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Extinguisher company gets hosed by attorney general (Jefferson County 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.
Winsted keeps town attorney (Republican-American)
WINSTED --- Town attorney Kevin F. Nelligan has survived a move by some selectmen to replace him.
NY Attorney General probes drug companies on Vytorin claims (phillyburbs.com)
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has subpoenaed drug companies as part of an investigation into whether they concealed the results of research that found a brand-name drug was no more effective than a cheaper, generic alternative.
Claremont City Lawyer Says Mayor's Resignation Stands (WCSH 6 Portland)
CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) -- The former mayor of Claremont, New Hampshire wants his job back but the city's lawyer says it's too late.
General, lawyer jailed for murder plots in Turkey: Anatolia (TurkishPress.com)
ISTANBUL - A retired Turkish general and a high-profile lawyer were jailed pending trial Saturday as part of a crackdown on an ultra-nationalist group that reportedly plotted to kill Nobel laureate novelist Orhan Pamuk and Kurdish activists, Anatolia news agency reported.
Attorney wants client back in hospital (KOB-TV Albuquerque)
A man shot by police after allegedly coming after them with a steak knife made his first court appearance Saturday in a wheelchair. Anthony Vigil had to be wheeled into the courtroom to make the court date. His attorney says Vigil belongs in the hospital.
Milford attorney nominated (Connecticut Post)
HARTFORD — A Milford attorney is one of five people nominated today by Gov. M. Jodi Rell to Connecticut's Superior Court.
Moorefield cop gets new attorney, is released on bond (Cumberland Times-News)
MOOREFIELD — The assistant chief of the Moorefield Police Department has a new attorney and is out on bond.
Raleigh prosecuting attorney will not seek sixth term in office (The Register-Herald)
A change is forthcoming in the Raleigh County prosecuting attorney’s office.Prosecuting Attorney Larry Frail said Saturday he would not seek a sixth term in office. Meanwhile, chief deputy prosecutor Kristen Keller filed to succeed her boss in this year’s elections.
Attorney general's 13 trips using state aircraft cost Ohio $22,039 (Dayton Daily News)
Using a taxpayer-funded Beechcraft King Air 90 twin-engine airplane, Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann jetted off to press conferences and meetings three times last week.
Attorney general's 13 trips using state aircraft cost Ohio $22,039 (Dayton Daily News)
Using a taxpayer-funded Beechcraft King Air 90 twin-engine airplane, Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann jetted off to press conferences and meetings three times last week.
No primary opponents, Shelby County state's attorney campaign begins to take shape (Herald & Review)
SHELBYVILLE - Shelby County State's Attorney Allan Lolie, seeking a third term, is unopposed in the Feb. 5 primary election but says he hopes more than just his fellow Democrats will be voting for him.
Both McHenry attorney's candidates may be right on savings claims (Daily Herald)
A centerpiece of McHenry County State's Attorney Louis Bianchi's re-election campaign is his claim that he has saved the county $1.5 million by drastically cutting back how much his office pays private law firms to fight the county's legal battles.
District attorney announces re-election bid (The Farmington Daily Times)
District Attorney Lyndy Bennett announced he will seek re-election. "I'm running on my qualifications and the success we've had over the last few years," said Bennett, a Republican. "And I don't think the job is finished yet."
Rubins' attorney finds sign vandalized (Norwalk Advocate)
STAMFORD - The attorney for the Greenwich plastic surgeon who died of a drug overdose Wednesday discovered his office vandalized yesterday.
Report: Mortgage analysis company providing information in N.Y. attorney general's probe (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
ALBANY, N.Y. - A company that analyzed the quality of subprime mortgages for investment banks has agreed to provide the New York attorney general with information for an investigation, a newspaper reported Saturday.
Lawyer for terror suspect in Australia now must defend himself (International Herald Tribune)
His client has been exonerated, but Stephen Keim could lose his license if found guilty of lawyer misconduct for leaking secret information.
Former lawyer escapes courts to bake crêpes (West Bloomfield Eccentric)
Cecilia Mercante enjoyed her job as a lawyer in France but it took a serious illness to help her find her true calling. "I was sick for a year and I had chemo for six months," said Mercante, who has lived in West Bloomfield since she moved to the U.S. about four years ago. "I thought that if I survived I would do what I really liked: cook. I did it because I like to cook and share."
Attorney wants feds to probe 2002 police shooting (Northwest Indiana Times)
A local attorney is asking the region's federal prosecutor to re-open an investigation into a Lake Station police officer who killed a man in 2002, leading to a nearly $1 million civil settlement with the deceased's family.
UAE rape case appeal adjourned until Feb 3: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
An appeal hearing on Sunday in the case of two Emiratis convicted of raping a French-Swiss teenager was adjourned until February 3 because the defendants failed to appear in court, the boy's lawyer said.
New city attorney faces DWI charge (Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald)
ROANOKE RAPIDS - Newly-appointed city attorney Gilbert Chichester has a date in court to defend himself against charges that he was driving while impaired.
Primary offers challenge for sitting state's attorney (The Champaign News-Gazette)
URBANA – Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz, who handily defeated a 10-year incumbent in 2004, is facing a different contest this year: one from within her own party. The 39-year-old Democrat is being challenged for her party's nomination by Alfred D. Ivy III, 36, an Urbana attorney with four degrees but fewer years of legal work experience.
UAE rape case appeal adjourned until Feb 3: lawyer (Middle East Times)
Veronique Robert, the mother of a 15-year-old French-Swiss teenager who was allegedly the victim of rape speaks to reporters in Dubai, 2007. A juvenile court trying an Emirati minor accused of raping a French-Swiss teenager has been adjourned to allow preparation of a report on the defendant's mental status, a lawyer said.
Sheldon Sperling enjoying a 'wonderful ride' as U.S. attorney (KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls)
Associated Press - January 27, 2008 1:15 PM ET MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) - The U.S. attorney who is overseeing prosecution of Oklahoma's biggest political corruption scandal in years is no stranger...
Retired attorney wins handicapping championship (Thoroughbred Times)
Richard Goodall, a 64-year-old retired attorney from Las Vegas, bested 276 other horseplayers by a record margin to capture the $1-million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship on Saturday at the Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa in Las Vegas.
Attorney general examines schools' study abroad programs (Boston Globe)
State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is investigating how study abroad programs at Connecticut's colleges and universities are financed.
Jackson attorney proposes Rails to Trails plan for 90-mile Delta rail line (The Clarion-Ledger)
CARROLLTON — A Jackson attorney is talking to local officials about converting the 90-mile stretch of the Columbus & Greenville Railway from Greenwood to West Point into a modern bike, horse and walking path. Wilson Carroll has spoken to the Greenwood City Council. He will present the proposal to the Leflore County Board of Supervisors in February. The city of Winona and Montgomery County ...
Baltimore lawyer keeps West Coast win of $33.8M (The Daily Record)
The Supreme Court of California rejected a challenge to a Baltimore lawyer’s $33.8 million win in a suit that challenged tuition increases by California’s public universities.
US Attorney: Illegal immigrants provide "modern-day slave labor" (WMCTV Memphis)
Associated Press - January 27, 2008 6:34 PM ET FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - U.S. Attorney Bob Balfe says federal immigration agents and local police in northwest Arkansas have only gone after...
Israel's Attorney General Says No Proof To Charge Policemen Accused Of Killing Thirteen Arabs (Nasdaq)
(RTTNews) - The Attorney General of Israel, Menachem Mazuz, said policemen who were charged for killing of thirteen Arab Israeli protesters in 2000 would not be prosecuted.
U.S. jurors' name-calling of Japanese-Canadian lawyer prompts new trial (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
SPOKANE, Wash. - A judge has ordered a new trial in a medical malpractice case after complaints several jurors referred to a lawyer of Japanese-Canadian descent as "Mr. Kamikaze" during deliberations.
'Heavy Hitter' lawyer could face disbarment, jail for no-show (KSBY San Luis Obispo)
Associated Press - January 27, 2008 9:14 PM ET LAS VEGAS (AP) - Personal injury lawyer Glen Lerner has opened himself to disbarment or even jail time after missing the first day of his client's...
'Heavy Hitter' lawyer could face disbarment, jail for no-show (KTVN Reno)
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Personal injury lawyer Glen Lerner has opened himself to disbarment or even jail time after missing the first day of his client's murder trial last week.
Cook state's attorney candidates tout plans, allies as primary nears (Chicago Tribune)
Cook state's attorney rivals gird for primary With a little more than a week to go before the Feb. 5 primary, Cook County candidates for the Democratic nomination for state's attorney surrounded themselves with supporters Sunday and outlined more of their plans for the office.
British terror suspect likely still in Pakistan detention: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for British terror suspect Rashid Rauf said on Monday that he believed his client, who disappeared last month while in Pakistan police custody, was in fact being secretly held by authorities.
British terror suspect likely in Pakistani detention: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer for British terror suspect Rashid Rauf said on Monday that he believed his client, who disappeared last month while in police custody, was in fact being secretly held by authorities.
Other news: Navy lawyer to speak (The Kansas City Star)
Lt. Cmdr. Charles Swift, the Navy lawyer (now retired) who led a successful Supreme Court challenge of the Bush administration's military tribunals for detainees at Guantanamo Bay, will speak Wednesday at Rockhurst University, 54th Street and Troost Avenue. The free presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. in Mabee Theater in Sedgwick Hall.
District attorney announces re-election bid (The Farmington Daily Times)
District Attorney Lyndy Bennett announced he will seek re-election. "I'm running on my qualifications and the success we've had over the last few years," said Bennett, a Republican. "And I don't think the job is finished yet."
Lolie, Barnard unopposed in Shelby County state's attorney primaries (Journal Gazette & Times-Courier)
SHELBYVILLE — Shelby County State’s Attorney Allan Lolie, seeking a third term, is unopposed in the Feb. 5 primary election but says he hopes more than just his fellow Democrats will be voting for him.
Lawyer supports search training (The Patriot-News)
A local criminal defense lawyer is applauding calls by a pair of Philadelphia-area state lawmakers to establish training for all police officers about when they are allowed to conduct strip searches.
State's attorney race, Woodford Board peaking interest on ballot (The Pantagraph)
EUREKA -- Races for state’s attorney and the Woodford County Board top local interest in the Feb. 5 primary.
Solomons Appoints New Acting Attorney General (Asia Pulse via Yahoo!7 News)
The Solomon Islands Government has appointed lawyer Gabriel Suri as the Pacific nation's acting Attorney General.
SOLOMONS APPOINTS NEW ACTING ATTORNEY GENERAL (Asia Pulse via Yahoo!7 Finance)
Regulations / Law   The Solomon Islands Government has appointed lawyer Gabriel Suri as the Pacific nation's acting Attorney General.
Crist appoints area lawyer to commission (Pensacola News Journal)
Gov. Charlie Crist Friday announced a Pensacola lawyer's appointment to the First Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.
Attorney general examines schools' study abroad programs (Boston Globe)
State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is investigating how study abroad programs at Connecticut's colleges and universities are financed.
Attorney fights Fla. Bar's ban of advertising lingo (BizJournals)
A federal lawsuit filed this month against the Florida Bar claims rules governing attorney advertisements are arbitrary and unfair.
Lawyer makes a literary leap to writing (Miami Herald)
On the first day of his new life, Gonzalo Barr awoke at 2:30 a.m. and finished reading Don DeLillo's Underworld. The 827-page novel dazzles many readers but defeats others. Barr found it an invigorating read, and when he closed the book that December morning, the lawyer knew a few things: He had done the right thing resigning from his lucrative Miami law practice.
Arrest warrant issued against runaway lawyer Rasif's friend (Straits Times)
THE High Court on Monday issued a warrant of arrest against a friend of David Rasif who had helped the fugitive lawyer move $985,000 to Vietnam.
State's attorney race, Woodford Board peaking interest on ballot (The Pantagraph)
EUREKA -- Races for state’s attorney and the Woodford County Board top local interest in the Feb. 5 primary.
NY Attorney General subpeonas marketing info on Vytorin (The Star-Ledger)
Schering-Plough and Merck received subpeonas from New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office about the marketing of their popular cholesterol drug Vytorin, according to a report by Reuters.