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State Attorney General poised to tackle Tankleff case (Newsday)
Monday is the day that lawyers from Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office may tell a Suffolk judge how they will proceed in the case against Martin Tankleff.
Local Attorney Accused Of Sexual Assault (KCRA 3 Sacramento)
A family-law attorney awaiting trial for allegedly sexually assaulting a female client is arrested and charged with 14 more counts of alleged inappropriate sexual manner during attorney-client visits, police say.
Attorney general gives opinion on zoning vote (Ravalli Republic)
A state attorney general’s opinion issued this week is likely to cause a stir across the state of Montana when it comes to municipal voters weighing in on county zoning initiatives, officials said.
Anti-smacking laws a legal minefield: lawyer (Narromine News)
Anti-smacking laws to punish Queensland parents who used "excessive force" to discipline their children could be too hard to prosecute, a lawyer has warned.
Anti-smacking laws a legal minefield: lawyer (Canberra Times)
Anti-smacking laws to punish Queensland parents who used "excessive force" to discipline their children could be too hard to prosecute, a lawyer has warned.
He chose to be own attorney; maybe not so wise (The Virginian-Pilot)
PORTSMOUTH Shawn M. Daniels fired his attorney and then refused to come into the courtroom the day of his trial. He wound up being tried by a jury - a rarity in drug cases. That put Daniels' fate in the hands of Portsmouth residents concerned about drugs in their community. As drug dealers go ...
Attorney, Accountant Charged in Orange County Medical Scam (Insurance Journal)
An attorney and accountant have been charged with participating in a "rent-a-patient" scam described by authorities as the largest medical insurance fraud case in the nation. Roy Chester Dickson, 6
Armed man shot dead by state policeDistrict attorney says killing Norman T. Fuller, 44, appears to be justified (The Daily & Sunday Review)
RIDGEBURY TOWNSHIP - State police on Sunday shot and killed Norman T. Fuller, 44, of Ridgebury Township, who was in possession of a rifle, at his residence, the Bradford County district attorney confirmed.
Milford city attorney leaves post before contract ends (New Haven Register)
MILFORD - After 22 years as city attorney, Marilyn Lipton very quietly called it a career Friday.
Senate confirms Wyo U.S. attorney (Casper Star-Tribune)
CHEYENNE -- The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Kelly Rankin as U.S. attorney for Wyoming Friday.
'Urban translator' Bradley sues lawyer for $250K (Chicago Sun-Times)
Former Gangster Disciples enforcer Wallace "Gator" Bradley says he's no longer a violent man and is using the federal courts -- instead of a baseball bat -- to seek $250,000 from a lawyer for former Death Row inmate Aaron Patterson.
'I am tired of this,' says Antioch trustee Wants probe by state's attorney to settle village's fiscal debate (Lake County News Sun)
ANTIOCH -- Trustee Scott Pierce said he intends to ask the Lake County State's Attorney's Office to investigate allegations of malfeasance alluded to by Trustee Robert Caulfield, who walked out of a village committee meeting Thursday night.
Mark Jimenez won't attend Sandigan hearings, says Nani's lawyer (ABS-CBNNEWS.com)
A lawyer of Hernando Perez on Monday said he is confident former Manila congressman Mark Jimenez will not show up in future hearings of the robbery case filed against Perez before the Sandiganbayan's Second Division.
Attorney believes city can join lawsuit (Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald)
ROANOKE RAPIDS - The city should legally be able to join a lawsuit filed against Randy Parton and his associates, said the attorney who filed the case for a city businessman.
Yengeni's lawyer wants drunk driving case dropped (SABC News)
The office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Western Cape says the lawyer of former ANC chief whip, Tony Yengeni, has made a representation to have charges of drunken driving against his client dropped.
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: Teresa Cunningham: Napa attorney had benefit of role models early in life (North Bay Business Journal)
NAPA – It may have been her surroundings and the people in them that led Napa attorney Teresa Cunningham to a life in the courtroom, but it was a love of helping others that cemented her dedication to the industry that 20 years later has her at the top of the game.
Attorney found dead in his car (The St. Augustine Record)
A prominent Jacksonville attorney was found dead in his car in Ponte Vedra Beach from an apparent suicide on Wednesday.
MCOT English News : Ousted premier's 'candy box' lawyer put behind bars (MCOT - English News By Thai News Agency)
BANGKOK, June 30 (TNA) - Thai police Monday escorted a lawyer for ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra to a six-month prison term for alleged involvement in the attempted Bt2 million bribery at the Supreme Court here.
Bar Association attorney faces battery charge (News On 6 Tulsa)
Associated Press - June 30, 2008 8:05 AM ET OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An Oklahoma Bar Association attorney who investigates misconduct allegations against other attorneys has been arrested for...
Pavarotti estate settled 'fairly': lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Luciano Pavarotti's estate has been settled "fairly," a lawyer said in an interview published Monday after reports of a dispute between the opera legend's second wife and three daughters from his first marriage.
Georgian opposition lawyer asks France for asylum for her son (Russian Information Agency Novosti)
TBILISI, June 30 (RIA Novosti) - A lawyer for a Georgian opposition leader has asked France to give political asylum to her 15-year-old son, who she says is being persecuted at home.
The American Lawyer's July Issue Spotlights Pro Bono Breakout and Crowns Munger, Tolles & Olson as New Am Law ... (Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance)
NEW YORK----The July issue of The American Lawyer reports that, for once, pro bono may be safe from a recession. Based on the magazine’s annual survey results, released today, 2007 proved to be a banner year for volunteer legal service.
High-Profile U.S. Trial Lawyer Scruggs Sentenced to 5 Years (Insurance Journal)
A high-profile Mississippi lawyer, who became unpopular on Wall Street for battling powerful companies, was sentenced to five years in prison Friday after pleading guilty to conspiring to bribe a judg
The American Lawyer's July Issue Spotlights Pro Bono Breakout and Crowns Munger, Tolles & Olson as New Am Law ... (Centre Daily Times)
The July issue of The American Lawyer reports that, for once, pro bono may be safe from a recession. Based on the magazine's annual survey results, released today, 2007 proved to be a banner year for volunteer legal service. The average Am Law firm logged 25,893 hours, up 13.2 percent from 2006, while total hours contributed by the nation's 200 largest firms grew to 4.8 million--a record. Also ...
Luciano Pavarotti - Pavarotti Estate Settled Fairly Says Widows Lawyer (ContactMusic)
LATEST: The estate of late opera legend LUCIANO PAVAROTTI has been settled "fairly", according to his widow's lawyer - despite reports of a bitter feud between the star's wife ...
Benguet lawyer named to UN rights group (Philstar.com)
BAGUIO CITY – Filipino lawyer Jose Mencio Molintas, who is from Benguet in the Cordillera region, was recently appointed to the five-member Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations Human Rights Council.
Bribery Scheme gets Mississippi Attorney Scruggs 5 Years in Prison (Insurance Journal)
A U.S. District Judge sentenced Mississippi attorney, Richard "Dickie'' Scruggs, who became one of the wealthiest civil lawsuit attorneys in the country by taking on tobacco, asbestos and insurance co
Lawyer for Luciano Pavarotti's widow says friendly agreement reached on inheritance (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
MILAN, Italy - A lawyer for Luciano Pavarotti's widow says his family has come to a friendly agreement on how to divide up his estate. Pavarotti had drafted two wills near the end of his yearlong battle with cancer.
Pavarotti estate settled 'fairly': lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Luciano Pavarotti's estate has been settled "fairly," a lawyer said in an interview published Monday after reports of a dispute between the opera legend's second wife and three daughters from his first marriage.
Lawyer for Pavarotti widow says friendly agreement reached on inheritance (Fox 12 Idaho)
Associated Press - June 30, 2008 1:23 PM ET MILAN, Italy (AP) - A lawyer for Luciano Pavarotti's widow says his family has come to a friendly agreement on how to divide up his estate.
Lawyer for Pavarotti widow says friendly agreement reached on inheritance (WTOL 11 Toledo)
Associated Press - June 30, 2008 1:23 PM ET MILAN, Italy (AP) - A lawyer for Luciano Pavarotti's widow says his family has come to a friendly agreement on how to divide up his estate.
Bar Assoc. Attorney Accused Of Sexual Battery (KOCO 5 Oklahoma City)
An Oklahoma Bar Association attorney who investigates misconduct allegations against other attorneys is arrested on suspicion of sexual battery.
Police report reveals details of attorney's alleged sexual battery (The Oklahoman)
A crying woman told police Oklahoma City attorney Dan Murdock got her alone at Remington Park Saturday night, asked if she is a tease, then pulled down her top and bit her on the breast, police reported. The woman said he also grabbed her by the hair, bit her neck and grabbed her outside her clothes in her genital area. "But he didn't rape me," she told police in tears. Murdock, 62, is general ...
Negron backs attorney in GOP primary for Mahoney’s seat (The Hill)
The 2006 Republican nominee for Rep. Tim Mahoney’s (D-Fla.) seat on Monday endorsed attorney Tom Rooney in the GOP primary in that district.
Attorney Minor files appeal of judicial bribery conviction (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
Biloxi attorney Paul Minor has filed an appeal of his judicial bribery conviction with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Lawyer: Pavarotti's Family Reaches Agreement on Inheritance (Fox News)
Pavarotti's family has come to an agreement on how to divide up his estate, says a lawyer for the late musician's widow.
Dade schools attorney probed over relocation (Miami Herald)
The Miami-Dade school district's inspector general is investigating a payment made to School Board attorney JulieAnn Rico for relocation expenses.
Attorney wants high court justice disqualified (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - June 30, 2008 2:55 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An attorney recently ordered to pay more than $87,000 in court costs and fees wants the Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear his case...
Attorney files complaint against PAC's Web site (WBAY Green Bay)
Associated Press - June 30, 2008 3:15 PM ET MADISON, Wis. (AP) - An attorney has filed a complaint alleging a political action committee's Web site has violated state law by failing to say...
Attorney wants high court justice disqualified in gay remark case (Pioneer Press)
MADISON — An attorney recently ordered to pay more than $87,000 in court costs and fees wants the Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear his case again but without Justice Louis Butler.
New attorney general takes low-key approach (The Columbus Dispatch)
Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers, appointed a month ago to clean up the mess left by predecessor Marc Dann, said today that she's moving slowly and cautiously rather than making wholesale changes.
Paul Charlton endorses Gerald Richard for county attorney (BizJournals)
Former U.S. Attorney Paul Charlton has endorsed Gerald Richard over incumbent Andrew Thomas for Maricopa County Attorney.
Al-Arian's lawyer disputes contempt charges (Orlando Sentinel)
A former professor once accused of being a terrorist leader is now defending himself against criminal contempt charges that never should have been filed, his defense lawyer said Monday.
Florida attorney general sues lender Countrywide (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Florida will be taking legal action against Countrywide Financial Corp. for what Attorney General Bill McCollum calls misleading and unfair trade practices.
'Self-centred' killer jailed for murdering lawyer (The Age)
A man convicted of murdering his former lawyer, whom he blamed for the loss of his home in a divorce settlement, has been described as aggressive, manipulative and self-centred by a Supreme Court judge.
Florida attorney general sues Countrywide (San Jose Mercury News)
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Countrywide Financial, the nation's largest mortgage lender, was sued today by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum for misleading and unfair trade practices.
Florida attorney general sues Countrywide (Miami Herald)
Countrywide Financial Corp., the nation's largest mortgage lender, was sued Monday by Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum for misleading and unfair trade practices.
U.S. court's Arar decision allows for torture: lawyer (CTV.ca)
A United States appeals court decision upholding the dismissal of a lawsuit from Canadian Maher Arar essentially enables the U.S. government to send foreigners to be tortured, a lawyer with a human rights group representing Arar said Monday.