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Ohio Dems strip embattled attorney general of endorsement (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
The Ohio Democratic Party no longer considers scandal-plagued Attorney General Marc Dann one of its own, voting Saturday to strip an officeholder of his endorsement for the first time in the organization's history. Members of the state party's executive committee moved quickly with a voice vote after little discussion. Only one member of the roughly 150-member committee voiced a "no," ...
Ohio Dems strip embattled attorney general of endorsement (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Ohio Democratic Party no longer considers scandal-plagued Attorney General Marc Dann one of its own, voting Saturday to strip an officeholder of his endorsement for the first time in the organization's history.
Attorney to Search Yates' Condo (WEAU Eau Claire)
The attorney for a Baraboo father accused of killing his 5-week-old sons has won the right to search his client's rented condo.
Girl's attorney: Bus attack was not a misunderstanding (Bay News 9 Tampa Bay)
PINELLAS COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- The attorney of a young girl who was allegedly sexually battered on a school bus outside of Dixie M. Hollins High School has said that the incident was not a misunderstanding.
Former lawyer faces child porn charges (WPVI-TV Philadelphia)
A disbarred Wilmington lawyer is facing several charges after police found child pornography on a computer in his home.
Lincoln County attorney can’t file charges against sheriff (Lincoln Journal Star)
NORTH PLATTE — The Lincoln County attorney says charges will not be filed against Sheriff Jerome Kramer, who has admitted to drinking beer while riding in a car.
Attorney For Sexual Battery Victim Speaks Out (The Tampa Tribune)
WESTCHASE - Hours after one of three suspects in the sexual battery of a 15-year-old girl was released from Pinellas County Jail Saturday, the girl's attorney spoke out against comments made by the defendant's mother.
Lawyer: Kirsch Nearing Plea In 'Bonnie And Clyde' ID Theft Case (NBC 10 Philadelphia)
A lawyer for a woman charged with stealing people's credit to travel the world in style says the former Drexel University student is nearing a federal plea deal.
Idaho's attorney general clears tech center (The Spokesman-Review)
The Idaho attorney general’s office has concluded that researchers at a University of Idaho center in Post Falls broke no state laws in blending the interests of the university and two private companies that benefited the researchers.
Attorney For Alleged Killer Of Auburn Student Lauren Burk Plans Insanity Defense (WSB-TV 2 Atlanta)
Lawyers for Courtney Collins have filed documents claiming mental illness. AUBURN, Al. -- An attorney is preparing an insanity defense for a man accused in the slaying of Auburn University freshman Lauren Burk.
Lawyer says young Philly jet-setter nearing plea in ID case (AP via Yahoo! News)
A former college student accused of stealing people's credit to travel the world with her Ivy League boyfriend is nearing a federal plea deal, her lawyer said.
Lawyer says young Philly jet-setter nearing plea in ID case (The Charlotte Observer)
A former college student accused of stealing people's credit to travel the world with her Ivy League boyfriend is nearing a federal plea deal, her lawyer said. Jocelyn Kirsch, 22, and Edward Anderton, 25, are due in state court in Philadelphia on Monday for a preliminary hearing. They will not appear as the case is moved to federal court, the lawyer said. "It's obviously been a difficult, taxing ...
Attorney prepares insanity defense in slaying of Auburn student (AccessNorthGA)
AUBURN, Ala. - An attorney is preparing an insanity defense for a man accused in the slaying of Auburn University freshman Lauren Burk.
Attorney general hopeful focuses on meth (Billings Gazette)
This is the second in a series of stories on issues being promoted by each of the five attorney general candidates.
CFO and lawyer quit ICC posts (Gulf Times)
DUBAI: Faisal Hasnain, the ICC's Chief Financial Officer, and Urvasi Naidoo, the in-house lawyer, have tendered their resignations from the world body, a spokesperson confirmed.
Attorney wants robbery confession tossed (Deseret Morning News)
An attorney representing a Utah man accused of going on a crime spree after being accidentally released from jail says his client's confession to police should be thrown out.
CAROL CAIN: Lawyer melds soul music, tech savvy (Detroit Free Press)
Chris Rizik has an eclectic career. By day, he is a lawyer and financier who cofounded Ardesta LLC, the $100-million venture capital fund in Ann Arbor that backs companies involved in nanotechnology.
Lawyer: Zimbabwe Police Arrest 56 Opposition Activists (Nasdaq)
HARARE (AFP)--Zimbabwe police have arrested 56 opposition activists in the farming town of Shamva on charges of public violence, an opposition lawyer said Sunday.
Attorney: Lawsuit vs. trooper about accountability (The Courier News)
A woman's wrongful-death lawsuit against an Illinois State Police trooper involved in a crash that killed her daughters is more about holding law enforcers accountable than the $24 million in damages sought, her attorney said Friday.
Attorney prepares insanity defense for man in Auburn slaying (Montgomery Advertiser)
An attorney is preparing an insanity defense for a man accused in the slaying of Auburn University freshman Lauren Burk.
Girl's attorney: Bus attack was not a misunderstanding (Bay News 9 Tampa Bay)
PINELLAS COUNTY (Bay News 9) -- The attorney of a young girl who was allegedly sexually battered on a school bus outside of Dixie M. Hollins High School has said that the incident was not a misunderstanding.
Supervisors discuss raise for prosecuting attorney (The Vicksburg Post)
How much to raise the pay of Warren County Prosecuting Attorney Richard Johnson remains to be decided by county supervisors.
Democrats strip attorney general of endorsement (Coshocton Tribune)
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Democratic Party no longer considers scandal-plagued Attorney General Marc Dann one of its own, formally voting Saturday to strip an officeholder of his endorsement for the first time in the organization's history.
Over fifty Zim activists arrested - lawyer (Independent Online)
An opposition lawyer in Zimbabwe has claimed that scores of opposition activists have been detained on charges on public violence.
Ohio Democrats strip attorney general of endorsement (WTOL 11 Toledo)
Ohio Democrats have rescinded their 2006 endorsement of Attorney General Marc Dann.
Lawyer Of Man Accused Of Abusing Child Speaks Out (WESH 2 Orlando)
The lawyer for an Orlando man accused of abusing his adopted children speaks with WESH 2 News about the case.
Supervisors to appoint interim county attorney, assistants (Southwest Iowa News)
The Crawford County Board of Supervisors will meet tomorrow (Saturday, May 10) at 8 a.m. and appoint Michael Mundt of Denison as part-time interim county attorney.
Safford attorney reverses conflict opinion (Eastern Arizona Courier)
The Safford city attorney has changed his mind three times in the past three months on whether Mayor Ron Green had a conflict of interest regarding the proposed Exeter Development Commerce Park.
Kapampangan lawyer hurdles UK solicitor's exam (Sun Star)
ANGELES CITY -- Lawyer Agustin L. Angeles successfully passed the Heads I (Property), II (Civil Litigation) and III (Financial Services and Accounts) of the prestigious Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) held last March in Los Angeles, California.
Report on Bahrain torture claims inconclusive: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
A medical report addressing allegations that 15 Bahraini Shiite opposition activists accused of clashing with police were tortured in custody is inconclusive, a defence lawyer said Sunday.
Trial For State's Attorney DUI Case Monday (CBS 13 Baltimore)
Wicomico County State's Attorney Davis Ruark is scheduled to appear in court on drunken driving and weapons charges on Monday morning.
Crown lawyer apologises for no-show (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
A crown lawyer in the Kahui murder trial said a misunderstanding between him and a colleagues was the reason none of the Crown team had prepared to cross-examine a witness on Friday.
Former attorney Sheehan disbarred (Fall River Herald News)
Former attorney Stafford Sheehan has been disbarred by the state Supreme Judicial Court for misappropriating client funds.
Immigration lawyer loses appeal (The Daily Record)
A Montgomery County immigration lawyer who challenged his immigration fraud convictions has been handed a defeat by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Report on Bahrain torture claims inconclusive: lawyer (Middle East Times)
Bahraini Shiites throw stones at the special forces during clashes in Sanabis, south of the capital Manama in February 2007. A medical report addressing allegations that 15 Bahraini Shiite opposition activists accused of clashing with police were tortured in custody is inconclusive, a defence lawyer said Sunday.
Joseph Egan, Lawyer Who Fought Nuclear Waste Site, Is Dead at 53 (New York Times)
Mr. Egan, a nuclear engineer-turned-lawyer, led Nevada?s legal campaign to block a nuclear waste dump at Yucca Mountain.
ECU hires university attorney (The Daily Reflector)
Donna Gooden Payne, university counsel at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, has been named university attorney at East Carolina University.
Lawyer volunteers to answer calls for free (The Republican)
SPRINGFIELD - Legal questions on any topic will be answered free of charge for Western Massachusetts residents when the Massachusetts Bar Association conducts its semi-annual Dial-a-Lawyer program on May 21.
Stacey settles with former attorney (The Sharon Herald)
Raymond Stacey has reached a settlement with a former family attorney, ending the legal malpractice claims in his long-running lawsuit over the demolition of his parents’ house in Hermitage.
Be picky to make sure power of attorney is honored (Dallas Morning News)
The durable power of attorney is a critical component of estate planning. But it could run into roadblocks if you don't craft it correctly.
Monday update: No disciplinary hearing set yet for Kelso lawyer Ott (The Daily News)
Officials from the Washington State Bar Association are likely to set a disciplinary hearing within the month for longtime Kelso lawyer Dennis Ott, who is once again under review for professional conduct.
Contract Attorney Company Opens Boston Office (Law.com via Yahoo! Finance)
Contract attorney company Counsel on Call opened a Boston office with former Brown Rudnick partner Nancy Reiner as executive director. Counsel on Call attorneys handle cases and other matters on an assignment basis, either at the client's site or remotely.
Cowboy attorney (Helena Independent Record)
TOWNSEND - It was 30 years ago this past week that John T. Flynn first strode into the job of Broadwater County attorney. He was 25 years old, the youngest county attorney in office at that time.
Lawyer intent on collecting fees (Cebu Daily News)
CEBU CITY, Philippines - A lawyer who was recently warned by the Supreme Court not to treat the law profession as a money-making venture is pushing for his case to collect monetary compensation from the Cebu provincial government.
Ohio Attorney General Scandal Divides Ohio Democrats (Indiana's NewsCenter)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The standoff between Governor Strickland and others against Attorney General Marc Dann ought to appear to followers of this year's contentious Democratic presidential primary as just more of the same.
(UPDATE) Robbers kill lawyer, 2 cops in Manila (Philippine Daily Inquirer)
MANILA, Philippines -- A businessman-lawyer who had just withdrawn P1 million from a bank was killed by six robbers who then slew two responding policemen in a shootout in Paco, Manila, Monday morning.
Convicted police lieutenant hires seasoned attorney to defend pension (The Salem News)
PEABODY and mdash; Lt. Edward Bettencourt seems to be taking no chances with his retirement. The convicted police lieutenant has hired high-power labor attorney Paul T. Hynes to represent him May 23 before the city's five-member Retirement Board, which will decide whether he can keep his pension.
Lawyer seeks SC protection vs MILF threats, harassments (GMA News)
MANILA, Philippines - A Muslim lawyer who accused officials of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) of harassing him and kidnapping his client has sought the protection of the Supreme Court.
Lawyer justifies move by J Arthur Brown's wife (SABC News)
The lawyer of embattled Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown, Rashaad Khan, has denied that Brown's wife, Susan, has fled the country to escape arrest in connection with the Fidentia scandal. Khan says Mrs Brown has received an employment offer in Australia.
Ohio Democrats Strip Attorney General Of Endorsement (FOX 8 Cleveland)
Ohio Democrats have rescinded their 2006 endorsement of Attorney General Marc Dann.