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Former assistant attorney general running for PRC (ABC 7 El Paso)
Associated Press - February 22, 2008 7:55 AM ET SANTA FE (AP) - A former assistant attorney general, Bruce Thorne, is running for the Democratic nomination for a Public Regulation Commission...
Lawyer gets probation in blackmail scheme (ABC 13 Houston)
A San Antonio lawyer gets probation in a blackmail scheme
Attorney Says Partial Settlement Near in Tour Boat Deaths (WSYR 9 Syracuse)
Albany, N.Y. (AP) -- An attorney for some plaintiffs suing over the 2005 tour boat capsizing on Lake George says he believes a partial settlement is near.
Peterson's Attorney: First Savio Autopsy Was Right (CBS 2 Chicago)
An autopsy report says Drew Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio, was the victim of a homicide, but through his attorney, Peterson insists the first autopsy report that ruled her death an accident is correct. CBS 2's Rafael Romo reports.
Meth, ID theft top issues in Attorney General's office (The Daily News)
Attorney General Rob McKenna called methamphetamine the "top public safety priority in the Attorney General's office" and identity theft the "top consumer safety protection issue."
Florida sues Coral Springs lawyer's debt managment services (Sun-Sentinel)
Consumers were misled, state alleges The Florida Attorney General's economic crimes division filed suit Thursday against a Coral Springs lawyer, her practice and two companies she controls, alleging they deceptively marketed debt management services.
State attorney cuts staff days (Orlando Sentinel)
State Attorney Norm Wolfinger on Thursday handed down the word: Each of his employees must take three unpaid days off between now and June 30.
Lozada lawyer: Even Esperon was awarded land by PhilForest (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A lawyer of Senate witness Rodolfo "Jun" Lozada Jr. Friday bared that one of the beneficiaries of the tracts of land being awarded by Philippine Forest Corp. (PhilForest) was Armed Forces’ Chief of Staff, Gen. Hermogenes Esperon.
Decision delayed on ex-lawyer accused of obstructing justice (CBC Saskatchewan)
A disbarred lawyer and convicted sex offender from Prince Albert will find out next week whether he's guilty of attempting to obstruct justice.
Lawyer says Snoop Dogg will fight latest drug possession charge (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
NEW YORK - Snoop Dogg plans to fight the latest in his long line of legal tangles: a ticket citing him with marijuana possession outside a Manhattan nightclub, his lawyer said.
SC attorney general to investigate baby fraud case (The State)
South Carolina's attorney general is investigating the case of a Lady's Island woman who received more than $1,000 in cash and donations after telling people she was expecting quintuplets when she wasn't pregnant. Attorney General Henry McMaster was asked to review the case after prosecutor Duffie Stone said he had a conflict of interest. A spokeswoman for Stone told The Beaufort Gazette she ...
Lawyer: NYC Therapist-Slay Suspect Found Fit For Trial (WNBC)
The lawyer representing a man accused of hacking a Manhattan therapist to death says his client has been found fit to stand trial.
Attorney General: Counties can enact invasive species ordinances (Fond du Lac Reporter)
MADISON Today, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen issued an informal opinion holding that state law permits counties to lawfully enact carefully crafted ordinances to regulate the transportation of invasive species of plants and animals. Van Hollens opinion was in response to a request for an informal opinion from Oneida County Corporation Counsel, Brian J. Desmond. The request asked the ...
US Attorney General: US to Cooperate With Turkey Against Rebels, Al-Qaida (Voice of America)
The top U.S. law enforcement official says the United States will continue to cooperate with Turkey against Kurdish rebels and al-Qaida militants. U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey made his comments after meeting Friday with Turkish officials in Ankara.
Lawyer: Therapist Killer Suspect Fit to Stand Trial (WCBS 880 New York)
The lawyer representing a man accused of hacking a Manhattan therapist to death says his client has been found fit to stand trial. READ MORE>>
Graft probe judge clashes with Ahern's lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra News)
DUBLIN (Reuters) - A tribunal probing payments to Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern when he was finance minister in the 1990s ground to a halt on Friday after a row erupted between its top judge and Ahern's lawyer.
Lawyer Accused Of Jail Drug-Smuggling Attempt (WSMV Nashville)
A Gallatin lawyer is accused of trying to smuggle drugs into a jail.
Wis. attorney general: Counties can enact invasive species rules (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - February 22, 2008 1:45 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says Wisconsin counties can enact their own ordinances to stop invasive species.
S.C. Attorney General To Investigate Baby Fraud Case (WSOC-TV Charlotte)
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- South Carolina's attorney general is investigating the case of a Lady's Island woman who received more than $1,000 in cash and donations after telling people she was expecting quintuplets when she wasn't pregnant.
Attorney: Renzi not guilty of fraud, money laundering (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - February 22, 2008 3:43 PM ET WASHINGTON (AP) - An attorney for Congressman Rick Renzi (REN'-zee) says the Arizona Republican is not guilty of charges revealed today in a...
Attorney: Renzi not guilty of fraud, money laundering (WHBF-TV Quad Cities)
WASHINGTON (AP) - An attorney for Congressman Rick Renzi (REN'-zee) says the Arizona Republican is not guilty of charges revealed today in a 26-page federal indictment.
Life sentence for man who killed Palo Alto attorney in 1988 (San Jose Mercury News)
The man convicted of killing Palo Alto attorney Gretchen Burford was sentenced to life without parole this morning, during an emotional hearing at which Tyrone Hamel again apologized to the family of the woman he murdered in 1988.
PKR fields lawyer from prominent political family (The New Straits Times)
ALOR STAR: Parti Keadilan Rakyat has fielded Gooi Hsiao Leung, a young lawyer from a family of politicians on both sides of the divide for the Alor Star parliamentary seat.
SC Attorney General Reviewing Quintuplet Scam Case (WTOC 11 Savannah)
Because of a conflict of interest in the Beaufort County solicitors office, South Carolina's attorney general is now reviewing the case of Erika Nieves-Abrigo and Juan Solis.
Peterson's Attorney: First Savio Autopsy Was Right (CBS 2 Los Angeles)
An autopsy report says Drew Peterson's third wife, Kathleen Savio, was the victim of a homicide, but through his attorney, Peterson insists the first autopsy report that ruled her death an accident is correct. CBS 2's Rafael Romo reports.
Ex-Guantanamo prosecutor to testify for suspect: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The former chief prosecutor at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay is to testify for the defense in the case of an ex-driver for Osama bin Laden, a lawyer for the suspect said Friday.
Attorney: Spears can visit young sons (The Charlotte Observer)
Kevin Federline has agreed to give ex-wife Britney Spears visitation rights with their two young sons, his lawyer said Friday. Federline attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan said in a statement the former couple has agreed to a modification of a court order that had stripped Spears of her visitation rights. The statement did not provide more details. A call to a Spears' attorney was not immediately ...
Britney Spears can visit with her young sons, her ex-husband's lawyer says (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LOS ANGELES - Kevin Federline has agreed to give ex-wife Britney Spears visitation rights with their two young sons, his lawyer said Friday.
Attorney: Spears can visit young sons (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Kevin Federline has agreed to give ex-wife Britney Spears visitation rights with their two young sons, his lawyer said Friday. Federline attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan said in a statement the former couple has agreed to a modification of a court order that had stripped Spears of her visitation rights. The statement did not provide more details. A court commissioner gave Kevin Federline sole ...
Attorney: Spears allowed to visit young sons (WPRI Providence)
Associated Press - February 22, 2008 9:33 PM ET LOS ANGELES (AP) - His attorney says Kevin Federline has agreed to give ex-wife Britney Spears visitation rights with their two young...
Roger Clemens' attorney: Maybe Rocket was at Jose Canseco's party (New York Daily News)
Roger Clemens may be backpedaling on his stance that he never attended a 1998 party at Jose Canseco's house. The Rocket's attorney issued a statement Friday that seems to suggest Clemens may have attended the party after all.
Attorney: Spears allowed to visit young sons (KOIN News 6 Portland)
LOS ANGELES (AP) - His attorney says Kevin Federline has agreed to give ex-wife Britney Spears visitation rights with their two young sons.
Federline lawyer: Spears can visit children (MSNBC)
A lawyer for Kevin Federline said he has agreed to give ex-wife Britney Spears visitation rights with their two young sons.
Baseball star Clemens lawyer responds to photo allegation (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The lawyer of Roger Clemens responded on Friday to reports that photo evidence exists that may contradict the embattled baseball star's sworn testimony before Congress.
Attorney in Spears case claims her rights violated (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
An attorney who claims to represent troubled pop star Britney Spears has said her federal rights are being violated and her conservator and father, Jamie Spears, is preventing her from talking to friends, court papers showed on Friday.
Attorney Says Red Light Cameras Raise Constitutional Issues (WAFB Baton Rouge)
Now that at least one intersection in Baton Rouge is being watched by the new red light traffic camera program, it's a safe bet a lawsuit, likely class action, will be filed against the East Baton Rouge City Parish Government and the operators of the red light enforcement program. Attorney Anthony Maska says the cameras raise constitutional issues.
Lawyer: Spears to get visitation rights (USA Today)
A lawyer for Kevin Federline says he has agreed to give ex-wife Britney Spears visitation rights with their two young sons.
Texas attorney general enters Pedernales Electric Cooperative investigation (Austin American-Statesman)
The Texas attorney general is stepping into a criminal investigation of the Pedernales Electric Cooperative, the district attorney leading the inquiry said Friday. \
Mulroney lawyer lashes out at ethics chairman's threats (CBC)
Brian Mulroney's lawyer says the Commons ethics committee would be "clearly abusive" if it subpeonaed the former prime minister for more testimony.
Lawyer says he's gotten nasty e-mails (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
A defense lawyer who claims Milwaukee police Sgt. Jason Mucha sent him profanity-laced e-mail messages wants the...
Mulroney lawyer lashes out at ethics chairman's threats (CBC Toronto)
Brian Mulroney's lawyer says the Commons ethics committee would be "clearly abusive" if it subpeonaed the former prime minister for more testimony.
Appeals court sides with district attorney in dispute with judge (Austin American-Statesman)
Charlie Baird told to abandon order involving evidence he wanted returned. The Travis County district attorney's office scored a victory Friday in its ongoing battle against state District Judge Charlie Baird.
Mulroney lawyer lashes out at ethics chairman's threats (CBC Ottawa)
Brian Mulroney's lawyer says the Commons ethics committee would be "clearly abusive" if it subpeonaed the former prime minister for more testimony.
Lindsay Lohan settles lawsuit with busboy stemming from 2005 car crash, attorney says (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
LOS ANGELES - A busboy looking to clean up has settled a lawsuit against Lindsay Lohan over a 2005 car crash. "It's been resolved," said Robert G. Klein, the attorney for busboy Raymundo Ortega, who settled for an undisclosed amount on Wednesday.
Attorney files for Mason City Council seat (The Globe Gazette)
MASON CITY — Steven D. Tynan, an assistant county attorney in Cerro Gordo County for 20 years, is a candidate for the Second Ward City Council seat in Mason City.
Britney Spears will be allowed to visit with her young sons, her ex-husband's lawyer says (Arizona Daily Star)
LOS ANGELES — Kevin Federline has agreed to give ex-wife Britney Spears visitation rights with their two young sons, his lawyer said Friday.
Attorney: Spears Can Visit Young Sons (WJLA-TV Washington D.C.)
Kevin Federline has agreed to give ex-wife Britney Spears visitation rights with their two young sons, his lawyer said Friday.Federline attorney Mark Vincent Kaplan said in a statement the former couple has agreed to a modification of a court order that had stripped Spears of her visitation rights.
Ethics board discusses attorney (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
Victor Ethics Board met Thursday night for three hours in executive session to review possible conflict of interest by Town Attorney Michael Jones.
Bell lawyer claims witch hunt brews in donation list request (Birmingham News)
A lawyer challenging the election date for a Jefferson County commission vacancy plans to engage in a political witch hunt against supporters of William Bell, court papers filed Friday allege.
Fargo attorney's law license suspended (The Bismarck Tribune)
The law license of a Fargo attorney has been suspended by the state Supreme Court's Disciplinary Board.