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Attorney general investigates use of Taser during bachelor part (Boston Globe)
Maine's attorney general is investigating an incident in which a Knox County deputy was shocked with a Taser before being hogtied and paraded around town in the back of a pickup.
Medford gets second lawyer (Asheville Citizen-Times)
ASHEVILLE - A federal judge today granted former Sheriff Bobby Medford a second lawyer to help prepare for his trial this month on public corruption charges tied to illegal gambling.
Accused Killer Will Keep Lawyer (WCAX-TV Vermont)
The man accused of murdering a UVM coed has worked out his differences with his lawyer.
Lawyer kicks off Superior Court campaign (The Olympian)
Charles Williams, a longtime trial and defense lawyer in Thurston County, is running for the Superior Court seat Judge Richard Strophy plans to retire from this year.
Attorney to talk on school board probe (The Charlotte Observer)
The Union County school board will meet today to hear an attorney's report about an investigation into potential misconduct by a board member. School officials have kept the board member's identity and the specific allegations secret for nearly a month. Board members have talked generally about the allegations at public meetings. So far, school officials have said only that an unnamed board ...
Man accused in crash to get new attorney (Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter)
MANITOWOC A Manitowoc man accused of driving drunk and crashing his car into a parked sports utility vehicle a crash that severely injured a passenger will have to find a new attorney.
Lawyer to view stolen AFL med records (Stuff)
The lawyer defending two people accused of stealing private medical records of AFL players has won the right to view the documents.
'Candy Man' doctor's attorney gets more time to examine evidence (Deseret Morning News)
An attorney for a Murray doctor who is charged with issuing prescriptions for narcotic painkillers that led to at least five deaths has asked the court for six more weeks to go through some 40,000 pages of evidence against the doctor.
District Attorney Says New Gun Control Laws Unconstitutional (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
Philadelphia District Attorney Lynne Abraham says the city's newly enacted gun control laws are unconstitutional.
Progress being made toward settling class-action in breast cancer testing scandal: lawyer (The Telegram)
St. John’s lawyer Ches Crosbie said today that progress is being made toward settling hundreds of claims on behalf of clients involved in the breast cancer testing class-action lawsuit.
Embattled tort attorney takes 5th over bribery questions (WMCTV Memphis)
Embattled tort attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has testified in a civil trial but invoked his 5th Amendment right against self incrimination when questioned about his role in a bribery scheme.
Algeria: Guilty verdict against human rights lawyer undermines Algeria's commitment to human rights (Amnesty International)
Amnesty International deplores the prosecution of Amine Sidhoum, a lawyer and well-known human rights defender, who was convicted yesterday, 13 April 2008, of bringing the Algerian judiciary into disrepute
Obenshain won't run for attorney general (The Virginian-Pilot)
RICHMOND -andnbsp;State Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg, who had been mentioned as a possible candidate in the 2009 Attorney General election, has announced he wonandrsquo;t run. andldquo;I understand the sacrifices my family would have to make in order for me to seek statewide office at this ...
NYC attorney charged with impersonating police officer in Red Bank (Asbury Park Press)
A 50-year-old New York City attorney has been charged with impersonating a police officer after authorities say he identified himself as a law enforcement officer and ordered a woman out of her car.
City picks Warren to complete term of elected attorney (Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune)
The Chillicothe attorney who lost his bid a year ago to become the elected city attorney by just two votes was hired Monday night as the city's attorney.
DPP reports lawyer over 3-day rape questioning (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
A New South Wales lawyer who put a young alleged rape victim through three days of cross-examination has been referred to the legal regulator after a complaint by Director of Public Prosecutions Nicholas Cowdery.
Winter Park lawyer reprimanded by the Florida Bar (Orlando Sentinel)
A Winter Park lawyer who failed to diligently represent clients in two bankruptcy cases was publicly reprimanded by the Florida Bar and placed on six months probation by the Florida Supreme Court.
Lake Worth lawyer suspended for three years (The Palm Beach Post)
The Florida Bar announced today a three-year suspension for suburban Lake Worth lawyer Miroslaw Thomas Lobasz who allegedly took money from a trust account.
U.S. Attorney in Detroit nominated to federal bench (Detroit News)
President George W. Bush has nominated U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Murphy to be a federal judge in Detroit, the White House announced Tuesday.
West Feliciana Parish District Attorney Removed from Alleged Baby Sale Case (WAFB Baton Rouge)
West Feliciana District Attorney Sam D'Quilla has been removed from a case involving a woman who allegedly tried to sell her baby to another couple.
Embattled tort attorney takes 5th over bribery questions (WMCTV Memphis)
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Embattled tort attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has testified in a civil trial but invoked his 5th Amendment right against self incrimination when questioned about his role in a bribery
Tax Attorney Indicted on Tax Day for Filing False Returns (FOX 6 News San Diego)
A San Diego tax attorney was indicted on charges of filing false income tax returns for his law corporation for 2001 and 2002.
Attorney General Files Suit Against McGregor Resort (KWWL Iowa)
The attorney general's office is suing three companies for allegedly damaging a construction site in northeast Iowa by not following permit requirements.
In Murder of Manhattan Therapist, Lawyer Plans Insanity Plea (New York Times)
The lawyer, Bryan Konoski, said in State Supreme Court in Manhattan that a psychiatrist he hired to examine the murder suspect, David Tarloff, said he had “very strong grounds” for such a defense.
Lawyer doubts if voice belongs to Faeldon (Philstar.com)
The lawyer of fugitive marine Captain Nicanor Faeldon doubts if the voice behind the interview belongs to her client.
Disbarred Lawyer Sentenced After Admitting to Stealing From Grandparents (Law.com)
A disbarred lawyer has admitted in court that he stole $310,000 meant for his grandparents' trust fund. Chase Caro of White Plains, N.Y., had already pleaded guilty to a theft of more than $470,000 from another elderly client. The son of a Pulitzer-winning biographer, Caro agreed to pay restitution of $1.1 million, which also includes funds from a third theft.
Lawyer admits to dipping into estate of AME bishop (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
In a legal case that played out as much in the hallway as the courtroom, a Pittsburgh lawyer and minister yesterday pleaded guilty to looting the estate of a prominent clergyman of nearly a ...
Miss. Attorney General to beef up lawsuit against The Facility Group (Marietta Daily Journal)
MARIETTA - Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood plans to amend a civil suit in a Mississippi Circuit Court against The Facility Group, to include claims of fraud.
‘That’s not him,’ says lawyer on Faeldon’s TV interview (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- It was not Marine Captain Nicanor Faeldon talking in an interview that was aired on television on Tuesday evening, his lawyer said.
‘That’s not him,’ says lawyer on Faeldon’s TV interview (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- It was not Marine Captain Nicanor Faeldon talking in an interview that was aired on television on Tuesday evening, his lawyer said. "That's not him. That's not his style," said lawyer Trixie Cruz-Angeles, who represents the fugitive rebel officer in civilian and court martial cases.
Attorney general: Raises can't be restored (New Orleans Times-Picayune)
Jefferson Parish cannot retroactively give employees annual pay raises that the Parish Council suspended in the months after Hurricane Katrina, according to an attorney general's opinion that parish administrators say has become moot.
'Candy Man' doctor's attorney gets more time to examine evidence (Deseret Morning News)
An attorney for a Murray doctor who is charged with issuing prescriptions for narcotic painkillers that led to at least five deaths has asked the court for six more weeks to go through some 40,000 pages of evidence against the doctor.
Ex-prosecutor Roach plans run for county attorney (Tucson Citizen)
A former prosecutor promises to "put justice ahead of politics" with "intelligent prosecution" if he is elected county attorney on Nov. 4.
Victor hires new town attorney (Rochester Democrat and Chronicle)
As part of its review of contracts, the Victor Town Board has voted to replace Michael Jones as town attorney in a vote that revealed tensions on the board.
Electricans union lawyer takes on Ethics Board (Philly.com)
A lawyer for state Senate candidate John J. Dougherty's union accused the city Ethics Board yesterday of playing politics and trying to hurt the labor leader's chances one week before the primary election.
Attorney for casinos attacks Phila. lawyers (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
SugarHouse Casino yesterday berated the city's Law Department for flip-flopping legal positions based on which mayor was in office. Arguing before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, SugarHouse attorney Stephen Cozen chided city lawyers for agreeing to issue a permit for his client to build on the Delaware River when casino proponent Mayor John F. Street was in office, only to decide they were wrong ...
Attorney defends firefighter accused of molesting children (Asbury Park Press)
The attorney for veteran Hunterdon County firefighter Frank Venable passionately defended his client Tuesday in the wake of additional charges that accuse him of sexually assaulting boys in Flemington and Seaside Heights.
Lawyer says accused killer acted in self-defence (Calgary Sun)
The accused killer in the slaying of a homeless shelter resident was defending himself from a man literally twice his size, his lawyer said yesterday.
Attorney general pursuing Second Century casino case (Post-Tribune)
Attorney General Steve Carter wants the state Supreme Court to order a politically connected East Chicago development group to open its books. Carter announced Monday he has filed a Petition to Transfer, asking the Indiana Supreme Court to review his lawsuit against Second Century Inc.
Millions to be sought in breast-cancer settlement: lawyer (CBC)
A St. John's lawyer representing hundreds of breast cancer patients says he has already begun work on an out-of-court settlement he expects will involve millions of dollars.
Lawyer Says Claims Are Under Review (Voice of the Common Man)
St. John's lawyer Ches Crosbie says encouragement from the premier is always welcome, but the massive amount of work to settle the claims for victims of botched breast cancer tests is already underway.
Underbelly brief: lawyer Zarah fights on (Ararat Advertiser)
Controversial lawyer Zarah Garde-Wilson won a partial victory today in her fight to have her practising certificate reinstated when the Victorian Court of Appeal granted her leave to re-apply to have the decision reviewed in the Supreme Court.
Judge rules defense lawyer in contempt of court (Austin American-Statesman)
An assemblage of prosecutors and defense lawyers tried — with mixed success — to suppress smiles and laughter Tuesday as Travis County Court-at-Law Judge Jan Breland described how a lawyer in her court had made a gesture that simulated masturbation.
Attorney Darryl Rouson Wins District 55 House Seat (WJXT Jacksonville)
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Democrat Darryl Rouson is headed for the Florida Legislature to represent the state House District 55. The 52-year-old St. Petersburg attorney defeated write-in candidate Calvester Benjamin-Anderson in a landslide with 93 percent of the vote Tuesday.
State attorney points to shortcomings in handling of Cunek case (České noviny)
Olomouc- The High State Attorney's Office in Olomouc, while checking its subordinates' steps, has found shortcomings on the part of state attorneys and police during the criminal proceedings over the alleged corruption of Jiri Cunek, the office spokeswoman told CTK today.
Quebec-N.Y. policing deal a civil rights threat, says lawyer (CBC via Yahoo! Canada News)
A new deal between Quebec and New York state to share policing information in the so-called war on terror threatens basic civil liberties, says a Montreal lawyer.
U.S. attorney indicts NYC Council staffer for fraud (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The Attorney for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday issued an indictment for a City Council member's chief of staff over the use of discretionary funds.
Fla. attorney general says Schwab execution may go forward (Miami Herald)
Attorney General Bill McCollum asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday to allow Florida to go ahead with the execution of child killer Mark Dean Schwab now that it rejected arguments that lethal injections are unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment.
Florida attorney general says child killer's execution can go forward (Orlando Sentinel)
Florida will be able to move forward with the execution of child killer Mark Dean Schwab, because the U.S. Supreme Court rejected arguments that lethal injections are cruel and unusual punishment, Attorney General Bill McCollum said today.
Helena lawyer and Chester native, Jim Hunt, Democratic candidate for U.S. House (Liberty County Times)
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 11:27 AM CDT Helena lawyer and Chester native Jim Hunt, Democratic candidate for U.S. House, will visit Havre on Friday, April 18.