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Maienschein kicks off campaign for city attorney's post (San Diego Union-Tribune)
San Diego Councilman Brian Maienschein made his public debut as a candidate for city attorney yesterday, touting his years on the council and efforts during the 2003 and 2007 wildfires as proof that he will “methodically work to solve problems.”
Local attorney to help draft Naugatuck's Rennaisance Place zone (Republican-American)
NAUGATUCK -- A local attorney and staunch supporter of Renaissance Place leading up to last year's referendum on the project will oversee the creation of a special zone to make the plan a reality.
Disbarred Pittsburgh attorney guilty of $260K estate theft (WFMJ Youngstown)
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A disbarred Pittsburgh attorney has been convicted of stealing more than $260,000 from the estate of a client she met at church. Fifty-9-year-old Janis Griffin O'Reilly faces up to 21 years in prison when she is sentenced in Allegheny County court on May 21.
Attorney general's office investigating Watertown Housing Authority (Republican-American)
WATERTOWN -- The state attorney general's office is investigating allegations from two local companies that the Watertown Housing Authority's executive director improperly replaced them midway through an apartment renovation project in favor of a more expensive contractor.
Disbarred Pittsburgh attorney guilty of $260K estate theft (Centre Daily Times)
A disbarred Pittsburgh attorney has been convicted of stealing more than $260,000 from the estate of a client she met at church.
Identity Theft Tops List of Illinois Attorney General Complaints (FOX Springfield)
Identity theft tops list of consumer complaints to the Illinois Attorney General's office. Story Provided By ABC Newschannel 20
Ex-lawyer found guilty of attempted obstruction (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
An ex-lawyer and convicted sex offender accused of trying to influence a judge in Prince Albert, Sask., has been found guilty of attempted obstruction of justice.
Louisville attorney appointed to EPPC post (BizJournals)
Robert D. Vance, secretary of the Kentucky Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet, has appointed Louisville attorney F. Ryan Keith as executive director of the Office of Legal Services.
Ex-lawyer found guilty of attempted obstruction (CBC Saskatchewan)
An ex-lawyer and convicted sex offender accused of trying to influence a judge in Prince Albert has been found guilty of attempted obstruction of justice.
Maienschein Announces Bid For San Diego City Attorney (Channel 8 San Diego)
The list of challengers to unseat San Diego City Attorney Mike Aguirre is growing.
Disbarred Pittsburgh Attorney Guilty Of $260K Estate Theft (WTAE-TV Pittsburgh)
A disbarred Pittsburgh attorney has been convicted of stealing more than $260,000 from the estate of a client she met at church.
Jury clears attorney in Clara Harris lawsuit (Houston Chronicle)
Jurors this morning found that defense attorney George Parnham did not breach his duty to Clara Harris during her 2003 well-publicized murder trial.
Ky. Attorney General: WKU regents broke open meetings law (Lexington Herald-Leader)
An opinion from the Kentucky attorney general's office says a January meeting by Western Kentucky University's Board of Regents violated the state open meetings law. According to the AG's ruling, the board violated the Open Meetings Act when it discussed disbanding the men's soccer program and firing of coach David Holmes during a closed session. Bowling Green's Daily News reports that during ...
Ky. Attorney General: WKU Regents Broke Open Meetings Law (WLKY Louisville)
An opinion from the Kentucky attorney general’s office says a January meeting by Western Kentucky University’s Board of Regents violated the state open meetings law.
Seized sextuplets were not in danger, lawyer says (CTV.ca)
A lawyer for the B.C. parents whose newborn sextuplets were taken away and given blood transfusions against the parents' religious beliefs says the children were not in any medical danger.
Former New Iberia lawyer faces lack of work suspension (The Daily Iberian)
A former New Iberia lawyer has been suspended from practicing law for allegedly accepting clients’ legal fees and then failing to represent them. The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended Richard C. Bates, 46, of Kenner, indefinitely on charges he deceived his clients.
Disbarred lawyer sentenced to up to 7 years in prison (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - February 29, 2008 4:25 PM ET CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A disbarred lawyer from Manchester, New Hampshire, has been sentenced to 3 1/2 to seven years in prison for stealing from...
New York Attorney General Subpoenas Sallie Mae Over Private Student Loans (Canadian Business)
NEW YORK (AP) - Sallie Mae says it received a subpoena from the New York attorney general seeking information about a type of "private" loan the student lender offers.
Clara Harris ordered to pay more to lawyer (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
HOUSTON -- A woman who killed her cheating husband by running him over will have to pay more money to her lawyer, who she sued for overcharging her, a Harris County jury decided...
Crown opposes Toronto lawyer for man charged with 3 murders (CBC North)
A man charged with three counts of first-degree murder shouldn't be allowed to use legal aid money to hire a lawyer from Toronto, the Nunavut Legal Services Board and the Crown argued in a Nunavut court on Thursday.
Cutting city employees' salaries legally an option, city attorney says (The Springfield News-Leader)
It's not necessarily being considered, but cutting city employees' salaries is a legal option as Springfield's City Council ponders how to reduce the city's budget. A provision of the city's charter prohibits the council from reducing pension benefits of current and former employees without a public vote. Responding to a News-Leader inquiry late Thursday, City Attorney Dan Wichmer said that ...
Disbarred lawyer sentenced to up to 7 years in prison (Boston Globe)
A disbarred lawyer from Manchester, New Hampshire, has been sentenced to 3 1/2 to seven years in prison for stealing from numerous clients between 2001 and 2004.
Clearwater Police Were Sloppy, Bollea's Attorney Argues (The Tampa Tribune)
CLEARWATER Nick Bollea's defense attorney accused Clearwater police of sloppy and ethically questionable work before a hearing officer with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles agreed officers should not have taken a sample of the teenager's blood following an Aug. 26 wreck, according to documents released late this afternoon.