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NY attorney general probes Intel (AP via Yahoo! News)
New York's attorney general is investigating possible violations of state and federal antitrust laws by Intel Corp., the world's largest manufacturer of computer microprocessors.
Texas House can't remove speaker, attorney general says (Dallas Morning News)
AUSTIN – The Texas Constitution protects House Speaker Tom Craddick from moves by foes to "vacate the chair" and kick him out of his leadership position before his term is up, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Friday.
N.Y. attorney general subpoenas Intel over competition questions (San Jose Mercury News)
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York's attorney general is investigating possible violations of state and federal antitrust laws by Intel Corp.
Attorney General to investigate Harris DA e-mail case (Houston Chronicle)
Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal will face a state investigation into whether campaign-related e-mails on his government computer warrant removal from office, officials said today.
Texas attorney general proposes children's health insurance program 10:18 AM CT (Dallas Morning News)
AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has proposed a program that would provide private sector health insurance to uninsured children in the state's child support system.
Sebelius says attorney general announcement won't be this week (The Kansas City Star)
TOPEKA | Don’t look for a new Kansas attorney general this week, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said Thursday.
Lawyer pleads innocent to gun charge (The Champaign News-Gazette)
URBANA – The attorney for a lawyer who brought a gun into the Champaign County Courthouse Tuesday said his client's actions were a "total fluke." Richard Paterson, 80, whose office is in the Lincoln Building at 44 E. Main St., C, appeared before Judge Jeff Ford in a sport coat but handcuffed on Wednesday to be arraigned on a charge of unlawful use of weapons, a felony.
Race claim lawyer 'not credible' (BBC News)
High-profile lawyer Aamar Anwar is called "not credible" by a sheriff who cleared a woman of racially abusing him and his wife.
Race claim lawyer 'not credible' (BBC News)
High-profile lawyer Aamar Anwar is called "not credible" by a sheriff who cleared a woman of racially abusing him and his wife.
Her lawyer claims win by detective was bigger (Hunterdon County Democrat)
CLINTON TWP. -- A Dec. 20 Democrat article about the township's settlement of a lawsuit filed against it on behalf of a former police detective misstated when the suit was filed, when the mistreatment allegedly began and "could make the suit appear frivolous" because only a portion of the full amount of the settlement was revealed, said the police detective's lawyer, Michelle Munsat of South ...
Plumber charged in Washington Township stabbing fires lawyer (Detroit News)
MOUNT CLEMENS -- An unlicensed plumber accused of murdering a Washington Township woman and dumping her body in Cass Lake fired his lawyer today and requested new representation in his felony murder and kidnapping case in Macomb Circuit Court.
Attorney For D.C. in Gun Ban Case Fired (Washington Post)
Acting D.C. Attorney General Peter Nickles has fired the city lawyer who had been preparing to defend the District's longtime ban on handguns before the Supreme Court this spring, a move that some city officials fear could harm the case.
Palestinian medic files complaint against Libya with UN: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The Palestinian-born doctor held with five Bulgarian nurses in a Libyan prison for over eight years has filed a complaint against Libya with the UN Commission on Human Rights, his lawyer said Thursday.
Sheriff backs Regna in state's attorney's race (Daily Herald)
McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren said Thursday he is backing challenger Dan Regna over current McHenry County State's Attorney Lou Bianchi in the increasingly heated battle to be the county's top prosecutor.
PI As Lawyer in Hollywood Wiretaps Trial (Washington Post)
LOS ANGELES -- A federal judge on Wednesday reluctantly allowed Hollywood private eye Anthony Pellicano to take over as his own lawyer in his trial on charges of illegally wiretapping celebrities.
New York Attorney General Subpoenas Intel and AMD (NewsFactor via Yahoo! News)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo subpoenaed both Intel and Advanced Micro Devices as part of an antitrust probe of pricing practices in the microchip market. Cuomo is investigating whether Intel violated New York and federal laws by enticing or strong-arming OEMs into buying its chips over AMD's.
Lawyer: Withheld evidence hurts Mitchell report (Houston Chronicle)
The lawyer who led baseball's investigation of Pete Rose said George Mitchell's failure to release most of the evidence from his probe on doping in baseball undermined the credibility of the report.
Carson City Attorney Caren Jenkins to run for district judge (Nevada Appeal)
Carson City Attorney Caren Jenkins has announced her intent to run for the seat of First Judicial District Court, Department 2, now held by Bill Maddox.
Accused killer gets new attorney; trial to be postponed (North County Times)
VISTA -- A man accused in the brutal slaying of a young mother who apparently interrupted a burglary in her Vista home has a new attorney, and his trial will be postponed.
Lawyer for G-Unit rapper Yayo says convict admits slapping teen (USA Today)
A lawyer for G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo says he will try to have charges against his client dropped after prosecutors revealed Thursday that a prison inmate admitted he, not Yayo, slapped a rival's 14-year-old son.
Yayo's lawyer: Convict admits teen slap (AP via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo, who is accused of slapping a 14-year-old boy on a Manhattan street, wants the charges dropped after prosecutors revealed Thursday that another man has confessed.
Yayo's lawyer: Convict admits teen slap (Lexington Herald-Leader)
A lawyer for G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo, who is accused of slapping a 14-year-old boy on a Manhattan street, wants the charges dropped after prosecutors revealed Thursday that another man has confessed. Yayo, 29, whose real name is Marvin Bernard, has pleaded not guilty to charges of misdemeanor assault, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. The boy is the son of Jimmy "Henchman" ...
Rosenthal Part of Attorney General Investigation (FOX 26 Houston)
Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal finds himself the target of an investigation by the Attorney General's Office. FOX 26's Isiah Carey reports.
Murder suspect losing his lawyer (The Express-Times)
EASTON | The Forks Township man charged with strangling his wife and stuffing her body in a storage container will be looking for a new lawyer.
Wade's attorney withdraws from case (KTUU Anchorage)
Public defender Mary Geddes has withdrawn as Joshua Wade's attorney on the grounds that she has a "conflict" in representing him.
Wade attorney withdraws (KTVA Anchorage)
Our partners at the Anchorage Daily News are reporting Joshua Wade's attorney withdrew from the case Thursday. You'll remember, Wade is accused of using murder victim Mindy Schloss' bank card to withdraw money after she went missing.
N.Y. attorney general probes possible antitrust violations by Intel (San Francisco Chronicle)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that he is investigating whether Intel Corp. illegally coerced its customers into buying its PC microprocessors rather than those of rival Advanced Micro Devices, thrusting the Empire State into a...
McGee lawyer must stay on case (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
As diplomatically as he could phrase it, Ald. Michael McGee's defense lawyer said he wanted off the jailed politician's state court case Thursday because of "a communications breakdown."
Attorney pleads for Lake Elsinore killer's life (The Press-Enterprise)
A Lake Elsinore man recently convicted of murder should not be condemned to death because of one choice he made in a lifetime, his defense attorney told jurors Thursday.
Embattled slots owner gives ex-U.S. attorney a company job (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
HARRISBURG - A former U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has gone to work for Scranton businessman and casino owner Louis A. DeNaples, who is the focus of a grand jury investigation.
N.Y. attorney general probes possible antitrust violations by Intel (San Francisco Chronicle)
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that he is investigating whether Intel Corp. illegally coerced its customers into buying its PC microprocessors rather than those of rival Advanced Micro Devices, thrusting the Empire State into a...
Murderer can't find attorney for appeal (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Nearly a year has passed since Robert Cameron Houston pleaded guilty to capital murder and was sentenced to life in prison without parole, yet no attorney has agreed to handle his appeal.
Appeals court: Attorney can't access account (The Salt Lake Tribune)
In the summer of 1971, a client of Ogden attorney George B. Handy opened an account totaling $150,000 for the lawyer.     The client named Handy, now 84, as trustee on the passbook account - a type of account that gave way to the present-day savings account.
South Africa: Zim Lawyer Turns to High Court (AllAfrica.com)
A Zimbabwean lawyer due to start his pupillage with the Cape Bar Council on Monday has been left in limbo after home affairs failed to respond to an application which would allow him permanent residency and the right to practise law in South Africa.
State's attorney race makes its best case (Chicago Tribune)
Limelight lacking as primary vote looms With the ever-evolving presidential race sucking much of the oxygen out of the political world, the rare wide-open contest for the coveted job of Cook County state's attorney has been left gasping for voters' attention.
Taylor attorney calls witness unstable (AP via Yahoo! News)
Charles Taylor's defense attorney argued Friday that a key prosecution witness at the former Liberian president's war crimes trial was mentally unstable.
Ex-city attorney's return in doubt (Greensboro News & Record)
When she retired as city attorney in November, Linda Miles signed a contract to work up to 1,000 hours at City Hall this year. (Credit: "By Margaret Moffett Banks Staff Writer")
Marine has vocal fans, but lawyer mum (Chicago Tribune)
Many readers -- including just about every active and retired member of the U.S. Marine Corps -- have demanded an update about the case of the Chicago lawyer accused of keying a Marine sergeant's black and shiny BMW.
Lawyer for G-Unit rapper Yayo says acquaintance admits slapping teen (Asbury Park Press)
A lawyer for G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo, who is accused of slapping a 14-year-old boy on a Manhattan street, wants the charges dropped after prosecutors revealed Thursday that another man has confessed. Yayo, 29, whose real name is Marvin Bernard, has pleaded not guilty to charges of misdemeanor assault, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child. The boy is the son of Jimmy "Henchman" ...
Orlando attorney represents family of 8 hurt in I-4 wreck (St. Petersburg Times)
LAKELAND -- An Orlando-area attorney is holding a press conference today regarding eight family members injured in Wednesday's deadly Interstate 4 crash. Three members of the Gomez family remain hospitalized, according to a news release issued by the William McBride...
Update: Tony Yayo's Lawyer Wants Assault Charges Dropped (SOHH)
Tony Yayo's lawyer wants the charges against the G-Unit rapper dropped after yesterday's courtroom revelation that another man confessed to the assault of Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond's... Visit SOHH.com for the complete story.
Lawyer for G-Unit rapper Yayo says convict admits slapping teen (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
NEW YORK - A lawyer for G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo said he will try to have charges against his client dropped after prosecutors revealed that a prison inmate admitted he, not Yayo, slapped a music rival's 14-year-old son.
Attorney General Corbett Announces $100,000 Consumer Settlement Over Sudden Closure of Prizant's Floors - Pittsburgh ... (Centre Daily Times)
Attorney General Tom Corbett today announced that the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection has reached a $100,000 consumer settlement with Prizant's Floors, of Pittsburgh, addressing complaints from consumers who had paid for carpet and flooring which had not been delivered when the business suddenly closed in December 2007.
Priest's attorney says troopers wanted information on others (The Morning Call)
State troopers who arrested a Roman Catholic priest on a perjury charge in an organized crime investigation asked him to provide evidence against other people, the priest's attorney said in court papers.
Attorney for Federline requests LAPD report on Spears incident (The Fresno Bee)
An attorney for Kevin Federline wants the Police Department to release its investigative report on an incident at ex-wife Britney Spears' home a week ago that led to the pop star losing custody of her two sons.
Franklin's city attorney leaves after year on job (The Tennessean)
FRANKLIN — City Attorney Karen Beyke has resigned her post as the city's full-time attorney.
Judge Blocks UNH Request for Lawyer Pay (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
UnitedHealth will have to wait to find out whether convicted class-action lawyer Bill Lerach will profit from any eventual judgment against it.
Kevin Federline's attorney requests police report on Britney Spears incident (Asbury Park Press)
An attorney for Kevin Federline wants the Los Angeles Police Department to release its investigative report on an incident at ex-wife Britney Spears' home a week ago that led to the pop star losing custody of her two sons. According to a court order released Friday by Los Angeles County Superior Court, there was a hearing Thursday in the couple's child custody dispute. Federline's attorney, Mark ...
Kevin Federline's lawyer wants police report on Britney Spears incident (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for Kevin Federline wants police to release an investigative report on an incident at ex-wife Britney Spears' home a week ago that led to the pop star losing custody of her two sons.
K-Fed’s attorney requests Spears’ police report (MSNBC)
Attorney wants the Police Department to release its investigative report on an incident at ex-wife Britney Spears’ home a week ago that led to the pop star losing custody of her two sons.