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PEORIA: Parker’s attorney contacts ARDC about possible ethics violations committed by Lyons (Peoria Journal Star)
PEORIA - An attorney for former Peoria police officer Troy Parker contacted the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission about potential ethical violations committed by the county’s top prosecutor.
Parker's Attorney Speaks Out (WHOI Peoria)
Posted: Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 10:42 p.m. The attorney for a former Peoria Police officer Troy Parker says his client is getting bad publicity for no good reason..
Attorney general will investigate link between former prosecutor, man accused of running prostitution ring (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 9:36 PM- The Utah Attorney General's office is investigating the relationship between ousted Salt Lake prosecutor Kent Morgan and Steven Maese, who is accused of running a prostitution ring.
John Raymond Sr., lawyer, community leader (The Palm Beach Post)
John J. Raymond Sr. of Lantana, a retired lawyer known for leadership in the business world as well as efforts to help the poor, died Wednesday after an illness. He was 95.
Lawsuit claims Manchester attorney drained accounts (New Hampshire Union Leader)
Manchester attorney Thomas J. Tessier, a nephew of the late state Supreme Court Chief Justice and Gov. John W. King, is being sued for allegedly stealing $2.7 million from a client's inheritance.The New Hampshire Supreme Court suspended Tessier from practicing law last month pending an investigation into the allegations.
Attorney is facing grievance on ethics (The Star-Ledger)
Richard Seltzer, who once served as Montclair's acting township attorney, is being accused of engaging in unethical conduct by disclosing privileged information to assist another public employee in a wrongful-dismissal lawsuit.
John Raymond Sr., lawyer, community leader (The Palm Beach Post)
John J. Raymond Sr. of Lantana, a retired lawyer known for leadership in the business world as well as efforts to help the poor, died Wednesday after an illness. He was 95.
Attorney eyes seat on bench (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
Stephen Hyles, a Columbus attorney, declared Thursday he would seek the office of Municipal Court judge.
Attorney says Fieger's a victim (Detroit Free Press)
An attorney for Southfield lawyer Geoffrey Fieger put the federal government on trial Thursday in a case that accuses Fieger and law partner Vernon (Ven) Johnson of illegally funneling $127,000 into John Edwards' 2004 presidential campaign.
CTA bus drags woman for block: attorney (Chicago Sun-Times)
A CTA bus dragged a 28-year-old woman as far as 1½ blocks in the South Loop on Thursday morning, leaving her hospitalized with several broken bones on her left side, the attorney hired by the woman's family said.
DA's 'a liar,' lawyer says (The Post-Standard)
Craig Cordes' lawyer Thursday accused Onondaga CountyÕ7FitzpatrickÕ District Attorney William Fitzpatrick of lying when he claimed Heather Wilkins was operating the boat that was struck by Cordes' boat in a fatal crash on Skaneateles Lake.
Prosecutor 'a liar,' defense attorney claims (The Post-Standard)
Craig Cordes' lawyer Thursday accused Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick of lying when he claimed Heather Wilkins was operatingÕ7FitzpatrickÕ the boat that was struck by Cordes' boat in a fatal crash on Skaneateles Lake.
Madrigal questions late aunt’s lawyer execution of will (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- The counsel of Senator Maria Ana Consuelo "Jamby" Madrigal, who was left out of the late Consuelo "Chito" Madrigal-Collantes’s will, has questioned the move of her billionaire aunt’s lawyer to execute the will.
Brinkerhoff attorney says police had a warrant for Trim (News 10 Now Syracuse)
Barbara Brinkerhoff 's Attorney, Moshe Horn says the department had an active warrant out on Travis Trim and never let police know about it.
Clayton County attorney quits (AccessNorthGA)
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) The attorney hired by the Clayton County school board to help it keep its accreditation has resigned over the board's choice of a temporary superintendent.
Lawyer for suspect in murder of Va. woman wants off case (WAVY 10)
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - First, murder suspect Brian Rooney wanted to fire his attorney. Then he tried to have the judge removed. Now, three weeks before his trial is to begin, Rooney's lawyer wants off the case, saying Rooney apparently is trying to represent himself.
Lawyer For Suspect In Va. Student's Slaying Wants Off Case (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
Three weeks before his trial is to begin, Brian Rooney's lawyer wants off the case, saying Rooney apparently is trying to represent himself.
Clayton Schools' Attorney Resigns (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
The attorney hired by the Clayton County school board to help keep its accreditation resigned on Thursday.
Domenici Rebuked for Call to U.S. Attorney Before Election (Washington Post)
Sen. Pete V. Domenici was admonished yesterday for his "appearance of impropriety" in connection with the firing of a U.S. attorney, one of nine prosecutors who were dismissed in 2006, leading to investigations of the Justice Department and the resignation of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales ...
E-mails: Mayor's attorney worried about media scrutiny in text settlement (Detroit News)
DETROIT -- E-mails released today show that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick's city-paid private attorney was gravely concerned that details of a settlement in the whistle-blower case against the city would become public.
DiNapoli suspends $106,700 lawyer pension (Newsday)
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli Friday morning suspended the $106,700 state pension of Albert D'Agostino, the Valley Stream lawyer Newsday profiled two weeks ago because he received 21-years worth of retroactive pension credits from Nassau County and Hempstead Town, even though he had been paid as an independent contractor all those years, a spokesman for DiNapoli said Friday. ...
GEOFFREY FIEGER TRIAL: Lawyer: I wasn't pushed to donate (Detroit Free Press)
A lawyer in Geoffrey Fieger's law firm testified in federal court today that he was proud to contribute $2,000 in 2003 to John Edwards' presidential campaign, and never felt under pressure to do so.
Lawyer For Suspect In Killing Wants Off Case (WPTZ Plattsburgh)
First, murder suspect Brian Rooney wanted to fire his attorney. Then he tried to have the judge removed. Now, three weeks before his trial is to begin, Rooney's lawyer wants off the case, saying Rooney apparently is trying to represent himself.
Israeli family to give up deportation fight, lawyer says (CBC)
Members of an Israeli family who have been living in the sanctuary of a southern Newfoundland church for almost three years have decided to leave Canada, their lawyer said Friday.
Berkeley Lawyer Files Class-Action Suit against Pacific Steel (Berkeley Daily Planet)
Community members turned the heat up a notch on Pacific Steel Casting Tuesday when Berkeley lawyer Tim Rumberger filed a class-action nuisance lawsuit against the foundry on behalf of thousands of West Berkeley neighbors.
Former Scott County attorney loses license (The Des Moines Register)
DAVENPORT, IA. -- The Iowa Supreme Court has revoked the law license of former Scott County Attorney Bill Davis, a document signed by the chief justice said.
Attorney general announces arrest of two Harrisburg men accused of burglaries in six counties (The Sentinel)
HARRISBURG — Two Harrisburg men accused of committing a string of burglaries at television appliance and car audio stores in six counties throughout South Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania have been arrested by the Attorney General’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police, and local police departments.
Cunningham's attorney says he'll seek delay if case goes to trial (KWWL Iowa)
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - The attorney for the former top executive of CIETC (c-tech) says he will seek a delay if she's ordered to stand trial. Ramona Cunningham faces a hearing next month to determine if she's mentally competent to face trial.
Attorney general says partial abortion a crime in Tennessee (WVLT-TV Knoxville)
Tennessee's attorney general says that performing a late-term abortion procedure is already banned in the state by federal law.
Lawyer: Woman dragged by bus (UPI)
A woman received several broken bones when she was dragged by a Chicago city bus for up to 1 1/2 city blocks, the woman's lawyer said.
Clayton County School Board Attorney Quits (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
JONESBORO, Ga. -- The attorney hired by the Clayton County school board to help it keep its accreditation has resigned over the board's choice of a temporary superintendent.
Attorney General Wants To Stop Online Cigarette Sales To Minors (NBC 30 Connecticut)
The attorney general has been targeting online social networks for years, calling for protection of underage members. Now he's after Web sites that sell cigarettes. He is calling for the government to get involved and stop delivery to underage customers.
Lawyer: Woman dragged by bus (Moldova.org)
A woman received several broken bones when she was dragged by a Chicago city bus for up to 1 1/2 city blocks, the woman's lawyer said.Tom Prindable, a lawyer hired by the family of Yvonne Bernier, 28, said Bernier's hair or another body part apparently became stuck in the door of the bus and she was dragged for a short distance before passengers yelled for the driver to stop, the Chicago ...
Attorney General pursues investigation of Blue Cross (Crain's Detroit Business)
Michigan Attorney General Michael Cox sent a fax on Thursday night to Dan Loepp, president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, asking Loepp to explain by June 2 whether the company violated state laws by purchasing a...
Attorney Generals Ask For FCC Investigation Into Satellite Merger (FMQB)
More politicians have asked the FCC to take a closer look at the potential merger between XM and Sirius , as 11 state attorney generals have called for a probe into the merger.
FLDS attorney challenges Texas count of pregnant minors from polygamous sect (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 4:05 PM- SAN ANGELO, Texas - An attorney for FLDS families in Texas today challenged the state's claim of a pervasive pattern of underage girls having children, saying that the state's own documents show that just two teenagers in custody are pregnant.
Lawyer for Brittany Navarra wants her trial moved (The Fresno Bee)
Trial for one of two teenage murder defendants could be moved because her lawyer contends she can’t get a fair trial in Madera County.
Shawnee attorney sentenced for assaulting clients (Tulsa World)
1. 4/25/2008 8:17:24 AM, Spike, Tulsa Just another typical attorney who thinks that they are above the law simply because they have studied how to twist it. Hopefully his new love interest will make him not want to return to society!
Accused September 11 planner meets his U.S. lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
The Guantanamo prisoner accused of masterminding the September 11 attacks has met for the first time with the U.S. military lawyer assigned to defend him on war crimes charges that could lead to his execution, the attorney said on Friday.
Marine Widow's Attorney Accuses DA Of Misconduct (NBC 7/39 San Diego)
The lawyer for a Marine widow freed after more than two years behind bars is accusing the district attorney's office of misconduct.
The American Lawyer to Launch New Web Site with Extended Online . Coverage of 2008 Am Law 100 (InfoBolsa)
Coverage of 2008 Am Law 100 24/04/2008 14:25:00 Business Wire The American Lawyer, the leading legal magazine focused on the world s largest law firms, will formally launch its new Web site at www.americanlawyer.com on April 30.
Lawyer Says Illegal Detentions Made During ICE Raid (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
A Los Angeles civil rights lawyer is accusing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) of violating the law during a Feb. 7 raid in Van Nuys.
Attorney general reaches agreement in gas pipeline runoff (Summit Daily News)
DENVER Colorado Attorney General John Suthers has reached an agreement with four companies he says failed to keep sediment from running from the Roan Plateau into a creek in western Colorado.
Top terror suspect meets lawyer at Gitmo (AP via Yahoo! News)
A defense attorney met with suspected Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed for the first time at Guantanamo Bay, but the Pentagon-appointed lawyer said he could not reveal details because of "unnecessarily broad" military restrictions.
Top terror suspect, 'KSM' sees lawyer at Gitmo (Miami Herald)
A defense attorney met with suspected Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed for the first time at Guantánamo Bay, but the Pentagon-appointed lawyer said he could not reveal details because of "unnecessarily broad" military restrictions.
Alledged 9/11 mastermind has first meeting with attorney at Guantanamo (KRON 4 Bay Area)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A defense attorney has met with suspected September 11th mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (HAH'-leed shayk moh-HAH'-med) for the first time at Guantanamo Bay.
Accused 9/11 planner meets his US lawyer (Khaleej Times)
WASHINGTON- The Guantanamo prisoner accused of masterminding the Sept. 11 attacks has met for the first time with the U.S. military lawyer assigned to defend him on war crimes charges that could lead to his execution, the attorney said on Friday.
Alledged 9/11 mastermind has first meeting with attorney at Guantanamo (KXXV Waco)
Associated Press - April 25, 2008 11:23 PM ET SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - A defense attorney has met with suspected September 11th mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed (HAH'-leed shayk...
Candidate applies for Dodge County district attorney (Watertown Daily Times)
Only one candidate has filed an application with the governor's office to be district attorney in Dodge County.
Lawyer In Schiavo Case To Speak (Plant City Courier & Tribune)
A lawyer who made headlines for his involvement in the Terri Schiavo case will be the guest speaker at the annual National Day of Prayer breakfast in Plant City.