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Columbiana lawyer leads fundraising for Shelby commission races (Birmingham News)
A lawyer making his first run for public office leads the fundraising among candidates for four contested Shelby County Commission seats in Tuesday's Republican primary.
Caribbean PM assaulted her: Toronto lawyer (Toronto Star)
A Toronto human rights lawyer has charged the prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines with sexually assaulting her during a meeting in his island mansion.
Business buzz: Attorney named to legal elite list (The Sarasota Herald-Tribune)
The Sarasota-based law firm of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A., recently announced that attorney and shareholder William W. Merrill III has been chosen by his peers as one of the 2008 Florida Legal Elite, a group comprising the top 2 percent of lawyers practicing in Florida.
Lawyer sues airline for ruining family vacation (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A New York lawyer is suing Delta Air Lines for $US1 million, saying his family vacation turned into a nightmare after they were stranded in an airport for days and treated disdainfully by airline employees.
Rolle, attorney split on trial move (Casper Star-Tribune)
A Casper man charged with murdering a woman he once dated "adamantly opposed" his attorney's effort to move his murder trial outside of Natrona County, his attorney said Friday.
City attorney announces retirement after 13 years (San Diego Union-Tribune)
CHULA VISTA – City Attorney Ann Moore, who presided over Chula Vista's boom years of intense growth and development, has announced that she will retire Thursday, after 13 years with the city.
Attorney's fees awarded to golf bias suit winner (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - A Hampden Superior Court judge ordered the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association to pay $19,110 in attorney's fees for a Springfield girl, Lindsey L. Thomka, who sued in 2005 for the right to compete in a boys golf championship.
Attorney seeks dismissal of child abuse charge (Midland Daily News)
The attorney representing a Midland man charged with first-degree child abuse is asking that the case against his client be dismissed.
Virginia attorney general to challenge court's OK of partial-birth abortion (The Washington Examiner)
Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell on Friday said he will request a full hearing of a federal court ruling that struck down the state's ban on partial-birth abortion.
City attorney announces retirement after 13 years (San Diego Union-Tribune)
CHULA VISTA – City Attorney Ann Moore, who presided over Chula Vista's boom years of intense growth and development, has announced that she will retire Thursday, after 13 years with the city.
Attorney elected regents chairman (Billings Gazette)
HAVRE - The state Board of Regents has elected Bozeman attorney Steven M. Barrett as its new chairman.
Another One Bites The Dust! Attorney General Employee Arrested on Drug Charges (19 Action News Cleveland)
COLUMBUS, OH - An employee of the Ohio attorney general's office has been arrested by federal agents on charges she was involved in a cocaine-dealing ring. Thirty-one-year-old Joy Freeman was arrested Thursday on charges including owning a home where cocaine was made and sold, fraudulently obtaining mortgages and using illegal drug proceeds to pay for the home.
Attorney seeks dismissal of child abuse charge (Midland Daily News)
The attorney representing a Midland man charged with first-degree child abuse is asking that the case against his client be dismissed.
Blunt's attorney seeks to dismiss Nixon's lawsuit (The Springfield News-Leader)
An attorney for Republican Gov. Matt Blunt wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming he must turn over records to investigators appointed by Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon.
Attorney sentenced in check case (KATC 3 Lafayette)
LAFAYETTE, La. -- A former Abbeville city attorney has been sentenced to 14 months in prison on charges related to more than $500,000 in bad checks drawn on his law firm trust account.
Ex-Everett Lawyer Admits He Swindled Clients (KIRO 7 Seattle-Tacoma)
SEATTLE -- A 62-year-old former Everett lawyer has pleaded guilty to a single count of wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in federal prison. As part of a plea agreement in U.S. District Court in Seattle, Barry Hammer admitted engaging in a scheme to defraud clients of up to $1 million.
Ex-WA lawyer admits he swindled clients (KNDO - KNDU Tri-Cities)
Associated Press - May 31, 2008 2:35 PM ET SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - A 62-year-old former Everett lawyer has pleaded guilty to a single count of wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in federal...
Ex-WA lawyer admits he swindled clients (Seattle Times)
A 62-year-old former Everett lawyer has pleaded guilty to a single count of wire fraud and faces up to 20 years in federal prison.
SF Attorney Fights Back Against Gay Marriage Foes (KRXI-TV Reno)
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera plans to file opposition next week to a request by 10 state attorneys general for a delay in the California Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling.
Attorney sentenced in check case (KPLC Lake Charles)
Associated Press - May 31, 2008 3:54 PM ET LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former Abbeville city attorney has been sentenced to 14 months in prison on charges related to more than $500,000 in bad...
Hero lawyer sues Army over sex discrimination (Daily Telegraph)
A female Army lawyer who helped to rescue two SAS soldiers held prisoner in Iraq is suing the Army for £650,000 after claiming she was "victimised" by senior officers.
Attorney general employee arrested on drug charges (WKYC Cleveland)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An employee of the Ohio attorney general's office has been arrested by federal agents on charges she was involved in a cocaine-dealing ring.
Blunt attorney wants e-mail lawsuit dismissed (Columbia Missourian)
BRANSON — An attorney for Republican Gov. Matt Blunt wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming he must turn over records to investigators appointed by Democratic Attorney General Jay ...
Blunt attorney wants e-mail lawsuit dismissed (Columbian Missourian)
BRANSON — An attorney for Republican Gov. Matt Blunt wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit claiming he must turn over records to investigators appointed by Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon.
William Bedker appointed Dodge County district attorney (Fond du Lac Reporter)
MADISON Gov. Jim Doyle has appointed William Bedker as Dodge County district attorney. Bedker will fill the vacancy created by the election of Steven Bauer as a judge for Dodge County Circuit Court. Bedker will begin his new duties on June 16 and serve a term ending Jan. 5, 2009. William Bedkers record as an assistant prosecutor and legal instructor will bring a great deal of knowledge and ...