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Texas attorney general expected at polygamy hearing Tuesday (Dallas Morning News)
ELDORADO — When a grand jury reconvenes here on Tuesday to hear evidence of alleged sexual abuse inside a West Texas polygamist community, a special guest will be in the courtroom -- Attorney General Greg Abbott.
New York attorney general pushes Comcast to block child porn Web sites and newsgroups (Newsday)
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ New York's attorney general notified Comcast Corp. on Monday that the state will take legal action if the company — the nation's second-largest Internet service provider — doesn't agree to eliminate access to child pornography.
Convicted NY lawyer sues over credit card data (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - July 21, 2008 7:35 PM ET NEW YORK (AP) - A disbarred Manhattan lawyer who pleaded guilty to statutory rape has sued the American Express Co.
Disbarred lawyer sues, blames AmEx for capture (Sun-Sentinel)
A disbarred Manhattan lawyer who pleaded guilty to statutory rape has sued the American Express Co. for giving police credit card information he says led to his capture.
Convicted rapist lawyer sues American Express (AM New York)
A disbarred Manhattan lawyer who pleaded guilty to statutory rape has sued the American Express Co. for giving police credit card information he says resulted in his capture.
Attorney Says $1 Billion Lawsuit Turned Off Children's Motrin Jury (NBC 4 Los Angeles)
Family members and their attorney, who lost a $1 billion lawsuit against the makers of Children's Motrin, say they plan to file an appeal and the sum of the lawsuit may have hurt their chances of winning.
Attorney who defended Cook County in patronage case on list to be inspector general (Chicago Tribune)
One of the finalists to lead the office charged with ferreting out political corruption under Cook County Board President Todd Stroger is an attorney who led the county's defense in a landmark illegal patronage case.
Lawyer says city offering settlement to opponents of Talbots project (New Bern Sun Journal)
Lawyer Trawick "Buzzy" Stubbs told a crowd of downtown merchants Monday that the city has proposed a settlement to the group of about two dozen people who are challenging the permit for the Talbots project.
Candidate accuses rival, Krischer aide of illicit contact in state attorney race (The Palm Beach Post)
Paula Russell, veteran prosecutor and underdog candidate for Palm Beach County state attorney, is alleging that her opponent, Michael McAuliffe, and his campaign manager, Mike Edmondson, violated Florida law when they did campaign work together while Edmondson was on duty as a state employee.
Mom's attorney speaks out about missing girl (FOX 35 Orlando)
Jose Baez, the criminal defense attorney for the mother of missing 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, held a news conference today to clear up what he considered misconceptions with the investigation.
Respected attorney recalled as a man without enemies (Everett Herald)
Leaving a celebration of life for his longtime colleague Ian Millikan, a fellow lawyer wished he'd spent more time with the Marysville attorney. "And he and I practiced law together since 1978," Richard Swanson said.
Cleveland Man Gets 25 Years for Attack on Lawyer (FOX 8 Cleveland)
A Cleveland man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in a New Year's Eve attack on a lawyer who was out for an evening workout in suburban Shaker Heights.
Attorney Appeals Judge’s Decision To Throw Out Laundering Charges (Bristol Herald Courier)
A U.S. attorney is appealing a federal district court judge’s decision to vacate a dentist’s convictions for money laundering, setting up a legal battle over a federal statute that was recently interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Lawyer Seeks To Summon Malaysia's Deputy Prime Minister As Witness In Murder Trial (Sin Chew Jit Poh)
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian opposition lawyer said Tuesday (22 July) he hopes to summon the deputy prime minister to testify in the trial of a slain Mongolian woman.
Attorney General Corbett's election challenger blasts his campaign practices (Public Opinion)
Democratic attorney general candidate John Morganelli blasted incumbent Tom Corbett Monday for allowing state staffers to do political work for him while prosecuting the notorious "Bonusgate" case.
To cope with gas prices, famed attorney leases private jet (Sun-Sentinel)
Attorney leases his private jet to make up for fuel costs Even famed attorney Willie Gary isn't immune to soaring gas prices.
March lawyer seeks bankruptcy protection (The Tennessean)
A Nashville lawyer known for representing notorious clients, including convicted murderer Perry March, has filed for chapter 13 protection in bankruptcy court.
FAREWELL TO SLAIN B'KLYN LAWYER (New York Post)
Mourners yesterday paid their respects to a Brooklyn lawyer murdered at home last week along with her attorney husband. Family and friends of Christina-Maria Petrowski-Schwartz, 48, visited Sherman's Memorial Chapel for the viewing. She and her...
Attorney general sues junkyard duo (Albany Times Union)
Car-crushing operation blamed for chemicals leaching into air, water HUDSON FALLS -- The state Attorney General's office is suing owners of a Washington County junkyard for years of environmental damage caused by allowing toxic chemicals to foul the air and water.East Side Used Auto Parts, 3614 Burgoyne Ave., allegedly crushed cars without properly draining fluids, which allowed gasoline, ...
Baron Cohen swaps Borat's mankini for lawyer's briefs (Guardian Unlimited)
The man behind Ali G, Borat and Bruno is set to produce and star in a new comedy about an ambulance-chasing lawyer
Mom's attorney speaks out about missing girl (FOX 35 Orlando)
Jose Baez, the criminal defense attorney for the mother of missing 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, held a news conference today to clear up what he considered misconceptions with the investigation.
Lawyer in tax matter calls ethics complaint 'ludicrous' (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
The tax lawyer who's been hit with an ethics complaint for helping Gov. Jim Gibbons get a money-saving tax break said Monday he did nothing improper.
Lakeland to Hire Lawyer for Train Issues Ahead (The Lakeland Ledger)
LAKELAND | The city will hire a lawyer to push its interests in upcoming regional decisions about a planned freight terminal in Winter Haven and commuter rail plans for Orlando, and for the likely statewide talks that will follow.
District attorney gets nod (The Daily Iberian)
Sixteenth Judicial District Attorney Phil Haney was appointed last week by Gov. Bobby Jindal to the Drug Policy Board, serving as a representative of the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association.
Cleveland Man Gets 25-Years For Attacking Lawyer (19 Action News Cleveland)
CLEVELAND (AP) - A Cleveland man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in a New Year's Eve attack on a lawyer who was out for an evening workout in suburban Shaker Heights. Cuyahoga County
Cleveland Man Gets 25 Years for Attack on Lawyer (FOX 8 Cleveland)
A Cleveland man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for his role in a New Year's Eve attack on a lawyer who was out for an evening workout in suburban Shaker Heights.
Karadzic's Lawyer To Appeal His Transfer To UN Court - Report (Nasdaq)
BELGRADE (AFP)--The lawyer of arrested war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic said Tuesday that he would appeal a judge's decision to transfer the former Bosnian Serb leader to the U.N. court in The Hague.
U.S. lawyer warns water pact will deplete Great Lakes (London Free Press)
TORONTO — A top American environmental lawyer says the fine print of an accord meant to protect the Great Lakes opens the way for the “privatization” of the world’s greatest source of fresh water.
Bonusgate: Attorney General's aides targeted (The Evening Sun)
Democratic attorney general candidate John Morganelli blasted incumbent Tom Corbett on Monday for allowing state staffers to do political work for him while prosecuting the notorious "Bonusgate" case.
Former federal prosecutor is GOP's nominee for attorney general (The Columbus Dispatch)
After weeks of back-and-forth over their choice to run for attorney general, Ohio Republican Party officials are backing D. Michael Crites as their party’s nominee, a source said today.
Canso merger vote not legal, raucous meeting told, lawyer investigating (Cape Breton Post)
CANSO, N.S. (CP) — The Nova Scotia town of Canso has asked its lawyer to investigate an allegation that the recent vote to disband the town and join neighbouring Guysborough County was not legal.
Bruscato behind Prorok in cash for state's attorney's race (Rockford Register Star)
Joe Bruscato, the Democratic candidate for Winnebago County state’s attorney, entered the final months of the race with a smaller war chest than his Republican opponent.
Attorney suspended from practice (Evansville Courier & Press)
An Evansville attorney recently convicted and sentenced to jail on methamphetamine charges has been suspended from practice by the Indiana Supreme Court.
Lawyer's False Retirement Claims Revoked (R News)
The state comptroller's office revoked the retirement credit of a lawyer who worked for the Holley Central School District.
DiNapoli revokes pension credits of Duanesburg attorney (BizJournals)
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said Tuesday he has revoked four years of pension credits from a Duanesburg attorney as part of the ongoing investigation of attorneys who belong to the state's pension system.
Well-known lawyer joins ex-Bear manager's defense: source (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Veteran U.S. lawyer Brendan Sullivan is joining the defense team of indicted former Bear Stearns hedge fund manager Ralph Cioffi, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday.
John Payne announces for County Attorney (Bandera Bulletin)
My name is John D. Payne, a native Texan and I would like to be your next County Attorney. My wife Cindy and I have been living in Bandera County for the past four years, and owned property here even longer. We both practice law and are members of Grace Lutheran Church.
U.S. attorney outlines settlement with CoxHealth (The Springfield News-Leader)
Western District U.S. Attorney John F. Wood announced today that the United States has reached a $60 million settlement with CoxHealth.
Lawyer: Pa. police killing was self-defense (WFMJ Youngstown)
READING, Pa. (AP) - The lawyer for a man accused of killing a Reading police officer in 2006 says his client acted in self-defense. Attorney Jay Nigrini says 26-year-old Cletus Rivera didn't know the man who was chasing him was a police officer.
Lawyer: Pa. police killing was self-defense (Centre Daily Times)
The lawyer for a man accused of killing a Reading police officer in 2006 says his client acted in self-defense.
Sacha 'Borat' Cohen to produce lawyer flic 'Accidentes' (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Sacha Baron Cohen, better known as "Borat," has sold Fox film studios a comedy, "Accidentes," about an ambulance-chaser-turned-hero, which he will produce and possibly star in, Variety magazine said Tuesday.
Daughter of polygamist leader seeks again to dump attorney (The Salt Lake Tribune)
Posted: 2:16 PM- ELDORADO, Texas -- A 16-year-old daughter of polygamous sect leader Warren S. Jeffs launched a new effort Tuesday to replace her court-appointed attorney.
Lawyer, Tax Commissioners Defend Governor's Tax Break (KLAS Las Vegas)
An Elko lawyer and member of the Nevada Tax Commission who helped Governor Gibbons obtain a big property tax break on 40 acres he owns in eastern Nevada defended his role and the governor's agricultural deferral as appropriate and legal.
Lawyer: Pa. police killing was self-defense (WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg)
The lawyer for a man accused of killing a Reading police officer in 2006 says his client acted in self-defense.
Attorney: Firefighters not purposely misdiagnosed (7 News Boston)
BOSTON -- The attorney for a doctor whose Boston firefighter patients are under review for possible false diagnoses says his client has done nothing wrong.
Mohawk activist 'shocked' police tapped lawyer-brother's phone (CNews)
TORONTO - A Mohawk activist at the heart of a blockade that forced the closure of a major Ontario highway and rail line last year said Tuesday he was dismayed to learn provincial police tapped the phone of his brother, a prominent and well-regarded lawyer.
U.S. Attorney for Utah predicts polygamy-related prosecutions (Deseret Morning News)
The U.S. Attorney for Utah predicts prosecutions against members of polygamous sects as part of a multi-state cooperative investigation into crimes associated with polygamy.
Grannik named as new Bethel district attorney (KTVA Anchorage)
Andrew Grannik has been named the new district attorney for Bethel. The Alaska Department of Law made the announcement Tuesday. Grannik has worked for the department since 2005. He received his law degree from Northeastern University School of Law.
Attorney General: Hardin Bonus Likely Illegal (The Morning News)
LITTLE ROCK - The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees' decision to use an endowment fund to give university president Lu Hardin a $300,000 bonus likely violated state law, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Tuesday.
LA lawyer charged with sending child porn (The Fresno Bee)
A Los Angeles lawyer has been arrested for allegedly sending child porn to an FBI agent posing as a 13-year-old girl.