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Attorney General: Ashley Furniture Giveaway, if Memphis Tigers Win NCAA Playoffs, is Illegal (Eyewitness News Memphis)
The state attorney general is challenging a furniture store sales promotion tied to the University of Memphis' success in the NCAA basketball playoffs, according to a Memphis newspaper report.
Attorney general says politics don't play part in charging public officials (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
SAN FRANCISCO - Attorney General Michael Mukasey has dismissed critics who accuse the Justice Department of letting partisan loyalties interfere with corruption cases.
County Attorney One Step Closer (WGRZ-TV Buffalo)
County Executive Chris Collin's pick to be the next county attorney has cleared another hurdle. Cheryl Green got the o-k Thursday from the County Legislature Government Affairs Committee.
Attorney general says politics don't play part in charging public officials (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - March 27, 2008 4:23 PM ET SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Attorney General Michael Mukasey has dismissed critics who accuse the Justice Department of letting partisan loyalties...
Attorney reprimanded for neglecting clients (The Tennessean)
A Nashville attorney was disciplined by the Board of Professional Responsibilty for neglecting and failing to communicate with his clients.
Lawyer says woman didn’t admit to robbery (Texas City Sun)
FRIENDSWOOD — A lawyer for a woman accused of helping stage an unsuccessful robbery at a Friendswood tanning salon said police were mistaken when they said she admitted to participating in another robbery in Houston.
Lawyer Warns Against Rushing to Judge Mayor (FOX 2 News Detroit)
A leading Detroit criminal lawyer says the mayor deserves the presumption of innocence. He says he's seen the prosecutor's office accuse the wrong person in a murder case and argues other mistakes are made. FOX 2's Bill Gallagher explains.
City Gets New Lawyer in Greene Case (ClickOnDetroit)
The city of Detroit has appointed a new lawyer in the case filed against them by the family of slain exotic dancer.
Race For City Attorney: Scott Peters Interview (Channel 8 San Diego)
City Council President Scott Peters has accused City Attorney Mike Aguirre of "playground politics, posturing and plain dysfunction." After months of consideration, Peters announced this week he wants the city attorney's job.
Combs' lawyer calls LA Times story "defamatory" (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A lawyer for Sean "Diddy" Combs lashed out at the Los Angeles Times on Thursday over the "defamatory nature" of a story the paper published that sought to link the rap music mogul to an assault on Tupac Shakur.
Lawyer takes Karpal to task (The New Straits Times)
KUALA LUMPUR: The Penang and Perak governments do not have the power to waive summonses for parking offences, a senior lawyer said, describing Karpal Singh's statement to the contrary as "arrogance".
FBI investigating Cache County attorney (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 6:58 PM- The FBI is investigating Cache County Attorney George Daines, says a private investigator who worked on the case of a pain doctor Daines prosecuted last year.
REGION: Attorney: Shooting by off-duty officer was not justified (North County Times)
SAN DIEGO ---- The attorney representing a Camp Pendleton woman shot last week by an off-duty San Diego police officer during an alleged road-rage incident said in a TV interview aired Wednesday that his client had done nothing to warrant the shooting.
Lawyer for sick priest says treatment unavailable in prison (Boston Globe)
A lawyer for a Darien priest convicted of embezzling $1 million from his parish says his ailing client is undergoing an experimental cancer treatment that is not available in prison.
Attorney's effectiveness at issue (York Daily Record)
Serving a sentence of life in prison without parole for her ex-husband's murder in 2003, Suzanne Lucy Schoff will have to wait a few months before she can argue in court that her trial attorney did not effectively represent her.
Attorney for woman shot by cop sees cover-up (North County Times)
OCEANSIDE ---- The attorney for a woman shot by an off-duty San Diego police officer during a reported road rage confrontation two weeks ago accused Oceanside police Thursday of shielding the officer.
Lawyer Sues DOT To View CSX Documents (The Tampa Tribune)
A Tallahassee lawyer is suing the state Department of Transportation to obtain documents that the DOT declared as confidential in its multimillion-dollar negotiations with CSX Transportation.
New Prosecutors Consider Dropping Some Charges Against Attorney Accused of Laundering Drug Profits (Law.com)
The Justice Department has switched lead prosecutors and will consider dismissing charges against Miami attorney Ben Kuehne and two Colombians, the government said in a court filing. Kuehne, who represented Vice President Al Gore in the 2000 presidential recount, stands accused of laundering drug profits while vetting $5.3 million in defense fees for convicted trafficker Fabio Ochoa Vasquez. It ...
Commissioner's Attorney Requesting Dismissal of Gun Charge (Fox 12 Idaho)
Attorney cites Commissioner David Ferdinand didn't "willfully" carry in luggage.
Famed local attorney dies at 71 (The Myrtle Beach Sun News)
Franklin R. DeWitt, a prominent Conway attorney who successfully argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and worked with Robert Kennedy, died Saturday. He was 71.
College gossip Web site targeted by New Jersey attorney general denies breaking law (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
TRENTON, N.J. - The college gossip Web site JuicyCampus.com has criticized a consumer fraud investigation launched by the New Jersey attorney general.
College gossip Web site targeted by New Jersey attorney general denies breaking law (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
TRENTON, N.J. - The college gossip Web site JuicyCampus.com has criticized a consumer fraud investigation launched by the New Jersey attorney general.
Lawyer says woman didn’t admit to robbery (Texas City Sun)
FRIENDSWOOD — A lawyer for a woman accused of helping stage an unsuccessful robbery at a Friendswood tanning salon said police were mistaken when they said she admitted to participating in another robbery in Houston.
Lawyer joins stadium panel (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Gov. Jim Doyle on Thursday named Milwaukee sports lawyer Martin Greenberg to the Miller Park stadium district board,...
Lockerbie Lawyer Optimistic on Libya Claims Accord (Update2) (Bloomberg.com)
March 28 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. and Libya are close to resolving compensation claims related to 1980s terrorist attacks that are blocking full relations and deterring American investment in the oil-rich nation, U.S. officials and a victims' lawyer said.
New Prosecutors Consider Dropping Some Charges Against Attorney Accused of Laundering Drug Profits (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
The Justice Department has switched lead prosecutors and will consider dismissing charges against Miami attorney Ben Kuehne and two Colombians, the government said in a court filing.
Next Oregon attorney general likely to be a Democrat (The Oregonian)
It's all but certain that John Kroger or Greg Macpherson will be Oregon's next attorney general. Oregon Democrats will choose between Macpherson, a state legislator and corporate lawyer, and Kroger, a law professor and former prosecutor in the May primary.
Attorney, Pikesville resident Marshall Shure dies at 72 (Baltimore Sun)
When friends recalled yesterday, they compared him to Matlock, a folksy, down-home attorney who could lull people into thinking he was their friend while he was tearing their testimony apart. He could equally play the part of father confessor and social worker.
Van Buren City Attorney Likely To Drop Case Against Coach (The Morning News)
SPRINGDALE - The Van Buren city attorney said Thursday no charges are likely to be filed against a Springdale Har-Ber High School baseball coach accused of "abuse of athletic contest officials."
MOBSTER'S LAWYER KID OFF CASE (New York Post)
Gambino family consigliere Joseph "Jo Jo" Corozzo is in the market for a new attorney after a Brooklyn federal judge threw the gangster's lawyer son off his case. "I make that ruling very reluctantly," Judge Jack Weinstein said yesterday. "Mr...
Lawyer defends Ford's actions (Toronto Star)
City Councillor Rob Ford came home to a "torrent of verbal abuse'' from his wife Tuesday night and called 911, setting off a chain of events that ended with his arrest the next day, according to his lawyer.
Attorney General Gets Emotional In Calling for Surveillance Power (The New York Sun)
SAN FRANCISCO — Attorney General Mukasey, in an emotional plea for broad surveillance authority in the war on terror, is warning that the price for failing to empower the government would be paid in American lives. Officials "shouldn't need a warrant when somebody with a phone in Iraq picks up a phone and calls somebody in the United States because that's the call that we may really want to know ...
Lawyer son off mobster's crew (New York Daily News)
A Brooklyn judge ruled Thursday that the lawyer son of a reputed Gambino consigliere can't represent his father at his upcoming racketeering trial.
Lawyer: City should settle Furstenau suit (The Naperville Sun)
After Councilman Richard Furstenau was publicly blamed for the city's highest property tax increase in 17 years at a special City Council meeting Wednesday, his lawyer said the city should settle a lawsuit that could potentially cost the city $1 million or more. "I suppose the city feels it has the right to spend $1 million or more to fight a case it could have settled for $129,500," Shawn ...
Lawyer weighs in on leash debate (The Courier News)
DUNDEE TOWNSHIP -- There's yet another opinion on the Schweitzer Woods Forest Preserve off- and on-the-leash debate, this time from the lawyer who helped write Emily Schweitzer's embattled will.
Lawyer's timing proves comical (The Post-Standard)
Sometimes an argument comes full circle when you least expect it. Defense lawyer Patty Campbell argued last week the prosecution should tell her what part of the day her client was accused of engaging in sex with an underage girl.
Attorney's cell phone is set for destruction (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette)
A local attorney and area school board member will not be getting his cell phone back from the Allen County courts.
Lawyer For Sick Priest Says Treatment Unavailable In Prison (NBC 30 Connecticut)
A lawyer for a Darien priest convicted of embezzling $1 million from his parish says his ailing client is undergoing an experimental cancer treatment that is not available in prison.
NY lawyer bounced from dad's mob case (The Charlotte Observer)
A defense attorney representing his own father, a reputed gangster, in a high-profile mob prosecution must quit the case, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein ruled Thursday that Joseph Corozzo Jr. had a conflict of interest because he once represented a witness in the ongoing racketeering case against the Gambino organized crime family. The lawyer's father, Joseph "Jo Jo" ...
NY judge bars defense attorney from representing his own father, an alleged mobster (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
NEW YORK - A defense attorney representing his own father, a reputed gangster, in a high-profile mob prosecution must quit the case, a federal judge ruled.
Ochoa attorney speaks out (La Vista Sun)
One week after a Lancaster County jury declared 16-year-old Alisha Ochoa not guilty in the deaths of her mother and half-sister, defense attorney Robert Lindemeier sat down to talk about his client and the case against her.
Military duty causes shuffling of duties in prosecuting attorney's office (KY3 Springfield)
Greene County Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Dan Patterson is on active military duty until next April.
Attorney for woman shot by cop sees cover-up (North County Times)
OCEANSIDE ---- The attorney for a woman shot by an off-duty San Diego police officer during a reported road rage confrontation two weeks ago accused Oceanside police Thursday of shielding the officer.
Lawyer wants Colegrove trial moved (News 10 Now Syracuse)
The lawyer for Steven Colegrove is trying to get his trial moved out of Bradford County, Pennsylvania.
Lawyer plans to appeal judge's dismissal of Gipp exhumation case (WOOD TV 8 Grand Rapids)
HOUGHTON, Mich. -- A lawyer representing family members of Notre Dame football legend George Gipp in a lawsuit stemming from the exhumation of his body said Friday he plans to appeal a...
Attorney General Michael Mukasey on building public confidence (Minnesota Public Radio)
Attorney General Michael Mukasey appeared at the Commonwealth Club of California, where he discussed prosecuting public corruption and prioritized public confidence in government.
Attorney: Prosecutor says Nick Clark didn't plot against Herenton (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
Attorney says he was told his client is innocent by special prosecutor.
Attorney General Mukasey Says Counterfeiting, Piracy On Rise (KTVU 2 San Francisco)
SAN JOSE -- Attorney General Michael Mukasey warned Friday that the huge profits generated from piracy and counterfeiting are increasingly flowing into the coffers of terrorist groups.
Attorney Joey Greenwald to run for district judge (KTBS Shreveport)
Shreveport lawyer Joseph "Joey" Greenwald announced today he is running for an open judgeship on the Caddo District Court. Greenwald is seeking the seat vacated by Judge Charles Scott, who retired to run for Caddo district attorney. Greenwald, 36, has been in private law practice with his father since 2000.
Lawyer To Appeal Case Of Digging Up 'Gipper' (Fox 12 Oregon)
HOUGHTON, Mich. -- A lawyer representing family members of Notre Dame football legend George Gipp in a lawsuit stemming from the exhumation of his body said Friday he plans to appeal a judge's dismissal of the case.