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Man Held In Italy Slaying Cleared, Lawyer Says (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
SEATTLE -- A man held in the slaying in Italy of a British exchange student has been cleared in the case, his lawyer said. A University of Washington student, Amanda Knox of Seattle, is in jail in Italy, under investigation in last November's killing of Meredith Kercher.
Lawyer files as independent for Ohio attorney general (FOX 19 Cincinnati)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A trial attorney filed Tuesday as an independent candidate for Ohio attorney general. According to his law office Web site, Robert M. Owens of Delaware is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and Capital Law School.
Colbry runs for 4th term as prosecuting attorney (The Argus-Press)
CORUNNA - Randy Colbry, 58, of Corunna, has filed to run for election to a fourth four-year term as Shiawassee County Prosecuting Attorney.
Rights violated in campaign rally arrests, attorney argues (The Gazette)
Christine Nelson and Alice McCabe were standing by many others in a section of Noelridge Park during a 2004 campaign rally by President Bush, but they were the only ones arrested, defense attorney David O'Brien said today in his opening statement at the two womens' federal civil trial.Secret Service agent Bruce Macauley told Nelson and McCabe to move from the area where they were standing, and ...
Defense attorney in sex trial begins closing statement (Press & Sun-Bulletin)
The defense attorney for Dean Sacco began his closing arguments this afternoon in Binghamton's federal court.
Attorney General's office dismisses assistant (Minnesota Public Radio)
An assistant attorney general has been fired after an investigation found no evidence to support her claims of ethical lapses in the office.
Minn. Attorney General Fires Lawyer Who Leveled Accusations (FOX 9 News Twin Cities)
A government lawyer who accused Attorney General Lori Swanson of pushing ethical boundaries was fired Tuesday, coinciding with the release of a report discrediting claims that two lawsuits related to mortgage foreclosures were crafted to suit a public-relations strategy.
State Attorney General fires lawyer who leveled accusations of misconduct (Pioneer Press)
A government lawyer who accused Attorney General Lori Swanson of pushing ethical boundaries was fired today, coinciding with the release of a report discrediting claims that two lawsuits related to mortgage foreclosures were crafted to suit a public-relations strategy.
Lawyer contends Mattel owns rights to Bratz dolls (AP via Yahoo! News)
The rights to the popular Bratz doll franchise belong to Mattel Inc., not a rival toymaker that stole the concept that became a global darling among consumers, a lawyer for Mattel said Tuesday.
Lawyer: Delta trip to Argentina was a nightmare (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
A New York City lawyer has sued Delta Air Lines for nearly $1 million, claiming the company's incompetent and rude employees made his 80-year-old mother's birthday trip to South America a stressful, costly horror. [ Submit your comments below. ] Attorney Richard Roth says not only did he and his family arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina, almost three days late, he had to spend unplanned thousands ...
Prosecutors recommend lawyer get $10M fine, prison sentence (The Fresno Bee)
Prosecutors have recommended that a prominent New York lawyer be sentenced to nearly three years in prison and a $10 million fine for leading a conspiracy to cheat some of America's largest corporations.
Prosecutors recommend prison, $10M fine for lawyer (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Prosecutors are recommending that a prominent New York lawyer be sentenced to nearly three years in prison and a $10 million fine for leading a conspiracy to cheat some of America's largest corporations.
Minn. Attorney General fires lawyer who leveled accusations (KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul)
A government lawyer who accused Attorney General Lori Swanson of pushing ethical boundaries was fired Tuesday, coinciding with the release of a report
State Attorney General Wins Lawsuit Against Computer Company (NY1 News)
Attorney General Andrew Cuomo won a lawsuit Tuesday against one of the largest computer companies in the world. An Albany County Supreme Court judge ruled Dell Computers and its financial services branch misled customers.
NYC Lawyer Sues Delta Over Delayed, Stressful Trip (WNBC)
A New York City lawyer has sued Delta Air Lines Inc. for nearly $1 million, claiming the company's incompetent and rude employees made his 80-year-old mother's birthday trip to South America a stressful, costly horror.
Lawyer Sues Delta Air Lines Over Delayed Trip, 'Rude' Treatment (Law.com)
A New York City lawyer has sued Delta Air Lines for nearly $1 million, claiming that incompetent and rude employees made his 80-year-old mother's birthday trip to South America a stressful, costly horror. Attorney Richard Roth says not only did he and his family arrive in Argentina almost three days late, he had to spend unplanned thousands of dollars on food, hotels and transportation, and buy ...
Grasso Pay Case Tests Attorney General's Power (Law.com)
Former New York Stock Exchange Chairman Richard A. Grasso's struggle to retain his $185 million pay package will test the dimensions of the state attorney general's power of parens patriae when the case is heard in the new session of New York state's high court. The solicitor general will argue that the AG's parens patriae powers enable the office to go after Grasso's compensation package as ...
State Attorney General Gets Involved In Nowak Case (Central Florida News 13)
A published report says the state Attorney General's Office wants to speak with the appelate court hearing the case on whether a conversation former astronaut Lisa Nowak had with an officer in February 2007 following her assault arrest can be used as evidence in court.
Local man to help GOP pick attorney general candidate (Middletown Journal)
Ohio Republicans are counting on star power and Democratic scandal to help them retake the Ohio Attorney General's Office, according to former Butler County GOP Chairman Carlos Todd.
Council votes to hire attorney for battles with city (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)
Seven of nine Pittsburgh City Council members said Tuesday they want to hire an independent attorney to represent them when the lawmakers fight legal battles against Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's administration.
Council agrees to hire its own lawyer (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Seven Pittsburgh Council members have agreed to hire a lawyer to represent the city's legislative branch. ...
Hilliard targets venues offering gambling; Callahan attorney says state law covers it (The Florida Times-Union)
The Hilliard Town Council has taken a preemptive strike to keep venues that offer games of chance, such as slot machines, out of the town, while Callahan's town attorney says state law already gives Callahan the ability to block such businesses.
U.S. Attorney: Prosecution Of Child Porn Cases Up 40 Percent (NBC San Diego)
U.S. Attorney Karen P. Hewitt announces dispositions in three separate cases in San Diego federal court involving charges of possession of child pornography.
Grasso Pay Case Tests Attorney General's Power (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Former New York Stock Exchange Chairman Richard A. Grasso's struggle to retain his $185 million pay package will test the dimensions of the state attorney general's power of parens patriae when the case is heard in the new session of New York state's high court.
Ocean City solicitor: Minutes remain subject to attorney-client privilege (Press of Atlantic City)
OCEAN CITY - The city solicitor says elected officials do not have to release closed-door minutes that would violate attorney-client privilege - even after the legal issue is resolved.
Lawyer argues Bratz idea belongs to Mattel / Toy company says it employed designer who created concept (San Francisco Chronicle)
The rights to the popular Bratz doll franchise belong to Mattel Inc., not a rival toymaker that stole the concept that became a global darling among consumers, a lawyer for Mattel said Tuesday. Attorney John Quinn made the claim during his opening statement...
GOOOOOOAL FOR LAWYER (New York Post)
Ciao, Roma! High-powered New York criminal defense lawyer Joseph Tacopina is on the verge of buying AS Roma - Rome's storied pro soccer team, The Post has learned. Tacopina, who's being backed by international financier George Soros, is...
Lawyer: Mother's Delta Trip A 'Horror' (CBS 46 News Atlanta)
A lawyer is suing Delta Airlines after he says the Atlanta-based airline turned his mother's Christmas trip into a "horror."
Lawyer files as independent for Ohio attorney general (WKYC Cleveland)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A trial attorney filed yesterday as an independent candidate for Ohio attorney general. According to his law office Web site, Robert Owens of Delaware is a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University and Capital Law School.
AEC submits CTX files to attorney general (The Nation - Thailand's English news)
The Assets Examination Committee (AEC) Wednesday submitted 10 boxes of investigation files of the CTX bomb-scanner case to seek the Attorney General's decision to indict 25 suspects allegedly involved in the corruption scandal that are estimated to have cost the state over Bt6.93 billion in damages.
NYC Lawyer Sues Delta Over Delayed, Stressful Trip (1010 WINS New York)
A New York City lawyer has sued Delta Air Lines Inc. for nearly $1 million, claiming the company's incompetent and rude employees made his 80-year-old mother's birthday trip to South America a stressful, costly horror. LISTEN NOW TO 1010 WINS
Center City lawyer to head Pa. Bar Association (The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Philadelphia lawyer Clifford E. Haines will become president-elect of the Pennsylvania Bar Association at the conclusion of the group's annual meeting June 6 in Hershey, according to the bar. The move paves the way for Haines to become president of the association next year.
Remains found may be attorney missing since 2005 (Detroit Free Press)
Michigan State Police in Cheboygan said Tuesday they're trying to determine whether partial remains of a body found on the Lake Huron shoreline Monday are that of a Grosse Pointe Farms attorney who has been missing since 2005.
Attorney candidates debate role in working with police (The Florida Times-Union)
The first "constituent" state attorney candidates saw when they showed up for a forum Tuesday at the Jacksonville Zoo was Petey, a 2-year-old, cross-eyed opossum.
'Devoted’ local attorney was ‘his children’s hero’ (Fort Pierce Tribune)
Friends and colleagues Tuesday remembered Robert N. "Bobby" Klein as a brilliant real estate attorney, a devoted father and husband, and a man with quite a sense of humor
Vandals target state attorney campaign signs (Northwest Florida Daily News)
PANAMA CITY BEACH -- State attorney candidate Glenn Hess has a message for the people who have been defacing his campaign signs with obscene drawings. "This has to stop," an angry Hess said Tuesday. His opponent agreed. "They did one of mine on Thomas Drive and several others," incumbent State Attorney Steve Meadows said Tuesday. A number of other signs have been torn down, he added. For the ...
Governor to make attorney general annoucement at 10 a.m. (Live video) (The Columbus Dispatch)
Gov. Ted Strickland is scheduled to make an announcement regarding the Ohio Attorney General's Office at 10 a.m. in the Governor's Office.
Ohio State law dean appointed acting attorney general (BizJournals)
Nancy Hardin Rogers, dean of Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law, has been picked by Gov. Ted Strickland to serve as the state's acting attorney general.
New Ohio Attorney General Named (WKBN 27 Youngstown)
In a morning press conference on Wednesday, Governor Ted Strickland named the dean of the Ohio State University law school to serve temporarily as attorney general.
New Ohio Attorney General Named (WYTV Youngstown)
Governor Ted Strickland names Nancy Rodgers as the new Ohio Attorney General to replace Marc Dann.
Malawi court approves Madonna adoption: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A Malawian court ruled on Wednesday that Madonna may formally adopt the baby boy she took home from an orphanage in the impoverished southern African nation, a lawyer for the U.S. pop star said.
Defense attorney criticizes Geneva cop in rape trial (News 10 NBC Rochester)
While jurors were held in another room, defense attorney John Parrinello on Tuesday criticized a Geneva police detective's investigation into allegations that Preston Wido had raped...
Lawyer sues Delta for ruining family vacation (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A New York lawyer is suing Delta Air Lines for $1 million, saying his family vacation turned into a nightmare after they were stranded in an airport for days and treated disdainfully by airline employees.
Belarus holds U.S. lawyer over drugs (MSNBC)
A U.S. lawyer who is an expert on organized crime in the former Soviet Union faces drug-smuggling charges more than two months after his arrest by Belarusian security agents, an official said Wednesday.
Victoria police chief, ex-city attorney indicted (KRIS-TV Corpus Christi)
VICTORIA, Texas -- Victoria's police chief and former city attorney have been indicted on charges alleging they tampered with an investigation by leaking information about it with a...
Attorney: lawsuit against Kline should be dismissed (The Kansas City Star)
The Kansas Supreme Court should dismiss a lawsuit Planned Parenthood filed last year against Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline, Kline’s attorney argues in a brief filed today with the court.
Lawyer for Nevada's first lady files legal document claiming affair reason for divorce (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
First lady Dawn Gibbon’s lawyer Cal Dunlap, in legal documents filed today, alleges that the real reason Gov. Jim Gibbons is seeking a divorce is because he is having an affair with another woman. The purpose of the filing was to ask that the divorce case be unsealed.
Malawi court approves Madonna adoption: lawyer (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
A Malawian court ruled on Wednesday that Madonna could adopt a baby boy she met in an orphanage in the impoverished southern African nation, a lawyer for the U.S. pop star said.
Muliaga lawyer blasts antics (The New Zealand Herald)
The lawyer representing the widower of Folole Muliaga has hit out at her courtroom opponents, accusing them of being disrespectful and reducing Mrs Muliaga's husband to tears.
Forman's lawyer slams police investigation (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
Police investigating the death of Hawke's Bay farmer Jack Nicholas "simply picked the wrong man," the lawyer for Murray Foreman, who was acquitted of the murder last night, says.