat David Chidester.
Insurer Wants Shield From $1.3M Damage Claim Against Lawyer at Center of TB Scare (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
It's been seven months since a young Atlanta lawyer set out for a romantic wedding getaway only to spur an international tuberculosis scare that left him at the center of intense media scrutiny, public outrage and a multiplaintiff civil suit in Canada.
Attorney: Client not looking to bilk Moss for cash (Miami Herald)
The Fort Lauderdale woman who filed a restraining order against New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss said through her attorney Thursday that she cares deeply about Moss and isn't trying to extort money from him.
Attorney: No charges vs. Graham (Denver Post)
No charges will be filed against Broncos tight end Daniel Graham, according to his attorney Harvey Steinberg.
McNamee's lawyer: Immunity unlikely (USA Today)
A lawyer for Roger Clemens' accuser was told by a congressional committee staff member that his client was unlikely to be granted immunity for his deposition and testimony.
Malaysia: Inquiry Exposes Links Between Malaysia's Ex-chief Judge, Scandal-plagued Lawyer (Sin Chew Jit Poh)
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA: Malaysia's former chief judge took a family vacation in New Zealand with a prominent lawyer suspected of using his political influence to rig senior judicial appointments, a public inquiry was told Friday (18 Jan).
School will pay attorney fees (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A Three Rivers School District official said Thursday that the district's insurance company will pay $25,000 in attorney fees for three Taylor High students it had punished for calling a teacher a pedophile on the Internet.
ROG HIRES CLINTON LAWYER (New York Post)
Roger Clemens made a huge addition to his legal team yesterday, adding high-powered Washington lawyer Lanny A. Breuer, who is best known for representing former President Clinton during his impeachment hearings. "We're delighted to have a lawyer of...
Lawyer: Niger Judge Grants Bail To 2 French Journalists -AFP (Nasdaq)
NIAMEY, Niger (AFP)--A judge in Niger has ordered the release on bail of two French journalists who face a possible death sentence for interviewing Tuareg rebels, their lawyer said Friday.
French journalists held in Niger granted bail: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Two French journalists who face a possible death sentence for interviewing Tuareg rebels in the southern Sahara are to be released on bail, their lawyer said Friday, enabling them to return home.
Sebelius To Name New Attorney General Friday (FOX 4 News Kansas City)
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius hoped the new attorney general that she appointed would repair the damage caused by the sex scandal that forced Paul Morrison from the office. Sebelius scheduled a news conference for Friday to announce her choice. Some fellow Democrats believed she would name Douglas County District Judge Stephen Six, whom she named to the bench in January 2005.
Relationship between former Malaysian CJ and lawyer Lingam under scrutiny (Channel NewsAsia)
KUALA LUMPUR : The relationship between retired Chief Justice of Malaysia, Eusoff Chin, and the high-profile lawyer implicated in a video clip which purportedly shows evidence of judicial corruption came under scrutiny on Friday.
Judge Joyce fighting to keep attorney in insurance fraud case (Centre Daily Times)
Former Superior Court Judge Michael Joyce is fighting to keep his defense attorney in the federal insurance fraud case he faces in Erie.
Sebelius To Name New Attorney General Friday (FOX 4 News Kansas City)
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius hopes the new attorney general that she appointed would repair the damage caused by the sex scandal that forced Paul Morrison from the office. Sebelius scheduled a news conference for Friday to announce her choice. Some fellow Democrats believed she would name Douglas County District Judge Stephen Six, whom she named to the bench in January 2005.
Attempted Murder Charges Brought in Attorney Beating Case (FOX 8 Cleveland)
The only adult in the group of teens accused of beating a Shaker Heights attorney has been indicted on two counts of attempted murder.
Nunavut lawyer questions RCMP's use of polygraph (CBC)
A legal aid lawyer in Iqaluit has warned Nunavut residents to think twice when the RCMP asks them to take a polygraph test, also known as a lie detector test.
Dead Toddler's Parents To Meet With State Attorney (WPLG Click10.com via Yahoo! News)
The family of a toddler whose 12-year-old cousin allegedly beat her to death with a baseball bat doesn't want him prosecuted for the crime, and the Broward County State Attorney's Office is expected to meet with them and hear their argument Friday.
New attorney general vows to serve with integrity (The Kansas City Star)
TOPEKA | Stephen Six is Kansas’ new attorney general. Gov. Kathleen Sebelius today appointed Six, a Douglas County judge, to replace disgraced Attorney General Paul Morrison, who will resign at the end of the month.
Sebelius names new Kansas attorney general (BizJournals)
Stephen Six is the new Kansas Attorney General, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Friday.
UFP Technologies Acquires Stephenson & Lawyer, Inc. (Centre Daily Times)
UFP Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPT), a manufacturer of packaging and specialty component products, today announced the acquisition of Stephenson & Lawyer, Inc. located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. S&L is a full service designer, converter and distributor of foam plastic products, specializing in technical polyurethane foams. S&L sales in 2007 were approximately $13 million.
Attorney could be removed from Nichols defense (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
As frustrations mount over repeated delays in the Brian Nichols trial, the statewide public defender system will ask a judge Friday afternoon to remove a private attorney from Nichols' defense team. The Georgia Public Defender Standards Council voted Friday morning to allow one government employee to be added to Nichols' defense team, and one of the paid outside lawyers be removed. The Nichols ...
District Attorney says GJPD officer acted appropriately during October incident (KJCT 8 Grand Junction)
District Attorney Pete Hautzinger says Grand Junction Police Officers acted within their rights during an October confrontation.
Sebelius Names Stephen Six Kansas Attorney General (FOX 4 News Kansas City)
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius appointed Douglas County District Judge Stephen Six attorney general Friday to replace Paul Morrison, who's leaving office because of a sex scandal. Six, from Lawrence, specialized in civil litigation with a Kansas City-area law firm before Sebelius appointed him to the bench in January 2005. His father, Fred, is a retired Kansas Supreme Court justice.
Sebelius Names Judge Six Attorney General (KCTV 5 Kansas City)
Douglas County District Judge Stephen Six will replace Paul Morrison as Kansas’ attorney general.
Boose's attorney files more than 50 letters of support (The Palm Beach Post)
One week before attorney William R. Boose III is to be sentenced in federal court for knowingly hiding a felony, his attorneys cast him as a selfless, workaholic Midwesterner who naively trusted his client, ex-County Commissioner Tony Masilotti.
Richmond lawyer pulls out of bid for federal appeals court (The Virginian-Pilot)
A Richmond lawyer nominated to the federal appeals court based in Richmond has withdrawn his name from consideration. President Bush nominated the lawyer, E. Duncan Getchell Jr., to the 4th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in September. Since then, the nomination has faced an uphill fight in the ...
Lawyer claims he owns "cyberlawyer" -- actual cyberlawyers laugh and laugh (Addict 3D)
Rebecca sez, "One lawyer is threatening another over the use of the term "cyberlaw," which he says he's trademarked. As the post (by EFF's Corynne McSherry) says, that's like a soda company trying to trademark the word soda."
Attorney general joins suit to keep wolves off endangered list (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - January 18, 2008 3:55 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin's attorney general says the state's wolves should stay off the endangered species list.
Attorney General Joins Suit To Keep Wolves Off Endangered List (WISC-TV Madison)
Van Hollen Says Wolf Population Stable In Wis. MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin's attorney general said the state's wolves should stay off the endangered species list.
Mass. lawyer acquitted of attempted rape (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer once listed as one of People magazine's most eligible bachelors was acquitted Friday of charges he tried to rape a 19-year-old woman, but he still faces allegations from two other women.
Mass. lawyer acquitted of attempted rape (The Charlotte Observer)
A lawyer once listed as one of People magazine's most eligible bachelors was acquitted Friday of charges he tried to rape a 19-year-old woman, but he still faces allegations from two other women. Prosecutors alleged that Gary Zerola attacked the woman after charming her with gifts and alcohol. His attorney called the woman a party girl and habitual liar who made up a violent scenario. A jury in ...
Once listed as top People magazine bachelor, Mass. lawyer acquitted of attempted rape (Miami Herald)
A lawyer once listed as one of People magazine's most eligible bachelors was acquitted Friday of charges he tried to rape a 19-year-old woman, but he still faces allegations from two other women - one over an incident in Miami.
MO Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Christian County Commissioners (KOLR/KSFX Ozarks)
Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon is suing three members of the Christian County Commission. He says they violated Missouri's Sunshine Law when they appointed John Housley as county counselor.
Public meets the new Attorney General (49 ABC News Topeka)
The governor has appointed a new Attorney General. Douglas County District Judge Stephen Six will take over as the state's top law enforcement official when current AG Paul Morrision steps down January 31. 49 News Political Expert Gena Terlizzi explains how much of a pay cut Judge Six is taking to take on the job and whether he's worried about the close examination of his public and private life ...
Denver lawyer seeks to depose Cheney in assault case (Rocky Mountain News)
Denver lawyer seeks to depose Cheney in assault case