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Defense Lawyer says Cache County Prosecutor Subject of FBI Probe (FOX 13 Utah)
FBI agents are working a case in Cache County that a defense lawyer says involves a prosecutor's handling of a witness in the sexual battery trial of a pain doctor. The lawyer, Stephen Sweigart, said he was questioned by FBI agents and tipped Cache County Attorney George Daines to the probe.
Fire lawsuit settled against lawyer for $300K — but why? (Journal Inquirer)
East Hartford lawyer and landlord John B. Sitaras, who was the subject of a state Appellate Court decision this week changing a standard Connecticut jury instruction, also made news in 1998 when relatives of three people who died in a fire in one of his buildings sued him.
Willie’s restaurant building not for sale, lawyer says, sign taken down Friday (Journal Inquirer)
MANCHESTER — A for sale sign on the former Willie’s Steak House property on Center Street was put there without the owner’s permission, meaning the parcel is not on the market, the owner’s lawyer said Friday.
Attorney General’s Office seeking mediation volunteers (Capital Weekly)
AUGUSTA — The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division is recruiting new volunteer consumer complaint mediators for its spring class. Training begins Monday, April 14.
Ex-F&S Oil president in Connecticut, attorney says (Republican-American)
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY -- Ousted F&S Oil President Christopher Carr is in Connecticut, and is in contact with state officials through his attorney, his lawyer said Tuesday. Brian E. Spears, a Westport attorney representing Carr, said he is regularly in contact with Carr, but would not disclose his location, or comment on the demise of F&S Oil. More details in Wednesday's ...
State bar reprimands water rights attorney for lacking a license (Reno Gazette-Journal)
The Nevada Bar Association recently issued a public reprimand to attorney Robert Pelcyger, who has represented the Pyramid Lake Tribe of Indians for 30 years, for practicing law without a Nevada license.
Ex-lawyer admits to thefts (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry County lawyer could be sentenced to up to four years in prison after admitting Monday to taking parts of his clients’ court settlements, a crime that his attorney said was committed to feed a gambling addiction.
Trial for lawyer charged with bilking elderly woman starts (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – After much delay, a trial opened Wednesday for a McHenry County lawyer charged with stealing more than $40,000 from an elderly woman whom she assisted and held power of attorney over.
Phil Spector - Spector Lawyer Wants Judge Ousted (ContactMusic)
LATEST: PHIL SPECTOR's new lawyer has stepped up his campaign to disqualify Los Angeles Superior Court Judge LARRY PAUL FIDLER from the music producer's murder retrial ...
Suspended jail term for German lawyer over ghetto payouts (EARTHtimes.org)
Munich - A Munich lawyer who has spearheaded Holocaust victims' claims against the German authorities and companies has been given a suspended jail term of 11 months for keeping some of the payouts, a German public prosecutor confirmed Sunday. Michae...
'You have to save your client's life,' attorney says (The Oxford Press)
HAMILTON —Attorney Greg Howard crams as many court appearances as he can into each day, sometimes as many as five before noon. The cases are important, especially to those involved, but for some clients it's a matter of life and death.
Ex-F&S Oil president in Connecticut, attorney says (Republican-American)
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY -- Ousted F&S Oil President Christopher Carr is in Connecticut, and is in contact with state officials through his attorney, his lawyer said Tuesday. Brian E. Spears, a Westport attorney representing Carr, said he is regularly in contact with Carr, but would not disclose his location, or comment on the demise of F&S Oil. More details in Wednesday's ...
Want to question a lawyer, free? (Miami Herald)
Want to ask a lawyer a question -- for free? LegalLine, which addresses landlord-tenant issues, immigration law, probate, criminal and family court problems, plus real estate questions, will be held by the Dade County Bar Association from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Attorney General Warns Of Electric Bill Scam (KELO Sioux Falls)
An electric bill scam has surfaced in South Dakota. That from Attorney General Larry Long.
Courtside memories of Katharine Hepburn live on for Palm City lawyer (The Palm Beach Post)
These days, retired lawyer Bill Oughterson practices with his wooden mallet on a serene and grassy course of colored balls and steel hoops at his retirement community of Sandhill Cove.
Botetourt County looking for new attorney (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
Also out of Botetourt, the County is looking for a new legal eagle. Buck Heartwell has worked for the county for 27-years. He started off as Commonwealth's Attorney and then moved on to become the county's main counsel.
Hicks could challenge conviction: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The lawyer for David Hicks says any use of proceeds of crime laws may allow his client to challenge his conviction for supporting terrorism.
Attorney General Mukasey lies about 9/11 and international spying (Online Journal)
In a recent speech at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club, Attorney General Michael Mukasey defended the Bush-Cheney administration’s illegal domestic spying agenda by proclaiming that the 9/11 attacks could have been prevented if the government had been able to monitor overseas phone calls to the United States.
Council ponders attorney expense (Florida Today)
PALM BAY -- The city council faces big decisions this week on the city attorney's retirement plans, red-light cameras, video arcade games and a property owner's request for a zoning change.
Attorney General’s Office seeking mediation volunteers (Capital Weekly)
AUGUSTA — The Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division is recruiting new volunteer consumer complaint mediators for its spring class. Training begins Monday, April 14.
Ex-F&S Oil president in Connecticut, attorney says (Republican-American)
REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN WATERBURY -- Ousted F&S Oil President Christopher Carr is in Connecticut, and is in contact with state officials through his attorney, his lawyer said Tuesday. Brian E. Spears, a Westport attorney representing Carr, said he is regularly in contact with Carr, but would not disclose his location, or comment on the demise of F&S Oil. More details in Wednesday's ...
FBI questions lawyer who defended doctor (Deseret Morning News)
FBI agents are working a case in Cache County that a defense lawyer says involves a prosecutor's handling of a witness in the sexual-battery trial of a pain doctor.
US Attorney General: Piracy funds terror (Ars Technica)
The Attorney General gives a speech on intellectual property in which piracy and counterfeiting turn out to fund—wait for it—terrorism. Bet you didn't see that one coming. Fortunately, the AG understands who the pirates really are. Read More...
Longtime SLC city attorney calls it quits after 30 years (The Salt Lake Tribune)
WEST JORDAN - City Attorney Roger Cutler toted his experience with big-city scandals and capital politics to this sprawling west-side suburb in 2003.     As Salt Lake City's top lawyer for three decades, Cutler braved the failed "Citygate" cabal that spurred a form-of-government
Two former clients sue attorney over his conduct in mold case (Arizona Daily Star)
A Tucson attorney who was ordered to pay $750,000 in sanctions last fall for his handling of a civil lawsuit involving mold is now being sued by two of his former clients.
PEOPLE: Attorney joins firm as associate (Courier-Post)
Attorney Steven S. Poulathas has joined Flaster/Greenberg as an associate and member of the corporate/tax, mergers and acquisitions, and trust and estate practice groups in the firm's Cherry Hill office.
Indonesian lawyer: Australian Corby still has options (People's Daily)
The lawyer of convicted Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Leigh Corby said she still has options although the Supreme Court had rejected her last appeal and reinstated her 20-year imprisonment. Corby could file a motion for a secon ...
Saint John lawyer declare's candidacy for common council seat (News 88.9)
Saint John- A well known city lawyer has thrown his hat into the ring, and announced his candidacy for a seat on common council. Jamie Whelly, a partner in the law firm Whelly and Kelly, is a life long resident of Saint John, and is seeking a seat in ward 4, which includes East Saint John.
Ex-lawyer admits to thefts (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry County lawyer could be sentenced to up to four years in prison after admitting Monday to taking parts of his clients’ court settlements, a crime that his attorney said was committed to feed a gambling addiction.
Trial for lawyer charged with bilking elderly woman starts (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – After much delay, a trial opened Wednesday for a McHenry County lawyer charged with stealing more than $40,000 from an elderly woman whom she assisted and held power of attorney over.
Patton Boggs snares top Iraqi lawyer in Qatar (The Lawyer)
Iraqs most high-profile business lawyer Hussein Damirji has retreated from Baghdad to join the Qatar office of US firm Patton Boggs. ...
Lawyer: Continued delay favors ex-general in perjury raps (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- (UPDATE) The lawyer of the former Armed Forces comptroller said the continued delay in the promulgation of the perjury case against his client would work in their favor.
Anne Arundel, attorney general wrangle over detention center (Baltimore Examiner)
Anne Arundel's attempt to stop the expansion of a juvenile detention center in Maryland City is being squashed by the attorney's general office.
He is attorney of the year (The Reporter)
David G. Knitter, the Solano County Bar Association's Attorney of the Year, is a strong advocate for elder rights and a vocal opponent of those who would victimize senior citizens. The 44-year-old Vacaville attorney, who specializes in probate, trust and elder law, said senior citizens are among the most vulnerable groups in America, frequently abused or taken advantage of by those they trust or
Star lawyer burnt again in stock rout (The Australian)
CHRIS Murphy, the lawyer who won big on the horses and was reputed to be a high-rolling gambling associate of the late Kerry Packer, has taken a massive tumble.
Kuleba attorney blasts cheerleader's breast surgeon (The Palm Beach Post)
Stephanie Kuleba received a fraction of the drug that could have saved her life during outpatient breast surgery March 21, her attorney said during an appearance with the teen's family on NBC's Today Show this morning.
Ex-lawyer admits to thefts (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – A former McHenry County lawyer could be sentenced to up to four years in prison after admitting Monday to taking parts of his clients’ court settlements, a crime that his attorney said was committed to feed a gambling addiction.
Trial for lawyer charged with bilking elderly woman starts (Northwest Herald)
WOODSTOCK – After much delay, a trial opened Wednesday for a McHenry County lawyer charged with stealing more than $40,000 from an elderly woman whom she assisted and held power of attorney over.
Lawyer slams province for rejecting calls for compensation process in Smith cases (Times & Transcript)
A lawyer representing families affected by disgraced pathologist Dr. Charles Smith's mistakes is slamming the Ontario government for rejecting a compensation scheme for people wrongly accused of killing children.
Angola: General Attorney's Office Regrets Dnic Tragedy Victims (AllAfrica.com)
The department of General Attorney's Office (PGR) Monday here expressed consternation for the victims of the collapsed National Criminal Investigation Department (DNIC) seven-storey headquarters on Saturday in Luanda.
Cuccinelli enters race for Virginia attorney general in '09 (WAVY 10)
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - State Senator Kenneth T. Cuccinelli says he will run for Virginia attorney general in 2009. Cuccinelli announced his candidacy Monday at a news conference in Fairfax.
Cuccinelli enters race for Virginia attorney general in '09 (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - March 31, 2008 3:05 PM ET RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - State Senator Kenneth T. Cuccinelli says he will run for Virginia attorney general in 2009.
Cuccinelli to Run for Va. Attorney General (WTOP Radio Network)
Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, one of the state Senate's most outspoken conservatives, announced Monday he will run for attorney general in 2009.
IRS, Attorney General warn of top 10 scams in Tennessee (Daily News Journal)
NASHVILLE – The Internal Revenue Service and the Tennessee Attorney General today warned Tennesseans not to be “April fools” when it comes to being taken in by scammers.
Cuccinelli running for attorney general (The Washington Times)
RICHMOND (AP) — State Sen. Kenneth T. Cuccinelli says he will run for Virginia attorney general in 2009. Cuccinelli announced his candidacy today at a news conference in Fairfax.
Lawyer appeals KI contempt convictions (Thunder Bay Post)
A notice of appeal has been filed in the case of six First Nations leaders jailed for contempt of court. KI lawyer Chris Reid said the next step is to bring a motion to the Court of Appeal where he will ask that the five men and one woman be released unconditionally.
Cuccinelli Enters Race For Va. Attorney General In '09 (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
State Sen. Kenneth T. Cuccinelli says he will run for Virginia attorney general in 2009.
Senator Ken Cuccinelli announces plans to run for attorney general in '09 (WDBJ 7 Roanoke)
The election is more than a year away, but the first official Republican candidate for attorney general says he wants time to listen to voters. State Senator Ken Cuccinelli announced Monday he'll seek the office in 2009.
Good Year To Be A Woman Lawyer - In The UK At Least (Law Fuel)
The year's partnership promotions round is shaping up to be the best ever for female lawyers in the UK, The Lawyer reports. Check out the LawFuel Jobs Network at (link) law-jobs.asp
China verdict on dissident Hu Jia due Thursday: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
The verdict for prominent Chinese human rights dissident Hu Jia, accused of subversion, will be announced on Thursday, one of his lawyers said.