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Accused killer had 'upbringing from hell,' attorney says (Chicago Tribune)
A Zion man accused of beating his infant daughter to death last month is a ward of the state who survived "the upbringing from hell" as a foster child, his attorney said at his arraignment hearing Wednesday in Lake County Court.
Attorney arrested in Statehouse sting sentenced to jail for sex crimes (The Columbus Dispatch)
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH—An attorney arrested on the Statehouse grounds for attempting to meet a teenage girl for sex was sentenced to 30 days in jail today in Warren County.
Bonds' Attorney Says Slugger Is Innocent (NBC 11 Bay Area)
After federal prosecutors unveiled a new indictment against Barry Bonds, the slugger's attorney says the slugger is innocent.
Attorney: Accused Baby Killer Had 'Upbringing From Hell' (NBC 5 Chicago)
A far north suburban man pleads not guilty Wednesday to the murder of his 4-month-old daughter, and his attorney says the abuse his client suffered while being shuttled through foster care might have contributed to the criminal act.
Lawyer Of Bus Crash Defendant Wants Change Of Venue (WCCO Minneapolis/St. Paul)
The lawyer representing the woman charged in the deaths of four children in a school bus crash wants his client's trial moved to a different city.
Lawyer in Cottonwood school bus crash wants change of venue (WKBT La Crosse)
MARSHALL, Minn. (AP) - The lawyer representing the woman charged in the deaths of 4 children in a school bus crash wants his client's trial moved to a different city.
Government's top Supreme Court attorney resigns (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Justice Department attorney who represents the Bush administration's legal positions before the Supreme Court says he's resigning after more than seven years on the job.
Lawyer reappointed to CRTI Board (Forrest City Times-Herald)
Mike Lawyer of Forrest City has been reappointed to the Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute Board of Directors. The announcement was made this week by Gov. Mike Beebe. Lawyer’s term will expire June 30, 2012.
Lawyer in Cottonwood school bus crash wants change of venue (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
The lawyer representing the woman charged in the deaths of four children in a school bus crash wants his client's trial moved to
Schroeppel contractor sued by state attorney general's office (The Post-Standard)
A Schroeppel garage builder who has been accused of defrauding homeowners in Onondaga and Oswego counties is now being sued by state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.
Inspectors take materials from Ohio attorney general's office (Akron Beacon Journal)
COLUMBUS — Deputies of the state's top watchdog removed a cartload of computers and files from the office of scandal-plagued Attorney General Marc Dann.
Attorney General Dann resigns (Akron Beacon Journal)
COLUMBUS: Attorney General Marc Dann, under pressure from his Democratic colleagues, announced today that he is resigning.
Ohio attorney general resigns in wake of scandal (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, who led investigations into companies blamed for the state's subprime mortgage mess, resigned under a cloud on Wednesday after admitting to an affair with a female staff member.
Scandal-plagued Ohio attorney general resigns (Detroit Free Press)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio's attorney general resigned today under threat of impeachment because of a sexual harassment investigation in his office and his extramarital affair.
Ohio attorney general resigns amid scandal (UPI)
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 14 (UPI) -- Embattled Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann announced Wednesday he is resigning amid threat of impeachment.
No video of Hall arrest exists, lawyer says (Daily Herald)
The lawyer representing Circuit Judge David Hall in his DUI and resisting arrest case said today he has learned there is no video record of the incident.
Scandal-plagued Ohio attorney general resigns (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
Ohio's attorney general resigned Wednesday under threat of impeachment because of a sexual harassment investigation in his office and his extramarital affair. Attorney General Marc Dann, a Democrat elected in 2006 on an anti-corruption platform, said at a news conference that he had to resign to preserve the ability of the office to carry out the priorities he established. "It is ...
Scandal-plagued Ohio attorney general resigns (AP via Yahoo! News)
Ohio's attorney general resigned Wednesday under threat of impeachment because of a sexual harassment investigation in his office and his extramarital affair.
Court rejects appeal by St. Louis County man who beat up his lawyer (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
The Court of Appeals upheld the conviction of a St. Louis County man who attacked his lawyer in the courtroom. He was then forced to represent himself.
Montford resigns as assistant district attorney (Austin American-Statesman)
Mindy Montford has decided she does not want to work for Rosemary Lehmberg, who defeated Montford last month in a bruising Democratic primary runoff election for Travis County district attorney.
Columbus insider to run Attorney General's Office (Dayton Daily News)
Tom Winters, the first assistant attorney general who'll run the office until Gov. Ted Strickland appoints Marc Dann's replacement, is a Columbus insider.
Lawyer denies being new ZTE probe witness (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - Lawyer Alex Avisado denied he is the "Alex" being referred to by Iloilo Vice Governor Rolex Suplico as the new witness on the scrapped multi-milllion dollar national broadband deal with China's Zhong Xing Telecommunications Equipment Company Limited (ZTE).
Muslim lawyer sues MILF (Manila Standard Today)
A Muslim lawyer has asked the Supreme Court to issue a writ of amparo and a protection order against officials of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to stop them from harassing him and his client.
Coalition’s reins go to Fayetteville lawyer (The Fayetteville Observer)
Allen W. Rogers, a Fayetteville lawyer, has been named acting chairman of the Fayetteville Area Coalition for Equality. Rogers replaces Karl Merritt, who resigned last week amid some criticism for comments he made in a Fayetteville Observer story about the presidential primary results.
Referee seeks file in lawyer discipline case (Wisconsin State Journal)
In a test of how far the state's Office of Lawyer Regulation can go to keep its investigations secret, a referee in a disciplinary case has ordered the agency to let him inspect the case file — so far to no avail. The agency on Monday denied referee Stanley Hack access to the file, saying confidentiality rules "specifically do not allow the OLR director to permit a referee to inspect OLR ...
Ohio attorney general resigns (The Washington Times)
Ohios Democratic attorney general resigned yesterday after members of his own party threatened to impeach him over his...
Leonard Williams, 82, Maryland lawyer (The Washington Times)
Leonard John Williams II, a lawyer, died April 26 at his home in Easton, Md., of complications from a fall Dec. 20. He was 82. Mr. Williams grew up in Chevy Chase. He attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and graduated from Harvard University and George Washington University Law School.
Lawyer testifies in fen-phen fraud case (UPI)
LEXINGTON, Ky., May 15 (UPI) -- A Kentucky lawyer involved in a fen-phen settlement case said he was advised to tell clients they were entitled to less money than court documents indicated.
Past may have lead to death, lawyer says (Daily Herald)
A Zion man accused of murdering his 4-month-old daughter had "a nightmarish existence" growing up that may provide a foundation for an insanity defense, his lawyer said Wednesday.
Fellows recommended to be Legislature's next top lawyer (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 12:01 AM- A special legislative panel has recommended hiring John Fellows to become the Legislature's next top lawyer, replacing M. Gay Taylor who is retiring from the general counsel post after 23 years on the job.
Scandal-plagued Ohio attorney general resigns (AP via Yahoo! News)
Ohio's attorney general resigned Wednesday under threat of impeachment because of a sexual harassment investigation in his office and his extramarital affair.
Noted attorney takes bison case (Rocky Mountain News)
The man accused in the deaths of 32 bison who strayed off his Park County neighbor's property has hired a prominent Denver defense attorney.
Jury Finds Attorney Must Return Half of Bonus Paid by Client (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
A Philadelphia jury has found that a family law attorney must return half of the $200,000 bonus a client claimed she was duped into paying after the attorney and his firm helped her secure nearly $5 million in a post-nuptial settlement.
Investigated Ohio attorney general quits (Denver Post)
Ohio's attorney general resigned Wed nesday under threat of impeachment because of a sexual-harassment investigation in his office and his extramarital affair.
Lawyer cries foul in Thompson immigration case (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A lawyer for former Immigration Service boss Mary Anne Thompson says "political concerns" appear to be influencing authorities in their dealings with her.
Lawyer: DA violated client's rights (The Post-Standard)
The lawyer for a Canastota man accused in the beating death of a 3-year-old has filed paperwork with the Madison County Court clerk accusing the district attorney's office of violating his client's constitutional rights.
Dann steps down as attorney general (The Toledo Blade)
After nearly two weeks of resisting calls to resign in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal, a red-eyed Attorney General Marc Dann walked away from his state office in disgrace yesterday. With Gov. Ted Strickland by his side, Mr. Dann said he’d come to the conclusion that most Republicans and Democrats had reached days ago: He had to go.
Ohio attorney general quits under pressure (Seattle Times)
Ohio's attorney general resigned Wednesday under threat of impeachment because of a sexual-harassment investigation in his office and his...
Fen-phen lawyer details bonus (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A lawyer testifies that he received a $3 million bonus and a new car for working on a $200 million settlement for fen-phen users.
Lawyer's sex chat sentence (The Cincinnati Enquirer)
A 48-year-old New Albany lawyer was fined $1,000, sentenced to a month in jail and to three years of probation for online sex chats with a detective who posed as a teen girl.
Council proposal would alter allegiance of city lawyer (Detroit Free Press)
A Detroit City Council committee today is expected to take up a proposal designed to reduce the city's chief lawyer's allegiance to the mayor, a change sought in the wake of the text message scandal.
Lawyer gets 30 days in sex sting (The Columbus Dispatch)
A lawyer arrested on the Statehouse grounds for attempting to meet a teenage girl for sex was sentenced to 30 days in jail yesterday in Warren County.
SC attorney general unveiling hot line for dogfighting tips (The State)
Attorney General Henry McMaster is expanding his efforts to fight dogfighting in South Carolina. His office says McMaster will announce Thursday the creation of a new statewide Crimestoppers hot line and Web site where callers can report tips about suspected dogfighting. If the tips result in a conviction, McMaster says reward money will be distributed on behalf of the Humane Society of the ...
Marc Dann resigns as Ohio attorney general (BizJournals)
Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann, crippled by a sexual harassment scandal surrounding his office and an admitted affair with a staff member, resigned Wednesday.
Scandal-plagued Ohio attorney general resigns (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
By JULIE CARR SMYTH Ohio's attorney general resigned Wednesday under threat of impeachment because of a sexual harassment investigation in his office and his extramarital affair. Attorney General Marc Dann, a Democrat elected in 2006 on an anti-corruption platform, said at a news conference that he had to resign to preserve the ability of the office to carry out the priorities he established. ...
Legislature's top lawyer on the way out (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 9:23 AM- A special legislative panel has recommended hiring John Fellows to become the Legislature's next top lawyer, replacing M. Gay Taylor who is retiring from the general counsel post after 23 years on the job.
Attorney objects to book by witness in Jeffs trial (AP via Yahoo! News)
A book and promotional tour by a woman who helped convict polygamist leader Warren Jeffs could taint the jury pool in a rape case against her cousin and former husband, the husband's attorney said.
Leonard Williams, 82, Maryland lawyer (The Washington Times)
Leonard John Williams II, a lawyer, died April 26 at his home in Easton, Md., of complications from a fall Dec. 20. He was 82. Mr. Williams grew up in Chevy Chase. He attended Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School and graduated from Harvard University and George Washington University Law School.
Attorney objects to book by witness in Jeffs trial (The Charlotte Observer)
A book and promotional tour by a woman who helped convict polygamist leader Warren Jeffs could taint the jury pool in a rape case against her cousin and former husband, the husband's attorney said. Elissa Wall's book, "Stolen Innocence," was released Tuesday by publisher William Morrow. It chronicles her life, including her time with cousin and former husband Allen Steed, whom she describes as ...
Supreme Court suspends lawyer for three years (The Times of Northwest Indiana)
INDIANAPOLIS - An attorney was suspended from practicing law for three years for, among other things, participating in the preparation of a client's will that named the lawyer as primary beneficiary.