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Attorney: Equipment failed in BP death (Galveston County Daily News)
TEXAS CITY — An attorney for the family of a BP refinery worker who died at the Texas City plant on Monday says an unexpected pressure buildup appeared to be caused by equipment failure, rather than operator error.
Lawyer questions bolts’ strength in BP death (Galveston County Daily News)
TEXAS CITY — The lawyer for the family of a worker killed Monday at BP’s Texas City refinery said he was told by people who work at the facility that bolts on a high-pressure vessel were loose or not strong enough, allowing a lid to blow off.
NY attorney general probing study-abroad programs at 15 colleges, including Harvard, Columbia (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Study-abroad programs at 15 colleges and universities, including Harvard and Columbia, are being scrutinized by the New York attorney general's office to ensure that business deals are not cheating students, a top investigator said Monday.
Lawyer set to be Tories' first black woman MP (Daily Telegraph)
A black woman lawyer, who was brought up by a white single mother on a Carlisle council estate, has been selected to fight one of the safest Tory seats.
Lawyer who defended FLQ members following 1970 October Crisis dead at 66 (CNews)
QUEBEC - Robert Lemieux, a well-known Quebec lawyer who rose to prominence while representing numerous members of the Front de liberation du Quebec (FLQ) following the 1970 October Crisis, died Monday.
Steve Bullock Files for State Attorney General (KULR-8 Billings)
A day before having to file papers in Helena to be placed on the ballot, Steve Bullock announced his candidacy for Montana Attorney General at MSU-Billings Downtown Monday.
Christian Brando in hospital with pneumonia, but lawyer says he's expected to be OK (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
Christian Brando has been hospitalized with pneumonia, his lawyer said Monday. Brando, the son of the late actor Marlon Brando, went to Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center about 10 days ago with what he thought was the flu, said attorney Benjamin Brin. Instead, pneumonia was diagnosed, Brin said.
Lawyer Ron Champion Older Male (BloodHorse)
Lawyer Ron made a successful case for himself as 2007's champion older male. Racing for the estate of his breeder and original owner, the late Ownesboro, Ky., businessman James T. Hines Jr., Lawyer Ron, for the second consecutive season, earned better than $1 million, and won a pair of grade I contests in impressive fashion.
Treasure Coast attorney honored for outstanding legal work (TCPalm.com)
Treasure Coast attorney honored for outstanding legal work
Attorney Remembers King's Inspiration (Highlands Today)
AVON PARK — About 300 people honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. Monday morning at Avon Park Community Center. The Highlands County Branch of the NAACP marked the national holiday during its annual prayer breakfast. Attorney Larry D. Hardaway of Bartow delivered the special keynote address . He spoke of "serving to fulfill your purpose." Hardaway received a standing ovation after he ...
Samm Cox seeking county attorney job (The Montana Standard)
Butte’s longtime county attorney will not seek reelection, but an employee in his office plans to run for the position. Bob McCarthy, who was first elected as county attorney in 1980, announced his retirement Monday.
Attorney: King would battle new fronts today (Northwest Indiana Times)
WEST LAFAYETTE | An award-winning civil rights attorney believes if Martin Luther King Jr. were alive today he would be at the forefront of the battle fighting for illegal immigrants.
Samm Cox seeking county attorney job (The Montana Standard)
Butte’s longtime county attorney will not seek reelection, but an employee in his office plans to run for the position. Bob McCarthy, who was first elected as county attorney in 1980, announced his retirement Monday.
Lawyer rejects conditions for Lolit Solis' retraction (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
The lawyer of actors Piolo Pascual and Sam Milby rejected a proposed retraction of an article written by showbiz columnist and talent manager Lolit Solis. That article is now at the center of a libel case filed by the actors against the columnist.
Lawyer slams ‘malicious insinuation’ of Trillanes jailbreak plan (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A lawyer of detained Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and other military officers accused of involvement in the November 29 failed rebellion in Makati City slammed on Tuesday "malicious insinuation by certain officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP)" of a so-called possible indication of a planned jailbreak by his clients.
Lawyer asks court to cite AFP for contempt (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
The lawyer of one of an alleged Magdalo soldier detained at the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP) asked a Makati City regional trial court to cite for contempt the military for not appearing at Tuesday’s hearing for a petition for the grant of a writ of amparo, radio dzMM reported.
Attorney general pledges to diversify office (The News Journal)
DOVER -- Speaking to about 220 people gathered for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance, Attorney General Beau Biden promised Monday to operate his office in tune with the legacy of the slain civil rights leader.
P-H-M case tied to Senate bill limiting liability :Measure would have protected insurers, victim's attorney contends (South Bend Tribune)
A South Bend attorney said he was relieved to learn that an Indiana Senate bill aimed at reducing liability for governmental entities who face multiple, but related, death or injury claims will die in committee.
Lawyer: Town of Baraboo can reject quarry proposal (Baraboo News Republic)
Town of Baraboo officials have a veto on the proposal by two construction firms to rezone land and construct a quarry along Hogsback Road, their attorney said Monday evening. They could exercise it if the Sauk County Board approves the rezoning proposal. Local lawyer Natalie Bussan spoke with Town Board members and a small group of concerned citizens during a special town meeting to discuss ...
Attorney general criticizes hospitals (FOX 45 Dayton)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann says he wants the state's 174 non-profit hospitals to provide more information about their finances.
Lawyer seeks assurance of no more charges in wrongful conviction (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
LANSING, Mich. -- A lawyer for a Lansing man wrongfully convicted in the slaying of a Lansing Community College professor wants to make sure his client isn't again charged in the case.
Florida State Attorney General Files Notice of Dismissal of Initial Action (PrimeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance)
OREM, Utah, Jan. 22, 2008 -- iMergent, Inc., a leading provider of eCommerce software for small businesses and entrepreneurs, announced the Attorney General of the State of Florida, on Jan. 17, 2008, filed a notice of dismissal without prejudice of a complaint filed on June 26, 2007 against the company.
8 a.m. Tuesday poll: Have you ever had to use the services of a lawyer? Yes or No (The Herald Bulletin)
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Attorney general's aide adds responsibilities (The Columbus Dispatch)
Ben Espy may have one of the longest job titles in state government: executive assistant attorney general and deputy attorney general for criminal justice.
Judge favors lawyer in lawsuit to lear title of leased Tinian land (Saipan Tribune)
The Superior Court has issued a decision favorable to a lawyer in his lawsuit to clear the title of a piece of land on Tinian that he had leased for 55 years.
Reed Smith makes 55-lawyer raid in NYC (The Lawyer)
Reed Smith has today (Tuesday 22 January) secured its long-awaited deal to ramp up in New York with the hire of 55 lawyers from 120-lawyer Anderson Kill & Olick.
Attorney General announces agreement with Myspace (News Democrat & Leader)
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway joined other attorneys general from across the country in announcing a landmark agreement that will help keep Kentucky children safe while they're visiting social-networking sites.
S. D. Attorney General Urges 24/7 DUI Monitoring Program (Insurance Journal)
South Dakota Attorney General Larry Long says the 24/7 program he started in 2004 has resulted in more than 800,000 Breathalyzer tests. The program, which monitors people convicted of drunk drivin
Ohio Attorney general criticizes hospitals (WKYC Cleveland)
COLUMBUS -- Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann says he wants the state's 174 non-profit hospitals to provide more information about their finances.
NY Attorney General Probes Study Abroad (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Study-abroad programs at 15 colleges and universities, including Harvard and Columbia, are being scrutinized by the New York attorney general's office to ensure that business deals are not cheating students, a top investigator said Monday.
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.
Christian Brando in hospital with pneumonia but lawyer says recovery expected (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
LOS ANGELES - Christian Brando has been hospitalized with pneumonia, his lawyer said Monday.
Lawyer who defended FLQ after October Crisis dies at 66 (CBC)
Robert Lemieux, a Quebec lawyer who rose to prominence in the 1970s defending members of the Front de libération du Québec (FLQ) following the 1970 October Crisis, died Monday
Extinguisher company gets hosed by attorney general (News Democrat Journal)
A Farmington fire extinguisher salesman must comply with laws covering his business and pay $3,696 in restitution in a settlement reached with Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon.
K-Fed's Lawyer Reveals New Details in Brit's Deposition (Extra TV)
Kevin Federline's lawyer Mark Vincent Kaplan is giving insight into Britney Spears' deposition yesterday afternoon. "For the three hours she was there, or two hours, [there was] maybe 30 or 40 minutes of actual questioning," Kaplan told "Extra."
Man Accused Of Scamming Seniors Requests Attorney (KTNV Las Vegas)
The Metro cop accused of ripping off seniors appeared in court for arraignment.  Eric Washington is requesting his own attorney.
Lawyer seeks assurance of no more charges in wrongful conviction (Battle Creek Enquirer)
LANSING — A lawyer for a Lansing man wrongfully convicted in the slaying of a Lansing Community College professor wants to make sure his client isn’t again charged in the case.
3:13 p.m.: Attorney says client not in house when children, women slain (The Herald Bulletin)
INDIANAPOLIS — The attorney for one man arrested in connection with the slayings of two young children and their mothers in Indianapolis says his client wasn’t inside the home when the shootings occurred.
'Sources' case to set precedent, lawyer says (Toronto Star)
A lawyer for a journalist found guilty of contempt in a case involving a confidential source says his client's appeal will set an important precedent.
Attorney says client not in house when children, women slain (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
INDIANAPOLIS - The youngest man arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two women and the young children they held in their arms was not inside the house where the slayings occurred, his attorney said Tuesday.
Attorney general brings action against heating oil company (Boston Globe)
Maine's attorney general is going after a Biddeford-based heating oil company accused of failing to honor customers' prepaid oil contracts.
Attorney: Ex-officer needs alcohol abuse intervention (The Hamilton Journal News)
HAMILTON — The attorney for a former Middletown police officer accused of sexually soliciting a teenage girl has asked a judge to allow his client to seek treatment for alcohol abuse to avoid conviction.
Police, Attorney General's Office Investigating Biddeford Oil Business (WCSH 6 Portland)
BIDDEFORD (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Attorney General's office and Biddeford police have both launched investigations into the operations of Nicholas and Billy Curro, for allegedly failing to honor customers' prepaid oil contracts.
Attorney says client not in house when children, women slain (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
INDIANAPOLIS - The youngest man arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two women and the young children they held in their arms was not inside the house where the slayings occurred, his attorney said Tuesday.
N.Y. Attorney General Office Launces Investigation of Harvard Study Abroad Program (The Harvard Crimson)
Harvard officials confirmed Tuesday that they received a subpoena from the New York Attorney General’s Office regarding an investigation into how the university approve contracts for its study abroad program.
PEKIN: No smoking on county-owned proerty, state's attorney says (Peoria Journal Star)
PEKIN - As Tazewell County struggles to segregate smokers in order to abide by state law, State's Attorney Stewart Umholtz is saying it is not suitable to smoke anywhere on county property.
Beaufort lawyer pleads guilty to wire fraud (WIS News 10 Columbia)
COLUMBIA, SC (AP) - A Beaufort lawyer who stole $2.3 million from a client and was arrested as he tried to re-enter the US from Canada has pleaded guilty to wire fraud.
Morganelli expected to announce attorney general candidacy (Centre Daily Times)
Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli is expected to announce that he's seeking the Democratic nomination for state attorney general.
Florida attorney general sues foreclosure rescue firm (Sun-Sentinel)
Attorney General Bill McCollum has sued a South Florida-based foreclosure rescue company, alleging the firm defrauded dozens of homeowners, and is seeking legislation to strength protections for those facing foreclosure.
Lawyer, wife reconciling (The Fayetteville Observer)
Prosecutors on Tuesday dismissed the domestic violence charges that were pending against lawyer D.W. Bray and his wife, Dollie. The Brays were accused of hitting each other during a fight in their home in late October. They were arrested and jailed for more than a day.