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Complaints filed against women in Ohio Attorney General scandal (Akron Beacon Journal)
Associated Press COLUMBUS: Two women whose claims of sexual harassment triggered a scandal at the Ohio attorney general's office have been accused of harassing co-workers.
50 Cent 'wants to see his son,' lawyer says (Newsday)
Rapper 50 Cent hasn't seen his son since a Suffolk judge last month signed an order enforcing the hip-hop star's right to do so, his lawyer charged in court.
U.S. attorney alleges Cook County Jail violates rights (Chicago Tribune)
Sheriff Tom Dart criticizes report that cites violence, poor medical care The constitutional rights of inmates at Cook County Jail are systematically violated, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Chicago, which just released the findings of a 17-month investigation of the facility.
Attorney general says Idaho Tax Commission broke no laws; auditor rejects findings (Canadian Business)
John Miller July 17, 2008 - 11:02 a.m. BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho attorney general has concluded that state tax commissioners broke no laws by settling tax protests with large, often out-of-state corporations.
50 Cent 'wants to see his son,' lawyer says (Newsday)
Rapper 50 Cent may reach millions through his hits, but he hasn't seen his son since a Suffolk judge last month signed an order enforcing the hip-hop star's right to do so, his lawyer charged in court Thursday.
Madeleine parents want files if Portuguese case closed: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Madeleine McCann's parents believe any decision by Portuguese investigators to close their case would free-up details for use in their private search, their lawyer said Thursday.
Former U.S. attorney general says it's not hard to reject interrogation memos (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
WASHINGTON - Former Attorney General John Ashcroft said Thursday it was not a hard decision to withdraw Justice Department legal opinions that approved the use of harsh interrogation methods which critics say amount to torture.
Livent accountants evaded controls: Drabinsky lawyer (The Globe and Mail)
TORONTO — Accounting staff at Livent Inc. circumvented controls put in place by company co-founder Garth Drabinsky in order to change advertising invoices without his knowledge, a lawyer for Mr. Drabinsky told a Toronto court Thursday.
Family, attorney of Marine charged in slaying of Army nurse to speak (WRAL.com Raleigh)
The attorney for a Marine accused of killing his estranged wife wants to clear up misinformation about his client. The Marine's family and attorney planned to speak at a press conference at 4 p.m.
Lawyer: Slips used to send HGH to Clemens found (Lexington Herald-Leader)
Convicted steroid dealer Kirk Radomski looked under his television last weekend and found overnight mail slips from packages he claims were used to send human growth hormone to Roger Clemens' house, according to the lawyer for Brian McNamee. Clemens sued McNamee, his former trainer, for defamation this year after McNamee claimed the seven-time Cy Young Award winner used steroids and human ...
Bali bombers will be dead in a month: lawyer (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
A lawyer representing the Bali bombers predicts his clients will be executed within a month now that the country's Supreme Court has rejected their final appeal.
Attorney General Nabs 5 Sex Offenders For Illegally Using MySpace (WOAI San Antonio)
Five convicted sex offenders are behind bars after Attorney General Greg Abbott's Cyber Crimes and Fugitive units caught them illegally using the popular social networking site MySpace.com.
Missouri attorney general candidate wants no-call list expanded (The Kansas City Star)
JEFFERSON CITY | Democratic attorney general candidate Jeff Harris said Thursday that he wants to expand the state's no-call list and crack down on e-mail spammers.
Lawuit filed against Ontario County and district attorney (News 10 NBC Rochester)
News 10NBC has learned the first steps have been taken to file a lawsuit against Ontario County and its district attorney...
Alexandria attorney nominated to federal bench (WRIC 8 News Richmond)
Associated Press - July 17, 2008 6:05 PM ET ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - President Bush has nominated Alexandria attorney Anthony Trenga to a federal judgeship in the Eastern District of...
Lawyer: Jury rules Bratz dolls idea conceived at Mattel (San Jose Mercury News)
LOS ANGELES - A lawyer for Mattel says a jury has ruled that a designer conceived the rival Bratz doll characters while working for Mattel.
Lawyer says jury rules for Mattel in Bratz case (Houston Chronicle)
A lawyer for Mattel Inc. says a jury has ruled that a designer conceived a competitor's Bratz doll characters while working for Mattel.
Attorney challenges ID of "dinnertime bandit" (Boston Globe)
An attorney for the man accused of being the "dinnertime bandit" argued Thursday that police mishandled a photo lineup of possible suspects, leading a witness to finger his client.
Lawyer: Jury rules Bratz dolls conceived at Mattel (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
A lawyer for Mattel Inc. said Thursday a jury has ruled that a designer conceived a competitor's Bratz doll characters while working for Mattel, a ruling that could potentially mean millions in damages for the toymaker.
50 Cent 'wants to see his son,' lawyer says (AM New York)
Rapper 50 Cent may reach millions through his hits, but he hasn't seen his son since a Suffolk judge last month signed an order enforcing the hip-hop star's right to do so, his lawyer charged in court Thursday.
Bush nominates Alexandria attorney for federal judgeship (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ALEXANDRIA -- President Bush has nominated Alexandria attorney Anthony Trenga to a federal judgeship in the Eastern District of Virginia. Trenga specializes in litigation and trial practice with the Washington law firm of Miller and Chevalier. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton and his law degree from the University of Virginia.
Lawyer new leader of Iowa gambling commission (Quad-City Times)
DES MOINES — Cedar Rapids lawyer Greg Seyfer was voted in Thursday as the new chairman of the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission.
Stoddard County names assistant prosecuting attorney to newly created position (Southeast Missourian)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. — Described as a "tested litigator," Dexter attorney Rance Butler joined the Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney's Office Wednesday as an assistant prosecutor.
Lawyer tells inquiry about misplaced trust (Ottawa Citizen)
CORNWALL — A former lawyer for the Alexandria-Cornwall Catholic diocese who failed to read the final version of a $32,000 non-disclosure agreement told a public inquiry Thursday the move had “disastrous” consequences for him professionally.
Attorney General accuses Algonquin contractor of fraud (Daily Herald)
An Algonquin contractor bilked at least three customers out of more than $12,000 by accepting down payments for projects it never started, or started and never finished, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday by the Illinois Attorney General.
Attorney: I'll fight this to US Supreme Court (The News-Star)
The attorney for plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against the University of Louisiana System said Thursday he is contemplating taking his appeal all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Attorney says Beer Board denial wrong (Knoxville News Sentinel)
MARYVILLE - The attorney representing a Blount County woman says the Beer Board has opened the county up to legal liability by refusing her a beer permit for the special event facility she operates.
Lawyer confident Asif will be cleared of doping (AP via Yahoo! Philippines News)
The lawyer of Pakistan paceman Mohammad Asif is confident his client will be cleared by testing of his B sample following an initial positive doping test.
Pakistan's Asif tested positive for steroid: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Pakistan paceman Mohammad Asif tested positive for the banned steroid nandrolone during the Indian Premier League (IPL), his lawyer said Friday.
Ban robo calls, attorney general hopeful says (The Springfield News-Leader)
Attorney general candidate Jeff Harris wants Missouri lawmakers to ban automated political phone calls, but the Democrat from Columbia refuses to pledge to not use them this during election cycle.
Lawyer: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has provided alibi to police in sodomy case (AP via Yahoo! Malaysia News)
A lawyer says Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has provided an alibi to the police to prove he did not sodomize a male aide.
Bessemer school board attorney presses on with IRS suit (Birmingham News)
An attorney for the Bessemer school board said he plans to ask a judge to ignore a motion to drop the school system's federal suit against the Internal Revenue Service.
Appleton woman in rat-in-food case seeks attorney (The Appleton Post-Crescent)
APPLETON The woman charged with extortion for planting a rat in her lunch plate at a pricey restaurant is seeking a court- appointed attorney.
Lawyer: Oopposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim Provides Alibi To Police In Sodomy Case (Sin Chew Jit Poh)
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has provided an alibi to police to prove he did not sodomize a male aide but will not give a DNA sample for fear it could be manipulated to frame him, his lawyer said Friday (18 July).
Police record statement from PI Bala's lawyer (The New Straits Times)
M.Puravalen, the lawyer representing private investigator P. Balasubramaniam, was today called up by police to have his statement recorded with regard to the second statutory declaration (SD) made by his client.
Bali bombers' legal options over: Attorney General (The Star)
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Three Indonesian militants convicted for their roles in the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings appear to have exhausted all legal avenues to avoid the death sentence, the Attorney General said on Friday.
Treasury Dept. Lawyer Indicted On Drug Charges (NBC4 Washington, D.C.)
A federal grand jury in Alexandria has indicted a U.S. Treasury Department lawyer for allegedly buying large quantities of methamphetamine with the apparent intent to sell the drug.
WILL IMPOSTER ATTORNEY DEFEND HIMSELF? (Staten Island Advance)
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The son of a retired judge is accused of pretending to be an attorney in order to sell a woman's home, then keeping the money for himself.
Anwar provides alibi in sodomy case: Lawyer (CTV.ca)
A lawyer for Malaysia's opposition leader says Anwar Ibrahim has provided an alibi to police to prove he did not sodomize a male aide.
Holroyd steps down as Law Soc pres for Surrey lawyer Marsh (The Lawyer)
The Law Society president Andrew Holroyd has handed over his post to Surrey-based property lawyer Paul Marsh. ...
Lawyer: Spears, Federline reach settlement (UPI)
LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Kevin Federline's lawyer says Federline and his ex-wife, U.S. pop singer Britney Spears, have reached a settlement in their child custody battle.
Lawyer: Malaysian opposition leader provides alibi to police in sodomy case (The Canadian Press via Yahoo! Canada News)
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - A lawyer for Malaysia's opposition leader says Anwar Ibrahim has provided an alibi to police to prove he did not sodomize a male aide.
Lawyer: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has provided alibi to police in sodomy case (Philstar.com)
KUALA LUMPUR (AP) - A lawyer says Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim has provided an alibi to the police to prove he did not sodomize a male aide.
Detectives Seize Documents From Murder-For-Hire Suspect's Attorney (NBC 5 Dallas Fort Worth)
Detectives go after the secrets between a murder-for-hire suspect and his attorney.
THE SYNAGRO SLUDGE DEAL: Tinsley-Talabi denied hiring an attorney (Detroit Free Press)
Detroit Councilwoman Alberta Tinsley-Talabi denied hiring an attorney to represent her in the federal government's probe of the Synagro Technologies sludge recycling contract.
Court orders release of gun, car to family of Lapu’s slain lawyer (Sun Star)
THE Regional Trial Court (RTC) has ordered the release and return of the pick-up truck where lawyer Richard Sison was fatally shot in and the pistol that he attempted to use when he was ambushed.
Spears ends custody fight: lawyer (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Britney Spears has ended her custody battle with former husband Kevin Federline, the singer's lawyer said Friday.
Attorney Michael Crosby arrested on domestic violence charge (The Biloxi Sun Herald)
A prominent Coast attorney was arrested early today on a domestic violence-related charge and then released on bond.
Not Guilty Verdict on Most Serious Charge in Attorney Beating Trial (FOX 8 Cleveland)
A Cleveland jury has acquitted one of the men accused of beating a Shaker Heights attorney on New Year's Eve of the most serious charge against him. After less than a day of deliberations, Joseph Wilson, 20, of Cleveland, was found not guilty of attempted murder of Kevin McDermott. The jury did find Wilson guilty of aggravated robbery, felonious assault and kidnapping.
Publisher's case could go to attorney general (Middletown Journal)
COLUMBUS — If a deal is not worked out between embattled publisher Don Miller and his former employees, the case over alleged unpaid wages will head to the Ohio attorney general, state officials have warned.